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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 12-22-2010
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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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AP, LP claim victoriesPAGE1BTaste of Highlands County set for Jan. 30PAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, December 22-23, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 155 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 74 48Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Some clouds, some sun and warmer Forecast Question: Is religion a part of your family's Christmas traditions? Next question: Have you finished your Christmas shopping? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Joseph Abbott Age 89, of Sebring Betty Lampkin Age 50, of Avon Park Harold Vondell Age 86, of Sebring Charlotte Yeats Age 79, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 80.2% No 19.8% Total votes: 102 Celebrations5B Classifieds8A Clubs & Organizations9B Community Briefs5A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B NASCAR This Week3B Police Blotter2A Sports On TV2B Index Days left before Christmas3 Unemployment Numbers Keep Rising November13.4%October12.7% By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Highlands County experienced a jump in unemployment in November, according to the Agency for Workforce Innovation, and now ranks 12th out of the 67 counties statewide. In Highlands County, 13.4 percent of the available workforce is without a job, the report from AWI states, up from the 12.7 percent in line in October. For the state as a whole, the unemployment rate bumped up to 12 percent from October's rate of 11.9 percent. More than 1.1 million Floridians remain out of work. Nationally, the average unemployment rate is 9.3 percent. County now ranks 12th in unemployment rate News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The moon, turned coppery red during the totality phase of Tuesday's eclipse, hangs over Sebring. Quite a nighttime sight Associated PressSkywatchers got an early holiday present this year: A total eclipse of the moon. Hanging high in the sky, the moon slowly turned from bright silver into a red disk early Tuesday. Atotal lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth casts its shadow on the full moon, blocking the sun's rays that otherwise reflect off the moon's surface. Some indirect sunlight still pierces through to give the moon its eerie hue. The 3 1/2 hour celestial spectacle was visible from North and Central America where skies were clear. Portions of Europe and Asia only caught part of the show. The totality phase when the moon was completely immersed in Earth's shadow lasted 72 minutes. Since the year's only total lunar eclipse coincided with winter solstice, the moon glowed high in the sky. The last time this occurred was more than three centuries ago on Dec. 21, 1638. It will happen again on Dec. 21, 2094, according to U.S. Naval Observatory spokesman Geoff Chester. Lunar eclipses are safe to watch with the naked eye, unlike solar eclipses. The next total lunar eclipse will occur in June 2011 and will not be visible from North America. Last total lunar eclipse on solstice was in 1638 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Park 's Web site will get a new look comin g into the new year, and the chang es should allow better communicatio ns with the public, according to Ci ty Clerk Cheryl Tietjen. "We will be tweaking this as w e go, but I understand that we w ill have more access to update inform ation," Tietjen said. "There is goin g to be more flexibility, and we will be adding features that make the si te more appealing." Tietjen said the city budget ed $4,000 for the site, and that the cu rrent bid from Advanced System s Integration was the lowest, b ut would still come in at the projected amount. "It will give them more control of their own information," said Bill Rodriguez of Advanced Systems Integration on Monday. Rodriguez stated that the new Web site will have a content management control system behind the scenes called Joomla, which will give the end-user the flexibility to make content and theme chang es without major editing to the co de that runs the site. Tietjen advised cautiously that t he Web site could be unstable for up to a week from Monday, and that uti lities customers may have issues pa ying their bills online until the trans ition is complete. Rodriguez expects the transitio n to run smoothly, and said it could be done by Christmas, despite Tietjen 's warnings that it could take until t he 28th before the site is fully functio nal. "Christmas, that's our target dat e. We have already started the doma in name changes, and we will host t he Web site itself. There will not be an y big changes in the security, but t he new site will allow more content to be posted," Rodriguez said. City of Avon Park upgrading Web site There is going to be more flexibility and we will be adding features that make the site more appealing.'CHERYL TIETJEN city clerk By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Shepherds, wise men, animals and angels can all be seen in one location thanks to more than 130 cast and crew members of the Christmas Stroll, a new production that is taking place here in Highlands County. The outdoor guided tour takes audiences through the Nativity story beginning with the annunciation of Christ and ending with the crucifixion. "The cross scene is not part of the Nativity story, we know that, but we want to show everyone what Christ was put here to do. Why he was born in the first place," explained Krista Flores. Flores is the director of the Christmas Stroll, which is currently taking place at Grace Bible Church at 4543 Thunderbird Road in Sebring through Thursday. Flores along with hundreds of other volunteers, actors and singers have worked hard and rehearsed even harder to put on a great show for families during the Christmas holiday. During their rehearsal, choreographer Brandi Hornick was busy demonstrated moves to a handful of angels while costume designNativity story comes to life in church's debut production Courtesy pho to The debut Christmas Stroll production includes 130 cast and crew members. The production is being held at Grace Bible Church in Sebring through Thursday evening. The production is an outdoor guided tour of the Nativity story. The production includes skits, live action, and solos from local singers and entertainers. See CITY, page 7A See COUNTY, page 7A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Yes, Jan. 30 is still a distance away, but the way time flies it would be wise to mark the calendar now animal lovers at least, or anyone who has a taste for good food. That's because Jan. 30 is A Taste of Highlands County, an inaugural fundraising event for the Humane Society of Highlands County. In tough economic times, when fewer people eat out, 30 restaurants and 12 businesses are still taking part. Because of their generosity, 100 percent of the $25 ticket donation ($15 for children) will go to the Humane Society. There will be a dog agility course demonstration and law enforcement K-9s, with their deputy sheriff partners, will exhibit their skills. Avariety of live entertainment indoors and out adds to the ambiance, including a performance by the band Interlake and Main, which will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be three servings: 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Humane Society Wednesday through Saturday, or by calling 273-0049, 2146508, or 655-1522. Here is a list of the participating restaurants, which represent every corner of the county. BellaVista, Blue Crab, Blue Lagoon, Bob Evans, Charlie's, Chili's, Clock, Cowboys, Dairy Queen, Dee's Place, Depot, Dominoes, Duffers, Dutchers Diner, Golden Corral, Heron's Garden, Homer's IHOP, Jaxson's, Jimmy's Greek and American Grill, Lakeview Lounge and Bakery, Mi Rancho, No Frills, Panera's, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday, Simply Trish, Sonny's Sunset Grille, Village Inn, and t he Wild Turkey Tavern. The other businesses ar e: Coca Cola, Cupcake Royal e, Cusworth Arms and Wi ne Bar, Dunkin'Donu ts, Highlands Ridge Golf Cours e, IBG Enterprises, Inc., La ke Placid Health Care Cente r, Michaels, The Palms, Plac id Lakes Country Club, Win n Dixie, Highlands Independe nt Bank and Wauchula Sta te Bank. Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, December 22, 2010www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center Editor's note: This story is b eing reprinted due to the j ump not being published in S unday's paper.By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The H ighlands County Audubon S ociety told commissioners o n Monday that the group d oes not want the county to s pend more money fighting t he Department of C ommunity Affairs'rejection o f the latest round of compreh ensive plan amendments. The plan changes include B lue Head Ranch, Lake P lacid North and South prop osed developments. In a letter addressed to the c ommission dated Dec. 13, D ale Gillis, local Audubon S ociety president, made it c lear 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, we are going to seek intervenor status," Gillis said. An intervenor is someone who is granted status under the courts because they there is an interest in the case. "Our board and membership have been against this from the beginning. These proposed changes are not good for Highlands County. Not good for the wildlife, the environment, the economy or the current taxpayers," Gillis added. "We are not opposed to development. We have plenty of room along the U.S. 27 corridor and around Spring Lake, but it needs to be managed effectively." "The areas currently chosen will draw away from the existing cities economically and otherwise. The DCAhas expressed that, and so de we," Gillis said. "We have expressed our concerns and our stance to the county many times on this item, but I think they will wait and see what the new governor does before they make a decision." Audubon Society asks county not to pursue development plans The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, Dec. 20: Frank Roger Atkins, 32, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, second or subsequent offense. Robert Edward Burton, 20, of Thomasville, Ga., was charged with grand theft. James Hart Cyr, 21, of Okeechobee, was charged with burglary of unoccupied structure, unarmed, three counts; damaging property, criminal mischief; larceny or grand theft; and obstructing criminal investigation, false information to law enforcement officer regarding missing person. Aaron Heath Harmon, 33, of Sebring, was charged with vehicle theft or grand theft. Larry Gene Mitchell, 54, of Sebring, withholding support, non-support of children or spouse. Christopher Ray Nolen, 35, of Lake Placid, was charged with grand theft, two counts. Sandy Jean Staton, 27, of Wauchula, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Lucy Thenor, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense. Mark Anthony Tish, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cannabis; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lynda Marie Wilson, 30, of Lake Placid, was charged with contempt of court for failing to pay child support. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Dec. 19: Sitting-Bull Alayande, 44, of Avon Park, was charged for possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. William Bryan Collinsworth, 40, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery on person 65 years of age or older. David Timothy Durham, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with aggravated battery, person using a deadly weapon; and Polk County warrant for petit theft. Miguel Franco, 19, of Forsyth, Ga., was charged with operating a motor vehicle without valid driver license. Steven Wayne Kempton, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting arrest without violence. Roberto Matos, 60, of Leesburg, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Michael Kenneth Retterer, 57, of Sebring, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Dec. 18: Carolyn Kay Barfield, 24, of Sebring, was charged with leaving scene of accident without giving information. Victor Antonio Delagua, 19, of Sebring, was charged with no valid driver license. Barbara Ann Healey, 68, of Avon Park, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Martin John Jackson, 32, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Dennis Earl Javery, 67, of Sebring, was charged with trespassing property, not structure or conveyance. Jacob Adam-Kalupy Main, 24, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cannabis; and possession of cannabis; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Steven Andrew Miller, 32, of Okeechobee, was charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Chadwick Levon Myers, 36, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Mark DeWayne O'Berry, 44, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Neville Noel Watt, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with battery; trespassing; and resisting or obstructing officer without violence. Damien Lamar Williams, 23, of Lake Wales, was charged with out-of-county warrant for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, Dec. 17: Leroy Blake, 61, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, etc., within 1,000 feet of church or business; and selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of specified area. Marcellous Douglas Bryant, 53, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church with intent to sell; and sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of church. Denis Arthur Charbonneau, 46, of Palm Dale, was charged with domestic violence or contempt of court, violation of injunction, protection, domestic violence. POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 7A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Early Monday afternoon a two-vehicle accident at the corner of Heartland Boulevard and U.S. 27, opposite Lake Clay, sent one driver to Florida Hospital Heartland Division in Lake Placid. The driver's condition was unknown as of press time. Names of those involved were not released pending notification of families. Only the most basic details are known. Abrown Ford Ranger pick-up was traveling east on Heartland Boulevard, and turned south onto U.S. 27. It collided with a yellow Chevrolet Trader that had been traveling north on U.S. 27, but attempted a southbound turn around from the median. The vehicles crashed front end to front end. Both vehicles had to be removed by tow truck after the accident. Prior to an official report, Lt. James Fansler of the Lake Placid Police Department, which is conducting the investigation, said, "It looks like (the driver of the Ford Ranger) violated the right of way." The accident slowed traffic on t he highway as only one lane was availab le southbound, and a northbound lane of traffic had to be blocked for a short tim e in order to remove the vehicles. Crash in Lake Placid sends 1 to hospital News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y A two vehicle accident tied up traffic early Monday afternoon, when a Ford Ranger collided with a Chevy Tracker on U.S. 27 in Lake Placid. The Tracker's driver was transported to the hospital, her condition is unknown. Courtesy photo John Griffin (left), vice chair, and Mark Delaney, chair of Keep Highlands County Beautiful, hold the recently received President's Circle Award recognition. Local organization recognized as among the Best of the Best'Special to the News-SunSEBRING Keep Highlands County Beautiful received Keep America Beautiful President's Circle Award at the President's Circle Award Luncheon, during Keep America Beautiful's 57th annual national conference in Orlando. The President's Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit to reduce litter, minimize waste and recycle, and beautify their local communities. In qualifying for a President's Circle Awar d, Keep Highlands Coun ty Beautiful has met Ke ep America Beautiful's sta ndards of excellence by co nducting an annual Litt er Index, calculating the affi liate's cost/benefit ratio, an d engaging volunteers to ta ke greater responsibility f or their community enviro nment. In addition, awa rd recipients must condu ct activities in Keep Ameri ca Beautiful's three core foc us areas of litter preventio n, recycling and waste redu ction, and beautification/com Keep Highlands County Beautiful honored for high performance A Taste of Highlands County set for Jan. 30 See KEEP, page 7A

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S tudents were handed their second p rogress reports j ust before the C hristmas break. It g ave us the idea of d oing a progress r eport for our three m unicipal governm ents.We would have included t he County Commission, but w ith one seat vacant and three m embers so new they have y et to make an impact, we d ecided it was too soon to a ssign a grade. We evaluated how meetings a re conducted in each town or c ity, how much access citiz ens are provided to the worki ngs of their government, how r esponsive a council is to its c onstituents'concerns and if t he government makes a sinc ere effort to operate transpare ntly. The grades vary. Avon Park gets an "F"; L ake Placid a "C" and S ebring an "A-". Now, here's why, starting w ith Sebring. Sebring gets high marks for o pen government. It provides f ull packets well before counc il meetings and sees that r eporters get the same inform ation handed to the council m embers. It does this in plent y of time for study and r esearch. It is clear from m eetings that the council m embers have read their p ackets beforehand and are r eady for discussion. Sebring is the one city w here an idea can be followed t hrough the legislative p rocess. It is exceedingly rare t o be surprised by an agenda i tem. The council meetings run s moothly and by correct parl iamentary procedure. Each agenda has time built i nto it for participation from t he audience, even on issues n ot covered by the agenda. An i ndividual only has to sign in t o be able to speak at the p roper time. Discussions among the c ouncil often go beyond simp le facts to look deeper into t he philosophical foundations o f an individual's opinion. This creates a fuller understanding of final decisions. Of the three municipalities, only Sebring seems to understand the value of staying on topic while in discussion its council is by far the most efficient user of time. Lake Placid's council deserves high marks for effort and listening to its constituents. Meetings are the best attended of the three municipalities. Comment is not only welcome, citizens are often given an opportunity to speak more than once on a topic. Citizen opinion has led the council to re-examine issues, such as building a hurricane shelter/community center. The rules of parliamentary procedure are not as well understood in Lake Placid as Sebring, but an effort is made to do things openly. The town, however, is weak in providing detailed information to citizens and no packet is provided to the press or made available online. Council members discuss issues fully, although at times the discussions are used by members to work out individual thoughts. This can be laborious at best, and down right tedious at worst. Points are made, remade and remade again. Council members often wander off topic or end up discussing side issues not on the agenda. The Avon Park council offers the most drama, but that is not meant as a compliment. Individual council members have been dismissive of much citizen input, which is only barely tolerated, or insulting to its own staff. While the agenda and packet are available online, the council often deals with issues at the meeting that are not on the agenda. This is an example of one of the Avon Park council's serious weaknesses its contempt for openness. Often it's impossible to follow an idea from conception to fruition, and there are occasions when the level of council consensus is reached so quickly it's obvious members have spoken to each other off the record and out of sight of their citizens. In our view, the Avon Park council's most serious weakness is its need to control. Avon Park is the only municipal government jealous of its own power. Unfortunately, this makes for wasted energy at best, and a failure to deal with issues openly and efficiently at worst. Take the search for a new city manager this year which began in 2009. The process was redundant and missed deadlines. Municipal councils, in terms of direct impact, are the most influential of governments. It is the council that directs a town's future and provides the most basic services. While the Sebring council is not perfect for example, snubbing former Economic Development Commission director Louise England when she came before it simply asking for a letter of support regarding a grant the vast majority of the time it provides a model of thoughtful, responsible and responsive government. Avon Park in particular should visit a meeting and take notes. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday. December 22, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com It's the most wonderful time of the year. And the most frantic and anxious and mindnumbing and expensive. The rewarding part is my ongoing seasonal side job as a lumpy elfin holiday gift consultant, where it is an honor and a privilege to be able to pass along some hot tips for this year's Christmas shopping lists. None of which involve surplus uranium tailings from sales to the Iranians. There's still more than a few of us struggling to climb out of financial holes so deep we're being tickled by the tendrils of redwood roots, but we're not that difficult to shop for. Dollar coins. Discount clothing. Used food. Lint-covered gum and pennies. Roadkill wrapped in the Sunday Funnies. Re-gifting welcomed with open arms. It's the other end of the spectrum that concerns me. The least-needy of us. Wall Street is shoveling out record bonuses. Again. What to get the person who can buy anything? Perhaps the gifts you've lined up for your financial planners won't be considered up to snuff. Well, I'm here to convince you to let those worries go. After all, it's the thought that counts. Ha ha ha ha ha ha. No, seriously. To ease your stress, we here at Durstco have come up with a catalog of prospective Christmas Gifts that any Wall Street Tycoon would be honored to find under their holiday shrubbery. And who knows, maybe in appreciation, he or she will slide you insider status on the newest IPOs. To be honest though, probably not, but what the hell, here we go with the top 10 Christmas gifts for your Wall Street broker buddies: 10. Apeacock. Provides the double benefit of being both the ultimate symbol of excessive extravagance and extremely difficult to care for. 9. Acopy of George W. Bush's autobiography because, during the holidays, everyone can use a good laugh. 8. Akidney in an ice chest. Purchased from a poor person. Always good to have one lying around just in case. 7. ALexus. According to TV, that's what rich people give each other for the holidays. Don't forget the big red bow. 6. Aget-out-of-jail-free card. No, a real Get-Out-of Jail-Free Card. You must know somebody who know s somebody. 5. AFaberge Egg. Only 4 2 are known to have survived Go for it. Check out eBay. Or call Meg Whitman direc t. 4. Apair of Bernie Madoff's underwear. Or jus t frame any old pair of size 36s and say they're his. It's what he would have done. 3. Asigned first edition o f Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of th e Vanities" because nothing else says "Master of the Universe" quite like it. 2. AU.S. Senator. Oh sure, they probably already have one socked away, but who's ever thrown out a Senator because they went bad? Not Congress. 1. Asoul. Odds are, they've sold, misplaced or ruined theirs. Just realize in advance they'll probably sell, misplace or ruin this one as well. Will Durst is a political comedian who has performed around the world. He is a familiar pundit on television and radio. Email Will at durst@caglecartoons.com. Top 20 Christmas gifts for your Wall Street broker buddies Raging Moderate Will Durst Issues need to be first corrected E ditor: This letter is in reference to the e ditorial: Good fences make for g ood neighbors, right? When discussing the issue of g overnment and peoples'material p roperty and real property rights, it i s true that fences make for good n eighbors. But when the issue of w hat, when, where and how is it r ight and just for any government t o set rules, regulations and codes .. it's a very sad situation that says v olumes about those who are curr ently sitting in the position of p ower. Private property rights s hould take precedence over public r ights and government... Here are s ome issues that need to be establ ished and corrected in the books b efore any other rules or regulat ions, codes or zoning are disc ussed or changed: 1. Find out where the exact city o f Sebring's landlines are througho ut the whole city. Presently, the c ity has no clue where many of its l andlines end and private citizens' l andlines begin. There are many p eople within the city's limits who t hink because they had their prope rty surveyed, they know where t heir landlines are, this is not the f act. The survey errors within the c ity's limit go back some 80 years n ow. They have never been corr ected and fixed and the city does n ot have exact surveys of property t hat they are claiming to be theirs .. 2. When establishing communities, have the investor or contractor not only set up roadways but also easements that take in the 15-foot sight triangle and any possible future enlargement of such roadways so that when establishing communities the setback is already a part of the city's dedicated land and will not have to be taken out of private citizens'property. Then if private property is needed there is a clear surveyed landline that when taken away up to a private property owners land they will be compensated for their real property and material property without issue. And apply this rule equally throughout the city. ... 3. When there are existing easements that are taken away by expansion of roadways either by the city or the county in order to re-establish a new easement, real property and material property should be bought from the private property owners whose property are attached to the easement that was removed. Issues should not be created where there were none that would cause undue hardships to the private property owners or to the taxpayers'expense. ... 4. Easements should not take up more private property than what is absolutely necessary for the need of the people as a whole. That means if utilities need seven feet ... then there should be no more than seven feet easement set in a personal property's landline. If there is no roadway easement of 15 feet in the front or roadway side of a private property or back of the owner's land, then it should be expected in the most to have a 15foot easement. Why take away a person's rights to the use of their property? If the council was doing their job, they would see to it that they would be protecting our rights as a whole and not make decisions based off their own personal desires. Do we really want to give our government that much power over what is rightfully ours? ... Lastly, keep it all simple so that the average person can comprehend what they can and cannot do with what is theirs. ... The City of Sebring is not a privately owned gated community but an individually owned diverse incorporated city of contrasting age, ethnic, race and financial groups with tastes as individual as its people. Let us continue to express it as we have for as many years as we have existed as a city. ... Gingerlee Mitchellindo SebringTaking responsibilityEditor: In response to a letter Dec. 5, it might be easy to look at success and think that a person should be taxed more, but the truth is, I don't think anyone should be penalized for hard work and accomplishing success. Now, I'm sure there are those who may have crossed the legal boundaries to get where they are and yes, they should be brought to justice, but that is another matter that needs attention. However, no matter how successful one is, he or she should abide by the same laws and rules as anyone else. That is a part of the American way. It would not give an incentive to continue to progress if one knew when he reached a certain level he would not be treated the same. I feel one of the things we need most is for each of us to take responsibility for ourselves and as my dad used to say "save a little for a rainy day." In the last few years some seemed to have the idea that the paycheck would continue to increase and if they could make the payment, no matter how long it took to pay for the item or think about family illness or the loss of a job, as long as the government steps in and picks up the slack, there's nothing to be concerned about. The government is the people and we are going bankrupt if we don't start thinking about tomorrow as well as today. If we don't have it, we shouldn't borrow it unless it is for something absolutely necessary. Borrowing and printing money is only making things worse, not to mention all these bailouts. Life has many choices and they all have consequences, but the American way is to make our own choices. Freedom is one of God's greatest gifts and when the government starts making our decisions, we will no longer be a free people. To bring our country back to honoring God and obeying the laws of the land (our constitution) enforcing our laws, I believe it is imperative for each of us to realize to work and save for what we want and not go into debt unless it is an absolute necessity. The Bible teaches us to work fo r our needs and to help others. To trust Him and live according to H is Holy Word. As a friend of mine once said, "read it and heed it." He will take care of the rest. Try it; it works an d our country will be the better for it. Willie Clyde Clou d Sebrin g Wildstein helps encourage young readersEditor: Sebring High School would lik e to thank Alan Jay Wildstein for hi s contribution to our Read Like A Rock Star initiative. During this initiative, students who were caught'reading during their free time were given coupons to enter into a drawing. We feel that Mr. Wildstein's donation of an iPad to our list of prizes encouraged our students to spend extra time reading during th e past month. It is our hope that rewarding students for reading wi ll ultimately foster a love of reading which will in turn increase their l iteracy skills. We believe that reading will not only provide enjoyment but will also help our students be successful in further edu cation and in their life skills. Thank you Alan Jay from the faculty and staff of Sebring High School. Martha Lew is Reading Coach, Sebrin g Bouquet We did not grade on a curve

