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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: 12-29-2010
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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Recipes to stay trim in '11PAGE1BFaith-based counseling center open in SebringPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, December 29-30, 2010www.newssun.comVolume 91/Number 158 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 68 39Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly sunny and warming up some Forecast Question: Do you think Rick Scott will be a better governor than Charlie Crist? Next question: Do you think the economy will be better in 2011 than it was in 2010? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries John Browning Age 84, of Sebring Fernand Parent Age 77, of Avon Park Carolyn Rode Age 70, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 44.6% No 55.4% Total votes: 175 Celebrations7B Classifieds9A Clubs & Organizations10B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Deed Transfers9B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors8B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B NASCAR This Week3B Police Blotter2A Sports On TV2B Index Courtesy photo Juan David Nunez, 62, practiced medicine from the heart for more than 30 years in Lake Placid. When he died unexpectedly on Dec. 10, the community reeled in shock and grief. Community loses a quiet hero By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID There are quiet heroes in every community. People who live lives of principle, courage and generosity; touching lives, raising hope, helping others to find fulfillment. Dr. Juan David Nunez, who practiced medicine for 30 years in Lake Placid, was one of these heroes. His community showed its respect and love when it filled the Memorial Methodist Church to overflowing more than 500 individuals turned out for his memorial service Dec. 11. Nunez, 62, died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack Dec. 10, while walking around Lake Wales with his wife, Floricita, and their dog. Odette Seeber, Nunez's office manager and good friend, described an exchange with an 84-year-old patient shortly after the doctor's death. She said it summarized how people felt about him. "Please, tell me it's not true," she said the patient pleaded. When she told him it was true, he began to cry saying, "He wasn't just my doctor. He was like my father." Seeber fought tears before telling the News-Sun, "That is what Dr. Nunez was like a friend and confidant. He always gave us good solutions to our problems." Dr. Nunez was unusual man who savored life and paid his good fortune forward News-Sun photo by SCOTTDRESSE L A sprinkler on the Harder Hall executive course left a palm tree and the surrounding area covered with ice Tuesday morning as temperatures dipped into the 20s. After another cold start to today, the forecast calls for a warming trend the rest of the week. Ice in the air Sebring's shining starBlue Streak QB Matt Grubb takes t op honors on 2010 All-County team SPORTS, 1B December 29, 2010A Special Publication of the Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING County Commissione rs directed the county attorney Ross Macbe th and staff on Tuesday to communicate bett er about the three lawsuits currently pendin g with Florida's Department of Community Affairs over large developments, and to inform the board of what the costs would be for those legal battles. Dale Gillis, president of the Highlands County Audobon Society, started the discussion by expressing his organization's concern about if the county was going to continue to pursue the large developments in the face of several objections from the DCA. "According to the paper yesterday, the county has scheduled a hearing with the Department of Community Affairs to discuss the rejection of the county's comprehensive plan. The thing is, the Department of Community Affairs made some very substantial objections to the developments in the comprehensive plan," Gills told the commissioners. "For instance, they (the DCA) objected that Highlands County does not have enough roads or enough schools to handle these developments. Also, particularly in the case of Lake Placid Groves, they found that no one knew whe re the water was coming from and where t he waste water was going to," Gillis said. Gillis also explained that according to es tiCommission questions legal costs for comp plan objections As we move forward, we need to make sure that you keep the board informed. I think it would be better if the board would hear the information before we read it in the paper.'BARBARA STEWART commission chair By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Gas prices took a jump over the Christmas weekend, and most retailers are not sure if the trend will continue. "I don't know what it will do, it changes every day," said Muhummad Azid at the Avon Food Mart located at 4 U.S. 27 North in Avon Park. Other retailers, like the manager at BAPetroleum at 6229 U.S. 27 North in Sebring agreed that there was uncertainty in the market. "We did see a jump, I don't know how much. I don't know what the $5 a gallon? One expert says it will happen by 2012 Local price up 11 cents since Christmas Eve See GAS, page 6A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING District 2 Commissioner Don Elwell wrote Friday in an e-mail to the media that he is seeking more transparency, communication and accountability from county government. "It was a campaign promise," Elwell stated while asking if there could be a Q&Acolumn each week for commissioners. The News-Sun decided to take Elwell up on his request, and each Friday will publish the answers he and other commissioners give to a specific question posed by the public. No stranger to tough questions, Elwell already maintains his own Facebook page, where he fosters discussion about issues like looking for input on a cheaper way to get the county's legal matters solved and on the county's capitol financial strategy. Although Elwell is seeking input, he is diligent about not violating the state's Sunshine Laws. "I will not put out there that I am voting this way or that way about an issue, but I will discuss the topic and help to educate," Elwell said. As a commissioner, Elwell said that transparency is the key to Elwell proposes public Q&A column with county commissioners See ELWELL, page 6A Don Elwell See NUNEZ, page 7A See COST, page 3A INSIDETHISISSUE KATARASIMMONS Local gas prices made a big jump over the past few days.

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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands County community can now find solace in knowing that there is a place where troubled minds and souls are able to be heard and even healed. The Shepherd's Center is a new facility providing quality clinical counseling mixed with Christian compassion. The center has been in business just over a month now, but the experience and the services have been around for years. David Thomas has more than 30 years of pastoral counseling experience. Pastor Darrell Peer of First Presbyterian Church is the man who invited Thomas and his services to become a bigger part of the community. "I've been wanting to do something like this for 15 years. It's been on my heart for so long," said Peer. The Ministry Partners are what make the center such a unique and special facility and service. The Shepherd's Center operates at 319 Poinsettia Ave. under the auspices of First Presbyterian, but other places of worship are able to refer their members or anyone in need to the services of Thomas. Peer and Thomas said they want the community to know that there is a place that they can come to when they are depressed or angry or broken. The center offers low-rate counseling at $75 per 50minute session. The center also offers help for those who need financial assistance in paying for the services. "Everyone is facing the financial burden, we understand that, so we try to accommodate that. There are sessions for $60 with a church referral. "There are also scholarships and funding through some of the ministry partners that pay percentages of the rates depending on circumstances," Thomas said. The "clinical counseling, Christian compassion" motto is what stands out about this center. Not only do clients receive private individual, group, and family sessions but they receive Christian guidance and understanding. "It isn't a struggle for me to go back and forth between counseling and being a Christian. It's not a switch I flip on and off, I'm both. I'm a Christian. I'm a counselor. So when I meet with someone who is depressed or angry I don't have to approach them from one angle or the other. "They understand when they come what they will receive," Thomas said. Thomas and Pastor Peer hope to reach as many people as possible and provide services to any in need in the Highlands County area. "We are like the missionary William Carey we'll go down in the hole if you hold the rope. "That's what he said, and that's what we are trying to do here," said Peer. Peer said he feels that the Shepherd Center is a way to guide people back to faith while relieving them of their heartaches and struggles. Thomas is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday or by appointment at First Presbyterian in Sebring. Visit thesheperdcenter. webs.com or call 385-0107 for more information. The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, Dec. 27: Lesley Wayne Bridgewater, 39, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery; and domestic violence or battery. Demhar Ashomafee Graham, 24, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; smuggling contraband, introducing into detention facility; resisting officer, obstruction without violence; and trespassing property, not structure or conveyance. Michael DeWayne Hawthorne, 35, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Gabrielle Anna Hicks, 32, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cannabis. Merissa Leigh Jimenez, 29, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or petit theft, second degree, first offense. Tracie Ann Pemble, 47, of Avon Park, was charged with burglary of occupied dwelling, unarmed; and larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Bryan Wade Selph, 26, of Sebring, was charged with grand theft. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Dec. 26: Grady Otis Bell, 44, of Sebring, was charged with refusal to sign citation or pay civil penalty. Agnes Tanika Cunningham, 27, of Avon Park, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Damion Dinol Davis, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; possession of drug equipment and/or use; smuggling contraband into prison, controlled substance defined provisions; battery, touch or strike. Mark Anthony Goldburne, 32, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of cocaine. Logan Anthony Morris, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of liquor by person under 21 years of age, first offense. Melchor Sanchez Ruiz, 34, of Avon Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and DUI and damaged property. Roy Shenandoah Weeks, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery on person 65 years of age or older. Michael Craig Williams, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with grand theft, two counts; and burglary of dwelling. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Dec. 25: John Paul Doty, 38, of Avon Park, was charged with cruelty toward child, infliction of physical or mental injury; and domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Carlos Ambrocio Fabian, 29, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike; and cruelty toward child, act that could result in physical or mental in j ur y Jose Luis Fabian, 30, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Oscar Damian Gonzalez, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with reckless driving, first offense; operating motor vehicle without valid driver license; and possession of liquor by person under 21 years of age, subsequent offense. Francisco Luis Gutierrez, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with failing to register motor vehicle; operating motor vehicle without valid driver license; and reckless driving, first offense. Joshua Joseph Krista, 23, of Lake Placid, was charged with hit and run, leaving scene of crash involving damage. Edgar Santis Mendez, 28, of Sebring, immigration detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Bruno Montoya Mendoza, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without valid driver license. Amilcar Antonio Nevarez, 31, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Christina Colleen Teal, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with petit or retail theft. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, Dec. 24: Jason Blaine Arledge, 35, of Avon Park, was charged with civil contempt, non-support. Stephanie Lynn Arnold, 27, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cocaine. Dianna Badillo, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with larceny, petit theft, first degree. Michelle Lynn Blodick, 19, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. David Matthew Burnette, 48, of Sebring, was charged with burglary with assault or battery. Junior Anthony Gray, 54, of Avon Park, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Adriana Guzman, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with larceny, petit theft, first degree. Joshua Alfonso Hanson, 22, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or grand theft. Carlos Ivan Maldonado, 53, of Lake Placid, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, habitual offender. Roberta Moore, 45, of Lake Placid, was charged with sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church, two counts; sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church with intent to sell; and withholding support, non-support of children or spouse. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Dec. 23: Shawanda Michelle Adams, 45, of Avon Park, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense. Kristin Nicole Bruno, 31, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Lionel Garcia Catalan, Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, December 29, 2010www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. 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It's been on my heart for so long.'REV. DARRELLPEER Associated PressHIALEAH Fi ve young men celebrating a birthday likely died due to carbon monoxide from a car they left running in a garage under their Sou th Florida motel room, inve stigators said Tuesday. Amaid called autho rities Monday after seein g people unconscio us through a window. Poli ce spokesman Carl Zogb y said the teenagers'deat hs appear to be accidenta l, but that the Miami Da de Medical Examiner is investigating the cause. In a 911 call, the ma id described a strong smell of gasoline and said she w as concerned because t he five young men appear ed unconscious. The ma id told the emergency di spatcher in Spanish that s he opened the door and call ed out "hello" and got n o response. "They're all there, an d they don't respond," s he said. "They're sprawl ed on the floor. I haven 't wanted to touch them. I' m scared." Acar used by the grou p was found running in a closed garage undernea th the room. Friends told T he Miami Herald the car h ad needed a jump-start earli er and could have been le ft running to keep the batte ry charged. Adoor to a sta ircase up to the room h ad been left open, and hig h levels of carbon monoxi de were found inside. The maid described t he smell of gasoline as hor rible. "It's a terrib le stench," she told the di spatcher. Authorities identifi ed the dead as Miami res idents Juchen C. Marctia l, 19, Peterson Nazon, 1 7, Jonas Antenor, 17, Je an Pierre Ferdinand, 16, an d Evans Charles, 19. The group rented t he room Sunday around 9 p.m. to celebrate one of the teens'19th birthday. Officials found no alc ohol, drugs or suspicio us items in the room. 5 dead in carbon monoxide poisoning Associated PressJACKSONVILLE A robbery suspect was shot and killed during a gunbattle that also claimed the life of a police dog. Police say the suspect stole a car in a dollar store parking lot and evaded police for a half hour Monday night before crashing the vehicle. The suspect ran as a police helicopter tracked him. The K9, named Sarge, was let off the leash to pinpoint the suspect's location. That's when shots were fired. Police say they aren't sure if the suspect shot Sarge or if the dog was caught in the gunfire exchange. Jacksonville Police Chief John Hartley credited Sarge for keeping the officers safe. Suspect, police dog killed in Jax shootout

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PLUS TAX TAG TITLE SATISFIES#TY002A By TERRYSPENCER Associated PressMIAMI The BPoil s pill, which fouled Panhandle b eaches and hurt tourism s tatewide as visitors feared t heir seaside vacations could b e ruined, was Florida's top s tory in 2010, according to an A ssociated Press poll of the s tate's newspaper and broadc ast editors. The oil spill edged politic al newcomer Rick Scott's e lection as governor in the a nnual poll. The spill, which began in A pril off the Louisiana coast, c reated a worldwide impress ion that Florida's shores w ere awash in crude. It came a t a time when tourism offic ials were seeing signs that t he industry was starting to r ecover from terrible years in 2 008 and 2009. In fact, beaches in just six e astern Panhandle counties s aw signs of oil mostly tar b alls and tar patties. The u ndersea gusher was capped i n September and most of the o il has been cleaned up in F lorida, although BP-funded crews are still working in some areas. The tourism industry used deep discounts and strategic marketing to persuade more people to visit the state, but that cut deep into profits. And while 80 million visitors eventually came about the same as recent years they spent less. If a poll of Florida voters had been conducted last December, almost no one would have known Scott. But he funneled millions of his own money into his campaign, promising to make the state more conservative, take on the political establishment and slash government spending, saying that would lead to job creation. That message helped him defeat Attorney General Bill McCollum in the Republican primary and edge the Democratic nominee, state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, in the general election. Rounding out the Top 10 were: Florida had the nation's second-highest foreclosure rate, with one out of every 155 homes receiving a filing in October. Republican Marco Rubio was elected to the U.S. Senate after first forcing Gov. Charlie Crist into an independent bid. He trounced Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek in the general election. The state's unemployment rate reached an all-time high, topping out at 12.3 percent in March. It had dipped slightly to 12 percent by November. An extended January freeze destroyed 70 percent of the state's tomato crop, 4 percent of its oranges and more than 3 percent of its grapefruit. ASeaWorld trainer was fatally injured when she was attacked by a killer whale as horrified spectators watched. AGainesville pastor caused an international uproar when he threatened to burn a Quran on Sept. 11, but he eventually backed off. Voters approved Amendments 5 and 6, which prohibits the Legislature from drawing legislative and congressional districts for political reasons or to gerrymander. And finally, voters rejected Amendment 8, which would have loosened the state's limits on the number of children who can be taught in public school classes. BP oil spill top state news story of 2010 MCTphotos Participants take part in a Hands Across The Sand demonstration on the beach at Courthouse Road Pier in Gulfport, Miss., in June. The event promoted clean energy and opposition to further offshore drilling after the BPoil spill soiled Gulf waters (below) in April. mates from the Southwest Florida Water Management District, if the agricultural use remains where it is, then the additional residential homes would make the lakes go down. "Does the Development Services Department have any plans to deal with these issues? In the past, the Development Services Department here has refused to face the facts. That is why the comprehensive plan has been refused twice," Gillis said. "I don't see the need to schedule further hearings about this." Gillis was told that the next step in lawsuits the county is now engaged in with DCAis dictated by administrative rules by Macbeth. "What is going on right now is procedural matters," Macbeth explained. Macbeth also explained that part of the process of the hearings involved the approval of the county's own Evaluation and Appraisal Report, or EAR, that is required by law. Until those are approved, the county is not in compliance with state statutes. "At this point there are a number of uncertainties out there and we needed to go ahead as scheduled," Stewart said. But Stewart also expressed the need for the commissioner to be kept up to date on the proceedings. "As we move forward, we need to make sure that you keep the boa rd informed. I think it wou ld be better if the board wou ld hear the information befo re we read it in the paper ," Commission Chair Barba ra Stewart directed. Commissioner Ja ck Richie stressed fiscal co ncerns. "This could be a ve ry huge cost to get th is resolved. For instance ... would the two projects wi th north and south La ke Placid have an individu al cost basis that we cou ld look at along with the ot hers, Blue Head Ranch an d the others what have you ?" Richie asked. Macbeth said th at the burden for a l ot of the lawsuits res ted on the proper ty owners, and th ey would be represen ting their argumen ts on their own dime But he also add ed that the cost of the county 's part of the lawsuits cou ld not be estimated at th is time. Stewart agreed that wi th such large legal fees facin g the county that there nee ded to be board oversight. "I would like to see a rough estimate, or to s ee that this is how much ... attributed to the EAR bas ed and the others, and Ros s, including your time. No w we have nothing," Stewa rt said about signing for t he legal costs. "It is very hard to predi ct that," Macbeth answere d, but did agree to works o ut some sort of budget for t he process for the commi ssion. Continued from page 1A Cost of comp plan appeal concerns commissioners Macbeth Follow the News-Sun online www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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A von Park's new Web site is really a step in the right d irection for comm unicating with t he public.In a recent editorial, the N ews-Sun gave the City of C harm a failing grade b ecause of the lack of comm unication and accountabilit y that seemed to be the n orm. After a look at the new w ebsite, that grade may have t o be reassessed. Getting the information o ut to the public in order to f oster open discussion is one o f the areas where all governm ent could see some i mprovement, and Avon Park w as no exception. If the new s ite is used properly, and u pdated, all that could c hange. Often, elected officials and s taff bemoan the fact that t heir hard work communicati ng with the public is largely u nused, and unwanted. P ublic input is sometimes c onfused and misdirected, e specially during budget seas on, but the new Web site g ives the opportunity to easil y review and print out inform ation that can help in educ ating the public to the comp lexity of some issues. Like w hy some sources of governm ent funding, such as a fuel t ax, cannot decrease ad valorem rates for land owners. The Web address for the new site is the same as the old one, but the city has added a new look, and feel, to the redesign. The site is easy to navigate, and the topics, currently, are up-to-date. One significant change comes in the ability for the city staff to update the information easily. Presentations and PowerPoints from visiting groups, as well as updated agendas that change on the fly, can be uploaded for review before meetings with all the supporting documents. The city council page has the e-mail addresses for the current council members, making it easier for the public to access their elected officials directly, as well as the traditional terms for office and pictures. The contact information for each department, including the city manager's direct phone line, is also on the new site. In addition to the contact information, updated reports on the financial status of the city, including the proposed 2011 budget, is out there for all to download and review. Possible employment offerings currently the search for a new fire chief is also posted on the site and there is even a link to the city's employment application. All told, the new Web site is definitely an upgrade both in look and usability, showing that the current direction is to provide the information, even if no one reviews it. If you have not yet seen it, you should take a look and provide feedback. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, December 29, 2010www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'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 Avon Park's new Web site definitely worth a look It's time for my fourth annual New Year's Day tradition where my readers and I get to drop the need to set up contests with ourselves and instead take a kinder, gentler approach. No more New Year's resolutions with very specific goals like losing weight or keeping our finances balanced that have an easy to spot pass or fail tag. The idea of a clearly defined outcome sounds really desirable in some ways. We know when we're on track and when we've slipped off and are back in that familiar deep rut. However, the whole plan is designed for failure even if you get to the goal. It's the old idea of reaching toward perfection and then figuring out that was a little hard and choosing to do nothing at all instead. Or occasionally we even get to that perfect weight and realize nothing else in our life has changed. It wasn't the answer to everything after all. There's a big wallop of disappointment in the entire approach and the reason so many of us yo-yo on the scale and in our bank accounts or relationships. There is a different way and it can turn out to be more life changing than expected and even fun. We each choose a word for the year that we can keep in mind as we go about our lives. My word for last year was balance and I've been able to bring a sense of balance in to all the areas of my life. There's far less frantic action and more focus. Readers have reported they chose words like peaceful, fun or humor. Choose the word that really resonates with you and keep it in mind when old situations arise that normally have you stymied. Some readers have even gotten a group together on New Year's Day to pick out the new word and talk about what they hope they hope the essence of the word will bring into their life. The meaning we bring to our word makes all the difference in the way we see our life. Some of the beauty of this approach has always been that the definition changes as we open up to the possibilities throughout the year. My new word for 2010 is abundance, with a twist. My old approach was to see abundance as whatever came into my life that I defined as good. It was particularly good if it was a surprise and required very little work. However, that definition left me attached to the outcome and made it difficult to be present in the moment. I was always wondering how I could help create what I wanted, which lead to a lot of manipulation, late nights overworking and way too much focus on myself. So, the twist is for me to come at this from a completely different angle. I will keep my attention on being of service to others this tim e and off of myself. Instead I am carrying around with m e the idea that abundance wil l find me anyway. No heavy handed actions on my part to try and ensure that I get what I want when I want it That's all replaced with the belief that all is well and abundance is already mine. I can stop worrying about me and what I hope to create. Frankly, that's never real ly worked anyway and when I've relaxed, or more likely have given up and have bee n able to appreciate where I am and who I'm with, marvelous things took shape. The biggest reward has bee n that my general sense of gratitude has grown and therefore my sense of well being, no matter what's hap pening. Write in again this year with how last year went an d what the new words are for 2010. And, as a New Year's gift to everyone go to www.MarthaRandolphCarr. c om and you can download the eBook, Live Your Big Adventure. It's free and there are no hidden strings of any kind. I'm getting started on my new word a little early and sharing the feeling of abundance with a ll of you while trying to be of service. Happy New Year everyone! Martha Randolph Carr's latest book is the memoir, "A Place to Call Home." Email Martha at: Martha@caglecartoons.com. Find your word for the new year Guest Column Martha Randolph Carr EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. Unemployment benefits help more than lowering taxes E ditor: How do we grow our economy? W hat is the best way? The CBO ( Congressional Budget Office, a n on-partisan agency) recently did a s tudy of 11 different ways to kick s tart our sagging economy. Its findi ngs? The number one way was to p rovide unemployment benefits. T he least effective way was to l ower taxes. Why is this true? The reason t here are not enough jobs is because p eople aren't spending enough m oney. They are not spending e nough money because they are out o f work and have none. By providi ng unemployment benefits (which t he unemployed have paid into t hrough unemployment insurance) p eople have money to spend. The u nemployed will spend every nickel t hat they receive on rent or mortg age payments, food and services t hey need to survive. For every doll ar of unemployment benefits paid o ut, the CBO finds that there will b e a $1.64 return. Most of the unemployed lost their j obs through no fault of their own. T hey receive on average $300 a w eek. (How many of us could live o n that for very long?) Republicans t ell everyone who will listen that t hese people are lazy, good-forn othing, lay-a-beds, who don't want t o work. (This past week in H awksville, Ky., 800 people turned o ut for a jobs fair where only 100 j obs were being offered.) The truth i s, there are few jobs to be had and t he only way to grow more is for p eople to spend more. The only way f or people to spend more is if they h ave money to spend. Giving huge tax breaks to mill ionaires and billionaires (that will a dd $890 billion to our national d ebt) only means that they will sock i t away in offshore accounts and w ill do nothing to help our econom y. (There is only a $.35 return on l owering taxes.) But as we witn essed this past week, the only idea Republicans will entertain is tax cuts for the richest 2 percent of our country (while denying compensation for 9/11 responders). If you have ever wondered who Republicans care about, wonder no more. Millie Grimes SebringRenew commitment to work togetherEditor: During Christmas, we gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. His actions and his words remind us that service to others is central in our lives and that sacrifice and unconditional love must guide us and inspire us to lead lives of compassion, mercy and justice. The true spirit of Christmas reflects a dedication to helping those in need to give hope to those in despair and to spreading peace and understanding throughout the world. As we share love and enjoy the traditions of the holiday, may the joy of the holidays renew our committment to working together for a future of peace, opportunity and hope. Let's remember to keep Christ in Christmas. Patricia Austin Avon Park Ball may be rolling too fast nowEditor: When I first traveled through the towns of Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid, I saw just small towns and a myriad of pastures and citrus groves, two-lane highways, not the least crowded. What traffic there was moved in an orderly fashion. No one seemed to be in a hurry. Fruit pickers and seasonal workers would spend the work season here and then return to their homeland for the rest of the year. My buddy and I would fish Lake Okeechobee and if we saw two or three other boats, it was crowded. We would spend the next 30 years working and then retire and move to Florida. This was 1942 and my dream. Now fast forward to the present. The orange groves and pastures have been replaced with shopping centers and mobile home courts; four-lane highways with absurd speed limits (not enforced); side roads running every which way with new housing alongside; and morning and evening traffic that is unbelievable; and no one uses turn signals, cut in front of traffic where there is a gap and sometimes even when there is no gap. It is worse than Kansas City or New York. So what is our city fathers doing to alleviate the situation? Well for one thing, they are allowing rampant building of homes that will bring thousands of more cars to the area and crowd the markets even more, doing nothing to stop the nightmare of driving through our towns. Not enforcing the traffic laws they have passed. Fifty and 55 miles an hour through a shopping area is absurd (can't understand why the merchants are not complaining). Atourist would be going so fast that he would be past a restaurant or Walmart before he would see it and just forget about it and go on to the next place he saw when he slowed down. All this progress means that somebody is raking in lots of profits from land sales, building supplies and all the odds and ends that accompany expansion. Latest census figures show that the state's population has grown by 17 percent in the last 10 years. Look at your area now and imagine what it will be like ten years from now. Agood part of the woods and orange groves and pasture will be gone, replaced by more roads and buildings holding more people and cars to further jam up the roads and shopping centers. I might suggest that you let your voice be heard at some of the meetings that are open to you and let the powers that be know you don't like the way things are going to be. I am afraid that the ball is now rolling so fast that it won't be stopped by the time your kids reach voting age. Just glad that I won't be here to watch the mess. Woodie Jackson SebringNot much assistance at living facilityEditor: I am writing to let you know of my concerns about an assisted living facility. There are some concerns that I think need to be addressed to the people that have people who live there. Some of these things are as follows: On Dec. 10 they did not check beds like they were supposed to. They were busy talking about how their weekend and week days were going and how much their checks were short. On Dec. 23 there was a lady in room 115 who had a seizure in her room and nobody knew about it. When she was found, she was off her bed in a pool of blood. Then, after they found her, they found ou t that she had broke her nose. On Dec. 24 there was a fight tha t involved two people who lived there and the nurse was there but did nothing and did not report it. There was no mayonnaise. On Dec. 25 a person who lives there ... was found in his room passed out and smelt like beer. He was found when the fire alarm wen t off. When they found him, they could not wake him up so they lef t him in his room. The alarm is not hooked up to the fire station. So when it went off, the fire station was not dispatched, did not even call to see if everything was OK, o r if they needed help. The alarm we nt off two times and nothing was don e. Also people wanted milk and there was no milk. On Dec. 26 one of the residents decided to pee outside during brea kfast and no one did anything to sto p him and thought it was funny and normal. Also no mustard. Also on Dec. 26, they put sugar in the oatmeal for all of the people that live there so that they could enjoy it. The oatmeal was so cold that the butter did not melt. The bad thing is that most of the people are diabetics. In closing, I think that those wh o have people living there and the media should know some of the things that are going on there in th e ... assisted living facility. I have talked to the owner ... about that and how dirty the place is and noth ing has been done to clean it up. There is also no call button in any of the rooms. Elsie Whitaker and Dav id Crawfo rd Sebring

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By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated PressATLANTA Two officers in a remote Alaska town were ambushed as they chatted on a street. ACalifornia officer and deputy were killed by an arson suspect with a high-powered rifle as they tried to serve a warrant. Two other officers doing anti-drug work were gunned down by men along a busy Arkansas highway. These so-called cluster killings of more than one officer helped make 2010 a particularly deadly year for law enforcement. Deaths in the line of duty jumped 37 percent to about 160 from 117 the year before, according to numbers as of Tuesday compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a nonprofit that tracks police deaths. There also was a spike in shooting deaths. Fifty-nine federal, state and local officers were killed by gunfire in 2010, a 20 percent jump from last year's figures, when 49 were killed. The total does not include the death of a Georgia State Patrol trooper shot twice in the face Monday night in Atlanta as he tried to make a traffic stop. And 73 officers died in traffic incidents, a rise from the 51 killed in 2009, according to the data. Craig Floyd, director of the Washington-based fund, said the rise in fatalities could be an aftershock of the nation's economic troubles as officers in some communities cope with slashed budgets. "We're asking our officers to do more with less. We're asking them to fight conventional crime, and we're asking them to serve on the front lines in the war against terror," he said. Last year's toll of 117 officers killed was a 50-year low that encouraged police groups. But this year's total is more the norm than an anomaly: The number of police deaths has topped 160 five times since 2000, including 240 in 2001. The annual toll routinely topped 200 in the 1970s and before that in the 1920s. The deaths were spread across more than 30 states and Puerto Rico with the most killings reported in Texas, California, Illinois, Florida and Georgia. The two law enforcement agencies with the most deaths were the California Highway Patrol and the Chicago Police Department, each with five. Ten of the shooting deaths came from five tragedies in which several officers were shot and killed in groups. The cluster shootings started in February, when authorities say a Fresno County, Calif. deputy was shot by an arson suspect who had vowed to kill investigators and himself rather than go to prison. The killing led to a daylong gunbattle during which a police officer was also shot and killed. The gunman later killed himself. In March, San Juan authorities say two park rangers serving as guards at Puerto Rico's Department of Natural Resources were gunned down by invaders who jumped a fence during an attempted robbery. Two West Memphis police officers doing antidrug work in May were shot to death by two men wielding AK-47s along an Arkansas interstate. The suspects were later killed in a shootout that injured the local sheriff and a deputy at a crowded Walmart parkin g lot. In June, authorities say a man wanted for writing a bad check shot and kill ed two Tampa police office rs after he was pulled over at 2:15 a.m. And in August, a man was charged wi th killing two officers chattin g in front of his home in Hoonah, a tiny Alaska v illage. Maria Haberfeld, a pr ofessor of police science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said t he rise of community-orient ed policing over the last fe w decades has also had t he unintended consequence of lessening the public 's respect for officers. The uptick in traff ic deaths also troubled an alysts. The research didn't reve al what led to many of the tra ffic deaths, partly becau se local departments oft en don't keep complete recor ds those fatalities, said Floy d. But he said it suggests th at more research is needed to investigate possible driv er fatigue and distracted dri ving. "We're asking citizens n ot to talk and text on their ce ll phones, but we're providin g officers with laptop compu ters and cell phones an d radios," he said. "Th at means taking their attentio n from the road. Are we pu tting too many distractions in police vehicles?" John BrowningJohn P. Browning, 84, of Sebring died Dec. 26, 2010. Born in Wayne, Ind., he moved to Sebring in 1988. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Gohsen Rubber Company and was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Goshen, Ind. He is survived by his daughter, Jayne and son, David J.. Aservice will be held in Sebring with burial in Avon Park. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.Fernand ParentFernand J. Parent, 77, of Avon Park died Dec. 27, 2010. Born in Hamlin, Maine, he moved to Avon Park in 1984. He was a member of Independent Baptist Church, Sebring and retired from Highlands County Courthouse. He is survived by daughters, Rena M. Beyer and Tina Cote; sons, Larry, Perry and Mark; brothers, Gerald and Reni; sister, Marcella; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Agraveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon Park. The family suggests memorials to St. Jude Hospital. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, was in charge of arrangements. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 29, 2010Page 5A SUBSCRIBE TODAY!863-385-6155www.newssun.com Blood mobile makes 2 stops todayThe Florida Blood C enters-Highlands blood m obile will be at Florida H ospital Lake Placid from 9 :30 a.m. to noon today. The Big Red Bus will also b e parked in back of the H ighlands County Sheriff's O ffice near the Girl Scout b uilding in Sebring from 1 :30-4 p.m. today. All blood donors will r eceive a free movie ticket b y mail when they donate b lood. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill have bar bingo at 1 p.m. T hursday. Schedules subject t o change; call for details. F or more information or m enu selection, call 4529 853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will host music w ith Tom at 5:30 p.m. today. F or more information, call 6 99-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will have karaoke with M ichael from 5:30-8:30 p.m. t oday. Music by Franke from 6 -10 p.m. Thursday. For m ore information, call 4650131.VFW Ladies Auxiliary plans fund raiserLAKE PLACID The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3880 will have a fund raiser dinner for its Prostate Cancer Drive on Friday, Jan. 7. The dinner will be held at the Post Home, 1225 County Road 621 East. All the proceeds from this dinner (and donations) will be going to this cause. The state president for the VFWAuxiliary has made this her project for the year as she also lost her husband to this dreaded disease. The auxiliary will prepare a special dinner and entertainment will be provided. Dinner tickets in advance are $12 and day-of-the-dinner tickets will be $15. Tickets may be obtained by calling the Post, 699-5444, or from the chairpersons at 465-6365 or 465-3038. Prostate Cancer ribbons will be available at the Post for a donation of your choice and you may put your name on or in memory of or any sentiment you wish. If you cannot attend the dinner and wish to make a donation to this worthy cause, do not hesitate to call either of the above numbers. COMMUNITYBRIEFS CAROLYN SUE RODECarolyn Sue Rode, 70, of Sebring, FL went home to be with her heavenly father, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family, on December 20, 2010. Born on January 22, 1940 in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Nelle Becker. She was a dedicated radiologist for over 50 years. She married Charles H. Rode on July 23, 1960 and they were married for 50 years. She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Rode; two daughters, Jennifer Rohr (David), and Beth Rode Whiddenberger; one son, Robert Rode; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded by two grandsons. There will be no visitation and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family asks that Memorials be sent to the Hope Hospice of Sebring, FL. OBITUARIES Courtesy photo T he following members have been elected for Life Membership in the Sebring Elks 1529: Norman Elliott (pictured at right), Arthur LeGault, Terrill Morris, Thomas Strausberger (pictured at left), Robert Topel and Herb S. W eiss. Life memberships Police fatalities jump 37 percent in 2010

