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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING Under a blue sky Thursday morning, at least 400 people gathered under a tent at the Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House & Resource Center at 1110 Hammock Road to celebrate its opening and take a moment to remember the many individuals who made the center possible. The mood was bittersweet, a mix of elation, pride and sorrow, as the audience congratulated a difficult job well done and mourned two of the men most responsible for its success local attorney Jim McCollum and Bud Somers, whose beloved wife Donna passed away while in hospice care. Both men were at the groundbreaking ceremony a year ago, but neither is alive today Somers passing while himself in hospice care. Kathy Fernandez, president and CEO of HPC Healthcare, the larger organization of which Good Shepherd is now a part, fought tears as she told the story of how the hospice house came about. She said it started with a phone call from McCollum, who had By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Zachery Wayne Korzep, a prisoner who walked away from an inmate work program on Tuesday, was returned to custody on Wednesday. Korzep, 27, was located in an abandoned home in Lake Placid around 1 p.m. after a tip was called in to the Highlands County Sheriff's Office. Tips led deputies to believe that Korzep was armed, so the Special Response and Hostage Negotiation teams were activated, but the apprehension went safely. According to an HCSO press release, deputies were dispatched around 10 a.m. Tuesday to search for Korzep, who walked off of a work detail around 9 a.m. Members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were called in after Korzep was seen heading east from the landfill into open pasture near the bombing range. The HCSO stated th at Korzep's girlfriend, Tera L ee Late pins propel Streaks past DevilsPAGE1BPanel: Financial crisis was preventablePAGE7ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, January 28-29, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 12 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 68 39Complete Forecast PAGE 10A Plenty of sun and cool temperatures Forecast Question: If you had to choose, would you pick your pet over your significant other? Next question: Should the county be funding public housing? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Inside Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453O nline: www.newssun.com Yes 29.4% No 70.6% Total votes: 85 Classifieds8A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby9B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review9B Religion6B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle9B Index Super Bowl survival guidePAGE10B By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comSEBRING The county's meeting an d budget workshop held on Tuesday nig ht drew a crowd, and the crowd wanted le ss spending. One the agenda were three items th at peaked public input, including new wate rway signs, funding for the DeSoto Habit at for Humanity and a general budget discussion. Attorney Cliff Rhodes of Sebring and Marlene Barger of Lake Placid pointed out that the county's budget has doubled in the last 10 years while population growth since 2000 has only risen 13 percent. "I was here in 2000, and got along just fine. I would suggest you pull out the 2000 budget and take a look at it," Rhodes said. "My property is valued less today than it was in the year 2000. You need to look at that and what we did in the ye ar 2000 and use that as a measure." "I am not showing that the budget do ubled in the last 10 years. I hope that wh en the county buys fuel, we can buy that fu el at the year 2000 prices. It sounds simpl e, and very easy, but it is not," counter ed Bernis Gainer, the director of the county 's Office of Budget and Management. "One of the primary processes that w e will go through this year is what servic es Citizens want less spending County budget workshop draws vocal crowd I would suggest you pull out the 2000 budget and take a look at it.'CLIFF RHODES Sebring attorney Home'Special section gives tips for home improvement By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Peru. Thailand. South Africa. Those are just a few of the countries local missionary Kayla Griffin will be spending her time throughout the year. After graduation form Sebring High School in 2008, Griffin attended Great Commission Bible Institute here in Sebring. At GCBI, Griffin studied and learned the Bible and became a more confident Christian and Bible interpreter. In 2010, Griffin had plans of attending the University of Central Florida, however God had different plans for her life. "I was in Orlando in August on the day I was supposed to move into my apartment, but when I got there I found out my lease had fell through and someone else was moving into the apartment while I was there," explained Griffin. The incident was a discouraging one, causing Griffin to question what to d o next. "Everything that I h ad planned to do for my life w as falling apart. I didn't kno w what to do. On the ride hom e I prayed and prayed," Griff in said. As Griffin continued to pray she kept getting pull ed to do more missions. Griff in had been told about T he World Race Organization b y her cheerleading coach wh en she was 18. At the tim e, Griffin was unable to app ly to be a part of the missio n because of her age; howeve r, when her coach mentioned it SHSgraduate has got the whole world in her plans News Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Kayla Griffin is taking an 11-month mission trip that begins this summer. Griffin will spend one month in each country. The SHS graduate will help out at orphanages, teach Christianity and build homes in many areas. Will visit 11 countries in 11 months on mission trip See GRIFFIN, page 3A Korzep Brown Escaped county inmate apprehended in LP Girlfriend charged with helping him walk away from work detail See INMATE, page 7A See BUDGET, page 7A Hospice House comes alive News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Judge Peter Estrada, left, greets visitors Thursday morning during the grand opening of the Bud & Donna Somers Hospice House & Resource Center in Sebring. Hundreds of people lined up to tour the new state-of-the-art facility. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The new Bud & Donna Somers Hospice House & Resource Center draws a large crowd Thursday during the grand opening ceremonies in Sebring. See HOSPICE, page 3A www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and
LP Art League's show and sale is SaturdayLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Art League 24th annual Art Show and Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center, U.S. 27 South in Sebring. Free admission, door prizes all day and refreshments available.HLT has matinee performance for scholarship fundSEBRING There will be a special matinee performance of Harvey'to benefit the Lake Placid Woman's Club Scholarship Fund at 1 p.m. Saturday at Highlands Little Theater. Tickets include show and dessert for $25 per person. Call 465-3163 or 4659508.County Cattlemen's Sweetheart contest entries due Feb. 7SEBRING The search is on for this year's Highlands County Cattlemen's Sweetheart. Each entrant must be 17 by June 1, 2011 and not over 23 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2011 and must be or will be a high school graduate by June 30, 2011. The entrant must never have been married or have had any children. The entrant must be the daughter of a member in good standing of the Highlands County Cattle Association for the past two years. The member must reside in Highlands County. The Highlands County Cattlemen's Sweetheart, if chosen, must be able to represent the association at agricultural events, fairs and parades and be willing to speak at various civic meetings when invited. The entrant must also be willing to compete at state level in June at the Florida Cattlemen's Convention in Marco Island. The entrant must send a picture along with a 500word essay explaining how you will promote the beef industry as the Highlands County Cattlemen's Sweetheart. Entries must be received by Feb. 7, and should be sent to Donna Howerton, P.O. Box 642, Sebring, FL 33871-0642; or e-mail email@example.com m. Call 655-0282 for more information.Fashion Show for Tanglewood Cancer Benefit SaturdaySEBRING The Tanglewood Actors Guild is announces that they will present a fashion show, "TAG's USATour for the Cure Tour," at 7 p.m. Saturday with all proceeds going to the Tanglewood Residents'Cancer Benefit. The evening is sponsored by Newsom Eye and Edward Jones-Alan J. Holmes. Twenty-eight models will strut their stuff on the Tanglewood stage, modeling fashions from Belk, Dress Barn, Ideal Golf, Maxcy's Men's Wear, Steve & Company and Sue's Cubby Hole Boutique. As well as fashions, there will be musical numbers from across the United States performed by a live band and some very talented singers. The action on stage will be rounded out with dazzling dance numbers. In addition to the fashions, music and dance, hot hors d'ouevres and refreshing desserts will be served. Guests are invited to provide their own drinks. Get a group of eight together and book a table. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, January 28, 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 News Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLA R Kindergarten student Cassidy Halcomb submerges her hand in water during a science experiment at Park Elementary. Second grade instructor Terry Wellington (center) aids Halcomb. Her brother, third grader Elisha (left) watches as Ivan Garcia writes down his analysis. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK There were lots of e xperiments and analysis going on at the P ark Elementary Science Fair recently. S tudents in all grades were busy showi ng off their hard work to their parents a nd were happy to participate in other s tudents experiments. Throughout the school, classrooms w ere filled with parents, students and f aculty members learning all about new t hings the students had on display. One of the most popular rooms was t he second graders'experiment called t he Blubber Mittens experiment. Two of t he rooms at Park were crammed with e ager minds wanting to participate. The second graders created a glovelike object using Ziploc bags. Inside one bag was lard. That bag was sealed and placed inside a second Ziploc bag. The students were asked to place their hands in a bowl of ice water without the lard Ziploc bag. The students then took notes on what the water felt like without anything on their hands. The next step of the experiment was for students to place their hands into the double Ziploc bags just below the bag containing the lard. The students then submerged their hands into the same ice bowl and described the difference between each. "It's not that cold," said Cassidy Halcomb, a kindergarten student. Halcomb was visiting her older brother Elisha at Park on that evening and was happy to take part in the experiments. "The point of the Blubber Mittens experiment was to show students how whales'body fat protects them from the cold, icy waters they are in," said second-grade teacher Terry Wellington. The Blubber Experiment was just one of many experiments and demonstrations. Others included a wave-sound experiment, a penny experiment and a paper rocket experiment. This was Park Elementary's third annual science fair and both students and parents alike enjoyed the evening of learning and fun. Park Elementary science fair intrigues minds Not as bad as it looks Continued on page 6A POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Jan. 26: Faustino Librado Bautista, 29, of Sebring, was chaged with operating a motor vehicle without a license. Tera Lee Brown, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with aiding a prisoner escape. John Barclay Cooke, 34, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Noel George Dennis, 59, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license. Lacey Lynn Free, 25, of Avon Park, was charged with probation violation reference simple battery. Muriel Rena Newson, 54, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer without violence. Efrain Giovanni Rosario Figuero, 18, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Mirian Salgado, 21, of Sebring, was charged with battery, Laci Shea Stapleton, 26, of Melbourne, was charged with probation violation reference petit theft. Shawn Michael Voy, 31, of Sebring, was charged with an out-ofcounty warrant for defrauding a pawn broker and dealing in stolen property. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Jan. 25: Kyle Lee Adkins, 18, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of possession of marijuana, two counts of possession and or use of drug equipment, and possession of a controlled substance without prescription. Julian Ross Alamia, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana and two counts of violation of probation reference burglary of an unoccupied structure/conveyance and grand theft. Charles Gregory Cotten, 29, of Orlando, was charged with failure to appear reference refusal to submit to BA test as required. Kevin Thomas Crain, 44, of Sebring, was charged with simple assault. Jennifer Marie Dinatale, 38, of Sebring, was charged with possession of harmful new legend Continued on page 7A News-Sun staffSEBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency and Sebring Gold's Gym are presenting a Pilates in the Park event at Circle Park downtown, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. People are encouraged to bring a mat or towel with them. The session should last abut 50 minutes and is free of charge. Jeff Satterfield of Gold's Gym said pilates "is goo d for every exercise level. I t's a mix of yoga, tai-chi, an d stretching, a really goo d class for flexibility. It pr ovides a light cardiovascul ar workout." After the class, Gold 's Gym will give a free on emonth membership to a lucky participant and w ill distribute free week-lon g passes to everyone wh o attends. Pilates in the Park Saturday on the Circle Special to the News-SunAVON PARK MidFlorida Credit Union has opened its fourth branch location in Highlands County at 930 U.S. 27 in Avon Park. The 3,384 square-foot branch opened its doors for business on Jan. 18. Features of the remodeled building include a walk-up ATM, four interior teller windows, four lobby offices, and two tandem drive-through lanes a first for MIdFlorida which will allow staff to process transactions from two different vehicles in each lane. The new branch also offers MidFlorida's standard Saturday hours and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. drive-through service. "Our membership in Highlands County has steadily risen, so to provide an increased level of service to our members, we searched for an ideal loc ation in the area to add an additional branch," sa id Kevin Jones, MidFlorida 's President and CEO. "T he city of Avon Park was o ur first choice and the site w e selected was perfect for its visibility and accessibility ." With the addition of t he Avon Park branc h, MidFlorida will now ha ve three branches within a fiv emile stretch along U.S. 27 "We expect the ne w branch to not only offs et some of the traffic to o ur busy Sebring locations, b ut to also attract addition al members to MidFlorida 's products, services, an d hometown way of banking ," said Kathy Britt, Chi ef Operations Officer.. Agrand opening celebr ation is planned for Frida y, Feb. 4, and will offer fr ee food, door prizes, bing o with prizes, and more. MidFlorida opens 4th county branch
t o her once again the then 20y ear-old decided to give it a s hot. "I applied in October, I t urned 21 in November. As l ong as you turn 21 at some p oint during the trip you are a llowed to apply," Griffin e xplained. Griffin was informed the l ast week in October that she h ad been accepted. The 11-month mission trip t hat will take Griffin to 11 d ifferent countries will begin v ery soon. Griffin will e mbark upon her trip on July 1 partnering with ministries a t each of her locations to do G od's work. "I was really excited and I j ust feel like it is my calling. I t's what God wants me to do w ith my life, to do His w ork," said Griffin. The mission will begin in P eru. Griffin and her team w ill spend one month in each c ountry doing numerous t hings such as construction, e vangelism and simply prayi ng for the communities they v isit. "The thing I'm most excite d to do is visit the orphana ges. I can't wait to play with t he little babies and just help o ut," Griffin said with a s mile. Though there is a softer s ide of the mission, Griffin k nows that there will be more d ifficult aspects, as well. "We also will be working t o fight human trafficking a nd poverty," Griffin said. Griffin strives to do God's w ork and gain a better outlook of the world through this mission trip. "I've been on other trips before. I've been to Israel and that was a great experience, but this is a different thing. It's going to change me forever," she said. Griffin's family and friends are in complete support of the trip and are proud that Griffin is following God's plan for her life. Griffin is continuing to raise the funds for the trip through fundraisers and donations. She and her family and supporters hope to raise the remaining $11,000 by June. Griffin keeps a blog of her life as she prepares for the mission, she will also continue blogging throughout the mission and when she returns. As for Griffin's life after the trip, she smiled as she told her plans. "I want to come back and study photography. That's the plan, but that may not be God's plan for me so we will see what happens," Griffin said. For more information or to make donations and contributions, visit www.kaylagriffin.theworldrace.org. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 28, 2011Page 3A NEW ORLEANS BUS TRIP(863) 382-7788 March 27, 2011 7 DaysONLY$62900 (per person Based on double occupancy) HOMETOWN TRAVEL, INC. NEW ORLEANS BUS TRIP March 27, 2011 7 DaysONLY$62900 2930 US Hwy 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 2930 US Hwy 27 South Sebring, FL 33870(863) 382-7788HOMETOWN TRAVEL, INC. 