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Special to the News-SunBoosting self-esteem t hrough creating music is the g oal of a new program that w ill soon launch at the Boys a nd Girls Club of Highlands C ounty. A$4,000 donation f rom CenturyLink a leading b roadband, entertainment a nd voice provider will h elp launch a program called M usicMakers. Through the MusicMakers p rogram, club members ages 6 -18 will have a chance to p articipate in activities that w ill help them: Gain basic proficiency in p roducing and writing music Experience playing music i n collaborative sessions Gain an outlet for e xpressing themselves Using instruments and t echnology purchased with t he CenturyLink donation, c lub professionals and partt ime professional music i nstructors will lead club m embers in guitar lessons, j am sessions and song works hops. Acomputer server, v ideo monitor, video camera, m icrophones, headphones a nd audio monitors are part o f the MusicMakers technolo gy package. "Supporting youth prog rams like this one is one of the most important and rewarding ways we can give back to Highlands County," said Brian Hamman, CenturyLink manager of market development. The expected outcomes for children in the program are: Increased self confidence from realizing their creative potential Collaboration skills from playing together Confidence in front of an audience Taking an active role in their community's music life Critical thinking and listening skills The Boys and Girls Club expects to have the MusicMakers program operating by February 2011. CenturyLink is a leading provider of high-quality broadband, entertainment and voice services over its advanced communications networks to consumers and businesses in 33 states. CenturyLink, headquartered in Monroe, La., is an S&P500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information on CenturyLink, visit www.centurylink.com Joseph AbbottJoseph B. Abbott, 89, of Sebring died Dec. 16, 2010. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, he had been a resident of Sebring since 1986. He was a construction superintendent and a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving during World War II. He was a member of Grace Brethren Church. He is survived by his wife, Anna; son, Larry; brothers, Charles and Bill; and two grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Betty LampkinBetty Ann "Queen Elizabeth Catherine Taylor" Lampkin, 50, of Avon Park died Dec. 19, 2010. Born in Orlando, she moved to Avon Park in 1966. She was a homemaker and a member of Beulah Baptist Church. She is survived by her companion of more than 20 years, Harry Moore; sons, Trent Lampkin Sr. and Anthony Lampkin; and mother, Rosa Lee Lampkin. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Beulah Baptist Church with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. C.L. Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Gardens Cemetery. StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonnelsonfh.com.Harold VondellHarold Nelson Vondell, 86, of Sebring died Dec. 15, 2010. Born in East Hampton, Mass., he moved to Sebring in 2007. He was a machinist for a fastener company, of the Baptist faith, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Lana C., and his son, Eric. Cremation arrangements entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Charlotte YeatsCharlotte Yeats, 79, of Avon Park died Dec. 16, 2010. Born in Cairo, Ill., she moved to Avon Park as a teenager. She was a retir ed nurse. She is survived by her so n, Bruce Anderson; a brothe r, Donald Yeats; one gran ddaughter and a step-gran dson. At her request, there w ill be no funeral servic e. Memorial contributions m ay be sent to Good Shephe rd Hospice of Auburndale, 10 5 Arneson Ave., Auburndal e, FL33823. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 22, 2010Page 5A John Elbert McClellan, 54, was born January 18, 1956 in Cleveland, Tennessee. He passed away December 11, 2010 at his home in Avon Park. He moved here in 1971. He attended Forest Lake Academy in Orlando, Florida. He was a cement contractor and worked in this area for many years. He leaves to mourn two sons, Jonathan Jason McClellan (Angie), and Jeremy Justin McClellan, Tanya McClellan and three grandaughters, his father, John F. McClellan (Sheryl), mother, Doris C. Lee (Roland) of Avon Park, brother, James McClellan (Jane) of Mesa, Arizona, sister, Judy Ewing (Loren) and niece and nephew Jessica and Nicholas of Liberty Hill, S.C., sister, Joy Bradley (Bruce) and nephews, Alex and Avery of Loma Linda Calif, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. A memorial service will be held at the Avon Park Seventh Day Adventist Church at 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 29.JOHN E. MCCLELLAN Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill have bar bingo at 1 p.m. T hursday. Schedules subject t o change; call for details. F or more information and m enu selection, call 4529 853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will have music w ith Big Freddie at 5:30 p .m. today. For more inform ation and menu selection, c all 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will host karaoke with W ild Bill from 5:30-8:30 p .m. today. Music by Franke f rom 6-10 p.m. Thursday. F or more information and m enu selection, call 4650 131.Telecom Pioneers meet todayLAKE PLACID The T elecom Pioneers (retired t elephone people) Life M ember Club will meet at 1 1:45 a.m. today for lunch a nd a meeting at the Elk's L odge. Reservations are nece ssary. Call Pat Jones at 4 65-9772 or Dee Gray at 3 85-2367. The lunch is $8.75 each. The group meets S eptember through April on t he fourth Wednesday, exept h olidays, of the month. All t elephone retired people and s pouses in Avon Park, S ebring and Lake Placid are i nvited to join. This is a volu ntary organization that h elps different organizations i n the community. Good Dog' class offered at YMCASEBRING Highlands C ounty YMCA, 100 YMCA L ane, will offer a winter dog o bedience and behavioral m odification course titled "Good Dog." The course is being offered to all citizens of Highlands County. One does not have to be a member of the YMCAto partake. This is a six-week course, which will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. The class meets each Saturday for approximately one hour. The classes are held under cover at the basketball courts. "Good Dog" is geared towards dogs of all ages and levels. The course will focus on good manners, obedience and behavioral modifications. Upon completion of this course you will have learned how to communicate better with your dog and have fun doing it. Many techniques are utilized including positive reinforcement to help motivate both you and your dog. Some of the exercises you will be instructed in include: sit down, stand, stay, come, heel/walking on a loose lead and more. Topics to be addressed are geared towards each individual student; i.e., calm greetings, jumping, barking, biting and other problem-solving techniques. The AKC Canine Good Citizen Test will be available for those wishing to obtain said certification at the end of the course. The instructor will be Monica Griffin, with 30-plus years of experience in dog training and behavior modifications. She has titled dogs in AKC, Search and Rescue, Cadaver Dogs, Narcotics, Tracking and Evidence Indication, Personal Protection, Therapy Dogs and Registered Service Dogs. Puppies and dogs must be current on their vaccinations. Cost is $50. Space is limited. To pre-register, call 6559080. Vincent Francis Celentano, Sr., 76, of Charlotte, NC died December 15, 2010 of natural causes following an extended illness. Vincent was born November 15, 1934 in New Haven, Connecticut to Frank Celentano and Mary AmendolaCelentano. He was a graduate of East Haven High School, in East Haven, CT in 1952. Shortly following his graduation, he enrolled in the Navy where he served for 6 years. Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, he began his career as a General Contractor in Connecticut. In 1965, he married Theresa Cochrane of Brooklyn, NY. They had one son, Vincent F. Celentano, Jr. in 1969. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Sebring, FL where Vincent continued his career as a General Contractor building custom homes. Vincent spent the majority of his adult life living in Sebring for approximately the next 32 years. He moved to Charlotte in the spring of 2006 to be closer to his son, Vincent Jr. and his family. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was a history buff and loved to read books and watch movies on both World Wars. Vincent also loved to travel and enjoyed eating Italian cuisine. He is survived by his two brothers, Frank Celentano Jr. and spouse Sally Celentano, of Sebring, FL, and Robert Celentano Sr. of East Haven, CT; son Vincent Celentano Jr. and spouse Jennifer Huggins Celentano of Waxhaw, NC; grandchildren Sydney Marie Celentano and Carson Vincent Celentano, both of Waxhaw, NC. ; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Amendola Celentano, and father, Frank Celentano, Sr. Funeral services were held in Charlotte, NC on Friday, December 17th at J.B. Tallent Funeral Home and Vincent was laid to rest the following morning at the Forest Lawn East Cemetery in Matthews, NC. Vincent will be missed by his friends and family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Vincents memory to the American Diabetes Association at: http://www.diabetes.org/. Ecards can be sent to Vincent F. Celentano, Jr. at vince83007@yahoo.com. J.B. TALLENT FUNERAL SERVICES Charlotte, NC 28205 704-567-1500VINCENT FRANCIS CELENTANO, SR. Louise Brigham Hardy, 86, of Sebring, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2010. Ms. Hardy was born in Winter Haven, Florida on December 1, 1924. Ms. Hardy was a graduate of Winter Haven High School and she attended Tulane University. She was employed as a LPN for Winter Haven Hospital and The Bond Clinic working for Dr. Donald Jones, moving to Sebring, Florida to work for Dr. Donald Jones in 1969. After her retirement she volunteered for the Friends of the Library in Sebring FL for many years. She enjoyed attending the Concerts Series at SFCC and time with friends and her sister and family. She was preceded in death by her parents Mr. & Mrs. Francis Brigham, a brother and sister, Mary Brigham Bryant. Survivors include her three sons; George E. (Kathy), Frank (Susan), and Peter Hardy; daughter, Deborah Hardy; grandchildren: Tracy L. Hardy, Geoff (Dr. Heather) Hardy, Kim (David) Geiger, Michelle (Steve) Sherman, Melanie (Len) Gary, Michael Hardy, Joseph (Amanda Savoy)Simonetta, Jillian (David Schmidt) Simonetta; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local Hospice Organization. On line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to: BANKS/PAGE-THEUS FUNERAL HOME Wildwood, Florida 34785 352-748-1000LOUISE BRIGHAM HARDY COMMUNITYBRIEFS VIVIAN PeggyŽ FORDHAM, passed away December 19, 2010, in West Plains, Mo. Mrs. Fordham was a lifelong resident of Sebring, Florida, moving to Missouri several years ago to be near her daughter. She was born February 27, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband Metts Fordham, and together they owned and operated the Triangle Restaurant, until selling it in 1970. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Fordham Meiler, Myrtle, Mo, granddaughter, Stephanie M. Bradley of Smithfield, Ky., sister Demmie Todd, Sebring, Fl, niece Darlene Livingston, Sebring, Fl, great nieces, Stacy Caldwell, Sebring and Tracy Collins, Nashville, Tn. A memorial service is being planned at a later date. VIVIAN PEGGYŽ FORDHAM OBITUARIES Courtesy photo Wally Randall (right), executive director of the Boys and Girls Club in Highlands County, talks with CenturyLink representatives about the MusicMakers program he plans to implement within the club. CenturyLink donated $5,000 to help start the new program. New music program aims to boost kids' confidence Associated PressHAINES CITY The mother of U niversity of Miami sophomore running back M ike James was killed Monday in a central F lorida car crash, authorities said. James'sister, Jasmine James Ansley, 25, w as driving a Ford Explorer when a Toyota C orolla hit her at an intersection. Elgusta J ames, 47, who was not wearing a seat belt, w as ejected from the front passenger seat and p ronounced dead at the scene in Haines City, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said. Ansley's 5-year-old son Jayden, who also was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the back seat, the sheriff's office said. Ahelicopter flew him to an Orlando hospital in serious but stable condition. Ansley was in a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The Hurricanes canceled a walkthrough practice and some team meetings Monday afternoon. Hurricanes RB James' mother killed in car crash By KRISTEN WYATTand TAMARALUSH Associated PressPUEBLO, Colo. A Colorado man who wrote a how-to guide for pedophiles was arrested Monday and sent to Florida to face obscenity charges, after deputies there ordered a copy of the book that has generated online outrage. Officers arrested Phillip R. Greaves at his home in Pueblo on a warrant that charges him with violating Florida's obscenity law. During a brief court appearance, Greaves waived his right to fight extradition and was transferred to Polk County, Fla. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Department declined to release any details of Greaves'transfer. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said he claimed jurisdiction because Greaves sold and mailed his book directly to undercover deputies, who had written the author a letter requesting a copy. Judd said Greaves even signed the book. "I was outraged by the content," Judd told The Associated Press. "It was clearly a manifesto on how to sexually batter children ... You just can't believe how absolutely disgusting it was." The self-published book "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct" caused a flap when it showed up on Amazon in November. The book was later removed from the site. Greaves, who has no criminal record, writes in the book that pedophiles are misunderstood, as the word literally means to love a child. He adds it is only a crime to act on sexu al impulses toward childre n, and offers advice that pu rportedly allows pedophil es to abide by the law. Judd said he was incens ed when he heard about t he book and that no one h ad arrested Greaves for sellin g it. The book, Judd sai d, included first-perso n descriptions of sexu al encounters, purported ly written from a child's poi nt of view. "What's wrong with a society that has gotten to t he point that we can't arre st child pornographers an d child molesters who write a book about how to rape a child?" said Judd, wh o keeps a Bible on his de sk and is known througho ut Florida as a crusader again st child predators. Author of pedophilia guide to face charges in Florida

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Florida's total nonagricult ural employment in N ovember 2010 is 7,204,700, r epresenting an increase of 3 00 jobs (less than plus-0.1 p ercent) over the month. Florida's annual job g rowth rate is up 0.5 percent, r epresenting an increase of 3 6,200 jobs from November 2 009. Nationally, the number of j obs is up 0.6 percent over t he year. "The November unemp loyment rate reflects the c hallenges our state is facing a s we slowly emerge from the n ational recession. Knowing t hat this is an uncertain time for many Florida families, our agency has been closely monitoring the discussion in Congress on an additional extension of federally funded unemployment benefits. With passage of the legislation last night, we are prepared to immediately begin processing payments as soon as the president signs the bill," said AWI Director Cynthia R. Lorenzo on Friday. Overall, the healthcare sector continues to show the most growth, with RNs most in demand, and statewide most of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with relatively high proportions of government employment. Hendry County with 17.9 percent was the highest unemployment rate in Florida in November followed by Flagler County at 16.6 percent, Hernando and St. Lucie counties posted 15.2 percents each. Other counties with the highest unemployment rates were experiencing continued weakness in construction. There are 55 Florida counties with double-digit unemployment rates in November, up from 48 the previous month. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 22,, 2010Page 7A SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. 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Oscar Antonio Cisneros, 18, of Wauchula, was charged with possession of liquor by person under 21 years of age, first offense. Maurice Tyree Edwards, 39, of Sebring, was charged with attempted burglary of an unoccupied structure or conveyance. Christian Thomas Fencl, 21, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cannabis, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kevin Bryant Fogle, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with petit theft. Roy Allen Hill, 28, of Lake Placid, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Joshua Clifford Hindman, 31, of Sebring, was charged with withholding support, nonsupport of children or spouse. Jesus Ponce Juarez, 34, of Sebring, detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Linda Winell Koranda, 39, of Avon Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and DUI and damaged property. Mackenzie Alexis Lee, 21, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Leon Jevon Miller, 30, of Lake Placid, was charged with sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of church; and possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of church with intent to sell. Timothy Wayne Morris, 38, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church with intent to sell; sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Alvin V. Randolph, 34, of Sebring, was charged with resisting or obstructing officer without violence; and petit theft, prior conviction. Ronald Williams, 38, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense. Continued from page 2A "They will also have the capabilit y to add Flash," Rodriguez said, m eaning the Web site option of a dding video and multimedia for e nd users. Rodriguez was not clear on the s pecific details of the programming t hat was taking place, such as the o ther features that are available with Joomla like e-mail list services or the potential advertising that is touted on the Joomla Web site www.joomla.org, stating that he was not the one specifically doing the design. "We subcontract that out to a friend of the family," he said, but was not forthcoming on further details. Tietjen, however, was excited about the changes that ultimately give the community more access to the city's workings. "This is the first time that we have updated the Web site since we started it," Tietjen said. "I am glad that we have a local company working on it." The new site will have the same address for those who wish to follow the updates. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A munity greening. "One of Keep America Beautiful's most effective tools is the work of our grassroots network of affiliate organizations, which has an impact on millions of Americans each year," said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Matthew M. McKenna. "Our affiliates are providing real solutions to problems like litter, graffiti, illegal dumping and other community blights. By engaging people of all ages in community improvement efforts, Keep Highlands County Beautiful is represented among the best in promoting the values Keep America Beautiful espouses nationally." The Keep Highlands County Beautiful Board of Directors consists of local business, county and city government officials who vo lunteer their time and energy to pr omote the ideals of the Ke ep America Beautiful System. T he board meets every other month a nd has been responsible for beautific ation projects county-wide. T he most recent project was the co nstruction of "Welcome to Highlands County" signs along t he north and south U.S. 27 corrid or entrances into the county. Keep America Beautiful, In c., established in 1953, is the nation 's largest volunteer-based communi ty action and education organizatio n. With a network of more than 1,2 00 affiliate and participating organiz ations, Keep America Beautif ul forms public-private partnershi ps and programs that engage individ uals to take greater responsibility f or improving their community env ironments. For additional inform ation, visit www.kab.org. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER County unemployment continues to rise Keep Highlands County Beautiful earns honor City of Avon Park revamping Web site Associated PressMIAMI Florida has gained two c ongressional seats, according to U .S. Census data released Tuesday, g iving the Sunshine State even more i nfluence in presidential elections a nd in Congress. Florida is currently the fourth m ost-populous state with 25 cong ressional districts, following C alifornia, Texas and New York. That number will jump to 27, the same as New York, which is losing two seats. With 18.8 million residents, up nearly 3 million from 2000, Florida's population is still slightly shy of New York's 19.4 million. Under the Electoral College system, states get a vote for every congressional district, plus their two Senate seats, which means Florida will go from 27 votes to 29. Still, because California and New York are considered safe Democratic states and Texas a safe Republican state, Florida is the largest swing state. "First of all, it's going to make Florida even more influential in presidential elections," said Florida International University political science professor Dario Moreno. Florida picks up two House seats in new Census

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NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The East 41.10 Feet of Lot 4, in Block 20, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 3330 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33872 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the hour of 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 5th IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 08-00314 DIVISION: ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. ANDRES LEON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 1, 2010, and entered in Case No. 08-00314 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which OneWest Bank, FSB, is the Plaintiff and Andres Leon, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth ins said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 15, IN BLOCK 144, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION ELEVEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 314 ENOS AVE., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k December 15, 22, 2010 Internal Revenue Service Public AuctionUnder the authority in Internal Revenue Code section 6331, the property described below has been seized for nonpayment of internal revenue taxes due from Jesse & Sonia Baldwin. The property will be sold at public auction as provided by Internal Revenue Code section6335 and related regulations.Date of Sale: January 4th, 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 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 08001323GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 29th day of November, 2010, and entered in Case No. 08001323GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A EXHIBIT ``A'' A portion of Tract ``A'', SOMERVALE DOWNS, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 35, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Tract ``A''; thence South 00 degrees 28' 40'' East, along the East line of said Tract ``A'', a distance of 1,659.90 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 00 degrees 28'40'' East along the East line of said Tract ``A'', a distance of 441.98 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, a distance of 985.83 feet; thence North 00 degrees 24'41'' West, a distance of 441.98 feet; thence North 89 degrees 48' 25'' East, a distance of 985.32 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 435,600 square feet or 10.00 acres, more or less. Subject to and together with a 50 foot nonexclusive ingress and egress easement described as follows: A portion of Tract ``A'', SOMERVALE DOWNS, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 35, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Tract ``A''; thence North 89 degrees 48' 25'' East along the North right of way line of West Josephine Road and the South line of Section 35, Township 35 South, Range 28 East, a distance of 961.34 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence North 00 degrees 24' 41'' West, a distance of 1,743.38 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, a distance of 542.16 feet; thence North 00 degrees 22' 41'' West, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 48' 25'' East, a distance of 1,134.26 feet; thence South 00 degrees 26' 40'' East, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, a distance of 542.16 feet; thence South 00 degrees 24' 41'' East, a distance of 1,743.38 feet to a point lying on the North right of way line of said West Josephine Road and the South line of said Section 35, Township 35 South, Range 28 East; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, along said South line, a distance of 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 143,879 square feet or 3.30 acres, more or less. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 or Telephone (941)471-5313 not later than five business days prior to such proceeding. Dated this 3rd day of December, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 15. 22, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-10-1412 DEBORAH FARACE GARCIA, Petitioner, and, JOSE M. GARCIA CUEVAS, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jose M. Garcia Cuevas YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Deborah Farace Garcia, petitioner, 13895 Hwy 27 North, Lake Wales, Florida 33895, on or before January 19, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED: December 14, 2010. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Kathy Whitlock As Deputy Clerk December 15, 22, 29; January 5, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-480 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT W. MacEWEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (summary administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Robert W. MacEwen, deceased, File Number PC 10-480, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was July 29th, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $66,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name and Address Elizabeth M. Brannigan 6 Fogg Road Buxton, ME 04093 David W. MacEwen 194 Warren Road Townsend, MA 01469 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is DECEMBER 15, 2010. Person Giving Notice: Elizabeth M. Brannigan 6 Fogg Road Buxton, ME 04093 David W. MacEwen 194 Warren Road Townsend, MA 01469 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Person Giving Notice 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com December 15, 22, 2010 As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-001493 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2005-3 Plaintiff, vs. DAHLIA M. HAYLES; ROY A. REID; RAFAEL BUILDERS, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale ated December 1, 2010, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-001493 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 2005-3, is Plaintiff and DAHLIA M. HAYLES; ROY A. REID; RAFAEL BUILDERS, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; 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 24th day of January, 2011, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 17, BLOCK 33, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, 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 2nd day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000062 NATIONAL CITY BANK SBM TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO Plaintiff, vs. DIMITRIOS LINARDATOS; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED 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 Defendants. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated December 9, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000062 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONAL CITY BANK SBM TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO, Plaintiff and DIMITRIOS LINARDATOS 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., January 5, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 251, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 9th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Machalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 December 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000618 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. EUGENIA RITERS A/K/A EUGINIA RITERS; AND BROINISLAVA OTZELNAIS A/K/A BRONIASLAVA OTZELNAIS. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated December 15, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000618 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff and EUGENIA RITERS A/K/A EUGINIA RITERS; AND BROINISLAVA OTZELNAIS A/K/A BRONIASLAVA OTZELNAIS 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., January 12, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, OF EDGEWATER POINT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 17th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 December 22, 29, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1080 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.AMY BROWN, a/k/a Amy A. Brown, FRANKLYN BROWN, CAPITAL ONE BANK and CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: AMY BROWN 1072 Upper Paradise Hamilton, Ontario L9V2B6 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 22, MORNING SUN MANOR, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 46, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1215 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.TINA CHAMBERLAND, a/k/a TINA CHAMBERLAND and PETER CLAUS JUISTEN, her husband, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Tina M.Chamberland a/k/a Tina Chamberland and Peter Claus Juisten Resident & Address Unknown Last Known Address 15 N. Prospect Ave. Avon Park, FL 33825 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 10, in Block 66, TOWN OF AVON PARK, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of DeSoto County, of which Highlands County was formerly a part, lying in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. 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COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 1/26/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 12/13/10. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ D. CARPENTER DEPUTY CLERK December 22, 2010 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001281 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE LXS 2006-18N TRUST FUND Plaintiff, vs. ALRICK G. MCBEAN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALRICK G. MCBEAN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR ONEWEST BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B.; SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 15, 2010, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001281, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE LXS 2006-18N TRUST FUND is Plaintiff and ALRICK G. MCBEAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALRICK G. MCBEAN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONS SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR ONEWEST BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B.; SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE 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, AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 12th day of January 2011, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 23, OF SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 55, 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 17th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 22, 29, 2010 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1996 FORD 1FMDU34X3TUA77002 ON JANUARY 4, 2011, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 December 22, 2010 from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 3rd day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 15, 22, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-001011-GC-S WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF ELIZABETH GLENN, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST ELIZABETH GLENN, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED; PERNELL GOODMAN; LINDSEY LAVONNE GLENN; BOBBIE JEAN JONES; ISABELL GLENN WILLIAMS; DERICK LARON MCRAE; DARIUS GLENN, A MINOR; ELSIE GLENN, A MINOR; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the herein named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses,or other claimants; TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2, the parties intended to account for the person or persons in possession; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; CLERK OF COURTS, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 2, 2010, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: LOT 1 AND 9, BLOCK 2, LUCAS LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1529 LUCAS DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 11:00 o'clock a.m., on December 30. 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, the style of which is: SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, as Successor By Merger To Big Lake National Bank, Plaintiff, vs. EDUARDO J. PEREZ, MARITZA VIDAL PEREZ a/k/a MARITZA V. PEREZ, husband and wife, FINANCIAL SERVICES SUPPORT GROUP, IN., and TRANSATLANTIC BANK, a Florida Banking Corporation, Defendants. and the docket number of which is: GCS-10-634, Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 4th day of January, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Highlands County Courthouse located at 590 South Commerce Avenue, in the City of Sebring, Florida, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOTS 19, 20 AND 21, BLOCK 4, LAKE GROVE'S CO'S ADDITION TO LAKE STEARNS, FLA., ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 9th day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK December 15, 22, 2010 the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCIA TERESA LOCKLAR, and described as follows: Lot 19, in Block 2, of SMOAK BROTHERS ADDITION, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 25, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 176 McCoy Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Real Property Tax identification number is: C-06-37-30-110-0020-0190. DATED on December 3, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 15, 22, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC-10-350 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCIA TERESA LOCKLAR, SECURITY PACIFIC FINANCE CREDIT CORP., BANK ONE DAYTON, N.A.; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND A GAINST THE HEREIN NAMED 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, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCIA TERESA LOCKLAR, dated the 1st day of December, 2010, in Case No. 10-350-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCIA TERESA LOCKLAR are the Defendants, I will sell to IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-785-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GLORIA BATALLA; SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION, INC.; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENA NT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, GLORIA BATALLA, dated the 1st day of December, 2010, in Case No. 10-785-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and GLORIA BATALLA is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendant, GLORIA BATALLA, and described as follows: Lot 3, Block 4, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 346 Tern Avenue, Sebring, FL 33872 Real Property Tax identification number is: C-35-34-28-010-0040-0030. DATED on December 3, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, Y OU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 15, 22, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2010-CA-000233-A BRAMIC, LLC DEFINDED BENEFIT PENSION PLAN, Plaintiff(s), vs LISA LONG A/K/A LISA ANN LONG, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to that Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale Date, dated December 16, 2010, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Sebring Courthouse basement in the Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 in accordance with F.S. 45.031., at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of January, 2011, the following described real and personal property: Lots 24, 25 and the Southeasterly 10 feet of Lot 26, Block 190, WOODLAWN TERRACE, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 96, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID S-20-34-29-150-1900-0240 Street Address: 1055 Bellevue Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 Dated this December 16, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk December 22, 29, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10343GCS BAC FLORIDA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. US GENERAL HOMES, CORPORATION, COLIN TONGS a/k/a COLIN E. TONGS, and UNKNOWN TENANT I, UNKNOWN TENANT II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The West 38.90 Feet of Lot 4, in Block 20, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 3334 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33872 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the hour of 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 13th day of January, 2011, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 590 South Commerce Ave., in the Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. A NY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 14th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp December 22, 29, 2010 day of January, 2011, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 590 South Commerce A ve., in the Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. A NY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 10th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak December 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAfamiliar pattern is starting to emerge as Lake Placid claimed its'third victory in a row Monday night. Like a hunter stalking its' prey, the Dragons seem to take it slow, sizing up their victims early, taking things slow for a while and then pouncing for a late kill. Monday's 50-41 non-district win at LaBelle played out that way, just as district wins last week over McKeel and Frostproof had. On the strength of two Kirk Veley three's and a Devonta Chisolm triple in the first Period, Lake Placid was up 17-12. They held the lead throughout the second, but didn't extend it much and a late run by the Cowboys closed it to 28-26 at the half. The third period saw the Dragons get seven points from Andre Wilson, on a three and two hoops inside, and push the lead to 42-37 heading into the final eight minutes when they soon stepped it up. "We picked up our defensive intensity in the fourth and held them to four points," head coach David Veley said. "Devontray (Fleming) was able to get a couple easy runouts and hit a couple free throws to help us pull away." Fleming and Kirk Veley would each tally 14 points to lead the team with Andre Wilson adding 13 to put three in double figures. "We got balanced scoring from the three seniors and Nevada (Weaver), Kirk, Andre and Tray all did a nice job on the defensive boards," coach Veley said. "We still had some times when we would get a nice lead and By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Red D evils started late but fini shed strong with their d efense in their 89-69 win o ver Lakewood Ranch M onday night. "We came out a little slugg ish at the beginning, and it s howed," said Alvin Conner, A von Park's assistant coach. "We came out a little better i n the second quarter. When w e play defense, we are hard t o deal with. When we started p laying defense in the second q uarter, we did well," Conner said. The Mustangs, a District 10-4A school from Bradenton, c ame out hitting hard and led t he Red Devils 15-14 by the e nd of the first period. Avon Park's Marcus D ewberry led the Devil o nslaught hitting 30 points f or a team and a game high. By the end of the half, the D evils were out front 43-32, l ed by Dewberry's quick h ands and feet. "Marcus Dewberry was on f ire. When we defend, we p lay our style of basketball. T hat forces the other team off o f their game. This was one o f the better games for us, we p layed strong defense," SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, December 22, 2010NASCAR This WeekPage 4 B MyFWC.com The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed at least six panther depredations since the beginning of December in the Golden Gate Estates area of Collier County. In the past week alone, panthers have killed several goats and a pig. Other depredation reports have come from the Immokalee area. Some of the most recent depredations occurred on properties less than threequarters of a mile from each other, off Golden Gate Boulevard, according to the FWC. Over the past weekend, four goats were killed east of Everglades Boulevard. At the time of all the depredations, the domestic animals were not secured in predator-proof enclosures. When FWC biologists receive a depredation complaint, they visit the depredation site within 12 hours, as directed in the Interagency Florida Panther Response Plan. While at the site, biologists provide residents with information about living near panthers, make husbandry recommendations and advi se them of the state and feder al laws that protect the enda ngered Florida panther. "Vigilance is the key to protecting people's pets an d livestock," said Mark Lotz, a biologist on the FWC's pa nther team. "Livestock, su ch as chickens, goats and hog s, should be secured in enclos ed structures at night. Electr ic fencing also can be an effe ctive predator deterrent. Ca ts and small dogs should be kept indoors, particularly at night." If you live near panther s, there is an increased chan ce you may see one. If yo u encounter a Florida panthe r, the FWC recommends: Avoid crouching or ben ding down; Do not run or turn aw ay from the panther; Stand up tall and face t he animal; Make eye contact; Do whatever you can to appear larger; and Fight back if attacked. "Public safety is t he FWC's top priority," sa id Capt. Jayson Horadam, wi th FWC's Division of La w Enforcement. "We ask th at people living near panthe rs be informed, cautious an d aware of their surroundings ." FWC works to protect livestock from panthers Red Devils run past Mustangs Avon Park89Lkwood Ranch69 News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Marcus Dewberry fires this pass ahead but did his share of scoring as well, netting 30 in Avon Park's Monday win. Courtesy photo Sebring bowler Thomas Watson, along with assistant coach Cindy Darling and head coach Joe Stacy, were featured guests on Ed Lynch's "Sports Talk" show on Saturday, Dec. 18. Watson bowled a 268 game against Lake Wales this past season. "Sports Talk" airs live each Saturday immediately following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM. Scheduled guests for the Dec. 25 broadcast are Sebring wrestling coach Josh Miller and Avon Park wrestling coach Ed Brown. "Sports Talk" takes to the lanes See AP, page 3B Lake Placid50LaBelle41 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Kirk Veley notched his second straight double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in Monday's win at LaBelle. MCTpho to First baseman Carlos Pena showed his gratitude toward the Rays organization and its' fans in taking out an ad in Monday's St. Pete Times. Associated PressST. PETERSBURG Former Rays slugger Carlos Pena wants Tampa Bay fans to know how much he enjoyed his four seasons with the ALEast champions. Less than two weeks after agreeing to a $10 million, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, Pena said goodbye to Rays supporters in an ad in Monday's St. Petersburg Times. Pena noted the Rays were the worst team in baseball when he joined the club in 2007. Ayear later, they won t he first of two division titles an d made an improbable run to the World Series. The first baseman said t he turnaround showed hi m "more than ever that anythin g is possible if I believe it to be with all my might." He also thanked team of ficials for believing in him. Pena hit 144 homers an d drove in 407 runs in four se asons with Tampa Bay. He batted .196 with 2 8 homers and 84 RBIs th is year. Pena says goodbye to Rays fans Dragons win third straight See LP, page 3B Special to the News-SunEmmitt Smith, Warren Sapp, Deion Sanders NFL football greats who can all trace their experiences back to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Football Classic that takes place tonight at Firemen's Field. Sebring's Devin Clark and Avon Park's Alonzo Robertson will be joining to p seniors from the Panhandle to the Keys and all points in between in this, the 56th ye ar of the prestigious contest. With the FACABaseba ll Classic calling Sebring it s' annual home, area residen ts can now get a look at futu re gridiron stars in their ow n backyard. Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m. FACAFootball at Firemen's

