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Title: The news-sun
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 03-02-2012
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C M Y K B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING When Memorial,Sun N Lake, and Woodlawn elementary schools were honored recently for lowering student referrals by as much as half,the News-Sun wanted to know more about how it was done. The three schools,and six others,have instituteda program developed by the U.S. Department of Education,called the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Program. Because Sun N Lake was awarded the highest rating reaching the Gold Level the News-Sun sat down with members of the schools PBIS team to learn. e all have an expectation that kids will know how to behave when they get to school,said Tracy Schuknecht,last year the ESE resource teacher and PBIS team member. Many children,however,have no NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, March 2-3, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 30 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 84 65Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Fog in the morning, then warm and sunny F orecast Question: Should all taxes have a sunset? Next question: Is George Boulevard the best place to build a new sheriffs office headquarters? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at O nline I nside Obituaries Helen Dassinger Age 88, of Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 81.6% No 18.4% Total votes: 49 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, #2 front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 1 1 B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Commissioners d ecided Tuesday to move forward with a new sheriffs building at George Boulevard,but not withouts ome backtracking. Early in the discussion,estimates o f the cost for construction more than doubled the $5 million that has set aside for new building. Wre going to get to $11 million to $12 million on this somehow.Thats the gun bar-r el Im looking down,said Commissioner Don Elwell. After several hours of site d iscussions and costs comparisons,Commissioner Ron H andley threw the idea of another look at the Restoration Church back into the discussion. Hear me out,Handley said after another estimate of potentially $7 million wasg iven for a separate Crime Lab/Property and Evidence Facility at Kenilworth B oulevard,changes to the existing jail facility and the p roposed new 20,000 square-foot administration building somewhere else. H andley put the Restoration Church on State Road 66 back on the table because it has all the site workf inished. Handley suggested that the building could be purchased for $2 mil-l ion,has 32,000 square-feet and is structurally sound which could transl ate into cost savings for the county. George Blvd. picked for new HCSO site Benton S ee HCSO,page 6A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK When f ormer finance director Renee Green filed a whistleblower suit against the city Feb. 21,she accused Maria Sutherland,administratives ervices director,of shifting city labor expense to the d epartment of parks and recreation where it would bep artially reimbursed by the county. Greens lawsuit filing presented the shift as an attempt to defraud. Sutherland immediatelyw ent public, releasing a series of emails between herself andT imothy R. Mechling,the countys budge t director. There were three e-mails d ated Aug. 16,2011. At 10:35 a.m.,Sutherland sent Mechling a message Sutherland: e validate everything Sutherland Emails show county gave its OK for shift of labor expense News-Sun photo by LARRY LEVEY Albert Williams looks at a copy of Falling Down for the Count, a book of his writings during World War II that was compiled by his daughter, Becky Sroda. By LARRY LEVEY Special to the News-SunAVON PARKWhen Albert Williams was serving in the Army Air Corps as an enlisted man during World War II,he faithfully corresponded with family back in St. Clair Shores,Mich. Heres how the letter dated March 24,1944,9:15 p.m.,starts off. I have been here at Avon Park five days. We are located in the Everglades swamp,somewhere in Florida. Lots of jungle After many other assignments,Williams had been transferred to the Avon Park (Bombing Range to undergo B-17 bomber crew training. Part of the training Words from war recalled in book Diaries, letters of veteran compiled by daughter On their best behavior GOP PuzzleA look at the partys f ractured factions PAGE1 2BTwo at a time?C ounty hears about b iennial budgeting PAGE2 ADowtown plansC hamber hopes t o liven up Mall PAGE9 AThe LoraxDr.Seuss classic h its the big screen REVIEW, 11B See AP,page 6A See BOOK,page 8A B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING County Commissioners had to make an emergency motion on Tuesday to prevent a lapse in AeroMed coverage. On the agenda was a routine renewal of the Certificate of Public Necessity with Tampa General AeroMed when it was pointed out that a 10-day waiting period was mandated by county ordinance by Emergency Medical Services Director Harvey Craven. Craven explained that the mandatory two-year renewal of the certificate expired on March 2,because of the lateness of the application. The county rule would have created six-day lapse in helicopter medial transport coverage. Craven asked for a waiver of the 10-day waiting period. I am not sure if you can waive that and make it effect on the expiration date or not, Craven told commissioners. The commission had to take a 10 minute break to allow attorney Elizabeth Lenihan to review the ordinance concerning the COPN. After the break,Lenihan Commission makes emergency motion to stem AeroMed lapse N ews-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Fourth-grader Summer Dawe, 9, earns Bee Bucks for answering questions correctly Tuesday during class at Sun N Lake Elementary School in Sebring. Bee Bucks serve as a positive reinforcement tool to reward good behavior. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS A group of fourth graders from Tracy Schuknechts class line up outside their classroom Tuesday at Sun N Lake Elementary School in Sebring. Program helps improve student conduct See COUNTY,page 3A See BEHAVIOR,page 6A Unknown SoldiersWheres the outrage over d eaths of U.S. s ervice members?PAGE2 A

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C M Y K O n the rare occasions when U.S. troops make serio us mistakes, such as accidentally burning the Koran, there is worldwide outrage. On the frequent occasions when U.S. troops are mur-d ered by terrorists, there is mostly silence. I n January, a video apparently showing a group of Marines urinating on aT aliban corpse swiftly spread across the globe, with t he New York Times leading the charge. Even after seven years, t he photos of Army soldiers abusing detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison are an ugly black mark on the American presence in Iraq, the news-p apers editorial board wrote on Jan. 13. Now there is a new scar on the countrys reputation. While desecration of the d ead cannot be condoned, it is shameful for some nationa l media pundits to condemn an entire all-volunteer mili-t ary force for the unfortunate actions of a few. One week before the editorial was published, four Indiana National Guard sol-d iers Staff Sgt. Jonathan Metzger, 32; Spc. Robert Tauteris Jr., 44; Spc. Christopher Patterson, 20; and Spc. Brian Leonhardt,2 1 were killed in Afghanistans Kandahar province when their vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device planted by terrorists. Other than listing the fallen soldiersnames, the New York Timeswrote nothing about the deadly attack. Even though terrorists routinely desecrate the bodies of coalition troops and Afghan civilians with crude bombs indiscriminately buried near roadways and schools, killers of American service members are actually given a voice by some national media outlets. e strongly condemn the inhuman act of wild American soldiers, as ever, and consider this act in contradiction with all human and ethical norms, a preposterous Taliban statement, published by the New York Times in a Jan. 12 story about the urination video, reads. The Taliban embodies the word inhuman. It has harbored Osama bin Laden, raped and tortured thousands o f women, murdered defenseless children and robbed our country of some o f its best and brightest patriots. Enemy propaganda had no place in America after we were attacked at PearlH arbor, nor should it after being struck at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa. On Feb. 22, after copies of t he Koran were accidentally burned at Bagram Air Base, T he New York Times printed a quote from Abdul Sattar K hawasi, a member of Afghan Parliament, which urged attacks against Americans. The quote will not be re-printed in this col-u mn. Since Khawasi incited terrorism in the pages of an American newspaper and elsewhere, several U.S.t roops have been killed and wounded in violent attacks. The Koran-burning mistake, which elicited immediate apologies from President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and Gen. John Allen, commander of the U.S.-led war effort, received more media attention than the deaths of any U.S. troops since 30 American service members, including 22 Navy SEALs, died in an Aug. 6, 2011, helicopter crash. The Feb. 10 death of Lance Cpl. Osbrany Montes De Oca, 20, went virtually unnoticed by the national press. Thats because even though the Marine was from North Arlington, N.J., just five miles from Newark, where Whitney Houstons memorial service was held, his ultimate sacrifice was deemed by ratings-hungry media executives to be far less important than the death of a pop singer. Almost every week in this column, you read the words o f grieving wives, husbands, moms, dads, sisters and b rothers of American troops who have lost their lives in Afghanistan or Iraq. Nobody wants it to happen to them, MariaS impson said after losing her son, Lance Cpl. A braham Simpson, 19, and then her nephew, Sgt. Jonathan Simpson, 25, inI raq. But on the other hand, why should it happen to o ther people but not me? It shouldnt have happened to the Simpson famil y. It also shouldnt have happened to the families of U.S. troops murdered in Afghanistan after the Taliban used accidentalb urnings of the Koran to ignite more violence in a country that our brave men and women in uniform have selflessly shielded since2 001. As Americans, we must a sk ourselves why national outrage is rarely directed ato ur enemies when they kill and maim U.S. troops. While we shouldnt riot in the streets like those trying to tear apart Afghanistan,s houldnt we at least care? T o find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators S yndicate website at www.creators.com/. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, March 2, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 Feb. 24 126141931x:5Next jackpot $3 millionFeb. 21 61217212642x:3 Feb. 18 71837414551x:5 Feb. 29 113172934 Feb. 28 411142430 Feb. 27 1681934 Feb. 26 19131419 Feb. 29 (n 7720 Feb. 29 (d 6272 Feb. 28 (n 5153 Feb. 28 (d 7602 Feb. 29(n 74 9 Feb. 29 (d 264 Feb. 28(n 741 Feb. 28 (d 859 Feb. 28 13104410 Feb. 24 527303812 Feb. 21 928344017 Feb. 17 1922262913 Feb. 24 116182527 PB: 3Next jackpot $94 millionFeb. 21 930394247 PB: 37 Feb. 18 2328505659 PB: 5 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center Annual Elvis Wade show is todaySEBRING The 5th A nnual Elvis Wade show date has been set from 7-10 p.m. today at Sun N Lake of Sebring Community Center at 3500 EdgewaterD rive. Cost is $12 per person. For tickets, call 3828296 or 655-3344. This annual show will have a dance floor that willn ot block the view of people who are into watching the show. Parties of eight or more will have reserved seating to allow them to sitt ogether. Bring drinks, snacks, or a picnic if you wish; ice a nd cups provided. This is one of the two local shows left beforeE lvis leaves Sebring.Recreation Club holding yard saleS EBRING Sebring Recreation Clubs annual y ard sale is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 333 Pomegranate Ave. Abake sale and lunch will be available. Call 385-2966f or details.Chuck White and Friends plays forD ance ClubSEBRING The H ighlands Social Dance Club hosts dancing at the Senior Center on Sebring P arkway from 7-9:30 p.m. today. Have fun and dance the night away to the music of the Chuck White and Friends. B ring beverages, ice provided. Soft drinks, hamburgers and sandwiches are available at the Snack Bar. Admission is $5 for m embers and $7 for nonmembers. Appropriate d ress required. For more information, c all 471-0559.Maryland Day is SaturdayS EBRING Maryland Day will be from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Homers Smorgasbord, 1000 Sebring Square (on U.S. 27 N. andS ebring Parkway-across from Walmart). If you were born in Maryland, lived in Maryland, passed through o r wanted to visit M aryland, you are invited. B ring a friend. No reservat ions needed. Everything is very informal. Pay the cashier at H omers for the buffet. Just ask which room is for the Maryland get-together.Chocolat showing at libraryLAKE PLACID The March schedule of Saturday Matinee films at the Lake Placid Memorial Library is as follows: Chocolat (PG13 Saturday; The Majestic (PG (PG13 S mart (PG13 and Contagion (PG13 March 31. T he public is invited to attend these free showings a t 2 p.m. Seating is limited. Children age 9 or younger m ust be accompanied by an adult.Womans Club plans Big Flea MarketSEBRING The Womans Club of Sebring I nc. will host its annual B igger Than Big Flea Market (benefiting commun ity projects) today and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4260 LakeviewD rive (across from V eteransBeach on Lake J ackson). The club also rents its building for special events. Call 382-1415 for details.Interlake Street Party is todayLAKE PLACID From 6-9 p.m. today merchants along Interlake Boulevard will host their semi-annual street party. DJ Justin Morris will provide an entertaining evening for the whole family. The newM iss Lake Placids will be introduced, there will beb oats, dragsters, fitness d emonstrations, antique cars and a chili cook off. A P eoples Choice Award will be given for the Best Car and the Best Chili. There will be plenty of great food, coffee and Krispy Kremes, dancing in the CO MMUNITYBR IEFS C ontinued on page 5A A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Sgt. Timothy J. Conrad of Roanoke, Va., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Feb. 25. Conrad was assigned to the 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Stewart, Ga. Photo courtesy the U.S. Air Force/Adrian R. Rowan. Wheres the outrage? By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Nell Hays, public information officer for the Highlands County Sheriffs Office, announced on Thursday that a missing and possibly endangered adult, Megan Oliver-Parker, had been found. Oliver-Parker, 28, was reported missing and endangered on Feb. 14 by her family. Oliver-Parker was found Wednesday night in Savannah, Ga. and was unharmed, according to Hays. Her family has been notified and they are on the way to reunite with her. Missing woman found in Georgia B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The county commission heard a presentation on moving t o a two-year budget process at its meeting on T uesday, but took no a ction to move forward. H illsborough County A dministrator Eric R. Johnson discussed his experiences with a twoy ear, or biennial, budget a t the night meeting expressing that the process is worth a look. There are a lot of other governments doing this, J ohnson explained. It c ould save you some staff time each year and free your county up to work on other projects. Johnson said his county went to a biennial budget and it has worked well. The commissioners like it. It doesnt take m ore time. It is just anothe r column in the budget and really is not an awful l ot of extra time for staff, Johnson said. J ohnson also said that e ven in a two-year budget, changes can be made at a ny time if needed. The challenge is what it the major drivers? Staff usually makes personnel d ecisions two years at a time. You will make employee raise decisions that way as well, Johnson said. If you get to the point when you think you are going to do it, let everyone know. Tie it into your capital plans. We have capital plans several years into the future, why cant w e do budgets the same way? Johnson asked. Johnson also said the community needs to understand when the budget decisions will come around in order to secure funding, especially non-profits. Give us a year to investigate and tear it apart, have public meetings and look into it, Commission Chair Jack Richie said. County looks at biennial budget Hillsborough County official says it works well there TALLAHASSEE (AP The Florida House wants to ban storefront operations known as Internet cafes. The House on Thursday voted 72-43 to ban the cafes, which offer electronic sweepstakes entries to customers. Critics charge they are a form of illegal gambling and call the Internet cafes storefront casinos. Those who support a ban include Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi. But the push to ban the operations may go nowhere. Thats because the Florida Senate so far has refused to move the Senate bill that calls for a ban. Senators instead say they want to pass a bill that would regulate the more than 1,000 Internet cafes located around the state. House votes to ban so-called Internet cafes over gambling

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 2, 2012Page 3A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 3/2/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 6 6 9 9 Lake Denton camp 2x3 (00017503 News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE T he county commission had to take emergency action on Tuesday to keep AeroMed helicopters flying in Highlands County. A fter the break, Lenihan informed the commission t hat The certificate shall not become effective until 10 days after approval. I dontt hink there is a way you can get around that 10-day waiti ng period. There is no exception for it in the code, Lenihan explained. A udience member Michael Berry asked why the county was faced with another late application. Certainly, someone must h ave known this renewal was coming up, Berry said. Is there any reason why we get down to the last two or three days before some-t hing has to lapse. Here we are, last minute again and t rying to resolve something. Is it just me, or does thiss eem like it is a repeat of coming in at the last minute when this could have been resolved two, three monthsa go? Is that a fair question? Berry asked. C raven explained that the application was supplied to AeroMed on Jan. 10 and thec ounty received it back for review on Feb. 9, but time h ad to be taken for the public hearing notices and Feb. 27 was the soonest it could get o n the agenda. David Duke, AeroMed EMS director, explained the application process for Highlands County was morei nvolved than other counties and the need to gather information was the reason for the tardiness. e deal with about 23 c ounties around the state of Florida, and your county happ ens to be a little more extensive than many of the coun-t ies we deal with, Duke said. I am well aware of the amount of the amount,C ounty Chair Jack Richie as he waived the 94-page applic ation. Out of all the COPNs, believe me, it is extensive,D uke said. AeroMed was requested f or 140 flights in the county in 2011, according to Craven. Commissioner Barbara S tewart made the motion to renew the certificate, and then made a second motion to grant a temporary certificate through March 8. Due to the fact that we have an emergency situation, I would like to make an emergency motion, Stewart said. C ommissioner Don Elwell, with consensus from t he rest of the board, asked staff to reduce the amount ofp aperwork and return with a less involved ordinance. C ontinued from page 1A County avoids AeroMed grounding with emergency motion By CHRISTOPHER T UFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK City Manager Julian Deleonw ants residents to know the city council approved at first hearing a deferred payment hook-up plan for new utility customers. W hen it is passed, the terms for financing a connection and capacity feesw ill be 20 years with a 5.5 percent interest rate. The city will secure its i nterest through a mutually agreeable municipal utility l ien. The costs which the city will finance are the water meter, backflow pre-v enter, water main tap, capacity fees, and road bore s ervice, Deleon said. He added that initial conn ection fees typically range between $1,500 and $2,500 for residential customers. If someone opts to finance the hook-up fees,w e expect the typical utility bill will increase an added 10 to 18 cents a month. I thought this would be a good customer-friendlym odel for Avon Park, he said. Last year we added 519 p otable water customers and 612 waste water customers. Our operating rev-e nues have continued to rise, while our fixed costs h ave remained fairly constant. Deleon said the city c ouncil is expected to give its final approval to the f inancing plan at its March 12 regular meeting. AP to create new water hook-up financing plan By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Guests cert ainly got their moneys worth at the Second Annual T aste of Highlands event benefiting the Highlands County Humane Society. Treasurer Ann Smith had nothing but great things tos ay about the event and each of its supporters. What a success it was. The food provided by the restaurants was excellent and we know youll want to visit these special friends oft he Humane Society Smith said. M any of Highlands Countys well-known restaurants contributed to the huge success of the Taste event including IHOP,C offee Bean, Cowpokes Watering Hole, Ruby Tuesday, Chalies, Cupcake Royale, Simply Trish, The Palms, Homers, GoldenC orral, Dees Place, Dutchers Diner, Chilis, The Depot and many more. It was just incredible. Cowpokes had a big grill set up and they grilled and grilled until nobody wanted anymore. Ruby Tuesday did the same. We had so many treats from Simply Trish and Cupcake Royale, and Coffee Bean had the most delicious foods, Smith said. Guests also enjoyed the p rivilege of demonstrations f rom the Highlands County S heriffs Office K-9 Unit and Carol Bretons Dog A gility group. T he event was run by a pproximately 30 volunt eers, according to Smith, and each one did their part t o create such a huge succ ess. The volunteers worked d iligently to make sure e veryone was taken care o f, Smith said. All the proceeds from the Taste of Highlands County w ill go directly to the H umane Societys building f und. The board is planning an expansion in order to m ake room for the full c apacity facility to better aid the 60 dogs and 60 cats that currently await perman ent homes. The Humane Society of Highlands Count exists because of the generosity of the citizens and businesses of this county. We are committed to give the best we can to the dogs and cats under our care at the shelter, Smith said. With all of us working together we can do great things. Smith and the Humane Society staff is currently still calculating the funds raised during the event but expects to exceed last years total. Local businesses come together for Humane Society Special to the News-SunSEBRING Brian Hess has been namedi nterim chief executive officer at Highlands Regional Medical Center, effective March 1. He replaces Bob Mahaffey,w ho is retiring. Hess has been serving as CFO at HighlandsR egional since 2009. Prior to that, he was the controller at PhysiciansR egional Health System after beginning his healthc are finance career at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in 2000. Hesse arned a master of business administration d egree from Regis University in Denver, Colo. and a bachelor of science degree in business administration fromM essiah College in Grantham, Penn. V icki DeRenzis has been named interim chief financial officer.D eRenzis was a paralegal at a large law firm in T oronto, Canada before relocating to Sebring in 2000 to start her health c are career in the business office at Highlands Regional. The last several years, she has served as the hospital controller.D eRenzis earned a master of business administration degree and a bachelor of arts degree in organizational management fromW arner Southern University in Lake Wales. M ahaffey will move to Nevada to enjoy spendingt ime and being located closer to his family. Hess named interim CEO of HRMC MANGO (APA29year-old elementary school teacher is being held without bond at the Hillsborough County Jail after being charged with having sex with a 12-year-old boy. Sheriffs deputies say Ethel Anderson was arrested Wednesday night at her home near Tampa. Shes charged with three counts of lewd battery and two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation. Authorities say the investigation began when the boys mother notified detectives that she believed the child was having a sexual relationship. Teacher charged with having sex with boy, 12