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With its not-for-profit stat us saved, McCollum immed iately called Fernandez a gain. This time he said, "Now b uild a hospice house." "How can we? We just s pent $36 million," F ernandez remembered t elling him. So McCollum got on the p hone, wheedling, pleading a nd cajoling not just e veryone he knew, but s trangers as well; not just o nce, but over and over. After McCollum's, "We h ave to make this happen," c ame Bud Somers'phone c all to Fernandez. He said, "I just want to m ake it happen," and gave H PC the largest single gift it h as ever received. Other community response w as breathtaking as well, F ernandez said, from people o pening their homes for f undraisers to the generous d onations pouring in. "Can you believe just one y ear ago, standing in a tent l ike this, we were surrounde d by dirt and machines," s he said, "and now this gorg eous house is completed. "It will provide a home a way from home for (ends tage) patients in Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties. "It's not like anything you've ever seen. You feel it walking through the doors," Fernandez said, adding, "This is a remarkable community. State officials told us they had never seen such support." That community spirit was evident at the ceremony. For example, when attorney Jane Hancock, a Good Shepherd Hospice board member, slipped when introducing 10th Circuit Court Judge Peter Estrada, calling him a member of the "10th Circus District," the audience's laughter was warm and supportive, and Estrada described a drawing he has hanging in his office depicting him juggling while on a circus high wire. The last hurdle before accepting patients is the final state inspection. Becky McIntyre, the center's chief clinical officer, said she hopes that will be completed by February. The home visit teams are already working out of the center. Looking out at the crowd filing into the brand new building, McIntyre was asked if she had anything to say. "Just thank the community," she replied. Continued from page 1A Griffin ready to take 11-month mission trip Hospice House holds grand opening News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Bud and Donna Somers' children attended the opening ceremony of the hospice named in their parents honor. (From left) Jim Somers, their son; Anita Somers, Jim Somers' wife; Rhonda Young, the Somers, daughter; and her husband Larry Young. Bud Somers' brother, Garth Somers was also in attendence along with his wife, Mary. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYchristopher.email@example.comSEBRING Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House and Resource Center is designed to provide a home away from home for individuals in their final stages of life. Sixteen private accommodations provide comfortable space, not just for those in hospice care, but for family members as well. There are screened lanais, on-site laundry facilities, a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, a nondenominational chapel, a resource library with Internet access, a children's indoor play area, a family cafe with vending machines and a quiet room. Family members are encouraged to spend the night. Services are completely covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans. Good Shepherd Hospice is a 31-year-old community-based organization. It provides care for more than 770 patients a day in Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties. Part of the building is designed to hold the staff offices, including for home teams. There is a large meeting room for professional conferences and group counseling. What's there? News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Visitors tour the Bud & Donna Somers Hospice House & Resource Center on Thursday morning during the grand opening in Sebring. It's not like anything you've ever seen.'KATHYFERNANDEZ CEOof HPC Healthcare
I f dramatic steps are not taken, I'm afraid at s ome point in the c oming years a nother failure will o ccur, and we will w onder why did the C ongress, why did t he administration, w hy did the indust ry allow this to h appen again?" Having tossed this gauntl et, Bob Graham, former U.S. s enator and Florida governor, w rapped up his job co-chairi ng the presidential panel i nvestigating the April 20 D eepwater Horizon explos ion that killed 11 men and d umped nearly 500 million b arrels of oil into the Gulf of M exico. The commission, coc haired by William K. Reilly, a former Environmental P rotection Agency administ rator, issued its complete f indings Jan. 11. The panel offered recommendations to make deep-water drilling safer with a warning that some "would come with costs." The Obama administration, Congress and Big Oil should act. This spill could have been prevented, and they have it in their power to prevent another one. The Deepwater Horizon was the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history and heaven help our coastal communities if it is someday superseded by an even larger one. While a lot of oil has dissipated, plenty is still settling on coral reefs and choking other marine life. It could be 20 years before we know all its ill effects. The panel puts most blame on British Petroleum, Halliburton and Transocean and decades of lax federal regulation. The Interior Department's Minerals Management Service, which permitted and regulated oil and gas drilling, provided no "meaningful industry oversight," said the panel. In a post-spill overhaul, its roles have been separated in the new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement so the permitter isn't also the regulator. But the commission says that a new industry-financed Interior safety agency should be created to oversee offshore drilling headed by a director with a set term who is not answerable to the Interior secretary. This independence much like an inspector general has means the agency could draw attention to unsafe industry practices or poor enforcement before disaster strikes again. Other recommendations were also made... Congress must weigh the pros, cons and costs of the recommendations against the costs of another spill to coastal economies. Safety must come first. An editorial from the Miami Herald Page 4ANews-SunFriday, January 28, 2011www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. email@example.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. email@example.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. firstname.lastname@example.org PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org Changing timesEditor: These are tedious times. Let us not forget that those who are in favor of all the things that most of us are against are still in control of the Senate and the White House, which means the other side has limited power. We have come a long but most assuredly have not arrived. There is not a great possibility of the other side changing their minds or their agenda. If you are slightly informed, you have to know that the Democrats go along with the ACLU, the big unions, the homosexuals which are only a few of the evils we're facing. When our children are not taught the history of our country, they don't realize the sacrifice and bloodshed that was paid for democracy. That would inform how great the country is. We can set our own goals and with proper management, those goals are possible. In most other countries, that is not the case and little by little our freedoms are being taken. Teachers are told they can't have a Bible on their desk; they're not supposed to talk about God, the One who is responsible for our good fortune. They want homosexuality to be taught as a normal lifestyle and children to be adopted by two parents of the same gender. There may be some who are born with this problem, but that is no reason to expect special rights and to teach this to small children. They want it to be illegal to refuse to hire these people. If they kept their lifestyle private, I don't expect they would have any problem in the workplace. I seriously doubt that many of us are pleased with all these changes that are in the making. But too many don't realize what is happening and therein lies the problem. When we have all these appointed leaders of like mind who were appointed to accomplish these evil things, they are well on the way to changing our system to something none of us will be happy with. These people are shrewd; they don't intend for people to know until it is too late. I implore all who read this to take these things seriously and be faithful in doing all in our power to defeat these evils. God expects no less and He is the Creator of all things and holds all power in His Hands. May we all be much in prayer that we continue to elect candidates that will uphold our constitution and enforce our laws and keep our country, one nation under God. Study your Bible, do what it says and trust Him. There have too many wrong things been left unnoticed. God will punish us for allowing these things to happen. May each of us seek His will and obey His leadership. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud Sebring A situation that needs attentionEditor: As tragic as was the slaying of six people in Tucson, Ariz., recently and it was tragic: Are President Obama and First Lady Michelle (and all the members of Congres s and numerous other federal employees) also willing to stand for a few moments of silence in respect for the hundreds (thousands?) of unborn babies killed (violently slain) in their mothers'wombs) daily here in th e United States? Of course not. Because t he President and his wife personally favor abortion choice, and thereby set the immoral tone of acceptance for millions of others who therefore consider abortion socially acceptable as "normal." Furthermore, not even th e U.S. Supreme Court judges consider thousands of huma n fetuses to be livable children; not as victims of a heinous, brutal, first degree felony act of crime. Instead, they actually con sider abortion as a "publicl y essential" option for much of American society; substitut ing their inferior human thinking in place of Divine intelligence. And God knows in doing so, possibly have also kille d (murdered) other potential federal judges and future politicians...in the womb. So when shall Congress and the President pass a law against "assassination in th e womb?" Consequently, are the "gods" angry? Yes, definite ly; the Holy Trinity; God th e Father, God the Son and Go d the Holy Spirit, are very, very angry that the early beginnings of every human body; each the habitat of a soul created specifically fo r it; to perish very premature ly; suffering an agonizing death by knives (scalpels, etc.). And at the same time by those involved, to be dis carded as human waste. Regrettably, this drastic situ ation is catastrophic nation wide. Robert Tom e Avon Pa rk BouquetUnsung heroes should be recognizedEditor: Recently my husband Richard "Dick" Card suffered cardiac arrest on the softball field while participating in the Lake Placid Senior Softball Association So many times the unsung heroes who touch and save lives never are recognized for their heroic efforts. My family and I would like to thank the knowledge able and capable health car e professionals who responde d so quickly and therefore saved my husband's life. First and foremost we woul d like to thank Gary Tankersley and Kelly Spurlock whose quick actio n and knowledge of CPR has been credited for my husband still being alive today They along with the Lake Placid Emergency Squad, Lake Placid Hospital emergency room doctors and nurses, and pilot and nurses that accompanied us in the helicopter ride to Tampa General Hospital are truly heroes in our lives. We feel that God had the right people in the right place at the right time, and for this we are so thankful and blessed. Diane Ca rd Lake Plac id Other viewpoints Did you know the government can't create jobs? Nearly two years ago on CNN, former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele said, "Not in the history of mankind has the government ever created jobs." And then, "Trust me." When Steele said t hose words, he was widely panned. It w as dismissed on the right as a gaffe a nd debunked on the left as grossly i naccurate. It was laughablewhen Steele said i t. Cut to: Meet the Press last Sunday. C NBC's Squawk on the Street host E rin Burnett said, "Government can't c reate jobs." It was left unchallenged b y any of the other panelists and host D avid Gregory. Karen Hughes, who worked in the B ush administration (her government jo -b) added, "Wellthe president seems t o have had a revelation that it's actuall y business that creates jobs." Then to top it all off the Democratic C ongressman James Clyburn agreed. No, we can't create jobs, and we s houldn't. We want them created in the p rivate sector. Over 16.5 percent of Americans are e mployed by the government, about 22 m illion of the 135 million payroll jobs. A nd they're not just pencil-pushing, u seless cushy benefit collectors but s cientists. There are no private sector a stronauts. None. Firefighters are gove rnment employees, as are police. More cops on the streets" means more g overnment trained and compensated p eople in your community. The district a ttorneys, judges and bailiffs draw an U ncle Sam signed paycheck. The gove rnment? Law and order. The second largest employer in the c ountry is the United States Postal S ervice. Try telling the lady raising her f amily by delivering your overdue n otices that the government can't create j obs. According to the Department of L abor, the private sector has been steadily adding jobs and the PUBLIC sector has been cutting jobs at the fastest rate in 30 years. Especially local government jobs: teachers, sanitation workers and librarians. So the government does, in fact, create jobs. It also slashes them. Cities and states have been balancing their budgets by cutting back on everything. Most infamously Camden, New Jersey is eliminating half of their police force. To those who work for a living, a job is a job. To those who sloganeer for a living, cutting jobs means magically creating them. It seems government workers are the new illegal immigrants. They are the new group who are treated like parasites on the system; their jobs are illegitimate and disposable. Lawmakers gleefully talk about eliminating government employees'livelihoods. The rhetoric would have us believe those aren't even jobs. It's not the banksters and hucksters on Wall Street who wrecked our economy. No, now they're the only ones who can save us! It's not a general revenue slow down tied to a collapse after the Saturnalia of liar loans and real estate cheats. It's those comfortable public servants who are bleeding us dry! We're told we're bankrupt because of well-paid government employees with "Cadillac health insurance plans." Yes, we still refer to posh things as an American made car from a company, GM, which the U.S. government saved and made profitable again. So everyone who makes an actual Cadillac can thank the government for their job. Out of our $3.5 trillion annual budget we dole out around $1.5 trillions on "defense" spending. It really should be considered "offense" spending these days, but I digress. There are some accounting tricks with mandatory and discretionary spending. But added up: it's $1.5 trillion. What is the military? Jobs. Careers too. Plus a retirement plan and socialized medicine. It's a jobs program the government created. It's also a big wasteful unaccountable sieve for tax dollars. If the GOP-controlled House is really looking to weed out pork (which they arguably are not) they would check out the bacon haven we call the Pentagon. But, better to stick with the empty and symbolic than tackle the difficult. Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and fill-in host at The Young Turks. Tina can be reached at email@example.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer and not necessarily that of the News-Sun staff. Government workers are the new illegal aliens Guest Column Tina Dupuy EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. 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By JENNIFER KAY Associated PressMIAMI A16-year-old looking to boost his art school application took a bow Thursday for being the one behind the grand piano that mysteriously showed up on a sandbar in Miami's Biscayne Bay. Nicholas Harrington said he wanted to leave his artistic mark on Miami's seascape as the artist Christo did in the early 1980s when he draped 11 small islands in Biscayne Bay with hot pink fabric. And if it helped the high school junior get into Manhattan's Cooper Union college, that would be OK too. "I wanted to create a whimsical, surreal experience. It's out of the every day for the boater," Harrington told The Associated Press. "I don't like it be considered as a prank," he said. "It's more of a movement." On Jan. 2, Harrington, his older brother Andrew and two neighbors lifted the instrument, which had been trashed during a holiday party, onto the family's 22foot boat and took it out on Biscayne Bay. There, they left it on the highest spot along a sandbar. Harrington is the son of "Burn Notice" production designer J. Mark Harrington. The piano is an old movie prop that sat for four years in Harrington's grandmother's garage. The teen had talked about hoisting the instrument from a tree or using it in a music video, among other projects, his mother said, but nothing happened until the winter break from school. The teen said he grew up in a family that appreciated art and architecture, and he had his parents'support for his scheme. "The weirdness of it all just comes easily," he said. The piano sat undisturbed in the bay until last week, when Suzanne Beard, a local resident, took her boat over to the sandbar to take a look. Her picture of pelicans roosting on the instrument ended up on the National Geographic website. From there, the story went viral, much to Harrington's surprise. "We pretty much forgot about it until it became super popular," the teen said. He said he had planned to remain anonymous exce pt for including photos of t he installation in his colle ge application until othe rs began claiming responsibi lity. "I think it was much mo re powerful as a mystery," sa id the teen's mother, Annab el Harrington. "It put Miami o n the map in a good way." It's not clear what w ill happen to the piano. T he Florida Fish and Wildli fe Conservation Commissio n isn't responsible for movin g such items and the U.S. Coa st Guard won't get involv ed unless it becomes a hazard to navigation. Harrington and his moth er said they are prepared to retrieve the piano. "It's just another adve nture," the teen said. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, January 28, 2011www.newssun.com ARE YOU TIRED OF THAT PAIN IN YOUR NECK?If you are suffering from Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Ringing in your ears, Tingling in your ngers, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Facial Pain, TMJ Pain, Difculty Swallowing, Limited Mouth Opening or Fibromyalgia, you may be suffering from your neck twisting which can happen when you bite your teeth together. For more information, visit www.designerdentallp.com, then click on Neuromuscular Dentistry and Testimonials, then call for your complimentary Temporomandibular joint syndrome or Musculoskeletal Dysfunction consultation. (D0140, D0332, D7899) Yours for a healthier life, Dr. Oliver Chip Kinnunen, DN14875 Designer Dental 330 US Hwy 27 North Lake Placid, FL863. 465.9090 B oth men and women are s ure to enjoy this evening o f excellent entertainment i n support of The American C ancer Society. Tickets for "TAG's USA T our for the Cure Tour" are $ 15 and may be purchased a t the Tanglewood C lubhouse (one-half mile n orth of Walmart) on M ondays from 9:30-10 a .m., or Thursdays from 3-4 p .m. For ticket information, c all 382-9507.Heartland Christian barbecue is todaySEBRING Heartland C hristian School's annual c hicken barbeque is being h eld today. Call the main o ffice at 385-3850 to buy t ickets now, or fax orders to 3 85-6926 (tickets are $8 p er meal). Lunch hours are from 11 a .m. to 2 p.m. and dinner h ours are from 4-7 p.m. D elivery is available to b usinesses that order 10 or m ore meals. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK Highlands County Moose L odge 2494 will host k araoke by Naomi today. M usic by Corey and Brutis o n Saturday. The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill host Uptown Country f rom 5-8 p.m. today. K araoke by Cowbells will b e from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. F or details and menu select ion, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will have music w ith Bud Followell today. L adies Auxiliary bingo is at 2 p.m. Saturday. For details a nd menu selection, call 6 99-5444. The Lake Placid Moose L odge 2374 will have T exas Hold-em at 2 p.m. t oday and music with Larry M usgrave from 6-10 p.m. B ingo-bango is set for 2 p .m. Saturday. Music with D ale Anderson Show is f rom 6-10 p.m. For details a nd menu selection, call 4 65-0131. The Lake Placid Elks L odge 2661 will host music w ith Don and Allen today. B ar bingo is set for 1:30 p .m. Saturday and the L adies '50s and '60s dance l ater in the day. For details a nd menu selection, call 4 65-2661. SEBRING The Sebring Moose L odge will have music by F rank E. from 7-11 p.m. t oday. Music by Double D K araoke from 7-11 p.m. S aturday. For more information and menu selections, call 655-3920.Sebring Village Dance is SaturdaySEBRING Adance with music by Don and Allen will be from 7:3010:30 p.m. Saturday at Sebring Village. The dance will be held in the clubhouse, which is one mile behind Walmart off Schumacher Road. The cost is $3.50 for members, and $5 for nonmembers. Ice and coffee will be provided. For information, call 386-0045 or 273-0875.Jay Smith plays at ReflectionsAVON PARK Reflections on Silver Lake will host a dance featuring Jay Smith from 7:30-10:30 p.m. today. Cost is $5. Take your own drinks and snacks; ice will be provided. For more information call 452-5037.Dance club features The SkylarksSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club hosts Big Band ballroom dancing from 7-9:30 p.m. today at 3400 Sebring Parkway (former Lion's club house). Dance the night away to waltzes, cha-chas, foxtrots, rumbas, jitterbug and other favorites to the 10-piece Skylarks Band. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Appropriate dress is required. The snack bar opens at 6 p.m. For more information call 471-0559.St. Agnes church hosts flea marketSEBRING St. Agnes Episcopal Church will host its annual flea market at 3840 Lakeview Drive from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.Leisure Lakes plans gigantic neighborhood yard sale today, SaturdayLAKE PLACID The Leisure Lakes Gigantic Neighborhood Yard Sale will be Friday and Saturday at the new Leisure Lakes Volunteer Fire Department on Lake June Road (four miles west of U.S. 27), from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Donations may be dropped off at the sale site on the days of the sale. Proceeds from the sale will be divided between the Needy Family Christmas Project, the volunteer fire department and the homeowners association.Ladies Guild plans garage saleLAKE PLACID The Ladies Guild of Trinity Lutheran Church, 25 Lakeview Street, will host a garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Homemade baked goods will also be available. Proceeds are used by the Trinity Ladies Guild to assist missionary students, Manna Ministries and the needy in our community. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Courtesy photoHighlands County Quilt Guild has donated 33 quilts to the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in Sebring for their patients, delivered by Jenny Brown, Debbie Rundquist and Melanie Clawson, with the help of many dedicated quilters prepared for them. Quilts are given to the patients as a going away' gift when they are finished with radiation treatments. The Highlands County Quilt Guild makes and donates gifts to organizations all over Highlands County and membership has grown to more than 100 quilters. They will display quilts of all sizes at the quilt show, "Quilting in the Highlands," on Feb. 1112 at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center. To join the Guild, go to the Woman's Club on Lakewood Drive on the first or third Tuesday of each month. Quilters donate to hospital Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 Teen says he put piano in Miami bay MCTpho to A grand piano sits on a sand bar in Biscayne Bay in Miami. Associated PressTALLAHASSEE F lorida Attorney General Pam B ondi on Wednesday temp orarily banned a synthetic d esigner drug called MDVP t hat is commonly labeled bath salts." Officials say the complex d rug, sold at malls, head s hops, convenience and other r etail outlets, often near disp lays of energy drinks, can p roduce hallucinations, severe p aranoia, seizures, aggress ion, increased blood pressure a nd eventually kidney failure. Bondi is worried the soc alled bath salts, which usuall y are snorted like cocaine but a lso can be smoked and i njected, could pose a hazard w hen tens of thousands of coll ege students descend on F lorida's beaches for spring b reak. "It makes you think you're s eeing monsters and it also m akes you think that you can f ly and there are a lot of balc onies out there," Bondi said a t a hastily called news conf erence. Bondi issued a 90-day e mergency order that went i nto effect immediately. It m akes the sale or possession o f the drug a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. That's the same penalty as for similar crimes involving cocaine or heroin. Legislative leaders said who attended the news conference said they plan to pass a law permanently banning the substance when lawmakers begin their regular session in March. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen, who brought the issue to Bondi's attention, said a woman who took the drug there tried to cut her mother's head off with a machete thinking she was a monster. In another case it took seven officers to subdue a man who was on the drug and take him to a hospital, McKeithen said. "He literally tore the radar unit out of the vehicle with his feet," the sheriff said. Bay County includes Panama City Beach, one of the nation's top spring break destinations. Florida law gives the attorney general the authority to temporarily prohibit new substances not covered by existing statutes "to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety." Bondi held up a couple foil packets of bath salts purchased at a mall and store in Tallahassee and a small jar bought in Panama City. She said they sell of $30 or $35 each. Officials believe the drug comes from China. It is sold under such names as Purple Rain, Ivory Wave, Pure Ivory, Vanilla Sky, Ocean Burst and Bolivian Bath. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued a similar order earlier this month. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey said the substance contains five dangerous chemicals. State bans drugs labeled bath salts' It makes you think you're seeing monsters and it also makes you think that you can fly and there are a lot of balconies out there.'PAMBONDI state attorney general Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott has proposed restoring Florida's Commerce Department to streamline economic development efforts. The new Republican governor announced his proposal Thursday at meeting of Enterprise Florida, a public-private partnership that assumed the department's economic development role when it was dissolved in 1996. It will need legislative approval but drew immediate support from business interests. Doing away with the department was a pet project of then-Gov. Lawton Chiles. They agency's tourism promotion functions were turned over to Visit Florida, another publicprivate partnership. Scott was short on details but said he wan ts the agency's head to have an office near h is own in the Capitol rather than in a separa te building.Elevator free falls 5 floors in state buildingTALLAHASSEE Five state employe es were injured, including one who suffered a broken leg, in an elevator accident at t he Department of Education. Officials say the elevator suddenly dropp ed five floors Tuesday at the 19-story buildin g located a few blocks southwest of the sta te Capitol. The other four employees were trea ted for various back and knee injuries. Scott proposes restoring Commerce Dept. NEWS-SUN 385-6155
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Nichole Grace Filippelli, 22, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, and possession of marijuana. James Paul Griswold, 20, of Sebring, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without prescription. Austin Ray Hillman, 21, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference petit theft. Cordey D. Jumper, 19, of Okeechobee, was charged with operating a vehicle without valid license, possession and or use of drug equipment, and hit and run. Fredrick Joe Lamar, 41, of Sebring, was charged with fraud/insufficient funds check. Angel Steven Llera, 48, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of contempt of court reference child support. Mark Stewart Mahaffey, 23, of Sebring, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Robert Daniel Martin, 48, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference failure to comply with court order reference iss/obtain property with check. Dustin Chad Puckett, 20, of Fort Hood, Texas, was charged with grand theft and burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. Luis Marcellino Soto, 43, of Kissimmee, was charged with failure to appear reference knowingly driving while license suspended/revoked. CorrectionLeah Ruth Lamari, 46, of Sebring was charged with violation of probation reference petit theft on Jan. 3. The police blotter on Jan. 5 had incomplete information. Continued from page 2A The NewspaperAll Around Your World In the Classroomcurrent events vocabulary geography At the Officebusiness news networking Over Coffeegarage sales local advertising community Family Timetravel recreation family events Sunday Morningcomics games puzzles Onlinelocal events email highlights 24-hour updates Support your local newspaper and the continued tradition of quality journalism by renewing your subscription today,and well continue to deliver. Thanks,readers! 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"Core services are going to d etermine what the services a re going to be. Once those a re defined, that will give s taff the parameters on how t o set their budget," Helms s aid. Other citizens made it c lear later in the meeting that t hey did not want the county t o spend $7,250 to match a $ 108,750 grant from the F lorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to fix waterway signs, even if that meant not being in compliance with state regulations. County Engineer Ramon Gavarrete explained that the county was going to cut the amount of signs down from 369 to 114, thus cutting future maintenance. Gavarrete also explained that the signs had to be in place and updated in order to enforce no wake regulations. "Without these signs, they cannot enforce the law," Gavarrete explained. "Why didn't someone maintenance these signs as we went along?" asked Sebring resident John Drennen. Gavarrete had no answer as to why the signs were not maintained, but promised to look into that in the future. Citizens also took issue with approval for entitlement grants for DeSoto County's Habitat for Humanity, although the money would not be spent in Highlands County. The grant approval had to come before the commission because of a multi-county consortium the county is involved in that included DeSoto. The discussion quickly turned into a debate on if the county should be funding public housing at all. Many in the audience argued against approving the grant money that would be returned to the state if not used, and asked the commission to withdraw from the consortium. "This comes as a complete surprise to me that we are contributing hundreds of thousands to Habitat, which I thought was purely voluntary," said Highlands County citizen Kenneth Sherepco. "This just seems wrong on several levels in view of the county finances, state finances and federal finances. Having to spend the money or it will go back, well imagine that. That is the way that everyone feels, and that's why no money ever goes back. "And about building new homes where there is some many vacant now. This is just wrong," Sherepco said to applause form the audience. Stewart argued that she felt wrong in turning down the DeSoto grant at this point because Highlands was the lead agency. She also said that if the county wanted out of the consortium, that could be determined at a future workshop and was not up for discussion right now. The commission voted to accept the grant on behalf of the consortium, but Stewart did promise to return to the discussion of county-funded housing later in the year. Continued from page 1A Budget needs to include less spending, voters say Associated PressWASHINGTON The g overnment-appointed p anel investigating the roots o f the financial crisis says t he meltdown occurred b ecause government offic ials and Wall Street execut ives ignored warning signs a nd failed to manage risks. The crisis could have b een avoided, the Financial C risis Inquiry Commission d etermined in a final report r eleased Thursday that was o nly supported by D emocrats on the panel. I nstead the country fell into t he deepest recession since t he 1930s and millions of p eople lost their jobs, the c ongressionally appointed p anel concluded. The Bush and Clinton administrations, the current and previous Federal Reserve chairmen, and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner all bear some responsibility for allowing the crisis to happen, the panel said. It also criticized bankers who got rich by creating trillions of dollars in risky investments. The deals grew so complex that bank executives and regulators did not understand them, the report found, and banks discouraged aggressive oversight of their activities, saying the government's interference would stifle financial innovation. Read the entire story on www.newssun.com Panel finds financial crisis was avoidable Brown, picked up Korzep and helped in his escape to Lake Placid. Brown, 20, was apprehended at a separate location and charged with the thirddegree felony of aiding a prisoner escape. Brown is still in custody at press time, and her bond was set at $15,000. Korzep, who now faces charges for the escape, 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 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. Apress release from the HCSO said a review will be held to determine that policies and procedures in place at the time of the escape were adequate. Continued from page 1A Inmate, girlfriend arrested following escape from county work detail
