The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 01-12-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
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United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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Jazz up your recipesPAGE10BLady Devil lifters gearing upPAGE1BDrive-through store earning fansPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, January 12-13, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 5 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 52 29Complete Forecast PAGE 10A Mostly sunny, cooler Forecast Question: Do you give blood on a regular basis? Next question: Do you think the county's current method of recreation funding is fair? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries JoAnn Anderson Age 75, of Palmetto William Berg Age 83, of Sebring Claudette Burnette Age 54, of Avon Park Jorge Caban Age 63, of Sebring James Collins Age 81, of Sebring Lincoln and Stacey Dreessen Age 52 and 48, of Sebring Arthur Farthing Age 78, of Avon Park Carole Moskowitz Age 71, of Sebring Peter Schemm Age 80, of Sebring Daryn Stafford Age 38, of Sebring Clara Walker Age 49, of Sebring W. Gary Young Age 62, of Port Charlotte Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 25.4% No 74.6% Total votes: 67 Classifieds8A Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle9B Editorial & Opinion3A Lottery Numbers2A Index News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y Local artist John Ritter produced the paintings for Harvey.' Bill Farmer, as Elwood P. Dowd, prepares to replace the portrait of a dead relative with the portrait of him and his best friend. It's rabbit season at HLT File pho to Avon Park Police Chief Michael Rowan talks to a citizen during a drug raid in Avon Park last year. Rowan reported to the city council on Monday that crime is down in Avon Park, but arrest numbers are up. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Police Chief Michael J. Rowan and Interim Fire Chief David Cloud gave their end-of-theyear reports to the Avon Park council on Monday, and the results are that crime and response times are down. Rowan told the council that the amount of crime has decreased from 2008 through the first six months of 2010, but actual arrests for crimes have risen, indicating that the APPD is more effective. Rowan explained that the APPD had absorbed the city's code enforcement, replaced their vehicles, started two new neighborhood watch programs, taken over the city's occupational licensing duties, formed a special operations team, re-instated the D.A.R.E. program at two Avon Park schools and restaffed the missing eight officers all within the current budget. "We have done all this at no additional cost to the Avon Park taxpayers," Rowan told the council. Avon Park police, fire departments more effective, city council told See AVON, page 7A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Bill Farmer, as Elwood P. Dowd, kisses Mrs. Chumley's hand. Mrs. Chumley, played by Brenda Hipchen, is about to be introduced to Harvey the rabbit, an event that has consequences for her husband, Dr. Chumley. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Opening Friday, the Highlands Little Theatre's production of "Harvey" is just what the doctor ordered. APulitzer Prize-winning play that opened on Broadway in 1944 and ran for over four years, "Harvey" is an old-fashioned, family friendly comedy. Step back into an earlier time and meet Elwood P. Dowd, a charming, low key kind of a man, who is outgoing, gentle, and fond of a cocktail. It isn't his drinking, however, that is the problem. It's the 6-foot and a few inches over white rabbit named Harvey, Elwood's constant companion, who is the problem. No one else ca n see him. This is a particular embar rassment to Elwood's sister and niece, who are afraid Elwood's eccentricities will ruin their chances for accep tance into society. One day after a party, when Elwood spends the afternoon introducing Harve y to the grandee ladies of the community to their deep unsettlement his sister, Veta Louise Simmons, decides he has to be to com mitted to a local mental hos pital. Only Veta becomes so upset while she tries to explain the problem to the Harvey' takes stage Friday See HLT, page 4A Bastardi By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Steve Bastardi didn't storm out of the council chamber Monday night, but he did leave during a discussion of how to improve the town's auditing process. Bastardi's walk out came after a sharp exchange between himself and other council members regarding funding for public parks and the town's interlocal recreation agreement with the county. Bastardi has been upset for some time because the town carries the main expense for park maintenance even though more county taxpayers use the park than town taxpayers. He is particularly angry that the county reimburses the town instead of advancing the funds, and that the split in funding responsibility is 50/50. Debate became heated when council members Ray Roy ce and Debra Worley spoke of t he county's efforts to address t he issue. "We've pushed them, an d they've made good," sa id Worley. Royce added, "We won't g et more than 50 percent." Bastardi walks out of LP town council meeting Angered over recreation funding See BASTARDI, page 7A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING In a telephone interview Monday afternoon, Congressman Tom Rooney had words of reassurance for the people of Highlands County following the attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Arizona citizens Saturday. "This guy (Jared Loughner) is an isolated nut job. Rejected by the army, kicked out of college because he was seen as a threat to fellow students and teachers I never heard of anything like that before. He is a unique guy." Loughner appeared in court Monday Rooney not worried about his safety Rooney By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING "Oops," was what County Engineer Ramon Gavarrete said to commissioners when he described a budgeting mistake of $180,000. The Florida Department of Transportation is redoing the corner of Sparrow Avenue and U.S. 27, and the county has to replace the lighting heads that are in the right-of-way, according to Gavarrete. "I looked at the funds for this project and saw that there was just $2,800 available in the fund and said, oops,'" Gavarrete said. Gavarrete also told the commission that the corner has serious drainage problems, and it is important to get it done this year. "There is so much water there when it County has to find funding for $180,000 oops' Oversight left Sparrow Road project out of budget See COUNTY, page 5A See ROONEY, page 7A


By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Many locals have been in a buzz about the new store that sits right off U.S. 27 in Sebring. Though it is a little hard to notice when driving down the highway, the fast-growing business has been grabbing the attention of residents. The Cracker Box Drive Thru is an open convenience-like store that customers simply drive right into. Customers aren't required to exit their vehicles or even reach for items they may want. The two owners brothers Kane and Johnny Sodrel do all the work. The Sodrel brothers recently purchased the building that is now Cracker Box and re-opened the drive-through store, which has been tried before on the location and failed. Only a few short months after opening, the store is fast becoming the local favorite for fresh meats and seafood and, probably most important to Floridians, sweet tea. More than 250 people proclaim their love for the store (but mostly the sweet tea) all over the Cracker Box's Facebook fan page. "You wouldn't think that tea would be such a big deal," Kane Sodrel said with a laugh. "But I guess it is, everyone loves it and it's a good way to get them in the door." Kane Sodrel explained that he and his brother both usually work side by side at the Cracker Box, but older brother Johnny had the day off from the drive thru on Saturday. "We run it together, we try to give each other time off, but most of the time we are both here," he said. As much as people love the tea (and boiled peanuts and potato chips), it's also the quality and selection of fresh meat and seafood available that is drawing notice. The meat comes directly from a meat distributor, who just happens to be the Sodrel's father. Just as the younger Sodrel pointed out the fresh, thick ribeyes in the cooler, a Ford Explorer pulled up with a family waiting for the Sodrels'quality service. "Good morning. How are ya'll today," Kane asked with a smile and walked up to the driver window. The customer seemed to already know what he wanted. Whether it's snow crab or salmon, ribs or frog legs, a homemade burger or just a tall glass of sweet tea, the Cracker Box has it all. The community has only had this unique business for seven months, but the Sodrels plan to be around forever. Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, January 12, 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. Please call 385-6155.SUBSCRIPTION RATES12 mo.7% FL taxTotal HOME DELIVERY$60.46$4.23$64.69 IN FLORIDA MAIL92.236.4698.69 OUT OF FLORIDA MAIL105.99105.99 Deadlines for subscription changes are noon on Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon on Thursday for the Friday edition, and noon on Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. 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The dining car is still available for group luncheons on other days. Call 453-3525 or 3858618 for details. Sebring Centennial planners to meet on ThursdaySEBRING The first meeting of 2011 to work on plans for the City of Sebring Centennial is set for Thursday. The meeting is open to the interested public who will work with community leaders on the project planned for the year 2012, with Chairman Allen Alvater III in charge of the 4 p.m. session at the Sebring Civic Center in the Cultural Center on Lake Jackson named in honor of his late grandfather, historian Allen Alvater. On that planning team are George Hensley, mayor; Kathy Haley, city clerk; Casey Wohl, GreyDog Communications; Peter Pollard, community development director; Greg Harris, county commissioner and president of the Sebring Chamber of Commerce, which will anchor the project, the group has decided. For further information or questions, call the chamber at 385-4884.Sebring Model Railroad Club continues Winter ExhibitionSEBRING Got the post-holiday blues? Cheer up with a visit to the Lakeshore Mall (Jan. 1416 and 21-23) and spend some fun time watching HO-Gauge model railroads run through the Sebring Model Railroad Club's 40foot modular layout. There are more than five scale miles of track and more than 40 trains to view running over the six-day event. Crack passenger trains from the 1930s to the pres ent will be exhibited, as well as vintage steam freight trains, a modern commuter Tri-Rail from Florida's east coast, some novelty units and a circus train. Club members will be available to answer questions and chat with visitors about "Grandpa's trains in the Michigan attic," "My trains in our Maryland basement" and the "layout under our tree in Connecticut." The club will finish its winter schedule on Saturday, Feb. 5 in Lake Wales at the Old School Gym. It's the local area only "Train Show and Swap Meet". The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway at 7:30 p.m. SMRRC enjoys a member ship from all of Highland s County and the surrounding area. Applications for membership will be available at the exhibit. All tra in buffs are welcome. One need not build a module t o be a member. All member s are encouraged to run the ir trains on the layout.Caladium Co-op prepares for High Tea on SundayLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative, 132 E. Interlake Blvd., will be holding its second annual High Tea, "An Elegant Affair," at 2 p.m. Sunday. There are only a few tickets remaining as most of last year's attendees reserved their ticket for this year after the event last year. The Co-op High Tea no t only includes delicious fin gerfoods but delightful entertainment, a fashion show and this year includ es a hat contest, but each per son attending will receive a china cup and saucer pain ted by artists who are Co-o p members. The tickets for all this are priced at $20. Call 63 39096 to see if any tickets remain or to reserve space next year. Visit the Web site, www.caladiumarts.or g, or call 699-5940 for furth er information. COMMUNITYBRIEFS More briefs, 6A POLICEBLOTTER 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 NewsSun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, Jan. 10: Steven Andrew Acevedo, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Cody Thomas Bunting, 21, of Lorida, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense. Joshua Lee Dennis, 20, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and damaging property; and DUI. Mary Magdalene Garcia, 41, of Wauchula, was charged with petit theft; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Domingo Silvan Hernandez, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Roberto Bohorquez Jimenez, 21, of Lake Placid, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for no valid driver license. Orlando Rivera Mathews, 38, of Sebring, was charged with purchasing cocaine. Derek Scott Price, 19, of Lorida, was charged with petit theft. Marquell Daishawn Williams, 19, of Sebring, was charged with battery on law enforcement officer; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; resisting officer without violence; possession of drug paraphernalia; and resisting officer with violence. Ann Renee Wyatt, 39, of Sebring, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense; and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second or third offense. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Jan. 9: William Bernard Bleything, 34, of Avon Park, was charged on a Johns County warrant for criminal mischief; and Johns County warrant for burglary of structure or conveyance. Sharon M. Burt, 46, of Avon Park, was charged with issuing or obtaining property with worthless check. Karl Lee Comadore, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with burglary of occupied dwelling, unarmed; and domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Juan Jijon Cruz, 21, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license; and false identification given to law enforcement officer; passing forged or altered instrument; and forgery or altering public record or certificate. Lakeisha Tameka Jones, 31, of Lakeland, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Joel Diaz Sanchez, 21, of Wimauma, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Randy Lee Simmons, 32, of Lake Wales, was charged with resisting offiContinued on page 7A News Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Kane Sodrel, part owner of the Cracker Box Drive Thru, explains how he and his brother Johnny work together in the unique store that is fast becoming a local favorite since opening in May. Sweet tea and more, without leaving your car News Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Kane Sodrel holds a fresh steak as he talks about the quality meat the Cracker Box sells. The Sodrel brothers purchase directly from a meat distributor and the store sells everything from ribeyes to frog legs. Cracker Box Drive Thru developing loyal customer base Special to the News-SunSEBRING Historic Downtown Sebring's monthly Gallery Walk will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday. During this event, many of the stores will offer extended hours to provide downtown residents and visitors a chance to shop in Sebring's charming boutiques and art galleries all while enjoying music on the Circle. In addition, street vendors will offer jewelry, watercolors, pottery and more along the sidewalks. LeAttique is offering a 20 percent discount off of every item in the store to try to make room for spring stock. All holiday inventory is 30 percent discounted as well. They will be serving refreshments. Brenner Pottery & Craft Gallery will be open and showcasing many new items from special artists as well as the great array of award-wining functional pottery made right on site.Register to win a framed print by Don Nedobeck. This year marks the 10th year in business for Kathy's Consignment. With six rooms of gently loved, updated fashions for leisure, business and church, you're bound to find something just for you. Capt Ron,s Mercantile has special prices up to 50 percent off on clearance merchandise. Participating Gallery Walk merchants include: Le Attique, Front Porch Dogs, Brenner Pottery & Gallery, Wild Artist Jewelry, Janet King Studio, Linda's Books, Children's Museum of the Highlands, Happy Owl, Steve and Company, Circle Salon, Captain Ron's Mercantile, Highlands Art League, Frames & Images, Sebring Antiques, Carrillo's Closet, Liz & Co., Kathy's Consignment, NPH Hobbies, Etcetera, The Pier Group and Net Patrol. Most offer fantastic giveaways and promotions during the event, which provides a unique shopping opportunity for attendees. For more information, visit www.GalleryWalkSebring.co m. First Gallery Walk of 2011 set for Friday


