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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 12-19-2010
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Santa surprised a room full of brighteyed kids on Friday afternoon. The Boys and Girls club board members, staff and members welcomed St. Nick and his elf helper into their Christmas party. Among the club staff and members were more familiar faces, those that the kids are growing fonder of each year. Remax Realty brokers and Realtors stopped in and provided the club with yummy sweets and treats for all the children to enjoy. "This is our fourth year doing the Christmas party," said Linda Boring, broker at Remax. Linda and her husband Chip began this tradition when Wally Randall mentioned years ago at a different event that something new should be done for the children during Christmas time. Devils beat DeSoto on roadPAGE1DSMSstudents walk to help fight cancerPAGE2ANEWS-SUNHighlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 154 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 69 43Complete Forecast PAGE 8A A blend of clouds, sun and pleasant temps Forecast Question: Do states have the right to sue the federal government over the health care law? Next question: Is religion a part of your family's Christmas traditions? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Winifred C. Allen Age 88, of Sebring Dr. Ted M. Butts Age 73, of Avon Park Mario Giorello Age 86, of Sebring Audrey Johnson Age 71, of Sebring Chester Kalis Age 84, of Avon Park Tracey Moore Age 46, of Lake Placid Ella Poole Age 90, of Avon Park Curtis Thomas Age 46, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453O nline: www.newssun.com Yes 82.9% No 17.1% 099099401007 Total votes: 76 Business1B Classifieds5D Community Briefs6A Crossword Puzzle2C Dear Abby2C Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope7C Living1C Lottery Numbers2A Police blotter2A Sports 1D Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com Days left before Christmas6 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING T he Florida Fish and Wildli fe Conservation Commis sion released all of i ts investigative report s, taped statements, pictur es and court documents to date in the Jeff Carlso n case on Friday. Carlson was charg ed with boating under t he influence, manslaught er and vessel homicide aft er the boating accident o n July 24 that caused t he death of his wife. Julie Carlson died of severe head injuries t he day after the boat her husband was operating hit a channel marker near Sebastian in Indian River County. According to the initi al report, witness at t he restaurant told investig ators that Carlson had at least three drinks befo re leaving a restaurant ju st minutes before the acc ident. Taped statements fro m Scott and Ann ie Noethlich, passengers at the time of the acciden t, both told FW C Investigator Kevin L. Hansen that Carlson w as not in full control of h is facilities when he too k the helm of the boat aft er dinner, dancing an d drinks at Capt. Hiram 's restaurant. Scott Noethlich is t he Sebring city administrat or and is Julie Carlso n' brother. Scott and Ann ie Noethlich also confirm ed that the boat's forward Q Beam spotlight, used f or night navigation, was n ot working properly, th at Carlson was trying to navigate in the dark b y his Hummingbird GP S and that he was lookin g down when the bo at struck the channel mar ker. Details o f Carlson crash released Carlson News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Dressed for a court appearance, John Miller hopes his ability to overcome adversity can inspire others to do the same. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING This is a story of hope and paying forward an example of the true meaning of Christmas. John Miller, a long time resident of Highlands County, called the News-Sun recently. "My hope is," he said, "that by sharing my story, somewhere, someone maybe, just maybe can regain hope, too." Certainly, Miller has had a long run of misfortune. In the winter of 2006, Miller's girlfriend told him she needed a kidney transplant. "She was my soulmate," Miller said. "I had to help if I could." It turned out he was a match and he donated a kidney. Three weeks later his girlfriend dumped him and almost immediately married someone else. "That was when I started losing the mental value of who I was as a person and a human being," he said. "How could this happen? Somewhere along the line there's got to be something atrocious wrong with me (if she'd leave me like that)." For 28 years, Miller sold ca rs in the county. He was good at what he did and rose to manag ement levels until the housin g market crashed, taking most of the economy with it. In 2008, still reeling from t he pain of his girlfriend's betray al which he still believed was h is own fault his financial secu rity disappeared, too, when he w as laid off. "My mental and financi al worlds joined hands and spiral ed New hope after years of despair See MILLER, page 7A News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIGE Rescue workers remove an infant from the minivan involved in Saturday morning's crash on U.S. 27 just north of Avon Park. News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE First responders work to treat victims in Saturday morning's accident just north of Avon Park on U.S. 27. Eight people were reportedly injured. 8 injured in wreck on U.S. 27 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Eight people were reportedly injured in an accident on southbound U.S. 27 just north of Avon Park Saturday morning. Highlands County EMS, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Avon Park Police Department, the Highlands Lakes Fire Department and Highlands County Sheriff's deputies all responded to the two-vehicle crash. Witnesses on the scene described the grisly accident that included at least two children and one infant when a Ford Mini Van and a ford F150 Pick-up collided around 10:20 a.m. It was unclear if Saturday's rain contributed to the accident. Details were sketchy at press time, but the accident occurred approximately one mile north of Stryker Road across from the Motel Sharon. Southbound traffic on U.S. 27 was delayed for over an hour as rescue workers extracted victims of the crash from the minivan and transported them to Florida Hospital. FHPtroopers on the scene could not immediately determine who the drivers where when emergency services arrived because several people were already out of the vehicles on the ground. Witnesses stated that seven individuals were in the minivan and all suffered some sort of injury. It was unclear how many people were in the pick-up. Alight rain hampered rescue attempts, and kept Aeromed helicopters grounded. Several of the injuries were reported as serious. Pickup, minivan collide on rainy highway See CARLSON, page 5 A Boys and Girls Club gets visit from Santa News Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Adrianna Dominquez receives a Christmas present from Santa during the Boys and Girls Club Christmas party on Friday afternoon. See SANTA, page 5A

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Page 2ANews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. 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Romona Washington … Publisher and Executive Editor863-385-6155, ext. 515 Kaylor & Kaylor P.A.Social Security Disability LawNew Claims € Hearing Before A Judge Reconsiderations € Appeals Court 8 6 3 3 8 2 1 9 0 0 Mark Kaylor Dec. 15 3421253540x:4Next jackpot $2 millionDec. 11 242733385052x:5 Dec. 8 41423424650x:5 Dec. 17 616212630 Dec. 16 1214172528 Dec. 15 1416171928 Dec. 14 418202529 Dec. 17 (n) 9633 Dec. 17 (d) 3995 Dec. 16 (n) 2602 Dec. 16 (d) 9477 Dec. 17 (n) 57 8 Dec. 17(d) 27 4 Dec. 16(n) 33 5 Dec. 16 (d) 38 5 Dec. 17 23839401 Dec. 14 31114377 Dec. 10 920273213 Dec. 7 193038421 Dec. 15 1011183245 PB: 18 PP: 5Next jackpot $25 millionDec. 11 18101920 PB: 23 PP: 2 Dec. 8 811254158 PB: 16 PP: 4 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 The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Dec. 16: Frank Roger Atkins, 32, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, and petit theft. Genice Diane Carr, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with DUI. Brenda Annette Cavinder, 50, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Kelly Christopher Drummond, 21, of Sebring, was charged with possession of liquor by person under 21 years of age. Jose Alberto Hernandez, 23, of Avon Park, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference failure to appear for an assault on a law enforcement officer/EMT/firefighter. Ryan Michael Hineline, 25, of Lake Placid, was charged with two counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and two counts of grand theft. Jeffrey David Marcus, 42, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended. Rolando Salinas Martinez, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with resisting an officer without violence, fraud-impersonate false ID given to law enforcement officer, failure to appear reference no valid driver licnese. Juan Areco Medrigal, 71, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Barbarito Delgado Ramos, 43, of Sebring, was charged with possession and or use of narcotic equipment, fraud tamper with theft of utility or cab, producing marijuana, trafficking marijuana, and grand theft. Lorenzo Alexander Sparrow, 21, of Orlando, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference burglary of a structure and grand theft. Sherri Lauratt Stewart, 46, of Arcadia, was charged with prostitution and possession and or use of drug equipment. Jose Luis Trejo, 38, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Demetrius Deon Whitfield, 22, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, and possession of marijuana. Donald Lewis Wolfe, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with criminal mischief and battery. POLICEBLOTTER News Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLA R Avon Park juniors Benjamin Au Yang and Jasmine Hamilton each received substantial scholarships to further their educations. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Two Avon Park High School students were recently the recipients of very impressive scholarships. Jasmine Hamilton and Benjamin Au Yang, both juniors at APHS, are two of the brightest students in their class and their awards are just part of their impressive personalities. Hamilton is a talkative, bubbly young woman who has hopes of becoming a forensic scientist. Aworknow-play-later type of student, Hamilton has learned to balance school work, sports and her social life with great skill. "School always comes first, when I get home my main focus is work first. My parents keep me on top of things," Hamilton explained. She is member of the girls weightlifting and softball teams and is also a member of the College Reach Out Program (CROP), which is were she first got the idea to apply for scholarships. "Mrs. Barrett and Mrs. Dozier were the ones who told me that I should apply for scholarships, so I did," said Hamilton. Au Yang also was pushed by Barrett, Dozier and Louis Jones to apply for scholarships. "They were the ones here at school that put it in my head to go after scholarships," said Au Yang. Both students were awarded their scholarships a month ago at a banquet held at the school. They were not expecting to receive scholarships this year due to the fact that these scholarships are usually given out to seniors, however Hamilton and Au Yang were perfect candidates for these awards. "I was sitting there and I heard them announce "Majoring in computer science..." and I just had a feeling it was me," said Hamilton. Hamilton received a $6,000 scholarships to Florida A&M University. Au Yang received a $20,000 scholarship, also to FAMU. They both are also considering University of Central Florida as a second choice school. "I will be studying biology," Au Yang said, a trendy, yet quiet student who is determined to become an anesthesiologist. "I know a girl whose dad is one. He was telling me all about it one day, I just thought it sounded so interesting." Au Yang is an active member of his high school participating in numerous activities. He's in the National Honor Society, the Interact Club and serves as Junior class president. Au Yang's Pair of APHS students awarded hefty scholarships By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Hundreds of middle schoolers spent their last day before the holiday break doing something that most other students didn't: they walked. On Friday, the Sebring Middle School students participated in a Relay for Life event benefiting the American Cancer Society. SMS guidance counselor Donna Foster, along with her co-captain Keith Mason, held the event at the school in hopes of raising money for a former SMS student. "We are walking today for Lindsey Hammortree," explained Foster. Hammortree, a SMS student only a couple of years ago, and was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a very aggressive form of cancer, on May 12. Foster knows that Hammortree is in for a battle. "It's a really, really aggressive form of cancer, but she is a fighte r. She is greater than cancer," Fost er said of Hammortree. The now 1 6year-old was one of Foster's chee rleaders during her middle school da ys and Foster hopes that current studen ts will understand and empathize wi th Lindsey. Friday's relay allowed any stude nt to "cut class" and take a few la ps around the track. "The students p ay $1 to get out of a class and then th ey come out here during that period an d walk," explained Foster. Not only were the students enthus iastic about getting out of class for t he event, the teachers were just as op en to the idea. "Look," said Foster holding up a check for $15. "The teachers are wr iting checks for their whole class to participate." The SMS team hopes to "tune o ut cancer" and continue to raise fun ds Sebring Middle School students cut class for a cause News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Hally Sebring and Sydney Esquibel lead a pack of Sebring Middle School students during their Relay for Life event on Friday morning. Devils earn grants to Florida A&M Support Relay for Life, former student See APHS, page 5A See SMS, page 7A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands County Audubon Society told commissioners on Monday that the group does not want the county to spend more money fighting the Department of Community Affair's rejection of the latest round of comprehensive plan amendments. The plan changes include Blue Head Ranch, Lake Placid North and South proposed developments. In a letter addressed to the commission dated Dec. 13, Dale Gillis, local Audubon Society president, made it clear that his organization does not want the county to pursue any legal appeals to the DCAconcerning the comprehensive plan. The DCArejected the county's plan amendments citing roads, schools and water concerns in October. "We believe that the plan amendments passed in September are destructive to wildlife and the environment and harmful to citizens and homeowners in Highlands County," the resolution from Audubon Society states. Gillis said on Thursday that his organization will oppose any county efforts for the proposed developments. "If the county appeals this, Audubon Society asks county not to pursue development plans Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands County Sheriff's O ffice is proud to announce t he recent appointment by G ov. Charlie Crist recently a ppointed Highlands County S heriff Susan Benton to the C riminal Justice Standards a nd Training Commission ( CJSTC). The Sheriff's qualificat ions coupled with her appare nt dedication to serving F lorida's citizens lead the G overnor to select her to join t he commission. The Criminal Justice S tandards and Training C ommission is constructed of 1 9 members, of which only three positions are comprised by Florida sheriffs. The commission has the undertaking of ensuring all citizens of Florida are served by ethical, qualified, and not to mention well trained criminal justice officers. They are tasked with establishing minimum uniform standards for the employment and training of full time, part time and auxiliary law enforcement, correction and correctional probation officers. Officer training programs, curricula requirements and certification of training schools and instructors are also charged to the commission. The group develops, maintains and administers the State Officer Certification examination for criminal justice officers to assure well qualified constituents are joining the law enforcement community. As part of the commission's effort to continue advancing the associates of the criminal justice sector, members conduct quarterly meetings to discuss issues and approve rules that relate to the standards and training for officers. Benton appointed to pair of commissions Benton See BENTON, page 5A

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 3A EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com According to my daught er-in-law, Amanda, we spent a pproximately 65 hours a way from Highlands C ounty last week. I persona lly spent 34 of those hours o n the road between here a nd Henderson, Tenn. No wonder I'm still tired. Amanda and I made this t rip with a dual purpose. The m ain goal was to pick up J ames from Freed-Hardeman U niversity for his Christmas b reak. Amanda was going to s top off in Chattanooga to v isit her grandparents. It is more than 800 miles t o Henderson. I'm not sure h ow far it is to Chattanooga, b ut it's a very long drive. A manda and I started out e arly in the morning and it w as past dinnertime when w e pulled into her grandpare nts'driveway. We'd more o r less split the drive up e qually so we weren't as w eary as we could have b een. The fact that the L eonards were gracious and c onsiderate hosts also h elped. So after a lovely breakfast t he next morning I set out t he remaining distance b etween Chattanooga and H enderson. While driving I saw things t hat were both lovely and c oncerning. Snow was visib le along the sides of the ( thankfully) clean and dry r oads. As I went through Monteagle, Tenn., I saw lovely icicles along the journey where water normally ran and sparkled. Did I mention how cold it got? I know it was cold (for Florida) around here last week. It didn't touch what we felt. I squeezed myself into an old corduroy jacket that was so tight on my wrists I'm surprised there still aren't marks. Amanda and I shivered our way to Tennessee, and the farther we got from the Sunshine State the colder it got. My concerns began to stir as I heard weather reports. As I tuned from one radio station to another I kept hearing the ominous phrase "wintry mix." For those who don't spend a lot of time up north, that's weatherspeak for a combination of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. At least that's how I heard it. The last time I ever had to worry about driving in such weather was in 1995. I was younger then. James has pretty much no experience with such driving. Amanda has, but she was not with me in Henderson and I knew I was going to have to drive whatever we got hit with. This did not fill me with confidence. This also worried Don, who was safe and warm in Florida. He began checking out the weather forecasts for our route. He and James then hit me with the bad news: To beat all the icy weather we were going to have to leave early in the morning. Very early. 5 a.m. early. Can I remind readers that I am not a morning person? Nevertheless, I am not a tryto-drive-on-icy-roads person either so I dragged myself out of bed at 4:30 a.m. the next morning to start the long trip back. We spent a very long Wednesday driving ahead of a wintry mix and saw nothing more threatening than a few snow flurries in Atlanta. With three drivers we actually covered the distance from Henderson, Tenn. to Sebring in one day, dragging ourselves into town a little after midnight. This morning I rejoiced in being able to run outside in a T-shirt, no constricting jacket in sight. I know James and Amanda are glad to be back in Florida as well. As far as those of you in the north are concerned, you have my sympathies this winter season. I promise not to gloat too loudly about our weather. After all, for a few hours this week, I have been where you are. And it's cold. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Winter weather and the Florida girl Laura's Look Laura Ware There's a reason why the state Legislature's teacher merit-pay bill wasn't on the now veto-proof Legislature's to-do list when it was busily overriding Gov. Charlie Crist right and left a few weeks ago.Senate Bill 6 had become poison, a result of miscalculations by the Legislature and the measure's champion, state Sen. John Thrasher. Not least among those mistakes was leaving public school teachers largely out of the loop, especially when the bill was in its formative stages. The backlash took many of the bill's supporters including this editorial board by surprise. If teachers felt snubbed then they might want to avert their gaze from the list of Rick Scott's appointees to his education transition team. The governor-elect has made no secret that he wants to retool the public school system, though, as with many of his other priorities, he's been stingy with details. His transition team, however, says a lot. At least a half-dozen of the 21 appointees come from the world of alternative education, like charter schools. There's a K-12 superintendent and a Florida Virtual Schools history teacher, b ut the teachers responsible f or educating Florida's 2.6 m illion classroom studen ts weren't invited to the party Scott did, however, fin d room for a management co nsultant from a firm "specia lizing in establishing strateg ic direction and bridging t he gaps between planning an d execution." Third-grade rs throughout Florida c an breathe a sign of relief. ... It's understandable wh y Scott would want new voic es with new ideas to change t he way Florida educates ch ildren. It's also understandab le why Scott wouldn't want to include representatives of Florida's teachers union s, whose interest in reform is grudging even on a good da y. His mistake would be fa iling to invite the state 's 165,000 public school teac hers to the table. If reform s like merit pay and loss of tenure take hold, they'll be the ones expected to impl ement change and live wi th the consequences. They' re also the ones who understan d a lot better than consu ltants with a knack for bus iness-world cliches wh at goes on inside Florida 's classrooms. ... That's the lesson to lea rn from last session's merit-p ay mistakes. An editorial from the Orlando Sentinel Harder Hall may make a good shelter for homeless E ditor: Highlands County is in g reat need of a shelter facilit y for the homeless and I d on't mean just for when it's c old. There are families, coup les and individuals out t here who, through no fault o f their own, have no place t o live. Many have no or litt le income and just need s omewhere they can take c are of their daily needs so t hey can seek employment a nd become self-sufficient. There is a perfectly good b uilding going completely to w aste Harder Hall. It has b ecome apparent that no one i s going to purchase and reno vate the building into anyt hing income producing. It is o wned by the city of S ebring. The city could c heck into obtaining grant m oney, contributions and v olunteer assistance to turn i t into a first class facility t hat could not only offer t emporary shelter, but couns eling and job services. Even if only half of the b uilding was used for that a nd the other half for office f acilities for the city governm ent, it would be better than l eaving it rot. Just a suggestion that m ight help the community. Krys Marbaugh Sebring W ho or what is the Miracle League? E ditor: So many times I am asked t hat question when I mention t hat my boys are Miracle L eague players. Actually it i s Miracle League of Lake P lacid and it is a wonderful o rganization. Miracle League of Lake P lacid was formed for those, w hether adult or children, t hat cannot play baseball in a r egular league due to physic al or cognitive impairments. S ome have mental health i ssues that prevent them f rom playing on a team w here the stress of winning i s too much for them. The M iracle League games are n on competitive but fun for a ll. The teams are separated o nly by age with there being a dult teams and youth teams. T hey play at a field that is j ust right for them at the L ake June Ball Fields. There has been some controversy lately over the fields there but hopefully the league will continue on there. These games are so very important to the players and all others involved with their lives. To sit and watch these games as a Fan in the Stands will bring a smile to anyone. The players each have a buddy to help them with hitting the ball, running the bases or being in the outfield. To see a player in a wheelchair, using a walker or even seeing impaired run the bases brings joy to your heart because of the huge smiles on their faces. They are so very proud of their accomplishments. The end-of-the-year party was great with each player receiving a trophy for their efforts. This was followed by a Christmas party recently where friends for life were able to socialize with each other, snack on goodies and see Santa Claus. Santa Claus handed out gift cards and stuffed animals. The league also had a float in the Sebring and Lake Placid parades which was fun for all. None of this would be possible without the support of community sponsors, the board members, the coaches, the fans in the stands, the parents and those who volunteer to be a buddy. These are adults and teens from the community that give up there Saturday morning sleep in to be there. Now that you know what the Miracle League of Lake Placid is about please join us in supporting these teams next season. If you have a loved one that cannot play on a regular baseball team due to cognitive or physical limitations here is the email address to get information to join the team. playerregistration@miracleleagueoflakeplacid.com Diane Thibodeau SebringABATE thanks community Editor: ABATE, "American Bikers Aiming Toward Education," www.abateflorida.com would like to send a thank you to all the businesses that allowed our organization to put our Christmas boxes in their establishment, and a special thank you to the folks that put toys in those boxes. The Toy Run was a huge success. Our ABATE chapter was given children's names by various people and organizations. Then we have the special shopping night, where we all meet, and put all the collected toys out on tables. We each have several families and take the family information, such as clothes sizes, toys requeste, and bag up the items on the information page. ABATE supplies these families with a box of a full course Christmas dinner, which they cook themselves. We then meet with the parents/guardian to deliver the toys and clothes and the Christmas dinner when the children are not there. This year's Toy Run was the best in the past couple of years and its all thanks to our community. Even when times are tough, people still give and that's what makes Highlands County our community. Our chapter members work very hard putting this Toy Run on every year. You can not imagine behind the scenes of putting this all together. If you are interested in what our ABATE "Inerstate Chapter of Highlands County" does for our community and the fun stuff we do year round, you are more than welcomed to come join us at our monthly meeting on the last Sunday of every month at 11 a.m. at the Blue Crab Restaurant located at 825 N. Ridgewood Dr., down from the Sebring Circle. Thanks again to all that put their time into making this a very Merry Christmas to the needy children that will wake up on Christmas morning with a smile. Brendalee Moore Chapter Public Relations ABATE Bouquet Other viewpoints Florida Congressman Jeff Miller will take over chairmanship of the House Veterans Affairs Committee at a particularly challenging time. Almost everyone believes the federal government's outof-control spending has put the United States in financial peril, yet conservative Republicans of which Miller is one are loath to slash military funds, especially military retiree funds. The longtime lawmaker represents a 1st District that is studded with Air Force, Army and Navy facilities and tens of thousands of military veterans. Public works projects are under way to accommodate even more military personnel. So it wasn't surprising to hear him say, after his appointment was announced, that "I don't believe we're going to see the budget of the country balanced on the backs of those who wore the uniform." And this: "I will work to make sure those who have worn the uniform of the country have the benefits they have earned." But he also acknowledg ed the need to rein in spendin g, even at the Department of Veterans Affairs. "There w ill be cuts," he said. "We ju st have to agree on where th ey will be." People other than Mill er think they know where t he cuts should be. Tom Philpott, the Dai ly News'Military Upda te columnist, reported Dec. 4: "Military retirees age 65 an d older who rely on TRICAR E for Life as a golden insuran ce supplement to Medica re would face higher out-o fpocket costs if Congre ss adopts the final plan of t he National Commission o n Fiscal Responsibility an d Reform." Philpott added that t he commission wants a ta sk force to "re-evaluate" feder al retirement plans with t he goal of saving $70 billio n over 10 years. Some budget-cutters wa nt to target military retiree be nefits, even if Miller doesn't The congressman has o ur hearty congratulations on h is appointment. We hope he 'll be able to balance, to t he country's benefit, today 's competing drives to cut mo re and spend more. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. 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 Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 5A Pictures show extensive damage to the port side of the vessel, and clear signs of damage to the channel marker as well. The pictures also show empty beer bottles on the boat, including one in the cup holder of the console that was opened, "perspiring" and still "cool to the touch" according to incident reports from the Sebastain Police Department. Witnesses at the restaurant also stated that Carlson left the dock and put the 21foot Pro-Line bay boat up on plane within 50 yards of the marina. Additionally, Annie Noethlich, in her taped statement, said that she had made the comment that Carlson was driving to o fast just before the acc ident. In the search warrant, t he investigating offic er described Carlson as "co nfrontational" an d "impaired" and that he h ad refused to give blood for an alcohol test until he w as confronted with a forc ed blood withdrawal by of ficers. Scott Noethlich stat ed that he offered to drive t he boat, but Carlson refused. "Before we got started I was behind the wheel, b ut Jeff took over the whee l. Jeff can be a little difficu lt in that respect," Noethli ch states in taped statement.. Carlson pleaded n ot guilty to the charges, and is scheduled for another doc ket call on Jan. 6. Continued from page 1A pre-med scholarship is impressive, but not as impressive as the scholarships they both could get if they raise their ACTscores just a few more points. "We both need to get a 27 or keep a 3.5 GPA," said Au Yang. The duo are both up for a total of $64,000 of scholarship money if they can perfect their already impressive scores. "I made a 25 on the last one," Au Yang said. Hamilton scored a 23 on her last ACT. Hamilton is already scheduled to retake the ACTafter the winter break; Au Yang is planning to take the test again before the school year is complete. "I can't procrastinate," said Au Yang. "I'm so busy with school work and everything so I have to stay on top of things. It's a lot of money and it will really help." The students credit being at the top of their class to their families and the CROP administrators. With an entire year left in their high school careers, the two have amble opportunity to excel even further. Continued from page 2A Benton's appointment t o the CJSTC comes p aired with another h onor. The Florida S heriff's Association has s elected Benton as the n ewest member to the C ommission for Florida L aw Enforcement A ccreditation. The comm ission consists of 13 v oluntary members, of w hich only four members a re current sheriffs. Members of the comm ission serve two year t erms with a maximum of t hree consecutive terms a nd act as the accrediting b ody for Florida law e nforcement agencies. T he commission is in place to establish unif orm law enforcement g eneral standards t hroughout the state of F lorida and develop clear, w orkable and practical s tandards. These standards task a gency personnel with b eing accountable to the c onstituency in which t hey serve and institute s tandards representing c urrent professional law e nforcement practices. The accreditation comm ission promotes confid ence in the goals, polic ies and practices of the l aw enforcement agency a nd to implement a prog ram in Florida that a scertain standards for a ccreditation without m aking it unaffordable f or agencies to reach n ational accreditation stat us. Continued from page 2A "We asked him how could we help and here we are now," said Boring. The couple and their staff provided baked goods, sodas and bags of little trinkets and toys for each of the 87 kids at the club. Among the volunteers that baked and prepared the party foods were Gina Bexley, Marie Castilow, Lisa Lucas, Gayle Labonawitz and of course Santa and his elf. "The spend the day or night before making all these goodies and then we bring them down for the kids," Boring said. The kitchen was loaded with food and beverages for the kids and the volunteers smiled brightly as the kids had a good time. "The agents donate all the money for this event and then Chip and I match whatever they have. It's a good event and it's gotten bigger each year," said Linda Boring. After the party, Santa and his elf made an appearance greeting the kids with smiles and high-fives. Every child's name was called and they each received a gift from Santa. After dozens of photos and smiles the kids opened gifts and spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying their presents and festivities. Boring and the Remax agents look forward to this continued tradition and allowing children to have some fun while enjoying their holiday. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Boys and Girl club members cheer and yell as Santa crashes their party on Friday afternoon. Santa makes a surprise stop in Sebring APHS students earn hefty scholarships Report: Carlson was confrontational' and impaired' after crash Benton named to pair of boards Highway Park water storage tank maintenance completedLAKE PLACID The personnel of Placid Utilities would like to thank the public for its cooperation during the time work was performed on the Highway Park Utility Storage Tank. All maintenance, repairs and water testing are complete, and the above ground storage tank was back in service at 4 p.m. Dec. 16. Extreme water conserv ation efforts for the Highway Park Utility Water System are rescind ed.City Hall closed for holidaysSEBRING City office s and city hall in Sebring will be closed Friday, Dec 24 and Monday, Dec. 27 for Christmas. They will also be closed Friday, De c. 31 for New Year's. There will be no chang es in garbage pick ups for either holiday. Snapshots Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun

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Page 6ANews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com Dr. Ted Merrill Butts, age 73, passed away Friday, December 17, 2010 in Sebring, Florida. He was born in Webster County, Mississippi to Clint and Vera McKay Butts Curry. Dr. Butts was a Professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, also served as the Chairman of the Department of Education at the University of Alabama at Huntsville; he was a contributing author for Field & Stream Magazine and an avid bass fisherman, he was a member of the Jaycees in Birmingham, Alabama, volunteer for the Samaritans Touch Care Center, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and had been a resident of Avon Park since 1995, coming from Huntsville, Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Jimmie Garner Butts of Avon Park, Florida; sons, Eddy Garner (Donna) of Florence, Alabama, Mark Garner (Ginger) of Bedford, Texas and Charles Garner (Cindy) of Hernando, Mississippi; sisters, Cora Bell Eidson of Eupora, Mississippi and Annie G. Brannon (Mike) of Hernando, Mississippi; brother, Robert Blain Curry (Sara Jane) of Eupora, Mississippi; seven grandchildren, Candis, Drew, Hope, Jordan, John Mark, Bailey and Jamison; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, James Delbert Butts and Jim Hugh Curry and a sister, Joy Kay Hillhouse; and a grandson, Garrett. A visitation will be held Sunday, December 19, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with service following at 3:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Avon Park, with Rev. Jon Beck and Rev. George Hall officiating. There will be a visitation and funeral service on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Walthall Baptist Church in Walthall, Mississippi with service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Willy Weddle officiating. Burial will follow in Eupora City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to World Changers-First Baptist Church, 100 North Lake Avenue, Avon Park, Florida 33825.STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME Avon Park, Florida OLIVER FUNERAL HOME Eupora, MississippiDR. TED MERRILL BUTTS Good Shepherd Hospice needs volunteersSEBRING Want to l earn more about the fulfilli ng experience of volunteeri ng with Good Shepherd H ospice? Good Shepherd H ospice needs volunteers at a ll levels from providing c ompanionship for a hospice p atient to supplying office h elp to facilitating a child ren's grief support group. Plan to attend a free, 90m inute orientation session at 9 :30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 t o learn about the best way y ou can contribute to helpi ng patients and families in H ighlands County as they f ace the challenges of endo f-life issues. All training is free and v olunteers do not need any t ype of prior experience. C all (863) 551-3943 for m ore information or to regist er.Taste of Highlands helps Humane SocietySEBRING Tickets are a vailable at the Humane S ociety, 7321 Haywood T aylor Blvd., for ATaste of H ighlands County on S unday, Jan. 30. The event w ill be at the Bert J. Harris J r. Agriculture Center. All $25 ticket donations g oe to the shelter. Call 6551 522 or 273-0049 for tickets. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill have NFLBig Ticket on t he screen with kickoff set f or 1 p.m. today. Karaoke by B ildi is from 5-8 p.m. T uesday. For more informat ion, call 452-9853. The Highlands County M oose Lodge will have a m eeting at noon today. M usic by Jo and Jackie R ivers is at 3 p.m. C hildren's Christmas is also today. House Committee meets at 6 p.m. Monday Officers meet at 7 p.m. General meeting is at 7:30 p.m. WOTM will have its second monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. WOTM and LOOM meet at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 452-0579. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have a LOOM meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The WOTM meet at 7 p.m. House Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. and the LOOM general meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 465-0131.Recreation Club plans shuffleboard tournamentSEBRING _The Sebring Recreation Club will have its County Shuffleboard Tournament at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Entry fee is $5. SEBRING RECREATION CLUB Play six games/payout for winners. Bring your own lunch. Anyone living in Highlands County or a member of a club within Highlands County is eligible to play.Bountiful Blessings plans Christmas concertSEBRING Bountiful Blessings Church of God, 820 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., is hosting a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26. For information, contact Andrea Mathis at 471-3118.Drum Circle plays todaySEBRING The Primal Connection Drum Circle is now at a new location, behind the Sebring Civic Center overlooking Lake Jackson. The group will gather from 3-5 p.m. today. Bring a chair or blanket. Bring an instrument if you have one. Bring something to drink. Bring a friend. This event is open to all ages. No experience necessary. Some percussion instruments will be available for the public to use. For more information contact Fred Leavitt, Primal Connection, by phone at 402-8238, or by e-mail fred@primalconnection.org.SALT meets TuesdaySEBRING The Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at the Children's Advocacy Center, 1000 S. Highlands Ave. The meeting, hosted by Chief Tom Dettman of the Sebring Police Department, will begin at 10 a.m. Charlie Stroup of Hope Hospice will present the program, "Stress of the Holidays". The public is invited to attend and there is no charge, however reservations are requested. To reserve a seat at this presentation contact S.A.L.T. president Janet Tindell of Southern Lifestyles at 443-0747 or Nell Hays of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office at 385-0024. The S.A.L.T. Council is a part of Triad, which is an organization of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff's Association and the AARP. The purpose of this organization is to address the needs of seniors in the community especially as they relate to crime victimization and the fear of crime. S.A.L.T. meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday at 10 a.m. Locations for the meetings rotate throughout Highlands County and are presented by the respective law enforcement agencies based on the meeting site. For more information on future S.A.L.T. meetings or to volunteer for this organization, contact Tindell at 443-0747 or Hays at 3850024.Recreation Club events plannedSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this week: Monday Ladies Social Club 1 p.m. Shuffleboard Scrambles 1:15 p.m. County tournament 9 a.m. Bridge 12:30 p.m. Ping pong 1 p.m. Friday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Mini-shuffleboard tournament 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day, Carry-in dinner.NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet on Tuesday at Homer's Buffet in Sebring Square. Lunch is at 11 a.m., followed by the business meeting at noon. The meeting will include installation of officers for 2011. Entertainment by Hank Mattson, Cracker Cowboy Poet. All current and federal employees (and their spouses) are invited to attend.Antique Appraisal Show comes to YMCASEBRING The Antique Appraisal Show will be at the Highlands County Family YMCAfrom 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Cost is $20 per person (includes lunch catered by Simply Trish and a verbal appraisal of one item). This event is brought to you by Furniture Doctors owned by Jim and Jody Dow with more than 30 years of appraisal experience. Tickets are available at the front desk of the Highlands County Family YMCA. Any questions, call 382-9622. COMMUNITYBRIEFS W inifred C. AllenWinifred "Winnie" C. Allen, 88, of S ebring, died Dec. 11, 2010. She was b orn in Brooklyn, N.Y. and grew up in N ew Jersey and Pennsylvania. She visi ted balmy Miami 55 years ago and n ever returned, moving to Sebring in 1 983. She attended First Baptist Church of S ebring and participated in local organ c lubs in the Sebring area. She is survived by two daughters and a son, Carolyn Melf of Paradise, Calif., J ames Davis of Davie, and Robin M ascari of Fort Worth, Texas, and a g randson. Amemorial service will be held S aturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Morris F uneral Chapel, 307 S. Commerce A ve., Sebring. Interment was at the L akeview Memorial Gardens in Avon P ark beside her husband, Alfred H. A llen, who passed away in 1999. The f amily suggests memorials be sent to H ighlands County Humane Society, 7 910 Airport Rd., Sebring, FL33876 C ondolences may be expressed at w ww.morrisfuneralchapel.com. Mario GiorelloMario Giorello, 86, of Sebring died D ec. 13, 2010. He was a maintenance m an and a musician. He is survived by his beloved partn er, Lillian; children, Anthony and K athleen; and stepchildren, Barbara, L ydia, Cathy, Joanne and Michelle. Arrangements are with Fountain F uneral Home, Avon Park. A udrey JohnsonAudrey Lee Johnson, 71, of Sebring d ied Dec. 17, 2010. Born in Mulberry, s he had been a lifelong resident of A von Park. She worked at the Alberta C rate Company for many years, and a ttended the Apostolic Church of Jesus. She is survived by her husband, D orrel; sons, Robert Smith Jr., Eddie L. S mith and Josh Smith; daughter, Eartha M ae S. Maddock; mother, Cora Lee Brown; brothers, Ernest Brown Jr., Robert Brown, Leon Brown and Robert J. Brown; sisters, Betty Spears, Lilly P. Wooden, Estella McCollough and Sylvia Brown; three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at noon Thursday, Dec. 23 with service to follow at 1 p.m. at Apostolic Church of Jesus, Avon Park. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonnelsonfh.com.Chester KalisChester R. Kalis, 84, of Avon Park died Dec. 16, 2010. Born in West Springfield, Mass., he moved to Avon Park in 1993. He was an electronics engineer for a gas company; of the Catholic faith; and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Leonie; sons, Steven R. Kalis, Thomas E. Kalis, and Frank DeGeronimo; daughters, Lynn A. Nault, Andrea M. Armstrong, Kelly F. Perez, and Kim M. O'Connell; and 12 grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 at Highlands Ridge Club House with Rev. Dale Spung officiating. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.Tracey MooreTracey Moore, 46, of Lake Placid died Dec. 7, 2010. She was a lifelong resident of Lake Placid. She was an environmental services aide with Lake Placid Healthcare. She attended House of Prayer in Action in Lake Placid. She is survived by her mother, Frances Moore; sons, Neric Bullard, Travalier Sholtz, Avonitra Moore and James Moore; daughter, Sheena S. Donaldson; brothers, Dennis Armstead, Leonard Cooper and Johnny Bee Armstead; and sisters, Roberta Moore, Sally Mae Callahan, Geraldine McDonald, Benita Archer and Sharie Bayz. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist in Lake Placid with Pastor Derrick Robertson officiating. Interment will be in Highway Park Cemetery. Swann's Mortuary, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.Ella PooleElla B. Poole, 90, of Avon Park died Dec. 8, 2010. She was a lifelong resident of Avon Park. She owned Poole's Cafe in Avon Park for more than 50 years. She was a member of Apostalic Church of Jesus in Avon Park. She is survived by her sons, Donald Walker and Antonio L. Walker; a daughter, Patricia A. Rivers; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at Apostalic Church of Jesus. Afuneral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at the church with Bishop Stanley Smith officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Avon Park. Swann's Mortuary, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.Curtis ThomasCurtis Thomas, 46, of Sebring died Dec. 11, 2010. Born in Dover, Del., he moved to Sebring as a young child. He is survivved by his father, Curtis Jones; brothers, Johnathan Thomas, Jefrey Jones and Milton Thomas; and sisters, Bridgette Thomas, Clara Pough, Lisa Williams, and Melissa Wilson. Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at Swann Mortuary, Sebring. Afuneral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at the funeral home with Minister Robin Smith officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Cemetery in Sebring. OBITUARIES The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Lacking a single hire to staff Florida's government, incoming Gov. Rick Scott on Friday asked most of Gov. Charlie Crist's administration to rescind their resignations and stay on board for up to three months. The about-face leaves in place agency heads and mid-level staffers from an administration Scott repeatedly criticized from the campaign trail as unresponsive to private business and ill-equipped to foster job growth. Scott's transition team initially asked for hundreds of resignations, more than Crist did when he succeeded former Gov. Jeb Bush. And it's the first public indication from Scott's secretive team of a transition clogged under the leadership of Enu Mainigi, his personal attorney and most important hire to date. The insiders, lobbyists, business owners and former government officials who make up the transition team say time is running out and they fret the slowdown is hurting Scott. Mainigi, a Washington, D.C.-based corporate defense lawyer, disputes there is any clog and challenges accusations that she is being overly protective of Scott. She writes off the criticism as backbiting inherent in the sport of Tallahassee politics. "It is a game," Mainigi said. "One of the reasons we've primarily run the transition outside of Tallahassee is because we don't really want to be distracted by the rumors and the buzz." Friendly and exceedingly bright, Mainigi also inspires fear. Despite discontent among transition committee members and staff, all declined to speak on the record for fear of retribution. Mainigi, 40, advised Scott on the campaign and was quickly hired to run his transition. She acknowledges Scott's administration is well behind the pace set by the previous two governors. She has heard complaints that she's the de facto gatekeeper to Scott and that "we don't know what we don't know." "Maybe that's true," Mainigi said. "Maybe there are things that we don 't know. We'll learn them as we need to learn them." Mainigi acknowledg es she's "fascinated" by t he rumor mill even 500 mil es away in Fort Lauderdal e, where she runs the trans ition from the campaig n offices. During an interview in the state Capitol, she ask ed for names of peop le rumored to be in line f or administration jobs, only to shoot them down one aft er the other. "I've never even met th at person," she said wh en given the name of someo ne on Scott's 189-memb er transition team. Scott's team asked f or resignations from the top 1 0 people in each agenc y. Resignations are tradition al in a transition, but the num ber exceeded Crist's team which limited it to the to p six. Mainigi, who w as on the hiring com mittee of her la w firm, Williams & Connolly, said s he has created a rigo rous process th at requires findin g multiple candidat es for each job to be compar ed to each other. Those slates of cand idates have not come quic kly. ANew York fir m launched a nationwi de search but came back wi th an underwhelming numb er of people willing to give u p their private-sector salari es and move to Florida 's remote state capital. Mainigi said there a re "several terrific candidate s" for top jobs and hoped to announce a Division of Emergency Manageme nt director next week. As part of the proces s, she and Mary Anne Cart er direct a staff of about 1 0 workers. Mainigi said s he consults the top-level trans ition advisory committee f or "big picture advice." "They're not there wor king day to day," Maini gi said of the committe e, which includes several of former Gov. Bush's to p advisers. "Somebody h as got to do all the work." With the holida ys approaching, Scott's tea m started sending lette rs Friday evening to Crist 's administration letting the m know if they would be retained for three months or if their resignations h ad been accepted. Gov.-elect Scott asks Crist team to stay on Scott