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New Year Golf BenefitSEBRING ANew Year's golf tournament to benefit Eddie Bateman will tee off Saturday, Jan. 15 on the Deer Run course at Sun N Lake. The four-person scramble format will kick off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $55 per person/$220 per team. There are also sponsorships available. AGold sponsorship is $1,000 and gets four hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ASilver sponsorship is $500 and includes two hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ABronze sponsorship gets two hole signs and a banner and a single hole sponsorship, for $100, gets one hole sign. There are also single sponsor donations available for $25. For more information, contact Jady Prescott at 381-2117 or jady_52@hotmail.com .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 and basic tactics in a positive learning environment. All campers will receive individual and team instruction from Coach Kim Crawford and members of the 2010-11 Lady Panthers. Crawford is a three-time college AllAmerican and played professionally in Europe, on the Bud Light Professional Beach Tour for Team Nike and on the Pro California Grass Tour. She has been trained by many Olympic coaches and looks forward to sharing her vast volleyball knowledge with all camp 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 volleyball site. Click on "volleyball camp," print out Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms. Mail Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms as indicated 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 England1220.857446303 N.Y. Jets1040.714295259 Miami770.500239261 Buffalo4100.286273353 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis860.571381342 Jacksonville860.571319365 Tennessee680.429322282 Houston590.357333386 North WLTPctPFPA x-Pittsburgh1040.714307220 Baltimore1040.714324253 Cleveland590.357252271 Cincinnati3110.214281362 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City950.643322281 San Diego860.571388260 Oakland770.500353330 Denver3110.214292415NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia1040.714412339 N.Y. Giants950.643360288 Washington590.357268343 Dallas590.357354396 South WLTPctPFPA x-Atlanta1220.857369261 New Orleans1040.714354270 Tampa Bay860.571280290 Carolina2120.143183350 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago1040.714293242 Green Bay860.571333220 Minnesota590.357244314 Detroit4100.286308329 West WLTPctPFPA St. Louis680.429258295 Seattle680.429279363 San Francisco590.357250314 Arizona4100.286255370 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Thursday's Game San Diego 34, San Francisco 7 Sunday's Games Kansas City 27, St. Louis 13 Dallas 33, Washington 30 Tennessee 31, Houston 17 Carolina 19, Arizona 12 Philadelphia 38, N.Y. Giants 31 Detroit 23, Tampa Bay 20, OT Cincinnati 19, Cleveland 17 Buffalo 17, Miami 14 Indianapolis 34, Jacksonville 24 Baltimore 30, New Orleans 24 Atlanta 34, Seattle 18 Oakland 39, Denver 23 N.Y. Jets 22, Pittsburgh 17 New England 31, Green Bay 27 Monday's Game Chicago 40, Minnesota 14 Thursday's Game Carolina at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. Saturday's Game Dallas at Arizona, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26 Tennessee at Kansas City, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Chicago, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 1 p.m. Washington at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Denver, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Cincinnati, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 New Orleans at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston224.846 New York1612.5717 Philadelphia1116.4071112Toronto1018.35713 New Jersey820.28615 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami219.700 Atlanta1812.6003 Orlando1611.593312Charlotte918.3331012Washington719.26912 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago169.640 Indiana1314.4814 Milwaukee1016.385612Detroit919.321812Cleveland820.286912WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio243.889 Dallas225.8152 New Orleans1612.571812Houston1315.4641112Memphis1216.4291212Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah209.690 Oklahoma City199.67912Denver1610.615212Portland1514.5175 Minnesota623.20714 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers217.750 Phoenix1314.481712Golden State918.3331112L.A. Clippers821.2761312Sacramento520.2001412___ Sunday's Games Boston 99, Indiana 88 New Jersey 89, Atlanta 82 L.A. Lakers 120, Toronto 110 Houston 102, Sacramento 93 Detroit 111, New Orleans 108, OT Phoenix 113, Oklahoma City 110 Monday's Games Atlanta 91, Orlando 81 Utah 101, Cleveland 90 Indiana 94, New Orleans 93 Washington 108, Charlotte 75 Dallas 98, Miami 96 San Antonio 118, Phoenix 110 Portland 106, Milwaukee 80 Houston 121, Golden State 112 L.A. Clippers 113, Minnesota 90 Tuesday's Games Oklahoma City at Charlotte, late Dallas at Orlando, late Philadelphia at Chicago, late New Jersey at Memphis, late Golden State at Sacramento, late Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesday's Games Cleveland at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at New York, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New Jersey at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia22854911787 Pittsburgh221024611079 N.Y. Rangers201414110591 New Jersey9212205898 N.Y. Islanders61861865104 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal19122408772 Boston17114388968 Ottawa141743281106 Buffalo13164308495 Toronto121742875102 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Atlanta1911543115100 Tampa Bay1910442104109 Washington191244210499 Carolina15134349099 Florida15160308578WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit20844410588 Nashville1796408379 Chicago1814339111103 Columbus16133358290 St. Louis15125358291 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver19844210178 Colorado1910442121105 Minnesota15134347991 Calgary141733191100 Edmonton121452984108 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas20103439590 Anaheim181544096106 San Jose171153910094 Los Angeles18121379075 Phoenix15107378993 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sunday's Games Dallas 4, Detroit 3, OT Chicago 3, Los Angeles 2 Washington 3, Ottawa 2 Colorado 3, Montreal 2 Monday's Games Atlanta 6, Toronto 3 Florida 5, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 6, Phoenix 1 Anaheim 3, Boston 0 Tampa Bay 5, Carolina 1 Vancouver 3, St. Louis 1 Minnesota 4, Calgary 1 Tuesday's Games Anaheim at Buffalo, late St. Louis at Atlanta, late Calgary at Columbus, late New Jersey at Washington, late Montreal at Dallas, late Los Angeles at Colorado, late Edmonton at San Jose, late Wednesday's Games Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Florida at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Monday's Scores Alabama 67, Alabama A&M 62 Appalachian St. 65, W. Carolina 50 Baylor 82, Clemson 40 Charleston Southern 71, Mercer 68 ETSU 76, Campbell 61 Elon 61, Davidson 60 Florida 95, Alabama St. 38 Georgia Southern 67, Samford 66 James Madison 82, Virginia 80 Louisville 65, Nebraska 51 Mississippi St. 61, MVSU 49 N.C. State 86, Florida A&M 60 Richmond 69, William & Mary 59 Savannah St. 53, S. Carolina St. 32 Stetson 79, Youngstown St. 67 Tulane 78, Louisiana-Monroe 67 UCF 92, Jacksonville 59 UCLA 81, East Carolina 67 UNC-Greensboro 71, Furman 61 Wake Forest 60, Md.-Eastern Shore 51 Winthrop 54, Maine 51BASEBALLAmerican League CHICAGO WHITE SOXAgreed to terms with RHP Jesse Crain on a three-year contract. Named Joe McEwing manager of Charlotte (IL), Bobby Magallenes manager of Birmingham (SL), Julio Vinas manager of Winston-Salem (Carolina), Tommy Thompson manager of Kannapolis (SAL), Ryan Newman manager of Great Falls (Pioneer), Pete Rose Jr. manager of Bristol (Appalachian) and Devon White baserunning instructor. CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with OF Austin Kearns on a one-year contract. National League HOUSTON ASTROSAgreed to terms with UT Bill Hall on a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with INF Josh Fields on a minor league contract. SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with INF Orlando Hudson on a two-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSAgreed to terms with RHP Guillermo Mota on a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSAgreed to terms with OF Rick Ankiel and RHP Ryan Mattheus on one-year contracts and RHP Joe Bisenius, RH Tim Wood, 1B Michael Aubrey, INF Brian Bixler, OF Jeff Frazier and OF Jonathan Van Every on minor league contracts.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBAApproved the board of governors has approved the sale of the New Orleans Hornets to the league.FOOTBALLNational Football League MINNESOTA VIKINGSPlaced G Steve Hutchinson on injured reserve. Signed QB R.J. Archer from the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSWaived C Donovan Raiola. Signed TE Nathan Overbay from the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NHLSuspended N.Y. Islander F Matt Martin for two games and announced he will forfeit $6,792.12 in salary for delivering a blind-side check to the head of Phoenix F Vernon Fiddler in a game on Dec. 18. BOSTON BRUINSReassigned D Cody Wild from Reading (ECHL) to Providence (AHL). MINNESOTA WILDRecalled D Marco Scandella from Houston (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILSRecalled D Matt Corrente from Albany (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORSReassigned G Mike Brodeur to Binghamton (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGRecalled G Cedrick Desjardins from Norfolk (AHL).COLLEGEALBERTUS MAGNUSAnnounced the addition of men's and women's lacrosse as club programs for the 2012 season and full varsity teams for the 2013 season. BOSTON COLLEGESigned football coach Frank Spaziani to a two-year contract extension through the 2015 season. GEORGIA SOUTHERNNamed Lindsey Vanderspiegel women's soccer coach. INDIANANamed Doug Mallory and Mike Ekeler co-defensive coordinators. KENT STATENamed Darrell Hazell football coach. LA SALLEPromoted Michelle Serabian to assistant director of athletic communications. MARYLANDFired football coach Ralph Friedgen. MINNESOTANamed Bill Miller assistant head coach and linebackers coach, Jeff Phelps defensive line coach, Pat Poore wide receivers coach, Rob Reeves H-backs and tight ends coach and Jim Zebrowski quarterbacks coach. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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 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 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. TUESDAY,Jan.4: Boys Basketball at McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.McKeel, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Tenoroc,6:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Tenoroc,6:30 p.m. T T E E N N N N I I S S W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2N N H H L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Texas at Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Missouri at Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . Xavier at Gonzaga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Georgetown at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Diamond Head Classic Teams TBA . . 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 W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Maaco Bowl Boise State vs. Utah. . . . . E E S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Poinsettia Bowl Navy vs. San Diego St. E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change N N B B A A T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . San Antonio at Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Miami at Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N TT LIVESPORTSONTV NFL NHL Transactions NBA W. College Basketball Page 2BNews-Sun Wednesday, December 22, 2010www.newssun.co m NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 22, 2010Page 3B 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 With Warm Wishes From Our Family To YoursMay the spirit of Christmas reside in your heart and home this holiday season and beyond. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. C onner said. Avon Park, usually a seco nd half team, pulled away f rom Lakewood Ranch 74-46 b y the end of the third, and p ut pressure on the inside g ame using Alonzo R obertson against the boards. Robertson ended the night w ith 19 points, as did teamm ate Reggie Baker. Lakewood's Tim G reenmoyer was in double f igures with 18 points, able t o hit from the inside or outs ide at will. Bret Hanewich also netted d ouble digits with 15 points. "When we play defense, e verything else falls into order. Buckets come easy, and the points add up," Conner said. "In the past we have these little runs and kind of take ourselves out of the game with little mistakes. Defense won the game for us." "This was good win for us. We played consistently for a change. We made the other team make mistakes. We are headed in the right direction," Conner added. The team will have a few days to savor the win and celebrate the holiday before heading to Santa Fe Tuesday and Wednesday of next week for the Hitchcock Basketball Challenge. Continued from 1B AP heads into holiday with win News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Reggie Baker heads up court ahead of Lakewood Ranch's Tim Greenmoyer Monday night. then look like we got selfish and too some poor shots, made some bad decisions. But hopefully we can keep learning from it and getting better." Now 5-4 on the season, 3-4 in district play, Lake Placid h as the rest of the week off and w ill have the weekend to enjoy t he holiday before heading to Disney for the KSAHolid ay Tournament next week. Continued from 1B LP to Disney next week News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Nevada Weaver worked inside for six rebounds in Monday's win at LaBelle. HIGHLANDS WOMEN High Game Marie Frost . . . . .202 High Series Marie Frost . . . . .484 HOUSEWORK DODGERS High Game Kay Gray . . . . . .184 High Series Kay Gray . . . . . .513 HEARTLAND MIXED High Games Cindy Darling . . . .257 Steve Tomek, Jr. . . .256 High Series Joe Stacy . . . . . .720 Cindy Darling . . . .616 MIXED NUTS High Games Willie McGowan . . .244 Valerie Bradbeck . . .178 High Series Ted Watson . . . . .682 Kay Gray . . . . . .557 HIGHLANDS MEN High Games Mark Davis . . . . .257 Ron Meyer . . . . .257 High Series Mark Davis . . . . .725 SENIOR SAINTS High Games Jim McLaughlin . . .267 Jo Shook . . . . . .234 High Series Jim McLaughlin . . .628 Jo Shook . . . . . .580K K e e g g e e l l B B o o w w l l i i n n g g C C e e n n t t e e r r L L e e a a g g u u e e S S c c o o r r e e s s By ANTONIO GONZALEZ Associated PressORLANDO Central F lorida's banner year has hit a nother milestone. UCF cracked the APTop 2 5 for the first time in school h istory Monday, checking in a t No. 24. New coach Donnie Jones h as the Knights at 10-0 and o ff to their best start since m oving up to Division I in 1 984. This season they have b eaten No. 20 Florida, Miami a nd South Florida. UCF's football team also e arned its first ranking in the A Ppoll this season and won C onference USA. The national recognition is a big boost for a program s eeking an invitation to a B CS conference in all sports, e specially as the Big East e xplores expansion. UCF cracks AP poll for 1st time at No. 24 MCTphoto Marcus Jordan leads UCF to first AP ranking.

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Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, December 22, 2010www.newssun.com If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com Kyle Busch one of the 50 dirtiest athletes in history? Come on. Hes no Conrad Dobler. Tire testing in Daytona ended with rave reviews for the tracks new surface. Time will tell. What were they supposed to say? Daytona will never truly be another Talladega.Ž Even if it isnt bumpy anymore, its still much narrower than its so-calledŽ sister track. According to Mark Martin, tire wear wont be an issueŽ in the Daytona 500. Some have even suggested that it could be possible to go the whole distance on one set of tires, though that is extremely unlikely to happen with any competitive, well-funded team. Included in the tax compromise that recently passed Congress is a $40 million plum for capital improvements at motorsports facilities. Though we dont know yet how or if the Chase will be amended, we do know that pit-road changes already implemented in the Truck Series will be extended to Nationwide and Sprint Cup. The changes involve the elimination of a catch canŽ and one less crewman crossing the wallŽ during stops. It will take six, not seven, to service a car (or truck). Though last weeks Daytona testing was conducted by Goodyear, many teams seized the opportunity to try out ethanol, next seasons fuel blend. Scott Speed on the $6.5 million lawsuit he “led after being cut loose by Team Red Bull: They cant say, Well give you three more years and then, at the end of the season, say, Just kidding.Ž Jimmie Johnson won the Driver of the Year award, selected by a panel of journalists, for the fourth time in “ ve years. The runner-up this time was drag racer John Force. Whos hot: Carl Edwards isnt just riding a two-race win streak into 2011; hes portraying Gen. John B. Gordon in an HBO production, To Appomattox.Ž ... Its said that Travis Kvapil is heading back to the Camping World Truck Series, which may be a good thing since he is a former champion looking for a competitive ride. Whos not: Jimmie Johnson had to settle for second, to Drew Brees, this year in The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year voting. ... A website, Complex Media, listed Kyle Busch as one of the 50 dirtiest athletes in history. C. Edwards Were going to put it back in the hands of the drivers and, boys, have at it and have a good time. Thats all I can say.Ž „ Robin Pemberton NASCAR vice president of competition, January 2010, Concord, N.C. As a kid growing up, this is what you dream of, being able to win the Daytona 500.Ž „ Jamie McMurray after doing so, February 2010, Daytona Beach, Fla. Jimmie (Johnson) is a good friend of mine, but theres no way of getting around how lucky they are.Ž „ Kevin Harvick February 2010, Fontana, Calif. The 48 (Johnson) is testing my patience. Im hard to get mad, and Im (ticked) off.Ž „ Jeff Gordon April 2010, Talladega, Ala. They think right now the sport is selling itself because the racing has been phenomenal.Ž „ Gordon May 2010, Dover, Del. The fans, then, is what its all about. We wouldnt be here without the fans. There wouldnt be a Richard Petty. There wouldnt be a NASCAR.Ž „ Petty May 2010, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, N.C. I dont know what his deal is with me. Its probably not his fault. His wife wears the firesuit in the family and tells him (Harvick) what to do.Ž „ Joey Logano June 2010, Long Pond, Pa. Who said it was over? I told you it wasnt over.Ž „ Denny Hamlin October 2010, Martinsville, Va. No offense to him (Johnson), but somebody else needs to win. Everybody but them wants somebody else to win. I like Jimmie as good as anybody, but for the sake of the sport, one of the two of us (Harvick, Hamlin) needs to make something happen.Ž „ Harvick October 2010, Talladega, Ala. Youve watched them (Johnsons team) play mind games with people in the past, and Im completely immune to that.Ž „ Mike Ford Hamlins crew chief, November 2010, Fort Worth, Texas. People tell me they hate me, but they respect me, and thats always cool.Ž „ Johnson November, after winning his fifth consecutive championship. V E R S U SThis one is unlikely to go away. Busch felt as if Gordon had been knocking him around all year and responded by, in effect, knocking Gordon out of the Chase. Gordon complained that he would have preferred that Busch deliver the big payback early in the coming season. It could be that he will, since Busch doesnt apparently think the slate is clean. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: Neither driver made much noise in the Chase, perhaps in part because they were paying too much attention to each other.ŽKURT BUSCH VS. JEFF GORDON Kurt Busch Jeff Gordon By Monte DuttonNASCAR This Week Travis Pastrana has been successful in supercross, motocross, free-style motocross and rally cars. Now hes testing the NASCAR waters with seven 2011 Nationwide Series races in a partnership with Michael Waltrip. Could Pastrana bring with him a sizable contingent of young X Games enthusiasts? I really think that it depends on results,Ž he said. Theres a lot of expectation from a lot of people, and especially coming from the motocross industry and that kind of thing. A lot of the motocross industry is saying: Why would you go from Rally, which seems really exciting, to NASCAR, which, when you just look at it, youre just turning left. But, honestly, NASCAR is the top form of racing, maybe in the world, definitely in the United States. Its the highest level of competition, everyone is so close, and I think, as a competitor, there is no greater thrill than to put yourself against the best.Ž Toast of the state „ South Carolinas outgoing lieutenant governor, Andre Bauer, presented the states Palmetto Patriot Award to Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning, as well as the states NASCAR legends: David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Bud Moore and Cotton Owens. The award was also presented posthumously to former track president and NASCAR executive Jim Hunter. Since 2004, Chris Browning has presided over Darlington Raceway and has led the granddaddy of superspeedways through some of the most trying economic circumstances the track has faced,Ž said Bauer. He is a superb businessman and a great friend. NASCAR is one of South Carolinas longest standing corporate partners, and with an estimated annual economic impact of over $50 million, one of the most important.Ž Champions largesse „ In partnership with Lowes Toolbox for Education, Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and wife Chandra have donated over $650,000 to schools through the drivers foundation. The recipients include schools in California, Oklahoma and North Carolina. New life „ Memphis Motorsports Park was sold at auction on Dec. 14 for $2,233,000, by Dover Motorsports to a Florida investment group that plans to reopen the facility. The track has hosted NASCAR and NHRA events in the past and reportedly has national eventsŽ ready to announce. Pastrana latest to migrate to NASCAR racing By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekThe winner of the 2010 Daytona 500, Jamie McMurray, said the next one is going to be even better. McMurray, after testing last week on Daytona International Speedways fresh pavement, said, The track is really good. Its going to be a different race than what weve had in the past. The cars are going to stay bunched up a lot better. With the amount of grip the track has, the way the tires are not falling off at all, it will be twoor three-wide, really hard on the drivers and spotters for 500 miles.Ž Goodyear conducted the first tire tests at the 2.5-mile track since the paving project was completed. Last years race was delayed by makeshift patch-up projects that developed during the running of NASCARs most prestigious race. Everybody is happy with the project,Ž added Jeff Burton. Its going to be a Talladega-style race, for sure, versus what weve seen at Daytona.Ž Its an impressive surface,Ž said Kurt Busch. Theres been a lot of hard work done.Ž According to 2000 champion Bobby Labonte, changes dont necessarily mean that the racing is going to be easier for drivers. Passing is probably going to be more difficult in a lot of ways because you have to figure out the line. The spotter is probably going to be more important than ever, judging for you, helping, because you cant see through the car (in front),Ž he said. Labonte also said he thinks the changes „ pit road was also widened „ will help underdogs. As far as the paving goes, whether its going to bring parity up, well, of course its going to bring parity up,Ž said Labonte. Everybody has more grip. Theres less you can do to the race cars, and theres less that the bumps will affect a car thats got all the tools to work with at their shop. Its going to affect them (well-heeled teams) less than a guy who comes out here by the seat of the pants and says, Weve got to change this and this. The parity will be better just because of that.ŽPaved With Good IntentionsEarly verdict in about Daytonas paving improvementsJohn Clark/ NASCAR This WeekAfter potholes appeared in the season-opening race of 2010, Daytona track officials moved quickly to repave for the next season Stewarts Prelude to the Dream Is NearingThe seventh-annual Prelude to the Dream, an all-star dirt late-model race at Tony Stewarts Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, benefits childrens hospitals through the Tony Stewart Foundation. Applications are now being taken from childrens hospitals across the United States. Such facilities have until Jan. 21 to return a completed application, which can be downloaded at www.TonyStewartFoundation.org. NASCAR superstars Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards are just a few of the drivers, along with Stewart, who have participated in past Preludes. The 2010 event even featured action sports stars Travis Pastrana and Ricky Carmichael, along with IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan. For more information about the 2011 race, go to www.PreludeToTheDream.org. S t t  P l d t Feb. 18 ...............................Daytona Feb. 25 ...............................Phoenix March 12 .......................Darlington April 2 ...........................Martinsville April 22 .............................Nashville May 13 ...................................Dover May 20 ..............................Charlotte June 4 ..................................Kansas June 10 ...................................Texas July 7 .................................Kentucky July 16 ......................................Iowa July 22 ..............................Nashville July 29 ................ORP, Indianapolis Aug. 6 ..................................Pocono Aug. 20 .............................Michigan Aug. 24 ..................................Bristol Sept. 2 ..................................Atlanta Sept. 16 ..............................Chicago Sept. 24 ...............................Loudon Oct. 1 ................................Kentucky Oct. 15 ................................Las Vegas Oct. 22 ..............................Talladega Oct. 29 ..........................Martinsville Nov. 4 ......................................Texas Nov. 18 .........................Homestead2011 SPRINT CUP SCHEDULEFeb. 12 .....................Bud Shootout Feb. 17 .....................Gatorade Duel Feb. 20 ...............................Daytona Feb. 27 ...............................Phoenix March 6 ..........................Las Vegas March 20 ...............................Bristol March 27 ............................Fo ntana April 3 ..........................Martinsville April 9 .....................................Texas April 17 ............................Talladega April 30 ..................................Richmond May 7 ..............................Darlington May 15 ...................................Dover May 21 ........................All-Star Race May 29 ..............................Charlotte June 5 ..................................Kansas June 12 ................................Pocono June 19 .............................. Michigan June 26 ..............................Sonoma July 2 ...................................Daytona July 9 .................................Kentucky July 17 ..................................Loudon July 31 ......................... Indianapolis Aug. 7 ..................................Pocono Aug. 14 ......................Watkins Glen Aug. 21 .............................Michigan Aug. 27 ..................................Bristol Sept. 4 .................................Atlanta Sept. 10 ...........................Ri chmond Sept. 18 ..............................Chicago Sept. 25 ...............................Loudon Oct. 2 ......................................Dover Oct. 9 ...................................Kansas Oct. 15 ..............................Charlotte Oct. 23 .............................Talladega Oct. 30 ................................Martinsville Nov. 6 ......................................Texas Nov. 13 ...............................Phoenix Nov. 20 ............................Homestead2011 CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SCHEDULE DAYTONA REPAVEMENT Hamlin McMurrayThese are among the Quotes of the YearŽ as determined and circulated by NASCAR: This Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.Getting Your NASCAR News and Tire EatersDear NASCAR This Week, ƒ I dont get a lot of NASCAR news. Do you put out a magazine or a newspaper that I can order? Since they took off the second half of the season and put it on cable, I cant watch it and I am a real NASCAR fan. Is there any NASCAR news I can order? Stephen Pereira Jamestown, Calif. This page is syndicated in newspapers and is unavailable as a publication of its own. Many racing-related publications are in circulation, and we suggest that you look in bookracks at local businesses or the magazine sections of stores like Walmart. Dear NASCAR This Week, NASCAR has done a great job on driver safety and Sprint (Cup) car design, but something must be done about the weapons on the front corners of the cars, those tire eaters that shread and tear through rubber with ease. Lets not sacrifice safety for speed. Bob Ohning Evansville, Ind. Were not sure what you mean. Are you suggesting that stock cars not have fenders? Martin

