The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 03-04-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, March 4, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 31 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 69 43C omplete Forecast PAGE 8A Cooler with a morning shower or T-storm F orecast Question: Is George Boulevard the best place to build a new sheriffs office headquarters? Next question: Do you support the e ffort to repeal the tourism tax? w ww.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online O bituaries Violet Kinyon Age 99, of Avon Park and Sebring Arthur F. Parks Jr. Age 84, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 7A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 55.6% No 44.4% 099099401007 T otal votes: 63 Arts & Entertainment3C Book7C Chalk Talk4B Classifieds5D Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2C Dear Abby2C Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope2C Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2C Pause & Consider2C Sports On TV2D Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 7 7 8 8 B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING A group of voters calling t hemselves Citizens for Government Accountability decided Thursday to seek signatures to repeal the 2 percent tourismt ax. e are not getting what was promi sed,said organizer Bill Youngman. The law says they had to put together a plan,and they did. The plan calls for 32 p ercent to be used for promotion and advertising,29 percent is supposed to go to administration,17 percent is to go for arts and culture,12 percent for local events and 10 percent for the lakes. Thatsn ot happening,Youngman said. Youngman laid out some options the group could take,including the repeal,ande xplained that the tourism tax was not a b ad thing,in fact it did good,but thef unds were not allocated correctly. The county commissioners could reopen the discussion andi nstitute a sunset, which is the overall goal of the effort led by Youngman. But only Commissioners Barbara Stewart and Greg Harris,who voted against a similar motion last year,orn ew Commissioner Ron Handley could make a new motion. I dont think Stewart or Harris will reopen that discussion,and appealing to Commissioner Handley is an option we could take,Youngman said. A lot more is being spent on administration and several other areas are not being supported at all. Here is flier from 2002 where the public was told one thing and now we are doing another,Youngman said. The flier,developed by Citizens for a Healthy Economy,an activist group that promoted a yes vote on the tax,included groups like the Highlands Art League and events like the Avon Park Mall Festival. Group to pursue tourism tax repeal Citizens to begin collecting signatures e are not getting what was promised.BILL YOUNGMAN repeal effort organizer Blue Streak revengeS ebring pays back Lake P lacid for earlier defeat SPORTS, 1DSuper TuesdayW hats at stake in the p owerhouse primary PAGE7 BModern crime fightingL ake Placid police get d igital fingerprinting PAGE2 A See TOURISM,page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Surrounded by a few pieces from a new race-themed project, artist James Hahn relaxes at his new Sebring gallery located at Majestic Cove in Sebring. By BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Fans at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring are well acquainted with TequilaPatrn the presenting sponsor of the American Le Mans Series, the organizationthat has sanctioned the grand prix of endurance for better than a decade. The muralist for Patrns Platinum Clubat the Sunrise Bank Atlantic Center is James R. Hahn,who owns and operates his newest gallery at Majestic Cove here in Sebring. Patrn executives called James R. Hahn Productions,Hahns company,after seeing examples of his work online. They were looking for an artist to create concepts for their multimillion dollar clubs and bars,he said. Hahn designed a 50-foot mural that now stretches around the top of the Sunrise facility,blending renderings of sports icons with images ofPatrn and Hahn puts a special touch on Sebring culture See HAHN,page 5A Circle of Speed waves green flag on Race festivities N ews-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS B oth young and old enjoy race cars on display Thursday evening during the Circle of Speed at downtown S ebring. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS The Sebring Circle was packed with people Thursday evening during the Circle of Speed, an annual event featuring live music, unlimited beer, brats and historic race cars. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Heartland Riders Association members Doyle Book and Mike Bussell tend to a grill full of bratwursts Thursday. B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Max Long R ecreation Complex may get revamped Youth Baseball of S ebring gets its proposal approved by the Sebring Council Tuesday. S ebring City Council members will discuss the future of the complex along with other items at them onths first meeting. A request from Youth Baseball o f Sebring,Inc. has been submitted to the city for partnership in the improvement of current d ugouts and bleacher seating at t he complex off Lakewood Road. The organization hopes to get t he City of Sebring on board as a partner along with the Recreation a nd Parks Advisory Committee Council to discuss Max Long, Circle improvements S ee SEBRING,page 7A