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T he pastors and congregation b ecame a source of strength. I was welcomed at the lowe st point in my life," he said. I'll always be grateful." Good with his hands, M iller became the church's u nofficial handyman. One day, trying to hang a d oor by himself, he met J ason Smith who with his w ife, Kimberly Smith, have f ounded the non-profit servi ce Works in Faith. Smith helped him hang the d oor and they talked. "They offered to help me w ith what I needed without e xpecting something in r eturn. It doesn't get any p urer, brother," Miller said. He was so impressed and t hankful that for a time he s erved as a member of their b oard. His financial woes, h owever, continued and he h ad to step aside. In this precarious situation, m ore misfortune fell. Even though he was raisi ng their son, he said his exwife insisted on child support. Miller said he paid it through the years simply to keep peace. Now, however, he was unable to keep up the payments. He said his ex-wife had his license suspended just before Thanksgiving this year. Miller was pulled over and arrested for driving on the suspended license. He spent six days in jail. During those six days his two vehicles and his daughter's car which he was financing were repossessed because he couldn't make the payment from jail. Being locked up was terrifying. He saw one inmate beat down another, was not allowed to take his prescribed sleeping pill, and suffered migraine headaches. The other inmates, he said, hated him because he was restless and loud when he slept. So he tried to stay awake instead. The food was horrible. "At first I thought someone should be fired, then I figured out it was designed like that, to keep people from wanting to come back," Miller said. Bad as it was, however, jail served as a wake up call. Miller knew he had to make more changes. Because of the Smiths' example, Miller began a ministry, showing churches simple business practices that can help them through these difficult times. He also made a solemn pledge to begin tithing any income he received starting with funds left over from the money his father sent him to get out of jail. Ever since then, Miller said, his fortunes have begun to change, slowly, for the better. He still needs to find steady work, and hopes to start a consulting business where he can pass on the business lessons he's learned over the years. But, he and his son remain close and still live together. And if he's riding a bicycle instead of driving a car, he said smiling, at least he's getting back into shape. The Works in Faith telephone number is 382-4332. Continued from page 1A Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County S heriff's Office is proud to announce its coll aboration with the Board of County C ommissioners, Tax Collector and Clerk of C ourts to facilitate yet another successful y ear of the Rudolph Round Up. With the holiday season fast approaching, H ighlands County's governmental agencies j oined forces to make this Christmas special f or the less fortunate in our surrounding comm unities. The Rudolph Round Up is a prog ram designed to give back to the communit y. Christmas time can be difficult for some f amilies who are not able to provide lavish g ifts for the children in their care. This is w here the Rudolph Round Up steps in to help k eep the magic of Christmas alive in the h earts of children within the community. Members of the Sheriff's Office along with t he Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts and Tax Collector went on to sponsor 50 children from Highlands County who are currently in foster care. The names of children were distributed to each office for sponsorship by individuals, families and divisions within the agency. Atoy drive was also done simultaneously with the child sponsorship, in which over 10 dozen toys were collected to be distributed to children in group home settings for Christmas. It goes without saying that the gifts brought together by the Sheriff's Office and the other agencies might be the only gifts these children receive this year. In total, nearly 1,080 children are in foster care between Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties. The Rudolph Round Up is geared to provide Christmas gifts for children in all three neighboring counties. With the partnership of agencies and individuals across the counties it was reported that the wish lists of all of the children were sponsored. Rudolph Round Up a success f or ACS and Hammortree's f und. Students walked t hroughout the day, excludi ng their lunch period. Some e ven walked multiple times. "We've had a few out here e very block. I wonder where t hey are getting all this m oney from?" Foster joked. The event also had refreshm ents and an art table for the s tudents to enjoy. Seventhg rader Brian Cuscuna was h ard at work behind the conc ession stand selling water, c andy, and other snacks for t he worked up students. "He's been out here every b lock, he's working so hard. T hey all are doing something s o great," said Foster. Art teacher Rhoda Ross w as busy at her table painting f aces and temporally tattooi ng students. The kids had to p ay $1 for artwork and wait i n the lengthy line for the fun a nd funky images, but they d id not seem to mind. Foster reported on Friday e vening that the total money r aised was $2,085, all of w hich benefits the cause. Foster and her team were quite pleased with the participation and the outcome and plan to hold two more relays after the winter break. For more information about Lindsey Hammortree visit lindseygreaterthancancer.com or contact Foster at 471-5700. Continued from page 2A News Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Kayla Harnage (seated left) takes a break from the relay to get some artwork done. Art teacher Rhoda Ross (right) spent the day drawing, painting, and stenciling on students during their walks. SMS students walk for a cause Miller turning life around with help News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS John Miller holds up one of his tattered t-shirts as a reminder of his two year funk', when he couldn't wear anything else. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Page 8ANews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com GOOD FRIENDS. GOOD TIMES. GOOD HEALTH. GOOD FOOD. GOOD FORTUNE. Glad tidings to you and yours at this special time of year.Happy Holiday to all our patients and families From your Friends at Bowyer Physical Therapy MERRY CHRISTMAS TOALLand to all a Goodnight! Punchin Drillin Trenchin Quality Dewatering Since 1992Jesus gave the world the gift of himself, the gift that gives forever. May your Christmas be wrapped in the blessings of His love. The free gift of God is eternal Life in Christ Jesus, our Lord.Ž Romans 6:23M M I D S T A T ED E W A T E R I N G , I N C8 6 3 3 8 5 2 1 2 2 Acapulco8871s Berlin2623sn Calgary12-11c Dublin3728pc Edmonton3-18c Freeport7655c Geneva4342c Hong Kong7062s Jerusalem5945c Kiev2420sf London3425p c Montreal2516p c Nice5344p c Ottawa2613s f Quebec239p c Rio de Janeiro8676p c Sydney7759s h Toronto2814s f Vancouver4227c Winnipeg14-3s f Albuquerque5539pc5937pc5637pc Atlanta4632s5339s5844c Baltimore3522pc3220pc3624sn Birmingham5028s5844s6246sh Boston3629pc3525sn3932sn Charlotte4521s5030s4835r Cheyenne4628sn4728c3925pc Chicago2318pc3225sn3520sn Cleveland2617sf2521c3220sf Columbus2617pc3024c3520sf Dallas6045s7748pc7045s Denver5435c5725c4926pc Detroit2718sf2721c3219c Harrisburg3219pc3321pc3323c Honolulu7667r7870r8069sh Houston6348s7359pc7456pc Indianapolis2820pc3327sn3721sn Jacksonville5635s6139s6848pc Kansas City4027c4526c3822pc Lexington3219pc3733c4326sn Little Rock5230pc5146c6138c Los Angeles6054r5754r5850r Louisville3224pc3935sn4429sn Memphis4831pc5449c6038sh Miami7457pc7459s7760s Minneapolis143pc1914sn2615sn Nashville4024pc5040c5133sh New Orleans5940s6657s7458c New York City3527c3426pc3729c Norfolk3627sn3625s4130c Oklahoma City5234s6738pc5732pc Philadelphia3825pc3622pc3627c Phoenix6952pc7254pc7453pc Pittsburgh2413pc2519c3217sf Portland3422pc3220sn3426sn Raleigh4224s4527s4633r Rochester2519sf3221sf3120c St.Louis3625pc4432c4127c San Francisco5646r5445r5446r Seattle4231r4235r4235sh Tampa6943s6749s7053s Washington, DC3623pc3624pc3827sn Weather History Heat index ¨ Five-Day forecast for Highlands County High 69/Low 43High 70/Low 47High 73/Low 51High 74/Low 55High 74/Low 51 W inds:NNW at 6-12 mph.Winds:NE at 6-12 mph.Winds:S at 4-8 mph.Winds:NNW at 7-14 mph.Winds:NNE at 6-12 mph.TODAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAY A blend of sun and clouds Mostly sunny Mostly sunny and beautiful Clouds and sun, a shower possible Plenty of sunshine AccuWeather UVIndexTMThe higher the UV index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2, Low;3-5, Moderate;6-7, High; 8-10, Very High;11+ Extreme9 a.m.11 a.m.1 p.m.3 p.m.5 p.m. 01431 U.S.cities World cities Florida citiesWeather ( W ): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. CityHiLoWCityHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWFor 3 p.m.today For today Dry weather is usually in the cards at Las Vegas, Nev., but a rare heavy rainstorm hit the city on Dec. 19, 1984. Relative humidity ....................56% Expected air temperature ........66¡ Makes it feel like ......................67¡ Sun and moon Moon phases FullLastNewFirst Dec 21Dec 27Jan 4Jan 12 Washington W a s h i n g t o n 36/23 3 6 / 2 3 New York N e w Y o r k 35/27 3 5 / 2 7 Miami M i a m i 74/57 7 4 / 5 7 Atlanta A t l a n t a 46/32 4 6 / 3 2 Detroit D e t r o i t 27/18 2 7 / 1 8 Houston H o u s t o n 63/48 6 3 / 4 8 Chicago C h i c a g o 23/18 2 3 / 1 8 Minneapolis M i n n e a p o l i s 14/3 1 4 / 3 Kansas City K a n s a s C i t y 40/27 4 0 / 2 7 El Paso E l P a s o 66/43 6 6 / 4 3 Denver D e n v e r 54/35 5 4 / 3 5 Billings B i l l i n g s 24/17 2 4 / 1 7 Los Angeles L o s A n g e l e s 60/54 6 0 / 5 4 San Francisco S a n F r a n c i s c o 56/46 5 6 / 4 6 Seattle S e a t t l e 42/31 4 2 / 3 1 Washington 36/23 New York 35/27 Miami 74/57 Atlanta 46/32 Detroit 27/18 Houston 63/48 Chicago 23/18 Minneapolis 14/3 Kansas City 40/27 El Paso 66/43 Denver 54/35 Billings 24/17 Los Angeles 60/54 San Francisco 56/46 Seattle 42/31 Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation.Temperature bands ar e highs for the day.Forecast high and low temperatures are given for selected citie s. A major storm system will continue to pound much of the West today.Rain will douse the coastline, with the heaviest rainfall targeting California, which could trigger localized flooding problems.Snow will blanket the Cascades, Sierra Nevada and northern Rockies, while showers dampen the southern parts of the Intermountain West.A system emerging onto the Plains will bring a bit of snow to South Dakota into Iowa as well. High pressure will build over the Midwest. National Forecast for December 19 A blend of sun and clouds today.Clear and chilly tonight.Mostly sunny tomorrow.Tuesday:mostly sunny and beautiful. Wednesday:times of clouds and sun with a shower possible.Thursday: plenty of sunshine. Avon Park Tallahassee Jacksonville St.Petersburg Miami Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus 71/43 71/43 71/43 70/43 56/32 56/35 67/47 74/57 69/43Shown is today's weather.Temperatures are today's highs and tonight's lows Regional forecast Water restrictions Almanac Farm reportA blend of sun and clouds today.Winds northnorthwest 6-12 mph.Expect 3-6 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 75% and poor drying conditions. FRONTS Shower s T-storm Rain Flurries Snow Ice Cold Warm StationaryDaytona Beach6444pc6543s6951s Ft.Laud.Bch7556pc7359s7660s Fort Myers7147pc7051s7455s Gainesville6033s6340s6748s Homestead AFB7453pc7356s7658s Jacksonville5635s6139s6848pc Key West7360pc7062s7465s Miami7457pc7459s7760s Orlando6746pc6846s7252s Pensacola5737s6152s6957c Sarasota6645s6748s7152s Tallahassee5632s6239s7053pc Tampa6943s6749s7053s W.Palm Bch7354pc7155s7655sTemperature(Readings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid)High Tuesday ..........................52 Low Tuesday ............................20 High Wednesday ....................58 Low Wednesday ......................25 High Thursday ........................74 Low Thursday ..........................37 Precipitation Tuesday ..............................0.00" Wednesday ........................0.00" Thursday ............................0.00" Month to date ......................0.34" Year to date ......................55.16" Barometer Tuesday ..............................30.12 Wednesday ........................30.10 Thursday ............................30.10 Tides(Readings at St.Petersburg)High ............................11:30 p.m. Low ..............................7:08 a.m. High ....................................none Low ......................................none(Readings at Palm Beach)High ..............................6:58 a.m. Low ............................12:12 a.m. High ..............................6:58 p.m. Low ............................12:43 p.m. Lake Levels Lake Jackson ....................78.36' Lake Okeechobee ..............12.54' Normal ..............................14.51' TodaySunrise ....7:08 a.m. Sunset ......5:38 p.m. Moonrise ..4:13 p.m. Moonset ....5:27 a.m. MondaySunrise ....7:08 a.m. Sunset ......5:39 p.m. Moonrise ..5:10 p.m. Moonset ....6:26 a.m.If your address (house number) ends in... ...0 or 1, water only on Monday ...2 or 3, water only on Tuesday ...4 or 5, water only on Wednesday ...6 or 7, water only on Thursday ...8 or 9*, water only on Friday and locations without a discernible address TodayTodayNational summary:Regional summary: Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather,Inc. 2010 -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sAccuWeather.com

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When Ben Franklin famously wrote, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," I'm pretty sure he wasn't warning his readers about the perils of cyber crime. But in today's world of phishing, shoulder-surfing and computer spyware, his advice h its home. It's a sad reality that some people w ill rip you off if you give them an o pportunity. Just as you take safety p recautions when handling cash, so s hould you be vigilant when using c redit or debit payment cards for p urchases, whether the transaction is i n person on online. Here are tips for protecting your a ccount information and avoiding p ayment card scams: Prevent online intrusions. Use u pdated anti-virus and anti-spyware s oftware, only download information f rom trusted sites and don't click p op-up windows or suspicious links i n emails. These can all be tricks to i nstall spyware, which can record y our keystrokes to obtain account or o ther confidential information. Use secure websites. When p urchasing items online, look for s afety symbols such as the padlock i con in the browser's status bar, an s" after "http" in the URL, or the w ords "Secure Sockets Layer" ( SSL). These are signs that the merc hant is using a secure page for t ransmitting personal information. Protect personal information. N ever provide sensitive information, s uch as credit card or bank account n umbers, passwords, Social Security n umber, driver's license, or a ddress/phone by mail, phone or e mail unless you initiated the communication. Report requests for personal information to your card issuer by calling the number on the back of your card. Be wary of "free trial" offers. Take time to read and understand all terms and conditions. Pay particular attention to any pre-checked boxes in online offers before submitting an order. Failing to un-check the boxes may bind you to terms and conditions you don't want. Track account activity. Regularly review credit card and bank statements and report any suspicious or unauthorized charges to the financial institution or card issuer. Ask whether your credit or debit card offers "zero liability," which means you won't be responsible for unauthorized or fraudulent purchases. Transaction alerts. Sign up for e-mail or text message transaction alerts from your bank to keep track of purchases. These alerts are triggered when the transaction meets certain criteria you select; for example, purchases over a certain dollar amount. In addition, banks generally will contact you if they spot unusual activity, such as multiple large purchases made within a short time frame or from different geographic areas. Afew other quick tips: Create strong, random passwords and change them regularly. Shield keypads from the eyes of "shoulder surfers" at stores and ATMs. Review receipts for accuracy before signing and retain them for your records. There are many great resources where you can learn how to protect your personal and account information and prevent fraud, including: The National Cyber Security Alliance's www.StaySafeOnline.org is filled with tips for safe Internet use. The Federal Trade Commissionf's ID, Theft, Privacy and Security page offers extensive information about identity theft, privacy and information security at www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/d ata.shtm. Visa Inc. offers VisaSecuritySense (www.visasecuritysense.com), which contains tips on preventing fraud online, in stores and at ATMs, spotting deceptive marketing practices, and more. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. Go to www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney. BUSINESS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, December 19, 2010 Make sure you are cyber secure Personal Finance Jason Alderman By EILEEN AJ CONNELLYAPPersonal Finance Write r NEWYORK T he Federal Reserve o n Thursday proposed a 1 2cent cap on the fees ban ks would be allowed to charge merchants f or debit card transactions, a limit that some estima te could cut up to 90 perce nt of the revenue collect ed through such fees. Shares of Visa Inc. an d MasterCard Inc. slid mo re than 10 percent after t he proposals were made pu blic. Capping debit inte rchange fees, sometim es called swipe fees, wou ld help merchants. Under t he existing system, the F ed said the average fee in 2009 was 44 cents p er transaction, or 1.14 pe rcent of the transactio n. When the customer sign ed for the purchase in t he same way they would f or a credit card purchas e, known as signature deb it, the average fee was 5 6 cents, or 1.53 percent of the transaction amount. The proposal al so would require that me rchants have a choice of unrelated networks to process transactions, li ke Visa and MasterCar d. That could cut into re venue for those compani es by allowing other ne tworks to process transa ctions now handled by t he two biggest players in t he industry. Fed proposes 12-cent cap on merchant debit fees See DEBIT, page 2A Metro Services Failing to ensure security while online could have costly consequences.

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By JEANNINE AVERSA APEconomics WriterWASHINGTON The y ear's end is always a frantic t ime for tax preparers. This y ear, it's more frenetic than u sual. The tax-cut bill that gained f inal approval in Congress l ate Thursday, coming so late i n the year, has whipped up a m ild panic for accountants, p ayroll staffs and anyone else w ho handles taxes. The Internal Revenue S ervice released new taxw ithholding tables Friday, a l ittle more than two weeks b efore the new year begins. B ut payroll processors say t he delay in the withholding s chedules means the wrong a mounts may be taken out of m any workers'paychecks in t he first few weeks of J anuary. Accounting firms are rushi ng to advise clients, master t he tax-code revisions and u pdate software. Details have been in flux. A nd nerves on edge. Jim Bolek, an executive at B asic Payrolls Plus in Grand R apids, Mich., which p rocesses paychecks at 400 c ompanies, says the delay in t he 2011 tax-withholding t ables has been giving him h eartburn. "It's a huge headache," Bolek says. "Just sitting here waiting gives us a ton of stress. The longer we wait, the bigger the headache." The IRS said it recognizes that late-in-the-year changes in the tax code pose problems for payrolls. It said employers should start using the new tax-withholding tables by Jan. 31. If employers withhold too much in taxes during January, they should repay workers by the end of March, the IRS said. The bill will, among other things, extend income-tax cuts for two years; renew long-term unemployment aid; reduce workers'Social Security taxes in 2011; and let companies increase writeoffs for capital investments next year. The pace of activity inside accounting and payroll offices has intensified because the changes are coming so late in the year. The new withholding tables determine how much take-home pay ends up in paychecks starting next month. In most years, payroll processors and tax preparers say, they receive the IRS' withholding tables around mid-November. "It's really coming down to the wire," says Harry Buckley, chief executive officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. Kathy Pickering, executive director of the Tax Institute at H&R Block, notes, "It's not just a matter of, flip a switch and you're ready to go." Starting next week, Bolek's company must begin to cut January 2011 paychecks for some clients. Because the withholding tables came out so late, the January checks will probably be processed using the old 2010 tables. That means too much money could be taken out of many workers'paychecks. "People are anxious," says Dennis Danilewicz, senior director of payroll services at New York University's Langone Medical Center and past president of the American Payroll Association. IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman warned lawmakers earlier this month not to wait until 2011 after taxpayers have begun filing returns to make retroactive changes. Doing so would pose an "unprecedented and daunting operational challenge" for the IRS and taxpayers, he said. Shulman's biggest concern was a legislative "patch" that would spare 20 million taxpayers from the alternative minimum tax. The AMTis designed to ensure that highincome people don't use deductions and credits to avoid income tax. Its income thresholds have never been pegged to inflation, so each year Congress fixes the AMTto spare many middle-income people from tax increases. The network giants could s ee further revenue hits from b anks that try to extract conc essions based on the sharp f ee cuts, said Thomas M cCrohan, an analyst for J anney Capital Markets. The n etworks set the interchange r ates but the fees are paid to t he banks that issue debit c ards bearing the Visa or M asterCard logos. The revenue hit could be b etween 70 and 90 percent of t he fees currently paid, said J eff Tassey, executive direct or of the Electronic P ayments Coalition, a group t hat represents banks, credit u nions, payment networks a nd card processors. "It's a massive reduction," h e said. Wall Street was e xpecting a 60 percent cut, s aid McCrohan. Bank stocks were largely u naffected by the news, but s hares of Visa slid $9.75, or 1 2.7 percent, to close at $ 67.19. MasterCard shares p lunged $25.73, or 10.3 perc ent, to close at $223.49. Fed staff members said a s wipe-fee cap probably w ouldn't translate into lower p rices for consumers, except i n some highly competitive m arkets. It may, however, r esult in banks cutting back o n debit card reward programs or searching for other ways to offset the impact of lower fees. The proposal was made to enact a provision known as the Durbin Amendment that was part of the financial regulatory overhaul bill that became law in July. The provision requires that interchange fees be "reasonable and proportional" to banks' costs for processing transactions. Critics noted that the Fed did not allow for the costs of fraud prevention and detection in setting the cap. "For a smaller institution, fraud prevention costs and fraud costs, for the most part are the costs," said Bill Cheney, CEO of the Credit Union National Association. The law exempts banks and credit unions with market capitalizations under $10 billion. But industry representatives questioned how the exemption would be enforced, and said it could result in merchants refusing to accept debit cards issued by smaller institutions because those transactions would cost more. The limit would not apply to interchange fees for credit cards, which were not addressed in the financial overhaul. The National Retail Federation was among merchant groups that praised the proposal, saying fee limits "would result in lower costs for merchants and could lead to discounts for their customers." The American Bankers Association had a vastly different take, charging that the cap would "essentially relieve retailers of paying their fair share" for debit card transactions. Visa said that the Fed's proposal of "artificial" caps on fees doesn't take into consideration the value of merchants being able to accept debt cards and the costs of running a debit network. It added in a statement that "the proposed routing and exclusivity alternatives put retailer profits ahead of consumer protection, choice and convenience." McCrohan, the analyst at Janney, said the portion of the proposal that could require two networks for each type of transaction would create a hugely complicated system. "That just makes people's heads hurt," he said. "How is that going to work exactly?" MasterCard issued a stat ement saying that the Fed 's proposal fails to consider t he full range of costs incurr ed by issuers to operate the ir debit card programs, and th at it plans to file formal com ments in the coming weeks as part of the public comme nt period. "Experience demonstrat es that consumers, not banks, or payment networks are t he biggest losers as a result of this regulation," Noah Hun t, MasterCard's general couns el said in a statement. "Th is type of price control is mi sguided and anti-competitiv e, and in the end is harmful to consumers." The Federal Reserve w ill accept comments on the pr oposed rule through Feb. 2 2. The proposal must be fina lized by April 21, and wou ld take effect three months late r. In the meantime, the fig ht over interchange fees m ay return to Congress. "We' re deeply troubled by t he approach taken and essentia lly the direction Congre ss went in," said Kenne th Clayton, general counsel f or the American Banke rs Association, a lobby grou p. "We clearly think the iss ue needs to be revisited." Page 2BNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com NOTICE OF CITY OF SEBRING ELECTIONQUALIFYING, EARLY VOTING, CLOSING OF VOTER REGISTRATION ROLLS AND SIGNATURE UPDATE INFORMATION Kathy Haley, CMC, City Clerk Notice is hereby given that the City of Sebring will hold an election on March 8, 2011 to elect a Mayor, City Clerk and three Councilmembers. This will be for a three-year term. The qualifying period begins Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. and ends Friday, January 14, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. To qualify, the candidate must be a legally qualified voter and a permanent resident of the City of Sebring. Qualifying must be done at Sebring City Hall, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. The precincts open on election day are as follows: Precinct 7 & 11S … Sebring Elks Lodge … 2618 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring Precinct 8 & 15S … Sebring Recreation Club … 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring Precinct 9 … Boys & Girls Club … 111 N. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Sebring Precinct 10 … Sebring Masonic Lodge … 1809 Home Avenue, Sebring Early voting for the City of Sebring will be from Monday, February 21, 2011 through Friday, March 4, 2011 (excluding Saturday and Sunday) starting at 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office located at 580 South Commerce Avenue, Room 201A, Sebring, FL. The voter registration books will close on February 7, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions about voter registration, polling locations or absentee ballots please call the Supervisor of Elections office at (863) 402-6655. If your signature has changed since you registered to vote, you may need to provide a signature update to the Elections office. Signatures on petitions and absentee ballots are always checked against the original voter registration signature, and it is the responsibility of the voter to be sure the signature is updated when it changes. If you need to update your signature, please call the Elections Office at (863) 402-6655 to have a form sent to you. BEST PRICES AROUND! 2833 Hwy 27 S. € Avon Park (863) 453-CART(2278) We Accept Most Major Credit Cards! 2007 Electric Golf Cart $1875 2008 Electric Golf Cart $2275 includes charger, windshield, rear curtain BATTERIES SALE TIRES 6 VOLT American Golf Cart, Inc. Continued from page 1B BUSINESS Debit card fees for merchants would drop under Fed proposal Metro Services A proposal to limit debit card fees could cut 70 90 percent of the fees currently paid. Accountants on edge over tax-cut changes

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Oct. 28Timothy C. Kelly to Gary O. French, L10-12 PT L9 Blk 87 Lakewood Terraces, $96,000. Gary French to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L10-12 PT L9 Blk 87 Lakewood Terraces, $67,200. Highlands County to Duckwood Holdings, L24 Blk 12 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7, $2,900. Highlands County to Duckwood Holdings, L38 Blk 190 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec. 17, $3,100. Michael Darrell Dillard to Wells Fargo Bank, L5 Blk 737 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 25R1, $86,800. Carly Althoff to David Briley, L6/7 PT L5 Blk 91 Lake Lillian Sec. Highlands Lakes Unit 1, $84,400. David Briley to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L6/7 PT L5 Blk 91 Lake Lillian Sec. Highlands Lakes Unit 1, $174,600. Double G&R Investments to Rhenius Wilfred Revales, L254/255 Sebring Ranchettes Sec. A, $71,000. Sebring Main Street Inc. to Highlands Independent Bank, L11 Blk 48 Town of Sebring, $56,000. Shannon L. Root to Bank of America, L25 Heiring's Sub, $55,000. Highlands Independent Bank to Robert L. Payne, Or Bk. 1616 Pg. 1410/Others, $1,605,000. Clifford M. Ables III to Wauchula State Bank, L10 Blk 58 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5, $130,409.42. Margaret E. Ellerbee to Midflorida Credit Union, Dwelling 2-A Interlake Apartments, $25,000. Howard Williams to KG Industries Inc., L6 Blk 9 Sebring Ridge Sec. G, $7,100.Oct. 29Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L12 Blk 15 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 4, $6,800. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L9 Blk 131 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 12, $5,700. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L24 Blk 326 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $4,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L4 Blk 337 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $3,400. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L33 Blk 341 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $4,000. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L8 Blk 118 Placid Lakes Sec. 9, $2,100. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L29 Blk 42 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 2, $2,800. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L38 Blk 42 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 2, $2,900. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L9 Blk 15 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 4, $2,100. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L19 Blk 21 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 4, $1,400. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L4 Blk 26 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 4, $2,800. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L7 Blk 26 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 4, $2,600. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L29 Blk 123 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 9, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L4 Blk 129 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 9, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L6 Blk 132 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 12, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L12 Blk 132 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 12, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L15 Blk 132 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 12, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L9 Blk 135 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 12, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L11 Blk 126 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 13, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L25 Blk 141 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 15, $3,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L5 Blk 157 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 15, $2,800. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L14 Blk 162 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 16, $1,700. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L15 Blk 154 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $2,800. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L4 Blk 156 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $2,900. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L18 Blk 234 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $3,200. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L2 Blk 235 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $3,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L3 Blk 235 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $3,100. Jean C. Cummings to Michelle Ayala, L7 Blk A Crescent View Sub/Others, $68,000. Roger A. Hanner to Alger W. Arkwood, L44 Valencia Acres Sub, $39,500. Stelio Minano to Randall P. Hutchins, L9 Blk 507 Sebring Manor, $20,000. Randall P. Hutchins to Stelio Minano, L9 Blk 507 Sebring Manor, $15,000. Wells Fargo Financial System Florida Inc. to Katherine L. Peneau, L69 Blk 143 PT Placid Lakes Sec. 11 Resub, $55,000. Tracy Goodwin to Bank of America, L434 Golf Hammock Unit V, $95,200. Gabriele K. Gibbs to Bank of America, L9 Watersedge, $48,100. Tyra Watson to Doris M. Johnston, L17 Blk 38 Placid Lakes Sec. 4, $90,000. Sinesio Orlando Cuevas to Pedro Jorge Quinones-Diaz, L1 PT L2 Blk 88B Kenilworth Park, $40,000. Doris M. Goldsberry to Francis C. Hackett, L41B Prairie Oaks Phase I, $75,000. Doug J. Lemler to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L9 Lake Angelo Hts., $123,000. Douglas Krueger to Gladys Nell Aguilar, L13 Blk 142 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $73,500. Gladys Nell Aguilar to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L13 Blk 142 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $72,600. Adalia Orbie to Power Financial Credit Union, L198 West Sebring Est. Sec. B, $25,000. Bank of New York to Louis W. Mack III, L2 Blk 17 Oak Beach Colony, $54,000. Daniel G. Albritton to Steven A. Lenz, L59 Avon Acres Unit II, $220,000. Steven A. Lenz to Daniel G. Albritton, L59 Avon Acres Unit II, $220,000. Augustin L. Torre to Troy Hawkins, L17 Sunshine Acres, $110,000. Nancy Hawkins to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L17 Sunshine Acres, $88,000. Henry Delk to Bank of America, L197 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. D, $142,500. David C. Smith to Danny R. Geier, L93 Sebring Falls, $55,000. Adele Salerno to Charles J.Hallerbach, L93B Vantage Pointe Sub Phase II, $140,000. Jason E. Rink to Raymond Acebo Jr., L47/48 Kissimmee River Shores Sub, $10,000. Mary R. Snyder to Larry A. Lunn, L13 Blk 8 Golfview Est., $70,000. Jason E. Rink to Leonard C. Turrito, L1 Blk 1 Sand Beach Sub, $25,000. Virginia A. Henderson to Richard A. Revels, PT L22-24 Westmont Place, $10,000. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com PRE-RESOLUTION SALENow Thru End of Year! 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The settlement with the estate of Jeffry Picower was detailed Friday in Manhattan court papers. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called it "a truly historic settlement" and a "game changer for Madoff's victims." Bharara said roughly half of the $20 billion in principle lost by victims has been now recovered. Barbara Picower, representing her late husband's estate, entered into the agreement with the U.S. attorney's office. She said in a statement that her husband was "in no way complicit" with Madoff's fraud. She said the estate would "return every penny received" through Madoff investments. Picower drowned after suffering a heart attack in the swimming pool of his Palm Beach mansion on Oct. 25, 2009. Madoff trustee reaches $7.2 billion settlement News-Sun classified ads get results! Call 385-6155

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 5B OPEN MON-FRI 9 5:30 SAT 10 3 CLOSED SUN READERS CHOICE 5 YEARS IN A ROW PEOPLES CHOICE 9 YEARS IN A ROW TOP 100 IN USA 5 YEARS IN A ROW AR T BOOKS € Misc. Supplies40% OFFALLGIVE ART SUPPLIES FOR CHRISTMAS TO YOUR YOUNG ARTIST HUNDREDS OF ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGSFROM 8 X 10S TO 36Ž X 48Ž50% OFFFLORIDA ARTISTS PAINTINGS ON SALE NOW 40%40% ART BOOKS CHRISTMAS CUSTOMFRAMING DEADLINE IS WED DEC 22ND 3PM* WE STOCK OVER 300 FRAME STYLES & 600 MAT COLORS UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS€ VASES € LAMPS € SCULPTURE € CLOCKS € FLORALS € DECOR Please Give To The Food Bank For Those Less Fortunate. By CURTANDERSON APLegal Affairs WriterMIAMI Afederal judge expressed supp ort Friday for a new $1.5 billion E nvironmental Protection Agency plan to r educe pollution-laden farm runoff that is c hoking the fragile Everglades. He urged state o fficials to cooperate rather than mount unnece ssary delays. U.S. District Judge Alan Gold, who in April t hreatened the EPAwith contempt of court over t he chronic water problems, told agency offic ials he will use his authority to help implem ent the new plan quickly. The proposal i ncludes construction of thousands of acres of w ater treatment areas and new, tougher permits f or huge sugar farms and others that discharge w ater into the Everglades. "We have to do everything we can to save w hat's left of the Everglades," Gold said duri ng a three-hour hearing. "It is time now to key u p all of these issues and address them." Coinciding with the hearing, Interior S ecretary Ken Salazar announced a proposal to r aise another 5.5 miles of the cross-Everglades T amiami Trail highway to improve water flows i nto Everglades National Park. Work is curr ently ongoing on a 1-mile bridge span. The EPAwants to build 42,000 additional acres of treatment marshes to filter pollutants. That could include some of the land being purchased from U.S. Sugar Corp. under a plan pushed by outgoing Gov. Charlie Crist. The EPAplan was developed in response to Gold's ruling earlier this year that the agency had turned a blind eye to years of water quality violations in the vast South Florida wetlands, which mainly involve phosphorous used in farm fertilizers. Gold questioned EPA's lawyers closely Friday on whether those days were over. "Someone is driving the bus. The question is, how committed is the driver to reaching the ultimate destination?" Gold asked. Ethan Schankman, a top Justice Department environmental attorney representing EPA, assured Gold the agency would press forward with its plan without delay. "We are committed, your honor, to doing everything that is within our authority," Schankman said. In the April ruling, Gold also criticized the state's Everglades effort. The judge said Friday that he was "not all that pleased" with Florida's lukewarm response to the EPAproposal. Parker Thomson, attorney for the state Department of Environmental Regulation, said the state mainly wants control over issuing the stricter discharge permits, which EPAcould take over if they don't meet certain standards. Thomson said Florida could do a better job regulating the farm discharges, but nothing happens immediately. "We can do it, and we will do it," Thomson said. "You can argue about the amount of time, but you can't argue reality it will take time." The hearing was the latest of many over the past two decades on how to save the Everglades from phosphorous, which harms native plants and can promote growth of unwanted species such as cattails. The original lawsuit before Gold was filed in 2004 by the Miccosukee Indian tribe, which has a reservation in the Everglades, and the Friends of the Everglades environmental group. Miccosukee attorney Sonia Escobio O'Donnell expressed doubt that the state and federal agencies would keep their promises about improving the water quality. She noted that only the courts have been able to force action. "They need to do more than just say it's going to take a long, long time," she said. Judge backs EPA on latest Everglades fix proposal MCT A blue heron sits on a branch over a pond in Everglades National Park. By BOB CHRISTIE Associated PressPHOENIX Bank of Ameri ca Corp. violated Arizona's consum er fraud law by misleading consume rs trying to get home loan modific ations, state Attorney General Ter ry Goddard said Friday as he filed a civ il lawsuit against the bank. The bank also violated the terms of a 2009 consent agreement it sign ed requiring the bank's Countrywi de mortgage subsidiary to implement a loan modification program, Godda rd said. Hundreds of homeowners ke pt making their mortgage paymen ts because Charlotte, N.C.-based Ban k of America repeatedly assured the m their loan was being modified, he said. Instead, many lost their hom es anyway. "Those people could have used th at money for something else," Godda rd said. "They were deceived into co ntinuing to make mortgage paymen ts when they had no hope of saving the ir homes." The attorney general's office w as deluged with consumer complain ts and launched an investigation mo re than a year ago, Goddard sai d. Settlement talks with the bank th at began in April ultimately collaps ed Thursday. Calls seeking comment from Ban k of America were not immediate ly returned. The lawsuit, filed in Marico pa County Superior Court, alleges th at the bank has repeatedly violat ed terms of the consent agreement. The pact was expected to lead to loan modifications for thousands of Countrywide customers in Arizon a, which had the nation's fourth-highe st foreclosure rate last month, accordin g to RealtyTrac Inc. But the company failed to ma ke timely decisions on modificatio n requests and went ahead with forecl osures, Goddard said. Goddard said Nevada is expect ed to file a similar lawsuit later Friday Arizona sues Bank of America for loan fraud

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests o nly. Post is at 528 N. Pine S t., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith A lliance meets 1:30 p.m., first F riday, St. Frances of Assisi E piscopal Church, 43 Lake J une Road, Lake Placid. For d etails, call 465-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. For d etails, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualif ied guests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p .m. Cll 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 382-7731. No d ues, fees or weigh-ins. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary S oldiers Avon Park P athfinder Club meets from 9 a .m. to noon every first and t hird Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., A von Park. For details, call 4 71-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. F or details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2 259 offers NASCAR racing in t he pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar o pen and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 9 8, Sebring. For details, call 6 55-3920. Society for Creative A nachronism (Local C hapter: Shire of Stagridge) m eets at 2 p.m. first and third S unday at Brewster's Coffee H ouse on U.S. 27 in Sebring. F or details, call 214-5522. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. For details, call 6 99-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 plays euchre at 1 :30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is f rom 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the p ost, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, S ebring. For details, call 3858 902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. Call 385-5714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant P resbyterian Church, 4500 S un N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. F or details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 6:30 p.m. at R osewood Center, 517 U.S. 2 7 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at S t. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. F or details, call 202-0647. American Legion Placid P ost 25Lake Placid has shuff leboard at 1 p.m. Lounge h ours are 12-9 p.m. For d etails, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. For details, call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, Sebring Civic Center. Call 385-2044 or 3822063 for details. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Monday in conference room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring. For details, call Don Roberts at 402-0554 or DarrellKoranda at 4710226. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. at Charlie's Restaurant, Commerce Street, Sebring. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Delta Chorale rehearses 7 p.m., Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring (September throughMay). No auditions are required to join and all ages are welcome. For details or to book a concert, call Cheryl Cometta at 699-2663. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. La Leche League breastfeeding support for Highlands and southern Polk counties, meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday at the Florida Hospital Heartland conference rooms. Pregnant and nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. For more information, call 6556617 or 638-3954. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion Hall. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7 p.m., third Monday, NAACPoffice, 1 Delaney Heights, Avon Park. National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) meets at 11:30 a.m. third Monday fromOctober through May at Homer's Smorgasbord in Sebring.All current and retired railroad employees and their spouses are invited to attend. Call Jerry at 441-4418. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jim's house. For details, call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. third Monday for a business meeting, snacks and trivia pursuit. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 meets 7:30 p.m. third Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., in the Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St. Brown Bag Book Bunch book reader's group meets at noon on the third Tuesday of the month at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope St., Sebring. Read the selected book, bring your bag lunch, and join in the lively and interesting discussions. For information on each month's book, call 471-1999. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. Call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Friends of Highlands Hammock meets at 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring. For more details, call 3866099. Heartland Avian Society meets every fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Huntington National Bank, 126 Center Ave., Sebring. For more details, call 465-9358. Heartland Dolittle Miniature Build meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, St. Johns Methodist Church social hall, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring. Call 3823553. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 471-0694 or e-mailsbringquilter@embarqmail.com Highlands Tea Party has an educational and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 6990743 or e-mail thehighlandsteaparty@yahoo.com. Highlands County Veterans Council meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday in the conference room at the Veterans Services Office. The meeting is for the appointed delegate from each veteran organization in the county to meet to discuss current issues regarding veterans and veterans activities. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Lake HavenHomeowners Association meets the third Tuesday of the month, 5400 N. Lake Huckleberry Drive, Sebring. Covered dish dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For more details, call 382-4858. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meet 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxson's. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday. For details, call Joe Collins, 655-5545. Lake Placid Moose has an officers meeting at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c om. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Tow n Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near th e library in downtown Sebring. Call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smoke free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dot's Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For info rmation call 382-2333. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7:30 p.m., 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Meals on Wheels Inc. hosts board of directors meeting at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday each month at the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave., Sebring. For details, call Jim Smith at 382-8453. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5 7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing.Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For detail s, call 655-3920. Sebring Model Railroad Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Tuesday each month at the Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway Members build and run "HO" Guage model railroads. All ra il buffs are welcomed. For conf irmation call Keith Williams at 385-1332. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. an d table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scot t Albritton at 402-1819. "Souper" Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon at Emmanuel United Church of Christ to discuss the monthly book selection and enjoy a soup, salad and dessert lunch All book lovers are welcome. The church is at 3115 Hope St., Sebring (1.8 miles west from corner of Highway 27 an d Hammock Rd.) For information about the book of the month and reservations, call the church office 471-1999 or 452-2697. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6 -7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Communit y Bible Church, 1400 CR-17A N., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 452 1093. U.S. Coast Guard Auxilia ry meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, Sebring Jaycees building. Ca ll 471-0393 or 385-2459. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. House Page 6BNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com SUNDAY BRUNCH11am 1:30pm Lunch served after 1:30pmwith purchase of beverageReceive$200 OFFExpires 12-31-10 Trishs Paradise GrilleHighlands Ridge South(863) 382-2131$1095 COMMUNITYCALENDAR Avon Park Pediatrics,P.A. & Sebring Pediatrics,LLC Happy Holidays from all the Doctors, Physician Assistants, ARNP, & Staff of Sebring Pediatrics, Avon Park Pediatrics & Heartland Pediatrics of Lake Placid