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LAKE PLACID Dec. 1 1, Marge Perry coordinated t he Saturday morning Trash a nd Treasure Sale, which was o pen to the general public. E ach table was purchased by t he residents for $3 in order t o display the items that were o n sale. We had a total of 21 t ables for the public to view a nd rummage through. D espite the cold weather, the r esidents who did purchase a t able to display their items d id quite well. Dec. 12, we had our M ilitary Soup and Sandwich. T he committee served french o nion soup or chicken noodle s oup and a meatball sandw ich. The Military committ ee served 138 residents. On h and to entertain the group w as Lorraine Garner, who p layed military themes and C hristmas music on her a ccordion. Dec. 13, we had our coed c offee and get together. Our c offee makers were Carol O ldham and Ingrid Taft; P eggy Sue Teague was our e mcee. Before introducing P ark Manager George Susco, P eggy told one of her jokes to w arm up the group. George told the group that t he office will be closed the F riday before Christmas and N ew Years. He welcomed s everal of the returnees back. H e also reminded everyone t hat the speed limit througho ut the park is still 15 mph. S o if you have company over t he holidays, please remind t hem because we have children who visit and older kids on bikes, let's keep everyone safe. Peggy Sue asked the returnees to stand and tell us where they were from: Heurtha Thomson from Canada, Barbara and Phil from Vermont, John and Shirley Woodruff from Michigan, Carol and Skip Tonkin from New Hampshire, Jerry and Sandra Anders from Indiana. Everyone applauded, welcoming everyone back. Carol Noel told everyone that the committee mailed out 20 Christmas boxes to our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and other oversea bases. They also mailed 31 gift checks to our military troops. Carol also told everyone that Jean Jenson is still in Pennsylvania and has had surgery. She has Jean's address posted on the bulletin board. Barbara Knight fell and was hospitalized. Charlie Price's sister, Ruby, passed away. We just learned that one of our older residents who moved to Pennsylvania just passed away. She has Thinking of You sheets for all to sign to mail to the resident or the family. Jim Hogan told the residents that the next Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 8. The cost is $3 and is served from 8-10 a.m. Please bring your place settings. Brenda Knoche wanted the residents to know how wonderful the Trash and Treasure went Saturday. Through everyone's generosity we were able to donate to other charitable organizations in Lake Placid such as Manna, Nu-Hope and Redlands Christian Migrant Association. She also thanked Marge Perry for donating the monies that everyone paid to have a table at the Trash and Treasure Sale. She asked her committee and a few husbands to stand and be recognized for all their support. Joan Rau told the group that the Christmas dinner tickets are on sale and can be obtained from Carolyn Reece or herself. They are $6 each. This will be a baked ham dinner with real mashed potatoes and all the trimmings. It will begin at 4 p.m. If you do plan to bring anything, make it appetizers or fingerfood. The chorus will provide entertainment following the dinner. Rick Knoche will be taking pictures for the directory on Tuesday or Thursday. He said he would go to the home if the person was homebound. Mike Collier told the residents that he will be issuing membership cards for the homeowners association. The cost is still only $10. Everyone should join even if you only live here five or six months during the year. Charlie Price said to the men that the Mustangs will be having their lunch out at Beef O'Bradys in Lake Placid on Dec. 21. Peggy Sue told the ladies that their Lunch Out will be Dec. 21 at the Tea Room and Golf Resort in Sebring. Peggy Sue read off the birthdays and anniversaries from Dec. 12-19. Marilyn Cromer provided the music since Laura Bailie's son-inlaw just passed away. We sang Happy Birthday to Marjorie Bowser and Joan Albertin and Happy Anniversaries went out to Jim and Judy VanCamp and Cleadus and Shirley Rose. Dec. 14 we had 25 ladies attend the coffee. Eunice Brown was our emcee and assisted Doris True by making the coffee. We had eight of the ladies make the 36 cookies to exchange with one another. This was fun, selecting various sizes and shapes of cookies as well as the recipes. The very same day we had our salad bar luncheon. There were lots of warm dishes and plenty of hot coffee and tea. We had 35 attend.Woodhaven Estates bridge scoresSEBRING Here are this week's bridge scores for Woodhaven Estates: Party Bridge First place, Marilyn Bauer; and second place, Doris Sorgen. Duplicate Bridge: Tying for first/second places were Eric and Sandra Wickstrom; Louise Perkins and Bu rt Laskin. Third place, D ee Hayes and Jeanne Sisso n; and fourth place, Bill Tedfo rd and Pauline Biggerstaff. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 22, 2010Page 5B E.O. Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue € Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsŽEmail: kochcon@strato.netState Certified License #CGC1515338 SEAMLESS GUTTERS … Specials5 INCH GUTTERS$2.99PER LINEAR FOOT6 INCH GUTTERS$3.99PER LINEAR FOOTMany Colors Available CELEBRATIONS Damien BarnettGrayMelissa Barnett and Curtis Gray of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Damien Armand, at 9:45 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Damien weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Valerie Ames of Sebring. Paternal grandmother is Vivian Gray of Sebring. Rylee BlantonKara and Bradley Blanton of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Rylee Ray, at 8:39 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Rylee weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Pat and Carlos Pablo. Paternal grandparents are Eugene Blanton and Linda Brown. Cameron BrockAmanda Ford and Kevin Brock of Fort Meade announce the birth of a son, Cameron Lane, on Dec. 9, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Cameron weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ruby and Freddie Richardson of Fort Meade. Paternal grandparents are Bessy and Melvin Brock of Avon Park.Annaleise ButlerCourtney Hamilton and Christopher Butler of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Annaliese Rain, at 1:32 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Annaliese weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Lynn Madison and Robert Hamilton of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are David and Dana Butler of Sebring.Zamyah CooperTameka Baldwin of Avon Park and Jaquarius Cooper of Columbia announce the birth of a daughter, Zamyah, on Dec. 2, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Zamyah weighed 5.5 pounds and measured 18.5 inches in length.Bryan Contreras Tiffany Clanton and Santos Contreras of Wauchula announce the birth of a son, Bryan Jeronimo, at 2:58 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Bryan weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 17 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Gerald and Pam Clanton, Jama and Lester Vickery of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Anna Contreras of Zolfo Springs.Emily LopezJanira Cerapio and Ruben Lopez of Avon Park announce birth of a daughter, Emily Janei, at 11:56 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Emily weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Aurelia and Venancio Cerapio of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Linda Patterson and Salamon Lopez of Avon Park.Kylie LunaDanielle Fields and Leonardo Luna of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter, Kylie Mari, at 11:39 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Kylie weighed 7 pounds and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tammy Simon and Christopher Fields. Paternal grandparents are Norma Luna and Carlos Rolando Luna.Alexa RodriguezSamantha Olmos and Ray Rodriguez of Wauchula announce the birth of a daughter, Alexa Khloe, at 5:34 a.m. on Dec. 13, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Alexa weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ruben and Brenda Olmos o f Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are Reyes Rodriguez and Genevieve Valdiviez of Wauchula.Giuliana TagleRafaela and Frank Tagle o f Okeechobee announce the birth of a daughter, Giuliana Gabriella, at 10:10 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Giuliana weighed 10 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 22 inches in length. Maternal grandfather is Rafael Salazar of Belle Glade. Paternal grandmother is Jesusita Tagle of Okeechobee.Zachary WolfeAngie and George A. Wolfe IVof Frostproof announce the birth of a son, Zachary Isaac, on Dec. 14, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Zachary weighed 8 pound s, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Lori and John Gallegos. Paternal grandparents are Mary and Troy Thorlton and George A. Wolfe III. Births Mr. and Mrs. William LockeWilliam F. and Malta Locke celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 21, 2010 with their children and grandchildren. Bill and Malta moved to Sebring in 1969 and retired after 30 years of service in the educational systems of Highlands County. Malta retired from The School Board of Highlands County and Bill retired from South Florida Community College. Mr. and Mrs. William Locke 50th Anniversary EdmondAir Force Airman 1st C lass Iram Edmond g raduated from basic m ilitary training at L ackland Air Force Base, S an Antonio, Texas. The airman completed a n intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air F orce core values, physic al fitness, and basic w arfare principles and s kills. Airmen who complete b asic training earn four c redits toward an associa te in applied science d egree through the C ommunity College of t he Air Force. He is the son of JeanC laude and Eliana S. E dmond of Sebring.MontgomeryAir Force Airman E van N. Montgomery g raduated from basic m ilitary training at L ackland Air Force Base, S an Antonio. The airman completed a n intensive, eight-week p rogram that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, p hysical fitness, and b asic warfare principles a nd skills. Airmen who complete b asic training earn four c redits toward an associa te in applied science d egree through the C ommunity College of t he Air Force. He is the son of John a nd Monica Montgomery o f Lake Placid. He gradu ated in 2006 from Lake P lacid High School. Military News Edmond Montgomery Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Randall L. Severn of Avon Park recently earned an award for logging 100 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association Horseback Riding Program. The program recognizes and rewards AQHAmembers for time spent with their American Quarter Horses in activities such as trail rides, working cattle, pleasure driving and simply riding. Aunique aspect of the program is its simplicity. Current AQHAmembers complete a program application and pay a one-time $35 enrollment fee. Each enrollee receives an official AQHAlog sheet to record their hours driving or riding an American Quarter Horse. Participants need not own their own horse, but all official hours must be accrued with a registered American Quarter Horse. AQHAactively encourages horseback riding as a recreational activity that can be enjoyed alone or shared with family and friends. Visit www.aqha.com or call (806) 376-4811 for more information. Severn logs 100 hours in AQHA riding program CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births, engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year increments. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. 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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. T ODAY 50 Plus Singles C onnection is an activities c lub for all persons over 50. M embers gather for dinner at v arious local restaurants and h ave other activities. The g roup meets at Beef O'Bradys o n the last Wednesday of each m onth at 6 p.m. Call 452-1669. Adult Children of A lcoholics and D ysfunctional Families. New L ife Group meets W ednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at G race Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. C all 446-0461. For details on t he organization, go to w ww.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. Call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club b uilding, corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street, Avon P ark. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun 'N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the fourth Monday of t he month at the Sebring D aybreak Office from 7-8:30 p .m. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship G roup meets 7 p.m. Call 3819 005 or 381-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. t he second and fourth W ednesday at the club, 12921 U .S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554 007.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. Call the 24hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Members meet at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday for a business meeting and dinner. Make dinner reservations by calling 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Spaghetti dinner on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. Call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Heron's Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Call 471-3557. Sebring Kiwanis Club meets noon, Homer's Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 3814410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 6995444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 and Auxiliary travel to Royal Care Nursing Home in Avon Park the last Wednesday. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 3853444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 6553274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last year's dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m. at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Chapter 260 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. Call 4654345. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. Call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT) a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Master Gardeners of Highlands County meets 9 a.m. every fourth Thursday at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center, Sebring. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). Call Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 773-5714. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, call Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Ridge Area Writers meet at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcome. Call 465-5254. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays, 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has enrollment at 8 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98 East, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 3823735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-2:30 and plays bingo at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours ar e from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Better Breathers Club Support Group This American Lung Association affiliated group meets the last Friday of each month, at 12:0 0 pm in Conference Room 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun n Lake Blvd. Contact Mike Napper, RRTat (863)402-345 0 for more information. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m., EZ Intermediate classe s are at 10 a.m., and Intermediate classes are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflectio n on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Ca ll Julie at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-1 1 a.m. Friday. For more informa tion, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the area's Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Ca ll 471-0559. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours begin ning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.5 0 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Hi-12 Club meets at noon on the fourth Friday at the Lake Placid Elks except in June, July and August. All Masons and their ladies are welcome. Call 465 3038. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-1 1 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. Call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. Mor e information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club play s at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Sebring. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish basket s from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. Call 6554007. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, December 22, 2010www.newssun.com COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 22, 2010Page 9B STAINMASTERBRAVADO TEXTURE$330sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERIMPECCABLE PLUSH$379sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERWESTMINSTERBERBER$359sq ft installed w/pad POWER ALLEYPLUSH$259sq ft installed w/pad EVANSTONBERBER12x15 Ft$225sq ft installed w/padOUTDOOR CARPET69¢sq ft TARKETT LAMINATE$199sq ft Visit our 10,000 sq. ft. Showroom Today!NEW FLOORS For the HOLIDAYS!StainmasterCARPETSALE ARE A RUGS TOO! Special to the News-SunSEBRING The GFWC W oman's Cub of Sebring's s ewing group has completed i ts annual Dress-A-Doll/Bear p roject. Betty Podmore is the c hairman of the group; many c lub members and volunteers m et over the summer to comp lete the task. More than 850 lady-hours h ave been spent on this e ndeavor. The adorable outf its would rival any sold in a d epartment store. The 100 dolls and 84 bears w ere purchased by Highlands I ndependent Bank and The S alvation Army. About two w eeks before Christmas, The S alvation Army picks up the d olls and bears from the b ank's exhibit and they dist ribute the toys to underprivil eged children in the commun ity. The dolls and bears have added to the enjoyment of many children over the years and shows the generosity of the Woman's Club to the community during the Christmas season. Dolls and bears on display at HIB Courtesy photo The GFWC Woman's Cub of Sebring's sewing group has completed its annual Dress-A-Doll/Bear project. The 100 dolls and 84 bears were purchased by Highlands Independent Bank and The Salvation Army. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS TOPS FL 487SEBRING The Dec. 15 meeting of TOPS 487 after chair exercises 10 TOPS and eight KOPS gave the pledges. Lorraine Thompson was welcomed to the meeting. Best Loser was Leslie Maschue and last week's Best Loser, Bette Gillett, lost this week to receive the $1 coupon. Carolyn Patterson and Carol DeArmitt each received charm bracelets for losing six weeks in a row. Yes-yeses for cold weather: portion control, hot oatmeal, rice with peanut butter, hot V8 (spice or regular) in place of soup. The 25-cent contest had nine winners at 50 cents each and Leslie Maschue unwrapped the first wrapper on the Attendance Box. Carolyn Patterson and Leslie Maschue's program on "How to be on a cruise for 28 days and not gain weight." Following the meeting was the Christmas party at Dot's Restaurant with 19 attending. Christmas favors bookmarks with the pledges and 10 Commandments for Happiness. The center pieces were won by Ginna Meissner and Alice Bowen. The Dec. 22 meeting will be a weigh-in only starting at 9 a.m.TOPS FL Club 632SEBRING This TOPS Club meets every Monday at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour. For more information, contact Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831. The program, "Tis The Season," was presented by Barbara Huff, who said it is especially difficult to maintain weight losses during this season of the year. Christmas is a season of love, peace, joy and temptation. She gave several hints to aid in staying on diets. When eating out, maintain Portion Control. If possible, ask for a salad plate for the entree. If a smaller plate is not available, leave a onehalf-inch space around the perimeter of the plate when putting food on it. Don't go to parties hungry, eat a piece of fruit, celery or carrots before leaving home. After the program, Karen Goodwin called the ro ll with 31 members presen t. The Best Loser of the We ek was Ethel Emanuel. T he monthly report was al so given and weight loss f or the month of November w as excellent. The Best Loser of the Month was Dolor es Guzanowski. Vi Christi an and Guzanowski bo th received a gift certificate f or losing four weeks in a ro w. "I Can" charms for renew ing membership at a low er weight this year were pr esented to Dottie Annis an d Mary Hulsey. Yes-yeses f or the coming week are apple s, cauliflower and boiled egg s. Ruth Snyder received h er five-year KOPS pendant. Jo Ann Edson said that t he Christmas tree contest w as off to a good start and t he extra stars for next we ek may be earned by those wh o drink plenty of water, st ay for the meeting and lo se weight this week. The club will not have a meeting on Mond ay between Christmas and Ne w Year's. The Christmas par ty was next Monday an d weigh-in would be he ld from 12:30-1:10 p.m., wi th the party beginning at 2 p.m. Snapshots Courtesy pho to The Avon Park High School Show Choir, directed by Joy Loomis, performed for a memorial ceremony Dec. 5 hosted by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks when they recognize their members who have died in the past year. The oration was presented by the Rev. George Neel from Zolfo Springs. APHSChoir sings for Elks Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 initiated nine new members in December (front row, from left) Jerry DeArmitt, Eugene Kissner, Jerald Manley, Lori Griffin and Inez Alfeo; (back row, from left) Melvin Wills, James Meranski, Ralph Young and James La Count. New Elks in Sebring Courtesy photo Girl Scout Brownie Troop 524 completed their Brownie Quest Badge with a community service project. The girls held a coat drive and collected over 70 jackets to keep the kids of Highlands County warm this winter. The jackets w ere donated to the Children's Advocacy Center in Sebring. Pictured are: Nikki Varner, Abby Tollison, Zoe Stanley, Isabella Spivey, Mikyla Berish, Gretchen Giller and Cassidy T urner. Not pictured: Libby Bassett. Brownies hold coat drive CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 3856155,ext. 516. ALTASTUBMASHERMCCL SHAMTUTUASPERAALAE HARPSPEEDTHINSISTERS ESPANADOZENSSITARS NASSAUOHIOLINEN GLOBALHARMINGSTS ASPSIVAESCORTADHOC SPAMSUMERACHESEERO SARILAXDDAYABLEST TRACHEAAMOIDECREPIT HASTEMANAGEMENT DESERTEDLANABROILER EMILIEGILTRCANOTE BALLREINASPOREGOAL RIVESINGRAMAGALPLY ALEHINGEDVICTORY RHINEELOITRIAGE ETHANSTHERESHITMEN READYTOHEARMAGICHAND GEREELOISEOBOEALOE ONESPARREDSCARDEAD CROSSWORDSOLUTION

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Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO F oursquare, a popular locat ion-sharing service for smart p hones, is now letting you u pload a photo of that tasty b urger you're about to bite i nto. You can also let your f riend know, through a comm ent on his recent check-in at a bar around the corner, that y ou'll meet him when you're d one chowing down. Photos that you upload with c heck-ins will only be viewa ble by your friends on F oursquare and other social n etworks with which you s hare your Foursquare data. T hose could include F acebook and Twitter. You can also upload photos t o go with tips or the location i tself such as to show a c ool vintage sign on a buildi ng's facade. Those will be a vailable for anyone using F oursquare to see. Only your friends on Foursquare and friends of your friends will be able to view comments. Foursquare is one of a growing number of startups that let users broadcast their location to friends and strangers using a phone application. By far the biggest among them is Facebook, which recently introduced Places. Foursquare has more than 5 million users, who check in more than 1.5 million times each day. DearAbby: I'm pretty s ure my husband is addicted t o adult porn movies. We h ave several pornographic D VDs in the house and I can t ell when they have been m oved. He denies he's w atching them, so conf ronting him again will only m ake him more angry and p ossibly push him "underg round." Our sex life, which used t o be grand, has become a lmost non-existent. Do you h ave any suggestions? Suspicious in Florida DearSuspicious: Yes. R ather than accuse your husb and of being a porn addict, s tart a discussion about what h as happened to your sex l ife. He may need to be e xamined by his doctor to d etermine if his problem c ould be physical. If that i sn't the case, then marriage c ounseling with a licensed t herapist might help. However, it doesn't seem l ikely to me that a man who v iews only "several" adult D VDs is a porn addict. Porn addicts are usually glued to their computers at every available spare moment. DearAbby: I am married for the second time and have two lovely stepsons in their early 20s. Recently they told me that my sister "Gloria" (age 55) had asked them to remove their shirts during a holiday event several years ago. They were teenagers at the time. She told them she wanted to "at least look since she couldn't touch." After that, they no longer wanted to participate in family gatherings. For the record, Gloria has a history of poor impulse control. She takes medication for it and also to control her temper. She would verbally bait the older boy, who would then antagonize her until I stopped him from playing a battle of wits with an unarmed person. My relationship with my sister has always been contentious. She used to beat me when I was a child. She was also controlling and tried to order everyone around. Should I stop having family gatherings? Should I ask other relatives to police her? How do I confront her about the many things she has done? Or should I stop associating with her? Vexed in Virginia DearVexed: Because your sister seems unable to distinguish between what is and isn't appropriate behavior, have a talk with her and tell her what you expect from her before the next family gathering. I see little to be gained from a "confrontation" about what she did in the past. If Gloria manages not to start trouble at the party, continue to include her. If not, no law says you must. If you don't, be prepared for questions about her absence and answer them directly and honestly. DearAbby: I am a woman who is wondering what to say when someone calls me "sir" on the phone. I have heard my voice recorded, and I don't think I sound like a man. Still, it happens. It makes me feel angry and mortified. What do I say? "Ma'am" in Cinnaminson, N.J. Dear"Ma'am": You should say, "For your information, I'm a woman." That should clear up any confusion. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Fat, sugar and salt the triple threat found in fast food, restaurant food, packaged food, frozen food, and even some foods we prepare ourselves. Our taste buds are so accustomed to the taste and feel of this combo, that we forget what real food is supposed to taste like. So with the New Year hovering just around the corner, how about some retraining of the old taste buds? Sounds good? Great! Here are a few key points to get you started. Plan You know I love to start with a plan. Menu planning has been my life's work for many years now and I cannot tell you how many emails, letters, and phone calls I get from people telling me what a difference menu planning has made in their lives. But remember, planning is only part of the key. I can plan menus all day long, but it is you who does the shopping and the cooking. You are the one feeding your family. When you plan your menus, you plan to cook and you have the opportunity to teach your children to eat real food. The act of cooking real food will benefit your children for years to come. Portion Control Practice serving actual true portion sizes of the foods that you make. Did you know dinner plates have grown by 25 percent since the 1970s? Consequentially so have our our serving sizes and our stomachs. When we first get serious with portion control, we may have a problem adjusting (there's not enough food!), but I'll bet you'll be surprised on how little it actually takes to satisfy your body when you eat nutritionpacked foods. In the meantime, try using smaller plates to trick the eye and the stomach into feeling satisfied with smaller serving amounts. If you've developed a super-sized view of a serving size, use a measuring cup to keep track for a while until you have retrained your eye. Add Don't Subtract Instead of feeling like you are depriving yourself, add in healthy foods that you like and eat them before you eat the other foods. You'll find that you eat less of the unhealthy foods and over time you will prefer eating only the healthy foods. Astudy was done awhile ago adding in only an apple per meal to participants' diets. Not only did they eat less, they lost weight. So much so, a new diet was born. Who knew? Replace Another good thing to do is to replace unhealthy foods with their healthy counterparts. For instance, you can stop buying unhealthy fats and use healthy fats such as olive o il and coconut oil in cooking. You can purchase sea salt instead of table salt. You ca n replace sugar or sugar substitutes with raw, natural, organic honey, Xylitol, or Stevia, a safe, all natural sweetener. No one is perfect all the time, but by creating a plan and doing your best each day, you will find before long that you and your fam ily are healthier, happier, an d don't miss the fat, sugar, or salt that used to sneak into your foods. Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. 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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, December 22, 2010 FAMILYFEATURES W hen there's a chill in the air, cozy up to the table with dishes that feed the soul as well as the stomach. This melt-inyour-mouth Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Onions is a complete dinner with very little fuss. Abowl of Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Chowder makes a hearty lunch or simple dinner in no time. And this recipe for Quick and Healthy Potato Casserole serves up a creamy, comforting side dish from the microwave in minutes. Onions and Wisconsin potatoes add a savory quality to these three recipes. Best of all, onions and potatoes are good sources of potassium, fiber and vitamin C, and cost only pennies a serving. To find more recipes your family will savor, visit www.wisconsinpotatoes.com and www.onions-usa.org. Serves 6 1 1/4 pounds Wisconsin Yukon Gold potatoes, very thinly sliced 1 cup quartered and thinly sliced onion 1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddarcheese 1/2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning 1/2 cup stock orreduced-sodium broth 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon garlic saltSlow CookerPot Roast with Onion s Serves 4 to 6 1 (2 1/2-pound) boneless beef sirloin tip orchuck roast 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish 1 1/2 pounds yellow onions, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 pound Wisconsin red potatoes, trimmed and halved 1/2 pound carrots, trimmed, peeled and cut into 2 to 3-inch pieces 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, stripped from stems 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary (stems removed) 2 cups tomato juice 1 cup low-sodium beef broth 1/2 cup red wine (oradditional beef broth ) 2 tablespoons flour Pepperand salt to taste (optional) Trim fat from beef roast. Place roast in bottom of 5 to 6-quart slow cooker. Spread horseradish over surface of meat. Top and surround roast with onions, potatoes, and carrots. Sprinkle wit h thyme and rosemary and pour in tomato juice and beef broth. Cover and cook on high setting for 6 to 8 hours or until beef is fall apart tender Mix wine (or beef broth) with flour and pour mixture around meat in slow cooker. Gently stir flour mixture into existing sauce without di sturbing the meat. Replace cover and cook on high setting for 15 minutes or until thickened. Before serving, season with pepper and salt to taste and garnish with sprigs of rosemary.Broccoli, Bacon and CheddarChowderServes 6 8 slices bacon, chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt Dash cayenne pepper 3 cups milk 2 cups chicken orvegetable stock 12 ounces Wisconsin red skinned potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice 2 cups cheddarcheese, shredded 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon hot peppersauce, if desired 2 10-ounce boxes frozen chopped broccoli, thawed Heat large pot over medium heat. Add bacon an d cook until crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon with slotted spoon and transfer to paper towel lined plate and reserve. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat. Add butter and onion and cook for 6 minutes or until softened. Add flour and cook stirring for another 2 minutes or until foamy. Whisk in salt, cayenne pepper, milk and chic ken stock and cook until it becomes smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add potatoes and coo k for 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender In bowl, toss cheddar with flour to coat. Stir in cheese, a handful at a time, whisking after each addition until smooth. Add in hot pep per sauce if using. Add thawed broccoli and stir to heat. Do not boil. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Ladle soup into heated bowls and garnish wit h reserved bacon.Recipe excerpt used with permission. Text copyright 300 Sensational Soups Carla Snyder and Meredith Deeds 2008 Robert Rose Inc.Storage TipsOnions and potatoes pair well together in lots of recipes. They also like similar storage conditions, but can spoil if stored in proximity to each other. Follow these quick tips for the best possible shelf-life.Store potatoes and onions separately. Store onions in cool, dry, well-ventilated places, optimally, at a temperature between 45F and 55F, but not in the refrigerator. Potatoes require similar storage conditions, but they also need darkness and should kept at 50F or less to avoid sprouting. Potatoes can be stored in perforated plastic bags or paper bags to extend their shelf-life.Onions should NOTbe stored in plastic bags. Lack of air movement reduces storage life.Don't wash potatoes or onions (or any produce for that matter) before storing. Dampness will promote early spoilage.Chopped or sliced onions can be stored in a sealed container in your refrigerator for up to 7 days. Spray an 8-inch microwave-safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place 1/3 of the potatoes and 1/2 of the onions on bottom of dish and sprinkle with 1/3 of the cheese and 1/2 of the herbs. Repeat layers, then top with the last 1/3 of the potatoes, layering potatoes so that there is a solid layer of potatoes with no gaps; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Stir together stock, Dijon and garlic salt and pour over potatoes. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on HIGH for 20 minutes. Use oven mitts to remove dish from microwave; carefully remove cover from dish (due to steam build-up) and serve. Optional: Preheat oven to 400¡F and place casserole in oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until casserole is golden brown before serving.Quick & Healthy Potato Casserole



