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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comLAKE PLACID Jean and Bob Harrison, who live on a canal in the Leisure Lakes area, are at their wit's end. Only by leaving their outboard motorboat continuously in the water can they use it. And even then, the water is only navigable in the middle of their canal. Along the seawalls, the water barely covers a person's ankle, in some cases not even a person's toes. For weeks now, any boat in a lift could not be put in the water the boathouse lowering rig hits the canal bottom while the boat's hull is still in the air. "And larger boats can't be launched from the public ramps," Bob Harrison said, "it's too shallow." The Harrisons were determined to take action, so they called the Southwest Florida Water Management District and arranged to take David Crane, its structure operations manager, on a tour of the canal and shoreline where high-water marks are clearly visible. Jean Harrison said Crane then arranged for a Jan. 18 meeting at Bishop Park on Lake June for SWFWMD and waterfront residents. Clell Ford, Highlands County Lake Manager, was also invited. "We've never complained before," said Jean Harrison, "But we've lived here over five years and pay extra taxes because we live on the water, and now we can't use it." At the end of September, the Harrisons said, water had been released to the south. "That let the canal go down a foot," Bob Harrison said. "We lost eight inches in one day." The lack of rain is a key part of the low water problem, not management releases, Crane told the capacity audience of about 100 people at the Bishop Park community room Monday morning. The network of creeks, rivers and lakes that rely on rain for renewal, and form Central Florida's topography, means the area is highly affected by the weather. After a rainy spring, Central Florida experienced another dry year in 2010 on top of earlier dry years. October was the driest month on record. "Lake June has dropped about a foot and a half," 21 lady lifters advance to regionalPAGE1BEat healthy with endivePAGE10BSebring Library to be part of Snapshot'PAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, January 19-20, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 8 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 75 50Complete Forecast PAGE 10A More sun and pleasant temperatures Forecast Question: Should a town's police department have the authority to determine traffic pattern changes? Next question: Should the county spend more money to help boost tourism during the summer months? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Elizabeth Barker Age 78, of Avon Park Brooke Deery Age 22, of Sebring Rodney Lane Age 89, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 7A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 47.4% No 52.6% Total votes: 78 Celebrations7B Classifieds8A Clubs & Organizations6B Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle9B Dear Abby9B Dinner Diva9B Editorial & Opinion3A Friends & Neighbors6B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times9B NASCAR This Week3B Police Blotter2A Sports On TV2B Index By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING County Commissioners met with the Tourism Development Council on Tuesday morning to work out better ways to attract visitors to Highlands. The TDC gets its funding from a 2 percent sales tax on hotel stays, and focuses currently on marketing sporting events, with an emphasis on golf and golf packages, according to John Scherlacher, executive director of the TDC. Scherlacher also told commissioners that the revenues for county tourism is down about 7 percent from last year. "We are in the same boat with the entire state of Florida. We're down, they're down. Except for Orlando, we are all seeing negative numbers," Scherlacher said. Commissioner Don Elwell told the TDC that he had a "sticking poin t" over the past few meetings on ho w the money collected was being direc ted. "With the budget down over t he past few years, I would expect th at we spend every dollar to bring mo re folks into Highlands County," sa id Elwell. Hotels owners, and Elwell, point ed out that local hotels are no long er sold out during February and Marc h, TDC:County tourism revenue down 7 percent We are in the same boat with the entire state of Florida. Except for Orlando, we are all seeing negative numbers.'JOHNSCHERLACHER executive director of the Tourism Development Council By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comAVON PARK The light rain hampered the crowd, but several hundred still marched and celebrated the birthday of civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Avon Park on Monday. Across the nation, millions celebrated the birthday of this century's biggest advocate for peace, and that message was not lost on many of those gathered to watch the entertainment and service held in his honor. "We came because of Mr. King," said 8-year-old Janessa Williams. "And, and for the bounce houses and the parade." "We were visiting in own today and heard there was a service and a parade. It is important to remember that his march was about peace, especially after that thing in Arizona this week," her mother, Brenda Williams said referring to the tragic shooting of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others on Jan. 8. The parade assembled at noon and participants and floats traveled north along Delaney Avenue to Memorial Field. "We Shall Overcome," was sung both during the march and under the small pavilion at Memorial Field as organizers tried to keep the crowd out of the rain and get the entertainment Martin Luther King Day festival overcomes rain for successful event News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDG E A young participant in the Martin Luther Day Celebration tries to stay dry on Monday. See MLK, page 4A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY This fellow doesn't mind that his feet no longer splash in the water. His owners, however, are upset. The water level has dropped about two feet along the sea walls of Leisure Lakes canals. Boaters are upset because many of their vessels can not be launched due to the low water. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Gate 90 is the only release gate in Highlands County overseen by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Water marks on the gate clearly show how far the water level has dropped. The gate is shut in the photograph, and SWFWMD authorities said Monday it has not been opened in months. Dropping lake levels has Leisure Lake residents concerned High & dry See TOURISM, page 6A See WATER, page 6A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y firstname.lastname@example.org m SEBRING In a world of don't touch, the Children 's Museum provides all kinds of hands-on exhibits as man y knobs, levers, toggle switc hes, balls, pots, pans, bells an d whistles as a child could wi sh for and permission to pl ay with them as long as the chi ld likes. It is never a mystery wh y children love visiting t he museum. So, for the 16th year, t he museum is using a mystery to raise funds. Mark Saturday, Feb. 12, o n the calendar. That's t he evening Sleuths, a profe ssional acting group out of Orlando, is arriving to pre sent "Holidaze in Hillendale ." According to Sleut hs spokesperson Donna Ernbr o, "Holidaze" is a murder my stery set in the quaintly idyll ic town of Hillendale during t he town's annual Holid ay Pageant. Residents also compete f or fame and fortune on telev ision's No. 1 reality sho w, which is being broadca st from there. The competition, of course, is intense and t he competitors will do anythin g, Murder, mayhem to help Children's Museum Annual benefit Sleuth's show set for Feb. 12 See SLEUTHS, page 2A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and
The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, Jan. 17: Whitney Nicole Arcuri, 19, of Sebring, was charged with damaging property, criminal mischief. Shovawn Michael Baker, 24, of Sebring, was charged with fleeing or eluding law enforcement officer; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Amanda Lee Day, 26, of Sebring, was charged with trafficking drugs, four grams less 30 kilograms; larceny or grand theft; and burglary of occupied structure, unarmed. Victor Sanchez Diaz, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Ash Charles Kackley, 25, of Lake Placid, was charged with burglary of occupied structure, unarmed; larceny or grand theft; and trafficking drugs, four grams less than 30 kilograms. Sarah Elizabeth Keefe, 20, of Sebrin g was char g ed with damaging property, criminal mischief; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Gene Allen Moody, 47, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; and domestic violence or obstructing justice, intimidating, threatening victim, witness, etc. Kelly Marie Overbeck, 25, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny or grand theft; trafficking drugs, four grams or less than 30 kilograms; and burglary of occupied structure, unarmed. Gregorio Garcia Ramirez, 32, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Timothy Johnte Reed, 31, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, habitual offender; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Kathryn Louise Rowland, 50, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Michael Santiago, 25, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of marijuana, over 20 grams. Jack Wesley Waller, 34, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of cannabis. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Jan. 16: Michael Thomas Dicapua, 35, of Frostproof, was charged with possession of harmful new legend drug without prescription; possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of controlled substance without prePage 2ANews-SunWednesday, January 19, 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. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center Democrats to meet ThursdaySEBRING The H ighlands County D emocratic Party, under t he leadership of new party c hairman Paula House, w ill hold its monthly meeti ng at 7 p.m. Thursday at t he Democratic Party H eadquarters located at 4 216 Sebring Parkway. This is the first meeting o f the new year and all D emocrats and prospective D emocrats are invited to a ttend. For more information, c all 385-8601. A ntique Appraisal Show comes to Y MCASEBRING The A ntique Appraisal Show w ill be at the Highlands C ounty Family YMCA f rom 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p .m. Saturday, Jan. 29. C ost is $20 per person ( includes lunch catered by S imply Trish and a verbal a ppraisal of one item). This event is brought to y ou by Furniture Doctors o wned by Jim and Jody D ow with more than 30 y ears of appraisal experie nce. Tickets are available at t he front desk of the H ighlands County Family Y MCA. Any questions, c all 382-9622. V oters League to hear new commissionerSEBRING For the first m eeting in 2011 for the H ighlands County Voters L eague will be part one of a series of meetings with t he county commissioners w ho will discuss their s hort term goals for the y ear. Speaking Thursday n ight will be C ommissioner Don Elwell. Elwell would like to i ncrease transparency in c ommunications; isolate t he county's reserve fund i n case of emergency; r educe illegal immigration; i ncrease team building; t ransition to a charter gove rnment; evaluate the list o f county vehicles; remove t he urban service area from t he comprehensive plan; r educe losses and increase m arketing at the sports c omplex; get commissione rs involved earlier in the budget process; and increase local preferences for contractors. The Highlands County Voters League will ask Elwell how they can assist the commissioners in achieving their goals. Be it through research, suggestions or just past experiences. This is a great opportunity to roll up their sleeves and lend a hand to help produce a more efficient county government. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Homer's Restaurant in Sebring Square Shopping Center with a dutch treat dinner at 5 p.m. The public is invited. RPAC meets ThursdaySEBRING There will be an Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 in the Sports Complex, Concession Building at 216 Sheriff's Tower Road. The public is invited to attend.Bill Jarrett Ford and Tanglewood residents team up against cancerSEBRING Bill Jarrett Ford will offer test drives to 250 Tanglewood residents on today in an event dubbed "Drive for the Cure." For each drive taken, Bill Jarrett will donate $10 to the Tanglewood Residents' Cancer Benefit. In addition to the test drives, residents will be able to enjoy hot dogs and sodas between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., while enjoying the fun at the dunk tank where Hometown America's Darlene Bradley, community manager of Tanglewood, and some others will take the challenge of being dunked. Residents are reminded to sign up in advance for the test drive but simply have to show up to buy drinks and hot dogs for $1 apiece or to buy balls at the dunk tank, also $1 each. Last year, Tanglewood residents raised more than $55,000 during the annual Residents'Cancer Benefit. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 7A POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 6A anything, to win including murder. In fact, the mystery gives "dying to win" a whole new meaning. The play is part improvisation and all comedy. The audience is encouraged to mingle and interact with the characters to ask questions and try to solve the puzzle. If, however, individuals prefer to simply sit and observe, that's fine too. The solution is always revealed before the end of the night. Dinner will be served in addition to the show. Asilent auction follows. Linda Crowder, the director of the Children's Museum, warns that tickets to the event sell quickly. She said 75 have already been sold by word of mouth alone. The cost is $60 a ticket. The fun starts at 6 p.m. at Chateau Elan. Call 385-5437 for more information. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Volunteers Dave Bonczak and Phyllis Stowers help set up signs Tuesday morning for the upcoming U.S. Sport Aviation Expo at the Sebring Regional Airport. The four-day event begins Thursday and will feature a variety of Light Sport Aircraft and exhibitors. Gates open at 8 a.m., exhibits open 9 a.m.-5 p.m, daily. General admission is $10. Getting ready to fly Courtesy pho to Cast members from Sleuths, a theater group out of Orlando are in character for their production of Holidaze in Hillendale" an audience participation evening of comedy and mystery with the audience trying to figure out who did what to whom. Sleuths show on Feb. 12 to benefit Children's Museum By SAMANTHAGHOLARsgholar@newssun.com SEBRING The Sebrin g Public Library will be parti cipating in a statewide proje ct next week. The event, calle d "Snapshot: ADay in the Li fe of Florida Libraries," is par t of the American Library Association's plan to organ ize greater interest in publi c libraries nationwide. Sebring Library Director Mary Myers is enthusiastic about the Jan. 25 event and expressed her thoughts on the upcoming program in a recent press release. "I hope Floridians far an d wide visit their library that day. Library Snapshot Day provides an opportunity to show our leaders and lawmakers what kind of results libraries deliver our commu nities," Myers wrote. The library will spend th e day collecting statistics as well as visitor comments an d concerns in order to better the library as well as the community. The importance of the day is to show how residents utilize the facility and how it can make a difference in everyday life. Photographs of patrons will also be collected for data information. The library is located at 319 WCenter Ave. Contact Myers at email@example.com. Sebring library will take part in statewide program Associated PressGAINESVILLE AUniversity of Florida-led group of international scientists has assembled the genome sequences for two citrus varieties. The sequencing, which was announced Tuesday, is a first for citrus. Scientists and citrus farmers hope that the new research will aid farmers who want better fruit flavor and quality, and unlock the secrets behind citrus diseases such as greening, which is a deadly threat to the state's $9 billion citrus industry. The genome sequence was assembled for the sweet orange and the Clementine mandarin.Education commissioner to handle class sizesPENSACOLA Florida's Board of Education says the state's education commissioner and the Legislature will deal with school districts violating class-size limits. Meeting in Pensacola Tuesday on morning, board members said the commissioner will work with districts to discuss fines and penalties. First citrus genome sequences assembled
