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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 01-16-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Brooke Marie Deery, 22, was killed in a vehicle crash on U.S. 98 Thursday night. Priscilla O. Adams, 19, who was a passenger in Deery's car, was airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce with injuries sustained in the crash. The two young women were best friends and referred to themselves as sisters. As of Friday morning Adams was still recovering in the hospital. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred just before 11 p.m. near Basinger Grove Drive. Deery was driving a 2000 Chevy Cavalier southbound. AFreightliner semi was behind her vehicle, also heading south. According to the report, Deery slowed and moved to the right of her lane. The semi, driven by Larry Daigle, 43, of Lake Alfred, attempted to change lanes in order to pass. Deery's car abruptly turned left the reporting trooper thought Deery might have been initiating a U-turn The semi's cab collided with t he left side of the Cavalier in the nort hbound lane, causing the Freightlin er to swerve back into the southboun d lane, as the Cavalier rotated aroun d the front of the truck. Both vehicles traveled onto t he west grass shoulder of U.S. 98, whe re the semi came to a final rest facin g Radio Days' come to SFCCPAGE10BStreaks sneak back for winPAGE1BFeeding your infantPAGE14BNEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 7 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 72 43Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Nice with sunshine, some clouds Forecast Question: Did political rhetoric have anything to do with the shooting in Arizona? Next question: Should a town's police department have the authority to determine traffic pattern changes? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Beryl Christie Age 79, of Sebring Genevieve Clark Age 85, of Lake Placid Elaine Gaskin Age 84, of Sebring Ruth Johnson Age 94, of Sebring Maximino Lebron Age 81, of Avon Park Hugh McPhee Age 83, of Sebring Edith Wirick Age 44, of Lxahatchee Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 23.5% No 76.5% 099099401007 Total votes: 98 Arts & Leisure10B Business8A Chalk Talk7B Classifieds10A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope9B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B School Menus6B Sports On TV2B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com Special to the News-SunSEBRING Col. William Hutchison, USAF (Ret.), Col. Roy Whitton, USAF (Ret.); and Capt. Lou Brough, USAF (Ret.) of the Highlands Air Force Association met with Tommy Mitchell Jan. 7 at the Veteran Services Office and made a presentation of an original lithograph depicting hometown hero Maj. Thomas B. McGuire, Jr., and his P-38Laircraft, named "Pudgy," to the Veteran Services Office. Interim Veteran Services Department head Denise Williams was on hand to receive the lithograph along with two smaller framed related images. The lithograph depicts the P-38 fighter plane flying in the clouds with a likeness of McGuire looking on through the clouds. The P-38 has the images that adorned McGuire's plane, including the 38 victory emblems designating the number of planes he shot down. Asmaller framed print shows a rendition of the Medal of Honor awarded McGuire. Completing the trio of framed art is a copy of the Medal of Honor citation describing the heroic events of McGuire. McGuire, regarded as the most skillful pilot ever to sit in a P-38 cockpit, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, three Silver Stars, six Distinguished Flying Crosses, and 15 Air Medals. "McGuire fought heroically and Honoring a hometown hero Courtesy pho to Maj. Thomas B. McGuire, Jr. grew up in Sebring and won the Medal of Honor as a pilot in World War II. Highlands Air Force Association donates Tommy McGuire lithograph to Veteran Services Office See McGUIRE, page 6A One killed, one injured in US 98 crash Deery See YOUNG page 6A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Three recent automobile collisions on the corner of East Interlake Boulevard and Eucalyptus Street caused the town council to consider what to do about the dangerous intersection. Eucalyptus, which runs north and south behind the Walgreens on the corner of Interlake and U.S. 27, is used by many drivers to feed onto Interlake. The two main difficulties are a lack of line of sight from Eucalyptus to Interlake, and the amount and speed of traffic on the main thoroughfare. Being just a block west of the signal light on U S. 27 adds another complication, as drivers heading east are often more focused on the light than they are traffic on the side streets. Police Chief Phil Williams said the greatest danger is drivers who attempt to cross Interlake traffic in order to drive west on the boulevard. The council had asked Willams to research the situation and come up with a solution. At the regular council meeting Monday night, Williams presented his idea, which is to allow only a right hand turn east from Eucalyptus onto Interlake. The council, however, decided that eliminating three parking spaces on the southwest corner of Interlake would provide the needed line of sight to resolve the problem. On Friday, however, Williams voiced concern about that solution. "The council knew something had to be done," he said. "They supported change." But, he left the meeting uneasy. He was worried that while creating a better line of sight to the west was a good idea that would help, it would not be enough to solve the problem. For one thing, the stop sign on Eucalyptus had to be set back due to News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lake Placid officials feel the corner of South Eucalyptus and Interlake Boulevard has been the scene of one auto accident too many. Drivers attempting to turn left onto the boulevard have only a few seconds to react to passing traffic. The town is turning the corner into a one way turn to the right only. Dangerous corner So drivers don't meet at the intersection See DANGER page 3A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK The fifth annual Denim and Diamonds Gala took place on Thursday at Paradise Grill at Highlands Ridge. The event benefited the Heartland Horses and Handicapped organization. The HHH is a non-profit organization that works with disabled children and adults providing them with physical interaction, exercise, and education through the use of horses. The services are offered free of charge to each of the physically, developmentally, and emotionally challenged individuals. Shareen Childs, executive director of Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc., was excited about the night's event and enthusiastic about raising funds for the organization. "It benefits so many people and it helps so many lives," Childs said. Childs explained that the funds raised will go to the organization and help with the eight horses and two barn cats. The horses are used for equineintearction, and help get the kids and adults into action. "Our goal for tonight is to raise at least $12,000," Childs said on Thursday. The goal was met and surpassed. The Denim and Diamonds Gala raised approximately $14,000 Denim and Diamonds gala another success See DENIM page 3A By ERICAWERNER Associated PressWASHINGTON Signs of trouble are arising for Preside nt Barack Obama's plan to put educ ation overhaul at the forefront of h is agenda as he adjusts to the ne w reality of a divided government. Giving students and teache rs more flexibility is an idea wi th bipartisan support. Yet the deba te about the overdue renewal of t he nation's chief education la w, known as No Child Left Behind, is complicated by political pressur es from the coming 2012 presidenti al campaign and disputes over timin g, money and scope of the update. While education might offer t he best chance for the White House to work with newly empower ed Republicans, any consensus cou ld fade in the pitiless political cros scurrents, leaving the debate f or another day, perhaps even anoth er presidency. If so, parents, teachers and st udents would labor under a burde nsome set of testing guidelines an d other rules that many say are low ering standards. It's that scenario that the pres ident and his administration inten d to invoke as a way to rally publ ic support and spur lawmakers an d interest groups into action again st long odds. "No one I'm talking to is defen ding the status quo," Educatio n Secretary Arne Duncan said in an interview. "Everyone I talk to rea lly shares my sense of urgency th at we have to do better for our ch ildren. We're fighting for our cou ntry here." Duncan said Obama's State of the Union address on Jan. 25 w ill reflect his commitment to educ aTrouble lurking ahead for Obama's education focus See TROUBLE page 3A

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Leisure Lakes Homeowners meet MondayLAKE PLACID L eisure Lakes Homeowners m eeting will be at 10 a.m. M onday at the Bishop Park m eeting room on Lake June R oad. Guest speaker will be M ike Holtcamp (director of o perations) and David Crane ( structure operations manage r) from the Southwest F lorida Water Management D istrict. Discussion will pertain to t he low water levels in the c anals of Leisure Lakes. P lease make every effort to a ttend this very important m eeting. Light refreshments w ill be served.Senate candidate speaks at Tea Party meetingSEBRING Mike M cCalister, a 2012 candidate f or the U.S. Senate, will be t he guest speaker at The H ighlands Tea Party meeting o n Tuesday. The group will gather at 5 :30 p.m. at the Quality Inn f or those interested in the $8 b uffet. The meeting is at 6 :30 p.m. W hat does the word Relay' mean to you?LAKE PLACID Relay p er Webster "a fresh set of p eople or animals taking the p lace of others who have c ompleted a spell of work." Through the holidays we all remember those who are not with us those who have "completed their spell of life" way too early. We can keep their journey alive through Relay for Life. We can help those who are still in their "journey" by helping to find the cure. Acurrent Relay For Life participant lost her father who was only 68 years old, a best friend who was only 42, a friend and co-worker who was the Director of Nursing for a hospital solely dedicated to the treatment of cancer patients who was only 58 years old. Who have you lost who do you miss who do you remember? You can make them become renewed in your life and help others going through their journey by Helping to Find the Cure'and wipe out this disease by creating a team or being a part of the event. Please join us at the Relay for Life Lake Placid Kick Off Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express. Be there for those who you want to remember. For more information, call Ginger Keimel at 465-7930. Friends of Library present free concertLAKE PLACID The Friends of the Lake Placid Memorial Library are presenting a free concert at the library at 201 W. Interlake Blvd. at 2 p.m. today. The program features "Steelin" Jim and His Friends. Jim Lipscomb, a noted musician in the area, will perform on the steel guitar. There will be music for everyone of all ages. Light refeshments will be served. Call the library at 699-3705 for reservations as seating is limited.Primal Connection Drum Circle is now at a new locationSEBRING The Community Drum Circle will take place behind the Sebring Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave., by Lake Jackson from 3-5 p.m. today. Everybody is welcome. Bring a chair or blanket. Bring an instrument if you have one. Bring something to drink. Bring a friend. All ages. No experience necessary. Play along, dance or just enjoy the music. Some percussion instruments will be available for the public to use. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, January 16, 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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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun 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 Thursday, Jan. 13: Emily Ann Baeza, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery. Janna Lafaye Harrell, 53, of Tallahassee, was charged with violation of probation reference Leon County fellony theft. Lindsey Michelle McGee, 25, of Avon Park, was charged with fraud/illegal use of credit cards, grand theft larceny, fraud-impersonate. Melinda Ann Prescott, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery. Sandra Susana Resendiz, 36, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving with expired license. Donald Lewis Wolfe, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with DUI. POLICEBLOTTER Special to the News-SunSheriff Susan Benton would like to inform the public about a mailing that has been received by at least one Highlands County resident. This official-looking solicitation from the State Record Retrieval Board warns that the resident needs to order a certified copy of their property deed by a specified due date. If received after the requested date, the solicitation indicates that an additional fee of $35 is due prior to processing the order. The State Record Retrieval Board lists a Tallahassee address that may lead citizens to believe it originates from the State Capitol. This is a scam. According to "Safeguarding Consumers," an internet consuming blog, this scam was perpetrated in Washington State in November. In their case the payments were directed to an Olympia, Wash., address which turned out to be a post office box. In the Highlands County incident, the return address is likely also a post office box in the state cap itol. The information on pro perty deeds is available f or free on the intern et www.hcclerk.org and cer tified copies can be attain ed from the Highlands Coun ty Clerk of Courts for abo ut $5. Sheriff Benton wou ld like to bring this scam to the attention of Highlan ds County residents in ord er that they do not become a victim of this scam Reading the disclaimer o n the document, it indicat es the product or service h as not been approved by a government agency nor is it affiliated with an y Highlands County agenc y. It further states that it is indeed a solicitation f or services and should not be interpreted as a bill due. Unfortunately most pe ople will not read the enti re document and may send an unnecessary payment. For more informatio n about this and other scam s please contact Crim e Prevention Specialist Ne ll Hays of the Highlan ds County Sheriff's Offi ce Crime Prevention Unit at 385-0024. Sheriff warns of property records scam making rounds News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY The final meetings with the Department of Transportation have been held; the last of the permits pulled all that remains is to begin work on the $350,000 plus renovation of Devane Park in Lake Placid. That should begin by Friday or early the week after. The aged pavilion will be taken down and dying or stunted plant material, like that in the photo, removed. A new pavilion, sidewalks, benches, and landscaping are designed to create a restful green space where people may gather. The memorial stone to the crew of the shuttle Challenger, also in the photo, will remain. Work begins at DeVane Park Special to the News-SunThe Leadership Highlands Class of 2010 kicks off a canned food drive for the Highlands Hometown Hoe-Down this week to benefit the Heartland Food Bank. Donation locations are at the Sebring, Avon Park, and Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce; Wauchula State Bank at Fairmount and Lake Placid, Highlands Independent Bank, Bill Jarrett Ford, Wells Motor Company, Sweetbay in Lake Placid, Witham Chevrolet and all Alan Jay Automotive Network locations. "Each year, the Leadership Highlands class chooses a community service project to complete. During the 2009-10 Leadership Highlands program, our class learned of the tremendous level of hunger in our county due to the poor economy. We decided to put together this canned food drive and special event to address that concern and give back to hungry families and the Leadership Highlands presents Hoe-Down and canned food drive See HOE-DOWN page 6A Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community College ( SFCC) Community E ducation announces the 2 011 Heartland Senior G ames, which will run from M arch 1-23 and cost $15 to p articipate. The Heartland Senior G ames is sanctioned by the F lorida Sports Foundation a nd qualifies athletes for the F lorida Senior Games State C hampionships. The mission o f the games is to encourage a nd promote healthy l ifestyles for anyone over 50 a nd to provide them opportun ity to compete at the local, s tate and national levels. Events will be held t hroughout Highlands C ounty in bowling, golf, bask etball, billiards, shuffleb oard, pickleball, cycling, s wimming, horseshoes and t ennis. Medals are awarded f or first, second and third p lace, male and female, in e ach sport and age category. Register in Building B, H ighlands Campus or any S FCC campus or center. For m ore information, contact C ommunity Education at 4 53-6661, 465-5300, 7732 252, or 494-7500, ext. 7388. Heartland Senior Games set to begin March 1 Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Board of C ounty Commissioners is c urrently seeking applicat ions to fill an upcoming volu nteer position on the V eterans Advisory Board f rom the Avon Park area. Applicants may obtain an a pplication from the Veteran S ervices Office, 7209 South G eorge Boulevard, Sebring, F lorida 33875-5847; 8634 02-6623. Vacancy on Veterans Advisory Board

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All of these events are in support of the annu al Tanglewood Residen ts' Cancer Benefit. All pr oceeds go to Relay for Life Busy week ahead in Tanglewood s pace issues. "Stop behind the w hite line and you're not going t o see anything," Williams said. E ven with the expanded view. Which is why he decided to g o ahead with his plan of the o ne way turn, even though the c ouncil had turned it down at t he meeting. "I'm going ahead anyway," W illiams said. "I don't want to e nd up testifying against the t own. According to the charter, I 'm the one responsible. I would b e accused of reckless indiffere nce if I knew something was d angerous and did nothing a bout it." Williams researched the p roblem in detail, using measu rements, algebra and personal o bservation. With only two to five seconds t o react, drivers trying to cross t raffic on Interlake put thems elves and others at great risk. The fact that there had been n o serious injuries so far was o nly good fortune, Williams s aid. It was just a matter of time b efore something tragic happ ened. Reached on Saturday, council m ember Ray Royce was surp rised, but understanding. "I thought we were going to t ry and improve the sight lines," h e said, hearing of Williams' d ecision for the first time. "I'm a ssuming it's in his purview, a nd so would be in support of w hat he's doing." Council member Debra W orley said Saturday she had v isited with Williams Friday, e xactly because she too was w orried about the intersection. "It's awful," she said, referr ing to the corner. She not only s upports the idea, she hopes the s igns are put up quickly. There w ill be a short delay as the sign age has to be ordered from the c ounty. In the meantime, W orley hopes traffic cones will b e put out to guide drivers. Danger at corner on town's mind Continued from page 1A and with 85 guests in attendance the event was another success. The $14,000 included funds from the gala ticket sales, sponsorships, and the silent auction and live auction, both which were held on Thursday evening. Childs seemed thrilled with the event's results. "A huge thank you to our sponsors Florida Hospital, Highlands Independent Bank, Kiwanis Club of Sebring, Alan Jay Automotive Network!" For more information about HHH visit the Web site www.hearlandandhorses.org or contact Childs at 4520006. News Sun photos by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Guests enjoy a prime rib dinner during the social and silent auction hour at the Denim and Diamond gala at Paradise Grill on Thursday evening. Heartland Horses and Handicapped Inc. Executive Director Shareen Childs reminds everyone to put their last minute bids in at the silent auction during the Denim and Diamonds Gala on Thursday evening. tion. Obama has spoken about the effect on the U.S. economy and competitiveness from lagging student test scores. Lawmakers and advocates will watch to see whether he keeps the issue in the spotlight in the months ahead. "I don't think there's any substitute but for him to be out front," said Rep. George Miller of California, the top Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee. Some Republicans, wary of another giant bill like health care, would prefer a series of small measures to the broad rewrite of No Child Left Behind favored by the administration. Denim gala another hit Continued from page 1A Trouble continues to follow Obama's plans Continued from page 1A

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Ever since the April 20 Gulf of Mexico Macondo oil well blowout and Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, which killed 11 men, the three mega-corporations involved have stood in a triangle pointing fingers at each other.Now, the presidential commission investigating the disaster, which led to the largest oil spill in the nation's history, says they're right, in a way: All three are to blame as are government regulators. More ominously, the panel, co-chaired by Florida's former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham and former EPAadministrator William K. Reilly, warns that another such spill could happen today. The Obama administration must tighten oversight of offshore drilling to make sure it doesn't. Only one chapter of the commission's full report has been released, but it's an important one because it deals with the blowout's causes. British Petroleum, major owner of the well, Halliburton, which was pumping cement into the well when it blew, and Transocean, the drilling contractor, all took shortcuts to save time and money when less risky options were possible, the commission says. Those shortcuts, plus a failure of the three companies and their subcontractors to communicate with each other better, caused the well eruption, rig explosion and subsequent spill of nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf. ... Since the BPspill, MMS has been overhauled and renamed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. Drilling permitting and oversight have been separated to eliminate coziness between the industry and its regulators. But the panel's findings and those of other ongoing probes into the spill could mean more reforms and better rules for drilling are needed. Drilling in deep water always poses great challenges and risks, the commission warns. BP, Halliburton, Transocean and federal regulators were all well aware of those risks at the Macondo well site. "Notwithstanding these inherent risks, the accident of April 20 was avoidable," it concludes. It was avoidable. Big Oil and federal regulators must treat the commission's report as a hard lesson in what not to do while drilling in deep waters. For drillers: Don't cut corners, don't skirt the rules, don't take unnecessary risks that could have grave consequences. For regulators: Make everyone follow all the rules they're there for a reason, after all. The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico certainly proved that. An editorial from the Miami HeraldGun rights advocates contend that if more people were openly armed there would be fewer mass shootings of the sort that just occurred in Arizona. The sight of many people armed and ready to return fire would itself be a deterrent, so the theory goes. That theory may soon be tested in Florida. The NRA's top legislative priority this year is passage of an "open carry" law. Floridians licensed to carry arms would no longer have to conceal their weapons. Since few NRAdemands are rejected by our Legislature, Florida is likely to become the next open carry state. But will an open carry law make Floridians safer from the sort of senseless handgun violence that occurred in Tucson? Not if you consider th at Arizona itself has one of t he most permissive open car ry laws in America. Not even a permit is required for res idents in that state to go arme d. That presumed deterren ce didn't stop suspect Jared L ee Loughner ... Make us safer? To the co ntrary, when law enforceme nt arrives on the scene of a crime, the presence of nume rous armed individuals wou ld only present more potenti al suspects, with potential ly deadly consequences. "Open carrying of load ed guns is problematic for publ ic safety and for law enforc ement," says Brian Malte, of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Handgun Violenc e. Perhaps just this once law makers might tell the NR A no. An editorial from the Gainesville Sun. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Other viewpoints First, the things we can a gree on. What happened in T ucson, Ariz., last weekend w as a horrible tragedy. And t he one responsible for it, a pparently a young man n amed Jared Loughner, s hould have the full weight o f the law fall upon his s mirking head. The incident should sadd en all of us. A C ongresswoman doing a m eet and greet at a local g rocery store is shot by s omeone who had apparently h ad his eye on her for years. T he creep, not satisfied with t hat, mowed down over a d ozen people before several m anaged to stop him. One of the many questions I have as I read this story is, h ow did a person like him g et a gun in the first place? D on't get me wrong, I'm all f or legal gun ownership, but f rom what we've learned a bout him, it seems he s lipped through some legal c racks to obtain his weapon. If he is as mentally unstab le as news reports seem to i ndicate, there is no way a nyone should have allowed h im near a firearm. Arizona n eeds to take a look at that, j ust to be safe. Now I have to address all t he speculation as to why L oughner might have done t his awful deed. Why target R ep. Gabrielle Giffords in t he first place? Why then go o n to shoot all those other p eople, including a 9-yearo ld girl? Some didn't waste any t ime assigning blame. O bviously, it was the politic al right the Tea Party, R ush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, e tc. who supposedly w hipped this young man up i nto a frenzy which caused h im to snap and take out i nnocents. The right didn't take too k indly to such accusations a nd shot back. So, in the n ame of calling for more p olite political discourse b oth sides have engaged in a nything but. Welcome to p olitics as usual in the U nited States. It would have been nice if people such as the sheriff of Pena County had waited for some hard evidence before deciding the shooter was a right-wing nut. As it is, the things we've learned about the guy appear to indicate he wasn't very political at all certainly not someone who was influenced by talk radio. It's possible that we will never know what drove this shooter to do this horrible deed. He is the only one who really knows, and unless he cares to share it with the rest of us we are stuck with supposing and educated guesses. But let me finish this column with a chat about the political discourse in this country. Not because it caused the shooting, but because it's been brought up this week by those who made false assumptions. No one can say that political discourse doesn't need improvement. I've talked about it, where the opposite sides on the political spectrum see each other as enemies that need to be defeated. Bipartisanship? It's seen as caving in. Getting along? Aweakness. Is it possible that people may want the good of the country and not agree with you on how to do that? That despite the differences between us, there are some things we can do together for the betterment of those around us? Maybe I'm too much of an optimist. Maybe I'm asking too much of my fellow man. Maybe I live in a dream world, imagining politicians of different political stripes actually laying aside their differences and doing what is best instead of what is politically expedient. Maybe. But I can dream, can't I? Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Tucson shooting and political discourse Laura's Look Laura Ware Encouragement to violence is not appropriateEditor: The question is what constitutes colorful rhetoric and when does it become incendiary exhortation? Therulewas that one could not shout fire in a crowded theater. Now a "tweet" can become a shout and the instantaneous ability to disseminate that "tweet" to the world created a crowded theater. Just a bit of "red meat" to energize the base, perhaps intended as mere hyperbole, is rebroadcast enlarged and takes on a life of its own as mandate. Describing a political opponent as "the enemy" and utilizing such terms as "cross hairs", "bulls eyes", "reload" and "target" are clear allusions to gun violence, not mere colorful rhetoric and it is clearly foreseeable that some will perceive these communications as literal directives, to be pursued in furtherance of a political objective Urging "resort to 2nd amendment remendies" is a clear call to violence. The speed with which the righteous right issued disclaimers after the killing of an abortion doctor is the perfect blueprint for what will now occur. "Our comments were merely expressions of opinion, free speech guaranteed under the 1st amendment." Helpfully furnished a megaphone by Fox News. "We did not exhort anyone to commit murder, we merely suggested it would be an appropriate step. No nexus there !" No, not much! That some demented soul will pick up and take the next step, give action to the word is not merely possible, it is almost a certainty. Our history is replete with such cases. Disagreement, within the bounds of civility is always appropriate in a democracy encouragement to violence is not. Political icons should not emulate Machiavelli or Sun Tzu and then contend they are merely following the directives of our "founding fathers." My Federalist Papers did not counsel nor condone random killing and assassination as appropriate mean s to express disagreement. Randy Ludac er Lake Plac id Store manager a pleasure to deal withEditor: This past week I had a problem wit h a product purchased at JCPenney's at Lakeshore Mall. I was pleasantly impressed with the store manager, Mr Horn. He was understanding and cour teous and solved my problem in a sho rt time. He might even have had a smile I certainly plan to do more shoppin g there, being year-round residents. Kathleen Shisl er Sebrin g Bouquet EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-maileditor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the NewsSun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up.

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Genevieve ClarkGenevieve L. Clark, 85, of L ake Placid went to be with h er Lord on Saturday morni ng, Dec. 18, 2010 at the Bal M oral Assisted Living surr ounded by her family. She w as born on Feb. 14, 1925 in B elmar, N.J., to parents P hillip and Alice (Dott) F ritzscha. She and her late h usband Thomas moved to L ake Placid 1981 from New J ersey. Mrs. Clark loved s pending time with her famil y and friends, enjoyed time o n the water and gardening. M rs. Clark was of the C atholic faith attending St. J ames Catholic Church. Mrs. Clark is preceded in d eath by her loving husband o f 63 years, Thomas; and is s urvived by her loving sons, T homas W. "Tom" Clark III a nd Robert Thomas Clark ( Kathy); five grandchildren a nd 12 great-grandchildren. Aservice to celebrate Mrs. C lark's life was held Jan. 15, 2 011 at the Bal Moral A ssisted Living with Father R ichard Seifferly celebrating. W ords of comfort to the fami ly can be made by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.co m. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid, 465-4134.Hugh McPheeHugh Robert McPhee, aka Scott McPhee, passed away Dec. 29, 2010 at the age of 83. Born in New York City, he was educated in the Catholic school system Scott enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II serving as an aviation ordnance man and aerial gunner on a torpedo bomber, carrier based in the Pacific Theater. After discharge, Scott settled in South Florida when he helped his first wife Jean raise three children Hugh Robert (Bob), Bruce Scott and Barbara Jean. Working in the commercial construction field as a carpenter, he advanced rapidly to supervisory and project manager positions. After his association with large commercial construction projects in Florida and other states, he started his own companies, Highlander and Tartan construction with his main office in Hollywood, Fla., where he married his second and present wife Marvene in 1965. Maintaining residences in Hallandale, Fla., and the Bahamas, they pursued their love of boating, fishing and scuba diving. As a member of OPBRA (off shore power boat racing) Scott was very involved in races held in conjunction with Bacardi Enterprises. In 1982, always proud of his Scottish heritage, Scott became the founder and president of the MacFie Clan Society of NA. His passion for travel and his Scottish heritage led to participation at numerous annual Highland Games held annually throughout the U.S. His two favorite set of games was Stone Mountain,Ga., site of the Clan's annual meeting and Grandfather Mountain, N.C. He and Marvene were so pleased to participate in the 25th annual meeting held in 2008. Scott also proudly represented Clan MacFie at International Gatherings held in Scotland as well as Australia and New Zealand. As a very active member of his community membership participation proudly included: Charter Life member of SAMS(Scottish American Military Society; member of Mahi Shrine Temple, Miami, FL; life member Hollywood Elks Lodge; member of Lake Placid Moose Lodge; Life member and past Post and District Commander of the VFW.(Hollywood,FL); member VFWLake Placid, FL; Director and Vice President of Hallandale Chamber of Commerce; Life member of N.R.A(National Rifle Ass.) Charter member US Military Vets Motorcycle Club and Moose Riders. Scott held a private pilot's license and was an avid motorcycle rider, purchasing his first motorcycle in 1947 and continued to ride until the age of 82. Part of his legacy was his love of animals. He served on the board of directors for the Humane Society of Highlands County and was responsible for numerous constructions projects over many years to benefit the animals at this "no kill" shelter. Scott is survived by Marvene, his wife of 46 years; three children, seven grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Per his request there will be no memorial service. Edith WirickEdith Danielle "DeeDee" Kilborn Wirick, 44, of Loxahatchee, loving wife, devoted mother, fabulous sister and doting aunt died Wed., Jan. 12 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg after a brief illness. DeeDee was born in Avon Park and spent most of her life in Sebring and Lake Placid before moving to Palm Beach County in early 2001. As a child, she attended Fred Wild Elementary and Sebring Middle schools and graduated from New Prospect private school in Sebring in 1983. She was a former office cashier at Publix in Lake Placid before becoming a dental assistant at the Smile Emporium in Sebring. She later worked at Florida Hospital Heartland. She was of the Protestant faith. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Daniel A.; son, Christopher D.; and daughter, Kelsi D.; and step-son, Daniel. Survivors also include her sister, Rosemarie Dowell of Leesburg, and brothers, Steve Kilborn of Ohio and Charles Kilborn of Pennsylvania. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends and loved ones. DeeDee loved Danny wi th all her heart and was esp ecially proud of him and h is accomplishments. She w as also proud of Christophe r, who inherited her easy-goin g personality, charm and wi llingness to help others an d Kelsi for her beauty, bo th inside and out, as well as h er academic achievement s. DeeDee's warm friend ly smile and generous, lovin g spirit will be dearly miss ed by all who truly knew her. Agraveside service to ce lebrate DeeDee's life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 6, 2011 at the Oak H ill Cemetery with Pastor Bre tt Morey celebrating. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting www.sco ttfuneralservices.com Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Hom e, Lake Placid, 465-4134.Death NoticeMaximino LebronMaximino Sanch ez Lebron, age 81, of Avon Pa rk passed away Thursday, Ja n. 13, 2011. Stephenson-Nelso n Funeral Home Avon ParkRuth JohnsonRuth Leak Johnson, 94, of Sebring, FL, died Jan. 1 4, 2011. Morris Funeral Chape l, Sebring. Tickets now on sale for Arc's Afternoon TeaSEBRING Florida H ospital Heartland Medical C enter invites the public to A rc's Afternoon Tea from 24 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at t he Sebring Lakeside Resort. A lso sponsoring the event is W ells Dodge, Chrysler and J eep. Finger sandwiches, p astries, assorted teas and c old drinks will be served. Guest speaker Sunny S erafino, the author of seve ral books based on family v alues and courageous w omen, will speak on the Importance of Family". S pecial recognition will be g iven to women who have b een a part of the Ridge A rea Arc "family" over the p ast years. There will be drawings for s everal raffle and door p rizes. Tickets are $30. All p roceeds benefit the individu als with developmental and o ther disabilities served by A rc. For more information c ontact Rhonda Beckman at r beckman@ridgeareaarc.org o r call 452-1295, ext 112. Elvis/ventriloquist show comes to Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Elvis i mpersonator Jimmy Smith w ill be at the Lake Placid E lks Lodge with world f amous comedian/ventriloq uist Alex House at 4 p.m. t oday. Smith has been singing s ongs since he was a small c hild and has studied Elvis' m oves and mannerisms and p erfected them. Houston has e ntertained people for three d ecades. Tickets are $12 per pers on. Open seating and open t o the public. Tickets must b e purchased at the Lake P lacid Elks Lodge. Recreation Club plans events for weekSEBRING The Sebring R ecreation Club will host t he following events this w eek: Today 1 p.m., Al Leslie o n keyboard. Monday 1 p.m., Ladies S ocial Club; 1:15 p.m., shuff leboard scrambles. Tuesday 12:30 p.m., b ridge; 3 p.m., ping pong. Wednesday 1 p.m., p inochle; 1:15 p.m., shuffleb oard league; 5:15 p.m., line d ancing lessons; 6:30 p.m., l ine dancing. For details, call (262) 2243 819.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK Highlands County Moose Lodge 2494 will have a meeting at noon today. Tiki Hut music by Jackie and Joe at 3 p.m. Moose Rider meeting at 11 a.m. House Committee meets at 6 p.m. Monday followed by the officers meeting at 7 p.m. and general meeting at 7:30 p.m. WOTM's second monthly meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. WOTM and LOOM meeting at 7:30 p.m. The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host the NFLBig Ticket at 1 p.m. today. Karaoke by Cowbells will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. For details and menu selection, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will have karaoke with Bama Jam today. Loyal Order of the Moose meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, followed by the House Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m., Women of the Moose at 7 p.m. and the LOOM general meeting at 7:30 p.m. For details, call 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will host the Jimmy Smith and Alex Houston Show (doors open 3 p.m., show at 4 p.m.) today. Music by Frankie on Monday, with a BPOE board meeting set for 7:30 p.m. BPOE indoctrination is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For lodge event details, call 465-2661.TOPS welcomes visitors to an open houseSEBRING An open house will be held by TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Chapter 632, at 3 p.m. Monday at the Lake Josephone Baptist Church hall. There is no charge to attend this meeting. TOPS is a non-profit organization that helps and supports members'efforts to lose weight and keep it off sensibly. There are programs on the importance of nutritional balance, portion control, regular physical activity and stress management in achieving weght loss and better health are provided at chapter meetings. New members are welcomed to join the journey to better health and have the support of other members sharing similar journeys. The annual membership fee is $20 plus a nomimal chapter fee of $5 per month that is collected for local chapter expenses. Call Judy O'Boyle at 2600831 for additional information.Sebring Village Show is MondaySEBRING Brian Roman and the Romanettes will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Sebring Village clubhouse. From Canada to Florida, Brian Roman brings his own unique and interactive styling to the music made popular by great artists like Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Elvis, Neil Diamond and others. With his fantastic baritone/tenor voice and captivating stage presence, Brian adds a warmth and excitement that leaves audiences "joyfully entertained." Tickets are $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 3860045 or 273-0875.NARFE will meet TuesdaySEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet Tuesday at Homer's Buffet in Sebring Square. Lunch is at 11 a.m., followed by the business meeting at noon. Guest speaker will be Ranger Dorothy Harris from Highlands Hammock State Park. All current and retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011Page 5A 2521US27N. Sebring(NexttoHomeDepot)(863)386-9859Sebrings Own Meat LoafBaked 1/4 Chicken Pot Roast Country Fried ChickenServed with side and rollSpaghetti Chicken ParmesanServed with garlic breadONLY $7.99Includes Choice of Soda, Tea or CoffeeTHURSDAYLadies Night 6-10pmLadies Drink Free € Well & Draft Karaoke 9pm FRIDAYPrime Rib Dinner10 oz. $15 € 14 oz. $17 Karaoke 8pmSATURDAYAll-U-Can-Eat WingsOnly $15SAT & SUN$1 Drafts EARLY BIRDS11am … 5pm Daily Beryl M. Christie, 79, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011, in Sebring. She was born September 3, 1931, to Frank and Alvira Louise (Jackson) Isaacs in Hanover, Jamaica, and had been a resident of Sebring since 1993, coming from Miami, Fl. She was an Asst. Vice President/Bank Manager in the banking industry and was a past member of the Kendall Chamber of Commerce and the Miami Business Development Group. She enjoyed cooking and gardening; was a member of Spring Lake Baptist Church and in her later years was the church clerk, assistant treasurer and sang in the choir. She loved the Lord and her family with all her heart; also her friends and all people and would help anyone she could. She is survived by her daughter, Grace JillŽ Christie; grandchildren, Andrew Tudor, Christine Tudor and Philip Tudor, all of Sebring; sister, Norma KayŽ Nicholson, England; and brother, Noel BabooŽ Isaacs, New York. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bevan Spurgent Christie on March 21, 2010, and her son, Mark Christie in 1984. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2011 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Spring Lake Baptist Church, Sebring, with Pastor Richard Schermerhorn officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Miami, at 4:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Life Outreach International, P.O. Box 982000, Ft. Worth, TX 76182-8000. Arrangements have been entrusted to: STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.comBERYL M. CHRISTIE Elaine Gaskin, 84, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2011, in Sebring. She was born May 17, 1926, to Charles H. and Helen (Hill) Robel, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania and had been a resident of Sebring since 1968, coming from Key West, FL. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist faith and enjoyed working with crafts, needlework, painting and sculpting. She was a former member of the Sebring Art League and also enjoyed gardening and bike riding. Mrs. Gaskin is survived by her husband of 47 years, Richard Gaskin of Sebring and daughter, Melodye Elayne Gaskin, Ph.D., of Gainesville, Florida. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring, with interment at Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon Park, FL, immediately following. The family will receive friends at Stephenson-Nelson the hour preceding the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Southside Baptist Church, 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to: STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.comELAINE GASKIN Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES McPhee Associated PressDAVIE ASouth Florida police officer who collapsed during his department's SWATteam tryouts earlier this week has died. Davie police say 27-yearold Rogerio Morales died Thursday at a Weston hospital. Officials believe Morales might have had a heart attack, but an autopsy has been ordered to determine an exact cause of death. Morales who was described as being very physically fit collapsed Monday while completing a physical agility test. He was given first-aid by a Davie paramedic at the scene before he was taken to the hospital. His death is being considered an in-the-line-of-duty death. Morales had been with the department for two years. He is survived by his wife, Alejandra. 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McGuire is said to have n amed his aircraft "Pudgy" a fter the endearing nickname h e gave his young wife, M arilynn (Mrs. Marilyn M cGuire Beatty). McGuire was killed in a ction near the end of World W ar II. He and another ace, M aj. Dick Bong, were comp eting to become the top ace o f the war, shooting down as m any enemy aircraft as possib le before the war ended. Hometown heroBorn in Ridgewood, N.J., M cGuire attended school in S ebring, graduating from S ebring High School in 1938. Tommy Mitchell, a grade y ounger in school, reminisced a bout playing football in the l ot across from the K enilworth Lodge with M cGuire. The McGuire resid ence was next to what has b ecome the Elks Lodge. The h ome is no longer there. M cGuire's father was in the a utomotive sales business, a nd had very little input in the y oung Tommy's life. There are tales of a teenage M cGuire and his "need for s peed." He started driving an a utomobile before most t eenagers obtain a license n ow. He enjoyed driving on S tate Road 17, where he c ould become airborne over t he railroad tracks.McGuire the aviatorAfter graduation from S ebring, McGuire went on to a ttend Georgia School of T echnology for three years, e nlisting in the U.S. Air C orps in 1941. He received h is commission as a second lieutenant and given his pilot wings in February, 1942. He flew with the Alaskan Defense Command, gaining airtime and experience, before going to Australia in March 1943, where he was assigned to the 49th Fighter Group. He transferred to the 431st squadron of the 475th Fighter Group. During combat maneuvers over Wewak, McGuire shot down three aircraft. Three days later, he returned to the sky and shot down two more to become regarded as an ace. His experiences in the air and with destroying the enemy afford McGuire the opportunity to become a flight and fighter instructor for other pilots, teaching them new maneuvers, how hard to push the plane, and what to watch out for or avoid. During General Douglas MacArthur's return to the Philippines, McGuire led the Night Fighter Squadron of the 49th Group, and flew with Charles Lindbergh in the advance unit. Lindbergh was not supposed to fly on any combat missions during the war, though he did. On the morning of January 7, 1945, flying over Los Negros in the Philippines, Major McGuire was attempting to save a fellow pilot. He attempted a very tight turn at a low speed just over the jungle. Pudgy stalled, went into an uncontrollable snap-roll, fell off on a wing, was seen to plunge into the ground. Philippine villagers found his body and hid it from the Japanese patrolling the area, so the body could be returned to the United States for appropriate burial at Arlington National Cemetery.The hero lives on Sebring Elks has honored McGuire with a flagpole and small garden near the site of his boyhood home. The Highlands Air Force Association provided a marker for the flagpole at the Elks Lodge. The pole is located directly across from the Kenilworth. South Florida Community College's Learning Resources Center has a plaque dedicated to McGuire with his portrait and a painting of the P38 he flew. The Medal of Honor Park is home to a huge stone marker in front of the Highlands County Health Department, named after McGuire. Asmaller marker for McGuire can be found in the Tranquility Park with the Medal of Honor recipients, near the Veteran Services Office. Prominently displayed in the foyer of the Sebring High School is a photo of McGuire with an inscription lauding him for his heroics actions. Continued from page 1A McGuire lithograph donated Courtesy photo Tommy Mitchell, with Col. Whitton, shows the donated lithograph, rendition of the Medal of Honor, and a copy of the Medal of Honor citation. south. The Cavalier came to a final stop facing north almost parallel to the truck's cab. Daigle, who was wearing a seat belt, reported no injuries. Both young women, neither of them wearing seat belts, were transported to Lawnwood Regional where Deery died. According to the police report, alcohol was a factor in the accident. Deery had worked for the News-Sun as a sales assistant in the past and the news of her death came as a terrible shock for the many who had enjoyed working with her. But, a local fire department grieves even more deeply. Brooke Deery was the daughter of Mike and Becky Deery. Mike Deery has been a member of the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department for more than17 years, and has served as an assistant chief for the last five. The department issued a press release Friday expressing its heart felt condolences to the Deery family. Chief Scott Mann said, "When I received the call it was like losing a daughter of my own. Brooke grew up before our eyes from a little girl running around the station to a beautiful young woman. Brooke will be missed." "Being a father myself I can't imagine the loss," Assistant Chief Billy Kingston said. "My heart has an empty spot for a family member we lost today." Mike Deery's fellow fire fighters want the public to know this tragedy occurs at a difficult time for the family. Deery, who works in the building industry, hasn't been able to find a job in almost a year, despite actively looking for work. Brooke's mother, who works for a doctor, is having to support the family. "The members (of t he department) wanted to d o something to help Mike an d Becky and their survivin g three daughters in this tim e of need," the press relea se said. As a result the departme nt is creating a fund to he lp cover the costs incurred b y the final arrangements. "We are asking for mem bers of the community to support Mike and his fami ly as they have supported o ur community over the years ." the release said. Donations may be sent to West Sebring Fire Statio n 10 at 3517 Hammock Roa d, Sebring 33872; in memo ry of Brooke Deery. For more information ca ll Mann at 381-1930, or Kingston at 214-7800, or firefighter John Muha at 381-2235. Amemorial service f or Brooke will be held at 1 0 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at Our Lady of Grace Cathol ic Church in Avon Park. Continued from page 1A Young girl's death hard for families community," said Kris Schmidt, president of the Leadership Highlands Class of 2010. The Canned Food Drive concludes with the Highlands Hometown Hoe-Down from 4-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5 at the downtown Sebring Circle. The Hoe-Down is free to the public and includes entertainment for all ages including live music by Longshot, dancing, a cake walk, a pie-eating contest, a movie, face-painting and activities for kids. Leadership Highlands is pre-selling a limited number of barbecued pork an d swamp cabbage dinners for the even t. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at t he Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Sebrin g Chambers of Commerce. Canned foo d donations are welcomed at the event, so come out for some family fun and "bring a can if you can." For more information about this event or the canned food drive, contact Schmidt at 784-7189 or Lorrie Key at 784-7033. Hoe-down planned for Feb. 5 Continued from page 2A The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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BUSINESS If someone gave you a $50 bill, you probably wouldn't just stick it in a drawer and forget it. But that's essentially what happ ens to billions of dollars w orth of gift cards each year people either lose or forget a bout them, or never use up t heir balances. Here's how gift cards w ork. There are two basic t ypes: Retail gift cards, used to b uy goods or services at a s ingle merchant or affiliated g roup of merchants. Network-branded gift c ards, issued by a bank and c arrying the logo of a paym ent card network (like V isa, MasterCard or A merican Express) and can b e used at any location a ccepting cards from that n etwork. Account information is s tored in the card's magnetic s trip. If you're not sure of t he remaining balance, ask t he merchant to scan the c ard, call the toll-free numb er on the card or verify it o n the card issuer's Web site p rovided. Some store-brande d cards can be reloaded; a nd most can be replaced if l ost or stolen although you m ay have to provide proof of p urchase and pay a replacem ent fee. The 2009 Credit Card A ccountability, R esponsibility and D isclosure Act changed laws g overning gift cards sold on o r after August 22, 2010. It r equires that: Money loaded on gift cards must not expire for at least five years from date of purchase or after funds were last reloaded. If the card expires but the underlying funds have not, you can request a free replacement card. Inactivity, account maintenance and service fees may not be charged until after 12 months of inactivity; after that, only one such fee may be deducted from the balance each month. (Fees for activation or lost/stolen card replacement are exempt.) Fees must be clearly disclosed on the card or its packaging. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your gift cards: Use them quickly; the longer you wait, the more likely you are to forget or misplace them. Treat them like cash; and write down the account and toll-free numbers to report lost or stolen cards. Ask if the retailer will honor the card for online purchases, if that's your preferred shopping method. Be sure to use up the entire account balance, or ask if a cash refund is available. You may be able to use multiple cards for a single purchase say you have several low-balance Starbucks cards. If you don't care for a particular retailer, consider trading gift cards with friends. Or check out some of the Web sites that have sprung up where you can buy, sell or swap certain kinds of gift cards, such as CardHub (www.cardhub. com), Plastic Jungle (www.plasticjungle.com), and Swapagift.com (www.swapagift.com). Just make sure you understand any transaction or registration fees or commissions that may be charged. Afew additional safeguards: If you have a retail gift card and the company goes out of business, you may forfeit the balance. Be cautious when trading cards with strangers. For example, if using a thirdparty exchange site, ask about their verification policies and check with the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org) for complaints. Avoid unsolicited offers for free cards that sound too good to be true. By following spam links you could jeopardize your personal information. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. On Twitter: www.twitter.com/ PracticalMoney. Get the most out of your gift cards Special to the News-SunWAUCHULASince the founding of our nation, military personnel, through their selfless acts and even their lives, have established and maintained the freedoms that Americans enjoy. In recognition of these brave men and women, Peace River Electric Cooperative (PRECO), headquartered in Wauchula, is hosting a special "Military Salute" at its 71st Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled for March 12. The annual membership meeting is a once-a-year event for PRECO's member-consumers. Held on the cooperative's property, members are invited to enjoy the family friendly games, educational booths and food, and participate in the business meeting. The meeting's "Military Salute" theme will host a "Wall of Honor," which features veterans, past and present. PRECO is currently soliciting members for photos and service information for display. "PRECO members and their extended family, living or deceased, are eligible to be included on our Wall of Honor," shares PRECO meter reader supervisor Mike Rouse. "We simply request the veteran's phot o, name, branch of servic e, and dates served inform ation, which will be proud ly displayed at the Annu al Meeting." To participate, PREC O members are asked to email photo and servi ce information to the cooper ative's office at Mike.Rouse@preco.coo p o r Kendell.Coker@preco.co o p. Alternatively, t he requested information m ay be mailed to: Peace Riv er Electric Cooperative, Wa ll of Honor Project, P.O. Bo x 1310, Wauchula, FL3387 3. Photos will not be returne d. For more informatio n, contact Peace Riv er Electric Cooperative, to llfree at 800-282-3824. Peace River Electr ic Cooperative (PRECO), a Touchstone Energy(r) di stribution electric cooper ative headquartered in Wauchula, provides electr ic service and energy sol utions to nearly 35,00 0 member/consumers in 1 0 Florida counties in centr al Florida, includin g Highlands. Through almo st 4,000 miles of power line s, the electric cooperative h as been in business since 194 0 as a member-owned, no tfor-profit organization. PRECO to host Salute to Military at annual meeting Personal Finance Jason Alderman Metro Services Use gift cards quickly after you receive them to lessen the likelihood of misplacing them. Follow the News-Sun while your follow your friends on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun 50%OFF GRAND OPENING Now thru Jan. 31st50% OFF ENROLLMENT FEES!YOUVE EXPERIENCED PART OF THE SOLUTION...NOW DISCOVER THE LOSE YOUR WEIGHT FOR THE LAST TIME. 863-471-250013 Ryant Blvd. SebringCorner of 27 & Ryant Blvd. CALLTODAY! GRAND OPENING 50% OFF € Tired of exercise programs that dont get you to your goal? € Tired of diets that dont work € Tired of losing weight but not keeping it off? Dr. Keatley Waldron Medical Director Sherri Pickard Office Manager With Total Solutions youll lose 4-24 inches in 7 visits and lose 207lbs. average per week*GUARANTEED WEIGHT LOSS GUARANTEED!

