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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 12-15-2010
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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Breakfast just got betterPAGE12BProwl roll to 2nd victoryPAGE1BLake Placid parade photosPAGE7ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, December 15-16, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 152 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 60 28Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly sunny and still cold Forecast Question: Did you decorate your yard for the holidays? Next question: Should congress approve the extension of tax cuts for all income levels? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Robert Harpster Age 81, of Indianapolis William Massie Age 83, of Avon Park Maurice Murray Age 92, of Avon Park Roger Salvail Age 67, of Sebring Winfred Wilburn Age 86, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 41.1% No 58.9% Total votes: 95 Celebrations7B Classifieds9A Clubs & Organizations7B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar8B Crossword Puzzle11B Cryptogram11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors9B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B NASCAR This Week3B Sports On TV2B Index News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A Florida license tag is framed by icicles early Tuesday morning in Sebring. Decembrrrrrr chill By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK T he Avon Park City Counc il voted 5-0 to forgo hiring a public safety director, an d directed City Manag er Bruce Behrens to adve rtise for a new fire chief at its meeting Monday nigh t. Acouple on the counc il spent time during t he meeting chastisin g Behrens for not "follow ing directions" in purs uing a public safety dire ctor by promoting Cmd r. Michael J. Rowan to police chief. Behrens explained th at because of union restri ctions, and the fact th at only the council cou ld approve payroll increase s, he has not pursued a fi re chief, but he could sta rt advertising for one imm ediately. Rowan took the tit le change without a p ay increase, according to Behrens, but to adverti se and hire a fire chief wou ld AP drops safety director proposal By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Local citrus growers are holding their breath over the next few days, waiting to see if this could weather event will damage the industry significantly. "It could go either way, we will know more after the cold snap," said Ray Royce, executive director of the Highlands County Citrus Growers Association on Monday. Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency for Florida citrus growers on Saturday, hoping to help get the fruit off the trees quicker as the cold weather approaches. "We still have about 90 percent of the fruit on the trees. The next couple of Citrus growers brace for worst as temperatures dive By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Coun ty Commissioners were to ld on Tuesday by Highlan ds County Apprais er Raymond C. McIntyre to expect real estate valu es to continue to dro p through the next budg et season. And that could effe ct the county budget for t he 2011-2012 fiscal year. Although McIntyre to ld the commissioners that it was still too early to g et accurate numbers for t he upcoming tax season, he did state that in the res idential real estate marke t, home values were st ill decreasing. "The market continu es to slide for home values ," McIntyre said. "We a re very early in the proce ss to give an accurate num ber, but from the raw dat a, year-to-date, residenti al home values are dow n about 10 percent." When pressed by com missioner Barba ra Stewart about agricultu re values, McIntyre said th at he did not have enoug h information to even beg in a guess on agriculture va lues. "Agriculture is bas ed Home values continue to sink News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Ice hangs from a small shrub Tuesday in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONSIcicles hang from an antique hand pump Tuesday in Sebring. Courtesy photo Keith Goodson gives a sneak peak at his new work "Light of the World" in the photo from his Facebook page. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Keith Goodson's art decorates 11 buildings around Lake Placid. "Cracker Trail Cattle Drive" at Winn Dixie; "Airboat" at South Florida Community College's Interlake Boulevard site; and "Scrub Jay World" at the chamber of commerce are just three examples of his work among Lake Placid's famous murals. Goodson, who is from Avon Park, now lives in Winter Haven, where he unveils a new and different work this weekend at the Champions Church. The work is "Light of the World," an oil on canvas measuring 12-by-36 feet a richly detailed painting depicting the nativity scene. Harriet Porter, president of the Lake Placid Mural Society, has known Goodson for about 20 years. "When he came to us he was just 21 years old," Porter said Tuesday. "He told me, if you will allow me to paint a mural you won't regret it.'" Porter added, "When I saw his rendering of the bass mural (at North Main Goodson set to unveil newest masterpiece in Winter Haven See FREEZE, page 3A See AP, page 3A See HOME, page 3A See GOODSON, page 6A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. Please call 385-6155.SUBSCRIPTION RATES12 mo.7% FL taxTotal HOME DELIVERY$60.46$4.23$64.69 IN FLORIDA MAIL92.236.4698.69 OUT OF FLORIDA MAIL105.99105.99 Deadlines for subscription changes are noon on Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon on Thursday for the Friday edition, and noon on Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. Romona Washington … Publisher and Executive Editor863-385-6155, ext. 515 Dec. 11 242733385052x:5Next jackpot $16 millionDec. 8 41423424650x:5 Dec. 4 31222284351x:2 Dec. 13 1012303234 Dec. 12 912172431 Dec. 11 810121314 Dec. 10 17152536 Dec. 13 (n) 2759 Dec. 13 (d) 2795 Dec. 12 (n) 8155 Dec. 12 (d) 6996 Dec. 13 (n) 89 5 Dec. 13(d) 93 1 Dec. 12(n) 94 2 Dec. 12 (d) 97 5 Dec. 10 920273213 Dec. 7 193038421 Dec. 3 21826348 Nov. 30 3612373 Dec. 11 18101920 PB: 23 PP: 2Next jackpot $20 millionDec. 8 811254158 PB: 16 PP: 4 Dec. 4 1324273142 PB: 22 PP: 5 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawing s are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center Courtesy photo Special STARS Recreation Club member Frances Goff, of Avon Park, dons a set of antlers and a red nose to dance around while the chorus sang Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer. Special STARS Coordinator Cindy Marshall, of Avon Park, dressed as an elf and played along with Goff as they entertained the residents at The Oaks Nursing Home in Avon Park on Saturday afternoon. They also sang carols up and own the hallway for the staff and residents there. Santa Claus even made an appearance. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Veterans Services Office in coordination with the Veterans Advisory Board held a Pearl Harbor Remembrance at the Veteran Services Office on Dec. 7. More than 100 people attended. The ceremony, held to honor the heroes of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked the United States on military bases in Hawaii, to honor the service members who were serving at Pearl Harbor 68 years ago. Mary Margaret Staik, administrative assistant with the Highlands County Veteran Services Office opened the ceremony. With a Navy Bell Toll Ceremony as a part of the event, Denise Williams, service officer, narrated with Betsy Waddell, CPO, U.S. Navy, (Ret.), president of the Veterans Council of Highlands County Inc., tolling the bell, which was on loan for the event by the Highlands Waves Unit 88. The guest speaker, World War II veteran Roberta Wade spoke on her memory of World War II. She knew she would only receive about $31 a month and a lot of KPduty, but she still wanted to join. Wade has a BAin English. Her basic training was at Ormond Beach, before transferring to Commerce, Texas. She completed OCS in Des Moines, Iowa, where she was discharged. She acknowledged that she did see a lot of KP(kitchen duty). The Lake Placid Army JROTC assisted wtih the program with the Posting of the Colors. Ever prepared and always innovative, the JROTC unit brought their own state flag and US flag. The poles were too tall for the low ceilings of the conference room, sohe members of the JROTC unit simply slid back two ceiling tiles, and continued with their participation in the program, lifting the flags through the opening in the ceiling and settling the poles into the flag stands. The flags stood majestically just at ceiling level. David Flowers, director County Facilities Management, played "Taps" on his trumpet. Fred Arbelo, commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, led the Pledge. Don Lipps of the Christian Motorcyclist Association gave the Benediction. Kim Ridgeway of the Lake Placid Ministry Center, provided the music for "God Bless America" and led the National Anthem. Roger Perkins, chaplain of 40 et 8 Unit 863 in Lake Placid delivered the inspiration an d prayer for the Pearl Harb or victims. More than 100 attend Pearl Harbor ceremony Courtesy pho to Denise Williams narrates during the Bell ceremony for the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Ringing the bell is Betsy Waddell. In the background are (from left) Mary Margaret Staik, Kim Ridgeway, and Harry Marsh. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLAKE PLACID A Lake Placid man was booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday on charges of armed robbery. According to the offense report, Marcus Lamon Taylor, Jr., 20, of 311 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., allegedly threatened two females with a gun, and took an undisclosed amount of cash from them after hitting one with the gun. The report from Deputy Joel P. Brown states that on Dec. 7, at approximately 4:06 p.m. Taylor stopped the two women who were driving by calling them on his cell phone and asking for a ride. The women stopped, and Taylor got into the back seat, pulling a silver gun that looked like a semi automatic weapon and wrapped his arm around the female passenger and demanded all of their cash. When the women did not respond fast enough, the report said, Taylor hit the passenger in the head with the butt of the gun three or four times, pointed the gun at the driver's face and yelled again for them to hand over their cash. Still not satisfied wi th their response, Taylor forc ed the weapon into the passe nger's mouth and aga in demanded their money. Taylor then dropped t he gun in the back seat, accor ding to the victim's stat ements, and said "There, I threw it down. Now give m e the money." After the victim in the passenger se at handed over h er cash, Taylor left t he vehicle and stat ed "Now I'll have to kill ya'll," but h is weapon jamm ed when he went to chamber a round and the women dro ve off. Arequest to the ce ll phone provider showed th at Taylor did call the victim 's cell, and that voice ma il contained Taylor's voice. Taylor was booked o n charges of grand larcen y, robbery with a fire arm aggravated battery, aggr avated assault, and probatio n violation. According to t he Highland's County Sheriff 's website, Taylor was on pr obation for burglary in Ju ly, and assault, kidnapping an d possession of a firearm in 2008. LP man arrested for armed robbery Taylor By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Linda L ouise Payne, 41, was a cquitted by a jury on F riday after facing c harges that she did not r eport suspected abuse u pon 22-month-old K aedyn Short. Short died on May 27, 2 009 from bruises and a s kull fracture, allegedly c aused by ex-Avon park P olice Officer James P arker. Parker is charged with f irst-degree murder and a ggravated child abuse. S hort was placed on life s upport due to her i njuries in March of 2 009. Parker is still awaiting t rial and is scheduled for a pretrial conference on T hursday. The child's mother, J ennifer Sue Short, was c harged with failure to r eport child abuse and n eglect of a child causing g reat bodily harm, and is a lso awaiting trial. Payne, according to H ighlands prosecutor C ourtney Lenhart, failed t o produce an incident r eport on Kaedyn after an i nvestigation into her d eath began. Teachers at the day c are reported bruises on t he infant in 2008. Payne's defense attorn ey pointed out that P ayne was not at the day c are the day the incident r eport was filed and that t wo teachers at the day c are who noticed the b ruises never contacted t he Department of C hildren and Family S ervices. The assistant director, S ara Vasquez, took the r eport and called the m other, who claimed that t he bruises were caused f rom the child playing in m oving boxes at a b abysitter's house. Vasquez was also c harged with failure to r eport abuse, but r eceived deferred prosec ution. The jurors took just o ver two hours of delibe ration to render the not g uilty verdict. Payne found not guilty Was charged with not reporting abuse Special STARSsing up some holiday cheer POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, Dec. 13: Kenneth Jay Anderson, 42, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of cocaine. Victoria Elizabeth Andrews, 35, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of cocaine. Andrew Blaze Caridi, 19, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Travis Cody Chancey, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with dealing in stolen property; defrauding a secondary metals recycler; larceny or grand theft; fraud, false verification of ownership to pawn broker; and larceny or grand theft of firearm. Chelsea Danielle Crago, 20, of Venus, was charged with dama g in g propert y criminal mischief. Kevin Edward Cranfield, 26, of Sebring, was charged with trafficking in illegal drugs, oxycodone (four grams or more); possession of drug paraphernalia; sale of oxycodone, Schedule I or II; and knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, second offense. Everado Garcia, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny or petit theft, first degree. Javier Garcia, 22, of Lake Placid, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, second offense, two counts. Garrett Germain Hampton, 37, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting arrest without violence; using or possessing drug paraphernalia; and possession of cannabis. Justin Walter Lewis, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with selling, manufacturing or delivering marijuana. William Anthony Mason, 24, of Sebring, was charged with motion to transport prisoner, deposition for municipal ordinance violation. Eric Livingston McFarlane, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with fleeing or eluding police, failing to obey law enforcement officer's order to stop; driving while license suspended, second offense; possession of marijuana, not Continued on page 6A AVON PARK G arbage collection for t he City of Avon Park P ublic Works will change f or the upcoming holid ays. Christmas: No g arbage pick-up on F riday, Dec. 24. T hursday, Dec. 23 moves t o Wednesday, Dec. 22. F riday, Dec. 24 moves to T hursday, Dec. 23. New Year's Eve: No g arbage pick-up on F riday, Dec. 31. T hursday, Dec. 30 moves t o Wednesday, Dec. 29. F riday, Dec. 31 moves to T hursday, Dec. 30. Changes in AP garbage schedule ClarificationThe article reference by L aura Ware in her Sunday c olumn, Movies should k eep you awake,'was an A OLNews article written b y David Moye.

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We will not get those numbers until early March," McIntyre said. One bright spot, according to McIntyre, was commercial real estate, which appeared to be stable. "We seem to be above the national average for commercial sales and values," McIntyre said. McIntyre also stated that the residential values make up about 37 percent of the to total values for the county, and that he expects the housing market to continue to decrease in value for at least one more year. "Foreclosures continue to set the tone. Until those are cleaned up, we can't expect any change in the market. We looked at one neighborhood in Highlands County yesterday that have 10 sales, and all 10 were foreclosures," McIntyre added. Economists project that it will be 2013 before the ma rket, and appraisal value s, turn around, McIntyre said 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 d ays could really impact the i ndustry here. If it gets b elow 20 degrees and stays t here for 3-5 hours, we could b e in real trouble. If it gets i nto the mid-teens and stays t here for a couple of hours, w e could loose trees," Royce s aid. The National Weather S ervice forecast for this m orning called for temperat ures to drop to under 25 d egrees this morning, and t he area is under a hard f reeze warning. The growers are out maki ng sure the micro-sprinklers a nd jets are working because w ater cover could help t remendously, according to R oyce. "The water comes out of t he ground around 68 to 70 d egrees this time of the year, a nd if there is a hard freeze, t rees that are covered in ice s tay around 32 degrees, so it a dds a layer of insulation to t he trees themselves," Royce s aid. "Well, I am nervous about t he next couple of days," s aid Bobby Barben, part of t he Barben Fruit Company. "We have about 1,500 a cres to watch over, and all w e can do now is get water o n the ground, and think beach weather,'" the vetera n farmer joked. "This r eminds me of the 1962 f reeze, where the weather turned cold earlier than expected. You are always scared going into a week like this, but you never know." "We expect the worst, and sometimes get it. But you never really know because there are so many variables," Royce said. "Cloud cover, winds, ground saturation, soil make-up and the length of the cold snap all have to be factored in. If the temperature stays around 28 degrees for a couple of hours, it could dry out the fruit. If the wind blows, it could move colder air pockets around more. "So you just have to muddle through and do what you can," Royce said. "And wait and see." Continued from page 1A be a change in the budget that council set for the fiscal year. Councilwoman Brenda Gray asked what were the potential savings if the council still pursued a safety director. "If we went to a public safety director, we would still save $102,000?" Gray asked. Assistant City Manager Maria Sutherland told council that she guessed there still could be an $80,000 to $87,000 savings if the council continued to pursue a safety director instead of a fire chief. Sutherland did not reveal how she arrived at her numbers, down from her initial guess of $102,000 during last year's budget season, but did stress that "the rules have changed, the game has changed and now we are playing with different numbers." "Everything that he has done, that's all right and I think that we cannot undo that, but I think we should advertise for a public safety director, and then go forward. That's just my opinion," Gray said. Councilman Terry Heston also felt that every bit of savings that could be saved, should be saved. "After talking to Mr. (Raymond) McIntyre (Highlands County Property Appraiser) land values were going to go down this year and next year ... I am still confused here on what we are doing if we are hiring a public safety director. If we hire a public safety director, are we still keeping a police chief and hiring a fire chief?" Heston asked. "I don't know about that," Gray responded. Behrens pointed out that the city council could still follow any direction that it wanted, and should evaluate it on a yearly basis. "I have provided a jo b description and an adve rtisement, and if you a ll wanted to advertise th at position, we could follo w that track. If you wanted to keep everything as it is rig ht now, we can follow th at track," Behrens said. Councilman Al J oe Hinson asked why appoint a police chief and not a fi re chief, "Why have we n ot hired a fire chief?" Hinso n asked. "If I promoted Cap t. (David) Cloud within th at department, I would ha ve increased his salary ," Behrens explained becau se of the fire department co ntract and union requir ements. After more discussio n, and a request from the fi re department union represe ntative Warren West, t he council voted to go forwa rd with advertising for a fi re chief. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A News Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS An oak tree hangs heavy with ice Tuesday morning in Sebring. Freeze has growers on edge Home values continue to decline AP won't seek safety director TALLAHASSEE (AP) State economists a re updating Florida's general revenue estim ate, and the outlook is not promising. Preliminary figures Tuesday show the new e stimate could range from $420 million to $ 705 million less than previously anticipated f or the current budget year that runs through J une 30. It also may be down for the next budget year by $560 million to $762 million. That combination could add at least $1 billion to a previously estimated $2.5 billion budget gap between expected income and high priority to critical spending needs previously forecast for the next fiscal year. Governor-elect Rick Scott will use the new revenue estimate in his budget recommendation to the Legislature early next year. State economists updating Florida revenue estimate

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Facade grants homeo wners within the CRAdist rict can receive matching d ollars from the CRAto paint o r upgrade the outside of t heir homes have helped m aintain residential neighb orhoods. Now, a new grant program o ffers help to prospective s mall business owners by p roviding funds for perman ent improvements inside l eased commercial space. The most obvious benefit w ill be the new shops and r estaurants that will open d owntown because of the p rogram. The more variety a nd quality available, the m ore people will make downt own a destination of choice. In our changing world, h owever, there are other, longer term benefits too. According to the Web site Sustainable Connections, there are at least 10 reasons shopping locally is good for both the local economy and area residents. As mentioned in Sunday's article about the CRAby News-Sun staff writer Christopher Tuffley, studies have shown that of $100 spent in a chain store only $13 stays in the community, while for every $100 spent in a local, family owned business $45 stays in the community. Studies have also shown that locally owned businesses spend significantly more money to make purchases or use the services of other locally owned businesses, further strengthening the community. Sustained Connections states that non-profit organizations receive an average of 250 percent more support from smaller businesses than they do from large ones. Large chain stores typically echo each other being big rectangles designed around a logo. Rather than reflect the community, the big box store is meant to evoke brand loyalty. On the other hand, family owned businesses often reflect the tastes and idiosyncrasies of their owners, creating a unique atmosphere and distinctive community character exactly the kind of environment that draws tourists. By creating downtown centers, rather than malls on the fringes of town, drives are shorter and walking possible. This helps lower fuel consumption and air pollution, while it makes a public space more intimate and friendly. It also encourages a more relaxed and pleasing atmosphere. Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, providing the most jobs to local residents. Owners of local businesses typically take more pride in their establishment, know more about their product, and highlight customer service. Because local business owners are a part of the community, they are less likely to leave, and more interested in the collective future. Local businesses in town centers generally do not need additional tax investment in infrastructure, whereas a chain store may need water, sewer, road access, and traffic lights. Sustained Connections also says that a variety of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their customers, provides more choice. Finally, in an age of increasing bland and same old, same old, research is showing entrepreneurs and skilled workers are mo re likely to invest in commun ities that value and suppo rt their one-of-kind business. In other words, anythin g we can do as a community to enhance our common are as and encourage small busine ss strengthens all of us. Kudos to the CRAf or looking into the tunnel an d seeing light. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Think local first when shopping W e congratulate the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency for its active approach t o revitalizing downtown. It was a fine night that offered an interesting snapshot of America. Over the Thanksgiving break, I joined with 50 others for an impromptu high school reunion. We grew up in Bethel Park, a fairly typical American suburb in Pittsburgh, Pa. that exploded in population in the 60s and 70s. Many of our parents had grown up in the city in the 20s, 30s and 40s. They were brimming with optimism by the time they moved to Bethel. By 1946, America had won World War II. The baby boom was under way and would last some 18 years. My parents, born in 1933 and 1937, were of the Silent Generation. In 1956, soon after my father returned from the Army he was drafted just after the Korean War ended he took a secure job with the telephone company and married my mother, his high school sweetheart. They had very little money, but, like many couples then, began a family right away. By 1964, they'd saved enough to move to a brandnew four-bedroom home in the "Promised Land" Bethel Park. They did so because they dreamed of a better life for their children better schools, a finer home, a safer neighborhood with huge backyards where their children could play. Bethel Park delivered. Through the mid-'70s, my classmates and I experienced what was essentially a 1950s upbringing. Most moms stayed home and ran our neighborhoods like well-oiled machines. Though it was a rigid time for adults women had limited opportunities outside the home and dads carried most of the financial burden it was a great time to be a kid. There were no 24-hour cable news channels to scare parents into locking their kids in the house. We played outside all day we jumped on our bikes and rode throughout South Park, several miles away. We lived by two basic rules: We better no t be late for supper and we better com e home when the street lights come on. Our childhood was marked by a total lack of chaos an abundance o f orderliness and innocence. I remember one night when our father made us turn off "Love, American Style," a TVcomedy series about romance. Such "racy fare" was not permitted in our home. We were protected from most of the adult world. We had little awareness of the war in Vietnam, riots and other turmoil rocking the country. Our childhood world was one of security and hopeful ness, a world in which we were free to dream. Though the economy wa s bad during our high school years, it didn't trouble mos t of us. We had a raucous good time many of us ha d college and bright futures ahead of us. Our timing was great. When we graduated from college in 1984, the economy was booming and would continue to grow, fo r the most part, until 2008. Now here we are, nearly a half-century old. Our hair i s thinning. We've put on a fe w more pounds than we'd like Many of our surviving parents are ill. The optimism infused in us from our start is being challenged as we worry about our future, our children's future, our country's future. But for one Saturday night, we enjoyed a respite from our adult world. Our formal 30-year reunion was canceled due t o a lack of attendees, but fou r classmates organized our impromptu reunion instead What a grand time it was to chat and laugh with 50 other people who share the common experience of a di stinct time and place now gone forever. Tom Purcell, a freelance writer is also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. E-mail Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Our snapshot of America Guest Column Tom Purcell Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Plea se keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opini ons expressed in EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY Career office holders are big threat E ditor: Career office holders is the greatest t hreat to American democracy and our e lectoral process. We the people must a ct to limit the number of terms a llowed Congress and other elective o fficers. Most elected office holders are c areerists and based on the most powe rful election aids, name recognition, w here it keeps many members of the s ame family, i.e. father, mother, sons a nd daughters in office over and over t o different offices, abusing the system. This government of the people was f ounded on the notion of "citizen legisl ators." The only solution is to abolish g overnment pensions for all elective o ffices except President. In past years we have lost our way, o ur government was founded on the c itizen legislators and we should d emand a return to that principle. America's law makers have become a "new class" abusing all the rules of l aw. Under the new system of term limi ts, all elected officials, including memb ers of Congress, would be required to p articipate in Social Security just like t he rest of We the people. This would p ermit them to continue building their r etirement foundation while serving in C ongress or the state legislature. But a ll pension benefits accrued to augment S ocial Security would have to come f rom private sector employment either b efore or after public service. The abolition of government pens ions would not apply to non-elected g overnment employees. Limiting a llowable elective service is not a new t hought. On Feb. 27, 1951, under Harry T ruman, the 22nd amendment was ratif ied to limit presidential terms. We the people have a chance to "restore" the democratic form of government by never re-electing an incumbent at any level of government, local, state and federal and we must abolish pensions to all elected officials. May the Supreme Commandant keep and guide us and may He bless America again. Billie E. Jewett SebringScott should decide commission seatEditor: Aren't there any residents of Highlands County interested in the open seat on the board of county commissioners who haven't either lost an election for the position, retired from the position, or just plain old new blood to public office? When I read that most applicants ran and lost elections for the office or previously held public office, I became very anxious. I hope, with all sincerity that Charlie Crist will leave the decision to Rick Scott to decide among new blood for this position. Barbara Kircher SebringGet this country back on trackEditor: This letter is written in response to Randy Ludacer's article on Sunday, Dec. 5. As a second generation American, I have served in the military, paid my taxes, never collected any benefits, and have never been unemployed all since age 14. Now retired from the private industry I resent, as do many of my fellow Americans, President Obama wanting to take away my benefits and those of my fellow Americans. Americans have worked all their lives to give to others who have never earned those benefits and a great many of whom don't deserve any benefits. My grandfather, an immigrant from Germany, taught our family that nothing is free. So, brace yourselves, the balderdash from Wasilla, "it ain't over till the fat lady sings." I believe in our democratic system that majority rules and if you don't like our system, move and quit complaining. We do, however, need to get back to the serious issues, i.e., getting this country back on track. We can begin with the following, in no particular order of priority: No new taxes Cancel the NAFTATrade Agreement, bringing jobs back to this country, putting people back on a payroll to pay taxes Control "union" wages and state benefits Freeze the salaries and benefits of federal employees which are in excess of the benefits and wages of private industries Deport all illegal immigrants No Medicare, Medicaid, nor Social Security benefits unless you have paid into the system Mandate that Congress pays back into the Social Security system the money borrowed for other projects Pass and implement a system that applies to all no raises for Congress unless an increase in the COLAis allowed for Social Security recipients Establish term limits for Congress Set a limit on contributions to all elective offices for level playing fields Glen Owens Lake Placid

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W illiam MassieWilliam D. Massie, 83, of Avon Park died Dec. 13, 2010. B orn in Columbus, Ohio, he h ad been a resident of Avon P ark since 1994. He retired f rom Standard Register C ompany in Dayton, Ohio in 1 989, after being manager of M echanical Engineering for m any years. He was a veteran o f World War II, serving in t he U.S. Army, 3rd Infantry R egiment. He is survived by his wife o f 61 years, Jane; daughter, J ill Coyan; brother, Mike M assie; and three grandsons. Amemorial service will be h eld in Wellston, Ohio at a l ater date. Contributions may b e made to Hope Hospice, 4840 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL33872 in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Maurice MurrayMaurice G. Murray, 92, of Avon Park died Dec. 10, 2010. Born in Potsdam, N.Y., he moved to Avon Park in 1978. He retired from the federal government as a federal home loan bank examiner based out of St. Petersburg. He is survived by his daughter, Annabel Humble; son, Robert "Bob" Murray; sister, Virginia "Ginny" O'Neill; one granddaughter and one great-grandson. He will be placed in the Wall in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, next to his loving wife, Julia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Shriners Hospital c/o Highlands Shrine Club, P.O. Box 229, Sebring, FL33871. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.newssun.com/obituaries Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring.Roger SalvailRoger Charles Salvail, 67, of Sebring died Dec. 12, 2010. Born in West Warwick, R.I., he had been a resident of Sebring since 1994. He was a carpenter and plumber in the construction industry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during Peacetime in 1961-1963 and attended Unity Church in Sebring. He is survived by his wife, Hollie; three brothers and one sister. Amemorial service, with Military Honors, will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, with Rev. Andy Conyer officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring.Winfred WilburnWinfred J. Wilburn, 86, of Sebring died Dec. 11, 2010. Born in Middlesboro, Ky., he moved to Sebring in 1987. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He retired from Huron Fordge in Detroit. He was a faithful member of Independent Baptist Church in DeSoto City. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Sumpter; sons, Terry Wilburn and Barry Wilburn; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Afuneral service was held Dec. 14 at Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfu neralchapel www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010Page 5A DEAR SANTA I WOULD LIKE THIS FOR MY CAR ... 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A P Chamber has membership meetingAVON PARK The A von Park Chamber of C ommerce December memb ership meeting, sponsored b y Highlands Independent B ank, will be a breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Hotel J acaranda. Cost of breakfast i s $9. The Memorial Elementary S chool Chorus, under the d irection of Darlene Cloud, w ill present their Christmas p rogram. RSVPby e-mail or call t he chamber office at 4533 350.Starting Your Business' seminar is this afternoonAVON PARK "Starting Y our Business" is a free s eminar presented by the S mall Business Development C enter at University of S outh Florida. It will be held f rom 2-4:30 p.m. today at S outh Florida Community C ollege Corporate and C ontinuing Education Room T 05. It is designed for persons t hinking of starting a small b usiness or who have started a business and want to make s ure they did it correctly. L icenses, marketing, entity s election, and business plann ing are among the items d iscussed. The seminar will b e presented by David Noel, c ertified business analyst w ith the SBDC. Seating is limited, so call N oel at 784-7378 to reserve a seat in the seminar or for f urther information.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill host bar bingo at 1 p.m. T hursday. Schedules subject t o change; call for details. F or more information, call 4 52-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will host music w ith Mike Claxton today. F or more information, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host karaoke with Wild Bill from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Franke will provide music from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call 465-0131.Elvis/ventriloquist show comes to Lake Placid Elks LodgeLAKE PLACID Elvis impersonator Jimmy Smith comes to the Lake Placid Elks Lodge with world famous comedian/ventriloquist Alex House on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at 4 p.m. Smith who has been singing songs since he was a small child and has studied Elvis'moves and mannerisms and perfected them. Then be entertained with laughter by the world famous Alex Houston, the ventriloquist who has entertained people for three decades. Tickets are $10 per person through Jan. 9 and $12 after Jan. 9. Open seating and open to the public. Tickets must be purchased at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. Grief seminar offered ThursdayLAKE PLACID Agrief therapy session with Charlie Stroup is set for Thursday at Southern Lifestyle Assisted Living Facility, 1297 U.S. 27 N., Lake Placid. Soup and sandwiches will be provided at no charge. To make a reservation or for more information, call Southern Lifestyle ALF at 465-0568.Award-winning author introduces latest novelSEBRING Sunny Serafino, an award-winning author, will have a book signing at Brewster's Coffee House from 4-7 p.m. Thursday. Forgiven,'a novel that weaves a haunting tale of mystery, faith and the intertwining of lives, is the 11th novel published by this author. Amuch sought-after speaker, Serafino frequently addresses Florida women's associations, civic and church groups on the topics she writes about topics such as courageous women, family history and a faith based look at life. For further information or to schedule a book signing or speaking engagement, contact Serafino at 4712065, by e-mail at sunnyone@strato.net or through her Web site, www.sunnyser afino.com .Majestic Cove plans open houseSEBRING An open house of Majestic Cove Resort Condominiums has been set for 5 p.m. Thursday. Enjoy some refreshments and the views. The event is sponsored by 809 Lake Jackson LLC and ACT Florida Management Services LLC. Majestic Cove is at 2351 Lakeview Drive. AMVETS plans Christmas partySEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have a Christmas party at 6 p.m. Saturday. Bring fingerfood to be shared. Also, bring a $5 wrapped gift (man for man, woman for woman). Entertainment to be provided. For more information, call 385-0234.SHARE ceases operationLAKE PLACID SHARE Florida Food Network will permanently crease operation after Saturday. First Presbyterian Church would like to thank all the other participating churches who helped with this needed outreach program. The First Presbyterian Church's Benevolent Ministry ,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2 742, will be available to answer any further questions. Robert BobŽ Rex Harpster, 81, of Indianapolis, passed away December 11, 2010. He was born in Ashland, Ohio, September 22, 1929 to John and Helen Harpster and returned to Ashland every deer hunting season to join his brothers, nephews and friends at deer camp. Bob was a proud alumnus of The Ohio State University. He was an active member of Alpha Gamma Rho and Future Farmers of America. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Bob was a born salesman and loved farming. He combined his career ambitions and retired in 1991 from a long and distinguished sales career with Ford New Holland in Warsaw, Indiana. Following Bobs retirement, he and his wife Jean Ann Weber moved to Sebring, Florida where he continued to be a competitive bridge player and spent many a day on the Sunn Lakes Golf courses. Due to declining health, Bob and his wife of 53 years, moved to Brookdale Senior Living to be near their surviving son, Steve Harpster, daughter-in-law, Babette; and their one and only grandson, Jack Harpster. Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Lynn Harpster Smith; sister, Marge Galloway; and brother, Gerald MoseŽ Harpster. He is survived by his sister, Jean Endsley; long time sister-in-law, Beulah Harpster; and brothers, Donald, Carlton PugŽ, and Russell Harpster. A private service will be held for the family and a celebration of Bobs life will be held at a later date at Bobs childhood church. Memorial contributions may be made to Rowsburg Lutheran Church, 137 CR 1302, Polk, OH, 44866-9738. Online condolences may be sent to SRHarpster@gmail.com, or mailed to 8460 Brittany Court North, Indianapolis, IN, 46236. Arrangements entrusted to: SHIRLEY BROTHERS WASHINGTON MEMORIAL CHAPEL Indianapolis, IN 46229 317-897-9606ROBERT BOBŽ REX HARPSTER COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Courtesy pho to The South Florida Community College Jazz Series presented jazz greats Dick Hyman and Ken Peplowski on Dec. 9. 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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! more than 20 grams; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. James Monroe McRoy, 45, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Teresa Gail Rozar, 52, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Dec. 12: Chase Andrew Berish, 20, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cannabis. Ennis Lee Brown, 30, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Sabino Cipriano, 33, of Lake Placid, was charged with no valid driver license. Wesley Alan Denney, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense; grand theft; attempted burglary of occupied structure or conveyance; domestic violence or assault; and criminal mischief. Elizabeth Victoria Edwards, 45, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Arthur Thomas Maul, 62, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; DUI and damaged property, four counts. Ashley Nicole Maxwell, 21, of Zolfo Springs, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Michael Jerome Pough, 40, of Avon Park, was charged with battery. Lakeisha Tywanda Walton, 32, of Lake Placid, was charged with damaging property, criminal mischief; missile into dwelling, building or vehicle; battery, touch or strike. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Dec. 11: Jonathan Robert Abad, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with sexual battery, victim over 12 years of age, physical force. Salatiel Marino Gomez, 60, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Continued from page 2A Avenue and East Bellview Street), I knew we absolutely had to have him paint it." Porter has seen Goodson's "Light of the World" while in progress and says it is beautiful. "He's been working from dawn to dusk for weeks," she said. "He's a fine young man and deserves (an audience)." Goodson is an Avon Park High School graduate, having moved to the City of Charm from Cocoa Beach with his family as a child. At APHS, he was named the most outstanding art student in the history of the school. He graduated from South Florida Community College and began a career in the theater designing and painting sets. Then he began the first of his murals in Lake Placid. "The best artists ," Goodson says on h is Facebook page, "have be en visionaries and they paint ed out of passion and not ob ligation." AChristian, Goodso n lives to portray the glory of God through the arts. H e also hopes to inspire othe rs to fulfill their God giv en talents. His most passionate ne w venture is launching a pe rforming arts center in Winter Haven to get ch ildren involved in the arts. This Saturday an d Sunday, the public is inv ited to view the nativi ty scene at 7 p.m. ceremoni es each night. Champions Church as ks for the courtesy of an RSV P for planning purposes. The church is at 180 1 Havendale Blvd. The tel ephone number is (863) 29 43561. Continued from page 1A Courtesy photo Cracker Trail Elementary School presented two morning Christmas Concerts on Thursday, December 9, finishing with an outstanding performance at 7:00p.m. The Mustang Chorus and the Fifth Grade Handbell Choir conducted by Mrs. Esther P. Rodriguez, performed carols and songs from different parts of the world. Goodson to debut new work this week Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H eartland Cultural A lliance will be presenti ng a benefit exhibit of the p hotographic art of Bill D ailey titled "Fall in Love W ith Kids." Forty percent o f the proceeds from this s how will be donated to t he Champion For C hildren Foundation of H ighlands County. Dailey recently won B est of Show in the HCA S pill Your Heart all mediu m art show. In this e xhibit, Dailey will be i ntroducing new work as w ell as showing his a cclaimed classic nature p hotography. The exhibit will take p lace at the Heartland C ultural Alliance Gallery o f Fine Art at Sebring R egional Airport through t he month of December. There will be a Sangria & Snacks Opening C elebration from 4:30-6 p .m. Friday. Classical guit ar music will be provided b y Kenny Summers. This e vent is free and open to t he public. The artist will b e in attendance. Contact Fred Leavitt at 4 02-8238 or info@heartl andculturalalliance.org or v isit heartlandculturalall iance.org. HCA to feature Bailey Christmas at Cracker Trail Courtesy photo T he Heartland Cultural A lliance will be presenting a benefit exhibit of the photographic art of Bill Dailey. POLICEBLOTTER More police blotter online at www.newssun.com Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010Page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS T own of Lake Placid Mayor John Holbrook cruises down Interlake Blvd. waving to the crowd. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS T he Lake Placid High School ARMY JROTC. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Lake Placid Christmas parade Grand Marshal Ray Royce waves to the crowd Saturday evening. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Ridge Area ARC supporters and clients make their way down the parade route Saturday evening in Lake Placid. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Demetria Walker, 4, (from left) Demetrius Walker Jr., 3, and Yamahri Pope, 2, enjoy ice cream cone cupcakes before the parade. Lake Placid Christmas parade News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department trucks makes their way down Interlake Blvd. Saturday evening during the Lake Placid Christmas parade.