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By SEAN MURPHY Associated PressNORMAN, Okla. Three b one fragments found on a d eserted South Pacific island a re being analyzed to determ ine if they belong to Amelia E arhart tests that could f inally prove she died as a c astaway after failing in her 1 937 quest to become the f irst woman to fly around the w orld. Scientists at the University o f Oklahoma hope to extract D NAfrom the bones, which w ere found earlier this year b y a Delaware group dedicate d to the recovery of historic a ircraft. "There's no guarantee," s aid Ric Gillespie, director of t he International Group for H istoric Aircraft Recovery in D elaware. "You only have to say you h ave a bone that may be h uman and may be linked to E arhart and people get excite d. But it is true that, if they c an get DNA, and if they can m atch it to Amelia Earhart's D NA, that's pretty good." Lab officials said results of t he tests could take week or m onths. The remains turned up in M ay and June at what seemed t o be an abandoned campsite n ear where native work c rews found skeletal remains i n 1940. The pieces appear to b e from a cervical bone, a n eck bone and a finger. But Gillespie offered a w ord of caution: The fragm ents could be from a turtle. They were found near a h ollowed-out turtle shell that m ight have been used to coll ect rain water, but there were n o other turtle parts nearby. "This site tells the story of h ow someone or some people a ttempted to live as casta ways," Gillespie said Friday i n an interview with The A ssociated Press. Bird and fish carcasses n earby suggested they were p repared and eaten by W esterners. "These fish weren't eaten l ike Pacific Islanders" eat f ish. Gillespie, author of Finding Amelia: The True S tory of the Earhart D isappearance," has been t raveling to the site since 1 989. But he acknowledges t here's been little progress t oward solving the Earhart m ystery. "It's like science. You take t he information you have and f ormulate a hypothesis, but 9 1 /2 times out of 10 you turn o ut wrong, then you go t hrough the whole thing a gain but you're closer," G illespie said. Millions have been spent t o figure out what happened t o Earhart, who was legally d eclared dead by a California c ourt in early 1939. Theories h ave ranged from the official v ersion that her twine ngine Electra ran out of gas a nd crashed at sea to the a bsurd, including abduction b y aliens, or Earhart living in N ew Jersey under an alias. Gillespie's book, along w ith "Amelia Earhart's S hoes," a 2001 book written b y four other volunteers from t he aircraft group, offers a r easoned thesis that Earhart a nd Noonan crash-landed on a flat reef near Nikumaroro I sland, 1,800 miles south of H awaii, and survived, perh aps for months, on scant f ood and rainwater. The island is on the course E arhart planned to follow f rom Lae, New Guinea, to Howland Island, which had a landing strip and fuel. Over the last seven decades, searches of the remote atoll have produced tantalizing, if inconclusive, clues, including human bones and a sextant found just three years after Earhart vanished. The remains themselves later were lost. Gillespie, a pilot, said she would have needed only about 700 feet of unobstructed space to land because her Lockheed Electra would have been traveling only about 55 mph at touchdown. "It looks like she could have landed successfully on the reef surrounding the island. It's very flat and smooth," Gillespie said. "At low tide, it looks like this place is surrounded by a parking lot." However, Gillespie said, the plane, even if it landed safely, would have been slowly dragged into the sea by the tides. Water is 1,000 to 2,000 feet deep off the reef. His group needs $3 million to $5 million for a deep-sea dive. After the latest find, anthropologists who had previously worked with Gillespie's group suggested that he ask the University of Oklahoma's Molecular Anthropology Laboratory to try to extract DNAfrom the fragments for comparison to genetic material donated by an Earhart family member. Cecil Lewis, an assistant professor of anthropology at the lab, said the university received a little more than a gram of bone fragments about two weeks ago. He preferred not to speculate about the pieces until more tests were done. "Think how disheartened people will be if it's just a turtle bone," Lewis said. Under the best circumstances, the analysis would take two weeks. If scientists have trouble with the sample, that time frame could stretch into months, Lewis said. "Ancient DNAis incredibly unpredictable," he said. Gillespie said the group had tried to test possible genetic material recovered during a 2007 expedition, but a Canadian lab was unable to extract DNAfrom dried excrement. Other material recovered this year also suggested the presence of Westerners at the remote island site: Someone carried shells ashore before cutting them open and slicing out the meat. Islanders cut the meat out at sea. Bottoms of bottles found nearby were melted on the bottom, suggesting they had been put into a fire, possibly to boil water. (ACoast Guard unit on the island during World War II would have had no need to boil water.) Bits of makeup were found at the scene. The group is checking to see which products Earhart endorsed and whether an inventory lists specific types of makeup carried on her final trip. Aglass bottle with remnants of lanolin and oil, possibly hand lotion. In 1940, a British overseer on the island recovered a partial human skeleton, a woman's shoe and an empty sextant box at what appeared to be a former campsite, littered with turtle, clamshell and bird remains. Thinking of Earhart, the overseer sent the items to Fiji, where a British doct or decided they belonged to a stocky European or mixe dblood male, ruling out an y Earhart connection. The bones later vanishe d, but in 1998, Gillespie's grou p located the doctor's notes in London. Two other forens ic specialists reviewed the do ctor's bone measurements an d agreed they were more "co nsistent with" a female of northern European descen t, about Earhart's age an d height. On their own visits to t he island, volunteers recover ed an aluminum panel that cou ld be from an Electra, anoth er piece of a woman's shoe an d a "Cat's Paw" heel datin g from the 1930s; another sh oe heel, possibly a man's, an d an oddly cut piece of cle ar Plexiglas. The sextant box mig ht have been Noonan's. T he woman's shoe and he el resemble a blucher-sty le oxford seen in a pre-takeo ff photo of Earhart. The plast ic shard is the exact thickne ss and curvature of an Electra 's side window. The body of evidence is intriguing, but Gillesp ie insists the team is "constan tly agonizing over whether w e are being dragged down a path that isn't right." Associated Press Writer Kelly P. Kissel contributed to this report from Oklahoma City. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 7B ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989 Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES DID YOU KNOW?GRIFFINS CARPET MART DOES MORE THAN JUST CARPET! € 10,000 SQ. FT. 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Q : Our 16-year-old son is t alking of going to a local c ommunity college after high s chool and living with one of h is friends. He says he needs t o find a job soon so he can p rove to his friend's mom t hat he is hard working. I was so shocked I just list ened and haven't said how I f eel about this whole thing. W hat would you say to this o bviously delusional teen a bout his grand plans? A: I would just nod my h ead and say things like That's very interesting" and More power to you!" and No man is an island." Note t hat what you say doesn't h ave to make a lot of sense. Y ou would need to make s ense if you had even a small c hance of causing your son to r ealize that his fantasies are n othing but that: fantasies. T hat small chance does not e xist; therefore, you are r elieved of trying to talk him o ut of his "grand plans." Yes, your son is delusional, b ut anyone who is not/was n ot somewhat delusional at a ge 16 isn't/wasn't having a ny fun. Why, at age 21, marr ied with a child, I still t hought I had a shot at b ecoming a rock star. In fact, I still think I can become a rock star. I'm still delusional; therefore, I'm still having fun. Let's face it, your son's fantasies are harmless. Furthermore, they reflect a strong need to emancipate, which is good. They also reflect the desire to become a responsible, contributing member of society. That's double-good. In the life of every delusional teenager, reality not the youngster's parents will be The Great Awakener. In the meantime, let the young man dream his dreams. Where would the human race be without its dreamers? Q: When she is happy or receiving a lot of my attention, my 12-year-old daughter often speaks in "baby talk." Examples: "I wub you" and "You my mommy." When she's in one of these moods, she constantly asks for hugs and kisses and then, if I tell her I'm busy, proceeds to whine. It may sound like this child does not receive enough affection but be assured she most certainly does. Have you heard of this before? Any ideas as to how to get her to stop? A: Yes, I've heard of this before. I've heard everything, in fact. This is known as "post infantile articulation thrombosis." It's a very rare condition that can be cured with repeated beatings with foam rubber baseball bats, but if you don't like that idea ... Sit down with her and clearly define the problem, as you see it. Don't pull any punches. Be clear, concise, and use examples. Tell her that her baby talk eventually becomes very annoying to you and that on any given day, when you reach your limit of baby talk, you're going to tell her, "I've reached my limit for today." And by the way, your limit can be one time. That's your parental prerogative. From that point on, every time she crosses the line her bedtime is backed up by 30 minutes because "this sort of immature behavior indicates to me that you aren't getting enough sleep." Then, follow through. If you can manage to be dispassionately consistent, her PIATshould be cured in about four weeks. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers questions at www.rosemond.com. DearAbby: Since being diagnosed with two types of cancer I have been unable to work. I have two wonderful dogs, and all my time is invested in them. I show them in obedience and agility exhibitions and love them dearly. While talking with my husband of 25 years, I casually asked him about the dogs'care if I should pass away. His answer was shocking. He said he is prepared to give the dogs away to a good home, of course because he doesn't have the time and doesn't want to be bothered with them. What does this say about how he truly feels about me? Doggie Blues in Pennsylvania DearDoggie Blues: What it says is your husband does not regard your dogs as extensions of you. It also says he is completely honest. Now that you know how he feels about your dogs, if you're smart, you will contact some of your friends on the dog show circuit and ensure that your dogs will be placed in homes where they are loved and appreciated preferably together should they outlive you. It will give you peace of mind, and your husband will have two less things to be "bothered" about in the event that you predecease him. DearAbby: My sister, who is six years younger, married for the first time at 42. Until she met her husband, who is overweight, she was never heavy. She always tried to watch her weight and exercised to a moderate degree. Once she met him, they found fine dining to be a favorite pleasure. She also has discovered that she loves to cook and watch the food channels on TV. When we visit, talk or write, food dominates the topics. My sister has gained 70 or 80 pounds in six years. She doesn't exercise and won't buy a scale. My husband and I mention exercise or calories every time they discuss food. She does not appreciate "Big Sis" giving her advice, but I'm concerned about her. She doesn't read or watch the news, so I feel if I'm not telling her the risks, I'm just standing by watching her kill herself. What can I do? Battling a Weighty Issue DearBattling: First, stop lecturing your sister about her weight problem. Until she wants to address it, you will only alienate her. When she and her husband experience the health problems that may occur because of their obesity and sedentary lifestyle, be supportive and offer suggestions only if they are requested. The most unwelcome advice in the world is that which is unasked for. She will deal with her weight only when she's ready, and nothing you can do, howev er well-intentioned, will chang e that. DearAbby: I own a con signment shop and have an idea I would like to pass along to readers who need to do something with their wedding gowns, formals or other clothing. While donat ing to charity is a great ide a, any community or school theater group would also greatly benefit from these donations. It might open up an entir ely new world if the person then attended the performance to see his or her cloth ing put to such good use. What do you think? Jim in Illino is DearJim: What a great idea. The more people who involve themselves with cu ltural activities in their com munities, the better for all concerned. You're right it could open up new worlds (and opportunities) for thos e who choose to become involved. 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. 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Expires 12/31/10.$7500 ƒit s his dog park.UPHOLSTERY: CLEANONE PIECEOF UPHOLSTERY AT REGULAR PRICEAND RECEIVEASECONDPIECE1/2 OFF DIVERSIONS PRODUCTPLACEMENTBy DANGAGLIARDO ACROSS 1 Muscle memory? 5 Puccini's "La __" 11 Picks up 18 Campus quarters 20 Instrument for Charlie Parker 21 "People might be listening" 22 Fruity beer? 24 Addressee of the 4/14/1970 message "we've had a problem" 25 Second ending? 26 Extinct "great" bird 27 Some health club exchanges 29 Addition word 30 Like Jack 32 CXVI x X 34 Aftershave impact? 37 Ponderings from behind a plow? 39 Fades, with "down" 40 Fervor 41 "... __ TV!": end of a parental threat 42 B'way sellout sign 43 How hot-button issues are contested 45 Padre's boys 48 Rodent on a bank 49 Coffee ord. 52 Half a cereal swap? 56 One facing Venus? 58 Scrawny toon dog 59 Warning to drivers 60 Outlaw Kelly 61 Go-ahead 63 Gray 65 Moving van supplies 67 Ex-Blue Jays manager Gaston 69 NYC gallery 70 Pacific mammal that uses rocks as tools 73 Casual affection? 74 "Car Talk" airer 77 Salmon on a bagel 78 Palindromic Daryl 79 Popular vodka-drinking locale? 84 Until now, in a CPA's report 85 Follow a new job 87 "Don't try to be __" 88 Taj Mahal spires 89 "The Big C" network 90 Actress Rogers 94 Sun Tzu's "The __ War" 97 Durbeyfield daughter 98 Camera in need of screw-tightening? 101 Habitual depilatory cream user? 103 Tenacious Roman senator 104 English poet __ Manley Hopkins 105 "V" visitors, e.g. 106 Close to a delivery 108 Mauna __ 109 Chicago-toKnoxville dir. 110 Property tax rate 113 Breakfast for the road? 117 Frenzied 118 Corrode 119 French school 120 Clothing category 121 Steps over fences 122 Pianist Myra DOWN 1 Pitcher Galarraga who lost a perfect game on an umpire's bad call 2 FedEx, e.g. 3 Flock leaders 4 Diplomatic H.Q. 5 Women's rights activist Nellie 6 Wagering venue, in brief 7 Like most pay rates 8 Devereux's earldom 9 Either of two bks. of the Apocrypha 10 Showed 11 Big name in brewing 12 Help up 13 RV filler? 14 Understanding cries 15 Use foam on, as a fire 16 Rodeo ride 17 E-mailer 19 Black Panthers cofounder 20 One was lost in a film about Indiana 23 Wished one could take back 28 Use Shout on, say 31 __ Zoo 32 Cattail site 33 __-Magnon 35 Stumble 36 Jazz musician Kid __ 38 Elemental variant 39 Prima donna 43 Phoenix, in myth 44 Coarse file 46 Aegean island 47 Giants' org. 48 Bus sched. info 49 Disgust 50 Captivate 51 Component of the Perseus cluster 52 Like many tabloids 53 Find a new table for 54 Under control 55 It may be in sight 57 Storage acronym 62 Stadium rainwear 64 Quaint pointing word 66 Like lemurs 67 Salad veggie 68 Campus creeper 71 Levy at the dock 72 At the time specified 73 Versatile WWII ships 75 Author who influenced Conan Doyle 76 Sci-fi play written in Czech 80 Hans Brinker's pair 81 Hoods' rods 82 Search engine name 83 Baseball's Garciaparra 86 Post-prime time fare 88 Witticism 89 Serious elbow-bender 91 Where children were given "broth without any bread" 92 Tasty mouthfuls 93 Page locators 94 Listless 95 Eye's image receiver 96 Magnetic measures 98 Like a metamorphic stage 99 Hungarian spa city 100 Word that stops fire? 102 Star in Orion 103 Raccoon cousin 107 Playground problem 108 Something to play in 111 Sch. where "Geaux Tigers" signs are seen 112 Loss leader? 114 Farm lady 115 "Deck the Halls" syllables 116 Pounder of "Avatar" Solution on page 7C Man's plans for ailing wife's pets put him in the doghouse Dear Abby What was your best Christmas surp rise? Did a loved one show up at your f ront door and surprise you? Did you o pen a gift that you never expected to r eceive? Did you get to take a trip you h ad always dreamed about? Christmas is about surprises, isn't it? Rarely do we go around telling our l oved ones what we are going to give t hem unless it is necessary for them to k now so we don't duplicate or misund erstand. But those are usually except ions to the rule. I've described before how my e ngagement ring from Ken came w rapped in a large box, then smaller o nes until I lifted out a shoe box cont aining a wooden shoe handcrafted by a f riend. Thrilled with my surprise, I n ever expected the smaller box with m y engagement ring to fall out of the s hoe into my hand. My surprise and d elight overflowed into tears of happin ess. Pleasing those we love and care about is an overflow of the great heart of our God in whose image we are created. He delights in surprising us. In Psalm 37: 3 & 4, NKJV, it says, "Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart." After the angel's first surprising visit, Mary lived out her pregnancy and her trip to Bethlehem with Joseph. I imagine she longed to get settled at a welcoming inn. But, surprise. No room at the inn except a nearby stable. But, once Jesus was born and placed in a manger bed; she must have marveled at what God had wrought within her and the good man he had given her to help raise this Son of the Highest. And even if she may have begun to wonder anew about it all, in moments she saw them coming. Surprise visitors shepherds with a look of awe and wonder on their faces who had encountered angels as she and Joseph had also in Gabriel's visits to them. As the shepherds spread the word and people marveled at all they heard, Scripture says in Luke 2:19, "But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart." Mary allowed God to hold and reveal his surprises at the right time. How might God surprise each one of us this Christmas? We can count on Him as we keep our hearts open and ready to cherish within us that which he reveals. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent and an award winning writer. Count on God for Christmas surprises Pause And Consider Jan Merop Real world can help shake teen's fantasies Living With Children John Rosemond

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Entertainer extraordinaire Paul Todd and his very talented son, P.J., will perform at the Tanglewood clubhouse at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20. Paul, a critically acclaimed writer, entertainer, composer, arranger, and singer has been in the Sebring area before and each time he has wowed the crowds while playing six keyboards. He was called a child prodigy at the keyboards, able to hear entire symphonies and scores of music "in his head". Proceeds from this concert, sponsored by Edward Jones/Alan J. Holmes,will go to the American Cancer Society. Tickets may be purchase at the Tanglewood clubhouse from 9:30-10 a.m. Mondays and from 3-4 p.m. Thursdays. Tanglewood is a half mile north of the Sebring Walmart, across from Denny's. For more information, call 385-7316. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community College p resents an acoustic evening o f heartfelt vocals by Warren B arfield at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, J an. 9 in the SFCC Theatre f or the Performing Arts. Barfield has traveled the c ountry for more than 12 y ears and has shared his s ongs and stories with audie nces in the hundreds to the t ens of thousands. His song "Love Is Not a F ight" has touched millions b y topping the radio charts a nd being featured in the hit m ovie Fireproof. Barfield is a gifted s inger/songwriter; however, h is wit and humor combined w ith his depth and ability to c onnect with audiences of all a ges make him more than just a singer or a speaker–he is a c ommunicator. Although he now lives in N ashville, Tenn., the C arolina-born singer/songw riter turned plenty of heads w ith his self-titled 2003 d ebut, delivering two Top 10 s ongs on the CCM charts, e arning special recognition f rom Radio & Records magaz ine and contributing to a c ouple of Dove-nominated a lbums. Just as he was riding high, a combination of difficult e vents forced him to reevalua te that career, his life and h is beliefs. The messages m ay be grounded in personal e xperience, but they're hardl y confessional. There are no specific d etails of his unique journey. I nstead, the songs are concess ional, as he owns up to his d oubts, his inadequacies, and h is fears. After five years of selfd etermined apprenticeship in l ive venues across the count ry, he landed the deal that w ould launch his first selft itled album. The response to h is voice (a commanding b lend of Southern grit and b right soul-pop) was immedia te. Within two months of the a lbum's release, he topped t he radio charts with "My H eart Goes Out," following it w ith another Top 10 single, Mistaken." Radio & R ecords tabbed him as the N o. 1 New Christian Artist of t he Year, and he soon found h imself on tour with Third D ay, one of the bands that h ad inspired him on his rise f rom anonymity. Barfield saw the fleeting n ature of circumstances not o nly in his personal life, but also in his career. His original record company folded just as he was beginning work on the second album. Another company resurrected the imprint, but the new label also fell by the wayside. Essential Records happily scooped him up, but even after he started on the album for the third time, the earlier disappointments hung over him. As a result, Barfield grew significantly as a vocalist managing to walk the line between familiar and unique, infusing the material with pain, joy, and urgency. It's an energy associated with classic soul, not surprising since that genre grew from a gospel tradition, the same kind of background that provided Barfield's initial training. This performance is sponsored by Circle of Truth Ministries. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front of the Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The SFCC Box Office will be closed for winter break, Dec. 18-Jan. 3. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 3C Established 19311600 US 27 South € Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, 385-0125 111 E. Circle St. Avon Park, 453-3101 Chris T.Nelson Craig M. Nelson Darin S. MacNeil W .W LUMBER CO. 465-3331Hwy. 27 S. 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Inspirational Thoughtsby Patricia Valentine THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502 Residential Commercial Mobile Homes"Small Enough to Know You Large Enough to Serve You"500 South Lake Avenue 382-8300 453-3019 THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502Psalm 37:1,Do not fret because of evildoers,nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.ŽIn the above passage of scripture,we are encouraged not to worry about the success of the wicked.Now,lets read in the same chapter,verse 34,Wait on the Lord and keep His way,and He shall exalt you to inherit the land;when the wicked are cut off,you shall see it.ŽAs followers of Christ,we have a much better reason to endure tough times as we live for Him.The Lord has assured us in His word that better times are ahead.The Psalmist reminded us that in spite of the prosperity of the wicked, the righteous will be vindicated.Of course, we will become discouraged at times.David did.Elijah did.So did Moses and Solomon. But the follower of Christ has every reason not to give up.Keep looking for what the Lord has planned for you today,tomorrow, forever.Keep this in mind,there are no hopeless situations,only people who have lost hope.Be Blessed! Attend the Church of Your Choice! DEAR SANTA I WOULDLIKE THISFOR MY CAR ... STEREOS € ACCESSORIES WINDOW TINTING NAVIGATION & SECURITY SYSTEMS TV € DVD € SIRIUS/XM BLUETOOTH CRUISE CONTROL POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS KEYLESSENTRY TONNEAU COVERS BACKUPCAMERAS SPOILERS € SUNROOFS ANDMORE! MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE$60 OFFWINDOWTINT COMPLETE CAREXPIRES 12-31-10MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE$40 OFFPOWER WINDOWSREPAIREXPIRES 12-31-10 MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE$50 OFFKEYLESS ENTRY OR CRUISE CONTROLEXPIRES 12-31-10 106 W. MAIN ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825863.453.2665 What should be the happiest times of the year, Thanksgiving and Christmas, so often are referred to by some people as the most stressful times of their lives. Why? Some of the reasons are, they undertake to do too much, spend too much, eat too much and sleep and exercise too little. Obvious, huh? Yet these are the simplest things that most people forget about.We have met the enemy and he is us! Along while ago, I accidentally hit upon a tried and true stress reducer for me and anyone I shared it with. I call it the One Minute Fix. It was my first time away from home alone (and I was only 63.) I began to unpack feeling like the comedian who sang from camp, "Hello mudder; hello fadder. Here I am in Camp Grenada" Lonely, sad, abandoned. One of the items in my bag was a packet of pictures I had picked up on my way but had not opened yet. Two of the pictures you see here. Get the idea? I laughed out loud all by myself. Boy did I feel better. Instructions: 1) Select a folder or packet you can conveniently carry with you. 2) Select pictures that you particularly like. For example the new puppy and of course the grandchildren or a quote that is meaningful to you. I have some poems some quotes and pictures. One of the pictures is the pet crow playing tug of war with the standard black poodle. I use my small daily calendar instead of a folder. It has a clear plastic cover and I take small pictures and make a collage on the back and front and here and there pasted on an odd page of some month. Voila. Every time you make an entry you have a small delight so you don't have to wait to feel down or stressed to use it. But I think the most stressing thing is the way some of us sometimes talk to ourselves. "I can't do it; Stupid; You can't do anything right: What a mess etc, etc." Incidentally, we do talk to ourselves most of the day so why not give a positive affirmation. The most famous one is "Every day in every way I am better and better and better!" (I add hopefully "Every day in every way the world is better and better!") "You are doing so well! Good Job!" Oh yeah! The !!!! are for extra emphasis.) And prayer does just as well as meditation. I like the comparison of stress to holding up a glass for a toast. Feels fine for a few minutes, but hold it up for 20 minutes and your arm gets tired (stressed). Put it down for a few minutes and you can hold it up again. So take a break from stress with some of the above techniques and have a happy, stress-less holiday. Pearl Carter is a Lake Placid resident. E-mail her at timely87@comcast.net. Times of stress call for favorite pictures Pearl's Gems Pearl Carter Courtesy pho to A size 5 slipper sits on the couch next to Pearl's little Miss Bruce. Courtesy pho to A bamboo forest and carved bear at Pearl's son's house. Carole Polk, CRS, GRI (863) 840-1083 www.carolepolk.com€carole@carolepolk.com Certified Residential SpecialistWishing all of my friends and clients a blessed Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. ARTS& LEISURE Tickets available for Todd concert at Tanglewood SFCC presents an acoustic evening with Warren Barfield Courtesy photo Spend an acoustic evening of heartfelt vocals by Warren Barfield at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. His song Love is Not a Fight' has touching millions and was featured in the hit movie Fireproof.' Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunStaying healthy in the new y ear is an important resolut ion but most tend to bypass p reventative exams and s creenings that would keep t hem stronger longer. Just as i nfants and children need to f ollow an immunization t imetable, adults should also r egularly schedule certain m edical tests. The beginning o f a new year is the perfect t ime to start. The local experts at H ighlands Regional Wound C enter see patients who have h ad their lifestyle disabled by c hronic wounds which often h ave underlying medical cond itions. They suggest adding t he following screenings as r ecommended by the U.S. D epartment of Health and H uman Services and other h ealth organizations to the 2 011 calendar: Diabetes tests should be t aken if you have high blood p ressure or high cholesterol. A s well as every three years a fter age 45. Apanel created by the A merican Diabetes A ssociation recommends that e very diabetic over age 50 be t ested for peripheral arterial d isease (PAD), which narr ows leg arteries and reduces b lood flow making those that have it six times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than others. People with diabetes should have their feet examined during regular doctor visits four times a year. Cholesterol checks should be taken every five years beginning when men are 35 and women are 45. Smokers, diabetics and those with a family history of heart disease should begin screenings at age 20. If you do not have annual health exams, arrange to have your blood pressure tested every two years. Schedule a tetanusdiphtheria shot every 10 years, a flu-shot every year starting at age 50 and a pneumonia shot at age 65. Colorectal cancer screenings should begin at age 50. While new guidelines are currently being considered, women should consult with their doctors as to if they should continue to follow the recommendation of scheduling a mammogram every one to two years starting at the age of 40 and a Pap test every one to three years if they are sexually active or older than 21. Older women should have a bone density test for osteoporosis at age 65 or after age 60 if they weigh less than 155 pounds. Arrange a dental exam to be conducted one to two times every year. The American Cancer Society suggests men discuss having a prostate test and exam with their doctors by age 50 and by age 45 for those at high risk for prostate cancer such as African Americans and those with a family history. The American Cancer Society recommends a skin examination for skin cancer every three years between ages 20 and 40 and eve ry year thereafter. The Americ an Optometric Association re commends an eye exam eve ry two to three years for ag es 18-40, every two years f or ages 41-60 and every year f or those 61 and older. For more information o n treating chronic or infect ed wounds, contact Highlan ds Regional Wound Center at 7200 S. George Blvd., or ca ll 382-2032. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 5C Doctors offer tips for preventative care for a healthy new year Special to the News-SunTALLAHASSEE If you a re searching for an inexpens ive gift this holiday season, h ow about considering one t hat will not cost you a p enny? Why not give a gift t hat will provide your mom, d ad, husband, wife and other l oved ones peace of mind? R egistering your Emergency C ontact Information with the F lorida Department of H ighway Safety and Motor V ehicles is an easy way to do b oth. The Emergency Contact I nformation program allows l icensed drivers and identific ation card holders to submit t wo contacts to notify in the e vent of an emergency, such a s a vehicle crash. The inform ation can then be accessed o nly in the case of an emerg ency by law enforcement o fficers to find designated c ontacts. The award-winning p rogram is celebrating its m ost recent milestone as 4 m illion Floridians currently h ave their information regist ered. "It is reassuring to see the n umber of ECI registrants c limb, but with more than 1 5.5 million licensed drivers i n Florida we still have a long w ay to go," said DHSMV E xecutive Director Julie L. J ones. "Our goal is for all F lorida drivers and ID card h olders to register their E mergency Contact I nformation." Registration is quick and c onvenient. It can be complete d in a state or a tax collectoro perated driver license office o r from the convenience of h ome or at work through the I nternet at w ww.flhsmv.gov/eci. There is n o cost to register your cont act information. The concept for the ECI p rogram came about after the t ragic death of Tiffiany Olson, w ho died in a motorcycle c rash in December five years a go. Law enforcement offic ials did not have any contact i nformation to timely notify h er mother Christine Olson of t he crash that led to her d aughter's death. Christine O lson founded TIFF's (To I nform Families First) I nitiative, and with the help l ocal lawmaker, State Rep. B ill Galvano, brought an idea t o allow people to register and l aw enforcement to access e mergency contacts so that o ther families might receive q uick notification. Give the gift of peace of mind

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Page 6CNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. Crossroads Community Church 114 South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4534453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Children's Church: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($3 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, transitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F., Pastor. Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through 5 not being accepted. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church."Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Hydrilla verticillata has been called an invisible menace. It is a federally listed noxious weed. The plant was originally brought to the United States as an aquarium plant in the 1950's. It was discovered growing in Florida in 1960 and has spread throughout the state very rapidly since then. Native to the warmer regions of Asia, this tropical plant grows about one i nch a day. It is "invisible" until it tops out, w hich means that it grows so tall that it actua lly reaches the surface of the water body a nd can be seen. The plant has remarkable r eproduction abilities and can grow in just a bout any type of water. Hydrilla has become so widespread in F lorida that it is no longer realistic to elimin ate it so it must be managed. In an effort to d o just that, many agencies have teamed up t ogether to attack the green beast and keep it u nder control. During the week of Dec. 6, a variety of p rofessionals got together at a staging area t o treat the hydrilla on Lake Huntley and L ake Istokpoga. Representatives from H elena Chemical, University of Florida, U nited Phosphorus Inc., Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission, H ighlands County Aquatic Weed Control, a nd Helicopter Applicators Inc. gathered on s ite to make sure the project went smoothly. The spraying is done by helicopter and a pplied to pre-mapped areas where hydrilla i s particularly heavy. It is a team effort w here support-staff from Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Aquatic Weed Control, Helena Chemical and Helicopter Applicators, Inc. fill up the tanks with herbicide each time the helicopter lands. According to Carl Smith, Highlands County Aquatic Weed Control supervisor, more than 2,000 acres of hydrilla was treated in this application. On Lake Istokpoga 1,805 acres were slated for treatment and on Lake Huntley, 260 acres were sprayed. Carl stated, "I oversee the entire project. We are managing hydrilla and keeping it at the lowest management acres that we can. We do leave enough hydrilla for water fowl and fisheries. We don't target all of it. Danny Copeland, Weed Control technician, is helping out by filling up the tanks on the helicopter when it lands. The big trucks they are working off of are called nurse trucks because they have everything they need on that vehicle. Other staff members Wesley Williams and Chris Mayhew position their vessels on the lake so that they can keep boaters out of the spray zone." Polly Ellinor, account manager for Helena Chemical Company, said, "It is a well oiled machine." All of the support staff work together to get the job done. Gerald Adrian, business manager for United Phosphorus Inc., said "the chemical we use is called Endothall, the active ingredient in Aquathol K. It is used for hydrilla control in aerial application. It is a contact herbicide with a short half life in water. The microbes in the water chew it up and use it as an energy source. It breaks down into carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. This chemical has been used since the 1960s with a high rate of success. We have developed techniques within the past five years to use it on a large scale, such as Lake Istokpoga, with lower rates because of treatments during the time of year when hydrilla is more susceptible. The chemical has less breakdown in lower temperatures when the water is cooler. Factors such as less evaporation help the treatment to be more effective." Jeremy Slade with the University of Florida was there to do research. "I study the spread, how long the residuals last and what type of control we are getting." This data helps the team to be more effective with future sprayings. Staff from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was on site to ensure that the project went as planned including staying on schedule and making sure conditions were right for the project. There is a tremendous amount of planning that goes into one of these treatments. A public meeting is always held before the treatment to get input from all the stakeholders involved. Bass fishing groups, United Water Fowlers, citizens, the Florida Fish and Wildlife standing team and County cooperators all get together in a public forum to dis cuss the plan and any concerns that they m ay have. Many of Highlands County's lakes have a serious hydrilla problem. Istokpoga is amon g the worst and treatments are scheduled two times a year. But why does the state of Florida spend millions of dollars a year to spray this noxious weed? When hydrilla invades, many important native plants and animals are put in harms way. Submersed vegetation such a s pondweeds (Potamogeton spp.), eelgrass (Vallisneria americana) and coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum) are shaded out by hydrilla's thick mats, or are simply outcompeted, and eliminated (van Dijk 1985). In addition, it slows water flow and may clog irrigation and flood control canals. Fo r the boater and recreator, hydrilla hampers navigation and can prevent swimming and fishing. If the plant is thick enough, it can alter water chemistry and deplete oxygen levels, which may cause fish kills. In just 20 years the plant has spread throughout the entire state of Florida and continues to grow rapidly, choking out man y native varieties of ecologically important plants. Unfortunately, hydrilla is still sold throug h the aquarium supply dealers and over the Internet. Thanks to the above mentioned agencies, our beautiful lakes may have a chance to continue to provide the recreation al and aesthetic benefits that Highlands County residents and visitors have come to enjoy. Corine Burgess is an Environmental Specialist for the Parks & Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District. (www.highlandsswcd.org). Many agencies band together to battle in the fight against hydrilla News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo A helicopter disperses Aquathol K on areas that have been pre-mapped for heavy hydrilla.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 7C EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Erev Shabbat S ervice, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday M orning Shabbat Minyon Service, 9 :30 a.m.; Saturday Morning Torah S tudy, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday A fternoon Shabbat Study, 3:30 p .m.; Havdallah, 5 p.m. On the foll owing dates: Oct. 1-2, Simchat T orah; Oct. 14-15, Oct. 29-30, Nov. 1 2-13, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 10-11, D ec. 24-25, Jan. 7-8, Jan. 21-22, F eb. 4-5, Feb. 18-19. Every T hursday will be Hebrew and Bible c lasses with Howard Salles, 12:304 :30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Children's Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. Friday. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; David Ward, first counselor; and Steve Austin, second counselor. Family History Center: 3821822. Sunday services: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 p.m. Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 78:20 p.m. first and third Wednesday; and activity days for 8-11 year old boys and girls from 78:20 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women 's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, vis it the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruc e Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Summe r Schedule, Sunday School 9:0 0 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on life's journey, you're we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP CROSSWORDSOLUTION Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Take a m oment to breathe, Aries. All of this r unning around has left you more frazz led than ever before. Relationships m ay suffer if you don't slow down. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, f amily matters must take precedence o ver personal issues this week. Aclose f riend arrives to pitch in and help s mooth things over. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, r omantic endeavors take a back seat to o ther pressing issues. Don't worry, there w ill be time to spend with a special s omeone in a few days. Until then, get o ther work done. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, c onsider an alternate way of doing t hings this week. It's fine to go against t he grain once in a while. But others w on't want you to make it a habit. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, you m ay be passed over for a promotion but d on't let it get you upset. Your time will c ome in the near future. Simply be p atient and you will be rewarded. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Bide your time, Virgo. The best things come to those who wait, and you're about to reap the rewards of your patience in the next few days. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, someone you've counted on in the past proves unpredictable this week. Rather than dwell on what cannot be changed, find someone responsible. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, things are a bit rocky at home but you are a survivor. Just wait out this rough patch and you will find that things return to normal in no time at all. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) A simple change in attitude can bring on an entirely new perspective, Sagittarius. Rather than go with the status quo, try a few new things and see how it goes. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Take a chance on an adventure, Capricorn. It's good to play by the rules most of the time, but a little excitement can be good for the system. Leo wants to come along. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, leave room for a little mystery. While it's your nature to analyze, play it free and easy this week and enjoy the spontaneity that comes with such an approach. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) The financial stars are smiling in your favor, Pisces. That big-ticket purchase has your name on it. Go out and get it. Dec. 19 Alyssa Milano, actress, 38; Dec. 20 David Cook, singer, 28; Dec. 21 Jane Fonda, actress, 73; Dec. 22 Robin Gibb, singer, 61; Dec. 23 Harry Shearer, voice actor, 67; Dec. 24 Ryan Seacrest, TVhost, 36; Dec. 25 Annie Lennox, singer, 56. Take a moment to breathe, Aries, and take a chance on an adventure, Capricorn Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Avon Park s urged ahead of George J enkins in the first quarter of F riday's non-district girls b asketball game, but the Red D evils continued to play hard u ntil the final buzzer for a 6 9-39 home-court win. The Red Devil bench, along with three junior varsity players called up for the game, saw plenty of action, as did Avon Park coach Paulette D aly's starting five: senior c o-captain Chantel Hughley, s ophomore co-captain Tay P erry, junior Brekayla E nglish and seniors Favi C otte and Markida H awthorne. "This is the first time w e've played Jenkins and we d idn't know what to expect," D aly said. "I can commend t hem. They played hard from t he beginning to the end." Avon Park (11-5 overall, 33 ) led 17-8 after the first q uarter. A31-point second quarter p ut the Red Devils up 48-21 a t halftime. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID C hanging up the format did l ittle to help Lake Placid's r esults Friday night as two t ired Dragon squads fell to v isiting DeSoto. And though each team w as playing it's third game o f the week, neither coach w ould use that as an excuse. "We're a little tired, but w e played a decent game," g irls coach John Merlo said. We actually dominated m ost of the game and outs hot them like 17-2, but just c ouldn't get the shots to go i n." For the Lady Bulldogs, their chance came early, with the conversion of a first-half penalty kick being all they would need, as it turned out, in the 1-0 win. And though Lake Placid By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The Lady Blue Streaks won six out of 10 weight classes to come away with a strong win in Thursday's tri-meet at the Firemen's Field fieldhouse. With the wins and strong supporting performances, Sebring totaled 50 points on the day while Lake Placid edged out Avon Park in a tight race for second, 23-22. The Streaks first win came from Amanda Hicks in the 101 class as she totaled 115 pounds with 60 on the bench press and 55 in the clean and jerk. Bianca Nortelus made it two in a row in the 110 class in a tough duel with Avon Park's Mariam Olupitan. The pair matched each other's bench press at 95 as well as each other's clean and jerk at 90. So to the tie-breaker it went the pre-meet weigh-in where Nortelus eked out the win. Salina Walker got Lake Placid a win at 119 with a 185 total between her two lifts, five pounds ahead of Sebring's "Poison" Ivy Pintor's 180. It wasn't quite so close in the 129 class, where Brittany Lockhart shot past the 200pound mark, going for 110 each on her bench and clean and jerk for a 220-pound total. Teammate Alyssa Costelli went 80 and 95 to take second in the class. The Streaks pulled another one-two finish at 139 with Lauren Welborn totaling 215 and Destiny Sutton going for 195. Kemoy Newman got another Sebring win at 154 with a 220-pound total, though Lady Red Devil Khadeja Jamison made it close by getting 105 on each of her lifts to total 210. Jasmine Hamilton got an Avon Park win at 169, totaling 170 for a narrow win over Anquinette Evan's 165 for a Sebring second. Roenka Freeman went for 185 in the 183 class for a Blue Streak win before Avon Park took both 199 and unlimited. Alencia Moransit went f or 175 at 199 and Tykeria Wil ey topped the 300 mark with a 185 bench and 140 clean an d jerk for a whopping 325 tota l. Kiki Holdman took secon d in unlimited with a 255 tota l. All three teams have som e time to prepare over t he break before heading in to some heavy competitio n Wednesday, Dec. 29 at t he Lady Tarpon Invitational at Charlotte High School. SPORTS D SECTION Inside This Section Rays trade Bartlett . . .3D Heat Miller eyes return . . .3D Jags gear up for Colts . . .3D Aquinas, Jefferson take titles .4D News-Sun Sunday, December 19, 2010 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lady Blue Streak Brittany Lockhart totaled 220 pounds in her bench press and clean and jerk to win the 129-pound class Thursday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Avon Park's Tykeria Wiley powers up 185 pounds on the bench press as part of her winning performance in the Unlimited Class at Thursday's weightlifting meet at Sebring. Lady Blue Streaks power way to win News-Sun photo by KATE ROWLAND Avon Park shooting guard Brekayla English scored 12 points in a strong performance for the Red Devils Friday in a home-court win over George Jenkins. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Devontray Fleming scored 20 of his game-high 35 points in the second half of Lake Placid's win over McKeel. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Close throughout and tied in the early minutes of the fourth quarter, the Green Dragons finally took off with an 18-7 run to topple visiting McKeel 78-67 Friday night. Up by a slim two at the half, Lake Placid soon fell behind as McKeel got hot from the outside, hitting four three pointers in the period. But Devontray Fleming broke free for 12 points in the quarter on all variety and lay-ins and leaners to keep things close and get the two-point lead back by the start of the fourth. After one of two free throws from Kirk Veley pushed the lead to three to open the final period, another Late run lifts Lake Placid Lake Placid78McKeel67 Avon Park69G. Jenkins39 See LP, page 4D News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Eva Ramirez maneuvers between two Lady Bulldogs Friday night, but the Lady Dragons couldn't quite get over the hump in the 1-0 loss to DeSoto. Dragons double downed See DRAGONS, page 4D News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Avierre Connor directed the offense and added 10 points, one of four Devils in double figures, in Friday's win at DeSoto. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comDESOTO After a sluggish fir st half, Avon Park used a third perio d press to defeat DeSoto 63-50 Frid ay night on the road. "We need to work on our basketba ll IQ," said Avon Park head coach Luth er Clemons. "When to shoot, when to pass, who to throw it to. You have to know your teammate. Some playe rs cannot take a pass o n the move." Led by heavy hitt er Adrian Harris, t he Bulldogs were able to leave the floor at t he half ahead 26-25. Harris hit 29 poin ts before the night w as over, 18 of those came in the first ha lf. "Harris is a good ball player, and he gave us a bit of a run," Clemons said "We got some things straightened o ut in the third, but we are still a work in progress. We missed ten free throws t he first half, and we had 12 turnovers t he first half. Not to take anything aw ay from them, but we did a pretty good jo b of defeating ourselves," Clemons said Right out of the locker room, Avo n Devil defense dooms Dogs Avon Park63DeSoto50 See DEVILS, page 3D Avon Park grounds Eagles See AP, page 4D

