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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 01-30-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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Whats your financial personality?PAGE14BRed Devils winPAGE1BMilitary Ball plans under wayPAGE9ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, January 30, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 13 | 75 cents www.newssun.com HighLow 75 46Complete Forecast PAGE 10A Partly sunny and pleasant Forecast Question: Should the county be funding public housing? Next question: Have the high gas prices changed your lifestyle? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Nola Deneen Age 87 Ardis Hoover Age 90, of A von Park Heinrich Klein Age 72, of Sebring Sharon Leonard Age 63, of Avon Park Christopher Logston Age 31, of Madisonville, Ky. GiaBella Morris Age 7 months, of Sebring Ula Potlin Age 102, of Sebring Kathryn Taylor Age 95, of Sebring Ruth Wood Age 81, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 23% No 77% 099099401007 Total votes: 91 Arts & Leisure 7B Classifieds 11A Community Briefs5A Community Calendar11B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby 13B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Military News 9A Movie Times 13B School Menus 12B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Surrounded by friends and family, Dorry Christy (center) accepts a plaque and a customized team jersey Friday during Ed Christy Day at South Florida Community College in Avon Park. Dorrys husband, Ed Christy, passed away several months ago after a long battle with kidney cancer. See more photos, page 3A. Opening day is Ed Christy Day By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Robert Brown, president of the Lake Placid Merchants Association, sat for an interview with the News-Sun on Friday to talk about the local preference ordinance currently before the town council. What were looking to do with the ordinance, Brown said, is to find a way to keep dollars local. Dollars used locally turn over several times before leaving the community. That helps to build a local foundation. Brown emphasized businesses are not looking for a hand-out, but a way to compete. The association, he added, is working for all greater Lake Placid businesses, not just its members. Brown said the association understands the town government has a responsibility to save tax dollars. If there is no local business (that can provide the needed product or service), we cant be upset, he said. But we want to be able to add to our inventories or sales products so we can compete. Its about a community working together. Just about the total ordinance is focused on contracts over $5,000, which requires a bidding process, said Brown, but just as much value, or more, would be the town developing a policy of buying locally for every day items under $5,000. Brown is very optimistic, both about the ordinance and the future in general. Lake Placid has a sense of pride and commitment that I believe shows, he News-Sun staffSEBRING City counc il will be holding a first publ ic reading regarding its revis ed proposed fence ordinan ce Tuesday night during its re gular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall. The proposed ordinan ce has drawn considerab le opposition from the public especially regarding restri ctions on the use of chain lin k fencing, and barrier heights Response was so passio nate the council agreed to sta rt over, returning the propos ed ordinance, which had alread y passed a 1st reading, back to the city attorney to rewrite. Should the rewritten ord inance pass Tuesday nigh t, there will be a second hea ring and vote before it tak es effect. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Celebrating the 95th year of the Chamber of Commerce more than 270 people were ready for a good party, and they got one. Gathering at the renovated and renamed Island View Restaurant in Sun N Lake, the mood was buoyant, the evening filled with laughter. For example, Sebring Mayor George Hensley, armed with boxing gloves Florida Hospital Heartland Division used to decorate its table, took on Highlands Independent Bank president John Shoop. Shoop again added to the fun when he emptied a can of silly string on chamber president and CEO Greg Harris. The string was a what were you thinking gift from the News-Sun to Harris who naively gave it to Shoop for safe keeping. Adding to the light-hearted atmosphere was the news that the chamber, which for several years has struggled through a scandal involving a past president and the threat of bankruptcy, has turned a corner and stabilized, regaining its energy and direction. The chamber, said incoming board chairman Nicholas Schommer, has risen like a Phoenix. In 2009 it seemed we might be out of business, but because of the hard work by members, who without recognition kept us afloat, the chamber has arisen and is shining. Craig Johnson, out-going chairman of the board of directors, was honored for his leadership over the past year, and Schommer took over that leadership role. Several individuals were recognized for their contribution to the chamber in Fence ordinance to have second 1st hearing Chamber recognizes MidFlorida at banquet See CHAMBER page 7A Lake Placid Merchants Association upbeat about the town Brown See MERCHANTS page 3A News-Sun photo by ROBYN BAKALU S Whitney Arpasi (from left), Michelle Cathey and Taylor Carson do pilates Saturday at Circle Park for the first meeting of Pilates in the Park in Sebring. Pilates in the Park is free to the public on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. For more information call Casey Wohl at 224-6326. Pilates in the Park By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Fire figh ters, police, and local dign itaries could be seen all ov er Avon Park Middle School o n Friday morning, but not f or the reason most would thin k. It was for a positive reaso n. The guests were all a part of the Florida Department of Educations Celebra te Literacy Week. Champions Rea d, Readers Lead was the them e for this year and APMS fe lt APMS goes all out for Literacy Week See STUDENTS page 3A

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Please remind folks w hat the small lever on t he left side of the steeri ng wheel is for, this i ncludes county employe es! This comment is about E lliott Spitzer, the former g overnor of New York w ho shamed his wife a nd children for the w hole world to see when h e was fooling around w ith prostitutes and lost h is job as governor, now I was shocked to see C NN has hired him for h is own program. I could n ot believe it. What kind o f example does that s how our young people w hen a man is so i mmoral and ruins his o wn family, he can get o n public television and n o one says anything a bout it. Its disgraceful, I think. Read a letter to the e ditor from a teacher of 2 5 years she says that s pews such venom Ive n ever heard or read a bout the Tea Bag g roup. I was surprised s he gave her name, M illie Grime. I certainly h ope she is not still t eaching and scaring her s tudents with lies about t heir future. I wonder w hat damage she has d one in the last 25 years to her students. This woman is miserable. Today they just said Chevrolet Volt is going to be sold at $40,000. It is an electric car and gasoline car combined. I would like to know how many people are going to buy that thing. We sure wouldnt. If we spend $40,000 for a car, we are going to buy a Lincoln, like we already have, or a Cadillac. Anybody would be nuts to buy that little dinky car for $40,000. Elections were held more than a month ago yet there are signs out for Nix on 5 and 6. I wish the committee that was in charge of getting people to vote against these issues would come out and get their signs. This is littering if they are not picked up. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, January 30, 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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Romona Washington Publisher and Executive Editor863-385-6155, ext. 515 Kaylor & Kaylor P.A.Social Security Disability LawNew Claims Hearing Before A Judge Reconsiderations Appeals Court 863-382-1900 Mark Kaylor Jan. 26 71819233552x:2Next jackpot $4 millionJan. 22 72035363848x:4 Jan. 19 91214333552x:4 Jan. 28 46162732 Jan. 23 1213162829 Jan. 26 59161721 Jan. 25 18112733 Jan. 28 (n) 4897 Jan. 28 (d) 7177 Jan. 27 (n) 8284 Jan. 27 (d) 1594 Jan. 28(n) 22 3 Jan. 28 (d) 58 3 Jan. 27 (n) 24 3 Jan. 27(d) 11 2 Jan. 28 11630341 Jan. 25 2628303622 Jan. 21 112192410 Jan. 18 113434410 Jan. 26 45364758 PB: 6 PP: 6Next jackpot $25 millionJan. 22 3031344551 PB: 23 PP: 2 Jan. 19 2236515659 PB: 32 PP: 3 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawing s are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center Got something to say? Call the News-Suns Sound Off Line at 3856155, ext 267 and have your say anonymously. Just keep it clean and legal. 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 Thursday, Jan. 27: Cynthia Denise Anderson, 36, of Avon Park, was charged with cruelty toward a child. Blanca Iris Colon, 49, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Delia Iris Colon, 69, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Sophia Latrice Cooper, 21, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference petit theft and resisting a merchant. John William Cronin, 48, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery. Jamie Michael Deal, 35, of Valdese, N.C., was charged with possession of marijuana and possession and or use of drug equipment. Julia Ann Drayton, 52, of Lake Placid, was charged with failure to appear reference knowingly driving with license suspended or revoked. Charles Quatez Ishmael, 25, of Orlando, was charged with two counts of withholding support of children or spouse. Brandi Candace Jimenez, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of a controlled substance, and withholding support of children or spouse. Alejandro Jonathan Labrador, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference dealing in stolen property and fleeing to elude. Destiny Delynn Perez Perado, 18, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Jerry Lynn Perry, 46, of Avon Park, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference non-payment of child support. Elizabeth Ann Sisson, 18, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Roger Antwaine Swinton, 28, of Sebring, was charged with fraud-impersonate/false identification given to law enforcement officer. Miguel Angel Torres, 34, of Sebring, was charged with lewd lascivious behavior. John Alfred Wilkerson, 31, of Kissimmee, was charged with withholding support of children or spouse. Special to the News-SunThe AARPTax-Aide Program, a free nationwide tax preparation service focusing on low to middle income level persons with special emphasis on those 60 or over, will begin at three Highlands County locations this week. Membership in AARPis not required to take advantage of this service. Taxpayers of any age are welcome to take advantage of this free service. Appointments are not required, and taxpayers are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not call the church with tax questions. The church staff is not trained in tax matters and they will not be able to assist you. Those who have tax-related questions should come to one of the listed sites and speak directly to one of the IRS certified Tax Aide counselors. The location, days and times of operation are as follows: In Avon Park, it will be from noon until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 100 North Lake Ave. In Lake Placid, it will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays starting Tuesday at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road. In Sebring, it will be from 9 a.m until 3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesda ys starting on Wednesday at Faith Luther an Church, 2740 Lakeview Drive. All locations are handicapped access ible. When visiting one of the AARPt ax preparation sites, please bring your pho to ID, the Social Security cards for all pe rsons listed on the return and a copy of last years tax return. For more information, call Marc ia Kissane, district coordinator for AAR P Tax-Aide in Highlands County at 46 54966. AARP Tax Aide program starts this week Taste of Sebring is today at Ag CenterSEBRING The H umane Society of H ighlands County, a no kill f acility, will benefit today w hen 35 restaurants join t ogether for a Taste of S ebring at the Bert J. Harris J r. Agriculture Center. F abulous food, friends and e ntertainment are on the a genda from 4-7 p.m. today, a nd all to help a great cause. Tickets for the all-youc an-eat event are $25.Blood mobile makes a stop in Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The F lorida Blood Centers blood m obile will be be at First B aptist Church of Lake P lacid from 9 a.m. until 1 2:30 p.m. today. Free m ovie tickets will be given t o all donors. One donation will save the l ives of three local people. There is no upper age limit to donate blood and most conditions such as diabetes are OK. Call 382-4499 with questions.CPR class set for Feb. 2 in Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The next American Heart Association CPR class, sponsored by the Lake Placid Police Department, will be on Wednesday. The class starts at 5:30 p.m. Five students have enrolled already and there is room for more. Further details can be found on the departments Web site at www.lppd.com, or by registering at the police department. Tickets available for lasagna dinnerSEBRING Tanglewood residents are reminded that Monday morning is their last chance to buy tickets for Wednesday's Lasagna Dinner. The dinner is sponsored by Heartland National Bank. Tickets are $10.All proceeds go to the Tanglewood Residents' Cancer benefit. In addition to a great meal, attendees are in for a real treat when Shannon Marrero (Heartland Idol 2010 Champion), Lindsey Sears(Heartland Idol 2010 Runner Up) and Bob Leonardo(Heartland Senior Idol Champ) perform following dinner.Writers group to meet at new locationSEBRING The Florida Writers Association group, Sebring Scribblers and Scribes, will begin to hold meetings at the Sebring Beef OBradys, 2940 U.S. 27, behind McDonalds. The group will meet the first Wednesday of each month COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Four Avon Park Middle School students have recently been awarded the Take Stock in Children Scholarship. Seventh-graders Anfernee Munnings, Eileen Islas, Genesis Castillo and Odalyz Guzman were informed last week of their big accomplishments. Marilyn Schnell is the recently appointed Student Advocate for the scholarship program and is excited to start her career with these delightful group of students. These kids are so great and they are very deserving of these scholarships, Schnell said. The scholarship is determined by grade point average, behavior, attendance and FCATscores. The merit is probably the most important aspect according to Schnell, who stated that each of the four kids were excellent students. Each of the students will receive two years tuition at a Florida community college and two years tuition at a Florida college or university of their choice. Not only will each student be getting a great education they will also be provided with a huge stepping stone as they enter into college and even before. They each get a mentor. The mentor will be with them throughout their last year at middle school, throughout high school and all the way until they enter their first year of college, explained Schnell. The mentors and students will meet weekly throughout the academic year to make sure the students are transition, grow and stay on the right track through the years. Its a very great scholarship program, Schnell said. The students will continue to do excellent and grow academically and personally. Principal Katina Kramer and guidance counselor Hazel Scriven are both extremely proud of the four students, as they should be. The seventh-graders already have an idea of what they want to study when they enter college. I want to be a neurol ogist, Castillo said. Aped iatric doctor, said Islas. The only boy of the grou p, Munnings, is already a prom ising athlete and wishes to work in the athletic field in the future. Im thinkin g about being a sports mana ger, he said. As for Guzman, she pla ns to be an educator, somethin g the world can never g et enough of. I want to be a special needs teacher , Guzman said. Scholarships awarded to AP middle school students News Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLA R Four seventh-graders each are recipients of the Take Stock in Children Scholarship. From left are Avon park Middle School Principal Katina Kramer, Genesis Castillo, Eileen Islas, APMS guidance counselor Hazel Scriven, Afernee Munnings, Odalyz Guzman and TSIC Student Advocate Marilyn Schnell. The students are awarded four years tuition to a Florida community college and four-year college or university. SEBRING Public works director Rob Miller warned the public Friday that because of recent storms and the resulting run-off into Lake Jackson all four city beaches Veterans Beach, City Pier Beach, Hidden Beach and Crescent Beach will be closed to swimmers. Miller said the Highlands County Health Department has recorded high bacteria levels. The beaches will be re-tested in February to see when we can reopen them, Miller said. CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Sebring beaches closed for swimming until further notice The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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said. Lake Placid is still the type of town everybody wants to live in where people know each other and you walk from business to business, or mural to mural visiting shops. He acknowledged the ordinance, in order to be fair, has to be complicated. We understand it may take time. We respect the time and efforts the town council is taking to make sure we get this right. We want an ordinance that will stay on the books a very long time, regardless of how much the town grows. I applaud the council for understanding that. Brown said the merchants association is made up of 50 members from greater Lake Placid. The organization has grown slowly, he said, but steadily, focused more on action than pomp and circumstance. The merchants association, Brown said, is dynamic and hands on. For example, it organizes the fall festival and Easter egg hunt every year. In February, with the associations leadership, the Red Hats of Central Florida will come to Lake Placid to visit the town for fun and games. The group also keeps an eye on local issues and stays current with financial news, helping its members stay ahead of the curve. It also organizes special events. For example, it recently put on a shredding event Dont regret it; Shred it. Two members paid for a shredder truck so businesses could bring out-of-date paperwork and dispose of it properly. In four hours we shredded 10,000 pounds of paper, Brown said, an d then laughed. As a matt er of fact, we broke the truc k, and the plastic wasnt o ff the seats yet. We are a very dynam ic and diverse business com munity, he said. Wh en you look at all thats ava ilable in Greater Lake Plac id wow is the what com es to mind. We have ever ything we need, includin g hometown spirit. Call the Lake Plac id Chamber of Commerce at 465-4331 for more inform ation. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011Page 3A LIMITED SPACE CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better GradesMARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467Best After School Program in SebringFREEPICKUP from: Kindergarten Learning Center, Cracker Trail, Sun-N-Lakes, Woodlawn, Fred Wild, Memorial, Hill Gustat, Sebring Middle/High Located on Kenilworth Sebring*Some Restrictions Apply Life Care, Not Day Care Ask us about DirecTV4.1 Cu.Ft. 2 Oven Racks Lift Up Slab Cooktop 2600W Bake 3000W Broil$599Electric Range Model #WDS6063860DLP HD, 3D Ready,8 Color Processor, 2 Component/Composite Video Inputs 18 Cu.Ft.Top Freezer,Glass Shelves,Gallon Door Storage,Adjustable Door Bins,with IceMODEL #A8RXNGMRefrigerator WASHER & DRYER 46WX800U, BDX3000 & 2 PR. 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News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE T rey Christy throws out the first pitch Friday during Ed Christy Day and the South Florida Community College season opener in Avon Park. In memory of SFCC business professor and Panther Athletics supporter Ed Christy, the SFCC Athletics Department hosted Ed Christy Day at the Ballpark. News-Sun photos by KATARASIMMONS Members of the family gather Friday in memory of Ed Christy, here, Hunter Goff and baby Connor Goff attract some attention before the start of the Panthers baseball game. On this opening day of the 2011 Panther Baseball Season, we know Ed truly has the best seat in the house, reads the plaque presented to Ed Christys family. Family, friends gather for Ed Christy Day Continued from page 1A Merchants have hope in ordinance the need to do it bigger and better than before. APMS reading coach Linda Albritton was the mastermind behind the schools literacy events. The week was full of contests and guests readers from all over the community. Everyday we had a guest reader in every classroom, Albritton said. Weve had the fire department, police officers, and some of the high school students came down. Im proud to say we had readers in every classroom. Other events including a Book Mark Design contest, poetry contest, and cliffhanger reading all keep the students interested and active in the week long celebration. On Tuesday, probably the most impressive aspect of the week took place. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. everyone in the school read for 20 minutes. The nonstop mini read was part of the FDEs Million Minute Marathon. The FDE requested th at each school read for an additional 20 minutes (ou tside of coursework) an d report the number of mi nutes and students to the di strict K-12 Reading Contac t. The idea was to have t he state of Florida exceed 1 0 million minutes of readin g in a single day. We had 641 studen ts read for 20 minutes , Albritton said. I don t think Ive ever been in school and heard it th at quiet. Students go all out for Literacy Week Continued from page 1a

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Today we take a look at a nother idea at least 40 other s tates are seriously consideri ng dropping cursive writi ng from the elementary s chool curriculum. We think this is a dangero us, short-sighted idea. Proponents say that in a h igh tech world where so m any people use keyboards a nd key pads almost exclus ively, cursive writing is b ecoming extinct. They feel learning how to p rint is enough, that writing in s cript is redundant and unnece ssary like the appendix we o nce needed, but no longer do. Consider what has happ ened to arithmetic skills since c alculators came on the market. Many young people do not know the multiplication tables, and cannot do simple addition and subtraction problems in their heads. Take cash registers which tell clerks how much change to give a customer. Have you ever handed over $5.27 in order to get back 75 cents for a purchase of $4.52 and found the clerk hopelessly confused? In one recent case, one of our readers was given five dimes and a nickel in change, although there were plenty of quarters in the drawer. The clerk couldnt add 25 and 25 together, and could only count by tens. We agree that learning how to type has clearly become an absolutely essential skill in our post-modern electronic world, and computer literacy is as important as learning how to read. Our cutting-edge machines, however, are only as useful as their power source. We have to be sure our children can communicate in the dark. Then consider the negative effects of these machines. Take texting. While convenient, the use of two thumbs only and the need for abbreviations have already eroded basic spelling and grammar skills, and does nothing to strengthen typing skills. There are many positive reasons for learning script. The learning process alone is useful. Classes, which typically begin in the third grade, provide students an opportunity to learn how to focus and concentrate on a single task, develop fine motor skills, and provide yet more time to practice composition. Then there are the special moments a typed love letter, for example, isnt going to make much of an impression. One final point. Cursive writing remains one of the most important methods of self-expression. How many of us, for example, spent hours of experimenting and practicing our signatures? Most of us. Our signature is a sign of who we are; how we are different from everyone else; as revealing as what we chose to wear. Other school districts in other states have their own decisions to make. We are very relieved that The School Board of Highlands County and district officials are committed to cursive writing, and have just ordered all-new handwriting material. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com As I type this, I am in my second week without ready access to a vehicle. I am surviving it, but those around m e will tell you its not easy on me or them. The reason Im without a car? Well, it all started when Don and I decided it was tim e for our youngest son, James, to have a vehicle to use whil e in college. James attends Freed Hardeman University, which is a 15-hour drive from here. Getting him to and from school recently has meant he either got a ride from Johns brother-in-law in Valdosta (which meant Don or I had t o get him to and from Valdosta ) or one of us meaning me had to make the drive all the way to Henderson and back. We figured his having his own set of wheels would make life easier for everyone That was the theory, anyway So after some research and checking things out, we got him a nice used car. Unfortunately, this used ca r has a mean streak. I say this because the car waited until the night before James, his girlfriend and a buddy of his were slated to start back to school to develop a serious and elusive problem. After two days of trying to figure out what was wrong with the car and various solu tions being tossed around all of us (at one point I was certain I was driving to Henderson to the point I packed a suitcase), it was decided that James and his friends would take Dons car up to college while we waite d for Jamescar to be fixed in a couple of days. Well the couple of days have become over a week, an d we have been reduced to a one-car family. This is not fun. Im used to being able t o leave the house almost every day, and have been more or less homebound for over a week. That has been driving me crazier than usual. I hope I will appreciate my transportation when it return s to me and take good care of it. At least take better care of it than three Bellevue, Wash., did when it came to their vehicle. According to a story posted at www.kirotv.com, they were putting gas into their van while driving it. I am not kidding. Accordin g to the article, the female victim explained what happened She and her two male companions had bought gas at a service station. They didnt have a gas can, so they poure d the gasoline into an open bucket and placed it in the van. Like the car we bought for James, the van was having issues. The trio attempted to solve the issues by gaining access to the carburetor from inside the van and pouring th e gasoline directly into it. Apparently they did not realize the van was filling up with gas fumes. When the va n stalled, the driver attempted to restart it. This caused the van to explode and quickly become engulfed in flames. All three suffered burns th at sent them to a local hospital. The van was burned up. I do not know much about cars, which is why I pay othe r people to figure out whats wrong with them. But even I know better than to mess wit h gasoline and a running engin e. I hope all three make a ful l recovery from their injuries. Maybe they can spend the time getting better studying u p on what not to do with a motor vehicle. May the next one they get have no issues. Im hoping my issues get solved very soon. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted at bookwormlady@embarqmail.co m Car trouble is not fun Lauras Look Laura Ware Cursive writing, like all basic skills, is important to learn T here are two major new ideas being discussed in educational circles. Wednesday we wrote in opposition t o the idea of grading parents based on t heir involvement in their childrens educ ation. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sunhas a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Readers Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation. W ithout stability there can be no rule of law E ditor: The American leadership must a ddress the problem of an illegal and f oreign work force, replacing the A merican worker, or face national b ankruptcy. Send all illegal and foreign workers t o their home of origin. Both political p arties are pandering to a Hispanic p opulation for their votes. The A merican worker and voter is being r eplaced, destroying both their voting a nd property rights as well as our elect oral process. World government is d estabilizing all world work places. Financial institutions cannot exist w ith the lack of stability in the work p lace of any nation. The replacement of the local workers w orldwide will destroy all chances of s tability worldwide. Example: When y ou replace local workers with cheaper f oreign workers, the local worker can n o longer pay his bills, collapsing the f inancial system. The foreign worker adds to the problem by sending most of his or her paycheck home to home of origin. All of our states are in bankruptcy because of the pandering to the illegal and foreign work force. The Presidents State of the Union message is about jobs, jobs, jobs. There are about 20 million jobs now being held by illegal and foreign workers who have overstayed their visas. Where is the transparency? Do the Republicans also wear blinders? Going after Social Security and Medicare. If America is fully employed there will be no problem with our social programs. Our employment problem is caused by the invasion of foreign workers. This in turn causes all of the chain reaction, state bankruptcy, home foreclosures, the entire collapse of Americas economic system. All of Americas problems are foreign induced. Democracy cannot endure a leadership that refuses to reason and look at the true facts, and act on these truths. The question remains, will the President act on these truths or will our democracy go by the way side to make room for world government that destroy the rights of all men and women worldwide? Billie Jewett SebringLULAC Florida shares moment of silenceEditor: LULAC Florida held a moment of silence Friday for the two fallen officers in St. Petersburg. It was a time to pray for all fallen officers who put their lives on the line for us everyday. We extend our prayers to all fallen officers across the nation who have given their lives to protect us in the line of duty. We pray for the brave spouses and families of both fallen and active officers. We can not thank the officers enough for making our community a more safe and secure place to live. We pray for their continued safety. Patricia Austin LULAC Civil Rights Committee Avon Park

