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Title: The news-sun
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A better brown bag lunchPAGE12BHard work paying off for RobertsonPAGE1BScott sworn in as 45th governorPAGE3ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, January 5-6, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 2 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 76 52Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Warm, with periods of sunshine Forecast Question: Do you make one or more new year's resolutions each year? Next question: Are you an organ donor? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Thomas Bayless Age 76, of Lakeland Hugh Hines Age 90, of Sebring Margaret Lennon Age 87, of Lake Placid Bobby Light Age 62, of Avon Park Carl Pattillo Age 59, of Avon Park Carolyn Pella Age 89, of Sebring Edwin Santiago-Colon Age 55, of Avon Park William VanScooter Age 71, of Sebring Donal Zentz Age 90, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 13% No 87% Total votes: 69 Celebrations5B Classifieds9A Clubs & Organizations10B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar6B Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors8B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Index Out of one tragedy comes 5 gifts of life Courtesy photo Six-month-old Gregory James Sanders Jr. died Dec. 30, apparently from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Through organ donation, his death saved five lives. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING County commissione rs voted to limit how much they give to t he municipalities for recreation in the sho rt term on Tuesday, but promised to com e back with a policy to discuss the balan ce of funds budgeted for this year. The new inter-local agreements draft ed by county staff changes the rules and lim its the allocation to $100,000 per munic ipality until new policy can be finishe d. The municipalities can ask for up to 5 0 percent of the money spent on operatio n and maintenance for recreation faciliti es from the county. For Avon Park, that means $156,732 in funds are left in limbo for now, Sebrin g has $89,632 at risk and Lake Placid h as $14,310 promised, but unallocated, to date. According to the agenda item summar y, Bernis Gainer, director of the Office of Management and Budget for Highlan ds County, stated that issues of inequali ty about the amounts given to each munic ipality were raised during the last budg et cycle. In response to that, Gainer and coun ty staff decided, with commission support, to change the way that the funds for recr eation are allocated. "During the preparation of the 201011 budget workshops, the inequity of dist ribution of funds was raised," Gainer sai d. "During the current year, we have be en unable to reach an agreement with t he municipalities on how those funds wou ld be distributed." But, before any money can be hand ed out to the municipalities, Gainer stat ed that there had to be contractual agre ements. Commission changes rules on recreation funding Three municipalities get just $100,000 for now News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE New Avon Park City Councilman Parke Sutherland takes his oath of office on Monday morning during the traditional early morning swear in as wife Maria Sutherland, assistant city manager, looks on form the audience. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park City Council approved plans to expand the city limits to Valerie Boulevard at its traditional first-of-the-year 7 a.m. meeting on Monday. The meeting started with the swearing in of Mayor Sharon Schuler, who retained her seat in the last election, and the city's newest councilman, Parke Sutherland, who defeated incumbent Al Joe Hinson. Discussion quickly turned to the two maps presented by City Manager Bruce Behrens, who showed a future land map that included annexation south along U.S. 27. "We have the water and sewer systems in place, and some of the annexation covenants are there, but we will have to take this parc el by parcel," Behrens said. "What we need to do now is to show landowners that the re are advantages to belongin g to the City of Avon Par k. Their water bill will be decreased, and police and fi re coverage should improve," he added. And for South Flori da Avon Park to start annexation See AVON, page 7A See COUNTY, page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Gary Johnson adds a few finishing touches to a new stage Tuesday morning at the Highlands Little Theatre Thakkar Pavilion in Sebring. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING On the phone, Jillian Tubbs'voice was subdued. She sounded tired. "I don't honestly know how to put this in words," she said. It was natural. Tubbs'6month-old son, Gregory James Sanders Jr., died Dec. 30 after he suddenly stopped breathing on Dec. 29. Rushed to the hospital, he was put on life support, but efforts to revive him failed. He had been in the care of his father in Fort Lauderdale when the tragedy occurred. While lab results are pending, the doctors have called the cause of death Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The death of a child, especially one so young, is an overwhelming event, yet despite her grief Tubbs made the decision to have Gregory's organs donated to other children fighting for their lives. His heart is saving the life of a 5-month-old Indiana girl; his liver a 10-month-old boy in New York; his intestines a 1-year-old in One baby's death saves five other children See BABY, page 7A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Volunteers at the Highlands Little Theatre are thrilled. Amajor addition to the complex is close to completion a second stage designed for smaller productions and concert shows. The idea had been nurtured for over eight years and was created in, well, stages. Thanks to a generous donation from Dr. Vinod Thakkar, the building to house the new performance venue was completed in 2005, and dedicated as the Thakkar Pavilion. Now the stage itself is nearly completed, and will be in ready time for a celebratory gala on Friday, Feb. 4. Asmall and almost cozy space, with audience seating on the stage, the venue provides an opportunity for smaller productions, in particular shows in concert form. Not quite theater in the round, but with the audience seated on three sides, directors will have to come up with new and fresh ideas. Tickets prices for the smaller productions will be in the $10 to $15 range. On the practical side, the Thakkar Pavilion also provides rehearsal space, so more than one production can be worked on at the same time. Because the theater is smaller, the venue New stage is nearly set at HLT Will be named after Jim McCollum See HLT, page 3A

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Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. 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Dr. Mia Branch and her team delivered a healthy baby boy to his parents, Jonathan and Tiffany Dryden of Okeechobee, on Jan. 3 at 12:49 p.m. Weighing in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 21 inches in length, Max and his family received a giant teddy bear and basket of goodies from the staff. 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, Jan. 3, 2011: Donald Black, 32, of Sebring, was charged on a municipal ordinance violation. Joel Edward Brown, 31, of Sebring, was charged with possession of methamphetamine; and possession of controlled substance without prescription. Tanya Selene Butler, 48, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Angel Diaz, 38, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of marijuana, over 20 grams. Shawn Matthew Edmondson, 26, of Sebring, was charged on a Hardee County warrant for domestic violence or battery. Michelle Lee Ennis, 36, of Freeport, was charged with withholding support, non-support of children or spouse. Quincy Jermaine Griffin, 27, of Avon Park, was committed for fleeing or eluding police, failing to obey law enforcement officer's order to stop, cruelty toward child, act that could result in physical or mental injury; and distributing cocaine, delivering within 1,000 feet of place of worship or business. John Thomas Haynes, 29, of Sebring, was charged with no valid driver license. Juan Carlos Hernandez, 36, of Sebring, was charged with violating city ordinance. Leah Ruth Lamari, 46, of Sebring, was charged with larceny. Carolyn Ann Lissimore, 31, of Groveland, was charged with violation of municipal ordinance. Tomas Gonzalez Lopez, 24, of Okeechobee, was charged with violation of municipal ordinance. Michael Eugene Manning, 37, of Coleman, was charged with grand theft. David Allen North, 44, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Mark DeWayne O'Berry, 44, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine. Daniel Brian Patrick, 25, of Sebring, was charged with criminal mischief; grand theft of motor vehicle; burglary of structure; and burglary of conveyance. Richard Matthew Pinckney, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or cruelty toward child, infliction of physical or mental injury; domestic violence or battery, second or subsequent offense; crimes against person, corrupt by threatening public servant; and domestic violence or aggravated battery, offender knew or should have known victim pregnant. Alan Martin Ramos Mendoza, 21, of Lake Placid, immigration detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Rosendo Ortiz Romero, 29, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and city ordinance violation. Jose Manuel Serrano, 21, of Sebrin g was char g ed with possession of controlled substance without prescription. William James Vanscooter, 26, of Sebring, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, two counts. Larry Dean Worley, 48, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery; and resisting arrest without violence. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011: Faustino Librado Bautista, 29, of Sebring, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Paul Richard Demar, 22, of Sebring, was charged with damaging property, criminal mischief. Khalif Rashim Donaldson, 33, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court for failing to pay child support. Anthony Jerome Gaines, 52, of Avon Park, was charged with battery. Henry Goldsmith, 58, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence; and contempt of court for non-support. Jonathan Demar Halliburton, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with violating restrictions placed on driver license. Michael Paul Julian Karl, 19, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cannabis. Kenneth Algin McGahee, 51, of Sebring, was charged with driving motor vehicle with license suspended; and contempt of court for failing to pay child support. Jacqueline Crawford Simms, 76, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike, two counts. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Jan. 1: Daniel Paul Boucher, 25, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Kenneth Caldwell Jr., 28, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Raymond Jerome Claitt, 48, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Ana Maria Durst, 67, of Sebring, was charged with issuing or obtaining property with worthless check. John Michael Fedd, 22, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Shantel Dominique Johnson, 23, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Andrew John Kennedy, 34, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Matthew Carl Martin, 27, of Lake Wales, was charged with smuggling contraband, introducing into detention facility; misdemeanor; grand theft; theft; identification fraud, four counts. Michael Reavees McCracken, 24, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; burglary of unoccupied dwelling, unarmed; and larceny or grand theft. Obed Perez-Verdugo, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Mannie Resendiz, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with resisting officer, POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 8A A little late, but just as special Special to the News-SunAVON PARK For the past several years, the South Central Florida Chapter of Military Officers Association of America has sponsored a Military Healthcare Clinic for military retirees and retiree widows in the area. This has been accomplished in conjunction with personnel of the Sixth Medicare Group based at MacDill Air Force Base. Colonel Dennis L. Beatty, USAF, Sixth Medical Service Group of the Sixth Refueling Wing based at MacDill, will head a team of medical personnel along with representatives of the local VAOutpatient Clinic, the Highlands County Veterans Service Office and others who will answer questions on all levels of TRICARE in conjunction with the Social Security information. Saturday's event will start at noon at the Air Force Park Dining Facility with a luncheon that will then be followed by the seminar. The event will be open to all military retirees as well as other military veterans and widows in addition to range personnel. Luncheon cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple payable at the door. However, reservations are required. Reservations may be made by calling one of the following MOAAmembers: LTC Mabel Langland at 314-8432; Capt. Lou Brough at 655-2344; or June Felt at (863) 638-1225. All reservations are due no later than Thursday. Based upon military requirements at the time, Avon Park Range Commander LtCol Charles MacLaughlin, USAF, has been asked to give an update on the tempo of range activities. Military Healthcare luncheon set for Saturday AmVets plan Chili Cook-off Jan. 15SEBRING AmVets Post 21 is having a Chil i Cook-off at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. Contestants should sign up at the Post by Friday Jan. 14. Cash prizes will be given to the first three places and all chili will be sold after the judging Karaoke by Peg and Perry will follow at 7 p.m. AmVets Post is at 202 9 U.S. 27 S., Sebring.Miss Fits plan trip to ImmokaleeAVON PARK Mis s Fits, Red Hats will host its annual day trip to Immokalee Casino on Thursday, Jan. 20. Cost is $30 per person; the casi no will return $30 free play and a $5 food voucher. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. from The Knoll Clubhouse. Reservation s need to be made in advance. Call Pauline Gittleson at 453-8827 or Rita Dawson at 452-5647 as soon as possible.BALANCE offers bereavement supportSEBRING BALANCE Lives in Transition Inc. will offe r a free Bereavement Support Group starting today and running every other Wednesday. The support group will be offered at: 4023 Sun 'n Lake Blvd., Sebring, from 1-2:30 p.m. For any questions, please call Mark Medic k at 386-5687.Bremen, Ind. residents gather for reunionSEBRING The Bremen, Ind. Reunion will be held from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb 10 at Homer's Restaurant. Reservation s are not needed and atten dees may pay at the doo r. For more information call Pat Farrer at 4526548 or write 1852 U.S 27 South, Lot G-8, Avon Park, FL, 33825. Snapshots Associated PressATLANTA Nearly six in seven U.S. adults now wear seat belts, an increase in driver safety that health officials say has helped cut motor vehicle deaths and injuries. About 85 percent of adults said they wear seat belts in a 2008 survey, up from under 81 percent in 2002. Only 11 percent wore them in 1982, before the first state law requiring seat belt use. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reported Tuesday a decline of more than 15 percent in nonfatal vehicle crash injuries from 2001 to 2009. The government previously reported traffic fatalities fell in 2009 to 33,808, the lowest number since 1950. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden has designated auto injuries as one of his six "winnable battle" priorities. CDC: Seat belt use reaches 85 percent Metro Services The government reports that six in seven adults wear their seat belts. Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011Page 3A 401 West Interlake Blvd. € Lake Placid, FL 33852(863) 465-1725 RELEASE THE POUNDS …ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT! CALL TODAY (863) 471-2500 LOSE YOURWEIGHT FORTHE LAST TIME! 13 Ryant Blvd., SebringCorner of 27 & Ryant Blvd.Pre-Grand Opening Fees End December 31, 2010Save 66% on Enrollment NOW! By LAURAWIDES-MUNOZ and CURTANDERSON Associated PressMIAMI Days before he is to be sworn in as a freshman member of Congress, David Rivera released documents Monday he said were aimed at clearing up questions about his income and financial relationship to a successful campaign to expand slot machine gambling in South Florida. The Miami Republican, whose is expected to take his oath Wednesday, filed amended state ethics forms and also released his U.S. House of Representatives financial disclosure form for 2010 well ahead of a May 15 deadline. Rivera's finances have triggered skeptical news stories and months of criticism from political opponents. His office issued a statement that the steps were intended "to dispel any speculation surrounding his personal finances." Much of the scrutiny including an inquiry from the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's office has revolved around a contract Rivera signed to run a multimillion-dollar 2008 campaign to expand slot machines, but which he never listed on his disclosure forms. Rivera insisted he never received any income from the $500,000 contract, which was arranged through a firm called Millenium Marketing Strategies that was co-managed by Rivera's 70-year-old mother and run out of the condominium of a family friend. "Not one penny," Rivera told The Associated Press on Monday. Rivera's documents submitted Monday show that he had a contingency loan from Millenium for between $100,001 and $250,000 that was repaid last year. Rivera said the loan totaled $137,000 and predated the slot machine contract and that his repayment was contingent on when he left the Florida House of Representatives and/or joined the Millenium firm. The firm had been inacti ve until weeks before the sl ot machine contract was esta blished. Rivera ran for Congre ss instead of joining the firm Rivera said he received t he loan in four installmen ts between 2007 and 2010. State prosecutors a re investigating Rivera 's finances, according to thr ee people with direct know ledge of the matter. Th ey insisted on anonymi ty because of the sensiti ve nature of the case. T he investigation was fir st reported by The Miam i Herald and CBS4. Rivera spokeswom an Sarah Bascom said in a statement: "Mr. Rivera h as not been contacted abo ut any investigation, nor do w e believe there are an y grounds for an investig ation." The contract, reviewed b y the AP, makes cle ar Millennium was hired to g et Rivera, who becam e Millennium's liaison wi th South West Flori da Enterprises Inc. The cam paign was conducted to co nvince Miami-Dade voters to approve slot machines at what was then a dog tra ck and is now known as Mag ic City Casino. Rivera's finances fir st drew public scrutiny short ly before the November ele ctions, following med ia reports he had listed co ntracts with the U.S. Agen cy for Internation al Development on financi al disclosure forms coverin g 2003 to 2009. Those forms, which elec ted officials must file wi th the state, listed work do ne on behalf of a Puerto Ric obased company he help ed found in 2002. Rivera has refused to s ay what work he did for t he company, InterAmeric an Government Relations, an d USAID said it had no reco rd of him or the company. Shortly after the repor ts regarding Rivera's sta te financial disclosure form s were published in Octobe r, he amended them, removin g any reference to work ou tside his position as sta te representative. AROUNDTHESTATE New congressman tries to clear up financial questions Cow attacks rancher on New Y ears DayFORTPIERCE A w oman rammed her truck i nto a cow that attacked her h usband as he repaired a f ence New Year's Day in St. L ucie County. Authorities said Tuesday t hat 70-year-old Oscar W ilcox apparently shot the c ow but dropped his weapon d uring the attack. His wife heard his s creams, drove to the area a nd hit the cow several times w ith the truck. Then, she p icked up the pistol loaded w ith "ratshot" and shot the c ow a couple of times in the f ace. The woman, who was n ot identified in the police r eport, told authorities the c ow had always been nasty a nd had attacked her about a w eek earlier. Wilcox was treated at a l ocal hospital. The cow was c ontained in the pasture.State OKs 1st Race to Top fundsTALLAHASSEE The s tate has approved the first $ 25 million in stimulus s pending from Florida's $700 m illion federal Race to the T op grant for 11 school dist ricts. The Department of E ducation issued grant n otices to the districts T uesday. They can draw those funds o n a quarterly basis over four y ears as they meet goals for i mproving student achievem ent. Another 51 districts and t hree laboratory schools are e ligible. Their applications a re still being evaluated. The districts approved are A lachua, Calhoun, Clay, D eSoto, Gulf, Hendry, H olmes, Manatee, Pasco, P utnam and Washington. Half of the grant is earm arked for districts and lab s chools. The state gets the r est. Five of Florida's 67 school d istricts are not participating.2 people die in Tarpon Springs house fireTARPON SPRINGS T wo people are dead in an e arly morning house fire. Firefighters were called to t he home at around 6 a.m. T uesday in Tarpon Springs, n orthwest of Tampa. Officials d id not immediately release t he victims'names, but f riends and family identified t hem as Steve and Flora G eorgiou, who owned a boat r epair and party boat business i n the coastal community. Aneighbor said she saw t he flames and banged on the f ront door of the home, but it w as too late. Investigators s aid they were waiting for the m edical examiner to positivel y identify the victims.Burglar dies after j umping through home's windowSUMMERFIELD A w ould-be burglar on a drug b inge died after jumping t hrough the front window a fter a pit bull inside the h ome chased him. Police say 41-year-old L aird Butler entered his n eighbor's mobile home S unday afternoon. He suff ered severe cuts and blood l oss and died on the way to t he hospital. Officials arriving at the s cene initially thought they w ere dealing with a stabbing v ictim. They followed a b lood trail back to the mobile h ome and found the shattered f ront window. The homeowner, who was n ot home when Butler broke i n, told police she recognized h im from the neighborhood. Butler has a string of a rrests in Marion County, i ncluding disorderly conduct, r esisting an officer with viol ence and carrying a conc ealed weapon. Snapshots Pool photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, takes the oath of office at the capitol in Tallahassee Tuesday. To the right are Scott's wife Ann Scott and his daughter Allison Guimard, far right. By BRENDAN FARRINGTON APPolitical WriterTALLAHASSEE Republican Rick Scott was sworn in Tuesday as Florida's 45th governor and immediately started talking about how he'll follow through on his campaign promise to create 700,000 jobs in seven years. Scott told the crowd gathered outside the historic Capitol that he understands the hardship of unemployment because his father was often laid off and his mother had to take in ironing to put food on the table. "I have a very clear memory of their fear and uncertainty as they struggled to provide for five kids," the 58-year-old Scott said in his prepared remarks. "So, for me, job creation is a mission. My personal memories fortify my commitment to this mission. There are millions of families across Florida whose future depends on the steps we take to create jobs." The former hospital company CEO said there are three forces that reduce the chances for businesses to succeed: taxation, regulation and litigation. "Together those three form The Axis of Unemployment. Left unchecked, they choke off productive activity," Scott said. "The state of Florida raises enough revenues to meet its needs. It should focus on spending those revenues smarter, setting better priorities and demanding more accountability. We'll also re-examine every regulation to make sure its benefits outweigh its costs. Unless they are pruned, regulations grow like weeds." Scott was unknown to Floridians when he entered the governor's race last spring, frustrating many in the Republican establishment who had settled on Attorney General Bill McCollum as their candidate. He overcame negative attacks launched first by Republicans and then Democrats and spent tens of millions of his own money to win the election. Never having run for office, he capitalized on his outsider status. His promise of jobs appealed to angry voters frustrated with the economy and politics as usual. He wants to make the state more attractive by gradually phasing out the corporate income tax, which provides Florida with about $2 billion a year. He also wants to have his administration review every state regulation and ask what would happen if it didn't exist. He wants to further protect businesses from lawsuits and said he will look at every government agency cost and ask if the state is getting a return on the investment. He replaces Gov. Charlie Crist, who lost a bid for Senate instead of seeking a second term. Scott takes oath of office as state's 45th governor has an intimate feel. Performers will not have to be miked, and will be able to cross into the audience if a director wishes. "The biggest difference (between the large and small stages) is that on the bigger stage you pretend the audience isn't there. Here the audience and the actors are integrated," said Gary Johnson, who has been building the smaller stage while singing on the larger. He added that the new space will allow for a wider variety of shows, "like adding different flavors of ice-cream." The hope is more people become interested in performing, and even more people in watching. Jim McCollum, a standout among a group of already very generous and talented volunteers, had gently twisted arms for years, almost single-handedly raising the final thousands of dollars needed to finish the project. As one of the Godfathers of HLT, and maybe its most colorful, McCollum has been sorely missed since his death in August. The new stage will be named in his honor. Call the theater's box office for more information about the Feb. 4 Gala and about the comedy "Harvey," which opens on Feb. 14. The telephone number is 382-2525. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Continued from page 1A HLT's second stage nearly complete

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Afair and honest evaluation helps an individual to prioritize concerns and make necessary adjustments. Evaluations, however, that are written with a predetermined result in mind do harm. Which brings us to the Avon Park City Council. Monday, moments after swearing in Parke Sutherland as its newest member, and reinstalling Sharon Schuler as mayor, the council took City Manager Bruce Behrens to task and passed out forms to evaluate his performance to date. The only problem is that Behrens has been on the job for barely three months. This is a problem because there is no way a city manager's performance can be objectively reviewed in that short a time. At 90 days most individuals new in a job are still learning where things are and how things are done. City managers, in particular, are responsible for such a complicated set of tasks, and have to work with such a wide range of people, that 90 days doesn't begin to provide a realistic picture of a person's work results or potential. In Behrens'case, we can't help but be suspicious of council motives. We have spoken out in the past about the Avon Park City Council's tendency to micromanage its staff and reserve all choices for itself. From the moment Behrens arrived in the city manager's office he faced questions and criticisms many of those criticisms, in our view, were more a reflection of the council's control issues than valid complaints. From our perspective, Behrens arrived in town knowing how to manage a city, and eager to start. Instead of being pleased that the city finally has a leader, however, some members of the council appear put out. At times in the last three months it seemed Behrens would never be able to please council members, no matter what he did. When he promoted Michael Rowan to chief of police, for example which by city charter he is empowered to do he was told he didn't have the authority. When he was told to develop an annexation plan, and he did, he was told he was moving too quickly. We understand the council is under a lot of pressure to stabilize the city's financial situation and do something to bring more jobs into the community. We understand that with new technologies, shifting demographics and unfunded mandates handed down by the state and federal governments, municipal governments need to be resourceful, creative and willing to change if they hope to rema in healthy. And herein, we think, li es the truth of the situation for years, Avon Park's elec ted officials have talked abo ut the need for change, y et when faced with actual ly doing something differe nt council after council h as backed away just as t he current council has back ed away from Behrens. We hope the individuals o n the council find the coura ge and humility to understan d their role and fulfill the ir function. By city charter the counc il is only supposed to set poli cy and oversee the budget, n ot run the city. It is the city manager 's legal responsibility to run t he city. Evaluating Behrens'wo rk performance after 90 da ys seems more like the adole scent politics in midd le school, than it does sobe r, adult work on behalf of ta xpayers. That would make this pa rticular evaluation harmful to Avon Park. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS Ideally, a performance evaluation helps identify one's strengths and weaknesses, clarifying where an individual is meeting expectations or failing them. 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 Grab something to h old on to we're g oing to take a quick l ook back at the c razy year that was 2010 r ight as we dive into 2011. Where do I start? Perhaps w ith the mid-term elections, w hich made it clear that A mericans were very ticked o ff by how things have been g oing. The tea parties, which g ot their start in 2009, grew b igger and louder as the year w ent on, and deserve some c redit (or blame) for how t hings turned out. The upshot i s that we will start the new y ear with a Republican H ouse and a Democratic S enate and there will be p lenty of fireworks before i t's all over. Some of the fireworks will d eal with health care reform, w hich got passed this year. A s the months went by and p eople realized what had b een done, the popularity of t he bill sank like a lead ball oon. Will it survive court c hallenges and a new C ongress? I hope not, but t ime will tell. This year we also dealt w ith a massive oil spill court esy of BP, whose bosses p roved that they badly neede d better people skills. It was f inally dealt with, but not b efore we were bombarded w ith numerous pictures of o il-soaked birds and ongoing v ideo of the stuff spilling out i nto the ocean. The economy continues to s tutter along, though it has a l ong way to go. Depending o n who you talked to, stimul us bills either helped or hurt t hings. The government d ecided at the last minute to e xtend all of the Bush tax c uts, at least for now. This w as greeted with a sigh of r elief by a lot of people. In January Apple introd uced the Ipad, a huge gizmo t hat I surprisingly am not l usting after. I have decided I w ant a Kindle however, and t hose who heard me say earlie r that I wouldn't get a free "I t old you so." Apple still got s ome of my money this year: w hile the Ipad doesn't appeal to me, I love my Ipod Touch. Speaking of the Kindle, one new thing for me this year is that I've started publishing short stories online. If you have a spare 99 cents and want a quick read, you can see a list of what I've got here: smashwords.com/profile/view/jjpre ss. The biggest news on the anti-terrorism front was how the TSAwas getting touchyfeely with flyers. Despite videos and criticism the patdowns continue to go on, and a planned Thanksgiving week protest fizzled. Our borders are still not secure. People against illegal immigration were labeled as racist and anti-immigration period. Very little progress has been made this year on the subject maybe we'll have better luck in 2011. Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake they are still recovering from. Nashville flooded. Many parts of our country is buried in snow, and I'm sure someone is blaming all this on global warming. We all spent a lot of time on Facebook and Twitter, which raised privacy issues even while more of us tuned in online. Tiger Woods and Mel Gibson both showed us how bad people can be, while the rescue of the Chilean miners gave us a reason to cheer. On a personal note, John and Amanda moved to Sebring, something good for both me and Highlands County. I wrote 50,000 words during National Novel Writing Month. And I continued to enjoy spending time with you, my readers. We may not always agree, but I value your support and thank you for a great 2010. I hope you'll stay with me as we push forward to 2011. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com A look back at 2010 Laura's Look Laura Ware Performance evaluations useful, useless, orharmf ul A great friend lives with Parkinson's E ditor: Let's say you are 40 years o ld. You are successful as a N ew York City banker. You h ave a lovely family, wife, t wo daughters, and a son to c arry on the family name. Y ou are in the Army National G uard. You are an active, m anly man tennis, basketb all, softball, coaching the k ids'teams, dancing with the l ovely wife. You are financ ially astute, and so is the w ife (also employed by the b ank). Your future is set, and y our present could hardly be b etter. Let's say one of your annua l physicals reveals you have s ymptoms of Parkinson's dise ase. That cannot happen to y ou. Not to this family with a ll it has going for it. The p romotions that await b ecause you are a "star". The b est years are ahead of you. T his has to be an erroneous d iagnosis. Let's say the symptoms b ecome more ominous over t he next five years. The girls a re off to college, and the son i s reaching manhood, too. T he wife is the belle of every s ocial gathering you attend. Y ou simply have to suck it u p, and challenge this insidio us disease that it will not b ring you down. You have w orked too hard, done things s trictly according to the manc ode of success. No shortc uts. Paid your dues. Put in y our time. The rewards come t o those like you. Your track r ecord proves it. Let's say the bank calls y ou in one day for a man-toman discussion. They want you to understand it is a business decision, but they will make sure they do all they can to assist in your getting the best medical care available for your creeping Parkinson's. It is time for you and the bank to part company. Let's say you hang on in the NYC metro area for awhile longer, but you and your steadfast bride decide maybe relocating to Florida would be a positive move for both of you. Kids are on their own now. The two of you have to think about what is best for your medical situation and your senior years. Let's say that the disease just keeps taking its toll. Walking becomes more of a struggle. Talking with any volume becomes more of a struggle. Falls become more commonplace. Your inactivity leads to weight gain. Your condition does have its implications on the rest of the family. Travel is difficult to impossible. Leg braces/boots, walkers and wheelchairs, you know? Your own personal care has to be taken up by family and professionals. Let's say you are now 72. Thirty years of living with a disease no person should have to live with. Nothing is better. Only more difficult. Let's say you never (never, as in never!) complain about your plight to your buddies. You are as mentally sharp as ever. Think of this like the poker games you still love to play you must play the hand you are dealt. This disease may strike your body, but it will not get your mind. So, you decide to be the best friend you could ever be to those who befriend you. Let's say you are Jack Goldman, in Tanglewood, Sebring. Let's say Jim Hoch is so very proud to be your friend; because you are an inspiration beyond words. Long live Jack Goldman my good buddy. Jim Hoch SebringIt's time to cut out the fatEditor: Around the end of the year there was an editorial in the Gainesville newspaper. The concluding statement saying to the effect that people wanted to keep their tax cuts and wanted the national debt lowered. The paper concluded that taxes must be raised to pay off the debt. I think that before taxes are raised there are a couple of things the government could or should do. Check out all the government programs. Dump those that are superfluous and yet are carried on the books as liabilities and dump those that are not accomplishing what they were intended to do. Stop this "earmark" business, which is a complete waste of taxpayer money. Using taxpayer money to "study the sex life of bees," "a study on hog feces," "paying for bridges to no where." These are nothing more than vote buying schemes of the politicians to keep their jobs. Use some of the $1.3 trillion of real estate owned by the government, instead of building new facilities and furnishings for new departments this government is creating. Cut the number of government employees. The government is now the major employer in the country today with more than 100,000 employees, with a great number being paid sixfigure salaries. With this many employees, you can rightly assume that many of them are doing nothing more than keeping a chair seat warm. When you consider the staggering amount of money paid out for their benefits, no wonder the country is going broke. No, before sticking it to the taxpayer by "raising taxes," I think the government should do what every family has to do when things get "tough" cut out the fat. Dick Ford SebringNot enough votes to get Pepsi grant, but YMCA still tryingEditor: Unfortunately we did not receive enough votes to get the $5,000 grant to build a climbing wall to help fight childhood obesity here at the Highlands County Family YMCA. We really feel this program would help give kids a fun and safe way to stay healthy. The wall would be used for Fun Fit Fridays, which is a free program to the public, and Summer Camp along with other programs geared toward giving kids an alternative from playing video games and watching television. If you have the means and would possibly like to donate the money and dedicate the wall to a lost loved one, the YMCAwill make up a beautiful plaque to go above the wall and hold a dedication ceremony upon completion of the wall. Any questions, contact Dave at 382-9622. Dave Scheck Sebring