W e congratulate Lake Placid P olice Chief Phil W illiam's for foll owing his cons cience and taking a ction to correct a d angerous intersect ion when he was n ot sure the town c ouncil would a pprove.Three accidents have a lready occurred at the inters ection of Eucalyptus Street, a s mall side road running behind W algreen's on U.S. 27, and I nterlake Boulevard at that p oint a busy thoroughfare, e specially at rush hours. The council had hoped r emoving the three parking p laces directly north of the corn er would make it easier for d rivers to see on-coming traffic f rom the west. Williams also worried, howe ver, about the traffic heading west, and the chances every driver takes trying to cross Interlake to go west. We agree, as inconvenient to local drivers as it is, that the right turn only option being put into place by Williams is the sensible, logical fix. We do not mean to imply that the town council was derelict in its duty. It was not. The council addressed the issue and took an action. What strikes us as unusual, however, and remarkable in the best way, is that Williams had the courage to do what he felt was right choosing a more radical solution even though it could have cost him his job. As it turned out, at least council member Debra Worley agreed with him, and council member Ray Royce supported his initiative something that did not surprise us. Lake Placid council members are committed to the community. But, hindsight is easy. Tossing and turning before hand, measuring the balance between public safety and job security, Williams made a decision many of us might not have had the courage to take. It's one thing to sit at home and say, "That's what I should have done." It's an entirely different thing to actually do it. While we are ever hopeful individuals in government, either elected or hired, will rise to the occasion and do right by the people, we have become a bit cynical. After scandals like government employees siphoning off gas and sticking the taxpayer; or overbilling the county and sticking the taxpayer; or using taxpayer computers and taxpayer time to flirt and not work, it is entirely refreshing to find an individual who puts the safety of the taxpayer first, even before his own. Of course, we expect our first responders to be brave, even heroic. Adrenaline fortified courage, however, is of a different kind. Someone who runs into a burning building without a thought of his own safety, isn't always as willing to sacrifice his career to as good a cause. We admire Chief Williams because he did. We admire the town council for recognizing that. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 19, 2011Page 3A EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. email@example.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. email@example.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. firstname.lastname@example.org PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org Point out the sources E ditor: It seems to me that if someone e xpresses opinions decrying "hate" s peech, that individual should be h onest enough to point out all the s ources from which it comes. I nstead, some (like a gentleman w ho recently had a letter printed in y our paper) prefer to insinuate that t his type of speech comes only from t he Right. Well, good thing there are those o f us out here who can balance out t hat type of purposeful deceit. Here are some examples from an a rticle written by Victor Davis H anson on Jan. 9, 2011, titled P olitical Vultures: What are we to m ake of Obama's warning of "handt o-hand combat" if the Republicans t ake over; or his comment that one o f his supporters could "tear [Sean H annity] up"; or his Untouchables b oast that "if they bring a knife to t he fight, we bring a gun"; or his a dvice to supporters of his president ial campaign to argue with R epublicans and independents and get in their face"? Why would a p resident boast about figuring out whose a** to kick," or, in a clim ate of fear about terrorism, call h is opponents "hostage takers"? In a post-9/11 world, is it prudent f or the commander-in-chief to say o f his political opponents, "Here's t he problem: It's almost like they've got they've got a bomb strapped to them and they've got their hand on the trigger. You don't want them to blow up"? What about, "But you've got to kind of talk them, ease that finger off the trigger"? If you are looking for incendiary rhetoric that could result in someone taking up arms, look no further than our very own Commander-inChief. You could almost make a case that if anyone, other than Jared Loughner himself, is responsible for the atrocity in Arizona, it could be President Obama. Please note that most of us who live in real America believe that each individual should be held accountable for his or her own actions. Apparently, many on the left do not hold that same opinion. Just for fun, here are a couple more examples. On Oct. 23, 2010 the Scranton Times reported that Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) said this about Florida's new Republican Governor Rick Scott: "That Scott down there that's running for governor of Florida," Mr. Kanjorski said. "Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him." And who can forget, Democratic Senator Harry Mitchell, who during his 2006 Senatorial race against J.D. Hayworth, ran an ad in which Hayworth was pictured in the crosshairs of a weapon. So, for those of you who are really serious about discussing so-called political hate speech, at least have the personal decency and integrity to be honest. Shame on you for trying to mislead the general public. Don't worry, thanks are not necessaryI'm glad to provide this service free of charge. Mike Lee Lake PlacidA major threat to the American workers' jobsEditor: An open letter to the President of these United States: How safe is our democracy? And its electoral process? Foreign funding by foreign nations of America's elections through the American Chamber of Commerce, a world trade group." Jobs ... jobs ... jobs. The major threat to the American workers'jobs is the so-called American Chamber of Commerce. It should be called the World Chamber of Commerce for that is exactly what it is. For many years it has been controlled by multi-national corporations working toward the destruction of the solvency of all nations and the destruction of their borders. "It is the world's working class worst nightmare." The United States Congress is catering to a foreign entity for its huge coffers to keep them in political power. "Their power." Unlimited funds come from all over the world, affecting America's political elections. The many different results of their activities is the loss of American jobs in all industries: Meat packing industries; housing and construction industry; the farming industry; heavy industry, white collar jobs. There is no industry that is left untouched. By an illegal work force promoted by the chamber. They now wish to finish killing the American work force: By promoting amnesty for all illegal, complete destruction of our borders opening up trucking into the United States by Mexican trucks and drivers. An attack on our entire transportation system nationwide. They are also asking for the complete deregulation of all lobbyists. The American Chamber of Commerce has brought about a total collapse of the American system of trade and should be held accountable. They have done more damage to this nation and its'people than any foreign wars. The President and Congress should list them as a foreign entity and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. They are a foreign world trade group, not an American trade group. The American worker should demand that the Congress check into the actions of its'worst nightmare in the job market. The American Chamber of Commerce agenda is not putting American workers back to work but rather replacing them with foreign workers. The American unions and world unions should declare war on the multi-national foreign controlled "American Chamber of Commerce ." Billie E. Jewe tt Sebrin g Hispanic representation needed on committeeEditor: An open letter to Avon Park Cit y Manager Bruce Behrens: After careful consideration abou t you establishing a citizen committ ee who will review the applications, I would like to know who the "some others" you have chosen may be. There has been a lot of controve rsy in the past before you came to Avon Park and took on the title as city manager of not involving the Hispanic leaders/citizens in the city's decisions. In the past I confronted our past city manager, Sara h (Adelt), about having a Hispanic o n the committee in search of a police chief. I would like to see either a Hispanic or a Hispanic leader on t he fire chief citizens committee. Plea se keep in mind that it is important to the Hispanic community that they are included in the city's decision making. Patricia Aust in Avon Park It takes a brave man to go against the grain During a recent radio interview I was asked why it is that conservative broadcasters are so much more successful than their progressive, or liberal, counterparts. The question was particularly intriguing considering its source: the host of a progressive radio show in Central California. In terms of audience size, the canyon between right and left on radio's political spectrum is huge. Top conservatives Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Michael Savage reach a combined audience of roughly 50 million listeners a week. The most successful liberal talk hosts, such as Ed Schultz and Randi Rhodes, each pull about 3 million weekly. The story is the same on cable-TVwhere Fox News Channel with Hannity, Beck and Bill O'Reilly leading the charge attracts twice as many viewers as liberal MSNBC featuring Schultz, Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. November's election results notwithstanding, the political imbalance on radio and cable has little to do with the way the population splits to the left or right. The major parties have roughly the same number of ardent supporters year to year, and the fluctuations in voting numbers simply do not track with the radio and TVratings. Some say the success of conservative radio can be traced to 1987 when the Reagan administration put an end to the Fairness Doctrine, making it easier for broadcasters to be one-sided. Others cite the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which led to megachains of stations and the widespread duplication of successful formats including conservative talk radio which gradually took over the stronger radio outlets in most markets. But such arguments really overlook the simpler truths of the matter: conservative broadcasters serve an audience that is often angry and easily stirred, that wants to be reinforced more than challenged, and that doesn't always feel compelled to slavishly adhere to the facts of a matter. More importantly, conservative broadcasters across the dial are vastly more entertaining than their liberal counterparts. Limbaugh and Beck are polished performers, with enough shtick in th e tank to keep trucke rs engrossed over the long haul, or to rouse tired shift workers on the driv e to and from home. Indeed, the daring diatribe of the righ t is so compelling th at it often seems as if the most dedicated listeners of conservative broadcasters are their progressive compe titors. Over the years Keith Olbermann has gradually made his MSNBC program unwatchable as he obsessed over whatever outrageous statement Limbaugh had made on radio earlier in the day. Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz, each highly acclaimed on radio, emulate d Olbermann's style when the y came to cable and they, too, became tedious to watch. Right-wing broadcasters, on the other hand, don't dwell on what left-wing hosts are saying they and their liste ners couldn't care less. Worse, some liberal commentators have taken to name-calling and other tactics that they find so reprehensible in rants by the righ t. When Schultz calls Limbaugh "The Drugster" and House Speaker John Boehner "The Tan Man" he his taking the battle to the street, where he can't ever win. When Schultz says he doesn't want Republicans as guests because he "doesn't care" what they have to say, and refers to them as "bastards" out to destroy the American dream, he's surre ndering in the war of words that his listeners want him t o fight with eloquence. The host who was interviewing me about all this, a fellow named Hal Ginsberg has coined a slogan for his progressive outlet, KRXA: "Think for yourself." And therein, I believe, lies much of the problem for on-air lib erals. Their audience [ital] does [end ital] prefer to thin k for itself it doesn't need th e recurrent ramblings of broad casters to show the way, at least not at great length. Abetter slogan for progressives might actually be: "Speak for yourself." Which is why liberal radio works better for those behind the microphone than for those expected to sit and listen. Peter Funt is a writer and public speaker; he may be reached at www.CandidCamera.com, he's also the long-time host of "Candid Camera." Reasons why conservative air raid has worked well Candid Thoughts Peter Funt 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. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. 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Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, January 19, 2011www.newssun.com IMPORTANT NOTICE TO: HIGHLANDS COUNTY HOMEOWNERS FROM: C. RAYMOND MCINTYRE, HIGHLANDS COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER RE: HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FILING PERIOD The annual filing period for Homestead Exemption is January 1, 2011 through March 1, 2011. Please visit our office at the Government Center in Sebring to file applications for all exemptions. The following is a list of all exemptions offered to you as a resident of Florida: Homestead Exemption (Maximum of $50,000): In order to qualify you must own your home and make it your permanent residence on or before January 1, 2011 and be a full-time resident of Florida (requires Florida drivers license if you drive, Florida vehicle tag for your vehicle if you own a vehicle, and voters I.D. in the county in which you live if you are a registered voter.) If divorced please provide copy of your divorce papers. Additional Senior Homestead Exemption ($15,000): To qualify you must meet the requirements listed above for homestead exemption and you must be over 65 years of age (as of January 1, 2011) and have an adjusted gross income of $25,780 (household income) or less for the year 2010. Please contact our office for more details on income requirements for this exemption. (This exemption amount applies only to the taxable value for Board of County Commissioners.) Widows Exemption ($500): To qualify you must meet the same criteria as listed above for Homestead Exemption and you must be a widow. Widowers Exemption ($500): To qualify you must meet the same criteria as listed above for Homestead Exemption and you must be a widower. Disability Exemption (Varies depending on the type and level of disability): To qualify you must meet the same requirements listed above for Homestead Exemption and certain requirements regarding doctors documentation or VAs letter regarding your disability. Contact our office for specific requirements concerning this exemption. We will have clerks in Avon Park and Lake Placid to take applications at the following locations and times: Avon Park City Hall Council Chambers Tuesday January 25th From 10am to 4pm Address: 110 E. Main St. Lake Placid City Office Wednesday & Thursday January 26th & 27th From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Address: 311 W. Interlake Blvd We are located at 560 South Commerce Avenue in Sebring or you can contact us at the following numbers: Avon Park (453-7538) Sebring (402-6659) Lake Placid (465-2464) s tarted. Free food and games for t he kids, along with the servi ce, were a draw as the Avon P ark Police and Fire D epartments showed their s upport for the event by supp lying information and vehic les for the parade. City offices were officially c losed in observance of K ing's birthday. Many just wanted to show t heir support by volunteering, d espite the rain. "I have volunteered to c ook every year," said volunt eer Darrin Bailey. "This is i mportant." Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE V olunteer Darrin Bailey puts the finishing touches on some of the food served on Monday during the Martin Luther Day Celebration. News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Despite the rain, these parade participants safely turn the corner to enter the parking lot by Memorial Field where the march ended and the celebration began. News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Two women share an umbrella as they march during the Martin Luther King Celebration on Monday in Avon Park. News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE A mother tries to keep her children dry on Monday as they waited for their turn in the bounce houses. ED BALDRIDGE Little Ja'zariah Greene at 5 1/2 months, was probably the youngest at the MLK Day Celebration in Avon Park. MLK Day rain can't dampen spirits Follow the News-Sun while you follow your friends www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect.