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C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, March 2, 2012www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTO DAYSLE TTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Put the citys people firstE ditor: This is addressing the Sebring City Council meeting of Feb. 21 and theG ap Council Administration and Attorney. I must first say that thinking of c hanging the public meeting to an earlier time than they already are is not a good option for those of us within the city who do not get off work until 6 p.m. That includes businesses that don ot close their doors until 6 p.m. Getting to the meetings at 6:30 is almost a hardship for some. At least at hird of the people who were at the m eeting walked in after the start time. ... Its clear that an even earlier time w ould not benefit our community and people who live within and desire to be present and a part of our governmentsa ction. ... Thanks city council for saving taxpayersmoney on the budget. Thanks to the three city council members who chose to keep our rural city a bit longerw ith allowing a minimum of two hens and two pot-bellied pigs to be added to our pets, as well as the five-acre trackso r larger within the city limits to have farm animals within the city. This is the r ight thing to do for our community, which is in the middle of the heartland. Now, to address the negative issues. I s clear and apparent to me that the Heartland Triathlon has outgrown the Circle area for its events when it starts to interfere with homeowners, business owners and other civic events that haveb een present and are a year-long structure within our community for more than 25 years. The Art League, the Library, the Museum, the businesses on Center Avenue are essential places to many within the community and should not suffer at the hands of a once-a-year event and its arrogant personnel in charge. When event coordinators feel that residents and businesses should move if their event interferes with their real property or feel that their event is, in some way, of more importance than a venue they will get a rude awakening from me if nobody else. ... I think our community has bent over backwards to help with this event. ... The City Council gave you permission this year with hesitation to have your race; I seriously suggest that you look around the lake to other areas like by the Elks Club or Veterans Beach as other viable areas to hold this event because as it grows (and it will would no longer fit the downtown area with its restrictions and needs. We have many other events and venues that accommodate the size of the downtown area and do not harm or affect the private peoplesproperty, businesses or other active venues in the area. City Council, please put our communitys, businessesneeds and private property owners above all once-a-year events, especially if they are run by arrogant officials with attitudes who seem to think their event is of more value than all others. Its hard to believe that after three years there are still 14 unresolved issues concerning the Highlands Utilitieseasements. Its kind to give them six more months to work out these issues, but I fear that if they could not do it in three years, they s urely are not going to do it in six months. Do the right thing; remember people and their real property is what matters. Gingerlee Mitchellindo S ebringLower the crime rate instead of privatizeEditor: Governor Scott is pushing the privatization of prisons as one of the maing oals of his tenure in office. I believe that if we are going to talk about priso ns, the main goal should be to lower the crime rate. Look at it this way. Suppose you were a guard and a prison riot broke out, where you might have to put yourl ife on the line to restore order. Does it make more sense to say, Im fighting for my state, for law and order in my community. Or does it make more sense to say, Im fighting for the prof-i ts of my employer!? Some functions just dont privatize very well. In some jobs, loyalty to the community and to the public interest is more important than counting nickels. Florida has one of the highest crime rates in the country and that is what the Governor should be trying to do something about. Dale L. Gillis SebringIts time to rememberEditor: As we watch this Florida Legislature pass a budget where it is inevitable that health care in Florida will decline, perhaps we should remember the sums of federal dollars cavalierly rejected for health care by this same legislature last year. Representative Denise Grimsley, now running for state senate, deftly turned down $54 million in health care funds, on the grounds that Florida had its own programs. Of course as we all knew, the real reason for turning down the funds was strictly partisan: Dont allow a hand up if it comes from the other party they will only put it in their victory column come election time. According to one study, the $54 million for health care turned down by Rep. Grimsley would have translated into $81 million to the Florida economy and created at least 2,000 jobs. Yes, this is partisan politics. And it costs lives. I s time to elect representatives who focus on taking care of people first, i nstead of their political careers. At stake are peoples lives. And we shoul d remember. Paula House Lake Placid BouquetSheriffs Office works hard to recover stolen itemsE ditor: An open letter to Sheriff Benton: W e just wanted to write and let you know how pleased we are with our Sheriffs Office and the amazing job they did when our home was broken into. We returned on Feb. 8 to find our home had been broken into. Ashort time after calling the Sheriffs Office,D eputy A. Singha-Smith (2505 d at our home. She was professional, knowledgeable and very helpful. She took fingerprints and explained the process to us of what we could expect Imagine our great surprise when within less than a week our property had been recovered. We never expecte d to see the items again, to be honest. The names listed on the property recovery papers are Plair (2439 Smith (2457 first item, and we were so impressed that we got the one item back. We we re even more impressed when the next day we received the other items, some that we didnt even know were missing. All of the officers and the detective, Hank Smith, have gone above the call of duty and we just wanted to express our sincere thanks for all they did to recover our items. Detective Smith has been very knowledgeable and helped us a great deal, answering all our questions and giving us information that we needed in a timely manner. Its never a pleasant thing when you have to deal with a break-in of your home, but when you have such kind, caring and competent staff working on your behalf, it makes it all less scary. Again, our sincere thanks to your entire department and everyone who worked so tirelessly to help us. Many Im sure were behind the scenes and w e dont know all their names. It makes us proud to be Highlands County residents. Johnnie and Jeanie Preva tt Sebring A nyone who thinks reforming schools is as e asy as saying, Make it so, is living in La-La Land too. The fact is, educational experiments handle like air-c raft carriers they are huge, unwieldy, hard to steer and need miles to stop. With big experiments, it takes time for a bad idea to be recognized or a goodo ne to be proved. In the meantime a lot of people a re affected. Ever since the turn of the century, public schools in America have been a topic of alarm. Large, far-reach-i ng policies were created at the federal and state levels, each demanding more from districts, schools, parents and students. A t the same time as higher standards were demanded, however, funding for the programs needed to meet those standards was cut back. It is easy to vote a new policy into place, but difficult for the individual doing the adapting day-today developing new habits and ways of doing things, adjusting to new demands and requirements. Fewer teachers are required to do more work and face greater scrutiny. They have no job protection and the methods used to determine professional competency are questionable and incomplete. Now, just at the moment when serious flaws in the No Child Left Behind Act are so apparent that some states (including Florida have received waivers out of the program, its grading system used to rate schools becomes stricter, and the method for determining successful graduation rates tougher. Critics claim the number of F schools in the state will increase by 21 percent; and the graduation rate fall by about 10 percent from a state average of 80.1 perc ent to 70.6 percent. Obviously, high standards are a good thing. Butw e cannot forget that high standards mean different t hings in different settings. We cant expect, for example, a student withc erebral palsy to perform fine motor skills to the same standard as a student w ithout cerebral palsy; or a child with only one year of E nglish be able to read and write to the same standard as a student who has spoken English all her life. Yet the new school gradi ng standards demand that disabled students and those with little English perform on grade level, not simply show improvement year to year as is done now. There is still too much c onfusion at the ivory tower end of things to hold t he men and women in the trenches to account. We would all be wise to take a deep breath, integrate what weve alreadya ccomplished, review where we want to go and think again about how to get there. Ahiatus of a year, or e ven two, before yet another change would benefit everyone and hurt no one. The time should be used by educators to examine data and determine what works and what doesnt, by politicians to find funding solutions and by policy makers to clarify their thinking and consider consequences more seriously. The last thing we need is another anguished chestbeating display with people screaming about how more schools are failing and more American students are falling behind. Here in Highlands County at least, the NewsSun has met too many dedicated educators and seen too many innovative school programs to have lost faith. We believe in public schools. Public schools bonded this nation together. They provide the opportunity essential for a robust capitalist economy. They are worth the investment, the energy and the attention. They are the backbone of America, and they need to be protected from those wandering in La-La Land. Needed higher standards? Or pipe dreams? 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C M Y K Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida lawmakers, racing against the clock to reach a deal on a roughly $70 billion state budget, have signed off on a deal to raise tuition for college students. House and Senate budget negotiators have agreed to the tuition hike even though Gov. Rick Scott has continued to oppose raising the cost of college right now. The deal reached on Wednesday calls for tuition to go up by 5 percent for students who attend one of Floridas 28 state colleges. Legislators are not going to order a tuition hike for the states 11 universities. But the budget anticipates the state panel that oversees the state university system will approve increases of 15 percent for all or most universities. Thats the maximum the board can approve on its own. By handling the university tuition hike this way state lawmakers may be able to avoid a veto by Scott. Republican legislators have defended proposed tuition hikes by noting that Floridas tuition rates are among the lowest in the nation. Lawmakers this year are also considering a separate bill that would allow the states two major research universities University of Florida and Florida State University to have wide power to raise tuition rates. Scott would not say Wednesday if he would veto that bill if it reaches his desk. But he repeated his position that he is not in favor of tuition hikes this year. Every part of government needs to do the same thing Florida families have had to do, they have had to tighten their belts, Scott said. Legislators have until early next week to finalize a deal on a new state budget. Florida law requires the budget to be finished 72 hours before it can be voted on. The session is scheduled to end March 9.Inspirational message bill goes to governorTALLAHASSE Abill allowing school boards to permit student-initiated prayer and other inspirational messages at public school assemblies is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott. The House passed the measure (SB 98gely party line roll call of 8827 Thursday, with Republicans for and most but not all Democrats against. It previously passed the Senate 31-8. Sen. Gary Siplin, an Orlando Democrat who sponsored the bill, says it keeps students rather than administrators in charge of whether and how to deliver messages of inspiration. Opponents say it violates the constitutional principle of church-state separation and will almost certainly be challenged in court. U.S. Supreme Court decisions have banned statesponsored prayer in public schools. s treets, games and fun. Aportion of Interlake Boulevard between Oak Avenue and Magnolia Avenue will be closed top ermit pedestrian traffic and to accommodate special events. Contact Kathy Allaire at allaires@centurylink.net or4 65-4646.Benefit Ride supports Relay for LifeAVON PARK ABenefit Ride to support American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be presented by Beasleys Bikers onS aturday starting at Auto Options, 106 W. Main S. L ine-up begins at 1 p.m.; ride begins at 2 p.m., ending at the Blue Crab Restauranto n North Ridgewood Drive in Sebring. F ood will be available to purchase. ATexas Holdem is also scheduled; $20 sit and play. Call 381-9516 for details.Seminole Trail Run 5K is SaturdaySEBRING The H ighlands Seminole Club presents the second S eminole Trail Run 5K on Saturday at the Sun N Lake Preserve. The cost is $25 perp articipant, with chances to win instant prizes. Registration on race day b egins at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m. Medals w ill be awarded for top finishers in major age groups. Registration forms can be found at highlandsseminoles.org. Call 386-9194 ore -mail mantarayEM@earthlink.net/..Ballroom Dancers plan Saturday eventLAKE PLACID The L ake Placid Ballroom Dancers will host their first M arch dance on Saturday at the Eastside Christian Church fellowship hall from 6:30-9 p.m. The Little Big Band, Uptown Country, will be the musicians of the night supplying old and new favorites, including Latin numbers. E njoy one of the largest dancing arenas in the county with the greatest dance floor. Sandwiches with chips are available at 6 p.m. and sodaa nd water also available throughout the evening. Admission is $5. Fellowship hall is two miles east on County Road6 21 off U.S. 27.Y ard/bake sale benefits Relay for LifeSEBRING Ayard/bake s ale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 216 Grand Prix Drive. Proceedsw ill benefit Relay for Life.DSAC meets MondaySEBRING The H ighlands County District School Advisory Council will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday in the Garland Boggus Board Room at theS chool Board of Highlands County, 426 School St. The p rimary agenda item for this meeting is the Parent Involvement Plan, PE/Healtha nd Parent Communication. If you are a person with a d isability who requires reasonable accommodations in order to attend a DistrictS chool Advisory Council meeting, call 471-5608 three days prior to the scheduled m eeting date and time.Celebrate Womens History on ThursdaySEBRING Tickets are available for a celebration ofW omens History with great speakers. Men and women are invited. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at Inn at the Lakes (Royal Palm Room upstairs). Cost is $35 per person. The meal includes choice of entrees tilapia pepperonata, chicken piccata, veggie tusc an linguine and wine bar. There will also be gift drawings. The speakers will include Sheriff Susan Benton; Janet G oen, president of DWC of Florida; Elena McCullough, Obama for America speakera nd former candidate for H ouse of Representatives, Retired Coast Guard Deidra (Dee Deey of Florida Democratic Party ( chair Rod Smiths wife). Attire is business casual to dressy. To purchase tickets visit D emocrat Headquarters duri ng operating hours or contact Isabel Rogers at 3853999 or email m omcken@yahoo.com.Champions Club hosts Hall of Fame BanquetAVON PARK Reserve your tickets for Avon Park Champions Clubs first Hall of Fame Banquet will at 6 p.m. Saturday at the AvonP ark High School. Hall of Fame inductees i nclude Thomas Gordon, Bill Jarrett, Ronnie Jackson, Lucy Derkman, Guy Garrett a nd Joe Franza. Special recognition will be given to the undefeated 1955 baseball team and James B rown, three-time Cross Country State Champion. T he program also includes a historical presentation of A von Park Baseball by Dr. Ron Sevigny. T ickets are $50 per person and includes a prime rib dinn er. All proceeds benefit Avon Park Academic and Athletic Programs. Tickets can be purchased in person (checks made out to Avon Park Champions Club) at Avon Park HighS chool, 700 E. Main St., or Devtech, 24 S. Lake Ave. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 2, 2012Page 5A FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 3/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 5 5 WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 2 2 Martial Arts America; 3.639"; 3"; Black; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 9 9 9 9 cornerstone 00017504 Eloise Ross 2x3 00017510 juanita webber 1x5 00017532 Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park High School Air Force JROTC members took part in a continued traditionT uesday afternoon at the high schools auditorium. The cadets watched as their former commander passed the baton to thei ncoming officer during the Change of Command Ceremony. It is the 19th time it has occurred at the Avon Park HS AFJROTC, statedM ajor James Galloway, JROTC instructor. C adet Major Kathy Norman assumes command of the cadets from previousc adet commander Angel Perez. P erez spoke to the unit briefly Tuesday about his time as commander and what he hopes the future will bring after he leaves. I always wanted to get here. When I first got into t his (JROTC this position and it came so fast and its went so fast ...D ont let this slip. Dont let the program go down, cont inue to work hard, Perez said. Following Perez, Norman a ddressed the unit. Norman expressed her goals for the unit and aspirations as the n ew commanding officer. Norman plans to be a g reat commander while taking the unit to multiple drill competitions and represent-i ng the unit the best way that she can. Following the ceremony, f our of the cadets were recognized for their writing tale nts in the Voices of Democracy contest. The cadets Victoria Galloway,K yanna Matta, Dominique Bryant and Jirah Ligon each received a cash prize. New commander takes over APHS JROTC unit News-Sun photo by BRIANAWASHINGTON A von Park High School Air Force JROTCs Cadet C ommand party exits the stage in the school auditorium a fter the organizations 19th Change of Command C eremony. Guidon Bearer C/Airman Josnel Soto leads C/Major Kathy Norman; Major James Galloway (USAF Ret.); C/Colonel Angel Perez. Norman assumes command of the unit from Perez. HELEN DASSINGER H elen G. Dassinger, 88, died Feb. 27, 2012 in Lake Placid, Fla. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, moving to Sebring in 1978. Helen retired in 1990 as a real estate agent. She was a faithful member of St.C atherine Catholic Church where she served as Eucharist minister. S he was preceded in death by her husband, Carl C. Dassinger (2002p receded in death by her siblings, Edna Kleckner, Estelle Kroner, Emil and Bob Windholz. She is survived by sons, Gary (Luanne Hawk, Carl (Cyndi Dassinger Jr., Wayne Dassinger, Connie Dassinger, Carlene Dassinger and Cheryl Weldy; brothers, Jim and Richard Windholz; sisters, Florence Knoepfler, Irene Joesting, Evelyn Neiheisel and Sister Mary ClareW indholz; grandchildren, Wayne, Lauren and Alissa Weldy, Paul Firment, Carl III and Craig Dassinger. AFuneral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine Catholic Church. Helen will be buried next to her husband Carl in Ohio. Memorials are requested to St. Catherine School. Morris Funeral Chapel www.morrisfuneralchapel.com/ OBITUARIES Lawmakers reach deal on college tuition hike Classified ads get results! In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096