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011Page 5A Hugh HinesHugh "Tommy" V. Hines, 90, of Sebring died Dec. 31, 2010. Born in W ilmington, N.C., he came t o Sebring in 1962. He was a r etired officer/pilot Federal S pecial Agent with the U.S. F ish and Wildlife Services. H e served in the U.S. Coast G uard during World War II as a gunner's mate on a destroye r escort in the Leyte Gulf. H e was a member of St. C atherine Catholic Church in S ebring. Survivors include his child ren, Hugh, George, David a nd Lisa; many loving grandc hildren and great-grandchild ren. Afuneral service was held J an. 4 at Dowden Funeral H ome Chapel, Sebring, with F ather J. Peter Sheehan offic iating. In lieu of flowers, m emorial contributions may b e made to Cornerstone H ospice at 231 U.S. 27 N., S ebring, FL33870.Margaret LennonMargaret B. (Margie) L ennon, 87, of Lake Placid d ied Dec. 30, 2010. She made L ake Placid her home for the p ast 30 years. She is survived by her lovi ng companion and best f riend, Ed Clement; children, M ike Rafferty, Alice R. L awrence, Rick Rafferty, K imberly R. Vermillion; e ight grandchildren and five g reat-grandchildren. Acelebration of her life w ill take place at Scott F uneral Home, Lake Placid, o n Saturday with visitation f rom 1-3 p.m. and service f rom 3-4 p.m. Words of comf ort to the family can be m ade by visiting www.scott f uneralservice.com In lieu of f lowers, contributions may b e made to either St. Jude's C hildren's Hospital.Bobby LightBobby R. Light, 62, of A von Park died Dec. 28, 2 010. Born in Fiffe, Ala., he h ad lived in this area since 1 958. He was a petroleum inspector for the state of Florida. Survivors include his wife, Linda L.; daughters, Kathy Marshall and Stephanie Wilson; brothers, Leon and Steve; sister, Diane Culpepper; four grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. Amemorial service was held Dec. 31 at Fountain Funeral Home, Avon Park, with the Rev. John Girdley officiating.Carl PattilloCarl Holt "Chip" Pattillo, 59, of Avon Park died Jan. 2, 2011. Anative of Jacksonville, he came here 40 years ago. He was an auto mechanic and an electrician. He was a member of Union Congregational Church and had attended Crossroads Community Church. Survivors include his parents, Clay and Ethel Wenger; sons, Michael, Josh and Jeremiah; daughter, Samantha; sisters, Amanda Elder, Joann Thomas and Dawn Youman; brothers, Jeff Fritz, Tim Fritz and Greg Fritz; and eight grandchildren. Amemorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Crossroads Community Church with the Rev. John Dumas officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Fountain Funeral Home in Avon Park.Carolyn PellaCarolyn S. Pella, 89, of Sebring died Jan. 3, 2011. Born in Sweetwater, she had been a lifetime resident of Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto counties and was the owner of a cattle ranch that spanned the three counties. Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen P. Wesson; sons, Thomas P. and Gene; sister, Loretta Baker; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring. Agraveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Crewsville Church Cemetery, Zolfo Springs, with the Rev. Tom Heath officiating. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.newssun.com/obituaries .Edwin SantiagoColonEdwin Santiago-Colon, 55, of Avon Park died Jan. 3, 2011. Anative of Canovanos, Puerto Rico, he came here 12 years ago from New York. He was a baker at a grocery store. He was a member of Iglesia Christina Monte Sion Church in Avon Park. Survivors include his wife, Beatrize Santiago; children, Jeanette Jones-Santiago, Jenssy Santiago and John Santiago; seven sisters, six brothers and five grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at Fountain Funeral Home, Avon Park. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Gregorio Ramos officiating. Interment will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery in Avon Park.William VanScooterWilliam Charles VanScooter, 71, of Sebring died Dec. 30, 2010. Born in Webster Crossing, N.Y., he worked in the construction business. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a Baptist. Survivors include his daughter, Debra Rodriguez; sons, William and Richard; brothers, Raymond Stone and David VanScooter; sisters, Janice Clayson and Joanne Fronk; and nine grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were handled by Dowden Funeral Home in Sebring.Donal ZentzDonal E. Zentz, 90, of Sebring died Jan. 1, 2011. Born in Mount Etna, Ind., he was an over-the-road owner and operator in the trucking industry. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Sebring. Survivors include his wife, Margaret E.; daughter, Debra Miller; sons, Dennis McCombs and Don McCombs; brother, Lowell; sisters, Mary Frances Harford, Doris McElhaney, Martha Conklin and Jo Ann Clark; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Amemorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 with the Rev. Gary Kindle officiating. Cremation arrangements are being handled by Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. LIMITED SPACE … CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better Grades MARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467 Best After School Program in SebringFREEPICKUP from: Kindergarten Learning Center, Cracker Trail, Sun-N-Lakes, Woodlawn, Fred Wild, Memorial, Hill Gustat, Sebring Middle/High Located on Kenilworth Sebring*Some Restrictions Apply Life Care, Not Day Care Thomas Rivers Bayless, 76, died on Sunday, January 2, 2011, at his Lakeland home after a prolonged battle with cancer. Born in Tallahassee, FL, on February 21, 1934, he attended elementary and high schools in Tallahassee and Sebring, Fl. Following two years at Emory University, Mr. Bayless entered the United States Air Force Combat Pilot Training Program in Arizona. He earned his wings as an F-86 fighter pilot and served with the 3550th Combat Crew Training Group (Interceptor). He was later assigned as an instructor at Moody AFB in Valdosta, Ga, where he met Lorena BenaŽ Dasher and they were married in 1959. Upon his discharge from military service, Mr. Bayless earned a BS from Florida State University and his JD from the University of Florida College Law. After serving as legal counsel for the Florida State Road Department, Mr. Bayless moved to Lakeland in 1964 to join the firm of Holland Bevis Smith & Kibler as their 13th member. (The firm later became Holland & Knight). Mr. Bayless formed a development partnership with his long time friend and law partner, Bob Murray, and successfully ran M&B Properties among other entrepreneurial entities. Mr. Bayless was a faithful member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Lakeland, and The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Highlands, NC. He served on the board of The Lakeland Regional Medical Center, the Polk Museum of Art Board of Directors and the City of Lakeland Civil Service Board. He was a Past Commodore of the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club, and served on the board of The Highlands Country Club in Highlands, NC. An avid outdoorsman, excelling in both hunting and fishing, Mr. Bayless was also an extremely knowledgeable antique collector and an accomplished woodworking craftsman. Mr. Bayless was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Elgin Bayless, Sr. and Gladys Howard Bayless. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, BenaŽ Bayless of Lakeland; their children, Thomas Rivers Bayless, Jr., of Hahira, Ga, Howard Dasher Bayless (Deanna) of Lakeland and Guy McCulley Bayless of Lakeland; grandchildren Leslie Bayless, Natalie Bayless, Carolyn Bayless, Richard MacŽ Bayless, Mary Bayless, Emily Bayless and Jacob Bayless; brother F. Elgin Bayless, Jr.,(Jeanne) of Sebring, Fl and their children. A celebration for the life of Mr. Bayless will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 6, 2011, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 202 S. Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland. Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, Lakeland Christian School Scholarship Fund or any charity of choice. Arrangements made by: HEATH FUNERAL CHAPEL Lakeland, Florida 33801 863-682-0111 THOMAS RIVERS BAYLESS Attorney OBITUARIES Tanglewood rocks in the New YearSEBRING With the s tart of the new year, the T anglewood Residents' C ancer Benefit kicks into h igh gear. Four intrepid souls have j oined with Alan Jay Kia to Rock in the New Year". F ran Williams, Mitzi Case, K ristie Plank and Neil S impson hope to rock all w eek (Jan. 3-7) in hopes of w inning the $1,000 grand p rize, which will go to the c ancer benefit. Tickets are still available f or the Paul Todd Concert b eing held at the T anglewood Clubhouse on J an. 20. Reserved seats are $ 12; general admission is $ 10. This amazing performa nce, sponsored by Edward J ones-Alan J. Holmes, is o pen to everyone in the H eartland. Tickets can be purchased a t Tanglewood (one-half m ile north of Walmart across f rom Denny's) from 9:30-10 M onday mornings and 3-4 T hursday afternoons. For m ore information, call Tom a t 385-7316. Make a New Year's Resolution to donate bloodDonating blood is not only s afe, simple and saves lives, b ut when you donate blood, y ou receive a mini physical t hat includes a cholesterol c heck as well. The Florida Blood C enters-Highlands blood m obile will be at Eye S pecialist of MidFlorida f rom 12-3 p.m. today, and at F irst Baptist Church of Lake J osephine from 4:30-7:30 p .m. All donors will receive a f ree movie ticket by mail. There is no upper age limit to donate blood. If you have questions on donating blood, call 382-4499.Celtic American Society meetsSEBRING The Celtic American Society of the Highlands will hold its monthly meeting today in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church of Sebring. Refreshments will be served at 6.30 p.m., followed promptly at 7 p.m. by the program. This will be presented by Hank Mattson, the Cracker Cowboy Poet. Tickets for the annual Burn's Night Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 29 and information regarding the expo will be available immediately after the program. For more information call Pat Vance at 453-3104.Recreation Club plans eventsSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club will host the following events this week: Today 1 p.m., pinochle; 1:15 p.m., nickel scrambles; 5:15 p.m., line dancing lessons; and 6:30 p.m., line dancing. Thursday -1 p.m., euchre; 3 p.m., ping pong; 7 p.m., bingo (and the next two Thursdays). Friday 12:30 p.m., bridge; 1:15 p.m., mini-shuffleboard tournament (and the next two Fridays). Saturday 1:15 p.m., Ice Cream Shuffleboard; 3 p.m., ping pong (all month long). For details, call (262) 2243819.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have a House Committee meeting at 7 p.m. today. The meeting is open to all Post members. Bar bingo will be played at 1 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will have music with Now and Then at 5:30 p.m. today. Men's Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 6995444. The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host karaoke with Double D from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke will be from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will have music by Uptown Country today. Early bird bingo is set for 6 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 465-2661. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge will have music by Larry Musgrave from 5-9 p.m. today. Moose game is set for 8 p.m. DD Karaoke will play from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. For more information and menu selection, call 655-3920.Kenilworth Neighborhood Watch group meets ThursdaySEBRING The Greater Kenilworth Neighborhood Watch will meet at the Military Sea Services Museum on the corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Roseland Avenue at 6 p.m. Thursday. All interested parties are welcome. There will be a video on telephone fraud. Free digital security lights will be offered to all who attend.Country music comes to Highlands Shrine ClubAVON PARK The public is invited to come out to hear some toe-tapping music weekly by two musical groups: Country Grass on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. (they play country and bluegrass music), and Just Country starting on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The club is at 2604 State Road 17 South. Refreshments provided for both events; donation $3 for single or $5 for couple. Any questions? Call 382-2208. Traumatic Brain Injury Group meets ThursdaySEBRING "New Beginnings," a support group for people dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury and their family members, will meet for a get-together at 6 p.m. Thursday at the office of H.A.L.L.O., 112 Medical Center Ave. Refreshments will be served. The goal of the group is to create a positive, supportive setting and experience in which the traumatic brain injured person can address physiosocial and adjustment issues related to their injury. The group is sponsored by Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. For any other information please call HALLO at 3851196, e-mail halloinc@embarqmail.com or write to H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Special to the News-SunThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has processed and decided more than 28,000 veterans' claims in the first six weeks of processing applications for disabilities due to the diseases related to exposure to the herbicides such as Agent Orange used during the Vietnam conflict. The new technology and improvements implemented by the VAis enabling claims processors to move more efficiently through the hurdles to process the benefits for affected Veterans. According to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, "We are also conducting significant outreach to Vietnam Veterans to encourage them to submit their completed application for this long-awaited benefit." The Veterans Affairs published a final regulation on Aug. 31 that allows veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam and who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, ischemic heart disease, or a B-cell (or hairy-cell) leukemia eligible to file a claims application for health care and disability compensation benefits. In order to file a claim through the local Veteran Services Office, Joseph A. Dionne, County Veteran Services officer, recommends that if the veteran has been treated for these diseases out of the VA's health system to gather t he medical records from the ir non-VAphysicians befo re calling for an appointme nt to see a service office r. Make sure you bring in your copy of the dischar ge papers (DD-214), copy of wedding certificate if ma rried, and copy of spou se and children's social secu rity numbers, if applicable. The VAhas created a program for the Vietna m veterans who are comput er users and who may fa ll under this new policy to fi le their own claims through a new VAWeb portal at www.fasttrack.va.go v Vietnam veterans are t he first users of this automat ed claims processing system VAhas made it easy f or physicians to supply t he clinical findings needed to approve the claim throug h the new Web portal. The se medical forms are availab le at www.vba.va.gov/disab ili tyexams The portal provid es information to guide vete rans through Web-bas ed menus to capture the nece ssary information and me dical evidence required f or faster claims decisions. While the new syste m currently is limited to the se three disabilities, usage w ill expand soon to inclu de claims for other condition s. VAhas begun collectin g data that recaps its progre ss in processing claims f or new Agent Orange benef its at www.vba.va.gov/VB A/ agentorange/reportcard/in d ex.html VA processes claims for new Agent Orange presumptives under new Fast Track Program Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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"I would like to have a member of council appointed to an annexation committee that could go out to talk to some of those along this route to show them what a good opportunity this is for them," Behrens said. Schuler asked if Behrens would be hands on with the project. "I plan on chairing this initiative," Behrens told council. "We are in the very preliminary stages, these maps have just been approved this week. All of the landowners have been identified, and the idea would be to put together all of the advantages to the landowners right now. What their water fees would be and what their fire assessments would be," Behrens said. "We will also get input from department heads as to what issues there might be," Behrens promised. "Is this something that needs to be? I mean I can see that it is important to have some of the staff and the department heads involved in this. Is this going to take away from what they are supposed to do on a daily basis?" Schuler asked. "I will see if there is an inte rest from any of the counc il members to see if anyo ne shows interest on being on t he annexation committee. I'll g et Cheryl (Tietjen, city clerk) to talk to them to see if th ey would like to be on the comm ittee and bring it back to t he council for a vote," Schul er said. Council member Bren da Gray asked if Behrens w as going to exercise the curre nt annexation covenants alread y approved by council. "Not all of the landowners o n this map have covenants. W e will have to look at each of these individually," Behre ns said. "The direction was out the re last year to move forward wi th annexation," Schuler point ed out. "Well, there has not been a whole lot of movement in th at area before now, and I was n ot here back then. Staff took it o n their own initiative to move o n this," Behrens said. Council voted 5-0 to appro ve Behrens'plans and to move fo rward with annexation, as lon g as the annexations are fina ncially viable for the city. Continued from page 1A "At this time, we have not made distribution of funds because we do not have interlocals in place," Gainer told the commission. Based on population and expenditure, in the 2010-11 budget, $256,732 was set aside for Avon Park; Sebring was allocated $189,632; and Lake Placid was budgeted for $114,310. Lake Placid has been the most vocal about the allocation of funds, and town council members Ray Royce and Deb ra Worley asked the commissio ners to make sure to follo w through with the plans for t he rest of the funds. Royce stated that just want to make sure that the "intent" is to look at this and make amen dments in the near future. Each municipality has to vote and sign the inter-loc al agreements before they com e into effect, and the coun ty promised to decide on a ne w policy to distribute the add itional funds within the next 6 0 days. Continued from page 1A Avon Park looking at annexation plans News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A von Park Relay for Life team representatives Pat Riley of Sebring Church of the Nazarene Food Pantry (from left); Fran Williams of Tanglewood Cancer Drive; Mitzi Case of Tanglewood; Doris Magowan of Ridge Area ARC; and cancer survivor Brenda Moore of Awesome Brenda And Team Extraordinaire are rocking for a good cause Tuesday morning at Alan Jay Kia in Sebring. Participants must rock continuously from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m thru Friday. A wards will be presented Saturday with $1,000 going to the winning team. The rocking chair endurance contest is a f undraising event to help raise money for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life. The upcoming Relay f or Life event is scheduled for March 12-13 at the Avon Park High School football field. Rocking for the Relay County doles out some money to municipalities for recreation N ebraska; and his kidneys two other c hildren. The irony is painful. One family's h eartbreak in 2010 means five other f amilies rejoiced in 2011. The organ donations were a brave a nd generous gift, given in the midst o f terrible pain and sorrow. Yilian Fraga, of Life Alliance in M iami, described the basic proced ure. When an individual becomes a p otential donor, the hospital notifies t he nearest organ collection organizat ion there are four regional centers i n Florida. The center sends a team to the hosp ital to determine the condition of t he organs and gather background i nformation. If the organs can be used, the team a lso approaches the potential donor's f amily, especially if the potential d onor left nothing in writing. Their task, Fraga said, is to help the family through their time of grief, and to facilitate the donation process if that is the family's wish. In turn, the local organization contacts the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which keeps the national register. From there a match is made. Fraga explained that matches are made based on genetic compatibility, seriousness of condition, or length of wait time. Another important factor is the distances involved. Aheart, once on its way to save a life, only has a fourhour window of viability. Fraga emphasized that organ donations do not disfigure the body, and that the donor is treated with respect throughout the process. Gregory's family is still reeling from his death. Friends have reached out to them so Gregory could be properly buried at Lakeview Memorial Gardens cemetery. One of those friends also called the News-Sun, hoping it would let the community know about how one very young child saved so many lives, and by extension, how valuable organ donations are. The News-Sun was also told by this individual (who asked not to be identified because they are not family) that the $5,000 cost of a headstone is out of the family's reach. Tubbs hopes for a three-plot memorial marker so her great-grandmother and son may lie side by side, with room for her when her time comes. Those who wish to help should contact Lakeview Memorial Gardens, at 854 Memorial Drive. The telephone number is 385-4942. For more information about donating organs go to www.donatelifeflorida.org. Continued from page 1A Baby will live on in five others

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Associated PressAIR FORCE ONE E nding a two-week vacation, P resident Barack Obama is a ppealing to newly-empowe red Republicans to resist j ockeying for the White H ouse in 2012 and work with h im to get the economy growi ng and the jobless back to w ork. Facing anything but a politi cal soft landing after his holi day stay in Hawaii, Obama t old reporters en route to the c apital Tuesday that he unders tands Republicans, who r ecaptured the House in last f all's elections, "are going to p lay to their base for a certain p eriod of time." "But I'm pretty confident t hat they're going to recogn ize that our job is to govern a nd make sure that we are d elivering jobs for the A merican people and that we a re creating a competitive e conomy for the 21st centur y," the president said. Not only does Obama face a n emboldened Republican c aucus in Congress, he also is c onfronting the first major s hake-up of his senior White H ouse staff. The first weeks of the new y ear will be an early test of h ow he will deal with a divide d Congress and whether he c an build on the victories he s ecured during the final days o f the lame-duck legislative s ession. And with a host of R epublicans readying to run f or his job, the administration w ill simultaneously be laying t he groundwork for Obama's r e-election bid, which will be o perated out of Chicago. Obama was arriving back i n Washington before midday T uesday, a day before lawm akers on Capitol Hill reconv ene. Republicans, having t aken control of the House a nd boosted their seats in the S enate, are promising to take a im at the president's agenda, f rom his spending plans to his h ealth care overhaul. And t hey're not wasting any time. Republicans in the House a re planning to vote on a full r epeal of Obama's health care l aw before the president's S tate of the Union address l ater this month. However, D emocrats will control the S enate and could thwart the r epeal drive. And Obama has p romised to veto a repeal if it r eaches his desk. Even so, R epublicans say they will try t o starve the overhaul of m oney and dismantle it piece b y piece. Obama will also face oppos ition on spending and the d ebt. Though the president h as said the nation's longt erm fiscal health must be a ddressed, he's warned that c utting spending now could b e disastrous for the fragile economic recovery. But conservative Republicans, including many newly elected members of Congress, want to cut spending immediately. The first test of how much Obama is willing to compromise with this wing of the GOPcomes in February, when lawmakers have to pass a massive spending bill to keep the government running. Obama said he hopes that House Speaker-designate John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell "will realize that there will be plenty of time to campaign for 2012 in 2012. And that our job this year is to make sure that we build on recovery." But 2012, nevertheless, is fast approaching, and he knows it. Senior adviser David Axelrod plans to head to Chicago this month, with Obama's 2008 campaign manager, David Plouffe, taking his place at the White House. More staff will follow Axelrod to Chicago, though aides have not yet been asked to commit to making the move. Obama is also considering naming former Commerce Secretary William Daley to a top White House job, possibly chief of staff, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. Daley, an executive at JPMorgan Chase, would bring extensive private sector experience to a White House seeking to counter the notion that the president is antibusiness. The person was not authorized to speak publicly on the manner and requested anonymity. After making only a few brief public appearances during his nearly two week family vacation, Obama eased back into the public eye on his final day in Hawaii. After an afternoon at the beach, Obama treated his friends and family to shave ice, a Hawaiian snow cone, stopping to shake hands and talk with people who had gathered near the Island Snow store that is a favorite of the Obamas. He also joined his family for an evening trip to the Honolulu Zoo. "You know, I think there's going to be politics. That's what happens in Washington. They are going to play to their base for a certain period of time. But I'm pretty confident that they're going to recognize that our job is to govern," Obama said to reporters traveling back to the capital with him on Air Force One. Another critical juncture could come as early as March, when lawmakers vote on whether to raise the debt ceiling. Some GOPlawmakers, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, have said they won't vote to raise the debt limit unless there is a plan in place for dealing with long-term obligations, including Social Security, and for returning to 2008 spending levels. With the debt ceiling at $14.3 trillion, and the debt at nearly $13.9 trillion and growing daily, White House economist Austan Goolsbee said that refusing to raise the limit would have a "catastrophic" impact on the economy. Despite Republican gains, Obama still holds some leverage namely a Democratic majority in the Senate that could counter Republican action in the House, and the veto power of the executive branch. He's also coming off a successful run in the final weeks of 2010, having secured wins on a tax compromise with Republicans, a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia and the repeal of the military's ban on openly gay service members. Still, Obama has said there is unfinished business he wants to address this year, including energy legislation and immigration reform, specifically the DREAM Act, which was defeated in Congress last month. He has said he'll make another go at the legislation, which would provide a path to citizenship for young people brought to the U.S. illegally if they go to college or join the military. White House officials say they also see some opportun ities to capitalize on th at momentum and work wi th Republicans, including o n looming trade deals wi th Colombia and Panama, an d the reauthorization of the N o Child Left Behind educatio n act. In an op-ed piece in T he Washington Post on Monda y, Education Secretary Ar ne Duncan said lawmakers fro m both parties are already wor king together to draft a rea uthorization, and said, "fe w areas are more suited f or bipartisan action than educ ation reform." Preparations are under w ay for a busy month for Obam a, including visits from at lea st two allies. Obama will ho st French President Nicol as Sarkozy on Jan. 10, said a senior administration offici al who confirmed the visit o n condition of anonymi ty because it had not yet be en announced by the Whi te House. In addition, Chine se President Hu Jintao will be in Washington for a state visit o n Jan. 19. Obama will deliver h is State of the Union addre ss later this month, in whi ch he'll outline his agenda f or the year, including proposa ls for deficit reduction. Change will be coming to the White House. Obam a spent some of his Hawaii an holiday reviewing a sta ff restructuring review led b y interim chief of staff Pe te Rouse. While officials have ca utioned that there won't be sweeping changes througho ut the West Wing, some shif ts will be made quickly after t he president's return to Washington. Obama is likely to name a new director of the Nation al Economic Council later th is week or early next week. T op contenders to replace t he departed Lawrence Summe rs are Treasury Department of ficial Gene Sperling, inves tment banker Roger Altm an and Yale University Preside nt Richard Levin. Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011www.newssun.com STAINMASTERBRAVADO TEXTURE$330sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERIMPECCABLE PLUSH$379sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERWESTMINSTERBERBER$359sq ft installed w/pad POWER ALLEYPLUSH$259sq ft installed w/pad EVANSTONBERBER12x15 Ft$225sq ft installed w/padAREA RUGS TOO! TARKETT LAMINATE$199sq ft Visit Our 10,000 sq ft Showroom and See For Yourself Today! Stainmaster CARPET SALE OUTDOOR CARPET69¢sq ft FORTHENEWYEAR! obstruction without violence. Dominic Trevel Williams, 22, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. The following people were booked into Highlands County Jail on Friday, Dec. 31: Walter Anthony Campbell, 26, of Avon Park, was charged with burglary with assault or battery; lewd, lascivious behavior, molested victim under 12 years of age, offender 18 years of age or older; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Samantha Elizabeth Dunn, 35, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, felony battery by strangulation; domestic violence or cruelty toward child, act that could result in physical or mental injury; and domestic violence or aggravated battery, person using a deadly weapon. Shawn Matthew Edmondson, 26, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court for non-support, two counts. Wadson Merancin, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Dec. 30: Sonya Lynn Brasfield, 30, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cannabis. Melissa Jean Qualls, 37, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny or grand theft, two counts; fraud or swindling to obtain property; and fraud, money laundering. Melissa Carol Tanksley, 29, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence; and withholding support, nonsupport of children or spouse. Mark Raymond Wagner, 33, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; cruelty toward child, act that could result in mental or physical injury; possession of controlled substance without prescription; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Harry Virgal Yaney, 42, of Lorida, was charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER Back from vacation, Obama exhorts Republicans to put politics aside Kent Nishimura/Abaca Press/MCT U.S. President Barack Obama jokes with Island Snow store employee Renee at Kailua Beach Center in Kailua, Hawaii, on Dec. 27.

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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 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 Michala k As Deputy Cler k IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. 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 Whitloc k As Deputy Cler k 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 clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 29th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. January 5, 12, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE #: 2010-CA-001188 DIVISION 3: UNC: Wachovia Bank, National Association, as Successor by Merger to First Union National Bank of Florida, Plaintiff, -vs.Joseph S. Orday a/k/a Joseph Orday; Evelyn Marie Orday a/k/a Evelyn M. Orday; Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to Wachovia Bank, National Association, Successor in Interest to First National Bank; The Estate of Shirley Ann Tillman a/k/a Shirley Tillman, Deceased; Mary Alice Merchant; Robert Duane Tillman; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors, Lienors and Trustees of Shirley A. Tillman a/k/a Shirley Tillman, Deceased, and all other Persons Claiming By, Through, Under and Against the Named Defendants(s); Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; 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 Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: The Estate of Shirley Ann Tillman a/k/a Shirley Tillman, Deceased; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: N/A and Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors, Lienors and Trustees of Shirley Ann Tillman a/k/a Shirley Tillman, Deceased, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: N/A Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florid,a more particularly described as follows: LOTS 34 AND 35, LAKE CHARLOTTE SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 162 Orday Road, Sebring FL 33872. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the 164.46 FEET TO A POINT; ----N45 DEGREES 11'62'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 54.02 FEET TO A POINT; N81 DEGREES 61'13'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 169.97 FEET TO A POINT; S63 DEGREES 00'58'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 232.42 FEET TO A POINT; N84 DEGREES 69'22'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 160.14 FEET TO A POINT; N37 DEGREES 03'19'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 470.83 FEET TO A POINT; S81 DEGREES 07'26'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 742.85 FEET TO A POINT; N59 DEGREES 08'10'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 807.62 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, AND THE POINT-OF-TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT. a/k/a 3000 SIMONE BLVD LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if an, to it, on Diana Chung, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 either on or before January 31, 2011. and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 10th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk January 5, 12, 2011 1050LegalsCOMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 1; THENCE BEAR N 00DEGREES 30'32'' E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.23 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N 89DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 3056.61 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; THENCE BEAR THE FOLLOWING BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ALONG SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT: S08 DEGREES 54'09'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 266.26 FEET TO A POINT; S39 DEGREES 34'01'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 191.60 FEET TO A POINT; S26 DEGREES 14'39'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 214.13 FEET TO A POINT; S33 DEGREES 09'48'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 126.94 FEET TO A POINT; S54 DEGREES 34'35'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 60.99 FEET TO A POINT; S72 DEGREES 50'41'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 105.22 FEET TO A POINT; S89 DEGREES 44'11'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 360.18 FEET TO A POINT; S75 DEGREES 06'10'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 241.98 FEET TO A POINT; S14 DEGREES 65'30'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 107.03 FEET TO A POINT; S05 DEGREES 22'55'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 287.70 FEET TO A POINT; S24 DEGREES 07'15'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 163.72 FEET TO A POINT; S00 DEGREES 12'05'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 252.14 FEET TO A POINT; S26 DEGREES 49'52'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 152.10 FEET TO A POINT; S10 DEGREES 10'09'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 301.16 FEET TO A POINT; S07 DEGREES 50'61'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 123.66 FEET TO A POINT; S32 DEGREES 17'50'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 329.78 FEET TO A POINT; N84 DEGREES 26'35'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 73.66 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 186.68 FEET. A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 31 DEGREES 53'29'', A CHORD BEARING OF S63 DEGREES 11'51'' W AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 102.67 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 103.91 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 143.13 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 69 DEGREES 25'14'', A CHORD BEARING OF S12 DEGREES 32'29'' W AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 163.01 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 173.42 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE BEAR: S22 DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 309.76 FEET TO A POINT; S08 DEGREES 54'55' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 292.18 FEET TO A POINT; S08 DEGREES 06'57'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.17 FEET TO A POINT; S33 DEGREES 10'02'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 134.22 FEET TO A POINT; S02 DEGREES 12'00'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 268.15 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 139.87 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 70 DEGREES 02'46'', A CHORD BEARING OF S30 DEGREES 33' 27'' E AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 160.54 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 170.99 FEET TO THE POINT-OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 111.85 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 64 DEGREES 56'11'', A CHORD BEARING OF N81 DEGREES 57'04'' E AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 120.09 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 126.77 FEET TO A POINT-OF-REVERSE-CURVATURE OF OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 136.53 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 49 DEGREES 46'36'', A CHORD BEARING OF N74 DEGREES 21'46'' E AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 114.88 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 118.57 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE BEAR: S80 DEGREES 45'26'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 260.64 FEET TO A POINT; N86 DEGREES 48'44'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 483.65 FEET TO A POINT; N70 DEGREES 19'52'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 166.64 FEET TO A POINT; N52 DEGREES 33'36'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 144.46 FEET TO A POINT; N51 DEGREES 17'35'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 134.00 FEET TO A POINT; N17 DEGREES 08'51'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 46.36 FEET TO A POINT; N14 DEGREES 44'47'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 203.88 FEET TO A POINT; N02 DEGREES 40'47'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 137.08 FEET TO A POINT; N07 DEGREES 19'26'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 10001206GCS SUNTRUST BANK, INC., Plaintiff, vs. LANDRY CHERON, JR., et. al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CARLINE VALLES A/K/A CARLINE VALLEZ Whose residence is: 3000 SIMONE BLVD., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 & 13733 SW 157TH ST., MIAMI, FL 33177 If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against CARLINE VALLES A/K/A CARLINE VALLEZ and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described herein. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION AS EXHIBIT ``A'' EXHIBIT ``A'' PARCEL 27: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 12; THENCE BEAR S00 DEGREES 03'13'' W, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 12 FOR A DISTANCE OF 304.30 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR S89 DEGREES 10'08'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 1552.52 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING; THENCE BEAR S88 DEGREES 52'12'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 923.33 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N26 DEGREES 14'39'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 188.11 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N39 DEGREES 34'01'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 191.60 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N08 DEGREES 54' 09'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 266.25 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N 89DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 678.87 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR S00 DEGREES 03'13'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 561.22 FEET TO THE POINT -OF-BEGINNING. CONTAINING 10.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF RECORD. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED EASEMENTS: A 50.00 FEET PERPETUAL NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY, INGRESS, EGRESS AND REGRESS LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS THE WEST 50.00 FEET OF SAID SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND: BEING 70.00 FEET EASEMENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INGRESS, EGRESS, UTILITIES AND DRAINAGE, LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING THE EAST 70.00 FEET OF SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND: LYING IN SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING 35.00 FEET ON EITHER SIDE OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 1; THENCE BEAR N 00DEGREES 30'32'' E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.23 FEET TO THE POINT-0F-BEGINNING OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; THENCE BEAR N89 DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 6288.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, AND THE POINT-OF-TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; AND: LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING 35.00 FEET ON EITHER SIDE OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: The date of the first publication of this Notice is January 5, 2011. Person Giving Notice /s/ Scott Gerald Doney 3400 Crystal Hill Drive Cedar Park, TX 78613 Attorney for Person Giving Notice /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 January 5, 12, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-507 IN RE: ESTATE OF RALPH J. DONEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of RALPH J. DONEY, deceased, File Number PC 10-507, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the total cash value of nonexempt assets in the estate are $37,216.67, and the value of exempt homestead real property is $110,126.00. The names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name & Address SCOTT GERAL DONEY 3400 Crystal Hill Drive Cedar Park, TX 78613 EXEMPT HOMESTEAD REAL PROPERTY: Each as to an undivided 1/3 interest in: Lot 12, of WILLOW GATE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 15, Page 27, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. BRIAN RANDOLPH DONEY 1702 Session Walk Hoffman Estates, IL 60195 & TODD L.W. DONEY 84 Myersville Road Gillette, NJ 07933 NON EXEMPT ASSETS: Each as to a 1/3 interest in: Wachovia Bank, Account No. XXXXXXXXX0638, valued at $37,216.67, plus accrued interest. A LL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary A dministration must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.732 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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December 29, 2010; January 5, 2011***************************************** 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 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 10-442 GCS WAUCHULA STATE BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. SANTIAGO PEREZ, BEATRIZ PEREZ and VICTOR PEREZ, 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: 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 Clerk December 29, 2010; January 5, 2011 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 FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-500 IN RE: ESTATE OF GERALDINE QUINN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration had been entered in the estate of GERALDINE QUINN, deceased, File Number PC 10-500, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was October 23, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $15,200.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Adddress SUZANNE HOLMES 1505 Camphor Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 5, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Suzanne Holmes 1505 Camphor Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: / s/ William J. Nielander WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com January 5, 12, 2011 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Coming off an extended break, one never quite knows what to expect, especially if the team went into the break in not so great a shape. "We hadn't been playing well and I really wasn't happy with the direction we were going," Sebring head coach Mike Lee said. "We changed things up a bit and I'm happy with how we responded." That response was a 41-26 win over visiting, cross-county rival Lake Placid. The Dragons have also been going through some tough times, but are taking steps in the right direction as well. "It's baby steps but there is progress," head coach Shondra LeGree said afterward. "We played them a lot better than the last time, but we did beat ourselves." Both teams stepped up the defense early on, paving the way to a 6-5 Lake Placid edge after the first period. The second period also saw a total of 11 points put up, but it was Sebring accounting for eight of those as the Dragon offense struggled. "We weren't showing patience," LeGree said. "We want to pass the ball around until we get the open shot, but a lot of times, after just one or two passes they felt they needed to shoot." Shannon Williams and Shalontay Rose each scored three in the frame with April Wallace adding a deuce inside for a 13-9 Blue Streak lead at the half. Sebring looked ready to blow it open early in the third, with Williams hitting a 12-foot jumper and a leaner, with Allie Mann hitting one from beyond the arc. Arnetia Gobourne, however, hit a 15footer and a three and Bria Wilson hit from three-point distance as well to keep Lake Placid within striking distance. But an inside hoop from Williams, a full-court drive from Rose and a lefty lay-up from Alexxis Harris pushed it to 26-17 by the end of the quarter. The Dragons would hang around and keep the margin right around 10, closing to 32-24 midway through the fourth on another Wilson trey. But a bucket in the paint from Carly Hoffner and a jumper from Harris got the lead back into double figures and after a Stephiney Smith follow had it back at 10, Rose canned a three and Williams banked in a baby hook to provide for the final margin. "We needed this," Lee said. "Lake Placid has some good size and coach LeGree does a great job with them. But we played with a lot of defensive energy and got a good overall effort from everyone." The Lady Dragons were right back in action, hosting Mulberry Tuesday night, while the Streaks have until Friday to gear up for a district contest at Liberty.Blue Streak boys bounce backStill somewhat short-handed, Sebring looked to get back on the winning track Monday at Frostproof after a tough time at last week's Taveniere Tournament. Things weren't encouraging early on as the Streaks looked to atone for a onepoint loss to the Bulldogs last Monday, but found themselves down by seven after one and 12 at the half. But on the backs of Toby Solebello and Matt Taylor, Sebring roared out of the half and rode a 25-12 edge in the third to take a 38-37 lead heading into the final eight minutes. Frostproof would fight back to a 4 040 tie early in the fourth, but wouldn 't draw even or take a lead the rest of t he way in the Streaks'56-49 win. After having combined for 11 poin ts in the first half, Solebello and Tayl or totaled a whopping 34 second-ha lf points to spur the comeback. Solebello finished with 26 and Tayl or 20. Sebring next takes the cou rt Thursday, hosting district foe Hain es City. Sebring boys come back to top Frostproof By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Stand-out A von Park athlete Alonzo R obertson was clumsy as a k id, more likely than not to f all into mud puddles and p lay in the dirt. He made such a mess, his u ncle nicknamed him "Stick" b ecause he never seemed to b e clean, said Lisa Pough, R obertson's mother. "Alonzo's hands were a lways dirty," she said. Peanut butter, jam, mustard. H e always had s omething s ticky on his h ands. His u ncle started c alling him Stick'when he w as about 2y ears-old." Robertson's c arelessness n early got him k illed. He wand ered into the street one day a nd was hit by a moving v ehicle. "Acar knocked me down," R obertson said. "I had s cratches on my nose, all o ver my face." When asked if the experie nce taught him anything, he r eplied with no hesitation, "I l earned to look both ways b efore I crossed the street. "I could have been killed," h e added. "Maybe it knocked the clumsiness out of me and helped me become a better athlete." Robertson doesn't really think getting hit by a car is what led him to become one of the area's top athletes. His athleticism is in his genes and he came by it naturally. His mom competed at state in track and field, and uncles, Larry and Charlie Pough, were top-notch basketball players. "One of my uncles was a really good baseball player," Robertson said. "He could have made the big leagues." Robertson was a key player for the Avon Park basketball team last spring, helping the Red Devils reach the state semifinals in Lakeland. The 6-foot-3 forward's success carried over to the fall, where he became a force for the Avon Park football team. Avon Park head football coach Andy Bonjokian focused the former offensiveminded wide receiver onto defense this year and Robertson hit his stride. He became a terror to opposing teams. Tackle after tackle behind the line of scrimmage racked up an impressive amount of lost yardage. Opposing quarterbacks had to hurry passes as Robertson became a sacking machine. "We had played him in certain defensive situations before, because he has such tremendous ability," Bonjokian said. "But as much as we threw to him as a junior, we didn't want to overextend him too much. "This year he was definitely up for it. He loves the game and is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team. He was fortunate in that he had some very good positional coaches and he did a good job of pushing himself." Robertson's hard work paid off. He was one of two ar ea players chosen to play for t he South All Stars in the 56 th annual Florida Athlet ic Coaches Associatio n North/South All Star Footba ll Classic at Firemen's Field. The South wound up wi th SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, January 5, 2011NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B News-Sun Photo by KATE ROWLAND Avon Park's Alonzo Robertson, No. 33, was a defensive force in a 27-0 victory in the FACA North/South All Star Football Classic on Dec. 22. Proud family members joined him on Firemen's Field after the game, including father, Alonzo Robertson Sr., mother Lisa Pough, and brother Chasmun Pough, holding his 2-year-old son, Zion. Grandmother Armetta Robertson was also at the game and said, "I'm very proud of my only grandson." Red Devil Alonzo Robertson's talent is no accident Peanut butter, jam, mustard. He always had something sticky on his hands.'LISAPOUGH Robertson's mother See STICK, page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lake Placid's Stephiney Smith heads up court on a fast break in Monday's game at Sebring. The Lady Streaks outlasted the visiting Dragons 41-26 in the cross-county contest. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Allie Mann lofts up a three attempt Monday night in Sebring's win over Lake Placid. Mann would connect on two from downtown. Lady Streaks too much for Dragons Special to the News-SunOKEECHOBEE The E verStart Series is headed to L ake Okeechobee Thursday t hrough Saturday, Jan. 6-8 f or the first of four stops in t he Southeast Division. As many as 300 pro and c o-anglers will be competing f or top awards up to $35,000 p lus a Ranger boat with an E vinrude or Mercury outb oard for the pro and a R anger boat with an E vinrude or Mercury outboard plus $5,000 for the coangler. "The fishing is going to be unbelievable," said pro Koby Kreiger of Okeechobee, who has finished in the top-10 the last two years on Lake Okeechobee. "The cold front that was here last week will be gone so water temperatures should start warming up and fish should be very active, some should be spawning. "The entire lake is fishing really well; clear water around the shoals and south has been the most consistent. Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper and Ouzo Baits Riptail Minnow should work beautifully in this tournament. I think this is going to be the best tournament FLW has ever had on Lake Okeechobee." Anglers will take off from C. Scott Driver Park located at 10100 W. Highway 78 in Okeechobee at 7:30 each morning. Weigh-ins will be held at C. Scott Driver Park beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thur. and Fri. and the Walmart store located at 2101 S. Parrott Ave. in Okeechobee on Sat. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. For more informantion, contact the Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council at 863-763-3959 or online at tourism@co.okeechobee.fl.us Everstart Series starts in Okeechobee Photo courtesy of WikiMedia.o rg The shores of Lake Okeechobee will serve as the starting point of the 2011 Everstart Fishing Series this week.