Page 9ANews-Sun Friday, January 28, 2011www.newssun.co m IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-08 IN RE: ESTATE OF WINIFRED C. ALLEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WINIFRED C. A LLEN, deceased, whose date of death was December 11, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE 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 21, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Dottie Spencer 3471 Ike Avenue Sebring, Florida 33875 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Clifford M. Ables CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III A ttorney for DOTTIE SPENCER Florida Bar Number: 178379 551 S. COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 Fax: (863)385-1284 January 21, 28, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 08-1316-GCS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JENNIFER D. ROBINSON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER D. ROBINSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The North half of the East 100 feet of Lot 8 and the West 20 feet of the North half of Lot 9, in Block 8, of Town of Avon Park, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of Desoto County, of which Highlands County was formerly a part, lying in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on February 14, 2011. DATED THIS 10th DAY of January, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 10th day of January, 2011. 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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! 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 -COMMUNITY YARD SALE! Thurs-Fri-Sat, Feb. 3-4-5, 8 am 2 pm Brunners Mobile Home, 55+ Park, E. Robin Ave (behind Safari Inn, US 27) 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! 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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 6000 Rentals 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 SEBRING -Doublewide Mobile Home with lot 3619 St. Rd 17, S. 2BR, 2BA, excellent condition. $20,000. 305-597-8339 or 305-885-1621 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 HomesLAKE 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 SaleSEBRING -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. 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Candidate will have at least 10 years experience and be familiar with Windows 2003/2008 server, XP, Windows 7, SQL 2008, Terminal Server/Citrix, Cisco firewall and wireless devices. Previous healthcare support experience, Microsoft Certifications a plus. Some extended local travel required between remote and central offices. Fax resume to: 863-385-3866 NOW HIRINGWait Staff, Pizza Makers, Delivery Help. Exp. Preferred. Apply in person, 2-5 pm Daily. ZENO'S 4325 Sun 'n Lake Blvd, Sebring, FL 33870 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 Employment 1550ProfessionalServicesBABYSITTER NEEDEDF/T position for 4 months. Must have Infant CPR Certification. 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If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST HEARING NO. 1688 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 8th day of February, 2011, beginning at 3:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners' Board Room, Highlands County Government Center Building, 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to consider a special exception to allow church and church uses, within the area described as follows: approximately 1.25 acres located on the north side of Valerie Boulevard, just east of Highway U.S. 27, and legally described as follows: Lot 286 and Lots 307, 308 and 309, inclusive, SEBRING RIDGE SECTION A, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 45, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person or persons interested or affected by this change are invited to attend this hearing. You may submit comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-1926, or you may call (863)402-6638, for further information. Please reference the above hearing number when calling or writing. ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6510 (Voice), 863-402-6508 (TTY), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: email@example.com. Request for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. Jim Brooks, Chairman January 23, 28, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 09-499-GCS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, Plaintiff, vs. JAVIER A. DEL SOL a/k/a, JAVIER ALEJANDRO DEL SOL and MARTHA E. HUAMAN, husband and wife, and HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on January 10, 2011, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 22, SPARTA HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 12, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on February 11, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., in the jury assembly room, in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR, (863)534-4690 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on January 10, 2011. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court 590 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 21, 28, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-1070-GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KARLA J. ROMERO a/k/a KARLA J. HILARIO, an individual; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KARLA J. ROMERO a/k/a KARLA J. HILARIO; and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as unknown tenant(s) in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure of SunTrust Bank entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, on February 11, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The legal description of the property being sold is described as: KNOWN AS: 1012 TRIUMPH DR ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-WIT: LOT(S) 22, BLOCK 17 OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 49, ET SEQ., OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS, EASEMENTS, COVENANTS, OIL, GAS OR MINERAL RIGHTS OF RECORD, IF ANY The Property or its address is commonly known as 1012 Triumph Drive, Sebring, Florida 33872. DATED this 10th day of January, 2011. (SEAL) CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 21, 28, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER GC 10-818 STEPHAN ACHESON, TIMOTHY A CHESON, and ROBERT ACHESON Plaintiffs, VS. DUSTY M. FERGUSON and all known or unknown persons claiming under or through them, unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any known or unknown person who is known to be dead or is not known to be either dead or alive, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Default Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 3, Block 15, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 34, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, Public Records of Highlands County,Florida; together with the 1986 double-wide OAKS Mobile Home, Title Numbers 43139243 and 43137508 and Vehicle Identification Numbers 32620318AV and 32620318BV, located thereon. STREET ADDRESS: 151 Martin Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes, at 11:00 a.m., on the 9th day of February, 2011. NOTICE: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. SIGNED this 13th day of January, 2011. NOTICE OF DISPOSITION A CCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON FEBRUARY 15, 2011, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Juanita Jervier 109 Sue Austin 111 Craig Overhold 131 A imee Bowlin 248 Jon Kah 341 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. January 21, 28, 2011 1050Legals 1050LegalsROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 21, 28, 2011 Classified ads get fast results DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 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 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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Page 10ANews-SunFriday, January 28, 2011www.newssun.com EARLY BISTROServed 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Daily Sundays 12:00 PM 9:00 PM Best Early Bird SpecialsMINISTARTERSTire Treads $3.00 Skillet Mussels $5.00 Crab Oval $6.00 Asian Shrimp $6.00ENTREESDill Salmon $14.00Fresh Atlantic salmon grilled and finished with a fresh dill cream sauce served with rice pilaf and fresh green beansChicken Schnitzel $10.00Breast of chicken rolled in breadcrumbs pan fried German style in peanut oil finished with lemon butter and served with mashed potatoes and green beansCognac Peppercorn Steak $12.00Angus beef medallion grilled and finished with a peppercorn cognac sauce served with mashed potatoes and fresh green beansMussels Roma $10.00Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in an Italian tomato sauce served over linguine with shaved parmesan and toasted bruschettaGreek Spanakopita $10.00Hand crafted spinach pie, phyllo dough stuffed with fresh spinach Feta and select herbs and spices served with a Macedonian saladRustic French Onion Steak $10.00Half pound certified Angus ground beef in a French onion style brown sauce served on grilled rustic cheese bread with mashed potatoes and fresh green beansTilapia Pepperonata $12.00Fresh Tilapia pan sauteed with bell peppers and red onions in a brown butter lemon sauce served with rice pilaf and fresh green beansGuava Glazed Pork Loin $11.00Started on the grill and finished in oven with an Island style guava glaze served with jalapeno cilantro salsa, mashed potatoes and fresh green beansEggplant Stack $10.00Fresh eggplant in Italian seasoned breadcrumbs layered with mozzarella and marinara served with a side of linguine marinaraShrimp Allimon $13.00Gulf shrimp sauteed in a lemon cream italian cheese sauce tossed with linguineChicken Piccata $10.00Boneless breast of chicken pan sauteed with capers in a white wine butter and lemon sauce served with linguine and fresh green beans 3100 Golfview Rd. 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Acapulco8868pc Berlin3622s Calgary2915sn Dublin3930s Edmonton296pc Freeport7051s Geneva3932s Hong Kong6350pc Jerusalem6152pc Kiev2615pc London3928p c Montreal176c Nice4841p c Ottawa181p c Quebec196c Rio de Janeiro9479s Sydney7768p c Toronto2514c Vancouver4942r Winnipeg333s n Albuquerque5629s5529s5528s Atlanta5137s5939s5742pc Baltimore4024sn4326pc3821s Birmingham5539pc6241s5945pc Boston2923c3320sf2715s Charlotte5229pc5830s5430pc Cheyenne5527s4822pc4512pc Chicago3125c3316c2615pc Cleveland3024sf3221sn2313pc Columbus3427sf3925sf3020pc Dallas7039s6747pc6448pc Denver6026s5224s4917pc Detroit2923c3418sn2511pc Harrisburg3624sn3722sn3119s Honolulu8266s8267s8068pc Houston6843pc6850pc7053r Indianapolis3126c3523c3521pc Jacksonville6538s6943s6845pc Kansas City4623pc3918pc3723pc Lexington3630c4026c3823pc Little Rock6238s6339s5640pc Los Angeles7448s6846s6446pc Louisville3732c4127pc3927pc Memphis5240s6038s5541pc Miami7050s7456s7561s Minneapolis3617sn213c151c Nashville4234pc4728pc4731pc New Orleans6446s6851pc6955r New York City3326sn3423sn3018s Norfolk4832pc5533s4332s Oklahoma City6733s6537pc4939pc Philadelphia3826sn3622sn3218s Phoenix7043s6643s6847pc Pittsburgh3424sn3420sn3015sf Portland2613c3014c238s Raleigh5229pc5730s5234pc Rochester3121sn3117sn219sf St.Louis4027pc4226pc4029pc San Francisco5245pc5547pc5745c Seattle4940r5139r4734r Tampa6550s7051s7055s Washington, DC4028sn4530pc3928s Weather History Heat index ¨ Five-Day forecast for Highlands County High 68/Low 39High 71/Low 48High 72/Low 52High 76/Low 55High 79/Low 62 W inds:WNW at 6-12 mph.Winds:W at 4-8 mph.Winds:ESE at 4-8 mph.Winds:E at 6-12 mph.Winds:SE at 8-16 mph.TODAYSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAY Plenty of sunshine Pleasant with plenty of sunshine Mostly sunny and delightful Mostly sunny and niceSunshine and patchy clouds AccuWeather UVIndexTMThe higher the UV index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2, Low;3-5, Moderate;6-7, High; 8-10, Very High;11+ Extreme9 a.m.11 a.m.1 p.m.3 p.m.5 p.m. 14641 U.S.cities World cities Florida citiesWeather ( W ): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. CityHiLoWCityHiLoWTodayTomorrowSundayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowSundayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowSundayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWTodayTomorrowSundayCityHiLoWHiLoWHiLoWFor 3 p.m.today For today On Jan.28, 1922, the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre in Washington, D.C., collapsed after a 25-inch snowfall.More than 100 people were killed instantly. Relative humidity ....................38% Expected air temperature ........67¡ Makes it feel like ......................66¡ Sun and moon Moon phases NewFirstFullLast Feb 2Feb 11Feb 18Feb 24 Washington W a s h i n g t o n 40/28 4 0 / 2 8 New York N e w Y o r k 33/26 3 3 / 2 6 Miami M i a m i 70/50 7 0 / 5 0 Atlanta A t l a n t a 51/37 5 1 / 3 7 Detroit D e t r o i t 29/23 2 9 / 2 3 Houston H o u s t o n 68/43 6 8 / 4 3 Chicago C h i c a g o 31/25 3 1 / 2 5 Minneapolis M i n n e a p o l i s 36/17 3 6 / 1 7 Kansas City K a n s a s C i t y 46/23 4 6 / 2 3 El Paso E l P a s o 59/28 5 9 / 2 8 Denver D e n v e r 60/26 6 0 / 2 6 Billings B i l l i n g s 48/20 4 8 / 2 0 Los Angeles L o s A n g e l e s 74/48 7 4 / 4 8 San Francisco S a n F r a n c i s c o 52/45 5 2 / 4 5 Seattle S e a t t l e 49/40 4 9 / 4 0 Washington 40/28 New York 33/26 Miami 70/50 Atlanta 51/37 Detroit 29/23 Houston 68/43 Chicago 31/25 Minneapolis 36/17 Kansas City 46/23 El Paso 59/28 Denver 60/26 Billings 48/20 Los Angeles 74/48 San Francisco 52/45 Seattle 49/40 Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation.Temperature bands ar e highs for the day.Forecast high and low temperatures are given for selected citie s. The Northeast will have the return of snow today with the arrival of a clipper system.Howeve r, the snow will be quite light and pale in comparison to the recent onslaught of heavy snow.At the same time, another clipper will spread more disruptive snow into the Upper Midwest.South of these two clippers, an area of high pressure will keep the South dry.Comfortable afternoon temperatures will compliment the day.On the back side of this high, milder air will funnel across the southern Plains. National Forecast for January 28 Plenty of sunshine today.Clear and chilly tonight. Pleasant tomorrow, Sunday and Monday with plenty of sunshine.Tuesday: sunshine and patchy clouds. Avon Park Tallahassee Jacksonville St.Petersburg Miami Sebring Lorida Lake Placid Venus 67/43 67/43 68/39 68/40 65/37 65/38 66/51 70/50 68/39Shown is today's weather.Temperatures are today's highs and tonight's lows Regional forecast Water restrictions Almanac Farm reportPlenty of sunshine today. Winds west-northwest 6-12 mph.Expect a full day of sunshine with average relative humidity 55% and good drying conditions.Clear and chilly tonight. FRONTS Shower s T-storm Rain Flurries Snow Ice Cold Warm StationaryDaytona Beach6545s6848s7149pc Ft.Laud.Bch7051s7355s7561s Fort Myers6847s7249s7554s Gainesville6538s6943s6945pc Homestead AFB6947s7250s7460s Jacksonville6538s6943s6845pc Key West6757s6960s7365s Miami7050s7456s7561s Orlando6644s7047s7451s Pensacola6446s6650s6652r Sarasota6546s6948s7051s Tallahassee6537s7041s6945pc Tampa6550s7051s7055s W.Palm Bch6845s7250s7457sTemperature(Readings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid)High Monday ..........................74 Low Monday ............................48 High Tuesday ..........................77 Low Tuesday ............................59 High Wednesday ....................71 Low Wednesday ......................32 Precipitation Monday ..............................0.00" Tuesday ..............................1.40" Wednesday ........................0.00" Month to date ......................2.65" Year to date ........................2.65" Barometer Monday ..............................30.04 Tuesday ..............................29.95 Wednesday ........................30.12 Tides(Readings at St.Petersburg)High ..............................8:42 p.m. Low ..............................4:24 a.m. High ....................................none Low ......................................none(Readings at Palm Beach)High ..............................3:48 a.m. Low ..............................9:40 a.m. High ..............................3:57 p.m. Low ............................10:09 p.m. Lake Levels Lake Jackson ....................78.36' Lake Okeechobee ..............12.41' Normal ..............................14.51' TodaySunrise ....7:12 a.m. Sunset ......6:06 p.m. Moonrise ..2:36 a.m. Moonset ....1:22 p.m. SaturdaySunrise ....7:12 a.m. Sunset ......6:07 p.m. Moonrise ..3:35 a.m. Moonset ....2:16 p.m. Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering should take place before 10 a.m.and after 4 p.m. TodayTodayNational summary:Regional summary: Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather,Inc. 2011 -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sAccuWeather.com
By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Blue Streaks were tired after playing five games in seven days. The Green Dragons had a crucial district match on the horizon. It wouldn't have been a bit surprising if the two teams had unintentionally dialed down the intensity a bit during Monday's boys basketball contest in Sebring's gym. That didn't happen. Instead, an appreciative audience was dazzled by an action-packed, back-andforth battle as Sebring defeated Lake Placid by a slim 64-59 margin on the strength of a 16-0 fourth quarter run. The Blue Streaks looked to have the game under control after building a 14-8 first quarter advantage. Sebring senior Toby Solebello opened scoring with a 3-point field goal and sophomore Decaris Jones tallied seven points on a 3point basket and two straight 2-pointers to wind up the first. The game went Lake Placid's way in the second. The Green Dragons outscored Sebring 21-11 and took a 29-25 lead into the break. Lake Placid senior forward Devontray Fleming scored six of his 10 first half points in the second, and senior Brodie Carr sank two 3-pointers early in the quarter. Carr's second 3-point bomb put Lake Placid on top 21-18 for the team's first lead in the game. Sebring senior gua rd Devin Clarke sank a 3pointer to tie the game at 21-all, but the two team s continued to trade baske ts until Fleming sank a 2-poi nt field goal and followed it u p with a steal and a crow dpleasing slam dunk to en d the half. By LAUREN WELBORN Special to the News-SunPORTH CHARLOTTE T he pressure was on as 21 H ighlands county lady lifters t raveled to the state qualifyi ng meet held on Wednesday a t Port Charlotte High S chool. Their main worry included a few teams on the roster that t hey had not yet competed a gainst. Many of these teams also p articipate in weightlifting as a year-round sport, as o pposed to just one season m any of the Highlands C ounty girls are accustomed t o. Still, the lifters gave it t heir all and ended the meet s trong, bringing forth all they h ad. In the long end, three girls w ould proceed to qualify for t he State competition. Sebring's Brittany L ockhart advanced in the 1 29-pound class with a 255 t otal, while Avon Park's A lencia Moransit and T yikeria Wiley advanced at 255 and 330, respectively. Wiley will be making her second straight trip to state with hopes of moving up the rankings from her finish there last year. Near misses included two Sebring girls as Amanda Hicks and Kemoy Newman both placed fourth in their classes, missing a shot at state by mere pounds. "We had a fairly young team, but they all worked hard and we were able to send quite a few to regionals," explained Sebring head coach Steve Berry. "Brittany had almost made it last year but missed third place in a weigh-in, but this year she was able to advance and beat her own personal record. The success of the entire team is very encouraging for the next year." The trio of lifters now have some time to relish the ir acheivement and prepare f or the State Meet at t he Kissimee Civic Cent er Saturday, Feb. 12. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, January 28, 2011 Page 3B Courtesy photo From left, Sebring girls basketball coach Mike Lee, deep sea scuba diver Jacalyn Janson and Lady Blue Streak basketball player Sam Janson were featured guests on Ed Lynch's "Sports Talk" show on Saturday, Jan. 22. The show airs each Saturday immediately following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM. Scheduled guests for the Jan. 29 broadcast are Lake Placid boys basketball coach David Veley and Highlands County Tennis Association representative Linda Hahn. Ed talks hoops and deep sea diving News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Matt Juve is about to finish off his stunning comeback to help Sebring come back and top Avon Park in Tuesday's dual meet. By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING One might think that four straight pins to win a dual meet over Avon Park Tuesday night would have left Sebring head coach Josh Miller feeling pretty good about things, especially after the excitement of a rousing comeback in the second of those consecutive wins. With the Streaks down 33-22, and Matt Juve down 14-3 to Jessi Guzman entering the third period, things weren't looking so good. But Juve hung tough, took advantage of Guzman not finishing him off and recorded a stunning pin with 58 seconds left to pull Sebring to within 33-28. "Matt saved everyone's butts with that," Miller said. "Thing is, we had a coup le guys not make weight and so we had to bump everybod y else up a weight class. An d we just didn't wrestle ve ry well, they wrestled hard er than us and we were makin g a lot of mistakes." With the quick turnaroun d from Saturday's da ylong Spieg el Memorial Invitationa l, Avon Park head coa ch described the potenti al pitfall that did, in fac t, hamper the Bl ue Streaks. "The only thin g about a quick turn around is weight maintenance," he said. "We had a couple of kids with weight issues al so and bumped some people u p, but we might have done th at anyway just to play aroun d with the line-up some." Late pins propel Streak comeback Sebring40Avon Park33 See SEBRING, page 4B Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID "It's not n ice to mess with Mother N ature," or so the saying g oes. The Lake Placid Senior S oftball Association found t his to be the case in their third week, with rainouts and makeups highlighting the schedule. In Wednesday action, only one game was played due to wet grounds. Makeups will be played as six-inning doubleheaders later in the season. Seminole Tire (2-4) rode the solid pitching of Pete Mathews to a 13-4 win over Schooni's (3-2). Mathews aided his own cause with four hits. The Three Hit Club for the Noles included Bob Diese (double, triple), Barry Weather limits Lake Placid Senior Softball News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Above: Brittany Lockhart atoned for last year's near miss in getting to state by setting a personal best at sectionals Wednesday and stamping her ticket to Kissimmee. Right: Avon Park's Tykeria Wiley will be making her second consecutive trip to state after qualifying at the Port Charlotte sectional Wednesday. Lady Lifters send three to State See SENIORS, pa g e 3B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Devin Clarke had a team-high 18 points as Sebring fought through fatigue to stage a late rally and defeat Lake Placid Tuesday night. Streak comeback dunks Dragons See STREAKS, p a g e 4B