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Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010www.newssun.com Photos courtesy of Getty ImagesFAMILYFEATURES If your holiday gifts aren't already under the tree or in the mail, you're not alone. One-fifth of the people polled in a recent Bing.com survey expect to last-minute shop this holiday season. Here are some great tips from Bing to help you avoid the stress last-minute shopping can bring. Last-Minute Shopping Tips to Delight Your Loved Ones S implify Online ShoppingRead reviews. Look for product reviews, especially when shopping for electronics and home appliances. You don't want to spend good money for a product that doesn't perform well or breaks down after just a few uses.Compare prices. Going online makes getting the best deal a snap. But don't forget to factor in additional costs such as shipping and taxes. They can add up and turn a great bargain into a bust.Go easy on the eyes. The Visual Search gallery at Bing lets you see beautiful pictures of what you're looking for which helps you make confident decisions and shop faster.Get guidance. Not sure what to get? Online gift guides are a great way to see a quick round-up of different categories so you can find just the right gift for each person on your list. Last-Minute TreasuresWhether it's to save money or because they ran out of time, almost half of the women polled in the Bing Shopping survey admitted to having re gifted at least once in the past couple of years. It helps to be prepared with a few extra gifts, so you're not surprised at the last minute, leaving you rummaging through your closets for a reciprocal gift. To avoid becoming a re-gifter this year, take a look at these last-minute gift ideas from Bing Shopping:Wine Gift Baskets. Beautiful and delicious, a wine gift basket will please the foodie on your list. Search by price, user ratings or expert ratings to find the perfect match.Birthstone Jewelry. From pendants and charms to earrings and neck laces, you can find beautiful and affordable jewelry that celebrates your loved one's birthday.Spa Sets. Treat someone to a day at the spa without ever leaving home. Soothing or invigorating, fun or romantic, there are plenty of ways to help pamper a friend or someone in the family. People also re-gift because they received something they didn't actually like. This year, make sure your family knows just what you want us e the Bing Shopping List feature to select an item on Bing Shopping, add it to your list, and share it via Facebook. You'll never have to regift again.Best Holiday Gift Bets from Brooke BurkeBrooke Burke, co-host of "Dancing with the Stars" and mom of four, offers a helpful gift guide at bingholiday.com, sharing these ideas for your loved ones.ForMom: The holidays can be stressful, especially for busy mothers. Brooke suggests pampering Mom with home spa products or gifts from the heart, like beautifully framed family photos or handmade artwork. Her favorite spa product is Bliss Body Butter, which comes in both scented and unscented varieties. ForDad: If Dad is a gadget lover, a new Windows Phone 7 like a Samsung Focus or HTC HD7 would thrill him this season. The latest smartphones make it easy to navigate the Web, enjoy entertainment, social network and use a wide variety of apps all from one phone.ForKids: For kids ages two through eight, Brooke is a fan of recordable story books. These books take story time to a whole new level by letting you read and record the tale right into the book itself. Your children will hear you read their favorite stories at any time or place. And they make a great keepsake. For kids of all ages, Brooke suggests personalized charm bracelets for girls or ID bracelets for boys. She's also a fan of the Sing-a-ma-jigs, one of the holiday season's hottest toys that jitter, jabber and chatter as your child interacts with them. Get more great toy deals at www.bing.com/shopping.

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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, the style of which is: SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, as Successor By Merger To Big Lake National Bank, Plaintiff, vs. EDUARDO J. PEREZ, MARITZA VIDAL PEREZ a/k/a MARITZA V. PEREZ, husband and wife, FINANCIAL SERVICES SUPPORT GROUP, IN., and TRANSATLANTIC BANK, a Florida Banking Corporation, Defendants. and the docket number of which is: GCS-10-634, Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 4th day of January, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Highlands County Courthouse located at 590 South Commerce Avenue, in the City of Sebring, Florida, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC-10-350 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCIA TERESA LOCKLAR, SECURITY PACIFIC FINANCE CREDIT CORP., BANK ONE DAYTON, N.A.; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY; 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, JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCI A TERESA LOCKLAR, dated the 1st day of December, 2010, in Case No. 10-350-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 JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCI A TERESA LOCKLAR 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, JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCI A TERESA LOCKLAR, and described as follows: Lot 19, in Block 2, of SMOAK BROTHERS ADDITION, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 25, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 176 McCoy Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Real Property Tax identification number is: C-06-37-30-110-0020-0190. 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 15, 22, 2010 Internal Revenue Service Public AuctionUnder the authority in Internal Revenue Code section 6331, the property described below has been seized for nonpayment of internal revenue taxes due from Jesse & Sonia Baldwin. The property will be sold at public auction as provided by Internal Revenue Code section6335 and related regulations.Date of Sale: January 4th, 2010Time of Sale: 10:00 am Registration 09:30 Location of Sale: 1450 US 27 Lake Placid, FL 33862Only the right, title, and interest of Jesse & Sonia Baldwin in and to the property will be offered for sale. If requested, the Internal Revenue Service will furnish information about possible encumbrances, which may be useful in determining the value of the interest being sold.Description of Property: The property is a .75 acre lot with large metal building in an incorporated commercial area. Real Property is legally described on attachment; Highlands County Florida Parcel ID # C-08-37-30-A00-0270-0000Payment Terms: 20% of the successful bid within one hour of sale and the remaining funds will be due on or before January 24th 2011 03:00 PM. All payments must be by cash, certified check, cashiers or treasurer's check or by a United States postal, bank, express, or telegraph money order. Make check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. For more information, please contact Sharon W. Sullivan Internal Revenue Service 7850 SW 6th CT MS 5780 Plantation, FL 33324 or Sharon.W.Sullivan@irs.gov or visit our website HYPERLINK "http://www.irsauctions.gov" www.irsauctions.gov December 15, 17, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-785-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GLORIA BATALLA; SEBRING HILLS 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 Defendant, GLORIA BATALLA, dated the 1st day of December, 2010, in Case No. 10-785-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 GLORIA BATALLA is the Defendant, 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 Defendant, GLORIA BATALLA, and described as follows: Lot 3, Block 4, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 346 Tern Avenue, Sebring, FL 33872 Real Property Tax identification number is: C-35-34-28-010-0040-0030. DATED on December 3, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak 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 15, 22, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 08-00314 DIVISION: ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. ANDRES LEON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 1, 2010, and entered in Case No. 08-00314 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which OneWest Bank, FSB, is the Plaintiff and Andres Leon, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth ins said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 15, IN BLOCK 144, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION ELEVEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 314 ENOS AVE., 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 15, 22, 2010 said South line, a distance of 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 143,879 square feet or 3.30 acres, more or less. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 or Telephone (941)471-5313 not later than five business days prior to such proceeding. Dated this 3rd day of December, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 15. 22, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 08001323GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 29th day of November, 2010, and entered in Case No. 08001323GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A EXHIBIT ``A'' A portion of Tract ``A'', SOMERVALE DOWNS, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 35, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Tract ``A''; thence South 00 degrees 28' 40'' East, along the East line of said Tract ``A'', a distance of 1,659.90 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 00 degrees 28'40'' East along the East line of said Tract ``A'', a distance of 441.98 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, a distance of 985.83 feet; thence North 00 degrees 24'41'' West, a distance of 441.98 feet; thence North 89 degrees 48' 25'' East, a distance of 985.32 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 435,600 square feet or 10.00 acres, more or less. Subject to and together with a 50 foot nonexclusive ingress and egress easement described as follows: A portion of Tract ``A'', SOMERVALE DOWNS, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 35, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Tract ``A''; thence North 89 degrees 48' 25'' East along the North right of way line of West Josephine Road and the South line of Section 35, Township 35 South, Range 28 East, a distance of 961.34 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence North 00 degrees 24' 41'' West, a distance of 1,743.38 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, a distance of 542.16 feet; thence North 00 degrees 22' 41'' West, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 48' 25'' East, a distance of 1,134.26 feet; thence South 00 degrees 26' 40'' East, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, a distance of 542.16 feet; thence South 00 degrees 24' 41'' East, a distance of 1,743.38 feet to a point lying on the North right of way line of said West Josephine Road and the South line of said Section 35, Township 35 South, Range 28 East; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, along IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-10-1412 DEBORAH FARACE GARCIA, Petitioner, and, JOSE M. GARCIA CUEVAS, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jose M. Garcia Cuevas YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Deborah Farace Garcia, petitioner, 13895 Hwy 27 North, Lake Wales, Florida 33895, on or before January 19, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED: December 14, 2010. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Kathy Whitlock As Deputy Clerk December 15, 22, 29; January 5, 2011 The date of first publication of this Notice is December 8, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Karen Sue Eckelbarger 2470 N. Main, Box 22 Craigville, IN 46731 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 December 8, 15, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-368 IN RE: ESTATE OF LAWRENCE EDWARD NELSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LAWRENCE EDWARD NELSON, deceased, whose date of death was August 26, 2010, and whose social security number is 301-12-4623, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other 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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-480 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT W. MacEWEN 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 Robert W. MacEwen, deceased, File Number PC 10-480, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was July 29th, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $66,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name and Address Elizabeth M. Brannigan 6 Fogg Road Buxton, ME 04093 David W. MacEwen 194 Warren Road Townsend, MA 01469 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. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is DECEMBER 15, 2010. Person Giving Notice: Elizabeth M. Brannigan 6 Fogg Road Buxton, ME 04093 David W. MacEwen 194 Warren Road Townsend, MA 01469 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Person Giving Notice 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com December 15, 22, 2010 ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED on December 2, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court, HIGHLANDS County 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870-3701 /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE A.D.A. ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE CLERK OF THE COURT NOT LATER THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT *IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, VOICE 1-800-955-8770. THIS IS NOT A COURT INFORMATION LINE. December 8, 15, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-001120 DIVISION: UNC: 282010CA001120XXCICI WALTER MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC AND MID-STATE TRUST VI, A TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS SOUTH, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO THE FOLLOWING DEFENDANT(S): JANET SOUTH 251 BALTIMORE WAY NE LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 JANET SOUTH 1607 MEADOWBROOK ST. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: LOT 37 & 38 IN BLOCK 21 SECTION 2 PLACID LAKES, PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 21 AS PER OR BOOK 496 PAGE 639 PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the attorney for the Plaintiff: VESCHIO LAW GROUP, LLC 2001 W. KENNEDY BLVD. Tampa, FL 33606 on or before January 14, 2011, or within 30 days of the first publication of this notice of action, and file the Original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-888-GCS SAMUEL SHASHY, Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS E. CAINAS a/k/a CARLOS CAINAS, a single man, and ALL PARTIES CLAIMING BY OR THROUGH SAID DEFENDANTS. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: CARLOS E. CAINAS a/k/a CARLOS CAINAS ADDRESSES UNKNOWN AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for foreclosure and for damages on the property located in Highlands County, Florida and described as follows: Lot 15, Block 76, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION 8, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 68, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida vacant land. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on R. William Futch of R. William Futch, P.A., Plaintiffs' attorneys, whose address is 610 S.E. 17th Street, Ocala, Florida 34471, on or before January 12, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance, please contact ADA Coordinator, Highlands County Courthouse, 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)402-6565 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800)955-8771 and if you are voice impaired, call (800)955-8770. December 8, 15, 2010 rate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 10, in Block 66, TOWN OF AVON PARK, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of DeSoto County, of which Highlands County was formerly a part, lying in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1215 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.TINA CHAMBERLAND, a/k/a TINA CHAMBERLAND and PETER CLAUS JUISTEN, her husband, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Tina M.Chamberland a/k/a Tina Chamberland and Peter Claus Juisten Resident & Address Unknown Last Known Address 15 N. Prospect Ave. Avon Park, FL 33825 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corpoIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1080 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.A MY BROWN, a/k/a Amy A. Brown, FRANKLYN BROWN, CAPITAL ONE BANK and CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: AMY BROWN 1072 Upper Paradise Hamilton, Ontario L9V2B6 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 22, MORNING SUN MANOR, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 46, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals 1000 Announcements HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER THE NEWS-SUN

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AUCTIONTues & Fri 6:30 P.M.Preview: 4-6:30 P.M. 863-633-8393 4490 US 27, S., SEBRING, FL 33870Household Items € Tools € Appliances & MUCH … MUCH MORE!50/50 Drawing & Give Aways Every AuctionEstates Bought & Sold LEGREES863-215-3754Edward LeGreeMOBILE CARWASH & DETAILING 863-465-7491TREE SERVICE,INC.Joe Johnsons TRIMMING € REMOVAL SOD INSTALLATION € STUMP GRINDING LOT CLEARING € PRESSURE CLEANING Top Quality Service From People Who Care!Peoples Choice Award Free Estimates Licensed & Insured SUE IS BACKSue Leninsky from Titusville, Pa. with 42 years experience is working Mon. 8-4 € Sat. 8-noon at SALONTAZMANIA1505 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park 863-452-2396 JUDISPLACEOFHAIR& NAILS271 US 27 North, Sebring Wed. … Fri. 8-4 863-382-9911 Call for an appointment with Sue Advertise Your Business Here!Call 385-6155 We are looking for a high-energy, highly motivated individual ready to work in a fast paced environment. This entry level position requires dependability, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to handle customer service calls, resolve customer problems, and deal effectively with a variety of personalities. General clerical, administrative, and computer skills, in addition to good phone etiquette, are necessary. Scheduled hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. TuesdayFriday. This is a full-time position with benefits, paid time off, health insurance, 401K & more. Email resumes to: humanresources@newssun.com or fax to 352.365.8229, Attention: Human Resources Director. Applications may be completed at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. EOE HELP WANTED Highlands County Board of County Commissioners For application, minimum qualifications and a full job description visit us on our website at www .hcbcc.net You must complete our electronic job application or submit a completed paper application in order to be considered for employment with Highlands County BCC.The following position closes on 12/15/2010 Library Assistant I … 423 PG 8 $9.57/hour … $15.39/hour.EOE/Vet Pref/Drug Free Workplace With construction nearing completion, Good shepherd Hospice is excited to announce that the NEW Somers Hospice House and Resource Center is almost ready to open in Sebring, FL.This state-of-the-art, multi-use facility provides acute, inpatient care for hospice patients and serves as a home base for care teams that work within our community.To ensure comfort and safety of our patients, their families and team members, we are seeking an experienced MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST This position will oversee and maintain the building and perform repairs as directed by Division Manager and will require certification in refrigerant gases including Puron, Freon 12, 22, and 1034A. HVAC experience, electrical circuitry and knowledge of state and local building codes are required. To learn more about this opportunity,and to apply,please visit us online at: www.goodshepherdhospice.org, eoe. With construction nearing completion, Good shepherd Hospice is excited to announce that the NEW Somers Hospice House and Resource Center is almost ready to open in Sebring, FL.This state-of-the-art, multi-use facility provides acute, inpatient care for hospice patients and serves as a home base for care teams that work within our community.To ensure comfortable, clean environment for our patients, their families and team members, we are seeking experienced Cooks and Housekeepers to join our teams. COOKS Must be Serve Safe Certified or willing to become certified with 90 days of hired date. Responsible for sanitation of kitchen, labels, dates, rotating grocery and food products, food prep and freezer pulls in advance. HOUSEKEEPERS Prior related experience in hospital, hospice house, or nursing home required. To learn more about these positions, or to apply, visit us online at www.goodshepherdhospice.org. eoe BICYCLE -Mechanic & Sales. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE. Apply in person BIKE SHOP, 213 US 27 S, Sebring. 2100Help Wanted 2100Help WantedSMALL CPAFirm is seeking to fill an immediate position for a self-motivated IRS enrolled agent with at least 10 years of EA experience in tax practice. Practical experience must be on income tax planning and preparation of all Federal income tax returns (individuals, business, non for profits, and gift and estates); common state income taxation; and payroll taxes. Advanced practical experience required in QuickBooks, Excel, Word, and tax preparation software. Advanced knowledge required in tax accounting, payroll processing and compilation of financial report to AICPA standards. Candidate should have the highest ethical standards; background check and drug/alcohol test is required. Technical supervision of firm staff and extensive client contact are an integral part of this j ob. Local travel to client locations is routine, but not extensive. Compensation based on productivity. Provide resume with work experience and references by fax 863-314-9906 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-001011-GC-S WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF ELIZABETH GLENN, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMA NTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST ELIZABETH GLENN, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED; PERNELL GOODMAN; LINDSEY LAVONNE GLENN; BOBBIE JEAN JONES; ISABELL GLENN WILLIAMS; DERICK LARON MCRAE; DARIUS GLENN, A MINOR; ELSIE GLENN, A MINOR; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the herein named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses,or other claimants; TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2, the parties intended to account for the person or persons in possession; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; CLERK OF COURTS, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 2, 2010, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: LOT 1 AND 9, BLOCK 2, LUCAS LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1529 LUCAS DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 11:00 o'clock a.m., on December 30. 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 3rd day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 15, 22, 2010 cash, the following described property situated in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOTS 19, 20 AND 21, BLOCK 4, LAKE GROVE'S CO'S ADDITION TO LAKE STEARNS, FLA., ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY 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. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 9th day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK December 15, 22, 2010 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop!

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, December 15, 2010Page 11 A The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1 year sales experience, marketing or customer service experience and possess the ability to make cold callsŽ. Candidates must have excellent communication and speaking skills, be computer proficient, able to type 40 wpm. Candidates must also possess excellent sales skills. PART-TIME SALES POSITION DRUG TEST AND BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED. STOP BY THE NEWS SUN AT 2227 US HWY 27 S € SEBRING, FLORIDA AND FILL OUT AN APPLICATION Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you! FOR SALE BY OWNER: 815 ASTON MARTIN DR.Beautifully landscaped 3/2/2 single family home built in 2006. House is freshly painted inside and out, hardwood floors and tile throughout and Key West blinds on all windows. Too many extras to list. Price reduced to $162,000 OBO.Interested please call John at 863-381-9273. VENTO SCOOTER125 cc, 1,146 miles, good condition. New Battery. $1250. 863-382-8647 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation2007 POLARISPredator 50, four wheeler, automatic, low hours and in great condition. $850. Please call 863-441-1639 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 Recreation YORKIE PUPPIES1 male, 1 female. AKC Reg., 8 wks old. Health certs w/1st shots, tails docked & dew claws removed. Parents on premises. $700. 863-452-5960 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 & Supplies SEBRING -Multi Family Sale 2732 Blue Bonnet Dr. Sat Dec 18th 8am-1pm. Lots of children & baby clothes, M&M collect., plus size clothing, Sm. appli. SEBRING -4401 Maderia Ave. Thur-Fri-Sat, Dec 16-17-18, 8am-3pm. Furniture, household items. Lots Of Miscellaneous. SEBRING -3-FAMILY SALE! 314 Robin Ave., Thurs-Fri-Sat, Dec 16, 17, 18, 8am-3pm. LAKE PLACIDLarge Multi Family Sale 3041 Lake June Blvd., Sat. Dec. 18th, 9am-? Tools, games, clothes, ETC. 7320Garage &Yard Sales LAKE PLACID148 Jade Way Fri-Sat, Dec 17th-18th 8am-3pm. Mower, blower, tools, dresser, clothes, sewing machine, miscellaneous items. 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 7320Garage &Yard Sales TV 13"Color, cable ready. $15 863-471-0098 TV ANTENNAOutdoor, w/ remote, and Amp $35 863-382-7959 TIRE &WHEEL, large, LT 265/70 R17. $65. 863-699-1119. 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 PLOW ANCHOR,25 pound $75. 863-699-1119 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 DRY SINKsmall maple hutch like 41"H x 30"W x 19"D. $50 863-402-2285 DOLL -Beautiful Victorian, 4 feet tall. $100 863-655-1762 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 COIN COLLECTION(American Map). $75 863-655-1762 CHAIR -LAZY Boy, blue, excellent condition $95. 863-382-6006 BOOKS -Louis L'Amourbox full $45 863-385-1563 BISSELL VACUUMupright, excellent condition, some attachments $20 863-402-2285 BASKETBALL HOOP,portable on wheels, excellent condition. $50 863-465-2830 ANTENNA TOWER& base, 3-10' sections & 1-9' top. $100 863-273-0811 AIR COMPRESSORCampbell Hausfield, cordless. $13 863-382-6006 7310Bargain BuysGENERATOR -Craftsman 10 HP, 5600 watts. NEW! $395 989-915-1949 7300MiscellaneousNEW FURNITURECLOSE OUT Everything must Go!... BR, Sofa, Recliners, Misc. sofagalleryflorida.com Call 863-471-3315 for Appt. 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 HousesSEASONAL /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. 6250Furnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, Excl. furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, seasonal or monthly rental. No Smoking or dogs. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING, 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. 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING -CUTE 2BR, 1BA, new tile floors & insulation. Kids and most pets ok. 4911 Manatee. $490/mo. + $300 security deposit to move in. 863-446-7274 or 863-471-0840 SEBRING -3008 Spinks Rd., 2BR, 1BA, W/D hookup, new appliances, ceramic tile throughout. No Pets. Close to HRMC & Sebring High School. Avail. Immediately $500/mo. 863-273-1756. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsLAKE 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 SEBRING -3BR, 2BA home for sale. 1902 Orange Blossom Dr. Financing available for qualified buyers. Please call 877-330-8727 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 Estate A NTIQUE &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. 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. COOKS &DISHWASHERS wanted at Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in person, Mon. thru Sat. 9am-5pm. Call 863-655-6215 for directions only! HAIR STYLISTS/ NAIL TECHS / MASSAGE THERAPISTS needed for new Salon by Southgate. Be your own boss! Booths & private rooms to rent. 2100Help Wanted LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.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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Page 12ANews-SunWednesday, December 15, 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

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By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunSEBRING Sebring f reshman forward Jordan H inkle scored four goals in a n 8-0 mercy-ruled, non-dist rict girls soccer victory over A von Park at Firemen's F ield Monday but, fittingly, t hree of her teammates conn ected on the final goal in a c omplete-team effort. The young, unseasoned R ed Devils were outdist anced and outmuscled by an i mproving Sebring team that immediately zeroed in on the Red Devil goal and remained nearby for much of the match. Hinkle lined a corner k ick into perfect position for M ekenzie Hargaden to d eflect into the goal from t wo feet out for a 1-0 lead in t he first minute of play. Avon Park goalkeeper R osa Cuellar made half a d ozen solid saves before H inkle found the back of the n et a few minutes later then a dded her second goal at the 1 0-minute mark for a 3-0 l ead. "Jordan was good in the Y MCA's soccer league but s he started playing volleyb all and hasn't played soccer i n about three years," said Sebring coach Paul Brown. "She came back this year and I'm really pleased with her." Cuellar continued to handle Blue Streak shots, including a rocket from sophomore Destiny McCartney and a close-in blast from Hargaden, before the Red Devil offense moved the ball into Sebring territory. Junior goalkeeper Meghan Williams, who earned the shutout win, stopped an Avon Park shot, then traded stops with Cuellar before play settled in front of the Red Devil goal again. Sebring's Jennifer Cochran nearly took advantage of a rare Cuellar bobble when she kicked the ball out of the keeper's hands in midair, just missing the mark. Cuellar made up for her mistake when Hargaden, looking for a pass, outran two defenders and cut toward the goal from the left side of the pitch. Just as Hargaden's foot connected with the pass, Cuellar left the goal and dove on top of the ball, ending the opportunity. Sebring junior Justus Martin and Avon Park junior Lindsey McLeod stopped play six minutes before halftime after knocking heads in a midfield collision. McLeod stayed down for several minutes and did not return to the game, although she was able to walk off the field under her own steam. Avon Park sophomore Josianne Fils made a nice pass to teammate Noemi Secundino, but Williams made the save, and the first half came to a close with Sebring ahead 3-0. The Blue Streaks picked up the level of play in the second half and overwhelmed the Red Devils. Sebring junior Jayme Faircloth scored at the 43minute mark, McCartney connected with a goal a couple of minutes later and Hinkle scored her third goal for a hat trick at the 46minute mark, giving Sebring a 6-0 lead. "The girls had a little chat at halftime amongst themselves and decided to step it up," Brown said. "I just said, Special to the News-SunLEESBURG Saturday's S outh East Division showd own between the Heartland P rowl and the Florida T hundercats was a predator m eets prey affair with the P rowlcruising toa 133-112 v ictory. The game began with the t wo teams trading baskets in t he first quarter before Prowl f orward Derell Henderson c onnected for two of his team h igh 27 points foll owed by a 3-pointer f rom Prowl guard T heo Jones that h elped the Prowl e stablish a small lead t hat they would hold o nto for the remainder o f the contest. Defense was the name of t he game in the second quart er as the Prowl forced the T hundercats to 8 turnovers in t he quarter. The Prowl used the m omentum to build a 21 p oint lead going into the h alf. The Prowl were paced in t he second quarter by the hot h and and dominate low post p lay of 6-foot-10 center Lex James who finished the game with a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds. The second half started with the Prowl keeping the Thundercats at bay dispite hot shooting from Thundercats guard Andre Witherspoon who finished with a game-high 34 points. The balanced scoring attack and spurts of defensive dominance proved to be to much for the Thundercats as the Prowl cruised to the 133 112 victory. The Prowl finished with six players scoring in double figures, including 18 points off the bench for guard Dwayne Jackson. "I am pleased with the victory tonight.We played the way I know we can play and its just a matter of consistently bringing that same intensity level on both ends and there's no doubt we are going to be a tough team to beat in March" stated Prowlhead coach Frank Hilton. The Prowl were led by Henderson's 27 points with Jones adding 23, Jackson 18 and James 17. Tyrell Harper and Antwan Harris added 15 each. JB Smiley added a season and career high 10 assist and 11 rebounds. With the win the Prowl move to 2-0 and tied for first place in the Southeast Division with the Jacksonville Giants who they visit on New Year's Day inJacksonville. The win should also improvetheir position in the league'sPower Rankings, where last week theyheld the #20 spot. The Prowl will be back at home on Wednesday, Jan. 5, as they host the Power of Atlanta.Game time is 7 p.m. For more information on the Heartland Prowl visit www.heartlandprowl.com or www.abalive.com SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, December 15, 2010NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B Prowl133T'Cats112 Prowl dominates Thundercats We played the way I know we can play.'FRANKHILTON Prowl head coach News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Tyrell Harper, going up for a throwdown in the Prowl's season-opening win, added 15 points in Saturday's win in Leesburg. Sebring7Avon Park0 By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressCORALGABLES To b egin writing a new chapter a t Miami, Al Golden first w rote a book. It's about 300 pages, spir al-bound, even had a c atchy title. "Deserve Victory," he c alled it, with one word w ritten in green, the other in o range. Miami colors. The book had about two d ozen tabs, all with Miami's d istinctive "U" logo, and to G olden, it both summarized w here he's been in football and where he wants to t ake the Hurricanes. Athletic director Kirby H ocutt took notice. Showing that much attention to detail was just one reason why Miami wanted Golden. "I think I had three things Golden's Miami beginning: Meetings and recruiting See GOLDEN, p a g e 4B MCTphoto New University of Miami football coach Al Golden practices the U with Sebastian at a press conference in Coral Gables, Florida, Monday, December 13, 2010. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Marcelo Gori set up both Sebring goals Monday night, garnering two assists in the 2-0 win at Lake Wales. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAn icy wind whipped across Lake Wales Monday night, but it was the Blue Streaks that put the Highlanders in the deep freeze, overcoming the arctic conditions to come away with a 2-0 win. "I could see the effects of cold feet on the ball handling," head coach Keith Bowyer said. "We did bobble on passes that would normally be easy to handle. It was cold and there was a fairly brutal wind, but the team played really well in spite of it." The shots on goal for the night were just about even, with Lake Wales holding a 98 advantage, Sebring goalkeeper Cody Ouverson was Streaks ice over Lake Wales See SEBRING, p a g e 4B By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. Associated PressFLORHAM PARK, N.J. Turns out this was one cost ly trip for Sal Alosi. The New York Jets assi stant coach who tripped a Miami Dolphins player du ring a game was suspended b y the team Monday night wit hout pay for the rest of the se ason, including the playoff s, and fined an addition al $25,000. Alosi, the strength an d conditioning coach, beg an serving his suspension imm ediately and will have n o access to the team's practi ce facility. "I accept responsibility f or my actions and respect t he team's decision," Alosi sa id in a statement. General manager Mi ke Tannenbaum said Alosi w ill also not be allowed to inte ract with any players or coaches "as it pertains to h is job function." He added that the tea m spoke with the NFLabout t he incident throughout the da y, and the league will issue n o further discipline. "Hopefully we're going to learn from what happen ed yesterday and take fu ll responsibility for it ," Tannenbaum said. "We' re really disappointed with Sa l, with what happened, an d we're going to hold hi m accountable for his actions. Alosi stuck out his le ft knee on the sideline an d tripped Dolphins cornerba ck Nolan Carroll, who was co vering a punt in the third qua rter of Miami's 10-6 w in Sunday. "I let everybody down ye sterday with my actions," sa id Alosi, fighting back tea rs during a news conferen ce earlier Monday. "My actio ns were inexcusable and irr esponsible." Carroll, a rookie, fell to t he turf and lay there for sever al minutes before walking off "That's a thing that has n o business in this league ," coach Rex Ryan said, or anywhere else." Alosi said he apologiz ed by phone to both Carroll an d Dolphins coach Ton y Sparano on Sunday, an d spoke to Ryan, Tannenbau m and Jets owner Wood y Johnson about the situation Ryan issued a public apo logy to Carroll and t he Dolphins at his news confe rence. "I was stunned that som ething like this actually too k place," Ryan said. Ryan added that he admired the fact Alosi nev er Jets assistant suspended See TRIP, page 4B Blue Streaks put improved Devils in deep chill News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jordan Hinkle booted home four goals in Sebring's Monday win. See LADY, page 4B

