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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: 12-26-2010
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING No surprise in Highlands County, two brothers, Randy and Mike, enjoy fishing and hunting, in particular hunting deer. Alittle over a year ago they set up a camera on property they own to keep track of what kinds of animal life moved through. They were most interested in deer, but quickly became fascinated with the variety of animals they saw. They became more involved, investing in a better camera, building a 50-foot tower on which to mount it, burying about 100 feet of cable, and setting up a feeding station in range of the camera. Randy and Mike do not hunt any of the animals on this piece of property, which is why they asked the News-Sun not to publish their last names they are afraid someone could figure out where the camera is located. "It is actually located in Highlands County. We don't give out the exact location due to the safety of the public and to the wildlife. It is only for viewing," Randy said in a telephone interview. The brothers run a live audio/video stream all day, every day. "All of the wildlife are free-range and come and go as they please. So far the wildlife we've seen includes armadillos, bears, hogs, fox, West leads All-County volleyball teamPAGE1BDrink in some facts about waterPAGE12BFHP: 9 hurt in AP crashPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, December 26, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 157 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 65 33Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny and windy Forecast Question: Have you seen as much 'Christmas spirit' this year as in the past? Next question: Do you think Rick Scott will be a better governor than Charlie Crist? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Winifred C. Allen Age 88, of Sebring John Balchan Jr. Age 80, of Sebring Helen Kelley Age 76, of Sebring Jose Pinzon Age 88, of Avon Park Walter Steingraber Age 92, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 33.3% No 66.6% 099099401007 Total votes: 30 Chalk Talk5B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar7A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Sports On TV2B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com Critters gone wild Web cam offers window into animals' natural world Courtesy photos Still shots taken from the wildlife camera that is set up in a secret location in Highlands County. Black bears, raccoons and turkeys are just some of the animals that can be seen online. All the wildlife are freerange and come and go as they please.'RANDY camera owner By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Coun ty commissioners resched uled the approval of a tourism grant directed at South Florid a Community College in order to steer the progra m towards a more efficie nt use of the funds. John Scherlacher, wi th the Tourism Developme nt Council (TDC), presente d an application fro m SFCC to support a Sta te and Local La w Enforcement Trainin g Symposium in th e amount of $3,000. The event is schedule d for March 8-10, and the money was to pay for a speaker, at a cost of $2,000, and advertising. The application state d that the financial retu rn would be more tha n $93,000 from the 25 0 expected to attend. Commissioner Do n Elwell questioned th e timing of the even t, which is around the 1 2 Hours of Sebring. Elwe ll made it clear that he fe lt that the original missio n of tourism money was to attract business in the o ff season, typically Jun e through October, and n ot during the height of th e season. "I'm not opposed to th e TDC," Elwell said abo ut his concerns. "I am afra id this program is turnin g into an event subsidy pr ogram and not one to vis itors from outside th e county." "My concern is that if this is the season ... eve n though there might b e County questions TDC's course See COUNTY, page 3A Elwell See CAMERA, page 3A Special to the News-Sun'Twas three nights before Christmas and all through Highlands County, Santa and his elves from the Aktion Club were stirring up quite a buzz. Members of the club loaded up a van full of presents and food to distribute to five needy families throughout Sebring and Avon Park on Dec. 22. Originally, the club had agreed to help three families but the generosity was so tremendous that they adopted five all together. Four of the families have children with disabilities who are receiving services from Children Medical Services and one teen lives with his grandmother who receives services from Nu-Hope Elder Care Services in Sebring. The teen got a special shopping trip on Dec. 20 so he could pick out the clothes and shoes that he wanted. The young man was very appreciative of everything he got. Although he ran out of money after he got the clothes and shoes, the club made his holiday even brighter by throwing in some extra cash so he could get a game to play. "It was great to see him smile," Aktion Club president Ralph Meyers said. "He really wanted that game." Meyers assisted the teen in the shopping trip. On Wednesday, Meyers did not even hesitate when asked if he would don a bright red suit and white beard to be Santa Claus. He rode around town spreading cheer to all the boys and girls including some of the adults. "They were taking my picture everywhere I went," Meyers said about his new found celebrity status. "It was a good feeling to make the Aktion Club spreads holiday cheer to five local families Courtesy pho to Santa hands over a package to 2-year-old Tyler Haynie and his sister Autum, who is 5 months old, as they sit on the lap of their dad Ryan. Their mom, Tamara Miller, and Aktion Club elf Alex Lopez watch. This was really great to do and I am glad I came. This is what Christmas is all about.'SHARONCARPENTER Aktion Club member See AKTION, page 6A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Alan Jay Kia is giving six local charities the opportunity to "rock" in 2011 and win up to $1,000 during the first-ever "Rockin' In The New Year" contest. Starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3 representatives and volunteers from a half-dozen local charities will compete in a five-day rocking chair "endurance" challenge. Each four-person charity team must have one representative rocking in their chair from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. for each day of the challenge, with the finale scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7. Tag team rules apply during the day, as members can replace each other throughout the day for meals, breaks and such. "Our management team thought this would be a really fun way to welcome in 2011, plus it would serve as a great opportunity for some of our local charities to start off the new year with a little money too, stated Ari Wildstein, general manager of Alan Jay Kia. Wildstein added. "All of the charities will get a donation, no matter what place they finish." In fact, the sixth through second place teams will receive $150, $200, $250, $300 and $500, respectively, in addition to the grand prize of $1,000 for the team still rockin'at the event's conclusion. Teams may also choose to seek pledges on their own to raise even more money. Registration in the contest is free to any local Highlands County non-profit organization. Interested teams are encouraged to call Ken Hedges, Kia sales manager, at 402-4230 for registration and official contest rules. Entries will be accepted on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Alan Jay Kia is at 401 U.S. 27 S. in Sebring, and is proud to be a member of the Alan Jay Automotive Network. Featuring 10 locations and 14 unique automotive brands in Highlands and Hardee counties, the Alan Jay Automotive Network has proudly supported the local community since its inception in 1992. Annually, the team of automotive dealerships supports dozens and dozens of organizations and events throughout Central Florida, including the Wheels for A's Program, all of the area high schools, the United Way, Good Shepherd Hospice, The Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Drivers were pulling to the side of State Road 64, unable to resist taking a minute to watch an air ship practice touch and go landings at the Avon Park airport on Thursday. The airship is experimental, being developed for the Navy by Integrated Systems Solutions, Inc. headquartered in Maryland. The ship will be moored at the Avon Park Municipal Airport for a month. Pilots will be training on it during that time. Sorry, no rides or tours. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK A Florida Highway Patrol report released on Thursday updated the number injured in a Dec. 18 crash to nine. The two-vehicle crash on U.S. 27 involving a 1997 Ford pickup and a 1998 Ford minivan was ruled as weather related, according the FHP. Daniel F. BarriosGranados, 28, of Lake Placid, was heading northbound before his pickup veered across the median of U.S. 27 and collided with the van driven by Donna Darlene Boggess, 31, of Frostproof, that was in the southbound lane. Barrios-Granados suffered minor injuries, the report stated, but his passenger, Israel Trejo, 19, also of Lake Placid, was taken to Florida Hospital Heartland Division with serious injuries. Boggess suffered serio us injuries, and passeng er Rose M. Boggess, 50, al so of Frostproof, escaped wi th just minor wounds, t he report said. Five others in the v an were also hurt, includin g Moses Abanano, 44, wh o was initially taken to Florida Hospital in critic al condition before bein g transferred to Tam pa General Hospital. Marco Gutierrez, a 3year-old, was taken to A ll Children's Hospital in S t. Petersburg in serious co ndition and 1-year-o ld Alberto Castilo escaped t he accident unharmed. Herman Castilo, 27, an d Ruth Martinez, 12, both of Frostproof, each suffer ed minor injuries. The last vi ctim, Kellie Jane Bogges s, 24, had serious injuries. Charges are still pendin g based on the outcome of the investigation. FHP update says nine were hurt in Dec. 18 accident By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Two communicat ion companies announced W ednesday that they are offering e xpanded services in Highlands C ounty. AT&Tlaunched its mobile broadb and network in Sebring on W ednesday, according to Kelly L ayne Starling, public relations m anager for AT&TSouth & West F lorida Markets, and that means a dvanced services for Highlands C ounty customers. Starling claimed in an e-mail to t he News-Sun that the release w ould extend "access for advanced m obile services, devices and feat ure-rich audio and video content to l ocal customers. "With the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&Tprovides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for a great wireless voice and data experience," Starling added. The AT&Tmobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies. "Additionally, our Wi-Fi network offers more than 23,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more than 125,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&Tsmartphone customers get access to our entire national WiFi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers'monthly data plans," Starling said. More information on AT&T's mobile broadband network can be found at www.wireless.att.com CenturyLink announced Wednesday that low-income consumers in the area may qualify for assistance programs. Millie Atkins, senior analyst and government relations specialist for CenturyLink, announced that because of two government sponsored programs, Link-Up and Lifeline, low-income consumers in Florida may qualify for assistance programs that will reduce the cost of initial telephone installation and basic monthly service. CenturyLink is spreading the word about the programs to consumers to raise awareness about services that may apply for them. Link-Up helps consumers pay the initial installation costs of getting telephone service. The amount of the discount reduces up to one-half of the initial hook-up fee, up to $30, for qualified households. Lifeline provides certain discounts each month on phone bills for qualified subscribers. According to Atkins, for the subscriber to qualify, they must participate in any one of the followin g programs: Medicaid, food stamp s, Supplemental Security Incom e (SSI), Federal Public Housin g Assistance or the Low-Incom e Home Energy Assistance Progra m (LIHEAP), Head Start, the Nation al School Lunch Program's Fr ee Lunch Program, Tempora ry Assistance to Needy Famili es (TANF) or if the household's ann ual gross income is at or below 13 5 percent of the federal poverty leve l. To find out more about t he Lifeline and Link-Up programs, lo g on to the www.lifeline.gov sit e. Individuals living in a CenturyLin k service area should call 800-36 68201 or vis it www.centurylink.com/lifeline Communication giants offer more services to local residents AT&Toffers mobile broadband in Sebring, while CenturyLink to help low-income customers Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun It's not a blimp ... it's an airship Alan Jay Kia invites area charities to rock' in 2011 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community C ollege Community E ducation is offering new c lasses this spring at the H ighlands Campus. In Beginning American S ign Language I, students w ill learn to make and r ead signs; how to sign n umbers and learn the v arious ways numbers are s igned in sentences. The c lass is held from 2:304 :30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 1 1Feb. 22 and 5:30-7:30 p .m. The cost is $62. Digital Photography I w ill teach students how to t ake better pictures using e xposure compensation, a perture, and f-stop sett ings; how to create intere sting backgrounds in by u nderstanding depth of f ield. The class meets f rom 5:30-7:30 p.m. T uesdays, Jan. 18-March 3 1. The cost is $62. Aquabics is a modera tely-paced aerobic water e xercise class for toning a nd building strength in a h eated pool. Water exerc ise is easy on the joints b ut still provides resista nce. Morning and e vening classes will be o ffered Jan. 10-Feb. 28. F or detailed days and t imes, call 453-6661, ext. 7 388. Aquacize is a gentle w ater exercise class for p eople with arthritis and i s sanctioned by the A rthritis Foundation. The c lasses are held in a heate d pool. The classes meet J an. 10-Feb. 28. For d etailed days and times, c all 453-6661, ext. 7388. Work out on state-oft he-art, 10-station N autilus equipment in the N autilus class. Afitness i nstructor will design a p rogram with the stud ent's goals in mind. The c lass meets from 5:306 :30 p.m. Monday and W ednesday, Jan. 10-Feb. 2 8. The cost is $39 for the t erm. Learn the graceful art Community classes offered at SFCC in spring 2011 See SFCC, page 3A

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The money needs to be spent getting people here in the other 46 weeks of the year," Elwell said. Elwell pointed out that hotels were already sold out that week, because of the Races, and that advertising to bring in more people during that time period was not an efficient idea. "I would rather spend $100,000 or $50,000 to get every person during the Race to come back in the summer time than $3,000 to get people into Highlands County in March," Elwell said. "I am not criticizing this event. I am just saying that there might be a better way to use the dollars, especially right now. We sold it (tourism tax) to the folks of Highlands County one way, and since they approved it in 2002 we have strayed a little bit away from that." Commissioner Jack Richie asked if the event could be moved to fit in with the lull in tourism, and Commissioner Greg Harr is cautioned that he wou ld rather the event stay in Highlands County. "My concern is that if w e ask them to move, and th ey move to Polk County, an d they take that positive fina ncial impact with them ," Harris said. Commission Cha ir Barbara Stewart recom mended that all touris m grants be stopped un til members of the commissio n could meet with the TDC to bring each group onto t he same course. Continued from page 1A t urkeys, opossums, flying s quirrels, and squirrels," R andy said. He added that t here are coyotes on the prope rty, "and, of course, there is a lways a chance of seeing a F lorida panther." Randy reports they usually g et 4,000 to 8,000 views a d ay, and have more than 2 ,300 fans on their Facebook p age. He said the best time to v iew is at night. Go to w ww.FLWildlifeCam.com f or the live feed. Or go to w ww.facebook.com/flwildlif e cam Continued from page 1A Camera offers window into wild Courtesy photos Squirrels and deer can also be seen in the camera at www.FLWildLifeCam.com. The camera is on both day and night and offers night vision. County wants to meet with TDC of Tai Chi and improve your balance, flexibility, breathing, and muscle strength and control. The class meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 10-Feb. 28, and the cost is $39. In Conversational Spanish, students will learn the fundamentals of speaking and understanding Spanish. The class meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 13-Feb. 24. The cost is $62. The Creative Writing class will enhance writing skills for both fiction and nonfiction work. Focus will be on basic writing skills, creating written projects, critique for written projects, building characters and plots, and refining work. How to build a novel and market your work will also be covered. The class is held Tuesdays, Jan. 18Feb. 22 and costs $53. Basic Home Computer II will teach students the components of your PC system, the PC desktop, icons, opening multiple windows, screensavers and backgrounds. This class is for beginning computer st udents working wi th Microsoft Windows X P. Class meets from 5:30-7:3 0 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 10-Fe b. 28. The cost is $85 an d includes a book. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or cente r. The college will be clos ed for Winter Break throug h Jan. 3. SFCC will reopen o n Tuesday, Jan. 4. For mo re information, contact Laur en Redick at 453-6661, 46 55300, 773-2252, or 49 47500, ext. 7388 or 7392. Continued from page 2A SFCC sets spring class lineup News-Sun staffLAKE PLACID Aaron M. Huret, 31, of Lake Placid, was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital Wednesday evening after a crash at U.S. 27 and Ben Hill Griffin Road. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Huret was driving his 2002 Ford southbound on U.S. 27 in the outside lane, approaching Ben Hill Griffin Road behind a semi truck driven by Arthur E. Braley, 61, of Gainesville. The FHPreported Huret did not see th at Braley had slowed down to to turn rig ht onto Ben Hill Griffin Road. The front of Huret's Ford collided with the back of Braley's trailer. The FHPreport said that Huret was n ot wearing his seatbelt, but that Braley w as wearing his. Lake Placid man hurt in crash The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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F or every day there is a night. For e very belly laugh a g ood cry. For every c arefree gathering a time of hard w ork.We have just rejoiced in J esus'birth, eaten our way t hrough Christmas and i ndulged each other with g ifts. Now comes the New Year a nd its resolutions. For at least a little while, m ost of us will make a sinc ere effort to quit smoking, o r lose weight, or study harde r, or save money, or volunt eer time to a worthy cause. Here at the News-Sun we h ave professional resolut ions. The reporters resolve to p roofread more carefully, the e ditor resolves to not kill the r eporters even if a typo is m issed. The graphic artists r esolve to help improve comm unication between departm ents. The lovely ladies who g reet the public resolve to t ake ownership of problems a nd solve them. The photographer resolves to stay focused. The ad executives resolve to get their work done sooner. The carriers resolve to keep the newspaper dry, and the publisher resolves to keep our community the heart and soul of the newspaper. Here are some other New Year's resolutions we hope people take seriously. We hope party revelers on New Year's Eve resolve to appoint a designated driver. We hope Highlands County shoppers resolve to frequent more local businesses. We hope everyone resolves to turn out for the Relays for Life this spring buying food and having a good time. We hope everyone resolves to conserve water. We hope drivers resolve to wear their seat belts, signal their intentions and stop tailgating. We hope parents resolve to meet with their child's teacher. We hope people with trash resolve to not dump it in the woods. We hope people resolve to send a card to a serviceman or woman far away from home. We hope everyone resolves to have conversations, not shouting matches. We hope the governments of Highlands County resolve to live up to the spirit of Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws. And we hope all our local elected officials resolve to work together in finding fair solutions to common problems. For most of us, 2010 was difficult. Many wonderful people passed away this year. The economy continued to drag. The summer was too hot, the winter too cold. There were painful lapses in judgment, murders, and fires. The state faced severe budget cuts, and the national news was full of bickering and strife. While 2011 may be just as challenging, we hope people resolve to remember the beauty around us; to take the time to wade in a lake, or drive into the dark to gaze at the stars, or listen to the mockingbirds in the backyard. Our world is filled with splendor. We are lucky to live on and in it. Let us all resolve to remember we are a part of something much bigger than any individual person or nation. May we all resolve to be good stewards, better neighbors and committed citizens. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, December 26, 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 As I type this column, it's warm and sunny here in Central Florida. Christmas is a few days away. I view it with mixed emotions. Gone are the days when I would decorate the house and trim a tree. When I would share the excitement of two young boys as they tried to guess what they would find under the tree. When shopping for loved ones brought a smile to my lips and was a sort of an adventure. When there was a magic to the season, something you couldn't put your finger on, but it was there. When did the magic leave? Was it the year Don and I decided the hassle of taking down a tree wasn't worth putting it up? Or when the boys grew up, as boys must do, and began to view the holiday with a lack of sentiment I don't fully comprehend? Or did it depart when Christmas shopping stopped bringing me happiness and gave me hurt feet and a headache instead? When I got older, did I grow deaf and blind to the magic the season brings? I don't know. I just know I miss the magic. Oh, I know it's still there; I just have to look harder for it. But it saddens me that I have to seek it out instead of it coming to me. Maybe you're in my boat. Maybe this Christmas isn't as merry as you'd like it to be. It could be that a loved one lies ill this holiday season. Or the lack of a job means you can't give to your family as you would like. Or maybe something else is robbing you of your holiday spirit. I don't have a lot of wise words for you. All I can suggest is what I'm trying to do open my eyes a little wider, listen a little harder. The magic is there, if we'll open our hearts to it. Maybe we'll glimpse it i n the smile of a child. Or the love shining in our families eyes. Or even in finding a parking space at the mall during these last frenzied days of shopping. And in our seeking let's not forget what the season represents to so many amon g us. From Luke 2:8-14: "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keepin g watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: an d they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I brin g you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is bor n this day in the city of Davi d a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men." May your Christmas hav e been blessed with love and happiness. And may the Ne w Year bring all of you good things. Thank you for lettin g me share a bit of my life with you all these years. Your reading is a wonderfu l gift to me. Laura Ware is a Sebring re sident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady @ embarqmail.com The magic is there, if you look Laura's Look Laura Ware Some New Year's resolutions A ll seniors should attend SALT meetings E ditor: Yesterday I attended another i nformative meeting presented by T he Highlands County Triad and S .A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law E nforcement Together), which t akes place every third Tuesday at 1 0 a.m. each month either in Avon P ark, Sebring or Lake Placid. This is the one event that all seni or citizens should put on their cale ndar each month. These meetings a re designed for seniors by the s heriff's department, all three p olice departments and the SALT C ouncil. Speakers are professionals i n our community who have put a l ot of effort into addressing issues t hat impact us all. Surveys have b een passed out at health fairs and i n several neighborhoods, and the i ssues that are being discussed are t he issues that have been marked as a concern by most of us. The meetings are listed in both l ocal newspapers, and they are o pen for all of us in the hope that w e will find help and be prepared f or those issues that face all seni ors. There are scam artists out t here just waiting for us to be taken a dvantage of. Some of them are s trangers, and sadly, some of them a re our own family and/or careg ivers. Some of the issues are h ealth related, transportation, a buse, vandalism, etc. I would encourage our seniors to w atch the newspapers for meeting l ocations and times and plan to a ttend or call Janet Tindell, SALT c hairman, at 443-0747 for more i nformation. The meetings are well w orth our time (an hour at the most). My hope is that there is a standing-room-only crowd attending the next meeting. The SALT Council is not asking anything except to attend. It does not cost anything but your time. See you there. Grace A. Plants SebringNow a government of the richEditor: For the life of me, I can't understand why the American voters keep on electing multi-millionaires into office to represent us. They don't give a hoot about you and me, except at election time. All they are doing is waiting for their next million dollar bonus checks from the lobbyists of multi-million dollar corporations. They represent the millionaires, not the little people like you and me. When are the American voters going to wake up and get their heads out of the sand and stop this rape of America and the American people? Big corporations sending millions of jobs over seas and putting millions of Americans out of work because of it and trillions of dollars in debt. We have only ourselves to blame. Wake up people. Don't let the big multi-million dollar corporations pick your representatives for you, because they are already bought off by the big corporations, with millions of dollars in campaign contributions. Do you think those multi-million dollar corporations don't expect something in return? This isn't a "government of the people, for the people and by the people" anymore. It is a government of the rich, for the rich and by the rich. Don H. Streeter SebringPut the bad things awayEditor: People who hurt or lost a loved one this time of year know it is the hardest holiday to face. I lost my husband Dec. 19, 1982 a drunk driver. In 1975, I lost my handicap son's father to cancer. We miss them the heartaches make it so tough to forgive or forget. I understand how you feel. I know our Heavenly Father feels the hurt also, as we are His children and He bears our pain. But we have to give our love to Him. He will pass on our love to those we lost. We all need to pull together and know our loved ones are in a better place than we are. They're safe and all the pain is gone for them. The guardian angels that are sent to care for us are our loved ones. They wipe our tears and touch us like a breeze or a brush against our bed they're all around us. We must hold on to their love so they know we still think of them. My son is a Down syndrome and his love and caring has cost him his chance to finish his baseball. He hugged and I hear, kissed a girl. These people are the most lovable and honest kids there are. They have no hate, just love. He was chastised for loving people. It hurts me so bad to see him hurt. We had a companion but let her go. I would not let this person take him to Lake Placid. But I found someone to take Brian and I to do the games $10 a trip but this all started after this person was let go. I could not ride with them so these others took me. Then the trip was taken away from us due to lies. He did not do this. Lies hurt like a loss. We have no car to go any place so our life is left with going to none of his programs that he can go to. I know who started this. I've had a triple bypass and stint. I hurt for him. We don't have much. Those Christmas parties and riding in the float this year were taken away from him. My love and tears can't make this OK. I love my son with my whole heart and I pray that all of you can get past the hurt. I still hurt but we have to heal. I had saved up $2,220 a couple of years ago. Someone came into my apartment and took it. It was to take my son to Disney World. We will never be able to save it again. He wants to go when he's 45 and he's still a little boy at heart. He wanted to eat with Mickey and characters. We were just going to spend a week at a hotel. Like I said hurt is a sad word. Watch out for people who want to get in your life. People you don't know. God bless each of you. Try to put the bad things away and the angels will walk with you. It's tough I know but you will laugh and know you're safe. Please push the hurt way back in your heart and let the fun take over. I pray you have the best holiday ever. The biggest gift of all put the hurt away and love each other. We send love and prayers. Thank you God bless you. Patricia Hale Sebring Several help with Foundation T-shirtsEditor: On behalf of the ninth grade stu dents in the Freshmen Foundation at Sebring High School, I'd like t o thank the following sponsors for their donations for our Foundation T-shirts: Anderson Animal Clinic; Dr. Nick Ausaf; AXAAdvisors; Cutler's Pool Service; Dee's Place ; Dr. Francesco Ferretti; Fitch Global, LLC; Kent's Tax Service; Lockwood Aviation; Morris Funeral Chapel; My Jewelry Box; and Waypoints Financial. Because of their generosity, we were able to provide T-shirts for the entire Foundation class for Spirit Days. Congratulations to Paul Dawes for creating the T-shi rt design during our logo contest las t year. Our Freshman Foundation h as had a great start and hopefully wi ll continue its success as the year progresses. Ilene Eshelma n Assistant Princip al Sebring library employees are grandEditor: Merry Christmas to the employ ees of the Sebring Library for the excellent service they provide to u s the residents of Sebring. They work hard all year get little reward. Our Sebring Library is one of the finest around in Florida. I say thank you for the service you render. God bless you. Dave Ba ra Sebrin g Bouquets EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870 ; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-ma il editor@newssun.com.