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 14. 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 email@example.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, firstname.lastname@example.org .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 AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay, 6:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston3410.773 New York2321.52311 Philadelphia2025.4441412New Jersey1432.30421 Toronto1333.28322 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3113.705 Orlando3016.6522 Atlanta2917.6303 Charlotte1925.43212 Washington1331.29518 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago3114.689 Milwaukee1726.39513 Indiana1626.3811312Detroit1729.3701412Cleveland837.17823WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio397.848 New Orleans3116.660812Dallas2915.6599 Memphis2224.47817 Houston2225.4681712Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City2916.644 Denver2718.6002 Utah2719.587212Portland2521.543412Minnesota1035.22219 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers3313.717 Phoenix2024.455112Golden State1926.4221312L.A. Clippers1728.3781512Sacramento1033.2332112___ Tuesday's Games Denver 120, Washington 109 Boston 112, Cleveland 95 Dallas 112, L.A. Clippers 105 Charlotte 94, Sacramento 89 L.A. Lakers 120, Utah 91 Wednesday's Games Orlando 111, Indiana 96 New Jersey 93, Memphis 88 Philadelphia 107, Toronto 94 Denver 109, Detroit 100 Milwaukee 98, Atlanta 90 Oklahoma City 118, Minnesota 117, OT Houston 96, L.A. Clippers 83 Charlotte 114, Phoenix 107 San Antonio 112, Utah 105 New Orleans 112, Golden State 103 Thursday's Games Miami at New York, late Houston at Dallas, late Boston at Portland, late Friday's Games New Jersey at Indiana, 7 p.m. Memphis at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Chicago, 8 p.m. Washington at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m. Charlotte at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Boston at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia3312571174130 Pittsburgh3115466154114 N.Y. Rangers2920361148126 N.Y. Islanders1527737119162 New Jersey1630335101146 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston2815763152112 Montreal2718559130123 Buffalo2321551137144 Toronto1925543124153 Ottawa1725842108160 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay3115567154154 Washington2715963140129 Atlanta2419957152166 Carolina2519656153155 Florida2222549131131WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit3013666166143 Nashville2717660134119 Chicago2620456157139 Columbus2321551130152 St. Louis2220751130146 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver3110971165121 Colorado2519656161165 Minnesota2519555130134 Calgary2421654144152 Edmonton1526838122168 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas3015565147137 Anaheim2820460140146 Phoenix2517959149145 San Jose2519656139138 Los Angeles2722155143124 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesday's Games Florida 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 Pittsburgh 1, N.Y. Islanders 0 Anaheim 3, Columbus 2 Philadelphia 5, Montreal 2 Buffalo 3, Ottawa 2, OT Tampa Bay 2, Toronto 0 Minnesota 4, Chicago 2 Edmonton 4, Phoenix 3 Wednesday's Games Los Angeles 3, San Jose 2, SO Boston 2, Florida 1 Carolina 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Atlanta 1, Washington 0 Detroit 3, New Jersey 1 Dallas 3, Edmonton 1 Phoenix 5, Colorado 2 Calgary 4, St. Louis 1 Vancouver 2, Nashville 1 Thursday's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Scores EAST Albany, N.Y. 66, UMBC 63 Bentley 83, St. Rose 60 Bluffton 85, Mount St. Joseph 73 Boston U. 71, Binghamton 66 Bucknell 81, Lehigh 68 Dickinson 66, Gettysburg 58 Duquesne 91, Fordham 72 Georgetown 77, St. John's 52 Heidelberg 83, Baldwin-Wallace 62 Indiana, Pa. 86, Edinboro 71 Kings, Pa. 83, Penn Tech 79 Lafayette 83, Army 60 Massachusetts 78, St. Bonaventure 69 Navy 72, American U. 53 Otterbein 64, Ohio Northern 46 Penn St. 65, Iowa 51 Providence 83, Villanova 68 Sage 84, Mount St. Vincent 78 Saint Joseph's at La Salle, ppd. Temple 76, Charlotte 67 Wittenberg 82, Denison 54 SOUTH Anderson, S.C. 83, Wingate 72 Barton 81, St. Andrew's 68 Bryan 65, Union, Ky. 60 Catawba 101, Mars Hill 92 Clayton St. 61, Armstrong Atlantic 57 Coll. of Charleston 65, Georgia Southern 61 Delaware 59, William & Mary 55 Jacksonville 63, North Florida 62, OT James Madison 60, Drexel 52 Lincoln Memorial 90, Carson-Newman 69 Louisville 55, West Virginia 54 Lynchburg at Hampden-Sydney, ppd. McNeese St. 66, Nicholls St. 65 Memphis 77, UCF 61 North Carolina 74, Miami 71 Northeastern 70, UNC Wilmington 66 Old Dominion 51, Georgia St. 48 Pfeiffer 80, Coker 75 Randolph-Macon at Roanoke, ppd. Southern Miss. 84, East Carolina 77 Tennessee 75, LSU 53 The Citadel 85, Davidson 75 Towson at George Mason, ppd. Transylvania 77, Hanover 67 Tusculum 53, Lenoir-Rhyne 44 UAB 60, Marshall 56 Va. Intermont 70, Tenn. Wesleyan 66 MIDWEST Adrian 58, Trine 53 Bethel, Minn. 66, St. Mary's, Minn. 63 Calvin 81, Albion 50 Carleton 60, Concordia, Moor. 51 Carthage 69, North Park 50 Cincinnati 72, Rutgers 56 Concordia, Mich. 82, MichiganDearborn 78 Concordia, Wis. 82, Wis. Lutheran 65 Cornerstone 69, Madonna 67 Davenport 55, Indiana Tech 45 Edgewood 78, Marian, Wis. 62 Evansville 66, Indiana St. 63 Franklin 71, Rose-Hulman 50 Hope 100, Kalamazoo 95, OT Illinois St. 79, Bradley 78, OT MacMurray 66, Westminster, Mo. 62 Minnesota 81, Northwestern 70 Murray St. 67, SIU-Edwardsville 61 N. Illinois 83, Akron 74 N. Iowa 71, Creighton 66 N.C. Central 66, W. Illinois 58 Ohio 79, E. Michigan 65 Olivet 74, Alma 61 Rhode Island 59, Saint Louis 57 Ripon 86, Beloit 71 Siena Heights 80, Marygrove 71 St. John's, Minn. 82, Hamline 68 St. Norbert 73, Lawrence 52 St. Olaf 80, Gustavus 64 St. Thomas, Minn. 82, Augsburg 66 Texas Tech 92, Iowa St. 83 Wichita St. 74, S. Illinois 64 Wis.-Oshkosh 83, Wis.-Eau Claire 58 Wis.-River Falls 62, Wis.-Superior 59 Wis.-Stevens Pt. 85, Wis.-Whitewater 59 Wis.-Stout 98, Wis.-La Crosse 93 Xavier 81, George Washington 74 SOUTHWEST Cent. Arkansas 62, SE Louisiana 59 Northwestern St. 79, Lamar 69 Rice 79, Houston 71, OT SMU 59, Tulsa 58 Stephen F.Austin 63, Sam Houston St. 49 Texas 61, Oklahoma St. 46 Texas St. 73, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 62 UTEP 69, Tulane 65 FAR WEST BYU 71, San Diego St. 58 Colorado St. 69, Air Force 66 Long Beach St. 67, Pacific 66 New Mexico 71, TCU 46 EXHIBITION Cardinal Stritch 81, Calumet 70BASEBALLAmerican League NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with RHP Bartolo Colon on a minor league contract. TAMPA BAY RAYSAnnounced the retirement of OF Rocco Baldelli, who accepted a position as a special assistant with the team. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Boys Basketball vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Vanguard,7 p.m.; Girls Basketball at District Tournament,Ft.Meade,TBD THURSDAY,Feb.3: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Boys Basketball vs.Osceola,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Wrestling at Polk County Invitational,Lake Gibson,10 a.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,Haines City,vs.Liberty,6 p.m. THURSDAY,Feb.3: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,7 p.m. Walker MONDAY: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,All Saints Academy,TBD MONDAY,Feb.7: Boys Basketball at District Tournament,All Saints Academy,TBD Heartland Christian TODAY: 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 TODAY: 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 TODAY: 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. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,Ft.Meade,TBD,7:30 p.m. THURSDAY,Feb.3: Boys Basketball vs.Auburndale,7 p.m. S S K K A A T T I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . 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Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. N ASCAR is replacing the c omplicated scoring system i t has used since 1975 with a m ore straightforward format. None of the changes for t he 2011 season announced b y chairman Brian France at t he NASCAR Hall of Fame c ame as much of a surprise. NASCAR officials had b een briefing teams for a lmost two weeks on the c hanges in an effort to give c ompetitors feedback on the d irection being taken. Arace winner will receive 4 3 points under the new syst em, and the points will d ecrease down to 1 for the 4 3rd-place driver. There will be three bonus points for the winner, one bonus point for every driver who leads a lap, and one bonus point to the driver that leads the most laps. The maximum points available now will be 48. Golf HammockThe Mezza Group played individual golf at Golf Hammock Country Club using Pro-Am Points. There was a tie in A Group for first place between Frank Borgia and Jim Gulick at plus 6. Taking first place in B group was Mike LaJiness at plus 10 and Denis Shank with plus 5 in second place. David Mulligan took first place with plus 3 in C Group, Joe martini took second with plus 1 and Billy Parr took third with minus 1. DGroup first place was Curt Matterson at minus 1 and Jerry Hodges in second place with minus 2. Wayne Meyer took first place with plus 6 in E Group and second place went to Bob Hughes with plus 3. F Group saw Jerry Patterson take first place with plus 2 with Bill Alesi and Lee Stark tied at minus 2 for second place Doc Thomas was plus 3 to take first place in H Group and Larry Giangreco with plus 1 for second place. Frank Branca took first place with plus 3 in I Group with Bud Hill in second place with minus 2. In K Group, Janet Howland took first place with plus 4 and Karl Mellor at minus 2 for second place. Next Monday the Mezza group will play a scramble at Golf Hammock Country Club beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive early to register. For more information, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Harder HallThe Ladies League played an even holes event on Thursday, Jan. 20. The winners were: First place, Elaine Hettinga with 31; second place, Carol Grimm with 31.5; and third place, Dori Landrum with 32.Lake June West Golf ClubA Scramble was played Thursday, Jan. 20. Winning first place was the team of Frank Gallagher, Jill McGill Walt and Vern Nagel and Gloria Huggett with 47; second place, Ron West, Sylvia West, Joe and Joyce Swartz, Rob and Vera Knishka with 49; and third place, Doyan and Donna Eades, Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau and Wanda Jones with 51. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8, Virginia Simmons, 3feet-10-inches. (Men), No. 2, Joe Swartz, 2-feet-1-inch; and No. 4, Ott Wegner, 9-feet-11-inches. The Men's Association played a Best Ball event on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Winning first place was the team of Rich Loomis, Charlie Goins, Larry Angell, Art Schmeltz and Roy Fowler with 37; second place, Ron West, Mario Cappelletti, Pat Houlihan and Angelo Orland with 41; and third place, Claude Cash, Rex Simmons, Bob Knishka, Bud York and Bill Fowler with 42. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Joe Swartz, 12-feet-11-inches; No. 4, Bill Hintz, 2-feet-7-inches; and No. 8, Walt Nagel, 7-feet-8-inches. The Ladies Association played a scramble event on Monday, Jan. 17. Winning first place was the team of Helene Mellon, Clara Wiseman, Wanda Jones and Gloria Huggett with 38. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Kim Fiers, Kim Givens and Kay Kalusniak; Virginia Simmons, Betty Billau, Jan Mann and Barbara Cash with 39 each. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Clara Wiseman, 2-feet-10-inches; No. 4, Helene Mellon, 3-feet-7.5-inches; and No. 8, Barbara Cash, 12-feet-5-inches.PinecrestThe Men's Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points Wednesday, Jan. 26 with Tom Rockola, Jim Peters, Everett Lee and Wayne Meyers winning the team event with a +8 point total. Taking second was the team of Don Billy, Greg Mitchell, Larry Holzworth and Wayne Courson with +5. Individually, A and B Divisions both saw two-way ties for first. Roger Culbertson and Rockola each had +2 to top A Division and Jim Peters and Mitchell both totaled +6 in B Division. Bill Heimlan had +3 to win C Division with Larry Lamparski and Earl Plemmons tying for second at +2. Bill Kays won D Division with +7 while Dave Palmer, Chick Regan and Ted Turmel tied for third with +3 apiece.Placid LakesThe Men's Association played an Individual Lowest Number of Putts event Wednesday, Jan. 26. Tom Lacy came in with just 28 putts for the round to take top honors with John Rosettis four behind with 32. Daryl Gardner and Russ Isaacs each came in with 33 putts, with Gardner taking third after a match of cards and John Goble took fifth with 34 putts. Goble did get closest to the pin at #11, getting, coincidentally, to 11 feet. The Men's Association played a Two Best Balls event on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Winning first place was the team of Daryl Gardner, Dick McArdio, Cliff Moore and Russ Isaacs with minus29; second place, Taft Green, Bill Heilein and Bill Lockwood with minus26; and third place, Al LaMura, Tom Lacy and Wayne Wood with minus-21. Closest to the pin: No. 6, Bill Lockwood, 21-feet-3-inches.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, Jan. 25, the Spring Lake Men's Golf Association played an event called "Sevens" where teams used the best 4 balls on par 3's (total 7), the best 3 balls on par 4's (total 7), and the best 2 balls on par 5's (total 7). This was played on the Panther course. The winning team, at 188 strokes, was Ken Kirby, Bob Berg, and Howard Weekley, playing with a randomly drawn "Blind B" playerwho turned out to be Edd Vowels. Edd shot a net 65 which included a Double Eagle on the Par 5first hole. Second place was taken by Vern Baxter, the aforementioned Edd Vowels, Bill Schauwecker and John Schroeder with 196 strokes. The team of Ed Beauchim, Red Bohannon, Bob Pollard, and a Blind took third place with 199 strokes. Fourth place, at 201 strokes, went to the team of Dave Kamish, Will David, Jay Payne, and Chips Ryan. While cloudy and windy, it was still a great day for golf at SpringLake. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 28, 2011Page 3B 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE (863) 382-0500 3201 Golfview Rd. Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 3/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am 1pm $36By 8, After 1 $29 Saturday & Sunday: $29 WHOS MAKING NOISE IN TOWN?Subscribe today and nd out! Call 863-385-6155 for home deliverywww.newssun.com H urlburt, and Mo Pier. For Schooni's, Bob Ross, E d Engler, and Gary Steeves e ach register three hits. Steeves also contributed t wo outstanding catches in t he outfield. Lake Placid Marine (2-1) a nd Central Security (0-3) m ust be wondering what they c an do to appease Mother N ature. Their scheduled doubleh eader was postponed. In their season opener, the g ame was postponed due to a p layer collapsing, given CPR o n the field, then being taken t o the hospital by Lake Placid E MS. Now each team has three m akeup games. "It could be worse," q uipped Central Security o wner and outfielder Dana Hurlburt."I could be in my native Chicago right now." On Monday, the sun was out, and the games were played. Lockhart Service Center (4-1) became the last unbeaten team to fall as they lost to Schooni's Restaurant 18-14. The Restauranters rallied in the last inning for the second straight game by scoring five runs. Three hit games were recorded by Gary Steeves, Ed Engler (double, triple), Bob Poulin (two doubles), Jeff Stanley (triple), and Bob Roth. Softball Hall of Famer Dave Reed again supplied the power for Lockhart with two fence-clearing homers, a double, and a triple. Paul Stephenson had two doubles and a single as Lockhart tasted defeat for the first time in 2011. Lake Placid Marine toppled Seminole Tire 23-17. Ken Morgan, a fencebuster from Texas, led the assault with two roundtrippers, a double, and two singles. Frank Hedges also had five hits, and Manager Jim Guild led by example with four hits, including a triple and two doubles. Jim Hensley and Richard Rivera chipped in with three hits each, and both supplied a home run. For Seminole Tire, Jess Hathaway had four hits (homer, double) as did Mike Jurmu. John Kloet added three hits in the loss for the Noles. Continued from 1B Seniors play slowed by rains The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Associated Press MILWAUKEE Art m useums in Milwaukee and P ittsburgh are wagering loans o f major works of art based o n the outcome of the Super B owl. Milwaukee Art Museum D irector Daniel Keegan, an a vid Packers fan, is betting a Boating on the Yerres" by Gustave Caillebotte (ky-yuhBUHT'). Carnegie Museum of Art director Lynn Zelevansky is wagering "Bathers with Crab," by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (ren'-WAH). She's a Steelers fan. In a statement, Keegan says he looks forward to displaying the Renoir where the public can be reminded "of the superiority of the Green Bay Packers." Zelevansky says she doesn't believe in trash talk and she thinks the excellence of the Steelers and the museum's collection speaks for itself. Dates of the loan are still being finalized. Art museums wager temporary loans on Super Bowl NASCAR goes with new points system