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Sebring ShuffleboardSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club will be holding a County Shuffleboard tournament Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 9 a.m. For the $5 entry fee, contestants play six games with a payout for the winners. Bring your own lunch. Anyone living in Highlands County or a member of a club within Highlands County is eligible to play. Avery enjoyable and fun day! For more information, contact the Sebring Recreation Club at 385-2966.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.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 x-New England1120.846415276 N.Y. Jets940.692273242 Miami760.538225244 Buffalo3100.231256339 South WLTPctPFPA Jacksonville850.615295331 Indianapolis760.538347318 Houston580.385316355 Tennessee580.385291265 North WLTPctPFPA Pittsburgh1030.769290198 Baltimore940.692294229 Cleveland580.385235252 Cincinnati2110.154262345 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City850.615295268 San Diego760.538354253 Oakland670.462314307 Denver3100.231269376NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants940.692329250 Philadelphia940.692374308 Washington580.385238310 Dallas490.308321366 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta1120.846335243 New Orleans1030.769330240 Tampa Bay850.615260267 Carolina1120.077164338 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago940.692253228 Green Bay850.615306189 Minnesota580.385230274 Detroit3100.231285309 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle670.462261329 St. Louis670.462245268 San Francisco580.385243280 Arizona490.308243351 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Thursday's Game Indianapolis 30, Tennessee 28 Sunday's Games Tampa Bay 17, Washington 16 Buffalo 13, Cleveland 6 Detroit 7, Green Bay 3 Jacksonville 38, Oakland 31 Pittsburgh 23, Cincinnati 7 Atlanta 31, Carolina 10 N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, ppd. San Francisco 40, Seattle 21 New Orleans 31, St. Louis 13 San Diego 31, Kansas City 0 Arizona 43, Denver 13 New England 36, Chicago 7 Miami 10, N.Y. Jets 6 Philadelphia 30, Dallas 27 Monday's Games N.Y. Giants 21, Minnesota 3 Baltimore 34, Houston 28, OT Thursday's Game San Francisco at San Diego, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 Kansas City at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 1 p.m. Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Arizona at Carolina, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at New England, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20 Chicago at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston194.826 New York169.6404 Toronto915.3751012Philadelphia815.34811 New Jersey618.2501312Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami188.692 Orlando168.6671 Atlanta169.640112Charlotte815.348812Washington616.27310 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago158.652 Indiana1112.4784 Milwaukee1013.4355 Cleveland717.292812Detroit718.2809WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio203.870 Dallas195.792112New Orleans1410.583612Memphis1114.44010 Houston914.39111 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah188.692 Oklahoma City178.68012Denver149.609212Portland1213.480512Minnesota618.25011 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers177.708 Phoenix1112.478512Golden State816.3339 Sacramento516.2381012L.A. Clippers520.2001212___ Sunday's Games New York 129, Denver 125 Philadelphia 88, New Orleans 70 L.A. Lakers 99, New Jersey 92 San Antonio 95, Portland 78 Oklahoma City 106, Cleveland 77 Orlando 94, L.A. Clippers 85 Monday's Games Miami 96, New Orleans 84 Chicago 92, Indiana 73 Memphis 86, Portland 73 Milwaukee 103, Dallas 99 Utah 108, Golden State 95 Tuesday's Games Toronto at Charlotte, late Philadelphia at New Jersey, late L.A. Lakers at Washington, late Atlanta at Detroit, late Sacramento at Houston, late Orlando at Denver, late Minnesota at Golden State, late Wednesday's Games L.A. Lakers at Indiana, 7 p.m. Boston at New York, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Memphis, 8 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 9:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh21824410171 Philadelphia19754310576 N.Y. Rangers18131379683 New Jersey8192185388 N.Y. Islanders5185155998 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal18102387861 Boston1684368156 Ottawa13163297196 Buffalo12144287884 Toronto11144266586 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington18113399892 Atlanta17113379991 Tampa Bay161043694106 Carolina12124287887 Florida13150267172WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1973419678 Nashville1586367670 Chicago161333510196 Columbus16112347679 St. Louis1495337275 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1684369174 Colorado161043610895 Minnesota13124307186 Calgary13153298491 Edmonton111352777101 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas18102388682 Anaheim16134368798 Los Angeles17101357865 San Jose15105359087 Phoenix1486348177 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sunday's Games N.Y. Rangers 7, Washington 0 Vancouver 2, Edmonton 1 Anaheim 6, Minnesota 2 Monday's Games Dallas 3, San Jose 2, SO Los Angeles 5, Detroit 0 Atlanta 4, Ottawa 3, OT Nashville 5, N.Y. Islanders 0 Colorado 7, Chicago 5 Calgary 3, Columbus 2, OT Tuesday's Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, late Toronto at Edmonton, late Wednesday's Games Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Phoenix at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Washington, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 8 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Columbus at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Monday's Scores EAST Lehigh 79, St. Francis, PA 61 Seton Hall 78, Longwood 51 York 81, Gwynedd Mercy 64 Youngstown St. 78, Malone Univ. 62 SOUTH Bethune-Cookman 69, Webber Int. 58 Coastal Carolina 78, LSU 69 Florida A&M 69, Allen 36 McNeese St. 84, SW Assmbl of God 66 Mississippi 101, Miss. Valley St. 69 Mississippi St. 67, Nicholls St. 58 Siena 72, Florida Atlantic 69 MIDWEST Faith Baptist 79, Presentation 70 Northwestern 81, Long Island Univ. 65 South Dakota 122, Tabor 71 Wichita St. 71, Alabama A&M 49 Wisconsin 70, Wisc-Green Bay 56 Wis.-Superior 82, Northland 46 FAR WEST New Mexico St. 83, Ark.-Pine Bluff 49 Oregon 74, Jacksonville St. 56 San Diego 82, LaVerne 57 San Diego St. 51, Cal Poly 45 UCLA 74, UC Davis 67BASEBALLCOMMISSIONER'S OFFICESuspended Pittsburgh minor league RHP Arquimedes Lorenzo 50 games for his violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAgreed to terms with RHP Koji Uehara on a one-year contract. DETROIT TIGERSNamed Chris Cron manager of Erie (EL) and Dave Huppert manager of Lakeland (FSL). OAKLAND ATHLETICSAgreed to terms with RHP Joey Devine and RHP Brandon McCarthy on one-year contracts. SEATTLE MARINERSDesignated C Rob Johnson for assignment. TEXAS RANGERSAgreed to terms with C Matt Treanor on a one-year contract. Announced RHP Ryan Tucker cleared outright waivers and was assigned to Round Rock (PCL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSNamed Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. short-season pitching coordinator; Joel Youngblood outfield and baserunning coordinator; Turner Ward manager and Alan Zinter hitting coach for Mobile (SL); Jason Hardtke manager, Doug Drabek pitching coach and Andy Abad Hitting coache for Visalia (Cal); Bobby Smith hitting coach for Soputh Bend (MWL); Audo Vicente manager, Doug Bochtler pitching coach and Jacob Cruz hitting coach for Yakima (NWL); Andy Green hitting coach Missoula (Pioneer); Kelly Stinnett manager, Abraham Nunez hitting coach and Jeff Bajenaru pitching coach for Dbacks (Arizona). LOS ANGELES DODGERSAgreed to terms with INF Juan Castro, C J.D. Closser and OF Eugenio Velez on minor league contracts. NEW YORK METSNamed Ken Oberkfell bench coach, Mookie Wilson first base coach, Dave Hudgens hitting coach and Jon Debus bullpen coach. Retained third base coach Chip Hale and pitching coach Dan Warthen. SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with RHP Dustin Moseley on a one-year contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVESRecalled G Jonny Flynn from Sioux Falls (NBADL).FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLSuspended N.Y. Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi, without pay, for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, and fined him an additional $25,000. CINCINNATI BENGALSPlaced S Chinedum Ndukwe on injured reserve. SEATTLE SEAHAWKSPlaced WR Deon Butler on injured reserve.HOCKEYNational Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSRecalled F Ryan Potulny from Rockford (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGSActivated D Willie Mitchell from injured reserve. Placed F Brad Richardson on injured reserve. MINNESOTA WILDReassigned C Warren Peters to Houston (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILSSent D Matt Corrente and RW Alexander Vasyunov to Albany (AHL). Recalled D Dan Kelly and D Harry Young from Albany. NEW YORK ISLANDERSRecalled D Dylan Reese and F Rhett Rakhshani from Bridgeport (AHL). PHILADELPHIA FLYERSSuspended F Jody Shelley two games for delivering a hit from behind to Boston D Adam McQuaid during a Dec. 11 game. ST. LOUIS BLUESRecalled F Adam Cracknell, F Chris Porter and F Dave Scatchard from Peoria (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALSAssigned RW Andrew Gordon to Hershey (AHL). LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Okeechobee, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.DeSoto,6 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.DeSoto,7:30 p.m. Sebring 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. FRIDAY: Girls Soccer at Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Dec.21: Girls Basketball vs.Avon Park,12:30/2 p.m. Walker THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,6 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Santa Fe Catholic,6 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.4: Girls Basketball at Sebring JV,6 p.m. THURSDAY,Jan.6: Girls Basketball at Victory Christian,6 p.m.; Boys Basketball at Victory Christian,7:30 p.m. Heartland Christian FRIDAY: 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 THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Tracy McGrady Shootout,Auburndale,TBD; Girls Basketball vs.Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Mulberry,7 p.m.; Giirls Weightlifting at Sebring,5 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Desoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.George Jenkins, 6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Polk County Duals,George Jenkins,10 a.m. N N H H L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010Page 3B If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com The NASCAR Hall of Fame, in Charlotte, N.C., operated at a de“cit of $409,000 during its “rst four months of operation. Estimates made prior to its opening stated a pro“t of $101 million. Veteran Jimmy Fennig, originally tabbed as an interim crew chief with Matt Kenseth, will continue in that post during the coming season. NASCAR, claiming another fan-friendlyŽ change, has revised the required dress code for visitors in the pits at races. Shorts, sleeveless shirts and open-toed shoes are now allowed in the garage and cold pits.Ž Keyed Up Motorsports will enter Scott Riggs in at least the “rst “ve races of the Cup season. The No. 90 Chevy will get its power from Earnhardt Childress Racing. Goodyear scheduled tire tests this week at the repaved Daytona International Speedway. Only four drivers from the 2010 Chase „ Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth „ were scheduled to participate. Among other drivers scheduled to participate, in consultation with major teams, were Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Martin, Jamie McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya, Brad Keselowski, David Ragan, Paul Menard, Bobby Labonte, Reed Sorenson, Regan Smith, Trevor Bayne, Casey Mears, Todd Bodine and Brian Keselowski. Mark your calendars. The NASCAR Hall of Fames second induction ceremonies have been scheduled for Monday, May 23. In 2010, the “rst class was inducted on a Sunday. More than a few heads turned when a Pensacola, Fla., teenager, Johanna Long, won the 43rd annual Snowball Derby at that citys Five Flags Speedway. Long became the events second female winner, joining Tammy Jo Kirk. Donnie Wilson “nished second, followed by Scott Hantz, Landon Cassill and Dennis Schoenfeld. Among other noteworthy participants were David Stremme, Chase Elliott, Ross Kenseth and David Ragan. Apparently, NASCAR chairman Brian France is going to announce 2011 changes in the Sprint Cup Series point structureŽ on Jan. 21, at Daytona during winter testing. In the “nal 10 races of 2010, “ve of the 12 drivers who compiled the most points did not qualify for the Chase. The top four were the same drivers who “nished at the head of the “nal standings, but among those behind Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards were Martin (“fth), Joey Logano (sixth), Jamie McMurray (eight), Ryan Newman (10th) and A.J. Allmendinger (12th). Whos hot: Robby Gordon says a new logo will solve the problems with what is almost an in-house sponsor, Speed Energy Drink. ... Surprising no one, Jimmie Johnson accumulated more points, 1,572, in the “ nal 10 races than any other driver. Whos not: Scott Speed has “ led suit against Team Red Bull, alleging breach of contract. ... In the 10 Chase races, Tony Stewart scored 361 fewer points than Johnson. R. Gordon SpeedIn addition to more conventional statistical categories such as points, victories, average finish, etc., NASCAR has, since 2005, compiled statistics based on loop data,Ž the term coming from the scoring loops stationed at intervals around each track in the Sprint Cup Series. By these numbers, the season saw 1,299 green-flag passes for the lead and 116,327 green-flag passes overall. A part of loop dataŽ is the category driver rating,Ž which is based on a complicated formula. By that measure, the most improved driver of 2010 was the thirdplace finisher in points, Kevin Harvick, whose rating improved from 75.7 in 2009 to 98.0 in 2010. The driver who declined most notably was Mark Martin, who fell from 100.3 to 82.8 in driver rating. Paul Menard, who will join Harvick during the coming season at Richard Childress Racing, improved from 50.6 to 70.9. Juan Pablo Montoya had the most difficulty closing races. In the final 10 percent of races, Montoya had provided a net loss of 116 positions, worst in Cup. The Loopies,Ž as NASCARs public-relations office dubbed its conclusions, revealed some seeming weakness in Jimmie Johnson, who won the championship for the fifth consecutive year. The 2010 Chase was Johnsons worst in several categories. Johnsons driver rating, 108.5 in the Chase, was his worst in his five championship years. He led fewer laps (232) in the Chase, as well. Harvick produced a pass differentialŽ (passes minus times passed) of plus-500. He made 3,268 passes and was passed 2,768 times. Not surprisingly, Johnsons overall driver rating, 107.7, was best in the series. Second was Johnsons teammate Jeff Gordon, whose rating was 98.5. „ Monte Dutton, NASCAR This Week V E R S U SYes, its settled down. The Chase certainly led to Edwards focusing on a possible championship instead of his rival. Neither has expressed much regret for past transgressions. Keselowskis view is basically that he hasnt done anything wrong, and Edwards view is that Keselowski has gotten whats coming to him. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: This feud lacks an important ingredient. At the Sprint Cup level, Keselowski has not yet been competitive enough to make it a major issue. That could change in 2011.ŽCARL EDWARDS VS. BRAD KESELOWSKI Edwards Keselowski By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekThis week the Wood Brothers are testing at Daytona International Speedway with young driver Trevor Bayne behind the wheel of the teams No. 21 Ford. Daytona, the site of NASCARs most famous race, has been repaved. The Wood Brothers, with Glen Wood behind the wheel, were among those who tested at the track for the first time before its opening in 1959. Anything thats brand new is exciting,Ž said co-owner Eddie Wood, and its special for us because our dad drove on the new asphalt in 1959, when the track was built, and here we are all these years later running at Daytona with a 2011 Ford Fusion and the same number, 21.Ž Switching trucks „ Kevin Harvick Inc. has hired Jeff Hensley as crew chief for four-time Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday. Hensley, 48, joins KHI from Red Horse Racing. For many years, Hensley was a crew chief in what is now the Nationwide Series. He was the crew chief behind Chuck Bowns 1990 Busch Grand National championship. Also-rans „ For the record, the voting order in the NASCAR Hamburger Helper Most Popular Driver election isnt publicly released. Voting is conducted by fans throughout the year. However, the names of the rest of the top 10 are released in alphabetical order, and, behind Dale Earnhardt Jr., were: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart. Quite the humanitarian „ Literally. NASCAR honored Tony Stewart with its NMPA Home Depot Humanitarian Award. A $100,000 cash donation will go to the Tony Stewart Foundation, which raises and donates funds to aid critically ill children, drivers injured in motorsports activities, and to support other charitable organizations in the protection of various animal species. Kilowatts „ Pocono Raceways solar farm, which began producing energy earlier this year, reached the 1,000,000-kilowatt-hour mark in less than four months. According to a release, the farmŽ will generate enough power to provide the electricity needs of the track and more than 1,000 nearby homes. Bayne to make Wood Brothers No. 21 special By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekWhat were the best races of the 2010 season? The relative quality of Sprint Cup races is a difficult issue to define. Some confine their analysis to the actual races in terms of action on the track. Others weigh their considerations on the basis of story lines and dramatic achievements. In any discussion of what constitutes a great race, opinions often vary with each participants definition and opinion. From this perspective, here were the five best: AAA Texas 500, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Nov. 7. Denny Hamlin won dramatically, taking a lead in the Sprint Cup standings he would not be able to hold. Hamlins crew chief, Mike Ford, suggested that his team had psyched out that of rival Jimmie Johnson. Chad Knaus, Johnsons crew chief, fired the pit crew in the middle of the race. Jeff Burton and Jeff Gordon came to blows after a crash that occurred under a yellow flag. The race had more than its allotment of good and bad. Aarons 499, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, April 25. Kevin Harvicks timing was perfect. In fact, it was resemblant of Harvicks predecessor at Richard Childress Racing, the late Dale Earnhardt. Harvicks No. 29 Chevrolet swooped past Jamie McMurrays No. 1 Chevy in the final quarter mile, winning by .011 of a second. Goodys Fast Pain Relief 500, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, March 29. It was Hamlin who pulled off the nearmiracle. On the next-to-last lap of the overtime race, Hamlin passed Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon after Gordon and Kenseth became entangled. Hamlins teammate, Joey Logano, wound up slipping through the melee to finish second. Kobalt Tools 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Nov. 14. It was in the seasons penultimate race that Hamlin saw his championship slip away. His fuel strategy failed, and Hamlin wound up finishing 12th after dominating the race. Carl Edwards ended a winless streak of 70 races and went on to win again the following week in Homestead, Fla. Daytona 500, Daytona (Beach, Fla.) International Speedway, Feb. 14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.s late-race rally in the season opener was similar to Harvicks later at Talladega, with one exception. Earnhardts charge fell short, and McMurray held on to win in his very first drive in Earnhardt Ganassis No. 1 Chevy.The Ones You Couldnt MissRecounting the races that made 2010 entertainingJohn Clark/ NASCAR This WeekJamie McMurrays first drive in an Earnhardt Ganassi car on Feb. 14 turned into a season-opening victory at Daytona in 2010. Stewarts Philanthropy and Johnsons Video GameTony Stewart is turning his his Columbus, Ind. Hidden Hollow Ranch into a 414-acre laboratoryŽ for Mississippi State University wildlife biologists for their study of habitat, overpopulation and other deer-related issues. Marrying his interests in wildlife preservation and providing outdoor opportunities for young people, Stewart is locking in his commitment to host children with life-threatening illnesses to outdoor experiences on his property. Stewart said he expects his Tony Stewart Foundation to be a longtime partner with the scientists and the Catch-A-Dream Foundation, which grants hunting and fishing experiences to children who have a life-threatening illness. Catch-A-Dream director Martin Brunson said the foundation has granted wishes to 339 children ages 6 to 18 in 45 states since 2001. Autumn Games has partnered with Isopod Labs to develop Jimmie Johnsons Anything With an Engine, a new racing game that will allow players to compete against over-thetop characters in outlandish vehicles.Ž The game is being geared up for a 2011 release for all three major home consoles. According to a release, Lead-footed drivers will engage in elimination-style circuits across progressively challenging tracks, complete with pyrotechnics-laden theatrical sets strewn with wicked hazards, traps and jumps.Ž SttPhilthd Feb. 19 ............................Daytona Feb. 26 ............................Phoenix March 5 ........................Las Vegas March 19 ............................Bristol March 27 ........................Fontana April 8 ..................................Texas April 16......................... Talladega April 23 ..........................Nashville April 29 ...........................Richmond May 6 ...........................Darlington May 14 ................................Dover May 22 ...................................Iowa May 28 .......................... Charlotte June 4 ............................. Chicago June 18.......................... Michigan June 25 ..................Road America July 1 ................................Daytona July 8 ..............................Kentucky July 17 ...............................Loudon July 23 ...........................Nashville July 30 ..........ORP at Indianapolis Aug. 6 ....................................Iowa Aug. 13 ...................Watkins Glen Aug. 20 ..............................Montreal Aug. 26 ...............................Bristol Sept. 3 ...............................Atlanta Sept. 9 ........................... Richmond Sept. 17 ...........................Chicago Oct. 1 ...................................Dover Oct. 8 ................................Kansas Oct. 14 ...........................Charlotte Nov. 5 ...................................Texas Nov. 12 ............................Phoenix Nov. 19 ......................Homestead 2011 NATIONWIDE SCHEDULE Harvick MontoyaHarvick, Menard among LoopiesŽ notables from 2010 Know your NASCAR1. Who was known as the Silver Fox? 2. What was allegedly unique about the Hudson Hornet? 3. Who was NASCARs first Golden Boy? 4. Who was widely known as PopsŽ? 5. Why was a driver known as LittleŽ Bud Moore? 6. What was the satirical nickname of DeWayne Lund? 7. What gave CottonŽ Owens his nickname? 8. What gave FireballŽ Roberts his nickname? 9. Who was The IntimidatorŽ? 10. For many years, Darlington Raceways Labor Day race was the Southern 500. What was the spring race? 11. What was the nickname of BuddyŽ Bakers father? 12. Why was a famous mechanic known as Suitcase JakeŽ Elder?1. David Pearson 2. It was Fabulous.Ž 3. Fred Lorenzen 4. Curtis Turner. 5. Because BigŽ Bud Moore, no relation, was an owner and mechanic. 6. TinyŽ (he wasnt). 7. His white hair. 8. His fastball. 9. Dale Earnhardt. 10. Rebel 400. 11. Buck.Ž 12. He changed jobs a lot.THE BEST RACES OF 2010

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d enied what he did, and that he stood up and he t ook responsibility." "I know I'll get killed for i t," Ryan said. "There's no p lace for it in football, witho ut question, but he made a m istake and he admitted it." Alosi was standing next to s everal inactive players right o n the edge of the sideline as C arroll came zipping by, l eading some to speculate t hat perhaps the incident w as planned. "We don't coach that," T annenbaum said, echoing e arlier comments by Ryan a nd Alosi. Alosi was first with the J ets from 2001-05, then w orked for the Falcons for o ne season before he was h ired by then-New York c oach Eric Mangini in 2007 t o be the head strength and c onditioning coach. Now with the Cleveland B rowns, Mangini described A losi as "a good person." "He made a dumb mist ake," Mangini said. "If he c ould take it back, I'm sure h e would. It's disappointing i t happened. I'm sorry for the whole situation." Alosi will be replaced for the rest of the season by his assistant, Bryan Dermody. Alosi was a linebacker for Hofstra from 1996-2000, and even earned an award for sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the field during his college career. "You're asking me to give you a logical explanation to an illogical act," he said. "I can't do that. I can't explain that." Carroll, who returned in the fourth quarter, twice broke his right leg while playing: once ending his senior season in high school and again in his senior season at Maryland. "I'm extremely thankful that my actions yesterday didn't result in any significant injury to Nolan or any other players," Alosi said. Carroll's mother, Jennifer, is Florida's lieutenant governor-elect. She was disappointed to find out it was a strength and conditioning coach who did it. "Here's a person that's on the team that understands the injuries of these players incurred day in and day out just from normal wear and tear," she said. "He's supposed to be healing these players and making them 100 percent to go out and execute and do their jobs." She was also thankful her son escaped serious injury. "It could have been a debilitating situation," she said. "If it were lower to his knee, he could have busted a knee cap. It could have put him out for the season or even for his career." Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby took a swipe at Ryan after the game when he heard about the incident. "He's just taking after the head coach, man. It all trickles downhill," Dansby said. "That's how I look at it, it trickles downhill. The head coach, he opened a can of worms over there and now he's got to fix it." It's the latest embarrassing incident for the team that starred on HBO's "Hard Knocks" during the summer. The Jets were investigated by the NFLin September for their treatment of a female television reporter. The league responded to the situation involving Ines Sainz of TVAzteca by developing a workplace conduct program, underwritten by Johnson. Afew weeks later, wide receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested for drunken driving. Star cornerback Darrelle Revis was ticketed for speeding while driving to the team's facility for a meeting before a practice in October. Ryan hopes this latest incident doesn't negatively affect the perception of the team. "This is a terrible thing that happened, there's no doubt," he said. "We had a DUI, I know we had all that stuff. I'd rather not rehash all that, but it would be an unfortunate thing if that were the case." AP Sports Writers Tom Withers in Berea, Ohio, and Steven Wine in Miami, and AP Writer Brendan Farrington in Tallahassee, Fla., contributed to this story. 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PET CONTEST Largest Dog: Shilo Breed: Shilo-Shepard Smallest Dog: Ponch Breed: Chihuahua Cutest Dog: Sonny & Cassidy Breed: Yorkie Twins Most Original Costume: Sunny Breed: Maltese Best Look A Like: Mighty Joe and Breanna Breed: Pomeranian Santa Paws 5K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The second annual South Florida Community College Panther 5K Run/Walk has been planned for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFCC Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and Bill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring the event, and proceeds benefit the college's intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $25 from Feb. 17 through the day of the race. Students with a current I.D. may register for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-Fit long-sleeve shirt. Sizes cannot be guaranteed for those who enter after Feb. 17. Registration is 7-7:45 a.m on race day in the parking l ot in front of the SFC C University Center. The race begins at 8 a.m Entry forms are availab le online at www.southflorida.edu/pa nther5k Participants can mail the ir copies and entry fees to t he SFCC Foundation, Inc., 1 3 East Main Street, Avon Par k, FL33825; or fax forms to 863-453-8023 and call 86 3453-3133 with credit ca rd information. For more informatio n about the SFCC Panther 5 K, call the SFCC Foundation at 863-453-3133. The SFCC Foundatio n, Inc. will be closed for wint er break Saturday, Dec. 1 8 through Tuesday, Jan. 4. SFCC Panther 5K registration begins t hat he was looking for," G olden said Monday night a t his introductory news c onference before a room f illed with trustees, alumni, c oaches and current and form er players. "I think I was a g ood coach. I had the best p lan for the University of M iami football team. And I w anted to be here. I had all t hree. And I'm blessed to be h ere." Awhirlwind week that s tarted in a New York hotel s even days earlier ended w ith Golden speaking in M iami, donning a new H urricanes tie and lapel pin, a nd vowing to restore the H urricanes'program to g reatness. He and his wife arrived in m id-afternoon, chatted with u niversity president Donna S halala, then Golden met his t eam for the first time. Asked why Miami and w hy now, Golden didn't hesi tate. "The most recognizable b rand in college football," Golden said. "Again, I go back to the former players that are here, the five national championships, 20 national award winners, countless All-Americans, incredible tradition. It's a dream job. It's a tremendous opportunity for my family and I to build championships here." Golden said those words barely 24 hours after striking a five-year deal with the Hurricanes, who considered a slew of candidates before Hocutt met with the coach who pulled off an almostunthinkable turnaround at Temple, taking the Owls to a bowl game for the first time in three decades last season and getting the team to upgrade its academic and civic profiles as well. Golden said the two words Miami fans love most "national championship" more than once in his first day on the job. Hocutt hired Golden with the charge of making Miami relevant again nationally, but stressed that this effort, while perhaps not as dire as what Golden faced at Temple, will take some time. "Judge this hire next fall. Judge this hire after two football seasons are completed," Hocutt said. "I'm confident that our fan base, once they meet Al Golden and they get to know him and see his passion and what he's committed to and what he stands for, they're going to be very pleased. It was critically important for this program to find the right fit. And we found the right fit at the right time." Golden takes over for Randy Shannon, who was fired after a 7-5 regular season the first step backward the Hurricanes took in his four seasons. Shannon went 28-22 at Miami, and Hocutt made what he said was a difficult decision to change coaches based on the body of work, not one loss in particular. Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland remains as the interim head coach, and will continue in that role through Miami's Dec. 31 appearance in the Sun Bowl against Notre Dame. Golden will spend much of this week recruiting, and said he's anxious to see what Miami's players look like on the practice field. Other than that, he'll stay away from the process of closing the 2010 season, instead working ahead for 2011. He said telling his Temple players that he was leaving was tough Sunday night, and his Monday chat with his new group of Hurricanes wasn't exactly easy, either. Afew showed up for Golden's news conference; after the meeting many left for some already-scheduled finals. "When he first walked in he cracked a couple jokes, a couple icebreakers," quarterback Stephen Morris said. "And then we just started talking business. We understand his morals. We understand what he's about and I think that's very important for a first meeting." In other words, Day One went by the book. Golden goes by the book his own Special to the News-Sun SEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAwill hold it's first annual New Year's Day 5k Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. To register for the 5k run go to the Highlands County Family YMCAto pick up an entry form. YMCAis located on t he corner of Hammock Rd. an d Lakewood. Race day registration star ts at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20. For more information an d any questions please conta ct Jonathan at the YMCA, 86 3382-9622. YMCA New Year's Day 5K run/Walk m ore than up to the task, t urning away a Highlander c hances. And on this night, tracki ng the ball flight was often a n adventure. "The wind was a factor," B owyer said. "It effected b all flight, both in distance a nd sharply magnifying bends." But the Streaks fought through the cold and wind to get on the board in the 22nd minute with Elisha Klatt converting a pass from Marcello Gori into a goal. Gori again dished up an assist, in the 36th minute, to Cody Watson to give Sebring all it would need. "We have been working on runs designed to help pull the opposition off balance," Bowyer said. "Those tactics started paying off as we are getting better about using our wing players to spread the field." The win moves the Streaks to 6-5 overall and 53 in District 5-5Aplay with Thursday's home match with Ridge being the team's last game before the Christmas Break. Sebring then returns to action Thursday, Jan. 6 at Haines City. The Junior Varsity Blue Streaks also fought through the cold to come up with a 30 win. Continued from 1B Sebring gets back over .500 with win Continued from 1B Trip proves costly for Jets coach You're not playing too g ood, guys, you've got to s ort it out yourselves.'They r esponded well." Avon Park coach Jordan D ancer put senior Victoria G alloway in goal to give his f reshman netminder a rest a fter Sebring's sixth goal. "We're going to start calli ng Rosa Stonewall'," D ancer said. "She's amazing a s a first-year keeper. She's i nstinctive and getting to the a reas she needs to be. She's s tarting to be a leader." Cuellar said she enjoyed t he time in net and didn't m ind fending off Sebring's s hooting spree. "It's a lot of fun," she s aid. "It's an adrenaline r ush. I'm really proud of my t eam and I'm happy they're p utting a lot of effort in. We're improving every game." Brown said steady gusts of brisk, arctic air may have had something to do with his team's slow down in the first half. "I don't know if it was the weather or not," he said. "Avon Park's goalkeeper played really well. She made some tremendous saves. "Their sweeper, Jessica [DeSilva], played well. She cleared a lot of balls. The whole team kept battling." Hinkle blasted her fourth goal past the Red Devil keeper from 10-feet out. Hinkle said it was exciting to score four goals in one game, but added that the win was definitely a united effort. "It was a big rush," she said. "I feel awesome. It was a team effort, though. In the beginning of the season we didn't even want to be around each other. Now we play together." Galloway made several solid saves, but Sebring's offense continued its relentless attack. Three Blue Streaks senior Courtney Cleghorn, Martin and freshman Marianna Becker simultaneously kicked the ball into the net a few minutes later to trigger the 8-0 mercy rule and end the match. "We're coming together," said Sebring sweeper Ashley Longabaugh. "At first we were kind of everywhere. Now we're closer friends. We listen to each other more. Every game we get better and better." Longabaugh scored the goal to end Sebring's mercyrule victory over Avon Park Dec. 2, an unusual event for the team's last line of defense. "I was really excited when I scored," Longabaugh said. "Avon Park has improved a lot since then. The first time we played them they played more as individuals. "They did a lot better as a team in this game. We came out a little too cocky tonight and it showed by the end of the half." Sebring (5-8-1 overall, 17-1) had another opportunity to judge its progress Tuesday, when the team traveled to Kissimmee to take on Osceola. Avon Park traveled to Frostproof Tuesday. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010Page 5B STAINMASTERBRAVADO TEXTURE$330sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERIMPECCABLE PLUSH$379sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERWESTMINSTERBERBER$359sq ft installed w/pad POWER ALLEYPLUSH$259sq ft installed w/pad EVANSTONBERBER12x15 Ft$225sq ft installed w/padOUTDOOR CARPET69¢sq ft TARKETT LAMINATE$199sq ft Visit our 10,000 sq. ft. Showroom Today!NEW FLOORS For the HOLIDAYS!StainmasterCARPETSALE ARE A RUGS TOO! CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 with the help of their Sunday and Monday bingo players collected enough food to give four families a Happy Thanksgiving. The above women delivered to the f amilies: Dena Shaw, Exalted Ruler Heide Stover and Ronna Mason. Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 participated in the Sebring Christmas Parade on Dec. 4. The Elks Drug A wareness mascot Elroy and his helpers handed out drug awareness bags containing coloring books, candy canes, ribbons, pencils and literature to many of the children watching the parade. American Legion Post 69AVON PARK November was a busy month again for the American Legion Post 69. The month started off with a Soup and Salad Day that was made by members and enjoyed by all. AChristmas Bazaar was a smash hit and with a golf outing to follow the next week. Then a day of Giving Back was a dinner at the post for Thanksgiving for those who needed a little company with eight turkeys being served with a full meal. There was a great turnout. The month ended with a early bird dinner and music. The post wrapped up the month with a ride down Main Street on the float for the parade with a salute to our veterans.Placid Masonic Lodge 282LAKE PLACID Placid Lodge 282 F.A.M. elected the following officers for the 2011 year: Norman Bozeman, master; Lee Henderson, senior warden; Andy Capodiferro, junior warden; Mark Hostetler, treasurer; Gary Hopfinger, secretary. The Master elect made the following appointments: Devin Wilson, senior deacon; Walter Courtney, junior deacon; Leon Pollard, senior steward; Lee Andrus, junior steward; Albin Pelski, chaplain; Rusty Eurich, musician; James McQuigg, marshall and James Cobell, tyler. Installation of Officers will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 and is open to the public. Lodge meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. any Mason is welcome to attend. Call Ga ry Hopfinger, secretary, at 840-1670.TOPS FL 487SEBRING The Wednesday morning meeting of TOPS FL487, Sebring had 11 TOPS and nine KOPS giving the pledges. Bette Gillett was Best Loser and the Yes-Yeses are portion control, blueberries water, exercise, food chart, fiber and vegetables. The Mystery Gift was gone on vacation until the Jan. 5 meeting. Marge Kingston opened the Attendance Box and found Christmas-themed kitchen towels, salt and pepper shakers and a spoon holder. There will be a new Attendance Box next week. Nine members won 45 cents each in the 25-cent contest and Shirley Hickling won $1.80 in the 10-cent contest. The Carolyn and Leslie challenge for November winners are: KOPS June Filippini and Lillian Orton; TOPS Bette Gillett and Ginna Meissner. All received prizes from Australia. The program was given by Judy Phillip s from the "Choice is Mine" workbook: "The Power of 3" 100 calorie changes in eating habits. The club meets at The Whispering Pine s Baptist Church with weigh-in starting at 9 a.m. with the meeting following. Snapshots Courtesy pho to The American Legion Post 69 Ladies Auxiliary had a Christmas Bazzar last month among many of its activities. American Legion Ladies hold Christmas Bazzar Sebring Elks activities Corbin BreedenDana Kent and Jonathan B reeden, of Lake Placid, a nnounce the birth of a son, C orbin Michael at 2:44 a.m., o n Dec. 9, 2010, at H ighlands Regional Medical C enter, Sebring. Corbin weighed 8 pounds a nd measured 20 inches in l ength. Maternal grandparents are S andra Whidden and David K ent. Paternal grandmother is R osemary Breeden.Sean ChalmersDianna Bako and Greg C halmers, of Avon Park, a nnounce the birth of a son, S ean Michael at 9:45 a.m., o n Nov. 29, 2010, at Florida H ospital Heartland Medical C enter, Sebring. Sean weighed 7 pounds, 4 o unces and measured 21 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are D ebbie and Shane Williford o f Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are G reg and Joy Chalmers of A von Park. V incent LopezMiranda Young, of O keechobee, announces the b irth of a son, Vincent T homas at 12:32 a.m., on N ov. 20, 2010, at Florida H ospital Heartland Medical C enter, Sebring. Vincent weighed 7 p ounds, 5 ounces and measu red 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are T imothy Young of B inghamton, N.Y., and W endy Decker of New York. Brody MendozaDaffney Jernigan and A ndy Mendoza, of W auchula, announce the b irth of a son, Brody Keign a t 8:17 p.m., on Nov. 30, 2010, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Brody weighed 8 pounds and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Robin Woods and Pat Royce of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are Nick and Mary Mendoza of Wauchula.Evan MiccoSandra Maze and Leon Micco, of Okeechobee, announce the birth of a son, Evan Lee at 6:25 p.m., on Nov. 29, 2010, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Evan weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.Adalia VasquezKristina Vasquez of Sebring and James Blackwell of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Adalia Bella at 12:50 p.m., on Nov. 27, 2010, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Adalia weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 17 inches in length.Kaylee WaltermanCharlene and Chad Walterman of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Kaylee Sue, at 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Kaylee weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are David and Pamela Adkins. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Barbara Walterman. CELEBRATIONS Births

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Duffer's will r ing in the holidays with lots o f musical entertainment duri ng December. Aspectacular New Year's E ve Party on Friday, Dec. 31, i s planned that is affordable f or just about everyone. Rene B ray, "The Dirty Lady of C omedy," returns to the stage a t Duffer's along with the All A bout The Love Band. The b and will play from 8-8:30 p .m. and then Bray will take t he stage to do an hour comed y show. The band will cont inue playing after the comed y until 2 a.m. The $20 ticket price will c over the entertainment, c hampagne toast at midnight, p arty favors and light snacks f rom 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dinner, w hich will be 6-8 p.m., is p urchased separately and the k itchen will close at 8 p.m. t hat night. This will be a reservation o nly event and seats are limi ted. Guests can just attend t he show if they choose. Everyone knows that when i t comes to love, opposites a ttract. The most unlikely of p artners seem to be able to p ull off a relationship. It is no d ifferent with the band, All A bout the Love. Looking at the individual m embers, it seems so wrong, b ut when you hear the band p lay, it just seems so right. D ivine intervention has b rought together these indiv iduals of such differing b ackgrounds. All About The Love, which r ecently formed in Polk C ounty, plays a diverse e nsemble of music from the 1 950s-'60s, rhythm and b lues, Motown, country and l ight rock. By bringing it all t ogether, the audience will be a ble to enjoy such hits as Blue," "New York, New Y ork," "One in a Million Y ou," "All I Have to Do is D ream," "My Girl," and Return to Me." Besides being able to bring t ogether such a wide collect ion of music, the band is a ble to harmonize four seas oned musicians and a prof essional comedian, who w ill be making her singing d ebut in front of a live audie nce on New Year's Eve. A lthough Bray is a very a ccomplished professional c omedian, nobody knew she c ould sing, including her. Between the three perf ormers, they have more than 7 5 years of experience in the e ntertainment business. D ominic Presutto has been i nfluenced by Chuck Berry a nd Bobby Vee. Presutto has p layed with Greg Allman, C her, and Credence C learwater Revival Band. J osh Gonzalez has been playi ng guitar since he was 4 and d rums since he was 7. G onzalez was influenced by L atin congo music and brings a great love of rhythm. He h as been a long time studio m usician and played with F oreigner and Santana. Larry M eachum is playing bass for m ore than 20 years. He's w orked with everyone from T hree Dog Night to the Red H ot Chili Peppers. Meachum h as toured with numerous b lues artists. Steve hertel, the lead guitarist, is from Liverpool, England, and has been playing with bands for more than 25 years. His roots are rhythm and blues and jazz. He also writes music as well as studio work. Bray is an amateur singer, only having performed Lady Gaga shows while mowing her lawn and singing Dixie Chicks ballads in the car on a long drive. Although the performers are a diverse group of individuals, they have one common goal: To share their love of music and performing with their audience. Each member relishes the feeling of watching people leave their shows in a better mood than when they came in. Other entertainment going on at Duffer's throughout December includes some regulars and some new faces. Bob Weed Live is from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays. He plays a variety of oldies and country music plus hands out prizes for trivia questions. The Midweek Blues & Jazz Night continues from 69 p.m. Wednesdays. Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010www.newssun.com SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm Call us today: 863.385.3497 You may HearŽ Better Tomorrow SAY WHAT?Ž AFFORDABLE ADVERTISING 385-6155 UNIQUE WINDOW TREATMENTS 863-402-04014204 Sebring Parkwaynext to Ruby Tuesdays, Sebring€ Verticals € Horizontal Blinds € Pleated Shades € Roman Shades € Valances € Draperies € Cornices € Bed Spreads Blinds, Shades & Shutters Custom Built For You YOUOWEITTO YOURSELFTO HEARBETTER.Every hearing aid in the family has been designed to perform in the most challenging listening situations. Whether youre active and on the go, or living life at a more leisurely pace, theres an hearing aid that “ts the way you live. 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. Fri. 9am 4pm Closed Wednesday Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College's Artist Series presents John D. Smitherman and Niffer Clarke, the acclaimed duo from last year's performance "Night at the Oscars," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. The program will feature the world’s most enduring love songs from wellknown Broadway classics, popular opera arias, and selections from the Great American Songbook. Be romanced by the passionate music from "The Phantom of the Opera," "La Traviata," and "West Side Story." Smitherman and Clarke will be accompanied by a 12piece orchestra. Smitherman comes straight from singing on tour with legendary great Shirley Jones and the Hollywood Orchestra. He moves freely between the styles of Broadway, opera, and symphonic pops programs. Recently, Smitherman was chosen as one of the original Three American Tenors, which came with a whirlwind of performances and recordings. He has the ability to wow audiences with the length in which he can hold a note and has performed well over 100 different roles on both the professional opera and musical theatre stages. Smitherman has sung for presidents, ambassadors, royalty, and early in his career, was a backup singer for Barry Manilow. He has won numerous awards for both singing and acting including two Apple Awards and the prestigious Grandview Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Niffer Clarke was mo st recently seen in concert tou ring with Shirley Jones an d the Hollywood Conce rt Orchestra. In New York, s he was seen in the award-wi nning, off-Broadway music al "Adding Machine: A Musical." Her theatre exp erience covers plays, oper a, operetta, and leading lad y roles. Clarke was a featur ed vocalist for the Walt Disn ey film "Meet the Robinsons ," and also the Londo n Symphony Orchestra 's "Tribute to Leona rd Bernstein." She has pe rformed in countless Ne w York City, off-Broadwa y, and regional theatre shows This performance is spo nsored by Jean Moyer. Ticke ts range from $19 to $25 an d may be purchased online 2 4 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performan ces.southflorida.edu. Ticke ts may also be purchased b y calling the SFCC Box Offi ce at (863) 784-7178 or by vi siting the SFCC Box Office in the front the of the SFC C Theatre for the Performin g Arts, 600 W. College Driv e, Avon Park from 11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Frida y. SFCC will be closed f or Winter Break, Dec. 1 8 through Jan. 3. An Evening of Love and Romance' set at SFCC Courtesy photo T he All About The Love Band, from Polk County, will be the f eatured band playing at Duffer's Sports Grille in Sebring on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31. They play music from the 1950s-'60s, rhythm and blues, Motown, country and light rock. ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo John D. Smitherman and Niffer Clarke will perform some of the world's most enduring love songs during their performance Jan. 8 at South Florida Community College. Duffer's plans laughing and dancing for New Year's Eve Courtesy photo Rene Bray, The Dirty Lady of Comedy,' will kick off the party on New Year's Eve at Duffer's Sports Grille in Sebring.