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Special to the News-SunBeing vigilant against f raud is not only important f or a company's bottom line; i t also strengthens customer t rust in the business. B ecoming a victim of fraud c an have a negative financial a nd reputational impact on a b usiness, and Better Business B ureau recommends owners t rain their staff to look out for s even common schemes that p rey on small companies. Every year BBB receives t housands of complaints from s mall business owners who f ell for an invoicing scheme o r were misled into paying f or products and services t hey did not want. Scammers a re not always trying to steal m oney from a business; s ometimes they are after a c ompany's financial or cust omer data and will use many k inds of high and low-tech m ethods for getting it. "Small business fraud can c ome from internal threats, s uch as employee fraud, or f rom external full-time s ources," said Karen Nalven, p resident of BBB Serving W est Florida. "Small busin ess owners are a popular m ark for any number of diff erent schemes, often b ecause they lack the time a nd resources to fight fraud." BBB is warning business o wners to look out for the f ollowing seven schemes that c ommonly target small comp anies:Directory schemesAperennial problem that has plagued businesses for decades involves deceptive sales for directories. Commonly, a call is placed to a business claiming it is necessary to update their entry in an online directory, or they might lie about being with the Yellow Pages. The business is later billed hundreds of dollars for listing services they didn't agree to or for ads that they thought would be in the Yellow Pages. Office supply schemesThese schemes prey on small business owners hoping that they won't notice a bill for office supplies like toner or paper which the company never ordered. Every year BBB receives thousands of complaints from small business owners who were deceived by office supply companies and billed for products they didn't want. Overpayment schemesBe extremely cautious if a customer overpays using a check or credit card and then asks you to wire the extra money back to them or to a third party. Overpayment schemes target any number of different companies including catering businesses, manufacturers, wholesalers and even sellers on sites like eBay, Craigslist and Etsy.Data breachesNo matter how vigilant your company is a data breach can still happen. Whether it's the result of hackers, negligence or a disgruntled employee, a data breach can have a severe impact on the level of trust customers have in your business. You can learn how to defend your company from a data breach for free with BBB's Data Security Made Simpler at www.bbb.org/ data-security Vanity awardsWhile it's flattering to be recognized for your hard work, some awards are just money-making schemes and have no actual merit. If you are approached about receiving a business or leadership award, research the opportunity carefully and be wary if you're asked to pay money. Stolen identitySome unethical entities pretend to be a legitimate company for the purposes of ripping off consumers. When it comes to stolen identity, the company doesn't necessarily lose money, but its reputation is potentially tarnished as angry customers who were ripped off think the real company is responsible. Phishing e-mailsSome phishing e-mails specifically target small business owners with the goal of hacking into their computer or network. Common examples include e-mails pretending to be from the IRS claiming the company is being audited or phony e-mails from BBB saying the company has received a complaint. If you receive a suspicious e-mail from a government agency or BBB, don't click on any links or open any attachments. Contact the agency or BBB directly to confirm the legitimacy of the e-mail. For more advice on how to manage your business effectively, visit www.bbb.org/us/BusinessResources/. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011Page 9A The Board of Directors of Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc. Invites you and your guest to attend the Grand Opening of the Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House and Resource Center 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870 € Valet Parking € Thursday, January 27, 2011 Dedication and Program ~ 10 a.m. Refreshments & Tours begin immediately after the program Please RSVP to 863-314-8121 or 813-871-8441 by Friday, January 21, 2011Directions:Turn onto Hammock Road in Sebring off Highway 27.Travel 0.2 miles. The property is on your right. BUSINESS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Models visite d Belk, Dress Barn, Ideal G olf, Maxcy's Men's Wear, S teve & Co. and Sue's Cubby H ole Boutique this week to s elect fashions to be worn a tthe Tanglewood Actors G uild's "USATour for the C ure Tour" to be heldat 7 p .m. Saturday, Jan. 29. All proceeds will go to the T anglewood Residents' C ancer Benefit. The evening i s sponsored by Newsom Eye a nd Edward Jones-Alan J. H olmes. The evening will feature r esident models, musicians a nd dancers.As well as fashi ons, there will be musical n umbers from across the U SAperformed by a live b and and some very talented singers. The action on stage will be rounded out with dazzling dance numbers. Hors d'ouevres anddesserts will be served. Guests are invited to provide their own drinks. Get a group of eight together and book a table. Both men and women are sure to enjoy this evening of excellent entertainment in support of The American Cancer Society. Tickets for "TAG's USA Tour for the Cure Tour" are $15 and may be purchased at the Tanglewood Clubhouse (one-half mile north of WalMart) on Mondays from 9:30-10 a.m., or Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. For ticket information, call 382-9507. Businesses get fashions out to help cancer benefit Courtesy photo Sue's Cubby Hole Boutique will have fashions on display at Tanglewood's USA Tour for the Cure Tour,' a cancer benefit fashion show. Some of those models visiting area fashion providers were (from left) Rosie Barnes, Sandy Trull, and Marilyn Werry. Courtesy photo Chris Black (back from, from left), Bonnie Schmidt and Barb Snyder joined Steve Black (front row, left) and Horst Wolff at Ideal Golf to make selections for Tanglewood's fashion show. Courtesy photo A t Maxcy's Men's Wear looking at fashionable selections for T anglewood's fashion show were (standing, from left) Judy Chastain, Alan Holmes, Marilyn Werry, Tom Mapp and Gerry Omand. Seated is Theresa Reynolds. Seven unethical schemes that target small businesses Special to the News-SunSEBRING Ever thought about starting or relocating your own business? Have a Downtown Sebring business you'd like to improve? Then plan to attend the Destination Centennial: Downtown Sebring Business Opportunity Seminar from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the Kenilworth Lodge. The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is partnering with the Small Business Development Center and the Highlands County Economic Development Commission to host a free seminar for anyone who either (1) currently owns a business in Downtown Sebring, or (2) is considering opening or re-locating a business in Downtown Sebring. Attendees will gain val uable business knowledg e, including: (1) Business an d Entrepreneur Start Up 10 1; (2) Downtown Busine ss Opportunities an d Assistance How an d Why?; and (3) Eight Ste ps to Business Sustainability Food Service, Retail an d Professional Services. With the 2012 Sebrin g Centennial quick ly approaching, plans a re already being made f or Downtown Sebring to explode with activity. A s the 100-year celebratio n draws closer, now is t he perfect time for small bus inesses to invest in Downtown Sebring. For more informatio n about this seminar and to reserve a seat, conta ct Casey Wohl at CaseyWohl@Yahoo.com or 224-6326 by phone. Downtown Sebring to host business opportunity seminar Special to the News-SunSEBRING "Starting Your Business" is a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at University of South Florida. It will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at South Florida Community College Corporate and Continuing Education Room T05 from 2-4:30 p.m. It is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have sta rted a business and want to make sure they did it co rrectly. Licenses, marketin g, entity selection, and bus iness planning are amon g the items discussed. The seminar will be pr esented by David Noe l, Certified Business Analy st with the SBDC. Seating is limited, so call Noel at 78 47378 to reserve a seat in t he seminar or for further info rmation. Free seminar set for small businesses NEWS-SUN€ 385-6155 By BILLKACZOR Associated PressTALLAHASSEE An administrative law j udge has approved a proposed three-year, $ 51 million contract with a new company to m anage Florida's Medicaid program even t hough the current vendor bid $12.2 million l ess. Judge John D.C. Newton II issued a recomm ended order Wednesday saying the Agency f or Health Care Administration did not viol ate state laws or regulations by proposing to a ward the new contract to eQHealthSolutions I nc. of Baton Rouge, La. The case now goes back to the agency for a f inal decision. The contract, which would begin July 1, i ncludes making prior authorization decisions f or such Medicaid services as hospital admissions and home health visits much as an insurance company does in the private sector to prevent improper or fraudulent payments. It would continue a fraud verification program for home health services that began earlier this year through a contract amendment. Inspectors check on patients to make sure they are getting services being paid for and those services are appropriate. The agency determined eQHealthSolutions showed a better understanding of what's needed to successfully administer the statefederal health care program for low-income and disabled people and that Keystone Peer Review Organization Inc. had understated its expenses. Newton also found Keystone falsely claimed ownership of a data system it planned to use. Administrative judge OKs Fla. Medicaid contract

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Newly painted exterior, newly painted interior with exciting Tuscan colors, newly enlarged garage, newly installed appliances in fabulous kitchen. Surround sound, remote controlled fans, two water heaters, six zone lake fed irrigation, quiet cul-de-sac with views of Lake Istokpoga across the street. This 3/2 built in 2000 has everything you could ask for and more! US 27 to E on 98. Turn R on Lakeview, follow to end. Turn L on Sherman. At stop sign turn R on Ryan, follow to stop sign. Turn R and quick R onto Cypress Ct. House on L. Sunday, January 16 … 1pm-3pm716 Cypress Court, SpringlakePURCHASE THIS AMAZING $289,000 LAKE FRONT HOME IN LAKESIDE ESTATES! TAKE THE VISUAL TOUR AT CJHAMEL.COMOPENHOUSE OPENHOUSE OPENHOUSE CJ HAMEL 863-664-0125WWW.CJHAMEL.COM Realty Plus CLASSIFIEDSIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 101300GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. HELEN PODDOUBNYI, et. al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PODDOUBNYI FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Last known address(es): C/O HELEN PODDOUBNYI, 2114 ELVADO RD., VISTA, CA, 92084 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage of the following described property: LOT 7, BLOCK 63, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A mobile home with the VIN number N/A sits of the property. a/k/a 4010 MENDOZA AVE., SEBRING, FL 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if an, to it, on Diana Chung, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 either on or before February 18, 2011. and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 10th day of January, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk January 16, 23, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000039 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR B Y MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, LEGATEES, DEVISEES, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, CREDITORS AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST ELIZABETH J. HOFFRICHTER AKA ELIZABETH HOFFRICHTER, DECEASED, ET AL Defendants, RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated November 8, 2010 entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000039 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVI A BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK is Plaintiff and ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, LEGATEES, DEVISEES, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, CREDITORS AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST ELIZABETH J. HOFFRICHTER AKA ELIZABETH HOFFRICHTER, DECEASED; ____, AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIZABETH J. HOFFRICHTER AKA ELIZABETH HOFFRICHTER, IF ANY; MICHAEL J. HOFFRICHTER; ____, AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL J. HOFFRICHTER N/K/A ANGEL HOFFRICHTER; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s) are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the 10th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 99, FAIRMOUNT MOBILE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 1979 ALLARD MOBILE HOME VIN # 4785ATITLE# 16664826 VIN# 4785BTITLE# 16664825 Street Address: 3607 NEW YORK AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the dateo f the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 6th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLER K By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Cler k January 9, 16, 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 CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-001270 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN O. TOROSIAN, DECEASED, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN O. TOROSIAN, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST, JOHN O. TOROSIAN, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 308 VILLAWAY, SEBRING, FL 33876 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: CLUSTER 3, UNIT B, OF COUNTRY CLUB VILLAS I OF SPRING LAKE, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 74, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before February 25, 2011 or within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 11th day of January, 2011. ROBERT GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk January 16, 23, 2011 DEPUTY CLERK January 16, 23, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC08-494 WACOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. RODNEY ROSADO; LUCRECIA ROSADO; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Publish in THE NEWS-SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order resetting Foreclosure Sale dated January 11, 2011, and entered in Case No. GC08-494 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit, in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, where in WACOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, and RODNEY ROSADO, LUCRECIA ROSADO, Defendant, I will to the highest bidder for cash on the 8th day of February, 2011, at 11:00am, at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment lying and being situate in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, to wit: Generally described as being part of Lot 16, in Block 1, of LAKE JOSEPHINE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 92, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence as a Point of Beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot 16; thence North 39 degrees 25'40'' East along the North boundary of Lot 16, a distance of 161.84 feet to a point; thence South 00 degrees 22' West parallel to and 35 feet West of the East boundary of Lot 16, a distance of 37.5 feet to a point; thence South 89 degrees 25'40'' West, a distance of 50.36 feet to a point; thence South 65degrees 151'52'' West, a distance of 93.79 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot 16; thence North 18 degrees 56'30'' West along the Easterly boundary of Lake Josephine Drive, a distance of 79.02 feet to the Point of Beginning. NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE, NOT LATER THAT SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE CHARGE OF UP TO $70 FOR SERVICES IN MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE.NOTICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN. DATED this 12th day of January, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. January 16, 23, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 09001074GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST2007-5 MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM PAEDAE A/K/A WILLIAM H. PAEDAE; et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 6, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09001074GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST2007-5 MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM PAEDAE A/K/A WILLIAM H. PAEDAE; DELIA M. PAEDAE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; are the defendants. ROBERT W. GERMAINE The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, ROOM 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 AM, on February 8, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SEE EXHIBIT A EXHIBIT ``A'' Lot 5, Block ``O'' SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 67, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, LESS AND EXCEPT the following portion thereof; BEGIN at the Northwesterly corner of said Lot 5, being the common corner with Lot 6; thence run North 68 degrees 06 minutes 20 seconds East parallel with the Southeasterly line of said Lot 5 and 95 feet Northwesterly of as measured at right angles thereto, for a distance of 331.95 feet to a point on the shoreline of Lake Jackson; thence meander Northerly along the shoreline of said Lake Jackson for a distance of 57 feet more or less to a point, said point being in the Northwesterly line of said Lot 5; thence run Westerly along the Northwesterly line of said Lot 5 to the POINT OF BEGINNING of said excepted parcel. Property Address 4211 Lakeview Dr., Sebring, Florida 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of January, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-12 IN RE: ESTATE OF HELEN L. FELTHAM, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HELEN L. FELTHAM, deceased, whose date of death was December 14, 2010, and whose social security number is 189-09-2237, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce A venue, 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 required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 16, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Jason Michael Feltham 2370 Craig Rd. Piffard, NY 14533 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 January 16, 23, 2011 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results

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Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL. 33875-5803 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the Fictitious name of KAYLA GRIFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY, located at 212 S. Ridgewood Dr., in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33870, intents to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 13th day of January, 2011. Kayla Griffin January 16, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-1207 GCS LOTSOURCE, INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CLYDE M. WILSON, as Trustee under Land Trust Number 0312397, his unknown assigns, successors in interest, or any other party claiming, by, through, under or against him, Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY TO: CLYDE M. WILSON, as Trustee under Land Trust Number 0312397, his unknown assigns, successors in interest, or any other party claiming, by, through, under or against him YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 22,Block 37, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, Section 2, According to the Plat thereof as recorded in the Plat Book 7, Page 34, 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 Thomas J. Wohl, Swaine & Harris, P.A., 425 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before day of February 4, 2011; otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 28th day of December, 2010. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Suit; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. January 9, 16, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 10-573 ARTHURINE C. KUEHNER, as Trustee of The Arthurine C. Kuehner Revocable Family Trust U/A dated 9/17/93 vs BRYAN TODD and BRANDI HICKS, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 9, Block 34, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION TWO, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 34, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 8th day of February, A.D., 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk *In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6500 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-9771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service. January 16, 23, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09 1008 GCS LANSDOWNE MORTGAGE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. JENNY LABANINO, individually, JORGE LABANINO, individually, BOWEN & SON ROOFING, INC., et. al, Defendant, NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause now pending in said Court, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce A ve., Sebring, FL 33870 at 11:00 A.M. on February 9, 2011 the following property: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) AND A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WITHIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 20'56'' E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4), A DISTANCE OF 288.87 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 06'44'' E, DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 00 DEGREES 44'06'' E, A LONG A LINE 288.84 FEET EAST OF AND PARA LLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (E 1/2) OF SAID SECTION 21, A DISTANCE OF 2644.01 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 46'19'' E, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 298.18 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 15'19'' E, A DISTANCE OF 2211.56 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 27'05'' W, A DISTANCE OF 83.17 FEET; THENCE S 63 DEGREES 18'21'' W A DISTANCE OF 148.03 FEET; THENCE S 01 DEGREES 36'55'' E A DISTANCE OF 366.88 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OLD VENUS ROAD; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 20'56'' W, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 108.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 16.60 A CRES (723,030 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS. Property Address: 53 Keel Road, Venus,Florida 33960. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER ASOF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated on January 12, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk January 16, 23, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-1800-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TRAVIS E. BACON; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, TRAVIS E. BACON, dated the 11th day of January, 2011, in Case No. 09-1800-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and KENNETH TRAVIS E. BACON is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 8th day of February, 2011 the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendant, TRAVIS E. BACON, and described as follows: Lot 14 and Lot 15, Block 247, PLACID LAKES SECTION 20, LESS AND EXCEPT The East 51.08 feet of Lot 15, Block 247, Placid Lakes, Section 20, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 740 Aleutian Street, N.E., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Real Property Tax ID#: C-14-37-29-200-2470-0150. DATED on January 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. January 16, 23, 2011 WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop!

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Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.co m Bus Operators/Attendants WANTED The School Board of Highlands County Starting rate of pay: Driver: $11.71/hr Attendant: $9.17/hr Please apply online at www .highlands.k12.fl.us Cleared Background Check & Drug Test Required. For additional pre-employment information call Human Resources (863) 471-5791 The School Board of Highlands County is an Equal Opportunity Employment and Veterans Preference Employer Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeSusan Benton Sheriff 434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870Integrity € Quality Service € ProfessionalismCOOK Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218 Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E./A.D.E.A./Veterans Preference BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTEDPrepares and helps plan meals, operates standard cooking equipment, supervises inmates assigned to kitchen area.Must have experience in the ar ea of food services. € Salary $10.20 hourly, $21,216.00 annually € High School Diploma/G.E.D. € Food Service Certification is Required or Must Be Obtained Within 6 Months of Hire € Shift Work € 9 Paid Holidays per year € Paid Health/Dental/Life Insurance € Paid Vacation and Sick Leave € Paid State of Florida RetirementJOIN OUR TEAM OF DEDICA TED PROFESSIONALS Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeSusan Benton Sheriff 434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870Integrity € Quality Service € ProfessionalismREGISTERED NURSE or LICENSED PRACTIC AL NURSE Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218 Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E./A.D.E.A./Veterans Preference BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTEDThis position requires shift work and is responsible for providing medical care for inmates in the detention facility. NIGHT SHIFT RN … $20.64 hourly, State of Florida RN Certification Required LPN … $16.25 hourly, State of Florida LPN € Certification Required € CPR Certification Required for RN & LPN € High School Diploma/G.E.D. € Paid Holidays per year € Paid Health/Dental/Life Insurance € Paid Vacation and Sick Leave € Paid State of Florida RetirementJOIN OUR TEAM OF DEDICA TED PROFESSIONALS The City of Sebring is accepting applications for vacancies on the following voluntary board:CITY TREE BOARD There is not a residency requirement to serve on this board but expertise and involvement in the following would be preferred: Sebring Chamber of Commerce, Florida Nursery and Growers Association, Division of Forestry, Highlands County Extension Office and Sebring High School Ag Department or member from any other department or agency that will give expertise to the committee. The application for submission is located on the Citys web site at: www.mysebring.com. Click on City Board member applications. Please submit your completed application to City Hall, attn: Kathy Haley, City Clerk, at 368 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring or send by e-mail to: kathyhaley@mysebring.com City Hall is open Monday thru Friday … 8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Vacancy notice will remain open until filled. 6'X12' 2008V-NOSE TRAILER w/tandem, EZ-lube axles, brakes on all 4 wheels, spare tire, side entry door, rear fold down door. $2,600. 863-991-5806 9220Utility Trailers 9000 TransportationMOTOR HOME,26' WINNEBAGO ASPECT. 35,000 miles, excellent condition. New A/C, 2 awnings, new battery, $41,500 OBO, 863-257-0597. 8450Motor Homes TRAVEL TRAILERStarcraft 30 ft, 2000, 4 X 16 slide out. Also, '96 Chevy Truck, heavy duty w/ tow pkg. Can be seen Highland Wheels Estate. Both for $12,000. Call 765-603-7764 TRAVEL TRAILER23.5' Sunline 1991 Solaris. Clean and ready to roll! New tires & awning in 2010. Adjust. load level hitch w/dual sway bars. Asking $3200. 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Great for older adult. 863-446-0395. 7520Pets & SuppliesHELP! WIFENEEDS A VERY GOOD DEPENDABLE CAR NOW!Please help me find her one! 863-465-0978 7340Wanted to Buy SEBRING -ESTATE SALE Sat & Sun, Jan. 22 & 23, 2011 Sat. 8 am and Sun. 1 pm 232 Thrush Ave SIGNS BEGIN ON HAMMOCK RD & 27 ENTIRE HOUSE & PATIO Bdrms, Living Rm, Family Rm, Dining, Pots, Pans, Etc. COIN COLLECTION SALE BY THE FURNITURE DOCTORS SEBRING ESTATE SALE Sudan Mission Rd., take US 27 to Sparta Rd. to Sudan Mission, plenty of parking, rain or shine! Fri & Sat Jan 14 & 15 8 am-4 pm, & Sun Jan 16 9 am-? Washer/dryer, Oxblood leather sofa, antique butterfly chair, lg. 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GOOD CONDITION. $30. 863-873-3801 FLORIDA SEAShell Beam bottle 1968. $40 863-452-1618 CAPODIMONTE -basket of fruit. My best one, $12.50 863-214-6697 CANOE 14foot $100. 863-304-1419 BABY COCKATIELBeautiful! $75 863-385-2503 ANTENNA TOWER& base, 3-10' sections & 1-9' top. $100 863-273-0811 ALADIN LAMPconverted to electric. could be restored, beautiful as is $12 863-214-6697 7310Bargain BuysOAK FIREWOODVarious thickness, cut in 1 foot lengths. Sellers give me price on all, (over a cord) 863-655-0521 7300Miscellaneous NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS! HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING -Fully Remodeled Commercial Building in Historic Downtown. 1850 sq ft, office, 2BA, large indoor storage & fully fenced back storage facility. High volume traffic area, Great for Business! 863-385-3474 or 863-381-2717 6750Commercial RentalDOWNTOWN SEBRING Professional Office as low as $229/mo. A/C & Utilities included. Conf. room, elevator, single & double suites. Low cost DSL avail. 863-385-1705 www.HainzCenter.com 6600Business & OfficesFor RentSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent WANTED -Qualified Renter /Buyer (% back). Lg clean beautiful home at 4037 Lakewood Rd. 1/2 mile S. of YMCA, (VIDEOLS.COM). (2nd lot & 2nd. garage? ) ask me. 863-214-6697. SEBRING -Sun 'n Lake, Clean, 2BR, 2BA split floor plan house, large screen porch and big back yard. No smoke or pets, quiet area, $625/mo. View by appt. Avail. Jan 15th. 317-413-4859 SEBRING -LAKE JACKSON 2BR. 2BA., near boat ramp & Mall. Screened porch, W/D hookup, refrigerator & stove Pets OK! $750 monthly. 863-385-7237 SEBRING -Harder Hall area, 2BR, 2BA, 1CG, screened porch, W/D hookups. $750/mo. plus last month & security deposit. View by appointment. Call 863-381-6747, leave message. LAKE PLACIDLeisure Lakes 2BR/ 2BA/ 2/CG, fenced back yard, central air & heat $ 600 mo. Plus 1st. & last Security. 863-465-3959 LAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, Remodeled 2BR, 2BA home located on canal leading to Lake June. Kitchen appliances included, new flooring throughout. No Smoke No Pets. $750/mo. Details call 863-243-3149 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, Newly Remodeled! W/D, large yard. Convenient location, close to Interlake Blvd. $550/mo. Call 863-699-0476 or 863-243-3627. LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, new floors/paint, fenced yard, close to boat ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no smoke, $550/mo. 863-699-1119 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 .LEMONTREE APARTMENTSAvon Park, FL 33825 1BR, 1BA $495/Month+ $200 Security Deposit2BR, 1BA $645/Month+ $500 Security Deposit Pets Welcome* Washer/Dryer Microwave & WSG Included Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 LAKE PLACID2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, large fenced yard, screened patio, water included. Excellent Condition. $525 monthly plus 1 mo. deposit. 954-695-8348 KEY LAKEVILLASLAKEFRONT LIVING IN SEBRING 2 Bedroom townhouse unit. Clean & quiet, Screen porch, Outside patio, Central air, Washer/Dryer hookup, $585/mo., first & security. No Pets. 863-465-2740 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile, New paint, New appliances, Screened patios & W/D hook ups. Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING LOVELY,furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets. Utilities & cable included $425/mo 863-655-1068 AVON MOBILEHOME PARK 1BR. FURNISHED. 55 PLUS. SORRY NO PETS. 863-453-3415 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING -Cute 2BR, 1BA, fenced yard, most pets OK. $550 + $300 security deposit. 4909 Manatee Dr. 863-446-7274 LAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, Unfurnished 2BR, 2BA. 863-699-0897 or 863-840-2013 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING -2BR, 2BA, CHA, W/D Hookup, Carport, Shed, City Water, Close to Shopping, No Pets. 863-840-0494 or 863-465-1451. (Others Available) LAKE PLACIDSun 'n Lakes Estates, Doublewide, 3BR, 2BA Mobile Home. The best in Country Living! $580/month. Call Michelle @ 863-381-5661. 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent SELECTION OF1 & 2 Bedroom Units For Sale in friendly/active 55+ Park, located near shopping, banks, & hospital. Reasonable lot rent incl. S/W/G & Lawn mowing. Call for more info. or to view units. No pets please. 863-385-7034 PALM HARBORHomes Factory Liquidation Sale 2009 Model Homes MUST GO! Call for FREE color brochures. 800-622-2832 LK PLACIDAlpine Village. Fully furn 2BR, 1.5BA w/side encl porch/other side carport, faces pond/lake, one of best locations in park. Lot rent $190/mo. 18K OBO. 301-730-5059 AVON PARKBY OWNER! 2BR, 1BA, CHA,150' X 62", enclosed sun rm.,W/D hook-up, land owned, citrus, storage units, REDUCED! $26,900. Financing? 1105 Peel St. 863-368-0275 or 608-647-8323 or 608-475-3060 AVON MOBILEHOME PARK 55 PLUS. PARK MODEL, LOW LOT RENT. $4000. SORRY NO PETS. 863-449-1072 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesLAKE PLACIDLeisure Lakes, 2 Beautiful side-by-side lots surveyed, partly cleared, walk to Lake Carrie $2,950 ea or $5,600 for both Owner will accept reasonable offer. Will Sacrifice! 863-465-9100 4220Lots for SaleSEBRING -FOR SALE BY OWNER 2BR, 2BA Condo at the beautiful Bluffs of Sebring, a 55+ gated community. First Floor with Carport & Storage Room. Furnished with several upgrades; clubhouse, pool, tennis & other activities. Great view of Lake Mary Jane. Call 863-385-0552 or 863-873-1426 4120Villas & CondosFor Sale SEBRING NEWLYREMODELED 3BR Home, one block from Woodlawn Elem. School. Nice, quiet neighborhood. 1243 Fernvale Ave. Possible Owner Financing. Call 863-675-3387 TODAY! SEBRING -Edgewater Village Lakeview Dr. 2BR, 2BA, 1CG Villa. Beautifully furnished. New kitchen, laundry, TV. Low Maintenance fee includes Cable TV, Clubhouse, heated pool. Private street. Avail Immed. 863-402-9138 4080Homes for SaleSebringATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4040Homes For Sale SERVERS &CART ATTENDANTS needed at Springlake Golf Resort. Apply Monday thru Saturday 10am 5pm. For directions only, call 863-655-0900. SEEKING WELLEXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE HELP. Excellent billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are A MUST Fax resume to: 863-471-3206 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com E-LEARNING ASST. (PT) Temporary position to assist with technology resources. Min. 3 yrs. recent exp. w/ use of computer applications. $9.74/ hr (20 Hrs/ wk). Flexible schedule. Deadline date: 5pm, 1/24/11. Visit www.southflorida.edu/hr/ for position announcement. (863) 784-7132 EA/EO/VET'S. PREF. 2100Help Wanted ONSITE SUPPORTENGINEER Large healthcare provider in the Sebring area is expanding and looking to fill this position. Candidate will have at least 10 years experience and be familiar with Windows 2003/2008 server, XP, Windows 7, SQL 2008, Terminal Server/Citrix, Cisco firewall and wireless devices. Previous healthcare support experience, Microsoft Certifications a plus. Some extended local travel required between remote and central offices. Fax resume to: 863-385-3866NOW HIRINGWait Staff, Pizza Makers, Delivery Help. Exp. Preferred. Apply in person, 2-5 pm Daily. ZENO'S 4325 Sun 'n Lake Blvd, Sebring, FL 33870 2100Help WantedFIRE CHIEFThe City of Avon Park is seeking a full-time Fire Chief who under general administrative direction of the City Manager, plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the activities and operations of the Fire Department including fire prevention, fire code enforcement responsibilities and supervision per state statute, suppression, public education, emergency medical services and other activities designed to protect lives and property. Certified Firefighter II and Fire Officer I required as prescribed by Florida State Bureau of Fire Standards. Fire Officer II preferred and minimum certification of EMT-B desired. An Associate Degree with specialized training in fire department operations and administration a must. A Bachelor's Degree with major course work in fire science or fire administration is preferred. A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in fire suppression, rescue, and the delivery of emergency medical services with at least five (5) years in a managerial/supervisory capacity equivalent to the rank of Lieutenant or two years as a Captain or above. Salary compensable DOQ. Applications and job description is available at the City of Avon Park, 110 E. Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825 or can be obtained on our website: www.avonpark.cc All applications must be accompanied with a copy of applicants Florida driver's license. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Avon Park is a smoke and drug-free workplace. E.O.E. Return completed applications to City Hall, Human Resource Dept., 110 E Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentBABYSITTER NEEDEDF/T position for 4 months. Must have Infant CPR Certification. Background check. 863-446-3826 1450Babysitters HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (RFP) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for:RFP 11-022 TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES NIGP COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE: 918-85 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, CPPB, Acting Director /Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.orgProposal submissions must be sealed and marked with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number and title "RFP 11-022 TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES NIGP COMMODITY /SERVICE CODE: 918-85" so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each submittal shall include (1) one original and (5) five copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, February 17, 2011, at which time they will be opened. Proposals received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of proposals that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at above bid opening.Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this RFP.The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:Jminor@hcbcc.org" Jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net January 16, 23, 2011 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday; February 17, 2010, at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at above bid opening.Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this ITB.The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. aThe Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:Jminor@hcbcc.org" Jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net January 16, 23, 2011 LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 1-800-955-8771 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 1-800-955-8771 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador FIND A SWEETHEART OF A DEAL! Search the News-Sun classifieds.

