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Deadly day for policePAGE3AAPPD pension in good shapePAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, January 26-27, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 11 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 72 40Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly cloudy and not as humid Forecast Question: Do you think the drop in local unemployment is just temporary? Next question: If you had to chose, would you pick your pet over your significant other?(see story, page 8A) www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Burness Goertz Age 93, of Sebring Sylvia Rimes Age 71, of Wilcox County, Ga. Raymond Storti Age 87, of Lake Placid Robert D. "Bob" Young Age 81, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 54.7% No 45.3% Total votes: 106 Celebrations7B Classifieds9A Clubs & Organizations5B Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Fly Lady11B Friends & Neighbors9B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Index Overtime thrillerBlue Streaks ris e over rival Red Devils in front o f packed housePAGE1B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Park's ci ty council voted 5-0 to accept an interloc al agreement with the county over recr eation funding, but not without som e questions Monday night. "As you all are aware, the county is in the process of trying to decide wh at amount to give to each municipality f or recreation. They have decided that o ut of the $570,000 or so that they hav e, they are just giving $100,000 now an d the rest we are going to have to fig ht for," Assistant City Manager Mar ia Sutherland said. "This is going to be about $140,00 0 short of what we need to operate the r ec County rec agreement leaves AP $140K short Courtesy photo by ROBERTACASE Avon Park's Fire Department battles a car fire on Saturday in the Save-a-Lot parking lot. The vehicle, owned by Mack Taplin of Avon Park, was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. The fire, which started in the engine compartment, was under control within five minutes. One hot ride By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Town council members continued to work on two ordinances Monday night, ultimately tabling both issues to allow more time for fine tuning. Ordinance 10-625 would provide preferences for local businesses when awarding contracts. The idea was raised by the Lake Placid Merchants Association. Its president, Robert Brown, is the lead writer of the ordinance. Providing local preference, however, is complicated. The ordinance has to account for the competitive bidding process, or acquiring professional services which is regulated by state statute. The council also must take into account what to do when no bids are received, or if there is an emergency. Members also have to approve a list of pre-qualification requirements. Even the definition of local business has to be carefully defined. LP council takes cautious approach News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y Council member Cheryl Davis reflects the weariness most people in the room Monday night felt during the lengthy meeting. Complicated issues make for long meeting See COUNCIL, page 7A PAGE12B Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y Every Thursday approximately 30 wood carvers, from beginners to master craftsmen, gather to work on their individual projects at the Lake Placid Art League. Instruction is available. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID It turns out wood carving is addictive. At least that's what the men and women busy carving wood told a visitor over and over again when he visited the Lake Placid Wood Carvers working at the Lake Placid Art League studio Thursday. Robert Sharp, for example, lives in Wood Haven and carves with a group there one day a week. He and several of his friends then come to Lake Placid on Thursdays to carve again. And there is Al Hyman, who has worked with wood all his life. He said, "I took up carving late and now I'm addicted to it." "Well," he added, waving his arm, to indicate the full room, "Some guys do come to kibitz and tell fish stories.; it is social as much as a pastime. There are some who carve when they not talking." He grinned and added, "Then there are guys who come to carve. They only talk when they're not carving." Or Gwen Southworth, who was so impressed with hand carved marionette puppets she saw in Europe she returned home to try and create her own. She has honed her skills so her puppets are Creating art while making friends Wood carving a popular pastime in area See WOOD, page 6A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Students from Sebring Middle School visited the South Florida Community College on Tuesday learning the ins and outs of physics and applied sciences. Nearly 30 students started the day participating in hands-on experiments and ended their visit by rotating between three simulation stations where they learned more about SFCC's applied sciences. Dr. Jeffrey Bindell, a physics professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando as well Hands-on learning Students get up close with science See RECREATION, page 6A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sebring Middle School sixth grader Natalie McGathey, 12, has a hairraising experience Tuesday morning, while participating in Math & Physics Day at South Florida Community College in Avon Park. McGathey learned about static electricity by trying out a Van de Graaff generator. See STUDENTS, page 7A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLORIDA Highlands Coun ty Sheriff's deputies were dispatch ed around 10 a.m. Tuesday to search f or an escaped prisoner. According to dispatch, the prisoner, Zachary Wayne Korzep, 27, walked off of a work detail at the gun range at the landfill around 9:40 a.m. Korzep was described as a 5-foot-10 white ma le with brown hair, brown eyes and wea rInmate walks away from work detail Korzep See INMATE, page 8A

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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Despite other financial struggles, Avon Park's funding of the city's police pension is looking pretty good, according to Doug Lozen, an analyst from Foster & Foster Financing. But the fire department's pension may not be in as good of shape. "There is no unfunded liability in the police pension," Lozen said. "Right now, it is actually about 108 percent funded." Although a very complicated matter, the timing and amount of pension for officers is determined by how many years the officer has served, how much is contributed and an estimate on the amount of returns the investments made from the pension fund will reap. The catch for the city is that if the investment predictions do not make the estimated amount, in this case 8 percent return, the city has to make up the difference at the end of the year. In 2008-09, the returns were far below the estimated amount of 8 percent, but according to Lozen, Avon Park has shown an increase in the funds because of officer turnover and lower salaries overall and 2010 came in better than predicted. If an officer leaves Avon Park before becoming vested at 10 years, all of the city's contributions are returned to the overall fund, making the amount the city has to put in less, and because of that turnover, the market assets of the city's fund have grown since the 1980s, Lozen said. "We have a negative unfunded liability because of the turnover," Lozen explained. "You are one of the few cities in the state that can enjoy a fully funded pension account." "But that is only half the picture," he added. Lozen gave the city projections of future liabilities if the state portion of the pensions were cut, which is currently being looked at in the legislature. If that happens, Lozen said, the city would have to increase the amount of their contributions over the next couple of years, or face a potential deficit in 2012, which would increase until 2014. "The city's contributions could grow from the $200,000 in 2010 to approximately $300,000 in 2014. From approximately 19 percent of payroll to 27-30 percent," Lozen said. The growth in cost is predicted because the state is estimated to decrease contributions, which makes up about 25 percent of the funding, the department has had fewer turnovers in the past year and it seems to be a bit more stable in salaries. Lozen's advice was to gradually increase the city's contributions to keep pace with the need. "We have not unfunded liability. If everyone was to retire today, we are pretty Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. Please call 385-6155.SUBSCRIPTION RATES12 mo.7% FL taxTotal HOME DELIVERY$60.46$4.23$64.69 IN FLORIDA MAIL92.236.4698.69 OUT OF FLORIDA MAIL105.99105.99 Deadlines for subscription changes are noon on Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon on Thursday for the Friday edition, and noon on Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. Romona Washington … Publisher and Executive Editor863-385-6155, ext. 515 GUARANTEED WEIGHT LOSS! 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Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd., on Sunday, Jan. 30. All of the $25 ticket donation price goes to the Humane Society of Highlands County. There are approximately 35 local restaurants that generously are participating in this event. Tickets may be purchased at the Humane Society, the Sebring Chamber of Commerce, or by calling 273-0049. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.S.A.L.T. celebrates 13-year anniversarySEBRING The Highlands County S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) will celebrate its 13th anniversary by holding a forum from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 15 in Conference Room 1 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Apanel of professionals from the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, all three police departments, AARP, West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and a representative from Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater's office will be present to answer questions from senior citizens, caregivers, church leaders or anyone interested in crimes and fraud against seniors. The purpose of the forum is to provide an opportunity to improve the quality of life for seniors by providing an active exchange of information between local law enforcement and seniors. The four Highlands County law enforcement agencies, AARPand other senior organizations will also be signing a TRIAD/S.A.L.T. agreement to promote senior safety and to reduce the unwarranted fear of crime that seniors often experience. TRIAD is a three-way commitment between the sheriff's office, the police chiefs, AARPand senior citizens who work togethe r to reduce the criminal vic timization of our older cit izens. It is here that law enforcement and senior ci tizens put their talents together to create and implement programs to meet the needs of Highlands County's older residents. Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center is hosting the event and will provide a continental breakfast. Seating is very limited. R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, Feb. 8 to Grace Plants at 402-5433.Ticket deadline nears for AP society banquetAVON PARK The deadline is fast approaching for ticket sales for the annual banquet of the Historical Society of Avon Park. The banquet is set f or 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 2 at the Hotel Jacaranda, bu t tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, Feb. 9. Tickets are $30 and are on sale at the Jacaranda, the Chamber of Commerc e and the Depot Museum. The event is open to the public. The banquet offers a di nner highlighted by prime rib and stuffed chicken breast. The program called "Memories of Avon Park" features members of the audience sharing their stories of the commu nity. For more information, call Jean Jordan at 4536957. AP Chamber lunch is ThursdayAVON PARK Avon Park Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will be at noon Thursday at the Hotel Jacaranda. The program will be presented by Highlands County Tax Collector Eric Zwayer. The cost of lunch is $1 0 per person. RSVPto the chamber office by e-mail or call 453-3350. Continued on page 5A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 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. 24: Ramon Luis Archeval, 34, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Matthew Thomas Blankenship, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; fraud, impersonating, misrepresenting self; fraud, illegal use of credit card, used more than two times in six months to obtain goods or money; larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense; and forgery, altering public records, certificate, etc. John Paul Doty, 38, of Avon Park, was charged for failure to leave information, property; knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked; battery, touch or strike; cruelty toward child, infliction of physical or mental injury. Robert Conway Gillman, 33, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, causing bodily harm. Ruth Ann Gobourne, 52, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence; and petit theft. Diana Wilson Henson, 43, of Lauderdale, was charged with simple battery. Joshua Barrington Hilton, 20, of Avon Park, was recommitted for resisting, obstructing officer without violence; and trespassing on land. Alonzo Donnell Luther, 42, of Lake Placid, was charged for driving while license suspended, first offense. Robert Lester Mathews, 42, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Pablo Merita Mendoza, 33, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Brent Michael Rice, 23, of Sebring, was charged with resisting, obstructing officer, without violence; and breach of peace, disorderly conduct. Veronica Marie Sorenson, 23, of Bushnell, held overnight for extradition, municipal ordinance violation. Matthew Scott Westbrook, 27, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or grand theft of dwelling; damaging property, criminal mischief; burglary of a unoccupied dwelling, unarmed; battery, touch or strike; and larceny, petit theft, second degree, second offense. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Jan. 23: James Erick Canales, 32, of Sebring, was charged for driving while license suspended, first offense. Hansel Vasallo Cruz, immigration detainer for violation of municipal ordinance. Anthony Jerome Gaines, 52, of Avon Park, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. David Eugene Herget, POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 8A Courtesy photo It took a year and $2,495 but the American Legion Post 69 ladies did it. They diligently worked raising money through dinners, raffle tickets and other fundraisers to bring comfort to pediatric patients at Florida Hospital through the Josh the Dog' stuffed puppy project featuring the companion book I'll Be Okay.' The group donated 77 sets hoping to turn a pediatric patient's anxious moments into an exciting, fun-filled adventure creating a positive impact and faster healing times. Avon Park American Legion Past 69 Ladies Auxiliary president Mary Striecker (from left), presents patient Maetwon Massendine, mother Nicole Jones, a Josh the Dog' along with Florida Hospital Pediatric Unit charge nurse Jennifer Garner, chairwoman Cathy Richards and Mickey Christic. Legion ladies help sick kids Avon Park council told police pension plan in great shape You are one of the few cities in the state than can enjoy a fully funded pension account.'DOUGLOZEN analyst But changes at state level could have effect Special to the News-SunSEBRING Downtown Sebring will be having a "roaring" good time on Saturday, Feb. 12 as the Community Redevelopment Agency hosts the 28th Annual Roaring Twenties Arts and Crafts Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 100 craft, art and food vendors are expected to convene around Sebring's historic downtown Circle to celebrate Sebring's 1920's heritage. Within the lovely setting, festival attendees can browse booths displaying wood crafts, homemade soaps, leather crafts, clothing, iron crafts, stained glass, jewelry and plants. There will also be painters, photographers and sculptors with artwork for sale. While attendees work up an appetite from all the fun, food vendors will be on site with fun treats such as kettle corn, funnel cakes, lemonade, Italian ice, hot dogs and ice cream. For more information about the Roaring Twenties Arts and Crafts Festival, contact the CRAat 471-5104. Downtown Sebring to host a Roaring' good time See POLICE, page 8A

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Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com Tickets on sale now at the box of“ce 10 AM … 2 PM 382-2525 or online at www.highlandslittletheatre.org. Broadways heroes and villains in song featuring music from Damn Yankees, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors and more. Dinner will be sold at the Friday February 4 performance only, followed by a dedication of the newly constructed stage to Jim McCollum. Friday, February 4th(includes Dinner)$5000Saturday, February 5th2:30pm & 7:00pm Show (no Dinner)$1500 News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS W illiam Beaulieu, 2, thinks about throwing a snow ball Saturday during the Sixth Annual Snow Fest at the Sebring International Raceway. A picture of another child that was mistakenly identified as Beaulieu appeared in Sunday's News-Sun. Decisions, decisions ... works of art. She said it takes more than 100 hours to complete one puppet. Asked if she put them up for sale, she shook her head. "I haven't even given any away," she said with a rueful smile. Bill Snyder, one of the founding members and an instructor for the group, said part of his goal is to show people how to progress from simple whittling to creating works of art. Lessons are used as a fundraiser for the art league with a one-time fee of $40, wood included. Tools are separate, but one of the group members can order any tool needed. To get beginners started, Snyder assigns projects and provides examples for students to copy. What with the pungent odor of wood, the curly shavings spilling onto the floor, and the hum of focused attention, it didn't take long for a person step away from the real world and into something like Santa's workshop. Sandy Kohan, who just started carving, carefully tapped a chisel with a wooden mallet, finding a horse's profile in her block of wood. Warren Kirk sanded edges off the delicate forms of trees, fish and deer on a mantelpiece he was carving for his grandson. Bill Patterson, a winter resident from Ontario, worked on a pelican, Norman Pelland concentrated on a crocodile, and Millard Galyan carved walking sticks. Using traditional tools and working with exotic woods like butternut, bass, sassafras, cedar and wild cherry, it is easy to understand the allure. But equally compelling are the friendships forged in the group over time. Hyman told of a friend who was working on a 5foot horse for his grandson. One day, after a year on his project, the friend ask ed Hyman, among others, to please finish the horse f or his family should he d ie before it was complete. Sadly that came to pas s, but the Lake Placid Woo d Carvers fulfilled their prom ise and finished the horse. One of the best exampl es of that kind of teamwork is the eagle over the door of the Main Street Ameri ca restaurant on Main Avenu e. Several of the carve rs worked together to carve it as a way of honoring t he restaurant's owner f or rebuilding after a devasta ting fire. For more information ca ll Ken Lorant at 699-6909, or Bill Snyder at 699-2665. Continued from page 1A Wood carving has many local fans News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y Gwen Southworth has been carving wood for about four years. She creates marionette puppets that are works of art. Here she carves a shoe. Sorry, the puppets are not for sale. good; most cities are not," said Renee Green, the city's financial officer. "But this is just half of what we are looking at. We are going to have to look at the fire department. The turnover rate there is much lower," Green said. The fire department also pays a slightly higher percentage in contributions, currently 24.65 percent, according to Green. The council asked Lozen if he could come up with numbers for the fire depa rtment, but Lozen reminded council that h is company works for the trustees of t he account, not the city. Mayor Sharon Schuler then asked staff to come back with a proposal to look at t he fire department, which is just approximat ely 85 percent funded, Green said. "We can budget and plan to put aside, b ut we have to have it first to do it," Schul er said. Continued from page 2A Police pension plan in good shape d epartment," Mayor Sharon S chuler said after looking at t he temporary agreement for j ust $100,000. The city requested $ 283,317 for recreation from t he county in the 2010-11 fisc al year. According to the old i nterlocal agreement signed at t he beginning of the budget s eason, Avon Park was schedu led to get $249,694 of the r equested amount reimbursed a s the budget year progressed. County staff announced in D ecember that it was changi ng the way that funds were a llocated to each municipalit y. "It is our goal to make the p rogram and distribution of f unds more equitable," said V icki Pontius, director of the c ounty's Parks and Recreation D epartment. The plan presented by the c ounty currently shows that A von Park is getting $194,073 this fiscal year, $55,621 short of the budgeted $249,649. The county's plan is not finalized yet, according to a memo from county Community Services Director June Fisher. "Please keep in mind that the documents that are provided are working documents'and may not reflect the final outcome," Fisher wrote after a public records request was made for the staff's suggestions to the commissioners. "In the case that we get less, how are we going to go forward?" Schuler asked of Sutherland. "I have full faith in the county staff to do the right thing," Sutherland told the council. "We may have to start charging for recreation. We are going to have a shortfall no matter what. I am not sure that this council or the taxpayers are going to want that. We are going to pursue the balance based on user fees. I don't know. I don't know," Sutherland said to repeated questions from the council concerning what the city was going to do if no other funding came through. "Even if we determined that we need to charge, based on this agreement, we can't do that," Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray pointed out. Article 7 of the agreement from the county stipulates that user fees could not be used if the city accepted the $100,000 presented in the short term. "I don't know if they are going to have the balance of these funds paid out this year or next year. I just don't know right now," Sutherland said. Lake Placid and Sebring city councils were also presented with the $100,000 short term agreement. Continued from page 1A Recreation funding lacking in AP

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Stargel was quoted in an O rlando Sentinel article as sayi ng her idea grew out of the d ebate on Senate Bill 6, later v etoed by then Governor C harlie Crist, which tied t eacher pay and retention to s tudent performance in the c lassroom test scores to be t he standard measure of that p erformance. How could teachers be held a ccountable for students who w ere often tardy or missed s chool altogether, rarely did t heir homework, did not prep are for tests or practice basic s kills for mastery, teachers w anted to know at the time. We need to remember that t eaching and learning are both v ery difficult tasks, involving b oth sides of the brain, p atience and persistence. Another reason education is s uch a difficult thing to prov ide, as well as to improve, is t hat right from the beginning at l east three individuals are i nvolved the teacher, the s tudent, and the parent and t ypically all of them have to do t heir jobs in order for the student to succeed. At the elementary school level in particular, students are dependent on their parents not just to provide transportation, but to set an example and treat learning as important. When students in the first three or four years of elementary school, are routinely tardy or absent, it's a fair bet the problem lies with the parent, not the student. When parents don't express an interest in their children's work or accomplishments, they can't be surprised if the day comes when their children lose interest in learning, or give up trying. So, to say that parents are important is to understate the case. The $64,000 question is how to get parents more involved not just communicating with the teacher, but setting a regular study time at home, checking to make sure work is done, having children in bed at an appropriate time, and up early enough for a nutritious breakfast, whether served at the kitchen table or at school, and most important, seeing to it their children attend school every day. Stargel would have teachers rate parents based on those essentials. While we admire her effort to find solutions, we worry grading parents will do more harm than good. Aschool principal once remarked that the parents most teachers needed to talk to were the ones who never showed up, or returned phone calls. Grading parents, however, will only cause defensiveness and conflict. Especially among parents who want their children to do well, but are exhausted by work and really don't have the time. Then there is the point that teachers have enough to do without having to add another chore, especially a deeply contentious chore, to their mandated, must-do list. When a teacher and students are in a classroom is alive. Like all living organisms it is a complicated place, having systems within systems, layers of routine, multiple goals and many deadlines to meet. Philosophers have debated how to perfect education for millennia. While there is a symmetry to the idea of grading everyone, we don't see how it will help. We urge our state representatives to vote against this bill should it get to the floor of the legislature. As we also urge rejecting Senate Bill 6 should that be reintroduced. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com The idea of grading parents? Needs improvement A recent news item caught our attention: State Representative Kelli Stargel's (R-Polk County) proposal t o have elementary teachers grade parents o n a three-level scale satisfactory, needs i mprovement, or unsatisfactory as to h ow well prepared their child is for school e very day. "Now that I've had a chance to think about it, I probably could have used a different metaphor." "This is going to be good. Please explain." "I've been coaching our high school's basketball team for a long time. We don't have the most talented kids, but we have the most heart. I've developed quite a knack for firing them up before big games." "Firing up?" "We were about to play our archenemy in our biggest game of the year but our kids wouldn't get the lead out. They should have been warming up, but instead sat around, shooting the breeze." "That's no good." "I understood why, though. They were still shellshocked over the loss we suffered a few days before. That game was murder." "Shellshocked! Murder!" "Well, they figured I was going to console them, but I came at them with both barrels blazing. I told them point-blank that they were at fault for the loss. They were not prepared and went off " "Half-cocked?" "That's right. I called out my guard for having an itchy trigger finger he'd rather shoot than pass and he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with a bazooka." "Oh, my goodness." "Well, after I shamed them a while, I figured it was time to start building them back up. I told them we're bloody but unbowed. Then I threw down the gauntlet. I told them it was no time to retreat; it was time to " "Reload?" "That's right. We needed to bite the bullet, after all. We had a real pitched battle ahead of us. Our opposition had a lot of weapons. If we had any hope of beating them, we had to draw first blood." "How did the game go?" "Son of a gun if we didn't annihilate our archenemy! We started slow in the first period, bu t our kids stuck to their guns. The momentum shifted our way. It was lik e shooting fish in a barrel. But that's when my metapho rs got me into trouble." "Trouble?" "I assembled ou r kids after the gam e. I praised them for their excellent play. I told them the rest of the season was u p to them it was a shot in the dark, but if we didn't shoot ourselves in the foot, we might make the playoffs." "And that got you in trou ble?" "One kid's father overheard my speech. He's had me in his sights all year an d finally had a clear shot. He complained to the school that my metaphors were vit riolic. He complained to th e police that I was inciting violence. I was suspended a s a coach and the cops may press charges." "In these highly sensitive times, it might be a good idea to choose your metaphors more carefully." "That may be true. Nobody ever accused me o f being a great orator or choosing the best metaphor s. Still, they're just metaphors But apparently weak-minde d people think we're too stupid to understand what metaphors really mean? Really? Have you ever seen anyone shoot fish in a barrel?" "Afair point." "Everything is backward if you ask me. In the proce ss of trying to attribute rational, political motives to a crazy man, people in the media and political arena make themselves look, wel l, crazy. Now they're afraid t o use such metaphors at all. They're missing the target. They need to take more car eful aim." "You can't help yourself with the metaphors, can you?" "Not by a long shot." Tom Purcell, a freelance writer is also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Metaphor madness McCalister shares his story with Tea PartyEditor: Dr. Mike McCalister, Republican c andidate for the U.S. Senate 2012, s poke at "The Highlands Tea P arty" on Jan. 18. Dr. McCalister is a retired U.S. S tates Army Colonel, who previo usly ran for governor of Florida i n the 2010 election. Dr. M cCalister, after only two months o f campaigning, on his own doll ars, drew 137,000 votes, 11 perc ent of the votes registered in that e lection. Dr. McCalister spoke on national s ecurity, immigration, jobs, agric ulture, retirees in Florida and h ealth care, to an audience of over 1 00 people. Mike spent his last 20 years in t he state of Florida, raised his son h ere as a single parent, so he is a ware of the struggles single pare nts encounter in their day-to-day l ives. Mike has a palm tree farm on t he west coast, has taught at severa l universities and colleges around t he state, worked in the health care f ield for over two decades, served i n the Pentagon in several committ ees regarding national security. M ike is a practicing professional in e ducation and agriculture, over 30 y ears experience in military servi ce. Mike came from a farming f amily, with a strong military histor y. His father and two uncles s erved in World War II, one uncle r eceiving three Purple Hearts, the o ther Killed in Action at G uadalcanal. Mike earned a Bachelor in S cience, with a major in agricult ure, completed the U.S. Army C ommand and General Staff C ollege studying leadership, tactics and decision-making, completed his Ph.D. in Management from Union Institute and graduated from the Air University War College, a Senior Department of Defense School. Mike joined the armed forces as an enlisted man in the U.S. Army and worked his way up through the ranks retiring as a colonel. As an active duty colonel, he chaired a global study for the Department of Defense on issues of national security, also served as the subject matter expert at a U.S. congressional testimony on national security and, represented U.S. Special Operations as a member of the Secretary of Defense Training Transformation Executive Steering Committee. Mike was also involved in U.S. Special Operations Forces Overseas AntiTerrorist Training of Foreign Nation Military Forces. Dr. McCalister walks for walk and talks the talk of the people and tells it like it is. He sees what is happening to our beloved country and state of Florida. Mike wants to have the opportunity to try and get them back on the right course. Look for Dr. Mike McCalister to be back in Sebring in the coming months. Mike will also be making appearances on WWTK 730 AM, The Barry Foster Show and on WHFT1390 AM on the Principles of Freedom, in the near future. Dr. McCalister is one of you, experiencing many of the same concerns and pains as you do. This is not an endorsement of the candidate, the Tea Party does not endorse, we educate the people about candidates and legislation so they know what they are voting for when they go to their poll. John Nelson President The Highlands Tea Party SNAP needs to be unsnappedEditor: I have seen enough. S.N.A.P., or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) was designed to aid families to gain the proper nutrition they need to thrive and stay healthy despite a lower income. I stood in line at a local grocery store last night and observed a woman with two carts purchasing some of that "nutrition" the program was apparently designed for. I snapped a picture of both carts. One cart contained 30 cases of Pepsi, the other approximately 25 bags of potato chips, four cases of Coca Cola, and a birthday cake. This was all paid for with a S.N.A.P. debit card. I just thought I would alert a few readers that don't already know about the abuse that it is out of control. The cards should be set up to deny the purchase of such things as this, especially in the quantity mentioned. This is not "nutrition". This makes individuals that do not get food stamps but are struggling wonder what they did wrong. This needs to be fixed. Chad Dubose Avon ParkLake June is not quite dryEditor: After reading Mr. Tuffley's article about Lake June in Wednesday's News-Sun, I think he should have done a little more research on lake levels on Lake June. Living on a canal in the Leisure Lakes area, I am also affected by the lower water levels that occur in the dry seasons. The level of Lake June on Jan 19, 2011 was 73.39 feet above sea level. The average January level of the lake since January of 2005 is 73.85 feet, so the lake is a little less than six inches lower than the five-year January average. But it is nearly a foot higher than the 2001 level. SWFWMD let some water from their G-90 structure because of predicted tropical storms in September, but this release had only a small effect on the current level. The lake level on Sept. 1 was 74.19 and on Sept. 30 was 74.04 feet. The fact that we have only had 5.47 inches of rain (by the SWFWMD rain gauge on the north side of Lake June) since Sept. 1 is the main reason the lake level is lower this year. Over two inches of that rain fell in September. For the first time since records are available, we had no measurable rain fall in the month of October. I can appreciate the feelings of those who can't get their boat off the lift cradle, but realistically in Florida, lake levels drop in the dry season, some years more than others. The Lake June water system is blessed (or cursed) that its level fluctuation in dry seasons is much less than most other ridge lakes. We receive more than our share of Lake Placid water, because of increased underground flow in the Catfish Creek area. Lake Placid has seen its level drop up to five or six feet from its historical average. I look at the level of Lake June nearly every day, both on the SWFWMD Web site and my own dock, and I didn't see the event described, but I can tell Mr. Tuffley that if Lake June had dropped eight inches in one day because of the G-90 gates being open, he would have been writing stories about the flooded homes in Covered Bridge and the Jack Cree k area. And, by the way, the G-90 structure and Lake Francis are the headwaters of Jack Creek; the "Covered Bridge" is over Jack Creek. Jack Creek flows north int o Josephine Creek and Josephine Creek flows east into Lake Istokpoga and it never converges south of Lake Placid. Dick Rean ey Lake Plac id Harvey' ends this weekEditor: Rabbit season will continue for one more week at Highlands Littl e Theatre, and it is a great season. The rabbit that is in season is named Harvey and can only be seen by Elwood P. Dowd, played magnificently by Bill Farmer. Sometimes his sister, Veta Louise Simmons played by Linda WellsGrosman, admits to seeing Harvey and all of the stress this has cause d the family and their friends. This is an opportunity to forget all of your troubles and sit back and laugh at the antics of all of th e characters surrounding Harvey. Every character in the show is a delight to watch and brings humo r and laughter. Rabbit season will only last for one more week and then it will close at Highlands Little Theatre. If you do not have your tickets, this is one show you do not want to miss. Word is spreading and the night I attended was a full house with just a few seats here and there. Call the box office today or go online to purchase your tickets, www.highlandslittletheatre.org Olivia Sco tt Avon Park Guest Column Tom Purcell

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011Page 5A LAKE PLACIDArtLeague24th Annual Art Show & SaleSaturday, January 29, 2011 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bert J. Harris Agricultural CenterU.S. Highway 27 South Sebring, FLFree Admission Door Prizes All Day Refreshments Available Telecom Pioneers meet todayLAKE PLACID The Telecom Pioneers (retired telephone people) Life Member club will meet at 11:45 a.m. today for lunch and a meeting at the Elk's Lodge in Lake Placid. Reservations are necessary. Call Pat Jones at 4659772 or Dee Gray at 3852367. The lunch is $8.75 each. The club meets September through April on the fourth Wednesday (except holidays), of the month. All telephone retired people and spouses in Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid are invited to join. This is a voluntary organization that helps different organizations in the community.Woman's Club hosts BuncoLAKE PLACID GFWC Lake Placid Woman's Club will host Bunco at 1 p.m. Thursday at 10 N. Main Ave., in Lake Placid. Cost is $5, and includes dessert; cash prizes available. For details, call 465-3163.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have bar bingo at 1 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 4529853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will have music with Bama Jam from 5:308:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke set from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 4650131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will have music by Uptown Country today. Early bird bingo is at 6 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 4652661. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge will have music by Larry Musgrave from 5-9 p.m. today. The Moose game is set for 8 p.m. On Thursday there will be meetings of th e Legion, officers and genera l. For more information and menu selections, call 6553920.Social Dance Club elects officersSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will hold its annual election of officers at Beef O'Bradys Restaurant in Sebring at 7 p.m. Thursday with dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.Dessert Card Party slatedSEBRING The GFWC Woman's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, will host a dessert card party at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The event is open to players of cards, bridge and other games. Cost is $3 per person. Phone 385-7268 for reserva tions. Continued from page 2A BURNESS GOERTZ Burness Goertz, 93, of S ebring, Florida, passed a way Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, i n Sebring. She was born D ec. 30, 1917, to Henry and L uella (Van Raden) K ampen in Forreston, Ill., a nd had been a resident of S ebring since 1986, coming f rom Forreston. She was a M issionary with SIM, joini ng in 1946 and serving in N igeria and Niger working i n guesthouses and schools a s Missionary Hostess and a lso taught children's Bible c lasses. She retired from S IM in 1982 and was a m ember of Bible F ellowship Church in S ebring. Burness is survived by h er husband, Sam Goertz of S ebring; step-daughter, Lois S teele, Albemarle, N.C.; s tep-son, Timothy Goertz, W ilmington, Del.; sisters, P hyllis Mennenga, F orreston, Ill., and M arguerite Green, Lenark, I ll.; eight step-grandchild ren; 10 step-great-grandc hildren and several nieces a nd nephews. The family will receive f riends from 5-7 p.m. T uesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at the S IM Fellowship Hall in S ebring. Funeral services w ill take place at 10 a.m. W ednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at t he SIM Chapel with Dr. E ugene Bengtson officiati ng. Interment will be at L akeview Memorial G ardens, Avon Park, FL. A rrangements have been e ntrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebing, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com SYLVIARIMES Sylvia Rimes, 71, of B owen's Mill Community o f Wilcox County, Ga., died S aturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at h er residence. Mrs. Rimes was born M ay 22, 1939 in Sebring, F la., to the late Walter F ranklin Howard and Helen M oore Layport. Ahomem aker, she was a former s chool bus driver in H ighlands County, Fla. She s ang for the glory of God w ith the Rimes Family. She w as of the Holiness Faith a nd attended Mt. Zion B aptist Church in Wilcox C ounty. She is survived by her h usband of 53 years, Dennis R imes of Bowen's Mill, W ilcox County; sons, Rusty ( Karen) Rimes of Lorida, F la., Buddy (Carlene) R imes of Bowen's Mill, and A llen (Gina) Rimes of Lake C ity, Fla.; seven grandchild ren and four great-grandc hildren; brothers, Nick ( Phyllis) Layport of D eltona, Fla. and Lucky ( Cheryl) Layport of Lorida, F la.; several nieces and n ephews and sisters-in-law, Y vette Layport of North C arolina and Veda Mae L ayport of Lake Placid, Fla. A long with her parents, she w as preceded in death by b rothers, Sonny, Tommy and Otis and sister, Lois. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Chuck Taylor and the Rev. Ronny Griner officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. RAYMOND P. STORTI Raymond P. Storti "Ray," 87, of Lake Placid went to be with his Lord Sunday evening January 23, 2011 at the Lake Placid Heath Care Center. He was born on February 26, 1923 in Providence, RI. He served his country in the US Marine Corps during WWII. Mr. Storti was a graduate of the University of Maryland. He moved to Lake Placid in 1982 and was a member of the Placid Lakes Country Club, Elks Lodge 2661, Placid Lakes Volunteer Fire Department and the St. James Catholic Church. Mr. Storti loved his family and friends and enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, sailing, golf and everything outdoors. Mr. Storti is preceded in death by his granddaughter Rachael and survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Ellie and their seven children; Mark Storti, Pat Storti, Phylis Lovelace, Ray Storti, Jr., Matt Storti, Ellie Johnson and Amy Beskar, their 12 Grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. AMass of Christian Burial to celebrate Ray's life will be held 12 Noon Friday January 28, 2011 at the St. James Catholic Church 3880 Placid View Drive, Lake Placid with Father Michael Cannon Celebrating. Agathering for family and friends will follow the services from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at the Placid Lakes Country Club 3601 Placid Lakes Blvd. The family suggest donation be made in Mr. Storti's memory to the charity of your choice. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.c om. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home Lake Placid, FL 863-465-4134 ROBERTD. "BOB" YOUNG Robert D. "Bob" Young, age 81, passed away Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. Born in Anniston, Ala., of parents David Wiley and Mary Lucille Young, he was the fourth child of seven: Louis, Marjorie, Glenn, (Bob), Barbara, Rita, and Edna. The first three have passed away; Barbara Martin lives in Atlanta, Ga., Rita Pruett lives in Anniston, Ala., and Edna Collins lives in Mission Hills, Calif. Surviving Bob are his wife, Helen Knowles Young; daughters, Debra Jean Stephens of Lake Wales, Florida; Teresa Joan Gallimore (Butch) of Sebring, Florida; son, Robert D. Young Jr. of Sebring, Florida; and three granddaughters, two grandsons, and three great-grandsons. After graduating Anniston High School in 1949, Bob joined the United States Air Force where he served in Alaska during the Korean War, Tampa and Avon Park where he met and married his wife. After his four-year tour was finished, he worked for Florida Power for nine years and in 1961 he was appointed Postmaster of Avon Park by President John F. Kennedy. He served as Postmaster for 26 years, the longest term ever served by any Avon Park Postmaster. He was president of the Florida Postmasters Association and lobbied in Washington, D.C. Bob and Helen were very active in the community and with the assistance of Hue E. Nunnallee, Attorney at Law, whom Helen worked with as a legal secretary, they developed a 33acre subdivision named Lotela Terrace, which is located between the high school and Bombing Range Road. Bob got his real estate license and they built two houses and sold lots for many years. Also, Bob was very interested in golf and he gave golf lessons at the old Avon Lakes Country Club, which is now River Greens Golf Club. Bob was also a member of Pinecrest Lakes Golf Club. He owned golf shops in Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Bradenton and Avon Park with managers and clerks to run them. He is a lifetime member of the Elks Club in Sebring, a member of the Moose Club, VFW, American Legion and the First United Methodist Church. Bob and Helen owned a corporation, Space Mart, Inc., which rents space to small businesses usually just getting started. Since 1975, many of these businesses such as Crystal Nails, Alligator Packing and the Moose Club have grown larger and successful and moved to other locations. This is an ongoing effort to assist Avon Park in acquiring new business. AMemorial Service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hope Hospice, 4840 Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33872. Cremation Arrangements by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida 863-453-3101 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES New members Courtesy pho to The GFWC Lake Placid Woman's Club installed four new members on Thursday at its January meeting. New members include Pasty Fulbright; Mary Joiner sponsored by Rose Mary Pinto; Trish Kleczek by Nancy Reed; and Judy Montgomery by Jeannie Peyton. Members heard a program presented by Ameri Life Health Services' Phil Rupert. and Lee Hart spoke of the changes in Medicare and other issues concerning seniors. Eighty-four members were in attendance and enjoyed a luncheon served by the Home Life department. A special matinee performance will be held on Jan. 29 at Highlands Little Theater's production of Harvey' to benefit the scholarship fund; desserts will be served at intermission. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling 465-9508 or 465-3163. By BILLKACZOR Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida lawmakers a re looking to Texas for advice on cutting p rison costs without appearing to be soft on c rime. Texas state Rep. Jerry Madden outlined s everal cost-cutting steps taken by his state i n 2007 during a joint meeting Monday of t wo Florida Senate committees. The Texas approach included putting l ow-risk, nonviolent offenders on probation o r freeing them on parole and providing t reatment to inmates suffering from drug a nd alcohol addiction or mental health probl ems. "This (group) is the ones you're mad at, y ou're angry at," said Madden, who helped l ead the overhaul. "They've done something t hat's really dumb, stupid against the law, b ut you're not terribly afraid of them." Texas has avoided about $2 billion in p rison costs since taking its new approach, M adden said. He said the prison population there has grown only slightly in that span instead a predicted increase of more than 17,000 inmates. Texas, though, remains only second to California with a prison population of 155,000. Florida isn't far behind with 102,000 inmates. Sen. Paula Dockery, a Lakeland Republican, said Florida lawmakers have discussed similar proposals for the last three years but they haven't gotten anywhere. "It's politically difficult to do," Dockery said. Pressure to do something about prison costs, though, is mounting. Republican Gov. Rick Scott campaigned last year on a promise to cut prison spending by $1 billion. That would be only a partial solution to a projected shortfall of $3.6 billion to $4.6 billion that Florida is confronting for the budget year starting July 1. Two influential lobbying groups immediately declared their support for the Texas approach Associated Industries of Florida and Florida TaxWatch. Florida lawmakers look to Texas for prison advice