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Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010www.newssun.com COMMUNITYCALENDAR T he Community Calendar provides a b rief listing of local clubs and organiz ations who meet on a regular basis. I t is the responsibility of the group to u pdate the News-Sunon any c hanges in this listing by calling 3856 155, ext. 516; send any changes by e -mail to editor@newssun.com;or m ail them to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870.WENESDAY Adult Children of Alcoholics and D ysfunctional Families. New Life G roup meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a .m. at Grace Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. For d etails, call 446-0461. For details on t he organization, go to www.adultchild ren.org. Al Collis Social Club meets 11:30 a .m., third Wednesday at Candlelight R estaurant in Sebring. All Shriners a nd Masons are welcome to attend. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 7 4 meets at 7 p.m. third Wednesday a t the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. American Legion Post 25 Lake P lacid has lounge hours from 11 a.m. t o 9 p.m. Burgers served from 5-7 p .m.Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For d etails, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open n oon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. H appy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary Club m eets noon, Rotary Club building, c orner of Verona Avenue and Pine S treet, Avon Park. BALANCE, Lives in Transition, I nc. Qi-GONG Relaxation classes e very Wednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups are at 4 023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3 86-5687. Balance Transitions (Support G roup For People Suffering From M ental Illness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at 4 023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3 86-5687. Bridge Club of Sebring (American C ontract Bridge Club)plays duplicate g ames at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3858 118. The Bridgettes meet at 12:15 p.m. a t Sebring Recreation Center to play b ridge. For details, call Sandra Yates a t 655-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. For details, call 3819 005 or 381-9007. Country Swingers has dances at t he Sebring Recreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. Beginners d ancing from 5:15-6:15 p.m. A dvanced dancing is from 6:30-8:30 p .m. New dances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering pony r ides every Monday and Wednesday f rom 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitt ing. $5 donation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All proc eeds raised support our free equine a ssisted riding program for adults and c hildren with special needs, which r esumes in September. Heartland Talk of the Town T oastmasters meet the first and third W ednesday from 6-7 p.m. at Century 2 1 Advanced All-Service Realty, 1843 U .S. 27 North in Sebring. The web a ddress is www.toastmasters.org. For i nformation call Cathy Schreima at 3 82-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Highlands County Interagency C ouncil meets at 11:30 a.m. the third W ednesday. Highlands County I nteragency is a networking group of h ealth care professionals and advoc ates for senior citizens. Call Grace O wens at 273-1421 for location and d etails. Highlands County Narcotics A nonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the L akeside house, 1513 S. Highlands A ve., AvonPark. For details, call the 2 4-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or ( 941) 616-0460. Highlands Senior Center is open e very Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. For details, call 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 2731421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. MahJong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose has an officers board meeting at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday at the lodge. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over the Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. For details, call 6554505. Ridge Coin Club of Sebring meets at Sebring Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. October through May. Call 8736258. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Heron's Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has an auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For details, call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees building, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis Club meets noon, Homer's Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. For details, call 382-7716 or 314-9485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. For details, call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 meets at 7 p.m. third Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, AvonPark. Young Artists String Orchestra(YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAYAlzheimer's Association Support Group meets from 1-2 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. For details, call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 471-1448. American Legion Post 74 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 5:30 p.m. Post meeting at 7 p.m. third Thursday at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Lakes Association has a potluck dinner on the third Thursday of each month. Bring a dish and your own servings. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. For details, call 655-3274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. For details, call 3858118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 8 p.m., city recreation building, North Verona Avenue, first and third Thursday. Displaced American Veterans (DAV0 Ridge Chapter 49 meets every third Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Highlands County Veterans Service office, 7209 S. George Blvd. Sebring. Call 452-5771. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 3853288. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last year's dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or email him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland Beauties Red Hatters meet the third Thursday. For details, call Joan Geary at 382-8782.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 452-0006.Heartland Workforce on Wheels mobile One-Stop Career Center stops at Seacoast National Bank, 199 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Register for employment, search data base for employment opportunities, resume preparation assistance, career counseling, access online job applications and more. Call 385-3672, ext. 253. Hepatitis/Liver Disease Support Group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. every third Thursday in Classroom 1, Bartow Memorial Hospital, 2200 Osprey Blvd., Bartow. Patients, spouses, family members or anyone from Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties who are interested in learning about hepatitis/liver disease are welcome. For details, call Jan Dalessandro at (863) 640-4711 or (863) 519-8240, Ext. 1212. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 4650113. Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary meets 7:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444 for details. Lake Placid Woman's Club meets noon, third Thursday, September through May, at 10 North Main Ave. For more details, call Marge Askew at 465-3521. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT) a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Low Vision Information Group meets at noon every third Thursday (October through March) in Sebring Village Mobile Home Park clubhouse on Schumacher Road, Sebring. It is sponsored by the Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. Lunch is available for purchase before the meeting. Guest speakers are scheduled for each meeting. For details, call 385-1196 or e-mail tohallo@tnni.net. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:306:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Moms Together AMoms Group Shattering the Superwoman Myth! Join our moms group the first and third Thursday at First Baptist Church of Sebring from 6-7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided for children to age 12. Call the church office at 385-5154 or Rebekah 314-9336. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call 4143172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call (863 ) 773-5714. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, call Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-248 1 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details call 465-4888. Sebring American Legion meets 7:30 p.m., 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square. For information, ca ll 471-0118. Sebring Chapter 126 Order of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. firs t and third Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Home Avenue in Sebring. There are no meetings fromJuly through September. For details, call the Worthy Matron Jo Carney at 655 0371. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Busines s meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents o f Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serve s hamburgers and french fries from 57 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 meets 7 p.m. first and third Thursday, corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard, Sebring. Smoke-free env ironment. Call 385-8647 or 382-0339 for more details. Sebring HI-12 Club 592 meets athe third Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring (except June, July, August). Call 453-3888 fo r details. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has Moose LegionCommanders meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to clos ing. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382-3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, co rner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. For details, call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 4521927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meet s at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weig h in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 465-9165 for details. Tender Touch Support Group meets 7 p.m., Marge Brewster Center, 155 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 122:30 and plays bingo at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 3858902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Waves Highlands Unit 88 meets 11 a.m., American Legion Post 74, 538 N. Pine St., Sebring.

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SEBRING HOA P resident Toby Chapel p resided at the Dec. 6 meeti ng of the Homeowners' A ssociation. The Pledge of A llegiance was recited. Toby i ntroduced all returning m embers from the north over t he past month and welcomed n ew resident, Tom Rhea, who w ill reside on Woodbine D rive with his wife, Kathy. R ick Fulford of All Florida W eatherproofing and C onstruction, Inc. shared i nformation on his compan y's work. He was available a fter the business meeting to c onsult with those interested. Vice President Bill Wyse a dvised the next scheduled m eeting of the FMO ( Federation of Manufactured H omeowners of Florida Inc.) o rganization would be at H ammock Mobile Estates on T hursday, Dec. 9. Thanks to B ill, eight Town and Country p ersons attended this meeti ng. Thank you to the H ammock Estates for hosting t he meeting. FMO State Director of S ection V, Bill Williams, c onducted the meeting and s hared very informative data c oncerning FMO functions. M r. Williams pointed out the F MO is actively searching f or a president and vice presi dent on director level to lead D istrict 6 (DeSoto, Glades, H ardee and Highlands C ounties). Bill stated he will t rain and assist the persons in h is/her responsibilities and in d irecting monthly meetings. H e is also seeking a park in D istrict 6 to step up and host a n FMO Training Program to p rovide instruction for new H OABoard of Directors peop le. Every HOAofficer has a s pecified job description and t he training will help them t ransition into their position. He also pointed out there a re 118 mobile home parks a nd 23 resident-owned parks i n District 6 and of these only 2 2 have FMO park reps. We a s members/directors need to d o a better job getting the w ord out on FMO so we have m ore "clout" in Tallahassee t o advance our needs and p rotect our interests. He a dvised he will be unable to l ead District 6 meetings in J anuary/February due to o ther official commitments. W e encourage i ndividual/mobile home park p articipation and qualified p ersons to come forward and r epresent us. All mobile h ome park members should s eriously consider becoming m embers of the FMO organiz ation. Ray Young, chairperson of t he Nominating Committee, p resented a slate of candid ates for president, trustee a nd secretary for the upcoming January election. Eleven persons accepted nomination for the available offices. The candidates were invited to compile brief info concerning themselves to be included in our next newsletter to help park members make their voting decisions. Absentee ballots will be available if you are away and not present to vote on Jan. 3. Vice President Bill Wyse will maintain the box for absentee ballots until the Jan. 3 meeting. Regular ballots will be distributed with the newsletter to each active HOAmember at the end of December. Wendy Caruso, social chairperson, thanked everyone for a good crowd at the Dec. 4 breakfast. She expressed appreciation to Debbie Strictland, Dawn Kalybaba and Ruth Lee for the lovely decorated clubhouse. Thanks to each one; it is indeed very colorful and tastefully done. Wendy advised of upcoming activities. Saturday evening, Dec. 11, a group from the park traveled to Punta Gorda for a boat-ride through the canals to see Christmas lightings. The Singing Christmas Tree was to be observed Dec. 9, 10 and 12 at the First Baptist Church in Sebring. Some of our people are involved in this endeavor. Ladies Luncheon will be at the Olive Garden today. Men's Breakfast out is also the same date. Meet at the clubhouse 7:30 a.m. Sign-up is requested. There will be a Christmas Eve open house at the clubhouse on Friday, Dec. 24. We are asked to bring fingerfoods and enjoy some holiday festivity. Lighting the luminaries on Christmas Eve will commence approximately 5:30 p.m. John Haag and helpers have collected empty gallon jugs which will be prepared for distribution to each street area. Please volunteer to help John with this endeavor. Our goal is to have each lot illuminated. Wendy stated the annual yard sale will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. There will be a bake sale and luncheon will be served. Advise Wendy if you plan to have a sale so she can obtain the necessary permits and make preparations for handicap assistance. The public is welcome, but parking is on Cooper Street. Further information will be available in January. Weekly activities continue: Cards, game night, are Monday/Tuesday. Shuffleboard resumed on Tuesday/Friday, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday luncheon continues at 11:30 a.m. Bible Study will resume on Friday. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend all activities. We have some avid Sebring race track supporters who volunteer for the various races at the International Raceway. Legends of Motorsports, a Bobby Rahal Signature Event, was a celebration of auto racing history. Bobby Rahal was Grand Marshal of the Sebring Christmas parade as well as a special event on the circle on Thursday. Chuck Day, Ray Young, New Yok newcomer Pete Snay and Gary Glassbrook all appreciate the opportunity to participate. Hats off to you, gentlemen, for supporting our community events. Tom Rigel has agreed to head up our Neighborhood Watch Program. Tom stressed this is a continuation of what we already do by being alert and watchful of any unusual activity encountered daily in the park. He does have an upcoming meeting with Nel Hayes of the sheriff's office and has appointed block captains so the program will be in effect this coming week. He stressed if we see any suspicious vehicle or action to call the person at the address; call the sheriff (911) and call our management so everyone is aware. He will also verify that local emergency agencies have the proper contact entry number for the park. This is a nonsolicitation park and all vendors/sales people need to contact the park managers upon entry. If we have a contractor coming to our premises, we need to contact the office to advise. Wilma Burris is home after being an overnight patient at Highlands Regional. Jim Burns and Joyce Glassbrook continue to recuperate well at their homes. Hopefully everyone will have a safe and blessed Christmas holiday. We offer joyous Christmas/New Years greetings to everyone from our park. The park will be open evenings for Christmas lights viewing. Merry Christmas to all!! LAKE PLACID Monday, Dec. 6, we gathered for a much-needed coed coffee, especially great when we have cold weather. Our coffee makers were Fred and Julie Boland and our emcee was Peggy Sue Teague who put everyone in a happy mood with her jokes. She introduced our park manager George Susco who told everyone that he and Jody had a great time on their cruise. He said he will be glad to get back to work, because he gained weight with all the food they had on the cruise. He welcomed everyone back and told the residents that the lawns with ornaments on them will not be cut until after the holidays. Also be very careful of your speed because many of the residents have grandchildren visiting during the holidays. Remember the speed is only 15 mph through out the park. He returned the microphone to Peggy Sue, who asked all returnees to stand up and say where you reside up north. We have Bernie and Joan Vladyka from New York state, Helen Todd from Ohio, The Goldmans from Kentucky, Herman and Norma Smidler from Indiana, Lynne and Bob McCormick from New York, Millard and Dee Danville from Indiana. We are all happy to see them return to the park. Peggy Sue then asked Bonnie Allen to give the Sunshine report. She told the group that Nancy Houser is now home from the hospital and Cleadus Rose has a torn cartilage in his knee and is in the hospital. Next Peggy Sue asked Laura to lead us in song for the birthdays and anniversaries during the week of Dec. 6-12. We had no one present celebrating their birthday, however we did sing to Steve and Juanita Johnson who were celebrating their anniversary. Peggy Sue thanked Laura for accompanying us. Next we had our report of activities. Jim Hogan reported that the Pancake team served 96 residents Saturday morning Dec. 4. Peggy Sue told the group that the Red Hatters were going to the Red Lobster on Dec. 9. Our Ladies of Tropical Harbor will be going to the Sebring Tea Room and Golf Resort, Tuesday, Dec. 21, beginning at 11:30 a.m. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. Bob Reed announced that the Mustangs will be going to Beef O'Brady's in Lake Placid on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 11:30 a.m. Burt Pritchett told the group that they have darts at the clubhouse every Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m. udy Muise announced that she will be giving art lessons at the clubhouse on Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m. Our Christmas Dinner will be Christmas Day beginning at 4 p.m. The cost will be $6 per person. The committee will be serving baked ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables etc. All they ask is that you bring a dish of appetizers. Tickets are ready to go on sale today. Diane Bennett asked for volunteers to be street captains in order to get the candles sold and the luminaries ready to put out Christmas Eve. Peggy Sue reminded the group that the Home Owners Meeting will be tonight. Ice Cream Social from 66:45 p.m. Meeting to begin promptly at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, we had our Ladies Coffee. Our coffee maker and presider of the meeting was Eunice Brown. She said she looked through some of her jokes and decided to tell some old Ollie jokes which were quite funny. She then read the names of residents who were celebrating their birthdays during Dec. 5-12, also the list of persons celebrating their anniversary during this week. We did sing happy anniversary to Sondra and Harold Brown. Next she asked Bonn ie Allen to give us a Sunshi ne report. It was the same as Monday's report with t he exception of Rem Honeywe ll who is in the hospital for di abetes. And we just learn ed that Charley Price's sist er passed away Monday. Next we had activitie s. Judy Muise will begin teac hing Art Lessons today begi nning at 10 a.m. Fred Whi te was here and he asked th at anyone interested in the com puter club remain after t he Ladies Coffee to discu ss what we are planning to do in the coming year. Tickets are on sale for t he Christmas Dinner. S ee Carolyn Reese or Joan R au for the ham and all the trim mings dinner which is $6 p er person. Bring an appetizer to pass. They will serve dinn er at 4 p.m. and there will be entertainment.Woodhaven Estates bridge scoresSEBRING Here are th is week's bridge scores f or Woodhaven Estates: Party Bridge First plac e, Louise Perkins; second plac e, Eric Wickstrom; and thi rd place, Dee Hayes. Duplicate Bridge Fir st place, Sandra and Er ic Wickstrom; second plac e, Jeanne Sisson and Gra ce Swan; third place, Margar et Alliston and Louise Perkins www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010Page 9B 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. 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Pictured are from left to right: Susan Dunkel, Millie Grime, George Gronau, Linda Haney, Linda Tibbetts, Pat Toemmes, Sandy Smith, George Smith, Ray Adelmann and co-owner/tour guide Mark Montreuil. Not pictured is Benny Malloy. The nursery has many unique and native plants, all beautifully presented in a neatly kept surrounding and area very healthy looking. The tour concluded w ith several members buying these lovely plants and the rest making future planting plans. Garden Club visits nursery Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155

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By GREGORYKATZ Associated PressLONDON Look out, A merica. Britain's guilty p leasure, the cheesy "X F actor" TVshow, is crossing t he pond. Will it work? Or is the U .S. public tiring of Simon C owell-powered TVextravag anzas? Arecord audience of nearl y 20 million British viewers f locked to the "X Factor" S unday night finale, which a warded a 1 million-pound ( $1.6 million) recording cont ract to painter Matt Cardle, h eretofore unknown beyond h is immediate circle of f riends. The British experience s uggests the headline-grabb ing, rags-to-riches show m ay be a smash in the U nited States when it debuts n ext year, even if it's got s ome strong similarities to t he popular but waning American Idol." Cardle launched the first d ay of his new life Monday, e mbarking on a publicity b litz to try to drive his debut s ingle, "When We Collide," t o become No. 1 on the B ritish Christmas charts. T hat lucrative spot has in r ecent years tended to go to t he X Factor winner, but last y ear went instead to Rage A gainst the Machine, booste d by an anti-X Factor, antiC owell movement on F acebook. This year's anti-X chall enger is a 1952 John Cage c omposition that consists of m ore than four minutes of s ilence: Facebook backers a rgue it's better to hear nothi ng at all than to hear "When W e Collide." Love it or hate it, the "X F actor" is Britain's water c ooler show, discussed at w ork, on the Tube and in the t abloids. The British media revels in building contestants up only to watch them crash and burn, usually with a waterfall of tears and quivering promises to try again next year. Bookmakers get involved too betting shops were taking wagers on whether the "X Factor" Christmas single would top the charts even before the show's winner had been chosen. The show's Horatio Alger approach echoes "American Idol." This year's finalists for the once-in-a-lifetime recording opportunity included a cashier from the Tesco grocery chain, a young single mother with two children, and Cardle, a painter and decorator who still lives with his parents. "Nothing can prepare you for the nerves and the fear of the first live show," Cardle told The Associated Press. "You're playing to 20 million people. You can't picture it. They're hidden but you know they're there, their eyes pouring in on you." He said X Factor's success stems in part from this pressure the audience doesn't know if the performer will rise to the challenge. "You're on the edge of your seat," he said. "Will they do it? It's an intense, intense experience." But while "American Idol" is driven by compelling musical performances and snarky comments from judges, "X Factor" has an over-the-top schmaltz quality. Garish production numbers, complete with sexy but often bizarre dancers, back up the contestants, some of whom croak like frogs. "X Factor" judges run gossipy boot camps for the singers and scheme to promote the ones they are mentoring against other contestants. The singers themselves can include groups which often implode or turn on each other and much older wannabes than "American Idol," which has a 15-to-28-year-old age limit for 2011. Suffice to say "X Factor" has not impressed many British music critics. "I really dislike it quite intensely," said Neil McCormick, The Daily Telegraph music critic. "As you saw last night, you get several weeks of very cruel and contrived and sentimental TVand end up with an overlong finale featuring a couple of karaoke singers who have no chance of having a successful music career." He said the show has produced a series of "one-hit wonders" instead of finding artists who can have substantial careers with the notable exception of R&B singer Leona Lewis, who has gone on to stardom on both sides of the Atlantic since winning in 2006. Still, McCormick predicted that Cowell's "evil genius" could make the show a success in the United States just as "American Idol" is slipping a bit. Others in the struggling music business take a far more generous view of "X Factor" even if the music is sometimes quite lame. Neil Warnock, chief executive of The Agency Group concert bookers, said "X Factor" is bringing young fans back into concert halls after a long hiatus. "I think it's absolutely magnificent," said Warnock, who has promoted shows b y Brian Wilson, Paul Simon, Dolly Parton and many oth ers. "Last night they had probably the biggest viewe rship outside of sports in the last 10 years. To my mind, to have that that kind of exposure for music is fantastic .. this introduces a new audience to the live experience. Warnock said children as young as seven are getting their parents to take them t o concerts performed by the artists they've seen on "X Factor." "That can only be good," he said. "Simon Cowell is a bit of a lucky charm. I thin k whatever he does on TVin the USAwill get looked at. Whether it will succeed is hard to tell, but my instinct s tell me it will be a huge suc cess." Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010www.newssun.com QUAFFSOMAHASAPPIER ANGOLAASEVERINAHOLE TERRORCUTONBOLDLINES AVEPARTENSRVSLIME REEKJESTSONEOFZEN INDOEBONSAPORIDENT INVENTHURTEXISTS NAMAOLBONAIDES OPENSSHADETHECIRCLES DONOTOMARVETOLLA OLDSSEPOYBOOTSLAPD FLEEOROCASKNOMAD FOLDALONGDASHESERASE IVESLINKAGOSON PEEVESCORDOOLONG RULERPHOTOONTOASPS ERESCRAMSHREDGELT SAVEAIRJAIURNSWAR USETAPEONEDGESENLACE MINUTESOHOHOHSIEGES EASIESTBUSTSSPEEDS PUZZLESOLUTIONS As the cows traded vulgar jokes, an old bull walked by. He remarked to his friends: "They're just making a laughing stock of themselves." TELEVISION X Factor' TV show rivets Britain, heads to USA MCTphoto Simon Cowell left American Idol' to focus on X Factor,' and will be hoping to duplicate his success when the show comes to American television.

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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 DIVERSIONS ONA ROLLBy BEN PALL ACROSS 1 Hearty drinks 7 Midwest city named for an Indian tribe 12 More sentimental 19 Major diamond exporter 20 Closing to some letters 21 Trapped 22 It makes the hair stand on end 23 First step of instructions for what to do with this finished puzzle 25 N.Y.C.'s ___ of the Americas 26 Goal of a screen test 28 Many an extra on "Star Trek": Abbr. 29 Vacation conveniences, for short 30 Vitamin C source 31 Raise a big stink? 33 Kids 35 "___ Us," 1995 Joan Osborne hit 37 Path of enlightenment 38 European leader? 39 Black 40 Flavor 42 Part of PIN: Abbr. 44 Make up 46 "Where does it ___?" 47 Is 48 '60s-'70s 114Across locale 51 Web browser provider 52 ___ fide 53 Part of every month 54 Reveals 56 Instructions, part 2 63 Prohibition's start 64 ___ Little, "The Wire" gangster 65 Old Philadelphia stadium, informally, with "the" 66 Earthen pot 67 Bygone Starfire, e.g., informally 68 ___ Rebellion of 1857-59 70 Evicts 72 Org. in 2005's Oscarwinning "Crash" 73 Hightail it 74 Alternative to plata 75 Cellar item 76 Bedouin 77 Instructions, part 3 82 Demagnetize, say 83 St. in a children's rhyme 84 Coupling 85 Previously 87 Half of many a business partnership 88 Ticks off 91 Plug's place 92 It's between green and black 95 Viceroy, e.g. 96 Snap 97 Aware of 98 Nile biters 102 "We shun it ___ it comes": Emily Dickinson 103 "Beat it!" 105 Little bit 106 Moolah 107 Except for 109 Certain tankful 110 ___ alai 112Some funerary ware 114 See 48-Across 115 Last step of the instructions 119 Tie up 121 Cell phone plan units 122 "Pick me! Pick me!" 123 Long fights 124 Least puzzling 125 Pedestal toppers 126 Barrels along DOWN 1 Doha native 2 Lopsided 3 Said "yea" 4 The Beatles' "___ No One" 5 Edsel 6 1984 Olympics site 7 The Cowboys of the Big 12 Conf. 8 Portions 9 Connecticut town named for an English river 10 Coop group 11 Wall St. worker 12 Second place 13 "___ it goes" 14 Bud 15 Dr. ___ 16 Charges, in a way 17 Honda model 18 Begrudges 20 Follows through with 24 Ripley's last words? 27 Insurgent group 32 Pond fish 34 Acme product in Road Runner cartoons 35 Long-running hit TV show based in Chicago 36 ___-upper 40 Farrier 41 Polly of literature, e.g. 43 Fade, maybe 45 CondŽ ___ 47 Revises 48 Doze 49 Artemis' twin 50 Pea observer 52 Time for a party, in brief 53 Rapper with the 1988 platinum album "Power" 55 Plummet 57 Board 58 Latin lover's word 59 Elicit 60 Alpaca relatives 61 Home of minorleague baseball's Diablos 62 Depress 68 Undersides 69 Greek god whose name is one letter off from 118-Down 70 Soak up rays 71 Second-largest city in Kyrgyzstan 75 "No problemo" 76 "On tap" sign, sometimes 78 Affirms 79 Depressing darkness 80 Scuttlebutt 81 Device for winter sidewalks 86 Virtue 88 Take for granted 89 Superstate in Orwell's "1984" 90 Good rolls in craps 91 One-named singer/actress 92 "___-la-la!" 93 Stampede 94 [That's awful!] 96 The rite person? 99 Waste 100 Finished second 101 Gray hair producer, they say 104 Superman's closetful? 105 Vista 108 Pin holder 110 King in II Kings 111 Brouhahas 113 Trim 116 Packed away 117 Head, in slang 118 Greek goddess whose name is one letter off from 69-Down 120 Virginia's ___ Highway 123456789101112131415161718 192021 222324 252627282930 31323334353637 383940414243 44454647 484950515253 545556575859606162 63646566 676869707172 73747576 777879808182 8384858687 88899091929394 9596979899100101 102103104105106 107108109110111112113114 115116117118119120 121122123 124125126 Solution on page 10B Do you feel like the whole world is crashing in on top of you? Believe it or not it happens to all of us from time to time! Especially during the holiday season. When we get busy, we feel that we don't have time to do even the simplest of routines. So what do we do! We let our Hot Spots take over our homes! Yes that is all it is! You come in the door tired and ready to drop your load where ever you can put it! Then you crash! No, wait, you have to throw something together for supper and I mean throw! Because when you are finished the kitchen looks like a bomb went off and you feel like you could get out of the way. By this time you are so overwhelmed that you just want to hide so you go to bed without doing the smallest of a before bed routine and all of a sudden your home has exploded in your face and your husband is pitching one of his usual fits! Ugly words are exchanged and you feel terrible! Here is the secret to stopping this explosion before it starts. When you hear yourself saying that you don't have time or you don't have the energy to do something. Stop dead in your tracks and set a timer for five, 10, or even 15 minutes and do a quick pick up and put away. That is all it takes to make you not feel so overwhelmed. Our Hot Spots attack more than our home. They hurt us inside by causing us to feel bad because we can't keep up, as well as zap our energy! Now I want you to pay close attention! You can start over anytime! You are never behind! Do you hear me? That stinking thinking of "I don't have enough time" is for the birds! It is what got your home in the shape it was in! It's our perfectionism rearing its ugly head one more time! You can stop the downward spiral by replacing those terrible words, "I don't have time!" with "I ca n do just 5 minutes!" This is a huge attitude adjustment for most of us. It takes time and worst of all we don't even realize we ar e doing it. Now that it has been brought to your attention, you will hear yourself says those words. When yo u do; turn them around and just set your timer and do just a little. I can hear you now! "Bu t I really don't have the time! She doesn't understand." Well I am here to tell you that I used to think the sam e way and I have changed my negative thoughts into posi tive ones and you can too. It all starts with the realizatio n of what you are doing to yourself with those words. It is a form of whining! You know I don't allow whining I want for you what I have: peace! This peace came for letting go of nega tive thoughts and replacing them with positive actions. Even a little will go a long way toward helping you fin d this peace! For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her website and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections published by Random House and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter published by Simon and Schuster. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley. Used by permission in this publication. Put out your hot spots FLY Lady Leanne Ely DearAbby: I am a 34y ear-old woman who finally b eat a 13-year battle with d rugs. I now have a job, a c ar, a place of my own and a b ank account. My problem i s, while I was on drugs I p rostituted myself in order to s upport my habit. Now I'm t errified I have AIDS, and a fraid I'll be told I don't h ave long to live. I'm not dating right now, b ut I've had a couple of b oyfriends since getting s ober. I'm scared for them, b ut so afraid of getting a d eath sentence that I've n ever mentioned my fears to a nyone. I know I'm being s elfish with these guys' l ives, but I'm paralyzed by m y fear. What am I going to d o? Terrified in the U.S.A. DearTerrified: What you a re going to do is get yours elf tested! Please unders tand that the fear you are d ealing with is the same that a nyone who has had multiple s ex partners has had to face. You must realize that b eing exposed to HIVand h aving AIDS are not the s ame. If you have been e xposed to HIV and t herefore test "positive" y ou need to know it ASAP s o you can be prescribed anti-viral medications that can PREVENTyou from getting AIDS. Getting on those meds can save your life. And you can save the lives of your former boyfriends, too, if you are HIVpositive, by telling them to get tested. DearAbby: I have known my husband for eight years and have been married to him for three. He is a unique and funny man, but he does have a few annoying quirks. The biggest one, and the reason I'm writing to you, is his need to have music blaring in our car. It's not just when we're driving, but also when we're going through drive-thru restaurants, banks and gas stations. Gas stations are the worst because he turns the volume up even louder so he can hear it outside. Not only is it painful to my ears, but it's embarrassing. I have asked him a number of times to turn it down, but it just leads to arguments. Can you help me talk to him before I lose my hearing? Bleeding Ears in Spring Valley, Calif. DearBleeding Ears: Could it be that your husband suffers from hearing loss (probably from listening to too-loud music), which is why he needs the volume turned up so high? Arguing with him won't help. He should be checked by an audiologist a hearing specialist so that he doesn't damage his hearing further, and yours won't be affected. Protecting your hearing is important. That's why you should consider using ear plugs when you drive with him. P.S. And when you get to the gas station, offer to pump the gas for him. If he refuses, then leave the car with him. DearAbby: My husband is 7 feet tall and we recently became parents of a beautiful baby girl. Everywhere we go, people make comments about my husband's height. He is used to being the target of stares and comments, having experienced it his whole life. Our daughter may grow up to be tall; how would you handle this? Angela in Bethlehem, Pa. DearAngela: I would teach my daughter regardless of her height to be proud of who she is. If your daughter turns out to be tall, she'll have plenty of company, because each generation seems to be growing taller than the last one. A woman's height does not have to be a disadvantage unless she views it that way. If you stress the qualities you feel are important, chances are that's the person she'll grow up to be. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order "How to Have a Lovely Wedding." Send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. 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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, December 15, 2010 FAMILYFEATURES M ost people are familiar with the saying "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." However, many may not realize that what they choose to eat for breakfast is just as important as eating the meal itself. Now, breakfast lovers and skeptics alike can be good to themselves by eating a satisfying breakfast that's full of the flavors they love. This Baked Asiago Frittata is a delicious combination of eggs, broccoli, tomatoes, onions, Italian seasonings, cheese and s ausage patties. These veggie sausage patties contain 76 percent less fat than traditional pre-cooked pork sausage patties.* Try u sing egg substitute as a way to further reduce the fat and cholesterol. Spicy Southwest Breakfast Omelet Egg Rolls are a great w ay to wake up those taste buds, while MorningStar Farms Eggs Benedict puts a meatless spin on a familiar favorite. For more recipes and convenient food ideas, visit www.MorningStarFarms.com. Pre-cookedporksausagepattiescontain13gtotalfatperserving(38g); MorningStarFarms VeggieSausagePattiescontain3gtotalfatperserving(38g).Spicy Southwest Breakfast Omelet Egg RollsPrep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 6 eggs, slightly beaten 1/3 cup milk 2 teaspoons salt-free Southwest or Mexican seasoning 2 MorningStar Farms Veggie Sausage Patties 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper, green bell pepper orcombination 2 green onions, bias-cut into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 4 10-inch flourtortillas 1/4 cup shredded cheddarcheese or Monterey Jack cheese (1-ounce) Jalape–o-White CheddarCountry Gravy orsalsa 1.In medium bowl, beat together eggs, milk and seasoning. Set aside. 2.In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook and stir crumbled veggie sausage patties, mushrooms, bell pepper and onions in 2 teaspoons of the vegetable oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. 3.Pour egg mixture over vegetable mixture in hot skillet. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, until mixture begins to set on the bottom and around edge. Using spatula, gently lift and stir partially cooked eggs so uncooked portions flow underneath. Continue cooking and lifting over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until eggs are cooked through, but still glossy and moist. Remove from heat. 4.Spoon about 3/4 cup of vegetable mixture onto each tortilla just below center. Sprinkle with cheese. Fold bottom edge of each tortilla over up and over filling. Fold in sides. Roll up from the bottom, completely enclosing filling. Secure with wooden toothpicks. 5.Carefully wipe skillet out with paper towel. Brush with remaining 4 teaspoons oil. Add filled tortillas. Cook over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. 6.Remove toothpicks. Diagonally cut each into halves. Serve with Jalapeno-White Cheddar Country Gravy or salsa.Eggs BenedictPrep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1/8 teaspoon prepared horseradish 1/8 teaspoon bottled minced garlic 1/3 cup roasted red peppers 1/4 cup frozen roasted corn kernels, thawed, orfrozen corn kernels, thawed 2 tablespoons vegetable broth 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon grated lime peel 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 teaspoon vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 4 MorningStar Farms Veggie Sausage Patties 4 eggs 2 whole wheat English muffins 2 tablespoons fat-free sourcream 1.In large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray cook onion over medium-low heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in horseradish and garlic. Cook and stir for 30 seconds more. Add red peppers, corn, broth, cilantro, lime peel, 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium. Cook and stir until heated through and most of liquid evaporates. Transfer to bowl. Cover to keep warm. Set aside. 2.Wipe skillet out with paper towels. Pour water into skillet until it is two-thirds full (about 1 1/2 inches). Stir in vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling. 3.Meanwhile, prepare veggie sausage patties according to package directions. Set aside. 4.Reduce heat under water mixture. Break one egg into measuring cup. Holding cup near water, carefully slid e egg into simmering water. Repeat with remaining egg s, allowing space in skillet between eggs. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until whites and yolks are firm. Remove eggs with slotted spoon. 5.Top muffin halves with sausage patties, eggs and red pepper mixture. Spoon sour cream on top. B aked Asiago Frittata P rep Time: 10 minutes T otal Time: 30 minutes S ervings: 6 2 cups finely chopped broccoli 1/3 cup sliced green onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 MorningStar Farms Veggie Sausage Patties 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves ordried Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 8 eggs, beaten* 1/4 cup (1 ounce) finely shredded Asiago cheese orParmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped tomato 1 .In 10-inch oven-safe nonstick skillet coated with nonstick spray, cook and stir broccoli, onions and garlic over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat. 2 .Stir crumbled veggie sausage patties, basil, salt and pepper into vegetable mixture. Pour eggs over top. 3 .Bake, uncovered, at 350¡F for 15 to 19 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand, covered, for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with tomato. Cut into wedges. Note: For a lower fat version, substitute 2 cups refrigerated egg substitute for the 8 eggs.