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Umpire Clinic coming upSEBRING Amandatory umpire's clinic will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Highlands County Sports Complex located on Sheriff's Tower Road in Sebring. If you are an umpire, you must attend this clinic for necessary training. All umpires must be certified to participate in the upcoming leagues. Certification fee is $50. If you are interested in becoming an umpire, please call Dan Jamison for more information. Open registration for ALLadult softball players, men and women, is ongoing. Registration is for next year's leagues. If you are interested in playing organized softball, please sign up at the Highlands County Sports Complex. For more information, please contact Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex (863) 402-6755.New Year Golf BenefitSEBRING ANew Year's golf tournament to benefit Eddie Bateman will tee off Saturday, Jan. 15 on the Deer Run course at Sun N Lake. The four-person scramble format will kick off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $55 per person/$220 per team. There are also sponsorships available. AGold sponsorship is $1,000 and gets four hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ASilver sponsorship is $500 and includes two hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ABronze sponsorship gets two hole signs and a banner and a single hole sponsorship, for $100, gets one hole sign. There are also single sponsor donations available for $25. For more information, contact Jady Prescott at 381-2117 or jady_52@hotmail.com .Panther Volleyball CampAVONPARK The South Florida Community College Volleyball program will be hosting a four week training camp running from Jan. 6-Feb. 3 for players from 6th to 12th grade. The camp will meet Tuesday's and Thursday's from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and provides individual skill development and basic tactics in a positive learning environment. All campers will receive individual and team instruction from Coach Kim Crawford and members of the 2010-11 Lady Panthers. Crawford is a three-time college AllAmerican and played professionally in Europe, on the Bud Light Professional Beach Tour for Team Nike and on the Pro California Grass Tour. She has been trained by many Olympic coaches and looks forward to sharing her vast volleyball knowledge with all camp participants. The camp cost is $100 and is limited to the first 30 to register. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu and select the volleyball site. Click on "volleyball camp," print out Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms. Mail Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms as indicated on application form, or bring to t he Cashier's Office in Building B. For more information, contact t he SFCC Athletic Department at the follow ing campus phone numbers at extensio n 7037 Avon Park/Sebring, 784-703 7; Lake Placid, 465-5300; DeSoto, 49 47500; Hardee, 773-2252; or ema il kim.crawford@southflorida.edu .KOC Free Throw ChampionshipsSEBRING All boys and girls ages 1 014 are invited to participate in the loc al level of competition for the 2011 Knigh ts of Columbus Free Throw Championship The local competition will be held o n Saturday, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Highlands County Family YMCA located 100 YMCALn., off of Hammo ck Road. The Knights of Columbus Free Thro w Championship is sponsored annuall y, with winners progressing through loca l, district, and state competitions. International championships a re announce by the K of C internation al headquarters based on scores from t he state-level competitions. All boys and girls will compete in the ir respective age and gender division s, based on their age as of January 1, 2011 All contestants on the local level a re recognized for their participation. Since it beginning in 1972, over 2 .5 million youths have participated in t he contest. For entry forms or additional inform ation contact: Justin Platt at (863) 44 62171, or by email at jplatt23@msn.com Participants may also register throug h their schools or at the court on the day of competition. Participants are required to furnish a birth certificate or passport as proof of age, and written parental consent prior to participation.Panther 5KAVON PARK The second annu al South Florida Community Colle ge Panther 5K Run/Walk has been plann ed for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFC C Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and B ill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring t he event, and proceeds benefit the college 's intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5 K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $2 5 from Feb. 17 through the day of the rac e. Students with a current I.D. may regi ster for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-F it long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be gua ranteed for those who enter after Feb. 17 Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race d ay in the parking lot in front of the SFC C University Center. The race begins at 8 a.m. Entry forms are available online at www.southflorida.edu/panther5k Participants can mail their copies an d entry fees to the SFCC Foundation, In c., 13 East Main Street, Avon Park, F L 33825; or fax forms to 863-453-8023 an d call 863-453-3133 with credit card info rmation. For more information about the SFC C Panther 5K, call the SFCC Foundation at 863-453-3133. The Foundation will be closed for wi nter break Saturday, Dec. 18 throug h Tuesday, Jan. 4. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA y-New England1420.875518313 x-N.Y. Jets1150.688367304 Miami790.438273333 Buffalo4120.250283425 South WLTPctPFPA y-Indianapolis1060.625435388 Jacksonville880.500353419 Houston6100.375390427 Tennessee6100.375356339 North WLTPctPFPA y-Pittsburgh1240.750375232 x-Baltimore1240.750357270 Cleveland5110.313271332 Cincinnati4120.250322395 West WLTPctPFPA y-Kansas City1060.625366326 San Diego970.563441322 Oakland880.500410371 Denver4120.250344471NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA y-Philadelphia1060.625439377 N.Y. Giants1060.625394347 Dallas6100.375394436 Washington6100.375302377 South WLTPctPFPA y-Atlanta1330.813414288 x-New Orleans1150.688384307 Tampa Bay1060.625341318 Carolina2140.125196408 North WLTPctPFPA y-Chicago1150.688334286 x-Green Bay1060.625388240 Detroit6100.375362369 Minnesota6100.375281348 West WLTPctPFPA y-Seattle790.438310407 St. Louis790.438289328 San Francisco6100.375305346 Arizona5110.313289434 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Sunday's Games Oakland 31, Kansas City 10 Tampa Bay 23, New Orleans 13 New England 38, Miami 7 Detroit 20, Minnesota 13 Atlanta 31, Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 41, Cleveland 9 N.Y. Jets 38, Buffalo 7 Baltimore 13, Cincinnati 7 San Francisco 38, Arizona 7 San Diego 33, Denver 28 Green Bay 10, Chicago 3 Houston 34, Jacksonville 17 N.Y. Giants 17, Washington 14 Dallas 14, Philadelphia 13 Indianapolis 23, Tennessee 20 Seattle 16, St. Louis 6 End of Regular Season WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 8 New Orleans at Seattle, 4:30 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 Baltimore at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m. DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 15 Indianapolis, Kansas City or Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. Green Bay, New Orleans or Seattle at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 Philadelphia, New Orleans or Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets, Kansas City or Baltimore at New England, 4:30 p.m. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 23 NFC, 3 p.m. AFC, 6:30 p.m. PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 30 AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston267.788 New York1914.5767 Philadelphia1321.3821312Toronto1122.33315 New Jersey925.2651712Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami279.750 Orlando2212.6474 Atlanta2214.6115 Charlotte1121.34414 Washington824.25017 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago2210.688 Indiana1418.4388 Milwaukee1318.419812Detroit1123.32412 Cleveland826.23515WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio294.879 Dallas258.7584 New Orleans2114.6009 Houston1618.4711312Memphis1519.4411412Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah2411.686 Oklahoma City2312.6571 Denver2013.6063 Portland1816.529512Minnesota926.25715 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers2311.676 Phoenix1418.4388 Golden State1321.38210 L.A. Clippers1024.29413 Sacramento724.2261412___ Sunday's Games New York 98, Indiana 92 Atlanta 107, L.A. Clippers 98 Boston 93, Toronto 79 Dallas 104, Cleveland 95 Portland 100, Houston 85 Sacramento 94, Phoenix 89 Memphis 104, L.A. Lakers 85 Monday's Games Miami 96, Charlotte 82 Orlando 110, Golden State 90 Boston 96, Minnesota 93 New Orleans 84, Philadelphia 77 Denver 113, Houston 106 Utah 102, Detroit 97 Tuesday's Games Milwaukee at Miami, late San Antonio at New York, late Toronto at Chicago, late Oklahoma City at Memphis, late Portland at Dallas, late Atlanta at Sacramento, late Detroit at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesday's Games Toronto at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Chicago at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Orlando, 7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Portland at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Utah, 9 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia2410553131104 Pittsburgh251235312794 N.Y. Rangers2215347119103 N.Y. Islanders121963089120 New Jersey102622268122 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston211164811085 Montreal211634510096 Ottawa161953790121 Buffalo1618436105114 Toronto142043290113 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay2311551121122 Washington2312551120106 Atlanta2115648131125 Carolina1815541111115 Florida181723810295WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit2410553133110 St. Louis2013545101104 Chicago2117345128118 Nashville19136449593 Columbus2016343101114 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver25855513195 Colorado2014545132125 Minnesota181554198112 Calgary1819339107115 Edmonton121873195126 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas2313450114111 San Jose2114547118112 Anaheim2117446109119 Los Angeles221614511696 Phoenix1713842106113 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sunday's Games Atlanta 4, Montreal 3, OT Florida 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Philadelphia 3, Detroit 2 Dallas 4, St. Louis 2 Nashville 4, Columbus 1 Minnesota 6, Phoenix 5, OT Vancouver 2, Colorado 1 Anaheim 2, Chicago 1 Monday's Games Boston 2, Toronto 1 Florida 4, Carolina 3, OT N.Y. Islanders 5, Calgary 2 Chicago 4, Los Angeles 3 Vancouver 4, San Jose 3 Tuesday's Game Minnesota at New Jersey, late Tampa Bay at Washington, late Buffalo at Colorado, late Detroit at Edmonton, late Columbus at Phoenix, late Wednesday's Games Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Nashville at Anaheim, 10 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with LHP Pedro Feliciano on a two-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERSAgreed to terms with C Miguel Olivo and SS Brendan Ryan on two-year contracts. Designated RHP Anthony Varvaro for assignment. TEXAS RANGERSAgreed to terms with RHP Brandon Webb and LHP Arthur Rhodes on a one-year contracts. Designated C Max Ramirez and LHP Clay Rapada for assignment. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERSAgreed to terms with RHP Tim Redding on a minor league contract. NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with LHP Chris Capuano and RHP Taylor Buchholz on one-year contracts. Designated RHP Ryota Igarashi for assignment. SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with INF/OF Brad Hawpe on a one-year contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association LOS ANGELES CLIPPERSWaived C Jarron Collins.FOOTBALLNational Football League CINCINNATI BENGALSSigned FB James Develin, OT Andrew Gardner, S Cary Harris, G Otis Hudson and DE James Ruffin from the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNSFired coach Eric Mangini. DALLAS COWBOYS_Agreed to terms with G Travis Bright. Signed WR Troy Bergeron, T Robert Brewster, DE Alex Daniels, WR Jeff Moturi, TE Jason Pociask, LB Kelvin Smith, CB Ross Weaver to their reserve future list. DENVER BRONCOSSigned LB Dominic Douglas, RB Jeremiah Johnson, RB Brandon Minor, S Nick Polk, WR Eron Riley and DL Mitch Unrein to future contracts. HOUSTON TEXANSFired defensive coordinator Frank Bush, secondary coach David Gibbs, linebackers coach Johnny Holland and assistant linebackers coach Robert Saleh. MINNESOTA VIKINGSReached agreement with interim coach Leslie Frazier to become permanent coach. SAN DIEGO CHARGERSFired special teams coach Steve Crosby. SEATTLE SEAHAWKSSigned WR Mike Williams to a three-year contract extension. United Football League OMAHA NIGHTHAWKSFired coach Jeff Jagodzinski. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid FRIDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m; Boys Soccer at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m TUESDAY,Jan.11: Boys Basketball at Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs. Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Haines City,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Haines City, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Poinciana,6:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting hosts meet,5 p.m. FRIDAY: Girls Basketball at Liberty,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Haines City,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Frostproof Duals,10 a.m. Walker THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at Victory Christian,6 p.m.; Boys Basketball at Victory Christian,7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Heartland Christian,6:30/8 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.11: Boys Basketball at All Saints,7 p.m.; Girls Basketball at All Saints, 5:30 p.m. Heartland Christian THURSDAY: JV Basketball vs.Moore Haven,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Walker Memorial,6:30/8 p.m. MONDAY: JV Basketball at West Glades,4:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.11: Boys Basketball at Haven Christian,7:30 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Lake Region, 6:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Hardee,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Hardee,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at A.J.Jones Tournament,Osceola,10 a.m. N N H H L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NP P R R E E M M I I E E R R L L E E A A G G E E S S O O C C C C E E R R W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Arsenal vs. Manchester City . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2H H I I G G H H S S C C H H O O O O L L 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 7 7 p p . m m . Under Armour All-America Game. . . E E S S P P 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 . Alabama-Birmingham at Duke . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Memphis at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . Xavier at Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Northwestern at Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . GoDaddy.com Bowl Miami of Ohio vs. Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . EuroPGA Africa Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 6 6 p p . m m . PGA Hyundai Tournament of Champs . 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 7 7 p p . m m . LSU at South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NN N B B A A W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Lakers at Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Oklahoma City at Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011Page 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 Now that Brad Keselowskis Dodge is sponsored by Miller Lite, Roger Penske has agreed to let the 25-year-old drink again. Kevin Harvick reportedly gives wife DeLana yet another “resuit for Christmas. New marketing research indicates that “ve straight Sprint Cup championships by Jimmie Johnson have actually cost NASCAR less than 100 million fans. As these words were written, Robby Gordon was still racing in Argentina and Chile, hoping to “nd the way to Dakar. During his racing vacation in Australia, Tony Stewart has had at least a dozen local fans say to him: You call that a knife? Thats not a knife. This is a knife.Ž Sources close to Dale Earnhardt Jr. deny rumors that the third-generation driver is spending the offseason somewhere in Tibet meditating with an obscure mystic who has ties to Amp Energy Drink. Jeremy May“eld “les notice to appeal the 2009 misdemeanor drug conviction of San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum. Lincecum counter“les on the grounds that May“eld should just let it go, dude.Ž The NCAA announces it is replacing the Bowl Championship Series with a Chase format in”uenced by NASCAR and Dancing With the Stars.Ž Trying desperately to “nd sponsorship for 2011, Sam Hornish Jr. puts together a stand-up routine and books the Improv on a Tuesday night. NASCAR announces a new championship format for the Nationwide Series in which no one with a top-10 “nish can possibly win.„ Monte Dutton Whos hot: The sponsorship of Miller Lite will enhance Brad Keselowskis visibility. ... Likewise with Kevin Harvick competing for Budweiser. Whos not: Sam Hornish Jr. is set to run the “ rst “ ve Sprint Cup races but needs sponsorship to compete. ... Terry Labonte needs sponsorship if he is compete this year with owner Billy Stavola. KeselowskiA few late-breaking items for the fansKyle Busch married Samantha Sarcinella, 24, in Chicago on New Years Eve at the Holy Name Cathedral. The wedding reception was held at Chicago Cultural Center. The couple then embarked on a two-week honeymoon, after which they will return to their home in Mooresville, N.C. The couple met in Indianapolis in 2007. The new Mrs. Busch is a Purdue University graduate. Kyle and brother Kurt are natives of Las Vegas. Tony Stewart is once again racing sprint cars in Australia. In a Dec. 30 race at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway, Stewart “nished third in the main event behind winner Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz.Sam Hornish Jr. and wife Crystal are the proud parents of Eliza Jo Hornish, born on Dec. 28.According to Nielsen research, the median age of NASCAR fans is the highest of American mainstream sports: NBA 39.3, NHL 43.4, NFL 46.0, MLB 51.4 and NASCAR, 51.6.The yellow lineŽ at Daytona International Speedway is now a double yellow line. The second stripe has been added to the inside of the previous line in the aftermath of the tracks repaving.The engine rule for the Daytona 500 is different from the other 35 races, given the crowded schedule of events. Teams must run the same engine from Saturdays (Feb. 6) first practice session through the Gatorade Duel 150-mile qualifying races (Feb. 12). If a team makes a change, it must start at the rear of the Duel field. After the Duel, a team can make an engine change before the final (Happy Hour) practice session. After that, if an engine change is made, the driver must start at the rear of the Daytona 500 field.The Daytona 500 winner receives the Harley J. Earl Trophy, named after the famed General Motors designer, who was a close friend of NASCAR founder William H.G. France. The winning crew chief receives the Cannonball Baker Trophy, and the winning owner gets the Governors Cup.The Daytona 500 has been shortened by rain four times: 1965 (won by Fred Lorenzen), 1966 (Richard Petty), 2003 (Michael Waltrip) and 2009 (Matt Kenseth). „ Monte Dutton V E R S U SThese two famously had their differences in 2010, and Harvick hasnt forgotten the Logano remark suggesting that Harvicks wife, DeLana, wears the firesuit in the family.Ž If Logano blossoms into a Chase contender, the rivalry could intensify. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: If Logano can perform as well in 2011s first 26 races as he did during the 2010 Chase, watch out.ŽKEVIN HARVICK VS. JOEY LOGANO Kevin Harvick Logano By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekOne of NASCARs great mysteries is why Brad Keselowski, the Nationwide Series champion, was barely a factor in the Sprint Cup Series last year. Keselowski, remarkably consistent in the so-called support series, finished a lowly 25th in Cup points, never once finishing in the top five and collecting only two top-10 finishes. Naturally, he has a new crew chief. Paul Wolfe got a promotion from his post as, yes, the Nationwide Series crew chief. Todd Gordon will head up Keselowskis Nationwide effort this year. Run for the roses „ Jamie McMurray may not make it to the Super Bowl. Nor is he that excited about the World Series or the Final Four. What McMurray wants to see is the Kentucky Derby. Asked what was at the top of his list, McMurray told The Sporting News The Kentucky Derby. My wife wants to buy a big hat.Ž At least hes got a good reason. Never-ending story „ Jeremy Mayfield, exiled from NASCAR competition after allegedly testing positive for methamphetamines in 2009, has filed a legal notice of yet another appeal. Thats international „ Nelson Piquet Jr., formerly a Formula One driver and the son of a World Champion, is competing fulltime for Kevin Harvick Inc. this year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Piquet, 25, finished in the lead lap in four of his five 2010 starts, headed by a sixth at Daytona. Money to go forward „ Justin Allgaier, who lost his Penske Racing ride when no sponsorship could be secured, has found some in his ride at Turner Motorsports. Brandt specializes in crop-protection products such as pesticides and fungicides. The 2009 series rookie of the year finished fourth in the 2010 standings, winning one race. Status quo „ Roush Fenway Racing announced that Jimmy Fennig will remain as Matt Kenseths Cup crew chief. Fennig was Kenseths third crew chief of 2010, taking over for Todd Parrott, who had earlier replaced Drew Blickensderfer. The cure for Keselowskis Cup woes a new chief? By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekWho is the favorite to win the Sprint Cup championship in 2011? Hah! Think of the person you know who cares the least about NASCAR. Even he (or she) can probably answer the question. Its the same guy who won the last five, Jimmie Johnson. As sportswriter and author Damon Runyon said (or more likely wrote), The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but thats the way to bet.Ž But NASCAR is far too competitive for any driver to enter a season as the overwhelming favorite, isnt it? Hope springs eternal during every offseason. You know, some stars are born, some stars are coming on now and it just takes time,Ž said NASCAR Chairman Brian France in November 2010. Our job is to make sure that we are putting the best racing in the world forward, and let those story lines and incredible performances get the recognition over time as they will, and thats what we do.Ž Each of Johnsons five championships „ 2006-10 „ have featured a different runner-up: Matt Kenseth (2006), Jeff Gordon (2007), Carl Edwards (2008), Mark Martin (2009) and Denny Hamlin (2010). Its not uncommon, naturally, for the runner-up one year to be considered a prime contender the following year, and that certainly is the case for Hamlin, who won two more races (eight) than Johnson. Kevin Harvick, the regular-season points leader, finished a relatively close third behind Johnson and Harvick. Edwards was fourth and takes a two-race win streak into the 2011 season opener at Daytona International Speedway. As is almost always the case, Kyle Busch, a prodigious winner who has slumped notably in past Chases, will get considerable attention, along with four-time champion Jeff Gordon, two-time champion Tony Stewart and others. Harvick, while paying just tribute to Johnsons unprecedented achievements, also referred to a golden horseshoe,Ž thus suggesting that good fortune hasnt been the least of Johnsons virtues during his run of titles. The notion that Johnsons luck is bound to run outŽ seems a bit less inevitable now than it did four years ago.The Quest To OutperformWho will break Jimmie Johnsons lock on Sprint Cup titles?John Clark/NASCAR This WeekWho will unseat five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson? Kevin Harvick, seen at center after winning last years Daytona 5 00, came close. The Evolution Wont Be TelevisedThe Evolution of NASCAR: A Historical Collection (Atlanta: Whitman Publishing LLC) catalogs the growth of major-league stock-car racing, from the races down Daytona Beach through its arrival at Indy and growth into a national sport in stature. Veteran NASCAR writer Deb Williams recalls the greats „ Red Byron, Lee and Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and many others „ while recounting the great moments and colorful characters. The book boasts a unique scrapbook format,Ž with photographs, artwork and memorabilia tucked into dozens of pockets throughout the book. The book can be ordered online at WhitmanVaultBooks.com. T h E l t i W  t 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 27 ............................Fo ntana April 3 ..........................Martinsville April 9 .....................................Texas April 17 ............................Talladega April 30 ..................................Richmond May 7 ..............................Darlington May 15 ...................................Dover May 21 ........................All-Star Race May 29 ..............................Charlotte June 5 ..................................Kansas June 12 ................................Pocono June 19 .............................. Michigan June 26 ..............................Sonoma July 2 ...................................Daytona July 9 .................................Kentucky July 17 ..................................Loudon July 31 ......................... Indianapolis Aug. 7 ..................................Pocono Aug. 14 ......................Watkins Glen Aug. 21 .............................Michigan Aug. 27 ..................................Bristol Sept. 4 .................................Atlanta Sept. 10 ...........................Ri chmond Sept. 18 ..............................Chicago Sept. 25 ...............................Loudon Oct. 2 ......................................Dover Oct. 9 ...................................Kansas Oct. 15 ..............................Charlotte Oct. 23 .............................Talladega Oct. 30 ................................Martinsville Nov. 6 ......................................Texas Nov. 13 ...............................Phoenix Nov. 20 ............................Homestead2011 NATIONWIDE SERIES SCHEDULEFeb. 19 ............................Daytona Feb. 26 ............................Phoenix March 5 ........................Las Vegas March 19 ............................Bristol March 26 ........................Fontana April 8 ..................................Texas April 16 ..........................T alladega 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 16 ..............................Loudon July 23 ...........................Nashville July 30 ..........ORP at Indianapolis Aug. 6 ....................................Iowa Aug. 13 ...................Watkins Glen Aug. 20 ..............................Montreal Aug. 26 ...............................Bristol Sept. 3 ...............................Atlanta Sept. 9 ........................... Richmond Sept. 17 ...........................Chicago Oct. 1 ...................................Dover Oct. 8 ................................Kansas Oct. 14 ...........................Charlotte Nov. 5 ...................................Texas Nov. 12 ............................Phoenix Nov. 19 ......................Homestead WHO CAN BEAT JIMMIE JOHNSON?Know Your NASCAR1. The Silver Fox, David Pearson, drove for another Fox early in his career. Who was it? 2. What famous crew chief is Richard Pettys first cousin? 3. What veteran driver is a distant relative of Carl Edwards? 4. Who won the first 500-mile race ever run at what is now Atlanta Motor Speedway? 5. Jack Smith won the first race at Bristol. Who won the second? 6. Joe Lee Johnson won the first race at Charlotte. Who won the second? 7. Who won the second, fifth and sixth Southern 500s at Darlington? 8. Who won the 1967 Daytona 500? 9. Who won the first Cup race at what is now Infineon Raceway? 10. Who won the first race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway? 11. Who won the first race at Michigan International Speedway? 12. Who won the first race at Phoenix International Raceway? Hornish Jr. May“ eld Kenseth Stewart Kyle Busch1. Ray Fox 2. Dale Inman 3. Ken Schrader 4. Bobby Johns 5. Joe Weatherly 6. Speedy Thompson 7. Herb Thomas 8. Mario Andretti 9. Ricky Rudd 10. Mark Martin 11. Cale Yarborough 12. Alan Kulwicki DeLana Harvick

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Visit Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center or starkey.com today and hear the iQ difference for yourself. lampekieferhearing.com Special to the News-SunThe Avon Park Chamber of C ommerce presents the 14th A nnual Chamber Golf T ournament, sponsored by H eartland National Bank, H ighlands Independent Bank, F lorida Hospital, C enturyLink, Avon Park M ain Street CRA, Progress E nergy, The News-Sun, H ighlands Today and Bernie Little Distributors Saturday, Feb. 12 at River Greens Golf Course. The format is two-person scramble with registration at 7 a.m. and shotgun start at 8 a.m. The $60, per-person entry fee includes golf, lunch, range balls, refreshments on the course and tournament prizes. A$2,000 Hole-in-One prize is sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. We have hole sponsorships available for $100 that include a professional sign on a golf hole to promote your business. To obtain an entry form, or for more information, contact the Avon Park Chamber office at 453-3350. Avon Park Chamber Golf Tournament Special to the News-SunThe Lake Placid Youth B aseball Board has a nnounced they are taking r egistrations for the upcomi ng 2011 season until T hursday, Jan. 13 2011. The open draft will be held o n Saturday, Jan. 15 for ages 7 -8 and 9-10. No registrations will be t aken after this date and the p layers draft is mandatory. Any player not showing up f or evaluation willbe rand omly placed on a team. League Age For T-Ball and B aseball is child's age as of A pril 30, 2011. Baseball age groups are as f ollows :T-Ball ( age 5-6) B aseball (7-8) and Baseball ( 9-10). League Age For Softball is child's age as of January 1, 2011. The Softball age groups are as follows : Softball (7-8) and Softball (9-10). Registration prices are as follows T-Ballis $ 40with Baseball and Softball being $50. Registration forms will be handed out at schools the week of Jan 4 and registrations will also be available on the new web site www.lpyb.net. Questions regarding Baseball can be directed to Sheri Griffin at 441-1955. Questions regarding Softball can be directed to Linette Wells at441-2320. The registration form, your payment (Make Check Payable to Lake Placid Youth Baseball) and a copy of your child's birth certificate can be mailed or dropped off at the following locations: Brantley Properties ( 417 Interlake Blvd) or mailed to LPYB -PO BOX 1668 Lake Placid 33862. The league is also looking for coaches, team sponsors or banner sponsors. The season will be kicking off on Saturday, Feb. 12. Board President Randy Harris encourages everyone to come out and see the amazing youth in our area play the great game of baseball. Lake Placid Youth Baseball/Softball Registration News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Though his future may lie in football, Robertson is a force on the basketball court as well, being a key player in last year's Final Four run. a 27-0 win, but Robertson a nd his defensive teammates w ere key, as the South held a s lim 6-0 lead at the end of the t hird quarter. Robertson had a sack in the g ame and two tackles behind t he line of scrimmage resulte d in losses. He also knocked a pass out o f mid-air and recorded three q uarterback hurries. "Alonzo has the desire to b e successful and he doesn't l ike losing," Bonjokian said. Being a two-sport athlete s ays a lot about him. One s port can take up your whole y ear. "His work ethic is great. H e's genuine. He's a fun-lovi ng guy with a good head on h is shoulders." Robertson said playing in t he All Star game made him f eel good about his ability to p lay at the next level. "There were some pretty g ood players who are going t o good schools," he said. "I p racticed with them for a w eek and I could hang with t hem. That felt good to me r eally." He knows he's not tall e nough to play college bask etball, and is concentrating o n playing football in coll ege, he said. "I think, overall, he e njoyed playing defense this y ear," Lisa Pough said. "He's t alked to quite a few coll eges. He's trying to make up h is mind now." Robertson has talked to D ivision I schools like K entucky and Tennessee S tate, and he thinks Florida m ight give him a look, as w ell as Florida Atlantic, he s aid. Still, that doesn't mean h e's not enjoying what may be his last year at home. "After the last football game with Avon Park, I didn't want to take the uniform off," Robertson said. "It just hit me then. My freshman year, I felt like I had all the time in the world. "At the end, I thought, This is the last time I'm going to wear this jersey.' But I knew it had to come to an end sometime." He'll miss his family when he goes off to college. Even when he went to camps, his cousin Maurice Rivers often went with him. "I'm going to miss my family a lot," Robertson said. "They're pretty much all I know. Maurice and I are very close. My uncle used to give me pep talks. He told me, Don't be going out and getting into trouble.'My daddy told me that, too." His mother got on him to keep his grades up and helped him get into camps. "I struggled in school my first couple years but I realized I had to pick it up," Robertson said. "Mom told me it was important to get my grades up. She motivated me. My grades were sky high this year." His dad, Alonzo Robertson Sr., could often be spotted on the sidelines during Avon Park football games, shooting photos of his son. "I've got quite a few pictures of Alonzo," Robertson Sr. said. "I've been taking them since he started football in the ninth grade." Even professional photographers have a hard time getting good shots during basketball games played indoors under artificial light, but that didn't slow Robertson Sr. down. "I've got quite few of those, too," he said. "But I'm happy Alonzo's going to play football at college because that's what he likes to play the most. I'm behind him 100 percent. "I'm very proud of him, I'm proud of the whole family. If he keeps his head on straight and keeps God first, good things will happen. Doors will open." Robertson's brother, Chasmun Pough, was on leave from the Army Special Forces when Robertson played in the FACAAll Star game, and Pough was able to see the game. Pough is being deployed to Afghanistan at the end of March, and was glad he was able to spend Christmas with his little brother. "I'm proud of Alonzo," Pough said. "Other than getting run over by a car when he was little, he's never been any trouble." In the meantime, Robertson's senior year isn't over yet. Avon Park's basketball team returned four starters from the team that made it to the state semifinals, and Robertson hopes to go out with a bang. "Physically, Alonzo is one of the best athletes in the area," said Avon Park basketball coach Luther Clemons. "He's a force inside and outside, pretty much anytime he wants to be against any team. "He's a key rebounder and our inside offense. He's a nice kid. He's a little too nice and doesn't use his elbows as much as I'd like, but he is our inside offense." Clemons said he doesn't think Robertson can help being nice on the court. It's just the way he is. "Alonzo is basically just a nice person," Clemons said. "He gets mad now and then but he gets over it fast. I've only seen him really angry one time in all the years I've been coaching him. "He's one of the best athletes in the area and I don't know anyone who doesn't like him. He's one of the best athletes and one of the nicest kids around. He's just a likeable kid. Everyone takes care of him." Ask Robertson what Clemons means when he says people like to take care of him, and you'll get a big laugh. "Well, people say I act a little stupid sometimes," he said. "I act like I'm retarded. I guess I'm the class clown. They tell me, Alonzo, you need help'." Bonjokian isn't worried about Robertson's future. "Alonzo is going to do just fine," he said. "We're definitely going to miss him. He's a big part of a very special senior class. "If these guys put their heart and soul into whatever it is they want to accomplish, there's no limit for them." Continued from 1B Stick looks to stick at next level Mom told me it was important to get my grades up. She motivated me. My grades were sky high this year.'ALONZOROBERTSON The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Maternal grandparents are Vonne Hamilton and Timothy Hamilton. Paternal grandparents are Carlene Louisjeune and Earnest Hearns.Jazlyn GonzalezBrenda and Anthony Gonzalez of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Jazlyn Elisa, at 6:29 a.m. on Dec. 30, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Jazlyn weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Kathy Sanders and Michael Sanders. Paternal grandparents are Alice Gonzalez and Anthony Gonzalez.Alonzo Luther Jr.LaTina Brown and Alonzo Luther Sr. of Lake Placid announce the birth of a son, Alonzo Donnell Jr., at 6:36 a.m. on Dec. 26, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Alonzo weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents ar e James Weston Sr. and Dorothy Goldsmith-Brown. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Luther and Karell Dixon.Lily MullisAshley Keefer and Mark Mullis of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter, Lily Ann, at 1:08 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medica l Center, Sebring. Lily weighed 6 pounds, 1 1 ounces and measured 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Brenda Dowis. Paternal grandparents are Morris and Donna Mullis. CELEBRATIONS HEALTH 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 email toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For Metro ServicesHave you ever wondered w hat your dentist really w ants you to know about t he health of your teeth, g ums and mouth? Below are f ive tips that can help i mprove your oral hygiene, a s well as make your next d ental appointment somet hing you can feel confident a bout.1. You probably aren't brushing long enough Learning how to brush y our teeth properly is the f irst step to maintaining h ealthy teeth and gums. It h elps minimize the risk of t ooth decay and gum dise ase, the major causes of t ooth loss. Spend at least t wo minutes brushing, w hich should include 30 s econds brushing each sect ion of your mouth (upper r ight, upper left, lower right a nd lower left), both morni ng and night. And don't f orget to brush your tongue t o remove odor-causing b acteria that will help give y ou fresher breath.2. Protect your enamelTooth enamel is the hard o uter layer of your teeth. It h elps protect your teeth f rom tooth decay, sensitivit y, and is the part of your t eeth that people see when y ou smile. One way enamel l oss can occur is when acids f rom everyday food and b everages, such as fruit, y ogurt, salsa, orange juice a nd sports drinks, attack the t ooth surface. If left untreate d, enamel loss can lead to l arger issues such as cavit ies. Adaily regimen of b rushing and rinsing with p roducts containing ename l-strengthening ingredients l ike fluoride is the best prev ention against enamel loss.3. Use a full oral care regimenWhen it comes to cavity f ighting, make sure you are b rushing twice a day and f lossing at least once a day t o remove leftover plaque a nd food that is trapped in t he spaces between your teeth. Additionally, mouthwash is a powerful means of protecting teeth from decay and removing food particles lodged toward the back of the throat. "I recommend my patients use a fluoridated mouth rinse, because fluoride is proven to strengthen enamel and fight cavities," says Dr. Jamie Sands, DDS, whose cosmetic work has been featured on the program "Ten Years Younger" on TLC. "But, not all mouth rinses are created equal! Look for a mouthwash that contains fluoride, like Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse." In fact, according to a survey conducted by Mom Central Consulting, 93 percent of Mom Central testers who were given Crest ProHealth Complete Rinse with fluoride to sample said they feel more confident going into their next six-month dental check-up.4. Bad breath could be the result of poor oral hygieneBad breath can be caused by a number of things, from the foods you eat to dry mouth, smoking, or even the medications you are taking. What many people don't realize is that bad breath could also be a result of poor oral hygiene. To help fight bad breath, make sure you are practicing proper tooth brushing habits to remove odor-causing bacteria from the mouth, tongue and teeth. You can also try: chewing sugarless gum to stimulate saliva flow, which naturally cleanses teeth; eating a nutritious diet, as vitamin deficiency can contribute to bad breath; and using a rinse with fluoride to kill bad breath germs and prevent tooth decay.5. Change your toothbrushTooth brushing removes plaque, which is the residue that can build up on teeth. Plaque can lead to cavities and gum disease. Be sure to replace your toothbrush (or toothbrush head if you use an electric brush) every three months or so because worn or frayed bristles are not as effective at removing plaque as new bristles. You can learn more about the health of your mouth by going online to www.crestprohealth.com. 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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870.TODAY Adult Children of A lcoholics and D ysfunctional Families. New L ife Group meets W ednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at G race Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. C all 446-0461. For details on t he organization, go to w ww.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m. Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. Call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun 'N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship G roup meets 7 p.m. Call 3819005 or 381-9007. Country Swingers has dances at the Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Membership is required. Beginners dancing from 5:156:15 p.m. Advanced dancing is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. New dances taught every other week. Call 655-2398. Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets at 6 p.m. first Wednesday at Homer's Smorgasbord in Sebring. Call Harold Francis at (954) 4614346.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Heartland Talk of the Town Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at Century 21 Advanced All-Service Realty, 1843 U.S. 27 North in Sebring. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. Call the 24hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. 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. Lake Placid Loyal Order of the Moose meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday at the lodge. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. 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. Scottish American Society of the Highlands meets first Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, corner of Franklin and Poinsettia streets, Sebring. Gathering starts at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Anyone of Scottish heritage or with an interest in Scottish culture can attend. Call Joe and Ria Campbell at 471-9438. Sebring Doll Club meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday at St. John's Methodist Church in Sebring. Call 465-0480. Sebring Downtown Merchants and Professionals Association meets 5 p.m. at the Cat House Restaurant, Sebring on first Wednesday. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 joint officers meet at 6 p.m. first Monday. Pizza and darts is at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homer's Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 3814410. Sun N'Lakes Lake Placid Recreation District hosts a card party on first Wednesday at the Sun 'N Lakes South Community Center, 440 S Sun N Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. A full lunch is served. Cost is $5. Put players together for a table and call 465-2850 for reservations and further information. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 6995444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Auxiliary meets at 2 p.m. first Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. For more information please contact Wendy at 863382-2022. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 3853444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Custome r Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Bravehearts, an Ala-Non support group, meets from 12 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 655 3274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 8 p.m., first and third Thursday, city recre ation building, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Fibromyalgia Recovery Support Group meetings are the first Thursday of every month. The introductory video is shown at 12:30 p.m. Returning members will join in at 2 p.m. The group meets at the Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler, Avon Park. For more information ca ll 386-5017. Fletcher Music Club meet s 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 dancer s from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011www.newssun.com SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. EXPIRES 01-08-11 2007 CHRYSLER PACIFICA TOURING WAS$ 17995 NOW$ 16889 #CX129A 2007 JEEP WRANGLER 4X4 WAS$ 25999 NOW$ 23995 #X0131 2008 DODGE AVENGER SXT WAS$ 12995 NOW$ 11888 #L0136 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LARED0 4X4 WAS$ 18995 NOW$ 17399 #0130 2010 DODGE JOURNEY WAS$ 20995 NOW$ 18999 #X0156 2008 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SPORT WAS$ 23995 NOW$ 21999 #X0127 2008 FORD EXPEDITION LIMITED WAS$ 31995 NOW$ 29989 #CX042A 2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER CONV. 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p .m., first Thursday. For more d etails, call Walt Blakeslee, 4 71-9829. Highlands County G enealogical Society meets a t 1 p.m. first Thursday, O ctober throughMay, in the S ebring Library. Volunteers h elp people research family h istory from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p .m. Mondays and W ednesdays. Call 471-2734, 4 65-6763 or 452-5939. The W eb site is www.heartl ineweb.org/hcgs/. Highlands County N arcotics Anonymous meets a t 8 p.m. at St. Agnes E piscopal Church on Lakeview D rive in Sebring. Call the 24h our hotline 1-800-850-7347 or ( 941) 616-0460. Highlands County Ostomy S upport Group meets from 1 2-2 p.m. first Thursday at H omer's Smorgasbord. M embers purchase own lunch. C all Myrtle Pence at 655-4887 o r Paul Orth at 386-0287 or em ail: orthfam@strato.net Highlands Little Theatre's g eneral membership meeting i s first Thursday. Social hour is a t 6 p.m. Meeting is at 7 p.m. Highlands Pedalers a local b icycle club, meets at 7 p.m. f irst Thursday at Kenilworth L odge, Sebring. For details, l og onto www.highlands pedalers.com. Highlands Little Theatre g eneral membership meets f irst Thursday at 356 W. C enter Ave., Sebring. Social h our is at 6 p.m. with the m eeting at 7 p.m. New memb ers are welcome. Call 3852 175. Hope Hospice grief support g roup meets at 11 a.m. every T hursday at the Avon Park L ibrary, 100 N. Museum Ave. C all 382-0312. Greater Kenilworth N eighborhood Watch will n ow be meeting at the Military S ea Services Museum at the c orner of Kenilworth Boulevard a nd Roseland Avenue, the first T hursday of each month at 6 p .m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 has lounge hours beginn ing at 1 p.m. Card games a nd bingo are at 6 p.m. with b urgers, sandwiches and d esserts served. The lodge is o pen to members and their g uests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves b urgers, jumbo hot dogs and f ries at 6 p.m. Music provided f rom 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p .m. Open to members and q ualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary C lub meets at noon at P eppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake B lvd. For more information, i ncluding how to order lunch in a dvance, call Forrest Steele at 4 65-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers m eet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at t he Cultural Center, 127 Dal H all Blvd. Call Dan Daszek at 4 65-7730. Lifeline Home Health Care o ffers blood pressure screeni ng 10 a.m. to noon every first T hursday at Publix S upermarket, Southgate S hopping Center, Sebring. Lorida Teens (TLT), a n ewly formed part of the G reater Lorida Community C lub, meets at 7 p.m. T hursdays to play softball, voll eyball and a variety of other s ports. Teens are encouraged t o come to the community cent er. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Tacos and wings served e very Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p .m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge p hone number 452-0579. Moms Together AMoms G roup Shattering the S uperwoman Myth! Join our m oms group the first and third T hursday at First Baptist C hurch of Sebring from 6-7:30 p .m. Childcare is provided for c hildren to age 12. Call the c hurch office at 385-5154 or R ebekah 314-9336. Narcotics Anonymous T ake It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal C hurch, 3840 Lakeview Drive, S ebring. For information call H eartland area helpline (863) 6 83-0630. More information o n other meetings and events a t www.naflheartland.org. New Beginnings a support g roup for people with traumatic b rain injury and their family m embers, meets at 6 p.m. e very first Thursday (October through April) at the office of Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring. Refreshments will be served. Call 385-1196 or e-mail tohallo@tnni.net. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 773-5714. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. 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. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square. For information, call 471-0118. Sebring Chapter 126 Order of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Home Avenue in Sebring. There are no meetings fromJuly through September. Call the Worthy Matron Jo Carney at 6550371. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 meets 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays at the lodge on the corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard, Sebring. Smoke-free environment. Call 385-8647 or 382-0339. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has joint officers meeting at 7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. Call 382-3735 or 3826973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Tender Touch Support Group meets 7 p.m., first and third Thursdays, Marge Brewster Center, 155 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. 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. The men's auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday. 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. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m., EZ Intermediate classes are at 10 a.m., and Intermediate classes are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflection on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie 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 away to the music of the area's Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 471-0559. Italian-American Social Club of Highlands County's Social Night with games and snacks every first and third Friday of each month from 6:30-9 p.m. Apotluck dinner also on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. with social hour following. Call Jeanne at 382-1945. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 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. Call 452-0579. 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, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. Call 6554007. 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 donation.Smoke-free environment. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. 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 Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. Call 3852966. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 S.E. Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. SATURDAY Airborne (Paratrooper) Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. every first Saturday at Bob Evans Restaurant, Sebring. All paratroopers and their guests are invited. Call Joe Noto at 452-0106. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 24 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. Call 4657940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series a t noon. Call 452-3803. Car Show from 5-8 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Woody's BBQ. Proceeds benefit Hope Hospice.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 Chapter 601 meets at Golf Hammock Restaurant in the Golf Hammock Country Club at noon. Any service person wh o was awarded the Purple Hea rt is invited to attend and bring their wife or husband. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m to noon and pancake breakfa st served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:3 0 a.m. Vendors are welcome. N o setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. Call 382-2208. Highlands Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 825 Sunbird Ter r. (Community Center off Thunderbird Road). Call Bob Seybolt at 471-6077. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open t o members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylic s taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information cal l Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) South Central Florida Chapter Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday at the Military Sea www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011Page 7B COMMUNITYCALENDAR Continued from page 6B