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Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com Tickets on sale now at the box of“ce 10 AM … 2 PM 382-2525 or online at www.highlandslittletheatre.org. Broadways heroes and villains in song featuring music from Damn Yankees, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors and more. Dinner will be sold at the Friday February 4 performance only, followed by a dedication of the newly constructed stage to Jim McCollum. Friday, February 4th(includes Dinner)$5000Saturday, February 5th2:30pm & 7:00pm Show (no Dinner)$1500 News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS W illiam Beaulieu, 2, thinks about throwing a snow ball Saturday during the Sixth Annual Snow Fest at the Sebring International Raceway. A picture of another child that was mistakenly identified as Beaulieu appeared in Sunday's News-Sun. Decisions, decisions ... works of art. She said it takes more than 100 hours to complete one puppet. Asked if she put them up for sale, she shook her head. "I haven't even given any away," she said with a rueful smile. Bill Snyder, one of the founding members and an instructor for the group, said part of his goal is to show people how to progress from simple whittling to creating works of art. Lessons are used as a fundraiser for the art league with a one-time fee of $40, wood included. Tools are separate, but one of the group members can order any tool needed. To get beginners started, Snyder assigns projects and provides examples for students to copy. What with the pungent odor of wood, the curly shavings spilling onto the floor, and the hum of focused attention, it didn't take long for a person step away from the real world and into something like Santa's workshop. Sandy Kohan, who just started carving, carefully tapped a chisel with a wooden mallet, finding a horse's profile in her block of wood. Warren Kirk sanded edges off the delicate forms of trees, fish and deer on a mantelpiece he was carving for his grandson. Bill Patterson, a winter resident from Ontario, worked on a pelican, Norman Pelland concentrated on a crocodile, and Millard Galyan carved walking sticks. Using traditional tools and working with exotic woods like butternut, bass, sassafras, cedar and wild cherry, it is easy to understand the allure. But equally compelling are the friendships forged in the group over time. Hyman told of a friend who was working on a 5foot horse for his grandson. One day, after a year on his project, the friend ask ed Hyman, among others, to please finish the horse f or his family should he d ie before it was complete. Sadly that came to pas s, but the Lake Placid Woo d Carvers fulfilled their prom ise and finished the horse. One of the best exampl es of that kind of teamwork is the eagle over the door of the Main Street Ameri ca restaurant on Main Avenu e. Several of the carve rs worked together to carve it as a way of honoring t he restaurant's owner f or rebuilding after a devasta ting fire. For more information ca ll Ken Lorant at 699-6909, or Bill Snyder at 699-2665. Continued from page 1A Wood carving has many local fans News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y Gwen Southworth has been carving wood for about four years. She creates marionette puppets that are works of art. Here she carves a shoe. Sorry, the puppets are not for sale. good; most cities are not," said Renee Green, the city's financial officer. "But this is just half of what we are looking at. We are going to have to look at the fire department. The turnover rate there is much lower," Green said. The fire department also pays a slightly higher percentage in contributions, currently 24.65 percent, according to Green. The council asked Lozen if he could come up with numbers for the fire depa rtment, but Lozen reminded council that h is company works for the trustees of t he account, not the city. Mayor Sharon Schuler then asked staff to come back with a proposal to look at t he fire department, which is just approximat ely 85 percent funded, Green said. "We can budget and plan to put aside, b ut we have to have it first to do it," Schul er said. Continued from page 2A Police pension plan in good shape d epartment," Mayor Sharon S chuler said after looking at t he temporary agreement for j ust $100,000. The city requested $ 283,317 for recreation from t he county in the 2010-11 fisc al year. According to the old i nterlocal agreement signed at t he beginning of the budget s eason, Avon Park was schedu led to get $249,694 of the r equested amount reimbursed a s the budget year progressed. County staff announced in D ecember that it was changi ng the way that funds were a llocated to each municipalit y. "It is our goal to make the p rogram and distribution of f unds more equitable," said V icki Pontius, director of the c ounty's Parks and Recreation D epartment. The plan presented by the c ounty currently shows that A von Park is getting $194,073 this fiscal year, $55,621 short of the budgeted $249,649. The county's plan is not finalized yet, according to a memo from county Community Services Director June Fisher. "Please keep in mind that the documents that are provided are working documents'and may not reflect the final outcome," Fisher wrote after a public records request was made for the staff's suggestions to the commissioners. "In the case that we get less, how are we going to go forward?" Schuler asked of Sutherland. "I have full faith in the county staff to do the right thing," Sutherland told the council. "We may have to start charging for recreation. We are going to have a shortfall no matter what. I am not sure that this council or the taxpayers are going to want that. We are going to pursue the balance based on user fees. I don't know. I don't know," Sutherland said to repeated questions from the council concerning what the city was going to do if no other funding came through. "Even if we determined that we need to charge, based on this agreement, we can't do that," Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray pointed out. Article 7 of the agreement from the county stipulates that user fees could not be used if the city accepted the $100,000 presented in the short term. "I don't know if they are going to have the balance of these funds paid out this year or next year. I just don't know right now," Sutherland said. Lake Placid and Sebring city councils were also presented with the $100,000 short term agreement. Continued from page 1A Recreation funding lacking in AP

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011Page 7A The proposed ordinance states a business has to have a fixed office or distribution point located within the Lake Placid town limits for at least the year prior to a bid application. Also, the business must employ at least one full-time employee, or two part-time employees whose primary residence is with the town limits. Or, if there are no employees, the business must be at least 50 percent owned by one or more individuals whose primary residence in within town limits. The ordinance must also address exceptions to local preference. Town Attorney Bert Harris warned the council to be careful about wording in the ordinance, because it is a law, and not a policy. He pointed out confusing wording in the section referencing which town officials would have the authority to adopt administrative rules supplemental to the provisions of the ordinance. The proposed ordinance was sent back to Brown for the revisions needed, and will be brought back to council. Ordinance 10-623, which updates the Oak Hill Cemetery rules, resets cemetery prices which have been in place for so long they no longer cover true costs and revisits the cemetery trust fund upon which the cemetery depends for perpetual care. Council member Ray Royce said the council should treat the immediate discussion, "more like a conception workshop," than a second and final public hearing. Athird public hearing will be held on the matt er once the ordinance's wordin g and provisions fulfill t he intentions of the council. Early on, the council wan ted to provide a two-step pri ce schedule, one for Lake Plac id residents and one for ever yone else. As it is an enterprise f or the town, however, it w as decided to not distingui sh between residents and no nresidents, so prices we re revised. When complete, the ord inance will address specif ic issues, including what is included in the price of t he burial plot or mausoleu m crypt. The key piece to remem ber, Harris said, is the perm anent nature of a cemetery. A long view was essential f or today's generation to ensu re quality care in perpetuit y. "I'm really concerned m y grave won't be cared for," he said, echoing many people 's concerns. Council member Ste ve Bastardi was concerned t he council did not have enoug h information to set prices ye t. "It has to be based on sc ience," he said. "We don 't know enough yet and we' re not going to find out sittin g here. We will create a burd en for the future if we don't g et this right." The council directed Joh n Komaso to research pri ce structures at other cemete ries. Komaso is the town 's recreation director, who too k over responsibilities for t he cemetery when former publ ic works director Jim Fulto n retired in December. The council tabled actio n to allow time for Komaso to complete his study and ma ke adjustments to the ord inance's wording. Continued from page 1A Council takes it slow on complicated issues facing Lake Placid as a member of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, said program strives to attract curious minds, employees, and especially students, to the industry of science and technology. "We have to make kids aware that science and math is fun. If they wait to become interested in physics and math when they are 10thor 11th-graders then it's too late. There is too much making up to do," said Bindell. The program singles out sixth-graders so that professors, instructors and science programs are able to grab the attention of the students at a younger age. Bindell, with the help of colleague Dr. Ahlam Al-Rawi, puts on two programs monthly hoping to give students the opportunity to experience and learn about high tech career opportunities. Numerous experiments were conducted the first half of the day including a wave machine, which demonstrated the physics of sound and waves using string, and the students favorite, the Van de Graaff generator. The generator is a machine that conducts electricity by touch delivering up to 500,000 volts to whatever is in contact with it. Natalie McGathey, 12, gave the room full of her friends and on-lookers a laugh as the Van de Graaff generator made dozens of strands of her hair stand on end. After the experiments, students broke into three groups, each going to a stimulation center to learn a little more about the applied sciences at SFCC. SFCC Dean of Applied Sciences and Technologies Kevin Brown joined one group of students at the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) simulation. Brown explained what the students would be learning from the station. Randy Chancey, EMS Instructor and Steve Ashworth, EMS program director, spent 25 minutes answering questions about injuries and procedures while teaching the middle schoolers the basics of what EMS students learn. The students seemed fully interested and excited to be a part of the program. Many of the students carried their own digital cameras to snap pictures and show off all they learned throughout the day. The FHTCC plans to hold many more programs and partner with SFCC in the future to bring awareness and fun to the world of science and math. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sebring Middle School sixth graders Hayden Polston (from left), 11, Kevin Stoll, 11, Trey Frazier, 12, and William Edgar, 11, get acquainted with a training doll that is used to train Emergency Medical Services paramedics Tuesday during Math & Physics Day at South Florida Community College. Students get hands-on learning about applied sciences at SFCC Fla. legislative leaders OK oneday budget delayTALLAHASSEE R epublican legislative l eaders have given Gov. R ick Scott approval to d elay his budget proposa ls to lawmakers by one d ay until Feb. 7. Senate President Mike H aridopolos and House S peaker Dean Cannon on T uesday sent letters to t he new Republican gove rnor granting the extens ion. Scott had written them M onday asking for perm ission to hold off on his r ecommendations until o ne day past the Feb. 6 l egal deadline because it f alls on a Sunday. The Legislature is faci ng a potential shortfall o f $3.6 billion to $4.6 bill ion in the budget year b eginning July 1. Scott plans to seek tax c uts that would increase t hat budget gap by anothe r $2 billion or more, but s ays he'll still propose a b alanced budget.Chief justice: Fla. courts can't stand more cutsTALLAHASSEE C hief Justice Charles C anady says Florida's c ourts can't stand any m ore spending cuts nor c an they continue to so h eavily rely upon fees f rom foreclosure cases to p ay their bills. The state Supreme C ourt's leader gave that a ssessment to the Senate J udiciary Committee on T uesday. Florida lawmakers are f acing a shortfall of $3.6 b illion to $4.6 billion in t he budget year that b egins July 1. STATESNAPSHOTS

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By LEANNE ITALIE Associated PressNEWYORK Your s weetheart or your pet. Who w ould you choose to dump if o ne had to go? Most current pet owners s aid they would hold on to t heir spouse or significant o ther (84 percent), but a siza ble 14 percent picked their p et, according to an APP etside.com poll. Put Sally Roland, 53, of O maha, Neb., down in the d og-first column. "I'm d ivorced, so that might e xplain it," she joked. The unmarried, like R oland, are more apt to c hoose their pet over their m ate 25 percent among u nmarried pet owners versus 8 percent among the married. Count Fidel Martinez, 30, o f Akron, Ohio, as forever l oyal to Killer. That's his m ix-breed, 100-pound rescue d og. "I would absolutely give u p my girlfriend for him," M artinez said. "I know it s ounds insane but I've had n umerous relationships with w omen. My dog has never let m e down." For the record: Martinez a nd Killer have been together f or seven years. Martinez and h is girlfriend have been t ogether for four. The twol egged pair have no immedia te plans to cohabitate, he s aid, but she does like the dog a lot. Women are far more apt than men to say the humanpet choice would be a tough one (40 percent among women compared with 26 percent among men). Both genders were equally likely to go with their spouse or significant other, according to the poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. There was also no difference between dog and cat owners: 35 percent of each said the choice would be a hard one and more than eight in 10 would choose their spouse. Urban dwellers (47 percent) are more apt to say they'd have a difficult time choosing than did suburbanites (35 percent) or rural residents (25 percent). Giving up a pet for any reason can be really tough unless you are the owners of Princess the canine escape artist. David Rosenthal and his family in Missouri City, Texas, were ready with what they considered an ideal fenced backyard when they welcomed the 2-year-old American Eskimo from a shelter. Then things went from pretty good to not at all. "She kept getting away," he said. "She'd dig underneath the fence, sneak out through every little crack. It would usually take about an hour or so to corral her." Even worse, the 49-yearold Rosenthal discovered the hard way that the bushy sago palm plants in the backyard were poisonous to dogs (and humans, too). Princess sampled them and nearly died. Treatment cost about $2,000. "Plus she was nipping at kids," said Rosenthal, who has three. "We were told it was friendly to kids." So off Princess went, back to the shelter after a year. "It was sad but we knew there was already somebody there to adopt her." The family now has two other rescue dogs. About six in 10 adults (57 percent) have had to give up a pet at some point in their lives, with current pet owners (64 percent) a bit more likely to have done so. The most common reasons had to do with the pet's health: 69 percent said their pet was too sick to live on, 52 percent too sick to be cared for at home. But there are other reasons as well, including about one in 10 (9 percent) who, like Rosenthal, said their animal was too dangerous to keep. One-third (34 percent) of current pet owners said it would be "extremely" or "very" difficult if they were forced to choose between a pet and a family member wh o became allergic. Another 2 0 percent would find the choi ce somewhat difficult and 4 6 percent said it would be "n ot too difficult" or "not difficu lt at all." Christopher J. Hampto n, 67, in Bellingham, Wash ., has loved Pembroke Wel sh corgis since he was a kid. H e had a 5-year-old he h ad raised from a pup when he and his wife realized 40 yea rs ago that their year-old son 's asthma was dangerous ly exacerbated by their pet. "I couldn't give up my so n, so that was it," Hampto n said. The AP-Petside.com Po ll was conducted October 13 to 20, 2010 by GfK Rop er Public Affairs and Corpora te Communications. It involv ed landline and cell phone inte rviews with 1,501 adul ts nationwide including 1,00 0 pet owners. Results amon g all adults have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage poin ts; for results among pet owne rs it is 4.0 percentage points. Poll questions and results: http://www.ap-gfkpoll.com. Petside: www.petside.com/givingup-a-pet 46, of Sebring, was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Rachelle Marie Johnson, 33, of Sebring, was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Marvin Lee, 50, of Avon Park, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. James Lee Lyons, 61, of Avon Park, was charged for trespassing property, armed; possession of cocaine; carrying concealed electric weapon or device; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Maria Trinidad Medina, 44, of Arcadia, was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Rhononda Daniell Meyer, 32, of Lake Placid, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Shavarius Rashaad Robinson, 23, of Sebring, was charged for possession of cannabis; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Nancy Nicole Wyche, 33, of Lake Placid, was charged for withholding support, non-support of children or spouse, two counts. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Jan. 22: Jose Guadalupe Aguilar, 21, of Riverview, was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid license; and failing to register motor vehicle. Frank Dylan Gazaway, 19, of Avon Park, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for damaging property, giving false information to law enforcement officer. Stanley Henry Gorczyka, 45, of Sebring, was charged for domestic violence or battery. Ryan Derrick Langford, 20, of Sebring, was charged for battery, touch or strike. Natanael Jose Osorio, 20, of Avon Park, was charged for larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. John Peter Palmer, 70, of Lake Placid, was charged for hit and run, leaving scene of crash involving damage; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and DUI and damaging property. Joannellys Pagan Rios, 21, of Avon Park, was charged for possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Ricardo Perez Rodriguez, 24, of Avon Park; was charged for disorderly intoxication in public place causing disturbance. James Lee Tilley, 23, of Port Richey, was charged for larceny or petit, retail theft; and issuing or obtaining property with worthless check. Oral Robbie Tyler, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Nicole Danielle Whitten, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, Jan. 21: Ana Cristina Almonte, 49, of Sebring, was charged for driving with expired license for more than four months. Andres Benjamin Brotons, 32, of Sebring, was charged for possession of cocaine. Bobby Tyrone Brown, 25, of Sebring, was charged for driving with suspended or revoked driver license. Jon Wesley Chambliss, 28, of Sebring, was charged for possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of cocaine; and leaving scene of accident without giving information. Sandra Lynn Marie Frazier, 20, of Sebring, was charged for municipal ordinance violation. Adriana Guzman, 19, of Avon Park, was charged for larceny or petit theft, first degree. Bruno Montoya Mendoza, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Logan Anthony Morris, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged for unlawful use of blue lights, two counts. Damaso Orlando Perez, 61, of Avon Park, was charged for driving while license suspended, habitual offender; attaching registration license plate not assigned; and driving with suspended or revoked license. Obed Perez-Verdugo, 28, of Avon Park, was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid driver license; and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Matthew Mark Racki, 18, of Sebring, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Efrain Ochoa Ramos, 28, of Sebring, was charged for immigration detainer for municipal ordinance violation. William Paul Ward, 18, of Sebring, was charged for damaging property, criminal mischief; and larceny or grand theft. Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com 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. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER AP-Petside poll: Pet or paramour? Many say they'd pick their pet Metro Services A recent poll said 14 percent of pet owners would opt for their pet over their significant other if they had to make a choice. i ng dark blue prison pants. He was last seen at the county landfill w earing a white T-shirt and traveling e ast-southeast towards pastures near the b ombing range. Deputies locked down the landfill and t he shooting range, making sure that no o ne entered or left without being s earched. K-9 units and an airplane were dispatched to search for Korzep. At press time, he had not been captured. Korzep was arrested in June of 2010 for probation violation on a conviction of possession of a weapon and ammunition by a convicted felon. Korzep was serving six months at the county jail and was to be remanded to to the Department of Corrections for a five-year sentence after his county stint was over. According to the Highlands County Clerk's Office, Korzep was arrested in 2008 for fleeing a scene of an accident, driving without a license and assaulting a police officer. Additionally, Korzep was charged with grand theft auto in 2007 and various other charges stemming back to 2001. Call the Highlands County Sheriff's Office at 402-7200 if you have any information. Continued from page 1A County jail inmate on work detail escapes The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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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. NOTICE 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 Michala k Deputy Cler k January 19, 26, 2011 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-000798 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. LEONARD HARRIS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEONARD HARRIS; 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); LAKEVIEW VILLAS CONDOMINIUM 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); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LEONARD HARRIS; IF LIVING INCLUDING AN Y 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); 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 C. 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: CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 8, LAKEVIEW VILLAS CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOKS 649, PAGE 732, 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 20th day of January, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate 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 26; February 2, 2011 1050Legalsand 120.57, F.S. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Under paragraphs 120.569(2)(c) and (d) F.S., a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely filed. This intent to issue constitutes an order of the Department. Subject to the provisions of paragraph 120.68(7)(a) F.S., which may require a remand for an administrative hearing, the applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under section 120.68, F.S., by the filing of a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000, and by filing a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date when the order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. The applicant, or any party within the meaning of paragraph 373.114(1)(a) or section 373.4275, F.S., may also seek appellate review of the order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission under subsection 373.114(1) or section 373.4275, F.S. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation, 2051 East Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-3760. January 26, 2011 1050Legals STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its intent to issue an Environmental Resource Permit (ERP)/water quality certification (File Number 0231404-004) to RAM Peat, Inc., Post Office Box 1158, Avon Park, Florida, 33825, to expand a surface water management system associated with a 99-acre peat mine to an 116.6-acre system. The modification proposes to add 17.6 acres to the project area that includes peat storage and processing areas. The expansion area originally included 14.2 acres of improved pasture, 1.5 acres of row crops, 0.9 of an acre of road and 1.0 acres of other surface waters. A peat processing barn and a storage area for raw product was constructed in the expansion area. No further construction is scheduled to occur and no additional construction is approved by this permit. The construction in the expansion area resulted in the filling of 0.6 of an acre of man-made agricultural ditches. All mining activities are within an agricultural area that is currently engaged in the production of corn for cattle feed and other crops. Excavated peat will be stockpiled on the expansion area for curing prior to being moved to an on-site soil processing facility that is also within the expansion area. The haul road between the mine area and Dressel Road (as shown on the attached Exhibit 1) has been widened in the uplands to a 24to 30-foot width. The approximately 80 acres of peat excavation will be to a maximum depth of 30 feet below the current grade. Wetland impacts associated with the project will be limited to the excavation of 7.6 acres of manmade surface water ditches. The wetland mitigation plan requires the creation of a 2.8-acre littoral shelf by grading the shoreline line from current grade down to 80.3 feet at a 4H:1V (horizontal:vertical) slope. Below 80.3 feet, the slopes will be approximately 2H:1V. The area will be mined in a series of seven-acre cells. Within the area of future Cell 8, a temporary above-ground storage area will be constructed to contain pumped water during the mining of the first cell. After the mining of Cell 1, water from each active cell will be pumped to previously mined cells. Hydrologic monitoring is included to protect groundwater levels outside the project area. The project will be capable of containing a 25-year, 24-hour storm. This permit does not authorize discharges from the project area of stormwater or pumped ground water. The construction of the barn creates 1.3 acres of impervious area that was not permitted by the original permit issued to RAM Peat, LLC. The post-mining land use will be 14.1 acres of improved pastures, 1.5 acres of reservoirs (ditch through uplands), 1.0 acres of road, 2.8 acres of herbaceous littoral zone wetlands, 16.3 acres of storage and barn area and 80.9 acres of an open water lake. All areas disturbed by mining shall meet the reclamation standards of Chapter 378, F.S. The construction phase, which includes mining and reclamation, is estimated to be fifteen years. The future land use is expected to be agricultural. The project is located approximately five miles east of U.S. Highway 27 along State Road 64, then north on Dressel Road, Sections 7 and 8, Township 33 South, Range 29 East, in Highlands County. Under this intent to issue, the permit is hereby granted subject to the applicant's compliance with any requirement in this intent to publish notice of this intent in a newspaper of general circulation and to provide proof of such publication in accordance with section 50.051, F.S. This action is final and effective on the date filed with the Clerk of the Department unless a sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is timely filed under sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., as provided below. If a sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is timely filed, this intent to issue automatically becomes only proposed agency action on the application, subject to the result of the administrative review process. Therefore, on the filing of a timely and sufficient petition, this action will not be final and effective until further order of the Department. When proof of publication is provided, if required by this intent, and if a sufficient petition is not timely filed, the permit will be issued as a ministerial action. Because an administrative hearing may result in the reversal or substantial modification of this action, the applicant is advised not to commence construction or other activities until the deadlines noted below, for filing a petition for an administrative hearing or request for an extension of time, have expired and until the permit has been executed and delivered. Mediation is not available. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is filed late, the Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect. If a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. In accordance with rule 62-110.106(3), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 21 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under subsection 120.60(3) F.S., must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Under subsection 120.60(3) F.S., however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 21 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections 120.569 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC 08-795 SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, vs. DELORES WALKER, if alive and if not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against DELORES WALKER, and all claimants under any of such party; and MURRAY ROY ABBOTT, if alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against MURRAY ROY ABBOTT, and all claimants under any of such party; Defendants. Re-NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: MURRAY ROY ABBOTT, if alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against MURRAY ROY ABBOTT, and all claimants under any of such party; RR #1, Eden, Ontario, Canada J0J 1H0. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose bonded capital improvements and operation and maintenance assessments liens on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 43, Block 351, Unit 16, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 04, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire, JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before February 18, 2011; otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 24th day of January, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Court Administration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; telephone (863) 402-6591, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. If hearing imparied, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. January 26; February 2, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-10 IN RE: ESTATE OF THERESA S. MCBRIDE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THERESA S. McBRIDE, deceased, whose date of death was August 30, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 26, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ John T. Shelly 268 Navarre Rd. Rochester, New York 14621 Attorney for Personal Representative: WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com January 26; February 2, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-19 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIE H. O'HARA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Marie H. O'Hara, deceased, whose date of death was December 17th, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 26th, 2011. Personal Representative: Dorma Hockett 1610 Willow Run Sebring, FL 33872 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee Florida Bar No. 0062162 E-mail Address: tnunnallee@bnpalaw.com January 26; February 2, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-452 IN RE: ESTATE OF BERNICE L. SWANSON, A/K/A BERNICE LUNDQUIST SWANSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Bernice L. Swanson, a/k/a Bernice Lundquist Swanson, deceased, whose date of death was June 13, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 26, 2011. Personal Representative: Stephen K. Oldham Personal Representative 8769 East Bay Circle Ft. Myers, Florida 33908 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ W. Roy Wilkes Attorney for Swanson, Fred & Bernice Florida Bar Number: 0608475 Elder & Disability Law Firm, P.A. 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Telephone: (863)699-2222 Fax: (863)465-1857 E-Mail: wrw@wilkeslawfirm.com January 26; February 2, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001310 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD PEIRCE A/K/A RICHARD PIERCE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: RICHARD PEIRCE A/K/A RICHARD PIERCE Last Known Address: 6404 Mattee Dr Sebring, FL 33875-7705 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST 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 Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK 3, MARTHA ESTATES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 6404 MATTEE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 19th day of January, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk January 26; February 2, 2011 1050Legals THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE JUDICIAL BRANCH Belknap Superior Court Telephone (603)524-3570 64 Court St. TTY/TDD Relay: (800)735-2964 Laconia, NH 03246 http://www.courts.state.nh.us CITATION FOR PUBLICATION PETITION TO QUIET TITLE Case Name: The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee v Janine M. Wallace, et al Case Number: 211-2010-CV-00414 A Petition to Quiet Title to a certain tract of land with any attached buildings located at 30 Waukewan Street in Meredith, N.H., in the State of New Hampshire has been filed with this court. The Court ORDERS: The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee shall give notice to Janine M.Wallace; Kyra A. Wallace, minor of this action by publishing a verified copy of this Citation for Publication once a week for three successive weeks in the The News-Sun a newspaper of general circulation in the Avon Park, Highlands County, Florida area. The last publication shall be on or before March 21, 2011. A lso, ON OR BEFORE A pril 05, 2011 Janine M. Wallace; Kyra A. Wallace, minor shall file a written appearance form with this Court. A copy of the appearance form must be sent to the party listed below. May 05, 2011 Janine M. Wallace; Kyra A. Wallace, minor shall plea, answer, demurrer or other response with this Court. A copy of the plea, answer, demurrer or other response must be sent to the party listed below. Notice to Janine M. Wallace; Kyra A. Wallace, minor: If you do not comply with these requirements, you will be considered in default and the Court may issue orders that affect you without your input. Send copies to: William Philpot, Jr., Esq. Haughey Philpot & Laurent PA 816 North Main Street Laconia NH 03246 BY ORDER OF THE COURT January 13, 2011 James I. Peale Clerk of Court (477) January 26; February 2, 9, 2011 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, 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 1050Legals CLASSIFIEDS 1050Legals DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155Classified ads get fast resultsPage 9ANews-Sun Wednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.co m

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, January 26, 2011Page 11 A The City of Sebring is recruiting for the following position(s): School Crossing Guard Closes: 2/4/11 For an application contact City of Sebring Police Department, 307 N Ridgewood Dr., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 471-5108 or visit us on our website at www.mysebring.com. Drug Free Work place, EOE, Vet. Pref.EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The following position closes on 2/08/2011 Highlands County Board of County Commissioners For application, minimum qualifications and a full job description visit us on our website at www .hcbcc.net You must complete our electronic job application or submit a completed paper application in order to be considered for employment with Highlands County BCC.The following position closes on 2/08/2011 Code Enforcement Official … 766 PG 17 $14.46/hour … $23.69/hour.EOE/Vet Pref/Drug Free Workplace Equipment Operator I … 912 PG 10 $10.49/hour … $16.93/hour. 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Will Deliver. $22,300 obo. 941-518-4040 8400RecreationalVehicles 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. MINIATURE SCHNAUZERpuppies, 4 males available. Ready to go, POP, tails docked, dew claws done, 1st shots and health certificate. $450. Call Suzi 863-414-0241 after 3PM. 7520Pets & Supplies VILLAGE YARDSALE SAT. JAN. 29th 8AM NOON RAIN DATE FEB 5th MARANATHA VILLAGE Arbuckle Creek Rd. SEBRING SUN'N LAKES 3901 Almeria Ave, Sat. Jan 29th, 7AM 1pm. Furniture, clothes (adults & childrens) household items, linens, books ETC! SEBRING -Town & Country MHP off Cooper Rd. Annual Park Wide Sale! Sat. Jan 29th 8AM 1PM. Please park on Cooper Rd. & walk the park. Golf carts available for those who need a ride. Coffee & donuts, bake sale, and lunch (hot dogs & hamburgers) will be in the Club House. SEBRING -St. Agnes < < ANNUAL FLEA MARKET > > 3840 Lakeview Dr., Sat. Jan. 29th; 8-Noon. DON'T MISS THIS ONE! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING -Saturday Jan 29th only! Giant Rummage Sale! Sebring High School parking lot. Sebring Project Graduation! We have tons of stuff, furn., bldg. supplies, toys, clothing. Nearly new dress Stetson hat, videos & books. We will also be rafling off a Fmily Fun 4 pack to Wet N Wild. Opens 8AM. SEBRING -LARGE MULTI-FAMILY SALE! 3208 Golfview Rd, (Harder Hall area), Sat, Jan 29th, 7am-? Lots & Lots & LOTS OF MISC. SEBRING -BUTTONWOOD BAY MHP HUGE SALE @ Rec Hall, 10001 US 27, S. Sat, Jan 29th, 7am-11am. Coffee, Donuts & Bake Sale. SEBRING -AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY INDOOR SALE! 528 N. Pine St., Fri-Sat, Jan. 28-29, 8am-? SEBRING -1918 De Leon Pl. Fri & Sat Jan 28-29 8am 2pm. Furniture, small appliances, baby clothes, toys and Lots Of Miscellaneous! SEBRING -1214 WOODBURY AVE. Sat. Only! Jan. 29th, 8AM. Household items & ornaments, yard & garden misc., office furn., kitchen stuff. LAKE PLACIDLeisure Lakes Gigantic Neighborhood Yard Sale Fri-Sat., Jan. 28-29 at the new Leisure Lakes Fire dept. on lake June Rd (4miles W of US 27) 8am-1pm. Donations may be dropped off at the sale site on Thurs. from 1pm-2pm or day of sale. LAKE PLACIDHUGE SALE! Lake Country Elementary School 516 CR 29 Sat. Jan 29th, 7:00 AM. AVON PARKTrash & Treasure Sale at Crystal Lake Club Sat. Jan. 29, 8 am -12pm. In the clubhouse located off Memorial Dr. Sales from donated items go to charity. AVON PARK29 E. Walnut St, (By Avon Park Post Office) Sat, Jan 29th, 8am-2pm. No Early Birds. Antiques, Iron Beds, Collectibles & LOTS MORE! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SOFA -Cream Color. $50 863-304-1419 PATIO TABLE,42'', w/4 chairs. $100. 863-402-0121 MAN'S SUITBlue, 40 regular, (original cost) $300, excellent condition $35 863-382-0972. KITCHEN TABLEButcher Block Top w/4 chairs. Good Condition. $75. 863-385-2605 FREEZER UPRIGHT,$75. 863-273-8030 FREEZER UPRIGHT13 cu. ft.Very good condition $65 863-465-0335 or 863-464-0027 EXTENTION CORD25 ft. for RV's. $30 863-382-8647 7310Bargain Buys DISHWASHER LIKENEW! $75 863-273-8030 BOOKS, WESTERNS;100 for $60. Call 863-3851563. BOOKS -Louis Lamour & Misc, $90. Call 863-385-1563. BIG TALKINGPooh nad Big Tigger. Both for $20 863-201-3769 BEACH PAINTINGVERY NICE. $20 863-201-3769 A/C UNIT4 Ton Coleman central unit, fan motor replaced, serviced yearly, attch to air handle. $100 863-655-0881 7310Bargain Buys OAK FIREWOODVarious thickness, cut in 1 foot lengths. Sellers give me price on all, (over a cord) 863-655-0521 ADULT TRICYCLEalmost new, large basket, large padded seat and brakes on handle bar. $200 obo. Call 863-655-6212. BLACK DIAMONDtool box for pick-ups $125. Stainless steel grill guards $125. Utility trailer 7' X 12' w/ loading ramp $750. Refrigerator $125. Call 863-655-2166. 7300Miscellaneous 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent WANTED -Qualified Renter /Buyer (% back). Lg clean beautiful home at 4037 Lakewood Rd. 1/2 mile S. of YMCA, (VIDEOLS.COM). (2nd lot & 2nd. garage? ) ask me. 863-214-6697. SEBRING -Harder Hall area, 2BR, 2BA, 1CG, screened porch, W/D hookups. $750/mo. plus last month & security deposit. View by appointment. Call 863-381-6747, leave message. LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, Newly Remodeled! W/D, large yard. Convenient location, close to Interlake Blvd. $550/mo. Call 863-699-0476 or 863-243-3627. 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, seasonal or monthly. Excellent furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, No smoking or dogs. $1300/mo. After season, rent reduced. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses KEY LAKEVILLASLAKEFRONT LIVING IN SEBRING 2 Bedroom townhouse unit. Clean & quiet, Screen porch, Outside patio, Central air, Washer/Dryer hookup, $585/mo., first & security. No Pets. 863-465-2740 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS: 1BR, 1BA $495/mo +$200 security; 2BR, 1BA $645/mo +$500 security. W/D, Microwave, WSG included. Pets Wlcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook ups. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -2BR, 2BA, tile floors throughout, screened porch, convenient location to US 27 and Hospital, (Not 55+) gated Community, Clubhouse & pool, vaulted ceilings. Lawn Maint. included. $800 monthly. 863-840-1083 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent SEBRING -Cute 2BR, 1BA, fenced yard, most pets OK. $550 + $300 security deposit. 4909 Manatee Dr. 863-446-7274 LAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, Unfurnished 2BR, 2BA. 863-699-0897 or 863-840-2013 ***LAKE PLACID-LEISURELAKES*** Large 3BR, 1.5BA, 1CG, near Golf Course & Lake June. Clean & Quiet $550/mo. Water/Lawn Service included. No Pets. 863-465-9100 6050Duplexes for Rent VENUS -New 4BR, 2BA (jacuzzi in master BA ) A/C, tile, W/D, porch, w/option of 20 acres. 8 horse barn, privacy fence, 1 block from Hwy 27. 305-725-0301 LAKE PLACIDSun 'n Lakes Estates, Doublewide, 3BR, 2BA Mobile Home. The best in Country Living! $580/month. Call Michelle @ 863-381-5661. 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent SELECTION OF1 & 2 Bedroom Units For Sale in friendly/active 55+ Park, located near shopping, banks, & hospital. Reasonable lot rent incl. S/W/G & Lawn mowing. Call for more info. or to view units. No pets please. 863-385-7034 PALM HARBORHomes has closed 2 Model Centers. Save up to 60K on select models. Call 1-800-622-2832. LK PLACIDAlpine Village. Fully furn 2BR, 1.5BA w/side encl porch/other side carport, faces pond/lake, one of best locations in park. Lot rent $190/mo. 18K OBO. 301-730-5059 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes LAKE PLACIDLeisure Lakes, 2 Beautiful side-by-side lots surveyed, partly cleared, walk to Lake Carrie $2,950 ea or $5,600 for both Owner will accept reasonable offer. Will Sacrifice! 863-465-9100 LAKE PLACIDSun 'n Lake. 2 Lots, side-by-side, 80'x125' each, cleared, surveyed. Warrenty Deed, Title Insurance. $6,000 for both. 863-386-4556 4220Lots for Sale LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Classified ads get fast results CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 1-800-955-8771 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 1-800-955-8771 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING This was the p ressure cooker personified, t he Sebring, Avon Park r ivalry at its'best. Amid a packed house of s creaming fans, waves of red a nd blue intermingling in a nd overflowing from the b leachers of the Sebring g ym, Blue Streak Matt T aylor stood at the line with 2 .7 seconds left in overtime a nd his squad down b y one. He coolly swished t he first free throw to t ie the game at 73-73 b efore Red Devil c oach Luther C lemons called for a t ime out to give T aylor a little extra time to p onder the situation. What lead up to this m oment on the brink were f our quarters and nearly 3:58 i nto overtime of a back and f orth battle that both thrilled e ach opposing fan base and f ed off the roof-rattling e xcitement. With big man Alonzo R obertson still sidelined w ith a knee contusion, Avon P ark found itself a bit unders ized in the post and was f orced to peck away from t he outside. Sebring had a plan going i n that didn't waver due to t he circumstance, but given t he situation, played into it a ll the more. "The game plan was to go i nside and create foul probl ems," Blue Streak head c oach Princeton Harris said. I didn't even know ( Robertson) wasn't playing u ntil I looked over and saw him on the bench in street clothes." The plan worked early as Toby Solebello and Matt Taylor attacked the basket, drew fouls and scored Sebring's first four points from the free throw line. Six of the Streaks'14 first-quarter points, in fact, came from the line, with Taylor and Solebello each getting an inside hoop and Jared Cannon hitting two jumpers. The Devils, meanwhile, got three scores from Reggie Baker, giving a Herculean effort underneath, a lay-up from Avierre Conner and two threes from Tekovan Miller to keep things even at 14-14 at the end of the first. Marcus Dewberry, an Avon Park transfer from Sebring this year, stuck it to his old team with a three to open the second and it looked like the Devils might start to pull away as Conner drove for two and Baker answered a Solebello follow with a leaner in the lane for a 21-16 lead. Taylor and Devin Clarke each had driving scores, however, to close the gap, and after Baker hit one-oftwo at the line, another Solebello follow tied it again at 22-all. Dewberry again broke the tie with a trey, but a Clarke free throw and a Taylor tip tied it again. Two Diamonte MitchellLaFlam free throws were followed by consecutive Taylor scores and a Davarus Jones free throw to put Sebring up 30-27, but scores from Baker and Romeo Roberts sandwiched a Cannon lay-in and it was a 32-31 Streak lead at the half. Both teams have made a habit of being stronger in the second half, often breaking open close games or cutting into a big deficit. The question was, which squad would stake that claim this time around. The answer? Both. After a Solebello putback put the lead to 34-31, the Devils scored nine straight on a Baker score and a free throw and two three-pointers from Dewberry. But Sebring answered right back with Taylor working inside and Solebello draining one from beyond the arc. The back-and-forth continued at a breakneck pace. Baker got inside for a score, Taylor scored and was fouled for a three-point play. Cannon grabbed an offensive board and put it back in and Conner split a pair at the line. Clarke drove in from the left for two but Charlie Brown powered in for a hoop and Baker dropped in a floater for a 47-46 Avon Park lead. Sebring then climbed back on top with a Solebello bank and as the final seconds of the third ticked off, Clarke hit a hanging three for a 5147 lead entering the fourth. After two straight Blue Streak scores opened the frame, a putback from Josh Heflin and a Taylor two, the Devils called time out. Right out of the break, Conner canned a three to perhaps shift the momenBy DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comWith a less than 24 hour turnaround from Friday nights win over Frostproof, Lake Placid could have been excused if they came out a little flat in Saturday afternoon's district tilt at McKeel. But when you're vying for an uppertier seed in the season's final weeks, excuses aren't call for and the Dragons didn't need any as they whipped past the Wildcats, 76-54. "We came out a little flat, but still lead 14-12 at the end of the first quarter," head coach David Veley said. Those points were on the strength of Devontray Fleming's eight points and Andre Wilson's six as Kirk Veley was saddled with two fouls early and spent most of the opening period on the pines. With Veley brought back in the second, Lake Placid went to its'half-court trap and zone, pressuring the McKeel ball handlers and breaking open the transition game. Fleming would tally 12 and Veley nine in the period and the lead ballooned to 40-23 at the half. And perhaps the lull of the halftime intermission allowed some tiredness to set in, because the Dragons again came out flat and saw the Wildcats chip into the lead a bit, riding a 17-14 edge to stay within reach on the strength of some long three pointers. "Our defense was a little lazy during the third," coach Veley said. "But we wore them out in the fourth by using the half trap and getting out and running." Fleming's 29 points lead the way and Veley nearly collected his second consecutive triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Wilson got a double-double with 17 points and 12 boards while Nevada Weaver chipped in with five points and 10 rebounds. Lake Placid now sits at 11-8 overall and 7-4 in District 9-3Aplay, keeping them in the running for a top-three seed with one district game left to play. The Dragons faced Sebring in a county battle Tuesday, hoping to catch Sebring with a trap game after the Blue Streaks emotional win over Avon Park Monday night, before finishing up the district schedule Friday with a visit from Mulberry. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, January 26, 2011NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Devontray Fleming scored 29 points in Lake Placid's win at McKeel Saturday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Toby Solebello gets swept up in the celebration after his tip-in earned Sebring an overtime victory over Avon Park Monday night. Lake Placid76McKeel54 Sebring75Kathleen73 And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne Dragons shine in Saturday matinee OT thriller goes to Streaks See SEBRING, page 4B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING In molding t hey physical prowess and e xperience of young w restlers, both the Avon Park a nd Sebring programs know t hat the heat of strong comp etition is key. The day-long, 15-team S piegel Memorial I nvitational was just that sort o f crucible Saturday in helpi ng the young Devils and S treaks. And while it was the experience that was saught, successes came along just as well. The loaded invite featured state power Lake Gibson, third in Class 2Aat last year's state meet, and a strong Auburndale team that wound up taking the top two spots in the team competition with 288 and 117 points, respectively. Sebring wasn't far behind the Bloodhounds with its' 108 point total and Avon Park took fourth with 91 points. "It's going real well for us and this is real good for the kids," Blue Streak head coach Josh Miller said in the midst of Saturday afternoon's action. "We had a nice streak of about eight wins in a row and still have some guys in contention." They would stay in contention as five Sebring grapplers placed in the top four in their respective weight classes. Fred Cooper, 189, and Jeremy Quals, 135, each Young grapplers strong at Spiegel See WRESTLERS, p a g e 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Avon Park's Jose Torres gets a firm grasp in this match on his way to winning the 112pound weight class as Saturday's Spiegel Memorial Invitational. Spending "Conference Championship Sunday" wit h my folks was an interesting experience and I came awa y with a few things. First, that while both games looked to be blowou ts in the making early on, the underwhelming starts by th e Bears and Jets were very nearly turned around, making for great finishes. It was also kind of funny hearing my last name called out by football announcers on national television quite a bit during the second half o f that Green Bay-Chicago game. I'm sure many of you jus t looked up at my name agai n, and those of you that watched that game may be thinking, "I never heard what might have sounded like THATname mentioned during the game." Considering the many di fferent pronunciations I've heard throughout my life by people taking guesses at it, I can understand your thinking. But when the Bears third string quarterback, Caleb Hanie was brought in and wound up nearly tying the game, you can now A) kno w how to pronounce my last name, B) understand what I'm saying. Hearing things like, "Hanie steps up in the pock et and fires downfield," brought back those childhood dreams of playing in such an arena and having fans hear my name being broadcast in such a manner Granted, the dreams didn 't hear the sentence end in "and he's picked off," but hey. And while I'm excited to see the Packers in the Supe r Bowl, given my somewhat dual affinity for them and the Bears while growing up and while I do love my par ents and enjoyed the day with them, I don't think I will be able to watch the bi g game with them. Perhaps it's because the games between the two teams didn't matter for a whole lot other than the rivalry. Maybe it has to do with Thoughts from Sunday See SUNDAY, page 4B