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NOLAGROSSMAN DENEEN Nola Grossman Deneen b orn Jan. 24, 1923 in E vansville, Ind. She went to h eaven to be with God and h er family Jan. 23, 2011. The daughter of Frederick a nd Rosetta Grossman, she is p roceeded in death by both p arents, three sisters and t hree brothers. Nola was an executive secr etary to the War Department a t the Pentagon during World W ar II. She leaves behind her lovi ng husband, Irvin L. Deneen S r., and her faithful canine c ompanion Lukas. May she rest in peace in t he House of the Lord. ARDIS R. HOOVER Ardis R. Hoover, 90, died M onday, Jan. 24, 2011 at The O aks of Avon, Avon Park. A rdis was born in Cleveland, O hio, moving to Winter H aven in 1973 from S andusky, Ohio. She retired a s a secretary for Glidden P aint Company. Survivors include her sist er, Anna Jane Alexander; n ephews and their wives, B ob and Pat Alexander, all of S ebring, and Roy and Sue A lexander Jr. of Conneticut. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring SHARON LEONARD Sharon Leonard, 63, of A von Park, died Saturday, J an. 22, at her home. Born in Hillsborough C ounty, Florida, she had been a longtime resident of Highlands County. Her parents, who are deceased, were Mildred (Wood) and J oe Leonard. She had attended the Ridge A rea Arc Intensive Program f or the past 14 years and r esided in a group home mana ged by Arc. She was a member of the Special STARS program where she enjoyed bowling, swimming, track and field and shuffleboard. She also belonged to the Special STARS Recreation Club. In the past, she participated in Highlands County Special Olympics. She attended First Christian Church in Sebring. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Cathy Leonard of Homosassa, Florida; guardian advocate, Linda Correll, of Avon Park; and roommates at her group home, Amelia Titus, Sue Talios, Debbie Baxter, Frances Goff and Sarah Moore; and one niece. Amemorial service is planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Ridge Area Arcs workcenter, 120 W. College Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Ron Norton of First Christian Church in Sebring will preside. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Avon Park is handling the cremation arrangements. CHRISTOPHER WAYNE LOGSTON Christopher Wayne Logston, 31, died Jan. 25, 2011 at Univeristy of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tenn. Wayne was born in Lake Wales, Fla., a graduate of Sebring High School. Wayne moved from Dawsonville, Ga. to Madisonville, Ky. where he worked for Lowes. Wayne was an avid University of Alabama fan. He is survived by his parents, Gary (Pamela) Logston, Sebring and Theresa (Donald) Gutekunst, Dandridge, Tenn.; grandmother, Marge Davis, Sebring; brother, Ryan (Courtney) Logston, Sebring; sisters, Jennifer (Todd) Lee, Freeport, Fla. and Jessica (Brian) Murrell, Hiawassee, Ga. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 at Morris Funeral Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring. Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, with burial to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com. Morris Funeral Chapel Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0101 ULAE. POTLIN Ula E. Potlin, 102, of Sebring, formerly of Lake Placid, went to be with her Lord Wednesday morning, Jan. 26, 2011 at the Palm of Sebring Health Care Center. Mrs. Potlin was born on Dec. 27, 1908 in Durham, Okla. to parents Fredrick William and Ethel (Higgins) Gantz. She was a nurse for many years, retiring and moving to Lake Placid in 1977 from New York City. Mrs. Potlin was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Lake Placid. Mrs. Potlin is preceded in death by her loving husband, Abraham; and daughter, Anya Alexander; and is survived by her loving granddaughter, Laura Evenchik; sisters, Ester King and Genevieve Ehrlick; and a brother, George Gantz. A service to celebrate Ulas life will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at the Palms of Sebring Health Care Center, 725 S. Pine St., Sebring with Chaplin James Lighty celebrating. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.com Funeral arrangements entrusted to the: Scott Funeral Home Lake Placid, Florida 33852 863-465-4134 KATHRYN L. TAYLOR Kathryn L. Taylor, 95, of Sebring went to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. She was born in Jacksonville, Ala. and was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin A. Taylor; son, Gary Taylor, and daughter, Sarah Odum. She moved to Sebring in 1988 from Chattahoochee, and was a member of Sebring Parkway Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughters, Betty Abrams, Sebring and Joann Campbell, Clearwater; sons, James Dick, Atlanta, and Jack A. Taylor, Birmingham, Ala.; and numerous grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 11 am until noon Monday with a service to follow at Sebring Parkway Church of Christ. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Chattahoochee. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com. Morris Funeral Chapel 307 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL Death NoticesHeinrich Klein, 72, of Sebring died Jan. 23, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. GiaBella StarMorris, 7 months, of Sebring died Jan. 21, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. Ruth MercerWood, 81, of Avon Park died Jan. 26, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011Page 5A Witford Reid M.D.Board Certified Anesthesiologist in Pain Management863-385-9333 Sebring Pain Management And Rehabilitation Center, Inc. 9 Ryant Blvd. Westshore Plaza, Sebring(1 Mile South of Lakeshore Mall on the Right)The ONLY JACHO ACCREDITEDPain Management Unit in Highlands CountySPECIALIZING IN: Back Pain Auto Accidents Neck Pain Work Related Injuries VOTED 2009 Doctor of the Year Would Dad have wanted it that way?Serving our community since 1925. Locally owned & operated. www.stephensonnelsonfh.comSebring, FL 33870 385-0125 Avon Park, FL 33825 453-3101Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home & CrematoryPreplanning a funeral is not something you do for yourself Its something you do for your family. It spares them from making emotional decisions decisions that may not be consistent with your own wishes. 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Not valid with any other offer. Expires 1/31/11.$7500 it s her spa.UPHOLSTERY: CLEANONE PIECEOF UPHOLSTERY AT REGULAR PRICEAND RECEIVEASECONDPIECE1/2 OFF GUARANTEED WEIGHT LOSS!CALL TODAY (863) 471-2500 LOSE YOUR WEIGHT FOR THE LAST TIME!13 Ryant Blvd. SebringCorner of 27 & Ryant Blvd.SAVE 50% OFF ENROLLMENT FEES Hurry! Offer Ends Soon! with the next meeting being this week. Come earlier to eat dinner. Membership in FWAis encouraged but not required and the public is invited. For information, contact Barbara Beswick at 402-9181.Green Camp friends invited to lunchSEBRING Green Camp graduates, neighbors, family and Marion County, Ohioans are invited to the seventh annual luncheon at Homers in Sebring. They will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Meet and greet at 11 a.m. with luncheon and program to follow. Hosting the event will be Myrna Jean Long Messenger and Becky Converse Williams of the Class of 1955. For information or reservations call Becky at 4650161, or e-mail beckshel@embarqmail.com.Events at local lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host NFLBig Ticket today at 1 p.m. For details, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will have musi c by Frankie on Monday. The BPOE board meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For details, call 465-2661. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodg e will host bingo at 1 p.m. today. Texas Hold-em is se t for 7 p.m. Monday. For mo re information, call 655-3920. Celtic music is theme for meetingSEBRING The Celtic American Society of the Highlands will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday in the fellowshi p hall of First Presbyterian Church of Sebring. Social time and refreshments will be at 6.30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. The program this month will be a talk on Celtic Music given by Gregory Keith Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Leonard OBITUARIES Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN By TAMARALUSH Associated PressTAMPA The woman who authori ties say killed her teenage daughter a nd son because she was fed up with t hem talking back and being mouthy w ill not appear in court Saturday b ecause shes being treated at a hospit al for an unknown condition. Authorities say Julie Powers S chenecker was taken to Tampa G eneral Hospital shortly after midnight S aturday to be treated for a medical c ondition that existed before she was t aken to jail. Hillsborough Sheriffs d eputies who oversee jail inmates said they could not reveal S cheneckers medical condition, citing h ealth care privacy laws. An arrest affidavit said Schenecker s hot her son twice in the head in the f amily car for talking back as she d rove him to soccer practice. The r eport said Schenecker then drove to t heir upscale home and shot her daught er in the face inside the home. Scheneckers mother called police F riday morning, and told them she was c oncerned after her daughter had sent a n e-mail saying she was depressed. O fficers found Schenecker drenched in b lood on her back porch and once t hey saw the teens, the scene was so t roubling that a stress team was called to counsel the responding officers, a police spokeswoman said. Calyx, the girl, was 16 and a cross country running star at her high school. The 13-year-old son, Beau, was in eighth grade. Investigators believe the teens never saw it coming, said police spokeswoman Laura McElroy. Both were killed with a .38-caliber pistol. The arrest affidavit said the weapon was purchased five days earlier. Scheneckers husband, Parker Schenecker, is a career Army officer attached to U.S. Central Command in Tampa. He was working in the Middle East when the shootings happened. In 2008, the family moved to Tampa and bought a $448,000 home in a quiet, upscale suburban neighborhood. As the sun set Friday evening, residents walked by crime scene tape that sealed off the cul-de-sac that the Schenecker family lived on. Neighbor Charanun Soodjinda said the Scheneckers fit right in when they arrived. The couples two children often played in the cul-de-sac with other neighborhood kids, and Julie Schenecker seemed to be at home a lot. They seemed like a nice family, said Soodjinda, 38. I never thought this would happen. How could you do that to your children? It was clear something had gone wrong: As police led Julie Schenecker to a patrol car Friday, she shook uncontrollably, her eyes wide and wild. Before Fridays arrest, Schenecker had no criminal record in Florida. On Nov. 8, 2010, she was involved in a car crash in Tampa, according to records from the Florida Highway Patrol, and cited for careless driving. The crash caused bodily injury and $26,500 of property damage, records show, but it does not explain who was injured or what property was damaged. Schenecker paid a $151 fine and attended traffic school, the report said. The family appeared to be happy, at least according to friends and they appeared to glow in photos posted online. The two teens were described as well-mannered by family friends. In several family portraits on Parker Scheneckers Facebook page, the four posed, smiling and relaxed. You all look so stunning and young. Did you find the fountain of youth and your not telling anyone!!!! WOW, you four look so good and healthy!!! wrote one of Scheneckers friends on a dramatic black-and-white photo of the family. Parker Schenecker also posted several photos of Calyxs cross country running team. 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Special to the News-SunAs the 68th anniversary of t he tragic sinking of the U.S. A rmy Transport ship D orchester in World War II, i s approaching, the United S tates Navy Memorial and t he Library of Congresss V eterans History Project are p lanning a commemorative e vent to honor the Four C haplains who proved t hemselves as spiritual leade rs and heroes. These four men, military s piritual leaders from differe nt denominations, sacrificed t heir own lives to save others d uring the fatal German UB oat attack. Their story is s cheduled to be retold by k eynote speaker, former N avy chaplain Rabbi Arnold E Resnicoff, from 12-1 p.m. T hursday at the U.S. Navy M emorial at 701 P ennsylvania Ave. N.W. 123, W ashington DC. Other Four Chaplains memorialsAn interfaith memorial c hapel was dedicated in F ebruary 1951 in P hiladelphia in memory of t he Four Chaplains, and h ence is called the Chapel of t he Four Chaplains. Mounted i n the wall is a stained glass d epicting the sinking of the D orchester. The chapel is c urrently at the old P hiladelphia Navy Yard. Other stained glass wind ows depicting the sinking of t he USATDorchester are at t he U.S. Army Sergeants M ajor Academy Chaplain C orps Classroom in Fort B liss, Texas; the Chapel of I mmortal Chaplains at Fort S nelling, St. Paul, Minn.; the B ase Family Housing, U.S. M ilitary Academy at West P oint; and in the A-Ring, 3rd F loor Hall of Heroes in the P entagon.The Four ChaplainsChaplain George LFox w as the oldest of the four c haplains aboard the D orchester. He was called the Little Minister as he only s tood about five and half f eet. In 1917, he lied about h is age to enlist in the M arines as a medic. At the e nd of World War I, he r eturned home and returned t o school to become an a ccountant. Unfulfilled, he r eturned to school to become a Methodist minister. When w ar broke out again, he told h is wife he needed to ree nlist. He knew what the b oys were about to face and w anted to be able to help t hem. He enlisted in World W ar II on Aug. 8, 1942. Ahigh school scholar, A lexander Goode also m edaled in track and swimm ing. His goal was to follow h is father and become a R abbi. Goode married his c hildhood sweetheart. A lthough he was assigned to a synagogue as a Rabbi, he w anted to do more. He e ntered John Hopkins U niversity and received his m edical degree. He would n ow know better how to heal a mans soul and his body, as w ell. His enlistment date is r ecorded as Aug. 9, 1942. Johnny Washington, from N ewark, N.J., was born into a l arge Irish family. His love of m usic allowed him a chair in t he church choir. He was a s crappy kid and a member of t he South 12th Street Gang w hen he received the call to t he priesthood. He asked to b e sent back to his old neighb orhood where he understood t he kids there. He returned as t he parish priest, played ball i n the streets with the youngs ters, organized youth baseb all teams. On May 9, 1942, w hen some of the boys left to j oin the Army, Father Johnny e nlisted along side them. The youngest of the Four C haplains, Clark Poling was t he seventh generation in an u nbroken line of Dutch R eform ministers. His enlistment date is June 10, 1942. Before leaving for Greenland, young Clark told his father, Dad, dont pray for my safe return, just pray that I shall do my duty and something more, pray that I shall never be a coward. Pray that I shall have the strength, courage, and understanding of men, and especially pray that I shall be patient. Oh, Dad, just pray that I shall be adequate.The USAT DorchesterThe bell on the USAT Dorchester rang twice at 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 3, 1943, never to be heard again. The former luxury coastal steamship turned troopship was torpedoed by an enemy submarine in an area of the Northern Atlantic Sea known as Torpedo Junction, sinking in under 15 minutes. Rescue began over an hour later and lasted more than 12 hours. The ship, carrying 902 servicemen, merchant seamen, and civilian workers, bound for Greenland, had been used up and down the Eastern Seacoast of the United States, was 368-by-52 foot, and only had a 16-foot draft, suitable for the coast, but not designed for deep open waters. She was being used to transport soldiers to Greenland during the height of World War II. The weather in the North Atlantic in February can be brutal, with gale force winds. The waters were treacherous not just due to the weather, but the U-boats known for patrolling those waters. The Dorchester was one of three ships in the SG-19 convoy moving across the icy Northern Atlantic waters from Newfoundland toward an American base in Greenland. U.S. Coast Guard Cutters, Tampa, Escanaba, and the Comanche escorted the Dorchester and two other ships. Many of the military personnel and civilians aboard were seasick from the brutal trip. The four Army chaplains among the troops were doing their best to soothe the ailing soldiers and, offering encouragement, easing apprehensions, sharing stories. With concern of enemy submarines reported by the Tampa, with its sonar, the Dorchesters captain, Hans J. Danielsen, cautiously order the men to sleep in their clothing, with lifejackets close at hand as they neared the coast of Greenland. The ship was only 150 miles from their destined port, just after midnight when a submarine fired a torpedo, striking the starboard side of the Dorchester, exploding in the boiler room, destroying the main electric supply, releasing clouds of suffocating steam and ammonia gas. Many on board died instantly, while some were trapped below deck. Others, startled, awakened from their bunks, made their way to the decks of the already listing vessel. The ship took on water rapidly through the massive breach. The horror of the night continued with overcrowded lifeboats capsized. Life rafts drifted away in the huge waves before anyone could reach them. Frozen in fear, men clung to the side rails, unable to will themselves to let go and plunge into the dark, frigid, churning waters far below. The USCG Comanche saw the flash of an explosion and left the convoy to return to give aid, rescuing 97 survivors. The USCG Escanaba circled the sinking Dorchester, and rescued an additional 132 survivors. The third U.S. Coast Guard cutter, the Tampa, continued on to Greenland, providing safe passage for the two other vessels. Survivors gave testimony that the only fragment of hope came from the four Army chaplains who were able to calmly guide men to their lifeboat stations. They opened a storage locker for lifejackets and began to hand them out. One soldier tried to return to his cabin to retrieve is gloves. One of the chaplains stopped him and told the soldier he could have one of his pair of gloves. The soldier, a survivor of the sinking, realized later that the chaplain did not have two pair of gloves. The chaplains coaxed men to go over the side of the ship to the safety of the lifeboats. When the supply of lifejackets was exhausted, it was reported by some of the survivors; each chaplain removed their own lifejacket and handed it to the next person in line, essentially giving away their only means of saving themselves in order to save others. The chaplains prayed with the soldiers. The four chaplains linked their arms as the ships slant became severe. With their heads bowed in prayer, arms linked, they sank beneath the waves. Two Protestant chaplains, one Catholic, and one Rabbi, in one heroic act saved the lives of dozens of young soldiers. Those chaplains were Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander D. Goode, Jewish; Lt. John P. Washington, Roman Catholic; and Lt. Clark V. Poling, Reformed. Local survivorsOf the 230 survivors, two lived for a time in Lake Placid Edward J. Dionne and Dan OKeefe. The four chaplains showed unity in interfaith. They each were from different cities and represented four different faiths. Yet, they worked together in harmony and unity to help save as many lives that cold early morning in the North Atlantic. Unity without uniformity is the basic underlying belief of all of those who serve in the United States Armed Services. The late Dan OKeefe, a former Lake Placid resident, and a survivor of the Dorchester, pulled his evening watch and was long overdue to be relieved of duty. Had he been relieved of duty sooner, he would have been in his cabin below the waterline at the time of the explosion, and would have perished along with the others in the area of his cabin. OKeefe was active with the local veteran activities and participated in the patriotic and veterans events. OKeefe served as vice president of St. Regis paper company, now known as Georgia Pacific. Ed Dionne, father of Joseph Dionne, retired county veteran services officer, often told that he survived the icy cold waters only because he was covered in oil, which served to insulate him from the cold. Dionne, raised in Wisconsin, was an avid swimmer in high school sports. The Escanaba rescued Dionne from the icy waters after an extended time in the water. Partially frozen, Dionne spent several months in the military hospitals in Greenland and Washington, D.C., learning to walk again. Upon moving to Lake Placid with his family, Dionne set up an accounting practice. He served as District 8 commander of the American Legion, state commander of the 40 et 8, was quartermaster for Post 25, a member of Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, and on the executive board of AARC. He believed in serving his fellow comrades with unity without uniformity. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011Page 9A $199 $399 Reg.$499 $1299 Hwy 27 Sebring Across from Lakeshore Mall382-9717Mon. Sat. 10am 6pmMY JEWELRY BOXJEWELRY CLEARANCESALECROC CLEARANCE SALE25-50%OFFSelect Styles Special to the News-SunSEBRING Tickets are available for the Fifth Annual Highlands County Military Ball, sponsored by the Veterans Council of Highlands County, to be held Saturday, April 9 at the Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center, 150 Midway Drive, near the Sebring International Raceway. Denise Williams, acting county Veteran Services officer, reports the recommended dress for the event will be formal/mess dress, or semi-formal/unit dress. If the veteran or military personnel wear the mess dress uniform, their date for the evening should be in formal attire. Should the veteran choose to wear the veteran organization unit attire, their date can choose to dress formal or semi-formal. The evening events start with a 5 p.m. social hour, followed by an opening ceremony and banquet at 6 p.m. The History of Regimental Mess will follow about 7:15 p.m., along with recognition of the veterans organizations in the county. Activities during the Military Ball include dancing, door prizes, and a 25/25/50 raffle. Closing ceremonies will begin at 11 p.m. The menu for the ball includes lemon pepp er chicken, London bro il, potatoes or rice, vegetabl e, garden salad, coffee or te a, and a cash bar. Dessert w ill be provided with the mi litary cake cutting ceremon y. Ticket price to the ba sh is $35 per person. For mo re information, contact Bet sy Waddell at 382-0419 or t he Veteran Services Office at 402-6623. Tickets a re available at any of the fo llowing veteran organiz ations: American Legio n, Am Vets, homeowne rs association, DAV, Elk s, Knights of Columbu s, MOAA, MOPH, S ea Services Museum Tanglewood, Tropic al Harbor, U.S. Milita ry Motorcycle Veterans, VFW and WAVES. Volunteers at the Veteran Services Offi ce will have tickets available Chateau Elan is offerin g a special Military Ba ll package for those wh o would prefer overnig ht accommodation s. Arrangements for the sp ecial package are ma de directly with the Chate au Elan, 655-6252, and do n ot include ball tickets. Corporate sponsors a re welcome. Proceeds fro m the Military Ball stay in t he County, adding to the co ffers of the Vetera ns Assistance Fund, and oth er special projects direct ed through the Vetera ns Council of Highlan ds County, Inc. VETERANNEWS Fifth Annual Military Ball plans in full swing Navy Memorial teams with Library of Congress to commemorate the legendary Four Chaplains Courtesy photo A Catholic priest, two protestant ministers, and a Jewish Rabbi perished in the sinking of the Dorchester. Reverend Fox was a Methodist Minister; Reverend Poling was a Dutch Reformed Minister; Father Washington was a Catholic Priest; and Rabbi Goode was Jewish. 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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 14 2011, and entered in Case No. 10000586GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. BANKUNITED is Plaintiff and ROBERT P. HACKLEMAN, II; JACQUELINE K. HACKLEMAN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JUR Y ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, at 11:00 a.m., on the 16th day of February, 2011, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 88, BLOCK 342, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 10, PAGE(S) 4, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 14th day of January, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k January 30; February 6, 2011 The Sebring Regional Airport & Industrial Par k Community Redevelopment Agency has filed its Annual Financial Report for fiscal year ended September 30, 2010 with the Clerk of Courts, Highlands County, Florida as required by Section 218.32, Florida Statutes. The Annual Financial Report is available for viewing at the Sebring Airport Authority office located at 128 Authority Lane, Sebring, FL 33870 or at the Highlands County Clerk of Courts office, 600 South Commerce Street, Sebring, FL 33870 during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. January 30, 2011 The Sebring Airport Authority 2009-2010 fiscal year-end audit is now available for review and inspection during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) at its offices at 128 Authority Lane, Sebring, FL 33870. January 30, 2011 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 11th day of January, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLER K By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k January 30; February 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000190 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CLINTON FOX AKA CLINTON S. FOX AKA CLINTON SCOTT FOX, ET AL Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated January 10, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000190 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and CLINTON FOX AKA CLINTON S. FOX AKA CLINTON SCOTT FOX; JEANA GIGLIO AKA JEANA M. GIGLIO; AKA JEANA MARIE GIGLIO AKA JEANA MARIE FOX; ___, AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEANA GIGLIO AKA JEANA M. GIGLIO; AKA JEANA MARIE GIGLIO AKA JEANA MARIE FOX, IF ANY; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s) are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the 14th day of February, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, BLOCK 11, REPLAT HOLIDAY LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA 2006 GENERAL MOBILE HOME VIN# GMHGA40633283A TITLE# 97588932 VIN# GMHGA40633283B TITLE# 97589012 Street Address: 401 FAIRVIEW LANE, LORIDA, FLORIDA 33857 FLORIDA. Property Address: 2616 N. Mulberry Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 Parcel I.D.: C-09-33-28-010-0540-0230 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Street, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m. on February 14th, 2011. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 11th day of January, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 30; February 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2010-CA-000581 HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III Plaintiff vs DANIEL L. KING; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIEL L. KING; STACEY KING; WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL NATIONAL BANK; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS, and OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named defendant is deceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all othre parties claiming by, through, under or against that defendant, and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees or other persons claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as a defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Judgment entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: THE NORTH 15 FEET OF LOT 23 AND ALL OF LOT 24, BLOCK 54, OF UNIT ONE OR LAKE LILLIAN SECTION, HIGHLAND LAKES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10000265GCS SHAWN JONES, Plaintiff, vs. MARTY REED, Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 11th, 2011 and entered in Case No.: 10000265GCS of the Circuit court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida wherein, SHAWN JONES, is the Plaintiff and MARTY REED is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at: Highlands County Courthouse located at: 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 AM on the 11th day of February, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: TEMPLE TERRACE SUB PB 6-PG 36 LOT 23 BLK 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on January 26, 2011, as Clerk of the Circuit Court. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk January 30; February 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC07-1141 YALE MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. HOWARD S. OSTROW; IRENE BASSINGTHWAITE; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Publish in THE NEWS-SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 21, 2009, and an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated January 11, 2011, and entered in Case No. GC07-1141 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit, in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, where in YALE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, and HOWARD S. OSTROW, IRENE BASSINGTHWAITE, Defendant, I will to the highest bidder for cash on the 11th day of February, 2011, at 11:00AM, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment lying and being situate in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, to wit: Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3, of LAKESIDE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 52-T, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. AKA Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3, of LAKESIDE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 52-T, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE, NOT LATER THAT SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE CHARGE OF UP TO $70 FOR SERVICES IN MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE.NOTICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN. DATED this 14th day of January, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK January 23, 30, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2010-CA-001364 NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OF BENJAMIN C. NEELY, DECEASED, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OF BENJAMIN C. NEELY, DECEASED, ET AL CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOTS 986 AND 987, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 90, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 2120 WEST HIBISCUS RD, AVON PARK, FL 33825 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ashley L. Simon of Kass, Shuler, Solomon, Spector, Foyle & Singer, P.A., plaintiff:s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813)229-0900, on or before March 1, 2011, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: January 18, 2011. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W. GERMAINE 590 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) January 30; February 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001274 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR BAFC2006-8T2, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER L. FARQUHAR, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 25, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001274 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR BAFC2006-8T2, is the Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER L. FARQUHAR; LOREN A. FARQUHAR; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION; are the Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 16th day of February, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12, BLOCK 10, LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4627 LAFAYETTE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33875 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. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on January 25, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08081153-CENDANT-CONV-Team I **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. January 30; February 6, 2011 LOWDER II; ALISHA M. LOWDER; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES; SAVE-THE-MOMENT PLAZA PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 14th day of January, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 11, BLOCK 24, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES SECTION 6, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE(S) 61, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 320 MOON GLOW AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 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. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on January 10, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10001204 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. January 30; February 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000053 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. TERRY D. LOWDER II, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 10, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000053 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and TERRY D. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001297 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES C. VANDERHOFF, JR. A/K/A CHARLES CARL VANDERHOFF, JR.; MICHELLE L. VANDERHOFF A/K/A MICHELLE LYNN VANDERHOFF; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 10th day of January, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001297, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and CHARLES C. VANDERHOFF, JR. A /K/A CHARLES CARL VANDERHOFF, JR.; MICHELLE L. VANDERHOFF A/K/A MICHELLE LYNN VANDERHOFF UNKNOWN TENANTS(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of February, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 30, BLOCK 187, WOODLAWN TERRACE SUBDIVISION, LESS A 10 FOOT STRIP FOR ALLEYWAY EASEMENT AT THE REAR OF SAID LOT, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 10th day of January, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 30; February 6, 2011 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Classified ads get fast results

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Call Joanie at 863-471-9726. 1400Health CareServices 1100Announcements HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (HCBCC) GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB 11-023 ADVERTISING DELINQUENT TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES NIGP COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE: 915-71 IITB 11-024 ADVERTISING DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAXES NIGP COMMODITY/ SERVICES CODE: 91571 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, CPPB, A cting Director /Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.org Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, February 17, 2011, at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above bid opening.Highands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this ITB. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC/County) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:Jminor@hcbcc.org" Jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County CommissionersPurchasing Department/Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net January 30; February 6, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155 LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it iscorrect.Sometimesinstruction s over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. 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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, January 30, 2011Page 13 A ROYAL CARE OF AVON PARKIsnt it nice to be in high demand? Everyone wants to hire you, how do you choose?AtRoyal Care of Avon Parkyou will nd the choice easy. We offer an excellent benet package. You can earn up to two weeks vacation, and that is only in your rst year of employment plus eight holidays. Salary based on experience. C.N.A. Full Time 7 3 shift NURSES Full Time 7am 7pm and 7pm 7am Apply in person at: Royal Care of Avon Park 1213 W. Stratford Rd. Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 453-6674 EOE, M/F, DFWP 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. 3310 Hwy. 27 South Sebring, FL33870EOEE-mail: resumesebring@crosscountry-auto.comFor more information about Cross Country Automotive Services,we encourage you to visit our website at: www.CrossCountry-Auto.co mComprehensive Benefit Package Tuition Reimbursement Life Insurance Vacation Time Holiday Pay Medical DentalNow Hiring Full & Part Time Customer Service AssociatesAdditional Opportunities for Spanish as a second language Starting at $9.00 an hour Electra Ferguson Associate of the MonthBe a HERO like Electra Ferguson863-402-2786AGreatPlaceto Work! Contact UsBy Phone(863) 385-6155By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ 9000 Transportation RV 38'2010 5TH Wheel. EAGLE RIDGE by HEARTLAND, 2BR, 1BA, 2 slides, fiberglass, W/D, awning. All options. $30,000 obo. Immediate Sale! 321-437-5887 PUMA TRAVELTRAILER 2010 32', two slide outs, air, awning, King ISLAND bed, $18,900 Must sell! Non smoker. Will deliver. Lakeland, Fla. 863-660-8539 2010 38'HY-LINE TRAVEL TRAILER. Very Clean. 2 Slideouts, W/D, 20 gal hot water heater, cent. A/C, bayfront, non-smoke, no pets. Will Deliver. $21,700 obo. 941-518-4040 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING FRANCISII MHP ANNUAL GARAGE SALE, 2800 Real McCoy Dr, Sat, Feb 5th, 8am-1pm. Crafts, Bake Sale, Raffle, Snack Bar also available. 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) 7320Garage &Yard SalesAVON PARK1959 N. Iroquois Rd. Sun. Jan. 30th, 7AM 2PM. Furniture, household items, clothing ( woman's and man's. Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales PRINTER DELLPhoto All-In-One 962. Like new, 2004 comes w/ disk, book, print ink. $50. 863-385-7119 MAN'S SUITBlue, 40 regular, (original cost) $300, excellent condition $35 863-382-0972. EXTENTION CORD25 ft. for RV's. $30 863-382-8647 EUREKA CARPETSTEAM CLEANER. New-in-Box. Cost $189....Selling for $90. 863-386-0096 DESK: 54''X18'',gray formica, 5drawers including 2 deep file drawers. $35. 863-414-1714 BRACELET -14K Gold. Must Sacrifice, $100. 863-655-1644 BOOKS, WESTERNS;100 for $60. Call 863-3851563. BOOKS -Louis Lamour & Misc, $90. Call 863-385-1563. 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HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180Furniture 7000 Merchandise SEBRING -2BR House; 1BR Apt; both include electric, cable, water, $700 $460 /mo. 863-655-1473 LAKE PLACID3BR, 2BA, 2000 sq ft, on 3 lots, enclosed outbuilding (could be mother-in-law quarters), conveniently located to shopping, 1.5 mi. from town. $850/mo. + 1st & security. No smoking. 863-441-9248 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, new floors/paint, fenced yard, close to boat ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no smoke/dogs, $550/mo. 863-699-1119 AVON PARK3BR, 2BA, 1CG, fenced back yard, corner lot off Lake Ave near Park Elementary School. References Required. $650/mo. 863-443-0290. 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -Lake Josephine Area, Just remodeled 3BR, laundry oon w/ W&D carport, workshop, large yard with utility shed. CHA $450 monthly. 863-699-1567 LAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, seasonal or monthly. Excellent furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, No smoking or dogs. $1300/mo. After season, rent reduced. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses LAKE PLACID2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, screened patio, water included. Excellent Condition $525 monthly plus 1 mo. security. 954-695-8348 KEY LAKEVILLASLAKEFRONT LIVING IN SEBRING 2 Bedroom townhouse unit. Clean & quiet, Screen porch, Outside patio, Central air, Washer/Dryer hookup, $585/mo., first & security. No Pets. 863-465-2740 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS: 1BR, 1BA $495/mo +$200 security; 2BR, 1BA $645/mo +$500 security. W/D, Microwave, WSG included. Pets Wlcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 1 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook ups. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments UNFURNISHED MODERNVILLA CC of Sebring. 3BR. 2BA, on Golf Course. All amenities. Lease $1050 monthly 828-260-2120 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA, tile floors throughout, screened porch, convenient location to US 27 and Hospital, (Not 55+) gated Community, Clubhouse & pool, vaulted ceilings. Lawn Maint. included. $800 monthly. 863-840-1083 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent SEBRING -Cute 2BR, 1BA, fenced yard, most pets OK. $550 + $300 security deposit. 4909 Manatee Dr. 863-446-7274 ***LAKE 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 RentSELECTION 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 5050Mobile HomesFor SaleSEBRING -Doublewide Mobile Home with lot 3619 St. Rd 17, S. 2BR, 2BA, excellent condition. $20,000. 305-597-8339 or 305-885-1621 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate WantedFROSTPROOF 71/2 Acres on Dawes Road. You must see! No lower price! $39,900. Call Lucy with Exit Realty 863-382-4705 4260Acreage for SaleLAKE 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 -FOR SALE BY OWNER 2BR, 2BA Condo at the beautiful Bluffs of Sebring, a 55+ gated community. First Floor with Carport & Storage Room. Furnished with several upgrades; clubhouse, pool, tennis & other activities. Great view of Lake Mary Jane. Call 863-385-0552 or 863-873-1426 4120Villas & CondosFor 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. Overlooks Golf course, over sized 2/CG, stainless steel appl. $157,900 863-699-2232 or Cell 239-229-4655 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Through a dizzying slate of games over the last 10 days, the Blue Streaks of the basketball court have been making big strides over the seasons final stretch. And though they came up short in Fridays 57-52 loss to defending district champ Osceola, it showed just how far Sebring has come. Consider, it was just six weeks ago that the Kowboys delivered an 85-52 pasting of the Streaks on their home court. But the mettle built through recent battles, the boys in blue came out with the intensity that has been their trademark as of late. Sticking in an aggressive zone defense, Osceola had a hard time finding anything inside and, save for a three from Division I prospect Jedarian Jackson, little was connecting from the outside either. The Blue Streak offense, meanwhile, was in attack mode with Toby Solebello getting hot with two threes and Jared Cannon converting a slick reverse to break out to an 18-6 lead after one. Astunned Osceola squad got the first bucket of the second quarter, but wouldnt break into double figures until nearly midway through the period. Decaris Jones and Solebello answered that early score with a hoop each and Devin Clarke split a pair at the line. So by the time a Jackson baseline drive got the Kowboys into double digits, it was a 23-11 margin. Jackson then heated up with a long three and then snatching a steal and throwing down a slam, but Sebring answered with two Clarke free throws, a Ma tt Taylor bucket inside and a Taylor steal that lead to a Clarke lay-in to push it to 29-16. Osceola would get co nsecutive scores, but Sebrin g closed the half with a Cannon score in the pai nt and a Jones steal and sco re for a 33-20 lead at t he break. The tone and flow of t he game shifted, however, at the onset of the third perio d, with the Kowboys ratche ting up the defensive pre ssure and creating numero us turnovers and fast-bre ak scores. Eight straight poin ts opened the third before on eof-two at the line fro m Taylor halted the run. But five more points we nt up to cut the lead to 34-3 3 before Jones split a pair of free throws. Consecutive baskets p ut Osceola up two befo re By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunKISSIMMEE Sebrings boys soccer squad wasnt intimidated going into Thursdays District 5-5Aboys soccer tournament semifinal match against the No. 1-seed Osceola at host Liberty High School in Kissimmee. Sebring played Osceola close in two regular season losses and was flying high after Mondays 3-1 first round win. And a couple of Blue Streak injured starters were back and ready to go. What they didnt have was a little luck and a couple of Blue Streak breaks, and thats a ll Osceola needed to en d Sebrings season with a 3 -0 win. We played some real ly good soccer, but tonight ju st wasnt our night, sa id Sebring coach Keith Bowye r. Weve never been a luck y team and we werent able to capitalize. Its a bummer, b ut By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK For the m oment, it could all be forg otten. Game-winning, walk-off h ome runs with two outs in t he bottom of the ninth have a way of prompting moment ary amnesia as to what m ade the heroic hit necess ary. Either way, Brett C lementsblast over the r ight-center field fence o pened the season for the S FCC Panthers with a 12-11 w in over visiting Daytona S tate. We actually practice w alk-off hits every day in b atting practice, head coach Rick Hitt said afterward. We try to get them the understanding that itsa part of the game. You j ust dont anticipate that its g oing to happen very often. Well, it happened right o ut of the chute as the P anthers built an early lead, b ut shaky pitching kept the F alcons within reach. Karson Kravec got it s tarted with a first-inning s olo shot to right for a 1-0 l ead. Daytona threatened by d rawing three walks to load t he bases in the second, but s tarter Andres Lopez worked o ut of the jam. Another walk began the F alcon third, but Clements c ame up with a big play as t he South Florida catcher t hrew behind Michael V racar for the pickoff. The narrow lead remained u ntil the Panthers plated two i n the fourth as Brad H arrison made Daytona pay w ith a a two-run single after A ngel Vargas had been i ntentionally walked. An unearned run got the Falcons on the board in the fifth, but Clements and Vargas each rapped runscoring singles to up the lead to 5-1 in the fifth. Things then took an ugly turn in the top of the sixth with three runs coming in without courtesy of a hit to cut the lead to 5-4. Daytona then evened things at five apiece with another run in the seventh, again without a hit, making it five runs through seven innings with a grand total of one hit. Then Panthers, however, got a bases-loaded, threeRBI base knock from Sam Morgan to regain the lead, but the Falcons came right back with four runs in the eighth, on three hits, to take their first lead of the game at 9-8. SFCC threatened in the bottom of the inning on a Clements double and Vargas single, but a caught looking and fielders choice kept the deficit intact. The deficit grew in the top of the ninth as another Clements pick-off attempt sailed high and broght two more runs in, without a hit, for an 11-8 Daytona lead. Down to their last three outs, South Florida went right after it as Brandon Kirby singled up the middle to lead things off. Morgan followed with a single to left and Kravec brought Kirby in with a hit. Kyle Jackson and Kyle Newton, though, hit into consecutive fielders choices leaving runners on first and third with two out and Clements coming to the plate. Moments later the amneSPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, January 30, 2011 News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E TK Miller goes up for two in Avon Parks Friday night win over visiting McKeel. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Brett Clements belts this second-inning double in SFCCs season opener Friday. Clements would later blast a game-winning three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in the Panthers 12-11 win over Daytona State. News-Sun photo by KATE ROWLAND Sebring sophomore goalkeeper Ethan Smiths sprawling save keeps the Blue Streaks in the game after a one-on-one show down with a speedy Osceola forward during Thursdays district tournament semifinal loss to the Kowboys in Kissimmee. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jared Cannon goes under then up with this reverse lay-up Friday night. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Despite slow play, Avon Park was able to put McKeel Academy away 66-45 with an easy Friday night in the Red Devil gym. It was senior night. We started the seniors and played the seniors as much as possible, and the guys said they were going to do some things out of character, and thats OK , said Avon Parks Head Coa ch Luther Clemons. Back in the gam e for the Devils w as senior Alon zo Robertson, who s at out two weeks with a knee injury, and t he loss of his doubl edoubles slowed t he Avon Park offense f or the last two games. He just came back yeste rRobertson returns in Red Devil win Avon Park66McKeel45 SFCC12Daytona11 Osceola3Sebring0 Osceola57Sebring52 See DEVILS, page 3B Panthers open with a bang See SFCC, page 3B You just dont anticipate its going to happen very oftenRICKHITT SFCC head coach Kowboys wrangle Blue Streaks See STREAKS, page 4B Osceola survives Sebring scare See THIRD, p a g e 4B Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands Youth Football a nd Cheer Organization ( HYF) is pleased to announce t hey have joined the Police A thletic League Association ( PAL) Sunshine division to p lay football in the upcoming s eason. The Police Athletic League i s an association that has b een in existence for many y ears and has conferences t hroughout the United States. The members of Highlands Y outh Football are very e xcited about this new advent ure. PALoffers five divisions o f football ranging from ages 5 15 which include Flag, M itey-Mite, Pee Wee, Junior a nd Senior divisions that i nclude weight limits with e ach division with the except ion of the Flag and Senior d ivision. See Wednesdays NewsS un for more information on t he league as well as an u pcoming garage sale to bene fit the HYF teams. HYF joins PAL