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According to Motor Trend Magazine ( www.motortrend.com), most gas stations in H ighlands County saw a significant jump to an a verage of $3.09 per gallon from $2.98 on C hristmas Eve. Arecent article on CNNMoney predicted that p rices could reach close to $5 per galloon by 2 012. The report stated that former president of S hell Oil, John Hofmeister, said that prices w ould spike as global demand increased in the u p coming year. "I'm predicting actually the worst outcome o ver the next two years which takes us to 2012 w ith higher gasoline prices," he said. Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst with Oil Price Information Service says Americans will see gasoline prices hit the $5 a gallon mark in the next decade, but not by 2012. "That wolf is out there and it's going to be at the door...I agree with him that we'll see those numbers at some point this decade but not yet." Kloza said. Gasoline prices have been steadily rising over the last couple of weeks, according to Motor Trend. Last week, gas prices crossed the $3 mark for the first time since October 2008, and based on AAAfigures, prices are up 4 percent from a month ago and 16 percent from the $2.585 average a year ago. Astudy from the Oil Price Information Service estimates drivers will spend at least $305 per month on gasoline in 2011 and that fuel prices are up 13.6 percent from last December and 76 percent higher from December 2008. Continued from page 1A s uccessfully governing, and h is accessibility can help prov ide that to taxpayers. "The number one way to p rovide transparency is to a llow the regular person to g et information in a number o f different ways, not just s eeing a commissioner meeti ng once a week. Being out in t he public and attending m eetings are also one way," a ccording to Elwell. "Making myself as access ible as possible by setting w eekly office hours, using s ocial media and e-mails," he a dded. Communications is anothe r area that Elwell thinks n eeds improvement, and u sing all the tools at hand is h is goal. "The Web site is the key. W e have to get information i nto the hands of the public. I u nderstand that there is an e ffort to upgrade the look and a ccessibility of the site in the n ear future," Elwell said. But we need to include the r adio, newspapers, e-mail, p hone calls and office hours. That makes it easy to communicate. We could not do that if were at the state level, but here, it can be done. "The result is that these added together will by virtue increase the accountability of local government. They will shine a light on issues and bring them out into the open. Then the public will ask questions like Why does this department need so much overtime?'or Why does the Parkway Project not effect ad valorem taxes?'Those questions will make everyone accountable to the public," Elwell said. "My only agenda is to run the county efficiently and effectively," Elwell added. "That is why I proposed a relationship between government and the media." "Understanding that we are all working towards the same goals, to make Highlands County better, is the first step," Elwell said. Those wishing to ask a question for the Q&A Commissioner Column can forward them to editor@newssun.com To find Don Elwell's Facebook page, you have to go to www.facebook.com and search for him by name. Elwell can also be visited from 1-5 p.m. Mondays in his office at the Government Center just off The Circle in Sebring. Continued from page 1A Q&Acolumn to appear in News-Sun The number one way to provide transparency is to allow the regular person to get information in a number of different ways, not just seeing a commissioner meeting once a week.'DONELWELL county commissioner Gas prices heading upward again The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Nunez was also a doctor who made house calls and did not turn patients away; not even migrant workers without insurance. In fact, Seeber said, he took better care of his patients than he did of himself. "He would accept payments in oranges, chicken or labor and at times was not compensated," said Fabio Oliveros, a life-long friend and fellow physician, as well as Nunez's patient. "The human part of him was Mr. Right, trying to do the right thing," Oliveros said. He was animated and passionate as he spoke, but there were moments when his gaze would drift out the window and he grew silent and pensive. The men had grown up in Bogota, Colombia and attended medical school together at the University of Colombia. Nunez's family was wealthy and well connected. He grew up with every advantage and was used to socializing with presidents and cabinet ministers and other people most of the world only saw on television. Yet, Oliveros said, Nunez never bragged about, or even mentioned his privileged life. Fascinated with how both the body and the mind worked, Nunez went on to study post graduate medicine; pathology in London and psychiatry in Miami. He finally settled in Lake Placid with a general practice, using everything he'd learned. But it was his manner of practice, as much as his skill, that set him apart. Floricita, his wife of 12 years, remembers he'd be gentle on the phone talking to a nervous patient, saying, for example, "You're blood work is just fine. But, your cholesterol is high." As she spoke, Floricita fought tears, but said with pride, "I knew he loved me with all his heart, but his patients were the number one thing in his life. He'd call from the hospital at 11 p.m. and say he was sorry, but so-and-so needed his help." "He wasn't always conventional," Oliveros said. "He had a naturalistic, holistic approach, and believed in things like acupuncture and hypnosis and making changes in people's life style. He believed in flax seed, had a bag of it in his desk drawer. "The irony is that a man who didn't smoke, took only an occasional sip of wine, lived a life without stress, a marathon runner he ran for years would die of a heart attack like he did. "We knew he had high blood pressure. But doctors make the worst patients, so here we are in the middle of all this." While a generally quiet man, "There was the other side of David's personality," said Oliveros. "He was a wild person, extremely wild." When Nunez was young for example, Oliveros said, he did not shy away from a principled fist fight. As a teen-ager he hitchhiked from Colombia to the tip of Chile, and while his motorcycle was not a Harley, he loved to ride with family and friends on the back roads of Central Florida. Nunez also loved traveling with his wife. They adventured on different continents, including trips to Egypt, Greece and Argentina. He was the kind of traveler who enjoyed meeting and conversing with strangers. At one point in the interview Oliveros returned to the present, having spent a silent moment in the past. "Awild, conservative, straight shooter that was the man we lost," he said, visibly controlling his emotions. "We can't allow his death to go without meaning," Oliveros added. "It cannot go in vain." Floricita spoke her husband's last words, her gratitude and love clear in her voice. "We were taking a walk around the lake and stopped to sit on a bench," she said "He said, Isn't it a beautifu l day, and isn't that a wonder ful breeze. Aren't we lucky to be in love.'" 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David Lloyd Haskins, 58, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; carrying concealed electric weapon or device; driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense; possession of controlled substance without prescription; and out-of-county warrant for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Tom Douglas Hoover, 21, of Okeechobee, was charged with possession of burglary tools; and grand theft of motor vehicle. Trevor Javon James, 36, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense; and failed to pay child support, contempt of court. Connie Lynn Madray, 44, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Patricia Ann Manning, 52, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny, petit theft, first degree. Javier Mendoza, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Alvin Andrew Moore, 59, of 411 WL Kirkland St., Avon Park, was charged with failing to register as sexual offender. Webster Demetrius Owens, 34, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Fransisco Salgado, 41, of Hendersonville, N.C., was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Felix Diaz Santiago, 41, of Orlando, was charged with battery, two counts. Donna Devane Spiker, 50, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Adriana Sherita Thomas, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Queeanna, Shenay Thomas, 20, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Santiago Velasco, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with aggravated battery, person using a deadly weapon. Robert Edward Volner, 52, of Avon Park, was charged on a Polk County warrant for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Jimmie Lee White, 25, of Jacksonville, was charged with issuing or obtaining property with worthless check, three counts. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER Continued from page 1A Nunuez will be missed by many in Lake Placid We can't allow his death to go without meaning. It cannot go in vain.'FABIOOLIVEROS colleague and friend Associated PressWESTPALM BEACH ASouth Florida woman has been sentenced to 27 1/2 years in prison after being convicted of stabbing her infant son and injuring her daughter. Wendy Harden was sentenced by a judge Monday in West Palm Beach. Earlier in December, Harden was found not guilty of attempted first-degree murder of her infant, after defense attorneys argued she was not guilty by reason of insanity. She was found guilty of two counts of aggravated child abuse. Authorities say she stabbed her then 8month-old son and sliced open the arm of her 8-year-old daughter two years ago. 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NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Commence at the Northwest corner of Spring Lake Section One, according to the Plat recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 23, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; said point lying on the South right-of-way of Highway 98; thence 200 feet in a Westerly direction along the South line of Highway 98 to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence 200 feet in a Southerly direction parallel to the West property line of said Spring Lake Section One; thence West 100 feet parallel to Highway 98; thence 200 feet in a Northerly direction parallel to the West property line of said Spring Lake Section One; thence 100 feet in an Easterly direction along the South line of Highway 98 to the POINT OF BEGINNING, all in Section 15, Township 35 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT: A portion of Section 15, Township 35 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of Oakland Mile Corporation property line lying on the Southerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 98, as described in Deed recorded in O.R. Book 25, Page 496, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, said point being the Northwesterly corner of Spring Lake Section One, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 23, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; Thence run South 62 degrees 08'00'' West and along the Southerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 98, a distance of 300.00 feet; thence South 20 degrees 44'00'' East and parallel with the West line of Spring Lake Section One a distance of 150.00 feet for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue South 20 degrees 44'00'' East, a distance of 50.00 feet; thence North 62 degrees 08'00'' East a distance of 100.00 feet; thence North 20 degrees 44'00'' West a distance of 25.00 feet; thence South 76 degrees 29'36'' West, a distance of 100.03 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING. (as conveyed in O.R. Book 2022, Page 840) at public sale, 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, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes (2004), at 11:00 a.m., on the 14th day of January, 2011. NOTICE: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. SIGNED this December 17, 2010. (SEAL) ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k December 29, 2010; January 5, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2010-CA-000233-A BRAMIC, LLC DEFINDED BENEFIT PENSION PLAN, Plaintiff(s), vs LISA LONG A/K/A LISA ANN LONG, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to that Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale Date, dated December 16, 2010, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Sebring Courthouse basement in the Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 in accordance with F.S. 45.031., at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of January, 2011, the following described real and personal property: Lots 24, 25 and the Southeasterly 10 feet of Lot 26, Block 190, WOODLAWN TERRACE, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 96, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID S-20-34-29-150-1900-0240 Street Address: 1055 Bellevue Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 Dated this December 16, 2010. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Cler k December 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 10-972 GCS HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK, a national banking association, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTINA BLANCO and JOSE OJEDA a/k/a JOSE I. OJEDA Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 207, Lot 213 and Lot 214, of LAKE SEBRING ESTATES, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 79, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, 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, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes (2004), at 11:00 a.m., on the 14th day of January, 2011. NOTICE: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. SIGNED this December 16, 2010. (SEAL) ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk December 29, 2010; January 5, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000062 NATIONAL CITY BANK SBM TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO Plaintiff, vs. DIMITRIOS LINARDATOS; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendants. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated December 9, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000062 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONAL CITY BANK SBM TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO, Plaintiff and DIMITRIOS LINARDATOS are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., January 5, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 251, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 9th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Machalak Deputy Clerk ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 December 22, 29, 2010 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ficitious name of SMT ENTERPRISES, located at 5311 Holt Street, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33876 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 27th day of December, 2010. Scott M. Thompson December 29, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-486-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DENNIS JOSEPH JOHNSON; PATRICIA ANN JOHNSON; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC; a Delaware limited liability company f/k/a FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, a corporation; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, DENNIS JOSEPH JOHNSON and PATRICIA ANN JOHNSON, dated the 20th day of December, 2010, in Case No. 10-486-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and DENNIS JOSEPH JOHNSON and PATRICIA ANN JOHNSON, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 19th day of January, 2011 the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants, DENNIS JOSEPH JOHNSON and PATRICIA ANN JOHNSON, and described as follows: The East Half of the following described property: TRACT 17: A portion of Section 7, Township 36 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Section 7; thence South 88 degrees 23'34'' East along the South line of said Section 7, a distance of 50.08 feet to a point on the East right-of-way line of Henscratch Road; thence North 01 degrees 38'24'' West along said East right-of-way line a distance of 35.06 feet to a point of intersection with the North right-of-way line of Northern Boulevard; thence South 88 degrees 24'34'' East along said North right-of-way line a distance of 3350.00 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continue along said North right-of-way line a distance of 475.00 feet; thence North 01 degrees 38'24'' West a distance of 925.00 feet; thence North 88 degrees 24'34'' West a distance of 475.00 feet; thence South 01 degrees 38'24'' East a distance of 925.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH 1983 Sand Mobile Home 50x14, ID#FL1AC517002966, Title #22171282, RP#R0593167. Real Property Address: 3415 Northern Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. DATED on December 21, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 29, 2010; January 5, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-10-1412 DEBORAH FARACE GARCIA, Petitioner, and, JOSE M. GARCIA CUEVAS, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jose M. Garcia Cuevas YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Deborah Farace Garcia, petitioner, 13895 Hwy 27 North, Lake Wales, Florida 33895, on or before January 19, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED: December 14, 2010. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Kathy Whitlock As Deputy Clerk December 15, 22, 29; January 5, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-1766-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ALEXANDER A. VEGA; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, ALEXANDER A. VEGA, dated the 20th day of December, 2010, in Case No. 09-1766-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and ALEXANDER A. VEGA, is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 19th day of January, 2011 the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendant, ALEXANDER A. VEGA, and described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section 26, Township 36 South, Range 29 East. Thence North 89 degrees 55'00'' West along the North line of said Section 26 a distance of 1043.2 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continue North 89 degrees 55'00'' West a distance of 54.2 feet; Thence South 00 degrees 07'00'' West a distance of 125.5 feet; Thence North 89 degrees 08'00'' East a distance of 54.2 feet; Thence North 00 degrees 07'00'' East a distance of 124.61 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, all lying in the Fractional Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section 26, Township 36, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida. This is intended to describe Lot Number 27 as Shown on an unrecorded plat made for Steven S. Hudeck and Aune L. Hudeck, bearing the date of March, 1957, prepared by James F. McLure, Jr. AND Lot #28, shows on an unrecorded plat made for Steven S. Hudeck and Aune L. Hudeck, more completely described as follows: Starting at a brass cap monument, the one quarter Section corner on the North line of Section 26, Township 36 South, Range 29 East; Thence North 89 degrees 55'00'' West along the said North line to said Section 26, a distance of 989.0 feet to an iron pipe, the POINT OF BEGINNING; Thence continuing North 89 degrees 55'00'' West a distance of 54.2 feet; thence South 124.61 feet to an iron pipe; thence North 89 degrees 08'00'' East 54.2 feet to an iron pipe; Thence North 123.72 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, lying in Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 23 & 25 Mockingbird Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852 The Real Property Tax identification number is: C-26-36-29-050-00N0-0280 & C-26-36-29-050-00N0-0270. DATED on December 21, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. December 29, 2010; January 5, 2011 NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicles will be soled at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2) of the Florida Statutes at 10:00 a.m. on 1/14/11 at 1118 WEIGLE AVE. Sebring, FL 33870 1995 FORD 3FALP6635SM120816 1992 PLY 1P4GH4430NX121866 1998 DODGE 1B4HS28Y4XF558988 1998 BMW WBACC9321WEE59846 December 29, 2010 merce Ave., in the Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 14th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp December 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10343GCS BAC FLORIDA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. US GENERAL HOMES, CORPORATION, COLIN TONGS a/k/a COLIN E. TONGS, and UNKNOWN TENANT I, UNKNOWN TENANT II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The West 38.90 Feet of Lot 4, in Block 20, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 3334 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33872 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the hour of 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 13th day of January, 2011, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 590 South ComIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10342GCS BAC FLORIDA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. US GENERAL HOMES, CORPORATION, COLIN TONGS a/k/a COLIN E. TONGS, and UNKNOWN TENANT I, UNKNOWN TENANT II, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The East 41.10 Feet of Lot 4, in Block 20, of SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 93, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 3330 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33872 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the hour of 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 5th day of January, 2011, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 590 South Commerce Ave., in the Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 10th day of December, 2010. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak December 22, 29, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-001493 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2005-3 Plaintiff, vs. DAHLIA M. HAYLES; ROY A. REID; RAFAEL BUILDERS, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale ated December 1, 2010, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-001493 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2005-3, is Plaintiff and DAHLIA M. HAYLES; ROY A. REID; RAFAEL BUILDERS, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of January, 2011, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 17, BLOCK 33, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000618 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. EUGENIA RITERS A/K/A EUGINIA RITERS; AND BROINISLAVA OTZELNAIS A/K/A BRONIASLAVA OTZELNAIS. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated December 15, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000618 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff and EUGENIA RITERS A/K/A EUGINIA RITERS; AND BROINISLAVA OTZELNAIS A/K/A BRONIASLAVA OTZELNAIS are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA A T 11:00 A.M., January 12, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, OF EDGEWATER POINT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 17th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 December 22, 29, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1080 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.A MY BROWN, a/k/a Amy A. Brown, FRANKLYN BROWN, CAPITAL ONE BANK and CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, et al Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: AMY BROWN 1072 Upper Paradise Hamilton, Ontario L9V2B6 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 22, MORNING SUN MANOR, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 46, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2010 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Classified ads get fast results