C M Y K B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comL AKE PLACID The Lake Placid Police Department upgraded its fingerprinting equipment this month,going to a digital sys-t em rather than the old ink process. The chief (Paul Williams) has been working on this fora while now.This will save a l ot of time and money for everyone,said Lt. James Fansler. T he department received the self-contained unit on Thursday,and most of theo ffice went through training immediately,according to F ansler. This is going to help out just about every volunteerw ho has to have their fingerprints on file. Especially with t he price of gas right now, volunteers will no longer have to make the trek to Sebring to get their fingerprints taken,Fansler said. We have had a pretty steady business with ink p rints and this unit will save time when there is a kick back of a set of prints. Itsi nstant and folks will no longer have to wait until the o ld ink-style prints are run through,Fansler said. Fansler added Williams w as seeking the new equipment to also make sure that the department was able to keep abreast of the changes in technology. Several agencies no longer take ink prints and require the electronic submissions. I am sure that in the near future,most everyone w ill prefer the electronic prints,said Fansler. According to a press r elease from Williams,fingerprinting is still the best foundation for researching all manner of applicants,from employment to firearms per-m its. A person can change their name,but they can not change their fingerprints. Inked fingerprinting is b ecoming a thing of the past as technology enables rapid electronic transmissions of d igitally captured fingerprints to state and federal sources that can return national results often within the hour. This is the culmination of a three-year desire to purchase this unit and afford Lake Placid residents a local place to get fingerprinted. The department is proud thati mplementing this process locally will help Lake Placid r esidents. The entire $15,000 cost of the unit was paid for using the police donationsf und,not taxpayer dollars, Williams said in a press r elease. Williams also said the donations fund pays for CPR c lasses,first aid classes,selfdefense classes and other events. Local functions such as the Merchants Interlake StreetF estival have also specifically designated donations towards the fingerprinting unit. 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PB:Power Ball Lottery Center Courtesy photo CrossMatch installation and training tech Shawn Murphy instructs Lake Placid Police D epartment staff on the new LiveScan system. Lake Placid Police Dept. fingerprinting goes digital Its instant and folks will no longer h ave to wait until the old ink-style prints are run through.LT.JAMESFANSLER Lake Placid Police Sebring International Raceway is celebrating its 60th anniversary thisC entennial Year with the 60th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. The race begins at 10 a.m. Saturday,March 17. G ates open Wednesday, March 14 and remain open 24 hours a day through Saturday,March 17. Fans are allowed to camp inside the green of the racetrack starting several days before the actual race. Within the track is a midway,containing everything from souvenirs and official merchandise,to hot coffee and cold beer. Attractions are also featured in the midway and differ from year to year. This year Sebring International Raceway will host the opening round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship in conjunction with the 60th anniversary.The first FIA World Championship for sports car racing made its debut at SIR in 1953. Sebring will also open the 2012 American Le Mans Series. There are a few commemorative items available for purchase that you may want this year,such as Sebring 60th Anniversary Record Book,the complete record book of Sebrings 12-hour classic,with detailed results for every Sebring race since 1952 and over 600 photos, every car to finish in the top 10. The limited edition book is offered at only $40. Theres also a poster by artist Roger Warrick celebrating the 60th anniversary that shows all 59 winners of Americas greatest sports car race. Only 600 copies of the poster will be sold; the posters are just $30. SIR will also offer a commemorative wine for its 60th anniversary of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring,complete with the 60th anniversary logo. The premium red wine blend is available for $25 a bottle. This year SIR also has scheduled the Inaugural Sebring Historics,Oct. 2528,creating an annual event to honor the historic cars that have competed on the legendary circuit. Participation is open to all vintage and historic cars meeting the eligibility criteria for these types of events. Sebring International Raceway is one of the oldest continuously operating racetracks in the United States. The raceway occupies a portion of Sebring Regional Airport,an airport that was originally built as a World War II Army Air Force training base called Hendricks Field. Sebring is renownedf or its rough surface. The course still runs on old sections of World War II-era landing fields that were constructed of concrete sectionsw ith large seams. Much of the track has intentionally been left with its original concrete runway surface. The 60th anniversary of Sebring International Raceway will be special this year and add another chapter to Sebrings legendary status during Sebrings Centennial Celebration. For more information visit SebringRaceway.com, or call 655-1442. Mayor George Hensley urges all citizens,groups,clubs, societies and businesses to join in the celebration. The Centennial Planning Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 PM. The public is invited & encouraged to attend,at the Jack Stroup (Sebringvic Center. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Celebrat eSebringCentennial,Go to the website, www.Sebring100.com,call 655-5554 or email events@sebring100.com to get involved. Thanks to the News-Sun for the opportunity to keep everyone informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. Reference this article every Sunday and you wont miss a thing! Jen Brown is a member of the Sebring Centennial Committee. 