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Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011www.newssun.com RemembertheRatPack RemembertheRatPack STANMAN a local favorite, dressed in his white tuxedo jacket and shades will bring you back to the 50s & 60s when the Rat Pack were our idols by intermingling with the diners, playing his blues harmonica and all of the Rat Pack music.MENUClams Casino Pasta Mediterranean Caesar Salad New York Strip Steak with Burgundy Mushrooms Roast Potatoes & Broccoli Cherries Jubilee(Dino, Frankie, Sammy & The Gang)Thursday, January 6thDinner 6pm € Show 7pm Only $25 per personRESERVATIONS ONLY 453-33312451 US 27 South € Avon Park € Located on Lake GlenadaPresentsJoin us in the dining room with the New York club atmosphere for a great meal and a great time. With the start of the new y ear, the Tanglewood R esidents'Cancer Benefit k icks into high gear. Four intrepid souls have j oined with Alan Jay Kia to Rock in the New Year". F ran Williams, Mitzi Case, K ristie Plank and Neil S impson hope to rock all w eek (Jan. 3-7) in hopes of w inning the $1,000 grand p rize, which will go to the C ancer Benefit. Great tickets are still availa ble for the Paul Todd C oncert being held at the T anglewood Clubhouse on J an. 20. Reserved seats are $ 12; general admission is $ 10. This amazing performa nce, sponsored by Edward J ones-Alan J. Holmes,is o pen to everyone in the H eartland. Tickets can be purchased a t Tanglewood (north of W almart across from D enny's) from 9:30-10 M onday mornings and 3-4 T hursday afternoons. For m ore information, call Tom a t 385-7316. Dec. 23 As cold as it was w e had 35 brave souls all b undled up and driving in t heir Christmas-decorated g olf carts and caroling as t hey went driving throughout t he park singing familiar C hristmas music for the resid ents. When they finished they r eturned back to the clubh ouse for hot chocolate and h omemade cookies. They all a greed that the more they s ang, the warmer they all felt i n side. Dec. 24, which was C hristmas Eve, at dusk e veryone lit their candles, which were displayed in plastic gallon containers filled with sand and 1,200 candles were all aglow throughout the park. All agreed it was just beautiful and most remained lit into the early hours of Christmas. Thanks go out to Diane Bennett and her husband Dan for coordinating this project each year. Dec. 25, Christmas Day, the special holiday committee got to the clubhouse early in order to set up the tables for the 4 o'clock Christmas dinner. They served baked ham and all the trimmings. The committee served 192 residents and family members and delivered six dinners to our homebound residents. Everyone said it was a wonderful dinner along with beverages and dessert. All had fun playing the gift exchange swap game. The entertainment for the evening was provided by our volunteer musical group, which they began by singing "Happy Holidays." Ann Rissmiller gave a rendition of the "Night Before Christmas," while Burt Pritchett rode around the interior of the clubhouse on his bike, dressed in his red outfit. The chorus sang "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Duane Dean had a decorated T-shirt of a Partridge in a Pear Tree, so he would remember his part. Then we had the 4 Gottons group sing "God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen;" they were Jim Becker, Bob Clouston, Ed Cromer and Duane Dean. They harmonized beautifully. Ed Cromer and his wife Marilyn sang a song that epitomizes the true meaning of Christmas when they sang "Mary Did You Know." The evening came to a close with no one in a hurry to leave. The lights in the clubhouse were dimmed and everyone in the clubhouse sang "Silent Night," by candle light. The workers on this committee deserve to be recognized since it was truly a memorable night for all who attended. They are: Melanie and Ed Clawson, Arlene Dammer, Harriet Emon, Wendy and Maria Hagg, Barbara Kuiper, Jerry and Joan Rau, Carolyn and John Reece, Cleadus and Shirley Rose and Rod Wild. Dec. 27 We had our coed gathering. Our coffee makers were Melanie Clawson and Peggy Reed and our emcee was Peggy Sue Teague, who introduced our park manager, George Susco, who told the residents that he met with the fire department and the HRS Emergency Group and they were concerned because they would not be able to get to the homes with so much clutter in the driveways. We do not want to lose one second if someone needs to put a fire out or reach a person who is in need of an ambulance. He will meet with the board to see what needs to be done to correct this problem. On a lighter note, he said he hopes we are going to have a Super Bowl party and if so to count him in. Diane Bennett read a tribute to all who made the Christmas weekend such a success. The caroling, the luminaries, the Christmas dinner and the entertainment and Santa Clause, all because everyone got involved and worked so well together. Carol Noel gave a Sunshine report. Marie Green, a former resident who was in an assisted living facility, passed away. Also we were saddened to hear that Ruby Pfeiffer passed away in Ohio. John Jacobson is in rehab and is planning to go into assisted living in Illinois where he will be closer to his family. John's son and his granddaughter, Jacki, were with him over the Christmas holiday and attended our Christmas dinner. Jacki baked a birthday cake to Baby Jesus, which is something her grandmother Alice Jacobson always did. Carol Noel told the residents that the Military Soup and Sandwich will be Sunday, Jan. 16 beginning at 5 p.m. They will have bean soup or chicken noodle and ham salad sandwiches. Cost is $5. The Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 8. Bring your own place settings. It will be from 8-10 a.m. The cost is $3. Arlene Dammer told the residents that the picture directory photos are being taken at the clubhouse Tuesday and Thursday from noon till 2 p.m. Helen Todd will be teaching line dancing beginning Monday from 2-4 p.m. John Reece reminded everyone that Monday will be the home owners meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Come at 6 p.m. if you want to enjoy the ice cream social first. Monday we will have the election for two persons to serve on the board. Voting goes from 9 a.m. to noon and in the afternoon from 2-4 p.m. The candidates are: Paula Bannister, Jim Becker, Phil Bennett, Louie Wackershauser and Fred White. The winners will be announced at the home owners meeting. Dec. 28 We had our Ladies Coffee. Our emcee and coffee maker was Eunice Brown, who opened the meeting with a cute little story about girl friends. Our Sunshine report is the same as listed on Monday. Please read your Tropical Harbor Topics report because it is filled with activities every day of the week. Sondra Brown told the group that her grandson wrote her about receiving one of our military packages and a check and how great it was. He is stationed in Afghanistan. FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Tanglewood B y Neil Simpson Special to the News-SunSEBRING Dr. Matthew R. Olson will be the guest speaker for the January Bible Conference at Maranatha Baptist Church through today. The meeting will be at 6 p.m.. Olson is president of Northland Ministries, the umbrella organization that includes Northland International University, Northland Camp and Conference Center, and Pioneer Christian School. Before coming to Northland in 2002, he pastored Tri-City Baptist Church in Westminster, Colo., a church he planted "from scratch" in the fall of 1981. That church has helped to plant at least a dozen other churches. Olson received his bac helor's and master's degre es from Bob Jones Universit y, and later completed h is doctoral work at NIU. H e and his wife, Diane, ha ve three ch ildren an d two gran dchildren. Th e Maranath a congreg ation exten ds a cordi al welcome to friends fro m the community to share in these meetings. The church is in Maranatha Village o ff Arbuckle Creek Road, tw o miles east of State Road-1 7 North in Sebring. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011Page 9B FAMILYFEATURES A s the pumpkin pie, holiday cocktail and sugar cookie memories begin to fade, we're reminded that the time has come to set or "re-set" our goals. Popular New Year's resolutions to lose weight and/or stay fit resurface with a bang year after year. You've probably heard people say, "Those who lose weight eventually gain it back." Don't give up hope! Many people who successfully maintained a substantial weight loss for more than a year have done it on their own. Registered dietitian Tara Gidus, also known as the Diet Diva, knows it can be a struggle to set goals and stick to them. "Prime weight loss season is upon us, and the need for realistic, achievable and tasty ways to make healthy lifestyle changes is as important as ever," said Gidus. "An exercise and healthy eating focus, along with a positive attitude and the right tools, can lead to a happier and healthier you a new you." Help yourself to successfully achieve your weight loss resolution with Gidus'tips. ThinkofYou. Take"me"timeto rest,relax, shop or exercise for stress relief. Stress hormones have been tied to weight gain.Break It Down. Have an ultimate goal, and then break it into mini goals that are easily achievable. This makes the road to success seem easier and allows you to celebrate along the way.FlavorIt. Calorie moderation doesn't have to mean boring. Use Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix to add a punch of flavor without compromising calories. It's especially great to use in dips and other game day snacks.Keep Track. People who keep track of what they eat can lose up to twice as much weight as people who don't. Jotting down how much you ate and how you were feeling can also help you connect food to energy and mood.Get YourZzz. Snooze your way to weight loss. Getting enough sleep is critical to keep the hormones that control your appetite in check.Flex YourMuscles. The more muscle mass you have the more calories you burn while you are sleeping. Stay fit by doing strength training twice a week.Don't Multitask. Turn off distractions like the TVand computer while eating or you could lose track of how much has gone in. Tune in to your body's hunger and fullness cues to know when to eat and when to stop. For great eating ideas using Hidden Valley products, check out these recipes, or go to www.hiddenvalley.com.Successfully setandachieve yourweight lossgoalsWeight Loss ProfilePeoplewhohavesuccessfully achieved long-term weight loss tend to have common characteristics:Eat breakfast every day Monitor their weight weekly Watch less TV(i.e. less than 10 hours/week)Daily exercise (i.e. 30 to 60 minutes/day)IntroducingHiddenValleySaladKitsJust add lettuce! The makers of Hidden Valley introduce Salad Kits four prepackaged kits containing tasty ingredients sure to liven up everyday salads. To learn more about new Hidden Valley products, visit www .hiddenvalley.com. Baked Chicken TendersPrep Time: 20 minutes Chill Time: 6 to 24 hours Cook Time: 16 to 18 minutes Makes 8 (3-ounce) servings 1 packet (1.1 ounces) Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix, divided 2 cups non-fat Greek yogurt 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk 1 package (20 ounces) fresh 99% fat free chicken tenders 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs 1/3 cup sliced almonds 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon pepper Olive oil cooking spray 1.Combine 1/2 packet Ranch Dressing and Seasoning Mix with yogurt; refrigerate. 2.Combine remaining Ranch Dressing and Seasoning Mix with buttermilk; refrigerate. 3.Rinse chicken and thoroughly pat dry on paper towels. 4.Combine chicken and buttermilk mixture together in a food storage zipper bag. 5.Refrigerate 6 to 24 hours. 6.Heat oven to 425¡F. 7.In a food processor, combine breadcrumbs, almonds, garlic powder and pepper. 8.Coatchickeninbreadcrumb mixture. 9.Set a wire rack on baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. 10.Lay chicken pieces on wire rack and spray with more cooking spray. 11.Bake 16 to 18 minutes until no longer pink (internal temp at least 170¡F). 12.Use yogurt mixture as a dipping sauce.Original Ranch Spinach Dip Prep Time: 5 to 10 minutes Chill Time: At least 30 minutes Makes 12 (1/4-cup) servings 1/2 packet Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dips Mix (0.5 ounce) 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt 1 cup light sourcream 1 box (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawe d and well-drained 1/3 cup chopped walnuts* 1.Combine Ranch Dips Mix, yogurt, sour cream, spinach, and walnuts. 2.Chill 30 minutes or until just before serving. 3.Serve with whole wheat crackers and raw vegetables. *Pecans or water chestnuts can be used in place of walnuts.Cheesy Ranch PopcornPrep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 3 1/2 minutes Makes 6 (2-cup) servings 1 bag (3 ounces) reducedfat, low sodium butterflavored microwave popcorn 1/4 pack (0.25 ounce) Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix 3 sprays from olive oil mister 3 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese 1.Pop popcorn according to pack age directions. Immediately open the bag and pour the pop corn into a large serving bowl. 2.Spray the popcorn with three sprays from the olive oil miste r, toss with Ranch Salad Dressin g and Seasoning Mix and then toss with the Parmesan cheese Serve immediately. FOOD

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Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011www.newssun.com Wednesday, Jan 12thTanglewood Health Fair3000 Tanglewood Pkwy Off Hwy 27(1/2 Mile North Walmart Sebring) CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Garden Club of Sebring, while celebrating their Christmas luncheon at the Sebring Civic Center on Dec. 9, had the pleasure of also celebrating the 97th birthday of club member Jean Holzhausen, whose birthday was Dec. 3. A beautiful sheet cake was provided by her daughter, Julieanne Creed and presented by first vice president and chairperson of the luncheon Gloria Frances. Jean has been a member of The Sebring Garden Club Inc. since 1994. Before moving to Sebring from Pennsylvania two years ago, she also belonged to The Garden Club in Pennsylvania, a branch of the National Womens'Club. Jean keeps herself busy with knitting, reading, visiting friends and entertaining in her home. Santa and Ms. Claus (also known as Abraham Ayala and club member Vila Simon) were happy to wish the lovely member a Happy Birthday along with Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Garden Club helps member celebrate birthday Courtesy pho to Jean Holzahausen (seated left) celebrated her 97th birthday during the Garden Club of Sebring's recent meeting. Seated next to her is her daughter, Julieanne Creed. Also helping Jean celebrate her birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Claus, also known as Abraham Ayala and Vila Simon. Courtesy photo T he Rotary Club of Sebring shipped five boxes of dental supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss) to servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. This was made possible through donations from Highlands County dentists. Shown is Carlos Roman, secretary of the Rotary Club of Sebring, with the boxes. The Rotary Club of Sebring will continue shipping boxes to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The club wishes to thank the following dentists for providing dental supplies to ship to the troops Dr. W illey, Dr. Dillion, Dr. Shriner Dr. Omer, Dr. Baker, Dr. Owens, and Dr. Kirsch. The club would also like to thank Darlene Celantano, who was able to solicit and pick up the needed items. Rotary sends dental supplies Special to the News-SunSEBRING Erin Hess, K enny Sturgeon and D r.Roy Cvalcantl are s cheduled to be the first t hree speakers as Heatland T alk of the Town T oastmasters Club kicks off i ts new meeting year at 6 p .m. today. Jack Mears will s erve as the Toastmaster. On Dec. 15 the club held i ts Christmas party and m eeting. Each Toastmaster b rough a wrapped white e lephant gift and opened it. T heir gift was the topic of a o neto two-minute impromt u speech. District 47 Division F Governor Steve Zeris of Bradenton served as Toastmaster. The group welcomed a number of guests. On Wednesday, Jan. 19 the club will hold its International Speech and Table Topics contest. Erin Hess is the contest master. If one of your goals is to become a better speaker and leader the ToastmastersInternational proven program of successcan help.There are over three million Toastmasters membersin clubs in 113 countries around the world.Heartland Toastmasters is part of District 47, south Florida and the Bahamas. Heartland Talk of the Town Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesdays every month from 6-7 p.m. at Ronnie Carter's Century 21 Real Estate at the corner of Thunderbird Road and U.S. 27 North. Guests and snowbirds in the area always welcome. For more information contact Cathy Schreima, 382-3574 or Linda Udall, 386-6495. The club's Web site is www.toastmasters.org Heartland Talk of the Town Toastmasters prepare for contest Courteys photo A dela Casey (treasurer ) presents Mary McCoy (president of the Lake Placid Kiwanis Club) a Thank you f or being a wonderful part of the Miracle League Family' plaque. The Lake Placid Kiwanis have been serving refreshments at each game this past year in the big orange bus. It is a small, but mighty, club and encourages former members or new to attend a breakf ast meeting held the first and third Tuesdays at 6:45 a.m. at the Lake Placid Holiday Inn Express. Special thanks CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays on the Celebrations page. 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 NewsSunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or fax to 385-2453.

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DearAbby: I'm dating a 15-year-old girl who was seriously physically abused in the past. She and her mom had to move away for a while, but have now been told by Department of Children and Family Services that it's safe for them to move back with her father, who abused her. After seeing what goes on in this house and hearing her describe how they treat her, I think the physical abuse has changed to mental and emotional abuse. I'm not sure what to do because I'm 18 and it's "illegal" that we are dating. It scares me that they can use anything against me. What To Do? DearWhat To Do?: You are not in a position to do anything yourself. If you try to get help for your girlfriend, her parents could create problems for you that would last a lifetime. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't encourage the girl to help herself by talking to a counselor, a trusted teacher or a clergyperson about the difficulties she's experiencing at home. If she does, they are mandated by law to report abuse. And this is a family that's already been in the system. DearAbby: I have been unable to ask "Mary" out or at least see if she's into me because we both work at the same place. I am not the type to be shy with my feelings, but with her it's different. When I see her, I forget everything else. It's as if my whole world stops when I see her smile. She's amazing! I want to ask her out, but I'm unsure how to, considering that I am a woman. She does not know how I feel about her. What should I do? Has It Bad in Arizona DearHas It Bad: First, see if there are regulations in your employee handbook that discourage employees from dating. If there aren't, go slow and let Mary get to know you as a friend before trying to start a romantic relationship. And before declaring your feelings, be sure that a lesbian relationship is one that your coworker would welcome. DearAbby: My boyfriend of three years, "Sam," came home from basic training in the Army and told me he wanted to go active. (He was part of the National Guard.) He has asked me to go with him and I agreed, but in order to do that we have to be married. I love Sam very much and we have talked about marriage before, but not elopement. He hasn't really "proposed" because he doesn't have a ring. We will be married, but without a real wedding yet. I have no problem with this. It's a bit unconventional, but I love Sam and want to go with him. It will be an opportunity to travel, and I could finish my degree online. The problem is, how would I define us as a couple? When we move onto th e base, I'm worried people will see my ringless finger and ask questions. What should I tell them? And when we do have the actua l wedding, what will that be called? Don't Want to be Embarrassed in Californ ia DearDon't Want to be Embarrassed: Not all mar ried women wear wedding rings, although most do. If you are afraid there will be questions if you're not wea ring one, you and Sam migh t consider getting a used gold band to wear until he can buy you something else. If that doesn't appeal to you, then you'll just have to tell people that you are married and you have the license to prove it. (I doubt it will come to that.) And when yo u and Sam are finally able to have the wedding of your dreams, call it a renewal of your marriage vows becaus e that will be accurate. 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. To order How to Write Letters for All Occasions,' send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. 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American land 69 Actress Diane of "Numb3rs" 70 ___ Bowl 75 Shut out 76 Tiresomely disagreeable sort 77 Make ___ of 78 Planetary shadow 81 Without ___ (nonchalantly) 82 Flowering 83 "El ___ vive!" (revolutionary catchphrase) 84 Czech martyr Jan 85 Comfy bedwear 86 Ann or Andy 87 When Canada celebrates Thanksgiving 88 Azure 93 Half 94 Topper for Ol' Blue Eyes 95 Nike competitor 96 Welcomes warmly 97 Actress Cannon 101 Results of some accidents 102 Decree 103 Backpackers' gear 105 Wee bit 106 Spread for lunch, maybe 108 First name in country 109 Woodworking tools 110 Dundee dissent 111 Yak 112 Passeport info 113 Dating service datum 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 23242526 272829 30313233343536 37383940 414243444546 474849505152 5354555657585960 6162636465 6667686970 717273 747576777879 8081828384 85868788899091 929394959697 9899100101102103 104105106107108109 110111112113 114115116117 118119120121 Solution on page 8B DIVERSIONS If you're looking to get h ealthy in 2011 be sure y ou've signed up for my D aily Dish (you get a free m enu when you do) at w ww.SavingDinner.com. W e've got great things to h elp you on your journey t his year. Did you know that the a verage American family s pends nearly $2,599 a year e ating out? Do the math ... t hat's more than $200 a m onth. As you reflect on y our goals for 2011 consider eating at home" this year. Let's think for a minute w hat $200 a month could do f or your family: 1) Get you out of debt. 2) Get your family a nice, d ebt-free, paid-in-advance, f amily vacation. 3) Save for a car or other l arge purchase. 4) Money for your child ren's college funds. 5) Invest in your own r etirement or savings a ccount. That's just five things. Y ou could probably make y our own list of things you c ould do with an extra' $ 200 a month. My point is t here is a way to make that k ind of money without havi ng to go out and get another j ob eat at home. Years ago I took a course o n goal setting. The mantra r epeated by the facilitator of t hat course would say over a nd over again, "If you fail t o plan, you plan to fail." N othing could be closer to t he truth when it comes to m eal planning and it shows u p on your bottom line (in m ore ways than one, if you g et my drift). Meal planning doesn't n eed to be ridiculously time c onsuming with every bite t ediously planned out. I have f ound that planning main m eals, counting how many s ide dishes I will need (and t hen buying fresh and frozen veggies on sale to correspond with those dishes) is easiest. I also do this with lunch and dinner I eat leftovers for lunch from dinner the night before or I use my Body Clutter soup (see below for the recipe). I have a breakfast pantry that works for my breakfasts steel cut oats, a variety of frozen fruits for my smoothies, as well as kefir, milk and juice. Peanut butter (please don't e-mail me about peanut butter), eggs, egg substitute (makes great omelets) and of course, frozen whole grain waffles my go-to, breakfast-on-theway-to-the-gym breakfast, topped with some kind of nut butter. Being aware of your spending will help you realize that $200 a month eating out is a substantial bite out of your budget (pun intended). Plan your meals so you don't end up short of money at the end of the month. Here's my Body Clutter Soup that I eat all the time. I've shared it a lot before. If you haven't ever copied it and used it before, get going. This soup is delicious. Enjoy!Leanne's Basic Vegetable Soup(AKABody Clutter Soup) Serves 12 1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, pressed 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large carrots, chopped 2 small celery stalks, chopped 1 medium turnip, chopped 2 cups green beans, cut in 1 inch pieces 1/4 head cabbage, chopped 1/2 teaspoon thyme Salt and pepper to taste 2 small russet potatoes, peeled and chopped 2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained 6 cups chicken broth In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over mediumhigh heat. Add the onion and cook till nearly translucent, now add the garlic. Don't let the garlic brown and saute another couple of minutes. Add the rest of the chopped veggies, sauteing for just a minute or two. You're not cooking them just sauteing for the wonderful flavor this quick step will infuse in your soup. Add the thyme and salt and pepper while sauteing. Now put the veggies in the crock-pot, add the tomatoes and broth. Cook on low 7-9 hours (depending on your crock-pot) or high 4-6 hours (but all crock-pots are different, depending on size, age, brand etc. Remember, your mileage may vary). Just before serving, gently mash some of the potato chunks against the side of the crockpot to thicken the soup, give it a stir and serve. Per serving: 88 Calories; 4g Total Fat; 5g Protein; 2g Dietary Fiber; 9g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 658mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates. Serving suggestions: Grilled cheese sandwiches on whole grain bread and a spinach salad. Quick fixes for variations on the Basic Chicken Soup: Now remember, don't do this to the whole pot of soup. Just the little bit you pull out to fix yourself for lunch, etc. Quick Fix No. 1: Tex Mex Veggie Soup. Add some (eyeball it how much do you want?) canned black beans (drained and rinsed), a little bit of cumin and chopped cilantro. Top with some tortilla chips and cheese, or serve with a quesadilla. Quick Fix No. 2: Tuscan Veggie Soup. Add some (eyeball it again) canned cannellini (white kidney beans) or white beans (drained and rinsed), a little bit of Italian seasoning and some chopped kale. Cook till heated through and the kale is tender. Quick Fix No. 3: Minestrone Veggie Soup. Add some cooked pasta, a little dried basil and top with a fresh grating of Parmesan cheese. Quick Fix No. 4: Autumn Veggie Soup. Add some diced acorn squash or butternut squash, some cooked brown rice, a sprinkling of nutmeg and some chopped parsley. Don't forget to sign up for my Daily Dish (you get a free menu when you do) at www.SavingDinner.com. Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Diva;s menus, recipes and shopping lists at www.savingdinner.com. Eating at home in 2011 Girl with abusive home life should try to help herself Dear Abby Dinner Diva Leanne Ely News-Sun classified ads get results! Call 385-6155

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, January 5, 2011 FAMILYFEATURES I f you think that taking lunch to work has to be as boring as the brown bag you pack it in, think again. With a little planning and creative thinking, you can have a satisfying midday meal wherever you find a table. Taking your lunch to work saves you money, helps you c ontrol calories and allows you to boost your daily nutrit ion. You control the portions and the ingredients, so you c an customize what you carry, ensuring that you get a g ood-for-you lunch that you'll enjoy. Here are tips from the National Peanut Board that may i nspire you to think outside the lunchbox and create a b rown bag meal you will be proud to carry.Plan ahead put lunch items on your grocery list and gather lunch-style recipes for your meal plan. Balance choices select a variety of foods from www.MyPyramid.gov, including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and lean protein.Think small pack a variety of snacks to satisfy any craving that may hit during the day. Pack whole grain crackers and sliced cheese as an alternative to a sandwich.Pack a bag of snack peanuts for an energy boost any time of the day.Pack a banana for a sweet treat that may save you from a trip to the vending machine.Dress up fruits and vegetables with protein-packed peanut butter dip (see recipe). Repurpose leftovers instead of simply taking last night's dinner for lunch, use the ingredients to make something new. Turn leftover roasted chicken into a tasty chicken salad (see recipe).Toss cold pasta with dressing and chopped veggies for a pasta salad. For more delicious ways to upgrade your lunch, visit w ww.nationalpeanutboard.org. Kickin'UpKids' LunchesEven kids can get tired of the same sandwich every day. Liven up their lunches with some of these creative ideas and recipes.Pack frozen yogurt or an ice cold water bottle as an edible ice pack.Mix peanuts, chocolate morsels and raisins for a treat.Look for lunchboxes and food containers that keep foods safe and undamaged. Look for those with several compartments that keep foods separate.Present food in fun ways: fruit chunks on skewers, deli meats rolled up around sliced vegetables, breakfast for lunch.Add a non-food treat, such as a fun eraser, sticker or other prize that children will enjoy just as much as a sweet treat.Pack individual sandwich ingredients and let the kids make their own creation at school.Rock 'n'Roll Lunch1 small whole wheat tortilla spread with 2 tablespoons peanut butter, sprinkled with 1/4 cup granola, rolled up and sliced Carrots and celery with Dazzling Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip (recipe follows) Blackberries Drinkable yogurtDazzling Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip Yield: 4 (3-tablespoon) servings 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup 1 tablespoon peanut butter Chocolate sprinkles (optional) In a standing mixing bowl, mix yogurt and chocolate syrup on medium speed until well blended. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the peanut butter at 70% power for about 1 minute or until melted; stir half-way through. Pour peanut butter into chocolate yogurt mixture and mix until smooth. Top with sprinkles if desired. Serve with 1 cup assorted carrot and celery sticks, sliced cucumbers, apples or pear slices. Breakfast forLunch1 sausage link 3 mini peanut flourpancakes (recipes follows) Fruit cup Greek yogurt with honey (fordipping pancakes and fruit)Peanut FlourPancakesYield: 24 (3-inch) pancakes Use your favorite whole grain pancake mix according to package directions fo r 12 full size pancakes. Add 1/4 cup peanut flour* + 2 to 4 tablespoons milk. Let stand for 10 minutes before cook ing. *This low-fat, high protein, gluten-free flour is available at supermarkets nation wide and online. Pita Pockets with Chinese Chicken-Peanut SaladYield: 6 pita pockets 2 cups chopped cooked chicken 1 cup grated carrots 1/2 head roughly chopped iceberg lettuce, (about 4 cups) 2/3 cup chow mein noodles 1/3 cup canned sliced waterchestnuts 4 tablespoons peanut oil 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 1 tablespoon lite soy sauce 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts 2 tablespoons chopped green onions 3 pita breads, halved In large bowl, mix together chicken, carrots, lettuce, chow mein noodles and water chestnuts. Set aside. To make dressing: In separate bowl, mix together peanut oil, peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce and sugar until smooth. Stir in peanuts and green onions. Stir until blended. Pour dressing over salad and toss well. Fill pita pockets with even portions of chicken salad.