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If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100AnnouncementsPursuant to Section 121.055 Florida Statutes, the Office of the Tax Collector of Highlands County Florida intends to designate one non-elective full time Drivers License Manager for inclusion in the Senior Management Service Class effective February 1, 2011. December 29, 2010; January 5, 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 CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001281 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE LXS 2006-18N TRUST FUND Plaintiff, vs. A LRICK G. MCBEAN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALRICK G. 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MCBEAN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONS SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR ONEWEST BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, F.S.B., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B.; SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 12th day of January 2011, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 23, OF SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 17th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk December 22, 29, 2010 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1215 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased Plaintiff(s), -vs.TINA CHAMBERLAND, a/k/a TINA CHAMBERLAND and PETER CLAUS JUISTEN, her husband, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Tina M.Chamberland a/k/a Tina Chamberland and Peter Claus Juisten Resident & Address Unknown Last Known Address 15 N. Prospect Ave. Avon Park, FL 33825 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: Lot 10, in Block 66, TOWN OF AVON PARK, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of DeSoto County, of which Highlands County was formerly a part, lying in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are requiredt o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before January 7, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on December 2, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. 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SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, December 29, 2010 By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunSebring senior Matt Grubb is going to run out of room to display all the trophies he's picked up over the years if he doesn't build a few more shelves. The Blue Streak stand-out quarterback needs to make room for at least one more honor after being named the 2010 News-Sun All-County Football Player of the Year. Afour-year letterman, Grubb has been the Blue Streaks'starting quarterback since his sophomore year. The Blue Streaks finished the regular season 9-2 overall, winding up the year with four straight wins. Grubb finished 15th in the state in passing yardage an impressive achievement, especially taking into account the fact that his numbers were compared to inflated statistics of players whose teams competed in the post season. Grubb's stats include a 64 percent completion rate for 2,227 yards and 22 touchdowns. The Blue Streaks two district losses, to powerhouses Lake Wales and Winter Haven, kept Sebring out of the playoffs, but not by much. That's a far cry from the team's performance just three years ago. Sebring finished 3-7 Grubb's sophomore year. But the Blue Streaks went on to build a 16-5 record over the next two years. "This team has been through a lot of stuff," said Sebring head football coach Jared Hamlin. "We've had a lot of ups and downs and a l ot of tough situations, especia lly early on in Matt's soph omore year. "The team turned it aroun d By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comWith Matt Grubb calling the plays for the 2010 NewsSun All-County team, he'll need some weapons to get the ball to, and weapons he shall have. The three-man backfield includes two newcomers who made a big impact. Lake Placid's A.J. Gayle burst onto the scene in his first varsity season and consistently used his power and speed to bowl over defenses. Similarly, Avon Park's Tyler Johnson was a junior varsity call-up early in the season and quickly made his presence known, slashing through defenses for a 100yard game his first time out. Sebring's Damion Thompson was slowed a bit by injuries during the season, but his nearly seven yards per carry showed what this bull-rushing junior is capable of with a full season workload. And with this potent backfield keeping defenses honest, that would provide plenty of room for the receiving tandem of Blue Streak Devin Clarke and Red Devil Alonzo Robertson, both of whom played in the FACA All-Star Classic. The speed and elusiveness of Clarke, who averaged more than 21 yards per reception, coupled with Robertson's 6-foot, 5-inch target gives this offense an aerial attack to be reckoned with. Of course, the runners will need holes to run through and Grubb time to throw to these receivers. They'd assuredly get the blocking they would need with an offensive line consisting of Sebring's Jesse Baker and Leo Adams, Avon Park's Dylan Brown and Earl Scriven and Lake Placid's Anthony Canevari. With all the touchdowns this offense could score, AllCounty kicker Donovan White of Sebring would be plenty busy with extra points. On the defensive side of the ball, the Highlands County All-Stars would be a fast and hard-hitting bunch that would be tough on any offense it faced. Going with a 3-4 defense, the line would feature Fernando Perez of Avon Park inside while the ends would feature the speed rush of Blue Streak Zack Bullock and Green Dragon Andre Wilson. The four-man linebacking crew would also be high on speed, hard hits and versatility. With the ability to drop into pass coverage, wreak havoc with the blitz and track down or stuff the ball carrier, Avon Park's Calego Courtesy pho to In addition to his outstanding season, Sebring quarterback Matt Grubb stood out in the South-Central All-Star game, earning Offensive Player of the Game honors. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Sebring's Matt Grubb had a season quarterback rating of 133 and completed 64-percent of his passes in leading the Streaks to a 9-2 record this year. Offense QB Matt Grubb, SHS RB A.J. Gayle, LP RB Tyler Johnson, AP RB Damion Thompson, SHS WR Devin Clarke, Sebring WR Alonzo Robertson, AP OL Jesse Baker, SHS OL Dylan Brown, AP OL Anthony Canevari, LP OL Leo Adams, Sebring OL Earl Scriven, AP Defense DL Fernando Perez, AP DL Zack Bullock, SHS DL Andre Wilson, LP LB Calego Hipps, AP LB Trini Sutton, SHS LB Charlie Brown, AP LB Nevada Weaver, LP DB Clarence Counts, SHS DB TK Miller, AP DB Devante Pough, Sebring DB Nick Peragine, LP 2010 News-Sun AllCounty Football All-County squad is quite the collection of talent News-Sun file photos by DAN HOEHN E A.J. Gayle made a big impact in his first varsity season for the Green Dragons, giving them a bruising runner for years to come. Grubb grabs 2010 Player of the Year See GRUBB, page 4B See TALENT, page 4B By FRED GOODALL APSports WriterTAMPA The Tampa Bay B uccaneers aren't spending a lot of t ime going over the various scenari os under which they can make the p layoffs. None of them work unless the N FL's youngest team can defeat an o pponent with a winning record for t he first time all season. So, coach R aheem Morris and his players say t hey're focused solely on trying to b eat New Orleans this week. While a win over the Saints won't n ecessarily guarantee a NFC wildcard berth, a loss to the defending Super Bowl champions will eliminate any chance of the Bucs (9-6) earning a spot over the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. "That's all we can think about. That's our playoff game," Morris said. "It we go out and win it, whatever happens happens. ... If you waste time during the week worrying about scenarios, usually you take away from time in preparation, and we don't like to do that." The Bucs kept their hopes alive with a 38-15 victory over Seattle, clinching a winning record after going 3-13 in their first season under the 34-year-old Morris. There were snickers during training camp when the league's youngest head coach declared his largely inexperienced team was capable of winning 10 games and making the playoffs, however no one is laughing now. With Sunday's victory over the Seahawks, the Bucs became the first team since the NFL/AFLmerger in 1970 to start 10 or more rookies during the course of a non-strike season and finish with a winning record. Their one-year improvement from three wins to nine matches the biggest single-season turnaround in franchise history. And, they've done it with a second-year quarterback who didn't make his first start until midway through his rookie season. Josh Freeman threw for a careerbest five touchdowns and had a single-game 144.2 passer rating against Seattle. The 22-year-old has 23 TD passes vs. six interceptions and has led five fourth-quarter comebacks this year. In addition to matching their season-high point total against Seattle, the Bucs more importantly finally showed signs of having an offense All Bucs playoff scenarios hinge on beating defending champions MC T QB Josh Freeman an the Bucs have struggled against teams with winning records this season. Win over Saints would be first victory over team with a winning record See BUCS, page 4B

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Page 2BNews-SunWednesday, December 29, 2010www.newssun.com 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 Emergenc y Treatment forms. Mail Admissions Application an d Emergency Treatment forms as indicate d on application form, or bring to th e Cashier's Office in Building B. For more information, contact th e 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 th e YMCAto pick up an entry form. Race day registration starts at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20. For more information contact Jonatha n at the YMCA, 863-382-9622.Panther 5KAVON PARK The second annu al South Florida Community Colleg e Panther 5K Run/Walk has been planne d for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFC C Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and B ill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring th e 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 da y 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, Inc ., 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. EASTERN CONFERENCEW LPctGB d-Boston235.821 d-Miami239.7192 d-Chicago1910.6554.5 Orlando1912.6135.5 Atlanta2013.6065.5 New York1812.6006 Indiana1315.46410 Milwaukee1217.41411.5 Philadelphia1219.38712.5 Charlotte1019.34513.5 Toronto1020.33314 Detroit1021.32314.5 New Jersey922.29015.5 Cleveland822.26716 Washington722.24116.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB d-San Antonio264.867 Dallas245.8281.5 d-L.A. Lakers219.7005 d-Utah2110.6775.5 Oklahoma City2111.6566 New Orleans1813.5818.5 Denver1613.5529.5 Portland1615.51610.5 Houston1515.50011 Memphis1417.45212.5 Phoenix1316.44812.5 Golden State1218.40014 L.A. Clippers1022.31317 Minnesota824.25019 Sacramento523.17920 d-division leader Sunday's Games L.A. Clippers 108, Phoenix 103 Minnesota 98, Cleveland 97 Chicago 95, Detroit 92, OT New Orleans 93, Atlanta 86 San Antonio 94, Washington 80 Memphis 104, Indiana 90 Philadelphia 95, Denver 89 Monday's Games Charlotte 105, Detroit 100 Orlando 104, New Jersey 88 Memphis 96, Toronto 85 Atlanta 95, Milwaukee 80 Minnesota 113, New Orleans 98 Dallas 103, Oklahoma City 93 Houston 100, Washington 93 Portland 96, Utah 91 L.A. Clippers 100, Sacramento 99 Golden State 110, Philadelphia 95 Tuesday's Games Orlando at Cleveland, late Boston at Indiana, late New York at Miami, late Milwaukee at Chicago, late Toronto at Dallas, late L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, late Portland at Denver, late Today's Games Golden State at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Miami at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Memphis at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Utah at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA y-New England1320.867480306 x-N.Y. Jets1050.667329297 Miami780.467266295 Buffalo4110.267276387 South WLTPctPFPA Indianapolis960.600412368 Jacksonville870.533336385 Tennessee690.400336316 Houston5100.333356410 North WLTPctPFPA x-Pittsburgh1140.733334223 x-Baltimore1140.733344263 Cleveland5100.333262291 Cincinnati4110.267315382 West WLTPctPFPA y-Kansas City1050.667356295 San Diego870.533408294 Oakland780.467379361 Denver4110.267316438NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA y-Philadelphia1040.714412339 N.Y. Giants960.600377333 Washington690.400288360 Dallas5100.333380423 South WLTPctPFPA x-Atlanta1230.800383278 x-New Orleans1140.733371284 Tampa Bay960.600318305 Carolina2130.133186377 North WLTPctPFPA y-Chicago1140.733331276 Green Bay960.600378237 Minnesota590.357244314 Detroit5100.333342356 West WLTPctPFPA St. Louis780.467283312 Seattle690.400294401 San Francisco5100.333267339 Arizona5100.333282396 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday's Game Pittsburgh 27, Carolina 3 Saturday's Game Arizona 27, Dallas 26 Sunday's Games Kansas City 34, Tennessee 14 St. Louis 25, San Francisco 17 Chicago 38, N.Y. Jets 34 Baltimore 20, Cleveland 10 New England 34, Buffalo 3 Detroit 34, Miami 27 Washington 20, Jacksonville 17, OT Indianapolis 31, Oakland 26 Denver 24, Houston 23 Cincinnati 34, San Diego 20 Green Bay 45, N.Y. Giants 17 Tampa Bay 38, Seattle 15 Minnesota at Philadelphia, ppd., snow Monday's Game New Orleans 17, Atlanta 14 Tuesday's Game Minnesota at Philadelphia, late Sunday, Jan. 2 Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. San Diego at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Chicago at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Washington, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 4:15 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 8:20 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh241125011986 Philadelphia22854911787 N.Y. Rangers211424411597 N.Y. Islanders91962478114 New Jersey92422061112 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston19114429671 Montreal20142429383 Ottawa161743686108 Buffalo141843294106 Toronto131743079103 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay2110547112116 Washington2112547114105 Atlanta1913644120111 Carolina151543494105 Florida16171339389WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit239450121100 Chicago2014343119105 St. Louis18125419296 Nashville17126408587 Columbus181533993105 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver21854711588 Colorado1912543125117 Minnesota161453786100 Calgary1618335100107 Edmonton121663089116 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas211144610296 Los Angeles221214510678 San Jose1912543106100 Anaheim181744099115 Phoenix16117399197 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday's Games Toronto 4, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Montreal 1 Washington 3, Carolina 2 Tampa Bay 3, Atlanta 2, OT Chicago 4, Columbus 1 St. Louis 2, Nashville 0 Detroit 4, Minnesota 1 Ottawa 3, Pittsburgh 1 Phoenix 1, Dallas 0 Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2 Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 1 Monday's Games Columbus 4, Minnesota 3, SO Boston 3, Florida 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 7, N.Y. Islanders 2 Detroit 4, Colorado 3, OT Calgary 5, Buffalo 2 Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0 Tuesday's Games Carolina at Toronto, late Atlanta at Pittsburgh, late Montreal at Washington, late Boston at Tampa Bay, late Chicago at St. Louis, late Dallas at Nashville, late Buffalo at Edmonton, late Anaheim at Phoenix, late Philadelphia at Vancouver, late Wednesday's Games N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Carolina at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Monday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS_Agreed to terms with RHP Takashi Saito on a oneyear contract. NEW YORK METS_Traded LHP Michael Antonini to the L.A. Dodgers for SS Chin-lung Hu. American Association FORT WORTH CATS_Signed 1B Trent Lockwood. ST. PAUL SAINTS_Acquired C Richard Mercado and INF Ron Bourquin from Schaumburg (Northern) for cash. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS_Signed RHP Bobby Gagg. NEWARK BEARS_Signed RHP Matt Morris. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA_Fined Boston C Shaquille O'Neal $35,000 for public comments about officiating after Saturday's game against Orlando. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS_Waived F Jawad Williams. Assigned F Samardo Samuels to Erie (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS_Agreed to terms with LS Patrick Mannelly on a two-year contract extension and DT Matt Toeaina on a three-year contract extension. DALLAS COWBOYS_Signed QB Chris Greisen to the practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS_Waived RB DeShawn Wynn. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL/NHLPA_Announced Nashville F Jordin Tootoo has voluntarily entered in-patient care as part of the Joint NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program. ATLANTA THRASHERS_Reassigned G Edward Pasquale from Chicago (AHL) to Gwinnett (ECHL). CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS_Assigned G Hannu Toivonen to Rockford (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS_Recalled RW Jan Mursak from Grand Rapids (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS_Signed F Chris Mueller and recalled him from Milwaukee (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS_Recalled F Mats Zuccarello from Connecticut (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS_Reassigned G Mike Brodeur to Binghamton (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES_Assigned G Matt Climie to San Antonio (AHL). American Hockey League CHICAGO WOLVES_Released D Dave Phillips. CONNECTICUT WHALE_Signed F Jason Williams. SYRACUSE CRUNCH_Assigned F Eric Lampe and D John de Gray to Elmira (ECHL). 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 WEDNESDAY: Boys Basketball hosts Taveniere Tournament,TBA; Girls Weightlifting at Charlotte,2 p.m. MONDAY,Jan.3: Boys Basketball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.4: Girls Soccer at Lake Wales,6/7:30 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 TODAY: Boys Basketball at Hitchcock Challenge,Santa Fe,TBA; Girls Weightlifting at Charlotte,2 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.4: Boys Basketball at McKeel,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.McKeel, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Tenoroc,6:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Tenoroc,6:30 p.m. T T E E N N N N I I S S W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Outback Champions Series Cayman . . . S S U U N NN N H H L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Montreal at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Georgetown at Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Marquette at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Temple at Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Military Bowl E. Carolina vs. Maryland. E E S S P P N N 6 6 p p . m m . Texas Bowl Baylor vs. Illinois . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Alamo Bowl Arizona vs. Oklahoma St . E E S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Armed Forces Bowl Army vs. SMU . . . E E S S P P N N 3 3 : : 2 2 0 0 p p . m m . Pinstripe Bowl Kansas St. vs. Syracuse E E S S P P N N 6 6 : : 4 4 0 0 p p . m m . Music City Bowl N. Carolina vs. Tenn . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Holiday Bowl Nebraska vs. Washington E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 5 5 p p . m m . Chick-Fill-A Bowl Challenge . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Memorial Skins Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FW W O O M M E E N N ' S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Connecticut at Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2N N B B A A T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . N.Y. Knicks at Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . San Antonio at Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 29, 2010Page 3B If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com Wonder why winning the Sprint Cup championship is all-important?Ž Jimmie Johnsons championship bonus was $5,778,405, bringing his total earnings for his “fth straight championship season to $13,393,186. The runner-up in earnings wasnt the runner-up in the Chase. Kevin Harvicks team earned $9,226,831. The Chase runner-up, Denny Hamlin, was at $8,636,773. Johnsons championship bonus was more than teammate Mark Martins total earnings, $5,137,763. Although it will be run through Argentina and Chile, the race is still known as the Dakar Rally and gets under way on New Years Day. And, yes, Robby Gordon will be in the “ eld. Johnson had more points than any other driver during the Chase and led more miles than any other driver during the season as a whole. Tony Stewart, having established himself of“cially as NASCARs greatest humanitarian (Home Depot award), is now setting his sights on a third championship after a lapse of “ve Johnson years. Johnson doesnt only have “ve straight titles. He has one more, total, than teammate Jeff Gordon, who has gone without for nine seasons. Between now and the Daytona 500, several drivers will be declared Johnsons heir apparent.Ž After “ve straight years, apparentŽ may be overstating the case. Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards, both fulltime Sprint Cup drivers, again plan to run full-time in the Nationwide Series. Ho-hum. Perhaps the biggest question mark regarding the approaching season is how or if NASCAR will fundamentally change the way in which the Nationwide Series champion is determined. Whos hot: Joey Logano competed in the 2010 seasons “ nal 10 races as if he belonged in the Chase. Loganos points total was sixth during the Chase, though he didnt qualify for it. .... Mark Martin, also left out, was “ fth. Whos not: TwoPenske Racing regulars, Brad Keselowski and Sam Hornish Jr., never “ nished better than 10th during the 2010 season. ... Dave Blaney never “ nished better than 24th. LoganoOne of the NASCAR garages most familiar faces, Roush Fenway Racing President Geoff Smith, is retiring Dec. 31 after 13 years in a leadership role at one of the sports prominent teams. Steve Newmark, previously a shareholder at the law firm of Robinson, Bradshaw and Hinson, joined Roush Fenway as senior vice president of business operations in April 2010. He will take over as president upon Smiths retirement, having spent six months getting acclimated to the organizations overall operating procedure.Ž Newmark, a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginias law school, has worked as a counsel to Roush Fenway for most of the past decade and was involved in the business alliance between Roush Racing and Fenway Sports Group in 2007. The new team president specialized as an attorney in sports and entertainment, mergers and acquisitions, technology and e-commerce, and venture capital transactions. Steve has a solid background, working in all areas of sports, and brings new ideas and insight into our organization,Ž said principal owner Jack Roush. Importantly, he has been part of the Roush Fenway family for many years, beginning as outside counsel and then as head of our business operations this year.Ž Roush also paid tribute to longtime partner Smith. Geoff Smith did an outstanding job of running the business affairs of our company for the past 20 years, and we could not have done this without him,Ž said Roush. Geoffs leadership has set the bar high, and we believe that Steve is the right person to ensure that we remain a leader in the marketplace and in the garage.Ž „ Monte Dutton V E R S U SFord, Denny Hamlins crew chief, tried a little gamesmanship late in the Chase when he suggested that Knaus, and Jimmie Johnsons team, succumbed to pressure at Texas, where Hamlin won. Johnson, of course, came from behind to win his fifth consecutive championship. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: The tempting clich is that Knaus got the last laugh. But there may be more laughs in 2011.ŽMIKE FORD VS. CHAD KNAUS Mike Ford Chad Knaus By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekMichael Waltrip has a lot on his plate, on the track and off. Waltrip has a new book, In the Blink of an Eye marking the 10th anniversary of his 2001 Daytona 500 victory. The subtitle is Dale, Daytona and the Day That Changed Everything.Ž The Daytona 500 victory marked the pinnacle of Waltrips career, but he struggled to come to the grips with the death of Earnhardt, his car owner, in the same race. Waltrip, 47, is also hosting the Michael Waltrip Comedy Garage in comedy clubs. The comedians include Jon Reep, Henry Cho and Tim Wilson, as well as Waltrips own stand-up routine. Television work includes hosting Showtimes weekly Inside NASCARŽ program and many appearances on Speed TV and in commercials. Michael Waltrip Racing will enter its fifth season. One of its drivers, David Reutimann, won the Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway in July 2010. As far as driving is concerned, Waltrip considers himself only semi-retired.Ž He plans to run several races, including the Daytona 500, the debut race at Kentucky Speedway and perhaps a few more. More stands „ Watkins Glen International is in the midst of a $3 million capital-improvement project dubbed its largest fan investment ever.Ž The most noticeable enhancement will be the addition of four new permanent grandstands in Turn 10, Turn 11, outside the track next to the pedestrian bridge, and the outside of Turn 1 next to the Ninety Grandstand. These new stands will replace four temporary structures previously erected temporarily for NASCAR race weekends. Some grandstands were dismantled at another International Speedway Corporation track, Michigan International Speedway, and are being reconstructed at the upstate New York road course. Emphasis on safety „ Pocono Raceways latest upgrade involves mainly safety improvements that will be in place for the two 2011 Sprint Cup weekends. SAFER (Steel and Foam Energy Reduction) barriers are being installed along the inside of the track, as well as a catch fence along the back straight. A catch fence will now surround the entire 2.5-mile length of the Long Pond, Pa., track. The space race „ HANS Devices may soon be mandatory equipment for ƒ astronauts. HANS inventor Dr. Robert Hubbard, NASA and NASCAR are working together to improve crash restraints for astronauts. Michael Waltrip pursues wide range of interests By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekAustin Dillon, 20, is well-connected. Apparently talent came with the connections. The Raybestos Rookie of the Year in the Camping World Truck Series is the grandson of former driver and team owner Richard Childress. His father, Mike Dillon, is a former driver now prominently involved in the dayto-day workings of Richard Childress Racing, one of NASCARs premier operations. Austins brother, Ty, is also an up-and-coming driver. Dillons first season in trucks was, in his words, great.Ž Winning the rookie award was his main goal, along with finishing in the top 10 in points. He finished fifth with a series-high seven poles, seven top-five finishes and two victories, in Newton, Iowa, and Las Vegas. Midseason, we really hit a stride,Ž he said. Im looking forward to next year and running for the championship. Im a veteran next year, so thats kind of hard to think about.Ž Dillon was, by far, the most successful rookie in NASCARs major touring series:Ž Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck. The top Cup rookie, Kevin Conway, never finished higher than 14th. The top Nationwide rookie, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., failed to win a race but collected three top-five finishes and a pole. Meanwhile, Dillon is gearing up for a run at the championship this year, continuing to drive the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevy Silverado in Trucks. His rise has been rapid, dating back to 2008, when he was Sunoco Rookie of the Year in the K&N Pro Series East, winning a race at Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway. Dillon also finds time, by the way, to attend college at High Point University near his home in Lewisville, N.C. One of RCRs Sprint Cup drivers, Clint Bowyer, said of Dillon:ŽI think Austin is a really good kid. Hes wellgrounded. ƒ He works hard. He studied the sport and wants to do this. This isnt something that was pushed on him.ŽFrom Rookie To VeteranChildress grandson moving up in the racing world, and fastJohn Clark/NASCAR This WeekIn his first season in NASCAR racing, Austin Dillon won Rookie of the Year honors and finished among the top 10 in the Craftsma n Truck Series. Dover and Dega in the news One of our favorite video greeting cards of the holiday season was put together by Dover International Speedway, where track mascot Miles the Monster offers holiday greetings that appeal particularly to NASCAR fans. Check out the link below: http://www.youtube.com/user/ DoverIntlSpeedway#p/a/u/0/3cjvamhKZSM Talladega Superspeedway has selected 30 race fans to serve as the first members of the tracks Fan Advisory Network (TSS FAN). The goal is to create constructive dialogue with the Talladega Superspeedway administration team.Ž It gives us the ability to look at ourselves through the eyes of a race fan and make the best decisions concerning their experiences,Ž said track chairman Grant Lynch. D d  D i t h 2011 SPRINT CUP SCHEDULEFeb. 12 .....................Bud Shootout Feb. 17 .....................Gatorade Duel Feb. 20 ...............................Daytona Feb. 27 ...............................Phoenix March 6 ..........................Las Vegas March 20 ...............................Bristol March 26 ...........................Fontana April 3 ..........................Martinsville April 9 .....................................Texas April 17 ............................Talladega April 30 ..................................Richmond May 7 ..............................Darlington May 15 ...................................Dover May 21 ........................All-Star Race May 29 ..............................Charlotte June 5 ..................................Kansas June 12 ................................Pocono June 19 ..............................Mic higan June 26 ..............................Sonoma July 2 ...................................Daytona July 9 .................................Kentucky July 16 .................................Loudon July 31 ......................... Indianapolis Aug. 7 ..................................Pocono Aug. 14 ......................Watkins Glen Aug. 21 .............................Michigan Aug. 27 ..................................Bristol Sept. 4 .................................Atlanta Sept. 10 ...........................Richmond Sept. 18 ..............................Chicago Sept. 25 ...............................Loudon Oct. 2 ......................................Dover Oct. 9 ...................................Kansas Oct. 15 ..............................Charlotte Oct. 23 .............................Talladega Oct. 30 ................................Martinsville Nov. 6 ......................................Texas Nov. 13 ...............................Phoenix Nov. 20 ............................Homestead2011 NATIONWIDE SERIES SCHEDULEFeb. 19 ............................Daytona Feb. 26 ............................Phoenix March 5 ........................Las Vegas March 19 ............................Bristol March 27 ........................Fontana April 8 ..................................Texas April 16 ..........................Talladega April 23 ..........................Nashville April 29 ...........................Richmond May 6 ...........................Darlington May 14 ................................Dover May 22 ...................................Iowa May 28 ...........................Charlotte June 4 ..............................Chicago June 18 ...........................Michigan June 25 ..................Road America July 1 ................................Daytona July 8 ..............................Kentucky July 17 ...............................Loudon July 23 ...........................Nashville July 30 ..........ORP at Indianapolis Aug. 6 ....................................Iowa Aug. 13 ...................Watkins Glen Aug. 20 ..............................Montreal Aug. 26 ...............................Bristol Sept. 3 ...............................Atlanta Sept. 9 ...........................R ichmond Sept. 17 ...........................Chicago Oct. 1 ...................................Dover Oct. 8 ................................Kansas Oct. 14 ...........................Charlotte Nov. 5 ...................................Texas Nov. 12 ............................Phoenix Nov. 19 ......................Homestead AUSTIN DILLON CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES No. 3 BASS PRO SHOPS CHEVROLET This Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.The Things That Drive You Crazy and TV TantrumsDear NASCAR This Week, This will probably fall on deaf ears but at least I got it off my chest. Why do thoughtless and childish crew members choose to play with their air guns when someone from the media is interviewing the drivers? ƒ If the announcers in the booth can hear the drivers talking to their crew chiefs, why do they all talk at the same time? ƒ ƒ Count the times some of the drivers being interviewed say you know, you know.Ž Ronald Denk Clyde, Kan. The questions you pose are largely unanswerable, but no Rhodes scholar has ever won the championship. Dear NASCAR This Week, If Brian France really wants to expand the NASCAR fan base, why doesnt he see to it that the Cup races „ all of the Cup races, are broadcast on network TV, not ESPN, not TNT? It may surprise Mr. France to learn that many millions of Americans „ many of whom are also avid NASCAR fans „ dont have cable or satellite and dont want them. It is unacceptable to all of us to lose half the season to cable and to have to read about those races in the next days newspaper. For us, it would be simpler and less frustrating to just quit watching NASCAR altogether. Thats what Ill be doing next season. Leonard Davis Dudley, N.C. First of all, did it occur to you that perhaps the networks dont want to televise all the races? Can you name any sport in which all of its events are televised on network TV? Hornish Jr.Roush Fenway Racing names new president Newmark Roush

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Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, December 29, 2010www.newssun.com 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE (863) 382-0500 € 3201 Golfview Rd. € Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 12/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am … 1pm $25By 8, After 1 $20 Saturday & Sunday: $20 T he All-County defense will be a fast one, with the likes of Sebring's Zack Bullock, below, and his relenteless pass rush. and got this program where we want it to be." Grubb's improvement wasn't by accident. His hard work in the off season and a determination to improve paid off. Attending a number of football camps his junior year and training hard over the summer made a difference, too, he said. "I went to 13 football camps last spring," Grubb said with a laugh. Because of Sebring's success in the regular season, the Blue Streaks were invited to play in the 25th Annual Osceola County Rotary Scholarship Bowl for the first time in Sebring's history. "We pick two teams that didn't qualify for the playoffs but have a winning record and will be competitive against each other," said Brian Wheeler, who has directed the game as the Osceola County Rotary Club chairman since the club began managing the game 20 years ago. "The athletic directors from each of Osceola County's six high schools are part of the selection committee," Wheeler said. "They know the other coaches and give us good guidelines as to which teams would be a good choice." The game raises money for scholarships, but the teams who are chosen to play enjoy the unexpected opportunity to extend the season by an extra game, Wheeler said. "We are pleased with the turnout for Sebring," Wheeler said. "We knew they had a great following." The Blue Streaks represented Highlands County well in a come-frombehind, 33-20 victory over the Atlantic Sharks at Kissimmee's Poinciana High School. Primarily a passing quarterback, Grubb isn't afraid to carry the ball if he spots an opening and it paid off against the Sharks. Atlantic kept a close eye on Sebring's receivers, which freed Grubb up to gain yardage himself on quarterback sneaks. "I'm not really a runner," Grubb said. "I'm definitely a better passer. But if I see a hole, I'll take it." Passing, Grubb was 9 for 19 for 97 yards. Alateral pass to a teammate resulted in a touchdown and Grubb gained 27 yards rushing. "I'm going to miss Sebring football, it's been a big part of my life the last three years," Grubb said after the game. "I will definitely miss it, but I'll still have the great memories. "I want to thank everyone for supporting Sebring football. All the glory goes to God." Hamlin said it was an honor for the Blue Streaks to be asked to play in t he Rotary bowl. As the la st game of the season, howe ver, even the victory was b ittersweet. "We have a great grou p of seniors and I'm proud of them for how they carri ed themselves and how th ey performed," he sai d. "We're going to miss the m a lot." After the game, Haml in presented Grubb with a ce rtificate selecting him as t he area's Wendy's Hig h School Heisman candida te for outstanding excellen ce in academics, athletics an d leadership abilities. The High Scho ol Heisman program, now in its 17th year, celebrates t he achievements of t he nation's top high scho ol seniors both in and out of the classroom. "This is a great honor f or Matt and for Sebring Hig h School," Hamlin said. "B ut especially for Matt." Hamlin would love to have Grubb back next ye ar as an assistant coach, b ut acknowledged that th at wasn't too likely. "I'm going to miss m y teammates like crazy, ev en all the freshman, all t he coaches and everybody ," Grubb said. "We've be en through a lot together." "I'll come back whene ver I can next year. I'll be out there screaming." Dale Grubb said his so n is getting plenty of pho ne calls and visits at the hig h school from various colle ge coaches, but it's a bit ear ly to make any final decision s. "Colleges start recruitin g after Thanksgiving an d they're just starting now ," Dale Grubb said. "Matt w ill have a better idea whe re he's going by mid-Januar y. We want to find a colle ge that fits his faith. "Cornell is interested in him. We visited the camp us last spring as guests. W e enjoyed it. Upper New Yo rk is a gorgeous area." Matt Grubb said he's n ot sure about where he wan ts to attend college. "Cornell, going that fa r, that would be really toug h to decide," he said. "It's an option. I'd consider it. I t's exciting. I never looked at any of these games th is year like they were the la st. I enjoyed each game whi le it lasted. I didn't get sa d, we just had a good time. "I'm think I'm not ter ribly sad about graduatin g because we had such a goo d time while we were he re and we have such gre at memories. I'm excit ed about the future now." Wherever his son en ds up, Dale Grubb knows h is son will make good choi ces, even if he opts to atten d a college far from home. "Matthew is the happie st at the very back of t he line," Dale Grubb sai d. "Because that will mean he let everyone else go ahe ad of him." Continued from page 1B H ipps and Charlie Brown a long with Sebring's Trini S utton and Lake Placid's N evada Weaver would be a f ormidable quartet. And where you want s peed and tenacity, the d efensive backfield, H ighlands County has plenty t o spare. With Blue Streaks C larence Counts and D evonte Pough, Red Devil T ekovan Miller and Green D ragon Nick Peragine, few r eceivers would get their h ands on the ball, or advance v ery far if they were fortun ate enough to hang onto a p ass. Ahigh-octane offense and a speed-to-burn, bone-ratt ling defense a Highlands C ounty team that could chall enge any All-Star squad. Continued from page 1B News-Sun file photos by DAN HOEHNE and ED BALDRIDGE With fast, versatile and strong defenders like Lake Placid's Andre Wilson, #22, and Avon Park's Charlie Brown, #53, the Highlands County All-Stars would give teams fits. Talent abounds on 2010 All-County team Grubb had great year for Streaks Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Associated PressDAVIE Working against Tony S parano's job security are a turnoverp rone quarterback and plodding offense, d isgruntled fans, Bill Cowher and even L eBron James. Sparano has a few things in his favor, t oo. But the Miami Dolphins'latest loss m akes it increasingly likely they'll soon f ire the only coach to lead them to the p layoffs since 2001. The decision will be made by owner S tephen Ross, who inherited Sparano w hen he completed his purchase of the f ranchise two years ago. Sparano said M onday he has talked by phone with Ross a bout the disappointing 2010 season, and l ooks forward to further discussions r egarding his future and the direction of t he team. "I'm pretty confident that I can get it t urned around," Sparano said. "I feel like I k now these pieces pretty well." There's no doubt some pieces need to b e replaced. The Dolphins