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AP, LP claim victoriesPAGE1BTaste of Highlands County set for Jan. 30PAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, December 22-23, 2010 www.newssun.com Volume 91/Number 155 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 74 48Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Some clouds, some sun and warmer Forecast Question: Is religion a part of your familys Christmas traditions? Next question: Have you finished your Christmas shopping? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Joseph Abbott Age 89, of Sebring Betty Lampkin Age 50, of A von Park Harold Vondell Age 86, of Sebring Charlotte Yeats Age 79, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 80.2% No 19.8% Total votes: 102 Celebrations 5B Classifieds 8A Clubs & Organizations9B Community Briefs5A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 11B NASCAR This Week3B Police Blotter 2A Sports On TV 2B Index Days left before Christmas3 Unemployment Numbers Keep Rising November13.4%October12.7% By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Highlands County experienced a jump in unemployment in November, according to the Agency for Workforce Innovation, and now ranks 12th out of the 67 counties statewide. In Highlands County, 13.4 percent of the available workforce is without a job, the report from AWI states, up from the 12.7 percent in line in October. For the state as a whole, the unemployment rate bumped up to 12 percent from Octobers rate of 11.9 percent. More than 1.1 million Floridians remain out of work. Nationally, the average unemployment rate is 9.3 percent. County now ranks 12th in unemployment rate News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The moon, turned coppery red during the totality phase of Tuesdays eclipse, hangs over Sebring. Quite a nighttime sight Associated PressSkywatchers got an early holiday present this year: A total eclipse of the moon. Hanging high in the sky, the moon slowly turned from bright silver into a red disk early Tuesday. Atotal lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth casts its shadow on the full moon, blocking the suns rays that otherwise reflect off the moons surface. Some indirect sunlight still pierces through to give the moon its eerie hue. The 3 1/2 hour celestial spectacle was visible from North and Central America where skies were clear. Portions of Europe and Asia only caught part of the show. The totality phase when the moon was completely immersed in Earths shadow lasted 72 minutes. Since the years only total lunar eclipse coincided with winter solstice, the moon glowed high in the sky. The last time this occurred was more than three centuries ago on Dec. 21, 1638. It will happen again on Dec. 21, 2094, according to U.S. Naval Observatory spokesman Geoff Chester. Lunar eclipses are safe to watch with the naked eye, unlike solar eclipses. The next total lunar eclipse will occur in June 2011 and will not be visible from North America. Last total lunar eclipse on solstice was in 1638 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Park s Web site will get a new look comin g into the new year, and the chang es should allow better communicatio ns with the public, according to Ci ty Clerk Cheryl Tietjen. We will be tweaking this as w e go, but I understand that we w ill have more access to update inform ation, Tietjen said. There is goin g to be more flexibility, and we will be adding features that make the si te more appealing. Tietjen said the city budget ed $4,000 for the site, and that the cu rrent bid from Advanced System s Integration was the lowest, b ut would still come in at the projected amount. It will give them more control of their own information, said Bill Rodriguez of Advanced Systems Integration on Monday. Rodriguez stated that the new Web site will have a content management control system behind the scenes called Joomla, which will give the end-user the flexibility to make content and theme chang es without major editing to the co de that runs the site. Tietjen advised cautiously that t he Web site could be unstable for up to a week from Monday, and that uti lities customers may have issues pa ying their bills online until the trans ition is complete. Rodriguez expects the transitio n to run smoothly, and said it could be done by Christmas, despite Tietjen s warnings that it could take until t he 28th before the site is fully functio nal. Christmas, thats our target dat e. We have already started the doma in name changes, and we will host t he Web site itself. There will not be an y big changes in the security, but t he new site will allow more content to be posted, Rodriguez said. City of Avon Park upgrading Web site There is going to be more flexibility and we will be adding features that make the site more appealing.CHERYL TIETJEN city clerk By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Shepherds, wise men, animals and angels can all be seen in one location thanks to more than 130 cast and crew members of the Christmas Stroll, a new production that is taking place here in Highlands County. The outdoor guided tour takes audiences through the Nativity story beginning with the annunciation of Christ and ending with the crucifixion. The cross scene is not part of the Nativity story, we know that, but we want to show everyone what Christ was put here to do. Why he was born in the first place, explained Krista Flores. Flores is the director of the Christmas Stroll, which is currently taking place at Grace Bible Church at 4543 Thunderbird Road in Sebring through Thursday. Flores along with hundreds of other volunteers, actors and singers have worked hard and rehearsed even harder to put on a great show for families during the Christmas holiday. During their rehearsal, choreographer Brandi Hornick was busy demonstrated moves to a handful of angels while costume designNativity story comes to life in churchs debut production Courtesy pho to The debut Christmas Stroll production includes 130 cast and crew members. The production is being held at Grace Bible Church in Sebring through Thursday evening. The production is an outdoor guided tour of the Nativity story. The production includes skits, live action, and solos from local singers and entertainers. See CITY, page 7A See COUNTY, page 7A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Yes, Jan. 30 is still a distance away, but the way time flies it would be wise to mark the calendar now animal lovers at least, or anyone who has a taste for good food. Thats because Jan. 30 is A Taste of Highlands County, an inaugural fundraising event for the Humane Society of Highlands County. In tough economic times, when fewer people eat out, 30 restaurants and 12 businesses are still taking part. Because of their generosity, 100 percent of the $25 ticket donation ($15 for children) will go to the Humane Society. There will be a dog agility course demonstration and law enforcement K-9s, with their deputy sheriff partners, will exhibit their skills. Avariety of live entertainment indoors and out adds to the ambiance, including a performance by the band Interlake and Main, which will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be three servings: 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Humane Society Wednesday through Saturday, or by calling 273-0049, 2146508, or 655-1522. Here is a list of the participating restaurants, which represent every corner of the county. BellaVista, Blue Crab, Blue Lagoon, Bob Evans, Charlies, Chilis, Clock, Cowboys, Dairy Queen, Dees Place, Depot, Dominoes, Duffers, Dutchers Diner, Golden Corral, Herons Garden, Homers IHOP, Jaxsons, Jimmys Greek and American Grill, Lakeview Lounge and Bakery, Mi Rancho, No Frills, Paneras, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday, Simply Trish, Sonnys Sunset Grille, Village Inn, and t he Wild Turkey Tavern. The other businesses ar e: Coca Cola, Cupcake Royal e, Cusworth Arms and Wi ne Bar, DunkinDonu ts, Highlands Ridge Golf Cours e, IBG Enterprises, Inc., La ke Placid Health Care Cente r, Michaels, The Palms, Plac id Lakes Country Club, Win n Dixie, Highlands Independe nt Bank and Wauchula Sta te Bank. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center Editors note: This story is b eing reprinted due to the j ump not being published in S undays paper.By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The H ighlands County Audubon S ociety told commissioners o n Monday that the group d oes not want the county to s pend more money fighting t he Department of C ommunity Affairsrejection o f the latest round of compreh ensive plan amendments. The plan changes include B lue Head Ranch, Lake P lacid North and South prop osed developments. In a letter addressed to the c ommission dated Dec. 13, D ale Gillis, local Audubon S ociety president, made it c lear 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, we are going to seek intervenor status, Gillis said. An intervenor is someone who is granted status under the courts because they there is an interest in the case. Our board and membership have been against this from the beginning. These proposed changes are not good for Highlands County. Not good for the wildlife, the environment, the economy or the current taxpayers, Gillis added. We are not opposed to development. We have plenty of room along the U.S. 27 corridor and around Spring Lake, but it needs to be managed effectively. The areas currently chosen will draw away from the existing cities economically and otherwise. The DCAhas expressed that, and so de we, Gillis said. We have expressed our concerns and our stance to the county many times on this item, but I think they will wait and see what the new governor does before they make a decision. Audubon Society asks county not to pursue development plans The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, Dec. 20: Frank Roger Atkins, 32, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, second or subsequent offense. Robert Edward Burton, 20, of Thomasville, Ga., was charged with grand theft. James Hart Cyr, 21, of Okeechobee, was charged with burglary of unoccupied structure, unarmed, three counts; damaging property, criminal mischief; larceny or grand theft; and obstructing criminal investigation, false information to law enforcement officer regarding missing person. Aaron Heath Harmon, 33, of Sebring, was charged with vehicle theft or grand theft. Larry Gene Mitchell, 54, of Sebring, withholding support, non-support of children or spouse. Christopher Ray Nolen, 35, of Lake Placid, was charged with grand theft, two counts. Sandy Jean Staton, 27, of Wauchula, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Lucy Thenor, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense. Mark Anthony Tish, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cannabis; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lynda Marie Wilson, 30, of Lake Placid, was charged with contempt of court for failing to pay child support. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Dec. 19: Sitting-Bull Alayande, 44, of Avon Park, was charged for possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. William Bryan Collinsworth, 40, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery on person 65 years of age or older. David Timothy Durham, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with aggravated battery, person using a deadly weapon; and Polk County warrant for petit theft. Miguel Franco, 19, of Forsyth, Ga., was charged with operating a motor vehicle without valid driver license. Steven Wayne Kempton, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting arrest without violence. Roberto Matos, 60, of Leesburg, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Michael Kenneth Retterer, 57, of Sebring, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Dec. 18: Carolyn Kay Barfield, 24, of Sebring, was charged with leaving scene of accident without giving information. Victor Antonio Delagua, 19, of Sebring, was charged with no valid driver license. Barbara Ann Healey, 68, of Avon Park, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Martin John Jackson, 32, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Dennis Earl Javery, 67, of Sebring, was charged with trespassing property, not structure or conveyance. Jacob Adam-Kalupy Main, 24, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cannabis; and possession of cannabis; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Steven Andrew Miller, 32, of Okeechobee, was charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Chadwick Levon Myers, 36, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Mark DeWayne OBerry, 44, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Neville Noel Watt, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with battery; trespassing; and resisting or obstructing officer without violence. Damien Lamar Williams, 23, of Lake Wales, was charged with out-of-county warrant for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, Dec. 17: Leroy Blake, 61, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, etc., within 1,000 feet of church or business; and selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of specified area. Marcellous Douglas Bryant, 53, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church with intent to sell; and sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of church. Denis Arthur Charbonneau, 46, of Palm Dale, was charged with domestic violence or contempt of court, violation of injunction, protection, domestic violence. POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 7A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Early Monday afternoon a two-vehicle accident at the corner of Heartland Boulevard and U.S. 27, opposite Lake Clay, sent one driver to Florida Hospital Heartland Division in Lake Placid. The drivers condition was unknown as of press time. Names of those involved were not released pending notification of families. Only the most basic details are known. Abrown Ford Ranger pick-up was traveling east on Heartland Boulevard, and turned south onto U.S. 27. It collided with a yellow Chevrolet Trader that had been traveling north on U.S. 27, but attempted a southbound turn around from the median. The vehicles crashed front end to front end. Both vehicles had to be removed by tow truck after the accident. Prior to an official report, Lt. James Fansler of the Lake Placid Police Department, which is conducting the investigation, said, It looks like (the driver of the Ford Ranger) violated the right of way. The accident slowed traffic on t he highway as only one lane was availab le southbound, and a northbound lane of traffic had to be blocked for a short tim e in order to remove the vehicles. Crash in Lake Placid sends 1 to hospital News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y A two vehicle accident tied up traffic early Monday afternoon, when a Ford Ranger collided with a Chevy Tracker on U.S. 27 in Lake Placid. The Trackers driver was transported to the hospital, her condition is unknown. Courtesy photo John Griffin (left), vice chair, and Mark Delaney, chair of Keep Highlands County Beautiful, hold the recently received Presidents Circle Award recognition. Local organization recognized as among the Best of the BestSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING Keep Highlands County Beautiful received Keep America Beautiful Presidents Circle Award at the Presidents Circle Award Luncheon, during Keep America Beautifuls 57th annual national conference in Orlando. The Presidents Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit to reduce litter, minimize waste and recycle, and beautify their local communities. In qualifying for a Presidents Circle Awar d, Keep Highlands Coun ty Beautiful has met Ke ep America Beautifuls sta ndards of excellence by co nducting an annual Litt er Index, calculating the affi liates cost/benefit ratio, an d engaging volunteers to ta ke greater responsibility f or their community enviro nment. In addition, awa rd recipients must condu ct activities in Keep Ameri ca Beautifuls three core foc us areas of litter preventio n, recycling and waste redu ction, and beautification/com Keep Highlands County Beautiful honored for high performance A Taste of Highlands County set for Jan. 30 See KEEP, page 7A

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S tudents were handed their second p rogress reports j ust before the C hristmas break. It g ave us the idea of d oing a progress r eport for our three m unicipal governm ents.We would have included t he County Commission, but w ith one seat vacant and three m embers so new they have y et to make an impact, we d ecided it was too soon to a ssign a grade. We evaluated how meetings a re conducted in each town or c ity, how much access citiz ens are provided to the worki ngs of their government, how r esponsive a council is to its c onstituentsconcerns and if t he government makes a sinc ere effort to operate transpare ntly. The grades vary. Avon Park gets an F; L ake Placid a C and S ebring an A-. Now, heres why, starting w ith Sebring. Sebring gets high marks for o pen government. It provides f ull packets well before counc il meetings and sees that r eporters get the same inform ation handed to the council m embers. It does this in plent y of time for study and r esearch. It is clear from m eetings that the council m embers have read their p ackets beforehand and are r eady for discussion. Sebring is the one city w here an idea can be followed t hrough the legislative p rocess. It is exceedingly rare t o be surprised by an agenda i tem. The council meetings run s moothly and by correct parl iamentary procedure. Each agenda has time built i nto it for participation from t he audience, even on issues n ot covered by the agenda. An i ndividual only has to sign in t o be able to speak at the p roper time. Discussions among the c ouncil often go beyond simp le facts to look deeper into t he philosophical foundations o f an individuals opinion. This creates a fuller understanding of final decisions. Of the three municipalities, only Sebring seems to understand the value of staying on topic while in discussion its council is by far the most efficient user of time. Lake Placids council deserves high marks for effort and listening to its constituents. Meetings are the best attended of the three municipalities. Comment is not only welcome, citizens are often given an opportunity to speak more than once on a topic. Citizen opinion has led the council to re-examine issues, such as building a hurricane shelter/community center. The rules of parliamentary procedure are not as well understood in Lake Placid as Sebring, but an effort is made to do things openly. The town, however, is weak in providing detailed information to citizens and no packet is provided to the press or made available online. Council members discuss issues fully, although at times the discussions are used by members to work out individual thoughts. This can be laborious at best, and down right tedious at worst. Points are made, remade and remade again. Council members often wander off topic or end up discussing side issues not on the agenda. The Avon Park council offers the most drama, but that is not meant as a compliment. Individual council members have been dismissive of much citizen input, which is only barely tolerated, or insulting to its own staff. While the agenda and packet are available online, the council often deals with issues at the meeting that are not on the agenda. This is an example of one of the Avon Park councils serious weaknesses its contempt for openness. Often its impossible to follow an idea from conception to fruition, and there are occasions when the level of council consensus is reached so quickly its obvious members have spoken to each other off the record and out of sight of their citizens. In our view, the Avon Park councils most serious weakness is its need to control. Avon Park is the only municipal government jealous of its own power. Unfortunately, this makes for wasted energy at best, and a failure to deal with issues openly and efficiently at worst. Take the search for a new city manager this year which began in 2009. The process was redundant and missed deadlines. Municipal councils, in terms of direct impact, are the most influential of governments. It is the council that directs a towns future and provides the most basic services. While the Sebring council is not perfect for example, snubbing former Economic Development Commission director Louise England when she came before it simply asking for a letter of support regarding a grant the vast majority of the time it provides a model of thoughtful, responsible and responsive government. Avon Park in particular should visit a meeting and take notes. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday. December 22, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Its the most wonderful time of the year. And the most frantic and anxious and mindnumbing and expensive. The rewarding part is my ongoing seasonal side job as a lumpy elfin holiday gift consultant, where it is an honor and a privilege to be able to pass along some hot tips for this years Christmas shopping lists. None of which involve surplus uranium tailings from sales to the Iranians. Theres still more than a few of us struggling to climb out of financial holes so deep were being tickled by the tendrils of redwood roots, but were not that difficult to shop for. Dollar coins. Discount clothing. Used food. Lint-covered gum and pennies. Roadkill wrapped in the Sunday Funnies. Re-gifting welcomed with open arms. Its the other end of the spectrum that concerns me. The least-needy of us. Wall Street is shoveling out record bonuses. Again. What to get the person who can buy anything? Perhaps the gifts youve lined up for your financial planners wont be considered up to snuff. Well, Im here to convince you to let those worries go. After all, its the thought that counts. Ha ha ha ha ha ha. No, seriously. To ease your stress, we here at Durstco have come up with a catalog of prospective Christmas Gifts that any Wall Street Tycoon would be honored to find under their holiday shrubbery. And who knows, maybe in appreciation, he or she will slide you insider status on the newest IPOs. To be honest though, probably not, but what the hell, here we go with the top 10 Christmas gifts for your Wall Street broker buddies: 10. Apeacock. Provides the double benefit of being both the ultimate symbol of excessive extravagance and extremely difficult to care for. 9. Acopy of George W. Bushs autobiography because, during the holidays, everyone can use a good laugh. 8. Akidney in an ice chest. Purchased from a poor person. Always good to have one lying around just in case. 7. ALexus. According to TV, thats what rich people give each other for the holidays. Dont forget the big red bow. 6. Aget-out-of-jail-free card. No, a real Get-Out-of Jail-Free Card. You must know somebody who know s somebody. 5. AFaberge Egg. Only 4 2 are known to have survived Go for it. Check out eBay. Or call Meg Whitman direc t. 4. Apair of Bernie Madoffs underwear. Or jus t frame any old pair of size 36s and say theyre his. Its what he would have done. 3. Asigned first edition o f Tom Wolfes Bonfire of th e Vanities because nothing else says Master of the Universe quite like it. 2. AU.S. Senator. Oh sure, they probably already have one socked away, but whos ever thrown out a Senator because they went bad? Not Congress. 1. Asoul. Odds are, theyve sold, misplaced or ruined theirs. Just realize in advance theyll probably sell, misplace or ruin this one as well. Will Durst is a political comedian who has performed around the world. He is a familiar pundit on television and radio. Email Will at durst@caglecartoons.com. Top 20 Christmas gifts for your Wall Street broker buddies Raging Moderate Will Durst Issues need to be first corrected E ditor: This letter is in reference to the e ditorial: Good fences make for g ood neighbors, right? When discussing the issue of g overnment and peoplesmaterial p roperty and real property rights, it i s true that fences make for good n eighbors. But when the issue of w hat, when, where and how is it r ight and just for any government t o set rules, regulations and codes .. its a very sad situation that says v olumes about those who are curr ently sitting in the position of p ower. Private property rights s hould take precedence over public r ights and government... Here are s ome issues that need to be establ ished and corrected in the books b efore any other rules or regulat ions, codes or zoning are disc ussed or changed: 1. Find out where the exact city o f Sebrings landlines are througho ut the whole city. Presently, the c ity has no clue where many of its l andlines end and private citizens l andlines begin. There are many p eople within the citys limits who t hink because they had their prope rty surveyed, they know where t heir landlines are, this is not the f act. The survey errors within the c itys limit go back some 80 years n ow. They have never been corr ected and fixed and the city does n ot have exact surveys of property t hat they are claiming to be theirs .. 2. When establishing communities, have the investor or contractor not only set up roadways but also easements that take in the 15-foot sight triangle and any possible future enlargement of such roadways so that when establishing communities the setback is already a part of the citys dedicated land and will not have to be taken out of private citizensproperty. Then if private property is needed there is a clear surveyed landline that when taken away up to a private property owners land they will be compensated for their real property and material property without issue. And apply this rule equally throughout the city. ... 3. When there are existing easements that are taken away by expansion of roadways either by the city or the county in order to re-establish a new easement, real property and material property should be bought from the private property owners whose property are attached to the easement that was removed. Issues should not be created where there were none that would cause undue hardships to the private property owners or to the taxpayersexpense. ... 4. Easements should not take up more private property than what is absolutely necessary for the need of the people as a whole. That means if utilities need seven feet ... then there should be no more than seven feet easement set in a personal propertys landline. If there is no roadway easement of 15 feet in the front or roadway side of a private property or back of the owners land, then it should be expected in the most to have a 15foot easement. Why take away a persons rights to the use of their property? If the council was doing their job, they would see to it that they would be protecting our rights as a whole and not make decisions based off their own personal desires. Do we really want to give our government that much power over what is rightfully ours? ... Lastly, keep it all simple so that the average person can comprehend what they can and cannot do with what is theirs. ... The City of Sebring is not a privately owned gated community but an individually owned diverse incorporated city of contrasting age, ethnic, race and financial groups with tastes as individual as its people. Let us continue to express it as we have for as many years as we have existed as a city. ... Gingerlee Mitchellindo SebringTaking responsibilityEditor: In response to a letter Dec. 5, it might be easy to look at success and think that a person should be taxed more, but the truth is, I dont think anyone should be penalized for hard work and accomplishing success. Now, Im sure there are those who may have crossed the legal boundaries to get where they are and yes, they should be brought to justice, but that is another matter that needs attention. However, no matter how successful one is, he or she should abide by the same laws and rules as anyone else. That is a part of the American way. It would not give an incentive to continue to progress if one knew when he reached a certain level he would not be treated the same. I feel one of the things we need most is for each of us to take responsibility for ourselves and as my dad used to say save a little for a rainy day. In the last few years some seemed to have the idea that the paycheck would continue to increase and if they could make the payment, no matter how long it took to pay for the item or think about family illness or the loss of a job, as long as the government steps in and picks up the slack, theres nothing to be concerned about. The government is the people and we are going bankrupt if we dont start thinking about tomorrow as well as today. If we dont have it, we shouldnt borrow it unless it is for something absolutely necessary. Borrowing and printing money is only making things worse, not to mention all these bailouts. Life has many choices and they all have consequences, but the American way is to make our own choices. Freedom is one of Gods greatest gifts and when the government starts making our decisions, we will no longer be a free people. To bring our country back to honoring God and obeying the laws of the land (our constitution) enforcing our laws, I believe it is imperative for each of us to realize to work and save for what we want and not go into debt unless it is an absolute necessity. The Bible teaches us to work fo r our needs and to help others. To trust Him and live according to H is Holy Word. As a friend of mine once said, read it and heed it. He will take care of the rest. Try it; it works an d our country will be the better for it. Willie Clyde Clou d Sebrin g Wildstein helps encourage young readersEditor: Sebring High School would lik e to thank Alan Jay Wildstein for hi s contribution to our Read Like A Rock Star initiative. During this initiative, students who were caughtreading during their free time were given coupons to enter into a drawing. We feel that Mr. Wildsteins donation of an iPad to our list of prizes encouraged our students to spend extra time reading during th e past month. It is our hope that rewarding students for reading wi ll ultimately foster a love of reading which will in turn increase their l iteracy skills. We believe that reading will not only provide enjoyment but will also help our students be successful in further edu cation and in their life skills. Thank you Alan Jay from the faculty and staff of Sebring High School. Martha Lew is Reading Coach, Sebrin g Bouquet We did not grade on a curve