A von Park may be in sort of a p roblematic situat ion concerning the c hain of command a t city hall, and it c ould affect everyt hing from day-tod ay effectiveness to p olicy making if t he situation is not m ade right.Bruce Behrens is the city m anager and Maria S utherland is the assistant c ity manager, but the quest ion of who is in charge if B ehrens is out of the picture h as yet to be determined. An emergency may well h appen Behrens could l eave or just be on vacation but who is "acting" city m anager if he's gone? Pressure from council l eads one to believe that B ehrens is under fire for m aking decisions without c onsensus before hand, and h e is now facing an evaluat ion after just four months on t he job. Several on council have m ade it clear that Behrens h as not made them happy, a nd the mayor and deputy m ayor have stressed that B ehrens should have commun icated with them better b efore promoting police c ommander Mike Rowan to p olice chief. Unfortunately, t hat means there is also the p ossibility that Behrens may b e asked to leave. Amistake i n our opinion, but still a possibility. Sutherland is the logical choice to step up and manage, but can no longer fill the role because of a conflict of interest. Afamily member cannot be directly supervised by another family member in government, according to Florida Statute 112.3135. Sutherland was manager for several months before Behrens was hired, and she was acting city manager before that. But she cannot return to that role, acting or otherwise, because her husband, Parke Sutherland, is now on the council. The city's charter is unclear on what direction to take. It outlines the role of council and of the city manager, but gives no depth on who makes the day-to-day operation decisions if a city manager is not in the picture. Potentially, if Behrens was on vacation and an emergency happened, someone would have to take command, and the council is precluded from doing that by the style of government outlined in the charter and by Florida law. Does Councilman Sutherland step down? Does Maria Sutherland lose the title and duties of assistant city manager and return to the city's project manager? Does the city clerk take command? Do we call back an old city manager to help out? Or do we hire an outside firm to manage? (at additional cost?) All of these questions should be answered before there is a situation or emergency. The decision should be made clear to the public and policy should be created to make sure this does not happen again. There could be what-if scenarios all day long, but council is in a corner politically, so to speak, over the chain of command at city hall. Hopefully, they can give some direction about what to do in case of emergency, and do it soon. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 12, 2011Page 3A EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Last Saturday morning 20 people were shot in a Tucson Safeway parking lot by a 22-yearold who stated on YouTube he "won't pay debt with a currency that's not backed by gold and silver." Fifteen minutes after the news broke, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tweeted, "The price of gold today is at $1,368.90 an ounce." Coincidence? Yes. None of us want to live in a society where hyperbole, exaggeration, satire, bad taste and horrible timing are subjective. Stupidity is legal. So are bad jokes. Ditto for calls for revolution. As are declarations using violent imagery. Pornography, too. So Sarah Palin has a right to display images on her sites SarahPAC, Facebook and TakeDownthe20.com. On those sites she had riflescope icons over the districts of Democratic congresspersons who voted in favor of health care reform. She stated in bold red letters: "We've diagnosed the problem. Help us prescribe the solution." In March, shortly after TakeDownthe20.com was launched, the window of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords'Tucson office was shot out with a pellet gun. Giffords said in an interview, "The rhetoric and firing people up.we're on Sarah Palin's targeted list. But the thing is that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gunsight over our district. And when people do that, they've got to realize there's consequences to that action." There were reports of Tea Party protesters outside her office with signs like, "It's time to reload" and "One way or another, you're gone." Why? Because people listened to Sarah Palin. They listened to her debunked baloney that reforming health care would kill your grandmother. According to Palin, Giffords was trying to kill everyone's favorite elderly relative. Therefore, there was a target on her. There is no evidence any of those people who listened to Palin shot the member of congress in the head with a semi-auto Glock. Besides being steeped in revolution, a cockeyed view of The Constitution and anti-government rhetoric, the shooter has no connection to Palin. However, minutes after the former governor tweeted about gold, her website was scrubbed of the now infamous crosshairs graphic. It was gone. Then there was a note on her Facebook page: "On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice." So in a moment of national peril when a political "enemy" who was on a hit list had been "taken down" the FIRSTthing Palin does is act in her own interests? In a word: yes. This is the most cowardly thing I've ever witnessed. If you are going to say outrageous things, then you are going to have to stand by outrageous things. By law Palin has the right to hurl verbal grenades. But free speech doesn't mean you're not accountable for the things you say. It means the government can't pass laws to make saying them a crime. It doesn't mean you can beat the drum of rebellion, sell a couple books, delete a graphic, embrace the Bill of Rights and you are magically not a selfish weasel. Sarah Palin has the courage to delete her convi ctions and saunter away whistling like nothing happened. All of it is legal. I agree, and I will fight for that: Sarah Palin has the right to be spineless. Here's the thing: Palin ha d an opportunity to have a "bullhorn moment." She ha d the opportunity to rise to th e occasion and prove all her critics wrong. She could have proven she truly is a leader. That she's not just a capitalizing catty mean girl who can't tell the differenc e between an opponent and a n enemy. That she is worthy of all this presidential buzz an d not just skating by on some mushy conservative platitudes and good looks. She could have come out strong and expressed regret for demonizing a member of Congress who was shot in the head with a 9mm. But insteadshe cowere d. Pitiful. To be clear, I'm not blam ing Sarah Palin for 20 people being shot six of them dying from their injuries. I'm blaming Sarah Palin fo r taking down her "take down" map sans comment. I'm not blaming her for throwing bombs. I am blam ing her for not uttering remorse when they explode Palin wants her followers to "stand up?" Her first. Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and fill-in host at The Young Turks. Tina can be reached at tinadupuy@yahoo.com. This column has been edited by the author. Representations of fact and opinions are solely those of the author. Hey Sarah, at least stand by your free speech Guest Column Tina Dupuy Avon Park should ask what if?' Proposal would be destructive to public education E ditor: After decades of blaming teache rs for our lackluster, unmotivated, u ndisciplined, under achieving stud ents, giving their disinterested, u ninvolved parents a pass, our new b arely un-indicted coconspirator of a governor, now proposes to aboli sh tenure and push the voucher s ystem, a doubled barreled assault o n public education. Borrowing his t hinking from Bush leftovers, S cott's proposal would, in effect, p ut all teachers on probation for t heir entire careers, effectively d estroying education's civil service a nd disburse more tax dollars to h is beloved entrepreneurs in the p rivate sector; largely unreliable a nd barely regulated charter s chools. No proposals could be more d estructive for public education. P rofessionalism would be d estroyed. What seems the "elephant in the r oom" during these dialogues is the f act that student attitudes and stud ent arrogance are formed at home a nd lacking parental interventions, poor performance should be laid at the door of the home, rather than at the teachers. The adage "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink" could not be more applicable as an appropriate metaphor. Students should come ready to learn. The underlying motivation, cosmetic political smoke and mirrors aside is an across the board effort by Scott to destroy all civil service protection while "privatizing"; ie spending tax dollars for his political cronies. Randy Ludacer Lake Placid Tree of wishes come trueEditor: The Humane Society would like to thank Petco, Persupermarket, Lakeshore Mall, Pampered Pooches, Lake Josephine Resort, Lake Placid Health Care Center, Family Dollar, and Surf n'Turf for sponsoring The Tree of Wishes Christmas event. Thanks to everyone that supported this, our cupboards went from bare to full. Seeing the dogs happily chewing their bones and watching the cats sleep in a warm bed, makes everything worthwhile. We hope you continue to keep us on your shopping list, caring for more than 150 animals every day requires a never-ending supply of food and cleaning supplies and litter. Highlands County came through in our time of need. If you interested in knowing more about the shelter, we are having our annual meeting open to the public on Jan. 23, 3 p.m. at the shelter. Come out and meet the new board of directors, our wonderful employees, and if you like, meet some of our animals. I know you will be glad you did. As always you are always welcome to call me at 214-6508; I love to talk "shelter". Judy Spiegel President Humane Society Hope HospiceThank you Mr. Fireworks Man in Hammock EstatesEditor: We have lived in Hammock Estates Mobile Home Park for the last 12 years and each New Year's Eve we stand out in the driveway at midnight and watch the fireworks that are set off by the manufacturer at the end of our street. We always figured that the guy was setting off the stuff that he had left over from all of his other displays. The displays in the past have always been spectacular and well worth staying up until midnight to see them. However, this year for some reason or other, the display didn't quite get off the ground. Either the guy had used up all his powder or he had a bad year and couldn't afford more than he put up. The two series that he did put up made the wait worthwhile. So thank you, Mr. Fireworks Man, for your display and a happy and prosperous New Year to you and yours from Hammock Estates. Woodie Jackson SebringThanks from Hope HospiceEditor: Each year during the holiday season, Hope Hospice works to ensure that the joys of the season are shared by those in our care through the Adopt-A-Family program. Thanks to the outpouring of generosity from our community even during these uncertain economic times special gifts were provide d to 145 families and 348 individua ls in Hope's care. You shared the holiday spirit in many forms: Warm robes and slip pers to comfort the elderly spending the holidays without family; shiny new bikes and other toys th at brought joy to children coping wi th life-limiting illness, and gift cards so families caring for a loved one could enjoy a little respite at a favorite restaurant. Some of the most touching moments this year came from tho se who humbly requested the most basic necessities, like groceries fo r a holiday meal and shoes to repla ce a worn-out pair items that many of us may take for granted becam e cherished gifts this holiday season Each year during the holiday season, we're honored to have the privilege of helping our families celebrate the holidays through Hope's Adopt-a-Family. We are deeply grateful to those of you who helped make the 2010 holiday season more special for those in our care. On behalf of everyone at Hope, I wish you all the best in the New Year. Samira K. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 12, 2011Page 5A The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN r ains that the employees at the g as station call it "Joe's L ake," after the owner," G avarrete said. "We have met with DOT a nd had several meetings a bout this project. Their proje ct is a year long, and they i ndicated to us that we have to g o in first or wait until they c ompletely finish their proje ct. Our concern is that if wait u ntil a year from now, we are g oing to see an increase in c osts for this project," G avarrete explained. "I am here to inform you t hat I made a mistake when I r ecommended this current y ear's projects. I completely f orgot about that project, but i t is critical that we put it out t o bid. We hope to put it out f or bid and get in and out b efore DOTcomes in," G avarrete told the commiss ion. "We only have $2,800 a vailable in there. Whatever is i n there today, we need to m ake sure there is a total of $ 180,000 available," G avarrete said. "My suggestion on this w ould be to reduce the a mount we have plugged in t here for reserve for conting encies," County A dministrator Rick Helms t old the commission. "We would be reducing the $ 400,000 by $180,000?" C hairperson Barbara Stewart a sked. "That is correct, we are a lready into the second quart er and we are not aware of a ny other projects that needs s upplemental funding coming i n this year," Helms said. "So we would be reducing t he $400,000 by $180,000?" S tewart asked again before t he commission decided to g rant the request. Continued from page 1A County has to take from reserves


Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, January 12, 2011www.newssun.com W illiam BergWilliam A. Berg, 83, of Sebring died Jan. 7, 2011. Born in C ambridge, Mass., he came t o Sebring 34 years ago. He w as a state trooper in New Y ork State and worked for t he Criminal Bureau of I nvestigation. He was also an o wner of Southeast Genetics. H e served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his d aughters, Pam Matheis, J oann Guidi and Janice K romer; three grandchildren a nd one great-granddaughter. Memorial contributions m ay be made to the American K idney Foundation. C ondolences may be e xpressed by visiting w ww.newssun.com/obituaries Arrangements were entruste d to Dowden Funeral Home, S ebring. Jorge CabanJorge "Bill" Caban, 63, of Sebring died January 9, 2011. B orn in San Juan, Puerto R ico, he had been a resident o f Sebring since 2004. He w as a social worker for the W ork Force Council and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, s erving in Vietnam. He was o f the Pentecostal faith. He is survived by his wife, N ellieanne; daughters, Mirka K eren Caban, Keila Noemi C aban and Kathlyn Marie Caban; and one grandchild. Afuneral service will take place at 6 p.m. today at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, with Dr. Kathryn Broyles officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Interment at Sarasota National Cemetery will be at 1 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the VFW. James CollinsJames M. Collins, 81, of Sebring died Jan. 8, 2010. Born in Miami, he moved to Sebring in 1985. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He retired from commercial plumbing and worked at Sebring International Raceway for more than 15 years as a gate guard. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Sebring. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; daughter, Dawn C. Baucom; sons, Craig and James S.; brothers, Paul and William L.; and four grandchildren. An Elks service will be held at 11 a.m. today with a memorial service to follow at Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring. Memorial contributions may be sent to Good Shepherd Hospice, 4410 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfu neralchapel.com Lincoln and Stacey DreessenLincoln and Stacey Dreessen, 52 and 48 respectively, of Sebring died Jan. 5, 2011. Amemorial service will be announced at a later date. Donations are being accepted and should be made payable to: Mid-Florida Credit Union, for benefit of Sean Dreessen, 3863 U.S. 27, South, Sebring, FL33870. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfu neralchapel.com Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements.Carole MoskowitzCarole Anne Moskowitz, 71, of Sebring died Jan. 8, 2011. Born in Long Island, N.Y., she was a retired lieutenant and volunteer chaplain at Hardee Correctional Institute. She is survived by Robyn, Rina, Randy, Ronald, Roy and Michael; brother, C. Thomas; sister, Pamela; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Amemorial service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Living Waters Church of God, 4571 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875. Arrangements were entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring.Peter SchemmPeter Schemm, 80, of Sebring died Jan. 8, 2011. Born in Passaic, N.J., he had been a resident of Sebring since 1990. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He is survived by his brothers, Richard and Robert; and sisters, Lillian Rohrer, Dorothy Darby, and Mildred Freer. Arrangements have been entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring.Daryn StaffordDaryn P. Stafford, 38, of Sebring died Jan. 8, 2011. Born in Columbus, Ind., he came to Sebring in 1998. He was a maintenance employee for the Harder Hall Resort Club and also worked at Bassett Electric. Survivors include his father, Jack W.; mother, Linda R.; daughter, Lauran; brothers, Terry and Jeff; and sister, Ami Patterson. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.newssun.com/obituaries Arrangements were entrusted to Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring.Clara WalkerClara Pickett Walker, 49, of Sebring died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Born in Walker County, Ga., she moved to the area several years ago. She had worked as a corrections officer. She is survived by her daughter, Tina Ethridge; sons, Jerry D. and Christopher E.; sister, Ruth ie Hedgecot; brother, Amos L. Pickett; and six grandch ildren. Afuneral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Fountain Funeral Hom e, Avon Park, with the Re v. George Hall officiatin g. Interment will be in Bougainvillea Cemeter y. Fountain Funeral home, Avo n Park, is in charge of arrang ements. JoAnn C. Anderson, former resident of Sebring from 1988-2008, and originally from Valparaiso, IN, died January 5, 2011 in Palmetto, FL. She was born February 11, 1935 in North Judson, IN. She was preceded in death by husband, Charles B. Anderson in 1991. She is survived by sons, Charles F. (Kathy) of Fenton, MI and David E. (Peggy) of Palmetto, FL; grandchildren, Katie and Julie of Fenton, MI; sister, Jean (Harold) Hewlett of Sebring, FL; brother, James (Diane) DeArmond of Michigan. Cremation will be followed by a Memorial Service, at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton, FL., Saturday, January, 15, 2011, 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to your local Humane Society or SPCA. Arrangements handled by Griffith-Cline Funeral Home.JOANN C. ANDERSON Arthur Edward Farthing, age 78, of Avon Park, FL, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2011. Mr. Farthing was born in Buffalo, NY on July 23, 1932 and has resided in Avon Park, since 1973. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Trudy; daughters, Marcia (Bruno) Niedzwiecki, Barbara (Gene) Haywood; sons, Roy (Christine) Houchies and Paul (Terri) Turner; sister-in-law, Ruby (Wayne, deceased), brother, James (Nancy); sister, Janet (Chuck) Hartman; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Farthing is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Eleanor Farthing; his step-mother, Dorothy; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Yukie; and brother, Wayne. In lieu of flowers please make donation to the local Humane Society. A memorial service will be held at Lakeview Memorial Gardens on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. On line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to: BANKS/PAGE-THEUS FUNERAL HOME Wildwood, FL 34785 352-748-1000ARTHUR EDWARD FARTHING Claudette Ann Burnette, age 54 passed away Monday, January 10, 2011 in Avon Park, Florida. She was born in Elwood City, Pennsylvania to Walter G. and Mabel C. (Glover) Burnette. She was a homemaker, attended Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church and had been a resident of Avon Park since 1996 coming from Panama City, Florida. She is survived by her children, Racheal Howell and Phaedra Van Deusen both of Avon Park, Florida; 5 brothers, 7 sisters, and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Adam Quear; and a brother, Randy Burnette. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 13, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church with Rev. George Hall officiating. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to: STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME Avon Park, Florida 33825 863-453-3101 stephensonnelsonfh.comCLAUDETTE ANN BURNETTE Flywheelers Swap Meet is this weekFORTMEADE The F lorida Flywheelers Antique E ngine Club will have its 2 4th Annual Swap Meet t oday through Saturday at F lywheeler Park, 7000 Avon P ark Cut-Off Road. Hours a re 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A dmission to the show is $7. C hildren under 12 are admitt ed free. The show offers a funf illed day for the entire fami ly. There are parades, tract or pulls, a huge flea market, t ractor and engine exhibits, e ntertainment tent and feat uring our Old Village with m any live demonstrations of p ast life going on. Food t hroughout the park and a m ust is homemade ice c ream. For more information on o btaining golf carts to get a round, call (800) 385-1385. I nformation about the show i s (863) 285-9121.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill host a Ladies Auxiliary m eeting at 4 p.m. today, foll owing by a Men's Auxiliary m eeting at 6 p.m. and a post m eeting at 7 p.m. Bar bingo i s set for 1 p.m. Thursday. F or details and menu select ions, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will host music w ith Mike Claxton at 5:30 p .m. today. For details and m enu selection, call 6995 444. The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will have music with BobKat from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke set 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. The Women of the Moose will have its business, joint officer, general and house meetings on Thursday. For more information and menu selections, call 655-3920.Heartland Amputee Group meetsSEBRING The Heartland Amputee Group has reached out to people who live with amputations with its lecture series and support group meetings for many seasons. It is important to know that people who are experiencing this loss are not alone. The group's main purpose is to give support, encouragement and exchange information and news regarding living with an amputation. This information can be very helpful and educational. The next meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the office of H.A.L.L.O., 112 Medical Center Ave. The group meets in an informal manner to bring news to both the experienced and the new amputee, their family and friends and interested health care professionals. Meetings are every second Thursday of the month during season (October through March). For any other information about the group, or if you would like to be on the mailing list for notification of the meetings and guest speakers, please call 385-1196, email: halloinc@embarqmail.com or write to HALLO, P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872.Woman's Club serves spaghetti dinnerSEBRING The GFWC Woman's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive (across from Veteran's Beach), will serve its annual spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. Thursday for a donation of $8 each. Menu includes salad, entrŽe, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. Reservations at 385-7535 are helpful, but not required; take-out is available.African Violet Society meets ThursdaySEBRING The Heartland African Violet Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. All who are interested in African Violets are invited to attend. This is an organization to learn how to grow beautiful African Violets, which are one of America's favorite house plants. This month a video will be shown regarding African Violet problems and how to manage them. Meetings are held in the Founders Hall Activities Room at Highland Ridge, off Powerline Road on the second Thursday of each month. For more information call 385-5765 or e-mail Shirley.b@juno.com.Sebring Country Estates plans meetingSEBRING The Sebring Country Estates Civic Association Inc. will hold its first monthly business meeting of 2011 at 7 p.m. Thursday at the clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (behind Walmart). This is an important meeting as the election of new officers and trustees for 2011 will take place. The meeting is open to residents and guests of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivisions and is held every second Thursday of the month. New members are invited and welcome to come and share in the association's mission to preserve the neighborhood and to find ways of improving it. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. The annual $10 per person membership dues are payable at the meeting, at ladies cards every Thursday at 12:30 p.m., or at the carry-in dinner held every fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The clubhouse is also available for rentals to public for any upcoming special events. For more information on rentals, call 385-9109.Beginner Clogging class offeredAVON PARK Grand Prix Cloggers instructor Julie Johnson will conduct an eight-week Beginner Clogging class at Reflections on Silver Lake beginning Friday. Classes will be held from 9-10 a.m. every Friday. The fee is $24 for the eight-week class. Call 386-0434 for more information.Driver Safety course offeredLAKE PLACID AARP Driver Safety Program Course will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Complete class in only one day. No driving and no tests. You should receive a discount on your car insurance for three years. The class will be held at the Holiday Inn Express, 608 S. Lakeview Road in Lake Placid. To register, call Chuck Fortunato at 6996060. Project Graduation gathers itemsSEBRING The parents of Sebring Project Graduation will host a rummage sale on Jan. 29 at the Sebring High School parking lot. To help support Project Graduation by way of donation, the parents are accepting household items in good working condition, sports equipment, clean clothing in good condition, books, etc. To arrange a drop off or pick up of large items, call Mitz i Baker at 235-0546 or Judy Bryan at 381-4660. The Sebring Project Graduation Committee help s support the Class of 2011 b y providing a place for senior s to go on graduation night that is alcohol and drug fre e. It is a night to be proud, to celebrate past achievements with friends and classmates as well as look forward to the future.Historical Society plans annual banquetAVON PARK Tickets ar e now on sale for the annual banquet of the Historical Society of Avon Park. It will take place Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Hotel Jacaranda, with a social hour at 6:30 p.m. and dinner, featuring prime rib an d stuffed chicken breast, at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 and tickets are available from the hotel, the Depot Museum and the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. The program is a change o f pace from past banquets. Called "An Evening of Memories," it will consist of members of the audience telling their stories of Avon Park. Also on the agenda is the election of board members fo r a three-year term. Election o f officers for 2011 takes place at the board meeting on Feb. 21 "APeople's History" will be on sale at the banquet, along with other items from the Depot Museum's gift sho p. For more information, call Donna Faucett, banquet chai rperson, at 453-3284. W. Gary Young, 62, of Port Charlotte, formerly of Sebring, Florida, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2011. He was born April 6, 1948 in Sebring to Dorothy M. and William (Bill) Young. Gary graduated from Sebring High School and worked as a State Licensed Building Contractor since 1971. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sebring. Gary will be greatly missed by his wife, his best friend, Lynda Luke Young, formerly of Sebring and Moultrie, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father. Gary is survived by his mother and mother and father-in-law, Larry and Anna Stephenson of Meigs, Georgia; sister, Pat Barden of Titusville, Florida; brother, Col. (R) Lance (Lenna) Young of Seneca, South Carolina; daughters, Megan Valence of Casselberry, Florida and Audrey OBerry of Pennington, Texas; and grandchildren, Amanda, Ashley, Amy, Kierston, Tyler, Laci and Kendall. A Graveside Service will take place Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Cemetery, Sebring with Rev. Winfred White officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to: STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.comW. GARY YOUNG Moskowitz OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS


Additionally, Rowan explained that the department had a 28.1 percent closure rate by arrests, which is above the 21-23 percent national average. In 2009, there were 566 indexed crimes, but based on a six-month period in 2010, there were just 209 crimes. Robberies were down, as were burglaries, larceny and vehicle thefts. "There is a 13 percent decrease in crime from 2009 through June of 2010," Rowan said. The closure rate based on arrests is up considerably, Rowan explained, and that is because of the efforts and morale of his department. "These are phenomenal numbers that reflect the effectiveness of the current department," Rowan said. "In 2009 there were just 204 total arrests, in the six-month period from January until June 2010, there have been 330 arrests. That means we are following through with solving crimes," Rowan said. Cloud told council that overall, the fire department responded to 1,382 calls for service in 2010, and the busiest times were around 5 p.m. on a daily basis. Fires accounted for just 47 of the calls over last year, and rescue/EMS calls accounted for 1,041 of the calls. According to Cloud's presentation, more than 85.5 percent of the calls received were responded to within six minutes. "Everyone of the calls over seven minutes were investigated," Cloud said. "We had a few, but every one w as looked into closely. Afe w were inter-local assist cal ls, where they were in the cou nty," Cloud said. In addition to the call-ou ts, Cloud told council that t he department was striving to get out into the communi ty more by making an effort f or public education and atten ding special details. 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John Junior Fedd, 48, of Sebring, was charged with withholding support, non-support of children or spouse, two counts. Steven Lee Hill, 24, of Lorida, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; and domestic violence or cruelty toward child, act that could result in physical or mental injury. Donald Wade Jones, 26, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; and larceny or petit theft, first degree. James Alton Moat, 43, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of unoccupied structure, no weapon; and retail theft. Joel Wayne Ralston, 31, of Avon Park, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, second offense. David Leonard Schaffner, 30, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Adrian Allen Tomblin, 36, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, Jan. 7: Undra Curtnell Greene, 26, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Christina Consuela King, 47, of Avon Park, was charged with loitering or prowling, two counts; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Marlo Jean Neff, 36, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, second offense. Jacob Lewis Patrick, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Matthew Craig Roberts, 30, of Sebring, was charged with issuing or obtaining property with worthless check, two counts; and withholding support, non-support of children or spouse. Inez Ramirez Sanchez, 41, of Miami, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and damaging property; and DUI and seriously bodily injury to person. Canessa Delray Singletary, 27, of Babson Park, was charged with out-of-county warrant for uttering forged instrument; and out-of-county warrant for trafficking in stolen property. Kristi Leigh Walters, 51, of Sebring, was charged with issuing or obtaining property with worthless check. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER "Not as long as you talk l ike that," said Bastardi. Royce replied that the l ong-term goal was to make t he town of Lake Placid the c enter of the surrounding a rea, to be a gathering point, s o attractive parks and a w orking relationship with t he county was in the intere st of everyone. "We have to be realistic, w e can't just close the p arks," Royce said. "If we p ut our feet firmly in the s and, we will open a can of w orms. We're going forward a s best we can." "You're really saying y ou're rolling over," B astardi said. "I'm ashamed t o be a part of the council t hat allows this to happen." "You can't make changes o vernight," Worley said. At which point Miles L ambert, a private citizen, a ddressed Bastardi from the p odium. "You're riding this h orse to death," he said. It's for the betterment of t he community." With tension still in the air, discussion moved on to other matters. It was when council members began talking about the wisdom of bringing in two auditors one to do the year-end review, and another to look the town's books on a monthly, or at least quarterly, basis to keep a closer tab on town accounting and avoid problems that Bastardi walked out. "What's the point to audit, when you're giving money away?" he asked before leaving. Reached Tuesday morning, Bastardi said he was still "unhappy in the extreme. But the real point isn't what I think or feel, it's the injustice the council did to the people of Lake Placid by committing tax dollars for the use of others. It is an unfair burden." Royce, also reached by phone Tuesday, wouldn't describe the atmosphere Tuesday night as tense. "There was a disagreement about the timing of taking actions," he said. "Steve feels passionately that the county should be responsible (for recreation). And I agree funding has to be much more equitable, but having said that, all the municipalities have decided to be recreational providers and all of us are committed long term. "In today's political rhetoric, it's common to talk about running government as a business, but government isn't a business. It provides services to a wide range constituents. It's a different process." Royce acknowledged the political process can be time consuming and frustrating. "You can't fault Steve for being passionate," Royce said, "but, long term things will work out and we'll get it done." Royce added he thought the only equitable solution would be a non ad valorem residential unit assessment throughout the county dedicated to recreation. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Avon Park fire, police more effective on federal charges that he tried to assassinate Giffords and killed a federal judge. He is also accused of killing five others and wounding or injuring 13 others. Rooney said once Loughner went on trial, the full facts of his inner demons and actions would become clear. "I don't foresee any changes (in security measures) to be honest with you," he said, adding he would be warning local enforcement when he planned on meeting with larger groups of constituents in his district. "This isn't necessarily about my safety," Rooney said, "I certainly don't want my presence to put others in danger." Rooney was asked if he thought the current tenor of political debate in the country might have been a factor in the attack. "It's something I've been concerned about generally since taking office. We are respectful to each other in our private meetings," he said, referring to members of congress. But, when speaking publicly or on the record "all of a sudden you see Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It's become a part of politics." His concern and respect for Giffords was clear. "Gabby sits behind me in the Armed Servic es Committee," he said, "it 's ironic because she is the lea st partisan member not th at anyone deserves (to be attacked) but, it's why i t's so shocking it's her. She is a genuinely good person. "Tara (my wife) and I loo k forward to her return." Sheriff Susan Benton to ld the News-Sun her office h as not received specific instru ctions regarding securi ty changes from the FBI, b ut there had been a briefing. "We were told generally to use good sense and caution ," she said. "For everyone to be more aware and pay attentio n to the more disgruntled." Continued from page 1A Rooney says he doesn't want his presence to put others in danger Bastardi leaves council meeting Courtesy photo T he Sebring High School cheerleaders pose with NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka at the Under Armour All America game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg last Wednesday. T he Sebring cheerleaders were one of the few teams from around the state chosen to participate in the event, and cheered for the White team, which was coached by Ditka. SHScheerleaders featured at All-America game