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C M Y K ment had recently downsized by two positions. After reminding him the county reimbursed 50 percent of Parks Department employee salaries, she wrote, Our Streets department has now picked up the duties of the gone Parks employees. I want to make sure I dont do anything incorrect, which is whyI am asking the following question: Can the City get reimbursed for the work performed by the Streets Dept. employees who have picked up the additional duties of the gone employees? The names have changed, but the same work in being done. At 10:50 a.m. Mechling replied that he would look into the inter-local agreement and discuss the situation with upper management, as he was unsure how to account for the backup information that we receive. He wonders if she has any suggestions how to track the work. I am thinking of backup to support payments if it is ever questioned by someone. I will try to get an answer to you sometime this week, he wrote. Sutherland replies at 11:08 a.m. We can track via our cost centers... (sic even within departments i.e.: we track time spent on mowing one park and also track time mowing for another park with the same employee. Mechling messages Sutherland on Aug. 18, at 5:40 p.m. There should be no problems with charging for the time of employees for recreation expenses as long as there is proper documentation and the information is presented in a consistent manor with what has been done in the past. We will need the percentage of the time or hours being charged to backup the actual expense. Tuesday morning The News-Sun contacted Sutherland. She was particularly distressed over the Weds., Feb. 22, News-Sun article reporting the lawsuit Green filed. It was very one sided and left an open-ended opinion, she said. The bottom line was unfair to the city. We have an ongoing relationship with the county and do not want to jeopardize it. In fact, all our requests to the county are forthcoming. We validate everything. Its all about being in compliance. I feel very strongly about that. The News-Sun was unable to reach either Green or her attorney, Robert Grizzard II, for this article. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, March 2, 2012www.newssun.com JD FINANCIAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 3/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 6 6 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 88351 liquor; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 9 9 1 1 Continued from page 1A I want to go on the record. We dont care where you put us, Sheriff SusanB enton said. I will not move my staff into that building unless the board decides to spend the money to tell me and assurem y members that that is a safe, secure building for a public safety center I am not going to move my staff to that building thew ay it currently is, Benton said. e are going to get c aught with our pants down. We need to do something before a federal judge tells usw hat we have to do in that jail. We have been under a federal mandate before. I dont think you want a judge to tell you what to do in that jail. N early three hours into the discussion, Commissioner Barbara Stewart made a motion to build at George Boulevard next to theE mergency Operations Center, but only after confirmation of the numbers. Stewarts motion was voted down 3-2 withC hairman Jack Richie casting his lot with Stewart. After another half hour of d iscussion, Elwell made a second motion to place the building at GeorgeB oulevard, repeating Stewarts motion and stating i t was time for the commission to move forward. Handley voted no, after some thought, but the motion p assed 4-1. George Boulevard really is the place to go, said Sheriff Benton. Everything is already out t here... and there is some cost savings out there, she added. Benton also said that the Property and Evidence F acility could also go out at George Boulevard. According to Benton, t he C ity of Sebring could have already obtained a $2 million g rant to help with the utility n eeds at the George Boulevard location. C ontinued from page 1A idea how to behave in the new setting or have the social skills to make new friends, she said. S tate approved, PBIS provides concrete, practical a dvice and mini lesson plans to help the teacher help the student and a data-b ase with organizing software where behavior, either i ndividual or collective, can be tracked and measured so problems are identified. I t also has three tiers of increasing intervention, depending on a students n eeds. The school PBIS team is m ade up of a representative from the administration, every grade level and the schools guidance counselor. The team membersm eet every month to confer, review data and discuss cases. Lanita Roth, a fifth-grade teacher who coached PBIS last year, joins guidance counselor Lynn Douglass,t he PBIS coach this year, and Schuknecht as members o f the specialized team at SNLE. School teams are supported at the district level by Joyce Dean, a staffings pecialist. The idea is to infuse a school with a new, positive approach to behavior modification. To do that, thes chool has to unite behind a common message, making sure everyone understands the expectations. Then the teaching is blended into the day. Children are taught right from the start about all the strange new rules they have to obey: How to walk down a hall, use the bathroom, play at recess, b ehave in the lunchroom. Some children at SNLE, for example, were having trouble on the buses. Some had trouble sitting properly,l et alone quietly. So we brought in a s chool bus, Roth said. We taught the kids where to stand safely, how to fastena seat belt, how to talk to the driver T he teachers use an educational text series called Skillstreaming. The bookso ffer teachers small, pragmatic lessons in basic skills like listening, asking f or help, trying when its hard, asking someone to p lay, or solving a problem. Skill 14, for example, is Reading Others. The teacher describes how to look for clues as tow hat a person is feeling. Look at a persons face and watch a persons body what do the face and body say? Is the person smiling, frowning, or clenching teeth together? Is the per-s ons head down, or fists clenched, or arms held a cross the chest? The teacher models different body language and facial expressions while the children guess and discusst hem. But PBIS is not just about learning the ropes. It has a third component positive reinforcement andr eward. The school provides a wide variety of rewards for positive behavior. There are Bee Bucks students may save or spend. Every nine weeks some special event is planned two of them major events, one with bounce houses and the other with water fun but only those with no referrals and enough Bee B ucks may attend. Some teachers have stores with items for sale. Other rewards come in the form of classroomr esponsibility, like feeding the class pet, leading the line, or being in charge of the computers. The teaching team said the schools Parent Teacher Organization is an essential c omponent of the recent success. PBIS was just getting o ff the ground, said PTO president Isaac Durrance. The question was how to get everyone on board. H e held meetings and as parents learned about the program they became strong supporters. They did more than raise money, although they did a lot of that, Durrance said.A s individuals, they also became more involved with their childrens education, checking homework and providing support. It wasnt just that referrals went down, Durrance s aid, out-of-school suspensions went down too, mean-i ng fewer school days were m issed. The more time students s pend in the classroom and in their seats means the more they learn. Last year was off the charts, he added proudly, referring to the schools strong showing on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. PBIS is a big piece of the success. It is all funded by the PTO and not once have they said no. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Kyle Mercer, 10, holds onto to his Bee Bucks, while completing an assignment during class at Sun N Lake Elementary School in Sebring. Behavior modification program shows results in local schools HCSO to focus on George Blvd. as site for new headquarters AP had go-ahead to make personnel shifts Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Associated PressORLANDO Walt D isney World is retooling an Epcot exhibit on childhood obesity after critics com-p lained it was insensitive to obese kids and reinforced stereotypes. T he interactive exhibit, Habit Heroes, featured anim ated fitness superheros Will Power and Callie Stenics and super-sized villains Snacker and Lead Bottom, who eat junk food and watch toom uch television. Critics said the exhibit reinforces stereotypes that obese children are lazy and have poor eating habits. Doctors say obesity can sometimes be attributed tog enetics and certain medications, and food can be used as a coping mechanism. ere appalled to learn that Disney, a traditional hallmark of childhood happiness and joy, has fallen undert he shadow of negativity and discrimination, the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance said in a statement. I was really disturbed to see the most negative habits were attached to really fat bodies, Peggy Howell, a spokeswoman for the group, said after viewing a companion website. These pictures further the stigma against people of higher body weight. Disney retooling obesity exhibit

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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunFriday, March 2, 2012www.newssun.com hairpin spin; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; hairpin spin; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 3 3 Chicanes 3x10.5 00017531 involved learning to ditch an airplane by jumping into the water, holding yourb reath, undoing your shoelaces, removing your shoes, removing your pants, tying knots near both cuffs, throwing the legs up so they fill with air, tightening the belt around the waist and creating ap erfectly good life preserver Williams recalls Avon Park was very hot, with a lot of mosquitoes. e also walked from the base into Avon Park, to the theater, probably tot he local bar, wherever that was, he said. But most of the time was s pent either going to school or flying. They did not want you lying around. You had tol earn all about the 50 (caliber) machine gun. You had to memorize the name of every part; take it apart and put it together;t ake it apart and put it together wearing gloves (its c old up there); and then do it blindfolded (for flying night missions). How does Williams recall all this information withs uch clarity? Part of it comes from his sharp-as-a-razor b lade memory, even at age 89. But most of it comes from Falling Down For TheC ount, a book mainly made up of the World War II lett ers, journal entries and drawings by Williams and lovingly authored by one of his daughters, Becky Sroda, the assoc iate dean of Allied Health at South Florida Community College. The book also explains how these letters, journals and drawings managed almost miraculously to survive allt hese years. As Sroda writes, Williams was just 20 years old when he began writing and never intended his letters or diaries to be of special interest. The public is invited to attend a meet-and-greet to honor Williams and Sroda. The event takes place from 2-4 p .m. on Sunday at the Avon Park Depot Museum. Refreshments will be served. Also present will be Kathy Couturier, archaeologist at the Avon Park Air ForceR ange. Call 453-3525 or 385-8618 for information. The book is available on Amazon.com Laid out in chronological order, the book offers a vivid picture of Williamsl ife in the military, including his first bombing mission over Germany, his final mission when his B-17 was shot down, and his life as a prisoner of war. On July 1, 1944, Williams boarded a t roop transport in Brooklyn, N.Y., headed for somewhere in England, disembarking July 14. Amonthl ater, he went on his first mission. As he reported, The target was Weimar, as uburb southwest of Leipzig. We dropped ten 500-pound b ombs. The flak was moderate-to-intense, and we flew a nine-hour mission, roundt rip. e were flying due south o f the target. I was stationed at the left waist position and had an excellent view of the squadron ahead of us making their bomb run. The sky wasb lack with bursting flak. Their bomb bay doors were o pen. Just before bombs away, I saw one of the B-17s take a direct hit in the bombb ay. What I saw next was a huge explosion and a large b all of red, orange and white flame. I blinked my eyes, and to my horror, I could see enormous chunks of the B-17 s till in flames, plummeting towards earth. Nine good men gone in the blink of an eye. Dead! Blown to bits! I was so nervous with my stomach in a knot and my mouth dry. I was sweating a nd its 50 below zero up there. There was nowhere I could hide. That terrible sight hasnt left me. Heres how his family learned about his last bombing mission: WesternU nion Telegram, dated Dec. 20, 1944, addressed to Jennie D. Williams. The S ecretary of War desires me to express his keen regret that your son Staff S ergeant Albert G. Williams, has been reported missing in action over G ermany . Asecond telegram, dated Jan. 14, 1945, announces Williams is now a pris-o ner of war of the German government. While he only had had one day of t raining on bailing out of a plane, he had successfully parachuted from his doomed B-17. He was soon captured by armed German farmers and handed over to the military. After several transfers,h e wound up at Stalag Luft 1 in Barth, Germany. H eres how he describes his treatment: They didnt beat us, but this German security officer, Major Miller,t hought the Red Cross packages they used to give us might contain contraband i tems, so he forbid them. Instead, they fed us ersatz (artificialfee and one slice of bread a day, and once in a while a bowl of broth. Eventually, we even ate toothpaste. Everyone lost at least 50 pounds. I was 135 when I was captured;I was down to 80 when I got out. At the end of the war, as the German m ilitary was fleeing, Williams wrote, The civilian population was on its knees in terror. They had heard American airmen ate little boys and the day of reckoning was at hand. Butm ayhem did not materialize. Wine, not blood, flowed through the streets. We g ot drunk. Continued from page 1A P hoto by LARRYLEVEY Becky Sroda compiled the letters and d iaries her father wrote in World War II into a book Falling Down for the Count. Book recounts Williams experiences as WWII bomber crew member, POW Just before b ombs away, I s aw one of the B -17s take a d irect hit in the bomb bay. W hat I saw next was a h uge explosion a nd a large ball of red, o range and white flame.book excerpt By CHRISTOPHER T UFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK When the city council, sitting ast he Community Redevelopment Agency, eliminated the position of CRAexecutive director recently, the goal was fort he three CRAadvisory boards to partner with the Chamber of Commerce,e specially in marketing the city. Monday night Laura W ade, executive director of the c hamber, presented some ideas to the council. S he emphasized that she was proposi ng rough ideas. She and her Board of Directors are in strong general agreement, but have not reached any kind ofc onsensus or made any final decisions. Redevelopment of Main Street Avon Park begins with events, Wade said. Getting people here is the first step. We have to liven u p downtown. She visualizes the CRA building a sturdy, mobile s tage, like Sebring has, that would be used for monthly concerts on the Mall or special events. As to event possibilities, W ade said again that nothing has been decided beyond the traditional Mall Festival, Oktoberfest, Main Street Live and the MLKm emorial, which could be expanded to include festivities on the Mall and in the Southside. For example, Wade s poke with Gerald Snell after the recent Martin Luther King memorial cele-b ration. With a stage, the oratorical contest, which was held i n the city council chambers this year, c ould be brought to a larger audience. If students were a ssigned MLK art projects, they could b e displayed up and down the Mall. It would bring more people, said Wade. We need to get bodies down here. S he hopes to bring a monthly blend of local and i mported bands and singers, and something along the lines of a Heartland Idol or So You Think You Danc contest. W ade said the financial side of the plan is still very much in flux, the proposed e vents budget itself based on guesses, not actual numbers. This is all very preliminary, Wade said. AP chamber hopes to liven up the Mall Wade NE WS-SU N 385-6155