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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comFROSTPROOF The D evils made a loud statem ent on Friday when they p ut away the Bulldogs at F rostproof 63-29. "The last time we played, i t was a much closer game. W e wanted to make a statem ent tonight," said Avon P ark coach Alvin Connor. We are already the number o ne seed, our goal was to c ome out and play a full g ame tonight. We wanted to p lay hard defense, get a head and then play smart." The Red Devil defense c ontrolled the game from s tart to finish, racking up 1 2 steals led by Reggie B aker and TK Miller. Big man Alonzo R obertson controlled the r ebound scene with eight o n offense and defense b efore he left the game in t he third when his balky k nee started to act up. "We had a complete g ame tonight with no bad q uarters. When we play d efense like that, when our d efense works well, we c ontrol the game," Connor s aid. Without Robertson, the D evils had to leave their i nside offensive plans and p ress the breakaway and p epper away from the outs ide. Avon Park's layup king R eggie Baker and outside a ssassin Avierre Connor t ook over the points onslaught in the third. Baker netted 13 in the game, eight of which came in the second half while Connor hit 11, nine from outside the three. Jalen Johnson led the scoring for the Bulldogs, scoring his 13 points mostly on his own, but after the 3710 lead at the half, the Devil defense kept Frostproof's scoring to just 19 in the second part of the game. "It was a good, full game. We played hard defense right up to the end. When we do that, we control the game," Connor said. Still undefeated in district play, the Devils were off to Charlotte High School Saturday for the Wally Keller Classic before hosting Fort Meade Tuesday. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING "You've got to go with what you've got," were Sebring head coach Princeton Harris'words after his Blue Streaks had, literally, stolen one away from the visiting Blue Devils of Winter Haven Friday night for a 59-57 win. Not exactly undermanned, Sebring was a few players short coming in and fell behind quickly as Devon Walker and Jaharius Cherry connected on early threes to open the scoring for the visitors. Toby Solebello and Matt Taylor and the scrappy Sebring defense kept it close, but the offense wasn't yet on track as the first quarter ended with a 10-6 deficit. Winter Haven started to pull away in the second, getting up by as much as 23-8 before the Streaks started to chip away as they deployed their press to extend the defense and create some more scoring chances. "It had gotten to a point where I thought it could go either way," Harris said. "That's when I said, let's do what we do and take our chances. We could have been digging ourselves a bigger hole, but I figured we had two more quarters to dig out of it." The defense did clamp down, holding the Devils to just four points the rest of the quarter, while the offense began to heat up. Devin Clarke connected on a three and Solebello converted a three-point play before draining a trey to close the gap to 27-19 by halftime. That eight-point margin would stay relatively consistent throughout the third with the scoring going back and forth. Four straight points from Taylor, who scored 10 in the period, cut it to 38-36, but then it was Walker scoring four down the stretch to push it to 42-36 entering the fourth. The comeback continued, though Winter Haven held the Streaks off for a bit with Cherry scoring five in the early moments. But a Jared Cannon follow and a Solebello three tied it at 47-47 with 5:04 left. From there, scores we re traded, with two D.J. Jord an free throws answered by a Clarke reverse. Jerry Hendrix hit a jumpe r, but then Solebello work ed inside for two and Canno n knocked down a pair at t he line to give Sebring its'fir st lead of the game, 53-51, wi th 2:02 left to play. Winter Haven scored twi ce in a row to re-take the lea d, but Solebello made two fr ee SPORTS B SECTION Inside This Section Brantley to stay with Gators . .3B LPGA denies Thompson request3B News-Sun Sunday, January 16, 2011 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Cody Kennedy has Daniel Jamison pretty well locked up and would soon pin his Okeechobee opponent in Thursday's dual match against the Brahmans. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The comeback was a seeming shocker, as Blue Streak grappler Chris DeJesus'dramatic rush in the third period capped off Tuesday night's dual meet against Okeechobee in grand fashion. Trailing Brahman Donald Bryan 6-2 entering the third period of the 154-pound match, DeJesus worked his way to the tying points in the waning seconds. And then, just 31 seconds into the overtime frame, a takedown clinched it for the Sebring sophomore. Though the comeback was not such a surprise to Sebring head wrestling coach Josh Miller. "Out of everyone on the team, with what I preach about having heart, he comes in each and every day and works his tail off," he said. "You don't want to go to the third period with him because he's going to wear you down." And though the final match ended on a good note, it wasn't quite enough to get the Streaks over the hump as Okeechobee held on for the 39-34 win. "It's tough, they're a good, strong program and it would have been nice to get the win," Miller said. "But we've got a few guys out with injuries and had to forfeit a couple matches." But there were plenty of positives seen on the night as Sebring picked up its'share of wins, starting with Josh Figur's decision over Justin Morgan in the 162-pound weight class in the opening match. Vincente Moore followed that up with a decision over Allen Leitner at 171 before senior Andrew Cooper lost a decision to Jonathan Kemp "That was one of tho se tough ones," Miller sai d. "Andrew just won a tourn ament recently and be at (Kemp) in the final match." Terrance Taylor too k another tough one, as he h ad opened up a 4-1 lead o n Grant Harden in the fir st period. But Harden made a stron g comeback of his own, tying it at 5-5, before securing a p in one second before the ope ning frame ended. Blue Streaks can't quite pin Brahmans See STREAKS, p a g e 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Matt Taylor gets this jump hook to go over Winter Haven's Devon Walker in Sebring's come-from-behind win Friday night. Streaks sneak back for win Sebring59Winter Haven57 See SEBRING, page 4B Bulldogs no match for Red Devils News-Sun file photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Marcus Dewberry and the Red Devils had little trouble running past Frostproof Friday night. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lake Placid's Salina Walker locks out her clean-and-jerk Saturday morning at the sixschool Sectional Qualifier at Sebring. Along with the Dragons and host Streaks, Avon Park, LaBelle, Hardee and DeSoto were on hand vying to reach the next level of competition. The top three in each weight class advance to the State Qualifier at Port Charlotte Wednesday, Jan. 26. See Wednesday's News-Sun for the results of Saturday's meet. Powering toward postseason By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunSEBRING Sebring's b oys soccer team has had a p retty good season and S enior Night, the Blue S treaks'last home stand of t he year, started out much t he same way. The district match began o n a positive note that gradu ally grew into outright o ptimism until a series of u nfortunate events led to a 4 -2 Sebring loss to the L iberty Chargers at F iremen's Field Friday. The Blue Streaks, who g ave heroic efforts in close losses to two top teams this week a 2-1 loss to Osceola on Tuesday and a 1-0 loss to Clewiston in non-district play Thursday peppered the Liberty goal early on. With all ten of the team's seniors on the pitch, Sebring took an early 1-0 lead against the Chargers. Less than five minutes into the game, Sebring's offensive pressure paid off as the Blue Streaks were awarded a free kick. Senior defender Derek Drummond, a 4-year starter, blistered a shot into the back of the net from 40-feet out. "I put everything I had into the ball and trusted in God to give me placement," said Drummond, who plans to attend Southeastern Florida University in the fall. "It went in over the keeper's head. "It didn't hit the bar. We've got a joke that we don't do well when our shots hit the poles because they're square. We play better on the circular posts and usually get the bounce-ins on those." 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Umpire Clinic coming upSEBRING Amandatory umpire's clinic will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Highlands County Sports Complex located on Sheriff's Tower Road in Sebring. If you are an umpire, you must attend this clinic for necessary training. All umpires must be certified to participate in the upcoming leagues. Certification fee is $50. If you are interested in becoming an umpire, please call Dan Jamison for more information. Open registration for ALLadult softball players, men and women, is ongoing. Registration is for next year's leagues. If you are interested in playing organized softball, please sign up at the Highlands County Sports Complex. For more information, please contact Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex (863) 402-6755.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 extension 7037 Avon Park/Sebring, 784-7037; Lake Placid, 465-5300; DeSoto, 4947500; Hardee, 773-2252; or email kim.crawford@southflorida.edu .Panther 5KAVON PARK The second annual South Florida Community College Panther 5K Run/Walk has been planned for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFCC Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and Bill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring the event, and proceeds benefit the college's intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $25 from Feb. 17 through the day of the race. Students with a current I.D. may register for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-Fit long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed 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 race starts 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. 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 .Our Lady of Grace eventsAVON PARK Our Lady of Gra ce Catholic Church has two benefit even ts coming up in the next two months. Tuesday, Feb. 22 they will host t he Todd Allen Show, Classic Branson an d Las Vegas-style entertainment at it's be st. Allen will perform a variety of styl es including Rock n Roll, Country and h is award-winning Elvis impersonations. The show will be held at the Our Lad y of Grace Catholic Church Grogan Cente r, at 595 E. Main St. in Avon Park, at 7 p.m For a donation of $10, tickets can be purchased at the Highlands Independe nt Bank and Heartland National Bank Avo n Park locations, Warren's Auto Sales an d the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. The next event will be the First Annu al Golf Tournament at the River Greens 2 7Hole Golf Course Saturday, March 1 2 with an 8 a.m. tee-time. The cost of $60 per player includ es golf, cart, golf shirt and lunch, whi le River Greens members pay just $35. Sponsorships are available as we ll, starting with a $100 hole sponsor for a sign only. AHole Sponsor with Sign, plus a fr ee foursome, is $300, a Co-Sponsor Sig n, plus free foursome, with perogative to f ly their banner is $400 and a Major Spons or is $1,500. All proceeds from these events bene fit the Our Lady of Grace Scholarship Fun d. 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, late Green Bay at Atlanta, late 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 Boston309.769 New York2217.5648 Philadelphia1623.41014 Toronto1326.33317 New Jersey1029.25620 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3011.732 Atlanta2614.650312Orlando2514.6414 Charlotte1522.40513 Washington1027.27018 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago2613.667 Indiana1621.4329 Milwaukee1423.37811 Detroit1326.33313 Cleveland831.20518WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio346.850 Dallas2612.6847 New Orleans2416.60010 Memphis1821.4621512Houston1723.42517 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City2713.675 Utah2713.675 Denver2216.5794 Portland2020.5007 Minnesota1030.25017 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers3011.732 Phoenix1721.4471112Golden State1623.41013 L.A. Clippers1325.3421512Sacramento928.24319 ___ Thursday's Games Minnesota 109, Washington 97 Oklahoma City 125, Orlando 124 Denver 130, Miami 102 Friday's Games Chicago 99, Indiana 86 Philadelphia 95, Milwaukee 94 Detroit 101, Toronto 95 Boston 99, Charlotte 94 Sacramento 93, New York 83 San Antonio 101, Dallas 89 New Orleans 110, Houston 105, OT Utah 121, Cleveland 99 Golden State 122, L.A. Clippers 112 L.A. Lakers 100, New Jersey 88 Phoenix 115, Portland 111 Saturday's Games Houston at Atlanta, late New Orleans at Charlotte, late Toronto at Washington, late Sacramento at Detroit, late Miami at Chicago, late Dallas at Memphis, late Orlando at Minnesota, late Cleveland at Denver, late New Jersey at Portland, late Sunday's Games L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia2811561152118 Pittsburgh2714458143107 N.Y. Rangers2616355128109 N.Y. Islanders1322733101140 New Jersey122922683135 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston241275513098 Montreal2417351109105 Buffalo1919543118126 Toronto1821440113130 Ottawa1722640101139 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay2614557133142 Washington2414755128120 Atlanta2217751142145 Carolina2116648129131 Florida2020242116111WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit2711660151126 Nashville2314652113101 Chicago2418351142124 St. Louis2116648117124 Columbus2120345113136 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver299664149105 Colorado2316652148143 Minnesota2118547109127 Calgary1920543120131 Edmonton1421735108143 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas2613557127118 Phoenix2213953126124 Anaheim2418452124127 Los Angeles2319147127111 San Jose2119547123127 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursday's Games Boston 7, Philadelphia 5 Buffalo 3, Carolina 2 Ottawa 6, N.Y. Islanders 4 N.Y. Rangers 1, Vancouver 0 Florida 3, Nashville 2 Phoenix 5, Toronto 1 St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 1 Edmonton 5, San Jose 2 Friday's Games Columbus 3, Detroit 2, SO Vancouver 4, Washington 2 Calgary 3, Ottawa 2 Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 2 New Jersey 5, Tampa Bay 2 Colorado 4, Minnesota 1 Saturday's Games Pittsburgh at Boston, late Calgary at Toronto, late N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, late Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders, late Tampa Bay at Carolina, late New Jersey at Florida, late Columbus at Detroit, late Chicago at Nashville, late Atlanta at Dallas, late Anaheim at Phoenix, late Edmonton at Los Angeles, late St. Louis at San Jose, late Sunday's Games Ottawa at Washington, 3 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Friday's Games EAST Brooklyn 69, Hunter 66 Hobart 76, Skidmore 71 Iona 100, Rider 96, OT John Jay 78, N.Y. Tech 77 Loyola, Md. 66, Fairfield 65 Moravian 82, Susquehanna 77 Plattsburgh 69, Cortland St. 57 Scranton 72, Juniata 61 Siena 66, Marist 59 Staten Island 109, Baruch 107, 3OT Vassar 50, Clarkson 49 SOUTH Apprentice 86, Barber-Scotia 75 Centre 68, Hendrix 56 Colorado College 68, Rhodes 51 Kennesaw St. 81, Florida Gulf Coast 70 Stetson 79, Mercer 72 Trinity, Texas 58, Sewanee 40 MIDWEST Bethany Lutheran 67, St. Scholastica 55 Butler 87, Detroit 64 Concordia, St.P. 77, Minn. Duluth 64 Crown, Minn. 85, Presentation 74 DePauw 67, Millsaps 48 Minn. St., Mankato 91, Northern St., S.D. 73 Minn.-Morris 88, Northwestern, Minn. 74 Northland 84, Martin Luther 72 St. Cloud St. 92, Bemidji St. 88, OT Upper Iowa 66, Minn. St., Moorhead 54 Valparaiso 71, Wright St. 60 Winona St. 108, Minn.-Crookston 68 FAR WEST Montana St.-N. 67, Montana Tech 61 Regis 67, Colo.-Colo. Springs 66 Friday's Games EAST Baruch 101, Staten Island 51 Cortland St. 78, Plattsburgh 47 John Jay 70, N.Y. Tech 60 Juniata 81, Scranton 68 Loyola, Md. 54, Fairfield 52 Marist 59, Canisius 40 Moravian 73, Susquehanna 69 Siena 77, Niagara 37 Skidmore 88, William Smith 82 Vassar 57, Clarkson 54 Yale 66, Brown 54 SOUTH Appalachian St. 74, Samford 62 Centre 60, Hendrix 59 Chattanooga 54, Davidson 51 Duke 87, Florida St. 70 E. Mennonite 81, Emory & Henry 61 Elon 79, Furman 59 Georgia Southern 69, W. Carolina 64, OT Liberty 75, Longwood 71 Miami 77, Clemson 48 Newport News 76, Bennett 39 North Carolina 83, N.C. State 76 Randolph-Macon 73, Roanoke 71 Rhodes 75, Colorado College 72 Trinity, Texas 82, Sewanee 55 MIDWEST Bemidji St. 70, St. Cloud St. 51 Concordia, St.P. 79, Minn. Duluth 50 Minn. St., Moorhead 69, Upper Iowa 63 Minn.-Crookston 82, Winona St. 72 Minn.-Morris 65, Nrthwestern, Minn. 52 Northland 72, Martin Luther 60 Presentation 96, Crown, Minn. 47 SW Minnesota St. 80, Mary 69 St. Scholastica 66, Bethany Lutheran 58 FAR WEST Regis 76, Colo.-Colo. Springs 68 Stanford 80, Washington 51 Washington St. 77, California 63 EXHIBITION Northern St., S.D. 70, Minn. St., Mankato 57 LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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. THURSDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Travis Todd Invitational,Avon Park,5:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring 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. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at Kathleen,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.: Girls Weightlifting at Travis Todd Invitational,Avon Park,5:30 p.m. Walker 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. MONDAY,Jan.31: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,All Saints Academy,TBD MONDAY,Feb.7: Boys Basketball at District Tournament,All Saints Academy,TBD 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 TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Ft.Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Ft.Meade, 6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Lakeland,7 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting hosts Travis Todd Invitational,5:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Sebring,6:30 p.m. S S K K A A T T I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . 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By MARK LONG Associated PressGAINESVILLE Once Florida hired offensive coordinator Charlie Weis to run a pro-style offense, John Brantley's decision became clear. Brantley, mostly ineffective in Florida's spread system, chose Friday to stay in Gainesville and finish his college career with the Gators. Brantley considered transferring after coach Urban Meyer stepped down last month, wanting to see if he might find a better fit elsewhere. But his father, John Brantley III, told The Associated Press in a text message that his son has "been a Gator his whole life and no reason to change now." So Brantley will get a fresh start under Weis, whose resume includes productive, pro-style offenses at Notre Dame. Weis also won three Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots and helped the Kansas City Chiefs make the playoffs this season. "(The pro offense is) something that he was very comfortable doing in high school and I'm sure that's something he's going to look forward to doing," said Jacksonville coach Kerwin Bell, who coached Brantley at Trinity High in nearby Ocala. "He is going to have a wonderful guy with a lot of experience who's coached a lot of great quarterbacks." Brantley, one of the country's prized recruits in 2007, had a disappointing season after replacing former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. Brantley completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,061 yards, with nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He was clearly a misfit in the spread, struggling to read defenses, missing open receivers and often holding the ball too long. It didn't help that the Gators were plagued by bad snaps, dropped passes, turnovers, sacks, missed field goals and poor execution in the red zone. All the issues resulted in some of the program's worst offensive performances in more than two decades. In hopes of turning things around, Florida experimented with tight end Jordan Reed and versatile H-back Trey Burton at quarterback, but neither proved to be a long-term solution. Brantley could be, in the right offense. The 6-foot-3 junior spent three years waiting for this opportunity. He came to Florida a year after Tebow, knowing he might have to sit behind the left-hander. He certainly could have transferred and might even have become a star elsewhere. But Brantley didn't leave not after Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Heisman in 2007 and not after Tebow decided to return for his senior year in 2009. Instead, he simply served as Tebow's long-standing understudy. Meyer and offensive coordinator Steve Addazio insisted they tweaked the offense to tailor Brantley's strengths, but the quarterback rarely lined up under center and was asked to run option plays. Brantley, though, never questioned his coaches. He repeatedly said he trusted their judgment and would do whatever asked even if it meant stepping aside for Burton and Reed. But Brantley's frustration became evident when he said last month he planned to sit down with his family and talk about transferring. They never got close to making a move, not after new coach Will Muscham p hired Weis and made it cle ar he wanted to install a pr ostyle system similar to t he one Brantley ran to ne ar perfection in high school. Brantley's Florida linea ge made his decision to stay in Gainesville even easier. He grew up rooting f or the Gators and followed in the footsteps of his dad an d uncle. His father threw for 1,33 4 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1978. His uncle, Scot Brantle y, was a two-time A llSoutheastern Conferen ce linebacker for the Gato rs (1978-79). "Johnny loves t he Gators," Bell said. "Tha t's what ultimately made t he decision as far as playin g college football. He lov ed going to the games. He we nt there as a child growing u p. He's a true Gator and I know he really wants to d o well this year for the Gat or fans and have a great seni or year." www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 16, 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 E.O. 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Thompson has asked for a l imited membership that w ould allow her to take as m any as 12 sponsor exempt ions instead of six. In denying the request, L PGATour commissioner M ike Whan said she would be a ble to pursue additional playi ng opportunities by trying to q ualify on Monday. Until this year, only LPGA T our members were allowed to M onday qualify. Thompson, who turns 16 n ext month, earned the equiva lent of 34th on the LPGA m oney list last year. Her best finish was second p lace at the Evian Masters. LPGA denies teen's request to play more News-Sun file photo by DANHOEHNE A lexis Thompson, runner up at last year's Harder Hall Invitational, is vying to play more on the LPGA Tour. ed Liberty 3-0 o n the Chargers'home pitch Dec. 2, but that m atch was no roll-over by any means. Play continued fast and furious Friday, w ith both keepers making quality stops until s enior striker Elisha Klatt outran several C harger defenders and went in one-on-one on t he Liberty goalkeeper. Just as Klatt's foot connected for the shot, t he keeper dove out of the box and smothered t he ball at the 16-minute mark. Smith made a great stop of his own on a C harger rocket about five minutes later to s ave the 1-0 lead. Senior midfielder Ernst Toussaint, a threey ear starter who had never played soccer until m oving to Sebring his sophomore year, made s everal good defensive plays and found hims elf in position to score a few times. "I'm a good midfielder but I play offense s ometimes, too," said Toussaint, who hopes t o attend college when his family moves to N orth Carolina at the end of the school year. I have more fun playing offense but playing m idfield is fun, too. "I'm glad I learned how to play. I'll miss t he team. I'll m iss Sebring." Starter D onavan White d idn't dress for F riday's game, a lthough he was i n the stands to s upport the t eam. The junior d efender is nursi ng a slight musc le tear in his t high. "I'm icing my q uad and getting r est," White s aid. "I hope to b e ready to play b y districts." Sebring coach K eith Bowyer s aid he's being c areful to give W hite time to r ecover. White d idn't play in T hursday's g ame, and if h e's still hurt n ext week, B owyer said it's l ikely that he'll s it out next w eek, too. "I'll get Donavon touching the ball some, b ut not playing in matches," Bowyer said. I'd rather he's healthy during districts." At the 27-minute mark, Bowyer had a seco nd injured player on his hands. Sebring's sophomore goalkeeper suffered a p ossible dislocated pinky and had to leave the p itch. Bowyer taped up Smith's finger, but took h im out of the game. Junior back-up goalkeeper Cody Ouverson s tepped in to fill the unexpected opening, a lways a tough situation for a keeper going in c old in mid-game with just a brief warm-up p eriod to prepare himself. The Blue Streaks looked a little rattled a fter Smith's mishap and Liberty ended up w ith a free kick shortly after Ouverson e ntered the game. Ouverson stopped a high shot and stopped a nother high shot on the rebound. Liberty's second rebound shot went in low t o tie the game at 1-all. "It's always tough when you have a posit ion change at a place that doesn't usually switch much," Drummond said. "But Cody did well." Bowyer said Smith's injury seemed to deflate the Blue Streaks, and especially affected their passing game. "We never really established a good rhythm tonight," he said. "It was a hard night. Senior Night can be a tough call. I had all of my seniors in the game and some of them aren't starters. "We also had two really tough matches earlier in the week where we played really well. They were really close games that could have gone either way. I think everybody was a little bit tired and beat up, and that takes its toll." Ouverson made two diving saves as the Sebring defense played down a notch and the second dribbled in for a 2-1 Charger lead at the 33-minute mark. Three minutes later a high corner shot found the back of the net for a 3-1 Liberty lead at the end of the first half. Less than a minute into the second half, a Liberty shot trickled off Ouverson's fingers into the net for a 4-1 Charger advantage. The Blue Streaks picked up their play after that. Liberty's keeper made a good save on a Toussaint shot and a Klatt blast was blocked. Sebring junior forward Marcelo Gori's shot looked like a goal for a moment, but the ball was sitting on top of the goal's netting. Ouverson made several great saves to keep the Liberty edge at 4-1. With six minutes to go, Cody Watson's free kick landed in a crowd in front of the Liberty goal. The ball ended up in the net, although there was some confusion as to the goal scorer. Watson said Klatt touched the ball last, but Sebring was unable to score again. Bowyer said he isn't sure who Sebring (610 overall, 5-7 District 5-5A) will play in the district tournament, but the Blue Streaks have a chance to beat every team. "We've got to play our best game," he said. "We played Ridge and Osceola well both times we played them. We lost, but we can beat them." Watson thinks the Blue Streaks have a chance to do well at districts, as well. "We can beat Ridge and Osceola if we keep our heads, stay together and play as a team," he said. Both Ridge and Osceola defeated Sebring by one-goal margins in their most recent matches. Sebring has two non-district games next week, at Lake Placid Monday and Avon Park Friday. "Lake Placid is a good rivalry," said Watson. "I broke my leg the last time we played them on Senior Night last year. It should be interesting. It'll be a fun game." Continued from 1B Soccer winding down toward Districts News-Sun photo by KATE ROWLAND Senior midfielder Ernst Toussaint battles for the ball during Friday's 4-2 loss to Liberty.

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t hrows and Taylor dropped in a baby hook to put the S treaks back up, 57-55, with 2 7 seconds remaining. Walker threatened to send i t to overtime when his long j umper tied it up again, and it l ooked as if it might as C larke's mad-dash driving r everse was blocked and coll ected by Walker. But the ever-tenacious C larke stayed in the play, s tealing the ball right back a nd lofting a floater that f ound the bottom of the net as time expired. "That's all we tell them to do is keep fighting," Harris said. "That's what (Clarke) did, he stayed with it and was aware enough to put it up when he got the ball back in his hands." Solebello lead the Streaks scoring with 20 with Taylor adding 16 and Clarke 10. The much-needed win puts Sebring at 3-6 in District 55Aplay, with three district games left in the season. The Streaks also get a nice break, not playing again until Friday with a non-district tilt at Hardee before hitting the road for a rare Saturday morning match-up at Liberty the following day. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.com Kelly Grif“n,ASIDInterior Designer & Decorators on StaffShades € Shutters Wood Blinds € Verticals Custom Draperies & Bedding Wallpaper & More All Types of Flooring Too! WEVE GOT YOU COVERED! FREEIn Home Estimates A day indoors never looked so good Sophomore Cody Kennedy t hen got the Streaks back in t he win column with a pin of D aniel Jamison with 48 seco nds left in the first period. Blake Fitch then nearly h ad Ben Gevins pinned at the e nd of the second period of t he 121-pound match. He didn't get it then, but t ook just 28 more seconds to g et it at the 1:32 mark of the t hird. The Brahmans, however, t ook the next two matches w ith pins to build up their l ead before Jeremy Quals got a pin for Sebring in the 142pound match over Brian Levins. That set the stage for DeJesus'dramatics that weren't quite enough. "We're a young team with just one senior and three juniors," Miller said. "We're having some ups and downs and guys gain experience, but I see a few guys with a real shot of advancing to regionals and state. Andrew (Cooper) is looking really solid and our two juniors Josh Figurs and Jeremy Quals all should get to regionals with a shot at getting to state. "Out of the younger ones, Chris (DeJesus) is just a sophomore but has a real chance," he continued. "And Cody Kennedy normally goes at 103 but wrestled at 112 today because he's been under the weather, he has the ability to place at state this year at 103." But before they reach the postseason, the Streaks will have a few more tune-ups, including the Palmetto, Polk County and Spiegel Invites as well as a dual match with Avon Park before the District Tournament gets underway Friday, Feb. 4. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Blake Fitch throws down Ben Gevins in the 121-pound match Thursday, with Fitch getting a third-period pin for the win. Streaks have hopes for postseason Continued from 1B Sebring gets win, week-long break News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Devin Clarke just broke into double figures when his last basket not only got him his 10th point, but more importantly, a last-second Sebring win. Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunSEBRING The newly organized "Sebring Seventy and Over Softball League" began it's winter season Tuesday, Jan. 11 with six teams participating at the much appreciated Highlands County Sports Complex in Sebring. There was a lot of camaraderie, having the winter visitors again to take part in the games. The Silent Salesman team started the 2011 season swinging hot bats against Millers Heating and Air Conditioning. Salesman's first six batters connected for six consecutive singles, which gave the Salesman a five-run lead. Millers came to bat and scored six times to take the lead 6-5 after the first inning. The Salesman played good ball and were ahead 19-10 after six innings. Millers rallied for six runs in the seventh to close the gap to 19-16. In the top of the eighth Salesman's Robert Fahnestock banged out a big two-run homer to go with hisdouble and two singles and made the score 21-16. Others contributing more than two hits to the 32-hit attack were Jim Longman, going 4-for-4,Fred Moore and Russ Moody each were 3-for-4 and Les Smith was 2-for-4, including a double. Millers'Bob Sylvia was 4-for-4 including two doubles and Kyle Saunders was close to having a cycle as he belted out a triple, double and two singles for a 4-for-4 day. Dale Demar was 3-for-4 with a double. The next high-scoring game was between the Rebels and Blue Jays with Rebels on top 15-5. Elwood Black was the high-scoring Rebel going 3-for-4, including a home run, using his two newlyreplaced knees. Going 4-for-4 were Don Purdy, Stan Turl, Rollie Carlson, Rick Vancuren and John Dignen while Jim Strietzelwent 3-for-3. The Blue Jays top hitter was Richard Godfrey, going 2-for-3 including a triple, also drawing a walk. Dale Baughman had a 3for-4 day and going 2-for -4 were Jim Johnson and Ca rl Huffenberger. Highlands Merchan ts scored a 14-9 win over t he Allstate Insurance Team. Hitting 3-for-3 were Mi ke Jurmu, Eddie Carroll an d Ron Lewis, who also had a double. Glenn Minic was 2-for3, hitting a triple with t he bases loaded while Bo b Burley, Larry Ambuel an d Cal Bready all were 2-for3. Allstate's Jimmy Quarti er and Moe Pier each had 3for-4, scoring one each. Bob MacCarrick w as credited with scoring thr ee times. Thursday's game w as postponed due to low tem peratures which affects ba ts, balls and participants. We have enjoyed havin g spectators in previous se asons and invite anyone to join us each Tuesday an d Thursday mornings at 1 0 a.m. The complex is locat ed behind the train depo t. There are covered bleache rs or you may bring your ow n lawn chair. Sebring 70s start spring softball New Year's Golf for Bateman News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Christian David sizes up his putt Saturday during the Eddie Bateman New Year's Golf Benefit at Sun N Lake. See Wednesday's News-Sun for results of the fundraising day on the course.

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon any c hanges in this listing by calling 3 85-6155, ext. 516; send any c hanges by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests only. P ost is at 528 N. Pine St., S ebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith A lliance meets 1:30 p.m., first F riday, St. Frances of Assisi E piscopal Church, 43 Lake J une Road, Lake Placid. Call 4 65-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. Call 4 65-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualified g uests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. C all 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3827 731. No dues, fees or weighi ns. For details on the organizat ion, go to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary S oldiers Avon Park P athfinder Club meets from 9 a .m. to noon every first and t hird Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., A von Park. Call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. C all 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 o ffers NASCAR racing in the p avilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open a nd kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. L odge is at 11675 U.S. 98, S ebring. Call 655-3920. Society for Creative A nachronism (Local Chapter: S hire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p .m. first and third Sunday at B rewster's Coffee House on U .S. 27 in Sebring. Call 2145 522. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 plays euchre at 1:30 p .m. and E&J Karaoke is from 4 :30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2 011 SE Lakeview Drive, S ebring. Call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant P resbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 3 14-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 6:30 p.m. at R osewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 S outh, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at S t. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. C all 202-0647. American Legion Placid P ost 25Lake Placid has shuff leboard at 1 p.m. Lounge h ours are 12-9 p.m. Call 4657 940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Happy h our from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711 448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. Call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, Sebring Civic Center. Call 385-2044 or 3822063 for details. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. Call 314-8877. Highlands County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Monday in conference room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring. Call Don Roberts at 402-0554 or DarrellKoranda at 471-0226. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. at Charlie's Restaurant, Commerce Street, Sebring. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. Call 402-6540. Highlands Delta Chorale rehearses 7 p.m., Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring (September throughMay). No auditions are required to join and all ages are welcome. Call Cheryl Cometta at 699-2663. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. La Leche League breastfeeding support for Highlands and southern Polk counties, meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday at the Florida Hospital Heartland conference rooms. Pregnant and nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. For more information, call 6556617 or 638-3954. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion Hall. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7 p.m., third Monday, NAACPoffice, 1 Delaney Heights, Avon Park. National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) meets at 11:30 a.m. third Monday fromOctober through May at Homer's Smorgasbord in Sebring.All current and retired railroad employees and their spouses are invited to attend. For more details, call Jerry at 441-4418. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. Call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jim's house. Call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. third Monday for a business meeting, snacks and trivia pursuit. Call 655-3920. Sebring Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 3828782. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. Call Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 meets 7:30 p.m. third Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. Call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., in the Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St. Brown Bag Book Bunch book reader's group meets at noon on the third Tuesday of the month at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope St., Sebring. Read the selected book, bring your bag lunch, and join in the lively and interesting discussions. For information on each month's book, call 471-1999. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. Contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Friends of Highlands Hammock meets at 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring. For more details, call 386-6099. Heartland Avian Society meets every fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Huntington National Bank, 126 Center Ave., Sebring. For more details, call 465-9358. Heartland Dolittle Miniature Build meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, St. Johns Methodist Church social hall, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring. Call 3823553. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 471-0694 or e-mail sbringquilter@embarqmail.com Highlands Tea Party has an educational and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 6990743 or e-mail thehighlandsteaparty@yahoo.com. Highlands County Veterans Council meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday in the conference room at the Veterans Services Office. The meeting is for the appointed delegate from each veteran organization in the county to meet to discuss current issues regarding veterans and veterans activities. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Lake HavenHomeowners Association meets the third Tuesday of the month, 5400 N. Lake Huckleberry Drive, Sebring. Covered dish dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For more details, call 382-4858. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. Call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meet 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxson's. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday. Call Joe Collins, 6555545. Lake Placid Moose has an officers meeting at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventhday Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.co m. Call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. Call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If inte rested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sig n in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:3 0 p.m. No experience necessary Cost is $2. Smoke-free enviro nment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dot's Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For infor mation call 382-2333. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7:30 p.m., 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Meals on Wheels Inc. hosts board of directors meeting at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday each month at the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave., Sebring. Call Jim Smith at 382 8453. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Be ef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing.Euchre is played at 6:3 0 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Model Railroad Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Tuesday each month at the Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway Members build and run "HO" Guage model railroads. All rai l buffs are welcomed. For confir mation call Keith Williams at 385-1332. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966 or leave a nam e, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. Call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. "Souper" Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon at Emmanuel United Church of Christ to discuss the monthly book selection and enjoy a soup, salad and dessert lunch All book lovers are welcome. The church is at 3115 Hope S t., Sebring (1.8 miles west from corner of Highway 27 and Hammock Rd.) For information about the book of the month and reservations, call the church office 471-1999 or 452-2697. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 67 p.m. at the Atonement Luthera n Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17AN ., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. Call 452-1093. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliar y meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, Sebring Jaycees building. Cal l 471-0393 or 385-2459. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. 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Breakfasts and lunches b eing served in the H ighlands County School D istrict for the upcoming w eek of Jan. 17-21 i nclude: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday No school Holiday. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken b iscuit, Cheerios, Trix c ereal, Frosted Flakes, C innamon Toast Crunch, c heese filled breadstick, s trawberry cup, assorted f resh fruit, assorted juice, c hocolate milk, white milk, s trawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicke n, dinner roll, burger, c heeseburger, chicken p atty on bun, Mama S ofia's cheese pizza, M ama Sofia's pepperoni p izza, ham sub meal, t urkey sub meal, dill stack, P eanut Butter and Jelly s andwich meal, chef salad m eal, mashed potatoes, c hicken gravy, green b eans, carrots and dip, c ocoa clodhoppers, cut f resh fruit, assorted fresh f ruit, assorted juice, c hocolate milk, white milk, s trawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast p izza, hash brown patty, C heerios, Trix cereal, F rosted Flakes, Cinnamon T oast Crunch, cheese f illed breadstick, apricot c up, assorted fresh fruit, a ssorted juice, chocolate m ilk, white milk, strawberr y milk. Lunch Turkey enchil adas, salsa, yellow rice, b urger, cheeseburger, hot a nd spicy chicken sandw ich, grilled chicken sandw ich, Mama Sofia's c heese pizza, Mama S ofia's pepperoni pizza, h am sub meal, turkey sub m eal, dill stack, PBJ sandw ich meal, chef salad m eal, baked buffalo chips, c arrots and dip, corn cobb ettes, diced pears, dried b lueberries, assorted fresh f ruit, assorted juice, c hocolate milk, white milk, s trawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast b urrito, salsa, hash brown p atty, Cheerios, Trix cerea l, Frosted Flakes, C innamon Toast Crunch, c heese filled breadstick, p each cup, assorted fresh f ruit, assorted juice, c hocolate milk, white milk, s trawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and g ravy, egg noodles, dinner r oll, burger, cheeseburger, c hicken patty on bun, M ama Sofia's cheese p izza, Mama Sofia's pepp eroni pizza, ham sub m eal, turkey sub meal, dill s tack, PBJ sandwich meal, c hef salad meal, broccoli, p otato wedges, Colby Jack c heese stick, salsa, apple c risp, cut fresh fruit, a ssorted fresh fruit, a ssorted juice, chocolate m ilk, white milk, strawberr y milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waff le stick, Cheerios, Trix c ereal, Frosted Flakes, C innamon Toast Crunch, s tring cheese, strawberry c up, assorted juice, a ssorted fresh fruit, chocol ate milk, white milk, strawb erry milk. Lunch Chicken tend ers, dinner roll, burger, c heeseburger, chicken p atty on bun, Mama S ofia's cheese pizza, M ama Sofia's pepperoni p izza, ham sub meal, t urkey sub meal, dill stack, P BJ sandwich meal, chef s alad plate, baked french f ries, carrots and dip, corn, t ossed salad, chocolate c hip cookie, diced peache s, assorted fresh fruit, a ssorted juice, chocolate m ilk, white milk, strawberr y milk. ACADEMYSCHOOLS Monday No school Holiday. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, cocoa clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, baked buffalo chips, corn cobbettes, dried blueberries, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, broccoli, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Sun Chips, fresh apple slices, chocolate chip cookie, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday No school Holiday. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, corn cobbettes, diced pears, dried blueberries, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, PBJ sandwich meal, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ELEMENTARYSCHOOLS Monday No school Holiday. Tuesday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Honey, peach cup. Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Uncrustable PB and Honey, peach cup, chocolate milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup. Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, orange glazed carrots, tossed salad, cocoa clodhoppers, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, grape juice, chocolate milk, strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice. Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice, chocolate milk, breakfast frittata, grape juice. Lunch Cheese fille d breadstick, marina ra sauce, Uncrustable PB J sandwich, turkey ch ef salad, mixed vegetable s, ice cream sandwich, dice d peaches, fresh app le slices, apple juice, grap e juice, orange juice, fru it blend juice, chocola te milk, white milk, strawbe rry milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday No school Holiday. Tuesday Lunch Barbecue po rk on bun, Uncrustab le Peanut Butter and Jel ly sandwich, scalloped pot atoes, baked beans, ros y applesauce, chocola te milk, white milk, strawbe rry milk. Wednesday Lunch Beefaroni, ga rlic breadstick, Uncrustab le PBJ sandwich, orang e glazed carrots, coco a clodhoppers, fresh app le slices, chocolate mil k, white milk, strawber ry milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburge r, Uncrustable PBJ san dwich, potato puffs, carro ts and dip, fruited Jell-O chocolate milk, white mil k, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Cheese fille d breadstick, marina ra sauce, Uncrustable PB J sandwich, mixed veget ables, ice cream sandwic h, diced peaches, chocola te milk, white milk, strawbe rry milk. Page 6BNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.com Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. Medicare and almost all insurance accepted First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. SCHOOLMENUS Did YouKNOW?EMERGENCY VEHICLESUpon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle,while en route to meet an existing emergency,the driver of every other vehicle shall,when such emergency vehicle is giving audible signals by siren,exhaust whistle, or other adequate device,or visible signals by the use of displayed blue or red lights,yield the right-of-way to the emergency vehicle and shall immediately proceed to a position parallel to,and as close as reasonable to the closest edge of the curb of the roadway,clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed,unless otherwise directed by any law enforcement officer.YOUCANBETICKETEDFORFAILINGTOPULL OVERANDSTOPWHENANAMBULANCE, POLICE, FIREOROTHEREMERGENCYVEHICLEIS TRAVELLINGTOMEETANEMERGENCY. BELOWISTHEFLORIDALAW.

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Woman's Club of S ebring recently donated $1,000 toward a s cholarship for South Florida Community C ollege students. The scholarship targets w omen age 24-35, who are Sebring residents, U nited States citizens, and enrolled in a d egree-seeking program at SFCC and may be u sed to fund any expense associated with e ducational costs. "Many women put their educations on h old to raise families," said Betty W ickensimer, president, Woman's Club of S ebring. "With the economy now, they are f inding that they need to go back to work, so t hey are returning to college to further their educations. We chose to give this scholarship to SFCC in support of those young women who are returning to school." "The Woman's Club of Sebring has a long history of support of higher education at SFCC," said Don Appelquist, executive director, SFCC Foundation. "Their assistance dates back to 1985. In 2006 they created a named scholarship that will exist in perpetuity at SFCC and will help generations of young women to pursue their dreams of higher education." This donation is eligible to be matched dollar for dollar through the Philip Benjamin Matching Program for Community Colleges. Students can apply for this scholarship or learn more about it through the SFCC Financial Aid Office at 453-6661, ext. 7254. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011Page 7B Established 19311600 US 27 South € Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, 385-0125 111 E. Circle St. Avon Park, 453-3101 Chris T.Nelson Craig M. Nelson Darin S. MacNeil W .W LUMBER CO. 465-3331Hwy. 27 S. Lake Placid"We're More Than Just Lumber" COMPLETE Building SuppliesPlease support the above businesses. They have made this page possible. Inspirational Thoughtsby Patricia Valentine THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502 Residential Commercial Mobile Homes"Small Enough to Know You Large Enough to Serve You"500 South Lake Avenue 382-8300 453-3019 THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502Joel 2:25-26,And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten,the cankerworm,and the caterpiller,and the palmerworm,and my great army which I sent among you.And ye shall eat in plenty,and be satisfied,and praise the name of the Lord your God,that hath dealt wondrously with you:and my people shall never be ashamed.ŽThe same God who brings judgment is pleased to restore blessing to those who repent.God can restore people to usefulness in spite of past disobedience.The desire of the enemy is to destroy and consume lives just as the cankerworm,caterpiller and palmerworm that Joel described.God promises that His people who come to Him will have their lives restored by His might and power. God can take even the most wrecked life and build it again.There is no situation too hopeless for God.Ephesians 3:20 says,Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.Ž What God want to do in our lives is beyond what we can ask or think.Take the limit off and watch God work. Attend the Church of Your Choice! AVON PARK 452-5800 € SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530Its more than just carpet The cleaning of the second piece must be of equal or lesser value to the first service price.Sectional sofas may not be separated. Sofas over 7 ft. and certain fabrics may incur additional charges. Offer does not include protector. Not valid with any other coupon. Expires 01/31/11.Emergency Water Damage Restoration3 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 01/31/11.$95002 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 01/31/11.$7500 ƒit s her playground.UPHOLSTERY: CLEANONE PIECEOF UPHOLSTERY AT REGULAR PRICEAND RECEIVEASECONDPIECE1/2 OFF CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College physics professor, Erik Christensen, was recently selected as one of the top six nationwide Outstanding Open Textbook Advocate/Trainers by College Open Textbooks. He received the recognition for his use of open textbooks in his classes, advocating for their use in other classes, and peer-reviewing other open textbooks. Open textbooks are nonpublished textbooks that are written by instructors and made available on repositories to download for free. The books can be modified by other instructors when needed to add additional information or explanations for their specific classes. Open textbooks can be printed out by college bookstore companies for a significantly reduced cost or can be downloaded for free on the Internet by students. Christensen began using open textbooks after he found that one of his students could not afford to purchase the newest edition of a textbook and asked Christensen to loan an older version for the class. "Current physics textbooks cost an average of $200," said Christensen. "The two open textbooks I use for my classes cost $4.50 and $8.50 in the SFCC Panther Bookstore." "I pay $500 per term for my textbooks," said SFCC student Samantha Cochran. "I'm lucky my grants help cover the cost, or else I would not be able to afford them. By using open textbooks, Professor Christensen puts his students first and shows he's willing to accept change and the future of technology." SFCC student Chris Jennings likes the textbooks not only for their low cost but for their adaptability as well. "Many times instructors will require a textbook but then will not use all of the book. With the open textbooks, instructors can edit out the information that won't be covered, so students don't feel like they are paying a lot of money for something they are not using." "Professor Christensen is a faculty leader and innovator," said Kimberly BattyHerbert, dean of SFCC Arts and Sciences. "He continually leads the way in assisting students in their learning. This is a significant cost reduction for students and in these tough economic times is an important factor for all of us in education to consider" "It's nice to receive the recognition, but the real winners here are my students," Christensen said, "as this has been able to reduce the cost of their textbook by 90 percent." SFCC physics professor selected as National Open Textbook Advocate Courtesy photo Erik Christensen and physics student Chris Jennings look over chapter information in an open textbook. By using open textbooks, Professor Christensen puts his students first and shows he's willing to accept change and the future of technology.'SAMANTHACOCHRAN SFCCstudent Special to the News-SunSEBRING Two teams from Highlands County participated in the 11th annual Southwest Gulf Coast Regional Envirothon Contest on Dec. 10 at Caloosahatachee Regional Park in Alva. The team from Avon Park High School was coached by Cheryl Moffat and the Lake Placid Team was coached by Dale McQuillen. The Lake Placid Tree Huggers team members Ciara DeClue, Kayln Baker, Tyler Akins, William Hernandez and Tiffany MacDonald won the right to represent Highlands County at the state conte st on April 30 at Jonath an Dickenson Park in Stua rt. The team studied for wee ks in the areas of wildlif e, forestry, soil, aquatics an d this year's current iss ue which was salt and fres hwater estuaries. The Envirothon is a fiel doriented program in whi ch students, working in team s of five, learn to use critic al thinking skills. Members work as a tea m and develop problem-sol ving and communicatio ns skills to answer writt en questions or conduct hand son investigations abo ut environmental issues. 2 Highlands County teams compete in Envirothon contest Courtesy pho to Two Highlands County teams participated in the 11th annual Southwest Gulf Coast Regional Envirothon Contest in Alva last month. The Tree Hugger Team from Lake Placid includes (front row, from left) Ciara DeClue and Kayln Baker; (back row, from left) Tyler Akins, William Hernandez and Tiffany MacDonald. Woman's Club of Sebring donates $1,000 toward SFCC scholarship Courtesy photo Betty Wickensimer, president, Woman's Club of Sebring, presents Don Appelquist, executive director, SFCC Foundation Inc., with a $1,000 donation toward the club's scholarship at SFCC. Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunSEBRING The S chool Advisory Council f or Cracker Trail E lementary will meet at 4 p .m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 in t he Media Center of C racker Trail Elementary. If you have a topic you w ant to place on the agend a, call Wendy Gervais at 4 71-5777 or e-mail gerv aisw@Highlands.k12.fl. u s. If you are a person with a disability who requires r easonable accommodat ions in order to attend a s chool meeting, call the s chool at 471-5777 three d ays in advance of the m eeting. If you speak a language o ther than English, a t ranslator will be provide d for you. Call the s chool at 471-5777 three d ays in advance of the m eeting to arrange this. Cracker Trail SAC meets Tuesday Fla. teacher is finalist in national competitionVERO BEACH (AP) A Florida teacher has been n amed one of four finali sts in a national teaching c ompetition. Cheryl Conley, a fourth g rade teacher at Osceola M agnet Elementary S chool in Vero Beach, has b een selected as a finalist t o become the 2011 N ational Teacher of the Y ear. The Council of Chief S tate School Officers a nnounced the finalists W ednesday. The three o ther teachers in running f or the title are from I llinois, Maryland and M ontana. Conley has been teachi ng for 11 years and is F lorida's 2011 Teacher of t he Year. Florida Education C ommissioner Eric Smith c alled Conley an innovat ive leader who works t irelessly to help her stud ents find success.