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Panthers to tribute ChristyAVONPARK SFCC Panther Baseball kicks off its season on Friday, Jan. 28 with "Ed Christy Day at the Ballpark." SFCC will honor the memory of our friend and colleague at 1:50 p.m. before the first game of the season vs. Daytona State College. Ed's family will be recognized and presented with a plaque, jersey, and throw out the first pitch of the game. We will then have a moment of silence on his behalf and play our national anthem with the SFCC baseball team wearing an EC patch on their jersey sleeve honoring him. Join us as we remember and honor our friend and colleague.Rotary Fundraiser at SFCCAVONPARK On Saturday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the Rotary Club of Sebring will have a fundraiser for the South Florida Community College Baseball team at Panther Field during the double-header against Sante Fe College. The meal of pulled pork, green beans, cole slaw, a roll and ice tea will be $8. Tickets can be purchased at the Athletic Office ahead of time or at the event. For further information, or to purchase tickets, please call 784-7037.Woman's Club 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 and 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 SFCC 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 $30 0 includes one team of four golfers, o ne green sign; Silver Sponsor $15 0 includes one green sign, one tee sig n; Bronze Sponsor $100 includes one gre en sign. Individual player $60 includes gre en fees, cart and lunch ($70 after March 26 ). Team of Four Golfers $240 includ es green fees, cart and lunch ($280 aft er March 26). Make checks payable to: Wings of Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, F L 33871. Or register online at wingsoffaithchri stianworshipcenter.com Proceeds to be donated to scholarsh ip program for graduates attending Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center. For more information, call Jaso n Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhanke rson@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com .Our Lady of Grace eventsAVON PARK Our Lady of Gra ce Catholic Church has two benefit even ts coming up in the next two months. Tuesday, Feb. 22 they will host t he Todd Allen Show, Classic Branson an d Las Vegas-style entertainment at it's be st. Allen will perform a variety of styl es including Rock n Roll, Country and h is award-winning Elvis impersonations. The show will be held at the Our Lad y of Grace Catholic Church Grogan Cente r, at 595 E. Main St. in Avon Park, at 7 p.m For a donation of $10, tickets can be purchased at the Highlands Independe nt Bank and Heartland National Bank Avo n Park locations, Warren's Auto Sales an d the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. The next event will be the First Annu al Golf Tournament at the River Greens 2 7Hole Golf Course Saturday, March 1 2 with an 8 a.m. tee-time. The cost of $60 per player includ es golf, cart, golf shirt and lunch, whi le River Greens members pay just $35. Sponsorships are available as we ll, starting with a $100 hole sponsor for a sign only. AHole Sponsor with Sign, plus a fr ee foursome, is $300, a Co-Sponsor Sig n, plus free foursome, with perogative to f ly their banner is $400 and a Major Spons or is $1,500. 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 21, Chicago 14 Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Jets 19 PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 30 Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay, 7 p.m. SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston3310.767 New York2321.5231012Philadelphia1925.4321412New Jersey1332.28921 Toronto1332.28921 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3113.705 Atlanta2916.644212Orlando2916.644212Charlotte1725.40513 Washington1330.3021712Central Division WLPctGB Chicago3114.689 Indiana1625.39013 Milwaukee1626.3811312Detroit1728.37814 Cleveland836.1822212WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio387.844 New Orleans3016.652812Dallas2815.6519 Memphis2223.48916 Houston2125.4571712Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City2816.636 Utah2717.6141 Denver2518.581212Portland2521.5434 Minnesota1034.22718 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers3213.711 Phoenix2023.46511 Golden State1925.4321212L.A. Clippers1726.39514 Sacramento1032.2382012___ Sunday's Games Denver 121, Indiana 107 Monday's Games New Jersey 103, Cleveland 101 Detroit 103, Orlando 96 Philadelphia 105, Phoenix 95 Memphis 100, Toronto 98 New York 115, Washington 106 Chicago 92, Milwaukee 83 Houston 129, Minnesota 125 New Orleans 91, Oklahoma City 89 Sacramento 96, Portland 81 San Antonio 113, Golden State 102 Tuesday's Games Denver at Washington, late Cleveland at Boston, late L.A. Clippers at Dallas, late Charlotte at Sacramento, late Utah at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesday's Games Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m. Memphis at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m. Denver at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Phoenix, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 9:30 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia3212569169128 Pittsburgh3015464153114 N.Y. Rangers2919361145122 N.Y. Islanders1525737117157 New Jersey1629335100143 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston2715761150111 Montreal2717559128118 Buffalo2221549134142 Toronto1924543124151 Ottawa1725741106157 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay3015565152154 Washington2714963140128 Atlanta2319955151166 Carolina2419654149153 Florida2121547126126WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit2913664163142 Nashville2716660133117 Chicago2619456155135 Columbus2320551128149 St. Louis2219751129142 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver3010969163120 Colorado2518656159160 Minnesota2419553126132 Calgary2321652140151 Edmonton1425836117162 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas2915563144136 Anaheim2720458137144 Phoenix2416957141139 San Jose2519555137135 Los Angeles2622153140122 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sunday's Games Nashville 3, Edmonton 2, SO Philadelphia 4, Chicago 1 New Jersey 5, Florida 2 Buffalo 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 Tampa Bay 7, Atlanta 1 Monday's Games N.Y. Rangers 2, Washington 1, SO Carolina 6, Toronto 4 Calgary 3, Nashville 1 Colorado 4, St. Louis 3 Vancouver 7, Dallas 1 Los Angeles 2, Boston 0 Tuesday's Games Florida at N.Y. Rangers, late N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, late Anaheim at Columbus, late Montreal at Philadelphia, late Buffalo at Ottawa, late Toronto at Tampa Bay, late Minnesota at Chicago, late Edmonton at Phoenix, late Wednesday's Games Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Colorado, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 10 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 10 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Monday's Scores EAST Coppin St. 65, Delaware St. 63 Furman 73, Wofford 68, OT George Mason 69, Delaware 49 Hofstra 92, James Madison 90, OT Old Dominion 58, UNC-Wilmgtn 43 Rider 68, Siena 60 VCU 80, Towson 76 SOUTH Alabama A&M 68, Southern 58 Alabama St. 81, Alcorn St. 68 Ark-Pine Bluff 90, Prarie View A&M 85, 2 OT Bethune-Cookman 56, Howard 49 Drexel 57, Georgia St. 33 Florida A&M 62, Hampton 58 Miss Valley St. 89, Texas South. 76 New Orleans 67, Huntington 55 Norfolk St. 84, South Car. St. 61 MIDWEST Kansas St. 69, Baylor 61 Morehead St. 50, Ball St. 48 Notre Dame 56, Pittsburgh 51 WEST Fresno St. 86, Seattle 56 Idaho St. 50, Montana St. 45 EAST Baldwin-Wallace 74, Mount Union 53 SOUTH Florida St. 66, Miami 59 Gardner-Webb 52, Presbyterian 33 Coll. of Charleston 56, Furman 50 Kentucky Christian 72, Cincinnati Christian 63, OT Martin Methodist 88, Oakwood 44 MIDWEST Ohio St. 81, Iowa 67 WEST Montana St. 83, Idaho St. 63BASEBALLAmerican League DETROIT TIGERSTraded RHP Armando Galarraga to Arizona for RHP Kevin Eichhorn and LHP Ryan Robowski. OAKLAND ATHLETICSAgreed to terms with 3B Andy LaRoche on a minor league contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSAgreed to terms with RHP Micah Owings on a minor league contract. COLORADO ROCKIESAgreed to terms with RHP Jason Hammel on a two-year contract. Acquired RHP Clayton Mortensen from Oakland for RHP Ethan Hollingsworth. Designated RHP Samuel Deduno for assignment. HOUSTON ASTROSAgreed to terms with INF Jose Carlos Thompson on a minor league contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERSAgreed to terms with RHP Kameron Loe on a oneyear contract. NEW YORK METSNamed Wally Backman manager and Marc Valdes pitching coach for Binghamton (EL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSAgreed to terms with RHP Jeff Suppan on a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSAgreed to terms with RHP Todd Coffey on a oneyear contract. Designated RHP Shairon Martis for assignment. Frontier League JOLIET SLAMMERSNamed Bart Zeller field manager. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERSSigned RHP Travis Risser to a contract extension. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMSSigned OF Matt Brown to a contract extension.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKSSigned G-F Peja Stojakovic off waivers from Toronto. Traded C Alexis Ajinca to Toronto for the rights to F Georgios Printezis. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERSSigned C Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract.FOOTBALLNational Football League CHICAGO BEARSSigned G Johan Asiata, CB K.J. Gerard, OT Levi Horn, LB Chris Johnson, LB Patrick Trahan and FB Eddie Williams to reserve/future contracts. MINNESOTA VIKINGSNamed James Saxon running backs coach.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NHLPANamed Colin A. Campbell director of corporate sponsorships. Retained Richard Rodier as a lawyer and economic consultant. Named Robert DeGregory and Maria Dennis associate counsel. CAROLINA HURRICANESRecalled F Zach Boychuk from Charlotte (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILSAssigned LW Alexander Vasyunov to Albany (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERSReturned F Rhett Rakhshani to Bridgeport (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORSRecalled F Bobby Butler from Binghamton (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTESRecalled C Andrew Ebbett from San Antonio (AHL). Reassigned F Brett MacLean to San Antonio (AHL). SAN JOSE SHARKSAssigned LW John McCarthy to Worcester (AHL). HARTFORD WHALERecalled F Tyler Donati from Elmira (ECHL).SOCCERMajor League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW_Signed D Kwaku Nyamekye to a multiyear contract. RED BULL NEW YORKSigned MF Jan Gunnar Solli.COLLEGEKENTUCKYAnnounced freshman F Samarie Walker has transferred to the women's basketball team from Connecticut. MIAMINamed Art Kehoe offensive line coach. MIDDLE TENNESSEEPromoted cornerbacks/special teams coach Steve Ellis to defensive coordinator and running backs coach Willie Simmons to offensive coordinator. OKLAHOMA CITYNamed Nikki Dieball volleyball coach. OKLAHOMA STATENamed Kasey Dunn running backs coach. SAGENamed Kenneth Mann women's assistant basketball coach. SAN DIEGO STATENamed Daniel Gonzales safeties coach, Jeff Horton assistant head coach/running backs coach, Osia Lewis defensive line coach and Kevin McGarry linebackers coach. UABNamed John Wozniak running backs coach and co-special teams coordinator. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid WEDNESDAY: Girls Weightlifting at State Qualifier,Port Charlotte,10:30 a.m.; Boys Soccer at District Tournament,Mulberry,vs.Frostproof/Avon Park winner,6 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring WEDNESDAY: Girls Weightlifting at State Qualifier,Port Charlotte,10:30 a.m.; Boys Soccer at District Tournament,Liberty,TBD,if necessary THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Osceola,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Polk County Invitational,Lake Gibson,10 a.m. Walker THURSDAY: 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 FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Southland Christian,5:30/7 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Sonrise Christian,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY,Feb.4: Boys Basketball vs.Moore Haven,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY,Feb.5: Boys Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,Senior Night,6/7:30 p.m. SFCC FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Daytona State College,2 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball vs.Webber International,doubleheader,1 p.m. SUNDAY: Baseball at Lake Sumter,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Webber International,6 p.m. TUESDAY,Feb.1: Softball vs.Seminole State,5 p.m. Avon Park WEDNESDAY: Girls Weightlifting at State Qualifier,Port Charlotte,10:30 a.m. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.McKeel,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Polk County Invitational,Lake Gibson,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 . Australian Open, Quarterfinals . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Australian Open, Women's Semi's . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Australian Open, Men's Semifinal . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Texas at Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . North Carolina at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 8 8 p p . m m . LSU at Tennessee . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Michigan at Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Vanderbilt at Mississippi State . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 8 8 p p . m m . Boston College at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 9 9 p p . m m . UCLA at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . St. Mary's at Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . EuroPGA Volvo Golf Champions . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Farmers Insurance Open . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FW W O O M M E E N N ' S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Stanford at Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NN N B B A A W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Orlando at Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . San Antonio at Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EE S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Miami at N.Y. Knicks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Boston at Portland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TT N N T T LIVESPORTSONTV NFL Playoffs NBA M. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011Page 3B If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com The company lineŽ holds that sagging attendance is a result of a struggling economy, not a decline in interest. So ƒ how come TV ratings are declining, too? Love that phrasing. NASCAR President Mike Helton said requiring drivers to declareŽ for a championship in only one series means they now have the opportunityŽ to pick a series in which they want to run for a championship. Steve Wallace, who will be trying to make the Daytona 500 starting “ eld, gradually improved throughout the test sessions and produced speeds that, if maintained, will get him in the “ eld. A year ago, NASCAR announced that Sprint Cup director John Darby would be leaving the post. Thats still the case, allegedly, but it doesnt seem any closer to happening now than it did then. The new pavement at Daytona is getting unanimous praise from the drivers, who always like it when tracks get easier. In spite of claims to the contrary, it will be interesting to observe how the switch to E15 (ethanol) affects fuel mileage. Heres a prediction: It wont enhance it. The switch to fuel-injected engines, once set for this season, is on hold, except, perhaps, for the Sprint All-Star Race, which may wind up being a trial run. Qualifying speed has seldom been a reliable barometer of success in the Daytona 500. As Stewart noted, winning is about strategies and techniques.Ž Most drivers pay lip service to being football fans, but rest assured that Cambridge, Wis.s Matt Kenseth is vitally interested in the fate of the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl. Carl Edwards seemed unusually concerned with political correctness during his Daytona interview sessions. In truth, some of what he said didnt make much sense. Whos hot: Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano hooked up in a draft at Daytona testing, surpassing 197 mph on the third and “ nal day. Whos not: Reports from Australia indicated that Tony Stewarts legal troubles may not be over. ... Travis Pastrana, the action sports icon,Ž will wait until the summer to make his Nationwide debut in Clermont, Ind. Marketers want to capitalize on a tie-in with the Xtreme Games. HamlinThis years Daytona eventsDaytona International Speedway is NASCARs most signi“ cant and historic track. It has hosted the sports premier race, the Daytona 500, since it opened in 1959. The 2.5-mile track has been repaved recently. Lee Petty won the “rst Daytona 500, edging Johnny Beauchamp in what wound up being a photo “ nish. Beauchamp was originally declared the winner until photographic evidence caused the outcome to be reversed. Jamie McMurray won the 2010 running of what has been labeled The Great American Race. Richard Petty won a record seven Daytona 500s, and his total of 10 victories in points races at the track is an all-time record. He won perhaps the most famous 500 in 1979, when a “nal-lap crash involving Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison resulted in Pettys victory. Petty didnt come out on top, however, in another classic. David Pearson won the 1976 Daytona 500 after being involved in a crash with Petty on the “nal lap. Pearson managed to limp across the line “rst, with Pettys crumpled Dodge stopped only a few yards shy of the “ nish line.Jan. 28, Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Challenge 200Jan. 29-30, Rolex 24 at DaytonaFeb. 12, Bud Shootout, NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesFeb. 12, Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200, Automobile Racing Club of AmericaFeb. 13, Daytona 500 Qualifying, Sprint Cup Series.Feb. 17, Gatorade Duel (two 150-mile qualifying races), Sprint Cup Series.Feb. 18, NextEra Energy Resources 250, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.Feb. 19, DRIVE4COPD 300, NASCAR Nationwide SeriesFeb. 20, Daytona 500, Sprint Cup SeriesMarch 5, Daytona SupercrossMarch 6-7, Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross ChampionshipMarch 10-11, AMA Flat TrackMarch 12, Daytona 200, AMA Pro RacingJuly 1, Subway Jalapeno 250, Nationwide SeriesJuly 2, Coke Zero 400, Sprint Cup Series V E R S U SBrad Keselowski and Paul Menard share Edwards pain because all three drivers had been planning to compete for the Nationwide Series championship, and now that title is effectively limited to drivers who declareŽ for the championship. Drivers get to choose only one, and that choice is a no-brainer for those who compete regularly in Sprint Cup. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: Something needed to be done in behalf of the Nationwide Series specialists, but if the series championship fails to win a race, it will detract from the prestige associated with winning a title.ŽCARL EDWARDS VS. NASCAR OFFICIALSBy Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekKevin Harvick has every reason to revere the Daytona 500, having won it in 2007 and finished second in 2009. He also won the summer race last year. This is not just another race track,Ž he said. This is our biggest race. This is what the backbone of our sport is on a week-to-week basis ƒ Theres no comparing it to any other race. A lot of people talk about the Brickyard (Indianapolis), and you look at the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard, and theres no comparison to those two, either. ƒ From a drivers standpoint, theres nothing like rolling to the green flag at the Daytona 500 because you have a whole winter of anticipation, you have your shiniest, best new car, everybody has got everything brand new, and its the best that anybody will be prepared for the whole season.Ž The answer? The Wood Brothers have abandoned the recent habit of putting veterans in their No. 21 Fords. Bill Elliotts limited schedule is with James Finchs team now, and owners Eddie and Len Wood have cast their lot for 17 races with Trevor Bayne, who turns 20 the day before the 500. For one thing, he is very mature for his age,Ž said Eddie Wood. One would hope. He is very aware of what it takes to be a race-car driver in the Sprint Cup series,Ž the co-owner added. I think he understands that really well. He is just really good with his feedback in the race car and all-around is really ready to go racing, in every single aspect.Ž Clinging for now „ Carl Edwards cant win the Nationwide Series championship, thanks to a new NASCAR rule requiring that drivers be eligible for a championship in only one of the three major series. Edwards insisted, though not with much apparent certainty, that he still intends to compete in every race. I am going to start with the No. 60 team, running every race,Ž he said. We are going to start that way, see how it goes, and we still have the owner championship to go for and all those wins to race for.Ž Developing trend „ It appears likely that most tracks will move to qualifying the day before races. Martinsville and Pocono have made announcements, and others have listed the change on schedules. Not all will change. It appears that the third race, in Las Vegas, will mark the first with qualifying run on Friday before a Sunday race. It appears that Harvick is crazy about the 500 By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekPetty Enterprises won 10 championships in what is now known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, a total matched by the modern dynamo, Hendrick Motorsports. But all 10 of the Petty Enterprises titles came with men named Petty behind the wheel. Richard Petty won seven championships, while his father, Lee, won three. Richard Pettys last championship occurred in 1979. The team currently known as Richard Petty Motorsports is descended from Petty Enterprises but is no longer wholly owned by the family. The current team, recently reconfigured once again in terms of ownership, has roots in Petty Enterprises (268 Cup victories), Robert Yates Racing (57) and Gillett Evernham Motorsports (15). Kasey Kahne won twice in 2009 while employed at the team, but he has moved on to Team Red Bull this year and is headed for Hendrick Motorsports in 2012. A year ago, Richard Petty Motorsports entered four Fords in each Cup race: Kahne, A.J. Allmendinger, Paul Menard and Elliott Sadler. Menard has since moved to Richard Childress Racing, and Sadler is scheduled to compete in the Camping World Truck Series. Allmendinger, who finished 19th in the 2010 Sprint Cup standings, is back, along with newcomer Marcos Ambrose, who was 26th. The team, no longer associated with previous principal owner George Gillett, will field only two Fords this year. Petty regained control of the team and managed to acquire new investors. The decline of Gilletts business empire created hardships, particularly during the latter half of the 2010 season. Allmendinger hopes, and believes, that smaller will be better. This team has had a lot of good resources, but it was just spread too thin,Ž he said. Obviously we went through a rough time at the end of last year that we fought through, and hopefully we are better because of that. We are more funded now, and more money helps.Ž Ambrose, the Australian driver previously at JTG Daugherty Motorsports, said: We need to win, no doubt about it. We expect to win. ƒ If we can win races and be consistent, then you never know what is possible.ŽGood Times Ahead At PettyAllmendinger, Ambrose looking for big seasons in 2011John Clark/NASCAR This WeekPetty Motorsports, led by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, at left with his son Kyle, has a history of titles in the family. Pettys two teams, headed by A.J. Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose look to start hot and have great seasons in the Sprint Cup Series. Darnell honored for workThe National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) named Denny Darnell as recipient of the Ken Patterson Helping Others Award. The award is named after the Talladega Superspeedway public-relations director who died in 2004 from complications of myelodysplasia syndrome. Darnell heads up Dodge Motorsports trackside NASCAR program and is entering his 37th year in motorsports. He has worked in the past for the National Hot Rod Association and R.J. Reynolds Sports Marketing Enterprises. Darnellhonoredforwork 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 ......................HomesteadPETTY MOTORSPORTS Stewart Elliott Junior Johnsons trackFor obvious reasons, NASCAR races at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway were special to the legendary Junior Johnson, who gave Ford its 200th Cup (then Grand National) victory at the track in 1965. Its my home territory. I grew up around here,Ž he said. The speedway was a big part of me getting into racing because, with hauling moonshine like I was doing back in those days, hearing people talk about this guy outrunning that guy, I felt like I had cars that were better and faster than anybody and I sure didnt give in to anybody being a better driver than I was, so (the track) is basically a racecar drivers dream for me.Ž The track last hosted a NASCAR race in 1996. Edwards Banking in straights3 Banking in turns 1-431Distance: ................. ...2.5 mile oval Length of frontstretch: ....3,800 ft. Length of backstretch: ....3,000 ft. Miles/Laps: .....400 mi. = 160 laps Feb. 20July 2 PIT ROAD TURN1TURN2TURN3F INISHSTARTTURN4DAYTONA DATA DAYTONA DATA Know Your NASCAR1. Who was the first commissioner of NASCAR? 2. Who was the first woman driver to compete in a NASCAR Cup race? 3. Where was the first Cup race west of the Mississippi River run? 4. Where was the first Cup road race held? 5. Who won the final race on Daytona Beachs old beach/road course? 6. What was the estimated crowd at the first Daytona 500 in 1959? 7. When did driver and chief communicate via two-way radio? 8. Who was the first woman car owner to win a race? 9. When was the first fuel cell implemented? 10. When did NASCAR run its most recent Cup race on dirt? 11. Who was the first NASCAR driver to qualify at over 200 mph? 12. What was the date of NASCARs first race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway?1. Erwin G. (Cannonball) Baker 2. Sara Christian 3. Carrell Speedway, Gardena, Calif., 1951. 4. L inden (N.J.) Airport, 1954. 5. Paul Goldsmith, Feb. 23, 1958. 6. 41,000. 7. Driver Jack Smith and Bud Moore, July 4, 1960, Firecracker 250, Daytona. 8. Mamie Reynolds, with driver Fred Lorenzen, Augusta (Ga.) Speedway, 1962. 9. Firestone Racesafe Fuel Cell, 1965. 10. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, Sept. 30, 1970. 11. Benny Parsons, Talladega Superspeedway, April 29, 1982. 12. Aug. 6, 1994.

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came out of the draining event with fourth-place finishes, Josh Figur and Cody Kennedy, at 160 and 103, respectively, took thirds and Vicente Moore finished second in the 171pound weight class. With Cooper the lone senior among the group, efforts and experiences like this can only bode well for the Streaks looking ahead. The Red Devils, equally as young as the Sebring squad, saw its'share of success as well Saturday, garnering two firsts, a second and a fourth. Pulling off wins were Jose Torres at 112 pounds and heavyweight Dylan Brown who pulled off the shocker of the day Having made what head coach Ed Brown described as "one mistake," and as mistakes go in wrestling, Brown found himself in trouble. But he recovered to reverse the bad move with a thundering throw and pin that brought the buzzing crowd to its'feet. Sophomore Johnny Baldridge, riding a very strong year, was pushing through the 103-pound weight class and faced off in the finals against Lake Gibson's Seth Kelley, who he had topped earlier in the season. But in a nip-and-tuck final, Kelley outpointed Baldrid ge 5-3 to claim the class crown Jessie Guzman took a fourth-place finish for t he Devils. The two squads faced o ff against each other Tuesday in a dual meet at Sebring's Smi th Center. See Friday's News-Sun f or a recap of the Tuesday matc h. Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 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 t um. But Cannon came up with a nother big offensive r ebound and dished it to T aylor for another score. Avon Park was starting to f ind the range, however, as M iller drained a three, but C annon drove for two to keep t he lead at 59-53 with 3:44 l eft. But as this night was showi ng, no lead was safe at any p oint in time. Baker scored on a follow a nd Dewberry drove the lane f or two to cut the lead to two. Taylor scored on a drive b ut Baker then hit from the a rc and it was back down to o ne. Taylor hit a leaner but C onner hit two free throws a nd it was 63-62 with about a m inute to play. At the 47 second mark, C larke canned a pair at the l ine to push it back to three a nd after a trade of possess ions, and an Avon Park time o ut, the Devils had the ball w ith 19 seconds left. From the right wing, with 1 2 seconds showing on the c lock, Baker launched from t he right wing for a gamet ying three and suddenly this a lready classic contest was g oing to have some added d rama with an extra four m inute period. As it had to start the game, S ebring made its'living at t he line to start the overtime a s Heflin and Taylor each w ent two-of-two. Conner then hit a pair of h is own before Cannon got l oose inside again for a score t o make it 71-67. But then Dewberry hit yet a nother three and Taylor split a pair at the line for a 72-70 S treak lead with 39 seconds l eft. Dewberry then icily s tunned his former home c rowd with his sixth threep ointer of the night at the 18second mark to put the Devils on top. Ahurried Sebring possession saw the ball come loose in the paint more than once before Cannon emerged from the scrum, calling a time out from the seat of his pants. Taylor was then fouled on the ensuing inbounds play, leading to his made first free throw to tie the game with barely over three seconds left. Describing his second attempt, Taylor had been confident with his release. "It felt good," he said. "But it caught the rim and took a bad bounce." That it was a bad bounce was his initial reaction in the moment. Because Solebello soon made the most of the "bad bounce." "I had position and I got an open look," he said. "I was just praying that I didn't miss it." He didn't miss it. Solebello had darted into the lane, gone up on the bounce, tipped it into the net and nearly blew the lid off the gym with the 75-73 Sebring win.. Asked if it got any better than this, Harris'showed his true, blue, colors. "No it doesn't," he said. "This is my alma mater. I'm a Blue Streak so anytime I play (Avon Park) I want to beat them. And this is a really good win for us. As I told the guys, this shows the kind of intensity you need to play with at this time of year and this is the kind of game that can get us going." On the other side, while the loss doesn't effect much beyond county bragging rights, it did point out areas the Devils need to shore up. "They beat us on the boards," Clemons said. "They out rebounded us, real simple. If you get out rebounded, you lose the game and we got out rebounded. "Our post players weren't doing anything. They weren't catching anything so we had no option but to go to the outside. With (Robertson), we don't have an inside game. Sebring fought well and deserved this game, hopefully we'll learn something from this." Taylor lead all scorers with 27 points with Solebello adding 18, Cannon 13 and Clarke 10 for Sebring. Avon Park saw Baker go for 25, Dewberry 21 and Conner 12. The Streaks tried keeping the momentum going with another county match-up against Lake Placid Tuesday night before hosting Osceola in district play Friday. Avon Park has until Friday to learn what they can before closing out their district schedule against visiting McKeel. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Matt Taylor went for a game-high 27 points in Sebrings' last-second, overtime win against Avon Park Monday night. Sebring wins wild one over Devils in OT News-Sun photos by ED BALDRIDGE Left: Marcus Dewberry goes in for his lone two-pointer of the night on this drive, but would connect on six threepointers to nearly pull out the game for Avon Park. Above: It was an exciting and competitive night in the stands as well Monday as this Avon Park contingient spells out "AP" across the gym to their Sebring counterparts. Continued from 1B Wrestlers getting keyed up as districts approach News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Chris DeJesus gets control of his opponent on his way to a win during Saturday's Spiegel Memorial Invitational. DeJesus didn't earn a top-four spot in his weight class in the highly-loaded, 15-team meet. But the experience gained by all the young wrestlers at Avon Park and Sebring, as well as the earned success, were a huge plus for the future. me not remembering my mom behaving this way when we used to watch the Packers play. Whatever the case, her zealousness, make that her loud and shrieking zealousness, for her hometown team was rather jarring. It was an exciting game to watch for a while, with Green Bay marching down the field on the opening drive, and her yelps and cheers added to it. And when the Pack went up 14-0, with the Bears offense sputtering, it seemed like it would be a fun afternoon, and it was through the third quarter. But, uh-oh, the Bears then cut the lead in half, and mom's nerves started to get a bit on edge. If Chicago running backs Matt Forte or Chester Taylor got a handoff and weren't immediately tackled it started. "Oh, oh no. Get him, geet hiim, geeeeeetttttt hiiiiiiimmmm!!!" And if a Bears receiver caught a pass and started making a big gain, oh, forget about it. That's when the shrieking went mobile as the pacing started. My dad's never been an overly vocal man, but is prone to let out the "Oh ho!" cheer when his Bears do make a great play or score. And while I've generally taken after my dad, I usually can get to the point of my roller coaster cheer raising the arms up and yelling when a great play takes place. But since I didn't have a true team to root for, as either team making it to the Super Bowl would be fine by me, I had taken a more, just-get into-thegame-and-enjoy-whateveroutcome'mode. Back to the game, when Brian Urlacher intercepte d an Aaron Rodgers pass, th e Oh no, get him'could have gotten to glass-break ing levels, had not Rodge rs made a game(and living room) saving tackle. When the Bears cut the lead in half on a Taylor run, the anxiety got ratcheted it up a bit more and the debate of "Oh, I can't watch" as she turned and went to the kitchen and "Wait, what's happening" as she hurriedly stepped back toward the viewing area. B.J. Raji's improbable interception and return fo r a touchdown seemed to calm things as the Pack pushed the lead to a seem ingly safe to 21-7. It was then that I went to go pick up the carry-out dinner we had ordered, which saved me from whatever must have happened, what shrieks were heard as Hanie connected with Earl Bennett on a big touchdown pass to cut the lead to 21-14. Though I'm guessing it was a Ron Santo-esque, with a higher pitch, "Ohhhh nooooooooooooooooo!!!! !! And I wasn't yet back when the Bears, behind Hanie, began another driv e in the waning minutes tha t I'm sure was getting way too close for comfort for my mom's sake. So, for a game that I went into with an easy mind and a win either wa y, I sure came away from it with frayed nerves. Even as I was reminded of some of those long ago childhood dreams. Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at daniel.hoehne@newssun.com Continued from 1B Sunday mayhem FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated PressWASHINGTON College football conferences will get a record take of about $170 million from this year's Bowl Championship Series games, including a new high of $24.7 million for the five conferences that don't get automatic bids to the BCS bowls. BCS officials say the higher figures were fueled by the new television contract with ESPN. In addition, the five conferences that don't get automatic bids were helped by the automatic berth earned by Texas Christian University. Those conferences g ot slightly more than la st year's $24 million.. Under the BCS system six conferences get aut omatic bids to participate in top-tier bowl games whi le the other five don't. Those six conference s, which sent nine of the 1 0 teams to the BCS bow l games this year, will take in about $145 million. The Big Te n, Southeastern and Pac-1 0, which each had two team s in BCS bowls, will recei ve about $27.2 million eac h, while the ACC, Big Ea st and Big 12 will ea ch receive roughly $21.2 m illion. AP NewsBreak: Football conferences net record take

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A von Park Founders Garden ClubAVON PARK 2011 cale ndars with lovely photog raphs of flowers, trees and b uildings of Avon Park are n ow being sold at Albritton's B arbershop for $8 each. The c alendar, sponsored by the F ounders Garden Club, will s erve as a souvenir and a dvertisement of Avon Park. T he club plans to sell similar n ew calendars each year. M onies earned will help the c lub send Avon Park child ren to summer camp. The club's annual D ecember 2010 Holiday B runch was again held at the i nteresting round home of m ember Jody Griffing. Each y ear, Griffing decorates her h ome for weeks before the c elebration and she serves w onderful food to members. T his annual brunch is much a nticipated by members. At city hall in December, M arie Sutherland apprised t he club that she received m any compliments this holid ay season on the wreaths a nd decorations made and p ut up by the Founders G arden Club. Because the f loating dock on Lake V erona needs repair, the club w as unable to also decorate t he float this year. Most recently, Sutherland d irected the planting of seve ral camellias in The Mall a cross from the Jacaranda H otel. Camellias used to g row in profusion in Avon P ark and it will be grand to s ee them growing again d owntown. The Mile-Long Mall is already beautiful after Sutherland was awarded grant monies to replace hurricane-damaged plants, trees and flowers. Tall new palms are also being planted across town. And the new curving sidewalks on The Mall will be convenient for strolling during Avon Park's March Mall Days. On Jan. 13, the Founders Garden Club embraced the new year at the home of member Rosemary Kunz, who served delicious goodies to eat. The 13 members presented greatly enjoyed Steve Sparks'presentation of "No-Kill Bee Removal." Sparks, a Lake Placid beekeeper, raises bees for honey and removes unwanted bees for homeowners. Call Sparks at 441-5864 to buy healthful, unprocessed, Florida orange blossom honey, or to remove pesky bees, or to make a presentation to your group. Sparks'partner is John Bastinelli, who was a state beehive inspector for 13 years. One interesting fact that the garden club learned was this: Northern beekeepers bring their bees to Florida for orange blossom pollen. Snowbird bees? Then, Florida bees travel by semi trucks to California for one month when Florida orange trees aren't in blossom. Then the bees ride back home. Another honey fact: The shelf life of honey is known to be 5,000-plus years. Archaeologists have found honey in Egyptian pyramids that is still good to eat. If honey crystallizes, just heat it and it'll be good to eat again. The Founders Garden Club's project for 2011 include a garden walk in March and assistance in selection of plants to Avon Park's Rotary Club. The club meets at 10 a.m. every second Thursday at the home of a member. The next meeting will be Feb. 10. For further information about the calendars or the club, call president Anita Helbig at 452-1207.Butterfly Friends SEBRING The Butterfly Friends met on Jan. 11 at Betty Podmore's home. There were 11 members present plus four new members. Many items were discussed. Since the club is growing it is in need of a new location for monthly meetings. Guest Dee Dee Jacobson suggested the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center for the meetings. This was acceptable by everyone. It was decided that the group will start to meet at the Ag Center in Conference Room 2 at 1:30 p.m. March 8; however, the May, July, September and November meetings will be held in Conference Room 3. Everyone is eager to pull or cut all the damaged foliage of plants, but was told by Jacobson to hold off doing so in case another cold spell happens. She suggested to wait until the first part of March to trim plants. Many that look dead now will most likely come back to life. There was a discussion about the propagation of bu tterfly friendly plants. Many of the suggested plants hav e had the pollen removed due to the hybrid propagation process. When there is no pollen in the plants, the but terflies will not benefit. The sweet bay plant is a must-have for the yellow swallowtail butterfly. Red penta is another great plant for butterflies. Most pentas do not have the proper pollen. Make sure the plant s have the black center. Dwa rf www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011Page 5B STAINMASTERBRAVADO TEXTURE$330sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERIMPECCABLE PLUSH$379sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERWESTMINSTERBERBER$359sq ft installed w/pad POWER ALLEYPLUSH$259sq ft installed w/pad EVANSTONBERBER12x15 Ft$225sq ft installed w/padAREA RUGS TOO! TARKETT LAMINATE$199sq ft Visit Our 10,000 sq ft Showroom and See For Yourself Today! Stainmaster CARPET SALE OUTDOOR CARPET69¢sq ft FORTHENEWYEAR! CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy photo Mark Morton, senior vice president of Lykes Land Investments, speaks to Lake Placid Noon Rotary about the planned South Florida Logistics Center in Moore Haven. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID On Jan. 2 0, Mark Morton, senior vice p resident of Lykes Land I nvestments, made a present ation to Lake Placid Noon R otary about the planned S outh Florida Logistics C enter in Moore Haven. Based on the changes in s hipping traffic to occur upon t he 2014 opening of the w idened Panama Canal, l ogistics planners see a much bigger role for the port of Miami in inbound United States freight, as well as for backflow shipping to Asia. South Florida is seen as an ideal location for a logistics center, which would not only handle a large portion of this traffic but also would open the economy of Heartland Florida by serving its growing consumer markets and provide a new channel for U.S.-manufactured products. Morton is responsible for planning for the future economic diversification of Lykes'land holdings, in concert with the core principles of conserving natural lands and continuing agricultural operations. Morton has been and is actively involved in state, regional, and local visioning, strategic planning, growth management, and economic development efforts. Morton speaks to LPRotary about planned logistics center Special to the News-SunSEBRING The GFWC Woman's Club of Sebring met on Jan. 10 at the clubhouse. The Public Affairs Department was the host; chairwoman was Pat Wrzalinski. The 56 members and six guests were welcomed by president Betty Wickensimer. The group sang God Bless America, led by Mary Brenner and accompanied on the piano by Elizabeth Shewan. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was given; Chaplain Jerri Dees gave the devotional and blessing for the meal chicken lunch from KFC. Lucy Mull, Safe House outreach specialist, was the speaker. She gave an informative talk about their facility, services provided and how the center helps change lives for a better future for abuse victims. The Safe House is Wickensimer's special project this year. This month the members donated phone cards to the Safe House as well as other needed items. Past president Bobbie Harrell was given a gift and a standing ovation from members for her hard work as the club's rental chairman for many years. Gingerlee Mitchelllindo has now assumed these duties. Acheck for $1,000 was presented to Don Appelquist, executive director, South Florida Community College Foundation, for their scho larship fund. This amount will be matched by the college an d awarded to deservin g women who need to furth er their employment skills. Visitors are invited to jo in the club at its monthly mee tings held the secon d Monday of each mont h, October through May. Ca ll 385-7268 for membersh ip information. Woman's Club hears about Highlands County Safe House Courtesy pho to Woman's Club of Sebring Public Affairs chairwoman Pat Wrzalinski (right) introduced Lucy Mull as speaker of the Jan. 10 meeting. Snapshots Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 annually supports the Children's Home Society in the Christmas season. Exalted Ruler Heide Stover (left) presents a $500 check to Carmen Barone of the Society. The Hansen Center (named after local residents X enon R. Hansen and his wife) is a licensed 20-bed emergency shelter care program for children who have been removed from their caretakers because of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Sebring Elks donation Continued on page 6B