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Breakfast just got betterPAGE12BProwl roll to 2nd victoryPAGE1BLake Placid parade photosPAGE7ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, December 15-16, 2010 www.newssun.com Volume 91/Number 152 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 60 28Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly sunny and still cold Forecast Question: Did you decorate your yard for the holidays? Next question: Should congress approve the extension of tax cuts for all income levels? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Robert Harpster Age 81, of Indianapolis William Massie Age 83, of A von Park Maurice Murray Age 92, of Avon Park Roger Salvail Age 67, of Sebring Winfred Wilburn Age 86, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 41.1% No 58.9% Total votes: 95 Celebrations 7B Classifieds 9A Clubs & Organizations7B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar8B Crossword Puzzle11B Cryptogram 11B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors9B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 11B NASCAR This Week3B Sports On TV2B Index News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A Florida license tag is framed by icicles early Tuesday morning in Sebring. Decembrrrrrr chill By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK T he Avon Park City Counc il voted 5-0 to forgo hiring a public safety director, an d directed City Manag er Bruce Behrens to adve rtise for a new fire chief at its meeting Monday nigh t. Acouple on the counc il spent time during t he meeting chastisin g Behrens for not follow ing directions in purs uing a public safety dire ctor by promoting Cmd r. Michael J. Rowan to police chief. Behrens explained th at because of union restri ctions, and the fact th at only the council cou ld approve payroll increase s, he has not pursued a fi re chief, but he could sta rt advertising for one imm ediately. Rowan took the tit le change without a p ay increase, according to Behrens, but to adverti se and hire a fire chief wou ld AP drops safety director proposal By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Local citrus growers are holding their breath over the next few days, waiting to see if this could weather event will damage the industry significantly. It could go either way, we will know more after the cold snap, said Ray Royce, executive director of the Highlands County Citrus Growers Association on Monday. Gov. Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency for Florida citrus growers on Saturday, hoping to help get the fruit off the trees quicker as the cold weather approaches. We still have about 90 percent of the fruit on the trees. The next couple of Citrus growers brace for worst as temperatures dive By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Coun ty Commissioners were to ld on Tuesday by Highlan ds County Apprais er Raymond C. McIntyre to expect real estate valu es to continue to dro p through the next budg et season. And that could effe ct the county budget for t he 2011-2012 fiscal year. Although McIntyre to ld the commissioners that it was still too early to g et accurate numbers for t he upcoming tax season, he did state that in the res idential real estate marke t, home values were st ill decreasing. The market continu es to slide for home values , McIntyre said. We a re very early in the proce ss to give an accurate num ber, but from the raw dat a, year-to-date, residenti al home values are dow n about 10 percent. When pressed by com missioner Barba ra Stewart about agricultu re values, McIntyre said th at he did not have enoug h information to even beg in a guess on agriculture va lues. Agriculture is bas ed Home values continue to sink News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Ice hangs from a small shrub Tuesday in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONSIcicles hang from an antique hand pump Tuesday in Sebring. Courtesy photo Keith Goodson gives a sneak peak at his new work Light of the World in the photo from his Facebook page. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Keith Goodsons art decorates 11 buildings around Lake Placid. Cracker Trail Cattle Drive at Winn Dixie; Airboat at South Florida Community Colleges Interlake Boulevard site; and Scrub Jay World at the chamber of commerce are just three examples of his work among Lake Placids famous murals. Goodson, who is from Avon Park, now lives in Winter Haven, where he unveils a new and different work this weekend at the Champions Church. The work is Light of the World, an oil on canvas measuring 12-by-36 feet a richly detailed painting depicting the nativity scene. Harriet Porter, president of the Lake Placid Mural Society, has known Goodson for about 20 years. When he came to us he was just 21 years old, Porter said Tuesday. He told me, if you will allow me to paint a mural you wont regret it. Porter added, When I saw his rendering of the bass mural (at North Main Goodson set to unveil newest masterpiece in Winter Haven See FREEZE, page 3A See AP, page 3A See HOME, page 3A See GOODSON, page 6A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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Special STARS Coordinator Cindy Marshall, of Avon Park, dressed as an elf and played along with Goff as they entertained the residents at The Oaks Nursing Home in Avon Park on Saturday afternoon. They also sang carols up and own the hallway for the staff and residents there. Santa Claus even made an appearance. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Veterans Services Office in coordination with the Veterans Advisory Board held a Pearl Harbor Remembrance at the Veteran Services Office on Dec. 7. More than 100 people attended. The ceremony, held to honor the heroes of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked the United States on military bases in Hawaii, to honor the service members who were serving at Pearl Harbor 68 years ago. Mary Margaret Staik, administrative assistant with the Highlands County Veteran Services Office opened the ceremony. With a Navy Bell Toll Ceremony as a part of the event, Denise Williams, service officer, narrated with Betsy Waddell, CPO, U.S. Navy, (Ret.), president of the Veterans Council of Highlands County Inc., tolling the bell, which was on loan for the event by the Highlands Waves Unit 88. The guest speaker, World War II veteran Roberta Wade spoke on her memory of World War II. She knew she would only receive about $31 a month and a lot of KPduty, but she still wanted to join. Wade has a BAin English. Her basic training was at Ormond Beach, before transferring to Commerce, Texas. She completed OCS in Des Moines, Iowa, where she was discharged. She acknowledged that she did see a lot of KP(kitchen duty). The Lake Placid Army JROTC assisted wtih the program with the Posting of the Colors. Ever prepared and always innovative, the JROTC unit brought their own state flag and US flag. The poles were too tall for the low ceilings of the conference room, sohe members of the JROTC unit simply slid back two ceiling tiles, and continued with their participation in the program, lifting the flags through the opening in the ceiling and settling the poles into the flag stands. The flags stood majestically just at ceiling level. David Flowers, director County Facilities Management, played Taps on his trumpet. Fred Arbelo, commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, led the Pledge. Don Lipps of the Christian Motorcyclist Association gave the Benediction. Kim Ridgeway of the Lake Placid Ministry Center, provided the music for God Bless America and led the National Anthem. Roger Perkins, chaplain of 40 et 8 Unit 863 in Lake Placid delivered the inspiration an d prayer for the Pearl Harb or victims. More than 100 attend Pearl Harbor ceremony Courtesy pho to Denise Williams narrates during the Bell ceremony for the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Ringing the bell is Betsy Waddell. In the background are (from left) Mary Margaret Staik, Kim Ridgeway, and Harry Marsh. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLAKE PLACID A Lake Placid man was booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday on charges of armed robbery. According to the offense report, Marcus Lamon Taylor, Jr., 20, of 311 Sun N Lake Blvd., allegedly threatened two females with a gun, and took an undisclosed amount of cash from them after hitting one with the gun. The report from Deputy Joel P. Brown states that on Dec. 7, at approximately 4:06 p.m. Taylor stopped the two women who were driving by calling them on his cell phone and asking for a ride. The women stopped, and Taylor got into the back seat, pulling a silver gun that looked like a semi automatic weapon and wrapped his arm around the female passenger and demanded all of their cash. When the women did not respond fast enough, the report said, Taylor hit the passenger in the head with the butt of the gun three or four times, pointed the gun at the drivers face and yelled again for them to hand over their cash. Still not satisfied wi th their response, Taylor forc ed the weapon into the passe ngers mouth and aga in demanded their money. Taylor then dropped t he gun in the back seat, accor ding to the victims stat ements, and said There, I threw it down. Now give m e the money. After the victim in the passenger se at handed over h er cash, Taylor left t he vehicle and stat ed Now Ill have to kill yall, but h is weapon jamm ed when he went to chamber a round and the women dro ve off. Arequest to the ce ll phone provider showed th at Taylor did call the victim s cell, and that voice ma il contained Taylors voice. Taylor was booked o n charges of grand larcen y, robbery with a fire arm aggravated battery, aggr avated assault, and probatio n violation. According to t he Highlands County Sheriff s website, Taylor was on pr obation for burglary in Ju ly, and assault, kidnapping an d possession of a firearm in 2008. LP man arrested for armed robbery Taylor By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Linda L ouise Payne, 41, was a cquitted by a jury on F riday after facing c harges that she did not r eport suspected abuse u pon 22-month-old K aedyn Short. Short died on May 27, 2 009 from bruises and a s kull fracture, allegedly c aused by ex-Avon park P olice Officer James P arker. Parker is charged with f irst-degree murder and a ggravated child abuse. S hort was placed on life s upport due to her i njuries in March of 2 009. Parker is still awaiting t rial and is scheduled for a pretrial conference on T hursday. The childs mother, J ennifer Sue Short, was c harged with failure to r eport child abuse and n eglect of a child causing g reat bodily harm, and is a lso awaiting trial. Payne, according to H ighlands prosecutor C ourtney Lenhart, failed t o produce an incident r eport on Kaedyn after an i nvestigation into her d eath began. Teachers at the day c are reported bruises on t he infant in 2008. Paynes defense attorn ey pointed out that P ayne was not at the day c are the day the incident r eport was filed and that t wo teachers at the day c are who noticed the b ruises never contacted t he Department of C hildren and Family S ervices. The assistant director, S ara Vasquez, took the r eport and called the m other, who claimed that t he bruises were caused f rom the child playing in m oving boxes at a b abysitters house. Vasquez was also c harged with failure to r eport abuse, but r eceived deferred prosec ution. The jurors took just o ver two hours of delibe ration to render the not g uilty verdict. Payne found not guilty Was charged with not reporting abuse Special STARSsing up some holiday cheer POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, Dec. 13: Kenneth Jay Anderson, 42, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of cocaine. Victoria Elizabeth Andrews, 35, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of cocaine. Andrew Blaze Caridi, 19, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Travis Cody Chancey, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with dealing in stolen property; defrauding a secondary metals recycler; larceny or grand theft; fraud, false verification of ownership to pawn broker; and larceny or grand theft of firearm. Chelsea Danielle Crago, 20, of Venus, was charged with dama g in g propert y criminal mischief. Kevin Edward Cranfield, 26, of Sebring, was charged with trafficking in illegal drugs, oxycodone (four grams or more); possession of drug paraphernalia; sale of oxycodone, Schedule I or II; and knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, second offense. Everado Garcia, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny or petit theft, first degree. Javier Garcia, 22, of Lake Placid, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, second offense, two counts. Garrett Germain Hampton, 37, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting arrest without violence; using or possessing drug paraphernalia; and possession of cannabis. Justin Walter Lewis, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with selling, manufacturing or delivering marijuana. William Anthony Mason, 24, of Sebring, was charged with motion to transport prisoner, deposition for municipal ordinance violation. Eric Livingston McFarlane, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with fleeing or eluding police, failing to obey law enforcement officers order to stop; driving while license suspended, second offense; possession of marijuana, not Continued on page 6A AVON PARK G arbage collection for t he City of Avon Park P ublic Works will change f or the upcoming holid ays. Christmas: No g arbage pick-up on F riday, Dec. 24. T hursday, Dec. 23 moves t o Wednesday, Dec. 22. F riday, Dec. 24 moves to T hursday, Dec. 23. New Years Eve: No g arbage pick-up on F riday, Dec. 31. T hursday, Dec. 30 moves t o Wednesday, Dec. 29. F riday, Dec. 31 moves to T hursday, Dec. 30. Changes in AP garbage schedule ClarificationThe article reference by L aura Ware in her Sunday c olumn, Movies should k eep you awake,was an A OLNews article written b y David Moye.

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We will not get those numbers until early March, McIntyre said. One bright spot, according to McIntyre, was commercial real estate, which appeared to be stable. We seem to be above the national average for commercial sales and values, McIntyre said. McIntyre also stated that the residential values make up about 37 percent of the to total values for the county, and that he expects the housing market to continue to decrease in value for at least one more year. Foreclosures continue to set the tone. Until those are cleaned up, we cant expect any change in the market. We looked at one neighborhood in Highlands County yesterday that have 10 sales, and all 10 were foreclosures, McIntyre added. Economists project that it will be 2013 before the ma rket, and appraisal value s, turn around, McIntyre said LIMITED SPACE CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better GradesMARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467Best After School Program in SebringFREEPICKUP from: Kindergarten Learning Center, Cracker Trail, Sun-N-Lakes, Woodlawn, Fred Wild, Memorial, Hill Gustat, Sebring Middle/High Located on Kenilworth Sebring*Some Restrictions Apply Life Care, Not Day Care d ays could really impact the i ndustry here. If it gets b elow 20 degrees and stays t here for 3-5 hours, we could b e in real trouble. If it gets i nto the mid-teens and stays t here for a couple of hours, w e could loose trees, Royce s aid. The National Weather S ervice forecast for this m orning called for temperat ures to drop to under 25 d egrees this morning, and t he area is under a hard f reeze warning. The growers are out maki ng sure the micro-sprinklers a nd jets are working because w ater cover could help t remendously, according to R oyce. The water comes out of t he ground around 68 to 70 d egrees this time of the year, a nd if there is a hard freeze, t rees that are covered in ice s tay around 32 degrees, so it a dds a layer of insulation to t he trees themselves, Royce s aid. Well, I am nervous about t he next couple of days, s aid Bobby Barben, part of t he Barben Fruit Company. We have about 1,500 a cres to watch over, and all w e can do now is get water o n the ground, and think beach weather, the vetera n farmer joked. This r eminds me of the 1962 f reeze, where the weather turned cold earlier than expected. You are always scared going into a week like this, but you never know. We expect the worst, and sometimes get it. But you never really know because there are so many variables, Royce said. Cloud cover, winds, ground saturation, soil make-up and the length of the cold snap all have to be factored in. If the temperature stays around 28 degrees for a couple of hours, it could dry out the fruit. If the wind blows, it could move colder air pockets around more. So you just have to muddle through and do what you can, Royce said. And wait and see. Continued from page 1A be a change in the budget that council set for the fiscal year. Councilwoman Brenda Gray asked what were the potential savings if the council still pursued a safety director. If we went to a public safety director, we would still save $102,000? Gray asked. Assistant City Manager Maria Sutherland told council that she guessed there still could be an $80,000 to $87,000 savings if the council continued to pursue a safety director instead of a fire chief. Sutherland did not reveal how she arrived at her numbers, down from her initial guess of $102,000 during last years budget season, but did stress that the rules have changed, the game has changed and now we are playing with different numbers. Everything that he has done, thats all right and I think that we cannot undo that, but I think we should advertise for a public safety director, and then go forward. Thats just my opinion, Gray said. Councilman Terry Heston also felt that every bit of savings that could be saved, should be saved. After talking to Mr. (Raymond) McIntyre (Highlands County Property Appraiser) land values were going to go down this year and next year ... I am still confused here on what we are doing if we are hiring a public safety director. If we hire a public safety director, are we still keeping a police chief and hiring a fire chief? Heston asked. I dont know about that, Gray responded. Behrens pointed out that the city council could still follow any direction that it wanted, and should evaluate it on a yearly basis. I have provided a jo b description and an adve rtisement, and if you a ll wanted to advertise th at position, we could follo w that track. If you wanted to keep everything as it is rig ht now, we can follow th at track, Behrens said. Councilman Al J oe Hinson asked why appoint a police chief and not a fi re chief, Why have we n ot hired a fire chief? Hinso n asked. If I promoted Cap t. (David) Cloud within th at department, I would ha ve increased his salary , Behrens explained becau se of the fire department co ntract and union requir ements. After more discussio n, and a request from the fi re department union represe ntative Warren West, t he council voted to go forwa rd with advertising for a fi re chief. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A News Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS An oak tree hangs heavy with ice Tuesday morning in Sebring. Freeze has growers on edge Home values continue to decline AP wont seek safety director TALLAHASSEE (AP) State economists a re updating Floridas general revenue estim ate, and the outlook is not promising. Preliminary figures Tuesday show the new e stimate could range from $420 million to $ 705 million less than previously anticipated f or the current budget year that runs through J une 30. It also may be down for the next budget year by $560 million to $762 million. That combination could add at least $1 billion to a previously estimated $2.5 billion budget gap between expected income and high priority to critical spending needs previously forecast for the next fiscal year. Governor-elect Rick Scott will use the new revenue estimate in his budget recommendation to the Legislature early next year. State economists updating Florida revenue estimate

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Facade grants homeo wners within the CRAdist rict can receive matching d ollars from the CRAto paint o r upgrade the outside of t heir homes have helped m aintain residential neighb orhoods. Now, a new grant program o ffers help to prospective s mall business owners by p roviding funds for perman ent improvements inside l eased commercial space. The most obvious benefit w ill be the new shops and r estaurants that will open d owntown because of the p rogram. The more variety a nd quality available, the m ore people will make downt own a destination of choice. In our changing world, h owever, there are other, longer term benefits too. According to the Web site Sustainable Connections, there are at least 10 reasons shopping locally is good for both the local economy and area residents. As mentioned in Sundays article about the CRAby News-Sun staff writer Christopher Tuffley, studies have shown that of $100 spent in a chain store only $13 stays in the community, while for every $100 spent in a local, family owned business $45 stays in the community. Studies have also shown that locally owned businesses spend significantly more money to make purchases or use the services of other locally owned businesses, further strengthening the community. Sustained Connections states that non-profit organizations receive an average of 250 percent more support from smaller businesses than they do from large ones. Large chain stores typically echo each other being big rectangles designed around a logo. Rather than reflect the community, the big box store is meant to evoke brand loyalty. On the other hand, family owned businesses often reflect the tastes and idiosyncrasies of their owners, creating a unique atmosphere and distinctive community character exactly the kind of environment that draws tourists. By creating downtown centers, rather than malls on the fringes of town, drives are shorter and walking possible. This helps lower fuel consumption and air pollution, while it makes a public space more intimate and friendly. It also encourages a more relaxed and pleasing atmosphere. Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, providing the most jobs to local residents. Owners of local businesses typically take more pride in their establishment, know more about their product, and highlight customer service. Because local business owners are a part of the community, they are less likely to leave, and more interested in the collective future. Local businesses in town centers generally do not need additional tax investment in infrastructure, whereas a chain store may need water, sewer, road access, and traffic lights. Sustained Connections also says that a variety of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their customers, provides more choice. Finally, in an age of increasing bland and same old, same old, research is showing entrepreneurs and skilled workers are mo re likely to invest in commun ities that value and suppo rt their one-of-kind business. In other words, anythin g we can do as a community to enhance our common are as and encourage small busine ss strengthens all of us. Kudos to the CRAf or looking into the tunnel an d seeing light. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Think local first when shopping W e congratulate the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency for its active approach t o revitalizing downtown. It was a fine night that offered an interesting snapshot of America. Over the Thanksgiving break, I joined with 50 others for an impromptu high school reunion. We grew up in Bethel Park, a fairly typical American suburb in Pittsburgh, Pa. that exploded in population in the s and s. Many of our parents had grown up in the city in the s, s and s. They were brimming with optimism by the time they moved to Bethel. By 1946, America had won World War II. The baby boom was under way and would last some 18 years. My parents, born in 1933 and 1937, were of the Silent Generation. In 1956, soon after my father returned from the Army he was drafted just after the Korean War ended he took a secure job with the telephone company and married my mother, his high school sweetheart. They had very little money, but, like many couples then, began a family right away. By 1964, theyd saved enough to move to a brandnew four-bedroom home in the Promised Land Bethel Park. They did so because they dreamed of a better life for their children better schools, a finer home, a safer neighborhood with huge backyards where their children could play. Bethel Park delivered. Through the mid-s, my classmates and I experienced what was essentially a 1950s upbringing. Most moms stayed home and ran our neighborhoods like well-oiled machines. Though it was a rigid time for adults women had limited opportunities outside the home and dads carried most of the financial burden it was a great time to be a kid. There were no 24-hour cable news channels to scare parents into locking their kids in the house. We played outside all day we jumped on our bikes and rode throughout South Park, several miles away. We lived by two basic rules: We better no t be late for supper and we better com e home when the street lights come on. Our childhood was marked by a total lack of chaos an abundance o f orderliness and innocence. I remember one night when our father made us turn off Love, American Style, a TVcomedy series about romance. Such racy fare was not permitted in our home. We were protected from most of the adult world. We had little awareness of the war in Vietnam, riots and other turmoil rocking the country. Our childhood world was one of security and hopeful ness, a world in which we were free to dream. Though the economy wa s bad during our high school years, it didnt trouble mos t of us. We had a raucous good time many of us ha d college and bright futures ahead of us. Our timing was great. When we graduated from college in 1984, the economy was booming and would continue to grow, fo r the most part, until 2008. Now here we are, nearly a half-century old. Our hair i s thinning. Weve put on a fe w more pounds than wed like Many of our surviving parents are ill. The optimism infused in us from our start is being challenged as we worry about our future, our childrens future, our countrys future. But for one Saturday night, we enjoyed a respite from our adult world. Our formal 30-year reunion was canceled due t o a lack of attendees, but fou r classmates organized our impromptu reunion instead What a grand time it was to chat and laugh with 50 other people who share the common experience of a di stinct time and place now gone forever. Tom Purcell, a freelance writer is also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. E-mail Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Our snapshot of America Guest Column Tom Purcell Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY Career office holders are big threat E ditor: Career office holders is the greatest t hreat to American democracy and our e lectoral process. We the people must a ct to limit the number of terms a llowed Congress and other elective o fficers. Most elected office holders are c areerists and based on the most powe rful election aids, name recognition, w here it keeps many members of the s ame family, i.e. father, mother, sons a nd daughters in office over and over t o different offices, abusing the system. This government of the people was f ounded on the notion of citizen legisl ators. The only solution is to abolish g overnment pensions for all elective o ffices except President. In past years we have lost our way, o ur government was founded on the c itizen legislators and we should d emand a return to that principle. Americas law makers have become a new class abusing all the rules of l aw. Under the new system of term limi ts, all elected officials, including memb ers of Congress, would be required to p articipate in Social Security just like t he rest of We the people. This would p ermit them to continue building their r etirement foundation while serving in C ongress or the state legislature. But a ll pension benefits accrued to augment S ocial Security would have to come f rom private sector employment either b efore or after public service. The abolition of government pens ions would not apply to non-elected g overnment employees. Limiting a llowable elective service is not a new t hought. On Feb. 27, 1951, under Harry T ruman, the 22nd amendment was ratif ied to limit presidential terms. We the people have a chance to restore the democratic form of government by never re-electing an incumbent at any level of government, local, state and federal and we must abolish pensions to all elected officials. May the Supreme Commandant keep and guide us and may He bless America again. Billie E. Jewett SebringScott should decide commission seatEditor: Arent there any residents of Highlands County interested in the open seat on the board of county commissioners who havent either lost an election for the position, retired from the position, or just plain old new blood to public office? When I read that most applicants ran and lost elections for the office or previously held public office, I became very anxious. I hope, with all sincerity that Charlie Crist will leave the decision to Rick Scott to decide among new blood for this position. Barbara Kircher SebringGet this country back on trackEditor: This letter is written in response to Randy Ludacers article on Sunday, Dec. 5. As a second generation American, I have served in the military, paid my taxes, never collected any benefits, and have never been unemployed all since age 14. Now retired from the private industry I resent, as do many of my fellow Americans, President Obama wanting to take away my benefits and those of my fellow Americans. Americans have worked all their lives to give to others who have never earned those benefits and a great many of whom dont deserve any benefits. My grandfather, an immigrant from Germany, taught our family that nothing is free. So, brace yourselves, the balderdash from Wasilla, it aint over till the fat lady sings. I believe in our democratic system that majority rules and if you dont like our system, move and quit complaining. We do, however, need to get back to the serious issues, i.e., getting this country back on track. We can begin with the following, in no particular order of priority: No new taxes Cancel the NAFTATrade Agreement, bringing jobs back to this country, putting people back on a payroll to pay taxes Control union wages and state benefits Freeze the salaries and benefits of federal employees which are in excess of the benefits and wages of private industries Deport all illegal immigrants No Medicare, Medicaid, nor Social Security benefits unless you have paid into the system Mandate that Congress pays back into the Social Security system the money borrowed for other projects Pass and implement a system that applies to all no raises for Congress unless an increase in the COLAis allowed for Social Security recipients Establish term limits for Congress Set a limit on contributions to all elective offices for level playing fields Glen Owens Lake Placid

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W illiam MassieWilliam D. Massie, 83, of Avon Park died Dec. 13, 2010. B orn in Columbus, Ohio, he h ad been a resident of Avon P ark since 1994. He retired f rom Standard Register C ompany in Dayton, Ohio in 1 989, after being manager of M echanical Engineering for m any years. He was a veteran o f World War II, serving in t he U.S. Army, 3rd Infantry R egiment. He is survived by his wife o f 61 years, Jane; daughter, J ill Coyan; brother, Mike M assie; and three grandsons. Amemorial service will be h eld in Wellston, Ohio at a l ater date. Contributions may b e made to Hope Hospice, 4840 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL33872 in his memory. Arrangements were entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Maurice MurrayMaurice G. Murray, 92, of Avon Park died Dec. 10, 2010. Born in Potsdam, N.Y., he moved to Avon Park in 1978. He retired from the federal government as a federal home loan bank examiner based out of St. Petersburg. He is survived by his daughter, Annabel Humble; son, Robert Bob Murray; sister, Virginia Ginny ONeill; one granddaughter and one great-grandson. He will be placed in the Wall in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, next to his loving wife, Julia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Shriners Hospital c/o Highlands Shrine Club, P.O. Box 229, Sebring, FL33871. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.newssun.com/obituaries Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring.Roger SalvailRoger Charles Salvail, 67, of Sebring died Dec. 12, 2010. Born in West Warwick, R.I., he had been a resident of Sebring since 1994. He was a carpenter and plumber in the construction industry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during Peacetime in 1961-1963 and attended Unity Church in Sebring. He is survived by his wife, Hollie; three brothers and one sister. Amemorial service, with Military Honors, will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, with Rev. Andy Conyer officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring.Winfred WilburnWinfred J. Wilburn, 86, of Sebring died Dec. 11, 2010. Born in Middlesboro, Ky., he moved to Sebring in 1987. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He retired from Huron Fordge in Detroit. He was a faithful member of Independent Baptist Church in DeSoto City. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Sumpter; sons, Terry Wilburn and Barry Wilburn; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Afuneral service was held Dec. 14 at Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfu neralchapel. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010Page 5A DEAR SANTA I WOULD LIKE THIS FOR MY CAR ... 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A P Chamber has membership meetingAVON PARK The A von Park Chamber of C ommerce December memb ership meeting, sponsored b y Highlands Independent B ank, will be a breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Hotel J acaranda. Cost of breakfast i s $9. The Memorial Elementary S chool Chorus, under the d irection of Darlene Cloud, w ill present their Christmas p rogram. RSVPby e-mail or call t he chamber office at 4533 350.Starting Your Business seminar is this afternoonAVON PARK Starting Y our Business is a free s eminar presented by the S mall Business Development C enter at University of S outh Florida. It will be held f rom 2-4:30 p.m. today at S outh Florida Community C ollege Corporate and C ontinuing Education Room T 05. It is designed for persons t hinking of starting a small b usiness or who have started a business and want to make s ure they did it correctly. L icenses, marketing, entity s election, and business plann ing are among the items d iscussed. The seminar will b e presented by David Noel, c ertified business analyst w ith the SBDC. Seating is limited, so call N oel at 784-7378 to reserve a seat in the seminar or for f urther information.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill host bar bingo at 1 p.m. T hursday. Schedules subject t o change; call for details. F or more information, call 4 52-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will host music w ith Mike Claxton today. F or more information, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host karaoke with Wild Bill from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Franke will provide music from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call 465-0131.Elvis/ventriloquist show comes to Lake Placid Elks LodgeLAKE PLACID Elvis impersonator Jimmy Smith comes to the Lake Placid Elks Lodge with world famous comedian/ventriloquist Alex House on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at 4 p.m. Smith who has been singing songs since he was a small child and has studied Elvismoves and mannerisms and perfected them. Then be entertained with laughter by the world famous Alex Houston, the ventriloquist who has entertained people for three decades. Tickets are $10 per person through Jan. 9 and $12 after Jan. 9. Open seating and open to the public. Tickets must be purchased at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. Grief seminar offered ThursdayLAKE PLACID Agrief therapy session with Charlie Stroup is set for Thursday at Southern Lifestyle Assisted Living Facility, 1297 U.S. 27 N., Lake Placid. Soup and sandwiches will be provided at no charge. To make a reservation or for more information, call Southern Lifestyle ALF at 465-0568.Award-winning author introduces latest novelSEBRING Sunny Serafino, an award-winning author, will have a book signing at Brewsters Coffee House from 4-7 p.m. Thursday. Forgiven,a novel that weaves a haunting tale of mystery, faith and the intertwining of lives, is the 11th novel published by this author. Amuch sought-after speaker, Serafino frequently addresses Florida womens associations, civic and church groups on the topics she writes about topics such as courageous women, family history and a faith based look at life. For further information or to schedule a book signing or speaking engagement, contact Serafino at 4712065, by e-mail at sunnyone@strato.net or through her Web site, www.sunnyser afino.com.Majestic Cove plans open houseSEBRING An open house of Majestic Cove Resort Condominiums has been set for 5 p.m. Thursday. Enjoy some refreshments and the views. The event is sponsored by 809 Lake Jackson LLC and ACT Florida Management Services LLC. Majestic Cove is at 2351 Lakeview Drive. AMVETS plans Christmas partySEBRING AMVETS Post 21 will have a Christmas party at 6 p.m. Saturday. Bring fingerfood to be shared. Also, bring a $5 wrapped gift (man for man, woman for woman). Entertainment to be provided. For more information, call 385-0234.SHARE ceases operationLAKE PLACID SHARE Florida Food Network will permanently crease operation after Saturday. First Presbyterian Church would like to thank all the other participating churches who helped with this needed outreach program. The First Presbyterian Church's Benevolent Ministry ,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2 742, will be available to answer any further questions. Robert Bob Rex Harpster, 81, of Indianapolis, passed away December 11, 2010. He was born in Ashland, Ohio, September 22, 1929 to John and Helen Harpster and returned to Ashland every deer hunting season to join his brothers, nephews and friends at deer camp. Bob was a proud alumnus of The Ohio State University. He was an active member of Alpha Gamma Rho and Future Farmers of America. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Bob was a born salesman and loved farming. He combined his career ambitions and retired in 1991 from a long and distinguished sales career with Ford New Holland in Warsaw, Indiana. Following Bobs retirement, he and his wife Jean Ann Weber moved to Sebring, Florida where he continued to be a competitive bridge player and spent many a day on the Sunn Lakes Golf courses. Due to declining health, Bob and his wife of 53 years, moved to Brookdale Senior Living to be near their surviving son, Steve Harpster, daughter-in-law, Babette; and their one and only grandson, Jack Harpster. Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Lynn Harpster Smith; sister, Marge Galloway; and brother, Gerald Mose Harpster. He is survived by his sister, Jean Endsley; long time sister-in-law, Beulah Harpster; and brothers, Donald, Carlton Pug, and Russell Harpster. A private service will be held for the family and a celebration of Bobs life will be held at a later date at Bobs childhood church. Memorial contributions may be made to Rowsburg Lutheran Church, 137 CR 1302, Polk, OH, 44866-9738. Online condolences may be sent to SRHarpster@gmail.com, or mailed to 8460 Brittany Court North, Indianapolis, IN, 46236. Arrangements entrusted to: SHIRLEY BROTHERS WASHINGTON MEMORIAL CHAPEL Indianapolis, IN 46229 317-897-9606ROBERT BOB REX HARPSTER COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Courtesy pho to The South Florida Community College Jazz Series presented jazz greats Dick Hyman and Ken Peplowski on Dec. 9. 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PLUS TAX TAG TITLE SATISFIES 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! more than 20 grams; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. James Monroe McRoy, 45, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Teresa Gail Rozar, 52, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Dec. 12: Chase Andrew Berish, 20, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cannabis. Ennis Lee Brown, 30, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Sabino Cipriano, 33, of Lake Placid, was charged with no valid driver license. Wesley Alan Denney, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense; grand theft; attempted burglary of occupied structure or conveyance; domestic violence or assault; and criminal mischief. Elizabeth Victoria Edwards, 45, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Arthur Thomas Maul, 62, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; DUI and damaged property, four counts. Ashley Nicole Maxwell, 21, of Zolfo Springs, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Michael Jerome Pough, 40, of Avon Park, was charged with battery. Lakeisha Tywanda Walton, 32, of Lake Placid, was charged with damaging property, criminal mischief; missile into dwelling, building or vehicle; battery, touch or strike. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Dec. 11: Jonathan Robert Abad, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with sexual battery, victim over 12 years of age, physical force. Salatiel Marino Gomez, 60, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Continued from page 2A Avenue and East Bellview Street), I knew we absolutely had to have him paint it. Porter has seen Goodsons Light of the World while in progress and says it is beautiful. Hes been working from dawn to dusk for weeks, she said. Hes a fine young man and deserves (an audience). Goodson is an Avon Park High School graduate, having moved to the City of Charm from Cocoa Beach with his family as a child. At APHS, he was named the most outstanding art student in the history of the school. He graduated from South Florida Community College and began a career in the theater designing and painting sets. Then he began the first of his murals in Lake Placid. The best artists , Goodson says on h is Facebook page, have be en visionaries and they paint ed out of passion and not ob ligation. AChristian, Goodso n lives to portray the glory of God through the arts. H e also hopes to inspire othe rs to fulfill their God giv en talents. His most passionate ne w venture is launching a pe rforming arts center in Winter Haven to get ch ildren involved in the arts. This Saturday an d Sunday, the public is inv ited to view the nativi ty scene at 7 p.m. ceremoni es each night. Champions Church as ks for the courtesy of an RSV P for planning purposes. The church is at 180 1 Havendale Blvd. The tel ephone number is (863) 29 43561. Continued from page 1A Courtesy photo Cracker Trail Elementary School presented two morning Christmas Concerts on Thursday, December 9, finishing with an outstanding performance at 7:00p.m. The Mustang Chorus and the Fifth Grade Handbell Choir conducted by Mrs. Esther P. Rodriguez, performed carols and songs from different parts of the world. Goodson to debut new work this week Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H eartland Cultural A lliance will be presenti ng a benefit exhibit of the p hotographic art of Bill D ailey titled Fall in Love W ith Kids. Forty percent o f the proceeds from this s how will be donated to t he Champion For C hildren Foundation of H ighlands County. Dailey recently won B est of Show in the HCA S pill Your Heart all mediu m art show. In this e xhibit, Dailey will be i ntroducing new work as w ell as showing his a cclaimed classic nature p hotography. The exhibit will take p lace at the Heartland C ultural Alliance Gallery o f Fine Art at Sebring R egional Airport through t he month of December. There will be a Sangria & Snacks Opening C elebration from 4:30-6 p .m. Friday. Classical guit ar music will be provided b y Kenny Summers. This e vent is free and open to t he public. The artist will b e in attendance. Contact Fred Leavitt at 4 02-8238 or info@heartl andculturalalliance.org or v isit heartlandculturalall iance.org. HCA to feature Bailey Christmas at Cracker Trail Courtesy photo T he Heartland Cultural A lliance will be presenting a benefit exhibit of the photographic art of Bill Dailey. POLICEBLOTTER More police blotter online at www.newssun.com Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010Page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS T own of Lake Placid Mayor John Holbrook cruises down Interlake Blvd. waving to the crowd. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS T he Lake Placid High School ARMY JROTC. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Lake Placid Christmas parade Grand Marshal Ray Royce waves to the crowd Saturday evening. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Ridge Area ARC supporters and clients make their way down the parade route Saturday evening in Lake Placid. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Demetria Walker, 4, (from left) Demetrius Walker Jr., 3, and Yamahri Pope, 2, enjoy ice cream cone cupcakes before the parade. Lake Placid Christmas parade News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department trucks makes their way down Interlake Blvd. Saturday evening during the Lake Placid Christmas parade.