12 Hours of Sebring also marking anniversary Centennial Notebook News-Sun classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 LP Moose Riders plan poker runLAKE PLACID Lake P lacid Moose Riders will hold a poker run today to benefit The Wounded Warriors Foundation. The winner will receive twof our-day Super tickets to the 12 Hours of Sebring. There will be raffles,basket of cheer,food,50/50 and lots of fun. R egistration is at 10 a.m.,kickstands up at 11 a.m. Breakfast will be available for those who would like at 10 a.m.D inner and music is set for 4 p.m. Registration is $15, w hich includes dinner. For information call 465-5079 or 840-4612.G.W. Saunders is special guest singerSEBRING S inger/songwriter G.W. Saunders and the rest of the O pry Cast will be the featured singers at Under the Oaks Opry,along with some special guests back on the stage today. Stringbean 0will be a very special featured guest t oday. This is an alcohol-free, inside family venue. Form ore information call 2530771 and just follow the s igns to the Under The Oaks Opry,3414 Beck Ave.Bird Expo set for todaySEBRING A Bird E xpo will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Johnson & Johnson Wood Products Inc.,5948 State Road 66,approximately six miles west of U.S. 27. Rain or shine. Birds,cages,toys,f ood and related products. For more information, call 385-1966.Sonny Daye and Perley Rousseau appear at librarySEBRING The exciting duo of Sonny Daye andP erley Rousseau will appear at 4 p.m. Monday at t he Sebring Library.The husband and wife team have spent the last severaly ears developing and perfecting their unique blend of Jazz,Bossa Nova, American Songbook Standards and InternationalC abaret,which has become their musical signature. T his free concert is spons ored by the Sebring Friends of the Library.Legion Auxiliary plans for yard saleS EBRING American L egion Auxiliary is accepting yard sale donations at 528 N. Pine St. from 11a .m. to closing,beginning Monday through Thursday, March 5-8. T he yard sale will be h eld from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday,March 9-10.Whitley County Snowbird Luncheon plannedSEBRING All citizens of Whitley County, Indiana are invited to aF lorida luncheon gettogether at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Homers CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 7A


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 4, 2012Page 3AANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 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 Looking at options for tourist taxEditor: Do you think we should a llow a tax in Highlands County, that is forever, no e nd, no way to stop it, no matter how bad it gets? Ord o you think that every so often the citizens should be able to review it, see how its working, what it has done, how the money col-l ected was spent and then vote to keep it or repeal it? The question is do we need a sunset in the tourist tax? This is the issue that has b een discussed at the county commission meetings for several months. The county attorney told us in order to put a sunset in the present tourist tax, we needed to repeal it, then put it back on the ballot with a sunset in it. Commissioner (Don proposed a way to do this with very little cost and no loss of tax dollars. It would involve the voters of Highlands County repealing the tax, then re-instating it with a sunset. Commissioners (Barbara Stewart and (Greg voted not to allow the voters to do this. They knew it would be repealed but didnt trust the voters to re-instate it with a sunset. It was brought up that any one of three commissioners could now recall Commissioner Elwells proposal back to the floor for another vote. Remember every elected officer faces a sunset, even commissioners, every four years. Why should a tax be exempt? This left no other choice except to petition the commission, forcing the issue be put on a ballot, for repeal and if repealed by the voters, then the commission could, if they wanted, put it back on a ballot, with a sunset to be re-instated during the next election. At the Feb. 21 commission meeting, after the county attorney stated what he thought should be on the petition we were going to use, he then agreed to another option, which would have no chance of losing the 2 percent bed tax, but could put a sunset in it. This o ption will be put on the commission agenda shortly; hopefully on a night time meeting so everyone could attend and express their opinion. Bill Youngman SebringHGMS still an energy hogEditor: This is an update of the School Energy Hog Needs Diet newspaper letter I wrote two years ago. Why is it when teachers are now asked to crawl under their desks to unplug their computers that HillGustat Middle School still has outside walkways that are heated and air-conditioned? Las Vegas casinos are designed to have outdoor walkway air-conditioning vents because the energy from Hoover Dam is virtually free; unlike the cost of our local energy. Why is it that HGMS is still lit up like the Arc of the Covenant at night with architectural lighting? I am not talking about the large gooseneck security lights. The school is as secure as Fort Knox with motion detectors and cameras everywhere. It is fenced with a literal moat in front where an alligator used to live. I am talking about the type of decorative architectural lights multi-million dollar homes are dolled up with. This waste can be seen glowing from a mile down Cougar Avenue. By the way, as the art teacher there (now retired know that no one at the s chool can control these major problems, including Principal (Chris. Everything is set at the county office. Now eyes are looking to feed our broke school system by raising property