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Page 8BNews-SunSunday, January 16, 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. Call 382-0869. 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. Call 382-3695. 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 Phosphorus is one of the m ain components in most f ertilizers. It is important f or growing crops because i t enables plants to store a nd transfer energy, prom otes root, flower and f ruit development and a llows early maturity. Although, phosphorus is i mportant to crop product ion, it also has a down s ide. Run off from fertilize rs that contain phosphor us can promote rapid g rowth of algae in downstream b odies of water. When algae is too a bundant and once it decays, it s teals the oxygen from the water w hich can harm and even kill the p lants and animals that live there. This scenario has taken place w ith Lake Okeechobee. The United S tates Environmental Protection A gency has mandated the loads of p hosphorus in the lake must be no m ore than 140 metric tons per year. C urrently the loads are about 400 t o 500 metric tons per year. In an effort to reduce the amount o f phosphorus entering the lake, a p artnership between the South F lorida Water Management D istrict, Istokpoga Marsh W atershed Improvement D istrict/Highlands County, the H ighlands Soil and Water C onservation District and the F lorida Department of Agriculture a nd Consumer Services has f ormed. It is a huge task and many s teps must be completed to accomplish the goal. The Lake Okeechobee watershed is more than 3,500 square miles. It extends as far north as Orlando, south to Highlands County, west to Fisheating Creek and east to St. Lucie County. Many different tasks are being instituted to decrease the phosphorus load including changing practices upstream. For example, it is no longer permissible for sludge from water treatment plants to be disposed of in this area. Many private land owners are being provided incentives to place storage ponds on their lands, thus sequestering the phosphorus in a project titled Florida Ranchlands Environmental Services Project (worldwildlife.org/what/globalmarkets/agriculture/FRESP.html) The Istokpoga Marsh Watershed lies within the area that runs downstream into Lake Okeechobee. In an effort to reduce the volume of stormwater that is discharged from this area, the team plans to install three above ground storage areas to hold water. If operated and maintained properly, these storage areas should capture phosphorus by allowing the chemical to settle on the bottom and be incorporated into plant matter, much like a natural wetland. In addition, the landowners in the area will be able to utilize the stored water for irrigation purposes, thus recycling the precious resource. To date, more than $6 million has been spent on the purchase of land for these storage areas and more land is needed. The goal is to obtain 1,200 acres of surface area for these ponds. Dr. John Causey, supervisor for the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District, has come up with an idea that may save money and take up a lot less space. Thinking outside the box and coming up with some cutting edge ideas, Causey's plan is to plant a crop that will sequester phosphorus. "This hasn't been tried anywhere in the state of Florida and the cost so far is under $2,000," Causey stated. It all started when Dr. Causey was reading about cover crops and how they are utilized in different areas of the United States. Oil seed radish has been planted in the northern states and is reported to sequester up to 200 pounds of phosphorus per acre. "South Florida Water Management District is trying to get six tons of phosphorus sequestered, so I was curious as to how many acres it would take to make the equivalent in crops. The Water Management District is purchasing large tracts of land to sequester the same amount of phosphorus a cover crop might do in much less," Causey stated. Unfortunately the Oil seed radish is grown in the cold climate and is not compatible with Florida's weather. After quite a bit of research, it was decided that Hairy Vetch would be a great alternative cover crop. The Hairy Vetch seed has been planted on an acre and a half of land located within the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District. Lykes Bros. Inc. donated machinery, time and staff to help out. Wayne Zahn, leasing manager of Lykes Bros. Inc. as well as a former Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor, prepared the land and planted the 150 pounds of seed in December. Soil tests have been performed and the next step will be taking samples as the crop matures to see what the optimal harvest time will be to remove the most phosphorus from the soil. Dr. Causey stated, "We'll try it before it seeds and after it seeds. It will reseed and re-propagate itself without any replanting. If we see that there is not much difference between the amount of phosphoru s sequestered with seed or without seed, then we would harvest prior to its seeding so it won't be a pro blem for any other crop to be plant ed there." When asked why he wanted to try this project, Causey stated, "I am thinking of it from a purely economical standpoint. We don't know how much phosphorus the plant will sequester. But if we get even half the amount of the phosphorus sequestered as the Oil seed radish, we could get the same amount of six tons by planting 12 0 acres of Hairy Vetch. We're talkin g once a year at $1 a pound for the seed. If we could do the same amount of phosphorus sequesterin g with a lot less money well, that 's what we're trying to do. It's anoth er alternative to retention ponds." We are hopeful that the Hairy Vetch will indeed capture the required phosphorus amounts and be a successful project. Either wa y, the idea and initiative of the mem bers of Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District is inspiring. As Dr. Causey says, "If we get a handle on phosphorus, who is to say, nitrogen might be the next ta rget or potash. We could remediate the problem without spending mo re money on retention ponds." Corine Burgess is an Environmental Specialist for the Parks & Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District. (www.highlandsswcd.org). Hairy Vetch Project could help clean up Lake Okeechobee Courtesy photo Wayne Zahn, Leasing Manager for Lykes Bros. Inc., pours Hairy Vetch seed into the spreader to plant on the acre and a half of land in the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District area. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011Page 9B 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 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, a d esire for change finds you on an opene nded adventure this week. Who knows w here this journey will take you and w hat will happen along the way? Taurus (April 21-May 21) Overprotectiveness can be a cause of c oncern, Taurus. Keeping mum simply b ecause you don't trust others may end u p alienating friends and family memb ers. Gemini (May 22-June 21) There's n o time for ambivalence, Gemini. Make a choice and stick with it. Financial matt ers come to the forefront on W ednesday, when paying bills becomes a sticky situation. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, o thers can't lend a hand if you don't let t hem know you need some help. Taking o n projects that are too big to handle a lone seems to be your way of operati ng. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, there's s omething you're forgetting, but it c ould take a few days before it pops b ack into your head. Try slowing down b ecause life is passing you by. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, your traditional approach to business won't work this week. It's time to change the way you present yourself and interact with others. It could help you all around. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Achange is going to come, Libra, and for you it's going to be a big change. Start packing your suitcase because travel is in your immediate future. Bring a loved one along. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, your hard work and dedication have finally paid off. Now you get to reap the rewards of all your efforts for the past few months. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, you will find your life this week is a balancing act. One false move and everything can come tumbling down. Better start practicing your juggling. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, instead of pouring fuel on the fire, find ways to extinguish the blaze. Speaking of getting hot, your romantic life heats up in the next few days as well. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, you don't like to be out of control, but this week you may have to put your trust in fate. You won't be able to guide this ship into port on your own. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, step up and take control when the going gets tough. Someone has been seeking you out. An admirer? Jan. 16 Debbie Allen, choreographer, 61; Jan. 17 Michelle Obama, First Lady, 47; Jan. 18 Kevin Costner, actor, 56; Jan. 19 Paula Deen, chef, 64; Jan. 20 Paul Stanley, singer, 59; Jan. 21 Robby Benson, actor, 55; Jan. 22 Diane Lane, actress, 46. Overprotectiveness can be concern for Taurus; put your trust in fate, Aquarius Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK With music to stir your soul, Five By Design presents "Radio Days" during South Florida Community College's Matinee Series at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Travel back in time to America's greatest generation of big bands, hep cats and the Hollywood Canteen with Radio Days. Whether displaying their lush trademark harmonies on "Moonlight in Vermont" or hilarious stage antics in "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," Five By Design's nationally-acclaimed vocal quintet is one of America's most diverse vocal ensembles to captivate young and old alike. Be a part of the fun and laughter. Toe-tapping favorites will have you dancing in your seat. Ajittery janitor, a frazzled foley artist, and a woman with a fruit hat will leave you rolling in the aisles. Asoldier kissing his bride as they dance to "I'll Be Seeing You" will bring a tear to your eye. Also featured are "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo," "I'll Never Smile Again" and "It's Been a Long, Long Time." Don't miss a beat as Five By Design takes you back to World War II days as America wept, fought, and survived a war. The Minnesota-based Five By Design includes Lorie Carpenter-Niska, Sheridan Zuther, Kurt Niska, Michael Swedberg, and Terrence Niska. Four of the five members have been singing together since 1986. The group's familial ties include brothers Terrence and Kurt Niska and the husband-wife duo of Kurt and Lorie Niska and childhood collaborator, Michael Swedberg. The 2011 Matinee Series is sponsored by Jean Moyer, Dr. and Mrs. Placido M. Roquiz Jr., and Drs. Abe and Carmelita Lim. Tickets range from $17 to $22 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.com Newborns € Children € AdolescentsOFFICE HOURS: Rajeswari Sonni, M.D., F.A.A.P. Praveen Krishnadas, M.D., F.A.A.P. Anoop Palta, M.D., F.A.A.P. Vishakha Nakhate, M.D., F.A.A.P. David Kleczek, P.A.C. Amy Grimes, P.A.C. Mercy L. Seralde, M.D. Maria C. Perez, M.D. Maria B. Asis, M.D., F.A.A.P. Megan Neff, ARNPAvon Park Pediatrics,P.A. & Sebring Pediatrics,LLCWe accept most Major Insurance and Medicaid SEBRING382-0770AVON PARK453-7337 Specializing in the treatment of € Allergies € Asthma € Attention Deficit Disorder Immunizations € Check-ups € Obesity Counseling SEBRING: MON. … FRI. … 8:30AM … 5:00PMSATURDAY … 8:30AM … 12:00 NOON … SEBRING ONLYAVON PARK: MON. & WED. … 8:30AM … 7:00PM TUES., THURS., & FRI. … 8:30AM … 5:00PM LAKE PLACID699-1414 ARTS& LEISURE Special to the News-SunSEBRING The K iwanis Club of Sebring's T ravelogue Adventure F ilm set for 5 p.m. T uesday takes viewers to I ran. Buddy Hatton dispels t he many misconceptions o f the Iranian people. Iran i s as old as history itself w ith spectacular and dist inctive archi-tectural m arvels. Visit magnificent m onuments of two great e mpires of the ancient w orld and experience the I ranian people some of t he most amiable, hosp itable, and generous g roup you'll ever meet. While in Tehran, the c apital, viewers will visit T ehran Bazaar, the largest m arket in Iran with 2500 a cres of shops. Some o ther stops include S hiraz, Yazd, Isfahan, A byaneh and the Caspian S ea. Most importantly and i nterestingly, meet the p eople of Iran. Discover t hey have the same d reams, fears and hopes a s we do. Hatton cannot rememb er a time he was not in s how business. At an early a ge, he created, starred in, a nd produced his own r adio and television show i n San Francisco with fell ow teenager Johnny M athis as one of his regul ar featured guests. His h igh energy and love for t he entertainment industry h ad him expanding his k nowledge and expertise i n every phase of the busin ess: record producer, tale nt manager, and comm ercial spokesman for n umerous major corporat ions. Television was the next a spect to challenge. He m ade an indelible mark in t hat field as well, as show h ost receiving, in the p rocess, not one, but two p restigious "Percy" A wards as Canada's T elevision Male E ntertainer of the Year a n unheard achievement f or an American. And a lways, there was his c areer in radio through w hich his sharp wit and d own-to-earth wisdom e arned him a large, faithf ul following of radio list eners in San Francisco. With his love for people a nd excitement in discove ring new places, plus his p rofessional experiences b efore the camera, b ecoming a travelogue p roducer and lecturer was a natural progression. C ombines with creative s cripting and editing, his t ouching cinematography a nd warm stage presence c ontinues to delight audie nces everywhere. His w inning combination of t alent and ability are winn ing over new audiences t o the travel film industry. The film will be shown a t the Bert J. Harris Jr. A gricultural Center. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The annual meeting of the Sebring Friends of the Library will be held Monday, Jan. 31 at the Sebring Lakeside Golf Resort Tea Room. The Tea Room is at 500 Lake Sebring Drive. All members and guests are invited. The luncheon will commence at noon. Reservations can be made by calling the Friends'Used Book Store at 314-0053 or contacting Margaret Dewey at 3864926. Food choices are Seafood au gratin, Chicken Salad or Asparagus Supreme (with ham and cheese). Reservations must be received no later than Wednesday, Jan. 26. The cost is $15 per person. Bring a canned or boxed non-perishable food item to the meeting, and receive a free ticket for the drawing of door prizes. Following the luncheon, The SIMM Trio will provide an early Valentine program, "It's All About Love". The trio consisting of Marilyn Percy, Betty McMindes and Mary Sage has been singing togeth er for four years, presentin g seasonal and general pr ograms for a variety of church and civic group s. They will be accompani ed by pianist Sylvia Evans. During the busine ss meeting proposed revisio ns to the group's bylaws w ill be read and voted on. If one of your New Yea r's resolutions included gettin g more involved in your com munity, consider becomin g a volunteer at the Friend s' Used Book Store on Ea st Center Avenu e. Volunteering at the sto re provides not only an oppo rtunity to share your love of reading with other Frien ds members and their dedica ted clients, but it can op en the door to new friendshi ps and a greater knowled ge and appreciation of boo ks of all subjects and genre s. Plus, there is the add ed benefit of knowing you a re helping to support t he Sebring Public Library. Annual dues are only $1 0 and may be paid at t he luncheon, or contact t he Book Store for more info rmation. Sebring Friends o f the Library plan annual meeting Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Do you love the visual arts? Do you have an interest in Florida history, archaeology, or culture? For an enriching, educational experience become a docent for South Florida Community College's Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC). SFCC MOFAC will hold a docent meeting and lunch for new and returning MOFAC docents at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28 in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts Lobby, SFCC Highlands Campus. SFCC MOFAC docents greet visitors and provide an entertaining and educational aspect to the viewing experience. Docents also have the opportunity to attend training workshops, and learn about exhibits. They volunteer one hour or more a week during regular museum hours. SFCC MOFAC provides an exhibition venue for contemporary Florida regional artists and preserves Florida’s history and heritage through its art. The museum also serves as a repository for the discoveries unearthed by members of the Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historical Conservancy. SFCC MOFAC also offers a variety of educational programs including its Third Thursdays series and handson, art workshops. For more information, contact Mollie Doctrow, curator, SFCC MOFAC, at 784-7240 or by e-mail at doctrowm@southflorida.edu. MOFAC Docent meeting is Jan. 28 Five By Design presents Radio Days' at SFCC Courtesy photo Travel back in time as Five By Design presents Radio Days' during South Florida Community College's Matinee Series on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Travelogue Adventure Film series heads to Iran Buddy Hatton Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Youve got too many dreams left undone. Too many special moments waiting to be experienced. Life is too short to let pain slow you down. Yet, for many, severe back pain and sciatica puts a halt to any enjoyment in life. Maybe you cant play golf like you used to. Or youre not able to enjoy that cruise like you should. Sciatica and back pain are NOT just a part of lifeŽ and something you have to live with. In fact, many former back pain sufferers are now pain free after using a new drugless, painless treatment. This new therapy is called non-surgical disc decompression, and it is helping to keep people from having to go under the knife. The conditions this amazing treatment has proven successful are: Herniated discs Degenerative disc disease Back pain Sciatica Facet syndromesMedical Proof This Treatment Works While non-surgical spinal decompression is a rather new treatment, theres plenty of research to back up its claims. Heres just a handful of scienti“c studiesƒ We thus submit that decompression therapy should be considered “rst, before the patient undergoes a surgical procedure which permanently alters the anatomy and function of the affected lumbar spine segment.Ž … Journal Of Neuroscience Research 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptomsŽ … Orthopedic Technology Review vertebral axial [spinal] decompression was successful in 71% of the 778 casesŽ … Journal of Neurological Research good to excellentŽ relief in 86% patients with Herniated discsŽ … The American Journal of Pain Management decompression therapy reported a 76.5% with complete remission and 19.6% with partial remission of pain and disabilityŽ … Rio Grande Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery As you can see, spinal decompression has a high success rate with helping disc herniations and back pain. What this means for you is that in just a matter of weeks, you could be back on the golf course, enjoying your love life, or traveling again. Until January 31, 2011 you can get everything for only $7900. Its time for you to “nd out if spinal decompression will be your back pain and sciatica solution. My name is Dr. Keatley Waldron, owner Waldron Chiropractic in Sebring. I understand what it feels like to live in pain, because I see it every day. Ive seen hundreds of people with disc herniations, back problems and sciatica, who were once told surgery was the only option, leave the of“ce pain free. For 10 days only, Im running a very special offer where you can “nd out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression What does this offer include? Everything I normally do in my new patient evaluation. 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The normal price for this type of evaluation, including x-rays, is $250 so youre saving a considerable amount by taking me up on this offer. Call today and we can get you scheduled for your consultation, exam and xrays as soon as theres an opening. Our of“ce is located just off Hwy 27 in West Shore Plaza, just a few minutes from you. When you call, tell the receptionist youd like to come in for the Spinal Decompression Evaluation so she get you on the schedule and make sure you receive proper credit for this special offer. Sincerely, Keatley Waldron, D.C. P.S. What Will Your Pain Feel Like One Month From Today? One of the biggest myths about pain is that it goes away all by itself, without any treatment. A May 1998 study in the British Medical Journal proved this myth false, showing that 75% of back pain sufferers who do nothing about it will have either pain or disability 12 months later. 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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The South F lorida Community College M useum of Florida Art and C ulture (SFCC MOFAC) p resents its third exhibition o f the season, Obscured by T ime: The Magic of Florida. T he exhibition will be on v iew from 12:30-4:30 p.m. t hrough Feb. 24 at SFCC M OFAC, Highlands Campus. Storyteller and artist H erman Trappman recons tructs aspects of Native A merican life and culture. H is artwork is based on m eticulous research of preC olumbian peoples, includi ng early geological and hist orical records. The exhibit ion includes reproductions o f a variety of early tools and o bjects. Also on display is Canzoni b y John Manchester. Aphot ography instructor at C realde School of Art, M anchester applies common e lements that are shared b etween music and photograp hy, such as form, texture, and rhythm, to his photographs. SFCC MOFAC is open to the public from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. For more information about the museum and its exhibitions and workshops or to request a museum tour, contact Mollie Doctrow, curator, MOFAC, at ext. 7240 at 453-6661, 465-5300, 7732252, or 494-7500. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011Page 11B ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989 Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES 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 ARTS& LEISURE Courtesy photo Carmen Ciricillo, The Construction Comic,' will be at Duffer's Sports Grille at 8 p.m. Saturday, performing at the Comedy Night. Peggi Paquette Rick Stepinsky Courtesy photo Rodney Holt of Zolfo Springs, known as Rowdy Rodney, will be playing music for dancing at 10 p.m. Saturday after the comedy show at Duffer's Sports Grille. Special to the News-SunSEBRING "The C onstruction Comic" will be b uilding up a good comedy s how at Duffer's Sports G rille at 8 p.m. Saturday. Carmen Ciricillo has t oured nationally since 1990 a s "The Construction C omic." He created a humoro us routine about life as a c ontractor which everyone c an understand. Ciricillo has appeared as t he tool man on television s hows such as "Your New H ouse" on The Discovery C hannel. He traveled with N ASCAR for the Michael H oligan Racing Team doing d river interviews and entert aining. He has performed b efore thousands of construct ion groups throughout the U nited States. In 2003, Ciricillo received r ave reviews after performing w ith Richard Lewis at the B roward Center for the P erforming Arts for the Gilda R adner charity, Gilda's Club. H e also recently opened for M ichael Bolton and Englebert Humperdinck. Also appearing with Ciricillo will be Rick Stepinsky and Peggi Paquette. Stepinsky is the creator of "The Big Time Comedy Show." He can be seen on Comedy Central and Showtime. Paquette is a teacher who turned comic and works comedy clubs across America. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance or at the door. The show will be from 8-10 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 382-6339. The kitchen will close at 8 p.m. for those who want to eat dinner before the show. After the comedy show, Rodney Holt of Zolfo Springs, known as Rowdy Rodney, will be playing music for everyone to dance. He will play a variety of rock, country and Top 40 hits. There is no charge for the music and it will be open to the public. Construction Comic' building a show at Duffer's Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Human Nature, a high energy uplifting tribute to the greatest Motown hits, takes the stage during South Florida Community College's Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus. The group has performed with the praise and direction of Motown superstar Smokey Robinson. "I was so impressed with the group when I saw them perform that I knew they would be a huge success," Robinson said. He was so blown away by their a cappella skills, he helped them develop and headline their own Las Vegas show. Human Nature has made such an impact on Las Vegas in its first year that May 11 has been named "Human Nature Day" in Las Vegas by Mayor Oscar Goodman. The Imperial Palace, where the group performs, has been renamed the Human Nature Theatre until 2012. The group has performed its Motown show in Las Vegas to sold out crowds since 2009. The Australian pop/doowop group consists of brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney, Toby Allen, and Phil Burton. They were signed to Sony Music Australia on the spot after performing an a capella version of "People Get Ready." They have had tremendous success in their native Australia with nine albums under their belts, 17 top 40 hits, and five top 10 hits. They have opened for such greats as Celine Dion and Michael Jackson. They also performed for millions at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics. Human Nature will be accompanied by a live band for most of the performance. Show highlights are nume rous but the a capella "Oo h Baby, Baby" is a standou t, as is "Reach Out," "Peop le Get Ready," and "My Girl ." Although they acknowled ge the oddness of "four whi te Aussies doing Motown ," they also point out "Motow n is a feeling, a culture, th at changed the world." The performance is spo nsored by Bill and Li sa Jarrett and Dr. David an d Allison Willey. Tickets range from $36 to $43 and may be purchas ed online 24 hours a day, sev en days a week, at http://pe rformances.southflorida.ed u. Tickets may also be pu rchased by calling the SFC C Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Bo x Office located in the front of the SFCC Theatre for t he Performing Arts, 600 W College Drive from 11:3 0 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monda yFriday. A night of Motown at SFCCwith Human Nature set for Jan. 22 Courtesy pho to Human Nature, a high energy uplifting tribute to the greatest Motown hits, takes the stage during South Florida Community College's Artist Series on Saturday, Jan. 22. Courtesy pho to Award-winning pianist and recording artist Stephanie Trick performs during South Florida Community College's Kaleidoscope Series on Monday, Jan. 24 in the intimate 245-seat SFCC University Center Auditorium. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Award-winning p ianist and recording artist Stephanie T rick performs during South Florida C ommunity College's Kaleidoscope S eries at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 in t he intimate 245-seat SFCC University C enter Auditorium. Trick has performed throughout the U nited States and Europe. She is one of t he few female stride pianists of this t echnically and physically demanding j azz piano style that was made famous b y stride legends such as James P. J ohnson, Fats Waller, Willie "The Lion" S mith, and Jelly Roll Morton. In an effort to bring a greater apprecia tion for traditional jazz and its integral r ole in the development of American c ulture, she shares stories about stride masters of the past during her performances. "Piano Tricks," her first solo album, is a combination of stride, ragtime, jazz, and classical selections. She is a classically trained pianist and organist, who began playing piano at the age of 5. By the time she was 10, she had won her first major competition. In high school she discovered her true passion, stride piano, and released her first CD before graduating. While in college, it became clear she wanted to pursue stride and classic jazz styles professionally. She has been nicknamed "the next rising star in the stride world." In 2008 she was chosen to perform at the International Stride and Swing Summit in Switzerland, where she teamed up with five of the world's best stride pianists. The Kaleidoscope Series is sponsored by Charles and Anne Reynolds, Dr. and Mrs. Witford Reid/Sebring Pain Mgmt., and Richard and Elina Campbell. The performance sponsor is anonymous. Tickets range from $18 to $21 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 7847178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front the of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pianist Stephanie Trick at SFCC Jan. 24 MOFAC presents Obscured by Time: The Magic of Florida Courtesy photo Storyteller and artist Herman Trappman reconstructs aspects of Native American life and culture. Some of his reproductions will be on display as South Florida Community College Museum of Florida Art and Culture (SFCC MOFAC) presents its third exhibition of the season, Obscured by Time: The Magic of Florida through Feb. 24.

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Dr. Rachel K. Wentz, RPA, will be the sponsored speaker for the Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historical Conservancy (KVAC) meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 in Building G, Room 101, at the South Florida Community College, Highlands Campus. The public is invited at no cost. Wentz will discuss "Lasting Landscapes: A Historic Perspective of Florida’s Prehistoric Mounds." Mounds have played a role in Florida's prehistory for thousands of years. More than 1,300 mounds are listed in the Florida Master Site File. They are spread throughout the state, especially along Florida's numerous rivers and coastlines. These mounds served as places of burial, ceremony, and residency and were once a major focal point among Florida's Native Americans. They have served many roles in Florida's history, as well. Throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, mounds were places for social gatherings, antiquarianism, and Florida's first archaeological investigations. Prehistoric mounds in Florida have also provided labor for slaves and convicts who mined the vast shell middens for road fill that paved many of the state’s earliest roadways. Mounds even show up in some of Florida's early postcards. Prehistoric mounds continue as focal points for Florida's rich prehistory and their preservation insures that they will remain a part of the state’s lasting landscape. Wentz received her Ph.D. from Florida State University in anthropology and specializes in the analysis of human remains with foci on ancient disease and population health. Last year she presented a program on the wellpreserved bodies and burial practices of the 5500 B.C. indigenous, Archaic people at the Windover site near Titusville. She obtained experience in forensic anthropology from the University of Florida, and has done skeletal work in St. Croix, England, and Ukraine. She sits on the board of the Florida Archaeological Council and is a Breva rd County Historic al Commissioner. She is t he director of the East Centr al Region, Florida Publ ic Archaeology Netwo rk (FPAN). For more information, ca ll Anne Reynolds at 465-3637 Page 12BNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.com ATTENTION MUSICIANS THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY CONCERT BAND(34 Years of Great Music)Invites You To Join In The Fun We are expanding our membership to 75 musicians … dust off the case and bring out your horn. Rehearsal is every Monday evening at Sebring High School Band Room … 7pm to 9pm For more info, call Bill at 863-386-0855 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College's Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) will hold a Third Thursday program, "Living in Paradise," at 1 p.m. Thursdayat SFCC MOFAC, Highlands Campus. Storyteller and artist Herman Trappman tells the story of the Florida's native people and how they learned to survive and defend a powerful, challenging place. The program coincides with his exhibition, Obscured by Time: The Magic of Florida, currently on display at SFCC MOFAC. Third Thursdays at MOFAC is a series that will enhance and inspire the public's perspective on Florida art and culture. Each program focuses on a different MOFAC exhibit. The program is held every third Thursday of the month, is open to the public, and is free. Contact Mollie Doctrow, MOFAC curator, at 7847240. SFCC MOFAC Third Thursday features Living in Paradise' ARTS& LEISURE Courtesy pho to Tocobaga Fishing by Hermann Trappman is part of the Living in Paradise' program to be featured at MOFAC's Third Thursday. Archaeologist to discuss Lasing Landscapes' at SFCC In the weeks and months following the holiday season, we tend to reconsider our home dŽcor, furnishings, and accessories. Our vintage collectibles and antiques are often highlighted and reviewed. Of course, you can spot obvious damage like mold growing on your antique prints, a tear in an oil painting that grandma handed down, or a huge crack in that 1950s ceramic cookie jar. The question is: can you stop it before it starts? Yes. When it comes to properly displaying your art or antiques, some of the most common mistakes are the easiest ones to fix. The single most common way to ruin a work of art or damage an antique is to display it or store it in the wrong place. Here's an example. Early in my career, I worked for a very, very prestigious private collector of fine art. He owned very important and very valuable works of art by many of art history's masters. His art was regularly borrowed by major and I mean major museums for exhibitions and study. I am talking about art by the big names like Picasso, Monet, Rembrandt, etc. One day, a big time museum called and asked to borrow one of his stellar paintings. Of course, they wanted the one valued at over $1 million. I asked where I could find the painting, so I could review its condition and facilitate the loan request. I nearly fell over when he told me, "It's hanging in the laundry room over the washing machine." Suffice it to say, that wasn't the best spot for a painting. When you are displaying your art, whether it''s worth $1 million or $10, there are certain parts of the house that you should avoid. First, don't display art or antiques in the laundry room (duh!). Don't display precious objects in the kitchen near the cooking surfaces where dirt and heat are typical guests at the dinner table. As for the bathroom, a nice dried floral wreath will work better than a fragile oil painting, watercolor, or pastel. The bathroom is the place where moisture and mold make regular appearances even if you are as immaculate a housekeeper as my Mother. You don't want that mold to get into your fine art print or carved frame. Once mold takes hold, stopping it is a tall order. Try to avoid hanging paintings or prints on walls next to windows, heating vents, air conditioners, air purifiers, or radiators. Also, don't hang a work of art in direct sunlight or near hot reading lamps. Just like people, art and antiques like a stable, consistent environment. In museums, that usually means low humidity and constant temperature of 66 to 72 degrees. You don't like it when your living room feels colder than your bedroom; neither does the art work or antiques. Antiques like to live the way you like to live cool and comfy in summer and warm and cozy in winter. Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide and antiques themed cruises. As seen on NBC's The Tonight Show and Comedy Central's The Daily Show, watch Dr. Lori on the national TV morning show, Daytime. Visit DrLoriV.com, Facebook.com/DoctorLori, or call (888) 431-1010. Are you hurting your family heirlooms without even knowing it? Art & Antiques Dr. Lori Courtesy photo Hang prints out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources, A/C vents, and windows. Interior walls away from doors and windows are the best for fragile prints. Publisher's WeeklyHARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Girl Who K icked the Hornet's N est" by Stieg Larsson ( Knopf) 2. "What the Night K nows: ANovel" by D ean Koontz (Bantam) 3. "Dead or Alive" by T om Clancy and Grant B lackwood (Putnam A dult) 4. "The Confession" by J ohn Grisham ( Doubleday) 5. "The Outlaws: A P residential Agent N ovel" by W.E.B. Griffin a nd William E. B utterworth (Putnam A dult) 6. "The Help" by K athryn Stockett ( Putnam/Amy Einhorn) 7. "Cross Fire" by J ames Patterson (Little, B rown) 8. "Freedom: ANovel" b y Jonathan Franzen ( Farrar, Straus and G iroux) 9. "Secrets to the G rave" by Tami Hoag ( Dutton Adult) 10. "Three Seconds" b y Anders Roslund and B orge Hellstrom (Silver O ak) 11. "Port Mortuary" by P atricia Cornwell ( Putnam Adult) 12. "Damage" by John L escroart (Dutton Adult) 13. "The Judas Gate" b y Jack Higgins (Putnam A dult) 14. "Hell's Corner" by D avid Baldacci (Grand C entral Publishing) 15. "Halo: Cryptum: B ook One of the F orerunner Saga" by G reg Bear (Tor) HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. "Unbroken: AWorld W ar II Story of Survival, R esilience, and R edemption" by Laura H illenbrand (Random H ouse) 2. "Decision Points" by G eorge W. Bush ( Crown) 3. "The 7: Seven W onders That Will C hange Your Life" by G lenn Beck and Keith A blow (Threshold E ditions) 4. "The 4-Hour Body: A n Uncommom Guide to R apid Fat-Loss, I ncredible Sex, and B ecoming Superhuman" b y Timothy Ferriss ( Crown Archetype) 5. "Cleopatra: ALife" b y Stacy Schiff (Little, B rown) 6. "Cinch; Conquer C ravings, Drop Pounds a nd Lose Inches" by C ynthia Sass ( HarperOne) 7. "Life" by Keith R ichards (Little, Brown) 8. "Straight Talk, No C haser: How to Find, K eep, and Understand a M an" by Steve Harvey ( Amistad) 9. Change the Culture, C hange the Game: The B reakthrough Strategy f or Energizing Your O rganization and C reating Accountability f or Results" by Roger C onnors and Tom Smith ( Portfolio) 10. "Autobiography of M ark Twain" by Ed. by H arriet Elinor Smith ( Univ. of Calif. Press) 11. "I Remember N othing and Other R eflections" by Nora E phron (Knopf) 12. "The Immortal Life o f Henrietta Lacks" by R ebecca Skloot (Crown) 13. "Decoded" by JayZ (Spiegel & Grau) 14. "Sh*t My Dad S ays" by Justin Halpern ( It Books) 15. "Barefoot C ontessa How Easy Is T hat?" by Ina Garten ( Clarkson Potter) BESTSELLERS Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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OK, today I think we need to talk about change. What is it about change that just freaks people out? Even when it's no big deal. They put new weight machines in at my gym about a week ago. The new machines are different than the old machines. If you think people are upset about the oil spill in the gulf, that's nothing compared to what I'm hearing about these new weight machines. You would think that the world as we know it has come to an end. The seats are different. The weights are different. Why did they have to do this to us? Why? Why? It's just not right. Now I understand that it can be unsettling when there's a major change in your life, like if you're suddenly single for whatever reason, or if you lose your job, or if they change the rye bread at your favorite deli. I mean what was wrong with the old rye bread? That was great rye bread. Don't screw with the rye bread, OK. You know who I'm talking to. Sorry. So why is it that we get so upset about change? Is it just because we're getting older? Remember when your parents used to complain when things changed and how they were so much better when they were young? Bread was a nickel. Gas was a nickel. Movies were a nickel. According to my parents everything was a nickel. You could go to Hawaii for a nickel. Everything was so much better. The music was better Sinatra was better than the Beatles. And do you know how much it cost to see Sinatra at the Copa, with dinner and drinks and flowers for your date? Anickel. Right. And you couldn't get fresh produce in the winter, and there were no civil rights and thank God things changed. Well what are we saying today? When we were young gas was a half a dollar, bread was a quarter, cars weren't made out of plastic, the milkman came to our house, and do you know what a candy bar cost? It actually cost a nickel. And the Beatles were better than Kanye West. Okay, that one is true. (I don't hear anybody covering Kanye West. Or Snoop, Or Diddy.) Our music was better. But is that it? Are we just getting old and crotchety? Or is everything just chang ing so fast that we just can' t keep up? So when something as simple as a weight machine changes it's just too much. I just learned how to program the DVR Can't you leave th e weight machine alone? No they can't. And because the y can't, things are going to change. Things like transportation and communicatio n and medicine. And because of that I can call anywhere in the world on my cell phone and watch movies on it too. Things are going to keep changing. So here's the thing: When they get a new weight machine at the gym embrace it. Yes you may have to learn something ne w. But that's good for your brain. And maybe, just maybe the new machine is better than the old machine That may not be the case with rye bread, but it proba bly is with weight machine s. So when change happens, give it a chance. That's wha t I think. Visit Boomer Ally on www.Facebook.com/boomerally and get in on the discussion. www.BoomerAlley.com. Copyright 2010 Marc Sotkin. Used by permission in this publication. DearAbby: My 92-yearo ld mother is the most hatef ul woman you have ever m et. My husband and I took h er into our home because s he could no longer care for h erself. She immediately t ook over everything, telling u s what to do, being d emanding and complaining t hat nothing was ever right. She tried to discipline my w ell-behaved kids, ages 15 a nd 21. She attempted to t reat them the way she treate d us, using foul language, h itting and verbally abusing. M y husband and kids have c alled me at work saying I n eed to get home immediatel y because Mother was out o f control. We finally had to p ut her in a nursing home. Now we are wracked with g uilt. Did I do the right t hing? My siblings didn't w ant her because of her long h istory of abuse. I'm in no h urry to visit her at the h ome, either. Why couldn't s he be the kindly grandma a nd parent that many children have? Guilt-ridden in Tustin, Calif. DearGuilt-ridden: Probably because she was modeling behavior she learned from her own mother and possibly because she is demented. Frankly, it was unrealistic to expect that she would suddenly change from the person she has been for the past 92 years into a Disney character and I don't mean Cruella De Vil. Did you do the right thing? All things considered, yes. However, you should not abandon your mother. As a loving daughter which you have tried to be I'm advising you to try a little harder. Visit her. Bring her something to distract her. If she's able to be moved, take her out for a meal. When she's gone, you, unlike your siblings, will have nothing to regret. DearAbby: My son "Rob" and his fiancee invited me to join them at a dinner his father and stepmother, "Jane," are hosting. Rob's grandmother, brother and sisterin-law will be there, as well as Jane's two sons. I love them all and thought they loved me. Apparently, Jane doesn't want me to attend. No reason was given. I was shocked. Jane and my ex were always welcomed in my home and life. I wished them well when they married after dating for 20 years. Rob and I are heartbroken. He wants nothing to do with Jane and doesn't want her at his wedding. He's furious with his dad for letting Jane make the rules. Abby, I am sick that I have apparently caused a rift in the family. Please tell me how to deal with this. Stupefied in the South DearStupefied: Take the high road and encourage Rob to attend the dinner. This is Jane's party, and as the hostess it was her privilege to invite you or not. While you have done everything you can to be a friend to Jane and have one large, happy extended family, she may feel competitive toward you. Or she may regard you as a chapter in her husband's life that she would prefer to be closed. Regard it as a reflection on her and her own insecurities. 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Solution on page 9B "Oh, my neck hurts!"I exclaimed t o my husband, Ken. "I can't figure o ut what I might have done for it to f eel this way." With only a few weeks left until w e would be leaving on a long road t rip to Colorado, I really wanted this p ain to be gone. It made me think of o thers in chronic pain and pray for t hem more. Finally, I went to the chiropractor a nd also had a couple of massage t herapies done. Both treatments made a big d ifference; yet, the pain would return. I even w ondered if the strength training I did could b e the problem. The massage therapist said that since I w ould be traveling and not doing the strength t raining for several weeks, I should be able to f ind out if that had been the culprit. So, when i t persisted in varying degrees of annoyance a nd discomfort as we traveled, I was baffled. Then one night we slept at the home of a cquaintances in the Christian travel club we b elong to. I was weary and instead of botheri ng to bring in my pillow, I used one of theirs. I slept peacefully and woke up with my neck f eeling significantly better. My pillow. That had been the problem. It n o longer supported my neck as it should. I a sked our hosts where they had bought the p illow I slept on since I felt so much better.They didn't have a clue. But I knew I would need to buy myself a new pillow soon. And then our host said, "Take the pillow with you." Of course, I declined thanking him for his consideration. However, both husband and wife insisted. "What kind of vacation would it be if you woke up with your neck hurting everyday? Take the pillow." By their graciousness, I slept without neck pain the entire vacation. On the way back, we spent another night with them, returning the pillow with my profuse thanks. They had not only shown us Christian love while we were in their home; but, they went that extra mile no, actually about 700 miles to extend to me comfort and hospitality beyond their four walls. It brought to mind that verse in Philippians 2: 4, NKJV, that says, "Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others." Their actions pampered me and revealed a pillow-soft witness of love and caring; an example I want to follow and extend to others, too. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent and an award-winning writer. Pillow-soft witness of love and caring Pause And Consider Jan Merop Family finds relief by putting mother in a home A change is gonna come Boomer Alley Marc Sotkin Dear Abby Did YouKNOW?When an authorized emergency vehicle making use of any visual signals is parked or a wrecker displaying amber rotating or flashing lights is performing a recovery or loading on the roadside, the driver of every other vehicle, as soon as it is safe: Shall vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle or wrecker when driving on an interstate highway or other highway with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle or wrecker, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. If such movement cannot be safely accomplished, the driver shall reduce speed to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour or greater; or travel at 5 miles per hour when the posted speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, when driving on a two-lane road, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. FLORIDAHASA MOVEOVERŽLAWFORMOTORISTS APPROACHINGEMERGENCY VEHICLESANDWRECKERS.

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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, January 16, 2011 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesBreastfeedingAsk any expert and they'll tell you: breastfeeding is best. That's why virtually every new mom is encouraged to give breastfeeding a chance at the outset, even if they are unsure whether they want to breastfeed or indeed will be able to. The advice is at least to try and then go from there, knowing that you do have other options. Breast milk itself is packed with nutrients to help your baby grow, develop and stay healthy. That's why experts often recommend breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of a baby's life and even longer if possible. But some moms might not realize that breastfeeding also benefits them. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that breastfeeding can help moms lose pregnancy weight more quickly. It also helps reduce postpartum bleeding by releasing the hormone oxytocin. Over the long term, breastfeeding may also help reduce the risk of ovarian and breast cancer and may help increase bone density, which can protect against osteoporosis. "Some new moms are unsure about breastfeeding," explains Nikki. "But with some simple hints and a bit of practice, soon mom and baby will find their comfortable position and a natural rhythm." Moms should keep the following tips in mind while breastfeeding:Bring your baby to your breast, not your breast to your baby. Avoid sore nipples by making sure your baby latches on properly. Remember your baby's feeding position: chin to breast and nose to nipple. Eat and drink plenty and regularly. Accept all offers of help in the early weeks so you can devote yourself to establishing breastfeeding. Feeding on demand ensures a good supply of breast milk. Additionally,alwaysseekpromptmedicalattentionif:Your baby seems unusually sleepy and/or refuses feeds. Your baby seems unusually unsettled and is crying more than usual. You feel flu-like, hot, cold, aching or generally unwell. You have any redness, tenderness or lumpiness in your breasts. BottleFeeding"It's a fact that some women find breastfeeding difficult, nor do all moms want to breastfeed," explains Nikki. "It is a personal choice. But one of the great learning experiences of motherhood is being able to politely listen to the unsolicited advice and opinions of others. Bottle feeding, either with expressed milk or infant formula is a safe and practical alternative for mother and child." Introducing a bottle, and therefore more help in caring for her baby, can be liberating for a mom. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature baby bottles are designed to allow baby to switch from breast to bottle, and back again. To make introducing a bottle easier, here are some suggestions: If mom usually breastfeeds, have someone else offer the baby a bottle. If your partner or other family member introduces the bottle, baby won't have the usual cues to start seeking out the breast.Have your feeding helper offer about a half ounce of breast milk or formula about an hour or two after a regular feed. Baby should be alert, but not so hungry that she's upset.Sometimes it helps to drip a little breast milk on the baby's lips or tongue. Then gently introduce the bottle nipple into her mouth. If she becomes frustrated or isn't interested after 10 minutes or so, take a little break and try again later. The Closer to Nature line of baby bottles and acces sories from Tommee Tippee feature an ultra-sensitive anti-colic valve that lets babies feed at their own pace with less air, vacuum build-up and nipple collapse. The simply intuitive bottle shape provides a more comfortable hold and breastfeeding-like closeness. ExpressingMilkExpressing simply means removing milk from your breasts so that it can be safely stored and given to you r baby later. Expressing allows you to continue to give your baby all the nutritional benefits of your breast milk, even when you can't feed your baby yourself. "Like bottle feeding, expressing milk can be a huge benefit for moms," explains Nikki. "You can safely store a supply of milk for those times when you know you won't be available to breastfeed. Plus, you give your partner an opportunity to participate in feeding, an important bonding time with your child. From a practical standpoint, expressing can help relieve engorged breasts, while stimulating your body to produce even more milk for your baby." Unless recommended by a healthcare professional, it is typically not advisable to express milk until baby is about four to six weeks old. This gives you plenty of time to establish breastfeeding and to resolve any little difficulties that may arise. Sold in 45 countries around the world, Tommee Tippee is now being offered in the United States and Canada exclusively at Babies "R" Us and Toys "R" Us. For more helpful advice and product information please visit www.tommeetippee.com, or find them on Facebook.com/tommeetippeenorthamerica and Twitter.com/tommeetippee_na. To learn more about the Tommee Tippee Health Professional, Nikki, please visit: http://www.tommeetippee.co.uk/pages/meet_nikki/. FAMILYFEATURES Motherhood comes with a host of accessories and a whole bunch of questions. One of the most common worries new moms face concerns feeding their new bundle of joy. Breastfeed or bottle feed? Can I do both? What if the baby doesn't like the bottle? Is formula ok? "All these questions are normal," explains Nikki H., a UK qualified midwife and one of the infant feeding experts at Tommee Tippee, the number-one brand of infant and toddler feeding products in Great Britain now available in the U.S. "New moms are often surprised at how much they already know intuitively about feeding their babies." Still, questions abound. So Tommee Tippee offers the following advice.