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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 Attorney 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 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 AGAINST 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 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) 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 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 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 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 acopy 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 January31, 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 1050LegalsTOWNSHIP 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: 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 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 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, TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF MARIE G. PICKEL, DECEASED; CARL PICKEL; Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HERBY required to file your answer or written defenses, is any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law Offices of Daniel Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813)915-8660, fascimile (813)915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: Lot 31, HAMPTON WOODS SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 49, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. If you fail to file your answer or written defenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HIGHLANDS County this 3rd day of January, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to partcipate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. January 12, 19, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-001292 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, OF MARIE G. PICKEL, DECEASED; MARY J. CLARK; MATTHEW PICKEL; CARL PICKEL; IF LIVING INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASIGNEEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, A ND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); HAMPTON WOODS OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) A ND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION IN 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. 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 A ttorney 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 1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsCAREGIVERSNOW HIRINGFor caring, compassionate caregivers. 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By LAUREN WELBORN Special to the News-SunSEBRING As the air heate d up on Monday night, so did t he action on Firemen's Field a s the Lady Blue Streaks took o n Mulberry High School. It was a physical contest t hat saw both sides with c hances. On-goal shots from both s ides were frequent, but it w ould seem none could find t heir way past the keepers. AMulberry hand-ball p enalty would set up sophom ore Destiny McCartney with t he first solid scoring option. But the shot was just a litt le too high, ending the first h alf scoreless. As regulation began in the s econd half, the Streaks s eemed to come out stronger, w ith a scramble in the M ulberry box within the first t en minutes. But the pressure was evade d as the Lady Panthers mana ged to clear the ball. The same neck-and-neck a ction would occur for the r est of the half, leaving the f inal score a 0-0 tie. "We came out strong, but M ulberry came out a bit stronger," head coach Paul Brown said. "The effort shown by our defenders is what earned us the draw." Sebring travels to play cross-county rival Lake Placid on Thursday night to close out the regular season. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Like the wind-whipped leaves fluttering along the fairways, so too were the scores and lead changes being jostled about in Saturday's final round of the 56th Annual Harder Hall Women's Invitational. Any thoughts of records falling were belied by the warming air under sunny skies as heavy gusts dominated the day. And in the end, it was two clutch birdie putts on the 17th and 18th holes that clinched the title for Ashleigh Albrecht at 10-under par to Cheyenne Woods'9-under and defending champ Kyle Roig's 7-under. "I don't even know what to say, but it feels great," she said. "It was rough out there today but I was able to make some up and downs to stay in it and then get it at the end." Throughout the day, with the howling winds, scores were dropping, though the top three of the final group stayed pretty close to par. Abirdie here and bogie there and each of the trio of Albrecht, Cheyenne Woods and Kyle Roig took the lead at some point during the tumultuous round. Roig had chances late to get back on top, or move into a tie, but a short putt on 16 lipped out so much it rolled back toward her. "I don't even know what happened there," she said. "I was so mad and couldn't believe it didn't go down. I missed some easy putts today that really hurt me." The big drama came on 17 when Albrecht, down by one stroke, took advantage of a Woods miscue. Trying to carry the water on her approach to the treacherous par-5 17th, Woods fell a little short and found the pond. She chipped to 15 feet from the cup and may well have saved her day and her week when her putt dramatically went in. But Albrecht's massive drive set up her approach to just off the green. Anifty chip landed her within five feet of the cup and her birdie putt re-took the tie for the lead that her and Woods started the round with, albeit with both having lost a stroke in the process. Woods drive on the 18th strayed a little right but she got her approach onto t he green setting up a 25-foo t, downhill breaker for a poss ible birdie. Again Albrecht's drive w as straight and long, with h er ensuing approach landing h er an uphill five-footer. When Woods'read on h er double-breaker was just a b it off, leaving her four feet f or SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, January 12, 2011NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Cheyenne Woods winces as she realizes her read on the double-breaking, downhill, 25-foot putt was just off on the 18th hole Saturday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Ashleigh Albrecht gets a congratulatory hug from Victoria Tanco after her birdie putt on the 18th clinched the 56th Annual Harder Hall title Saturday. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The semip ro basketball team, the H eartland Prowl, is under n ew management and is movi ng forward with their first s eason. The Prowl is part of the A merican Basketball A ssociation, and has a 2-1 w inning season so far this y ear. Fans were disappointed a fter a sign was posted on the d oors to South Florida Community College gym doors stating that the Wednesday night game against the Makos, and all future games of the season, were canceled,. After the cancellation, four new owners stepped up to take on the financial challenge of making Highlands County's first semi-pro team, and are committed to finish out the season. "Everyone wants this to work; the players, the staff and the new owners all think this is the right thing to do," said Tonya Marshall, an owner and the communications officer for the team, on Monday. "We are still up and running. The Prowl has recently undergone some internal reconfigurations and now, under new management, they are ripped, ready, and raring to go!" Marshall additionally wrote in an e-mail press Heartland semi-pro team is back on the Prowl Albrecht wins in another Harder classic See HARDER, page 5B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E With Red Devil teammate Joy Ancrum cheering her on, Niesha Brown locks out this 95-pound clean and jerk in Monday's meet against visiting LaBelle. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK With the sectional qualifier coming up this weekend, the Lady Red Devils got a little tuneup Monday as the Cowgirls of LaBelle came for a visit. And though head coach Pakitta Wells-Felix wasn't overly pleased with the effort, citing a good week of practice the week before, there were some strong performances against a strong LaBelle squad. The Devils got wins from Khadeja Jamison in the 139 class, Mariam Olupitan at 110, Jasmine Hamilton at 169 and Tykeria Wiley in unlimited. Jamison put up matching 105s in the bench and clean and jerk for her 210 total while Olupitan cracked the 200-pound mark as well, getting 100 pounds put up in each lift. Hamilton fell just short of 200 at 195 while Wiley went over 300 with a 160 bench and 150 jerk. Neither of those marks were up to Wiley's potential, but the senior is in gearing up mode for a return to state, where she took 15th last year.. "I'm taking a weightlifting class for gym and that's helped a lot," she said. "I've done 225 in bench in class, so I know I can get it. "The top six finishers at state get medals," she continued. "But I really want that ring (for first place). Niesha Brown went past the 200-pound mark in taking second in the 154 class. She went 110 on the bench and, after some convincing that she could do it, successfully locked out 9 5 pounds on the clean an d jerk. Tynique Green took se cond in unlimited with a 22 0 total and Joy Ancrum too k third in the 129 class b y benching 75 and jerking 9 5 for a 170 total. Avon Park picked up o ne more tune-up as they'll he ad to Hardee Thursday. "They needed one mo re meet, and I thought w e could use a little more wo rk before Saturday," Felix sai d. Saturday would be t he Sectional Qualifier at t he Firemen's Field Fieldhou se as Sebring, Lake Placi d, LaBelle, DeSoto an d Hardee with join the Lad y Devils in an effort to take a step closer to the State com petition. Lady Devil lifters gearing up News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jennifer Cochran gets a head up on this Lady Panther as Sebring and Mulberry battled to a 0-0 tie Monday night. Streaks, Panthers duel to a draw See PROWL, page 5B


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. 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 the Cashier's Office in Building B. For more information, contact the SFCC Athletic Department at the following 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 .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. Youth Baseball Yard SaleSEBRING Amulti-family yard sa le will be held at Max Long Sports Compl ex on Saturday, Jan. 15 to benefit Tea m Sebring baseball. These 12-year olds are going to Cooperstown, NYin August 2011 to pa rticipate in the American Youth Baseba ll Invitational Tournament.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING Wings of Faith Worsh ip Center presents the First Annual Go lf Tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Country Club of Sebring. Check-in is from 7:30-8:15 a.m. with a Shotgun sta rt at 8:30 a.m. Platinum Sponsor $500 includes o ne team of four golfers, one tee sign and tw o green signs. Gold Sponsor $300 includes one tea m of four golfers, one green sign. Silver Sponsor $150 includes o ne green sign, one tee sign. Bronze Sponsor $100 includes o ne green sign. Individual player $60 includes gre en fees, cart and lunch ($70 after March 26 ). Team of Four Golfers $240 includ es green fees, cart and lunch ($280 aft er March 26). Make checks payable to: Wings of Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, F L 33871. Or register online at wingsoffaithchri stianworshipcenter.com Proceeds to be donated to scholarsh ip program for graduates attending Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center. For more information, call Jaso n Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhanke rson@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 8 Seattle 41, New Orleans 36 N.Y. Jets 17, Indianapolis 16 Sunday, Jan. 9 Baltimore 30, Kansas City 7 Green Bay 21, Philadelphia 16 DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 15 Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. Green Bay at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets 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 Boston289.757 New York2115.583612Philadelphia1522.40513 Toronto1324.35115 New Jersey1027.27018 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami309.769 Orlando2512.6764 Atlanta2514.6415 Charlotte1421.40014 Washington926.25719 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago2512.676 Indiana1420.412912Milwaukee1421.40010 Detroit1225.32413 Cleveland829.21617WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio316.838 Dallas2610.722412New Orleans2216.579912Memphis1721.4471412Houston1721.4471412Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City2513.658 Utah2513.658 Denver2016.5564 Portland2018.5265 Minnesota929.23716 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers2711.711 Phoenix1520.4291012Golden State1522.4051112L.A. Clippers1224.33314 Sacramento826.23517 ___ Sunday's Games Toronto 118, Sacramento 112 L.A. Clippers 105, Golden State 91 San Antonio 94, Minnesota 91 Phoenix 108, Cleveland 100 Miami 107, Portland 100, OT New Orleans 96, Denver 87 L.A. Lakers 109, New York 87 Monday's Games Charlotte 96, Memphis 82 Houston 108, Boston 102 Chicago 95, Detroit 82 Tuesday's Games Milwaukee at Atlanta, late Indiana at Philadelphia, late Sacramento at Washington, late San Antonio at Minnesota, late Phoenix at Denver, late New York at Portland, late Cleveland at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesday's Games Chicago at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Dallas at Indiana, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Orlando at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston, 8:30 p.m. New Jersey at Phoenix, 9 p.m. New York at Utah, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Miami at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia2610557137107 Pittsburgh2614456138105 N.Y. Rangers2515353126107 N.Y. Islanders132163294130 New Jersey112922478133 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston221275111793 Montreal231634910599 Buffalo1818541113119 Toronto1720438108123 Ottawa162063893126 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay2513555128137 Washington2412654123109 Atlanta2216751140140 Carolina2015646121123 Florida1820238109106WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit2711559149123 Nashville221365010697 Chicago2318349138124 St. Louis2015646110116 Columbus2019343107130 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver27866014199 Colorado2215650144138 Minnesota2116547107118 Calgary1820440112123 Edmonton1320733101138 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas2513555124116 Anaheim2318450117123 Phoenix2013949117120 Los Angeles2318147126108 San Jose2117547119118 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sunday's Games Carolina 4, Atlanta 3, OT New Jersey 6, Tampa Bay 3 Dallas 4, Minnesota 0 Chicago 5, N.Y. Islanders 0 Anaheim 1, San Jose 0 Monday's Games Boston 4, Pittsburgh 2 Phoenix 4, St. Louis 3 Colorado 5, Detroit 4 Toronto 3, Los Angeles 2 Tuesday's Games Ottawa at Boston, late Vancouver at N.Y. Islanders, late Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, late Calgary at Carolina, late Phoenix at Columbus, late Philadelphia at Buffalo, late Washington at Florida, late Minnesota at Nashville, late Edmonton at Dallas, late Toronto at San Jose, late Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Monday's Scores EAST Austin Peay 71, Tenn-Martin 61 Binghamton 57, Stony Brook 50 Campbell 80, Mercer 74 Delaware St. 62, S. Car. St. 60 ETSU 62, Stetson 42 Marshall 71, Savannah St. 57 Morgan St. 80, Hampton 70 N.C. Central 67, Md. East. Shore 61 SOUTH Alcorn St. 75, Grambling St. 73 AR-Pine Bluff 61, Ala. A&M 53 Belmont 81, Jacksonville 50 Bethune-Cookman 72, N.C. A&T 69 Coppin St. 84, Howard 53 Elon 80, UNC-Greensboro 65 Jackson St. 73, Southern 49 Lipscomb 80, North Florida 76 Miss. Valley St. 74, Alabama St. 70 Norfolk St. 86, Fla. A&M 65 MIDWEST Marquette 79, Notre Dame 57 Monday's Scores EAST Bridgeport 51, C.W. Post 45 Bryant 45, Long Island U. 44 Caldwell 76, Concordia, N.Y. 58 Cent. Conn St. 53, St. Francis, NY 33 DeSales 60, Muhlenberg 57, OT Fairleigh Dickinson 55, Quinnipiac 52 Iona 71, Niagara 56 Manhattan 58, St. Peter's 44 Marist 59, Loyola, Md. 43 Marywood 53, Cabrini 39 Monmouth, N.J. 55, Sacred Heart 37 Mount St. Mary, N.Y. 72, Sage 41 Ramapo 73, FDU-Florham 28 Rider 68, Canisius 58 Robert Morris 62, Wagner 56 Rutgers-Camden 66, CCNY 35 Rutgers-Newark 81, John Jay 58 Siena 54, Fairfield 46 St. Francis 75, Mount St. Mary's 62 William Smith 74, Hamilton 52 SOUTH Alcorn St. 71, Grambling St. 64 Campbell 68, Mercer 46 Charleston Southern at Coastal Carolina, ppd. Coppin St. 48, Howard 39 Davidson at Furman, ppd. ETSU 78, Stetson 74, OT Elizabeth City St. 69, Fayetteville St. 42 Elon 74, Chattanooga 61 Florida A&M 81, Norfolk St. 72 Florida Gulf Coast at S.C.