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p entas will not attract butterf lies. Garden visits will continu e as well as being notified b y e-mail of the next meeti ng. Garden events will be a nnounced at a later date. C ommittees were set up for a ll future meetings. Lucy W heeler will serve as vice p resident and assist Betty P odmore with the meetings a nd other garden events. For i nformation about the B utterfly Friends, contact P odmore, 385-2605 or W heeler, 382-7465.Friendly Neighbors LAKE PLACID The F riendly Neighbors Club met a t the Toby the Clown F oundation on Jan. 18, with 1 2 members present. Those p resent were Gertie Lacy, A udrey Hancock, Louise P ick, Myrtle Lusk, Ruth B each, Katie Williams, Rose P anzarella, Blanche G lassbrook, Helen D assinger, Marilyn Moore a nd Amy Kovac. Refreshments were served b y Gertie Lacy. Devotions w ere read by Louise Pick, His Name is Wonderful." After the business meeti ng, the club stuffed eight d ozen clowns for the hospit als. The next meeting will be a t 9 a.m. on Feb. 15.Hibiscus Garden Club of Avon ParkAVON PARK The H ibiscus Garden Club of A von Park had its first 2011 m eeting on Jan. 13 in the h ome of Dorothian Myer. M ary Lou Lundblade was c o-hostess. President Nina Seibold p resented instruction and m aterial for mini plant gard ening in an egg shell. This i s interesting and appropriate f or a kitchen window or b reakfast table. It was r eported that all Mall C hristmas decorations are s tored. There are some pecans s till available for sale. Most members reported v ast freeze damage to their g ardens. Kim Pascoe won the spec ial daylily with instruction f or planting and care. The program was a slide p resentation of "Daylily G ardens" given by national d aylily judges Mary Lou L undblade and Dorothian M yer. They named each b loom, its hybridizer and l ocation, also answered lots o f questions. The next meeting is Feb. 1 0 at the home of Pat Kinser.TOPS FL Club 487SEBRING The Jan. 19 m eeting of TOPS 487, S ebring after chair exercises h ad 15 TOPS and nine K OPS giving the pledges. T OPS member Jim Butt was w elcomed to the chapter. Yes-yeses this week are p ortion control, exercise, b ack on track, food chart, w ater, fiber, fruit, vegetables and a good breakfast. Best Loser was Judy Phillips; she was Best Loser last week to receive the $1 coupon. Carolyn Patterson gave out charms for renewing at a lesser weight to Judy Alger, June Filippini, Bette Gillett, Marge Kingston, Judy Phillips and Shirley Slabaugh. Charms to KOPS in leeway for 12 straight weeks to Alice Bowen, June Filippini and Shirley Slabaugh. The 25-cent contest had 17 winners at 35 cents each and Leslie Maschue won $2.40 in the 10-cent contest. The Mystery Gift has returned and is with three weeks to go. Marge Jobin found more wrappings in the Attendance Box. The "New Year-New Me" contest: Judy Phillips has 113 points, Ginna Meissner has 90 and Marge Kingston has 81. Charlotte Hardy's program was on "Post Pig-Out Plan," a three-day detox diet. Call 382-7716 or 3853155 for information. Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm Call us today: 863.385.3497 You may HearŽ Better Tomorrow SAY WHAT?Ž AFFORDABLE ADVERTISING 385-6155 UNIQUE WINDOW TREATMENTS 863-402-04014204 Sebring Parkwaynext to Ruby Tuesdays, Sebring€ Verticals € Horizontal Blinds € Pleated Shades € Roman Shades € Valances € Draperies € Cornices € Bed Spreads Blinds, Shades & Shutters Custom Built For You 130 S. Commerce Ave. € Sebring, Florida863-385-3497 Mon. Fri. 9am 4pm € Closed Wednesdays lampekieferhearing.com Set it and forget it.Wi Series works with Starkeys SurfLink’ Media streamer, our setand-forget wireless transmitter.With SurfLink, theres no manual pairing involved. Once you plug it into your TV or stereo, youre done! € It automatically streams sound directly to your hearing aids when your in range. € You can transition from one device to another simply by moving from room to room. € It lets other in the room listen to the TV or stereo at the volume they prefer. Introducing new Wi Series by Starkey „ the hearing aids designed to make listening easy and enjoyable again.Wi Series advanced features are engineered to: € Reduce listening effort in noisy environments € Improve listening to music and TV € Help phone calls sound better € Not whistle or buzz € Fit comfortably, customized for your ears Courtesy photo T he Sebring Breakfast Lions Club will raffle off this golf cart. Proceeds go to 100 percent eye care in the community. John Wagner, raffle chairman, and Marlene von Merveldt, club president, stand with the cart. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets can contact any club member. The Lions meet at 7 a.m. every Thursday at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square to share breakfast and good fellowship. The winning ticket will be drawn Feb. 24. Continued from page 5B CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Snapshots Sebring Breakfast Lions raffling golf cart Special to the News-SunSEBRING Members of the Rotary Club of Highlands County had the privilege of hearing Kayla Griffin of Sebring tell about her plans for a mission trip. Kayla's trip will take her to 11 different countries in 11 months. Three countries are in South America, three in Africa, three in Asia and two in Eastern Europe. Some of the mission activities she will be involved in are working with widows and orphans, teaching English, running sports camps and practicing true religion. Her group will have about seven missionaries traveling together for "The World Race," which is a ministry of Adventures in Missions. For more information about Kayla's trip go to kaylagriffin.theworldrace.org. The Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Beef 'O Brady's in Sebring. Anyone interested in learning mo re about Rotary or in attendin g a meeting may conta ct Joyce Gordon at 446-2099 Griffin shares plan to visit 11 countries with Rotary Courtesy pho to Kayla Griffin speaks to the Rotary Club of Highlands County. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.

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Oriental medicine is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of Western medicine.AcupunctureAcupuncture is the 5000 year old Chinese system of natural healing. Fine sterile needles are inserted into specific points of the body to restore a balanced flow of energy. Through acupuncture, Qi (energy) is allowed to move freely throughout the body, reestablishing balance. This balance helps the body achieve higher levels of health and well-being.Chinese HerbsFor as long as people and plants have coexisted, herbal medicine has been around in some shape or form. It has been found to very helpful in treating conditions such as allergies, ADD and ADHD, menopausal syndrome, chronic pain and many, many other ailments.Jeanie O. Lee, D.A.O.M. Acupuncture Physician3101 MEDICAL WAY € SEBRING, FLORIDA386-5050 Roy Cavalcant, MD Friendly, Courteous, Knowledgeable Where You Get the Time You DeserveŽ 30 Years ExperienceSpecializing In Colonoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Digestive & Liver Diseases.MOST INSURANCEACCEPTED Credit/Debit Cards Accepted(863) 471-1888Heartland Professional Plaza 6801 US 27 N., Suite D-1 € SebringBoard Certified Lily BassErin and Matthew Bass, of S ebring, announce the birth of a d aughter, Lily Joy at 3:17 a.m., on J an. 17, 2011, at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, Sebring. Lily weighed 1 pounds, 3 ounces a nd measured 13 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are R ichard and Diana Pisklo of S ebring. Paternal grandparents are Robert B ass and Diane Duvall of Sebring.Levi BryanJennifer Mangold and Jacob B ryan, of Okeechobee, announce t he birth of a son, Levi Norman at 5 :04 p.m., on Jan. 22, 2011, at H ighlands Regional Medical C enter, Sebring. Levi weighed 7 pounds, 15 o unces. Maternal grandfather is Michael Mangold. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Anita Bryan.Colt FairclothCynthia Falk and Christopher Faircloth, of Frostproof, announce the birth of a son, Colt Tanner at 10:11 p.m., on Jan. 13, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Colt weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Michael and Debby Falk of Frostproof. Paternal grandparents are Helena Roland and Tod and Tessie Faircloth of Sebring.Elina FordNelly and Tony Ford, of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Elina Soleil at 7:23 a.m., on Jan. 17, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Elina weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Camilo and Carmen Guzman of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Dan and Marite Ford of Miami.Ty'Shon JonesCharel Jones and Travis Fogle, of Avon Park, announce the birth of a son, Ty'Shon Lamar at 7:16 p.m., on Jan. 16, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Ty'Shon weighed 7 pounds and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Toni Jones and Brian Jones of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Gwendolyn Fogle and Hezekiah Fogle of Avon Park.Anna LambertHeather Steven Lambert, of Frostproof, announce the birth of a daughter, Anna Catherine at 5:56 p.m., on Jan. 20, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Anna weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Michael and Kelly Wilbanks; Allene and Donnie Martinaw. Paternal grandparents are Eddie and Jane Lambert.Abigail WigginsAshley Newsom and Evan Wiggins, of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail AnnMarie at 9:46 a.m., on Jan. 16 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartlan d Medical Center, Sebring. Abigail weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18.25 inche s in length. CELEBRATIONS Birth Announcements CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births,engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 25th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. 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Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. T ODAY 50 Plus Singles C onnection is an activities c lub for all persons over 50. M embers gather for dinner at v arious local restaurants and h ave other activities. The g roup meets at Beef O'Bradys o n the last Wednesday of each m onth at 6 p.m. For informat ion call 452-1669. Adult Children of A lcoholics and D ysfunctional Families. New L ife Group meets W ednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at G race Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. F or details, call 446-0461. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. For d etails, 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, Avon P ark. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun 'N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the fourth Monday of t he month at the Sebring D aybreak Office from 7-8:30 p .m. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3 85-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. For details, call Sandra Y ates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship G roup meets 7 p.m. For d etails, call 381-9005 or 3819 007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. t he second and fourth W ednesday at the club, 12921 U .S. 98, Sebring. For details c all 655-4007.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Members meet at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday for a business meeting and dinner. Make dinner reservations by calling 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Spaghetti dinner on the fourth Wednesday of each month. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. For details, call 655-4505. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Heron's Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. 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. For details, call 471-3557. 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 4:30-7:30 p.m. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 3814410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3827716 or 314-9485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 6995444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. For details, call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 and Auxiliary travel to Royal Care Nursing Home in Avon Park the last Wednesday. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. For details, call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. For details, call 655-3274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. For details, call 385-8118. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last year's dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@ samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m. at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. 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 Chapter 260 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. For details, call 465-4345. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT) a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Master Gardeners of Highlands County meets 9 a.m. every fourth Thursday at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center, Sebring. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). For details, call Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call (863) 773-5714. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, call Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Ridge Area Writers meet at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcome. Call 465-5254. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays, 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has enrollment at 8 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98 East, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 3823735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. For details, call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-2:30 and plays bingoat 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours ar e from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Better Breathers Club Support Group This American Lung Association affiliated group meets the last Friday of each month, at 12:0 0 pm in Conference Room 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun n Lake Blvd. Contact Mike Napper, RRTat (863)402-345 0 for more information. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m., EZ Intermediate classe s are at 10 a.m., and Intermediate classes are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflectio n on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Ca ll Julieat 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-1 1 a.m. Friday. For more informa tion, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the area's Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Ca ll 471-0559. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours begin ning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.5 0 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Hi-12 Club meets at noon on the fourth Friday at the Lake Placid Elks except in June, July and August. All Masons and their ladies are welcome. Call 465 3038. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-1 1 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. Call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. Mor e information at www.naflheartland.org. COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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SEBRING Tanglewood w ill be very activein the c oming weekwith a number o f activities generating funds f or the Tanglewood R esidents'Cancer Benefit. Saturday evening, we pull o ut all the stops as the T anglewood Actors Guild p uts on an evening of fine f ashions from Belk, Dress B arn, Ideal Golf, Maxcy's M en's Wear, Steve & Co. and S ue's Cubby Hole Boutique. T here will be great entertainm ent and good food at the USATour for the Cure" F ashion Show sponsored by N ewsom Eye and Edward J ones-Alan J. Holmes. Final ticket sales willbeat t he Tanglewood Clubhouse T hursday between 3 and 4 p .m.. On Tuesday, Feb. 1, the T anglewood Tennis Club will h ost a fundraising tournam ent. Heartland National Bank is s ponsoring a Lasagna Dinner o n Wednesday, Feb. 2, with s ittings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. F ollowing each sitting, T angledwood residents will b e entertained by three of the H eartland's most accomp lished singers. Shannon M arrero, 2010 Heartland Idol C hampion, Lindsey Sears, r unner-up in the 2010 H eartland Idol competition a nd Bob Leonardo, 2010 H eartland Idol Senior C hamp, have each offered to d onate their time and t alentfor the Cancer Benefit. Bingo takes center stage o n Thursday, Feb. 3. On Saturday, Feb. 5, Sun n Lake Golf Course will host T anglewood's annual "Golf F ore the Cure." Also on Saturday, Feb. 5, t he petanque players will be h olding a tournament with all p roceeds going to cancer r esearch. SEBRING The Italian D inner served Wednesday, J an. 12, was a great success. A capacity crowd enjoyed n umerous pasta dishes, sala ds, garlic bread and tasty d esserts prepared by internat ional (turned Italian) cooks f or the evening. Wendy and her group had t urned the former yuletide t ree into Italiano for the e vent, plus several other a ccessories, including red c hecked tablecloths, were v ery festive and appropriate. J anet Johns shared Italian j okes joined by others from t he audience to round out a f un evening. Thanks to all w ho contributed. Nice to see Marthe and W ally Fortin, who arrived in t he park after New Year's. N ewcomers Adi and Ellie S chweitzer returned just this w eek. They purchased Fran a nd Peter Mienstra's home on T own and Country B oulevard. back in 2010 fall b ut returned north. Also a rriving later in the season w ere Gary and Alan, Crystal a nd Larry, and Ron and N ancy, all from the P lattsburgh, N.Y. area. W elcome to all. Welcome to Marian H ibbard, who has been a visi tor/renter for a few years but n ow has purchased her own h ome at Town and Country B oulevard. Marian comes to u s from Claremont, N.H., n orthern home of the J ohnsons and Mattsons. They o bviously have done a good j ob spreading the word about o ur fine park. We know you w ill enjoy your new home, M arian. Several residents have had v isiting family members r ecently. Janet and Michelle J ohns enjoyed several folks i n from Indiana. Dawn's mother had been visiting from Canada and now Dawn and Cliff are enjoying daughter/son-in-law Breanna, Kevin and daughters. Jean, from upstate New York, Nancy Brennan's mother, is loving our warmer days and activities. Wendy Johnson's sister has been maintaining the household while Hal and Wendy are enjoying a Caribbean cruise. Welcome to all our visitors! Sincere sympathy is extended to Toby and Bette Chapel on the passing of Toby's sister, Patricia, in Dotham, Ga. Toby and Bette commented that the siblings had enjoyed a wonderful reunion last November and how thankful they are for those memories. As we age, we do find the family gatherings are ever so cherished. Weekly activities have been thriving with our full park. Monday, we had 19 at the weekly coffee clutch. Lots of chatter and ideas spring forth from this groupone being the new low impact aerobics in the clubhouse commencing this week. Six ladies so far have joined the group Tuesday through Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Marge Mace is the leader. Some go directly from inside aerobics to water aerobics. Good going, gals! The warmer days have brought activity to the pool area once more. Thank you managers for comfort of the heated pool and great hot tub! Water aerobics have resumed and eight ladies thoroughly enjoyed our day on Thursday, especially being entertained by the "flyers" coming in for the Sebring Air Show. Our weekly Bible study began Jan. 7 led by Carl Martin, who is volunteering until our regular pastor arrives. The Barbers are in Tennessee with their daughter, who has been having some health problems but with everyone's prayers, we trust they will be in soon. We meet Fridays at the clubhouse 10 a.m. All other activities continue as scheduled. Bill LaPeer is still convalescing but is showing much improvement. We have seen him out and about with Angel and in his classy PTCruiser. Happy for the progress, Bill. Town and Country's parkwide garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bake sale, coffee, doughnuts, lunch items will be available in the clubhouse. Parking is on Cooper Road, but golf carts will be available for those needing assistance. Come and enjoy the bargains, enjoy lunch and pick up some baked goods for later use. Wendy has plenty of volunteers to assist you. We look forward to welcoming everyone; take time to visit the mobile homes available in the park offered either through the office or individual homeowners. Our new 2011 addition is set up and ready for occupancy. An attractive home waiting for an owner! February birthdays include: Gisela Bukantis, Wilma Burr, Harold McKeen, Betty Probst, Leo Boisvert, Dan Wolma, Joyce Glassbrook, Daphne Rigle, Bess Wyse, Marie Taylor, Georgie Kreuser, Wanda Bogaczyk, Ray and Nancy Dubuque. Very best wishes to all on their special day! The Highlands County Red Cross garage sale is Saturday, Feb. 12 in the parking lot adjoining the Red Cross office, 106 Medical Center Avenue (behind Highland Regional Hospital). Donations are needed, accepted and appreciated. For further information, contact the office at 386-4440. LAKEPLACID Sunday evening, Jan. 16, the Military Soup and Sandwich Committee served 197 dinners to the residents of Tropical Harbor. The menu was homemade ham and bean soup or chicken noodle soup with a ham salad sandwich and a choice of beverage and dessert. If the crowd attending gets any bigger, I'm afraid we'll have to serve people in two shifts. It is a program that everyone supports. Monday morning coed coffee, our hosts who prepared the coffee and doughnuts were Rick and Brenda Knoche and Bill and Dee Kindred. Our emcee was a favorite stand up Canadian comic Donna Vanden Bergh. Everyone loves her jokes. She turned her mike over to George Susco, who asked if we had any more people coming from the North. With that Lee Griffen stood up to say that he and his wife just returned after leaving Michigan. He and Dee have been spending winters in Tropical Harbor for that past 22 years. All were happy to see them back. Also, we had Dave Slagel from Ohio. George then asked if the Super Bowl tickets have gone on sale yet? He had an appointment so He turned the mike back to Donna, who asked if we had a piano player present. Laura Bailie volunteered. Donna read the names of persons celebrating their birthday the week of Jan. 16-23. We all sang "Happy Birthday" to Dee Griffith, Grace Becker and Sylvia Fitch. Next she read the names of residents celebrating their anniversary. We had no one present for this occasion. Donna thanked Laura for providing the music. Next, she asked persons involved with activities to come forward. Carol Noel told the group that this was truly a Sunshine report. She had no one on her get-well list. She also told everyone that the committee who helped serve the Military Soup and Sandwich did a wonderful job. All applauded in agreement. Jim Hogan told the group that the next Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday, Feb. 5, from 8-10 a.m. Louis Wackershauser told the group that people from Wisconsin are invited to go to Anna Maria Island Feb. 9 to enjoy the food and music and get together with other Wisconsin families. The cost is $5 per person. It's lots of fun. You can contact him if you need directions. Grace Becker told about the first dance, which is Saturday, Jan. 29, beginning at 8 p.m. The music is from the 50s and 60s the cost is $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Chips and ice are furnished. Fred White told the group that the instructions for the various computer programs will be on the large scre en overhead. Bring you lapto ps if you have them otherwi se you can take notes. The co st is $10 per year. The class es are held each Thursday fro m 10 a.m. to noon. Brenda Knoche told t he group she has tickets on sa le for Crazy Cards, so circ le your calendar for Saturda y, Feb. 12, beginning at 7 p.m and plan to attend. Ticke ts are $3 each and coffee an d dessert will be served. The re will be lots of prizes and a fun night for everyon e. Proceeds go to Nu Hope a much needed charitab le organization. Our emcee and coff ee maker was Alice Fazio.. W e had 18 women attend. T he meeting was brief becau se ladies lunch out was al so scheduled. We had 76 women atten d the luncheon at the Oli ve Garden. Our hostesses in charge of the arrangemen ts were Phyllis Herritt an d Carol Noel. The Mustan gs also attended their Men 's lunch out on Jan. 18 and th ey had 18 men attend the ir luncheon at the No Fril ls Grill in Lake Placid. Woodhaven Estate bridge scoresSEBRING Here are t he scores for Woodhav en Estates Bridge this week. Party Bridge: First plac e, Elwyn Gafner; second plac e, Joan Lewis; and third plac e, Pauline Biggerstaff. Duplicate Bridge: Fir st place, Bill Tedford an d Shirley Breckenridge. Tyin g for second/third places we re Margaret Alliston and Gra ce Swan; Irma Hofford an d Margaret Bousfield. Four th place, Pauline Biggersta ff and Dee Hayes. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011Page 9B E.O. 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Cerullo r ecommended contacting A twater's office to verify the l icensure of the product and o r company before you give y our money. He also suggested seniors keep a notebook and make notes of all conversations with dates and times and have the sales person sign the notebook as well. Keep a record of the charities to which you donate as well. Cerullo showed a video interview with two con men who are now serving prison time for the scams they were involved with. Both men confirmed that criminals count on your hospitality to help them con you of your money. Never let strangers into your home and always talk with a trusted family member, friend or attorney before parting with your money. Web sites of interest to seniors are: www.flseniors.org; www.saveandinvest.org and www.fltreasurehunt.org. The Highlands County S.A.LT. Council is a group composed of seniors, local law enforcement agencies and senior organizations. The S.AL.T. Council helps determine the needs of the community's senior population and creates activities to address these needs. Topics for this year include: Crime prevention and seniors, home security checks, understanding domestic violence, personal safety while shopping or in public and help with consumer fraud. The council will have a variety of speakers at our 2011 meetings and are seeking interested participants. Many plans are under way and the organization needs energized citizens to help. The council meets at 10 a.m. every third Tuesday at various locations. For more information or meeting locations call cha irman Janet Tindell at 44 30747 or vice-chair Gra ce Plants at 273-1421. Atwater representative speaks to SALT Council Courtesy pho to The community outreach coordinator with Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater's office spoke to the S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) on frauds and scams against senior citizens at its recent meeting. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Sebring Toastmasters Rusty Sherman and Charlie Lowrance will represent the local club at the Toastmasters International Area 63 Speech Contest in Wauchula on Feb. 26. The title of Sherman's winning speech was "A Puppy, Dave Thomas and Me." Lowrance will compete in the Table Topics Contest, where participants have one to two minutes to answer an impromptu question. Area 63 includes Heartland Talk of the Town Toastmasters in Sebring, DeSoto and Hardee County Toastmasters and the Lake Placid club. Also competing at the local club on Jan. 19 was Dr. Roy Cavalcant. Intermin Area 63 Governor Erin Hess of Sebring served as contestmaster, president Cathy Schreima was the chief judge and Jack Mears was the sargaent of arms. Scheduled speakers for the next meeting on Feb. 2are Schreima, Lowrance and Rhonda McCullough. Linda Udall is the yoastmaster. If one of your goals is to become a better speaker and leader the ToastmastersInternational proven program of successcan help.There a re more than 3 millio n Toastmasters members in clubs in 113 countries aroun d the world.Heartlan d Toastmasters is part of District 47, south Florida an d the Bahamas. Heartland Talk of the Tow n Toastmasters Club meets t he first and third Wednesda ys every month from 6-7 p.m. at Ronnie Carter's Century 2 1 Real Estate at the corner of Thunderbird Road and US 2 7 North. Guests and snowbir ds area always welcome. F or more information ca;; Cath y Schreima, 382-3574 or Lin da Udall, 386-6495, or vis it www.toastmasters.org. Sherman, Lowrance represent local Toastmasters at area contest Courtesy photo Heartland Toastmasters Rusty Sherman (left) and Charlie Lowrance (right), pictured here w ith Erin Hess, will compete at the Area 63 Speech Contest in Wauchula on Feb. 26. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 01/21 Thursday 01/27 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee COMING SOONFeb 11JUST GO WITH IT DIVERSIONS A RIVERPUNSTHROUGHITBy JOON PARK ACROSS 1 Most debonair 8 Cookie with a geographical name 14 Chocolate substitute 19 More than just leaning toward 21 The Ducks of the N.C.A.A. 22 Basketmaking material 23 & 24 Why a Midwest river has so many tributaries? 26 Big name in bubbly 27 Attacks dinner 29 Popular Ford 30 Devour, with "up" or "down" 32 She's prone to brooding 33 Exemplary 35 Fop who makes idle sketches of a Chinese river? 42 They're checked at check-in 45 Move, in Realtor-ese 46 Literary title character from the planet Antiterra 47 See 69-Down 48 "If you don't meet my demands within 24 hours, I'll blow up a Russian river"? 55 Corner 56 Not give ___ 57 Start of a Beatles refrain 58 Pained expression? 60 Aunt of 1960s TV 61 "I Shot Andy Warhol" actress Taylor 62 Fail to notice 64 Old-timey oath 66 Life vest worn on a Korean border river? 71 Piranhas in a German border river? 76 Speed of sound 77 ___ spell 79 One often going by limo 80 "American Beauty" director Mendes 83 Corporate shuffling, for short 85 Stand-up guy? 89 ___ dixit 90 Workers 92 Request to an Alaskan river to return to its headwaters? 95 Played one's part 97 Can of Cornwall? 98 Provoke 99 Atlanta-based cable inits. 100 Aggressive posturin' on an English river? 107 The merchant of Venice 108 Stephen of "The End of the Affair" 109 Tad 113 Bookish 116 "Buon ___" 119 Dull discomfort 120 & 123 What minor rivers of Pakistan say at their junctions? 125 Train track beam 126 Channel crosser Gertrude 127 Connected, as circuit elements 128 Fountain orders 129 Team whose home ice is the Prudential Center 130 V.M.I. athletes DOWN 1 N.F.L. commentator Phil 2 Labor party? 3 Adrift, say 4 Priests' changing room 5 U2 collaborator on "Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1" 6 Hold 'em alternative 7 Tubes, e.g. 8 Illinois home of Black Hawk College 9 With 11-Down, prehistoric period 10 "My Name is Asher ___" 11 See 9-Down 12 Snacked 13 Reachable by pager 14 Cold war term of address 15 Hopeful 16 Narrow inlets 17 Sommelier's prefix 18 ___ Mawr 20 One who doesn't retire early 25 Shield border, in heraldry 28 "___ you!" 31 Jamie of "M*A*S*H" 33 Pop 34 Lickspittle 36 Last Julio-Claudian emperor 37 Semiliquid lump 38 California governor who was recalled in 2003 39 Workers' rights org. 40 Christine ___, "The Phantom of the Opera" heroine 41 "Wow!" 42 2006 World Cup champion 43 Andrea ___, famous shipwreck 44 Minute 49 "Confessions of an English ___-Eater" 50 Pinpoint, say 51 Works on copy 52 Actress Skye 53 It has a big mouth 54 Father, as a mudder 59 H as in Hera 63 "I thought ___!" ("My feeling exactly!") 65 "Shrek!" author William 67 Unsettle 68 ___-deucey 69 With 47-Across, onetime Chinese premier 70 2009 sci-fi role for Chris Pine 72 73 Hemingway, once 74 Fly catcher 75 Whiff 78 Expensive bar 80 Silly singing 81 Main 82 Prefix with carpal 84 ___ apparatus (cell organelle) 86 School whose motto is Latin for "Never tickle a sleeping dragon" 87 "Typee" sequel 88 Rock, in modern lingo 91 Cry of accomplishment 93 Neighborhood west of the Bowery 94 Kicks in 96 Stonewallers' statements 101 Acronym for a small-runway aircraft 102 Sent to the freethrow line 103 Like some jokes and jobs 104 Van Gogh painting that sold for a record $53.9 million in 1987 105 Prefix with con 106 Cut a fine figure? 110 Earth shade 111 0.2% of a ream 112 Tends, as sheep 113 1960s dance, with "the" 114 Trillion: Prefix 115 Risk territory east of Ukraine 116 Rook 117 Cozy corner 118 Look badly? 121 The Silver State: Abbr. 122 Soft & ___ 124 Ice cream mogul Joseph 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 232425 26272829 3031323334 35363738394041 424344454647 4849505152535455 5657585960 6162636465 66676869707172737475 76777879 80818283848586878889 9091929394 9596979899 100101102103104105106 107108109110111112 113114115116117118119 120121122123124 125126127 128129130 Solution on page 9B Have you been wearing your heart on your sleeve? Do you perceive that you have been wronged in some way by others? Are you wearing all the wrongs like a cloak of armor? Have these wrongs been the foundation for your whining? Are they what have kept you from FLYing? Armor is heavy stuff. When we blame others we need to look closely at our own actions. This is why we tell you that this is a no whining zone. Tribes used to sacrifice a poor innocent goat for their sins. They would heap all their sins on the scapegoat and send it out into the wilderness. Have all the wrongs been heaped upon you. Do you feel like the scapegoat? Are you acting like a martyr? Have you been hoarding these wrongs? This is just like we do with clutter, we hold on to things past their usefulness. When we get our feelings hurt it is best to discuss it as soon as possible. The longer it festers the worse it is on you. Are you hearing this? The person who has wronged you may not even know they have done anything to hurt your feelings or they may not even care. If you don't talk about it and clear the air; you will be the only one suffering. Discussing the wrong will let you know two things; they are mean and need to be prayed for, or they didnt know they had hurt your feelings and they apologize. Either way you have released the wrong and it is no longer being hoarded. Some of you are going to argue that it is not easy to forgive and forget. If you notice, I didn't say forget. When a snake shows its fangs this is a warning. If you pick that snake up and put it in your pocket; whose fault is it when you get bitten. Forgiveness is the gift you give yourself. You get what you give. But if you give in order to get, you will always be left wanting. Let's symbolically take off that armor of wrongs. Put each wrong on a Post-It Note. Imagine that you peel each wrong off your sleeve and put it in an old pie pan. Then take it ou tside or put it in your fire place and put a match to them. As you watch your wrongs (the ones you have been hoarding) go up in smoke send a prayer of gra titude up with it. Be thankfu l that you no longer have to hold on to this and thankfu l that now you know. Leanne and I also have a whole chapter in our book, "Body Clutter," devoted to forgiveness. I just listened to our new audio version. This chapter is powerful. My wish for you in this new year is that you release the wrongs by forgiving oth ers and yourself and open u p your wings to FLY! For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her Web site and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections' published by Random House and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter' published by Simon and Schuster. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley Used by permission in this publication. Is your armor keeping you down? FLY Lady Leanne Ely DearAbby: I have an issue that has m e concerned, and I need some experti se. I have a problem with anger. I d on't know what triggers it. It happens o ut of the blue sometimes. I have never struck out in anger t oward another person, but people have w itnessed my outbursts and seemed t aken aback by the behavior. The i nstances occur every month or two. I'm a nice guy. I would bend over b ackward to help someone if I could. M y verbal explosions contradict who I a m inside. Do you have any suggest ions on what I can do to control my t emper in these situations? Hothead in New Jersey DearHothead: Anger is a normal e motion. Everyone has experienced it a t one time or another. When primitive m en and women were faced with a p otential threat, they reacted instinct ively with either fear or anger. It was n ature's way of enabling us to run a way or fight back. Even infants disp lay anger by screaming or holding t heir breath until they turn red. And w e've all seen older children throw t antrums, holler and throw things. Whatever is causing your angry outb ursts, it is important to analyze what h as been triggering them. Being out of w ork, unable to pay one's bills or feeling unfairly treated can arouse feelings of anger. Being hurt emotionally by someone can cause it, too. People have been known to become angry if their beliefs or values are questioned or threatened. Low self-esteem can also cause people to feel easily threatened. Many people who suffer from chronic low selfesteem feel they must continually prove themselves. To compensate for their feelings of inadequacy, they are driven to "win every battle," whether at sports or in an argument. People who are overly tired have been known to lash out without real provocation. Being physically ill can have the same effect. (You can break that cycle by simply explaining that you're not feeling well and ask for patience because your temper is short at such times.) Depression, drugs and alcohol abuse have long been known to cause people to lose control of their emotions and say and do things they later regret. I publish a booklet, "The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It," that was created to help people learn to control their anger. For people of all ages, it is a kind of survival guide to help them understand their anger and appropriately deal with it. It can be ordered by sending your name and mailing address, plus a check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds), to Dear Abby Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. Most of us have been trained from early childhood to suppress anger. But it is even more important to learn to express it in ways that are constructive rather than destructive. Anger can be a positive emotion if it is channeled in the right direction. Uncontrolled, it can be a killer. Now that we have become somewhat one hopes civilized adults, the challenge we face when something angers us is how to deal with it effectively and constructively, rather than thoughtlessly reacting. 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. Nice Guy' wants some control over his explosions of anger Dear Abby The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Associated PressNEWYORK It's a F antastic Four farewell with t he revelation Tuesday of w ho among them has been s elected to be written out of t he super hero team. While Marvel E ntertainment has made no s ecret that a member of the q uartet, which was introd uced in August 1961, would d ie, exactly who among the g roup would fall has been a c losely held secret, until the r elease of issue No. 587. It's the Human Torch, leavi ng teammates Mr. Fantastic, I nvisible Woman and the T hing to pick up the pieces a nd move forward. Fifty years after cosmic rays transformed him into a man ablaze, the Human Torch will burn no more as the pop culture purveyor of super heroes and villains embarks on an ambitious story line that ends the Fantastic Four. In the newest issue of one of the company's longestrunning comic books, Johnny Storm's life is taken amid a massive battle that writer Jonathan Hickman has been scripting for a year-and-half. Illustrator Steve Epting did the art. Hickman, along with his editor, Tom Brevoort, have been unsurprisingly mum on what the future may hold for the characters, but one thing is certain, the end is nigh for the Fantastic Four next month. Brevoort, senior vice president for publishing at Marvel told The Associated Press that "588 is the final issue of the Fantastic Four. Beyond that, we're not ready to say exactly what we're doing. There won't be an issue 589." All he would say about the future was that the various subplots and threads that Hickman has written "will converge in a new thing that will be exciting and different and yet, very familiar and very much the same." After half century, it's 1 Fantastic's farewell

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Tri-DippingCreate a rainbow effect with 3 layers of color! Works with any trio of Candy Melt colors, or try light, medium and dark shades of the same color. Lighten Candy Melt colors by adding melted White Candy Melts.Triple DippersEach serves 1 Medium Cake Ball Pops Dark Cocoa, White and any favorite color Candy Melts, melted Candy ColorSet (optional) Dip cake ball pops completely in melted cocoa or white candy; place in Decorating Stand and chill until firm. Create 2 shades of each candy color by adding more or less White Candy Melts, or using Candy Colors. Dip pops in lightest candy shade, covering bottom 2/3; chill until firm. Dip pops in darkest candy shade, covering bottom 1/3; chill until firm. T o access another POPS! t echnique, use a scanner app o n your smart phone to read t his QR code.FAMILYFEATURES S weets on a stick are the perfect treat. There's a pop for all seasons, all reasons. For parties, desserts, everyday and special occasions, pops are tops! They can be as simple as classic cake ball pops crumbled cake mixed with icing, then shaped i nto balls and dipped into melted candy. Or, create h undreds of other pop shapes and flavors from cake, b rownies, cookies and crispy cereal treats. These recipes are only the beginning. "Pops! S weets on a StickTM," a new book from Wilton, feat ures 112 pages packed with pops. Visit w ww.wilton.com to order the book, pops supplies, f ind recipes and much more. Pop to it!The Stars Are AlignedEach serves 1 1 box (18 ounces) yellow cake mix Eggs, waterand vegetable oil to make mix Cookie Treat Sticks Yellow, Blue, Orange, Green* and Red Candy Melts Preheat oven to 350¡F. Spray Silicone Star Pops Mold with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, prepare cake mix following package instructions. Pour into prepared mold supported by cookie sheet, filling cavities 2/3 full; insert sticks. Bake 16 to 21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in mold 20 minutes; remove from mold to cooling grid and cool completely. Melt Candy Melts in disposable decorating bags. Cut tip of bag and pipe top, bottom and middle stars with melted candy; let set. Pipe remaining 2 stars; let set. Pipe outline details using melted candy. *Mix green and yellow candy for green shown in photo.Try Trifocals!Each serves 1 Medium Cake Ball Pops White, Red, Orange and Green Candy Melts, melted Garden Candy ColorSet (black used) Candy Eyeballs, spice drops, banana-shaped hard candies Dip cake balls in melted candy. Place in Decorating Stand; chill until firm. With pointy knife, cut small holes in sides of cake balls for ears. Insert banana candy, securing with melted candy. Cut small piece of spice drop and shape for nose. Attach nose and eyes with melted candy. Pipe black tinted candy mouth, let set. Pipe white candy dot teeth.Cocoa KabobsEach serves 1 Small and Medium Cake Balls,* not on sticks Light Cocoa and White Candy Melts, melted Turtle Crunch, Cookies 'N Cream Crunch, toasted coconut, chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips 11 3/4-inch Lollipop Sticks Dip cake ball pops in melted cand y. Roll in various toppings. Let set o n parchment-covered cake board. Us e melted candy in disposable decora ting bag to pipe a ring of candy about 4 inches from end of stick; chill until firm, then overpipe. Place sticks on parchment-covered cake board until firm. Slide four cake balls onto prepared sticks, alternating sizes. *2 cake balls each size per kabob. Basic Cake Ball Pops1 box (about 18 ounces) cake mix 1 box (about 3.4 ounces) instant pudding mix 4 eggs 1 cup water 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup Creamy White Decorator Icing 1 bag (14 ounces) Candy Melts Lollipop Sticks Preheat oven to 350¡F. Spray two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans or one 13 x 9 x 2-inch sheet pan with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil; beat at medium speed with electric mixer 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans; 35 to 40 minutes for sheet pan, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling grid and cool completely. Divide cake in half; freeze one half for future use. In large bowl, use hands to crumble cake until no large chunks remain. Add icing; mix with fingers until well combined. Form mixture into balls. Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours. Melt Candy Melts according to package directions. Dip sticks into melted Candy Melts and insert into cake balls; let set. Wait until candy is completely firm before dipping the pops completely in melted Candy Melts. Yields 48 tablespoons Makes 48 1-tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1 1/4-inch diameter) Makes 24 2-tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1 1/2-inch diameter) Makes 16 3-tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1 3/4-inch diameter) The Stars Are Aligned Try Trifocals! Cocoa Kabob s 1.Start with a pop that has already been completely candy dipped and chilled as yourbase color. Dip pop 2/3 deep in second colorof melted Candy Melts. Tap and chill until set. 2.Dip pop 1/3 deep in third Candy Melt color. Tap to remove excess. 3.Place pop on parchmentcovered cake board and chill until firm.