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W inifred AllenWinifred C. "Winnie" A llen, 88, of Sebring died D ec. 11, 2010. Born in B rooklyn, N.Y., she moved to Sebring in 1983. She attended First Baptist Church of Sebring. She is survived by two daughters and a son, Carolyn Melf, James D avis, and Robin Mascari; a nd a grandson. Interment was at Lakeview M emorial Gardens in Avon P ark. The family suggests m emorials be sent to H ighlands County Humane S ociety, 7321 Haywood T aylor Blvd., Sebring, FL 3 3876.Helen KelleyHelen Louise Kelley, 76, o f Sebring died Dec. 23, 2 010. Born in Sebring, she h ad been a lifelong resident o f the area. She was a homem aker. She is survived by her s ons, Norman, Russell P. and D avid; daughter, Evelyn L. M cCalley; sisters, Dorthy W hitton and Ann Fayles; e ight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Afuneral service will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28,at Stephenson-Nelson Chapel, with Mike Adams officiating. Interment will be at Pinecrest Cemetery immediately following. Jose PinzonJose Pinzon, 88, of Avon Park died Dec. 23, 2010. Born in Manati, Puerto Rico he moved to Avon Park in 1978. He was a director for the United States Customs, he served in the United States Army during World War II, and he was of the Christian faith. He is survived by four sisters, a brother, three grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 in the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, with funeral service to follow at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor Juan Sanchez Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonnelsonfh.com.Walter SteingraberWalter George Steingraber, 92, of Sebring died Dec. 22, 2010. Born in Moran, Wyo., he had been a resident of Sebring since 1991. He was an electrical superintendent for a brewery. He is survived by his daughters, Gwen Morrison, Jana Elmore, and Bonnie Glaze; sons, Buck Steingraber and Thomas Steingraber; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010Page 5A Would Dad have wanted it that way?ŽServing our community since 1925. Locally owned & operated. www.stephensonnelsonfh.comSebring, FL 33870 385-0125 Avon Park, FL 33825 453-3101Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home & CrematoryPreplanning a funeral is not something you do for yourselfƒ Its something you do for your family. It spares them from making emotional decisions … decisions that may not be consistent with your own wishes. We specialize in prearrangementsƒ for your familys sake.Proud to serve Sebring, Lake Placid & Avon Park SERVICE … 6 DAYS A WEEK 2833 Hwy 27 S. € Avon Park € 453-CART (2278) Email us at: ezgotxt@aol.comAmerican Golf Cart Golf Cart BatteriesFrom $6495& Up+ Tax & ExchangeCLEARANCE2007 CartsWhile They Last! Battery Charger Repair NEW & USEDGas & ElectricGolf Carts 2-4 PassengerVehiclesReconditionedGolf Carts We Buy Old Carts John Balchan, Jr., 89, of Sebring, FL, died on September 27, 2010 of injuries sustained in a car accident June 2. He is survived by sons: Doug Balchan, his wife Jane (Castellini) of Springfield, OH, and their four children, and Daryl Balchan, his wife Patti (Dillon) of Carmel, IN, and their three children. John was born May 14, 1921, in Detroit, MI. A WWII Marine Corps veteran, he married Eleanor Marecki Balchan on Aug 24, 1946. After retirement they split their time between Michigan and Florida. His ashes will be interred next to his wife at St Michaels Parish, Remus, MI. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Dr. Eleanor Balchan Education Scholarship, Macomb County Community College, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI USA 48088. Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Carmel. JOHN BALCHAN, JR. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have NFLBig Ticket on the screen with kickoff set for 1 p.m. today. Karaoke by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Schedules subject to change; call for details. For more information, call 452-9853. The Highlands County Moose Lodge will have the 40/8 meeting at 6 p.m. The Cabane will be inside; the Voiture on the outside. For more information, call 4520579.Writers group to meet at new locationSEBRING The Florida Writer's Association group, Sebring Scribbler's and Scribes, will begin to hold meetings in the Sebring Village Clubhouse, one mile west of U.S. 27 at 4343 Schumacher Road, starting in January. The group will meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. except in February when it will be on the second Tuesday. The first meeting will be on Jan.11 with program to be announced. Membership in FWAis encouraged but not required and the public is invited. For information contact Barbara Beswick at 4029181.Shrine Ladies play BuncoAVON PARK The public (men, too) is invited to play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, De c. 28. The event is open to new or experienced players; co st is $2/person. Phone 4712425 for information.Recreation Club plans eventsSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., wi ll host the following events this week: Monday Ladies Soci al Club 1 p.m. Shuffleboard scrambles 1:15 p.m. Tuesday Bridge 12:3 0 p.m. Ping pong 3 p.m. Friday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Mini-shuffleboard tournament 1:15 p.m. COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES Allen By AMYTAXIN Associated PressHIGHLAND, Calif. Leslie Constante burst into tears when she saw a red tag slapped on her parents' garage in Highland, deeming it unsafe to enter. "My mom and dad worked so hard for this," said the 29-year-old pharmacy technician, wearing knee high rubber boots. She couldn't get inside to see how bad the damage was to Christmas presents and other belongings. Out front, two holiday reindeer were enveloped in mud several feet deep. Many California residents who endured flooding, mudslides and evacuations during a weeklong onslaught of rain must now clean up or even rebuild and some face the prospect of not being able to spend Christmas at home. The storm's push across the West left a muddy mess Thursday across Southern California and the threat of avalanches in Nevada, where Clark County officials urged residents of Mount Charleston, near Las Vegas, to leave after snow slides near two mountain hamlets. Preliminary damage estimates throughout California were already in the tens of millions of dollars and expected to rise. Astate of emergency was declared in a total of nine counties, including Los Angeles, Orange and Santa Barbara The inland region of Southern California east of Los Angeles emerged as among the hardest hit, esp ecially San Bernardin o County. In Highland, people we re literally chased from the ir homes by walls of mud an d water, leaving behin d dwellings strung with ho liday lights. They return ed Thursday to find the ir neighborhood inundat ed with mud. Five homes we re destroyed and nearly 70 ot hers damaged. Highland officials es timated the storm caus ed $17.2 million damage to homes, cars and a brid ge that was washed away. Californians start cleaning up mud, water, debris By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and ELLEN GIBSON APRetail WritersNEWYORK Holiday p rocrastinators packed stores F riday morning, grabbing t hose last few presents, snagg ing gift cards and the finishi ng touches for Christmas d inner. For stores, this 11th-hour d ash caps the best holiday s eason since 2007, and possib ly the best ever. With C hristmas falling on a S aturday this year, Friday is a h oliday for most workers. T hat allowed shoppers to hit t he stores first thing in the m orning. "I'm calling it Fantastic F riday, because I really do t hink it's going to be one of t he busiest days of the year," s aid Marshal Cohen, chief f ashion industry analyst with r esearcher NPD Group. At the CVS drugstore in D ecatur, Ga., Lisa Belcher, 4 2, was picking up a heating p ad and gift cards for "a dinn er and a movie." "I usually end up having to g et something on Christmas E ve," she said. Many still didn't know w hat they wanted. "When I walk past it, I'll k now," said Jewelyn Sanders, 5 7, of Washington, D.C., who w as looking for gifts for her t hree sisters in the linen sect ion of Macy's in downtown W ashington. She had already b ought them Wal-Mart gift c ards but wanted something m ore for each of them. Plenty of others were desp erate. "I don't have time to look f or deals," said Rob Tibbo, of H ooksett, N.H., who was fini shing up his buying at the S teeplegate Mall in Concord. T ibbo started shopping T hursday was buying his w ife a Coach bag. Astrong Christmas Eve w ould round out a surprisingl y successful holiday season for retailers. The National Retail Federation predicts that holiday sales will reach $451.5 billion this year, up 3.3 percent over last year. That would be the biggest year-over-year increase since 2006, and the largest total since sales hit a record $452.8 billion in 2007. A strong finish could even give 2010 the crown. While both are heavy shopping days, Christmas Eve draws a different breed of buyer than Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. "Those who get up and brave the cold on Black Friday are usually looking for hot items, not only to buy gifts but to score something for themselves," said Kathy Grannis, a spokeswoman for the National Retail Federation. "They're planners, and they map out what they want to buy." Shoppers who come out on Christmas Eve, on the other hand, were either waiting for the biggest discounts or they didn't have the money to spend earlier, she said. Or they just tend to dilly-dally. While many Black Friday shoppers relish the hunt, lastminute buyers are harried and focused on getting things done. At toy stores, shopping is particularly intense as parents scramble to find the perfect toy. "Stores are packed," said Jerry Storch, EO of Toys R Us, which for the first time has all stores open for 88 hours straight, until 10 p.m. Friday. "This is a big day in terms of the intensity of shopping," he said. Storch noted that shoppers are out looking for all kinds of toys, but he can't guarantee parents will find some of the season's hottest. Mattel Inc.'s Monster High line is scarce, while shoppers will probably be out of luck getting a Dance Star Mickey. And true to stereotype, procrasinators are mostly men, said Dan Jasper, spokesman for Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. Accordingly, stores push men's and women's sweaters in their circulars, while shoes and children's apparel take a back seat. Jewelry also tends to be a top last-minute gift item, though that category has been strong throughout the season. E-commerce has driven much of the holiday's spending growth, as more Americans responded to online sales and free shipping offers. For the season to-date, $36.4 billion has been spent online, a 15.4 increase over last year, according to MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse. Many people who postponed their shopping this year blame busy schedules. The number of hours U.S. workers are putting in at the office each week has been on the upswing since the official end of the recession in June 2009, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That leaves less time for shopping during the week. Procrastinators shouldn't hit too many snags, if they're open-minded. Macy's and others had plenty of sweaters and other fashions, for example. Store inventories are not as depleted as last year, when merchants scared about having too many leftovers saw some empty shelves near the end of the season. Sanders of Washington said she hadn't been able to get everything on her list. A sporting goods store she went to was sold out of New York Giants slippers and jerseys she wanted for her brotherin-law. Christmas Eve dash caps banner shopping season

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Page 6ANews-SunSunday, December 27, 2010www.newssun.com NEWYEARS EVE AT CHICANESEarly Bird Seatings … 12 Noon to 3pm Dinner Seating … 4pm 8:00pm Special Menu New Years Eve Party Seating Begins 9pm Three course dinner and the party … $75.00 per person Party alone seating after 10pm $25.00 cover charge Tapas menu availableHOTEL PACKAGESGold $211.00 per couple includes Hotel Room, 3 course dinner, party and breakfast for two New Years Day Silver Package $111.00 per couple includes Hotel Room, party and breakfast for two New Years Day.NEW YEARS PARTYFeaturing Dj Mad Max, dancing, party favors, Champage toast and one complimentary house cocktail. 3100 Golfview Rd. SebringLocated in Inn on the Lakes314-0348 c hildren happy." "This was really great to d o and I am glad I came," A ktion Club member Sharon C arpenter said. "This is what C hristmas is all about." One young couple in Avon P ark, who has two children, w ere so happy to see Santa a nd his elves with the prese nts that they had to show t hem into their home so they c ould see their newly found t ree. The father was so excite d to tell the Christmas troop t hat he found the artificial w hite tree along the road w ith lights on it. He claimed, And it worked when I p lugged it in." The club members stood a round the tree admiring it e ven though there were no o rnaments on it. They reali zed that the packages that t hey wrapped themselves m ade the tree look more b eautiful than before. The f amily agreed that the brightl y colored packages made t heir tree special. This moment was a classic j ust like what Charles S chultz wrote when he create d "Merry Christmas Charlie B rown." Jessica Rogers, a Lake P lacid mother who has four c hildren, came to her mothe r's apartment in Sebring to m eet with Santa and his e lves. As Santa jumped out of t he van, children throughout t he apartment complex began t o believe that the jolly old m an is really watching them. "You better be good, I'll be b ack Christmas Eve," Meyers s houted out to them. The group headed for the s econd floor of the complex w ith packages in their arms. A s the elevator door opened, S anta was greeted with s creams of delight and hugs. The three young boys, ages 5, 4 and 2, were patiently waiting for his arrival. The best part of Santa's night was when 5-year-old Joey Potter greeted him with a tin full of cookies. Their little sister, Adriana Cordova, was nestled in her car seat inside the apartment. The tiny little 1-month-old infant was the family's Christmas miracle. Shortly after being born, she had stopped breathing. The medical professionals were able to revive her by shocking her a defibribulator but the paddles left burn marks on her little chest. Because of all the medical needs in this family, they would not have had any Christmas gifts to put under the tree. It was the Aktion Club who stepped forward to solicit gifts, food and cash from the community to help out. Acouple members of the Sebring Kiwanis Club also helped. Aktion Club is a civic group comprised of people with disabilities. It is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. Each family received a ham and a box full of nonperishable food items as well. In addition to all the good deeds done by the members of the Aktion Club on Wednesday night, they also visited several people who are either elderly, disabled, home alone or just needing some cheer. The trip started at 2 p.m. and did not finish until after 9 p.m. One special visit was made as the group stopped to see one of their own members for a birthday surprise. Sara Canali, Aktion Club treasurer, was home with her grandparents in hopes of having a couple friends over for a party. Unfortunately, the guests did not come because her grandparents had been fighting a cold. "This is great that you stopped by because Sara is down in the dumps. This will cheer her up," her grandfather Tom Canali said as he greeted Santa and his elves at the door outside. Sara was grinning from ear to ear when she saw her friends. She could not resist having a photo taken with Santa. Her party plans got canceled and her birthday cake still sat on the table. The Aktion Club members then decided to make their friend's birthday a happy one. They finished their holiday travels and came back to help Sara celebrate her big day. They sang, ate cake and shared a lot of good stories about their adventure that night. As Santa and his elves rose from the table, they rubbed their tummies and wished everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Continued from page 1A Courtesy photo Karlo Lopez, age 1, receives a gift from Santa Claus as his mom Jasmine holds him. A neighbor Maria Concepcion (in back) watches as Aktion Club elf Sharon Carpenter helps Santa. Courtesy photo Santa gets a special treat as 5-year-old Joey Potter, of Lake Placid, hands him a cookie. Aktion Club members Sandra Harper and Alex Lopez watch. They brought several presents to Joey and his family. Aktion Club plays Santa for families Special to the News-SunSouth Flori da Community College 's Community Educatio n Department is offering a 12-hour Advanced Driv er Improvement Course f or drivers who wish to ha ve their driver's license rei nstated or those that we re ordered by the court to d o so. The course will be he ld from 5:30-9:30 p.m Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 1 820 at the SFCC DeSo to Campus, 2252 N.E. Turn er Ave., Arcadia. Pre-registr ation is required and the f ee is $124. Aseries of Safe Drivin g Accident Preventio n Program (SPAPP) cours es for drivers who ha ve received a traffic citatio n will also be offered. The four-hour cours es will be held from 5:30-9:3 0 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 at the SFCC DeSoto Campu s, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:3 0 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at t he SFCC Hardee Campus. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $37. Aseries of Alcohol Dru g Accident Preventio n Training (ADAPT) cours es for first-time driver 's license applicants will be offered in January. The four-hour cours es will be held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the SFCC DeSo to Campus, 8:30 a.m. to 12:3 0 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at t he SFCC Highlands Campu s, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Saturday, Jan. 22 at t he SFCC Hardee Campus. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $3 2. Participants may register in Building B on t he Highlands Campus or at any SFCC campus or ce nter. SFCC offers driver classes

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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 any c hanges in this listing by calling 3 85-6155, ext. 516; send any c hanges by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests only. P ost is at 528 N. Pine St., S ebring. Call 471-1448. Inerstate chapter of A .B.A.T.E. meets the last S unday of every month at The B lue Crab, 825 Ridgewood Dr., S ebring at 11 a.m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. Call 4 65-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualified g uests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. L odge phone number 4520 579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3827 731. No dues, fees or weighi ns. For details on the organizat ion, go to www.oa.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. C all 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 o ffers NASCAR racing in the p avilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open a nd kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. L odge is at 11675 U.S. 98, S ebring. Call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 plays euchre at 1:30 p .m. and E&J Karaoke is from 4 :30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2 011 SE Lakeview Drive, S ebring. Call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant P resbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 3 14-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 6:30 p.m. at R osewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 S outh, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at S t. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. C all 202-0647. American Legion Placid P ost 25Lake Placid has shuff leboard at 1 p.m. Lounge h ours are 12-9 p.m. Call 4657 940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Happy h our from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711 448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts a t 7:30 p.m. for members and g uests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes A ssociation has shuffleboard a t 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. T he clubhouse is at 2714 N autilus Drive in Avon Park. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake P lacid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 4020177 for guest speaker list. Dual Diagnosed (Addiction and Mental Health) Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the fourth Monday at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, fourth Monday, Sebring Civic Center. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets the second and fourth Monday at the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started now in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at www.samdun.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. 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Highlands County Concert B and rehearses 7-9 p.m. every M onday at Sebring High School b and room. All musicians are w elcome. Vic Anderson, music al director. Call Bill Varner at 3 86-0855. Highlands County D emocratic Executive C ommittee meets 7 p.m. fourth M onday in the Democratic P arty Headquarters, 4216 S ebring Parkway, Sebring. Call 6 99-6052. Highlands County Rotary C lub meets at 6 p.m. at C harlie's Restaurant, C ommerce Street, Sebring. Highlands County Sewing G roup meets from 1-3 p.m. at t he Highlands County Agri-Civic C enter in the 4-H laboratory, S ebring. Call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club m eets noon, Takis Family R estaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior S quadron, Civil Air Patrol the U .S. Air Force Auxiliary meets t he second and fourth Monday n ights at the Sebring Airport T erminal Building. All are welc ome. Call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. Lake Placid American L egion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., L egion hall. Lake Placid Art League will h ave classes in Drawing and P ainting, conducted by Anne W atson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 1 2:30 p.m. at the Cultural C enter, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1 -4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will t each Fabric Painting at the c enter. For information call Dan D aszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 o pens its lounge at 1 p.m. at t he lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p .m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p .m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is o pen to members and their g uests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has stor ytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 e xcept during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays c ards at 2 p.m. Open to memb ers and qualified guests only. L odge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me A lanon Group meets from 1 0:30 a.m. to noon every M onday at Heartland Christian C hurch, 2705 Alt. 27 South, S ebring. For details about A lanon, a self-help group for f amilies and friends of alcoh olics, call 385-5714. Narcotics Anonymous N ever Alone Candlelight m eets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. B utler Ave. in Avon Park, near t he First Congregational C hurch. For information call H eartland area helpline (863) 6 83-0630. More information on o ther meetings and events at w ww.naflheartland.org. National Association for t he Advancement of the C olored People, Highlands C ounty Branch meets 7:30 p .m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Orchid Society of H ighlands County meets 7 p .m. on the fourth Monday at t he Highlands County Agri-Civic C enter, 4509 George Blvd., S ebring. Call Ed Fabik at 4652 830 for details. Placid Lakes Bridge Club m eets 12-4:30 p.m. second and f ourth Monday in Placid Lakes T own Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes B lvd. No meetings from end of M ay to October. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands C ounty meets at 6:15 p.m. at B eef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p .m., The Palms, Pine Street, S ebring. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 h as pizza and darts at 7:30 p .m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, S ebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 h as the lounge open from 12-7 p .m. For more details, call 4713 557. Sebring Historical Society o pen 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. M onday-Friday. Located in b ack side of Sebring Public L ibrary building on Lake J ackson. For information, call 4 71-2522. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 p lays Texas Hold em at 7 p.m. t he second and fourth Monday a t 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef f ranks and Italian sausages f rom 1 p.m. to closing. Call 6 55-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly F L632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p .m. at the fellowship hall at the F irst Baptist Church of Lake J osephine, Sebring. Call Judy O 'Boyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 4300 meets 2 p.m. fourth Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. For more information please contact Wendy at 863-382-2022.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. 8 & 40 Salon 687 Call Betty Darmer, 465-2272, for details. Alzheimer's/Dementia Seminar held at 11 a.m. every fourth Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid. Also sponsored by Nurse on Call. Covers common signs of dementia, coping and care giving tips, disease management, organizations, etc. Call 465-0568. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Audubon Chapter meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, downtown Lake Placid on the corner of Main and Park. Bring a covered dish to share, utensils and plates, at 6:30 p.m. or come at 7:30 p.m. for presentations by guest speaker. The public is invited. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. Call 452-2385. AvonPark Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call president Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice president Linda Webster at 385-1124. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at Buttonwood Bay meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month November through March. We invite anyone interested in expanding their computer knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets first and third Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Sebring. Call Lynn Ullinn for meeting times at 3140557 or e-mailluckyduck@mymailstation.com. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Call 385-0987. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaxson's. Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Call Joe Collins, 655-5545, for details. LAKEPLACIDLIONSClub meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday each month at Herons Garden, 501 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call Jeanne at 6990743. Lake Placid Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday at the lodge. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephin e Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Sevent hday Adventist Church, 1410 W Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c o m. Call 382-7731. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010www.newssun.com RELEASE THE POUNDS …ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT! 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NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 6, 2010 in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOT 39, OF QUAIL COVE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001353 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. ANN DEVINE HINSON, SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; BANK OF AMERICA FKA BARNETT BANK OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 6, 2010 in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOT THIRTY THREE (33) BLOCK E, OF SPRING LAKE, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 6101 PINE LN., SEBRING, FL 338766490; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures locate therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k December 19, 26, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001161 HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for Deutsche ALT-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2007-1 Plaintiff, vs. BOANERGE MORENO, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BOANERGE MORENO, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 6, 2010 in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 19, SEBRING LAKES UNIT TWO-C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 13464 LYNNWOOD STREET, SEBRING, FL 33875; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO WATER RATES, FEES, CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS, AND METER CONVERSION POLICIES FOR THE SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT The Spring Lake Improvement District will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at the Spring Lake Community Center located on Spring Lake Boulevard, in Pine Breeze Park, for the purpose of hearing public comment and objections of certain rates, fees, construction standards, and meter conversion policies for the District's water utility system. The District will consider updated policies and new rates and fees for meter conversion. Any changes will go into effect immediately. EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT MEETINGS IS ADVISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. JOSEPH DECERBO DISTRICT MANAGER DECEMBER 26, 2010 JANUARY 2, 2011 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th day of January, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 9, 10 AND 11, BLOCK 210, ALTAMONT PLACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 8th day of December, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 09001954GCS CENLAR FSB, Plaintiff, vs. DIPCHAND PANCHU; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; JANKI PANCHU; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 6th day of December, 2010, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001954, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CENLAR FSB is the Plaintiff and DIPCHAND PANCHU; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; JANKI PANCHU; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000757GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-2 Plaintiff, vs. LUCIA LEON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUCIA LEON; PLACID LAKES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 6, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000757GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-2 is Plaintiff LUCIA LEON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUCIA LEON; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; PLACID LAKES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th day of January 4, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 24, IN BLOCK 139, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION ELEVEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 quired to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 19, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Lynda D. Hahn 4115 Loquat Road Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ W. Roy Wilkes Attorney for Lynda D. Hahn Florida Bar Number: 0608475 Elder & Disability Law Firm, P.A. 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Telephone: (863)699-2222 Fax: (863)465-1857 E-Mail: wrw@wilkeslawfirm.com December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-309 IN RE: ESTATE OF HELENA ELEANOR KADAR, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Helena Eleanor Kadar, deceased, whose date of death was March 11, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.' All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is reIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000670GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. SIMON LORENZO BROWN, JR., et al., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2010, and Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 21, 2010, both entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000670 of the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, 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, in, at 11:00 a.m. and on the 14th day of January, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment: Lot 16, GRAN-LORE RANCHETTES, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 13, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Together with that certain 1993 Fleetwood Mobile Home Identification #FLFLP70A21273SK and FLFLP70B21273SK. TOGETHER WITH all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, rights, appurtenances, rents royalties,mineral, oil and gas rights and profits, water rights and stock and all fixtures now or hereafter attached to the property. **ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.** WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on December 21, 2010. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, visa Florida Relay Service. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit and County Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 26, 2010; January 2, 2011 DANIELSON, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 607 CHEROKEE CIRCLE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 5, BLOCK C, OF PINE HILL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 66, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before January 31, 2011 or within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Courton this 10th day of December, 2010. ROBERT GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-001103 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF MONITA V. DANIELSON A/K/A MONITA DANIELSON, DECEASED, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF MONITA V. DANIELSON A/K/A MONITA DANIELSON, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, A ND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST, MONITA V. DANIELSON A/K/A MONITA IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: 10-1353 GCS Judge: Cowden EDWARD H. DAWES and MERNEL D. DAWES, Plaintiff(s), -vs.ROBERTO ENRIQUE CASTROMAN VEZZANI, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Roberto Enrique CASTROMAN Vezzani Residence and Address unknown Last known adress: PO Box 5673 Caracas 1010, Venezuela 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 Quiet Title for the following described property, to wit: Lot 2, Block 351, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATS OF SEBRING UNIT 16, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 28, 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 21, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 26, 2010; January 2, 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT YOUR HOMETOWN PAPER THE NEWS-SUN

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Certified Firefighter II and Fire Officer I required as prescribed by Florida State Bureau of Fire Standards. Fire Officer II preferred and minimum certification of EMT-B desired. An Associate Degree with specialized training in fire department operations and administration a must. A Bachelor's Degree with major course work in fire science or fire administration is preferred. A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in fire suppression, rescue, and the delivery of emergency medical services with at least five (5) years in a managerial/supervisory capacity equivalent to the rank of Lieutenant or two years as a Captain or above. Salary compensable DOQ. Applications and job description is available at the City of Avon Park, 110 E. Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825 or can be obtained on our website: www.avonpark.cc All applications must be accompanied with a copy of applicants Florida driver's license. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Avon Park is a smoke and drug-free workplace. E.O.E. Return completed applications to City Hall, Human Resource Dept., 110 E Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1550ProfessionalServicesNEED SOMEONEto take care of your loved one? In their OWN HOME? Excellent references...25 years exp. Call Joanie at 863-471-9726. 1400Health CareServicesCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (HCBCC) GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County as the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District Board of Supervisors, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for:ITB 11-020 LEASE OF 398 ACRES OF PROPERTY AT 202 DRIGGERS ROAD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 NIGP CODE COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE: 971-35Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net"www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, CPPB, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department Assistant Purchasing Director 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org"dgilbert@hcbcc.orgBidder will submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of their bid, in an envelope that must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010, at which they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The BCC will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above meeting. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners as the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District Board of Supervisors (IMWID) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District. The IMWID Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners as the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District Board of Supervisors of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County Commissioners as the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District Board of Supervisors, Purchasing Department; Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net December 26, 2010; January 2, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals***************************************** 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 CASE NO. 2009-1951-GCS TD BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. PAULINE E. DELMARR and MICHAEL A. DELMARR, her husband, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 17, 2010 (the ``Judgment''), entered in Civil Case No. 09-1951-GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which TD BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff, and PAULINE E. DELMARR and MICHAEL A. DELMARR, her husband, are Defendants. I will sell the Property as defined in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on January 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. to the ``highest bidder'', for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The ``highest bidder'' for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is defined as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property ad who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following Property located in Highlands County, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 24, Block 105, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, Unit 8, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Street Address: 5760 San Juan Drive, Sebring, Florida 33872 (``Property''). 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 seal of this Court on December 17, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 26, 2010; January 2, 2011 IN PLAT BOOK 15, AT PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 8 MALLARD DR., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! 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LAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, unfurnished 2BR / 2BA. 863-699-0897 or 863-840-2013 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsSEBRING -RV Park, Close to Downtown, 1BR, 1BA & Efficiencies, $325-$400/mo; 2BR 2BA, $400/mo. EASY MOVE-IN RATES! 863-655-3504 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent 5000 Mobile Homes SEBRING -Edgewater Village Lakeview Dr. 2BR, 2BA, 1CG Villa. Beautifully furnished. New kitchen, laundry, TV. Low Maintenance fee includes Cable TV, Clubhouse, heated pool. Private street. Avail Immed. 863-402-9138 SEBRING -3BR, 2BA home for sale. 1902 Orange Blossom Dr. Financing available for qualified buyers. Please call 877-330-8727 4080Homes for SaleSebring A VON PARK3BR, 2BA, 1CG 1400 sq ft home. $68,900. Available after Feb. 28, 2011. Owner Financing possible with 10% down, good credit report and work record. 863-453-5631 ATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial THE HOMEBUILDERS INSTITUTE has an immediate need for a PAINTING INSTRUCTOR. In this role, you will instruct program participants using approved curriculum, and develop supporting training materials; coordinate hands-on training activities including on-site projects, emphasizing proper tool and equipment use, safety, and standard painting practices; monitor and coach trainees; and perform various administrative and reporting functions, as required. Qualifications include a HS diploma or equivalent; at least seven years painting experience; teaching/training experience preferred; strong communications skills; the ability to work with at-risk youth; satisfactory results of an extensive criminal background screening; completion of Protective Action Response training; completion of the Test of Adult Basic Education; and proficiency with computers and MS Office. 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SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, December 26, 2010 Sebring libero Bianca Nortelus Blue Streak Brittany Whittington Lady Red Devil Zakia Hart Lake Placid's Alana Neilander Green Dragon setter Kylie Weber 2010 News-Sun All-County VolleyballSecond Team OH Stephanie Struck Sebring MH Alysha Curtis Lake Placid OH Teresa Devlin Avon Park S Dino Lower Sebring D Taylor Miller Lake Placid L Brittany Collison Lake Placid 2010 News-Sun All-County VolleyballFirst Team MH Anna West Sebring OH Alana Neilander Lake Placid OH Brittany Whittington Sebring S Kylie Weber Lake Placid D Zakia Hart Avon Park L Bianca Nortelus Sebring News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sebring Lady Blue Streak Anna West, the 2010 News-Sun All-County Player of the Year, leads the All-County team. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comHeading into the 2010 volleyball season, Sebring senior Anna West knew she'd have a big role to fill and while ready for the challenge, there was some trepidation. "I was honestly scared going into the season," she said. "I didn't necessarily have a lack of faith, but rather I missed the seniors from last year so much and was curious to see who would fill their shoes." West knew she'd be a focal point for the Blue Streaks, and her offseason preparation had her geared up. "Personally, I was so ready for this season after last year's club season and my last summer of Sebring High School Conditioning," she said. And though the squad didn't quite reach the goal of a playoff appearance, West wowed with her play and stats enough to earn the 2010 News-Sun All-County Volleyball Player of the Year. The 5-foot, 10-inch hitter played in 75 games this past season and racked up 155 kills to go with 59 blocks, 33 service aces and 77 digs. But her talent and value go far beyond the numbers. "She just has a presence on the court," head coach Venessa Sinness said. "No matter where she is on the court, other teams look for her. She has that intensity and drive that make her stand out and made her so valuable." Traits that become evident when West describes her own strengths. "I think I am able to lead others into a mode of determination without being sucked into the roller coaster of emotions after winning and losing points," she said. "I believe it's about maintaining a high level of focus and completely forgetting about what just happened and maintaining attention on the play of each moment." That strength of mind and ability were also crucial in her recovering from a scary moment early in her high school career. "I collided with Ashley Walden in a game against Okeechobee my freshman year," she recalled. "We both ended up in the hospital." But while it was a frightening moment, time and perseverence have allowed her to heal. "It's been an often-told and laughed-about story throughout the years," she said. While keeping busy with the season as well as a sometimes hectic club volleyball schedule, West is a top student who, while continuing her playing career is a hope, it isn't a priority. "I'm still waiting on God to tell me what I am supposed to do next year," she said of her future options. "I have been accepted to Samford University in Birmingham and am anxiously waiting on their Honors Program decision date in February. "At this point, playing in college does not seem like an option. If the opportunity didA A A A l l l l l l l l s s s s i i i i g g g g n n n n s s s s p p p p o o o o i i i i n n n n t t t t t t t t o o o o W W W W e e e e s s s s t t t t See ALL-COUNTY, page 4B