blew a late 10p oint lead Sunday in a loss to last-place D etroit that left them 1-7 at home, matchi ng the worst home record in franchise h istory. Miami (7-8) was eliminated from the p layoff race more than a week ago and w ill sit out the postseason for the eighth t ime in nine years. Sparano led the D olphins to that lone playoff berth in 2 008, his first season as an NFLhead c oach, but he's 14-17 since then. Sparano said he was in his office at 2:30 M onday morning to begin preparations for t he meaningless season finale Sunday at N ew England. But he concedes any turna round must wait until 2011. "Obviously we're out of at-bats right now," Sparano said. Ross could cite plenty of reasons for changing coaches. Many fans find Sparano's team not only mediocre but dull, with a conservative offense that tends to settle for field goals because the play-calling is designed to limit mistakes by erratic QB Chad Henne. The Dolphins are last in the AFC in scoring and especially inept at home, which helps explain the numerous empty seats at recent games. While the Dolphins have long been South Florida's flagship franchise, they've been overshadowed this season by James and the Miami Heat. Sparano lost a layer of job security when Bill Parcells gave up control of football operations in September. Sparano and general manager Jeff Ireland were Parcells proteges, and he hired them after taking over the Dolphins three years ago. The potential availability of such attractive coaching candidates as Cowher and Jon Gruden also works against Sparano, whose contract runs through the 2011 season. On the other hand, this is the same coach who took over after the Dolphins went 1-15 in 2007 and led them to the AFC East title the following season. This year Miami is 6-1 on the road, a level of success that puts coaches in the Hall of Fame rather than on the hot seat. And while the play-calling has drawn flak, Sparano deserves credit for this year's improvement by the defense under new coordinator Mike Nolan. Players remain firmly in Sparano's corner, and there's no evidence of the locker room disunity that plagued his predecessor, Cam Cameron. "We're a tight-knit team. Nothing can tear us apart," linebacker Channing Crowder said. MCTphoto Coach Tony Sparano and the Dolphins have struggled this season, the lowlight coming in Sunday's loss to the Lions at home. Dophins' Sparano on hot seat with one game left capable of pounding struggling defenses into submission late in games. Rookie LeGarrette Blount overcame a slow start to rush for 164 yards most by a Bucs runner in 10 years and Freeman threw his last TD pass after the Seahawks drew within a couple of scores of possibly tying it in the fourth quarter. Freeman finished 21 of 26 for 237 yards and no interceptions. "I just can't say enough good about him. He continues to get better at the little things that a lot of people don't necessarily recognize watching the game," offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. "He's gotten better every week and we still see him getting better and being the guy that will put the dagger in some peoples hearts as he goes forward." The Saints, who had a shot at clinching a playoff berth when they faced the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night, won an earlier meeting against the Bucs 31-6 in Tampa. Tampa Bay has improved offensively since then, with Blount being one of the biggest reasons. The 250-pound running back, claimed off waivers just before the season opener, was inactive for the first game against New Orleans and didn't make his first pro start until Week 11. He enters Sunday's finale needing 59 yards rushing to reach 1,000 for the season. "I think our guys are really excited that they get a chance to play them again," Olson said. "We were very disappointed after that first game." In a sense, it may be fitting that the Bucs need to beat the defending champs to remain in contention for a wild-card berth. Tampa Bay is 9-1 against team with losing records, compared to 0-5 against opponents with winning marks. "It feels awesome just to know that this is an all-or-nothing game," Blount said. "I told a lot of the Saints after we played them the first time: We owe you one,"'left tackle Donald Penn added. "We're going to see you again."' Continued from page 1B Bucs' need win and help to stay alive

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 29, 2010Page 5B T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local clubs a nd organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the respons ibility of the group to update t he News-Sunon any changes i n this listing by calling 3856 155, 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. T ODAY 50 Plus Singles Connection i s an activities club for all pers ons over 50. Members gather f or dinner at various local r estaurants and have other a ctivities. The group meets at B eef O'Bradys on the last W ednesday of each month at 6 p .m. Call 452-1669. Adult Children of A lcoholics and Dysfunctional F amilies. New Life Group m eets Wednesdays at 11:30 a .m. at Grace Bible Church, 4 453 Thunderbird Road, S ebring. Call 446-0461. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live music i s from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. AvonPark Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club b uilding, corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street, Avon P ark. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. All c lasses and support groups are a t 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., S ebring.Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. Call 381-9005 or 3 81-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children w ith special needs, which r esumes in September. Highlands County N arcotics Anonymous meets a t 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1 513 S. Highlands Ave., Avon P ark. Call the 24-hour hotline 18 00-850-7347 or (941) 6160 460. Highlands Senior Center is o pen every Wednesday from 9 a .m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubh ouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway ( the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:3010:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Call 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Heron's Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Call 4713557. Sebring Kiwanis Club meets noon, Homer's Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:307:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 314-9485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Auxiliary meets at 2 p.m. first Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 and Auxiliary travel to Royal Care Nursing Home in Avon Park the last Wednesday. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. Call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 659-4541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets from 1-2 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 6553274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last year's dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Genealogical Society meets first Thursday in the Sebring Library at 1 p.m., October through May. Volunteers help people research family history from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 471-2734, 465-6763 or 452-5939. The Web site iswww.heartlineweb.org/hcgs/. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT) a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 7735714. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, call Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382-3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 6990743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-2:30 and plays bingo at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Call 471-1448. AvonPark Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Better Breathers Club Support Group This American Lung Association affiliated group meets the last Friday of each month, at 12:00 pm in Conference Room 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun n Lake Blvd. Contact Mike Napper, RRTat (863)402-3450 for more information. Buttonwood Bay Squares meets first and third Friday in recreation hall, Sebring. Early rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m., alternate mainstream/plus /rounds are from 7:30-9:30 p.m Everyone is welcome to attend CallLarry Gow at 382-6995. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m. EZ Intermediate classes are a t 10 a.m., and Intermediate clas ses are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflection on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for furthe r information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a.m. Friday. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night awa y to the music of the area's Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $ 5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Call 471-0559. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fr y from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 pe r person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Ca ll 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. MOM's Club meets at 10:30 a.m. first Friday at the First United Methodist Church on Pine Street in Sebring. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 1292 1 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 don ation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 dona tion. For reservations, call 385 8647 or 471-3557. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. COMMUNITYCALENDAR ONTAPEDAHLADZETHINLY BOUTONAVIASIAMAENEID STRIPEMANYMOONSAGOCROWNS AFTERDARKDEIONDARKHORSE HOWYOMTURNREDASIDAW ONADIMEAPOSGTMUGCDIMAGE VERAONERSVICESLYES GAPPEABRAINSCEYBRIGHTENCELESTIALBODIESALBRIGHTINUTEROTOORDERONASSIS DARESAYMEAWAIKIKI ERSTATTHEEARTHSCOREICED AMERELIRAPLOYJESSE AMATEURASTRONOMER TAJBRYANMOEGSUITSAG ALOMARKENNEDYSWANNS LITERATITIAMOMAHARANI LASAGNESTOTEMXRAYSPEX TOTALLUNARECLIPSE AGASREOAVGNAME CASTINGGOESUNDERASHADOW OPHELIAINBUILTTEELINE PEEWEESCOWPOKEONESTAR CROSSWORDSOLUTION

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 29, 2010Page 7B SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm Call us today: 863.385.3497 You may HearŽ Better Tomorrow SAY WHAT?Ž AFFORDABLE ADVERTISING 385-6155 UNIQUE WINDOW TREATMENTS 863-402-04014204 Sebring Parkwaynext to Ruby Tuesdays, Sebring€ Verticals € Horizontal Blinds € Pleated Shades € Roman Shades € Valances € Draperies € Cornices € Bed Spreads Blinds, Shades & Shutters Custom Built For You 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497 Mon. Fri. 9am 4pm Closed Wednesdays lampekieferhearing.comAt the stroke of midnight and through all the days to follow, we hope happiness and good fortune light your way. Thanks for brightening our year with your visits. We feel fortunate to have the support of customers and friends like you, and we look forward to seeing you again in the coming year! Reddick-StivenderKen and Heidi Stivender of Sebring are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kortney Marie Stivender, to Lee Cleveland Reddick of Wauchula, son of Emory and Carolyn Reddick. Kortney will graduate from Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2011. Lee is employed with Florida Power and Light in Bradenton. Awedding is being planned for Nov. 12, 2011. Kortney Stivender and Lee Reddick Jose BanegasMaria Escobar and Jose Banegas of Avon Park announce the birth of a son, Jose Emmanuel, on Dec. 20, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Jose weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Socorro Mozo and Victor Escobar. Paternal grandparents are Emperatriz Romero and Jesus Banegas. Eian DuffyEmelie Dongue and Ryan Duffy of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Eian Eugenio, on Dec. 24, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Eian weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Eugenio and Corazon Dongue. Paternal grandparents are Douglas and Maureen Folts.Andie ElderLaura and John Elder of Sebring announce the bir th of a daughter, Andie Lyn n, at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 1 7, 2010 at Florida Hospit al Heartland Medical Cente r, Sebring. Andie weighed 8 poun ds and measured 20.75 inch es in length. Maternal grandparen ts are Tom and Annet te Braswell of Sebring Paternal grandmother is Ruth Elder of Titusville.Joshua WilliamsAmy and Jody William s of Sebring announce t he birth of a son, Joshua Ra y, at 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 2 0, 2010 at Highlands Region al Medical Center, Sebring. Joshua weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and mea sured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparen ts are Douglas and Caroly n Brown. Paternal grandparents a re Hubert and Dale Williams CELEBRATIONS Engagement Births CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births,engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. The following people filed for marriage licenses during the month of October, 2010: Cristobal Alejo Alba Jr., 28, of Sebring and Yarenis Alonso, 25, of Sebring, Oct. 1, 2010. Kevin Michael Chapin, 54, of Lake Placid and Donna Grace Buettell, 59, of Lake Placid, Oct. 1, 2010. Jesus Garcia, 27, of Lake Placid and Alma N. Vizcarra Paniagua, 21, of Lake Placid, Oct. 1, 2010. Vance Allen O'Neill, 29, of Lake Placid and Monica Rose Socarras, 26, of Lake Placid, Oct. 1, 2010. Robert Lloyd Prescott, 25, of Lorida and Trina Lee Cooper, 21, of Lorida, Oct. 1, 2010. Glenn Everett Youngblood, 52, of Avon Park and Peggy Jo Weeks, 49, of Avon Park, Oct. 1, 2010. Calwin Robert Rose, 70, of Sebring and Shelly Marie Carlisle, 56, of Sebring, Oct. 4, 2010. Naan Joseph Evans, 25, of Sebring and Nicole Lee Krucker, 26, of Sebring, Oct. 5, 2010. Carlos Rafael Toro Martinez, 54, of Sebring and Jocelyn Lucca Gonzalez, 41, of Sebring, Oct. 5, 2010. Gregory Otto Wickiser, 53, of Groveport, Ohio and Sandra Ann Toney, 57, of Groveport, Ohio, Oct. 5, 2010. Bradley Kenneth Cunningham, 25, of Sebring and Katie Ann Lare, 23, of Sebring, Oct. 6, 2010. Sean-Michael Kirkwood Faber, 37, of Sebring and Kimberly Ann Hoskens, 26, of Sebring, Oct. 6, 2010. William Jimenez, 49, of Lake Placid and Melissa Ann Castellanos, 26, of Lake Placid, Oct. 6, 2010. Richard Anthony Revels, 34, of Avon Park and Megan Elizabeth Parker, 24, of Avon Park, Oct. 6, 2010. Christopher Tramane Buford, 20, of Avon Park and Keyinza Davonne Browne, 20, of Avon Park, Oct. 7, 2010. Donald Christopher Lusby, 31, of Lake Placid and Melissa Jean White, 37, of Lake Placid, Oct. 7, 2010. Raymond Rivera, 25, of Sebring and Tatiana Cristina Maysonet, 25, of Sebring, Oct. 7, 2010. Stephen James Falls, 28, of Lake Placid and Lauren Nicole Montz, 21, of Lake Placid, Oct. 8, 2010. Donald E. Jones, 28, of Sebring and Bruceli Beatriz Ramos, 26, of Hialeah, Oct. 8, 2010. Joseph Cash McClelland, 25, of Sebring and Stephanie Nichole Skipper, 25, of Lake Placid, Oct. 8, 2010. Francisco Luis Migenis, 34, of Sebring and Jessica Marcano, 33, of Sebring, Oct. 8, 2010. Patrick John Mondejar, 29, of Lake Placid and Rebecca Lynne Clark, 28, of Lake Placid, Oct. 8, 2010. Gustavus Fernan Owens, 36, of Sebring and Nikki M. Bellamy, 26, of Sebring, Oct. 8, 2010. Raymond Paul Kiser, 58, of Sebring and Dorota Maria Sztobryn, 54, of Sebring, Oct. 11, 2010. Jerod Alan Lang, 29, of Avon Park and Wendy Sue Strand, 29, of Avon Park, Oct. 11, 2010. Allen Bradley Sconyers, 34, of Lake Placid and Bobbi Jo Rodriguez, 28, of Lake Placid, Oct. 11, 2010. Carlos Ivan Vega, 30, of Sebring and Laura Irene Eidenberger, 30, of Sebring, Oct. 11, 2010. Marriage Licenses Continued on page 8B

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Gerald Bernard Fangman, 58, of Sebring and Bonnie Jean Kastner, 56, of Sebring, Oct. 12, 2010. Anthony Wayne McCranie, 49, of Lake Placid and Angela Marie Woods, 41, of Lake Placid, Oct. 12, 2010. Gregory Alexander Snell, 28, of Sebring and Shayna Yvette Funches, 30, of Sebring, Oct. 13, 2010. Roland Andrew Dilley, 24, of Avon Park and Melissa Ann Jolly, 23, of Avon Park, Oct. 18, 2010. Michael Ryan Dorman, 26, of Sebring and Rebekah Blair Moody, 21, of Sebring, Oct. 18, 2010. Thomas Arthur Deemer, 80, of Lake Placid and Elouise Davis, 84, of Lake Placid, Oct. 19, 2010. Joee Richard Frattali, 22, of Watertown, N.Y. and Dorielis Perez, 20, of Sebring, Oct. 19, 2010. James Terry Eiland, 42, of Avon Park and Gloria Jean Coleman, 44, of Avon Park, Oct. 20, 2010. Stanley Maurice McKinney, 97, of Sebring and Marie Eleanor Brunner, 90, of Sebring, Oct. 20, 2010. Joel Brooks Rawlston, 29, of Sale Creek, Tenn. and Stephanie La Cricia Rievley, 28, of Sale Creek, Tenn., Oct. 20, 2010. Trevor Andrew Cauffield, 36, of Sebring and Marjorie Victoria Macias, 31, of Sebring, Oct. 21, 2010. Brian Robert Norris, 22, of Sebring and Morgan Holland Taylor, 22, of Sebring, Oct. 21, 2010. Ronald Ernest Smith, 69, of Sebring and Janet Vera Beckwith, 74, of Lake Placid, Oct. 21, 2010. Giandy Acosta, 25, of Sebring and Ginan Liz Salazar, 26, of Sebring, Oct. 22, 2010. DJ Lathaneil Smiling, 24, of Lake Placid and Lisa Beth Przychocki, 20, of Lake Placid, Oct. 22, 2010. Charles Ishmael, 46, of Frostproof and Lynette Beatrice Myers, 47, of Frostproof, Oct. 25, 2010. Ramon Rivera-Ortiz, 62, of Avon Park and Nelida Valdez, 56, of Avon Park, Oct. 25, 2010. Christopher David Clark, 24, of Avon Park and Angela Dawn Faulkner, 26, of Avon Park, Oct. 26, 2010. Ashley Cole Greene, 24, of Venus and Ashley Elizabeth Thompson, 23, of Venus, Oct. 26, 2010. Clyde Earl Priest Sr., 80, of Sebring and Pamela Deane Ray, 53, of Sebring, Oct. 26, 2010. Lazaro Jorge Martinez, 29, of Sebring and Heidi Villar Orta, 20, of Sebring, Oct. 27, 2010. The following people filed for marriage licenses during the month of November, 2010: James Robert Buckler, 42, of Lake Placid and Anastasia Lynn Blades, 20, of Lake Placid, Nov. 1, 2010. Robert Marshall Norman, 67, of Avon Park and Carolyn Marie Jones, 61, of Orange Park, Nov. 1, 2010. Justin Anthony Rockhill, 25, of Sebring and Krista Ann Schlehuber, 30, of Sebring, Nov. 1, 2010. Jared Shane-Christopher Collins, 29, of Avon Park and Amber Lynn Wiggins, 18, of Avon Park, Nov. 2, 2010. Jason Kyle Lare, 25, of Frostproof and Celia Marie Falk, 25, of Frostproof, Nov. 2, 2010. Randy Earl Miller Jr., 31, of Avon Park and Lora Jean Dyer, 30, of Avon Park, Nov. 2, 2010. Cesar Palacio, 43, of Lake Wales and Constantina Aguirre Olivares, 36, of Lake Wales, Nov. 3, 2010. George Irwin Rosenberg Jr., 27, of Wauchula and Jessica Lynn Drake, 24, of Wauchula, Nov. 3, 2010. Abel Turi, 49, of Sebring and Alberta Lynn Frank, 48, of Sebring, Nov. 4, 2010. Daniel Francis Gaskins, 32, of Sebring and Maricelis Negron, 30, of Avon Park, Nov. 5, 2010. Jonathan Rafael Maysonet, 24, of Sebring and Helen Mary Elizabeth Hansen, 22, of Sebring, Nov. 8, 2010. John Joseph Sulitka, 46, of Sebring and Judith Elizabeth Tibedo, 42, of Sebring, Nov. 8, 2010. Lawrence Eugene Battles, 83, of Sebring and Hildreth Marie Sunthimer, 86, of Sebring, Nov. 10, 2010. Brandon Blake Wyngaard, 23, of Sebring and Michelle Lea Rogers, 25, of Sebring, Nov. 10, 2010. Kevin Darnell Jefferson, 35, of Sebring and Lynda Maria Castillo Lara, 24, of Sebring, Nov. 12, 2010. Ogean Osborne, 70, of Lake Placid and Clara Mae Woodard, 57, of Lake Placid, Nov. 12, 2010. Ernest Pack III, 26, of Sebring and Natalie Ann Peters, 27, of Sebring, Nov. 12, 2010. Wilbur Burton Rice Jr., 73, of Zolfo Springs and Marcia Ann Bailey, 69, of Sebring, Nov. 12, 2010. Robert Eugene Rogers, 45, of Lake Placid and Sherry Herstein, 50, of Lake Placid, Nov. 12, 2010. James LeGrande Ashley, 30, of Sebring and Erica Lynn Martin, 31, of Sebring, Nov. 15, 2010. Cele Pete Carmona, 21, of Sebring and Paige Danielle Timmons, 19, of Sebring, Nov. 15, 2010. Samuel Galloza, 30, of Sebring and Marlene Rullan Arcelay, 24, of Sebring, Nov. 15, 2010. Todd Edward Nelson, 39, of Sebring and Andrea Lynn Sweitzer, 26, of Sebring, Nov. 15, 2010. Noel Justin Oliveras, 21, of Avon Park and Jelyssa Villega, 20, of Avon Park, Nov. 15, 2010. Jose Luis Pena, 20, of Avon Park and Sarah Damita Alfaro, 18, of Avon Park, Nov. 15, 2010. Juan Ismael Barroso, 52, of Miami and Arlette Coromoto Melendez, 46, of Orlando, Nov. 16, 2010. Terry Dean Freese, 64, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Verna Funk, 64, of Winkler, Canada, Nov. 16, 2010. Tianzhu Wu, 39, of Lake Placid and Baoying Su, 37, ofLake Placid, Nov. 16, 2010. Evan Christopher Cappello, 25, of Sebring and Senya LaRae Lindell, 24, of Sebring, Nov. 17, 2010. Kevin Anthony Farmer, 49, of Sebring and Candy Lynn Sinness, 29, of Sebring, Nov. 17, 2010. Leendert Vos Kooi, 78, of Sebring and Joan Carol Ognibene, 79, of Sebring, Nov. 17, 2010. Matthew Broni Hicks, 32, of Lake Placid and Jessica Anne Kalmey, 29, of Lake Placid, Nov. 18, 2010. Rex Glenn Lamoreaux, 88, of Sebring and Doris Irene Halsted, 90, of Muir, Mich., Nov. 18, 2010. Jeffrey Dwayne Lemay, 24, of Sebring and Wendy Marie Rogers, 22, of Sebring, Nov. 19, 2010. Johnny Neston, 29, of Avon Park and Deldia Hermannie Mathurin, 27, of Avon Park, Nov. 19, 2010. Adam Douglas Hotchkiss, 22, of Lakeland and Tassia Lanere Patrick, 22, of Lakeland, Nov. 22, 2010. Micah Nels Ketola, 20, of Rindge, N.H. and Barbara Ann Honkala, 19, of Lake Placid, Nov. 22, 2010. Jorge Alberto Mulinari, 67, of Avon Park and Edelweiss Eliana Butendieck, 59, of Avon Park, Nov. 22, 2010. Frederick Dwain Vassel, 38, of Avon Park and Deshawndra Clayshica Mathis, 38, of Sebring, Nov. 22, 2010. Evan Wayne Wiggins, 21, of Avon Park and Ashley Marie Newsom, 19, of Avon Park, Nov. 22, 2010. Erick Lamar Bath, 46, of Fort Lauderdale and Eleanor Yolanda Gibbs, 45, of Sebring, Nov. 23, 2010. Robert Anthony Callahan, 65, of Sebring and Jaime Ann Good, 34, of Sebring, Nov. 23, 2010. Ronald Lee Garman, 37, of Sebring and Tiffaney Noel Richardson, 30, of Avon Park, Nov. 23, 2010. Charles Leslie Houchin Jr., 26, of Sebring and Jennifer Leigh Frye, 23, of Sebring, Nov. 23, 2010. Kenneth Gerald Byrd, 47, of Frostproof and Patricia Ann Morrison, 29, of Frostproof, Nov. 24, 2010. Charles Winston Goodwin Jr., 43, of Lake Placid and Lisa Ann Paeplow, 46, of Lake Placid, Nov. 24, 