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 2, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 08-001621-GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-FXD1 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FXD1, Plaintiff, v. KATHRYN L. BERTONIERE and THOMAS D. BERTONIERE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment entered in the above entitled action on the 21st day of February, 2012, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder(s cash in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes, at the Jury Assembly Room, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, beginning at 7:00 a.m. on the 20th day of March, 2012, on the following described property: A PORTION OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST; T HENCE RUN S 83 DEGREES 31'25'' W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 3,992.28 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 83 DEGREES 31'25'' W ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 338.07 FEET; THEN N 0 DEGREES 08'50'' W AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1,296.39 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF AN EXISTING 50.00 FOOT PRIVATE ROAD EASEMENT; THENCE RUN N 83 DEGREES 31'22'' E ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID 50.00 FOOT PRIVATE ROAD EASEMENT FOR A DISTANCE OF 338.07 FEET; THENCE RUN S 0 DEGREES 08'50'' E PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1,296.40 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: A PORTION OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST; THENCE RUN S 83 DEGREES 31'25'' W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 4,330.35 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 08'50'' W AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1,037.11 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 00 DEGREES 08'50'' W A DISTANCE OF 259.28 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF AN EXISTING 50 FOOT PRIVATE ROAD EASEMENT; THENCE RUN N 83 DEGREES 31'22'' E ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID EXISTING PRIVATE ROAD EASEMENT FOR A DISTANCE OF 338.07 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 08'50'' E AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 259.28 FEET; THENCE S 83 DEGREES 31'22'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 338.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 50 FOOT WIDE PERPETUAL, NON-EXCLUSIVE ROAD EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER THE EXISTING PRIVATE ROAD THAT BEGINS AT PAYNE ROAD ON THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2, MEANDERS IN A WESTERL Y DIRECTION ACROSS THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 2 AND ALONG THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY LINE OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY TO THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY MARL PIT IN SECTION 3, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 29 E, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH EASEMENT IS ALSO EXPRESSLY RESERVED TO THE GRANTOR, ITS HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, TOGETHER WITH THE EASEMENT RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 1517, PAGE 790, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street address: 5335 Whippoorwill Road, Sebring, Florida 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 NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff DEPUTY CLERK March 2, 9, 2012 Insight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66, Sebring FL 33875 SURPLUS AUCTION Vehicle, Equip, Misc Including: Highlands County Sheriffs Office Saturday, March 10th at 9:00am March 2, 4, 9, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11273GCS TD BANK, N.A., as successor by merger with Carolina First Bank, as successor by merger with Mercantile Bank, Plaintiff, vs. REGINALD DENTON KNIGHT;, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 31, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 11273GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A., is Plaintiff and REGINALD DENTON KNIGHT; et al., are Defendant(s I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 9, Block 43-A, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION TWO, according to the Plat as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 34, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Street Address: 3332 Thunderbird Road, Sebring, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 15th day of February, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk February 24; March 2, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No. 11-CA-582 CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., a National Association, Plaintiff, -vsCALVIN O'BANNON, a/k/a CALVIN M. O'BANNON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CALVIN O'BANNON, BARBARA ANN O'BANNON, DIAMOND R FERTILIZER CO., INC., a Florida corporation, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2, UNKNOWN TENANT #3, UNKNOWN TENANT #4, UNKNOWN TENANT #5, UNKNOWN TENANT #6, UNKNOWN TENANT #7 AND UNKNOWN TENANT #8, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that pursuant to a Final Judgment for Reformation, in Foreclosure and for Assessment of Reasonable Attorney's Fees entered by Circuit Court Judge John E. Duryea, in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein the cause is pending under docket number 11-CA-582, the Honorable Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, will offer for sale at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Hendry County Courthouse, Administration Department of the Clerk's Office, Second Floor, 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 14th day of March, 2012, within the legal hours of sale, the following described property: PARCEL 1: (HENDRY COUNTY Commence at the Southeast corner of Government Lot 1 in Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 28 East and run S 89 degrees 08' W, along the South boundary of Government Lot 1, a distance of 303 feet to the Point of Beginning of the parcel of land herein described; thence N 89 degrees 08' E 115 feet; thence N 0 degrees 23'00'' W, parallel to the East line of Government Lot 1, a distance of 147 feet; thence N 89 degrees 08' E, 50 feet; thence N 0 degrees 23'00'' W, 308 feet to the South waters edge of the Old Caloosahatchee River; thence Westerly, along said waters edge 165 feet, more or less, to a point which bears N 0 degrees 23'00'' W, from the Point of Beginning; thence S 0 degrees 23'00'' E, 4 85.6 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL 2: Lots 15 and 16, Block 273, Lake Sebring Subdivision, Sheet 4, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 12, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. PARCEL 3: East one-half of Lot 4, Block 2, Section 13, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Town of Avon Park, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 33, of the Public Records of DeSoto (now Highlands PARCEL 4: Lots 45, 46 and 47, Hillcrest Groves Subdivision, Section 18, Township 33 South, Range 29 East, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 50, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Also described as the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-half of the Northwest one-quarter and the East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of said Section 18, Township 33 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida. PERSONAL PROPERTY (AS TO CALVIN O'BANNON a/k/a CALVIN M. O'BANNON ONLY) Accounts and Other Rights to Payment: All rights to payment, whether or not earned by performance, including, but not limited to, payment for property or services sold, leased, rented, licensed, or assigned. This includes any rights and interests (including all liens or agreement against any account debtor or obligor of Debtor. Inventory: All inventory held for ultimate sale or lease, or which has been or will be supplied under contracts of service, or which are raw materials, work in process, or materials used or consumed in Debtor's business. Equipment: All equipment including, but not limited to, machinery, vehicles, furniture, fixtures, manufacturing equipment, farm machinery and equipment, shop equipment, office and record keeping equipment, parts, and tools. The Property includes any equipment described in a list or schedule Debtor gives to lender, but such a list is not necessary to create a valid security interest in all of Debtor's equipment. Instruments and Chattel Paper: All instruments, including negotiable instruments and promissory notes and any other writings or records that evidence the right to payment of a monetary obligation, and tangible and electronic chattel paper. Farm Products and Supplies: All farm products including, but not limited to, all poultry and livestock and their young, along with their produce, products and replacements; all crops, annual or perennial, and all products of the crops; and all feed, seed, fertilizer, medicines, and other supplies used or produced in Debtor's farming operations. Deposit Accounts: All deposit accounts including, but not limited to, demand, time, savings, passbook, and similar accounts. 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 DATED this 10th day of January, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ J.Bevis Deputy Clerk February 24; March 2, 2012 NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicles will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2 3 /23/12 at 1118 WEIGLE AVE. Sebring, FL 33870. 2003 CHEVY 1GCHK23UX3F210601 SALE DATE 3/30/2012 2006 JEEP 1J4GR48K96C26207 S ALE DATE 4/6/12 1995 CHEVY 1GBG25K6SF126021 March 2, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282011CA000516XXXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs DAFFNE E. VAZQUEZ; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 10, 2012, entered in Case No. 282011CA000516XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, is the Plaintiff and DAFFNE E. VAZQUEZ; SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION, INC.; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MANUEL LASTRA; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,are Defendants, I will sell, pursuant to Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on the 12th day of March, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 28, IN BLOCK 35, OF SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on February 10, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff AS DEPUTY CLERK February 24; March 2, 2012 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit In and for Broward County, Florida, o n the 13th day of January, 2010, in the cause wherein ADORNO & YOSS, LLP., a limited liability partnership., is Plaintiff, and FRED STERNBERG, an individual, BONNIE S TERNBERG, an individual, BBBENTLEY, CORP., f/k/a Baxter International Corp., a dissolved Florida profit corporation, and BBBaxter LLC., a disolved Delaware limited liability company, are Defendants, being Case No. 0 9-020781-09 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the Defendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs right, title and interest in and to the following described REAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 4, PLANTATION HILL SUBDIVISION, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC R ECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA S TREET ADDRESS FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS: 1706 West Stryker Road, Avon Park, FL. 33825 a nd on the 13th day of March, 2012, at the Commerce Avenue entrance to the Highlands County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour o f 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer f or sale all of the said defendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs, right, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public o utcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, enc umbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction o f the above-described execution. Dated this, February 7, 2012 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Lt. Jack Baily, Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr., DEPUTY SHERIFF I n accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodat ion to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, F L 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven d ays prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD 1 -800-955-8771, or Voice (V F lorida Relay Services. F ebruary 10, 17, 24; March 2, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 09001544GCS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MARIE G. LOUIS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 09001544GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and MARIE G. LOUIS; UNKNOWN SPOSUE OF MARIE G. LOUIS N/K/A MATTHEW LOUIS; 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 March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 8, BLOCK 24, AVON PARK ESTATES UNIT II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10 AT PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1346 S. MUNSON RD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on February 16, 2012. 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 F11013655 COUNTRY-CONV-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 2-F11013655 **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 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. February 24; March 2, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-42 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERTA SUCHMANTORENO a/k/a ROBERTA ANN SUCHMAN a/k/a BOBBI TORENO a/k/a BOBBI SUCHMAN TORENO a/k/a ROBERTA SUCHMAN a/k/a BOBBI ANN TORENO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Roberta Suchman-Toreno, deceased, whose date of death was December 7, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 24, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Valerie Goode 6601 SW 80th Street Ste 109 Miami, Florida 33143 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Cheryl Cheryl Silverman, Esq. Attorney for Valerie Goode Florida Bar Number: 373710 1533 Sunset Drive, Ste 120 Coral Gables, FL 33143 Telephone: (305 Fax: (305 E-Mail: Cheryl@cheryllawoffice.com February 24; March 2, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-53 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY ANN RONK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Mary Ann Ronk, deceased, whose date of death was October 3, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-0715, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 2, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Charlotte C. Stone Charlotte E. Stone, Esq. 3200 U.S. Highway 27S, Suite 304 Sebring, Florida 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Charlotte C. Stone Attorney for Charlotte C. Stone, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 21297 Stone & Walder, P.L. 3200 US Highway 27 South, Suite 304 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 March 2, 9, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-69 IN RE: ESTATE OF EDITH PATRIARCA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDITH PATRIARCA, deceased, whose date of death was January 25, 2012, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-4884, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 2, 2012. Personal Representatives: /s/ Louis Mooney 5430 Riva Ridge Wesley Chapel, Florida 333544 /s/ Anna Chiavetta Mohney f/k/a Anna Chiavetta 605 Haddington Lane Peachtree City, Georgia 30269 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER 30 East Main Street Avon Park, Florida 33825 Telephone: (863 March 2, 9, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11000889GCS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff vs P OLINICE, DAVID J., ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DAVID J. POLINICE, 2437 NORTH HIGHLANDS BLVD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 DAVID J. POLINICE, 2319 N. CARPENTER RD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 DAVID J. POLINICE, 2319 N SE 16TH TER., CAPE CORAL, FL 33991 DAVID J. POLINICE, 2136 SW 19TH PL., CAPE CORAL, FL 33991 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID J. POLINICE, 2437 N ORTH HIGHLANDS BLVD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID J. POLINICE, 2319 N. CARPENTER RD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID J. POLINICE, 2319 N SE 16TH TER., CAPE CORAL, FL 33991 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID J. POLINICE, 2136 SW 19TH PL., CAPE CORAL, FL 33991 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 1745 AND LOT 1746 OF AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 92, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, and you are required t o serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, in the NEWS SUN or on or before March 30, 2012; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, March 2, 2012www.newssun.com LAKE PLACIDLakeside Village South Clubhouse, Holmes Ave, Sat, Mar 3rd., 7:30am-1pm. Books, Baked Goods, Antiques, Tools, Household Items, Clothing, & LOTS OF MISC. LAKE JACKSONSat. 3/3, 8 2pm. Corner of Hotiyee & Lakeview. Big Sale! Jewelry, household, adult/children clothing, shoes, treadmill, misc. Quality! HUGE FLEAMARKET Woman's Club o f Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Dr, Fri-Sat, March 2 & 3, 8am-12pm. Golf Clubs & Bag, Vacuum Cleaners, Household Items, Clothing, Jewelry, Bake Sale Items, Etc. Reasonable Prices! Something For Everyone! 863-382-0706 AVON PARKHuge Multi-Family Sale! Sat. 8 3pm. & Sun. 9 2pm. 197 West Lake Damon Dr. River Greens. Housewares, Christmas Decor, new pre lit trees, tools (elec. & hand rior, figurines, 6' folding tables, storage bins, clothes, "Back To Life" Back exerciser & much more. All in great cond. A VON PARKMULTI-FAMILY LARGE SALE! Fri-Sat, 8am-4pm. Across from Oaks of Avon Nursing Home, behind Avon Shell Gas Station, close to Hwy 27 & Walmart. Lots of Misc. Items, Priced to Sell! A.P. -FRI., SAT., SUN., 3/2, 3, 4, 2750 N. Lancaster Rd. Clothing in all sizes; XL, 2X, 3X. Children's bikes & clothing, tools, misc., electrical items, furniture, antiques, bunk beds, freezer. 7320Garage &Yard Sales VCR TAPESApprox. 100 (vast assortment $25. 863-402-2285 S OFA /BED, Blue tone, Very Good Condition. $100. 863-365-1019 SMALL CAT/ DOG CARRIER. $8. 863-655-3728 SINK -Stainless Steel / Double. $8. 863-655-3728 SILVER SOLDER/ Lead Free / 5 1/2 lbs. $55. 863-402-2285 RULER /Steel 1 1/4 in. wide, 1/8 in. thick, 60in. long. $10. 863-655-0342 BASEBALL TICKETSDetroit Tigers VS. Phillies. (2 Great seats plus parking ticket to game. Lakeland. Call 863-453-3621 25" TV.Philips Magnovox smart sound, w/ 2 remotes. Excellent condition. $35. 863-382-6006 7310B argain Buys MARYLAND DAYIS SATURDAY S EBRING Maryland Day will be from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Homer's Smorgasbord, 1000 Sebring Square (on U.S. 27 N. and Sebring Parkway across from Walmart). If you were born in M aryland, lived in Maryland, passed through or wanted to visit Maryland, you are invited. Bring a friend. No reservations needed. Everything is very informal. Pay the cashier at Homer's for the buffet. Just ask which room is for the Maryland get-together. LAZY BOYRecliner / Burgundy/ Excellent clean condition. $100. 863-382-6006 LAMP -Antique Brass w/ mother of pearl shade, 10" high. $20. 863-402-2285 JOHNSON /Small Engine Stand. $ 50. 863-471-1975 G UITAR /SAMICK Electric with Amplifier. $100. 863-471-1975 DISCOVERY -Metal Detector/Bounty Hunter, 3 mode Target ID Depth Display (used once DESK -Office, lt. wood w/ drawers on each side & center drawer. Good Condition $50. 863-365-1019 A/C &HEATER, Window unit, 7000 BTU, Fedders, 120 volt, works excellent. $75. 863-402-2285 7310B argain BuysGENERATOR **BRAND NEW** Craftsman 5600 watt. $500 Call 863-273-0951 7300Miscellaneous SOFA, LOVESEAT& OTTOMAN Beige w/blue piping & multi color cushions. Must see. $150 obo. Call 863-452-6466. BEDROOM SUITE* Queen Box Springs & Mattresses, Dresser with L arge Mirror Light Wood. $400. Call 863-471-6287 7180FurnitureFREEZER KENMOREUpright. Like New! $100 obo. Call 863-464-0531 7040A ppliancesFULLY FURNISHEDHOME ALL Contents For Sale! Golf Hammock (Sebring pointment: 337-257-2224 7030Estate Sales 7000 M erchandiseLOCATION *LOCATION *LOCATION Office space on Sebring Pkwy., 1/4 mi E. of Walmart on Rt., Parkway Plaza. 600-1200 sq. ft. @ $1.00 per sq. ft. per mo. Great for Starter Business or Relocation. Call to show 863-446-1137 6600Business & OfficesFor RentLAKE PLACID* STEEL GARAGE 30' X 30' Electricity & Water Available. $200 Monthy. ( 124 Hallmark Avenue Call 863-465-4845 6550Warehousesfor Rent S EBRING -2BR, 2BA, W/D hook up, New kitchen, utility room, fenced yard. Sm. Pets (w/ deposit plus $400 deposit.863-243-4580 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 SEBRING */UNFURNISHED \* 3BR / 2BA/ No Pets & No Smokers. $750 Monthly. 1st., last, plus $300 secruity deposit. 1748 Koy Drive. 561-379-6823 or 561-965-4458 SEBRINGCOUNTRY ESTATES Newer Home. 3BR / 2BA / 2CG. W/D Hoop up, Tile throughout, Screened porch. Behind Walmart. 1st. & security. $875 mo. 863-659-4415 AVON PARKHOME Lake Front Estate, Private Setting. 2/1 All Appliances, Water, Garbage & Lawn Care included. $550/mo. 863-452-2299 6300U nfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished Houses BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. 863-446-1822 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 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 Ave. 1 BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 R ELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 1BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsPLACID LAKESStudio Apartment. Kitchenette, pool w/d avail. Fully Furn. on golf course, monthly, yearly. $420. incl. elec, water & cable. No pets. 954-805-5630 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING 2/1Clean, unavailable. Tile floors, W/D hook up, central A/C, no smoke or pets. Close to Hospitals & Schools. Queen Palm Ave. $525/mo. p lus $500 security. 863-655-0982 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 R entals SEBRING 2/2on Huge Lot. Double Carport. Completely remodeled w/privacy fence, Florida room, RV Pad & Hook up. In great location. No lot rent or HOA. Must see. $42,000. Call 863-446-1328 SEBRING -Furn. 1973 Orts Mobile Village, 1908 Jim Ln. 2BR, 1 1/2 BA, w/d, screened porch, carport, updates, modern eating kitchen. New vinyl siding w/ skirt $8500 obo. Call 585-645-5935 PALM HARBORHOMES NEW HOME STIMULUS 5K For Your Used Mobile Home Any Condition 800-622-2832 ext 210 AVON PARK** PRICE REDUCED ** Furn. 2BR, 2BA, With Land. Rent Free. Renovated / Painted / New Laminate / Carpets. Kit Cupboards. Just bring toothbrush. 863-453-4338 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING BEAUTIFUL5 acres on Selah Rd. Excel neighborhood. Double wide 3/2. 2 Barns, 2 wells w/pumps. Large Oak trees. Close to Golf courses & Highlands Hammock. Lots of Wildlife to observe & enjoy. Private, yet close to everything. $150,000. 863-285-6503 4260A creage for SalePLACID LAKES.Lakefront Property 3/2/2. $120,000. Carry on contract with reasonable down payment. Call 863-464-0531 4170Lakefront Prop.For SaleLAKE PLACIDLake Clay Ground Floor Efficiency Condo Unit. $40,000. SEBRING 6 Unit Apt. Complex w/ over 100' frontage Dinner Lake. $180,000. LAKE PLACID 4 Unit Apt. Bldg. w/over 100' frontage on Lake Huntley. $160,000. For More Info / Call 773-868-6666 4160C ommercial Prop.For Sale LAKE PLACID** Sylvan Shores ** 2BR / 2BA. Pool, Remodeled Kitchen, ADT Alarm, Privacy Fence, Fireplace. $10,000. Down. Owner financing. $94,900. Call 863-446-2027 LAKE PLACID* SYLVAN SHORES* 3BR / 2BA / 2cg / Home Office. New Paint, Carpet & Appliances. By Appointment Only. $125,000.00. 863-465-1111 4100H omes for SaleLake Placid S EBRING SHORES4/2 home. Central heat & air, carport. Close to WalMart, Publix and Heartland Hospital. 1100 Highland Dr. $700/mo., first, last, and security. No pets. Call 863-533-5117 or 863-537-0506. SEBRING 3/2on 5 acres, next to Highlands Hammock Park. 863-441-1218 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial CAREGIVER /COMPANION to Elderly Person. Honest Reliable Personable Excellent Driver. Call 863-658-2250 AUTO /TRUCK MECHANIC EXPERIENCED Own Tools and Transportation. Full or Part Time OK! Call Ted 412-720-7219. 2300Work Wanted SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Part-time. Fax resume to: 866-593-0635 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com RESTAURANT HIRING*COOKS SERVERS DISH. BEV. CART Needed! Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in Person. Wed. Sat. 2pm -5pm. Call for directions only! 863-655-0900 PERSONAL CAREASSISTANTS Per Diem positions available for In Home services to frail, elderly persons. Competitive rate of pay and v ehicle allotment, reliable transportation is required. Apply at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services. 6414 U.S. 27 South Sebring. EOE DFWP. PATIENT CARETECHNICIAN Needed for dialysis clinic Certified Hemodialysis Technician preferred, but w ill train right Phlebotomist. Must be able to pass a Background and Drug Screen check. Call Peggy at (863 382-9443 or fax resume (863 OUTSIDE SALESEXP'D $80-$150 Up per day. Paid weekly. Could receive overrides from other workers. Call Ed: 352-217-9937 LOOKING FORP/T General Office Person, Bilingual a plus, Mon. Fri. 12pm 5pm. Possible F/T in the future. C all 863-402-0603 or Email to: sebringinsurance@gmail.com INSURANCE AGENT IN LAKE PLACID OFFICE REQUIRED 440 OR 220 LICENSE CONTACT SELENA AT 863-382-6611 FLATBED DRIVERSFL Only Needed drivers to run FL only ($100 to $160/round trip). Home every night. Req: Class A CDL, 3 yrs. T/T exp., Flatbed exp., Good MVR, pass DOT & Hair Drug Test. Benefits: Ins. (H/L/D/V vacation, 5 Pd. Holidays. Call M-F (8-3 904-353-4723 or 800-577-4723 FIRST BAPTISTPre-school is hiring for a Substitute Teacher, Christian, and fun loving. Apply at First Baptist Pre-School. 200 E Center Ave, or call 863-385-4704. 2100H elp WantedEXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 DRIVERS BOXTruck Contract Carrier Opportunitiesavailable for residential home deliveries of appliances and home goods for local major retailer. This is a 7 day a week operation, with gross potential earnings of $120k plus annually. The individual must have the ability to secure a 24/26 white box truck with lift gate 2007 or newer. Immediate opportunities for contractors in the Sebring area. Candidate must have a professional can do attitude and appearance. All contract opportunities are pending criminal background, MVR, and drug test results that satisfy our customer requirements. For more information in regards to this opportunity, call Delane at (813 416-5174. BUSY MEDICALOFFICE LOOKING FOR FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST Full-Time Monday-Friday Immediate Opening Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in Medical office front desk and telephone reception. With High School Diploma, some college preferred Computer experience a must Experience with Electronic Medical Records a plus. Must be able to travel the Central Florida Counties. Fax resumes with references to 863-299-7666 2100Help Wanted 2000 E mploymentFOUND *NECKLACE at Fairmont Walk In Clinic Parking Lot. Must Identify. Call 863-386-0841 1200Lost & Found I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION F ILE NO. PC07-263 P ROBATE DIVISION I N RE: ESTATE OF M OTILAL SINANAN D eceased N OTICE OF DISPOSITION OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS T O: RAJNATH MOTILAL Palmyra, Light Pole (L.P. T rinidad, West Indies P LEASE TAKE NOTICE that there is now deposit with the C lerk of the Circuit Court, Highlands County, Florida $2,145.50. To claim these funds, it would be necessary for you to present your claim to The Probate Office, Room 1 02, before September 29, 2012. Unclaimed funds shall be deposited with the State Treasurer of the State of Flori da as provided by Section 733.816 of the Florida Stautes. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have set my hand and official seal Sebring, Florida, on February 23, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida B Y: /s/ Kathy Whitlock D EPUTY CLERK March 2, 30, 2012 1055HighlandsCounty Legals Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ase No.: FC-12-24 VICKY ANN SIKES AGUILERA Petitioner; and, JOSE REFUGIO SIKES AGUILERA, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jose Refugio Sikes Aguilera YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Vicky Ann Sikes Aguilera, Petitioner, 5601 N. Key, Sebring, Florida 33875, on or before March 29, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner, or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED: February 24, 2012 ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Kathy Whitlock As Deputy ClerkDUMMY 2012 SHAMROCK HOUSE AD PROCESS COLOR 3X10.5 AD # 00017465AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00017494 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00017493REFLECTIONS ON SILVER LAKE 6X3 AD # 00017534

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 2, 2012Page 11A LIKE NEW/ Enclosed trailer 14' X 7' with Extras. $3800. 2986 N. Tivoli Road, Avon Park Lakes. 9220Utility Trailers 9000 Transportation TRAVEL TRAILERw/large Florida Room. Lots of extras. Asking $6,000. Call 863-385-8960. ROAD KING44', 5th Wheel, 2012. 4 slide outs, 2 bdrm/2 bath. All options, Must sell! $44,000. Call 860-331-5208. ARCTIC FOX2004 Travel Trailer 30', 2 slides. Sleeps 6. Smoke Free. 814-823-1460 8400RecreationalVehiclesSHAKESPEARE UGLYSTIK Rods w/reels. New $100 Call 863-273-1846 8250Hunting & FishingSuppliesZODIAK 260Roll up w/Honda 2hp, 2011 model. Less than 7 hrs. Many Extras. $2150. Call 863-414-5115 or Eve. 863-655-9520. 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that 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 LESCO COMMERCIALMower, Zero Turn. $2500. Call 863-441-1218. GENERATOR SEARS5,000 watt. used once. $450 obo. CUB CADET42", Hydrostatic Drive. 271 hrs. $850. Call 863-441-1218 7380Machinery & ToolsC ASH **I BUY COINS & SILVER! ** Free Estimates /No Obligation. Call 412-996-4153 7340Wanted to Buy SEBRINGHUGESALE! 4500 Lakeview Dr., Fri. 3/2 9am 1pm, Sat. 3/3 8am -4pm, Sun 3/4 9qm 2pm. Bedroom f urn., Qn. mattress, B ball goal.( Park on lake lot). Much More! SEBRING "FUNDRAISER" 1 Day Only at Bible Fellowship Church 3750 Hammock Rd. on Rt. Sat. Mar. 3rd, 8am 2pm. "Bake Sale Items" Lt. wood all in 1 nursery ensemble, mini playpen, stroller, Nordic track elliptical, 5500watt generator (hardly used bunk beds, LR furn., telescope, vintage kitchen appliances, electronics, golf stuff, doll cradle, clothes of all sizes, refrig., Orchid Stables will be offering p ony rides for $5 donation. Proceeds to benefit Family Missionary Trip! SEBRING SAT.8 3pm. 605 SR. 66 Crossroads Fellowship Church. Household items, clothing & more. SEBRING SAT.4428 Leaf Rd. Huge Sale. Proceeds to benefit Highlands County School Nutrition Assoc. SEBRING RECREATIONCLUB HUGE ANNUAL YARD SALE. 333 Pomegranate Ave,behind Sebring Police station. Fri-Sat, Mar 2-3, Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-3pm. Clothing, decor, furniture, hardware, electronics. This is an exceptional sale! Something for Everyone! SEBRING HUGE3 Family Sale! Fri. 8 5pm. Sat. 8 ? 6824 Concord St. In Spring Lake. Clothes size 12 to 2X, big car speaker, lots of other items. Something for Everyone! SEBRING FRI.SAT. 8 4pm. Grace Bible Church, Thunderbird Rd. Huge Sale! Baby items & more! Come Help Families with Cancer Medical Expenses. SEBRING FALLSAnnual Garage/Bake Sale "Sebring Falls" MHP Sat. Mar. 3rd, 8AM till noon. All kinds of items, electrical, linens, furniture, books, puzzles, glassware. Bake sale and concessions. Everyone welcome! SEBRING 317Thrush Ave, Sat., Mar. 3rd., 8am 2 pm. Household Items, Workshop Tools. Much More! SEBRING -Woodhaven Estates Spring Fair. Fri. March. 2nd. 8am 12pm. 2122 Jacaranda Way off Bruns Rd. Crafts, Rummage Sale, Raffle, Bake Sale & Misc. SEBRING -MULTI FAMILY SALE! 2134 Lake Josephine Dr. Fri & Sat, Mar. 2 & 3, 8am-? sm. appliances, clothes, household items, electronics. Too Much To List! SEBRING -HUGE YARD SALE! at Highlands art League at 1989 Lakeview Dr. (next to Library Mar 3rd, 8am 2pm. Furniture, books, kitchenware, clothing, books, DVD's, jewelry, art supplies & more. ** In case of rain,it will be at the Art Center next to the Civic Center, behind the Yellow House Gallery** SEBRING -Huge Sale! 1310 S Canal Blvd., Fri & Sat., Mar. 2 & 3 and also on Mar. 9 & 10, 8:30 am 5 pm. Lots Of Everything Too Much To List! SEBRING -1702 Theon Ct. (1 mi. N of Downtown Cir. on 17) Fri & Sat, Mar 2nd & 3rd, Tools Crocks, Oil lamps, Saws, Horse & Wagons and Much More! SEBRING -1232 Forrest Rd., Sat. Mar 3rd., 8am 12pm, Children's Clothing, Woman's Shoes & Clothing, CD's, Household Items, Bicycle. Too Much To List! SEBRING -* MULTI FAMILY SALE 313 Eagle Ave., Sat. Mar. 3rd, 8am 2pm. Household Items & LOTS of Very Nice Things. LAKE PLACID-SYLVANSHORES Sat. 9-2pm. 1621 Elm Terrace. Household, clothing & more! 7320Garage &Yard SalesDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557