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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 jady_52@hotmail.com .SFCC Holiday Baseball CampAVON PARK The South Florida Community College baseball program will be hosting a Youth Holiday Camp Dec. 20-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day for children ages 6-14. Cost for the camp is $80 per person, with a $5 discount for families with more than one child participating. SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt will serve as showcase director, with help from assistant coach Andy Polk and Panther players. The camp is designed to provide quality baseball instruction, with emphasis on fundamentals and improvement in all areas of the game. Each day, campers will have the opportunity to improve their skills and baseball knowledge. Players are to bring their own glove, cap, bat and any individual baseball attire to Panther Field at the SFCC campus in Avon Park. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu and select the baseball site. Click on "baseball winter camps," then print out Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms. Mail the forms as indicated on the application form or register by phone at one of the Panther Baseball lines at extension 7036 Avon Park/Sebring: 4536661; Lake Placid: 465-5300; Arcadia: 494-7500; Wauchula: 773-2252. All camp participants will receive a camp T-shirt.Panther Volleyball CampAVONPARK The South Florida Community College Volleyball program will be hosting a four week training camp running from Jan. 6-Feb. 3 for players from 6th to 12th grade. The camp will meet Tuesday's and Thursday's from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and provides 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 .YMCA New Year's 5KSEBRING The Highlands Coun ty Family YMCAwill hold it's first annu al New Year's Day 5K Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m. at Highlands Hammock State Pa rk on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. To register for the 5k run go to t he YMCAto pick up an entry form. Race day registration starts at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20. For more information contact Jonath an at the YMCA, 863-382-9622.Panther 5KAVON PARK The second annu al South Florida Community Colle ge Panther 5K Run/Walk has been plann ed for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFC C Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and B ill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring t he event, and proceeds benefit the college 's intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5 K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $2 5 from Feb. 17 through the day of the rac e. Students with a current I.D. may regi ster for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-F it long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be gua ranteed for those who enter after Feb. 17 Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race d ay in the parking lot in front of the SFC C University Center. The race begins at 8 a.m. Entry forms are available online at www.southflorida.edu/panther5k Participants can mail their copies an d entry fees to the SFCC Foundation, In c., 13 East Main Street, Avon Park, F L 33825; or fax forms to 863-453-8023 an d call 863-453-3133 with credit card info rmation. For more information about the SFC C Panther 5K, call the SFCC Foundation at 863-453-3133. The Foundation will be closed for wi nter break Saturday, Dec. 18 throug h Tuesday, Jan. 4. 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 Diego860.538388260 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 Francisco590.385250314 Arizona490.308243351 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Thursday's Game San Diego 34, San Francisco 7 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 Boston204.833 New York1611.593512Philadelphia1016.38011 Toronto1017.3701112New Jersey720.2591412Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami208.714 Orlando169.640212Atlanta1710.607212Charlotte917.34610 Washington617.2611112Central Division WLPctGB Chicago168.667 Indiana1213.480412Milwaukee1014.4176 Detroit819.296912Cleveland719.26910WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio213.880 Dallas215.8081 New Orleans1610.6156 Memphis1215.4441012Houston1115.42311 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City198.704 Utah189.6671 Denver1510.6003 Portland1314.4816 Minnesota621.22213 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers207.741 Phoenix1213.4807 Golden State916.36010 Sacramento519.2081312L.A. Clippers621.22214 ___ Thursday's Games New Jersey 97, Washington 89 Boston 102, Atlanta 90 San Antonio 113, Denver 112 Friday's Games Indiana 108, Cleveland 99 Miami 113, New York 91 L.A. Lakers 93, Philadelphia 81 Toronto 98, New Jersey 92 Atlanta 90, Charlotte 85 L.A. Clippers 109, Detroit 88 New Orleans 100, Utah 71 Oklahoma City 102, Sacramento 87 Houston 103, Memphis 87 Dallas 106, Phoenix 91 Portland 107, Minnesota 102 Saturday's Games Philadelphia at Orlando, late Miami at Washington, late New York at Cleveland, late L.A. Clippers at Chicago, late Utah at Milwaukee, late Memphis at San Antonio, late Minnesota at Denver, late Golden State at Portland, late Sunday's Games Indiana at Boston, 1 p.m. Atlanta at New Jersey, 1 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 1 p.m. Houston at Sacramento, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Detroit, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia21754711381 Pittsburgh211024410478 N.Y. Rangers201314110487 New Jersey9202205791 N.Y. Islanders61851762100 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal19112408569 Boston16104368663 Ottawa141643279103 Buffalo13154308392 Toronto12154287192 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington18114409994 Atlanta171153910296 Tampa Bay171043896107 Carolina14124328592 Florida14160288078WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit20834310284 Nashville1786408273 Chicago1714337108101 St. Louis15105358084 Columbus16123358188 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Colorado1810440118103 Vancouver1784389476 Calgary14153318993 Minnesota13134307289 Edmonton121452984108 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas18103398986 Anaheim171443891102 San Jose16115379693 Los Angeles17111358271 Phoenix1497358484 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursday's Games N.Y. Rangers 4, Phoenix 3, SO Carolina 3, Atlanta 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 3, Anaheim 2 Montreal 4, Boston 3 St. Louis 6, Los Angeles 4 Ottawa 3, Minnesota 1 San Jose 4, Dallas 3, OT Calgary 5, Toronto 2 Edmonton 6, Columbus 3 Friday's Games Nashville 3, New Jersey 1 Florida 6, Buffalo 2 Chicago 4, Detroit 1 Colorado 6, Ottawa 5, OT Saturday's Games N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, late Washington at Boston, late Phoenix at N.Y. Islanders, late Anaheim at Carolina, late New Jersey at Atlanta, late Dallas at Columbus, late Toronto at Vancouver, late Buffalo at Tampa Bay, late San Jose at St. Louis, late Los Angeles at Nashville, late Minnesota at Calgary, late Sunday's Games Washington at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 7 p.m. Montreal at Colorado, 8 p.m. Friday's Scores EAST Bucknell 89, La Salle 77 Princeton 69, Wagner 57 SOUTH Charlotte 49, Tennessee 48 Chattanooga 71, Elon 65 Clemson 61, Savannah St. 40 Virginia 63, Oregon 48 MIDWEST Indiana 88, SIU-Edwardsville 54 N. Iowa 66, S. Carolina St. 52 FAR WEST Arizona St. 78, Nevada 75 Colorado 89, The Citadel 61 Hawaii 86, Chicago St. 57 New Mexico 91, Longwood 54 Santa Clara 90, Houston Baptist 67 Utah 86, Boise St. 84 Wyoming 80, Western St., Colo. 37BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLES Agreed to terms with RHP Jeremy Accardo on a one-year contract. DETROIT TIGERS Agreed to terms with OF Magglio Ordonez on a one-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS Designated INF Lance Zawadzki for assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS Agreed to terms with INF Tsuyoshi Nishioka on a three-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS Claimed RHP Philip Humber off waivers from Kansas City. TAMPA BAY RAYS Agreed to terms with RHP Joel Peralta on a one-year contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Agreed to terms with C Henry Blanco and OF Xavier Nady on one-year contracts. Designated RHP Roque Mercedes for assignment. Asked for release waivers on UT Rusty Ryal. CHICAGO CUBS Agreed to terms with RHP Kerry Wood on a one-year contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERS Agreed to terms with OF Carlos Gomez on a oneyear contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Agreed to terms with RHP Kevin Correia on a twoyear contract. SAN DIEGO PADRES Traded RHP Brandon Gomes, RHP Adam Russell, LHP Cesar Ramos and INF Cole Figueroa to Tampa Bay for INF Jason Bartlett and a player to be named. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Boys Basketball at LaBelle,6/7:30 p.m.; MONDAY,Jan.3: Girls Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.4: Boys Basketball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs. Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.McKeel, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Avon Park,12:30/2 p.m. MONDAY,Dec.27: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA TUESDAY,Dec.28: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA WEDNESDAY,Dec.29: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA; Girls Weightlifting at Charlotte,2 p.m. Walker 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. SATURDAY,Jan.8: Boys Basketball at Heartland Christian,6:30/8 p.m. Heartland Christian 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. SATURDAY,Jan.8: Boys Basketball vs.Walker Memorial,6:30/8 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Lakewood Ranch,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at Sebring,12:30/2 p.m. TUESDAY,Dec.28: Boys Basketball at Hitchcock Challenge,Santa Fe,TBA WEDNESDAY,Dec.29: Boys Basketball at Hitchcock Challenge,Santa Fe,TBA; Girls Weightlifting at Charlotte,2 p.m. S S O O C C C C E E R R M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . 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By MICHAELMAROT Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS M aurice Jones-Drew unders tands the stakes. Jacksonville has a chance t o dethrone the AFC champ ions and finally end a d ecade's worth of frustrat ion in the AFC South if i t can win Sunday at I ndianapolis. "It is our Super Bowl," J ones-Drew said before gett ing too deep into the analog ies. "I think every game is o ur Super Bowl, so this is a nother chance for us for o ur 14th Super Bowl." No team understands this c hallenge better than the J ags (8-5). They've built the team a round a ball-control o ffense, led by Jones-Drew, a nd a defense designed to m ake the Colts one-dimens ional. They hired an unyielding c oach who thrives on physic al football, and yet it's n ever been quite enough to t ake down the Colts (7-6). Until now, maybe. Awin makes Jacksonville t he first team other than I ndy or Tennessee to win the S outh crown since the divis ion's creation in 2002. Plus, the Jaguars could be c elebrating the title on their n emesis'home field. It's a potentially sweet s cenario, but one the Jags p refer to downplay as they v isit a city where they are 27 "I don't look at it like t hat," coach Jack Del Rio s aid when asked about putt ing the Colts away. "For us, w e're just doing what we do e very week. We have to u nderstand strengths and w eaknesses and areas of c oncern, and this team has t o put forth its best effort." Traditionally, effort hasn 't been a problem when t hese teams meet. Five of the last six games h ave been decided by three p oints or less, including this s eason's first meeting. Josh Scobee made a 59y ard field goal as time e xpired to give the thenr eeling Jags a badly needed 3 1-28 victory in October. Jacksonville responded w ith seven wins in the next 1 0 games, taking control of t he South. But the Jags also might h ave the book on beating the C olts. Jones-Drew is the l eague's hottest back with s ix straight 100-yard games a nd has a chance to win the r ushing title. In nine career games a gainst the Colts, he's avera ged 5.4 yards per carry and s cored more TDs (12) than a ll but five players: Paul Hornung, Andre Reed, Stanley Morgan, Rick Casares and Jim Taylor. And if he and Rashad Jennings deliver the onetwo punch they did last week, well, they could make Peyton Manning a virtual non-factor in Indy's biggest game of the season. "We just have to play Jaguars football," quarterback David Garrard said. "Whenever we're successful in one area we'll have to lean on the other a little more, but we still have to be balanced. You don't want to just be one-dimensional. It makes it a little bit harder for you offensively. If we can just do our job and play our game then we'll be fine." For the Colts, these are rare times. Indy usually spends December weekends clinching playoff spots, division titles, byes and home-field advantage. But this has been an atypical season for the defending AFC champs. The offense has been decimated by a rash of injuries that has taken down everyone from All-Pro tight end Dallas Clark to two-time 1,000-yard runner Joseph Addai to receiver Austin Collie. This week's injury list includes Addai, Collie, left tackle Charlie Johnson and guard Jamey Richard, an occasional starter. The defense has been hit just as hard. It has lost safeties Bob Sanders and Melvin Bullitt and cornerback Jerraud Powers for the season and has played without linebacker Clint Session for the past month. Indy ranks last in the league in rushing and near the bottom against the run, and even the usually impeccable Manning threw a career-high 11 interceptions in a three-game losing streak before rebounding last week in a win over Tennessee. So, not surprisingly, the Colts are now in survival mode. "It's really up to us," defensive captain Gary Brackett said. "We put ourselves in this situation and we can get ourselves out of it." But they must keep winning or they could be sitting home in January for the first time since 2001. Manning knows it, too. He's already got the Colts in playoff mode, leading them to a must-win victory at Tennessee last week. Asecond-round win over Jacksonville would set up a third-round showdown at Oakland next week, and if the Colts win both games, they can clinch an improbable division title for a ninth straight postseason berth. "This one, you can put it anyway you want, it is a playoff game," Manning said. "This is probably a lose and be eliminated." Or in the Jags'case, win and celebrate. The stakes just don't get any higher than this during the regular season, and both teams insist they'll be ready Sunday afternoon. "We know what happens if we win this game. We know what happens if we don't," Jags cornerback Rashean Mathis said. "The emphasis has been stressed. It's not putting any stress on us, but just knowing what you are getting yourself into and what you are going up against is 80 percent of the battle." www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 3D Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. Medicare and almost all insurance accepted First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. Courtesy pho to The Annual Hoop Shoot contest was hosted by the Sebring Elks #1529 on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Hill-Gustat Middle School for boys and girls ages 8-13. First-place winners, left to right, Olivia Burnett, Kevaughn Dellop, Cleotis Harris along with Heide Stover the Exalted Ruler. Elks Hoop Shoot Winners Park showed again that that are a second half ball club. The Devils forced turnovers to score six in the first couple of minutes of the third before DeSoto would answer. The rest of the third was a flat out defensive push by Avon Park, and when the smoke cleared, the Devils were out front 48-35 by the end of the period. Despite the fact that the Bulldogs went on the defensive themselves, double teaming anyone with the ball, Avon Park was able to play keep away for most of the fourth, using the clock to keep DeSoto in the hole. Alonzo Robertson led the Devil scoring drive with 18 points, but did not turn on the nets until the third, scoring only two in the first half. Marcus Dewberry followed close with 16 points, all but four coming in the second half as well. Avon Park's Reggie Bak er and Avierre Conner were ab le to capture doubles before t he final buzzer. Baker hit 11 and Conner a respectable 10. "We were sloppy in t he first half," Clemons sai d. "We are playing good team s, and we have to play our be st all game. We still have to work on some of those litt le things." And they'll have t he chance to work some mo re with a tough home conte st Monday with Lakewoo d Ranch before heading to Santa Fe for the Hitchco ck Basketball Challen ge Tuesday and Wednesda y, Dec. 28 and 29. Continued from 1D Devils face tough schedule over break We are playing good teams and we have to play our best all game.'LUTHERCLEMONS Avon Park head coach Jaguars hoping to take down Colts in AFC South MCTphoto Maurice Jones-Drew hopes to find a little more running room against the Colts Sunday in what the Jags are viewing as "their Super Bowl." Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN€385-6155 Associated PressSAN DIEGO The San Diego Padres have acquired shortstop Jason Bartlett and a player to be determined from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for four players. The Rays will receive right-handers Brandon Gomes and Adam Russell, left-hander Cesar Ramos and infielder Cole Figueroa. Bartlett will replace Miguel Tejada, who signed with the San Francisco Giants. He made 125 starts at shortstop for the Rays, hitting .254 with four homers and 47 RBIs. He was selected by San Diego in the 13th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Russell made 12 reli ef appearances with San Dieg o in 2010 while Ramos ma de 14 relief appearances. Both were in their secon d big league seasons. Figueroa and Gomes a re minor leaguers. Padres acquire SS Bartlett from Rays Associated PressNEWYORK Miami Heat forward Mike Miller has returned to practice and hopes to be cleared soon to play in games after being out all season with a broken right thumb. Miller worked out at the team's shootaround Friday morning, wearing a small black brace on his hand two days after he was given clearance to begin practicing. He said he felt good and was "pretty close" to making his debut, but would wait until the Heat gave him the go-ahead. Though it seems unlikely he would play Friday nig ht against the Knicks, he didn 't rule it out, saying he's read y whenever they put him i n. "Could be tonight, could be tomorrow. We'll see wh at happens." The Heat signed the form er sixth man award winner in July. Heat's Miller says he is close to returning

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News-Sun reportsThe Lake Placid Lady Dragons of the hardwood bounced back from a Thursday loss to McKeel with a 38-36 win at Okeechobee Friday night to make it two wins for the week after Tuesday's win over Frostproof. Thursday night was a rough one for area teams on both the courts and the pitches. The Avon Park boys basketball team fell to Auburndale 54-51 and the Blue Streaks long trip to Osceola made for a longer drive home after an 85-52 loss to the Kowboys. The Lady Blue Strea ks were upset by Hard ee Thursday in a 37-28 loss. The Bolts of Ridge edg ed the Sebring soccer boys 4 -3 and both Red Devil socc er teams took shutout losses to Mulberry. Lady Dragons get second win of week Associated PressORLANDO Jacob R udock threw for two scores, F rederick Coppet rushed for a nother and Nolan Bieck k icked three field goals as F ort Lauderdale St. Thomas A quinas defeated Tampa P lant 29-7 to win the Class 5 Astate football champio nship. Rudock completed 13 of 2 3 passes for 283 yards F riday night, with touchdown s trikes to Rashad Greene of 3 4 and 74 yards. Coppet carried 10 times f or 168 yards. His 93-yard touchdown r un with 19 seconds left in t he first half gave the Raiders ( 15-0) a 20-7 lead. Bieck made kicks of 28, 31 a nd 37 yards. The title is the Raiders' sixth. They've won 52 of their past 53 games. Plant (12-3) was attempting to claim its third straight state championship. The Panthers were held to 235 yards; the Raiders gained 472. Plant quarterback Phillip Ely, who is committed to Alabama, was 13 of 35 for 166 yards and two interceptions.Jefferson takes 3A championshipQuentin Williams threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as Tampa Jefferson claimed its first state title with a 44-34 win over Miami Norland in the Class 3Astate football championship game at the Citrus Bowl. Williams, named Florida's Mr. Football on Friday, completed 11 of 16 passes for 151 yards. He added 73 rushing yards on 15 carries. The 5-foot-11 senior finished his high school career as Florida's all-time leader in passing yardage (10,384) and passing touchdowns (109). As a senior, he threw for 56 scores, also a record. The Dragons (15-0) rushed for 226 yards, 132 of which came from senior Demetrius Russell. Jefferson set a state record for points in a season with 746, eclipsing the old mark of 722 by Seffner Armwood in 2004. Miami Norland (13-2) quarterback Benji Philippe threw for 255 yards and four touchdowns. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE (863) 382-0500 € 3201 Golfview Rd. € Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 12/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am … 1pm $25By 8, After 1 $20 Saturday & Sunday: $20 E.O. Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue € Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsŽEmail: kochcon@strato.netState Certified License #CGC1515338 € ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS € RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL DESIGN € REMODELING € ALUMINUM € ROOFING€ Carports, Patios, Siding, Fascia€ SEAMLESS GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS W ildcat trey tied it at 60-60. McKeel would grab one l ast lead with a free throw, b ut it wouldn't last long as t he Dragon's locked down t he defense and dominated t he paint. "We made some defensive a djustments at the half," head c oach David Veley said. "We h ad been hedging on their h igh screens so we fixed that a nd then, with our size a dvantage, it was about a ttacking inside. Once we s tarted doing that, we really w ore them down." Fleming worked inside for a score, Andre Wilson hit a f ree throw and Devonta C hisolm made a pair at the l ine. Fleming then hit a twisting l ay-up on a follow and Veley d rove the lane for two before a nother Fleming leaner had t he lead at 71-61. The 11-point run was halte d with a Wildcat jumper, but t wo Fleming scores sandw iched a Veley drive to all b ut put this one away. "It was a good effort, espec ially in the second half," c oach Veley said. "We played u nselfish basketball and it w as a district win, so that's a lways important.." Fleming lead the scoring e ffort with 35 points, 20 in t he second half, while Wilson h ad 16 points, 12 rebounds a nd four assists with Veley a dding 15 points, 14 boards a nd four dimes. And in perhaps a result of t he unselfish play, the D ragons had just four t urnovers on the night. And though the Christmas break is now underway, Lake Placid will keep busy with a Monday contest at LaBelle before the team faces a big challenge at the KSAHoliday Tournament in Orlando, featuring more than 100 teams from all over the country. "It should be a real good experience and competition," coach Veley said. "I thought it would something different that the kids could enjoy." Then it will be back to the regular season with the Dragons visiting Mulberry Tuesday, Jan. 4. Continued from 1D LP rides Fleming's 35 to win h as its'share of firepower, l ike 12 goals on the season f rom Brittany Collison and s cores from 14 different playe rs, none would come this n ight. "We have some things we n eed to work on, like getting b etter converting our corner k icks," Merlo said. "But I c an't be too upset. We're m issing four girls with i njuries, we're a little banged u p, it wasn't a district game a nd the girls played well. It is a good time to have the break t hough." Now 11-6 overall and 6-2 i n district play, the Lady D ragons will rest up during t he Christmas break before t aking on the two teams a head of them in the standi ngs, McKeel and Frostproof. i n early January. "If we can get wins there, w e can make it a good threew ay mix at the top," Merlo s aid. "We know we can beat M cKeel and we can play with F rostproof." After the girls match, the b oys varsity took the field to face the Bulldogs and faced a similar fate, falling 2-0. After a scoreless, wellfought first half, DeSoto got on the board just under two minutes into the second half. Minutes later, a free kick was rocketed in from 30 yards out for a two-goal tilt. But the Dragons had their chances and some very near misses. Wilfreddy Moreno blasted one that barely skimmed over the top right side of the goal and Jorge Medina later booted a similar near miss. In the waning seconds, a corner kick from Osvaldo Orduna was stopped on a diving save from the Bulldog keeper. And though his team might have been effected by their third game of the week, head coach James Ashley didn't see it. "I didn't see heavy legs out there," he said. "It was a good match and we met the challenge. DeSoto is a very good team and it was pretty evenly matched. But in games like that, the team that makes the least amount of errors will win. There were a few little mistakes, but DeSoto made the least errors tonight." Now 5-4-1 on the season, Lake Placid heads into the break with Ashley encouraged. "The loss hurts, but it wasn't a district match and it was good competition," he said. "I see a lot of positives going on and they guys are really working. As an example, I have a freshman goalie, Daniel Torres, who was essentially the starter but I was still kind of looking around to see what we had. But he worked at it and made himself the starting goalkeeper." The sort of ethic that bodes well as the season moves along. Both Dragon squads get going again with Tuesday, Jan. 4 matches against McKeel as the girls host the Lady Wildcats and the boys face them on the road. Continued from 1D News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Andre Wilson went for 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists in Friday's win. Dragons grateful for coming break News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Wilfreddy Moreno had one of several very near misses Friday night in Lake Placid's 2-0 loss to visiting DeSoto. St. Thomas Aquinas routs Plant for 5A title The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN English was a particularly powerful presence on the court for the Red Devils. The Eagles tried several defensive strategies attempting to slow her down, but English continued to make plays and muscle in, out and around the opposition. "Brekayla is very versatile," Daly said. "She's a shooting guard, but at the same time she's able to handle the ball. She's a very physical player and we're pretty much able to play her in any position. We're able to play her down low. She can do inside, she can do outside. "She's been on varsity since the ninth grade and she's a veteran player. We've got to kind of watch her with the reach-ins, but that's just typical of most of our girls. We like to reach and we're really just trying to get over that hump of who you beat. We hustle, hustle, hustle. Brekayla does well maintaining herself and doesn't foul out a lot." English and Perry each tallied 10 points in the first half. Perry finished with a game-high 19 points while English totaled 12. English said her teammates always have a green light to shoot if they have a good shot, but she doesn't pay any attention to statistics and has no idea how many points she averages a game. "I don't play for stats," she said. "I just play to win. It's all about the team. This wasn't a hard game, but we came to play hard anyway. We were able to work on things. That's what we do, we work on things in games like this. "We keep working hard and hustling. We have to. If we don't play to our full potential, we have to run suicide sprints. They will hurt you, I'm not lying." The Red Devils slowed down a little in the third, but still outscored George Jenkins 17-11. With about four minut es left in the quarter, Cot te nailed a 3-point bucket an d Perry swished a 2-pointer. English moved the ball u p court, weaving through tra ffic, she drove to the bask et for an easy layup, giving t he Red Devils a 35-point le ad and triggerrng a runnin g clock, basketball's equiv alent to the mercy rule. "It's easy to lose focus in games like these," sa id Perry, who suffered an ank le sprain in the first quarte r. "We need to keep our hea ds in the game. If we see a team and underestima te them, we lose our focus an d we can beat ourselves." The Red Devils have a string of upcoming distri ct games, mostly on the roa d, but will play non-distri ct rival Sebring on Tuesda y. Game time is 2 p.m. "I think we're in the mi ddle of the standings, whi ch is fine," Daly said. "Sebrin g is non-district but they're a rival. It's always interestin g when we play Sebring." Continued from 1D AP keeps focus in easy win

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 01, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001608 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and TIMOTH Y POTTER A/K/A TIMOTHY G. POTTER; JENNIFER L. POTTER; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK 60, SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4125 HARLANDO AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09104279 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. December 12, 19, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-001103 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF MONITA V. DANIELSON A/K/A MONITA DANIELSON, DECEASED, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF MONITA V. DANIELSON A/K/A MONITA DANIELSON, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST, MONITA V. DANIELSON A/K/A MONIT A DANIELSON, 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 Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 607 CHEROKEE CIRCLE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 5, BLOCK C, OF PINE HILL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 66, OF THE 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before January 31, 2011 or within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Courton this 10th day of December, 2010. ROBERT GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001244 SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN H. SVOBODA, III A/K/A JOHN SVOBODA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 01, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001244 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN H. SVOBODA, III A/K/A JOHN SVOBODA; ILIANA SVOBODA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A NICK FLORES, and TENANT #2 N/K/A YARA DUCHENE; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 19, BLOCK 209, SUN N LAKE ESTATES SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 632 BLUE SKIES DRIVE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09083663 SUNTRUST-CONV**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. December 12, 19, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000757GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-2 Plaintiff, vs. LUCIA LEON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUCIA LEON; PLACID LAKES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 6, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000757GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-2 is Plaintiff LUCIA LEON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUCIA LEON; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; PLACID LAKES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th day of January 4, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 24, IN BLOCK 139, 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 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 this 6th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 10-489 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM H. GROTH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of WILLIAM H. GROTH, deceased, File Number PC10-489, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue; that the decedent's date of death was October 17, 2009; that the total value of the estate is $15,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Pamela A. Collins, 1850 Jeri Kay Lane, Sebring, Florida 33870. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 12, 2010. Person Giving Notice: Pamela A. Collins 1850 Jeri Kay Lane Sebring, Florida 33870 Attorney for Petitioner: John K. McClure Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number: 286958 211 S. Ridgewood Dr. Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 E-Mail: kelly@mllaw.net December 12, 19, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-468 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF Joan Gwilliams Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Joan Fanciulli Gwilliams, deceased, whose date of death was October 13, 2010, and whose social security number is 265-60-2769, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 12, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Dorothy Waller PO Box 2385 Lake Placid, FL 33862 SHEEHAN & CELAYA, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 300 DAL HALL BLVD. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1551 Florida Bar No. 184165 E-Mail Address: tim@scjuris.com December 8, 15, 2010 The date of first publication of this Notice is December 19, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Lynda D. Hahn 4115 Loquat Road Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ W. Roy Wilkes Attorney for Lynda D. Hahn Florida Bar Number: 0608475 Elder & Disability Law Firm, P.A. 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Telephone: (863)699-2222 Fax: (863)465-1857 E-Mail: wrw@wilkeslawfirm.com December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-309 IN RE: ESTATE OF HELENA ELEANOR KADAR, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Helena Eleanor Kadar, deceased, whose date of death was March 11, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South 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 OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000273 HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1 Plaintiff, vs. MARIAN GRASS; FRANCISCO GRASS; SAND CANYON CORPORATION F/K/A OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated December 1, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000273 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1, Plaintiff and MARIAN GRASS are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., December 30, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 1: THE SOUTH 41.21 FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER AND THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD NO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF 110.0 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 50.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF A PARCEL OF LAND HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET; THENCE EAST 110.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET; THENCE WEST 110.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD NO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 6th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-377 GCS CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., a Florida corporation;, MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., a Florida corporation, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, LAURA M. ANDREWS, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4. THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, dated the 2nd day of November, 2010, in Case No. 10-377-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Higlands County, Florida, in which CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, described as follows: LOT 20, BLOCK 65, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Commonly known as 4309 Mercedes St., Sebring, FL 33872. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4. THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, dated the 2nd day of November, 2010, in Case No. 10-380-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Higlands County, Florida, in which CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, described as follows: LOT 7, BLOCK 55, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3938 Durango Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33872. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-380 GCS CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., a Florida corporation;, MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., a Florida corporation, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, LAURA M. ANDREWS, AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM A N INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-379 GCS CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BERNARD BROOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., a Florida corporation;, MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., a Florida corporation, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, LAURA M. ANDREWS, AND ANY AND A LL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4. THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, BERNARD BROOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, dated the 2nd day of November, 2010, in Case No. 10-379-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Higlands County, Florida, in which CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and BERNARD BROOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Jury A ssembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, BERNARD BOOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, described as follows: LOT 8, PINE RIDGE CIRCLE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 114 Friendly Circle, Sebring, Florida 33876. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, Y OU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001353 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. ANN DEVINE HINSON, SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; BANK OF AMERICA FKA BARNETT BANK OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 6, 2010 in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001161 HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for Deutsche ALT-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2007-1 Plaintiff, vs. BOANERGE MORENO, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BOANERGE MORENO, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 6, 2010 in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 19, SEBRING LAKES UNIT TWO-C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 13464 LYNNWOOD STREET, SEBRING, FL 33875; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-674-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. EMILY'S PLACE, LLC.; BARRY MENZELL; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, EMILY'S PLACE, LLC. and BARRY MENZELL, dated the 1st day of December, 2010, in Case No. 10-674-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and EMILY'S PLACE, LLC. and BARRY MENZELL are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, EMILY'S PLACE, LLC. and BARRY MENZELL, and described as follows: A Parcel of Land compromising previously recorded Parcel 2, and the Northeasterly 47.00 feet of Parcel 3, all in TRACT "B" OF SPRING LAKE SECTION ONE, a portion of Sections 14, 15, 22, and 23, Township 35 South, Range 30 East, as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 23, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, more fully described as follows: COMMENCING at the Southeast Corner of said Section 15; thence North and along the East Line of said Section 15, a distance of 3868.69 feet to a point on the Southeasterly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway #98; thence South 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches West, along said Southeasterly right-of-way, a distance of 1128.63 feet to the Northeast Corner of said Tract "B;" thence continuing South 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches West along said Southeasterly right-of-way line and the Northerly line of said Tract "B," a distance of 200.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence South 27 degrees 52 minutes 00 inches East, a distance of 370.00 feet to a point on the Southerly Line of said Tract "B;" thence South 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches West along said Southerly Line of Tract "B," a distance of 147.00 feet to a point; thence North 27 degrees 52 minutes 00 inches West, a distance of 370.00 feet to a point on the Northerly Line of Tract "B;" thence North 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches East along said Northerly Line, a distance of 147.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Real Property Address: 6005 & 6007 U.S. Highway 98, Sebring, Florida 33876. Real Property Tax ID#s: C-15-35-30-010-T0B0-0020 and C-15-35-30-010-T0B0-0031. DATED on December 3, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla 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 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals 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, 2011Time 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 09001954GCS CENLAR FSB, Plaintiff, vs. DIPCHAND PANCHU; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; JANKI PANCHU; 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 6th day of December, 2010, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001954, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CENLAR FSB is the Plaintiff and DIPCHAND PANCHU; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; JANKI PANCHU; UNKNOWN TENANTS(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 4th day of January, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 9, 10 AND 11, BLOCK 210, ALTAMONT PLACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 72, 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 8th day of December, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, December 19, 2010Page 7D 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 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 9000 Transportation2007 POLARISPredator 50, four wheeler, automatic, low hours and in great condition. $850. Please call 863-441-1639 8400RecreationalVehicles2007 RANGER18' Ghost in excl. cond.. 150 Yamaha with all the bells & whistles. Jack Plate, Trim tabs, hydraulic steering, poling platform, aerated live wells, onboard charging systems, GPS, Raymarine UHF radio, full custom boat cover and MORE! 863-655-2575 8050Boats & Motors 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 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. MALTESE AKCPups, beautiful silky, non shed coats, health cert., champ lines, parents 5 lbs. Male $500 / Female $600 Cash. Ready 12/21 11wks. 863-382-7448 or 863-214-4313. FREE KITTENS8wks, 3blk. males, 2blk/orange calico females. Email anarahlee@aol.com 7520Pets & SuppliesLOOKING FORused car in VERY GOOD CONDITION Call 863-465-0978. 7340Wanted to BuySEBRING -Moving Sale Maranatha Village, 15 Gideon Rd. every Fri-Sat 9am, until Jan 7th, '11. Household items, furniture, gardening misc. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TV ANTENNAOutdoor, w/ remote, and Amp $35 863-382-7959 TIRE &WHEEL, large, LT 265/70 R17. $65. 863-699-1119. STAMP COLLECTIONMint sheet book. Asking face value, 6-22 cents, price $87.40. Phone 863-655-3552 PLOW ANCHOR,25 pound $75. 863-699-1119 MINI FRIDGEw/ freezer, black. $100. 863-201-3769 HEDGE TRIMMERBlack & Decker $10 863-699-0352 GOLF CLUBSfull set, w/ self standing bag. Excel. cond. $25 863-385-2605 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 COIN COLLECTION(American Map). $75 863-655-1762 BOOKS -100 paper back & hard back. Excellent condition. $15 863-385-2605 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 7310Bargain Buys JIGSAW PUZZLES1000 pieces. 20 boxes $3 863-699-0352 GENERATOR -Craftsman 10 HP, 5600 watts. NEW! $395 989-915-1949 7300MiscellaneousROWLAND KEYBOARDE 500 all accessories plus extension speakers and custom case. Cost $1800, asking $800 obo 863-452-6499 7260MusicalMerchandiseLAZY BOYRecliner with power lift & heat, Tan color. $600 863-382-2503 7180Furniture NEW FURNITURECLOSE OUT Everything must Go!... BR, Sofa, Recliners, Misc. sofagalleryflorida.com Call 863-471-3315 for Appt. NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS! HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180FurnitureCANDELABRA -2 Brass, 39"tall w/ tray 14 3/4" from top. $100. Black solid wood Chinese tri fold screen, embossed with colorful Chinese figures. $799. 863-386-1885 7060Antiques -Collectible 7000 MerchandiseAVON PARKSTORAGE RENTAL. 1900+ sq ft, 60x32 closed storage area, 12x12 door. Many uses, call to discuss fair rental rate. 863-452-1578. 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING -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 LAKE PLACIDPet Friendly! Near Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished or Unfurnished 2BR, 1BA with appliances and A/C. $650/mo. + $500 security deposit. 863-465-1354 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, new floors/ paint, fenced yard, close to boat ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no smoke, $550/mo. 863-699-1119 3 BR,2 BA, Living Rm., Dining Rm., Utility Rm. w/ W/D hook up, 2 Car Garage & Fireplace. Country Living. Call 863-773-5462 6300Unfurnished Houses SEASONAL /Yearly, furnished or unfurnished. 2/2 on Lake Sebring, W/Dryer. $700 yearly or $$1400 seasonal. 2/1. yearly $625, W/D hookup, big yard, across from lake.863-386-9100. LAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, Excl. furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, seasonal or monthly rental. No Smoking or dogs. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 SEBRING -Clean 1BR, 1BA, living rm., utility w/ W-D hookup, new screened vinyl patio, near Walmart & Homer's area. You pay electric, I pay cable & utilities. Ideal for 1 or 2 adults. Prefer year round renter, no dogs. $450 mly. + $450 sec. dp. Move in now $650 to the right party! Call after 1pm for details. 732-222-0344 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. 863-453-7218 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8538 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsLEMONTREE APARTMENTS1015 West Bell St. Avon Park, FL 33825(off US 27, behind Wendy's)1BR, 1BA $495/Month+ 200 security deposit (Water, Sewer & Garbage Incl) Pets Welcome* Full Size Washer/Dryer Open 8 am 7 pm 7 Days a Week Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 AVON 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 PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING, ONCircle Park. One bedrooms and studios, furnished or unfurnished, includes water, no pets. Ref needed. Starting at $375 and up. 863-386-9100 or 954-295-7195. SEBRING LOVELY,furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets. Utilities & cable included $425/mo863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartments 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 RentalsSEBRING -RV Park, Close to Downtown, 1BR, 1BA & Efficiencies, $325-$400/mo; 2BR 2BA, $400/mo. EASY MOVE-IN RATES! 863-655-3504 5150Mobile HomesFor RentLAKE 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 -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 EstateANTIQUE &Gift mall opening January 6th on Sebring Circle. Booth and showcases available for collectibles and antiques. Rent starting at $150 and up. Reserve your space now. Will be open Thurs, Fri. & Sat. Nancy 954-295-7194. 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 FinancialSALES PERSONALneeded for our new location in Sebring. We are looking for experienced sales people with positive attitudes & strong customer service skills. Please apply in person to Cell Phones Verizon Wireless. 700 US Hwy 27 North, Sebring, Florida 33870. 2150Part-timeEmployment TEACHER -FT needed for Christian school in Avon Park, 2 / 3 year old children. Call 863-443-2344 and leave message. PHLEBOTOMISTS SEBRING/ WAUCHULA Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing and services. Our team recognizes that people depend on us for answers to important health questions and we work with urgency and accuracy to provide results. We presently seek the following Phlebotomists to join our team: Full Time: Wauchula, 40 hours/week. Job ID: 3680111 & Sebring South, 40 hours/week. Job ID: 3680518. Six months of experience required for both positions. Floater, Full Time: Sebring, 40 hours/week. At least three years of experience required. Job ID: 3679921. Please apply online using the corresponding Job ID at: www.questdiagnostics.com or call 813-972-7100, ext. 7566. EOE. ORTHOPEDIC SHOESMACHINE OPERATOR, FL 40 Hrs/Wk. Associate Degree in Design Orthopedic Shoe or 5 yrs exp. in jobs custom orghopedic shoes, with many abilities and dynamics. Drug Test, background check, written reference required. Nonsmoking environment. Must be avail. weekends & overtime as required. Position avail. immediately. Mail resume only: LOPEZ AND ASSOCIATES, Agent for Employer, 1223 US Hwy 27, South, Sebring, FL 33870. HAIR STYLISTS/ NAIL TECHS / MASSAGE THERAPISTS needed for new Salon by Southgate Plaza. Be your own boss! Booths & private rooms to rent. 518-866-1172 or 863-655-6025POLICE LIEUTENANTThe City of Avon Park is seeking an experienced individual with a high degree of personal and professional integrity. Must be a Certified Law Enforcement Officer or ability to become certified within six (6) months of employment and must possess a valid Florida Drivers License. An Associates Degree or a minimum of fifteen hundred (1,500) hours of specialized law enforcement training, with extensive training in the investigative and administrative fields required. Ten (10) years of public law enforcement experience with a Municipal, County, or State government, three (3) of which must have been in a command and or administrative capacity with experience in managing, leadership, budgeting, investigations, and organization. Salary compensable DOQ. Applications and job description is available at the City of Avon Park, 110 E. Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825 or can be obtained on our website: www.avonpark.cc All applications must be accompanied with a copy of applicants Florida driver's license. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Avon Park is a smoke and drug-free workplace. E.O.E. Return completed applications to: City Hall, Human Resource Dept., 110 E Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100AnnouncementsHIGHLANDS COUNTYBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for:ITB 11-019 LAKE ISTOKPOGA CANAL MAINTENANCE DREDGING PROJECT No. 05011 NIGP COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE: 968-34Highlands County is seeking vendors to perform maintenance dredging for Lake Istokpoga Canals. This project is a multi-phased project funded by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Acting Director, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524, E-Mail: dgilbert@hcbcc.orgA MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting will be held on Friday; January 7th, at 10:00 A.M., in the Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803. All potential bidders are encouraged attend this meeting.Submit two (2) originals and two (2) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY; FEBRUARY 10th, 2011 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at either or both of the above meetings.Local Preference will not be applicable to the Award of this Bid. Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashier's Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489.Highlands County recently prepared the Lake Istokpoga Canal Maintenance Dredging Evaluation Report. This project is a multi-phased project funded by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for the purpose of evaluating seventeen (17) residential canals for contaminants of concern associated with the canal sediments, quantifying the volume of the sediments to be removed, and determining the mass of phosphorous that would be removed from the canals by dredging. The principal features of the Project are: To provide all labor, materials and equipment to dredge approximately 20,000 cubic yards of sediments from seventeen (17) residential canals and to construct containment areas on sites approved by the County for disposal of the sediments. The Contractor shall provide a signed and sealed engineering design for the containment berms. The Contractor shall install DOT type III silt fence around all areas to be disturbed during construction and shall install floating turbidity barriers at the mouth of each canal during construction. The Contractor shall be responsible to provide all piping required to convey the sediment/dredged slurry to the containment areas.The County has contacted the property owner's and secured construction easements over the sites for the containment areas and for the route of the slurry piping. The County has also obtained an exemption from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for this work. The Contractor shall comply with the conditions of this exemption. Within sixty (60) days of dredging the last canal or 15 days of there being no free water in the containment areas the Contractor shall fill the ditches from where the borrow for the containment berm construction was obtained and spread all dredged material. The Contractor shall be responsible for the final survey to determine that the work of this contract has been properly and completely performed. The Contractor shall leave the work site in a neat and clean condition.The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC/County) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid.The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County CommissionersPurchasing DepartmentHighlands County, Florida Website: www.hcbcc.net December 12, 19, 2010 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001591 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC. Plaintiff, vs. LAURA L. GRIFFIN and GREGORY W. GRIFFIN, QUAIL COVE OWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 6, 2010 in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOT 39, OF QUAIL COVE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, AT PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 8 MALLARD DR., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 09-674-GCS MERCANTILE BANK, etc., Plaintiff, v. PATRICK T. MUSANDA, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Summary Judgment entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Description of Mortgaged and Personal Property Lot 9, Block 285, PLACID LAKES SECTION 20, according to the Map or Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. The street address of which is 116 Imbros Avenue, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the front entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 3387-3701 on DECEMBER 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Dated: December 2, 2010. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner, as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 12, 19, 2010 LOT THIRTY THREE (33) BLOCK E, OF SPRING LAKE, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 6101 PINE LN., SEBRING, FL 338766490; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures locate therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop!HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER THE NEWS-SUN LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 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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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Santa surprised a room full of brighteyed kids on Friday afternoon. The Boys and Girls club board members, staff and members welcomed St. Nick and his elf helper into their Christmas party. Among the club staff and members were more familiar faces, those that the kids are growing fonder of each year. Remax Realty brokers and Realtors stopped in and provided the club with yummy sweets and treats for all the children to enjoy. This is our fourth year doing the Christmas party, said Linda Boring, broker at Remax. Linda and her husband Chip began this tradition when Wally Randall mentioned years ago at a different event that something new should be done for the children during Christmas time. Devils beat DeSoto on roadPAGE1DSMSstudents walk to help fight cancerPAGE2ANEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, December 19, 2010 www.newssun.com Volume 91/Number 154 | 75 cents www.newssun.com HighLow 69 43Complete Forecast PAGE 8A A blend of clouds, sun and pleasant temps Forecast Question: Do states have the right to sue the federal government over the health care law? Next question: Is religion a part of your familys Christmas traditions? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Winifred C. Allen Age 88, of Sebring Dr Ted M. Butts Age 73, of Avon Park Mario Giorello Age 86, of Sebring Audrey Johnson Age 71, of Sebring Chester Kalis Age 84, of Avon Park Tracey Moore Age 46, of Lake Placid Ella Poole Age 90, of Avon Park Curtis Thomas Age 46, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453O nline: www.newssun.com Yes 82.9% No 17.1% 099099401007 Total votes: 76 Business 1B Classifieds 5D Community Briefs6A Crossword Puzzle2C Dear Abby 2C Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope 7C Living 1C Lottery Numbers2A Police blotter 2A Sports 1D Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com Days left before Christmas6 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING T he Florida Fish and Wildli fe Conservation Commis sion released all of i ts investigative report s, taped statements, pictur es and court documents to date in the Jeff Carlso n case on Friday. Carlson was charg ed with boating under t he influence, manslaught er and vessel homicide aft er the boating accident o n July 24 that caused t he death of his wife. Julie Carlson died of severe head injuries t he day after the boat her husband was operating hit a channel marker near Sebastian in Indian River County. According to the initi al report, witness at t he restaurant told investig ators that Carlson had at least three drinks befo re leaving a restaurant ju st minutes before the acc ident. Taped statements fro m Scott and Ann ie Noethlich, passengers at the time of the acciden t, both told FW C Investigator Kevin L. Hansen that Carlson w as not in full control of h is facilities when he too k the helm of the boat aft er dinner, dancing an d drinks at Capt. Hiram s restaurant. Scott Noethlich is t he Sebring city administrat or and is Julie Carlso n brother. Scott and Ann ie Noethlich also confirm ed that the boats forward Q Beam spotlight, used f or night navigation, was n ot working properly, th at Carlson was trying to navigate in the dark b y his Hummingbird GP S and that he was lookin g down when the bo at struck the channel mar ker. Details o f Carlson crash released Carlson News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Dressed for a court appearance, John Miller hopes his ability to overcome adversity can inspire others to do the same. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING This is a story of hope and paying forward an example of the true meaning of Christmas. John Miller, a long time resident of Highlands County, called the News-Sun recently. My hope is, he said, that by sharing my story, somewhere, someone maybe, just maybe can regain hope, too. Certainly, Miller has had a long run of misfortune. In the winter of 2006, Millers girlfriend told him she needed a kidney transplant. She was my soulmate, Miller said. I had to help if I could. It turned out he was a match and he donated a kidney. Three weeks later his girlfriend dumped him and almost immediately married someone else. That was when I started losing the mental value of who I was as a person and a human being, he said. How could this happen? Somewhere along the line theres got to be something atrocious wrong with me (if shed leave me like that). For 28 years, Miller sold ca rs in the county. He was good at what he did and rose to manag ement levels until the housin g market crashed, taking most of the economy with it. In 2008, still reeling from t he pain of his girlfriends betray al which he still believed was h is own fault his financial secu rity disappeared, too, when he w as laid off. My mental and financi al worlds joined hands and spiral ed New hope after years of despair See MILLER, page 7A News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIGE Rescue workers remove an infant from the minivan involved in Saturday mornings crash on U.S. 27 just north of Avon Park. News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE First responders work to treat victims in Saturday mornings accident just north of Avon Park on U.S. 27. Eight people were reportedly injured. 8 injured in wreck on U.S. 27 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Eight people were reportedly injured in an accident on southbound U.S. 27 just north of Avon Park Saturday morning. Highlands County EMS, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Avon Park Police Department, the Highlands Lakes Fire Department and Highlands County Sheriffs deputies all responded to the two-vehicle crash. Witnesses on the scene described the grisly accident that included at least two children and one infant when a Ford Mini Van and a ford F150 Pick-up collided around 10:20 a.m. It was unclear if Saturdays rain contributed to the accident. Details were sketchy at press time, but the accident occurred approximately one mile north of Stryker Road across from the Motel Sharon. Southbound traffic on U.S. 27 was delayed for over an hour as rescue workers extracted victims of the crash from the minivan and transported them to Florida Hospital. FHPtroopers on the scene could not immediately determine who the drivers where when emergency services arrived because several people were already out of the vehicles on the ground. Witnesses stated that seven individuals were in the minivan and all suffered some sort of injury. It was unclear how many people were in the pick-up. Alight rain hampered rescue attempts, and kept Aeromed helicopters grounded. Several of the injuries were reported as serious. Pickup, minivan collide on rainy highway See CARLSON, page 5 A Boys and Girls Club gets visit from Santa News Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Adrianna Dominquez receives a Christmas present from Santa during the Boys and Girls Club Christmas party on Friday afternoon. See SANTA, page 5A