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Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010www.newssun.com Photos courtesy of Getty ImagesFAMILYFEATURES If your holiday gifts arent already under the tree or in the mail, youre not alone. One-fifth of the people polled in a recent Bing.com survey expect to last-minute shop this holiday season. Here are some great tips from Bing to help you avoid the stress last-minute shopping can bring. Last-Minute Shopping Tips to Delight Your Loved Ones S implify Online ShoppingRead reviews. Look for product reviews, especially when shopping for electronics and home appliances. You dont want to spend good money for a product that doesnt perform well or breaks down after just a few uses.Compare prices. Going online makes getting the best deal a snap. But dont forget to factor in additional costs such as shipping and taxes. They can add up and turn a great bargain into a bust.Go easy on the eyes. The Visual Search gallery at Bing lets you see beautiful pictures of what youre looking for which helps you make confident decisions and shop faster.Get guidance. Not sure what to get? Online gift guides are a great way to see a quick round-up of different categories so you can find just the right gift for each person on your list. Last-Minute TreasuresWhether its to save money or because they ran out of time, almost half of the women polled in the Bing Shopping survey admitted to having re gifted at least once in the past couple of years. It helps to be prepared with a few extra gifts, so youre not surprised at the last minute, leaving you rummaging through your closets for a reciprocal gift. To avoid becoming a re-gifter this year, take a look at these last-minute gift ideas from Bing Shopping:Wine Gift Baskets. Beautiful and delicious, a wine gift basket will please the foodie on your list. Search by price, user ratings or expert ratings to find the perfect match.Birthstone Jewelry. From pendants and charms to earrings and neck laces, you can find beautiful and affordable jewelry that celebrates your loved ones birthday.Spa Sets. Treat someone to a day at the spa without ever leaving home. Soothing or invigorating, fun or romantic, there are plenty of ways to help pamper a friend or someone in the family. People also re-gift because they received something they didnt actually like. This year, make sure your family knows just what you want us e the Bing Shopping List feature to select an item on Bing Shopping, add it to your list, and share it via Facebook. Youll never have to regift again.Best Holiday Gift Bets from Brooke BurkeBrooke Burke, co-host of Dancing with the Stars and mom of four, offers a helpful gift guide at bingholiday.com, sharing these ideas for your loved ones.ForMom: The holidays can be stressful, especially for busy mothers. Brooke suggests pampering Mom with home spa products or gifts from the heart, like beautifully framed family photos or handmade artwork. Her favorite spa product is Bliss Body Butter, which comes in both scented and unscented varieties. ForDad: If Dad is a gadget lover, a new Windows Phone 7 like a Samsung Focus or HTC HD7 would thrill him this season. The latest smartphones make it easy to navigate the Web, enjoy entertainment, social network and use a wide variety of apps all from one phone.ForKids: For kids ages two through eight, Brooke is a fan of recordable story books. These books take story time to a whole new level by letting you read and record the tale right into the book itself. Your children will hear you read their favorite stories at any time or place. And they make a great keepsake. For kids of all ages, Brooke suggests personalized charm bracelets for girls or ID bracelets for boys. Shes also a fan of the Sing-a-ma-jigs, one of the holiday seasons hottest toys that jitter, jabber and chatter as your child interacts with them. Get more great toy deals at www.bing.com/shopping.

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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, the style of which is: SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, as Successor By Merger To Big Lake National Bank, Plaintiff, vs. EDUARDO J. PEREZ, MARITZA VIDAL PEREZ a/k/a MARITZA V. PEREZ, husband and wife, FINANCIAL SERVICES SUPPORT GROUP, IN., and TRANSATLANTIC BANK, a Florida Banking Corporation, Defendants. and the docket number of which is: GCS-10-634, Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 4th day of January, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Highlands County Courthouse located at 590 South Commerce Avenue, in the City of Sebring, Florida, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC-10-350 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCIA TERESA LOCKLAR, SECURITY PACIFIC FINANCE CREDIT CORP., BANK ONE DAYTON, N.A.; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY; 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, JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCI A TERESA LOCKLAR, dated the 1st day of December, 2010, in Case No. 10-350-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 JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCI A TERESA LOCKLAR 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, JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCI A TERESA LOCKLAR, and described as follows: Lot 19, in Block 2, of SMOAK BROTHERS ADDITION, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 25, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 176 McCoy Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Real Property Tax identification number is: C-06-37-30-110-0020-0190. 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 15, 22, 2010 Internal Revenue Service Public AuctionUnder the authority in Internal Revenue Code section 6331, the property described below has been seized for nonpayment of internal revenue taxes due from Jesse & Sonia Baldwin. The property will be sold at public auction as provided by Internal Revenue Code section6335 and related regulations.Date of Sale: January 4th, 2010Time of Sale: 10:00 am Registration 09:30 Location of Sale: 1450 US 27 Lake Placid, FL 33862Only the right, title, and interest of Jesse & Sonia Baldwin in and to the property will be offered for sale. If requested, the Internal Revenue Service will furnish information about possible encumbrances, which may be useful in determining the value of the interest being sold.Description of Property: The property is a .75 acre lot with large metal building in an incorporated commercial area. Real Property is legally described on attachment; Highlands County Florida Parcel ID # C-08-37-30-A00-0270-0000Payment Terms: 20% of the successful bid within one hour of sale and the remaining funds will be due on or before January 24th 2011 03:00 PM. All payments must be by cash, certified check, cashiers or treasurers check or by a United States postal, bank, express, or telegraph money order. Make check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. For more information, please contact Sharon W. Sullivan Internal Revenue Service 7850 SW 6th CT MS 5780 Plantation, FL 33324 or Sharon.W.Sullivan@irs.gov or visit our website HYPERLINK "http://www.irsauctions.gov" www.irsauctions.gov December 15, 17, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-785-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GLORIA BATALLA; SEBRING HILLS 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 Defendant, GLORIA BATALLA, dated the 1st day of December, 2010, in Case No. 10-785-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 GLORIA BATALLA is the Defendant, 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 Defendant, GLORIA BATALLA, and described as follows: Lot 3, Block 4, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 346 Tern Avenue, Sebring, FL 33872 Real Property Tax identification number is: C-35-34-28-010-0040-0030. DATED on December 3, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak 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 15, 22, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 08-00314 DIVISION: ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. ANDRES LEON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 1, 2010, and entered in Case No. 08-00314 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which OneWest Bank, FSB, is the Plaintiff and Andres Leon, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth ins said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 15, IN BLOCK 144, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION ELEVEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 314 ENOS AVE., 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 15, 22, 2010 said South line, a distance of 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 143,879 square feet or 3.30 acres, more or less. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 or Telephone (941)471-5313 not later than five business days prior to such proceeding. Dated this 3rd day of December, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 15. 22, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 08001323GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 29th day of November, 2010, and entered in Case No. 08001323GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A EXHIBIT ``A'' A portion of Tract ``A'', SOMERVALE DOWNS, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 35, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Tract ``A''; thence South 00 degrees 28' 40'' East, along the East line of said Tract ``A'', a distance of 1,659.90 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 00 degrees 28'40'' East along the East line of said Tract ``A'', a distance of 441.98 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, a distance of 985.83 feet; thence North 00 degrees 24'41'' West, a distance of 441.98 feet; thence North 89 degrees 48' 25'' East, a distance of 985.32 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 435,600 square feet or 10.00 acres, more or less. Subject to and together with a 50 foot nonexclusive ingress and egress easement described as follows: A portion of Tract ``A'', SOMERVALE DOWNS, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 35, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Tract ``A''; thence North 89 degrees 48' 25'' East along the North right of way line of West Josephine Road and the South line of Section 35, Township 35 South, Range 28 East, a distance of 961.34 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence North 00 degrees 24' 41'' West, a distance of 1,743.38 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, a distance of 542.16 feet; thence North 00 degrees 22' 41'' West, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 48' 25'' East, a distance of 1,134.26 feet; thence South 00 degrees 26' 40'' East, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, a distance of 542.16 feet; thence South 00 degrees 24' 41'' East, a distance of 1,743.38 feet to a point lying on the North right of way line of said West Josephine Road and the South line of said Section 35, Township 35 South, Range 28 East; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, along IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-10-1412 DEBORAH FARACE GARCIA, Petitioner, and, JOSE M. GARCIA CUEVAS, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jose M. Garcia Cuevas YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Deborah Farace Garcia, petitioner, 13895 Hwy 27 North, Lake Wales, Florida 33895, on or before January 19, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED: December 14, 2010. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Kathy Whitlock As Deputy Clerk December 15, 22, 29; January 5, 2011 The date of first publication of this Notice is December 8, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Karen Sue Eckelbarger 2470 N. Main, Box 22 Craigville, IN 46731 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 December 8, 15, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-368 IN RE: ESTATE OF LAWRENCE EDWARD NELSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LAWRENCE EDWARD NELSON, deceased, whose date of death was August 26, 2010, and whose social security number is 301-12-4623, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other 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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-480 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT W. MacEWEN 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 Robert W. MacEwen, deceased, File Number PC 10-480, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was July 29th, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $66,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name and Address Elizabeth M. Brannigan 6 Fogg Road Buxton, ME 04093 David W. MacEwen 194 Warren Road Townsend, MA 01469 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. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is DECEMBER 15, 2010. Person Giving Notice: Elizabeth M. Brannigan 6 Fogg Road Buxton, ME 04093 David W. MacEwen 194 Warren Road Townsend, MA 01469 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Person Giving Notice 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com December 15, 22, 2010 ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED on December 2, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court, HIGHLANDS County 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870-3701 /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE A.D.A. ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE CLERK OF THE COURT NOT LATER THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT *IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, VOICE 1-800-955-8770. THIS IS NOT A COURT INFORMATION LINE. December 8, 15, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-001120 DIVISION: UNC: 282010CA001120XXCICI WALTER MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC AND MID-STATE TRUST VI, A TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS SOUTH, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO THE FOLLOWING DEFENDANT(S): JANET SOUTH 251 BALTIMORE WAY NE LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 JANET SOUTH 1607 MEADOWBROOK ST. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: LOT 37 & 38 IN BLOCK 21 SECTION 2 PLACID LAKES, PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 21 AS PER OR BOOK 496 PAGE 639 PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the attorney for the Plaintiff: VESCHIO LAW GROUP, LLC 2001 W. KENNEDY BLVD. Tampa, FL 33606 on or before January 14, 2011, or within 30 days of the first publication of this notice of action, and file the Original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immediIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-888-GCS SAMUEL SHASHY, Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS E. CAINAS a/k/a CARLOS CAINAS, a single man, and ALL PARTIES CLAIMING BY OR THROUGH SAID DEFENDANTS. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To: CARLOS E. CAINAS a/k/a CARLOS CAINAS ADDRESSES UNKNOWN AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for foreclosure and for damages on the property located in Highlands County, Florida and described as follows: Lot 15, Block 76, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, SECTION 8, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 68, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida vacant land. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on R. William Futch of R. William Futch, P.A., Plaintiffs' attorneys, whose address is 610 S.E. 17th Street, Ocala, Florida 34471, on or before January 12, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance, please contact ADA Coordinator, Highlands County Courthouse, 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)402-6565 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800)955-8771 and if you are voice impaired, call (800)955-8770. December 8, 15, 2010 rate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 10, in Block 66, TOWN OF AVON PARK, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of DeSoto County, of which Highlands County was formerly a part, lying in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1215 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.TINA CHAMBERLAND, a/k/a TINA CHAMBERLAND and PETER CLAUS JUISTEN, her husband, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Tina M.Chamberland a/k/a Tina Chamberland and Peter Claus Juisten Resident & Address Unknown Last Known Address 15 N. Prospect Ave. Avon Park, FL 33825 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corpoIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1080 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.A MY BROWN, a/k/a Amy A. Brown, FRANKLYN BROWN, CAPITAL ONE BANK and CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: AMY BROWN 1072 Upper Paradise Hamilton, Ontario L9V2B6 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 22, MORNING SUN MANOR, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 46, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals 1000 Announcements HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER THE NEWS-SUN

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AUCTIONTues & Fri 6:30 P.M.Preview: 4-6:30 P.M. 863-633-8393 4490 US 27, S., SEBRING, FL 33870Household Items Tools Appliances & MUCH MUCH MORE!50/50 Drawing & Give Aways Every AuctionEstates Bought & Sold LEGREES863-215-3754Edward LeGreeMOBILE CARWASH & DETAILING 863-465-7491TREE SERVICE,INC.Joe Johnsons TRIMMING REMOVAL SOD INSTALLATION STUMP GRINDING LOT CLEARING PRESSURE CLEANING Top Quality Service From People Who Care!Peoples Choice Award Free Estimates Licensed & Insured SUE IS BACKSue Leninsky from Titusville, Pa. with 42 years experience is working Mon. 8-4 Sat. 8-noon at SALONTAZMANIA1505 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park 863-452-2396 JUDISPLACEOFHAIR& NAILS271 US 27 North, Sebring Wed. Fri. 8-4 863-382-9911 Call for an appointment with Sue Advertise Your Business Here!Call 385-6155 We are looking for a high-energy, highly motivated individual ready to work in a fast paced environment. 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EOE HELP WANTED Highlands County Board of County Commissioners For application, minimum qualifications and a full job description visit us on our website at www .hcbcc.net You must complete our electronic job application or submit a completed paper application in order to be considered for employment with Highlands County BCC.The following position closes on 12/15/2010 Library Assistant I 423 PG 8 $9.57/hour $15.39/hour.EOE/Vet Pref/Drug Free Workplace With construction nearing completion, Good shepherd Hospice is excited to announce that the NEW Somers Hospice House and Resource Center is almost ready to open in Sebring, FL.This state-of-the-art, multi-use facility provides acute, inpatient care for hospice patients and serves as a home base for care teams that work within our community.To ensure comfort and safety of our patients, their families and team members, we are seeking an experienced MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST This position will oversee and maintain the building and perform repairs as directed by Division Manager and will require certification in refrigerant gases including Puron, Freon 12, 22, and 1034A. HVAC experience, electrical circuitry and knowledge of state and local building codes are required. To learn more about this opportunity,and to apply,please visit us online at: www.goodshepherdhospice.org, eoe. With construction nearing completion, Good shepherd Hospice is excited to announce that the NEW Somers Hospice House and Resource Center is almost ready to open in Sebring, FL.This state-of-the-art, multi-use facility provides acute, inpatient care for hospice patients and serves as a home base for care teams that work within our community.To ensure comfortable, clean environment for our patients, their families and team members, we are seeking experienced Cooks and Housekeepers to join our teams. COOKS Must be Serve Safe Certified or willing to become certified with 90 days of hired date. Responsible for sanitation of kitchen, labels, dates, rotating grocery and food products, food prep and freezer pulls in advance. HOUSEKEEPERS Prior related experience in hospital, hospice house, or nursing home required. To learn more about these positions, or to apply, visit us online at www.goodshepherdhospice.org. eoe BICYCLE -Mechanic & Sales. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE. Apply in person BIKE SHOP, 213 US 27 S, Sebring. 2100Help Wanted 2100Help WantedSMALL CPAFirm is seeking to fill an immediate position for a self-motivated IRS enrolled agent with at least 10 years of EA experience in tax practice. Practical experience must be on income tax planning and preparation of all Federal income tax returns (individuals, business, non for profits, and gift and estates); common state income taxation; and payroll taxes. Advanced practical experience required in QuickBooks, Excel, Word, and tax preparation software. Advanced knowledge required in tax accounting, payroll processing and compilation of financial report to AICPA standards. Candidate should have the highest ethical standards; background check and drug/alcohol test is required. Technical supervision of firm staff and extensive client contact are an integral part of this j ob. Local travel to client locations is routine, but not extensive. Compensation based on productivity. Provide resume with work experience and references by fax 863-314-9906 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-001011-GC-S WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF ELIZABETH GLENN, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMA NTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST ELIZABETH GLENN, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED; PERNELL GOODMAN; LINDSEY LAVONNE GLENN; BOBBIE JEAN JONES; ISABELL GLENN WILLIAMS; DERICK LARON MCRAE; DARIUS GLENN, A MINOR; ELSIE GLENN, A MINOR; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the herein named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses,or other claimants; TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2, the parties intended to account for the person or persons in possession; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; CLERK OF COURTS, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 2, 2010, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: LOT 1 AND 9, BLOCK 2, LUCAS LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1529 LUCAS DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 11:00 o'clock a.m., on December 30. 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 3rd day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 15, 22, 2010 cash, the following described property situated in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOTS 19, 20 AND 21, BLOCK 4, LAKE GROVE'S CO'S ADDITION TO LAKE STEARNS, FLA., ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY 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. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 9th day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK December 15, 22, 2010 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop!

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, December 15, 2010Page 11 A The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1 year sales experience, marketing or customer service experience and possess the ability to make cold calls. Candidates must have excellent communication and speaking skills, be computer proficient, able to type 40 wpm. Candidates must also possess excellent sales skills. PART-TIME SALES POSITIONDRUG TEST AND BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED. STOP BY THE NEWS SUN AT 2227 US HWY 27 S SEBRING, FLORIDA AND FILL OUT AN APPLICATION Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you! FOR SALE BY OWNER: 815 ASTON MARTIN DR.Beautifully landscaped 3/2/2 single family home built in 2006. House is freshly painted inside and out, hardwood floors and tile throughout and Key West blinds on all windows. Too many extras to list. Price reduced to $162,000 OBO.Interested please call John at 863-381-9273. VENTO SCOOTER125 cc, 1,146 miles, good condition. New Battery. $1250. 863-382-8647 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation2007 POLARISPredator 50, four wheeler, automatic, low hours and in great condition. $850. Please call 863-441-1639 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 Recreation YORKIE PUPPIES1 male, 1 female. AKC Reg., 8 wks old. Health certs w/1st shots, tails docked & dew claws removed. Parents on premises. $700. 863-452-5960 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 & Supplies SEBRING -Multi Family Sale 2732 Blue Bonnet Dr. Sat Dec 18th 8am-1pm. Lots of children & baby clothes, M&M collect., plus size clothing, Sm. appli. SEBRING -4401 Maderia Ave. Thur-Fri-Sat, Dec 16-17-18, 8am-3pm. Furniture, household items. Lots Of Miscellaneous. SEBRING -3-FAMILY SALE! 314 Robin Ave., Thurs-Fri-Sat, Dec 16, 17, 18, 8am-3pm. LAKE PLACIDLarge Multi Family Sale 3041 Lake June Blvd., Sat. Dec. 18th, 9am-? Tools, games, clothes, ETC. 7320Garage &Yard Sales LAKE PLACID148 Jade Way Fri-Sat, Dec 17th-18th 8am-3pm. Mower, blower, tools, dresser, clothes, sewing machine, miscellaneous items. 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 7320Garage &Yard Sales TV 13"Color, cable ready. $15 863-471-0098 TV ANTENNAOutdoor, w/ remote, and Amp $35 863-382-7959 TIRE &WHEEL, large, LT 265/70 R17. $65. 863-699-1119. 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 PLOW ANCHOR,25 pound $75. 863-699-1119 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 DRY SINKsmall maple hutch like 41"H x 30"W x 19"D. $50 863-402-2285 DOLL -Beautiful Victorian, 4 feet tall. $100 863-655-1762 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 COIN COLLECTION(American Map). $75 863-655-1762 CHAIR -LAZY Boy, blue, excellent condition $95. 863-382-6006 BOOKS -Louis L'Amourbox full $45 863-385-1563 BISSELL VACUUMupright, excellent condition, some attachments $20 863-402-2285 BASKETBALL HOOP,portable on wheels, excellent condition. $50 863-465-2830 ANTENNA TOWER& base, 3-10' sections & 1-9' top. $100 863-273-0811 AIR COMPRESSORCampbell Hausfield, cordless. $13 863-382-6006 7310Bargain BuysGENERATOR -Craftsman 10 HP, 5600 watts. NEW! $395 989-915-1949 7300MiscellaneousNEW FURNITURECLOSE OUT Everything must Go!... BR, Sofa, Recliners, Misc. sofagalleryflorida.com Call 863-471-3315 for Appt. 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 HousesSEASONAL /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. 6250Furnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, Excl. furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, seasonal or monthly rental. No Smoking or dogs. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING, 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. 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING -CUTE 2BR, 1BA, new tile floors & insulation. Kids and most pets ok. 4911 Manatee. $490/mo. + $300 security deposit to move in. 863-446-7274 or 863-471-0840 SEBRING -3008 Spinks Rd., 2BR, 1BA, W/D hookup, new appliances, ceramic tile throughout. No Pets. Close to HRMC & Sebring High School. Avail. Immediately $500/mo. 863-273-1756. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsLAKE 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 SEBRING -3BR, 2BA home for sale. 1902 Orange Blossom Dr. Financing available for qualified buyers. Please call 877-330-8727 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 Estate A NTIQUE &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. 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. COOKS &DISHWASHERS wanted at Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in person, Mon. thru Sat. 9am-5pm. Call 863-655-6215 for directions only! HAIR STYLISTS/ NAIL TECHS / MASSAGE THERAPISTS needed for new Salon by Southgate. Be your own boss! Booths & private rooms to rent. 2100Help Wanted LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.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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Page 12ANews-SunWednesday, December 15, 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

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By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunSEBRING Sebring f reshman forward Jordan H inkle scored four goals in a n 8-0 mercy-ruled, non-dist rict girls soccer victory over A von Park at Firemens F ield Monday but, fittingly, t hree of her teammates conn ected on the final goal in a c omplete-team effort. The young, unseasoned R ed Devils were outdist anced and outmuscled by an i mproving Sebring team that immediately zeroed in on the Red Devil goal and remained nearby for much of the match. Hinkle lined a corner k ick into perfect position for M ekenzie Hargaden to d eflect into the goal from t wo feet out for a 1-0 lead in t he first minute of play. Avon Park goalkeeper R osa Cuellar made half a d ozen solid saves before H inkle found the back of the n et a few minutes later then a dded her second goal at the 1 0-minute mark for a 3-0 l ead. Jordan was good in the Y MCAs soccer league but s he started playing volleyb all and hasnt played soccer i n about three years, said Sebring coach Paul Brown. She came back this year and Im really pleased with her. Cuellar continued to handle Blue Streak shots, including a rocket from sophomore Destiny McCartney and a close-in blast from Hargaden, before the Red Devil offense moved the ball into Sebring territory. Junior goalkeeper Meghan Williams, who earned the shutout win, stopped an Avon Park shot, then traded stops with Cuellar before play settled in front of the Red Devil goal again. Sebrings Jennifer Cochran nearly took advantage of a rare Cuellar bobble when she kicked the ball out of the keepers hands in midair, just missing the mark. Cuellar made up for her mistake when Hargaden, looking for a pass, outran two defenders and cut toward the goal from the left side of the pitch. Just as Hargadens foot connected with the pass, Cuellar left the goal and dove on top of the ball, ending the opportunity. Sebring junior Justus Martin and Avon Park junior Lindsey McLeod stopped play six minutes before halftime after knocking heads in a midfield collision. McLeod stayed down for several minutes and did not return to the game, although she was able to walk off the field under her own steam. Avon Park sophomore Josianne Fils made a nice pass to teammate Noemi Secundino, but Williams made the save, and the first half came to a close with Sebring ahead 3-0. The Blue Streaks picked up the level of play in the second half and overwhelmed the Red Devils. Sebring junior Jayme Faircloth scored at the 43minute mark, McCartney connected with a goal a couple of minutes later and Hinkle scored her third goal for a hat trick at the 46minute mark, giving Sebring a 6-0 lead. The girls had a little chat at halftime amongst themselves and decided to step it up, Brown said. I just said, Special to the News-SunLEESBURG Saturdays S outh East Division showd own between the Heartland P rowl and the Florida T hundercats was a predator m eets prey affair with the P rowlcruising toa 133-112 v ictory. The game began with the t wo teams trading baskets in t he first quarter before Prowl f orward Derell Henderson c onnected for two of his team h igh 27 points foll owed by a 3-pointer f rom Prowl guard T heo Jones that h elped the Prowl e stablish a small lead t hat they would hold o nto for the remainder o f the contest. Defense was the name of t he game in the second quart er as the Prowl forced the T hundercats to 8 turnovers in t he quarter. The Prowl used the m omentum to build a 21 p oint lead going into the h alf. The Prowl were paced in t he second quarter by the hot h and and dominate low post p lay of 6-foot-10 center Lex James who finished the game with a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds. The second half started with the Prowl keeping the Thundercats at bay dispite hot shooting from Thundercats guard Andre Witherspoon who finished with a game-high 34 points. The balanced scoring attack and spurts of defensive dominance proved to be to much for the Thundercats as the Prowl cruised to the 133 112 victory. The Prowl finished with six players scoring in double figures, including 18 points off the bench for guard Dwayne Jackson. I am pleased with the victory tonight.We played the way I know we can play and its just a matter of consistently bringing that same intensity level on both ends and theres no doubt we are going to be a tough team to beat in March stated Prowlhead coach Frank Hilton. The Prowl were led by Hendersons 27 points with Jones adding 23, Jackson 18 and James 17. Tyrell Harper and Antwan Harris added 15 each. JB Smiley added a season and career high 10 assist and 11 rebounds. With the win the Prowl move to 2-0 and tied for first place in the Southeast Division with the Jacksonville Giants who they visit on New Years Day inJacksonville. The win should also improvetheir position in the leaguesPower Rankings, where last week theyheld the #20 spot. The Prowl will be back at home on Wednesday, Jan. 5, as they host the Power of Atlanta.Game time is 7 p.m. For more information on the Heartland Prowl visit www.heartlandprowl.com or www.abalive.com. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, December 15, 2010NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B Prowl133TCats112 Prowl dominates Thundercats We played the way I know we can play.FRANKHILTON Prowl head coach News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Tyrell Harper, going up for a throwdown in the Prowls season-opening win, added 15 points in Saturdays win in Leesburg. Sebring7Avon Park0 By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressCORALGABLES To b egin writing a new chapter a t Miami, Al Golden first w rote a book. Its about 300 pages, spir al-bound, even had a c atchy title. Deserve Victory, he c alled it, with one word w ritten in green, the other in o range. Miami colors. The book had about two d ozen tabs, all with Miamis d istinctive U logo, and to G olden, it both summarized w here hes been in football and where he wants to t ake the Hurricanes. Athletic director Kirby H ocutt took notice. Showing that much attention to detail was just one reason why Miami wanted Golden. I think I had three things Goldens Miami beginning: Meetings and recruiting See GOLDEN, p a g e 4B MCTphoto New University of Miami football coach Al Golden practices the U with Sebastian at a press conference in Coral Gables, Florida, Monday, December 13, 2010. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Marcelo Gori set up both Sebring goals Monday night, garnering two assists in the 2-0 win at Lake Wales. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAn icy wind whipped across Lake Wales Monday night, but it was the Blue Streaks that put the Highlanders in the deep freeze, overcoming the arctic conditions to come away with a 2-0 win. I could see the effects of cold feet on the ball handling, head coach Keith Bowyer said. We did bobble on passes that would normally be easy to handle. It was cold and there was a fairly brutal wind, but the team played really well in spite of it. The shots on goal for the night were just about even, with Lake Wales holding a 98 advantage, Sebring goalkeeper Cody Ouverson was Streaks ice over Lake Wales See SEBRING, p a g e 4B By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. Associated PressFLORHAM PARK, N.J. Turns out this was one cost ly trip for Sal Alosi. The New York Jets assi stant coach who tripped a Miami Dolphins player du ring a game was suspended b y the team Monday night wit hout pay for the rest of the se ason, including the playoff s, and fined an addition al $25,000. Alosi, the strength an d conditioning coach, beg an serving his suspension imm ediately and will have n o access to the teams practi ce facility. I accept responsibility f or my actions and respect t he teams decision, Alosi sa id in a statement. General manager Mi ke Tannenbaum said Alosi w ill also not be allowed to inte ract with any players or coaches as it pertains to h is job function. He added that the tea m spoke with the NFLabout t he incident throughout the da y, and the league will issue n o further discipline. Hopefully were going to learn from what happen ed yesterday and take fu ll responsibility for it , Tannenbaum said. We re really disappointed with Sa l, with what happened, an d were going to hold hi m accountable for his actions. Alosi stuck out his le ft knee on the sideline an d tripped Dolphins cornerba ck Nolan Carroll, who was co vering a punt in the third qua rter of Miamis 10-6 w in Sunday. I let everybody down ye sterday with my actions, sa id Alosi, fighting back tea rs during a news conferen ce earlier Monday. My actio ns were inexcusable and irr esponsible. Carroll, a rookie, fell to t he turf and lay there for sever al minutes before walking off Thats a thing that has n o business in this league , coach Rex Ryan said, or anywhere else. Alosi said he apologiz ed by phone to both Carroll an d Dolphins coach Ton y Sparano on Sunday, an d spoke to Ryan, Tannenbau m and Jets owner Wood y Johnson about the situation Ryan issued a public apo logy to Carroll and t he Dolphins at his news confe rence. I was stunned that som ething like this actually too k place, Ryan said. Ryan added that he admired the fact Alosi nev er Jets assistant suspended See TRIP, page 4B Blue Streaks put improved Devils in deep chill News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jordan Hinkle booted home four goals in Sebrings Monday win. See LADY, page 4B