-Upstate, ppd. Gardner-Webb at Winthrop, ppd. Georgia Southrn 73, Appalachian St. 65 Hampton 68, Morgan St. 37 Jacksonville 70, Belmont 60 Limestone at Lees-McRae, ppd. MVSU 71, Alabama St. 67 Md.-Eastern Shore 48, N.C. Central 47 N. C. A&T 69, Bethune-Cookman 50 N.C. State 80, Wake Forest 59 North Florida 57, Lipscomb 53 Radford 68, High Point 63, OT S. Carolina St. 47, Delaware St. 35 Southern U. 63, Jackson St. 61 UNC-Greensboro at Samford, ppd. Virginia St. at St. Augustine's, ppd. Wofford at W. Carolina, ppd. Xavier, NO 56, William Carey 41 MIDWEST IPFW 86, W. Illinois 74 North Dakota 90, W. Kentucky 72 Oakland, Mich. 73, IUPUI 50 Oral Roberts 84, N. Dakota St. 74 S. Dakota St. 89, Centenary 37 Wis.-Eau Claire 71, Wis.-Stout 50 SOUTHWEST Alabama A&M 63, Ark.-Pine Bluff 59 Concordia-Austin 66, Mary HardinBaylor 62 FAR WEST Fresno St. 84, Idaho 67 Great Falls 58, Walla Walla 37BASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOXAgreed to terms with LHP Hideki Okajima on a one-year contract. Named Mike Murov assistant for baseball operations, Tom Allison regional crosschecker for the Midwest, Jon Adkins area scout for the Ohio Valley, Chris Pritchett area scout for Canada, Andy Fox minor league infield coordinator, Chili Davis hitting coach for Pawtucket (IL), Rich Gedman hitting coach for Lowell (NYP), Nate Field, John Lombardo and Hal Morris pro scouts, Victor Rodriguez scout for the Dominican Republic, Basilio Alvarado Dominican Summer League catching coach, and Oscar Lira Dominican Summer League assistant pitching coach. CHICAGO WHITE SOXAgreed to terms with LHP Will Ohman on a two-year contract. DETROIT TIGERSNamed Bill Brown advisor for team travel and Tyson Steele director of team travel. NEW YORK YANKEESNamed Luis Sojo manager, Jeff Ware pitching coach, Justin Turner hitting coach and Mario Garza coach for Tampa (FSL). SEATTLE MARINERSAgreed to terms with INF Adam Kennedy on a minor league contract. National League CHICAGO CUBSClaimed C Max Ramirez off waivers from Boston. CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with SS Edgar Renteria and OF Fred Lewis on one-year contracts. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESTraded LHP Sergio Escalona to Houston for 2B Albert Cartwright. SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with INF Jason Bartlett on a two-year contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKSSigned F Sasha Pavlovic to a 10-day contract.FOOTBALLNational Football League CHICAGO BEARSSigned WR Onrea Jones and DT Tank Tyler to reserve/future contracts. CLEVELAND BROWNSSigned QB Jarrett Brown, DL Scott Paxson and DB Ramzee Robinson.HOCKEYNational Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETSRecalled G David LeNeveu from Springfield (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGSRecalled G Joey MacDonald from Grand Rapids (AHL). Reassigned G Thomas McCollum from Toledo (ECHL) to Grand Rapids. MINNESOTA WILDReassigned D Jared Spurgeon to Houston (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERSTraded D Michal Rozsival to Phoenix for F Wojtek Wolski. PHOENIX COYOTESTraded F Wojtek Wolski to the N.Y. Rangers for D Michal Rozsival. WASHINGTON CAPITALSRecalled RW Brian Willsie from Hershey (AHL). LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: Girls Soccer at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Fort Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Fort Meade, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at DeSoto,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at DeSoto,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at LaBelle,3:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Sectional Qualifier,Sebring,10:15 a.m. Sebring THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Lake Wales, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling vs.Okechobee,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Liberty,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Palmetto Invitational,10 a.m.; Girls Weightlifting hosts Sectional Qualifier,10:15 a.m. Walker TODAY: Boys Basketball at Moore Haven,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Moore Haven, 6 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Vanguard,6/9 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Vanguard, 7:30 p.m. Heartland Christian TUESDAY,Jan.18: Boys Basketball vs.Victory Prep,6:30 p.m. THURSDAY,Jan.20: Boys Basketball at Moore Haven,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY,Jan.21: Boys Basketball at Pine Castle Christian,7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Jan.24: Boys Basketball vs.City of Life,5/6:30 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at Bartow,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Hardee,7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Hardee,6 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at DeSoto,5:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at McKeel,4 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Kathleen,10 a.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Sectional Qualifier, Sebring,10:15 a.m. S S O O C C C C E E R R T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Major League Soccer Draft . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 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 W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Pittsburgh at Georgetown . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Louisville at Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Duke at Florida State . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Kansas at Iowa State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . Nevada at Idaho . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 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 . Purdue at Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Providence at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Virginia Tech at North Carolina . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Mississippi State at Mississippi . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . Loyola Marymount at Portland . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, 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 7 7 p p . m m . PGA Sony Open in Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . 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 8 8 p p . m m . LSU at Mississippi State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . Miami at L.A. Clippers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Orlando at Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Miami at Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T / / S S U U N N LIVESPORTSONTV NFL Playoffs NBA NHL M. College Basketball W. College Basketball Transactions Page 2BNews-Sun Wednesday, January 12, 2011www.newssun.co m


www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 12, 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 There isnt much bene“t to the seat time,Ž but as usual, a number of NASCAR drivers are competing in the Jan. 29-30 Rolex 24 at Daytona. Among them is “ve-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. Almost every year Michael Waltrip Racing has fallen short of preseason expectations. Perhaps its time for those expectations to be tempered a bit. NASCAR tinkered with the Budweiser Shootout format again. After all, how could the race be run without Kevin Conway in the “eld? David Reutimann and AJ Allmendinger are the most prominent drivers left out in the Shootout shuf” e. On the heels of an ill-fated performance in the Dakar Rally, Robby Gordon has now decided to compete for the SCORE off-road championship. Hes going to know exactly how far it is from the desert to a NASCAR victory lane. The question regarding Hendrick Motorsports offseason changes isnt whether they will work as much as it is how much they will work. Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. all need a boost. Richard Childress Racing had a big year in 2008, a rotten year in 2009 and another big year in 2010. In 2009, RCR attempted unsuccessfully to expand from three to four teams. That is again the case this year. Perhaps lessons have been learned, or perhaps not. The same people who, “ve years ago, were proclaiming that brand loyalty was obsolete are now saying its great to bring back brand loyalty. A prediction: The effect of new pavement at Daytona isnt going to be anywhere near as signi“cant as offseason propagandists claim. The racing will be “ne, but its not going to change markedly. Whos hot: New crew chiefs have resulted in optimism for the Hendrick Motorsports teams of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin. Of the three, only Gordon made the 2010 Chase. Whos not: Tony Stewart enters 2011 trying to rebuild momentum after a disappointing 2010 Chase. ... Kurt Busch, who “ nished 11th, is in a similar predicament. GordonA few late-breaking items for the fansA new team, Leavine Fenton Racing, has been formed to compete in the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck series. Owned by Texans Bob Leavine and Lance Fenton, the team will run Fords with driver David Starr paired with crew chief Wally Rogers. The Cup plans include two races each at Charlotte and Texas, as well as Kentucky and Chicagoland.NASCAR drivers AJ Allmendinger and Michael McDowell will be teamed with IndyCars Justin Wilson in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. It is one of three Daytona Prototype entries by Michael Shank Racing. The 49th running of the twice-around-theclock race is Jan. 29-30.J.C. France will also compete in the Rolex 24. The 45-year-old grandson of NASCAR founder William H.G. France has been out of action for more than a year after facing charges of drug possession and street racing in 2009. Charges were eventually dismissed in the case after Frances arrest by the Daytona Beach, Fla., police department.Danica Patrick, asked about any Sprint Cup plans, said there would be no point in competing at the Cup level unless she makes a further commitment to NASCAR. She said she was a long wayŽ from deciding whether or not NASCAR was what she wanted to do.Ž Patrick was in Mobile, Ala., for the GoDaddy. com Bowl.Justin Lofton has joined Germain Racing and will be reigning champion Todd Bodines teammate in the Camping World Truck Series. Lofton, 24, won the ARCA championship in 2009 and finished 12th as a rookie in the Truck Series last year.Veteran crew chief Jimmy Elledge now heads Justin Allgaiers Nationwide Series effort at Turner Motorsports. Elledges lone Cup victory as a crew chief was with the late Bobby Hamilton at Talladega Superspeedway in 2001. Elledge worked with Brian Vickers, Reed Sorenson and Kasey Kahne, among others, at Team Red Bull last year. V E R S U SBusch hasnt forgotten that he was eased out at Hendrick Motorsports to make room for Earnhardt. He revels in how much better he has done at Joe Gibbs Racing. Earnhardt has taken the high road throughout but would undoubtedly like to even the score. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: What would make this a significant rivalry would be a return to form by Junior.ŽKYLE BUSCH VS. DALE EARNHARDT JR. Kyle Busch Earnhardt Jr. By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekOnce upon a time, the Budweiser Shootout had a niche. It matched, with a few exceptions, the pole winners from the previous season. Since Budweiser still sponsors the race but doesnt sponsor the Sprint Cup Series pole award anymore, the Shootout cant be affiliated with fast qualifiers anymore. Such is the way NASCAR works. So the Shootout no longer has a niche. Its rules of inclusion change constantly. The latest wrinkle involves the inclusion of former rookies of the year, who can no longer be referred to as Raybestos Rookies of the Year because Raybestos no longer sponsors that award. OK, get pencil and paper ready. This years Budweiser Shootout will include:The drivers who made the 2010 Chase Past champions Past Shootout winners Past Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400 winnersRookie of the Year 2001-10 It might be simpler for NASCAR to define the field as whom we want.Ž As it now stands, eligible drivers are: Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton, John Andretti, Geoffrey Bodine, Kevin Conway, Derrike Cope, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bill Elliott, Kasey Kahne, Bobby Labonte, Terry Labonte, Joey Logano, Sterling Marlin, Mark Martin, Jamie McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Newman, Ken Schrader and Regan Smith. Who falls most notably through the cracks? Probably David Reutimann, who won a race last year. Bayne of Bills existence „ Trevor Bayne will pilot the Wood Brothers No. 21 Ford in the seasons first five races, including the Daytona 500. The historic team is attempting to secure sponsorship for a 17-race schedule, while Bayne, who turns 20 on Feb. 19, competes in the Nationwide Series for Roush Fenway Racing. Though Bill Elliott remains a part of the Wood Brothers plan, its unclear how much time, if any, he will share with Bayne. It apparently depends on sponsorship and how well Bayne fares in Cup races. Still out there somewhere „ Robby Gordon suffered a crushing setback in the Dakar Rally, retiring in the fourth stage when his team couldnt repair a wheel bearing in the time allotted. Undaunted, Gordon is competing in the SCORE Laughlin (Nev.) Desert Challenge this weekend and has decided to make a run for that series championship. Budweiser Shootout keeps bumping along By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekThe Daytona 500 is NASCARs most prestigious race, and quite often, one of its more exciting. Its also the first race of the season, which sets it apart from most other sports. The numbers suggest that the Daytona 500 is a poor predictor of what will follow. Jamie McMurray pulled off a memorable upset a year ago but did not manage to follow up by contending for the Sprint Cup championship or even making the Chase. Jimmie Johnson has won five straight championships but only began the first by winning the 500. Before Johnson, no Cup champion had won the Daytona 500 in that year since Jeff Gordon in 1997. In the 2010 Daytona 500, only five of the top 10 finishers wound up making the Chase. The eventual champion, Johnson, placed 35th. The eventual runner-up, Denny Hamlin, was 17th. Why does NASCAR hold its most important race first? It focuses attention on the season right off the bat and gives NASCAR a boost in interest as football is ending, basketball and hockey are at their height and baseball is starting to rustle. It raises expectations, however premature. A year ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second in the 500. All the teams are at the height of their resources. No one is running on empty when the season begins. Many teams that might not be competitive later desperately attempt to do well as a means of securing sponsorship. McMurray didnt make the Chase, but he did manage to win three races, including the two richest. His earnings from the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 (Indianapolis) alone totaled almost $2 million. A year ago, McMurray surprised the sporting nation. Earnhardt Jr. served notice to his legion of fans that perhaps his fortunes were getting better. McMurray failed to blossom into a title contender, and Earnhardt languished for most of the rest of the year. It was, however, fun while it lasted.Daytona 500 Stands AloneSprint Cup seasons premier race also its most importantPhotos by John Clark/ NASCAR This WeekTOP: Fans wait and watch for the start of the 2010 Daytona 500. AT LEFT: Cars run through Turn 4 on last years track. After potholes appeared, speedway officials worked in the offseason to repave the track. Short Careers In Spotlight; Nashville Slashing PricesThis week the NASCAR Hall of Fame (in Charlotte, N.C.) is running an exhibition, Short Careers, Lasting Legacy,Ž recognizing figures such as Tim Richmond, Alan Kulwicki, Davey Allison, Bondy Long, Carl Kiekhaefer, Adam Petty and the Myers brothers, Billy and Bobby. Nashville Superspeedway (Lebanon, Tenn.) has reduced ticket prices for its Nationwide Series races on April 23 and June 23, as well as its Camping World Truck Series events on April 22 and June 22. Nationwide tickets start at $30 each, while the lowest-priced Truck Series tickets are $25 apiece. Junior ticketsŽ are now for fans 14 years old and under, and they are now just $10 each when purchased in advance. For more information, call 1-866-RACE-TIX or visit NashvilleSuperspeedway.com. 