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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Dec. 16: Frank Roger Atkins, 32, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, and petit theft. Genice Diane Carr, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with DUI. Brenda Annette Cavinder, 50, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Kelly Christopher Drummond, 21, of Sebring, was charged with possession of liquor by person under 21 years of age. Jose Alberto Hernandez, 23, of Avon Park, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference failure to appear for an assault on a law enforcement officer/EMT/firefighter. Ryan Michael Hineline, 25, of Lake Placid, was charged with two counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and two counts of grand theft. Jeffrey David Marcus, 42, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended. Rolando Salinas Martinez, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with resisting an officer without violence, fraud-impersonate false ID given to law enforcement officer, failure to appear reference no valid driver licnese. Juan Areco Medrigal, 71, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Barbarito Delgado Ramos, 43, of Sebring, was charged with possession and or use of narcotic equipment, fraud tamper with theft of utility or cab, producing marijuana, trafficking marijuana, and grand theft. Lorenzo Alexander Sparrow, 21, of Orlando, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference burglary of a structure and grand theft. Sherri Lauratt Stewart, 46, of Arcadia, was charged with prostitution and possession and or use of drug equipment. Jose Luis Trejo, 38, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Demetrius Deon Whitfield, 22, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, and possession of marijuana. Donald Lewis Wolfe, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with criminal mischief and battery. POLICEBLOTTER News Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLA R Avon Park juniors Benjamin Au Yang and Jasmine Hamilton each received substantial scholarships to further their educations. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Two Avon Park High School students were recently the recipients of very impressive scholarships. Jasmine Hamilton and Benjamin Au Yang, both juniors at APHS, are two of the brightest students in their class and their awards are just part of their impressive personalities. Hamilton is a talkative, bubbly young woman who has hopes of becoming a forensic scientist. Aworknow-play-later type of student, Hamilton has learned to balance school work, sports and her social life with great skill. School always comes first, when I get home my main focus is work first. My parents keep me on top of things, Hamilton explained. She is member of the girls weightlifting and softball teams and is also a member of the College Reach Out Program (CROP), which is were she first got the idea to apply for scholarships. Mrs. Barrett and Mrs. Dozier were the ones who told me that I should apply for scholarships, so I did, said Hamilton. Au Yang also was pushed by Barrett, Dozier and Louis Jones to apply for scholarships. They were the ones here at school that put it in my head to go after scholarships, said Au Yang. Both students were awarded their scholarships a month ago at a banquet held at the school. They were not expecting to receive scholarships this year due to the fact that these scholarships are usually given out to seniors, however Hamilton and Au Yang were perfect candidates for these awards. I was sitting there and I heard them announce Majoring in computer science... and I just had a feeling it was me, said Hamilton. Hamilton received a $6,000 scholarships to Florida A&M University. Au Yang received a $20,000 scholarship, also to FAMU. They both are also considering University of Central Florida as a second choice school. I will be studying biology, Au Yang said, a trendy, yet quiet student who is determined to become an anesthesiologist. I know a girl whose dad is one. He was telling me all about it one day, I just thought it sounded so interesting. Au Yang is an active member of his high school participating in numerous activities. Hes in the National Honor Society, the Interact Club and serves as Junior class president. Au Yangs Pair of APHS students awarded hefty scholarships By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Hundreds of middle schoolers spent their last day before the holiday break doing something that most other students didnt: they walked. On Friday, the Sebring Middle School students participated in a Relay for Life event benefiting the American Cancer Society. SMS guidance counselor Donna Foster, along with her co-captain Keith Mason, held the event at the school in hopes of raising money for a former SMS student. We are walking today for Lindsey Hammortree, explained Foster. Hammortree, a SMS student only a couple of years ago, and was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a very aggressive form of cancer, on May 12. Foster knows that Hammortree is in for a battle. Its a really, really aggressive form of cancer, but she is a fighte r. She is greater than cancer, Fost er said of Hammortree. The now 1 6year-old was one of Fosters chee rleaders during her middle school da ys and Foster hopes that current studen ts will understand and empathize wi th Lindsey. Fridays relay allowed any stude nt to cut class and take a few la ps around the track. The students p ay $1 to get out of a class and then th ey come out here during that period an d walk, explained Foster. Not only were the students enthus iastic about getting out of class for t he event, the teachers were just as op en to the idea. Look, said Foster holding up a check for $15. The teachers are wr iting checks for their whole class to participate. The SMS team hopes to tune o ut cancer and continue to raise fun ds Sebring Middle School students cut class for a cause News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Hally Sebring and Sydney Esquibel lead a pack of Sebring Middle School students during their Relay for Life event on Friday morning. Devils earn grants to Florida A&M Support Relay for Life, former student See APHS, page 5A See SMS, page 7A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands County Audubon Society told commissioners on Monday that the group does not want the county to spend more money fighting the Department of Community Affairs rejection of the latest round of comprehensive plan amendments. The plan changes include Blue Head Ranch, Lake Placid North and South proposed developments. In a letter addressed to the commission dated Dec. 13, Dale Gillis, local Audubon Society president, made it clear that his organization does not want the county to pursue any legal appeals to the DCAconcerning the comprehensive plan. The DCArejected the countys plan amendments citing roads, schools and water concerns in October. We believe that the plan amendments passed in September are destructive to wildlife and the environment and harmful to citizens and homeowners in Highlands County, the resolution from Audubon Society states. Gillis said on Thursday that his organization will oppose any county efforts for the proposed developments. If the county appeals this, Audubon Society asks county not to pursue development plans Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands County Sheriffs O ffice is proud to announce t he recent appointment by G ov. Charlie Crist recently a ppointed Highlands County S heriff Susan Benton to the C riminal Justice Standards a nd Training Commission ( CJSTC). The Sheriffs qualificat ions coupled with her appare nt dedication to serving F loridas citizens lead the G overnor to select her to join t he commission. The Criminal Justice S tandards and Training C ommission is constructed of 1 9 members, of which only three positions are comprised by Florida sheriffs. The commission has the undertaking of ensuring all citizens of Florida are served by ethical, qualified, and not to mention well trained criminal justice officers. They are tasked with establishing minimum uniform standards for the employment and training of full time, part time and auxiliary law enforcement, correction and correctional probation officers. Officer training programs, curricula requirements and certification of training schools and instructors are also charged to the commission. The group develops, maintains and administers the State Officer Certification examination for criminal justice officers to assure well qualified constituents are joining the law enforcement community. As part of the commissions effort to continue advancing the associates of the criminal justice sector, members conduct quarterly meetings to discuss issues and approve rules that relate to the standards and training for officers. Benton appointed to pair of commissions Benton See BENTON, page 5A

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 3A EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com According to my daught er-in-law, Amanda, we spent a pproximately 65 hours a way from Highlands C ounty last week. I persona lly spent 34 of those hours o n the road between here a nd Henderson, Tenn. No wonder Im still tired. Amanda and I made this t rip with a dual purpose. The m ain goal was to pick up J ames from Freed-Hardeman U niversity for his Christmas b reak. Amanda was going to s top off in Chattanooga to v isit her grandparents. It is more than 800 miles t o Henderson. Im not sure h ow far it is to Chattanooga, b ut its a very long drive. A manda and I started out e arly in the morning and it w as past dinnertime when w e pulled into her grandpare ntsdriveway. Wed more o r less split the drive up e qually so we werent as w eary as we could have b een. The fact that the L eonards were gracious and c onsiderate hosts also h elped. So after a lovely breakfast t he next morning I set out t he remaining distance b etween Chattanooga and H enderson. While driving I saw things t hat were both lovely and c oncerning. Snow was visib le along the sides of the ( thankfully) clean and dry r oads. As I went through Monteagle, Tenn., I saw lovely icicles along the journey where water normally ran and sparkled. Did I mention how cold it got? I know it was cold (for Florida) around here last week. It didnt touch what we felt. I squeezed myself into an old corduroy jacket that was so tight on my wrists Im surprised there still arent marks. Amanda and I shivered our way to Tennessee, and the farther we got from the Sunshine State the colder it got. My concerns began to stir as I heard weather reports. As I tuned from one radio station to another I kept hearing the ominous phrase wintry mix. For those who dont spend a lot of time up north, thats weatherspeak for a combination of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. At least thats how I heard it. The last time I ever had to worry about driving in such weather was in 1995. I was younger then. James has pretty much no experience with such driving. Amanda has, but she was not with me in Henderson and I knew I was going to have to drive whatever we got hit with. This did not fill me with confidence. This also worried Don, who was safe and warm in Florida. He began checking out the weather forecasts for our route. He and James then hit me with the bad news: To beat all the icy weather we were going to have to leave early in the morning. Very early. 5 a.m. early. Can I remind readers that I am not a morning person? Nevertheless, I am not a tryto-drive-on-icy-roads person either so I dragged myself out of bed at 4:30 a.m. the next morning to start the long trip back. We spent a very long Wednesday driving ahead of a wintry mix and saw nothing more threatening than a few snow flurries in Atlanta. With three drivers we actually covered the distance from Henderson, Tenn. to Sebring in one day, dragging ourselves into town a little after midnight. This morning I rejoiced in being able to run outside in a T-shirt, no constricting jacket in sight. I know James and Amanda are glad to be back in Florida as well. As far as those of you in the north are concerned, you have my sympathies this winter season. I promise not to gloat too loudly about our weather. After all, for a few hours this week, I have been where you are. And its cold. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Winter weather and the Florida girl Lauras Look Laura Ware Theres a reason why the state Legislatures teacher merit-pay bill wasnt on the now veto-proof Legislatures to-do list when it was busily overriding Gov. Charlie Crist right and left a few weeks ago.Senate Bill 6 had become poison, a result of miscalculations by the Legislature and the measures champion, state Sen. John Thrasher. Not least among those mistakes was leaving public school teachers largely out of the loop, especially when the bill was in its formative stages. The backlash took many of the bills supporters including this editorial board by surprise. If teachers felt snubbed then they might want to avert their gaze from the list of Rick Scotts appointees to his education transition team. The governor-elect has made no secret that he wants to retool the public school system, though, as with many of his other priorities, hes been stingy with details. His transition team, however, says a lot. At least a half-dozen of the 21 appointees come from the world of alternative education, like charter schools. Theres a K-12 superintendent and a Florida Virtual Schools history teacher, b ut the teachers responsible f or educating Floridas 2.6 m illion classroom studen ts werent invited to the party Scott did, however, fin d room for a management co nsultant from a firm specia lizing in establishing strateg ic direction and bridging t he gaps between planning an d execution. Third-grade rs throughout Florida c an breathe a sign of relief. ... Its understandable wh y Scott would want new voic es with new ideas to change t he way Florida educates ch ildren. Its also understandab le why Scott wouldnt want to include representatives of Floridas teachers union s, whose interest in reform is grudging even on a good da y. His mistake would be fa iling to invite the state s 165,000 public school teac hers to the table. If reform s like merit pay and loss of tenure take hold, theyll be the ones expected to impl ement change and live wi th the consequences. They re also the ones who understan d a lot better than consu ltants with a knack for bus iness-world cliches wh at goes on inside Florida s classrooms. ... Thats the lesson to lea rn from last sessions merit-p ay mistakes. An editorial from the Orlando Sentinel Harder Hall may make a good shelter for homeless E ditor: Highlands County is in g reat need of a shelter facilit y for the homeless and I d ont mean just for when its c old. There are families, coup les and individuals out t here who, through no fault o f their own, have no place t o live. Many have no or litt le income and just need s omewhere they can take c are of their daily needs so t hey can seek employment a nd become self-sufficient. There is a perfectly good b uilding going completely to w aste Harder Hall. It has b ecome apparent that no one i s going to purchase and reno vate the building into anyt hing income producing. It is o wned by the city of S ebring. The city could c heck into obtaining grant m oney, contributions and v olunteer assistance to turn i t into a first class facility t hat could not only offer t emporary shelter, but couns eling and job services. Even if only half of the b uilding was used for that a nd the other half for office f acilities for the city governm ent, it would be better than l eaving it rot. Just a suggestion that m ight help the community. Krys Marbaugh Sebring W ho or what is the Miracle League? E ditor: So many times I am asked t hat question when I mention t hat my boys are Miracle L eague players. Actually it i s Miracle League of Lake P lacid and it is a wonderful o rganization. Miracle League of Lake P lacid was formed for those, w hether adult or children, t hat cannot play baseball in a r egular league due to physic al or cognitive impairments. S ome have mental health i ssues that prevent them f rom playing on a team w here the stress of winning i s too much for them. The M iracle League games are n on competitive but fun for a ll. The teams are separated o nly by age with there being a dult teams and youth teams. T hey play at a field that is j ust right for them at the L ake June Ball Fields. There has been some controversy lately over the fields there but hopefully the league will continue on there. These games are so very important to the players and all others involved with their lives. To sit and watch these games as a Fan in the Stands will bring a smile to anyone. The players each have a buddy to help them with hitting the ball, running the bases or being in the outfield. To see a player in a wheelchair, using a walker or even seeing impaired run the bases brings joy to your heart because of the huge smiles on their faces. They are so very proud of their accomplishments. The end-of-the-year party was great with each player receiving a trophy for their efforts. This was followed by a Christmas party recently where friends for life were able to socialize with each other, snack on goodies and see Santa Claus. Santa Claus handed out gift cards and stuffed animals. The league also had a float in the Sebring and Lake Placid parades which was fun for all. None of this would be possible without the support of community sponsors, the board members, the coaches, the fans in the stands, the parents and those who volunteer to be a buddy. These are adults and teens from the community that give up there Saturday morning sleep in to be there. Now that you know what the Miracle League of Lake Placid is about please join us in supporting these teams next season. If you have a loved one that cannot play on a regular baseball team due to cognitive or physical limitations here is the email address to get information to join the team. playerregistration@miracleleagueoflakeplacid.com Diane Thibodeau SebringABATE thanks community Editor: ABATE, American Bikers Aiming Toward Education, www.abateflorida.com would like to send a thank you to all the businesses that allowed our organization to put our Christmas boxes in their establishment, and a special thank you to the folks that put toys in those boxes. The Toy Run was a huge success. Our ABATE chapter was given childrens names by various people and organizations. Then we have the special shopping night, where we all meet, and put all the collected toys out on tables. We each have several families and take the family information, such as clothes sizes, toys requeste, and bag up the items on the information page. ABATE supplies these families with a box of a full course Christmas dinner, which they cook themselves. We then meet with the parents/guardian to deliver the toys and clothes and the Christmas dinner when the children are not there. This years Toy Run was the best in the past couple of years and its all thanks to our community. Even when times are tough, people still give and thats what makes Highlands County our community. Our chapter members work very hard putting this Toy Run on every year. You can not imagine behind the scenes of putting this all together. If you are interested in what our ABATE Inerstate Chapter of Highlands County does for our community and the fun stuff we do year round, you are more than welcomed to come join us at our monthly meeting on the last Sunday of every month at 11 a.m. at the Blue Crab Restaurant located at 825 N. Ridgewood Dr., down from the Sebring Circle. Thanks again to all that put their time into making this a very Merry Christmas to the needy children that will wake up on Christmas morning with a smile. Brendalee Moore Chapter Public Relations ABATE Bouquet Other viewpoints Florida Congressman Jeff Miller will take over chairmanship of the House Veterans Affairs Committee at a particularly challenging time. Almost everyone believes the federal governments outof-control spending has put the United States in financial peril, yet conservative Republicans of which Miller is one are loath to slash military funds, especially military retiree funds. The longtime lawmaker represents a 1st District that is studded with Air Force, Army and Navy facilities and tens of thousands of military veterans. Public works projects are under way to accommodate even more military personnel. So it wasnt surprising to hear him say, after his appointment was announced, that I dont believe were going to see the budget of the country balanced on the backs of those who wore the uniform. And this: I will work to make sure those who have worn the uniform of the country have the benefits they have earned. But he also acknowledg ed the need to rein in spendin g, even at the Department of Veterans Affairs. There w ill be cuts, he said. We ju st have to agree on where th ey will be. People other than Mill er think they know where t he cuts should be. Tom Philpott, the Dai ly NewsMilitary Upda te columnist, reported Dec. 4: Military retirees age 65 an d older who rely on TRICAR E for Life as a golden insuran ce supplement to Medica re would face higher out-o fpocket costs if Congre ss adopts the final plan of t he National Commission o n Fiscal Responsibility an d Reform. Philpott added that t he commission wants a ta sk force to re-evaluate feder al retirement plans with t he goal of saving $70 billio n over 10 years. Some budget-cutters wa nt to target military retiree be nefits, even if Miller doesnt The congressman has o ur hearty congratulations on h is appointment. We hope he ll be able to balance, to t he countrys benefit, today s competing drives to cut mo re and spend more. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. 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 Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 5A Pictures show extensive damage to the port side of the vessel, and clear signs of damage to the channel marker as well. The pictures also show empty beer bottles on the boat, including one in the cup holder of the console that was opened, perspiring and still cool to the touch according to incident reports from the Sebastain Police Department. Witnesses at the restaurant also stated that Carlson left the dock and put the 21foot Pro-Line bay boat up on plane within 50 yards of the marina. Additionally, Annie Noethlich, in her taped statement, said that she had made the comment that Carlson was driving to o fast just before the acc ident. In the search warrant, t he investigating offic er described Carlson as co nfrontational an d impaired and that he h ad refused to give blood for an alcohol test until he w as confronted with a forc ed blood withdrawal by of ficers. Scott Noethlich stat ed that he offered to drive t he boat, but Carlson refused. Before we got started I was behind the wheel, b ut Jeff took over the whee l. Jeff can be a little difficu lt in that respect, Noethli ch states in taped statement.. Carlson pleaded n ot guilty to the charges, and is scheduled for another doc ket call on Jan. 6. Continued from page 1A pre-med scholarship is impressive, but not as impressive as the scholarships they both could get if they raise their ACTscores just a few more points. We both need to get a 27 or keep a 3.5 GPA, said Au Yang. The duo are both up for a total of $64,000 of scholarship money if they can perfect their already impressive scores. I made a 25 on the last one, Au Yang said. Hamilton scored a 23 on her last ACT. Hamilton is already scheduled to retake the ACTafter the winter break; Au Yang is planning to take the test again before the school year is complete. I cant procrastinate, said Au Yang. Im so busy with school work and everything so I have to stay on top of things. Its a lot of money and it will really help. The students credit being at the top of their class to their families and the CROP administrators. With an entire year left in their high school careers, the two have amble opportunity to excel even further. Continued from page 2A Bentons appointment t o the CJSTC comes p aired with another h onor. The Florida S heriffs Association has s elected Benton as the n ewest member to the C ommission for Florida L aw Enforcement A ccreditation. The comm ission consists of 13 v oluntary members, of w hich only four members a re current sheriffs. Members of the comm ission serve two year t erms with a maximum of t hree consecutive terms a nd act as the accrediting b ody for Florida law e nforcement agencies. T he commission is in place to establish unif orm law enforcement g eneral standards t hroughout the state of F lorida and develop clear, w orkable and practical s tandards. These standards task a gency personnel with b eing accountable to the c onstituency in which t hey serve and institute s tandards representing c urrent professional law e nforcement practices. The accreditation comm ission promotes confid ence in the goals, polic ies and practices of the l aw enforcement agency a nd to implement a prog ram in Florida that a scertain standards for a ccreditation without m aking it unaffordable f or agencies to reach n ational accreditation stat us. Continued from page 2A We asked him how could we help and here we are now, said Boring. The couple and their staff provided baked goods, sodas and bags of little trinkets and toys for each of the 87 kids at the club. Among the volunteers that baked and prepared the party foods were Gina Bexley, Marie Castilow, Lisa Lucas, Gayle Labonawitz and of course Santa and his elf. The spend the day or night before making all these goodies and then we bring them down for the kids, Boring said. The kitchen was loaded with food and beverages for the kids and the volunteers smiled brightly as the kids had a good time. The agents donate all the money for this event and then Chip and I match whatever they have. Its a good event and its gotten bigger each year, said Linda Boring. After the party, Santa and his elf made an appearance greeting the kids with smiles and high-fives. Every childs name was called and they each received a gift from Santa. After dozens of photos and smiles the kids opened gifts and spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying their presents and festivities. Boring and the Remax agents look forward to this continued tradition and allowing children to have some fun while enjoying their holiday. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Boys and Girl club members cheer and yell as Santa crashes their party on Friday afternoon. Santa makes a surprise stop in Sebring APHS students earn hefty scholarships Report: Carlson was confrontational and impaired after crash Benton named to pair of boards Highway Park water storage tank maintenance completedLAKE PLACID The personnel of Placid Utilities would like to thank the public for its cooperation during the time work was performed on the Highway Park Utility Storage Tank. All maintenance, repairs and water testing are complete, and the above ground storage tank was back in service at 4 p.m. Dec. 16. Extreme water conserv ation efforts for the Highway Park Utility Water System are rescind ed.City Hall closed for holidaysSEBRING City office s and city hall in Sebring will be closed Friday, Dec 24 and Monday, Dec. 27 for Christmas. They will also be closed Friday, De c. 31 for New Years. 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Page 6ANews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com Dr. Ted Merrill Butts, age 73, passed away Friday, December 17, 2010 in Sebring, Florida. He was born in Webster County, Mississippi to Clint and Vera McKay Butts Curry. Dr. Butts was a Professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, also served as the Chairman of the Department of Education at the University of Alabama at Huntsville; he was a contributing author for Field & Stream Magazine and an avid bass fisherman, he was a member of the Jaycees in Birmingham, Alabama, volunteer for the Samaritans Touch Care Center, he was a member of the First Baptist Church and had been a resident of Avon Park since 1995, coming from Huntsville, Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Jimmie Garner Butts of Avon Park, Florida; sons, Eddy Garner (Donna) of Florence, Alabama, Mark Garner (Ginger) of Bedford, Texas and Charles Garner (Cindy) of Hernando, Mississippi; sisters, Cora Bell Eidson of Eupora, Mississippi and Annie G. Brannon (Mike) of Hernando, Mississippi; brother, Robert Blain Curry (Sara Jane) of Eupora, Mississippi; seven grandchildren, Candis, Drew, Hope, Jordan, John Mark, Bailey and Jamison; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, James Delbert Butts and Jim Hugh Curry and a sister, Joy Kay Hillhouse; and a grandson, Garrett. A visitation will be held Sunday, December 19, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with service following at 3:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Avon Park, with Rev. Jon Beck and Rev. George Hall officiating. There will be a visitation and funeral service on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Walthall Baptist Church in Walthall, Mississippi with service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Willy Weddle officiating. Burial will follow in Eupora City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to World Changers-First Baptist Church, 100 North Lake Avenue, Avon Park, Florida 33825.STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME Avon Park, Florida OLIVER FUNERAL HOME Eupora, MississippiDR. TED MERRILL BUTTS Good Shepherd Hospice needs volunteersSEBRING Want to l earn more about the fulfilli ng experience of volunteeri ng with Good Shepherd H ospice? Good Shepherd H ospice needs volunteers at a ll levels from providing c ompanionship for a hospice p atient to supplying office h elp to facilitating a child rens grief support group. Plan to attend a free, 90m inute orientation session at 9 :30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 t o learn about the best way y ou can contribute to helpi ng patients and families in H ighlands County as they f ace the challenges of endo f-life issues. All training is free and v olunteers do not need any t ype of prior experience. C all (863) 551-3943 for m ore information or to regist er.Taste of Highlands helps Humane SocietySEBRING Tickets are a vailable at the Humane S ociety, 7321 Haywood T aylor Blvd., for ATaste of H ighlands County on S unday, Jan. 30. The event w ill be at the Bert J. Harris J r. Agriculture Center. All $25 ticket donations g oe to the shelter. Call 6551 522 or 273-0049 for tickets. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill have NFLBig Ticket on t he screen with kickoff set f or 1 p.m. today. Karaoke by B ildi is from 5-8 p.m. T uesday. For more informat ion, call 452-9853. The Highlands County M oose Lodge will have a m eeting at noon today. M usic by Jo and Jackie R ivers is at 3 p.m. C hildrens Christmas is also today. House Committee meets at 6 p.m. Monday Officers meet at 7 p.m. General meeting is at 7:30 p.m. WOTM will have its second monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. WOTM and LOOM meet at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 452-0579. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have a LOOM meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The WOTM meet at 7 p.m. House Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. and the LOOM general meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 465-0131.Recreation Club plans shuffleboard tournamentSEBRING _The Sebring Recreation Club will have its County Shuffleboard Tournament at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Entry fee is $5. SEBRING RECREATION CLUB Play six games/payout for winners. Bring your own lunch. Anyone living in Highlands County or a member of a club within Highlands County is eligible to play.Bountiful Blessings plans Christmas concertSEBRING Bountiful Blessings Church of God, 820 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., is hosting a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26. For information, contact Andrea Mathis at 471-3118.Drum Circle plays todaySEBRING The Primal Connection Drum Circle is now at a new location, behind the Sebring Civic Center overlooking Lake Jackson. The group will gather from 3-5 p.m. today. Bring a chair or blanket. Bring an instrument if you have one. Bring something to drink. Bring a friend. This event is open to all ages. No experience necessary. Some percussion instruments will be available for the public to use. For more information contact Fred Leavitt, Primal Connection, by phone at 402-8238, or by e-mail fred@primalconnection.org.SALT meets TuesdaySEBRING The Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at the Childrens Advocacy Center, 1000 S. Highlands Ave. The meeting, hosted by Chief Tom Dettman of the Sebring Police Department, will begin at 10 a.m. Charlie Stroup of Hope Hospice will present the program, Stress of the Holidays. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge, however reservations are requested. To reserve a seat at this presentation contact S.A.L.T. president Janet Tindell of Southern Lifestyles at 443-0747 or Nell Hays of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office at 385-0024. The S.A.L.T. Council is a part of Triad, which is an organization of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs Association and the AARP. The purpose of this organization is to address the needs of seniors in the community especially as they relate to crime victimization and the fear of crime. S.A.L.T. meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday at 10 a.m. Locations for the meetings rotate throughout Highlands County and are presented by the respective law enforcement agencies based on the meeting site. For more information on future S.A.L.T. meetings or to volunteer for this organization, contact Tindell at 443-0747 or Hays at 3850024.Recreation Club events plannedSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this week: Monday Ladies Social Club 1 p.m. Shuffleboard Scrambles 1:15 p.m. County tournament 9 a.m. Bridge 12:30 p.m. Ping pong 1 p.m. Friday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Mini-shuffleboard tournament 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day, Carry-in dinner.NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet on Tuesday at Homers Buffet in Sebring Square. Lunch is at 11 a.m., followed by the business meeting at noon. The meeting will include installation of officers for 2011. Entertainment by Hank Mattson, Cracker Cowboy Poet. All current and federal employees (and their spouses) are invited to attend.Antique Appraisal Show comes to YMCASEBRING The Antique Appraisal Show will be at the Highlands County Family YMCAfrom 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Cost is $20 per person (includes lunch catered by Simply Trish and a verbal appraisal of one item). This event is brought to you by Furniture Doctors owned by Jim and Jody Dow with more than 30 years of appraisal experience. Tickets are available at the front desk of the Highlands County Family YMCA. Any questions, call 382-9622. COMMUNITYBRIEFS W inifred C. AllenWinifred Winnie C. Allen, 88, of S ebring, died Dec. 11, 2010. She was b orn in Brooklyn, N.Y. and grew up in N ew Jersey and Pennsylvania. She visi ted balmy Miami 55 years ago and n ever returned, moving to Sebring in 1 983. She attended First Baptist Church of S ebring and participated in local organ c lubs in the Sebring area. She is survived by two daughters and a son, Carolyn Melf of Paradise, Calif., J ames Davis of Davie, and Robin M ascari of Fort Worth, Texas, and a g randson. Amemorial service will be held S aturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Morris F uneral Chapel, 307 S. Commerce A ve., Sebring. Interment was at the L akeview Memorial Gardens in Avon P ark beside her husband, Alfred H. A llen, who passed away in 1999. The f amily suggests memorials be sent to H ighlands County Humane Society, 7 910 Airport Rd., Sebring, FL33876 C ondolences may be expressed at w ww.morrisfuneralchapel.com. Mario GiorelloMario Giorello, 86, of Sebring died D ec. 13, 2010. He was a maintenance m an and a musician. He is survived by his beloved partn er, Lillian; children, Anthony and K athleen; and stepchildren, Barbara, L ydia, Cathy, Joanne and Michelle. Arrangements are with Fountain F uneral Home, Avon Park. A udrey JohnsonAudrey Lee Johnson, 71, of Sebring d ied Dec. 17, 2010. Born in Mulberry, s he had been a lifelong resident of A von Park. She worked at the Alberta C rate Company for many years, and a ttended the Apostolic Church of Jesus. She is survived by her husband, D orrel; sons, Robert Smith Jr., Eddie L. S mith and Josh Smith; daughter, Eartha M ae S. Maddock; mother, Cora Lee Brown; brothers, Ernest Brown Jr., Robert Brown, Leon Brown and Robert J. Brown; sisters, Betty Spears, Lilly P. Wooden, Estella McCollough and Sylvia Brown; three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at noon Thursday, Dec. 23 with service to follow at 1 p.m. at Apostolic Church of Jesus, Avon Park. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonnelsonfh.com.Chester KalisChester R. Kalis, 84, of Avon Park died Dec. 16, 2010. Born in West Springfield, Mass., he moved to Avon Park in 1993. He was an electronics engineer for a gas company; of the Catholic faith; and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Leonie; sons, Steven R. Kalis, Thomas E. Kalis, and Frank DeGeronimo; daughters, Lynn A. Nault, Andrea M. Armstrong, Kelly F. Perez, and Kim M. OConnell; and 12 grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 at Highlands Ridge Club House with Rev. Dale Spung officiating. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.Tracey MooreTracey Moore, 46, of Lake Placid died Dec. 7, 2010. She was a lifelong resident of Lake Placid. She was an environmental services aide with Lake Placid Healthcare. She attended House of Prayer in Action in Lake Placid. She is survived by her mother, Frances Moore; sons, Neric Bullard, Travalier Sholtz, Avonitra Moore and James Moore; daughter, Sheena S. Donaldson; brothers, Dennis Armstead, Leonard Cooper and Johnny Bee Armstead; and sisters, Roberta Moore, Sally Mae Callahan, Geraldine McDonald, Benita Archer and Sharie Bayz. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist in Lake Placid with Pastor Derrick Robertson officiating. Interment will be in Highway Park Cemetery. Swanns Mortuary, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.Ella PooleElla B. Poole, 90, of Avon Park died Dec. 8, 2010. She was a lifelong resident of Avon Park. She owned Pooles Cafe in Avon Park for more than 50 years. She was a member of Apostalic Church of Jesus in Avon Park. She is survived by her sons, Donald Walker and Antonio L. Walker; a daughter, Patricia A. Rivers; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at Apostalic Church of Jesus. Afuneral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at the church with Bishop Stanley Smith officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Avon Park. Swanns Mortuary, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.Curtis ThomasCurtis Thomas, 46, of Sebring died Dec. 11, 2010. Born in Dover, Del., he moved to Sebring as a young child. He is survivved by his father, Curtis Jones; brothers, Johnathan Thomas, Jefrey Jones and Milton Thomas; and sisters, Bridgette Thomas, Clara Pough, Lisa Williams, and Melissa Wilson. Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at Swann Mortuary, Sebring. Afuneral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at the funeral home with Minister Robin Smith officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Cemetery in Sebring. OBITUARIES The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Lacking a single hire to staff Floridas government, incoming Gov. Rick Scott on Friday asked most of Gov. Charlie Crists administration to rescind their resignations and stay on board for up to three months. The about-face leaves in place agency heads and mid-level staffers from an administration Scott repeatedly criticized from the campaign trail as unresponsive to private business and ill-equipped to foster job growth. Scotts transition team initially asked for hundreds of resignations, more than Crist did when he succeeded former Gov. Jeb Bush. And its the first public indication from Scotts secretive team of a transition clogged under the leadership of Enu Mainigi, his personal attorney and most important hire to date. The insiders, lobbyists, business owners and former government officials who make up the transition team say time is running out and they fret the slowdown is hurting Scott. Mainigi, a Washington, D.C.-based corporate defense lawyer, disputes there is any clog and challenges accusations that she is being overly protective of Scott. She writes off the criticism as backbiting inherent in the sport of Tallahassee politics. It is a game, Mainigi said. One of the reasons weve primarily run the transition outside of Tallahassee is because we dont really want to be distracted by the rumors and the buzz. Friendly and exceedingly bright, Mainigi also inspires fear. Despite discontent among transition committee members and staff, all declined to speak on the record for fear of retribution. Mainigi, 40, advised Scott on the campaign and was quickly hired to run his transition. She acknowledges Scotts administration is well behind the pace set by the previous two governors. She has heard complaints that shes the de facto gatekeeper to Scott and that we dont know what we dont know. Maybe thats true, Mainigi said. Maybe there are things that we don t know. Well learn them as we need to learn them. Mainigi acknowledg es shes fascinated by t he rumor mill even 500 mil es away in Fort Lauderdal e, where she runs the trans ition from the campaig n offices. During an interview in the state Capitol, she ask ed for names of peop le rumored to be in line f or administration jobs, only to shoot them down one aft er the other. Ive never even met th at person, she said wh en given the name of someo ne on Scotts 189-memb er transition team. Scotts team asked f or resignations from the top 1 0 people in each agenc y. Resignations are tradition al in a transition, but the num ber exceeded Crists team which limited it to the to p six. Mainigi, who w as on the hiring com mittee of her la w firm, Williams & Connolly, said s he has created a rigo rous process th at requires findin g multiple candidat es for each job to be compar ed to each other. Those slates of cand idates have not come quic kly. ANew York fir m launched a nationwi de search but came back wi th an underwhelming numb er of people willing to give u p their private-sector salari es and move to Florida s remote state capital. Mainigi said there a re several terrific candidate s for top jobs and hoped to announce a Division of Emergency Manageme nt director next week. As part of the proces s, she and Mary Anne Cart er direct a staff of about 1 0 workers. Mainigi said s he consults the top-level trans ition advisory committee f or big picture advice. Theyre not there wor king day to day, Maini gi said of the committe e, which includes several of former Gov. Bushs to p advisers. Somebody h as got to do all the work. With the holida ys approaching, Scotts tea m started sending lette rs Friday evening to Crist s administration letting the m know if they would be retained for three months or if their resignations h ad been accepted. Gov.-elect Scott asks Crist team to stay on Scott