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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-Pittsburgh1140.733334223 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 Carolina2130.133186377 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 Pittsburgh 27, Carolina 3 Saturday's Game Dallas at Arizona, late 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 Boston234.852 New York1712.5867 Philadelphia1118.37913 Toronto1019.34514 New Jersey921.3001512Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami229.710 Atlanta1912.6133 Orlando1712.5864 Charlotte919.3211112Washington720.25913 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago189.667 Indiana1314.4815 Milwaukee1216.429612Detroit1019.3459 Cleveland821.27611WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio254.862 Dallas235.821112New Orleans1712.5868 Houston1415.48311 Memphis1217.41413 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah219.700 Oklahoma City2010.6671 Denver1611.593312Portland1514.517512Minnesota624.20015 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers218.724 Phoenix1315.464712Golden State1018.3571012L.A. Clippers822.2671312Sacramento522.18515 ___ Thursday's Games Orlando 123, San Antonio 101 Milwaukee 84, Sacramento 79 Miami 95, Phoenix 83 Friday's Games No games scheduled Saturday's Games Chicago at New York, late Boston at Orlando, late Miami at L.A. Lakers, late Denver at Oklahoma City, late Portland at Golden State, late Sunday's Games Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 3 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 6 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Memphis at Indiana, 7 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Denver, 8 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh241025011883 Philadelphia22854911787 N.Y. Rangers201424210895 N.Y. Islanders81862272106 New Jersey92322060108 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal20132429279 Boston18114409369 Ottawa151743483107 Buffalo141743292101 Toronto121742875102 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay2010545109114 Washington2012545111103 Atlanta1913543118108 Carolina151443492102 Florida16170329186WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit21944611396 Chicago1914341115104 Nashville17116408585 St. Louis17125399096 Columbus17143378898 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver20854511286 Colorado1912442122113 Minnesota16134368292 Calgary151833395105 Edmonton121563087113 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas211044610295 San Jose191154310696 Los Angeles20121419877 Anaheim181644098111 Phoenix15117379097 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursday's Games Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2, SO Calgary 3, Dallas 2, SO Los Angeles 3, Edmonton 2, SO Boston 4, Atlanta 1 Florida 4, Buffalo 3 N.Y. Islanders 5, New Jersey 1 Montreal 3, Carolina 2 Vancouver 7, Columbus 3 St. Louis 4, Detroit 3 Ottawa 2, Nashville 1 Minnesota 3, Colorado 1 San Jose 4, Phoenix 1 Friday's Games No games scheduled Saturday's Games No games scheduled Sunday's Games Columbus at Chicago, 7 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m. Toronto at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Montreal at New York Islanders, 7 p.m. Nashville at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 9 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANSSent RHP Justin Germano outright to Columbus (IL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSSold 1B-OF Rusty Ryal to Yomiuri (Japan-Central). HOUSTON ASTROSAcquired LHP Wes Musick and RHP Jonnathan Aristil from Colorado for RHP Matt Lindstrom. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAcquired INFOF Corey Wimberly from Oakland for RHP Ryan Kelly. Claimed LHP Aaron Thompson off waivers from Washington. Designated LHP Wil Ledezma for assignment. Agreed to terms with INF Garrett Atkins on minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSAgreed to terms with LHP Sean Burnett on twoyear contract. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIESSigned INF Tyler Heil and 1B Logan Parker to contract extensions. Signed RHP Chris Enourato and OF Jamie McGraw.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATSNamed Paul Silas coach.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Minnesota CB Antoine Winfield $7,500 for a hit on Chicago QB Jay Cutler in a Dec. 20 game. CLEVELAND BROWNSSigned DL Ko Quaye from Buffalo's practice squad. DENVER BRONCOSPlaced K Matt Prater on injured reserve. SEATTLE SEAHAWKSPlaced DL Junior Siavii on injured reserve. Signed LB Joe Pawelek from the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NEW JERSEY DEVILSFired coach John MacLean. Named Jacques Lemaire coach. OTTAWA SENATORSRecalled G Mike Brodeur from Binghamton (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGReassigned F Johan Harju to Norfolk (AHL). Central Hockey League MISSOURI MAVERICKSSuspended F Walker Wintoneak. TULSA OILERSSuspended F Derek Hulak. Signed F Anthony Battaglia.COLLEGENCAASuspended Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor, RB Daniel Herron, WR DeVier Posey, OL Mike Adams and DE Solomon Thomas for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling championship rings, jerseys and awards, and receiving improper benefits from a tattoo parlor. 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: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA TUESDAY: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA WEDNESDAY: 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: Boys Basketball at Hitchcock Challenge,Santa Fe,TBA WEDNESDAY: 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. P P R R E E M M I I E E R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Arsenal vs. Chelsea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Birmingham City vs. Manchester Untd. E E S S P P N N 2 2 S S N N O O W W B B O O A A R R D D I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . VisaU.S. Snowboard Cross Cup . . . . . . . . N N B B C CN N H H L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Connecticut at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Minnesota at Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . North Carolina at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . 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 S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Little Ceasars Bowl Florida International vs. Toledo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 5 5 p p . m m . Independence Bowl Air Force vs. . . . . Georgia Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Champs Sports Bowl North Carolina State vs. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Insight Bowl Iowa vs. Missouri . . . . . . E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change N N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . N.Y. Jets at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 0 0 1 1 p p . m m . Detroit at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 3 3 6 6 4 4 p p . m m . Indianapolis at Oakland . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 6 6 4 4 p p . m m . N.Y. Giants at Green Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 8 8 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Minnesota at Philadelphia . . . . . . .. . . . . . N N B B C CM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . New Orleans at Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NG G O O L L F F M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Tavistock Cup Day One . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Tavistock Cup Day Two . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Orlando at New Jersey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NB B O O W W L L I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . PBA Geico Shark Champioship . . . . . . E E S S P P N N LIVESPORTSONTV NFL Transactions NBA NHL Page 2BNews-Sun Sunday, December 26, 2010www.newssun.co m Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 Monthly Golf TournamentSEBRING The monthly Elks golf tournament will be held on Monday Jan. 3 at Harder Hall Country Club. Cost for the 8 a.m. shotgun start is $32 per player. To register either your team or as an individual player, contact Jack McLaughlin at 471-3295 or by email at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com Check in not later than 7:40 AM in the Harder Hall Golf Course restaurant area.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 vo lleyball site. Click on "volleyball camp," print o ut Admissions Application and Emergen cy Treatment forms. Mail Admissions Application an d Emergency Treatment forms as indicat ed on application form, or bring to t he Cashier's Office in Building B. For more information, contact t he SFCC Athletic Department at the follow ing campus phone numbers at extensio n 7037 Avon Park/Sebring, 784-703 7; Lake Placid, 465-5300; DeSoto, 49 47500; Hardee, 773-2252; or ema il kim.crawford@southflorida.edu .YMCA New Year's 5KSEBRING The Highlands Coun ty Family YMCAwill hold it's first annu al New Year's Day 5K Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m. at Highlands Hammock State Pa rk on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. To register for the 5k run go to t he YMCAto pick up an entry form. Race day registration starts at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20. For more information contact Jonath an at the YMCA, 863-382-9622.Panther 5KAVON PARK The second annu al South Florida Community Colle ge Panther 5K Run/Walk has been plann ed for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFC C Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and B ill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring t he event, and proceeds benefit the college 's intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5 K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $2 5 from Feb. 17 through the day of the rac e. Students with a current I.D. may regi ster for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-F it long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be gua ranteed for those who enter after Feb. 17 Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race d ay in the parking lot in front of the SFC C University Center. The race begins at 8 a.m. Entry forms are available online at www.southflorida.edu/panther5k Participants can mail their copies an d entry fees to the SFCC Foundation, In c., 13 East Main Street, Avon Park, F L 33825; or fax forms to 863-453-8023 an d call 863-453-3133 with credit card info rmation. For more information about the SFC C Panther 5K, call the SFCC Foundation at 863-453-3133. The Foundation will be closed for wi nter break Saturday, Dec. 18 throug h Tuesday, Jan. 4. Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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RUSTYMILLER Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio W elcome to Tattoo U. What started out as a trip t o a Columbus tattoo parlor b y a couple of football playe rs has created all sorts of m ayhem for star quarterback T errelle Pryor and Ohio S tate. Pryor and four teammates w ere suspended Thursday by t he NCAAfor the first five g ames of next season for selli ng championship rings, jers eys and awards. They also received i mproper benefits from up t o two years ago from the t attoo parlor and its owner. "I learned more about tatt oos than I ever really want to p ossibly know," athletic d irector Gene Smith said. As a student-athlete, you're n ot allowed to use your pers ona to get discounted service s." The NCAAsaid all can s till play in the Sugar Bowl a gainst Arkansas on Jan. 4. Ohio State's first five g ames next season are a gainst Akron, Toledo, M iami, Colorado and M ichigan State. Ohio State plans to appeal, h oping the number of games m ight be reduced. Tattoos can run anywhere f rom $50 to hundreds or even t housands of dollars. Many c ollege athletes have more t han one. Pryor certainly does. One a rm alone is covered from his b iceps to his wrist. "I paid for my tattoos. Go B ucks" Pryor posted on his T witter account Wednesday n ight. He even sold a sportsmans hip award from the 2008 F iesta Bowl along with his 2 008 Big Ten championship r ing. More egregious to Ohio S tate fans, he sold a "gold p ants" trinket an iconic c harm given to players who a re a part of a victory over a rchrival Michigan. He may not be easily forg iven by Buckeye fans who r evere such traditions. His teammates also sold B ig Ten championship rings the Buckeyes have won the last six conference titles plus football jerseys, pants and shoes. Along with Pryor, leading rusher Daniel "Boom" Herron, No. 2 wide receiver DeVier Posey, All-Big Ten offensive tackle Mike Adams and backup defensive end Solomon Thomas must sit out the five games and donate $1,000 to $2,500 the value of the things they sold or the discounts they received to charity. Asixth player, freshman linebacker Jordan Whiting, must sit out the first game of the 2011 season and pay $150 to a charity. Smith said the punishment should be mitigated because of how the players used the money they received. "The time this occurred with these young men was a very tough time in our society. It's one of the toughest economic environments in our history," he said. "The decisions that they made they made to help their families." Smith was asked how getting money for their families jibed with getting free or cutrate tattoos. "The discount on tattoos is not as big as the other pieces," he said. "I'm not trying to make those two the same. But the cash was relative to family needs." The Associated Press left several phone messages at what is believed to be the tattoo parlor in question. Smith, coach Jim Tressel and the NCAAdid not provide its name because it is part of an ongoing federal investigation. "We all have a little sensor within us, Well, I'm not sure if I should be doing this,'" Tressel said. "And sometimes it gets overrided by what you think your necessity is. ... I would have to think that there was no way that they just thought that (selling items) would be common practice." After the bowl game, all five may have to make decisions about whether they'll come back for a shortened senior season or enter the NFLdraft. Tressel acknowledges their decisions could be influenced by the NFL's uncertain labor situation. "I'm not sure this would be the most advantageous time to have a job interview (with the NFL)," he said. The NCAAdid not suspend the players for Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl against the eighth-ranked Razorbacks because they "did not receive adequate rules education during the time period the violations occurred." "These are significant penalties based on findings and information provided by the university," Kevin Lennon, NCAAvice president of academic and membership affairs, said in a statement. Lennon said a game was added to the usual four-game penalty because the players did not "immediately disclose the violations when presented with the appropriate rules education." There are seven full-time staffers and two interns in Ohio State's compliance department. Smith said they were complicit in the violations because they didn't make it "explicit" to players they weren't permitted to receive such benefits. Smith and Tressel said they were relieved the players can play in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. The NCAAsaid its policy allows players to participate in a championship or bowl game if they were "not aware they were committing violations." "We respect the decision made by the NCAAand the Big Ten Conference and we appreciate the efforts made by Ohio State and the Big Ten to allow the student-athletes to participate in our game," Sugar Bowl CEO Paul Hoolahan said. As Smith and Tressel left Thursday's news conference, Smith tried to lighten the mood. "We might," he said with a smile, "hire a tattoo person and put them in the Woody Hayes (Athletic Center)." www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010Page 3B Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. Medicare and almost all insurance accepted First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. 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 Pryor among 5 Buckeyes banned for 5 games in 2011 MCTpho to Terrell Pryor and four teammates were sacked by the NCAA for five games next season 1956 Corky Devlin of Fort W ayne goes 0 for 15 from the field against the Minneapolis Lakers to tie an NBA record. 1971 Garo Yepremian's 37y ard field goal at 7:40 of the second overtime gives the Miami Dolphins a 27-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the AFC playoffs. A t 82:40, it's the longest game in NFL history. 1984 Bernard King of the New York Knicks scores 60 points in a 120-114 loss to the New Jersey Nets. 1995 Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys scores his 25th touchdown of the season in a 3713 win over Arizona, breaking the record for most TDs in a season. Smith passes John Riggins of Washington, who scored 24 in 1983. 1999 Hawaii beats Oregon 23-17 in the Oahu Bowl to cap a remarkable turnaround for the Rainbow Warriors. Hawaii improves from 0-12 in 1998 to 94 the greatest single-season improvement in NCAA history. 2002 Katie Hnida becomes the first woman to play in a Division I football game when she attempts an extra point following a New Mexico touchdown in the Las Vegas Bowl. Hnida, a walk-on junior, has her kick blocked in the 27-13 loss to UCLA. 2008 The Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston to end the Celtics' franchise-record winning streak at 19 games. Kobe Bryant scores 27 points and grabs nine rebounds to lead Los A ngeles in the 92-83 win. Lakers coach Phil Jackson reaches 1,000 victories. 2008 New Orleans guard Chris Paul has his NBA-record steals streak end at 108 games in the Hornets' 88-68 loss to Orlando. Christmas Day in Sports History

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Page 4BNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010www.newssun.com HAPPY HOLIDAYS WEVE GOT YOU COVERED! Shades € Shutters Wood Blinds € Verticals Custom Draperies & Bedding Wallpaper & More! Kelly Grif“n,ASID p resent itself, I would be e cstatic. But so far I haven't b een able to find a school t hat I could play for and that w ould support my academic n eeds." West plans to go into PreM ed with a Biology major. Akeen eye toward her f uture, West also has many m emories to look back upon. "As an athlete in general i t's hard to just look back on m y high school career," she s aid. "I owe so much of what I 've accomplished to playing i n the park with my sister in k indergarten, basketball p ractices in third grade, my m om driving me crazy dist ances to all sorts of club t ournaments. "Coach Stroman, my midd le school volleyball, basketb all and track coach in Texas w as the most inspiring w oman athlete I have ever m et," she continued. However, all in all, I think I r emember most, all the girls t hat I've ever played with." With West heading up the 2010 News-Sun All-County team, she is joined in the frontcourt by Alana Neilander from Lake Placid and Brittany Whittington of Sebring. Neilander lead the Lady Dragon attack this year with 182 kills and proved a deadly server with 47 aces and a 95percent service rate. She also showed her versatily by leading Lake Placid in digs with 287. "Alana stepped up in a major way for me," head coach Linette Wells said. "She is very passionate and competitive when it comes to volleyball." Apoint proven with her off-season schedule. "I'm playing club right now," Neilander said. "And I'm going to be playing until next season." Whittington was also very strong at the net, cracking the 100-kill mark with 107, a kill percentage of nearly 90-percent and also proved a strong server with 28 aces and a serve percentage of 92. "Her sophomore year she didn't make the time in the mile and didn't make varsity," Sinness said of her tough, offseason conditioning program and test needed to make the varsity squad. "But her drive and perseverence allowed her to keep improving and made her that much stronger." Setting up this formidable front line is Green Dragon Kylie Weber. Weber's 388 assists topped the county and she also had an astonishing serve rate of 98-percent to go along with 27 aces on the year. "Kylie improved dramtically this year," Wells said. "She worked really hard at the setter position, bettering herself for the team. She was voted team captain and took the roll very well." Moving into the backcourt, where defense is key, Avon Park's Zakia Hart and Sebring's Bianca Nortelus are the backbone of the AllCounty team. An all-around player, Hart got her share of hits and used her high-flying ability to garner 93 kills, but her versatility, athleticism and value showed in her 154 digs on defense. "She was my MVPand defensive player of the year," Lady Devil head coach Stephanie Devlin said. In her second year on varsity, Nortelus took over the Libero role and the junior really stepped up, collecting 198 digs and proving invaluable with her serve receive to get the offense started. "She's the little engine that coud," Sinness said. "She was the silent leader that all teams need and she held the back row together." Making up our All-County second team is a front line of Sebring's Stephanie Struck, Lake Placid's Alysha Curtis and Avon Park's Teresa Devlin. Lady Blue Streak Dino Lower is the second team setter with a backcourt of Lake Placid's Taylor Miller and Brittany Collison. Continued from 1B Red Devil Teresa Devlin Lake Placid's Taylor Miller Lady Green Dragon Alysha Curtis Sebring setter Dino Lower Lady Blue Streak Stephanie Struck All-County lead by West, includes area's best Dragon libero Brittany Collison

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010Page 5B 24 HOUR ROAD SERVICE 1109 W. MAIN STREET AVON PARK452-2031€ Complete Car Care € Brakes € Shocks € Alignments € Oil Service € Tune-Ups Mon -Fri. 9am-4pm Closed Wed.863-385-3497130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 Your Ear Care StoreŽHelping Highlands County HearŽ Better For Over 40 Years 3310 Hwy 27 South Sebring, FL 33870863-402-2786 For information about supporting your Chamber of Commerce on this page, contact us at: 863-385-6155Thank You to the following businesses for supporting the Avon Park and Sebring Chambers of Commerce. 601 W. Main St. Avon Park, Florida 33825 (863) 452-0101 Avon Park (863) 635--6426 Frostproof sales@managementexperts.com www.managementexperts.com CONSULTING • ACCOUNTING  TAXES  PAYROLL Forrest H. Hilton, CPA, PACertified Public Accountant702 US 27 North Avon Park, FL 33825 Phone: (863) 452-2906 Fax: (863) 452-1147 E-Mail: hiltoncpa@embarqmail.com Warren’s Auto Sales“A Good Car At A Fair Price”SINCE 1977811 U.S. Hwy. 27 South • Avon Park, FL(863) 452-2931  FAX (863) 453-7698E-mail: warrens@strato.net www.warrensautosales.com UPCOMINGEVENTS January 8Saturday Night Cruise Car Show January 12-15 Florida Flywheelers January 14Gallery & Downtown Walk January 15Car Show January 15Highlands Hammock Music in the Park Concert Series January 20Chamber Mixer January 22Big Brothers/Sisters Winter Fest January 21-23US Sport Aviation Expo January 1AP Airport Fly-In Breakfast January 12-15Florida Flywheelers January 15Rivergreens Golf Course 50s & 60s Party January 22Big Brothers/Sisters Winter Fest January 22 Arc Afternoon Tea January 25AP Chamber Membership Luncheon January 29AP Chamber Casino Night AVON PARK SEBRING Grow Your Business … Advertise with the News-Sun! CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunEight Highlands County teachers a re among the educators who were a warded Splash! school grants t hrough the Southwest Florida W ater Management District. This year 206 Splash! grants w ere awarded to educators across t he district's 16-county region. Mary Margaret Hull, lead comm unications coordinator, attributes t he effectiveness of the grant prog ram in Highlands County to the s trong partnership with county s chools, which helped get the word o ut to teachers. Dorothea S trickland, Highlands County scie nce curriculum specialist, serves a s the district's liaison to teachers. "These teachers are receiving a s mall amount of money but are able t o accomplish so much," Hull said. "Grant recipients also use the district's collection of curriculum materials and other free educational resources." The Highlands County awardees include: Mildred Molina, Avon Elementary School, will receive $904. Students will maintain and improve an existing campus waterconserving garden. Rosemarie Wall, Avon Park High School, will receive $3,155. Students will take an educational field trip to Lake Arbuckle to observe natural resources and conduct water quality tests. Cheryl Moffat, Career Academy, will receive $1,963. Students will take an educational field trip to Arbuckle Creek, perform water quality tests and observe aquatic wildlife samples collected through dip and seine nets. Cheryl Vermilye, Cracker Trail Elementary School, will receive $2,215. Students will conduct water tests on samples from home and the school pond, performing water-related laboratory experiments. Betsy Veith, Highlands County School District After School Program, will receive $2,570. Students will study the Floridan aquifer system though use of a groundwater model and watersheds through use of an Enviroscape model. Kathy Robinson, Lake Country Elementary School, will receive $2,462. Students will study water quality and improve an oncampus pond. Students will also perform water-related classroom experiments and study how natural systems are impacted by chemical applications. Lydia Tubbs, Lake Placid Middle School, will receive $4,115. Students will perform water-related classroom experiments and implement the Project Wet Edible Aquifer activity to examine the concept of groundwater. Elena Wirick-Velez, The Kindergarten Learning Center, will receive $2,710. Students will take an educational field trip to study watersheds and Florida's natural environment. They will also create their own watershed models and establish a hydroponics garden on campus. The goal of the Splash! school grant program is to provide handson learning opportunities that tea ch students about their local wate rsheds and the freshwater resourc es within them. Splash! school grants provide u p to $5,000 per school on a reim bursement basis only and are ava ilable to public, private and hom eschool teachers. Past Splash! grant projec ts include water quality monitoring of local lakes and rivers, the develo pment of water-conserving garde ns on school properties, and outrea ch campaigns designed to promo te awareness of water-conservin g practices. In addition to Splash! grant fun ding, the district offers educators fr ee teacher training workshops, spea kers for classroom presentations an d free educational materials. County teachers awarded grants for water resources educaion projects