2010. James Frederick Gugle, 32, of Avon Park and Wendy Michelle Weddington, 33, of Lake Wales, Nov. 24, 2010. Trevor Alexander Smith, 26, of Tampa and Amanda Nicole Ward, 19, of Sebring, Nov. 24, 2010. Joe Allen Brown, 55, of Wauchula and Stephanie Marie Johnson, 35, of Wauchula, Nov. 30, 2010. Lazza Jose Lopez Robertson, 20, of Nicholasville, Ky. and Dolores Fierro Adams, 20, of Nicholasville, Ky., Nov. 30, 2010. LAKE PLACID You h ave to get to the clubhouse e arly on Monday mornings if y ou intend to find a parking s pot. Once our winter resid ents arrive, the golf carts a nd vehicles need at least two s treets to park close enough t o the clubhouse to attend the M onday coed coffee. They b egin filtering back to T ropical Harbor from early N ovember through April. Our hosts who made the c offee were Carolyn Reece a nd Kathy Dibble. Our emcee w as Duane Dean. Duane i ntroduced our guest, Craig S haw, who is with Florida W eatherproofing and C onstruction, Inc.; a local c ompany who works on r oofs, window replacements a nd weather proofing. His c ompany furnished doughn uts to our residents and he t old the residents that they h ave done many jobs in our p ark over the years and w ould be happy to check the h omes for free to see if any n eed this type of construction w ork. Park manager George S usco told the residents that t he pools would be closed u ntil the temperature began t o get warm once again. He a sked the residents to look a fter their neighbors, espec ially if they are all alone. T hese are hard times for a lot o f our residents and it is nice t o know that there is kindness i n this park by the way peop le treat one another. Duane introduced more r esidents who have just r eturned Mike and Jayne K nouff from Ohio, Nancy a nd Wilfred Goudreau from M ichigan and a guest George K inney from St. Cloud. Carol Noel told everyone t hat Bill Raub has passed a way while in the hospital. J ohn Jacobson is in the hosp ital and Peggy Sue Teague i s in the hospital. Duane read the names of r esidents celebrating their b irthdays the week of Dec. 1 9-25. We had Michael K nouff and Joyce Wojtilla to s ing Happy Birthday to. C elebrating their wedding a nniversary we had Jerry and B onnie Allen and Allen and D onna Frye. Duane thanked L aura Bailey for providing the music. Rick Knoche told the group he will resume taking the pictures for the directory on Tuesday and Thursday right after Christmas. Jim Hogan told the group that the next pancake breakfast will be Saturday morning from 810 a.m. On Jan. 8, the men will be going to Beef O'Brady's in Lake Placid. On Dec. 21 the Ladies Day Out was at the Sebring Tea Room and Golf Resort. The Christmas dinner was held on Christmas Day. Many went caroling throughout the park and returned to the clubhouse for hot chocolate and cookies. Burt Pritchett reminded all the residents that we have Dart games every Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m. The Military Committee mailed out 29 boxes to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, I thought they mailed 20 so this is a correction. They also mailed gift checks to our military in the states and abroad. Our home owners meeting will be Monday, Jan. 4. We will have our Ice Cream Social from 6-6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting, which begins promptly at 7 p.m. John Reece was asked to chair the nominating committee. The following candidates agreed to serve if they are elected: Paula Bannister, Jim Becker, Phil Bennett and Louis Wackershauser. Tuesday morning The Ladies Coffee Our emcee was Eunice Brown and she also made the coffee. It was a very short meeting. We only had 20 ladies present. Everyone was getting ready to attend the annual Christmas party where we had 68 ladies present. Peggy Sue Teague, along with her helpers Donna Ferchen and Donna''s sister, Grace Sweet, coordinated the party. Each person that attended received a Christmas bell with a ribbon to hang on their tree. The Mustangs had 24 men attend their Christmas luncheon at Beef O'Brady's in Lake Placid.Woodhaven Estates bridge scoresSEBRING Woodhaven Bridge Scores were as follows: Party bridge this week, the winners were: first place, Jeanne Sisson; second place, Roz Krahn; and third place, Grace Swan. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, December 29, 2010Page 9B Nov. 1, 2010Wauchula State Bank to Henry Guzman, Unit 154 Kenwood Town Homes, $19,000. Donald A. Costantino to Genevieve Kirk, L99 Twin Lake Est., $112,500. Juan C. Rubio to Antony M. Peck, L49 Blk 8 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 3/Others, $75,000. Salvatore Spina to Mary Ingrasci Lepera, L27-30 Blk 24 Sebring Lakes Unit 2, $5,400. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Frank L. Rose, L4 Blk GG Spring Lake Village VI, $104,900. Josephine C. Williams to Mark T. Bonawitz, Unit 309 Terraces at Lake Placid, $50,000. Josephine C. Williams to Mark T. Bonawitz, Unit 310 Terraces at Lake Placid, $50,000. Thomas W. Terry to Yulier Ortega, L17/18 Blk 108 Leisure Lakes Sec. 6, $115,000. James E. Locke to William G. Heberer, L3 Blk 4 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 1, $100,000. John N. Civettini to Joel R. Glover, L24 The Grove on Lake Francis/Easement, $100,000. Richard L. Miller to Gay Patricia Snyder, L26B Thunderbird Hill Village I, $60,000. DFC Loan Funding Co. to Jose A. Rodriguez, L33 Blk 202 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11, $12,900.Nov. 2Wauchula State Bank to Swaine & Leidel, PT L9 Blk 63 Town of Sebring, $15,000. Leonard J. Domenico to Catherine Gloria Tripp, L82 Fairmount Mobile Est., $36,500. Melissa Mazanec-Becker to William D. Hall, L384 Golf Hammock Unit IV, $209,000.Nov. 3Latin American Investors Corp. to Nelson F. Meythaler, L62 Blk 81 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 8, $10,000. Latin American Investors Corp. to Nelson F. Meythaler, L21 Blk 100 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 8, $10,000. Latin American Investors Corp. to Nelson F. Meythaler, L19 Blk 156 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10, $10,000. Latin American Investors Corp. to Nelson F. Meythaler, L21 Blk 156 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10, $10,000. Kirk D. Nunez to Brando Ayllon, L3 Blk 143 Lakewood Terraces, $28,000. William C. Lightsey to Ricky L. Shuee, PT TR 4 Hillside Lake Est., $7,000. Su Casa Corp. of Miami to Nelson F. Meythaler, L1 Blk 359 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $19,000. Su Casa Corp. of Miami to Nelson F. Meythaler, L11 Blk 339 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $22,800. Ralph D. Levingston to Tracy Carpenter, L3 Blk 2 Lake Josephine 3rd Add, $7,900. Wells Fargo Bank to Ruthe Davis, L5 Blk 1 Altamont Place Add 2, $30,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Ronald H. Quade, L143 Golf Hammock Unit III, $120,000. June E. Miller to Elmer J. Reardon, L20 Blk 52 Placid Lakes Sec. 6, $50,000. Chadbourne V. Hickey to Shane D. Fugate, L33 Blk 65 Placid Lakes Sec. 8, $100,000. Highlands Independent Bank to William T. Cross, L41A Prairie Oaks Phase I, $77,500. Faye Kerney to Derick Hawthorne, L5/6 Blk 49 Avon Park Lakes Red Hill Farms Add Unit K, $7,000. Duckwood Holding Inc. to Rafael Sena, L9/10 Blk 66 Red Hill Farms Resub, $3,000. Duckwood Holding to Mamta Kumari, L24 Blk 12 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7, $6,000.Nov. 4Latin American Investors Corp. to Nelson F. Meythaler, L39 Blk 359 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $23,800. Latin American Investors Corp. to Nelson F. Meythaler, L11 Blk 170 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10, $10,200. Latin American Investors Corp. to Nelson F. Meythaler, L42 Blk 160 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10, $10,200. Jacqueline J. Sheehan to Christine R. Fearing, Week 10 PCL 3 Harder Hall Resort Club Lakeside I Condo, $1,500. Carla Renee Bennett to Perez Baltazar, L5/6 Blk 2 Avon Park Est. Unit III, $18,000.Nov. 5Carlos J. Alem to Adolfo Gonzalez, L1 Lake Viola Sub Revised, $100,000. Letsgo Land to Shyian Smith, L23/24 Blk 171 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 17, $2,600. Myra Hill Norman to Silvio S. Melo, L15 Blk 10 Sebring Lakes Unit 1B, $5,000. IMB REO to Harold A. Thomas, PT L13 Blk 1 Lake Josephine Heights, $35,000. Neil K. Morgan to United States of America, L6/7 Blk 49 Flamingo Villas Sub/Others, $24,000. Charles J. Hallerbach to Clifford H. Smith Jr., L90 Sebring Falls, $65,000. Forrest H. Hilton to William Gregory Hartt, Unit 4D Casa Del Lago Condo Phase 4, $130,000. Phyllis V. Braswell to Stephen E. Vosburgh, L57 Edgewater Village, $56,700. Robert K. Heffner to Phillip E. Jones, PT Sec. 12-3428/Others, $538,500. Myra L. Andersonto C.B. Taylor, L11 Alethea Park, $36,000. C.B. Taylor to Steve Bruce, L11 Alethea Park, $44,900.Nov. 8Lotsource Inc. to Aaron Seepersad, L17 Blk 137 Placid Lakes Sec. 11, $9,500. Mauricio Lorenzo to El Rincon Latino 1 Inc., L28/29 Harris's Sun 'N Lakes Mobile Est./Other, $845,200. Fannie Mae to Rene Ruiz, L7 Blk B Lotela Terrace Add, $49,000. Bernard F. Grabill to Ernest R. LaFrance, L398 Fairmount Mobile Est., $49,500. Barbara Jean Kelly to Isaac De La Rosa, L12 Blk GG Spring Lake Village VI, $60,000. Jack V. Carper to Stephen W. Archer, L7 Blk 2 Lake Josephine Sub, $233,000. Frederick A. Jelonek to David C. Long, L17 Blk B The Grove, $77,000.Nov. 9Glenn Lahti to Buyblocker.com Inc., L6 GranLore Ranchettes 1st Add, $80,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Terrance L. Howells, L169 Blk 3 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4A, $110,100. Wells Fargo Bank to Peter Pike, L700 Sebring Ridge Sec. C, $47,000. Barbara A. Kercheval to Norde D. Wilson, L4 Blk 300 Lake Sebring, $4,500. Linda Romano to Willie Ward Jr., L3/14 Blk 68 Placid Lakes Sec. 6, $137,000. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Kelvin Collinsworth, Tract 16 Blk 20 River Ridge Ranches Unrec, $62,000. Aileen E. Andrews to Tyrone Gibson, L5 Blk 265 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $125,000. Shirley E. Koeppel to Edward C. Hardy, L45 Blk F Spring Lake Sec. 1, $69,000. Bill D. Hart to Marie-Claire F. Hoy, L17/18 Blk 6 Lake View Heights, $226,500. Isadore Roberson to Weston Brooks, PT L1 Blk H Town of Sebring 7th Add, $15,000. Fannie Mae to Chet S. Ferguson, L5040/5041 Avon Park Lakes Unit 16, $84,000.Nov. 10Paul G. Britt to Matthew W. Shreeves, L4 Blk G Spring Lake Village VI, $60,000. DFC Funding Co. to Roystan A. Lewis, L22/33 Blk 621 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10, $25,300. Aurora Loan Services to John Angelo Nicholas, L1/2 Blk 4 Lago Vista/Other, $77,000. Constance Liddy to Darold N. Peters Jr., L2/3 Blk 17 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. B, $75,000. David P. Umstadter to Elizabeth L. Waddell, L20 Blk A The Grove Unrec/Easement, $105,000. Peter Levey to Random Acts Ministries Inc., L12 Blk 63 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 9, $5,000. Andrew W. Baucom to Virgil T. Harris, L8 Blk 19 Leisure Lakes Sec. 1, $55,000. Nancy T. Johnson to Richard B. Lavigueur, L12 Blk 16 Pinecrest Lakes 1st Resub, $137,000. Michael Sayre to 2332 Croydon Drive Property Trust, L9 PT L8/10 Blk 266 Lake Sebring Sub/Others/ Corrective, $49,000. Jeannie M. Drew to Michael D. Ackerman, L10483/10484 Avon Park Lakes Unit 32, $66,500. Jenice R. Hillman to Casey K. Southard, L4912/4913 Avon Park Lakes Unit 16, $54,000. Edna Halsey to Ruth D. Lair, PT L6 Blk C Crosby's Sub, $46,500. Donald Gonzalez to Gerald Dale Vanhyning, L9 PT L8/10 Blk 266 Lake Sebring Sub/Others, $67,000.Nov. 12Fannie Mae to Carol Benton, L1001 Sebring Hills, $46,700. Edward C. McCarver to Randall Harrison, PT L4 Blk 2 Town of Avon Park, $30,000. Sandra R. Sanborn to Household Finance Corporation III, L37 Thunderbird Hill South Unit II, $50,400. Heartland National Bank to Victor R. Leslie, L15 Blk EE Spring Lake-Village V, $48,000. Fannie Mae to Gina J. Cormier, L38 Blk 183 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11, $77,500.Nov. 15Robin A. Reed to Martha P. Grigsby, L31 Country Club of Sebring Phase 3 Sec. 2 Sterling Oaks, $240,000. Eldon F. White to Lee A. Riggenbach, L6 Blk 12 Lake Haven Est. Sec. 1, $135,000. Ada Mae M. Draper to James L. Horton, L21 Blk 269 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $61,800. Georgette Sebold to Darryl A. Petree, L5 Blk 1 Mary Jane Manor, $32,500. SA Challenger Inc. to Guru Krupa Investment, PT L1/4 Blk 13 Town of Avon Park, $1,037,500.Nov. 16Robert O. Love to Robert O. Love, L253 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. D, $29,000. Highlands Professional Properties Inc. to Palmetto Sebring II, L2 Highlands Professional Properties Sub, $400,000. John T. Parry to Nottsomuch, L2 Blk 147 Kenilworth Heights, $18,000. Ronald P. Stockman to Leslie E. Mitchell, L9 Leisure Lakes Golf Course Add, $150,000. Heartland National Bank to Larry B. Eberhart, L1/2 Blk 470 Leisure Lakes Sec. 18, $6,000. HSBC Bank USA to Roger D. Gurganus, L9395/9396 Avon Park Lakes Unit 29, $59,900. Daniel T. Selph to Ruben Carrodegua, L1 Blk 1015 Tia Juana Villa Sub, $49,500. Pan I. Frost to Fabiola Ramirez, L15 Fiesta Villa, $49,900. Pan I. Frost to Sixto A. Rivera Torres, L18 East Grove Community, $39,500.Nov. 17Loraine Kaye Vaughn to Marvin Knutilla, L39 Brunners Mobile Est., $35,000. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to TD Bank, L1-5 East Side Add/Other, $1,600,000. Fern & Fern Corporation to Jose Betancourt, PT L4 Blk 29 Town of Avon Park, $73,000. Harold L. Knutson to Dean Eberly, L1 Blk 7 Orange Blossom Country Club Community Unit 16, $18,000. Mary Jane Malburg to Terry L. Helwig, L21 Blk K Lake Jackson Heights, $125,000. Acklim Ali to Umang Minocha, L34 Blk 8 Highlands Park Est. Sec. D, $3,000. Davis Citrus Management Inc. to Savannah Justine Davis Irrevocable Trust, Unit 2/3 Wildrose Park on Beverl y Hills, $150,000. Joe L. Davis to Davis Citrus Management Inc., Farm 2/10 Basket Lake Groves In Sec. 1834-29, $150,000.Nov. 18Lawrence Wilson Williams to Richard E. Bohlman, L3 Blk 166 Placid Lakes Sec. 13, $20,000. Warren R. Walters to Daniel T. Parnassa, L6 Blk T Spring Lake Village VIII, $140,000. U.S. Bank to David A. Reasoner, Unit A-101 Building A Thunderbird Hill Manor, $19,500. Robert L. Balis to Thomas B. Milam, L33 Blk F PT Lake Placid Camp Florida Resort Replat, $33,000. Lester L. Black General Contractor Inc. to 4240 Grand Concourse, Tract 29/30 Sebring Lakes Acres Unit 1 Unrec/Other, $57,500. Daniel T. Selph to Doyle K. Blaine, L12 Blk 1014 Tia Juana Villa, $34,500. Daniel T. Selph to Pamela M. Gutierrez, PT L7 Blk 160 Sebring Highlands/Others, $65,000. Curtis Nelson to Barry Setters, L8 Blk C Lotela Terrace 2nd Add, $71,000. Charles S. Masick to Ronnie Dichio, L11 Blk F Avon Lakes, $125,000.Nov. 19Angela R. Wrightsman to Jacob Goodman, L149 Fairmount Mobile Home Est., $38,500. Gerald A. Barney to Mark A. Avner, L37 Blk 283 Placid Lakes Sec. 20, $95,000. Letsgo Land to Stephen Brimble, L4 Blk 237 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $1,600. Robert J. Rakovich to Christopher G. Gunter, L34 Blk 8 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 6, $6,300. Robert B. Turnage to Charles D. Mason, L463 Sebring Hills, $51,000. James K. Otterman to J. Edward Membery, L5 Blk M Lake Jackson Boulevard Sub, $100,000. Brigitte Smith to Basil J. Connor, L13 Blk 2 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 1, $68,000. Richard F. Hochstetler to Avon Park Camp Assn. Inc., L1/1A Blk 7 Avon Park Camp Sub/Other, $35,000. Zelda Floral Root to Wayne Neuman, L13 Blk 2 Suburbia, $72,000.Nov. 22Wauchula State Bank to Terry W. Wones, L216-219 Sebring Ranchettes 1st Replat Sec. A/Other, $50,000. DFC Funding Co. to Daphne Brathwaite, L6 Blk 622 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 10, $17,400. Gary Joseph Miano to Dustin E. Hazel, "PT L11/12 Blk 242 Placid Lakes Sec. 20," $160,300. Green Tree Servicing to Miguel Garciga, L6 Blk 6 Jonesville Sub, $10,000. Fannie Mae to Jeannette P. Diaz, L6 Blk 60 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5, $82,000. Bank of America to Caryn M. Adams, PT L5 Blk 84 4th Add to Town of Sebring, $17,000. Branch Banking & Trust Co. to Jack R. Rust, L9 Grat Oaks Est. Unrec Sub, $17,000. Larry D. Montgomery to Patricia J. Scott, L7-9 Blk 32 River Ridge Est. Sec. 1, $8,100. Murdoch Montgomery to Patricia J. Scott, L10-12 Blk 32 River Ridge Est. Sec. 1, $5,800. Michael R. Bakst to Dennis Morel, PT Sec. 35-33-28, $5,000. Ella M. Selander to David F. Dent, PT Sec. 28-33-29, $155,000. James E. Somers to Adrien T. Stevens, PT L12 Blk 2 Somervale Downs, $259,900. WCR Inc. to Lake Charlotte Ranch, Gov't. L5-8 PT L2 In Sec. 18-35-29, $1,100,000. Michael D. Bakerto William A. Gillenwater, L35 Prairie Oaks Phase I Add, $230,000. Joseph McAlee to Kent R. McGliney, L2 Blk 12 Holiday Lake Est., $64,000. Russell Blair to Ronald L. Smith, L1/2 Blk D Orange Villa Mobile Home Est., $57,000. Brian L. Ogg to Highlands Independent Bank, L188 West Sebring Est. Sec. B/Other, $57,900. Lenice H. Hubbard to Richard Jay Sadler, L4 Old Schoolhouse Sub, $10,000. Linda G. Whidden to Richard Jay Sadler, L4 Old Schoolhouse Sub, $10,000. David E. Garcia to Richard Jay Sadler, L4 Old Schoolhouse Sub, $10,000. Robert R. Garcia to Richard Jay Sadler, L4 Old Schoolhouse Sub, $10,000. Janice M. Lundy to Richard Jay Sadler, L4 Old Schoolhouse Sub, $10,000.Nov. 23Bank of New York Mellon to Fred Sawdy, L20 Blk 214 Leisure Lakes Sec. 14, $42,000. Edwin Gonzalez Cortes to Joseph Perez, L7 Blk X Spring Lake Village III, $9,000. HSBC Bank USA to Gerald A. Wolford, L28 Blk 116 Lakewood Terraces, $54,000. Flor Chavarria to John McGregor McKay, Unit 207 Fairway Villas II Condo, $40,000. Krystyna Iuliano to Vincent J. Barrett, L11 Blk 231 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 19, $18,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Ronald G. Powrozek, L46 Blk 45 Leisure Lakes Sec. 16, $160,000. Rose Acceptance Inc. to Pablo E. Hernandez, L14 Blk 10 Highlands Park Est. Sec. E, $1,000. Rose Acceptance Inc. to Pablo E. Hernandez, L1 Blk 31 Highlands Park Est. Sec. P, $1,000. Rose Acceptance Inc. to Pablo E. Hernandez, L20 Blk 18 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 18, $1,000. Rose Acceptance Inc. to Pablo E. Hernandez, L128 Blue Heron Golf & Country Club, $3,600. Alvin L. Smith to Douglas W. Bennett, PT L4/5 Blk C Town of Avon Park, $25,000. Helen F. Stefania to Thomas Henry Whitelaw, L33-35 Blk 427 Sebring Summit, $78,000. Helen M. Gerde to James W. Edwards, Unit 708 The Fountainhead, $40,000. Marilyn L. Gaumer to Thomas A. McGinnis, L16 Blk V Spring Lake Village VI, $112,500. Beatriz Stitzer to Darrell Lee Skaggs, L9 Century Hill Sub, $29,000.Nov. 24Hugh V. Hines to Xilena N. Santos, L96 Sebring Shores Development Sec. 3, $34,000. Martha M. Dries to Richard D. Marshall, L2-B Blk O Tomoka Heights Sec. 3, $96,500. DFC Funding Co. to Reinaldo Zavala, L7 Blk 334 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $49,200. Diana L. Marteeny to Mary L. Pelttari, L1 Loquat Terrace, $40,000. James R. Ward to Roberta A. Legault, L10 PT L9/11 Pine Hill Sub, $25,500. Bank of New York Mellon to St. John United Methodist Church, L10/11 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 1, $40,000. Woerner Sebring Farms Inc. to Star Farms Corp., PT Sec. 535-30/Others, $5,250,000. DFC Loan Funding Co. to Alba Andino, L29 Blk 97 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 8, $14,900. William Cleveland to William A. Martin, L900 Sebring Hills Sub, $9,500. Betty M. Barney to Jose Ruiz, L742 Sebring Hills Sub, $63,500.Nov. 29Plantation Enterprises to Teri Lynn Gonsalves, PT Tract 11 Blk 2 Florida Highlands Sub, $70,000. Apex Inc. to Don Sineath, L11 Blk H Lake Placid Camp Florida Resort, $31,200. Thomas M. Brennan to Ramona Garcia, L5691/5692 PT L5693 Avon Park Lakes Unit 18, $50,000. American General Home Equity Inc. to James D. Hayes, L4 Blk 19 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. B, $38,000. Herbert S. Levine to Kris M. Capes, L11 Blk 251 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sec. 20, $33,000. Angel Nieves to Re Einves, L743/776 Sebring Ridge Sec. D, $44,500. Wylma L. Hinkley to Earl J. Miller, L349 Fairmount Mobile Est., $55,000. Betty E. Collins to Michael R. Guimond, PT L3 Blk A Breezy Point Park, $125,000. American Land Investment Corp. to Axel Rodriguez Garcia, L14 Blk 16 Sebring Hills South Unit 3, $5,300. Beneficial Florida Inc. to Mary Lee Maron, L17 Blk A Silver Fox Ranch Sub, $49,000.Nov. 30Charles E. Prevatte to Beth M. 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Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Garden Club of Sebring Inc. celebrated its Christmas party at the Sebring Civic Center on Dec. 9. The Civic Center had been decorated the previous day by President Lucy Wheeler, 1st Vice President Gloria Frances, Treasurer Ray Adelmann, as well as Barbara Edwards, Linda Tibbetts, Sandra Smith, Patricia Toemmes, Faith Parker, and Richard Parker their Christmas gift to all other members. Frances, who served as program chairman, did a superb job in preparation for the party. The luncheon was a planned dish prepared by each member so there were few duplications. There were many poinsettia plants as table decorations for door prizes as well as beautiful calenders created by 2nd Vice President Linda Haney. The grand prize of a large staghorn fern, donated by Ray Adelmann, was won by Barbara Edwards. The entertainment program was the Sebring High School Audition Ensemble Choir, doing acapella caroling that was an outstanding performance. The young persons making up the choir range from sophomores to seniors, excelling in and as musical leaders, advanced academics, extracurriculum achievements and they are also well involved in community and church activities. These same choir members will soon be traveling to New York's Carnegie Hall, according to their director, Luanne Hawk. Acollection was taken amongst the mem bers to help with costs of th is trip. They will definite ly make Sebring High shine an d Highlands County proud at Carnegie Hall. The next meeting for t he the Sebring Garden Club w ill be at noon Monday, Jan. 24 at the Sebring Civic Cente r. Dee Dee Jacobson with t he Highlands Coun ty Horticulture Program w ill present a program "Irrigation Efficiency." Clu b members will also take a field trip to Echo in Fo rt Myers on Jan. 27. For further information o n joining or attending a mee ting, call 471-0657. Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, December 29, 2010www.newssun.com CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy pho to The Sebring High School Audition Ensemble Choir entertained members of the Garden Club of Sebring at its Christmas party earlier this month. Garden Club enjoys choir's performance at party Special to the News-SunSEBRING The GFWC Woman's Club o f Sebring met Dec. 13. Pianist Elizabeth S hewan began the event by playing C hristmas carols, putting members in the h oliday spirit. Dee Bilowith and her comm ittee hosted the lovely annual event. President Betty Wickensimer welcomed 5 6 members and 12 guests. Mary Brenner led the members in singing God Bless America," accompanied by V erna Hall, pianist. Chaplain Jerri Dees g ave the devotion and blessing. Members were asked to bring finger f oods for the luncheon, and an unwrapped t oy for an underprivileged child. Major V icky Spenfanik from The Salvation Army c ollected the toys, which were distributed at C hristmas. Barbara King welcomed five new members into the club: Dallas Calabrese, Sherrill Cummings, Pat Prag, Judy "Roz" Rosbury, and Ann Tift. These ladies will become part of 23 new members who joined the club this past year. They are: Sandy Dietz, Gerry Dreger, Carmel Gentry, Angela Goss, Essie Gouvia, Shirley Kuzarik, Linda Leialoha, Nancy Ludwig, Gingerlee Michellindo, Lee Maron, Dinah Metz, Jane Nargelovic, Elaine Richardson, Linda Ross, Vera Tague, Catherine Vizer, Debra West and Silvia Zajic. Each new member was given a pretty tea cup with saucer as a remembrance of this occasion. The entertainment was provided by the Heartland Community Chorus. For membership information, call 3857268; for club rental, call 214-1267. Woman's Club of Sebring hosts Christmas Tea, greets new members Courtesy photo New members who joined the GFWC Woman's Club of Sebring in 2010. These ladies are part of the 23 new club members for the year. Lake Placid Garden ClubLAKE PLACID Fortyfour members and three guests Priscilla Desjardins, Dennis Ricketts and Betty Ammermas attended the Lake Placid Garden Club's Dec. 8 meeting to a festive and delicious Christmas potluck luncheon, followed by Christmas songs played and sung by two Lake Placid High School choir students. Abrief meeting was called to order by the president. A motion was passed to donate $1 per member out of the general fund to Camp Wekiva Building and Maintenance 2010-2011, Priority Wish List. Donations were also accepted from the membership. Committee reports for the fall of 2010 were reviewed and given. On Oct. 27, there were 17 members who attended a workshop by members Luise Andrea at Sue Rood's home to learn how to make and design pressed flower cards; refreshments followed. Nov. 12, Plant Study chairman Sally Kinsey reported members met at McCracken Farms for a tour and u/pick strawberries. Members also bought vegetables and jellies. On Nov. 19, 17 members carpooled to explore the Kissimmee River at Riverwoods. Ticket chairman Diane Brouhle announced the Jan 22 annual Scholarship Fashion Show Luncheon. Tickets are on sale for $22. For purchase or information call 699-2195. Lake Placid Garden Clu b meets every second Wednesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at the Lake Placid Woman's Club for beverage and dessert, followed by a gardening program and meeting. Speaker for Jan. 12 will be Dr. Joh n Alleyne, director, Highland s County Extension Service. His topic is "Bio Fuel."TOPS FL 487SEBRING TOPS FL 487, Sebring will meet agai n at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5 Snapshots Courtesy photo T he Avon Park Noon Rotary members collected approximately 4,000 cans and bags of food from Avon Park Elementary, Park Elementary, Memorial Elementary, Sun'N Lake Elementary, Avon Park Middle, and Avon Park High schools that they delivered to The Salvation Army. The food drive assists families in need. Members helping included (front row) Milana Green and John Barben; (second row) Jerry Whidden, Stanley Wells, A lice Oldham, Kimberly Batty-Herbert and Chet Brojek; (back row) Jim Longman, Ed J ensen, Chad Williams, Joe Murphy, Doug Gentry and Project Chairman Dan Johnson. For more information contact the club president, Dennis Mungall at 402-5385. Courtesy pho to As a Diamond Sponsor of the 2010 Wild Game Dinner held Dec. 4 by Lake Placid Noon Rotary, Nurse On Call selected the Humane Society of Highlands County to receive a $500 contribution from the proceeds of that event. Sandy Anderson and Judy Spiegel from the Humane Society receive the contribution on Dec. 16 from Stephanie Wells of Nurse On Call and David Smith, Wild Game Dinner chairman. In the background is Donald Elliott, president of Lake Placid Noon Rotary. AP Noon Rotary collects food Humane Society gets donation CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Did YouKNOW?When an authorized emergency vehicle making use of any visual signals is parked or a wrecker displaying amber rotating or flashing lights is performing a recovery or loading on the roadside, the driver of every other vehicle, as soon as it is safe: Shall vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle or wrecker when driving on an interstate highway or other highway with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle or wrecker, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. If such movement cannot be safely accomplished, the driver shall reduce speed to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour or greater; or travel at 5 miles per hour when the posted speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, when driving on a two-lane road, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. 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DearAbby: My husband t ravels a lot three to four d ays a week. Sometimes w hen he's intoxicated and w e're having sex, he acts l ike he doesn't know who I a m. I asked him once, "Are y ou married?" He said, "No .." Another time I asked, Do you have a girlfriend?" a nd he said, "No, but you're f ine ..." The next day he has n o idea he said any of this. S hould I be worried? Wrong Answer in Chicago DearWrong Answer: A bsolutely. You should be w orried not only about the f act that your husband is p robably having extracurricu lar sex, but also that he has a drinking problem so severe h e doesn't always know who h e's sleeping with. You s hould be worried that after a night of drinking he can't r emember clearly the next d ay what he has said (or has p ossibly done). If he won't admit he has a p roblem and seek help, you s hould contact Al-Anon (it's i n your phone book, or find i t online at www.ala non.org). And you should s chedule an appointment w ith your physician to be t ested for STDs, because I'm w orried he may have given y ou one or more. DearAbby: I moved from N ew Jersey to Florida 20 y ears ago, married my wife a nd started a family. My pare nts relocated here a few y ears later. When I asked if t hey would be living nearby, I was told, "No way! We r aised our kids already." H earing it felt hurtful. As time has passed, they have made themselves available to a family who lives near them for baby-sitting and help running their business when the family is on vacation. We have asked my parents on several occasions if we could have some help watching our children, but they said they were too busy or it was too much to handle. We feel we should take priority over "outsiders." But when we bring up the subject, it is met with strong opposition. We just feel like we're not good enough, and don't know how to answer our children when they ask about their grandparents. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Bewildered in Florida DearBewildered: Your situation is sad, but my advice is to accept that you won't be getting any help from or becoming any closer to your parents. They may have refused your requests for help because they don't care for your spouse, or your children really are too much for them to handle. I'm sorry. DearAbby: I lost my 84year-old mother in an accident. I called Mom's friends, many of whom are also elderly. Several of them talked on and on about their problems, their poor health, their spouses'poor health and one even went on and on about her hot water tank "blowing up." Would you please remind people that when they get a courtesy call from a grieving family member to please listen, say "Thank you for calling to let me know," and to offer condolences for their loss. Bereaved Daughter, Livonia, N.Y. DearBereaved Daughter: Allow me to offer my condolences for the loss of your mother. I'm pleased to print your letter because not everyone knows how to handle a phone call such as you had to make. It's possible that the folks you called were either uncomfortable with the subject, and so they tried to deflect it by discussing what was going on in their lives or they have heard about death so often at their age that they have become accustomed to hearing such sad news. (As for the woman who mentioned her water heater I hope you were kind enough to refer her to a plumber.) 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. 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DER Across 1 Not live 7 Author Roald 11 Shop dresser 15 How something may be veiled 21 "Ball Four" author 22 Big name in athletic footwear 23 Rama's kingdom 24 Whence the line "I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts" 25 Feature of some pool balls 26 A long time past 28 Enthrones 29 At night 31 Football's Sanders 32 Long-shot candidate 33 ___-to 34 ___ Kippur 35 What the focus of a 125-Across will do at its climax 37 "___ said " 38 Glossy black bird 40 One way to stop 42 Mil. address 44 Driller?: Abbr. 45 Kisser 47 Clone of an optical medium's contents 49 Wang of fashion 50 Lulus 52 Drinking and gambling 54 Basic solutions 55 Breach 57 Dummies 61 Six-time All-Star third baseman for the 1970s Dodgers 63 Remove drapes from, as a room 66 Objects of interest in a 125-Across 69 First female U.S. secretary of state 72 Not yet delivered 74 How some things are made 75 Jackie's #2 77 Think probable 78 Pliny possessive 79 Beach seen from Diamond Head 80 Once, in the past 81 1914 Edgar Rice Burroughs novel set in an underground land 88 Like many cakes 89 "Honor is ___ scutcheon": Shak. 91 Bygone European capital 92 Subterfuge 93 Track star Owens 94 Many an avid observer of a 125-Across 100 Atlantic City locale, with "the" 103 Loser to McKinley 104 Duff Beer vendor 105 Spaceship attire 106 Slump 109 Slugger Roberto 111 Jackie's #1 114 Proust's "___ Way" 116 Book set? 119 Italian lover's coo 120 Indian royal 122 Deep-dish dishes 123 Heads outside together? 124 Novelty glasses 125 Event on Dec. 21, 2010, viewable in North and South America, depicted visually in this puzzle 128 Turkish pooh-bahs 131 Flying Cloud, e.g. 132 Student's stat. 133 Dub 137 With 146-Across, what the center of this puzzle is doing during a 125-Across 140 Folds 146 See 137-Across 149 To whom Hamlet says "Get thee to a nunnery" 150 There from the start 151 It marks the target on a curling rink 152 Munchkins 153 Pardner, say 154 Commodore's insignia Down 1 Delivery people, briefly 2 Zero 3 Battle over domain 4 Haggling 5 Sailor who debuted in a 1929 comic 6 Juan's January 7 Glen Canyon ___ 8 Actress Gardner 9 Dharma follower 10 Tiramisu features 11 Catalog 12 Steak ___ 13 Veer back 14 Comic Philips 15 Aircraft gauges 16 Kind of couplet for Chaucer 17 "___ out?" 18 Paper for which Murray Kempton and Jim Dwyer won Pulitzers 19 Trace of blood? 20 Football meas. 27 Youthful prank in a car 30 Superhero played by Liam Neeson in a 1990 film 32 Era of ignorance 33 Kind of lane 35 How things may be laid 36 Key of Bach's "The Art of Fugue" 39 Director Anderson 41 Yankee great Joe, colloquially 43 Amorous skunk in cartoons 46 Golden State campus inits. 48 How things may be lit or remembered 50 Lincoln Center production 51 1974 Japanese Nobelist 52 Feeling 53 Extended solo 56 Crackerjacks 58 Tundra or wetland 59 Terbium or thulium 60 Father-and-son actors 62 Actor Morales 63 Promising proposal 64 Prepare to fight 65 "Grey's Anatomy" extra 67 One of the Islamic virtues 68 Grateful response 69 Big name in athletic footwear 70 Column in a dating questionnaire 71 Optimist's focus 73 Aquarium fish 76 One getting a lift? 82 "___ yellow ribbon " 83 Place to put bags 84 Laugh part 85 E.M.T.'s training 86 Science 87 Reagan and others 90 Tactic used against Britain by Napoleon 93 Boarding aids 95 Out-and-out 96 Protective membrane 97 Beethoven's "Appassionata," e.g. 98 One that overflows 99 Fender bender, e.g. 100 Towering 101 Jordan's Queen ___ International Airport 102 Smidgens 106 [Just like that!] 107 One of the Bront‘s 108 E.U. group 110 Pot-au-feu, e.g. 112 Classic rebuke 113 Observatory feature 115 Powder rooms? 117 It may be shot during a riot 118 Castaway's locale 120 The year 1045 121 Japanese "thanks" 126 Need for KenKen 127 Bistro offering 128 Rent-___ 129 Hang open 130 1968 U.S. Open champ 134 Mine entrance 135 Bart Simpson's grandmother 136 Pitcher 138 Suffix with vir139 Never: Ger. 141 Lennon's lady 142 "Charlotte's Web" inits. 143 Dawn 144 Italian God 145 Forest game 147 Clinton or Obama, once: Abbr. 148 Laugh part 1234567891011121314151617181920 21222324 25262728 29303132 33343536373839 404142434445464748 495051525354 5556575859606162 636465666768697071 7273747576 777879 808182838485868788 8990919293 949596979899 100101102103104105106107108 109110111112113114115 116117118119120121 122123124 125126127 128129130131132133134135136 137138139140141142143144145146147148 149150151 152153154 Solution on page 5B Do you ever feel like you are drowning? And you are going down for the last time and no one is there to save you! In fact the whirlpool is about to suck you into the dark abyss. This is how we all feel when we are living in CHAOS. The whirlpool is the vicious cycle we are living in and we don't know how to stop it. You can't even remember how you got into the dangerous waters in the first place. I can tell you exactly why. Procrastination. You didn't want to look at the problem so you put it off. You probably still don't want to address the issues that are drowning you. But we do this every single day. You see it is not one thing that is pulling you under it is all the things that got our homes in the shape they are in. Everything is connected and one thing starts getting sucked into the whirlpool the rest will follow. Unless you start to pull your own self out one bad habit at a time. I know you don't believe me, but as strange as it may seem, FLYing can give you the life preservers when nothing else will. We put off paying bills. We put off buying groceries. We put off planning menus. We put off doing our taxes. You name it we can find a way and an excuse for putting it off. We have to stop this right now. Just stopping one thing will keep your head above water. Wednesday is always antiprocrastination day, menu planning day and clean out the refrigerator day. Look at what taking care of these things will do for this whirlpool you have gotten yourself into. With the refrigerator cleaned out, you can see what food you need to buy, what you need to use up and what leftovers can be used in a pot of soup. Just the act of doing it starts your mind thinking about menus and a grocery list. While you are cleaning out the refrigerator, keep your grocery list handy so you can jot down a few ideas for next week's meals. Now after you have cleaned out the refrigerator, sit down with a cup of tea for 10 minutes and think about what you can cook next week. Having groceries in the house is half the batt le to cooking. When you don' t have it on hand it is just much easier to call for pizz a or takeout. Which is why you are gaining weight and losing money; could this be a reason you are in the whirlpool in the first place? Think about the life preserv er of just cleaning out the refrigerator: Could this be the key to not falling into the abyss. You have it in your head that menu planning it going to take a long time, it is ha rd or that you have people tha t won't eat what you cook. Your excuses are just anoth er form of whining and pro crastination. If the truth be told, menu planning only takes a few minutes if you will do it. Eventually you will have several week's worth of menus and grocery lists that you can recycle an d not even have to go through this process except to clean out the refrigerator so you won't forget to utilize some produce. Cleaning out the refriger ator along with menu planning saves you money. This is money that can be used t o pull yourself out of this whirlpool. You have to star t someplace. So go clean out your refrigerator. My hand is out; grab it and we will FLYtogether. For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her website and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections' published by Random House and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter' published by Simon and Schuster. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley Used by permission in this publication. Throwing out the Life Line FLY Lady Leanne Ely Man who spends a lot of time on the road spends too much time in the fast lane Dear Abby The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, December 29, 2010 FAMILYFEATURES Two years ago, Japanese supermarkets couldn't keep bananas on the shelves after a man revealed the secret of his weight-loss success on a leading social network. Now a healthier version of his diet is catching on in America, thanks to the fruit and nutrition experts at Dole. The Go Bananas 2-A-Day Challenge was originally created in 2009 by the Dole Nutrition Institute as a healthier sequel to Japan's phenomenally popular Morning Banana Diet. Dole's expanded version for 2011 is part of larger multimedia initiative created by Dole Fresh Fruit for Americans looking for a healthy way to kick off the New Year. The Go Bananas Challenge substitutes well-balanced meals and nutritious recipes instead of the "all-you-can-eat" approach popular in Japan. Going beyond the original two-banana morning routine, Dole nutritionists created a comprehensive two-week regiment of lunches, dinners and snacks to help participants boost their energy, increase their intake of fruits and vegetables, and improve their overall health while they lose weight. "We know that increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables in general, and bananas in particular, can help support healthy, sustainable weight loss," said Nicholas Gillett, Ph.D., of the Dole Nutrition Institute. "What we did at Dole was expand this simple principle into a well-balanced, two-week plan that can serve as the basis for a long-term healthy lifestyle." Go Bananas 2-A-Day Challenge participants begin each day with two bananas and at least eight ounces of water, a combination that specifically aids in weight loss. According to Gillett, banana fiber creates extra bulk in the stomach, allowing participants to feel full longer and less hungry overall. He says the fiber acts like an internal accelerator that pulls some of the fat in the stomach through the digestive system before it can be absorbed. The Go Bananas Challenge follows the morning banana ro utine with a medley of 14 lunch and dinner recipes that combine lean chicken or fish with fresh Dole¨fruits and vegetables, low-fat cheeses, wheat pasta, long-grain rice and salad s. While participants can choose among fresh fruit, vegetable s and nuts for their daily afternoon snack, sugar-based desserts and alcohol are strictly off-limits. The plan also advocates tha t followers drink water only with every meal, finish eating by 8 p.m. each day and go to bed by midnight. "Of course, those taking the Go Bananas 2-A-Day Challenge also benefit from the banana's status as a superfoo d. It doubles as an excellent source of vitamin B6 and a good source of potassium, fiber and vitamin C," added Gillett. Special dishes included in the plan range from Curried Spinach Soup and Warm Thai-style Scallop and Mango Salad to Spinach and Chicken Stir Fry with Raspberries and Honey Mustard-glazed Salmon with Fruit Salsa. For more information on the Dole Banana Diet, or Dole Bananas in general, including recipes, serving suggestions and nutritional information, go to www.dole.com/bananas. You can also follow Dole Bananas on Facebook at www.face book.com/DOLEbananas. Two popular recipes, Caribbean Black Bean and Fruit Salad and Pineapple Salsa Chicken, are featured in the sampl e meal plan. Remember that at least 8 ounces of water should accompany each meal. BREAKFAST2 Dole Bananas and 8 ounces of water MORNING SNACK 5 slices Dole Pineapple (3-1/2 inches in diameter x 3/4 inches thick) AFTERNOON SNACK1/4 cup almonds DINNERPineapple Salsa Chicken 6 boneless, skinless chicke n breasts 2 cups chunked, fresh Dol e Tropical Gold Pineapple* 1/4 cup Dole Pineapple juice 1/2 cup finely chopped Dole Red Bell Peppers 1/4 cup finely chopped Dole Green Bell Pepper 1 tablespoon chopped Dol e Green Onion 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro orparsley 2 tablespoons chopped jalape–o chilies Grill or broil chicken 5 to 10 min utes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Combine pineapple chunks, juice bell pepper, onions, cilantro and chilies in bowl. Serve salsa with grilled or broiled chicken. *May substitute 1 can (20 ounces ) Dole Pineapple, chunked, drained 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained 2 tablespoons prepared salsa 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel 1 tablespoon lime juice 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled (optional) 1 large Dole Banana, sliced 1 Dole Orange, peeled and sliced Combine beans, salsa, cilantro, onion, orange peel, lime juice and cumin in large bowl. Spoon onto lettuce-lined platter. Sprinkle cheese on top of salad, if desired. Arrange banana and orange slices alongside of salad. Squeeze additional lime juice over bananas. SampleofaDay'sMenu LUNCHCaribbean Black Bean and Fruit Salad