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I was welcomed at the lowe st point in my life, he said. Ill always be grateful. Good with his hands, M iller became the churchs u nofficial handyman. One day, trying to hang a d oor by himself, he met J ason Smith who with his w ife, Kimberly Smith, have f ounded the non-profit servi ce Works in Faith. Smith helped him hang the d oor and they talked. They offered to help me w ith what I needed without e xpecting something in r eturn. It doesnt get any p urer, brother, Miller said. He was so impressed and t hankful that for a time he s erved as a member of their b oard. His financial woes, h owever, continued and he h ad to step aside. In this precarious situation, m ore misfortune fell. Even though he was raisi ng their son, he said his exwife insisted on child support. Miller said he paid it through the years simply to keep peace. Now, however, he was unable to keep up the payments. He said his ex-wife had his license suspended just before Thanksgiving this year. Miller was pulled over and arrested for driving on the suspended license. He spent six days in jail. During those six days his two vehicles and his daughters car which he was financing were repossessed because he couldnt make the payment from jail. Being locked up was terrifying. He saw one inmate beat down another, was not allowed to take his prescribed sleeping pill, and suffered migraine headaches. The other inmates, he said, hated him because he was restless and loud when he slept. So he tried to stay awake instead. The food was horrible. At first I thought someone should be fired, then I figured out it was designed like that, to keep people from wanting to come back, Miller said. Bad as it was, however, jail served as a wake up call. Miller knew he had to make more changes. Because of the Smiths example, Miller began a ministry, showing churches simple business practices that can help them through these difficult times. He also made a solemn pledge to begin tithing any income he received starting with funds left over from the money his father sent him to get out of jail. Ever since then, Miller said, his fortunes have begun to change, slowly, for the better. He still needs to find steady work, and hopes to start a consulting business where he can pass on the business lessons hes learned over the years. But, he and his son remain close and still live together. And if hes riding a bicycle instead of driving a car, he said smiling, at least hes getting back into shape. The Works in Faith telephone number is 382-4332. Continued from page 1A Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County S heriffs Office is proud to announce its coll aboration with the Board of County C ommissioners, Tax Collector and Clerk of C ourts to facilitate yet another successful y ear of the Rudolph Round Up. With the holiday season fast approaching, H ighlands Countys governmental agencies j oined forces to make this Christmas special f or the less fortunate in our surrounding comm unities. The Rudolph Round Up is a prog ram designed to give back to the communit y. Christmas time can be difficult for some f amilies who are not able to provide lavish g ifts for the children in their care. This is w here the Rudolph Round Up steps in to help k eep the magic of Christmas alive in the h earts of children within the community. Members of the Sheriffs Office along with t he Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts and Tax Collector went on to sponsor 50 children from Highlands County who are currently in foster care. The names of children were distributed to each office for sponsorship by individuals, families and divisions within the agency. Atoy drive was also done simultaneously with the child sponsorship, in which over 10 dozen toys were collected to be distributed to children in group home settings for Christmas. It goes without saying that the gifts brought together by the Sheriff's Office and the other agencies might be the only gifts these children receive this year. In total, nearly 1,080 children are in foster care between Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties. The Rudolph Round Up is geared to provide Christmas gifts for children in all three neighboring counties. With the partnership of agencies and individuals across the counties it was reported that the wish lists of all of the children were sponsored. Rudolph Round Up a success f or ACS and Hammortrees f und. Students walked t hroughout the day, excludi ng their lunch period. Some e ven walked multiple times. Weve had a few out here e very block. I wonder where t hey are getting all this m oney from? Foster joked. The event also had refreshm ents and an art table for the s tudents to enjoy. Seventhg rader Brian Cuscuna was h ard at work behind the conc ession stand selling water, c andy, and other snacks for t he worked up students. Hes been out here every b lock, hes working so hard. T hey all are doing something s o great, said Foster. Art teacher Rhoda Ross w as busy at her table painting f aces and temporally tattooi ng students. The kids had to p ay $1 for artwork and wait i n the lengthy line for the fun a nd funky images, but they d id not seem to mind. Foster reported on Friday e vening that the total money r aised was $2,085, all of w hich benefits the cause. Foster and her team were quite pleased with the participation and the outcome and plan to hold two more relays after the winter break. For more information about Lindsey Hammortree visit lindseygreaterthancancer.com or contact Foster at 471-5700. Continued from page 2A News Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Kayla Harnage (seated left) takes a break from the relay to get some artwork done. Art teacher Rhoda Ross (right) spent the day drawing, painting, and stenciling on students during their walks. SMS students walk for a cause Miller turning life around with help News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS John Miller holds up one of his tattered t-shirts as a reminder of his two year funk, when he couldnt wear anything else. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Page 8ANews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com GOODFRIENDS. GOODTIMES. GOODHEALTH. GOODFOOD. GOODFORTUNE.Glad tidings to you and yours at this special time of year.Happy Holiday to all our patients and families From your Friends at Bowyer Physical Therapy MERRY CHRISTMASTOALLand to all a Goodnight!Punchin Drillin TrenchinQuality Dewatering Since 1992Jesus gave the world the gift of himself, the gift that gives forever. May your Christmas be wrapped in the blessings of His love. The free gift of God is eternal Life in Christ Jesus, our Lord. 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City HiLoWCity HiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCity HiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCity HiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCity HiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowTuesdayCity HiLoWHiLoWHiLoWFor 3 p.m.today For today Dry weather is usually in the cards at Las Vegas, Nev., but a rare heavy rainstorm hit the city on Dec. 19, 1984. Relative humidity ....................56% Expected air temperature ........66 Makes it feel like ......................67 Sun and moon Moon phases FullLastNewFirst Dec 21Dec 27Jan 4Jan 12 Washington Washington 36/23 36/23 New York New York 35/27 35/27 Miami Miami 74/57 74/57 Atlanta Atlanta 46/32 46/32 Detroit Detroit 27/18 27/18 Houston Houston 63/48 63/48 Chicago Chicago 23/18 23/18 Minneapolis Minneapolis 14/3 14/3 Kansas City Kansas City 40/27 40/27 El Paso El Paso 66/43 66/43 Denver Denver 54/35 54/35 Billings Billings 24/17 24/17 Los Angeles Los Angeles 60/54 60/54 San Francisco San Francisco 56/46 56/46 Seattle Seattle 42/31 42/31 Washington 36/23 New York 35/27 Miami 74/57 Atlanta 46/32 Detroit 27/18 Houston 63/48 Chicago 23/18 Minneapolis 14/3 Kansas City 40/27 El Paso 66/43 Denver 54/35 Billings 24/17 Los Angeles 60/54 San Francisco 56/46 Seattle 42/31 Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation.Temperature bands ar e highs for the day.Forecast high and low temperatures are given for selected citie s. A major storm system will continue to pound much of the West today.Rain will douse the coastline, with the heaviest rainfall targeting California, which could trigger localized flooding problems.Snow will blanket the Cascades, Sierra Nevada and northern Rockies, while showers dampen the southern parts of the Intermountain West.A system emerging onto the Plains will bring a bit of snow to South Dakota into Iowa as well. High pressure will build over the Midwest. National Forecast for December 19 A blend of sun and clouds today.Clear and chilly tonight.Mostly sunny tomorrow.Tuesday:mostly sunny and beautiful. Wednesday:times of clouds and sun with a shower possible.Thursday: plenty of sunshine. Avon Park Tallahassee Jacksonville St.Petersburg Miami Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus 71/43 71/43 71/43 70/43 56/32 56/35 67/47 74/57 69/43Shown is todays weather.Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows Regional forecast Water restrictions Almanac Farm reportA blend of sun and clouds today.Winds northnorthwest 6-12 mph.Expect 3-6 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 75% and poor drying conditions. \000\000 )Tj ET Q Q q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 g /GS3 gs /T3_0 1 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw 0.8654 0 0 0.9572 763.9871 1405.1948 Tm (\000 )Tj -20.325 6.775 Td (\000\000 \000\000 )Tj ET Q Q q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 g /GS3 gs /T3_1 1 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw 0.8654 0 0 0.9572 763.2283 1386.0507 Tm (\000 )Tj -22.136 7.379 Td (\000\000 \000)Tj 0 11.659 TD (\000)Tj ET Q Q q 746.95 1398.624 31.154 -120.607 re W* n q 0 1520.667 810.014 -758.103 re W n q 0.9508362 0 0 1.0516968 0 0 cm 0 G 0.573 w 4 M /GS3 gs 790.989 1278.914 19.862 11.604 re 810.85 1278.914 m h S Q Q Q q 752.103 1325.415 18.885 12.204 re W n q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 g /GS3 gs /T3_3 1 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw 0.8654 0 0 0.9572 760.8569 1343.0265 Tm (\000 \000 \000)Tj 0 12.419 TD (\000)Tj ET Q Q q 746.95 1398.624 31.154 -120.607 re W* n q 0 1520.667 810.014 -758.103 re W n q 0.9508362 0 0 1.0516968 0 0 cm 0 G 0.573 w 4 M /GS3 gs 790.989 1241.143 19.862 11.604 re 810.85 1241.143 m h S Q Q Q q 752.103 1284.255 18.885 12.204 re W n q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 0 0 1 k /GS2 gs /T3_5 1 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw 0.8654 0 0 0.9572 760.8912 1292.5425 Tm (\000)Tj 0 10.5 TD ()Tj ET Q Q q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 0 0 1 k /GS2 gs /T3_5 1 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw 0.8654 0 0 0.9572 770.3024 1302.593 Tm ()Tj ET Q q 752.103 1284.255 18.885 12.204 re W n q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 0 0 1 k /GS2 gs /T3_5 1 Tf 0 Tc 0 Tw 0.8654 0 0 0.9572 779.7137 1302.593 Tm ()Tj -21.75 10.5 Td (\000)Tj ET Q Q q 746.95 1398.624 31.154 -120.607 re W* n q 0 1520.667 810.014 -758.103 re W n q 0.9508362 0 0 1.0516968 0 0 cm 0 0 0 1 K 0.573 w 3.864 M /GS2 gs 790.989 1221.12 19.862 11.604 re 810.85 1221.12 m h S Q q 0.9508362 0 0 1.0516968 0 0 cm 0 G 0.573 w 4 M /GS3 gs q 1 0 0 1 800.919 1229.809 cm 0 0 m S Q Q Q Q 0 0 0 0 k 754.319 1251.865 41.629 10.837 re f q 1 0 0 1 -9 -18 cm BT 0 0 0 1 k /T1_11 1 Tf -0.0001 Tc 0 Tw 6.9232 0 0 7.6576 769.9736 1274.2484 Tm [(FRONTS Shower s T-storm Rain Flurries Snow Ice Cold Warm StationaryDaytona Beach6444pc6543s6951s Ft.Laud.Bch7556pc7359s7660s Fort Myers7147pc7051s7455s Gainesville6033s6340s6748s Homestead AFB7453pc7356s7658s Jacksonville5635s6139s6848pc Key West7360pc7062s7465s Miami7457pc7459s7760s Orlando6746pc6846s7252s Pensacola5737s6152s6957c Sarasota6645s6748s7152s Tallahassee5632s6239s7053pc Tampa6943s6749s7053s W.Palm Bch7354pc7155s7655sTemperature(Readings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid)High Tuesday ..........................52 Low Tuesday ............................20 High Wednesday ....................58 Low Wednesday ......................25 High Thursday ........................74 Low Thursday ..........................37 Precipitation Tuesday ..............................0.00" Wednesday ........................0.00" Thursday ............................0.00" Month to date ......................0.34" Year to date ......................55.16" Barometer Tuesday ..............................30.12 Wednesday ........................30.10 Thursday ............................30.10 Tides(Readings at St.Petersburg)High ............................11:30 p.m. Low ..............................7:08 a.m. High ....................................none Low ......................................none(Readings at Palm Beach)High ..............................6:58 a.m. Low ............................12:12 a.m. High ..............................6:58 p.m. Low ............................12:43 p.m. Lake Levels Lake Jackson ....................78.36' Lake Okeechobee ..............12.54' Normal ..............................14.51' TodaySunrise ....7:08 a.m. Sunset ......5:38 p.m. Moonrise ..4:13 p.m. Moonset ....5:27 a.m. MondaySunrise ....7:08 a.m. Sunset ......5:39 p.m. Moonrise ..5:10 p.m. Moonset ....6:26 a.m.If your address (house number) ends in... ...0 or 1, water only on Monday ...2 or 3, water only on Tuesday ...4 or 5, water only on Wednesday ...6 or 7, water only on Thursday ...8 or 9*, water only on Friday and locations without a discernible address TodayTodayNational summary:Regional summary: Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather,Inc. -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sAccuWeather.com

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When Ben Franklin famously wrote, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, Im pretty sure he wasnt warning his readers about the perils of cyber crime. But in todays world of phishing, shoulder-surfing and computer spyware, his advice h its home. Its a sad reality that some people w ill rip you off if you give them an o pportunity. Just as you take safety p recautions when handling cash, so s hould you be vigilant when using c redit or debit payment cards for p urchases, whether the transaction is i n person on online. Here are tips for protecting your a ccount information and avoiding p ayment card scams: Prevent online intrusions. Use u pdated anti-virus and anti-spyware s oftware, only download information f rom trusted sites and dont click p op-up windows or suspicious links i n emails. These can all be tricks to i nstall spyware, which can record y our keystrokes to obtain account or o ther confidential information. Use secure websites. When p urchasing items online, look for s afety symbols such as the padlock i con in the browsers status bar, an s after http in the URL, or the w ords Secure Sockets Layer ( SSL). These are signs that the merc hant is using a secure page for t ransmitting personal information. Protect personal information. N ever provide sensitive information, s uch as credit card or bank account n umbers, passwords, Social Security n umber, drivers license, or a ddress/phone by mail, phone or e mail unless you initiated the communication. Report requests for personal information to your card issuer by calling the number on the back of your card. Be wary of free trial offers. Take time to read and understand all terms and conditions. Pay particular attention to any pre-checked boxes in online offers before submitting an order. Failing to un-check the boxes may bind you to terms and conditions you dont want. Track account activity. Regularly review credit card and bank statements and report any suspicious or unauthorized charges to the financial institution or card issuer. Ask whether your credit or debit card offers zero liability, which means you wont be responsible for unauthorized or fraudulent purchases. Transaction alerts. Sign up for e-mail or text message transaction alerts from your bank to keep track of purchases. These alerts are triggered when the transaction meets certain criteria you select; for example, purchases over a certain dollar amount. In addition, banks generally will contact you if they spot unusual activity, such as multiple large purchases made within a short time frame or from different geographic areas. Afew other quick tips: Create strong, random passwords and change them regularly. Shield keypads from the eyes of shoulder surfers at stores and ATMs. Review receipts for accuracy before signing and retain them for your records. There are many great resources where you can learn how to protect your personal and account information and prevent fraud, including: The National Cyber Security Alliances www.StaySafeOnline.org is filled with tips for safe Internet use. The Federal Trade Commissionfs ID, Theft, Privacy and Security page offers extensive information about identity theft, privacy and information security at www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/d ata.shtm. Visa Inc. offers VisaSecuritySense (www.visasecuritysense.com), which contains tips on preventing fraud online, in stores and at ATMs, spotting deceptive marketing practices, and more. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. Go to www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney. BUSINESS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, December 19, 2010 Make sure you are cyber secure Personal Finance Jason Alderman By EILEEN AJ CONNELLYAPPersonal Finance Write r NEWYORK T he Federal Reserve o n Thursday proposed a 1 2cent cap on the fees ban ks would be allowed to charge merchants f or debit card transactions, a limit that some estima te could cut up to 90 perce nt of the revenue collect ed through such fees. Shares of Visa Inc. an d MasterCard Inc. slid mo re than 10 percent after t he proposals were made pu blic. Capping debit inte rchange fees, sometim es called swipe fees, wou ld help merchants. Under t he existing system, the F ed said the average fee in 2009 was 44 cents p er transaction, or 1.14 pe rcent of the transactio n. When the customer sign ed for the purchase in t he same way they would f or a credit card purchas e, known as signature deb it, the average fee was 5 6 cents, or 1.53 percent of the transaction amount. The proposal al so would require that me rchants have a choice of unrelated networks to process transactions, li ke Visa and MasterCar d. That could cut into re venue for those compani es by allowing other ne tworks to process transa ctions now handled by t he two biggest players in t he industry. Fed proposes 12-cent cap on merchant debit fees See DEBIT, page 2A Metro Services Failing to ensure security while online could have costly consequences.

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By JEANNINE AVERSA APEconomics WriterWASHINGTON The y ears end is always a frantic t ime for tax preparers. This y ear, its more frenetic than u sual. The tax-cut bill that gained f inal approval in Congress l ate Thursday, coming so late i n the year, has whipped up a m ild panic for accountants, p ayroll staffs and anyone else w ho handles taxes. The Internal Revenue S ervice released new taxw ithholding tables Friday, a l ittle more than two weeks b efore the new year begins. B ut payroll processors say t he delay in the withholding s chedules means the wrong a mounts may be taken out of m any workerspaychecks in t he first few weeks of J anuary. Accounting firms are rushi ng to advise clients, master t he tax-code revisions and u pdate software. Details have been in flux. A nd nerves on edge. Jim Bolek, an executive at B asic Payrolls Plus in Grand R apids, Mich., which p rocesses paychecks at 400 c ompanies, says the delay in t he 2011 tax-withholding t ables has been giving him h eartburn. Its a huge headache, Bolek says. Just sitting here waiting gives us a ton of stress. The longer we wait, the bigger the headache. The IRS said it recognizes that late-in-the-year changes in the tax code pose problems for payrolls. It said employers should start using the new tax-withholding tables by Jan. 31. If employers withhold too much in taxes during January, they should repay workers by the end of March, the IRS said. The bill will, among other things, extend income-tax cuts for two years; renew long-term unemployment aid; reduce workersSocial Security taxes in 2011; and let companies increase writeoffs for capital investments next year. The pace of activity inside accounting and payroll offices has intensified because the changes are coming so late in the year. The new withholding tables determine how much take-home pay ends up in paychecks starting next month. In most years, payroll processors and tax preparers say, they receive the IRS withholding tables around mid-November. Its really coming down to the wire, says Harry Buckley, chief executive officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. Kathy Pickering, executive director of the Tax Institute at H&R Block, notes, Its not just a matter of, flip a switch and youre ready to go. Starting next week, Boleks company must begin to cut January 2011 paychecks for some clients. Because the withholding tables came out so late, the January checks will probably be processed using the old 2010 tables. That means too much money could be taken out of many workerspaychecks. People are anxious, says Dennis Danilewicz, senior director of payroll services at New York Universitys Langone Medical Center and past president of the American Payroll Association. IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman warned lawmakers earlier this month not to wait until 2011 after taxpayers have begun filing returns to make retroactive changes. Doing so would pose an unprecedented and daunting operational challenge for the IRS and taxpayers, he said. Shulmans biggest concern was a legislative patch that would spare 20 million taxpayers from the alternative minimum tax. The AMTis designed to ensure that highincome people dont use deductions and credits to avoid income tax. Its income thresholds have never been pegged to inflation, so each year Congress fixes the AMTto spare many middle-income people from tax increases. The network giants could s ee further revenue hits from b anks that try to extract conc essions based on the sharp f ee cuts, said Thomas M cCrohan, an analyst for J anney Capital Markets. The n etworks set the interchange r ates but the fees are paid to t he banks that issue debit c ards bearing the Visa or M asterCard logos. The revenue hit could be b etween 70 and 90 percent of t he fees currently paid, said J eff Tassey, executive direct or of the Electronic P ayments Coalition, a group t hat represents banks, credit u nions, payment networks a nd card processors. Its a massive reduction, h e said. Wall Street was e xpecting a 60 percent cut, s aid McCrohan. Bank stocks were largely u naffected by the news, but s hares of Visa slid $9.75, or 1 2.7 percent, to close at $ 67.19. MasterCard shares p lunged $25.73, or 10.3 perc ent, to close at $223.49. Fed staff members said a s wipe-fee cap probably w ouldnt translate into lower p rices for consumers, except i n some highly competitive m arkets. It may, however, r esult in banks cutting back o n debit card reward programs or searching for other ways to offset the impact of lower fees. The proposal was made to enact a provision known as the Durbin Amendment that was part of the financial regulatory overhaul bill that became law in July. The provision requires that interchange fees be reasonable and proportional to banks costs for processing transactions. Critics noted that the Fed did not allow for the costs of fraud prevention and detection in setting the cap. For a smaller institution, fraud prevention costs and fraud costs, for the most part are the costs, said Bill Cheney, CEO of the Credit Union National Association. The law exempts banks and credit unions with market capitalizations under $10 billion. But industry representatives questioned how the exemption would be enforced, and said it could result in merchants refusing to accept debit cards issued by smaller institutions because those transactions would cost more. The limit would not apply to interchange fees for credit cards, which were not addressed in the financial overhaul. The National Retail Federation was among merchant groups that praised the proposal, saying fee limits would result in lower costs for merchants and could lead to discounts for their customers. The American Bankers Association had a vastly different take, charging that the cap would essentially relieve retailers of paying their fair share for debit card transactions. Visa said that the Feds proposal of artificial caps on fees doesnt take into consideration the value of merchants being able to accept debt cards and the costs of running a debit network. It added in a statement that the proposed routing and exclusivity alternatives put retailer profits ahead of consumer protection, choice and convenience. McCrohan, the analyst at Janney, said the portion of the proposal that could require two networks for each type of transaction would create a hugely complicated system. That just makes peoples heads hurt, he said. How is that going to work exactly? MasterCard issued a stat ement saying that the Fed s proposal fails to consider t he full range of costs incurr ed by issuers to operate the ir debit card programs, and th at it plans to file formal com ments in the coming weeks as part of the public comme nt period. Experience demonstrat es that consumers, not banks, or payment networks are t he biggest losers as a result of this regulation, Noah Hun t, MasterCards general couns el said in a statement. Th is type of price control is mi sguided and anti-competitiv e, and in the end is harmful to consumers. The Federal Reserve w ill accept comments on the pr oposed rule through Feb. 2 2. The proposal must be fina lized by April 21, and wou ld take effect three months late r. In the meantime, the fig ht over interchange fees m ay return to Congress. We re deeply troubled by t he approach taken and essentia lly the direction Congre ss went in, said Kenne th Clayton, general counsel f or the American Banke rs Association, a lobby grou p. We clearly think the iss ue needs to be revisited. Page 2BNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com NOTICE OF CITY OF SEBRING ELECTIONQUALIFYING, EARLY VOTING, CLOSING OF VOTER REGISTRATION ROLLS AND SIGNATURE UPDATE INFORMATION Kathy Haley, CMC, City Clerk Notice is hereby given that the City of Sebring will hold an election on March 8, 2011 to elect a Mayor, City Clerk and three Councilmembers. This will be for a three-year term. The qualifying period begins Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. and ends Friday, January 14, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. To qualify, the candidate must be a legally qualified voter and a permanent resident of the City of Sebring. Qualifying must be done at Sebring City Hall, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. The precincts open on election day are as follows: Precinct 7 & 11S Sebring Elks Lodge 2618 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring Precinct 8 & 15S Sebring Recreation Club 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring Precinct 9 Boys & Girls Club 111 N. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Sebring Precinct 10 Sebring Masonic Lodge 1809 Home Avenue, Sebring Early voting for the City of Sebring will be from Monday, February 21, 2011 through Friday, March 4, 2011 (excluding Saturday and Sunday) starting at 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office located at 580 South Commerce Avenue, Room 201A, Sebring, FL. The voter registration books will close on February 7, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions about voter registration, polling locations or absentee ballots please call the Supervisor of Elections office at (863) 402-6655. If your signature has changed since you registered to vote, you may need to provide a signature update to the Elections office. Signatures on petitions and absentee ballots are always checked against the original voter registration signature, and it is the responsibility of the voter to be sure the signature is updated when it changes. If you need to update your signature, please call the Elections Office at (863) 402-6655 to have a form sent to you. BEST PRICES AROUND! 2833 Hwy 27 S. Avon Park (863) 453-CART(2278) We Accept Most Major Credit Cards! 2007 Electric Golf Cart $1875 2008 Electric Golf Cart $2275 includes charger, windshield, rear curtain BATTERIES SALE TIRES 6 VOLT American Golf Cart, Inc. Continued from page 1B BUSINESS Debit card fees for merchants would drop under Fed proposal Metro Services A proposal to limit debit card fees could cut 70 90 percent of the fees currently paid. Accountants on edge over tax-cut changes

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Oct. 28Timothy C. Kelly to Gary O. French, L10-12 PT L9 Blk 87 Lakewood Terraces, $96,000. Gary French to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L10-12 PT L9 Blk 87 Lakewood Terraces, $67,200. Highlands County to Duckwood Holdings, L24 Blk 12 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7, $2,900. Highlands County to Duckwood Holdings, L38 Blk 190 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec. 17, $3,100. Michael Darrell Dillard to Wells Fargo Bank, L5 Blk 737 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 25R1, $86,800. Carly Althoff to David Briley, L6/7 PT L5 Blk 91 Lake Lillian Sec. Highlands Lakes Unit 1, $84,400. David Briley to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L6/7 PT L5 Blk 91 Lake Lillian Sec. Highlands Lakes Unit 1, $174,600. Double G&R Investments to Rhenius Wilfred Revales, L254/255 Sebring Ranchettes Sec. A, $71,000. Sebring Main Street Inc. to Highlands Independent Bank, L11 Blk 48 Town of Sebring, $56,000. Shannon L. Root to Bank of America, L25 Heirings Sub, $55,000. Highlands Independent Bank to Robert L. Payne, Or Bk. 1616 Pg. 1410/Others, $1,605,000. Clifford M. Ables III to Wauchula State Bank, L10 Blk 58 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5, $130,409.42. Margaret E. Ellerbee to Midflorida Credit Union, Dwelling 2-A Interlake Apartments, $25,000. Howard Williams to KG Industries Inc., L6 Blk 9 Sebring Ridge Sec. G, $7,100.Oct. 29Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L12 Blk 15 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 4, $6,800. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L9 Blk 131 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 12, $5,700. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L24 Blk 326 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $4,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L4 Blk 337 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $3,400. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L33 Blk 341 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $4,000. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L8 Blk 118 Placid Lakes Sec. 9, $2,100. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L29 Blk 42 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 2, $2,800. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L38 Blk 42 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 2, $2,900. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L9 Blk 15 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 4, $2,100. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L19 Blk 21 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 4, $1,400. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L4 Blk 26 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 4, $2,800. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L7 Blk 26 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 4, $2,600. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L29 Blk 123 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 9, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L4 Blk 129 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 9, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L6 Blk 132 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 12, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L12 Blk 132 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 12, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L15 Blk 132 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 12, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L9 Blk 135 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 12, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L11 Blk 126 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 13, $2,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L25 Blk 141 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 15, $3,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L5 Blk 157 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 15, $2,800. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L14 Blk 162 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 16, $1,700. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L15 Blk 154 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $2,800. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L4 Blk 156 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $2,900. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L18 Blk 234 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $3,200. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L2 Blk 235 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $3,300. Highlands County to Stephen M. Hollis, L3 Blk 235 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $3,100. Jean C. Cummings to Michelle Ayala, L7 Blk A Crescent View Sub/Others, $68,000. Roger A. Hanner to Alger W. Arkwood, L44 Valencia Acres Sub, $39,500. Stelio Minano to Randall P. Hutchins, L9 Blk 507 Sebring Manor, $20,000. Randall P. Hutchins to Stelio Minano, L9 Blk 507 Sebring Manor, $15,000. Wells Fargo Financial System Florida Inc. to Katherine L. Peneau, L69 Blk 143 PT Placid Lakes Sec. 11 Resub, $55,000. Tracy Goodwin to Bank of America, L434 Golf Hammock Unit V, $95,200. Gabriele K. Gibbs to Bank of America, L9 Watersedge, $48,100. Tyra Watson to Doris M. Johnston, L17 Blk 38 Placid Lakes Sec. 4, $90,000. Sinesio Orlando Cuevas to Pedro Jorge Quinones-Diaz, L1 PT L2 Blk 88B Kenilworth Park, $40,000. Doris M. Goldsberry to Francis C. Hackett, L41B Prairie Oaks Phase I, $75,000. Doug J. Lemler to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L9 Lake Angelo Hts., $123,000. Douglas Krueger to Gladys Nell Aguilar, L13 Blk 142 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $73,500. Gladys Nell Aguilar to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L13 Blk 142 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $72,600. Adalia Orbie to Power Financial Credit Union, L198 West Sebring Est. Sec. B, $25,000. Bank of New York to Louis W. Mack III, L2 Blk 17 Oak Beach Colony, $54,000. Daniel G. Albritton to Steven A. Lenz, L59 Avon Acres Unit II, $220,000. Steven A. Lenz to Daniel G. Albritton, L59 Avon Acres Unit II, $220,000. Augustin L. Torre to Troy Hawkins, L17 Sunshine Acres, $110,000. Nancy Hawkins to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., L17 Sunshine Acres, $88,000. Henry Delk to Bank of America, L197 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. D, $142,500. David C. Smith to Danny R. Geier, L93 Sebring Falls, $55,000. Adele Salerno to Charles J. Hallerbach, L93B Vantage Pointe Sub Phase II, $140,000. Jason E. Rink to Raymond Acebo Jr ., L47/48 Kissimmee River Shores Sub, $10,000. Mary R. Snyder to Larry A. Lunn, L13 Blk 8 Golfview Est., $70,000. Jason E. Rink to Leonard C. Turrito, L1 Blk 1 Sand Beach Sub, $25,000. Virginia A. Henderson to Richard A. Revels, PT L22-24 Westmont Place, $10,000. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 5B OPEN MON-FRI 9 5:30 SAT 10 3 CLOSED SUN READERS CHOICE 5 YEARS IN A ROW PEOPLES CHOICE 9 YEARS IN A ROW TOP 100 IN USA 5 YEARS IN A ROWAR T BOOKS Misc. Supplies40% OFFALLGIVE ART SUPPLIES FOR CHRISTMAS TO YOUR YOUNG ARTIST HUNDREDS OF ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGSFROM 8 X 10S TO 36 X 4850% OFFFLORIDA ARTISTS PAINTINGS ON SALE NOW 40%40%ART BOOKS CHRISTMAS CUSTOMFRAMING DEADLINE IS WED DEC 22ND 3PM* WE STOCK OVER 300 FRAME STYLES & 600 MAT COLORS UNIQUE GIFT IDEAS VASES LAMPS SCULPTURE CLOCKS FLORALS DECORPlease Give To The Food Bank For Those Less Fortunate. By CURTANDERSON APLegal Affairs WriterMIAMI Afederal judge expressed supp ort Friday for a new $1.5 billion E nvironmental Protection Agency plan to r educe pollution-laden farm runoff that is c hoking the fragile Everglades. He urged state o fficials to cooperate rather than mount unnece ssary delays. U.S. District Judge Alan Gold, who in April t hreatened the EPAwith contempt of court over t he chronic water problems, told agency offic ials he will use his authority to help implem ent the new plan quickly. The proposal i ncludes construction of thousands of acres of w ater treatment areas and new, tougher permits f or huge sugar farms and others that discharge w ater into the Everglades. We have to do everything we can to save w hats left of the Everglades, Gold said duri ng a three-hour hearing. It is time now to key u p all of these issues and address them. Coinciding with the hearing, Interior S ecretary Ken Salazar announced a proposal to r aise another 5.5 miles of the cross-Everglades T amiami Trail highway to improve water flows i nto Everglades National Park. Work is curr ently ongoing on a 1-mile bridge span. The EPAwants to build 42,000 additional acres of treatment marshes to filter pollutants. That could include some of the land being purchased from U.S. Sugar Corp. under a plan pushed by outgoing Gov. Charlie Crist. The EPAplan was developed in response to Golds ruling earlier this year that the agency had turned a blind eye to years of water quality violations in the vast South Florida wetlands, which mainly involve phosphorous used in farm fertilizers. Gold questioned EPAs lawyers closely Friday on whether those days were over. Someone is driving the bus. The question is, how committed is the driver to reaching the ultimate destination? Gold asked. Ethan Schankman, a top Justice Department environmental attorney representing EPA, assured Gold the agency would press forward with its plan without delay. We are committed, your honor, to doing everything that is within our authority, Schankman said. In the April ruling, Gold also criticized the states Everglades effort. The judge said Friday that he was not all that pleased with Floridas lukewarm response to the EPAproposal. Parker Thomson, attorney for the state Department of Environmental Regulation, said the state mainly wants control over issuing the stricter discharge permits, which EPAcould take over if they dont meet certain standards. Thomson said Florida could do a better job regulating the farm discharges, but nothing happens immediately. We can do it, and we will do it, Thomson said. You can argue about the amount of time, but you cant argue reality it will take time. The hearing was the latest of many over the past two decades on how to save the Everglades from phosphorous, which harms native plants and can promote growth of unwanted species such as cattails. The original lawsuit before Gold was filed in 2004 by the Miccosukee Indian tribe, which has a reservation in the Everglades, and the Friends of the Everglades environmental group. Miccosukee attorney Sonia Escobio ODonnell expressed doubt that the state and federal agencies would keep their promises about improving the water quality. She noted that only the courts have been able to force action. They need to do more than just say its going to take a long, long time, she said. Judge backs EPA on latest Everglades fix proposal MCT A blue heron sits on a branch over a pond in Everglades National Park. By BOB CHRISTIE Associated PressPHOENIX Bank of Ameri ca Corp. violated Arizonas consum er fraud law by misleading consume rs trying to get home loan modific ations, state Attorney General Ter ry Goddard said Friday as he filed a civ il lawsuit against the bank. The bank also violated the terms of a 2009 consent agreement it sign ed requiring the banks Countrywi de mortgage subsidiary to implement a loan modification program, Godda rd said. Hundreds of homeowners ke pt making their mortgage paymen ts because Charlotte, N.C.-based Ban k of America repeatedly assured the m their loan was being modified, he said. Instead, many lost their hom es anyway. Those people could have used th at money for something else, Godda rd said. They were deceived into co ntinuing to make mortgage paymen ts when they had no hope of saving the ir homes. The attorney generals office w as deluged with consumer complain ts and launched an investigation mo re than a year ago, Goddard sai d. Settlement talks with the bank th at began in April ultimately collaps ed Thursday. Calls seeking comment from Ban k of America were not immediate ly returned. The lawsuit, filed in Marico pa County Superior Court, alleges th at the bank has repeatedly violat ed terms of the consent agreement. The pact was expected to lead to loan modifications for thousands of Countrywide customers in Arizon a, which had the nations fourth-highe st foreclosure rate last month, accordin g to RealtyTrac Inc. But the company failed to ma ke timely decisions on modificatio n requests and went ahead with forecl osures, Goddard said. Goddard said Nevada is expect ed to file a similar lawsuit later Friday Arizona sues Bank of America for loan fraud

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests o nly. Post is at 528 N. Pine S t., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith A lliance meets 1:30 p.m., first F riday, St. Frances of Assisi E piscopal Church, 43 Lake J une Road, Lake Placid. For d etails, call 465-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. For d etails, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualif ied guests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p .m. Cll 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 382-7731. No d ues, fees or weigh-ins. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary S oldiers Avon Park P athfinder Club meets from 9 a .m. to noon every first and t hird Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., A von Park. For details, call 4 71-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. F or details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2 259 offers NASCAR racing in t he pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar o pen and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 9 8, Sebring. For details, call 6 55-3920. Society for Creative A nachronism (Local C hapter: Shire of Stagridge) m eets at 2 p.m. first and third S unday at Brewsters Coffee H ouse on U.S. 27 in Sebring. F or details, call 214-5522. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. For details, call 6 99-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 plays euchre at 1 :30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is f rom 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the p ost, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, S ebring. For details, call 3858 902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. Call 385-5714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant P resbyterian Church, 4500 S un N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. F or details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 6:30 p.m. at R osewood Center, 517 U.S. 2 7 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at S t. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. F or details, call 202-0647. American Legion Placid P ost 25Lake Placid has shuff leboard at 1 p.m. Lounge h ours are 12-9 p.m. For d etails, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. For details, call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, Sebring Civic Center. Call 385-2044 or 3822063 for details. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Monday in conference room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring. For details, call Don Roberts at 402-0554 or DarrellKoranda at 4710226. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. at Charlies Restaurant, Commerce Street, Sebring. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Delta Chorale rehearses 7 p.m., Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring (September throughMay). No auditions are required to join and all ages are welcome. For details or to book a concert, call Cheryl Cometta at 699-2663. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. La Leche League, breastfeeding support for Highlands and southern Polk counties, meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday at the Florida Hospital Heartland conference rooms. Pregnant and nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. For more information, call 6556617 or 638-3954. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion Hall. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7 p.m., third Monday, NAACPoffice, 1 Delaney Heights, Avon Park. National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) meets at 11:30 a.m. third Monday fromOctober through May at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring.All current and retired railroad employees and their spouses are invited to attend. Call Jerry at 441-4418. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jims house. For details, call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. third Monday for a business meeting, snacks and trivia pursuit. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Judy OBoyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 meets 7:30 p.m. third Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., in the Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St. Brown Bag Book Bunch book readers group meets at noon on the third Tuesday of the month at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope St., Sebring. Read the selected book, bring your bag lunch, and join in the lively and interesting discussions. For information on each months book, call 471-1999. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. Call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at The Rock, Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Friends of Highlands Hammock meets at 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring. For more details, call 3866099. Heartland Avian Society meets every fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Huntington National Bank, 126 Center Ave., Sebring. For more details, call 465-9358. Heartland Dolittle Miniature Build meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, St. Johns Methodist Church social hall, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring. Call 3823553. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 471-0694 or e-mailsbringquilter@embarqmail.com Highlands Tea Party has an educational and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 6990743 or e-mail thehighlandsteaparty@yahoo.com. Highlands County Veterans Council meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday in the conference room at the Veterans Services Office. The meeting is for the appointed delegate from each veteran organization in the county to meet to discuss current issues regarding veterans and veterans activities. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Lake HavenHomeowners Association meets the third Tuesday of the month, 5400 N. Lake Huckleberry Drive, Sebring. Covered dish dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For more details, call 382-4858. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meet 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxsons. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday. For details, call Joe Collins, 655-5545. Lake Placid Moose has an officers meeting at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c om. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Tow n Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near th e library in downtown Sebring. Call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smoke free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dots Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For info rmation call 382-2333. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7:30 p.m., 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Meals on Wheels Inc. hosts board of directors meeting at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday each month at the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave., Sebring. For details, call Jim Smith at 382-8453. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5 7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing.Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For detail s, call 655-3920. Sebring Model Railroad Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Tuesday each month at the Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway Members build and run HO Guage model railroads. All ra il buffs are welcomed. For conf irmation call Keith Williams at 385-1332. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. an d table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dees Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scot t Albritton at 402-1819. Souper Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon at Emmanuel United Church of Christ to discuss the monthly book selection and enjoy a soup, salad and dessert lunch All book lovers are welcome. The church is at 3115 Hope St., Sebring (1.8 miles west from corner of Highway 27 an d Hammock Rd.) For information about the book of the month and reservations, call the church office 471-1999 or 452-2697. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6 -7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Communit y Bible Church, 1400 CR-17A N., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 452 1093. U.S. Coast Guard Auxilia ry meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, Sebring Jaycees building. Ca ll 471-0393 or 385-2459. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. House Page 6BNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com SUNDAY BRUNCH11am 1:30pm Lunch served after 1:30pmwith purchase of beverageReceive$200 OFFExpires 12-31-10 Trishs Paradise GrilleHighlands Ridge South(863) 382-2131$1095 COMMUNITYCALENDAR Avon Park Pediatrics,P.A. & Sebring Pediatrics,LLC Happy Holidays from all the Doctors, Physician Assistants, ARNP, & Staff of Sebring Pediatrics, Avon Park Pediatrics & Heartland Pediatrics of Lake Placid