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community C ollege's Community E ducation is sponsoring the L ifetime Learners Institute at t he SFCC Highlands C ampus, 600 W. College D rive. The Institute's theme is Take ACloser Look Behind t he Scenes" and will feature a v ariety of topics and speakers a bout local people, places a nd ideas. The classroom sessions w ill be held Thursdays from 9 :30-11:45 a.m. Jan. 6 t hrough March 24. Sessions in January i nclude "Decades of Change: t he Early Days of Integration i n Avon Park," presented by o riginators and participants i n the Florida Humanities C ouncil's Oral History Grant. The Lifetime Learners Institute goes "Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Florida Art and Culture" (MOFAC) with Mollie Doctrow, museum curator. Students will learn about "The First Women Military Pilots" from Barry Smith, former WASPpilot. The final session in January features "ACloser Look at Habitat for Humanity in Highlands County," with Sarah Pallone, director of development and communication, Highlands County Habitat for Humanity. In February, the session topics include an exploration of "Hot Issues in Education and Getting to Know Frances Perkins," presented by Dr. Bob Fitzgerald, retired SFCC professor of history. "ACloser Look at the Woman, the Inmates and the Job" will be presented by Major Shirley Johnson from Avon Park Correctional Institute. The AAAQueens Dancers will be presented by SFCC's African American Club. Cyndy Pierce, the director of institutional advancement, will do a presentation concerning the Center for the Great Apes: "ASanctuary in Our Back Yard." The March speakers will explore issues important to senior citizens. The first session will be led by Larry Levey, newspaper correspondent, titled "Senior Transitions: What's Next in Your Life?" "Edna Pearce Locket: AWoman of Influence" will be presented by Loisa Kerwin, director, Riverwoods Field Lab and Florida Atlantic University's Center for Environmental Studies. The Lifetime Learners Institute will end with an indepth look at Edward W. Bok's Life and Legacy, from Mrs. Bok's perspective. The registration fee is $32 per month or three months for $79 and open to all ages of the public. Participants may register in Building B on the Highlands Campus or at any SFCC campus or center. In addition to the classroom sessions, several day trips are available to anyone over 18 and priced separately. Some of the day trips are to the Avon Park Depot Museum and Dining Car; the Edna Pearce Lockett Estate and Riverwoods Field Laboratory; Bok Tower Gardens; the Sebring Airport; and the Center for the Great Apes. For more information, contact Becky Rousch at 45 36661, 465-5300, 773-225 2, or 494-7500, ext. 7392. Page 6BNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010www.newssun.com Established 19311600 US 27 South € Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, 385-0125 111 E. Circle St. Avon Park, 453-3101 Chris T.Nelson Craig M. Nelson Darin S. MacNeil W .W LUMBER CO. 465-3331Hwy. 27 S. Lake Placid"We're More Than Just Lumber" COMPLETE Building SuppliesPlease support the above businesses. They have made this page possible. Inspirational Thoughtsby Patricia Valentine THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502 Residential Commercial Mobile Homes"Small Enough to Know You Large Enough to Serve You"500 South Lake Avenue 382-8300 453-3019 THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502Corinthians 6:20,For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body,and in your Spirit,which are Gods.Ž The price paid was the blood shed on Calvary.Christ gave His life,that we might have life.Without the basics,were like a ship adrift,blown about by every breeze that arises.To hold steady throughout the storm,as ships got to be anchored to something secure, something that wont give way no matter how rough the seas.We are bound to be battered if we float aimlessly on lifes seas.We need an anchor,something to hold firm and steady.The Bible provides that anchor.We must be anchored to the principles of the Word of God,otherwise well drift amidst.As the year is closing and we enter the New Year,be sure you have your anchor secured.From my heart to yours,Have a Blessed and Prosperous New Year. Attend the Church of Your Choice! Witford Reid M.D.Board Certified Anesthesiologist in Pain Management863-385-9333 Sebring Pain Management And Rehabilitation Center, Inc. 9 Ryant Blvd. Westshore Plaza, Sebring(1 Mile South of Lakeshore Mall on the Right)The ONLY JACHO ACCREDITEDPain Management Unit in Highlands CountySPECIALIZING IN:€ Back Pain € Auto Accidents € Neck Pain € Work Related Injuries VOTED 2009 Doctor of the Year Sponsors: Highlands Independent Bank Kiwanis Club of Sebring Florida Hospital News-Sun Highlands Today Alan Jay Automotive Network CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Lake P lacid High School senior E dwin Velazquez was selecte d as one of 12 student schola rs in Florida as a finalist for T ake Stock in Children's ( TSIC) first-ever Leaders 4 L ife Fellowship Program. T he 12 highly motivated s cholars, who are among seve ral thousand high school s tudents statewide benefiting f rom TSIC, were selected b ased on their demonstration o f strong leadership skills, m oral character, and academi c success. These students h ave now been asked to subm it a video essay, which will b e used by a state selection c ommittee to ultimately c hoose the five recipients who will be awarded the Leaders 4 Life Fellowship during TSIC's annual state conference slated for Feb. 15 in Tallahassee. TSIC's Leaders 4 Life Fellowship Program was created in partnership with the Asofsky Family Foundation to provide financial resources, services, and support needed to ensure student success throughout college. The fellowship will provide funds for textbooks and supplies, housing, transportation, food, and other collegerelated expenses. This program enables students to excel in a university environment by giving them the resources that empower them to develop their full potential as "leaders for life." "These life-changing fellowships generously provided by the Asofsky Family Foundation represent a significant chapter in the history of TSIC and further exemplify our commitment to improve college enrollment and retention for our scholars," said Richard Berkowitz, TSIC state board chair. "By eliminating all financial concerns, these students will be able to focus solely on their education and embrace the college experience on the path to success." Students enrolled with TSIC are identified in middle and high school. They are then paired with a mentor, sign a contract pledging to remain drug and crime free, as well as maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or greater. All students that fulfill these obligations and successfully complete the TSIC program then receive full tuition scholarships to a state college or university upon graduation. The organization is the largest non-profit purchaser of Florida Prepaid Foundation Scholarships. An emphasis on student accountability and specific measurable outcomes distinguishes TSIC from any other statewide mentoring program. Grade point averages increase with the length of time a student spends in the program, proving that TSIC's method works. Clearly addressing the high school drop-out crisis and college attainment, TSI C continues to report an unpa ralleled high school gradu ation rate of 92 percent, wi th 81 percent enrolling in co llege. Those numbers are si gnificantly higher than t he Florida state averages for a trisk students. TSIC current ly serves nearly 8,000 low income and minority studen ts in grades 6-12 annual ly throughout 67 counties in Florida. To learn more about ben efiting from TSIC or becom ing a valued mentor or su pporter in Highlands, DeSot o, or Hardee counties, call Ire ne Castanon, coordinator, TSI C, at 784-7343 or vis it www.takestockinchildren.o rg Velazquez selected as finalist for inaugural Leaders 4 Life' program Edwin Velazquez Courtesy photo Several Woodlawn Elementary School students are helping make the 2010-2011 school y ear a safe one for fellow students. Shown here is the large group of students who make up the school's safety patrol. Safety patrol SFCC Community Education will sponsor Lifetime Learners Institute Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Registration for South Florida Community College’s 2011 spring term is in progress. Although the final day to register is Jan. 4, students and prospective students are urged to register early. Classes begin Jan. 5. Returning students may register and pay for classes through the college portal, Panther Central, which operates 24 hours a day. To access Panther Central, visit the college's Web site and click the Panther Central link on the right. Then click the Student tab to access registration, financial aid, and payment options. The SFCC Office of the Registrar accepts walk-in registrations from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30-4 p.m Fridays. Students can register in Building B on the Highlands Campus and at the DeSo to Campus, the Hardee Campus, and the La ke Placid Center. New students can apply for admission b y visiting the college's Web site at www.sout hflorida.edu. Click Apply Now at the top or print and fill out the application form an d return it to the SFCC Office of the Registra r. Following admission to the college, new st udents must meet with an academic advisor to register for classes. The college will be closed for Winter Bre ak through Jan. 3. During this time, returnin g students may register using Panther Centra l. SFCC will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 4. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010Page 7B AVON PARK 452-5800 € SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530Its more than just carpet The cleaning of the second piece must be of equal or lesser value to the first service price.Sectional sofas may not be separated. Sofas over 7 ft. and certain fabrics may incur additional charges. Offer does not include protector. Not valid with any other coupon. Expires 12/31/10.Emergency Water Damage Restoration3 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/31/10.$95002 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/31/10.$7500 ƒit s our conference room.UPHOLSTERY: CLEAN ONE PIECE OF UPHOLSTERY AT REGULAR PRICE AND RECEIVE A SECOND PIECE1/2 OFF Newborns € Children € AdolescentsOFFICE HOURS: Rajeswari Sonni, M.D., F.A.A.P. Praveen Krishnadas, M.D., F.A.A.P. Anoop Palta, M.D., F.A.A.P. Vishakha Nakhate, M.D., F.A.A.P. David Kleczek, P.A.C. Amy Grimes, P.A.C. Mercy L. Seralde, M.D. Maria C. Perez, M.D. Maria B. Asis, M.D., F.A.A.P. Megan Neff, ARNPAvon Park Pediatrics,P.A. & Sebring Pediatrics,LLCWe accept most Major Insurance and Medicaid SEBRING382-0770AVON PARK453-7337 Specializing in the treatment of € Allergies € Asthma € Attention Deficit Disorder Immunizations € Check-ups € Obesity Counseling SEBRING: MON. … FRI. … 8:30AM … 5:00PMSATURDAY … 8:30AM … 12:00 NOON … SEBRING ONLYAVON PARK: MON. & WED. … 8:30AM … 7:00PM TUES., THURS., & FRI. … 8:30AM … 5:00PM LAKE PLACID699-1414 SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. EXPIRES 12-31-10 2007 CHRYSLER PACIFICA TOURING WAS$ 17995 NOW$ 16889 #CX129A 2008 CHRYSLER PT SUNSET EDITION WAS$ 12999 NOW$ 11999 #L0139 2008 DODGE AVENGER SXT WAS$ 12995 NOW$ 11888 #L0136 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LARED0 4X4 WAS$ 18995 NOW$ 17399 #0130 2007 DODGE NITRO SXT WAS$ 17995 NOW$ 15998 #X0119 2008 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SPORT WAS$ 23995 NOW$ 21999 #X0127 2008 FORD EXPEDITION LIMITED WAS$ 31995 NOW$ 29989 #CX042A 2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER CONV. WAS$ 12999 NOW$ 11999 #X0120 2004 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT WAS$ 17995 NOW$ 15995 #X0138 www.WellsMC.com RAMUS 27 between Avon Park and SebringAVONPARK&SEBRING453-6644 LAKEPLACID&OTHERCITIESTOLLFREE1-888-453-6644 2007 DODGE CHARGER HEMI WAS$ 23150 NOW$ 21499 #TX090A 2004 CHEVROLET 2500 CREW CAB WAS$ 19995 NOW$ 17888 2007 BUICK LUCERNE WAS$ 18998 NOW$ 17989 #DX055A NO DEALER FEES DEALER OWNED CLEARANCE NO DEALER FEESPLUS TAX, TAG, & STATE FEES. PLUS TAX TAG TITLE SATISFIES#TY002A Courtesy photo Judy Nicewicz (right) will have her work on display at the Full Circle Gallerie Showcasing American Made. The Gallerie, owned by Angela and Jay Nash, is at 115 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Judy N icewicz will have her work o n display at the Full Circle G allerie showcasing A merican made and local a rtist's items for sale. The G allerie is at 115 N. R idgewood Drive and is a f airly new business to the D owntown Circle. Angela and Jay Nash welc ome the public to come and v isit the Gallerie from 10:30 a .m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday t hrough Saturday and by a ppointment only on M ondays. Nicewicz will be available i n January for Gallery Walk a nd will be demonstrating her p ainting. For further informat ion, call the Gallerie at 3822 552 or Judy Nicewicz at 2 73-1339 or 386-0123. Nicewicz work on display at Full Circle Gallerie Courtesy photo Morgan Taylor Norris (left) with Jan Shoop display the decorative wine glasses and serving tray she won from the SFCC Foundation Inc. luncheon raffle. The raffle items w ere donated by SFCC District Board of Trustee Joan Hartt and Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Hartt and her elves decorated the Hotel Jacaranda lobby for the event. Holiday winner Courtesy photo Pamela Gust picks up a free Christmas tree from the Highlands County Family YMCA. She told Dave Scheck that her 12-year-old boy Zachery was excited about having a tree this year and that it would really help brighten his Christmas. YMCA gives away tree Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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In the summer months we may enjoy finding a great basking site to soak up the warmth of the sunshine. But in these colder winter months, the last t hing on our minds is probab ly finding a nice place to lie o ut in the sun. In contrast to h umans, many species of w ildlife require basking sites e specially in the winter m onths. For them, a basking s ite is simply a warm sunny s pot where they can raise t heir body temperature before v enturing out for the day. Many species of wildlife a re unable to control their b ody temperatures. These a nimals are commonly r eferred to as "coldblooded" s pecies. With a few except ions, all mammals and birds a re warm-blooded, and all r eptiles, insects, arachnids, a mphibians and fish are coldb looded, which means that t heir body temperature is c ontrolled by their surroundi ngs. They are most active w hen the temperatures are warm and move slower as the temperatures drop in the evening and early morning hours. In northern climates, these animals hibernate or migrate to avoid the harsh winter temperatures. Warm-blooded animals usually keep the inside of their bodies at a constant temperature. They do this by generating their own heat when they are in a cooler environment, and by cooling themselves when they are in a warmer environment. To generate heat, warm-blooded animals convert the food that they eat into energy. They have to eat a lot of food, compared with cold-blooded animals, to maintain a constant body temperature. Only a small amount of the food that a warm-blooded animal eats is converted into body mass. The rest is used to fuel a constant body temperature. In contrast, cold-blooded creatures take on the temperature of their surroundings. In hot environments, coldblooded animals may have blood that is actually warmer than warm-blooded animals. Cold-blooded animals are much more active in warm environments and are very sluggish in cold environments. This is because their muscle activity depends on chemical reactions which run quickly when it is hot and slowly when it is cold. A cold-blooded animal can convert much more of its food into body mass compared with a warm-blooded animal. Because of the need to boost their metabolism, coldblooded creatures enjoy basking in the sun. While basking, most reptiles will lie perpendicular to the direction of the sun to obtain the maximum amount of sunlight falling on their skin. They also have the ability to expand their rib cage to increase their surface area and will darken their skin to absorb more heat. Honeybees stay warm by crowding together and moving their wings to generate heat. Butterflies are cold blooded and move very slowly when the temperatures are low. They tend to be active on sunny days and inactive when it is cloudy. Butterflies can fly as long as the air temperature is between 60-108 degrees F, although temperatures between 82-100 degrees F are best. In the early morning and on cool days, butterflies often can be seen with their wings open soaking up the heat. They must increase their body temperature before they are capable of strong flight. Alight-colored rock or garden ornament placed to catch the early morning sun can be used as a site for butterflies to perch on while waiting for their body temperatures to rise. Dragonflies are another type of creature that requires the sunshine to warm up. Some dragonflies have dark patches on their wings. This helps them warm up quickly in the sun because dark bodies warm up more quickly than pale bodies. Dragonflies, bees and butterflies will also shiver in an attempt to warm up. Another creature that needs basking sites is the Red-eared Slider Turtle. An aquatic turtle and strong swimmer, it is commonly seen basking on rocks and logs near the water. These creatures need external heat sources to warm up and will bask in the sunlight for hours each day. They will also burrow down into the earth and hibernate in the winter months. Basking sites do not need to be elaborate. In the garden, the basking site can be a few rocks that warm quickly in the morning sun. In addition to providing a spot for animals to warm their bodies, a small pile of rocks also can provide shelter from predators. In a garden pond, a roc k or a log can provide a basking site for frogs and turtles In addition to serving as basking sites, rocks, old log s, and small brush piles can benefit other wildlife. Rock s and logs placed in shade can provide relief and shelter from the mid-day heat of summer. Many species also seek winter shelter in rock piles, old logs, and brush piles. The common Ladybug Beetle is one insect that wil l congregate by the thousands under rocks, bark, and even leaves to overwinter in nort hern climates. When planning your bac kyard habitat, be sure to include a few basking sites for those cold-blooded creatures. Rocks and logs not only provide needed habitat for wildlife, but can be used to create interest and divers ity of texture in your garden Corine Burgess is an Environmental Specialist for the Parks & Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District. (www.highlandsswcd.org). Page 8BNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. Crossroads Community Church 114 South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4534453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Children's Church: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($3 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, transitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F., Pastor. Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through 5 not being accepted. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church."Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Courtesy photo A black swallowtail basks in the sun. In the early morning and on cool days, butterflies often can be seen with their wings open soaking up the heat. Basking sites help cold-blooded creatures get warmed up News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010Page 9B CROSSWORDSOLUTION EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Erev Shabbat S ervice, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday M orning Shabbat Minyon Service, 9 :30 a.m.; Saturday Morning Torah S tudy, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday A fternoon Shabbat Study, 3:30 p .m.; Havdallah, 5 p.m. On the foll owing dates: Oct. 1-2, Simchat T orah; Oct. 14-15, Oct. 29-30, Nov. 1 2-13, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 10-11, D ec. 24-25, Jan. 7-8, Jan. 21-22, F eb. 4-5, Feb. 18-19. Every T hursday will be Hebrew and Bible c lasses with Howard Salles, 12:304 :30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Children's Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. Friday. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; David Ward, first counselor; and Steve Austin, second counselor. Family History Center: 3821822. Sunday services: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 p.m. Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 78:20 p.m. first and third Wednesday; and activity days for 8-11 year old boys and girls from 78:20 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women 's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, vis it the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruc e Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Summe r Schedule, Sunday School 9:0 0 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on life's journey, you're we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) It's t ime to get moving, Aries. Beef up an e xercise regimen and take health serio usly. Get a head start on those New Y ear's fitness resolutions. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, t he hectic pace of the holiday season has t aken its toll on you. But that doesn't m ean you can't recuperate quickly. A f ew days and you'll be on your feet a gain. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, e xpect to spend time in the stores even t hough the holidays have passed. With s ome post-holiday money in the bank, y ou're ready to take advantage of great d eals. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, s urprises await as friends and family m embers stage an impromptu gett ogether. It would seem the holiday seas on is stretching on and on. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, with t he holiday social schedule clear for the t ime being, pass the time with hobbies t hat interest you or sit back and get s ome well-deserved R&R. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, your sharp tongue leaves you in a bit of hot water. Don't be so quick to talk before you think your words through. Otherwise, you could offend a lot of people. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, dwell on the positives and this week will soar by. Socializing with friends comes fast and furious; so much so that you don't have room in your calendar to fit them all. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, look for an ally when a sticky situation arises. With a good friend at your side, the situation will soon be nothing more than a distant memory. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, a budding relationship gets taken to the next level. However, those closest to you are still on the fence about how they feel toward this special person in your life. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, there's more than meets the eye to a particular situation this week. Someone could be hiding something from you and you don't like it one bit. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 8) Aquarius, just when you start to doubt your good luck, something goes your way and it's a big bonus. Share the good news and wealth with a spouse or loved one. Pisces (Feb. 10-March 20) Pisces, this will be a week of compromises, and on occasion you will receive the short end of the stick. Dec. 26 Jared Leto, singer/actor, 39; Dec. 27 Cokie Roberts, news anchor, 67; Dec. 28 John Legend, singer, 32; Dec. 29 Ted Danson, actor, 63; Dec. 30 LeBron James, athlete, 26; Dec. 31 Val Kilmer, actor, 51; Jan. 1 Verne Troyer, actor, 42. Gemini should take advantage of after-holiday sales this week Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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Page 10BNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010www.newssun.com From Argentina t o Zimbabwe, peop le all over the w orld celebrate spec ial holiday tradit ions. I highlight h ow art and a ntiques reflect vari ous culture and I d iscuss what to coll ect when it comes t o souvenir shopp ing. At this time o f year, keepsake o bjects exemplify holiday t raditions. One of the best w ays to learn about the peop le living in far-away lands l ike European countries is to e xperience their holiday cust oms and learn about the o bjects that highlight the s eason of giving. Cards from the QueenIn the 1848, Queen V ictoria and her husband, P rince Albert introduced the C hristmas tree custom to the w orld. Derived from the P rince's German heritage, t he royal holiday tree s parked today's time honored t radition. Adorned with ornam ental edibles such as y ummy peppermint sticks, g umdrop candies, sugarc oated nuts, and fruit slices, t he evergreen boughs supp orted hand-made molded p aper figures, fancy ribbons, a nd printed paper cut-outs. A ssorted Victorian ornam ents that decorated table t op trees are cherished coll ectibles today. In addition to the C hristmas tree, the Brits g ave us the first Christmas c ard. The first holiday card i ntroduced the phrase Merry Christmas and H appy New Year." The p hrase and the custom of s ending cards at holiday t ime were made famous by S ir Henry Cole. One of his f irst cards recently sold at a uction for $9,565. I wonder h ow many stamps you would need to send a Christmas card worth nearly $10,000! Delicate DresdensThroughout the vast European continent, antique molded papers are popular keepsakes. Amost desirable item is the 19th Century hand-painted molded paper figure called the Dresden. Dresdens are rare paper ornaments from the historically rich city of the same name. Made by hand, artisans pressed pulped paper into intricate molds. After making an ornamental Dresden figure, the paper mold was destroyed. Dresdens were typically placed upon the fireplace mantle with the holiday stockings. These ornaments came in various shapes and Dresdens were quite expensive in their day. These original works of art decorated the holiday homes of the wealthy and privileged of 19th Century society. Their fragility makes the vintage Dresden very difficult to find in good condition. Only a small number of Dresdens survived and as such, they are pricey in today's antiques marketplace. Scandinavian shoesIn parts of Northern Europe at holiday time, shoes serve as the gift box rather than the gift itself. In Europe, children place a pair of shoes at their bedside to receive holiday gifts. Apair of carved wooden Christmas slippers would have been handed down and used year after year. Apair from the late 19th Century could command as much as $750. No matter the locale, holiday keepsakes say a lot about the joy of the season. Happy holidays! Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide and antiques themed cruises. As seen on NBC's The Tonight Show and Comedy Central's The Daily Show, watch Dr. Lori on the national TV morning show, Daytime on NBC WFLA 8 at 10 AM. Visit DrLoriV.com, Facebook.com/DoctorLori, or call (888) 431-1010. ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989 Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES 3100 Medical Way Sebring, FL 33870Call Today 863-385-7772www.fitnessfactory247.com BUILDA BETTER BODY 24/7 24/7/365 Gym Access Strength Equipment Cardio Equipment Cardio Theatre Group Fitness including Zumba, BootCamp and JumpRope Cardio Full Locker Rooms & Sauna Over 10,000 Sq. Ft. of FitnessLOOK AT THESE TWO LOSERS!New Years Resolution SaleWOW … THIS REALLY WORKS! 24-HOUR Plans Starting atGYM MEMBERSHIPNOW TAKING PHONE ORDERS! WejoinedFITNESSFACTORY justlastyear&lost 185poundsandover 100Žinchescombined! LisaJohnson&LisaTyson, WorkoutAccountabilityPartners $1999monthLOOK AT THESE TWO LOSERS!New Years Resolution SaleWOW … THIS REALLY WORKS! Examining some holiday traditions from around Europe Art & Antiques Dr. Lori European children place shoes outside of their bedroom doors to receive gifts from Father Christmas. Paper molds, or Dresdens, remain pricey collectibles worth $1,200.

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I've had a notion simmeri ng in my well-seasoned pan o f a brain for a couple of d ecades and I'm ready to s erve the notion well-done. I am positive you will n ever see a human being in a g azebo; maybe in the m ovies, but never in real l ife. I just spent a week at C ape Cod and I've seen m ore gazebos in the week t han I've ever seen in my w hole life. All empty. Not a bandoned mind you, that w ould infer use. Empty. Whenever I've mentioned m y theory to my husband h e's always been rather non c ommittal. Then I found out f rom his son that they had a g azebo when they lived in C alifornia. He said he doesn 't remember going in it or s eeing any family member in i t. My suggestion to anyone who is entertaining the thought of having a gazebo is, think again. The first thought I admit is wonderful. I can't think of another structure that elicits such romantic fantasy. We see them being used in movies but they're never used in real life. I think it's because there isn't a real use for them in the 21st Century. Who has time to just "sit" these days? I'm not interested in Googling gazebos to see what the original intent for them was; perhaps tea time, or the precursor to motherin-law quarters. Whatever, if you build one you won't go in it. It will only become a source of guilt; something you'll look out at and think, We should go in the gazebo and do something in there.' It would be better if you've got gazebo fever to build an archway you can see from inside your home and will have to walk through to get to your front door. At least with an archway you can walk through it and you're done! You won't expect yourself to spend time you don't have to stay under it and you won't feel guilty when you look at it because you'll have used it for what it's for ... to go through. If you have a gazebo and it's the center of family fun, then disregard my musing. If, however, your gazebo sits in your yard like a light house beaming guilt, here are some ideas for use. 1. Wi-Fi it. 2. Sing Sixteen Going on Seventeen and exercise in it. 3. Wire it with a PAsystem and start a lecture series. 4. Turn it into a dog house. 5. Take a picture of your family in it, send it to me and I'll pay my grandkids a dollar Join Pam's happier outlook on life free at www.innerkiddies.com. Listen to The GOOD Book: Get out of Debt at www.thegetoutofdebtbook.org. Pam's New York Times bestselling book, Sidetracked Home Executives: from pigpen to paradise' is still available in bookstores after 33 years. Copyright 2010 Pamela Young. 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Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 12/24 Thursday 01/06 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee COMING SOONJan 7SEASON OF THE WITCH STOP BY AND SEE ALL OF THE GREAT DEALS INSIDEAS WELL ASOUTSIDEON THESALESTABLES!$10 … 20 … 30 SALE283 US 27 North € SEBRINGVillage Fountain Plaza www.thebulbbin.com Assorted Lamps & Mirrors Ceiling Fans Chandeliers DIVERSIONS MANYHAPPYRETURNSBy KATHLEEN FAYO'BRIAN ACROSS 1 Hussein : Obama :: __ : Garfield 6 Comforter 11 Taking badly? 20 Dunces 21 Informal bid 22 Zap 23 "Honest, Professor, I studied very hard for this test"? 25 Visibly shaken king? 26 Circus leaper 27 Ad gp. 28 U.S. tender 30 Oddly amusing 31 It affects your takehome pay 33 Civil War authority Shelby 35 Per 37 Rejection at McDonald's? 40 Things used in semi circles? 43 Bucky, in "Get Fuzzy" 47 Concludes 48 Photographing giraffes, perhaps 50 Reunion attendees 51 Technology prefix 52 Pico de gallo holders 54 Pronto, to execs 55 Scarlett's refuge 56 Like granola 57 Deck out 58 Bar orders for the calorie-conscious 59 Laser alternatives 61 Expected to land 62 Gloomy atmosphere 63 Dedicated verse 64 Error that just got bigger? 68 PC panic button 71 The "Y" in YSL 73 Wise guys 74 Detailed 76 Unlock the door for 78 House reporter? 79 Harlem sch. 81 Princess born on Polis Massa 82 Love, to Caesar 83 Acts skittish 84 Vidal's Breckinridge 85 Lurches 86 Fighting practice 88 Kemo __ 89 Like the Finger of Fate on "Laugh-In" 90 Friday, e.g.: Abbr. 91 What Red Riding Hood wisely didn't do? 95 Betty Grable's were insured 96 Show again 97 Source of inside info? 102 Suite spot 105 "Mr. Mom" actress 106 Do some bartending 108 Wrist-to-elbow bone 109 Green poet? 112 Effect of PepŽ Le Pew battling a romantic rival? 115 Pretends to be what one isn't 116 All, to Caesar 117 Els on the links 118 Backyard buildings 119 One you might not want to meet? 120 Carried on DOWN 1 Sternward 2 Italian vintner 3 Subject of the book "The Best of Time" 4 Tough test metaphor 5 Stir-fry additive 6 Former bumper car trademark 7 Like "waitress," e.g. 8 "Ha ha" 9 L.A.-to-N.Y. dir. 10 Champs 11 More copious 12 Preconception 13 MCCC halved 14 Cult following? 15 City on the Guadalquivir River 16 Insignificant one 17 Othello's betrayer 18 Like many a palette 19 "Little" Dickens girl 24 Bother 29 Suffix with Capri 32 Cries of clarity 34 Novus __ seclorum: Great Seal motto 35 Bother 36 Kisser 38 Lick 39 "Me too!" 40 Quick look across the moat? 41 Bluff in Banff 42 Small samplings 43 House party setting 44 Serengeti grazer 45 Fowl injustice? 46 Key of Bizet's most popular sym. 49 Bomb 51 Chicago Sting org. 52 Hair piece 53 Seed covering 56 Publisher Chandler 57 "September 1, 1939" poet 58 Lt. Columbo's employer 60 Starting place? 61 Painter of ballerinas 62 Small and weak 65 St. Clare's town 66 Word with deck or drive 67 __ colada 69 Unmoving 70 Scene with stuntmen 72 Shenandoah Natl. Park site 75 Wire service?: Abbr. 76 Code contents, maybe 77 Webzine 78 Scolds, with "out" 79 High tech/lowlife scifi genre 80 Hands across the water? 83 Skyline obscurer 84 Half a fish 85 Falling-out 87 Eternal 88 "Overnight" surprise for some 89 Turnpike alert 92 Sports page deals 93 Ship designation 94 Eye-related 95 Flatten 98 Kama __ 99 Stick 100 "Tomorrow" musical 101 Starkers, across the pond 102 Romance novelist Victoria 103 Eclectic assortment 104 Show recorder 105 Crisscross pattern 107 Tony's cousin 110 Dissatisfied cry 111 Bar quaff 113 Medical suffix 114 Alter, perhaps Solution on page 9B DearAbby: When my husband, "Mac," calls me on the phone, he expects me to look at the caller ID and immediately interrupt whatever conversation I'm having to take his call. Unless I expect an important call (from a doctor or my children's school), I do not look at the caller ID. I give my full attention to the person I'm speaking to. If I hear someone "beep," I'll attempt to quickly bring the conversation to a polite and natural end before calling back the person who tried to reach me. Mac believes that anyone I'm talking to should understand that he takes priority. Today, he called seven times in two minutes to then berate me for not instantly taking his call about an unimportant matter. Abby, in Mac's defense, he's a high-level executive with limited free time during the day. He is not otherwise demanding and usually calls me only once a day. I make every effort to quickly wrap up my phone calls and return his within minutes. Who is right? On AShort Phone Leash DearOn AShort Phone Leash: As your husband is a high-level executive, his time may be tightly scheduled. Because he calls you only once a day, it's not too much to ask that you take the call. I can understand that he finds it frustrating that you refuse. If I were you, I'd start taking these calls unless you would prefer getting your messages from your husband via his personal assistant. DearAbby: My motherin-law, "Thelma," came to live with us two years ago because at 82, she was no longer financially able to support herself. Because she likes to cook, she has done most of the meal preparation. It has been a big help since my husband and I work full time. Over the last year, Thelma's judgment has deteriorated and so have her cooking skills. She'll often prepare meals by 2 p.m. that won't be served until 6:00 or 7:00. The food sits on the stove or kitchen counter for hours. She also overcooks to the point of burning and meats are tough and difficu lt to eat. If she doesn't have something on hand that goe s into a recipe or she can't remember she'll "substitute." Her choices generally do not work. Everything ha s become increasingly less appetizing, to put it mildly. My mother-in-law is so kind, I don't want to offend her. My husband refuses to discuss it with her because he doesn't want to upset he r. Please help. I'm worried about the length of time the food sits out after being pre pared. Plus, I'd really like t o have a good meal! Hungry in Missou ri DearHungry: Food is th e least of your problems. You r mother-in-law is showing signs of dementia. Does he r doctor know about this change in her? If not, that should be the first thing on your agenda. If so, then you and your husband need to understand that what's happening may be progressive. Apoint may come when, if a fire should start while she's cooking, she would no longer remember what to d o. You and your husband should consult his mother's physician and a geriatric specialist. You should also contact the Alzheimer's Association. And at the end of the day, you should "all" prepare your evening meals together. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular.' Send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) If caller ID says husband, wife should take his call Dear Abby The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Ten, nine, eight, seven, s ix, five, four, three, two, o ne! On Dec. 31 we will begin t he countdown from the old y ear of 2010 to the New Y ear of 2011. If we're not avid New Y ear's Eve participants b lowing horns and dancing i n the streets, we still partici pate in the countdown.Even w hile we sleep the clock c ounts down and we pass f rom one year into the next. And yet, doesn't this exact t hing happen every n ight?Only, nightly we pass f rom one day into the next. What makes the New Year s o momentous is that it gives u s a whole new year in w hich to start over again. W e set goals, we implement p lans to achieve those goals a nd we march unafraid into t he unknown. Or do we? Is there fear and trepidat ion about what the New Y ear may hold? Do we wond er if we could really a chieve the goals we set?And in this very lacking economy with so many out of work, is there any hope for a "Happy New Year?" I believe there is always hope. But, it is important to have one's hope rightly placed. If it is only in our own abilities or our own desires, our hope lacks a proper foundation. It is uncertain. However, if we place our hope securely in the One who holds our futures in his hands God who created and sustains his creation then it is firm and sure.It is a hope that doesn't disappoint. "This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever" as seen in Hebrews 6: 19, NKJV. Another promise of this hope is seen in 1 Peter 1:21 where we are reminded "who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God." Anchored to God in hope means that no matter what the future holds, we know he holds the future.We can awake each new day or, as will be soon awaken into a new year confident that he loves us, will provide our needs and guide us. Come to him in faith believing He is.And then acknowledge him in all we do, praying and seeking his willhis heart for us. He is our hope for each new day, each new year. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a NewsSun correspondent and an award-winnin g writer. The final countdown of the year Pause And Consider Jan Merop Gazebos are nice to look at, but buyer beware! Young@Heart Pam Young

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, December 26, 2010 FAMILYFEATURES Water is an essential element for the human body, and we need it to stay hydrated and healthy. But where should we get our water from the tap or a bottle? Many people drink both, depending on taste and accessibility. To help you make an informed decision, here is some new information about the different refreshment choices you can make. Environmental ImpactPerhaps the biggest debate is around the environmental impact of bottled water. Afirst-ofits-kind life cycle study recently commissioned by NestlŽ Waters North America examines the environmental impact of tap water, filtered tap water, bottled water and other packaged beverages. Here are a few findings: Water in all its forms is the best beverage option for the environment. Among packaged beverages evaluated in the study, bottled water has the lightest environmental impact. So, people can lighten their own environmental impact simply by drinking bottled water instead of packaged soda or sports drinks. Just by recycling the water bottle, the environmental impact is reduced by 25 percent. Bottled water companies are working to reduce their environmental impact. For example, over the past 15 years NestlŽ Waters North America has reduced the amount of plastic in its bottles by 60 percent, making its Eco-Shape¨bottle among the lightest half-liter bottles across the packaged beverage industry.Photo courtesy of Getty Images Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesHowcanyou besureyour waterissafe?Learn the facts. Tap and bottled water are regulated by the government with public health and safety in mind. By law, FDAstandards for bottled water must be as stringent as EPAstandards for public water supplies. And in some cases, FDAbottled water standards are more stringent than the EPA's, such as for coliform bacteria, fluoride and lead. Read your municipal water quality report. Municipal water suppliers are required to produce quality reports each year. Contact your local water supplier to find out how to access these reports. Or, visit www.epa.gov/safewater.Find out the source and contents of your bottled water. Some bottled water brands provide information on how to access source and quality information, so you know exactly where your water comes from and what's in it. "Ourcustomers want to know what they're buying and consuming," says Nick Dege, directorof quality assurance at NestlŽ Waters North America. "We make it easy by publishing quality reports from independent testing r esults, which ourcustomerscanaccess throughourwebsiteandviaa toll-freephonenumber,bothof whichcanbefoundonthelabel ofeverybottle." Why is bottled water better for the environment than other packaged drinks? Bottled water has no "grown" ingredients like sugar, which eliminates the environmental impact of additional water, pesticides and energy usage associated with harvesting those ingredients. Soda has nearly twice the environmental impact as bottled water, largely because of its ingredients, the heavier bottles required for carbonation, and the amount of water used during production. The good news is that more and more people are drinking water from the tap and from a bottle. Studies show if bottled water is not available, two-thirds of people will choose other packaged drinks that produce more carbon emissions and, typically, are more calorie-intensive. Climate change impact of non-alcoholic beverage consumptionNon-alcoholic beverages make up 0.92 percent of the average consumer's total carbon footprint. This chart shows the percent of total lifestyle impact these beverages have.