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Deadly day for policePAGE3AAPPD pension in good shapePAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, January 26-27, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 11 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 72 40Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly cloudy and not as humid Forecast Question: Do you think the drop in local unemployment is just temporary? Next question: If you had to chose, would you pick your pet over your significant other?(see story, page 8A) www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Burness Goertz Age 93, of Sebring Sylvia Rimes Age 71, of Wilcox County Ga. Raymond Storti Age 87, of Lake Placid Robert D. Bob Young Age 81, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 54.7% No 45.3% Total votes: 106 Celebrations 7B Classifieds 9A Clubs & Organizations5B Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Fly Lady 11B Friends & Neighbors9B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Index Overtime thrillerBlue Streaks ris e over rival Red Devils in front o f packed housePAGE1B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Parks ci ty council voted 5-0 to accept an interloc al agreement with the county over recr eation funding, but not without som e questions Monday night. As you all are aware, the county is in the process of trying to decide wh at amount to give to each municipality f or recreation. They have decided that o ut of the $570,000 or so that they hav e, they are just giving $100,000 now an d the rest we are going to have to fig ht for, Assistant City Manager Mar ia Sutherland said. This is going to be about $140,00 0 short of what we need to operate the r ec County rec agreement leaves AP $140K short Courtesy photo by ROBERTACASE Avon Parks Fire Department battles a car fire on Saturday in the Save-a-Lot parking lot. The vehicle, owned by Mack Taplin of Avon Park, was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. The fire, which started in the engine compartment, was under control within five minutes. One hot ride By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Town council members continued to work on two ordinances Monday night, ultimately tabling both issues to allow more time for fine tuning. Ordinance 10-625 would provide preferences for local businesses when awarding contracts. The idea was raised by the Lake Placid Merchants Association. Its president, Robert Brown, is the lead writer of the ordinance. Providing local preference, however, is complicated. The ordinance has to account for the competitive bidding process, or acquiring professional services which is regulated by state statute. The council also must take into account what to do when no bids are received, or if there is an emergency. Members also have to approve a list of pre-qualification requirements. Even the definition of local business has to be carefully defined. LP council takes cautious approach News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y Council member Cheryl Davis reflects the weariness most people in the room Monday night felt during the lengthy meeting. Complicated issues make for long meeting See COUNCIL, page 7A PAGE12B Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y Every Thursday approximately 30 wood carvers, from beginners to master craftsmen, gather to work on their individual projects at the Lake Placid Art League. Instruction is available. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID It turns out wood carving is addictive. At least thats what the men and women busy carving wood told a visitor over and over again when he visited the Lake Placid Wood Carvers working at the Lake Placid Art League studio Thursday. Robert Sharp, for example, lives in Wood Haven and carves with a group there one day a week. He and several of his friends then come to Lake Placid on Thursdays to carve again. And there is Al Hyman, who has worked with wood all his life. He said, I took up carving late and now Im addicted to it. Well, he added, waving his arm, to indicate the full room, Some guys do come to kibitz and tell fish stories.; it is social as much as a pastime. There are some who carve when they not talking. He grinned and added, Then there are guys who come to carve. They only talk when theyre not carving. Or Gwen Southworth, who was so impressed with hand carved marionette puppets she saw in Europe she returned home to try and create her own. She has honed her skills so her puppets are Creating art while making friends Wood carving a popular pastime in area See WOOD, page 6A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Students from Sebring Middle School visited the South Florida Community College on Tuesday learning the ins and outs of physics and applied sciences. Nearly 30 students started the day participating in hands-on experiments and ended their visit by rotating between three simulation stations where they learned more about SFCCs applied sciences. Dr. Jeffrey Bindell, a physics professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando as well Hands-on learning Students get up close with science See RECREATION, page 6A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sebring Middle School sixth grader Natalie McGathey, 12, has a hairraising experience Tuesday morning, while participating in Math & Physics Day at South Florida Community College in Avon Park. McGathey learned about static electricity by trying out a Van de Graaff generator. See STUDENTS, page 7A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLORIDA Highlands Coun ty Sheriffs deputies were dispatch ed around 10 a.m. Tuesday to search f or an escaped prisoner. According to dispatch, the prisoner, Zachary Wayne Korzep, 27, walked off of a work detail at the gun range at the landfill around 9:40 a.m. Korzep was described as a 5-foot-10 white ma le with brown hair, brown eyes and wea rInmate walks away from work detail Korzep See INMATE, page 8A

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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Despite other financial struggles, Avon Parks funding of the citys police pension is looking pretty good, according to Doug Lozen, an analyst from Foster & Foster Financing. But the fire departments pension may not be in as good of shape. There is no unfunded liability in the police pension, Lozen said. Right now, it is actually about 108 percent funded. Although a very complicated matter, the timing and amount of pension for officers is determined by how many years the officer has served, how much is contributed and an estimate on the amount of returns the investments made from the pension fund will reap. The catch for the city is that if the investment predictions do not make the estimated amount, in this case 8 percent return, the city has to make up the difference at the end of the year. In 2008-09, the returns were far below the estimated amount of 8 percent, but according to Lozen, Avon Park has shown an increase in the funds because of officer turnover and lower salaries overall and 2010 came in better than predicted. If an officer leaves Avon Park before becoming vested at 10 years, all of the citys contributions are returned to the overall fund, making the amount the city has to put in less, and because of that turnover, the market assets of the citys fund have grown since the 1980s, Lozen said. We have a negative unfunded liability because of the turnover, Lozen explained. You are one of the few cities in the state that can enjoy a fully funded pension account. But that is only half the picture, he added. Lozen gave the city projections of future liabilities if the state portion of the pensions were cut, which is currently being looked at in the legislature. If that happens, Lozen said, the city would have to increase the amount of their contributions over the next couple of years, or face a potential deficit in 2012, which would increase until 2014. The citys contributions could grow from the $200,000 in 2010 to approximately $300,000 in 2014. From approximately 19 percent of payroll to 27-30 percent, Lozen said. The growth in cost is predicted because the state is estimated to decrease contributions, which makes up about 25 percent of the funding, the department has had fewer turnovers in the past year and it seems to be a bit more stable in salaries. Lozens advice was to gradually increase the citys contributions to keep pace with the need. We have not unfunded liability. If everyone was to retire today, we are pretty Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center Tickets available for Taste eventSEBRING There are tickets available for 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for ATaste of Highlands County to be held at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd., on Sunday, Jan. 30. All of the $25 ticket donation price goes to the Humane Society of Highlands County. There are approximately 35 local restaurants that generously are participating in this event. Tickets may be purchased at the Humane Society, the Sebring Chamber of Commerce, or by calling 273-0049. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.S.A.L.T. celebrates 13-year anniversarySEBRING The Highlands County S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) will celebrate its 13th anniversary by holding a forum from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 15 in Conference Room 1 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Apanel of professionals from the Highlands County Sheriffs Office, all three police departments, AARP, West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and a representative from Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwaters office will be present to answer questions from senior citizens, caregivers, church leaders or anyone interested in crimes and fraud against seniors. The purpose of the forum is to provide an opportunity to improve the quality of life for seniors by providing an active exchange of information between local law enforcement and seniors. The four Highlands County law enforcement agencies, AARPand other senior organizations will also be signing a TRIAD/S.A.L.T. agreement to promote senior safety and to reduce the unwarranted fear of crime that seniors often experience. TRIAD is a three-way commitment between the sheriffs office, the police chiefs, AARPand senior citizens who work togethe r to reduce the criminal vic timization of our older cit izens. It is here that law enforcement and senior ci tizens put their talents together to create and implement programs to meet the needs of Highlands County's older residents. Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center is hosting the event and will provide a continental breakfast. Seating is very limited. R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, Feb. 8 to Grace Plants at 402-5433.Ticket deadline nears for AP society banquetAVON PARK The deadline is fast approaching for ticket sales for the annual banquet of the Historical Society of Avon Park. The banquet is set f or 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 2 at the Hotel Jacaranda, bu t tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, Feb. 9. Tickets are $30 and are on sale at the Jacaranda, the Chamber of Commerc e and the Depot Museum. The event is open to the public. The banquet offers a di nner highlighted by prime rib and stuffed chicken breast. The program called Memories of Avon Park features members of the audience sharing their stories of the commu nity. For more information, call Jean Jordan at 4536957. AP Chamber lunch is ThursdayAVON PARK Avon Park Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will be at noon Thursday at the Hotel Jacaranda. The program will be presented by Highlands County Tax Collector Eric Zwayer. The cost of lunch is $1 0 per person. RSVPto the chamber office by e-mail or call 453-3350. Continued on page 5A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 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. 24: Ramon Luis Archeval, 34, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Matthew Thomas Blankenship, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; fraud, impersonating, misrepresenting self; fraud, illegal use of credit card, used more than two times in six months to obtain goods or money; larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense; and forgery, altering public records, certificate, etc. John Paul Doty, 38, of Avon Park, was charged for failure to leave information, property; knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked; battery, touch or strike; cruelty toward child, infliction of physical or mental injury. Robert Conway Gillman, 33, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, causing bodily harm. Ruth Ann Gobourne, 52, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence; and petit theft. Diana Wilson Henson, 43, of Lauderdale, was charged with simple battery. Joshua Barrington Hilton, 20, of Avon Park, was recommitted for resisting, obstructing officer without violence; and trespassing on land. Alonzo Donnell Luther, 42, of Lake Placid, was charged for driving while license suspended, first offense. Robert Lester Mathews, 42, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Pablo Merita Mendoza, 33, of Sebring, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Brent Michael Rice, 23, of Sebring, was charged with resisting, obstructing officer, without violence; and breach of peace, disorderly conduct. Veronica Marie Sorenson, 23, of Bushnell, held overnight for extradition, municipal ordinance violation. Matthew Scott Westbrook, 27, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or grand theft of dwelling; damaging property, criminal mischief; burglary of a unoccupied dwelling, unarmed; battery, touch or strike; and larceny, petit theft, second degree, second offense. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, Jan. 23: James Erick Canales, 32, of Sebring, was charged for driving while license suspended, first offense. Hansel Vasallo Cruz, immigration detainer for violation of municipal ordinance. Anthony Jerome Gaines, 52, of Avon Park, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. David Eugene Herget, POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 8A Courtesy photo It took a year and $2,495 but the American Legion Post 69 ladies did it. They diligently worked raising money through dinners, raffle tickets and other fundraisers to bring comfort to pediatric patients at Florida Hospital through the Josh the Dog stuffed puppy project featuring the companion book Ill Be Okay. The group donated 77 sets hoping to turn a pediatric patients anxious moments into an exciting, fun-filled adventure creating a positive impact and faster healing times. Avon Park American Legion Past 69 Ladies Auxiliary president Mary Striecker (from left), presents patient Maetwon Massendine, mother Nicole Jones, a Josh the Dog along with Florida Hospital Pediatric Unit charge nurse Jennifer Garner, chairwoman Cathy Richards and Mickey Christic. Legion ladies help sick kids Avon Park council told police pension plan in great shape You are one of the few cities in the state than can enjoy a fully funded pension account.DOUGLOZEN analyst But changes at state level could have effect Special to the News-SunSEBRING Downtown Sebring will be having a roaring good time on Saturday, Feb. 12 as the Community Redevelopment Agency hosts the 28th Annual Roaring Twenties Arts and Crafts Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 100 craft, art and food vendors are expected to convene around Sebrings historic downtown Circle to celebrate Sebrings 1920s heritage. Within the lovely setting, festival attendees can browse booths displaying wood crafts, homemade soaps, leather crafts, clothing, iron crafts, stained glass, jewelry and plants. There will also be painters, photographers and sculptors with artwork for sale. While attendees work up an appetite from all the fun, food vendors will be on site with fun treats such as kettle corn, funnel cakes, lemonade, Italian ice, hot dogs and ice cream. For more information about the Roaring Twenties Arts and Crafts Festival, contact the CRAat 471-5104. Downtown Sebring to host a Roaring good time See POLICE, page 8A

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Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com Tickets on sale now at the box ofce 10 AM 2 PM, 382-2525 or online at www.highlandslittletheatre.org. Broadways heroes and villains in song featuring music from Damn Yankees, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors and more. Dinner will be sold at the Friday February 4 performance only, followed by a dedication of the newly constructed stage to Jim McCollum. Friday, February 4th(includes Dinner)$5000Saturday, February 5th2:30pm & 7:00pm Show (no Dinner)$1500 News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS W illiam Beaulieu, 2, thinks about throwing a snow ball Saturday during the Sixth Annual Snow Fest at the Sebring International Raceway. A picture of another child that was mistakenly identified as Beaulieu appeared in Sundays News-Sun. Decisions, decisions ... works of art. She said it takes more than 100 hours to complete one puppet. Asked if she put them up for sale, she shook her head. I havent even given any away, she said with a rueful smile. Bill Snyder, one of the founding members and an instructor for the group, said part of his goal is to show people how to progress from simple whittling to creating works of art. Lessons are used as a fundraiser for the art league with a one-time fee of $40, wood included. Tools are separate, but one of the group members can order any tool needed. To get beginners started, Snyder assigns projects and provides examples for students to copy. What with the pungent odor of wood, the curly shavings spilling onto the floor, and the hum of focused attention, it didnt take long for a person step away from the real world and into something like Santas workshop. Sandy Kohan, who just started carving, carefully tapped a chisel with a wooden mallet, finding a horses profile in her block of wood. Warren Kirk sanded edges off the delicate forms of trees, fish and deer on a mantelpiece he was carving for his grandson. Bill Patterson, a winter resident from Ontario, worked on a pelican, Norman Pelland concentrated on a crocodile, and Millard Galyan carved walking sticks. Using traditional tools and working with exotic woods like butternut, bass, sassafras, cedar and wild cherry, it is easy to understand the allure. But equally compelling are the friendships forged in the group over time. Hyman told of a friend who was working on a 5foot horse for his grandson. One day, after a year on his project, the friend ask ed Hyman, among others, to please finish the horse f or his family should he d ie before it was complete. Sadly that came to pas s, but the Lake Placid Woo d Carvers fulfilled their prom ise and finished the horse. One of the best exampl es of that kind of teamwork is the eagle over the door of the Main Street Ameri ca restaurant on Main Avenu e. Several of the carve rs worked together to carve it as a way of honoring t he restaurants owner f or rebuilding after a devasta ting fire. For more information ca ll Ken Lorant at 699-6909, or Bill Snyder at 699-2665. Continued from page 1A Wood carving has many local fans News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y Gwen Southworth has been carving wood for about four years. She creates marionette puppets that are works of art. Here she carves a shoe. Sorry, the puppets are not for sale. good; most cities are not, said Renee Green, the citys financial officer. But this is just half of what we are looking at. We are going to have to look at the fire department. The turnover rate there is much lower, Green said. The fire department also pays a slightly higher percentage in contributions, currently 24.65 percent, according to Green. The council asked Lozen if he could come up with numbers for the fire depa rtment, but Lozen reminded council that h is company works for the trustees of t he account, not the city. Mayor Sharon Schuler then asked staff to come back with a proposal to look at t he fire department, which is just approximat ely 85 percent funded, Green said. We can budget and plan to put aside, b ut we have to have it first to do it, Schul er said. Continued from page 2A Police pension plan in good shape d epartment, Mayor Sharon S chuler said after looking at t he temporary agreement for j ust $100,000. The city requested $ 283,317 for recreation from t he county in the 2010-11 fisc al year. According to the old i nterlocal agreement signed at t he beginning of the budget s eason, Avon Park was schedu led to get $249,694 of the r equested amount reimbursed a s the budget year progressed. County staff announced in D ecember that it was changi ng the way that funds were a llocated to each municipalit y. It is our goal to make the p rogram and distribution of f unds more equitable, said V icki Pontius, director of the c ountys Parks and Recreation D epartment. The plan presented by the c ounty currently shows that A von Park is getting $194,073 this fiscal year, $55,621 short of the budgeted $249,649. The countys plan is not finalized yet, according to a memo from county Community Services Director June Fisher. Please keep in mind that the documents that are provided are working documentsand may not reflect the final outcome, Fisher wrote after a public records request was made for the staffs suggestions to the commissioners. In the case that we get less, how are we going to go forward? Schuler asked of Sutherland. I have full faith in the county staff to do the right thing, Sutherland told the council. We may have to start charging for recreation. We are going to have a shortfall no matter what. I am not sure that this council or the taxpayers are going to want that. We are going to pursue the balance based on user fees. I dont know. I dont know, Sutherland said to repeated questions from the council concerning what the city was going to do if no other funding came through. Even if we determined that we need to charge, based on this agreement, we cant do that, Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray pointed out. Article 7 of the agreement from the county stipulates that user fees could not be used if the city accepted the $100,000 presented in the short term. I dont know if they are going to have the balance of these funds paid out this year or next year. I just dont know right now, Sutherland said. Lake Placid and Sebring city councils were also presented with the $100,000 short term agreement. Continued from page 1A Recreation funding lacking in AP

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Stargel was quoted in an O rlando Sentinel article as sayi ng her idea grew out of the d ebate on Senate Bill 6, later v etoed by then Governor C harlie Crist, which tied t eacher pay and retention to s tudent performance in the c lassroom test scores to be t he standard measure of that p erformance. How could teachers be held a ccountable for students who w ere often tardy or missed s chool altogether, rarely did t heir homework, did not prep are for tests or practice basic s kills for mastery, teachers w anted to know at the time. We need to remember that t eaching and learning are both v ery difficult tasks, involving b oth sides of the brain, p atience and persistence. Another reason education is s uch a difficult thing to prov ide, as well as to improve, is t hat right from the beginning at l east three individuals are i nvolved the teacher, the s tudent, and the parent and t ypically all of them have to do t heir jobs in order for the student to succeed. At the elementary school level in particular, students are dependent on their parents not just to provide transportation, but to set an example and treat learning as important. When students in the first three or four years of elementary school, are routinely tardy or absent, its a fair bet the problem lies with the parent, not the student. When parents dont express an interest in their childrens work or accomplishments, they cant be surprised if the day comes when their children lose interest in learning, or give up trying. So, to say that parents are important is to understate the case. The $64,000 question is how to get parents more involved not just communicating with the teacher, but setting a regular study time at home, checking to make sure work is done, having children in bed at an appropriate time, and up early enough for a nutritious breakfast, whether served at the kitchen table or at school, and most important, seeing to it their children attend school every day. Stargel would have teachers rate parents based on those essentials. While we admire her effort to find solutions, we worry grading parents will do more harm than good. Aschool principal once remarked that the parents most teachers needed to talk to were the ones who never showed up, or returned phone calls. Grading parents, however, will only cause defensiveness and conflict. Especially among parents who want their children to do well, but are exhausted by work and really dont have the time. Then there is the point that teachers have enough to do without having to add another chore, especially a deeply contentious chore, to their mandated, must-do list. When a teacher and students are in a classroom is alive. Like all living organisms it is a complicated place, having systems within systems, layers of routine, multiple goals and many deadlines to meet. Philosophers have debated how to perfect education for millennia. While there is a symmetry to the idea of grading everyone, we dont see how it will help. We urge our state representatives to vote against this bill should it get to the floor of the legislature. As we also urge rejecting Senate Bill 6 should that be reintroduced. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com The idea of grading parents? Needs improvement A recent news item caught our attention: State Representative Kelli Stargels (R-Polk County) proposal t o have elementary teachers grade parents o n a three-level scale satisfactory, needs i mprovement, or unsatisfactory as to h ow well prepared their child is for school e very day. Now that Ive had a chance to think about it, I probably could have used a different metaphor. This is going to be good. Please explain. Ive been coaching our high schools basketball team for a long time. We dont have the most talented kids, but we have the most heart. Ive developed quite a knack for firing them up before big games. Firing up? We were about to play our archenemy in our biggest game of the year but our kids wouldnt get the lead out. They should have been warming up, but instead sat around, shooting the breeze. Thats no good. I understood why, though. They were still shellshocked over the loss we suffered a few days before. That game was murder. Shellshocked! Murder! Well, they figured I was going to console them, but I came at them with both barrels blazing. I told them point-blank that they were at fault for the loss. They were not prepared and went off Half-cocked? Thats right. I called out my guard for having an itchy trigger finger hed rather shoot than pass and he couldnt hit the broad side of a barn with a bazooka. Oh, my goodness. Well, after I shamed them a while, I figured it was time to start building them back up. I told them were bloody but unbowed. Then I threw down the gauntlet. I told them it was no time to retreat; it was time to Reload? Thats right. We needed to bite the bullet, after all. We had a real pitched battle ahead of us. Our opposition had a lot of weapons. If we had any hope of beating them, we had to draw first blood. How did the game go? Son of a gun if we didnt annihilate our archenemy! We started slow in the first period, bu t our kids stuck to their guns. The momentum shifted our way. It was lik e shooting fish in a barrel. But thats when my metapho rs got me into trouble. Trouble? I assembled ou r kids after the gam e. I praised them for their excellent play. I told them the rest of the season was u p to them it was a shot in the dark, but if we didnt shoot ourselves in the foot, we might make the playoffs. And that got you in trou ble? One kids father overheard my speech. Hes had me in his sights all year an d finally had a clear shot. He complained to the school that my metaphors were vit riolic. He complained to th e police that I was inciting violence. I was suspended a s a coach and the cops may press charges. In these highly sensitive times, it might be a good idea to choose your metaphors more carefully. That may be true. Nobody ever accused me o f being a great orator or choosing the best metaphor s. Still, theyre just metaphors But apparently weak-minde d people think were too stupid to understand what metaphors really mean? Really? Have you ever seen anyone shoot fish in a barrel? Afair point. Everything is backward if you ask me. In the proce ss of trying to attribute rational, political motives to a crazy man, people in the media and political arena make themselves look, wel l, crazy. Now theyre afraid t o use such metaphors at all. Theyre missing the target. They need to take more car eful aim. You cant help yourself with the metaphors, can you? Not by a long shot. Tom Purcell, a freelance writer is also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Metaphor madness McCalister shares his story with Tea PartyEditor: Dr. Mike McCalister, Republican c andidate for the U.S. Senate 2012, s poke at The Highlands Tea P arty on Jan. 18. Dr. McCalister is a retired U.S. S tates Army Colonel, who previo usly ran for governor of Florida i n the 2010 election. Dr. M cCalister, after only two months o f campaigning, on his own doll ars, drew 137,000 votes, 11 perc ent of the votes registered in that e lection. Dr. McCalister spoke on national s ecurity, immigration, jobs, agric ulture, retirees in Florida and h ealth care, to an audience of over 1 00 people. Mike spent his last 20 years in t he state of Florida, raised his son h ere as a single parent, so he is a ware of the struggles single pare nts encounter in their day-to-day l ives. Mike has a palm tree farm on t he west coast, has taught at severa l universities and colleges around t he state, worked in the health care f ield for over two decades, served i n the Pentagon in several committ ees regarding national security. M ike is a practicing professional in e ducation and agriculture, over 30 y ears experience in military servi ce. Mike came from a farming f amily, with a strong military histor y. His father and two uncles s erved in World War II, one uncle r eceiving three Purple Hearts, the o ther Killed in Action at G uadalcanal. Mike earned a Bachelor in S cience, with a major in agricult ure, completed the U.S. Army C ommand and General Staff C ollege studying leadership, tactics and decision-making, completed his Ph.D. in Management from Union Institute and graduated from the Air University War College, a Senior Department of Defense School. Mike joined the armed forces as an enlisted man in the U.S. Army and worked his way up through the ranks retiring as a colonel. As an active duty colonel, he chaired a global study for the Department of Defense on issues of national security, also served as the subject matter expert at a U.S. congressional testimony on national security and, represented U.S. Special Operations as a member of the Secretary of Defense Training Transformation Executive Steering Committee. Mike was also involved in U.S. Special Operations Forces Overseas AntiTerrorist Training of Foreign Nation Military Forces. Dr. McCalister walks for walk and talks the talk of the people and tells it like it is. He sees what is happening to our beloved country and state of Florida. Mike wants to have the opportunity to try and get them back on the right course. Look for Dr. Mike McCalister to be back in Sebring in the coming months. Mike will also be making appearances on WWTK 730 AM, The Barry Foster Show and on WHFT1390 AM on the Principles of Freedom, in the near future. Dr. McCalister is one of you, experiencing many of the same concerns and pains as you do. This is not an endorsement of the candidate, the Tea Party does not endorse, we educate the people about candidates and legislation so they know what they are voting for when they go to their poll. John Nelson President The Highlands Tea Party SNAP needs to be unsnappedEditor: I have seen enough. S.N.A.P., or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) was designed to aid families to gain the proper nutrition they need to thrive and stay healthy despite a lower income. I stood in line at a local grocery store last night and observed a woman with two carts purchasing some of that nutrition the program was apparently designed for. I snapped a picture of both carts. One cart contained 30 cases of Pepsi, the other approximately 25 bags of potato chips, four cases of Coca Cola, and a birthday cake. This was all paid for with a S.N.A.P. debit card. I just thought I would alert a few readers that dont already know about the abuse that it is out of control. The cards should be set up to deny the purchase of such things as this, especially in the quantity mentioned. This is not nutrition. This makes individuals that do not get food stamps but are struggling wonder what they did wrong. This needs to be fixed. Chad Dubose Avon ParkLake June is not quite dryEditor: After reading Mr. Tuffleys article about Lake June in Wednesdays News-Sun, I think he should have done a little more research on lake levels on Lake June. Living on a canal in the Leisure Lakes area, I am also affected by the lower water levels that occur in the dry seasons. The level of Lake June on Jan 19, 2011 was 73.39 feet above sea level. The average January level of the lake since January of 2005 is 73.85 feet, so the lake is a little less than six inches lower than the five-year January average. But it is nearly a foot higher than the 2001 level. SWFWMD let some water from their G-90 structure because of predicted tropical storms in September, but this release had only a small effect on the current level. The lake level on Sept. 1 was 74.19 and on Sept. 30 was 74.04 feet. The fact that we have only had 5.47 inches of rain (by the SWFWMD rain gauge on the north side of Lake June) since Sept. 1 is the main reason the lake level is lower this year. Over two inches of that rain fell in September. For the first time since records are available, we had no measurable rain fall in the month of October. I can appreciate the feelings of those who cant get their boat off the lift cradle, but realistically in Florida, lake levels drop in the dry season, some years more than others. The Lake June water system is blessed (or cursed) that its level fluctuation in dry seasons is much less than most other ridge lakes. We receive more than our share of Lake Placid water, because of increased underground flow in the Catfish Creek area. Lake Placid has seen its level drop up to five or six feet from its historical average. I look at the level of Lake June nearly every day, both on the SWFWMD Web site and my own dock, and I didnt see the event described, but I can tell Mr. Tuffley that if Lake June had dropped eight inches in one day because of the G-90 gates being open, he would have been writing stories about the flooded homes in Covered Bridge and the Jack Cree k area. And, by the way, the G-90 structure and Lake Francis are the headwaters of Jack Creek; the Covered Bridge is over Jack Creek. Jack Creek flows north int o Josephine Creek and Josephine Creek flows east into Lake Istokpoga and it never converges south of Lake Placid. Dick Rean ey Lake Plac id Harvey ends this weekEditor: Rabbit season will continue for one more week at Highlands Littl e Theatre, and it is a great season. The rabbit that is in season is named Harvey and can only be seen by Elwood P. Dowd, played magnificently by Bill Farmer. Sometimes his sister, Veta Louise Simmons played by Linda WellsGrosman, admits to seeing Harvey and all of the stress this has cause d the family and their friends. This is an opportunity to forget all of your troubles and sit back and laugh at the antics of all of th e characters surrounding Harvey. Every character in the show is a delight to watch and brings humo r and laughter. Rabbit season will only last for one more week and then it will close at Highlands Little Theatre. If you do not have your tickets, this is one show you do not want to miss. Word is spreading and the night I attended was a full house with just a few seats here and there. Call the box office today or go online to purchase your tickets, www.highlandslittletheatre.org Olivia Sco tt Avon Park Guest Column Tom Purcell

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011Page 5A LAKE PLACIDArtLeague24th Annual Art Show & SaleSaturday, January 29, 2011 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bert J. Harris Agricultural CenterU.S. Highway 27 South Sebring, FLFree Admission Door Prizes All Day Refreshments Available Telecom Pioneers meet todayLAKE PLACID The Telecom Pioneers (retired telephone people) Life Member club will meet at 11:45 a.m. today for lunch and a meeting at the Elks Lodge in Lake Placid. Reservations are necessary. Call Pat Jones at 4659772 or Dee Gray at 3852367. The lunch is $8.75 each. The club meets September through April on the fourth Wednesday (except holidays), of the month. All telephone retired people and spouses in Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid are invited to join. This is a voluntary organization that helps different organizations in the community.Womans Club hosts BuncoLAKE PLACID GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club will host Bunco at 1 p.m. Thursday at 10 N. Main Ave., in Lake Placid. Cost is $5, and includes dessert; cash prizes available. For details, call 465-3163.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have bar bingo at 1 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 4529853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will have music with Bama Jam from 5:308:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke set from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 4650131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will have music by Uptown Country today. Early bird bingo is at 6 p.m. Thursday. For details and menu selection, call 4652661. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge will have music by Larry Musgrave from 5-9 p.m. today. The Moose game is set for 8 p.m. On Thursday there will be meetings of th e Legion, officers and genera l. For more information and menu selections, call 6553920.Social Dance Club elects officersSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will hold its annual election of officers at Beef OBradys Restaurant in Sebring at 7 p.m. Thursday with dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.Dessert Card Party slatedSEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, will host a dessert card party at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The event is open to players of cards, bridge and other games. Cost is $3 per person. Phone 385-7268 for reserva tions. Continued from page 2A BURNESS GOERTZ Burness Goertz, 93, of S ebring, Florida, passed a way Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, i n Sebring. She was born D ec. 30, 1917, to Henry and L uella (Van Raden) K ampen in Forreston, Ill., a nd had been a resident of S ebring since 1986, coming f rom Forreston. She was a M issionary with SIM, joini ng in 1946 and serving in N igeria and Niger working i n guesthouses and schools a s Missionary Hostess and a lso taught childrens Bible c lasses. She retired from S IM in 1982 and was a m ember of Bible F ellowship Church in S ebring. Burness is survived by h er husband, Sam Goertz of S ebring; step-daughter, Lois S teele, Albemarle, N.C.; s tep-son, Timothy Goertz, W ilmington, Del.; sisters, P hyllis Mennenga, F orreston, Ill., and M arguerite Green, Lenark, I ll.; eight step-grandchild ren; 10 step-great-grandc hildren and several nieces a nd nephews. The family will receive f riends from 5-7 p.m. T uesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at the S IM Fellowship Hall in S ebring. Funeral services w ill take place at 10 a.m. W ednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at t he SIM Chapel with Dr. E ugene Bengtson officiati ng. Interment will be at L akeview Memorial G ardens, Avon Park, FL. A rrangements have been e ntrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebing, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com SYLVIARIMES Sylvia Rimes, 71, of B owens Mill Community o f Wilcox County, Ga., died S aturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at h er residence. Mrs. Rimes was born M ay 22, 1939 in Sebring, F la., to the late Walter F ranklin Howard and Helen M oore Layport. Ahomem aker, she was a former s chool bus driver in H ighlands County, Fla. She s ang for the glory of God w ith the Rimes Family. She w as of the Holiness Faith a nd attended Mt. Zion B aptist Church in Wilcox C ounty. She is survived by her h usband of 53 years, Dennis R imes of Bowens Mill, W ilcox County; sons, Rusty ( Karen) Rimes of Lorida, F la., Buddy (Carlene) R imes of Bowens Mill, and A llen (Gina) Rimes of Lake C ity, Fla.; seven grandchild ren and four great-grandc hildren; brothers, Nick ( Phyllis) Layport of D eltona, Fla. and Lucky ( Cheryl) Layport of Lorida, F la.; several nieces and n ephews and sisters-in-law, Y vette Layport of North C arolina and Veda Mae L ayport of Lake Placid, Fla. A long with her parents, she w as preceded in death by b rothers, Sonny, Tommy and Otis and sister, Lois. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Chuck Taylor and the Rev. Ronny Griner officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. RAYMOND P. STORTI Raymond P. Storti Ray, 87, of Lake Placid went to be with his Lord Sunday evening January 23, 2011 at the Lake Placid Heath Care Center. He was born on February 26, 1923 in Providence, RI. He served his country in the US Marine Corps during WWII. Mr. Storti was a graduate of the University of Maryland. He moved to Lake Placid in 1982 and was a member of the Placid Lakes Country Club, Elks Lodge 2661, Placid Lakes Volunteer Fire Department and the St. James Catholic Church. Mr. Storti loved his family and friends and enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, sailing, golf and everything outdoors. Mr. Storti is preceded in death by his granddaughter Rachael and survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Ellie and their seven children; Mark Storti, Pat Storti, Phylis Lovelace, Ray Storti, Jr., Matt Storti, Ellie Johnson and Amy Beskar, their 12 Grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. AMass of Christian Burial to celebrate Rays life will be held 12 Noon Friday January 28, 2011 at the St. James Catholic Church 3880 Placid View Drive, Lake Placid with Father Michael Cannon Celebrating. Agathering for family and friends will follow the services from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at the Placid Lakes Country Club 3601 Placid Lakes Blvd. The family suggest donation be made in Mr. Stortis memory to the charity of your choice. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.c om. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home Lake Placid, FL 863-465-4134 ROBERTD. BOB YOUNG Robert D. Bob Young, age 81, passed away Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. Born in Anniston, Ala., of parents David Wiley and Mary Lucille Young, he was the fourth child of seven: Louis, Marjorie, Glenn, (Bob), Barbara, Rita, and Edna. The first three have passed away; Barbara Martin lives in Atlanta, Ga., Rita Pruett lives in Anniston, Ala., and Edna Collins lives in Mission Hills, Calif. Surviving Bob are his wife, Helen Knowles Young; daughters, Debra Jean Stephens of Lake Wales, Florida; Teresa Joan Gallimore (Butch) of Sebring, Florida; son, Robert D. Young Jr. of Sebring, Florida; and three granddaughters, two grandsons, and three great-grandsons. After graduating Anniston High School in 1949, Bob joined the United States Air Force where he served in Alaska during the Korean War, Tampa and Avon Park where he met and married his wife. After his four-year tour was finished, he worked for Florida Power for nine years and in 1961 he was appointed Postmaster of Avon Park by President John F. Kennedy. He served as Postmaster for 26 years, the longest term ever served by any Avon Park Postmaster. He was president of the Florida Postmasters Association and lobbied in Washington, D.C. Bob and Helen were very active in the community and with the assistance of Hue E. Nunnallee, Attorney at Law, whom Helen worked with as a legal secretary, they developed a 33acre subdivision named Lotela Terrace, which is located between the high school and Bombing Range Road. Bob got his real estate license and they built two houses and sold lots for many years. Also, Bob was very interested in golf and he gave golf lessons at the old Avon Lakes Country Club, which is now River Greens Golf Club. Bob was also a member of Pinecrest Lakes Golf Club. He owned golf shops in Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Bradenton and Avon Park with managers and clerks to run them. He is a lifetime member of the Elks Club in Sebring, a member of the Moose Club, VFW, American Legion and the First United Methodist Church. Bob and Helen owned a corporation, Space Mart, Inc., which rents space to small businesses usually just getting started. Since 1975, many of these businesses such as Crystal Nails, Alligator Packing and the Moose Club have grown larger and successful and moved to other locations. This is an ongoing effort to assist Avon Park in acquiring new business. AMemorial Service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hope Hospice, 4840 Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33872. Cremation Arrangements by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida 863-453-3101 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES New members Courtesy pho to The GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club installed four new members on Thursday at its January meeting. New members include Pasty Fulbright; Mary Joiner sponsored by Rose Mary Pinto; Trish Kleczek by Nancy Reed; and Judy Montgomery by Jeannie Peyton. Members heard a program presented by Ameri Life Health Services Phil Rupert. and Lee Hart spoke of the changes in Medicare and other issues concerning seniors. Eighty-four members were in attendance and enjoyed a luncheon served by the Home Life department. A special matinee performance will be held on Jan. 29 at Highlands Little Theaters production of Harvey to benefit the scholarship fund; desserts will be served at intermission. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling 465-9508 or 465-3163. By BILLKACZOR Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida lawmakers a re looking to Texas for advice on cutting p rison costs without appearing to be soft on c rime. Texas state Rep. Jerry Madden outlined s everal cost-cutting steps taken by his state i n 2007 during a joint meeting Monday of t wo Florida Senate committees. The Texas approach included putting l ow-risk, nonviolent offenders on probation o r freeing them on parole and providing t reatment to inmates suffering from drug a nd alcohol addiction or mental health probl ems. This (group) is the ones youre mad at, y oure angry at, said Madden, who helped l ead the overhaul. Theyve done something t hats really dumb, stupid against the law, b ut youre not terribly afraid of them. Texas has avoided about $2 billion in p rison costs since taking its new approach, M adden said. He said the prison population there has grown only slightly in that span instead a predicted increase of more than 17,000 inmates. Texas, though, remains only second to California with a prison population of 155,000. Florida isnt far behind with 102,000 inmates. Sen. Paula Dockery, a Lakeland Republican, said Florida lawmakers have discussed similar proposals for the last three years but they havent gotten anywhere. Its politically difficult to do, Dockery said. Pressure to do something about prison costs, though, is mounting. Republican Gov. Rick Scott campaigned last year on a promise to cut prison spending by $1 billion. That would be only a partial solution to a projected shortfall of $3.6 billion to $4.6 billion that Florida is confronting for the budget year starting July 1. Two influential lobbying groups immediately declared their support for the Texas approach Associated Industries of Florida and Florida TaxWatch. Florida lawmakers look to Texas for prison advice