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C M Y K By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentOkeechobees one extra hit over Sebring would prove to be the key to their win over the Lady Streaks in softball action Tuesday night at Firemans Field. Seeing nine and eight hits, respectively, the 6-5 score at the end of the night fell in Okeechobees favor and illustrates just how vital defense was to both sides of the field. The Brahmans took an early charge in the top of the first that left Sebring down by two as they faced their first at bat. Tayla DaSilva threatened a scoring opportunity as she reached third, but would not cross the plate before the third out was made. Okeechobee would squeeze in two more runs in the next inning of play, but Sebring was quick to respond with a run of their own. Carly Hoffners sky-high pop-up fell between three Lady Brahmans barely five feet from home plate, putting her at first. She soon stole second and would score on a Taryn OBannon single to left to make it a 4-1 game.. Okeechobee would not capitalize in the third; however Loren Euressingle would result in another run for Sebring. Sebring found the groove in the bottom of the fourth as Jayme Faircloth, Dino Lower and DaSilva slid across the pentagon to take the 5-4 lead. This score would be unaffected by the sixth inning, but Okeechobee took advantage of their last at bat and kept the two-run pattern going as they regained the lead at 6-5. Unfortunately, this would be the final score in the book after the end of the seventh. Hannah (Lollis well for us in her first full game, head coach Joe Sinness said. But it was a couple dropped balls, some bad throws, that hurt us. Sebring will face another big game tonight as they take on visiting Lake Wales, whom they have not beaten in recent history. However, Sebring gave them a run for their money in the District finals last year and hope to see much of the same action on the diamond tonight. SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, March 2, 2012 Page 4B Courtesy photo Fans have a look at the Corvette pace car at Sebring International Raceway. Chevrolet will now be a partner with the 12 Hours of Sebring. B y BARRYFOSTER S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Jaguar is out and Corvette is in, in what is being termed a multifaceted marketing partnership between the Sebring International Raceway and Chevrolet. Track officials are quick to p oint out how the endurance c lassic figures in Chevrolets racing history. John Fitch and Walt Hansgen drove a Corvette to a ninth-place finish overall and a Class B victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1956, the first step onto the world stage that established Chevys sports car as a contender in top-level competition. Since then, Corvette has scored 24 class wins in the demanding Sebring 12-hour endurance contest. C orvette Racing first part icipated in the Sebring 12hour race in 1999, and has scored seven victories in the GT1 class. Corvette will be inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame on Friday, March 16 the first American marque to be honored in the Hall of Fame. e are pleased to have Chevrolet Corvette join Sebring International Raceway as a major sponsor and marketing partner, state d Sebring President and General Manager Tres Stephenson. With Corvettes induction into the Sebring Hall of Fame this year, it is fitting to have Corvette pace the field for our 60th Anniversary race. Chevrolet joins 12 Hours S pecial to the News-SunTENOROC Amagnificent effort by Brad Torres carried Avon Park to a 7-0 win over the host Titans on Tuesday at Tenoroc. A fter two losses in the Bill Jarrett Ford Earl Bird tournament, the Devils have won three in a row, all by shut out. T hey topped Ridge Community 6-0 on Tuesday, F eb. 21, and hammered H ardee 8-0 three days later. Torres looked sharp on the rubber, giving up just one hit and allowing no earned runs, walking one and striking out eight during his six innings of work. Avon Park blew out Tenoroc thanks to 12 hits, including four for extra bases. The Devils scored three runs in the third on an error, an RBI triple by Lane Crosson and an RBI double by Trey Marley. Marley put himself in scoring position with two extrabase hits for Avon Park. Marley and Crosson, teamed up for five hits and two RBIs. Avon Park tacked on another two runs in the fourth as a double by Tyrone Perry ignited the offense, plating Steven Flowers. Two more runs came across in the top of the seventh when Mason Jahna kicked things off with a single, scoring Kyle Kelley. That was followed up by a sacrifice fly by Flowers that scored Marley. e have been playing well since bouncing back from two tough losses, head coach Whit Cornell said. We are still a work in progress, but I am very encouraged by the teams effort. Crossen came on in relief in the seventh to close out the win. Marley was 3-for-4 on the night, with Crossen, Jahna and Alfred Brown each going 2-for-4. Avon Park was back in action Thursday night at home against Fort Meade and head to Lake Placid Tuesday for a cross-county, district contest against the Dragons. Torres leads Avon Park Avon Park7Tenoroc0 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Chad Marley laces this one toward left and would later score the first of SFCCs runs in Wednesdays 2-1 win over visiting Lake Sumter. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK Celebrating Leap Year means to try something new, which the South Florida Panthersd id Wednesday night, getting over the break-even mark for the first time this season with a 2-1 win over visiting LakeS umter. Justin Machado took the h ill for SFCC and would go through the first three i nnings giving up just one infield hit. T he Panthers were also held in check by Laker starter Dylan Price, but broke through in the bottom of the third. With one out, Avon Parks Chad Marley beat out an infield single and one out later, stole second. When ball four to Lake Placids David Samperi got away from the catcher, Marley raced to third to put runners on the corners. Asafety squeeze from Jordan Rivera brought Marley in and when the throw to first got away, Samperi made it safely to third. Sam Morgan then followed with a sharp single to left to give South Florida its second, and last, run of the night. Some sloppy fielding got Lake Sumter on the board int he fourth, however, as a lead-off bunt couldnt be handled and brought Tyler Kellerman all the way aroundt o third. Albert Lefran lofted a sacr ifice fly to right and the lead was cut in half. M achado would struggle with his cont rol a bit in the inning as well, walking two batters, but worked his way out of it with a grounder to short and a fly to center. The Panthers would make some strong contact off Price, with a Joseph Jusino blast being hauled in at the fence in left in the bottom of the frame and Sebrings Evan Lewis ripping a single to right. Again in the fifth and sixth, Samperi saw a deep fly to left-center caught just short of the fence and Kevin Schubert flew out to the fence in right, but neither team would scratch the scorPanthers leap over .500 SFCC2LSCC1 See SFCC, Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Hannah Lollis did well on the mound, but the Sebring defense was just leaky enough for Okeechobee to get away with a win Tuesday. Brahmans trickle past Streaks Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Harland and Tilly Newby are typical of the many snowbirds that come to Lake Placid in the winter. They enjoy not only the sunshine and the warm weather, but also the comraderie around Lake Placid softball. e have made many new friendships, observed Tilly while keeping score for Harlands Lockhart Service team. Most of all are the memories of our family are watching Harland play softball. And what a family it is. With 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, they now make the pilgrimage fromWisconsin in shifts. Four generations of Newbys, many wearing Grandpas Fan Club T-shirts make them an annual event at the ballfield. In Wednesday, Feb. 29, action, Tillys scoring pen tallied a 22-20 win for Lockhart (6-10 Security (9-7 The Newby contingent witnessed Harland get three hits. Bigger sticks were provided by Howard Carney and Tom Ashley (two doubles Paul Stephenson, Norm Grubbs (three doubles Ian McCuaig comprised the Four Hit Club. Bill Gallagher doubled and tripled in the victory. For Central Security, team sponsor Dana Hurlbut (doublefour doubles, triple had five hits. Victor Rodriguez had two doubles and a homer in the loss. Seminole Tire (7-9 defeating league leading Yates Insurance (10-6 a seesaw 26-25 thriller. The Noles got off to a 10-1 lead before Yates rallied to go ahead, only to give up the winning runs in the top of the last inning. Newbys take in LP Seniors See SENIORS, Page 3B

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C M Y K STARS SoftballSEBRING Special STARS Coed Softball League will be starting this Sunday, March 4, at the Highlands County Sports Complex. Partners in the community will play s oftball with special athletes. Coaches are needed as well as partners in the community to play on the teams. Teams must have three women, three m en and four special athletes on the field at all times. T he roster can have up to 15 people on i t. Men use a 12-inch ball and women use an 11-inch ball. Male partners in the community use wooden bats while everyone else can use any bat. Youth age 16-18 can participate but their parents must sign a waiver. There will be three practices from 3-5 p.m., March 4, 11 and 18. The Special STARS Softball Classic tournament will be March 24. This tourney will start at 8 a.m. at the Sebring sports complex. Out of town teams are invited to participate in the tournament. Special athletes can also participate in a skill level competition where they will train on throwing, running, hitting and fielding. They practice the same time and their competition will be March 24 as well. Ahome run derby will take place on the day of the tournament. There is no charge for any athlete to participate. Afree lunch, pictures and awards are presented at the tournament for all athletes. Team sponsorships of $250 are being secured from local businesses to help pay for all the practices and tournament. Any business interested in having their name on shirts worn by a team or players with questions, can call Special STARS Coordinator Cindy Marshall at 452-1295, ext. 124 or 443-0438.SYFsign-upSEBRING Sebring Youth Football and Cheer will hold a registration this Saturday, March 3, at Somos Deli, located Downtown Sebring on the Circle: 209 Circle Park Dr. Please bring a copy of your birth certificate and your registration fee. Register this day and pay $90 for Spring and Fall Seasons or $75 for Fall and $35 for Spring. All age divisions are open 5 14. We are also seeking Cheer Coaches for all divisions and Football Coaches for our Flag and Mitey Mite Divisions. Questions please call Monica 214-1079. SYF will also hold a garage sale on 3/10 at Ron's Automotive beginning at 7 a.m., if you have anything you would like to donate please call Ron at 381-5488.Elks Golf TournamentSEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge #1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, March 5, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is only $32, which includes golf, cart, a lunch buffet with multiple choices and the prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message at 471-3295. Check in no later than 7:40 a.m. in the Pro Shop.McFarling Golf ScrambleSEBRING SpringLake Golf Resort will be hosting the 6th Annual JamesM cFarling Golf Scramble on Saturday, March 10, on the Panther Creek course. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. C ost of the four-person, flighted scramble will be $50 per person, which includes t eam prizes, closest to the pin awards and l unch, which will follow in Michaels Restaurant. There will be a $10,000 Hole In One prize on No. 16, as well as major prize packages on all Par 3s. Proceeds benefit the Highlands County Sertoma Jr. Golf Tour Scholarship Fund. To register, or for more information, contact John Delaney at 655-3686.Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, March 31, at the Country Club of Sebring. The four-man scramble with handicap flights has a $65 entry fee per person. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch, along with great prizes for Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions call Alvin Walters at 3815706 or Jerome Matthews at 273-2533. Submit entries by Monday, March 26. All proceeds benefit college-bound senior graduates, Class of 2012.Art League Golf ClassicAVONPARK Pinecrest Golf Club will host the 2nd Annual Golf Classic to benefit the programs of Highlands Art League on Saturday, March 10. Coffee and doughnuts will be available at the 7:30 a.m. registration, and play will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cohan Radio Group is sponsoring the $2000 Hole-in-One contest, and team prizes are provided by Barben Fruit Company. The cost is $55 per person with $5 mulligans available. Players are flighted by handicap, individuals are welcome. Free refreshments will be served during play with lunch and awards to follow. There will be door prizes and raffles with something to appeal to everyone! To sign up, call Barb Hall at 452-0512 or the pro shop at 453-7555.Cattlemen Golf TourneySEBRING The Highlands County Cattlemen Association will be hosting its Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 10, at the Sebring Municipal Golf Course. The four-person scramble format will tee off with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $60 per player, with teams being seeded according to handicap. Door prizes will be available and a steak lunch is provided as well. For more information, contact Andrew Fells by phone at 381-0183 or by email at andrew.fells@yahoo.com EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia2115.583 Boston1717.5003 New York1818.5003 Toronto1124.314912New Jersey1125.30610 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami277.794 Orlando2313.6395 Atlanta2015.571712Washington728.2002012Charlotte429.1212212Central Division WLPctGB Chicago298.784 Indiana2212.647512Milwaukee1421.40014 Cleveland1320.39414 Detroit1225.32417WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio2411.686 Dallas2115.583312Houston2115.583312Memphis2015.5714 New Orleans827.22916 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City287.800 Denver1917.528912Portland1817.51410 Minnesota1818.5001012Utah1618.4711112Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2012.625 L.A. Lakers2114.60012Golden State1418.4386 Phoenix1420.4127 Sacramento1222.3539 ___ Tuesdays Games Boston 86, Cleveland 83 Indiana 102, Golden State 78 Philadelphia 97, Detroit 68 Chicago 99, New Orleans 95 Houston 88, Toronto 85 Milwaukee 119, Washington 118 New Jersey 93, Dallas 92 Sacramento 103, Utah 96 Minnesota 109, L.A. Clippers 97 Wednesdays Games Orlando 102, Washington 95 Oklahoma City 92, Philadelphia 88 Golden State 85, Atlanta 82 Boston 102, Milwaukee 96 Detroit 109, Charlotte 94 New York 120, Cleveland 103 Toronto 95, New Orleans 84 Memphis 96, Dallas 85 Denver 104, Portland 95 Utah 104, Houston 83 Chicago 96, San Antonio 89 L.A. Lakers 104, Minnesota 85 Thursdays Games Oklahoma City at Orlando, late Minnesota at Phoenix, late L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, late Miami at Portland, late Fridays Games Memphis at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Houston, 8 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Golden State at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Charlotte at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Miami at Utah, 9 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. LEAGUE LEADERS Scoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL36222699728.5 Durant, OKC350 21097127.7 James, MIA32622590327.4 Love, MIN262 23680924.5 Westbrook, OK31017482123.5 Ellis, GOL25613768922.2 Aldridge, POR29614073322.2 D. Williams, NJ25617276821.9 Griffin, LAC28212869321.7 Howard, ORL26219271619.9 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Howard, ORL13041654615.2 Love, MIN13532145613.8 Bynum, LAL10429239612.8 Cousins, SAC15322838111.5 Griffin, LAC10325635911.2 Humphries, NJ12722535210.7 Gasol, LAL10725936610.5 Gortat, PHX9026535510.4 Noah, CHI13523136610.2 Gasol, MEM7527835310.1 Assists GAMESASTAVG Nash, PHX3133910.9 Rondo, BOS242319.6 Calderon, TOR353088.8 Paul, LAC272298.5 Rubio, MIN363028.4 D. Williams, NJ352908.3 Parker, SAN342758.1 Wall, WAS352707.7 Rose, CHI272057.6 Lowry, HOU342557.5 Steals GAMESSTLAVG Conley, MEM33832.52 Rubio, MIN36832.31 Paul, LAC27602.22 Shumpert, NYK29592.03 Iguodala, PHL36701.94 Lowry, HOU34661.94 Allen, MEM32601.88 Westbrook, OK35641.83 James, MIA33581.76 Teague, ATL35601.71 Blocked Shots GamesBLKAVG Ibaka, OKC351123.20 Jordan, LAC32842.63 McGee, WAS35902.57 Howard, ORL36822.28 Gasol, MEM35782.23 Smith, ATL35732.09 Bynum, LAL31642.06 Dalembert, HOU36691.92 Hibbert, IND34601.76EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers4015686169124 Pittsburgh3721579202166 Philadelphia3421775203188 New Jersey3523474172170 N.Y. Islanders2628961148187 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3721377200140 Ottawa3423876199192 Toronto2928765191200 Buffalo2827864156180 Montreal24301058164177 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida30201272158172 Washington3226569172178 Winnipeg3027868166186 Tampa Bay2928664176213 Carolina24261361166190WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis4017787166128 Detroit4219387202151 Nashville3720781181165 Chicago3424775198193 Columbus1838743146212 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4016888204156 Colorado3327470168173 Calgary28241167151173 Minnesota2826965139167 Edmonton2532656169189 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Phoenix3321975166156 San Jose3322773178159 Dallas3326571168175 Los Angeles29231270138137 Anaheim27271064161180 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games Phoenix 2, Vancouver 1, SO Ottawa 1, Boston 0 Florida 5, Toronto 3 Washington 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Carolina 4, Nashville 3 Detroit 5, Columbus 2 Tampa Bay 2, Montreal 1 Los Angeles 4, Minnesota 0 San Jose 1, Philadelphia 0 Wednesdays Games Pittsburgh 4, Dallas 3, SO Chicago 5, Toronto 4 St. Louis 5, Edmonton 2 Buffalo 2, Anaheim 0 Thursdays Games New Jersey at Boston, late Minnesota at Montreal, late N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, late N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, late Florida at Winnipeg, late Columbus at Colorado, late Calgary at Phoenix, late St. Louis at Vancouver, late Buffalo at San Jose, late Fridays Games New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m. Chicago at Ottawa, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 10 p.m.SCORING LEADERSPlayerGames GAPTS Malkin, PIT56374279 Stamkos, TB63443276 Giroux, PHI58234972 Spezza, OTT65284371 Kessel, TOR64323668 Lupul, TOR64254166 Karlsson, OTT64155166 H. Sedin, VAN64135366 D. Sedin, VAN63283664 Hossa, CHI64263662 Neal, PIT63303161 Eberle, EDM59283361 Tavares, NYI63253661 Kovalchuk, NJ57253560 5 tied with 59 ptsBASEBALLMajor League Baseball MLBSuspended free agent minor league LHP Justin Dowdy 50 games for refusing to take a drug test. National League ST. LOUIS CARDINALSAgreed to terms with C Bryan Anderson, RHP Mitchell Boggs, 3B Matt Carpenter, OF Adron Chambers, RHP Maikel Cleto, OF Allen Craig, C Tony Cruz, 2B Daniel Descalso, RHP Brandon Dickson, RHP Chuckie Fick, LHP Sam Freeman, 3B David Freese, 2B Tyler Greene, 1B Mark Hamilton, OF Jon Jay, OF Erik Komatsu, 2B Pete Kozma, RHP Lance Lynn, RHP Adam Ottavino, RHP Adam Reifer, OF Shane Robinson, LHP Marc Rzepczynski, RHP Fernando Salas and RHP Eduardo Sanchez on one-year contracts. American Association AMARILLO SOXSigned INF/RHP Garrett Rau. KANSAS CITY T-BONESSigned RHP Jake Wiley. Atlantic League SUGAR LAND SKEETERSSigned LHP Tyler Lumsden, LHP Colton Pitkin, RHP Duniesky Flores, RHP Ryan McKeller, SS Iggy Suarez and C Octavio Martinez. Can-Am League NEWARK BEARSSigned RHP Matt Morris and C Rob DeWaters. ROCKLAND BOULDERSSigned RHP Julian Sampson. WORCESTER TORNADOESSigned 1B Nick Salotti. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERSSigned 2B Ryan Still to a contract extension. LONDON RIPPERSSigned C Robby Alcombrack. NORMAL CORNBELTERSNamed Brian Lawrence pitching coach.FOOTBALLCanadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERSRe-signed OL Andre Douglas.HOCKEYNational Hockey League TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING_Assigned F Pierre-Cedric Labrie, F Trevor Smith and D Evan Oberg to Norfolk (AHL Recalled D Keith Aulie from Norfolk.MOTORSPORTSNASCARFined crew chief Chad Knaus $100,000 and suspended him along with car chief Ron Malec six races apiece because Jimmie Johnsons car failed an inspection before the Daytona500. Johnson was docked 25 points, leaving him with a negative 23 points.SOCCERMajor League Soccer LA GALAXYSigned G Bill Gaudette. Waived G Nick Noble. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Baseball at Sebring,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Sebring,6 p.m.; Softball at Clewiston,5:30/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Tennis at Hardee,4:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Hardee,4:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Avon Park,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Avon Park,6 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Baseball vs.Lake Placid,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Lake Placid,6 p.m.; Softball vs. Lake Wales,5:30/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Tennis at Okeechobee,3:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Okeechobee,3:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Tennis at Hardee,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Bartow,4:30 p.m. SFCC TODAY: Baseball at Pasco-Hernando,2 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball vs.Lincolnland,double header,Noon; Softball at College of Central Florida,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.University of Tampa B team,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Hesston College,Kansas,4 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: JV Baseball vs.Ridge Community,6:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Lake Placid,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Lake Placid,6 p.m.; Softball a t Frostproof,5:30/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Softball vs.DeSoto,5:30/7:30 p.m. N N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . 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C M Y K By NOAH TRISTER Associated PressTAMPA Alex Rodriguez laughed off Bobby Valentines comments about his 2004 scrap with Jason Varitek, then made a brief statement and ducked through the crowd of reporters surrounding his locker. Derek Jeter spoke longer, but was no less bemused. On the final day of February, the two New York stars were already being dragged into the first Yankees-Red Sox stir of the year. I have no thoughts whatsoever, Jeter said. Thats the best way to put it. Valentine, Bostons new manager, said Tuesday that Jeter didnt need to make his famous flip-to-home relay during the 2001 playoffs. He also fondly recalled when Varitek beat up Rodriguez in 2004 during a confrontation between A-Rod and the Boston catcher. Rodriguez said Wednesday he hadnt heard Valentines comments. After being told about them, he gave a brief response. Im not going to win many battles here when it comes to words, especially against Bobby, Rodriguez said. But I will tell you this: Ive got my new press secretary that should be landing in the next couple days Reggie Jackson so Ill let him handle that. And with that, A-Rod was gone. Jeter, on the other hand, talked for around five minutes about how ridiculous he found the topic. I dont know Bobby well enough to tell you what hes trying to do, Jeter said. I dont know what to tell you. ... Im indifferent. The Red Sox were working on relay throws at spring training on Tuesday and Valentine was asked about one of the most famous relay plays in all of baseball from Game 3 of the 2001 AL Division Series between the Yankees and Oakland. Down 2-0 in the series and with a 1-0 lead in the seventh inning, Yankees right fielder Shane Spencer missed the cutoff man on a hit by Terrence Long. Thats when Jeter seemingly came out of nowhere to grab the overthrow near the first baseline and flipped the ball home to get Jeremy Giambi at the plate. Valentine said he thought Jeter was out of position and he didnt believe the Yankees would practice the relay that way. I mean, we do, Jeter said. What do you want me to say? I mean, really. What am I supposed to say? Sure enough, when the Yankees were practicing later in the morning, Jeter drifted over toward the area between first and home on a ball to the right-field corner. Jeter said hes there mostly for the possibility of a play at third. I dont flip it home when we practice it. Im the cutoff guy, he said. Am I supposed to convince (Valentine)? I dont really know what you guys want from me on that one. Valentine also said he felt Giambi would have been out at the plate even if Jeter hadt touched the ball. Does the New York shortstop agree? No, but who cares? I mean, why are we talking about this, really? Jeter said. He must be bored over there, huh? I dont understand. Rodriguez and Varitek were part of a benches-clearing incident in 2004 after Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo plunked the New York third baseman. After Rodriguez started cursing at Arroyo, Varitek came to his pitchers defense by shoving his catchers mitt into A-Rods face. Terry Francona, who was Bostons manager at the time, was actually in the Yankees clubhouse Wednesday. Hes now an analyst for ESPN. Francona said he assumed some of what Valentine said was in jest. I dont know, he said. wasnt there and Im out of it. Francona said he knows comments can become sensationalized when the Yankees and Red Sox are involved but he wouldnt presume to tell Valentine how to handle himself. Everybodys different. I got asked when we went to winter meetings, Do you have advice for Bobby?No. Hes going to do it his way Francona said. He wouldnt want my advice. Thats why you get a new voice. Hell do it his way, and thats what youre supposed to do. Dick Cook (home run Hurlbut and Jim Guild each had a six-pack of hits for Seminole, but it was a Brooks Robinson, backhands top at third base by Frank Hedges off a smash by Noah Lowry in the b ottom of the last inning that stranded the tying and winning runs on base for Yates. For Yates, Ron Hanish had five hits. The Four Hit Club included Doran Quigg, Cliff Bluml, Ed Engler, Joe Hedges (double Gary Pixley. Pitcher Ray Hensley had the unusual distinction of drawing two bases loaded walks. On Monday, Feb. 27, Tilly had her scoring pen going, but most of the action belonged to Yates Insurance, which bested Lockhart 27-9. Ed Engler (three doubles, triple and Wahoo Stanley (double, home run) had five hits each. Cliff Bluml, (double Joe Hedges (doubleWard (triple hits each. Hedgescircus catch in left field was the play of the game. Stanleys home run cleared the left field fence. It was not his greatest accomplishment of the week. On Wednesday, he proudly watched his wife take the oath to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. For Lockhart, Howard Carney (double, triple four hits. Seminole Tire, playing two men short in the field due to injuries and departures, upended Central Security 29-28. The Noles rallied from a 13-1 deficit with Barry Hurlbuts sixth hit of the game knocking in Skip Raller with the winning run. Raller, Jim Guild (tripled Chuck OHara had five hits each, while Dick Cook homered for Seminole. For Central Security, Wild Bil Destefano homered twice, while Mike Kratt had seven hits. Duke Hensley had a round-tripper and two triples. It was the ninth one-run game of the season for the Securitymen. For league updates and standings, go to lpsoftball.com. Special to the News-SunINDIANAPOLIS This afternoon, Team Falken Tire concluded the second test of the winter season at Sebring International Raceway in preparation for the American Le Mans Series season opening race in two weeks. The 60th Anniversary of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida, March 17, will be the race debut of thet eams new 2012 Porsche 911 G T3 RSR. With testing opportunities few and far between, the team worked around the clock to ensure maximum productivity from the second test with the new vehicle. With one test already in the b ooks, Team Falken Tire dedicated the second two-day test to optimizing the race car configuration. e already rebuilt the race car to make it raceready, and the purpose of this test was to find out what the new RSR really wants, said team manager Derrick Walker. Several changes to the newest model, including aw ider body and flared wheel arches, forced the team to reevaluate the previous years race setup based on thes ports cars predecessor. Running new Falken tires a nd the new Porsche, the team struggled to find the p roper balance with the new set up. Our engineers are starting to understand the new car more, said Porsche works driver and returning Falken T ire veteran racer Wolf Henzler. Although there is still much to learn, we have a better idea of what we need set up wise. Henzler and Bryan Sellers will return to compete with the team in the full 2012 race season. Martin Ragginger, or Raggi to his fans, will join the duo for the upcoming 12 Hours of Sebring and the1 5th Annual Petit Le Mans at the end of the season. The new car felt better compared to last year, saidR agginger, after his first sessions in the new Porsche. I f eel like it handled better over bumps and held faster e ntry into the turns. Sebring is a difficult place because it has so many different challenges, said Bryan Sellers. The surface is very different on multiple p arts of the track, so the car and tires respond different on each one of those varying surfaces. With the 12 Hours of Sebring taking place during both the hottest times in the day and the coolest times at night, tire composition testing was crucial for Team Falken Tire. Running Falken Azenis race slicks on the Porschea gain this season, the team will use the data from this weeks test to develop the optimal tire set up. Theyve been able to t each us a lot. Wolf, myself and Falken Tire have been able to grow collectively to m ake better tires both on and off track. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 2, 2012Page 3B E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 0 0 SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; march ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 2 2 Courtesy photo Team Falken Tires new 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Team Falken concludes second test at Sebring ing column again. Branden Keen would come on in relief for the Lakers in the seventh, getting the side in order, and Machado would get some relief as well, with Travis McPherson taking over in the eighth. After consecutive popouts to the catcher, Kory Jean blooped a single into short right, but McPherson induced a fielders choice to end the inning. Left-hander Bobby Holsombach came on in theb ottom of the eighth for L ake Sumter, but was greeted with a Lucas Bagnara pinch-hit single to center. Former Blue Streak Gus Williams pinch ran for Bagnara and was bunted over to second by Rivera. Morgan drew an intent ional walk, to keep the double play in order, which is just what happened on a grounder to third to end the inning. But McPherson was overpowering in the ninth, striking out the side, around a two-out walk, to clinch the Panther win and move them to 12-11-1 after a 2-10 start to the season. Our starting pitching has b een consistent and this is a good game for us, where every pitch, every play is important, head coach Rick Hitt said. This was the fart hest (Machado this year, throwing 104 pitches, and he got us t hrough to the bullpen. Weve struggled a bit there this year, but were working some guys in from injury,l ike Travis, and theyre starting to come around. Offensively, Id like to see our pitch selection get a l ittle better game to game, he continued. But were playing well, overall, and w ill continue to work toward when they become important starting ne xt F riday That would be the start of the Suncoast Conference schedule at Hillsborough onF riday, March 9. But the slate is busy up u ntil then, with a game at Pasco-Hernando tonight and t hree home dates Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Former Green Dragon David Samperi is about to hith ome plate with the second, final and winning run in Wednesdays 2-1 win over Lake Sumter. SFCC continues winning ways Continued from 1B Seniors slugging it out in Lake Placid A-Rod, Jeter not taking bait over Valentines jabs