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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING No surprise in Highlands County, two brothers, Randy and Mike, enjoy fishing and hunting, in particular hunting deer. Alittle over a year ago they set up a camera on property they own to keep track of what kinds of animal life moved through. They were most interested in deer, but quickly became fascinated with the variety of animals they saw. They became more involved, investing in a better camera, building a 50-foot tower on which to mount it, burying about 100 feet of cable, and setting up a feeding station in range of the camera. Randy and Mike do not hunt any of the animals on this piece of property, which is why they asked the News-Sun not to publish their last names they are afraid someone could figure out where the camera is located. It is actually located in Highlands County. We dont give out the exact location due to the safety of the public and to the wildlife. It is only for viewing, Randy said in a telephone interview. The brothers run a live audio/video stream all day, every day. All of the wildlife are free-range and come and go as they please. So far the wildlife weve seen includes armadillos, bears, hogs, fox, West leads All-County volleyball teamPAGE1BDrink in some facts about waterPAGE12BFHP: 9 hurt in AP crashPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, December 26, 2010 www.newssun.com Volume 91/Number 157 | 75 cents www.newssun.com HighLow 65 33Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny and windy Forecast Question: Have you seen as much 'Christmas spirit' this year as in the past? Next question: Do you think Rick Scott will be a better governor than Charlie Crist? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Winifred C. Allen Age 88, of Sebring John Balchan Jr Age 80, of Sebring Helen Kelley Age 76, of Sebring Jose Pinzon Age 88, of Avon Park Walter Steingraber Age 92, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 33.3% No 66.6% 099099401007 Total votes: 30 Chalk Talk 5B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar7A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 11B Sports On TV 2B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com Critters gone wild Web cam offers window into animals natural world Courtesy photos Still shots taken from the wildlife camera that is set up in a secret location in Highlands County. Black bears, raccoons and turkeys are just some of the animals that can be seen online. All the wildlife are freerange and come and go as they please.RANDY camera owner By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Coun ty commissioners resched uled the approval of a tourism grant directed at South Florid a Community College in order to steer the progra m towards a more efficie nt use of the funds. John Scherlacher, wi th the Tourism Developme nt Council (TDC), presente d an application fro m SFCC to support a Sta te and Local La w Enforcement Trainin g Symposium in th e amount of $3,000. The event is schedule d for March 8-10, and the money was to pay for a speaker, at a cost of $2,000, and advertising. The application state d that the financial retu rn would be more tha n $93,000 from the 25 0 expected to attend. Commissioner Do n Elwell questioned th e timing of the even t, which is around the 1 2 Hours of Sebring. Elwe ll made it clear that he fe lt that the original missio n of tourism money was to attract business in the o ff season, typically Jun e through October, and n ot during the height of th e season. Im not opposed to th e TDC, Elwell said abo ut his concerns. I am afra id this program is turnin g into an event subsidy pr ogram and not one to vis itors from outside th e county. My concern is that if this is the season ... eve n though there might b e County questions TDCs course See COUNTY, page 3A Elwell See CAMERA, page 3A Special to the News-SunTwas three nights before Christmas and all through Highlands County, Santa and his elves from the Aktion Club were stirring up quite a buzz. Members of the club loaded up a van full of presents and food to distribute to five needy families throughout Sebring and Avon Park on Dec. 22. Originally, the club had agreed to help three families but the generosity was so tremendous that they adopted five all together. Four of the families have children with disabilities who are receiving services from Children Medical Services and one teen lives with his grandmother who receives services from Nu-Hope Elder Care Services in Sebring. The teen got a special shopping trip on Dec. 20 so he could pick out the clothes and shoes that he wanted. The young man was very appreciative of everything he got. Although he ran out of money after he got the clothes and shoes, the club made his holiday even brighter by throwing in some extra cash so he could get a game to play. It was great to see him smile, Aktion Club president Ralph Meyers said. He really wanted that game. Meyers assisted the teen in the shopping trip. On Wednesday, Meyers did not even hesitate when asked if he would don a bright red suit and white beard to be Santa Claus. He rode around town spreading cheer to all the boys and girls including some of the adults. They were taking my picture everywhere I went, Meyers said about his new found celebrity status. It was a good feeling to make the Aktion Club spreads holiday cheer to five local families Courtesy pho to Santa hands over a package to 2-year-old Tyler Haynie and his sister Autum, who is 5 months old, as they sit on the lap of their dad Ryan. Their mom, Tamara Miller, and Aktion Club elf Alex Lopez watch. This was really great to do and I am glad I came. This is what Christmas is all about.SHARONCARPENTER Aktion Club member See AKTION, page 6A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Alan Jay Kia is giving six local charities the opportunity to rock in 2011 and win up to $1,000 during the first-ever Rockin In The New Year contest. Starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3 representatives and volunteers from a half-dozen local charities will compete in a five-day rocking chair endurance challenge. Each four-person charity team must have one representative rocking in their chair from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. for each day of the challenge, with the finale scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7. Tag team rules apply during the day, as members can replace each other throughout the day for meals, breaks and such. Our management team thought this would be a really fun way to welcome in 2011, plus it would serve as a great opportunity for some of our local charities to start off the new year with a little money too, stated Ari Wildstein, general manager of Alan Jay Kia. Wildstein added. All of the charities will get a donation, no matter what place they finish. In fact, the sixth through second place teams will receive $150, $200, $250, $300 and $500, respectively, in addition to the grand prize of $1,000 for the team still rockinat the events conclusion. Teams may also choose to seek pledges on their own to raise even more money. Registration in the contest is free to any local Highlands County non-profit organization. Interested teams are encouraged to call Ken Hedges, Kia sales manager, at 402-4230 for registration and official contest rules. Entries will be accepted on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Alan Jay Kia is at 401 U.S. 27 S. in Sebring, and is proud to be a member of the Alan Jay Automotive Network. Featuring 10 locations and 14 unique automotive brands in Highlands and Hardee counties, the Alan Jay Automotive Network has proudly supported the local community since its inception in 1992. Annually, the team of automotive dealerships supports dozens and dozens of organizations and events throughout Central Florida, including the Wheels for As Program, all of the area high schools, the United Way, Good Shepherd Hospice, The Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Drivers were pulling to the side of State Road 64, unable to resist taking a minute to watch an air ship practice touch and go landings at the Avon Park airport on Thursday. The airship is experimental, being developed for the Navy by Integrated Systems Solutions, Inc. headquartered in Maryland. The ship will be moored at the Avon Park Municipal Airport for a month. Pilots will be training on it during that time. Sorry, no rides or tours. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK A Florida Highway Patrol report released on Thursday updated the number injured in a Dec. 18 crash to nine. The two-vehicle crash on U.S. 27 involving a 1997 Ford pickup and a 1998 Ford minivan was ruled as weather related, according the FHP. Daniel F. BarriosGranados, 28, of Lake Placid, was heading northbound before his pickup veered across the median of U.S. 27 and collided with the van driven by Donna Darlene Boggess, 31, of Frostproof, that was in the southbound lane. Barrios-Granados suffered minor injuries, the report stated, but his passenger, Israel Trejo, 19, also of Lake Placid, was taken to Florida Hospital Heartland Division with serious injuries. Boggess suffered serio us injuries, and passeng er Rose M. Boggess, 50, al so of Frostproof, escaped wi th just minor wounds, t he report said. Five others in the v an were also hurt, includin g Moses Abanano, 44, wh o was initially taken to Florida Hospital in critic al condition before bein g transferred to Tam pa General Hospital. Marco Gutierrez, a 3year-old, was taken to A ll Childrens Hospital in S t. Petersburg in serious co ndition and 1-year-o ld Alberto Castilo escaped t he accident unharmed. Herman Castilo, 27, an d Ruth Martinez, 12, both of Frostproof, each suffer ed minor injuries. The last vi ctim, Kellie Jane Bogges s, 24, had serious injuries. Charges are still pendin g based on the outcome of the investigation. FHP update says nine were hurt in Dec. 18 accident By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Two communicat ion companies announced W ednesday that they are offering e xpanded services in Highlands C ounty. AT&Tlaunched its mobile broadb and network in Sebring on W ednesday, according to Kelly L ayne Starling, public relations m anager for AT&TSouth & West F lorida Markets, and that means a dvanced services for Highlands C ounty customers. Starling claimed in an e-mail to t he News-Sun that the release w ould extend access for advanced m obile services, devices and feat ure-rich audio and video content to l ocal customers. With the nations fastest mobile broadband network, AT&Tprovides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for a great wireless voice and data experience, Starling added. The AT&Tmobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies. Additionally, our Wi-Fi network offers more than 23,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more than 125,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&Tsmartphone customers get access to our entire national WiFi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesnt count against customersmonthly data plans, Starling said. More information on AT&Ts mobile broadband network can be found at www.wireless.att.com CenturyLink announced Wednesday that low-income consumers in the area may qualify for assistance programs. Millie Atkins, senior analyst and government relations specialist for CenturyLink, announced that because of two government sponsored programs, Link-Up and Lifeline, low-income consumers in Florida may qualify for assistance programs that will reduce the cost of initial telephone installation and basic monthly service. CenturyLink is spreading the word about the programs to consumers to raise awareness about services that may apply for them. Link-Up helps consumers pay the initial installation costs of getting telephone service. The amount of the discount reduces up to one-half of the initial hook-up fee, up to $30, for qualified households. Lifeline provides certain discounts each month on phone bills for qualified subscribers. According to Atkins, for the subscriber to qualify, they must participate in any one of the followin g programs: Medicaid, food stamp s, Supplemental Security Incom e (SSI), Federal Public Housin g Assistance or the Low-Incom e Home Energy Assistance Progra m (LIHEAP), Head Start, the Nation al School Lunch Program's Fr ee Lunch Program, Tempora ry Assistance to Needy Famili es (TANF) or if the households ann ual gross income is at or below 13 5 percent of the federal poverty leve l. To find out more about t he Lifeline and Link-Up programs, lo g on to the www.lifeline.gov sit e. Individuals living in a CenturyLin k service area should call 800-36 68201 or vis it www.centurylink.com/lifeline Communication giants offer more services to local residents AT&Toffers mobile broadband in Sebring, while CenturyLink to help low-income customers Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Its not a blimp ... its an airship Alan Jay Kia invites area charities to rock in 2011 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community C ollege Community E ducation is offering new c lasses this spring at the H ighlands Campus. In Beginning American S ign Language I, students w ill learn to make and r ead signs; how to sign n umbers and learn the v arious ways numbers are s igned in sentences. The c lass is held from 2:304 :30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 1 1Feb. 22 and 5:30-7:30 p .m. The cost is $62. Digital Photography I w ill teach students how to t ake better pictures using e xposure compensation, a perture, and f-stop sett ings; how to create intere sting backgrounds in by u nderstanding depth of f ield. The class meets f rom 5:30-7:30 p.m. T uesdays, Jan. 18-March 3 1. The cost is $62. Aquabics is a modera tely-paced aerobic water e xercise class for toning a nd building strength in a h eated pool. Water exerc ise is easy on the joints b ut still provides resista nce. Morning and e vening classes will be o ffered Jan. 10-Feb. 28. F or detailed days and t imes, call 453-6661, ext. 7 388. Aquacize is a gentle w ater exercise class for p eople with arthritis and i s sanctioned by the A rthritis Foundation. The c lasses are held in a heate d pool. The classes meet J an. 10-Feb. 28. For d etailed days and times, c all 453-6661, ext. 7388. Work out on state-oft he-art, 10-station N autilus equipment in the N autilus class. Afitness i nstructor will design a p rogram with the stud ents goals in mind. The c lass meets from 5:306 :30 p.m. Monday and W ednesday, Jan. 10-Feb. 2 8. The cost is $39 for the t erm. Learn the graceful art Community classes offered at SFCC in spring 2011 See SFCC, page 3A

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The money needs to be spent getting people here in the other 46 weeks of the year, Elwell said. Elwell pointed out that hotels were already sold out that week, because of the Races, and that advertising to bring in more people during that time period was not an efficient idea. I would rather spend $100,000 or $50,000 to get every person during the Race to come back in the summer time than $3,000 to get people into Highlands County in March, Elwell said. I am not criticizing this event. I am just saying that there might be a better way to use the dollars, especially right now. We sold it (tourism tax) to the folks of Highlands County one way, and since they approved it in 2002 we have strayed a little bit away from that. Commissioner Jack Richie asked if the event could be moved to fit in with the lull in tourism, and Commissioner Greg Harr is cautioned that he wou ld rather the event stay in Highlands County. My concern is that if w e ask them to move, and th ey move to Polk County, an d they take that positive fina ncial impact with them , Harris said. Commission Cha ir Barbara Stewart recom mended that all touris m grants be stopped un til members of the commissio n could meet with the TDC to bring each group onto t he same course. Continued from page 1A t urkeys, opossums, flying s quirrels, and squirrels, R andy said. He added that t here are coyotes on the prope rty, and, of course, there is a lways a chance of seeing a F lorida panther. Randy reports they usually g et 4,000 to 8,000 views a d ay, and have more than 2 ,300 fans on their Facebook p age. He said the best time to v iew is at night. Go to w ww.FLWildlifeCam.com f or the live feed. Or go to w ww.facebook.com/flwildlif e cam Continued from page 1A Camera offers window into wild Courtesy photos Squirrels and deer can also be seen in the camera at www.FLWildLifeCam.com. The camera is on both day and night and offers night vision. County wants to meet with TDC of Tai Chi and improve your balance, flexibility, breathing, and muscle strength and control. The class meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 10-Feb. 28, and the cost is $39. In Conversational Spanish, students will learn the fundamentals of speaking and understanding Spanish. The class meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 13-Feb. 24. The cost is $62. The Creative Writing class will enhance writing skills for both fiction and nonfiction work. Focus will be on basic writing skills, creating written projects, critique for written projects, building characters and plots, and refining work. How to build a novel and market your work will also be covered. The class is held Tuesdays, Jan. 18Feb. 22 and costs $53. Basic Home Computer II will teach students the components of your PC system, the PC desktop, icons, opening multiple windows, screensavers and backgrounds. This class is for beginning computer st udents working wi th Microsoft Windows X P. Class meets from 5:30-7:3 0 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 10-Fe b. 28. The cost is $85 an d includes a book. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or cente r. The college will be clos ed for Winter Break throug h Jan. 3. SFCC will reopen o n Tuesday, Jan. 4. For mo re information, contact Laur en Redick at 453-6661, 46 55300, 773-2252, or 49 47500, ext. 7388 or 7392. Continued from page 2A SFCC sets spring class lineup News-Sun staffLAKE PLACID Aaron M. Huret, 31, of Lake Placid, was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital Wednesday evening after a crash at U.S. 27 and Ben Hill Griffin Road. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Huret was driving his 2002 Ford southbound on U.S. 27 in the outside lane, approaching Ben Hill Griffin Road behind a semi truck driven by Arthur E. Braley, 61, of Gainesville. The FHPreported Huret did not see th at Braley had slowed down to to turn rig ht onto Ben Hill Griffin Road. The front of Hurets Ford collided with the back of Braleys trailer. The FHPreport said that Huret was n ot wearing his seatbelt, but that Braley w as wearing his. Lake Placid man hurt in crash The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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F or every day there is a night. For e very belly laugh a g ood cry. For every c arefree gathering a time of hard w ork.We have just rejoiced in J esusbirth, eaten our way t hrough Christmas and i ndulged each other with g ifts. Now comes the New Year a nd its resolutions. For at least a little while, m ost of us will make a sinc ere effort to quit smoking, o r lose weight, or study harde r, or save money, or volunt eer time to a worthy cause. Here at the News-Sun we h ave professional resolut ions. The reporters resolve to p roofread more carefully, the e ditor resolves to not kill the r eporters even if a typo is m issed. The graphic artists r esolve to help improve comm unication between departm ents. The lovely ladies who g reet the public resolve to t ake ownership of problems a nd solve them. The photographer resolves to stay focused. The ad executives resolve to get their work done sooner. The carriers resolve to keep the newspaper dry, and the publisher resolves to keep our community the heart and soul of the newspaper. Here are some other New Years resolutions we hope people take seriously. We hope party revelers on New Years Eve resolve to appoint a designated driver. We hope Highlands County shoppers resolve to frequent more local businesses. We hope everyone resolves to turn out for the Relays for Life this spring buying food and having a good time. We hope everyone resolves to conserve water. We hope drivers resolve to wear their seat belts, signal their intentions and stop tailgating. We hope parents resolve to meet with their childs teacher. We hope people with trash resolve to not dump it in the woods. We hope people resolve to send a card to a serviceman or woman far away from home. We hope everyone resolves to have conversations, not shouting matches. We hope the governments of Highlands County resolve to live up to the spirit of Government-in-the-Sunshine Laws. And we hope all our local elected officials resolve to work together in finding fair solutions to common problems. For most of us, 2010 was difficult. Many wonderful people passed away this year. The economy continued to drag. The summer was too hot, the winter too cold. There were painful lapses in judgment, murders, and fires. The state faced severe budget cuts, and the national news was full of bickering and strife. While 2011 may be just as challenging, we hope people resolve to remember the beauty around us; to take the time to wade in a lake, or drive into the dark to gaze at the stars, or listen to the mockingbirds in the backyard. Our world is filled with splendor. We are lucky to live on and in it. Let us all resolve to remember we are a part of something much bigger than any individual person or nation. May we all resolve to be good stewards, better neighbors and committed citizens. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, December 26, 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 As I type this column, its warm and sunny here in Central Florida. Christmas is a few days away. I view it with mixed emotions. Gone are the days when I would decorate the house and trim a tree. When I would share the excitement of two young boys as they tried to guess what they would find under the tree. When shopping for loved ones brought a smile to my lips and was a sort of an adventure. When there was a magic to the season, something you couldnt put your finger on, but it was there. When did the magic leave? Was it the year Don and I decided the hassle of taking down a tree wasnt worth putting it up? Or when the boys grew up, as boys must do, and began to view the holiday with a lack of sentiment I dont fully comprehend? Or did it depart when Christmas shopping stopped bringing me happiness and gave me hurt feet and a headache instead? When I got older, did I grow deaf and blind to the magic the season brings? I dont know. I just know I miss the magic. Oh, I know its still there; I just have to look harder for it. But it saddens me that I have to seek it out instead of it coming to me. Maybe youre in my boat. Maybe this Christmas isnt as merry as youd like it to be. It could be that a loved one lies ill this holiday season. Or the lack of a job means you cant give to your family as you would like. Or maybe something else is robbing you of your holiday spirit. I dont have a lot of wise words for you. All I can suggest is what Im trying to do open my eyes a little wider, listen a little harder. The magic is there, if well open our hearts to it. Maybe well glimpse it i n the smile of a child. Or the love shining in our families eyes. Or even in finding a parking space at the mall during these last frenzied days of shopping. And in our seeking lets not forget what the season represents to so many amon g us. From Luke 2:8-14: And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keepin g watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: an d they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I brin g you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is bor n this day in the city of Davi d a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men. May your Christmas hav e been blessed with love and happiness. And may the Ne w Year bring all of you good things. Thank you for lettin g me share a bit of my life with you all these years. Your reading is a wonderfu l gift to me. Laura Ware is a Sebring re sident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady @ embarqmail.com The magic is there, if you look Lauras Look Laura Ware Some New Years resolutions A ll seniors should attend SALT meetings E ditor: Yesterday I attended another i nformative meeting presented by T he Highlands County Triad and S .A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law E nforcement Together), which t akes place every third Tuesday at 1 0 a.m. each month either in Avon P ark, Sebring or Lake Placid. This is the one event that all seni or citizens should put on their cale ndar each month. These meetings a re designed for seniors by the s heriffs department, all three p olice departments and the SALT C ouncil. Speakers are professionals i n our community who have put a l ot of effort into addressing issues t hat impact us all. Surveys have b een passed out at health fairs and i n several neighborhoods, and the i ssues that are being discussed are t he issues that have been marked as a concern by most of us. The meetings are listed in both l ocal newspapers, and they are o pen for all of us in the hope that w e will find help and be prepared f or those issues that face all seni ors. There are scam artists out t here just waiting for us to be taken a dvantage of. Some of them are s trangers, and sadly, some of them a re our own family and/or careg ivers. Some of the issues are h ealth related, transportation, a buse, vandalism, etc. I would encourage our seniors to w atch the newspapers for meeting l ocations and times and plan to a ttend or call Janet Tindell, SALT c hairman, at 443-0747 for more i nformation. The meetings are well w orth our time (an hour at the most). My hope is that there is a standing-room-only crowd attending the next meeting. The SALT Council is not asking anything except to attend. It does not cost anything but your time. See you there. Grace A. Plants SebringNow a government of the richEditor: For the life of me, I cant understand why the American voters keep on electing multi-millionaires into office to represent us. They dont give a hoot about you and me, except at election time. All they are doing is waiting for their next million dollar bonus checks from the lobbyists of multi-million dollar corporations. They represent the millionaires, not the little people like you and me. When are the American voters going to wake up and get their heads out of the sand and stop this rape of America and the American people? Big corporations sending millions of jobs over seas and putting millions of Americans out of work because of it and trillions of dollars in debt. We have only ourselves to blame. Wake up people. Dont let the big multi-million dollar corporations pick your representatives for you, because they are already bought off by the big corporations, with millions of dollars in campaign contributions. Do you think those multi-million dollar corporations dont expect something in return? This isnt a government of the people, for the people and by the people anymore. It is a government of the rich, for the rich and by the rich. Don H. Streeter SebringPut the bad things awayEditor: People who hurt or lost a loved one this time of year know it is the hardest holiday to face. I lost my husband Dec. 19, 1982 a drunk driver. In 1975, I lost my handicap sons father to cancer. We miss them the heartaches make it so tough to forgive or forget. I understand how you feel. I know our Heavenly Father feels the hurt also, as we are His children and He bears our pain. But we have to give our love to Him. He will pass on our love to those we lost. We all need to pull together and know our loved ones are in a better place than we are. Theyre safe and all the pain is gone for them. The guardian angels that are sent to care for us are our loved ones. They wipe our tears and touch us like a breeze or a brush against our bed theyre all around us. We must hold on to their love so they know we still think of them. My son is a Down syndrome and his love and caring has cost him his chance to finish his baseball. He hugged and I hear, kissed a girl. These people are the most lovable and honest kids there are. They have no hate, just love. He was chastised for loving people. It hurts me so bad to see him hurt. We had a companion but let her go. I would not let this person take him to Lake Placid. But I found someone to take Brian and I to do the games $10 a trip but this all started after this person was let go. I could not ride with them so these others took me. Then the trip was taken away from us due to lies. He did not do this. Lies hurt like a loss. We have no car to go any place so our life is left with going to none of his programs that he can go to. I know who started this. Ive had a triple bypass and stint. I hurt for him. We dont have much. Those Christmas parties and riding in the float this year were taken away from him. My love and tears cant make this OK. I love my son with my whole heart and I pray that all of you can get past the hurt. I still hurt but we have to heal. I had saved up $2,220 a couple of years ago. Someone came into my apartment and took it. It was to take my son to Disney World. We will never be able to save it again. He wants to go when hes 45 and hes still a little boy at heart. He wanted to eat with Mickey and characters. We were just going to spend a week at a hotel. Like I said hurt is a sad word. Watch out for people who want to get in your life. People you dont know. God bless each of you. Try to put the bad things away and the angels will walk with you. Its tough I know but you will laugh and know youre safe. Please push the hurt way back in your heart and let the fun take over. I pray you have the best holiday ever. The biggest gift of all put the hurt away and love each other. We send love and prayers. Thank you God bless you. Patricia Hale Sebring Several help with Foundation T-shirtsEditor: On behalf of the ninth grade stu dents in the Freshmen Foundation at Sebring High School, Id like t o thank the following sponsors for their donations for our Foundation T-shirts: Anderson Animal Clinic; Dr. Nick Ausaf; AXAAdvisors; Cutlers Pool Service; Dees Place ; Dr. Francesco Ferretti; Fitch Global, LLC; Kents Tax Service; Lockwood Aviation; Morris Funeral Chapel; My Jewelry Box; and Waypoints Financial. Because of their generosity, we were able to provide T-shirts for the entire Foundation class for Spirit Days. Congratulations to Paul Dawes for creating the T-shi rt design during our logo contest las t year. Our Freshman Foundation h as had a great start and hopefully wi ll continue its success as the year progresses. Ilene Eshelma n Assistant Princip al Sebring library employees are grandEditor: Merry Christmas to the employ ees of the Sebring Library for the excellent service they provide to u s the residents of Sebring. They work hard all year get little reward. Our Sebring Library is one of the finest around in Florida. I say thank you for the service you render. God bless you. Dave Ba ra Sebrin g Bouquets EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870 ; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-ma il editor@newssun.com.