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Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com Tickets on sale now at the box ofce 10 AM 2 PM, 382-2525 or online at www.highlandslittletheatre.org. Broadways heroes and villains in song featuring music from Damn Yankees, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors and more. Dinner will be sold at the Friday February 4 performance only, followed by a dedication of the newly constructed stage to Jim McCollum. Friday, February 4th(includes Dinner)$5000Saturday, February 5th2:30pm & 7:00pm Show (no Dinner)$1500 News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS W illiam Beaulieu, 2, thinks about throwing a snow ball Saturday during the Sixth Annual Snow Fest at the Sebring International Raceway. A picture of another child that was mistakenly identified as Beaulieu appeared in Sundays News-Sun. Decisions, decisions ... works of art. She said it takes more than 100 hours to complete one puppet. Asked if she put them up for sale, she shook her head. I havent even given any away, she said with a rueful smile. Bill Snyder, one of the founding members and an instructor for the group, said part of his goal is to show people how to progress from simple whittling to creating works of art. Lessons are used as a fundraiser for the art league with a one-time fee of $40, wood included. Tools are separate, but one of the group members can order any tool needed. To get beginners started, Snyder assigns projects and provides examples for students to copy. What with the pungent odor of wood, the curly shavings spilling onto the floor, and the hum of focused attention, it didnt take long for a person step away from the real world and into something like Santas workshop. Sandy Kohan, who just started carving, carefully tapped a chisel with a wooden mallet, finding a horses profile in her block of wood. Warren Kirk sanded edges off the delicate forms of trees, fish and deer on a mantelpiece he was carving for his grandson. Bill Patterson, a winter resident from Ontario, worked on a pelican, Norman Pelland concentrated on a crocodile, and Millard Galyan carved walking sticks. Using traditional tools and working with exotic woods like butternut, bass, sassafras, cedar and wild cherry, it is easy to understand the allure. But equally compelling are the friendships forged in the group over time. Hyman told of a friend who was working on a 5foot horse for his grandson. One day, after a year on his project, the friend ask ed Hyman, among others, to please finish the horse f or his family should he d ie before it was complete. Sadly that came to pas s, but the Lake Placid Woo d Carvers fulfilled their prom ise and finished the horse. One of the best exampl es of that kind of teamwork is the eagle over the door of the Main Street Ameri ca restaurant on Main Avenu e. Several of the carve rs worked together to carve it as a way of honoring t he restaurants owner f or rebuilding after a devasta ting fire. For more information ca ll Ken Lorant at 699-6909, or Bill Snyder at 699-2665. Continued from page 1A Wood carving has many local fans News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLE Y Gwen Southworth has been carving wood for about four years. She creates marionette puppets that are works of art. Here she carves a shoe. Sorry, the puppets are not for sale. good; most cities are not, said Renee Green, the citys financial officer. But this is just half of what we are looking at. We are going to have to look at the fire department. The turnover rate there is much lower, Green said. The fire department also pays a slightly higher percentage in contributions, currently 24.65 percent, according to Green. The council asked Lozen if he could come up with numbers for the fire depa rtment, but Lozen reminded council that h is company works for the trustees of t he account, not the city. Mayor Sharon Schuler then asked staff to come back with a proposal to look at t he fire department, which is just approximat ely 85 percent funded, Green said. We can budget and plan to put aside, b ut we have to have it first to do it, Schul er said. Continued from page 2A Police pension plan in good shape d epartment, Mayor Sharon S chuler said after looking at t he temporary agreement for j ust $100,000. The city requested $ 283,317 for recreation from t he county in the 2010-11 fisc al year. According to the old i nterlocal agreement signed at t he beginning of the budget s eason, Avon Park was schedu led to get $249,694 of the r equested amount reimbursed a s the budget year progressed. County staff announced in D ecember that it was changi ng the way that funds were a llocated to each municipalit y. It is our goal to make the p rogram and distribution of f unds more equitable, said V icki Pontius, director of the c ountys Parks and Recreation D epartment. The plan presented by the c ounty currently shows that A von Park is getting $194,073 this fiscal year, $55,621 short of the budgeted $249,649. The countys plan is not finalized yet, according to a memo from county Community Services Director June Fisher. Please keep in mind that the documents that are provided are working documentsand may not reflect the final outcome, Fisher wrote after a public records request was made for the staffs suggestions to the commissioners. In the case that we get less, how are we going to go forward? Schuler asked of Sutherland. I have full faith in the county staff to do the right thing, Sutherland told the council. We may have to start charging for recreation. We are going to have a shortfall no matter what. I am not sure that this council or the taxpayers are going to want that. We are going to pursue the balance based on user fees. I dont know. I dont know, Sutherland said to repeated questions from the council concerning what the city was going to do if no other funding came through. Even if we determined that we need to charge, based on this agreement, we cant do that, Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray pointed out. Article 7 of the agreement from the county stipulates that user fees could not be used if the city accepted the $100,000 presented in the short term. I dont know if they are going to have the balance of these funds paid out this year or next year. I just dont know right now, Sutherland said. Lake Placid and Sebring city councils were also presented with the $100,000 short term agreement. Continued from page 1A Recreation funding lacking in AP

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011Page 7A The proposed ordinance states a business has to have a fixed office or distribution point located within the Lake Placid town limits for at least the year prior to a bid application. Also, the business must employ at least one full-time employee, or two part-time employees whose primary residence is with the town limits. Or, if there are no employees, the business must be at least 50 percent owned by one or more individuals whose primary residence in within town limits. The ordinance must also address exceptions to local preference. Town Attorney Bert Harris warned the council to be careful about wording in the ordinance, because it is a law, and not a policy. He pointed out confusing wording in the section referencing which town officials would have the authority to adopt administrative rules supplemental to the provisions of the ordinance. The proposed ordinance was sent back to Brown for the revisions needed, and will be brought back to council. Ordinance 10-623, which updates the Oak Hill Cemetery rules, resets cemetery prices which have been in place for so long they no longer cover true costs and revisits the cemetery trust fund upon which the cemetery depends for perpetual care. Council member Ray Royce said the council should treat the immediate discussion, more like a conception workshop, than a second and final public hearing. Athird public hearing will be held on the matt er once the ordinances wordin g and provisions fulfill t he intentions of the council. Early on, the council wan ted to provide a two-step pri ce schedule, one for Lake Plac id residents and one for ever yone else. As it is an enterprise f or the town, however, it w as decided to not distingui sh between residents and no nresidents, so prices we re revised. When complete, the ord inance will address specif ic issues, including what is included in the price of t he burial plot or mausoleu m crypt. The key piece to remem ber, Harris said, is the perm anent nature of a cemetery. A long view was essential f or todays generation to ensu re quality care in perpetuit y. Im really concerned m y grave wont be cared for, he said, echoing many people s concerns. Council member Ste ve Bastardi was concerned t he council did not have enoug h information to set prices ye t. It has to be based on sc ience, he said. We don t know enough yet and we re not going to find out sittin g here. We will create a burd en for the future if we dont g et this right. The council directed Joh n Komaso to research pri ce structures at other cemete ries. Komaso is the town s recreation director, who too k over responsibilities for t he cemetery when former publ ic works director Jim Fulto n retired in December. The council tabled actio n to allow time for Komaso to complete his study and ma ke adjustments to the ord inances wording. Continued from page 1A Council takes it slow on complicated issues facing Lake Placid as a member of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, said program strives to attract curious minds, employees, and especially students, to the industry of science and technology. We have to make kids aware that science and math is fun. If they wait to become interested in physics and math when they are 10thor 11th-graders then its too late. There is too much making up to do, said Bindell. The program singles out sixth-graders so that professors, instructors and science programs are able to grab the attention of the students at a younger age. Bindell, with the help of colleague Dr. Ahlam Al-Rawi, puts on two programs monthly hoping to give students the opportunity to experience and learn about high tech career opportunities. Numerous experiments were conducted the first half of the day including a wave machine, which demonstrated the physics of sound and waves using string, and the students favorite, the Van de Graaff generator. The generator is a machine that conducts electricity by touch delivering up to 500,000 volts to whatever is in contact with it. Natalie McGathey, 12, gave the room full of her friends and on-lookers a laugh as the Van de Graaff generator made dozens of strands of her hair stand on end. After the experiments, students broke into three groups, each going to a stimulation center to learn a little more about the applied sciences at SFCC. SFCC Dean of Applied Sciences and Technologies Kevin Brown joined one group of students at the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) simulation. Brown explained what the students would be learning from the station. Randy Chancey, EMS Instructor and Steve Ashworth, EMS program director, spent 25 minutes answering questions about injuries and procedures while teaching the middle schoolers the basics of what EMS students learn. The students seemed fully interested and excited to be a part of the program. Many of the students carried their own digital cameras to snap pictures and show off all they learned throughout the day. The FHTCC plans to hold many more programs and partner with SFCC in the future to bring awareness and fun to the world of science and math. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sebring Middle School sixth graders Hayden Polston (from left), 11, Kevin Stoll, 11, Trey Frazier, 12, and William Edgar, 11, get acquainted with a training doll that is used to train Emergency Medical Services paramedics Tuesday during Math & Physics Day at South Florida Community College. Students get hands-on learning about applied sciences at SFCC Fla. legislative leaders OK oneday budget delayTALLAHASSEE R epublican legislative l eaders have given Gov. R ick Scott approval to d elay his budget proposa ls to lawmakers by one d ay until Feb. 7. Senate President Mike H aridopolos and House S peaker Dean Cannon on T uesday sent letters to t he new Republican gove rnor granting the extens ion. Scott had written them M onday asking for perm ission to hold off on his r ecommendations until o ne day past the Feb. 6 l egal deadline because it f alls on a Sunday. The Legislature is faci ng a potential shortfall o f $3.6 billion to $4.6 bill ion in the budget year b eginning July 1. Scott plans to seek tax c uts that would increase t hat budget gap by anothe r $2 billion or more, but s ays hell still propose a b alanced budget.Chief justice: Fla. courts cant stand more cutsTALLAHASSEE C hief Justice Charles C anady says Floridas c ourts cant stand any m ore spending cuts nor c an they continue to so h eavily rely upon fees f rom foreclosure cases to p ay their bills. The state Supreme C ourts leader gave that a ssessment to the Senate J udiciary Committee on T uesday. Florida lawmakers are f acing a shortfall of $3.6 b illion to $4.6 billion in t he budget year that b egins July 1. STATESNAPSHOTS

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By LEANNE ITALIE Associated PressNEWYORK Your s weetheart or your pet. Who w ould you choose to dump if o ne had to go? Most current pet owners s aid they would hold on to t heir spouse or significant o ther (84 percent), but a siza ble 14 percent picked their p et, according to an APP etside.com poll. Put Sally Roland, 53, of O maha, Neb., down in the d og-first column. Im d ivorced, so that might e xplain it, she joked. The unmarried, like R oland, are more apt to c hoose their pet over their m ate 25 percent among u nmarried pet owners versus 8 percent among the married. Count Fidel Martinez, 30, o f Akron, Ohio, as forever l oyal to Killer. Thats his m ix-breed, 100-pound rescue d og. I would absolutely give u p my girlfriend for him, M artinez said. I know it s ounds insane but Ive had n umerous relationships with w omen. My dog has never let m e down. For the record: Martinez a nd Killer have been together f or seven years. Martinez and h is girlfriend have been t ogether for four. The twol egged pair have no immedia te plans to cohabitate, he s aid, but she does like the dog a lot. Women are far more apt than men to say the humanpet choice would be a tough one (40 percent among women compared with 26 percent among men). Both genders were equally likely to go with their spouse or significant other, according to the poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. There was also no difference between dog and cat owners: 35 percent of each said the choice would be a hard one and more than eight in 10 would choose their spouse. Urban dwellers (47 percent) are more apt to say theyd have a difficult time choosing than did suburbanites (35 percent) or rural residents (25 percent). Giving up a pet for any reason can be really tough unless you are the owners of Princess the canine escape artist. David Rosenthal and his family in Missouri City, Texas, were ready with what they considered an ideal fenced backyard when they welcomed the 2-year-old American Eskimo from a shelter. Then things went from pretty good to not at all. She kept getting away, he said. Shed dig underneath the fence, sneak out through every little crack. It would usually take about an hour or so to corral her. Even worse, the 49-yearold Rosenthal discovered the hard way that the bushy sago palm plants in the backyard were poisonous to dogs (and humans, too). Princess sampled them and nearly died. Treatment cost about $2,000. Plus she was nipping at kids, said Rosenthal, who has three. We were told it was friendly to kids. So off Princess went, back to the shelter after a year. It was sad but we knew there was already somebody there to adopt her. The family now has two other rescue dogs. About six in 10 adults (57 percent) have had to give up a pet at some point in their lives, with current pet owners (64 percent) a bit more likely to have done so. The most common reasons had to do with the pets health: 69 percent said their pet was too sick to live on, 52 percent too sick to be cared for at home. But there are other reasons as well, including about one in 10 (9 percent) who, like Rosenthal, said their animal was too dangerous to keep. One-third (34 percent) of current pet owners said it would be extremely or very difficult if they were forced to choose between a pet and a family member wh o became allergic. Another 2 0 percent would find the choi ce somewhat difficult and 4 6 percent said it would be n ot too difficult or not difficu lt at all. Christopher J. Hampto n, 67, in Bellingham, Wash ., has loved Pembroke Wel sh corgis since he was a kid. H e had a 5-year-old he h ad raised from a pup when he and his wife realized 40 yea rs ago that their year-old son s asthma was dangerous ly exacerbated by their pet. I couldnt give up my so n, so that was it, Hampto n said. The AP-Petside.com Po ll was conducted October 13 to 20, 2010 by GfK Rop er Public Affairs and Corpora te Communications. It involv ed landline and cell phone inte rviews with 1,501 adul ts nationwide including 1,00 0 pet owners. Results amon g all adults have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage poin ts; for results among pet owne rs it is 4.0 percentage points. Poll questions and results: http://www.ap-gfkpoll.com. Petside: www.petside.com/givingup-a-pet 46, of Sebring, was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Rachelle Marie Johnson, 33, of Sebring, was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Marvin Lee, 50, of Avon Park, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. James Lee Lyons, 61, of Avon Park, was charged for trespassing property, armed; possession of cocaine; carrying concealed electric weapon or device; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Maria Trinidad Medina, 44, of Arcadia, was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Rhononda Daniell Meyer, 32, of Lake Placid, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Shavarius Rashaad Robinson, 23, of Sebring, was charged for possession of cannabis; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Nancy Nicole Wyche, 33, of Lake Placid, was charged for withholding support, non-support of children or spouse, two counts. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, Jan. 22: Jose Guadalupe Aguilar, 21, of Riverview, was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid license; and failing to register motor vehicle. Frank Dylan Gazaway, 19, of Avon Park, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for damaging property, giving false information to law enforcement officer. Stanley Henry Gorczyka, 45, of Sebring, was charged for domestic violence or battery. Ryan Derrick Langford, 20, of Sebring, was charged for battery, touch or strike. Natanael Jose Osorio, 20, of Avon Park, was charged for larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. John Peter Palmer, 70, of Lake Placid, was charged for hit and run, leaving scene of crash involving damage; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and DUI and damaging property. Joannellys Pagan Rios, 21, of Avon Park, was charged for possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Ricardo Perez Rodriguez, 24, of Avon Park; was charged for disorderly intoxication in public place causing disturbance. James Lee Tilley, 23, of Port Richey, was charged for larceny or petit, retail theft; and issuing or obtaining property with worthless check. Oral Robbie Tyler, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Nicole Danielle Whitten, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, Jan. 21: Ana Cristina Almonte, 49, of Sebring, was charged for driving with expired license for more than four months. Andres Benjamin Brotons, 32, of Sebring, was charged for possession of cocaine. Bobby Tyrone Brown, 25, of Sebring, was charged for driving with suspended or revoked driver license. Jon Wesley Chambliss, 28, of Sebring, was charged for possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of cocaine; and leaving scene of accident without giving information. Sandra Lynn Marie Frazier, 20, of Sebring, was charged for municipal ordinance violation. Adriana Guzman, 19, of Avon Park, was charged for larceny or petit theft, first degree. Bruno Montoya Mendoza, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Logan Anthony Morris, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged for unlawful use of blue lights, two counts. Damaso Orlando Perez, 61, of Avon Park, was charged for driving while license suspended, habitual offender; attaching registration license plate not assigned; and driving with suspended or revoked license. Obed Perez-Verdugo, 28, of Avon Park, was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid driver license; and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Matthew Mark Racki, 18, of Sebring, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Efrain Ochoa Ramos, 28, of Sebring, was charged for immigration detainer for municipal ordinance violation. William Paul Ward, 18, of Sebring, was charged for damaging property, criminal mischief; and larceny or grand theft. Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com 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$629002930 US Hwy 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 2930 US Hwy 27 South Sebring, FL 33870(863) 382-7788HOMETOWN TRAVEL, INC. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER AP-Petside poll: Pet or paramour? Many say theyd pick their pet Metro Services A recent poll said 14 percent of pet owners would opt for their pet over their significant other if they had to make a choice. i ng dark blue prison pants. He was last seen at the county landfill w earing a white T-shirt and traveling e ast-southeast towards pastures near the b ombing range. Deputies locked down the landfill and t he shooting range, making sure that no o ne entered or left without being s earched. K-9 units and an airplane were dispatched to search for Korzep. At press time, he had not been captured. Korzep was arrested in June of 2010 for probation violation on a conviction of possession of a weapon and ammunition by a convicted felon. Korzep was serving six months at the county jail and was to be remanded to to the Department of Corrections for a five-year sentence after his county stint was over. According to the Highlands County Clerks Office, Korzep was arrested in 2008 for fleeing a scene of an accident, driving without a license and assaulting a police officer. Additionally, Korzep was charged with grand theft auto in 2007 and various other charges stemming back to 2001. Call the Highlands County Sheriffs Office at 402-7200 if you have any information. Continued from page 1A County jail inmate on work detail escapes The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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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. NOTICE 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 Michala k Deputy Cler k January 19, 26, 2011 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-000798 OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. LEONARD HARRIS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEONARD HARRIS; 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); LAKEVIEW VILLAS CONDOMINIUM 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); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LEONARD HARRIS; IF LIVING INCLUDING AN Y 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); 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 C. 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: CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 8, LAKEVIEW VILLAS CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOKS 649, PAGE 732, 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 20th day of January, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate 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 26; February 2, 2011 1050Legalsand 120.57, F.S. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agencys file or identification number, if known; (b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agencys proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Departments action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Under paragraphs 120.569(2)(c) and (d) F.S., a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements or is untimely filed. This intent to issue constitutes an order of the Department. Subject to the provisions of paragraph 120.68(7)(a) F.S., which may require a remand for an administrative hearing, the applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under section 120.68, F.S., by the filing of a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000, and by filing a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date when the order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. The applicant, or any party within the meaning of paragraph 373.114(1)(a) or section 373.4275, F.S., may also seek appellate review of the order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission under subsection 373.114(1) or section 373.4275, F.S. Requests for review before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation, 2051 East Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32310-3760. January 26, 2011 1050Legals STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its intent to issue an Environmental Resource Permit (ERP)/water quality certification (File Number 0231404-004) to RAM Peat, Inc., Post Office Box 1158, Avon Park, Florida, 33825, to expand a surface water management system associated with a 99-acre peat mine to an 116.6-acre system. The modification proposes to add 17.6 acres to the project area that includes peat storage and processing areas. The expansion area originally included 14.2 acres of improved pasture, 1.5 acres of row crops, 0.9 of an acre of road and 1.0 acres of other surface waters. A peat processing barn and a storage area for raw product was constructed in the expansion area. No further construction is scheduled to occur and no additional construction is approved by this permit. The construction in the expansion area resulted in the filling of 0.6 of an acre of man-made agricultural ditches. All mining activities are within an agricultural area that is currently engaged in the production of corn for cattle feed and other crops. Excavated peat will be stockpiled on the expansion area for curing prior to being moved to an on-site soil processing facility that is also within the expansion area. The haul road between the mine area and Dressel Road (as shown on the attached Exhibit 1) has been widened in the uplands to a 24to 30-foot width. The approximately 80 acres of peat excavation will be to a maximum depth of 30 feet below the current grade. Wetland impacts associated with the project will be limited to the excavation of 7.6 acres of manmade surface water ditches. The wetland mitigation plan requires the creation of a 2.8-acre littoral shelf by grading the shoreline line from current grade down to 80.3 feet at a 4H:1V (horizontal:vertical) slope. Below 80.3 feet, the slopes will be approximately 2H:1V. The area will be mined in a series of seven-acre cells. Within the area of future Cell 8, a temporary above-ground storage area will be constructed to contain pumped water during the mining of the first cell. After the mining of Cell 1, water from each active cell will be pumped to previously mined cells. Hydrologic monitoring is included to protect groundwater levels outside the project area. The project will be capable of containing a 25-year, 24-hour storm. This permit does not authorize discharges from the project area of stormwater or pumped ground water. The construction of the barn creates 1.3 acres of impervious area that was not permitted by the original permit issued to RAM Peat, LLC. The post-mining land use will be 14.1 acres of improved pastures, 1.5 acres of reservoirs (ditch through uplands), 1.0 acres of road, 2.8 acres of herbaceous littoral zone wetlands, 16.3 acres of storage and barn area and 80.9 acres of an open water lake. All areas disturbed by mining shall meet the reclamation standards of Chapter 378, F.S. The construction phase, which includes mining and reclamation, is estimated to be fifteen years. The future land use is expected to be agricultural. The project is located approximately five miles east of U.S. Highway 27 along State Road 64, then north on Dressel Road, Sections 7 and 8, Township 33 South, Range 29 East, in Highlands County. Under this intent to issue, the permit is hereby granted subject to the applicants compliance with any requirement in this intent to publish notice of this intent in a newspaper of general circulation and to provide proof of such publication in accordance with section 50.051, F.S. This action is final and effective on the date filed with the Clerk of the Department unless a sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is timely filed under sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., as provided below. If a sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is timely filed, this intent to issue automatically becomes only proposed agency action on the application, subject to the result of the administrative review process. Therefore, on the filing of a timely and sufficient petition, this action will not be final and effective until further order of the Department. When proof of publication is provided, if required by this intent, and if a sufficient petition is not timely filed, the permit will be issued as a ministerial action. Because an administrative hearing may result in the reversal or substantial modification of this action, the applicant is advised not to commence construction or other activities until the deadlines noted below, for filing a petition for an administrative hearing or request for an extension of time, have expired and until the permit has been executed and delivered. Mediation is not available. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is filed late, the Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect. If a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. In accordance with rule 62-110.106(3), F.A.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant must be filed within 21 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under subsection 120.60(3) F.S., must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice or within 21 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Under subsection 120.60(3) F.S., however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 21 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under sections 120.569 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC 08-795 SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, vs. DELORES WALKER, if alive and if not, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against DELORES WALKER, and all claimants under any of such party; and MURRAY ROY ABBOTT, if alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against MURRAY ROY ABBOTT, and all claimants under any of such party; Defendants. Re-NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: MURRAY ROY ABBOTT, if alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against MURRAY ROY ABBOTT, and all claimants under any of such party; RR #1, Eden, Ontario, Canada J0J 1H0. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose bonded capital improvements and operation and maintenance assessments liens on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 43, Block 351, Unit 16, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 04, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire, JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before February 18, 2011; otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 24th day of January, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Court Administration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; telephone (863) 402-6591, not later than seven (7) days prior to this proceeding. If hearing imparied, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. January 26; February 2, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-10 IN RE: ESTATE OF THERESA S. MCBRIDE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THERESA S. McBRIDE, deceased, whose date of death was August 30, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 26, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ John T. Shelly 268 Navarre Rd. Rochester, New York 14621 Attorney for Personal Representative: WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com January 26; February 2, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-19 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIE H. O'HARA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Marie H. O'Hara, deceased, whose date of death was December 17th, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 26th, 2011. Personal Representative: Dorma Hockett 1610 Willow Run Sebring, FL 33872 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee Florida Bar No. 0062162 E-mail Address: tnunnallee@bnpalaw.com January 26; February 2, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-452 IN RE: ESTATE OF BERNICE L. SWANSON, A/K/A BERNICE LUNDQUIST SWANSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Bernice L. Swanson, a/k/a Bernice Lundquist Swanson, deceased, whose date of death was June 13, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 26, 2011. Personal Representative: Stephen K. Oldham Personal Representative 8769 East Bay Circle Ft. Myers, Florida 33908 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ W. Roy Wilkes Attorney for Swanson, Fred & Bernice Florida Bar Number: 0608475 Elder & Disability Law Firm, P.A. 202 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Telephone: (863)699-2222 Fax: (863)465-1857 E-Mail: wrw@wilkeslawfirm.com January 26; February 2, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001310 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD PEIRCE A/K/A RICHARD PIERCE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: RICHARD PEIRCE A/K/A RICHARD PIERCE Last Known Address: 6404 Mattee Dr Sebring, FL 33875-7705 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST 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 Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 1, BLOCK 3, MARTHA ESTATES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 6404 MATTEE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 19th day of January, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk January 26; February 2, 2011 1050Legals THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE JUDICIAL BRANCH Belknap Superior Court Telephone (603)524-3570 64 Court St. TTY/TDD Relay: (800)735-2964 Laconia, NH 03246 http://www.courts.state.nh.us CITATION FOR PUBLICATION PETITION TO QUIET TITLE Case Name: The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee v Janine M. Wallace, et al Case Number: 211-2010-CV-00414 A Petition to Quiet Title to a certain tract of land with any attached buildings located at 30 Waukewan Street in Meredith, N.H., in the State of New Hampshire has been filed with this court. The Court ORDERS: The Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee shall give notice to Janine M.Wallace; Kyra A. Wallace, minor of this action by publishing a verified copy of this Citation for Publication once a week for three successive weeks in the The News-Sun a newspaper of general circulation in the Avon Park, Highlands County, Florida area. The last publication shall be on or before March 21, 2011. A lso, ON OR BEFORE A pril 05, 2011 Janine M. Wallace; Kyra A. Wallace, minor shall file a written appearance form with this Court. A copy of the appearance form must be sent to the party listed below. May 05, 2011 Janine M. Wallace; Kyra A. Wallace, minor shall plea, answer, demurrer or other response with this Court. A copy of the plea, answer, demurrer or other response must be sent to the party listed below. Notice to Janine M. Wallace; Kyra A. Wallace, minor: If you do not comply with these requirements, you will be considered in default and the Court may issue orders that affect you without your input. Send copies to: William Philpot, Jr., Esq. Haughey Philpot & Laurent PA 816 North Main Street Laconia NH 03246 BY ORDER OF THE COURT January 13, 2011 James I. Peale Clerk of Court (477) January 26; February 2, 9, 2011 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, 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 1050Legals CLASSIFIEDS 1050Legals DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155Classified ads get fast resultsPage 9ANews-Sun Wednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.co m

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Advertise Your Business Here!Call 385-6155 Compassionate, Professional Health Care For Your Loved Ones214 E. Stuart Ave. Lake Wales, FL 33853 863-767-1120 Fax 863-676-7291We Elderly Care, Inc.800-518-0403In Home Care Avon Park Sebring Lake Placid Private Pay Long Term Insurance www.weelderlycare.comCindy DivietroCommunity Liaison Cell: 941-518-2478 Freedom Lawn CareGet the freedom you deserveCarl Horton ~OwnerVet. & Sr. Discount Lawn Maintenance Landscaping Small Tree Work Clean Ups Free Estimates863-655-2526 Advertise Your Business Here!Call 385-6155 No job is too small. We can take care of all your home repairs and maintenance needs. Small Flooring Jobs Some Electric & Plumbing863-381-6677 Free Estimates Rogers Handyman ServicesRoger McCartney JRlicensed and insured Rockys Tree Service LLC863-382-239724 Hour Emergency ServiceServing All Central Florida Area Fully Insured Tree Removal Tree Trimming Free Estimates Tree Topping Stump GrindingSebring,FL 33870 SERVERS &CART ATTENDANTS needed at Springlake Golf Resort. Apply Monday thru Saturday 10am 5pm. For directions only, call 863-655-0900. SEEKING WELLEXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE HELP. Excellent billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are A MUST Fax resume to: 863-471-3206 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com REAL ESTATEPARALEGAL Full time position immediately available for an experienced real estate paralegal. Candidates should have HUD-1 preparation and real estate litigation experience. Please respond with cover letter and resume to: Reply Box #2207, News Sun, 2227 US 27, S., Sebring, FL 33870 .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 2100Help Wanted ONSITE SUPPORTENGINEER Large healthcare provider in the Sebring area is expanding and looking to fill this position. Candidate will have at least 10 years experience and be familiar with Windows 2003/2008 server, XP, Windows 7, SQL 2008, Terminal Server/Citrix, Cisco firewall and wireless devices. Previous healthcare support experience, Microsoft Certifications a plus. Some extended local travel required between remote and central offices. Fax resume to: 863-385-3866 NOW ACCEPTINGApplications for C.S.R. & Account Managers. Applicant must be atleast 21yrs old, posses a clean FL Drivers Lic., be able to lift 50lbs unassited, and have a clean background. Apply in person at Rent King, 810 US Hwy 27 S., Avon Park, FL 33825. We are a Drug Free Workplace. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentBABYSITTER NEEDEDF/T position for 4 months. Must have Infant CPR Certification. Background check. 863-446-3826 1450BabysittersNEED SOMEONEto take care of your loved one? In their OWN HOME? Excellent references...25 years exp. Call Joanie at 863-471-9726. 1400Health CareServices 1100AnnouncementsCHECK YOUR ADPlease 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 y our 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 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 4040Homes For SaleATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL SEBRING NEWLYREMODELED 3BR Home, one block from Woodlawn Elem. School. Nice, quiet neighborhood. 1243 Fernvale Ave. Possible Owner Financing. Call 863-675-3387 TODAY! SEBRING -Edgewater Village Lakeview Dr. 2BR, 2BA, 1CG Villa. Beautifully furnished. New kitchen, laundry, TV. Low Maintenance fee includes Cable TV, Clubhouse, heated pool. Private street. Avail Immed. 863-402-9138 4080Homes for SaleSebringLAKE PLACID2000 Sq. Ft., 3BR, 2BA, fireplace, new A/C, new roof, all tile floors. Overlooks Golf course, over sized 2/CG, stainless steel appl. $157,900 863-699-2232 or Cell 239-229-4655 Classified ads get fast results Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 385-6155 LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? 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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, January 26, 2011Page 11 A The City of Sebring is recruiting for the following position(s): School Crossing Guard Closes: 2/4/11 For an application contact City of Sebring Police Department, 307 N Ridgewood Dr., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 471-5108 or visit us on our website at www.mysebring.com. Drug Free Work place, EOE, Vet. Pref.EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The following position closes on 2/08/2011 Highlands County Board of County Commissioners For application, minimum qualifications and a full job description visit us on our website at www .hcbcc.net You must complete our electronic job application or submit a completed paper application in order to be considered for employment with Highlands County BCC.The following position closes on 2/08/2011 Code Enforcement Official 766 PG 17 $14.46/hour $23.69/hour.EOE/Vet Pref/Drug Free Workplace Equipment Operator I 912 PG 10 $10.49/hour $16.93/hour. 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 Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you! 9000 Transportation RV 38'2010 5TH Wheel. EAGLE RIDGE by HEARTLAND, 2BR, 1BA, 2 slides, fiberglass, W/D, awning. All options. $30,000 obo. Immediate Sale! 321-437-5887 2010 38'HY-LINE TRAVEL TRAILER. Very Clean. 2 Slideouts, W/D, 20 gal hot water heater, cent. A/C, bayfront, non-smoke, no pets. Will Deliver. $22,300 obo. 941-518-4040 8400RecreationalVehicles 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. MINIATURE SCHNAUZERpuppies, 4 males available. Ready to go, POP, tails docked, dew claws done, 1st shots and health certificate. $450. Call Suzi 863-414-0241 after 3PM. 7520Pets & Supplies VILLAGE YARDSALE SAT. JAN. 29th 8AM NOON RAIN DATE FEB 5th MARANATHA VILLAGE Arbuckle Creek Rd. SEBRING SUN'N LAKES 3901 Almeria Ave, Sat. Jan 29th, 7AM 1pm. Furniture, clothes (adults & childrens) household items, linens, books ETC! SEBRING -Town & Country MHP off Cooper Rd. Annual Park Wide Sale! Sat. Jan 29th 8AM 1PM. Please park on Cooper Rd. & walk the park. Golf carts available for those who need a ride. Coffee & donuts, bake sale, and lunch (hot dogs & hamburgers) will be in the Club House. SEBRING -St. Agnes < < ANNUAL FLEA MARKET > > 3840 Lakeview Dr., Sat. Jan. 29th; 8-Noon. DONT MISS THIS ONE! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING -Saturday Jan 29th only! Giant Rummage Sale! Sebring High School parking lot. Sebring Project Graduation! We have tons of stuff, furn., bldg. supplies, toys, clothing. Nearly new dress Stetson hat, videos & books. We will also be rafling off a Fmily Fun 4 pack to Wet N Wild. Opens 8AM. SEBRING -LARGE MULTI-FAMILY SALE! 3208 Golfview Rd, (Harder Hall area), Sat, Jan 29th, 7am-? Lots & Lots & LOTS OF MISC. SEBRING -BUTTONWOOD BAY MHP HUGE SALE @ Rec Hall, 10001 US 27, S. Sat, Jan 29th, 7am-11am. Coffee, Donuts & Bake Sale. SEBRING -AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY INDOOR SALE! 528 N. Pine St., Fri-Sat, Jan. 28-29, 8am-? SEBRING -1918 De Leon Pl. Fri & Sat Jan 28-29 8am 2pm. Furniture, small appliances, baby clothes, toys and Lots Of Miscellaneous! SEBRING -1214 WOODBURY AVE. Sat. Only! Jan. 29th, 8AM. Household items & ornaments, yard & garden misc., office furn., kitchen stuff. LAKE PLACIDLeisure Lakes Gigantic Neighborhood Yard Sale Fri-Sat., Jan. 28-29 at the new Leisure Lakes Fire dept. on lake June Rd (4miles W of US 27) 8am-1pm. Donations may be dropped off at the sale site on Thurs. from 1pm-2pm or day of sale. LAKE PLACIDHUGE SALE! Lake Country Elementary School 516 CR 29 Sat. Jan 29th, 7:00 AM. AVON PARKTrash & Treasure Sale at Crystal Lake Club Sat. Jan. 29, 8 am -12pm. In the clubhouse located off Memorial Dr. Sales from donated items go to charity. AVON PARK29 E. Walnut St, (By Avon Park Post Office) Sat, Jan 29th, 8am-2pm. No Early Birds. Antiques, Iron Beds, Collectibles & LOTS MORE! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SOFA -Cream Color. $50 863-304-1419 PATIO TABLE,42'', w/4 chairs. $100. 863-402-0121 MAN'S SUITBlue, 40 regular, (original cost) $300, excellent condition $35 863-382-0972. KITCHEN TABLEButcher Block Top w/4 chairs. Good Condition. $75. 863-385-2605 FREEZER UPRIGHT,$75. 863-273-8030 FREEZER UPRIGHT13 cu. ft.Very good condition $65 863-465-0335 or 863-464-0027 EXTENTION CORD25 ft. for RV's. $30 863-382-8647 7310Bargain Buys DISHWASHER LIKENEW! $75 863-273-8030 BOOKS, WESTERNS;100 for $60. Call 863-3851563. BOOKS -Louis Lamour & Misc, $90. Call 863-385-1563. BIG TALKINGPooh nad Big Tigger. Both for $20 863-201-3769 BEACH PAINTINGVERY NICE. $20 863-201-3769 A/C UNIT4 Ton Coleman central unit, fan motor replaced, serviced yearly, attch to air handle. $100 863-655-0881 7310Bargain Buys OAK FIREWOODVarious thickness, cut in 1 foot lengths. Sellers give me price on all, (over a cord) 863-655-0521 ADULT TRICYCLEalmost new, large basket, large padded seat and brakes on handle bar. $200 obo. Call 863-655-6212. BLACK DIAMONDtool box for pick-ups $125. Stainless steel grill guards $125. Utility trailer 7' X 12' w/ loading ramp $750. Refrigerator $125. Call 863-655-2166. 7300Miscellaneous 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent WANTED -Qualified Renter/Buyer (% back). Lg clean beautiful home at 4037 Lakewood Rd. 1/2 mile S. of YMCA, (VIDEOLS.COM). (2nd lot & 2nd. garage? ) ask me. 863-214-6697. SEBRING -Harder Hall area, 2BR, 2BA, 1CG, screened porch, W/D hookups. $750/mo. plus last month & security deposit. View by appointment. Call 863-381-6747, leave message. LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, Newly Remodeled! W/D, large yard. Convenient location, close to Interlake Blvd. $550/mo. Call 863-699-0476 or 863-243-3627. 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, seasonal or monthly. Excellent furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, No smoking or dogs. $1300/mo. After season, rent reduced. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses KEY LAKEVILLASLAKEFRONT LIVING IN SEBRING 2 Bedroom townhouse unit. Clean & quiet, Screen porch, Outside patio, Central air, Washer/Dryer hookup, $585/mo., first & security. No Pets. 863-465-2740 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS: 1BR, 1BA $495/mo +$200 security; 2BR, 1BA $645/mo +$500 security. W/D, Microwave, WSG included. Pets Wlcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook ups. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -2BR, 2BA, tile floors throughout, screened porch, convenient location to US 27 and Hospital, (Not 55+) gated Community, Clubhouse & pool, vaulted ceilings. Lawn Maint. included. $800 monthly. 863-840-1083 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent SEBRING -Cute 2BR, 1BA, fenced yard, most pets OK. $550 + $300 security deposit. 4909 Manatee Dr. 863-446-7274 LAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, Unfurnished 2BR, 2BA. 863-699-0897 or 863-840-2013 ***LAKE PLACID-LEISURELAKES*** Large 3BR, 1.5BA, 1CG, near Golf Course & Lake June. Clean & Quiet $550/mo. Water/Lawn Service included. No Pets. 863-465-9100 6050Duplexes for Rent VENUS -New 4BR, 2BA (jacuzzi in master BA ) A/C, tile, W/D, porch, w/option of 20 acres. 8 horse barn, privacy fence, 1 block from Hwy 27. 305-725-0301 LAKE PLACIDSun 'n Lakes Estates, Doublewide, 3BR, 2BA Mobile Home. The best in Country Living! $580/month. Call Michelle @ 863-381-5661. 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent SELECTION OF1 & 2 Bedroom Units For Sale in friendly/active 55+ Park, located near shopping, banks, & hospital. Reasonable lot rent incl. S/W/G & Lawn mowing. Call for more info. or to view units. No pets please. 863-385-7034 PALM HARBORHomes has closed 2 Model Centers. Save up to 60K on select models. Call 1-800-622-2832. LK PLACIDAlpine Village. Fully furn 2BR, 1.5BA w/side encl porch/other side carport, faces pond/lake, one of best locations in park. Lot rent $190/mo. 18K OBO. 301-730-5059 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes LAKE PLACIDLeisure Lakes, 2 Beautiful side-by-side lots surveyed, partly cleared, walk to Lake Carrie $2,950 ea or $5,600 for both Owner will accept reasonable offer. Will Sacrifice! 863-465-9100 LAKE PLACIDSun 'n Lake. 2 Lots, side-by-side, 80'x125' each, cleared, surveyed. Warrenty Deed, Title Insurance. $6,000 for both. 863-386-4556 4220Lots for Sale LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Classified ads get fast results CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 1-800-955-8771 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 1-800-955-8771 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING This was the p ressure cooker personified, t he Sebring, Avon Park r ivalry at itsbest. Amid a packed house of s creaming fans, waves of red a nd blue intermingling in a nd overflowing from the b leachers of the Sebring g ym, Blue Streak Matt T aylor stood at the line with 2 .7 seconds left in overtime a nd his squad down b y one. He coolly swished t he first free throw to t ie the game at 73-73 b efore Red Devil c oach Luther C lemons called for a t ime out to give T aylor a little extra time to p onder the situation. What lead up to this m oment on the brink were f our quarters and nearly 3:58 i nto overtime of a back and f orth battle that both thrilled e ach opposing fan base and f ed off the roof-rattling e xcitement. With big man Alonzo R obertson still sidelined w ith a knee contusion, Avon P ark found itself a bit unders ized in the post and was f orced to peck away from t he outside. Sebring had a plan going i n that didnt waver due to t he circumstance, but given t he situation, played into it a ll the more. The game plan was to go i nside and create foul probl ems, Blue Streak head c oach Princeton Harris said. I didnt even know ( Robertson) wasnt playing u ntil I looked over and saw him on the bench in street clothes. The plan worked early as Toby Solebello and Matt Taylor attacked the basket, drew fouls and scored Sebrings first four points from the free throw line. Six of the Streaks14 first-quarter points, in fact, came from the line, with Taylor and Solebello each getting an inside hoop and Jared Cannon hitting two jumpers. The Devils, meanwhile, got three scores from Reggie Baker, giving a Herculean effort underneath, a lay-up from Avierre Conner and two threes from Tekovan Miller to keep things even at 14-14 at the end of the first. Marcus Dewberry, an Avon Park transfer from Sebring this year, stuck it to his old team with a three to open the second and it looked like the Devils might start to pull away as Conner drove for two and Baker answered a Solebello follow with a leaner in the lane for a 21-16 lead. Taylor and Devin Clarke each had driving scores, however, to close the gap, and after Baker hit one-oftwo at the line, another Solebello follow tied it again at 22-all. Dewberry again broke the tie with a trey, but a Clarke free throw and a Taylor tip tied it again. Two Diamonte MitchellLaFlam free throws were followed by consecutive Taylor scores and a Davarus Jones free throw to put Sebring up 30-27, but scores from Baker and Romeo Roberts sandwiched a Cannon lay-in and it was a 32-31 Streak lead at the half. Both teams have made a habit of being stronger in the second half, often breaking open close games or cutting into a big deficit. The question was, which squad would stake that claim this time around. The answer? Both. After a Solebello putback put the lead to 34-31, the Devils scored nine straight on a Baker score and a free throw and two three-pointers from Dewberry. But Sebring answered right back with Taylor working inside and Solebello draining one from beyond the arc. The back-and-forth continued at a breakneck pace. Baker got inside for a score, Taylor scored and was fouled for a three-point play. Cannon grabbed an offensive board and put it back in and Conner split a pair at the line. Clarke drove in from the left for two but Charlie Brown powered in for a hoop and Baker dropped in a floater for a 47-46 Avon Park lead. Sebring then climbed back on top with a Solebello bank and as the final seconds of the third ticked off, Clarke hit a hanging three for a 5147 lead entering the fourth. After two straight Blue Streak scores opened the frame, a putback from Josh Heflin and a Taylor two, the Devils called time out. Right out of the break, Conner canned a three to perhaps shift the momenBy DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comWith a less than 24 hour turnaround from Friday nights win over Frostproof, Lake Placid could have been excused if they came out a little flat in Saturday afternoons district tilt at McKeel. But when youre vying for an uppertier seed in the seasons final weeks, excuses arent call for and the Dragons didnt need any as they whipped past the Wildcats, 76-54. We came out a little flat, but still lead 14-12 at the end of the first quarter, head coach David Veley said. Those points were on the strength of Devontray Flemings eight points and Andre Wilsons six as Kirk Veley was saddled with two fouls early and spent most of the opening period on the pines. With Veley brought back in the second, Lake Placid went to itshalf-court trap and zone, pressuring the McKeel ball handlers and breaking open the transition game. Fleming would tally 12 and Veley nine in the period and the lead ballooned to 40-23 at the half. And perhaps the lull of the halftime intermission allowed some tiredness to set in, because the Dragons again came out flat and saw the Wildcats chip into the lead a bit, riding a 17-14 edge to stay within reach on the strength of some long three pointers. Our defense was a little lazy during the third, coach Veley said. But we wore them out in the fourth by using the half trap and getting out and running. Flemings 29 points lead the way and Veley nearly collected his second consecutive triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Wilson got a double-double with 17 points and 12 boards while Nevada Weaver chipped in with five points and 10 rebounds. Lake Placid now sits at 11-8 overall and 7-4 in District 9-3Aplay, keeping them in the running for a top-three seed with one district game left to play. The Dragons faced Sebring in a county battle Tuesday, hoping to catch Sebring with a trap game after the Blue Streaks emotional win over Avon Park Monday night, before finishing up the district schedule Friday with a visit from Mulberry. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, January 26, 2011NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Devontray Fleming scored 29 points in Lake Placids win at McKeel Saturday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Toby Solebello gets swept up in the celebration after his tip-in earned Sebring an overtime victory over Avon Park Monday night. Lake Placid76McKeel54 Sebring75Kathleen73 And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne Dragons shine in Saturday matinee OT thriller goes to Streaks See SEBRING, page 4B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING In molding t hey physical prowess and e xperience of young w restlers, both the Avon Park a nd Sebring programs know t hat the heat of strong comp etition is key. The day-long, 15-team S piegel Memorial I nvitational was just that sort o f crucible Saturday in helpi ng the young Devils and S treaks. And while it was the experience that was saught, successes came along just as well. The loaded invite featured state power Lake Gibson, third in Class 2Aat last years state meet, and a strong Auburndale team that wound up taking the top two spots in the team competition with 288 and 117 points, respectively. Sebring wasnt far behind the Bloodhounds with its 108 point total and Avon Park took fourth with 91 points. Its going real well for us and this is real good for the kids, Blue Streak head coach Josh Miller said in the midst of Saturday afternoons action. We had a nice streak of about eight wins in a row and still have some guys in contention. They would stay in contention as five Sebring grapplers placed in the top four in their respective weight classes. Fred Cooper, 189, and Jeremy Quals, 135, each Young grapplers strong at Spiegel See WRESTLERS, p a g e 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Avon Parks Jose Torres gets a firm grasp in this match on his way to winning the 112pound weight class as Saturdays Spiegel Memorial Invitational. Spending Conference Championship Sunday wit h my folks was an interesting experience and I came awa y with a few things. First, that while both games looked to be blowou ts in the making early on, the underwhelming starts by th e Bears and Jets were very nearly turned around, making for great finishes. It was also kind of funny hearing my last name called out by football announcers on national television quite a bit during the second half o f that Green Bay-Chicago game. Im sure many of you jus t looked up at my name agai n, and those of you that watched that game may be thinking, I never heard what might have sounded like THATname mentioned during the game. Considering the many di fferent pronunciations Ive heard throughout my life by people taking guesses at it, I can understand your thinking. But when the Bears third string quarterback, Caleb Hanie was brought in and wound up nearly tying the game, you can now A) kno w how to pronounce my last name, B) understand what Im saying. Hearing things like, Hanie steps up in the pock et and fires downfield, brought back those childhood dreams of playing in such an arena and having fans hear my name being broadcast in such a manner Granted, the dreams didn t hear the sentence end in and hes picked off, but hey. And while Im excited to see the Packers in the Supe r Bowl, given my somewhat dual affinity for them and the Bears while growing up and while I do love my par ents and enjoyed the day with them, I dont think I will be able to watch the bi g game with them. Perhaps its because the games between the two teams didnt matter for a whole lot other than the rivalry. Maybe it has to do with Thoughts from Sunday See SUNDAY, page 4B