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Special to the News-SunBoosting self-esteem t hrough creating music is the g oal of a new program that w ill soon launch at the Boys a nd Girls Club of Highlands C ounty. A$4,000 donation f rom CenturyLink a leading b roadband, entertainment a nd voice provider will h elp launch a program called M usicMakers. Through the MusicMakers p rogram, club members ages 6 -18 will have a chance to p articipate in activities that w ill help them: Gain basic proficiency in p roducing and writing music Experience playing music i n collaborative sessions Gain an outlet for e xpressing themselves Using instruments and t echnology purchased with t he CenturyLink donation, c lub professionals and partt ime professional music i nstructors will lead club m embers in guitar lessons, j am sessions and song works hops. Acomputer server, v ideo monitor, video camera, m icrophones, headphones a nd audio monitors are part o f the MusicMakers technolo gy package. Supporting youth prog rams like this one is one of the most important and rewarding ways we can give back to Highlands County, said Brian Hamman, CenturyLink manager of market development. The expected outcomes for children in the program are: Increased self confidence from realizing their creative potential Collaboration skills from playing together Confidence in front of an audience Taking an active role in their communitys music life Critical thinking and listening skills The Boys and Girls Club expects to have the MusicMakers program operating by February 2011. CenturyLink is a leading provider of high-quality broadband, entertainment and voice services over its advanced communications networks to consumers and businesses in 33 states. CenturyLink, headquartered in Monroe, La., is an S&P500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of Americas largest corporations. For more information on CenturyLink, visit www.centurylink.com. Joseph AbbottJoseph B. Abbott, 89, of Sebring died Dec. 16, 2010. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, he had been a resident of Sebring since 1986. He was a construction superintendent and a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving during World War II. He was a member of Grace Brethren Church. He is survived by his wife, Anna; son, Larry; brothers, Charles and Bill; and two grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Betty LampkinBetty Ann Queen Elizabeth Catherine Taylor Lampkin, 50, of Avon Park died Dec. 19, 2010. Born in Orlando, she moved to Avon Park in 1966. She was a homemaker and a member of Beulah Baptist Church. She is survived by her companion of more than 20 years, Harry Moore; sons, Trent Lampkin Sr. and Anthony Lampkin; and mother, Rosa Lee Lampkin. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Beulah Baptist Church with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. C.L. Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Gardens Cemetery. StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonnelsonfh.com.Harold VondellHarold Nelson Vondell, 86, of Sebring died Dec. 15, 2010. Born in East Hampton, Mass., he moved to Sebring in 2007. He was a machinist for a fastener company, of the Baptist faith, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Lana C., and his son, Eric. Cremation arrangements entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Charlotte YeatsCharlotte Yeats, 79, of Avon Park died Dec. 16, 2010. Born in Cairo, Ill., she moved to Avon Park as a teenager. She was a retir ed nurse. She is survived by her so n, Bruce Anderson; a brothe r, Donald Yeats; one gran ddaughter and a step-gran dson. At her request, there w ill be no funeral servic e. Memorial contributions m ay be sent to Good Shephe rd Hospice of Auburndale, 10 5 Arneson Ave., Auburndal e, FL33823. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 22, 2010Page 5A John Elbert McClellan, 54, was born January 18, 1956 in Cleveland, Tennessee. He passed away December 11, 2010 at his home in Avon Park. He moved here in 1971. He attended Forest Lake Academy in Orlando, Florida. He was a cement contractor and worked in this area for many years. He leaves to mourn two sons, Jonathan Jason McClellan (Angie), and Jeremy Justin McClellan, Tanya McClellan and three grandaughters, his father, John F. McClellan (Sheryl), mother, Doris C. Lee (Roland) of Avon Park, brother, James McClellan (Jane) of Mesa, Arizona, sister, Judy Ewing (Loren) and niece and nephew Jessica and Nicholas of Liberty Hill, S.C., sister, Joy Bradley (Bruce) and nephews, Alex and Avery of Loma Linda Calif, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. A memorial service will be held at the Avon Park Seventh Day Adventist Church at 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 29.JOHN E. MCCLELLAN Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill have bar bingo at 1 p.m. T hursday. Schedules subject t o change; call for details. F or more information and m enu selection, call 4529 853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will have music w ith Big Freddie at 5:30 p .m. today. For more inform ation and menu selection, c all 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will host karaoke with W ild Bill from 5:30-8:30 p .m. today. Music by Franke f rom 6-10 p.m. Thursday. F or more information and m enu selection, call 4650 131.Telecom Pioneers meet todayLAKE PLACID The T elecom Pioneers (retired t elephone people) Life M ember Club will meet at 1 1:45 a.m. today for lunch a nd a meeting at the Elks L odge. Reservations are nece ssary. Call Pat Jones at 4 65-9772 or Dee Gray at 3 85-2367. The lunch is $8.75 each. The group meets S eptember through April on t he fourth Wednesday, exept h olidays, of the month. All t elephone retired people and s pouses in Avon Park, S ebring and Lake Placid are i nvited to join. This is a volu ntary organization that h elps different organizations i n the community. Good Dog class offered at YMCASEBRING Highlands C ounty YMCA, 100 YMCA L ane, will offer a winter dog o bedience and behavioral m odification course titled Good Dog. The course is being offered to all citizens of Highlands County. One does not have to be a member of the YMCAto partake. This is a six-week course, which will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. The class meets each Saturday for approximately one hour. The classes are held under cover at the basketball courts. Good Dog is geared towards dogs of all ages and levels. The course will focus on good manners, obedience and behavioral modifications. Upon completion of this course you will have learned how to communicate better with your dog and have fun doing it. Many techniques are utilized including positive reinforcement to help motivate both you and your dog. Some of the exercises you will be instructed in include: sit down, stand, stay, come, heel/walking on a loose lead and more. Topics to be addressed are geared towards each individual student; i.e., calm greetings, jumping, barking, biting and other problem-solving techniques. The AKC Canine Good Citizen Test will be available for those wishing to obtain said certification at the end of the course. The instructor will be Monica Griffin, with 30-plus years of experience in dog training and behavior modifications. She has titled dogs in AKC, Search and Rescue, Cadaver Dogs, Narcotics, Tracking and Evidence Indication, Personal Protection, Therapy Dogs and Registered Service Dogs. Puppies and dogs must be current on their vaccinations. Cost is $50. Space is limited. To pre-register, call 6559080. Vincent Francis Celentano, Sr., 76, of Charlotte, NC died December 15, 2010 of natural causes following an extended illness. Vincent was born November 15, 1934 in New Haven, Connecticut to Frank Celentano and Mary AmendolaCelentano. He was a graduate of East Haven High School, in East Haven, CT in 1952. Shortly following his graduation, he enrolled in the Navy where he served for 6 years. Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, he began his career as a General Contractor in Connecticut. In 1965, he married Theresa Cochrane of Brooklyn, NY. They had one son, Vincent F. Celentano, Jr. in 1969. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Sebring, FL where Vincent continued his career as a General Contractor building custom homes. Vincent spent the majority of his adult life living in Sebring for approximately the next 32 years. He moved to Charlotte in the spring of 2006 to be closer to his son, Vincent Jr. and his family. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was a history buff and loved to read books and watch movies on both World Wars. Vincent also loved to travel and enjoyed eating Italian cuisine. He is survived by his two brothers, Frank Celentano Jr. and spouse Sally Celentano, of Sebring, FL, and Robert Celentano Sr. of East Haven, CT; son Vincent Celentano Jr. and spouse Jennifer Huggins Celentano of Waxhaw, NC; grandchildren Sydney Marie Celentano and Carson Vincent Celentano, both of Waxhaw, NC. ; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Amendola Celentano, and father, Frank Celentano, Sr. Funeral services were held in Charlotte, NC on Friday, December 17th at J.B. Tallent Funeral Home and Vincent was laid to rest the following morning at the Forest Lawn East Cemetery in Matthews, NC. Vincent will be missed by his friends and family. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Vincents memory to the American Diabetes Association at: http://www.diabetes.org/. Ecards can be sent to Vincent F. Celentano, Jr. at vince83007@yahoo.com. J.B. TALLENT FUNERAL SERVICES Charlotte, NC 28205 704-567-1500VINCENT FRANCIS CELENTANO, SR. Louise Brigham Hardy, 86, of Sebring, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2010. Ms. Hardy was born in Winter Haven, Florida on December 1, 1924. Ms. Hardy was a graduate of Winter Haven High School and she attended Tulane University. She was employed as a LPN for Winter Haven Hospital and The Bond Clinic working for Dr. Donald Jones, moving to Sebring, Florida to work for Dr. Donald Jones in 1969. After her retirement she volunteered for the Friends of the Library in Sebring FL for many years. She enjoyed attending the Concerts Series at SFCC and time with friends and her sister and family. She was preceded in death by her parents Mr. & Mrs. Francis Brigham, a brother and sister, Mary Brigham Bryant. Survivors include her three sons; George E. (Kathy), Frank (Susan), and Peter Hardy; daughter, Deborah Hardy; grandchildren: Tracy L. Hardy, Geoff (Dr. Heather) Hardy, Kim (David) Geiger, Michelle (Steve) Sherman, Melanie (Len) Gary, Michael Hardy, Joseph (Amanda Savoy)Simonetta, Jillian (David Schmidt) Simonetta; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local Hospice Organization. On line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to: BANKS/PAGE-THEUS FUNERAL HOME Wildwood, Florida 34785 352-748-1000LOUISE BRIGHAM HARDY COMMUNITYBRIEFS VIVIAN Peggy FORDHAM, passed away December 19, 2010, in West Plains, Mo. Mrs. Fordham was a lifelong resident of Sebring, Florida, moving to Missouri several years ago to be near her daughter. She was born February 27, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband Metts Fordham, and together they owned and operated the Triangle Restaurant, until selling it in 1970. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Fordham Meiler, Myrtle, Mo, granddaughter, Stephanie M. Bradley of Smithfield, Ky., sister Demmie Todd, Sebring, Fl, niece Darlene Livingston, Sebring, Fl, great nieces, Stacy Caldwell, Sebring and Tracy Collins, Nashville, Tn. A memorial service is being planned at a later date. VIVIAN PEGGY FORDHAM OBITUARIES Courtesy photo Wally Randall (right), executive director of the Boys and Girls Club in Highlands County, talks with CenturyLink representatives about the MusicMakers program he plans to implement within the club. CenturyLink donated $5,000 to help start the new program. New music program aims to boost kids confidence Associated PressHAINES CITY The mother of U niversity of Miami sophomore running back M ike James was killed Monday in a central F lorida car crash, authorities said. Jamessister, Jasmine James Ansley, 25, w as driving a Ford Explorer when a Toyota C orolla hit her at an intersection. Elgusta J ames, 47, who was not wearing a seat belt, w as ejected from the front passenger seat and p ronounced dead at the scene in Haines City, the Polk County Sheriffs Office said. Ansleys 5-year-old son Jayden, who also was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the back seat, the sheriffs office said. Ahelicopter flew him to an Orlando hospital in serious but stable condition. Ansley was in a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The Hurricanes canceled a walkthrough practice and some team meetings Monday afternoon. Hurricanes RB James mother killed in car crash By KRISTEN WYATTand TAMARALUSH Associated PressPUEBLO, Colo. A Colorado man who wrote a how-to guide for pedophiles was arrested Monday and sent to Florida to face obscenity charges, after deputies there ordered a copy of the book that has generated online outrage. Officers arrested Phillip R. Greaves at his home in Pueblo on a warrant that charges him with violating Floridas obscenity law. During a brief court appearance, Greaves waived his right to fight extradition and was transferred to Polk County, Fla. The Pueblo County Sheriffs Department declined to release any details of Greavestransfer. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said he claimed jurisdiction because Greaves sold and mailed his book directly to undercover deputies, who had written the author a letter requesting a copy. Judd said Greaves even signed the book. I was outraged by the content, Judd told The Associated Press. It was clearly a manifesto on how to sexually batter children ... You just cant believe how absolutely disgusting it was. The self-published book The Pedophiles Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lovers Code of Conduct caused a flap when it showed up on Amazon in November. The book was later removed from the site. Greaves, who has no criminal record, writes in the book that pedophiles are misunderstood, as the word literally means to love a child. He adds it is only a crime to act on sexu al impulses toward childre n, and offers advice that pu rportedly allows pedophil es to abide by the law. Judd said he was incens ed when he heard about t he book and that no one h ad arrested Greaves for sellin g it. The book, Judd sai d, included first-perso n descriptions of sexu al encounters, purported ly written from a childs poi nt of view. Whats wrong with a society that has gotten to t he point that we cant arre st child pornographers an d child molesters who write a book about how to rape a child? said Judd, wh o keeps a Bible on his de sk and is known througho ut Florida as a crusader again st child predators. Author of pedophilia guide to face charges in Florida

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Floridas total nonagricult ural employment in N ovember 2010 is 7,204,700, r epresenting an increase of 3 00 jobs (less than plus-0.1 p ercent) over the month. Floridas annual job g rowth rate is up 0.5 percent, r epresenting an increase of 3 6,200 jobs from November 2 009. Nationally, the number of j obs is up 0.6 percent over t he year. The November unemp loyment rate reflects the c hallenges our state is facing a s we slowly emerge from the n ational recession. Knowing t hat this is an uncertain time for many Florida families, our agency has been closely monitoring the discussion in Congress on an additional extension of federally funded unemployment benefits. With passage of the legislation last night, we are prepared to immediately begin processing payments as soon as the president signs the bill, said AWI Director Cynthia R. Lorenzo on Friday. Overall, the healthcare sector continues to show the most growth, with RNs most in demand, and statewide most of the counties with the lowest unemployment rates were those with relatively high proportions of government employment. Hendry County with 17.9 percent was the highest unemployment rate in Florida in November followed by Flagler County at 16.6 percent, Hernando and St. Lucie counties posted 15.2 percents each. Other counties with the highest unemployment rates were experiencing continued weakness in construction. There are 55 Florida counties with double-digit unemployment rates in November, up from 48 the previous month. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 22,, 2010Page 7A SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pmCall us today: 863.385.3497 You may Hear Better Tomorrow SAY WHAT? 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PRICE BLINDS SERVICE LIMITED SPACE CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better GradesMARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467Best After School Program in SebringFREEPICKUP from: Kindergarten Learning Center, Cracker Trail, Sun-N-Lakes, Woodlawn, Fred Wild, Memorial, Hill Gustat, Sebring Middle/High Located on Kenilworth Sebring*Some Restrictions Apply Life Care, Not Day Care Octavio Gabriel Cisneros, 20, of Wauchula, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Oscar Antonio Cisneros, 18, of Wauchula, was charged with possession of liquor by person under 21 years of age, first offense. Maurice Tyree Edwards, 39, of Sebring, was charged with attempted burglary of an unoccupied structure or conveyance. Christian Thomas Fencl, 21, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cannabis, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Kevin Bryant Fogle, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with petit theft. Roy Allen Hill, 28, of Lake Placid, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Joshua Clifford Hindman, 31, of Sebring, was charged with withholding support, nonsupport of children or spouse. Jesus Ponce Juarez, 34, of Sebring, detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Linda Winell Koranda, 39, of Avon Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and DUI and damaged property. Mackenzie Alexis Lee, 21, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Leon Jevon Miller, 30, of Lake Placid, was charged with sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of church; and possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of church with intent to sell. Timothy Wayne Morris, 38, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church with intent to sell; sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Alvin V. Randolph, 34, of Sebring, was charged with resisting or obstructing officer without violence; and petit theft, prior conviction. Ronald Williams, 38, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense. Continued from page 2A They will also have the capabilit y to add Flash, Rodriguez said, m eaning the Web site option of a dding video and multimedia for e nd users. Rodriguez was not clear on the s pecific details of the programming t hat was taking place, such as the o ther features that are available with Joomla like e-mail list services or the potential advertising that is touted on the Joomla Web site www.joomla.org, stating that he was not the one specifically doing the design. We subcontract that out to a friend of the family, he said, but was not forthcoming on further details. Tietjen, however, was excited about the changes that ultimately give the community more access to the citys workings. This is the first time that we have updated the Web site since we started it, Tietjen said. I am glad that we have a local company working on it. The new site will have the same address for those who wish to follow the updates. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A munity greening. One of Keep America Beautifuls most effective tools is the work of our grassroots network of affiliate organizations, which has an impact on millions of Americans each year, said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Matthew M. McKenna. Our affiliates are providing real solutions to problems like litter, graffiti, illegal dumping and other community blights. By engaging people of all ages in community improvement efforts, Keep Highlands County Beautiful is represented among the best in promoting the values Keep America Beautiful espouses nationally. The Keep Highlands County Beautiful Board of Directors consists of local business, county and city government officials who vo lunteer their time and energy to pr omote the ideals of the Ke ep America Beautiful System. T he board meets every other month a nd has been responsible for beautific ation projects county-wide. T he most recent project was the co nstruction of Welcome to Highlands County signs along t he north and south U.S. 27 corrid or entrances into the county. Keep America Beautiful, In c., established in 1953, is the nation s largest volunteer-based communi ty action and education organizatio n. With a network of more than 1,2 00 affiliate and participating organiz ations, Keep America Beautif ul forms public-private partnershi ps and programs that engage individ uals to take greater responsibility f or improving their community env ironments. For additional inform ation, visit www.kab.org. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER County unemployment continues to rise Keep Highlands County Beautiful earns honor City of Avon Park revamping Web site Associated PressMIAMI Florida has gained two c ongressional seats, according to U .S. Census data released Tuesday, g iving the Sunshine State even more i nfluence in presidential elections a nd in Congress. Florida is currently the fourth m ost-populous state with 25 cong ressional districts, following C alifornia, Texas and New York. That number will jump to 27, the same as New York, which is losing two seats. With 18.8 million residents, up nearly 3 million from 2000, Floridas population is still slightly shy of New Yorks 19.4 million. Under the Electoral College system, states get a vote for every congressional district, plus their two Senate seats, which means Florida will go from 27 votes to 29. Still, because California and New York are considered safe Democratic states and Texas a safe Republican state, Florida is the largest swing state. First of all, its going to make Florida even more influential in presidential elections, said Florida International University political science professor Dario Moreno. Florida picks up two House seats in new Census

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Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error. Cancellations: When a cancellation is called in, a KILL number will be given to you. This number is very important and must be used if ad failed to cancel. All ads cancelled prior to scheduled expiration date will be billed for complete run unless a KILL number can be provided. ADD A BORDER ATTENTION GETTER LOGO For Just A Little More And Make Your Ad Pop! AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10342GCS BAC FLORIDA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. US GENERAL HOMES, CORPORATION, COLIN TONGS a/k/a COLIN E. TONGS, and UNKNOWN TENANT I, UNKNOWN TENANT II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The East 41.10 Feet of Lot 4, in Block 20, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 3330 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33872 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the hour of 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 5th IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 08-00314 DIVISION: ONEWEST BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. ANDRES LEON, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 1, 2010, and entered in Case No. 08-00314 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which OneWest Bank, FSB, is the Plaintiff and Andres Leon, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth ins said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 15, IN BLOCK 144, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION ELEVEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 314 ENOS AVE., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k December 15, 22, 2010 Internal Revenue Service Public AuctionUnder the authority in Internal Revenue Code section 6331, the property described below has been seized for nonpayment of internal revenue taxes due from Jesse & Sonia Baldwin. The property will be sold at public auction as provided by Internal Revenue Code section6335 and related regulations.Date of Sale: January 4th, 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 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 08001323GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 29th day of November, 2010, and entered in Case No. 08001323GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSILY PANIKULANGARA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RITA SKARIA; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A EXHIBIT ``A'' A portion of Tract ``A'', SOMERVALE DOWNS, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 35, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Tract ``A''; thence South 00 degrees 28' 40'' East, along the East line of said Tract ``A'', a distance of 1,659.90 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 00 degrees 28'40'' East along the East line of said Tract ``A'', a distance of 441.98 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, a distance of 985.83 feet; thence North 00 degrees 24'41'' West, a distance of 441.98 feet; thence North 89 degrees 48' 25'' East, a distance of 985.32 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 435,600 square feet or 10.00 acres, more or less. Subject to and together with a 50 foot nonexclusive ingress and egress easement described as follows: A portion of Tract ``A'', SOMERVALE DOWNS, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 35, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Tract ``A''; thence North 89 degrees 48' 25'' East along the North right of way line of West Josephine Road and the South line of Section 35, Township 35 South, Range 28 East, a distance of 961.34 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence North 00 degrees 24' 41'' West, a distance of 1,743.38 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, a distance of 542.16 feet; thence North 00 degrees 22' 41'' West, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 48' 25'' East, a distance of 1,134.26 feet; thence South 00 degrees 26' 40'' East, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, a distance of 542.16 feet; thence South 00 degrees 24' 41'' East, a distance of 1,743.38 feet to a point lying on the North right of way line of said West Josephine Road and the South line of said Section 35, Township 35 South, Range 28 East; thence South 89 degrees 48' 25'' West, along said South line, a distance of 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 143,879 square feet or 3.30 acres, more or less. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), disabled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 or Telephone (941)471-5313 not later than five business days prior to such proceeding. Dated this 3rd day of December, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 15. 22, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-10-1412 DEBORAH FARACE GARCIA, Petitioner, and, JOSE M. GARCIA CUEVAS, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jose M. Garcia Cuevas YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Deborah Farace Garcia, petitioner, 13895 Hwy 27 North, Lake Wales, Florida 33895, on or before January 19, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED: December 14, 2010. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Kathy Whitlock As Deputy Clerk December 15, 22, 29; January 5, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-480 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT W. MacEWEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (summary administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Robert W. MacEwen, deceased, File Number PC 10-480, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was July 29th, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $66,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name and Address Elizabeth M. Brannigan 6 Fogg Road Buxton, ME 04093 David W. MacEwen 194 Warren Road Townsend, MA 01469 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is DECEMBER 15, 2010. Person Giving Notice: Elizabeth M. Brannigan 6 Fogg Road Buxton, ME 04093 David W. MacEwen 194 Warren Road Townsend, MA 01469 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Person Giving Notice 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com December 15, 22, 2010 As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-001493 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2005-3 Plaintiff, vs. DAHLIA M. HAYLES; ROY A. REID; RAFAEL BUILDERS, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale ated December 1, 2010, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-001493 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 2005-3, is Plaintiff and DAHLIA M. HAYLES; ROY A. REID; RAFAEL BUILDERS, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; 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 24th day of January, 2011, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 17, BLOCK 33, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, 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 2nd day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000062 NATIONAL CITY BANK SBM TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO Plaintiff, vs. DIMITRIOS LINARDATOS; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED 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 Defendants. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated December 9, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000062 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONAL CITY BANK SBM TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO, Plaintiff and DIMITRIOS LINARDATOS 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., January 5, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 251, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 9th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Machalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 December 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000618 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. EUGENIA RITERS A/K/A EUGINIA RITERS; AND BROINISLAVA OTZELNAIS A/K/A BRONIASLAVA OTZELNAIS. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated December 15, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000618 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff and EUGENIA RITERS A/K/A EUGINIA RITERS; AND BROINISLAVA OTZELNAIS A/K/A BRONIASLAVA OTZELNAIS 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., January 12, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, OF EDGEWATER POINT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 17th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 December 22, 29, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1080 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.AMY BROWN, a/k/a Amy A. Brown, FRANKLYN BROWN, CAPITAL ONE BANK and CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: AMY BROWN 1072 Upper Paradise Hamilton, Ontario L9V2B6 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 22, MORNING SUN MANOR, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 46, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1215 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.TINA CHAMBERLAND, a/k/a TINA CHAMBERLAND and PETER CLAUS JUISTEN, her husband, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Tina M.Chamberland a/k/a Tina Chamberland and Peter Claus Juisten Resident & Address Unknown Last Known Address 15 N. Prospect Ave. Avon Park, FL 33825 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 10, in Block 66, TOWN OF AVON PARK, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of DeSoto County, of which Highlands County was formerly a part, lying in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals 1000 Announcements HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER THE NEWS-SUN

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CARPENTER DEPUTY CLERK December 22, 2010 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001281 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE LXS 2006-18N TRUST FUND Plaintiff, vs. ALRICK G. MCBEAN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALRICK G. MCBEAN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR ONEWEST BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B.; SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 15, 2010, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001281, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE LXS 2006-18N TRUST FUND is Plaintiff and ALRICK G. MCBEAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALRICK G. MCBEAN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONS SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR ONEWEST BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B.; SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE 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, AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 12th day of January 2011, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 23, OF SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 55, 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 17th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 22, 29, 2010 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1996 FORD 1FMDU34X3TUA77002 ON JANUARY 4, 2011, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 December 22, 2010 from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 3rd day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 15, 22, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 08-001011-GC-S WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF ELIZABETH GLENN, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST ELIZABETH GLENN, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED; PERNELL GOODMAN; LINDSEY LAVONNE GLENN; BOBBIE JEAN JONES; ISABELL GLENN WILLIAMS; DERICK LARON MCRAE; DARIUS GLENN, A MINOR; ELSIE GLENN, A MINOR; and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the herein named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses,or other claimants; TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2, the parties intended to account for the person or persons in possession; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; CLERK OF COURTS, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 2, 2010, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described as: LOT 1 AND 9, BLOCK 2, LUCAS LAKE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1529 LUCAS DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 11:00 o'clock a.m., on December 30. 2010. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, the style of which is: SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, as Successor By Merger To Big Lake National Bank, Plaintiff, vs. EDUARDO J. PEREZ, MARITZA VIDAL PEREZ a/k/a MARITZA V. PEREZ, husband and wife, FINANCIAL SERVICES SUPPORT GROUP, IN., and TRANSATLANTIC BANK, a Florida Banking Corporation, Defendants. and the docket number of which is: GCS-10-634, Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 4th day of January, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Highlands County Courthouse located at 590 South Commerce Avenue, in the City of Sebring, Florida, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOTS 19, 20 AND 21, BLOCK 4, LAKE GROVE'S CO'S ADDITION TO LAKE STEARNS, FLA., ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 9th day of December, 2010. BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK December 15, 22, 2010 the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCIA TERESA LOCKLAR, and described as follows: Lot 19, in Block 2, of SMOAK BROTHERS ADDITION, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 25, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 176 McCoy Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Real Property Tax identification number is: C-06-37-30-110-0020-0190. DATED on December 3, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 15, 22, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC-10-350 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCIA TERESA LOCKLAR, SECURITY PACIFIC FINANCE CREDIT CORP., BANK ONE DAYTON, N.A.; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND A GAINST THE HEREIN NAMED 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, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCIA TERESA LOCKLAR, dated the 1st day of December, 2010, in Case No. 10-350-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and JOSEPH L. HESTON; MARCIA L. HESTON, n/k/a MARCIA TERESA LOCKLAR are the Defendants, I will sell to IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-785-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GLORIA BATALLA; SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION, INC.; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENA NT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, GLORIA BATALLA, dated the 1st day of December, 2010, in Case No. 10-785-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and GLORIA BATALLA is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 30th day of December, 2010, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendant, GLORIA BATALLA, and described as follows: Lot 3, Block 4, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 346 Tern Avenue, Sebring, FL 33872 Real Property Tax identification number is: C-35-34-28-010-0040-0030. DATED on December 3, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, Y OU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 15, 22, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2010-CA-000233-A BRAMIC, LLC DEFINDED BENEFIT PENSION PLAN, Plaintiff(s), vs LISA LONG A/K/A LISA ANN LONG, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to that Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale Date, dated December 16, 2010, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Sebring Courthouse basement in the Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 in accordance with F.S. 45.031., at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of January, 2011, the following described real and personal property: Lots 24, 25 and the Southeasterly 10 feet of Lot 26, Block 190, WOODLAWN TERRACE, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 96, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID S-20-34-29-150-1900-0240 Street Address: 1055 Bellevue Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 Dated this December 16, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk December 22, 29, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10343GCS BAC FLORIDA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. US GENERAL HOMES, CORPORATION, COLIN TONGS a/k/a COLIN E. TONGS, and UNKNOWN TENANT I, UNKNOWN TENANT II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The West 38.90 Feet of Lot 4, in Block 20, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 3334 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33872 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the hour of 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 13th day of January, 2011, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 590 South Commerce Ave., in the Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. A NY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 14th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp December 22, 29, 2010 day of January, 2011, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 590 South Commerce A ve., in the Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. A NY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 10th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak December 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAfamiliar pattern is starting to emerge as Lake Placid claimed itsthird victory in a row Monday night. Like a hunter stalking its prey, the Dragons seem to take it slow, sizing up their victims early, taking things slow for a while and then pouncing for a late kill. Mondays 50-41 non-district win at LaBelle played out that way, just as district wins last week over McKeel and Frostproof had. On the strength of two Kirk Veley threes and a Devonta Chisolm triple in the first Period, Lake Placid was up 17-12. They held the lead throughout the second, but didnt extend it much and a late run by the Cowboys closed it to 28-26 at the half. The third period saw the Dragons get seven points from Andre Wilson, on a three and two hoops inside, and push the lead to 42-37 heading into the final eight minutes when they soon stepped it up. We picked up our defensive intensity in the fourth and held them to four points, head coach David Veley said. Devontray (Fleming) was able to get a couple easy runouts and hit a couple free throws to help us pull away. Fleming and Kirk Veley would each tally 14 points to lead the team with Andre Wilson adding 13 to put three in double figures. We got balanced scoring from the three seniors and Nevada (Weaver), Kirk, Andre and Tray all did a nice job on the defensive boards, coach Veley said. We still had some times when we would get a nice lead and By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Red D evils started late but fini shed strong with their d efense in their 89-69 win o ver Lakewood Ranch M onday night. We came out a little slugg ish at the beginning, and it s howed, said Alvin Conner, A von Parks assistant coach. We came out a little better i n the second quarter. When w e play defense, we are hard t o deal with. When we started p laying defense in the second q uarter, we did well, Conner said. The Mustangs, a District 10-4A school from Bradenton, c ame out hitting hard and led t he Red Devils 15-14 by the e nd of the first period. Avon Parks Marcus D ewberry led the Devil o nslaught hitting 30 points f or a team and a game high. By the end of the half, the D evils were out front 43-32, l ed by Dewberrys quick h ands and feet. Marcus Dewberry was on f ire. When we defend, we p lay our style of basketball. T hat forces the other team off o f their game. This was one o f the better games for us, we p layed strong defense, SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, December 22, 2010NASCAR This WeekPage 4 B MyFWC.com The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed at least six panther depredations since the beginning of December in the Golden Gate Estates area of Collier County. In the past week alone, panthers have killed several goats and a pig. Other depredation reports have come from the Immokalee area. Some of the most recent depredations occurred on properties less than threequarters of a mile from each other, off Golden Gate Boulevard, according to the FWC. Over the past weekend, four goats were killed east of Everglades Boulevard. At the time of all the depredations, the domestic animals were not secured in predator-proof enclosures. When FWC biologists receive a depredation complaint, they visit the depredation site within 12 hours, as directed in the Interagency Florida Panther Response Plan. While at the site, biologists provide residents with information about living near panthers, make husbandry recommendations and advi se them of the state and feder al laws that protect the enda ngered Florida panther. Vigilance is the key to protecting peoples pets an d livestock, said Mark Lotz, a biologist on the FWCs pa nther team. Livestock, su ch as chickens, goats and hog s, should be secured in enclos ed structures at night. Electr ic fencing also can be an effe ctive predator deterrent. Ca ts and small dogs should be kept indoors, particularly at night. If you live near panther s, there is an increased chan ce you may see one. If yo u encounter a Florida panthe r, the FWC recommends: Avoid crouching or ben ding down; Do not run or turn aw ay from the panther; Stand up tall and face t he animal; Make eye contact; Do whatever you can to appear larger; and Fight back if attacked. Public safety is t he FWCs top priority, sa id Capt. Jayson Horadam, wi th FWCs Division of La w Enforcement. We ask th at people living near panthe rs be informed, cautious an d aware of their surroundings . FWC works to protect livestock from panthers Red Devils run past Mustangs Avon Park89Lkwood Ranch69 News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Marcus Dewberry fires this pass ahead but did his share of scoring as well, netting 30 in Avon Parks Monday win. Courtesy photo Sebring bowler Thomas Watson, along with assistant coach Cindy Darling and head coach Joe Stacy, were featured guests on Ed Lynchs Sports Talk show on Saturday, Dec. 18. Watson bowled a 268 game against Lake Wales this past season. Sports Talk airs live each Saturday immediately following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM. Scheduled guests for the Dec. 25 broadcast are Sebring wrestling coach Josh Miller and Avon Park wrestling coach Ed Brown. Sports Talk takes to the lanes See AP, page 3B Lake Placid50LaBelle41 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Kirk Veley notched his second straight double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in Mondays win at LaBelle. MCTpho to First baseman Carlos Pena showed his gratitude toward the Rays organization and its fans in taking out an ad in Mondays St. Pete Times. Associated PressST. PETERSBURG Former Rays slugger Carlos Pena wants Tampa Bay fans to know how much he enjoyed his four seasons with the ALEast champions. Less than two weeks after agreeing to a $10 million, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, Pena said goodbye to Rays supporters in an ad in Mondays St. Petersburg Times. Pena noted the Rays were the worst team in baseball when he joined the club in 2007. Ayear later, they won t he first of two division titles an d made an improbable run to the World Series. The first baseman said t he turnaround showed hi m more than ever that anythin g is possible if I believe it to be with all my might. He also thanked team of ficials for believing in him. Pena hit 144 homers an d drove in 407 runs in four se asons with Tampa Bay. He batted .196 with 2 8 homers and 84 RBIs th is year. Pena says goodbye to Rays fans Dragons win third straight See LP, page 3B Special to the News-SunEmmitt Smith, Warren Sapp, Deion Sanders NFL football greats who can all trace their experiences back to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Football Classic that takes place tonight at Firemens Field. Sebrings Devin Clark and Avon Parks Alonzo Robertson will be joining to p seniors from the Panhandle to the Keys and all points in between in this, the 56th ye ar of the prestigious contest. With the FACABaseba ll Classic calling Sebring it s annual home, area residen ts can now get a look at futu re gridiron stars in their ow n backyard. Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m. FACAFootball at Firemens