taxes. Taxpayers need to ask: Why could three Sebring middle schools be run for what one HGMS (excluding the new building) sucks in energy? Data (before the new building at HGMS) indicates SMS and HGMS housing approximately the same amount of students, with SMS a few dozen more. Yet SMS, in range of $8 to $12,000 a month, did not compare with HGMS hovering towards $40,000. a month. As a taxpayer you might ask why three Sebring middle schools could be run for what one Hill Gustat Middle School sucks in energy. While the superintendent has cut more than 33 teachers, was this energy drain something out of the superintendents control or something outside his vision? Who is watching taxpayer waste? Consider that an estimated four mini-mansions could fit within the large gym-theatre-locker-complexat HGMS. All of these areas share the same heat and air conditioning. This school year, when it was in the 90s outside, many students still complained about the freezing cold in the gym, asking to go outside for P.E. Consider that a sister middle school, Avon Park Middle, does not even have a gym that is heated and air-conditioned. When school arts are n ow being phased out, and most recently ag at SMS, because our system is completely broke, does maintaining enough waste at HGMS to fuel three similar sized schools make sense? ... At the supervising level, being penny wise is a good thing, but penny wise and dollar foolish is like carefully counting pennies from a bag of monies saved, oblivious of the coins falling out of the gaping holes, which taxpayers always end up being responsible for. Roberta and Asa Peck SebringReclaim our stolen property rightsEditor: We, the American people, petition our elected servants to reclaim our stolen property rights. Our elected servants have elected to steal our energy resources without paying the true owners of all energy resources. We the people ask that all Americans, home owner associations, property owners, petition our elected officials for a national vote, to have a trust, such as the state of Alaska does on oil, but it is to cover all energy sources. We, the American people, demand a national vote on this issue of stolen property rights. All public resources belong to we the people and cannot be sold to foreign nations without the consent of the American people. Billie E. Jewett Sebring OK, heres a question for m y fellow Christians out there: you see somebody in a parade dressed like a Zombie version of Jesus. I dont have a clue what az ombie Jesus would look like; maybe hes wearing a s ign that says I am Zombie Jesus. So, hes walking down t he street right in front of you. What do you do? M e, I would not be happy. I would probably be a little angry, and for sure al ot insulted that someone did that. So what would I do? W ell, first Id remind myself that under the First A mendment of our Constitution, that person has the right to do what hes doing, even if it insults me. Then Idr emember I also have rights under the First Amendment, and would probably exercise them as he went past me by singing Amazing Grace loudly (and hopefully on keyT hat would probably offend him, but hey, the F irst Amendment would be honored by both sides, and life would go on. The reason this line of thought occurred to me( besides the fact that weird lines of thought often occur to me) is because of a news story I stumbled across on http://religion.blogs.cnn.com /. The story concerns two men atheist Ernie Perce and Talaag Elbayomy, a Muslim. Last October Perce marched in a Halloween parade dressed as I am not kidding a zombie Mohammed. He, along with a friend dressed as a zombie pope, carried a banner saying The Parading Atheists of Central Pennsylvania / Ghoulish Godless GodAwful. Apparently Elbayomy took offense at Perces costume and his statements (Perce is heard on a YouTube video saying things like, I am the prophet Mohammed! Zombie from the dead!). What Elbayomy did about it, however, is in dispute. Perce claims that Elbayomy attacked him physically, choking him and trying to pull a sign off his neck. In court last December, Elbayomy, who was charged with harassment, denied that the confrontation got physical. Mechanicsburg District Judge Mark Martin threw out the harassment conviction claiming there was no evidence or eyewitness testimony to back up Perces c laim. Martin then went on to c hastise Perce, telling the atheist that hed been needlessly provocative and thati n many Muslim countries what he did could bring a bout the death penalty. Perce apparently recorded the hearing, where youc an hear the judge say, among other things, You have that right, but youre w ay outside your bounds of First Amendment rights. W hen asked about the case, Judge Martin defended his decision and denied he had favored the Muslim man out of bias. Some havee ven accused the Lutheran of being Muslim himself. He wouldnt back down on what he said to Perce either. With rights come responsibilities. According to f oxnews.com, the audio recording of the hearing w as recently posted on the Internet and has brought about a storm of response. Looking at this story, I come away with severalc onclusions. Perce was provocative. He meant to be. But he was exercising his First Amendment right to do so. A t the same time, this altercation happened in a public place a parade. The police couldnt find any witnesses to the assault? Judge Martin apparently didnt have anything to say to Elbayomy about being tolerant of others beliefs. He couldve done that. Instead, he tells Perce he has no right to offend someone. Ive said it before and Ill say it again. If you are going to believe in the First Amendment, you are going to be offended by someones speech. We do not have a freedom from being offended in the Constitution. Just remember, Im not kidding about singing if you come marching down my street dressed as Zombie Jesus. You have been warned. Cover your ears. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Does free speech mean free to insult? Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Keep letters under 400 words, please. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. Th e state of Florida h as long played a c ynical game with its t rust funds, turning the t erm on its head.One example is the Sadowski fund, which is designed to make housing more affordable. It was perfectly designed top roduce funds based on documentary stamp taxes. When prices are high, the taxes produce more revenue. Instead, state leaders have been siphoning most of this revenue into the general fund. Whats worse is that the housing industry has been hard hit by the recession. These funds create jobs. You can claim that you dont believe in the entire concept of trust funds, but t hen wouldnt it be more honest to reform the states tax code and eliminate them altogether? I nstead, there is this annual dance that takes place in which a token amount of trust fund money is retained. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the current version of this dance woulda ssign about $30 million of the $98 million in stamp tax revenue to affordable housing statewide. The rest would go to the general fund. Never mind that affordable housing int his state is in crisis and that all of the money is needed to help create jobs. And people wonder why the public has no trust in government. An editorial from the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. Another reason not to trust


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C M Y K the fields of blue agave from which the product is made. He said they were able to get the bid partly because oft he process they used:painting individual elements such a s a hockey player and bottles ofPatrn as separate pieces,then incorporatingt hem as part of the overall process. Thats the way we did that particularwork but it really depends on the proje ct,the access,the amount of time and other variables, he said. Hahn has been a resident of Vero Beach for the past1 0 years,maintaining a gallery there,as well as another he ran for more thanfiveyears in Lake Wales with his wife Kay. We split our time between locations but we are l eaning heavily toward Sebring because of the cul-t ural community,our friends and the project that we have here,he said. His Lake Wales gallery even included a private club. T he Hahns hosteda stringof special events ranging from Halloween parties to a sushi & sake night. Representatives from theD ali museum even traveled from Tampa Bay to be a part of the Halloween bash. At all of these events wekept noticing that Sebring people wouldbe coming over to see what was happening. I said man,I dont know whats going on over there but it must be a cool little city,he said. It was not long after that an opportunity arose at Majestic Cove. After visiting one of Hahns galleries,representatives from the facility on the shores of Lake Jackson invited Hahn to bring his gallery to their Lakeview Drive location. The complex had not yet acquired art for their lobby areas,he said.re talking maybe 5,000 square feet of floor space. Hahn and his wife considered it a no-brainer,and decided to open the location in Sebring. There has not yet been much publicity about the new location,although he and his wife have joined the Heartland Cultural Alliance and are soon to become members of the Highlands Art League. Majestic Coves gorgeous lakeside property and amenities makes a perfect home f or our art here in Sebring Hahn added. Wre planning a grand opening soon,he said.A lthough he would not divulge the nature of the event,he said it would be fun and cool. Hahn has more than 30 y ears of experience,specializing in large-scale murals, trompe loeil and marine art as well as realism,surrealism and abstract. I n recent years,he has turned his attention to the use of art for corporate use, product branding,and publishing including music and book-related industries. e create a look and design renderings to make product image cohesive with marketing,he explained. In addition to his art, Hahn has a background in music.He and his wifeowned and operated recording studios across the Southeast and in Costa Rica, where they produced a wide array of music for the label they owned. e co-produced Bad Like the Braves,which is still played at Turner Field when the Braves play,he said. Hahn has also created a n umber of album covers, penned more than 200 songs a nd jingles with his wife Kay,who is an accomplisheda uthor and artist herself. Despite his other accomplishments,Hahn may best be known as the original muralist for the CabbageP atch Kids. That workhas garnered his company many unusual projects. Hahns paintings currently are on special display at theS ebring Regional Airport Terminal show for March and he will be painting live at Chateau Elan during Race Week,as well. Im creating a series of racing-themed paintings with a different take on it, he said. He also alluded to the fact that he has a number of other projects in the works. Just this past week,Hahn was named art director for the Circle Theatre renovation,in conjunction with the Champion for Children Foundation. The Hahn team has already begun designing stunning Art Nouveau features for the upcoming theatre on the Circle. For more information visit www.jamesrhahn.com. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 4, 2012Page 5A ride the racetrack; 3.639"; 4.5"; Black plus three; process, ride the racetrack; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 5 5 8 8 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, ad #2 IO12031HS3; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 9 9 5 5 Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS James and Kaye Hahn inside their new gallery at Majestic Cove in Sebring. Hahns gallery open at Majestic Cove N ews-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS James Hahns artwork is very diverse ranging from marine art such as this ocean view scene to surrealism. Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155