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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.AP Girls SoftballAVON PARK Avon Park Girls Softball will be holding registration for ages 4-15 on Saturdays Feb. 5 and 12 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lucy Derkman Field on North Anoka Ave. Bring a copy of childs birth certificate. Registration fee is $50. For more information or any questions, call Amanda at 257-2428.Elks Golf TournamentSEBRING The monthly Elks golf tournament will be held on Monday Feb. 7 at Harder Hall Country Club. Cost for the 8 a.m. shotgun start is $32 per player. To register either your team or as an individual player, contact Jack McLaughlin at 471-3295 or by email at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. in the Harder Hall Golf Course restaurant area.Womans Club BenefitSEBRING The Womans Club of Sebring will be holding a golf tournament to benefit itsscholarship fund Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Harder Hall Golf Course. The four-person scramble will check-in at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $55 per player or $220 per team and includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes. There is a Putting and Chipping contest available and a $2,000 Hole-In-One prize sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. Entry forms are available at local pro shops and are to be sent to The Womans Club of Sebring, P.O. Box 8174, Sebring, FL, 33872. Registration deadline is February 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 colleges intercollegiate athletics programs. The entry fee for the SFCC Panther 5K Run/Walk is $20 through Feb. 16 and $25 from Feb. 17 through the day of the race. Students with a current I.D. may register for $15. Every participant receives a Dri-Fit long-sleeve shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for those who enter after Feb. 17 Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. on race d ay in the parking lot in front of the SFC C University Center race starts at 8 a.m. Entry forms are available online at www.southflorida.edu/panther5k Participants can mail their copies an d entry fees to the SFCC Foundation, In c., 13 East Main Street, Avon Park, F L 33825; or fax forms to 453-8023 and ca ll 453-3133 with credit card information. For more information about the SFC C Panther 5K, call the SFCC Foundation at 863-453-3133. Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING Wings of Faith Worsh ip Center presents the First Annual Go lf Tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Country Club of Sebring. Check-in is from 7:30-8:15 a.m. with a Shotgun sta rt at 8:30 a.m. Platinum Sponsor $500 includes o ne team of four golfers, one tee sign and tw o green signs; Gold Sponsor $300 includ es one team of four golfers, one green sig n; Silver Sponsor $150 includes one gre en sign, one tee sign; Bronze Sponsor $10 0 includes one green sign. Individual player $60 includes gre en fees, cart and lunch ($70 after March 26 ). Team of Four Golfers $240 includ es green fees, cart and lunch ($280 aft er March 26). Make checks payable to: Wings of Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, F L 33871, or register online at wingso ffaithchristianworshipcenter.com. Proceeds to be donated to scholarsh ip program for graduates attending Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center. For more information, call Jaso n Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhanke rson@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com.Our Lady of Grace eventsAVON PARK Our Lady of Gra ce Catholic Church has two benefit even ts coming up in the next two months. Tuesday, Feb. 22 they will host t he Todd Allen Show, Classic Branson an d Las Vegas-style entertainment at its be st. Allen will perform a variety of styl es including Rock n Roll, Country and h is award-winning Elvis impersonations. The show will be held at the Our Lad y of Grace Catholic Church Grogan Cente r, at 595 E. Main St. in Avon Park, at 7 p.m For a donation of $10, tickets can be purchased at the Highlands Independe nt Bank and Heartland National Bank Avo n Park locations, Warrens Auto Sales an d the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. The next event will be the First Annu al Golf Tournament at River Gree ns Saturday, March 12 at 8 a.m. 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, startin g with a $100 hole sponsor for a sign onl y. 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 Boston3511.761 New York2422.52211 Philadelphia2026.43515 New Jersey1433.2982112Toronto1334.2772212Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3214.696 Atlanta3017.638212Orlando3017.638212Charlotte2025.4441112Washington1332.2891812Central Division WLPctGB Chicago3214.696 Milwaukee1826.40913 Indiana1726.3951312Detroit 1730.3621512Cleveland838.17424WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio397.848 Dallas3015.667812New Orleans3116.660812Memphis2324.4891612Houston2226.45818 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3016.652 Denver2818.6092 Utah2819.596212Portland2522.532512Minnesota1036.21720 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers3314.702 Phoenix2124.46711 Golden State1927.4131312L.A. Clippers1728.37815 Sacramento1133.2502012___ Thursdays Games New York 93, Miami 88 Dallas 111, Houston 106 Boston 88, Portland 78 Fridays Games Indiana 124, New Jersey 92 Memphis 99, Philadelphia 94 Milwaukee 116, Toronto 110, OT Atlanta 111, New York 102 Denver 117, Cleveland 103 Miami 88, Detroit 87 Chicago 99, Orlando 90 Oklahoma City 124, Washington 117,2OT Utah 108, Minnesota 100 Charlotte 121, Golden State 113, OT Sacramento 100, L.A. Lakers 95 Phoenix 88, Boston 71 Saturdays Games Indiana at Chicago, late Washington at Memphis, late Toronto at Minnesota, late Atlanta at Dallas, late New Jersey at Milwaukee, late Houston at San Antonio, late New Orleans at Sacramento, late Charlotte at L.A. Clippers, late Sundays Games Miami at Oklahoma City, 1 p.m. Boston at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 6 p.m. Denver at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Detroit at New York, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Utah at Golden State, 10 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. ___ Friday's Games No games scheduled Saturdays Games No games scheduled Sunday's Games Team Lidstrom vs. Team Staal, 4 p.m. Fridays Scores EAST Canisius 69, Niagara 54 Dartmouth 64, Cornell 57 Fairfield 61, Manhattan 59 Harvard 77, Columbia 66 Penn 66, Yale 58 Princeton 78, Brown 60 Siena 76, Loyola, Md. 59 SOUTH Belmont 89, Florida Gulf Coast 56 Lipscomb 82, Stetson 62 MIDWEST Wis.-Milwaukee 72, Detroit 67 Wright St. 63, Wis.-Green Bay 61 FAR WEST Concordia, Ore. 103, Coll. of Idaho 64 Northwest College 84, Evergreen St. 83, OT Oregon Tech 70, NW Christian 45 S. Oregon 97, Corban 90, OT St. Scholastica 77, Presentation 75 Warner Pacific 87, E. Oregon 67BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESNamed Brad Komminsk hitting coach for Norfolk (IL); Gary Kendall manager, Denny Hocking and Einar Diaz field coaches and Aaron Scott trainer for Bowie (EL); Mike Devereaux field coach for Frederick (Carolina); Jose Hernandez field coach and Will Lawhorn trainer for Delmarva (SAL); Moe Hill field coach for Aberdeen (New York-Penn); Larry Jaster pitching coach for GCL Orioles; Alan Dunn minor league pitching coordinator and Dave Schmidt coordinator of Sarasota operations. LOS ANGELES ANGELSAgreed to terms with RHP Ryan Brasier, C Anel de los Santos, INF Alexi Amarista, OF Tyson Auer, RHP Ryan Braun, C Jose Jimenez, INF Gabe Jacobo, OF Angel Castillo, RHP Ryan Chaffee, C Carlos Ramirez, INF Kevin Melillo, OF Mike Trout, RHP Tyler Chatwood, C Kevin Richardson, INF Efren Navarro, OF Travis Witherspoon, RHP Eric Junge, C Alberto Rosario, INF Darwin Perez, LHP Matt Meyer, INF Jean Segura, LHP Trevor Reckling, INF Gil Velazquez, LHP Garrett Richards and LHP Andrew Taylor on minor league contracts. OAKLAND ATHLETICSAnnounced INF Steve Tolleson has cleared waivers and been sent outright to Sacramento (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYSAgreed to terms with 1B Casey Kotchman on minor league contract. Claimed RHP Rob Delaney off waivers from Minnesota. TORONTO BLUE JAYSAgreed to terms with RHP Jason Frasor on one-year contract. National League CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with RHP Scott Carroll, RHP Jerry Gil, LHP Jeremy Horst, LHP Donnie Joseph, RHP Matt Klinker, RHP Justin Lehr, RHP Chad Reineke, LHP Dontrelle Willis, C Chris Denove, C Devin Mesoraco, C Corky Miller, OF Danny Dorn, OF Jeremy Hermida and OF Dave Sappelt on minor-league contracts. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with LHP Joe Beimel on minor league contract. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,Haines City,vs.Liberty,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,Haines City,vs.Haines City,if necessary, 8 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 MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Sonrise Christian,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Moore Haven,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,Senior Night,6/7:30 p.m. SFCC TODAY: Baseball at Lake Sumter,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Webber International,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Seminole State,5 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Daytona State,4 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Lake Sumter,5 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,Ft.Meade,TBD,7:30 p.m. THURSDAY,Feb.3: Boys Basketball vs.Auburndale,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,Ft.Meade,TBD S S K K A A T T I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . 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Page 4BNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011www.newssun.com 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE(863) 382-0500 3201 Golfview Rd. Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 3/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am 1pm $36By 8, After 1 $29 Saturday & Sunday: $29 Kelly Grifn,ASIDInterior Designer & Decorators on StaffShades Shutters Wood Blinds Verticals Custom Draperies & Bedding Wallpaper & More All Types of Flooring Too! WEVE GOT YOU COVERED! FREEIn Home EstimatesA day indoors never looked so good w ere done for the year. Sebring (9-11 overall) l ooked to be the more confid ent team in the early going a s senior striker Elisha Klatt a nd junior forward Marcelo G ori teamed up to keep the K owboys (16-5-1 overall) b usy. Osceolas keeper fumbled t he ball out of bounds at the 2 8-minute mark, giving the B lue Streaks a corner kick. G oris header off the kick j ust missed the right inside p ost. Klatt later split two d efenders and outran them w ith an impressive burst of s peed. His shot forced the k eeper to make a diving save. Sebring senior defender I saias Chavez Aquinos outl et pass moved the ball to G ori, who rifled another shot o n goal. Blue Streak senior Nick A hearns shot also had to be h andled by the Kowboy k eeper. Although the Kowboys s pent much of the first half f ending off Sebrings attack, t he defenses communicat ion, passing and speed a ppeared to be the teams m ajor asset. The Kowboy defenders w ere big, tough and physicall y punishing. Play was allowed to cont inue with little interference f rom the referees, who kept t heir whistles out of sight for m uch of the match. One yellow card for a flag rant violation was handed o ut it went to a Sebring player. Gori, who assisted on two goals in Sebrings first round win, received special attention from the Osceola defense, which he took exception to, understandably. We got robbed tonight, he said. Osceola played dirty. Some of the things they said and did were very disrespectful. They tried to hurt us. Soccer is supposed to be about having fun. We play with respect. We play with pride. Perhaps Sebrings best chance of the game occurred midway through the first half. As two Osceola defenders manhandled Gori to the left of the Kowboysgoal, tripping, trampling, then holding him down, the junior forward managed to send a header pass from a nearly prone position to Ernst Toussaint, standing all alone in front of the Osceola goal with no keeper in sight. True to Bowyers words, however, the Blue Streaks couldnt buy a break and Toussaints shot trickled just wide of the empty goal. The Kowboys began to venture into Sebring territory, although their first shots went high. One attempt soared over the goal and clanged off the football goal post yards behind the pitch. Sebring goalkeeper Ethan Smith made several big saves, including a hard drive off a free kick with a few seconds left in the half. I dont think we carried anything off the field with us at halftime, Bowyer said. We left it all on the field. Osceola picked up its offensive pressure after the break and wasted no time, scoring within five minutes for a 1-0 lead. The goal energized the Kowboys and panicked the Blue Streaks. Smith had to make several solid saves on Osceola shots to keep the match a one-goal game. Play continued back and forth, but as the Blue Streaks began to run out of time, they took more risks to generate offense. Bowyer moved Gori to mid to facilitate passing. An Osceola goal was ruled offsides and called back at the 61-minute mark, but the Kowboys took a 2-0 lead seven minutes later. Alittle over a minute after that, the Kowboys put on a passing clinic in front of the shell-shocked Blue Streaks and buried the ball for the final 3-0 lead. Smith had to fend off several more shots in the closing minutes of the game while the Osceola keeper made a solid save on Cody Watsons free kick with three minutes to go. Ethan did a good job, Bowyer said. Osceolas a very skilled, disciplined team. We got beat a couple times in the defensive end and they tossed us. Its not likely that anything will console the Blue Streaks at this point, but Osceola coach Tom Bell made sure to give them plenty of kudos after the game. Sebrings got a great team, a crackerjack team, he said. They played us close all year. Theyre well coached. Theyve got a quality program. Id like to play that kind of quality team every time. The Blue Streaks will lose several senior starters, but should continue to field a solid team since plenty of varsity players will return and talented players from the junior varsity will move up. We had a heck of a se ason, Bowyer said. My thr ee [senior] captains, Elis ha Klatt, Cody Watson an d Derek Drummond, did a he ck of a job. Alot of guys stepped u p, but those three really led th is team. Im proud of all of them. They made my jo b much easier. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by KATE ROWLAN D Sebring senior Ernst Toussaint fends off an Osceola forward during the Blue Streaks second round loss to the Kowboys in the 5A Boys District Soccer Tournament at Liberty High School in Kissimmee Thursday. Streaks see soccer season end C larke re-tied it inside. But a Jackson three and t wo straight lay-ups ended t he period with the Kowboys e njoying a 24-4 tilt for a 443 7 lead. The lead would be pushed i nto double digits early in the f ourth before the Streaks got b ack on track. And though they would o utscore Osceola down the s tretch, the third-quarter m eltdown dug too deep a h ole to dig out of. We didnt not execute in t he second half, head coach P rinceton Harris said. Sixteen turnovers in the seco nd half compare to seven in t he first. I am going to drill t hem on that first half, versus t he second half and what we d id. And while the frustration o f letting this one get away was understandable, the positives were definitely seen as to what it means going forward. (Osceola) knew they were in a ball game, Harris said. If we play like this in districts, well be fine. They just have to play like that for 32 minutes, not 16. We just have to learn to settle down and not be impatient. Jackson would lead all scorers with 32 while Sebrings balanced attack saw Solebello with 15 and Clarke and Taylor with 12 apiece. Their season district schedule done, the Streaks close out the regular season with a visit from Frostproof Thursday before getting ready for the district tournament the following week at Ridge. Continued from 1B Third-quarter meltdown sets Streaks back SEBRING Junior Achievement of Highlands County will hold itsSecond Annual Valentines Run Your Heart Out Family 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Feb. 12. Presented by MIDFLORIDACredit Union, registration will be from 7-7:45 a.m. with the race at 8 a.m. Registration fees up to Friday, Feb. 4 are $15, for adult with long sleeve T-shirt, $20 for adult with long sleeve Dri-Fit T-shirt, $5 for student with T-shirt and $40 for a family, up to six, with T-shirts. After Friday, Feb. 4, fees go up $5 for adults and $10 for families. Awards will be presented for Overal, male and female, Masters, male and female, top three in each age group, elementary student, middle school student, best Valentines costume and best school spirit. All proceeds go to benefit the Junior Achievement programs in Highlands County. Register at www.jahighlands.org or you may send a check, payable to Juni or Achievement, to the Sebrin g Chamber, 227 US Hwy 2 7 N, Sebring, FL33870. For more information or any questions, contact Gr eg Harris at 385-8448, or greg@sebring.org or Sco tt Crutchfield at 402-5650, or scrutchfield@waypointsfina ncial.com. Junior Achievement Valentines Day 5K News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Decaris Jones drives for two in Fridays game with Osceola.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011Page 5B 24 HOUR ROAD SERVICE 1109 W. MAIN STREET AVON PARK452-2031 Complete Car Care Brakes Shocks Alignments Oil Service Tune-Ups Mon -Fri. 9am-4pm Closed Wed.863-385-3497130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 Your Ear Care StoreHelping Highlands County Hear Better For Over 40 Years 3310 Hwy 27 South Sebring, FL 33870863-402-2786For information about supporting your Chamber of Commerce on this page, contact us at: 863-385-6155Thank You to the following businesses for supporting the Avon Park and Sebring Chambers of Commerce. 601 W. Main St. Avon Park, Florida 33825 (863) 452-0101 Avon Park (863) 635--6426 Frostproof sales@managementexperts.com www.managementexperts.comCONSULTING ACCOUNTING TAXES PAYROLL Forrest H. Hilton, CPA, PACertified Public Accountant702 US 27 North Avon Park, FL 33825 Phone: (863) 452-2906 Fax: (863) 452-1147 E-Mail: hiltoncpa@embarqmail.com Warrens Auto SalesA Good Car At A Fair PriceSINCE 1977811 U.S. Hwy. 27 South Avon Park, FL(863) 452-2931 FAX (863) 453-7698E-mail: warrens@strato.net www.warrensautosales.com UPCOMINGEVENTSFebruary 1TravelogueAdventureFilmSerie s February 11-19 Highlands County Fair February 11Gallery & Downtown Walk February 12Saturday Night Cruise Car Show February 17Chamber Mixer February 196th Annual Tractor Drive February 19Highlands Hammock Music in the Park Concert Series February 2319th Annual Antique Tractor Show February 5Highlands Hometown Hoe-Down February 5Fly-in Breakfast! AP Airport February 12Avon Park Historical Society Annual Banquet February 19Florida Flywheelers 6th Annual Tractor Drive February 22AP Chamber Members Luncheon February 23-26Florida Flywheelers 19th Antique Engine & Tractor Swap Meet AVON PARK SEBRING Grow Your Business Advertise with the News-Sun! NEWS-SUN 385-6155 Special to the News-SunBRADENTON Take a look a round on Friday, Feb. 4 and you may s ee a seemingly unusual amount of peop le wearing red. But they arent wearing it for the u pcoming Valentines Day holiday; t heyre wearing it to raise awareness for t he number-one killer of women: heart d isease. On National Wear Red Day, A mericans will take womens health to h eart, dressing in the vibrant color to m ake women more aware of the dangers o f heart disease. Many people still perceive heart dise ase as a mens health issue, says Dr. B allard Smith, cardiologist at Bradenton C ardiology Center in Bradenton. However, it affects just as many w omen as men. In fact, heart disease takes the lives of nearly 500,000 women every year, more than all types of cancer combined. And though approximately one out of every four women has some form of heart disease, less than 15 percent of women identify this disease as the greatest health issue affecting them. This lack of awareness is quite frightening, says Smith. Its so important that women know about their risk of heart disease, ways to prevent it and how to care for themselves if diagnosed. There are nearly 8 million women in the United States who live with heart disease, a term that encompasses several different heart conditions, including coronary artery disease, heart valve disease and peripheral artery disease. However, many do not know it, as they are not diagnosed with heart disease until the condition worsens. This is why Smith encourages all women to pay attention to potential symptoms and be checked regularly by their doctor. The best way to prevent, or at least manage, heart disease is to listen to your body, says Smith. If you experience any symptoms of potential heart disease, visit your doctor and see him or her regularly to monitor your condition. Smith says that symptoms of heart disease include chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, irregular heartbeat, weakness and dizziness. However, because these can be symptoms of different heart conditions, says Smith, it is important to see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. National Wear Red Day set for Friday HEALTH

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK In their n ew show Gravity Attacks c oming to the South Florida C ommunity College Theatre f or the Performing Arts at 7 :30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, J on Wee and Owen Morse of t he Passing Zone invite the a udience to join them in their f ight against gravity. The five-time Guinness W orld Juggling Record holde rs will juggle such friendly o bjects as chainsaws, torche s, and knives with the greate st of ease. Even audience m embers will be getting in on t he act, as objects to be jugg led. The Passing Zone are l ike Penn and Teller (but c leaner), the Smother B rothers (but hipper), R ingling Brothers (minus the b earded lady), and Cirque du S oleil (but less French) all in o ne. They shot to fame when t hey became finalists on the h it NBC television program Americas Got Talent. T hey lost the million dollar p rize to an 11-year old but w on the affection of judge D avid Hasselhoff, who c laimed at their first performa nce to hate all jugglers, until h e let them throw knives a round him onstage and d eveloped an admiration. People often dont know what to expect with a juggling show, Wee said. Often it sounds like its a kids show, and some people wonder how they are going to watch you juggle for an hour and a half. Its really important to note that its a comedy show. It really is about the jokes and the laughs and the funny situations. Sure there is a lot of juggling thats what the show is built around but it really is a comedy show. The Los Angeles Times has called the show Classy, edgy, jaw-dropping, and hilarious. Comedy fans have struck gold here. The Passing Zone is one of the most successful and sought after comedy acts working today. Wee and Morse have been juggling together since 1990 when they appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. They are known just as much for their comedy skills, featured twice at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. The performance is sponsored by Highlands Independent Bank. Tickets range from $22 to $29 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011Page 7B Tickets on sale now at the box ofce 10 AM 2 PM, 382-2525 or online at www.highlandslittletheatre.org. Broadways heroes and villains in song featuring music from Damn Yankees, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors and more. Dinner will be sold at the Friday February 4 performance only, followed by a dedication of the newly constructed stage to Jim McCollum. Friday, February 4th(includes Dinner)$5000Saturday, February 5th2:30pm & 7:00pm Show (no Dinner)$1500 Courtesy photo With flaming torches and roaring chainsaws the Passing Zone performs at South Florida Community College on Wednesday. ARTS& LEISURE The Passing Zone comes to SFCC Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Registration and c lasses start Tuesday at the C ommunity Center for the C hildrens Academy of Arts & T heatre. Known locally as CAAT, class r egistration starts at 3 p.m., and c lasses run from 3:30-5:30 p.m. b eginning on Tuesday, and include a v ariety of creative learning programs f or kids K-12. This is an excellent chance for kids to have something to do after school, and gives them an opportunity to express themselves in various aspects of the arts, said Krista Flores, CAATdirector. Classes include theatrical movement/dance, creative writing, performing and visual arts, and according to Flores, there are still opening for students this year. Prices for the classes vary based on the program, but are affordable for some, and scholarships are available based on need. Children and teenagers in foster care and protective services, automatically receive full scholarships. One of our goals is to raise funds to sponsor children for these scholarships, which would make the program available to more young people, Flores said. CAATis an initiative of the Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County, and also receives funds from the Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency Main Street Program as well as other grants and donors. Youngsters from all over the county can be involved. Kids are always saying there is nothing to do in Highlands County, and parents are always looking for productive events in a safe and wholesome environment. This is safe, fun and teaches them skills that they can take into t he world and workforce, Flores said Those kids and teens that wish to stay out of the limelight can also fin d a spot in the behind the scene s type of work like stage managemen t, costuming, make-up, props and s et design. Call Flores at 212-0800 or vi sit the Web site at www.ccfhighlands.org for mo re information about classes. Childrens arts and theatre academy in AP opens registration Special to the News-SunSEBRING There will be an inaugural celebration from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Kenilworth Lodge for Heartland Cultural Alliances art and music gallery. The opening exhibit will present original art from Highlands County artists working in a variety of medium. The event is open to the public. Wine and snacks, free. At 8 p.m. The Golden Era Big Band will perform and the gallery dance floor opened. Drinks will be available for purchase. A cover charge of $5 per pe rson will apply after 8 p.m This is a fund raisin g event for the Heartlan d Cultural Alliance. The HCAgallery at t he Kenilworth Lodge will fe ature new local artists an d musicians every fir st Saturday of the month. For more informatio n contact Fred Leavitt at 40 28238, or e-mail info@hea rtlandculturalalliance.org. Heartland Cultural Alliance opens art and music gallery Courtesy pho to An inaugural celebration will be held Feb. 5 for the Heartland Cultural Alliances new art and music gallery.