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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Brooke Marie Deery, 22, was killed in a vehicle crash on U.S. 98 Thursday night. Priscilla O. Adams, 19, who was a passenger in Deerys car, was airlifted to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce with injuries sustained in the crash. The two young women were best friends and referred to themselves as sisters. As of Friday morning Adams was still recovering in the hospital. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred just before 11 p.m. near Basinger Grove Drive. Deery was driving a 2000 Chevy Cavalier southbound. AFreightliner semi was behind her vehicle, also heading south. According to the report, Deery slowed and moved to the right of her lane. The semi, driven by Larry Daigle, 43, of Lake Alfred, attempted to change lanes in order to pass. Deerys car abruptly turned left the reporting trooper thought Deery might have been initiating a U-turn The semis cab collided with t he left side of the Cavalier in the nort hbound lane, causing the Freightlin er to swerve back into the southboun d lane, as the Cavalier rotated aroun d the front of the truck. Both vehicles traveled onto t he west grass shoulder of U.S. 98, whe re the semi came to a final rest facin g Radio Days come to SFCCPAGE10BStreaks sneak back for winPAGE1BFeeding your infantPAGE14BNEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, January 16, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 7 | 75 cents www.newssun.com HighLow 72 43Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Nice with sunshine, some clouds Forecast Question: Did political rhetoric have anything to do with the shooting in Arizona? Next question: Should a towns police department have the authority to determine traffic pattern changes? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Beryl Christie Age 79, of Sebring Genevieve Clark Age 85, of Lake Placid Elaine Gaskin Age 84, of Sebring Ruth Johnson Age 94, of Sebring Maximino Lebron Age 81, of A von Park Hugh McPhee Age 83, of Sebring Edith Wirick Age 44, of Lxahatchee Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 23.5% No 76.5% 099099401007 Total votes: 98 Arts & Leisure 10B Business 8A Chalk Talk 7B Classifieds 10A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby 13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope 9B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 13B School Menus 6B Sports On TV 2B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com Special to the News-SunSEBRING Col. William Hutchison, USAF (Ret.), Col. Roy Whitton, USAF (Ret.); and Capt. Lou Brough, USAF (Ret.) of the Highlands Air Force Association met with Tommy Mitchell Jan. 7 at the Veteran Services Office and made a presentation of an original lithograph depicting hometown hero Maj. Thomas B. McGuire, Jr., and his P-38Laircraft, named Pudgy, to the Veteran Services Office. Interim Veteran Services Department head Denise Williams was on hand to receive the lithograph along with two smaller framed related images. The lithograph depicts the P-38 fighter plane flying in the clouds with a likeness of McGuire looking on through the clouds. The P-38 has the images that adorned McGuires plane, including the 38 victory emblems designating the number of planes he shot down. Asmaller framed print shows a rendition of the Medal of Honor awarded McGuire. Completing the trio of framed art is a copy of the Medal of Honor citation describing the heroic events of McGuire. McGuire, regarded as the most skillful pilot ever to sit in a P-38 cockpit, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, three Silver Stars, six Distinguished Flying Crosses, and 15 Air Medals. McGuire fought heroically and Honoring a hometown hero Courtesy pho to Maj. Thomas B. McGuire, Jr. grew up in Sebring and won the Medal of Honor as a pilot in World War II. Highlands Air Force Association donates Tommy McGuire lithograph to Veteran Services Office See McGUIRE, page 6A One killed, one injured in US 98 crash Deery See YOUNG page 6A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Three recent automobile collisions on the corner of East Interlake Boulevard and Eucalyptus Street caused the town council to consider what to do about the dangerous intersection. Eucalyptus, which runs north and south behind the Walgreens on the corner of Interlake and U.S. 27, is used by many drivers to feed onto Interlake. The two main difficulties are a lack of line of sight from Eucalyptus to Interlake, and the amount and speed of traffic on the main thoroughfare. Being just a block west of the signal light on U S. 27 adds another complication, as drivers heading east are often more focused on the light than they are traffic on the side streets. Police Chief Phil Williams said the greatest danger is drivers who attempt to cross Interlake traffic in order to drive west on the boulevard. The council had asked Willams to research the situation and come up with a solution. At the regular council meeting Monday night, Williams presented his idea, which is to allow only a right hand turn east from Eucalyptus onto Interlake. The council, however, decided that eliminating three parking spaces on the southwest corner of Interlake would provide the needed line of sight to resolve the problem. On Friday, however, Williams voiced concern about that solution. The council knew something had to be done, he said. They supported change. But, he left the meeting uneasy. He was worried that while creating a better line of sight to the west was a good idea that would help, it would not be enough to solve the problem. For one thing, the stop sign on Eucalyptus had to be set back due to News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lake Placid officials feel the corner of South Eucalyptus and Interlake Boulevard has been the scene of one auto accident too many. Drivers attempting to turn left onto the boulevard have only a few seconds to react to passing traffic. The town is turning the corner into a one way turn to the right only. Dangerous corner So drivers dont meet at the intersection See DANGER page 3A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK The fifth annual Denim and Diamonds Gala took place on Thursday at Paradise Grill at Highlands Ridge. The event benefited the Heartland Horses and Handicapped organization. The HHH is a non-profit organization that works with disabled children and adults providing them with physical interaction, exercise, and education through the use of horses. The services are offered free of charge to each of the physically, developmentally, and emotionally challenged individuals. Shareen Childs, executive director of Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc., was excited about the nights event and enthusiastic about raising funds for the organization. It benefits so many people and it helps so many lives, Childs said. Childs explained that the funds raised will go to the organization and help with the eight horses and two barn cats. The horses are used for equineintearction, and help get the kids and adults into action. Our goal for tonight is to raise at least $12,000, Childs said on Thursday. The goal was met and surpassed. The Denim and Diamonds Gala raised approximately $14,000 Denim and Diamonds gala another success See DENIM page 3A By ERICAWERNER Associated PressWASHINGTON Signs of trouble are arising for Preside nt Barack Obamas plan to put educ ation overhaul at the forefront of h is agenda as he adjusts to the ne w reality of a divided government. Giving students and teache rs more flexibility is an idea wi th bipartisan support. Yet the deba te about the overdue renewal of t he nations chief education la w, known as No Child Left Behind, is complicated by political pressur es from the coming 2012 presidenti al campaign and disputes over timin g, money and scope of the update. While education might offer t he best chance for the White House to work with newly empower ed Republicans, any consensus cou ld fade in the pitiless political cros scurrents, leaving the debate f or another day, perhaps even anoth er presidency. If so, parents, teachers and st udents would labor under a burde nsome set of testing guidelines an d other rules that many say are low ering standards. Its that scenario that the pres ident and his administration inten d to invoke as a way to rally publ ic support and spur lawmakers an d interest groups into action again st long odds. No one Im talking to is defen ding the status quo, Educatio n Secretary Arne Duncan said in an interview. Everyone I talk to rea lly shares my sense of urgency th at we have to do better for our ch ildren. Were fighting for our cou ntry here. Duncan said Obamas State of the Union address on Jan. 25 w ill reflect his commitment to educ aTrouble lurking ahead for Obamas education focus See TROUBLE page 3A

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Leisure Lakes Homeowners meet MondayLAKE PLACID L eisure Lakes Homeowners m eeting will be at 10 a.m. M onday at the Bishop Park m eeting room on Lake June R oad. Guest speaker will be M ike Holtcamp (director of o perations) and David Crane ( structure operations manage r) from the Southwest F lorida Water Management D istrict. Discussion will pertain to t he low water levels in the c anals of Leisure Lakes. P lease make every effort to a ttend this very important m eeting. Light refreshments w ill be served.Senate candidate speaks at Tea Party meetingSEBRING Mike M cCalister, a 2012 candidate f or the U.S. Senate, will be t he guest speaker at The H ighlands Tea Party meeting o n Tuesday. The group will gather at 5 :30 p.m. at the Quality Inn f or those interested in the $8 b uffet. The meeting is at 6 :30 p.m. W hat does the word Relay mean to you?LAKE PLACID Relay p er Webster a fresh set of p eople or animals taking the p lace of others who have c ompleted a spell of work. Through the holidays we all remember those who are not with us those who have completed their spell of life way too early. We can keep their journey alive through Relay for Life. We can help those who are still in their journey by helping to find the cure. Acurrent Relay For Life participant lost her father who was only 68 years old, a best friend who was only 42, a friend and co-worker who was the Director of Nursing for a hospital solely dedicated to the treatment of cancer patients who was only 58 years old. Who have you lost who do you miss who do you remember? You can make them become renewed in your life and help others going through their journey by Helping to Find the Cureand wipe out this disease by creating a team or being a part of the event. Please join us at the Relay for Life Lake Placid Kick Off Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express. Be there for those who you want to remember. For more information, call Ginger Keimel at 465-7930. Friends of Library present free concertLAKE PLACID The Friends of the Lake Placid Memorial Library are presenting a free concert at the library at 201 W. Interlake Blvd. at 2 p.m. today. The program features Steelin Jim and His Friends. Jim Lipscomb, a noted musician in the area, will perform on the steel guitar. There will be music for everyone of all ages. Light refeshments will be served. Call the library at 699-3705 for reservations as seating is limited.Primal Connection Drum Circle is now at a new locationSEBRING The Community Drum Circle will take place behind the Sebring Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave., by Lake Jackson from 3-5 p.m. today. Everybody is welcome. Bring a chair or blanket. Bring an instrument if you have one. Bring something to drink. Bring a friend. All ages. No experience necessary. Play along, dance or just enjoy the music. Some percussion instruments will be available for the public to use. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun 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 Thursday, Jan. 13: Emily Ann Baeza, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery. Janna Lafaye Harrell, 53, of Tallahassee, was charged with violation of probation reference Leon County fellony theft. Lindsey Michelle McGee, 25, of Avon Park, was charged with fraud/illegal use of credit cards, grand theft larceny, fraud-impersonate. Melinda Ann Prescott, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery. Sandra Susana Resendiz, 36, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving with expired license. Donald Lewis Wolfe, 29, of Avon Park, was charged with DUI. POLICEBLOTTER Special to the News-SunSheriff Susan Benton would like to inform the public about a mailing that has been received by at least one Highlands County resident. This official-looking solicitation from the State Record Retrieval Board warns that the resident needs to order a certified copy of their property deed by a specified due date. If received after the requested date, the solicitation indicates that an additional fee of $35 is due prior to processing the order. The State Record Retrieval Board lists a Tallahassee address that may lead citizens to believe it originates from the State Capitol. This is a scam. According to Safeguarding Consumers, an internet consuming blog, this scam was perpetrated in Washington State in November. In their case the payments were directed to an Olympia, Wash., address which turned out to be a post office box. In the Highlands County incident, the return address is likely also a post office box in the state cap itol. The information on pro perty deeds is available f or free on the intern et www.hcclerk.org and cer tified copies can be attain ed from the Highlands Coun ty Clerk of Courts for abo ut $5. Sheriff Benton wou ld like to bring this scam to the attention of Highlan ds County residents in ord er that they do not become a victim of this scam Reading the disclaimer o n the document, it indicat es the product or service h as not been approved by a government agency nor is it affiliated with an y Highlands County agenc y. It further states that it is indeed a solicitation f or services and should not be interpreted as a bill due. Unfortunately most pe ople will not read the enti re document and may send an unnecessary payment. For more informatio n about this and other scam s please contact Crim e Prevention Specialist Ne ll Hays of the Highlan ds County Sheriff's Offi ce Crime Prevention Unit at 385-0024. Sheriff warns of property records scam making rounds News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY The final meetings with the Department of Transportation have been held; the last of the permits pulled all that remains is to begin work on the $350,000 plus renovation of Devane Park in Lake Placid. That should begin by Friday or early the week after. The aged pavilion will be taken down and dying or stunted plant material, like that in the photo, removed. A new pavilion, sidewalks, benches, and landscaping are designed to create a restful green space where people may gather. The memorial stone to the crew of the shuttle Challenger, also in the photo, will remain. Work begins at DeVane Park Special to the News-SunThe Leadership Highlands Class of 2010 kicks off a canned food drive for the Highlands Hometown Hoe-Down this week to benefit the Heartland Food Bank. Donation locations are at the Sebring, Avon Park, and Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce; Wauchula State Bank at Fairmount and Lake Placid, Highlands Independent Bank, Bill Jarrett Ford, Wells Motor Company, Sweetbay in Lake Placid, Witham Chevrolet and all Alan Jay Automotive Network locations. Each year, the Leadership Highlands class chooses a community service project to complete. During the 2009-10 Leadership Highlands program, our class learned of the tremendous level of hunger in our county due to the poor economy. We decided to put together this canned food drive and special event to address that concern and give back to hungry families and the Leadership Highlands presents Hoe-Down and canned food drive See HOE-DOWN page 6A Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community College ( SFCC) Community E ducation announces the 2 011 Heartland Senior G ames, which will run from M arch 1-23 and cost $15 to p articipate. The Heartland Senior G ames is sanctioned by the F lorida Sports Foundation a nd qualifies athletes for the F lorida Senior Games State C hampionships. The mission o f the games is to encourage a nd promote healthy l ifestyles for anyone over 50 a nd to provide them opportun ity to compete at the local, s tate and national levels. Events will be held t hroughout Highlands C ounty in bowling, golf, bask etball, billiards, shuffleb oard, pickleball, cycling, s wimming, horseshoes and t ennis. Medals are awarded f or first, second and third p lace, male and female, in e ach sport and age category. Register in Building B, H ighlands Campus or any S FCC campus or center. For m ore information, contact C ommunity Education at 4 53-6661, 465-5300, 7732 252, or 494-7500, ext. 7388. Heartland Senior Games set to begin March 1 Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Board of C ounty Commissioners is c urrently seeking applicat ions to fill an upcoming volu nteer position on the V eterans Advisory Board f rom the Avon Park area. Applicants may obtain an a pplication from the Veteran S ervices Office, 7209 South G eorge Boulevard, Sebring, F lorida 33875-5847; 8634 02-6623. Vacancy on Veterans Advisory Board

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All of these events are in support of the annu al Tanglewood Residen ts' Cancer Benefit. All pr oceeds go to Relay for Life Busy week ahead in Tanglewood s pace issues. Stop behind the w hite line and youre not going t o see anything, Williams said. E ven with the expanded view. Which is why he decided to g o ahead with his plan of the o ne way turn, even though the c ouncil had turned it down at t he meeting. Im going ahead anyway, W illiams said. I dont want to e nd up testifying against the t own. According to the charter, I m the one responsible. I would b e accused of reckless indiffere nce if I knew something was d angerous and did nothing a bout it. Williams researched the p roblem in detail, using measu rements, algebra and personal o bservation. With only two to five seconds t o react, drivers trying to cross t raffic on Interlake put thems elves and others at great risk. The fact that there had been n o serious injuries so far was o nly good fortune, Williams s aid. It was just a matter of time b efore something tragic happ ened. Reached on Saturday, council m ember Ray Royce was surp rised, but understanding. I thought we were going to t ry and improve the sight lines, h e said, hearing of Williams d ecision for the first time. Im a ssuming its in his purview, a nd so would be in support of w hat hes doing. Council member Debra W orley said Saturday she had v isited with Williams Friday, e xactly because she too was w orried about the intersection. Its awful, she said, referr ing to the corner. She not only s upports the idea, she hopes the s igns are put up quickly. There w ill be a short delay as the sign age has to be ordered from the c ounty. In the meantime, W orley hopes traffic cones will b e put out to guide drivers. Danger at corner on towns mind Continued from page 1A and with 85 guests in attendance the event was another success. The $14,000 included funds from the gala ticket sales, sponsorships, and the silent auction and live auction, both which were held on Thursday evening. Childs seemed thrilled with the events results. A huge thank you to our sponsors Florida Hospital, Highlands Independent Bank, Kiwanis Club of Sebring, Alan Jay Automotive Network! For more information about HHH visit the Web site www.hearlandandhorses.org or contact Childs at 4520006. News Sun photos by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Guests enjoy a prime rib dinner during the social and silent auction hour at the Denim and Diamond gala at Paradise Grill on Thursday evening. Heartland Horses and Handicapped Inc. Executive Director Shareen Childs reminds everyone to put their last minute bids in at the silent auction during the Denim and Diamonds Gala on Thursday evening. tion. Obama has spoken about the effect on the U.S. economy and competitiveness from lagging student test scores. Lawmakers and advocates will watch to see whether he keeps the issue in the spotlight in the months ahead. I dont think theres any substitute but for him to be out front, said Rep. George Miller of California, the top Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee. Some Republicans, wary of another giant bill like health care, would prefer a series of small measures to the broad rewrite of No Child Left Behind favored by the administration. Denim gala another hit Continued from page 1A Trouble continues to follow Obamas plans Continued from page 1A

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Ever since the April 20 Gulf of Mexico Macondo oil well blowout and Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, which killed 11 men, the three mega-corporations involved have stood in a triangle pointing fingers at each other.Now, the presidential commission investigating the disaster, which led to the largest oil spill in the nations history, says theyre right, in a way: All three are to blame as are government regulators. More ominously, the panel, co-chaired by Floridas former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham and former EPAadministrator William K. Reilly, warns that another such spill could happen today. The Obama administration must tighten oversight of offshore drilling to make sure it doesnt. Only one chapter of the commissions full report has been released, but its an important one because it deals with the blowouts causes. British Petroleum, major owner of the well, Halliburton, which was pumping cement into the well when it blew, and Transocean, the drilling contractor, all took shortcuts to save time and money when less risky options were possible, the commission says. Those shortcuts, plus a failure of the three companies and their subcontractors to communicate with each other better, caused the well eruption, rig explosion and subsequent spill of nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf. ... Since the BPspill, MMS has been overhauled and renamed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. Drilling permitting and oversight have been separated to eliminate coziness between the industry and its regulators. But the panels findings and those of other ongoing probes into the spill could mean more reforms and better rules for drilling are needed. Drilling in deep water always poses great challenges and risks, the commission warns. BP, Halliburton, Transocean and federal regulators were all well aware of those risks at the Macondo well site. Notwithstanding these inherent risks, the accident of April 20 was avoidable, it concludes. It was avoidable. Big Oil and federal regulators must treat the commissions report as a hard lesson in what not to do while drilling in deep waters. For drillers: Dont cut corners, dont skirt the rules, dont take unnecessary risks that could have grave consequences. For regulators: Make everyone follow all the rules theyre there for a reason, after all. The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico certainly proved that. An editorial from the Miami HeraldGun rights advocates contend that if more people were openly armed there would be fewer mass shootings of the sort that just occurred in Arizona. The sight of many people armed and ready to return fire would itself be a deterrent, so the theory goes. That theory may soon be tested in Florida. The NRAs top legislative priority this year is passage of an open carry law. Floridians licensed to carry arms would no longer have to conceal their weapons. Since few NRAdemands are rejected by our Legislature, Florida is likely to become the next open carry state. But will an open carry law make Floridians safer from the sort of senseless handgun violence that occurred in Tucson? Not if you consider th at Arizona itself has one of t he most permissive open car ry laws in America. Not even a permit is required for res idents in that state to go arme d. That presumed deterren ce didnt stop suspect Jared L ee Loughner ... Make us safer? To the co ntrary, when law enforceme nt arrives on the scene of a crime, the presence of nume rous armed individuals wou ld only present more potenti al suspects, with potential ly deadly consequences. Open carrying of load ed guns is problematic for publ ic safety and for law enforc ement, says Brian Malte, of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Handgun Violenc e. Perhaps just this once law makers might tell the NR A no. An editorial from the Gainesville Sun. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Other viewpoints First, the things we can a gree on. What happened in T ucson, Ariz., last weekend w as a horrible tragedy. And t he one responsible for it, a pparently a young man n amed Jared Loughner, s hould have the full weight o f the law fall upon his s mirking head. The incident should sadd en all of us. A C ongresswoman doing a m eet and greet at a local g rocery store is shot by s omeone who had apparently h ad his eye on her for years. T he creep, not satisfied with t hat, mowed down over a d ozen people before several m anaged to stop him. One of the many questions I have as I read this story is, h ow did a person like him g et a gun in the first place? D ont get me wrong, Im all f or legal gun ownership, but f rom what weve learned a bout him, it seems he s lipped through some legal c racks to obtain his weapon. If he is as mentally unstab le as news reports seem to i ndicate, there is no way a nyone should have allowed h im near a firearm. Arizona n eeds to take a look at that, j ust to be safe. Now I have to address all t he speculation as to why L oughner might have done t his awful deed. Why target R ep. Gabrielle Giffords in t he first place? Why then go o n to shoot all those other p eople, including a 9-yearo ld girl? Some didnt waste any t ime assigning blame. O bviously, it was the politic al right the Tea Party, R ush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, e tc. who supposedly w hipped this young man up i nto a frenzy which caused h im to snap and take out i nnocents. The right didnt take too k indly to such accusations a nd shot back. So, in the n ame of calling for more p olite political discourse b oth sides have engaged in a nything but. Welcome to p olitics as usual in the U nited States. It would have been nice if people such as the sheriff of Pena County had waited for some hard evidence before deciding the shooter was a right-wing nut. As it is, the things weve learned about the guy appear to indicate he wasnt very political at all certainly not someone who was influenced by talk radio. Its possible that we will never know what drove this shooter to do this horrible deed. He is the only one who really knows, and unless he cares to share it with the rest of us we are stuck with supposing and educated guesses. But let me finish this column with a chat about the political discourse in this country. Not because it caused the shooting, but because its been brought up this week by those who made false assumptions. No one can say that political discourse doesnt need improvement. Ive talked about it, where the opposite sides on the political spectrum see each other as enemies that need to be defeated. Bipartisanship? Its seen as caving in. Getting along? Aweakness. Is it possible that people may want the good of the country and not agree with you on how to do that? That despite the differences between us, there are some things we can do together for the betterment of those around us? Maybe Im too much of an optimist. Maybe Im asking too much of my fellow man. Maybe I live in a dream world, imagining politicians of different political stripes actually laying aside their differences and doing what is best instead of what is politically expedient. Maybe. But I can dream, cant I? Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Tucson shooting and political discourse Lauras Look Laura Ware Encouragement to violence is not appropriateEditor: The question is what constitutes colorful rhetoric and when does it become incendiary exhortation? Therulewas that one could not shout fire in a crowded theater. Now a tweet can become a shout and the instantaneous ability to disseminate that tweet to the world created a crowded theater. Just a bit of red meat to energize the base, perhaps intended as mere hyperbole, is rebroadcast enlarged and takes on a life of its own as mandate. Describing a political opponent as the enemy and utilizing such terms as cross hairs, bulls eyes, reload and target are clear allusions to gun violence, not mere colorful rhetoric and it is clearly foreseeable that some will perceive these communications as literal directives, to be pursued in furtherance of a political objective Urging resort to 2nd amendment remendies is a clear call to violence. The speed with which the righteous right issued disclaimers after the killing of an abortion doctor is the perfect blueprint for what will now occur. Our comments were merely expressions of opinion, free speech guaranteed under the 1st amendment. Helpfully furnished a megaphone by Fox News. We did not exhort anyone to commit murder, we merely suggested it would be an appropriate step. No nexus there ! No, not much! That some demented soul will pick up and take the next step, give action to the word is not merely possible, it is almost a certainty. Our history is replete with such cases. Disagreement, within the bounds of civility is always appropriate in a democracy encouragement to violence is not. Political icons should not emulate Machiavelli or Sun Tzu and then contend they are merely following the directives of our founding fathers. My Federalist Papers did not counsel nor condone random killing and assassination as appropriate mean s to express disagreement. Randy Ludac er Lake Plac id Store manager a pleasure to deal withEditor: This past week I had a problem wit h a product purchased at JCPenneys at Lakeshore Mall. I was pleasantly impressed with the store manager, Mr Horn. He was understanding and cour teous and solved my problem in a sho rt time. He might even have had a smile I certainly plan to do more shoppin g there, being year-round residents. Kathleen Shisl er Sebrin g Bouquet EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-maileditor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the NewsSun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up.

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Genevieve ClarkGenevieve L. Clark, 85, of L ake Placid went to be with h er Lord on Saturday morni ng, Dec. 18, 2010 at the Bal M oral Assisted Living surr ounded by her family. She w as born on Feb. 14, 1925 in B elmar, N.J., to parents P hillip and Alice (Dott) F ritzscha. She and her late h usband Thomas moved to L ake Placid 1981 from New J ersey. Mrs. Clark loved s pending time with her famil y and friends, enjoyed time o n the water and gardening. M rs. Clark was of the C atholic faith attending St. J ames Catholic Church. Mrs. Clark is preceded in d eath by her loving husband o f 63 years, Thomas; and is s urvived by her loving sons, T homas W. Tom Clark III a nd Robert Thomas Clark ( Kathy); five grandchildren a nd 12 great-grandchildren. Aservice to celebrate Mrs. C larks life was held Jan. 15, 2 011 at the Bal Moral A ssisted Living with Father R ichard Seifferly celebrating. W ords of comfort to the fami ly can be made by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.co m. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid, 465-4134.Hugh McPheeHugh Robert McPhee, aka Scott McPhee, passed away Dec. 29, 2010 at the age of 83. Born in New York City, he was educated in the Catholic school system Scott enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II serving as an aviation ordnance man and aerial gunner on a torpedo bomber, carrier based in the Pacific Theater. After discharge, Scott settled in South Florida when he helped his first wife Jean raise three children Hugh Robert (Bob), Bruce Scott and Barbara Jean. Working in the commercial construction field as a carpenter, he advanced rapidly to supervisory and project manager positions. After his association with large commercial construction projects in Florida and other states, he started his own companies, Highlander and Tartan construction with his main office in Hollywood, Fla., where he married his second and present wife Marvene in 1965. Maintaining residences in Hallandale, Fla., and the Bahamas, they pursued their love of boating, fishing and scuba diving. As a member of OPBRA (off shore power boat racing) Scott was very involved in races held in conjunction with Bacardi Enterprises. In 1982, always proud of his Scottish heritage, Scott became the founder and president of the MacFie Clan Society of NA. His passion for travel and his Scottish heritage led to participation at numerous annual Highland Games held annually throughout the U.S. His two favorite set of games was Stone Mountain,Ga., site of the Clans annual meeting and Grandfather Mountain, N.C. He and Marvene were so pleased to participate in the 25th annual meeting held in 2008. Scott also proudly represented Clan MacFie at International Gatherings held in Scotland as well as Australia and New Zealand. As a very active member of his community membership participation proudly included: Charter Life member of SAMS(Scottish American Military Society; member of Mahi Shrine Temple, Miami, FL; life member Hollywood Elks Lodge; member of Lake Placid Moose Lodge; Life member and past Post and District Commander of the VFW.(Hollywood,FL); member VFWLake Placid, FL; Director and Vice President of Hallandale Chamber of Commerce; Life member of N.R.A(National Rifle Ass.) Charter member US Military Vets Motorcycle Club and Moose Riders. Scott held a private pilots license and was an avid motorcycle rider, purchasing his first motorcycle in 1947 and continued to ride until the age of 82. Part of his legacy was his love of animals. He served on the board of directors for the Humane Society of Highlands County and was responsible for numerous constructions projects over many years to benefit the animals at this no kill shelter. Scott is survived by Marvene, his wife of 46 years; three children, seven grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Per his request there will be no memorial service. Edith WirickEdith Danielle DeeDee Kilborn Wirick, 44, of Loxahatchee, loving wife, devoted mother, fabulous sister and doting aunt died Wed., Jan. 12 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg after a brief illness. DeeDee was born in Avon Park and spent most of her life in Sebring and Lake Placid before moving to Palm Beach County in early 2001. As a child, she attended Fred Wild Elementary and Sebring Middle schools and graduated from New Prospect private school in Sebring in 1983. She was a former office cashier at Publix in Lake Placid before becoming a dental assistant at the Smile Emporium in Sebring. She later worked at Florida Hospital Heartland. She was of the Protestant faith. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Daniel A.; son, Christopher D.; and daughter, Kelsi D.; and step-son, Daniel. Survivors also include her sister, Rosemarie Dowell of Leesburg, and brothers, Steve Kilborn of Ohio and Charles Kilborn of Pennsylvania. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends and loved ones. DeeDee loved Danny wi th all her heart and was esp ecially proud of him and h is accomplishments. She w as also proud of Christophe r, who inherited her easy-goin g personality, charm and wi llingness to help others an d Kelsi for her beauty, bo th inside and out, as well as h er academic achievement s. DeeDees warm friend ly smile and generous, lovin g spirit will be dearly miss ed by all who truly knew her. Agraveside service to ce lebrate DeeDees life will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 6, 2011 at the Oak H ill Cemetery with Pastor Bre tt Morey celebrating. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting www.sco ttfuneralservices.com Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Hom e, Lake Placid, 465-4134.Death NoticeMaximino LebronMaximino Sanch ez Lebron, age 81, of Avon Pa rk passed away Thursday, Ja n. 13, 2011. Stephenson-Nelso n Funeral Home Avon ParkRuth JohnsonRuth Leak Johnson, 94, of Sebring, FL, died Jan. 1 4, 2011. Morris Funeral Chape l, Sebring. Tickets now on sale for Arcs Afternoon TeaSEBRING Florida H ospital Heartland Medical C enter invites the public to A rcs Afternoon Tea from 24 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at t he Sebring Lakeside Resort. A lso sponsoring the event is W ells Dodge, Chrysler and J eep. Finger sandwiches, p astries, assorted teas and c old drinks will be served. Guest speaker Sunny S erafino, the author of seve ral books based on family v alues and courageous w omen, will speak on the Importance of Family. S pecial recognition will be g iven to women who have b een a part of the Ridge A rea Arc family over the p ast years. There will be drawings for s everal raffle and door p rizes. Tickets are $30. All p roceeds benefit the individu als with developmental and o ther disabilities served by A rc. For more information c ontact Rhonda Beckman at r beckman@ridgeareaarc.org o r call 452-1295, ext 112. Elvis/ventriloquist show comes to Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Elvis i mpersonator Jimmy Smith w ill be at the Lake Placid E lks Lodge with world f amous comedian/ventriloq uist Alex House at 4 p.m. t oday. Smith has been singing s ongs since he was a small c hild and has studied Elvis m oves and mannerisms and p erfected them. Houston has e ntertained people for three d ecades. Tickets are $12 per pers on. Open seating and open t o the public. Tickets must b e purchased at the Lake P lacid Elks Lodge. Recreation Club plans events for weekSEBRING The Sebring R ecreation Club will host t he following events this w eek: Today 1 p.m., Al Leslie o n keyboard. Monday 1 p.m., Ladies S ocial Club; 1:15 p.m., shuff leboard scrambles. Tuesday 12:30 p.m., b ridge; 3 p.m., ping pong. Wednesday 1 p.m., p inochle; 1:15 p.m., shuffleb oard league; 5:15 p.m., line d ancing lessons; 6:30 p.m., l ine dancing. For details, call (262) 2243 819.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK Highlands County Moose Lodge 2494 will have a meeting at noon today. Tiki Hut music by Jackie and Joe at 3 p.m. Moose Rider meeting at 11 a.m. House Committee meets at 6 p.m. Monday followed by the officers meeting at 7 p.m. and general meeting at 7:30 p.m. WOTMs second monthly meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. WOTM and LOOM meeting at 7:30 p.m. The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host the NFLBig Ticket at 1 p.m. today. Karaoke by Cowbells will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. For details and menu selection, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will have karaoke with Bama Jam today. Loyal Order of the Moose meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, followed by the House Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m., Women of the Moose at 7 p.m. and the LOOM general meeting at 7:30 p.m. For details, call 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will host the Jimmy Smith and Alex Houston Show (doors open 3 p.m., show at 4 p.m.) today. Music by Frankie on Monday, with a BPOE board meeting set for 7:30 p.m. BPOE indoctrination is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For lodge event details, call 465-2661.TOPS welcomes visitors to an open houseSEBRING An open house will be held by TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Chapter 632, at 3 p.m. Monday at the Lake Josephone Baptist Church hall. There is no charge to attend this meeting. TOPS is a non-profit organization that helps and supports membersefforts to lose weight and keep it off sensibly. There are programs on the importance of nutritional balance, portion control, regular physical activity and stress management in achieving weght loss and better health are provided at chapter meetings. New members are welcomed to join the journey to better health and have the support of other members sharing similar journeys. The annual membership fee is $20 plus a nomimal chapter fee of $5 per month that is collected for local chapter expenses. Call Judy OBoyle at 2600831 for additional information.Sebring Village Show is MondaySEBRING Brian Roman and the Romanettes will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Sebring Village clubhouse. From Canada to Florida, Brian Roman brings his own unique and interactive styling to the music made popular by great artists like Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Elvis, Neil Diamond and others. With his fantastic baritone/tenor voice and captivating stage presence, Brian adds a warmth and excitement that leaves audiences joyfully entertained. Tickets are $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 3860045 or 273-0875.NARFE will meet TuesdaySEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet Tuesday at Homers Buffet in Sebring Square. Lunch is at 11 a.m., followed by the business meeting at noon. Guest speaker will be Ranger Dorothy Harris from Highlands Hammock State Park. All current and retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011Page 5A 2521US27N. Sebring(NexttoHomeDepot)(863)386-9859Sebrings OwnMeat LoafBaked 1/4 Chicken Pot Roast Country Fried ChickenServed with side and rollSpaghetti Chicken ParmesanServed with garlic breadONLY $7.99Includes Choice of Soda, Tea or CoffeeTHURSDAYLadies Night 6-10pmLadies Drink Free Well & Draft Karaoke 9pm FRIDAYPrime Rib Dinner10 oz. $15 14 oz. $17 Karaoke 8pmSATURDAYAll-U-Can-Eat WingsOnly $15SAT & SUN$1 Drafts EARLY BIRDS11am 5pm Daily Beryl M. Christie, 79, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Friday, January 7, 2011, in Sebring. She was born September 3, 1931, to Frank and Alvira Louise (Jackson) Isaacs in Hanover, Jamaica, and had been a resident of Sebring since 1993, coming from Miami, Fl. She was an Asst. Vice President/Bank Manager in the banking industry and was a past member of the Kendall Chamber of Commerce and the Miami Business Development Group. She enjoyed cooking and gardening; was a member of Spring Lake Baptist Church and in her later years was the church clerk, assistant treasurer and sang in the choir. She loved the Lord and her family with all her heart; also her friends and all people and would help anyone she could. She is survived by her daughter, Grace Jill Christie; grandchildren, Andrew Tudor, Christine Tudor and Philip Tudor, all of Sebring; sister, Norma Kay Nicholson, England; and brother, Noel Baboo Isaacs, New York. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bevan Spurgent Christie on March 21, 2010, and her son, Mark Christie in 1984. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2011 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Spring Lake Baptist Church, Sebring, with Pastor Richard Schermerhorn officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Miami, at 4:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Life Outreach International, P.O. Box 982000, Ft. Worth, TX 76182-8000. Arrangements have been entrusted to: STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.comBERYL M. CHRISTIE Elaine Gaskin, 84, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2011, in Sebring. She was born May 17, 1926, to Charles H. and Helen (Hill) Robel, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania and had been a resident of Sebring since 1968, coming from Key West, FL. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist faith and enjoyed working with crafts, needlework, painting and sculpting. She was a former member of the Sebring Art League and also enjoyed gardening and bike riding. Mrs. Gaskin is survived by her husband of 47 years, Richard Gaskin of Sebring and daughter, Melodye Elayne Gaskin, Ph.D., of Gainesville, Florida. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring, with interment at Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon Park, FL, immediately following. The family will receive friends at Stephenson-Nelson the hour preceding the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Southside Baptist Church, 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to: STEPHENSON-NELSON FUNERAL HOME Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.comELAINE GASKIN Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES McPhee Associated PressDAVIE ASouth Florida police officer who collapsed during his departments SWATteam tryouts earlier this week has died. Davie police say 27-yearold Rogerio Morales died Thursday at a Weston hospital. Officials believe Morales might have had a heart attack, but an autopsy has been ordered to determine an exact cause of death. Morales who was described as being very physically fit collapsed Monday while completing a physical agility test. He was given first-aid by a Davie paramedic at the scene before he was taken to the hospital. His death is being considered an in-the-line-of-duty death. Morales had been with the department for two years. He is survived by his wife, Alejandra. 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McGuire is said to have n amed his aircraft Pudgy a fter the endearing nickname h e gave his young wife, M arilynn (Mrs. Marilyn M cGuire Beatty). McGuire was killed in a ction near the end of World W ar II. He and another ace, M aj. Dick Bong, were comp eting to become the top ace o f the war, shooting down as m any enemy aircraft as possib le before the war ended. Hometown heroBorn in Ridgewood, N.J., M cGuire attended school in S ebring, graduating from S ebring High School in 1938. Tommy Mitchell, a grade y ounger in school, reminisced a bout playing football in the l ot across from the K enilworth Lodge with M cGuire. The McGuire resid ence was next to what has b ecome the Elks Lodge. The h ome is no longer there. M cGuires father was in the a utomotive sales business, a nd had very little input in the y oung Tommys life. There are tales of a teenage M cGuire and his need for s peed. He started driving an a utomobile before most t eenagers obtain a license n ow. He enjoyed driving on S tate Road 17, where he c ould become airborne over t he railroad tracks.McGuire the aviatorAfter graduation from S ebring, McGuire went on to a ttend Georgia School of T echnology for three years, e nlisting in the U.S. Air C orps in 1941. He received h is commission as a second lieutenant and given his pilot wings in February, 1942. He flew with the Alaskan Defense Command, gaining airtime and experience, before going to Australia in March 1943, where he was assigned to the 49th Fighter Group. He transferred to the 431st squadron of the 475th Fighter Group. During combat maneuvers over Wewak, McGuire shot down three aircraft. Three days later, he returned to the sky and shot down two more to become regarded as an ace. His experiences in the air and with destroying the enemy afford McGuire the opportunity to become a flight and fighter instructor for other pilots, teaching them new maneuvers, how hard to push the plane, and what to watch out for or avoid. During General Douglas MacArthurs return to the Philippines, McGuire led the Night Fighter Squadron of the 49th Group, and flew with Charles Lindbergh in the advance unit. Lindbergh was not supposed to fly on any combat missions during the war, though he did. On the morning of January 7, 1945, flying over Los Negros in the Philippines, Major McGuire was attempting to save a fellow pilot. He attempted a very tight turn at a low speed just over the jungle. Pudgy stalled, went into an uncontrollable snap-roll, fell off on a wing, was seen to plunge into the ground. Philippine villagers found his body and hid it from the Japanese patrolling the area, so the body could be returned to the United States for appropriate burial at Arlington National Cemetery.The hero lives on Sebring Elks has honored McGuire with a flagpole and small garden near the site of his boyhood home. The Highlands Air Force Association provided a marker for the flagpole at the Elks Lodge. The pole is located directly across from the Kenilworth. South Florida Community Colleges Learning Resources Center has a plaque dedicated to McGuire with his portrait and a painting of the P38 he flew. The Medal of Honor Park is home to a huge stone marker in front of the Highlands County Health Department, named after McGuire. Asmaller marker for McGuire can be found in the Tranquility Park with the Medal of Honor recipients, near the Veteran Services Office. Prominently displayed in the foyer of the Sebring High School is a photo of McGuire with an inscription lauding him for his heroics actions. Continued from page 1A McGuire lithograph donated Courtesy photo Tommy Mitchell, with Col. Whitton, shows the donated lithograph, rendition of the Medal of Honor, and a copy of the Medal of Honor citation. south. The Cavalier came to a final stop facing north almost parallel to the trucks cab. Daigle, who was wearing a seat belt, reported no injuries. Both young women, neither of them wearing seat belts, were transported to Lawnwood Regional where Deery died. According to the police report, alcohol was a factor in the accident. Deery had worked for the News-Sun as a sales assistant in the past and the news of her death came as a terrible shock for the many who had enjoyed working with her. But, a local fire department grieves even more deeply. Brooke Deery was the daughter of Mike and Becky Deery. Mike Deery has been a member of the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department for more than17 years, and has served as an assistant chief for the last five. The department issued a press release Friday expressing its heart felt condolences to the Deery family. Chief Scott Mann said, When I received the call it was like losing a daughter of my own. Brooke grew up before our eyes from a little girl running around the station to a beautiful young woman. Brooke will be missed. Being a father myself I cant imagine the loss, Assistant Chief Billy Kingston said. My heart has an empty spot for a family member we lost today. Mike Deerys fellow fire fighters want the public to know this tragedy occurs at a difficult time for the family. Deery, who works in the building industry, hasnt been able to find a job in almost a year, despite actively looking for work. Brookes mother, who works for a doctor, is having to support the family. The members (of t he department) wanted to d o something to help Mike an d Becky and their survivin g three daughters in this tim e of need, the press relea se said. As a result the departme nt is creating a fund to he lp cover the costs incurred b y the final arrangements. We are asking for mem bers of the community to support Mike and his fami ly as they have supported o ur community over the years . the release said. Donations may be sent to West Sebring Fire Statio n 10 at 3517 Hammock Roa d, Sebring 33872; in memo ry of Brooke Deery. For more information ca ll Mann at 381-1930, or Kingston at 214-7800, or firefighter John Muha at 381-2235. Amemorial service f or Brooke will be held at 1 0 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at Our Lady of Grace Cathol ic Church in Avon Park. Continued from page 1A Young girls death hard for families community, said Kris Schmidt, president of the Leadership Highlands Class of 2010. The Canned Food Drive concludes with the Highlands Hometown Hoe-Down from 4-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5 at the downtown Sebring Circle. The Hoe-Down is free to the public and includes entertainment for all ages including live music by Longshot, dancing, a cake walk, a pie-eating contest, a movie, face-painting and activities for kids. Leadership Highlands is pre-selling a limited number of barbecued pork an d swamp cabbage dinners for the even t. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at t he Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Sebrin g Chambers of Commerce. Canned foo d donations are welcomed at the event, so come out for some family fun and bring a can if you can. For more information about this event or the canned food drive, contact Schmidt at 784-7189 or Lorrie Key at 784-7033. Hoe-down planned for Feb. 5 Continued from page 2A The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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BUSINESS If someone gave you a $50 bill, you probably wouldnt just stick it in a drawer and forget it. But thats essentially what happ ens to billions of dollars w orth of gift cards each year people either lose or forget a bout them, or never use up t heir balances. Heres how gift cards w ork. There are two basic t ypes: Retail gift cards, used to b uy goods or services at a s ingle merchant or affiliated g roup of merchants. Network-branded gift c ards, issued by a bank and c arrying the logo of a paym ent card network (like V isa, MasterCard or A merican Express) and can b e used at any location a ccepting cards from that n etwork. Account information is s tored in the cards magnetic s trip. If youre not sure of t he remaining balance, ask t he merchant to scan the c ard, call the toll-free numb er on the card or verify it o n the card issuers Web site p rovided. Some store-brande d cards can be reloaded; a nd most can be replaced if l ost or stolen although you m ay have to provide proof of p urchase and pay a replacem ent fee. The 2009 Credit Card A ccountability, R esponsibility and D isclosure Act changed laws g overning gift cards sold on o r after August 22, 2010. It r equires that: Money loaded on gift cards must not expire for at least five years from date of purchase or after funds were last reloaded. If the card expires but the underlying funds have not, you can request a free replacement card. Inactivity, account maintenance and service fees may not be charged until after 12 months of inactivity; after that, only one such fee may be deducted from the balance each month. (Fees for activation or lost/stolen card replacement are exempt.) Fees must be clearly disclosed on the card or its packaging. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your gift cards: Use them quickly; the longer you wait, the more likely you are to forget or misplace them. Treat them like cash; and write down the account and toll-free numbers to report lost or stolen cards. Ask if the retailer will honor the card for online purchases, if thats your preferred shopping method. Be sure to use up the entire account balance, or ask if a cash refund is available. You may be able to use multiple cards for a single purchase say you have several low-balance Starbucks cards. If you dont care for a particular retailer, consider trading gift cards with friends. Or check out some of the Web sites that have sprung up where you can buy, sell or swap certain kinds of gift cards, such as CardHub (www.cardhub. com), Plastic Jungle (www.plasticjungle.com), and Swapagift.com (www.swapagift.com). Just make sure you understand any transaction or registration fees or commissions that may be charged. Afew additional safeguards: If you have a retail gift card and the company goes out of business, you may forfeit the balance. Be cautious when trading cards with strangers. For example, if using a thirdparty exchange site, ask about their verification policies and check with the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org) for complaints. Avoid unsolicited offers for free cards that sound too good to be true. By following spam links you could jeopardize your personal information. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. On Twitter: www.twitter.com/ PracticalMoney. Get the most out of your gift cards Special to the News-SunWAUCHULASince the founding of our nation, military personnel, through their selfless acts and even their lives, have established and maintained the freedoms that Americans enjoy. In recognition of these brave men and women, Peace River Electric Cooperative (PRECO), headquartered in Wauchula, is hosting a special Military Salute at its 71st Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled for March 12. The annual membership meeting is a once-a-year event for PRECOs member-consumers. Held on the cooperatives property, members are invited to enjoy the family friendly games, educational booths and food, and participate in the business meeting. The meetings Military Salute theme will host a Wall of Honor, which features veterans, past and present. PRECO is currently soliciting members for photos and service information for display. PRECO members and their extended family, living or deceased, are eligible to be included on our Wall of Honor, shares PRECO meter reader supervisor Mike Rouse. We simply request the veterans phot o, name, branch of servic e, and dates served inform ation, which will be proud ly displayed at the Annu al Meeting. To participate, PREC O members are asked to email photo and servi ce information to the cooper atives office at Mike.Rouse@preco.coo p o r Kendell.Coker@preco.co o p. Alternatively, t he requested information m ay be mailed to: Peace Riv er Electric Cooperative, Wa ll of Honor Project, P.O. Bo x 1310, Wauchula, FL3387 3. Photos will not be returne d. For more informatio n, contact Peace Riv er Electric Cooperative, to llfree at 800-282-3824. Peace River Electr ic Cooperative (PRECO), a Touchstone Energy(r) di stribution electric cooper ative headquartered in Wauchula, provides electr ic service and energy sol utions to nearly 35,00 0 member/consumers in 1 0 Florida counties in centr al Florida, includin g Highlands. Through almo st 4,000 miles of power line s, the electric cooperative h as been in business since 194 0 as a member-owned, no tfor-profit organization. PRECO to host Salute to Military at annual meeting Personal Finance Jason Alderman Metro Services Use gift cards quickly after you receive them to lessen the likelihood of misplacing them. Follow the News-Sun while your follow your friends on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun 50%OFF GRAND OPENING Now thru Jan. 31st50% OFF ENROLLMENT FEES!YOUVE EXPERIENCED PART OF THE SOLUTION...NOW DISCOVER THE LOSE YOUR WEIGHT FOR THE LAST TIME.863-471-250013 Ryant Blvd. SebringCorner of 27 & Ryant Blvd. CALLTODAY! GRAND OPENING 50% OFF Tired of exercise programs that dont get you to your goal? Tired of diets that dont work Tired of losing weight but not keeping it off? Dr. Keatley Waldron Medical Director Sherri Pickard Office Manager With Total Solutions youll lose 4-24 inches in 7 visits and lose 207lbs. average per week*GUARANTEED WEIGHT LOSS GUARANTEED!