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 ......................... 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She has been with Lampe & Kiefer 5 years. lampekieferhearing.com HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE Championship Division R1R2R3R4 Total Ashleigh Albrecht63746972278 Cheyenne Woods67697073279 Kyle Roig67736873281 Flight One Ashlan Ramsey73797576303 Karlin Beck73807576304 Ashley McKenney76757876305 Flight Two Jacqueline Calamaro78827375308 Haley Stephens78817575309 Meredith Swanson82787481315 Flight Three Marina Karamanis81858078324 Erin Fitzpatrick82848779332 Flore Laffaille84828582333 Maggie Weder82858581333 Flight Four Harriet Beasley85888483340 Jean Mowry85858486340 Latanna Stone84868486340 Ben Roman Division Marge Burns Flight Paige Moffat82757376306 Denise Callahan82818281327 Kendall Griffin85798183328 Tish Preuss Flight Peggy S. Hall83908083336 Jan DeMarco85948281342 Mary Rhodes89878484344 Lancy Smith Flight helen Ferneyhough94939283362 Nancy Newberry91939092366 Joann Ryan93909688367 p ar, the door was again open a nd Albrecht walked right t hrough as her birdie putt was t rue for the clincher. "I just was not hitting the b all well today at all," Woods s aid. "I made some big shots t o save myself a few times, but I feel like we just had to surv ive out there. None of us w ere playing our best. But I w as proud of myself toward t he end and overall I'm playi ng well. It gives me confid ence going into my season. T here are a lot of great players o ut here and it's nice to know I can compete with them." "My only solid hitting day w as the first day," Albrecht s aid of her record-setting r ound of 63. "It's kind of h ard to follow that up, but I r elied on my up and down. It f eels especially good because i t's my first (tournament) win s ince high school and really, t his whole week was just a lot o f fun." Locals made some noise at t he four-day event as Avon P ark's Paige Moffat won the M arge Burns flight of the B en Roman Division, and 11y ear old Kendall Griffin took t hird in the flight. Moffat, a Red Devil senior, t otaled a very respectable 3 06 for the four days, staying i n the 70s in all but one r ound. Griffin was 22 shots b ehind Moffat but just one s hot out of second. "I was struggling with e quipment going into the w eek but I kept a good attit ude," Griffin said. "Paige had a n awesome week and even if I played my best golf, I w ouldn't have been able to go l ow enough to outscore her." And though the young phen om didn't quite play to her o wn expectations, her second f oray into the big event was a m emorable one. "(LPGAPro) Jessica K orda called me twice during t he week to give me tips and c heer me up, I got excited w hen I saw her number on m y phone," she said. "(2010 H arder Hall champ and L PGAPro) Alexis Thompson m essaged me on Facebook to c heck on me too. "I got to meet Cheyenne W oods, Ashleigh Albrecht a nd got to be better friends w ith Kyle Roig, Cydney C lanton and the girls from E urope that I met last year. It j ust doesn't get any better t han that." Continued from 1B 56th Annual Harder Hall Women's Invitational Harder Invite offers up more memories release. Former head coach Frank Hilton has taken over the reigns of the organization as the CEO, according to Marshall, and other coowners include Lavon Stukes, Haywood Fox and Marshall. "We felt that we could not lose the first season, and the four of us felt that this was a good idea that needed to go forward," Marshall said. Marshall would not comment on the exact reasons for the changes, but did state that financing was secured to handle the rental of the SFCC gym, and that the canceled game on Jan. 5 would be rescheduled. "We are back in practice tonight, and everyone really wants this to work out," Marshall said. "We are meeting with the dance rs this week and we ha ve trimmed down our staff a bit, but we think we c an move forward now." Marshall added that t he idea is to have a fun, fam ily atmosphere, and encou rages everyone to bring t he family along to watch t he winning Prowl in action. "This is a fun, fami ly night event that is affor dable," Marshall said. The Prowl continues its schedule Friday when it takes on the Kings in Orlando. The team hosts t he Savannah Storm o n Saturday at 7 p.m. at SFC C. Tickets are $8 for adu lts and $5 for children 12-an dunder. Tickets are available at the door, which opens at 6 p.m. Continued from 1B Prowl season saved News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Paige Moffat enjoyed a fine week, winning the Marge Burns Flight of the Ben Roman Division in the 56th Annual Harder Hall Women's Invitational with a four-round score of 306 to w in by 21 strokes. Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN


SEBRING We at Town a nd Country MHPwish a h appy, prosperous and healthy 2 011 to everyone. The C hristmas season was enjoya ble even with some of the m ost frigid temperatures F lorida has experienced. Christmas Eve was delightf ul for many who attended the p arty at the clubhouse. I'm t old 50 were present and e veryone had a great time. C huck and I intended to stop b ut both were in intermediate s tages of the cold virus so m any have experienced and w e felt it sensible not to furt her contaminate the whole p ark with our germs. Several d id attend the many church s ervices throughout the area. T he illuminaries on our lawns w ere so tastefully spaced that t he park looked just beautiful o n Christmas Eve. Walking up a nd down the streets made y ou reflect on what a starry n ight in Bethlehem might h ave been like. Very impress ive. Thanks to so many folks w ho helped with both proje cts. Both were under the d irection of Wendy Johnson, E vents Chairperson. Election of new officers w as held Monday, Jan. 3 at t he first Homeowners' A ssociation meeting of 2011. C ongratulations to incoming P resident Hal Johnson and n ew Trustee Ray Young. D aphne Rigel ran unopposed f or Secretary. Accolades to all o ur Board members for agreei ng to serve and represent our r esidents. Other members are B ill Wyse, V-P; Bette Chapel, T reasurer; and Ruth Lee, T rustee. Thank you to retiring P resident Toby Chapel who h as worked tirelessly for this p ark over four years and a ssisted residents in many situ ations. Also, thanks to C laudette Boisvert for being a f aithful trustee for a two-year t erm, deciding not to seek ree lection. Sincere appreciation t o all the participants who a greed to run for the Board o penings. As President Hal J ohnson stated, "when you b ecome an officer your alleg iance is to all of the people i n this park." We all thank and t rust the officers to serve us w ell. Anew resident and member o f the Homeowners' A ssociation, Bud Kohler, was i ntroduced. Bud is brother to J an (and Doug) Shirra, previo us park owners. Jan is d elighted having him here in S ebring and we trust Bud will e njoy his new home and our f riendly park atmosphere. A lso, new residents this week a re Ron and Dallas Ross comi ng to us from Medford, Ore. T hey also have park affiliat ion being daughter and soni n-law of Norm and Pat H uxman. They have purc hased the former Ackerman p roperty on Springtime Drive. W elcome to both families. Wendy Johnson, event c hairperson, updated us on J anuary activities and reporte d that Tuesday luncheons are e xperiencing great attend ance. French fries have been a dded to the menu with favora ble approval. Saturday, Jan. 8 the "New York Boys" s erved pancakes, sausage, bisc uits and sausage gravy, beve rage for breakfast. Faithful traveling sales l ady, Michelle Johns is back f rom Indiana and selling breakfast tickets. On Wednesday, Jan. 12, a potluck Italian dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Everybody loves Italian food, so bring your favorite dish. The first 60 people get seats so sign up quickly. Men's breakfast out will be at the Blue Crab, leaving the clubhouse at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19. Ladies luncheon out is the same day at the Tearoom, 11:30 a.m. Bible Study commenced Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. at the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome. All other weekly activities continue as normally scheduled. Lastly, the biggest event is our annual garage sale on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several have signed up so it should be a good sale. There will also be a bake sale at the clubhouse, so please every home contribute toward this. Parking is along Cooper Road with golf carts available to assist those needing help. Half the fun is walking around the park so wear your comfortable shoes; we aren't a big park. You'll have opportunity to visit the model homes and resale units available. The 2011 model, complete with shrubs, drive etc. is very attractive. Wendy needs lots of help so let's make this a big day and graciously welcome our visitors and patrons. Tom Rigel reported Deputy Sheriff Nell Hayes of the Neighborhood Watch program will be at the February Homeowners'meeting. Nell is a wealth of information so plan to come and listen. Tom stated block captains are in place and it is a matter of contacting newcomers and everyone being aware and alert. Thank you to Daphne Rigel and the ladies assisting in giving the kitchen a cleaning. We all know this is a necessary evil so our sincere thanks to all. V-PBill Wyse encouraged everyone to become members of the FMO (Federation of Manufactured Homeowners of Florida). This organization is our defense in preventing legislators taking away our rights and privileges. Nancy Stewart Black is our FMO Legislative Counsel and our representative. She states, "My goal is to protect and preserve the lifestyle you enjoy in mobile home parks and manufactured home communities." Our local district is still seeking a qualified person to serve as President of District 16. Kathy Healy at the Silver Oaks Park is the contact person. There have been some ill folks over the past few weeks. Hal Johnson has recovered well from carotid artery surgery on Dec. 15. Bill LaPeer had gall bladder surgery on Dec. 15 but has had recurring problems necessitating repeat hospital stays. Bill did come home Monday, Jan. 3, and we hope he is on the mend now. His neighbors, Nancy, Tom, Betty and probably others have been of great assistance and Bill is most appreciative. Ed Probst had a couple overnight hospital stays which prevented him from joining Betty for their 10-day Caribbean cruise. Thankfully, they have a Saratoga relative able to accompany Betty. Sorry, Ed, but thankful the meds are doing the job now. Several in the park have been affected with the cold and flulike symptoms but trust most are on the mend now. I would like to congratulate a lady named Vivian who resides in Francis I MHPon her 90th birthday on Dec. 26. She happens to be mom to Nancy Dubuque and Crystal Trombley of Town and Country. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were here from northern New York for the open house celebration at Francis I clubhouse. If you have chatted with Nancy or Crystal you will hear what a tough lady she is. She has survived serious health issues; loves to shop; is known as the "soup lady" at her park and even shares with friends like Bill LaPeer here; she still lives in her own mobile home and sounds like a wonderful lady we'd all enjoy knowing. Believe daughter Nancy takes after her: She was entertaining family; babysitting twoyear old grandson; preparing Christmas dinner and her Mom's birthday party, all the while fighting this flu/cold situation. Amazing what we ladies can accomplish! Alan Grosman reminded us the Highlands Little Theater will be presenting "Harvey" commencing Jan. 14. Linda, his lovely wife, has a part in this presentation. The plays are excellent so consider attending. I know I will. January birthdays include: Shirley Lowe, Helen and George Dambrowitz, Julia Henneberry, Bill Mattson, Larry Garbert, Tom Bogaczyk, Claudia McManus, and Jerry Shipley. We hope their day and year are blessed. The American Red Cross Garage Sale is set for Saturday, Feb. 12. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Any questions, contact the office at 386-4440. LAKEPLACID Monday Jan. 3, we gathered for our Monday morning coffee our hosts were Nella and Jim TenBroeke along with Rod Wild. Our emcee was Donna VandenBergh, who thanked Peggy Sue Teague for filling in for her. She then introduced our Manager for the Park, George Susco. He told everyone that the pools are now open for as long as it stays warm. He then asked if we were still planning a Super Bowl Party and was glad to hear that they are. He asked if we had any questions. Peggy Sue asked if they could have a light installed in the hallway because it is very dark if you want to go to the screen room and get a soft drink. He will check into seeing if one can be installed. He then turned the microphone back to Donna who asked if we had any new residents. Jim and Mary Ann Manly from New York state; Jim and Sharon Boor from Shelby, Ohio; Shirley and Ray York from Illinois; Tim and Dana Herms from Portland, Ore., who is here visiting his mom Eunice Brown also Lou McPummel from Indiana. Next, Donna read the names of persons celebrating their birthday Jan. 3-9. We all sang "Happy Birthday" to Jim Hogan, Carol Tompkins, and Ray York. Next, Donna read the anniversaries Frank and Doris Dornbach and Ray and Shirley York. She thanked Donna Frye and Marilyn Cromer for playing a duet on the piano. Donna then asked our Sunshine Lady, Carol Noel, for a report. She told everyone that Ralph Holmes passed away and Margaret Burns, who lived in the park for years and had been residing in an assisted living facility in Lake Placid, passed away. She was 97 years old and was the sister of Mary Grote, who resides in our park with her husband, Robert. Next, Carol Noel told everyone that the Military Soup and Sandwich will be a Bean Soup or Chicken Noodle and a ham salad sandwich on Sunday, Jan. 16, beginning at 5 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. We also want you to know that the Pancake Committee along with the Military Committee donated a check for $500 for a Christmas dinner for the disabled and homeless veterans in Highlands County. Our Ladies Day Out will be at the Olive Garden on Jan. 18 beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Mustangs will be going out to lunch on Jan. 18, but where they will be going has not been determined yet. Brenda Knoche will be selling tickets for Crazy Cards they will go on sale the middle of January. The card game will be Feb. 12 beginning at 7 p.m. It's lots of fun and we have great prizes. Fred White discussed the Computer Club which costs $10 to join. The lessons will be on things you always wan ted to know but never ne w how to achieve the goal, su ch as sending pictures, payin g bills on line, etc. The fir st meeting will be Jan. 13 fro m 10 a.m. until noon. Judy Muise will be teac hing art lessons right after t he Ladies Coffee on Tueday. T he Book Club will get togeth er every Thursday beginnin g Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. The R ed Hatters will be going to Hammock Park for an outin g beginning at 10 a.m. and th en have lunch at the Cadd y Shack Restaurant. Arle ne Dammer reported that this is the last week for the pictu re directory. Monday evening we h ad over 128 residents attend t he Homeowners meeting. Man y came early to enjoy the i ce cream social first. The vot es were tallied and our ne w Board members are Ji m Becker and Fred White. Joh n thanked all the candidat es who so willingly accepted to serve. Tuesday, Jan. 4, we had o ur Ladies Coffee. Bonnie All en made the coffee. We had 3 0 ladies attend the meetin g. Alice Fazio agreed to host t he January committee. Pa ul Bannister told the wom en who are interested in the Boo k Readers group that they w ill meet Jan. 13 to select t he book to be discussed. She al so discussed the new calendar.Woodhaven Estates Bridge ScoresSEBRING Here are t he Bridge scores for Woodhav en Estates this week: Party Bridge: First plac e, Dee Hayes; second plac e, Margaret Alliston; and thi rd place, Jeanne Sisson. Duplicate Bridge: Fir st place, Bill Tedford an d Shirley Breckenridge; secon d place, Laurie Laberge an d Jeanne Sisson; third plac e, Dee Hayes and Pauli ne Biggerstaff. Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, January 12, 2011www.newssun.com ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989 Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES STARTS TOMORROW 655-6252 FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Town and Country Mobile Home Park B y Janet Day Tropical Harbor Estates By Barbara Kelleher Courtesy photo Tanglewood's Rockers' survived the week of rocking in the new year at Alan Jay Kia, finishing in a four way tie for first place with Ridge Area Arc, Church of the Nazarene and Relay for Life, Avon Park. Each team was awarded$750 to apply to their charity. The Tanglewood Residents' Cancer Benefit will receive the money from the Tanglewood team, chaired' by Fran Williams (second from right) with co-rockers Mitzi Case, Kristie Plank (left) and Neil Simpson. Tanglewood's Rockers