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scription. Pearl Nicole Dicapua, 25, of Frostproof, was charged with possession of harmful new legend drug without prescription; possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of controlled substance without prescription; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. James Lee Gardner, 24, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or aggravated battery, offender knew/should have known victim pregnant. Tucker Stephen Keener, 24, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Thomas Bernard Nelson, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; and domestic violence or battery, committing domestic violence by strangulation. Joel Wayne Ralston, 31, of Avon Park, was charged with petit theft. Joanna Denise Robarts, 37, of Wauchula, was charged with grand theft. Marie Franklin Tomlin, 34, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cocaine; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Galyn Oakley Turnbull, 24, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, refusing to accept or sign citation; and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Guillermo Velazquez, 18, of Sebring, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Jan. 15: Matthew Earl Chapman, 26, of Sebring, was charged with grand theft; and burglary of structure. David Allen Crawford, 21, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court for violation of injunction against repeated violence. Michele Rose Cunti, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. David Eugenio, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Jason Richard Leclerc, 30, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Joshua Michael Martinez, 21, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Usiel Mendez, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license; and passing forged driver license or identification card. Nezondra Miller, 44, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; tampering with, fabricating or destroying physical evidence; resisting officer, obstruction without violence; possession of cocaine; and issuing or obtaining property with worthless check. Charles Edward O'Donnell, 34, of Sebring, was charged with out-of-county warrant for grand theft. Enrique Ray Vega, 30, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; operating motor vehicle without valid driver license; and hit and run, leaving scene of crash involving damage. Ederick James Walker, 41, of Avon Park, was charged with false identification given to law enforcement; and driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense. Raymond Thomas Watson, 34, of Orlando, was charged with driving with suspended or revoked license. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, Jan. 14: James Scott Chavis, 41, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Kaiyana Taiviee Ellington, 27, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription. Wayne Joseph Esposito, 61, of Winter Haven, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence; possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. John Robert Franklin, 35, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or cruelty toward child, infliction of physical or mental injury. Frank Dylan Gazaway, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with carrying concealed electric weapon or device. Robert Hall, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription. Joel Rafael More, 19, of Oakland, N.J., was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. James Richard Schwenk, 20, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of structure; and possession of burglary tools. Derrail Kenyon Snell, 28, of Sebring, was charged with possession of controlled substance without violence; driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense; and false identification given to law enforcement officer. 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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 Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER Ford said in a follow up interview Tuesday morning. "Between September and December it dropped 8.9 inches. We want to know why. There is no record of releases, and we're at a loss to explain it." Ford said Lake June is not the only lake with lower water levels. The phenomenon is common to all the surrounding area lakes. SWFWMD only has one release gate in the county G-90 in Leisure Lakes. Most of the water movement in the county is beyond the agency's control. Runoff water from Lake June, among other sources, moves without restrictions down Josephine and Jack Creeks to where they converge south of Lake Placid. This means the area is prone to flooding. Whatever steps SWFWMD takes using the G-90 gate are to prevent that flooding downstream which it did in September. When asked if SWFWMD released water to other drought-affected counties or cities, people at the Monday meeting were told, without qualification, that water is not released to Tampa it is part of a different watershed system or to Lake Okeechobee, which is too far away from Central Florida sources fo r water to reach the lake. Michael Holtcamp, who oversees operations for SWFWMD and sets water levels, said his agency did n't like managing the lake at such a low level and would look and see if high er water levels could be maintained. The lack of control over Josephine and Jack Creeks however, along with seepage into other lakes like Lake Francis, and the drought, complicates that goal. It's the downside of living in a natural environment, Ford said. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y At least 100 water front home owners turned out Monday at Bishop Park to listen to a presentation by representatives of the Southwest Florida Water Management District regarding dropped water levels in Lake June-in-Winter. Dave Crane, who supervises structural operations for SWFWMD, stands extreme right. Water levels have boaters beached a s was the case in the past. "We are no longer sold out d uring the Races. There are a dditional hotels, and supply, i n addition to reduced d emand," said Elwell. Elwell pointed out that if M arch and February have c ome down quite a bit, then J une and July have come d own quite a bit, too. "In general, the TDC is d oing a great job," Elwell p ointed out. "I would like to see the T DC try to bring in tourists i n the off-peak times and to e ncourage them to work on t he grant applications to w ork on marketing," Elwell p ointed out. "The single strongest point o f marketing to bring tourism d ollars to our county is our W eb site. It is due for a major r evision, and has not been u pdated correctly," Elwell s aid. "There is some outdated information that is unbelievable and still in the system." Elwell pointed out that there are just one or two listings for events on the Web site each month, and that after March, there is no events listed for 2011. Additionally, Elwell pointed out that Barnhills Restaurant, which went out of business four years ago, is still listed. "There is some really old stuff in there. Your mail is probably still going to the old address since your new address is not listed there," Elwell added. "It is our silent salesman. We have to do a whole lot better work on this," Elwell said. "I am a huge fan of what the TDC is and what the TDC does. I just want to make sure that what we spend our tax money on we spend effectively and efficiently as possible." Commissioner Jack Richie asked the TDC and county staff to work on making sure that all tourism dollars are being collected. "That information goes to the state, and they will not share those details with us," Scherlacher said. Tax Collector Eric Zwayer told the board that he was very open to looking at collecting the tourism taxes locally. The TDC and Scherlacher promised to review and return to the commission with new guidelines and suggestions to possibly make the marketing more effective. Continued from page 1A Tourism drop a concern for county I would like to see the TDC try to bring in tourists in the off-peak times.'DONELWELL county commissioner Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun
www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 19, 2011Page 7A Brooke Marie Deery passed away on January 14, 2011. She was 22 years old. Brooke was the daughter of Mike Deery and Becky Grippo Deery of Sebring, Florida. She graduated from Sebring High School class of 2007 and was attending SFCC. Brooke was previously employed by Ruby Tuesday, The News Sun and Dr. Oliveros office. She was recently hired to start working at Chicanes in Sebring. Brooke was a member of the SHS and SFCC Art Club, HGMS Cheerleader, Honor Society at HGMS and SHS. Brookes hobbies included Art and Music. Brooke is survived by her Father Mike Deery of Sebring, Mother Becky Grippo Deery of Sebring, Sister Ashley Deery of Sebring, Sister Sabrina Deery of Sebring and Sister Kristal Deery of Sebring. Family friend Donald Denton. Grandmother Lucille Grippo of Sebring, Grandparents Dennis and Eve Deery of Crystal River, FL. Uncle Dan Grippo of Sebring, Uncle Dennis and Aunt Angela Deery of Davie, FL, Aunt Roberta and Uncle Joe Masuelli of Virgina, Uncle Bob Deery of Hollywood, FL, Aunt Stacy and Uncle Shane Lotterer of Woodstock, GA. Godmother Bridget Koornneef, Godfather Vince Garcia. Brooke is also survived by many cousins. Predeceasing her were Grandfather, Theodore L. Grippo of Sebring, Great Grand Father Henry Deery, Great Grandmother Freida Deery, and Uncle Theodore M. Grippo. Services will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park on January 20th, 2011 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to West Sebring Fire Station 10 located at 351 Hammock Road, Sebring FL 33872 in Memory of Brooke Deery. Reception immediately to follow at the West Sebring Station at 2300 Longview court (off of the Sebring Parkway). Brooke Marie Deery ELIZABETH BETTY' BARKERElizabeth "Betty" Barker, 7 8, of Avon Park, Florida, a d evoted and loving Mama a nd Nonnie, passed away S aturday, January 15, 2011, i n Avon Park. She was born i n Middletown, New York, M arch 11, 1932, to Dominick a nd Christine Biamonte. She w as the bookkeeper at B agwell Lumber Company f or over 40 years. Mrs. Barker is survived by h er daughter, Lee Sizemore ( Glenn) of Avon Park; son, J ohnny Barker of Avon Park; g randchildren, Jason S izemore, Renee Faircloth, K alee Barker, Smokee B arker; and great-grandd aughter, Chaise Faircloth. The family will receive f riends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, J anuary 18, 2011 at the S tephenson-Nelson Chapel i n Avon Park. Amemorial M ass will take place at 10 a .m. Wednesday, January 19, 2 011, at Our Lady of Grace C atholic Church in Avon P ark with Father Gerald G rogan celebrating. In lieu o f flowers donations may be m ade to the Good Shepherd H ospice of Highlands C ounty. Services have been e ntrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida 33825 863-453-3101 w ww.stephensonnelsonfh.com D eath NoticesRodney Paul Lane, 89, of A von Park died Jan. 13, 2 011. Stephenson-Nelson F uneral Home Avon Park. OBITUARIES Garden Club calendars for saleAVON PARK 2011 calendars with lovely photographs of flowers, trees and buildings of Avon Park are now being sold at Albritton's Barbershop for $8 each. The calendar, sponsored by the Founders Garden Club, will serve as a souvenir and advertisement of Avon Park. The club plans to sell similar new calendars each year. Monies earned will help the club send Avon Park children to summer camp.Square dance at ReflectionsAVON PARK Reflections on Silver Lake at 1850 US 27 South will be hosting a square dance with the caller Sam Dunn and round dance cuer Phyllis Hathaway on Jan. 22. Aworkshop will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. and the dance will be from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 586-914-2792 for information. Events planned at lodges, postsLAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host music with Jimmy Black at 5:30 p.m. today. Apost meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For details, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host karaoke with Wild Bill from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. For details, call 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will have a ladies board meeting at 7:30 p.m. today. Music will be played by Uptown Country. Earl Bird bingo is set for 6 p.m. Thursday. For lodge event details, call 465-2661. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge will host music by Larry Musgrave from 5-9 p.m. today. AMoose game is set for 8 p.m. DD Karaoke will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call 655-3920.Woman's Club plans BUNCO partySEBRING The GFWC Woman's Club of Sebring will host a Bunco party today at 4260 Lakeview Drive. Game starts at noon; cost is $3, which includes dessert. Call 382-6103 or 382-8901 for reservations and information.The Senior "Senior Prom" is Feb. 19SEBRING An elegant evening is set for Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Sebring Elks with dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing from 7-10 p.m. The Senior "Senior Prom" will feature live music by one of our area's favorite bands, The Skylarks, playing favorites from the Big Band era. This is an annual fundraiser for Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization and proceeds from the event will help with the continuing rehab program and support groups. The purchase of tickets will ensure the program's longevity. Tickets are available for $30 at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce or at HALLO, 112 Medical Center Ave., (Monday, Wednesday or Friday) by calling 3851196 or 655-5241. Singles most welcome; this is not only for couples. Come and enjoy an elegant evening of fine food, music and fun. There will be a Prom King and Queen chosen and a cash bar; the event is semi formal attire (tuxedos not required).Miss Fits plan casino tripAVON PARK Miss Fits, Red Hats will host their annual day trip to Immokalee Casino on Thursday. Cost is $30 per person. The casino will return $30 free play and a $ 5 food voucher. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. from The Knoll Clubhouse. Reservations need to be made in advance. Call Pauline Gittleson at 4538827 or Rita Dawson, 4525647 as soon as possible.Paul Todd Concert tickets available at doorSEBRING Tickets will be available at the door for the Paul Todd Concert at Tanglewoodthis Thursday. Reserved seats are $12. The box officeopens at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tanglewood is a hal f mile north of the Sebring Walmart. All proceeds from this concert, sponsored By Edward Jones-Alan J. Holmes, go to the Tanglewood Residents' Cancer Benefit.AP society to hold annual banquetAVON PARK Tickets are now on sale for the annual banquet of the Historical Society of Avon Park. It takes place Saturda y, Feb. 12 at the Hotel Jacaranda, with a social ho ur at 6:30 p.m. and dinner, fea turing prime rib and stuffed chicken breast, at 7 p.m. Cost is $30. Tickets are available from the hotel, th e Depot Museum and the Avo n Park Chamber of Commerc e. The program is a change of pace from past banquets Called "An Evening of Memories," it will be made up of members of the audience talking about their memories of Avon Park. Also on the agenda is the election of board members for a three-year term. Election of officers takes place at the board meeting on Feb. 21. "APeople's History" wil l also be on sale at the banquet, along with other item s from the Depot Museum's gift shop. For more information, ca ll banquet committee member Jean Jordan at 453-6957. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS By ESTHER HARRIS Special to the News-SunQuestion: I do not have d irect deposit yet so I still r eceive my Social Security c heck in the mail. What do I do if I fail to receive my S ocial Security check? Answer: If you still are r eceiving checks by mail, p lease wait until three days a fter the date you normally r eceive your payment b efore calling. If you still h ave not received your paym ent by then, contact us at 1 -800-772-1213. Please c onsider direct deposit for f uture payments because y ou will never have to w orry about late or missing p ayments. Learn more at w ww.socialsecurity.gov/dep o sit Question: How do I r equest proof of my benefit a mount? Answer: You can use y our SSA-1099 form as p roof of your income if you r eceive Social Security b enefits, or you can use the a nnual cost-of-living a djustment notice as verific ation of your current benef its. You also can make an o nline request for a Proof o f Income Letter at h ttps://secure.ssa.gov/apps 6 z/BEVE/main.html or you m ay call Social Security's t oll-free number, 1-8007 72-1213. People who are d eaf or hard-of-hearing m ay call our toll-free TTY n umber, 1-800-325-0778, b etween 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. o n Monday-Friday. Question: I began coll ecting Social Security r etirement benefits at age 6 2, but also continued w orking. Now I am full r etirement age. Do I need t o report my earnings to S ocial Security? Answer: No. When you r each full retirement age, y ou no longer need to r eport your earnings to S ocial Security. You do, h owever, need to report e arnings for those months i n the calendar year before t he month you reach full r etirement age. For example, if you reach it in May, you would need to report your earnings total for the four earlier months. If you are under full retirement age when you start getting your Social Security payments, $1 in benefits will be deducted for each $2 you earn above the annual limit. For 2010 and 2011, that limit is $14,160. In the calendar year you attain full retirement age, $1 in benefits will be deducted for each $3 you earn above a higher annual limit up to the month of full retirement age attainment. For 2010 and 2011, that limit is $37,680. Learn your full retirement age by consulting the chart at www.socialsecurity.gov/reti re2/agereduction.htm Question: I am retired and I receive a monthly withdrawal from an IRA. I plan to apply for Social Security benefits. Will the money from my IRAbe considered earnings that could reduce my monthly benefits? Answer: No. Non-work income such as pensions, annuities, investment income, interest, capital gains, and other government benefits are not counted and will not affect your Social Security benefits. For more information, we suggest the following publications: Retirement Benefits (Publication No. 05-10035) and How Work Affects Your Benefits (Publication No.05-10069). You can find both online at www.socialsecurity.gov Question: Are Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits taxable? Answer: No. SSI payments are not taxable. You will not receive an annual form SSA-1099. You can learn more about SSI by reading the online publication, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) at www.socialsecurity.gov/pub s/11000.html Question: I applied for disability benefits three months ago and still haven't received an answer. When should I expect to be notified of the decision? Answer: The length of time it takes to receive a decision on your disability claim is usually from three to five months. It can vary depending on several factors, but primarily on: The nature of your disability; How quickly we obtain medical evidence from your doctor or other medical source; Whether it is necessary to send you for a medical examination to obtain evidence to support your claim; and Whether your claim is randomly selected for quality assurance review of the decision. The more information you can provide about your disability and medical providers during the initial application, the more likely the process will go faster. The best way to prepare for a disability application is to use the Disability Starter Kit located online at www.socialsecurity.gov/disability/disability_starter_kit s.htm Esther Harris is the district manager of the Social Security branch in Sebring. Checks by mail take longer than those deposited directly By DAVID PORTER Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced the arrests of two men who are accused of stealing e-mail addresses and other information from more than 100,000 Apple iPad users a security vulnerability that AT&T revealed months ago. Daniel Spitler, 26, of San Francisco, and Andrew Auernheimer, 25, of Fayetteville, Ark., face charges of fraud and conspiracy to access a computer without authorization. Both men were scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday afternoon, Spitler in Newark and Auernheimer in Fayetteville. In June, AT&T Inc. acknowledged a security weak spot that exposed the e-mail addresses of apparently more than 100,000 iPad users. The company said the vulnerability affected only iPad users who signed up for AT&T's "3G" wireless Internet service and that it had fixed the problem. It involved an insecure way that AT&T's website would prompt iPad users when they tried to log into their AT&T accounts through the devices. The site would supply users' email addresses, to make logins easier, based on unique codes contained in the SIM cards inside their iPads. SIM cards are used to tell cell phone networks which subscriber is trying to use the service. A hacker group that called itself Goatse Security claimed at the time to have discovered the weakness and said it was able to trick AT&T's site into coughing up more than 114,000 e-mail addresses, including those of famous media personalities and important government officials. A representative for the group told The Associated Press in June that the group contacted AT&T and waited until the vulnerability was fixed before going public with the information. According to an affidavit filed in June and unsealed last month, the suspects used a computer script they called "the iPad3G Account Slurper" that mimicked the behavior of an iPad 3G so that AT&T's servers would falsely believe they were communicating with an actual iPad. The theft of the e-mail addresses occurred between June 3 and June 8, according to the affidavit. On June 9, the information was provided to the website www.gawker.com, which published an article on the breach. The affidavit also claims Auernheimer bragged about the operation in a blog posting on June 9 and an interview with CNET published online on June 10, but later backtracked from those statements. It quotes him from a New York Times article declaring, "I hack, I ruin, I make piles of money. I make people afraid for their lives." The U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark was scheduled to hold a Tuesday afternoon news conference to detail the investigation. Associated Press writer Jill Zeman Bleed in Little Rock, Ark., contributed to this story. 2 charged with stealing iPad users' information The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