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W inifred AllenWinifred C. Winnie A llen, 88, of Sebring died D ec. 11, 2010. Born in B rooklyn, N.Y., she moved to Sebring in 1983. She attended First Baptist Church of Sebring. She is survived by two daughters and a son, Carolyn Melf, James D avis, and Robin Mascari; a nd a grandson. Interment was at Lakeview M emorial Gardens in Avon P ark. The family suggests m emorials be sent to H ighlands County Humane S ociety, 7321 Haywood T aylor Blvd., Sebring, FL 3 3876.Helen KelleyHelen Louise Kelley, 76, o f Sebring died Dec. 23, 2 010. Born in Sebring, she h ad been a lifelong resident o f the area. She was a homem aker. She is survived by her s ons, Norman, Russell P. and D avid; daughter, Evelyn L. M cCalley; sisters, Dorthy W hitton and Ann Fayles; e ight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Afuneral service will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28,at Stephenson-Nelson Chapel, with Mike Adams officiating. Interment will be at Pinecrest Cemetery immediately following. Jose PinzonJose Pinzon, 88, of Avon Park died Dec. 23, 2010. Born in Manati, Puerto Rico he moved to Avon Park in 1978. He was a director for the United States Customs, he served in the United States Army during World War II, and he was of the Christian faith. He is survived by four sisters, a brother, three grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 in the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, with funeral service to follow at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor Juan Sanchez Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at stephensonnelsonfh.com.Walter SteingraberWalter George Steingraber, 92, of Sebring died Dec. 22, 2010. Born in Moran, Wyo., he had been a resident of Sebring since 1991. He was an electrical superintendent for a brewery. He is survived by his daughters, Gwen Morrison, Jana Elmore, and Bonnie Glaze; sons, Buck Steingraber and Thomas Steingraber; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010Page 5A Would Dad have wanted it that way?Serving our community since 1925. Locally owned & operated. www.stephensonnelsonfh.comSebring, FL 33870 385-0125 Avon Park, FL 33825 453-3101Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home & CrematoryPreplanning a funeral is not something you do for yourself Its something you do for your family. It spares them from making emotional decisions decisions that may not be consistent with your own wishes. We specialize in prearrangements for your familys sake.Proud to serve Sebring, Lake Placid & Avon Park SERVICE 6 DAYS A WEEK 2833 Hwy 27 S. Avon Park 453-CART (2278) Email us at: ezgotxt@aol.comAmerican Golf Cart Golf Cart BatteriesFrom $6495& Up+ Tax & ExchangeCLEARANCE2007 CartsWhile They Last!Battery Charger Repair NEW & USEDGas & ElectricGolf Carts2-4 PassengerVehiclesReconditionedGolf Carts We Buy Old Carts John Balchan, Jr., 89, of Sebring, FL, died on September 27, 2010 of injuries sustained in a car accident June 2. He is survived by sons: Doug Balchan, his wife Jane (Castellini) of Springfield, OH, and their four children, and Daryl Balchan, his wife Patti (Dillon) of Carmel, IN, and their three children. John was born May 14, 1921, in Detroit, MI. A WWII Marine Corps veteran, he married Eleanor Marecki Balchan on Aug 24, 1946. After retirement they split their time between Michigan and Florida. His ashes will be interred next to his wife at St Michaels Parish, Remus, MI. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Dr. Eleanor Balchan Education Scholarship, Macomb County Community College, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI USA 48088. Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Carmel. JOHN BALCHAN, JR. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have NFLBig Ticket on the screen with kickoff set for 1 p.m. today. Karaoke by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Schedules subject to change; call for details. For more information, call 452-9853. The Highlands County Moose Lodge will have the 40/8 meeting at 6 p.m. The Cabane will be inside; the Voiture on the outside. For more information, call 4520579.Writers group to meet at new locationSEBRING The Florida Writers Association group, Sebring Scribblers and Scribes, will begin to hold meetings in the Sebring Village Clubhouse, one mile west of U.S. 27 at 4343 Schumacher Road, starting in January. The group will meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. except in February when it will be on the second Tuesday. The first meeting will be on Jan.11 with program to be announced. Membership in FWAis encouraged but not required and the public is invited. For information contact Barbara Beswick at 4029181.Shrine Ladies play BuncoAVON PARK The public (men, too) is invited to play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, De c. 28. The event is open to new or experienced players; co st is $2/person. Phone 4712425 for information.Recreation Club plans eventsSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., wi ll host the following events this week: Monday Ladies Soci al Club 1 p.m. Shuffleboard scrambles 1:15 p.m. Tuesday Bridge 12:3 0 p.m. Ping pong 3 p.m. Friday Bridge 12:30 p.m. Mini-shuffleboard tournament 1:15 p.m. COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES Allen By AMYTAXIN Associated PressHIGHLAND, Calif. Leslie Constante burst into tears when she saw a red tag slapped on her parents garage in Highland, deeming it unsafe to enter. My mom and dad worked so hard for this, said the 29-year-old pharmacy technician, wearing knee high rubber boots. She couldnt get inside to see how bad the damage was to Christmas presents and other belongings. Out front, two holiday reindeer were enveloped in mud several feet deep. Many California residents who endured flooding, mudslides and evacuations during a weeklong onslaught of rain must now clean up or even rebuild and some face the prospect of not being able to spend Christmas at home. The storms push across the West left a muddy mess Thursday across Southern California and the threat of avalanches in Nevada, where Clark County officials urged residents of Mount Charleston, near Las Vegas, to leave after snow slides near two mountain hamlets. Preliminary damage estimates throughout California were already in the tens of millions of dollars and expected to rise. Astate of emergency was declared in a total of nine counties, including Los Angeles, Orange and Santa Barbara The inland region of Southern California east of Los Angeles emerged as among the hardest hit, esp ecially San Bernardin o County. In Highland, people we re literally chased from the ir homes by walls of mud an d water, leaving behin d dwellings strung with ho liday lights. They return ed Thursday to find the ir neighborhood inundat ed with mud. Five homes we re destroyed and nearly 70 ot hers damaged. Highland officials es timated the storm caus ed $17.2 million damage to homes, cars and a brid ge that was washed away. Californians start cleaning up mud, water, debris By ANNE DINNOCENZIO and ELLEN GIBSON APRetail WritersNEWYORK Holiday p rocrastinators packed stores F riday morning, grabbing t hose last few presents, snagg ing gift cards and the finishi ng touches for Christmas d inner. For stores, this 11th-hour d ash caps the best holiday s eason since 2007, and possib ly the best ever. With C hristmas falling on a S aturday this year, Friday is a h oliday for most workers. T hat allowed shoppers to hit t he stores first thing in the m orning. Im calling it Fantastic F riday, because I really do t hink its going to be one of t he busiest days of the year, s aid Marshal Cohen, chief f ashion industry analyst with r esearcher NPD Group. At the CVS drugstore in D ecatur, Ga., Lisa Belcher, 4 2, was picking up a heating p ad and gift cards for a dinn er and a movie. I usually end up having to g et something on Christmas E ve, she said. Many still didnt know w hat they wanted. When I walk past it, Ill k now, said Jewelyn Sanders, 5 7, of Washington, D.C., who w as looking for gifts for her t hree sisters in the linen sect ion of Macys in downtown W ashington. She had already b ought them Wal-Mart gift c ards but wanted something m ore for each of them. Plenty of others were desp erate. I dont have time to look f or deals, said Rob Tibbo, of H ooksett, N.H., who was fini shing up his buying at the S teeplegate Mall in Concord. T ibbo started shopping T hursday was buying his w ife a Coach bag. Astrong Christmas Eve w ould round out a surprisingl y successful holiday season for retailers. The National Retail Federation predicts that holiday sales will reach $451.5 billion this year, up 3.3 percent over last year. That would be the biggest year-over-year increase since 2006, and the largest total since sales hit a record $452.8 billion in 2007. A strong finish could even give 2010 the crown. While both are heavy shopping days, Christmas Eve draws a different breed of buyer than Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. Those who get up and brave the cold on Black Friday are usually looking for hot items, not only to buy gifts but to score something for themselves, said Kathy Grannis, a spokeswoman for the National Retail Federation. Theyre planners, and they map out what they want to buy. Shoppers who come out on Christmas Eve, on the other hand, were either waiting for the biggest discounts or they didnt have the money to spend earlier, she said. Or they just tend to dilly-dally. While many Black Friday shoppers relish the hunt, lastminute buyers are harried and focused on getting things done. At toy stores, shopping is particularly intense as parents scramble to find the perfect toy. Stores are packed, said Jerry Storch, EO of Toys R Us, which for the first time has all stores open for 88 hours straight, until 10 p.m. Friday. This is a big day in terms of the intensity of shopping, he said. Storch noted that shoppers are out looking for all kinds of toys, but he cant guarantee parents will find some of the seasons hottest. Mattel Inc.s Monster High line is scarce, while shoppers will probably be out of luck getting a Dance Star Mickey. And true to stereotype, procrasinators are mostly men, said Dan Jasper, spokesman for Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. Accordingly, stores push mens and womens sweaters in their circulars, while shoes and childrens apparel take a back seat. Jewelry also tends to be a top last-minute gift item, though that category has been strong throughout the season. E-commerce has driven much of the holidays spending growth, as more Americans responded to online sales and free shipping offers. For the season to-date, $36.4 billion has been spent online, a 15.4 increase over last year, according to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse. Many people who postponed their shopping this year blame busy schedules. The number of hours U.S. workers are putting in at the office each week has been on the upswing since the official end of the recession in June 2009, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That leaves less time for shopping during the week. Procrastinators shouldnt hit too many snags, if theyre open-minded. Macys and others had plenty of sweaters and other fashions, for example. Store inventories are not as depleted as last year, when merchants scared about having too many leftovers saw some empty shelves near the end of the season. Sanders of Washington said she hadnt been able to get everything on her list. A sporting goods store she went to was sold out of New York Giants slippers and jerseys she wanted for her brotherin-law. 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Page 6ANews-SunSunday, December 27, 2010www.newssun.com NEWYEARS EVE AT CHICANESEarly Bird Seatings 12 Noon to 3pm Dinner Seating 4pm 8:00pm Special Menu New Years Eve Party Seating Begins 9pm Three course dinner and the party $75.00 per person Party alone seating after 10pm $25.00 cover charge Tapas menu availableHOTEL PACKAGESGold $211.00 per couple includes Hotel Room, 3 course dinner, party and breakfast for two New Years Day Silver Package $111.00 per couple includes Hotel Room, party and breakfast for two New Years Day.NEW YEARS PARTYFeaturing Dj Mad Max, dancing, party favors, Champage toast and one complimentary house cocktail. 3100 Golfview Rd. SebringLocated in Inn on the Lakes314-0348 c hildren happy. This was really great to d o and I am glad I came, A ktion Club member Sharon C arpenter said. This is what C hristmas is all about. One young couple in Avon P ark, who has two children, w ere so happy to see Santa a nd his elves with the prese nts that they had to show t hem into their home so they c ould see their newly found t ree. The father was so excite d to tell the Christmas troop t hat he found the artificial w hite tree along the road w ith lights on it. He claimed, And it worked when I p lugged it in. The club members stood a round the tree admiring it e ven though there were no o rnaments on it. They reali zed that the packages that t hey wrapped themselves m ade the tree look more b eautiful than before. The f amily agreed that the brightl y colored packages made t heir tree special. This moment was a classic j ust like what Charles S chultz wrote when he create d Merry Christmas Charlie B rown. Jessica Rogers, a Lake P lacid mother who has four c hildren, came to her mothe rs apartment in Sebring to m eet with Santa and his e lves. As Santa jumped out of t he van, children throughout t he apartment complex began t o believe that the jolly old m an is really watching them. You better be good, Ill be b ack Christmas Eve, Meyers s houted out to them. The group headed for the s econd floor of the complex w ith packages in their arms. A s the elevator door opened, S anta was greeted with s creams of delight and hugs. The three young boys, ages 5, 4 and 2, were patiently waiting for his arrival. The best part of Santa's night was when 5-year-old Joey Potter greeted him with a tin full of cookies. Their little sister, Adriana Cordova, was nestled in her car seat inside the apartment. The tiny little 1-month-old infant was the familys Christmas miracle. Shortly after being born, she had stopped breathing. The medical professionals were able to revive her by shocking her a defibribulator but the paddles left burn marks on her little chest. Because of all the medical needs in this family, they would not have had any Christmas gifts to put under the tree. It was the Aktion Club who stepped forward to solicit gifts, food and cash from the community to help out. Acouple members of the Sebring Kiwanis Club also helped. Aktion Club is a civic group comprised of people with disabilities. It is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club. Each family received a ham and a box full of nonperishable food items as well. In addition to all the good deeds done by the members of the Aktion Club on Wednesday night, they also visited several people who are either elderly, disabled, home alone or just needing some cheer. The trip started at 2 p.m. and did not finish until after 9 p.m. One special visit was made as the group stopped to see one of their own members for a birthday surprise. Sara Canali, Aktion Club treasurer, was home with her grandparents in hopes of having a couple friends over for a party. Unfortunately, the guests did not come because her grandparents had been fighting a cold. This is great that you stopped by because Sara is down in the dumps. This will cheer her up, her grandfather Tom Canali said as he greeted Santa and his elves at the door outside. Sara was grinning from ear to ear when she saw her friends. She could not resist having a photo taken with Santa. Her party plans got canceled and her birthday cake still sat on the table. The Aktion Club members then decided to make their friend's birthday a happy one. They finished their holiday travels and came back to help Sara celebrate her big day. They sang, ate cake and shared a lot of good stories about their adventure that night. As Santa and his elves rose from the table, they rubbed their tummies and wished everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Continued from page 1A Courtesy photo Karlo Lopez, age 1, receives a gift from Santa Claus as his mom Jasmine holds him. A neighbor Maria Concepcion (in back) watches as Aktion Club elf Sharon Carpenter helps Santa. Courtesy photo Santa gets a special treat as 5-year-old Joey Potter, of Lake Placid, hands him a cookie. Aktion Club members Sandra Harper and Alex Lopez watch. They brought several presents to Joey and his family. Aktion Club plays Santa for families Special to the News-SunSouth Flori da Community College s Community Educatio n Department is offering a 12-hour Advanced Driv er Improvement Course f or drivers who wish to ha ve their drivers license rei nstated or those that we re ordered by the court to d o so. The course will be he ld from 5:30-9:30 p.m Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 1 820 at the SFCC DeSo to Campus, 2252 N.E. Turn er Ave., Arcadia. Pre-registr ation is required and the f ee is $124. Aseries of Safe Drivin g Accident Preventio n Program (SPAPP) cours es for drivers who ha ve received a traffic citatio n will also be offered. The four-hour cours es will be held from 5:30-9:3 0 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 at the SFCC DeSoto Campu s, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:3 0 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at t he SFCC Hardee Campus. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $37. Aseries of Alcohol Dru g Accident Preventio n Training (ADAPT) cours es for first-time driver s license applicants will be offered in January. The four-hour cours es will be held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the SFCC DeSo to Campus, 8:30 a.m. to 12:3 0 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at t he SFCC Highlands Campu s, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Saturday, Jan. 22 at t he SFCC Hardee Campus. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $3 2. Participants may register in Building B on t he Highlands Campus or at any SFCC campus or ce nter. SFCC offers driver classes

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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 any c hanges in this listing by calling 3 85-6155, ext. 516; send any c hanges by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests only. P ost is at 528 N. Pine St., S ebring. Call 471-1448. Inerstate chapter of A .B.A.T.E. meets the last S unday of every month at The B lue Crab, 825 Ridgewood Dr., S ebring at 11 a.m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. Call 4 65-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualified g uests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. L odge phone number 4520 579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3827 731. No dues, fees or weighi ns. For details on the organizat ion, go to www.oa.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. C all 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 o ffers NASCAR racing in the p avilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open a nd kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. L odge is at 11675 U.S. 98, S ebring. Call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 plays euchre at 1:30 p .m. and E&J Karaoke is from 4 :30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2 011 SE Lakeview Drive, S ebring. Call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant P resbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 3 14-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 6:30 p.m. at R osewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 S outh, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at S t. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. C all 202-0647. American Legion Placid P ost 25Lake Placid has shuff leboard at 1 p.m. Lounge h ours are 12-9 p.m. Call 4657 940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Happy h our from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711 448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts a t 7:30 p.m. for members and g uests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes A ssociation has shuffleboard a t 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. T he clubhouse is at 2714 N autilus Drive in Avon Park. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake P lacid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 4020177 for guest speaker list. Dual Diagnosed (Addiction and Mental Health) Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the fourth Monday at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, fourth Monday, Sebring Civic Center. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets the second and fourth Monday at the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started now in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at www.samdun.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. 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Highlands County Concert B and rehearses 7-9 p.m. every M onday at Sebring High School b and room. All musicians are w elcome. Vic Anderson, music al director. Call Bill Varner at 3 86-0855. Highlands County D emocratic Executive C ommittee meets 7 p.m. fourth M onday in the Democratic P arty Headquarters, 4216 S ebring Parkway, Sebring. Call 6 99-6052. Highlands County Rotary C lub meets at 6 p.m. at C harlies Restaurant, C ommerce Street, Sebring. Highlands County Sewing G roup meets from 1-3 p.m. at t he Highlands County Agri-Civic C enter in the 4-H laboratory, S ebring. Call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club m eets noon, Takis Family R estaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior S quadron, Civil Air Patrol the U .S. Air Force Auxiliary meets t he second and fourth Monday n ights at the Sebring Airport T erminal Building. All are welc ome. Call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. Lake Placid American L egion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., L egion hall. Lake Placid Art League will h ave classes in Drawing and P ainting, conducted by Anne W atson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 1 2:30 p.m. at the Cultural C enter, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1 -4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will t each Fabric Painting at the c enter. For information call Dan D aszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 o pens its lounge at 1 p.m. at t he lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p .m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p .m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is o pen to members and their g uests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has stor ytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 e xcept during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays c ards at 2 p.m. Open to memb ers and qualified guests only. L odge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me A lanon Group meets from 1 0:30 a.m. to noon every M onday at Heartland Christian C hurch, 2705 Alt. 27 South, S ebring. For details about A lanon, a self-help group for f amilies and friends of alcoh olics, call 385-5714. Narcotics Anonymous N ever Alone Candlelight m eets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. B utler Ave. in Avon Park, near t he First Congregational C hurch. For information call H eartland area helpline (863) 6 83-0630. More information on o ther meetings and events at w ww.naflheartland.org. National Association for t he Advancement of the C olored People, Highlands C ounty Branch meets 7:30 p .m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Orchid Society of H ighlands County meets 7 p .m. on the fourth Monday at t he Highlands County Agri-Civic C enter, 4509 George Blvd., S ebring. Call Ed Fabik at 4652 830 for details. Placid Lakes Bridge Club m eets 12-4:30 p.m. second and f ourth Monday in Placid Lakes T own Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes B lvd. No meetings from end of M ay to October. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands C ounty meets at 6:15 p.m. at B eef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p .m., The Palms, Pine Street, S ebring. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 h as pizza and darts at 7:30 p .m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, S ebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 h as the lounge open from 12-7 p .m. For more details, call 4713 557. Sebring Historical Society o pen 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. M onday-Friday. Located in b ack side of Sebring Public L ibrary building on Lake J ackson. For information, call 4 71-2522. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 p lays Texas Hold em at 7 p.m. t he second and fourth Monday a t 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef f ranks and Italian sausages f rom 1 p.m. to closing. Call 6 55-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly F L632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p .m. at the fellowship hall at the F irst Baptist Church of Lake J osephine, Sebring. Call Judy O Boyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 4300 meets 2 p.m. fourth Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. For more information please contact Wendy at 863-382-2022.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. 8 & 40 Salon 687 Call Betty Darmer, 465-2272, for details. Alzheimers/Dementia Seminar held at 11 a.m. every fourth Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid. Also sponsored by Nurse on Call. Covers common signs of dementia, coping and care giving tips, disease management, organizations, etc. Call 465-0568. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Audubon Chapter meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, downtown Lake Placid on the corner of Main and Park. Bring a covered dish to share, utensils and plates, at 6:30 p.m. or come at 7:30 p.m. for presentations by guest speaker. The public is invited. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. Call 452-2385. AvonPark Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call president Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice president Linda Webster at 385-1124. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at The Rock, Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at Buttonwood Bay meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month November through March. We invite anyone interested in expanding their computer knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets first and third Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Sebring. Call Lynn Ullinn for meeting times at 3140557 or e-mailluckyduck@mymailstation.com. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Call 385-0987. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaxsons. Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Call Joe Collins, 655-5545, for details. LAKEPLACIDLIONSClub meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday each month at Herons Garden, 501 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call Jeanne at 6990743. Lake Placid Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday at the lodge. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephin e Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Sevent hday Adventist Church, 1410 W Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c o m. Call 382-7731. 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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 CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001591 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC. Plaintiff, vs. LAURA L. GRIFFIN and GREGORY W. GRIFFIN, QUAIL COVE OWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 6, 2010 in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOT 39, OF QUAIL COVE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001353 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. ANN DEVINE HINSON, SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; BANK OF AMERICA FKA BARNETT BANK OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 6, 2010 in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOT THIRTY THREE (33) BLOCK E, OF SPRING LAKE, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 6101 PINE LN., SEBRING, FL 338766490; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures locate therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k December 19, 26, 2010 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001161 HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for Deutsche ALT-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2007-1 Plaintiff, vs. BOANERGE MORENO, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BOANERGE MORENO, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 6, 2010 in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOTS 4 AND 5, BLOCK 19, SEBRING LAKES UNIT TWO-C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 13464 LYNNWOOD STREET, SEBRING, FL 33875; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO WATER RATES, FEES, CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS, AND METER CONVERSION POLICIES FOR THE SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT The Spring Lake Improvement District will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at the Spring Lake Community Center located on Spring Lake Boulevard, in Pine Breeze Park, for the purpose of hearing public comment and objections of certain rates, fees, construction standards, and meter conversion policies for the District's water utility system. The District will consider updated policies and new rates and fees for meter conversion. Any changes will go into effect immediately. EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT MEETINGS IS ADVISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. JOSEPH DECERBO DISTRICT MANAGER DECEMBER 26, 2010 JANUARY 2, 2011 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th day of January, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 9, 10 AND 11, BLOCK 210, ALTAMONT PLACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 8th day of December, 2010. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 09001954GCS CENLAR FSB, Plaintiff, vs. DIPCHAND PANCHU; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; JANKI PANCHU; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 6th day of December, 2010, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001954, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CENLAR FSB is the Plaintiff and DIPCHAND PANCHU; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; JANKI PANCHU; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000757GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-2 Plaintiff, vs. LUCIA LEON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUCIA LEON; PLACID LAKES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 6, 2010, and entered in Case No. 09000757GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-2 is Plaintiff LUCIA LEON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUCIA LEON; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; PLACID LAKES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th day of January 4, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 24, IN BLOCK 139, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION ELEVEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 quired to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 19, 2010. Personal Representative: /s/ Lynda D. Hahn 4115 Loquat Road Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ W. Roy Wilkes Attorney for Lynda D. Hahn Florida Bar Number: 0608475 Elder & Disability Law Firm, P.A. 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Telephone: (863)699-2222 Fax: (863)465-1857 E-Mail: wrw@wilkeslawfirm.com December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-309 IN RE: ESTATE OF HELENA ELEANOR KADAR, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Helena Eleanor Kadar, deceased, whose date of death was March 11, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.' All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is reIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000670GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. SIMON LORENZO BROWN, JR., et al., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, 2010, and Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 21, 2010, both entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000670 of the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, 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, in, at 11:00 a.m. and on the 14th day of January, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment: Lot 16, GRAN-LORE RANCHETTES, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 13, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Together with that certain 1993 Fleetwood Mobile Home Identification #FLFLP70A21273SK and FLFLP70B21273SK. TOGETHER WITH all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, rights, appurtenances, rents royalties,mineral, oil and gas rights and profits, water rights and stock and all fixtures now or hereafter attached to the property. **ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.** WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on December 21, 2010. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, visa Florida Relay Service. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit and County Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 26, 2010; January 2, 2011 DANIELSON, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 607 CHEROKEE CIRCLE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 5, BLOCK C, OF PINE HILL, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 66, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before January 31, 2011 or within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Courton this 10th day of December, 2010. ROBERT GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-001103 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF MONITA V. DANIELSON A/K/A MONITA DANIELSON, DECEASED, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF MONITA V. DANIELSON A/K/A MONITA DANIELSON, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, A ND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST, MONITA V. DANIELSON A/K/A MONITA IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: 10-1353 GCS Judge: Cowden EDWARD H. DAWES and MERNEL D. DAWES, Plaintiff(s), -vs.ROBERTO ENRIQUE CASTROMAN VEZZANI, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Roberto Enrique CASTROMAN Vezzani Residence and Address unknown Last known adress: PO Box 5673 Caracas 1010, Venezuela 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 Quiet Title for the following described property, to wit: Lot 2, Block 351, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATS OF SEBRING UNIT 16, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 4, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 28, 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 21, 2010. ROBERT W. 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Certified Firefighter II and Fire Officer I required as prescribed by Florida State Bureau of Fire Standards. Fire Officer II preferred and minimum certification of EMT-B desired. An Associate Degree with specialized training in fire department operations and administration a must. A Bachelors Degree with major course work in fire science or fire administration is preferred. A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in fire suppression, rescue, and the delivery of emergency medical services with at least five (5) years in a managerial/supervisory capacity equivalent to the rank of Lieutenant or two years as a Captain or above. Salary compensable DOQ. Applications and job description is available at the City of Avon Park, 110 E. Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825 or can be obtained on our website: www.avonpark.cc All applications must be accompanied with a copy of applicants Florida drivers license. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Avon Park is a smoke and drug-free workplace. E.O.E. Return completed applications to City Hall, Human Resource Dept., 110 E Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1550ProfessionalServicesNEED SOMEONEto take care of your loved one? In their OWN HOME? Excellent references...25 years exp. Call Joanie at 863-471-9726. 1400Health CareServicesCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (HCBCC) GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County as the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District Board of Supervisors, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for:ITB 11-020 LEASE OF 398 ACRES OF PROPERTY AT 202 DRIGGERS ROAD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 NIGP CODE COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE: 971-35Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net"www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, CPPB, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department Assistant Purchasing Director 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org"dgilbert@hcbcc.orgBidder will submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of their bid, in an envelope that must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010, at which they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The BCC will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above meeting. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners as the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District Board of Supervisors (IMWID) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District. The IMWID Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners as the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District Board of Supervisors of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County Commissioners as the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District Board of Supervisors, Purchasing Department; Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net December 26, 2010; January 2, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals***************************************** 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 CASE NO. 2009-1951-GCS TD BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. PAULINE E. DELMARR and MICHAEL A. DELMARR, her husband, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 17, 2010 (the ``Judgment''), entered in Civil Case No. 09-1951-GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which TD BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff, and PAULINE E. DELMARR and MICHAEL A. DELMARR, her husband, are Defendants. I will sell the Property as defined in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on January 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. to the ``highest bidder'', for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The ``highest bidder'' for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is defined as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property ad who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following Property located in Highlands County, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 24, Block 105, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, Unit 8, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Street Address: 5760 San Juan Drive, Sebring, Florida 33872 (``Property''). 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 seal of this Court on December 17, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 26, 2010; January 2, 2011 IN PLAT BOOK 15, AT PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 8 MALLARD DR., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk December 19, 26, 2010 1050Legals WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! 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SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, December 26, 2010 Sebring libero Bianca Nortelus Blue Streak Brittany Whittington Lady Red Devil Zakia Hart Lake Placids Alana Neilander Green Dragon setter Kylie Weber 2010 News-Sun All-County VolleyballSecond Team OH Stephanie Struck Sebring MH Alysha Curtis Lake Placid OH Teresa Devlin Avon Park S Dino Lower Sebring D Taylor Miller Lake Placid L Brittany Collison Lake Placid 2010 News-Sun All-County VolleyballFirst Team MH Anna West Sebring OH Alana Neilander Lake Placid OH Brittany Whittington Sebring S Kylie Weber Lake Placid D Zakia Hart Avon Park L Bianca Nortelus Sebring News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sebring Lady Blue Streak Anna West, the 2010 News-Sun All-County Player of the Year, leads the All-County team. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comHeading into the 2010 volleyball season, Sebring senior Anna West knew shed have a big role to fill and while ready for the challenge, there was some trepidation. I was honestly scared going into the season, she said. I didnt necessarily have a lack of faith, but rather I missed the seniors from last year so much and was curious to see who would fill their shoes. West knew shed be a focal point for the Blue Streaks, and her offseason preparation had her geared up. Personally, I was so ready for this season after last years club season and my last summer of Sebring High School Conditioning, she said. And though the squad didnt quite reach the goal of a playoff appearance, West wowed with her play and stats enough to earn the 2010 News-Sun All-County Volleyball Player of the Year. The 5-foot, 10-inch hitter played in 75 games this past season and racked up 155 kills to go with 59 blocks, 33 service aces and 77 digs. But her talent and value go far beyond the numbers. She just has a presence on the court, head coach Venessa Sinness said. No matter where she is on the court, other teams look for her. She has that intensity and drive that make her stand out and made her so valuable. Traits that become evident when West describes her own strengths. I think I am able to lead others into a mode of determination without being sucked into the roller coaster of emotions after winning and losing points, she said. I believe its about maintaining a high level of focus and completely forgetting about what just happened and maintaining attention on the play of each moment. That strength of mind and ability were also crucial in her recovering from a scary moment early in her high school career. I collided with Ashley Walden in a game against Okeechobee my freshman year, she recalled. We both ended up in the hospital. But while it was a frightening moment, time and perseverence have allowed her to heal. Its been an often-told and laughed-about story throughout the years, she said. While keeping busy with the season as well as a sometimes hectic club volleyball schedule, West is a top student who, while continuing her playing career is a hope, it isnt a priority. Im still waiting on God to tell me what I am supposed to do next year, she said of her future options. I have been accepted to Samford University in Birmingham and am anxiously waiting on their Honors Program decision date in February. At this point, playing in college does not seem like an option. If the opportunity didA A A A l l l l l l l l s s s s i i i i g g g g n n n n s s s s p p p p o o o o i i i i n n n n t t t t t t t t o o o o W W W W e e e e s s s s t t t t See ALL-COUNTY, page 4B

