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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 01-14-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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Devils deal with DragonsPAGE1BGet ready for award seasonPAGE10BAvon Park council tables water readiness fee ideaPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, January 14-15, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 6 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 67 41Complete Forecast PAGE 10A Partly sunny and getting warmer Forecast Question: Do you think the county's current method of recreation funding is fair? Next question: Did political rhetoric have anything to do with the shooting in Arizona? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Betty Godfrey Age 63, of Avon Park Charles Smith Age 77, of Sebring C. George Woodfine Age 69, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 7A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 34.2% No 65.8% Total votes: 38 Classifieds8A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar4B Dear Abby9B Editorial & Opinion3A Healthy Living4B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times9B Police Blotter2A Religion6B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle9B Weather10A Index By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Chief Michael J. Row an announced Wednesday that an Avon Pa rk police officer was arrested on felon y charges after information about the ca se was uncovered on Monday. Benjamin Hall Pollard, 29, was charg ed with making fraudulent statements and fa lsifying official documents after he omitt ed information from a homicide investigatio n, a third-degree felony. He was booked at 3:29 p.m. on Wednesday and released at 5:02 p.m. after posting $1,000 bond. "It is with no pleasure that I announce today that we arrested an officer with official misconduct that he conducted about a year ago. During the course of the investigation, my detectives and the state attorney's office discovered some information that was omitted from the of ficial report," Rowan said. According to the arrest affidavit, Polla rd "knowingly assisted the victim in providin g a sworn oral statement omitting critic al information as to the circumstances of t he case." Additionally, according to the repo rt, information about a narcotics transactio n that took place between the victim of t he attempted homicide, Ashley Nico le Norman, and suspect Travis John Downe y, wasn't reported by Pollard. Downey, 31, was accused of firing sho ts into Norman's car, and was arrested b y Pollard on March 16, 2010 on attempt ed murder charges. Pollard, a five-year veteran, also omitt ed APPD officer arrested for misconduct Charged with felony for falsifying documents on shooting investigation News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDG E Avon Park Police Chief Michael J. Rowan speaks to the media on Wednesday about the arrest of one of officer Benjamin Pollard. Pollard H H a a b b i i t t a a t t b b e e e e f f s s u u p p f f o o r r t t h h e e n n e e w w y y e e a a r r News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Volunteers Betty Spencer of Georgia (from left); Skip Shields of Michigan; Polly Parker of Sebring; and Joyce Rush of Pennsylvania can't help but smile Thursday morning, while getting a glimpse of the new 2011 Mr. Habitat Calendar at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Sebring. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park City Council decided 4-1 to move the evaluation of City Manger Bruce Behrens back to March, but decided that they will also evaluate him again 30 days later in April. "I understand that the City Manager told the newspaper to look at his contract that states that the city manger will get a formal evaluation in April, but it does not preclude city council for calling an evaluation of the city manager at any time. This comes from our labor attorney," Mayor Sharon Schuler said on Monday night. "In fact we could evaluate him every month if we wanted to waste that time, but we don't," Schuler added. "We are going to be doing a preevaluation by April, and since we are going to be doing a formal evaluation in April and turned into our attorney by May, then what I am looking for is the council's advice or recommendation to have the pre-evaluation in March," Schuler said. "I am looking for some recommendation from the council on this or a motion for the pre-evaluation." "I myself think that this evaluation at this time is not fair to our city manager," Councilman Paul Miller pointed out. Miller voted no to the pre-evaluation and opted to just stick with the yearly look. "What would be the advantage of having one at that time and then havin g one right behind it?" Miller asked. Councilman Parke Sutherlan d offered that a pre-evaluation befo re Behrens'probationary period cou ld save the council severance pay if t he Behrens was released, but he was co rrected by City Attorney Gerald T. Buh r. "He would still get severance pay n o matter when he was terminated, unle ss it was for cause. You cannot expect an y city manager to move into town an d then loose a job without severance ," Buhr said. Behrens'contract also stipulates th at the he has to be evaluated by emplo yees. Avon Park to evaluate manager twice Bruce Behrens By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The debut of a new Habitat for Humanity promotion is now on sale for the public to enjoy. The 2011 Mr. Habitat Calendar hit the desk of Sarah Pallone, director of development and communications, on Tuesday. "We are so pleased with it (the calendar) and the men love it," said Pallone. The Mr. Habitat Calendar features 12 of the organization's most well-known and hard-working men. The dignitaries, supporters and volunteers that fill the calendar all have had a huge part in Habitat for Humanity. The "modest" calendar, as Pallone describes it, was an idea that Pallone got from another Habitat affiliate. "Our calendar stemmed from another county's idea, however our calendar is more faith-based. We wanted it that way," Pallone explained. More than 500 calendars were ordered, Pallone said that a little over 100 had already been sold on Thursday, only two days after the calendars had been delivered. Pallone is very excited about the finished product and wants the public to know that they are on sale and ready to enjoy. "Everyone needs a 2011 calendar," Pallone said with a laugh. "The donation you make when you purchase the calendar goes to fund various programs and also towards Mason's Ridge." The Mason's Ridge community, a 60-home project in Washington Heights, is named in honor of the late Mason G. Smoak, who served as board director for the county's Habitat for Humanity for many years. The calendars are $12 and are filled with some of Highlands Debut Habitat calendar profits benefit construction and other programs See APPD, page 4A See HABITAT, page 4A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and


Tea Party plans flag wave on SaturdaySEBRING The Highlands County non-partisan Tea Party will have a flag and sign wave from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Sebring Parkway. For more information, call 699-0743 or e-mail JLPARZ@embarqmail.com.Democratic Women celebrate renewalsSEBRING The Democratic Women's Club of Highlands County will be celebrating membership renewals with a very festive party hosted by the membership committee. This party will take place at their monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. The meeting will be held at Democratic Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway (next to Ruby Tuesdays). Shannon Marrero, Heartland Idol winner, will perform a song at the beginning of the business portion of the meeting. Guests are welcome. For information, call 214-4680. Recreation Club cancels dinnerSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club has canceled the spaghetti dinner scheduled for Sunday.Lake Placid Garden Club's annual fashion show setLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Garden Club's Scholarship Fund presents its "Blossoming Friendship" Fashion Show & Luncheon. The event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Lake Placid High School Auditorium, 101 Green Dragon Drive. Fashions will be provided by Elizabeth's Bridal & Formal Wear, Kelly's Florist & Decorating, Lake Placid Embroidery & More, Lake Placid Feed & Western Wear, Steve & Co., Sue's Cubby Hole Boutique and Tropical Island Wear. Intermission entertainment will be the Covered Bridge barbershop quartet "The Bridge Bunch." Catering will be by The Depot Restaurant. There will be door prizes and opportunity tables. Tickets are $22. For tickets contact Diane Brouhle at 465-5425.Highlands Social Dance Club features The Golden EraSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club hosts Big Band ballroom dancing from 7-9:30 p.m. today at 3400 Sebring Parkway (former Lion's clubhouse). Dance the night away to waltzes, cha-chas, foxtrots, rumbas, jitterbug and other favorites to the 16-piece Golden Era Band. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Appropriate dress required. The snack bar opens at 6 p.m. For more information, call 471-0559.Avon Park Lakes Association hosting breakfastAVON PARK The Avon Park Lakes Association's first breakfast of the winter at the clubhouse, 2714 Nautilus Drive, will be from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday. The menu is good sausage gravy over homemade biscuits or pancakes, sausage links and scrambled eggs, with coffee and orange juice. The price is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Resurrection Lutheran Church plans garage saleAVON PARK Everyone is invited to the Avon Park Resurrection Lutheran Church yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The huge yard sale will feature many donated articles offered at great prices. The church is located at 324 E. Main St., corner of Main and Memorial. Proceeds will go for a feed the hungry program in Avon Park. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, January 14, 2011www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. 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There will be two different tours the same day; one tour bus will be going to the north side of Highlands County and the second tour bus will be headed to the south side of Highlands County. Those on the tour will meet at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center's auditorium at 7:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided, as will snacks and something to drink during the tour. The tour will arrive back at the Agriculture Center at approximately 4 p.m. The tickets will go on sale Jan. 24 at a first-come, firstserved bases and will cost $50 per person. Go to the Agriculture Center to pick up your ticket and ask for Katie Duncan. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact the Highlands County Extension Service at 863-402-6540. Ag Tour returns, expands for 2011 COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 7A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The "Praise, Laugh, Live" forum, a debut event for the Women's Outreach organization, will be presented by Highlands County Christian Assembly on Saturday. "It's a first-year event so we are hoping that everyone can come out and hear the speakers and participate," said Becky Chapman, a member of the Women's Outreach organization. There will be guests speakers including Kathryn Neff Perry and Ethel Marlow. The forum w ill also feature many activiti es that are spiritually and fai th based. The forum hopes to give women, and all gues ts, new encouragement an d appreciation for today 's world. "It's an opportunity to meet God-serving wom en and learn lessons and ju st build each other up," sa id Chapman. The Praise, Laugh, Li ve forum will be take place at 2 p.m. at the Bert J. Harr is Jr. Agricultural Center o n U.S. 27 South in Sebring For more informatio n, call (941) 812-7525. Women's Outreach invites public to forum By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The city of Avon Park has received a $50,000 grant from the county's Tourism Development Council to help improve the water quality in Lake Tulane. "This is a grant with no matching," Julian Deleon told council at their meeting on Monday. "This was brought to my attention by Councilman (Terry) Heston, and I looked into it and applied," Deleon said. The money is set aside specifically for work around area lakes and is collected from tourism taxes generated by visitor stays in Highlands County. Deleon said that he got the approval last Tuesday during a county commission meeting, and Avon Park had to just agree to the standard county contract to get the money transferred. The funds will be used to help fund a $98,580 project to build structural devices in the water courses that lead to Lake Tulane. The city has partnered with the Southwest Florida Water Management District to build what are call ed BMPs, or Be st Management Practi ce devices. ABMPis designed an d constructed to trap or filt er pollutants from runoff, or reduce runoff velocities. They can consist of something as simple as a sand or rock wall or be as complex as a special mem brane and a series of cu lverts and water traps. The city has to fund 2 5 percent of the total amoun t, and the county money w ill do that, according to Deleon. Currently, the stor m water from U.S. 27 an d other areas runs direct ly into Lake Tulane with n o treatment. This run-off can cau se problems with the clarity of the water and chemical ba lance of the lake. The project will build t he BMPs at the end of the fi ve storm water drains locat ed around the lake, treating 7 5 percent of the run-off. Lake Tulane is listed as the oldest lake in Nor th America, and one of t he clearest in Highlan ds County, according to Highlands County La ke Manager Clell Ford in pr evious News-Sun articles. Ford said that pine poll en discovered in the silt at t he bottom of Tulane is mo re than 60,000 years old. Grant to help keep Lake Tulane clean By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comLAKE PLACID The Highlands County Sheriff's Office is investigating allegations of inappropriate contact with students at the Lake Country Elementary School after-school program. Little detail has been released at this time as the investigation is still under way. Sheriff Susan Benton confirmed on Thursday morning that there is an investigation and detectives are working and interviewing multiple individuals. "The important thing for the community to know is that it is only involving the after-school program," said Sheriff Benton. The number of students involved was not released. The program is still open at this time. Officials at Lake Country were unavailable for comment at press time. HCSO investigating after-school program Will help mitigate storm water runoff By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon P ark's city council voted 5 -0 to indefinitely table t he final reading of an o rdinance that would c harge each resident a readiness to serve" fee f or water that is turned off a nd asked staff to come b ack with more numbers a bout costs concerning w ater hook-ups versus the r evenue generated by a r eadiness to serve ordin ance. If the measure passes in t he future, residences i nside the city will be c harged a minimum of $ 12.92 monthly for water s ervice even if they disc onnect their water servi ce. City staff determined, a long with encouragement f rom City Attorney Gerald T Buhr, that the reservat ion of capacity at the w ater treatment plant is s till a cost for service, e ven if you do not get any w ater. The only way to waive t he fee was if all capacity r ights were waived, which m eans that to turn the w ater back on will cost an i mpact fee in the hundreds o f dollars, according to B uhr. For those who live outs ide the city limits, the c ost would be $16.06, and t he charges are in addition t o the connect and disconn ect fees of approximately $ 40. The ordinance had some i n the rental business a litt le defensive, and exc ouncilman George Hall s poke out against passage a t this time. "I am neither for nor a gainst the ordinance," H all said. "Two years ago w e went out for a rate s tudy and increased the b illing 35 percent. Most of u s have water on at our h omes the whole time. I h ave an interest in the r ental market and somet imes they sit off for some t ime. I am just questioning t he timing of the fees. I e ncourage you to consider t he timing of this ordin ance." "It will clobber our r ental part of our city," M ayor Sharon Schuler s aid in agreement with H all's plea. Despite passing the first r eading of the ordinance u nanimously, other counc il members also spoke o ut against the ordinance. "I agree with Mr. Hall," C ouncilman Terry Heston s aid. "People should have a right to turn their water o ff and not have a bill." "I have got to agree w ith Mr. Hall and Terry in s ome ways. We have a lot o f rental properties right n ow that are vacant," S chuler said. "If we pass t his, does everyone who t urns the water off receive a bill?" City Manager Bruce B ehrens told council that e veryone would get a bill, e ven if there was not u sage. "If you are in the city, AP tables water readiness fee idea CorrectionThe City of Sebring Solid Waste D epartment will be closed Monday. Monday's garbage will be picked up o n Tuesday and Tuesday's will be on W ednesday. Incorrect information was p rovided to the News-Sun.ClarificationThe Cracker Box Drive Thru is at 177 U .S. 27 South in Sebring, just south of t he Flare Road intersection. The phone n umber is 382-3232. The information w as left out of a News-Sun story on W ednesday. See AP, page 4A 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 News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Jan. 12: John Daniel Clifford, 58, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana and possesContinued on page 6A