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Special to the News-SunBeing vigilant against f raud is not only important f or a companys bottom line; i t also strengthens customer t rust in the business. B ecoming a victim of fraud c an have a negative financial a nd reputational impact on a b usiness, and Better Business B ureau recommends owners t rain their staff to look out for s even common schemes that p rey on small companies. Every year BBB receives t housands of complaints from s mall business owners who f ell for an invoicing scheme o r were misled into paying f or products and services t hey did not want. Scammers a re not always trying to steal m oney from a business; s ometimes they are after a c ompanys financial or cust omer data and will use many k inds of high and low-tech m ethods for getting it. Small business fraud can c ome from internal threats, s uch as employee fraud, or f rom external full-time s ources, said Karen Nalven, p resident of BBB Serving W est Florida. Small busin ess owners are a popular m ark for any number of diff erent schemes, often b ecause they lack the time a nd resources to fight fraud. BBB is warning business o wners to look out for the f ollowing seven schemes that c ommonly target small comp anies:Directory schemesAperennial problem that has plagued businesses for decades involves deceptive sales for directories. Commonly, a call is placed to a business claiming it is necessary to update their entry in an online directory, or they might lie about being with the Yellow Pages. The business is later billed hundreds of dollars for listing services they didnt agree to or for ads that they thought would be in the Yellow Pages. Office supply schemesThese schemes prey on small business owners hoping that they wont notice a bill for office supplies like toner or paper which the company never ordered. Every year BBB receives thousands of complaints from small business owners who were deceived by office supply companies and billed for products they didnt want. Overpayment schemesBe extremely cautious if a customer overpays using a check or credit card and then asks you to wire the extra money back to them or to a third party. Overpayment schemes target any number of different companies including catering businesses, manufacturers, wholesalers and even sellers on sites like eBay, Craigslist and Etsy.Data breachesNo matter how vigilant your company is a data breach can still happen. Whether its the result of hackers, negligence or a disgruntled employee, a data breach can have a severe impact on the level of trust customers have in your business. You can learn how to defend your company from a data breach for free with BBBs Data Security Made Simpler at www.bbb.org/ data-security Vanity awardsWhile its flattering to be recognized for your hard work, some awards are just money-making schemes and have no actual merit. If you are approached about receiving a business or leadership award, research the opportunity carefully and be wary if youre asked to pay money. Stolen identitySome unethical entities pretend to be a legitimate company for the purposes of ripping off consumers. When it comes to stolen identity, the company doesnt necessarily lose money, but its reputation is potentially tarnished as angry customers who were ripped off think the real company is responsible. Phishing e-mailsSome phishing e-mails specifically target small business owners with the goal of hacking into their computer or network. Common examples include e-mails pretending to be from the IRS claiming the company is being audited or phony e-mails from BBB saying the company has received a complaint. If you receive a suspicious e-mail from a government agency or BBB, dont click on any links or open any attachments. Contact the agency or BBB directly to confirm the legitimacy of the e-mail. For more advice on how to manage your business effectively, visit www.bbb.org/us/BusinessResources/. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011Page 9A The Board of Directors of Good Shepherd Hospice, Inc. Invites you and your guest to attend the Grand Opening of the Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House and Resource Center 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870 Valet Parking Thursday, January 27, 2011 Dedication and Program ~ 10 a.m. Refreshments & Tours begin immediately after the program Please RSVP to 863-314-8121 or 813-871-8441 by Friday, January 21, 2011Directions:Turn onto Hammock Road in Sebring off Highway 27.Travel 0.2 miles. The property is on your right. BUSINESS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Models visite d Belk, Dress Barn, Ideal G olf, Maxcys Mens Wear, S teve & Co. and Sues Cubby H ole Boutique this week to s elect fashions to be worn a tthe Tanglewood Actors G uilds USATour for the C ure Tour to be heldat 7 p .m. Saturday, Jan. 29. All proceeds will go to the T anglewood Residents C ancer Benefit. The evening i s sponsored by Newsom Eye a nd Edward Jones-Alan J. H olmes. The evening will feature r esident models, musicians a nd dancers.As well as fashi ons, there will be musical n umbers from across the U SAperformed by a live b and and some very talented singers. The action on stage will be rounded out with dazzling dance numbers. Hors douevres anddesserts will be served. Guests are invited to provide their own drinks. Get a group of eight together and book a table. Both men and women are sure to enjoy this evening of excellent entertainment in support of The American Cancer Society. Tickets for TAGs USA Tour for the Cure Tour are $15 and may be purchased at the Tanglewood Clubhouse (one-half mile north of WalMart) on Mondays from 9:30-10 a.m., or Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. For ticket information, call 382-9507. Businesses get fashions out to help cancer benefit Courtesy photo Sues Cubby Hole Boutique will have fashions on display at Tanglewoods USA Tour for the Cure Tour, a cancer benefit fashion show. Some of those models visiting area fashion providers were (from left) Rosie Barnes, Sandy Trull, and Marilyn Werry. Courtesy photo Chris Black (back from, from left), Bonnie Schmidt and Barb Snyder joined Steve Black (front row, left) and Horst Wolff at Ideal Golf to make selections for Tanglewoods fashion show. Courtesy photo A t Maxcys Mens Wear looking at fashionable selections for T anglewoods fashion show were (standing, from left) Judy Chastain, Alan Holmes, Marilyn Werry, Tom Mapp and Gerry Omand. Seated is Theresa Reynolds. Seven unethical schemes that target small businesses Special to the News-SunSEBRING Ever thought about starting or relocating your own business? Have a Downtown Sebring business youd like to improve? Then plan to attend the Destination Centennial: Downtown Sebring Business Opportunity Seminar from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the Kenilworth Lodge. The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is partnering with the Small Business Development Center and the Highlands County Economic Development Commission to host a free seminar for anyone who either (1) currently owns a business in Downtown Sebring, or (2) is considering opening or re-locating a business in Downtown Sebring. Attendees will gain val uable business knowledg e, including: (1) Business an d Entrepreneur Start Up 10 1; (2) Downtown Busine ss Opportunities an d Assistance How an d Why?; and (3) Eight Ste ps to Business Sustainability Food Service, Retail an d Professional Services. With the 2012 Sebrin g Centennial quick ly approaching, plans a re already being made f or Downtown Sebring to explode with activity. A s the 100-year celebratio n draws closer, now is t he perfect time for small bus inesses to invest in Downtown Sebring. For more informatio n about this seminar and to reserve a seat, conta ct Casey Wohl at CaseyWohl@Yahoo.com or 224-6326 by phone. Downtown Sebring to host business opportunity seminar Special to the News-SunSEBRING Starting Your Business is a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at University of South Florida. It will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at South Florida Community College Corporate and Continuing Education Room T05 from 2-4:30 p.m. It is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have sta rted a business and want to make sure they did it co rrectly. Licenses, marketin g, entity selection, and bus iness planning are amon g the items discussed. The seminar will be pr esented by David Noe l, Certified Business Analy st with the SBDC. Seating is limited, so call Noel at 78 47378 to reserve a seat in t he seminar or for further info rmation. Free seminar set for small businesses NEWS-SUN 385-6155 By BILLKACZOR Associated PressTALLAHASSEE An administrative law j udge has approved a proposed three-year, $ 51 million contract with a new company to m anage Floridas Medicaid program even t hough the current vendor bid $12.2 million l ess. Judge John D.C. Newton II issued a recomm ended order Wednesday saying the Agency f or Health Care Administration did not viol ate state laws or regulations by proposing to a ward the new contract to eQHealthSolutions I nc. of Baton Rouge, La. The case now goes back to the agency for a f inal decision. The contract, which would begin July 1, i ncludes making prior authorization decisions f or such Medicaid services as hospital admissions and home health visits much as an insurance company does in the private sector to prevent improper or fraudulent payments. It would continue a fraud verification program for home health services that began earlier this year through a contract amendment. Inspectors check on patients to make sure they are getting services being paid for and those services are appropriate. The agency determined eQHealthSolutions showed a better understanding of whats needed to successfully administer the statefederal health care program for low-income and disabled people and that Keystone Peer Review Organization Inc. had understated its expenses. Newton also found Keystone falsely claimed ownership of a data system it planned to use. Administrative judge OKs Fla. Medicaid contract

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Page 10ANews-Sun Sunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.co m Sebrings most motivated seller is willing to sell this model-like home with an incredible price of just $289,000. This home offers that special wow factor that you will love! The 2,561 square foot home sits on 1.61 acres providing great privacy and will sell quickly! This may very well be the best deal in all of Highlands County. This executive lakefront pool home seamlessly merges waterfront and pool views with a spectacular wide open floor plan made for entertaining or enjoying nature and waterfront living. The minute you walk through the arched entry and double french doors, you are looking right out to the lanai, the heated pool with water fountain, and out to the crystal clear blue 10 acre private bass filled lake. Western exposure offers brilliant sunsets from almost every room. So many special features make this home unique. Shows like a model. Newly painted exterior, newly painted interior with exciting Tuscan colors, newly enlarged garage, newly installed appliances in fabulous kitchen. Surround sound, remote controlled fans, two water heaters, six zone lake fed irrigation, quiet cul-de-sac with views of Lake Istokpoga across the street. This 3/2 built in 2000 has everything you could ask for and more!US 27 to E on 98. Turn R on Lakeview, follow to end. Turn L on Sherman. At stop sign turn R on Ryan, follow to stop sign. Turn R and quick R onto Cypress Ct. House on L. Sunday, January 16 1pm-3pm716 Cypress Court, SpringlakePURCHASE THIS AMAZING $289,000 LAKE FRONT HOME IN LAKESIDE ESTATES! TAKE THE VISUAL TOUR AT CJHAMEL.COMOPENHOUSE OPENHOUSE OPENHOUSE CJ HAMEL 863-664-0125WWW.CJHAMEL.COM Realty Plus CLASSIFIEDSIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 101300GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. HELEN PODDOUBNYI, et. al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PODDOUBNYI FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Last known address(es): C/O HELEN PODDOUBNYI, 2114 ELVADO RD., VISTA, CA, 92084 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage of the following described property: LOT 7, BLOCK 63, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 51, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A mobile home with the VIN number N/A sits of the property. a/k/a 4010 MENDOZA AVE., SEBRING, FL 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if an, to it, on Diana Chung, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 either on or before February 18, 2011. and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 10th day of January, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk January 16, 23, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000039 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR B Y MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK Plaintiff, vs. ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, LEGATEES, DEVISEES, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, CREDITORS AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST ELIZABETH J. HOFFRICHTER AKA ELIZABETH HOFFRICHTER, DECEASED, ET AL Defendants, RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated November 8, 2010 entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000039 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVI A BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK is Plaintiff and ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, LEGATEES, DEVISEES, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, CREDITORS AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST ELIZABETH J. HOFFRICHTER AKA ELIZABETH HOFFRICHTER, DECEASED; ____, AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIZABETH J. HOFFRICHTER AKA ELIZABETH HOFFRICHTER, IF ANY; MICHAEL J. HOFFRICHTER; ____, AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL J. HOFFRICHTER N/K/A ANGEL HOFFRICHTER; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s) are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the 10th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 99, FAIRMOUNT MOBILE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 1979 ALLARD MOBILE HOME VIN # 4785ATITLE# 16664826 VIN# 4785BTITLE# 16664825 Street Address: 3607 NEW YORK AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the dateo f the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 6th day of December, 2010. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLER K By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Cler k January 9, 16, 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 CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-001270 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN O. TOROSIAN, DECEASED, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, GRANTEES, DEVISEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, AND CREDITORS OF JOHN O. TOROSIAN, DECEASED, AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PARTIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, AND WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UNKNOWN, CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST, JOHN O. TOROSIAN, DECEASED, OR ANY OF THE HEREIN NAMED OR DESCRIBED DEFENDANTS OR PARTIES CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 308 VILLAWAY, SEBRING, FL 33876 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: CLUSTER 3, UNIT B, OF COUNTRY CLUB VILLAS I OF SPRING LAKE, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 74, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before February 25, 2011 or within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 11th day of January, 2011. ROBERT GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk January 16, 23, 2011 DEPUTY CLERK January 16, 23, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC08-494 WACOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB Plaintiff, vs. RODNEY ROSADO; LUCRECIA ROSADO; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Publish in THE NEWS-SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order resetting Foreclosure Sale dated January 11, 2011, and entered in Case No. GC08-494 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit, in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, where in WACOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB f/k/a WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, and RODNEY ROSADO, LUCRECIA ROSADO, Defendant, I will to the highest bidder for cash on the 8th day of February, 2011, at 11:00am, at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment lying and being situate in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, to wit: Generally described as being part of Lot 16, in Block 1, of LAKE JOSEPHINE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 92, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence as a Point of Beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot 16; thence North 39 degrees 25'40'' East along the North boundary of Lot 16, a distance of 161.84 feet to a point; thence South 00 degrees 22' West parallel to and 35 feet West of the East boundary of Lot 16, a distance of 37.5 feet to a point; thence South 89 degrees 25'40'' West, a distance of 50.36 feet to a point; thence South 65degrees 151'52'' West, a distance of 93.79 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot 16; thence North 18 degrees 56'30'' West along the Easterly boundary of Lake Josephine Drive, a distance of 79.02 feet to the Point of Beginning. NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE, NOT LATER THAT SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE CHARGE OF UP TO $70 FOR SERVICES IN MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE.NOTICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN. DATED this 12th day of January, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. January 16, 23, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 09001074GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST2007-5 MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM PAEDAE A/K/A WILLIAM H. PAEDAE; et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 6, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09001074GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST2007-5 MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM PAEDAE A/K/A WILLIAM H. PAEDAE; DELIA M. PAEDAE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; are the defendants. ROBERT W. GERMAINE The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, ROOM 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 AM, on February 8, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SEE EXHIBIT A EXHIBIT ``A'' Lot 5, Block ``O'' SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 67, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, LESS AND EXCEPT the following portion thereof; BEGIN at the Northwesterly corner of said Lot 5, being the common corner with Lot 6; thence run North 68 degrees 06 minutes 20 seconds East parallel with the Southeasterly line of said Lot 5 and 95 feet Northwesterly of as measured at right angles thereto, for a distance of 331.95 feet to a point on the shoreline of Lake Jackson; thence meander Northerly along the shoreline of said Lake Jackson for a distance of 57 feet more or less to a point, said point being in the Northwesterly line of said Lot 5; thence run Westerly along the Northwesterly line of said Lot 5 to the POINT OF BEGINNING of said excepted parcel. Property Address 4211 Lakeview Dr., Sebring, Florida 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of January, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT 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 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-12 IN RE: ESTATE OF HELEN L. FELTHAM, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HELEN L. FELTHAM, deceased, whose date of death was December 14, 2010, and whose social security number is 189-09-2237, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce A venue, 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 required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 16, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Jason Michael Feltham 2370 Craig Rd. Piffard, NY 14533 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 January 16, 23, 2011 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results

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Advertise Your Business Here!Call 385-6155 Rockys Tree Service LLC863-382-239724 Hour Emergency ServiceServing All Central Florida Area Fully Insured Tree Removal Tree Trimming Free Estimates Tree Topping Stump GrindingSebring,FL 33870HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for:ITB 11-021 PEST CONTROL SERVICES FOR COUNTY BUILDINGS NIGP COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE:910-59 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, CPPB, Assistant Director/Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.orgBid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bids. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL. 33875-5803 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the Fictitious name of KAYLA GRIFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY, located at 212 S. Ridgewood Dr., in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33870, intents to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 13th day of January, 2011. Kayla Griffin January 16, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-1207 GCS LOTSOURCE, INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CLYDE M. WILSON, as Trustee under Land Trust Number 0312397, his unknown assigns, successors in interest, or any other party claiming, by, through, under or against him, Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY TO: CLYDE M. WILSON, as Trustee under Land Trust Number 0312397, his unknown assigns, successors in interest, or any other party claiming, by, through, under or against him YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 22,Block 37, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, Section 2, According to the Plat thereof as recorded in the Plat Book 7, Page 34, 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 Thomas J. Wohl, Swaine & Harris, P.A., 425 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before day of February 4, 2011; otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 28th day of December, 2010. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Suit; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. January 9, 16, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 10-573 ARTHURINE C. KUEHNER, as Trustee of The Arthurine C. Kuehner Revocable Family Trust U/A dated 9/17/93 vs BRYAN TODD and BRANDI HICKS, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 9, Block 34, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION TWO, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 34, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 8th day of February, A.D., 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk *In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6500 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-9771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service. January 16, 23, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09 1008 GCS LANSDOWNE MORTGAGE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. JENNY LABANINO, individually, JORGE LABANINO, individually, BOWEN & SON ROOFING, INC., et. al, Defendant, NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause now pending in said Court, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce A ve., Sebring, FL 33870 at 11:00 A.M. on February 9, 2011 the following property: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) AND A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WITHIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 20'56'' E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4), A DISTANCE OF 288.87 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 06'44'' E, DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 00 DEGREES 44'06'' E, A LONG A LINE 288.84 FEET EAST OF AND PARA LLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (E 1/2) OF SAID SECTION 21, A DISTANCE OF 2644.01 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 46'19'' E, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 298.18 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 15'19'' E, A DISTANCE OF 2211.56 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 27'05'' W, A DISTANCE OF 83.17 FEET; THENCE S 63 DEGREES 18'21'' W A DISTANCE OF 148.03 FEET; THENCE S 01 DEGREES 36'55'' E A DISTANCE OF 366.88 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OLD VENUS ROAD; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 20'56'' W, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 108.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 16.60 A CRES (723,030 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS. Property Address: 53 Keel Road, Venus,Florida 33960. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER ASOF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated on January 12, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk January 16, 23, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-1800-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. TRAVIS E. BACON; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, TRAVIS E. BACON, dated the 11th day of January, 2011, in Case No. 09-1800-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and KENNETH TRAVIS E. BACON is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 8th day of February, 2011 the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendant, TRAVIS E. BACON, and described as follows: Lot 14 and Lot 15, Block 247, PLACID LAKES SECTION 20, LESS AND EXCEPT The East 51.08 feet of Lot 15, Block 247, Placid Lakes, Section 20, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 31, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 740 Aleutian Street, N.E., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Real Property Tax ID#: C-14-37-29-200-2470-0150. DATED on January 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. January 16, 23, 2011 WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop!

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Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.co m Bus Operators/Attendants WANTED The School Board of Highlands County Starting rate of pay: Driver: $11.71/hr Attendant: $9.17/hr Please apply online at www .highlands.k12.fl.us Cleared Background Check & Drug Test Required. For additional pre-employment information call Human Resources (863) 471-5791 The School Board of Highlands County is an Equal Opportunity Employment and Veterans Preference Employer Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeSusan Benton Sheriff 434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870Integrity Quality Service ProfessionalismCOOK Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218 Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E./A.D.E.A./Veterans Preference BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTEDPrepares and helps plan meals, operates standard cooking equipment, supervises inmates assigned to kitchen area.Must have experience in the ar ea of food services. Salary $10.20 hourly, $21,216.00 annually High School Diploma/G.E.D. Food Service Certification is Required or Must Be Obtained Within 6 Months of Hire Shift Work 9 Paid Holidays per year Paid Health/Dental/Life Insurance Paid Vacation and Sick Leave Paid State of Florida RetirementJOIN OUR TEAM OF DEDICA TED PROFESSIONALS Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeSusan Benton Sheriff 434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870Integrity Quality Service ProfessionalismREGISTERED NURSE or LICENSED PRACTIC AL NURSE Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218 Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E./A.D.E.A./Veterans Preference BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTEDThis position requires shift work and is responsible for providing medical care for inmates in the detention facility. NIGHT SHIFT RN $20.64 hourly, State of Florida RN Certification Required LPN $16.25 hourly, State of Florida LPN Certification Required CPR Certification Required for RN & LPN High School Diploma/G.E.D. Paid Holidays per year Paid Health/Dental/Life Insurance Paid Vacation and Sick Leave Paid State of Florida RetirementJOIN OUR TEAM OF DEDICA TED PROFESSIONALS The City of Sebring is accepting applications for vacancies on the following voluntary board:CITY TREE BOARD There is not a residency requirement to serve on this board but expertise and involvement in the following would be preferred: Sebring Chamber of Commerce, Florida Nursery and Growers Association, Division of Forestry, Highlands County Extension Office and Sebring High School Ag Department or member from any other department or agency that will give expertise to the committee. The application for submission is located on the Citys web site at: www.mysebring.com. Click on City Board member applications. Please submit your completed application to City Hall, attn: Kathy Haley, City Clerk, at 368 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring or send by e-mail to: kathyhaley@mysebring.com City Hall is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Vacancy notice will remain open until filled. 6'X12' 2008V-NOSE TRAILER w/tandem, EZ-lube axles, brakes on all 4 wheels, spare tire, side entry door, rear fold down door. $2,600. 863-991-5806 9220Utility Trailers 9000 TransportationMOTOR HOME,26' WINNEBAGO ASPECT. 35,000 miles, excellent condition. New A/C, 2 awnings, new battery, $41,500 OBO, 863-257-0597. 8450Motor Homes TRAVEL TRAILERStarcraft 30 ft, 2000, 4 X 16 slide out. Also, '96 Chevy Truck, heavy duty w/ tow pkg. Can be seen Highland Wheels Estate. Both for $12,000. Call 765-603-7764 TRAVEL TRAILER23.5' Sunline 1991 Solaris. Clean and ready to roll! New tires & awning in 2010. Adjust. load level hitch w/dual sway bars. Asking $3200. Call 863-471-3769. 2010 32'HY-LINE Travel Trailer. 2 slide outs, Washer & Dryer, many more options. MUST SELL! $17,900 obo. Will deliver. 630-631-8722 (cell). RV COVERfor travel trailer by ADCO, fits 28' 7" to 31' 6", Used 9 mos. $75 863-453-7027 8400RecreationalVehicles PONTOON 22ft., 60 H.p. Evinrude, Great condition, runs well, full Bimini on Lake June. $4500. 863-465-5343 20' PONTOONBOAT 2004 WEERES. New carpet, seats & bimini top. Includes fish finder and large live well. 50hp Mercury w/power tilt. Boat & motor less than 50 hrs operation. Galvanized trailer. $6,500. Please call 863-465-2364 or 863-699-0307 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. KITTY -FREE TO GOOD HOME. 2 Yrs Old, READY FOR her forever home. Litter trained & very clean. Great for older adult. 863-446-0395. 7520Pets & SuppliesHELP! WIFENEEDS A VERY GOOD DEPENDABLE CAR NOW!Please help me find her one! 863-465-0978 7340Wanted to Buy SEBRING -ESTATE SALE Sat & Sun, Jan. 22 & 23, 2011 Sat. 8 am and Sun. 1 pm 232 Thrush Ave SIGNS BEGIN ON HAMMOCK RD & 27 ENTIRE HOUSE & PATIO Bdrms, Living Rm, Family Rm, Dining, Pots, Pans, Etc. COIN COLLECTION SALE BY THE FURNITURE DOCTORS SEBRING ESTATE SALE Sudan Mission Rd., take US 27 to Sparta Rd. to Sudan Mission, plenty of parking, rain or shine! Fri & Sat Jan 14 & 15 8 am-4 pm, & Sun Jan 16 9 am-? Washer/dryer, Oxblood leather sofa, antique butterfly chair, lg. DR set, corner shelves, Snap On tools, Red Wing Crocks, Primitive, ladder bac k Rush chairs, Boudoir bench, Coca Cola wagon, reclining sofa, braided & modern rugs, drop leaf & gate leg tables, Oak Rush rocker, old quilts, jewelry chest, Tiffany candle holders, linens, kitchen, Civil War books, Dbl, beds, bureaus, chests, Hermle movement clock, ranch art, commemorative Colt Navy collectible revolver, quilt fabric & Many more items! NO EARLY BIRD SALES. Donna Collins Estate Sates. SEE YOU THERE! AVON PARK2625 London Rd, L of f 27 to Cty Line Rd, go 1.1 mi, L on Buckingham, 2nd St on L, Sat-Sun, Jan 22-23, 8am-? Household, clothes, furn, dishware, books, videos & MORE! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WHEELS 15",aluminum, with center caps. NICE. $50 for pair. 863-453-7027 VACUUM -Kenmore bagless, almost like new $25 863-402-2285 ROOFING GUNPorter cable, coil type. $95 OBO. 863-8733801 ROCKER CHAIRnice oak, lovely condition $40 863-402-2285 MATTRESS TWIN( 1ONLY). GOOD CONDITION. $30. 863-873-3801 FLORIDA SEAShell Beam bottle 1968. $40 863-452-1618 CAPODIMONTE -basket of fruit. My best one, $12.50 863-214-6697 CANOE 14foot $100. 863-304-1419 BABY COCKATIELBeautiful! $75 863-385-2503 ANTENNA TOWER& base, 3-10' sections & 1-9' top. $100 863-273-0811 ALADIN LAMPconverted to electric. could be restored, beautiful as is $12 863-214-6697 7310Bargain BuysOAK FIREWOODVarious thickness, cut in 1 foot lengths. Sellers give me price on all, (over a cord) 863-655-0521 7300Miscellaneous NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS! HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING -Fully Remodeled Commercial Building in Historic Downtown. 1850 sq ft, office, 2BA, large indoor storage & fully fenced back storage facility. High volume traffic area, Great for Business! 863-385-3474 or 863-381-2717 6750Commercial RentalDOWNTOWN SEBRING Professional Office as low as $229/mo. A/C & Utilities included. Conf. room, elevator, single & double suites. Low cost DSL avail. 863-385-1705 www.HainzCenter.com 6600Business & OfficesFor RentSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent WANTED -Qualified Renter/Buyer (% back). Lg clean beautiful home at 4037 Lakewood Rd. 1/2 mile S. of YMCA, (VIDEOLS.COM). (2nd lot & 2nd. garage? ) ask me. 863-214-6697. SEBRING -Sun 'n Lake, Clean, 2BR, 2BA split floor plan house, large screen porch and big back yard. No smoke or pets, quiet area, $625/mo. View by appt. Avail. Jan 15th. 317-413-4859 SEBRING -LAKE JACKSON 2BR. 2BA., near boat ramp & Mall. Screened porch, W/D hookup, refrigerator & stove Pets OK! $750 monthly. 863-385-7237 SEBRING -Harder Hall area, 2BR, 2BA, 1CG, screened porch, W/D hookups. $750/mo. plus last month & security deposit. View by appointment. Call 863-381-6747, leave message. LAKE PLACIDLeisure Lakes 2BR/ 2BA/ 2/CG, fenced back yard, central air & heat $ 600 mo. Plus 1st. & last Security. 863-465-3959 LAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, Remodeled 2BR, 2BA home located on canal leading to Lake June. Kitchen appliances included, new flooring throughout. No Smoke No Pets. $750/mo. Details call 863-243-3149 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, Newly Remodeled! W/D, large yard. Convenient location, close to Interlake Blvd. $550/mo. Call 863-699-0476 or 863-243-3627. LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, new floors/paint, fenced yard, close to boat ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no smoke, $550/mo. 863-699-1119 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 .LEMONTREE APARTMENTSAvon Park, FL 33825 1BR, 1BA $495/Month+ $200 Security Deposit2BR, 1BA $645/Month+ $500 Security Deposit Pets Welcome* Washer/Dryer Microwave & WSG Included Call Alan, (386) 503-8953 LAKE PLACID2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, large fenced yard, screened patio, water included. Excellent Condition. $525 monthly plus 1 mo. deposit. 954-695-8348 KEY LAKEVILLASLAKEFRONT LIVING IN SEBRING 2 Bedroom townhouse unit. Clean & quiet, Screen porch, Outside patio, Central air, Washer/Dryer hookup, $585/mo., first & security. No Pets. 863-465-2740 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile, New paint, New appliances, Screened patios & W/D hook ups. Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING LOVELY,furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets. Utilities & cable included $425/mo 863-655-1068 AVON MOBILEHOME PARK 1BR. FURNISHED. 55 PLUS. SORRY NO PETS. 863-453-3415 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING -Cute 2BR, 1BA, fenced yard, most pets OK. $550 + $300 security deposit. 4909 Manatee Dr. 863-446-7274 LAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, Unfurnished 2BR, 2BA. 863-699-0897 or 863-840-2013 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING -2BR, 2BA, CHA, W/D Hookup, Carport, Shed, City Water, Close to Shopping, No Pets. 863-840-0494 or 863-465-1451. (Others Available) LAKE PLACIDSun 'n Lakes Estates, Doublewide, 3BR, 2BA Mobile Home. The best in Country Living! $580/month. Call Michelle @ 863-381-5661. 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent SELECTION OF1 & 2 Bedroom Units For Sale in friendly/active 55+ Park, located near shopping, banks, & hospital. Reasonable lot rent incl. S/W/G & Lawn mowing. Call for more info. or to view units. No pets please. 863-385-7034 PALM HARBORHomes Factory Liquidation Sale 2009 Model Homes MUST GO! Call for FREE color brochures. 800-622-2832 LK PLACIDAlpine Village. Fully furn 2BR, 1.5BA w/side encl porch/other side carport, faces pond/lake, one of best locations in park. Lot rent $190/mo. 18K OBO. 301-730-5059 AVON PARKBY OWNER! 2BR, 1BA, CHA,150' X 62", enclosed sun rm.,W/D hook-up, land owned, citrus, storage units, REDUCED! $26,900. Financing? 1105 Peel St. 863-368-0275 or 608-647-8323 or 608-475-3060 AVON MOBILEHOME PARK 55 PLUS. PARK MODEL, LOW LOT RENT. $4000. SORRY NO PETS. 863-449-1072 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesLAKE PLACIDLeisure Lakes, 2 Beautiful side-by-side lots surveyed, partly cleared, walk to Lake Carrie $2,950 ea or $5,600 for both Owner will accept reasonable offer. Will Sacrifice! 863-465-9100 4220Lots for SaleSEBRING -FOR SALE BY OWNER 2BR, 2BA Condo at the beautiful Bluffs of Sebring, a 55+ gated community. First Floor with Carport & Storage Room. Furnished with several upgrades; clubhouse, pool, tennis & other activities. Great view of Lake Mary Jane. Call 863-385-0552 or 863-873-1426 4120Villas & CondosFor Sale SEBRING NEWLYREMODELED 3BR Home, one block from Woodlawn Elem. School. Nice, quiet neighborhood. 1243 Fernvale Ave. Possible Owner Financing. Call 863-675-3387 TODAY! SEBRING -Edgewater Village Lakeview Dr. 2BR, 2BA, 1CG Villa. Beautifully furnished. New kitchen, laundry, TV. Low Maintenance fee includes Cable TV, Clubhouse, heated pool. Private street. Avail Immed. 863-402-9138 4080Homes for SaleSebringATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4040Homes For Sale SERVERS &CART ATTENDANTS needed at Springlake Golf Resort. Apply Monday thru Saturday 10am 5pm. For directions only, call 863-655-0900. SEEKING WELLEXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE HELP. Excellent billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are A MUST Fax resume to: 863-471-3206 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com E-LEARNING ASST. (PT) Temporary position to assist with technology resources. Min. 3 yrs. recent exp. w/ use of computer applications. $9.74/ hr (20 Hrs/ wk). Flexible schedule. Deadline date: 5pm, 1/24/11. Visit www.southflorida.edu/hr/ for position announcement. (863) 784-7132 EA/EO/VET'S. PREF. 2100Help Wanted ONSITE SUPPORTENGINEER Large healthcare provider in the Sebring area is expanding and looking to fill this position. Candidate will have at least 10 years experience and be familiar with Windows 2003/2008 server, XP, Windows 7, SQL 2008, Terminal Server/Citrix, Cisco firewall and wireless devices. Previous healthcare support experience, Microsoft Certifications a plus. Some extended local travel required between remote and central offices. Fax resume to: 863-385-3866NOW HIRINGWait Staff, Pizza Makers, Delivery Help. Exp. Preferred. Apply in person, 2-5 pm Daily. ZENO'S 4325 Sun 'n Lake Blvd, Sebring, FL 33870 2100Help WantedFIRE CHIEFThe City of Avon Park is seeking a full-time Fire Chief who under general administrative direction of the City Manager, plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the activities and operations of the Fire Department including fire prevention, fire code enforcement responsibilities and supervision per state statute, suppression, public education, emergency medical services and other activities designed to protect lives and property. Certified Firefighter II and Fire Officer I required as prescribed by Florida State Bureau of Fire Standards. Fire Officer II preferred and minimum certification of EMT-B desired. An Associate Degree with specialized training in fire department operations and administration a must. A Bachelors Degree with major course work in fire science or fire administration is preferred. A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in fire suppression, rescue, and the delivery of emergency medical services with at least five (5) years in a managerial/supervisory capacity equivalent to the rank of Lieutenant or two years as a Captain or above. Salary compensable DOQ. Applications and job description is available at the City of Avon Park, 110 E. Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825 or can be obtained on our website: www.avonpark.cc All applications must be accompanied with a copy of applicants Florida drivers license. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Avon Park is a smoke and drug-free workplace. E.O.E. Return completed applications to City Hall, Human Resource Dept., 110 E Main St., Avon Park, FL 33825 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentBABYSITTER NEEDEDF/T position for 4 months. Must have Infant CPR Certification. Background check. 863-446-3826 1450Babysitters HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (RFP) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for:RFP 11-022 TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES NIGP COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE: 918-85 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, CPPB, Acting Director /Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.orgProposal submissions must be sealed and marked with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number and title RFP 11-022 TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES NIGP COMMODITY /SERVICE CODE: 918-85 so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each submittal shall include (1) one original and (5) five copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, February 17, 2011, at which time they will be opened. Proposals received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of proposals that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at above bid opening.Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this RFP.The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:Jminor@hcbcc.org" Jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net January 16, 23, 2011 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday; February 17, 2010, at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at above bid opening.Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this ITB.The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. aThe Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:Jminor@hcbcc.org" Jminor@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net January 16, 23, 2011 LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 1-800-955-8771 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 1-800-955-8771 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador FIND A SWEETHEART OF A DEAL! Search the News-Sun classifieds.