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C M Y K Courtesy photo Kaleb Saunders was born in Sebring and has been playing golf since he was old enough to swing a club. Those years of practice all paid off handsomely with one brief swing of his 7-iron at the 2nd hole of Sun N Lakes Turtle Run course during the 20th annual Brad Doty Memorial Childrens Golf Classic. As soon as his tee shot dropped into the hole, Kaleb scored an ace, but more importantly a brand new silver 2012 Ford Focus SE as well, courtesy of Alan Jay Ford-Lincoln of Sebring. Pictured, Kaleb receives the keys to his new car from the Alan Jay Automotive Networks COO Michael Witham, left, and President Alan Jay Wildstein. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, March 2, 2012w ww.newssun.com MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 1 1 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 5 5 Country Club of SebringLast Friday, Feb. 24, the Hyzny Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at the Country Club of Sebring. R oger Culberson had a pus 2 to take first place in A group and a tie for second place between Tom Hokenson and Don Billy at even. B group had a tie in first place between Fred Latshaw and Jack Schell with plus 6 and Walter Peltak was in second place with plus 3. Doug Haire scored plus 5 to take first place in C group and there was a tie for second place between Shorty Crocker and Billy Parr at plus 2. Paul Brown took first place in D group with a plus 4 and Ed Truax, with plus 3, was in second place. Bob Stephens in first place with plus 6 in E group and a tie between Wayne M eyer and Tony Frances at plus 4. Harold Traxler scored high making p lus 8 to take first place in F group and a tie between Larry Hedley and Jimmy berg at minus 1 for second place. The Hyzny Group will play at the Country Club of Sebring this Friday, March 2, beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive early to register. For morer information, call 3821280. C heck out this blog, mezzagroup.blogspot.comGolf HammockThe Ladies League played a Throw out one high score, front and back event on Wednesday, Feb.29. In the First Flight, Anne Coffey lead the way with a 49 for first, with Lorraine Friend second at 51. Marian Passafume and Florence Towell tied for third with 52 each, while Roxie McMillon was two shots back at 54. Jean Edwards won the Second Flight with a 53, while Eleanor Short and Jo Thornburg were knotted in a s econd-place tie at 54. Alma Barefoot was fourth at 55 and Joan Armbruster fifth with a 56. Last Monday, Feb. 27, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. In A group there was a tie for first place between Jim Gulick and Frank Borgia at even. In B group Les Campbell was in f irst place with plus 3 and in second place Harvey Kecskes scored plus 2. Bob Topel took first place at minus 1 in C group and Bob Hughes with minus 4 was in second place. Joe Martini shot a wonderful plus 11 for first place in D group, while Doug Haire was in second place with plus 3. E group saw Tony Frances score plus 6 for first place, Paul Brown was in second place with plus 5 and in third place, Danny Geier was at plus 2. Ken Spencer lead in first place with plus 1 and Bob Kecskes was at enen for second place in F group. Jack Schell took the lead in first place in G group with plus 3 and a tie in second place between Bob Morrison and Gerry Geouque at even. In H group there was a tie in first place between Jerry Patterson and Bob Fidlin at plus 1. Dennis Latshaw was in first place in I group with plus 2 and a tie for second place between Greg Brewer and Ken Grainger at even. In J group Bill Young in first place with plus 4 and Bud Hill in second place at even. Karl Mellor came to life with a plus 10 for first place in K group and Janet Howland in second place with plus 3. Next Monday, March 5, the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 8 a.m. This will be a shotgun start and you are r eminded to arrive early to register. This is also a reminder that the Banquet will be at the Golf Hammock restau-r ant at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 12. For more information, call Pete at 414-2110Harder HallThe Ladies League played a Pro-Am Points event on Monday, Feb. 27. The winners were: First place, Ronna Mason with plus-4; second place, Doris Cunningham with plus3 ; and third place, Helen S ayre with plus-2. The Ladies League played a Throw Out Worst Hole 1F and 1B event on Thursday, Feb.23. The winners were: F irst place, Pat Rowbotham with 49. Tying for second/third places were Helen Sayre and Diane Darroch with 53 e ach.Lake June WestA Scramble was played on Thursday, Feb. 23. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Doyan Eades, Diane Roush, Ott and Maxine Wegner, Rod and Lynn Martin; Orville and Eva Huffman, Rick and Wendy Freeman, H elen Mellon, Marie Ailor and C harlotte Mathew with 48 each. Third place, Ron Hesson, Wayne Eades, Norm Grubbs, George Cloud, John Ruffo and Walt Nagel with 50. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Wanda Jones, 3-feet-5-inches. (Men No. 2, Orville Huffman, 2-feet-1-inch; and No. 8, John Givens, 13-feet. The Mens League played a game on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Winning first place was the team of Claude Cash, Cal Billingsley, Irv Smink, Walt Nagel, John Ruffo and Don Boulton with 37; second place, Doyan Eades, Ron VanMeter, Howard Langston, Tom Schultz and Angelo Iorlando with 39; and third place, Pete Otway, Art Schmeltz, Ron Cobert, Richard Petty and Roy Fowler with 40. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Ron Cobert, 13-feet-4-inches; No. 4, Dale Hamilton, 24-feet-6-inches; and No. 8, Boyd York, 9-feet.Placid LakesA Luck of the Draw event was played by the Mens Association on Wednesday, Feb. 29, in which each player was given a playing card, ace through four, at the end of each hole to determine which players score would count on that hole. Taking first in the event was the team of John Goble, Russ Isaacs, John Rosettis and Tom Bramos with a 59. Five shots back was the foursome of Terry Moss, Frank Fisher, Bud Snyder and David Moiles, while Tom Lacy, Bob McMillian, Jeff Harstine and Howard Ticknor were third with a 65. Fisher took closest to the pin honors, getting to 6-feet, 5-inches from No. 2. In President Cup action, Fisher defeated Rosettis 3 and 2. The Womens Golf Association played a One Best Ball event on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Rose Hunter, Chris McQuigg and Janice Geiger took first with +4, before a match of cards was needed to break a tie for second. V on Lacy, Barb Moriarity, Andrea Burdick and Bev Burkes +5 got the nod over Bobbie Miller, Linda A rchambault and Helen Hunter. Archambault was closest to the pin, getting to 15-feet, 2-inches from No. 2, while Hunter and Burke each had chipins Hunter on No. 18 and Burke on No. 7. The three-day Womens Club Championship concluded on Tuesday, Feb. 28, with Sue Mackey getting the Club Champion honor with a combined total of 262. Alice Bitzer was the Flight A champ with a 269 compiled over the three days, with Pat Haas winning Flight B with a 315.River GreensT he Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, Feb. 25. Winning first place was the team of T om Morway, Dick Garceau, Dave Kelly and Neil Purcell with minus-41; and second place, Larry Roy, Hank Wunderlich, Gerry Page and Gordon Clauws with minus-40; and third place, Butch Smith, Gil Heier, Bob Stevens and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-37. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Jim Cercy, 7-feet; No. 5, Don McDonald, 5-feet-2inches; No. 12, Keith Kincer, 2-feet-9inches; and No. 17, Cliff Aubin, 7-feet4-inches. An Evening Scramble was played on Friday, Feb. 24. Winning first place was the team of Charlie Seralde, Joe and Pat Graf, Dick and Carol Long and Jim Sizemore with minus-12; second place, Russ Rudd, Dick and Gayle Garceau, Roman and Mary Belobradick with minus-11; and third place, Jeff and Norma Davies, Don and Jody Ethun and Scott Meeker. The Ladies Association played a pro am tournament on Thursday, Feb. 23. Winning first place was the team of Betty Leblanc, Fran Neil, Vacile Garceau and Donna Johnson with plus-11.5; and second place, Bev Rudd, Betty Wallace, Gerry Leslie and Lucy Roberts with plus-6. Individual winners were: First place, Fran Neil with plus-4.5; second place, Lucy Roberts with plus-3.5; and third place, Gale Garceau with plus-3. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, Feb. 23. Winning first place was the team of Romy Febre, Gil Heier, Fred Evans and Joe Graf with minus-37; and second place, Paul Johnson, Lefty St. Pierre and Keith Kincer with minus-30; and third place, Jim Cercy, WayneC arlin, Frank Conroy and Cliff Aubin with minus28. T he Mens Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Winning first place was the team of Tim Thomas, Peter March, Dick Garceau and Scott Meeker with plus-18; second place, Gary Riddle, Jim Cercy, Ken Koon and Russ Rudd with plus-14; and third place, Keith Kincer, Johnny Wehunt and Cliff Steele with plus-10.5. Individual winners: A Flight (28-35p lace, Dave Kelly with plus-6; tying for second/third places were Romy Febre and Larry Roy with plus-3 each. B Flight (22-27 place, Dick Garceau with plus-7; and second place, Tim Thomasw ith plus-6.5. C Flight (18-21ying for first/second/third/fourth places were Gil Heier, Johnny Wehunt andR oman Belabradich with plus-6.5. D Flight (17-undery Riddle with plus-8; and second place, A l Farrell with plus-4. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The winners were: First place, Anne Kelly with 31; Tying fors econd/third/fourth/fifth places were Linda Therrien, Mary Beth Carby, Carol Roy and Kay Conkle with 34 each. The M orrison Group played a game on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The winners were: First place, Rob S tevens and Cliff Aubin with minus-16. Tying for second/third/fourth places were Fred Evans and Dave Kelly; Hank Wunderlick and Gil Heier; D. McDonald and Paul Johnson with minus-13 each. The Morrison Group played a game on Monday, Feb. 20. Tying for first/second places were t he teams of Al Farrell, Bob Streeter, Kenneth Brunswick and Bill Mountford; Cliff Aubin, J.R. Messier, Russ Rudd and Cliff Steele with minus33 each. Third place, Jim Anderson, Dave Kelly, Tom Morway and Larry Roy with minus-28. The Limited Member Group played a g ame Monday, Feb. 20. Winning first place was the team of John Hierholzer, Denny Yockey, KayL emek and Romy Febre with plus17.5; and second place, Tom Shower, Mike Lueth and Felix Charlier with plus-5. Individual winners were: First place, John Hierholzer with plus-10.5; second place, Felix Charlier with plus-6; and third place, Dennis Delisle. The mens association played a pro am tournament game on Thursday, Feb. 16. Winning first place was the team of Jim Cercy, Bob Streeter, Cliff Steele and Ken Koon with plus-7; second place, Denny Yockey, B.C. Roberts and Vince Boever with plus-6.5; and third place, Dave Petty, Len Westdale, Bob Wolf and Al Farrell with plus-6. Individual winners: Flight A First place, Cliff Steele with plus-7.5. FlightB First place, Len Westdale with plus8.5. Flight C Tying for first/second places were Bob Stevens and Bill Mountford with plus-4 each. D Flight First place, Scott Meeker with plus-8.5. The ladies association played a pro am tournament on Thursday, Feb. 16. Winning first/second/third places were the teams of Donna Johnson, Pat Kincer and Carol Roy; Gale Garceau, Helen Ochala and Mary Beth Carby; Betty Wallace, Betty Leblanc and Anne Kelly with plus-4 each. Individual winners were: First place, Betty Wallace with plus-7; second place, Mary Beth Carby with plus-3; and third place, Donna Johnson with plus-2.5. T he Morrison Group played an event on Thursday, Feb. 16. Winning first place was the team of Joe Graf, Larry Roy, Keith Kincer and Jim Cercy with minus-39. Tying for second/third places were Jim Anderson, Jim Cercy and Clark Austin; Johnny Wehunt, Harold Plagens, Cliff Aubin and Romy Febre with minus-31 e ach. The mens association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, Feb. 18. T ying for first/second places were t he teams of Russ Rudd, Cliff Aubin, Bill Mountford and Pat Graf; Dave Kelly, Bob Streeter, Jim Cercy and Neil Purcell with plus-12 each. Third place, Peter Bridges, Dale Garceau, Johnny Wehunt and Bob Wolf with plus-11. C losest to the pin: No. 3, Dave Kelly, 9-feet-4-inches; No. 5, Bob Stevens, 3feet-7-inches; No. 12, Russ Rudd, 2f eet-4-inches; and No. 17, Russ Rudd, 13-feet-6-inches.SpringLakeAn Individual Low Gross/Low Net Flighted Balanced tournament wasp layed by the SpringLake Womens Golf Association on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Marsi Benson won Low Gross in Flight A with 81 and Teri Swisher won Low Net in the flight with 66. Flight B Low Gross winner was Dotti Blackwell, who had an 88, and Barb Stevens won the Low Net in a tiebreaker over Rosie Foote with 73. C Flight Low Gross winner was Sharon Warner, who had 94, and Ann McWilliams had 70 to win the C Flight L ow Net. Jean Donahue was the Low Gross winner in D Flight, after shooting a 97, and Patty Miller came out the winner with 67 to claim Low Net. O n Tuesday, Feb. 28, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a 2 Man Team 1 Best Ball tournament on the Panther Creek course. All 16 teams were equally weighted by handicap, which meant that the members with the lowest handicaps got a rare chance to play with the members with the highest handicaps. Winning first place was the team of P at Jaskowski and Jim Foote, with a score of 59. There was a three way tie for second between the teams of Kirby Gann and Bill Rentel, Bart Rath and Vince Ferretti, and Edd Vowels and Jack Hoerner at 63 strokes. Using the USGA tie-break procedures, where first the better Back Nine score wins and then the better scores from the 18th hole down to the 1st hole win, second place was awarded to the Rath team, third place to the Gann team, and fourth to the Vowels team. Bill Rentel helped Kirby Gann greatly by taking 5 of the last 9 holes. Edd Vowels and Jack Hoerner exhibited the best ham and egg show: Edd took 10 holes, Jack took 8, and they had no ties. Fifth place was awarded to John Starks and Charlie Keniston at 65 strokes because, while tied on the Back at 32 with the Scoven team, Mr. Keniston parred the 18th hole with two strokes of handicap for a net 3. Charlie Scoven and Gale Monda, also at 65 strokes, were awarded sixth place. Saunders gets ace and a new car