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Sebring ShuffleboardSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club will be holding a County Shuffleboard tournament Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 9 a.m. For the $5 entry fee, contestants play six games with a payout for the winners. Bring your own lunch. Anyone living in Highlands County or a member of a club within Highlands County is eligible to play. Avery enjoyable and fun day! For more information, contact the Sebring Recreation Club at 385-2966.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.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 x-New England1120.846415276 N.Y. Jets940.692273242 Miami760.538225244 Buffalo3100.231256339 South WLTPctPFPA Jacksonville850.615295331 Indianapolis760.538347318 Houston580.385316355 Tennessee580.385291265 North WLTPctPFPA Pittsburgh1030.769290198 Baltimore940.692294229 Cleveland580.385235252 Cincinnati2110.154262345 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City850.615295268 San Diego760.538354253 Oakland670.462314307 Denver3100.231269376NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants940.692329250 Philadelphia940.692374308 Washington580.385238310 Dallas490.308321366 South WLTPctPFPA Atlanta1120.846335243 New Orleans1030.769330240 Tampa Bay850.615260267 Carolina1120.077164338 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago940.692253228 Green Bay850.615306189 Minnesota580.385230274 Detroit3100.231285309 West WLTPctPFPA Seattle670.462261329 St. Louis670.462245268 San Francisco580.385243280 Arizona490.308243351 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Thursdays Game Indianapolis 30, Tennessee 28 Sundays Games Tampa Bay 17, Washington 16 Buffalo 13, Cleveland 6 Detroit 7, Green Bay 3 Jacksonville 38, Oakland 31 Pittsburgh 23, Cincinnati 7 Atlanta 31, Carolina 10 N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, ppd. San Francisco 40, Seattle 21 New Orleans 31, St. Louis 13 San Diego 31, Kansas City 0 Arizona 43, Denver 13 New England 36, Chicago 7 Miami 10, N.Y. Jets 6 Philadelphia 30, Dallas 27 Mondays Games N.Y. Giants 21, Minnesota 3 Baltimore 34, Houston 28, OT Thursdays Game San Francisco at San Diego, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 Kansas City at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 1 p.m. Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Arizona at Carolina, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at New England, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20 Chicago at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston194.826 New York169.6404 Toronto915.3751012Philadelphia815.34811 New Jersey618.2501312Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami188.692 Orlando168.6671 Atlanta169.640112Charlotte815.348812Washington616.27310 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago158.652 Indiana1112.4784 Milwaukee1013.4355 Cleveland717.292812Detroit 718.2809WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio203.870 Dallas195.792112New Orleans1410.583612Memphis1114.44010 Houston914.39111 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah188.692 Oklahoma City178.68012Denver 149.609212Portland1213.480512Minnesota618.25011 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers177.708 Phoenix1112.478512Golden State816.3339 Sacramento516.2381012L.A. Clippers520.2001212___ Sundays Games New York 129, Denver 125 Philadelphia 88, New Orleans 70 L.A. Lakers 99, New Jersey 92 San Antonio 95, Portland 78 Oklahoma City 106, Cleveland 77 Orlando 94, L.A. Clippers 85 Mondays Games Miami 96, New Orleans 84 Chicago 92, Indiana 73 Memphis 86, Portland 73 Milwaukee 103, Dallas 99 Utah 108, Golden State 95 Tuesdays Games Toronto at Charlotte, late Philadelphia at New Jersey, late L.A. Lakers at Washington, late Atlanta at Detroit, late Sacramento at Houston, late Orlando at Denver, late Minnesota at Golden State, late Wednesdays Games L.A. Lakers at Indiana, 7 p.m. Boston at New York, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Memphis, 8 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 9:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh21824410171 Philadelphia19754310576 N.Y. Rangers18131379683 New Jersey8192185388 N.Y. Islanders5185155998 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal18102387861 Boston1684368156 Ottawa13163297196 Buffalo12144287884 Toronto11144266586 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington18113399892 Atlanta17113379991 Tampa Bay161043694106 Carolina12124287887 Florida13150267172WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit1973419678 Nashville1586367670 Chicago161333510196 Columbus16112347679 St. Louis1495337275 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver1684369174 Colorado161043610895 Minnesota13124307186 Calgary13153298491 Edmonton111352777101 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas18102388682 Anaheim16134368798 Los Angeles17101357865 San Jose15105359087 Phoenix1486348177 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sundays Games N.Y. Rangers 7, Washington 0 Vancouver 2, Edmonton 1 Anaheim 6, Minnesota 2 Mondays Games Dallas 3, San Jose 2, SO Los Angeles 5, Detroit 0 Atlanta 4, Ottawa 3, OT Nashville 5, N.Y. Islanders 0 Colorado 7, Chicago 5 Calgary 3, Columbus 2, OT Tuesdays Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, late Toronto at Edmonton, late Wednesdays Games Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Phoenix at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Washington, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 8 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Columbus at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Mondays Scores EAST Lehigh 79, St. Francis, PA 61 Seton Hall 78, Longwood 51 York 81, Gwynedd Mercy 64 Youngstown St. 78, Malone Univ. 62 SOUTH Bethune-Cookman 69, Webber Int. 58 Coastal Carolina 78, LSU 69 Florida A&M 69, Allen 36 McNeese St. 84, SW Assmbl of God 66 Mississippi 101, Miss. Valley St. 69 Mississippi St. 67, Nicholls St. 58 Siena 72, Florida Atlantic 69 MIDWEST Faith Baptist 79, Presentation 70 Northwestern 81, Long Island Univ. 65 South Dakota 122, Tabor 71 Wichita St. 71, Alabama A&M 49 Wisconsin 70, Wisc-Green Bay 56 Wis.-Superior 82, Northland 46 FAR WEST New Mexico St. 83, Ark.-Pine Bluff 49 Oregon 74, Jacksonville St. 56 San Diego 82, LaVerne 57 San Diego St. 51, Cal Poly 45 UCLA 74, UC Davis 67BASEBALLCOMMISSIONERS OFFICESuspended Pittsburgh minor league RHP Arquimedes Lorenzo 50 games for his violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLESAgreed to terms with RHP Koji Uehara on a one-year contract. DETROIT TIGERSNamed Chris Cron manager of Erie (EL) and Dave Huppert manager of Lakeland (FSL). OAKLAND ATHLETICSAgreed to terms with RHP Joey Devine and RHP Brandon McCarthy on one-year contracts. SEATTLE MARINERSDesignated C Rob Johnson for assignment. TEXAS RANGERSAgreed to terms with C Matt Treanor on a one-year contract. Announced RHP Ryan Tucker cleared outright waivers and was assigned to Round Rock (PCL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSNamed Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. short-season pitching coordinator; Joel Youngblood outfield and baserunning coordinator; Turner Ward manager and Alan Zinter hitting coach for Mobile (SL); Jason Hardtke manager, Doug Drabek pitching coach and Andy Abad Hitting coache for Visalia (Cal); Bobby Smith hitting coach for Soputh Bend (MWL); Audo Vicente manager, Doug Bochtler pitching coach and Jacob Cruz hitting coach for Yakima (NWL); Andy Green hitting coach Missoula (Pioneer); Kelly Stinnett manager, Abraham Nunez hitting coach and Jeff Bajenaru pitching coach for Dbacks (Arizona). LOS ANGELES DODGERSAgreed to terms with INF Juan Castro, C J.D. Closser and OF Eugenio Velez on minor league contracts. NEW YORK METSNamed Ken Oberkfell bench coach, Mookie Wilson first base coach, Dave Hudgens hitting coach and Jon Debus bullpen coach. Retained third base coach Chip Hale and pitching coach Dan Warthen. SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with RHP Dustin Moseley on a one-year contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVESRecalled G Jonny Flynn from Sioux Falls (NBADL).FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLSuspended N.Y. Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi, without pay, for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, and fined him an additional $25,000. CINCINNATI BENGALSPlaced S Chinedum Ndukwe on injured reserve. SEATTLE SEAHAWKSPlaced WR Deon Butler on injured reserve.HOCKEYNational Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSRecalled F Ryan Potulny from Rockford (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGSActivated D Willie Mitchell from injured reserve. Placed F Brad Richardson on injured reserve. MINNESOTA WILDReassigned C Warren Peters to Houston (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILSSent D Matt Corrente and RW Alexander Vasyunov to Albany (AHL). Recalled D Dan Kelly and D Harry Young from Albany. NEW YORK ISLANDERSRecalled D Dylan Reese and F Rhett Rakhshani from Bridgeport (AHL). PHILADELPHIA FLYERSSuspended F Jody Shelley two games for delivering a hit from behind to Boston D Adam McQuaid during a Dec. 11 game. ST. LOUIS BLUESRecalled F Adam Cracknell, F Chris Porter and F Dave Scatchard from Peoria (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALSAssigned RW Andrew Gordon to Hershey (AHL). LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Okeechobee, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.DeSoto,6 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.DeSoto,7:30 p.m. Sebring 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. FRIDAY: Girls Soccer at Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Dec.21: Girls Basketball vs.Avon Park,12:30/2 p.m. Walker THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,6 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Santa Fe Catholic,6 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.4: Girls Basketball at Sebring JV,6 p.m. THURSDAY,Jan.6: Girls Basketball at Victory Christian,6 p.m.; Boys Basketball at Victory Christian,7:30 p.m. Heartland Christian FRIDAY: 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 THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Tracy McGrady Shootout,Auburndale,TBD; Girls Basketball vs.Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Mulberry,7 p.m.; Giirls Weightlifting at Sebring,5 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Desoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.George Jenkins, 6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Polk County Duals,George Jenkins,10 a.m. N N H H L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010Page 3B If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com The NASCAR Hall of Fame, in Charlotte, N.C., operated at a decit of $409,000 during its rst four months of operation. Estimates made prior to its opening stated a prot of $101 million. Veteran Jimmy Fennig, originally tabbed as an interim crew chief with Matt Kenseth, will continue in that post during the coming season. NASCAR, claiming another fan-friendly change, has revised the required dress code for visitors in the pits at races. Shorts, sleeveless shirts and open-toed shoes are now allowed in the garage and cold pits. Keyed Up Motorsports will enter Scott Riggs in at least the rst ve races of the Cup season. The No. 90 Chevy will get its power from Earnhardt Childress Racing. Goodyear scheduled tire tests this week at the repaved Daytona International Speedway. Only four drivers from the 2010 Chase Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth were scheduled to participate. Among other drivers scheduled to participate, in consultation with major teams, were Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Martin, Jamie McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya, Brad Keselowski, David Ragan, Paul Menard, Bobby Labonte, Reed Sorenson, Regan Smith, Trevor Bayne, Casey Mears, Todd Bodine and Brian Keselowski. Mark your calendars. The NASCAR Hall of Fames second induction ceremonies have been scheduled for Monday, May 23. In 2010, the rst class was inducted on a Sunday. More than a few heads turned when a Pensacola, Fla., teenager, Johanna Long, won the 43rd annual Snowball Derby at that citys Five Flags Speedway. Long became the events second female winner, joining Tammy Jo Kirk. Donnie Wilson nished second, followed by Scott Hantz, Landon Cassill and Dennis Schoenfeld. Among other noteworthy participants were David Stremme, Chase Elliott, Ross Kenseth and David Ragan. Apparently, NASCAR chairman Brian France is going to announce 2011 changes in the Sprint Cup Series point structure on Jan. 21, at Daytona during winter testing. In the nal 10 races of 2010, ve of the 12 drivers who compiled the most points did not qualify for the Chase. The top four were the same drivers who nished at the head of the nal standings, but among those behind Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards were Martin (fth), Joey Logano (sixth), Jamie McMurray (eight), Ryan Newman (10th) and A.J. Allmendinger (12th). Whos hot: Robby Gordon says a new logo will solve the problems with what is almost an in-house sponsor, Speed Energy Drink. ... Surprising no one, Jimmie Johnson accumulated more points, 1,572, in the nal 10 races than any other driver. Whos not: Scott Speed has led suit against Team Red Bull, alleging breach of contract. ... In the 10 Chase races, Tony Stewart scored 361 fewer points than Johnson. R. Gordon SpeedIn addition to more conventional statistical categories such as points, victories, average finish, etc., NASCAR has, since 2005, compiled statistics based on loop data, the term coming from the scoring loops stationed at intervals around each track in the Sprint Cup Series. By these numbers, the season saw 1,299 green-flag passes for the lead and 116,327 green-flag passes overall. A part of loop data is the category driver rating, which is based on a complicated formula. By that measure, the most improved driver of 2010 was the thirdplace finisher in points, Kevin Harvick, whose rating improved from 75.7 in 2009 to 98.0 in 2010. The driver who declined most notably was Mark Martin, who fell from 100.3 to 82.8 in driver rating. Paul Menard, who will join Harvick during the coming season at Richard Childress Racing, improved from 50.6 to 70.9. Juan Pablo Montoya had the most difficulty closing races. In the final 10 percent of races, Montoya had provided a net loss of 116 positions, worst in Cup. The Loopies, as NASCARs public-relations office dubbed its conclusions, revealed some seeming weakness in Jimmie Johnson, who won the championship for the fifth consecutive year. The 2010 Chase was Johnsons worst in several categories. Johnsons driver rating, 108.5 in the Chase, was his worst in his five championship years. He led fewer laps (232) in the Chase, as well. Harvick produced a pass differential (passes minus times passed) of plus-500. He made 3,268 passes and was passed 2,768 times. Not surprisingly, Johnsons overall driver rating, 107.7, was best in the series. Second was Johnsons teammate Jeff Gordon, whose rating was 98.5. Monte Dutton, NASCAR This Week V E R S U SYes, its settled down. The Chase certainly led to Edwards focusing on a possible championship instead of his rival. Neither has expressed much regret for past transgressions. Keselowskis view is basically that he hasnt done anything wrong, and Edwards view is that Keselowski has gotten whats coming to him. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: This feud lacks an important ingredient. At the Sprint Cup level, Keselowski has not yet been competitive enough to make it a major issue. That could change in 2011.CARL EDWARDS VS. BRAD KESELOWSKI Edwards Keselowski By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekThis week the Wood Brothers are testing at Daytona International Speedway with young driver Trevor Bayne behind the wheel of the teams No. 21 Ford. Daytona, the site of NASCARs most famous race, has been repaved. The Wood Brothers, with Glen Wood behind the wheel, were among those who tested at the track for the first time before its opening in 1959. Anything thats brand new is exciting, said co-owner Eddie Wood, and its special for us because our dad drove on the new asphalt in 1959, when the track was built, and here we are all these years later running at Daytona with a 2011 Ford Fusion and the same number, 21. Switching trucks Kevin Harvick Inc. has hired Jeff Hensley as crew chief for four-time Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday. Hensley, 48, joins KHI from Red Horse Racing. For many years, Hensley was a crew chief in what is now the Nationwide Series. He was the crew chief behind Chuck Bowns 1990 Busch Grand National championship. Also-rans For the record, the voting order in the NASCAR Hamburger Helper Most Popular Driver election isnt publicly released. Voting is conducted by fans throughout the year. However, the names of the rest of the top 10 are released in alphabetical order, and, behind Dale Earnhardt Jr., were: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart. Quite the humanitarian Literally. NASCAR honored Tony Stewart with its NMPA Home Depot Humanitarian Award. A $100,000 cash donation will go to the Tony Stewart Foundation, which raises and donates funds to aid critically ill children, drivers injured in motorsports activities, and to support other charitable organizations in the protection of various animal species. Kilowatts Pocono Raceways solar farm, which began producing energy earlier this year, reached the 1,000,000-kilowatt-hour mark in less than four months. According to a release, the farm will generate enough power to provide the electricity needs of the track and more than 1,000 nearby homes. Bayne to make Wood Brothers No. 21 special By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekWhat were the best races of the 2010 season? The relative quality of Sprint Cup races is a difficult issue to define. Some confine their analysis to the actual races in terms of action on the track. Others weigh their considerations on the basis of story lines and dramatic achievements. In any discussion of what constitutes a great race, opinions often vary with each participants definition and opinion. From this perspective, here were the five best: AAA Texas 500, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Nov. 7. Denny Hamlin won dramatically, taking a lead in the Sprint Cup standings he would not be able to hold. Hamlins crew chief, Mike Ford, suggested that his team had psyched out that of rival Jimmie Johnson. Chad Knaus, Johnsons crew chief, fired the pit crew in the middle of the race. Jeff Burton and Jeff Gordon came to blows after a crash that occurred under a yellow flag. The race had more than its allotment of good and bad. Aarons 499, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, April 25. Kevin Harvicks timing was perfect. In fact, it was resemblant of Harvicks predecessor at Richard Childress Racing, the late Dale Earnhardt. Harvicks No. 29 Chevrolet swooped past Jamie McMurrays No. 1 Chevy in the final quarter mile, winning by .011 of a second. Goodys Fast Pain Relief 500, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, March 29. It was Hamlin who pulled off the nearmiracle. On the next-to-last lap of the overtime race, Hamlin passed Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon after Gordon and Kenseth became entangled. Hamlins teammate, Joey Logano, wound up slipping through the melee to finish second. Kobalt Tools 500, Phoenix International Raceway, Nov. 14. It was in the seasons penultimate race that Hamlin saw his championship slip away. His fuel strategy failed, and Hamlin wound up finishing 12th after dominating the race. Carl Edwards ended a winless streak of 70 races and went on to win again the following week in Homestead, Fla. Daytona 500, Daytona (Beach, Fla.) International Speedway, Feb. 14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.s late-race rally in the season opener was similar to Harvicks later at Talladega, with one exception. Earnhardts charge fell short, and McMurray held on to win in his very first drive in Earnhardt Ganassis No. 1 Chevy.The Ones You Couldnt MissRecounting the races that made 2010 entertainingJohn Clark/ NASCAR This WeekJamie McMurrays first drive in an Earnhardt Ganassi car on Feb. 14 turned into a season-opening victory at Daytona in 2010. Stewarts Philanthropy and Johnsons Video GameTony Stewart is turning his his Columbus, Ind. Hidden Hollow Ranch into a 414-acre laboratory for Mississippi State University wildlife biologists for their study of habitat, overpopulation and other deer-related issues. Marrying his interests in wildlife preservation and providing outdoor opportunities for young people, Stewart is locking in his commitment to host children with life-threatening illnesses to outdoor experiences on his property. Stewart said he expects his Tony Stewart Foundation to be a longtime partner with the scientists and the Catch-A-Dream Foundation, which grants hunting and fishing experiences to children who have a life-threatening illness. Catch-A-Dream director Martin Brunson said the foundation has granted wishes to 339 children ages 6 to 18 in 45 states since 2001. Autumn Games has partnered with Isopod Labs to develop Jimmie Johnsons Anything With an Engine, a new racing game that will allow players to compete against over-thetop characters in outlandish vehicles. The game is being geared up for a 2011 release for all three major home consoles. According to a release, Lead-footed drivers will engage in elimination-style circuits across progressively challenging tracks, complete with pyrotechnics-laden theatrical sets strewn with wicked hazards, traps and jumps. SttPhilthd Feb. 19 ............................Daytona Feb. 26 ............................Phoenix March 5 ........................Las Vegas March 19 ............................Bristol March 27 ........................Fontana April 8 ..................................Texas April 16......................... Talladega April 23 ..........................Nashville April 29 ...........................Richmond May 6 ...........................Darlington May 14 ................................Dover May 22 ...................................Iowa May 28 .......................... Charlotte June 4 ............................. Chicago June 18.......................... Michigan June 25 ..................Road America July 1 ................................Daytona July 8 ..............................Kentucky July 17 ...............................Loudon July 23 ...........................Nashville July 30 ..........ORP at Indianapolis Aug. 6 ....................................Iowa Aug. 13 ...................Watkins Glen Aug. 20 ..............................Montreal Aug. 26 ...............................Bristol Sept. 3 ...............................Atlanta Sept. 9 ........................... Richmond Sept. 17 ...........................Chicago Oct. 1 ...................................Dover Oct. 8 ................................Kansas Oct. 14 ...........................Charlotte Nov. 5 ...................................Texas Nov. 12 ............................Phoenix Nov. 19 ......................Homestead 2011 NATIONWIDE SCHEDULE Harvick MontoyaHarvick, Menard among Loopies notables from 2010 Know your NASCAR1. Who was known as the Silver Fox? 2. What was allegedly unique about the Hudson Hornet? 3. Who was NASCARs first Golden Boy? 4. Who was widely known as Pops? 5. Why was a driver known as Little Bud Moore? 6. What was the satirical nickname of DeWayne Lund? 7. What gave Cotton Owens his nickname? 8. What gave Fireball Roberts his nickname? 9. Who was The Intimidator? 10. For many years, Darlington Raceways Labor Day race was the Southern 500. What was the spring race? 11. What was the nickname of Buddy Bakers father? 12. Why was a famous mechanic known as Suitcase Jake Elder?1. David Pearson 2. It was Fabulous. 3. Fred Lorenzen 4. Curtis Turner. 5. Because Big Bud Moore, no relation, was an owner and mechanic. 6. Tiny (he wasnt). 7. His white hair. 8. His fastball. 9. Dale Earnhardt. 10. Rebel 400. 11. Buck. 12. He changed jobs a lot.THE BEST RACES OF 2010

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d enied what he did, and that he stood up and he t ook responsibility. I know Ill get killed for i t, Ryan said. Theres no p lace for it in football, witho ut question, but he made a m istake and he admitted it. Alosi was standing next to s everal inactive players right o n the edge of the sideline as C arroll came zipping by, l eading some to speculate t hat perhaps the incident w as planned. We dont coach that, T annenbaum said, echoing e arlier comments by Ryan a nd Alosi. Alosi was first with the J ets from 2001-05, then w orked for the Falcons for o ne season before he was h ired by then-New York c oach Eric Mangini in 2007 t o be the head strength and c onditioning coach. Now with the Cleveland B rowns, Mangini described A losi as a good person. He made a dumb mist ake, Mangini said. If he c ould take it back, Im sure h e would. Its disappointing i t happened. Im sorry for the whole situation. Alosi will be replaced for the rest of the season by his assistant, Bryan Dermody. Alosi was a linebacker for Hofstra from 1996-2000, and even earned an award for sportsmanship and fair play both on and off the field during his college career. Youre asking me to give you a logical explanation to an illogical act, he said. I cant do that. I cant explain that. Carroll, who returned in the fourth quarter, twice broke his right leg while playing: once ending his senior season in high school and again in his senior season at Maryland. Im extremely thankful that my actions yesterday didnt result in any significant injury to Nolan or any other players, Alosi said. Carrolls mother, Jennifer, is Floridas lieutenant governor-elect. She was disappointed to find out it was a strength and conditioning coach who did it. Heres a person thats on the team that understands the injuries of these players incurred day in and day out just from normal wear and tear, she said. Hes supposed to be healing these players and making them 100 percent to go out and execute and do their jobs. She was also thankful her son escaped serious injury. It could have been a debilitating situation, she said. If it were lower to his knee, he could have busted a knee cap. It could have put him out for the season or even for his career. Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby took a swipe at Ryan after the game when he heard about the incident. Hes just taking after the head coach, man. It all trickles downhill, Dansby said. Thats how I look at it, it trickles downhill. The head coach, he opened a can of worms over there and now hes got to fix it. Its the latest embarrassing incident for the team that starred on HBOs Hard Knocks during the summer. The Jets were investigated by the NFLin September for their treatment of a female television reporter. The league responded to the situation involving Ines Sainz of TVAzteca by developing a workplace conduct program, underwritten by Johnson. Afew weeks later, wide receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested for drunken driving. Star cornerback Darrelle Revis was ticketed for speeding while driving to the teams facility for a meeting before a practice in October. Ryan hopes this latest incident doesnt negatively affect the perception of the team. This is a terrible thing that happened, theres no doubt, he said. We had a DUI, I know we had all that stuff. Id rather not rehash all that, but it would be an unfortunate thing if that were the case. AP Sports Writers Tom Withers in Berea, Ohio, and Steven Wine in Miami, and AP Writer Brendan Farrington in Tallahassee, Fla., contributed to this story. Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010www.newssun.com 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE(863) 382-0500 3201 Golfview Rd. Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 12/31/10 Incl. 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AGE GROUPS MALE (Top Three) (10 & under) Wade Gilbert 24:49, William Edgar 27:15, Bill y Carol 27:28; (11-14) Ben Tubbs 25:15, Matt Burnside 33:24, Joe y Piccione 35:24; (15-19) Greg Lawrence 21:52., Joseph Burnside 26:23, Dalton Kirby 26:58; (25-29) Jose Ruiz 22:27; (30-34) Mike Silver 24:30, Brad Dickerson 25:41, Greg Griffin 28:42; (35-39) Sunil Kumar 22:11, Ed Burnside 22:19, Dr. Chris Forsee 26:17; (4044) Jeff Carlson 26:28, Robert Cannon 28:26; (45-49) Lawrence Luepschen 21:50, David Taylor 31:29, Mike Kirsch 32:35, Don Elwell 45:21; (50-54) Steve Marquart 23:32, Steve Scheck 23:59, Alex Triana 32:33; (55-59) Chuck Best 21:35, Peter Lewia 25:49, Richard Percy 26:07. Top Three Dogs: 1. Jack 2. Tony 3. Tess. PET CONTEST Largest Dog: Shilo Breed: Shilo-Shepard Smallest Dog: Ponch Breed: Chihuahua Cutest Dog: Sonny & Cassidy Breed: Yorkie Twins Most Original Costume: Sunny Breed: Maltese Best Look A Like: Mighty Joe and Breanna Breed: Pomeranian Santa Paws 5K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The second annual South Florida Community College Panther 5K Run/Walk has been planned for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFCC Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and Bill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring the event, and proceeds benefit the colleges intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $25 from Feb. 17 through the day of the race. Students with a current I.D. may register for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-Fit long-sleeve shirt. Sizes cannot be guaranteed for those who enter after Feb. 17. Registration is 7-7:45 a.m on race day in the parking l ot in front of the SFC C University Center. The race begins at 8 a.m Entry forms are availab le online at www.southflorida.edu/pa nther5k. Participants can mail the ir copies and entry fees to t he SFCC Foundation, Inc., 1 3 East Main Street, Avon Par k, FL33825; or fax forms to 863-453-8023 and call 86 3453-3133 with credit ca rd information. For more informatio n about the SFCC Panther 5 K, call the SFCC Foundation at 863-453-3133. The SFCC Foundatio n, Inc. will be closed for wint er break Saturday, Dec. 1 8 through Tuesday, Jan. 4. SFCC Panther 5K registration begins t hat he was looking for, G olden said Monday night a t his introductory news c onference before a room f illed with trustees, alumni, c oaches and current and form er players. I think I was a g ood coach. I had the best p lan for the University of M iami football team. And I w anted to be here. I had all t hree. And Im blessed to be h ere. Awhirlwind week that s tarted in a New York hotel s even days earlier ended w ith Golden speaking in M iami, donning a new H urricanes tie and lapel pin, a nd vowing to restore the H urricanesprogram to g reatness. He and his wife arrived in m id-afternoon, chatted with u niversity president Donna S halala, then Golden met his t eam for the first time. Asked why Miami and w hy now, Golden didnt hesi tate. The most recognizable b rand in college football, Golden said. Again, I go back to the former players that are here, the five national championships, 20 national award winners, countless All-Americans, incredible tradition. Its a dream job. Its a tremendous opportunity for my family and I to build championships here. Golden said those words barely 24 hours after striking a five-year deal with the Hurricanes, who considered a slew of candidates before Hocutt met with the coach who pulled off an almostunthinkable turnaround at Temple, taking the Owls to a bowl game for the first time in three decades last season and getting the team to upgrade its academic and civic profiles as well. Golden said the two words Miami fans love most national championship more than once in his first day on the job. Hocutt hired Golden with the charge of making Miami relevant again nationally, but stressed that this effort, while perhaps not as dire as what Golden faced at Temple, will take some time. Judge this hire next fall. Judge this hire after two football seasons are completed, Hocutt said. Im confident that our fan base, once they meet Al Golden and they get to know him and see his passion and what hes committed to and what he stands for, theyre going to be very pleased. It was critically important for this program to find the right fit. And we found the right fit at the right time. Golden takes over for Randy Shannon, who was fired after a 7-5 regular season the first step backward the Hurricanes took in his four seasons. Shannon went 28-22 at Miami, and Hocutt made what he said was a difficult decision to change coaches based on the body of work, not one loss in particular. Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland remains as the interim head coach, and will continue in that role through Miamis Dec. 31 appearance in the Sun Bowl against Notre Dame. Golden will spend much of this week recruiting, and said hes anxious to see what Miamis players look like on the practice field. Other than that, hell stay away from the process of closing the 2010 season, instead working ahead for 2011. He said telling his Temple players that he was leaving was tough Sunday night, and his Monday chat with his new group of Hurricanes wasnt exactly easy, either. Afew showed up for Goldens news conference; after the meeting many left for some already-scheduled finals. When he first walked in he cracked a couple jokes, a couple icebreakers, quarterback Stephen Morris said. And then we just started talking business. We understand his morals. We understand what hes about and I think thats very important for a first meeting. In other words, Day One went by the book. Golden goes by the book his own Special to the News-Sun SEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAwill hold its first annual New Years Day 5k Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. To register for the 5k run go to the Highlands County Family YMCAto pick up an entry form. YMCAis located on t he corner of Hammock Rd. an d Lakewood. Race day registration star ts at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20. For more information an d any questions please conta ct Jonathan at the YMCA, 86 3382-9622. YMCA New Years Day 5K run/Walk m ore than up to the task, t urning away a Highlander c hances. And on this night, tracki ng the ball flight was often a n adventure. The wind was a factor, B owyer said. It effected b all flight, both in distance a nd sharply magnifying bends. But the Streaks fought through the cold and wind to get on the board in the 22nd minute with Elisha Klatt converting a pass from Marcello Gori into a goal. Gori again dished up an assist, in the 36th minute, to Cody Watson to give Sebring all it would need. We have been working on runs designed to help pull the opposition off balance, Bowyer said. Those tactics started paying off as we are getting better about using our wing players to spread the field. The win moves the Streaks to 6-5 overall and 53 in District 5-5Aplay with Thursdays home match with Ridge being the teams last game before the Christmas Break. Sebring then returns to action Thursday, Jan. 6 at Haines City. The Junior Varsity Blue Streaks also fought through the cold to come up with a 30 win. Continued from 1B Sebring gets back over .500 with win Continued from 1B Trip proves costly for Jets coach Youre not playing too g ood, guys, youve got to s ort it out yourselves.They r esponded well. Avon Park coach Jordan D ancer put senior Victoria G alloway in goal to give his f reshman netminder a rest a fter Sebrings sixth goal. Were going to start calli ng Rosa Stonewall, D ancer said. Shes amazing a s a first-year keeper. Shes i nstinctive and getting to the a reas she needs to be. Shes s tarting to be a leader. Cuellar said she enjoyed t he time in net and didnt m ind fending off Sebrings s hooting spree. Its a lot of fun, she s aid. Its an adrenaline r ush. Im really proud of my t eam and Im happy theyre p utting a lot of effort in. Were improving every game. Brown said steady gusts of brisk, arctic air may have had something to do with his teams slow down in the first half. I dont know if it was the weather or not, he said. Avon Parks goalkeeper played really well. She made some tremendous saves. Their sweeper, Jessica [DeSilva], played well. She cleared a lot of balls. The whole team kept battling. Hinkle blasted her fourth goal past the Red Devil keeper from 10-feet out. Hinkle said it was exciting to score four goals in one game, but added that the win was definitely a united effort. It was a big rush, she said. I feel awesome. It was a team effort, though. In the beginning of the season we didnt even want to be around each other. Now we play together. Galloway made several solid saves, but Sebrings offense continued its relentless attack. Three Blue Streaks senior Courtney Cleghorn, Martin and freshman Marianna Becker simultaneously kicked the ball into the net a few minutes later to trigger the 8-0 mercy rule and end the match. Were coming together, said Sebring sweeper Ashley Longabaugh. At first we were kind of everywhere. Now were closer friends. We listen to each other more. Every game we get better and better. Longabaugh scored the goal to end Sebrings mercyrule victory over Avon Park Dec. 2, an unusual event for the teams last line of defense. I was really excited when I scored, Longabaugh said. Avon Park has improved a lot since then. The first time we played them they played more as individuals. They did a lot better as a team in this game. We came out a little too cocky tonight and it showed by the end of the half. Sebring (5-8-1 overall, 17-1) had another opportunity to judge its progress Tuesday, when the team traveled to Kissimmee to take on Osceola. Avon Park traveled to Frostproof Tuesday. Continued from 1B Lady Streaks heat up in the second half

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010Page 5B STAINMASTERBRAVADO TEXTURE$330sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERIMPECCABLE PLUSH$379sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERWESTMINSTERBERBER$359sq ft installed w/pad POWER ALLEYPLUSH$259sq ft installed w/pad EVANSTONBERBER12x15 Ft$225sq ft installed w/padOUTDOOR CARPET69sq ft TARKETT LAMINATE$199sq ftVisit our 10,000 sq. ft. Showroom Today!NEW FLOORS For the HOLIDAYS!StainmasterCARPETSALE ARE A RUGS TOO! CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 with the help of their Sunday and Monday bingo players collected enough food to give four families a Happy Thanksgiving. The above women delivered to the f amilies: Dena Shaw, Exalted Ruler Heide Stover and Ronna Mason. Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 participated in the Sebring Christmas Parade on Dec. 4. The Elks Drug A wareness mascot Elroy and his helpers handed out drug awareness bags containing coloring books, candy canes, ribbons, pencils and literature to many of the children watching the parade. American Legion Post 69AVON PARK November was a busy month again for the American Legion Post 69. The month started off with a Soup and Salad Day that was made by members and enjoyed by all. AChristmas Bazaar was a smash hit and with a golf outing to follow the next week. Then a day of Giving Back was a dinner at the post for Thanksgiving for those who needed a little company with eight turkeys being served with a full meal. There was a great turnout. The month ended with a early bird dinner and music. The post wrapped up the month with a ride down Main Street on the float for the parade with a salute to our veterans.Placid Masonic Lodge 282LAKE PLACID Placid Lodge 282 F.A.M. elected the following officers for the 2011 year: Norman Bozeman, master; Lee Henderson, senior warden; Andy Capodiferro, junior warden; Mark Hostetler, treasurer; Gary Hopfinger, secretary. The Master elect made the following appointments: Devin Wilson, senior deacon; Walter Courtney, junior deacon; Leon Pollard, senior steward; Lee Andrus, junior steward; Albin Pelski, chaplain; Rusty Eurich, musician; James McQuigg, marshall and James Cobell, tyler. Installation of Officers will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 and is open to the public. Lodge meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. any Mason is welcome to attend. Call Ga ry Hopfinger, secretary, at 840-1670.TOPS FL 487SEBRING The Wednesday morning meeting of TOPS FL487, Sebring had 11 TOPS and nine KOPS giving the pledges. Bette Gillett was Best Loser and the Yes-Yeses are portion control, blueberries water, exercise, food chart, fiber and vegetables. The Mystery Gift was gone on vacation until the Jan. 5 meeting. Marge Kingston opened the Attendance Box and found Christmas-themed kitchen towels, salt and pepper shakers and a spoon holder. There will be a new Attendance Box next week. Nine members won 45 cents each in the 25-cent contest and Shirley Hickling won $1.80 in the 10-cent contest. The Carolyn and Leslie challenge for November winners are: KOPS June Filippini and Lillian Orton; TOPS Bette Gillett and Ginna Meissner. All received prizes from Australia. The program was given by Judy Phillip s from the Choice is Mine workbook: The Power of 3 100 calorie changes in eating habits. The club meets at The Whispering Pine s Baptist Church with weigh-in starting at 9 a.m. with the meeting following. Snapshots Courtesy pho to The American Legion Post 69 Ladies Auxiliary had a Christmas Bazzar last month among many of its activities. American Legion Ladies hold Christmas Bazzar Sebring Elks activities Corbin BreedenDana Kent and Jonathan B reeden, of Lake Placid, a nnounce the birth of a son, C orbin Michael at 2:44 a.m., o n Dec. 9, 2010, at H ighlands Regional Medical C enter, Sebring. Corbin weighed 8 pounds a nd measured 20 inches in l ength. Maternal grandparents are S andra Whidden and David K ent. Paternal grandmother is R osemary Breeden.Sean ChalmersDianna Bako and Greg C halmers, of Avon Park, a nnounce the birth of a son, S ean Michael at 9:45 a.m., o n Nov. 29, 2010, at Florida H ospital Heartland Medical C enter, Sebring. Sean weighed 7 pounds, 4 o unces and measured 21 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are D ebbie and Shane Williford o f Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are G reg and Joy Chalmers of A von Park. V incent LopezMiranda Young, of O keechobee, announces the b irth of a son, Vincent T homas at 12:32 a.m., on N ov. 20, 2010, at Florida H ospital Heartland Medical C enter, Sebring. Vincent weighed 7 p ounds, 5 ounces and measu red 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are T imothy Young of B inghamton, N.Y., and W endy Decker of New York. Brody MendozaDaffney Jernigan and A ndy Mendoza, of W auchula, announce the b irth of a son, Brody Keign a t 8:17 p.m., on Nov. 30, 2010, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Brody weighed 8 pounds and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Robin Woods and Pat Royce of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are Nick and Mary Mendoza of Wauchula.Evan MiccoSandra Maze and Leon Micco, of Okeechobee, announce the birth of a son, Evan Lee at 6:25 p.m., on Nov. 29, 2010, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Evan weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.Adalia VasquezKristina Vasquez of Sebring and James Blackwell of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Adalia Bella at 12:50 p.m., on Nov. 27, 2010, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Adalia weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 17 inches in length.Kaylee WaltermanCharlene and Chad Walterman of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Kaylee Sue, at 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Kaylee weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are David and Pamela Adkins. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Barbara Walterman. CELEBRATIONS Births

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Duffers will r ing in the holidays with lots o f musical entertainment duri ng December. Aspectacular New Years E ve Party on Friday, Dec. 31, i s planned that is affordable f or just about everyone. Rene B ray, The Dirty Lady of C omedy, returns to the stage a t Duffers along with the All A bout The Love Band. The b and will play from 8-8:30 p .m. and then Bray will take t he stage to do an hour comed y show. The band will cont inue playing after the comed y until 2 a.m. The $20 ticket price will c over the entertainment, c hampagne toast at midnight, p arty favors and light snacks f rom 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dinner, w hich will be 6-8 p.m., is p urchased separately and the k itchen will close at 8 p.m. t hat night. This will be a reservation o nly event and seats are limi ted. Guests can just attend t he show if they choose. Everyone knows that when i t comes to love, opposites a ttract. The most unlikely of p artners seem to be able to p ull off a relationship. It is no d ifferent with the band, All A bout the Love. Looking at the individual m embers, it seems so wrong, b ut when you hear the band p lay, it just seems so right. D ivine intervention has b rought together these indiv iduals of such differing b ackgrounds. All About The Love, which r ecently formed in Polk C ounty, plays a diverse e nsemble of music from the 1 950s-s, rhythm and b lues, Motown, country and l ight rock. By bringing it all t ogether, the audience will be a ble to enjoy such hits as Blue, New York, New Y ork, One in a Million Y ou, All I Have to Do is D ream, My Girl, and Return to Me. Besides being able to bring t ogether such a wide collect ion of music, the band is a ble to harmonize four seas oned musicians and a prof essional comedian, who w ill be making her singing d ebut in front of a live audie nce on New Years Eve. A lthough Bray is a very a ccomplished professional c omedian, nobody knew she c ould sing, including her. Between the three perf ormers, they have more than 7 5 years of experience in the e ntertainment business. D ominic Presutto has been i nfluenced by Chuck Berry a nd Bobby Vee. Presutto has p layed with Greg Allman, C her, and Credence C learwater Revival Band. J osh Gonzalez has been playi ng guitar since he was 4 and d rums since he was 7. G onzalez was influenced by L atin congo music and brings a great love of rhythm. He h as been a long time studio m usician and played with F oreigner and Santana. Larry M eachum is playing bass for m ore than 20 years. Hes w orked with everyone from T hree Dog Night to the Red H ot Chili Peppers. Meachum h as toured with numerous b lues artists. Steve hertel, the lead guitarist, is from Liverpool, England, and has been playing with bands for more than 25 years. His roots are rhythm and blues and jazz. He also writes music as well as studio work. Bray is an amateur singer, only having performed Lady Gaga shows while mowing her lawn and singing Dixie Chicks ballads in the car on a long drive. Although the performers are a diverse group of individuals, they have one common goal: To share their love of music and performing with their audience. Each member relishes the feeling of watching people leave their shows in a better mood than when they came in. Other entertainment going on at Duffers throughout December includes some regulars and some new faces. Bob Weed Live is from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays. He plays a variety of oldies and country music plus hands out prizes for trivia questions. The Midweek Blues & Jazz Night continues from 69 p.m. Wednesdays. Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010www.newssun.com SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pmCall us today: 863.385.3497 You may Hear Better Tomorrow SAY WHAT? AFFORDABLE ADVERTISING385-6155 UNIQUE WINDOW TREATMENTS863-402-04014204 Sebring Parkwaynext to Ruby Tuesdays, Sebring Verticals Horizontal Blinds Pleated Shades Roman Shades Valances Draperies Cornices Bed Spreads Blinds, Shades & ShuttersCustom Built For You YOUOWEITTO YOURSELFTO HEARBETTER.Every hearing aid in the family has been designed to perform in the most challenging listening situations. Whether youre active and on the go, or living life at a more leisurely pace, theres an hearing aid that ts the way you live. 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. Fri. 9am 4pm Closed Wednesday Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community Colleges Artist Series presents John D. Smitherman and Niffer Clarke, the acclaimed duo from last years performance Night at the Oscars, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. The program will feature the worlds most enduring love songs from wellknown Broadway classics, popular opera arias, and selections from the Great American Songbook. Be romanced by the passionate music from The Phantom of the Opera, La Traviata, and West Side Story. Smitherman and Clarke will be accompanied by a 12piece orchestra. Smitherman comes straight from singing on tour with legendary great Shirley Jones and the Hollywood Orchestra. He moves freely between the styles of Broadway, opera, and symphonic pops programs. Recently, Smitherman was chosen as one of the original Three American Tenors, which came with a whirlwind of performances and recordings. He has the ability to wow audiences with the length in which he can hold a note and has performed well over 100 different roles on both the professional opera and musical theatre stages. Smitherman has sung for presidents, ambassadors, royalty, and early in his career, was a backup singer for Barry Manilow. He has won numerous awards for both singing and acting including two Apple Awards and the prestigious Grandview Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Niffer Clarke was mo st recently seen in concert tou ring with Shirley Jones an d the Hollywood Conce rt Orchestra. In New York, s he was seen in the award-wi nning, off-Broadway music al Adding Machine: A Musical. Her theatre exp erience covers plays, oper a, operetta, and leading lad y roles. Clarke was a featur ed vocalist for the Walt Disn ey film Meet the Robinsons , and also the Londo n Symphony Orchestra s Tribute to Leona rd Bernstein. She has pe rformed in countless Ne w York City, off-Broadwa y, and regional theatre shows This performance is spo nsored by Jean Moyer. Ticke ts range from $19 to $25 an d may be purchased online 2 4 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performan ces.southflorida.edu. Ticke ts may also be purchased b y calling the SFCC Box Offi ce at (863) 784-7178 or by vi siting the SFCC Box Office in the front the of the SFC C Theatre for the Performin g Arts, 600 W. College Driv e, Avon Park from 11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Frida y. SFCC will be closed f or Winter Break, Dec. 1 8 through Jan. 3. An Evening of Love and Romance set at SFCC Courtesy photo T he All About The Love Band, from Polk County, will be the f eatured band playing at Duffers Sports Grille in Sebring on New Years Eve, Dec. 31. They play music from the 1950s-s, rhythm and blues, Motown, country and light rock. ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo John D. Smitherman and Niffer Clarke will perform some of the worlds most enduring love songs during their performance Jan. 8 at South Florida Community College. Duffers plans laughing and dancing for New Years Eve Courtesy photo Rene Bray, The Dirty Lady of Comedy, will kick off the party on New Years Eve at Duffers Sports Grille in Sebring.