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A better brown bag lunchPAGE12BHard work paying off for RobertsonPAGE1BScott sworn in as 45th governorPAGE3ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, January 5-6, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 2 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 76 52Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Warm, with periods of sunshine Forecast Question: Do you make one or more new years resolutions each year? Next question: Are you an organ donor? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Thomas Bayless Age 76, of Lakeland Hugh Hines Age 90, of Sebring Margaret Lennon Age 87, of Lake Placid Bobby Light Age 62, of A von Park Carl Pattillo Age 59, of Avon Park Carolyn Pella Age 89, of Sebring Edwin Santiago-Colon Age 55, of Avon Park William VanScooter Age 71, of Sebring Donal Zentz Age 90, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 13% No 87% Total votes: 69 Celebrations 5B Classifieds 9A Clubs & Organizations10B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar6B Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors8B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Index Out of one tragedy comes 5 gifts of life Courtesy photo Six-month-old Gregory James Sanders Jr. died Dec. 30, apparently from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Through organ donation, his death saved five lives. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING County commissione rs voted to limit how much they give to t he municipalities for recreation in the sho rt term on Tuesday, but promised to com e back with a policy to discuss the balan ce of funds budgeted for this year. The new inter-local agreements draft ed by county staff changes the rules and lim its the allocation to $100,000 per munic ipality until new policy can be finishe d. The municipalities can ask for up to 5 0 percent of the money spent on operatio n and maintenance for recreation faciliti es from the county. For Avon Park, that means $156,732 in funds are left in limbo for now, Sebrin g has $89,632 at risk and Lake Placid h as $14,310 promised, but unallocated, to date. According to the agenda item summar y, Bernis Gainer, director of the Office of Management and Budget for Highlan ds County, stated that issues of inequali ty about the amounts given to each munic ipality were raised during the last budg et cycle. In response to that, Gainer and coun ty staff decided, with commission support, to change the way that the funds for recr eation are allocated. During the preparation of the 201011 budget workshops, the inequity of dist ribution of funds was raised, Gainer sai d. During the current year, we have be en unable to reach an agreement with t he municipalities on how those funds wou ld be distributed. But, before any money can be hand ed out to the municipalities, Gainer stat ed that there had to be contractual agre ements. Commission changes rules on recreation funding Three municipalities get just $100,000 for now News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE New Avon Park City Councilman Parke Sutherland takes his oath of office on Monday morning during the traditional early morning swear in as wife Maria Sutherland, assistant city manager, looks on form the audience. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park City Council approved plans to expand the city limits to Valerie Boulevard at its traditional first-of-the-year 7 a.m. meeting on Monday. The meeting started with the swearing in of Mayor Sharon Schuler, who retained her seat in the last election, and the citys newest councilman, Parke Sutherland, who defeated incumbent Al Joe Hinson. Discussion quickly turned to the two maps presented by City Manager Bruce Behrens, who showed a future land map that included annexation south along U.S. 27. We have the water and sewer systems in place, and some of the annexation covenants are there, but we will have to take this parc el by parcel, Behrens said. What we need to do now is to show landowners that the re are advantages to belongin g to the City of Avon Par k. Their water bill will be decreased, and police and fi re coverage should improve, he added. And for South Flori da Avon Park to start annexation See AVON, page 7A See COUNTY, page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Gary Johnson adds a few finishing touches to a new stage Tuesday morning at the Highlands Little Theatre Thakkar Pavilion in Sebring. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING On the phone, Jillian Tubbsvoice was subdued. She sounded tired. I dont honestly know how to put this in words, she said. It was natural. Tubbs6month-old son, Gregory James Sanders Jr., died Dec. 30 after he suddenly stopped breathing on Dec. 29. Rushed to the hospital, he was put on life support, but efforts to revive him failed. He had been in the care of his father in Fort Lauderdale when the tragedy occurred. While lab results are pending, the doctors have called the cause of death Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The death of a child, especially one so young, is an overwhelming event, yet despite her grief Tubbs made the decision to have Gregorys organs donated to other children fighting for their lives. His heart is saving the life of a 5-month-old Indiana girl; his liver a 10-month-old boy in New York; his intestines a 1-year-old in One babys death saves five other children See BABY, page 7A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Volunteers at the Highlands Little Theatre are thrilled. Amajor addition to the complex is close to completion a second stage designed for smaller productions and concert shows. The idea had been nurtured for over eight years and was created in, well, stages. Thanks to a generous donation from Dr. Vinod Thakkar, the building to house the new performance venue was completed in 2005, and dedicated as the Thakkar Pavilion. Now the stage itself is nearly completed, and will be in ready time for a celebratory gala on Friday, Feb. 4. Asmall and almost cozy space, with audience seating on the stage, the venue provides an opportunity for smaller productions, in particular shows in concert form. Not quite theater in the round, but with the audience seated on three sides, directors will have to come up with new and fresh ideas. Tickets prices for the smaller productions will be in the $10 to $15 range. On the practical side, the Thakkar Pavilion also provides rehearsal space, so more than one production can be worked on at the same time. Because the theater is smaller, the venue New stage is nearly set at HLT Will be named after Jim McCollum See HLT, page 3A

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Dr. Mia Branch and her team delivered a healthy baby boy to his parents, Jonathan and Tiffany Dryden of Okeechobee, on Jan. 3 at 12:49 p.m. Weighing in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 21 inches in length, Max and his family received a giant teddy bear and basket of goodies from the staff. 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, Jan. 3, 2011: Donald Black, 32, of Sebring, was charged on a municipal ordinance violation. Joel Edward Brown, 31, of Sebring, was charged with possession of methamphetamine; and possession of controlled substance without prescription. Tanya Selene Butler, 48, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Angel Diaz, 38, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of marijuana, over 20 grams. Shawn Matthew Edmondson, 26, of Sebring, was charged on a Hardee County warrant for domestic violence or battery. Michelle Lee Ennis, 36, of Freeport, was charged with withholding support, non-support of children or spouse. Quincy Jermaine Griffin, 27, of Avon Park, was committed for fleeing or eluding police, failing to obey law enforcement officers order to stop, cruelty toward child, act that could result in physical or mental injury; and distributing cocaine, delivering within 1,000 feet of place of worship or business. John Thomas Haynes, 29, of Sebring, was charged with no valid driver license. Juan Carlos Hernandez, 36, of Sebring, was charged with violating city ordinance. Leah Ruth Lamari, 46, of Sebring, was charged with larceny. Carolyn Ann Lissimore, 31, of Groveland, was charged with violation of municipal ordinance. Tomas Gonzalez Lopez, 24, of Okeechobee, was charged with violation of municipal ordinance. Michael Eugene Manning, 37, of Coleman, was charged with grand theft. David Allen North, 44, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Mark DeWayne OBerry, 44, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine. Daniel Brian Patrick, 25, of Sebring, was charged with criminal mischief; grand theft of motor vehicle; burglary of structure; and burglary of conveyance. Richard Matthew Pinckney, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or cruelty toward child, infliction of physical or mental injury; domestic violence or battery, second or subsequent offense; crimes against person, corrupt by threatening public servant; and domestic violence or aggravated battery, offender knew or should have known victim pregnant. Alan Martin Ramos Mendoza, 21, of Lake Placid, immigration detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Rosendo Ortiz Romero, 29, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and city ordinance violation. Jose Manuel Serrano, 21, of Sebrin g was char g ed with possession of controlled substance without prescription. William James Vanscooter, 26, of Sebring, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, two counts. Larry Dean Worley, 48, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery; and resisting arrest without violence. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011: Faustino Librado Bautista, 29, of Sebring, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Paul Richard Demar, 22, of Sebring, was charged with damaging property, criminal mischief. Khalif Rashim Donaldson, 33, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court for failing to pay child support. Anthony Jerome Gaines, 52, of Avon Park, was charged with battery. Henry Goldsmith, 58, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence; and contempt of court for non-support. Jonathan Demar Halliburton, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with violating restrictions placed on driver license. Michael Paul Julian Karl, 19, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cannabis. Kenneth Algin McGahee, 51, of Sebring, was charged with driving motor vehicle with license suspended; and contempt of court for failing to pay child support. Jacqueline Crawford Simms, 76, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike, two counts. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Jan. 1: Daniel Paul Boucher, 25, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Kenneth Caldwell Jr., 28, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Raymond Jerome Claitt, 48, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Ana Maria Durst, 67, of Sebring, was charged with issuing or obtaining property with worthless check. John Michael Fedd, 22, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Shantel Dominique Johnson, 23, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Andrew John Kennedy, 34, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Matthew Carl Martin, 27, of Lake Wales, was charged with smuggling contraband, introducing into detention facility; misdemeanor; grand theft; theft; identification fraud, four counts. Michael Reavees McCracken, 24, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; burglary of unoccupied dwelling, unarmed; and larceny or grand theft. Obed Perez-Verdugo, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Mannie Resendiz, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with resisting officer, POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 8A A little late, but just as special Special to the News-SunAVON PARK For the past several years, the South Central Florida Chapter of Military Officers Association of America has sponsored a Military Healthcare Clinic for military retirees and retiree widows in the area. This has been accomplished in conjunction with personnel of the Sixth Medicare Group based at MacDill Air Force Base. Colonel Dennis L. Beatty, USAF, Sixth Medical Service Group of the Sixth Refueling Wing based at MacDill, will head a team of medical personnel along with representatives of the local VAOutpatient Clinic, the Highlands County Veterans Service Office and others who will answer questions on all levels of TRICARE in conjunction with the Social Security information. Saturdays event will start at noon at the Air Force Park Dining Facility with a luncheon that will then be followed by the seminar. The event will be open to all military retirees as well as other military veterans and widows in addition to range personnel. Luncheon cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple payable at the door. However, reservations are required. Reservations may be made by calling one of the following MOAAmembers: LTC Mabel Langland at 314-8432; Capt. Lou Brough at 655-2344; or June Felt at (863) 638-1225. All reservations are due no later than Thursday. Based upon military requirements at the time, Avon Park Range Commander LtCol Charles MacLaughlin, USAF, has been asked to give an update on the tempo of range activities. Military Healthcare luncheon set for Saturday AmVets plan Chili Cook-off Jan. 15SEBRING AmVets Post 21 is having a Chil i Cook-off at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. Contestants should sign up at the Post by Friday Jan. 14. Cash prizes will be given to the first three places and all chili will be sold after the judging Karaoke by Peg and Perry will follow at 7 p.m. AmVets Post is at 202 9 U.S. 27 S., Sebring.Miss Fits plan trip to ImmokaleeAVON PARK Mis s Fits, Red Hats will host its annual day trip to Immokalee Casino on Thursday, Jan. 20. Cost is $30 per person; the casi no will return $30 free play and a $5 food voucher. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. from The Knoll Clubhouse. Reservation s need to be made in advance. Call Pauline Gittleson at 453-8827 or Rita Dawson at 452-5647 as soon as possible.BALANCE offers bereavement supportSEBRING BALANCE Lives in Transition Inc. will offe r a free Bereavement Support Group starting today and running every other Wednesday. The support group will be offered at: 4023 Sun 'n Lake Blvd., Sebring, from 1-2:30 p.m. For any questions, please call Mark Medic k at 386-5687.Bremen, Ind. residents gather for reunionSEBRING The Bremen, Ind. Reunion will be held from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb 10 at Homers Restaurant. Reservation s are not needed and atten dees may pay at the doo r. For more information call Pat Farrer at 4526548 or write 1852 U.S 27 South, Lot G-8, Avon Park, FL, 33825. Snapshots Associated PressATLANTA Nearly six in seven U.S. adults now wear seat belts, an increase in driver safety that health officials say has helped cut motor vehicle deaths and injuries. About 85 percent of adults said they wear seat belts in a 2008 survey, up from under 81 percent in 2002. Only 11 percent wore them in 1982, before the first state law requiring seat belt use. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reported Tuesday a decline of more than 15 percent in nonfatal vehicle crash injuries from 2001 to 2009. The government previously reported traffic fatalities fell in 2009 to 33,808, the lowest number since 1950. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden has designated auto injuries as one of his six winnable battle priorities. CDC: Seat belt use reaches 85 percent Metro Services The government reports that six in seven adults wear their seat belts. Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011Page 3A 401 West Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852(863) 465-1725 RELEASE THE POUNDS ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT!CALL TODAY (863) 471-2500 LOSE YOURWEIGHT FORTHE LAST TIME!13 Ryant Blvd., SebringCorner of 27 & Ryant Blvd.Pre-Grand Opening Fees End December 31, 2010Save 66% on Enrollment NOW! By LAURAWIDES-MUNOZ and CURTANDERSON Associated PressMIAMI Days before he is to be sworn in as a freshman member of Congress, David Rivera released documents Monday he said were aimed at clearing up questions about his income and financial relationship to a successful campaign to expand slot machine gambling in South Florida. The Miami Republican, whose is expected to take his oath Wednesday, filed amended state ethics forms and also released his U.S. House of Representatives financial disclosure form for 2010 well ahead of a May 15 deadline. Riveras finances have triggered skeptical news stories and months of criticism from political opponents. His office issued a statement that the steps were intended to dispel any speculation surrounding his personal finances. Much of the scrutiny including an inquiry from the Miami-Dade County State Attorneys office has revolved around a contract Rivera signed to run a multimillion-dollar 2008 campaign to expand slot machines, but which he never listed on his disclosure forms. Rivera insisted he never received any income from the $500,000 contract, which was arranged through a firm called Millenium Marketing Strategies that was co-managed by Riveras 70-year-old mother and run out of the condominium of a family friend. Not one penny, Rivera told The Associated Press on Monday. Riveras documents submitted Monday show that he had a contingency loan from Millenium for between $100,001 and $250,000 that was repaid last year. Rivera said the loan totaled $137,000 and predated the slot machine contract and that his repayment was contingent on when he left the Florida House of Representatives and/or joined the Millenium firm. The firm had been inacti ve until weeks before the sl ot machine contract was esta blished. Rivera ran for Congre ss instead of joining the firm Rivera said he received t he loan in four installmen ts between 2007 and 2010. State prosecutors a re investigating Rivera s finances, according to thr ee people with direct know ledge of the matter. Th ey insisted on anonymi ty because of the sensiti ve nature of the case. T he investigation was fir st reported by The Miam i Herald and CBS4. Rivera spokeswom an Sarah Bascom said in a statement: Mr. Rivera h as not been contacted abo ut any investigation, nor do w e believe there are an y grounds for an investig ation. The contract, reviewed b y the AP, makes cle ar Millennium was hired to g et Rivera, who becam e Millenniums liaison wi th South West Flori da Enterprises Inc. The cam paign was conducted to co nvince Miami-Dade voters to approve slot machines at what was then a dog tra ck and is now known as Mag ic City Casino. Riveras finances fir st drew public scrutiny short ly before the November ele ctions, following med ia reports he had listed co ntracts with the U.S. Agen cy for Internation al Development on financi al disclosure forms coverin g 2003 to 2009. Those forms, which elec ted officials must file wi th the state, listed work do ne on behalf of a Puerto Ric obased company he help ed found in 2002. Rivera has refused to s ay what work he did for t he company, InterAmeric an Government Relations, an d USAID said it had no reco rd of him or the company. Shortly after the repor ts regarding Riveras sta te financial disclosure form s were published in Octobe r, he amended them, removin g any reference to work ou tside his position as sta te representative. AROUNDTHESTATE New congressman tries to clear up financial questions Cow attacks rancher on New Y ears DayFORTPIERCE A w oman rammed her truck i nto a cow that attacked her h usband as he repaired a f ence New Years Day in St. L ucie County. Authorities said Tuesday t hat 70-year-old Oscar W ilcox apparently shot the c ow but dropped his weapon d uring the attack. His wife heard his s creams, drove to the area a nd hit the cow several times w ith the truck. Then, she p icked up the pistol loaded w ith ratshot and shot the c ow a couple of times in the f ace. The woman, who was n ot identified in the police r eport, told authorities the c ow had always been nasty a nd had attacked her about a w eek earlier. Wilcox was treated at a l ocal hospital. The cow was c ontained in the pasture.State OKs 1st Race to Top fundsTALLAHASSEE The s tate has approved the first $ 25 million in stimulus s pending from Floridas $700 m illion federal Race to the T op grant for 11 school dist ricts. The Department of E ducation issued grant n otices to the districts T uesday. They can draw those funds o n a quarterly basis over four y ears as they meet goals for i mproving student achievem ent. Another 51 districts and t hree laboratory schools are e ligible. Their applications a re still being evaluated. The districts approved are A lachua, Calhoun, Clay, D eSoto, Gulf, Hendry, H olmes, Manatee, Pasco, P utnam and Washington. Half of the grant is earm arked for districts and lab s chools. The state gets the r est. Five of Floridas 67 school d istricts are not participating.2 people die in Tarpon Springs house fireTARPON SPRINGS T wo people are dead in an e arly morning house fire. Firefighters were called to t he home at around 6 a.m. T uesday in Tarpon Springs, n orthwest of Tampa. Officials d id not immediately release t he victimsnames, but f riends and family identified t hem as Steve and Flora G eorgiou, who owned a boat r epair and party boat business i n the coastal community. Aneighbor said she saw t he flames and banged on the f ront door of the home, but it w as too late. Investigators s aid they were waiting for the m edical examiner to positivel y identify the victims.Burglar dies after j umping through homes windowSUMMERFIELD A w ould-be burglar on a drug b inge died after jumping t hrough the front window a fter a pit bull inside the h ome chased him. Police say 41-year-old L aird Butler entered his n eighbors mobile home S unday afternoon. He suff ered severe cuts and blood l oss and died on the way to t he hospital. Officials arriving at the s cene initially thought they w ere dealing with a stabbing v ictim. They followed a b lood trail back to the mobile h ome and found the shattered f ront window. The homeowner, who was n ot home when Butler broke i n, told police she recognized h im from the neighborhood. Butler has a string of a rrests in Marion County, i ncluding disorderly conduct, r esisting an officer with viol ence and carrying a conc ealed weapon. Snapshots Pool photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, takes the oath of office at the capitol in Tallahassee Tuesday. To the right are Scott's wife Ann Scott and his daughter Allison Guimard, far right. By BRENDAN FARRINGTON APPolitical WriterTALLAHASSEE Republican Rick Scott was sworn in Tuesday as Floridas 45th governor and immediately started talking about how hell follow through on his campaign promise to create 700,000 jobs in seven years. Scott told the crowd gathered outside the historic Capitol that he understands the hardship of unemployment because his father was often laid off and his mother had to take in ironing to put food on the table. I have a very clear memory of their fear and uncertainty as they struggled to provide for five kids, the 58-year-old Scott said in his prepared remarks. So, for me, job creation is a mission. My personal memories fortify my commitment to this mission. There are millions of families across Florida whose future depends on the steps we take to create jobs. The former hospital company CEO said there are three forces that reduce the chances for businesses to succeed: taxation, regulation and litigation. Together those three form The Axis of Unemployment. Left unchecked, they choke off productive activity, Scott said. The state of Florida raises enough revenues to meet its needs. It should focus on spending those revenues smarter, setting better priorities and demanding more accountability. Well also re-examine every regulation to make sure its benefits outweigh its costs. Unless they are pruned, regulations grow like weeds. Scott was unknown to Floridians when he entered the governors race last spring, frustrating many in the Republican establishment who had settled on Attorney General Bill McCollum as their candidate. He overcame negative attacks launched first by Republicans and then Democrats and spent tens of millions of his own money to win the election. Never having run for office, he capitalized on his outsider status. His promise of jobs appealed to angry voters frustrated with the economy and politics as usual. He wants to make the state more attractive by gradually phasing out the corporate income tax, which provides Florida with about $2 billion a year. He also wants to have his administration review every state regulation and ask what would happen if it didnt exist. He wants to further protect businesses from lawsuits and said he will look at every government agency cost and ask if the state is getting a return on the investment. He replaces Gov. Charlie Crist, who lost a bid for Senate instead of seeking a second term. Scott takes oath of office as states 45th governor has an intimate feel. Performers will not have to be miked, and will be able to cross into the audience if a director wishes. The biggest difference (between the large and small stages) is that on the bigger stage you pretend the audience isnt there. Here the audience and the actors are integrated, said Gary Johnson, who has been building the smaller stage while singing on the larger. He added that the new space will allow for a wider variety of shows, like adding different flavors of ice-cream. The hope is more people become interested in performing, and even more people in watching. Jim McCollum, a standout among a group of already very generous and talented volunteers, had gently twisted arms for years, almost single-handedly raising the final thousands of dollars needed to finish the project. As one of the Godfathers of HLT, and maybe its most colorful, McCollum has been sorely missed since his death in August. The new stage will be named in his honor. Call the theaters box office for more information about the Feb. 4 Gala and about the comedy Harvey, which opens on Feb. 14. The telephone number is 382-2525. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Continued from page 1A HLTs second stage nearly complete

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Afair and honest evaluation helps an individual to prioritize concerns and make necessary adjustments. Evaluations, however, that are written with a predetermined result in mind do harm. Which brings us to the Avon Park City Council. Monday, moments after swearing in Parke Sutherland as its newest member, and reinstalling Sharon Schuler as mayor, the council took City Manager Bruce Behrens to task and passed out forms to evaluate his performance to date. The only problem is that Behrens has been on the job for barely three months. This is a problem because there is no way a city managers performance can be objectively reviewed in that short a time. At 90 days most individuals new in a job are still learning where things are and how things are done. City managers, in particular, are responsible for such a complicated set of tasks, and have to work with such a wide range of people, that 90 days doesnt begin to provide a realistic picture of a persons work results or potential. In Behrenscase, we cant help but be suspicious of council motives. We have spoken out in the past about the Avon Park City Councils tendency to micromanage its staff and reserve all choices for itself. From the moment Behrens arrived in the city managers office he faced questions and criticisms many of those criticisms, in our view, were more a reflection of the councils control issues than valid complaints. From our perspective, Behrens arrived in town knowing how to manage a city, and eager to start. Instead of being pleased that the city finally has a leader, however, some members of the council appear put out. At times in the last three months it seemed Behrens would never be able to please council members, no matter what he did. When he promoted Michael Rowan to chief of police, for example which by city charter he is empowered to do he was told he didnt have the authority. When he was told to develop an annexation plan, and he did, he was told he was moving too quickly. We understand the council is under a lot of pressure to stabilize the citys financial situation and do something to bring more jobs into the community. We understand that with new technologies, shifting demographics and unfunded mandates handed down by the state and federal governments, municipal governments need to be resourceful, creative and willing to change if they hope to rema in healthy. And herein, we think, li es the truth of the situation for years, Avon Parks elec ted officials have talked abo ut the need for change, y et when faced with actual ly doing something differe nt council after council h as backed away just as t he current council has back ed away from Behrens. We hope the individuals o n the council find the coura ge and humility to understan d their role and fulfill the ir function. By city charter the counc il is only supposed to set poli cy and oversee the budget, n ot run the city. It is the city manager s legal responsibility to run t he city. Evaluating Behrenswo rk performance after 90 da ys seems more like the adole scent politics in midd le school, than it does sobe r, adult work on behalf of ta xpayers. That would make this pa rticular evaluation harmful to Avon Park. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS Ideally, a performance evaluation helps identify ones strengths and weaknesses, clarifying where an individual is meeting expectations or failing them. 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 Grab something to h old on to were g oing to take a quick l ook back at the c razy year that was 2010 r ight as we dive into 2011. Where do I start? Perhaps w ith the mid-term elections, w hich made it clear that A mericans were very ticked o ff by how things have been g oing. The tea parties, which g ot their start in 2009, grew b igger and louder as the year w ent on, and deserve some c redit (or blame) for how t hings turned out. The upshot i s that we will start the new y ear with a Republican H ouse and a Democratic S enate and there will be p lenty of fireworks before i ts all over. Some of the fireworks will d eal with health care reform, w hich got passed this year. A s the months went by and p eople realized what had b een done, the popularity of t he bill sank like a lead ball oon. Will it survive court c hallenges and a new C ongress? I hope not, but t ime will tell. This year we also dealt w ith a massive oil spill court esy of BP, whose bosses p roved that they badly neede d better people skills. It was f inally dealt with, but not b efore we were bombarded w ith numerous pictures of o il-soaked birds and ongoing v ideo of the stuff spilling out i nto the ocean. The economy continues to s tutter along, though it has a l ong way to go. Depending o n who you talked to, stimul us bills either helped or hurt t hings. The government d ecided at the last minute to e xtend all of the Bush tax c uts, at least for now. This w as greeted with a sigh of r elief by a lot of people. In January Apple introd uced the Ipad, a huge gizmo t hat I surprisingly am not l usting after. I have decided I w ant a Kindle however, and t hose who heard me say earlie r that I wouldnt get a free I t old you so. Apple still got s ome of my money this year: w hile the Ipad doesnt appeal to me, I love my Ipod Touch. Speaking of the Kindle, one new thing for me this year is that Ive started publishing short stories online. If you have a spare 99 cents and want a quick read, you can see a list of what Ive got here: smashwords.com/profile/view/jjpre ss. The biggest news on the anti-terrorism front was how the TSAwas getting touchyfeely with flyers. Despite videos and criticism the patdowns continue to go on, and a planned Thanksgiving week protest fizzled. Our borders are still not secure. People against illegal immigration were labeled as racist and anti-immigration period. Very little progress has been made this year on the subject maybe well have better luck in 2011. Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake they are still recovering from. Nashville flooded. Many parts of our country is buried in snow, and Im sure someone is blaming all this on global warming. We all spent a lot of time on Facebook and Twitter, which raised privacy issues even while more of us tuned in online. Tiger Woods and Mel Gibson both showed us how bad people can be, while the rescue of the Chilean miners gave us a reason to cheer. On a personal note, John and Amanda moved to Sebring, something good for both me and Highlands County. I wrote 50,000 words during National Novel Writing Month. And I continued to enjoy spending time with you, my readers. We may not always agree, but I value your support and thank you for a great 2010. I hope youll stay with me as we push forward to 2011. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com A look back at 2010 Lauras Look Laura Ware Performance evaluations useful, useless, orharmf ul A great friend lives with Parkinsons E ditor: Lets say you are 40 years o ld. You are successful as a N ew York City banker. You h ave a lovely family, wife, t wo daughters, and a son to c arry on the family name. Y ou are in the Army National G uard. You are an active, m anly man tennis, basketb all, softball, coaching the k idsteams, dancing with the l ovely wife. You are financ ially astute, and so is the w ife (also employed by the b ank). Your future is set, and y our present could hardly be b etter. Lets say one of your annua l physicals reveals you have s ymptoms of Parkinsons dise ase. That cannot happen to y ou. Not to this family with a ll it has going for it. The p romotions that await b ecause you are a star. The b est years are ahead of you. T his has to be an erroneous d iagnosis. Lets say the symptoms b ecome more ominous over t he next five years. The girls a re off to college, and the son i s reaching manhood, too. T he wife is the belle of every s ocial gathering you attend. Y ou simply have to suck it u p, and challenge this insidio us disease that it will not b ring you down. You have w orked too hard, done things s trictly according to the manc ode of success. No shortc uts. Paid your dues. Put in y our time. The rewards come t o those like you. Your track r ecord proves it. Lets say the bank calls y ou in one day for a man-toman discussion. They want you to understand it is a business decision, but they will make sure they do all they can to assist in your getting the best medical care available for your creeping Parkinsons. It is time for you and the bank to part company. Lets say you hang on in the NYC metro area for awhile longer, but you and your steadfast bride decide maybe relocating to Florida would be a positive move for both of you. Kids are on their own now. The two of you have to think about what is best for your medical situation and your senior years. Lets say that the disease just keeps taking its toll. Walking becomes more of a struggle. Talking with any volume becomes more of a struggle. Falls become more commonplace. Your inactivity leads to weight gain. Your condition does have its implications on the rest of the family. Travel is difficult to impossible. Leg braces/boots, walkers and wheelchairs, you know? Your own personal care has to be taken up by family and professionals. Lets say you are now 72. Thirty years of living with a disease no person should have to live with. Nothing is better. Only more difficult. Lets say you never (never, as in never!) complain about your plight to your buddies. You are as mentally sharp as ever. Think of this like the poker games you still love to play you must play the hand you are dealt. This disease may strike your body, but it will not get your mind. So, you decide to be the best friend you could ever be to those who befriend you. Lets say you are Jack Goldman, in Tanglewood, Sebring. Lets say Jim Hoch is so very proud to be your friend; because you are an inspiration beyond words. Long live Jack Goldman my good buddy. Jim Hoch SebringIts time to cut out the fatEditor: Around the end of the year there was an editorial in the Gainesville newspaper. The concluding statement saying to the effect that people wanted to keep their tax cuts and wanted the national debt lowered. The paper concluded that taxes must be raised to pay off the debt. I think that before taxes are raised there are a couple of things the government could or should do. Check out all the government programs. Dump those that are superfluous and yet are carried on the books as liabilities and dump those that are not accomplishing what they were intended to do. Stop this earmark business, which is a complete waste of taxpayer money. Using taxpayer money to study the sex life of bees, a study on hog feces, paying for bridges to no where. These are nothing more than vote buying schemes of the politicians to keep their jobs. Use some of the $1.3 trillion of real estate owned by the government, instead of building new facilities and furnishings for new departments this government is creating. Cut the number of government employees. The government is now the major employer in the country today with more than 100,000 employees, with a great number being paid sixfigure salaries. With this many employees, you can rightly assume that many of them are doing nothing more than keeping a chair seat warm. When you consider the staggering amount of money paid out for their benefits, no wonder the country is going broke. No, before sticking it to the taxpayer by raising taxes, I think the government should do what every family has to do when things get tough cut out the fat. Dick Ford SebringNot enough votes to get Pepsi grant, but YMCA still tryingEditor: Unfortunately we did not receive enough votes to get the $5,000 grant to build a climbing wall to help fight childhood obesity here at the Highlands County Family YMCA. We really feel this program would help give kids a fun and safe way to stay healthy. The wall would be used for Fun Fit Fridays, which is a free program to the public, and Summer Camp along with other programs geared toward giving kids an alternative from playing video games and watching television. If you have the means and would possibly like to donate the money and dedicate the wall to a lost loved one, the YMCAwill make up a beautiful plaque to go above the wall and hold a dedication ceremony upon completion of the wall. Any questions, contact Dave at 382-9622. Dave Scheck Sebring