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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comFROSTPROOF The D evils made a loud statem ent on Friday when they p ut away the Bulldogs at F rostproof 63-29. The last time we played, i t was a much closer game. W e wanted to make a statem ent tonight, said Avon P ark coach Alvin Connor. We are already the number o ne seed, our goal was to c ome out and play a full g ame tonight. We wanted to p lay hard defense, get a head and then play smart. The Red Devil defense c ontrolled the game from s tart to finish, racking up 1 2 steals led by Reggie B aker and TK Miller. Big man Alonzo R obertson controlled the r ebound scene with eight o n offense and defense b efore he left the game in t he third when his balky k nee started to act up. We had a complete g ame tonight with no bad q uarters. When we play d efense like that, when our d efense works well, we c ontrol the game, Connor s aid. Without Robertson, the D evils had to leave their i nside offensive plans and p ress the breakaway and p epper away from the outs ide. Avon Parks layup king R eggie Baker and outside a ssassin Avierre Connor t ook over the points onslaught in the third. Baker netted 13 in the game, eight of which came in the second half while Connor hit 11, nine from outside the three. Jalen Johnson led the scoring for the Bulldogs, scoring his 13 points mostly on his own, but after the 3710 lead at the half, the Devil defense kept Frostproofs scoring to just 19 in the second part of the game. It was a good, full game. We played hard defense right up to the end. When we do that, we control the game, Connor said. Still undefeated in district play, the Devils were off to Charlotte High School Saturday for the Wally Keller Classic before hosting Fort Meade Tuesday. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Youve got to go with what youve got, were Sebring head coach Princeton Harriswords after his Blue Streaks had, literally, stolen one away from the visiting Blue Devils of Winter Haven Friday night for a 59-57 win. Not exactly undermanned, Sebring was a few players short coming in and fell behind quickly as Devon Walker and Jaharius Cherry connected on early threes to open the scoring for the visitors. Toby Solebello and Matt Taylor and the scrappy Sebring defense kept it close, but the offense wasnt yet on track as the first quarter ended with a 10-6 deficit. Winter Haven started to pull away in the second, getting up by as much as 23-8 before the Streaks started to chip away as they deployed their press to extend the defense and create some more scoring chances. It had gotten to a point where I thought it could go either way, Harris said. Thats when I said, lets do what we do and take our chances. We could have been digging ourselves a bigger hole, but I figured we had two more quarters to dig out of it. The defense did clamp down, holding the Devils to just four points the rest of the quarter, while the offense began to heat up. Devin Clarke connected on a three and Solebello converted a three-point play before draining a trey to close the gap to 27-19 by halftime. That eight-point margin would stay relatively consistent throughout the third with the scoring going back and forth. Four straight points from Taylor, who scored 10 in the period, cut it to 38-36, but then it was Walker scoring four down the stretch to push it to 42-36 entering the fourth. The comeback continued, though Winter Haven held the Streaks off for a bit with Cherry scoring five in the early moments. But a Jared Cannon follow and a Solebello three tied it at 47-47 with 5:04 left. From there, scores we re traded, with two D.J. Jord an free throws answered by a Clarke reverse. Jerry Hendrix hit a jumpe r, but then Solebello work ed inside for two and Canno n knocked down a pair at t he line to give Sebring itsfir st lead of the game, 53-51, wi th 2:02 left to play. Winter Haven scored twi ce in a row to re-take the lea d, but Solebello made two fr ee SPORTS B SECTION Inside This Section Brantley to stay with Gators . .3B LPGA denies Thompson request3B News-Sun Sunday, January 16, 2011 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Cody Kennedy has Daniel Jamison pretty well locked up and would soon pin his Okeechobee opponent in Thursdays dual match against the Brahmans. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The comeback was a seeming shocker, as Blue Streak grappler Chris DeJesusdramatic rush in the third period capped off Tuesday nights dual meet against Okeechobee in grand fashion. Trailing Brahman Donald Bryan 6-2 entering the third period of the 154-pound match, DeJesus worked his way to the tying points in the waning seconds. And then, just 31 seconds into the overtime frame, a takedown clinched it for the Sebring sophomore. Though the comeback was not such a surprise to Sebring head wrestling coach Josh Miller. Out of everyone on the team, with what I preach about having heart, he comes in each and every day and works his tail off, he said. You dont want to go to the third period with him because hes going to wear you down. And though the final match ended on a good note, it wasnt quite enough to get the Streaks over the hump as Okeechobee held on for the 39-34 win. Its tough, theyre a good, strong program and it would have been nice to get the win, Miller said. But weve got a few guys out with injuries and had to forfeit a couple matches. But there were plenty of positives seen on the night as Sebring picked up itsshare of wins, starting with Josh Figurs decision over Justin Morgan in the 162-pound weight class in the opening match. Vincente Moore followed that up with a decision over Allen Leitner at 171 before senior Andrew Cooper lost a decision to Jonathan Kemp That was one of tho se tough ones, Miller sai d. Andrew just won a tourn ament recently and be at (Kemp) in the final match. Terrance Taylor too k another tough one, as he h ad opened up a 4-1 lead o n Grant Harden in the fir st period. But Harden made a stron g comeback of his own, tying it at 5-5, before securing a p in one second before the ope ning frame ended. Blue Streaks cant quite pin Brahmans See STREAKS, p a g e 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Matt Taylor gets this jump hook to go over Winter Havens Devon Walker in Sebrings come-from-behind win Friday night. Streaks sneak back for win Sebring59Winter Haven57 See SEBRING, page 4B Bulldogs no match for Red Devils News-Sun file photo by BETH BALDRIDGE Marcus Dewberry and the Red Devils had little trouble running past Frostproof Friday night. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lake Placids Salina Walker locks out her clean-and-jerk Saturday morning at the sixschool Sectional Qualifier at Sebring. Along with the Dragons and host Streaks, Avon Park, LaBelle, Hardee and DeSoto were on hand vying to reach the next level of competition. The top three in each weight class advance to the State Qualifier at Port Charlotte Wednesday, Jan. 26. See Wednesdays News-Sun for the results of Saturdays meet. Powering toward postseason By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunSEBRING Sebrings b oys soccer team has had a p retty good season and S enior Night, the Blue S treakslast home stand of t he year, started out much t he same way. The district match began o n a positive note that gradu ally grew into outright o ptimism until a series of u nfortunate events led to a 4 -2 Sebring loss to the L iberty Chargers at F iremens Field Friday. The Blue Streaks, who g ave heroic efforts in close losses to two top teams this week a 2-1 loss to Osceola on Tuesday and a 1-0 loss to Clewiston in non-district play Thursday peppered the Liberty goal early on. With all ten of the teams seniors on the pitch, Sebring took an early 1-0 lead against the Chargers. Less than five minutes into the game, Sebrings offensive pressure paid off as the Blue Streaks were awarded a free kick. Senior defender Derek Drummond, a 4-year starter, blistered a shot into the back of the net from 40-feet out. I put everything I had into the ball and trusted in God to give me placement, said Drummond, who plans to attend Southeastern Florida University in the fall. It went in over the keepers head. It didnt hit the bar. Weve got a joke that we dont do well when our shots hit the poles because theyre square. We play better on the circular posts and usually get the bounce-ins on those. 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Umpire Clinic coming upSEBRING Amandatory umpires clinic will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Highlands County Sports Complex located on Sheriffs Tower Road in Sebring. If you are an umpire, you must attend this clinic for necessary training. All umpires must be certified to participate in the upcoming leagues. Certification fee is $50. If you are interested in becoming an umpire, please call Dan Jamison for more information. Open registration for ALLadult softball players, men and women, is ongoing. Registration is for next years leagues. If you are interested in playing organized softball, please sign up at the Highlands County Sports Complex. For more information, please contact Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex (863) 402-6755.Panther Volleyball CampAVONPARK The South Florida Community College Volleyball program will be hosting a four week training camp running from Jan. 6-Feb. 3 for players from 6th to 12th grade. The camp will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and provides individual skill development and basic tactics. 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 Cashiers Office in Building B. For more information, contact the SFCC Athletic Department at the following campus phone numbers at extension 7037 Avon Park/Sebring, 784-7037; Lake Placid, 465-5300; DeSoto, 4947500; Hardee, 773-2252; or email kim.crawford@southflorida.edu.Panther 5KAVON PARK The second annual South Florida Community College Panther 5K Run/Walk has been planned for Saturday, Feb. 26 at the SFCC Highland Campus. The SFCC Foundation, Inc. and Bill Jarrett Ford Mercury are sponsoring the event, and proceeds benefit the colleges intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $25 from Feb. 17 through the day of the race. Students with a current I.D. may register for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-Fit long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed 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 race starts 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. 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.Our Lady of Grace eventsAVON PARK Our Lady of Gra ce Catholic Church has two benefit even ts coming up in the next two months. Tuesday, Feb. 22 they will host t he Todd Allen Show, Classic Branson an d Las Vegas-style entertainment at its be st. Allen will perform a variety of styl es including Rock n Roll, Country and h is award-winning Elvis impersonations. The show will be held at the Our Lad y of Grace Catholic Church Grogan Cente r, at 595 E. Main St. in Avon Park, at 7 p.m For a donation of $10, tickets can be purchased at the Highlands Independe nt Bank and Heartland National Bank Avo n Park locations, Warrens Auto Sales an d the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. The next event will be the First Annu al Golf Tournament at the River Greens 2 7Hole Golf Course Saturday, March 1 2 with an 8 a.m. tee-time. The cost of $60 per player includ es golf, cart, golf shirt and lunch, whi le River Greens members pay just $35. Sponsorships are available as we ll, starting with a $100 hole sponsor for a sign only. AHole Sponsor with Sign, plus a fr ee foursome, is $300, a Co-Sponsor Sig n, plus free foursome, with perogative to f ly their banner is $400 and a Major Spons or is $1,500. All proceeds from these events bene fit the Our Lady of Grace Scholarship Fun d. 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, late Green Bay at Atlanta, late 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 Boston309.769 New York2217.5648 Philadelphia1623.41014 Toronto1326.33317 New Jersey1029.25620 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3011.732 Atlanta2614.650312Orlando2514.6414 Charlotte1522.40513 Washington1027.27018 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago2613.667 Indiana1621.4329 Milwaukee1423.37811 Detroit1326.33313 Cleveland831.20518WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio346.850 Dallas2612.6847 New Orleans2416.60010 Memphis1821.4621512Houston1723.42517 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City2713.675 Utah2713.675 Denver2216.5794 Portland2020.5007 Minnesota1030.25017 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers3011.732 Phoenix1721.4471112Golden State1623.41013 L.A. Clippers1325.3421512Sacramento928.24319 ___ Thursdays Games Minnesota 109, Washington 97 Oklahoma City 125, Orlando 124 Denver 130, Miami 102 Fridays Games Chicago 99, Indiana 86 Philadelphia 95, Milwaukee 94 Detroit 101, Toronto 95 Boston 99, Charlotte 94 Sacramento 93, New York 83 San Antonio 101, Dallas 89 New Orleans 110, Houston 105, OT Utah 121, Cleveland 99 Golden State 122, L.A. Clippers 112 L.A. Lakers 100, New Jersey 88 Phoenix 115, Portland 111 Saturdays Games Houston at Atlanta, late New Orleans at Charlotte, late Toronto at Washington, late Sacramento at Detroit, late Miami at Chicago, late Dallas at Memphis, late Orlando at Minnesota, late Cleveland at Denver, late New Jersey at Portland, late Sundays Games L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia2811561152118 Pittsburgh2714458143107 N.Y. Rangers2616355128109 N.Y. Islanders1322733101140 New Jersey122922683135 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston241275513098 Montreal2417351109105 Buffalo1919543118126 Toronto1821440113130 Ottawa1722640101139 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay2614557133142 Washington2414755128120 Atlanta2217751142145 Carolina2116648129131 Florida2020242116111WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit2711660151126 Nashville2314652113101 Chicago2418351142124 St. Louis2116648117124 Columbus2120345113136 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver299664149105 Colorado2316652148143 Minnesota2118547109127 Calgary1920543120131 Edmonton1421735108143 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas2613557127118 Phoenix2213953126124 Anaheim2418452124127 Los Angeles2319147127111 San Jose2119547123127 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Boston 7, Philadelphia 5 Buffalo 3, Carolina 2 Ottawa 6, N.Y. Islanders 4 N.Y. Rangers 1, Vancouver 0 Florida 3, Nashville 2 Phoenix 5, Toronto 1 St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 1 Edmonton 5, San Jose 2 Fridays Games Columbus 3, Detroit 2, SO Vancouver 4, Washington 2 Calgary 3, Ottawa 2 Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 2 New Jersey 5, Tampa Bay 2 Colorado 4, Minnesota 1 Saturdays Games Pittsburgh at Boston, late Calgary at Toronto, late N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, late Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders, late Tampa Bay at Carolina, late New Jersey at Florida, late Columbus at Detroit, late Chicago at Nashville, late Atlanta at Dallas, late Anaheim at Phoenix, late Edmonton at Los Angeles, late St. Louis at San Jose, late Sundays Games Ottawa at Washington, 3 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Fridays Games EAST Brooklyn 69, Hunter 66 Hobart 76, Skidmore 71 Iona 100, Rider 96, OT John Jay 78, N.Y. Tech 77 Loyola, Md. 66, Fairfield 65 Moravian 82, Susquehanna 77 Plattsburgh 69, Cortland St. 57 Scranton 72, Juniata 61 Siena 66, Marist 59 Staten Island 109, Baruch 107, 3OT Vassar 50, Clarkson 49 SOUTH Apprentice 86, Barber-Scotia 75 Centre 68, Hendrix 56 Colorado College 68, Rhodes 51 Kennesaw St. 81, Florida Gulf Coast 70 Stetson 79, Mercer 72 Trinity, Texas 58, Sewanee 40 MIDWEST Bethany Lutheran 67, St. Scholastica 55 Butler 87, Detroit 64 Concordia, St.P. 77, Minn. Duluth 64 Crown, Minn. 85, Presentation 74 DePauw 67, Millsaps 48 Minn. St., Mankato 91, Northern St., S.D. 73 Minn.-Morris 88, Northwestern, Minn. 74 Northland 84, Martin Luther 72 St. Cloud St. 92, Bemidji St. 88, OT Upper Iowa 66, Minn. St., Moorhead 54 Valparaiso 71, Wright St. 60 Winona St. 108, Minn.-Crookston 68 FAR WEST Montana St.-N. 67, Montana Tech 61 Regis 67, Colo.-Colo. Springs 66 Fridays Games EAST Baruch 101, Staten Island 51 Cortland St. 78, Plattsburgh 47 John Jay 70, N.Y. Tech 60 Juniata 81, Scranton 68 Loyola, Md. 54, Fairfield 52 Marist 59, Canisius 40 Moravian 73, Susquehanna 69 Siena 77, Niagara 37 Skidmore 88, William Smith 82 Vassar 57, Clarkson 54 Yale 66, Brown 54 SOUTH Appalachian St. 74, Samford 62 Centre 60, Hendrix 59 Chattanooga 54, Davidson 51 Duke 87, Florida St. 70 E. Mennonite 81, Emory & Henry 61 Elon 79, Furman 59 Georgia Southern 69, W. Carolina 64, OT Liberty 75, Longwood 71 Miami 77, Clemson 48 Newport News 76, Bennett 39 North Carolina 83, N.C. State 76 Randolph-Macon 73, Roanoke 71 Rhodes 75, Colorado College 72 Trinity, Texas 82, Sewanee 55 MIDWEST Bemidji St. 70, St. Cloud St. 51 Concordia, St.P. 79, Minn. Duluth 50 Minn. St., Moorhead 69, Upper Iowa 63 Minn.-Crookston 82, Winona St. 72 Minn.-Morris 65, Nrthwestern, Minn. 52 Northland 72, Martin Luther 60 Presentation 96, Crown, Minn. 47 SW Minnesota St. 80, Mary 69 St. Scholastica 66, Bethany Lutheran 58 FAR WEST Regis 76, Colo.-Colo. Springs 68 Stanford 80, Washington 51 Washington St. 77, California 63 EXHIBITION Northern St., S.D. 70, Minn. St., Mankato 57 LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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. THURSDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Travis Todd Invitational,Avon Park,5:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring 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. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at Kathleen,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.: Girls Weightlifting at Travis Todd Invitational,Avon Park,5:30 p.m. Walker 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. MONDAY,Jan.31: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,All Saints Academy,TBD MONDAY,Feb.7: Boys Basketball at District Tournament,All Saints Academy,TBD 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 TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Ft.Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Ft.Meade, 6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Lakeland,7 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting hosts Travis Todd Invitational,5:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Sebring,6:30 p.m. S S K K A A T T I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . 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By MARK LONG Associated PressGAINESVILLE Once Florida hired offensive coordinator Charlie Weis to run a pro-style offense, John Brantleys decision became clear. Brantley, mostly ineffective in Floridas spread system, chose Friday to stay in Gainesville and finish his college career with the Gators. Brantley considered transferring after coach Urban Meyer stepped down last month, wanting to see if he might find a better fit elsewhere. But his father, John Brantley III, told The Associated Press in a text message that his son has been a Gator his whole life and no reason to change now. So Brantley will get a fresh start under Weis, whose resume includes productive, pro-style offenses at Notre Dame. Weis also won three Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots and helped the Kansas City Chiefs make the playoffs this season. (The pro offense is) something that he was very comfortable doing in high school and Im sure thats something hes going to look forward to doing, said Jacksonville coach Kerwin Bell, who coached Brantley at Trinity High in nearby Ocala. He is going to have a wonderful guy with a lot of experience whos coached a lot of great quarterbacks. Brantley, one of the countrys prized recruits in 2007, had a disappointing season after replacing former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. Brantley completed 61 percent of his passes for 2,061 yards, with nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He was clearly a misfit in the spread, struggling to read defenses, missing open receivers and often holding the ball too long. It didnt help that the Gators were plagued by bad snaps, dropped passes, turnovers, sacks, missed field goals and poor execution in the red zone. All the issues resulted in some of the programs worst offensive performances in more than two decades. In hopes of turning things around, Florida experimented with tight end Jordan Reed and versatile H-back Trey Burton at quarterback, but neither proved to be a long-term solution. Brantley could be, in the right offense. The 6-foot-3 junior spent three years waiting for this opportunity. He came to Florida a year after Tebow, knowing he might have to sit behind the left-hander. He certainly could have transferred and might even have become a star elsewhere. But Brantley didnt leave not after Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Heisman in 2007 and not after Tebow decided to return for his senior year in 2009. Instead, he simply served as Tebows long-standing understudy. Meyer and offensive coordinator Steve Addazio insisted they tweaked the offense to tailor Brantleys strengths, but the quarterback rarely lined up under center and was asked to run option plays. Brantley, though, never questioned his coaches. He repeatedly said he trusted their judgment and would do whatever asked even if it meant stepping aside for Burton and Reed. But Brantleys frustration became evident when he said last month he planned to sit down with his family and talk about transferring. They never got close to making a move, not after new coach Will Muscham p hired Weis and made it cle ar he wanted to install a pr ostyle system similar to t he one Brantley ran to ne ar perfection in high school. Brantleys Florida linea ge made his decision to stay in Gainesville even easier. He grew up rooting f or the Gators and followed in the footsteps of his dad an d uncle. His father threw for 1,33 4 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1978. His uncle, Scot Brantle y, was a two-time A llSoutheastern Conferen ce linebacker for the Gato rs (1978-79). Johnny loves t he Gators, Bell said. Tha ts what ultimately made t he decision as far as playin g college football. He lov ed going to the games. He we nt there as a child growing u p. Hes a true Gator and I know he really wants to d o well this year for the Gat or fans and have a great seni or year. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 16, 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 E.O. 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Thompson has asked for a l imited membership that w ould allow her to take as m any as 12 sponsor exempt ions instead of six. In denying the request, L PGATour commissioner M ike Whan said she would be a ble to pursue additional playi ng opportunities by trying to q ualify on Monday. Until this year, only LPGA T our members were allowed to M onday qualify. Thompson, who turns 16 n ext month, earned the equiva lent of 34th on the LPGA m oney list last year. Her best finish was second p lace at the Evian Masters. LPGA denies teens request to play more News-Sun file photo by DANHOEHNE A lexis Thompson, runner up at last years Harder Hall Invitational, is vying to play more on the LPGA Tour. ed Liberty 3-0 o n the Chargershome pitch Dec. 2, but that m atch was no roll-over by any means. Play continued fast and furious Friday, w ith both keepers making quality stops until s enior striker Elisha Klatt outran several C harger defenders and went in one-on-one on t he Liberty goalkeeper. Just as Klatts foot connected for the shot, t he keeper dove out of the box and smothered t he ball at the 16-minute mark. Smith made a great stop of his own on a C harger rocket about five minutes later to s ave the 1-0 lead. Senior midfielder Ernst Toussaint, a threey ear starter who had never played soccer until m oving to Sebring his sophomore year, made s everal good defensive plays and found hims elf in position to score a few times. Im a good midfielder but I play offense s ometimes, too, said Toussaint, who hopes t o attend college when his family moves to N orth Carolina at the end of the school year. I have more fun playing offense but playing m idfield is fun, too. Im glad I learned how to play. Ill miss t he team. Ill m iss Sebring. Starter D onavan White d idnt dress for F ridays game, a lthough he was i n the stands to s upport the t eam. The junior d efender is nursi ng a slight musc le tear in his t high. Im icing my q uad and getting r est, White s aid. I hope to b e ready to play b y districts. Sebring coach K eith Bowyer s aid hes being c areful to give W hite time to r ecover. White d idnt play in T hursdays g ame, and if h es still hurt n ext week, B owyer said its l ikely that hell s it out next w eek, too. Ill get Donavon touching the ball some, b ut not playing in matches, Bowyer said. Id rather hes healthy during districts. At the 27-minute mark, Bowyer had a seco nd injured player on his hands. Sebrings sophomore goalkeeper suffered a p ossible dislocated pinky and had to leave the p itch. Bowyer taped up Smiths finger, but took h im out of the game. Junior back-up goalkeeper Cody Ouverson s tepped in to fill the unexpected opening, a lways a tough situation for a keeper going in c old in mid-game with just a brief warm-up p eriod to prepare himself. The Blue Streaks looked a little rattled a fter Smiths mishap and Liberty ended up w ith a free kick shortly after Ouverson e ntered the game. Ouverson stopped a high shot and stopped a nother high shot on the rebound. Libertys second rebound shot went in low t o tie the game at 1-all. Its always tough when you have a posit ion change at a place that doesnt usually switch much, Drummond said. But Cody did well. Bowyer said Smiths injury seemed to deflate the Blue Streaks, and especially affected their passing game. We never really established a good rhythm tonight, he said. It was a hard night. Senior Night can be a tough call. I had all of my seniors in the game and some of them arent starters. We also had two really tough matches earlier in the week where we played really well. They were really close games that could have gone either way. I think everybody was a little bit tired and beat up, and that takes its toll. Ouverson made two diving saves as the Sebring defense played down a notch and the second dribbled in for a 2-1 Charger lead at the 33-minute mark. Three minutes later a high corner shot found the back of the net for a 3-1 Liberty lead at the end of the first half. Less than a minute into the second half, a Liberty shot trickled off Ouversons fingers into the net for a 4-1 Charger advantage. The Blue Streaks picked up their play after that. Libertys keeper made a good save on a Toussaint shot and a Klatt blast was blocked. Sebring junior forward Marcelo Goris shot looked like a goal for a moment, but the ball was sitting on top of the goals netting. Ouverson made several great saves to keep the Liberty edge at 4-1. With six minutes to go, Cody Watsons free kick landed in a crowd in front of the Liberty goal. The ball ended up in the net, although there was some confusion as to the goal scorer. Watson said Klatt touched the ball last, but Sebring was unable to score again. Bowyer said he isnt sure who Sebring (610 overall, 5-7 District 5-5A) will play in the district tournament, but the Blue Streaks have a chance to beat every team. Weve got to play our best game, he said. We played Ridge and Osceola well both times we played them. We lost, but we can beat them. Watson thinks the Blue Streaks have a chance to do well at districts, as well. We can beat Ridge and Osceola if we keep our heads, stay together and play as a team, he said. Both Ridge and Osceola defeated Sebring by one-goal margins in their most recent matches. Sebring has two non-district games next week, at Lake Placid Monday and Avon Park Friday. Lake Placid is a good rivalry, said Watson. I broke my leg the last time we played them on Senior Night last year. It should be interesting. Itll be a fun game. Continued from 1B Soccer winding down toward Districts News-Sun photo by KATE ROWLAND Senior midfielder Ernst Toussaint battles for the ball during Fridays 4-2 loss to Liberty.

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t hrows and Taylor dropped in a baby hook to put the S treaks back up, 57-55, with 2 7 seconds remaining. Walker threatened to send i t to overtime when his long j umper tied it up again, and it l ooked as if it might as C larkes mad-dash driving r everse was blocked and coll ected by Walker. But the ever-tenacious C larke stayed in the play, s tealing the ball right back a nd lofting a floater that f ound the bottom of the net as time expired. Thats all we tell them to do is keep fighting, Harris said. Thats what (Clarke) did, he stayed with it and was aware enough to put it up when he got the ball back in his hands. Solebello lead the Streaks scoring with 20 with Taylor adding 16 and Clarke 10. The much-needed win puts Sebring at 3-6 in District 55Aplay, with three district games left in the season. The Streaks also get a nice break, not playing again until Friday with a non-district tilt at Hardee before hitting the road for a rare Saturday morning match-up at Liberty the following day. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.com Kelly Grifn,ASIDInterior Designer & Decorators on StaffShades Shutters Wood Blinds Verticals Custom Draperies & Bedding Wallpaper & More All Types of Flooring Too! WEVE GOT YOU COVERED! FREEIn Home EstimatesA day indoors never looked so good Sophomore Cody Kennedy t hen got the Streaks back in t he win column with a pin of D aniel Jamison with 48 seco nds left in the first period. Blake Fitch then nearly h ad Ben Gevins pinned at the e nd of the second period of t he 121-pound match. He didnt get it then, but t ook just 28 more seconds to g et it at the 1:32 mark of the t hird. The Brahmans, however, t ook the next two matches w ith pins to build up their l ead before Jeremy Quals got a pin for Sebring in the 142pound match over Brian Levins. That set the stage for DeJesusdramatics that werent quite enough. Were a young team with just one senior and three juniors, Miller said. Were having some ups and downs and guys gain experience, but I see a few guys with a real shot of advancing to regionals and state. Andrew (Cooper) is looking really solid and our two juniors Josh Figurs and Jeremy Quals all should get to regionals with a shot at getting to state. Out of the younger ones, Chris (DeJesus) is just a sophomore but has a real chance, he continued. And Cody Kennedy normally goes at 103 but wrestled at 112 today because hes been under the weather, he has the ability to place at state this year at 103. But before they reach the postseason, the Streaks will have a few more tune-ups, including the Palmetto, Polk County and Spiegel Invites as well as a dual match with Avon Park before the District Tournament gets underway Friday, Feb. 4. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Blake Fitch throws down Ben Gevins in the 121-pound match Thursday, with Fitch getting a third-period pin for the win. Streaks have hopes for postseason Continued from 1B Sebring gets win, week-long break News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Devin Clarke just broke into double figures when his last basket not only got him his 10th point, but more importantly, a last-second Sebring win. Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunSEBRING The newly organized Sebring Seventy and Over Softball League began its winter season Tuesday, Jan. 11 with six teams participating at the much appreciated Highlands County Sports Complex in Sebring. There was a lot of camaraderie, having the winter visitors again to take part in the games. The Silent Salesman team started the 2011 season swinging hot bats against Millers Heating and Air Conditioning. Salesmans first six batters connected for six consecutive singles, which gave the Salesman a five-run lead. Millers came to bat and scored six times to take the lead 6-5 after the first inning. The Salesman played good ball and were ahead 19-10 after six innings. Millers rallied for six runs in the seventh to close the gap to 19-16. In the top of the eighth Salesmans Robert Fahnestock banged out a big two-run homer to go with hisdouble and two singles and made the score 21-16. Others contributing more than two hits to the 32-hit attack were Jim Longman, going 4-for-4,Fred Moore and Russ Moody each were 3-for-4 and Les Smith was 2-for-4, including a double. MillersBob Sylvia was 4-for-4 including two doubles and Kyle Saunders was close to having a cycle as he belted out a triple, double and two singles for a 4-for-4 day. Dale Demar was 3-for-4 with a double. The next high-scoring game was between the Rebels and Blue Jays with Rebels on top 15-5. Elwood Black was the high-scoring Rebel going 3-for-4, including a home run, using his two newlyreplaced knees. Going 4-for-4 were Don Purdy, Stan Turl, Rollie Carlson, Rick Vancuren and John Dignen while Jim Strietzelwent 3-for-3. The Blue Jays top hitter was Richard Godfrey, going 2-for-3 including a triple, also drawing a walk. Dale Baughman had a 3for-4 day and going 2-for -4 were Jim Johnson and Ca rl Huffenberger. Highlands Merchan ts scored a 14-9 win over t he Allstate Insurance Team. Hitting 3-for-3 were Mi ke Jurmu, Eddie Carroll an d Ron Lewis, who also had a double. Glenn Minic was 2-for3, hitting a triple with t he bases loaded while Bo b Burley, Larry Ambuel an d Cal Bready all were 2-for3. Allstates Jimmy Quarti er and Moe Pier each had 3for-4, scoring one each. Bob MacCarrick w as credited with scoring thr ee times. Thursdays game w as postponed due to low tem peratures which affects ba ts, balls and participants. We have enjoyed havin g spectators in previous se asons and invite anyone to join us each Tuesday an d Thursday mornings at 1 0 a.m. The complex is locat ed behind the train depo t. There are covered bleache rs or you may bring your ow n lawn chair. Sebring 70s start spring softball New Years Golf for Bateman News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Christian David sizes up his putt Saturday during the Eddie Bateman New Years Golf Benefit at Sun N Lake. See Wednesdays News-Sun for results of the fundraising day on the course.

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon any c hanges in this listing by calling 3 85-6155, ext. 516; send any c hanges by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests only. P ost is at 528 N. Pine St., S ebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith A lliance meets 1:30 p.m., first F riday, St. Frances of Assisi E piscopal Church, 43 Lake J une Road, Lake Placid. Call 4 65-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. Call 4 65-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualified g uests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. C all 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3827 731. No dues, fees or weighi ns. For details on the organizat ion, go to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary S oldiers Avon Park P athfinder Club meets from 9 a .m. to noon every first and t hird Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., A von Park. Call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. C all 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 o ffers NASCAR racing in the p avilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open a nd kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. L odge is at 11675 U.S. 98, S ebring. Call 655-3920. Society for Creative A nachronism (Local Chapter: S hire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p .m. first and third Sunday at B rewsters Coffee House on U .S. 27 in Sebring. Call 2145 522. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 plays euchre at 1:30 p .m. and E&J Karaoke is from 4 :30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2 011 SE Lakeview Drive, S ebring. Call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant P resbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 3 14-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 6:30 p.m. at R osewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 S outh, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at S t. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. C all 202-0647. American Legion Placid P ost 25Lake Placid has shuff leboard at 1 p.m. Lounge h ours are 12-9 p.m. Call 4657 940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Happy h our from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711 448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. Call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, Sebring Civic Center. Call 385-2044 or 3822063 for details. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. Call 314-8877. Highlands County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Monday in conference room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring. Call Don Roberts at 402-0554 or DarrellKoranda at 471-0226. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. at Charlies Restaurant, Commerce Street, Sebring. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. Call 402-6540. Highlands Delta Chorale rehearses 7 p.m., Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring (September throughMay). No auditions are required to join and all ages are welcome. Call Cheryl Cometta at 699-2663. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. La Leche League breastfeeding support for Highlands and southern Polk counties, meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday at the Florida Hospital Heartland conference rooms. Pregnant and nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. For more information, call 6556617 or 638-3954. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion Hall. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7 p.m., third Monday, NAACPoffice, 1 Delaney Heights, Avon Park. National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) meets at 11:30 a.m. third Monday fromOctober through May at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring.All current and retired railroad employees and their spouses are invited to attend. For more details, call Jerry at 441-4418. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. Call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jims house. Call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. third Monday for a business meeting, snacks and trivia pursuit. Call 655-3920. Sebring Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 3828782. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. Call Judy OBoyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 meets 7:30 p.m. third Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. Call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., in the Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St. Brown Bag Book Bunch book readers group meets at noon on the third Tuesday of the month at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope St., Sebring. Read the selected book, bring your bag lunch, and join in the lively and interesting discussions. For information on each months book, call 471-1999. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at The Rock, Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. Contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Friends of Highlands Hammock meets at 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring. For more details, call 386-6099. Heartland Avian Society meets every fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Huntington National Bank, 126 Center Ave., Sebring. For more details, call 465-9358. Heartland Dolittle Miniature Build meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, St. Johns Methodist Church social hall, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring. Call 3823553. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 471-0694 or e-mail sbringquilter@embarqmail.com Highlands Tea Party has an educational and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 6990743 or e-mail thehighlandsteaparty@yahoo.com. Highlands County Veterans Council meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday in the conference room at the Veterans Services Office. The meeting is for the appointed delegate from each veteran organization in the county to meet to discuss current issues regarding veterans and veterans activities. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Lake HavenHomeowners Association meets the third Tuesday of the month, 5400 N. Lake Huckleberry Drive, Sebring. Covered dish dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For more details, call 382-4858. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. Call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meet 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxsons. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday. Call Joe Collins, 6555545. Lake Placid Moose has an officers meeting at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventhday Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.co m. Call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. Call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If inte rested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sig n in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:3 0 p.m. No experience necessary Cost is $2. Smoke-free enviro nment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dots Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For infor mation call 382-2333. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7:30 p.m., 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Meals on Wheels Inc. hosts board of directors meeting at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday each month at the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave., Sebring. Call Jim Smith at 382 8453. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Be ef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing.Euchre is played at 6:3 0 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Model Railroad Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Tuesday each month at the Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway Members build and run HO Guage model railroads. All rai l buffs are welcomed. For confir mation call Keith Williams at 385-1332. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966 or leave a nam e, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dees Restaurant, Sebring. Call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. Souper Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon at Emmanuel United Church of Christ to discuss the monthly book selection and enjoy a soup, salad and dessert lunch All book lovers are welcome. The church is at 3115 Hope S t., Sebring (1.8 miles west from corner of Highway 27 and Hammock Rd.) For information about the book of the month and reservations, call the church office 471-1999 or 452-2697. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 67 p.m. at the Atonement Luthera n Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17AN ., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. Call 452-1093. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliar y meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, Sebring Jaycees building. Cal l 471-0393 or 385-2459. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. 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Breakfasts and lunches b eing served in the H ighlands County School D istrict for the upcoming w eek of Jan. 17-21 i nclude: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday No school Holiday. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken b iscuit, Cheerios, Trix c ereal, Frosted Flakes, C innamon Toast Crunch, c heese filled breadstick, s trawberry cup, assorted f resh fruit, assorted juice, c hocolate milk, white milk, s trawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicke n, dinner roll, burger, c heeseburger, chicken p atty on bun, Mama S ofias cheese pizza, M ama Sofias pepperoni p izza, ham sub meal, t urkey sub meal, dill stack, P eanut Butter and Jelly s andwich meal, chef salad m eal, mashed potatoes, c hicken gravy, green b eans, carrots and dip, c ocoa clodhoppers, cut f resh fruit, assorted fresh f ruit, assorted juice, c hocolate milk, white milk, s trawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast p izza, hash brown patty, C heerios, Trix cereal, F rosted Flakes, Cinnamon T oast Crunch, cheese f illed breadstick, apricot c up, assorted fresh fruit, a ssorted juice, chocolate m ilk, white milk, strawberr y milk. Lunch Turkey enchil adas, salsa, yellow rice, b urger, cheeseburger, hot a nd spicy chicken sandw ich, grilled chicken sandw ich, Mama Sofias c heese pizza, Mama S ofias pepperoni pizza, h am sub meal, turkey sub m eal, dill stack, PBJ sandw ich meal, chef salad m eal, baked buffalo chips, c arrots and dip, corn cobb ettes, diced pears, dried b lueberries, assorted fresh f ruit, assorted juice, c hocolate milk, white milk, s trawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast b urrito, salsa, hash brown p atty, Cheerios, Trix cerea l, Frosted Flakes, C innamon Toast Crunch, c heese filled breadstick, p each cup, assorted fresh f ruit, assorted juice, c hocolate milk, white milk, s trawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and g ravy, egg noodles, dinner r oll, burger, cheeseburger, c hicken patty on bun, M ama Sofias cheese p izza, Mama Sofias pepp eroni pizza, ham sub m eal, turkey sub meal, dill s tack, PBJ sandwich meal, c hef salad meal, broccoli, p otato wedges, Colby Jack c heese stick, salsa, apple c risp, cut fresh fruit, a ssorted fresh fruit, a ssorted juice, chocolate m ilk, white milk, strawberr y milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waff le stick, Cheerios, Trix c ereal, Frosted Flakes, C innamon Toast Crunch, s tring cheese, strawberry c up, assorted juice, a ssorted fresh fruit, chocol ate milk, white milk, strawb erry milk. Lunch Chicken tend ers, dinner roll, burger, c heeseburger, chicken p atty on bun, Mama S ofias cheese pizza, M ama Sofias pepperoni p izza, ham sub meal, t urkey sub meal, dill stack, P BJ sandwich meal, chef s alad plate, baked french f ries, carrots and dip, corn, t ossed salad, chocolate c hip cookie, diced peache s, assorted fresh fruit, a ssorted juice, chocolate m ilk, white milk, strawberr y milk. ACADEMYSCHOOLS Monday No school Holiday. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, cocoa clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, baked buffalo chips, corn cobbettes, dried blueberries, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, broccoli, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Sun Chips, fresh apple slices, chocolate chip cookie, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday No school Holiday. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, corn cobbettes, diced pears, dried blueberries, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, PBJ sandwich meal, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ELEMENTARYSCHOOLS Monday No school Holiday. Tuesday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Honey, peach cup. Lunch Barbecue pork on bun, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rosy applesauce, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Uncrustable PB and Honey, peach cup, chocolate milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup. Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, orange glazed carrots, tossed salad, cocoa clodhoppers, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, grape juice, chocolate milk, strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice. Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice, chocolate milk, breakfast frittata, grape juice. Lunch Cheese fille d breadstick, marina ra sauce, Uncrustable PB J sandwich, turkey ch ef salad, mixed vegetable s, ice cream sandwich, dice d peaches, fresh app le slices, apple juice, grap e juice, orange juice, fru it blend juice, chocola te milk, white milk, strawbe rry milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday No school Holiday. Tuesday Lunch Barbecue po rk on bun, Uncrustab le Peanut Butter and Jel ly sandwich, scalloped pot atoes, baked beans, ros y applesauce, chocola te milk, white milk, strawbe rry milk. Wednesday Lunch Beefaroni, ga rlic breadstick, Uncrustab le PBJ sandwich, orang e glazed carrots, coco a clodhoppers, fresh app le slices, chocolate mil k, white milk, strawber ry milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburge r, Uncrustable PBJ san dwich, potato puffs, carro ts and dip, fruited Jell-O chocolate milk, white mil k, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Cheese fille d breadstick, marina ra sauce, Uncrustable PB J sandwich, mixed veget ables, ice cream sandwic h, diced peaches, chocola te milk, white milk, strawbe rry milk. Page 6BNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.com Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. Medicare and almost all insurance acceptedFirst, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. SCHOOLMENUS Did YouKNOW?EMERGENCY VEHICLESUpon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle,while en route to meet an existing emergency,the driver of every other vehicle shall,when such emergency vehicle is giving audible signals by siren,exhaust whistle, or other adequate device,or visible signals by the use of displayed blue or red lights,yield the right-of-way to the emergency vehicle and shall immediately proceed to a position parallel to,and as close as reasonable to the closest edge of the curb of the roadway,clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed,unless otherwise directed by any law enforcement officer.YOUCANBETICKETEDFORFAILINGTOPULL OVERANDSTOPWHENANAMBULANCE, POLICE, FIREOROTHEREMERGENCYVEHICLEIS TRAVELLINGTOMEETANEMERGENCY. BELOWISTHEFLORIDALAW.

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Womans Club of S ebring recently donated $1,000 toward a s cholarship for South Florida Community C ollege students. The scholarship targets w omen age 24-35, who are Sebring residents, U nited States citizens, and enrolled in a d egree-seeking program at SFCC and may be u sed to fund any expense associated with e ducational costs. Many women put their educations on h old to raise families, said Betty W ickensimer, president, Womans Club of S ebring. With the economy now, they are f inding that they need to go back to work, so t hey are returning to college to further their educations. We chose to give this scholarship to SFCC in support of those young women who are returning to school. The Womans Club of Sebring has a long history of support of higher education at SFCC, said Don Appelquist, executive director, SFCC Foundation. Their assistance dates back to 1985. In 2006 they created a named scholarship that will exist in perpetuity at SFCC and will help generations of young women to pursue their dreams of higher education. This donation is eligible to be matched dollar for dollar through the Philip Benjamin Matching Program for Community Colleges. Students can apply for this scholarship or learn more about it through the SFCC Financial Aid Office at 453-6661, ext. 7254. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011Page 7B Established 19311600 US 27 South Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, 385-0125 111 E. Circle St. Avon Park, 453-3101 Chris T.Nelson Craig M. Nelson Darin S. MacNeil W .W LUMBER CO. 465-3331Hwy. 27 S. Lake PlacidWere More Than Just Lumber COMPLETE Building SuppliesPlease support the above businesses. They have made this page possible. Inspirational Thoughtsby Patricia Valentine THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502 Residential Commercial Mobile HomesSmall Enough to Know You Large Enough to Serve You500 South Lake Avenue 382-8300 453-3019 THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502Joel 2:25-26,And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten,the cankerworm,and the caterpiller,and the palmerworm,and my great army which I sent among you.And ye shall eat in plenty,and be satisfied,and praise the name of the Lord your God,that hath dealt wondrously with you:and my people shall never be ashamed.The same God who brings judgment is pleased to restore blessing to those who repent.God can restore people to usefulness in spite of past disobedience.The desire of the enemy is to destroy and consume lives just as the cankerworm,caterpiller and palmerworm that Joel described.God promises that His people who come to Him will have their lives restored by His might and power. God can take even the most wrecked life and build it again.There is no situation too hopeless for God.Ephesians 3:20 says,Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. What God want to do in our lives is beyond what we can ask or think.Take the limit off and watch God work. Attend the Church of Your Choice! AVON PARK 452-5800 SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530Its more than just carpet The cleaning of the second piece must be of equal or lesser value to the first service price.Sectional sofas may not be separated. Sofas over 7 ft. and certain fabrics may incur additional charges. Offer does not include protector. Not valid with any other coupon. Expires 01/31/11.Emergency Water Damage Restoration3 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 01/31/11.$95002 ROOMS CARPET CLEANEDA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 01/31/11.$7500 it s her playground.UPHOLSTERY: CLEANONE PIECEOF UPHOLSTERY AT REGULAR PRICEAND RECEIVEASECONDPIECE1/2 OFF CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College physics professor, Erik Christensen, was recently selected as one of the top six nationwide Outstanding Open Textbook Advocate/Trainers by College Open Textbooks. He received the recognition for his use of open textbooks in his classes, advocating for their use in other classes, and peer-reviewing other open textbooks. Open textbooks are nonpublished textbooks that are written by instructors and made available on repositories to download for free. The books can be modified by other instructors when needed to add additional information or explanations for their specific classes. Open textbooks can be printed out by college bookstore companies for a significantly reduced cost or can be downloaded for free on the Internet by students. Christensen began using open textbooks after he found that one of his students could not afford to purchase the newest edition of a textbook and asked Christensen to loan an older version for the class. Current physics textbooks cost an average of $200, said Christensen. The two open textbooks I use for my classes cost $4.50 and $8.50 in the SFCC Panther Bookstore. I pay $500 per term for my textbooks, said SFCC student Samantha Cochran. Im lucky my grants help cover the cost, or else I would not be able to afford them. By using open textbooks, Professor Christensen puts his students first and shows hes willing to accept change and the future of technology. SFCC student Chris Jennings likes the textbooks not only for their low cost but for their adaptability as well. Many times instructors will require a textbook but then will not use all of the book. With the open textbooks, instructors can edit out the information that wont be covered, so students dont feel like they are paying a lot of money for something they are not using. Professor Christensen is a faculty leader and innovator, said Kimberly BattyHerbert, dean of SFCC Arts and Sciences. He continually leads the way in assisting students in their learning. This is a significant cost reduction for students and in these tough economic times is an important factor for all of us in education to consider Its nice to receive the recognition, but the real winners here are my students, Christensen said, as this has been able to reduce the cost of their textbook by 90 percent. SFCC physics professor selected as National Open Textbook Advocate Courtesy photo Erik Christensen and physics student Chris Jennings look over chapter information in an open textbook. By using open textbooks, Professor Christensen puts his students first and shows hes willing to accept change and the future of technology.SAMANTHACOCHRAN SFCCstudent Special to the News-SunSEBRING Two teams from Highlands County participated in the 11th annual Southwest Gulf Coast Regional Envirothon Contest on Dec. 10 at Caloosahatachee Regional Park in Alva. The team from Avon Park High School was coached by Cheryl Moffat and the Lake Placid Team was coached by Dale McQuillen. The Lake Placid Tree Huggers team members Ciara DeClue, Kayln Baker, Tyler Akins, William Hernandez and Tiffany MacDonald won the right to represent Highlands County at the state conte st on April 30 at Jonath an Dickenson Park in Stua rt. The team studied for wee ks in the areas of wildlif e, forestry, soil, aquatics an d this years current iss ue which was salt and fres hwater estuaries. The Envirothon is a fiel doriented program in whi ch students, working in team s of five, learn to use critic al thinking skills. Members work as a tea m and develop problem-sol ving and communicatio ns skills to answer writt en questions or conduct hand son investigations abo ut environmental issues. 2 Highlands County teams compete in Envirothon contest Courtesy pho to Two Highlands County teams participated in the 11th annual Southwest Gulf Coast Regional Envirothon Contest in Alva last month. The Tree Hugger Team from Lake Placid includes (front row, from left) Ciara DeClue and Kayln Baker; (back row, from left) Tyler Akins, William Hernandez and Tiffany MacDonald. Womans Club of Sebring donates $1,000 toward SFCC scholarship Courtesy photo Betty Wickensimer, president, Womans Club of Sebring, presents Don Appelquist, executive director, SFCC Foundation Inc., with a $1,000 donation toward the clubs scholarship at SFCC. Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunSEBRING The S chool Advisory Council f or Cracker Trail E lementary will meet at 4 p .m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 in t he Media Center of C racker Trail Elementary. If you have a topic you w ant to place on the agend a, call Wendy Gervais at 4 71-5777 or e-mail gerv aisw@Highlands.k12.fl. u s. If you are a person with a disability who requires r easonable accommodat ions in order to attend a s chool meeting, call the s chool at 471-5777 three d ays in advance of the m eeting. If you speak a language o ther than English, a t ranslator will be provide d for you. Call the s chool at 471-5777 three d ays in advance of the m eeting to arrange this. Cracker Trail SAC meets Tuesday Fla. teacher is finalist in national competitionVERO BEACH (AP) A Florida teacher has been n amed one of four finali sts in a national teaching c ompetition. Cheryl Conley, a fourth g rade teacher at Osceola M agnet Elementary S chool in Vero Beach, has b een selected as a finalist t o become the 2011 N ational Teacher of the Y ear. The Council of Chief S tate School Officers a nnounced the finalists W ednesday. The three o ther teachers in running f or the title are from I llinois, Maryland and M ontana. Conley has been teachi ng for 11 years and is F loridas 2011 Teacher of t he Year. Florida Education C ommissioner Eric Smith c alled Conley an innovat ive leader who works t irelessly to help her stud ents find success.