www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 12, 2011Page 7B T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon any c hanges in this listing by calling 3 85-6155, ext. 516; send any c hanges by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870.WEDNESDAY Adult Children of A lcoholics and Dysfunctional F amilies. New Life Group m eets Wednesdays at 11:30 a .m. at Grace Bible Church, 4 453 Thunderbird Road, S ebring. For details, call 4460 461. For details on the organiz ation, go to www.adultchild ren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live music i s from 5-8 p.m. For details, 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. AmVets Ladies Auxiliary P ost 21 meets at 11 a.m. the s econd Wednesday at Blue C rab Restaurant, Sebring. All m embers welcome. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, on corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street, Avon P ark. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun 'N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the second Wednesday o f the month from 10:30 a.m. to n oon at Daybreak Office,1346 U S 27 North, Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3 85-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. For details, call Sandra Y ates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. For details, call 3 81-9005 or 381-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. the s econd and fourth Wednesday a t the club, 12921 U.S. 98, S ebring. For details call 6554 007. Heartland Herpetological S ociety meets 7 p.m., second W ednesday, Room 315, C racker Trail Elementary S chool, Sebring. Call 385-6826 o r 465-2228 for details.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 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. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands County Traffic Safety Committee meets 10 a.m., conference room 3, Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring, second Wednesday. 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 8:3010:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. For details, call 3822208. 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. Steak night on the second Wednesday of each month. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Garden Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday (from September through May) for socialization and at 1 p.m. for dessert and beverage, followed by a meeting and gardening program at the Lake Placid Woman's Club, 10 N. Main Ave. For details, call 465-6106. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday at the lodge for a chapter night and enrollment. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.Lodge phone number 4520579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. For details, call 655-4505. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 1-3 p.m. second Wednesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Heron's Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 Aerie members meet at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. 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. Smokefree environment. For details, 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 4:307:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3827716 or 314-9485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. For details, call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Men's Auxiliary membership meeting is at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. 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 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Founders Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held at members' homes. Phone 452-1927. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. For details, 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. For details, call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Disabled American Veterans Ridge Chapter 49 meets 7 p.m., American Legion Building, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring, second Thursday. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last year's dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland African Violet Society meets at 2:30 p.m. every second Thursday at Marina Cove at Highlands Ridge South off Powerline Road in the multipurpose room of Founder's Hall. Visitors are welcome. Call Shirley at 3855765 for details.Heartland Amputee Group meets at noon every second Thursday (October through April) at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring, for a brown-bag lunch. Beverages provided. It is open to all levels of amputees, both recent and experienced, their family members and friends. For details, call 385-1196 or e-mail to hal loinc@embarqmail.com.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.Call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Federated Republican Women meet second Thursday at Inn on the Lakes, Golfview Drive, Sebring. Social hour and Dutch treat dinner is at 5 p.m. Meeting begins at 6 p.m. All Republicans are invited. For further information, call 4536783. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m., at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m. on second Thursday, Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Lakeview Drive. For more details, call 471-9829. Highlands Little Theatre Youth Showstoppers meet at 6 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Learn what to do back stage as well as on stage. All youth between 6 and 18 are invited to attend. Call 385-2175. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Chapter 260 Order of The Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. For details, call 465-4345. Lake Placid China Painters Club meets 10 a.m. on second Thursday at 10 North Main Ave., Lake Placid from September through May. For more details, call 465-2256. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT) a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Marine Corps League Cracker Trail Detachment 1004 meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call John Kelley at 386-0524. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). For details, call Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, 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. For details, call (863) 773-5714. Peace of Highlands County meets at 2 p.m. second Thursday at Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring. Anon-profit, interdenominational organization that sponsors programs promoting peace. For details, call Paul K. Ferrell at 214-5522. 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, ca ll Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lake s Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Ridge Area Writers meet a t 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcom e. Call 465-5254. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday a t 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Gran d Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision Public rentals available for spe cial 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. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 has an officers meeting at 7 p.m. and general meeting at 8 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebrin g. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382 3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilwort h Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave For details, call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. House Committee meeting at 10 a.m For more details, call 699-544 4. 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. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organiza tion in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with men tal illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a men tal illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environme nt where individuals are accepte d and feel comfortable. For mor e information please contact Wendy at 863-382-2022. 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Kaedyn AlmonteKortney Wright and A lexander Almonte, of Avon P ark, announce the birth of a s on, Kaedyn Alexander R obert at 7:35 p.m., on Dec. 2 0, 2010, at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Kaedyn weighed 7 p ounds, 12 ounces and measu red 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are K atherine and Thomas S nieder of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are A ltagracie Almonte and M anuel Almonte of D ominican Republic.Desiree BassettJudy and David Bassett, of S ebring, announce the birth o f a daughter, Desiree N icole at 9:29 a.m., on Jan. 7 2011, at Highlands R egional Medical Center, S ebring. Desiree weighed 9 pounds a nd measured 20.75 inches i n length. Maternal grandparents are D onald and Opal Greenway. Paternal grandparents are C larence and Ethel Bassett.Briar BozarthA lbrittonTammy Albritton and F rank Bozarth, of Sebring, a nnounce the birth of a son, B riar Monroe at 9:15 a.m., o n Jan. 6, 2011, at Highlands R egional Medical Center, S ebring. Briar weighed 8 pounds, 1 o unce and measured 20 inche s in length. Maternal grandparents are M onroe and Jay Albritton. Paternal grandparents are G eorge Bozarth and Linda H ayes.Gabriella CobbAlyssa Cobb and Carlton H orton, of Frostproof, a nnounce the birth of a d aughter, Gabriella Ruth at 4 :35 a.m., on Dec. 13, 2010, a t Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Gabriella weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Neal Cobb and Roxane Owens.William DownardCora Palmer and Daniel Downard, of Okeechobee, announce the birth of a son, William Gabriel at 8:51 a.m., on Dec. 20, 2010, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. William weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Debra Ray of Okeechobee. Paternal grandparents are Rita Downard and Albert Downard Sr. of Okeechobee.My'Karp McCrayBetty Ward and Mytara McCray, of Lake Placid, announce the birth of a son, My'Karp Jayvon at 11:02 a.m., on Dec. 15, 2010, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. My'Karp weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Dorothy Jones of Orlando.Dahryk PorteeEmily Marberry and Ernest Portee, of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Dahryk Trayvone at 2:11 p.m., on Dec. 17, 2010, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Dahryk weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21.25 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Angela and Ricky Sanders of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Ernest and Janice Portee of Sebring.Braeden RegoMelissa and Sean Rego, of Sebring, announce the birth of twin sons, Braeden Shaw and Nicholas Bond, both at 5:22 p.m., on Dec. 17, 2010, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Braeden weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 18 inches in length; Nicholas weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Herman and Jan Hensley of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are George and Flora Rego of Naples. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, January 12, 2011www.newssun.com SUNDAY BRUNCH11am 1:30pm Lunch served after 1:30pmwith purchase of beverageReceive$200 OFFExpires 12-31-10 Trishs Paradise GrilleHighlands Ridge South(863) 382-2131$1095 HarveyWhen Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy. This merry comedy by Mary Chase has become one of the most popular ever produced. Sponsored by Eye Specialists of Mid-FloridaOpens January 14th and runs through January 30thTickets on sale now at the box of“ce 10 AM … 2 PM 382-2525 or online at www.highlandslittletheatre.org. Presents FIRST NIGHTERS PERFORMANCE JAN. 12TH CELEBRATIONS Births Special to the News-SunSEBRING Shareen Lynn C hilds, executive director of H eartland Horses and H andicapped Inc., spoke to t he Kiwanis Club of Sebring o n Jan. 5 about the program. Childs explained that the p rogram is a private, nonp rofit program for the purp ose of promoting and teachi ng therapeutic horseback r iding for the handicapped. H orseback riding is recogn ized as one of the most bene ficial forms of recreational t herapy the handicapped can r eceive. It develops self awareness, b uilds self confidence and i mproves concentration and s elf discipline. When handic apped children are placed on a horse, their spirits soar as they react to the sensation of being on a horse. Furthermore, horseback riding improves posture, balance and coordination, plus increases mobility of joints. The program is open to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities as well as those recovering from medical conditions such as a stroke. There is no charge to participates. The program operates with the help of parents, professionals and volunteers from every walk of life. The Kiwanis Club of Sebring sponsors the program in part but other donations are always needed. Afundraiser, "Denim & Diamonds," is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Paradise Grill in Highlands Ridge. There will be musical entertainment, prime rib dinner and auction items. Tickets are $100 per couple. For more information about the program or the Denim & Diamonds fundraiser, call Childs at 441-2777. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy photo Shareen Lynn Childs, executive director of Heartland Horses and Handicapped Inc., spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Sebring on Jan. 5 about the program. Childs speaks about the miracle of interaction with horses American Legion Post 69AVON PARK The new year started off with a bang at the American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park with a Theme of "ANight in Paris." The night was filled with hors d'eourves all night long. The room made guests feel as if they were looking at the Eiffle Tower in the winter with all the lights and the grand buffet with candleabras. The Legion is full of surprises for the members and their visitors. The Auxiliary stays busy cooking and decorating.TOPS FL Club 487SEBRING The Jan. 5 meeting of TOPS 487, Sebring had 12 TOPS and eight KOPS giving the pledges. Nicole Jacques and KOPS June Funkhauser were welcomed to the meeting. Yes-yeses are portion control, a good breakfast, food chart, chew gum, exercise, water, fruit and veggies. KOPS June Filippini received the award for two months of being in leeway below goal. Carolyn Patterson won the 10-cent contest of $1.70. Alice Bowen found another wrapper on the Attendance Box. The club starts this week a contest called "ANew Year ANew Me." Remember to bring back the goal sheet and menu chart each week. Judy Alger gave the program on "Portion Size of Snacks." She made up bags with their serving size and calorie count. The club meets at the Whispering Pines Baptist Church at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Call 382-7716 or 471-2193.TOPS FL Club 632SEBRING This TOPS Club meets every Monday at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour. For more information, contact Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831. Today's program was presented by Barbara Huff. She passed out sheets of paper and asked each person to write down one thing members intend to do in this new year to lose weight. She collected all of the papers in a container, shook them up and then dealt them out to each member. They then went around the room and each person read his or her paper. There were some very good suggestions given that should fit in we ll with the New Year's resol utions. Karen Goodwin gave th e weight report for both the week and the month of December. The Best Loser for the Week was Larue Wilbur and for the month of December, Betty Snyde r. Faye Nutt received her tw oyear KOPS pin and Nancy Lowe will receive her three-year KOPS pin when she returns. Delores Guzanowski will receive a n award for a 10-pound weight loss and an "I Can charm for renewing at a lower weight. Erwin Edso n received his "Best Loser" award for the week of Dec 11. O'Boyle's name was drawn for the four-week "Travel Gift" and she'll need to lose for the next four weeks to win the gift Our Yes-yeses for the coming week are fruit and asparagus and the No-No is chocolate. The Open House is scheduled for Sunday, Jan 17. Guests who are interes ted in TOPS are welcome. The date for the spring workshop is April 16 and the fall workshop is Sept. 24. Snapshots Courtesy pho to On Dec. 10 the Avon Park Inner Wheel Club presented Carmen Baroone, director a t the Hansen House, gift cards for the teenagers living there. Pictured with Baroone (center) are Jody Griffing (left) and Fran Beers, representing the Avon Park Inner Wheel Club. Inner Wheel presentation Courtesy photo T he Knights of Columbus, Council 14717 of Our Lady of Grace of Avon Park hosted a Christmas party for the Boys and Girls Club of Avon Park on Dec. 17 with Santa, Mrs. Claus, his Elf and other Knights and their spouses as helpers. Gifts were provided for 169 children by the Knights of Columbus and Red Hats Tangletts. Knights of Columbus host Boys & Girls Club Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155