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By SEAN MURPHY Associated PressNORMAN, Okla. Three b one fragments found on a d eserted South Pacific island a re being analyzed to determ ine if they belong to Amelia E arhart tests that could f inally prove she died as a c astaway after failing in her 1 937 quest to become the f irst woman to fly around the w orld. Scientists at the University o f Oklahoma hope to extract D NAfrom the bones, which w ere found earlier this year b y a Delaware group dedicate d to the recovery of historic a ircraft. Theres no guarantee, s aid Ric Gillespie, director of t he International Group for H istoric Aircraft Recovery in D elaware. You only have to say you h ave a bone that may be h uman and may be linked to E arhart and people get excite d. But it is true that, if they c an get DNA, and if they can m atch it to Amelia Earharts D NA, thats pretty good. Lab officials said results of t he tests could take week or m onths. The remains turned up in M ay and June at what seemed t o be an abandoned campsite n ear where native work c rews found skeletal remains i n 1940. The pieces appear to b e from a cervical bone, a n eck bone and a finger. But Gillespie offered a w ord of caution: The fragm ents could be from a turtle. They were found near a h ollowed-out turtle shell that m ight have been used to coll ect rain water, but there were n o other turtle parts nearby. This site tells the story of h ow someone or some people a ttempted to live as casta ways, Gillespie said Friday i n an interview with The A ssociated Press. Bird and fish carcasses n earby suggested they were p repared and eaten by W esterners. These fish werent eaten l ike Pacific Islanders eat f ish. Gillespie, author of Finding Amelia: The True S tory of the Earhart D isappearance, has been t raveling to the site since 1 989. But he acknowledges t heres been little progress t oward solving the Earhart m ystery. Its like science. You take t he information you have and f ormulate a hypothesis, but 9 1 /2 times out of 10 you turn o ut wrong, then you go t hrough the whole thing a gain but youre closer, G illespie said. Millions have been spent t o figure out what happened t o Earhart, who was legally d eclared dead by a California c ourt in early 1939. Theories h ave ranged from the official v ersion that her twine ngine Electra ran out of gas a nd crashed at sea to the a bsurd, including abduction b y aliens, or Earhart living in N ew Jersey under an alias. Gillespies book, along w ith Amelia Earharts S hoes, a 2001 book written b y four other volunteers from t he aircraft group, offers a r easoned thesis that Earhart a nd Noonan crash-landed on a flat reef near Nikumaroro I sland, 1,800 miles south of H awaii, and survived, perh aps for months, on scant f ood and rainwater. The island is on the course E arhart planned to follow f rom Lae, New Guinea, to Howland Island, which had a landing strip and fuel. Over the last seven decades, searches of the remote atoll have produced tantalizing, if inconclusive, clues, including human bones and a sextant found just three years after Earhart vanished. The remains themselves later were lost. Gillespie, a pilot, said she would have needed only about 700 feet of unobstructed space to land because her Lockheed Electra would have been traveling only about 55 mph at touchdown. It looks like she could have landed successfully on the reef surrounding the island. Its very flat and smooth, Gillespie said. At low tide, it looks like this place is surrounded by a parking lot. However, Gillespie said, the plane, even if it landed safely, would have been slowly dragged into the sea by the tides. Water is 1,000 to 2,000 feet deep off the reef. His group needs $3 million to $5 million for a deep-sea dive. After the latest find, anthropologists who had previously worked with Gillespies group suggested that he ask the University of Oklahomas Molecular Anthropology Laboratory to try to extract DNAfrom the fragments for comparison to genetic material donated by an Earhart family member. Cecil Lewis, an assistant professor of anthropology at the lab, said the university received a little more than a gram of bone fragments about two weeks ago. He preferred not to speculate about the pieces until more tests were done. Think how disheartened people will be if its just a turtle bone, Lewis said. Under the best circumstances, the analysis would take two weeks. If scientists have trouble with the sample, that time frame could stretch into months, Lewis said. Ancient DNAis incredibly unpredictable, he said. Gillespie said the group had tried to test possible genetic material recovered during a 2007 expedition, but a Canadian lab was unable to extract DNAfrom dried excrement. Other material recovered this year also suggested the presence of Westerners at the remote island site: Someone carried shells ashore before cutting them open and slicing out the meat. Islanders cut the meat out at sea. Bottoms of bottles found nearby were melted on the bottom, suggesting they had been put into a fire, possibly to boil water. (ACoast Guard unit on the island during World War II would have had no need to boil water.) Bits of makeup were found at the scene. The group is checking to see which products Earhart endorsed and whether an inventory lists specific types of makeup carried on her final trip. Aglass bottle with remnants of lanolin and oil, possibly hand lotion. In 1940, a British overseer on the island recovered a partial human skeleton, a womans shoe and an empty sextant box at what appeared to be a former campsite, littered with turtle, clamshell and bird remains. Thinking of Earhart, the overseer sent the items to Fiji, where a British doct or decided they belonged to a stocky European or mixe dblood male, ruling out an y Earhart connection. The bones later vanishe d, but in 1998, Gillespies grou p located the doctors notes in London. Two other forens ic specialists reviewed the do ctors bone measurements an d agreed they were more co nsistent with a female of northern European descen t, about Earharts age an d height. On their own visits to t he island, volunteers recover ed an aluminum panel that cou ld be from an Electra, anoth er piece of a womans shoe an d a Cats Paw heel datin g from the 1930s; another sh oe heel, possibly a mans, an d an oddly cut piece of cle ar Plexiglas. The sextant box mig ht have been Noonans. T he womans shoe and he el resemble a blucher-sty le oxford seen in a pre-takeo ff photo of Earhart. The plast ic shard is the exact thickne ss and curvature of an Electra s side window. The body of evidence is intriguing, but Gillesp ie insists the team is constan tly agonizing over whether w e are being dragged down a path that isnt right. Associated Press Writer Kelly P. Kissel contributed to this report from Oklahoma City. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 7B ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES DID YOU KNOW?GRIFFINS CARPET MART DOES MORE THAN JUST CARPET! 10,000 SQ. FT. Showroom Full of samples of Carpet, Wood Flooring, Vinyl, Tile, Area Rugs, Fireplaces, Patio Furniture, and Window coverings. REMODELING Can remodel your bathroom and showers with porcelain and ceramic tiles. DESIGN CENTER ASID Licensed Interior Designer and Decorators on Staff WINDOW COVERINGS Energy Saving custom blinds, draperies, shades, plantation shutters, valances, bedding and more! 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Q : Our 16-year-old son is t alking of going to a local c ommunity college after high s chool and living with one of h is friends. He says he needs t o find a job soon so he can p rove to his friends mom t hat he is hard working. I was so shocked I just list ened and havent said how I f eel about this whole thing. W hat would you say to this o bviously delusional teen a bout his grand plans? A: I would just nod my h ead and say things like Thats very interesting and More power to you! and No man is an island. Note t hat what you say doesnt h ave to make a lot of sense. Y ou would need to make s ense if you had even a small c hance of causing your son to r ealize that his fantasies are n othing but that: fantasies. T hat small chance does not e xist; therefore, you are r elieved of trying to talk him o ut of his grand plans. Yes, your son is delusional, b ut anyone who is not/was n ot somewhat delusional at a ge 16 isnt/wasnt having a ny fun. Why, at age 21, marr ied with a child, I still t hought I had a shot at b ecoming a rock star. In fact, I still think I can become a rock star. Im still delusional; therefore, Im still having fun. Lets face it, your sons fantasies are harmless. Furthermore, they reflect a strong need to emancipate, which is good. They also reflect the desire to become a responsible, contributing member of society. Thats double-good. In the life of every delusional teenager, reality not the youngsters parents will be The Great Awakener. In the meantime, let the young man dream his dreams. Where would the human race be without its dreamers? Q: When she is happy or receiving a lot of my attention, my 12-year-old daughter often speaks in baby talk. Examples: I wub you and You my mommy. When shes in one of these moods, she constantly asks for hugs and kisses and then, if I tell her Im busy, proceeds to whine. It may sound like this child does not receive enough affection but be assured she most certainly does. Have you heard of this before? Any ideas as to how to get her to stop? A: Yes, Ive heard of this before. Ive heard everything, in fact. This is known as post infantile articulation thrombosis. Its a very rare condition that can be cured with repeated beatings with foam rubber baseball bats, but if you dont like that idea ... Sit down with her and clearly define the problem, as you see it. Dont pull any punches. Be clear, concise, and use examples. Tell her that her baby talk eventually becomes very annoying to you and that on any given day, when you reach your limit of baby talk, youre going to tell her, Ive reached my limit for today. And by the way, your limit can be one time. Thats your parental prerogative. From that point on, every time she crosses the line her bedtime is backed up by 30 minutes because this sort of immature behavior indicates to me that you arent getting enough sleep. Then, follow through. If you can manage to be dispassionately consistent, her PIATshould be cured in about four weeks. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers questions at www.rosemond.com. DearAbby: Since being diagnosed with two types of cancer I have been unable to work. I have two wonderful dogs, and all my time is invested in them. I show them in obedience and agility exhibitions and love them dearly. While talking with my husband of 25 years, I casually asked him about the dogscare if I should pass away. His answer was shocking. He said he is prepared to give the dogs away to a good home, of course because he doesnt have the time and doesnt want to be bothered with them. What does this say about how he truly feels about me? Doggie Blues in Pennsylvania DearDoggie Blues: What it says is your husband does not regard your dogs as extensions of you. It also says he is completely honest. Now that you know how he feels about your dogs, if youre smart, you will contact some of your friends on the dog show circuit and ensure that your dogs will be placed in homes where they are loved and appreciated preferably together should they outlive you. It will give you peace of mind, and your husband will have two less things to be bothered about in the event that you predecease him. DearAbby: My sister, who is six years younger, married for the first time at 42. Until she met her husband, who is overweight, she was never heavy. She always tried to watch her weight and exercised to a moderate degree. Once she met him, they found fine dining to be a favorite pleasure. She also has discovered that she loves to cook and watch the food channels on TV. When we visit, talk or write, food dominates the topics. My sister has gained 70 or 80 pounds in six years. She doesnt exercise and wont buy a scale. My husband and I mention exercise or calories every time they discuss food. She does not appreciate Big Sis giving her advice, but Im concerned about her. She doesnt read or watch the news, so I feel if Im not telling her the risks, Im just standing by watching her kill herself. What can I do? Battling a Weighty Issue DearBattling: First, stop lecturing your sister about her weight problem. Until she wants to address it, you will only alienate her. When she and her husband experience the health problems that may occur because of their obesity and sedentary lifestyle, be supportive and offer suggestions only if they are requested. The most unwelcome advice in the world is that which is unasked for. She will deal with her weight only when shes ready, and nothing you can do, howev er well-intentioned, will chang e that. DearAbby: I own a con signment shop and have an idea I would like to pass along to readers who need to do something with their wedding gowns, formals or other clothing. While donat ing to charity is a great ide a, any community or school theater group would also greatly benefit from these donations. It might open up an entir ely new world if the person then attended the performance to see his or her cloth ing put to such good use. What do you think? Jim in Illino is DearJim: What a great idea. The more people who involve themselves with cu ltural activities in their com munities, the better for all concerned. Youre right it could open up new worlds (and opportunities) for thos e who choose to become involved. 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. 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Expires 12/31/10.$7500 it s his dog park.UPHOLSTERY: CLEANONE PIECEOF UPHOLSTERY AT REGULAR PRICEAND RECEIVEASECONDPIECE1/2 OFF DIVERSIONS PRODUCTPLACEMENTBy DANGAGLIARDO ACROSS 1 Muscle memory? 5 Puccinis La __ 11 Picks up 18 Campus quarters 20 Instrument for Charlie Parker 21 People might be listening 22 Fruity beer? 24 Addressee of the 4/14/1970 message weve had a problem 25 Second ending? 26 Extinct great bird 27 Some health club exchanges 29 Addition word 30 Like Jack 32 CXVI x X 34 Aftershave impact? 37 Ponderings from behind a plow? 39 Fades, with down 40 Fervor 41 ... __ TV!: end of a parental threat 42 Bway sellout sign 43 How hot-button issues are contested 45 Padres boys 48 Rodent on a bank 49 Coffee ord. 52 Half a cereal swap? 56 One facing Venus? 58 Scrawny toon dog 59 Warning to drivers 60 Outlaw Kelly 61 Go-ahead 63 Gray 65 Moving van supplies 67 Ex-Blue Jays manager Gaston 69 NYC gallery 70 Pacific mammal that uses rocks as tools 73 Casual affection? 74 Car Talk airer 77 Salmon on a bagel 78 Palindromic Daryl 79 Popular vodka-drinking locale? 84 Until now, in a CPAs report 85 Follow a new job 87 Dont try to be __ 88 Taj Mahal spires 89 The Big C network 90 Actress Rogers 94 Sun Tzus The __ War 97 Durbeyfield daughter 98 Camera in need of screw-tightening? 101 Habitual depilatory cream user? 103 Tenacious Roman senator 104 English poet __ Manley Hopkins 105 V visitors, e.g. 106 Close to a delivery 108 Mauna __ 109 Chicago-toKnoxville dir. 110 Property tax rate 113 Breakfast for the road? 117 Frenzied 118 Corrode 119 French school 120 Clothing category 121 Steps over fences 122 Pianist Myra DOWN 1 Pitcher Galarraga who lost a perfect game on an umpires bad call 2 FedEx, e.g. 3 Flock leaders 4 Diplomatic H.Q. 5 Womens rights activist Nellie 6 Wagering venue, in brief 7 Like most pay rates 8 Devereuxs earldom 9 Either of two bks. of the Apocrypha 10 Showed 11 Big name in brewing 12 Help up 13 RV filler? 14 Understanding cries 15 Use foam on, as a fire 16 Rodeo ride 17 E-mailer 19 Black Panthers cofounder 20 One was lost in a film about Indiana 23 Wished one could take back 28 Use Shout on, say 31 __ Zoo 32 Cattail site 33 __-Magnon 35 Stumble 36 Jazz musician Kid __ 38 Elemental variant 39 Prima donna 43 Phoenix, in myth 44 Coarse file 46 Aegean island 47 Giants org. 48 Bus sched. info 49 Disgust 50 Captivate 51 Component of the Perseus cluster 52 Like many tabloids 53 Find a new table for 54 Under control 55 It may be in sight 57 Storage acronym 62 Stadium rainwear 64 Quaint pointing word 66 Like lemurs 67 Salad veggie 68 Campus creeper 71 Levy at the dock 72 At the time specified 73 Versatile WWII ships 75 Author who influenced Conan Doyle 76 Sci-fi play written in Czech 80 Hans Brinkers pair 81 Hoods rods 82 Search engine name 83 Baseballs Garciaparra 86 Post-prime time fare 88 Witticism 89 Serious elbow-bender 91 Where children were given broth without any bread 92 Tasty mouthfuls 93 Page locators 94 Listless 95 Eyes image receiver 96 Magnetic measures 98 Like a metamorphic stage 99 Hungarian spa city 100 Word that stops fire? 102 Star in Orion 103 Raccoon cousin 107 Playground problem 108 Something to play in 111 Sch. where Geaux Tigers signs are seen 112 Loss leader? 114 Farm lady 115 Deck the Halls syllables 116 Pounder of Avatar Solution on page 7C Mans plans for ailing wifes pets put him in the doghouse Dear Abby What was your best Christmas surp rise? Did a loved one show up at your f ront door and surprise you? Did you o pen a gift that you never expected to r eceive? Did you get to take a trip you h ad always dreamed about? Christmas is about surprises, isnt it? Rarely do we go around telling our l oved ones what we are going to give t hem unless it is necessary for them to k now so we dont duplicate or misund erstand. But those are usually except ions to the rule. Ive described before how my e ngagement ring from Ken came w rapped in a large box, then smaller o nes until I lifted out a shoe box cont aining a wooden shoe handcrafted by a f riend. Thrilled with my surprise, I n ever expected the smaller box with m y engagement ring to fall out of the s hoe into my hand. My surprise and d elight overflowed into tears of happin ess. Pleasing those we love and care about is an overflow of the great heart of our God in whose image we are created. He delights in surprising us. In Psalm 37: 3 & 4, NKJV, it says, Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. After the angels first surprising visit, Mary lived out her pregnancy and her trip to Bethlehem with Joseph. I imagine she longed to get settled at a welcoming inn. But, surprise. No room at the inn except a nearby stable. But, once Jesus was born and placed in a manger bed; she must have marveled at what God had wrought within her and the good man he had given her to help raise this Son of the Highest. And even if she may have begun to wonder anew about it all, in moments she saw them coming. Surprise visitors shepherds with a look of awe and wonder on their faces who had encountered angels as she and Joseph had also in Gabriels visits to them. As the shepherds spread the word and people marveled at all they heard, Scripture says in Luke 2:19, But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Mary allowed God to hold and reveal his surprises at the right time. How might God surprise each one of us this Christmas? We can count on Him as we keep our hearts open and ready to cherish within us that which he reveals. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent and an award winning writer. Count on God for Christmas surprises Pause And Consider Jan Merop Real world can help shake teens fantasies Living With Children John Rosemond

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Entertainer extraordinaire Paul Todd and his very talented son, P.J., will perform at the Tanglewood clubhouse at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20. Paul, a critically acclaimed writer, entertainer, composer, arranger, and singer has been in the Sebring area before and each time he has wowed the crowds while playing six keyboards. He was called a child prodigy at the keyboards, able to hear entire symphonies and scores of music in his head. Proceeds from this concert, sponsored by Edward Jones/Alan J. Holmes,will go to the American Cancer Society. Tickets may be purchase at the Tanglewood clubhouse from 9:30-10 a.m. Mondays and from 3-4 p.m. Thursdays. Tanglewood is a half mile north of the Sebring Walmart, across from Dennys. For more information, call 385-7316. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community College p resents an acoustic evening o f heartfelt vocals by Warren B arfield at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, J an. 9 in the SFCC Theatre f or the Performing Arts. Barfield has traveled the c ountry for more than 12 y ears and has shared his s ongs and stories with audie nces in the hundreds to the t ens of thousands. His song Love Is Not a F ight has touched millions b y topping the radio charts a nd being featured in the hit m ovie Fireproof. Barfield is a gifted s inger/songwriter; however, h is wit and humor combined w ith his depth and ability to c onnect with audiences of all a ges make him more than just a singer or a speakerhe is a c ommunicator. Although he now lives in N ashville, Tenn., the C arolina-born singer/songw riter turned plenty of heads w ith his self-titled 2003 d ebut, delivering two Top 10 s ongs on the CCM charts, e arning special recognition f rom Radio & Records magaz ine and contributing to a c ouple of Dove-nominated a lbums. Just as he was riding high, a combination of difficult e vents forced him to reevalua te that career, his life and h is beliefs. The messages m ay be grounded in personal e xperience, but theyre hardl y confessional. There are no specific d etails of his unique journey. I nstead, the songs are concess ional, as he owns up to his d oubts, his inadequacies, and h is fears. After five years of selfd etermined apprenticeship in l ive venues across the count ry, he landed the deal that w ould launch his first selft itled album. The response to h is voice (a commanding b lend of Southern grit and b right soul-pop) was immedia te. Within two months of the a lbums release, he topped t he radio charts with My H eart Goes Out, following it w ith another Top 10 single, Mistaken. Radio & R ecords tabbed him as the N o. 1 New Christian Artist of t he Year, and he soon found h imself on tour with Third D ay, one of the bands that h ad inspired him on his rise f rom anonymity. Barfield saw the fleeting n ature of circumstances not o nly in his personal life, but also in his career. His original record company folded just as he was beginning work on the second album. Another company resurrected the imprint, but the new label also fell by the wayside. Essential Records happily scooped him up, but even after he started on the album for the third time, the earlier disappointments hung over him. As a result, Barfield grew significantly as a vocalist managing to walk the line between familiar and unique, infusing the material with pain, joy, and urgency. Its an energy associated with classic soul, not surprising since that genre grew from a gospel tradition, the same kind of background that provided Barfields initial training. This performance is sponsored by Circle of Truth Ministries. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front of the Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The SFCC Box Office will be closed for winter break, Dec. 18-Jan. 3. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 3C Established 19311600 US 27 South Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, 385-0125 111 E. Circle St. Avon Park, 453-3101 Chris T.Nelson Craig M. Nelson Darin S. MacNeil W .W LUMBER CO. 465-3331Hwy. 27 S. 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Inspirational Thoughtsby Patricia Valentine THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502 Residential Commercial Mobile HomesSmall Enough to Know You Large Enough to Serve You500 South Lake Avenue 382-8300 453-3019 THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502Psalm 37:1,Do not fret because of evildoers,nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.In the above passage of scripture,we are encouraged not to worry about the success of the wicked.Now,lets read in the same chapter,verse 34,Wait on the Lord and keep His way,and He shall exalt you to inherit the land;when the wicked are cut off,you shall see it.As followers of Christ,we have a much better reason to endure tough times as we live for Him.The Lord has assured us in His word that better times are ahead.The Psalmist reminded us that in spite of the prosperity of the wicked, the righteous will be vindicated.Of course, we will become discouraged at times.David did.Elijah did.So did Moses and Solomon. But the follower of Christ has every reason not to give up.Keep looking for what the Lord has planned for you today,tomorrow, forever.Keep this in mind,there are no hopeless situations,only people who have lost hope.Be Blessed! Attend the Church of Your Choice! DEAR SANTA I WOULDLIKE THISFOR MY CAR ... STEREOS ACCESSORIES WINDOW TINTING NAVIGATION & SECURITY SYSTEMS TV DVD SIRIUS/XM BLUETOOTH CRUISE CONTROL POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS KEYLESSENTRY TONNEAU COVERS BACKUPCAMERAS SPOILERS SUNROOFS ANDMORE! MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE$60 OFFWINDOWTINT COMPLETE CAREXPIRES 12-31-10MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE$40 OFFPOWER WINDOWSREPAIREXPIRES 12-31-10 MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE$50 OFFKEYLESS ENTRY OR CRUISE CONTROLEXPIRES 12-31-10 106 W. MAIN ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825863.453.2665 What should be the happiest times of the year, Thanksgiving and Christmas, so often are referred to by some people as the most stressful times of their lives. Why? Some of the reasons are, they undertake to do too much, spend too much, eat too much and sleep and exercise too little. Obvious, huh? Yet these are the simplest things that most people forget about.We have met the enemy and he is us! Along while ago, I accidentally hit upon a tried and true stress reducer for me and anyone I shared it with. I call it the One Minute Fix. It was my first time away from home alone (and I was only 63.) I began to unpack feeling like the comedian who sang from camp, Hello mudder; hello fadder. Here I am in Camp Grenada Lonely, sad, abandoned. One of the items in my bag was a packet of pictures I had picked up on my way but had not opened yet. Two of the pictures you see here. Get the idea? I laughed out loud all by myself. Boy did I feel better. Instructions: 1) Select a folder or packet you can conveniently carry with you. 2) Select pictures that you particularly like. For example the new puppy and of course the grandchildren or a quote that is meaningful to you. I have some poems some quotes and pictures. One of the pictures is the pet crow playing tug of war with the standard black poodle. I use my small daily calendar instead of a folder. It has a clear plastic cover and I take small pictures and make a collage on the back and front and here and there pasted on an odd page of some month. Voila. Every time you make an entry you have a small delight so you dont have to wait to feel down or stressed to use it. But I think the most stressing thing is the way some of us sometimes talk to ourselves. I cant do it; Stupid; You cant do anything right: What a mess etc, etc. Incidentally, we do talk to ourselves most of the day so why not give a positive affirmation. The most famous one is Every day in every way I am better and better and better! (I add hopefully Every day in every way the world is better and better!) You are doing so well! Good Job! Oh yeah! The !!!! are for extra emphasis.) And prayer does just as well as meditation. I like the comparison of stress to holding up a glass for a toast. Feels fine for a few minutes, but hold it up for 20 minutes and your arm gets tired (stressed). Put it down for a few minutes and you can hold it up again. So take a break from stress with some of the above techniques and have a happy, stress-less holiday. Pearl Carter is a Lake Placid resident. E-mail her at timely87@comcast.net. Times of stress call for favorite pictures Pearls Gems Pearl Carter Courtesy pho to A size 5 slipper sits on the couch next to Pearls little Miss Bruce. Courtesy pho to A bamboo forest and carved bear at Pearls sons house. Carole Polk, CRS, GRI (863) 840-1083 www.carolepolk.comcarole@carolepolk.comCertified Residential SpecialistWishing all of my friends and clients a blessed Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. ARTS& LEISURE Tickets available for Todd concert at Tanglewood SFCC presents an acoustic evening with Warren Barfield Courtesy photo Spend an acoustic evening of heartfelt vocals by Warren Barfield at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. His song Love is Not a Fight has touching millions and was featured in the hit movie Fireproof. Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunStaying healthy in the new y ear is an important resolut ion but most tend to bypass p reventative exams and s creenings that would keep t hem stronger longer. Just as i nfants and children need to f ollow an immunization t imetable, adults should also r egularly schedule certain m edical tests. The beginning o f a new year is the perfect t ime to start. The local experts at H ighlands Regional Wound C enter see patients who have h ad their lifestyle disabled by c hronic wounds which often h ave underlying medical cond itions. They suggest adding t he following screenings as r ecommended by the U.S. D epartment of Health and H uman Services and other h ealth organizations to the 2 011 calendar: Diabetes tests should be t aken if you have high blood p ressure or high cholesterol. A s well as every three years a fter age 45. Apanel created by the A merican Diabetes A ssociation recommends that e very diabetic over age 50 be t ested for peripheral arterial d isease (PAD), which narr ows leg arteries and reduces b lood flow making those that have it six times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than others. People with diabetes should have their feet examined during regular doctor visits four times a year. Cholesterol checks should be taken every five years beginning when men are 35 and women are 45. Smokers, diabetics and those with a family history of heart disease should begin screenings at age 20. If you do not have annual health exams, arrange to have your blood pressure tested every two years. Schedule a tetanusdiphtheria shot every 10 years, a flu-shot every year starting at age 50 and a pneumonia shot at age 65. Colorectal cancer screenings should begin at age 50. While new guidelines are currently being considered, women should consult with their doctors as to if they should continue to follow the recommendation of scheduling a mammogram every one to two years starting at the age of 40 and a Pap test every one to three years if they are sexually active or older than 21. Older women should have a bone density test for osteoporosis at age 65 or after age 60 if they weigh less than 155 pounds. Arrange a dental exam to be conducted one to two times every year. The American Cancer Society suggests men discuss having a prostate test and exam with their doctors by age 50 and by age 45 for those at high risk for prostate cancer such as African Americans and those with a family history. The American Cancer Society recommends a skin examination for skin cancer every three years between ages 20 and 40 and eve ry year thereafter. The Americ an Optometric Association re commends an eye exam eve ry two to three years for ag es 18-40, every two years f or ages 41-60 and every year f or those 61 and older. For more information o n treating chronic or infect ed wounds, contact Highlan ds Regional Wound Center at 7200 S. George Blvd., or ca ll 382-2032. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 5C Doctors offer tips for preventative care for a healthy new year Special to the News-SunTALLAHASSEE If you a re searching for an inexpens ive gift this holiday season, h ow about considering one t hat will not cost you a p enny? Why not give a gift t hat will provide your mom, d ad, husband, wife and other l oved ones peace of mind? R egistering your Emergency C ontact Information with the F lorida Department of H ighway Safety and Motor V ehicles is an easy way to do b oth. The Emergency Contact I nformation program allows l icensed drivers and identific ation card holders to submit t wo contacts to notify in the e vent of an emergency, such a s a vehicle crash. The inform ation can then be accessed o nly in the case of an emerg ency by law enforcement o fficers to find designated c ontacts. The award-winning p rogram is celebrating its m ost recent milestone as 4 m illion Floridians currently h ave their information regist ered. It is reassuring to see the n umber of ECI registrants c limb, but with more than 1 5.5 million licensed drivers i n Florida we still have a long w ay to go, said DHSMV E xecutive Director Julie L. J ones. Our goal is for all F lorida drivers and ID card h olders to register their E mergency Contact I nformation. Registration is quick and c onvenient. It can be complete d in a state or a tax collectoro perated driver license office o r from the convenience of h ome or at work through the I nternet at w ww.flhsmv.gov/eci. There is n o cost to register your cont act information. The concept for the ECI p rogram came about after the t ragic death of Tiffiany Olson, w ho died in a motorcycle c rash in December five years a go. Law enforcement offic ials did not have any contact i nformation to timely notify h er mother Christine Olson of t he crash that led to her d aughters death. Christine O lson founded TIFFs (To I nform Families First) I nitiative, and with the help l ocal lawmaker, State Rep. B ill Galvano, brought an idea t o allow people to register and l aw enforcement to access e mergency contacts so that o ther families might receive q uick notification. Give the gift of peace of mind

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Page 6CNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. Crossroads Community Church, 114 South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4534453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Childrens Church: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($3 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, transitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., Pastor. Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through 5 not being accepted. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Hydrilla verticillata has been called an invisible menace. It is a federally listed noxious weed. The plant was originally brought to the United States as an aquarium plant in the 1950s. It was discovered growing in Florida in 1960 and has spread throughout the state very rapidly since then. Native to the warmer regions of Asia, this tropical plant grows about one i nch a day. It is invisible until it tops out, w hich means that it grows so tall that it actua lly reaches the surface of the water body a nd can be seen. The plant has remarkable r eproduction abilities and can grow in just a bout any type of water. Hydrilla has become so widespread in F lorida that it is no longer realistic to elimin ate it so it must be managed. In an effort to d o just that, many agencies have teamed up t ogether to attack the green beast and keep it u nder control. During the week of Dec. 6, a variety of p rofessionals got together at a staging area t o treat the hydrilla on Lake Huntley and L ake Istokpoga. Representatives from H elena Chemical, University of Florida, U nited Phosphorus Inc., Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission, H ighlands County Aquatic Weed Control, a nd Helicopter Applicators Inc. gathered on s ite to make sure the project went smoothly. The spraying is done by helicopter and a pplied to pre-mapped areas where hydrilla i s particularly heavy. It is a team effort w here support-staff from Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Aquatic Weed Control, Helena Chemical and Helicopter Applicators, Inc. fill up the tanks with herbicide each time the helicopter lands. According to Carl Smith, Highlands County Aquatic Weed Control supervisor, more than 2,000 acres of hydrilla was treated in this application. On Lake Istokpoga 1,805 acres were slated for treatment and on Lake Huntley, 260 acres were sprayed. Carl stated, I oversee the entire project. We are managing hydrilla and keeping it at the lowest management acres that we can. We do leave enough hydrilla for water fowl and fisheries. We dont target all of it. Danny Copeland, Weed Control technician, is helping out by filling up the tanks on the helicopter when it lands. The big trucks they are working off of are called nurse trucks because they have everything they need on that vehicle. Other staff members Wesley Williams and Chris Mayhew position their vessels on the lake so that they can keep boaters out of the spray zone. Polly Ellinor, account manager for Helena Chemical Company, said, It is a well oiled machine. All of the support staff work together to get the job done. Gerald Adrian, business manager for United Phosphorus Inc., said the chemical we use is called Endothall, the active ingredient in Aquathol K. It is used for hydrilla control in aerial application. It is a contact herbicide with a short half life in water. The microbes in the water chew it up and use it as an energy source. It breaks down into carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. This chemical has been used since the 1960s with a high rate of success. We have developed techniques within the past five years to use it on a large scale, such as Lake Istokpoga, with lower rates because of treatments during the time of year when hydrilla is more susceptible. The chemical has less breakdown in lower temperatures when the water is cooler. Factors such as less evaporation help the treatment to be more effective. Jeremy Slade with the University of Florida was there to do research. I study the spread, how long the residuals last and what type of control we are getting. This data helps the team to be more effective with future sprayings. Staff from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was on site to ensure that the project went as planned including staying on schedule and making sure conditions were right for the project. There is a tremendous amount of planning that goes into one of these treatments. A public meeting is always held before the treatment to get input from all the stakeholders involved. Bass fishing groups, United Water Fowlers, citizens, the Florida Fish and Wildlife standing team and County cooperators all get together in a public forum to dis cuss the plan and any concerns that they m ay have. Many of Highlands Countys lakes have a serious hydrilla problem. Istokpoga is amon g the worst and treatments are scheduled two times a year. But why does the state of Florida spend millions of dollars a year to spray this noxious weed? When hydrilla invades, many important native plants and animals are put in harms way. Submersed vegetation such a s pondweeds (Potamogeton spp.), eelgrass (Vallisneria americana) and coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum) are shaded out by hydrilla's thick mats, or are simply outcompeted, and eliminated (van Dijk 1985). In addition, it slows water flow and may clog irrigation and flood control canals. Fo r the boater and recreator, hydrilla hampers navigation and can prevent swimming and fishing. If the plant is thick enough, it can alter water chemistry and deplete oxygen levels, which may cause fish kills. In just 20 years the plant has spread throughout the entire state of Florida and continues to grow rapidly, choking out man y native varieties of ecologically important plants. Unfortunately, hydrilla is still sold throug h the aquarium supply dealers and over the Internet. Thanks to the above mentioned agencies, our beautiful lakes may have a chance to continue to provide the recreation al and aesthetic benefits that Highlands County residents and visitors have come to enjoy. Corine Burgess is an Environmental Specialist for the Parks & Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District. (www.highlandsswcd.org). Many agencies band together to battle in the fight against hydrilla News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo A helicopter disperses Aquathol K on areas that have been pre-mapped for heavy hydrilla.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 7C EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer.Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howes Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer Kid C ity Childrens Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, prime-timers, and Bible s tudies in Spanish. Kid City Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Erev Shabbat S ervice, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday M orning Shabbat Minyon Service, 9 :30 a.m.; Saturday Morning Torah S tudy, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday A fternoon Shabbat Study, 3:30 p .m.; Havdallah, 5 p.m. On the foll owing dates: Oct. 1-2, Simchat T orah; Oct. 14-15, Oct. 29-30, Nov. 1 2-13, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 10-11, D ec. 24-25, Jan. 7-8, Jan. 21-22, F eb. 4-5, Feb. 18-19. Every T hursday will be Hebrew and Bible c lasses with Howard Salles, 12:304 :30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Childrens Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. Friday. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; David Ward, first counselor; and Steve Austin, second counselor. Family History Center: 3821822. Sunday services: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 p.m. Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 78:20 p.m. first and third Wednesday; and activity days for 8-11 year old boys and girls from 78:20 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women s Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, vis it the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruc e Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Summe r Schedule, Sunday School 9:0 0 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on lifes journey, youre we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP CROSSWORDSOLUTION Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Take a m oment to breathe, Aries. All of this r unning around has left you more frazz led than ever before. Relationships m ay suffer if you dont slow down. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, f amily matters must take precedence o ver personal issues this week. Aclose f riend arrives to pitch in and help s mooth things over. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, r omantic endeavors take a back seat to o ther pressing issues. Dont worry, there w ill be time to spend with a special s omeone in a few days. Until then, get o ther work done. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, c onsider an alternate way of doing t hings this week. Its fine to go against t he grain once in a while. But others w ont want you to make it a habit. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, you m ay be passed over for a promotion but d ont let it get you upset. Your time will c ome in the near future. Simply be p atient and you will be rewarded. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Bide your time, Virgo. The best things come to those who wait, and youre about to reap the rewards of your patience in the next few days. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, someone youve counted on in the past proves unpredictable this week. Rather than dwell on what cannot be changed, find someone responsible. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, things are a bit rocky at home but you are a survivor. Just wait out this rough patch and you will find that things return to normal in no time at all. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) A simple change in attitude can bring on an entirely new perspective, Sagittarius. Rather than go with the status quo, try a few new things and see how it goes. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Take a chance on an adventure, Capricorn. Its good to play by the rules most of the time, but a little excitement can be good for the system. Leo wants to come along. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, leave room for a little mystery. While its your nature to analyze, play it free and easy this week and enjoy the spontaneity that comes with such an approach. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) The financial stars are smiling in your favor, Pisces. That big-ticket purchase has your name on it. Go out and get it. Dec. 19 Alyssa Milano, actress, 38; Dec. 20 David Cook, singer, 28; Dec. 21 Jane Fonda, actress, 73; Dec. 22 Robin Gibb, singer, 61; Dec. 23 Harry Shearer, voice actor, 67; Dec. 24 Ryan Seacrest, TVhost, 36; Dec. 25 Annie Lennox, singer, 56. Take a moment to breathe, Aries, and take a chance on an adventure, Capricorn Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Avon Park s urged ahead of George J enkins in the first quarter of F ridays non-district girls b asketball game, but the Red D evils continued to play hard u ntil the final buzzer for a 6 9-39 home-court win. The Red Devil bench, along with three junior varsity players called up for the game, saw plenty of action, as did Avon Park coach Paulette D alys starting five: senior c o-captain Chantel Hughley, s ophomore co-captain Tay P erry, junior Brekayla E nglish and seniors Favi C otte and Markida H awthorne. This is the first time w eve played Jenkins and we d idnt know what to expect, D aly said. I can commend t hem. They played hard from t he beginning to the end. Avon Park (11-5 overall, 33 ) led 17-8 after the first q uarter. A31-point second quarter p ut the Red Devils up 48-21 a t halftime. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID C hanging up the format did l ittle to help Lake Placids r esults Friday night as two t ired Dragon squads fell to v isiting DeSoto. And though each team w as playing its third game o f the week, neither coach w ould use that as an excuse. Were a little tired, but w e played a decent game, g irls coach John Merlo said. We actually dominated m ost of the game and outs hot them like 17-2, but just c ouldnt get the shots to go i n. For the Lady Bulldogs, their chance came early, with the conversion of a first-half penalty kick being all they would need, as it turned out, in the 1-0 win. And though Lake Placid By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The Lady Blue Streaks won six out of 10 weight classes to come away with a strong win in Thursdays tri-meet at the Firemens Field fieldhouse. With the wins and strong supporting performances, Sebring totaled 50 points on the day while Lake Placid edged out Avon Park in a tight race for second, 23-22. The Streaks first win came from Amanda Hicks in the 101 class as she totaled 115 pounds with 60 on the bench press and 55 in the clean and jerk. Bianca Nortelus made it two in a row in the 110 class in a tough duel with Avon Parks Mariam Olupitan. The pair matched each others bench press at 95 as well as each others clean and jerk at 90. So to the tie-breaker it went the pre-meet weigh-in where Nortelus eked out the win. Salina Walker got Lake Placid a win at 119 with a 185 total between her two lifts, five pounds ahead of Sebrings Poison Ivy Pintors 180. It wasnt quite so close in the 129 class, where Brittany Lockhart shot past the 200pound mark, going for 110 each on her bench and clean and jerk for a 220-pound total. Teammate Alyssa Costelli went 80 and 95 to take second in the class. The Streaks pulled another one-two finish at 139 with Lauren Welborn totaling 215 and Destiny Sutton going for 195. Kemoy Newman got another Sebring win at 154 with a 220-pound total, though Lady Red Devil Khadeja Jamison made it close by getting 105 on each of her lifts to total 210. Jasmine Hamilton got an Avon Park win at 169, totaling 170 for a narrow win over Anquinette Evans 165 for a Sebring second. Roenka Freeman went for 185 in the 183 class for a Blue Streak win before Avon Park took both 199 and unlimited. Alencia Moransit went f or 175 at 199 and Tykeria Wil ey topped the 300 mark with a 185 bench and 140 clean an d jerk for a whopping 325 tota l. Kiki Holdman took secon d in unlimited with a 255 tota l. All three teams have som e time to prepare over t he break before heading in to some heavy competitio n Wednesday, Dec. 29 at t he Lady Tarpon Invitational at Charlotte High School. SPORTS D SECTION Inside This Section Rays trade Bartlett . . .3D Heat Miller eyes return . . .3D Jags gear up for Colts . . .3D Aquinas, Jefferson take titles .4D News-Sun Sunday, December 19, 2010 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lady Blue Streak Brittany Lockhart totaled 220 pounds in her bench press and clean and jerk to win the 129-pound class Thursday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Avon Parks Tykeria Wiley powers up 185 pounds on the bench press as part of her winning performance in the Unlimited Class at Thursdays weightlifting meet at Sebring. Lady Blue Streaks power way to win News-Sun photo by KATE ROWLAND Avon Park shooting guard Brekayla English scored 12 points in a strong performance for the Red Devils Friday in a home-court win over George Jenkins. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Devontray Fleming scored 20 of his game-high 35 points in the second half of Lake Placids win over McKeel. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Close throughout and tied in the early minutes of the fourth quarter, the Green Dragons finally took off with an 18-7 run to topple visiting McKeel 78-67 Friday night. Up by a slim two at the half, Lake Placid soon fell behind as McKeel got hot from the outside, hitting four three pointers in the period. But Devontray Fleming broke free for 12 points in the quarter on all variety and lay-ins and leaners to keep things close and get the two-point lead back by the start of the fourth. After one of two free throws from Kirk Veley pushed the lead to three to open the final period, another Late run lifts Lake Placid Lake Placid78McKeel67 Avon Park69G. Jenkins39 See LP, page 4D News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Eva Ramirez maneuvers between two Lady Bulldogs Friday night, but the Lady Dragons couldnt quite get over the hump in the 1-0 loss to DeSoto. Dragons double downed See DRAGONS, page 4D News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Avierre Connor directed the offense and added 10 points, one of four Devils in double figures, in Fridays win at DeSoto. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comDESOTO After a sluggish fir st half, Avon Park used a third perio d press to defeat DeSoto 63-50 Frid ay night on the road. We need to work on our basketba ll IQ, said Avon Park head coach Luth er Clemons. When to shoot, when to pass, who to throw it to. You have to know your teammate. Some playe rs cannot take a pass o n the move. Led by heavy hitt er Adrian Harris, t he Bulldogs were able to leave the floor at t he half ahead 26-25. Harris hit 29 poin ts before the night w as over, 18 of those came in the first ha lf. Harris is a good ball player, and he gave us a bit of a run, Clemons said We got some things straightened o ut in the third, but we are still a work in progress. We missed ten free throws t he first half, and we had 12 turnovers t he first half. Not to take anything aw ay from them, but we did a pretty good jo b of defeating ourselves, Clemons said Right out of the locker room, Avo n Devil defense dooms Dogs Avon Park63DeSoto50 See DEVILS, page 3D Avon Park grounds Eagles See AP, page 4D