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING Dr. Mario Lacerna, a board-certified radiation oncologist, has joined Heartland OncologyP artners, LLC. Dr. Lacerna was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. As an undergraduate, he studied physics at DenisonU niversity and was elected to the Sigma Pi Sigma and Sigma Xi honorary societies. He attended medical school at The Ohio State University where he became interestedi n oncology. He completed a radiation oncology residency a t William Beaumont Hospital in Detroit, M ich.and became a chief resident. Upon completion of residency, he joined the faculty as an assistant professor atA lbany Medical College, in Albany, N.Y.While there, he started a prostate brachytherapy program as well as performed numerous otherb rachytherapy procedures. In 2000, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan as a clinical assistant professor. While there, he was actively involved int he use of intensity modulated radiation therapy for mult iple body sites including prostate cancer and head and n eck cancers. He was also extensively involved in the use of concurrent chemotherapy with radiation therapy and hyperbaric oxygen thera-p y for wound care. Dr. Lacerna is now on the staff of Florida Oncology Network, P.A./Heartland Oncology Partners LLC. Hei s board certified in radiation oncology. He has given numerous scholarly presentations at national meetings and has published articles in several medical journals. Hep resently lives in Sebring, where he likes to enjoy the w arm weather and race sports cars. Second in a four-part series I f you have diabetes, taking good care of your feet can truly be a step in the right direction. Many Americans afflicted w ith diabetes dont know that the disease can damage nerves in the legs and feet, which, without treatment, can lead to amputation. If you have diabetes or are at risk for the disease, regular check-ups by ap odiatrist at least annually are a vital measure to ensure that your feet remainh ealthy, said Dr. Ronald Jensen, president of the A merican Podiatric Medical Association (APMA comprehensive foot caret reatment plan can reduce amputation rates by as m uch as 85 percent. Here are several tips to help successfully manage diabetes: Know the risk factors. A frican-Americans are one of the highest at-risk groups f or developing diabetes and it often runs int he family. Talk to your family memberst o determine if you are at-risk for thed isease. Lose weight. People with diabetes are ofteno verweight, which nearly doubles the risk of complications when it comes tof oot health. Exercise. As a means t o keep weight down and improve circulation, walking is one of the best all-a round exercises for the diabetic patient. Wash feet daily. Using mild soap and lukewarm water, wash your feet in the mornings or before bed each evening. Inspect feet and toes daily. Check your feet e veryday for cuts, bruises, sores or changes to the toenails, such as thickening ord iscoloration. If age or other factors hamper selfinspection, ask someone to help you, or use a mirror. Pay special attention too pen sores or wounds that arent healing properly. Either one could be a diabetic ulcer. What is a diabetic f oot ulcer? Adiabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that most commonlyo ccurs on the bottom of the foot in approximately 15 percent of patients withd iabetes. Of those who develop a foot ulcer, six p ercent will be hospitalized due to infection or other ulcer-related complication. D r. Joni Jones is a podiatrist in Sebring who can be reached at 3 82-3228, stop by her office at 2 06 West Center Avenue, Sebring or mail to P.O. Box 1719, Sebring, FL 33871-1 719. This information is not i ntended to diagnose, treat or c ure your condition. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 2, 2012Page 5B INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 0 0 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 3.639"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 6 6 Proper foot care vital for those with diabetes HEALTHYLIVING Foot Care Dr. Joni Jones Dr. Mario Lacerna joins Heartland Oncology Partners S anders highlights n eed for better d ental care MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP Sen. Bernie Sanders is trying to highlight the need for better access to dental care int he United States. The Vermont independent h eld a hearing of his Senate subcommittee on Wednesday at which he heard testimonyt hat many Americans forego needed dental care because t hey lack insurance and can't afford it. Sanders says Vermont has s een progress, with 25 thousand people being served with dental care at community health centers. W ASHINGTON (AP officials have approved the first vaccine that protects against four strains of the common f lu, offering one additional layer of protection against the influenza virus that affects millions each year. The FluMist Quadrivalent vaccine prot ects against two strains of influenza Aand two strains of influenza B. The Food and Drug Administration approved the sprayb ased vaccine for people ages 2 to 49. Previously all vaccines contained two strains of influenza Aand one strain of influenza B. FDA approves first 4-in-1 flu vaccine

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C M Y K D earPharmacist: On Facebook, you mentioned this supplement called Citicoline for memory, and it interests me because mym other has Alzheimers and my wife had a mild stroke. Would it help? J.L., Newark, New Jersey A nswer: I think so. Very few people have heard of Citicoline which is sold asa dietary supplement known scientifically as cytidine 5d iphosphocholine or CDP Choline. Citicoline could help many b rain disorders. Researchers are currently evaluating its effect on stroke patientsb ecause of everything Im about to tell you, plus its a bility to reduce free fatty acid build up which occurs at the site of the stroke; veryh ard to fix that with drugs, but citicoline might. C iticolines most beautiful feature is that it can help you make phospholipids, which encase every brain cell. Without a healthy cell mem-b rane, your skull would hold one giant glob, and youd h ave the IQ of a worm, so anything that helps you make phospholipids, improvesb rain function. Citicoline donates choline to make two important phospholipids called phosphatidylcholine a nd phosphatidylserine. Both of those are sold overthe-counter, too. Citcoline also helps you make the memory molecule called acetylcholine. Low levels of acetylcholine, and you might be told you have Alzheimers disease. T o that end, citicoline blocks beta-amyloid deposit ion, another kink in the brain tied to Alzheimers dis-e ase. What about Parkinsons? In fact, citicoline slightly raises dopamine levels, giving more hope to those afflicted with Parkinsons disease. The effects of nourishing y our brain with these brainloving compounds cant be bad. I n fact, I think after six weeks of supplementation (with either citicoline, phos-p hatidylserine or phosphatidylcholine), you might s ee improvement in memory, problem solving, mood, tremors, mental clarity ando rientation. Im not promising, Im just t hinking out loud and shining a flashlight into a dark room in case you have been told theres no more time or theres nothing more we cand o for you. Citicoline may help stroke p atients, as I mentioned earlier. Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the U nited States, and each year, about 795,000 people suffer one. Ask your neurologist to look up studies on pubmed that show cytidine 5diphos-p hocholine to prevent neuronal cell death (brain decay), and increase sphingomyelin while simultaneously reducing the neurotoxin arachidonic acid. This is huge to a recovering person and hard to accomplish with medication alone. Early intervention isk ey. The three supplements Ive shared today have promisef or many of you. Some cont ain soy, a common allergen, so read labels carefully. Also, be patient, optimal effects take two or three months and most importantly, gain yourp hysicians approval, especially if you take blood thinners, antihypertensives, psychostimulants or antidepressants. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharm acist and the author of The 2 4-Hour Pharmacist and Real S olutions. For more informat ion, visit www. D earPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to t reat, diagnose or cure your condition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, March 2, 2012www.newssun.com COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 3/2/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 6 6 8 8 BEST HEARING CENTER; 5.542"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 4 4 GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 8 8 P OSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 9 9 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 3 3 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 3/2,16; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 4 4 APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 7 7 HEALTHYLIVING Outreach scheduleAce Homecare has scheduled the following community outreach events: T oday: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Sebring Village, Schumacher Road, Sebring; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Highlands Village,V illa Road, Sebring. Monday: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Brookside Bluffs, S.R. 17, Zolfo Springs; 10 a.m., Health Fair, ChathamP ointe, Stenstom Road, Wauchula; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe assisted living Community, Sun n Lake Boulevard, Sebring. T uesday: 10 a.m., Health Fair, Fair Havens, A partments, Spinks Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Groves, behindS ebring Diner, U.S. 27 Sebring. W ednesday: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Villa Del Sol, behind Winn Dixie, U.S. 27, Avon Park; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Avon ParkM eal Site, Main Street, Avon Park; 10:30 a.m., C oping with Transitions, Crown Pointe, assisted living facility, Sun n LakeB oulevard, Sebring. Thursday: 10 a.m., C oping with Transitions, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road,S ebring.Elder Affairs SHINE Program Seeks VolunteersThe Florida Department of Elder Affairs, along with the West Central Florida Area Agency onA ging, invites you to join the award-winning SHINE team of volunteers. This program helps elders make informed decisions about Medicare, health insurance and prescription drugp lans. SHINE volunteers prov ide individual counseling and assistance to elders and their caregivers about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare plan choices,l ong-term care planning and prescription discount drug programs. Volunteers may also make educational presentations to communi-t y groups and participate in local health fairs, senior fairs and other outreach and educational events. If you would like additional information about this exciting opportunity and would like to becomea SHINE volunteer in Hillsborough, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee and Polk Counties, please call the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at 813-740-3888, ext. 5593.Elder Helpline available.The Elder Helpline provides information for older adults and their caregivers by helping callers make informed decisions about available assistance. It is the starting point in getting connected with programs or services that can meet the needs of the older adult or caregiver. For more information, please contact (800 96Elder or (800 or visit www.AgingFlorida.com/.Get help with your Medicare costsSHINE (Serving Health I nsurance Needs of Elders) volunteer counselors from the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging are available to help Medicareb eneficiaries learn if they qualify for additional benefits. If they are eligible, SHINE volunteers can provide application assistance. If you or someone youk now needs help with your Medicare costs, you can c all 1-800-96-ELDER or 1-800-963-5337 and speak with a SHINE counselor M ore than 86,500 Medicare beneficiaries in F lorida are likely eligible for, but are not enrolled in a program called Extra Help. This program offers qualified beneficiariesa ssistance with their Part D (prescription drug plan c osts. In addition, many individuals may qualify for assistance paying their PartB premiums. Many of those who need help the m ost dont know about these valuable benefits and how SHINE can help. 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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, March 2, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listingin this directory, call the NewsSun at 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 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239 0390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. 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, 6 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 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at5 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+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; Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families; Joy Loomis, music director; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. orchestra rehersal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 6 p.m. evening worship. Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. mission programs. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Call 453-6681 for details. 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 withC hildrens 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 6p .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 St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863ebsite: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. 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 at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. 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 6:30 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 the AWANA groups meet. 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 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at theR OC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age6 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 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 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. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 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, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study a nd Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, 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 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. 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; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. 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; David Etherton, 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. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. 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 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies 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, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Atonement Lutheran Church ELCAS EBRING This is the second Sunday in Lent. Worship service with Communion will be led by Deacon David Thoresen. Worship assistant and lector is Jim Fiedler;E ucharist assistant is Ron Fitzpatrick. Following morning worship, attendees will gather in fellowship hall for Winter Visitor Appreciation Celebrate Brunch andP rogram. All are encouraged to attend. Council meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday. Soup supper Wednesday, foll owed by worship service titled Baptism of Jesus led by Ed Graff. Soup suppers will be at 5p .m. every Wednesday through March 28. The WELCASalad Luncheon a nd Program will be Tuesday, March 13. Ladies, members and v isitors are welcome to come and share lunch and enjoy an interesting program presented by LoisH ess.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK This Sunday morning, Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled YourS piritual Family Tree. Wednesday join for a soup supper at 6 p.m. and w orship. The theme for Lenten devotional is The Trials of Jesus The Voice of Judas by Pastor Jim Weed. The church is at 1320 County R oad 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 471-2663 or online at christlutheranavonpark.org.C hristian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Man. The keynote is from Psalm9 2:4, ...you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy The church is at 146 N. Franklin S t.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. D owning will bring the message titled Revelation 11: Part 2 at the S unday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is studying the Gospel of John. Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, WaveringR ighteousness, with Scripture taken from Romans 4:13-25. T he church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road o r visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.F aith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morni ng, the church celebrates Second Sunday of Lent. The guest pastor, Reverend Gerald Kovac, will deliver his sermon titled Feed the PoorFirst Christian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK This week the p astor will share a sermon titled Educating the World About Christianity. This is one of thec ommands that we have as Christians, spread the word of Jesus. In Matthew 13, verses 31a nd 32, Jesus shares about the faith of a mustard seed and how little it i s, but it needs to be shared with others: He told them another parable: The kingdom of heaven isl ike a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. T hough it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches. S unday evening will be the first P.R.A.I.S.E. Time a time of Pray, R ejoice, Attend, Invite others, Sing, Eating. Saturday morning is the Ladies Spring Fling with a Baskets Full of Blessings theme. Debra Clark, with Lake AuroraC hristian Camp, will be the guest speaker. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call4 53-5334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The church website is www.firstcchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of ChristSEBRING At the Lords T able this Sunday morning will be Howard Lewis and Juanita Roberts. Communion will be served byC arol Chandler, Sandra Laufer and Elissa Crothers. Childrens church leaders for S unday will be Mike and Carol Graves. T he pastors sermon for Sunday is titled The Beast Out of the Sea from Revelation 13:1-10. F or more information, call 3850352. The church is at 510 P oinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor Bob Johnsons serm on will be Glorifying God in All Things, based on I Corinthians 10:23-11:1. The choirs introit will be In Holy Reverence, Lord, We Come. The anthem will be Glory To His Name. Cody Kindrick will provide special music by singing Someone Worth Dying For The adult Sunday school class is continuing its study of David in II Samuel Chapter 22 and the four main themes of Davids song of deliverance. Members are asked to bring no n perishable items for the Church Service Center. The Family Gathering meets at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Pastor Johnson will lead the Bible study on the topic The Basics of the Faith. On Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, several ladies will attend a retreat at the F. F.A. Conference Center in Haines City. The speaker will be Valarie Shepherd and her topics will be Grace, Prayer and Quietness On Saturday, March 10 the Elders and Deacons will attend an all-day training session at the Lak e Wales Presbyterian Church. That evening, members are reminded to set their clocks one hour ahead at bedtime. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453-3242. RELIGION Church News Continued on page 9B

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 2, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see w hat makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid C ity Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. 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 LCMS, 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 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 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 Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS 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. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year roundfice phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com N ON-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 p.m. Wednesday: Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester O sbeck. 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, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com 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. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org 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. Sunday morning worship: Informal service, 8 a.m.; traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 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. D arrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. 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; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. 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 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m. in the educational building. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school and nursery and childrens ministry; 7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 6990132. 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.embarq space.com. 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. 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 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 meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC a t 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.; High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. Were at the corner ofPLACESTOWORSHIP First Presbyterian Church of SebringS EBRING Christian Relationships is the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Rev. A.C. Bryants sermon is First Word ForgiveT hem with Scripture taken from Luke 23:32-38. The service of Holy Communion will be observed. Fine Food and Fellowship Dinner will follow the church services. United Methodist Women will m eet at 11 a.m. Tuesday for program with a lunch to follow at the P alms of Sebring. Call the church office for information at 385-5184. The church isd owntown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the website at www.sebringfirst umc.comGrace Pointe ChurchSEBRING Grace Pointe Church Ministries is at 200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Tuesday the home Bible study series continues with UnveilingN ew Testament Mysteries. After coffee, sweets and fellowship on Sunday the pastor will begin a new series, Possession. God had a plan for Israel and He has a plan for us. W elcome back Pastors Ron Zimmer, Wendell Smith and Myrna H oward from a successful Word+Spirit=Power conference held in California. L og on to WOWradio. This will be a powerful tool to reach people e verywhere. Go to www.wowradionetwork.com. Click on the Praise Him tab. Friday night Bible study with GoToMeeting, let the pastor knowi f you would like to participate at www.gracepointeministries.net or call 658-2534 for more information. To watch Sunday and Tuesday s ervices log on to www.gracepointeministries.net, go to tab Teaching and make your selection. H eartland Christian ChurchSEBRING The early morning s ervices have ended for 2012. Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday morning will be WhyS hould He Love Me So? with Scripture from II Corinthians 2:141 6. The service will also include Heartland Singers singing What a Lovely Name, Vic Anderson playing a trumpet solo of Old RuggedC ross, and Flossi Moore singing The Love of God. Tuesday nights adult Bible study is Evolution Creation The Big Bang Theory taught by P astor Ted Moore. T he church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix phone number is 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist Church LAKE PLACID Pastor Fred B all will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service. Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song Contemporary service in Rob Reynolds Hall. C ommunion will be served. The church is at 500 Kent Ave., o verlooking Lake Clay; the phone n umber is 465-2422.Parkway Free Will B aptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Wisdoms Parti n Creation, is taken from Proverbs 6. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morning and evening messages. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study.St. John United Methodist Church SEBRING The Rev. Ronald D e Genaro Jrs message will be emptation: Power at all three Sunday services. Biblical reference is from Mark 1:12-13. S mall Steps 4 Health meets Monday at 10 a.m. Nursery is provided at all services.The Way Church SEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums message will be Angels Part Two. N ight of Prophecy at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Homers Smorgasbord i n Sebring Square (across from Walmart). The Difference Makers Youth m eet 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way Church is at 1005 N. R idgewood Drive. The church phone is 471-6140; the pastors cell is 273-3674. For church information and the pastors messages go to www.the-w aychurch.org. Continued from page 8B RELIGION RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on F ridays. T he submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridas paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or m ail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring, FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.