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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-Pittsburgh1140.733334223 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 Carolina2130.133186377 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 Pittsburgh 27, Carolina 3 Saturdays Game Dallas at Arizona, late 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 Boston234.852 New York1712.5867 Philadelphia1118.37913 Toronto1019.34514 New Jersey921.3001512Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami229.710 Atlanta1912.6133 Orlando1712.5864 Charlotte919.3211112Washington720.25913 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago189.667 Indiana1314.4815 Milwaukee1216.429612Detroit 1019.3459 Cleveland821.27611WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio254.862 Dallas235.821112New Orleans1712.5868 Houston1415.48311 Memphis1217.41413 Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah219.700 Oklahoma City2010.6671 Denver1611.593312Portland1514.517512Minnesota624.20015 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers218.724 Phoenix1315.464712Golden State1018.3571012L.A. Clippers822.2671312Sacramento522.18515 ___ Thursdays Games Orlando 123, San Antonio 101 Milwaukee 84, Sacramento 79 Miami 95, Phoenix 83 Fridays Games No games scheduled Saturdays Games Chicago at New York, late Boston at Orlando, late Miami at L.A. Lakers, late Denver at Oklahoma City, late Portland at Golden State, late Sundays Games Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 3 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 6 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Memphis at Indiana, 7 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Denver, 8 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh241025011883 Philadelphia22854911787 N.Y. Rangers201424210895 N.Y. Islanders81862272106 New Jersey92322060108 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Montreal20132429279 Boston18114409369 Ottawa151743483107 Buffalo141743292101 Toronto121742875102 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay2010545109114 Washington2012545111103 Atlanta1913543118108 Carolina151443492102 Florida16170329186WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit21944611396 Chicago1914341115104 Nashville17116408585 St. Louis17125399096 Columbus17143378898 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver20854511286 Colorado1912442122113 Minnesota16134368292 Calgary151833395105 Edmonton121563087113 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas211044610295 San Jose191154310696 Los Angeles20121419877 Anaheim181644098111 Phoenix15117379097 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2, SO Calgary 3, Dallas 2, SO Los Angeles 3, Edmonton 2, SO Boston 4, Atlanta 1 Florida 4, Buffalo 3 N.Y. Islanders 5, New Jersey 1 Montreal 3, Carolina 2 Vancouver 7, Columbus 3 St. Louis 4, Detroit 3 Ottawa 2, Nashville 1 Minnesota 3, Colorado 1 San Jose 4, Phoenix 1 Fridays Games No games scheduled Saturdays Games No games scheduled Sundays Games Columbus at Chicago, 7 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m. Toronto at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Montreal at New York Islanders, 7 p.m. Nashville at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 9 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANSSent RHP Justin Germano outright to Columbus (IL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSSold 1B-OF Rusty Ryal to Yomiuri (Japan-Central). HOUSTON ASTROSAcquired LHP Wes Musick and RHP Jonnathan Aristil from Colorado for RHP Matt Lindstrom. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAcquired INFOF Corey Wimberly from Oakland for RHP Ryan Kelly. Claimed LHP Aaron Thompson off waivers from Washington. Designated LHP Wil Ledezma for assignment. Agreed to terms with INF Garrett Atkins on minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSAgreed to terms with LHP Sean Burnett on twoyear contract. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIESSigned INF Tyler Heil and 1B Logan Parker to contract extensions. Signed RHP Chris Enourato and OF Jamie McGraw.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATSNamed Paul Silas coach.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Minnesota CB Antoine Winfield $7,500 for a hit on Chicago QB Jay Cutler in a Dec. 20 game. CLEVELAND BROWNSSigned DL Ko Quaye from Buffalo's practice squad. DENVER BRONCOSPlaced K Matt Prater on injured reserve. SEATTLE SEAHAWKSPlaced DL Junior Siavii on injured reserve. Signed LB Joe Pawelek from the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NEW JERSEY DEVILSFired coach John MacLean. Named Jacques Lemaire coach. OTTAWA SENATORSRecalled G Mike Brodeur from Binghamton (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGReassigned F Johan Harju to Norfolk (AHL). Central Hockey League MISSOURI MAVERICKSSuspended F Walker Wintoneak. TULSA OILERSSuspended F Derek Hulak. Signed F Anthony Battaglia.COLLEGENCAASuspended Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor, RB Daniel Herron, WR DeVier Posey, OL Mike Adams and DE Solomon Thomas for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling championship rings, jerseys and awards, and receiving improper benefits from a tattoo parlor. 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: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA TUESDAY: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA WEDNESDAY: 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: Boys Basketball at Hitchcock Challenge,Santa Fe,TBA WEDNESDAY: 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. P P R R E E M M I I E E R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Arsenal vs. Chelsea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Birmingham City vs. Manchester Untd. E E S S P P N N 2 2 S S N N O O W W B B O O A A R R D D I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . VisaU.S. Snowboard Cross Cup . . . . . . . . N N B B C CN N H H L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Connecticut at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Minnesota at Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . North Carolina at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . 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 S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Little Ceasars Bowl Florida International vs. Toledo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 5 5 p p . m m . Independence Bowl Air Force vs. . . . . Georgia Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Champs Sports Bowl North Carolina State vs. West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Insight Bowl Iowa vs. Missouri . . . . . . E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change N N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . N.Y. Jets at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 0 0 1 1 p p . m m . Detroit at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 3 3 6 6 4 4 p p . m m . Indianapolis at Oakland . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 6 6 4 4 p p . m m . N.Y Giants at Green Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 8 8 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Minnesota at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . New Orleans at Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NG G O O L L F F M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Tavistock Cup Day One . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Tavistock Cup Day Two . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Orlando at New Jersey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NB B O O W W L L I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . PBA Geico Shark Champioship . . . . . . E E S S P P N N LIVESPORTSONTV NFL Transactions NBA NHL Page 2BNews-Sun Sunday, December 26, 2010www.newssun.co m Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 Monthly Golf TournamentSEBRING The monthly Elks golf tournament will be held on Monday Jan. 3 at Harder Hall Country Club. Cost for the 8 a.m. shotgun start is $32 per player. To register either your team or as an individual player, contact Jack McLaughlin at 471-3295 or by email at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com Check in not later than 7:40 AM in the Harder Hall Golf Course restaurant area.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 vo lleyball site. Click on volleyball camp, print o ut Admissions Application and Emergen cy Treatment forms. Mail Admissions Application an d Emergency Treatment forms as indicat ed on application form, or bring to t he Cashiers Office in Building B. For more information, contact t he SFCC Athletic Department at the follow ing campus phone numbers at extensio n 7037 Avon Park/Sebring, 784-703 7; Lake Placid, 465-5300; DeSoto, 49 47500; Hardee, 773-2252; or ema il kim.crawford@southflorida.edu.YMCA New Years 5KSEBRING The Highlands Coun ty Family YMCAwill hold its first annu al New Years Day 5K Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m. at Highlands Hammock State Pa rk on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. To register for the 5k run go to t he YMCAto pick up an entry form. Race day registration starts at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20. For more information contact Jonath an at the YMCA, 863-382-9622.Panther 5KAVON PARK The second annu al South Florida Community Colle ge Panther 5K Run/Walk has been plann ed for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFC C Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and B ill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring t he event, and proceeds benefit the college s intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5 K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $2 5 from Feb. 17 through the day of the rac e. Students with a current I.D. may regi ster for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-F it long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be gua ranteed for those who enter after Feb. 17 Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race d ay in the parking lot in front of the SFC C University Center. The race begins at 8 a.m. Entry forms are available online at www.southflorida.edu/panther5k Participants can mail their copies an d entry fees to the SFCC Foundation, In c., 13 East Main Street, Avon Park, F L 33825; or fax forms to 863-453-8023 an d call 863-453-3133 with credit card info rmation. For more information about the SFC C Panther 5K, call the SFCC Foundation at 863-453-3133. The Foundation will be closed for wi nter break Saturday, Dec. 18 throug h Tuesday, Jan. 4. Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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RUSTYMILLER Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio W elcome to Tattoo U. What started out as a trip t o a Columbus tattoo parlor b y a couple of football playe rs has created all sorts of m ayhem for star quarterback T errelle Pryor and Ohio S tate. Pryor and four teammates w ere suspended Thursday by t he NCAAfor the first five g ames of next season for selli ng championship rings, jers eys and awards. They also received i mproper benefits from up t o two years ago from the t attoo parlor and its owner. I learned more about tatt oos than I ever really want to p ossibly know, athletic d irector Gene Smith said. As a student-athlete, youre n ot allowed to use your pers ona to get discounted service s. The NCAAsaid all can s till play in the Sugar Bowl a gainst Arkansas on Jan. 4. Ohio States first five g ames next season are a gainst Akron, Toledo, M iami, Colorado and M ichigan State. Ohio State plans to appeal, h oping the number of games m ight be reduced. Tattoos can run anywhere f rom $50 to hundreds or even t housands of dollars. Many c ollege athletes have more t han one. Pryor certainly does. One a rm alone is covered from his b iceps to his wrist. I paid for my tattoos. Go B ucks Pryor posted on his T witter account Wednesday n ight. He even sold a sportsmans hip award from the 2008 F iesta Bowl along with his 2 008 Big Ten championship r ing. More egregious to Ohio S tate fans, he sold a gold p ants trinket an iconic c harm given to players who a re a part of a victory over a rchrival Michigan. He may not be easily forg iven by Buckeye fans who r evere such traditions. His teammates also sold B ig Ten championship rings the Buckeyes have won the last six conference titles plus football jerseys, pants and shoes. Along with Pryor, leading rusher Daniel Boom Herron, No. 2 wide receiver DeVier Posey, All-Big Ten offensive tackle Mike Adams and backup defensive end Solomon Thomas must sit out the five games and donate $1,000 to $2,500 the value of the things they sold or the discounts they received to charity. Asixth player, freshman linebacker Jordan Whiting, must sit out the first game of the 2011 season and pay $150 to a charity. Smith said the punishment should be mitigated because of how the players used the money they received. The time this occurred with these young men was a very tough time in our society. Its one of the toughest economic environments in our history, he said. The decisions that they made they made to help their families. Smith was asked how getting money for their families jibed with getting free or cutrate tattoos. The discount on tattoos is not as big as the other pieces, he said. Im not trying to make those two the same. But the cash was relative to family needs. The Associated Press left several phone messages at what is believed to be the tattoo parlor in question. Smith, coach Jim Tressel and the NCAAdid not provide its name because it is part of an ongoing federal investigation. We all have a little sensor within us, Well, Im not sure if I should be doing this, Tressel said. And sometimes it gets overrided by what you think your necessity is. ... I would have to think that there was no way that they just thought that (selling items) would be common practice. After the bowl game, all five may have to make decisions about whether theyll come back for a shortened senior season or enter the NFLdraft. Tressel acknowledges their decisions could be influenced by the NFLs uncertain labor situation. Im not sure this would be the most advantageous time to have a job interview (with the NFL), he said. The NCAAdid not suspend the players for Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl against the eighth-ranked Razorbacks because they did not receive adequate rules education during the time period the violations occurred. These are significant penalties based on findings and information provided by the university, Kevin Lennon, NCAAvice president of academic and membership affairs, said in a statement. Lennon said a game was added to the usual four-game penalty because the players did not immediately disclose the violations when presented with the appropriate rules education. There are seven full-time staffers and two interns in Ohio States compliance department. Smith said they were complicit in the violations because they didnt make it explicit to players they werent permitted to receive such benefits. Smith and Tressel said they were relieved the players can play in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. The NCAAsaid its policy allows players to participate in a championship or bowl game if they were not aware they were committing violations. We respect the decision made by the NCAAand the Big Ten Conference and we appreciate the efforts made by Ohio State and the Big Ten to allow the student-athletes to participate in our game, Sugar Bowl CEO Paul Hoolahan said. As Smith and Tressel left Thursdays news conference, Smith tried to lighten the mood. We might, he said with a smile, hire a tattoo person and put them in the Woody Hayes (Athletic Center). www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010Page 3B Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. Medicare and almost all insurance acceptedFirst, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. 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 Pryor among 5 Buckeyes banned for 5 games in 2011 MCTpho to Terrell Pryor and four teammates were sacked by the NCAA for five games next season 1956 Corky Devlin of Fort W ayne goes 0 for 15 from the field against the Minneapolis Lakers to tie an NBA record. 1971 Garo Yepremians 37y ard field goal at 7:40 of the second overtime gives the Miami Dolphins a 27-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the AFC playoffs. A t 82:40, its the longest game in NFL history. 1984 Bernard King of the New York Knicks scores 60 points in a 120-114 loss to the New Jersey Nets. 1995 Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys scores his 25th touchdown of the season in a 3713 win over Arizona, breaking the record for most TDs in a season. Smith passes John Riggins of Washington, who scored 24 in 1983. 1999 Hawaii beats Oregon 23-17 in the Oahu Bowl to cap a remarkable turnaround for the Rainbow Warriors. Hawaii improves from 0-12 in 1998 to 94 the greatest single-season improvement in NCAA history. 2002 Katie Hnida becomes the first woman to play in a Division I football game when she attempts an extra point following a New Mexico touchdown in the Las Vegas Bowl. Hnida, a walk-on junior, has her kick blocked in the 27-13 loss to UCLA. 2008 The Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston to end the Celtics franchise-record winning streak at 19 games. Kobe Bryant scores 27 points and grabs nine rebounds to lead Los A ngeles in the 92-83 win. Lakers coach Phil Jackson reaches 1,000 victories. 2008 New Orleans guard Chris Paul has his NBA-record steals streak end at 108 games in the Hornets 88-68 loss to Orlando. Christmas Day in Sports History

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Page 4BNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010www.newssun.com HAPPY HOLIDAYS WEVE GOT YOU COVERED! Shades Shutters Wood Blinds Verticals Custom Draperies & Bedding Wallpaper & More! Kelly Grifn,ASID p resent itself, I would be e cstatic. But so far I havent b een able to find a school t hat I could play for and that w ould support my academic n eeds. West plans to go into PreM ed with a Biology major. Akeen eye toward her f uture, West also has many m emories to look back upon. As an athlete in general i ts hard to just look back on m y high school career, she s aid. I owe so much of what I ve accomplished to playing i n the park with my sister in k indergarten, basketball p ractices in third grade, my m om driving me crazy dist ances to all sorts of club t ournaments. Coach Stroman, my midd le school volleyball, basketb all and track coach in Texas w as the most inspiring w oman athlete I have ever m et, she continued. However, all in all, I think I r emember most, all the girls t hat Ive ever played with. With West heading up the 2010 News-Sun All-County team, she is joined in the frontcourt by Alana Neilander from Lake Placid and Brittany Whittington of Sebring. Neilander lead the Lady Dragon attack this year with 182 kills and proved a deadly server with 47 aces and a 95percent service rate. She also showed her versatily by leading Lake Placid in digs with 287. Alana stepped up in a major way for me, head coach Linette Wells said. She is very passionate and competitive when it comes to volleyball. Apoint proven with her off-season schedule. Im playing club right now, Neilander said. And Im going to be playing until next season. Whittington was also very strong at the net, cracking the 100-kill mark with 107, a kill percentage of nearly 90-percent and also proved a strong server with 28 aces and a serve percentage of 92. Her sophomore year she didnt make the time in the mile and didnt make varsity, Sinness said of her tough, offseason conditioning program and test needed to make the varsity squad. But her drive and perseverence allowed her to keep improving and made her that much stronger. Setting up this formidable front line is Green Dragon Kylie Weber. Webers 388 assists topped the county and she also had an astonishing serve rate of 98-percent to go along with 27 aces on the year. Kylie improved dramtically this year, Wells said. She worked really hard at the setter position, bettering herself for the team. She was voted team captain and took the roll very well. Moving into the backcourt, where defense is key, Avon Parks Zakia Hart and Sebrings Bianca Nortelus are the backbone of the AllCounty team. An all-around player, Hart got her share of hits and used her high-flying ability to garner 93 kills, but her versatility, athleticism and value showed in her 154 digs on defense. She was my MVPand defensive player of the year, Lady Devil head coach Stephanie Devlin said. In her second year on varsity, Nortelus took over the Libero role and the junior really stepped up, collecting 198 digs and proving invaluable with her serve receive to get the offense started. Shes the little engine that coud, Sinness said. She was the silent leader that all teams need and she held the back row together. Making up our All-County second team is a front line of Sebrings Stephanie Struck, Lake Placids Alysha Curtis and Avon Parks Teresa Devlin. Lady Blue Streak Dino Lower is the second team setter with a backcourt of Lake Placids Taylor Miller and Brittany Collison. Continued from 1B Red Devil Teresa Devlin Lake Placids Taylor Miller Lady Green Dragon Alysha Curtis Sebring setter Dino Lower Lady Blue Streak Stephanie Struck All-County lead by West, includes areas best Dragon libero Brittany Collison

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010Page 5B 24 HOUR ROAD SERVICE 1109 W. MAIN STREET AVON PARK452-2031 Complete Car Care Brakes Shocks Alignments Oil Service Tune-Ups Mon -Fri. 9am-4pm Closed Wed.863-385-3497130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 Your Ear Care StoreHelping Highlands County Hear Better For Over 40 Years 3310 Hwy 27 South Sebring, FL 33870863-402-2786For information about supporting your Chamber of Commerce on this page, contact us at: 863-385-6155Thank You to the following businesses for supporting the Avon Park and Sebring Chambers of Commerce. 601 W. Main St. Avon Park, Florida 33825 (863) 452-0101 Avon Park (863) 635--6426 Frostproof sales@managementexperts.com www.managementexperts.comCONSULTING ACCOUNTING TAXES PAYROLL Forrest H. Hilton, CPA, PACertified Public Accountant702 US 27 North Avon Park, FL 33825 Phone: (863) 452-2906 Fax: (863) 452-1147 E-Mail: hiltoncpa@embarqmail.com Warrens Auto SalesA Good Car At A Fair PriceSINCE 1977811 U.S. Hwy. 27 South Avon Park, FL(863) 452-2931 FAX (863) 453-7698E-mail: warrens@strato.net www.warrensautosales.com UPCOMINGEVENTSJanuary 8Saturday Night Cruise Car Show January 12-15 Florida Flywheelers January 14Gallery & Downtown Walk January 15Car Show January 15Highlands Hammock Music in the Park Concert Series January 20Chamber Mixer January 22Big Brothers/Sisters Winter Fest January 21-23US Sport Aviation Expo January 1AP Airport Fly-In Breakfast January 12-15Florida Flywheelers January 15Rivergreens Golf Course 50s & 60s Party January 22Big Brothers/Sisters Winter Fest January 22 Arc Afternoon Tea January 25AP Chamber Membership Luncheon January 29AP Chamber Casino Night AVON PARK SEBRING Grow Your Business Advertise with the News-Sun! CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunEight Highlands County teachers a re among the educators who were a warded Splash! school grants t hrough the Southwest Florida W ater Management District. This year 206 Splash! grants w ere awarded to educators across t he districts 16-county region. Mary Margaret Hull, lead comm unications coordinator, attributes t he effectiveness of the grant prog ram in Highlands County to the s trong partnership with county s chools, which helped get the word o ut to teachers. Dorothea S trickland, Highlands County scie nce curriculum specialist, serves a s the districts liaison to teachers. These teachers are receiving a s mall amount of money but are able t o accomplish so much, Hull said. Grant recipients also use the districts collection of curriculum materials and other free educational resources. The Highlands County awardees include: Mildred Molina, Avon Elementary School, will receive $904. Students will maintain and improve an existing campus waterconserving garden. Rosemarie Wall, Avon Park High School, will receive $3,155. Students will take an educational field trip to Lake Arbuckle to observe natural resources and conduct water quality tests. Cheryl Moffat, Career Academy, will receive $1,963. Students will take an educational field trip to Arbuckle Creek, perform water quality tests and observe aquatic wildlife samples collected through dip and seine nets. Cheryl Vermilye, Cracker Trail Elementary School, will receive $2,215. Students will conduct water tests on samples from home and the school pond, performing water-related laboratory experiments. Betsy Veith, Highlands County School District After School Program, will receive $2,570. Students will study the Floridan aquifer system though use of a groundwater model and watersheds through use of an Enviroscape model. Kathy Robinson, Lake Country Elementary School, will receive $2,462. Students will study water quality and improve an oncampus pond. Students will also perform water-related classroom experiments and study how natural systems are impacted by chemical applications. Lydia Tubbs, Lake Placid Middle School, will receive $4,115. Students will perform water-related classroom experiments and implement the Project Wet Edible Aquifer activity to examine the concept of groundwater. Elena Wirick-Velez, The Kindergarten Learning Center, will receive $2,710. Students will take an educational field trip to study watersheds and Florida's natural environment. They will also create their own watershed models and establish a hydroponics garden on campus. The goal of the Splash! school grant program is to provide handson learning opportunities that tea ch students about their local wate rsheds and the freshwater resourc es within them. Splash! school grants provide u p to $5,000 per school on a reim bursement basis only and are ava ilable to public, private and hom eschool teachers. Past Splash! grant projec ts include water quality monitoring of local lakes and rivers, the develo pment of water-conserving garde ns on school properties, and outrea ch campaigns designed to promo te awareness of water-conservin g practices. In addition to Splash! grant fun ding, the district offers educators fr ee teacher training workshops, spea kers for classroom presentations an d free educational materials. County teachers awarded grants for water resources educaion projects