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Page 8BNews-SunSunday, January 30, 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. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($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 womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. 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 Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP We have a couple of permanent residents in our backyard. We dont see them every day, but once in a while when were out gardening or playing, o ne of them will poke its h ead out to check things out. These friendly creatures c ome in the form of long, s leek, shiny black racers. T hey are aptly named b ecause these snakes move v ery fast. The southern black r acer (Coluber constrictor p riapus) is one of the nonv enomous snakes that are n ative to our area. Like so m any creatures in nature, t hey are quite interesting. Black racers grow to a bout 30 to 60 inches long. T he adults have skin that is r emarkably shiny and a ppears blackish in color. T heir bellies are gray or b luish-gray and they have w hite markings on their c hins and throats. The young s nakes are marked with dark g ray, red and brown blotche s. Once they reach a length o f 20 inches, they will acquire adult coloration. They hunt during the day, which is probably why we see them so often. They munch on rodents, birds, frogs, lizards, bugs and just about any critter that they can get a hold of. Even though these slithery creatures are classified as constrictors, they are more likely to crush or suffocate their prey than coil around it in an effort to quiet it. They generally hunt with their heads lifted off the ground, moving at a fast pace. These snakes are great swimmers and climbers. They will fight if cornered, but if given the chance, will quickly slither away from threats. Like so many other types of snakes, they may vibrate their tails in dry leaf litter to sound like a rattlesnake and scare away predators or humans. They generally inhabit wooded areas where cover is available, however, as with our backyard friends, they are commonly seen in yards and neighborhoods. Their enemies include birds of prey such as hawks and eagles and, of course, man. Unfortunately, many of these beautiful creatures are killed by humans either by accident or out of fear. While crossing the roads, many snakes are run over by vehicles. Even though these snakes are non-venomous, many folks just plain dont like snakes and kill them when they see them in their yards. Even though snakes have a bad rep, they do have their usefulness. They keep the rodent population down, which in turn keeps the disease rate lower. Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. Rodent-borne diseases are spread directly to humans through bite wounds, consuming food or water that is contaminated with rodent feces, coming in contact with surface water contaminated with rodent urine, or through breathing in germs that may be present in rodent urine or droppings that have been stirred into the air (a process known as aerosolization). Diseases from rodents are also spread indirectly to humans by way of ticks, mites and fleas that transmit the infection to humans after feeding on infected rodents. In some cases, the rodents are the reservoirs (carriers) of the diseases, while in other cases the ticks, mites, or fleas act as the disease reservoirs (www.cdc.gov/rodents/diseases/index.htm). They also eat many types of insects, which is a good thing for most of us, keeping some of the undesirable bugs out of our yards. They dont cause any harm to landscapes, plants or structures and dont eat their way through the walls in an effort to get in! They also indicate whether an ecosystem is healthy or not. As with the prehistoric dinosaurs, carnivores are attracted to areas with a strong population of herbivores. Herbivores inhabit areas where the plants are plentiful and healthy. If a natural environment is without the presence of carnivores especially top-of-the-food-chain carnivores like snakes the biodiversity of that area is generally not good. Out of the hundreds of varieties of snakes, only a handful of them are poison ous. In Florida, we have only five species, statewide that have venom. Usually, i f you see a snake it is more afraid of you than you are o f it. If left alone, the snake will most likely go away an d find a place to hide. Usuall y snakes wont bite people unless they are perceived a s a threat. More people are killed by being struck by lightning or bitten by an insect than by snake bites. The snakes that inhabit our backyard are welcome visitors. We know that they are keeping the mice and rats from the nearby vacant lots to a minimum. We also enjoy watching them as we go about our business. They have never tried to bite us and dont seem in the least bit aggressive. In fact, whe never we spot one of them, we get a little excited and call to each other to come over and take a look. These beautiful creatures give us a little more diversity in our backyard wilderness. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). Southern black racers enjoy some back yards News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo This black racer is an indication that the biodiversity of the area is good. The presence of carnivores especially top-ofthe-food-chain carnivores like snakes indicate that herbivores are present in the area as well.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer.Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howes Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer Kid C ity Childrens Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, prime-timers, and Bible s tudies in Spanish. Kid City Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Shabbat Services, 7 :30 p.m.; Saturday afternoon intro t o Hebrew, 12:30 p.m.; Saturday i ntro to Judaism, 2 p.m.; Saturday a fternoon Torah Study, 3:30 p.m.; H avdallah, 5 p.m. Jan. 7-8; Jan. 21; F eb. 4; Feb. 18-19; March 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. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Childrens Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8:15 and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10 and 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, 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 Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix 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 lifes journey, youre we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP CROSSWORDSOLUTION Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, t here are times in your life when things w ill be easy. This week you will discove r what it feels like to breeze through all t he things you wish to accomplish. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, y oure a lonely soul this week and thats b ecause you are choosing to isolate y ourself from others. Think about social e ngagements for next week. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Get up a nd try something that is completely o utside of your comfort zone, Gemini. Y ou will discover the rush of excitement t hat can ensue when you push yourself t o the limit. Cancer(June 22-July 22) You n eed a place to rest your head, Cancer. T hats because youve been working y ourself ragged for the last several days. I ts time for some much-needed R&R. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, as m uch as you may hate to admit it, you t ook someones advice and everything w orked out for the best. Even though y ou butt heads with this person, express g ratitude. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, if youre stuck in a rut its time to do something about it. Put all of your usual excuses aside and try something a bit different this time around. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, they say what doesnt kill you makes you stronger, and your resolve certainly will be put to the test this week when many obstacles lie ahead. With some help, youll survive. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Just when you thought you could relax, Scorpio, new responsibilities pop up that need your immediate attention. It could be time to delegate some of these tasks. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, it might take a little while for you to dig out from behind the pile of honey-do tasks on your list. However, once you do, it will be smooth sailing for at least a month. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, someone can use your help this week, but you wont know who it is until the week progresses. Just leave your calendar open for the next several days. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, there are busy times ahead, so rest up for the days of work on the horizon. You wont be tackling everything alone, but there will certainly be a lot to do. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, youre on the road this week, whether its a recreational trip or strictly business. Expect a few bumps along the way. Jan. 30 Christian Bale, actor, 37; Jan. 31 Kelly Lynch, actress, 52; Feb. 1 Lisa Marie Presley, singer, 43; Feb. 2 Shakira, singer, 34; Feb. 3 Morgan Fairchild, actress, 61; Feb. 4 Alice Cooper, singer, 63; Feb 5 Michael Sheen, actor, 42. Taurus is a lonely soul this week, but there are busy days ahead for Aquarius

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If you watched the State of the Union address recently, you may have noticed that President Obama, as he exited t he House of Representatives c hamber, signed programs of t he printed speech provided t o members of Congress. He e ven made a joke about selli ng his autograph on eBay t hat was picked up by a news m icrophone. While most of us dont h ave the recent State of the U nion address program, I k now from my appraisal e vents that many of you have o ther presidential collectibles f rom George Washingtons a dministration to the present. I always advise people to c ollect objects that chronicle a historic event as those o bjects will hold their value. S o, whats more historic than t he story of our nations presi dents? Some of the most common c ollectibles relating to the p residential history relate to G eorge and Martha W ashington. For example, I h ave appraised Washington p ortraits, Mount Vernon p lates, and other collectibles. F rom historic documents w ith Washingtons authentic ated autograph to plastic m ugs featuring his likeness, W ashington objects are of i nterest and most relate to the P residents courage in battle a nd vision for our young c ountry. Recently, I appraised a rare p air of dolls made by the E ffanbee company featuring George and Martha Washington in period costumes. The George doll is dressed in a tricorn hat and military garb typical of the 18th Century and the Martha doll wears a lace trimmed dress and pink overcoat. These collectible Washington dolls by Effanbee are worth $1,500. Dont just throw out those old dolls, particularly presidential or other celebrity style dolls, from the attic. You could be trashing some real cash. Presidents Jefferson, Lincoln and Jackson are arguably the most popular presidents when it comes to the 19th Century antiques and collectibles market. For instance, Lincoln and Johnson campaign buttons have sold for upwards of $5,000. Since the 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt interesting personality and love of hunting was highlighted by some of the worlds toy companies during his administration. In 1909, the Schoenhut Toy Company manufactured the Teddy Roosevelt African safari set featuring a group of moveable action figures. The set came with a printed landscape scene and action figures of President Teddy and wild animals from lions and tigers to giraffes and gorillas. Recently, this antique toy set sold for $44,000. Typically, presidential collectibles are a good investment as long as your piece is authentic and of historical value. That means those collectible Obama action figure dolls will probably not command big bucks. Yet, those State of the Union programs that President Obama signed in the House chamber on January 25, 2011, theyll be worth about $25 by the time we go back to the polls in November of 2012. Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and awardwinning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide and antiques themed cruises. As seen on NBCs The Tonight Show and Comedy Centrals The Daily Show, watch Dr. Lori on the national TV morning show, Daytime on NBC WFLA 8 at 10 AM. Visit DrLoriV.com, Facebook.com/DoctorLori, or call (888) 431-1010. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011www.newssun.com Newborns Children AdolescentsOFFICE HOURS: Rajeswari Sonni, M.D., F.A.A.P. Praveen Krishnadas, M.D., F.A.A.P. Anoop Palta, M.D., F.A.A.P. Vishakha Nakhate, M.D., F.A.A.P. David Kleczek, P.A.C. Amy Grimes, P.A.C. Mercy L. Seralde, M.D. Maria C. Perez, M.D. Maria B. Asis, M.D., F.A.A.P. Megan Neff, ARNPAvon Park Pediatrics,P.A. & Sebring Pediatrics,LLCWe accept most Major Insurance and Medicaid SEBRING382-0770AVON PARK453-7337 Specializing in the treatment of Allergies Asthma Attention Deficit Disorder Immunizations Check-ups Obesity Counseling SEBRING: MON. 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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Fiddler, violinist, and vocalist Stephanie Ann makes a return appearance to South Florida Community Colleges Matinee Series at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. Born and raised in Brandon, Ann began singing at an early age. She began playing the violin and got hooked on the classics playing Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. I would practice for hours on the violin playing all this classical music, and then Id turn the radio on and start jamming to Charlie Daniels, she said. She received a bachelors degree in classical violin and voice from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Md. Upon receiving a full-tuition scholarship from the University of North Texas, she earned a masters degree in violin and music education. I was fortunate to get a good solid musical education, she said. But I always knew that instead of playing for the New York Philharmonic or being an opera diva, I was going to write my own songs and sing and play in my own band. Ann has performed with such artists as Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Hamlisch, as well as touring all over the country and playing on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. with country music legend Bill Anderson. Singing an d playing with these artis ts gave her the incentive to take the Stephanie An n Show on the road, whi ch resulted in a budding pe rformance career. Her debut CD, titled A Little Fiddle Action, n ot only highlights her abili ty on the violin/fiddle, b ut makes it clear that she c an write a song just as well as she can sing. Her lyrics a re reflective and her melodi es make up a unique blend of pop, gospel, jazz, and cou ntry music. Besides receiving stan ding ovations for her ene rgetic and spontaneous pe rformances all over t he United States, Ann has pe rformed sold out shows in Europe and Canada whi le promoting her second C D entitled Here I Am f or which she wrote nine of 1 0 songs. The 2011 Matinee Seri es is sponsored by Je an Moyer, Dr. and Mr s. Placido M. Roquiz Jr., an d Drs. Abe and Carmeli ta Lim. The media sponsor f or the season is Heartland Su n Times. Tickets range from $ 11 to $16 and may be pu rchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.sout hflorida.edu. Tickets m ay also be purchased by ca lling the SFCC Box Office at (863) 784-7178 or by vis iting the SFCC Box Offi ce located in the front of t he SFCC Theatre for t he Performing Arts, 600 We st College Drive, Avon Par k, Monday-Friday, 11:3 0 a.m.-2:30 p.m. SFCC Matinee Series presents Stephanie Ann concert Feb. 1 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Dave Bennett Septet performs a tribute to Benny Goodman and other clarinet greats in a performance titled Clarinet Swing Kings during South Florida Community Colleges Jazz Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 in the SFCC University Center Auditorium. Dave Bennett is a jaw-dropping clarinet prodigy who brings to life the music of The King of Swing with incredible technique, expression and sensitivity. Vocals made famous by such Goodman singers as Peggy Lee and Helen Forrest are brought to life by jazz singer, Carol McCartney. The talented septet also includes bass, drums, piano, vibes, and acoustic guitar. The group has worked out harmonized riffs and ensemble parts, famous from the original Goodman recordings, and play Goodmans big hits and swing-era classics like Moonglow, Ive Got Rhythm, Body and Soul, Slipped Disc, Sing, Sing, Sing, and many others. The septet also pays tribute to other clarinet greats of the 1930s and s. It performs hits by Artie Shaw such as Nightmare and Begin The Beguine; Pete Fountains At the Mardi Gras, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Do You Know What it Means? (To Miss New Orleans), St. James Infirmary and You are My Sunshine; Jimmy Dorseys Perfidia and Fools Rush In; Woody Hermans Woodchoppers Ball; and Acker-Bilks Stranger on the Shore. The 2011 Jazz Series is sponsored by John and Evelyn Mills, Tom and Nancy Mitchell. The performance sponsors are Dr. P.J. Patel and an individual who wishes to remain anonymous. Tickets range from $24 to $27 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida. edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office located in the front of the Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Dave Bennet Septet gives tribute to clarinet greats Courtesy photo The Dave Bennett Septet performs a tribute to Benny Goodman and other clarinet greats in a performance titled Clarinet Swing Kings during South Florida Community Colleges Jazz Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 in the SFCC University Center Auditorium. High prices for presidential collectibles Art & Antiques Dr. Lori Courtesy photo Effanbee George and Martha Washington dolls worth $1,500. Publishers W eekly1. Shadowfever by K aren Marie Moning ( Delacorte Press) 2. Strategic Moves b y Stuart Woods ( Putnam Adult) 3. The Girl Who K icked the Hornets N est by Stieg Larsson ( Knopf) 4. The Inner Circle b y Brad Meltzer (Grand C entral Publishing) 5. The Sentry by R obert Crais (Putnam A dult) 6. Call Me Irrestible: A Novel by Susan E lizabeth Phillips ( William Morrow) 7. Dead or Alive by T om Clancy and Grant B lackwood (Putnam A dult) 8. The Help by K athryn Stockett ( Putnam/Amy Einhorn) 9. What the Night K nows: ANovel by D ean Koontz (Bantam) 10. Secrets to the G rave by Tami Hoag ( Dutton Adult) 11. Cross Fire by J ames Patterson ( Little, Brown) 12. Room: ANovel b y Emma Donoghue ( Little, Brown) 13. Three Seconds b y Anders Roslund and B orge Hellstrom (Silver O ak) 14. Freedom: A N ovel by Jonathan F ranzen (Farrar, Straus a nd Giroux) 15. The Outlaws: A P residential Agent N ovel by W.E.B. Griffin a nd William E. B utterworth (Putnam A dult) Best-Sellers Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870.MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant P resbyterian Church, 4500 S un N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. F or details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 6:30 p.m. at R osewood Center, 517 U.S. 2 7 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at S t. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. F or details, call 202-0647. Ambucs, a local charity that a ssists people with disabilities, m eets at noon every first M onday at R.J. Gators Sea G rill and Bar, Sebring. The m eeting is open to the public. F or details, call 386-4387. American Legion Placid P ost 25Lake Placid has shuff leboard at 1 p.m. Lounge h ours are 12-9 p.m. Legion a nd auxiliary boards meet at 6 p .m. General meeting at 7 p .m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Happy h our from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711 448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts a t 7:30 p.m. for members and g uests. For details, call 3850 234. Avon Park Lakes A ssociation has shuffleboard a t 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. T he clubhouse is at 2714 N autilus Drive in Avon Park. AvonPark Veterans Honor G uard meets first Monday at t he American Legion Post 69, A vonPark. For details, call 3 82-0315. Boy Scout Troop 482 m eets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., L ake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3 85-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6 :30 p.m. first and third M onday at the Dairy Queen in f ront of The Home Depot, S ebring. For details, call Ed R obson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home a nd Community Education m eets from 9-11 a.m. weekly o n Mondays at The AgriC enter. The group of sewers a nd crafters make items for r esidents of adult congregate l iving facilities. Call Penny B ucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ I ntermediate and Intermediate C logging class are held at 9 a .m. every Monday at R eflections on Silver Lake, A von Park. Call Julie for furt her information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners S quare Dance Club meets f rom 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first a nd third Monday at Sebring C ivic Center from December t hrough April. There will be a lternating mainstream and p lus dancing with rounds. C asual dress or square dance a ttire is acceptable. For more i nformation, call Sam Dunn at 3 82-6792 or e-mail him at s amdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children w ith special needs, which resumes in September. Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands County Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. at Charlies Restaurant, Commerce Street, Sebring. Highlands Stamp Club meets the first Monday. Talk and swap at St. Johns United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For details, call Bob Gleisner at 471-6526 or Budd Steinke at 382-9373. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 3:30-5:30 p.m. first Monday at Conference Room 2, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 402-0177. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for details. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branchmeets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Patriots Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month September through May at the Church of the Redeemer Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly across from Wells Motor Company, three-tenths of a mile north of the South Florida Community College stoplight. Call 471-2096. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jims house. For details, call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Women of the Moose has chapter meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has a joint officers meeting on the first Monday of each month at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. The Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday for chapter enrollment, refreshments and trivia pursuit. For details, call 6553920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Judy OBoyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444.SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, at 2-4 p.m. has country music played by Just Country. Donation $3 for single, and $5 for couple. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Inerstate chapter of A.B.A.T.E. meets the last Sunday of every month at The Blue Crab, 825 Ridgewood Dr., Sebring at 11 a.m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 1:30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 3855714. Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. Highlands County Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. at Charlies Restaurant, Commerce Street, Sebring. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to mem bers and qualified guests only Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christia n Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, nea r the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863 ) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. a t Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 127 p.m. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Historical Societ y open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Mondays at Sebring Library. For details, call Gabri el Read, 453-2859 or Barbara Stringer, 453-6661, Ext. 305. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship ha ll at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. Ca ll Judy OBoyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign War Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details call 699-5444. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011Page 11B Established 19311600 US 27 South Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, 385-0125 111 E. Circle St. Avon Park, 453-3101 Chris T.Nelson Craig M. Nelson Darin S. MacNeil W .W LUMBER CO. 465-3331Hwy. 27 S. Lake PlacidWere More Than Just Lumber COMPLETE Building SuppliesPlease support the above businesses. They have made this page possible. Inspirational Thoughtsby Patricia Valentine THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502 Residential Commercial Mobile HomesSmall Enough to Know You Large Enough to Serve You500 South Lake Avenue 382-8300 453-3019 THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502St.Luke 5:5-6,And Simon answering said unto him, Master,we have toiled all the night,and have taken nothing:nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done,they inclosed a great multitude of fishes:and their net brake.In the above scriptures,Peter chose to obey Jesus and as a result he experienced a stunning display of divine power.In our obedience to God and His word it may sometime require doing some things that appear to be unreasonable.Our obedience to God should never be based on whether something seems fitting to our way of thinking.That is not to say God always bypasses common sense,but oftentimes what He requires of us may not appear reasonable or match our preconceived ideas. Disobedience will cause us to miss out on what God has in stored for us.Nothing pleases a parent more than to have their children walking in obedience.God is even more pleased when His children are walking in obedience.Be Blessed! Attend the Church of Your Choice! 2521US27N. 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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 4 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, great northern beans, diced pears, dried blueberries, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, carrots and dip, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, cocoa clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, broccoli, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Sun Chips, fresh apple slices, chocolate chip cookie, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadsticks, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, great northern beans, diced pears, dried blueberries, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, PBJ sandwich meal, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Cinnamon Toast Crisp, string cheese, pear fruit cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, peach cup. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, rosy applesauce, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, peach cup, chocolate milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup. Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, orange glazed carrots, tossed salad, cocoa clodhoppers, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, grape juice, white milk, strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice. Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice, chocolate milk, breakfast frittata, grape juice. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, peach cup, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberr y milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, rosy applesauce, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, orange glazed carrots, cocoa clodhoppers, fresh apple slices, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburger, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, peach cup, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011www.newssun.com Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. Medicare and almost all insurance acceptedFirst, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. SCHOOLMENUS Follow the News-Sun online at www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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Have you ever received unexpected news that bowls you over? First shock waves electrify your body. Y our mind gets numbunbel ieving.You slowly lower y ourself into a chair trying to d igest the news. Tears flow as frustration, h urt and anger build.Lets f ace it, when this happens w ere a mess!The temptat ion is to react with the same s uffocating emotions. Thats not to say that anger i s always wrong or that we s hould never feel the emot ions described.Certainly, w e are wired with the emot ional fittings that trigger s uch reactions.They are h ealthy and help us sort t hrough the things we simply cannot understand. But if these emotions are allowed to simmer and come to a boil, thats when we are in danger of irrational thinking and depression.There is a way to prevent this from happening. Not too long ago, we were faced with this deluge of emotions. The natural thing was to try and figure it all out by ourselves.Some venting occurred and helped us work through the process of acceptance. However, when after a few days we sensed we couldnt let go, we had to search Gods Word and listen for his voice in the matter. Through Scripture and the help of a book on hearing Gods voice, my husband, Ken, and I realized that God wasnt offering specific answers to the overall problem and questions that had us tied in knots. Rather, he asked how we were going to respond to news we didnt understand or like; and, that had us wondering about his will in all of it. We soon discovered that for us, the heart of the matter was not so much the problem we were facing. Rather, would we respond in faith?Would we believe that God is in control and though we were surprised, he was not?Would we believe and hope in the God who promised in Hebrews 13:5, NKJV, I will never leave you nor forsake you? It was time to allow the Holy Spirit to really minister to our spirits, to open our hearts, ears and minds to what he would be teaching us.Within moments, by his grace, he gave the immediate answer to our cries for help. Trust, hope and expectancy in God. Rest of spirit, emotions and mind descended over us and we could affirm verse 6, So we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper, I will not fear.What can man do to me? We will let the Lord unravel the rest.Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent and an award-winning writer. DearAbby: One of my sisters-in-law has a recipe for pancakes and puts in a secret ingredient. She got the recipe from a relative who asked that the mystery never be revealed. Well, the relative died recently, and Id like to know what the ingredient is because those pancakes are out of this world! Would my sister-in-law be betraying his request by sharing the secret? She says she made a promise and is going to keep it. What do you think? Craving the Cakes in Florida DearCraving: Obviously, you have raised this subject with your sister-in-law and she refused to share the complete recipe. From that, I can only conclude that she plans to take her knowledge of the secret ingredient to her grave with her. What do I think? I think shes acting selfishly because good food is meant to be enjoyed by as many people as possible. P.S. If you really want to know what that secret ingredient is, youll have to smuggle one of her pancakes out and have it analyzed by a laboratory. DearAbby: I have a friend, Dina, whom I have known since we were in kindergarten. (We are in our early teens now.) Her mom was in jail when she was a very young girl because of drugs, and she abandoned Dina. Because of this, my mother wont allow me to go to her house or let her come to our house. Whenever Dina asks if we can hang out, I have to make up some excuse. She says, Youre always busy. I know it hurts her feelings when she hears I go to other friendshouses. I know I need to respect my mothers wishes, but maybe we can make an agreement. Can you help me? Dilemma With Dina in Southern California DearDilemma: Ill try, but there are no guarantees that what I say will change your mothers mind. Blaming Dina for her mothers mistakes is unfair to the girl. If your mother doesnt want you going to her house because she is afraid there might be bad influences her concerns may be valid. However, for her to come to your home and see what a functional family is like and learn the values you are being taught would benefit her greatly. And it would be no threat to you. And thats why I hope your mother wi ll find it in her heart to relent DearAbby: I have an awesome relationship with Jack. Hes very attractive polite, has a good job and i s, basically, what I am lookin g for in a future husband. My problem? Jack left hi s longtime girlfriend for me. So how do I know he isnt going to do the same thing to me? He swears he would never do it, but what if he was telling her the same thing? Dazed And Confuse d, Missoula., Mon t. DearDazed: How old ar e you two? If youre teenagers, then Jack may still have acres of wild oats to sow, and what happened to his former girlfriend cou ld happen to you. However, if you are olde r and mature, then surely you realize that men who are happy and satisfied in their relationships do not usually leave their girlfriends for someone. They leave because something they fee l is important is missing. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $12 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Cookbooklet Set, P.O. 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Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 01/22 Thursday 02/03 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee COMING SOONFeb 11JUST GO WITH IT DIVERSIONS HOWTOREADTHEPERSONALADSBy MELROSEN ACROSS 1 Like electric basses 6 Choristers cover 10 One of the Wayans brothers 15 Story morals, e.g. 19 Rouen room 20 Airline since 1948 21 Chevy model 22 Another, in vila 23 Free spirit means ... 27 Without delay 28 Outback runner 29 Have something 30 Sarges boss 31 Enjoys long conversations means ... 39 Spohrs Opus 31 and others 40 Flying Clouds, e.g. 41 Came to the rescue 42 Fractions of a joule 43 They dont skip 48Downs 44 Otello composer 46 They may be dirt: Abbr. 49 Likes home cooking means ... 55 Solfeggio syllables 58 Syr. and Eg., once 59 Wassup, formally 60 Big name in vacuums 61 Word of exhortation 62 E-mail button 64 Calls partner 66 Writable storage media, briefly 67 Adventurous means ... 74 Daughter of Phoebe 75 Seaside cottage asset 76 Describe in detail 77 Canon camera named for a goddess 78 Alley oops 80 Common people 83 Rented 84 Must-take coll. course 85 Enjoys the beach means ... 91 Slapstick prop 92 Cuts, say 93 Big cut 94 Terrier of film 98 Ring for breakfast 100 Brewery oven 101 Sans contractual buyers 103 Likes to cuddle means ... 108 Pesto or aioli 109 Ending for ranch 110 British ref. 111 Compass dir. 112 Takes long walks means ... 120 Env. stuffer 121 History of the World: __: Brooks film 122 La __ Breve: de Falla opera 123 Tropical palm 124 Handy abbr. 125 Liqueur herb 126 Struck (out) 127 Small songbirds DOWN 1 Just plain silly 2 Stink 3 Digging up some dirt 4 2002 British Open champ 5 Windup toy device 6 Excite 7 Opry adjective 8 Piano or roll follower 9 Bridge guru Culbertson 10 Impassive 11 Aqu se __ espaol 12 Some sushi tuna 13 Distressed state 14 Ariz. neighbor 15 Doughnut-shaped 16 Playwright Fugard 17 Chalices cousin 18 Smooth Operator singer 24 Paramedics, briefly 25 Rogers Centre team, familiarly 26 North Sea feeder 32 Lucies dad 33 Buck suffix 34 Guh-ross! 35 Six-Day War figure Dayan 36 Milhouses pal 37 Venice Film Festival site 38 Warhol superstar Sedgwick 43 SNL producer Michaels 44 Restaurant worker whos rarely in the restaurant 45 Historic period 46 Looking for Mr. Goodbar author 47 One may be an item 48 Stop: Abbr. 50 La Bohme waltzer 51 Exercise portmanteau 52 Jostled 53 Enlarge, in a way 54 Rookie 55 Calendar col. 56 That feels go-o-ood 57 Lets evoker 63 Research assoc.? 65 Kenans TV pal 66 Tailed orbiter 68 Ore source 69 Bug like a pup 70 Doesnt hold back 71 Zip 72 Cedar Rapids college 73 Litigators letters 78 Just a taste 79 Luau dish 81 Had, in the Bible 82 Hidden supply 86 Big opening? 87 River of central Germany 88 Arcade foul 89 Cmo __? 90 Hardly thoughtful 95 The Faerie Queene poet 96 New Jersey town near the George Washington Bridge 97 Substituted for 98 Key Largo co-star 99 Me-tooer 100 __ about 101 Till bills 102 I wont sign 103 Is forbidden to, quaintly 104 New Mexico state flower 105 Bumps into 106 Banks called Mr. Cub 107 Such a pity 108 Right-hook man in Peter Pan? 113 Mud bath venue 114 Block 115 __ tu: 44-Across aria 116 Apple pioneer? 117 Thumbnails, nowadays 118 Poetic praise 119 Mlaga Mrs. Solution on page 9B Sister-in-law refuses to spill the beans of recipes secret Dear Abby Should I react or respond? Just let God show you the way Pause And Consider Jan Merop Q: Our first child, a 10-month-old b oy, bangs his head on the headboard o f his crib when we put him to bed. He d oesnt cry or exhibit any distress, but h e pushes himself to his hands and k nees and then begins rocking forward a nd backward, banging his head in the p rocess. Im very worried, although in a ll other respects, he acts normally. Is t his something I should tell his doctor a bout? Can it be stopped, and if so, h ow? A: Im not the least bit concerned a bout your son, but I think you may h ave come down with a moderate case o f First-Time Parent OverI nterpretation of Anything That Seems E ven Slightly Off the Norm S yndrome. Unless dealt with successf ully in its early stages, this syndrome c an and will worsen over time and ultim ately dooms parenthood to 18 or m ore years of anguish over one i nsignificant thing after another. Indeed, head-banging is associated w ith certain profound forms of mental a nd emotional disability, but otherwise h appy, healthy infants have been k nown to gently bang their heads as a means of relaxation. What your son is doing to put himself to sleep is a form of whats called nonpathological headbanging. Consider it the physical equivalent of counting sheep. He gets up on his hands and knees facing the crib headboard, begins rocking rhythmically back-and-forth, gently banging his head in the process, and in short order, hes fast asleep. He should certainly be allowed to keep on rockin in the free world. As for you, I prescribe a week-long Caribbean vacation. Q: When I give my 5-year-old daughter an instruction of some sort or other, she does what I tell her to do, but not without some amount of lip. Shell mutter under her breath (but I can usually hear what shes saying) things like stupid, or shell tell me Im mean and then stomp off and do whatever it is I told her to do, usually a chore. Should I punish her for these outbursts? If so, how? A: Exasperated outbursts of this sort fall into two categories: there are those that accompany belligerent and defiant disobedience, and there are those that dont. Your daughters outbursts definitely fall into the second, more rare, category. She vents, but she obeys. Arent you the fortunate one? My standard recommendation concerning this second category borrows from one of Great-Grandmas Parenting Aphorisms: leave well enough alone. The important thing is that your daughter obeys. Yes, her venting is a tad disrespectful, but if you make that an issue, you could quickly find yourself in a power struggle with a child who is becoming both more disrespectful and increasingly defiant. You dont want to push this downhill, so take Great-Grannys advice: ignore your daughters outbursts. My prediction is that if you pay them no mind, they will gradually fade away. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents questions on his website at www.rosemond.com. Dont worry about things that dont matter Living With Children John Rosemond The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, January 30, 2011 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesOverwhelmed Tends to be in financial survival mode. Hashighcreditcarddebtandmeagerassets.Feels unprepared for retirement. The overwhelmed personality is unsure when or if theyll be able to retire. And when they do, they expect to significantly reduce their living expenses and possibly to continue working. What to do: Get control of spending. Keep track of your spending during the next month everything from rent or mortgage to your morning coffee at the caf down the street. Looking at those expenses will show you how extra spending begins to add up. A $5 lunch every weekday can cost you nearly $1,300 over the course of a year. That $1,300 could help you get closer to your financial goals if you stop spending it. You can find helpful expense tracking and spending worksheets at www.smartaboutmoney.org.Reduce debt. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling recommends paying at least double the minimum required credit card payment. High interest rates and only paying the minimum due will cause you to pay more in interest and extend the term of your debt. For example, if you have a credit card balance of $3,000, with a 17 percent APR, it will take you 126 months to pay it off, and you will pay $2,241 in interest charges alone. Calculate the true cost of paying just the minimum at www.creditcard.com. Strategize savings and investment. The National Endowment for Financial Education recommends saving money in three categories money for an emergency fund, money for short-term purchases, and money for long-term goals, such as retirement. Emergency fund and short-term spending money should be kept in a savings or money market account that is easily accessible. Long-term funds can be invested in mutual funds, stocks or bonds. Paying yourself first putting money aside before you spend any is one of the best ways to start a strong retirement planning program. Resilient Still working. Moderate income, moderate assets. Concerned about outliving income. The resilient personality tends to be in their late 50s and is worried that the U.S. is entering a major economic depression. They know they need to invest for retirement, but might not have time to save enough. What to do: Reduce spending. Here again, examining your spending habits can pay off. Look at what youre spending, particularly on bigger ticket items. Having that money automatically deducted from your paycheck and put into a retirement, savings or investment account now will help you build your nest egg for the future. The American Institute of CPAs has a Benefits of Spending Less Calculator that shows you how much your budget reductions could be worth (www.360financialliteracy.org). Delay Social Security benefits. If you start receiving benefits before your full retirement age, your benefits will be reduced. For example, according to the Social Security Administration, if you choose to retire at age 62, it could result in a reduction as much as 30 percent. Youll get your largest benefits at age 70. Calculate your benefits at www.ssa.gov. Invest now. Are you contributing as much as you can to your 401(k) at work? Do you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)? If you are 50 or older before 2011, you can contribute up to $6,000 to your IRA account each year. Consulting with a financial planner is a good way to navigate your options and figure out a solid investment strategy. Get tips on choosing a financial planner from the Financial Planning Association at www.fpaforfinancialplanning.org. Understandingitcouldhelpyourretirementnestegggro w Retirement ResourcesRetirement Nest Egg Calculator www.aarp.org Guidebook to Help Late Savers Prepare for Retirement National Endowment for Financial Education www.smartaboutmoney.org Saving on a Tight Budget www.americasaves.orgAdvice on Getting Out of Debt National Foundation for Credit Counseling www.debtadvice.orgFAMILYFEATURES M ore than 90 percent of people aged 44 to 75 feel the United States is facing a retirement crisis, yet most have a limited understanding of how m uch money theyll need and fear theyll o utlive their income, according to a 2010 s urvey from Allianz Life Insurance Company o f North America (Allianz Life). The study, Reclaiming the Future: C hallenging Retirement Income Percept ions, found that although 61 percent of t hese people fear outliving their money in r etirement more than death, nearly one third ( 31 percent) say they are not too clear about w hat their expenses will be in retirement, a nd 36 percent have no idea if their income w ill last. These results are troubling not only b ecause people are fearful about retirement i ncome, but also because of how little they k now about how much money theyll need, s aid Gary C. Bhojwani, president and CEO o f Allianz Life. We hope that this study will s hed some light on the issue and inspire A mericans to take control of their retirement p lanning today. Y ourFinancialPersonality N early half (47.2 percent) of baby boomers a ged 56 to 62 could be at risk of not having s ufficient retirement income to pay for basic r etirement expenditures as well as uninsured h ealth care costs, according to the Employee B enefit Research Institute. Understanding your financial personality c an help you take the appropriate steps to s tart building a better financial future. Distracted Has the highest income, but net worth has dropped. Has cut back spending, but not changed retire ment or investment strategies. Does not have a plan for growing savings. This group is the youngest (40s to 50s), generall y counts on receiving full Social Security benefits and is relying on 401(k)s more than any other group. While they are worried that their savings wont be adequate for the future, they are conten t to live for today. What to do: Evaluate yourretirement plans. Do you have realistic expectations for your retirement lifestyle? Its time to get a better handle on how much youll really need to retire, especially if you dont take inflation int o account. Use the Ball Park Estimate at www.choosetosave.org to see if your plans fit your budget, or if you need to adjust your plans. Reexamine investments. Give your 401(k) a checkup. Is it growing enough? The site www.morningstar.com track s mutual fund growth and can show you how well yours are performing. Look at all your investments and make sure they are growing. If not, it may be time for a change. Make changes to secure retirement income. Living longer than expected, unforeseen healt h problems, job loss, more market downturns, and inflation can all drain away retirement funds before you know it. Protecting your assets and guarding against outliving them needs to be a priority. In our study, said Bhojwani, the majority of respondents said that the safety of their money matters morenow than it did a few years ago. The attributes people are looking for now in investments are the ability to create a stable, predictable standard of living, and the ability t o provide a guaranteed income stream for life one that wont lose value. Without realizing it, they described an annuity-like solution. An annuity is a contract between you and a n insurance company. In exchange for your purchase payment, the insurance company provides you income, either immediately or some time in the future. To find out more about annuities and whether they are a good fit for you, visit www.allianzlife.com. Whatever your age, whatever your financial personality, its time to give your retirement plans a checkup and take action to secure the nest egg youve worked so hard for.