C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunSunday, March 4, 2012www.newssun.com LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main news; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 0 0 3 3 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 3/4/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 7 7 9 9 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comS EBRING John Rousch has been,among other things,the technology education teacher at Lake Placid High School. For 10 years,he said,the school, t he Sebring Regional Airport,and the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1240 have worked together to bring a comprehensive aviation program to hiss chool. Students may take the FAA ground school,or help refurbish a 1958 single engine,two place,fabric covered Tri-Champ. The chapteri ncludes the Young Eagles,which provides flight opportunities for young people between 8 and 17. Recently James Ray,of the A viation Education Foundation in Naples,offered a $75,000 donation so the program could build a home at the airport. After visiting,however,and seei ng the student enthusiasm and community support,Ray went home and sent a check for the full amount needed to construct the building shell $175,000. A contractor has offered to work at cost. Rousch is very excited. The airport has been extremely supportive,he said. They let us use two hangars whenever they are available,but this will be something permanent. Part of the 60-by-70-foot building will be hangar and repair space, the rest classrooms. The buildingw ill be on the flag line,meaning planes can taxi directly to it. The Young Eagles will hold their pancake breakfasts there. M ike Willingham,the airports executive director,is also excited about the proposed EAA Chapter 1240 headquarters,although he said the airports only real part has beent o donate the land. Both Willingham and Rousch see opportunities in aviations future. Globally speaking,Willingham said,there is a growing pilot short-a ge. Experts say there will be a scarcity of pilots in the near future. The EAA and Young Eagles are fulfilling a real need. Boeing released figures predicti ng that between 2010 and 2029 there will be 23,000 pilot vacancies a year,and about 30,000 positions for repair personnel and techni-c iansRousch said. Beyond career opportunities, Rousch said the aviation curriculum requires high-level mathematics and science skills. W illingham said the building project is still in the permitting phase,but should get under way in about four or five months. Rousch said anyone with donat ions of cash or equipment is welcome to contact him. Money still needs to be raised for the interior of the building. Rousch can be reached at j hr@strato.net,385-8107 or 2730522. Young Eagles provided a nest at Sebring Airport B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING A small g roup of Highlands County youth spent their day at in T allahassee last week learning the ins and outs of the legisla-t ive process. The Highlands County 4-H group participated in the statewide 4-H Day at the capitol Tuesday. T he countys new 4-H agent,Lauren Hrncirik,was the mastermind behind getting these kids to be a part of a unique experience. It was the first time any group from Highlands County has ever gone,Hrncirik said. A group of six students and two volunteers made the sixhour trip to Tallahassee, where they participated in various events that all revolved around the state legislature and leadership. My background is in leadership skills and development. I wanted the kids to have this experience. It is an open activity for kids to get more interested in the legislature, Hrncirik said. In Tallahassee,nearly 600 4-H students and volunteers gathered for the day. The organizations new motto,I Am the Revolution of Responsibility,coincided with this years message of the misconception of the youths involvement in their communities,both near and far. Highlands County 4-H members went on a historical tour of the capitol all while learning the ins and outs of the process. The group was able to select beforehand thev arious activities they participated in throughout the day. They were in a mock voting and debate. They wereg iven three issues; they learned about each of them and votedon one. The three issues were old issues from the past. One was a barge( canal) that was supposed to have been built across the state of Florida back in the 1950s I believe. The other was equal rights and the third wasa n education issue. They ended up debating and voting on the barge issue,Hrncirik said. Once the group finished the vote and debate they were able to sit in on an actual live legislative meeting. The students used what they had just experienced during their mock to use their own opinions to voteon current issues. They didnt actually vote in the legislative session but because of the mock vote, they were engaged and listening,Hrncirik said. Hrncirik is working to expand the Highlands County 4-Hs projects and interests as the new agent. This is just one way to pique their interest. I want them to have the opportunity to choose what they are interested in,Hrncirik said. They loved it. They all said they wanted to go back, so we are looking forward to it,Hrncirik said. Students visit state capitol for annual 4-H day By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK City Manager Julian Deleon presented the city council with a proposal to annex the BostonM ining