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011Page 5A Hugh HinesHugh Tommy V. Hines, 90, of Sebring died Dec. 31, 2010. Born in W ilmington, N.C., he came t o Sebring in 1962. He was a r etired officer/pilot Federal S pecial Agent with the U.S. F ish and Wildlife Services. H e served in the U.S. Coast G uard during World War II as a gunners mate on a destroye r escort in the Leyte Gulf. H e was a member of St. C atherine Catholic Church in S ebring. Survivors include his child ren, Hugh, George, David a nd Lisa; many loving grandc hildren and great-grandchild ren. Afuneral service was held J an. 4 at Dowden Funeral H ome Chapel, Sebring, with F ather J. Peter Sheehan offic iating. In lieu of flowers, m emorial contributions may b e made to Cornerstone H ospice at 231 U.S. 27 N., S ebring, FL33870.Margaret LennonMargaret B. (Margie) L ennon, 87, of Lake Placid d ied Dec. 30, 2010. She made L ake Placid her home for the p ast 30 years. She is survived by her lovi ng companion and best f riend, Ed Clement; children, M ike Rafferty, Alice R. L awrence, Rick Rafferty, K imberly R. Vermillion; e ight grandchildren and five g reat-grandchildren. Acelebration of her life w ill take place at Scott F uneral Home, Lake Placid, o n Saturday with visitation f rom 1-3 p.m. and service f rom 3-4 p.m. Words of comf ort to the family can be m ade by visiting www.scott f uneralservice.com. In lieu of f lowers, contributions may b e made to either St. Judes C hildrens Hospital.Bobby LightBobby R. Light, 62, of A von Park died Dec. 28, 2 010. Born in Fiffe, Ala., he h ad lived in this area since 1 958. He was a petroleum inspector for the state of Florida. Survivors include his wife, Linda L.; daughters, Kathy Marshall and Stephanie Wilson; brothers, Leon and Steve; sister, Diane Culpepper; four grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. Amemorial service was held Dec. 31 at Fountain Funeral Home, Avon Park, with the Rev. John Girdley officiating.Carl PattilloCarl Holt Chip Pattillo, 59, of Avon Park died Jan. 2, 2011. Anative of Jacksonville, he came here 40 years ago. He was an auto mechanic and an electrician. He was a member of Union Congregational Church and had attended Crossroads Community Church. Survivors include his parents, Clay and Ethel Wenger; sons, Michael, Josh and Jeremiah; daughter, Samantha; sisters, Amanda Elder, Joann Thomas and Dawn Youman; brothers, Jeff Fritz, Tim Fritz and Greg Fritz; and eight grandchildren. Amemorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Crossroads Community Church with the Rev. John Dumas officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Fountain Funeral Home in Avon Park.Carolyn PellaCarolyn S. Pella, 89, of Sebring died Jan. 3, 2011. Born in Sweetwater, she had been a lifetime resident of Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto counties and was the owner of a cattle ranch that spanned the three counties. Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen P. Wesson; sons, Thomas P. and Gene; sister, Loretta Baker; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring. Agraveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Crewsville Church Cemetery, Zolfo Springs, with the Rev. Tom Heath officiating. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.newssun.com/obituaries .Edwin SantiagoColonEdwin Santiago-Colon, 55, of Avon Park died Jan. 3, 2011. Anative of Canovanos, Puerto Rico, he came here 12 years ago from New York. He was a baker at a grocery store. He was a member of Iglesia Christina Monte Sion Church in Avon Park. Survivors include his wife, Beatrize Santiago; children, Jeanette Jones-Santiago, Jenssy Santiago and John Santiago; seven sisters, six brothers and five grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at Fountain Funeral Home, Avon Park. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Gregorio Ramos officiating. Interment will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery in Avon Park.William VanScooterWilliam Charles VanScooter, 71, of Sebring died Dec. 30, 2010. Born in Webster Crossing, N.Y., he worked in the construction business. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a Baptist. Survivors include his daughter, Debra Rodriguez; sons, William and Richard; brothers, Raymond Stone and David VanScooter; sisters, Janice Clayson and Joanne Fronk; and nine grandchildren. Cremation arrangements were handled by Dowden Funeral Home in Sebring.Donal ZentzDonal E. Zentz, 90, of Sebring died Jan. 1, 2011. Born in Mount Etna, Ind., he was an over-the-road owner and operator in the trucking industry. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Sebring. Survivors include his wife, Margaret E.; daughter, Debra Miller; sons, Dennis McCombs and Don McCombs; brother, Lowell; sisters, Mary Frances Harford, Doris McElhaney, Martha Conklin and Jo Ann Clark; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Amemorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 with the Rev. Gary Kindle officiating. Cremation arrangements are being handled by Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. LIMITED SPACE CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better GradesMARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467Best After School Program in SebringFREEPICKUP from: Kindergarten Learning Center, Cracker Trail, Sun-N-Lakes, Woodlawn, Fred Wild, Memorial, Hill Gustat, Sebring Middle/High Located on Kenilworth Sebring*Some Restrictions Apply Life Care, Not Day Care Thomas Rivers Bayless, 76, died on Sunday, January 2, 2011, at his Lakeland home after a prolonged battle with cancer. Born in Tallahassee, FL, on February 21, 1934, he attended elementary and high schools in Tallahassee and Sebring, Fl. Following two years at Emory University, Mr. Bayless entered the United States Air Force Combat Pilot Training Program in Arizona. He earned his wings as an F-86 fighter pilot and served with the 3550th Combat Crew Training Group (Interceptor). He was later assigned as an instructor at Moody AFB in Valdosta, Ga, where he met Lorena Bena Dasher and they were married in 1959. Upon his discharge from military service, Mr. Bayless earned a BS from Florida State University and his JD from the University of Florida College Law. After serving as legal counsel for the Florida State Road Department, Mr. Bayless moved to Lakeland in 1964 to join the firm of Holland Bevis Smith & Kibler as their 13th member. (The firm later became Holland & Knight). Mr. Bayless formed a development partnership with his long time friend and law partner, Bob Murray, and successfully ran M&B Properties among other entrepreneurial entities. Mr. Bayless was a faithful member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Lakeland, and The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Highlands, NC. He served on the board of The Lakeland Regional Medical Center, the Polk Museum of Art Board of Directors and the City of Lakeland Civil Service Board. He was a Past Commodore of the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club, and served on the board of The Highlands Country Club in Highlands, NC. An avid outdoorsman, excelling in both hunting and fishing, Mr. Bayless was also an extremely knowledgeable antique collector and an accomplished woodworking craftsman. Mr. Bayless was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Elgin Bayless, Sr. and Gladys Howard Bayless. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bena Bayless of Lakeland; their children, Thomas Rivers Bayless, Jr., of Hahira, Ga, Howard Dasher Bayless (Deanna) of Lakeland and Guy McCulley Bayless of Lakeland; grandchildren Leslie Bayless, Natalie Bayless, Carolyn Bayless, Richard Mac Bayless, Mary Bayless, Emily Bayless and Jacob Bayless; brother F. Elgin Bayless, Jr.,(Jeanne) of Sebring, Fl and their children. A celebration for the life of Mr. Bayless will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, January 6, 2011, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 202 S. Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland. Memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, Lakeland Christian School Scholarship Fund or any charity of choice. Arrangements made by: HEATH FUNERAL CHAPEL Lakeland, Florida 33801 863-682-0111 THOMAS RIVERS BAYLESS Attorney OBITUARIES Tanglewood rocks in the New YearSEBRING With the s tart of the new year, the T anglewood Residents C ancer Benefit kicks into h igh gear. Four intrepid souls have j oined with Alan Jay Kia to Rock in the New Year. F ran Williams, Mitzi Case, K ristie Plank and Neil S impson hope to rock all w eek (Jan. 3-7) in hopes of w inning the $1,000 grand p rize, which will go to the c ancer benefit. Tickets are still available f or the Paul Todd Concert b eing held at the T anglewood Clubhouse on J an. 20. Reserved seats are $ 12; general admission is $ 10. This amazing performa nce, sponsored by Edward J ones-Alan J. Holmes, is o pen to everyone in the H eartland. Tickets can be purchased a t Tanglewood (one-half m ile north of Walmart across f rom Dennys) from 9:30-10 M onday mornings and 3-4 T hursday afternoons. For m ore information, call Tom a t 385-7316. Make a New Years Resolution to donate bloodDonating blood is not only s afe, simple and saves lives, b ut when you donate blood, y ou receive a mini physical t hat includes a cholesterol c heck as well. The Florida Blood C enters-Highlands blood m obile will be at Eye S pecialist of MidFlorida f rom 12-3 p.m. today, and at F irst Baptist Church of Lake J osephine from 4:30-7:30 p .m. All donors will receive a f ree movie ticket by mail. There is no upper age limit to donate blood. If you have questions on donating blood, call 382-4499.Celtic American Society meetsSEBRING The Celtic American Society of the Highlands will hold its monthly meeting today in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church of Sebring. Refreshments will be served at 6.30 p.m., followed promptly at 7 p.m. by the program. This will be presented by Hank Mattson, the Cracker Cowboy Poet. Tickets for the annual Burns Night Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 29 and information regarding the expo will be available immediately after the program. For more information call Pat Vance at 453-3104.Recreation Club plans eventsSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club will host the following events this week: Today 1 p.m., pinochle; 1:15 p.m., nickel scrambles; 5:15 p.m., line dancing lessons; and 6:30 p.m., line dancing. Thursday -1 p.m., euchre; 3 p.m., ping pong; 7 p.m., bingo (and the next two Thursdays). Friday 12:30 p.m., bridge; 1:15 p.m., mini-shuffleboard tournament (and the next two Fridays). Saturday 1:15 p.m., Ice Cream Shuffleboard; 3 p.m., ping pong (all month long). For details, call (262) 2243819.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have a House Committee meeting at 7 p.m. today. The meeting is open to all Post members. Bar bingo will be played at 1 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will have music with Now and Then at 5:30 p.m. today. Mens Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 6995444. The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host karaoke with Double D from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke will be from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will have music by Uptown Country today. Early bird bingo is set for 6 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 465-2661. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge will have music by Larry Musgrave from 5-9 p.m. today. Moose game is set for 8 p.m. DD Karaoke will play from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. For more information and menu selection, call 655-3920.Kenilworth Neighborhood Watch group meets ThursdaySEBRING The Greater Kenilworth Neighborhood Watch will meet at the Military Sea Services Museum on the corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Roseland Avenue at 6 p.m. Thursday. All interested parties are welcome. There will be a video on telephone fraud. Free digital security lights will be offered to all who attend.Country music comes to Highlands Shrine ClubAVON PARK The public is invited to come out to hear some toe-tapping music weekly by two musical groups: Country Grass on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. (they play country and bluegrass music), and Just Country starting on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The club is at 2604 State Road 17 South. Refreshments provided for both events; donation $3 for single or $5 for couple. Any questions? Call 382-2208. Traumatic Brain Injury Group meets ThursdaySEBRING New Beginnings, a support group for people dealing with Traumatic Brain Injury and their family members, will meet for a get-together at 6 p.m. Thursday at the office of H.A.L.L.O., 112 Medical Center Ave. Refreshments will be served. The goal of the group is to create a positive, supportive setting and experience in which the traumatic brain injured person can address physiosocial and adjustment issues related to their injury. The group is sponsored by Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. For any other information please call HALLO at 3851196, e-mail halloinc@embarqmail.com or write to H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Special to the News-SunThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has processed and decided more than 28,000 veterans claims in the first six weeks of processing applications for disabilities due to the diseases related to exposure to the herbicides such as Agent Orange used during the Vietnam conflict. The new technology and improvements implemented by the VAis enabling claims processors to move more efficiently through the hurdles to process the benefits for affected Veterans. According to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, We are also conducting significant outreach to Vietnam Veterans to encourage them to submit their completed application for this long-awaited benefit. The Veterans Affairs published a final regulation on Aug. 31 that allows veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam and who have been diagnosed with Parkinsons disease, ischemic heart disease, or a B-cell (or hairy-cell) leukemia eligible to file a claims application for health care and disability compensation benefits. In order to file a claim through the local Veteran Services Office, Joseph A. Dionne, County Veteran Services officer, recommends that if the veteran has been treated for these diseases out of the VAs health system to gather t he medical records from the ir non-VAphysicians befo re calling for an appointme nt to see a service office r. Make sure you bring in your copy of the dischar ge papers (DD-214), copy of wedding certificate if ma rried, and copy of spou se and childrens social secu rity numbers, if applicable. The VAhas created a program for the Vietna m veterans who are comput er users and who may fa ll under this new policy to fi le their own claims through a new VAWeb portal at www.fasttrack.va.go v Vietnam veterans are t he first users of this automat ed claims processing system VAhas made it easy f or physicians to supply t he clinical findings needed to approve the claim throug h the new Web portal. The se medical forms are availab le at www.vba.va.gov/disab ili tyexams. The portal provid es information to guide vete rans through Web-bas ed menus to capture the nece ssary information and me dical evidence required f or faster claims decisions. While the new syste m currently is limited to the se three disabilities, usage w ill expand soon to inclu de claims for other condition s. VAhas begun collectin g data that recaps its progre ss in processing claims f or new Agent Orange benef its at www.vba.va.gov/VB A/ agentorange/reportcard/in d ex.html. 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I would like to have a member of council appointed to an annexation committee that could go out to talk to some of those along this route to show them what a good opportunity this is for them, Behrens said. Schuler asked if Behrens would be hands on with the project. I plan on chairing this initiative, Behrens told council. We are in the very preliminary stages, these maps have just been approved this week. All of the landowners have been identified, and the idea would be to put together all of the advantages to the landowners right now. What their water fees would be and what their fire assessments would be, Behrens said. We will also get input from department heads as to what issues there might be, Behrens promised. Is this something that needs to be? I mean I can see that it is important to have some of the staff and the department heads involved in this. Is this going to take away from what they are supposed to do on a daily basis? Schuler asked. I will see if there is an inte rest from any of the counc il members to see if anyo ne shows interest on being on t he annexation committee. Ill g et Cheryl (Tietjen, city clerk) to talk to them to see if th ey would like to be on the comm ittee and bring it back to t he council for a vote, Schul er said. Council member Bren da Gray asked if Behrens w as going to exercise the curre nt annexation covenants alread y approved by council. Not all of the landowners o n this map have covenants. W e will have to look at each of these individually, Behre ns said. The direction was out the re last year to move forward wi th annexation, Schuler point ed out. Well, there has not been a whole lot of movement in th at area before now, and I was n ot here back then. Staff took it o n their own initiative to move o n this, Behrens said. Council voted 5-0 to appro ve Behrensplans and to move fo rward with annexation, as lon g as the annexations are fina ncially viable for the city. Continued from page 1A At this time, we have not made distribution of funds because we do not have interlocals in place, Gainer told the commission. Based on population and expenditure, in the 2010-11 budget, $256,732 was set aside for Avon Park; Sebring was allocated $189,632; and Lake Placid was budgeted for $114,310. Lake Placid has been the most vocal about the allocation of funds, and town council members Ray Royce and Deb ra Worley asked the commissio ners to make sure to follo w through with the plans for t he rest of the funds. Royce stated that just want to make sure that the intent is to look at this and make amen dments in the near future. Each municipality has to vote and sign the inter-loc al agreements before they com e into effect, and the coun ty promised to decide on a ne w policy to distribute the add itional funds within the next 6 0 days. Continued from page 1A Avon Park looking at annexation plans News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A von Park Relay for Life team representatives Pat Riley of Sebring Church of the Nazarene Food Pantry (from left); Fran Williams of Tanglewood Cancer Drive; Mitzi Case of Tanglewood; Doris Magowan of Ridge Area ARC; and cancer survivor Brenda Moore of Awesome Brenda And Team Extraordinaire are rocking for a good cause Tuesday morning at Alan Jay Kia in Sebring. Participants must rock continuously from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m thru Friday. A wards will be presented Saturday with $1,000 going to the winning team. The rocking chair endurance contest is a f undraising event to help raise money for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life. The upcoming Relay f or Life event is scheduled for March 12-13 at the Avon Park High School football field. Rocking for the Relay County doles out some money to municipalities for recreation N ebraska; and his kidneys two other c hildren. The irony is painful. One familys h eartbreak in 2010 means five other f amilies rejoiced in 2011. The organ donations were a brave a nd generous gift, given in the midst o f terrible pain and sorrow. Yilian Fraga, of Life Alliance in M iami, described the basic proced ure. When an individual becomes a p otential donor, the hospital notifies t he nearest organ collection organizat ion there are four regional centers i n Florida. The center sends a team to the hosp ital to determine the condition of t he organs and gather background i nformation. If the organs can be used, the team a lso approaches the potential donors f amily, especially if the potential d onor left nothing in writing. Their task, Fraga said, is to help the family through their time of grief, and to facilitate the donation process if that is the familys wish. In turn, the local organization contacts the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which keeps the national register. From there a match is made. Fraga explained that matches are made based on genetic compatibility, seriousness of condition, or length of wait time. Another important factor is the distances involved. Aheart, once on its way to save a life, only has a fourhour window of viability. Fraga emphasized that organ donations do not disfigure the body, and that the donor is treated with respect throughout the process. Gregorys family is still reeling from his death. Friends have reached out to them so Gregory could be properly buried at Lakeview Memorial Gardens cemetery. One of those friends also called the News-Sun, hoping it would let the community know about how one very young child saved so many lives, and by extension, how valuable organ donations are. The News-Sun was also told by this individual (who asked not to be identified because they are not family) that the $5,000 cost of a headstone is out of the familys reach. Tubbs hopes for a three-plot memorial marker so her great-grandmother and son may lie side by side, with room for her when her time comes. Those who wish to help should contact Lakeview Memorial Gardens, at 854 Memorial Drive. The telephone number is 385-4942. For more information about donating organs go to www.donatelifeflorida.org. Continued from page 1A Baby will live on in five others

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Associated PressAIR FORCE ONE E nding a two-week vacation, P resident Barack Obama is a ppealing to newly-empowe red Republicans to resist j ockeying for the White H ouse in 2012 and work with h im to get the economy growi ng and the jobless back to w ork. Facing anything but a politi cal soft landing after his holi day stay in Hawaii, Obama t old reporters en route to the c apital Tuesday that he unders tands Republicans, who r ecaptured the House in last f alls elections, are going to p lay to their base for a certain p eriod of time. But Im pretty confident t hat theyre going to recogn ize that our job is to govern a nd make sure that we are d elivering jobs for the A merican people and that we a re creating a competitive e conomy for the 21st centur y, the president said. Not only does Obama face a n emboldened Republican c aucus in Congress, he also is c onfronting the first major s hake-up of his senior White H ouse staff. The first weeks of the new y ear will be an early test of h ow he will deal with a divide d Congress and whether he c an build on the victories he s ecured during the final days o f the lame-duck legislative s ession. And with a host of R epublicans readying to run f or his job, the administration w ill simultaneously be laying t he groundwork for Obamas r e-election bid, which will be o perated out of Chicago. Obama was arriving back i n Washington before midday T uesday, a day before lawm akers on Capitol Hill reconv ene. Republicans, having t aken control of the House a nd boosted their seats in the S enate, are promising to take a im at the presidents agenda, f rom his spending plans to his h ealth care overhaul. And t heyre not wasting any time. Republicans in the House a re planning to vote on a full r epeal of Obamas health care l aw before the presidents S tate of the Union address l ater this month. However, D emocrats will control the S enate and could thwart the r epeal drive. And Obama has p romised to veto a repeal if it r eaches his desk. Even so, R epublicans say they will try t o starve the overhaul of m oney and dismantle it piece b y piece. Obama will also face oppos ition on spending and the d ebt. Though the president h as said the nations longt erm fiscal health must be a ddressed, hes warned that c utting spending now could b e disastrous for the fragile economic recovery. But conservative Republicans, including many newly elected members of Congress, want to cut spending immediately. The first test of how much Obama is willing to compromise with this wing of the GOPcomes in February, when lawmakers have to pass a massive spending bill to keep the government running. Obama said he hopes that House Speaker-designate John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will realize that there will be plenty of time to campaign for 2012 in 2012. And that our job this year is to make sure that we build on recovery. But 2012, nevertheless, is fast approaching, and he knows it. Senior adviser David Axelrod plans to head to Chicago this month, with Obamas 2008 campaign manager, David Plouffe, taking his place at the White House. More staff will follow Axelrod to Chicago, though aides have not yet been asked to commit to making the move. Obama is also considering naming former Commerce Secretary William Daley to a top White House job, possibly chief of staff, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. Daley, an executive at JPMorgan Chase, would bring extensive private sector experience to a White House seeking to counter the notion that the president is antibusiness. The person was not authorized to speak publicly on the manner and requested anonymity. After making only a few brief public appearances during his nearly two week family vacation, Obama eased back into the public eye on his final day in Hawaii. After an afternoon at the beach, Obama treated his friends and family to shave ice, a Hawaiian snow cone, stopping to shake hands and talk with people who had gathered near the Island Snow store that is a favorite of the Obamas. He also joined his family for an evening trip to the Honolulu Zoo. You know, I think theres going to be politics. Thats what happens in Washington. They are going to play to their base for a certain period of time. But Im pretty confident that theyre going to recognize that our job is to govern, Obama said to reporters traveling back to the capital with him on Air Force One. Another critical juncture could come as early as March, when lawmakers vote on whether to raise the debt ceiling. Some GOPlawmakers, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, have said they wont vote to raise the debt limit unless there is a plan in place for dealing with long-term obligations, including Social Security, and for returning to 2008 spending levels. With the debt ceiling at $14.3 trillion, and the debt at nearly $13.9 trillion and growing daily, White House economist Austan Goolsbee said that refusing to raise the limit would have a catastrophic impact on the economy. Despite Republican gains, Obama still holds some leverage namely a Democratic majority in the Senate that could counter Republican action in the House, and the veto power of the executive branch. Hes also coming off a successful run in the final weeks of 2010, having secured wins on a tax compromise with Republicans, a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia and the repeal of the militarys ban on openly gay service members. Still, Obama has said there is unfinished business he wants to address this year, including energy legislation and immigration reform, specifically the DREAM Act, which was defeated in Congress last month. He has said hell make another go at the legislation, which would provide a path to citizenship for young people brought to the U.S. illegally if they go to college or join the military. White House officials say they also see some opportun ities to capitalize on th at momentum and work wi th Republicans, including o n looming trade deals wi th Colombia and Panama, an d the reauthorization of the N o Child Left Behind educatio n act. In an op-ed piece in T he Washington Post on Monda y, Education Secretary Ar ne Duncan said lawmakers fro m both parties are already wor king together to draft a rea uthorization, and said, fe w areas are more suited f or bipartisan action than educ ation reform. Preparations are under w ay for a busy month for Obam a, including visits from at lea st two allies. Obama will ho st French President Nicol as Sarkozy on Jan. 10, said a senior administration offici al who confirmed the visit o n condition of anonymi ty because it had not yet be en announced by the Whi te House. In addition, Chine se President Hu Jintao will be in Washington for a state visit o n Jan. 19. Obama will deliver h is State of the Union addre ss later this month, in whi ch hell outline his agenda f or the year, including proposa ls for deficit reduction. Change will be coming to the White House. Obam a spent some of his Hawaii an holiday reviewing a sta ff restructuring review led b y interim chief of staff Pe te Rouse. While officials have ca utioned that there wont be sweeping changes througho ut the West Wing, some shif ts will be made quickly after t he presidents return to Washington. Obama is likely to name a new director of the Nation al Economic Council later th is week or early next week. T op contenders to replace t he departed Lawrence Summe rs are Treasury Department of ficial Gene Sperling, inves tment banker Roger Altm an and Yale University Preside nt Richard Levin. Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011www.newssun.com STAINMASTERBRAVADO TEXTURE$330sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERIMPECCABLE PLUSH$379sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERWESTMINSTERBERBER$359sq ft installed w/pad POWER ALLEYPLUSH$259sq ft installed w/pad EVANSTONBERBER12x15 Ft$225sq ft installed w/padAREA RUGS TOO! TARKETT LAMINATE$199sq ft Visit Our 10,000 sq ft Showroom and See For Yourself Today! Stainmaster CARPET SALE OUTDOOR CARPET69sq ft FORTHENEWYEAR! obstruction without violence. Dominic Trevel Williams, 22, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. The following people were booked into Highlands County Jail on Friday, Dec. 31: Walter Anthony Campbell, 26, of Avon Park, was charged with burglary with assault or battery; lewd, lascivious behavior, molested victim under 12 years of age, offender 18 years of age or older; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Samantha Elizabeth Dunn, 35, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, felony battery by strangulation; domestic violence or cruelty toward child, act that could result in physical or mental injury; and domestic violence or aggravated battery, person using a deadly weapon. Shawn Matthew Edmondson, 26, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court for non-support, two counts. Wadson Merancin, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Dec. 30: Sonya Lynn Brasfield, 30, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cannabis. Melissa Jean Qualls, 37, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny or grand theft, two counts; fraud or swindling to obtain property; and fraud, money laundering. Melissa Carol Tanksley, 29, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence; and withholding support, nonsupport of children or spouse. Mark Raymond Wagner, 33, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; cruelty toward child, act that could result in mental or physical injury; possession of controlled substance without prescription; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Harry Virgal Yaney, 42, of Lorida, was charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER Back from vacation, Obama exhorts Republicans to put politics aside Kent Nishimura/Abaca Press/MCT U.S. President Barack Obama jokes with Island Snow store employee Renee at Kailua Beach Center in Kailua, Hawaii, on Dec. 27.

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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 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 Michala k As Deputy Cler k IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. 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 Whitloc k As Deputy Cler k 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 clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 29th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. January 5, 12, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE #: 2010-CA-001188 DIVISION 3: UNC: Wachovia Bank, National Association, as Successor by Merger to First Union National Bank of Florida, Plaintiff, -vs.Joseph S. Orday a/k/a Joseph Orday; Evelyn Marie Orday a/k/a Evelyn M. Orday; Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to Wachovia Bank, National Association, Successor in Interest to First National Bank; The Estate of Shirley Ann Tillman a/k/a Shirley Tillman, Deceased; Mary Alice Merchant; Robert Duane Tillman; Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors, Lienors and Trustees of Shirley A. Tillman a/k/a Shirley Tillman, Deceased, and all other Persons Claiming By, Through, Under and Against the Named Defendants(s); Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; 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 Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: The Estate of Shirley Ann Tillman a/k/a Shirley Tillman, Deceased; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: N/A and Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors, Lienors and Trustees of Shirley Ann Tillman a/k/a Shirley Tillman, Deceased, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: N/A Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florid,a more particularly described as follows: LOTS 34 AND 35, LAKE CHARLOTTE SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 24, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 162 Orday Road, Sebring FL 33872. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the 164.46 FEET TO A POINT; ----N45 DEGREES 11'62'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 54.02 FEET TO A POINT; N81 DEGREES 61'13'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 169.97 FEET TO A POINT; S63 DEGREES 00'58'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 232.42 FEET TO A POINT; N84 DEGREES 69'22'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 160.14 FEET TO A POINT; N37 DEGREES 03'19'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 470.83 FEET TO A POINT; S81 DEGREES 07'26'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 742.85 FEET TO A POINT; N59 DEGREES 08'10'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 807.62 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, AND THE POINT-OF-TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT. a/k/a 3000 SIMONE BLVD LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if an, to it, on Diana Chung, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 either on or before January 31, 2011. and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 10th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk January 5, 12, 2011 1050LegalsCOMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 1; THENCE BEAR N 00DEGREES 30'32'' E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.23 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N 89DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 3056.61 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; THENCE BEAR THE FOLLOWING BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ALONG SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT: S08 DEGREES 54'09'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 266.26 FEET TO A POINT; S39 DEGREES 34'01'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 191.60 FEET TO A POINT; S26 DEGREES 14'39'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 214.13 FEET TO A POINT; S33 DEGREES 09'48'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 126.94 FEET TO A POINT; S54 DEGREES 34'35'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 60.99 FEET TO A POINT; S72 DEGREES 50'41'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 105.22 FEET TO A POINT; S89 DEGREES 44'11'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 360.18 FEET TO A POINT; S75 DEGREES 06'10'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 241.98 FEET TO A POINT; S14 DEGREES 65'30'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 107.03 FEET TO A POINT; S05 DEGREES 22'55'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 287.70 FEET TO A POINT; S24 DEGREES 07'15'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 163.72 FEET TO A POINT; S00 DEGREES 12'05'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 252.14 FEET TO A POINT; S26 DEGREES 49'52'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 152.10 FEET TO A POINT; S10 DEGREES 10'09'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 301.16 FEET TO A POINT; S07 DEGREES 50'61'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 123.66 FEET TO A POINT; S32 DEGREES 17'50'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 329.78 FEET TO A POINT; N84 DEGREES 26'35'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 73.66 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 186.68 FEET. A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 31 DEGREES 53'29'', A CHORD BEARING OF S63 DEGREES 11'51'' W AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 102.67 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 103.91 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 143.13 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 69 DEGREES 25'14'', A CHORD BEARING OF S12 DEGREES 32'29'' W AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 163.01 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 173.42 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE BEAR: S22 DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 309.76 FEET TO A POINT; S08 DEGREES 54'55' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 292.18 FEET TO A POINT; S08 DEGREES 06'57'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.17 FEET TO A POINT; S33 DEGREES 10'02'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 134.22 FEET TO A POINT; S02 DEGREES 12'00'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 268.15 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 139.87 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 70 DEGREES 02'46'', A CHORD BEARING OF S30 DEGREES 33' 27'' E AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 160.54 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 170.99 FEET TO THE POINT-OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 111.85 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 64 DEGREES 56'11'', A CHORD BEARING OF N81 DEGREES 57'04'' E AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 120.09 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 126.77 FEET TO A POINT-OF-REVERSE-CURVATURE OF OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 136.53 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 49 DEGREES 46'36'', A CHORD BEARING OF N74 DEGREES 21'46'' E AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 114.88 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 118.57 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE BEAR: S80 DEGREES 45'26'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 260.64 FEET TO A POINT; N86 DEGREES 48'44'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 483.65 FEET TO A POINT; N70 DEGREES 19'52'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 166.64 FEET TO A POINT; N52 DEGREES 33'36'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 144.46 FEET TO A POINT; N51 DEGREES 17'35'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 134.00 FEET TO A POINT; N17 DEGREES 08'51'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 46.36 FEET TO A POINT; N14 DEGREES 44'47'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 203.88 FEET TO A POINT; N02 DEGREES 40'47'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 137.08 FEET TO A POINT; N07 DEGREES 19'26'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 10001206GCS SUNTRUST BANK, INC., Plaintiff, vs. LANDRY CHERON, JR., et. al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CARLINE VALLES A/K/A CARLINE VALLEZ Whose residence is: 3000 SIMONE BLVD., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 & 13733 SW 157TH ST., MIAMI, FL 33177 If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against CARLINE VALLES A/K/A CARLINE VALLEZ and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described herein. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: SEE ATTACHED LEGAL DESCRIPTION AS EXHIBIT ``A'' EXHIBIT ``A'' PARCEL 27: BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 12; THENCE BEAR S00 DEGREES 03'13'' W, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 12 FOR A DISTANCE OF 304.30 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR S89 DEGREES 10'08'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 1552.52 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING; THENCE BEAR S88 DEGREES 52'12'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 923.33 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N26 DEGREES 14'39'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 188.11 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N39 DEGREES 34'01'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 191.60 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N08 DEGREES 54' 09'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 266.25 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N 89DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 678.87 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR S00 DEGREES 03'13'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 561.22 FEET TO THE POINT -OF-BEGINNING. CONTAINING 10.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF RECORD. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED EASEMENTS: A 50.00 FEET PERPETUAL NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY, INGRESS, EGRESS AND REGRESS LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS THE WEST 50.00 FEET OF SAID SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND: BEING 70.00 FEET EASEMENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INGRESS, EGRESS, UTILITIES AND DRAINAGE, LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING THE EAST 70.00 FEET OF SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND: LYING IN SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING 35.00 FEET ON EITHER SIDE OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 1; THENCE BEAR N 00DEGREES 30'32'' E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.23 FEET TO THE POINT-0F-BEGINNING OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; THENCE BEAR N89 DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 6288.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, AND THE POINT-OF-TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; AND: LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING 35.00 FEET ON EITHER SIDE OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: The date of the first publication of this Notice is January 5, 2011. Person Giving Notice /s/ Scott Gerald Doney 3400 Crystal Hill Drive Cedar Park, TX 78613 Attorney for Person Giving Notice /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 January 5, 12, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-507 IN RE: ESTATE OF RALPH J. DONEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of RALPH J. DONEY, deceased, File Number PC 10-507, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the total cash value of nonexempt assets in the estate are $37,216.67, and the value of exempt homestead real property is $110,126.00. The names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name & Address SCOTT GERAL DONEY 3400 Crystal Hill Drive Cedar Park, TX 78613 EXEMPT HOMESTEAD REAL PROPERTY: Each as to an undivided 1/3 interest in: Lot 12, of WILLOW GATE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 15, Page 27, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. BRIAN RANDOLPH DONEY 1702 Session Walk Hoffman Estates, IL 60195 & TODD L.W. DONEY 84 Myersville Road Gillette, NJ 07933 NON EXEMPT ASSETS: Each as to a 1/3 interest in: Wachovia Bank, Account No. XXXXXXXXX0638, valued at $37,216.67, plus accrued interest. A LL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary A dministration must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.732 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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December 29, 2010; January 5, 2011***************************************** 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 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 10-442 GCS WAUCHULA STATE BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. SANTIAGO PEREZ, BEATRIZ PEREZ and VICTOR PEREZ, 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: 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 Clerk December 29, 2010; January 5, 2011 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 FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-500 IN RE: ESTATE OF GERALDINE QUINN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration had been entered in the estate of GERALDINE QUINN, deceased, File Number PC 10-500, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was October 23, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $15,200.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Adddress SUZANNE HOLMES 1505 Camphor Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 5, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Suzanne Holmes 1505 Camphor Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 A ttorney for Person Giving Notice: / s/ William J. Nielander WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com January 5, 12, 2011 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155

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Super sweet, kid & dog friendly. 863-381-5999 or anarahlee@aol.com 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING -Huge Yard Sale! Fri-Sat Jan 7th-8th 8am ? 5243 Barnum St., off Desoto City Rd. Clothing, furniture, tools, toys & Much, Much More! SEBRING -Moving Sale 223 Bassage Rd., Jan 7-8-9, Fri-Sat-Sun 8am-? Tools, band saw, dining room table & chairs, small appliances, professional karaoke machine. SEBRING -HUGE SALE! 3518 Lister St., off Thunderbird Rd, Sat., Jan. 8th, 8am-? Lots of kids clothes, baby clothes, scrubs, & LOTS OF MISC! LAKE PLACIDRummage Sale! Garage Sale! Soup Sale! Corner of CR 29 & Sun 'n Lakes Blvd. Community Church of God Sat., Jan 8th, 8am-Noon. 7320Garage &Yard Sales WATER FILTERReverse Osmosis system, good condition. $50 863-873-3801 TIRE &WHEEL, large, LT 265/70 R17. One only. $65. 863-699-1119. SKATEBOARD/BIKE RAMPSwith platform. Xgames brand. Good condition. $30 863-452-6798 RUG 5'5'' X 7' 10". 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Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 1-800-955-8771 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Coming off an extended break, one never quite knows what to expect, especially if the team went into the break in not so great a shape. We hadnt been playing well and I really wasnt happy with the direction we were going, Sebring head coach Mike Lee said. We changed things up a bit and Im happy with how we responded. That response was a 41-26 win over visiting, cross-county rival Lake Placid. The Dragons have also been going through some tough times, but are taking steps in the right direction as well. Its baby steps but there is progress, head coach Shondra LeGree said afterward. We played them a lot better than the last time, but we did beat ourselves. Both teams stepped up the defense early on, paving the way to a 6-5 Lake Placid edge after the first period. The second period also saw a total of 11 points put up, but it was Sebring accounting for eight of those as the Dragon offense struggled. We werent showing patience, LeGree said. We want to pass the ball around until we get the open shot, but a lot of times, after just one or two passes they felt they needed to shoot. Shannon Williams and Shalontay Rose each scored three in the frame with April Wallace adding a deuce inside for a 13-9 Blue Streak lead at the half. Sebring looked ready to blow it open early in the third, with Williams hitting a 12-foot jumper and a leaner, with Allie Mann hitting one from beyond the arc. Arnetia Gobourne, however, hit a 15footer and a three and Bria Wilson hit from three-point distance as well to keep Lake Placid within striking distance. But an inside hoop from Williams, a full-court drive from Rose and a lefty lay-up from Alexxis Harris pushed it to 26-17 by the end of the quarter. The Dragons would hang around and keep the margin right around 10, closing to 32-24 midway through the fourth on another Wilson trey. But a bucket in the paint from Carly Hoffner and a jumper from Harris got the lead back into double figures and after a Stephiney Smith follow had it back at 10, Rose canned a three and Williams banked in a baby hook to provide for the final margin. We needed this, Lee said. Lake Placid has some good size and coach LeGree does a great job with them. But we played with a lot of defensive energy and got a good overall effort from everyone. The Lady Dragons were right back in action, hosting Mulberry Tuesday night, while the Streaks have until Friday to gear up for a district contest at Liberty.Blue Streak boys bounce backStill somewhat short-handed, Sebring looked to get back on the winning track Monday at Frostproof after a tough time at last weeks Taveniere Tournament. Things werent encouraging early on as the Streaks looked to atone for a onepoint loss to the Bulldogs last Monday, but found themselves down by seven after one and 12 at the half. But on the backs of Toby Solebello and Matt Taylor, Sebring roared out of the half and rode a 25-12 edge in the third to take a 38-37 lead heading into the final eight minutes. Frostproof would fight back to a 4 040 tie early in the fourth, but wouldn t draw even or take a lead the rest of t he way in the Streaks56-49 win. After having combined for 11 poin ts in the first half, Solebello and Tayl or totaled a whopping 34 second-ha lf points to spur the comeback. Solebello finished with 26 and Tayl or 20. Sebring next takes the cou rt Thursday, hosting district foe Hain es City. Sebring boys come back to top Frostproof By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Stand-out A von Park athlete Alonzo R obertson was clumsy as a k id, more likely than not to f all into mud puddles and p lay in the dirt. He made such a mess, his u ncle nicknamed him Stick b ecause he never seemed to b e clean, said Lisa Pough, R obertsons mother. Alonzos hands were a lways dirty, she said. Peanut butter, jam, mustard. H e always had s omething s ticky on his h ands. His u ncle started c alling him Stickwhen he w as about 2y ears-old. Robertsons c arelessness n early got him k illed. He wand ered into the street one day a nd was hit by a moving v ehicle. Acar knocked me down, R obertson said. I had s cratches on my nose, all o ver my face. When asked if the experie nce taught him anything, he r eplied with no hesitation, I l earned to look both ways b efore I crossed the street. I could have been killed, h e added. Maybe it knocked the clumsiness out of me and helped me become a better athlete. Robertson doesnt really think getting hit by a car is what led him to become one of the areas top athletes. His athleticism is in his genes and he came by it naturally. His mom competed at state in track and field, and uncles, Larry and Charlie Pough, were top-notch basketball players. One of my uncles was a really good baseball player, Robertson said. He could have made the big leagues. Robertson was a key player for the Avon Park basketball team last spring, helping the Red Devils reach the state semifinals in Lakeland. The 6-foot-3 forwards success carried over to the fall, where he became a force for the Avon Park football team. Avon Park head football coach Andy Bonjokian focused the former offensiveminded wide receiver onto defense this year and Robertson hit his stride. He became a terror to opposing teams. Tackle after tackle behind the line of scrimmage racked up an impressive amount of lost yardage. Opposing quarterbacks had to hurry passes as Robertson became a sacking machine. We had played him in certain defensive situations before, because he has such tremendous ability, Bonjokian said. But as much as we threw to him as a junior, we didnt want to overextend him too much. This year he was definitely up for it. He loves the game and is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team. He was fortunate in that he had some very good positional coaches and he did a good job of pushing himself. Robertsons hard work paid off. He was one of two ar ea players chosen to play for t he South All Stars in the 56 th annual Florida Athlet ic Coaches Associatio n North/South All Star Footba ll Classic at Firemens Field. The South wound up wi th SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, January 5, 2011NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B News-Sun Photo by KATE ROWLAND Avon Parks Alonzo Robertson, No. 33, was a defensive force in a 27-0 victory in the FACA North/South All Star Football Classic on Dec. 22. Proud family members joined him on Firemens Field after the game, including father, Alonzo Robertson Sr., mother Lisa Pough, and brother Chasmun Pough, holding his 2-year-old son, Zion. Grandmother Armetta Robertson was also at the game and said, Im very proud of my only grandson. Red Devil Alonzo Robertsons talent is no accident Peanut butter, jam, mustard. He always had something sticky on his hands.LISAPOUGH Robertsons mother See STICK, page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lake Placids Stephiney Smith heads up court on a fast break in Mondays game at Sebring. The Lady Streaks outlasted the visiting Dragons 41-26 in the cross-county contest. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Allie Mann lofts up a three attempt Monday night in Sebrings win over Lake Placid. Mann would connect on two from downtown. Lady Streaks too much for Dragons Special to the News-SunOKEECHOBEE The E verStart Series is headed to L ake Okeechobee Thursday t hrough Saturday, Jan. 6-8 f or the first of four stops in t he Southeast Division. As many as 300 pro and c o-anglers will be competing f or top awards up to $35,000 p lus a Ranger boat with an E vinrude or Mercury outb oard for the pro and a R anger boat with an E vinrude or Mercury outboard plus $5,000 for the coangler. The fishing is going to be unbelievable, said pro Koby Kreiger of Okeechobee, who has finished in the top-10 the last two years on Lake Okeechobee. The cold front that was here last week will be gone so water temperatures should start warming up and fish should be very active, some should be spawning. The entire lake is fishing really well; clear water around the shoals and south has been the most consistent. Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper and Ouzo Baits Riptail Minnow should work beautifully in this tournament. I think this is going to be the best tournament FLW has ever had on Lake Okeechobee. Anglers will take off from C. Scott Driver Park located at 10100 W. Highway 78 in Okeechobee at 7:30 each morning. Weigh-ins will be held at C. Scott Driver Park beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thur. and Fri. and the Walmart store located at 2101 S. Parrott Ave. in Okeechobee on Sat. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. For more informantion, contact the Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council at 863-763-3959 or online at tourism@co.okeechobee.fl.us. Everstart Series starts in Okeechobee Photo courtesy of WikiMedia.o rg The shores of Lake Okeechobee will serve as the starting point of the 2011 Everstart Fishing Series this week.