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What's your financial personality?PAGE14BRed Devils winPAGE1BMilitary Ball plans under wayPAGE9ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, January 30, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 13 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 75 46Complete Forecast PAGE 10A Partly sunny and pleasant Forecast Question: Should the county be funding public housing? Next question: Have the high gas prices changed your lifestyle? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Nola Deneen Age 87 Ardis Hoover Age 90, of Avon Park Heinrich Klein Age 72, of Sebring Sharon Leonard Age 63, of Avon Park Christopher Logston Age 31, of Madisonville, Ky. GiaBella Morris Age 7 months, of Sebring Ula Potlin Age 102, of Sebring Kathryn Taylor Age 95, of Sebring Ruth Wood Age 81, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 23% No 77% 099099401007 Total votes: 91 Arts & Leisure7B Classifieds11A Community Briefs5A Community Calendar11B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Military News9A Movie Times13B School Menus12B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Surrounded by friends and family, Dorry Christy (center) accepts a plaque and a customized team jersey Friday during Ed Christy Day at South Florida Community College in Avon Park. Dorry's husband, Ed Christy, passed away several months ago after a long battle with kidney cancer. See more photos, page 3A. Opening day is Ed Christy Day By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Robert Brown, president of the Lake Placid Merchant's Association, sat for an interview with the News-Sun on Friday to talk about the local preference ordinance currently before the town council. "What we're looking to do with the ordinance," Brown said, "is to find a way to keep dollars local. "Dollars used locally turn over several times before leaving the community. That helps to build a local foundation." Brown emphasized businesses are not looking for a hand-out, but a way to compete. The association, he added, is working for all greater Lake Placid businesses, not just its members. Brown said the association understands the town government has a responsibility to save tax dollars. "If there is no local business (that can provide the needed product or service), we can't be upset," he said. "But we want to be able to add to our inventories or sales products so we can compete. It's about a community working together. "Just about the total ordinance is focused on contracts over $5,000, which requires a bidding process," said Brown, but just as much value, or more, would be the town developing a policy of buying locally for every day items under $5,000." Brown is very optimistic, both about the ordinance and the future in general. "Lake Placid has a sense of pride and commitment that I believe shows," he News-Sun staffSEBRING City counc il will be holding a first publ ic reading regarding its revis ed proposed fence ordinan ce Tuesday night during its re gular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall. The proposed ordinan ce has drawn considerab le opposition from the public especially regarding restri ctions on the use of chain lin k fencing, and barrier heights Response was so passio nate the council agreed to sta rt over, returning the propos ed ordinance, which had alread y passed a 1st reading, back to the city attorney to rewrite. Should the rewritten ord inance pass Tuesday nigh t, there will be a second hea ring and vote before it tak es effect. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Celebrating the 95th year of the Chamber of Commerce more than 270 people were ready for a good party, and they got one. Gathering at the renovated and renamed Island View Restaurant in Sun 'N Lake, the mood was buoyant, the evening filled with laughter. For example, Sebring Mayor George Hensley, armed with boxing gloves Florida Hospital Heartland Division used to decorate its table, took on Highlands Independent Bank president John Shoop. Shoop again added to the fun when he emptied a can of silly string on chamber president and CEO Greg Harris. The string was a "what were you thinking" gift from the News-Sun to Harris who naively gave it to Shoop for safe keeping. Adding to the light-hearted atmosphere was the news that the chamber, which for several years has struggled through a scandal involving a past president and the threat of bankruptcy, has turned a corner and stabilized, regaining its energy and direction. The chamber, said incoming board chairman Nicholas Schommer, "has risen like a Phoenix. In 2009 it seemed we might be out of business, but because of the hard work by members, who without recognition kept us afloat, the chamber has arisen and is shining." Craig Johnson, out-going chairman of the board of directors, was honored for his leadership over the past year, and Schommer took over that leadership role. Several individuals were recognized for their contribution to the chamber in Fence ordinance to have second 1st hearing Chamber recognizes MidFlorida at banquet See CHAMBER page 7A Lake Placid Merchant's Association upbeat about the town Brown See MERCHANTS page 3A News-Sun photo by ROBYN BAKALU S Whitney Arpasi (from left), Michelle Cathey and Taylor Carson do pilates Saturday at Circle Park for the first meeting of Pilates in the Park in Sebring. Pilates in the Park is free to the public on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. For more information call Casey Wohl at 224-6326. Pilates in the Park By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Fire figh ters, police, and local dign itaries could be seen all ov er Avon Park Middle School o n Friday morning, but not f or the reason most would thin k. It was for a positive reaso n. The guests were all a part of the Florida Department of Education's Celebra te Literacy Week. 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Please remind folks w hat the small lever on t he left side of the steeri ng wheel is for, this i ncludes county employe es! This comment is about E lliott Spitzer, the former g overnor of New York w ho shamed his wife a nd children for the w hole world to see when h e was fooling around w ith prostitutes and lost h is job as governor, now I was shocked to see C NN has hired him for h is own program. I could n ot believe it. What kind o f example does that s how our young people w hen a man is so i mmoral and ruins his o wn family, he can get o n public television and n o one says anything a bout it. It's disgraceful, I think. Read a letter to the e ditor from a teacher of 2 5 years she says that s pews such venom I've n ever heard or read a bout the Tea Bag g roup. I was surprised s he gave her name, M illie Grime. I certainly h ope she is not still t eaching and scaring her s tudents with lies about t heir future. I wonder w hat damage she has d one in the last 25 years to her students. This woman is miserable. Today they just said Chevrolet Volt is going to be sold at $40,000. It is an electric car and gasoline car combined. I would like to know how many people are going to buy that thing. We sure wouldn't. If we spend $40,000 for a car, we are going to buy a Lincoln, like we already have, or a Cadillac. Anybody would be nuts to buy that little dinky car for $40,000. Elections were held more than a month ago yet there are signs out for Nix on 5 and 6. I wish the committee that was in charge of getting people to vote against these issues would come out and get their signs. This is littering if they are not picked up. 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Just keep it clean and legal. 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 Thursday, Jan. 27: Cynthia Denise Anderson, 36, of Avon Park, was charged with cruelty toward a child. Blanca Iris Colon, 49, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Delia Iris Colon, 69, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Sophia Latrice Cooper, 21, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference petit theft and resisting a merchant. John William Cronin, 48, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery. Jamie Michael Deal, 35, of Valdese, N.C., was charged with possession of marijuana and possession and or use of drug equipment. Julia Ann Drayton, 52, of Lake Placid, was charged with failure to appear reference knowingly driving with license suspended or revoked. Charles Quatez Ishmael, 25, of Orlando, was charged with two counts of withholding support of children or spouse. Brandi Candace Jimenez, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of a controlled substance, and withholding support of children or spouse. Alejandro Jonathan Labrador, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference dealing in stolen property and fleeing to elude. Destiny Delynn Perez Perado, 18, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Jerry Lynn Perry, 46, of Avon Park, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference non-payment of child support. Elizabeth Ann Sisson, 18, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Roger Antwaine Swinton, 28, of Sebring, was charged with fraud-impersonate/false identification given to law enforcement officer. Miguel Angel Torres, 34, of Sebring, was charged with lewd lascivious behavior. John Alfred Wilkerson, 31, of Kissimmee, was charged with withholding support of children or spouse. Special to the News-SunThe AARPTax-Aide Program, a free nationwide tax preparation service focusing on low to middle income level persons with special emphasis on those 60 or over, will begin at three Highlands County locations this week. Membership in AARPis not required to take advantage of this service. Taxpayers of any age are welcome to take advantage of this free service. Appointments are not required, and taxpayers are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not call the church with tax questions. The church staff is not trained in tax matters and they will not be able to assist you. Those who have tax-related questions should come to one of the listed sites and speak directly to one of the IRS certified Tax Aide counselors. The location, days and times of operation are as follows: In Avon Park, it will be from noon until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 100 North Lake Ave. In Lake Placid, it will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays starting Tuesday at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road. In Sebring, it will be from 9 a.m until 3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesda ys starting on Wednesday at Faith Luther an Church, 2740 Lakeview Drive. All locations are handicapped access ible. When visiting one of the AARPt ax preparation sites, please bring your pho to ID, the Social Security cards for all pe rsons listed on the return and a copy of last year's tax return. For more information, call Marc ia Kissane, district coordinator for AAR P Tax-Aide in Highlands County at 46 54966. AARP Tax Aide program starts this week Taste of Sebring is today at Ag CenterSEBRING The H umane Society of H ighlands County, a no kill f acility, will benefit today w hen 35 restaurants join t ogether for a Taste of S ebring at the Bert J. Harris J r. Agriculture Center. F abulous food, friends and e ntertainment are on the a genda from 4-7 p.m. today, a nd all to help a great cause. Tickets for the all-youc an-eat event are $25.Blood mobile makes a stop in Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The F lorida Blood Centers blood m obile will be be at First B aptist Church of Lake P lacid from 9 a.m. until 1 2:30 p.m. today. Free m ovie tickets will be given t o all donors. One donation will save the l ives of three local people. There is no upper age limit to donate blood and most conditions such as diabetes are OK. Call 382-4499 with questions.CPR class set for Feb. 2 in Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The next American Heart Association CPR class, sponsored by the Lake Placid Police Department, will be on Wednesday. The class starts at 5:30 p.m. Five students have enrolled already and there is room for more. Further details can be found on the department's Web site at www.lppd.com, or by registering at the police department. Tickets available for lasagna dinnerSEBRING Tanglewood residents are reminded that Monday morning is their last chance to buy tickets for Wednesday's Lasagna Dinner. The dinner is sponsored by Heartland National Bank. Tickets are $10.All proceeds go to the Tanglewood Residents' Cancer benefit. In addition to a great meal, attendees are in for a real treat when Shannon Marrero (Heartland Idol 2010 Champion), Lindsey Sears(Heartland Idol 2010 Runner Up) and Bob Leonardo(Heartland Senior Idol Champ) perform following dinner.Writers group to meet at new locationSEBRING The Florida Writer's Association group, Sebring Scribbler's and Scribes, will begin to hold meetings at the Sebring Beef O'Brady's, 2940 U.S. 27, behind McDonald's. The group will meet the first Wednesday of each month COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Four Avon Park Middle School students have recently been awarded the Take Stock in Children Scholarship. Seventh-graders Anfernee Munnings, Eileen Islas, Genesis Castillo and Odalyz Guzman were informed last week of their big accomplishments. Marilyn Schnell is the recently appointed Student Advocate for the scholarship program and is excited to start her career with these delightful group of students. "These kids are so great and they are very deserving of these scholarships," Schnell said. The scholarship is determined by grade point average, behavior, attendance and FCATscores. The merit is probably the most important aspect according to Schnell, who stated that each of the four kids were "excellent students". Each of the students will receive two years tuition at a Florida community college and two years tuition at a Florida college or university of their choice. Not only will each student be getting a great education they will also be provided with a huge stepping stone as they enter into college and even before. "They each get a mentor. The mentor will be with them throughout their last year at middle school, throughout high school and all the way until they enter their first year of college," explained Schnell. The mentors and students will meet weekly throughout the academic year to make sure the students are transition, grow and stay on the right track through the years. "It's a very great scholarship program," Schnell said. "The students will continue to do excellent and grow academically and personally." Principal Katina Kramer and guidance counselor Hazel Scriven are both extremely proud of the four students, as they should be. The seventh-graders already have an idea of what they want to study when they enter college. "I want to be a neurol ogist," Castillo said. "Aped iatric doctor," said Islas. The only boy of the grou p, Munnings, is already a prom ising athlete and wishes to work in the athletic field in the future. "I'm thinkin g about being a sports mana ger," he said. As for Guzman, she pla ns to be an educator, somethin g the world can never g et enough of. "I want to be a special needs teacher ," Guzman said. Scholarships awarded to AP middle school students News Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLA R Four seventh-graders each are recipients of the Take Stock in Children Scholarship. From left are Avon park Middle School Principal Katina Kramer, Genesis Castillo, Eileen Islas, APMS guidance counselor Hazel Scriven, Afernee Munnings, Odalyz Guzman and TSIC Student Advocate Marilyn Schnell. The students are awarded four years tuition to a Florida community college and four-year college or university. SEBRING Public works director Rob Miller warned the public Friday that because of recent storms and the resulting run-off into Lake Jackson all four city beaches Veteran's Beach, City Pier Beach, Hidden Beach and Crescent Beach will be closed to swimmers. Miller said the Highlands County Health Department has recorded high bacteria levels. "The beaches will be re-tested in February to see when we can reopen them," Miller said. CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Sebring beaches closed for swimming until further notice The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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said. "Lake Placid is still the type of town everybody wants to live in where people know each other and you walk from business to business, or mural to mural visiting shops." He acknowledged the ordinance, in order to be fair, has to be complicated. "We understand it may take time. We respect the time and efforts the town council is taking to make sure we get this right. We want an ordinance that will stay on the books a very long time, regardless of how much the town grows. I applaud the council for understanding that." Brown said the merchants association is made up of 50 members from greater Lake Placid. The organization has grown slowly, he said, but steadily, focused more on action than pomp and circumstance. The merchants association, Brown said, is dynamic and hands on. For example, it organizes the fall festival and Easter egg hunt every year. In February, with the association's leadership, the Red Hats of Central Florida will come to Lake Placid to visit the town for fun and games. The group also keeps an eye on local issues and stays current with financial news, helping its members stay ahead of the curve. It also organizes special events. For example, it recently put on a shredding event Don't regret it; Shred it. "Two members paid for a shredder truck so businesses could bring out-of-date paperwork and dispose of it properly. In four hours we shredded 10,000 pounds of paper," Brown said, an d then laughed. "As a matt er of fact, we broke the truc k, and the plastic wasn't o ff the seats yet." "We are a very dynam ic and diverse business com munity," he said. "Wh en you look at all that's ava ilable in Greater Lake Plac id wow is the what com es to mind. We have ever ything we need, includin g hometown spirit." 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News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE T rey Christy throws out the first pitch Friday during Ed Christy Day and the South Florida Community College season opener in Avon Park. In memory of SFCC business professor and Panther Athletics supporter Ed Christy, the SFCC Athletics Department hosted Ed Christy Day at the Ballpark'. News-Sun photos by KATARASIMMONS Members of the family gather Friday in memory of Ed Christy, here, Hunter Goff and baby Connor Goff attract some attention before the start of the Panther's baseball game. On this opening day of the 2011 Panther Baseball Season, we know Ed truly has the best seat in the house,' reads the plaque presented to Ed Christy's family. Family, friends gather for Ed Christy Day Continued from page 1A Merchants have hope in ordinance the need to do it bigger and better than before. APMS reading coach Linda Albritton was the mastermind behind the school's literacy events. The week was full of contests and guests readers from all over the community. "Everyday we had a guest reader in every classroom," Albritton said. "We've had the fire department, police officers, and some of the high school students came down. I'm proud to say we had readers in every classroom." Other events including a Book Mark Design contest, poetry contest, and cliffhanger reading all keep the students interested and active in the week long celebration. On Tuesday, probably the most impressive aspect of the week took place. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. everyone in the school read for 20 minutes. The nonstop mini read was part of the FDE's Million Minute Marathon. The FDE requested th at each school read for an additional 20 minutes (ou tside of coursework) an d report the number of mi nutes and students to the di strict K-12 Reading Contac t. The idea was to have t he state of Florida exceed 1 0 million minutes of readin g in a single day. "We had 641 studen ts read for 20 minutes ," Albritton said. "I don 't think I've ever been in school and heard it th at quiet." Students go all out for Literacy Week Continued from page 1a

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Today we take a look at a nother idea at least 40 other s tates are seriously consideri ng dropping cursive writi ng from the elementary s chool curriculum. We think this is a dangero us, short-sighted idea. Proponents say that in a h igh tech world where so m any people use keyboards a nd key pads almost exclus ively, cursive writing is b ecoming extinct. They feel learning how to p rint is enough, that writing in s cript is redundant and unnece ssary like the appendix we o nce needed, but no longer do. Consider what has happ ened to arithmetic skills since c alculators came on the market. Many young people do not know the multiplication tables, and cannot do simple addition and subtraction problems in their heads. Take cash registers which tell clerks how much change to give a customer. Have you ever handed over $5.27 in order to get back 75 cents for a purchase of $4.52 and found the clerk hopelessly confused? In one recent case, one of our readers was given five dimes and a nickel in change, although there were plenty of quarters in the drawer. The clerk couldn't add 25 and 25 together, and could only count by tens. We agree that learning how to type has clearly become an absolutely essential skill in our post-modern electronic world, and computer literacy is as important as learning how to read. Our cutting-edge machines, however, are only as useful as their power source. We have to be sure our children can communicate in the dark. Then consider the negative effects of these machines. Take texting. While convenient, the use of two thumbs only and the need for abbreviations have already eroded basic spelling and grammar skills, and does nothing to strengthen typing skills. There are many positive reasons for learning script. The learning process alone is useful. Classes, which typically begin in the third grade, provide students an opportunity to learn how to focus and concentrate on a single task, develop fine motor skills, and provide yet more time to practice composition. Then there are the special moments a typed love letter, for example, isn't going to make much of an impression. One final point. Cursive writing remains one of the most important methods of self-expression. How many of us, for example, spent hours of experimenting and practicing our signatures? Most of us. Our signature is a sign of who we are; how we are different from everyone else; as revealing as what we chose to wear. Other school districts in other states have their own decisions to make. We are very relieved that The School Board of Highlands County and district officials are committed to cursive writing, and have just ordered all-new handwriting material. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com As I type this, I am in my second week without ready access to a vehicle. I am surviving it, but those around m e will tell you it's not easy on me or them. The reason I'm without a car? Well, it all started when Don and I decided it was tim e for our youngest son, James, to have a vehicle to use whil e in college. James attends Freed Hardeman University, which is a 15-hour drive from here. Getting him to and from school recently has meant he either got a ride from John's brother-in-law in Valdosta (which meant Don or I had t o get him to and from Valdosta ) or one of us meaning me had to make the drive all the way to Henderson and back. We figured his having his own set of wheels would make life easier for everyone That was the theory, anyway So after some research and checking things out, we got him a nice used car. Unfortunately, this used ca r has a mean streak. I say this because the car waited until the night before James, his girlfriend and a buddy of his were slated to start back to school to develop a serious and elusive problem. After two days of trying to figure out what was wrong with the car and various solu tions being tossed around all of us (at one point I was certain I was driving to Henderson to the point I packed a suitcase), it was decided that James and his friends would take Don's car up to college while we waite d for James'car to be fixed "in a couple of days." Well the couple of days have become over a week, an d we have been reduced to a one-car family. This is not fun. I'm used to being able t o leave the house almost every day, and have been more or less homebound for over a week. That has been driving me crazier than usual. I hope I will appreciate my transportation when it return s to me and take good care of it. At least take better care of it than three Bellevue, Wash., did when it came to their vehicle. According to a story posted at www.kirotv.com, they were putting gas into their van while driving it. I am not kidding. Accordin g to the article, the female victim explained what happened She and her two male companions had bought gas at a service station. They didn't have a gas can, so they poure d the gasoline into an open bucket and placed it in the van. Like the car we bought for James, the van was having issues. The trio attempted to solve the issues by gaining access to the carburetor from inside the van and pouring th e gasoline directly into it. Apparently they did not realize the van was filling up with gas fumes. When the va n stalled, the driver attempted to restart it. This caused the van to explode and quickly become engulfed in flames. All three suffered burns th at sent them to a local hospital. The van was burned up. I do not know much about cars, which is why I pay othe r people to figure out what's wrong with them. But even I know better than to mess wit h gasoline and a running engin e. I hope all three make a ful l recovery from their injuries. Maybe they can spend the time getting better studying u p on what not to do with a motor vehicle. May the next one they get have no issues. I'm hoping my issues get solved very soon. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted at bookwormlady@embarqmail.co m Car trouble is not fun Laura's Look Laura Ware Cursive writing, like all basic skills, is important to learn T here are two major new ideas being discussed in educational circles. Wednesday we wrote in opposition t o the idea of grading parents based on t heir involvement in their children's educ ation. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sunhas a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Reader's Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation. W ithout stability there can be no rule of law E ditor: The American leadership must a ddress the problem of an illegal and f oreign work force, replacing the A merican worker, or face national b ankruptcy. Send all illegal and foreign workers t o their home of origin. Both political p arties are pandering to a Hispanic p opulation for their votes. The A merican worker and voter is being r eplaced, destroying both their voting a nd property rights as well as our elect oral process. World government is d estabilizing all world work places. Financial institutions cannot exist w ith the lack of stability in the work p lace of any nation. The replacement of the local workers w orldwide will destroy all chances of s tability worldwide. Example: When y ou replace local workers with cheaper f oreign workers, the local worker can n o longer pay his bills, collapsing the f inancial system. The foreign worker adds to the problem by sending most of his or her paycheck home to home of origin. All of our states are in bankruptcy because of the pandering to the illegal and foreign work force. The President's State of the Union message is about jobs, jobs, jobs. There are about 20 million jobs now being held by illegal and foreign workers who have overstayed their visas. Where is the transparency? Do the Republicans also wear blinders? Going after Social Security and Medicare. If America is fully employed there will be no problem with our social programs. Our employment problem is caused by the invasion of foreign workers. This in turn causes "all of the chain reaction, state bankruptcy, home foreclosures, the entire collapse of America's economic system." All of America's problems are foreign induced. Democracy cannot endure a leadership that refuses to reason and look at the "true facts," and act on these truths. The question remains, will the President act on these truths or will our democracy go by the way side to make room for world government that destroy the rights of all men and women worldwide? Billie Jewett SebringLULAC Florida shares moment of silenceEditor: LULAC Florida held a moment of silence Friday for the two fallen officers in St. Petersburg. It was a time to pray for all fallen officers who put their lives on the line for us everyday. We extend our prayers to all fallen officers across the nation who have given their lives to protect us in the line of duty. We pray for the brave spouses and families of both fallen and active officers. We can not thank the officers enough for making our community a more safe and secure place to live. We pray for their continued safety. Patricia Austin LULAC Civil Rights Committee Avon Park