Page 8ANews-Sun Wednesday, January 19, 2011www.newssun.co m 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 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 ROYAL CARE OF AVON PARKIsnt it nice to be in high demand? Everyone wants to hire you, how do you choose?AtRoyal Care of Avon Parkyou will nd the choice easy. We offer an excellent benet package. You can earn up to two weeks vacation, and that is only in your rst year of employment plus eight holidays. Salary based on experience. C.N.A. Full Time 7 3 shift NURSES Full Time 7am 7pm and 7pm 7am Apply in person at: Royal Care of Avon Park 1213 W. Stratford Rd. Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 453-6674 EOE, M/F, DFWP 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 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: 863-385-3866 NOW 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 FARM LABORER6 openings. Temporary. King's Tree Farm, located in Hampstead, Carroll County, MD. Performs a combination of following duties concerned with preparing soil, cultivating, and otherwise participating in horticultural activities under close supervision in nursery. Hauls & spreads topsoil, peat moss, & other materials to condition land. Digs & rakes soil to prepare for planting. Water plants & shrubs. Moves containerized shrubs & tress, using wheelbarrow. Digs up shrubs & trees, & wraps their roots with burlap. No exp. nec. $9.94/hr. Employer guarantees 3/4 of work days of the total contract period 3/01/2011 12/15/2011. Work tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no cost. Housing will be made available at no cost to workers, including U.S. workers, who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each working day. Transportation & subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided or paid by the employer upon completion of 50 percent of the work contract. Apply for this job at the nearest office of the Florida Workforce Agency. Refer to Job Order Number MD0175241. 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 2000 EmploymentBABYSITTER NEEDEDF/T position for 4 months. Must have Infant CPR Certification. Background check. 863-446-3826 1450BabysittersLOST DOG,small, dirty brown color, wiry hair. Missing Sun, Jan 16th, A. P. Est off Duncan Rd. Call 863-449-0259 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2010-CA-000279 DIVISION: UCN: 282010CA000279XXCIC WALTER MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC Plaintiff, vs. ISBETH BORDOY; ERNESTO GARCIA; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, PURSUANT TO THE JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE ENTERED IN THE ABOVE CAUSE, I WILL SELL THE PROPERTY SITUATED IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS: LOTS 12 & 13 OF SEBRING HIGHLANDS ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 92 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA AT PUBLIC SALE, TO THE HIGHEST AND BEST BIDDER, FOR CASH, ON FEBRUARY 9, 2011, AT 11:00 AM AT HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SEBRING, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT THE A.D.A. ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE CLERK OF THE COURT NOT LATER THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING, AT 600 S. COMMERCE AVE. SUITE B233, SEBRING, FL 33870. *IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, VOICE 1-800-955-8770. THIS IS NOT A COURT INFORMATION LINE. DATED: January 13, 2011. CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk January 19, 26, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2010-CA-000930 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. FRANZ PERRIER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRANZ PERRIER; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS 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, Defendants. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO. 08001381GCS FLAGSTAR BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. JOSE DELGADO, et. al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 12, 2011, and entered in Case No. 08001381GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, F.S.B., is a Plaintiff and JOSE DELGADO, REBEKAH LEANN DELGADO; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendants. ROBERT W. GERMAINE as 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 9, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 9, BLOCK 6, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO. 9, ACCORDING TO PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 50, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th 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 should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Court's disability coordinator at 863-402-6510, 600 S. COMMERCE AVE., SUITE B233, SEBRING, FL 33870. If hearing impaired, contact (TDD) 800-955-8771 via Florida Relay System. January 19, 26, 2011 ATTENTION COMCAST CABLE CUSTOMERS On, or around February 23, 2011, the following channel line-up change will be effective for Comcast subscribers in Highlands County, Polk County and surrounding areas. • CSPAN3 will be removed from the Digital Economy tierSubscription to Limited Basic Service is required to receive any other level of TV service. Additional equipment may be required to receive certain services. Customer must purchase or rent a converter and a remote control for a separate charge to receive certain services. HDTV service may require certain levels of service or subscription to Premium channels for some programming. Certain services are available separately or as part of another level of service. Comcast service is subject to Comcast's standard terms and conditions of service. After a notice of a re-tiering of a TV service, you may change your level of service at no additional charge for a period of 30 days from the effective date of the change. Otherwise, changes in the services you receive at your request may be subject to the installation/repair pricing listed. Programming, channel locations and packaging are subject to change. Services not available in all areas, restrictions apply. For information about all of our product offerings, please visit www.comcast.com January 19, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-001292 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES, OF MARIE G. PICKEL, DECEASED; MARY J. CLARK; MATTHEW PICKEL; CARL PICKEL; IF LIVING INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASIGNEEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); HAMPTON WOODS OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 10-1001 GCS CHRISTOPHER A. SELPH, Plaintiff, vs. JESSICA CANDELARIO; MELVIN CANDELARIO; SEBRING HEART CENTER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND A GAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL 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; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENA NTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: MELVIN CANDELARIO LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 1214 SPINKS LANE SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 or if the aforesaid person is dead, then his unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, through, under or against him; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or interest in and to the land hereafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose the following described property in Highlands County, Florida, to wit: West 1/2 of Lot 18, Block E of SILVER FOX RANCH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 41, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, together with a Road Easement over the North 25 feet of the East 1/2 of Lot 18 as reserved in O.R. Book 971, Page 195, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, together with a 1972 DOLP mobile home ID #5067 and title #5250813. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, 1050Legals 1050Legals CLASSIFIEDS 1050Legals 1050LegalsNOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida; I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOT 4, IN BLOCK 235, OF PLACID LAKES, SECTION TWENTY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 224 Jamaica Way Northeast, Lake Placid, FL 33852, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the basement of the courthouse in the Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on February 11, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. 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. Disability Language: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administrator's Office, 10th Judicial Circuit, P.O.Box 9000, Drawer J-102, Bartow, Florida 33830-9000, phone (941) 4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. Dated this January 10, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 19, 26, 2011 UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF MARIE G. PICKEL, DECEASED; CARL PICKEL; Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HERBY required to file your answer or written defenses, is any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law Offices of Daniel Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813)915-8660, fascimile (813)915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: Lot 31, HAMPTON WOODS SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 49, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. If you fail to file your answer or written defenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HIGHLANDS County this 3rd day of January, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to partcipate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. January 12, 19, 2011 on the Plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address is: Pamela T. Karlson, P.A. 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before February 25, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on January 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk January 19, 26, 2011 Contact Us By Phone (863) 385-6155 By Mail 2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870 By E-Mail www.newssun.com/contact/ 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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MUST SELL! $17,900 obo. Will deliver. 630-631-8722 (cell). 8400RecreationalVehicles20' 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 & Supplies SEBRING-HUGE-INSIDE-MULTIFAMILYSALE! 544 N. Ridgewood Dr, Sat. Only, Jan 22nd, 7am-? Appliances, furniture, glassware, antiques & baby items, MISC. SEBRING615Moon Ranch Rd, Thur Fri -Sat-Sun Jan 20 thru 23 9 am 4 pm. Portable washer/dyer, 1000's of items. Hoarder Sale!! SEBRING -Sat. Jan. 22nd, 8am 3314 Sparkling Dr, 1 block off Scenic Hwy, down Summit, turn rt, Tools household items, some antiques, lots of misc. SEBRING -Multi Family Community wide sale @ hickory Ridge Dr. (2.5 miles E on 98) before RR tracks, turn rt. & follow signs, Fri-Sat, Jan. 21-22, 8am-4pm. Lots of tools & Much More! SEBRING -Francis I Estates, 332 Tigertail Rd, Fri-Sat, Jan 21-22, 7am-4pm. Household items, tools, LOTS OF MISC. 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 -Desoto Park Annual Sale, 3130 Pond Dr. off Desoto City Rd. Fri Jan. 21 8am-4pm-Sat Jan. 22 8am 1pm. Lunch counter, bake sale, crafts, furn., appl. clothing, ETC. SEBRING -1702 Theon Ct. (one mile N. of circle on 17). Thur-Fri-Sat, Jan 20-21-22, 8am-? Duck decories, old wood planes, outdoor furn., ladders, lots of tool & Much Much More! LAKE PLACIDTwo Family Sale Leisure Lakes 3032 Brooklands Ave. Fri-Sat-Sun Jan 21-22-23 8am-? Tools, household items, window a/c. Lots Of Misc! LAKE PLACIDRummage Sale, baked goods & much more! Serving breakfast & snacks. Lake Placid Elks lodge, 200 CR 621 behind Winn Dixie. Sat. Jan. 22nd, 8AM Noon. AVON PARKVILLA DEL SOL PAR K WIDE SALE! (behind Winn Dixie) Sat Jan. 22nd, 8am-12pm. 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 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 RANGE -Kenmore. smooth glass top, white, works excellent, looks okay. $100 863-385-0650 MATTRESS TWIN( 1ONLY). 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By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comAvon Park lost to Miami LaSalle 58-48 on Saturday at the Wally Keller Classic in Port Charlotte after losing center Alonzo Robertson to an injury last week. The loss puts the Devils at 13-4 for the season, but does not tarnish their perfect district record. The Devils are the number one seed in District 9-3A play, having beaten every team in the district. The loss of center Robertson in the third period of the Frostproof game on Friday to a knee injury slowed the Devil's inside game considerably. The Devils left the first in a tie with the Royal Lions, but ended up down 33-28 at the half. Both teams dropped into defense in the third and neither could gain a clear advantage, but Avon Park bit into the lead slightly by out-scoring LaSalle 4-3. In the final run, the Lions were able to extend their lead despite Avierre Conner's 15 points and Reggie Baker's five assists and eight rebounds. Robertson is reportedly on crutches and has to visit doctors again this week for an assessment of the damage to his right leg. In obvious pain on Friday, Robertson had to be helped from the court and out of the gym as he left for the hospital after diving for a loose ball. The Devils were back in action against Ft. Meade Tuesday and finish out the week at Hardee Thursday an d at home against Mulber ry Friday. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, January 19, 2011NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHN E Lady Red Devil Marium Olupitan, above, and Blue Streak Lauren Welborn, above right, were among 21 area athletes that moved on t o the State Qualifying from Saturday's Sectional Qualifier at Sebring. By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Highlands C ounty hit black jack S aturday in the Firemen's F ield Fieldhouse, qualifying 2 1 lady lifters for the State Q ualifier next Wednesday in P ort Charlotte. The Lady Blue Streaks l ead the wave of impressive p erformances in the six-team S ectional Qualifier, with 11 g irls powering their way to t he next level by finishing in t he top three in their respect ive weight classes. The Lady Red Devils and Green Dragons both saw five girls advance as well, providing a strong area contingent in each weight class to represent the county. Two came out of the 101 class, as Lake Placid's Brandy McMahon totaled 150 pounds to take first, with Sebring's Amanda Hicks coming in a close second with 145 pounds lifted between the bench press and clean and jerk. Highlands County took all three spots in the 110 class with a very close race for the top spot. Avon Park's Marium Olupitan and Sebring's Bianca Nortelus each hit the 200-pound mark, getting 100 pounds up in each lift, but Olupitan's pre-meet weigh in had her 1.4 pounds lighter to win the tie-breaker. Blue Streak Carlee Hill took third with dual 90s for a 180-pound total. The Lady Dragons took the top two spots at 119 with Salina Walker taking first with a 190-pound total and Tobisha Andrews hoisting 175 for second. Two more came out of the 129 class, though it was LaBelle's Amanda Lopez taking first with a 240 total. Sebring's Brittany Lockhart just missed her goal of 125 on the bench, settling for 120 as part of her 230 total for second place. Yarensi Sanchez took third for the Lady Dragons with 175 pounds. The numbers continued to pile up at 139, where again the top three spots were taken by county athletes. Lauren Welborn secured the win for the Streaks with a 230 total and another close race for second had to be settled by the weigh-in tie breaker. Sebring's Destiny Sutton and Avon Park's Khadeja Jamison each went for 210, with Sutton getting the weigh-in to go her way by 1.6 pounds. The Blue Streaks moved along two more at 154 with Kemoy Newman taking first with 235 and Shelby Hicks third with 215. Avon Park added anoth er in the 169 class with Jasmi ne Hamilton finishing second at 195 while Sebring 's Anquanette Evans stamp ed her ticket with 185 for third Roenecka Freeman mov ed on with a win at 183 f or Sebring and Alenc ia Moransit won the 199 cla ss for Avon Park to bring t he total to 18 before another to p three sweep in the unlimit ed class got it to 21. Highlands advances 21 to Sectionals News-Sun file photo by BETH BALDRIDG E Without big man Alonzo Robertson, who injured a knee last week, the Red Devils came up short against Miami LaSalle Saturday. AP drops one in Port Charlotte Photo courtesy of CFL-Sports.com Marcelo Gori redirects the ball with this header Monday night as Sebring spoiled Lake Placid's Senior Night with a 3-1 win. Cody Watson scored two first-half goals to pace Sebring to a 2-0 lead at intermission, one on a free kick and the other a rebound of his own deflected shot. Elisha Klatt extended the lead to 3-0 before Jamil Abuelouf got the Dragons on the board with a shot in the box that found the back of the net. But that would be all Lake Placid could muster as the Blue Streak defense kept them off the board the rest of the way. Sebring finishes out the season Friday at Avon Park before heading to their district tournament next week at Liberty. Lake Placid has the rest of the week off to prepare for their own district tournament at McKeel. Streaks stop Green Dragons See LADY, page 4B By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comThe third edition of the New Year Benefit Golf t ournament for Eddie Bateman was its'biggest s uccess so far as the Deer Run course at Sun N L ake was virtually bursting at the seams with g olfers. "We usually get around 100," tournament o rganizer Jady Prescott said. "This year we had 1 41 golfers tee off. We maxed out the course." And not only did his tournament do well, his f oursome got the most out of their round as P rescott, Scott Dressel, Don Sizemore and Eric K nott won the First Flight with a 52 in the fourm an scramble format. Winning the Second Flight were Wade Carter, S herrill Brown, Aaron Brown and Robert Brown w ith a 61 while a match of cards was needed to d etermine the Third Flight winner. Jim Doty and the Cool's, Carl, Danny and C lint came in with a 63, as did Ken Danielson a nd the Goins, James, Jimmy and Jimmy Jr., New Year Benefit beats best See GOLF, p a g e 4B Associated PressKEYWEST Chicago sailor Don Wilson skippered Team Aqua to two first-place wins in the RC 44 class Monday, during the initial day of racing at the five-day Key West sailing regatta off the Florida Keys. Reigning America's Cup skipper Russell Coutts, in Oracle Racing, is tied for second with Vincenzo Onorato's Mascalzone Latino. Coutts, a New Zealander, is competing against Onorato, whose Italian syndicate is serving as challenger of record for the 34th America's Cup in 2013. In Mini Maxi class, 1992 America's Cup champion Bill Koch, of West Pal m Beach, Fla., steered Titan to secondand first-place wi ns to take a two-point le ad ahead of Bella Mente, ski ppered by Hap Fauth of Minneapolis. Jim Richardson of Bosto n has Barking Mad at the top of the Farr 30 leaderboard. Chicago sailor wins in Keys race News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Jasmine McMurtry can't believe her putt didn't fall Saturday at the New Year Benefit Golf tournament.