DearAbby: When I was 1 2, my cousin "Larry" gave m e a hallucinogen-laced c andy bar and raped me. I s truggled with depression a nd anxiety during all of my t eenage and young adult y ears. The herpes I got from h im left me with lifelong i ssues. With the support of S urvivors of Incest A nonymous (SIA) and a t herapist, I was eventually a ble to process the terrible r epressed memories. My j ourney of recovery and h ealing includes living with h ealthy boundaries so w hen my father died, I made i t known that Larry was not w elcome at the funeral. My c ousin "Janet" was very u pset by my choice. She has b een ignoring me since. I am h urt by her behavior, but not d evastated. Abby, I'd appreciate your p rinting this letter to encoura ge other survivors so they, t oo, can live full lives with b oundaries. We do not have t o allow ourselves to be r uled by dysfunctional family issues. Thank you. Grateful Recovering Survivor in New York DearSurvivor: You're right, you don't. And because funerals are to comfort the living, and Cousin Larry's presence would have been upsetting, you were right to exclude him. Survivors of Incest Anonymous, a 12-step program for persons 18 years or older who have been victims of child sexual abuse, has been mentioned in my column before. It has been successful in helping people who were traumatized by childhood abuse become as the name indicates survivors. It offers assistance in starting groups, a volunteer information and referral line, and also sells literature and a newsletter. Its website is www.siawso.org. DearAbby: I am a 25year-old guy. Two years ago I saw the cutest guy at work I had ever seen. After finally working up enough courage, I asked "Peter" to go out with me as friends. The more I got to know him, the harder I fell for him. Peter is quiet, intelligent, a perfect balance between introvert and extrovert. For lack of a better word, he is "distinctive" unlike any person I have ever met. Earlier this year he asked me to be his roommate. I was unsure if that was a wise decision, knowing how strongly I feel for him. I decided to do it, wondering whether Peter's feelings for me would strengthen as he got to know me better through our living arrangement. We have discussed our goals in life, and Peter says he doesn't want to be in a serious relationship until he reaches his 30s. (He's my age.) That said, I have gotten mixed signals. Abby, I am ready for a relationship and I want it to be with him. Should I tell him how I feel? I worry that if I don't say something now, I may lose my chance to someone else. Head Over Heels in Wisconsin DearHead OverHeels: Remaining silent is not a solution to your problem. But neither is forcing Peter into making a premature commitment he doesn't feel he's ready for. You need to tell him your feelings without demanding a commitment from him to determine if your feelings are in any way reciprocated. Then you can decide whether or not you need to move on. I can imagine few things more painful than loving someone and having to watch that person become romantically involved with others. 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. Good advice for everyone teens to seniors is in "The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It." To order, send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. 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As the kids grow up and h ave lives of their own; all t heir stuff that you have s aved is just waiting for t hem to come and get it. You t hink you are holding their s tuff hostage so you can see t hem occasionally, but if the t ruth be known they don't want it. So now my question is, why have we held on to things that have no value for our children? If we don't downsize our supersized lifestyles, our children will be forced to do it for us after we are gone. We can't leave them with that burden like our parents did to us. We can't use our parent's excuse of living through the great depression. We have the ability to let go of our clutter once and for all time. I have a fun way to do this. We are going to pretend to move into a new house half the size of the one we are in now. Now don't panic! You are not all your stuff! In fact all that stuff has been keeping you from having fun. You have spent years organizing it! Now it is time to release your clutter to new homes so that you can find yours. When you think about moving do not get overwhelmed. We have a systematic way of deciding what we can't live without. Get out your Give Away, Put Away and Throw Away boxes. Set your timer and just ask a few questions of the clutter. Pick up one item and make a decision. Have I used you in the last year? Do I have a place for you in my new home? Do you make me smile? Do you have any bad memories for me? Do I have two of you? Each week focus on a new room. Spend 15 minutes each day downsizing one little area. Don't look at the big picture. It has taken years to accumulate all your baggage. The process of moving only the things you love and use will make your current house feel like a brand new home. Then when it comes time to retire to your cabin on the lake, you will be ready to load the truck. Packing will be a breeze! For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her website and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections published by Bantam and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter published by Fireside. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley. Used by permission in this publication. Going from supersized to downsized is easy Across 1 Polite, oldfashioned assent 5 Court action 9 Baby bird? 14 Inventory 19 Its high in Peru 20 Rear 21 Where Gerald Ford went to law sch. 22 E-mail button 23 Like some points 24 Royal Norwegian Order of St. ___ 25 Slur 26 Like boxers hands 27 1934 novel 31 Harolds car in Harold and MaudeŽ 32 Subj. of the 2005 book Many Unhappy ReturnsŽ 33 Greeting in Lisbon 34 ___ shui 36 Creative sort 38 1968 hit song 43 NPR host Conan and others 45 ___ for owl 46 Pitcher of milk? 47 1985 hit song 55 Portland-toSpokane dir. 56 Ben-___Ž 57 One of the PacMan ghosts 58 Impassive 59 Cath. title 60 Reactions from the hoity-toity 64 Electrophorus electricus, for one 66 Light on the top? 68 2003 film rase una VezŽ 76 Constellation next to Ursa Major and Ursa Minor 77 Paisano 78 Film worker 79 Spanish liqueur 82 ___-Turkish War, 1911-12 85 Brilliant display 88 Sweet suffix? 89 Pep 90 1951 film Une Personne des tats-UnisŽ 95 Robin Hood portrayer in Robin Hood: Men in TightsŽ 97 Little pocket 98 Revelers cry 99 1912 novella MorteŽ 105 Youre on!Ž 109 Irish Roses guy 110 ___ pond 111 It contains uracil 113 90% off? 114 1943 novel Whaddya Tink? ASapling Stays a Sapling Fuhevah?Ž 120 Hit CBS series beginning in 2004 121 The Story of ___Ž (1945 war film) 122 Alls partner 123 German photographer ___ Bing 124 Bahraini buck 125 Actress Massey 126 Prefix with sphere 127 Classic brand of hair remover 128 2003 Economics Nobelist Robert 129 Forest homes 130 Abbr. in many a mail-order address 131 Tests for coll. seniors Down 1 Bike brand 2 One forming a secret union? 3 Visit during a trip 4 Its often visited during a trip 5 Failure to communicate? 6 Music on a carnival ride 7 As a friend: Fr. 8 Daily or weekly 9 Part of GPS: Abbr. 10 Novelist Hoag 11 Author Steinhauer with the 2009 best seller The TouristŽ 12 Use logic 13 On the RoadŽ journalist 14 Muchacha: Abbr. 15 Like some goodbyes 16 Puts under the yoke 17 Purifying 18 English dramatist Thomas 28 Immigrant from Japan 29 Ultrasecret org. 30 ___-jongg 35 Feminist Germaine 37 Pre-college yrs. 39 Cookout discard 40 Some Korean exports 41 And who ___?Ž 42 Yikes!Ž 44 D.C.s Union ___ 47 Trs 48 Senate Armed Services Committee chairman after Goldwater 49 Hockeys Lindros 50 Retail giant whose logo has blue letters in a yellow oval 51 Dostoyevskys denial 52 Area crossed by Marco Polo 53 Pottery need 54 Carol start 59 Year of the first Spanish settlement in Cuba 61 A.T.F. agents, e.g.62 Some trim 63 Home of Galicia 65 Something that may be glossed over 67 Waking ___ DevineŽ (1998 comedy) 69 Numerical prefix 70 Linguist Chomsky 71 Jacobs of fashion 72 The Praise of ChimneySweepersŽ essayist 73 Like ___ not ƒŽ 74 Mozart opera title opening 75 Rich rocks 79 Skin care brand 80 About 10% of Africa 81 Any day nowŽ 83 ___-majest 84 Setting for Cervantess El Gallardo EspaolŽ 86 Turn-___ 87 Kind of torch 90 Bat wood 91 Starting point on a French map 92 Eh 93 1990s Toyota coupe 94 Comic who said Ashort summary of every Jewish holiday: They tried to kill us. We won. Lets eatŽ 96 Everlasting 100 South ParkŽ sibling 101 Gourd 102 Manly 103 ___ de coeur 104 The Supreme Court, e.g. 106 Invoice issuer 107 Parisian palace 108 Dogmata 112 Drop off 115 Reader, I married himŽ heroine 116 Iberian eyes 117 Custom 118 They may be high or heavy 119F orces on horses: Abbr. 120 Alphabet trio WORKS IN TRANSLATION By David Levinson Wilk / Edited by Will Shortz For any three answers, call from a touch-tone phone: 1-900-285-5656, $1.49 each minute; or, with a credit card, 1-800814-5554. 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 23242526 27282930 3132333435 36373839404142 43444546 474849505152535455 56575859 6061626364656667 6869707172737475 767778 79808182838485868788 899091929394 95969798 99100101102103104105106107108 109110111112113 114115116117118119 120121122123 124125126127 128129130131 FLY Lady Leanne Ely Survivor of childhood rape has learned how to move on Dear Abby By DAVID GERMAIN APMovie WriterLOS ANGELES "Tr ue Grit" seized the reins at t he weekend box office with $1 5 million, taking the No. 1 sp ot and becoming the fir st Western to top the $100 m illion mark since the 1990 s, according to studio estimat es released Sunday. The Paramount relea se starring Jeff Bridges an d Matt Damon bumped o ff Robert De Niro and B en Stiller's comedy "Litt le Fockers," which was No. 1 for the previous two wee kends. Released by Universa l, "Little Fockers" slipped to second with $13.8 millio n, raising its total to $124 m illion. "True Grit," which w as directed by Joel and Eth an Coen, lifted its total to $110.4 million. Among newcomer s, Nicolas Cage's supernatur al thriller "Season of the Witc h" opened at No. 3 with $10 .7 million. Distributed b y Relativity Media, the mov ie stars Cage as a knight in t he Middle Ages escorting a su spected witch to her trial. Gwyneth Paltrow's cou ntry-music drama "Count ry Strong" premiered at No. 6 with $7.3 million. The Son y Screen Gems release cas ts Paltrow as a boozy sing er trying to get her act straig ht after rehab. "True Grit" is a new ta ke on Charles Portis'novel, pr eviously adapted in a 196 9 version that earned Joh n Wayne an Academy Awar d. Bridges stars as lawm an Rooster Cogburn, hired by a 14-year-old girl to tra ck down her father's killer. In Wayne's day, Wester ns were a fixture in Hollywoo d, but the genre fell out of fav or over the last 40 years. The re was a small surge of $10 0 million Western hits in t he 1990s, including Oscar bes tpicture winners "Danc es With Wolves" an d "Unforgiven." The past decade broug ht the cowboy roman ce "Brokeback Mountain" an d the modestly successf ul Westerns "Open Range" an d "3:10 to Yuma," but no ne approached the earnings of "True Grit," which also is t he first $100 million hit for t he Coen brothers. While "True Grit" rid es high, Hollywood's overa ll revenues continued a sli de that persisted through the fa ll and holiday season. Tick et sales this weekend total ed $112 million, down 30 pe rcent compared to the sam e period last year. True Grit' rides tall with $15M, No. 1 finish


LIVING 10B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, January 12, 2011 FAMILYFEATURES I f you're hungering for something new to eat, or it's time to put some zip into the same old menus, take heart. These recipes bring two great ingredients together Texas Rio Star Grapefruit and USApeanuts perking up meal time with fresh and flavorful dishes. Texas Rio Star grapefruit brings a mouthwatering burst of sun-kissed s weetness the perfect fruit for brightening up winter days. With so m any nutrients squeezed into such a versatile fruit, it adds plenty of zing t o healthy eating. Peanuts have a familiar taste that's a favorite with kids and adults alike. W hen combined with new and different ingredients, this nutrient-packed a ddition makes new foods and flavors a family hit. Want to add pizzazz to your plate? Find more delicious recipes a nd nutrition information at www .nationalpeanutboard.org and www.texasw eet.com. C runchy Peanut Chicken S trips with Spinach Salad P rep time: 15 minutes C ook time: about 30 minutes M akes 4 to 6 servings 1 cup finely crushed baked tortilla chips 6 tablespoons peanut flour, divided (available at supermarkets nationwide and online) 1/4 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts, finely chopped 1 teaspoon Mexican seasoning blend 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 pound chicken tenders, orboneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch strips 2 beaten egg whites Olive oil nonstick cooking spray P eanut Dressing: 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1 teaspoon hot chili sauce (such as Sriracha) 1 teaspoon honey 1/4 cup canola orvegetable oil Salad: 5 cups baby spinach, washed and dried 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin 1/2 medium red onion, sliced thin Preheat oven to 425¡F. Stir together tortilla chips, 2 tablespoons peanut flour, chopped peanuts, Mexican seasoning and garlic powder in a shallow dish. Dip chicken into remaining peanut flour, then in egg whites, then into tortilla chip mixture, pressing to evenly coat. Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle any remaining crumb mixture over chicken. Coat liberally with cooking spray and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is golden brown, coating with nonstick cooking spray several times during cooking. While chicken is cooking, in large bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients until smooth. Gently toss spinach, red pepper and onion in dressing. To serve, divide dressed salad among plates and top with 2 to 3 chicken strips. Nutritional analysis perserving: Calories: 500, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 770mg, Carbohydrates: 32g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 25g, Vitamin A: 25 %, Vitamin C: 50%, Calcium: 6%, Iron: 15% Jazzuprecipeswith flavorfulnutritionGrapefruit and Peanut Salad FlatbreadPrep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 8 to 10 minutes Makes 8 servings 1 pound whole wheat pizza dough (orready-made whole wheat lavash, naan, orflatbread) Flourfordusting Olive oil cooking spray 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced thin 1 tablespoonextravirginoliveoil 1 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar 3 cups baby arugula 1/4 cup red onion, sliced thin 1/4 cup snipped fresh basil 1/8 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground pepperto taste 2 Texas Rio Stargrapefruit, peeled and segmented 1/4 cup roasted, salted peanuts, coarsely chopped Preheat oven to 450¡F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. If using pizza dough, divide into 2 equal portions and roll each into a thin oval on a lightly floured board (about 9 x 13 inches). Placeonpreparedbakingsheetsandspray with cooking spray. Top with equal amounts of cheese and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until crusts are golden brown. In large bowl, whisk together olive oil and balsamic vinegar; add arugula, onion, and basil, tossing gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Divide arugula mixture among flatbread and top with grapefruit segments and peanuts; serve immediately. Nutritional analysis perserving: Calories: 280, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 420mg, Carbohydrates: 33g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 12g, Vitamin A: 15%, Vitamin C: 45%, Calcium: 20%, Iron: 10% GoodandgoodforyouRio Star grapefruit delivers a burst of nutrition with one-half of a medium-sized grapefruit delivering:One fruit serving for adults, antioxidant vitamins C and A, fiber and lycopene all with only 60 calories. 100% of the daily requirement of vitamin C for adults. Vitamin C supports healthy immune function, which helps the body fight infection. Peanuts are a superfood with more than 30 essential nutrients. They're a surprising source of:Protein with 7 grams per one-ounce serving, peanuts have the most protein of any nut.Niacin, folate, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, manganese and phosphorus.More antioxidants than green tea, broccoli or spinach.Fresh Grapefruit, Avocado and Radish SaladPrep time: 15 minutes Makes 8 servings Make sure all ingredients are chilled before assembling this salad. 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed Texas Rio Star grapefruit juice 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 5 radishes, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons minced red onion 4 Texas Rio Stargrapefruit, peeled, and segmented 2 large firm but ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced In medium bowl, whisk together grapefruit juice, olive oil, sugar, salt and pepper. Add radish and onion, toss to coat and set aside. On a large platter layer grapefruit and avocado slices, top with radish mixture. Serve immediately Nutritional analysis perserving: Calories: 140, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 80mg Carbohydrates:17g,Fiber:5g,Sugar:1g Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 8%, V itamin C: 90%, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 2%