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NOLAGROSSMAN DENEEN Nola Grossman Deneen b orn Jan. 24, 1923 in E vansville, Ind. She went to h eaven to be with God and h er family Jan. 23, 2011. The daughter of Frederick a nd Rosetta Grossman, she is p roceeded in death by both p arents, three sisters and t hree brothers. Nola was an executive secr etary to the War Department a t the Pentagon during World W ar II. She leaves behind her lovi ng husband, Irvin L. Deneen S r., and her faithful canine c ompanion Lukas. May she rest in peace in t he House of the Lord. ARDIS R. HOOVER Ardis R. Hoover, 90, died M onday, Jan. 24, 2011 at The O aks of Avon, Avon Park. A rdis was born in Cleveland, O hio, moving to Winter H aven in 1973 from S andusky, Ohio. She retired a s a secretary for Glidden P aint Company. Survivors include her sist er, Anna Jane Alexander; n ephews and their wives, B ob and Pat Alexander, all of S ebring, and Roy and Sue A lexander Jr. of Conneticut. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring SHARON LEONARD Sharon Leonard, 63, of A von Park, died Saturday, J an. 22, at her home. Born in Hillsborough C ounty, Florida, she had been a longtime resident of Highlands County. Her parents, who are deceased, were Mildred (Wood) and J oe Leonard. She had attended the Ridge A rea Arc Intensive Program f or the past 14 years and r esided in a group home mana ged by Arc. She was a member of the Special STARS program where she enjoyed bowling, swimming, track and field and shuffleboard. She also belonged to the Special STARS Recreation Club. In the past, she participated in Highlands County Special Olympics. She attended First Christian Church in Sebring. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Cathy Leonard of Homosassa, Florida; guardian advocate, Linda Correll, of Avon Park; and roommates at her group home, Amelia Titus, Sue Talios, Debbie Baxter, Frances Goff and Sarah Moore; and one niece. Amemorial service is planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Ridge Area Arc's workcenter, 120 W. College Drive, Avon Park. Pastor Ron Norton of First Christian Church in Sebring will preside. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Avon Park is handling the cremation arrangements. CHRISTOPHER WAYNE LOGSTON Christopher Wayne Logston, 31, died Jan. 25, 2011 at Univeristy of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tenn. Wayne was born in Lake Wales, Fla., a graduate of Sebring High School. Wayne moved from Dawsonville, Ga. to Madisonville, Ky. where he worked for Lowes. Wayne was an avid University of Alabama fan. He is survived by his parents, Gary (Pamela) Logston, Sebring and Theresa (Donald) Gutekunst, Dandridge, Tenn.; grandmother, Marge Davis, Sebring; brother, Ryan (Courtney) Logston, Sebring; sisters, Jennifer (Todd) Lee, Freeport, Fla. and Jessica (Brian) Murrell, Hiawassee, Ga. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 at Morris Funeral Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave, Sebring. Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, with burial to follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com Morris Funeral Chapel Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0101 ULAE. POTLIN Ula E. Potlin, 102, of Sebring, formerly of Lake Placid, went to be with her Lord Wednesday morning, Jan. 26, 2011 at the Palm of Sebring Health Care Center. Mrs. Potlin was born on Dec. 27, 1908 in Durham, Okla. to parents Fredrick William and Ethel (Higgins) Gantz. She was a nurse for many years, retiring and moving to Lake Placid in 1977 from New York City. Mrs. Potlin was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Lake Placid. Mrs. Potlin is preceded in death by her loving husband, Abraham; and daughter, Anya Alexander; and is survived by her loving granddaughter, Laura Evenchik; sisters, Ester King and Genevieve Ehrlick; and a brother, George Gantz. A service to celebrate Ula's life will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at the Palms of Sebring Health Care Center, 725 S. Pine St., Sebring with Chaplin James Lighty celebrating. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.com Funeral arrangements entrusted to the: Scott Funeral Home Lake Placid, Florida 33852 863-465-4134 KATHRYN L. TAYLOR Kathryn L. Taylor, 95, of Sebring went to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. She was born in Jacksonville, Ala. and was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin A. Taylor; son, Gary Taylor, and daughter, Sarah Odum. She moved to Sebring in 1988 from Chattahoochee, and was a member of Sebring Parkway Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughters, Betty Abrams, Sebring and Joann Campbell, Clearwater; sons, James Dick, Atlanta, and Jack A. Taylor, Birmingham, Ala.; and numerous grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 11 am until noon Monday with a service to follow at Sebring Parkway Church of Christ. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Chattahoochee. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com Morris Funeral Chapel 307 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL Death NoticesHeinrich Klein, 72, of Sebring died Jan. 23, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. GiaBella StarMorris, 7 months, of Sebring died Jan. 21, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring. Ruth MercerWood, 81, of Avon Park died Jan. 26, 2011. 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For information or reservations call Becky at 4650161, or e-mail beckshel@embarqmail.com.Events at local lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host NFLBig Ticket today at 1 p.m. For details, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will have musi c by Frankie on Monday. The BPOE board meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For details, call 465-2661. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodg e will host bingo at 1 p.m. today. Texas Hold-em is se t for 7 p.m. Monday. For mo re information, call 655-3920. Celtic music is theme for meetingSEBRING The Celtic American Society of the Highlands will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday in the fellowshi p hall of First Presbyterian Church of Sebring. Social time and refreshments will be at 6.30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. The program this month will be a talk on "Celtic Music" given by Gregory Keith Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Leonard OBITUARIES Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN By TAMARALUSH Associated PressTAMPA The woman who authori ties say killed her teenage daughter a nd son because she was fed up with t hem talking back and being mouthy w ill not appear in court Saturday b ecause she's being treated at a hospit al for an unknown condition. Authorities say Julie Powers S chenecker was taken to Tampa G eneral Hospital shortly after midnight S aturday to be treated for a medical c ondition that existed before she was t aken to jail. Hillsborough Sheriff's d eputies who oversee jail inmates said they could not reveal S chenecker's medical condition, citing h ealth care privacy laws. An arrest affidavit said Schenecker s hot her son twice in the head in the f amily car "for talking back" as she d rove him to soccer practice. The r eport said Schenecker then drove to t heir upscale home and shot her daught er in the face inside the home. Schenecker's mother called police F riday morning, and told them she was c oncerned after her daughter had sent a n e-mail saying she was depressed. O fficers found Schenecker drenched in b lood on her back porch and once t hey saw the teens, the scene was so t roubling that a stress team was called to counsel the responding officers, a police spokeswoman said. Calyx, the girl, was 16 and a cross country running star at her high school. The 13-year-old son, Beau, was in eighth grade. Investigators believe the teens "never saw it coming," said police spokeswoman Laura McElroy. Both were killed with a .38-caliber pistol. The arrest affidavit said the weapon was purchased five days earlier. Schenecker's husband, Parker Schenecker, is a career Army officer attached to U.S. Central Command in Tampa. He was working in the Middle East when the shootings happened. In 2008, the family moved to Tampa and bought a $448,000 home in a quiet, upscale suburban neighborhood. As the sun set Friday evening, residents walked by crime scene tape that sealed off the cul-de-sac that the Schenecker family lived on. Neighbor Charanun Soodjinda said the Scheneckers "fit right in" when they arrived. The couple's two children often played in the cul-de-sac with other neighborhood kids, and Julie Schenecker seemed to be at home a lot. "They seemed like a nice family," said Soodjinda, 38. "I never thought this would happen. How could you do that to your children?" It was clear something had gone wrong: As police led Julie Schenecker to a patrol car Friday, she shook uncontrollably, her eyes wide and wild. Before Friday's arrest, Schenecker had no criminal record in Florida. On Nov. 8, 2010, she was involved in a car crash in Tampa, according to records from the Florida Highway Patrol, and cited for careless driving. The crash caused bodily injury and $26,500 of property damage, records show, but it does not explain who was injured or what property was damaged. Schenecker paid a $151 fine and attended traffic school, the report said. The family appeared to be happy, at least according to friends and they appeared to glow in photos posted online. The two teens were described as well-mannered by family friends. In several family portraits on Parker Schenecker's Facebook page, the four posed, smiling and relaxed. "You all look so stunning and young. Did you find the fountain of youth and your not telling anyone!!!! WOW, you four look so good and healthy!!!" wrote one of Schenecker's friends on a dramatic black-and-white photo of the family. Parker Schenecker also posted several photos of Calyx's cross country running team. 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Special to the News-SunAs the 68th anniversary of t he tragic sinking of the U.S. A rmy Transport ship D orchester in World War II, i s approaching, the United S tates Navy Memorial and t he Library of Congress's V eterans History Project are p lanning a commemorative e vent to honor the "Four C haplains" who proved t hemselves as spiritual leade rs and heroes. These four men, military s piritual leaders from differe nt denominations, sacrificed t heir own lives to save others d uring the fatal German UB oat attack. Their story is s cheduled to be retold by k eynote speaker, former N avy chaplain Rabbi Arnold E Resnicoff, from 12-1 p.m. T hursday at the U.S. Navy M emorial at 701 P ennsylvania Ave. N.W. 123, W ashington DC. Other Four Chaplains memorialsAn interfaith memorial c hapel was dedicated in F ebruary 1951 in P hiladelphia in memory of t he Four Chaplains, and h ence is called the Chapel of t he Four Chaplains. Mounted i n the wall is a stained glass d epicting the sinking of the D orchester. The chapel is c urrently at the old P hiladelphia Navy Yard. Other stained glass wind ows depicting the sinking of t he USATDorchester are at t he U.S. Army Sergeants M ajor Academy Chaplain C orps Classroom in Fort B liss, Texas; the Chapel of I mmortal Chaplains at Fort S nelling, St. Paul, Minn.; the B ase Family Housing, U.S. M ilitary Academy at West P oint; and in the A-Ring, 3rd F loor Hall of Heroes in the P entagon.The Four ChaplainsChaplain George LFox w as the oldest of the four c haplains aboard the D orchester. He was called the Little Minister" as he only s tood about five and half f eet. In 1917, he lied about h is age to enlist in the M arines as a medic. At the e nd of World War I, he r eturned home and returned t o school to become an a ccountant. Unfulfilled, he r eturned to school to become a Methodist minister. When w ar broke out again, he told h is wife he needed to ree nlist. He knew what the b oys were about to face and w anted to be able to help t hem. He enlisted in World W ar II on Aug. 8, 1942. Ahigh school scholar, A lexander Goode also m edaled in track and swimm ing. His goal was to follow h is father and become a R abbi. Goode married his c hildhood sweetheart. A lthough he was assigned to a synagogue as a Rabbi, he w anted to do more. He e ntered John Hopkins U niversity and received his m edical degree. He would n ow know better how to heal a man's soul and his body, as w ell. His enlistment date is r ecorded as Aug. 9, 1942. Johnny Washington, from N ewark, N.J., was born into a l arge Irish family. His love of m usic allowed him a chair in t he church choir. He was a s crappy kid and a member of t he South 12th Street Gang w hen he received the call to t he priesthood. He asked to b e sent back to his old neighb orhood where he understood t he kids there. He returned as t he parish priest, played ball i n the streets with the youngs ters, organized youth baseb all teams. On May 9, 1942, w hen some of the boys left to j oin the Army, Father Johnny e nlisted along side them. The youngest of the Four C haplains, Clark Poling was t he seventh generation in an u nbroken line of Dutch R eform ministers. His enlistment date is June 10, 1942. Before leaving for Greenland, young Clark told his father, "Dad, don't pray for my safe return, just pray that I shall do my duty and something more, pray that I shall never be a coward. Pray that I shall have the strength, courage, and understanding of men, and especially pray that I shall be patient. Oh, Dad, just pray that I shall be adequate."The USAT DorchesterThe bell on the USAT Dorchester rang twice at 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 3, 1943, never to be heard again. The former luxury coastal steamship turned troopship was torpedoed by an enemy submarine in an area of the Northern Atlantic Sea known as Torpedo Junction, sinking in under 15 minutes. Rescue began over an hour later and lasted more than 12 hours. The ship, carrying 902 servicemen, merchant seamen, and civilian workers, bound for Greenland, had been used up and down the Eastern Seacoast of the United States, was 368-by-52 foot, and only had a 16-foot draft, suitable for the coast, but not designed for deep open waters. She was being used to transport soldiers to Greenland during the height of World War II. The weather in the North Atlantic in February can be brutal, with gale force winds. The waters were treacherous not just due to the weather, but the U-boats known for patrolling those waters. The Dorchester was one of three ships in the SG-19 convoy moving across the icy Northern Atlantic waters from Newfoundland toward an American base in Greenland. U.S. Coast Guard Cutters, Tampa, Escanaba, and the Comanche escorted the Dorchester and two other ships. Many of the military personnel and civilians aboard were seasick from the brutal trip. The four Army chaplains among the troops were doing their best to soothe the ailing soldiers and, offering encouragement, easing apprehensions, sharing stories. With concern of enemy submarines reported by the Tampa, with its sonar, the Dorchester's captain, Hans J. Danielsen, cautiously order the men to sleep in their clothing, with lifejackets close at hand as they neared the coast of Greenland. The ship was only 150 miles from their destined port, just after midnight when a submarine fired a torpedo, striking the starboard side of the Dorchester, exploding in the boiler room, destroying the main electric supply, releasing clouds of suffocating steam and ammonia gas. Many on board died instantly, while some were trapped below deck. Others, startled, awakened from their bunks, made their way to the decks of the already listing vessel. The ship took on water rapidly through the massive breach. The horror of the night continued with overcrowded lifeboats capsized. Life rafts drifted away in the huge waves before anyone could reach them. Frozen in fear, men clung to the side rails, unable to will themselves to let go and plunge into the dark, frigid, churning waters far below. The USCG Comanche saw the flash of an explosion and left the convoy to return to give aid, rescuing 97 survivors. The USCG Escanaba circled the sinking Dorchester, and rescued an additional 132 survivors. The third U.S. Coast Guard cutter, the Tampa, continued on to Greenland, providing safe passage for the two other vessels. Survivors gave testimony that the only fragment of hope came from the four Army chaplains who were able to calmly guide men to their lifeboat stations. They opened a storage locker for lifejackets and began to hand them out. One soldier tried to return to his cabin to retrieve is gloves. One of the chaplains stopped him and told the soldier he could have one of his pair of gloves. The soldier, a survivor of the sinking, realized later that the chaplain did not have two pair of gloves. The chaplains coaxed men to go over the side of the ship to the safety of the lifeboats. When the supply of lifejackets was exhausted, it was reported by some of the survivors; each chaplain removed their own lifejacket and handed it to the next person in line, essentially giving away their only means of saving themselves in order to save others. The chaplains prayed with the soldiers. The four chaplains linked their arms as the ship's slant became severe. With their heads bowed in prayer, arms linked, they sank beneath the waves. Two Protestant chaplains, one Catholic, and one Rabbi, in one heroic act saved the lives of dozens of young soldiers. Those chaplains were Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander D. Goode, Jewish; Lt. John P. Washington, Roman Catholic; and Lt. Clark V. Poling, Reformed. Local survivorsOf the 230 survivors, two lived for a time in Lake Placid Edward J. Dionne and Dan O'Keefe. The four chaplains showed unity in interfaith. They each were from different cities and represented four different faiths. Yet, they worked together in harmony and unity to help save as many lives that cold early morning in the North Atlantic. Unity without uniformity is the basic underlying belief of all of those who serve in the United States Armed Services. The late Dan O'Keefe, a former Lake Placid resident, and a survivor of the Dorchester, pulled his evening watch and was long overdue to be relieved of duty. Had he been relieved of duty sooner, he would have been in his cabin below the waterline at the time of the explosion, and would have perished along with the others in the area of his cabin. O'Keefe was active with the local veteran activities and participated in the patriotic and veterans events. O'Keefe served as vice president of St. Regis paper company, now known as Georgia Pacific. Ed Dionne, father of Joseph Dionne, retired county veteran services officer, often told that he survived the icy cold waters only because he was covered in oil, which served to insulate him from the cold. Dionne, raised in Wisconsin, was an avid swimmer in high school sports. The Escanaba rescued Dionne from the icy waters after an extended time in the water. Partially frozen, Dionne spent several months in the military hospitals in Greenland and Washington, D.C., learning to walk again. Upon moving to Lake Placid with his family, Dionne set up an accounting practice. He served as District 8 commander of the American Legion, state commander of the 40 et 8, was quartermaster for Post 25, a member of Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, and on the executive board of AARC. He believed in serving his fellow comrades with unity without uniformity. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011Page 9A $199 … $399 Reg.$499 … $1299 Hwy 27 € Sebring Across from Lakeshore Mall382-9717Mon. … Sat. 10am … 6pmMY JEWELRY BOXJEWELRY CLEARANCESALECROC CLEARANCE SALE25-50%OFFSelect Styles Special to the News-SunSEBRING Tickets are available for the Fifth Annual Highlands County Military Ball, sponsored by the Veterans Council of Highlands County, to be held Saturday, April 9 at the Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center, 150 Midway Drive, near the Sebring International Raceway. Denise Williams, acting county Veteran Services officer, reports the recommended dress for the event will be formal/mess dress, or semi-formal/unit dress. If the veteran or military personnel wear the mess dress uniform, their date for the evening should be in formal attire. Should the veteran choose to wear the veteran organization unit attire, their date can choose to dress formal or semi-formal. The evening events start with a 5 p.m. social hour, followed by an opening ceremony and banquet at 6 p.m. The History of Regimental Mess will follow about 7:15 p.m., along with recognition of the veterans organizations in the county. Activities during the Military Ball include dancing, door prizes, and a 25/25/50 raffle. Closing ceremonies will begin at 11 p.m. The menu for the ball includes lemon pepp er chicken, London bro il, potatoes or rice, vegetabl e, garden salad, coffee or te a, and a cash bar. Dessert w ill be provided with the mi litary cake cutting ceremon y. Ticket price to the ba sh is $35 per person. For mo re information, contact Bet sy Waddell at 382-0419 or t he Veteran Services Office at 402-6623. Tickets a re available at any of the fo llowing veteran organiz ations: American Legio n, Am Vets, homeowne rs association, DAV, Elk s, Knights of Columbu s, MOAA, MOPH, S ea Services Museum Tanglewood, Tropic al Harbor, U.S. Milita ry Motorcycle Veterans, VFW and WAVES. Volunteers at the Veteran Services Offi ce will have tickets available Chateau Elan is offerin g a special Military Ba ll package for those wh o would prefer overnig ht accommodation s. Arrangements for the sp ecial package are ma de directly with the Chate au Elan, 655-6252, and do n ot include ball tickets. Corporate sponsors a re welcome. Proceeds fro m the Military Ball stay in t he County, adding to the co ffers of the Vetera ns Assistance Fund, and oth er special projects direct ed through the Vetera ns Council of Highlan ds County, Inc. VETERANNEWS Fifth Annual Military Ball plans in full swing Navy Memorial teams with Library of Congress to commemorate the legendary Four Chaplains' Courtesy photo A Catholic priest, two protestant ministers, and a Jewish Rabbi perished in the sinking of the Dorchester. Reverend Fox was a Methodist Minister; Reverend Poling was a Dutch Reformed Minister; Father Washington was a Catholic Priest; and Rabbi Goode was Jewish. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 14 2011, and entered in Case No. 10000586GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. BANKUNITED is Plaintiff and ROBERT P. HACKLEMAN, II; JACQUELINE K. HACKLEMAN; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; SUN N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JUR Y ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, at 11:00 a.m., on the 16th day of February, 2011, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 88, BLOCK 342, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOO K 10, PAGE(S) 4, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 14th day of January, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k January 30; February 6, 2011 The Sebring Regional Airport & Industrial Par k Community Redevelopment Agency has filed its Annual Financial Report for fiscal year ended September 30, 2010 with the Clerk of Courts, Highlands County, Florida as required by Section 218.32, Florida Statutes. The Annual Financial Report is available for viewing at the Sebring Airport Authority office located at 128 Authority Lane, Sebring, FL 33870 or at the Highlands County Clerk of Courts office, 600 South Commerce Street, Sebring, FL 33870 during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. January 30, 2011 The Sebring Airport Authority 2009-2010 fiscal year-end audit is now available for review and inspection during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) at its offices at 128 Authority Lane, Sebring, FL 33870. January 30, 2011 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 11th day of January, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLER K By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k January 30; February 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000190 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. CLINTON FOX AKA CLINTON S. FOX AKA CLINTON SCOTT FOX, ET AL Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated January 10, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000190 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and CLINTON FOX AKA CLINTON S. FOX AKA CLINTON SCOTT FOX; JEANA GIGLIO AKA JEANA M. GIGLIO; AKA JEANA MARIE GIGLIO AKA JEANA MARIE FOX; ___, AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEANA GIGLIO AKA JEANA M. GIGLIO; AKA JEANA MARIE GIGLIO AKA JEANA MARIE FOX, IF ANY; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s) are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the 14th day of February, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 14, BLOCK 11, REPLAT HOLIDAY LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA 2006 GENERAL MOBILE HOME VIN# GMHGA40633283A TITLE# 97588932 VIN# GMHGA40633283B TITLE# 97589012 Street Address: 401 FAIRVIEW LANE, LORIDA, FLORIDA 33857 FLORIDA. Property Address: 2616 N. Mulberry Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 Parcel I.D.: C-09-33-28-010-0540-0230 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Street, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m. on February 14th, 2011. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 11th day of January, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 30; February 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2010-CA-000581 HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III Plaintiff vs DANIEL L. KING; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIEL L. KING; STACEY KING; WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL NATIONAL BANK; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS, and OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named defendant is deceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all othre parties claiming by, through, under or against that defendant, and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees or other persons claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as a defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Judgment entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: THE NORTH 15 FEET OF LOT 23 AND ALL OF LOT 24, BLOCK 54, OF UNIT ONE OR LAKE LILLIAN SECTION, HIGHLAND LAKES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10000265GCS SHAWN JONES, Plaintiff, vs. MARTY REED, Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 11th, 2011 and entered in Case No.: 10000265GCS of the Circuit court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida wherein, SHAWN JONES, is the Plaintiff and MARTY REED is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at: Highlands County Courthouse located at: 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 AM on the 11th day of February, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: TEMPLE TERRACE SUB PB 6-PG 36 LOT 23 BLK 6 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on January 26, 2011, as Clerk of the Circuit Court. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk January 30; February 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: GC07-1141 YALE MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. HOWARD S. OSTROW; IRENE BASSINGTHWAITE; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Publish in THE NEWS-SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 21, 2009, and an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated January 11, 2011, and entered in Case No. GC07-1141 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit, in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, where in YALE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, and HOWARD S. OSTROW, IRENE BASSINGTHWAITE, Defendant, I will to the highest bidder for cash on the 11th day of February, 2011, at 11:00AM, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment lying and being situate in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, to wit: Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3, of LAKESIDE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 52-T, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. AKA Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3, of LAKESIDE HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 52-T, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. NOTICE: ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); 1-800-955-8770 (V), VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE, NOT LATER THAT SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE CHARGE OF UP TO $70 FOR SERVICES IN MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE.NOTICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN. DATED this 14th day of January, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK January 23, 30, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2010-CA-001364 NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OF BENJAMIN C. NEELY, DECEASED, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES OF BENJAMIN C. NEELY, DECEASED, ET AL CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOTS 986 AND 987, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 90, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 2120 WEST HIBISCUS RD, AVON PARK, FL 33825 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ashley L. Simon of Kass, Shuler, Solomon, Spector, Foyle & Singer, P.A., plaintiff:s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813)229-0900, on or before March 1, 2011, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: January 18, 2011. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W. GERMAINE 590 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) January 30; February 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001274 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR BAFC2006-8T2, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTOPHER L. FARQUHAR, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 25, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001274 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR BAFC2006-8T2, is the Plaintiff and CHRISTOPHER L. FARQUHAR; LOREN A. FARQUHAR; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION; are the Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 16th day of February, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12, BLOCK 10, LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4627 LAFAYETTE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33875 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. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on January 25, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08081153-CENDANT-CONV-Team I **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. January 30; February 6, 2011 LOWDER II; ALISHA M. LOWDER; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES; SAVE-THE-MOMENT PLAZA PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 14th day of January, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 11, BLOCK 24, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES SECTION 6, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE(S) 61, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 320 MOON GLOW AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 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. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on January 10, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10001204 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. January 30; February 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000053 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. TERRY D. LOWDER II, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 10, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000053 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and TERRY D. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001297 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES C. VANDERHOFF, JR. A/K/A CHARLES CARL VANDERHOFF, JR.; MICHELLE L. VANDERHOFF A/K/A MICHELLE LYNN VANDERHOFF; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 10th day of January, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001297, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and CHARLES C. VANDERHOFF, JR. A /K/A CHARLES CARL VANDERHOFF, JR.; MICHELLE L. VANDERHOFF A/K/A MICHELLE LYNN VANDERHOFF UNKNOWN TENANTS(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of February, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 30, BLOCK 187, WOODLAWN TERRACE SUBDIVISION, LESS A 10 FOOT STRIP FOR ALLEYWAY EASEMENT AT THE REAR OF SAID LOT, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 10th day of January, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 30; February 6, 2011 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Classified ads get fast results

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Call Joanie at 863-471-9726. 1400Health CareServices 1100Announcements HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (HCBCC) GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB 11-023 ADVERTISING "2010" DELINQUENT TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES NIGP COMMODITY/SERVICES CODE: 915-71 IITB 11-024 ADVERTISING "2010" DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAXES NIGP COMMODITY/ SERVICES CODE: 91571 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, CPPB, A cting Director /Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.org Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, February 17, 2011, at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above bid opening.Highands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this ITB. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC/County) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:Jminor@hcbcc.org" Jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County CommissionersPurchasing Department/Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net January 30; February 6, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155 LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it iscorrect.Sometimesinstruction s over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. 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Avon Park, FL 33825 (863) 453-6674 EOE, M/F, DFWP 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. 3310 Hwy. 27 South Sebring, FL33870EOEE-mail: resumesebring@crosscountry-auto.comFor more information about Cross Country Automotive Services,we encourage you to visit our website at: www.CrossCountry-Auto.co mComprehensive Benefit Package€ Tuition Reimbursement € Life Insurance € Vacation Time € Holiday Pay € Medical € DentalNow Hiring Full & Part Time Customer Service AssociatesAdditional Opportunities for Spanish as a second language Starting at $9.00 an hour Electra Ferguson Associate of the MonthBe a HERO like Electra Ferguson863-402-2786AGreatPlaceto Work! 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Crafts, Bake Sale, Raffle, Snack Bar also available. 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) 7320Garage &Yard SalesAVON PARK1959 N. Iroquois Rd. Sun. Jan. 30th, 7AM 2PM. Furniture, household items, clothing ( woman's and man's. Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales PRINTER DELLPhoto All-In-One 962. Like new, 2004 comes w/ disk, book, print ink. $50. 863-385-7119 MAN'S SUITBlue, 40 regular, (original cost) $300, excellent condition $35 863-382-0972. EXTENTION CORD25 ft. for RV's. $30 863-382-8647 EUREKA CARPETSTEAM CLEANER. New-in-Box. Cost $189....Selling for $90. 863-386-0096 DESK: 54''X18'',gray formica, 5drawers including 2 deep file drawers. $35. 863-414-1714 BRACELET -14K Gold. Must Sacrifice, $100. 863-655-1644 BOOKS, WESTERNS;100 for $60. Call 863-3851563. BOOKS -Louis Lamour & Misc, $90. Call 863-385-1563. 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HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180Furniture 7000 Merchandise SEBRING -2BR House; 1BR Apt; both include electric, cable, water, $700 $460 /mo. 863-655-1473 LAKE PLACID3BR, 2BA, 2000 sq ft, on 3 lots, enclosed outbuilding (could be mother-in-law quarters), conveniently located to shopping, 1.5 mi. from town. $850/mo. + 1st & security. No smoking. 863-441-9248 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, new floors/paint, fenced yard, close to boat ramp, nice landscape, quiet area, no smoke/dogs, $550/mo. 863-699-1119 AVON PARK3BR, 2BA, 1CG, fenced back yard, corner lot off Lake Ave near Park Elementary School. References Required. $650/mo. 863-443-0290. 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -Lake Josephine Area, Just remodeled 3BR, laundry oon w/ W&D carport, workshop, large yard with utility shed. CHA $450 monthly. 863-699-1567 LAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, seasonal or monthly. Excellent furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, No smoking or dogs. $1300/mo. After season, rent reduced. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses LAKE PLACID2BR, 2BA, Washer/Dryer, screened patio, water included. Excellent Condition $525 monthly plus 1 mo. security. 954-695-8348 KEY LAKEVILLASLAKEFRONT LIVING IN SEBRING 2 Bedroom townhouse unit. Clean & quiet, Screen porch, Outside patio, Central air, Washer/Dryer hookup, $585/mo., first & security. No Pets. 863-465-2740 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS: 1BR, 1BA $495/mo +$200 security; 2BR, 1BA $645/mo +$500 security. W/D, Microwave, WSG included. Pets Wlcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 1 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook ups. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments UNFURNISHED MODERNVILLA CC of Sebring. 3BR. 2BA, on Golf Course. All amenities. Lease $1050 monthly 828-260-2120 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA, tile floors throughout, screened porch, convenient location to US 27 and Hospital, (Not 55+) gated Community, Clubhouse & pool, vaulted ceilings. Lawn Maint. included. $800 monthly. 863-840-1083 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent SEBRING -Cute 2BR, 1BA, fenced yard, most pets OK. $550 + $300 security deposit. 4909 Manatee Dr. 863-446-7274 ***LAKE 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 RentSELECTION 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 5050Mobile HomesFor SaleSEBRING -Doublewide Mobile Home with lot 3619 St. Rd 17, S. 2BR, 2BA, excellent condition. $20,000. 305-597-8339 or 305-885-1621 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate WantedFROSTPROOF 71/2 Acres on Dawes Road. You must see! No lower price! $39,900. Call Lucy with Exit Realty 863-382-4705 4260Acreage for SaleLAKE 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 -FOR SALE BY OWNER 2BR, 2BA Condo at the beautiful Bluffs of Sebring, a 55+ gated community. First Floor with Carport & Storage Room. Furnished with several upgrades; clubhouse, pool, tennis & other activities. Great view of Lake Mary Jane. Call 863-385-0552 or 863-873-1426 4120Villas & CondosFor 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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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Through a dizzying slate of games over the last 10 days, the Blue Streaks of the basketball court have been making big strides over the season's final stretch. And though they came up short in Friday's 57-52 loss to defending district champ Osceola, it showed just how far Sebring has come. Consider, it was just six weeks ago that the Kowboys delivered an 85-52 pasting of the Streaks on their home court. But the mettle built through recent battles, the boys in blue came out with the intensity that has been their trademark as of late. Sticking in an aggressive zone defense, Osceola had a hard time finding anything inside and, save for a three from Division I prospect Jedarian Jackson, little was connecting from the outside either. The Blue Streak offense, meanwhile, was in attack mode with Toby Solebello getting hot with two threes and Jared Cannon converting a slick reverse to break out to an 18-6 lead after one. Astunned Osceola squad got the first bucket of the second quarter, but wouldn't break into double figures until nearly midway through the period. Decaris Jones and Solebello answered that early score with a hoop each and Devin Clarke split a pair at the line. So by the time a Jackson baseline drive got the Kowboys into double digits, it was a 23-11 margin. Jackson then heated up with a long three and then snatching a steal and throwing down a slam, but Sebring answered with two Clarke free throws, a Ma tt Taylor bucket inside and a Taylor steal that lead to a Clarke lay-in to push it to 29-16. Osceola would get co nsecutive scores, but Sebrin g closed the half with a Cannon score in the pai nt and a Jones steal and sco re for a 33-20 lead at t he break. The tone and flow of t he game shifted, however, at the onset of the third perio d, with the Kowboys ratche ting up the defensive pre ssure and creating numero us turnovers and fast-bre ak scores. Eight straight poin ts opened the third before on eof-two at the line fro m Taylor halted the run. But five more points we nt up to cut the lead to 34-3 3 before Jones split a pair of free throws. Consecutive baskets p ut Osceola up two befo re By KATE ROWLAND Special to the News-SunKISSIMMEE Sebring's boys soccer squad wasn't intimidated going into Thursday's District 5-5Aboys soccer tournament semifinal match against the No. 1-seed Osceola at host Liberty High School in Kissimmee. Sebring played Osceola close in two regular season losses and was flying high after Monday's 3-1 first round win. And a couple of Blue Streak injured starters were back and ready to go. What they didn't have was a little luck and a couple of Blue Streak breaks, and that's a ll Osceola needed to en d Sebring's season with a 3 -0 win. "We played some real ly good soccer, but tonight ju st wasn't our night," sa id Sebring coach Keith Bowye r. "We've never been a luck y team and we weren't able to capitalize. It's a bummer, b ut By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK For the m oment, it could all be forg otten. Game-winning, walk-off h ome runs with two outs in t he bottom of the ninth have a way of prompting moment ary amnesia as to what m ade the heroic hit necess ary. Either way, Brett C lements'blast over the r ight-center field fence o pened the season for the S FCC Panthers with a 12-11 w in over visiting Daytona S tate. "We actually practice w alk-off hits every day in b atting practice," head coach Rick Hitt said afterward. "We try to get them the understanding that its'a part of the game. You j ust don't anticipate that it's g oing to happen very often." Well, it happened right o ut of the chute as the P anthers built an early lead, b ut shaky pitching kept the F alcons within reach. Karson Kravec got it s tarted with a first-inning s olo shot to right for a 1-0 l ead. Daytona threatened by d rawing three walks to load t he bases in the second, but s tarter Andres Lopez worked o ut of the jam. Another walk began the F alcon third, but Clements c ame up with a big play as t he South Florida catcher t hrew behind Michael V racar for the pickoff. The narrow lead remained u ntil the Panthers plated two i n the fourth as Brad H arrison made Daytona pay w ith a a two-run single after A ngel Vargas had been i ntentionally walked. An unearned run got the Falcons on the board in the fifth, but Clements and Vargas each rapped runscoring singles to up the lead to 5-1 in the fifth. Things then took an ugly turn in the top of the sixth with three runs coming in without courtesy of a hit to cut the lead to 5-4. Daytona then evened things at five apiece with another run in the seventh, again without a hit, making it five runs through seven innings with a grand total of one hit. Then Panthers, however, got a bases-loaded, threeRBI base knock from Sam Morgan to regain the lead, but the Falcons came right back with four runs in the eighth, on three hits, to take their first lead of the game at 9-8. SFCC threatened in the bottom of the inning on a Clements double and Vargas single, but a caught looking and fielder's choice kept the deficit intact. The deficit grew in the top of the ninth as another Clements pick-off attempt sailed high and broght two more runs in, without a hit, for an 11-8 Daytona lead. Down to their last three outs, South Florida went right after it as Brandon Kirby singled up the middle to lead things off. Morgan followed with a single to left and Kravec brought Kirby in with a hit. Kyle Jackson and Kyle Newton, though, hit into consecutive fielder's choices leaving runners on first and third with two out and Clements coming to the plate. Moments later the amneSPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, January 30, 2011 News-Sun photo by BETH BALDRIDG E TK Miller goes up for two in Avon Park's Friday night win over visiting McKeel. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Brett Clements belts this second-inning double in SFCCs season opener Friday. Clements would later blast a game-winning three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in the Panther's 12-11 win over Daytona State. News-Sun photo by KATE ROWLAND Sebring sophomore goalkeeper Ethan Smith's sprawling save keeps the Blue Streaks in the game after a one-on-one show down with a speedy Osceola forward during Thursday's district tournament semifinal loss to the Kowboys in Kissimmee. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jared Cannon goes under then up with this reverse lay-up Friday night. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Despite slow play, Avon Park was able to put McKeel Academy away 66-45 with an easy Friday night in the Red Devil gym. "It was senior night. We started the seniors and played the seniors as much as possible, and the guys said they were going to do some things out of character, and that's OK ," said Avon Park's Head Coa ch Luther Clemons. Back in the gam e for the Devils w as senior Alon zo Robertson, who s at out two weeks with a knee injury, and t he loss of his doubl edoubles slowed t he Avon Park offense f or the last two games. "He just came back yeste rRobertson returns in Red Devil win Avon Park66McKeel45 SFCC12Daytona11 Osceola3Sebring0 Osceola57Sebring52 See DEVILS, page 3B Panthers open with a bang See SFCC, page 3B You just don't anticipate it's going to happen very often'RICKHITT SFCC head coach Kowboys wrangle Blue Streaks See STREAKS, page 4B Osceola survives Sebring scare See THIRD, p a g e 4B Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands Youth Football a nd Cheer Organization ( HYF) is pleased to announce t hey have joined the Police A thletic League Association ( PAL) Sunshine division to p lay football in the upcoming s eason. The Police Athletic League i s an association that has b een in existence for many y ears and has conferences t hroughout the United States. The members of Highlands Y outh Football are very e xcited about this new advent ure. PALoffers five divisions o f football ranging from ages 5 15 which include Flag, M itey-Mite, Pee Wee, Junior a nd Senior divisions that i nclude weight limits with e ach division with the except ion of the Flag and Senior d ivision. See Wednesday's NewsS un for more information on t he league as well as an u pcoming garage sale to bene fit the HYF teams. HYF joins PAL