Sebring junior Matt Taylor o pened the third with a 3p oint play to bring his team t o within one, but Lake P lacid senior Andre Wilson s ank a 3-pointer and added a 2 -point field goal after teamm ate Devonta Chisolm d ropped a 3-pointer to put t he Green Dragons up 37-28. The Streaks mustered the s trength for a 10-0 run, includi ng a leaping, backwards dunk f rom Clarke, but Sebring's 383 7 lead didn't last long as the D ragons stayed close and held a 44-42 edge going into the f inal quarter. "We had a long, tough f ight against Avon Park last n ight and we came out e xhausted [Tuesday]," Taylor s aid. "We got together as a g roup at halftime and talked a bout how we could get a win i f we pulled it together and s howed character." Chisolm's 3-pointer to o pen the fourth gave Lake P lacid a little room before S ebring's Jones'followed up w ith his own 3-pointer. Down 49-45, Clarke starte d the 16-0 stretch with a s teal that he followed up with a n in-and-around run worthy o f a football game. "Devin is a showman," s aid Sebring coach Princeton H arris. "I've coached him for f our years. I can deal with s ome of it and I keep most of i t under control. "He's from Lake Placid so h e's always a little extra h yped whenever we play t hem." Clarke out-maneuvered a nd outran Lake Placid playe rs for a layup. He then fired a pass to S olebello, who nailed a 3p ointer to give Sebring the l ead for good. Joshua Heflin and Clarke scored after nabbing offensive rebounds, and Taylor sank two free throws then scored off a Clarke pass to keep the streak going. Clarke followed a free throw with a steal and a layup on a flying leap to the basket before Lake Placid's Wilson sank a 3-pointer to end the streak with Sebring ahead 6152. Fleming scored on a 3-point play to pull within 61-55, but Clarke sank two free throws and Jones sank another to keep the lead for Sebring. Clarke scored a game-high 18 points for Sebring, while Jones added 16 points. Taylor contributed 10 points against the Green Dragons. The Blue Streaks plan to take Wednesday off and hold a short practice session Thursday before hosting district rival Osceola on Friday. "Five games in seven days is rough even when you're young," Harris said. "The guys were tired and they need a rest. Their legs were dead. "We tried to put a little bit of pressure on Lake Placid and do some things to get us a W'and get us up on out of there." Lake Placid coach David Veley said his team has no one to blame for the loss but themselves. "We did ourselves in," Coach Veley said. "It's a game we should have won. "We were in trouble and they knew it. It's frustrating. They pressed and got the game back on their side. There's no doubt the game could have gone our way with a break here or there." Wilson shared game-high scoring honors with Clarke with 18 points for the Green Dragons, while Fleming added 17. Carr tallied nine points, Chisolm had eight and Veley chipped in seven. The Green Dragons have one last district game against Mulberry on Friday, but it's an important contest as teams jockey for position in the district tournament, Veley said. "We'll be playing for third seed against Mulberry so that's a game we want to take," he said. "We want that third spot and that's what we'll get if we win on Friday. So we'll be getting ready for that." Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Third A nnual Highlands County Half M arathon and 5K saw an overf low field on a good day for r unning Saturday, Jan. 22 at H ighlands Hammock State P ark. "The temperatures were in t he mid 50s," race organizer and h ead timer Chet Brojek said. We had a great turnout and s ome very fine performances." Winning the Half Marathon o verall for the men was Adam S mehyl in 1:32.23, while the o verall female win went to Blue S treak Taylor Tubbs in 1:41.53.. Half Marathon ResultsOverall Male: Adam Smehyl 1:32.23 Overall Female: Taylor Tubbs -1:41.53 Masters Male: Kenneth Steckert -1:32.55 Masters Female: Paula Lunt1:46.26 Grand Master Male: Georges Joseph-Pauline-1:52.18 Grand Master Female: Laura Griffin -1:53.53 Female Age Groups: (25-29) Corien Peavy 2:23.16, Jennifer Bryant 2:33.10, Melanie Aydt 2:39.07, Staci Braswell 2:51.23; (30-34) Lori Kapalko 1:48.42, Pam Dicks 1:59.19, Stacy Smehyl 2:18.40,Becky Mendes 2:21.09, Jenna Latham 2:26:01, Amy Zwayer 2:453.50; (35-39) Julie Balboni 1:56.40, Jennifer Burnside 2:17.54; (40-44) Elizabeth LeBlanc 2:02.47; (4549) Jennifer Glassburn 1:58.51, Kathleen Hammock 2:17.54, Donna Strickland 3:04.20; (5054) Darlene Celentano 2:23.16, Elaine Hawthorne 3:2215; (5559) Elena Febre 2:32.25, Marti Brooker 2:41.30, Crystal Vanderpool 3:03.04. Male Age Groups: (15-19) Daniel Brinke 2:02.09; (30-34) Kenneth Koehler 1:56.26, Bob Starrett 2:09.19, Wade White 2:11.02, German Soto 2:45.31; (35-39) James Brown 1:40.14, Ed Burnside 1:52.07, Sunil Kumar 1:54.57, Nate Francher 2:03.04, Praveen Krishnadas 2:41.25; (40-44) Sean Kramak 1:40.52, Brian Balboni 1:44.21, Chris Doty 1:54.44, Asmish Shah 2:37.57, P.J. Patel 2:37.58; (45-49) Jay Dixon 1:34.01, Jerry Widden 1:39.11, Lawrence Luepschen 1:41.00, Marcus Valim 1:54.06, William Moore 1:55.09, David Taylor 2:05.57, Scott Handley 2:19.25, Tim Elder 2:27:02, Walter Kohl 2:27.28; (50-54) Tim Williams 1:39.19, Mike Martino 1:41.53, Randy Grice 1:48.16, Steve Marquart 1:55.09, Steve Scheck 2:09.52, Mason Widden 2:20.58; (55-59) Tom Lucas 1:48.27, Wesley Mercer 1:50.51, Peter Lewia 1:54.09, Richard Percy 2:04.24, Virgil McInvale 2:05.06, Russell Andrews 2:23.04; (60-64) John Schwarze 1:55.59, Richard Rucker 2:15.19; (65-69) Bob Harter 2:45.31, (70-74) Harold Smith 2:26.06, Sam Starrett 3:18.30. Female Relay Team: Renee Kohl, Martie Mielke, Brittany Phypers, & Margret Updike 2:34.49. Mixed Relay (Male and Female): Tammy Surrancy, Mike Kirsch, Peter Vale, & Ryan Smith-2:05:03. 5K Run/Walk -Order of Finish/Time Matthew Schult 18:29, Jon Foy 20:57, Stewart Skipper 21:08, Nathan Skipper 21:37, Ryan Dorrell 21:37, Hannah Schroeder 21:44, Chuck Best 22:13, Bo Connerly 22:33, Allie Mann 22:36, Krista Fredrickson 23:31, Wade Gilbert 24:31, Ben Tubbs 24:31, Danny Cool 24:32, Rebekah Willis-Stephens 24:32, Sara King 25:45, Richard Godfrey 27:13, Catilyn Moulds 27:28, Brin (only 7 years old) 27:40, Sherrie Clark 27:48, Mary Ann Andrews 28:07, Steve Ashworth 28:36, Laura Barben 28:40, Michael Stewart 29:57, David King 30:10, Tom Delaney 30:32, Lori Ashworth 31:21, Hugh Beuscher 32:00, Savannah Oldfield (age 11) 32:30, Paige Oldfield 32:30, Carl Cool 33:03, Rose Fowler 33:19, Joy Chada 33:47, Ranjan Patl 34:15, An Garcia 34:38, Bill Jarrett 34:43, Mary Rucker 35:32, Annamarie Grimes 35:37, Wesley Gilbert 35:38, Brooke Francher 35:48, Peggy Essex-Klammer 36:06, Davy Schroder 36:43, Barb Schroder 36:54, Gary Moore 37:36, Candice Connerly 37:44,Sarah Smith 38:01, Jennifer Koukos 38:45, Amberlee Rogers 38:46,Deborah Summers 39:32, Shannon Brown 39:34, Kathy Maslovaric 40:08, Bill Schauwecker 42:07, Terri Nicholson 42:13, Audrey Smith 43:31, Jan Coyle 44:43, Hannah Naiman ( 11) 45:07, Toni Clark (10) 45:08, Julia Miller 46:08, Judy Lee Brown 47:49, Andrea Jennings 48:31, Judye Mercer 48:34, Julie Creed & Angel 49:08, Alyssa Handley 49:23, Morgan Cook 49:26, Susan Eldredge 49:26, Lisa Tyson 51:39, Romulo Febre 55:05, Amanda Fant 1:04.47, Odin Fancher (age 6) 1:05.07, Carol Cooper (NTA). Central Florida Striders Running Club Chet Brojek, Head Timer 385-4736 Things started well for S ebring as they got off to a 1 0-0 lead after a 15-4 decis ion by Josh Figur over D elroy Blake in the 171p ound weight class and V icente Moore pinned R omeo Dunn at 189. But Avon Park grappled b ack into it with a Charles C ouncil pin of Chase Bixler a t 215 and Dylan Brown t ook a close 10-8 decision o ver Andrew Cooper in the h eavyweight class to cut the l ead to 10-9. Johnny Baldridge then put t he Devils out in front with a p in of Nate Franklin with f our seconds left in the first r ound of the 103-pound m atch and Jose Torres e xtended the lead to 21-10 w ith a first-round pin of B lake Fitch at 119. Brandon Fitch, however, had his brother's back and halted the Avon Park run with a second-round pin of Cody Hall in the 125 match to pull Sebring back to within 21-16 before Jeff Satine got one back for the Devils with a first-round pin of Dalton Helvey at 130. The Devils got another pin at 135 to extend the lead to 33-16, leaving them on the brink of securing the meet. But Jeremy Quals made it 33-22 with a pin at 140 before Juve's miraculous comeback made it 33-28. Casey Ricker then put the Streaks back in the lead with a pin at 152 and Chris DeJesus finished off the meet with another pin to provide for the final 40-33 margin. "Some our veterans didn't wrestle their best, didn't wrestle the way they're capable of," Brown said. "They didn't take control of situations or take advantage of mistakes their opponents made. They just let too many things slip by." The teams have a relatively short turn-around again as they head to the Brian Bain Invitational at Lake Gibson Saturday. "I hope they learned some things tonight because if they don't, they'll be in trouble this weekend," Brown said. "There will be about 14, 15 teams there, with all the big Polk County schools, so it'll be really tough. 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Now, those o f us in the health care prof essions were taught to use h ot, soapy water and scrub f or at least 15 seconds. T hat's what you should do. B ut how should you dry y our hands? Never, ever use the blow d ryers found in restrooms. T hrough the years several s cientific studies have shown t hat drying one's hands with a blow dryer as opposed to p aper towels actually i ncreases the number of g erms on your hands. I know t he studies were all done by c ounting bacteria rather than v iruses, and fungus, but g erms all hang together. M isery loves company as t hey say. Studies in the past have s hown a four-fold increase in t he number on people's hands after using a blow dryer. Shocking! One recent study, done in London in 2009, found that people who used a blow dryer to dry their hands had two to three times as many bacteria on their hands as they did before washing them. Not only that, many of the bacteria were pathogenic that is, they were the kind of bacteria that can cause disease. The key problem is that the vents and bottoms of dryers in public bathrooms get contaminated with regular use. The dryers are kept in a warm, moist place precisely the kind of environment that bacteria, fungus and viruses need to thrive. The dryers never get hot enough to kill the germs, just warm enough to help them multiply and thrive. In fact, the studies also found that the warm air from dryers actually helps disperse the pathogens all around the room. I'm boycotting public restrooms this week, between the toilets flushing germs all over the place, and the hand dryers blowing, I think I'll just hold it in, LOL. Based on the science, it's actually better to leave the restroom with wet hands than use the blow dryer. Carry your own paper towels or just shake your hands off. And if I don't already sound too neurotic, don't touch the door handle on the way out. Remember, that's touched by all the people who didn't bother to wash their hands after changing a tampon, going No. 2 or whatever. I'm banishing the thoughts from my head immediately. Keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your purse or pocket. Resist touching your nose and mouth. And power up your immune system. I have a brand new article on natural remedies for cold and flu that I'm releasing soon. To get it, sign up for my free newsletter at my Web site because it won't be printing in the newspaper: www.SuzyCohen.com. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist' and Real Solutions.' For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Don't blow dry your hands Metro Services Washing your hands is important, but be sure to avoid using the blow dryers. Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen If someone told you there i s a way to exercise that d oesn't require a pricey gym m embership or athletic skill a nd is actually relaxing, w hat would you say? No d oubt, the answer would be: Sign me up!" Walking is the most popul ar form of exercise, but may b e taken for granted since it i s an act that many of us do e ach day without considering i t an aerobic activity. H owever, the results of w alking are physically r ewarding leading to a t rimmer body and enhanced g eneral health. One of the wonderful a spects of starting a walking r outine, known as exercisew alking, is that it can be d one almost anywhere and at a ny time, regardless of the weather. You can walk to the store, in a mall, around your neighborhood, with your dog, with a group of friends, or on your own. In addition, it is a great form of exercise for those who have a long history of inactivity, problems with obesity or who simply don't like strenuous activity. Before you get started on your new walking routine, I recommend finding sensible, comfortable walking shoes to ensure proper foot health. Wear absorbent socks and footwear that is stable from side to side and well-cushioned. Since buying shoes is the only real monetary investment you need to make for your walking regimen, don't try to cut costs. Buy your shoes for quality comfort and fit. New Balance Cross Trainers are a good choice and they come in widths. If you are free of any serious health problems, then your walking routine is ready to hit the road immediately. I suggest a check-up if you are over the age of 60, have a disease, disability or are taking medication. Amedical exam is also recommended if you are 35 to 60, substantially overweight, easily fatigued, an excessive smoker or physically inactive. Here are few tips for getting started. Begin by taking 20 minute walks, moving at your own pace but brisk enough to make your heart beat faster. Walk with your head and back straight and stomach tight, keeping your legs out front and knees slightly bent. As you're walking try to land the heel of your foot and roll forward to push off on the ball of your foot. Don't forget to cool down by stretching at the end of each session. Dr. Joni Jones is a podiatrist in Sebring who can be reached at 382-3228, stop by her office at 206 West Center Avenue, Sebring or mail to P.O. Box 1719, Sebring, FL 33871-1719. Walk your way to better health Foot Care Dr. Joni Jones A ce Homecare offers outreach events Ace Homecare community outreach e vents for the coming week includes: Monday 1 p.m., caregivers support g roup, Crown Pointe Assisted Living C ommunity, Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, S ebring. Tuesday 1 p.m., health fair, G roves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, S ebring. Wednesday 8 a.m., health fair, V illa Del Sol, behind Winn Dixie, U.S. 2 7, Avon Park; 10:30 a.m., health fair, A von Park Meal Site, Main Street. Thursday 9 a.m., caregiver traini ng, Balmoral Assisted Living Facility 9 3 Balmoral Rd, County Road 621, L ake Placid; 10:30 a.m., caregivers supp ort group, Balmoral Assisted Living F acility.Better Breathers Club meets SEBRING The American Lung A ssociation's Better Breathers Club is a l ung health support club for adults with l ung disease, and their families and f riends. The club offers educational information on COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, sleep apnea, and other lung diseases. Different speakers are featured at each meeting on topics ranging from living with lung diseases, equipment use, managing and coping with your disease, and more. The next meeting is at noon today in Conference Room 3, upstairs at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring, on Sun 'N Lake Boulevard. This month's speaker is Wendi Conklin, ARNP-BC, presenting information on oxygen therapy. She will discuss what it is, who qualifies, and more. Ahealthy snack and beverage will be provided. Call Mike Napper at 4023450. Snapshots Special to the News-SunLAKELAND Good Shepherd Hospice has named Dr. Stewart W. Stein as its medical director. "We are very excited to have Dr. Stein join our Good Shepherd Hospice team," said Chris Bredbenner, Good Shepherd Hospice executive director. "He comes with an extensive background in end-of-life care and a commitment to the delivery of exceptional hospice services." Stein has served as chief medical officer and medical director at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. Prior to that he was a staff physician with the Kaiser Permanente Department of Continuing Care in San Diego, where Stein provided geriatric, rehabilitative and hospice care f or patients in home settin gs and skilled-nursing faci lities. He is board certified b y the American Board of Hospice and Palliati ve Medicine and was a schol ar in residence at the Cent er for Palliative Studies wi th San Diego Hospice. Stein is a Florida nati ve who was born in Jacksonville and attend ed the University of Florid a, where he earned h is Bachelor of Science an d medical degrees. He completed his me dical internship and reside ncy programs at t he University of California at San Diego's Universi ty Hospital. Stein joined Goo d Shepherd Hospice on Jan. 3 and will work out of t he Lakeland office. Good Shepherd Hospice names medical director Courtesy photo Cabaret crooner Tom McGannon serenades Royal Care of Avon Park resident Sharon Locklear recently at their monthly concert.