B less their hearts those mostly b rave, though a dmittedly somet imes foolish, men a nd women who r un for public o ffice and then do t heir best to keep a t own, county, state o r nation functioni ng and their cons tituents happy. These people take on a h eavy burden and we admire t hem for their courage and s ense of possibility. Governing is so difficult n ow, however, that in the n ewsroom we're only half j oking when we say anyone w ho wants to run for office h as to be crazy, and is theref ore not fit for office in the f irst place. When old ways have to be a djusted to new realities, i ssues are complicated and o ften interconnected. This m akes solutions harder to f ind especially when one c onstituent's fervent wish is a nother constituent's worst n ightmare. Unsettled with the present, u nsure of the future, and tired o f old problems continuing u nresolved, emotions run h igh and points of view b ecome rigid all of which m akes governing effectively more challenging. In this climate, we wish for a lot of things. We wish voters were more engaged, and office holders more accessible. We wish Americans could debate without demonizing those who disagree. We wish individuals could unite in action by sitting down and working together. We wish solutions were as simple as waving a magic wand. But, they aren't. Just as learning to read takes hard work and mastering a musical instrument takes practice, government requires persistence and patience over time. For government to work we have to look beyond the individual and acknowledge the larger whole. We must have faith in each other. As Americans we need to believe in our ability to survive hard times, to correct mistakes and to find better ways of doing things. We need to remember we have survived much worse than this times when we turned on each other in outright battle, segregated our population by skin color, and opened the West by killing the people who were already there. We have found our way through depressions, world wars, and terrorist acts. And through all that, we have been, for the most part, an example of openness and rational debate to the rest of the world; a government of best practices, if sometimes slow to admit the truth. Which brings us to the Lake Placid Town Council meeting Monday, and council member Steve Bastardi's walk-out protest over the town council's cash flow problems maintaining public parks. We admire Bastardi's commitment to bringing sound business choices to town government. We admire his honesty, concern and passion. But, we cannot support his walking out of the town council meeting, even as we sympathize with his frustration. The fact is, we have to agree with council member Ray Royce when he says government is not a business. It is not. For one thing, governments must provide multiple services, sometimes to people who cannot afford to pay for them. Democracy in particular, while perhaps the best way to include the most people in making communal decisions, is a time-consuming take two steps forward, one step back kind of process. Those who run for office have to recognize that reality and rise above their own feelings. Walking away from the process accomplishes nothing. After all, how can an elected representative do his or her job if they aren't in the room when decisions are made? Protest is healthy; abandoning one's post is not. Bastardi should not give up his principles or swallow his anger, but he does have to recognize governing is a unique vocation and adapt. As we have faith in him, we hope he regains faith in the system and stays in his seat. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 14, 2011Page 3A EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com You won the seat, now stay in it When a would-be assassin shot my Dad, President Ronald Reagan, nobody questioned the fact that the shooter was certifiably nuts. Authorities recognized that fact and put him in a mental institution as his obvious disturbed mental state demanded. Now we have another attempted killing of a public official, Arizona's widely admired Rep. Gabby Giffords, and just about everybody recognizes the fact that the shooter, one Jared Loughner, is crazy as a loon. Moreover, the fact that Loughner is probably nutty as a fruitcake, and perhaps dangerously so, could not have escaped the attention of local law enforcement authorities such as Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who already had Loughner in his sights yet failed to do anything to prevent Loughner's obviously foreseeable skilling spree. Yet we don't hear a word of repentance for his failure to foresee what transpired in Tucson last Saturday. Not a word, mainly because Sheriff Dubnik is too busy attacking Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives to turn his rhetoric loose on the shooter. In Dubnik's twisted logic, Loughner may be a murderer but somehow or other it's all Rush's fault for his unforgivable habit of calling a spade a spade and referring to liberals as being mentally disjointed as the majority of them are. This kind of ridiculous response to a tragedy is becoming what the French would call de riguer the liberal's order of the day when one of their failures to recognize reality results in people getting killed. As my more plainspoken friends would put it, Dubnik shoulda seen it coming, and he's now trying to obfuscate that fact by striking out at people who had not a single thing to do with Loughner's deadly actions. "All I can tell you is that teachers and fellow students were concerned about his bizarre behavior in class to the point where some of him (sic) were physically afraid of him," Dupnik admitted to ABC News. "He was acting in very weird fashion to the point where they had sev eral incidents with him to the point where law enforce ment at Pima College got involved and they decided to expel him. And they did. That should hav e alerted the Sheriff and compelled him to keep a close eye on the Loughner. Tragically, it didn' t, so the killer was free to slaughter some of the Sheriff's constituents without interference from Dubnik. The Sheriff is now busy trying to distract the public from recognizing his failure to protect his own member of Congress, a highly respected federal judge on his way home from daily Mass, and other innocent people from being attacked by a man he had to know was dangerous, especially when he was allowed to ge t within point-blank range of the congresswoman. So in the strange world o f Sheriff Dubnik, Rush Limbaugh's use of his freedom of speech in warning against the destructive poli cies of liberalism is "irresponsible," while his own poisoned rhetoric is permis sible. Incredibly, Dubnik has suggested that Uncle Sam put a gag on Americans by setting up a Goebbels-like "kind of commission" that would apparently "deal wit h civility and make recomme ndations on how to get it back." That's apparently his vie w of what freedom of speech means freedom to have it regulated by Big Brother. Yet he insists he has nothin g against what he called "hea ted arguments." There's one consolation for having to put up with th e rants and ravings of possibl y senile public officials, and that is the fact that this guy is an elected official and th e public can dump him if he stands for re-election. At that time they will ha ve an opportunity to replace him with a new sheriff mor e like his colleague, fellow Arizona lawman Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan and a political consultant. He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. E-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. A fool with a badge is still a fool Making Sense Michael Reagan From fantasy to reality E ditor: It will most likely be impossible t o find out whether radio comment ator and candidate rhetoric calling f or elimination of opponents t hrough violent means contributed t o the assassinations that took place i n Tuscon on Jan. 8. Answering this q uestion is unimportant, really, and I am dismayed by the fixation of t hose same radio commentators and c andidates debating this. The true lesson from Jan. 8 is w hat it looks like to have the stated f antasy become a reality. Is it worth i t? Is this what they had in mind w hen they said "reload" or "take y our second amendment remedies" o r depicted political opponents in t he cross hairs of a rifle scope? An honorable man who had dedic ated his life to public service as a f ederal judge gunned down with s emi-automatic; Ayoung man just beginning a c areer in public service who tried to p rotect his boss gunned down by a s emi-automatic weapon; Average Americans participating i n our political process gunned d own by a semi-automatic weapon; Achild, full of hope promise who m ight have been home watching c artoons, gunned down by a semiautomatic weapon. If this is what those making the violent references want, then carry on with your rhetoric. If not, stop using those references, and be careful what you say that you wish for. Paula House Lake PlacidAvon Park eyes cash cow Editor: I understand that the town of Avon Park sees those of us outside the city limits as a cash cow to solve their cash short fall. Is it true that Avon Park is wanting to jump the fence (the city limits), to take over our business properties and businesses, to solve their own mismanagement? Then what will stop them from, in their hunger for more, taking your home into the city limits, to tax you and me more? I don't know about you, but my taxes are too high now. It seems to me that Avon Park needs to look in their own pasture first. They need to see what is eating their funds. Do they have too much staff? Abusiness would cut out staff if that was the problem. Are there too many people in a department? Didn't I read that Avon Park has three code enforcement officers with cars? How long does it take to drive around this little town? I dare say one could walk around it in a day? How many police does it take to protect part of Avon Park? I understand that the northern and the southern part of the city has been by the county sheriff department for years. Is it possible that by working the county, the county could, by hiring one or two more officers, patrol the whole city for less. Just asking the question? Why two different departments doing the same job that one could do? What about the fire department? Is it true that the county fire department comes to your aid? If so, why don't they merge, saving tax dollars? How many chiefs do you need? We are in tough times. Perhaps there needs to be tough decisions. Isn't it past time for these petty power struggles to end? I know of a little town that had a water company. It was not being run to carry its own weight. It was sold to a private company. It is now doing great, serving that community. Taxing the property owners and businesses more doesn't encourage business growth. Why do you think businesses moved out of Avon Park? Was it to get away from your high taxes? What does Avon Park have to offer us in the county but more taxes. As for me and most of my neighbors out there, we would rather you stay on your side of the fence. Please don't try to move the line fence. Maybe Avon Park has sacred cows that need to go. This is my point of view from my side of the county side of the fence. J.G. Henderson Hair Depot Avon Park Special birthday for a special manEditor: My dad, Walt Pierce, is a resident of Sebring/Avon Park area. Today (Tuesday) is a special day for my father; his birthday is today. The most special part of having a birthday on 1/11/11 is being born at 11:11 on 1/11. I hope you appreciate this special day as much as I do. He's an awesome dad. Ginger PierceMore respect needed at theatersEditor: This past Saturday night we went to the movies. We are ages late 50's and late 60's and go out to dinner and a movie most Saturday nights. The theater was not crowded about 10 people our age. Just as the movie was starting about seven teenagers came in and took up the back seats. They starte d talking and making noise. As time went on, they kept talking and getting up and going in and out out th e theater, letting the door slam each time. Some people said something to them about being quiet and they laughed and said thank you. This is the second time we have had this problem at the ... theater. After the movie I went to the manager's office and complained. I was told they have to catch these people doing all of this before they can do any thing. I was told they have someone walk through the th eater every 15 minutes and I explained that we sat four or five rows from the back and never saw anyone come through the theater. I told the manger this is the second time that it has happened at th is theater and they are going to lose customers. We can't be the only people to complain. What happens is people don't go to the movies and so they don't go to dinner and that is less money spent around town. I feel it is the theater's responsibility to make su re their theaters are safe and have a good atmosphere for enjoying the movies. James Comerfo rd Lake Placid


By JULIE PACE Associated PressABOARD AIR FORCE ONE Rep. Gabrielle Giffords'friends say it's nothing short of a miracle: Days after being shot in the head point-blank, the injured congresswoman opened an eye Wednesday for the first time. Two of her closest friends from Congress, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., were in Giffords' Tucson, Ariz., hospital room at the time. Both had traveled to Arizona on Air Force One with President Barack Obama to attend a memorial service for the victims of Saturday's shooting rampage. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama immediately headed to University Medical Center after landing in Tucson, and spent about 10 minutes with Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly. Soon after, Gillibrand and Wasserman Schultz, along with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, got their chance to visit. The women became close friends while they were all serving in the House. Their professional bond turned personal, with Giffords and her husband going on doubledates with Gillibrand and her husband at Matchbox, one of their favorite Washington restaurants, and taking summer vacations to New Hampshire with Wasserman Schultz's family. These were the memories they were sharing with Giffords when the congresswoman started to signal that she may have known they were there. Gillibrand said she was holding Giffords'left hand when she started to feel it move. Giffords squeezed the senator's hand, then rubbed her hand with her thumb. Then Giffords'right eye started to flicker. (Her left eye, damaged in the shooting, is bandaged.) For about 30 seconds, Giffords struggled, before finally opening her eye wide and straining to focus on her friends, husband, parents and doctor. "We knew she could hear and understand what we were saying," Gillibrand told reporters traveling back to Washington with the president Thursday morning. It was the first time Giffords had opened her eye since the shooting. Kelly told Giffords to give him a thumbs-up if she could he ar him. Instead, she slow ly raised her left arm. "The doctor said this is amazing what she's doin g right now and beyond o ur greatest hopes," Gillibran d said. "It felt like we were watc hing a miracle," Wasserm an Schultz said. "The streng th that you could see flowing o ut of her, it was like she was tr ying to will her eyes open." On ABC's "Good Mornin g America" on Thursda y, Gillibrand added, "Everythin g that we love about Gabby w as all there at that moment." Kelly told the president an d first lady about the develo pment as they drove from t he hospital to the University of Arizona's McKale Cente r, where Obama would speak at a memorial service. Kel ly gave the president permissio n to tell the crowd. y our readiness to serve bill w ill be $12.92 (and) $16.09 o utside the city," Behrens s aid. "To send someone a bill e very month who is not using w ater is not fair," Heston "I don't want to put any a dded fees to our citizens r ight now," Council member B renda Gray added. "My only concern are our b usiness people who have r entals," Schuler said. "Our b usiness people are already s uffering. This effects those f ew people who are out there t rying to keep rentals. They a re getting slaughtered with a ll the new houses that are c oming out there at North Central Heights. I don't think the city can impose another fee on the citizens." The North Central Heights development includes 72 new low-income houses that will be rented out, luring some of the current renters across the city to move towards lowercost housing. The council directed city staff to return at the next meeting with solid numbers comparing the cost of connections and the estimated overall revenue of a readiness fee. 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It is a great calendar," said Pallone. "Katara did an amazing job and she donated so much of her time and services." The photos were taken by News-Sun staff photographer Katara Simmons, who owns the Kaptured by Katara photography studio. Calendars can be purchased at the Habitat office located at 159 South Commerce Ave. in Sebring. Pallone also plans to sell calendars at many upcoming community events. For more information, Pallone can be reached at 385-7156. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS T he Habitat for Humanity calendar features photos of several volunteers and officers of the organization. Habitat calendar makes debut t hat Norman had a passenger in the car and t hat he had told the passenger that it would b e in their best interest to leave the scene to a void being identified as a participant. After further investigation, it was r evealed that Pollard and Norman had s hared sexual relations in the past, the A PPD report said. On Wednesday, Norman called Pollard w hile he was on duty and asked him "how t he state attorney's office knew about the d rug deal and the man who was in her vehic le at the time of the reported shooting." The investigative report states that during t hat recorded conversation, Pollard assured N orman that he did not include that inform ation in his report. Downey's scheduled trial this week was c ancelled and his attempted murder charges w ere dropped by the state attorney's office a fter Pollard's information came out. Rowan stated that he advised Mayor Sharon Schuler and City Manger Bruce Behrens on Wednesday that the arrest was taking place. "We want to make it very clear that this behavior will not be tolerated. We will police ourselves and hold ourselves to a higher standard," Rowan said. Lt. John King said that all of Pollard's duties as resource officer were already taken over by another APPD officer. Pollard was placed on administrative leave without pay on Wednesday, and Rowan stated that his termination was pending, but should be finalized by Monday. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 2A AP tables water readiness fee APPDofficer arrested We want to make it very clear that this behavior will not be tolerated.'MICHAELROWAN police chief Congresswomen describe seeing Giffords open her eye for first time The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


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Page 6ANews-SunFriday, January 14, 2011www.newssun.com JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated PressPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti The air was choked with m emory Wednesday in this c ity where everyone lost a b rother, a child, a cousin or a friend. One year after the e arthquake, Haitians m arched down empty, rubb le-lined streets singing h ymns and climbed broken b uildings to hang wreaths of f lowers. The landscape is much as t he quake left it, thanks to a r econstruction effort that has y et to begin addressing the i ntense need. But the voices w ere filled with hope for h aving survived a year that s eemed to get worse at every t urn. "We've had an earthquake, h urricane, cholera, but we a re still here, and we are still t ogether," said Charlemagne S intia, 19, who joined other m ourners at a soccer stadium t hat served as an open-air m orgue after the quake and l ater housed a tent camp. Thousands gathered a round the city to be with l oved ones and pray. They f locked to the ruins of the o nce-towering national c athedral, to the soccer stad ium, to parks, hillsides and t he neighborhood centers. Businesses were closed. I nstead of traffic, streets w ere filled with people d ressed in white, the color of p rayer and mourning. They w aved their hands, cheered a nd called out to God as t hey wound down roads b eset by ruins. Astride the u nrepaired buildings are c amps where an estimated 1 m illion people still live, u nable to afford new homes. "God blessed me by taki ng only one of my cousins t hat day. Our house coll apsed but we have health a nd life," said Terez Benitot, a 56-year-old woman whose h usband, a mason, can not f ind work amid a reconstruct ion all are waiting to begin. The magnitude 7.0 earthq uake ripped the ground o pen at 4:53 p.m. Jan. 12, 2 010. The government raised i ts death toll estimate W ednesday to more than 3 16,000, but it did not e xplain how it arrived at that n umber. The earthquake exploded i n a previously undiscovered f ault, just 8.1 miles below t he surface and 15 miles w est of Port-au-Prince, the c apital and home to a third o f the country's population. Residents first heard a dist ant rumbling that reminded m any of a passing truck. T hen it blasted through e verything like an atomic d etonation, shattering walls, l eveling hillside after hills ide of fragile concrete h omes and bringing many of H aiti's largest and most i mportant buildings to the g round. When it was over, a cloud o f dust hung over the city, m aking it impossible to b reathe. Those inside the d estroyed cities and the even h arder-hit towns to the west w ere trapped if not literally under the rubble then in a bleeding, screaming island region cut off from the world as the sun quickly dipped below the horizon. The United Nations lost 102 staffers in the disaster the largest single loss of life in its history. At U.N. headquarters in New York on Wednesday, U.N. staff observed solemn silence for 47 seconds the duration of the quake. "Every day I see the faces of our fallen colleagues. I hear their voices," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. At the same time, the Haitian government had scheduled a nationwide minute of silence, but with few people to organize it went ignored in many areas. Ayear after the quake, workers are still finding bodies in the rubble. About a million people remain homeless. Neighborhood-sized camps look like permanent shantytowns on the fields and plazas of the capital. A cholera epidemic that erupted outside the quake zone has killed more than 3,600 people, and an electoral crisis between President Rene Preval's ruling party and its rivals threatens to break an increasingly fragile political stability. Less than 5 percent of the debris has been cleared. What's left would be enough to fill dump trucks parked bumper to bumper halfway around the world. It took until Wednesday for Haiti's government to lay the cornerstone for a new National Tax Office. The earthquake shattered the old building, where many workers were killed in one of the blows to the public sector that helped paralyze the government following the earthquake. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton attended the cornerstone-laying ceremony with Preval. Later Clinton joined Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive to update reporters on a reconstruction process they jointly oversee through the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission a process many Haitians and observers think has failed. More than $5.6 billion was pledged at a March 31 donors conference for a period of 18 months, but some $3.2 billion in public funding is still owed, according to Clinton's U.N. Office of the Special Envoy to Haiti. The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday called for the "swift disbursement of remaining pledges in support of Haiti's recovery." Clinton and Bellerive said progress has been made that half a million people have moved out of the camps that remain home to about 1 million. The aid group Oxfam disputes that figure, saying it's based on imprecise headcounts. Carl Juste/Miami Herald/MCT On the anniversary of Haiti's worst national disaster, the nation mourns again for the lost love ones at the side entrance gate of Our Lady of Assumption the national cathedral of Haiti. Here, Ethelia Cheri, 60, holds a photo of her daughter, Magdalaine Franck, 18, who died in last year's devastating earthquake. Haitians mourns quake dead, find hope in own strength 1 year later Carl Juste/Miami Herald/MCT Sitting inside the destroyed National Catherdral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Robert Fritz, 23, holds his daughter, Cristella Pierre Saint, as he waits for visitors to peddle for some loose change. Cristella was born on the day of the earthquake just outside the cathedral. She lost her mother just after birth. We've had an earthquake, hurricane, cholera, but we are still here and we are still together.'CHARLEMAGNESINTIA survivor Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos on Wednesday said Florida cannot afford the tax cuts that are among Gov. Rick Scott's top priorities. The Merritt Island Republican said cutting taxes simply doesn't add up when the state is facing a $3.5 billion gap between expected revenues and critical and high priority expenses for the budget year starting July 1. Scott, also a Republican, campaigned on promises to phase out Florida's corporate income tax and slash school property taxes as part of his plan to create 700,000 new jobs in seven years by making the state friendlier to business. His tax cuts could expand the budg et gap by another $2 billion. Haridopolos said he'd be open to the tax reductio ns only if Scott also propos es an equal amount of spen ding cuts to keep the budg et in balance. Scott is expect ed to unveil his budget propo sal to the Legislature in ear ly February. "I don't see the math ye t, but Rick Scott is a very ab le executive," Haridopol os said at a news conferenc e. "If he and his budget tea m can find a way to make it happen, we're going to be all ears." Haridopolos himself is a longtime advocate of t ax cutting but said he cann ot justify it when lawmake rs will have to cut spending in virtually every part of t he budget. Fla. Senate president says no tax cuts planned sion of cocaine. Donald Wade Jones, 26, of Sebring, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference non-support. Perusia Faye Mack, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference cruelty towards animals. Elijah James Peterson, 27, of Largo, was charged with three counts of violation of probation reference reckless driving with alcohol as factor, and possession of cannabis. Benjamin Hall Pollard, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with public servant falsifying official documents. Kevin Francis Risch, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with dealing in stolen property. Thomas Henry Thompson, 53, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Jamal Rashard Ward, 20, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference no valid driver license and possession of drug paraphernalia. Taurus Lamonte Wells, 25, of Lake Wales, was arrested on three out-of-county warrants reference possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana. Ashley Michelle Whigham, 18, of Sebring, was charged with battery. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Jan. 11: Spencer Neil Brooks, 24, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference DUI. Kimberly Christine Elder, 41, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of a controlled substance. Douglas Eugene McCarty, 42, of Lakeland, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of cocaine. Robert Bruce Miller, 68, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference leavin g the scene of an accident without giving information. Anthony Gordon Padgett, 32, of Sebring, was charged with 34 counts of violation of probation reference worthless check. Robert Bernard Pough, 41, of Avon Park, was charged with three counts of failure to appear reference resisting/obstructing an officer without violence, battery, and assault. Andrew Jose Ruiz Rios, 27, of Debary, was charged with retail theft. Ricky Wayne Rogers, 49, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of methamphetamine. Brandi Artika Thomas, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with petit theft, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, and criminal mischief. Stacey Keith Walizer, 35, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court reference child support. Charles Allen Zellefrow, 32, of Sebring, was char g ed with batter y Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER


By LAURAWIDES-MUNOZ APHispanic Affairs WriterMIAMI ARepublican g roup that includes former F lorida Gov. Jeb Bush on T hursday will kick off its e fforts to improve the party's o utreach to Hispanic voters, m any of whom have been c ritical of some GOPcandid ates'harsh rhetoric on illeg al immigration. The new Hispanic Action N etwork is part of a growing n umber of Republican organi zations reaching out to H ispanics in advance of next y ear's presidential election and it has powerful supp ort. The group is backed by f ormer Minnesota Sen. Norm C oleman, whose American A ction Network funneled m ore than $30 million in c ampaign funds to R epublicans in about 30 cong ressional races last year. Republicans don't need to win a majority of Hispanic votes. But with the Latino population growing in swing states such as Nevada, Colorado and Florida, Republicans need to chip away at Hispanics'overall 21 preference for Democrats. Democrats say their party's support comes from their stances on issues such as health care, education and the economy, as well as its response to Republican attacks on illegal immigrants. But Bush and other Republicans have long maintained their party is a natural fit for Hispanics, particularly recent immigrants, because of the party's social conservatism, anti-abortion stance and positions for private school vouchers and other school choice proposals as well as lower taxes. Bush, who met his Mexican-born wife Columba when he taught English in her homeland, said the party needs to be more engaged in the Hispanic community and not just during election campaigns. "It's about more than running ads in the Spanish-language media," said Bush, who speaks fluent Spanish. "It's also about showing people you want them to be part of the effort, putting in the time even when people aren't looking...it means using rhetoric that doesn't turn people off." House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a possible 2010 presidential candidate, announced a similar effort in Washington, D.C., last month with his Americanos group. Meanwhile, Alfonso Aguilar, former President George W. Bush's first citizenship and immigration czar, now runs the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. The former president, who is Jeb Bush's brother, had a stronger and more successful Hispanic outreach program than almost any other national Republican. He unsuccessfully pushed sweeping immigration reform during his presidency. Jeb Bush told The Associated Press Tuesday "the more the merrier" as far as outreach programs goes. Unlike Gingrich, he says he has ruled out running for president in 2012. That's despite his close ties to the Cuban-American community and his work on Latin American trade, all of which could help make him one of the few Republicans to win a sizable Latino vote. Another conference attendee, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, is considered a likely Republican candidate for president in 2012. The Republican groups need to overcome several obstacles. The immigration rhetoric of some GOPcandidates frequently overshadowed other issues during the 2010 election, such as when tea party-backed Republican Senate candidate Sharon Angle of Nevada ran ads portraying illegal immigrants as thuggish gang members. The House Republican leadership took a symbolic step toward bridging the gap with Latino voters last week in bypassing controversial Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa as the next chairman of the Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on immigration. King once suggested on the House floor that an electrified border fence would stop illegal immigrants, likening it to the practice used to corral livestock. Yet so far, the only new Republican proposal on immigration has come from a group of state lawmakers who are looking to trigger a Supreme Court review of the Constitution's 14th Amendment. As currently applied, it grants automatic citizenship to anyone born in the country, including the children of illegal immigrants. If the court upholds that application, they want Congress and the states to amend the amendment. Simon Rosenberg, head of the liberal-leaning NDN organization, applauded Republican efforts to reach Latinos. "It would be bad for t he Latino community to on ly have one political par ty working with them," he sai d. "I think it is very importa nt that Jeb Bush move the par ty forward." But Rosenberg question ed the notion that Hispani cs have more in common wi th conservatives th an Democrats. For example, he said, Hispanics are more lik ely to be uninsured than t he average American and th us more likely to benefit fro m the Democrats'recent heal th care overhaul that will grea tly expand insurance cove rage. He said the GOPnee ds more than improved ou treach. Serving the district Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK Highlands County Moose L odge 2494 will host k araoke by Julia today. The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill have music by Joe and J ackie from 5-8 p.m. today. K araoke by Bildi from 5-8 p .m. Saturday. For details a nd menu selection, call 4 52-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will have music w ith L&LDuo today. Bingo w ill be at 2 p.m. Saturday w ith early bird at 1:30 p.m. F or details and menu select ion, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose L odge 2374 will have Texas H old-em at 2 p.m. today and m usic with Larry Musgrave f rom 6-10 p.m. Bingo-bango i s set for 2 p.m. Saturday a nd music with Steve Baker a nd Tony from 6-10 p.m. For d etails and menu selection, c all 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks L odge 2661 will host music b y Chrissy Frankie today. B ar bingo is set for 1:30 p .m. Saturday. For details a nd menu selection, call 4 65-2661. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge will have music by Quick Fire from 7-11 p.m. today. A golf tournament is set for Saturday and music by Spare Change will be from 7-11 p.m. For more information, call 655-3920.Tickets on sale for Spring FlingSEBRING Tickets are now on sale for the Green Spring Fling on Thursday, March 24 at Brighton Seminole Casino in the Bingo Hall. The event starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. with a Parade of Holiday Hats. All Red Hatters are encouraged to decorate their purple or red hat in a holiday theme of their choice. Following the awards for Best of Show Hats, lunch will be served. Bingo paks will be sold during the meal by the Bingo Crew. The event will close with a bingo session. Men are invited and welcome to attend this event. The tickets for lunch are $ 9.95 and are available from Becky Williams at 465-0161 or 3 Cherrywood Way, Lake Placid or by reserving them by e-mailing Becky at beckshel@embarqmail.com. All South Central Red Hatters and male guests are invited to this 10th anniversary fling. In the custom of disorganized red hatters, St. Patrick's Day will be celebrated one week after the fact.Storytime continues at LP LibraryLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Memorial Library will continue to introduce children to the love of reading with free Storytime for 3to 5-year old children every Thursday at 10 a.m. Lapsits for infants and toddlers through three years of age will take place at 10:30 am. For additional information call 863-6993705 or visit the library at 205 WInterlake Blvd., Lake Placid, Florida 33852. Continued from page 2A www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 14, 2011Page 7A 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 4320 US 27 N. SebringFull Service Auto Center HONESTY WITH A SMILEŽClint CoolOwner/Technician Over 15 Years Exp. ASE/Factory Certi“ed Brakes € A/C € Belts Struts € Transmission Alignments Elec. Diagnosis Oil & Lube and More!Licensed & Insured Listen Every Friday @ 9:10am to Ask A Mechanic with Barry Foster on TK730 Pool Enclosures & Rescreening Screen Rooms „ Vinyl & Glass RoomBobby Lee Aluminum Inc.863-453-254345 N.Central Ave.,Avon Park SERVING HIGHLANDS, HARDEE & POLK COUNTIESLicensed & Insured HC 01918 Rescreen Your Pool Enclosure or Screen Room COUPONREQUIRED CEILINGS 85¢ per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.10)WALLS 75¢ per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.00)Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. EXPIRES 01/31/11 Phifer Screen C. George Woodfine of Stamford, CT., Westerly, RI and Sebring, FL, passed away Monday, January 10, 2011 from pancreatic cancer. Born on February 28, 1941 in Port Chester, NY, he was the son of the late Charles and Janet Brown Woodfine. George, WoodyŽ to his friends, spent most of his childhood in Greenwich, CT and graduated Greenwich High School in 1959. He belonged to the Order of DeMolay and was raised to its highest level, Master Counselor. As a young adult, George became a Mason. In 1963, he married Elizabeth A. Anthony and lived in Cos Cob, CT with his wife and three children, Kim, Debbie, and Ken, until moving to Stamford in 1986. George had a 30 year career as an electronics engineer, working for Barnes Engineering Company of Stamford, CT and Summagraphics of Seymour, CT. For many years he worked Saturdays at Daves Cycle & Mower Shop in Cos Cob. He volunteered as an Assistant Scout Master of Troup 10 and served on the Board of Trustees at Diamond Hill United Methodist Church. He was considered a talented Jack-of-all-TradesŽ and could build or repair just about anything using his electrical, plumbing, and carpentry skills. However, his true passion was Computer Science. George went back to school and received a degree from Norwalk State Technical College in 1979. Educating others in this field was very important to him and he chose to share that passion, teaching in the computer labs at Bridgeport Engineering Institute. Dad was a man of few words whose priority was to love, protect and provide for his family. Well done, Dad! You will forever be held dear in our hearts. George is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Elizabeth A. Woodfine, his children, Kim Woodfine Crawford, Debralee Woodfine, both of Trumbull, CT, and Kenneth George Woodfine and his wife Bridget Gillon Woodfine of Fairfield, CT. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Lea and Micheal Crawford, James and Jordan Woodfine, and Delaney and Casey Woodfine. Family and friends are invited to share condolences on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 10 am … 12 pm at Fred D Knapp & Son, 267 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The National Emphysema Foundation, c/o Sreedhar Nair, MD, 128 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851 or The Norwalk Hospital Foundation, 30 Stevens Street, Norwalk, CT 06856. Arrangements entrusted to: FRED D. KNAPP & SON FUNERAL HOME Greenwich, CT 06830 203-869-0315C. GEORGE WOODFINE Charles Raymond Smith, age 77, of Sebring, Florida died after a long illness on Saturday, January 8, 2011. He was born in Kankakee, Illinois on August 10, 1933, the son of Thomas A. Smith and Minnie Mae Stiley. Ray (as he was commonly known) served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany and Korea. He was married to Althea Hattis on October 6, 1956 in Vicksbug, Michigan. They lived in Michigan, Illinois and for the last 15 years resided in Sebring, Florida. He worked at several jobs until he was injured at General Motors in Kalamazoo. In the most recent years he drove a tour bus for Annette Tour Lines of Sebring., He enjoyed visiting with the traveling public and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Ray is survived by his wife, Althea, three daughters, Allana Slager of Sebring, Janice Williams of Berlin, Wisconsin and Roberta (Drew) McVicker of Fountain, Michigan; seven grandchildren, Tiffany (Ryan) and Timothy (Desiree) Slager, Sarah (Darrell), David (Rona) and Hannah Williams, Brandon (Chelsea) and Luke McVicker. Also surviving are five greatgrandchildren, Allie Raye, Ashleigh, Andrew, Taavi, and Benjamin. He is survived by three sisters, Mary Ann (Spence) Barnard, Betty Lou (Dan) Kavaney and Donna Jean (Lavern) Learned; three brothers, George (Jay) Smith, Donald (June) Huffman and Herbert (Janet) Huffman. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and sisters and brother-in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Donald Huffman; his brother, James Smith; his sister, Ina Mae Lamb; and his mentor and father-in-law, Stanley Hattis. There will be no immediate funeral services. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Fountain, Michigan. Arrangements entrusted to: STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.comCHARLES RAYMOND SMITH Betty GodfreyBetty J. Collins Godfrey, 63, of Avon Park died Dec. 31, 2010. Born in Avon Park, she was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Apostolic Church of Jesus. She is survived by a son, Rodney; daughters, Sycondra Collins, Artarasha Collier and Lacresha Allen; 14 grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at Apostolic Church of Jesus in Avon Park. Afuneral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at Apostolic Church of Jesus with Bishop Stanley Smith officiating. 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If We can assist you, please call us:385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW, 2609 BAYVIEW STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 on 01/27/11 at 9:00 AM. Contents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. J730 Andrews, III, Charles E. HOUSEHOLD GOODS C231 Bracht, Pauline HOUSEHOLD GOODS I645 Henricks, Janice B. HOUSEHOLD GOODS A168 Kurtz, William Edward HOUSEHOLD GOODS A170 Silverman, Jeffrey HOUSEHOLD GOODS Sale being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash or Credit/Debit Card accepted. Contents to be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following the sale. CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863)386-0880 January 7, 14, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S. 83:801-809. Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M. FRIDAY, JANUARY 21st, 2011, at Highlands Self Storage Inc. 7825 S. George Blvd. Sebring, FL 33872. All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted. Any vehicle within sold for parts only. Units # 12-19-33 January 7, 14, 2011 1050Legals NOTICE OF POLICY AMENDMENT SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES The following policy will be considered at the regular Board meeting to be held Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the DeSoto Campus at 2251 NE Turner Drive, Arcadia, FL. The general public is invited. Policy Development: Proposed amendments to the following policy. Policy 2.01 Organization State-Level For additional information, interested parties may visit the college website at www.southflorida.edu/trustees or contact the Office of the President, South Florida Community College at 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. January 14, 16, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-496 IN RE: ESTATE OF GERALD JOSEPH MUSIAL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GERALD JOSEPH MUSIAL, deceased, whose date of death was February 26, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 7, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Yvonne M. Kita 808 Cedar St., Riverston, NJ 08077-1727 Attorneys for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL. 33870 (863) 385-0112 /s/ Jane M. Hancock JANE M. HANCOCK Florida Bar Number 341002 January 7, 14, 2011 5, PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before February 7, 2011 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 30th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette Daff As Deputy Clerk January 7, 14, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000895 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plantiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, A SSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES A ND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF GEORGE S. HAYLETT, DECEASED, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND A LL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF GEORGE S. HAYLETT, DECEASED Last Known Address: Unknown Current Residence: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOTS 16 AND 17, BLOCK 28, HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION P, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. GC 10-1317 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICANS, A S TRUSTEE FOR TEH REGISTERED HOLDERS OF SAXON ASSET SECURITIES TRUST 2005-4 MORTGAGELOAN ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-4, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER J. PYLE, MARIA A. PYLE, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, AND UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. Notice of Action TO: Christopher J. Pyle Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s), whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK 59, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, A T PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: 4501 COOPER DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Clarfield & Okon, P.A. Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the first publication of this notice, on or before February 18, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on January 6, 2011. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk Clarfield & Okon, P.A. A ttorney for Plaintiff 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 713-1400 January 14, 21, 2011 1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsCASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. 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Page 10ANews-SunFriday, January 14, 2011www.newssun.com CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE € Aluminum € PVC Sets € Wicker Sets € Bars & Bar Stools € Glider Chairs € Swivel Chairs € Outdoor Rugs € Outdoor Fireplaces € Umbrellas € Gas Fire Pits NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED! Director Vic Anderson Assoc. Director Bob WilliamsPresents Highlands County 55 MemberConcert BandDonation $6.00 ~ Students $3.00 Tickets Available from Band Members or At the Door The Highlands County Concert Band is pleased to recognize South Florida Community College as the sponsor for this performance.Featuring € Big Band Sound of the SKYLARKS € Special Vocalist BECKY MCINTYREThursday, January 20, 2011 7:30 pm South Florida Community College Theatre for the Performing Arts NEWS-SUN


By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Park h eld back the Lake Placid o ffense to down the Dragons 7 2-53, but the Devil's head c oach was not pleased with t he level of play. "The first quarter was a bout it," said Avon Park h ead coach Luther Clemons. We won, we just didn't play a full game." "No one was moving, our p assing was horrible," C lemons added. "We are up a nd down lately. We were up f or Tenoroc, and now we are d own. We have to get some c onsistency." The other side of the bench w as more optimistic and the D ragon's coach, David Veley, s till is looking for a second p lace district finish. "My guys played hard and we fought a good fight," said Veley. "We were doing what we were supposed to do. S ome questionable calls, e specially in the second half, w ere able to drag us down at t imes, but we still played t ough. The score really does n ot reflect the level of play." Avon Park struggled with b all handling and bad passes, a llowing Lake Placid to keep t he score close throughout t he first half, drawing within s ix points of the Devils in the s econd period. But, the Lake Placid rallies w ere kept in check by the R ed Devil defense, led by R eggie Baker and his steals. Usually a second half t eam, the Devils could not f ind the legs for the usual t hird period press. "We just could not get m oving. We usually come out s trong in the third, but for s ome reason it seemed like their feet were nailed down," Clemons said. Lake Placid's Andre Wilson was able to lead the Dragons with 18 points while Avon Park's Alonzo Robertson was the game's top scorer with 19. Avon Park's Reggie Baker was close behind with 16 points for the night. The Devils have a virtual lock on the district regular season title, and look to add another to the win column tonight at Frostproof while the Dragons, searching to solidify their finish in the upper tier of the district standings, travel to Ft. Meade tonight before going out of conference for a rare Saturday matinee in a home contest against LaBelle. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID On Monday, Jan. 10, the Lake Placid Senior Softball Association kicked off its 19th season at the Lake June Ballfields. Only two players are still active from the inaugural 1993 season--George Quay, World War II Navy veteran and author of the only shutout in league history, and Eli Rivera, former Army paratrooper and, with his son Richard, part of the only father-son tandem in the league. Lockhart Service Center and Yates Insurance engaged in a real slugfest, with Lockhart prevailing 27-26 as the two teams combined for 60 hits. For Lockhart, Cliff Bluml had five hits, with Dick Cook, Dave Reed, and Billy Todd each getting four. Todd's walk-off, grandslam homer in the bottom of the eighth was the game winner. For Yates, Ron Hanish was a perfect five-for-five at the plate and played solid defense at third base in a game where defense was minimal.Bill Gallager had four hits, including two home runs, Victor Rodriguez had four hits, including a homer and Bob Fox had a homer among his three hits. The defense was exceptional for Schooni's in their 19-3 win over Seminole Tire. Schooni's turned four double plays, with Bob Poulan and Ed Engler each recording unassisted gems. John Buja led the hit parade with two home runs and a double, while Gary Steeves, Don Ward (two triples), Ed Engler, Bob Poulan, Bob Roth and Darrell Richards had three hits each. In Wednesday action, Lockhart (2-0) continued their winning ways with an 18-11 win over Central Security (0-1). Dick Cook had five hits for the winners. ManagerDoran Quigg and Dave Reed each chipped in with four, with Reed blasting two long round-trippers out of the park. Jim Louzan knocked one of his patented laser shots over the left field fence for Central Security. The defense that worked so well for Schooni's (1-1) on Mondaybecame their worst enemy in an errorfilled eighth inning that allowed Lake Placid Marine (1-0) to plate five runs and win 17-13. Ken Morgan was the hitting star for the Mariners with four hits, including two doubles and a triple. Gary Tankersleyalso had four hits, while Andy Timmermanis was solid on defense in thwarting Schooni's eighth-inning rally. Bob Poulan had four hits for Schooni's. In Wednesday's other game, Yates Insurance (1-1) defeated Seminole Tire (02) 20-2. Curt Brown and Jim Radcliff each had five hits, while Jim Morgan and George Lavoie had fo ur each to back the solid pitc hing ofVictor Rodrigu ez against the ru nstarved'Noles. Though a fun day at t he ball park nearly turned tra gic before two hero es stepped up to the plate. Dick Card, 73, was happ y to be back playing seni or softball. In 2009, he had quintup le bypass surgery.This pa st spring, he had remarried an d was looking forward to t he 2011 Lake Placid Seni or Softball Association seaso n as a player for Lake Plac id Marine. His brother Bill was pla ying for Central Security, an d the two teams were playin g each other in the openin g game of the season. Life was good or so he thought. While running aroun d second base, Dick sudden ly collapsed. As he laid motionles s, numerous cell phones call ed 911 for assistance. Immediately two resc ue workers sprang into action Neither had anticipat ed doing life saving work th at day. Gary Tankersley, a play er for Lake Placid Marine, h ad been an EMS/fireman in t he Detroit area. Trained in CPR, he h ad taught the subject to coun tless Michigan residents in hospitals and schools. Like most of the LPSS A players, he played softba ll to relax and have fun in h is Near tragedy averted as life-saving heroes step up SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, January 14, 2011 Page 3B LP Senior Softball starts with a bang See HEROES, page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Shannon Williams and the Lady Blue Streaks trounced Frostproof, 59-7 Tuesday, while Osceola held off the Ernst Toussaint and the Sebring soccer team 2-1. News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Reggie Baker gets this drive up and in despite the defense of Kirk Veley in Avon Park's win over Lake Placid Tuesday night. News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Nevada Weaver expects some contact as he powers toward the hoop with Marcus Dewberry, #25, and Avierre Conner defending, Tuesday in the Dragons loss at Avon Park. By DANHOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAfter a tough district lo ss to Winter Haven Mond ay night, the Lady Blue Strea ks got back on the winnin g track, traveling to Frostpro of Tuesday against the ove rmatched Lady Bulldogs an d taking a 59-7 victory. In other action, Avon Pa rk bested a game Lake Plac id squad by a 48-34 sco re Tuesday night. The Lady Devils are st ill vying for a high seed in t he district while the Drago ns continued improveme nt could make them a toug h draw come district tourn ament time. The Streaks were in La ke Wales Thursday night whi le Avon Park traveled to Barto w and Lake Placid was off. Sebring is off tonight, b ut the Lady Devils ho st Frostproof and the Drago ns welcome Ft. Meade to tow n in district contests. In soccer action Tuesda y, Osceola edged the Sebrin g boys, 2-1, but the resu lt showed how the Sebring bo ys are progressing. After a 3-0 loss earlier in the season to the Kowboy s, the Streaks kept it much clo ser this time around. Things went better for t he Lake Placid boys as well, as they got a big district ro ad win at Tenoroc, 4-0, Tuesd ay night. Sebring was back in actio n Thursday night with a no ndistrict home game again st Clewiston before hosting di strict foe Liberty tonight. The Dragons travel to DeSoto tonight for a non-di strict contest. After dropping an 8-0 co ntest at Okeechobee Tuesda y, the Avon Park girls socc er team closed out its'regul ar season Thursday against vi siting Hardee. Ladies hoops, boys soccer making some strides Red Devils hold off hungry Dragons Avon Park72Lake Placid53 This coming Saturday, we a t Sebring Kayak Tours are r evisiting one of our old f avorites Peace River. We will meet at the canoe l aunch at Brownville Park in D esoto County at 10 a.m. Directions will be provide d upon registration, or you c an visit our website, w ww.SebringKayakTours.co m and select the corresponding tour from the Calendar page. The ride will paddle downstream to Arcadia with a stop for lunch about halfway. $39 per person Cost includes kayak as well as all necessary equipment, escorted tour and shuttle service $19 for those providing their own kayaks Bring lunch/snacks. We will also stop for homemade ice cream in Arcadia before returning to Sebring, so bring a few dollars for that. To reserve a spot, or for more information, call 2020815 or email SebringKayakTours@yahoo. com. Sebring Kayak Tours heading to Peace River


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 Boston299.763 New York2216.5797 Philadelphia1523.39514 Toronto1325.34216 New Jersey1028.26319 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3010.750 Orlando2513.6584 Atlanta2614.6504 Charlotte1521.41713 Washington1026.27818 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago2513.658 Indiana1620.4448 Milwaukee1422.38910 Detroit1226.31613 Cleveland830.21117WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio336.846 Dallas2611.7036 New Orleans2316.59010 Memphis1821.46215 Houston1722.43616 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City2613.667 Utah2613.667 Denver2116.5684 Portland2019.5136 Minnesota930.23117 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers2911.718 Phoenix1621.4321112Golden State1523.40513 L.A. Clippers1324.3331412Sacramento828.22219 ___ Wednesday's Games Charlotte 96, Chicago 91 Indiana 102, Dallas 89 Atlanta 104, Toronto 101 Boston 119, Sacramento 95 Memphis 107, Detroit 99 San Antonio 91, Milwaukee 84 New Orleans 92, Orlando 89, OT Oklahoma City 118, Houston 112 Phoenix 118, New Jersey 109, OT Utah 131, New York 125 L.A. Lakers 115, Golden State 110 L.A. Clippers 111, Miami 105 Thursday's Games Washington at Minnesota, late Orlando at Oklahoma City, late Miami at Denver, late Friday's Games Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at New York, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Cleveland at Utah, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10 p.m. New Jersey at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia2710559142109 Pittsburgh2714458143107 N.Y. Rangers2516353127109 N.Y. Islanders132173397134 New Jersey112922478133 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston231275312393 Montreal2417351109105 Buffalo1819541115124 Toronto1820440112125 Ottawa162163893132 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay2613557131137 Washington2413755126116 Atlanta2216751140140 Carolina2115648127128 Florida1920240113109WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit2711559149123 Nashville231365211198 Chicago2418351142124 St. Louis2016646114123 Columbus2020343110134 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver288662145102 Colorado2216650144142 Minnesota2117547108123 Calgary1820541117129 Edmonton1321733103141 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas2613557127118 Anaheim2418452124127 Phoenix2113951121123 Los Angeles2318147126108 San Jose2118547121122 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 2 Tampa Bay 3, Washington 0 Chicago 4, Colorado 0 Anaheim 7, St. Louis 4 Thursday's Games Philadelphia at Boston, late Carolina at Buffalo, late Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, late Vancouver at N.Y. Rangers, late Nashville at Florida, late Toronto at Phoenix, late St. Louis at Los Angeles, late Edmonton at San Jose, late Friday's Games Vancouver at Washington, 7 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 7 p.m. Calgary at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Wednesday's Scores EAST Albright 82, Widener 74 Binghamton 83, UMBC 75 Bloomsburg 91, Millersville 87, OT Bluffton 83, Manchester 72 Bucknell 75, American U. 60 Capital 82, Marietta 74 Duquesne 67, Saint Louis 45 George Mason 86, Northeastern 60 George Washington 72, Fordham 52 Heidelberg 65, Otterbein 59 Hofstra 74, Towson 60 Holy Cross 68, Army 54 Indiana, Pa. 65, Gannon 45 John Jay 79, CCNY 56 Kings, Pa. 80, Delaware Valley 74 La Salle 89, Penn 83, OT Lafayette 75, Colgate 64 Lehigh 71, Navy 63 Maine 66, Albany, N.Y. 64 Malone 89, Mount Vernon Nazarene 78 Medgar Evers 63, York, N.Y. 48 Misericordia 63, DeSales 58 N.J. Tech 79, Texas-Pan American 60 Pittsburgh 72, Georgetown 57 Syracuse 76, St. John's 59 Temple 83, St. Bonaventure 55 Villanova 88, Louisville 74 Wilmington, Ohio 70, Ohio Northern 63 York, Pa. 70, Hood 66 SOUTH Alabama 57, South Carolina 47 Augusta St. 63, Armstrong Atlantic 61 Bethany,W.Va. 71, Thomas More 66 Brevard 80, Catawba 75 Clemson 87, Georgia Tech 62 Davidson 79, Furman 70 Dist. of Columbia 94, Pfeiffer 90 Ferrum 69, Greensboro 61 Florida St. 66, Duke 61 Francis Marion 86, S.C.-Aiken 79 Johnson C. Smith 69, Lincoln, Pa. 61 LSU 56, Arkansas 53 Lycoming 74, Lebanon Valley 68 Maryland 74, Wake Forest 55 Milligan 67, Bryan 66 Northwestern St. 73, Nicholls St. 64 Randolph-Macon 83, E. Mennonite 78 Roanoke 73, Washington & Lee 59 Shenandoah 66, Marymount, Va. 60 Spalding 58, Eureka 43 Thiel 77, Westminster, Pa. 64 Tusculum 61, Carson-Newman 54 UAB at East Carolina, ppd. UNC Wilmington 76, Delaware 53 UTEP 69, Tulane 58 Va. Comm 70, William & Mary 52 Va. Wesleyan 53, Randolph 50 Vanderbilt 73, Georgia 66 Voorhees 70, King, Tenn. 67 Wingate 66, Lenoir-Rhyne 58 Wofford 74, Georgia Southern 65 MIDWEST Adrian 69, Albion 63 Anderson, Ind. 69, Rose-Hulman 54 Ashford 68, Viterbo 56 Augsburg 66, Macalester 57 Ball St. 72, W. Michigan 63 Calvin 78, Olivet 74 Carleton 60, Bethel, Minn. 56 Cent. Michigan 65, Toledo 52 Cincinnati 74, South Florida 66 Colorado 74, Kansas St. 66 Concordia, Mich. 64, Aquinas 53 Cornerstone 101, Siena Heights 81 Davenport 76, Northwestern Ohio 68 Dayton 65, Saint Joseph's 59 Edgewood 83, Wis. Lutheran 60 Evansville 67, Drake 51 Grand Valley St. 89, Northwd, Mich. 39 Gustavus 72, St. John's, Minn. 57 Hope 89, Alma 58 Indiana St. 59, Bradley 53 Indiana Tech 64, Michigan-Dearborn 39 Kalamazoo 99, Trine 83 Kansas 84, Iowa St. 79 Lakeland 71, Marian, Ind. 66 Missouri 77, Nebraska 69 Missouri St. 64, S. Illinois 51 N. Iowa 46, Illinois St. 44 Northwestern 90, Iowa 71 Ohio 79, Akron 70 Ohio St. 68, Michigan 64 Seton Hall 78, DePaul 67 St. Olaf 102, Hamline 96 St. Thomas, Minn. 69, Cncrdia, Mor. 61 Webster 61, Washington, Mo. 58 Westminster, Mo. 76, Greenville 61 Wichita St. 66, Creighton 56 Wis.-Eau Claire 76, Wis.-Superior 71, OT Wis.-Platteville 57, Wis.-Stevens Pt. 56 Wis.-Whtwter 89, Wis.-Oshksh 87, 2OT Xavier 79, Massachusetts 50 SOUTHWEST Incarnate Word 78, W. Texas A&M 61 McNeese St. 78, Lamar 76 SMU 64, Memphis 58 Southern Miss. 81, Rice 78, OT Stephen F.Austin 75, Cent. Arkansas 63 TCU 78, Wyoming 60 Texas A&M 71, Oklahoma St. 48 Texas-Arlington 65, Sam Houston St. 58 UTSA 55, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 47 LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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 vs.LaBelle,3:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Sectional Qualifier,Sebring,10:15 a.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Tenoroc,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring 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. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Haines City,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at District Tournament,Winter Haven,vs.Ridge,6 p.m. Walker SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Vanguard,6/9 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Vanguard, 7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.25: Girls/Boys Basketball at City of Life,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY,Jan.27: Girls/Boys Basketball vs.AllSaints,6/7:30 p.m. Heartland Christian TUESDAY: 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 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. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Ft.Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Ft.Meade, 6/7:30 p.m. S S K K I I I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . American Ski Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C N N H H L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 4H H I I G G H H S S C C H H O O O O L L B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . St. Patrick (NJ) vs. Winter Park (FL). . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . DeMatha (MD) vs. St. Anthony (NJ). . E E S S P P N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 a a . m m . Marquette at Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 N N o o o o n n Cincinnati at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 8 8 N N o o o o n n Vanderbilt at Tennessee . .. . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 p p . m m . Maryland vs. Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 p p . m m . Missouri at Texas A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 2 2 p p . m m . 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r etirement years. Kelly Spurlock, a local n urse, was sitting in the s tands as she had come to w atch her father Jim Lorne p lay for Central Security. Kelly and Gary had never m et but that would soon c hange. Both knew what to do w ithout being asked. They ran to the stricken p layer and immediately b egan CPR. Kelly first had to remove a w ad of chewing tobacco from D ick's mouth. Gary then began the 15 c hest pumps, with Kelly prov iding the mouth-to-mouth r ecesitation. As worried players and s pectators watched in s tunned silence, the two h eroes did their job. After what seemed like an e ternity, Lake Placid EMS a rrived and took Dick to the h ospital. Dick was life-flighted to a h ospital in Tampa where doct ors discovered that three of h is five stents had collapsed. At this writing, he is still i n the Tampa hospital, alert a nd responding to comm ands. His brother Bill relates that w hen he regained consciousn ess, he inquired, "Did we w in the game?" Doctorsmay have to do a nother open heart surgery to r epair the damage from his o rdeal. Hospital authorities told t he family that the CPR work d one on the field saved D ick's life. When informed of this, T ankersley was humble in describing the incident. When a player told him he was a hero, he deflected the praise to the work of Kelly Spurlock in the life saving process. When asked if Dick had stopped breathing during the CPR, he said, "Dick died three times.He is alive by the grace of God." For anyone involved in sports, whether children or adults, it is incumbent that someone be present who is skilled in CPR.Tankersley remarked that it goes beyond sports. "What if a spouse or loved one falls at home?What if a child loses consciousness?" For CPR training in Highlands County, contact the Red Cross at 386-4440 or go to redcross.org Do it now.Save a life.Be a hero. Golf HammockThe Golf Hammock Ladies played a Low Gross, Low Net event Wednesday, Jan. 12. Winning the First Flight Low Gross was Ruth Harris with a 46 with Bonnie Nigh and Florence Towell tying for Low Net honors at 35. Second Flight Low Gross went to Nancy Senior with 55 and Audrey Walther and Jo Thornburg tied for Low Net with 38 each. On Monday, Jan. 10, the Mezza Group payed Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. There was a tie in A Group between Frank Borgia and Jim Gulick at plus 2. Taking first place in B group was Stan Griffis at plus 3, while second place went to Mike La Jiness at plus 2. Denis Shank took first place with plus 8 in C group and second place went to Danny Geirer with plus 4. D group first place David Mulligan with plus 2 and second place went to Joe Hyzny at plus 1. Egroup first place was Billy Parr at plus 2. Bobby Cuklbert and Wayne Meyer tied for second with minus 3. Taking first place in F group was Bill Alesi with polus 5, Terry Yandle took second place with plus 4. There was a tie in Ggroup for first place at plus 4 between Sal Sboto and Bob Hughes with plus 4. Janet Regan had a plus4 in first place and Jerry Patterson had a plus 2 for second place. I group first place was Roy Allen withplus 1 and a three way tie for second between Pete Mezza, Bob Fidlin and Les Layton at even. J group first place with plus 5 went to Gordon Outman and second place with plus 1 to Jean Terrell. K group first place Janet Howland had plus 4 and Don Tiemans with plus 3 for second place. Next Mondaythe Mezza group will have a shotgun start at Golf Hammock Country Club beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive early to register. For more information call PeteMezza at 382-1280.Harder HallA Hole In One was recorded Tuesday, Jan. 11 as Eldon McCubbin used a 7-Wood to ace the 104-yard, par 3 16th hole. Witnessing the fantastic feat were Paul Howard and Richie Dunn.Lake June West Golf ClubThe Men's Association played a Best Ball event on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Winning first place was the team of John Simmons, Dick Denhart, Pat Houlihan and Don Boulton with 37; second place, Claude Cash, Pete McNamee, Bob Williams and Ron Tarr with 38; and third place, Doyan Eades, Cal Billingsley, Bill Fowler and Joe Swartz with 40. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Bob Knishka, 0feet-7-inches; No. 4, Joe Swartz, 4-feet-6inches; and No. 8, Walt Nagel, 4-feet-3-inches. The ladies association played a Ladies League event on Monday, Jan. 3. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Virginia Simmons, Gloria Huggett and Helen Hunter; Mary McNamee, Verna Knishka, Jan Mann and Diane Roush with 39 each. Third place, Margaret Schultz, Elaine Orr, Lynn Martin and Barbara Cash with 40. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Verna Knishka, 6-feet-7-inches; No. 4, Kim Givens, 3-feet-4.5-inches; and No. Kim Fiers, 2-feet-6.5-inches.PinecrestThe Men's Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points Wednesday, Jan. 12. Taking team honors were Roger Godin, Dick Bouchard, Chick Regan and Paul DuBrule with +13, while Larry Stagg, John O'Neill and Bill Kays were second at +11. Godin also took A Division, individually, with +6, over the +4 posted by Robert Culbertson for second. Joe Martini won B Division with +7 with Mike McCarville second with +6. Paul Brown's +8 topped C Division with DuBrule taking D Division with +6. A two-way tie for second in D Division was seen between Bud Kammerman and Ted Huff, each scoring +3.Placid LakesThe Men's Association played a One Best Ball event Wednesday, Jan. 12 and saw the win come down to a match of cards. John Rosettis, Howard Ticknor, Bruce Miseno and Jim Beatty's score of -16 was equaled by Bud Snyder, Bob McMillian, Taft Green and Davidi Raciti, but the former foursome came out on top when the cards were compared. Taking third place in the event, with a -14, were David Moiles, Frank Fisher, Russ Isaacs and Al LaMura. In Closest to the Pin, Gene Ransom got to within 6-feet, 7-inches from No. 13. The Men's Association played a Team, Low Net event on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Winning first place was the team of John Goble, Frank Fisher, Jim Hays and Allen Verhage with minus-11; second place, Tom Lacy, Ed Bartusch, David Raciti and Darrell Horney with minus-7; and third place, Al LaMura, Jim Beatty, Bill Lockwood and David Moiles with minus-4. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Taft Green, 10-feet-1-inch.River GreensThe Men's Association played a Men's Day event on Saturday, Jan. 8. Winning first place was the team of Vince Boever, Tim Thomas, Gerry Page and Fred Evans with minus33; second place, Tom Morway, Hank Wunderlich, John Hierholzer and Leo Persails with minus30; and third place, B.C. Roberts, Frank Conroy, Johnny Wehunt and Al Farrell with minus-26. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Jim Anderson, 20-feet-9-inches; No. 5, Jim Anderson, 1foot-6-inches; No. 12, Larry Roy, 8-feet-9inches; and No. 17, Hank Wunderlich, 54feet-4-inches. A morning scramble was played Friday, Jan. 7. Winning first place was the team of Kenny and Carolyn Brunswick, Romy Febre, Jack Sayre and Terry Lewis. An afternoon scramble was played Friday, Jan. 7. Tying for first/second/third places were the teams of B.C. Roberts, Linda Therrien, John Hierholzer, Tom Stewart and Lucy Roberts; Jerry Lewis, Tony Lankford, Jim Sizemore, Joe Graf and John Yoder; Tim Thomas, Norma and Jeff Davies, Fran Neil and Carol McClay with 15-under each. The men's association played a pro am tournament event on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Winning first place was the team of Bob Streeter, Dave Kelly, Jim Wright and Don Hattery with plus-8; second place, Russ Rudd, Peter Bridge, Peter March and Len Westdale with plus-7; and third place, Dale Mundt, B.C. Roberts, Neil Purcell and Keith Kincer with plus-5.5. A Flight (28-over): First place, Russ Rudd with plus-5; and second place, Dave Kelly with plus-3.5. B Flight (2227): First place, Dave Stoddart with plus-4.5; and second place, Butch Smith with plus-3.5. C Flight (18-21): First place, Tim Thomas; and second place, Bob Streeter. D Flight (17under): First place, Lefty St. Pierre with plus-4.5; and second place, Neil Purcell with plus-4. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, Jan. 4. Winning first place was the team of Tim Thomas, Lefty St. Pierre, Ray Delsasso and Jim Cercy with minus32; second place, Keith Kincer, Don McDonald, Jim Anderson and Russ Rudd with minus-27; and third place, Ken Brunswick, Fred Evans, Cliff Steele and Larry Roy with minus-26. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, Jan. 4. The winners were: Gross A Flight: First place, Anne Kelly with 81; and second place, Laura Smutnick with 88. B Flight, Gross: First place, Carol Roy with 98; and second place, Carol McClay with 102. C Flight, Gross: First place, Diane Evans with 90; and second place, Bev Rudd with 105. Net A Flight: First place, Michele Koon with 69; and tying for second/third places were Dianne Stoddart and Pat Kincer with 70 each. B Flight: First place, Penny Anderson with 71; and second place, Karen Speaker with 72. C Flight: First place, Helen Ochala with 69; and second place, Patti Wedge with 73. A Limited Members event was played Monday, Jan. 3. Winning first place was the team of Ken and Dianne Hall and Jerry Malabrigo. Individual winners were: Tying for first/second/third places were Ken Hall, Dianne Hall and Jerry Malabrigo with plus-1 each. The men's association played a Men's Day event on Monday, Jan. 3. The winners were: A Flight First place, Jim Anderson with 65. Tying for second/third/fourth places were Dave Stoddart, John Smutnick and Larry Roy with 68 each. B Flight First place, Butch Smith with 66; second place, J.R. Messier with 67; and third place, Frank Conroy with 70. C Flight First place, Bob Stevens with 65; second place, Tim Thomas with 66; and third place, Johnny Wehunt with 67. D Flight First place, Leo Persails with 65; second place, Peter March with 66; and third place, Fred Evans with 67. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Butch Smith, 7-feet-1-inch; No. 5, Butch Smith, 5-feet-7-inches; No. 12, Bill Joysey, 3-feet-1-inch; and No. 17, Russ Rudd, 30-feet-4-inches. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 14, 2011Page 3B 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE (863) 382-0500 € 3201 Golfview Rd. € Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 3/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am … 1pm $36By 8, After 1 $29 Saturday & Sunday: $29 HarveyWhen Elwood P. 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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization is organizing a Tru-Tone Passive Exercise Program. This "passive" exercise program is beneficial to men and women of all ages and open to everyone in the community. The program consists of six tabletop machines that do all the movement for you. This does not mean that this is an easy way to exercise. These unique machines are designed to isolate and exercise individual muscle group areas. They use a combination of stretching, isometrics and resistance to work and tone the major muscle groups and "trouble spots" of the body. You get 500 to 800 repetitions on four of the six machines. The program not only tones and firms, but promotes flexibility, improves posture and circulation, and provides the physical and mental benefits of a regular exercise program without the problems and injuries associated with highly vigorous programs. No pulled muscles, no stiffness, no soreness, just a whole new attitude about exercise. In addition, it does wonders to relieve the stress of everyday living. The recommended use is three times a week, but just twice per week will give you the equivalent of doing two hours per day of calisthenics, without the danger of doing an exercise incorrectly. T he Passive Exercise program w ill leave you feeling relaxed an d invigorated without the strai n, pain and the hours of stren uous exercise. Tru-Tone is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monda y, Wednesday and Friday in t he medical complex behin d Highlands Regional Medic al Center, 112 Medical Cent er Ave. Call 385-1196. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, January 14, 2011www.newssun.com GET YOUR GROOVE ON HERE! 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Alzheimer's Association S upport Group meets at 6 p .m. second Friday at the O aks of Avon in AvonPark. F or details, call 385-3444. American Legion Post 25 h osts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. a t the post, 1490 U.S. 27, L ake Placid. Cost is $6. S hrimp also is available for s ame price. Open to the publ ic. Tickets in the lounge on F riday night. Lounge hours a re from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. F or details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 h as karaoke from 7 p.m. until f inal call at the post, 528 N. P ine St., Sebring. Post open a t noon. Happy Hour from 46 p.m. Members and guests o nly. For details, call 4711 448. Avon Park Breakfast R otary Club meets 7 a.m., R otary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games a t 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, c all 385-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers B eginner classes are at 9 a .m., EZ Intermediate classe s are at 10 a.m., and I ntermediate classes are at 1 1 a.m. every Friday at R eflection on Silver Lake, A von Park. Call Julie for furt her information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners S quare Dance Club offers a c lass in Lake Placid at the S unshine RV Resort from 91 1 a.m. Friday. For more i nformation, call Sam Dunn at 3 82-6792 or e-mail him at s amdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland AIDS Network m eets 9 a.m., second Friday, H eartland Professional Plaza L earning Center, Sebring. Heartland Clubs meet at 3 :30 p.m. on the second F riday of each month at P lacid Lakes Town Hall B uilding, 2010 Placid Lakes B lvd. Call 699-6773. Highlands County D emocratic Party 13th P recinct meets at 3:30 p.m. s econd Friday at Placid L akes Town Hall, 2010 Placid L akes Blvd., Lake Placid. For d etails, call Bill Sayles at 6 99-6773. Highlands Social Dance C lub hosts ballroom dancing e very Friday, October t hrough March from 7-9:30 p .m. at the Senior Center on S ebring Parkway. Dance the n ight away to the music of t he area's Big Bands. All club d ances are open to the publ ic. Appropriate dress r equired. Admission is $5 for m embers and $7 for nonm embers. C all 471-0559. Lake Country Cruisers h as a car show from 5-8 p.m. s econd Friday at Woody's B ar-B-Q parking lot, Lake P lacid. There is a live disc j ockey and door prizes. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 has lounge hours b eginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost i s $8.50 per person. The l odge is open to members a nd their guests. For details, c all 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose s erves wings, fish and burge rs at 6 p.m. Music provided f rom 7-11 p.m. Pool tournam ent is at 8 p.m. Open to m embers and qualified g uests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. K araoke from 7-10 p .m. Lodge phone number 4 52-0579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) meets the second Friday each month at 10 a.m. in the conference room of Florida Hospital Home Care Services located at 4005 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. For more information contact Grace Plants at 273-1421. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves steak by the ounce from 5:30-7 p.m. every fourth Friday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. SATURDAY American Association of University Women meets at 10 a.m. third Saturday at various locations. For details, call 465-2581 or 452-2493. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 2-4 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Lakes Association has a pancake breakfast on the third Saturday of every month. $4 for adults, $2 for children under 12. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 4523803. Heartland Avian Society meets at 1 p.m. third Saturday at various homes or a restaurant. Pet bird owners meet to share food and fellowship and take occassional field trips. Looking for other bird owners to join us. For details, call Sharol at 4657350. Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. For details, call 3822208. Highlands Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 825 Sunbird Terr. (Community Center off Thunderbird Road). Call Bob Seybolt at 471-6077. Historical Society of Greater Lake Placid meets at noon quarterly on the third Saturday of March, June, September, and December at the Masonic Hall, 106 N. Main for a potluck luncheon. Hot Rod Nights Cruise In, meets from 5-8 p.m. every third Saturday at the Home Depot parking lot in Sebring. For details, call 441-3051 or 441-3086. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 710 p.m. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers line dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6553920. Twelve Step Study Group for Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at first building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Spaghetti dinner and karaoke at 5:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. Metro ServicesThis year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending flu vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older. Even healthy adults 19 through 24 years of age should get vaccinated. Life can get pretty hectic sometimes. Whether it's school, work, or your social life, you probably think you have other, more important things to do than get vaccinated against the flu. Last season, the flu attacked adults 19-24 years of age much more than usual, which resulted in missed classes, missed work, and far worse trips to the ER, hospitalization or even death. Fortunately, there's a quick and easy way for you to protect yourself, and to keep from spreading the flu to friends and family. Get a flu vaccine. One shot or nasal spray will help protect you against the three strains of virus predicted to cause illness this seasonincluding the 2009 H1N1 strain, which is still circulating. If you think you don't have time to get vaccinated, think again! It's easier than ever to get a flu vaccine. And if you're healthy, you can get the nasal spray if you're afraid of needles! You usually don't even need a doctor's appointment. Most pharmacies, drugstores, and supermarkets offer walk-in clinics that are usually very quick and have convenient hours. In addition, most university clinics offer free or reduced-price flu vaccination for studen ts. But the longer you wait, t he longer the lines are likely to be. Flu vaccine is now ava ilable in various locations. S o don't wait vaccinate. The few minutes it will ta ke you to get a flu vaccine is much shorter than the da ys you might have to take o ff from school, work or both if you get sick with the flu. It takes about two weeks to build immunity against flu, so it's important to act now in order to be fully protected b y the time flu outbreaks begi n. By immunizing yourse lf against flu you'll help prote ct your family, friends, clas smates, and co-workers, too. Visit www.flu.go v, www.cdc.gov/flu or call 1800-232-4636). Metro Servic es The CDCrecommends flu shots for everyone 6 months of age and older. 