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community C olleges Community E ducation is sponsoring the L ifetime Learners Institute at t he SFCC Highlands C ampus, 600 W. College D rive. The Institutes theme is Take ACloser Look Behind t he Scenes and will feature a v ariety of topics and speakers a bout local people, places a nd ideas. The classroom sessions w ill be held Thursdays from 9 :30-11:45 a.m. Jan. 6 t hrough March 24. Sessions in January i nclude Decades of Change: t he Early Days of Integration i n Avon Park, presented by o riginators and participants i n the Florida Humanities C ouncils Oral History Grant. The Lifetime Learners Institute goes Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) with Mollie Doctrow, museum curator. Students will learn about The First Women Military Pilots from Barry Smith, former WASPpilot. The final session in January features ACloser Look at Habitat for Humanity in Highlands County, with Sarah Pallone, director of development and communication, Highlands County Habitat for Humanity. In February, the session topics include an exploration of Hot Issues in Education and Getting to Know Frances Perkins, presented by Dr. Bob Fitzgerald, retired SFCC professor of history. ACloser Look at the Woman, the Inmates and the Job will be presented by Major Shirley Johnson from Avon Park Correctional Institute. The AAAQueens Dancers will be presented by SFCCs African American Club. Cyndy Pierce, the director of institutional advancement, will do a presentation concerning the Center for the Great Apes: ASanctuary in Our Back Yard. The March speakers will explore issues important to senior citizens. The first session will be led by Larry Levey, newspaper correspondent, titled Senior Transitions: Whats Next in Your Life? Edna Pearce Locket: AWoman of Influence will be presented by Loisa Kerwin, director, Riverwoods Field Lab and Florida Atlantic Universitys Center for Environmental Studies. The Lifetime Learners Institute will end with an indepth look at Edward W. Boks Life and Legacy, from Mrs. Boks perspective. The registration fee is $32 per month or three months for $79 and open to all ages of the public. Participants may register in Building B on the Highlands Campus or at any SFCC campus or center. In addition to the classroom sessions, several day trips are available to anyone over 18 and priced separately. Some of the day trips are to the Avon Park Depot Museum and Dining Car; the Edna Pearce Lockett Estate and Riverwoods Field Laboratory; Bok Tower Gardens; the Sebring Airport; and the Center for the Great Apes. For more information, contact Becky Rousch at 45 36661, 465-5300, 773-225 2, or 494-7500, ext. 7392. Page 6BNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010www.newssun.com Established 19311600 US 27 South Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, 385-0125 111 E. Circle St. Avon Park, 453-3101 Chris T.Nelson Craig M. Nelson Darin S. MacNeil W .W LUMBER CO. 465-3331Hwy. 27 S. Lake PlacidWere More Than Just Lumber COMPLETE Building SuppliesPlease support the above businesses. They have made this page possible. Inspirational Thoughtsby Patricia Valentine THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502 Residential Commercial Mobile HomesSmall Enough to Know You Large Enough to Serve You500 South Lake Avenue 382-8300 453-3019 THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502Corinthians 6:20,For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body,and in your Spirit,which are Gods. The price paid was the blood shed on Calvary.Christ gave His life,that we might have life.Without the basics,were like a ship adrift,blown about by every breeze that arises.To hold steady throughout the storm,as ships got to be anchored to something secure, something that wont give way no matter how rough the seas.We are bound to be battered if we float aimlessly on lifes seas.We need an anchor,something to hold firm and steady.The Bible provides that anchor.We must be anchored to the principles of the Word of God,otherwise well drift amidst.As the year is closing and we enter the New Year,be sure you have your anchor secured.From my heart to yours,Have a Blessed and Prosperous New Year. Attend the Church of Your Choice! Witford Reid M.D.Board Certified Anesthesiologist in Pain Management863-385-9333 Sebring Pain Management And Rehabilitation Center, Inc. 9 Ryant Blvd. Westshore Plaza, Sebring(1 Mile South of Lakeshore Mall on the Right)The ONLY JACHO ACCREDITEDPain Management Unit in Highlands CountySPECIALIZING IN: Back Pain Auto Accidents Neck Pain Work Related Injuries VOTED 2009 Doctor of the Year Sponsors: Highlands Independent Bank Kiwanis Club of Sebring Florida Hospital News-Sun Highlands Today Alan Jay Automotive Network CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Lake P lacid High School senior E dwin Velazquez was selecte d as one of 12 student schola rs in Florida as a finalist for T ake Stock in Childrens ( TSIC) first-ever Leaders 4 L ife Fellowship Program. T he 12 highly motivated s cholars, who are among seve ral thousand high school s tudents statewide benefiting f rom TSIC, were selected b ased on their demonstration o f strong leadership skills, m oral character, and academi c success. These students h ave now been asked to subm it a video essay, which will b e used by a state selection c ommittee to ultimately c hoose the five recipients who will be awarded the Leaders 4 Life Fellowship during TSICs annual state conference slated for Feb. 15 in Tallahassee. TSICs Leaders 4 Life Fellowship Program was created in partnership with the Asofsky Family Foundation to provide financial resources, services, and support needed to ensure student success throughout college. The fellowship will provide funds for textbooks and supplies, housing, transportation, food, and other collegerelated expenses. This program enables students to excel in a university environment by giving them the resources that empower them to develop their full potential as leaders for life. These life-changing fellowships generously provided by the Asofsky Family Foundation represent a significant chapter in the history of TSIC and further exemplify our commitment to improve college enrollment and retention for our scholars, said Richard Berkowitz, TSIC state board chair. By eliminating all financial concerns, these students will be able to focus solely on their education and embrace the college experience on the path to success. Students enrolled with TSIC are identified in middle and high school. They are then paired with a mentor, sign a contract pledging to remain drug and crime free, as well as maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or greater. All students that fulfill these obligations and successfully complete the TSIC program then receive full tuition scholarships to a state college or university upon graduation. The organization is the largest non-profit purchaser of Florida Prepaid Foundation Scholarships. An emphasis on student accountability and specific measurable outcomes distinguishes TSIC from any other statewide mentoring program. Grade point averages increase with the length of time a student spends in the program, proving that TSICs method works. Clearly addressing the high school drop-out crisis and college attainment, TSI C continues to report an unpa ralleled high school gradu ation rate of 92 percent, wi th 81 percent enrolling in co llege. Those numbers are si gnificantly higher than t he Florida state averages for a trisk students. TSIC current ly serves nearly 8,000 low income and minority studen ts in grades 6-12 annual ly throughout 67 counties in Florida. To learn more about ben efiting from TSIC or becom ing a valued mentor or su pporter in Highlands, DeSot o, or Hardee counties, call Ire ne Castanon, coordinator, TSI C, at 784-7343 or vis it www.takestockinchildren.o rg Velazquez selected as finalist for inaugural Leaders 4 Life program Edwin Velazquez Courtesy photo Several Woodlawn Elementary School students are helping make the 2010-2011 school y ear a safe one for fellow students. Shown here is the large group of students who make up the schools safety patrol. Safety patrol SFCC Community Education will sponsor Lifetime Learners Institute Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Registration for South Florida Community Colleges 2011 spring term is in progress. Although the final day to register is Jan. 4, students and prospective students are urged to register early. Classes begin Jan. 5. Returning students may register and pay for classes through the college portal, Panther Central, which operates 24 hours a day. To access Panther Central, visit the colleges Web site and click the Panther Central link on the right. Then click the Student tab to access registration, financial aid, and payment options. The SFCC Office of the Registrar accepts walk-in registrations from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30-4 p.m Fridays. Students can register in Building B on the Highlands Campus and at the DeSo to Campus, the Hardee Campus, and the La ke Placid Center. New students can apply for admission b y visiting the colleges Web site at www.sout hflorida.edu. Click Apply Now at the top or print and fill out the application form an d return it to the SFCC Office of the Registra r. Following admission to the college, new st udents must meet with an academic advisor to register for classes. The college will be closed for Winter Bre ak through Jan. 3. During this time, returnin g students may register using Panther Centra l. SFCC will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 4. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010Page 7B AVON PARK 452-5800 SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530Its more than just carpet The cleaning of the second piece must be of equal or lesser value to the first service price.Sectional sofas may not be separated. Sofas over 7 ft. and certain fabrics may incur additional charges. Offer does not include protector. Not valid with any other coupon. Expires 12/31/10.Emergency Water Damage Restoration3 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/31/10.$95002 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/31/10.$7500 it s our conference room.UPHOLSTERY: CLEAN ONE PIECE OF UPHOLSTERY AT REGULAR PRICE AND RECEIVE A SECOND PIECE1/2 OFF Newborns Children AdolescentsOFFICE HOURS: Rajeswari Sonni, M.D., F.A.A.P. Praveen Krishnadas, M.D., F.A.A.P. Anoop Palta, M.D., F.A.A.P. Vishakha Nakhate, M.D., F.A.A.P. David Kleczek, P.A.C. Amy Grimes, P.A.C. Mercy L. Seralde, M.D. Maria C. Perez, M.D. Maria B. Asis, M.D., F.A.A.P. Megan Neff, ARNPAvon Park Pediatrics,P.A. & Sebring Pediatrics,LLCWe accept most Major Insurance and Medicaid SEBRING382-0770AVON PARK453-7337 Specializing in the treatment of Allergies Asthma Attention Deficit Disorder Immunizations Check-ups Obesity Counseling SEBRING: MON. FRI. 8:30AM 5:00PMSATURDAY 8:30AM 12:00 NOON SEBRING ONLYAVON PARK: MON. & WED. 8:30AM 7:00PM TUES., THURS., & FRI. 8:30AM 5:00PM LAKE PLACID699-1414 SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. EXPIRES 12-31-10 2007 CHRYSLER PACIFICA TOURING WAS$ 17995 NOW$ 16889#CX129A 2008 CHRYSLER PT SUNSET EDITION WAS$ 12999 NOW$ 11999#L0139 2008 DODGE AVENGER SXT WAS$ 12995 NOW$ 11888#L0136 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LARED0 4X4 WAS$ 18995 NOW$ 17399#0130 2007 DODGE NITRO SXT WAS$ 17995 NOW$ 15998#X0119 2008 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SPORT WAS$ 23995 NOW$ 21999#X0127 2008 FORD EXPEDITION LIMITED WAS$ 31995 NOW$ 29989#CX042A 2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER CONV. WAS$ 12999 NOW$ 11999#X0120 2004 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT WAS$ 17995 NOW$ 15995#X0138 www.WellsMC.com RAMUS 27 between Avon Park and SebringAVONPARK&SEBRING453-6644 LAKEPLACID&OTHERCITIESTOLLFREE1-888-453-6644 2007 DODGE CHARGER HEMI WAS$ 23150 NOW$ 21499#TX090A 2004 CHEVROLET 2500 CREW CAB WAS$ 19995 NOW$ 17888 2007 BUICK LUCERNE WAS$ 18998 NOW$ 17989#DX055A NO DEALER FEES DEALER OWNED CLEARANCE NO DEALER FEESPLUS TAX, TAG, & STATE FEES. PLUS TAX TAG TITLE SATISFIES#TY002A Courtesy photo Judy Nicewicz (right) will have her work on display at the Full Circle Gallerie Showcasing American Made. The Gallerie, owned by Angela and Jay Nash, is at 115 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Judy N icewicz will have her work o n display at the Full Circle G allerie showcasing A merican made and local a rtists items for sale. The G allerie is at 115 N. R idgewood Drive and is a f airly new business to the D owntown Circle. Angela and Jay Nash welc ome the public to come and v isit the Gallerie from 10:30 a .m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday t hrough Saturday and by a ppointment only on M ondays. Nicewicz will be available i n January for Gallery Walk a nd will be demonstrating her p ainting. For further informat ion, call the Gallerie at 3822 552 or Judy Nicewicz at 2 73-1339 or 386-0123. Nicewicz work on display at Full Circle Gallerie Courtesy photo Morgan Taylor Norris (left) with Jan Shoop display the decorative wine glasses and serving tray she won from the SFCC Foundation Inc. luncheon raffle. The raffle items w ere donated by SFCC District Board of Trustee Joan Hartt and Florida Hospital Heartland Division. Hartt and her elves decorated the Hotel Jacaranda lobby for the event. Holiday winner Courtesy photo Pamela Gust picks up a free Christmas tree from the Highlands County Family YMCA. She told Dave Scheck that her 12-year-old boy Zachery was excited about having a tree this year and that it would really help brighten his Christmas. YMCA gives away tree Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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In the summer months we may enjoy finding a great basking site to soak up the warmth of the sunshine. But in these colder winter months, the last t hing on our minds is probab ly finding a nice place to lie o ut in the sun. In contrast to h umans, many species of w ildlife require basking sites e specially in the winter m onths. For them, a basking s ite is simply a warm sunny s pot where they can raise t heir body temperature before v enturing out for the day. Many species of wildlife a re unable to control their b ody temperatures. These a nimals are commonly r eferred to as coldblooded s pecies. With a few except ions, all mammals and birds a re warm-blooded, and all r eptiles, insects, arachnids, a mphibians and fish are coldb looded, which means that t heir body temperature is c ontrolled by their surroundi ngs. They are most active w hen the temperatures are warm and move slower as the temperatures drop in the evening and early morning hours. In northern climates, these animals hibernate or migrate to avoid the harsh winter temperatures. Warm-blooded animals usually keep the inside of their bodies at a constant temperature. They do this by generating their own heat when they are in a cooler environment, and by cooling themselves when they are in a warmer environment. To generate heat, warm-blooded animals convert the food that they eat into energy. They have to eat a lot of food, compared with cold-blooded animals, to maintain a constant body temperature. Only a small amount of the food that a warm-blooded animal eats is converted into body mass. The rest is used to fuel a constant body temperature. In contrast, cold-blooded creatures take on the temperature of their surroundings. In hot environments, coldblooded animals may have blood that is actually warmer than warm-blooded animals. Cold-blooded animals are much more active in warm environments and are very sluggish in cold environments. This is because their muscle activity depends on chemical reactions which run quickly when it is hot and slowly when it is cold. A cold-blooded animal can convert much more of its food into body mass compared with a warm-blooded animal. Because of the need to boost their metabolism, coldblooded creatures enjoy basking in the sun. While basking, most reptiles will lie perpendicular to the direction of the sun to obtain the maximum amount of sunlight falling on their skin. They also have the ability to expand their rib cage to increase their surface area and will darken their skin to absorb more heat. Honeybees stay warm by crowding together and moving their wings to generate heat. Butterflies are cold blooded and move very slowly when the temperatures are low. They tend to be active on sunny days and inactive when it is cloudy. Butterflies can fly as long as the air temperature is between 60-108 degrees F, although temperatures between 82-100 degrees F are best. In the early morning and on cool days, butterflies often can be seen with their wings open soaking up the heat. They must increase their body temperature before they are capable of strong flight. Alight-colored rock or garden ornament placed to catch the early morning sun can be used as a site for butterflies to perch on while waiting for their body temperatures to rise. Dragonflies are another type of creature that requires the sunshine to warm up. Some dragonflies have dark patches on their wings. This helps them warm up quickly in the sun because dark bodies warm up more quickly than pale bodies. Dragonflies, bees and butterflies will also shiver in an attempt to warm up. Another creature that needs basking sites is the Red-eared Slider Turtle. An aquatic turtle and strong swimmer, it is commonly seen basking on rocks and logs near the water. These creatures need external heat sources to warm up and will bask in the sunlight for hours each day. They will also burrow down into the earth and hibernate in the winter months. Basking sites do not need to be elaborate. In the garden, the basking site can be a few rocks that warm quickly in the morning sun. In addition to providing a spot for animals to warm their bodies, a small pile of rocks also can provide shelter from predators. In a garden pond, a roc k or a log can provide a basking site for frogs and turtles In addition to serving as basking sites, rocks, old log s, and small brush piles can benefit other wildlife. Rock s and logs placed in shade can provide relief and shelter from the mid-day heat of summer. Many species also seek winter shelter in rock piles, old logs, and brush piles. The common Ladybug Beetle is one insect that wil l congregate by the thousands under rocks, bark, and even leaves to overwinter in nort hern climates. When planning your bac kyard habitat, be sure to include a few basking sites for those cold-blooded creatures. Rocks and logs not only provide needed habitat for wildlife, but can be used to create interest and divers ity of texture in your garden Corine Burgess is an Environmental Specialist for the Parks & Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District. (www.highlandsswcd.org). Page 8BNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. Crossroads Community Church, 114 South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4534453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Childrens Church: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($3 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, transitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., Pastor. Masses Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Spanish Mass. Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enrollment for Catholic School grades K3 through 5 not being accepted. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Courtesy photo A black swallowtail basks in the sun. In the early morning and on cool days, butterflies often can be seen with their wings open soaking up the heat. Basking sites help cold-blooded creatures get warmed up News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010Page 9B CROSSWORDSOLUTION EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer.Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howes Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer Kid C ity Childrens Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, prime-timers, and Bible s tudies in Spanish. Kid City Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Erev Shabbat S ervice, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday M orning Shabbat Minyon Service, 9 :30 a.m.; Saturday Morning Torah S tudy, 10:30 a.m.; Saturday A fternoon Shabbat Study, 3:30 p .m.; Havdallah, 5 p.m. On the foll owing dates: Oct. 1-2, Simchat T orah; Oct. 14-15, Oct. 29-30, Nov. 1 2-13, Nov. 26-27, Dec. 10-11, D ec. 24-25, Jan. 7-8, Jan. 21-22, F eb. 4-5, Feb. 18-19. Every T hursday will be Hebrew and Bible c lasses with Howard Salles, 12:304 :30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Childrens Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. Friday. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; David Ward, first counselor; and Steve Austin, second counselor. Family History Center: 3821822. Sunday services: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 p.m. Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 78:20 p.m. first and third Wednesday; and activity days for 8-11 year old boys and girls from 78:20 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women s Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, vis it the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruc e Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Summe r Schedule, Sunday School 9:0 0 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on lifes journey, youre we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Its t ime to get moving, Aries. Beef up an e xercise regimen and take health serio usly. Get a head start on those New Y ears fitness resolutions. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, t he hectic pace of the holiday season has t aken its toll on you. But that doesnt m ean you cant recuperate quickly. A f ew days and youll be on your feet a gain. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, e xpect to spend time in the stores even t hough the holidays have passed. With s ome post-holiday money in the bank, y oure ready to take advantage of great d eals. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, s urprises await as friends and family m embers stage an impromptu gett ogether. It would seem the holiday seas on is stretching on and on. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, with t he holiday social schedule clear for the t ime being, pass the time with hobbies t hat interest you or sit back and get s ome well-deserved R&R. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, your sharp tongue leaves you in a bit of hot water. Dont be so quick to talk before you think your words through. Otherwise, you could offend a lot of people. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, dwell on the positives and this week will soar by. Socializing with friends comes fast and furious; so much so that you dont have room in your calendar to fit them all. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, look for an ally when a sticky situation arises. With a good friend at your side, the situation will soon be nothing more than a distant memory. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, a budding relationship gets taken to the next level. However, those closest to you are still on the fence about how they feel toward this special person in your life. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, theres more than meets the eye to a particular situation this week. Someone could be hiding something from you and you dont like it one bit. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 8) Aquarius, just when you start to doubt your good luck, something goes your way and its a big bonus. Share the good news and wealth with a spouse or loved one. Pisces (Feb. 10-March 20) Pisces, this will be a week of compromises, and on occasion you will receive the short end of the stick. Dec. 26 Jared Leto, singer/actor, 39; Dec. 27 Cokie Roberts, news anchor, 67; Dec. 28 John Legend, singer, 32; Dec. 29 Ted Danson, actor, 63; Dec. 30 LeBron James, athlete, 26; Dec. 31 Val Kilmer, actor, 51; Jan. 1 Verne Troyer, actor, 42. Gemini should take advantage of after-holiday sales this week Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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Page 10BNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010www.newssun.com From Argentina t o Zimbabwe, peop le all over the w orld celebrate spec ial holiday tradit ions. I highlight h ow art and a ntiques reflect vari ous culture and I d iscuss what to coll ect when it comes t o souvenir shopp ing. At this time o f year, keepsake o bjects exemplify holiday t raditions. One of the best w ays to learn about the peop le living in far-away lands l ike European countries is to e xperience their holiday cust oms and learn about the o bjects that highlight the s eason of giving. Cards from the QueenIn the 1848, Queen V ictoria and her husband, P rince Albert introduced the C hristmas tree custom to the w orld. Derived from the P rince's German heritage, t he royal holiday tree s parked today's time honored t radition. Adorned with ornam ental edibles such as y ummy peppermint sticks, g umdrop candies, sugarc oated nuts, and fruit slices, t he evergreen boughs supp orted hand-made molded p aper figures, fancy ribbons, a nd printed paper cut-outs. A ssorted Victorian ornam ents that decorated table t op trees are cherished coll ectibles today. In addition to the C hristmas tree, the Brits g ave us the first Christmas c ard. The first holiday card i ntroduced the phrase Merry Christmas and H appy New Year. The p hrase and the custom of s ending cards at holiday t ime were made famous by S ir Henry Cole. One of his f irst cards recently sold at a uction for $9,565. I wonder h ow many stamps you would need to send a Christmas card worth nearly $10,000! Delicate DresdensThroughout the vast European continent, antique molded papers are popular keepsakes. Amost desirable item is the 19th Century hand-painted molded paper figure called the Dresden. Dresdens are rare paper ornaments from the historically rich city of the same name. Made by hand, artisans pressed pulped paper into intricate molds. After making an ornamental Dresden figure, the paper mold was destroyed. Dresdens were typically placed upon the fireplace mantle with the holiday stockings. These ornaments came in various shapes and Dresdens were quite expensive in their day. These original works of art decorated the holiday homes of the wealthy and privileged of 19th Century society. Their fragility makes the vintage Dresden very difficult to find in good condition. Only a small number of Dresdens survived and as such, they are pricey in today's antiques marketplace. Scandinavian shoesIn parts of Northern Europe at holiday time, shoes serve as the gift box rather than the gift itself. In Europe, children place a pair of shoes at their bedside to receive holiday gifts. Apair of carved wooden Christmas slippers would have been handed down and used year after year. Apair from the late 19th Century could command as much as $750. No matter the locale, holiday keepsakes say a lot about the joy of the season. Happy holidays! Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide and antiques themed cruises. As seen on NBC's The Tonight Show and Comedy Central's The Daily Show, watch Dr. Lori on the national TV morning show, Daytime on NBC WFLA 8 at 10 AM. Visit DrLoriV.com, Facebook.com/DoctorLori, or call (888) 431-1010. ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES 3100 Medical Way Sebring, FL 33870Call Today 863-385-7772www.fitnessfactory247.com BUILDA BETTER BODY 24/7 24/7/365 Gym Access Strength Equipment Cardio Equipment Cardio Theatre Group Fitness including Zumba, BootCamp and JumpRope Cardio Full Locker Rooms & Sauna Over 10,000 Sq. Ft. of FitnessLOOK AT THESE TWO LOSERS!New Years Resolution SaleWOW THIS REALLY WORKS! 24-HOUR Plans Starting atGYM MEMBERSHIPNOW TAKING PHONE ORDERS! WejoinedFITNESSFACTORY justlastyear&lost 185poundsandover 100inchescombined! LisaJohnson&LisaTyson, WorkoutAccountabilityPartners $1999monthLOOK AT THESE TWO LOSERS!New Years Resolution SaleWOW THIS REALLY WORKS! Examining some holiday traditions from around Europe Art & Antiques Dr. Lori European children place shoes outside of their bedroom doors to receive gifts from Father Christmas. Paper molds, or Dresdens, remain pricey collectibles worth $1,200.

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Ive had a notion simmeri ng in my well-seasoned pan o f a brain for a couple of d ecades and Im ready to s erve the notion well-done. I am positive you will n ever see a human being in a g azebo; maybe in the m ovies, but never in real l ife. I just spent a week at C ape Cod and Ive seen m ore gazebos in the week t han Ive ever seen in my w hole life. All empty. Not a bandoned mind you, that w ould infer use. Empty. Whenever Ive mentioned m y theory to my husband h es always been rather non c ommittal. Then I found out f rom his son that they had a g azebo when they lived in C alifornia. He said he doesn t remember going in it or s eeing any family member in i t. My suggestion to anyone who is entertaining the thought of having a gazebo is, think again. The first thought I admit is wonderful. I cant think of another structure that elicits such romantic fantasy. We see them being used in movies but theyre never used in real life. I think its because there isnt a real use for them in the 21st Century. Who has time to just sit these days? Im not interested in Googling gazebos to see what the original intent for them was; perhaps tea time, or the precursor to motherin-law quarters. Whatever, if you build one you wont go in it. It will only become a source of guilt; something youll look out at and think, We should go in the gazebo and do something in there. It would be better if youve got gazebo fever to build an archway you can see from inside your home and will have to walk through to get to your front door. At least with an archway you can walk through it and youre done! You wont expect yourself to spend time you dont have to stay under it and you wont feel guilty when you look at it because youll have used it for what its for ... to go through. If you have a gazebo and its the center of family fun, then disregard my musing. If, however, your gazebo sits in your yard like a light house beaming guilt, here are some ideas for use. 1. Wi-Fi it. 2. Sing Sixteen Going on Seventeen and exercise in it. 3. Wire it with a PAsystem and start a lecture series. 4. Turn it into a dog house. 5. Take a picture of your family in it, send it to me and Ill pay my grandkids a dollar Join Pams happier outlook on life free at www.innerkiddies.com. Listen to The GOOD Book: Get out of Debt at www.thegetoutofdebtbook.org. Pams New York Times bestselling book, Sidetracked Home Executives: from pigpen to paradise is still available in bookstores after 33 years. Copyright 2010 Pamela Young. Used by permission in this publication. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, December 26, 2010Page 11B SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGES3750 U.S. 27 North, Unit C1 471-2277Next to Fairmount Cinema 6 Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Closed SundayTobacco Products, Candy, Cold Beer, Housewares, Gifts & MORE!LOW PRICES MANY GOOD BARGAINS CLOSEOUTS!*Prices do not include tax. 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Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 12/24 Thursday 01/06 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee COMING SOONJan 7SEASON OF THE WITCH STOP BY AND SEE ALL OF THE GREAT DEALS INSIDEAS WELL ASOUTSIDEON THESALESTABLES!$10 20 30 SALE283 US 27 North SEBRINGVillage Fountain Plaza www.thebulbbin.com Assorted Lamps & Mirrors Ceiling Fans Chandeliers DIVERSIONS MANYHAPPYRETURNSBy KATHLEEN FAYOBRIAN ACROSS 1 Hussein : Obama :: __ : Garfield 6 Comforter 11 Taking badly? 20 Dunces 21 Informal bid 22 Zap 23 Honest, Professor, I studied very hard for this test? 25 Visibly shaken king? 26 Circus leaper 27 Ad gp. 28 U.S. tender 30 Oddly amusing 31 It affects your takehome pay 33 Civil War authority Shelby 35 Per 37 Rejection at McDonalds? 40 Things used in semi circles? 43 Bucky, in Get Fuzzy 47 Concludes 48 Photographing giraffes, perhaps 50 Reunion attendees 51 Technology prefix 52 Pico de gallo holders 54 Pronto, to execs 55 Scarletts refuge 56 Like granola 57 Deck out 58 Bar orders for the calorie-conscious 59 Laser alternatives 61 Expected to land 62 Gloomy atmosphere 63 Dedicated verse 64 Error that just got bigger? 68 PC panic button 71 The Y in YSL 73 Wise guys 74 Detailed 76 Unlock the door for 78 House reporter? 79 Harlem sch. 81 Princess born on Polis Massa 82 Love, to Caesar 83 Acts skittish 84 Vidals Breckinridge 85 Lurches 86 Fighting practice 88 Kemo __ 89 Like the Finger of Fate on Laugh-In 90 Friday, e.g.: Abbr. 91 What Red Riding Hood wisely didnt do? 95 Betty Grables were insured 96 Show again 97 Source of inside info? 102 Suite spot 105 Mr. Mom actress 106 Do some bartending 108 Wrist-to-elbow bone 109 Green poet? 112 Effect of Pep Le Pew battling a romantic rival? 115 Pretends to be what one isnt 116 All, to Caesar 117 Els on the links 118 Backyard buildings 119 One you might not want to meet? 120 Carried on DOWN 1 Sternward 2 Italian vintner 3 Subject of the book The Best of Time 4 Tough test metaphor 5 Stir-fry additive 6 Former bumper car trademark 7 Like waitress, e.g. 8 Ha ha 9 L.A.-to-N.Y. dir. 10 Champs 11 More copious 12 Preconception 13 MCCC halved 14 Cult following? 15 City on the Guadalquivir River 16 Insignificant one 17 Othellos betrayer 18 Like many a palette 19 Little Dickens girl 24 Bother 29 Suffix with Capri 32 Cries of clarity 34 Novus __ seclorum: Great Seal motto 35 Bother 36 Kisser 38 Lick 39 Me too! 40 Quick look across the moat? 41 Bluff in Banff 42 Small samplings 43 House party setting 44 Serengeti grazer 45 Fowl injustice? 46 Key of Bizets most popular sym. 49 Bomb 51 Chicago Sting org. 52 Hair piece 53 Seed covering 56 Publisher Chandler 57 September 1, 1939 poet 58 Lt. Columbos employer 60 Starting place? 61 Painter of ballerinas 62 Small and weak 65 St. Clares town 66 Word with deck or drive 67 __ colada 69 Unmoving 70 Scene with stuntmen 72 Shenandoah Natl. Park site 75 Wire service?: Abbr. 76 Code contents, maybe 77 Webzine 78 Scolds, with out 79 High tech/lowlife scifi genre 80 Hands across the water? 83 Skyline obscurer 84 Half a fish 85 Falling-out 87 Eternal 88 Overnight surprise for some 89 Turnpike alert 92 Sports page deals 93 Ship designation 94 Eye-related 95 Flatten 98 Kama __ 99 Stick 100 Tomorrow musical 101 Starkers, across the pond 102 Romance novelist Victoria 103 Eclectic assortment 104 Show recorder 105 Crisscross pattern 107 Tonys cousin 110 Dissatisfied cry 111 Bar quaff 113 Medical suffix 114 Alter, perhaps Solution on page 9B DearAbby: When my husband, Mac, calls me on the phone, he expects me to look at the caller ID and immediately interrupt whatever conversation Im having to take his call. Unless I expect an important call (from a doctor or my childrens school), I do not look at the caller ID. I give my full attention to the person Im speaking to. If I hear someone beep, Ill attempt to quickly bring the conversation to a polite and natural end before calling back the person who tried to reach me. Mac believes that anyone Im talking to should understand that he takes priority. Today, he called seven times in two minutes to then berate me for not instantly taking his call about an unimportant matter. Abby, in Macs defense, hes a high-level executive with limited free time during the day. He is not otherwise demanding and usually calls me only once a day. I make every effort to quickly wrap up my phone calls and return his within minutes. Who is right? On AShort Phone Leash DearOn AShort Phone Leash: As your husband is a high-level executive, his time may be tightly scheduled. Because he calls you only once a day, its not too much to ask that you take the call. I can understand that he finds it frustrating that you refuse. If I were you, Id start taking these calls unless you would prefer getting your messages from your husband via his personal assistant. DearAbby: My motherin-law, Thelma, came to live with us two years ago because at 82, she was no longer financially able to support herself. Because she likes to cook, she has done most of the meal preparation. It has been a big help since my husband and I work full time. Over the last year, Thelmas judgment has deteriorated and so have her cooking skills. Shell often prepare meals by 2 p.m. that wont be served until 6:00 or 7:00. The food sits on the stove or kitchen counter for hours. She also overcooks to the point of burning and meats are tough and difficu lt to eat. If she doesnt have something on hand that goe s into a recipe or she cant remember shell substitute. Her choices generally do not work. Everything ha s become increasingly less appetizing, to put it mildly. My mother-in-law is so kind, I dont want to offend her. My husband refuses to discuss it with her because he doesnt want to upset he r. Please help. Im worried about the length of time the food sits out after being pre pared. Plus, Id really like t o have a good meal! Hungry in Missou ri DearHungry: Food is th e least of your problems. You r mother-in-law is showing signs of dementia. Does he r doctor know about this change in her? If not, that should be the first thing on your agenda. If so, then you and your husband need to understand that whats happening may be progressive. Apoint may come when, if a fire should start while shes cooking, she would no longer remember what to d o. You and your husband should consult his mothers physician and a geriatric specialist. You should also contact the Alzheimers Association. And at the end of the day, you should all prepare your evening meals together. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular. Send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) If caller ID says husband, wife should take his call Dear Abby The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Ten, nine, eight, seven, s ix, five, four, three, two, o ne! On Dec. 31 we will begin t he countdown from the old y ear of 2010 to the New Y ear of 2011. If were not avid New Y ears Eve participants b lowing horns and dancing i n the streets, we still partici pate in the countdown.Even w hile we sleep the clock c ounts down and we pass f rom one year into the next. And yet, doesnt this exact t hing happen every n ight?Only, nightly we pass f rom one day into the next. What makes the New Year s o momentous is that it gives u s a whole new year in w hich to start over again. W e set goals, we implement p lans to achieve those goals a nd we march unafraid into t he unknown. Or do we? Is there fear and trepidat ion about what the New Y ear may hold? Do we wond er if we could really a chieve the goals we set?And in this very lacking economy with so many out of work, is there any hope for a Happy New Year? I believe there is always hope. But, it is important to have ones hope rightly placed. If it is only in our own abilities or our own desires, our hope lacks a proper foundation. It is uncertain. However, if we place our hope securely in the One who holds our futures in his hands God who created and sustains his creation then it is firm and sure.It is a hope that doesnt disappoint. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever as seen in Hebrews 6: 19, NKJV. Another promise of this hope is seen in 1 Peter 1:21 where we are reminded who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. Anchored to God in hope means that no matter what the future holds, we know he holds the future.We can awake each new day or, as will be soon awaken into a new year confident that he loves us, will provide our needs and guide us. Come to him in faith believing He is.And then acknowledge him in all we do, praying and seeking his willhis heart for us. He is our hope for each new day, each new year. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a NewsSun correspondent and an award-winnin g writer. The final countdown of the year Pause And Consider Jan Merop Gazebos are nice to look at, but buyer beware! Young@Heart Pam Young

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, December 26, 2010 FAMILYFEATURES Water is an essential element for the human body, and we need it to stay hydrated and healthy. But where should we get our water from the tap or a bottle? Many people drink both, depending on taste and accessibility. To help you make an informed decision, here is some new information about the different refreshment choices you can make. Environmental ImpactPerhaps the biggest debate is around the environmental impact of bottled water. Afirst-ofits-kind life cycle study recently commissioned by Nestl Waters North America examines the environmental impact of tap water, filtered tap water, bottled water and other packaged beverages. Here are a few findings: Water in all its forms is the best beverage option for the environment. Among packaged beverages evaluated in the study, bottled water has the lightest environmental impact. So, people can lighten their own environmental impact simply by drinking bottled water instead of packaged soda or sports drinks. Just by recycling the water bottle, the environmental impact is reduced by 25 percent. Bottled water companies are working to reduce their environmental impact. For example, over the past 15 years Nestl Waters North America has reduced the amount of plastic in its bottles by 60 percent, making its Eco-Shapebottle among the lightest half-liter bottles across the packaged beverage industry.Photo courtesy of Getty Images Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesHowcanyou besureyour waterissafe?Learn the facts. Tap and bottled water are regulated by the government with public health and safety in mind. By law, FDAstandards for bottled water must be as stringent as EPAstandards for public water supplies. And in some cases, FDAbottled water standards are more stringent than the EPAs, such as for coliform bacteria, fluoride and lead. Read your municipal water quality report. Municipal water suppliers are required to produce quality reports each year. Contact your local water supplier to find out how to access these reports. Or, visit www.epa.gov/safewater.Find out the source and contents of your bottled water. Some bottled water brands provide information on how to access source and quality information, so you know exactly where your water comes from and whats in it. Ourcustomers want to know what theyre buying and consuming, says Nick Dege, directorof quality assurance at Nestl Waters North America. We make it easy by publishing quality reports from independent testing results, which ourcustomerscanaccess throughourwebsiteandviaa toll-freephonenumber,bothof whichcanbefoundonthelabel ofeverybottle. Why is bottled water better for the environment than other packaged drinks? Bottled water has no grown ingredients like sugar, which eliminates the environmental impact of additional water, pesticides and energy usage associated with harvesting those ingredients. Soda has nearly twice the environmental impact as bottled water, largely because of its ingredients, the heavier bottles required for carbonation, and the amount of water used during production. The good news is that more and more people are drinking water from the tap and from a bottle. Studies show if bottled water is not available, two-thirds of people will choose other packaged drinks that produce more carbon emissions and, typically, are more calorie-intensive. Climate change impact of non-alcoholic beverage consumptionNon-alcoholic beverages make up 0.92 percent of the average consumers total carbon footprint. This chart shows the percent of total lifestyle impact these beverages have.