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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 jady_52@hotmail.com.SFCC Holiday Baseball CampAVON PARK The South Florida Community College baseball program will be hosting a Youth Holiday Camp Dec. 20-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day for children ages 6-14. Cost for the camp is $80 per person, with a $5 discount for families with more than one child participating. SFCC Head Coach Rick Hitt will serve as showcase director, with help from assistant coach Andy Polk and Panther players. The camp is designed to provide quality baseball instruction, with emphasis on fundamentals and improvement in all areas of the game. Each day, campers will have the opportunity to improve their skills and baseball knowledge. Players are to bring their own glove, cap, bat and any individual baseball attire to Panther Field at the SFCC campus in Avon Park. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu and select the baseball site. Click on baseball winter camps, then print out Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms. Mail the forms as indicated on the application form or register by phone at one of the Panther Baseball lines at extension 7036 Avon Park/Sebring: 4536661; Lake Placid: 465-5300; Arcadia: 494-7500; Wauchula: 773-2252. All camp participants will receive a camp T-shirt.Panther Volleyball CampAVONPARK The South Florida Community College Volleyball program will be hosting a four week training camp running from Jan. 6-Feb. 3 for players from 6th to 12th grade. The camp will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and provides 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.YMCA New Years 5KSEBRING The Highlands Coun ty Family YMCAwill hold its first annu al New Years Day 5K Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m. at Highlands Hammock State Pa rk on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. To register for the 5k run go to t he YMCAto pick up an entry form. Race day registration starts at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20. For more information contact Jonath an at the YMCA, 863-382-9622.Panther 5KAVON PARK The second annu al South Florida Community Colle ge Panther 5K Run/Walk has been plann ed for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFC C Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and B ill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring t he event, and proceeds benefit the college s intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5 K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $2 5 from Feb. 17 through the day of the rac e. Students with a current I.D. may regi ster for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-F it long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be gua ranteed for those who enter after Feb. 17 Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race d ay in the parking lot in front of the SFC C University Center. The race begins at 8 a.m. Entry forms are available online at www.southflorida.edu/panther5k Participants can mail their copies an d entry fees to the SFCC Foundation, In c., 13 East Main Street, Avon Park, F L 33825; or fax forms to 863-453-8023 an d call 863-453-3133 with credit card info rmation. For more information about the SFC C Panther 5K, call the SFCC Foundation at 863-453-3133. The Foundation will be closed for wi nter break Saturday, Dec. 18 throug h Tuesday, Jan. 4. 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 Diego860.538388260 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 Francisco590.385250314 Arizona490.308243351 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Thursdays Game San Diego 34, San Francisco 7 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 Boston204.833 New York1611.593512Philadelphia1016.38011 Toronto1017.3701112New Jersey720.2591412Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami208.714 Orlando169.640212Atlanta 1710.607212Charlotte917.34610 Washington617.2611112Central Division WLPctGB Chicago168.667 Indiana1213.480412Milwaukee1014.4176 Detroit819.296912Cleveland719.26910WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio213.880 Dallas215.8081 New Orleans1610.6156 Memphis1215.4441012Houston1115.42311 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City198.704 Utah189.6671 Denver1510.6003 Portland1314.4816 Minnesota621.22213 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers207.741 Phoenix1213.4807 Golden State916.36010 Sacramento519.2081312L.A. Clippers621.22214 ___ Thursdays Games New Jersey 97, Washington 89 Boston 102, Atlanta 90 San Antonio 113, Denver 112 Fridays Games Indiana 108, Cleveland 99 Miami 113, New York 91 L.A. Lakers 93, Philadelphia 81 Toronto 98, New Jersey 92 Atlanta 90, Charlotte 85 L.A. Clippers 109, Detroit 88 New Orleans 100, Utah 71 Oklahoma City 102, Sacramento 87 Houston 103, Memphis 87 Dallas 106, Phoenix 91 Portland 107, Minnesota 102 Saturdays Games Philadelphia at Orlando, late Miami at Washington, late New York at Cleveland, late L.A. Clippers at Chicago, late Utah at Milwaukee, late Memphis at San Antonio, late Minnesota at Denver, late Golden State at Portland, late Sundays Games Indiana at Boston, 1 p.m. Atlanta at New Jersey, 1 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 1 p.m. Houston at Sacramento, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Detroit, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia21754711381 Pittsburgh211024410478 N.Y. Rangers201314110487 New Jersey9202205791 N.Y. Islanders61851762100 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal19112408569 Boston16104368663 Ottawa141643279103 Buffalo13154308392 Toronto12154287192 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington18114409994 Atlanta171153910296 Tampa Bay171043896107 Carolina14124328592 Florida14160288078WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit20834310284 Nashville1786408273 Chicago1714337108101 St. Louis15105358084 Columbus16123358188 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Colorado1810440118103 Vancouver1784389476 Calgary14153318993 Minnesota13134307289 Edmonton121452984108 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas18103398986 Anaheim171443891102 San Jose16115379693 Los Angeles17111358271 Phoenix1497358484 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games N.Y. Rangers 4, Phoenix 3, SO Carolina 3, Atlanta 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 3, Anaheim 2 Montreal 4, Boston 3 St. Louis 6, Los Angeles 4 Ottawa 3, Minnesota 1 San Jose 4, Dallas 3, OT Calgary 5, Toronto 2 Edmonton 6, Columbus 3 Fridays Games Nashville 3, New Jersey 1 Florida 6, Buffalo 2 Chicago 4, Detroit 1 Colorado 6, Ottawa 5, OT Saturdays Games N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, late Washington at Boston, late Phoenix at N.Y. Islanders, late Anaheim at Carolina, late New Jersey at Atlanta, late Dallas at Columbus, late Toronto at Vancouver, late Buffalo at Tampa Bay, late San Jose at St. Louis, late Los Angeles at Nashville, late Minnesota at Calgary, late Sundays Games Washington at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 7 p.m. Montreal at Colorado, 8 p.m. Fridays Scores EAST Bucknell 89, La Salle 77 Princeton 69, Wagner 57 SOUTH Charlotte 49, Tennessee 48 Chattanooga 71, Elon 65 Clemson 61, Savannah St. 40 Virginia 63, Oregon 48 MIDWEST Indiana 88, SIU-Edwardsville 54 N. Iowa 66, S. Carolina St. 52 FAR WEST Arizona St. 78, Nevada 75 Colorado 89, The Citadel 61 Hawaii 86, Chicago St. 57 New Mexico 91, Longwood 54 Santa Clara 90, Houston Baptist 67 Utah 86, Boise St. 84 Wyoming 80, Western St., Colo. 37BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLES Agreed to terms with RHP Jeremy Accardo on a one-year contract. DETROIT TIGERS Agreed to terms with OF Magglio Ordonez on a one-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS Designated INF Lance Zawadzki for assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS Agreed to terms with INF Tsuyoshi Nishioka on a three-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS Claimed RHP Philip Humber off waivers from Kansas City. TAMPA BAY RAYS Agreed to terms with RHP Joel Peralta on a one-year contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Agreed to terms with C Henry Blanco and OF Xavier Nady on one-year contracts. Designated RHP Roque Mercedes for assignment. Asked for release waivers on UT Rusty Ryal. CHICAGO CUBS Agreed to terms with RHP Kerry Wood on a one-year contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERS Agreed to terms with OF Carlos Gomez on a oneyear contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Agreed to terms with RHP Kevin Correia on a twoyear contract. SAN DIEGO PADRES Traded RHP Brandon Gomes, RHP Adam Russell, LHP Cesar Ramos and INF Cole Figueroa to Tampa Bay for INF Jason Bartlett and a player to be named. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Boys Basketball at LaBelle,6/7:30 p.m.; MONDAY,Jan.3: Girls Basketball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.4: Boys Basketball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs. Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.McKeel, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Avon Park,12:30/2 p.m. MONDAY,Dec.27: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA TUESDAY,Dec.28: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA WEDNESDAY,Dec.29: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA; Girls Weightlifting at Charlotte,2 p.m. Walker 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. SATURDAY,Jan.8: Boys Basketball at Heartland Christian,6:30/8 p.m. Heartland Christian 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. SATURDAY,Jan.8: Boys Basketball vs.Walker Memorial,6:30/8 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Lakewood Ranch,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at Sebring,12:30/2 p.m. TUESDAY,Dec.28: Boys Basketball at Hitchcock Challenge,Santa Fe,TBA WEDNESDAY,Dec.29: Boys Basketball at Hitchcock Challenge,Santa Fe,TBA; Girls Weightlifting at Charlotte,2 p.m. S S O O C C C C E E R R M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Manchester City vs. Everton . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 T T E E N N N N I I S S T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2N N H H L L M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Carolina at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NS S K K A A T T I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Rock and Roll Championships . . . . . . . . . F F O O X XC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . William & Mary at North Carolina . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . UNLV at Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Beef OBrady Bowl Louisville vs. Southern Mississippi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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By MICHAELMAROT Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS M aurice Jones-Drew unders tands the stakes. Jacksonville has a chance t o dethrone the AFC champ ions and finally end a d ecades worth of frustrat ion in the AFC South if i t can win Sunday at I ndianapolis. It is our Super Bowl, J ones-Drew said before gett ing too deep into the analog ies. I think every game is o ur Super Bowl, so this is a nother chance for us for o ur 14th Super Bowl. No team understands this c hallenge better than the J ags (8-5). Theyve built the team a round a ball-control o ffense, led by Jones-Drew, a nd a defense designed to m ake the Colts one-dimens ional. They hired an unyielding c oach who thrives on physic al football, and yet its n ever been quite enough to t ake down the Colts (7-6). Until now, maybe. Awin makes Jacksonville t he first team other than I ndy or Tennessee to win the S outh crown since the divis ions creation in 2002. Plus, the Jaguars could be c elebrating the title on their n emesishome field. Its a potentially sweet s cenario, but one the Jags p refer to downplay as they v isit a city where they are 27 I dont look at it like t hat, coach Jack Del Rio s aid when asked about putt ing the Colts away. For us, w ere just doing what we do e very week. We have to u nderstand strengths and w eaknesses and areas of c oncern, and this team has t o put forth its best effort. Traditionally, effort hasn t been a problem when t hese teams meet. Five of the last six games h ave been decided by three p oints or less, including this s easons first meeting. Josh Scobee made a 59y ard field goal as time e xpired to give the thenr eeling Jags a badly needed 3 1-28 victory in October. Jacksonville responded w ith seven wins in the next 1 0 games, taking control of t he South. But the Jags also might h ave the book on beating the C olts. Jones-Drew is the l eagues hottest back with s ix straight 100-yard games a nd has a chance to win the r ushing title. In nine career games a gainst the Colts, hes avera ged 5.4 yards per carry and s cored more TDs (12) than a ll but five players: Paul Hornung, Andre Reed, Stanley Morgan, Rick Casares and Jim Taylor. And if he and Rashad Jennings deliver the onetwo punch they did last week, well, they could make Peyton Manning a virtual non-factor in Indys biggest game of the season. We just have to play Jaguars football, quarterback David Garrard said. Whenever were successful in one area well have to lean on the other a little more, but we still have to be balanced. You dont want to just be one-dimensional. It makes it a little bit harder for you offensively. If we can just do our job and play our game then well be fine. For the Colts, these are rare times. Indy usually spends December weekends clinching playoff spots, division titles, byes and home-field advantage. But this has been an atypical season for the defending AFC champs. The offense has been decimated by a rash of injuries that has taken down everyone from All-Pro tight end Dallas Clark to two-time 1,000-yard runner Joseph Addai to receiver Austin Collie. This weeks injury list includes Addai, Collie, left tackle Charlie Johnson and guard Jamey Richard, an occasional starter. The defense has been hit just as hard. It has lost safeties Bob Sanders and Melvin Bullitt and cornerback Jerraud Powers for the season and has played without linebacker Clint Session for the past month. Indy ranks last in the league in rushing and near the bottom against the run, and even the usually impeccable Manning threw a career-high 11 interceptions in a three-game losing streak before rebounding last week in a win over Tennessee. So, not surprisingly, the Colts are now in survival mode. Its really up to us, defensive captain Gary Brackett said. We put ourselves in this situation and we can get ourselves out of it. But they must keep winning or they could be sitting home in January for the first time since 2001. Manning knows it, too. Hes already got the Colts in playoff mode, leading them to a must-win victory at Tennessee last week. Asecond-round win over Jacksonville would set up a third-round showdown at Oakland next week, and if the Colts win both games, they can clinch an improbable division title for a ninth straight postseason berth. This one, you can put it anyway you want, it is a playoff game, Manning said. This is probably a lose and be eliminated. Or in the Jagscase, win and celebrate. The stakes just dont get any higher than this during the regular season, and both teams insist theyll be ready Sunday afternoon. We know what happens if we win this game. We know what happens if we dont, Jags cornerback Rashean Mathis said. The emphasis has been stressed. Its not putting any stress on us, but just knowing what you are getting yourself into and what you are going up against is 80 percent of the battle. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010Page 3D Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. Medicare and almost all insurance acceptedFirst, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. Courtesy pho to The Annual Hoop Shoot contest was hosted by the Sebring Elks #1529 on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Hill-Gustat Middle School for boys and girls ages 8-13. First-place winners, left to right, Olivia Burnett, Kevaughn Dellop, Cleotis Harris along with Heide Stover the Exalted Ruler. Elks Hoop Shoot Winners Park showed again that that are a second half ball club. The Devils forced turnovers to score six in the first couple of minutes of the third before DeSoto would answer. The rest of the third was a flat out defensive push by Avon Park, and when the smoke cleared, the Devils were out front 48-35 by the end of the period. Despite the fact that the Bulldogs went on the defensive themselves, double teaming anyone with the ball, Avon Park was able to play keep away for most of the fourth, using the clock to keep DeSoto in the hole. Alonzo Robertson led the Devil scoring drive with 18 points, but did not turn on the nets until the third, scoring only two in the first half. Marcus Dewberry followed close with 16 points, all but four coming in the second half as well. Avon Parks Reggie Bak er and Avierre Conner were ab le to capture doubles before t he final buzzer. Baker hit 11 and Conner a respectable 10. We were sloppy in t he first half, Clemons sai d. We are playing good team s, and we have to play our be st all game. We still have to work on some of those litt le things. And theyll have t he chance to work some mo re with a tough home conte st Monday with Lakewoo d Ranch before heading to Santa Fe for the Hitchco ck Basketball Challen ge Tuesday and Wednesda y, Dec. 28 and 29. Continued from 1D Devils face tough schedule over break We are playing good teams and we have to play our best all game.LUTHERCLEMONS Avon Park head coach Jaguars hoping to take down Colts in AFC South MCTphoto Maurice Jones-Drew hopes to find a little more running room against the Colts Sunday in what the Jags are viewing as their Super Bowl. Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 Associated PressSAN DIEGO The San Diego Padres have acquired shortstop Jason Bartlett and a player to be determined from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for four players. The Rays will receive right-handers Brandon Gomes and Adam Russell, left-hander Cesar Ramos and infielder Cole Figueroa. Bartlett will replace Miguel Tejada, who signed with the San Francisco Giants. He made 125 starts at shortstop for the Rays, hitting .254 with four homers and 47 RBIs. He was selected by San Diego in the 13th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Russell made 12 reli ef appearances with San Dieg o in 2010 while Ramos ma de 14 relief appearances. Both were in their secon d big league seasons. Figueroa and Gomes a re minor leaguers. Padres acquire SS Bartlett from Rays Associated PressNEWYORK Miami Heat forward Mike Miller has returned to practice and hopes to be cleared soon to play in games after being out all season with a broken right thumb. Miller worked out at the teams shootaround Friday morning, wearing a small black brace on his hand two days after he was given clearance to begin practicing. He said he felt good and was pretty close to making his debut, but would wait until the Heat gave him the go-ahead. Though it seems unlikely he would play Friday nig ht against the Knicks, he didn t rule it out, saying hes read y whenever they put him i n. Could be tonight, could be tomorrow. Well see wh at happens. The Heat signed the form er sixth man award winner in July. Heats Miller says he is close to returning

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News-Sun reportsThe Lake Placid Lady Dragons of the hardwood bounced back from a Thursday loss to McKeel with a 38-36 win at Okeechobee Friday night to make it two wins for the week after Tuesdays win over Frostproof. Thursday night was a rough one for area teams on both the courts and the pitches. The Avon Park boys basketball team fell to Auburndale 54-51 and the Blue Streaks long trip to Osceola made for a longer drive home after an 85-52 loss to the Kowboys. The Lady Blue Strea ks were upset by Hard ee Thursday in a 37-28 loss. The Bolts of Ridge edg ed the Sebring soccer boys 4 -3 and both Red Devil socc er teams took shutout losses to Mulberry. Lady Dragons get second win of week Associated PressORLANDO Jacob R udock threw for two scores, F rederick Coppet rushed for a nother and Nolan Bieck k icked three field goals as F ort Lauderdale St. Thomas A quinas defeated Tampa P lant 29-7 to win the Class 5 Astate football champio nship. Rudock completed 13 of 2 3 passes for 283 yards F riday night, with touchdown s trikes to Rashad Greene of 3 4 and 74 yards. Coppet carried 10 times f or 168 yards. His 93-yard touchdown r un with 19 seconds left in t he first half gave the Raiders ( 15-0) a 20-7 lead. Bieck made kicks of 28, 31 a nd 37 yards. The title is the Raiders sixth. Theyve won 52 of their past 53 games. Plant (12-3) was attempting to claim its third straight state championship. The Panthers were held to 235 yards; the Raiders gained 472. Plant quarterback Phillip Ely, who is committed to Alabama, was 13 of 35 for 166 yards and two interceptions.Jefferson takes 3A championshipQuentin Williams threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as Tampa Jefferson claimed its first state title with a 44-34 win over Miami Norland in the Class 3Astate football championship game at the Citrus Bowl. Williams, named Floridas Mr. Football on Friday, completed 11 of 16 passes for 151 yards. He added 73 rushing yards on 15 carries. The 5-foot-11 senior finished his high school career as Floridas all-time leader in passing yardage (10,384) and passing touchdowns (109). As a senior, he threw for 56 scores, also a record. The Dragons (15-0) rushed for 226 yards, 132 of which came from senior Demetrius Russell. Jefferson set a state record for points in a season with 746, eclipsing the old mark of 722 by Seffner Armwood in 2004. Miami Norland (13-2) quarterback Benji Philippe threw for 255 yards and four touchdowns. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, December 19, 2010www.newssun.com 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE(863) 382-0500 3201 Golfview Rd. Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 12/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am 1pm $25By 8, After 1 $20 Saturday & Sunday: $20 E.O. Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsEmail: kochcon@strato.net State Certified License #CGC1515338 ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL DESIGN REMODELING ALUMINUM ROOFING Carports, Patios, Siding, Fascia SEAMLESS GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS W ildcat trey tied it at 60-60. McKeel would grab one l ast lead with a free throw, b ut it wouldnt last long as t he Dragons locked down t he defense and dominated t he paint. We made some defensive a djustments at the half, head c oach David Veley said. We h ad been hedging on their h igh screens so we fixed that a nd then, with our size a dvantage, it was about a ttacking inside. Once we s tarted doing that, we really w ore them down. Fleming worked inside for a score, Andre Wilson hit a f ree throw and Devonta C hisolm made a pair at the l ine. Fleming then hit a twisting l ay-up on a follow and Veley d rove the lane for two before a nother Fleming leaner had t he lead at 71-61. The 11-point run was halte d with a Wildcat jumper, but t wo Fleming scores sandw iched a Veley drive to all b ut put this one away. It was a good effort, espec ially in the second half, c oach Veley said. We played u nselfish basketball and it w as a district win, so thats a lways important.. Fleming lead the scoring e ffort with 35 points, 20 in t he second half, while Wilson h ad 16 points, 12 rebounds a nd four assists with Veley a dding 15 points, 14 boards a nd four dimes. And in perhaps a result of t he unselfish play, the D ragons had just four t urnovers on the night. And though the Christmas break is now underway, Lake Placid will keep busy with a Monday contest at LaBelle before the team faces a big challenge at the KSAHoliday Tournament in Orlando, featuring more than 100 teams from all over the country. It should be a real good experience and competition, coach Veley said. I thought it would something different that the kids could enjoy. Then it will be back to the regular season with the Dragons visiting Mulberry Tuesday, Jan. 4. Continued from 1D LP rides Flemings 35 to win h as itsshare of firepower, l ike 12 goals on the season f rom Brittany Collison and s cores from 14 different playe rs, none would come this n ight. We have some things we n eed to work on, like getting b etter converting our corner k icks, Merlo said. But I c ant be too upset. Were m issing four girls with i njuries, were a little banged u p, it wasnt a district game a nd the girls played well. It is a good time to have the break t hough. Now 11-6 overall and 6-2 i n district play, the Lady D ragons will rest up during t he Christmas break before t aking on the two teams a head of them in the standi ngs, McKeel and Frostproof. i n early January. If we can get wins there, w e can make it a good threew ay mix at the top, Merlo s aid. We know we can beat M cKeel and we can play with F rostproof. After the girls match, the b oys varsity took the field to face the Bulldogs and faced a similar fate, falling 2-0. After a scoreless, wellfought first half, DeSoto got on the board just under two minutes into the second half. Minutes later, a free kick was rocketed in from 30 yards out for a two-goal tilt. But the Dragons had their chances and some very near misses. Wilfreddy Moreno blasted one that barely skimmed over the top right side of the goal and Jorge Medina later booted a similar near miss. In the waning seconds, a corner kick from Osvaldo Orduna was stopped on a diving save from the Bulldog keeper. And though his team might have been effected by their third game of the week, head coach James Ashley didnt see it. I didnt see heavy legs out there, he said. It was a good match and we met the challenge. DeSoto is a very good team and it was pretty evenly matched. But in games like that, the team that makes the least amount of errors will win. There were a few little mistakes, but DeSoto made the least errors tonight. Now 5-4-1 on the season, Lake Placid heads into the break with Ashley encouraged. The loss hurts, but it wasnt a district match and it was good competition, he said. I see a lot of positives going on and they guys are really working. As an example, I have a freshman goalie, Daniel Torres, who was essentially the starter but I was still kind of looking around to see what we had. But he worked at it and made himself the starting goalkeeper. The sort of ethic that bodes well as the season moves along. Both Dragon squads get going again with Tuesday, Jan. 4 matches against McKeel as the girls host the Lady Wildcats and the boys face them on the road. Continued from 1D News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Andre Wilson went for 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists in Fridays win. Dragons grateful for coming break News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Wilfreddy Moreno had one of several very near misses Friday night in Lake Placids 2-0 loss to visiting DeSoto. St. Thomas Aquinas routs Plant for 5A title The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN English was a particularly powerful presence on the court for the Red Devils. The Eagles tried several defensive strategies attempting to slow her down, but English continued to make plays and muscle in, out and around the opposition. Brekayla is very versatile, Daly said. Shes a shooting guard, but at the same time shes able to handle the ball. Shes a very physical player and were pretty much able to play her in any position. Were able to play her down low. She can do inside, she can do outside. Shes been on varsity since the ninth grade and shes a veteran player. Weve got to kind of watch her with the reach-ins, but thats just typical of most of our girls. We like to reach and were really just trying to get over that hump of who you beat. We hustle, hustle, hustle. Brekayla does well maintaining herself and doesnt foul out a lot. English and Perry each tallied 10 points in the first half. Perry finished with a game-high 19 points while English totaled 12. English said her teammates always have a green light to shoot if they have a good shot, but she doesnt pay any attention to statistics and has no idea how many points she averages a game. I dont play for stats, she said. I just play to win. Its all about the team. This wasnt a hard game, but we came to play hard anyway. We were able to work on things. Thats what we do, we work on things in games like this. We keep working hard and hustling. We have to. If we dont play to our full potential, we have to run suicide sprints. They will hurt you, Im not lying. The Red Devils slowed down a little in the third, but still outscored George Jenkins 17-11. With about four minut es left in the quarter, Cot te nailed a 3-point bucket an d Perry swished a 2-pointer. English moved the ball u p court, weaving through tra ffic, she drove to the bask et for an easy layup, giving t he Red Devils a 35-point le ad and triggerrng a runnin g clock, basketballs equiv alent to the mercy rule. Its easy to lose focus in games like these, sa id Perry, who suffered an ank le sprain in the first quarte r. We need to keep our hea ds in the game. If we see a team and underestima te them, we lose our focus an d we can beat ourselves. The Red Devils have a string of upcoming distri ct games, mostly on the roa d, but will play non-distri ct rival Sebring on Tuesda y. Game time is 2 p.m. I think were in the mi ddle of the standings, whi ch is fine, Daly said. Sebrin g is non-district but theyre a rival. Its always interestin g when we play Sebring. Continued from 1D AP keeps focus in easy win

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 01, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001608 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and TIMOTH Y POTTER A/K/A TIMOTHY G. POTTER; JENNIFER L. POTTER; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK 60, SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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December 12, 19, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-001103 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF MONITA V. DANIELSON A/K/A MONITA DANIELSON, DECEASED, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF MONITA V. DANIELSON A/K/A MONITA DANIELSON, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST, MONITA V. DANIELSON A/K/A MONIT A DANIELSON, 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 Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 607 CHEROKEE CIRCLE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 5, BLOCK C, OF PINE HILL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 66, OF THE 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before January 31, 2011 or within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Courton this 10th day of December, 2010. ROBERT GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001244 SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOHN H. SVOBODA, III A/K/A JOHN SVOBODA, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 01, 2010 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001244 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOHN H. SVOBODA, III A/K/A JOHN SVOBODA; ILIANA SVOBODA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A NICK FLORES, and TENANT #2 N/K/A YARA DUCHENE; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 19, BLOCK 209, SUN N LAKE ESTATES SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 632 BLUE SKIES DRIVE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09083663 SUNTRUST-CONV**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. December 12, 19, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000757GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-2 Plaintiff, vs. LUCIA LEON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUCIA LEON; PLACID LAKES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 6, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000757GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-2 is Plaintiff LUCIA LEON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUCIA LEON; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; PLACID LAKES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th day of January 4, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 24, IN BLOCK 139, 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 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 this 6th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 10-489 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM H. GROTH Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of WILLIAM H. GROTH, deceased, File Number PC10-489, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue; that the decedent's date of death was October 17, 2009; that the total value of the estate is $15,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Pamela A. Collins, 1850 Jeri Kay Lane, Sebring, Florida 33870. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 12, 2010. Person Giving Notice: Pamela A. Collins 1850 Jeri Kay Lane Sebring, Florida 33870 Attorney for Petitioner: John K. McClure Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number: 286958 211 S. Ridgewood Dr. Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-2436 E-Mail: kelly@mllaw.net December 12, 19, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-468 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF Joan Gwilliams Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Joan Fanciulli Gwilliams, deceased, whose date of death was October 13, 2010, and whose social security number is 265-60-2769, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 12, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Dorothy Waller PO Box 2385 Lake Placid, FL 33862 SHEEHAN & CELAYA, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 300 DAL HALL BLVD. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1551 Florida Bar No. 184165 E-Mail Address: tim@scjuris.com December 8, 15, 2010 The date of first publication of this Notice is December 19, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Lynda D. Hahn 4115 Loquat Road Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ W. Roy Wilkes Attorney for Lynda D. Hahn Florida Bar Number: 0608475 Elder & Disability Law Firm, P.A. 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Telephone: (863)699-2222 Fax: (863)465-1857 E-Mail: wrw@wilkeslawfirm.com December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-309 IN RE: ESTATE OF HELENA ELEANOR KADAR, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Helena Eleanor Kadar, deceased, whose date of death was March 11, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South 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 OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000273 HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1 Plaintiff, vs. MARIAN GRASS; FRANCISCO GRASS; SAND CANYON CORPORATION F/K/A OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated December 1, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000273 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-OPT1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-OPT1, Plaintiff and MARIAN GRASS are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., December 30, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARCEL 1: THE SOUTH 41.21 FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER AND THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD NO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF 110.0 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 50.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF A PARCEL OF LAND HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET; THENCE EAST 110.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 396.6 FEET; THENCE WEST 110.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS THE SOUTH 50 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD NO. 64, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 6th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-377 GCS CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., a Florida corporation;, MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., a Florida corporation, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, LAURA M. ANDREWS, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4. THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, dated the 2nd day of November, 2010, in Case No. 10-377-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Higlands County, Florida, in which CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, SERGIO LUJAN, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, described as follows: LOT 20, BLOCK 65, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Commonly known as 4309 Mercedes St., Sebring, FL 33872. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4. THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, dated the 2nd day of November, 2010, in Case No. 10-380-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Higlands County, Florida, in which CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Jury Assembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, described as follows: LOT 7, BLOCK 55, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 3938 Durango Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33872. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-380 GCS CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., a Florida corporation;, MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., a Florida corporation, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, LAURA M. ANDREWS, AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM A N INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-379 GCS CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. BERNARD BROOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., a Florida corporation;, MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., a Florida corporation, HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, LAURA M. ANDREWS, AND ANY AND A LL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4. THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, BERNARD BROOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, dated the 2nd day of November, 2010, in Case No. 10-379-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Higlands County, Florida, in which CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and BERNARD BROOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Jury A ssembly Room of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, BERNARD BOOKS, LOMONICO CONTRACTING, INC., MARK PALMER ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC., HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, DANIEL F. ANDREWS, and LAURA M. ANDREWS, described as follows: LOT 8, PINE RIDGE CIRCLE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 114 Friendly Circle, Sebring, Florida 33876. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, Y OU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001353 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. ANN DEVINE HINSON, SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; BANK OF AMERICA FKA BARNETT BANK OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 6, 2010 in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001161 HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for Deutsche ALT-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2007-1 Plaintiff, vs. BOANERGE MORENO, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BOANERGE MORENO, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 6, 2010 in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 19, SEBRING LAKES UNIT TWO-C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 13464 LYNNWOOD STREET, SEBRING, FL 33875; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-674-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. EMILY'S PLACE, LLC.; BARRY MENZELL; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, EMILY'S PLACE, LLC. and BARRY MENZELL, dated the 1st day of December, 2010, in Case No. 10-674-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and EMILY'S PLACE, LLC. and BARRY MENZELL are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, EMILY'S PLACE, LLC. and BARRY MENZELL, and described as follows: A Parcel of Land compromising previously recorded Parcel 2, and the Northeasterly 47.00 feet of Parcel 3, all in TRACT "B" OF SPRING LAKE SECTION ONE, a portion of Sections 14, 15, 22, and 23, Township 35 South, Range 30 East, as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 23, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, more fully described as follows: COMMENCING at the Southeast Corner of said Section 15; thence North and along the East Line of said Section 15, a distance of 3868.69 feet to a point on the Southeasterly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway #98; thence South 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches West, along said Southeasterly right-of-way, a distance of 1128.63 feet to the Northeast Corner of said Tract "B;" thence continuing South 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches West along said Southeasterly right-of-way line and the Northerly line of said Tract "B," a distance of 200.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence South 27 degrees 52 minutes 00 inches East, a distance of 370.00 feet to a point on the Southerly Line of said Tract "B;" thence South 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches West along said Southerly Line of Tract "B," a distance of 147.00 feet to a point; thence North 27 degrees 52 minutes 00 inches West, a distance of 370.00 feet to a point on the Northerly Line of Tract "B;" thence North 62 degrees 08 minutes 00 inches East along said Northerly Line, a distance of 147.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Real Property Address: 6005 & 6007 U.S. Highway 98, Sebring, Florida 33876. Real Property Tax ID#s: C-15-35-30-010-T0B0-0020 and C-15-35-30-010-T0B0-0031. DATED on December 3, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla 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 12, 19, 2010 1050Legals 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, 2011Time 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 09001954GCS CENLAR FSB, Plaintiff, vs. DIPCHAND PANCHU; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; JANKI PANCHU; 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 6th day of December, 2010, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001954, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CENLAR FSB is the Plaintiff and DIPCHAND PANCHU; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; JANKI PANCHU; UNKNOWN TENANTS(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 4th day of January, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 9, 10 AND 11, BLOCK 210, ALTAMONT PLACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 72, 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 8th day of December, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, December 19, 2010Page 7D The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1 year sales experience, marketing or customer service experience and possess the ability to make cold calls. Candidates must have excellent communication and speaking skills, be computer proficient, able to type 40 wpm. Candidates must also possess excellent sales skills. PART-TIME SALES POSITIONDRUG TEST AND BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED. STOP BY THE NEWS SUN AT 2227 US HWY 27 S SEBRING, FLORIDA AND FILL OUT AN APPLICATION We are looking for a high-energy, highly motivated individual ready to work in a fast paced environment. This entry level position requires dependability, excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to handle customer service calls, resolve customer problems, and deal effectively with a variety of personalities. General clerical, administrative, and computer skills, in addition to good phone etiquette, are necessary. Scheduled hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. TuesdayFriday. This is a full-time position with benefits, paid time off, health insurance, 401K & more. Email resumes to: humanresources@newssun.com or fax to 352.365.8229, Attention: Human Resources Director. Applications may be completed at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. EOE HELP WANTED 9000 Transportation2007 POLARISPredator 50, four wheeler, automatic, low hours and in great condition. $850. Please call 863-441-1639 8400RecreationalVehicles2007 RANGER18' Ghost in excl. cond.. 150 Yamaha with all the bells & whistles. Jack Plate, Trim tabs, hydraulic steering, poling platform, aerated live wells, onboard charging systems, GPS, Raymarine UHF radio, full custom boat cover and MORE! 863-655-2575 8050Boats & Motors 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 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. MALTESE AKCPups, beautiful silky, non shed coats, health cert., champ lines, parents 5 lbs. Male $500 / Female $600 Cash. Ready 12/21 11wks. 863-382-7448 or 863-214-4313. FREE KITTENS8wks, 3blk. males, 2blk/orange calico females. Email anarahlee@aol.com 7520Pets & SuppliesLOOKING FORused car in VERY GOOD CONDITION Call 863-465-0978. 7340Wanted to BuySEBRING -Moving Sale Maranatha Village, 15 Gideon Rd. every Fri-Sat 9am, until Jan 7th, '11. Household items, furniture, gardening misc. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TV ANTENNAOutdoor, w/ remote, and Amp $35 863-382-7959 TIRE &WHEEL, large, LT 265/70 R17. $65. 863-699-1119. STAMP COLLECTIONMint sheet book. Asking face value, 6-22 cents, price $87.40. Phone 863-655-3552 PLOW ANCHOR,25 pound $75. 863-699-1119 MINI FRIDGEw/ freezer, black. $100. 863-201-3769 HEDGE TRIMMERBlack & Decker $10 863-699-0352 GOLF CLUBSfull set, w/ self standing bag. Excel. cond. $25 863-385-2605 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 COIN COLLECTION(American Map). $75 863-655-1762 BOOKS -100 paper back & hard back. Excellent condition. $15 863-385-2605 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 7310Bargain Buys JIGSAW PUZZLES1000 pieces. 20 boxes $3 863-699-0352 GENERATOR -Craftsman 10 HP, 5600 watts. NEW! $395 989-915-1949 7300MiscellaneousROWLAND KEYBOARDE 500 all accessories plus extension speakers and custom case. Cost $1800, asking $800 obo 863-452-6499 7260MusicalMerchandiseLAZY BOYRecliner with power lift & heat, Tan color. $600 863-382-2503 7180Furniture NEW FURNITURECLOSE OUT Everything must Go!... BR, Sofa, Recliners, Misc. sofagalleryflorida.com Call 863-471-3315 for Appt. NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS! HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180FurnitureCANDELABRA -2 Brass, 39"tall w/ tray 14 3/4" from top. $100. Black solid wood Chinese tri fold screen, embossed with colorful Chinese figures. $799. 863-386-1885 7060Antiques -Collectible 7000 MerchandiseAVON PARKSTORAGE RENTAL. 1900+ sq ft, 60x32 closed storage area, 12x12 door. Many uses, call to discuss fair rental rate. 863-452-1578. 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING -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 LAKE PLACIDPet Friendly! Near Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished or Unfurnished 2BR, 1BA with appliances and A/C. $650/mo. + $500 security deposit. 863-465-1354 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, new floors/ paint, fenced yard, close to boat ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no smoke, $550/mo. 863-699-1119 3 BR,2 BA, Living Rm., Dining Rm., Utility Rm. w/ W/D hook up, 2 Car Garage & Fireplace. Country Living. Call 863-773-5462 6300Unfurnished Houses SEASONAL /Yearly, furnished or unfurnished. 2/2 on Lake Sebring, W/Dryer. $700 yearly or $$1400 seasonal. 2/1. yearly $625, W/D hookup, big yard, across from lake.863-386-9100. LAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, Excl. furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, seasonal or monthly rental. No Smoking or dogs. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 SEBRING -Clean 1BR, 1BA, living rm., utility w/ W-D hookup, new screened vinyl patio, near Walmart & Homer's area. You pay electric, I pay cable & utilities. Ideal for 1 or 2 adults. Prefer year round renter, no dogs. $450 mly. + $450 sec. dp. Move in now $650 to the right party! Call after 1pm for details. 732-222-0344 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. 863-453-7218 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8538 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsLEMONTREE APARTMENTS1015 West Bell St. Avon Park, FL 33825(off US 27, behind Wendy's)1BR, 1BA $495/Month+ 200 security deposit (Water, Sewer & Garbage Incl) Pets Welcome* Full Size Washer/Dryer Open 8 am 7 pm 7 Days a Week Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 AVON 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 PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING, ONCircle Park. One bedrooms and studios, furnished or unfurnished, includes water, no pets. Ref needed. Starting at $375 and up. 863-386-9100 or 954-295-7195. SEBRING LOVELY,furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets. Utilities & cable included $425/mo863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartments 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 RentalsSEBRING -RV Park, Close to Downtown, 1BR, 1BA & Efficiencies, $325-$400/mo; 2BR 2BA, $400/mo. EASY MOVE-IN RATES! 863-655-3504 5150Mobile HomesFor RentLAKE 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 -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 EstateANTIQUE &Gift mall opening January 6th on Sebring Circle. Booth and showcases available for collectibles and antiques. Rent starting at $150 and up. Reserve your space now. Will be open Thurs, Fri. & Sat. Nancy 954-295-7194. 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 FinancialSALES PERSONALneeded for our new location in Sebring. We are looking for experienced sales people with positive attitudes & strong customer service skills. Please apply in person to Cell Phones Verizon Wireless. 700 US Hwy 27 North, Sebring, Florida 33870. 2150Part-timeEmployment TEACHER -FT needed for Christian school in Avon Park, 2 / 3 year old children. Call 863-443-2344 and leave message. PHLEBOTOMISTS SEBRING/ WAUCHULA Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing and services. Our team recognizes that people depend on us for answers to important health questions and we work with urgency and accuracy to provide results. We presently seek the following Phlebotomists to join our team: Full Time: Wauchula, 40 hours/week. Job ID: 3680111 & Sebring South, 40 hours/week. Job ID: 3680518. Six months of experience required for both positions. Floater, Full Time: Sebring, 40 hours/week. At least three years of experience required. Job ID: 3679921. Please apply online using the corresponding Job ID at: www.questdiagnostics.com or call 813-972-7100, ext. 7566. EOE. ORTHOPEDIC SHOESMACHINE OPERATOR, FL 40 Hrs/Wk. Associate Degree in Design Orthopedic Shoe or 5 yrs exp. in jobs custom orghopedic shoes, with many abilities and dynamics. Drug Test, background check, written reference required. Nonsmoking environment. Must be avail. weekends & overtime as required. Position avail. immediately. Mail resume only: LOPEZ AND ASSOCIATES, Agent for Employer, 1223 US Hwy 27, South, Sebring, FL 33870. HAIR STYLISTS/ NAIL TECHS / MASSAGE THERAPISTS needed for new Salon by Southgate Plaza. Be your own boss! Booths & private rooms to rent. 518-866-1172 or 863-655-6025POLICE LIEUTENANTThe City of Avon Park is seeking an experienced individual with a high degree of personal and professional integrity. Must be a Certified Law Enforcement Officer or ability to become certified within six (6) months of employment and must possess a valid Florida Drivers License. An Associates Degree or a minimum of fifteen hundred (1,500) hours of specialized law enforcement training, with extensive training in the investigative and administrative fields required. Ten (10) years of public law enforcement experience with a Municipal, County, or State government, three (3) of which must have been in a command and or administrative capacity with experience in managing, leadership, budgeting, investigations, and organization. Salary compensable DOQ. Applications and job description is available at the City of Avon Park, 110 E. Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825 or can be obtained on our website: www.avonpark.cc All applications must be accompanied with a copy of applicants Florida drivers license. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Avon Park is a smoke and drug-free workplace. E.O.E. Return completed applications to: City Hall, Human Resource Dept., 110 E Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100AnnouncementsHIGHLANDS COUNTYBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for:ITB 11-019 LAKE ISTOKPOGA CANAL MAINTENANCE DREDGING PROJECT No. 05011 NIGP COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE: 968-34Highlands County is seeking vendors to perform maintenance dredging for Lake Istokpoga Canals. This project is a multi-phased project funded by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Acting Director, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524, E-Mail: dgilbert@hcbcc.orgA MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting will be held on Friday; January 7th, at 10:00 A.M., in the Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803. All potential bidders are encouraged attend this meeting.Submit two (2) originals and two (2) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY; FEBRUARY 10th, 2011 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at either or both of the above meetings.Local Preference will not be applicable to the Award of this Bid. Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashiers Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489.Highlands County recently prepared the Lake Istokpoga Canal Maintenance Dredging Evaluation Report. This project is a multi-phased project funded by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for the purpose of evaluating seventeen (17) residential canals for contaminants of concern associated with the canal sediments, quantifying the volume of the sediments to be removed, and determining the mass of phosphorous that would be removed from the canals by dredging. The principal features of the Project are: To provide all labor, materials and equipment to dredge approximately 20,000 cubic yards of sediments from seventeen (17) residential canals and to construct containment areas on sites approved by the County for disposal of the sediments. The Contractor shall provide a signed and sealed engineering design for the containment berms. The Contractor shall install DOT type III silt fence around all areas to be disturbed during construction and shall install floating turbidity barriers at the mouth of each canal during construction. The Contractor shall be responsible to provide all piping required to convey the sediment/dredged slurry to the containment areas.The County has contacted the property owners and secured construction easements over the sites for the containment areas and for the route of the slurry piping. The County has also obtained an exemption from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for this work. The Contractor shall comply with the conditions of this exemption. Within sixty (60) days of dredging the last canal or 15 days of there being no free water in the containment areas the Contractor shall fill the ditches from where the borrow for the containment berm construction was obtained and spread all dredged material. The Contractor shall be responsible for the final survey to determine that the work of this contract has been properly and completely performed. The Contractor shall leave the work site in a neat and clean condition.The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC/County) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid.The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County CommissionersPurchasing DepartmentHighlands County, Florida Website: www.hcbcc.net December 12, 19, 2010 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001591 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC. Plaintiff, vs. LAURA L. GRIFFIN and GREGORY W. GRIFFIN, QUAIL COVE OWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 6, 2010 in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOT 39, OF QUAIL COVE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, AT PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 8 MALLARD DR., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 09-674-GCS MERCANTILE BANK, etc., Plaintiff, v. PATRICK T. MUSANDA, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Summary Judgment entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Description of Mortgaged and Personal Property Lot 9, Block 285, PLACID LAKES SECTION 20, according to the Map or Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. The street address of which is 116 Imbros Avenue, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the front entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 3387-3701 on DECEMBER 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Dated: December 2, 2010. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner, as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 12, 19, 2010 LOT THIRTY THREE (33) BLOCK E, OF SPRING LAKE, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 6101 PINE LN., SEBRING, FL 338766490; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures locate therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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 this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop!HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER THE NEWS-SUN LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 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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