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Prostate Support Group meets todaySEBRING The Prostate Support Group for Prostate Cancer, BPH, and Prostatitis will meet from 1-2 p.m. today at Primerica in Sebring. Dr. Mark Bandyk, a urologic oncologist from Lakeland Regional Cancer Center, will be speaking to the group. Bandyk is a member of a multi-specialty oncology group that does da Vinci surgery, medical oncology, radiation therapy, and clinical research studies. Primerica (4208 Sebring Parkway) is east of Ruby Tuesday Restaurant on Sebring Parkway and is just west of Alligator Pack and Ship. The group meets the second Friday of every month. Please e-mail Dr.Hennenfent@gmail.com or call (863) 800-0039 for additional information.Get help with Medicare costsLAKE PLACID Medicare Beneficiary Outreach and Assistance representatives from the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will be available from 10 a.m. to noon today to help Medicare beneficiaries learn if they qualify for additional benefits, and if eligible, will provide application assistance. If you or someone you know needs help with your Medicare costs, don't miss out on this opportunity at the Lake Placid Memorial Library to see if the MBOA program can assist. More than 90,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Florida are likely eligible for, but not enrolled in a program called Extra Help. This program offers qualified beneficiaries assistance with their Part D (prescription drug plan) costs. In addition, many individuals may qualify for assistance in paying their Part B premiums. Many of those who need help the most don't know about these valuable benefits, and the MBOAprogram can help. MBOA, as a joint federal and state effort, offers free education and confidential application assistance for Medicare beneficiaries who may be eligible for programs that assist them in paying for their Part D or Part B premiums. The MBOAprogram is operated by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the state's 11 Area Agencies on Aging. Locally, it is operated by the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. If you'd like more information or application assistance, call the tollfree Elder Helpline at 1-800963-5337.Amplified telephones distributionSEBRING Hearing Impaired Persons will distribute amplified telephones to Florida residents who have a hearing or speech loss, in the Conference Room at Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, 6414 U.S. 27 South in Sebring, on Thursday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Important: By appointment only. Call (941) 7438347.Ace Homecare has outreach eventsAce Homecare Community Outreach calendar for January includes: Today, 8-10 a.m., doctor's panel at Palm Estates, U.S. 98, Lorida. Saturday 8 a.m., health fair, Covered Bridge, off U.S. 27, Lake Placid; and 9:30 a.m., health fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street, Avon Park. Tuesday 9 a.m., health fair, Highland Village, Villa Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., caregivers support group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Wednesday 8 a.m., health fair, Sebring Bluffs, U.S. 27, Sebring; 1 p.m., health fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Friday, Jan. 21 9 a.m. health fair, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road, Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 14, 2011Page 5B AVON PARK BINGO1091 W. Main St., Avon Park € 863-453-2727 (Corner of SR 64 & US 27) 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! MATINEE SUN & WED ELECTRONICPOWER TOUCH 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. 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Rotman, M.D. HEALTHYLIVING Dry eye synd rome is a multif actorial ocular d isease that is p oorly understood b y most people. T his condition is n oted by discomf ort, visual disturb ance, and tear f ilm instability, w ith possible d amage to the s urface of the e ye. An estimated 2 0-30 million people in the U nited States are believed t o have early stage s igns/symptoms of dry e yes with advanced dry e ye affecting approximatel y 6 million. Women are affected t wice as often as men, and t he disease appears to be m ore common in those 45 y ears of age and older. T hose with diabetes or i mmunocompromised cond itions also have a higher i ncidence of dry eye synd rome. Patients with arthrit is, smokers, contact lens w earers, and those who h ave undergone hormone r eplacement therapy (in p articular, estrogen) are m ore likely to suffer with t his condition. Various environmental f actors affect dry eye synd rome. Visual tasks such as c omputer use, reading, or w atching T.V. will exacerb ate symptoms. The a mount of time spent readi ng or watching T.V. is d irectly correlated to the s everity of a dry eye cond ition. One's blink rate d ecreases during activities, s uch as driving or reading. P atients also need to be a ware of the location of air c onditioner vents, ceiling f an placement, exhaust f umes, and smoke in their e nvironment, as all of t hese can worsen the e ffects of dry eye synd rome. Low humidity will a lso intensify the sympt oms of dry eye. Dry eye s yndrome is the most freq uently reported complaint a fter having LASIK done, a nd there is evidence to s uggest that regression of v ision correction after L ASIK may be due to c hronic dry eye. Systemic medications i ncluding antihistamines, b lood pressure medicat ions, thyroid medications, a ntianxiety medications, a ntidepressants, diuretics, a nd hormone replacement t herapy aggravate dry eyes. D rinking alcohol or living i n a dry, arid locale are o ther risk factors. The tear film that coats t he eye is composed of t hree layers: a lipid layer, a n aquaeous (water) layer, a nd a mucous layer. If any o f these becomes unstable, t he result will be a dry eye. S ymptoms of dry eye synd rome include sensitivity t o light, foreign-body sens ation, red eye, burning, e xcess tearing, or sharp, s tabbing pain. Amazingly, s ome patients present with n o symptoms, but have o bvious superficial corneal d amage on examination. T his is why you cannot t reat dry eye syndrome e ffectively based on how y ou feel. By the time you b egin experiencing any of t he above symptoms, you h ave usually been unacc eptably dry for quite some t ime. Once diagnosed, you m ust faithfully treat your c ondition whether you h ave symptoms or not. Just a s with dry skin, you don't c ure it, you manage it with d aily therapy. There are many uncontrollable dietary, environmental, and genetic factors that make it more difficult to determine the impact of diet specifically on dry eye syndrome. It is important to remember that a single nutrient cannot prevent or treat any ocular condition; however, a balanced diet may preserve a patient's visual acuity as well as improve their ocular comfort. Recent research indicates that an increased intake of poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) can slow or prevent the progression of dry eye, among other ocular conditions. There are two types of PUFAs: omega-3 and omega-6. Both are responsible for regulating metabolism, stimulating skin and hair growth, and maintaining healthy bones and vision. Fried and processed foods are high in omega-6 while foods such as fatty fish are high in omega-3. A healthy ratio is recommended to be two to five omega-6's to every one omega-3. In our culture, it's often as high as 10:1 to 25:1. Therapeutic approaches for mild to moderate symptoms include artificial tears, use of hypoallergenic products, patient counseling, and increased water intake. In cases of moderate to severe symptoms including superficial corneal damage, treatment may include gels, topical immunosuppressive medications, topical steroids, unpreserved tears, nutritional support (i.e. flaxseed oil supplements), and ointments. Severe dry eye syndrome may require oral tetracycline and/or punctal plugs. Punctal plugs are simply tiny devices placed within the nasal opening of the eyelid to prevent what little lubrication the eye is producing from draining out of the eye as quickly. Topical and systemic PUFAs are being investigated for treating/preventing dry eye. Patients presenting with severe symptoms and severe corneal damage may require oral immunosuppressive medications, surgery, punctual cautery, moisture goggles, or oral anti-inflammatory medications. Contact lens wear should be discouraged for those patients with severe dry eye syndrome. Patients usually need to be followed every few weeks, depending on the severity of the symptoms, until an effective management plan can take effect. Those with an underlying chronic systemic disease (i.e. rheumatoid arthritis or sarcoidosis) may need to be monitored more closely. These patients seem to struggle more with dry eyes than those that aren't immunosuppressed. Valerie Moulds is a board certified optometric physician practicing in Sebring and is Arizona and Florida certified in diagnostics and therapeutics. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Arizona Optometric Association and Florida Optometric Association. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Dry eye can be managed Focal Point Dr. Valerie Moulds DearReaders: Are you worried about your teen being on drugs? Do you think your spouse had a drink and lied to you? Are you trying to conceive a baby and curious to know when you're ovulating? Testing for all of this is now possible at home. There are dozens of tests to choose from, search the Internet. Here are just a few home test kits that I found which do not require prescription. They are sold both online and at many pharmacies: A1C Now Self Check (Bayer) This test can measure your blood sugar average over two to three months. Do a fingerstick to get a sample of blood and results are provided within five minutes. www.a1cnow.com. Identigene DNAPaternity Check Worried about whether or not the child in your home is yours? This information impacts your life. Get peace of mind (either way) with this test which requires a cheek swab for the sample. www.identigene.com At Home Steroid Test This test is great if you're concerned that a loved one may be under the influence of steroids. This kit tests for the top 11 most abused steroids, and the results specify which steroids are present and in what concentrations. All it requires is a urine sample. Results provided in about five days. www.drugstore.com Intelligender Gender Prediction Test This at home test can predict the gender of your baby, as early as 10 weeks into the pregnancy. It requires a urine sample, and results are apparent within minutes. Reviews for this product are mixed; consider it more of a fun presonogram activity rather than a medical result. www.intelligender.com Fertile-Focus Ovulation Microscope This helps to predicts when a woman is most fertile and therefore, the best chance of getting pregnant. It requires saliva. Also consider the OvaCue Fertility Monitor, one of the most advanced predictors available today. www.fairhavenhealth.com SpermCheck Fertility This test kit measures sperm count in males with fertility issues. Results provided within 30 minutes. In seven minutes, the kit provides either a positive or negative result which correlates to normal or low sperm count. www.spermcheckfer tility.com Complete Cholesterol Test This la b report includes total cholesterol, HDL and LDLcholesterol levels, and trigly ceride levels. The test requires a few drops of blood, which are then sent to a certified laboratory for analysis. Results mailed to you within five day s. www.bloodtestathome.com Thyroid Test (TSH) This test mea sures your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels so it can screen you t o determine if you have an overactive o r underactive thyroid problem. Afinger stick blood sample is required, sent to a laboratory, and results come back with in a week. www.bloodtestathome.com At Home Drug Test by Pharmatech Remind your teen that you have his/he r welfare in mind with a random test. The kit sold nationwide at pharmacies and measures most drugs (marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines) but not nicotine. It requires a urine sample. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist' and Real Solutions.' For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Lab tests you can buy yourself Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


Page 6BNews-SunFriday, January 14, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. Crossroads Community Church 114 South Central Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4534453. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday Children's Church: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($3 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, transitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 3:30 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family and Youth Center). Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church."Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK The Avon Park C hurch of Christ will have a guest s peaker Sunday morning. M issionary Randy Judd will prese nt the morning sermon. He has b een a missionary to Malawi, A frica for many years. The Lord's S upper is served every Sunday. The Sunday evening service will b e a devotional and a finger food f ellowship will follow. There will a dinner at a local r estaurant on Tuesday for all memb ers and their guests. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 2 00 S. Forest Ave. Call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK The second S unday after Epiphany, Pastor S cott McLean will be preaching a s ermon entitled "The Beauty of G od." The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, e ast of the Avon Park High School. F or more information, call 4712 663 or search the web for christl utheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon o n Sunday morning is titled "Life." T he keynote is from Romans 6:23 t he gift, "...the gift of God is etern al life through Jesus Christ our L ord." The church is at 146 N. Franklin S t.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled "Lamb Of God" at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID The adults' mid-week Bible study and discussion time is an informal setting with open discussion to get to know Pastor Ray better and spend some time studying the Scriptures. Sunday morning Worship Celebration is a traditional style of worship music. Communion is offered weekly. The Agape Cafe is open from 9:15-10 a.m. All are invited to join for fellowship and refreshments before worship services. There will be a potluck luncheon this Sunday after services. Please bring a covered dish to share, drinks will be provided.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Tracy Miller will deliver Sunday morning's message, "Peace Be Still," with Scripture from Mark 4:33-41. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com. First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck will be speaking on "Walking Worthy in 2011" Sunday morning. He will also be speaking at the evening service. Nursery is available for both services. Rev. Beck will be conducting a 12-week study on "Moving Toward Maturity" on the first and third Sunday evenings from 4:45-5:45 p.m. in the fellowship hall. This study is for anyone that is interested in growing in their walk with the Lord. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. Call 453-6681 or email info@fbcap.net.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday, Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon entitled "The Pastor's Heart Touches Souls Respectfully" with regards to I Timothy 5:1-10. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. Anursery is provided for all services. For more information, call 4655126 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com.First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK This week's sermon will focus on Exodus 18:124, "Understanding What Is Right In 2011." Reminder that Bible Studies have resumed n Sunday and Wednesday evenings and ladies on Monday evenings. On Sunday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. "Elvis" Wade will be in concert. Tickets are not required, a free-will offering will be taken, so get here early for a good seat. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail us at firstchristianap@embarqmail.com. The Web site is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lord's Table this Sunday morning will be Walter and Anna Coley, Howard Lewis and Betty Simpson. Communion will be served by Michael Graves, Chris Baker, Gretchen Ames and Jayne Weldy. Greeting the congregation will be Paul and Sharron Wiseman. The Call to Worship will be led by Betty Simpson. Carol and Mike Graves will work with Children's Church. Lighting the candles during the month of January will be Daniel Thibodeau. This Sunday, the church will be celebrating "Laity Sunday" and the message will be brought by Ann Holly. Her sermon is titled, "Do A s I Do" from Matthew 5:1-2 and Matthew 6:1-7. Special music wil l be provided by Lynne Warman an d Linda Correll, "Teach Me Thy Will, O Lord" by K.A. Grimes an d W.M. Runyan. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 385-0352. First Presbyterian Church A. R. P.AV0N PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor Johnson's sermon is entitled "All Scripture" based o n II Timothy 3:16-17. The choir's introit will be "It is Good" and the anthem "In My Father's House." Sunday school is available for all ages. Maxine Johnson, adult teacher, continues the study of Davd in II Samuel 8 discussing th e three virtures of David. Wendy Garcia teaches the youth class and discusses issues of today and how the Bible instructs us. On Monday, Jan. 17, the church office will be closed. On Wednesday, Jan. 19, family potluck will be at 6 p.m. Bring a covered dish. Beverages and table service will be provided. Guest speaker will be Ann Brice regarding Camp Joy to be held in Florid a on March. Entertainment for the evening will be Pastor Bob and Maxine Johnson. The church is at 215 E. Circle Church News Continued on page 7B