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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.AP Girls SoftballAVON PARK Avon Park Girls Softball will be holding registration for ages 4-15 on Saturday's Feb. 5 and 12 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lucy Derkman Field on North Anoka Ave. Bring a copy of child's birth certificate. Registration fee is $50. For more information or any questions, call Amanda at 257-2428.Elks Golf TournamentSEBRING The monthly Elks golf tournament will be held on Monday Feb. 7 at Harder Hall Country Club. Cost for the 8 a.m. shotgun start is $32 per player. To register either your team or as an individual player, contact Jack McLaughlin at 471-3295 or by email at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. in the Harder Hall Golf Course restaurant area.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 will 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 d ay in the parking lot in front of the SFC C University Center race starts at 8 a.m. Entry forms are available online at www.southflorida.edu/panther5k Participants can mail their copies an d entry fees to the SFCC Foundation, In c., 13 East Main Street, Avon Park, F L 33825; or fax forms to 453-8023 and ca ll 453-3133 with credit card information. For more information about the SFC C Panther 5K, call the SFCC Foundation at 863-453-3133. Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING Wings of Faith Worsh ip Center presents the First Annual Go lf Tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Country Club of Sebring. Check-in is from 7:30-8:15 a.m. with a Shotgun sta rt at 8:30 a.m. Platinum Sponsor $500 includes o ne team of four golfers, one tee sign and tw o green signs; Gold Sponsor $300 includ es one team of four golfers, one green sig n; Silver Sponsor $150 includes one gre en sign, one tee sign; Bronze Sponsor $10 0 includes one green sign. Individual player $60 includes gre en fees, cart and lunch ($70 after March 26 ). Team of Four Golfers $240 includ es green fees, cart and lunch ($280 aft er March 26). Make checks payable to: Wings of Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, F L 33871, or register online at wingso ffaithchristianworshipcenter.com Proceeds to be donated to scholarsh ip program for graduates attending Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center. For more information, call Jaso n Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhanke rson@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com .Our Lady of Grace eventsAVON PARK Our Lady of Gra ce Catholic Church has two benefit even ts coming up in the next two months. Tuesday, Feb. 22 they will host t he Todd Allen Show, Classic Branson an d Las Vegas-style entertainment at it's be st. Allen will perform a variety of styl es including Rock n Roll, Country and h is award-winning Elvis impersonations. The show will be held at the Our Lad y of Grace Catholic Church Grogan Cente r, at 595 E. Main St. in Avon Park, at 7 p.m For a donation of $10, tickets can be purchased at the Highlands Independe nt Bank and Heartland National Bank Avo n Park locations, Warren's Auto Sales an d the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. The next event will be the First Annu al Golf Tournament at River Gree ns Saturday, March 12 at 8 a.m. 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, startin g with a $100 hole sponsor for a sign onl y. 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 Boston3511.761 New York2422.52211 Philadelphia2026.43515 New Jersey1433.2982112Toronto1334.2772212Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3214.696 Atlanta3017.638212Orlando3017.638212Charlotte2025.4441112Washington1332.2891812Central Division WLPctGB Chicago3214.696 Milwaukee1826.40913 Indiana1726.3951312Detroit1730.3621512Cleveland838.17424WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio397.848 Dallas3015.667812New Orleans3116.660812Memphis2324.4891612Houston2226.45818 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3016.652 Denver2818.6092 Utah2819.596212Portland2522.532512Minnesota1036.21720 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers3314.702 Phoenix2124.46711 Golden State1927.4131312L.A. Clippers1728.37815 Sacramento1133.2502012___ Thursday's Games New York 93, Miami 88 Dallas 111, Houston 106 Boston 88, Portland 78 Friday's Games Indiana 124, New Jersey 92 Memphis 99, Philadelphia 94 Milwaukee 116, Toronto 110, OT Atlanta 111, New York 102 Denver 117, Cleveland 103 Miami 88, Detroit 87 Chicago 99, Orlando 90 Oklahoma City 124, Washington 117,2OT Utah 108, Minnesota 100 Charlotte 121, Golden State 113, OT Sacramento 100, L.A. Lakers 95 Phoenix 88, Boston 71 Saturday's Games Indiana at Chicago, late Washington at Memphis, late Toronto at Minnesota, late Atlanta at Dallas, late New Jersey at Milwaukee, late Houston at San Antonio, late New Orleans at Sacramento, late Charlotte at L.A. Clippers, late Sunday's Games Miami at Oklahoma City, 1 p.m. Boston at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 6 p.m. Denver at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Detroit at New York, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Utah at Golden State, 10 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. ___ Friday's Games No games scheduled Saturday's Games No games scheduled Sunday's Games Team Lidstrom vs. Team Staal, 4 p.m. Friday's Scores EAST Canisius 69, Niagara 54 Dartmouth 64, Cornell 57 Fairfield 61, Manhattan 59 Harvard 77, Columbia 66 Penn 66, Yale 58 Princeton 78, Brown 60 Siena 76, Loyola, Md. 59 SOUTH Belmont 89, Florida Gulf Coast 56 Lipscomb 82, Stetson 62 MIDWEST Wis.-Milwaukee 72, Detroit 67 Wright St. 63, Wis.-Green Bay 61 FAR WEST Concordia, Ore. 103, Coll. of Idaho 64 Northwest College 84, Evergreen St. 83, OT Oregon Tech 70, NW Christian 45 S. Oregon 97, Corban 90, OT St. Scholastica 77, Presentation 75 Warner Pacific 87, E. Oregon 67BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESNamed Brad Komminsk hitting coach for Norfolk (IL); Gary Kendall manager, Denny Hocking and Einar Diaz field coaches and Aaron Scott trainer for Bowie (EL); Mike Devereaux field coach for Frederick (Carolina); Jose Hernandez field coach and Will Lawhorn trainer for Delmarva (SAL); Moe Hill field coach for Aberdeen (New York-Penn); Larry Jaster pitching coach for GCL Orioles; Alan Dunn minor league pitching coordinator and Dave Schmidt coordinator of Sarasota operations. LOS ANGELES ANGELSAgreed to terms with RHP Ryan Brasier, C Anel de los Santos, INF Alexi Amarista, OF Tyson Auer, RHP Ryan Braun, C Jose Jimenez, INF Gabe Jacobo, OF Angel Castillo, RHP Ryan Chaffee, C Carlos Ramirez, INF Kevin Melillo, OF Mike Trout, RHP Tyler Chatwood, C Kevin Richardson, INF Efren Navarro, OF Travis Witherspoon, RHP Eric Junge, C Alberto Rosario, INF Darwin Perez, LHP Matt Meyer, INF Jean Segura, LHP Trevor Reckling, INF Gil Velazquez, LHP Garrett Richards and LHP Andrew Taylor on minor league contracts. OAKLAND ATHLETICSAnnounced INF Steve Tolleson has cleared waivers and been sent outright to Sacramento (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYSAgreed to terms with 1B Casey Kotchman on minor league contract. Claimed RHP Rob Delaney off waivers from Minnesota. TORONTO BLUE JAYSAgreed to terms with RHP Jason Frasor on one-year contract. National League CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with RHP Scott Carroll, RHP Jerry Gil, LHP Jeremy Horst, LHP Donnie Joseph, RHP Matt Klinker, RHP Justin Lehr, RHP Chad Reineke, LHP Dontrelle Willis, C Chris Denove, C Devin Mesoraco, C Corky Miller, OF Danny Dorn, OF Jeremy Hermida and OF Dave Sappelt on minor-league contracts. PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with LHP Joe Beimel on minor league contract. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,Haines City,vs.Liberty,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Frostproof,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,Haines City,vs.Haines City,if necessary, 8 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 MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Sonrise Christian,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Moore Haven,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Sonrise Christian,Senior Night,6/7:30 p.m. SFCC TODAY: Baseball at Lake Sumter,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Webber International,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Seminole State,5 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Daytona State,4 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Lake Sumter,5 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,Ft.Meade,TBD,7:30 p.m. THURSDAY,Feb.3: Boys Basketball vs.Auburndale,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Girls Basketball at District Tournament,Ft.Meade,TBD S S K K A A T T I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . 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Page 4BNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011www.newssun.com 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE (863) 382-0500 € 3201 Golfview Rd. € Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 3/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am … 1pm $36By 8, After 1 $29 Saturday & Sunday: $29 Kelly Grif“n,ASIDInterior Designer & Decorators on StaffShades € Shutters Wood Blinds € Verticals Custom Draperies & Bedding Wallpaper & More All Types of Flooring Too! WEVE GOT YOU COVERED! FREEIn Home Estimates A day indoors never looked so good w e're done for the year." Sebring (9-11 overall) l ooked to be the more confid ent team in the early going a s senior striker Elisha Klatt a nd junior forward Marcelo G ori teamed up to keep the K owboys (16-5-1 overall) b usy. Osceola's keeper fumbled t he ball out of bounds at the 2 8-minute mark, giving the B lue Streaks a corner kick. G ori's header off the kick j ust missed the right inside p ost. Klatt later split two d efenders and outran them w ith an impressive burst of s peed. His shot forced the k eeper to make a diving save. Sebring senior defender I saias Chavez Aquino's outl et pass moved the ball to G ori, who rifled another shot o n goal. Blue Streak senior Nick A hearn's shot also had to be h andled by the Kowboy k eeper. Although the Kowboys s pent much of the first half f ending off Sebring's attack, t he defense's communicat ion, passing and speed a ppeared to be the team's m ajor asset. The Kowboy defenders w ere big, tough and physicall y punishing. Play was allowed to cont inue with little interference f rom the referees, who kept t heir whistles out of sight for m uch of the match. One yellow card for a flag rant violation was handed o ut it went to a Sebring player. Gori, who assisted on two goals in Sebring's first round win, received special attention from the Osceola defense, which he took exception to, understandably. "We got robbed tonight," he said. "Osceola played dirty. Some of the things they said and did were very disrespectful. They tried to hurt us. "Soccer is supposed to be about having fun. We play with respect. We play with pride." Perhaps Sebring's best chance of the game occurred midway through the first half. As two Osceola defenders manhandled Gori to the left of the Kowboys'goal, tripping, trampling, then holding him down, the junior forward managed to send a header pass from a nearly prone position to Ernst Toussaint, standing all alone in front of the Osceola goal with no keeper in sight. True to Bowyer's words, however, the Blue Streaks couldn't buy a break and Toussaint's shot trickled just wide of the empty goal. The Kowboys began to venture into Sebring territory, although their first shots went high. One attempt soared over the goal and clanged off the football goal post yards behind the pitch. Sebring goalkeeper Ethan Smith made several big saves, including a hard drive off a free kick with a few seconds left in the half. "I don't think we carried anything off the field with us at halftime," Bowyer said. "We left it all on the field." Osceola picked up its offensive pressure after the break and wasted no time, scoring within five minutes for a 1-0 lead. The goal energized the Kowboys and panicked the Blue Streaks. Smith had to make several solid saves on Osceola shots to keep the match a one-goal game. Play continued back and forth, but as the Blue Streaks began to run out of time, they took more risks to generate offense. Bowyer moved Gori to mid to facilitate passing. An Osceola goal was ruled offsides and called back at the 61-minute mark, but the Kowboys took a 2-0 lead seven minutes later. Alittle over a minute after that, the Kowboys put on a passing clinic in front of the shell-shocked Blue Streaks and buried the ball for the final 3-0 lead. Smith had to fend off several more shots in the closing minutes of the game while the Osceola keeper made a solid save on Cody Watson's free kick with three minutes to go. "Ethan did a good job," Bowyer said. "Osceola's a very skilled, disciplined team. We got beat a couple times in the defensive end and they tossed us." It's not likely that anything will console the Blue Streaks at this point, but Osceola coach Tom Bell made sure to give them plenty of kudos after the game. "Sebring's got a great team, a crackerjack team," he said. "They played us close all year. "They're well coached. They've got a quality program. I'd like to play that kind of quality team every time." The Blue Streaks will lose several senior starters, but should continue to field a solid team since plenty of varsity players will return and talented players from the junior varsity will move up. "We had a heck of a se ason," Bowyer said. "My thr ee [senior] captains, Elis ha Klatt, Cody Watson an d Derek Drummond, did a he ck of a job. "Alot of guys stepped u p, but those three really led th is team. I'm proud of all of them. They made my jo b much easier." Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by KATE ROWLAN D Sebring senior Ernst Toussaint fends off an Osceola forward during the Blue Streaks second round loss to the Kowboys in the 5A Boys District Soccer Tournament at Liberty High School in Kissimmee Thursday. Streaks see soccer season end C larke re-tied it inside. But a Jackson three and t wo straight lay-ups ended t he period with the Kowboys e njoying a 24-4 tilt for a 443 7 lead. The lead would be pushed i nto double digits early in the f ourth before the Streaks got b ack on track. And though they would o utscore Osceola down the s tretch, the third-quarter m eltdown dug too deep a h ole to dig out of. "We didn't not execute in t he second half," head coach P rinceton Harris said. Sixteen turnovers in the seco nd half compare to seven in t he first. I am going to drill t hem on that first half, versus t he second half and what we d id." And while the frustration o f letting this one get away was understandable, the positives were definitely seen as to what it means going forward. "(Osceola) knew they were in a ball game," Harris said. "If we play like this in districts, we'll be fine. They just have to play like that for 32 minutes, not 16. We just have to learn to settle down and not be impatient." Jackson would lead all scorers with 32 while Sebring's balanced attack saw Solebello with 15 and Clarke and Taylor with 12 apiece. Their season district schedule done, the Streaks close out the regular season with a visit from Frostproof Thursday before getting ready for the district tournament the following week at Ridge. Continued from 1B Third-quarter meltdown sets Streaks back SEBRING Junior Achievement of Highlands County will hold its'Second Annual Valentine's "Run Your Heart Out" Family 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Feb. 12. Presented by MIDFLORIDACredit Union, registration will be from 7-7:45 a.m. with the race at 8 a.m. Registration fees up to Friday, Feb. 4 are $15, for adult with long sleeve T-shirt, $20 for adult with long sleeve Dri-Fit T-shirt, $5 for student with T-shirt and $40 for a family, up to six, with T-shirts. After Friday, Feb. 4, fees go up $5 for adults and $10 for families. Awards will be presented for Overal, male and female, Masters, male and female, top three in each age group, elementary student, middle school student, best Valentine's costume and best school spirit. All proceeds go to benefit the Junior Achievement programs in Highlands County. Register at www.jahighlands.org or you may send a check, payable to Juni or Achievement, to the Sebrin g Chamber, 227 US Hwy 2 7 N, Sebring, FL33870. For more information or any questions, contact Gr eg Harris at 385-8448, or greg@sebring.org or Sco tt Crutchfield at 402-5650, or scrutchfield@waypointsfina ncial.com Junior Achievement Valentine's Day 5K News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Decaris Jones drives for two in Friday's game with Osceola.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011Page 5B 24 HOUR ROAD SERVICE 1109 W. MAIN STREET AVON PARK452-2031€ Complete Car Care € Brakes € Shocks € Alignments € Oil Service € Tune-Ups Mon -Fri. 9am-4pm Closed Wed.863-385-3497130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, FL 33870 Your Ear Care StoreŽHelping Highlands County HearŽ Better For Over 40 Years 3310 Hwy 27 South Sebring, FL 33870863-402-2786 For information about supporting your Chamber of Commerce on this page, contact us at: 863-385-6155Thank You to the following businesses for supporting the Avon Park and Sebring Chambers of Commerce. 601 W. Main St. Avon Park, Florida 33825 (863) 452-0101 Avon Park (863) 635--6426 Frostproof sales@managementexperts.com www.managementexperts.com CONSULTING • ACCOUNTING  TAXES  PAYROLL Forrest H. Hilton, CPA, PACertified Public Accountant702 US 27 North Avon Park, FL 33825 Phone: (863) 452-2906 Fax: (863) 452-1147 E-Mail: hiltoncpa@embarqmail.com Warren’s Auto Sales“A Good Car At A Fair Price”SINCE 1977811 U.S. Hwy. 27 South • Avon Park, FL(863) 452-2931  FAX (863) 453-7698E-mail: warrens@strato.net www.warrensautosales.com UPCOMINGEVENTS February 1TravelogueAdventureFilmSerie s February 11-19 Highlands County Fair February 11Gallery & Downtown Walk February 12Saturday Night Cruise Car Show February 17Chamber Mixer February 196th Annual Tractor Drive February 19Highlands Hammock Music in the Park Concert Series February 2319th Annual Antique Tractor Show February 5Highlands Hometown Hoe-Down February 5Fly-in Breakfast! AP Airport February 12Avon Park Historical Society Annual Banquet February 19Florida Flywheelers 6th Annual Tractor Drive February 22AP Chamber Members Luncheon February 23-26Florida Flywheelers 19th Antique Engine & Tractor Swap Meet AVON PARK SEBRING Grow Your Business … Advertise with the News-Sun! NEWS-SUN€ 385-6155 Special to the News-SunBRADENTON Take a look a round on Friday, Feb. 4 and you may s ee a seemingly unusual amount of peop le wearing red. But they aren't wearing it for the u pcoming Valentine's Day holiday; t hey're wearing it to raise awareness for t he number-one killer of women: heart d isease. On National Wear Red Day, A mericans will take women's health to h eart, dressing in the vibrant color to m ake women more aware of the dangers o f heart disease. "Many people still perceive heart dise ase as a men's health issue," says Dr. B allard Smith, cardiologist at Bradenton C ardiology Center in Bradenton. However, it affects just as many w omen as men." In fact, heart disease takes the lives of nearly 500,000 women every year, more than all types of cancer combined. And though approximately one out of every four women has some form of heart disease, less than 15 percent of women identify this disease as the greatest health issue affecting them. "This lack of awareness is quite frightening," says Smith. "It's so important that women know about their risk of heart disease, ways to prevent it and how to care for themselves if diagnosed." There are nearly 8 million women in the United States who live with heart disease, a term that encompasses several different heart conditions, including coronary artery disease, heart valve disease and peripheral artery disease. However, many do not know it, as they are not diagnosed with heart disease until the condition worsens. This is why Smith encourages all women to pay attention to potential symptoms and be checked regularly by their doctor. "The best way to prevent, or at least manage, heart disease is to listen to your body," says Smith. "If you experience any symptoms of potential heart disease, visit your doctor and see him or her regularly to monitor your condition." Smith says that symptoms of heart disease include chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, irregular heartbeat, weakness and dizziness. "However, because these can be symptoms of different heart conditions," says Smith, "it is important to see your doctor for a proper diagnosis." National Wear Red Day set for Friday HEALTH

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK In their n ew show "Gravity Attacks" c oming to the South Florida C ommunity College Theatre f or the Performing Arts at 7 :30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, J on Wee and Owen Morse of t he Passing Zone invite the a udience to join them in their f ight against gravity. The five-time Guinness W orld Juggling Record holde rs will juggle such friendly o bjects as chainsaws, torche s, and knives with the greate st of ease. Even audience m embers will be getting in on t he act, as objects to be jugg led. The Passing Zone are l ike Penn and Teller (but c leaner), the Smother B rothers (but hipper), R ingling Brothers (minus the b earded lady), and Cirque du S oleil (but less French) all in o ne. They shot to fame when t hey became finalists on the h it NBC television program America's Got Talent." T hey lost the million dollar p rize to an 11-year old but w on the affection of judge D avid Hasselhoff, who c laimed at their first performa nce to hate all jugglers, until h e let them throw knives a round him onstage and d eveloped an admiration. "People often don't know what to expect with a juggling show," Wee said. "Often it sounds like it's a kid's show, and some people wonder how they are going to watch you juggle for an hour and a half. It's really important to note that it's a comedy show. It really is about the jokes and the laughs and the funny situations. Sure there is a lot of juggling that's what the show is built around but it really is a comedy show." The Los Angeles Times has called the show "Classy, edgy, jaw-dropping, and hilarious. Comedy fans have struck gold here." The Passing Zone is one of the most successful and sought after comedy acts working today. Wee and Morse have been juggling together since 1990 when they appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. They are known just as much for their comedy skills, featured twice at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. The performance is sponsored by Highlands Independent Bank. Tickets range from $22 to $29 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011Page 7B Tickets on sale now at the box of“ce 10 AM … 2 PM 382-2525 or online at www.highlandslittletheatre.org. Broadways heroes and villains in song featuring music from Damn Yankees, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Chicago, Little Shop of Horrors and more. Dinner will be sold at the Friday February 4 performance only, followed by a dedication of the newly constructed stage to Jim McCollum. Friday, February 4th(includes Dinner)$5000Saturday, February 5th2:30pm & 7:00pm Show (no Dinner)$1500 Courtesy photo With flaming torches and roaring chainsaws the Passing Zone performs at South Florida Community College on Wednesday. ARTS& LEISURE The Passing Zone comes to SFCC Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Registration and c lasses start Tuesday at the C ommunity Center for the C hildren's Academy of Arts & T heatre. Known locally as CAAT, class r egistration starts at 3 p.m., and c lasses run from 3:30-5:30 p.m. b eginning on Tuesday, and include a v ariety of creative learning programs f or kids K-12. "This is an excellent chance for kids to have something to do after school, and gives them an opportunity to express themselves in various aspects of the arts," said Krista Flores, CAATdirector. Classes include theatrical movement/dance, creative writing, performing and visual arts, and according to Flores, there are still opening for students this year. Prices for the classes vary based on the program, but are affordable for some, and scholarships are available based on need. Children and teenagers in foster care and protective services, automatically receive full scholarships. "One of our goal's is to raise funds to sponsor children for these scholarships, which would make the program available to more young people," Flores said. CAATis an initiative of the Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County, and also receives funds from the Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency Main Street Program as well as other grants and donors. "Youngsters from all over the county can be involved. Kids are always saying there is nothing to do in Highlands County, and parents are always looking for productive events in a safe and wholesome environment. This is safe, fun and teaches them skills that they can take into t he world and workforce," Flores said Those kids and teens that wish to stay out of the limelight can also fin d a spot in the "behind the scene s" type of work like stage managemen t, costuming, make-up, props and s et design. Call Flores at 212-0800 or vi sit the Web site at www.ccfhighlands.org for mo re information about classes. Children's arts and theatre academy in AP opens registration Special to the News-SunSEBRING There will be an inaugural celebration from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Kenilworth Lodge for Heartland Cultural Alliance's art and music gallery. The opening exhibit will present original art from Highlands County artists working in a variety of medium. The event is open to the public. Wine and snacks, free. At 8 p.m. The Golden Era Big Band will perform and the gallery dance floor opened. Drinks will be available for purchase. A cover charge of $5 per pe rson will apply after 8 p.m This is a fund raisin g event for the Heartlan d Cultural Alliance. The HCAgallery at t he Kenilworth Lodge will fe ature new local artists an d musicians every fir st Saturday of the month. For more informatio n contact Fred Leavitt at 40 28238, or e-mail info@hea rtlandculturalalliance.org. Heartland Cultural Alliance opens art and music gallery Courtesy pho to An inaugural celebration will be held Feb. 5 for the Heartland Cultural Alliance's new art and music gallery.