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Panthers to tribute ChristyAVONPARK SFCC Panther Baseball kicks off its season on Friday, Jan. 28 with Ed Christy Day at the Ballpark. SFCC will honor the memory of our friend and colleague at 1:50 p.m. before the first game of the season vs. Daytona State College. Eds family will be recognized and presented with a plaque, jersey, and throw out the first pitch of the game. We will then have a moment of silence on his behalf and play our national anthem with the SFCC baseball team wearing an EC patch on their jersey sleeve honoring him. Join us as we remember and honor our friend and colleague.Rotary Fundraiser at SFCCAVONPARK On Saturday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the Rotary Club of Sebring will have a fundraiser for the South Florida Community College Baseball team at Panther Field during the double-header against Sante Fe College. The meal of pulled pork, green beans, cole slaw, a roll and ice tea will be $8. Tickets can be purchased at the Athletic Office ahead of time or at the event. For further information, or to purchase tickets, please call 784-7037.Womans Club BenefitSEBRING The Womans Club of Sebring will be holding a golf tournament to benefit itsscholarship 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 and 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 Womans 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 colleges intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $25 from Feb. 17 through the day of the race. Students with a current I.D. may register for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-Fit long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for those who enter after Feb. 17. Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race day in the parking lot in front of the SFCC 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 $30 0 includes one team of four golfers, o ne green sign; Silver Sponsor $15 0 includes one green sign, one tee sig n; Bronze Sponsor $100 includes one gre en sign. Individual player $60 includes gre en fees, cart and lunch ($70 after March 26 ). Team of Four Golfers $240 includ es green fees, cart and lunch ($280 aft er March 26). Make checks payable to: Wings of Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, F L 33871. Or register online at wingsoffaithchri stianworshipcenter.com. Proceeds to be donated to scholarsh ip program for graduates attending Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center. For more information, call Jaso n Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhanke rson@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com.Our Lady of Grace eventsAVON PARK Our Lady of Gra ce Catholic Church has two benefit even ts coming up in the next two months. Tuesday, Feb. 22 they will host t he Todd Allen Show, Classic Branson an d Las Vegas-style entertainment at its be st. Allen will perform a variety of styl es including Rock n Roll, Country and h is award-winning Elvis impersonations. The show will be held at the Our Lad y of Grace Catholic Church Grogan Cente r, at 595 E. Main St. in Avon Park, at 7 p.m For a donation of $10, tickets can be purchased at the Highlands Independe nt Bank and Heartland National Bank Avo n Park locations, Warrens Auto Sales an d the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. The next event will be the First Annu al Golf Tournament at the River Greens 2 7Hole Golf Course Saturday, March 1 2 with an 8 a.m. tee-time. The cost of $60 per player includ es golf, cart, golf shirt and lunch, whi le River Greens members pay just $35. Sponsorships are available as we ll, starting with a $100 hole sponsor for a sign only. AHole Sponsor with Sign, plus a fr ee foursome, is $300, a Co-Sponsor Sig n, plus free foursome, with perogative to f ly their banner is $400 and a Major Spons or is $1,500. 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 21, Chicago 14 Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Jets 19 PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 30 Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay, 7 p.m. SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston3310.767 New York2321.5231012Philadelphia1925.4321412New Jersey1332.28921 Toronto1332.28921 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3113.705 Atlanta2916.644212Orlando2916.644212Charlotte1725.40513 Washington1330.3021712Central Division WLPctGB Chicago3114.689 Indiana1625.39013 Milwaukee1626.3811312Detroit 1728.37814 Cleveland836.1822212WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio387.844 New Orleans3016.652812Dallas 2815.6519 Memphis2223.48916 Houston2125.4571712Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City2816.636 Utah2717.6141 Denver2518.581212Portland2521.5434 Minnesota1034.22718 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers3213.711 Phoenix2023.46511 Golden State1925.4321212L.A. Clippers1726.39514 Sacramento1032.2382012___ Sundays Games Denver 121, Indiana 107 Mondays Games New Jersey 103, Cleveland 101 Detroit 103, Orlando 96 Philadelphia 105, Phoenix 95 Memphis 100, Toronto 98 New York 115, Washington 106 Chicago 92, Milwaukee 83 Houston 129, Minnesota 125 New Orleans 91, Oklahoma City 89 Sacramento 96, Portland 81 San Antonio 113, Golden State 102 Tuesdays Games Denver at Washington, late Cleveland at Boston, late L.A. Clippers at Dallas, late Charlotte at Sacramento, late Utah at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Orlando at Indiana, 7 p.m. Memphis at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m. Denver at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Phoenix, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 9:30 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia3212569169128 Pittsburgh3015464153114 N.Y. Rangers2919361145122 N.Y. Islanders1525737117157 New Jersey1629335100143 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston2715761150111 Montreal2717559128118 Buffalo2221549134142 Toronto1924543124151 Ottawa1725741106157 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay3015565152154 Washington2714963140128 Atlanta2319955151166 Carolina2419654149153 Florida2121547126126WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit2913664163142 Nashville2716660133117 Chicago2619456155135 Columbus2320551128149 St. Louis2219751129142 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver3010969163120 Colorado2518656159160 Minnesota2419553126132 Calgary2321652140151 Edmonton1425836117162 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas2915563144136 Anaheim2720458137144 Phoenix2416957141139 San Jose2519555137135 Los Angeles2622153140122 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Sundays Games Nashville 3, Edmonton 2, SO Philadelphia 4, Chicago 1 New Jersey 5, Florida 2 Buffalo 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 Tampa Bay 7, Atlanta 1 Mondays Games N.Y. Rangers 2, Washington 1, SO Carolina 6, Toronto 4 Calgary 3, Nashville 1 Colorado 4, St. Louis 3 Vancouver 7, Dallas 1 Los Angeles 2, Boston 0 Tuesdays Games Florida at N.Y. Rangers, late N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, late Anaheim at Columbus, late Montreal at Philadelphia, late Buffalo at Ottawa, late Toronto at Tampa Bay, late Minnesota at Chicago, late Edmonton at Phoenix, late Wednesdays Games Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Colorado, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 10 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 10 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Mondays Scores EAST Coppin St. 65, Delaware St. 63 Furman 73, Wofford 68, OT George Mason 69, Delaware 49 Hofstra 92, James Madison 90, OT Old Dominion 58, UNC-Wilmgtn 43 Rider 68, Siena 60 VCU 80, Towson 76 SOUTH Alabama A&M 68, Southern 58 Alabama St. 81, Alcorn St. 68 Ark-Pine Bluff 90, Prarie View A&M 85, 2 OT Bethune-Cookman 56, Howard 49 Drexel 57, Georgia St. 33 Florida A&M 62, Hampton 58 Miss Valley St. 89, Texas South. 76 New Orleans 67, Huntington 55 Norfolk St. 84, South Car. St. 61 MIDWEST Kansas St. 69, Baylor 61 Morehead St. 50, Ball St. 48 Notre Dame 56, Pittsburgh 51 WEST Fresno St. 86, Seattle 56 Idaho St. 50, Montana St. 45 EAST Baldwin-Wallace 74, Mount Union 53 SOUTH Florida St. 66, Miami 59 Gardner-Webb 52, Presbyterian 33 Coll. of Charleston 56, Furman 50 Kentucky Christian 72, Cincinnati Christian 63, OT Martin Methodist 88, Oakwood 44 MIDWEST Ohio St. 81, Iowa 67 WEST Montana St. 83, Idaho St. 63BASEBALLAmerican League DETROIT TIGERSTraded RHP Armando Galarraga to Arizona for RHP Kevin Eichhorn and LHP Ryan Robowski. OAKLAND ATHLETICSAgreed to terms with 3B Andy LaRoche on a minor league contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSAgreed to terms with RHP Micah Owings on a minor league contract. COLORADO ROCKIESAgreed to terms with RHP Jason Hammel on a two-year contract. Acquired RHP Clayton Mortensen from Oakland for RHP Ethan Hollingsworth. Designated RHP Samuel Deduno for assignment. HOUSTON ASTROSAgreed to terms with INF Jose Carlos Thompson on a minor league contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERSAgreed to terms with RHP Kameron Loe on a oneyear contract. NEW YORK METSNamed Wally Backman manager and Marc Valdes pitching coach for Binghamton (EL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSAgreed to terms with RHP Jeff Suppan on a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSAgreed to terms with RHP Todd Coffey on a oneyear contract. Designated RHP Shairon Martis for assignment. Frontier League JOLIET SLAMMERSNamed Bart Zeller field manager. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERSSigned RHP Travis Risser to a contract extension. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMSSigned OF Matt Brown to a contract extension.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKSSigned G-F Peja Stojakovic off waivers from Toronto. Traded C Alexis Ajinca to Toronto for the rights to F Georgios Printezis. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERSSigned C Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract.FOOTBALLNational Football League CHICAGO BEARSSigned G Johan Asiata, CB K.J. Gerard, OT Levi Horn, LB Chris Johnson, LB Patrick Trahan and FB Eddie Williams to reserve/future contracts. MINNESOTA VIKINGSNamed James Saxon running backs coach.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NHLPANamed Colin A. Campbell director of corporate sponsorships. Retained Richard Rodier as a lawyer and economic consultant. Named Robert DeGregory and Maria Dennis associate counsel. CAROLINA HURRICANESRecalled F Zach Boychuk from Charlotte (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILSAssigned LW Alexander Vasyunov to Albany (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERSReturned F Rhett Rakhshani to Bridgeport (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORSRecalled F Bobby Butler from Binghamton (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTESRecalled C Andrew Ebbett from San Antonio (AHL). Reassigned F Brett MacLean to San Antonio (AHL). SAN JOSE SHARKSAssigned LW John McCarthy to Worcester (AHL). HARTFORD WHALERecalled F Tyler Donati from Elmira (ECHL).SOCCERMajor League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW_Signed D Kwaku Nyamekye to a multiyear contract. RED BULL NEW YORKSigned MF Jan Gunnar Solli.COLLEGEKENTUCKYAnnounced freshman F Samarie Walker has transferred to the women's basketball team from Connecticut. MIAMINamed Art Kehoe offensive line coach. MIDDLE TENNESSEEPromoted cornerbacks/special teams coach Steve Ellis to defensive coordinator and running backs coach Willie Simmons to offensive coordinator. OKLAHOMA CITYNamed Nikki Dieball volleyball coach. OKLAHOMA STATENamed Kasey Dunn running backs coach. SAGENamed Kenneth Mann women's assistant basketball coach. SAN DIEGO STATENamed Daniel Gonzales safeties coach, Jeff Horton assistant head coach/running backs coach, Osia Lewis defensive line coach and Kevin McGarry linebackers coach. UABNamed John Wozniak running backs coach and co-special teams coordinator. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid WEDNESDAY: Girls Weightlifting at State Qualifier,Port Charlotte,10:30 a.m.; Boys Soccer at District Tournament,Mulberry,vs.Frostproof/Avon Park winner,6 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring WEDNESDAY: Girls Weightlifting at State Qualifier,Port Charlotte,10:30 a.m.; Boys Soccer at District Tournament,Liberty,TBD,if necessary THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Osceola,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Polk County Invitational,Lake Gibson,10 a.m. Walker THURSDAY: 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 FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Southland Christian,5:30/7 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Sonrise Christian,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY,Feb.4: Boys Basketball vs.Moore Haven,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY,Feb.5: Boys Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,Senior Night,6/7:30 p.m. SFCC FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Daytona State College,2 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball vs.Webber International,doubleheader,1 p.m. SUNDAY: Baseball at Lake Sumter,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Webber International,6 p.m. TUESDAY,Feb.1: Softball vs.Seminole State,5 p.m. Avon Park WEDNESDAY: Girls Weightlifting at State Qualifier,Port Charlotte,10:30 a.m. THURSDAY: Girls Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.McKeel,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball at Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Polk County Invitational,Lake Gibson,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 . Australian Open, Quarterfinals . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Australian Open, Womens Semis . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Australian Open, Mens Semifinal . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Texas at Oklahoma State . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . North Carolina at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 8 8 p p . m m . LSU at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Michigan at Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Vanderbilt at Mississippi State . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 8 8 p p . m m . Boston College at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 9 9 p p . m m . UCLA at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . St. Mary s at Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . EuroPGA Volvo Golf Champions . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Farmers Insurance Open . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FW W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Stanford at Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NN N B B A A W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Orlando at Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . San Antonio at Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Miami at N.Y. Knicks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Boston at Portland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T LIVESPORTSONTV NFL Playoffs NBA M. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011Page 3B If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com The company line holds that sagging attendance is a result of a struggling economy, not a decline in interest. So how come TV ratings are declining, too? Love that phrasing. NASCAR President Mike Helton said requiring drivers to declare for a championship in only one series means they now have the opportunity to pick a series in which they want to run for a championship. Steve Wallace, who will be trying to make the Daytona 500 starting eld, gradually improved throughout the test sessions and produced speeds that, if maintained, will get him in the eld. A year ago, NASCAR announced that Sprint Cup director John Darby would be leaving the post. Thats still the case, allegedly, but it doesnt seem any closer to happening now than it did then. The new pavement at Daytona is getting unanimous praise from the drivers, who always like it when tracks get easier. In spite of claims to the contrary, it will be interesting to observe how the switch to E15 (ethanol) affects fuel mileage. Heres a prediction: It wont enhance it. The switch to fuel-injected engines, once set for this season, is on hold, except, perhaps, for the Sprint All-Star Race, which may wind up being a trial run. Qualifying speed has seldom been a reliable barometer of success in the Daytona 500. As Stewart noted, winning is about strategies and techniques. Most drivers pay lip service to being football fans, but rest assured that Cambridge, Wis.s Matt Kenseth is vitally interested in the fate of the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl. Carl Edwards seemed unusually concerned with political correctness during his Daytona interview sessions. In truth, some of what he said didnt make much sense. Whos hot: Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano hooked up in a draft at Daytona testing, surpassing 197 mph on the third and nal day. Whos not: Reports from Australia indicated that Tony Stewarts legal troubles may not be over. ... Travis Pastrana, the action sports icon, will wait until the summer to make his Nationwide debut in Clermont, Ind. Marketers want to capitalize on a tie-in with the Xtreme Games. HamlinThis years Daytona eventsDaytona International Speedway is NASCARs most signi cant and historic track. It has hosted the sports premier race, the Daytona 500, since it opened in 1959. The 2.5-mile track has been repaved recently. Lee Petty won the rst Daytona 500, edging Johnny Beauchamp in what wound up being a photo nish. Beauchamp was originally declared the winner until photographic evidence caused the outcome to be reversed. Jamie McMurray won the 2010 running of what has been labeled The Great American Race. Richard Petty won a record seven Daytona 500s, and his total of 10 victories in points races at the track is an all-time record. He won perhaps the most famous 500 in 1979, when a nal-lap crash involving Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison resulted in Pettys victory. Petty didnt come out on top, however, in another classic. David Pearson won the 1976 Daytona 500 after being involved in a crash with Petty on the nal lap. Pearson managed to limp across the line rst, with Pettys crumpled Dodge stopped only a few yards shy of the nish line.Jan. 28, Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Challenge 200Jan. 29-30, Rolex 24 at DaytonaFeb. 12, Bud Shootout, NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesFeb. 12, Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200, Automobile Racing Club of AmericaFeb. 13, Daytona 500 Qualifying, Sprint Cup Series.Feb. 17, Gatorade Duel (two 150-mile qualifying races), Sprint Cup Series.Feb. 18, NextEra Energy Resources 250, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.Feb. 19, DRIVE4COPD 300, NASCAR Nationwide SeriesFeb. 20, Daytona 500, Sprint Cup SeriesMarch 5, Daytona SupercrossMarch 6-7, Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross ChampionshipMarch 10-11, AMA Flat TrackMarch 12, Daytona 200, AMA Pro RacingJuly 1, Subway Jalapeno 250, Nationwide SeriesJuly 2, Coke Zero 400, Sprint Cup Series V E R S U SBrad Keselowski and Paul Menard share Edwards pain because all three drivers had been planning to compete for the Nationwide Series championship, and now that title is effectively limited to drivers who declare for the championship. Drivers get to choose only one, and that choice is a no-brainer for those who compete regularly in Sprint Cup. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: Something needed to be done in behalf of the Nationwide Series specialists, but if the series championship fails to win a race, it will detract from the prestige associated with winning a title.CARL EDWARDS VS. NASCAR OFFICIALSBy Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekKevin Harvick has every reason to revere the Daytona 500, having won it in 2007 and finished second in 2009. He also won the summer race last year. This is not just another race track, he said. This is our biggest race. This is what the backbone of our sport is on a week-to-week basis Theres no comparing it to any other race. A lot of people talk about the Brickyard (Indianapolis), and you look at the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard, and theres no comparison to those two, either. From a drivers standpoint, theres nothing like rolling to the green flag at the Daytona 500 because you have a whole winter of anticipation, you have your shiniest, best new car, everybody has got everything brand new, and its the best that anybody will be prepared for the whole season. The answer? The Wood Brothers have abandoned the recent habit of putting veterans in their No. 21 Fords. Bill Elliotts limited schedule is with James Finchs team now, and owners Eddie and Len Wood have cast their lot for 17 races with Trevor Bayne, who turns 20 the day before the 500. For one thing, he is very mature for his age, said Eddie Wood. One would hope. He is very aware of what it takes to be a race-car driver in the Sprint Cup series, the co-owner added. I think he understands that really well. He is just really good with his feedback in the race car and all-around is really ready to go racing, in every single aspect. Clinging for now Carl Edwards cant win the Nationwide Series championship, thanks to a new NASCAR rule requiring that drivers be eligible for a championship in only one of the three major series. Edwards insisted, though not with much apparent certainty, that he still intends to compete in every race. I am going to start with the No. 60 team, running every race, he said. We are going to start that way, see how it goes, and we still have the owner championship to go for and all those wins to race for. Developing trend It appears likely that most tracks will move to qualifying the day before races. Martinsville and Pocono have made announcements, and others have listed the change on schedules. Not all will change. It appears that the third race, in Las Vegas, will mark the first with qualifying run on Friday before a Sunday race. It appears that Harvick is crazy about the 500 By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekPetty Enterprises won 10 championships in what is now known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, a total matched by the modern dynamo, Hendrick Motorsports. But all 10 of the Petty Enterprises titles came with men named Petty behind the wheel. Richard Petty won seven championships, while his father, Lee, won three. Richard Pettys last championship occurred in 1979. The team currently known as Richard Petty Motorsports is descended from Petty Enterprises but is no longer wholly owned by the family. The current team, recently reconfigured once again in terms of ownership, has roots in Petty Enterprises (268 Cup victories), Robert Yates Racing (57) and Gillett Evernham Motorsports (15). Kasey Kahne won twice in 2009 while employed at the team, but he has moved on to Team Red Bull this year and is headed for Hendrick Motorsports in 2012. A year ago, Richard Petty Motorsports entered four Fords in each Cup race: Kahne, A.J. Allmendinger, Paul Menard and Elliott Sadler. Menard has since moved to Richard Childress Racing, and Sadler is scheduled to compete in the Camping World Truck Series. Allmendinger, who finished 19th in the 2010 Sprint Cup standings, is back, along with newcomer Marcos Ambrose, who was 26th. The team, no longer associated with previous principal owner George Gillett, will field only two Fords this year. Petty regained control of the team and managed to acquire new investors. The decline of Gilletts business empire created hardships, particularly during the latter half of the 2010 season. Allmendinger hopes, and believes, that smaller will be better. This team has had a lot of good resources, but it was just spread too thin, he said. Obviously we went through a rough time at the end of last year that we fought through, and hopefully we are better because of that. We are more funded now, and more money helps. Ambrose, the Australian driver previously at JTG Daugherty Motorsports, said: We need to win, no doubt about it. We expect to win. If we can win races and be consistent, then you never know what is possible.Good Times Ahead At PettyAllmendinger, Ambrose looking for big seasons in 2011John Clark/NASCAR This WeekPetty Motorsports, led by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, at left with his son Kyle, has a history of titles in the family. Pettys two teams, headed by A.J. Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose look to start hot and have great seasons in the Sprint Cup Series. Darnell honored for workThe National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) named Denny Darnell as recipient of the Ken Patterson Helping Others Award. The award is named after the Talladega Superspeedway public-relations director who died in 2004 from complications of myelodysplasia syndrome. Darnell heads up Dodge Motorsports trackside NASCAR program and is entering his 37th year in motorsports. He has worked in the past for the National Hot Rod Association and R.J. Reynolds Sports Marketing Enterprises. Darnellhonoredforwork 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 ......................HomesteadPETTY MOTORSPORTS Stewart Elliott Junior Johnsons trackFor obvious reasons, NASCAR races at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway were special to the legendary Junior Johnson, who gave Ford its 200th Cup (then Grand National) victory at the track in 1965. Its my home territory. I grew up around here, he said. The speedway was a big part of me getting into racing because, with hauling moonshine like I was doing back in those days, hearing people talk about this guy outrunning that guy, I felt like I had cars that were better and faster than anybody and I sure didnt give in to anybody being a better driver than I was, so (the track) is basically a racecar drivers dream for me. The track last hosted a NASCAR race in 1996. Edwards Banking in straights3 Banking in turns 1-431Distance:................. ...2.5 mile oval Length of frontstretch:. ....3,800 ft. Length of backstretch:. ....3,000 ft. Miles/Laps:.....400 mi. = 160 laps Feb. 20July 2PIT ROADTURN1TURN2TURN3F INISHSTARTTURN4DAYTONA DATA DAYTONA DATA Know Your NASCAR1. Who was the first commissioner of NASCAR? 2. Who was the first woman driver to compete in a NASCAR Cup race? 3. Where was the first Cup race west of the Mississippi River run? 4. Where was the first Cup road race held? 5. Who won the final race on Daytona Beachs old beach/road course? 6. What was the estimated crowd at the first Daytona 500 in 1959? 7. When did driver and chief communicate via two-way radio? 8. Who was the first woman car owner to win a race? 9. When was the first fuel cell implemented? 10. When did NASCAR run its most recent Cup race on dirt? 11. Who was the first NASCAR driver to qualify at over 200 mph? 12. What was the date of NASCARs first race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway?1. Erwin G. (Cannonball) Baker 2. Sara Christian 3. Carrell Speedway, Gardena, Calif., 1951. 4. L inden (N.J.) Airport, 1954. 5. Paul Goldsmith, Feb. 23, 1958. 6. 41,000. 7. Driver Jack Smith and Bud Moore, July 4, 1960, Firecracker 250, Daytona. 8. Mamie Reynolds, with driver Fred Lorenzen, Augusta (Ga.) Speedway, 1962. 9. Firestone Racesafe Fuel Cell, 1965. 10. North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, Sept. 30, 1970. 11. Benny Parsons, Talladega Superspeedway, April 29, 1982. 12. Aug. 6, 1994.

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came out of the draining event with fourth-place finishes, Josh Figur and Cody Kennedy, at 160 and 103, respectively, took thirds and Vicente Moore finished second in the 171pound weight class. With Cooper the lone senior among the group, efforts and experiences like this can only bode well for the Streaks looking ahead. The Red Devils, equally as young as the Sebring squad, saw itsshare of success as well Saturday, garnering two firsts, a second and a fourth. Pulling off wins were Jose Torres at 112 pounds and heavyweight Dylan Brown who pulled off the shocker of the day Having made what head coach Ed Brown described as one mistake, and as mistakes go in wrestling, Brown found himself in trouble. But he recovered to reverse the bad move with a thundering throw and pin that brought the buzzing crowd to itsfeet. Sophomore Johnny Baldridge, riding a very strong year, was pushing through the 103-pound weight class and faced off in the finals against Lake Gibsons Seth Kelley, who he had topped earlier in the season. But in a nip-and-tuck final, Kelley outpointed Baldrid ge 5-3 to claim the class crown Jessie Guzman took a fourth-place finish for t he Devils. The two squads faced o ff against each other Tuesday in a dual meet at Sebrings Smi th Center. See Fridays News-Sun f or a recap of the Tuesday matc h. Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 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 t um. But Cannon came up with a nother big offensive r ebound and dished it to T aylor for another score. Avon Park was starting to f ind the range, however, as M iller drained a three, but C annon drove for two to keep t he lead at 59-53 with 3:44 l eft. But as this night was showi ng, no lead was safe at any p oint in time. Baker scored on a follow a nd Dewberry drove the lane f or two to cut the lead to two. Taylor scored on a drive b ut Baker then hit from the a rc and it was back down to o ne. Taylor hit a leaner but C onner hit two free throws a nd it was 63-62 with about a m inute to play. At the 47 second mark, C larke canned a pair at the l ine to push it back to three a nd after a trade of possess ions, and an Avon Park time o ut, the Devils had the ball w ith 19 seconds left. From the right wing, with 1 2 seconds showing on the c lock, Baker launched from t he right wing for a gamet ying three and suddenly this a lready classic contest was g oing to have some added d rama with an extra four m inute period. As it had to start the game, S ebring made itsliving at t he line to start the overtime a s Heflin and Taylor each w ent two-of-two. Conner then hit a pair of h is own before Cannon got l oose inside again for a score t o make it 71-67. But then Dewberry hit yet a nother three and Taylor split a pair at the line for a 72-70 S treak lead with 39 seconds l eft. Dewberry then icily s tunned his former home c rowd with his sixth threep ointer of the night at the 18second mark to put the Devils on top. Ahurried Sebring possession saw the ball come loose in the paint more than once before Cannon emerged from the scrum, calling a time out from the seat of his pants. Taylor was then fouled on the ensuing inbounds play, leading to his made first free throw to tie the game with barely over three seconds left. Describing his second attempt, Taylor had been confident with his release. It felt good, he said. But it caught the rim and took a bad bounce. That it was a bad bounce was his initial reaction in the moment. Because Solebello soon made the most of the bad bounce. I had position and I got an open look, he said. I was just praying that I didnt miss it. He didnt miss it. Solebello had darted into the lane, gone up on the bounce, tipped it into the net and nearly blew the lid off the gym with the 75-73 Sebring win.. Asked if it got any better than this, Harrisshowed his true, blue, colors. No it doesnt, he said. This is my alma mater. Im a Blue Streak so anytime I play (Avon Park) I want to beat them. And this is a really good win for us. As I told the guys, this shows the kind of intensity you need to play with at this time of year and this is the kind of game that can get us going. On the other side, while the loss doesnt effect much beyond county bragging rights, it did point out areas the Devils need to shore up. They beat us on the boards, Clemons said. They out rebounded us, real simple. If you get out rebounded, you lose the game and we got out rebounded. Our post players werent doing anything. They werent catching anything so we had no option but to go to the outside. With (Robertson), we dont have an inside game. Sebring fought well and deserved this game, hopefully well learn something from this. Taylor lead all scorers with 27 points with Solebello adding 18, Cannon 13 and Clarke 10 for Sebring. Avon Park saw Baker go for 25, Dewberry 21 and Conner 12. The Streaks tried keeping the momentum going with another county match-up against Lake Placid Tuesday night before hosting Osceola in district play Friday. Avon Park has until Friday to learn what they can before closing out their district schedule against visiting McKeel. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Matt Taylor went for a game-high 27 points in Sebrings last-second, overtime win against Avon Park Monday night. Sebring wins wild one over Devils in OT News-Sun photos by ED BALDRIDGE Left: Marcus Dewberry goes in for his lone two-pointer of the night on this drive, but would connect on six threepointers to nearly pull out the game for Avon Park. Above: It was an exciting and competitive night in the stands as well Monday as this Avon Park contingient spells out AP across the gym to their Sebring counterparts. Continued from 1B Wrestlers getting keyed up as districts approach News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Chris DeJesus gets control of his opponent on his way to a win during Saturdays Spiegel Memorial Invitational. DeJesus didnt earn a top-four spot in his weight class in the highly-loaded, 15-team meet. But the experience gained by all the young wrestlers at Avon Park and Sebring, as well as the earned success, were a huge plus for the future. me not remembering my mom behaving this way when we used to watch the Packers play. Whatever the case, her zealousness, make that her loud and shrieking zealousness, for her hometown team was rather jarring. It was an exciting game to watch for a while, with Green Bay marching down the field on the opening drive, and her yelps and cheers added to it. And when the Pack went up 14-0, with the Bears offense sputtering, it seemed like it would be a fun afternoon, and it was through the third quarter. But, uh-oh, the Bears then cut the lead in half, and moms nerves started to get a bit on edge. If Chicago running backs Matt Forte or Chester Taylor got a handoff and werent immediately tackled it started. Oh, oh no. Get him, geet hiim, geeeeeetttttt hiiiiiiimmmm!!! And if a Bears receiver caught a pass and started making a big gain, oh, forget about it. Thats when the shrieking went mobile as the pacing started. My dads never been an overly vocal man, but is prone to let out the Oh ho! cheer when his Bears do make a great play or score. And while Ive generally taken after my dad, I usually can get to the point of my roller coaster cheer raising the arms up and yelling when a great play takes place. But since I didnt have a true team to root for, as either team making it to the Super Bowl would be fine by me, I had taken a more, just-get into-thegame-and-enjoy-whateveroutcomemode. Back to the game, when Brian Urlacher intercepte d an Aaron Rodgers pass, th e Oh no, get himcould have gotten to glass-break ing levels, had not Rodge rs made a game(and living room) saving tackle. When the Bears cut the lead in half on a Taylor run, the anxiety got ratcheted it up a bit more and the debate of Oh, I cant watch as she turned and went to the kitchen and Wait, whats happening as she hurriedly stepped back toward the viewing area. B.J. Rajis improbable interception and return fo r a touchdown seemed to calm things as the Pack pushed the lead to a seem ingly safe to 21-7. It was then that I went to go pick up the carry-out dinner we had ordered, which saved me from whatever must have happened, what shrieks were heard as Hanie connected with Earl Bennett on a big touchdown pass to cut the lead to 21-14. Though Im guessing it was a Ron Santo-esque, with a higher pitch, Ohhhh nooooooooooooooooo!!!! !! And I wasnt yet back when the Bears, behind Hanie, began another driv e in the waning minutes tha t Im sure was getting way too close for comfort for my moms sake. So, for a game that I went into with an easy mind and a win either wa y, I sure came away from it with frayed nerves. Even as I was reminded of some of those long ago childhood dreams. Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at daniel.hoehne@newssun.com Continued from 1B Sunday mayhem FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated PressWASHINGTON College football conferences will get a record take of about $170 million from this years Bowl Championship Series games, including a new high of $24.7 million for the five conferences that dont get automatic bids to the BCS bowls. BCS officials say the higher figures were fueled by the new television contract with ESPN. In addition, the five conferences that don't get automatic bids were helped by the automatic berth earned by Texas Christian University. Those conferences g ot slightly more than la st years $24 million.. Under the BCS system six conferences get aut omatic bids to participate in top-tier bowl games whi le the other five don't. Those six conference s, which sent nine of the 1 0 teams to the BCS bow l games this year, will take in about $145 million. The Big Te n, Southeastern and Pac-1 0, which each had two team s in BCS bowls, will recei ve about $27.2 million eac h, while the ACC, Big Ea st and Big 12 will ea ch receive roughly $21.2 m illion. AP NewsBreak: Football conferences net record take