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 14, 2011Page 7B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Shabbat Services, 7 :30 p.m.; Saturday afternoon intro t o Hebrew, 12:30 p.m.; Saturday i ntro to Judaism, 2 p.m.; Saturday a fternoon Torah Study, 3:30 p.m.; H avdallah, 5 p.m. Jan. 7-8; Jan. 21; F eb. 4; Feb. 18-19; March 18-19 P urim; April 1-2; April 15-16; April 1 8, 6 p.m., Pesach 1st Night Seder; A pril 29-30 Yom Hashoah; May 131 4; May 27-28. Every Thursday will b e Hebrew and Bible classes with H oward Salles, 12:30-4:30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Children's Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8:15 and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10 and 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. Friday. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; David Ward, first counselor; and Steve Austin, second counselor. Family History Center: 3821822. Sunday services: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 p.m. Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 78:20 p.m. first and third Wednesday; and activity days for 8-11 year old boys and girls from 78:20 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Cente r for Worship Sunday: Sunda y School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness mee ting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meetin g and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bib le study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women 's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, vis it the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruc e Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Summe r Schedule, Sunday School 9:0 0 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on life's journey, you're we lPLACESTOWORSHIP S t. (with two entrances on L agrande Street). Call the church o fifce at 453-3242.First Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Sunday morning's m essage will be given by the Rev. D arrell A. Peer. Deacons'meeting is Monday in t he conference room. Tuesday, Jan. 18 Grief Support G roup is Tuesday in the adult c lassroom. Youth Group (ages 111 8) meets in fellowship hall. H omework time, Bible study and d inner included. Newcomers wante d.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING The Rev. A.C. B ryant will bring the message on S unday morning continuing with t he Book of John. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. the Growing with God" family night c ontinues in the Family Life C enter. Family Movie Night is being held on Friday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The title of the movie is "Letters to God" and everyone is invited to attend this event. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the 10:50 a.m. service. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine St. The Web site is www.sebringfirstumc.com. Call the church office for information at 385-5184.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moore's sermons this week will be "The Honoring of Mordecai" with Scripture from Esther 6:1-10 in the first service and "Tis the season to walk with God" with Scripture from Proverbs 1:1-7 in the second service. Services will include George Kelly singing "O What a Savior" and Flossi Moore singing "My Savior's Love." At 10 a.m. the Heartland Singers "Are you washed in the blood?" Heartland Singers practice at on Tuesdays (come join us). Tuesday night is the Adult Bible Study taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Wednesday night is the Young Adult and Children's Programs. It features a free meal. Feel free to come and join us. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Look for the lighthouse.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID The Relay for Life Flea Market will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday morning, Rev. Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service on the subject "The Second Person of the Divine Trinity Jesus Christ." Claude Burnett, pastoral assistant, will preach on the same subject at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. Children's Church will meet at the Sonshine Club House. Nursery care is available for all morning events. The Church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, "Reassurance for God's People," is taken from Isaiah 48. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morning and evening messages. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study time.Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the second Sunday of Epiphany, Pastor Grodzinski's sermon will be based on the First Chapter of John. The Worship Assistant will be Bob Theil and the Communion Assistant will be Bruce Chapman. In the second service, Penne Manar will be the Worship Assistant, Jim Fielder will be the Communion Assistant and Caleb McGinnis will be the Acolyte. Coffee and fellowship will follow in Burke Hall. Next Saturday will be a yard sa le starting at 8 a.m.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Rev. Ronald De Genaro's topic for Sunday mornin g will be "Come and See" taken fro m John 1:29-42. Boy Scouts meet Monday at 7 p.m.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING Pastor Keith Simmons will be preaching on "Jubilee: Liberty to the Land." Th e Scripture will be on Leviticus 25:13-17. Sunday school will be led by th e Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will mee t in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying "Reassurance for God's People." They will also be lookin g at the Scripture Isaiah 48:14, 19, 21-22. Children's Sunday school "The Kids'Zone" is available. There is also a nursery available. Don't fo rContinued from page 1A RELIGION Church News Continued on page 8B


A von Park Camp meeting Feb. 3AVON PARK P resident Dr. Eldred Kelley a nd members of Avon Park C amp Association invite the c ommunity to join in the 7 2nd Annual Camp Meeting t hat begins Thursday e vening, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p .m., in the Tabernacle l ocated at 1001 W. Lake Isis A ve., across from Walmart. Camp Meeting continues t hrough Feb. 13 with Bible s tudy daily at 9:15 a.m. and p reaching and special music d aily at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p .m. and 7:30 p.m. This year's Bible Study t eacher is Dr. Ron Smith f rom Jackson, Miss. E vangelists are Dr. Nelson P erdue, Urbana, Ohio; Rev. D ave Engbrecht, Nappanee I nd.; and Rev. Jack French, G reenwood, Mich. The music team includes L eroy Wion, music evangeli st; George Maddrell, organi st; and Linda Boyette, p ianist. Dr. Timothy Tennent, p resident of Asbury T heological Seminary, will s peak Friday morning, Feb. 4 and Missionary Day is M onday, Feb. 7. Meals are available in the d ining hall, CD's of the s ervices may be ordered and t he book store is open after e ach service except on S unday. For more information, c ontact the office at 4536 831, or visit avonparkc amp.org and click on Camp Meeting."Relay for Life Flea Market setLAKE PLACID M emorial United Methodist C hurch's Relay for Life t eam is sponsoring an outd oor and indoor Flea M arket from 8 a.m. until 1 p .m. on Saturday. There will b e vendors in the parking l ot and lots more items to p urchase inside Rob R eynolds Fellowship. Pulled pork sandwiches a nd snacks will also be for s ale inside. All profits go to t he American Cancer S ociety. The church is l ocated at 500 Kent Ave. in L ake Placid behind the T ower. Hot dogs and movieSEBRING Temple I srael of Highlands County w ill have an afternoon of f un with hot dogs and a m ovie at 1305 Temple Israel D rive in Sebring at 1 p.m. Sunday. The movie will be "Keeping The Faith." Despite their different religious backgrounds, Rev. Brian Finn (Edward Norton) and Rabbi Jacob Schram (Ben Stiller), who were boyhood pals, enjoy working together to spread the word, until beautiful Anna Riley (Jenna Elfman) enters the picture. As the men jockey to win Anna's hand, the resulting love triangle threatens to destroy their friendship in this divine comedy, which also marks Norton's directorial debut. Hot dogs, pop corn, sodas are included for $5. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 3827744.Thoresen to be consecrated SundaySEBRING David Thoresen, Worship Leader at Atonement Lutheran Church, will be consecrated to the position of Diaconal Minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Celebrant will be the Rev. Carol Solovitz, the assistant will be Rev. Luther Thoresen and the Performance of Consecration will be by Bishop Edward Benoway, of the Florida-Bahamas Synod ELCA. Areception will follow the service in the church social hall. The church is located at 1178 Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Thoresen is a graduate of Iowa State University and graduate of Wartburg Theological Seminary. He is currently employed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and is also Supply Pastor at Atonement Lutheran Church. He resides in Babson Park.FBC of Sebring starts Wednesday programs againSEBRING First Baptist Church of Sebring's family and student ministries have restarted on Wednesdays with 5 p.m. family suppers, 5:30 p.m. junior and senior high school activities at the ROC on Pine Street, 6 p.m. children's choirs, 6:30 p.m. adult Bible study, 6:45 p.m. Kid's Zone (first through sixth grades) and 7:30 adult choir. This is a five-Sunday month, so all are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to be shared with the New Testament Mission. Contribution baskets are in the Welcome Center and the Music Suite hallway. Spaghetti dinner at EmmanuelSEBRING Emmanuel United Church of Christ, located at 3115 Hope St., is holding its annual spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. It is open to the public. Enjoy spaghetti with Emmanuel's own homemade meat sauce, complete with salad, bread, dessert and beverage for $8. Those attending may eat in or drive through for takeouts. Advance tickets are on sale at the church office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or from the ticket chairperson. Tickets may also be purchased the night of the dinner. For further information, call the church at 471-1999, or the ticket chairperson at 385-2687.Garage sale plannedSEBRING The annual garage sale at Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane (onequarter mile east of hardware store on U.S. 98) will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 22. There will be pre-loved treasures and a bake sale. They will serve breakfast (french toast and sausage and breakfast casserole) and lunch (vegetable beef soup, hot-dogs and sloppy joes).Spring Lake Presbyterian eventsSEBRING Family Fun nights quarterly schedule is as follows: Saturday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. will be board games. Bring a bag dinner and drink. Saturday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m., will be card night and an ice cream social. Saturday, March 5, at 5 p.m. will be Bingo. Snacks will be served at all events. For more information about these events or other programs at the church, call the church office at 6550713.Shelton in concert at Sebring Christian SEBRING Tom Shelton will be in concert at Sebring Christian Church on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the concert is free but a love offering will be accepted. The Third annual Relay For Life yard sale is scheduled for Jan. 28-29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will go to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.Welcome tea scheduledAVON PARK The Avon Park Camp Association Women's Auxiliary will hold a Welcome Tea and Annual Meeting at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the dining hall located at 1001 W. Lake Isis Ave., across from Walmart. Women of the community are welcome to join in. For more information, contact the office at 453-6831, or visit avonparkcamp.org and click on Women's Auxiliary.Events at Memorial United Methodist Church slatedLAKE PLACID Acollege and young adult group called Footprints will meet on Thursday, Jan. 27, for a Bible study. The study will start a three-part series on inspiring, motivating and taking action in your walk with Christ. All college students and young adults ages 18-25 are invited to join this time of food, fellowship and worship. This group will also have a movie night on Friday, Jan. 28. They will meet at the church at 6 p.m. and go to Carmike Cinema at the Lakeshore Mall. The group will go out for dessert after the movie and return to the church around 11 p.m. The cost of the movie ticket and dessert will be $8 per person. Contact the church office at 465-2422 if you have any questions about the Footprints young adult group or either activity. The church is located at 500 Kent Ave. in Lake Placid behind the tower. Page 8BNews-SunFriday, January 14, 2011www.newssun.com SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGES3750 U.S. 27 North, Unit C1 € 471-2277Next to Fairmount Cinema 6 € Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Closed Sunday Tobacco Products, Candy, Cold Beer, Housewares, Gifts & MORE!LOW PRICES € MANY GOOD BARGAINS € CLOSEOUTS!*Prices do not include tax. Natural Light and Natural IceAll Old Milwaukees Best … Reg, Lt, Ice12 Pack $6.99 Budweiser and Bud Light 12 Pack $10.99 Busch, Busch Light and Bud Ice18 Pack $11.29 Good Quality Sunglasses$4 ea 2 for $7 Zippo Lighters All 20% Off Smoke Odor ExterminatorCandles/Spray Can $6.79/$5.79 305s and ROMY 3 Pack Deal $10.30 For 3 Misty $44.99 Carton Galaxy 100% ADDITIVE FREE Natural Cigarette $29.49 Carton Newport$48.49 Carton € 3 Pack Deal $4.99 Ea. USA Gold $43.99 Carton Seneca $31.69 Carton Smokin Joes $31.99 Carton Cigarette Style Little CigarsMany Brands $6.99 … $10.99 Carton get "The Kids'Zone" on Wednesday evenings after the meal.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING "Creating Harmony in a World of Differences" is the title of Sunday morning's sermon given by Dr. Desmond Walker. Scripture will be from Acts 10:23-35.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weaver's sermon will be "Having Gifts, Use Them." Potluck will follow the service. Bible study will begin again on Tuesday at 10 a.m ., starting the study of the book of Revelation.The Way ChurchSEBRING Chris Pare \ will be preaching. Ladies Bible Study with Pam Elders leading will sta rt at the Way Church Tuesday Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. The same study will be repeated at Lake Camp Denton at 6 p.m Child care will be provided at the evening session. The Way Church is locat ed at 1005 North Ridgewood, Sebring. Churc h phone is 471-6140. Pastor's cell phone is 214-6190. For church information and the pastor's messages, go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 7B Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1, NIV) As we begin the New Year 2011, this verse speaks to me, giving a certain hope of the future even in the midst of uncertain times. During the Christmas season I read again "The Christmas Hope," and watched the TVmovie, based on the novel by best selling the New York Times bestselling author, Donna VanLiere. It is a story of love in the face of loss, joy when all seems hopeless, and how light can shine into the darkest places. Mark and Patricia Addison had long given up the hope of having a meaningful Christmas. Yet, through the life of Emily, a 5-year-old, whose mother died suddenly and left her alone. Through the presence of Emily in their home and her penetrating questions about Heaven, the Addisons learned that there is no sorrow so great that faith cannot help you find your way through. Christmas became a time of warmth in their home. "For some reason I had always assumed that when God wanted our attention He would do something big that would rouse us from our sleep to bring us back to Him, but I was wrong," wrote VanLiere in her book. "God is always speaking. We are the ones who are hard of hearing. God is always patient, waiting for us to believe. We are the impatient ones, demanding to be convinced. We want something real, something we can touch and see to help us believe. We need more. And we have it, all around us, every day. If we would just take the time to listen and see, we would walk toward God and believe, or at least some of us will." Chrysostom said, "Fai th gives reality or substance to things hoped for." Vackav Havel wrote "Ho pe us not the conviction th at something will turn out we ll, but the certainty that som ething makes sense regardle ss of how it turns out. Faith is the foundation on which a ll our hopes for the future a re built" (Peoples NT). Hugo de St. Victor disti nguished faith from hope, "B y faith alone we are sure of eternal things that they ar e: but by hope we are confide nt that we shall have them. A ll hope presupposes (Roma ns 8:25 Jamieson-Fausse tBrown Bible Commentary) Our "hope" for the futu re determines our prese nt course of action. As we li ve in "hope" we can tap in to spiritual resources which c an determine our own destin y and that of those around us. If we are really in touch wi th God, we're excited about t he future. We are only who le and well persons as we ha ve "hope for the future!" "Hope" is a gift of go d, based upon our belief th at God created us and is o ur friend and helper. If w e believe in a God who car es for us and enters into o ur lives, then our future is tru ly unlimited. Thanks be to God for H is great gift of "hope!" (Excerpts taken from "T he Christmas Hope" by Don na VanLiere, St. Martin's Pres s, N.Y., and "The God Wh o Comes" by Carlo Caretto, in "AGuide to Prayer," pp. 2 728, Orbis Books, Marykno ll, N.Y.) David L. Cowles is a freelance writer and directs Pacer Ministries in Avon Park (www.pacerministries.org). Living with a certain hope BUSINESS Perceptions On Faith & Values David L. Cowles Special to the News-SunSEBRING The first c oncert in the Maranatha B aptist Church Winter C oncert Series will be at 7 p .m. on Friday, Jan. 21, and w ill feature Don Wyrtzen in a p iano concert. As a graduate of the M oody Bible Institute, the K ing's College and Dallas T heological Seminary, W yrtzen did graduate work in music at the University of North Texas. He has either arranged or composed over 400 anthems and sacred songs and is one of the leading musicians and statesmen in Christian music and is a widely sought speaker. Known as a "poet of the piano," his main forte is his virtuoso playing and improvisational ability. Future concerts will feature Todd Donovan, vocalist, on Feb. 18; the ladies quartet "Forever Be Sure" on March 18; and the Matthew Brothers on Saturday, April 2. The Maranatha congregation extends a cordial welcome to friends from the community to share in these concerts. The church isin Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Road, two miles east of SR-17N in Sebring. Wyrtzen in concert at Maranatha Don Wyrtzen You've been hurt so many times in y our life you've lost count. People y ou thought you could trust let you d own. You let your guard down again, a nd you got burned. You have decided t he only person you can trust is yours elf. OK. Good. You've been living by t his principle for a while now and it s eems to be working. You tell yourself y ou're tough. You can handle anyt hing. You're doing great. You can put i n as many hours as anyone else. Your k ids don't seem any the worse off for y our lack of presence. They have f riends and other people they spend t ime with. Their grades are good and t hey aren't getting in trouble. They l ike the money you bring home and t hey get most of the stuff they want. That's good, right? That means it's w orking, right? But there's that little nagging thought that maybe you've sacrificed something important to keep that wall in place. You're beginning to admit that you might be getting tired of working so hard. You're hearing rumors that maybe your children are doing things you aren't aware of. You tell yourself the rumors can't be true if their grades are good. Surely they're getting those grades honestly. Your life is in perfect order. You've told yourself nothing can go wrong. Then one day the bottom falls out. Someone at work has beat you out of that promotion. The company is downsizing and you're making too much money for them to keep you. They're going to replace you with someone younger and less costly. They'll pay them half of your salary. On top of that, you're getting some resentment from your children that you are beginning to take an interest in their lives. And they are going to other adult figures whose values are different from yours to get their answers to life. What can you do? Jeremiah 33:3 says, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not." The idea here is to keep seeking and asking. Weep over the situation and plead with God to turn the situation around. The purpose is not for yourself, or even for your children. The purpose should be to bring honor and glory to God that the world may see what a great and powerful God he is. Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo.com. Don't ever be afraid to trust God The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay Snapshots Church News Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Friday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sun'sfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.