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Page 8BNews-SunSunday, January 16, 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 Childrens Church: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Adult Bible Study and Youth/Royal Explorers, 7 p.m. Pastor: John E. Dumas. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($3 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. Call 382-0869. 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. Call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F. 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 Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Phosphorus is one of the m ain components in most f ertilizers. It is important f or growing crops because i t enables plants to store a nd transfer energy, prom otes root, flower and f ruit development and a llows early maturity. Although, phosphorus is i mportant to crop product ion, it also has a down s ide. Run off from fertilize rs that contain phosphor us can promote rapid g rowth of algae in downstream b odies of water. When algae is too a bundant and once it decays, it s teals the oxygen from the water w hich can harm and even kill the p lants and animals that live there. This scenario has taken place w ith Lake Okeechobee. The United S tates Environmental Protection A gency has mandated the loads of p hosphorus in the lake must be no m ore than 140 metric tons per year. C urrently the loads are about 400 t o 500 metric tons per year. In an effort to reduce the amount o f phosphorus entering the lake, a p artnership between the South F lorida Water Management D istrict, Istokpoga Marsh W atershed Improvement D istrict/Highlands County, the H ighlands Soil and Water C onservation District and the F lorida Department of Agriculture a nd Consumer Services has f ormed. It is a huge task and many s teps must be completed to accomplish the goal. The Lake Okeechobee watershed is more than 3,500 square miles. It extends as far north as Orlando, south to Highlands County, west to Fisheating Creek and east to St. Lucie County. Many different tasks are being instituted to decrease the phosphorus load including changing practices upstream. For example, it is no longer permissible for sludge from water treatment plants to be disposed of in this area. Many private land owners are being provided incentives to place storage ponds on their lands, thus sequestering the phosphorus in a project titled Florida Ranchlands Environmental Services Project (worldwildlife.org/what/globalmarkets/agriculture/FRESP.html) The Istokpoga Marsh Watershed lies within the area that runs downstream into Lake Okeechobee. In an effort to reduce the volume of stormwater that is discharged from this area, the team plans to install three above ground storage areas to hold water. If operated and maintained properly, these storage areas should capture phosphorus by allowing the chemical to settle on the bottom and be incorporated into plant matter, much like a natural wetland. In addition, the landowners in the area will be able to utilize the stored water for irrigation purposes, thus recycling the precious resource. To date, more than $6 million has been spent on the purchase of land for these storage areas and more land is needed. The goal is to obtain 1,200 acres of surface area for these ponds. Dr. John Causey, supervisor for the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District, has come up with an idea that may save money and take up a lot less space. Thinking outside the box and coming up with some cutting edge ideas, Causeys plan is to plant a crop that will sequester phosphorus. This hasnt been tried anywhere in the state of Florida and the cost so far is under $2,000, Causey stated. It all started when Dr. Causey was reading about cover crops and how they are utilized in different areas of the United States. Oil seed radish has been planted in the northern states and is reported to sequester up to 200 pounds of phosphorus per acre. South Florida Water Management District is trying to get six tons of phosphorus sequestered, so I was curious as to how many acres it would take to make the equivalent in crops. The Water Management District is purchasing large tracts of land to sequester the same amount of phosphorus a cover crop might do in much less, Causey stated. Unfortunately the Oil seed radish is grown in the cold climate and is not compatible with Floridas weather. After quite a bit of research, it was decided that Hairy Vetch would be a great alternative cover crop. The Hairy Vetch seed has been planted on an acre and a half of land located within the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District. Lykes Bros. Inc. donated machinery, time and staff to help out. Wayne Zahn, leasing manager of Lykes Bros. Inc. as well as a former Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor, prepared the land and planted the 150 pounds of seed in December. Soil tests have been performed and the next step will be taking samples as the crop matures to see what the optimal harvest time will be to remove the most phosphorus from the soil. Dr. Causey stated, Well try it before it seeds and after it seeds. It will reseed and re-propagate itself without any replanting. If we see that there is not much difference between the amount of phosphoru s sequestered with seed or without seed, then we would harvest prior to its seeding so it wont be a pro blem for any other crop to be plant ed there. When asked why he wanted to try this project, Causey stated, I am thinking of it from a purely economical standpoint. We dont know how much phosphorus the plant will sequester. But if we get even half the amount of the phosphorus sequestered as the Oil seed radish, we could get the same amount of six tons by planting 12 0 acres of Hairy Vetch. Were talkin g once a year at $1 a pound for the seed. If we could do the same amount of phosphorus sequesterin g with a lot less money well, that s what were trying to do. Its anoth er alternative to retention ponds. We are hopeful that the Hairy Vetch will indeed capture the required phosphorus amounts and be a successful project. Either wa y, the idea and initiative of the mem bers of Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District is inspiring. As Dr. Causey says, If we get a handle on phosphorus, who is to say, nitrogen might be the next ta rget or potash. We could remediate the problem without spending mo re money on retention ponds. Corine Burgess is an Environmental Specialist for the Parks & Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District. (www.highlandsswcd.org). Hairy Vetch Project could help clean up Lake Okeechobee Courtesy photo Wayne Zahn, Leasing Manager for Lykes Bros. Inc., pours Hairy Vetch seed into the spreader to plant on the acre and a half of land in the Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District area. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer.Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howes Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer Kid C ity Childrens Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, prime-timers, and Bible s tudies in Spanish. Kid City Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening 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. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Childrens Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 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 childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group, 6-7:30 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gayle Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 382-9092. Dale Bargar, bishop; David Ward, first counselor; and Steve Austin, second counselor. Family History Center: 3821822. Sunday services: Sacrament meeting, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 11:20 a.m.; and Priesthood/Relief Society, 12 p.m. Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth activities from 7-8:20 p.m. Wednesday: 11-year-old Scouts, 78:20 p.m. first and third Wednesday; and activity days for 8-11 year old boys and girls from 78:20 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army 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 lifes journey, youre we lPLACESTOWORSHIP CROSSWORDSOLUTION Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, a d esire for change finds you on an opene nded adventure this week. Who knows w here this journey will take you and w hat will happen along the way? Taurus (April 21-May 21) Overprotectiveness can be a cause of c oncern, Taurus. Keeping mum simply b ecause you dont trust others may end u p alienating friends and family memb ers. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Theres n o time for ambivalence, Gemini. Make a choice and stick with it. Financial matt ers come to the forefront on W ednesday, when paying bills becomes a sticky situation. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, o thers cant lend a hand if you dont let t hem know you need some help. Taking o n projects that are too big to handle a lone seems to be your way of operati ng. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, theres s omething youre forgetting, but it c ould take a few days before it pops b ack into your head. Try slowing down b ecause life is passing you by. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, your traditional approach to business wont work this week. Its time to change the way you present yourself and interact with others. It could help you all around. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Achange is going to come, Libra, and for you its going to be a big change. Start packing your suitcase because travel is in your immediate future. Bring a loved one along. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, your hard work and dedication have finally paid off. Now you get to reap the rewards of all your efforts for the past few months. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, you will find your life this week is a balancing act. One false move and everything can come tumbling down. Better start practicing your juggling. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, instead of pouring fuel on the fire, find ways to extinguish the blaze. Speaking of getting hot, your romantic life heats up in the next few days as well. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, you dont like to be out of control, but this week you may have to put your trust in fate. You wont be able to guide this ship into port on your own. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, step up and take control when the going gets tough. Someone has been seeking you out. An admirer? Jan. 16 Debbie Allen, choreographer, 61; Jan. 17 Michelle Obama, First Lady, 47; Jan. 18 Kevin Costner, actor, 56; Jan. 19 Paula Deen, chef, 64; Jan. 20 Paul Stanley, singer, 59; Jan. 21 Robby Benson, actor, 55; Jan. 22 Diane Lane, actress, 46. Overprotectiveness can be concern for Taurus; put your trust in fate, Aquarius Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK With music to stir your soul, Five By Design presents Radio Days during South Florida Community Colleges Matinee Series at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Travel back in time to Americas greatest generation of big bands, hep cats and the Hollywood Canteen with Radio Days. Whether displaying their lush trademark harmonies on Moonlight in Vermont or hilarious stage antics in Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Five By Designs nationally-acclaimed vocal quintet is one of Americas most diverse vocal ensembles to captivate young and old alike. Be a part of the fun and laughter. Toe-tapping favorites will have you dancing in your seat. Ajittery janitor, a frazzled foley artist, and a woman with a fruit hat will leave you rolling in the aisles. Asoldier kissing his bride as they dance to Ill Be Seeing You will bring a tear to your eye. Also featured are Ive Got a Gal in Kalamazoo, Ill Never Smile Again and Its Been a Long, Long Time. Dont miss a beat as Five By Design takes you back to World War II days as America wept, fought, and survived a war. The Minnesota-based Five By Design includes Lorie Carpenter-Niska, Sheridan Zuther, Kurt Niska, Michael Swedberg, and Terrence Niska. Four of the five members have been singing together since 1986. The groups familial ties include brothers Terrence and Kurt Niska and the husband-wife duo of Kurt and Lorie Niska and childhood collaborator, Michael Swedberg. The 2011 Matinee Series is sponsored by Jean Moyer, Dr. and Mrs. Placido M. Roquiz Jr., and Drs. Abe and Carmelita Lim. Tickets range from $17 to $22 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.com Newborns Children AdolescentsOFFICE HOURS: Rajeswari Sonni, M.D., F.A.A.P. Praveen Krishnadas, M.D., F.A.A.P. Anoop Palta, M.D., F.A.A.P. Vishakha Nakhate, M.D., F.A.A.P. David Kleczek, P.A.C. Amy Grimes, P.A.C. Mercy L. Seralde, M.D. Maria C. Perez, M.D. Maria B. Asis, M.D., F.A.A.P. Megan Neff, ARNPAvon Park Pediatrics,P.A. & Sebring Pediatrics,LLCWe accept most Major Insurance and Medicaid SEBRING382-0770AVON PARK453-7337 Specializing in the treatment of Allergies Asthma Attention Deficit Disorder Immunizations Check-ups Obesity Counseling SEBRING: MON. 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Hatton cannot rememb er a time he was not in s how business. At an early a ge, he created, starred in, a nd produced his own r adio and television show i n San Francisco with fell ow teenager Johnny M athis as one of his regul ar featured guests. His h igh energy and love for t he entertainment industry h ad him expanding his k nowledge and expertise i n every phase of the busin ess: record producer, tale nt manager, and comm ercial spokesman for n umerous major corporat ions. Television was the next a spect to challenge. He m ade an indelible mark in t hat field as well, as show h ost receiving, in the p rocess, not one, but two p restigious Percy A wards as Canadas T elevision Male E ntertainer of the Year a n unheard achievement f or an American. And a lways, there was his c areer in radio through w hich his sharp wit and d own-to-earth wisdom e arned him a large, faithf ul following of radio list eners in San Francisco. With his love for people a nd excitement in discove ring new places, plus his p rofessional experiences b efore the camera, b ecoming a travelogue p roducer and lecturer was a natural progression. C ombines with creative s cripting and editing, his t ouching cinematography a nd warm stage presence c ontinues to delight audie nces everywhere. His w inning combination of t alent and ability are winn ing over new audiences t o the travel film industry. The film will be shown a t the Bert J. Harris Jr. A gricultural Center. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The annual meeting of the Sebring Friends of the Library will be held Monday, Jan. 31 at the Sebring Lakeside Golf Resort Tea Room. The Tea Room is at 500 Lake Sebring Drive. All members and guests are invited. The luncheon will commence at noon. Reservations can be made by calling the FriendsUsed Book Store at 314-0053 or contacting Margaret Dewey at 3864926. Food choices are Seafood au gratin, Chicken Salad or Asparagus Supreme (with ham and cheese). Reservations must be received no later than Wednesday, Jan. 26. The cost is $15 per person. Bring a canned or boxed non-perishable food item to the meeting, and receive a free ticket for the drawing of door prizes. Following the luncheon, The SIMM Trio will provide an early Valentine program, Its All About Love. The trio consisting of Marilyn Percy, Betty McMindes and Mary Sage has been singing togeth er for four years, presentin g seasonal and general pr ograms for a variety of church and civic group s. They will be accompani ed by pianist Sylvia Evans. During the busine ss meeting proposed revisio ns to the groups bylaws w ill be read and voted on. If one of your New Yea r's resolutions included gettin g more involved in your com munity, consider becomin g a volunteer at the Friend s Used Book Store on Ea st Center Avenu e. Volunteering at the sto re provides not only an oppo rtunity to share your love of reading with other Frien ds members and their dedica ted clients, but it can op en the door to new friendshi ps and a greater knowled ge and appreciation of boo ks of all subjects and genre s. Plus, there is the add ed benefit of knowing you a re helping to support t he Sebring Public Library. Annual dues are only $1 0 and may be paid at t he luncheon, or contact t he Book Store for more info rmation. Sebring Friends o f the Library plan annual meeting Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Do you love the visual arts? Do you have an interest in Florida history, archaeology, or culture? For an enriching, educational experience become a docent for South Florida Community Colleges Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC). SFCC MOFAC will hold a docent meeting and lunch for new and returning MOFAC docents at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28 in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts Lobby, SFCC Highlands Campus. SFCC MOFAC docents greet visitors and provide an entertaining and educational aspect to the viewing experience. Docents also have the opportunity to attend training workshops, and learn about exhibits. They volunteer one hour or more a week during regular museum hours. SFCC MOFAC provides an exhibition venue for contemporary Florida regional artists and preserves Floridas history and heritage through its art. The museum also serves as a repository for the discoveries unearthed by members of the Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historical Conservancy. SFCC MOFAC also offers a variety of educational programs including its Third Thursdays series and handson, art workshops. For more information, contact Mollie Doctrow, curator, SFCC MOFAC, at 784-7240 or by e-mail at doctrowm@southflorida.edu. MOFAC Docent meeting is Jan. 28 Five By Design presents Radio Days at SFCC Courtesy photo Travel back in time as Five By Design presents Radio Days during South Florida Community Colleges Matinee Series on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Travelogue Adventure Film series heads to Iran Buddy Hatton Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Youve got too many dreams left undone. Too many special moments waiting to be experienced. Life is too short to let pain slow you down. Yet, for many, severe back pain and sciatica puts a halt to any enjoyment in life. Maybe you cant play golf like you used to. Or youre not able to enjoy that cruise like you should. Sciatica and back pain are NOT just a part of life and something you have to live with. In fact, many former back pain sufferers are now pain free after using a new drugless, painless treatment. This new therapy is called non-surgical disc decompression, and it is helping to keep people from having to go under the knife. The conditions this amazing treatment has proven successful are: Herniated discs Degenerative disc disease Back pain Sciatica Facet syndromesMedical Proof This Treatment Works While non-surgical spinal decompression is a rather new treatment, theres plenty of research to back up its claims. Heres just a handful of scientic studies We thus submit that decompression therapy should be considered rst, before the patient undergoes a surgical procedure which permanently alters the anatomy and function of the affected lumbar spine segment. Journal Of Neuroscience Research % of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms Orthopedic Technology Review vertebral axial [spinal] decompression was successful in 71% of the 778 cases Journal of Neurological Research good to excellent relief in 86% patients with Herniated discs The American Journal of Pain Management decompression therapy reported a 76.5% with complete remission and 19.6% with partial remission of pain and disability Rio Grande Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery As you can see, spinal decompression has a high success rate with helping disc herniations and back pain. What this means for you is that in just a matter of weeks, you could be back on the golf course, enjoying your love life, or traveling again. Until January 31, 2011 you can get everything for only $7900. Its time for you to nd out if spinal decompression will be your back pain and sciatica solution. My name is Dr. Keatley Waldron, owner Waldron Chiropractic in Sebring. I understand what it feels like to live in pain, because I see it every day. Ive seen hundreds of people with disc herniations, back problems and sciatica, who were once told surgery was the only option, leave the ofce pain free. For 10 days only, Im running a very special offer where you can nd out if you are a candidate for spinal decompression What does this offer include? Everything I normally do in my new patient evaluation. Youll get An in-depth consultation about your health and well-being where I will listenreally listento the details of your case. A complete neuromuscular examination, full set of specialized x-rays, review of your MRI, and a thorough analysis of your ndings so we can design your plan to being pain free. Youll get to see everything rst hand and nd out if this amazing treatment will be your back pain and sciatica solution, like it has been for so many other patients. And the best part about it is... No Dangerous Drugs, No Invasive Procedures, And No Painful Exercises. Spinal decompression treatments are very gentle. In fact, every once and awhile I even catch a patient sleeping during sessions. Youll simply lie on your back and then a specialized belt is gently put around your waist. Well set the machine to focus on your problem area then the advanced computer system will do the rest. The normal price for this type of evaluation, including x-rays, is $250 so youre saving a considerable amount by taking me up on this offer. Call today and we can get you scheduled for your consultation, exam and xrays as soon as theres an opening. Our ofce is located just off Hwy 27 in West Shore Plaza, just a few minutes from you. When you call, tell the receptionist youd like to come in for the Spinal Decompression Evaluation so she get you on the schedule and make sure you receive proper credit for this special offer. Sincerely, Keatley Waldron, D.C. P.S. 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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The South F lorida Community College M useum of Florida Art and C ulture (SFCC MOFAC) p resents its third exhibition o f the season, Obscured by T ime: The Magic of Florida. T he exhibition will be on v iew from 12:30-4:30 p.m. t hrough Feb. 24 at SFCC M OFAC, Highlands Campus. Storyteller and artist H erman Trappman recons tructs aspects of Native A merican life and culture. H is artwork is based on m eticulous research of preC olumbian peoples, includi ng early geological and hist orical records. The exhibit ion includes reproductions o f a variety of early tools and o bjects. Also on display is Canzoni b y John Manchester. Aphot ography instructor at C realde School of Art, M anchester applies common e lements that are shared b etween music and photograp hy, such as form, texture, and rhythm, to his photographs. SFCC MOFAC is open to the public from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. For more information about the museum and its exhibitions and workshops or to request a museum tour, contact Mollie Doctrow, curator, MOFAC, at ext. 7240 at 453-6661, 465-5300, 7732252, or 494-7500. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011Page 11B ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES 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 ARTS& LEISURE Courtesy photo Carmen Ciricillo, The Construction Comic, will be at Duffers Sports Grille at 8 p.m. Saturday, performing at the Comedy Night. Peggi Paquette Rick Stepinsky Courtesy photo Rodney Holt of Zolfo Springs, known as Rowdy Rodney, will be playing music for dancing at 10 p.m. Saturday after the comedy show at Duffers Sports Grille. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The C onstruction Comic will be b uilding up a good comedy s how at Duffers Sports G rille at 8 p.m. Saturday. Carmen Ciricillo has t oured nationally since 1990 a s The Construction C omic. He created a humoro us routine about life as a c ontractor which everyone c an understand. Ciricillo has appeared as t he tool man on television s hows such as Your New H ouse on The Discovery C hannel. He traveled with N ASCAR for the Michael H oligan Racing Team doing d river interviews and entert aining. He has performed b efore thousands of construct ion groups throughout the U nited States. In 2003, Ciricillo received r ave reviews after performing w ith Richard Lewis at the B roward Center for the P erforming Arts for the Gilda R adner charity, Gildas Club. H e also recently opened for M ichael Bolton and Englebert Humperdinck. Also appearing with Ciricillo will be Rick Stepinsky and Peggi Paquette. Stepinsky is the creator of The Big Time Comedy Show. He can be seen on Comedy Central and Showtime. Paquette is a teacher who turned comic and works comedy clubs across America. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance or at the door. The show will be from 8-10 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 382-6339. The kitchen will close at 8 p.m. for those who want to eat dinner before the show. After the comedy show, Rodney Holt of Zolfo Springs, known as Rowdy Rodney, will be playing music for everyone to dance. He will play a variety of rock, country and Top 40 hits. There is no charge for the music and it will be open to the public. Construction Comic building a show at Duffers Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Human Nature, a high energy uplifting tribute to the greatest Motown hits, takes the stage during South Florida Community Colleges Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus. The group has performed with the praise and direction of Motown superstar Smokey Robinson. I was so impressed with the group when I saw them perform that I knew they would be a huge success, Robinson said. He was so blown away by their a cappella skills, he helped them develop and headline their own Las Vegas show. Human Nature has made such an impact on Las Vegas in its first year that May 11 has been named Human Nature Day in Las Vegas by Mayor Oscar Goodman. The Imperial Palace, where the group performs, has been renamed the Human Nature Theatre until 2012. The group has performed its Motown show in Las Vegas to sold out crowds since 2009. The Australian pop/doowop group consists of brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney, Toby Allen, and Phil Burton. They were signed to Sony Music Australia on the spot after performing an a capella version of People Get Ready. They have had tremendous success in their native Australia with nine albums under their belts, 17 top 40 hits, and five top 10 hits. They have opened for such greats as Celine Dion and Michael Jackson. They also performed for millions at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics. Human Nature will be accompanied by a live band for most of the performance. Show highlights are nume rous but the a capella Oo h Baby, Baby is a standou t, as is Reach Out, Peop le Get Ready, and My Girl . Although they acknowled ge the oddness of four whi te Aussies doing Motown , they also point out Motow n is a feeling, a culture, th at changed the world. The performance is spo nsored by Bill and Li sa Jarrett and Dr. David an d Allison Willey. Tickets range from $36 to $43 and may be purchas ed online 24 hours a day, sev en days a week, at http://pe rformances.southflorida.ed u. Tickets may also be pu rchased by calling the SFC C Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Bo x Office located in the front of the SFCC Theatre for t he Performing Arts, 600 W College Drive from 11:3 0 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monda yFriday. A night of Motown at SFCCwith Human Nature set for Jan. 22 Courtesy pho to Human Nature, a high energy uplifting tribute to the greatest Motown hits, takes the stage during South Florida Community Colleges Artist Series on Saturday, Jan. 22. Courtesy pho to Award-winning pianist and recording artist Stephanie Trick performs during South Florida Community Colleges Kaleidoscope Series on Monday, Jan. 24 in the intimate 245-seat SFCC University Center Auditorium. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Award-winning p ianist and recording artist Stephanie T rick performs during South Florida C ommunity Colleges Kaleidoscope S eries at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 in t he intimate 245-seat SFCC University C enter Auditorium. Trick has performed throughout the U nited States and Europe. She is one of t he few female stride pianists of this t echnically and physically demanding j azz piano style that was made famous b y stride legends such as James P. J ohnson, Fats Waller, Willie The Lion S mith, and Jelly Roll Morton. In an effort to bring a greater apprecia tion for traditional jazz and its integral r ole in the development of American c ulture, she shares stories about stride masters of the past during her performances. Piano Tricks, her first solo album, is a combination of stride, ragtime, jazz, and classical selections. She is a classically trained pianist and organist, who began playing piano at the age of 5. By the time she was 10, she had won her first major competition. In high school she discovered her true passion, stride piano, and released her first CD before graduating. While in college, it became clear she wanted to pursue stride and classic jazz styles professionally. She has been nicknamed the next rising star in the stride world. In 2008 she was chosen to perform at the International Stride and Swing Summit in Switzerland, where she teamed up with five of the worlds best stride pianists. The Kaleidoscope Series is sponsored by Charles and Anne Reynolds, Dr. and Mrs. Witford Reid/Sebring Pain Mgmt., and Richard and Elina Campbell. The performance sponsor is anonymous. Tickets range from $18 to $21 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 7847178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front the of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pianist Stephanie Trick at SFCC Jan. 24 MOFAC presents Obscured by Time: The Magic of Florida Courtesy photo Storyteller and artist Herman Trappman reconstructs aspects of Native American life and culture. Some of his reproductions will be on display as South Florida Community College Museum of Florida Art and Culture (SFCC MOFAC) presents its third exhibition of the season, Obscured by Time: The Magic of Florida through Feb. 24.

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Dr. Rachel K. Wentz, RPA, will be the sponsored speaker for the Kissimmee Valley Archaeological and Historical Conservancy (KVAC) meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 in Building G, Room 101, at the South Florida Community College, Highlands Campus. The public is invited at no cost. Wentz will discuss Lasting Landscapes: A Historic Perspective of Floridas Prehistoric Mounds. Mounds have played a role in Floridas prehistory for thousands of years. More than 1,300 mounds are listed in the Florida Master Site File. They are spread throughout the state, especially along Floridas numerous rivers and coastlines. These mounds served as places of burial, ceremony, and residency and were once a major focal point among Floridas Native Americans. They have served many roles in Floridas history, as well. Throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, mounds were places for social gatherings, antiquarianism, and Floridas first archaeological investigations. Prehistoric mounds in Florida have also provided labor for slaves and convicts who mined the vast shell middens for road fill that paved many of the states earliest roadways. Mounds even show up in some of Floridas early postcards. Prehistoric mounds continue as focal points for Floridas rich prehistory and their preservation insures that they will remain a part of the states lasting landscape. Wentz received her Ph.D. from Florida State University in anthropology and specializes in the analysis of human remains with foci on ancient disease and population health. Last year she presented a program on the wellpreserved bodies and burial practices of the 5500 B.C. indigenous, Archaic people at the Windover site near Titusville. She obtained experience in forensic anthropology from the University of Florida, and has done skeletal work in St. Croix, England, and Ukraine. She sits on the board of the Florida Archaeological Council and is a Breva rd County Historic al Commissioner. She is t he director of the East Centr al Region, Florida Publ ic Archaeology Netwo rk (FPAN). For more information, ca ll Anne Reynolds at 465-3637 Page 12BNews-SunSunday, January 16, 2011www.newssun.com ATTENTION MUSICIANS THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY CONCERT BAND(34 Years of Great Music)Invites You To Join In The Fun We are expanding our membership to 75 musicians dust off the case and bring out your horn. Rehearsal is every Monday evening at Sebring High School Band Room 7pm to 9pm For more info, call Bill at 863-386-0855 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community Colleges Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) will hold a Third Thursday program, Living in Paradise, at 1 p.m. Thursdayat SFCC MOFAC, Highlands Campus. Storyteller and artist Herman Trappman tells the story of the Floridas native people and how they learned to survive and defend a powerful, challenging place. The program coincides with his exhibition, Obscured by Time: The Magic of Florida, currently on display at SFCC MOFAC. Third Thursdays at MOFAC is a series that will enhance and inspire the publics perspective on Florida art and culture. Each program focuses on a different MOFAC exhibit. The program is held every third Thursday of the month, is open to the public, and is free. Contact Mollie Doctrow, MOFAC curator, at 7847240. SFCC MOFAC Third Thursday features Living in Paradise ARTS& LEISURE Courtesy pho to Tocobaga Fishing by Hermann Trappman is part of the Living in Paradise program to be featured at MOFACs Third Thursday. Archaeologist to discuss Lasing Landscapes at SFCC In the weeks and months following the holiday season, we tend to reconsider our home dcor, furnishings, and accessories. Our vintage collectibles and antiques are often highlighted and reviewed. Of course, you can spot obvious damage like mold growing on your antique prints, a tear in an oil painting that grandma handed down, or a huge crack in that 1950s ceramic cookie jar. The question is: can you stop it before it starts? Yes. When it comes to properly displaying your art or antiques, some of the most common mistakes are the easiest ones to fix. The single most common way to ruin a work of art or damage an antique is to display it or store it in the wrong place. Heres an example. Early in my career, I worked for a very, very prestigious private collector of fine art. He owned very important and very valuable works of art by many of art historys masters. His art was regularly borrowed by major and I mean major museums for exhibitions and study. I am talking about art by the big names like Picasso, Monet, Rembrandt, etc. One day, a big time museum called and asked to borrow one of his stellar paintings. Of course, they wanted the one valued at over $1 million. I asked where I could find the painting, so I could review its condition and facilitate the loan request. I nearly fell over when he told me, Its hanging in the laundry room over the washing machine. Suffice it to say, that wasnt the best spot for a painting. When you are displaying your art, whether it's worth $1 million or $10, there are certain parts of the house that you should avoid. First, dont display art or antiques in the laundry room (duh!). Dont display precious objects in the kitchen near the cooking surfaces where dirt and heat are typical guests at the dinner table. As for the bathroom, a nice dried floral wreath will work better than a fragile oil painting, watercolor, or pastel. The bathroom is the place where moisture and mold make regular appearances even if you are as immaculate a housekeeper as my Mother. You dont want that mold to get into your fine art print or carved frame. Once mold takes hold, stopping it is a tall order. Try to avoid hanging paintings or prints on walls next to windows, heating vents, air conditioners, air purifiers, or radiators. Also, dont hang a work of art in direct sunlight or near hot reading lamps. Just like people, art and antiques like a stable, consistent environment. In museums, that usually means low humidity and constant temperature of 66 to 72 degrees. You dont like it when your living room feels colder than your bedroom; neither does the art work or antiques. Antiques like to live the way you like to live cool and comfy in summer and warm and cozy in winter. Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide and antiques themed cruises. As seen on NBC's The Tonight Show and Comedy Central's The Daily Show, watch Dr. Lori on the national TV morning show, Daytime. Visit DrLoriV.com, Facebook.com/DoctorLori, or call (888) 431-1010. Are you hurting your family heirlooms without even knowing it? Art & Antiques Dr. Lori Courtesy photo Hang prints out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources, A/C vents, and windows. Interior walls away from doors and windows are the best for fragile prints. Publishers WeeklyHARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Girl Who K icked the Hornets N est by Stieg Larsson ( Knopf) 2. What the Night K nows: ANovel by D ean Koontz (Bantam) 3. Dead or Alive by T om Clancy and Grant B lackwood (Putnam A dult) 4. The Confession by J ohn Grisham ( Doubleday) 5. The Outlaws: A P residential Agent N ovel by W.E.B. Griffin a nd William E. B utterworth (Putnam A dult) 6. The Help by K athryn Stockett ( Putnam/Amy Einhorn) 7. Cross Fire by J ames Patterson (Little, B rown) 8. Freedom: ANovel b y Jonathan Franzen ( Farrar, Straus and G iroux) 9. Secrets to the G rave by Tami Hoag ( Dutton Adult) 10. Three Seconds b y Anders Roslund and B orge Hellstrom (Silver O ak) 11. Port Mortuary by P atricia Cornwell ( Putnam Adult) 12. Damage by John L escroart (Dutton Adult) 13. The Judas Gate b y Jack Higgins (Putnam A dult) 14. Hells Corner by D avid Baldacci (Grand C entral Publishing) 15. Halo: Cryptum: B ook One of the F orerunner Saga by G reg Bear (Tor) HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Unbroken: AWorld W ar II Story of Survival, R esilience, and R edemption by Laura H illenbrand (Random H ouse) 2. Decision Points by G eorge W. Bush ( Crown) 3. The 7: Seven W onders That Will C hange Your Life by G lenn Beck and Keith A blow (Threshold E ditions) 4. The 4-Hour Body: A n Uncommom Guide to R apid Fat-Loss, I ncredible Sex, and B ecoming Superhuman b y Timothy Ferriss ( Crown Archetype) 5. Cleopatra: ALife b y Stacy Schiff (Little, B rown) 6. Cinch; Conquer C ravings, Drop Pounds a nd Lose Inches by C ynthia Sass ( HarperOne) 7. Life by Keith R ichards (Little, Brown) 8. Straight Talk, No C haser: How to Find, K eep, and Understand a M an by Steve Harvey ( Amistad) 9. Change the Culture, C hange the Game: The B reakthrough Strategy f or Energizing Your O rganization and C reating Accountability f or Results by Roger C onnors and Tom Smith ( Portfolio) 10. Autobiography of M ark Twain by Ed. by H arriet Elinor Smith ( Univ. of Calif. Press) 11. I Remember N othing and Other R eflections by Nora E phron (Knopf) 12. The Immortal Life o f Henrietta Lacks by R ebecca Skloot (Crown) 13. Decoded by JayZ (Spiegel & Grau) 14. Sh*t My Dad S ays by Justin Halpern ( It Books) 15. Barefoot C ontessa How Easy Is T hat? by Ina Garten ( Clarkson Potter) BESTSELLERS Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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OK, today I think we need to talk about change. What is it about change that just freaks people out? Even when its no big deal. They put new weight machines in at my gym about a week ago. The new machines are different than the old machines. If you think people are upset about the oil spill in the gulf, thats nothing compared to what Im hearing about these new weight machines. You would think that the world as we know it has come to an end. The seats are different. The weights are different. Why did they have to do this to us? Why? Why? Its just not right. Now I understand that it can be unsettling when theres a major change in your life, like if youre suddenly single for whatever reason, or if you lose your job, or if they change the rye bread at your favorite deli. I mean what was wrong with the old rye bread? That was great rye bread. Dont screw with the rye bread, OK. You know who Im talking to. Sorry. So why is it that we get so upset about change? Is it just because were getting older? Remember when your parents used to complain when things changed and how they were so much better when they were young? Bread was a nickel. Gas was a nickel. Movies were a nickel. According to my parents everything was a nickel. You could go to Hawaii for a nickel. Everything was so much better. The music was better Sinatra was better than the Beatles. And do you know how much it cost to see Sinatra at the Copa, with dinner and drinks and flowers for your date? Anickel. Right. And you couldnt get fresh produce in the winter, and there were no civil rights and thank God things changed. Well what are we saying today? When we were young gas was a half a dollar, bread was a quarter, cars werent made out of plastic, the milkman came to our house, and do you know what a candy bar cost? It actually cost a nickel. And the Beatles were better than Kanye West. Okay, that one is true. (I dont hear anybody covering Kanye West. Or Snoop, Or Diddy.) Our music was better. But is that it? Are we just getting old and crotchety? Or is everything just chang ing so fast that we just can t keep up? So when something as simple as a weight machine changes its just too much. I just learned how to program the DVR Cant you leave th e weight machine alone? No they cant. And because the y cant, things are going to change. Things like transportation and communicatio n and medicine. And because of that I can call anywhere in the world on my cell phone and watch movies on it too. Things are going to keep changing. So heres the thing: When they get a new weight machine at the gym embrace it. Yes you may have to learn something ne w. But thats good for your brain. And maybe, just maybe the new machine is better than the old machine That may not be the case with rye bread, but it proba bly is with weight machine s. So when change happens, give it a chance. Thats wha t I think. Visit Boomer Ally on www.Facebook.com/boomerally and get in on the discussion. www.BoomerAlley.com. Copyright 2010 Marc Sotkin. Used by permission in this publication. DearAbby: My 92-yearo ld mother is the most hatef ul woman you have ever m et. My husband and I took h er into our home because s he could no longer care for h erself. She immediately t ook over everything, telling u s what to do, being d emanding and complaining t hat nothing was ever right. She tried to discipline my w ell-behaved kids, ages 15 a nd 21. She attempted to t reat them the way she treate d us, using foul language, h itting and verbally abusing. M y husband and kids have c alled me at work saying I n eed to get home immediatel y because Mother was out o f control. We finally had to p ut her in a nursing home. Now we are wracked with g uilt. Did I do the right t hing? My siblings didnt w ant her because of her long h istory of abuse. Im in no h urry to visit her at the h ome, either. Why couldnt s he be the kindly grandma a nd parent that many children have? Guilt-ridden in Tustin, Calif. DearGuilt-ridden: Probably because she was modeling behavior she learned from her own mother and possibly because she is demented. Frankly, it was unrealistic to expect that she would suddenly change from the person she has been for the past 92 years into a Disney character and I dont mean Cruella De Vil. Did you do the right thing? All things considered, yes. However, you should not abandon your mother. As a loving daughter which you have tried to be Im advising you to try a little harder. Visit her. Bring her something to distract her. If shes able to be moved, take her out for a meal. When shes gone, you, unlike your siblings, will have nothing to regret. DearAbby: My son Rob and his fiancee invited me to join them at a dinner his father and stepmother, Jane, are hosting. Robs grandmother, brother and sisterin-law will be there, as well as Janes two sons. I love them all and thought they loved me. Apparently, Jane doesnt want me to attend. No reason was given. I was shocked. Jane and my ex were always welcomed in my home and life. I wished them well when they married after dating for 20 years. Rob and I are heartbroken. He wants nothing to do with Jane and doesnt want her at his wedding. Hes furious with his dad for letting Jane make the rules. Abby, I am sick that I have apparently caused a rift in the family. Please tell me how to deal with this. Stupefied in the South DearStupefied: Take the high road and encourage Rob to attend the dinner. This is Janes party, and as the hostess it was her privilege to invite you or not. While you have done everything you can to be a friend to Jane and have one large, happy extended family, she may feel competitive toward you. Or she may regard you as a chapter in her husbands life that she would prefer to be closed. Regard it as a reflection on her and her own insecurities. 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Solution on page 9B Oh, my neck hurts!I exclaimed t o my husband, Ken. I cant figure o ut what I might have done for it to f eel this way. With only a few weeks left until w e would be leaving on a long road t rip to Colorado, I really wanted this p ain to be gone. It made me think of o thers in chronic pain and pray for t hem more. Finally, I went to the chiropractor a nd also had a couple of massage t herapies done. Both treatments made a big d ifference; yet, the pain would return. I even w ondered if the strength training I did could b e the problem. The massage therapist said that since I w ould be traveling and not doing the strength t raining for several weeks, I should be able to f ind out if that had been the culprit. So, when i t persisted in varying degrees of annoyance a nd discomfort as we traveled, I was baffled. Then one night we slept at the home of a cquaintances in the Christian travel club we b elong to. I was weary and instead of botheri ng to bring in my pillow, I used one of theirs. I slept peacefully and woke up with my neck f eeling significantly better. My pillow. That had been the problem. It n o longer supported my neck as it should. I a sked our hosts where they had bought the p illow I slept on since I felt so much better.They didnt have a clue. But I knew I would need to buy myself a new pillow soon. And then our host said, Take the pillow with you. Of course, I declined thanking him for his consideration. However, both husband and wife insisted. What kind of vacation would it be if you woke up with your neck hurting everyday? Take the pillow. By their graciousness, I slept without neck pain the entire vacation. On the way back, we spent another night with them, returning the pillow with my profuse thanks. They had not only shown us Christian love while we were in their home; but, they went that extra mile no, actually about 700 miles to extend to me comfort and hospitality beyond their four walls. It brought to mind that verse in Philippians 2: 4, NKJV, that says, Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Their actions pampered me and revealed a pillow-soft witness of love and caring; an example I want to follow and extend to others, too. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent and an award-winning writer. Pillow-soft witness of love and caring Pause And Consider Jan Merop Family finds relief by putting mother in a home A change is gonna come Boomer Alley Marc Sotkin Dear Abby Did YouKNOW?When an authorized emergency vehicle making use of any visual signals is parked or a wrecker displaying amber rotating or flashing lights is performing a recovery or loading on the roadside, the driver of every other vehicle, as soon as it is safe: Shall vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle or wrecker when driving on an interstate highway or other highway with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle or wrecker, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. If such movement cannot be safely accomplished, the driver shall reduce speed to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour or greater; or travel at 5 miles per hour when the posted speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, when driving on a two-lane road, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. FLORIDAHASA MOVEOVERLAWFORMOTORISTS APPROACHINGEMERGENCY VEHICLESANDWRECKERS.

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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, January 16, 2011 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesBreastfeedingAsk any expert and theyll tell you: breastfeeding is best. Thats why virtually every new mom is encouraged to give breastfeeding a chance at the outset, even if they are unsure whether they want to breastfeed or indeed will be able to. The advice is at least to try and then go from there, knowing that you do have other options. Breast milk itself is packed with nutrients to help your baby grow, develop and stay healthy. Thats why experts often recommend breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of a babys life and even longer if possible. But some moms might not realize that breastfeeding also benefits them. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that breastfeeding can help moms lose pregnancy weight more quickly. It also helps reduce postpartum bleeding by releasing the hormone oxytocin. Over the long term, breastfeeding may also help reduce the risk of ovarian and breast cancer and may help increase bone density, which can protect against osteoporosis. Some new moms are unsure about breastfeeding, explains Nikki. But with some simple hints and a bit of practice, soon mom and baby will find their comfortable position and a natural rhythm. Moms should keep the following tips in mind while breastfeeding:Bring your baby to your breast, not your breast to your baby. Avoid sore nipples by making sure your baby latches on properly. Remember your babys feeding position: chin to breast and nose to nipple. Eat and drink plenty and regularly. Accept all offers of help in the early weeks so you can devote yourself to establishing breastfeeding. Feeding on demand ensures a good supply of breast milk. Additionally,alwaysseekpromptmedicalattentionif:Your baby seems unusually sleepy and/or refuses feeds. Your baby seems unusually unsettled and is crying more than usual. You feel flu-like, hot, cold, aching or generally unwell. You have any redness, tenderness or lumpiness in your breasts. BottleFeedingIts a fact that some women find breastfeeding difficult, nor do all moms want to breastfeed, explains Nikki. It is a personal choice. But one of the great learning experiences of motherhood is being able to politely listen to the unsolicited advice and opinions of others. Bottle feeding, either with expressed milk or infant formula is a safe and practical alternative for mother and child. Introducing a bottle, and therefore more help in caring for her baby, can be liberating for a mom. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature baby bottles are designed to allow baby to switch from breast to bottle, and back again. To make introducing a bottle easier, here are some suggestions: If mom usually breastfeeds, have someone else offer the baby a bottle. If your partner or other family member introduces the bottle, baby wont have the usual cues to start seeking out the breast.Have your feeding helper offer about a half ounce of breast milk or formula about an hour or two after a regular feed. Baby should be alert, but not so hungry that shes upset.Sometimes it helps to drip a little breast milk on the babys lips or tongue. Then gently introduce the bottle nipple into her mouth. If she becomes frustrated or isnt interested after 10 minutes or so, take a little break and try again later. The Closer to Nature line of baby bottles and acces sories from Tommee Tippee feature an ultra-sensitive anti-colic valve that lets babies feed at their own pace with less air, vacuum build-up and nipple collapse. The simply intuitive bottle shape provides a more comfortable hold and breastfeeding-like closeness. ExpressingMilkExpressing simply means removing milk from your breasts so that it can be safely stored and given to you r baby later. Expressing allows you to continue to give your baby all the nutritional benefits of your breast milk, even when you cant feed your baby yourself. Like bottle feeding, expressing milk can be a huge benefit for moms, explains Nikki. You can safely store a supply of milk for those times when you know you wont be available to breastfeed. Plus, you give your partner an opportunity to participate in feeding, an important bonding time with your child. From a practical standpoint, expressing can help relieve engorged breasts, while stimulating your body to produce even more milk for your baby. Unless recommended by a healthcare professional, it is typically not advisable to express milk until baby is about four to six weeks old. This gives you plenty of time to establish breastfeeding and to resolve any little difficulties that may arise. Sold in 45 countries around the world, Tommee Tippee is now being offered in the United States and Canada exclusively at Babies R Us and Toys R Us. For more helpful advice and product information please visit www.tommeetippee.com, or find them on Facebook.com/tommeetippeenorthamerica and Twitter.com/tommeetippee_na. To learn more about the Tommee Tippee Health Professional, Nikki, please visit: http://www.tommeetippee.co.uk/pages/meet_nikki/. FAMILYFEATURES Motherhood comes with a host of accessories and a whole bunch of questions. One of the most common worries new moms face concerns feeding their new bundle of joy. Breastfeed or bottle feed? Can I do both? What if the baby doesnt like the bottle? Is formula ok? All these questions are normal, explains Nikki H., a UK qualified midwife and one of the infant feeding experts at Tommee Tippee, the number-one brand of infant and toddler feeding products in Great Britain now available in the U.S. New moms are often surprised at how much they already know intuitively about feeding their babies. Still, questions abound. So Tommee Tippee offers the following advice.