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Umpire Clinic coming upSEBRING Amandatory umpires clinic will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Highlands County Sports Complex located on Sheriffs Tower Road in Sebring. If you are an umpire, you must attend this clinic for necessary training. All umpires must be certified to participate in the upcoming leagues. Certification fee is $50. If you are interested in becoming an umpire, please call Dan Jamison for more information. Open registration for ALLadult softball players, men and women, is ongoing. Registration is for next years leagues. If you are interested in playing organized softball, please sign up at the Highlands County Sports Complex. For more information, please contact Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex (863) 402-6755.New Year Golf BenefitSEBRING ANew Years golf tournament to benefit Eddie Bateman will tee off Saturday, Jan. 15 on the Deer Run course at Sun N Lake. The four-person scramble format will kick off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $55 per person/$220 per team. There are also sponsorships available. AGold sponsorship is $1,000 and gets four hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ASilver sponsorship is $500 and includes two hole signs, a banner and one team entry. ABronze sponsorship gets two hole signs and a banner and a single hole sponsorship, for $100, gets one hole sign. There are also single sponsor donations available for $25. For more information, contact Jady Prescott at 381-2117 or jady_52@hotmail.com.Panther Volleyball CampAVONPARK The South Florida Community College Volleyball program will be hosting a four week training camp running from Jan. 6-Feb. 3 for players from 6th to 12th grade. The camp will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and provides individual skill development and basic tactics in a positive learning environment. All campers will receive individual and team instruction from Coach Kim Crawford and members of the 2010-11 Lady Panthers. Crawford is a three-time college AllAmerican and played professionally in Europe, on the Bud Light Professional Beach Tour for Team Nike and on the Pro California Grass Tour. She has been trained by many Olympic coaches and looks forward to sharing her vast volleyball knowledge with all camp participants. The camp cost is $100 and is limited to the first 30 to register. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu and select the volleyball site. Click on volleyball camp, print out Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms. Mail Admissions Application and Emergency Treatment forms as indicated on application form, or bring to t he Cashiers Office in Building B. For more information, contact t he SFCC Athletic Department at the follow ing campus phone numbers at extensio n 7037 Avon Park/Sebring, 784-703 7; Lake Placid, 465-5300; DeSoto, 49 47500; Hardee, 773-2252; or ema il kim.crawford@southflorida.edu.KOC Free Throw ChampionshipsSEBRING All boys and girls ages 1 014 are invited to participate in the loc al level of competition for the 2011 Knigh ts of Columbus Free Throw Championship The local competition will be held o n Saturday, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Highlands County Family YMCA located 100 YMCALn., off of Hammo ck Road. The Knights of Columbus Free Thro w Championship is sponsored annuall y, with winners progressing through loca l, district, and state competitions. International championships a re announce by the K of C internation al headquarters based on scores from t he state-level competitions. All boys and girls will compete in the ir respective age and gender division s, based on their age as of January 1, 2011 All contestants on the local level a re recognized for their participation. Since it beginning in 1972, over 2 .5 million youths have participated in t he contest. For entry forms or additional inform ation contact: Justin Platt at (863) 44 62171, or by email at jplatt23@msn.com Participants may also register throug h their schools or at the court on the day of competition. Participants are required to furnish a birth certificate or passport as proof of age, and written parental consent prior to participation.Panther 5KAVON PARK The second annu al South Florida Community Colle ge Panther 5K Run/Walk has been plann ed for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFC C Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and B ill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring t he event, and proceeds benefit the college s intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5 K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $2 5 from Feb. 17 through the day of the rac e. Students with a current I.D. may regi ster for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-F it long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be gua ranteed for those who enter after Feb. 17 Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race d ay in the parking lot in front of the SFC C University Center. The race begins at 8 a.m. Entry forms are available online at www.southflorida.edu/panther5k Participants can mail their copies an d entry fees to the SFCC Foundation, In c., 13 East Main Street, Avon Park, F L 33825; or fax forms to 863-453-8023 an d call 863-453-3133 with credit card info rmation. For more information about the SFC C Panther 5K, call the SFCC Foundation at 863-453-3133. The Foundation will be closed for wi nter break Saturday, Dec. 18 throug h Tuesday, Jan. 4. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA y-New England1420.875518313 x-N.Y. Jets1150.688367304 Miami790.438273333 Buffalo4120.250283425 South WLTPctPFPA y-Indianapolis1060.625435388 Jacksonville880.500353419 Houston6100.375390427 Tennessee6100.375356339 North WLTPctPFPA y-Pittsburgh1240.750375232 x-Baltimore1240.750357270 Cleveland5110.313271332 Cincinnati4120.250322395 West WLTPctPFPA y-Kansas City1060.625366326 San Diego970.563441322 Oakland880.500410371 Denver4120.250344471NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA y-Philadelphia1060.625439377 N.Y. Giants1060.625394347 Dallas6100.375394436 Washington6100.375302377 South WLTPctPFPA y-Atlanta1330.813414288 x-New Orleans1150.688384307 Tampa Bay1060.625341318 Carolina2140.125196408 North WLTPctPFPA y-Chicago1150.688334286 x-Green Bay1060.625388240 Detroit6100.375362369 Minnesota6100.375281348 West WLTPctPFPA y-Seattle790.438310407 St. Louis790.438289328 San Francisco6100.375305346 Arizona5110.313289434 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Sundays Games Oakland 31, Kansas City 10 Tampa Bay 23, New Orleans 13 New England 38, Miami 7 Detroit 20, Minnesota 13 Atlanta 31, Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 41, Cleveland 9 N.Y. Jets 38, Buffalo 7 Baltimore 13, Cincinnati 7 San Francisco 38, Arizona 7 San Diego 33, Denver 28 Green Bay 10, Chicago 3 Houston 34, Jacksonville 17 N.Y. Giants 17, Washington 14 Dallas 14, Philadelphia 13 Indianapolis 23, Tennessee 20 Seattle 16, St. Louis 6 End of Regular Season WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 8 New Orleans at Seattle, 4:30 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 Baltimore at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m. DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 15 Indianapolis, Kansas City or Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. Green Bay, New Orleans or Seattle at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 Philadelphia, New Orleans or Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets, Kansas City or Baltimore at New England, 4:30 p.m. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 23 NFC, 3 p.m. AFC, 6:30 p.m. PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 30 AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston267.788 New York1914.5767 Philadelphia1321.3821312Toronto1122.33315 New Jersey925.2651712Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami279.750 Orlando2212.6474 Atlanta2214.6115 Charlotte1121.34414 Washington824.25017 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago2210.688 Indiana1418.4388 Milwaukee1318.419812Detroit 1123.32412 Cleveland826.23515WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio294.879 Dallas258.7584 New Orleans2114.6009 Houston1618.4711312Memphis1519.4411412Northwest Division WLPctGB Utah2411.686 Oklahoma City2312.6571 Denver2013.6063 Portland1816.529512Minnesota926.25715 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers2311.676 Phoenix1418.4388 Golden State1321.38210 L.A. Clippers1024.29413 Sacramento724.2261412___ Sundays Games New York 98, Indiana 92 Atlanta 107, L.A. Clippers 98 Boston 93, Toronto 79 Dallas 104, Cleveland 95 Portland 100, Houston 85 Sacramento 94, Phoenix 89 Memphis 104, L.A. Lakers 85 Mondays Games Miami 96, Charlotte 82 Orlando 110, Golden State 90 Boston 96, Minnesota 93 New Orleans 84, Philadelphia 77 Denver 113, Houston 106 Utah 102, Detroit 97 Tuesdays Games Milwaukee at Miami, late San Antonio at New York, late Toronto at Chicago, late Oklahoma City at Memphis, late Portland at Dallas, late Atlanta at Sacramento, late Detroit at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Toronto at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Chicago at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Orlando, 7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Portland at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Utah, 9 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia2410553131104 Pittsburgh251235312794 N.Y. Rangers2215347119103 N.Y. Islanders121963089120 New Jersey102622268122 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston211164811085 Montreal211634510096 Ottawa161953790121 Buffalo1618436105114 Toronto142043290113 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay2311551121122 Washington2312551120106 Atlanta2115648131125 Carolina1815541111115 Florida181723810295WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit2410553133110 St. Louis2013545101104 Chicago2117345128118 Nashville19136449593 Columbus2016343101114 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver25855513195 Colorado2014545132125 Minnesota181554198112 Calgary1819339107115 Edmonton121873195126 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas2313450114111 San Jose2114547118112 Anaheim2117446109119 Los Angeles221614511696 Phoenix1713842106113 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sundays Games Atlanta 4, Montreal 3, OT Florida 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Philadelphia 3, Detroit 2 Dallas 4, St. Louis 2 Nashville 4, Columbus 1 Minnesota 6, Phoenix 5, OT Vancouver 2, Colorado 1 Anaheim 2, Chicago 1 Mondays Games Boston 2, Toronto 1 Florida 4, Carolina 3, OT N.Y. Islanders 5, Calgary 2 Chicago 4, Los Angeles 3 Vancouver 4, San Jose 3 Tuesdays Game Minnesota at New Jersey, late Tampa Bay at Washington, late Buffalo at Colorado, late Detroit at Edmonton, late Columbus at Phoenix, late Wednesdays Games Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Nashville at Anaheim, 10 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with LHP Pedro Feliciano on a two-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERSAgreed to terms with C Miguel Olivo and SS Brendan Ryan on two-year contracts. Designated RHP Anthony Varvaro for assignment. TEXAS RANGERSAgreed to terms with RHP Brandon Webb and LHP Arthur Rhodes on a one-year contracts. Designated C Max Ramirez and LHP Clay Rapada for assignment. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERSAgreed to terms with RHP Tim Redding on a minor league contract. NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with LHP Chris Capuano and RHP Taylor Buchholz on one-year contracts. Designated RHP Ryota Igarashi for assignment. SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with INF/OF Brad Hawpe on a one-year contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association LOS ANGELES CLIPPERSWaived C Jarron Collins.FOOTBALLNational Football League CINCINNATI BENGALSSigned FB James Develin, OT Andrew Gardner, S Cary Harris, G Otis Hudson and DE James Ruffin from the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNSFired coach Eric Mangini. DALLAS COWBOYS_Agreed to terms with G Travis Bright. Signed WR Troy Bergeron, T Robert Brewster, DE Alex Daniels, WR Jeff Moturi, TE Jason Pociask, LB Kelvin Smith, CB Ross Weaver to their reserve future list. DENVER BRONCOSSigned LB Dominic Douglas, RB Jeremiah Johnson, RB Brandon Minor, S Nick Polk, WR Eron Riley and DL Mitch Unrein to future contracts. HOUSTON TEXANSFired defensive coordinator Frank Bush, secondary coach David Gibbs, linebackers coach Johnny Holland and assistant linebackers coach Robert Saleh. MINNESOTA VIKINGSReached agreement with interim coach Leslie Frazier to become permanent coach. SAN DIEGO CHARGERSFired special teams coach Steve Crosby. SEATTLE SEAHAWKSSigned WR Mike Williams to a three-year contract extension. United Football League OMAHA NIGHTHAWKSFired coach Jeff Jagodzinski. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid FRIDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m; Boys Soccer at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m TUESDAY,Jan.11: Boys Basketball at Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs. Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Hardee, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Haines City,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Haines City, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Poinciana,6:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting hosts meet,5 p.m. FRIDAY: Girls Basketball at Liberty,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Haines City,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Frostproof Duals,10 a.m. Walker THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at Victory Christian,6 p.m.; Boys Basketball at Victory Christian,7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Heartland Christian,6:30/8 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.11: Boys Basketball at All Saints,7 p.m.; Girls Basketball at All Saints, 5:30 p.m. Heartland Christian THURSDAY: JV Basketball vs.Moore Haven,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Walker Memorial,6:30/8 p.m. MONDAY: JV Basketball at West Glades,4:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.11: Boys Basketball at Haven Christian,7:30 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Lake Region, 6:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Hardee,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Hardee,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at A.J.Jones Tournament,Osceola,10 a.m. N N H H L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NP P R R E E M M I I E E R R L L E E A A G G E E S S O O C C C C E E R R W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Arsenal vs. Manchester City . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2H H I I G G H H S S C C H H O O O O L L 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 7 7 p p . m m . Under Armour All-America Game. . . E E S S P P 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 . Alabama-Birmingham at Duke . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Memphis at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . Xavier at Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Northwestern at Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . GoDaddy.com Bowl Miami of Ohio vs. Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . EuroPGA Africa Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 6 6 p p . m m . PGA Hyundai Tournament of Champs . 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 7 7 p p . m m . LSU at South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NN N B B A A W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Lakers at Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Oklahoma City at Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011Page 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 Now that Brad Keselowskis Dodge is sponsored by Miller Lite, Roger Penske has agreed to let the 25-year-old drink again. Kevin Harvick reportedly gives wife DeLana yet another resuit for Christmas. New marketing research indicates that ve straight Sprint Cup championships by Jimmie Johnson have actually cost NASCAR less than 100 million fans. As these words were written, Robby Gordon was still racing in Argentina and Chile, hoping to nd the way to Dakar. During his racing vacation in Australia, Tony Stewart has had at least a dozen local fans say to him: You call that a knife? Thats not a knife. This is a knife. Sources close to Dale Earnhardt Jr. deny rumors that the third-generation driver is spending the offseason somewhere in Tibet meditating with an obscure mystic who has ties to Amp Energy Drink. Jeremy Mayeld les notice to appeal the 2009 misdemeanor drug conviction of San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum. Lincecum counterles on the grounds that Mayeld should just let it go, dude. The NCAA announces it is replacing the Bowl Championship Series with a Chase format inuenced by NASCAR and Dancing With the Stars. Trying desperately to nd sponsorship for 2011, Sam Hornish Jr. puts together a stand-up routine and books the Improv on a Tuesday night. NASCAR announces a new championship format for the Nationwide Series in which no one with a top-10 nish can possibly win. Monte Dutton Whos hot: The sponsorship of Miller Lite will enhance Brad Keselowskis visibility. ... Likewise with Kevin Harvick competing for Budweiser. Whos not: Sam Hornish Jr. is set to run the rst ve Sprint Cup races but needs sponsorship to compete. ... Terry Labonte needs sponsorship if he is compete this year with owner Billy Stavola. KeselowskiA few late-breaking items for the fansKyle Busch married Samantha Sarcinella, 24, in Chicago on New Years Eve at the Holy Name Cathedral. The wedding reception was held at Chicago Cultural Center. The couple then embarked on a two-week honeymoon, after which they will return to their home in Mooresville, N.C. The couple met in Indianapolis in 2007. The new Mrs. Busch is a Purdue University graduate. Kyle and brother Kurt are natives of Las Vegas. Tony Stewart is once again racing sprint cars in Australia. In a Dec. 30 race at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway, Stewart nished third in the main event behind winner Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz.Sam Hornish Jr. and wife Crystal are the proud parents of Eliza Jo Hornish, born on Dec. 28.According to Nielsen research, the median age of NASCAR fans is the highest of American mainstream sports: NBA 39.3, NHL 43.4, NFL 46.0, MLB 51.4 and NASCAR, 51.6.The yellow line at Daytona International Speedway is now a double yellow line. The second stripe has been added to the inside of the previous line in the aftermath of the tracks repaving.The engine rule for the Daytona 500 is different from the other 35 races, given the crowded schedule of events. Teams must run the same engine from Saturdays (Feb. 6) first practice session through the Gatorade Duel 150-mile qualifying races (Feb. 12). If a team makes a change, it must start at the rear of the Duel field. After the Duel, a team can make an engine change before the final (Happy Hour) practice session. After that, if an engine change is made, the driver must start at the rear of the Daytona 500 field.The Daytona 500 winner receives the Harley J. Earl Trophy, named after the famed General Motors designer, who was a close friend of NASCAR founder William H.G. France. The winning crew chief receives the Cannonball Baker Trophy, and the winning owner gets the Governors Cup.The Daytona 500 has been shortened by rain four times: 1965 (won by Fred Lorenzen), 1966 (Richard Petty), 2003 (Michael Waltrip) and 2009 (Matt Kenseth). Monte Dutton V E R S U SThese two famously had their differences in 2010, and Harvick hasnt forgotten the Logano remark suggesting that Harvicks wife, DeLana, wears the firesuit in the family. If Logano blossoms into a Chase contender, the rivalry could intensify. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: If Logano can perform as well in 2011s first 26 races as he did during the 2010 Chase, watch out.KEVIN HARVICK VS. JOEY LOGANO Kevin Harvick Logano By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekOne of NASCARs great mysteries is why Brad Keselowski, the Nationwide Series champion, was barely a factor in the Sprint Cup Series last year. Keselowski, remarkably consistent in the so-called support series, finished a lowly 25th in Cup points, never once finishing in the top five and collecting only two top-10 finishes. Naturally, he has a new crew chief. Paul Wolfe got a promotion from his post as, yes, the Nationwide Series crew chief. Todd Gordon will head up Keselowskis Nationwide effort this year. Run for the roses Jamie McMurray may not make it to the Super Bowl. Nor is he that excited about the World Series or the Final Four. What McMurray wants to see is the Kentucky Derby. Asked what was at the top of his list, McMurray told The Sporting News, The Kentucky Derby. My wife wants to buy a big hat. At least hes got a good reason. Never-ending story Jeremy Mayfield, exiled from NASCAR competition after allegedly testing positive for methamphetamines in 2009, has filed a legal notice of yet another appeal. Thats international Nelson Piquet Jr., formerly a Formula One driver and the son of a World Champion, is competing fulltime for Kevin Harvick Inc. this year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Piquet, 25, finished in the lead lap in four of his five 2010 starts, headed by a sixth at Daytona. Money to go forward Justin Allgaier, who lost his Penske Racing ride when no sponsorship could be secured, has found some in his ride at Turner Motorsports. Brandt specializes in crop-protection products such as pesticides and fungicides. The 2009 series rookie of the year finished fourth in the 2010 standings, winning one race. Status quo Roush Fenway Racing announced that Jimmy Fennig will remain as Matt Kenseths Cup crew chief. Fennig was Kenseths third crew chief of 2010, taking over for Todd Parrott, who had earlier replaced Drew Blickensderfer. The cure for Keselowskis Cup woes a new chief? By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekWho is the favorite to win the Sprint Cup championship in 2011? Hah! Think of the person you know who cares the least about NASCAR. Even he (or she) can probably answer the question. Its the same guy who won the last five, Jimmie Johnson. As sportswriter and author Damon Runyon said (or more likely wrote), The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but thats the way to bet. But NASCAR is far too competitive for any driver to enter a season as the overwhelming favorite, isnt it? Hope springs eternal during every offseason. You know, some stars are born, some stars are coming on now and it just takes time, said NASCAR Chairman Brian France in November 2010. Our job is to make sure that we are putting the best racing in the world forward, and let those story lines and incredible performances get the recognition over time as they will, and thats what we do. Each of Johnsons five championships 2006-10 have featured a different runner-up: Matt Kenseth (2006), Jeff Gordon (2007), Carl Edwards (2008), Mark Martin (2009) and Denny Hamlin (2010). Its not uncommon, naturally, for the runner-up one year to be considered a prime contender the following year, and that certainly is the case for Hamlin, who won two more races (eight) than Johnson. Kevin Harvick, the regular-season points leader, finished a relatively close third behind Johnson and Harvick. Edwards was fourth and takes a two-race win streak into the 2011 season opener at Daytona International Speedway. As is almost always the case, Kyle Busch, a prodigious winner who has slumped notably in past Chases, will get considerable attention, along with four-time champion Jeff Gordon, two-time champion Tony Stewart and others. Harvick, while paying just tribute to Johnsons unprecedented achievements, also referred to a golden horseshoe, thus suggesting that good fortune hasnt been the least of Johnsons virtues during his run of titles. The notion that Johnsons luck is bound to run out seems a bit less inevitable now than it did four years ago.The Quest To OutperformWho will break Jimmie Johnsons lock on Sprint Cup titles?John Clark/NASCAR This WeekWho will unseat five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson? Kevin Harvick, seen at center after winning last years Daytona 500, came close. The Evolution Wont Be TelevisedThe Evolution of NASCAR: A Historical Collection (Atlanta: Whitman Publishing LLC) catalogs the growth of major-league stock-car racing, from the races down Daytona Beach through its arrival at Indy and growth into a national sport in stature. Veteran NASCAR writer Deb Williams recalls the greats Red Byron, Lee and Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and many others while recounting the great moments and colorful characters. The book boasts a unique scrapbook format, with photographs, artwork and memorabilia tucked into dozens of pockets throughout the book. The book can be ordered online at WhitmanVaultBooks.com. T h E l t i W t 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 27 ............................Fo ntana April 3 ..........................Martinsville April 9 .....................................Texas April 17 ............................Talladega April 30 ..................................Richmond May 7 ..............................Darlington May 15 ...................................Dover May 21 ........................All-Star Race May 29 ..............................Charlotte June 5 ..................................Kansas June 12 ................................Pocono June 19 ..............................Michigan June 26 ..............................Sonoma July 2 ...................................Daytona July 9 .................................Kentucky July 17 ..................................Loudon July 31 ......................... Indianapolis Aug. 7 ..................................Pocono Aug. 14 ......................Watkins Glen Aug. 21 .............................Michigan Aug. 27 ..................................Bristol Sept. 4 .................................Atlanta Sept. 10 ...........................Ri chmond Sept. 18 ..............................Chicago Sept. 25 ...............................Loudon Oct. 2 ......................................Dover Oct. 9 ...................................Kansas Oct. 15 ..............................Charlotte Oct. 23 .............................Talladega Oct. 30 ................................Martinsville Nov. 6 ......................................Texas Nov. 13 ...............................Phoenix Nov. 20 ............................Homestead2011 NATIONWIDE SERIES SCHEDULEFeb. 19 ............................Daytona Feb. 26 ............................Phoenix March 5 ........................Las Vegas March 19 ............................Bristol March 26 ........................Fontana April 8 ..................................Texas April 16 ..........................T alladega 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 16 ..............................Loudon July 23 ...........................Nashville July 30 ..........ORP at Indianapolis Aug. 6 ....................................Iowa Aug. 13 ...................Watkins Glen Aug. 20 ..............................Montreal Aug. 26 ...............................Bristol Sept. 3 ...............................Atlanta Sept. 9 ........................... Richmond Sept. 17 ...........................Chicago Oct. 1 ...................................Dover Oct. 8 ................................Kansas Oct. 14 ...........................Charlotte Nov. 5 ...................................Texas Nov. 12 ............................Phoenix Nov. 19 ......................Homestead WHO CAN BEAT JIMMIE JOHNSON?Know Your NASCAR1. The Silver Fox, David Pearson, drove for another Fox early in his career. Who was it? 2. What famous crew chief is Richard Pettys first cousin? 3. What veteran driver is a distant relative of Carl Edwards? 4. Who won the first 500-mile race ever run at what is now Atlanta Motor Speedway? 5. Jack Smith won the first race at Bristol. Who won the second? 6. Joe Lee Johnson won the first race at Charlotte. Who won the second? 7. Who won the second, fifth and sixth Southern 500s at Darlington? 8. Who won the 1967 Daytona 500? 9. Who won the first Cup race at what is now Infineon Raceway? 10. Who won the first race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway? 11. Who won the first race at Michigan International Speedway? 12. Who won the first race at Phoenix International Raceway? Hornish Jr. May eld Kenseth Stewart Kyle Busch1. Ray Fox 2. Dale Inman 3. Ken Schrader 4. Bobby Johns 5. Joe Weatherly 6. Speedy Thompson 7. Herb Thomas 8. Mario Andretti 9. Ricky Rudd 10. Mark Martin 11. Cale Yarborough 12. Alan Kulwicki DeLana Harvick

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The format is two-person scramble with registration at 7 a.m. and shotgun start at 8 a.m. The $60, per-person entry fee includes golf, lunch, range balls, refreshments on the course and tournament prizes. A$2,000 Hole-in-One prize is sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. We have hole sponsorships available for $100 that include a professional sign on a golf hole to promote your business. To obtain an entry form, or for more information, contact the Avon Park Chamber office at 453-3350. Avon Park Chamber Golf Tournament Special to the News-SunThe Lake Placid Youth B aseball Board has a nnounced they are taking r egistrations for the upcomi ng 2011 season until T hursday, Jan. 13 2011. The open draft will be held o n Saturday, Jan. 15 for ages 7 -8 and 9-10. No registrations will be t aken after this date and the p layers draft is mandatory. Any player not showing up f or evaluation willbe rand omly placed on a team. League Age For T-Ball and B aseball is childs age as of A pril 30, 2011. Baseball age groups are as f ollows :T-Ball ( age 5-6) B aseball (7-8) and Baseball ( 9-10). League Age For Softball is childs age as of January 1, 2011. The Softball age groups are as follows : Softball (7-8) and Softball (9-10). Registration prices are as follows T-Ballis $ 40with Baseball and Softball being $50. Registration forms will be handed out at schools the week of Jan 4 and registrations will also be available on the new web site www.lpyb.net. Questions regarding Baseball can be directed to Sheri Griffin at 441-1955. Questions regarding Softball can be directed to Linette Wells at441-2320. The registration form, your payment (Make Check Payable to Lake Placid Youth Baseball) and a copy of your childs birth certificate can be mailed or dropped off at the following locations: Brantley Properties ( 417 Interlake Blvd) or mailed to LPYB -PO BOX 1668 Lake Placid 33862. The league is also looking for coaches, team sponsors or banner sponsors. The season will be kicking off on Saturday, Feb. 12. Board President Randy Harris encourages everyone to come out and see the amazing youth in our area play the great game of baseball. Lake Placid Youth Baseball/Softball Registration News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Though his future may lie in football, Robertson is a force on the basketball court as well, being a key player in last years Final Four run. a 27-0 win, but Robertson a nd his defensive teammates w ere key, as the South held a s lim 6-0 lead at the end of the t hird quarter. Robertson had a sack in the g ame and two tackles behind t he line of scrimmage resulte d in losses. He also knocked a pass out o f mid-air and recorded three q uarterback hurries. Alonzo has the desire to b e successful and he doesnt l ike losing, Bonjokian said. Being a two-sport athlete s ays a lot about him. One s port can take up your whole y ear. His work ethic is great. H es genuine. Hes a fun-lovi ng guy with a good head on h is shoulders. Robertson said playing in t he All Star game made him f eel good about his ability to p lay at the next level. There were some pretty g ood players who are going t o good schools, he said. I p racticed with them for a w eek and I could hang with t hem. That felt good to me r eally. He knows hes not tall e nough to play college bask etball, and is concentrating o n playing football in coll ege, he said. I think, overall, he e njoyed playing defense this y ear, Lisa Pough said. Hes t alked to quite a few coll eges. Hes trying to make up h is mind now. Robertson has talked to D ivision I schools like K entucky and Tennessee S tate, and he thinks Florida m ight give him a look, as w ell as Florida Atlantic, he s aid. Still, that doesnt mean h es not enjoying what may be his last year at home. After the last football game with Avon Park, I didnt want to take the uniform off, Robertson said. It just hit me then. My freshman year, I felt like I had all the time in the world. At the end, I thought, This is the last time Im going to wear this jersey. But I knew it had to come to an end sometime. Hell miss his family when he goes off to college. Even when he went to camps, his cousin Maurice Rivers often went with him. Im going to miss my family a lot, Robertson said. Theyre pretty much all I know. Maurice and I are very close. My uncle used to give me pep talks. He told me, Dont be going out and getting into trouble.My daddy told me that, too. His mother got on him to keep his grades up and helped him get into camps. I struggled in school my first couple years but I realized I had to pick it up, Robertson said. Mom told me it was important to get my grades up. She motivated me. My grades were sky high this year. His dad, Alonzo Robertson Sr., could often be spotted on the sidelines during Avon Park football games, shooting photos of his son. Ive got quite a few pictures of Alonzo, Robertson Sr. said. Ive been taking them since he started football in the ninth grade. Even professional photographers have a hard time getting good shots during basketball games played indoors under artificial light, but that didnt slow Robertson Sr. down. Ive got quite few of those, too, he said. But Im happy Alonzos going to play football at college because thats what he likes to play the most. Im behind him 100 percent. Im very proud of him, Im proud of the whole family. If he keeps his head on straight and keeps God first, good things will happen. Doors will open. Robertsons brother, Chasmun Pough, was on leave from the Army Special Forces when Robertson played in the FACAAll Star game, and Pough was able to see the game. Pough is being deployed to Afghanistan at the end of March, and was glad he was able to spend Christmas with his little brother. Im proud of Alonzo, Pough said. Other than getting run over by a car when he was little, hes never been any trouble. In the meantime, Robertsons senior year isnt over yet. Avon Parks basketball team returned four starters from the team that made it to the state semifinals, and Robertson hopes to go out with a bang. Physically, Alonzo is one of the best athletes in the area, said Avon Park basketball coach Luther Clemons. Hes a force inside and outside, pretty much anytime he wants to be against any team. Hes a key rebounder and our inside offense. Hes a nice kid. Hes a little too nice and doesnt use his elbows as much as Id like, but he is our inside offense. Clemons said he doesnt think Robertson can help being nice on the court. Its just the way he is. Alonzo is basically just a nice person, Clemons said. He gets mad now and then but he gets over it fast. Ive only seen him really angry one time in all the years Ive been coaching him. Hes one of the best athletes in the area and I dont know anyone who doesnt like him. Hes one of the best athletes and one of the nicest kids around. Hes just a likeable kid. Everyone takes care of him. Ask Robertson what Clemons means when he says people like to take care of him, and youll get a big laugh. Well, people say I act a little stupid sometimes, he said. I act like Im retarded. I guess Im the class clown. They tell me, Alonzo, you need help. Bonjokian isnt worried about Robertsons future. Alonzo is going to do just fine, he said. Were definitely going to miss him. Hes a big part of a very special senior class. If these guys put their heart and soul into whatever it is they want to accomplish, theres no limit for them. Continued from 1B Stick looks to stick at next level Mom told me it was important to get my grades up. She motivated me. My grades were sky high this year.ALONZOROBERTSON The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011Page 5B Sponsors: Highlands Independent Bank Kiwanis Club of Sebring Florida Hospital News-Sun Highlands Today Alan Jay Automotive Network BIG GUN SHOW!At the Highlands County Fairgrounds Convention Center Saturday, Jan. 8th9:00 am 5:00 pmSunday, Jan. 9th9:00 am 4:00 pmConcealed Weapons Course At Show!781 Magnolia Ave. Sebring321-777-7455 Only$5.00per personwww.flgunshows.com E.O. 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Maternal grandparents are Vonne Hamilton and Timothy Hamilton. Paternal grandparents are Carlene Louisjeune and Earnest Hearns.Jazlyn GonzalezBrenda and Anthony Gonzalez of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Jazlyn Elisa, at 6:29 a.m. on Dec. 30, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Jazlyn weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Kathy Sanders and Michael Sanders. Paternal grandparents are Alice Gonzalez and Anthony Gonzalez.Alonzo Luther Jr.LaTina Brown and Alonzo Luther Sr. of Lake Placid announce the birth of a son, Alonzo Donnell Jr., at 6:36 a.m. on Dec. 26, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Alonzo weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents ar e James Weston Sr. and Dorothy Goldsmith-Brown. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Luther and Karell Dixon.Lily MullisAshley Keefer and Mark Mullis of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daughter, Lily Ann, at 1:08 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2010 at Highlands Regional Medica l Center, Sebring. Lily weighed 6 pounds, 1 1 ounces and measured 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Brenda Dowis. Paternal grandparents are Morris and Donna Mullis. CELEBRATIONS HEALTH 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 Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send email toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For Metro ServicesHave you ever wondered w hat your dentist really w ants you to know about t he health of your teeth, g ums and mouth? Below are f ive tips that can help i mprove your oral hygiene, a s well as make your next d ental appointment somet hing you can feel confident a bout.1. You probably arent brushing long enough Learning how to brush y our teeth properly is the f irst step to maintaining h ealthy teeth and gums. It h elps minimize the risk of t ooth decay and gum dise ase, the major causes of t ooth loss. Spend at least t wo minutes brushing, w hich should include 30 s econds brushing each sect ion of your mouth (upper r ight, upper left, lower right a nd lower left), both morni ng and night. And dont f orget to brush your tongue t o remove odor-causing b acteria that will help give y ou fresher breath.2. Protect your enamelTooth enamel is the hard o uter layer of your teeth. It h elps protect your teeth f rom tooth decay, sensitivit y, and is the part of your t eeth that people see when y ou smile. One way enamel l oss can occur is when acids f rom everyday food and b everages, such as fruit, y ogurt, salsa, orange juice a nd sports drinks, attack the t ooth surface. If left untreate d, enamel loss can lead to l arger issues such as cavit ies. Adaily regimen of b rushing and rinsing with p roducts containing ename l-strengthening ingredients l ike fluoride is the best prev ention against enamel loss.3. Use a full oral care regimenWhen it comes to cavity f ighting, make sure you are b rushing twice a day and f lossing at least once a day t o remove leftover plaque a nd food that is trapped in t he spaces between your teeth. Additionally, mouthwash is a powerful means of protecting teeth from decay and removing food particles lodged toward the back of the throat. I recommend my patients use a fluoridated mouth rinse, because fluoride is proven to strengthen enamel and fight cavities, says Dr. Jamie Sands, DDS, whose cosmetic work has been featured on the program Ten Years Younger on TLC. But, not all mouth rinses are created equal! Look for a mouthwash that contains fluoride, like Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Mom Central Consulting, 93 percent of Mom Central testers who were given Crest ProHealth Complete Rinse with fluoride to sample said they feel more confident going into their next six-month dental check-up.4. Bad breath could be the result of poor oral hygieneBad breath can be caused by a number of things, from the foods you eat to dry mouth, smoking, or even the medications you are taking. What many people dont realize is that bad breath could also be a result of poor oral hygiene. To help fight bad breath, make sure you are practicing proper tooth brushing habits to remove odor-causing bacteria from the mouth, tongue and teeth. You can also try: chewing sugarless gum to stimulate saliva flow, which naturally cleanses teeth; eating a nutritious diet, as vitamin deficiency can contribute to bad breath; and using a rinse with fluoride to kill bad breath germs and prevent tooth decay.5. Change your toothbrushTooth brushing removes plaque, which is the residue that can build up on teeth. Plaque can lead to cavities and gum disease. Be sure to replace your toothbrush (or toothbrush head if you use an electric brush) every three months or so because worn or frayed bristles are not as effective at removing plaque as new bristles. You can learn more about the health of your mouth by going online to www.crestprohealth.com. 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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870.TODAY Adult Children of A lcoholics and D ysfunctional Families. New L ife Group meets W ednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at G race Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. C all 446-0461. For details on t he organization, go to w ww.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m. Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. Call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship G roup meets 7 p.m. Call 3819005 or 381-9007. Country Swingers has dances at the Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Membership is required. Beginners dancing from 5:156:15 p.m. Advanced dancing is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. New dances taught every other week. Call 655-2398. Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets at 6 p.m. first Wednesday at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring. Call Harold Francis at (954) 4614346.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Heartland Talk of the Town Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at Century 21 Advanced All-Service Realty, 1843 U.S. 27 North in Sebring. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. Call the 24hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. 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. Lake Placid Loyal Order of the Moose meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday at the lodge. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jims Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Herons Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Scottish American Society of the Highlands meets first Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, corner of Franklin and Poinsettia streets, Sebring. Gathering starts at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Anyone of Scottish heritage or with an interest in Scottish culture can attend. Call Joe and Ria Campbell at 471-9438. Sebring Doll Club meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday at St. Johns Methodist Church in Sebring. Call 465-0480. Sebring Downtown Merchants and Professionals Association meets 5 p.m. at the Cat House Restaurant, Sebring on first Wednesday. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 joint officers meet at 6 p.m. first Monday. Pizza and darts is at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homers Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 3814410. Sun NLakes Lake Placid Recreation District hosts a card party on first Wednesday at the Sun 'N Lakes South Community Center, 440 S Sun N Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. A full lunch is served. Cost is $5. Put players together for a table and call 465-2850 for reservations and further information. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 6995444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Auxiliary meets at 2 p.m. first W ednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. For more information please contact Wendy at 863382-2022. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimers Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 3853444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Custome r Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Bravehearts, an Ala-Non support group, meets from 12 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 655 3274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 8 p.m., first and third Thursday, city recre ation building, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Fibromyalgia Recovery Support Group meetings are the first Thursday of every month. The introductory video is shown at 12:30 p.m. Returning members will join in at 2 p.m. The group meets at the Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler, Avon Park. For more information ca ll 386-5017. Fletcher Music Club meet s 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 years dancer s from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011www.newssun.com SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. EXPIRES 01-08-11 2007 CHRYSLER PACIFICA TOURING WAS$ 17995 NOW$ 16889#CX129A 2007 JEEP WRANGLER 4X4 WAS$ 25999 NOW$ 23995#X0131 2008 DODGE AVENGER SXT WAS$ 12995 NOW$ 11888#L0136 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LARED0 4X4 WAS$ 18995 NOW$ 17399#0130 2010 DODGE JOURNEY WAS$ 20995 NOW$ 18999#X0156 2008 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SPORT WAS$ 23995 NOW$ 21999#X0127 2008 FORD EXPEDITION LIMITED WAS$ 31995 NOW$ 29989#CX042A 2005 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER CONV. 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p .m., first Thursday. For more d etails, call Walt Blakeslee, 4 71-9829. Highlands County G enealogical Society meets a t 1 p.m. first Thursday, O ctober throughMay, in the S ebring Library. Volunteers h elp people research family h istory from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p .m. Mondays and W ednesdays. Call 471-2734, 4 65-6763 or 452-5939. The W eb site is www.heartl ineweb.org/hcgs/. Highlands County N arcotics Anonymous meets a t 8 p.m. at St. Agnes E piscopal Church on Lakeview D rive in Sebring. Call the 24h our hotline 1-800-850-7347 or ( 941) 616-0460. Highlands County Ostomy S upport Group meets from 1 2-2 p.m. first Thursday at H omers Smorgasbord. M embers purchase own lunch. C all Myrtle Pence at 655-4887 o r Paul Orth at 386-0287 or em ail: orthfam@strato.net Highlands Little Theatres g eneral membership meeting i s first Thursday. Social hour is a t 6 p.m. Meeting is at 7 p.m. Highlands Pedalers, a local b icycle club, meets at 7 p.m. f irst Thursday at Kenilworth L odge, Sebring. For details, l og onto www.highlands pedalers.com. Highlands Little Theatre g eneral membership meets f irst Thursday at 356 W. C enter Ave., Sebring. Social h our is at 6 p.m. with the m eeting at 7 p.m. New memb ers are welcome. Call 3852 175. Hope Hospice grief support g roup meets at 11 a.m. every T hursday at the Avon Park L ibrary, 100 N. Museum Ave. C all 382-0312. Greater Kenilworth N eighborhood Watch will n ow be meeting at the Military S ea Services Museum at the c orner of Kenilworth Boulevard a nd Roseland Avenue, the first T hursday of each month at 6 p .m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 has lounge hours beginn ing at 1 p.m. Card games a nd bingo are at 6 p.m. with b urgers, sandwiches and d esserts served. The lodge is o pen to members and their g uests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves b urgers, jumbo hot dogs and f ries at 6 p.m. Music provided f rom 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p .m. Open to members and q ualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary C lub meets at noon at P eppercorns, 525 W. Interlake B lvd. For more information, i ncluding how to order lunch in a dvance, call Forrest Steele at 4 65-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers m eet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at t he Cultural Center, 127 Dal H all Blvd. Call Dan Daszek at 4 65-7730. Lifeline Home Health Care o ffers blood pressure screeni ng 10 a.m. to noon every first T hursday at Publix S upermarket, Southgate S hopping Center, Sebring. Lorida Teens (TLT), a n ewly formed part of the G reater Lorida Community C lub, meets at 7 p.m. T hursdays to play softball, voll eyball and a variety of other s ports. Teens are encouraged t o come to the community cent er. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Tacos and wings served e very Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p .m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge p hone number 452-0579. Moms Together AMoms G roup Shattering the S uperwoman Myth! Join our m oms group the first and third T hursday at First Baptist C hurch of Sebring from 6-7:30 p .m. Childcare is provided for c hildren to age 12. Call the c hurch office at 385-5154 or R ebekah 314-9336. Narcotics Anonymous T ake It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal C hurch, 3840 Lakeview Drive, S ebring. For information call H eartland area helpline (863) 6 83-0630. More information o n other meetings and events a t www.naflheartland.org. New Beginnings, a support g roup for people with traumatic b rain injury and their family m embers, meets at 6 p.m. e very first Thursday (October through April) at the office of Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring. Refreshments will be served. Call 385-1196 or e-mail tohallo@tnni.net. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 773-5714. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. 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. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square. For information, call 471-0118. Sebring Chapter 126 Order of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Home Avenue in Sebring. There are no meetings fromJuly through September. Call the Worthy Matron Jo Carney at 6550371. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 meets 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays at the lodge on the corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard, Sebring. Smoke-free environment. Call 385-8647 or 382-0339. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has joint officers meeting at 7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. Call 382-3735 or 3826973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sweet Adelines Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Tender Touch Support Group meets 7 p.m., first and third Thursdays, Marge Brewster Center, 155 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. 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. The mens auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday. 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. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m., EZ Intermediate classes are at 10 a.m., and Intermediate classes are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflection on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie 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 away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 471-0559. Italian-American Social Club of Highlands Countys Social Night with games and snacks every first and third Friday of each month from 6:30-9 p.m. Apotluck dinner also on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. with social hour following. Call Jeanne at 382-1945. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 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. Call 452-0579. MOMs 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, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. Call 6554007. 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 donation.Smoke-free environment. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. 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 Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. Call 3852966. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 S.E. Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. SATURDAY Airborne (Paratrooper) Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. every first Saturday at Bob Evans Restaurant, Sebring. All paratroopers and their guests are invited. Call Joe Noto at 452-0106. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 24 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. Call 4657940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series a t noon. Call 452-3803. Car Show from 5-8 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Woodys BBQ. Proceeds benefit Hope Hospice.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 Chapter 601 meets at Golf Hammock Restaurant in the Golf Hammock Country Club at noon. Any service person wh o was awarded the Purple Hea rt is invited to attend and bring their wife or husband. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m to noon and pancake breakfa st served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:3 0 a.m. Vendors are welcome. N o setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. Call 382-2208. Highlands Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 825 Sunbird Ter r. (Community Center off Thunderbird Road). Call Bob Seybolt at 471-6077. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open t o members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylic s taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information cal l Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) South Central Florida Chapter Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday at the Military Sea www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011Page 7B COMMUNITYCALENDAR Continued from page 6B