SYF Meeting and electionsSEBRING Sebring Youth Football and Cheer will hold its'annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m., at 259 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. The meeting will hold elections for Executive and General Board positions and applications for Football and Cheer head coaches will also be accepted. If you have been looking for a way to give back to the community and have Football or Cheer experience, please come. Any questions, call Amy at 381-4801.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, call Dan Jamison for more information. Open registration for all adult 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.Woman's Club Scholarship BenefitSEBRING The Woman's Club of Sebring will be holding a golf tournament to benefit its'scholarship fund Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Harder Hall Golf Course. The four-person scramble format will have check-in at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $55 per player or $220 per team and includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes. There is a Putting and Chipping contest available as well as a $2,000 Hole-In-One prize sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. Entry forms are available at local pro shops and are to be sent to The Woman's Club of Sebring, P.O. Box 8174, Sebring, FL, 33872. Registration deadline is February 19. For an entry form or for more information, call Johnell West at 382-0824.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 day 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, email@example.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 Pittsburgh 31, Baltimore 24 Green Bay 48, Atlanta 21 Sunday, Jan. 16 Chicago 35, Seattle 24 N.Y. Jets 28, New England 21 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 23 Green Bay at Chicago, 3 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh, 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 Boston319.775 New York2218.5509 Philadelphia1723.42514 Toronto1328.3171812New Jersey1031.2442112Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3012.714 Atlanta2715.6433 Orlando2615.634312Charlotte1524.3851312Washington1227.3081612Central Division WLPctGB Chicago2813.683 Indiana1622.4211012Milwaukee1424.3681212Detroit1526.36613 Cleveland832.2001912WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio356.854 Dallas2614.6508? New Orleans2616.6199? Memphis1922.46316 Houston1923.4521612Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City2714.659 Utah2714.659 Denver2317.575312Portland2220.524512Minnesota1032.2381712Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers3112.721 Phoenix1821.46211 Golden State1723.4251212L.A. Clippers1525.3751412Sacramento930.23120 ___ Sunday's Games L.A. Clippers 99, L.A. Lakers 92 San Antonio 110, Denver 97 Monday's Games Chicago 96, Memphis 84 Phoenix 129, New York 121 Washington 108, Utah 101 Philadelphia 96, Charlotte 92, OT Houston 93, Milwaukee 84 New Orleans 85, Toronto 81 L.A. Clippers 114, Indiana 107 Detroit 103, Dallas 89 Golden State 109, New Jersey 100 Atlanta 100, Sacramento 98 Boston 109, Orlando 106 Portland 113, Minnesota 102 L.A. Lakers 101, Oklahoma City 94 Tuesday's Games Atlanta at Miami, late Charlotte at Chicago, late Wednesday's Games Phoenix at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Utah at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando, 7 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m. New York at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Toronto at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 9 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Indiana at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia2911563155120 Pittsburgh2814460146109 N.Y. Rangers2618355132115 N.Y. Islanders1423735108148 New Jersey132932990140 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston2513757139101 Montreal2617355117111 Buffalo1920543121131 Toronto1821541114132 Ottawa1723640102142 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay2615557137148 Washington2514757131121 Atlanta2318753146153 Carolina2217650135142 Florida2120345121116WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit2811662157131 Nashville2415654119109 Chicago2518454150130 St. Louis2117648119128 Columbus2120446118142 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver2910664149109 Colorado2316652148143 Minnesota2218549113127 Calgary2020646126137 Edmonton1423735112151 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas2813561135120 Phoenix2314955134130 Anaheim2519454129135 San Jose2319551131131 Los Angeles2420149133115 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sunday's Games Washington 3, Ottawa 1 Minnesota 4, Vancouver 0 Philadelphia 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Chicago 6, Nashville 3 Anaheim 3, Edmonton 2 Monday's Games Atlanta 3, Florida 2, SO Boston 7, Carolina 0 New Jersey 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 San Jose 4, Phoenix 2 Montreal 5, Calgary 4, OT Dallas 2, Los Angeles 1 Tuesday's Games Washington at Philadelphia, late Detroit at Pittsburgh, late Boston at Carolina, late Montreal at Buffalo, late Anaheim at Ottawa, late Columbus at Tampa Bay, late Los Angeles at St. Louis, late Vancouver at Colorado, late Nashville at Phoenix, late Minnesota at Edmonton, late Wednesday's Games Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Columbus at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Monday's Scores EAST Albany, N.Y. 52, Stony Brook 50 Brown 87, Quinnipiac 78 Colgate 67, Dartmouth 64 Connecticut 61, Villanova 59 Fairfield 65, Rider 57 Fairleigh Dickinson 75, Houston Baptist 64 Hartford 72, Binghamton 61 Loyola, Md. 65, St. Peter's 63 Manhattan 51, Niagara 49 Pittsburgh 74, Syracuse 66 Siena 73, Canisius 69 UMBC 71, Boston U. 67 SOUTH Appalachian St. 79, Elon 71 Ark.-Pine Bluff 81, Alcorn St. 74 Bethune-Cookman 71, Md.-Eastern Shore 64 Chattanooga 91, Coll. of Charleston 88 Coppin St. 84, S. Carolina St. 80 Delaware St. 62, Florida A&M 57 Hampton 82, N. Carolina A&T 77 Lipscomb 92, Campbell 81 MVSU 65, Southern U. 62 Norfolk St. 63, Howard 53 The Citadel 61, Samford 50 UAB 66, East Carolina 59 UNC Greensboro 77, Davidson 69 MIDWEST Missouri 75, Kansas St. 59 SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. 78, Lamar 75 Jackson St. 70, Prairie View 63 Kansas 85, Baylor 65 Texas Southern 66, Grambling St. 41 FAR WEST Idaho 67, Fresno St. 57 Monday's Scores SOUTH Alcorn St. 77, Ark.-Pine Bluff 67 Bethel, Tenn. 68, Cumberland, Tenn. 51 Campbell 81, Lipscomb 66 Charleston Southern 85, UNC Asheville 74 Chowan 79, St. Augustine's 75 Connecticut 83, North Carolina 57 Coppin St. 84, S. Carolina St. 51 Edward Waters 70, Fisk 66 Erskine 72, Augusta St. 68 Florida A&M 66, Delaware St. 56 Florida Gulf Coast 87, Mercer 52 Freed-Hardeman 66, Trevecca Nazarene 47 Gardner-Webb 45, Coastal Carolina 34 Georgia Tech 54, Wake Forest 46 Greensboro 82, Bennett 31 Hampton 71, N. Carolina A&T 36 Howard 65, Norfolk St. 43 Jacksonville 87, S.C.-Upstate 75 Md.-Eastern Shore 69, BethuneCookman 52 Milligan 58, Alice Lloyd 54 Morgan St. 44, N.C. Central 42 Mount Olive 59, Belmont Abbey 43 North Florida 65, ETSU 62 Presbyterian 55, Winthrop 40 Radford 62, Liberty 53 Southern U. 47, MVSU 45 Stetson 74, Kennesaw St. 60 Tenn. Wesleyan 74, Tenn. Temple 55 Tuskegee 73, LeMoyne-Owen 52 UMKC 98, Centenary 49 Union, Tenn. 98, Mid-Continent 55 MIDWEST St. Benedict 73, St. Mary's, Minn. 61BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with INF Asdrubal Cabrera on a oneyear contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALSAgreed to terms with RHP Robinson Tejeda on a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY RAYSAgreed to terms with CF B.J. Upton on a one-year contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYSAgreed to terms with RHP Jon Rauch, RHP Jesse Litsch, RHP Shawn Camp and RHP Casey Janssen on one-year contracts. National League CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with 1B Joey Votto on a three-year contract. COLORADO ROCKIESAgreed to terms with RHP Matt Lindstrom on a two-year contract and 1B Jason Giambi on a minor league contract. FLORIDA MARLINSAgreed to terms with RHP Leo Nunez and RHP Edward Mujica on one-year contracts. NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with OF Willie Harris on a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSAgreed to terms with LHP John Lannan on a oneyear contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBASuspended Charlotte F Tyrus Thomas one game for his Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two against New Orleans C Emeka Okafor in a Jan. 15 game. HOUSTON ROCKETSAssigned G Ishmael Smith to Rio Grande Valley (NBADL).FOOTBALLNational Football League CAROLINA PANTHERSAnnounced defensive coordinator Ron Meeks accepted a demotion to secondary coach AND Sam Mills III will return as assistant defensive line and quality control coach. Named Brian Murphy special teams coordinator. DENVER BRONCOSNamed Dave Magazu offensive line coach and Tyke Tolbert wide receivers coach. OAKLAND RAIDERSPromoted offensive coordinator Hue Jackson to coach. SEATTLE SEAHAWKSSigned WR Dominique Edison and WR Patrick Williams to future contracts.HOCKEYNational Hockey League ATLANTA THRASHERSRecalled G Peter Mannino from Chicago (AHL). Released F Tim Miller. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSAssigned D Nick Leddy to Rockford (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORSReassigned F Corey Locke to Binghamton (AHL). MINNESOTA WILDRecalled C Cody Almond from Houston (AHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKSRecalled D Chris Tanev and F Sergei Shirokov from Manitoba (AHL).COLLEGEAUBURNAnnounced junior WR Darvin Adams entered the NFL draft. TEXASNamed Jerry Gray assistant head football coach and defensive backs coach. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at McKeel,2/3:30 p.m. Sebring 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. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Avon Park,6:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Liberty,10/11:30 a.m.; Wrestling hosts Spiegel Memorial Invitational,10 a.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 THURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Moore Haven,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at Pine Castle Christian,7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Jan.24: Boys Basketball vs.City of Life,5/6:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Jan.25: Boys Basketball vs.Haven Christian,5 p.m. Avon Park 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. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Spiegel Memorial Invitational,Sebring,10 a.m. T T E E N N N N I I S S W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 19, 2011Page 3B If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The Golden Globe arrivals reminded us of the garden-variety NASCAR rain-delay show on TV. Special emphasis on quality of interviews. Slightly more restrictive plates will convert into slightly slower speeds, and it will be slightly harder to pass in the Daytona 500. To those watching the race, the new pavement at Daytona will have an effect far less noticeable than drivers would have us believe. Yes, new pavement affects the racing, usually for the worst, at most tracks. Where it shouldnt have much effect is where restrictor plates are in use. Adhesion isnt nearly as important at tracks where drivers are running wide-open all the way around. Assuming the track has been considerably smoothed out, as drivers tell us, then the elimination of the old bumps will have a greater effect on the racing than the mere presence of a new surface. Is this the year Juan Pablo Montoya blossoms into stardom? A Daytona 500 victory would certainly serve notice, at least in the publicity blitz that follows the race. In reality, of course, the outcome of the 500 has little to do with the rest of the season. Since the turn of the century, only Jimmie Johnson, in 2006, has followed up a 500 win with a championship. This weeks testing (Jan. 20-22) is allegedly being used to experiment with new plates. The truth is that the decision (reduction by 1/32nd of an inch in the openings) has been made. The duty of teams is to adjust. Recent football games have been notable for the failure of birds. The Oregon Ducks lost the BCS title game. The Falcons, Eagles, Seahawks and Ravens are gone from the NFL playoffs. Its a good thing for Ford that it no longer races a Thunderbird. Whos hot: Few feelings are better than Jamie McMurrays upon returning to Daytona as the 500 winner of the previous year. ... One of them might be Jimmie Johnsons mind-set after ve straight championships. Whos not: Tony Stewart created something of an international incident in Australia. ... Sam Hornish Jr. is looking for a Sprint Cup ride after Penske Racing essentially called off its hunt for sponsorship. McMurrayA few late-breaking items for the fansA foreign website fretted about U.S.-Australia speedway relations after two-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart reportedly had a scrap with Sydney Speedway co-owner and former driver Brett Morris. The disagreement may have been over the condition of the dirt track. Parramatta police detained and questioned the American star, who was later released and allowed to y home to the U.S. Stewart allegedly hit Morris with his helmet but came away from the fracas with a black eye himself.Sam Hornish Jr., as it turns out, wont compete in the Daytona 500 for Penske Racing. Earlier reports suggested that Hornish would run the first five races of the season while Penske continued its attempts to secure sponsorship. Hornish does reportedly have an agreement to race 10 times for Penske in the Nationwide Series but reportedly wont be racing during Speedweeks at all. That, of course, could change.The Eastern Motorsports Press Association has renamed its writer of the year award for Jim Hunter. The award was previously named for writer Frank Blunk. Hunter, a longtime NASCAR official, died in 2010.Kevin Swindell won the Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Okla., for the second consecutive year. He won the prestigious Midget feature by a half length over his father, Sammy Swindell.Camping World Truck Series champion Todd Bodine will attempt to compete in all three major NASCAR series during Speedweeks at Daytona.Furniture Row Racing, which fields Chevys in Cup for Regan Smith, has farmed out its pit-crew duties to Stewart-Haas Racing, which will train and provide over-the-wall personnel in 2011.NASCAR Chairman Brian France is in the midst of meetings with major teams concerning the upcoming season.All systems appear to be go after Brian Vickers tested for the first time at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla. Vickers is returning to Team Red Bull after missing most of last season due to medical issues.Micro-Sprints are racing in Atlantic City, N.J., on Jan. 28-29 in the ninth-annual Gamblers Classic at Boardwalk Hall. V E R S U SNearing the end of his international sprint-car adventure, Stewart clashed with a track promoter and reportedly came away with a black eye. Stewart was detained by authorities and made headlines but wasnt charged. He flew home to get ready for Daytona. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: Perhaps Tony can still be himself in another hemisphere.TONY STEWART VS. UH, AUSTRALIABy Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekNASCAR officials are trying out smaller restrictor plates the openings, that is for next weekends preseason testing at Daytona International Speedway. When we tested during the Goodyear tire test at Daytona, I could see the speeds of two cars that got together being high, said 2000 Winston Cup champion Bobby Labonte. When you get to actually racing, things always go a little faster. I think making the restrictor plate smaller is a deal where NASCAR was foreseeing that speeds would be really high. The handling effect will be gone. The throttle response will be a little less for us, and it might be harder to complete the pass. I think fans will see the race coming down to cars being bunched up in the right line, getting the right push from somebody, clearing the pass and blocking, more like we see at Talladega. The openings in the plates will be reduced from 15/16ths of an inch to 29/32nds, a reduction of 1/32nd of an inch. Hes slightly back Mark Martin, who has won more Nationwide Series (48) races than any other driver, is diving back into the top support series for four races with Turner Motorsports during the coming season. Kyle Busch, who won a record 13 races in the series last year, now has a career total of 43. Martin, 52, will compete at Las Vegas, Auto Club (Fontana), Michigan and Kentucky in Turners No. 32 Dollar General-sponsored Chevy. He will also run Camping World Truck Series races at Michigan and Pocono for the team. Bits and pieces Martinsville Speedway is moving qualifying for its spring Sprint Cup race from Friday to Saturday (April 2). It now appears likely that Trevor Bayne, not Bill Elliott, will do the bulk of the driving for the Wood Brothers this year. The teams schedule, at the moment, is 17 races. The troubled NASCAR Hall of Fame has had its budget cut by $4.8 million. Its likely the Charlotte shrine will draw less than half the expected visitors in its first year. What was Indianapolis Raceway Park became OReilly Raceway Park, and now its Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Thats right. Scott Paddock, who formerly worked as Gatorades director of sports marketing, is the new president of Chicagoland Speedway. NASCAR tightens the restrictor plates for Daytona By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekJimmie Johnson isnt actually perched alone at the top of NASCAR. His car owner, Rick Hendrick, has also won five consecutive championships. While five straight championships as an owner doesnt rival such attainment in a driver, its instructive to note that Hendrick Motorsports Chevys have won a total of 10 titles: five with Johnson, four with Jeff Gordon and one with Terry Labonte. The total equals the all-time record of 10, also won by Petty Enterprises with Richard (seven) and Lee (three) Petty. Hendrick, whose other business interests include an empire of automobile dealerships, never sits still. Johnson was the only one of his four drivers who won races last year. This led Hendrick to order an offseason shuffle of crew chiefs among the teams of Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. The team shuffle pairs crew chiefs Alan Gustafson with Jeff Gordon, Steve Letarte with Earnhardt and Lance McGrew with Martin. I think we just got complacent, and other teams were getting stronger and stronger, said Hendrick. We were not really where we needed to be, so we started to really try to step up our program in every area. The decision was based, Hendrick said, on a desire to pair up people that I thought would be better together. Describing the changes in terms of only crew chiefs is incomplete. The actual change is in drivers linked to the respective teams. Gordon, who drives No. 24, is now aligned with the entire team, not just crew chief Gustafson. We are not changing the people in the shops, said Hendrick. The people in the 24 and 48 (Johnson) shops will remain the same. The only thing that will change is Jeff Gordons seat becomes Dale Earnhardt Jr.s seat. The cars, the people, will remain the same. The same is true in the other two shops (Earnhardt, Martin). The only things changed were the seat, the driver, the sponsor and the number. Just having one team at the top isnt enough to please Hendrick. We have to work a lot harder and a lot smarter, he said. Im confident that the guys can and will do it. Theyre really energized, so well just see.The Machine Keeps RunningOwner making crew-chief moves to keep success goingJohn Clark/NASCAR This WeekCar owner Rick Hendrick has won five straight championships with Jimmie Johnson as his driver. Hendrick wants to keep that stre ak going. A Sight to See in the Mayberry WoodsThe Mount Airy, N.C., Museum of Regional History is opening an exhibit, White Liquor and Dirt Tracks: Legacy of Teamwork, on Jan. 22. The exhibit will remain through July. Legendary driver Junior Johnson is scheduled to attend the opening. For more information, visit www. northarolinamuseum.org or call 336-786-4478. 2011 SPRINT CUP SCHEDULEFeb. 12 .....................Bud Shootout Feb. 17 .....................Gatorade Duel Feb. 20 ...............................Daytona Feb. 27 ...............................Phoenix March 6 ..........................Las Vegas March 20 ...............................Bristol March 27 ............................Fo ntana April 3 ..........................Martinsville April 9 .....................................Texas April 17 ............................Talladega April 30 ..................................Richmond May 7 ..............................Darlington May 15 ...................................Dover May 21 ........................All-Star Race May 29 ..............................Charlotte June 5 ..................................Kansas June 12 ................................Pocono June 19 .............................. Michigan June 26 ..............................Sonoma July 2 ...................................Daytona July 9 .................................Kentucky July 17 ..................................Loudon July 31 ......................... Indianapolis Aug. 7 ..................................Pocono Aug. 14 ......................Watkins Glen Aug. 21 .............................Michigan Aug. 27 ..................................Bristol Sept. 4 .................................Atlanta Sept. 10 ...........................Ri chmond Sept. 18 ..............................Chicago Sept. 25 ...............................Loudon Oct. 2 ......................................Dover Oct. 9 ...................................Kansas Oct. 15 ..............................Charlotte Oct. 23 .............................Talladega Oct. 30 ................................Martinsville Nov. 6 ......................................Texas Nov. 13 ...............................Phoenix Nov. 20 ............................Homestead2011 NATIONWIDE SERIES SCHEDULEFeb. 19 ............................Daytona Feb. 26 ............................Phoenix March 5 ........................Las Vegas March 19 ............................Bristol March 26 ........................Fontana April 8 ..................................Texas April 16 ..........................T alladega April 23 ..........................Nashville April 29 ...........................Richmond May 6 ...........................Darlington May 14 ................................Dover May 22 ...................................Iowa May 28 ...........................Charlotte June 4 ..............................Chicago June 18 ........................... Michigan June 25 ..................Road America July 1 ................................Daytona July 8 ..............................Kentucky July 16 ..............................Loudon July 23 ...........................Nashville July 30 ..........LOR at Indianapolis Aug. 6 ....................................Iowa Aug. 13 ...................Watkins Glen Aug. 20 ..............................Montreal Aug. 26 ...............................Bristol Sept. 3 ...............................Atlanta Sept. 9 ........................... Richmond Sept. 17 ...........................Chicago Oct. 1 ...................................Dover Oct. 8 ................................Kansas Oct. 14 ...........................Charlotte Nov. 5 ...................................Texas Nov. 12 ............................Phoenix Nov. 19 ......................HomesteadRICK HENDRICK Hornish Jr. Vickers Martin This Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053.Loud and not likableDear NASCAR This Week, I would like to follow up and maybe expand on a published comment by Ronald Denk in your column. He questioned the background noise of crew members playing with their air guns during interviews. My concern is more widespread than that. During the races on some networks, the engine noises are so loud that one cannot hear the commentators speaking. In some cases, that is merciful, but other times, it is so bad that I watch the races with the sound muted. This years race at Homestead wasnt quite as bad as the year before, but it was still difficult to hear. Crank it up is totally unnecessary. If NASCAR wants to keep fans, this issue needs to be addressed. Carl Chapman Princeton, W.Va. We have experienced the same problem. We gather that it is more noticeable on high-definition TV or those with stereo sound. Complaints should probably be directed more at the television networks than NASCAR because it is ultimately their responsibility. He aint from around here, but thats OKThe first superstar in NASCAR who came from outside the South was Fred Lorenzen, from Elmhurst, Ill. In a day in which many top drivers competed only in the major races, Lorenzens entire career consisted of 158 races, of which he made the best. Lorenzen won 26 times and was the first driver ever to earn more than $100,000 ($122,587 in 1963) in a season. Lorenzen drove Fords in every victory. He finished in the top 10 in 53 percent of his races. Stewart
By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comAnother Blue Streak will b e sticking close to home n ext baseball season, as S ebring outfielder Evan L ewis will be taking his tale nts to South Florida C ommunity College. "We think Evan will be a g uy who can step right in a nd defend for us in both c enter and left field," SFCC h ead coach Rick Hitt said. He gets good jumps on the b all and has a solid throwi ng arm. If he continues to i mprove offensively, we t hink he has the chance to b ecome an outstanding coll ege player." And he'll have the o pportunity as at the end of t he 2011 season, the P anthers will lose 17 playe rs from their roster to g raduation. "This will be the biggest t urnover we've ever had," H itt said. We were fortun ate to get two catchers, t wo infielders and our outf ield (commitments) comp leted early. We were also a ble to sign a couple of a rms and will return a good portion of our pitching from this year's staff. "The outfield position was a real need for the coming year," he continued. "We like Evan's athleticism and are excited to have him." By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK The Heartland Prowl dominated the Lake Wales Eagles 13887 on Saturday at the South Florida Community College Panther Gym in ABAaction Using their speed and mobility, the Prowl was able to get out front early, ending the first up 25-17, and pressed their offensive attack to lead 62-40 at the half, though both teams struggled with ball handling. "We got a slow start, but we picked up momentum at that end," said Levon Stukes, the Prowl's head coach. "We pressed at the start to test the reaction of the other team and once we discovered their weaknesses, we were able to jump out in front." Weak passing hindered the Prowl's offense, and they discovered that Eagle Darius Daniels was there to pick-up poorly aimed balls and feed them to teammate Eugene Pride who racked up 21 points, and become the team's top scorer. The Eagles had plenty of opportunity, but did not consistently sink lay-ups, relying on the accurate eye of Djuan Jones who hit consistently from outside the three-point circle. Jones would net 19 points before the night was over. The Eagles seemed to lose steam by the end of the third, lagging behind the steady Prowl offensive onslaught, and the game turned into a slam fest which kept the Prowl crowd on their feet. "We still have to work on our defense, but we played well," Stukes said. "Everyone seemed to play well tonight, and they kept the play going. We played our game, but we still have some areas t work on." The Prowl would have eight players in double figures, led by Theo Jones game high 24, J.B. Smiley who captured 18, Dwayne Jackson who scored 17 and Durell Henderson, Antuon Harris and Tex Gifford all with 15. Tyrel Harris added 14 and Errol Porteous rounded out the bunch with 12. The Prowl is scheduled to play again on Jan. 22 at SFCC, but the opponent is yet to be determined, according to Stukes. Tykeria Wiley of Avon P ark took another step t oward a return to state with a w hopping 340 total from a 1 85 bench and 155 clean and j erk. Lake Placid's Keshondra H oldman made a push for 3 00, settling at 270 for seco nd and Sebring's Keaundra B owens went for 255 for t hird. And as impressive as the n umbers and performances w ere, it could have been even m ore so. "It's a little disappointi ng," Sebring head coach S teve Berry said during the m eet. "Two girls that could h ave moved on didn't make t heir weight." But even with some missed o pportunities, things are l ooking good for both the i mmediate future and down t he road. "I am very pleased with o ur performance. I had hopes t hat a couple of our girls that d idn't make it would have, b ut overall I am excited w here we are," Lake Placid h ead coach Donald Ridgeway s aid. "We only graduate four g irls so the future is bright f or us." But as part of the immedia te future, the Travis Todd I nvitational Thursday at A von Park will represent a f inal competitive tune-up b efore the "Highlands 21" m ake their way to the coast f or the Wednesday, Jan. 26 state qualifying meet. Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, January 19, 2011www.newssun.com 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 SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm Call us today: 863.385.3497 You may Hear Better Tomorrow SAY WHAT? 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Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, January 19, 2011www.newssun.com FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS LAKE PLACID Jan. 8 o ur pancake flappers in their b right green aprons served 1 27 residents. The cold w eather brings a lot of peop le out to enjoy the hot coff ee, pancakes and sausage, f resh orange juice and a t ime to enjoy being served b y our merry gentlemen. Jan. 10 we had our coed c offee, which everyone s eems to look forward to, e specially when it's so cold. H owever no one had to s hovel out their driveways t o get here. All were able to e njoy a delicious birthday c ake as well since Doris B arriga's family bought her a delicious banana-filled b irthday cake for all the resi dents to enjoy. Coffee was m ade by Ann Todd and H elen Todd and Rod Wild s erved the cake. George Susco, our park m anager, was overwhelmed b y the number of people at t he clubhouse this morning. W e had a lot of visitors over t he weekend, all trying to g et away from the cold and s now. George asked the resi dents as it warms up and p eople come down for a s wim or exercise, please put t he chairs back as you found t hem. We do not have pool b oys like other resorts. This i s your home, so let's make i t look nice and orderly. And p lease cover the spa after y ou use it. He did make jest with the a udience, when they asked i f we could hire a pool a ttendant. He returned the microp hone to our emcee, Donna V anden Bergh, who asked if w e had any returnees. B abett and Bob Ford have j ust returned from Michigan h oping to take in some w arm weather. Carol Noel gave the S unshine report. She told t he group that the following p eople will not be down this y ear due to medical probl ems: Shirley Deisler fell a nd broke her leg. Jack G rabbert has had extensive s urgery and Bud Bowman is n ot well. Donna then read the n ames of residents celebrati ng their birthday from Jan 1 0-16. Laura Bailie played H appy Birthday for all to s ing to Doris Barriga and P aul Chandler. Next, we s ang Happy Anniversary to C harlie Price and his wife T oni. Sharee White was a s tand-in proxy for Toni. The P rices will be married 68 y ears on Jan. 16. Wow! D onna thanked Laura for t he accompaniment. Peggy Sue Teague told t he Red Hatters to meet at t he clubhouse Jan. 13. They c ar pooled to Highlands Hammock State Park. Following the tour of the park, the ladies had lunch at the Caddy Shack Restaurant. There were 28 ladies in attendance, unafraid to brave the cold weather. Arlene Dammer told the residents that they are trying to finalize the photo directory. This will be the last week for pictures. Military Soup and Sandwich was Jan. 16. The cost is $5. They are having ham and bean soup, chicken noodle soup and a ham salad sandwich along with a beverage and dessert. Paula Bannister will host the book club at her home this Thursday evening where they will honor Arlene Clouston, who has had her book published. It is entitled "Arlene Remembers." She reminisces about growing up on a farm in rural Wisconsin. They will also select a book to read that they can discuss in February. Brenda Knoche told the group that she has tickets on sale for Crazy Cards, which will be Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. They will serve coffee and cake. There will be lots of prizes and best of all lots of fun. So plan to come. Jim Becker told the group that the first dance of the season will be Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. on Jan. 29. This will be music from the '50s and '60s. Bring your own favorite beverage. Joy Dean reminded everyone that Tuesday following the ladies coffee we will be setting up the tables for the salad bar luncheon. Fred White reminded all who are interested in becoming a member of the Computer Club that the cost is $10. If you have a laptop this would be easier. If not, you can observe various procedures on the wide screen and take notes. The class meets every Thursday at the clubhouse at 10 a.m. Dave Bailie announced that the Mustangs ate out Jan. 18 at the No Frills Grill. The Ladies Lunch out was Jan. 18 at the Olive Garden Restaurant. Just when you thought there would not be enough days in the week for all the activities that go on, Donna wrapped up the meeting with one of her cute little jokes. The meeting ended and everyone hurried out in order to play shuffleboard. Jan. 11 Ladies Coffee, we had 25 ladies present. Our emcee was Alice Fazio and our coffee maker was Marilyn Cromer. Alice asked if we had any returnees. We were all happy to see Babett Ford back and Yetta Olson. We also welcomed Sharon Boor, who is Marilyn Cromer's sister and she and her husband just purchased a home in our park. Carol Noel gave a list of names that are on our sick and recovery list, however she just included Mary Brown, who is having eye surgery. She has placed the sign-up sheets on the table for all to sign and remember them in your thoughts and prayers. Nella TenBroeke asked if we had anyone who likes to knit or crochet. They will be making caps for the heads of cancer patients. If interested in helping, give her a call and she will furnish the pattern. The women's coffee ended and some of the women remained in order to set up the tables for the salad bar luncheon. We had 52 residents attend the luncheon. There were lots of wonderful dishes that the residents prepared. On Jan. 13, the Tropical Harbor Book Group met and honored Arlene Clouston. Arlene and her husband Robert have lived in Tropical Harbor more than 18 years. She recently wrote a book of her childhood memories. The book, titled "Arlene Remembers," was published by Arthur House. It is entertaining, informative and an easy read. Arlene said she had all the stories in her head. Arlene has written articles for various newspapers and has had articles published in several magazines and awards from various hometown fairs for her poetry. Arlene also has a scrapbook for each year she has lived in Tropical Harbor of the articles that are written in the News-Sun each Wednesday. One could say she is our resident historian. Her book is about living and growing up in rural Wisconsin. Arlene, an Octogenerian, should serve as an inspiration for all of us to pursue our dream. She is one fascinating lady. We had 16 people attend this first Tropical Harbor Book gathering. Scoreboard Woodhaven Estates Bridge ScoresSEBRING Here are the Bridge scores for Woodhaven Estates: Party Bridge: first place, Eric Wickstrom; second place, Doris Sorgen; and third place, Elwyn Gafner. Duplicate Bridge: first place, Laurie LaBerge and Jeanne Sisson; second place, Bill Tedford and Shirley Breckenridge; and third place, Margaret Alliston and Grace Swan. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy pho to Judi Will (left) was presented with the Yard of the Month Award by Anita Helbig of the Avon Park Founders Garden Club. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Many yards in the area have not done well following the unusually cold temperatures so far this winter. But there are some that have done extremely well. The yard of Don and Judi Will, 150 N. Anoka Ave., is one of those yards. Very few of the plants in the yard have been knocked back by the cold. The reason for this is they have chosen plants that will withstand various temperature changes. Another reason is that they have protected their plants by using a frost protector cloth. The Avon Park Founders Garden Club has presented the Wills with the Yard of the Month Award. One plant that has survived and is looking very good is a pygmy date palm. This plant is usually one of the first to show damage from the cold. Plants that tolerate the cold and are used in the yard plantings are Indian Hawthorne, which forms a hedge across the front of the house, camellias, boxwood, loropetalum, knockout roses in bush and tree form and azaleas. Gold mound and liriope have shown little damage. Most of the plants were protected with the freeze cloth. When the couple purchased the cloth they were told that it should not touch plant material, but just provide protection from the cold. Stakes were placed in the planting areas and the cloth was draped over the stakes to prevent the cloth from touching the plants. Some plants that were under a large camphor tree were afforded some protection. These include ivy, peace lily and African iris. Citrus trees and queen palms were not damaged by the weathe r, however a bougainvillea w as severely damaged. The Wills moved to Avo n Park from New York in 200 2. They have learned what to plant in this area and how to protect the plants from var ying temperatures. It is important to remem ber to wait until the temper ature begins to warm befo re trimming plants or removin g dead plant material. Cuttin g into a live plant will make it prone to loss from frost or freezing temperatures. De ad plant material will act as mulch to protect the root sy stem. If the root system h as not been damaged, the pla nt will revive with warmer tem peratures. If you know of a yard th at deserves the Yard of t he Month Award in Avon Park or would like information abo ut joining a garden club, ca ll 452-1927. Wills yard not hit by cold snaps Tropical Harbor Estates B y Barbara Kelleher E.O. Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsEmail: email@example.comState Certified License #CGC1515338 SEAMLESS GUTTERS Specials5 INCH GUTTERS$2.99PER LINEAR FOOT6 INCH GUTTERS$3.99PER LINEAR FOOTMany Colors Available Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 proudly recognize the hard work and dedication to the Lodge by selecting Paul and Gypsy Sweda as Elks of the Month for January. Courtesy pho to The Lady Elk of the Month for Elk Lodge 2661 is Marianne Reason, the Sunshine person last year. She has helped with bingo snack bar as needed. She volunteers for special events over the years at Lake Placid Lodge 2661. Courtesy photo Lake Placid Elk 2661 Lodge's Elk of the Month is Sandy Rybacki. Rybacki has been the secretary and treasurer of the Monday Night Dart League for several years. She is also in charge of the inventory of the organization's First Aid boxes. Rybacki helped repaint the Elk in front of the Lodge. Elks honor their own Braised Endive with Butter and Fresh ThymeServes 6 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 8 sprigs fresh thyme 6 large or1 dozen medium California e ndives Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon chopped parsley Melt butter over moderately low heat in a skillet large enough to hold endives in one layer. Add thyme sprigs, then arrange endives on top. Season with salt. Cover and cook slowly until endives are tender when pierced, 20 to 30 minutes, turning them with tongs halfway through. Uncover and remove thyme sprigs. Raise heat to high and cook until endives are browned on the pan side, about 1 minute. With tongs, transfer to a platter, browned side up. Season with several grinds of black pepper and garnish with parsley. Serve hot or warm.
www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 19, 2011Page 7B Courtesy photo Sebring Public Works director Rob Miller spoke to the Rotary Club of Highlands County last week. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Rob Miller, S ebring Public Works direct or, spoke to the Rotary Club o f Highlands County last w eek. He gave the Rotary m embers an update on the d owntown Sebring Circle p roject, which he said was c osting less than was origin ally projected. Since the funds allocated m ust be spent on improvem ents to that area, he plans to e xtend the upgrades downt own to Pine Street. One problem that has to be s olved is the slopping sidew alk in front of the businesse s around the Happy Owl and t he Children's Museum. He also spoke about the n ew trash removal system a nd he emphasized the fact t hat no personnel have been l aid off. The Rotary Club of H ighlands County meets M ondays at 6 p.m. at Beef O 'Bradys. Anyone interested i n learning more about R otary or in attending a m eeting, may call Joyce G ordon at 446-2099. Rotary updated on Circle TOPS FL Club 487, SebringSEBRING The Jan. 12 meeting of TOPS 487, Sebring had 17 TOPS and 10 KOPS giving the pledges after the exercises. Best Loser was Judy Phillips. Yes-yeses are portion control, homemade soup, follow the contest rules. There were 15 winners in the 25-cent contest at 30 cents each and Judy Phillips won $2.50 in the 10-cent contest. The Mystery Gift is back and is with Charlotte Hardy with three weeks to go, and Judy Phillips found another wrapper on the Attendance Box. Week 1 of the "New Year New Me" contest; the leaders are Judy Phillips, Ginna Meissner and Ruth Scharf. Charlotte Hardy gave the program on "Wacky Weight Loss Tricks That Work." For information on TOPS and this chapter call 3827716 or 471-2193.TOPS FL Club 632, Lake JosephineSEBRING This TOPS Club meets every Monday at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour. For more information, contact Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831. Last week's program was presented by June Elam and Sue Otteson, who did a skit on both the proper and improper way to take a cruise. It was an amusing skit, but it gave members some things to think about: Temptations that reach out daily, not only on a cruise, and the smart way to handle those temptations. Karen Goodwin then called the roll with 38 members present. O'Boyle again challenged members to concentrate on losing just one pound this week also. One pound is not like trying to climb a mountain, it's an achievable goal as weight losses showed. The name for the Travel Gift had to be drawn again, as O'Boyle will not be able to attend four weeks in a row, so Vi Christian's name was drawn. Yes-yeses for the comin g week are carrots and celer y and the no-no is peanut bu tter. Sebring Masonic LodgeSEBRING Sebring Masonic Lodge No. 249 held its 89th annual Installation of Officers on Jan. 8. The well-attended event took place at the Lodge, 1809 Home Ave. A delicious catered dinner was served; the installatio n ceremony immediately fol lowed the dinner. Elected and appointed officers installed were: Worshipful Master Don Cains, senior warden John Devany, junior warden Stanley Epling II, treasure r Howard Hart, secretary Mike Byers chaplain Glen n "Jack" Hankison, marshal l Charles Cohenour, senior deacon Zachery Zirulnic, junior deacon Gary Gordo n, senior steward Mike Claxton, junior steward Lonnie Kaziah;and tyler Ken Magyar. Meetings take place at the Lodge on the second and fourth Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Cains at (863) 471-2078. Snapshots Briar Bozarth-AlbrittonTammy Albritton and Frank Bozarth, o f Sebring, announce the birth of a son, B riar Monroe at 9:15 a.m., on Jan. 6, 2 011, at Highlands Regional Medical C enter, Sebring. Briar weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and m easured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Monroe a nd Joy Albritton. Paternal grandparents are George B ozarth and Linda Hayes. R eprinted due to an error.Gabriella FuquaRosemary Lanier and Carlton Fuqua of F ort Meade announce the birth of a d aughter, Gabriella Leelah, at 12:09 a.m. o n Jan. 9, 2011 at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, Sebring. Gabriella weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces a nd measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Mary and R onnie Spradly. Paternal grandparents are Deborah and C arlton Fuqua of Frostproof. Madison GroverAlice Driver and James Grover a nnounce the birth of a daughter, M adison Marie, at 2:34 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2 011 at Florida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, Sebring. Madison weighed 4 pounds, 10 ounces a nd measured 17.75 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Diane Driver o f Tampa. Paternal grandparents are Sylvia and C riston Jones of Avon Park.Kenny GuzmanVanira Guzman of Okeechobee a nnounces the birth of a son, Kenny J esus, on Jan. 11, 2011 at Florida H ospital Heartland Medical Center, S ebring. Kenny weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces a nd measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Maria and Lorenzo Portillo of Okeechobee.David IngmireMarilyn Adams and Barry Ingmire of Sebring announce the birth of a son, David Michael Giovanni, at 11:25 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. David weighed 8 pounds and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Emilio and Clara Carzola of Winter Springs. Paternal grandparents are Garry Ingmire and Nora Peggy Ingmire of Sebring.Matthew Maines-NielandStephanie Maines and Erick Nieland of Lorida announce the birth of a son, Matthew James, at 4:32 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Matthew weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Stephen and Robbin Maines of Lorida. Paternal grandfather is Mark Nieland of Okeechobee.Chris OlveraElizabeth Padilla and Daniel Olvera of Mexico announce the birth of a son, Chris Geovanny, at 2:02 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Chris weighed 8 pounds, 3.5 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Antonia Padilla of Mexico. Paternal grandfather is Rocio Ortega of Mexico.Gin MangLian Mang and Tuan Khai of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Gin Sian, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Gin weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces.Haliyah RiveraTatiana and Raymond Rivera of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Haliyah Jaida, at 8:05 a.m. on Jan. 12, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Haliyah weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Daniel and Grisilda Maysonet of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Carmelo and Felicita Rivera of Sebring.Emelyn RuseBecky and Larry Ruse of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Emelyn Mae, at 8:40 a.m. on Jan. 5, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Emelyn weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Nancy Hill of Haines City. Paternal grandparents are Tom and Debbie Ruse of Auburndale.Eli ScrantonTracy and Jamie Scranton of Avon Park announce the birth of a son, Eli Allen, at 12:13 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Eli weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Paula Nicholas of Fyffe, Ala. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Carolyn Scranton of Avon Park.Jaxson SidesErica and Jesse Sides of Lake Placid announce the birth of a son, Jaxson Eli, at 9:52 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Jaxson weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 18 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tina and Charles Williams of Sebring.Paternal grandparents are Betty and Jerry Sides of Lake Placid. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Apatrio tic celebration was held N ov. 11 by Dr. and Mrs. A ntonio B. Roa honoring t heir patients who have r eached the age of 90 or m ore. It is an annual event f or the patients of this office. T he patients who attended s pan from 90 to 100 years o ld. This year had a special sign ificance because it also hono red those who had served in t he military. The Better Living C ommunity Care Center was d ecorated in red, white and b lue and most of the guests w ere dressed in patriotic attire. The program included a Color Guard and flag presentation and the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner" by all. After a cordial welcome by Dr. and Mrs. Roa and opening remarks by Mayor John Holbrook and Dr. Warren Santander, administrator of Florida Hospital Lake Placid, a lovely dinner was enjoyed. Entertainment included music by Larry Musgrave, a trumpet solo by June Moers and a vocal solo by Violet Danzer, members of the 90's club, delighted the audience. Everyone joined in the singing of "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," a song that was familiar to everyone. Active and new members were presented and recognized, and gifts were distributed to everyone. Agroup picture was taken so that everyone could preserve and memorialize the occasion. Sponsors were recognized and thanked for their contributions to the event. 90's Club celebrates CELEBRATIONS Courtesy pho to Several attended the 90's Club's annual celebration, hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Antonio B. Roa and in honor of their patients who have reached the age of 90 or more. The patients who attended span from 90 to 100 years old. Those attending included (seated) Ruth Beach, Violet Danzer, Betty Frye, Barbara Ashby, Dorothy Griffin, Lavista Webber, Evelyn Werk, Gay Kelly, Faye Hahn, Ruby Brazzell, Larue Willbur, Betty Bickle, Martha Dickson, Harriet Armstrong and Anthonia Wolf; (standing) Floyd Baker, Nicholas Danko, M.G. Jerids, Lloyd Mooers, James Moore and Walter Barnes. NEW ORLEANS BUS TRIP(863) 382-7788 March 27, 2011 7 DaysONLY$62900 (per person Based on double occupancy) HOMETOWN TRAVEL, INC. NEW ORLEANS BUS TRIP March 27, 2011 7 DaysONLY$62900 2930 US Hwy 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 2930 US Hwy 27 South Sebring, FL 33870(863) 382-7788HOMETOWN TRAVEL, INC. 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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 firstname.lastname@example.org;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870.WENESDAY Adult Children of A lcoholics and Dysfunctional F amilies. New Life Group m eets Wednesdays at 11:30 a .m. at Grace Bible Church, 4 453 Thunderbird Road, S ebring. Call 446-0461. w ww.adultchildren.org. Al Collis Social Club meets 1 1:30 a.m., third Wednesday at C andlelight Restaurant in S ebring. All Shriners and M asons are welcome to attend. American Legion Auxiliary U nit 74 meets at 7 p.m. third W ednesday at the post, 528 N. P ine St., Sebring. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live music i s from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club b uilding, corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) meets every W ednesday at 1 p.m. at 4023 S un 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring. C all 386-5687. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. Call 381-9005 or 3 81-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children w ith special needs, which r esumes in September. Heartland Talk of the Town T oastmasters meet the first a nd third Wednesday from 6-7 p .m. at Century 21 Advanced A ll-Service Realty, 1843 U.S. 2 7 North in Sebring. The web a ddress is www.toastmasters. o rg. Call Cathy Schreima at 3 82-3574 or Linda Udall at 3866 495. Highlands County I nteragency Council meets at 1 1:30 a.m. the third W ednesday. Highlands County I nteragency is a networking g roup of health care professiona ls and advocates for senior c itizens. Call Grace Owens at 2 73-1421. Highlands County N arcotics Anonymous meets a t 8 p.m. at the Lakeside h ouse, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., A vonPark. Call the 24-hour h otline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 6 16-0460. Highlands Senior Center is o pen every Wednesday from 9 a .m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubh ouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway ( the old Lions Club). Two live b ands to dance to and great l unches. All area seniors are i nvited to join the festivities. C all 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2 606 State Road 17 South, A von Park (between Avon Park a nd Sebring) meets from 8:301 0:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Call 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose has an officers board meeting at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday at the lodge. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over the Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Ridge Coin Club of Sebring meets at Sebring Library on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. October through May. Call 873-6258. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Heron's Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has an auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smokefree environment. Call 4713557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees building, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis Club meets noon, Homer's Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:307:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 meets at 7 p.m. third Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, AvonPark. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAYAlzheimer's Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. American Legion Post 74 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 5:30 p.m. Post meeting at 7 p.m. third Thursday at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 4711448. Avon Park Lakes Association has a potluck dinner on the third Thursday of each month. Bring a dish and your own servings. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 6553274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 8 p.m., city recreation building, North Verona Avenue, first and third Thursday. Displaced American Veterans (DAV0 Ridge Chapter 49 meets every third Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Highlands County Veterans Service office, 7209 S. George Blvd. Sebring. Call 452-5771. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last year's dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at email@example.com. Heartland Beauties Red Hatters meet the third Thursday. Call Joan Geary at 382-8782.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006.Heartland Workforce on Wheels mobile One-Stop Career Center stops at Seacoast National Bank, 199 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Register for employment, search data base for employment opportunities, resume preparation assistance, career counseling, access online job applications and more. Call 385-3672, ext. 253. Hepatitis/Liver Disease Support Group meets from 67:30 p.m. every third Thursday in Classroom 1, Bartow Memorial Hospital, 2200 Osprey Blvd., Bartow. Patients, spouses, family members or anyone from Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties who are interested in learning about hepatitis/liver disease are welcome. Call Jan Dalessandro at (863) 640-4711 or (863) 5198240, Ext. 1212. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, at 6-8 p.m. has country and bluegrass music played by Country Grass. Donation $3 for single, and $5 for couple. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary meets 7:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444 for details. Lake Placid Woman's Club meets noon, third Thursday, September through May, at 10 North Main Ave. For more details, call Marge Askew at 465-3521. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT) a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Low Vision Information Group meets at noon every third Thursday (October through March) in Sebring Village Mobile Home Park clubhouse on Schumacher Road, Sebring. It is sponsored by the Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. Lunch is available for purchase before the meeting. Guest speakers are scheduled for each meeting. Call 385-1196 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Moms Together AMoms Group Shattering the Superwoman Myth! Join our moms group the first and third Thursday at First Baptist Church of Sebring from 6-7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided for children to age 12. Call the church office at 3855154 or Rebekah 314-9336. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 7735714. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. Call Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-2481 or 2439676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Sebring American Legion meets 7:30 p.m., 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square. Call 471-0118. Sebring Chapter 126 Order of Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Home Avenue in Sebring. There are no meetings fromJuly through September. Call the Worthy Matron Jo Carney at 655-0371. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday a t 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Gran d Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision Public rentals available for spe cial events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 meets 7 p.m. first and third Thursday, corner of Lakeview Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard, Sebring. Smokefree environment. Call 3858647 or 382-0339 for more details. Sebring HI-12 Club 592 meets athe third Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Dot's Restauran t in Sebring (except June, July, August). Call 453-3888 for details. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 has Moose Legion Commanders meeting at 6:30 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebrin g. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382 3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilwort h Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699 0743; Bette Killeen at 446-310 6 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, January 19, 2011www.newssun.com 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. 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DearAbby : I am a fairly conserv ative young woman, and also somew hat shy. I have been dating a young m an who comes from a much more c asual culture than I do. This has its b enefits he laughs often and d eeply, and easily connects with p eople. But it also has its downside. "Mac" has a terrible habit of talki ng publicly about what we do in the b edroom. He means it in a teasing w ay, and he's never insulting. He c an't understand why it upsets me, a lthough he is always remorseful w hen he realizes I'm angry. He worr ies that I'm ashamed of him and w hat we do, but I'm not. I just don't w ant it to be a topic of public disc ussion, especially with people from m y church. I find it embarrassing to h ave my love life made public. Mac is never mean-spirited, only v ulgar, which to him is acceptable. I l ove him. He's a strong, kind and g enerous man. But I do not feel r espected. The truth is, he just doesn 't know how to treat me with r espect. What can I do? Woman of Character DearWoman of Character: Mac i s "always" remorseful? You should n ot have had to tell him more than once that his talking about your sex life made you uncomfortable. He appears to crave attention any way he can get it. His lack of sensitivity for your feelings is a red flag. Mac may be funny, strong, kind and generous, but because he doesn't understand boundaries, he isn't likely to change. What you must do is ask yourself if this is the way you want the rest of your life to be, because if you continue this relationship, this will be your reality and nothing will be kept private. DearAbby: "Clyde" and I dated as teenagers. After we separated, he married someone else. We met up again and had an affair, which resulted in two children. I ended it because it was going nowhere and raised the children alone. Clyde and I have now come full circle. After separating from his wife, he sought me out. I have loved only him my entire life. We have been living together for several years now, and I have an engagement ring with no hope of marriage. He keeps telling me his wife is holding up the divorce. Abby, how long can one person hold up a divorce? I have waited 25 years for this man, and I don't know if I will wait forever. Tired of Waiting in New Jersey DearTired of Waiting: Clyde may not have been completely honest with you. I ran your letter by a family law specialist who informed me that here in the U.S.A. no one can be forced to stay married against his or her will. Adivorce is a court proceeding. Aspouse can stall signing an agreement the division of property would be an example but not a court process. As for your being unwilling to wait for Clyde "forever" you have already done that. Twenty-five years of waiting for a man who's unavailable is forever. DearAbby: I work for a dentist. There are two other staff members besides me. The dentist occasionally receives gifts (goodie baskets, flowers, baked goods, etc.) from specialists thanking him for referring patients to them. These gifts usually have cards that say "To Doctor and Staff," but he never shares any of it with us; he takes it all home. Should I approach him about this? No Perks in Indiana DearNo Perks: I don't think so. While your feelings are understandable, you would have nothing to gain but poundage. And besides, it's almost impossible to shame the shameless. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular.' Send a businesssized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. 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When we remember to feed our freezer and have a plan for how we're going to use leftover food, we can recoup our losses and not waste a bit of it. If you find that you're feeding your garbage disposal, it's time to get creative with your leftovers. So take note. 1) Single Serving. Freeze your leftovers that night into individual single serving sized portions. Now you have a quick frozen dinner for someone later down the road. 2) Have a Plan. Before you cook your meal is the very best time to decide what exactly you will do with the leftovers. If you can prepare more now and freeze half for later, you'll save yourself time and money in the long run. 3) Write it Out. Make sure and write what it is on the freezer baggie with a Sharpie marker (it's the only one that won't run). Everything looks the same once it's frozen. Here are a few more ideas ...HamLeftover ham can be used to cook a lot of different things pinto beans, corn chowder, potato soup and ham salad for example. You can also slice the ham and use it in sandwiches of course, and as a side to your breakfast eggs, or you can use it in a casserole. You can also use the leftover ham in your fried rice, your nightly veggie side dishes, as a baked potato topping, and into a quiche, too.Chicken or turkeyPoultry leftovers are very versatile. You can use them in the same types of dishes as the ham, soups and stew s such as dumplings, vegetab le soup, white chili, and turke y salad. You can use turkey anywhere you'd use chicke n, in casseroles, and dishes such as with pasta like, chicken fettuccini carbona, and both birds make excellent pot pies.VeggiesAny veggies left over can be frozen and then tossed into your soups or stews. You can use them up in stir fried dishes too. Remember that pureeing them into a soup isn't a sin; it's a virtue (and adds extra nutrition, too.). The important thing with leftovers is to have a plan for them and they won't be a mere leftover anymore, but a made over. Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Diva;s menus, recipes and shopping lists at www.savingdinner.com. Creative leftovers Dinner Diva Leanne Ely Dear Abby
LIVING 10B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, January 19, 2011 H alibut Baked with Endive, L eeks and Tarragon S erves 6 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus m ore fordrizzling 6 cups thinly sliced leeks Salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 California endives, halved lengthwise a nd cored 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon 6 halibut fillets, 5 to 6 ounces each 2 tablespoons chopped parsley P reheat oven to 425¡F. In ovenproof skillet or D utch oven wide enough to hold the fish in one l ayer, warm butter and olive oil over moderate h eat. Add leeks and season with salt and pepper. S tir well, then cover, reduce to moderately low a nd cook, stirring occasionally ,until leeks have s oftened, 10 to 15 minutes. Do not let them b rown. Cut endive halves crosswise into 1/4-inchw ide pieces. Stir endive and tarragon into skillet, s eason with more salt and pepper, cover and cont inue cooking until endive has softened slightly, 3 to 4 minutes. Season halibut fillets on both sides with salt a nd pepper. Arrange them on the bed of vegetab les and transfer skillet to the oven, uncovered. B ake until fish just flakes, 10 to 12 minutes. Divide vegetables and fish among 6 dinner p lates. Top fish with a generous drizzle of olive o il and garnish with parsley. Serve hot.FAMILYFEATURES Resolving to eat better doesn't have to condemn you to a diet of lettuce and celery sticks.To make that healthy-eating resolution stick, think about the pleasures you can add to your menus, not about the temptations you need to avoid. Serving endive (pronounced "ondeev") makes a meal seem like a special occasion, yet this prized member of the chicory family con tributes only one calorie per leaf. That's a smart way to indulge. You probably already know tha t endive leaves make elegant dippers a low-calorie and fat-free alternative to chips. And maybe you have sliced some endive into a salad to dress it up. It pairs beautifully with nuts and cool-weather fruits such as apples pears and persimmons. Great cookedBut endive also shines in cooked dishes. Braised or baked, it's a favorite in France, although French cooks tend to blanket it with cream or bchamel sauce. It doesn't need such rich treatment. Use sauted endive and leeks as a bed for lean baked fish. Broil halved endives with olive oil and drizzle with a homemade Caesarstyle dressing. Slow-braise whole endives with fragrant fresh thyme as a potato replacement alongside roast chicken. With endive on the menu, eating healthfully means eating well.At the marketWhen shopping for endive, look for plump, pale, blemish-free heads. Red endive tends to be smaller than the white variety, bu t the two taste the same, so you can use them interchangeably or mix it up in recipes. At home, store endive in your refrigerator's vegetable crisper, wrapped in a damp paper towel inside a plastic bag. 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Season with salt and pepper. Whisk in a little water to make the dressing thin enough to drizzle.Preheat broiler and place an oven rack in the lowest position. Cut a thin slice off the rounded side of each endive half so it sits on a baking sheet without rolling. Put endive halves on baking sheet cut side up. Brush with half of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Broil until nicely browned in spots, about 10 minutes. Turn endives over, brush with remaining oil and season with salt and pepper. Broil on rounded side until nicely browned and tender, about 10 minutes longer. Turn endives over again, raise oven rack to about 6 inches from heat, and broil briefly to crisp the edges. Transfer endives to a serving platter, cut side up. Drizzle with dressing, then garnish with Parmesan and parsley. Serve hot.