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C M Y K Whenever somebody mentions the word free in my presence my right eye turnsa vivid jaundice. It is not that I have anything against the word free; just the person who is trying to use it to gain some kind of an advan-t age over me. I know anybody employing this monoverbiage is hiding some very long strings. My father taught me a long time ago that there aren o free lunches. Occasionally somebody will a dvertise a free lunch and I go and find out the lunch is free but they are going toc harge you to get out of that restaurant. In the end, it w ould have been cheaper to buy my own lunch. My philosophy is simply this; if I cannot afford it, I do not want it. In my vaste xperience down through the years, I have discovered that I cannot afford free. And I think I know why. My understanding of the word" free" and the person employing that word is not t he same. When I use the word free, I am insinuating thatt here is absolutely no cost associated with this product whatsoever. W hen others use the word free, they often are insinua ting that I am just a free market for them to take advantage of in the neighborhood of my money. Unfortunately, I do not livei n that neighborhood anymore. I especially do not accept any free offers via the telephone. If someone has something to give me for nothing, let him come to myd oor, hand it to me, shake my hand and get out of D odge. To me, that's what free is all about. Just the other day I received one of those telephone calls. I must confesst hat I was in a rather curmudgeon attitude and was just looking around for someone on which to spit my scorn. T hen the telephone rang. When I answered the phone, it turned out to be someone offering me, absolutely free, with no cost to me absolutely, a free crime prevention program for my blessed domicile. No thank you, sir, I said as politely as I could. Im not really interested. I assure you I have no PhD or DD attached to my name whatsoever and yet as simple as I am, I understood what the phrase Im notr eally interested was all about. Not so my affable telephone caller. But I assure you, sir, that this program is absolutely free to you. Its our way tos ay thank you to some of our customers. He rattled on as t hough we were having only a one-way conversation. If this is going to be a one-wayc onversation, who will take up the offering? I think I k now. After five long minutes of him telling me how important it was for me to have security in my home andh ow his product was absolutely free to me, I f inally got a word in edgewise. But I have my own secur ity system, thank you. There is a slight pause and t hen he said, What is your home security system, if I may ask? A ll right. I will confess right now that I had a wee bit of naughtiness on my m ind, but in my own defense the telephone caller opened t he door. I always believe where there is an open door somebody ought to step in. My home security system is called, Napoleon-two-C laws, and furthermore Im quite satisfied with it. There was another pause on the other end of the phone and I heard someone clear their throat and then ask, Ive never heard oft hat program. What is Napoleon-two-Claws? Y ou know what it is like when you are trying not to laugh and it is about all you can do not to laugh? For a brief moment, I felt a littleb it guilty but then I remembered who was on the other end of the phone. Somebody that was trying to con me with some kind of freet hingamajig. The Napoleon-twoClawshome security program that I have in my house is my cat. I call him Napoleon because he walks around with his right paw stuck in his coat between two buttons. There was an extended pause on the other end of the phone and finally he said, What would you do, sir, if someone broke into your house? Id send flowers to the f uneral. The funeral? Whos funeral? Why, the funeral of the guy who tried to break intom y house while Napoleontwo-Clawswas on duty. The first moment an intruder would enter into my home, good old Napoleon would claw that sorry person tod eath. Then feeling good about m y momentum at this point I continued, I live there and I have a hard time getting in m y house without being clawed to death by N apoleon. And I feed the cat. My cat is the meanest, grumpiest, cantankerous animal on Gods green earth. If anybody, and I mean any-b ody, can get past Napoleon they can have anything in m y house. Absolutely free. At that moment, I heard a distinctive click and Ir ealized our conversation was over. I guess whatever h e had that was free did not measure up to good old Napoleon-two-Claws. T he only one I trust to give me something is God. Come unto me, all ye that l abour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest ( Matthew 11:28). What Jesus gives is absolutely free. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of GodF ellowship, PO Box 831313, O cala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at (352 jamessnyder2@att.net. Thec hurch website is www.whatafellowship.com. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, March 2, 2012www.newssun.com r ide the racetrack; 7.444"; 10"; Black plus three; process, ride the racetrack; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 6 6 4 4 RELIGION Garage sale at First Assembly of GodL AKE PLACID The Mens & Womens Ministry of First Assembly of God Lake Placid are sponsoringa yard sale on Saturday f rom 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the church gym. There will be an assortment of many items. The church is at 327 P lumosa Street, Lake Placid.R evival slated at Bethel BaptistLAKE PLACID Dr. Wayne Nelson, missionarye vangelist and revivalist, will be the guest speaker from March 4-9 at BethelB aptist Church in Lake Placid. B efore entering this present ministry of missionary evangelism, Nelson was int he chaplaincy at a local prison for two and a half y ears, pastored for 10 years in two churches located in Florida and has been in full-time as an evangelist for 18 years. The Lord hasa llowed the Nelson Revivalist Team to conduct m ore than 1,000 meetings in USAand overseas. Each series of meetings includep reaching, and teaching the Word of God, heart-touchi ng music, ventriloquism with Danny and creative puppetry, object lessons, u nique visual illustrations and an effective childrens ministry. The services will be at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.S unday morning; 6 p.m., Sunday evening and continue through the week at 7 p.m., each evening. Each service will include a spe-c ial segment including, Danny Boy and Danielle ( ventriloquist partners), Sermons in Chemistry, Wood and Metal Objects. The illustrations and visuals will explain Gods Word soa ll can understand how to have eternal life and the specific purpose of the believersministry. Each service will have a verye xciting time for the children provided by Aunt Hattie. There will be a nursery service provided for eachm eeting. Bethel Baptist Church is at 216 E. Park St.F inancial Peace University at First PresbyterianLAKE PLACID First P resbyterian Church would like to invite the community to Financial PeaceU niversity at FPU is a 13-week lifec hanging program that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals andG ods plan for your life. The course includes practic al lessons on eliminating debt, building wealth, giving like never before andm ore. Classes will be held each W ednesday evening starting March 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., facilitated by Joshua a nd Holly Cameron located in Friendship Hall. You can purchase your kit for $93. As part of your enrollment package youw ill receive all 13 lessons on an audio CD library, Dave Ramseys personal testimony, three months of zero based monthly budget-i ng forms on CD, a financial snapshot progress form, a complete set of financial management forms (includ-i ng samples), all 13 fill-inthe-blank FPU lessons to work through with Dave during the classes, Dave Ramseys Financial PeaceR evisited Book, the envelope system, two debit cardholders, access to helpful financial tools at the online Member Resource Centera nd a graduation certificate upon completion of the class. For more information visitw ww.daveramsey.com/fpu/. First Presbyterian Church is at 117 N. Oak Ave., LakeP lacid. C465-2742. Child care is available. FPU requires pre-registration.Yard sale at St. FrancisLAKE PLACID The S t. Francis of Assisi thrift store at 43 Lake June Road i n Lake Placid, will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The thrift store at St. Francis raises funds for an umber of charities or nonprofit organizations such as S afe House, Manna Ministries, Anchor House, Potter House, NewT estament Mission and Youth For Christ. Many g reat items have been collected over the past few weeks, so come early and b rowse. The Mens Club of St. Francis will be on hand at 11 a.m., to sell hot dogs, burgers, sodas, iced tea andc offee. The Mens Club is raising funds to provide four Camp Wingmann scholarships again this year as part of their yearly proj-e cts. Snapshots The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Just because its free doesnt mean its free Guest Column Rev. James L. Snyder Associated PressNEWYORK Afederal appeals court on Wednesday rejected an attempt by New York City to keep churches out of its public schools while a judge decides whether a city law banning them from its school buildings can be enforced. But the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals encouraged a lower court judge to act quickly after she ruled earlier this month that a small Bronx church can continue to meet in a public school for Sunday services, despite the citys threat to begin enforcing its ban on worship services in city schools. She later extended the order to include all of the roughly 40 churches meeting in public schools. In a two-page order, the appeals court declined the city's request to block U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska from preventing enforcement while she hears the merits of a lawsuit brought by the Bronx Household of Faith. She said the church was likely to win its First Amendment challenge and had demonstrated it would suffer irreparable harm if it could not continue to use Public School 15 for Sunday morning worship services. The appeals court urged the judge to issue a final decision by mid-June so it can be resolved by the start of the new school year. It noted that the case had been winding its way through the courts for a dozen years, though Preska ruled on areas that had not been addressed by earlier rulings. Last June, the 2nd Circuit overturned an earlier Preska ruling against the city, saying the city excludes religious worship from its buildings but not prayer, singing hymns, religious instruction, expression of religious devotion or the discussion of issues from a religious point of view Court extends NYC church access to public schools

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C M Y K DearAbby: I have been married 18 years. In that time my husband has been unfaithful twice. Last week I was going through his cellphone and noticed from his emails that he had registered on a dating service and was exchanging photos with four women. I threw him out of the house. What really upsets me is my 17-year-old son knew about the affairs and thinks its perfectly normal for his dad to have female friends while we were still living together. I dont like what my soon-to-be-ex did to me, and I dont want my son thinking its OK to start looking while youre still married. My son finds ways to excuse his fathers behavior. How can I make him understand that looking for other partners while youre married is being unfaithful? Texas Wife Whos Had It DearHad It: That may not be easy. Your husband, by making your son his coconspirator (Itll just be between us guys), has made him a member of the boys club and cliqued you out. Has your son not seen how painful this has been for you? Your almost ex-husband is a terrible role model. When your son follows in Dads footsteps and there is every reason to believe he will he will never have a successful marriage of his own. DearAbby: My girlfriend and I have been dating for four years. In the beginning, wed split our visits between her house and mine because we live 100 miles apart. Two years ago she stopped wanting me to come to her house. Shed say it was dirty or that she didnt want anyone there. When we plan to have me go there, the day arrives and she says she wants to break up with me because I insist on visiting her. Over the past year and a half, I have been to her place only three times. She hemmed and hawed but finally allowed it. She claims theres no reason shes acting this way, that Im crazy and people are putting ideas in my head.I tell her its her behavior that makes me think shes hiding something. What should I do? Suspicious in Buffalo DearSuspicious: Something strange is going on. Adrastic change in someones behavior is legitimate cause for concern. Clearly your girlfriend has a secret. She may be seeing someone or theres something else she doesnt want you to see. You are overdue in getting to the bottom of it, so stop allowing her to put you on the defensive, even if it means ending the relationship. DearAbby: My husband and I received a wedding gift in the form of a donation to a religious organization in honor of our nuptials. I am strongly opposed to this organization because it excludes women from its primary mission due to beliefs I do not share. Having found this gesture to be offensive, how do I acknowledge this gift? Not in My Name DearNot in My Name: What a peculiar gift for a wedding. Usually couples receive an item for which they registered, or something they can use or enjoy together. It appears that rather than give you a gift, your guest gave himself/herself a tax deduction. For the sake of good manners, write the person a short note saying, Thank you for sharing our special day with us. DearAbby: My husband is 70 and Im 68. We have been married for two years. His previous wife was 22 years younger than him, and he seems to delight in bringing the age thing up. I feel so old and insecure. Have you any words of wisdom to offer me? The Old Lady DearLady: Two can play your husbands game. The next time he mentions it, tell him the reason shes his ex is that he was too old for her which is why this time he wised up and picked on somebody his own size. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 2, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 3/2/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 6 6 6 6 Father is teaching son in the school of infidelity Dear Abby DIVERSIONS B y CHRIS VOGNAR The Dallas Morning NewsDr. Seuss died in 1991, s aving him from the gaudy, big-screen abominations of How the Grinch StoleC hristmas (2000. SeussThe Cat in the Hat ( 2003). These werent just bad movies; they were hyperkinetic nuisances, antithetical t o the wise economy of the good Doctor. Now, after a passable Horton Hears a Who (2008. SeussTheL orax gets a shot. If the results arent sublime, theyre hardly embarrassing. Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda, two of them inds behind Despicable Me, this animated environm entalist parable is too busy for its own good (gotta keept he little ones engaged), and a little overstuffed with story. But the design is witty and imaginative, and the small grace notes are enough tok eep an open-minded adult giggling. The Lorax also happens to have something on its mind: If Fox News objectedt o the menace of The Muppets, this bit of tree huggery might give someone a conniption. The story unfolds in the town of Thneedville, filled by imitation shrubbery andb ottled air (sadly no use of the Radiohead song Fake P lastic Trees). Aflashback shows how a misguided entrepreneur wiped out plant life years previous, over the protests of a mustachioedf orest guardian called the Lorax (Danny DeVito). Now pollution fills the air and a ruthless, pint-size tycoon (voiced by Rob Riggle o ver an artificial empire. What could possibly transform this dire state? Love, ofc ourse. Young Ted (Zac Efron) has a thing for young A udrey (Taylor Swift). Audrey wants a tree. So Ted is determined to find one. L ike Despicable Me, The Lorax shows a fascination with gizmos, elaborate m echanisms and twisty action sequences. We get a h igh-flying granny (voiced, of course, by Betty White), and a trio of singing goldfish that made me smile with every appearance. Its allp leasant enough, if a bit stretched at 94 minutes. The Lorax was first published in 1971, one year after the creation of Earth Day, in the thick of the modern environmental movement. Them ovie arrives amid concerns over climate change. But Dr. S euss was always attuned to social and political issues as a young political cartoonist he inveighed against fascism and he stayede ngaged through his more famous work. In other words, it was little surprise to find him speaking, via the Lorax, for the trees.im & Erics Billion Dollar Movie The cult comedy of Tim H eidecker and Eric Wareheim gets its first bigscreen showing, a faithful ifn ot exceptional example of their unique brand of mania. Tim and Eric, given $1 bill ion by studio executives to make a movie, have turned in a three-minute disaster no thanks to their spiritual guru, Jim Joe Kelly (Zach Galifianakis). They skip town, where t heyre lured by promises of riches by a lunatic huckster (Will Ferrell), who hires them to manage his rundown mall. One of the malls residents is Taquito (John C. Reilly), a kind of sickly,g rown orphan. For Heidecker and W areheim, over-the-top isnt something to be evaded, its an ethos. Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, brief graphic nudity, perva-s ive language, comic violence and drug use. 94 minutes. Two stars out of four. Jake Coyle, AP Entertainment Writer Lorax not sublime, but not embarassing, either Movie Review The Lorax Rating: PG (brief mild language) Running time: 94 minutes Review: B M CT Danny DeVito voices the Lorax in the new movie from Dr. Seuss classic book. B y JOHN ROGERS Associated PressLOS ANGELES Before there was MTV,b efore American Idol made overnight stars of people you never heard of, there was The Monkees, a band fronted by a diminu-t ive singer named Davy Jones who was so boyishly good looking that teenageg irls swooned the first time they ever saw him. That was at the end of the s ummer of 1966, when Jones and his three Monkee c ohorts, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz, arrived on weeklyt elevision, portraying a carbon copy of another band c alled the Beatles. Each Monday night for the next two years, people would tune into NBC to see the comical trials and tribu-l ations of four young musicians who tooled around in a tricked-out car called the Monkeemobile. When they werent introducing two ort hree new songs per show, they would be busy rescui ng damsels in distress or being chased by bumbling outlaws in a comical display o f slapstick that has sometimes been compared to the work of the Marx Brothers. Although all four members handled the lead vocalsd uring their music videos, it was Jones, the onetime child star of the British musical stage, who quickly became the groups heart-t hrob. With his boyish good looks and endearing British a ccent augmented by a strong, Broadway-traineds inging voice, it was a role he would play for the rest of his life. Jones died Wednesday of a heart attack near his homei n Indiantown, Fla., just months after he, Tork and Dolenz had completed a tour marking The Monkees 45th anniversary. He was6 6. The Monkees had been created to cash in on the Beatlespopularity, and although they never came close to achieving the critical stature of their counter-p arts, they did carve out a permanent niche in music as what Rolling Stones Encyclopedia of Rock n Roll has called the firsta nd perhaps the best of the s and s prefabricated pop groups. T heir songs were melodic, catchy, and many have endured over the years. Thef irst two they released, Last Train to Clarksville a nd Im a Believer became No. 1 hits. So did Daydream Believer, onw hich Jones sang the lead and which Dolenz told The A ssociated Press four years ago remains the Monkees most requested song at concerts. Of the four actors they h ired, Davy Jones was by far the most accomplished a s a singer and as a performer. He was really the perfect choice, said RichP odolsky, author of a biography of Don Kirshner, who w as The Monkees TV shows musical director. Born in Manchester, E ngland, on Dec. 30, 1945, Jones had been a child star in his native country, appearing on television and stage, including a heraldedr ole as The Artful Dodger in a London production of the play Oliver. When the show came to Broadway, he earned a Tonyn omination at age 16 for the role, a success that brought h im to the attention of Columbia Pictures/ScreenG ems Television, which created The Monkees. Hundreds of musicianactors turned out for the auditions, but the youngm en who became the Monkees had no idea what ultimately awaited them. They had an ad in the newspaper, Jones recalledo n NBCs Today Show last year, and then we all showed up. How TV made a heartthrob out of Davy Jones

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C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, March 2, 2012 R ick Santorum, former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania; Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann 2 008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum Mostly South, Rocky Mountain West, farm belt All ages Rep. Ron Paul, Texas C onservative commentator Pat Buchanan, the Rev. Pat Robertson S eek to emphasize role of faith in American life. Oppose abortion andg ay marriage. Resent big government as intrusive; eager to see Obama health care law overturned. Will have a strong role in writing the partys platform, but will need help to nominate their preferred candidate. Texas Rep. Ron Paul; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul All over, but particu larly in states with big independent voter blocs like Maine, Nevada, Rocky Mountain states All ages, but notably voters under 30 and whitecollar professionals B arry Goldwater, 1964 GOPpresidential nominee Seek to dramatically reduce size of government. Would end what Paul calls the dishonest, immoral and unconstitutiona l Federal Reserve Board. Insists Congress declare war before sending troops into combat. Likely to have big say on platform, but recent results suggest theyll have trouble nominating their candidate. Mitt Romney, form er Massachusetts governor; Jon Huntsman, former Utah governor New Jersey Gov. C hris Christie; Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey Usually white-collar, well-educated voters in Northeast None since Nelson Rockefeller was prominent in the 1960s and 1970sFiscally conservative, favor lower taxes, but a lso want a significant government role in h elping poor and urban communities. Support abortion rights and gay rights.Minimal. Most Northeast GOP m oderates became Democrats long a go. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner; Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels All over, but particularly in the Midwest, Northeast and urban South Business owners, chamber of commerce members, Wall Streeters Presidents George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford Often called country club Republicans, they care most about fiscal issues. Want lower taxes, particularly for business. Conservative on social issues, but willing to compromise. Many party leaders from the Northeast and Midwest fall into this category, and often are big donors. They matter.Rick Santorum; NewtGingrich, formerSpeaker of the Houseof Representatives Sarah Palin, 2008 GOPvice presidential nominee. Rust Belt of the Upper Midwest, Pennsylvania, New York Factory workers, middle-income service workers President Ronald Reagan; Rep. and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp Often called Reagan Democrats, as Democratic policies on affirmative action and social issues drove them to GOP in the 1980s. Many are union workers. Often been laid off and see GOPs lowtax view as prodding businesses to hire. More important in the general election, as they tend to be swing voters. Mitt Romney New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk; House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin Predominantly white suburbs all over America, usually in big states like California, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Georgia Better-educated white-collar suburbanites President George H.W. Bush; 2008 GOPpresidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain Crucial swing voters, who often turn out and contribute to campaigns. Want government to act efficiently and responsibly; McCains campaign to clean up the campaign finance system in was well-received. Important bloc for GOPin general election, particularly in Southwest and Northeast. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham; Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Sun Belt communities experiencing booms in last 30odd years, notably in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Texas, North and South Carolina Transplants from Northeast or Rust Belt, lured by better jobs, better standard of living Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. Fiscally conservative. Socially conservative and religious, but not rigid. Economic issues are most important. Nominee needs to do well in Southern states to have any chance of winning general election. Michele Bachmann; Rick Santorum; Newt Gingrich; Ron Paul Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; Utah Sen. Mike Lee; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul All over.Generally fiscal conservatives of all ages, often people usually not active in politics CNBCs Rick Santelli, credited with mobilizing the movement in 2009 Pushed hard for sharp cuts in federal spending and no increase in debt ceiling. Helped elect dozens of fiscal conservatives to Congress in 2010. Important force in 2010. Hard to handicap in 2012, since group lacks central organization or unified mission, but is passionate about their cause. WHERE?WHO? R ECENT HERO C URRENT FAVORITES P REFERRED NOMINEE K EY BELIEFS I NFLUENCE IN PARTYMitt Romney Newt Gingrich Rick Santorum BYDAVIDLIGHTMANMcClatchy Newspapershe Republican Party is hard to define. The easy part is detailing its struggles. It still has difficulty attracting big numbers of African-American voters and tends to be less popular than the Democratic Party with Hispanics. But among its core voters those who cast ballots in this years GOPcaucuses and primaries the GOPincludes several very different blocs. While some factions are stronger than others, none is so dominant it can choose the GOPs presidential nominee by itself. They share one common characteristic: Theyre fiscal conservatives. They want deficits reduced dramatically, and fast. They w ant taxes lower, and they want, as Ronald Reagan used to say, to get government off peoples backs. Beyond that, though, are different factions, some more powerful than others. Social conserv atives dominate the d ebate, but cant agree on a single candidate. Moderates, once dubbed the Rockefeller Republican wing after the long-serving, big-government New York governor, are influential only in a few states. Libertarians have enough muscle to make a difference, but perhaps not enough to get their candidate elected. And blue collar and suburban voters, who want lower taxes and efficientg overnment services, are up for grabs. Whoever wins the partys nomination will have to cobble together a coalition of these different groups, and it wont be easy. Heres a look at the partys divisions:JENNIFER PRITCHARD/MCT