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New Year Golf BenefitSEBRING ANew Years golf tournament to benefit Eddie Bateman will tee off Saturday, Jan. 15 on the Deer Run course at Sun N Lake. The four-person scramble format will kick off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $55 per person/$220 per team. There are also sponsorships available. AGold sponsorship is $1,000 and gets four hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ASilver sponsorship is $500 and includes two hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ABronze sponsorship gets two hole signs and a banner and a single hole sponsorship, for $100, gets one hole sign. There are also single sponsor donations available for $25. For more information, contact Jady Prescott at 381-2117 or jady_52@hotmail.com.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 and basic tactics in a positive learning environment. All campers will receive individual and team instruction from Coach Kim Crawford and members of the 2010-11 Lady Panthers. Crawford is a three-time college AllAmerican and played professionally in Europe, on the Bud Light Professional Beach Tour for Team Nike and on the Pro California Grass Tour. She has been trained by many Olympic coaches and looks forward to sharing her vast volleyball knowledge with all camp 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 volleyball site. Click on volleyball camp, print out Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms. Mail Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms as indicated 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 England1220.857446303 N.Y. Jets1040.714295259 Miami770.500239261 Buffalo4100.286273353 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis860.571381342 Jacksonville860.571319365 Tennessee680.429322282 Houston590.357333386 North WLTPctPFPA x-Pittsburgh1040.714307220 Baltimore1040.714324253 Cleveland590.357252271 Cincinnati3110.214281362 West WLTPctPFPA Kansas City950.643322281 San Diego860.571388260 Oakland770.500353330 Denver3110.214292415NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Philadelphia1040.714412339 N.Y. Giants950.643360288 Washington590.357268343 Dallas590.357354396 South WLTPctPFPA x-Atlanta1220.857369261 New Orleans1040.714354270 Tampa Bay860.571280290 Carolina2120.143183350 North WLTPctPFPA Chicago1040.714293242 Green Bay860.571333220 Minnesota590.357244314 Detroit4100.286308329 West WLTPctPFPA St. Louis680.429258295 Seattle680.429279363 San Francisco590.357250314 Arizona4100.286255370 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Thursdays Game San Diego 34, San Francisco 7 Sundays Games Kansas City 27, St. Louis 13 Dallas 33, Washington 30 Tennessee 31, Houston 17 Carolina 19, Arizona 12 Philadelphia 38, N.Y. Giants 31 Detroit 23, Tampa Bay 20, OT Cincinnati 19, Cleveland 17 Buffalo 17, Miami 14 Indianapolis 34, Jacksonville 24 Baltimore 30, New Orleans 24 Atlanta 34, Seattle 18 Oakland 39, Denver 23 N.Y. Jets 22, Pittsburgh 17 New England 31, Green Bay 27 Mondays Game Chicago 40, Minnesota 14 Thursdays Game Carolina at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. Saturdays Game Dallas at Arizona, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26 Tennessee at Kansas City, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Chicago, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 1 p.m. Washington at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Denver, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Cincinnati, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 New Orleans at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston224.846 New York1612.5717 Philadelphia1116.4071112Toronto1018.35713 New Jersey820.28615 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami219.700 Atlanta1812.6003 Orlando1611.593312Charlotte918.3331012Washington719.26912 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago169.640 Indiana1314.4814 Milwaukee1016.385612Detroit 919.321812Cleveland820.286912WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio243.889 Dallas225.8152 New Orleans1612.571812Houston1315.4641112Memphis1216.4291212Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah209.690 Oklahoma City199.67912Denver 1610.615212Portland1514.5175 Minnesota623.20714 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers217.750 Phoenix1314.481712Golden State918.3331112L.A. Clippers821.2761312Sacramento520.2001412___ Sundays Games Boston 99, Indiana 88 New Jersey 89, Atlanta 82 L.A. Lakers 120, Toronto 110 Houston 102, Sacramento 93 Detroit 111, New Orleans 108, OT Phoenix 113, Oklahoma City 110 Mondays Games Atlanta 91, Orlando 81 Utah 101, Cleveland 90 Indiana 94, New Orleans 93 Washington 108, Charlotte 75 Dallas 98, Miami 96 San Antonio 118, Phoenix 110 Portland 106, Milwaukee 80 Houston 121, Golden State 112 L.A. Clippers 113, Minnesota 90 Tuesdays Games Oklahoma City at Charlotte, late Dallas at Orlando, late Philadelphia at Chicago, late New Jersey at Memphis, late Golden State at Sacramento, late Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Cleveland at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at New York, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New Jersey at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia22854911787 Pittsburgh221024611079 N.Y. Rangers201414110591 New Jersey9212205898 N.Y. Islanders61861865104 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal19122408772 Boston17114388968 Ottawa141743281106 Buffalo13164308495 Toronto121742875102 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Atlanta1911543115100 Tampa Bay1910442104109 Washington191244210499 Carolina15134349099 Florida15160308578WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit20844410588 Nashville1796408379 Chicago1814339111103 Columbus16133358290 St. Louis15125358291 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver19844210178 Colorado1910442121105 Minnesota15134347991 Calgary141733191100 Edmonton121452984108 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas20103439590 Anaheim181544096106 San Jose171153910094 Los Angeles18121379075 Phoenix15107378993 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sundays Games Dallas 4, Detroit 3, OT Chicago 3, Los Angeles 2 Washington 3, Ottawa 2 Colorado 3, Montreal 2 Mondays Games Atlanta 6, Toronto 3 Florida 5, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 6, Phoenix 1 Anaheim 3, Boston 0 Tampa Bay 5, Carolina 1 Vancouver 3, St. Louis 1 Minnesota 4, Calgary 1 Tuesdays Games Anaheim at Buffalo, late St. Louis at Atlanta, late Calgary at Columbus, late New Jersey at Washington, late Montreal at Dallas, late Los Angeles at Colorado, late Edmonton at San Jose, late Wednesdays Games Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Florida at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Mondays Scores Alabama 67, Alabama A&M 62 Appalachian St. 65, W. Carolina 50 Baylor 82, Clemson 40 Charleston Southern 71, Mercer 68 ETSU 76, Campbell 61 Elon 61, Davidson 60 Florida 95, Alabama St. 38 Georgia Southern 67, Samford 66 James Madison 82, Virginia 80 Louisville 65, Nebraska 51 Mississippi St. 61, MVSU 49 N.C. State 86, Florida A&M 60 Richmond 69, William & Mary 59 Savannah St. 53, S. Carolina St. 32 Stetson 79, Youngstown St. 67 Tulane 78, Louisiana-Monroe 67 UCF 92, Jacksonville 59 UCLA 81, East Carolina 67 UNC-Greensboro 71, Furman 61 Wake Forest 60, Md.-Eastern Shore 51 Winthrop 54, Maine 51BASEBALLAmerican League CHICAGO WHITE SOXAgreed to terms with RHP Jesse Crain on a three-year contract. Named Joe McEwing manager of Charlotte (IL), Bobby Magallenes manager of Birmingham (SL), Julio Vinas manager of Winston-Salem (Carolina), Tommy Thompson manager of Kannapolis (SAL), Ryan Newman manager of Great Falls (Pioneer), Pete Rose Jr. manager of Bristol (Appalachian) and Devon White baserunning instructor. CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with OF Austin Kearns on a one-year contract. National League HOUSTON ASTROSAgreed to terms with UT Bill Hall on a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with INF Josh Fields on a minor league contract. SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with INF Orlando Hudson on a two-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSAgreed to terms with RHP Guillermo Mota on a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSAgreed to terms with OF Rick Ankiel and RHP Ryan Mattheus on one-year contracts and RHP Joe Bisenius, RH Tim Wood, 1B Michael Aubrey, INF Brian Bixler, OF Jeff Frazier and OF Jonathan Van Every on minor league contracts.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBAApproved the board of governors has approved the sale of the New Orleans Hornets to the league.FOOTBALLNational Football League MINNESOTA VIKINGSPlaced G Steve Hutchinson on injured reserve. Signed QB R.J. Archer from the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSWaived C Donovan Raiola. Signed TE Nathan Overbay from the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NHLSuspended N.Y. Islander F Matt Martin for two games and announced he will forfeit $6,792.12 in salary for delivering a blind-side check to the head of Phoenix F Vernon Fiddler in a game on Dec. 18. BOSTON BRUINSReassigned D Cody Wild from Reading (ECHL) to Providence (AHL). MINNESOTA WILDRecalled D Marco Scandella from Houston (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILSRecalled D Matt Corrente from Albany (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORSReassigned G Mike Brodeur to Binghamton (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGRecalled G Cedrick Desjardins from Norfolk (AHL).COLLEGEALBERTUS MAGNUSAnnounced the addition of men's and women's lacrosse as club programs for the 2012 season and full varsity teams for the 2013 season. BOSTON COLLEGESigned football coach Frank Spaziani to a two-year contract extension through the 2015 season. GEORGIA SOUTHERNNamed Lindsey Vanderspiegel women's soccer coach. INDIANANamed Doug Mallory and Mike Ekeler co-defensive coordinators. KENT STATENamed Darrell Hazell football coach. LA SALLEPromoted Michelle Serabian to assistant director of athletic communications. MARYLANDFired football coach Ralph Friedgen. MINNESOTANamed Bill Miller assistant head coach and linebackers coach, Jeff Phelps defensive line coach, Pat Poore wide receivers coach, Rob Reeves H-backs and tight ends coach and Jim Zebrowski quarterbacks coach. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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 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 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. TUESDAY,Jan.4: Boys Basketball at McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.McKeel, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Tenoroc,6:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Tenoroc,6:30 p.m. T T E E N N N N I I S S W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2N N H H L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Texas at Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Missouri at Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . Xavier at Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Georgetown at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Diamond Head Classic Teams TBA . . 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 W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Maaco Bowl Boise State vs. Utah. . . . . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 22, 2010Page 3B 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 With Warm Wishes From Our Family To YoursMay the spirit of Christmas reside in your heart and home this holiday season and beyond. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. C onner said. Avon Park, usually a seco nd half team, pulled away f rom Lakewood Ranch 74-46 b y the end of the third, and p ut pressure on the inside g ame using Alonzo R obertson against the boards. Robertson ended the night w ith 19 points, as did teamm ate Reggie Baker. Lakewoods Tim G reenmoyer was in double f igures with 18 points, able t o hit from the inside or outs ide at will. Bret Hanewich also netted d ouble digits with 15 points. When we play defense, e verything else falls into order. Buckets come easy, and the points add up, Conner said. In the past we have these little runs and kind of take ourselves out of the game with little mistakes. Defense won the game for us. This was good win for us. We played consistently for a change. We made the other team make mistakes. We are headed in the right direction, Conner added. The team will have a few days to savor the win and celebrate the holiday before heading to Santa Fe Tuesday and Wednesday of next week for the Hitchcock Basketball Challenge. Continued from 1B AP heads into holiday with win News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Reggie Baker heads up court ahead of Lakewood Ranchs Tim Greenmoyer Monday night. then look like we got selfish and too some poor shots, made some bad decisions. But hopefully we can keep learning from it and getting better. Now 5-4 on the season, 3-4 in district play, Lake Placid h as the rest of the week off and w ill have the weekend to enjoy t he holiday before heading to Disney for the KSAHolid ay Tournament next week. Continued from 1B LP to Disney next week News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Nevada Weaver worked inside for six rebounds in Mondays win at LaBelle. HIGHLANDS WOMEN High Game Marie Frost . . . . .202 High Series Marie Frost . . . . .484 HOUSEWORK DODGERS High Game Kay Gray . . . . . .184 High Series Kay Gray . . . . . .513 HEARTLAND MIXED High Games Cindy Darling . . . .257 Steve Tomek, Jr. . . .256 High Series Joe Stacy . . . . . .720 Cindy Darling . . . .616 MIXED NUTS High Games Willie McGowan . . .244 Valerie Bradbeck . . .178 High Series Ted Watson . . . . .682 Kay Gray . . . . . .557 HIGHLANDS MEN High Games Mark Davis . . . . .257 Ron Meyer . . . . .257 High Series Mark Davis . . . . .725 SENIOR SAINTS High Games Jim McLaughlin . . .267 Jo Shook . . . . . .234 High Series Jim McLaughlin . . .628 Jo Shook . . . . . .580K K e e g g e e l l B B o o w w l l i i n n g g C C e e n n t t e e r r L L e e a a g g u u e e S S c c o o r r e e s s By ANTONIO GONZALEZ Associated PressORLANDO Central F loridas banner year has hit a nother milestone. UCF cracked the APTop 2 5 for the first time in school h istory Monday, checking in a t No. 24. New coach Donnie Jones h as the Knights at 10-0 and o ff to their best start since m oving up to Division I in 1 984. This season they have b eaten No. 20 Florida, Miami a nd South Florida. UCFs football team also e arned its first ranking in the A Ppoll this season and won C onference USA. The national recognition is a big boost for a program s eeking an invitation to a B CS conference in all sports, e specially as the Big East e xplores expansion. UCF cracks AP poll for 1st time at No. 24 MCTphoto Marcus Jordan leads UCF to first AP ranking.

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Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, December 22, 2010www.newssun.com If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com Kyle Busch one of the 50 dirtiest athletes in history? Come on. Hes no Conrad Dobler. Tire testing in Daytona ended with rave reviews for the tracks new surface. Time will tell. What were they supposed to say? Daytona will never truly be another Talladega. Even if it isnt bumpy anymore, its still much narrower than its so-called sister track. According to Mark Martin, tire wear wont be an issue in the Daytona 500. Some have even suggested that it could be possible to go the whole distance on one set of tires, though that is extremely unlikely to happen with any competitive, well-funded team. Included in the tax compromise that recently passed Congress is a $40 million plum for capital improvements at motorsports facilities. Though we dont know yet how or if the Chase will be amended, we do know that pit-road changes already implemented in the Truck Series will be extended to Nationwide and Sprint Cup. The changes involve the elimination of a catch can and one less crewman crossing the wall during stops. It will take six, not seven, to service a car (or truck). Though last weeks Daytona testing was conducted by Goodyear, many teams seized the opportunity to try out ethanol, next seasons fuel blend. Scott Speed on the $6.5 million lawsuit he led after being cut loose by Team Red Bull: They cant say, Well give you three more years and then, at the end of the season, say, Just kidding. Jimmie Johnson won the Driver of the Year award, selected by a panel of journalists, for the fourth time in ve years. The runner-up this time was drag racer John Force. Whos hot: Carl Edwards isnt just riding a two-race win streak into 2011; hes portraying Gen. John B. Gordon in an HBO production, To Appomattox. ... Its said that Travis Kvapil is heading back to the Camping World Truck Series, which may be a good thing since he is a former champion looking for a competitive ride. Whos not: Jimmie Johnson had to settle for second, to Drew Brees, this year in The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year voting. ... A website, Complex Media, listed Kyle Busch as one of the 50 dirtiest athletes in history. C. Edwards Were going to put it back in the hands of the drivers and, boys, have at it and have a good time. Thats all I can say. Robin Pemberton NASCAR vice president of competition, January 2010, Concord, N.C. As a kid growing up, this is what you dream of, being able to win the Daytona 500. Jamie McMurray, after doing so, February 2010, Daytona Beach, Fla. Jimmie (Johnson) is a good friend of mine, but theres no way of getting around how lucky they are. Kevin Harvick February 2010, Fontana, Calif. The (Johnson) is testing my patience. Im hard to get mad, and Im (ticked) off. Jeff Gordon April 2010, Talladega, Ala. They think right now the sport is selling itself because the racing has been phenomenal. Gordon May 2010, Dover, Del. The fans, then, is what its all about. We wouldnt be here without the fans. There wouldnt be a Richard Petty. There wouldnt be a NASCAR. Petty, May 2010, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, N.C. I dont know what his deal is with me. Its probably not his fault. His wife wears the firesuit in the family and tells him (Harvick) what to do. Joey Logano June 2010, Long Pond, Pa. Who said it was over? I told you it wasnt over. Denny Hamlin, October 2010, Martinsville, Va. No offense to him (Johnson), but somebody else needs to win. Everybody but them wants somebody else to win. I like Jimmie as good as anybody, but for the sake of the sport, one of the two of us (Harvick, Hamlin) needs to make something happen. Harvick, October 2010, Talladega, Ala. Youve watched them (Johnsons team) play mind games with people in the past, and Im completely immune to that. Mike Ford Hamlins crew chief, November 2010, Fort Worth, Texas. People tell me they hate me, but they respect me, and thats always cool. Johnson November, after winning his fifth consecutive championship. V E R S U SThis one is unlikely to go away. Busch felt as if Gordon had been knocking him around all year and responded by, in effect, knocking Gordon out of the Chase. Gordon complained that he would have preferred that Busch deliver the big payback early in the coming season. It could be that he will, since Busch doesnt apparently think the slate is clean. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: Neither driver made much noise in the Chase, perhaps in part because they were paying too much attention to each other.KURT BUSCH VS. JEFF GORDON Kurt Busch Jeff Gordon By Monte DuttonNASCAR This Week Travis Pastrana has been successful in supercross, motocross, free-style motocross and rally cars. Now hes testing the NASCAR waters with seven 2011 Nationwide Series races in a partnership with Michael Waltrip. Could Pastrana bring with him a sizable contingent of young X Games enthusiasts? I really think that it depends on results, he said. Theres a lot of expectation from a lot of people, and especially coming from the motocross industry and that kind of thing. A lot of the motocross industry is saying: Why would you go from Rally, which seems really exciting, to NASCAR, which, when you just look at it, youre just turning left. But, honestly, NASCAR is the top form of racing, maybe in the world, definitely in the United States. Its the highest level of competition, everyone is so close, and I think, as a competitor, there is no greater thrill than to put yourself against the best. Toast of the state South Carolinas outgoing lieutenant governor, Andre Bauer, presented the states Palmetto Patriot Award to Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning, as well as the states NASCAR legends: David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Bud Moore and Cotton Owens. The award was also presented posthumously to former track president and NASCAR executive Jim Hunter. Since 2004, Chris Browning has presided over Darlington Raceway and has led the granddaddy of superspeedways through some of the most trying economic circumstances the track has faced, said Bauer. He is a superb businessman and a great friend. NASCAR is one of South Carolinas longest standing corporate partners, and with an estimated annual economic impact of over $50 million, one of the most important. Champions largesse In partnership with Lowes Toolbox for Education, Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and wife Chandra have donated over $650,000 to schools through the drivers foundation. The recipients include schools in California, Oklahoma and North Carolina. New life Memphis Motorsports Park was sold at auction on Dec. 14 for $2,233,000, by Dover Motorsports to a Florida investment group that plans to reopen the facility. The track has hosted NASCAR and NHRA events in the past and reportedly has national events ready to announce. Pastrana latest to migrate to NASCAR racing By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekThe winner of the 2010 Daytona 500, Jamie McMurray, said the next one is going to be even better. McMurray, after testing last week on Daytona International Speedways fresh pavement, said, The track is really good. Its going to be a different race than what weve had in the past. The cars are going to stay bunched up a lot better. With the amount of grip the track has, the way the tires are not falling off at all, it will be twoor three-wide, really hard on the drivers and spotters for 500 miles. Goodyear conducted the first tire tests at the 2.5-mile track since the paving project was completed. Last years race was delayed by makeshift patch-up projects that developed during the running of NASCARs most prestigious race. Everybody is happy with the project, added Jeff Burton. Its going to be a Talladega-style race, for sure, versus what weve seen at Daytona. Its an impressive surface, said Kurt Busch. Theres been a lot of hard work done. According to 2000 champion Bobby Labonte, changes dont necessarily mean that the racing is going to be easier for drivers. Passing is probably going to be more difficult in a lot of ways because you have to figure out the line. The spotter is probably going to be more important than ever, judging for you, helping, because you cant see through the car (in front), he said. Labonte also said he thinks the changes pit road was also widened will help underdogs. As far as the paving goes, whether its going to bring parity up, well, of course its going to bring parity up, said Labonte. Everybody has more grip. Theres less you can do to the race cars, and theres less that the bumps will affect a car thats got all the tools to work with at their shop. Its going to affect them (well-heeled teams) less than a guy who comes out here by the seat of the pants and says, Weve got to change this and this. The parity will be better just because of that.Paved With Good IntentionsEarly verdict in about Daytonas paving improvementsJohn Clark/ NASCAR This WeekAfter potholes appeared in the season-opening race of 2010, Daytona track officials moved quickly to repave for the next season Stewarts Prelude to the Dream Is NearingThe seventh-annual Prelude to the Dream, an all-star dirt late-model race at Tony Stewarts Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, benefits childrens hospitals through the Tony Stewart Foundation. Applications are now being taken from childrens hospitals across the United States. Such facilities have until Jan. 21 to return a completed application, which can be downloaded at www.TonyStewartFoundation.org. NASCAR superstars Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards are just a few of the drivers, along with Stewart, who have participated in past Preludes. The 2010 event even featured action sports stars Travis Pastrana and Ricky Carmichael, along with IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan. For more information about the 2011 race, go to www.PreludeToTheDream.org. S t t P l d t Feb. 18 ...............................Daytona Feb. 25 ...............................Phoenix March 12 .......................Darlington April 2 ...........................Martinsville April 22 .............................Nashville May 13 ...................................Dover May 20 ..............................Charlotte June 4 ..................................Kansas June 10 ...................................Texas July 7 .................................Kentucky July 16 ......................................Iowa July 22 ..............................Nashville July 29 ................ORP, Indianapolis Aug. 6 ..................................Pocono Aug. 20 .............................Michigan Aug. 24 ..................................Bristol Sept. 2 ..................................Atlanta Sept. 16 ..............................Chicago Sept. 24 ...............................Loudon Oct. 1 ................................Kentucky Oct. 15 ................................Las Vegas Oct. 22 ..............................Talladega Oct. 29 ..........................Martinsville Nov. 4 ......................................Texas Nov. 18 .........................Homestead2011 SPRINT CUP SCHEDULEFeb. 12 .....................Bud Shootout Feb. 17 .....................Gatorade Duel Feb. 20 ...............................Daytona Feb. 27 ...............................Phoenix March 6 ..........................Las Vegas March 20 ...............................Bristol March 27 ............................Fo ntana April 3 ..........................Martinsville April 9 .....................................Texas April 17 ............................Talladega April 30 ..................................Richmond May 7 ..............................Darlington May 15 ...................................Dover May 21 ........................All-Star Race May 29 ..............................Charlotte June 5 ..................................Kansas June 12 ................................Pocono June 19 ..............................Michigan June 26 ..............................Sonoma July 2 ...................................Daytona July 9 .................................Kentucky July 17 ..................................Loudon July 31 ......................... Indianapolis Aug. 7 ..................................Pocono Aug. 14 ......................Watkins Glen Aug. 21 .............................Michigan Aug. 27 ..................................Bristol Sept. 4 .................................Atlanta Sept. 10 ...........................Ri chmond Sept. 18 ..............................Chicago Sept. 25 ...............................Loudon Oct. 2 ......................................Dover Oct. 9 ...................................Kansas Oct. 15 ..............................Charlotte Oct. 23 .............................Talladega Oct. 30 ................................Martinsville Nov. 6 ......................................Texas Nov. 13 ...............................Phoenix Nov. 20 ............................Homestead2011 CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SCHEDULE DAYTONA REPAVEMENT Hamlin McMurrayThese are among the Quotes of the Year as determined and circulated by NASCAR: This Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.Getting Your NASCAR News and Tire EatersDear NASCAR This Week, I dont get a lot of NASCAR news. Do you put out a magazine or a newspaper that I can order? Since they took off the second half of the season and put it on cable, I cant watch it and I am a real NASCAR fan. Is there any NASCAR news I can order? Stephen Pereira Jamestown, Calif. This page is syndicated in newspapers and is unavailable as a publication of its own. Many racing-related publications are in circulation, and we suggest that you look in bookracks at local businesses or the magazine sections of stores like Walmart. Dear NASCAR This Week, NASCAR has done a great job on driver safety and Sprint (Cup) car design, but something must be done about the weapons on the front corners of the cars, those tire eaters that shread and tear through rubber with ease. Lets not sacrifice safety for speed. Bob Ohning Evansville, Ind. Were not sure what you mean. Are you suggesting that stock cars not have fenders? Martin