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A von Park Founders Garden ClubAVON PARK 2011 cale ndars with lovely photog raphs of flowers, trees and b uildings of Avon Park are n ow being sold at Albrittons B arbershop for $8 each. The c alendar, sponsored by the F ounders Garden Club, will s erve as a souvenir and a dvertisement of Avon Park. T he club plans to sell similar n ew calendars each year. M onies earned will help the c lub send Avon Park child ren to summer camp. The clubs annual D ecember 2010 Holiday B runch was again held at the i nteresting round home of m ember Jody Griffing. Each y ear, Griffing decorates her h ome for weeks before the c elebration and she serves w onderful food to members. T his annual brunch is much a nticipated by members. At city hall in December, M arie Sutherland apprised t he club that she received m any compliments this holid ay season on the wreaths a nd decorations made and p ut up by the Founders G arden Club. Because the f loating dock on Lake V erona needs repair, the club w as unable to also decorate t he float this year. Most recently, Sutherland d irected the planting of seve ral camellias in The Mall a cross from the Jacaranda H otel. Camellias used to g row in profusion in Avon P ark and it will be grand to s ee them growing again d owntown. The Mile-Long Mall is already beautiful after Sutherland was awarded grant monies to replace hurricane-damaged plants, trees and flowers. Tall new palms are also being planted across town. And the new curving sidewalks on The Mall will be convenient for strolling during Avon Parks March Mall Days. On Jan. 13, the Founders Garden Club embraced the new year at the home of member Rosemary Kunz, who served delicious goodies to eat. The 13 members presented greatly enjoyed Steve Sparkspresentation of No-Kill Bee Removal. Sparks, a Lake Placid beekeeper, raises bees for honey and removes unwanted bees for homeowners. Call Sparks at 441-5864 to buy healthful, unprocessed, Florida orange blossom honey, or to remove pesky bees, or to make a presentation to your group. Sparkspartner is John Bastinelli, who was a state beehive inspector for 13 years. One interesting fact that the garden club learned was this: Northern beekeepers bring their bees to Florida for orange blossom pollen. Snowbird bees? Then, Florida bees travel by semi trucks to California for one month when Florida orange trees arent in blossom. Then the bees ride back home. Another honey fact: The shelf life of honey is known to be 5,000-plus years. Archaeologists have found honey in Egyptian pyramids that is still good to eat. If honey crystallizes, just heat it and itll be good to eat again. The Founders Garden Clubs project for 2011 include a garden walk in March and assistance in selection of plants to Avon Parks Rotary Club. The club meets at 10 a.m. every second Thursday at the home of a member. The next meeting will be Feb. 10. For further information about the calendars or the club, call president Anita Helbig at 452-1207.Butterfly Friends SEBRING The Butterfly Friends met on Jan. 11 at Betty Podmores home. There were 11 members present plus four new members. Many items were discussed. Since the club is growing it is in need of a new location for monthly meetings. Guest Dee Dee Jacobson suggested the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center for the meetings. This was acceptable by everyone. It was decided that the group will start to meet at the Ag Center in Conference Room 2 at 1:30 p.m. March 8; however, the May, July, September and November meetings will be held in Conference Room 3. Everyone is eager to pull or cut all the damaged foliage of plants, but was told by Jacobson to hold off doing so in case another cold spell happens. She suggested to wait until the first part of March to trim plants. Many that look dead now will most likely come back to life. There was a discussion about the propagation of bu tterfly friendly plants. Many of the suggested plants hav e had the pollen removed due to the hybrid propagation process. When there is no pollen in the plants, the but terflies will not benefit. The sweet bay plant is a must-have for the yellow swallowtail butterfly. Red penta is another great plant for butterflies. Most pentas do not have the proper pollen. Make sure the plant s have the black center. Dwa rf www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011Page 5B STAINMASTERBRAVADO TEXTURE$330sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERIMPECCABLE PLUSH$379sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERWESTMINSTERBERBER$359sq ft installed w/pad POWER ALLEYPLUSH$259sq ft installed w/pad EVANSTONBERBER12x15 Ft$225sq ft installed w/padAREA RUGS TOO! TARKETT LAMINATE$199sq ft Visit Our 10,000 sq ft Showroom and See For Yourself Today! Stainmaster CARPET SALE OUTDOOR CARPET69sq ft FORTHENEWYEAR! CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy photo Mark Morton, senior vice president of Lykes Land Investments, speaks to Lake Placid Noon Rotary about the planned South Florida Logistics Center in Moore Haven. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID On Jan. 2 0, Mark Morton, senior vice p resident of Lykes Land I nvestments, made a present ation to Lake Placid Noon R otary about the planned S outh Florida Logistics C enter in Moore Haven. Based on the changes in s hipping traffic to occur upon t he 2014 opening of the w idened Panama Canal, l ogistics planners see a much bigger role for the port of Miami in inbound United States freight, as well as for backflow shipping to Asia. South Florida is seen as an ideal location for a logistics center, which would not only handle a large portion of this traffic but also would open the economy of Heartland Florida by serving its growing consumer markets and provide a new channel for U.S.-manufactured products. Morton is responsible for planning for the future economic diversification of Lykesland holdings, in concert with the core principles of conserving natural lands and continuing agricultural operations. Morton has been and is actively involved in state, regional, and local visioning, strategic planning, growth management, and economic development efforts. Morton speaks to LPRotary about planned logistics center Special to the News-SunSEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring met on Jan. 10 at the clubhouse. The Public Affairs Department was the host; chairwoman was Pat Wrzalinski. The 56 members and six guests were welcomed by president Betty Wickensimer. The group sang God Bless America, led by Mary Brenner and accompanied on the piano by Elizabeth Shewan. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was given; Chaplain Jerri Dees gave the devotional and blessing for the meal chicken lunch from KFC. Lucy Mull, Safe House outreach specialist, was the speaker. She gave an informative talk about their facility, services provided and how the center helps change lives for a better future for abuse victims. The Safe House is Wickensimers special project this year. This month the members donated phone cards to the Safe House as well as other needed items. Past president Bobbie Harrell was given a gift and a standing ovation from members for her hard work as the clubs rental chairman for many years. Gingerlee Mitchelllindo has now assumed these duties. Acheck for $1,000 was presented to Don Appelquist, executive director, South Florida Community College Foundation, for their scho larship fund. This amount will be matched by the college an d awarded to deservin g women who need to furth er their employment skills. Visitors are invited to jo in the club at its monthly mee tings held the secon d Monday of each mont h, October through May. Ca ll 385-7268 for membersh ip information. Womans Club hears about Highlands County Safe House Courtesy pho to Womans Club of Sebring Public Affairs chairwoman Pat Wrzalinski (right) introduced Lucy Mull as speaker of the Jan. 10 meeting. Snapshots Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 annually supports the Childrens Home Society in the Christmas season. Exalted Ruler Heide Stover (left) presents a $500 check to Carmen Barone of the Society. The Hansen Center (named after local residents X enon R. Hansen and his wife) is a licensed 20-bed emergency shelter care program for children who have been removed from their caretakers because of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Sebring Elks donation Continued on page 6B

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p entas will not attract butterf lies. Garden visits will continu e as well as being notified b y e-mail of the next meeti ng. Garden events will be a nnounced at a later date. C ommittees were set up for a ll future meetings. Lucy W heeler will serve as vice p resident and assist Betty P odmore with the meetings a nd other garden events. For i nformation about the B utterfly Friends, contact P odmore, 385-2605 or W heeler, 382-7465.Friendly Neighbors LAKE PLACID The F riendly Neighbors Club met a t the Toby the Clown F oundation on Jan. 18, with 1 2 members present. Those p resent were Gertie Lacy, A udrey Hancock, Louise P ick, Myrtle Lusk, Ruth B each, Katie Williams, Rose P anzarella, Blanche G lassbrook, Helen D assinger, Marilyn Moore a nd Amy Kovac. Refreshments were served b y Gertie Lacy. Devotions w ere read by Louise Pick, His Name is Wonderful. After the business meeti ng, the club stuffed eight d ozen clowns for the hospit als. The next meeting will be a t 9 a.m. on Feb. 15.Hibiscus Garden Club of Avon ParkAVON PARK The H ibiscus Garden Club of A von Park had its first 2011 m eeting on Jan. 13 in the h ome of Dorothian Myer. M ary Lou Lundblade was c o-hostess. President Nina Seibold p resented instruction and m aterial for mini plant gard ening in an egg shell. This i s interesting and appropriate f or a kitchen window or b reakfast table. It was r eported that all Mall C hristmas decorations are s tored. There are some pecans s till available for sale. Most members reported v ast freeze damage to their g ardens. Kim Pascoe won the spec ial daylily with instruction f or planting and care. The program was a slide p resentation of Daylily G ardens given by national d aylily judges Mary Lou L undblade and Dorothian M yer. They named each b loom, its hybridizer and l ocation, also answered lots o f questions. The next meeting is Feb. 1 0 at the home of Pat Kinser.TOPS FL Club 487SEBRING The Jan. 19 m eeting of TOPS 487, S ebring after chair exercises h ad 15 TOPS and nine K OPS giving the pledges. T OPS member Jim Butt was w elcomed to the chapter. Yes-yeses this week are p ortion control, exercise, b ack on track, food chart, w ater, fiber, fruit, vegetables and a good breakfast. Best Loser was Judy Phillips; she was Best Loser last week to receive the $1 coupon. Carolyn Patterson gave out charms for renewing at a lesser weight to Judy Alger, June Filippini, Bette Gillett, Marge Kingston, Judy Phillips and Shirley Slabaugh. Charms to KOPS in leeway for 12 straight weeks to Alice Bowen, June Filippini and Shirley Slabaugh. The 25-cent contest had 17 winners at 35 cents each and Leslie Maschue won $2.40 in the 10-cent contest. The Mystery Gift has returned and is with three weeks to go. Marge Jobin found more wrappings in the Attendance Box. The New Year-New Me contest: Judy Phillips has 113 points, Ginna Meissner has 90 and Marge Kingston has 81. Charlotte Hardys program was on Post Pig-Out Plan, a three-day detox diet. Call 382-7716 or 3853155 for information. Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. Fri. 9am 5pmCall us today: 863.385.3497 You may Hear Better Tomorrow SAY WHAT? AFFORDABLE ADVERTISING385-6155 UNIQUE WINDOW TREATMENTS863-402-04014204 Sebring Parkwaynext to Ruby Tuesdays, Sebring Verticals Horizontal Blinds Pleated Shades Roman Shades Valances Draperies Cornices Bed Spreads Blinds, Shades & ShuttersCustom Built For You 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497 Mon. Fri. 9am 4pm Closed Wednesdays lampekieferhearing.com Set it and forget it.Wi Series works with Starkeys SurfLink Media streamer, our setand-forget wireless transmitter.With SurfLink, theres no manual pairing involved. Once you plug it into your TV or stereo, youre done! It automatically streams sound directly to your hearing aids when your in range. You can transition from one device to another simply by moving from room to room. It lets other in the room listen to the TV or stereo at the volume they prefer. Introducing new Wi Series by Starkey the hearing aids designed to make listening easy and enjoyable again.Wi Series advanced features are engineered to: Reduce listening effort in noisy environments Improve listening to music and TV Help phone calls sound better Not whistle or buzz Fit comfortably, customized for your ears Courtesy photo T he Sebring Breakfast Lions Club will raffle off this golf cart. Proceeds go to 100 percent eye care in the community. John Wagner, raffle chairman, and Marlene von Merveldt, club president, stand with the cart. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets can contact any club member. The Lions meet at 7 a.m. every Thursday at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square to share breakfast and good fellowship. The winning ticket will be drawn Feb. 24. Continued from page 5B CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Snapshots Sebring Breakfast Lions raffling golf cart Special to the News-SunSEBRING Members of the Rotary Club of Highlands County had the privilege of hearing Kayla Griffin of Sebring tell about her plans for a mission trip. Kaylas trip will take her to 11 different countries in 11 months. Three countries are in South America, three in Africa, three in Asia and two in Eastern Europe. Some of the mission activities she will be involved in are working with widows and orphans, teaching English, running sports camps and practicing true religion. Her group will have about seven missionaries traveling together for The World Race, which is a ministry of Adventures in Missions. For more information about Kaylas trip go to kaylagriffin.theworldrace.org. The Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at Beef O Bradys in Sebring. Anyone interested in learning mo re about Rotary or in attendin g a meeting may conta ct Joyce Gordon at 446-2099 Griffin shares plan to visit 11 countries with Rotary Courtesy pho to Kayla Griffin speaks to the Rotary Club of Highlands County. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.

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Oriental medicine is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of Western medicine.AcupunctureAcupuncture is the 5000 year old Chinese system of natural healing. Fine sterile needles are inserted into specific points of the body to restore a balanced flow of energy. Through acupuncture, Qi (energy) is allowed to move freely throughout the body, reestablishing balance. This balance helps the body achieve higher levels of health and well-being.Chinese HerbsFor as long as people and plants have coexisted, herbal medicine has been around in some shape or form. It has been found to very helpful in treating conditions such as allergies, ADD and ADHD, menopausal syndrome, chronic pain and many, many other ailments.Jeanie O. Lee, D.A.O.M. Acupuncture Physician3101 MEDICAL WAY SEBRING, FLORIDA386-5050 Roy Cavalcant, MD Friendly, Courteous, Knowledgeable Where You Get the Time You Deserve 30 Years ExperienceSpecializing In Colonoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Digestive & Liver Diseases.MOST INSURANCEACCEPTED Credit/Debit Cards Accepted(863) 471-1888Heartland Professional Plaza 6801 US 27 N., Suite D-1 SebringBoard Certified Lily BassErin and Matthew Bass, of S ebring, announce the birth of a d aughter, Lily Joy at 3:17 a.m., on J an. 17, 2011, at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, Sebring. Lily weighed 1 pounds, 3 ounces a nd measured 13 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are R ichard and Diana Pisklo of S ebring. Paternal grandparents are Robert B ass and Diane Duvall of Sebring.Levi BryanJennifer Mangold and Jacob B ryan, of Okeechobee, announce t he birth of a son, Levi Norman at 5 :04 p.m., on Jan. 22, 2011, at H ighlands Regional Medical C enter, Sebring. Levi weighed 7 pounds, 15 o unces. Maternal grandfather is Michael Mangold. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Anita Bryan.Colt FairclothCynthia Falk and Christopher Faircloth, of Frostproof, announce the birth of a son, Colt Tanner at 10:11 p.m., on Jan. 13, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Colt weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Michael and Debby Falk of Frostproof. Paternal grandparents are Helena Roland and Tod and Tessie Faircloth of Sebring.Elina FordNelly and Tony Ford, of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Elina Soleil at 7:23 a.m., on Jan. 17, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Elina weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Camilo and Carmen Guzman of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Dan and Marite Ford of Miami.TyShon JonesCharel Jones and Travis Fogle, of Avon Park, announce the birth of a son, TyShon Lamar at 7:16 p.m., on Jan. 16, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. TyShon weighed 7 pounds and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Toni Jones and Brian Jones of Avon Park. Paternal grandparents are Gwendolyn Fogle and Hezekiah Fogle of Avon Park.Anna LambertHeather Steven Lambert, of Frostproof, announce the birth of a daughter, Anna Catherine at 5:56 p.m., on Jan. 20, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Anna weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Michael and Kelly Wilbanks; Allene and Donnie Martinaw. Paternal grandparents are Eddie and Jane Lambert.Abigail WigginsAshley Newsom and Evan Wiggins, of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail AnnMarie at 9:46 a.m., on Jan. 16 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartlan d Medical Center, Sebring. Abigail weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18.25 inche s in length. CELEBRATIONS Birth Announcements CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births,engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 25th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. 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Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, January 26, 2011www.newssun.com T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. T ODAY 50 Plus Singles C onnection is an activities c lub for all persons over 50. M embers gather for dinner at v arious local restaurants and h ave other activities. The g roup meets at Beef OBradys o n the last Wednesday of each m onth at 6 p.m. For informat ion call 452-1669. Adult Children of A lcoholics and D ysfunctional Families. New L ife Group meets W ednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at G race Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. F or details, call 446-0461. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. For d etails, 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, Avon P ark. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the fourth Monday of t he month at the Sebring D aybreak Office from 7-8:30 p .m. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3 85-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. For details, call Sandra Y ates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship G roup meets 7 p.m. For d etails, call 381-9005 or 3819 007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. t he second and fourth W ednesday at the club, 12921 U .S. 98, Sebring. For details c all 655-4007.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Members meet at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday for a business meeting and dinner. Make dinner reservations by calling 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for more information. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Spaghetti dinner on the fourth Wednesday of each month. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jims Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. For details, call 655-4505. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Herons Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. 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. For details, call 471-3557. Sebring Kiwanis Club meets noon, Homers Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:30-7:30 p.m. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 3814410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3827716 or 314-9485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 6995444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 6:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. For details, call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 and Auxiliary travel to Royal Care Nursing Home in Avon Park the last Wednesday. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimers Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. For details, call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts, an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. For details, call 655-3274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. For details, call 385-8118. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last years dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@ samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m. at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. 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 Chapter 260 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. For details, call 465-4345. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 4652661. 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 Peppercorns, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT), a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Master Gardeners of Highlands County meets 9 a.m. every fourth Thursday at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center, Sebring. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). For details, call Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call (863) 773-5714. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, call Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Ridge Area Writers meet at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcome. Call 465-5254. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays, 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has enrollment at 8 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98 East, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 3823735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sweet Adelines Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. For details, call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-2:30 and plays bingo at 2 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. V eterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours ar e from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Better Breathers Club Support Group This American Lung Association affiliated group meets the last Friday of each month, at 12:0 0 pm in Conference Room 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun n Lake Blvd. Contact Mike Napper, RRTat (863)402-345 0 for more information. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m., EZ Intermediate classe s are at 10 a.m., and Intermediate classes are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflectio n on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Ca ll Julieat 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-1 1 a.m. Friday. For more informa tion, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Ca ll 471-0559. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours begin ning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.5 0 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Hi-12 Club meets at noon on the fourth Friday at the Lake Placid Elks except in June, July and August. All Masons and their ladies are welcome. Call 465 3038. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-1 1 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. Call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. Mor e information at www.naflheartland.org. COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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SEBRING Tanglewood w ill be very activein the c oming weekwith a number o f activities generating funds f or the Tanglewood R esidentsCancer Benefit. Saturday evening, we pull o ut all the stops as the T anglewood Actors Guild p uts on an evening of fine f ashions from Belk, Dress B arn, Ideal Golf, Maxcys M ens Wear, Steve & Co. and S ues Cubby Hole Boutique. T here will be great entertainm ent and good food at the USATour for the Cure F ashion Show sponsored by N ewsom Eye and Edward J ones-Alan J. Holmes. Final ticket sales willbeat t he Tanglewood Clubhouse T hursday between 3 and 4 p .m.. On Tuesday, Feb. 1, the T anglewood Tennis Club will h ost a fundraising tournam ent. Heartland National Bank is s ponsoring a Lasagna Dinner o n Wednesday, Feb. 2, with s ittings at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. F ollowing each sitting, T angledwood residents will b e entertained by three of the H eartlands most accomp lished singers. Shannon M arrero, 2010 Heartland Idol C hampion, Lindsey Sears, r unner-up in the 2010 H eartland Idol competition a nd Bob Leonardo, 2010 H eartland Idol Senior C hamp, have each offered to d onate their time and t alentfor the Cancer Benefit. Bingo takes center stage o n Thursday, Feb. 3. On Saturday, Feb. 5, Sun n Lake Golf Course will host T anglewoods annual Golf F ore the Cure. Also on Saturday, Feb. 5, t he petanque players will be h olding a tournament with all p roceeds going to cancer r esearch. SEBRING The Italian D inner served Wednesday, J an. 12, was a great success. A capacity crowd enjoyed n umerous pasta dishes, sala ds, garlic bread and tasty d esserts prepared by internat ional (turned Italian) cooks f or the evening. Wendy and her group had t urned the former yuletide t ree into Italiano for the e vent, plus several other a ccessories, including red c hecked tablecloths, were v ery festive and appropriate. J anet Johns shared Italian j okes joined by others from t he audience to round out a f un evening. Thanks to all w ho contributed. Nice to see Marthe and W ally Fortin, who arrived in t he park after New Years. N ewcomers Adi and Ellie S chweitzer returned just this w eek. They purchased Fran a nd Peter Mienstras home on T own and Country B oulevard. back in 2010 fall b ut returned north. Also a rriving later in the season w ere Gary and Alan, Crystal a nd Larry, and Ron and N ancy, all from the P lattsburgh, N.Y. area. W elcome to all. Welcome to Marian H ibbard, who has been a visi tor/renter for a few years but n ow has purchased her own h ome at Town and Country B oulevard. Marian comes to u s from Claremont, N.H., n orthern home of the J ohnsons and Mattsons. They o bviously have done a good j ob spreading the word about o ur fine park. We know you w ill enjoy your new home, M arian. Several residents have had v isiting family members r ecently. Janet and Michelle J ohns enjoyed several folks i n from Indiana. Dawns mother had been visiting from Canada and now Dawn and Cliff are enjoying daughter/son-in-law Breanna, Kevin and daughters. Jean, from upstate New York, Nancy Brennans mother, is loving our warmer days and activities. Wendy Johnsons sister has been maintaining the household while Hal and Wendy are enjoying a Caribbean cruise. Welcome to all our visitors! Sincere sympathy is extended to Toby and Bette Chapel on the passing of Tobys sister, Patricia, in Dotham, Ga. Toby and Bette commented that the siblings had enjoyed a wonderful reunion last November and how thankful they are for those memories. As we age, we do find the family gatherings are ever so cherished. Weekly activities have been thriving with our full park. Monday, we had 19 at the weekly coffee clutch. Lots of chatter and ideas spring forth from this groupone being the new low impact aerobics in the clubhouse commencing this week. Six ladies so far have joined the group Tuesday through Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Marge Mace is the leader. Some go directly from inside aerobics to water aerobics. Good going, gals! The warmer days have brought activity to the pool area once more. Thank you managers for comfort of the heated pool and great hot tub! Water aerobics have resumed and eight ladies thoroughly enjoyed our day on Thursday, especially being entertained by the flyers coming in for the Sebring Air Show. Our weekly Bible study began Jan. 7 led by Carl Martin, who is volunteering until our regular pastor arrives. The Barbers are in Tennessee with their daughter, who has been having some health problems but with everyones prayers, we trust they will be in soon. We meet Fridays at the clubhouse 10 a.m. All other activities continue as scheduled. Bill LaPeer is still convalescing but is showing much improvement. We have seen him out and about with Angel and in his classy PTCruiser. Happy for the progress, Bill. Town and Countrys parkwide garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bake sale, coffee, doughnuts, lunch items will be available in the clubhouse. Parking is on Cooper Road, but golf carts will be available for those needing assistance. Come and enjoy the bargains, enjoy lunch and pick up some baked goods for later use. Wendy has plenty of volunteers to assist you. We look forward to welcoming everyone; take time to visit the mobile homes available in the park offered either through the office or individual homeowners. Our new 2011 addition is set up and ready for occupancy. An attractive home waiting for an owner! February birthdays include: Gisela Bukantis, Wilma Burr, Harold McKeen, Betty Probst, Leo Boisvert, Dan Wolma, Joyce Glassbrook, Daphne Rigle, Bess Wyse, Marie Taylor, Georgie Kreuser, Wanda Bogaczyk, Ray and Nancy Dubuque. Very best wishes to all on their special day! The Highlands County Red Cross garage sale is Saturday, Feb. 12 in the parking lot adjoining the Red Cross office, 106 Medical Center Avenue (behind Highland Regional Hospital). Donations are needed, accepted and appreciated. For further information, contact the office at 386-4440. LAKEPLACID Sunday evening, Jan. 16, the Military Soup and Sandwich Committee served 197 dinners to the residents of Tropical Harbor. The menu was homemade ham and bean soup or chicken noodle soup with a ham salad sandwich and a choice of beverage and dessert. If the crowd attending gets any bigger, Im afraid well have to serve people in two shifts. It is a program that everyone supports. Monday morning coed coffee, our hosts who prepared the coffee and doughnuts were Rick and Brenda Knoche and Bill and Dee Kindred. Our emcee was a favorite stand up Canadian comic Donna Vanden Bergh. Everyone loves her jokes. She turned her mike over to George Susco, who asked if we had any more people coming from the North. With that Lee Griffen stood up to say that he and his wife just returned after leaving Michigan. He and Dee have been spending winters in Tropical Harbor for that past 22 years. All were happy to see them back. Also, we had Dave Slagel from Ohio. George then asked if the Super Bowl tickets have gone on sale yet? He had an appointment so He turned the mike back to Donna, who asked if we had a piano player present. Laura Bailie volunteered. Donna read the names of persons celebrating their birthday the week of Jan. 16-23. We all sang Happy Birthday to Dee Griffith, Grace Becker and Sylvia Fitch. Next she read the names of residents celebrating their anniversary. We had no one present for this occasion. Donna thanked Laura for providing the music. Next, she asked persons involved with activities to come forward. Carol Noel told the group that this was truly a Sunshine report. She had no one on her get-well list. She also told everyone that the committee who helped serve the Military Soup and Sandwich did a wonderful job. All applauded in agreement. Jim Hogan told the group that the next Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday, Feb. 5, from 8-10 a.m. Louis Wackershauser told the group that people from Wisconsin are invited to go to Anna Maria Island Feb. 9 to enjoy the food and music and get together with other Wisconsin families. The cost is $5 per person. Its lots of fun. You can contact him if you need directions. Grace Becker told about the first dance, which is Saturday, Jan. 29, beginning at 8 p.m. The music is from the s and s the cost is $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Chips and ice are furnished. Fred White told the group that the instructions for the various computer programs will be on the large scre en overhead. Bring you lapto ps if you have them otherwi se you can take notes. The co st is $10 per year. The class es are held each Thursday fro m 10 a.m. to noon. Brenda Knoche told t he group she has tickets on sa le for Crazy Cards, so circ le your calendar for Saturda y, Feb. 12, beginning at 7 p.m and plan to attend. Ticke ts are $3 each and coffee an d dessert will be served. The re will be lots of prizes and a fun night for everyon e. Proceeds go to Nu Hope a much needed charitab le organization. Our emcee and coff ee maker was Alice Fazio.. W e had 18 women attend. T he meeting was brief becau se ladies lunch out was al so scheduled. We had 76 women atten d the luncheon at the Oli ve Garden. Our hostesses in charge of the arrangemen ts were Phyllis Herritt an d Carol Noel. The Mustan gs also attended their Men s lunch out on Jan. 18 and th ey had 18 men attend the ir luncheon at the No Fril ls Grill in Lake Placid. Woodhaven Estate bridge scoresSEBRING Here are t he scores for Woodhav en Estates Bridge this week. Party Bridge: First plac e, Elwyn Gafner; second plac e, Joan Lewis; and third plac e, Pauline Biggerstaff. 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(My feeling exactly!) 65 Shrek! author William 67 Unsettle 68 ___-deucey 69 With 47-Across, onetime Chinese premier 70 2009 sci-fi role for Chris Pine 72 73 Hemingway, once 74 Fly catcher 75 Whiff 78 Expensive bar 80 Silly singing 81 Main 82 Prefix with carpal 84 ___ apparatus (cell organelle) 86 School whose motto is Latin for Never tickle a sleeping dragon 87 Typee sequel 88 Rock, in modern lingo 91 Cry of accomplishment 93 Neighborhood west of the Bowery 94 Kicks in 96 Stonewallers' statements 101 Acronym for a small-runway aircraft 102 Sent to the freethrow line 103 Like some jokes and jobs 104 Van Gogh painting that sold for a record $53.9 million in 1987 105 Prefix with con 106 Cut a fine figure? 110 Earth shade 111 0.2% of a ream 112 Tends, as sheep 113 1960s dance, with the 114 Trillion: Prefix 115 Risk territory east of Ukraine 116 Rook 117 Cozy corner 118 Look badly? 121 The Silver State: Abbr. 122 Soft & ___ 124 Ice cream mogul Joseph 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 232425 26272829 3031323334 35363738394041 424344454647 4849505152535455 5657585960 6162636465 66676869707172737475 76777879 80818283848586878889 9091929394 9596979899 100101102103104105106 107108109110111112 113114115116117118119 120121122123124 125126127 128129130 Solution on page 9B Have you been wearing your heart on your sleeve? Do you perceive that you have been wronged in some way by others? Are you wearing all the wrongs like a cloak of armor? Have these wrongs been the foundation for your whining? Are they what have kept you from FLYing? Armor is heavy stuff. When we blame others we need to look closely at our own actions. This is why we tell you that this is a no whining zone. Tribes used to sacrifice a poor innocent goat for their sins. They would heap all their sins on the scapegoat and send it out into the wilderness. Have all the wrongs been heaped upon you. Do you feel like the scapegoat? Are you acting like a martyr? Have you been hoarding these wrongs? This is just like we do with clutter, we hold on to things past their usefulness. When we get our feelings hurt it is best to discuss it as soon as possible. The longer it festers the worse it is on you. Are you hearing this? The person who has wronged you may not even know they have done anything to hurt your feelings or they may not even care. If you dont talk about it and clear the air; you will be the only one suffering. Discussing the wrong will let you know two things; they are mean and need to be prayed for, or they didnt know they had hurt your feelings and they apologize. Either way you have released the wrong and it is no longer being hoarded. Some of you are going to argue that it is not easy to forgive and forget. If you notice, I didnt say forget. When a snake shows its fangs this is a warning. If you pick that snake up and put it in your pocket; whose fault is it when you get bitten. Forgiveness is the gift you give yourself. You get what you give. But if you give in order to get, you will always be left wanting. Lets symbolically take off that armor of wrongs. Put each wrong on a Post-It Note. Imagine that you peel each wrong off your sleeve and put it in an old pie pan. Then take it ou tside or put it in your fire place and put a match to them. As you watch your wrongs (the ones you have been hoarding) go up in smoke send a prayer of gra titude up with it. Be thankfu l that you no longer have to hold on to this and thankfu l that now you know. Leanne and I also have a whole chapter in our book, Body Clutter, devoted to forgiveness. I just listened to our new audio version. This chapter is powerful. My wish for you in this new year is that you release the wrongs by forgiving oth ers and yourself and open u p your wings to FLY! For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her Web site and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections published by Random House and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter published by Simon and Schuster. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley Used by permission in this publication. Is your armor keeping you down? FLY Lady Leanne Ely DearAbby: I have an issue that has m e concerned, and I need some experti se. I have a problem with anger. I d ont know what triggers it. It happens o ut of the blue sometimes. I have never struck out in anger t oward another person, but people have w itnessed my outbursts and seemed t aken aback by the behavior. The i nstances occur every month or two. Im a nice guy. I would bend over b ackward to help someone if I could. M y verbal explosions contradict who I a m inside. Do you have any suggest ions on what I can do to control my t emper in these situations? Hothead in New Jersey DearHothead: Anger is a normal e motion. Everyone has experienced it a t one time or another. When primitive m en and women were faced with a p otential threat, they reacted instinct ively with either fear or anger. It was n atures way of enabling us to run a way or fight back. Even infants disp lay anger by screaming or holding t heir breath until they turn red. And w eve all seen older children throw t antrums, holler and throw things. Whatever is causing your angry outb ursts, it is important to analyze what h as been triggering them. Being out of w ork, unable to pay ones bills or feeling unfairly treated can arouse feelings of anger. Being hurt emotionally by someone can cause it, too. People have been known to become angry if their beliefs or values are questioned or threatened. Low self-esteem can also cause people to feel easily threatened. Many people who suffer from chronic low selfesteem feel they must continually prove themselves. To compensate for their feelings of inadequacy, they are driven to win every battle, whether at sports or in an argument. People who are overly tired have been known to lash out without real provocation. Being physically ill can have the same effect. (You can break that cycle by simply explaining that youre not feeling well and ask for patience because your temper is short at such times.) Depression, drugs and alcohol abuse have long been known to cause people to lose control of their emotions and say and do things they later regret. I publish a booklet, The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It, that was created to help people learn to control their anger. For people of all ages, it is a kind of survival guide to help them understand their anger and appropriately deal with it. It can be ordered by sending your name and mailing address, plus a check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds), to Dear Abby Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. Most of us have been trained from early childhood to suppress anger. But it is even more important to learn to express it in ways that are constructive rather than destructive. Anger can be a positive emotion if it is channeled in the right direction. Uncontrolled, it can be a killer. Now that we have become somewhat one hopes civilized adults, the challenge we face when something angers us is how to deal with it effectively and constructively, rather than thoughtlessly reacting. 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. Nice Guy wants some control over his explosions of anger Dear Abby The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Associated PressNEWYORK Its a F antastic Four farewell with t he revelation Tuesday of w ho among them has been s elected to be written out of t he super hero team. While Marvel E ntertainment has made no s ecret that a member of the q uartet, which was introd uced in August 1961, would d ie, exactly who among the g roup would fall has been a c losely held secret, until the r elease of issue No. 587. Its the Human Torch, leavi ng teammates Mr. Fantastic, I nvisible Woman and the T hing to pick up the pieces a nd move forward. Fifty years after cosmic rays transformed him into a man ablaze, the Human Torch will burn no more as the pop culture purveyor of super heroes and villains embarks on an ambitious story line that ends the Fantastic Four. In the newest issue of one of the companys longestrunning comic books, Johnny Storms life is taken amid a massive battle that writer Jonathan Hickman has been scripting for a year-and-half. Illustrator Steve Epting did the art. Hickman, along with his editor, Tom Brevoort, have been unsurprisingly mum on what the future may hold for the characters, but one thing is certain, the end is nigh for the Fantastic Four next month. Brevoort, senior vice president for publishing at Marvel told The Associated Press that is the final issue of the Fantastic Four. Beyond that, were not ready to say exactly what were doing. There wont be an issue 589. All he would say about the future was that the various subplots and threads that Hickman has written will converge in a new thing that will be exciting and different and yet, very familiar and very much the same. After half century, its 1 Fantastics farewell

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Tri-DippingCreate a rainbow effect with 3 layers of color! Works with any trio of Candy Melt colors, or try light, medium and dark shades of the same color. Lighten Candy Melt colors by adding melted White Candy Melts.Triple DippersEach serves 1 Medium Cake Ball Pops Dark Cocoa, White and any favorite color Candy Melts, melted Candy ColorSet (optional) Dip cake ball pops completely in melted cocoa or white candy; place in Decorating Stand and chill until firm. Create 2 shades of each candy color by adding more or less White Candy Melts, or using Candy Colors. Dip pops in lightest candy shade, covering bottom 2/3; chill until firm. Dip pops in darkest candy shade, covering bottom 1/3; chill until firm. T o access another POPS! t echnique, use a scanner app o n your smart phone to read t his QR code.FAMILYFEATURES S weets on a stick are the perfect treat. Theres a pop for all seasons, all reasons. For parties, desserts, everyday and special occasions, pops are tops! They can be as simple as classic cake ball pops crumbled cake mixed with icing, then shaped i nto balls and dipped into melted candy. Or, create h undreds of other pop shapes and flavors from cake, b rownies, cookies and crispy cereal treats. These recipes are only the beginning. Pops! S weets on a StickTM, a new book from Wilton, feat ures 112 pages packed with pops. Visit w ww.wilton.com to order the book, pops supplies, f ind recipes and much more. Pop to it!The Stars Are AlignedEach serves 1 1 box (18 ounces) yellow cake mix Eggs, waterand vegetable oil to make mix Cookie Treat Sticks Yellow, Blue, Orange, Green* and Red Candy Melts Preheat oven to 350F. Spray Silicone Star Pops Mold with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, prepare cake mix following package instructions. Pour into prepared mold supported by cookie sheet, filling cavities 2/3 full; insert sticks. Bake 16 to 21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in mold 20 minutes; remove from mold to cooling grid and cool completely. Melt Candy Melts in disposable decorating bags. Cut tip of bag and pipe top, bottom and middle stars with melted candy; let set. Pipe remaining 2 stars; let set. Pipe outline details using melted candy. *Mix green and yellow candy for green shown in photo.Try Trifocals!Each serves 1 Medium Cake Ball Pops White, Red, Orange and Green Candy Melts, melted Garden Candy ColorSet (black used) Candy Eyeballs, spice drops, banana-shaped hard candies Dip cake balls in melted candy. Place in Decorating Stand; chill until firm. With pointy knife, cut small holes in sides of cake balls for ears. Insert banana candy, securing with melted candy. Cut small piece of spice drop and shape for nose. Attach nose and eyes with melted candy. Pipe black tinted candy mouth, let set. Pipe white candy dot teeth.Cocoa KabobsEach serves 1 Small and Medium Cake Balls,* not on sticks Light Cocoa and White Candy Melts, melted Turtle Crunch, Cookies N Cream Crunch, toasted coconut, chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips 11 3/4-inch Lollipop Sticks Dip cake ball pops in melted cand y. Roll in various toppings. Let set o n parchment-covered cake board. Us e melted candy in disposable decora ting bag to pipe a ring of candy about 4 inches from end of stick; chill until firm, then overpipe. Place sticks on parchment-covered cake board until firm. Slide four cake balls onto prepared sticks, alternating sizes. *2 cake balls each size per kabob. Basic Cake Ball Pops1 box (about 18 ounces) cake mix 1 box (about 3.4 ounces) instant pudding mix 4 eggs 1 cup water 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup Creamy White Decorator Icing 1 bag (14 ounces) Candy Melts Lollipop Sticks Preheat oven to 350F. Spray two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans or one 13 x 9 x 2-inch sheet pan with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil; beat at medium speed with electric mixer 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans; 35 to 40 minutes for sheet pan, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling grid and cool completely. Divide cake in half; freeze one half for future use. In large bowl, use hands to crumble cake until no large chunks remain. Add icing; mix with fingers until well combined. Form mixture into balls. Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours. Melt Candy Melts according to package directions. Dip sticks into melted Candy Melts and insert into cake balls; let set. Wait until candy is completely firm before dipping the pops completely in melted Candy Melts. Yields 48 tablespoons Makes 48 1-tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1 1/4-inch diameter) Makes 24 2-tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1 1/2-inch diameter) Makes 16 3-tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1 3/4-inch diameter) The Stars Are Aligned Try Trifocals! Cocoa Kabob s 1.Start with a pop that has already been completely candy dipped and chilled as yourbase color. Dip pop 2/3 deep in second colorof melted Candy Melts. Tap and chill until set. 2.Dip pop 1/3 deep in third Candy Melt color. Tap to remove excess. 3.Place pop on parchmentcovered cake board and chill until firm.