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Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011www.newssun.com RemembertheRatPackRemembertheRatPackSTANMAN, a local favorite, dressed in his white tuxedo jacket and shades will bring you back to the 50s & 60s when the Rat Pack were our idols by intermingling with the diners, playing his blues harmonica and all of the Rat Pack music.MENUClams Casino Pasta Mediterranean Caesar Salad New York Strip Steak with Burgundy Mushrooms Roast Potatoes & Broccoli Cherries Jubilee(Dino, Frankie, Sammy & The Gang)Thursday, January 6thDinner 6pm Show 7pm Only $25 per personRESERVATIONS ONLY 453-33312451 US 27 South Avon Park Located on Lake GlenadaPresentsJoin us in the dining room with the New York club atmosphere for a great meal and a great time. With the start of the new y ear, the Tanglewood R esidentsCancer Benefit k icks into high gear. Four intrepid souls have j oined with Alan Jay Kia to Rock in the New Year. F ran Williams, Mitzi Case, K ristie Plank and Neil S impson hope to rock all w eek (Jan. 3-7) in hopes of w inning the $1,000 grand p rize, which will go to the C ancer Benefit. Great tickets are still availa ble for the Paul Todd C oncert being held at the T anglewood Clubhouse on J an. 20. Reserved seats are $ 12; general admission is $ 10. This amazing performa nce, sponsored by Edward J ones-Alan J. Holmes,is o pen to everyone in the H eartland. Tickets can be purchased a t Tanglewood (north of W almart across from D ennys) from 9:30-10 M onday mornings and 3-4 T hursday afternoons. For m ore information, call Tom a t 385-7316. Dec. 23 As cold as it was w e had 35 brave souls all b undled up and driving in t heir Christmas-decorated g olf carts and caroling as t hey went driving throughout t he park singing familiar C hristmas music for the resid ents. When they finished they r eturned back to the clubh ouse for hot chocolate and h omemade cookies. They all a greed that the more they s ang, the warmer they all felt i n side. Dec. 24, which was C hristmas Eve, at dusk e veryone lit their candles, which were displayed in plastic gallon containers filled with sand and 1,200 candles were all aglow throughout the park. All agreed it was just beautiful and most remained lit into the early hours of Christmas. Thanks go out to Diane Bennett and her husband Dan for coordinating this project each year. Dec. 25, Christmas Day, the special holiday committee got to the clubhouse early in order to set up the tables for the 4 oclock Christmas dinner. They served baked ham and all the trimmings. The committee served 192 residents and family members and delivered six dinners to our homebound residents. Everyone said it was a wonderful dinner along with beverages and dessert. All had fun playing the gift exchange swap game. The entertainment for the evening was provided by our volunteer musical group, which they began by singing Happy Holidays. Ann Rissmiller gave a rendition of the Night Before Christmas, while Burt Pritchett rode around the interior of the clubhouse on his bike, dressed in his red outfit. The chorus sang The Twelve Days of Christmas. Duane Dean had a decorated T-shirt of a Partridge in a Pear Tree, so he would remember his part. Then we had the 4 Gottons group sing God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen; they were Jim Becker, Bob Clouston, Ed Cromer and Duane Dean. They harmonized beautifully. Ed Cromer and his wife Marilyn sang a song that epitomizes the true meaning of Christmas when they sang Mary Did You Know. The evening came to a close with no one in a hurry to leave. The lights in the clubhouse were dimmed and everyone in the clubhouse sang Silent Night, by candle light. The workers on this committee deserve to be recognized since it was truly a memorable night for all who attended. They are: Melanie and Ed Clawson, Arlene Dammer, Harriet Emon, Wendy and Maria Hagg, Barbara Kuiper, Jerry and Joan Rau, Carolyn and John Reece, Cleadus and Shirley Rose and Rod Wild. Dec. 27 We had our coed gathering. Our coffee makers were Melanie Clawson and Peggy Reed and our emcee was Peggy Sue Teague, who introduced our park manager, George Susco, who told the residents that he met with the fire department and the HRS Emergency Group and they were concerned because they would not be able to get to the homes with so much clutter in the driveways. We do not want to lose one second if someone needs to put a fire out or reach a person who is in need of an ambulance. He will meet with the board to see what needs to be done to correct this problem. On a lighter note, he said he hopes we are going to have a Super Bowl party and if so to count him in. Diane Bennett read a tribute to all who made the Christmas weekend such a success. The caroling, the luminaries, the Christmas dinner and the entertainment and Santa Clause, all because everyone got involved and worked so well together. Carol Noel gave a Sunshine report. Marie Green, a former resident who was in an assisted living facility, passed away. Also we were saddened to hear that Ruby Pfeiffer passed away in Ohio. John Jacobson is in rehab and is planning to go into assisted living in Illinois where he will be closer to his family. Johns son and his granddaughter, Jacki, were with him over the Christmas holiday and attended our Christmas dinner. Jacki baked a birthday cake to Baby Jesus, which is something her grandmother Alice Jacobson always did. Carol Noel told the residents that the Military Soup and Sandwich will be Sunday, Jan. 16 beginning at 5 p.m. They will have bean soup or chicken noodle and ham salad sandwiches. Cost is $5. The Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. 8. Bring your own place settings. It will be from 8-10 a.m. The cost is $3. Arlene Dammer told the residents that the picture directory photos are being taken at the clubhouse Tuesday and Thursday from noon till 2 p.m. Helen Todd will be teaching line dancing beginning Monday from 2-4 p.m. John Reece reminded everyone that Monday will be the home owners meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Come at 6 p.m. if you want to enjoy the ice cream social first. Monday we will have the election for two persons to serve on the board. Voting goes from 9 a.m. to noon and in the afternoon from 2-4 p.m. The candidates are: Paula Bannister, Jim Becker, Phil Bennett, Louie Wackershauser and Fred White. The winners will be announced at the home owners meeting. Dec. 28 We had our Ladies Coffee. Our emcee and coffee maker was Eunice Brown, who opened the meeting with a cute little story about girl friends. Our Sunshine report is the same as listed on Monday. Please read your Tropical Harbor Topics report because it is filled with activities every day of the week. Sondra Brown told the group that her grandson wrote her about receiving one of our military packages and a check and how great it was. He is stationed in Afghanistan. FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Tanglewood B y Neil Simpson Special to the News-SunSEBRING Dr. Matthew R. Olson will be the guest speaker for the January Bible Conference at Maranatha Baptist Church through today. The meeting will be at 6 p.m.. Olson is president of Northland Ministries, the umbrella organization that includes Northland International University, Northland Camp and Conference Center, and Pioneer Christian School. Before coming to Northland in 2002, he pastored Tri-City Baptist Church in Westminster, Colo., a church he planted from scratch in the fall of 1981. That church has helped to plant at least a dozen other churches. Olson received his bac helors and masters degre es from Bob Jones Universit y, and later completed h is doctoral work at NIU. H e and his wife, Diane, ha ve three ch ildren an d two gran dchildren. Th e Maranath a congreg ation exten ds a cordi al welcome to friends fro m the community to share in these meetings. The church is in Maranatha Village o ff Arbuckle Creek Road, tw o miles east of State Road-1 7 North in Sebring. Olson featured at January Bible Conference Olson Tropical Harbor Estates B y Barbara Kelleher EXCELAMPSSHOPATSEA VERVESOOTWAKEGEARS INEEDMYSPACEMANLANAI TOENAILBADLYCASTS ENDTUBATEEBUREAUS BATMANSINTHEBELFRY CUMINRICOALISEED OPENDOORMANPOLICY MSNFLEETEPEEEPACT ITSSAFEDAISMARIAH CARTMANBEFORETHEHORSE ATEOUTOCATUSSWASP LEAPSSLURPAULOCOO TAKEARAINMANCHECK PROSCURBLOBHUSKY JACKMANOFALLTRADES SGTYORKEDOEASYCUT DOBIEIDIOMKARAOKE NOBLEGOODMANASNEWMAN ALEUTATRAYOGIBLAST ELREYBAASOMENASSES CROSSWORDSOLUTION Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011Page 9B FAMILYFEATURES A s the pumpkin pie, holiday cocktail and sugar cookie memories begin to fade, were reminded that the time has come to set or re-set our goals. Popular New Years resolutions to lose weight and/or stay fit resurface with a bang year after year. Youve probably heard people say, Those who lose weight eventually gain it back. Dont give up hope! Many people who successfully maintained a substantial weight loss for more than a year have done it on their own. Registered dietitian Tara Gidus, also known as the Diet Diva, knows it can be a struggle to set goals and stick to them. Prime weight loss season is upon us, and the need for realistic, achievable and tasty ways to make healthy lifestyle changes is as important as ever, said Gidus. An exercise and healthy eating focus, along with a positive attitude and the right tools, can lead to a happier and healthier you a new you. Help yourself to successfully achieve your weight loss resolution with Gidustips. ThinkofYou. Takemetimeto rest,relax, shop or exercise for stress relief. Stress hormones have been tied to weight gain.Break It Down. Have an ultimate goal, and then break it into mini goals that are easily achievable. This makes the road to success seem easier and allows you to celebrate along the way.FlavorIt. Calorie moderation doesnt have to mean boring. Use Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix to add a punch of flavor without compromising calories. Its especially great to use in dips and other game day snacks.Keep Track. People who keep track of what they eat can lose up to twice as much weight as people who dont. Jotting down how much you ate and how you were feeling can also help you connect food to energy and mood.Get YourZzz. Snooze your way to weight loss. Getting enough sleep is critical to keep the hormones that control your appetite in check.Flex YourMuscles. The more muscle mass you have the more calories you burn while you are sleeping. Stay fit by doing strength training twice a week.Dont Multitask. Turn off distractions like the TVand computer while eating or you could lose track of how much has gone in. Tune in to your bodys hunger and fullness cues to know when to eat and when to stop. For great eating ideas using Hidden Valley products, check out these recipes, or go to www.hiddenvalley.com.Successfully setandachieve yourweight lossgoalsWeight Loss ProfilePeoplewhohavesuccessfully achieved long-term weight loss tend to have common characteristics:Eat breakfast every day Monitor their weight weekly Watch less TV(i.e. less than 10 hours/week)Daily exercise (i.e. 30 to 60 minutes/day)IntroducingHiddenValleySaladKitsJust add lettuce! The makers of Hidden Valley introduce Salad Kits four prepackaged kits containing tasty ingredients sure to liven up everyday salads. To learn more about new Hidden Valley products, visit www .hiddenvalley.com. Baked Chicken TendersPrep Time: 20 minutes Chill Time: 6 to 24 hours Cook Time: 16 to 18 minutes Makes 8 (3-ounce) servings 1 packet (1.1 ounces) Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix, divided 2 cups non-fat Greek yogurt 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk 1 package (20 ounces) fresh 99% fat free chicken tenders 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs 1/3 cup sliced almonds 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon pepper Olive oil cooking spray 1.Combine 1/2 packet Ranch Dressing and Seasoning Mix with yogurt; refrigerate. 2.Combine remaining Ranch Dressing and Seasoning Mix with buttermilk; refrigerate. 3.Rinse chicken and thoroughly pat dry on paper towels. 4.Combine chicken and buttermilk mixture together in a food storage zipper bag. 5.Refrigerate 6 to 24 hours. 6.Heat oven to 425F. 7.In a food processor, combine breadcrumbs, almonds, garlic powder and pepper. 8.Coatchickeninbreadcrumb mixture. 9.Set a wire rack on baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. 10.Lay chicken pieces on wire rack and spray with more cooking spray. 11.Bake 16 to 18 minutes until no longer pink (internal temp at least 170F). 12.Use yogurt mixture as a dipping sauce.Original Ranch Spinach Dip Prep Time: 5 to 10 minutes Chill Time: At least 30 minutes Makes 12 (1/4-cup) servings 1/2 packet Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dips Mix (0.5 ounce) 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt 1 cup light sourcream 1 box (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawe d and well-drained 1/3 cup chopped walnuts* 1.Combine Ranch Dips Mix, yogurt, sour cream, spinach, and walnuts. 2.Chill 30 minutes or until just before serving. 3.Serve with whole wheat crackers and raw vegetables. *Pecans or water chestnuts can be used in place of walnuts.Cheesy Ranch PopcornPrep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 3 1/2 minutes Makes 6 (2-cup) servings 1 bag (3 ounces) reducedfat, low sodium butterflavored microwave popcorn 1/4 pack (0.25 ounce) Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix 3 sprays from olive oil mister 3 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese 1.Pop popcorn according to pack age directions. Immediately open the bag and pour the pop corn into a large serving bowl. 2.Spray the popcorn with three sprays from the olive oil miste r, toss with Ranch Salad Dressin g and Seasoning Mix and then toss with the Parmesan cheese Serve immediately. FOOD

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Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, January 5, 2011www.newssun.com Wednesday, Jan 12thTanglewood Health Fair3000 Tanglewood Pkwy Off Hwy 27(1/2 Mile North Walmart Sebring) CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Garden Club of Sebring, while celebrating their Christmas luncheon at the Sebring Civic Center on Dec. 9, had the pleasure of also celebrating the 97th birthday of club member Jean Holzhausen, whose birthday was Dec. 3. A beautiful sheet cake was provided by her daughter, Julieanne Creed and presented by first vice president and chairperson of the luncheon Gloria Frances. Jean has been a member of The Sebring Garden Club Inc. since 1994. Before moving to Sebring from Pennsylvania two years ago, she also belonged to The Garden Club in Pennsylvania, a branch of the National WomensClub. Jean keeps herself busy with knitting, reading, visiting friends and entertaining in her home. Santa and Ms. Claus (also known as Abraham Ayala and club member Vila Simon) were happy to wish the lovely member a Happy Birthday along with Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Garden Club helps member celebrate birthday Courtesy pho to Jean Holzahausen (seated left) celebrated her 97th birthday during the Garden Club of Sebrings recent meeting. Seated next to her is her daughter, Julieanne Creed. Also helping Jean celebrate her birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Claus, also known as Abraham Ayala and Vila Simon. Courtesy photo T he Rotary Club of Sebring shipped five boxes of dental supplies (toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss) to servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. This was made possible through donations from Highlands County dentists. Shown is Carlos Roman, secretary of the Rotary Club of Sebring, with the boxes. The Rotary Club of Sebring will continue shipping boxes to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The club wishes to thank the following dentists for providing dental supplies to ship to the troops Dr. W illey, Dr. Dillion, Dr. Shriner Dr. Omer, Dr. Baker, Dr. Owens, and Dr. Kirsch. The club would also like to thank Darlene Celantano, who was able to solicit and pick up the needed items. Rotary sends dental supplies Special to the News-SunSEBRING Erin Hess, K enny Sturgeon and D r.Roy Cvalcantl are s cheduled to be the first t hree speakers as Heatland T alk of the Town T oastmasters Club kicks off i ts new meeting year at 6 p .m. today. Jack Mears will s erve as the Toastmaster. On Dec. 15 the club held i ts Christmas party and m eeting. Each Toastmaster b rough a wrapped white e lephant gift and opened it. T heir gift was the topic of a o neto two-minute impromt u speech. District 47 Division F Governor Steve Zeris of Bradenton served as Toastmaster. The group welcomed a number of guests. On Wednesday, Jan. 19 the club will hold its International Speech and Table Topics contest. Erin Hess is the contest master. If one of your goals is to become a better speaker and leader the ToastmastersInternational proven program of successcan help.There are over three million Toastmasters membersin clubs in 113 countries around the world.Heartland Toastmasters is part of District 47, south Florida and the Bahamas. Heartland Talk of the Town Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesdays every month from 6-7 p.m. at Ronnie Carters Century 21 Real Estate at the corner of Thunderbird Road and U.S. 27 North. Guests and snowbirds in the area always welcome. For more information contact Cathy Schreima, 382-3574 or Linda Udall, 386-6495. The clubs Web site is www.toastmasters.org. Heartland Talk of the Town Toastmasters prepare for contest Courteys photo A dela Casey (treasurer ) presents Mary McCoy (president of the Lake Placid Kiwanis Club) a Thank you f or being a wonderful part of the Miracle League Family plaque. The Lake Placid Kiwanis have been serving refreshments at each game this past year in the big orange bus. It is a small, but mighty, club and encourages former members or new to attend a breakf ast meeting held the first and third Tuesdays at 6:45 a.m. at the Lake Placid Holiday Inn Express. Special thanks CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays on the Celebrations page. 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 Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the NewsSunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or fax to 385-2453.

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DearAbby: Im dating a 15-year-old girl who was seriously physically abused in the past. She and her mom had to move away for a while, but have now been told by Department of Children and Family Services that its safe for them to move back with her father, who abused her. After seeing what goes on in this house and hearing her describe how they treat her, I think the physical abuse has changed to mental and emotional abuse. Im not sure what to do because Im 18 and its illegal that we are dating. It scares me that they can use anything against me. What To Do? DearWhat To Do?: You are not in a position to do anything yourself. If you try to get help for your girlfriend, her parents could create problems for you that would last a lifetime. However, that doesnt mean you shouldnt encourage the girl to help herself by talking to a counselor, a trusted teacher or a clergyperson about the difficulties shes experiencing at home. If she does, they are mandated by law to report abuse. And this is a family thats already been in the system. DearAbby: I have been unable to ask Mary out or at least see if shes into me because we both work at the same place. I am not the type to be shy with my feelings, but with her its different. When I see her, I forget everything else. Its as if my whole world stops when I see her smile. Shes amazing! I want to ask her out, but Im unsure how to, considering that I am a woman. She does not know how I feel about her. What should I do? Has It Bad in Arizona DearHas It Bad: First, see if there are regulations in your employee handbook that discourage employees from dating. If there arent, go slow and let Mary get to know you as a friend before trying to start a romantic relationship. And before declaring your feelings, be sure that a lesbian relationship is one that your coworker would welcome. DearAbby: My boyfriend of three years, Sam, came home from basic training in the Army and told me he wanted to go active. (He was part of the National Guard.) He has asked me to go with him and I agreed, but in order to do that we have to be married. I love Sam very much and we have talked about marriage before, but not elopement. He hasnt really proposed because he doesnt have a ring. We will be married, but without a real wedding yet. I have no problem with this. Its a bit unconventional, but I love Sam and want to go with him. It will be an opportunity to travel, and I could finish my degree online. The problem is, how would I define us as a couple? When we move onto th e base, Im worried people will see my ringless finger and ask questions. What should I tell them? And when we do have the actua l wedding, what will that be called? Dont Want to be Embarrassed in Californ ia DearDont Want to be Embarrassed: Not all mar ried women wear wedding rings, although most do. If you are afraid there will be questions if youre not wea ring one, you and Sam migh t consider getting a used gold band to wear until he can buy you something else. If that doesnt appeal to you, then youll just have to tell people that you are married and you have the license to prove it. (I doubt it will come to that.) And when yo u and Sam are finally able to have the wedding of your dreams, call it a renewal of your marriage vows becaus e that will be accurate. 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. To order How to Write Letters for All Occasions, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Letter Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. 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II carrier praised by Churchill for its ability to sting twice 74 Vaults 75 Aspersion 76 Brazilian name for six popes 79 Speak lovingly 80 What Dustin Hoffman gets to do often, thanks to royalties? 85 Advantages 89 Scoundrel 90 Steve McQueen's first major movie, with The 91 Sled dog 92 Actor Hugh involved in every swap shop deal? 98 W.W. 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American land 69 Actress Diane of Numb3rs 70 ___ Bowl 75 Shut out 76 Tiresomely disagreeable sort 77 Make ___ of 78 Planetary shadow 81 Without ___ (nonchalantly) 82 Flowering 83 El ___ vive! (revolutionary catchphrase) 84 Czech martyr Jan 85 Comfy bedwear 86 Ann or Andy 87 When Canada celebrates Thanksgiving 88 Azure 93 Half 94 Topper for Ol' Blue Eyes 95 Nike competitor 96 Welcomes warmly 97 Actress Cannon 101 Results of some accidents 102 Decree 103 Backpackers' gear 105 Wee bit 106 Spread for lunch, maybe 108 First name in country 109 Woodworking tools 110 Dundee dissent 111 Yak 112 Passeport info 113 Dating service datum 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 23242526 272829 30313233343536 37383940 414243444546 474849505152 5354555657585960 6162636465 6667686970 717273 747576777879 8081828384 85868788899091 929394959697 9899100101102103 104105106107108109 110111112113 114115116117 118119120121 Solution on page 8B DIVERSIONS If youre looking to get h ealthy in 2011 be sure y ouve signed up for my D aily Dish (you get a free m enu when you do) at w ww.SavingDinner.com. W eve got great things to h elp you on your journey t his year. Did you know that the a verage American family s pends nearly $2,599 a year e ating out? Do the math ... t hats more than $200 a m onth. As you reflect on y our goals for 2011 consider eating at home this year. Lets think for a minute w hat $200 a month could do f or your family: 1) Get you out of debt. 2) Get your family a nice, d ebt-free, paid-in-advance, f amily vacation. 3) Save for a car or other l arge purchase. 4) Money for your child rens college funds. 5) Invest in your own r etirement or savings a ccount. Thats just five things. Y ou could probably make y our own list of things you c ould do with an extra $ 200 a month. My point is t here is a way to make that k ind of money without havi ng to go out and get another j ob eat at home. Years ago I took a course o n goal setting. The mantra r epeated by the facilitator of t hat course would say over a nd over again, If you fail t o plan, you plan to fail. N othing could be closer to t he truth when it comes to m eal planning and it shows u p on your bottom line (in m ore ways than one, if you g et my drift). Meal planning doesnt n eed to be ridiculously time c onsuming with every bite t ediously planned out. I have f ound that planning main m eals, counting how many s ide dishes I will need (and t hen buying fresh and frozen veggies on sale to correspond with those dishes) is easiest. I also do this with lunch and dinner I eat leftovers for lunch from dinner the night before or I use my Body Clutter soup (see below for the recipe). I have a breakfast pantry that works for my breakfasts steel cut oats, a variety of frozen fruits for my smoothies, as well as kefir, milk and juice. Peanut butter (please dont e-mail me about peanut butter), eggs, egg substitute (makes great omelets) and of course, frozen whole grain waffles my go-to, breakfast-on-theway-to-the-gym breakfast, topped with some kind of nut butter. Being aware of your spending will help you realize that $200 a month eating out is a substantial bite out of your budget (pun intended). Plan your meals so you dont end up short of money at the end of the month. Heres my Body Clutter Soup that I eat all the time. Ive shared it a lot before. If you havent ever copied it and used it before, get going. This soup is delicious. Enjoy!Leannes Basic Vegetable Soup(AKABody Clutter Soup) Serves 12 1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, pressed 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large carrots, chopped 2 small celery stalks, chopped 1 medium turnip, chopped 2 cups green beans, cut in 1 inch pieces 1/4 head cabbage, chopped 1/2 teaspoon thyme Salt and pepper to taste 2 small russet potatoes, peeled and chopped 2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained 6 cups chicken broth In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over mediumhigh heat. Add the onion and cook till nearly translucent, now add the garlic. Dont let the garlic brown and saute another couple of minutes. Add the rest of the chopped veggies, sauteing for just a minute or two. Youre not cooking them just sauteing for the wonderful flavor this quick step will infuse in your soup. Add the thyme and salt and pepper while sauteing. Now put the veggies in the crock-pot, add the tomatoes and broth. Cook on low 7-9 hours (depending on your crock-pot) or high 4-6 hours (but all crock-pots are different, depending on size, age, brand etc. Remember, your mileage may vary). Just before serving, gently mash some of the potato chunks against the side of the crockpot to thicken the soup, give it a stir and serve. Per serving: 88 Calories; 4g Total Fat; 5g Protein; 2g Dietary Fiber; 9g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 658mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates. Serving suggestions: Grilled cheese sandwiches on whole grain bread and a spinach salad. Quick fixes for variations on the Basic Chicken Soup: Now remember, dont do this to the whole pot of soup. Just the little bit you pull out to fix yourself for lunch, etc. Quick Fix No. 1: Tex Mex Veggie Soup. Add some (eyeball it how much do you want?) canned black beans (drained and rinsed), a little bit of cumin and chopped cilantro. Top with some tortilla chips and cheese, or serve with a quesadilla. Quick Fix No. 2: Tuscan Veggie Soup. Add some (eyeball it again) canned cannellini (white kidney beans) or white beans (drained and rinsed), a little bit of Italian seasoning and some chopped kale. Cook till heated through and the kale is tender. Quick Fix No. 3: Minestrone Veggie Soup. Add some cooked pasta, a little dried basil and top with a fresh grating of Parmesan cheese. Quick Fix No. 4: Autumn Veggie Soup. Add some diced acorn squash or butternut squash, some cooked brown rice, a sprinkling of nutmeg and some chopped parsley. Dont forget to sign up for my Daily Dish (you get a free menu when you do) at www.SavingDinner.com. Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Diva;s menus, recipes and shopping lists at www.savingdinner.com. Eating at home in 2011 Girl with abusive home life should try to help herself Dear Abby Dinner Diva Leanne Ely News-Sun classified ads get results! Call 385-6155

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, January 5, 2011 FAMILYFEATURES I f you think that taking lunch to work has to be as boring as the brown bag you pack it in, think again. With a little planning and creative thinking, you can have a satisfying midday meal wherever you find a table. Taking your lunch to work saves you money, helps you c ontrol calories and allows you to boost your daily nutrit ion. You control the portions and the ingredients, so you c an customize what you carry, ensuring that you get a g ood-for-you lunch that youll enjoy. Here are tips from the National Peanut Board that may i nspire you to think outside the lunchbox and create a b rown bag meal you will be proud to carry.Plan ahead put lunch items on your grocery list and gather lunch-style recipes for your meal plan. Balance choices select a variety of foods from www.MyPyramid.gov, including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and lean protein.Think small pack a variety of snacks to satisfy any craving that may hit during the day. Pack whole grain crackers and sliced cheese as an alternative to a sandwich.Pack a bag of snack peanuts for an energy boost any time of the day.Pack a banana for a sweet treat that may save you from a trip to the vending machine.Dress up fruits and vegetables with protein-packed peanut butter dip (see recipe). Repurpose leftovers instead of simply taking last nights dinner for lunch, use the ingredients to make something new. Turn leftover roasted chicken into a tasty chicken salad (see recipe).Toss cold pasta with dressing and chopped veggies for a pasta salad. For more delicious ways to upgrade your lunch, visit w ww.nationalpeanutboard.org. KickinUpKids LunchesEven kids can get tired of the same sandwich every day. Liven up their lunches with some of these creative ideas and recipes.Pack frozen yogurt or an ice cold water bottle as an edible ice pack.Mix peanuts, chocolate morsels and raisins for a treat.Look for lunchboxes and food containers that keep foods safe and undamaged. Look for those with several compartments that keep foods separate.Present food in fun ways: fruit chunks on skewers, deli meats rolled up around sliced vegetables, breakfast for lunch.Add a non-food treat, such as a fun eraser, sticker or other prize that children will enjoy just as much as a sweet treat.Pack individual sandwich ingredients and let the kids make their own creation at school.Rock nRoll Lunch1 small whole wheat tortilla spread with 2 tablespoons peanut butter, sprinkled with 1/4 cup granola, rolled up and sliced Carrots and celery with Dazzling Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip (recipe follows) Blackberries Drinkable yogurtDazzling Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip Yield: 4 (3-tablespoon) servings 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup 1 tablespoon peanut butter Chocolate sprinkles (optional) In a standing mixing bowl, mix yogurt and chocolate syrup on medium speed until well blended. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the peanut butter at 70% power for about 1 minute or until melted; stir half-way through. Pour peanut butter into chocolate yogurt mixture and mix until smooth. Top with sprinkles if desired. Serve with 1 cup assorted carrot and celery sticks, sliced cucumbers, apples or pear slices. Breakfast forLunch1 sausage link 3 mini peanut flourpancakes (recipes follows) Fruit cup Greek yogurt with honey (fordipping pancakes and fruit)Peanut FlourPancakesYield: 24 (3-inch) pancakes Use your favorite whole grain pancake mix according to package directions fo r 12 full size pancakes. Add 1/4 cup peanut flour* + 2 to 4 tablespoons milk. Let stand for 10 minutes before cook ing. *This low-fat, high protein, gluten-free flour is available at supermarkets nation wide and online. Pita Pockets with Chinese Chicken-Peanut SaladYield: 6 pita pockets 2 cups chopped cooked chicken 1 cup grated carrots 1/2 head roughly chopped iceberg lettuce, (about 4 cups) 2/3 cup chow mein noodles 1/3 cup canned sliced waterchestnuts 4 tablespoons peanut oil 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 1 tablespoon lite soy sauce 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts 2 tablespoons chopped green onions 3 pita breads, halved In large bowl, mix together chicken, carrots, lettuce, chow mein noodles and water chestnuts. Set aside. To make dressing: In separate bowl, mix together peanut oil, peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce and sugar until smooth. Stir in peanuts and green onions. Stir until blended. Pour dressing over salad and toss well. Fill pita pockets with even portions of chicken salad.