DearAbby: Aformer stud ent asked me to write a c haracter reference to help h er land a teaching job a broad. I agreed, since I t hought highly of her potent ial as a teacher and scholar, a nd her level of character. H owever, after she was p laced in the classroom, the m inistry of education of the n ation where she was to t each discovered some inapp ropriate posting on her s ocial networking site. Because I had written the r ecommendation, they cont acted me asking if they had a problem and provided me w ith copies of what they had f ound. Her posting detailed a h istory of forging fake IDs t o buy alcohol while undera ge, numerous episodes of b inge drinking in high s chool and college, her marij uana use and several exhibit ionistic stunts and sexual a ctivities that I won't ment ion. I was shocked. None of t his matched the person I t hought I knew. When I tried to contact h er to let her know she had b een discovered, she r ebuffed my inquiries and c ut off all contact! Her pare nts'response was denial a nd to "kill the messenger." I have been left with the p roblem of how to respond t o the ministry's questions. Ordinarily I would not w ant my signature associated w ith someone with those b ehaviors and attitudes, but t his young woman is in legal j eopardy abroad. I still don't k now if what she wrote is t rue, but I find it highly p roblematic that she would p ortray herself as she did. This situation has so shake n my trust in the character a nd judgment of the 20s omething crowd that I'm now reluctant to write recommendations for any of my students. What do you think I should have done? I'm concerned that too many of these young people, however intelligent, lack integrity, character, judgment and common sense. Heartbroken Teacher, Oakland, Calif. DearHeartbroken: You responded appropriately by trying to contact your former student and her parents. If the information on that social networking site is an accurate reflection of her behavior, she could get herself in real trouble if the country she's in is one with conservative social views. It is intelligent of you to think twice about giving references to students in the future. It's important that you be careful because there could be liability for you if you knew anything about her antics when you wrote her recommendation. If you are wondering how to respond to the ministry of education, what you need to convey is that you had no knowledge of any social networking sites or postings related to her, and that you were basing your recommendations on your personal interactions with her. Let this be a lesson to all young people who are using social networking sites. Employers are doing background checks and you will be discovered. Any past communications you have on the Internet are there to stay. This has been a hot topic in the media. But I'm interested to know what you, my readers, both young and old, think about this. You teach me more than I teach you, and this subject is one of great importance. 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. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 14, 2011Page 9B E.O. 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But u ntil that blessed day comes, w e will continue to be bomb arded with mediocre action p ictures like "The Green H ornet." It didn't have to be this w ay. There was reason for h ope. "The Green Hornet" c omes from director Michel G ondry, who's known for t elling imaginative stories w ith inspired visuals. G ondry's previous films i nclude "Eternal Sunshine of t he Spotless Mind" and "The S cience of Sleep," and l ike so many feature filmm akers these days he m ade his name with striking m usic videos. (His work with T he White Stripes alone is l egendary.) Hearing his name attached t o a big, studio superhero m ovie starring Seth R ogen, of all people may h ave sounded incongruent, b ut at least it was intriguing, a nd it held the promise of i ngenuity and artistry. We m ight have been in for somet hing fresh and daring. I nstead, Gondry has come up w ith a surprisingly generic, b ombastic action movie. E xcept for a few sequences t hat carry a bit of his flair, t his could have been made by a nyone. That the script came from R ogen and Evan Goldberg who also co-wrote the raunchy-but-sweet "Superbad," inspired by their longtime friendship also suggested a different kind of superhero. And indeed, the first half seems as if it were intended to play like a Judd Apatow-style bromance, only with elaborate gadgetry. But as the film wears on, it devolves into a numbing onslaught of automatic weapon fire, shattered glass and explosions. Just as it should be reaching an engrossing climax, it grows more repellant. Based on the 1930s radio show, "The Green Hornet" stars Rogen as Britt Reid, playboy heir to the Los Angeles publishing empire built by his father (Tom Wilkinson, relegated to a one-note role in just a couple of scenes). But when his father dies suddenly, Britt realizes he has a chance to use his fortune for good, and makes the impetuous decision to become a vigilante crime fighter by night. With the help of his father's mechanic, the soft-spoken but ever-resourceful Kato (Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou), Britt devises a persona, costumes, a whole secret, adventurous life. Truthfully, Kato comes up with all this stuff, although Britt repeatedly claims he's the star of the operation and dismisses Kato as merely the sidekick. The dynamic between the two should be giddily infectious, or at least endearing; we should be itching to go along for the ride in one of their many tricked-out cars. Instead, a slimmeddown Rogen is just playing a version of the good-natured, wisecracking slacker he plays in everything, which never feels like a comfortable fit alongside the coolly efficient Chou. Having an actor with some depth and range like, say, Robert Downey Jr. in the "Iron Man" movies can elevate this kind of playful material. Rogen simply doesn't have it, which further highlights the flimsiness of the script. Cameron Diaz once again plays a seemingly ditzy blonde who turns out to have a brain as Britt's secretary, Lenore Case. And Christoph Waltz, an Oscar winner for his chilling supporting performance in "Inglourious Basterds," has a few amusing moments as a villain suffering through a mid-life crisis; he actually gets to take part in the film's best scene, which occurs right at the top and features a cameo from an old Rogen friend. But the majority of the bumbling goings-on here seem beneath him. As for those 3-D effects, which were shot in 2-D and then converted? All the usual stuff: glass shards and bullet casings and flames flying at the screen, but nothing that ever pierces the heart or mind. Generic Green Hornet' has no sting Movie Review The Green Hornet' Rating: R (sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content) Running time: 118 minutes Review: (of 4) Columbia Pictures Jay Chou stars as Kato and Seth Rogen stars as Britt Reid in The Green Hornet.' By FRAZIER MOORE APTelevision WriterNEWYORK David Nelson was a star of TV's original family sitcom. But as he lived with his family in front of the cameras, he was a star in what also might be seen as TV's first reality show. Nelson, who died Tuesday at age 74, was the last surviving member of "America's Favorite Family," which is how he, his brother and parents were introduced each week on "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet." Whether they were the nation's favorite or not, the Nelsons were welcomed by viewers in the 1950s and early 1960s as a model of calm, reassuring domesticity, with David and younger brother Ricky the ideal Baby Boomer lads. While other sitcoms ("Father Knows Best," "Leave It to Beaver") also depicted a comfortable, stable home life amid the sitcom laughs, no show had a softer touch than "Ozzie & Harriet." The neighborly world it occupied, where its everyday stories called "adventures" unfolded, made Beaver Cleaver's small-town Mayfield seem like Baghdad. Adding to "Ozzie & Harriet's" relatability: The show and the nuclear family it showcased were, to a large extent, interchangeable. The cozy, New Englandstyle house in which the TVNelson family lived in mythical Hillsdale was the same house (displayed in exterior shots) as the home on a tree-lined street in Hollywood where David and Ricky grew up, and where, years later, the widowed Harriet continued to reside. That home's interior was mirrored on a soun d stage where the series w as shot. The real Ozzie an d Harriet played the title cha racters, just as David an d Ricky played themselves. They had replaced chi ld actors during the 1940s ru n of the radio precursor. The n, when "Ozzie & Harrie t" premiered on ABC in 195 2, David and Ricky retain ed their roles in the TVhous ehold. They were 15 and 1 2, but, year by year, they pr oceeded to grow up throug h their teens and into youn g adulthood by the serie s' conclusion. By then, both brothe rs had married in real life. S o did David and Ricky on t he show, as the real-life wiv es June and Kris join ed the show in the roles of themselves. Granted, the show al so took creative license. On TV, David graduat ed from college and joined a local law firm, where Rick y later worked as a clerk. On TV, Ricky, though a popular kid in town for t he rock songs he sang (whi ch became a feature of t he show), wasn't seen as t he global heartthrob he becam e in real life. And Ozzie, who on t he show was a cheery, slight ly befuddled chap of indete rminate profession, was a dominating show-biz for ce behind the scenes: The on etime bandleader not on ly headlined on the sitcom he had created, but also pr oduced, directed and wrote it. Whatever the differenc es between the Nelsons o nand off-screen, the publ ic paid no notice. So gracefully did t he Nelson family compo rt itself, its public and priva te identities seemed all of o ne piece. A family is gone, but its best years live on film


LIVING 10B PAGE News-Sun Friday, January 14, 2011 Given by: Who nominates: Who votes: Known for: The prize: Next one: Of note: I t's that time of year again and no, we aren't talking about the holidays. It's the season for movie award s shows, which got us thinking: How do these shows pick their contenders and the winners? Here's a quick primer on the top four shows. If only the shows could be this brief. Chicago Tribune The Hollywood Foreign Press AssociationGolden Globe The DGA Award Screen Actors Guild Award The Academy AwardSunday, Jan. 16 (live on NBC, 8 p.m. ET) Although the 2011 Golden Globes will give awards in more than 25 categories, they'll be given out by one of the industries'smallest voting groups the HFPAboasts only about 90 members, according to its Web site. And just who exactly is the HFPA? The association comprises foreign journalists who cover Hollywood. They must live in Southern California and write for non-U.S. publications to be eligible for membership; all its members nominate the films. All members can vote in every category. Its unusual nominations. For example, "Burlesque" is up for a best motion picture award. Gold-colored statuette topped with image of a globe, wrapped in a filmstrip (right). The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is a nonprofit organization that has donated more than $10.5 million in the past 15 years to entertainment-related charities, as well as funding scholarships and other programs for future film and television professionals. The Golden Globes were always given out by Hollywood foreign press journalists up until 1958, when "Rat Packers" Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. stormed the stage, with whiskeys and cigarettes in tow, and took over the show, to the delight of the audience. Most awarded film: Five films have won five globes each "Doctor Zhivago"(1966), "Love Story" (1971), "The Godfather" (1973), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1976) and "A Star is Born" (1977). Most awarded actor: Directors Guild of America Saturday, Jan. 29 (not televised) The 14,000-member Guild gives these prestigious awards to directors in 10 categories, including feature film, TV movies, dramatic TV series and musical/variety. The general membership nominates in all the categories except documentary and commercials, which are both chosen by a committee of DGAmembers. All DGAmembers can vote either by mail or online. Special awards are often given; past awards have included an "Honorary Life Member Award" to film critic Roger Ebert. Being the great predictor of who will win the Best Director Academy Award only six times since 1949 has the DGAAward winner not gone on to win the Oscar. The DGAalso offers Student Film Awards for African-American, Asian-American, Latino, and Women Filmmakers designed to honor and encourage outstanding minority and women film students. The SAG Awards is the only national network television show to acknowledge the work of union members, according to its website. Screen Actors Guild is affiliated with the AFL-CIO through the Associated Actors and Artistes of America (the Four A's). In addition to the Oscars, the Academy holds several other award ceremonies the Governors Awards, the Scientific & Technical Awards and the Student Academy Awards. Only twice since 1970, when the current method of selecting winners began, has a director received two DGAFeature Film nominations in the same year. In 1974, Francis Ford Coppola was nominated for both "The Godfather Part II" and "The Conversation" (Coppola received that year's DGAFeature Film Award for "The Godfather Part II"); Steven Soderbergh was nominated for both "Erin Brockovich" and "Traffic" for the year 2000. The award show features dinner for 1,200. This year conceived by James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin. At the ready for diners: 234 magnums of Champagne Taittinger Brut La Francaise. The Academy Awards ceremony has been postponed to a later date three times 1938 for flooding; 1968 after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (right); and 1981 after the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. N/A"American Beauty" (1999) and "Chicago" (2002) both won three awards. "American Beauty" won for male lead, female lead and cast; "Chicago" for female lead, female supporting and cast. "Ben-Hur" (1959), "Titanic" (1997) and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003) all won 11 awards. (Or director) Steven Spielberg (right) has won 10 DGAawards. Julianna Margulies has won seven SAG awards for her work on "ER" and "The Good Wife." Katharine Hepburn has won four Oscars. Meryl Streep has been nominated the most times (16), but has only won twice. Screen Actors GuildAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sunday, Jan. 30 (live on TNTand TBS, 8 p.m. ET) Sunday, Feb. 27 (live on ABC, 8 p.m. ET) The SAG nominations are chosen by 4,200 randomly selected members of the Guild, which first unionized film players in 1933. Actors gain SAG membership by performing a "principal role" in a union film. Each year the Academy polls its 6,000 members an invitationonly group who have achieved distinction in the arts and sciences of motion pictures and asks them to nominate colleagues in their respective fields; that is, cinematographers can vote only for other cinematographers, actors nominate only actors, and so on. Exceptions to this rule include the awards for best picture, which allows submissions from all members, and best foreign language film, which uses a separate committee. The Guild's approximately 100,000 working-actor members are eligible to vote for the awards, which comprise 13 different acting categories. Although members are encouraged to judge only works they are familiar with, nothing prohibits them from voting blindly, and each member can vote in every category. Being one of the most casual shows with unscripted speeches. The SAG is as natural as Hollywood gets in front of the cameras. Red carpets, the gowns, "the envelope please." This is the granddaddy of award shows, both in prestige and staidness. Abronze statuette of an actor holding the classic comedy and drama masks. The "Oscar" is a bronze and goldplated statuette of a knight, holding a crusader's sword and standing atop a film reel. GARYFRIEDMAN/LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCTMo'Nique, 2010 Golden Globe best supporting actress winner. LIONELHAHN/ABACAPRESS/MCTPeter Jackson, 2004 DGAaward winner. FRANCIS SPECKER/LANDOV/MCTSandra Bullock, 2010 Screen Actors Guild best actress winner. KEVIN SULLIVAN/ORANGE COUNTYREGISTER/MCTJeff Bridges, 2010 Academy Awards best actor winner. Betty White was honored with a SAG lifetime achievement award in 2010.FRANCIS SPECKER/ LANDOV/MCT NATIONAL ARCHIVES OLIVIER DOULIERY/ ABACAPRESS/MCTMCT