Page 6BNews-SunFriday, January 28, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Ed Howell, transitional pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 3:30 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family and Youth Center). Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church."Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION A tonement Lutheran Church ELCASEBRING Sunday morning, t he Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, w orship service will be led by D eacon David Thoresen. Agape dinner and Communion s ervice will be the in fellowship h all at 4 p.m. Sunday. The event w ill be hosted by Ron and R osemarie Fitzpatrick. Sunday, Feb. 6 the men's group w ill be making and serving free p ancake breakfast, following morni ng worship in the fellowship hall. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK "To God Be The G lory in The Church" (Ephesians 3 :21) will be the Sunday morning m essage presented by Larry R oberts, minister. The Sunday evening service will b e a devotional in the multi-purpose r oom. There will be a fingerfood f ellowship to follow. The Sojourners, a group of retired C hristians who travel in RVs across t he nation, will be arriving this w eekend. They will be helping the m embers of this church in beautifyi ng the church building and g rounds. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 2 00 S. Forest. Ave. For information c all 453-4692Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK Fourth Sunday a fter Epiphany, Pastor Scott M cLean will preach a sermon titled "Preaching Paradoxical Blessings." The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east of the Avon Park High School. Call 471-2663 or search the Web for christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled "Love." The keynote is from Psalms 42:8, "...the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life." The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled "Moving With The Lamb" at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Covenant Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Darrell Arnold will speak at both the informal service and the traditional service. At 6:30 p.m., the church will host the Collegiate Chorale of Warner University. This group is a music ministry team that sings a variety of musical songs of the Christian faith with something for every member of the family. Dr. Stephen Darr is director. The church is on Sun n Lake Boulevard. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID The Agape Cafe is open from 9:15-10 a.m. All are invited to join for fellowship and refreshments before worship services. January brings the return of the Lunch Bunch.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, based on the Scripture I Corinthians 1:18-31. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK For Sunday, Rev. Jon Beck's text for the 11 a.m. service will be Philippians 1:3-11. He will also be speaking at the evening service. Nursery is available for both services. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information call 4536681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon titled "4 Signs of APure Heart: Puts Its Trust In God Alone!" with regards to I Timothy 6:17-21. There will be no Sunday evening service. The Hands of Christ Food Ministry will distribute food to the needy at 5 p.m. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, or email the church at email@example.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lord's Table this Sunday morning will be Walter and Anna Coley. Communion will be served by Barbara Slinkard, Michael Graves, Gretchen Ames and Jayne Weldy. Greeting the congregation will b e Howard and Shirley Lewis. Carol and Mike Graves will work with th e children's church. Lighting the can dles during the month of January will be Daniel Thibodeau. The pastor's sermon is titled "More Than Conquerors" taken from Romans 8:28-30. First Presbyterian Church ARPSEBRING "Grace and Peace What Does Law Have to Do With It?" is the title of Sunday morning 's sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A Peer. Tuesday is Women's Ministries Ruth Circle at 9:30 a.m.; call for meeting place. Grief Support Grou p is at 3 p.m. in the adult classroom. Youth Group (ages 11-18) meets from 4-7 p.m. in fellowship hall. Confirmation class is from 3:45 4:45 p.m. Wednesday in the teen classroom.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING The Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message on Sunday. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. th e "Growing with God" family night continues in the Family Life Cente r. The Methodist Men's group wil l host a Valentine Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 in the Family Life Center. Fine Food and Fellowship "Chinese" Dinner is being held on Feb. 13 after the church services. Church News RELIGION GUIDELINES: TheNews-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Friday's paper. Submit items to the NewsSun'sfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Continued on page 7B
www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 28, 2011Page 7B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r email@example.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Shabbat Services, 7 :30 p.m.; Saturday afternoon intro t o Hebrew, 12:30 p.m.; Saturday i ntro to Judaism, 2 p.m.; Saturday a fternoon Torah Study, 3:30 p.m.; H avdallah, 5 p.m. Jan. 7-8; Jan. 21; F eb. 4; Feb. 18-19; March 4-5; M arch 18-19 Purim; April 1-2; April 1 5-16; April 18, 6 p.m., Pesach 1st N ight Seder; April 29-30 Yom H ashoah; May 13-14; May 27-28. E very Thursday will be Hebrew and B ible classes with Howard Salles, 1 2:30-4:30 p.m. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Children's Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8:15 and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10 and 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, firstname.lastname@example.org.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown email@example.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway email@example.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, adult and college age, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group (ages 1118), 4-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gail Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,email@example.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meetin g and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bib le study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women 's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All mee tings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring. For more information, vis it the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruc e Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Summe r Schedule, Sunday School 9:0 0 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on life's journey, you're we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP T ickets are available for sale now. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 e ach Sunday to hear the Worship S ervice. The church is downtown at 1 26 S. Pine St. Visit the Web site at w ww.sebringfirstumc.com. Call the c hurch office at 385-5184.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Grace Pointe M inistries is at 200 Lark Ave., S ebring Hills Clubhouse. Home Bible study with the pastor i s at 7 p.m. Tuesday and continues t he study of "The Future Revealed." W hat's on the Revelation time line? C lass provided for the children. Women of Grace Fellowship is at 7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Sermon series continues It's Question Time!"Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moore's s ermon for both services Sunday w ill be "The Story of Moses" with S cripture from Exodus 4:15-31. Services will include George K elly singing "Amazing Grace;" D arlene Gardner, Karla Morrissette, Marlene Groenveld and Pat West singing "Led by the Master's Hand;" and Mary VanHooreweghe and Flossi Moore singing "When I think about." At the mid-morning service the Heartland Singers will sing "Little Moses." At 6 p.m. Tuesday the adult Bible study, taught by Pastor Ted Moore, will be "What the Muslims teach." The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Look for the lighthouse.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Rev. Jerry McCauley, visitation pastor, will preach Sunday on the subject "The Second Coming of Christ" at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service, with Scripture lessons from I Thessalonians 4:13-18 and Revelation 19:11-21. Claude Burnett, pastoral assistant, will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. Youth group and Bible fellowship will attend a missions event at 5 p.m. The church is located at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, "Healed By His Bruises," is taken from Isaiah 53. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morning message and the evening service will be the end-ofthe-month-sing and fellowship.Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK The sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany will be based on the Matthew 5. The Busy Bodies meet at 9 a.m. Monday in Burke Hall. The Midweek Worship Service Fragrance Free is Wednesday. The J.O.Y. Gathering meets Thursday, followed by choir practice at 3:30. The Vision Team meets at 2 p.m. Friday.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The sermon topic for Sunday morning will be "Faith, Hope and Love in Action" taken from James 2:17-22. Boy Scouts meet Monday at 7 p.m. Men's Fellowship and Prayer Breakfast is Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. St. John Youth meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING Pastor Keith Simmons will preach Sunday on "Jubilee: Liberty of Our Souls." The Scripture will oRomans 6:14-23. Sunday school will be led by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying "Healed by His Business. They will be looking at the Scripture Isaiah 53:4-6, 10-12.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING Doug Phillips, missionary to Ukraine with Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, will speak in the morning worship service Sunday. Aaron Snyder will speak in the evening worship hour. Wednesday, Don Hall will continue the Bible study on Elijah at 7 p.m. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. Call 385-0752.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake Unite d Methodist is at 8170 Cozumel Lan e. This Sunday the guest speaker wil l be Sam Cox, who will tell about th e Gideons. Aspecial collection will be taken for the Florida Methodist Children's Home. Fellowship follows the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING "Are We a Health y Church?" is the title of Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum's message. There will be the installation of ne w deacons and elders. Glenn Schrieb er with E.F.C. will be present to shar e. Family dinner will follow the worship service. At 6:30 p.m., the movie "Jacob the Liar" will be shown. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 471-6140; the pastor's ce ll is 214-6190. For church informatio n and the pastor's messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 6B RELIGION
Page 8BNews-SunFriday, January 28, 2011www.newssun.com 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872863-386-1060 Care You Can Trust, Service You Deserve Secured Memory Care Unit Now Accepting Medicaid Diversion Respite Care Independent Living Assisted Living RELIGION Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Knights of Columbus Council 4717 of Avon Park has earned the distinction of Double Star Council for the 2009-2010 fraternal year. The organization's headquarters, located in New Haven, Conn., made the announcement. The award recognized overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment (reaching 200 percent of quota, thereby making it a "double star") and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program and sponsorship of serviceoriented activities. The award was presented to the membership by District Deputy Angel Hernandez at a special ceremony held on Jan. 22. In announcing the local winner of the Star Council Award, Carl A. Anderson, chief executive officer of the organization, said, "Please accept my sincere congratulations upon attaining this prestigious award. Your dedication to the Order is seen in the high standard of excellence you have achieved. At the same time, I encourage you to carry forward this enthusiasm to meet the challenge that will face the Knights of Columbus in the years ahead. May this be a reminder and an inspiration to the members of your council to continue to promote the ideals of Columbianism for the good of the Church, your council and the Order." "Receiving the Double Star Council Award is quite an honor for us. We're extremely proud of this accomplishment," proclaimed Dick Carlson, head of the local council. The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the church, their communities, families and young people. With more than 1.8 million members in over 13,000 councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donated more than $151 million and 69 million hours of service to charitable causes. Local Knights of Columbus Council receives top international award Courtesy photo Grand Knight Dick Carlson (left) receives the Double Star Council award from District Deputy Angel Hernandez. Here we go again. Have you heard of the new date for the rapture, May 21, 2011? Hi, my name is Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from "The Way "and I'd like to have a word with you. There have been more than 200 specific dates set for the return of the Lord, and none came true. The latest is the May 21st date. I just wonder what part of "no one knows the day or hour" (Matthew 25:13 NIV) don't they understand? How many will be turned off to Christianity because of the date setters? On the other hand, God does gives us hundreds of end time prophecies that are not to be ignored. For example the return of Israel to its land (Ezekiel 36-37) and Jerusalem back in the hands of the Israelis, June 7, 1967. Jesus makes it clear that Jerusalem will be back in the possession of Israel before the second coming (Matthew 24:15-21). In the same passage Jesus mentions the temple. Are there plans to re-build the temple on the temple place? You bet there are. Ask the average Israeli in Jerusalem today if he or she would like to see the temple back. The Temple Institute in downtown Jerusalem already has hundreds of recreated articles which will be necessary for Temple worship. You can view the massive Golden Lamp Stand, the fancy clothing of the priests and the exclusive crown of the High Priest in the showcases of the Temple Institute. Does the Moslem Dome of the Rock have to be removed first? Possibly but not necessarily. Ancient drawings line up the existing Golden Gate on the Eastern Temple wall with the entrance to the Temple. If that was the case, the Temple could be built right beside the Dome of the Rock Revelation 11:2, NIV seems to support this idea. When the Apostle John was called into heaven he was told to measure the Temple of God. Here were his instructions: "But exclude the outer court, do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months". The Gentiles include the Moslems. Did God let us know that the area of the outer court is occupied by a Gentile structure? You make the call. It will be very exiting to watch, how the debate over the coming Temple structure will continue. Yes, the stage is set for the second coming of Jesus! Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor of The Way Church. He teaches An Evening in Prophecy' at Homer's Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month. Stage is set for the second coming As we have just begun a new year, it is important to recognize God at the very beginning. Let us not make the mistake of toiling on in our own a bility and delay trusting in G od as a last resort. We must d etermine to give God our best i n all we do and this will i nclude giving Him the first t hings. If we fail to yield to G od first in every area, then He w ill end up with the leftovers. A s Matthew 6:33 says, "But s eek ye first the kingdom of G od, and his righteousness; and a ll these things shall be added u nto you." From the beginning, God h as always wanted the first t hings. In Exodus 13, God comm anded his people to "sanctify u nto me all the firstborn." In E xodus 29, God demanded to r eceive the first of Israel's ripe f ruits. In Exodus 34, God stated t hat "every firstling among thy c attle" is his. In Leviticus 2 7:30, God says, "And all the t ithe of the land, whether of the s eed of the land, or of the fruit o f the tree, is the Lord's: it is h oly unto the Lord." Under K ing Hezekiah, revival came to t he nation of Israel, and tithing o f the firstfruits was once again i nstituted. When God has our h earts, he gets the first of our p ossessions. The Bible says in P roverbs 3:9, "Honour the Lord w ith thy substance, and with t he firstfruits of all thine i ncrease." Israel again rebelled a gainst the Lord, and he b rought it before their attention t hrough the prophet Malachi: Will a man rob God? Yet ye h ave robbed me. But ye say, W herein have we robbed thee? I n tithes and offerings." Tithing i s the one area God gives the c hallenge for His children to p rove him in. He wants the first o f what He has blessed us with t hat we might recognize from w hence it came. God will a lways bless obedience on our p art in this area. Of course, where our treasu re is, there will our heart be a lso. God is more interested in o ur heart than anything else. In R evelation 2:4,5 God says to t he Church, "Nevertheless I h ave somewhat against thee, b ecause thou hast left thy first l ove. Remember therefore from w hence thou art fallen, and r epent, and do the first works; o r else I will come unto thee q uickly, and will remove thy c andlestick out of his place, e xcept thou repent." When God h as our first love, He will get o ur first works. God deserves the first of e very aspect of our life. But k now that the Devil wants what G od wants. We must choose to g ive God the first part of our l ife. Young people need to give t heir heart to God early on. G ive the strength of your life to s erving God. Give God the first p art of your day. Throughout S cripture we find men like A braham, Job, David, and Jesus w ho got up a great while before d ay to worship God. The rest of t he day goes better when God g ets the first part. If you can't g ive God the first part of your d ay, you probably won't give G od the first part of your doll ar. Give God the first day of t he week. In each of the four Gospel r ecords, we find that Jesus rose a gain on the first day of the w eek. Christians since have o bserved Sunday as the Lord's d ay. Now it has become just a nother day for entertainment a nd the finale of the weekend. L et's get back to giving God t he first things. Let's determine t o do this now at the first of a n ew year. L uke Knickerbocker is the pastor of B ethel Baptist Church in Lake P lacid, 216 E. Park St. E-mail him at email@example.com. The church Web site is visitbethelbaptist.com. Give God the first things Timeless Treasure Luke Knickerbocker Guest Column Reinhold Buxbaum Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Known as one of America's most versatile family ensembles, The Ditchfield Family Singers will share in music at the Leisure Lakes Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday. Exciting crowds all over the country, the Ditchfields will make their second annual church appearance in Highlands County, although they have appeared frequently at Tanglewood. Led by Stephen Ditchfield, recently recognized as "one of the finest baritone voices in American today," the group provides many styles of music and worship. Included with the group are My Three Sons, an awardwinning championship barbershop quartet performing from coast to coast. Following the morning performance, all are invited to stay for "dinner on the grounds" in the church's fellowship hall. The church is at the western end of Lake June. From U.S. 27 take Lake June Road to Miller, turning north on Wildflower. For further information contact the church office at 699-0671. Ditchfield Family Singers return to Leisure Lakes Courtesy photo The Ditchfield Family Singers will share in music at the Leisure Lakes Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sebring Christian plans Relay saleSEBRING It's time again for Sebring Christian Church's annual Relay For Life yard sale. This is not a standard yard sale. It's a huge indoor sale and all proceeds from the sale will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life fundraiser. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday.St. Agnes plans flea marketSEBRING St. Agnes Episcopal Church will host its annual flea market at 3840 Lakeview Drive from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.Festival of Praise is SaturdayAVON PARK Festival of Praise with Voice of Prophecy, hosted by Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church at 1410 W. Avon Blvd., will be on Saturday. There will be a miniconcert, thrilling reports from VOP, exciting plans for the future, inspiring devotional from Fred Kinsey. Featured musicians will be Connie Vandeman Jeffery, vocalist; Greg Evans, guitar and vocalist; and Debby Wade, vocalist. Festival of Praise is at 5 p.m.Masyk featured at Faith Promise Missions ServicesAVON PARK Pastor Vladimir Masyuk, pastor of First Church of the Nazarene in Kiev, Ukraine, will be the guest missionary for the Faith Promise Missions services Saturday and Sunday. He is the first Nazarene pastor in the former Soviet Union. The kick off dinner with Masyuk will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. He will present a challenging message on Faith Promise on Sunday morning and informal time of sharing in the Sanctuary at 6 p.m. The church is at 707 W. Main St. For more information, contact Pastor Randy Rupert at 453-4851.Diane Osborne Concert at St. John SEBRING At age 17, Lake Placid's Diane Osborne was auditioned to study with one of the greatest violin teachers in the Pacific Northwest. At the end of this study, she felt God's calling to become a missionary to reach audiences using her violin. Her concerts include violin solos with orchestrated soundtrack, Scripture and personal testimony. Osborne will perform in place of originally scheduled Nick Koltay, who had to cancel due to family illness. This concert of beautiful violin music and heartwarming testimony, the third in St. John's performing Arts Series, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. A"Souper Bowl" donation of canned food i s suggested for admission. Call 382-1736 for inform ation.Warner Chorale at Covenant Church SEBRING The Warner University Collegiate Chorale will sing at Covenant Presbyterian Church at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The Collegiate Chorale is an 11-member ensemble whose goal is to share the ir Christian commitment through uplifting music. The program includes a variety of musical styles; with something for every one member of the family The church is at 4500 Sun 'N Lake Blvd. Afree will offering will be taken His Willing Vessel in concertLAKE PLACID His Willing Vessel shares in music at First Assembly o f God, 327 Plumosa St., at 6 p.m. Sunday. This southern gospel group will lift up the nam e of our Lord.Michael Card comes to Sebring Feb. 25-26SEBRING In a care er that spans 25 years, Michael Card has recorde d more than 30 albums, authored or co-authored 2 2 books, hosted a radio pro gram, and written for a wide range of magazines. And yet, Card's goal in li fe has always been to simply teach the Bible. To that end and in addition to the song and book writing, Card is branching out in earnest with a new focus on community and itinerant teaching inspired by the Gospels and Card's own biblical imagination. The Biblical Imaginatio n Conference with Michael Card will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25; from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26; followed by a concert at 7 p.m. at Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road.Calvary Baptist has revival next weekAVON PARK A revival will be held at Calvary Baptist Church beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. The revival will continue at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The speaker will be Evangelist Gerald W. Fielder from Boaz, Ala. There will be great singin g in every service. Anurser y will be provided. The location is 2220 U.S. 27 South in Avon Park. Call 452-5220. Wings of Faith presents golf tournamentSEBRING Wings of Faith Worship Center pre sents its first ever golf tou rnament on Saturday, Apri l 16 at Country Club of Sebring. Call for sponsor ship opportunities or for player fees or register at wingsoffaithchristianworshipcenter.com. Snapshots
Associated PressThe Oscar race for best picture is widely expected to come down to two films, both of which are dogged by questions of veracity. Neither "The King's Speech," which led with 12 nominations, nor "The Social Network," which reaped eight nominations, have been held back by any discussion over their truthfulness. They are two of the most acclaimed movies of the year and each has performed solidly at the box office. But the days leading up to the Feb. 27 Academy Awards will likely include much parsing over the films'debatable accuracy. Myth-making, of course, has long been Hollywood's trade. But "The King's Speech" for sanitizing a sensitive history and "The Social Network" for dramatizing a freshly contemporary tale offer interesting cases. Questions over "The King's Speech" have been more muted, but sounded loudest in England, where the country's royal history is better known. The film stars Colin Firth as the stammering King George VI, who reluctantly took the throne after his brother, Edward VIII (Guy Pearce) abdicated. To be sure, "The King's Speech" is primarily a story of personal triumph and friendship (Geoffrey Rush plays George's speech therapist). But its backdrop is World War II and the pacifist times leading up to it. Some have criticized the film for not representing Edward as the Nazi sympathizer he was. Winston Churchill (a briefly seen Timothy Spall) was also sometimes blinded by his friendship to Edward. George, too, at one time supported Neville Chamberlain's policy of appeasement toward Hitler. In a column Monday for Slate.com, Christopher Hitchens wrote that the movie "perpetrates a gross falsification of history," applying "Vaseline" to the lens to hide the more sordid truths of the royals and appeasement. "This is not a detail but a major desecration of the historical record now apparently gliding unopposed toward a baptism by Oscar," wrote Hitchens. The New Republic judged the film "inaccurate, entirely misleading, and, in its own small way, morally dubious." This debate has yet to dominate the conversation on "The King's Speech," which has typically focused on Firth's fine performance. Even if the film's politics are lacking, Firth's George VI seems to be true to his personality. "The Social Network," on the other hand, has already gone through much handwringing over its accuracy since being released in October. At its debut, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin declared, "The movie's true," while Facebook labeled it "fiction." Sorkin did not have the cooperation of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg) in penning his script, and his depiction is critical. Zuckerberg is shown as a brilliant visionary, but also a power-hungry, back-stabbing hacker motivated by social acceptance and girls. Director David Fincher has said accuracy is impo rtant, but that the stakes a re less for "The Soci al Network" than they were f or his 2007 film, "Zodiac ," about the San Francis co serial killer. "When you're talkin g about a movie like 'Zodiac ,' you're talking about peop le who are shot and stabbed to death," Fincher said. "An d when you're talking abo ut this movie, you're talkin g about people who had the ir feelings hurt. It's a slidin g scale." Zuckerberg has point ed holes in the film, claimin g that it got his personali ty and motivation complete ly wrong. He has been with t he same girlfriend since befo re starting Facebook. "It's pretty interesting to see what parts they got rig ht and what parts they g ot wrong," Zuckerberg said o n "60 Minutes." "They got every single Tshirt that they had the Ma rk Zuckerberg character wea ring right. I think I actual ly own those T-shirts." For "The Soci al Network," the debate seem s to be over, with both sid es waving white flags. F or "The King's Speech," no w thrust emphatically into t he role of Oscar front-runner, it may be just getting started The best picture catego ry includes two other real li fe tales: Danny Boyle 's trapped mountain climb er drama "127 Hours" an d David O. Russell's boxin g saga "The Fighter." Bo th have a more direct relatio nship with the source mate rial, and conclude by showin g the real McCoy: Micky an d Dicky Ward in "T he Fighter"; Aron Ralston in "127 Hours." DearAbby: How do I c ope with the ending of a v ery long friendship? I saw w arning signs for a couple o f years, and tried many t imes to talk to my best f riend about what seemed to b e happening. Her values a nd priorities are moving in o ther directions now. I no l onger feel appreciated as h er friend. My heart is breaking. We h ave been friends for half o ur lives. This is more deva stating than any divorce, d eath or hurricane I have e ver experienced. She is how I have gotten through my l ife this far. There are support groups o ut there for everything u nder the sun, except for l osing a best friend due to i ndifference and lack of cari ng. Please advise me. Thrown Away in Pasadena, Texas DearThrown Away: I k now you are hurting, and I a m sorry. But friendships are n ot just made up of helping e ach other through the hard t imes; there is also a compon ent of celebrating the good o nes. While she may have b een your leaning post, you n eed to examine what you w ere to her. If the load b ecame too much to carry, i t's understandable that she would need to back off. While there are no support groups for people in your situation, there are counselors who can help you sort through your feelings and because this experience has been devastating, you should talk with one. DearAbby: I'm a 16year-old girl from a religious home. When I was 7, my father got very drunk and molested me. It had a terrible impact on me. He has apologized for what happened and knows I hate him for it and can't forgive him. It hasn't happened since, and I know he's telling the truth. I feel the next step in my healing is to confide in my friends and ask them to pray for me. But if I do, I know they won't look at me the same. I'm afraid they'll get their parents to intervene and something will happen to Dad. That's the last thing I want. Should I tell? Needs Support in Philly DearNeeds Support: You appear to be an idealistic, intelligent young woman. But it's important you understand that apologizing for committing a crime against someone is not enough. The person must also be willing to accept the consequences of his actions. Drop by an elementary school and look at the 7year-olds on the playground. That's how small and vulnerable you were when your father molested you. Ask yourself: Did he quit drinking and get help for his alcohol problem? Did he talk to his minister and confess what he did? Did he seek professional help of any kind? Are there little girls in your extended family? You are exhibiting two classic signs of an abuse victim. One is thinking that people will regard you differently if you disclose that you were victimized. Another is the impulse to "protect" your abuser. I'm all for the power of prayer, but rather than tell your girlfriends, is your mother aware of what happened? If she is unavailable to you, then you should talk to your minister or a trusted counselor at school. If you're afraid this will "betray" your father, call the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) toll-free at (800) 656-4673. You can speak to one of the counselors there in complete confidence. They are experienced and can guide you about what or what not to do next. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding.' Send a business-sized, selfaddressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 28, 2011Page 9B E.O. 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Veteran Australian director P eter Weir, a six-time Oscar n ominee ("Witness," 'The T ruman Show"), has crafted a n old-fashioned historical e pic, inspired by the true story o f a group of prisoners who e scaped a 1940 Soviet labor c amp and trudged thousands o f miles across unforgiving t errain to their freedom. Not a ll of them made it, which we m ight have guessed on our o wn, but Weir who cow rote the screenplay with K eith Clarke, based on S lavomir Rawicz's book "The L ong Walk" informs us w ith a title card at the start t hat three men would walk out o f the Himalayas at the end of t his arduous journey. The result: Despite the serio usness of the subject matter, t he film loses some of its tens ion because we pretty much k now the outcome, leaving us o nly to wonder who will live a nd who will die, as if we're w atching an episode of Survivor: Siberian Gulag." And it is serious or at least, it should be. Weir alternates between vivid, convincing images of the harsh surroundings sweepingly shot on location in Bulgaria, Morocco and India and detailed close-ups of the toll this trip has taken on the characters'faces, their bodies, and most especially their feet. But except for Ed Harris as a mysterious American, Jim Sturgess as an idealistic Polish officer and Colin Farrell as an over-the-top Russian thug, the remaining characters are essentially interchangeable. Even though the film feels overlong, insufficient time was spent fleshing out these people to make them, and the threats to their lives, seem pressing and real. That only emphasizes the film's episodic, almost video game-like structure: Now they're in a blizzard, now they're in the forest, now they're trekking through rocky terrain, now they're slogging across sand. Survive one level and then it's onto the next, and the next. The tension should be unbearable; instead, "The Way Back" feels like exactly what it is: a long, slow march toward death. Saoirse Ronan livens things up as a young Polish woman traveling alone who hooks up with the group about halfway through. Ronan's scenes with Harris, in which they develop a sort of father-daughter relationship, are some of the most satisfying; despite the seemingly insurmountable conditions, she maintains an almost ethereal quality, in stark contrast to his pragmatism. The moments in which they bond make you wish there were more like them, and they come too late. The Way Back' is very vivid but drama-free Movie Review The Way Back' Rating: R (violence, physical hardships, a nude image and language) Running time: 132 minutes Review: (of 4) Questions of truth circle Oscar favorites King's Speech' and Social Network'
LIVING 10B PAGE News-Sun Friday, January 28, 2011 BYBILLNICHOLSDallas Morning NewsThe helicopter has just dropped you deep in the perilous Super Bowl jungle with a compass, two matches and an all-purpose tool. Yo u have been left alone, ticketless, on this primordial landscape, stripped of many life-sustaining elements: No HDTVsignal; no infrared meat thermometer; not even a cover for the granite outdoor cooking station The road to Super Sunday satisfaction is paved with unforeseen obstacles, from an undercooked steak on the grill to an over-served neighbor on the porch. Ticket holders must decide who accompanies them to Cowboys Stadium. Party hosts face the daunting prospect of an early blowout. Complex issues hang overhead like snakes in trees: What do I serve? What do I bring? What's the difference between a hard count and goose-and-go? To the uninitiated, trekking across the challenging terrain can be scary. But don't fret, Super Bowl Survivorman is here.Gimme shelterThe first priority of anyone stranded in the wild is shelter. And no shelter is wilder than Cowboys Stadium, a juiced Roman Colosseum with a retractable roof. The $1.2 billion colossal hut measures 3 million square feet and holds about 100,000 fans. Grub is plentiful with 800 point-of-sale concession stands. Those lucky enough to bag ticke ts will be watching most of the game on TVlike the rest of us, but on a 160-foot by 72-foot video screen spanning from 23-yard line to 23yard line.Hunting and gatheringRemember, if you order a pizza, the terrorists win. Building a fire is essential, especially since this is the big game. There's plenty of time to (pay someone to) construct a cooking station out back. Or enclose a store-bought grill yourself. Simply go get some exterior grade plywood, galvanized sheet metal, hinges and door pulls, then assemble, and voila! you have a grilling station. Don't underestimate the grill's importance. In addition to creating mouth-watering fillets, you will always look busy when the game's not on.Cheer and loathingYou don't have to be a Gonzo journalist to follow the late Hunter S. Thompson's recipe for Super Bowl success. Simply stock your party with everything Thompson ordered from the hotel's front desk while covering the 1973 Super Bowl in Los Angeles: Aquart of Chivas Regal, a quart of mescal, three Crab Louis salads, 16 grapefruit and lots of ice. This is a surefire way to make the Buffalo roam, even if th e Bills aren't playing.Painting faceUsed to be, folks attended football games without feeling the need to become the center of attention. But times change, the Hogs in Washington landed a commercial gig, and now simply going to the game is not enough. You stamp your allegiance on your face. Striking bold colors are effective. So are facemasks. The bald hav e a distinct advantage with full-noggin canvases on which to sprout hel mets. But please, spare us the wigs. That sends the wrong message to your team, and clowns are scary anyway. Novice painters should follow these directions, and steer clear of high glossy oil finishes: Clean face Put paint on clean towel Apply water-based paint directly on dry skin Keep hair away from face with rubber band or clip Apply base color first with damp sponge For deeper color, allow first coat to dry before applying second If multiple colors are used, apply lighter first Use brush strokes with continuous line, don't drawFamous face painters Salvador Dali (1904-1989):The Spanish Catalan surrealist cre ated some famously bizarre images. He would have been a great utili ty back, considering he also dabbled in movies, sculpture and photography. One of his most famous paintings, "The Persistence of Memory, shows how clocks melt after the two-minute warning. Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669):Dutch painter known for unorthodox use of lighting. We are particularly fond of "Bearded Ma n in a Cap." If Rembrandt were still around, he could have painted a sequel based on Steelers safety Troy Polamalu: "Man With Three Fee t of Hair in a Helmet." Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890):The Dutch post-Impressionis t, known for using vivid colors in his paintings, put up some big numbers during his short career with about 2,000 artworks. Vinnie was lis ted as questionable following an off-field incident with rival French painter Paul Gauguin. According to the injury report of Dec. 23, 1888 van Gogh severed his left ear lobe with a razor blade in a "fit of luna cy." Blue Man Group (current):Asimple playbook, using just one color. This is theater's version of an offensive backfield in the NFLTips to overcome any obstacle in your Super Bowl party preparatio ns Asurvey by the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association reveals that about 7 million people will not show up for work on Monday following the Super Bowl. This means a handful of people still insist on resuming work on Not-so Super Monday. And that means you will need an excuse. According to www.wannaskipwork.com describing your ailment is crucial. Among the site's favorites: Don't say headache, say sinus headache: "There's a bearing pressure like something is expanding and pushing against my eyeballs, trying to pop them out of their sockets." Prostate exam: "You don't need to say another word. You might even get two days out of this one. If you have a male boss, the most he's going to say is Jeez, sorry buddy' and he's going to hang up and fidget in his chair the rest of the day." Laryngitis: "What's really sweet about laryngitis is you can't talk, so you can't call in sick. Does it get any better than that? The best excuses cover all the bases." Bad reaction to medicine: "The doctor gave me some new pills, and it knocked me on my butt." (You may have to say what the reaction is. Ahorribly itchy rash is good.)For those who think X's and O's are kisses and hugs, here's a glossary of common football jargon to keep handy: Check off: This refers to the quarterback changing the play at the line of scrimmage. The term may have been coined by a college noseguard who majored in English and had trouble reading checkoffs and Chekhov, the Russian playwright. Stunt: Pass-rushing technique in which one defensive lineman crosses behind another, hoping to confuse the blockers. Many marquee players do their own stunts. Nickel back: The Canadian band took this name because one of the members, who once worked at Starbucks, used to tell customers, "Here's your nickel back." If one of those hosers played football, he would have been called a "nickel back" if he was used as the fifth defensive back on obvious passing downs. Playbook: This is what the coach tells you to bring to his office when you are being released. Pylon: An orange foam marker that is placed in all four corners of the end zones. It also can be used as a derogatory term when a situation calls for taunting. Opposing players can be collectively dissed as "a bunch of pylons" if their inferior speed makes them appear to be standing still, like a pylon. Encroachment: This penalty is called when a defender makes contact with an offensive player before the snap. Not to be confused with offside, which is when a defender's body is beyond the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped. And neither of those is a false start, which is called when an offensive player moves before the ball is snapped. Too many men on the field: This means there are too many men on the field. Which word is giving you a problem? Unsportsmanlike conduct: Aplayer incurs a 15-yard penalty for taunting or acting in an unsportsmanlike manner. In other words, you can't stand over an unconscious player beating your chest and screaming, "How do you like me now?" as medics lift the stretcher.Handling a Super Bowl hangover SUPER BOWL Gridiron terminology 101Illustrations by Chris Ware, Lexington HeraldLeader/MCT