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Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010www.newssun.com COMMUNITYCALENDAR T he Community Calendar provides a b rief listing of local clubs and organiz ations who meet on a regular basis. I t is the responsibility of the group to u pdate the News-Sunon any c hanges in this listing by calling 3856 155, ext. 516; send any changes by e -mail to editor@newssun.com;or m ail them to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870.WENESDAY Adult Children of Alcoholics and D ysfunctional Families. New Life G roup meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a .m. at Grace Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. For d etails, call 446-0461. For details on t he organization, go to www.adultchild ren.org. Al Collis Social Club meets 11:30 a .m., third Wednesday at Candlelight R estaurant in Sebring. All Shriners a nd Masons are welcome to attend. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 7 4 meets at 7 p.m. third Wednesday a t the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. American Legion Post 25 Lake P lacid has lounge hours from 11 a.m. t o 9 p.m. Burgers served from 5-7 p .m.Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For d etails, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open n oon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. H appy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary Club m eets noon, Rotary Club building, c orner of Verona Avenue and Pine S treet, Avon Park. BALANCE, Lives in Transition, I nc. Qi-GONG Relaxation classes e very Wednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups are at 4 023 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3 86-5687. Balance Transitions (Support G roup For People Suffering From M ental Illness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at 4 023 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3 86-5687. Bridge Club of Sebring (American C ontract Bridge Club)plays duplicate g ames at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3858 118. The Bridgettes meet at 12:15 p.m. a t Sebring Recreation Center to play b ridge. For details, call Sandra Yates a t 655-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. For details, call 3819 005 or 381-9007. Country Swingers has dances at t he Sebring Recreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. Beginners d ancing from 5:15-6:15 p.m. A dvanced dancing is from 6:30-8:30 p .m. New dances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering pony r ides every Monday and Wednesday f rom 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitt ing. $5 donation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All proc eeds raised support our free equine a ssisted riding program for adults and c hildren with special needs, which r esumes in September. Heartland Talk of the Town T oastmasters meet the first and third W ednesday from 6-7 p.m. at Century 2 1 Advanced All-Service Realty, 1843 U .S. 27 North in Sebring. The web a ddress is www.toastmasters.org. For i nformation call Cathy Schreima at 3 82-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Highlands County Interagency C ouncil meets at 11:30 a.m. the third W ednesday. Highlands County I nteragency is a networking group of h ealth care professionals and advoc ates for senior citizens. Call Grace O wens at 273-1421 for location and d etails. Highlands County Narcotics A nonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the L akeside house, 1513 S. Highlands A ve., AvonPark. For details, call the 2 4-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or ( 941) 616-0460. Highlands Senior Center is open e very Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. For details, call 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 2731421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. MahJong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose has an officers board meeting at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday at the lodge. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over the Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jims Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. For details, call 6554505. Ridge Coin Club of Sebring meets at Sebring Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. October through May. Call 8736258. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Herons Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has an auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For details, call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees building, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis Club meets noon, Homers Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. For details, call 382-7716 or 314-9485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. For details, call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 meets at 7 p.m. third Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, AvonPark. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAYAlzheimers Association Support Group meets from 1-2 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. For details, call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 471-1448. American Legion Post 74 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 5:30 p.m. Post meeting at 7 p.m. third Thursday at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Lakes Association has a potluck dinner on the third Thursday of each month. Bring a dish and your own servings. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts, an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. For details, call 655-3274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. For details, call 3858118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 8 p.m., city recreation building, North Verona Avenue, first and third Thursday. Displaced American Veterans (DAV0 Ridge Chapter 49 meets every third Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Highlands County Veterans Service office, 7209 S. George Blvd. Sebring. Call 452-5771. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 3853288. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last years dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or email him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland Beauties Red Hatters meet the third Thursday. For details, call Joan Geary at 382-8782.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 452-0006.Heartland Workforce on Wheels mobile One-Stop Career Center stops at Seacoast National Bank, 199 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Register for employment, search data base for employment opportunities, resume preparation assistance, career counseling, access online job applications and more. Call 385-3672, ext. 253. Hepatitis/Liver Disease Support Group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. every third Thursday in Classroom 1, Bartow Memorial Hospital, 2200 Osprey Blvd., Bartow. Patients, spouses, family members or anyone from Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties who are interested in learning about hepatitis/liver disease are welcome. For details, call Jan Dalessandro at (863) 640-4711 or (863) 519-8240, Ext. 1212. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorns, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 4650113. Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary meets 7:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444 for details. Lake Placid Womans Club meets noon, third Thursday, September through May, at 10 North Main Ave. For more details, call Marge Askew at 465-3521. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT), a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Low Vision Information Group meets at noon every third Thursday (October through March) in Sebring Village Mobile Home Park clubhouse on Schumacher Road, Sebring. It is sponsored by the Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. Lunch is available for purchase before the meeting. Guest speakers are scheduled for each meeting. For details, call 385-1196 or e-mail tohallo@tnni.net. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:306:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Moms Together AMoms Group Shattering the Superwoman Myth! Join our moms group the first and third Thursday at First Baptist Church of Sebring from 6-7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided for children to age 12. Call the church office at 385-5154 or Rebekah 314-9336. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call 4143172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call (863 ) 773-5714. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, call Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-248 1 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details call 465-4888. Sebring American Legion meets 7:30 p.m., 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square. For information, ca ll 471-0118. Sebring Chapter 126 Order of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. firs t and third Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Home Avenue in Sebring. There are no meetings fromJuly through September. For details, call the Worthy Matron Jo Carney at 655 0371. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Busines s meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents o f Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serve s hamburgers and french fries from 57 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 meets 7 p.m. first and third Thursday, corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard, Sebring. Smoke-free env ironment. Call 385-8647 or 382-0339 for more details. Sebring HI-12 Club 592 meets athe third Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring (except June, July, August). Call 453-3888 fo r details. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has Moose LegionCommanders meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to clos ing. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382-3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, co rner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adelines Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. For details, call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 4521927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meet s at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weig h in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 465-9165 for details. Tender Touch Support Group meets 7 p.m., Marge Brewster Center, 155 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 122:30 and plays bingo at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 3858902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Waves Highlands Unit 88 meets 11 a.m., American Legion Post 74, 538 N. Pine St., Sebring.

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SEBRING HOA P resident Toby Chapel p resided at the Dec. 6 meeti ng of the Homeowners A ssociation. The Pledge of A llegiance was recited. Toby i ntroduced all returning m embers from the north over t he past month and welcomed n ew resident, Tom Rhea, who w ill reside on Woodbine D rive with his wife, Kathy. R ick Fulford of All Florida W eatherproofing and C onstruction, Inc. shared i nformation on his compan ys work. He was available a fter the business meeting to c onsult with those interested. Vice President Bill Wyse a dvised the next scheduled m eeting of the FMO ( Federation of Manufactured H omeowners of Florida Inc.) o rganization would be at H ammock Mobile Estates on T hursday, Dec. 9. Thanks to B ill, eight Town and Country p ersons attended this meeti ng. Thank you to the H ammock Estates for hosting t he meeting. FMO State Director of S ection V, Bill Williams, c onducted the meeting and s hared very informative data c oncerning FMO functions. M r. Williams pointed out the F MO is actively searching f or a president and vice presi dent on director level to lead D istrict 6 (DeSoto, Glades, H ardee and Highlands C ounties). Bill stated he will t rain and assist the persons in h is/her responsibilities and in d irecting monthly meetings. H e is also seeking a park in D istrict 6 to step up and host a n FMO Training Program to p rovide instruction for new H OABoard of Directors peop le. Every HOAofficer has a s pecified job description and t he training will help them t ransition into their position. He also pointed out there a re 118 mobile home parks a nd 23 resident-owned parks i n District 6 and of these only 2 2 have FMO park reps. We a s members/directors need to d o a better job getting the w ord out on FMO so we have m ore clout in Tallahassee t o advance our needs and p rotect our interests. He a dvised he will be unable to l ead District 6 meetings in J anuary/February due to o ther official commitments. W e encourage i ndividual/mobile home park p articipation and qualified p ersons to come forward and r epresent us. All mobile h ome park members should s eriously consider becoming m embers of the FMO organiz ation. Ray Young, chairperson of t he Nominating Committee, p resented a slate of candid ates for president, trustee a nd secretary for the upcoming January election. Eleven persons accepted nomination for the available offices. The candidates were invited to compile brief info concerning themselves to be included in our next newsletter to help park members make their voting decisions. Absentee ballots will be available if you are away and not present to vote on Jan. 3. Vice President Bill Wyse will maintain the box for absentee ballots until the Jan. 3 meeting. Regular ballots will be distributed with the newsletter to each active HOAmember at the end of December. Wendy Caruso, social chairperson, thanked everyone for a good crowd at the Dec. 4 breakfast. She expressed appreciation to Debbie Strictland, Dawn Kalybaba and Ruth Lee for the lovely decorated clubhouse. Thanks to each one; it is indeed very colorful and tastefully done. Wendy advised of upcoming activities. Saturday evening, Dec. 11, a group from the park traveled to Punta Gorda for a boat-ride through the canals to see Christmas lightings. The Singing Christmas Tree was to be observed Dec. 9, 10 and 12 at the First Baptist Church in Sebring. Some of our people are involved in this endeavor. Ladies Luncheon will be at the Olive Garden today. Mens Breakfast out is also the same date. Meet at the clubhouse 7:30 a.m. Sign-up is requested. There will be a Christmas Eve open house at the clubhouse on Friday, Dec. 24. We are asked to bring fingerfoods and enjoy some holiday festivity. Lighting the luminaries on Christmas Eve will commence approximately 5:30 p.m. John Haag and helpers have collected empty gallon jugs which will be prepared for distribution to each street area. Please volunteer to help John with this endeavor. Our goal is to have each lot illuminated. Wendy stated the annual yard sale will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. There will be a bake sale and luncheon will be served. Advise Wendy if you plan to have a sale so she can obtain the necessary permits and make preparations for handicap assistance. The public is welcome, but parking is on Cooper Street. Further information will be available in January. Weekly activities continue: Cards, game night, are Monday/Tuesday. Shuffleboard resumed on Tuesday/Friday, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday luncheon continues at 11:30 a.m. Bible Study will resume on Friday. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend all activities. We have some avid Sebring race track supporters who volunteer for the various races at the International Raceway. Legends of Motorsports, a Bobby Rahal Signature Event, was a celebration of auto racing history. Bobby Rahal was Grand Marshal of the Sebring Christmas parade as well as a special event on the circle on Thursday. Chuck Day, Ray Young, New Yok newcomer Pete Snay and Gary Glassbrook all appreciate the opportunity to participate. Hats off to you, gentlemen, for supporting our community events. Tom Rigel has agreed to head up our Neighborhood Watch Program. Tom stressed this is a continuation of what we already do by being alert and watchful of any unusual activity encountered daily in the park. He does have an upcoming meeting with Nel Hayes of the sheriffs office and has appointed block captains so the program will be in effect this coming week. He stressed if we see any suspicious vehicle or action to call the person at the address; call the sheriff (911) and call our management so everyone is aware. He will also verify that local emergency agencies have the proper contact entry number for the park. This is a nonsolicitation park and all vendors/sales people need to contact the park managers upon entry. If we have a contractor coming to our premises, we need to contact the office to advise. Wilma Burris is home after being an overnight patient at Highlands Regional. Jim Burns and Joyce Glassbrook continue to recuperate well at their homes. Hopefully everyone will have a safe and blessed Christmas holiday. We offer joyous Christmas/New Years greetings to everyone from our park. The park will be open evenings for Christmas lights viewing. Merry Christmas to all!! LAKE PLACID Monday, Dec. 6, we gathered for a much-needed coed coffee, especially great when we have cold weather. Our coffee makers were Fred and Julie Boland and our emcee was Peggy Sue Teague who put everyone in a happy mood with her jokes. She introduced our park manager George Susco who told everyone that he and Jody had a great time on their cruise. He said he will be glad to get back to work, because he gained weight with all the food they had on the cruise. He welcomed everyone back and told the residents that the lawns with ornaments on them will not be cut until after the holidays. Also be very careful of your speed because many of the residents have grandchildren visiting during the holidays. Remember the speed is only 15 mph through out the park. He returned the microphone to Peggy Sue, who asked all returnees to stand up and say where you reside up north. We have Bernie and Joan Vladyka from New York state, Helen Todd from Ohio, The Goldmans from Kentucky, Herman and Norma Smidler from Indiana, Lynne and Bob McCormick from New York, Millard and Dee Danville from Indiana. We are all happy to see them return to the park. Peggy Sue then asked Bonnie Allen to give the Sunshine report. She told the group that Nancy Houser is now home from the hospital and Cleadus Rose has a torn cartilage in his knee and is in the hospital. Next Peggy Sue asked Laura to lead us in song for the birthdays and anniversaries during the week of Dec. 6-12. We had no one present celebrating their birthday, however we did sing to Steve and Juanita Johnson who were celebrating their anniversary. Peggy Sue thanked Laura for accompanying us. Next we had our report of activities. Jim Hogan reported that the Pancake team served 96 residents Saturday morning Dec. 4. Peggy Sue told the group that the Red Hatters were going to the Red Lobster on Dec. 9. Our Ladies of Tropical Harbor will be going to the Sebring Tea Room and Golf Resort, Tuesday, Dec. 21, beginning at 11:30 a.m. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board. Bob Reed announced that the Mustangs will be going to Beef OBradys in Lake Placid on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 11:30 a.m. Burt Pritchett told the group that they have darts at the clubhouse every Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m. udy Muise announced that she will be giving art lessons at the clubhouse on Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m. Our Christmas Dinner will be Christmas Day beginning at 4 p.m. The cost will be $6 per person. The committee will be serving baked ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables etc. All they ask is that you bring a dish of appetizers. Tickets are ready to go on sale today. Diane Bennett asked for volunteers to be street captains in order to get the candles sold and the luminaries ready to put out Christmas Eve. Peggy Sue reminded the group that the Home Owners Meeting will be tonight. Ice Cream Social from 66:45 p.m. Meeting to begin promptly at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, we had our Ladies Coffee. Our coffee maker and presider of the meeting was Eunice Brown. She said she looked through some of her jokes and decided to tell some old Ollie jokes which were quite funny. She then read the names of residents who were celebrating their birthdays during Dec. 5-12, also the list of persons celebrating their anniversary during this week. We did sing happy anniversary to Sondra and Harold Brown. Next she asked Bonn ie Allen to give us a Sunshi ne report. It was the same as Mondays report with t he exception of Rem Honeywe ll who is in the hospital for di abetes. And we just learn ed that Charley Prices sist er passed away Monday. Next we had activitie s. Judy Muise will begin teac hing Art Lessons today begi nning at 10 a.m. Fred Whi te was here and he asked th at anyone interested in the com puter club remain after t he Ladies Coffee to discu ss what we are planning to do in the coming year. Tickets are on sale for t he Christmas Dinner. S ee Carolyn Reese or Joan R au for the ham and all the trim mings dinner which is $6 p er person. 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Pictured are from left to right: Susan Dunkel, Millie Grime, George Gronau, Linda Haney, Linda Tibbetts, Pat Toemmes, Sandy Smith, George Smith, Ray Adelmann and co-owner/tour guide Mark Montreuil. Not pictured is Benny Malloy. The nursery has many unique and native plants, all beautifully presented in a neatly kept surrounding and area very healthy looking. The tour concluded w ith several members buying these lovely plants and the rest making future planting plans. Garden Club visits nursery Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155

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By GREGORYKATZ Associated PressLONDON Look out, A merica. Britains guilty p leasure, the cheesy X F actor TVshow, is crossing t he pond. Will it work? Or is the U .S. public tiring of Simon C owell-powered TVextravag anzas? Arecord audience of nearl y 20 million British viewers f locked to the X Factor S unday night finale, which a warded a 1 million-pound ( $1.6 million) recording cont ract to painter Matt Cardle, h eretofore unknown beyond h is immediate circle of f riends. The British experience s uggests the headline-grabb ing, rags-to-riches show m ay be a smash in the U nited States when it debuts n ext year, even if its got s ome strong similarities to t he popular but waning American Idol. Cardle launched the first d ay of his new life Monday, e mbarking on a publicity b litz to try to drive his debut s ingle, When We Collide, t o become No. 1 on the B ritish Christmas charts. T hat lucrative spot has in r ecent years tended to go to t he X Factor winner, but last y ear went instead to Rage A gainst the Machine, booste d by an anti-X Factor, antiC owell movement on F acebook. This years anti-X chall enger is a 1952 John Cage c omposition that consists of m ore than four minutes of s ilence: Facebook backers a rgue its better to hear nothi ng at all than to hear When W e Collide. Love it or hate it, the X F actor is Britains water c ooler show, discussed at w ork, on the Tube and in the t abloids. The British media revels in building contestants up only to watch them crash and burn, usually with a waterfall of tears and quivering promises to try again next year. Bookmakers get involved too betting shops were taking wagers on whether the X Factor Christmas single would top the charts even before the shows winner had been chosen. The shows Horatio Alger approach echoes American Idol. This years finalists for the once-in-a-lifetime recording opportunity included a cashier from the Tesco grocery chain, a young single mother with two children, and Cardle, a painter and decorator who still lives with his parents. Nothing can prepare you for the nerves and the fear of the first live show, Cardle told The Associated Press. Youre playing to 20 million people. You cant picture it. Theyre hidden but you know theyre there, their eyes pouring in on you. He said X Factors success stems in part from this pressure the audience doesnt know if the performer will rise to the challenge. Youre on the edge of your seat, he said. Will they do it? Its an intense, intense experience. But while American Idol is driven by compelling musical performances and snarky comments from judges, X Factor has an over-the-top schmaltz quality. Garish production numbers, complete with sexy but often bizarre dancers, back up the contestants, some of whom croak like frogs. X Factor judges run gossipy boot camps for the singers and scheme to promote the ones they are mentoring against other contestants. The singers themselves can include groups which often implode or turn on each other and much older wannabes than American Idol, which has a 15-to-28-year-old age limit for 2011. Suffice to say X Factor has not impressed many British music critics. I really dislike it quite intensely, said Neil McCormick, The Daily Telegraph music critic. As you saw last night, you get several weeks of very cruel and contrived and sentimental TVand end up with an overlong finale featuring a couple of karaoke singers who have no chance of having a successful music career. He said the show has produced a series of one-hit wonders instead of finding artists who can have substantial careers with the notable exception of R&B singer Leona Lewis, who has gone on to stardom on both sides of the Atlantic since winning in 2006. Still, McCormick predicted that Cowells evil genius could make the show a success in the United States just as American Idol is slipping a bit. Others in the struggling music business take a far more generous view of X Factor even if the music is sometimes quite lame. Neil Warnock, chief executive of The Agency Group concert bookers, said X Factor is bringing young fans back into concert halls after a long hiatus. I think its absolutely magnificent, said Warnock, who has promoted shows b y Brian Wilson, Paul Simon, Dolly Parton and many oth ers. Last night they had probably the biggest viewe rship outside of sports in the last 10 years. To my mind, to have that that kind of exposure for music is fantastic .. this introduces a new audience to the live experience. Warnock said children as young as seven are getting their parents to take them t o concerts performed by the artists theyve seen on X Factor. That can only be good, he said. Simon Cowell is a bit of a lucky charm. I thin k whatever he does on TVin the USAwill get looked at. Whether it will succeed is hard to tell, but my instinct s tell me it will be a huge suc cess. Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, December 15, 2010www.newssun.com QUAFFSOMAHASAPPIER ANGOLAASEVERINAHOLE TERRORCUTONBOLDLINES AVEPARTENSRVSLIME REEKJESTSONEOFZEN INDOEBONSAPORIDENT INVENTHURTEXISTS NAMAOLBONAIDES OPENSSHADETHECIRCLES DONOTOMARVETOLLA OLDSSEPOYBOOTSLAPD FLEEOROCASKNOMAD FOLDALONGDASHESERASE IVESLINKAGOSON PEEVESCORDOOLONG RULERPHOTOONTOASPS ERESCRAMSHREDGELT SAVEAIRJAIURNSWAR USETAPEONEDGESENLACE MINUTESOHOHOHSIEGES EASIESTBUSTSSPEEDS PUZZLESOLUTIONS As the cows traded vulgar jokes, an old bull walked by. He remarked to his friends: Theyre just making a laughing stock of themselves. TELEVISION X Factor TV show rivets Britain, heads to USA MCTphoto Simon Cowell left American Idol to focus on X Factor, and will be hoping to duplicate his success when the show comes to American television.

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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 DIVERSIONS ONA ROLLBy BEN PALL ACROSS 1 Hearty drinks 7 Midwest city named for an Indian tribe 12 More sentimental 19 Major diamond exporter 20 Closing to some letters 21 Trapped 22 It makes the hair stand on end 23 First step of instructions for what to do with this finished puzzle 25 N.Y.C.s ___ of the Americas 26 Goal of a screen test 28 Many an extra on Star Trek: Abbr. 29 Vacation conveniences, for short 30 Vitamin C source 31 Raise a big stink? 33 Kids 35 ___ Us, 1995 Joan Osborne hit 37 Path of enlightenment 38 European leader? 39 Black 40 Flavor 42 Part of PIN: Abbr. 44 Make up 46 Where does it ___? 47 Is 48 s-s 114Across locale 51 Web browser provider 52 ___ fide 53 Part of every month 54 Reveals 56 Instructions, part 2 63 Prohibitions start 64 ___ Little, The Wire gangster 65 Old Philadelphia stadium, informally, with the 66 Earthen pot 67 Bygone Starfire, e.g., informally 68 ___ Rebellion of 1857-59 70 Evicts 72 Org. in 2005s Oscarwinning Crash 73 Hightail it 74 Alternative to plata 75 Cellar item 76 Bedouin 77 Instructions, part 3 82 Demagnetize, say 83 St. in a childrens rhyme 84 Coupling 85 Previously 87 Half of many a business partnership 88 Ticks off 91 Plugs place 92 Its between green and black 95 Viceroy, e.g. 96 Snap 97 Aware of 98 Nile biters 102 We shun it ___ it comes: Emily Dickinson 103 Beat it! 105 Little bit 106 Moolah 107 Except for 109 Certain tankful 110 ___ alai 112Some funerary ware 114 See 48-Across 115 Last step of the instructions 119 Tie up 121 Cell phone plan units 122 Pick me! Pick me! 123 Long fights 124 Least puzzling 125 Pedestal toppers 126 Barrels along DOWN 1 Doha native 2 Lopsided 3 Said yea 4 The Beatles ___ No One 5 Edsel 6 1984 Olympics site 7 The Cowboys of the Big 12 Conf. 8 Portions 9 Connecticut town named for an English river 10 Coop group 11 Wall St. worker 12 Second place 13 ___ it goes 14 Bud 15 Dr. ___ 16 Charges, in a way 17 Honda model 18 Begrudges 20 Follows through with 24 Ripleys last words? 27 Insurgent group 32 Pond fish 34 Acme product in Road Runner cartoons 35 Long-running hit TV show based in Chicago 36 ___-upper 40 Farrier 41 Polly of literature, e.g. 43 Fade, maybe 45 Cond ___ 47 Revises 48 Doze 49 Artemis twin 50 Pea observer 52 Time for a party, in brief 53 Rapper with the 1988 platinum album Power 55 Plummet 57 Board 58 Latin lovers word 59 Elicit 60 Alpaca relatives 61 Home of minorleague baseballs Diablos 62 Depress 68 Undersides 69 Greek god whose name is one letter off from 118-Down 70 Soak up rays 71 Second-largest city in Kyrgyzstan 75 No problemo 76 On tap sign, sometimes 78 Affirms 79 Depressing darkness 80 Scuttlebutt 81 Device for winter sidewalks 86 Virtue 88 Take for granted 89 Superstate in Orwells 90 Good rolls in craps 91 One-named singer/actress 92 ___-la-la! 93 Stampede 94 [Thats awful!] 96 The rite person? 99 Waste 100 Finished second 101 Gray hair producer, they say 104 Supermans closetful? 105 Vista 108 Pin holder 110 King in II Kings 111 Brouhahas 113 Trim 116 Packed away 117 Head, in slang 118 Greek goddess whose name is one letter off from 69-Down 120 Virginias ___ Highway 123456789101112131415161718 192021 222324 252627282930 31323334353637 383940414243 4445 46 47 48495051 52 53 54 55 565758 59 606162 63 64 65 66 67 6869 7071 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 7980 8182 83 84 8586 87 888990 91 9293 94 95 96 97 9899100101 102 103104 105 106 107 108109 110111 112 113114 115 116 117 118 119120 121 122 123 124 125 126 Solution on page 10B Do you feel like the whole world is crashing in on top of you? Believe it or not it happens to all of us from time to time! Especially during the holiday season. When we get busy, we feel that we dont have time to do even the simplest of routines. So what do we do! We let our Hot Spots take over our homes! Yes that is all it is! You come in the door tired and ready to drop your load where ever you can put it! Then you crash! No, wait, you have to throw something together for supper and I mean throw! Because when you are finished the kitchen looks like a bomb went off and you feel like you could get out of the way. By this time you are so overwhelmed that you just want to hide so you go to bed without doing the smallest of a before bed routine and all of a sudden your home has exploded in your face and your husband is pitching one of his usual fits! Ugly words are exchanged and you feel terrible! Here is the secret to stopping this explosion before it starts. When you hear yourself saying that you dont have time or you dont have the energy to do something. Stop dead in your tracks and set a timer for five, 10, or even 15 minutes and do a quick pick up and put away. That is all it takes to make you not feel so overwhelmed. Our Hot Spots attack more than our home. They hurt us inside by causing us to feel bad because we cant keep up, as well as zap our energy! Now I want you to pay close attention! You can start over anytime! You are never behind! Do you hear me? That stinking thinking of I dont have enough time is for the birds! It is what got your home in the shape it was in! Its our perfectionism rearing its ugly head one more time! You can stop the downward spiral by replacing those terrible words, I don't have time! with I ca n do just 5 minutes! This is a huge attitude adjustment for most of us. It takes time and worst of all we dont even realize we ar e doing it. Now that it has been brought to your attention, you will hear yourself says those words. When yo u do; turn them around and just set your timer and do just a little. I can hear you now! Bu t I really dont have the time! She doesn't understand. Well I am here to tell you that I used to think the sam e way and I have changed my negative thoughts into posi tive ones and you can too. It all starts with the realizatio n of what you are doing to yourself with those words. It is a form of whining! You know I dont allow whining I want for you what I have: peace! This peace came for letting go of nega tive thoughts and replacing them with positive actions. Even a little will go a long way toward helping you fin d this peace! For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her website and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections published by Random House and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter published by Simon and Schuster. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley. Used by permission in this publication. Put out your hot spots FLY Lady Leanne Ely DearAbby: I am a 34y ear-old woman who finally b eat a 13-year battle with d rugs. I now have a job, a c ar, a place of my own and a b ank account. My problem i s, while I was on drugs I p rostituted myself in order to s upport my habit. Now Im t errified I have AIDS, and a fraid Ill be told I dont h ave long to live. Im not dating right now, b ut Ive had a couple of b oyfriends since getting s ober. Im scared for them, b ut so afraid of getting a d eath sentence that Ive n ever mentioned my fears to a nyone. I know Im being s elfish with these guys l ives, but Im paralyzed by m y fear. What am I going to d o? Terrified in the U.S.A. DearTerrified: What you a re going to do is get yours elf tested! Please unders tand that the fear you are d ealing with is the same that a nyone who has had multiple s ex partners has had to face. You must realize that b eing exposed to HIVand h aving AIDS are not the s ame. If you have been e xposed to HIV and t herefore test positive y ou need to know it ASAP s o you can be prescribed anti-viral medications that can PREVENTyou from getting AIDS. Getting on those meds can save your life. And you can save the lives of your former boyfriends, too, if you are HIVpositive, by telling them to get tested. DearAbby: I have known my husband for eight years and have been married to him for three. He is a unique and funny man, but he does have a few annoying quirks. The biggest one, and the reason Im writing to you, is his need to have music blaring in our car. Its not just when were driving, but also when were going through drive-thru restaurants, banks and gas stations. Gas stations are the worst because he turns the volume up even louder so he can hear it outside. Not only is it painful to my ears, but its embarrassing. I have asked him a number of times to turn it down, but it just leads to arguments. Can you help me talk to him before I lose my hearing? Bleeding Ears in Spring Valley, Calif. DearBleeding Ears: Could it be that your husband suffers from hearing loss (probably from listening to too-loud music), which is why he needs the volume turned up so high? Arguing with him wont help. He should be checked by an audiologist a hearing specialist so that he doesnt damage his hearing further, and yours wont be affected. Protecting your hearing is important. Thats why you should consider using ear plugs when you drive with him. P.S. And when you get to the gas station, offer to pump the gas for him. If he refuses, then leave the car with him. DearAbby: My husband is 7 feet tall and we recently became parents of a beautiful baby girl. Everywhere we go, people make comments about my husbands height. He is used to being the target of stares and comments, having experienced it his whole life. Our daughter may grow up to be tall; how would you handle this? Angela in Bethlehem, Pa. DearAngela: I would teach my daughter regardless of her height to be proud of who she is. If your daughter turns out to be tall, shell have plenty of company, because each generation seems to be growing taller than the last one. A womans height does not have to be a disadvantage unless she views it that way. If you stress the qualities you feel are important, chances are thats the person shell grow up to be. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding. Send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. 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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, December 15, 2010 FAMILYFEATURES M ost people are familiar with the saying breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, many may not realize that what they choose to eat for breakfast is just as important as eating the meal itself. Now, breakfast lovers and skeptics alike can be good to themselves by eating a satisfying breakfast thats full of the flavors they love. This Baked Asiago Frittata is a delicious combination of eggs, broccoli, tomatoes, onions, Italian seasonings, cheese and s ausage patties. These veggie sausage patties contain 76 percent less fat than traditional pre-cooked pork sausage patties.* Try u sing egg substitute as a way to further reduce the fat and cholesterol. Spicy Southwest Breakfast Omelet Egg Rolls are a great w ay to wake up those taste buds, while MorningStar Farms Eggs Benedict puts a meatless spin on a familiar favorite. For more recipes and convenient food ideas, visit www.MorningStarFarms.com. Pre-cookedporksausagepattiescontain13gtotalfatperserving(38g); MorningStarFarms VeggieSausagePattiescontain3gtotalfatperserving(38g).Spicy Southwest Breakfast Omelet Egg RollsPrep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 6 eggs, slightly beaten 1/3 cup milk 2 teaspoons salt-free Southwest or Mexican seasoning 2 MorningStar Farms Veggie Sausage Patties 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper, green bell pepper orcombination 2 green onions, bias-cut into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 4 10-inch flourtortillas 1/4 cup shredded cheddarcheese or Monterey Jack cheese (1-ounce) Jalapeo-White CheddarCountry Gravy orsalsa 1.In medium bowl, beat together eggs, milk and seasoning. Set aside. 2.In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook and stir crumbled veggie sausage patties, mushrooms, bell pepper and onions in 2 teaspoons of the vegetable oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. 3.Pour egg mixture over vegetable mixture in hot skillet. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, until mixture begins to set on the bottom and around edge. Using spatula, gently lift and stir partially cooked eggs so uncooked portions flow underneath. Continue cooking and lifting over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until eggs are cooked through, but still glossy and moist. Remove from heat. 4.Spoon about 3/4 cup of vegetable mixture onto each tortilla just below center. Sprinkle with cheese. Fold bottom edge of each tortilla over up and over filling. Fold in sides. Roll up from the bottom, completely enclosing filling. Secure with wooden toothpicks. 5.Carefully wipe skillet out with paper towel. Brush with remaining 4 teaspoons oil. Add filled tortillas. Cook over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. 6.Remove toothpicks. Diagonally cut each into halves. Serve with Jalapeno-White Cheddar Country Gravy or salsa.Eggs BenedictPrep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1/8 teaspoon prepared horseradish 1/8 teaspoon bottled minced garlic 1/3 cup roasted red peppers 1/4 cup frozen roasted corn kernels, thawed, orfrozen corn kernels, thawed 2 tablespoons vegetable broth 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon grated lime peel 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 teaspoon vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 4 MorningStar Farms Veggie Sausage Patties 4 eggs 2 whole wheat English muffins 2 tablespoons fat-free sourcream 1.In large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray cook onion over medium-low heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in horseradish and garlic. Cook and stir for 30 seconds more. Add red peppers, corn, broth, cilantro, lime peel, 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium. Cook and stir until heated through and most of liquid evaporates. Transfer to bowl. Cover to keep warm. Set aside. 2.Wipe skillet out with paper towels. Pour water into skillet until it is two-thirds full (about 1 1/2 inches). Stir in vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling. 3.Meanwhile, prepare veggie sausage patties according to package directions. Set aside. 4.Reduce heat under water mixture. Break one egg into measuring cup. Holding cup near water, carefully slid e egg into simmering water. Repeat with remaining egg s, allowing space in skillet between eggs. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until whites and yolks are firm. Remove eggs with slotted spoon. 5.Top muffin halves with sausage patties, eggs and red pepper mixture. Spoon sour cream on top. B aked Asiago Frittata P rep Time: 10 minutes T otal Time: 30 minutes S ervings: 6 2 cups finely chopped broccoli 1/3 cup sliced green onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 MorningStar Farms Veggie Sausage Patties 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves ordried Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 8 eggs, beaten* 1/4 cup (1 ounce) finely shredded Asiago cheese orParmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped tomato 1 .In 10-inch oven-safe nonstick skillet coated with nonstick spray, cook and stir broccoli, onions and garlic over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat. 2 .Stir crumbled veggie sausage patties, basil, salt and pepper into vegetable mixture. Pour eggs over top. 3 .Bake, uncovered, at 350F for 15 to 19 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand, covered, for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with tomato. Cut into wedges. Note: For a lower fat version, substitute 2 cups refrigerated egg substitute for the 8 eggs.