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LAKE PLACID Dec. 1 1, Marge Perry coordinated t he Saturday morning Trash a nd Treasure Sale, which was o pen to the general public. E ach table was purchased by t he residents for $3 in order t o display the items that were o n sale. We had a total of 21 t ables for the public to view a nd rummage through. D espite the cold weather, the r esidents who did purchase a t able to display their items d id quite well. Dec. 12, we had our M ilitary Soup and Sandwich. T he committee served french o nion soup or chicken noodle s oup and a meatball sandw ich. The Military committ ee served 138 residents. On h and to entertain the group w as Lorraine Garner, who p layed military themes and C hristmas music on her a ccordion. Dec. 13, we had our coed c offee and get together. Our c offee makers were Carol O ldham and Ingrid Taft; P eggy Sue Teague was our e mcee. Before introducing P ark Manager George Susco, P eggy told one of her jokes to w arm up the group. George told the group that t he office will be closed the F riday before Christmas and N ew Years. He welcomed s everal of the returnees back. H e also reminded everyone t hat the speed limit througho ut the park is still 15 mph. S o if you have company over t he holidays, please remind t hem because we have children who visit and older kids on bikes, lets keep everyone safe. Peggy Sue asked the returnees to stand and tell us where they were from: Heurtha Thomson from Canada, Barbara and Phil from Vermont, John and Shirley Woodruff from Michigan, Carol and Skip Tonkin from New Hampshire, Jerry and Sandra Anders from Indiana. Everyone applauded, welcoming everyone back. Carol Noel told everyone that the committee mailed out 20 Christmas boxes to our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and other oversea bases. They also mailed 31 gift checks to our military troops. Carol also told everyone that Jean Jenson is still in Pennsylvania and has had surgery. She has Jeans address posted on the bulletin board. Barbara Knight fell and was hospitalized. Charlie Prices sister, Ruby, passed away. We just learned that one of our older residents who moved to Pennsylvania just passed away. She has Thinking of You sheets for all to sign to mail to the resident or the family. Jim Hogan told the residents that the next Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 8. The cost is $3 and is served from 8-10 a.m. Please bring your place settings. Brenda Knoche wanted the residents to know how wonderful the Trash and Treasure went Saturday. Through everyones generosity we were able to donate to other charitable organizations in Lake Placid such as Manna, Nu-Hope and Redlands Christian Migrant Association. She also thanked Marge Perry for donating the monies that everyone paid to have a table at the Trash and Treasure Sale. She asked her committee and a few husbands to stand and be recognized for all their support. Joan Rau told the group that the Christmas dinner tickets are on sale and can be obtained from Carolyn Reece or herself. They are $6 each. This will be a baked ham dinner with real mashed potatoes and all the trimmings. It will begin at 4 p.m. If you do plan to bring anything, make it appetizers or fingerfood. The chorus will provide entertainment following the dinner. Rick Knoche will be taking pictures for the directory on Tuesday or Thursday. He said he would go to the home if the person was homebound. Mike Collier told the residents that he will be issuing membership cards for the homeowners association. The cost is still only $10. Everyone should join even if you only live here five or six months during the year. Charlie Price said to the men that the Mustangs will be having their lunch out at Beef OBradys in Lake Placid on Dec. 21. Peggy Sue told the ladies that their Lunch Out will be Dec. 21 at the Tea Room and Golf Resort in Sebring. Peggy Sue read off the birthdays and anniversaries from Dec. 12-19. Marilyn Cromer provided the music since Laura Bailies son-inlaw just passed away. We sang Happy Birthday to Marjorie Bowser and Joan Albertin and Happy Anniversaries went out to Jim and Judy VanCamp and Cleadus and Shirley Rose. Dec. 14 we had 25 ladies attend the coffee. Eunice Brown was our emcee and assisted Doris True by making the coffee. We had eight of the ladies make the 36 cookies to exchange with one another. This was fun, selecting various sizes and shapes of cookies as well as the recipes. The very same day we had our salad bar luncheon. There were lots of warm dishes and plenty of hot coffee and tea. We had 35 attend.Woodhaven Estates bridge scoresSEBRING Here are this weeks bridge scores for Woodhaven Estates: Party Bridge First place, Marilyn Bauer; and second place, Doris Sorgen. Duplicate Bridge: Tying for first/second places were Eric and Sandra Wickstrom; Louise Perkins and Bu rt Laskin. Third place, D ee Hayes and Jeanne Sisso n; and fourth place, Bill Tedfo rd and Pauline Biggerstaff. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 22, 2010Page 5B 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 SEAMLESS GUTTERS Specials5 INCH GUTTERS$2.99PER LINEAR FOOT6 INCH GUTTERS$3.99PER LINEAR FOOTMany Colors Available CELEBRATIONS Damien BarnettGrayMelissa Barnett and Curtis Gray of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Damien Armand, at 9:45 a.m. on Dec. 2, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Damien weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Valerie Ames of Sebring. Paternal grandmother is Vivian Gray of Sebring. Rylee BlantonKara and Bradley Blanton of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Rylee Ray, at 8:39 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Rylee weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Pat and Carlos Pablo. Paternal grandparents are Eugene Blanton and Linda Brown. Cameron BrockAmanda Ford and Kevin Brock of Fort Meade announce the birth of a son, Cameron Lane, on Dec. 9, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Cameron weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ruby and Freddie Richardson of Fort Meade. Paternal grandparents are Bessy and Melvin Brock of Avon Park.Annaleise ButlerCourtney Hamilton and Christopher Butler of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Annaliese Rain, at 1:32 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Annaliese weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Lynn Madison and Robert Hamilton of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are David and Dana Butler of Sebring.Zamyah CooperTameka Baldwin of Avon Park and Jaquarius Cooper of Columbia announce the birth of a daughter, Zamyah, on Dec. 2, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Zamyah weighed 5.5 pounds and measured 18.5 inches in length.Bryan Contreras Tiffany Clanton and Santos Contreras of Wauchula announce the birth of a son, Bryan Jeronimo, at 2:58 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Bryan weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 17 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Gerald and Pam Clanton, Jama and Lester Vickery of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Anna Contreras of Zolfo Springs.Emily LopezJanira Cerapio and Ruben Lopez of Avon Park announce birth of a daughter, Emily Janei, at 11:56 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Emily weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Aurelia and Venancio Cerapio of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Linda Patterson and Salamon Lopez of Avon Park.Kylie LunaDanielle Fields and Leonardo Luna of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter, Kylie Mari, at 11:39 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Kylie weighed 7 pounds and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tammy Simon and Christopher Fields. Paternal grandparents are Norma Luna and Carlos Rolando Luna.Alexa RodriguezSamantha Olmos and Ray Rodriguez of Wauchula announce the birth of a daughter, Alexa Khloe, at 5:34 a.m. on Dec. 13, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Alexa weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ruben and Brenda Olmos o f Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are Reyes Rodriguez and Genevieve Valdiviez of Wauchula.Giuliana TagleRafaela and Frank Tagle o f Okeechobee announce the birth of a daughter, Giuliana Gabriella, at 10:10 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2010 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Giuliana weighed 10 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 22 inches in length. Maternal grandfather is Rafael Salazar of Belle Glade. Paternal grandmother is Jesusita Tagle of Okeechobee.Zachary WolfeAngie and George A. Wolfe IVof Frostproof announce the birth of a son, Zachary Isaac, on Dec. 14, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Zachary weighed 8 pound s, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Lori and John Gallegos. Paternal grandparents are Mary and Troy Thorlton and George A. Wolfe III. Births Mr. and Mrs. William LockeWilliam F. and Malta Locke celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 21, 2010 with their children and grandchildren. Bill and Malta moved to Sebring in 1969 and retired after 30 years of service in the educational systems of Highlands County. Malta retired from The School Board of Highlands County and Bill retired from South Florida Community College. Mr. and Mrs. William Locke 50th Anniversary EdmondAir Force Airman 1st C lass Iram Edmond g raduated from basic m ilitary training at L ackland Air Force Base, S an Antonio, Texas. The airman completed a n intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air F orce core values, physic al fitness, and basic w arfare principles and s kills. Airmen who complete b asic training earn four c redits toward an associa te in applied science d egree through the C ommunity College of t he Air Force. He is the son of JeanC laude and Eliana S. E dmond of Sebring.MontgomeryAir Force Airman E van N. Montgomery g raduated from basic m ilitary training at L ackland Air Force Base, S an Antonio. The airman completed a n intensive, eight-week p rogram that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, p hysical fitness, and b asic warfare principles a nd skills. Airmen who complete b asic training earn four c redits toward an associa te in applied science d egree through the C ommunity College of t he Air Force. He is the son of John a nd Monica Montgomery o f Lake Placid. He gradu ated in 2006 from Lake P lacid High School. Military News Edmond Montgomery Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Randall L. Severn of Avon Park recently earned an award for logging 100 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association Horseback Riding Program. The program recognizes and rewards AQHAmembers for time spent with their American Quarter Horses in activities such as trail rides, working cattle, pleasure driving and simply riding. Aunique aspect of the program is its simplicity. Current AQHAmembers complete a program application and pay a one-time $35 enrollment fee. Each enrollee receives an official AQHAlog sheet to record their hours driving or riding an American Quarter Horse. Participants need not own their own horse, but all official hours must be accrued with a registered American Quarter Horse. AQHAactively encourages horseback riding as a recreational activity that can be enjoyed alone or shared with family and friends. Visit www.aqha.com or call (806) 376-4811 for more information. Severn logs 100 hours in AQHA riding program CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births, engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year increments. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Tropical Harbor Estates B y Barbara Kelleher 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. Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155

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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. T ODAY 50 Plus Singles C onnection is an activities c lub for all persons over 50. M embers gather for dinner at v arious local restaurants and h ave other activities. The g roup meets at Beef OBradys o n the last Wednesday of each m onth at 6 p.m. Call 452-1669. Adult Children of A lcoholics and D ysfunctional Families. New L ife Group meets W ednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at G race Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. C all 446-0461. For details on t he organization, go to w ww.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. Call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club b uilding, corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street, Avon P ark. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the fourth Monday of t he month at the Sebring D aybreak Office from 7-8:30 p .m. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship G roup meets 7 p.m. Call 3819 005 or 381-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. t he second and fourth W ednesday at the club, 12921 U .S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554 007.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. Call the 24hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Members meet at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday for a business meeting and dinner. Make dinner reservations by calling 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Spaghetti dinner on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. Call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jims Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Herons Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Call 471-3557. Sebring Kiwanis Club meets noon, Homers Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 3814410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 6995444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 and Auxiliary travel to Royal Care Nursing Home in Avon Park the last Wednesday. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimers Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 3853444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts, an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 6553274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last years dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m. at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Chapter 260 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. Call 4654345. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorns, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. Call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT), a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Master Gardeners of Highlands County meets 9 a.m. every fourth Thursday at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center, Sebring. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). Call Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 773-5714. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, call Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Ridge Area Writers meet at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcome. Call 465-5254. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays, 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has enrollment at 8 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98 East, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 3823735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sweet Adelines Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-2:30 and plays bingo at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours ar e from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Better Breathers Club Support Group This American Lung Association affiliated group meets the last Friday of each month, at 12:0 0 pm in Conference Room 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun n Lake Blvd. Contact Mike Napper, RRTat (863)402-345 0 for more information. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m., EZ Intermediate classe s are at 10 a.m., and Intermediate classes are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflectio n on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Ca ll Julie at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-1 1 a.m. Friday. For more informa tion, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Ca ll 471-0559. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours begin ning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.5 0 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Hi-12 Club meets at noon on the fourth Friday at the Lake Placid Elks except in June, July and August. All Masons and their ladies are welcome. Call 465 3038. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-1 1 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. Call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. Mor e information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club play s at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Sebring. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish basket s from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. Call 6554007. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, December 22, 2010www.newssun.com COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 22, 2010Page 9B STAINMASTERBRAVADO TEXTURE$330sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERIMPECCABLE PLUSH$379sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERWESTMINSTERBERBER$359sq ft installed w/pad POWER ALLEYPLUSH$259sq ft installed w/pad EVANSTONBERBER12x15 Ft$225sq ft installed w/padOUTDOOR CARPET69sq ft TARKETT LAMINATE$199sq ftVisit our 10,000 sq. ft. Showroom Today!NEW FLOORS For the HOLIDAYS!StainmasterCARPETSALE ARE A RUGS TOO! Special to the News-SunSEBRING The GFWC W omans Cub of Sebrings s ewing group has completed i ts annual Dress-A-Doll/Bear p roject. Betty Podmore is the c hairman of the group; many c lub members and volunteers m et over the summer to comp lete the task. More than 850 lady-hours h ave been spent on this e ndeavor. The adorable outf its would rival any sold in a d epartment store. The 100 dolls and 84 bears w ere purchased by Highlands I ndependent Bank and The S alvation Army. About two w eeks before Christmas, The S alvation Army picks up the d olls and bears from the b anks exhibit and they dist ribute the toys to underprivil eged children in the commun ity. The dolls and bears have added to the enjoyment of many children over the years and shows the generosity of the Womans Club to the community during the Christmas season. Dolls and bears on display at HIB Courtesy photo The GFWC Womans Cub of Sebrings sewing group has completed its annual Dress-A-Doll/Bear project. The 100 dolls and 84 bears were purchased by Highlands Independent Bank and The Salvation Army. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS TOPS FL 487SEBRING The Dec. 15 meeting of TOPS 487 after chair exercises 10 TOPS and eight KOPS gave the pledges. Lorraine Thompson was welcomed to the meeting. Best Loser was Leslie Maschue and last weeks Best Loser, Bette Gillett, lost this week to receive the $1 coupon. Carolyn Patterson and Carol DeArmitt each received charm bracelets for losing six weeks in a row. Yes-yeses for cold weather: portion control, hot oatmeal, rice with peanut butter, hot V8 (spice or regular) in place of soup. The 25-cent contest had nine winners at 50 cents each and Leslie Maschue unwrapped the first wrapper on the Attendance Box. Carolyn Patterson and Leslie Maschues program on How to be on a cruise for 28 days and not gain weight. Following the meeting was the Christmas party at Dots Restaurant with 19 attending. Christmas favors bookmarks with the pledges and 10 Commandments for Happiness. The center pieces were won by Ginna Meissner and Alice Bowen. The Dec. 22 meeting will be a weigh-in only starting at 9 a.m.TOPS FL Club 632SEBRING This TOPS Club meets every Monday at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour. For more information, contact Judy OBoyle at 260-0831. The program, Tis The Season, was presented by Barbara Huff, who said it is especially difficult to maintain weight losses during this season of the year. Christmas is a season of love, peace, joy and temptation. She gave several hints to aid in staying on diets. When eating out, maintain Portion Control. If possible, ask for a salad plate for the entree. If a smaller plate is not available, leave a onehalf-inch space around the perimeter of the plate when putting food on it. Dont go to parties hungry, eat a piece of fruit, celery or carrots before leaving home. After the program, Karen Goodwin called the ro ll with 31 members presen t. The Best Loser of the We ek was Ethel Emanuel. T he monthly report was al so given and weight loss f or the month of November w as excellent. The Best Loser of the Month was Dolor es Guzanowski. Vi Christi an and Guzanowski bo th received a gift certificate f or losing four weeks in a ro w. I Can charms for renew ing membership at a low er weight this year were pr esented to Dottie Annis an d Mary Hulsey. Yes-yeses f or the coming week are apple s, cauliflower and boiled egg s. Ruth Snyder received h er five-year KOPS pendant. Jo Ann Edson said that t he Christmas tree contest w as off to a good start and t he extra stars for next we ek may be earned by those wh o drink plenty of water, st ay for the meeting and lo se weight this week. The club will not have a meeting on Mond ay between Christmas and Ne w Years. The Christmas par ty was next Monday an d weigh-in would be he ld from 12:30-1:10 p.m., wi th the party beginning at 2 p.m. Snapshots Courtesy pho to The Avon Park High School Show Choir, directed by Joy Loomis, performed for a memorial ceremony Dec. 5 hosted by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks when they recognize their members who have died in the past year. The oration was presented by the Rev. George Neel from Zolfo Springs. APHSChoir sings for Elks Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 initiated nine new members in December (front row, from left) Jerry DeArmitt, Eugene Kissner, Jerald Manley, Lori Griffin and Inez Alfeo; (back row, from left) Melvin Wills, James Meranski, Ralph Young and James La Count. New Elks in Sebring Courtesy photo Girl Scout Brownie Troop 524 completed their Brownie Quest Badge with a community service project. The girls held a coat drive and collected over 70 jackets to keep the kids of Highlands County warm this winter. The jackets w ere donated to the Childrens Advocacy Center in Sebring. Pictured are: Nikki Varner, Abby Tollison, Zoe Stanley, Isabella Spivey, Mikyla Berish, Gretchen Giller and Cassidy T urner. Not pictured: Libby Bassett. Brownies hold coat drive CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 3856155,ext. 516. ALTASTUBMASHERMCCL SHAMTUTUASPERAALAE HARPSPEEDTHINSISTERS ESPANADOZENSSITARS NASSAUOHIOLINEN GLOBALHARMINGSTS ASPSIVAESCORTADHOC SPAMSUMERACHESEERO SARILAXDDAYABLEST TRACHEAAMOIDECREPIT HASTEMANAGEMENT DESERTEDLANABROILER EMILIEGILTRCANOTE BALLREINASPOREGOAL RIVESINGRAMAGALPLY ALEHINGEDVICTORY RHINEELOITRIAGE ETHANSTHERESHITMEN READYTOHEARMAGICHAND GEREELOISEOBOEALOE ONESPARREDSCARDEAD CROSSWORDSOLUTION

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Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO F oursquare, a popular locat ion-sharing service for smart p hones, is now letting you u pload a photo of that tasty b urger youre about to bite i nto. You can also let your f riend know, through a comm ent on his recent check-in at a bar around the corner, that y oull meet him when youre d one chowing down. Photos that you upload with c heck-ins will only be viewa ble by your friends on F oursquare and other social n etworks with which you s hare your Foursquare data. T hose could include F acebook and Twitter. You can also upload photos t o go with tips or the location i tself such as to show a c ool vintage sign on a buildi ngs facade. Those will be a vailable for anyone using F oursquare to see. Only your friends on Foursquare and friends of your friends will be able to view comments. Foursquare is one of a growing number of startups that let users broadcast their location to friends and strangers using a phone application. By far the biggest among them is Facebook, which recently introduced Places. Foursquare has more than 5 million users, who check in more than 1.5 million times each day. DearAbby: Im pretty s ure my husband is addicted t o adult porn movies. We h ave several pornographic D VDs in the house and I can t ell when they have been m oved. He denies hes w atching them, so conf ronting him again will only m ake him more angry and p ossibly push him underg round. Our sex life, which used t o be grand, has become a lmost non-existent. Do you h ave any suggestions? Suspicious in Florida DearSuspicious: Yes. R ather than accuse your husb and of being a porn addict, s tart a discussion about what h as happened to your sex l ife. He may need to be e xamined by his doctor to d etermine if his problem c ould be physical. If that i snt the case, then marriage c ounseling with a licensed t herapist might help. However, it doesnt seem l ikely to me that a man who v iews only several adult D VDs is a porn addict. Porn addicts are usually glued to their computers at every available spare moment. DearAbby: I am married for the second time and have two lovely stepsons in their early 20s. Recently they told me that my sister Gloria (age 55) had asked them to remove their shirts during a holiday event several years ago. They were teenagers at the time. She told them she wanted to at least look since she couldnt touch. After that, they no longer wanted to participate in family gatherings. For the record, Gloria has a history of poor impulse control. She takes medication for it and also to control her temper. She would verbally bait the older boy, who would then antagonize her until I stopped him from playing a battle of wits with an unarmed person. My relationship with my sister has always been contentious. She used to beat me when I was a child. She was also controlling and tried to order everyone around. Should I stop having family gatherings? Should I ask other relatives to police her? How do I confront her about the many things she has done? Or should I stop associating with her? Vexed in Virginia DearVexed: Because your sister seems unable to distinguish between what is and isnt appropriate behavior, have a talk with her and tell her what you expect from her before the next family gathering. I see little to be gained from a confrontation about what she did in the past. If Gloria manages not to start trouble at the party, continue to include her. If not, no law says you must. If you dont, be prepared for questions about her absence and answer them directly and honestly. DearAbby: I am a woman who is wondering what to say when someone calls me sir on the phone. I have heard my voice recorded, and I dont think I sound like a man. Still, it happens. It makes me feel angry and mortified. What do I say? Maam in Cinnaminson, N.J. DearMaam: You should say, For your information, Im a woman. That should clear up any confusion. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Fat, sugar and salt the triple threat found in fast food, restaurant food, packaged food, frozen food, and even some foods we prepare ourselves. Our taste buds are so accustomed to the taste and feel of this combo, that we forget what real food is supposed to taste like. So with the New Year hovering just around the corner, how about some retraining of the old taste buds? Sounds good? Great! Here are a few key points to get you started. Plan You know I love to start with a plan. Menu planning has been my lifes work for many years now and I cannot tell you how many emails, letters, and phone calls I get from people telling me what a difference menu planning has made in their lives. But remember, planning is only part of the key. I can plan menus all day long, but it is you who does the shopping and the cooking. You are the one feeding your family. When you plan your menus, you plan to cook and you have the opportunity to teach your children to eat real food. The act of cooking real food will benefit your children for years to come. Portion Control Practice serving actual true portion sizes of the foods that you make. Did you know dinner plates have grown by 25 percent since the 1970s? Consequentially so have our our serving sizes and our stomachs. When we first get serious with portion control, we may have a problem adjusting (theres not enough food!), but Ill bet youll be surprised on how little it actually takes to satisfy your body when you eat nutritionpacked foods. In the meantime, try using smaller plates to trick the eye and the stomach into feeling satisfied with smaller serving amounts. If youve developed a super-sized view of a serving size, use a measuring cup to keep track for a while until you have retrained your eye. Add Dont Subtract Instead of feeling like you are depriving yourself, add in healthy foods that you like and eat them before you eat the other foods. Youll find that you eat less of the unhealthy foods and over time you will prefer eating only the healthy foods. Astudy was done awhile ago adding in only an apple per meal to participants diets. Not only did they eat less, they lost weight. So much so, a new diet was born. Who knew? Replace Another good thing to do is to replace unhealthy foods with their healthy counterparts. For instance, you can stop buying unhealthy fats and use healthy fats such as olive o il and coconut oil in cooking. You can purchase sea salt instead of table salt. You ca n replace sugar or sugar substitutes with raw, natural, organic honey, Xylitol, or Stevia, a safe, all natural sweetener. No one is perfect all the time, but by creating a plan and doing your best each day, you will find before long that you and your fam ily are healthier, happier, an d dont miss the fat, sugar, or salt that used to sneak into your foods. Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of Body Clutter and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. 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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, December 22, 2010 FAMILYFEATURES W hen theres a chill in the air, cozy up to the table with dishes that feed the soul as well as the stomach. This melt-inyour-mouth Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Onions is a complete dinner with very little fuss. Abowl of Broccoli, Bacon and Cheddar Chowder makes a hearty lunch or simple dinner in no time. And this recipe for Quick and Healthy Potato Casserole serves up a creamy, comforting side dish from the microwave in minutes. Onions and Wisconsin potatoes add a savory quality to these three recipes. Best of all, onions and potatoes are good sources of potassium, fiber and vitamin C, and cost only pennies a serving. To find more recipes your family will savor, visit www.wisconsinpotatoes.com and www.onions-usa.org. Serves 6 1 1/4 pounds Wisconsin Yukon Gold potatoes, very thinly sliced 1 cup quartered and thinly sliced onion 1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddarcheese 1/2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning 1/2 cup stock orreduced-sodium broth 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon garlic saltSlow CookerPot Roast with Onion s Serves 4 to 6 1 (2 1/2-pound) boneless beef sirloin tip orchuck roast 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish 1 1/2 pounds yellow onions, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 pound Wisconsin red potatoes, trimmed and halved 1/2 pound carrots, trimmed, peeled and cut into 2 to 3-inch pieces 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, stripped from stems 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary (stems removed) 2 cups tomato juice 1 cup low-sodium beef broth 1/2 cup red wine (oradditional beef broth ) 2 tablespoons flour Pepperand salt to taste (optional) Trim fat from beef roast. Place roast in bottom of 5 to 6-quart slow cooker. Spread horseradish over surface of meat. Top and surround roast with onions, potatoes, and carrots. Sprinkle wit h thyme and rosemary and pour in tomato juice and beef broth. Cover and cook on high setting for 6 to 8 hours or until beef is fall apart tender Mix wine (or beef broth) with flour and pour mixture around meat in slow cooker. Gently stir flour mixture into existing sauce without di sturbing the meat. Replace cover and cook on high setting for 15 minutes or until thickened. Before serving, season with pepper and salt to taste and garnish with sprigs of rosemary.Broccoli, Bacon and CheddarChowderServes 6 8 slices bacon, chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt Dash cayenne pepper 3 cups milk 2 cups chicken orvegetable stock 12 ounces Wisconsin red skinned potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice 2 cups cheddarcheese, shredded 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon hot peppersauce, if desired 2 10-ounce boxes frozen chopped broccoli, thawed Heat large pot over medium heat. Add bacon an d cook until crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon with slotted spoon and transfer to paper towel lined plate and reserve. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat. Add butter and onion and cook for 6 minutes or until softened. Add flour and cook stirring for another 2 minutes or until foamy. Whisk in salt, cayenne pepper, milk and chic ken stock and cook until it becomes smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add potatoes and coo k for 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender In bowl, toss cheddar with flour to coat. Stir in cheese, a handful at a time, whisking after each addition until smooth. Add in hot pep per sauce if using. Add thawed broccoli and stir to heat. Do not boil. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Ladle soup into heated bowls and garnish wit h reserved bacon.Recipe excerpt used with permission. Text copyright 300 Sensational Soups Carla Snyder and Meredith Deeds 2008 Robert Rose Inc.Storage TipsOnions and potatoes pair well together in lots of recipes. They also like similar storage conditions, but can spoil if stored in proximity to each other. Follow these quick tips for the best possible shelf-life.Store potatoes and onions separately. Store onions in cool, dry, well-ventilated places, optimally, at a temperature between 45F and 55F, but not in the refrigerator. Potatoes require similar storage conditions, but they also need darkness and should kept at 50F or less to avoid sprouting. Potatoes can be stored in perforated plastic bags or paper bags to extend their shelf-life.Onions should NOTbe stored in plastic bags. Lack of air movement reduces storage life.Dont wash potatoes or onions (or any produce for that matter) before storing. Dampness will promote early spoilage.Chopped or sliced onions can be stored in a sealed container in your refrigerator for up to 7 days. Spray an 8-inch microwave-safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place 1/3 of the potatoes and 1/2 of the onions on bottom of dish and sprinkle with 1/3 of the cheese and 1/2 of the herbs. Repeat layers, then top with the last 1/3 of the potatoes, layering potatoes so that there is a solid layer of potatoes with no gaps; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Stir together stock, Dijon and garlic salt and pour over potatoes. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on HIGH for 20 minutes. Use oven mitts to remove dish from microwave; carefully remove cover from dish (due to steam build-up) and serve. Optional: Preheat oven to 400F and place casserole in oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until casserole is golden brown before serving.Quick & Healthy Potato Casserole