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Page 8BNews-SunSunday, January 30, 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. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 3:30 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family and Youth Center). Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confessions: 3-3:45 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church."Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP We have a couple of permanent residents in our backyard. We don't see them every day, but once in a while when we're out gardening or playing, o ne of them will poke its h ead out to check things out. These friendly creatures c ome in the form of long, s leek, shiny black racers. T hey are aptly named b ecause these snakes move v ery fast. The southern black r acer (Coluber constrictor p riapus) is one of the nonv enomous snakes that are n ative to our area. Like so m any creatures in nature, t hey are quite interesting. Black racers grow to a bout 30 to 60 inches long. T he adults have skin that is r emarkably shiny and a ppears blackish in color. T heir bellies are gray or b luish-gray and they have w hite markings on their c hins and throats. The young s nakes are marked with dark g ray, red and brown blotche s. Once they reach a length o f 20 inches, they will acquire adult coloration. They hunt during the day, which is probably why we see them so often. They munch on rodents, birds, frogs, lizards, bugs and just about any critter that they can get a hold of. Even though these slithery creatures are classified as constrictors, they are more likely to crush or suffocate their prey than coil around it in an effort to quiet it. They generally hunt with their heads lifted off the ground, moving at a fast pace. These snakes are great swimmers and climbers. They will fight if cornered, but if given the chance, will quickly slither away from threats. Like so many other types of snakes, they may vibrate their tails in dry leaf litter to sound like a rattlesnake and scare away predators or humans. They generally inhabit wooded areas where cover is available, however, as with our backyard friends, they are commonly seen in yards and neighborhoods. Their enemies include birds of prey such as hawks and eagles and, of course, man. Unfortunately, many of these beautiful creatures are killed by humans either by accident or out of fear. While crossing the roads, many snakes are run over by vehicles. Even though these snakes are non-venomous, many folks just plain don't like snakes and kill them when they see them in their yards. Even though snakes have a bad rep, they do have their usefulness. They keep the rodent population down, which in turn keeps the disease rate lower. Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. Rodent-borne diseases are spread directly to humans through bite wounds, consuming food or water that is contaminated with rodent feces, coming in contact with surface water contaminated with rodent urine, or through breathing in germs that may be present in rodent urine or droppings that have been stirred into the air (a process known as "aerosolization"). Diseases from rodents are also spread indirectly to humans by way of ticks, mites and fleas that transmit the infection to humans after feeding on infected rodents. In some cases, the rodents are the reservoirs (carriers) of the diseases, while in other cases the ticks, mites, or fleas act as the disease reservoirs (www.cdc.gov/rodents/diseases/index.htm). They also eat many types of insects, which is a good thing for most of us, keeping some of the undesirable bugs out of our yards. They don't cause any harm to landscapes, plants or structures and don't eat their way through the walls in an effort to get in! They also indicate whether an ecosystem is healthy or not. As with the prehistoric dinosaurs, carnivores are attracted to areas with a strong population of herbivores. Herbivores inhabit areas where the plants are plentiful and healthy. If a natural environment is without the presence of carnivores especially top-of-the-food-chain carnivores like snakes the biodiversity of that area is generally not good. Out of the hundreds of varieties of snakes, only a handful of them are poison ous. In Florida, we have only five species, statewide that have venom. Usually, i f you see a snake it is more afraid of you than you are o f it. If left alone, the snake will most likely go away an d find a place to hide. Usuall y snakes won't bite people unless they are perceived a s a threat. More people are killed by being struck by lightning or bitten by an insect than by snake bites. The snakes that inhabit our backyard are welcome visitors. We know that they are keeping the mice and rats from the nearby vacant lots to a minimum. We also enjoy watching them as we go about our business. They have never tried to bite us and don't seem in the least bit aggressive. In fact, whe never we spot one of them, we get a little excited and call to each other to come over and take a look. These beautiful creatures give us a little more diversity in our backyard wilderness. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). Southern black racers enjoy some back yards News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo This black racer is an indication that the biodiversity of the area is good. The presence of carnivores especially top-ofthe-food-chain carnivores like snakes indicate that herbivores are present in the area as well.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. JEWISH Temple Israel of Highlands C ounty, 382-7744. Rabbi Lorraine R udenberg; www.templeisr aelofhcfl.org.Temple Israel is a R eform Temple that promotes the e nduring and fundamental princip les of Judaism. Through prayer, s tudy and friendship we strive to e nrich our lives and insure Jewish c ontinuity in Highlands County. F riday Evening Shabbat Services, 7 :30 p.m.; Saturday afternoon intro t o Hebrew, 12:30 p.m.; Saturday i ntro to Judaism, 2 p.m.; Saturday a fternoon Torah Study, 3:30 p.m.; H avdallah, 5 p.m. Jan. 7-8; Jan. 21; F eb. 4; Feb. 18-19; March 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, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Esther and Mary Circles business meeting, 3:30 p.m. third Thursday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 7 p.m. second Tuesday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday; Family Movie, 4 p.m. third Sunday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, 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,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.presbychurch.org. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix 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 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, t here are times in your life when things w ill be easy. This week you will discove r what it feels like to breeze through all t he things you wish to accomplish. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, y ou're a lonely soul this week and that's b ecause you are choosing to isolate y ourself from others. Think about social e ngagements for next week. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Get up a nd try something that is completely o utside of your comfort zone, Gemini. Y ou will discover the rush of excitement t hat can ensue when you push yourself t o the limit. Cancer(June 22-July 22) You n eed a place to rest your head, Cancer. T hat's because you've been working y ourself ragged for the last several days. I t's time for some much-needed R&R. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, as m uch as you may hate to admit it, you t ook someone's advice and everything w orked out for the best. Even though y ou butt heads with this person, express g ratitude. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, if you're stuck in a rut it's time to do something about it. Put all of your usual excuses aside and try something a bit different this time around. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, they say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and your resolve certainly will be put to the test this week when many obstacles lie ahead. With some help, you'll survive. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Just when you thought you could relax, Scorpio, new responsibilities pop up that need your immediate attention. It could be time to delegate some of these tasks. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21 ) Sagittarius, it might take a little while for you to dig out from behind the pile of honey-do tasks on your list. However, once you do, it will be smooth sailing for at least a month. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, someone can use your help this week, but you won't know who it is until the week progresses. Just leave your calendar open for the next several days. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, there are busy times ahead, so rest up for the days of work on the horizon. You won't be tackling everything alone, but there will certainly be a lot to do. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, you're on the road this week, whether it's a recreational trip or strictly business. Expect a few bumps along the way. Jan. 30 Christian Bale, actor, 37; Jan. 31 Kelly Lynch, actress, 52; Feb. 1 Lisa Marie Presley, singer, 43; Feb. 2 Shakira, singer, 34; Feb. 3 Morgan Fairchild, actress, 61; Feb. 4 Alice Cooper, singer, 63; Feb 5 Michael Sheen, actor, 42. Taurus is a lonely soul this week, but there are busy days ahead for Aquarius

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If you watched the State of the Union address recently, you may have noticed that President Obama, as he exited t he House of Representatives c hamber, signed programs of t he printed speech provided t o members of Congress. He e ven made a joke about selli ng his autograph on eBay t hat was picked up by a news m icrophone. While most of us don't h ave the recent State of the U nion address program, I k now from my appraisal e vents that many of you have o ther presidential collectibles f rom George Washington's a dministration to the present. I always advise people to c ollect objects that chronicle a historic event as those o bjects will hold their value. S o, what's more historic than t he story of our nation's presi dents? Some of the most common c ollectibles relating to the p residential history relate to G eorge and Martha W ashington. For example, I h ave appraised Washington p ortraits, Mount Vernon p lates, and other collectibles. F rom historic documents w ith Washington's authentic ated autograph to plastic m ugs featuring his likeness, W ashington objects are of i nterest and most relate to the P resident's courage in battle a nd vision for our young c ountry. Recently, I appraised a rare p air of dolls made by the E ffanbee company featuring George and Martha Washington in period costumes. The George doll is dressed in a tricorn hat and military garb typical of the 18th Century and the Martha doll wears a lace trimmed dress and pink overcoat. These collectible Washington dolls by Effanbee are worth $1,500. Don't just throw out those old dolls, particularly presidential or other celebrity style dolls, from the attic. You could be trashing some real cash. Presidents Jefferson, Lincoln and Jackson are arguably the most popular presidents when it comes to the 19th Century antiques and collectibles market. For instance, Lincoln and Johnson campaign buttons have sold for upwards of $5,000. Since the 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt interesting personality and love of hunting was highlighted by some of the world's toy companies during his administration. In 1909, the Schoenhut Toy Company manufactured the Teddy Roosevelt African safari set featuring a group of moveable action figures. The set came with a printed landscape scene and action figures of President Teddy and wild animals from lions and tigers to giraffes and gorillas. Recently, this antique toy set sold for $44,000. Typically, presidential collectibles are a good investment as long as your piece is authentic and of historical value. That means those "collectible" Obama action figure dolls will probably not command big bucks. Yet, those State of the Union programs that President Obama signed in the House chamber on January 25, 2011, they'll be worth about $25 by the time we go back to the polls in November of 2012. Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and awardwinning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide and antiques themed cruises. As seen on NBC's The Tonight Show and Comedy Central's The Daily Show, watch Dr. Lori on the national TV morning show, Daytime on NBC WFLA 8 at 10 AM. Visit DrLoriV.com, Facebook.com/DoctorLori, or call (888) 431-1010. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011www.newssun.com Newborns € Children € AdolescentsOFFICE HOURS: Rajeswari Sonni, M.D., F.A.A.P. Praveen Krishnadas, M.D., F.A.A.P. Anoop Palta, M.D., F.A.A.P. Vishakha Nakhate, M.D., F.A.A.P. David Kleczek, P.A.C. Amy Grimes, P.A.C. Mercy L. Seralde, M.D. Maria C. Perez, M.D. Maria B. Asis, M.D., F.A.A.P. 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She began playing the violin and got hooked on the classics playing Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. "I would practice for hours on the violin playing all this classical music, and then I'd turn the radio on and start jamming to Charlie Daniels," she said. She received a bachelor's degree in classical violin and voice from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Md. Upon receiving a full-tuition scholarship from the University of North Texas, she earned a master’s degree in violin and music education. "I was fortunate to get a good solid musical education," she said. "But I always knew that instead of playing for the New York Philharmonic or being an opera diva, I was going to write my own songs and sing and play in my own band." Ann has performed with such artists as Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Hamlisch, as well as touring all over the country and playing on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. with country music legend Bill Anderson. Singing an d playing with these artis ts gave her the incentive to take the Stephanie An n Show on the road, whi ch resulted in a budding pe rformance career. Her debut CD, titled A Little Fiddle Action," n ot only highlights her abili ty on the violin/fiddle, b ut makes it clear that she c an write a song just as well as she can sing. Her lyrics a re reflective and her melodi es make up a unique blend of pop, gospel, jazz, and cou ntry music. Besides receiving stan ding ovations for her ene rgetic and spontaneous pe rformances all over t he United States, Ann has pe rformed sold out shows in Europe and Canada whi le promoting her second C D entitled "Here I Am" f or which she wrote nine of 1 0 songs. The 2011 Matinee Seri es is sponsored by Je an Moyer, Dr. and Mr s. Placido M. Roquiz Jr., an d Drs. Abe and Carmeli ta Lim. The media sponsor f or the season is Heartland Su n Times. Tickets range from $ 11 to $16 and may be pu rchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.sout hflorida.edu. Tickets m ay also be purchased by ca lling the SFCC Box Office at (863) 784-7178 or by vis iting the SFCC Box Offi ce located in the front of t he SFCC Theatre for t he Performing Arts, 600 We st College Drive, Avon Par k, Monday-Friday, 11:3 0 a.m.-2:30 p.m. SFCC Matinee Series presents Stephanie Ann concert Feb. 1 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Dave Bennett Septet performs a tribute to Benny Goodman and other clarinet greats in a performance titled "Clarinet Swing Kings" during South Florida Community College's Jazz Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 in the SFCC University Center Auditorium. Dave Bennett is a jaw-dropping clarinet prodigy who brings to life the music of "The King of Swing" with incredible technique, expression and sensitivity. Vocals made famous by such Goodman singers as Peggy Lee and Helen Forrest are brought to life by jazz singer, Carol McCartney. The talented septet also includes bass, drums, piano, vibes, and acoustic guitar. The group has worked out harmonized riffs and ensemble parts, famous from the original Goodman recordings, and play Goodman's big hits and "swing-era" classics like "Moonglow," "I've Got Rhythm," "Body and Soul," "Slipped Disc," "Sing, Sing, Sing," and many others. The septet also pays tribute to other clarinet greats of the 1930s and '40s. It performs hits by Artie Shaw such as "Nightmare" and "Begin The Beguine;" Pete Fountain's "At the Mardi Gras," "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," "Do You Know What it Means? (To Miss New Orleans)," "St. James Infirmary" and "You are My Sunshine;" Jimmy Dorsey's "Perfidia" and "Fools Rush In;" Woody Herman's "Woodchopper's Ball;" and Acker-Bilk's "Stranger on the Shore." The 2011 Jazz Series is sponsored by John and Evelyn Mills, Tom and Nancy Mitchell. The performance sponsors are Dr. P.J. Patel and an individual who wishes to remain anonymous. Tickets range from $24 to $27 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida. edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office located in the front of the Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Dave Bennet Septet gives tribute to clarinet greats Courtesy photo The Dave Bennett Septet performs a tribute to Benny Goodman and other clarinet greats in a performance titled Clarinet Swing Kings' during South Florida Community College's Jazz Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 in the SFCC University Center Auditorium. 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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870.MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous O ne Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant P resbyterian Church, 4500 S un N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. F or details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 6:30 p.m. at R osewood Center, 517 U.S. 2 7 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at S t. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. F or details, call 202-0647. Ambucs a local charity that a ssists people with disabilities, m eets at noon every first M onday at R.J. Gator's Sea G rill and Bar, Sebring. The m eeting is open to the public. F or details, call 386-4387. American Legion Placid P ost 25Lake Placid has shuff leboard at 1 p.m. Lounge h ours are 12-9 p.m. Legion a nd auxiliary boards meet at 6 p .m. General meeting at 7 p .m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Happy h our from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711 448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts a t 7:30 p.m. for members and g uests. For details, call 3850 234. Avon Park Lakes A ssociation has shuffleboard a t 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. T he clubhouse is at 2714 N autilus Drive in Avon Park. AvonPark Veterans Honor G uard meets first Monday at t he American Legion Post 69, A vonPark. For details, call 3 82-0315. Boy Scout Troop 482 m eets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., L ake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3 85-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6 :30 p.m. first and third M onday at the Dairy Queen in f ront of The Home Depot, S ebring. For details, call Ed R obson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home a nd Community Education m eets from 9-11 a.m. weekly o n Mondays at The AgriC enter. The group of sewers a nd crafters make items for r esidents of adult congregate l iving facilities. Call Penny B ucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ I ntermediate and Intermediate C logging class are held at 9 a .m. every Monday at R eflections on Silver Lake, A von Park. Call Julie for furt her information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners S quare Dance Club meets f rom 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first a nd third Monday at Sebring C ivic Center from December t hrough April. There will be a lternating mainstream and p lus dancing with rounds. C asual dress or square dance a ttire is acceptable. For more i nformation, call Sam Dunn at 3 82-6792 or e-mail him at s amdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children w ith special needs, which resumes in September. Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands County Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. at Charlie's Restaurant, Commerce Street, Sebring. Highlands Stamp Club meets the first Monday. Talk and swap at St. John's United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For details, call Bob Gleisner at 471-6526 or Budd Steinke at 382-9373. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 3:30-5:30 p.m. first Monday at Conference Room 2, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 402-0177. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for details. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branchmeets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Patriots Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month September through May at the Church of the Redeemer Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly across from Wells Motor Company, three-tenths of a mile north of the South Florida Community College stoplight. Call 471-2096. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jim's house. For details, call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Women of the Moose has chapter meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has a joint officers meeting on the first Monday of each month at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. The Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday for chapter enrollment, refreshments and trivia pursuit. For details, call 6553920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444.SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, at 2-4 p.m. has country music played by Just Country. Donation $3 for single, and $5 for couple. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Inerstate chapter of A.B.A.T.E. meets the last Sunday of every month at The Blue Crab, 825 Ridgewood Dr., Sebring at 11 a.m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 plays euchre at 1:30 p.m. and E&J Karaoke is from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 3855714. Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. Highlands County Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. at Charlie's Restaurant, Commerce Street, Sebring. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to mem bers and qualified guests only Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christia n Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, nea r the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863 ) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. a t Beef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 127 p.m. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Historical Societ y open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Mondays at Sebring Library. For details, call Gabri el Read, 453-2859 or Barbara Stringer, 453-6661, Ext. 305. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship ha ll at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. Ca ll Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign War Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details call 699-5444. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011Page 11B Established 19311600 US 27 South € Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, 385-0125 111 E. Circle St. Avon Park, 453-3101 Chris T.Nelson Craig M. Nelson Darin S. MacNeil W .W LUMBER CO. 465-3331Hwy. 27 S. 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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 4 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, great northern beans, diced pears, dried blueberries, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, carrots and dip, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, green beans, cocoa clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, broccoli, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Sun Chips, fresh apple slices, chocolate chip cookie, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadsticks, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, great northern beans, diced pears, dried blueberries, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, PBJ sandwich meal, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast Egg and Cheese Daybreaker, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Cinnamon Toast Crisp, string cheese, pear fruit cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, peach cup. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, rosy applesauce, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, peach cup, chocolate milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup. Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, orange glazed carrots, tossed salad, cocoa clodhoppers, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, grape juice, white milk, strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice. Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Strawberry banana yogurt, honey bear crackers, apple juice, chocolate milk, breakfast frittata, grape juice. Lunch Turkey and gravy,egg noodles, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, peach cup, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, apple crisp, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, rosy applesauce, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, orange glazed carrots, cocoa clodhoppers, fresh apple slices, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburger, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, peach cup, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, January 30, 2011www.newssun.com Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. Medicare and almost all insurance accepted First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. SCHOOLMENUS Follow the News-Sun online at www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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Have you ever received unexpected news that bowls you over? First shock waves electrify your body. Y our mind gets numbunbel ieving.You slowly lower y ourself into a chair trying to d igest the news. Tears flow as frustration, h urt and anger build.Let's f ace it, when this happens w e're a mess!The temptat ion is to react with the same s uffocating emotions. That's not to say that anger i s always wrong or that we s hould never feel the emot ions described.Certainly, w e are wired with the emot ional fittings that trigger s uch reactions.They are h ealthy and help us sort t hrough the things we simply cannot understand. But if these emotions are allowed to simmer and come to a boil, that's when we are in danger of irrational thinking and depression.There is a way to prevent this from happening. Not too long ago, we were faced with this deluge of emotions. The natural thing was to try and figure it all out by ourselves.Some venting occurred and helped us work through the process of acceptance. However, when after a few days we sensed we couldn't let go, we had to search God's Word and listen for his voice in the matter. Through Scripture and the help of a book on hearing God's voice, my husband, Ken, and I realized that God wasn't offering specific answers to the overall problem and questions that had us tied in knots. Rather, he asked how we were going to respond to news we didn't understand or like; and, that had us wondering about his will in all of it. We soon discovered that for us, the heart of the matter was not so much the problem we were facing. Rather, would we respond in faith?Would we believe that God is in control and though we were surprised, he was not?Would we believe and hope in the God who promised in Hebrews 13:5, NKJV, "I will never leave you nor forsake you"? It was time to allow the Holy Spirit to really minister to our spirits, to open our hearts, ears and minds to what he would be teaching us.Within moments, by his grace, he gave the immediate answer to our cries for help. Trust, hope and expectancy in God. Rest of spirit, emotions and mind descended over us and we could affirm verse 6, "So we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper, I will not fear.What can man do to me?" We will let the Lord unravel the rest.Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent and an award-winning writer. DearAbby: One of my sisters-in-law has a recipe for pancakes and puts in a secret ingredient. She got the recipe from a relative who asked that the mystery never be revealed. Well, the relative died recently, and I'd like to know what the ingredient is because those pancakes are out of this world! Would my sister-in-law be betraying his request by sharing the secret? She says she made a promise and is going to keep it. What do you think? Craving the Cakes in Florida DearCraving: Obviously, you have raised this subject with your sister-in-law and she refused to share the complete recipe. From that, I can only conclude that she plans to take her knowledge of the secret ingredient to her grave with her. What do I think? I think she's acting selfishly because good food is meant to be enjoyed by as many people as possible. P.S. If you really want to know what that secret ingredient is, you'll have to smuggle one of her pancakes out and have it analyzed by a laboratory. DearAbby: I have a friend, "Dina," whom I have known since we were in kindergarten. (We are in our early teens now.) Her mom was in jail when she was a very young girl because of drugs, and she abandoned Dina. Because of this, my mother won't allow me to go to her house or let her come to our house. Whenever Dina asks if we can hang out, I have to make up some excuse. She says, "You're always busy." I know it hurts her feelings when she hears I go to other friends'houses. I know I need to respect my mother's wishes, but maybe we can make an agreement. Can you help me? Dilemma With Dina in Southern California DearDilemma: I'll try, but there are no guarantees that what I say will change your mother's mind. Blaming Dina for her mother's mistakes is unfair to the girl. If your mother doesn't want you going to her house because she is afraid there might be "bad influences" her concerns may be valid. However, for her to come to your home and see what a functional family is like and learn the values you are being taught would benefit her greatly. And it would be no threat to you. And that's why I hope your mother wi ll find it in her heart to relent DearAbby: I have an awesome relationship with "Jack." He's very attractive polite, has a good job and i s, basically, what I am lookin g for in a future husband. My problem? Jack left hi s longtime girlfriend for me. So how do I know he isn't going to do the same thing to me? He swears he would never do it, but what if he was telling her the same thing? Dazed And Confuse d, Missoula., Mon t. DearDazed: How old ar e you two? If you're teenagers, then Jack may still have acres of wild oats to sow, and what happened to his former girlfriend cou ld happen to you. However, if you are olde r and mature, then surely you realize that men who are happy and satisfied in their relationships do not usually leave their girlfriends "for" someone. They leave because something they fee l is important is missing. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: "Abby's Favorite Recipes" and "More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby." 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Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 01/22 Thursday 02/03 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee COMING SOONFeb 11JUST GO WITH IT DIVERSIONS HOWTOREADTHEPERSONALADSBy MELROSEN ACROSS 1 Like electric basses 6 Chorister's cover 10 One of the Wayans brothers 15 Story morals, e.g. 19 Rouen room 20 Airline since 1948 21 Chevy model 22 Another, in vila 23 "Free spirit" means ... 27 Without delay 28 Outback runner 29 Have something 30 Sarge's boss 31 "Enjoys long conversations" means ... 39 Spohr's Opus 31 and others 40 Flying Clouds, e.g. 41 Came to the rescue 42 Fractions of a joule 43 They don't skip 48Downs 44 "Otello" composer 46 They may be dirt: Abbr. 49 "Likes home cooking" means ... 55 Solfeggio syllables 58 Syr. and Eg., once 59 "Wassup," formally 60 Big name in vacuums 61 Word of exhortation 62 E-mail button 64 Call's partner 66 Writable storage media, briefly 67 "Adventurous" means ... 74 Daughter of Phoebe 75 Seaside cottage asset 76 Describe in detail 77 Canon camera named for a goddess 78 Alley "oops" 80 Common people 83 Rented 84 Must-take coll. course 85 "Enjoys the beach" means ... 91 Slapstick prop 92 Cuts, say 93 Big cut 94 Terrier of film 98 Ring for breakfast 100 Brewery oven 101 Sans contractual buyers 103 "Likes to cuddle" means ... 108 Pesto or aioli 109 Ending for ranch 110 British ref. 111 Compass dir. 112 "Takes long walks" means ... 120 Env. stuffer 121 "History of the World: __": Brooks film 122 "La __ Breve": de Falla opera 123 Tropical palm 124 Handy abbr. 125 Liqueur herb 126 Struck (out) 127 Small songbirds DOWN 1 Just plain silly 2 Stink 3 Digging up some dirt 4 2002 British Open champ 5 Windup toy device 6 Excite 7 Opry adjective 8 Piano or roll follower 9 Bridge guru Culbertson 10 Impassive 11 "Aqu’ se __ espa–ol" 12 Some sushi tuna 13 Distressed state 14 Ariz. neighbor 15 Doughnut-shaped 16 Playwright Fugard 17 Chalice's cousin 18 "Smooth Operator" singer 24 Paramedics, briefly 25 Rogers Centre team, familiarly 26 North Sea feeder 32 Lucie's dad 33 Buck suffix 34 "Guh-ross!" 35 Six-Day War figure Dayan 36 Milhouse's pal 37 Venice Film Festival site 38 Warhol "superstar" Sedgwick 43 "SNL" producer Michaels 44 Restaurant worker who's rarely in the restaurant 45 Historic period 46 "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" author 47 One may be an item 48 Stop: Abbr. 50 "La Bohme" waltzer 51 Exercise portmanteau 52 Jostled 53 Enlarge, in a way 54 Rookie 55 Calendar col. 56 "That feels go-o-ood" 57 "Let's" evoker 63 Research assoc.? 65 Kenan's TV pal 66 Tailed orbiter 68 Ore source 69 Bug like a pup 70 Doesn't hold back 71 Zip 72 Cedar Rapids college 73 Litigator's letters 78 Just a taste 79 Luau dish 81 Had, in the Bible 82 Hidden supply 86 Big opening? 87 River of central Germany 88 Arcade foul 89 "C—mo __?" 90 Hardly thoughtful 95 "The Faerie Queene" poet 96 New Jersey town near the George Washington Bridge 97 Substituted for 98 "Key Largo" co-star 99 Me-tooer 100 __ about 101 Till bills 102 "I won't sign" 103 Is forbidden to, quaintly 104 New Mexico state flower 105 Bumps into 106 Banks called "Mr. Cub" 107 "Such a pity" 108 Right-hook man in "Peter Pan"? 113 Mud bath venue 114 Block 115 "__ tu": 44-Across aria 116 Apple pioneer? 117 Thumbnails, nowadays 118 Poetic praise 119 M‡laga Mrs. Solution on page 9B Sister-in-law refuses to spill the beans of recipe's secret Dear Abby Should I react or respond? Just let God show you the way Pause And Consider Jan Merop Q: Our first child, a 10-month-old b oy, bangs his head on the headboard o f his crib when we put him to bed. He d oesn't cry or exhibit any distress, but h e pushes himself to his hands and k nees and then begins rocking forward a nd backward, banging his head in the p rocess. I'm very worried, although in a ll other respects, he acts normally. Is t his something I should tell his doctor a bout? Can it be stopped, and if so, h ow? A: I'm not the least bit concerned a bout your son, but I think you may h ave come down with a moderate case o f "First-Time Parent OverI nterpretation of Anything That Seems E ven Slightly Off the Norm S yndrome." Unless dealt with successf ully in its early stages, this syndrome c an and will worsen over time and ultim ately dooms parenthood to 18 or m ore years of anguish over one i nsignificant thing after another. Indeed, head-banging is associated w ith certain profound forms of mental a nd emotional disability, but otherwise h appy, healthy infants have been k nown to gently "bang" their heads as a means of relaxation. What your son is doing to put himself to sleep is a form of what's called "nonpathological headbanging." Consider it the physical equivalent of counting sheep. He gets up on his hands and knees facing the crib headboard, begins rocking rhythmically back-and-forth, gently banging his head in the process, and in short order, he's fast asleep. He should certainly be allowed to keep on rockin' in the free world. As for you, I prescribe a week-long Caribbean vacation. Q: When I give my 5-year-old daughter an instruction of some sort or other, she does what I tell her to do, but not without some amount of "lip." She'll mutter under her breath (but I can usually hear what she's saying) things like "stupid," or she'll tell me I'm "mean" and then stomp off and do whatever it is I told her to do, usually a chore. Should I punish her for these outbursts? If so, how? A: Exasperated outbursts of this sort fall into two categories: there are those that accompany belligerent and defiant disobedience, and there are those that don't. Your daughter's outbursts definitely fall into the second, more rare, category. She vents, but she obeys. Aren't you the fortunate one? My standard recommendation concerning this second category borrows from one of Great-Grandma's Parenting Aphorisms: leave well enough alone. The important thing is that your daughter obeys. Yes, her venting is a tad disrespectful, but if you make that an issue, you could quickly find yourself in a power struggle with a child who is becoming both more disrespectful and increasingly defiant. You don't want to push this downhill, so take Great-Granny's advice: ignore your daughter's outbursts. My prediction is that if you pay them no mind, they will gradually fade away. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers parents' questions on his website at www.rosemond.com. Don't worry about things that don't matter Living With Children John Rosemond The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, January 30, 2011 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesOverwhelmed Tends to be in financial survival mode. Hashighcreditcarddebtandmeagerassets.Feels unprepared for retirement. The overwhelmed personality is unsure when or if they'll be able to retire. And when they do, they expect to significantly reduce their living expenses and possibly to continue working. What to do: Get control of spending. Keep track of your spending during the next month everything from rent or mortgage to your morning coffee at the cafŽ down the street. Looking at those expenses will show you how extra spending begins to add up. A $5 lunch every weekday can cost you nearly $1,300 over the course of a year. That $1,300 could help you get closer to your financial goals if you stop spending it. You can find helpful expense tracking and spending worksheets at www.smartaboutmoney.org.Reduce debt. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling recommends paying at least double the minimum required credit card payment. High interest rates and only paying the minimum due will cause you to pay more in interest and extend the term of your debt. For example, if you have a credit card balance of $3,000, with a 17 percent APR, it will take you 126 months to pay it off, and you will pay $2,241 in interest charges alone. Calculate the true cost of paying just the minimum at www.creditcard.com. Strategize savings and investment. The National Endowment for Financial Education recommends saving money in three categories money for an emergency fund, money for short-term purchases, and money for long-term goals, such as retirement. Emergency fund and short-term spending money should be kept in a savings or money market account that is easily accessible. Long-term funds can be invested in mutual funds, stocks or bonds. Paying yourself first putting money aside before you spend any is one of the best ways to start a strong retirement planning program. Resilient Still working. Moderate income, moderate assets. Concerned about outliving income. The resilient personality tends to be in their late 50s and is worried that the U.S. is entering a major economic depression. They know they need to invest for retirement, but might not have time to save enough. What to do: Reduce spending. Here again, examining your spending habits can pay off. Look at what you're spending, particularly on bigger ticket items. Having that money automatically deducted from your paycheck and put into a retirement, savings or investment account now will help you build your nest egg for the future. The American Institute of CPAs has a Benefits of Spending Less Calculator that shows you how much your budget reductions could be worth (www.360financialliteracy.org). Delay Social Security benefits. If you start receiving benefits before your full retirement age, your benefits will be reduced. For example, according to the Social Security Administration, if you choose to retire at age 62, it could result in a reduction as much as 30 percent. You'll get your largest benefits at age 70. Calculate your benefits at www.ssa.gov. Invest now. Are you contributing as much as you can to your 401(k) at work? Do you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)? If you are 50 or older before 2011, you can contribute up to $6,000 to your IRA account each year. Consulting with a financial planner is a good way to navigate your options and figure out a solid investment strategy. Get tips on choosing a financial planner from the Financial Planning Association at www.fpaforfinancialplanning.org. Understandingitcouldhelpyourretirementnestegggro w Retirement ResourcesRetirement Nest Egg Calculator www.aarp.org Guidebook to Help Late Savers Prepare for Retirement National Endowment for Financial Education www.smartaboutmoney.org Saving on a Tight Budget www.americasaves.orgAdvice on Getting Out of Debt National Foundation for Credit Counseling www.debtadvice.orgFAMILYFEATURES M ore than 90 percent of people aged 44 to 75 feel the United States is facing a retirement crisis, yet most have a limited understanding of how m uch money they'll need and fear they'll o utlive their income, according to a 2010 s urvey from Allianz Life Insurance Company o f North America (Allianz Life). The study, "Reclaiming the Future: C hallenging Retirement Income Percept ions," found that although 61 percent of t hese people fear outliving their money in r etirement more than death, nearly one third ( 31 percent) say they are not too clear about w hat their expenses will be in retirement, a nd 36 percent have no idea if their income w ill last. "These results are troubling not only b ecause people are fearful about retirement i ncome, but also because of how little they k now about how much money they'll need," s aid Gary C. Bhojwani, president and CEO o f Allianz Life. "We hope that this study will s hed some light on the issue and inspire A mericans to take control of their retirement p lanning today." Y ourFinancialPersonality N early half (47.2 percent) of baby boomers a ged 56 to 62 could be at risk of not having s ufficient retirement income to pay for basic r etirement expenditures as well as uninsured h ealth care costs, according to the Employee B enefit Research Institute. Understanding your financial personality c an help you take the appropriate steps to s tart building a better financial future. Distracted Has the highest income, but net worth has dropped. Has cut back spending, but not changed retire ment or investment strategies. Does not have a plan for growing savings. This group is the youngest (40s to 50s), generall y counts on receiving full Social Security benefits and is relying on 401(k)s more than any other group. While they are worried that their savings won't be adequate for the future, they are conten t to live for today. What to do: Evaluate yourretirement plans. Do you have realistic expectations for your retirement lifestyle? It's time to get a better handle on how much you'll really need to retire, especially if you don't take inflation int o account. Use the Ball Park Estimate at www.choosetosave.org to see if your plans fit your budget, or if you need to adjust your plans. Reexamine investments. Give your 401(k) a checkup. Is it growing enough? The site www.morningstar.com track s mutual fund growth and can show you how well yours are performing. Look at all your investments and make sure they are growing. If not, it may be time for a change. Make changes to secure retirement income. Living longer than expected, unforeseen healt h problems, job loss, more market downturns, and inflation can all drain away retirement funds before you know it. Protecting your assets and guarding against outliving them needs to be a priority. "In our study," said Bhojwani, "the majority of respondents said that the safety of their money matters morenow than it did a few years ago. The attributes people are looking for now in investments are the ability to create a stable, predictable standard of living, and the ability t o provide a guaranteed income stream for life one that won't lose value. Without realizing it, they described an annuity-like solution." An annuity is a contract between you and a n insurance company. In exchange for your purchase payment, the insurance company provides you income, either immediately or some time in the future. To find out more about annuities and whether they are a good fit for you, visit www.allianzlife.com. Whatever your age, whatever your financial personality, it's time to give your retirement plans a checkup and take action to secure the nest egg you've worked so hard for.