Compans properties at 325 Garrett Road and 1400 S. Lake B oulevard. The parcel on South Lake Boulevard totals 62.26 acres,the property on Garrett Road 6.89 acres. Side by side,t hey are currently mostly used as orange groves. L ong-term plans call for dwelling units,however. T he city is therefore amending the official zoning map changing the c ounty zoning of R-1A (single family residential) and county R-3 (multiplef amily dwelling including motel and hotel district) to city R-3 (high density multi-family residential). That allows 16 units an acre. No one asked to speak during the public meeting. The council passed t he o rdinance unanimously. This was the first reading. The ord inance will be brought back for a second public hearing and a vote,most likely at the next regular meeting. When it passes a second time,the ordin ance becomes effective and the property annexes into the city. The city continues exploring t h e possibility of annexing South Florida Community College. While there is Avon Park annexations continue Special to the News-SunSeven of 10 businesses c hecked Feb. 25 by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office Safe Neighborhoods Unit failed alcohol sales compliance checks,accord-i ng to a press release issued Friday evening by Nell H ays,public information officer. Sheriff Susan Benton w ould like to recognize the three establishments that did n ot sell alcohol illegally during this operation. They are U SA Grocery,244 County Road 621,Lake Placid; Citgo Quik Mart,1070 US 27 N,Lake Placid and BP, 3901 US 27 N,Sebring. We would like to thank these three stores and we a ppreciate their diligence in keeping our young people from purchasing alcohol,B enton said in the release. The seven businesses that f ailed the compliance check were Jalisco,928 S. Main A ve.,Lake Placid clerk Alfonso Lugo; Convenience Store,3100 Miller Ave., Lake Placid clerk William Travers; Spring LakeM arket,6106 US 98, Sebring clerk Erika V elazquez; Chevron Food Mart,2758 US 27 S,Lake Placid clerk Abdur Alam;C ircle K,2742 US 27 S, Lake Placid clerk S amantha Morton; Lupita Grocery,269 Highlands B oulevard,Lake Placid clerk Letcia Valdez; and Gyro Plus,4141 US 27 S Suite 1,Sebring clerk Osama Becker. H ays said the clerks in each of the above locations w ere charged with Sale of an Alcoholic Beverage to a Person Under the Age of 21,w hich is a misdemeanor offense. Seven of 10 businesses fail compliance check by HCSO Courtesy photo Scott Kirouac, president of Highlands County Farm Bureau presents Highlands County 4-H agent Lauren Hrncirik (right Farm Bureau donates to 4-H GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


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Main St. These monthly meetings p rovide a discussion forum a nd place for ideas to be e xchanged that relate to Avon Parks Main Street District. Anyone who has a b usiness,residence or is interested in the Main Street area is encouraged t o attend. This meeting w ill also serve as the launch for the new Buy Main Street Avon Park program. For more information, visitw ww.AvonParkCRA.com or call 224-6326.Art, craft and plant vendor applicants wantedSEBRING Vendors of original art work,crafts and plants are being calledt o celebrate spring and its holidays for Unity Life Enrichment Centre's second Arts-Crafts and Creativity Fair. A rtist and craft vendors will enjoy indoor comfort: both round ($15t angular ($20 still available for the Saturday,March 10 event.P lant vendors,using their own displays ($10 space r ental) will be situated on the outside sidewalks. To obtain details of e vent (advertising,door prizes,raffles,food sales, e tc.) and reserve space, contact Sherry Carlson at 471-1122 and leave a message or call (954 2140. R eturn shoppers,expect a wide variety of distinct ive artworks in a broad range of prices. Continued from page 2A VIOLET KINYON V iolet Kinyon,99,of Avon Park and Sebring,went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Feb. 26,2012. Born April 22, 1912 in Kinde,Mich.,she is survived by her three daughters,Carol (Herb Sturdevant of Lansing,Mich.,Linda (Ralphering and Kathy (Bobeifling, both of Sebring; her son,TJ (Julieyon of Avon Park; 12 grandchildren,16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was married to her first husband,Terrence Ayling,who passed away in 1942. Then in 1947 she married Fredric Kinyon,who passed away in 1976. The family moved to Florida in 1954. Violet worked for many years in the c afeteria at the Avon Park High School. She attended the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer where she was involved as a vestry member, the vice president then president of the ECW and a member of the altar guild. A memorial service will take place on Friday,March 9,at The Church of the Redeemer at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers,contributions may be made in her name to the church. Death noticeArthur F. Parks Jr .,84, of Sebring,passed away Tuesday,Feb. 27,2012. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home,Wildwood. Kinyon OBITUARIES Neither have received funding from tourism dollars,according to Youngman and audiencem embers. Fred Leavitt,president of the Heartland Cultural Alliance,agreed with Youngman. They are setting aside the 10 percent for the lakes,a nd there is about $90,000 in that account. But they a re not setting aside the rest. We is the money outlined in the plan for arts and culture? If they are doing it for the lakes,whya re they not doing it for the others set aside in the plan?Leavitt said. Many in the meeting echoed Youngman andL eavitt,restating that they supported a tax,but not the way it was being used. Youngman also explained that the county was currently proposing a change in the ordinance, and asked if the group should continue on the path of gathering signatures. es. We should go ahead and collect signatures. If the county changes direction and makes the whole thing moot,then so be it. But can we trust them to correct this? We should go ahead and collect signatures to keep this moving in the right direction,said Barry Foster,a local radio personality. Leavitt,who stated he was speaking on behalf of his entire board,showed concern that an approved application for an event organized by his organization was approved for $400, but the funds were not received. Leavitt said it was because he could not show how many heads on beds w ere gathered for his event. Where is the rules that s tipulate that you have to p ut heads on beads? That is n ot in the plan nor the statute,Leavitt said. No one can show me that as a written policy. Youngman indicated that the group has already established a registered agent for their petition drive and sought input from both S upervisor of Elections Joe C ampbell and County A ttorney Ross Macbeth, who supplied the proper l egal language for the petition. Youngman also explained that the group had to organize copying duties and which organization would take what area of the county to seek petitions. Several in attendance offered donations and also offered in-kind services such as supplying paper and volunteering to make copies of the petition. Youngman stressed that the group had to stay below a $500 threshold for donations or it would trigger additional costs from the Supervisor of Elections when the signatures were verified,but added there was no time limit on collecting the needed signatures. e are not restricted to just 30 days from start to finish. We could take several months or several years to gather the needed 10,000 or so signatures. After that, the burden falls on the county to schedule a special election. We dont want that cost,but it looks like the only way to go,Youngman said. C ontinued from page 1A Tourism tax repeal to be sought S pecial to the News-SunL AKE PLACID A new species of bee has been named after a prominent area resident. The newly discovered native bee was recently namedC olletes francesae for the late Frances Archbold Hufty. Hufty was the chairman of Archbold Expeditions and the sister of the late Richard Archbold,forw hom the Archbold Biological Station in the Lake Placid area is named. The new species of bee was discovered in 2002 by Dr. Mark Deyrup and Dr. LeifD eyrup. The father and son scientific team discovered the bee i n the scrub at the Archbold Biological Station. They published their findings in theD ecember 2011 edition of Florida Entomologist. E stablished near Lake Placid in 1941,the research preserve was founded by RichardA rchbold,renowned explorer, aviator,scientist and Standard O il heir. When Archbold died in 1976,his sister,longtime Palm Beach resident FrancesA rchbold Hufty,assumed the chairmanship of Archbold E xpeditions,the nonprofit organization that governs the 5 ,200-acre research center. In Frances Hufty,a loveof nature went hand in hand with support for the natural sciences,Dr. Mark Deyrup said. Although she passed on before her name was bestowed on this bee,we know that she would have enjoyed this small tribute to her person and herw ork. This new bee is smaller than a honey beeapproximately 1/2 inch in lengthand black with silvery bands. The Colletes francesaes conserva-t ion status remains unclear, although it is currently known t o occur on only five protected sites on the Lake Wales Ridge. There is concern for the speciesb ecause 85 percent of its habitat has been destroyed by agric ulture or development. New species of bee named after former Archbold chairman Courtesy photo A new bee, Colletes francesae, was discovered at Archbold Biological Station in Venus by father and son scientists Mark Deyrup and Leif Deyrup. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS before taking the request to the county commission fora pproval. The three entities (Youth Baseball,City of Sebring and R PAC) will each put up a portion of the funds to comp lete the project,according to the proposal. Other topics will be touched on,including Community RedevelopmentA gency (CRA and downtown Circle landscape improvements. The Circle grass and trees need work,according to Public Works Manager Ken Fields. I f council approves,several things will be done to i mprove the area including moss removal,removal of trees in poor condition,pruning and new grass in bare areas. The work will be done under the direction of former D ivision of Forestry employee Mike Sawyer. The Sebring Trails C ommittee will also revisit the council Tuesday evening to further discuss the request f or appointing an Implementation Committee. T he idea for the committee was discussed at a previous council meeting when the council adopted the City Trails map and directed theg roup to discuss the implementation. The group hopes to appoint volunteers to the to Sebring Trails,Trailheads and Blueways Plan Implementation Task Forcei n order to create and enhance the bike and walking t rails throughout Highlands County. The council meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. C ontinued from page 1A Sebring council to hear proposal about Max Long, Circle projects WASHINGTON (AP The Justice Department iso pposing changes in Florida voting procedures and says i t wants a trial in the dispute,a move that could impact the states Augustp rimary elections. The state is seeking court approval for changes that s horten the time for voter registration groups turning i n registration forms to 48 hours and that narrow the time frame for early voting to 10 days prior to the election day. T he state sued the federal government last August, seeking a ruling that the changes in state law complyw ith the Voting Rights Act of 1965. S ection 5 of the act requires all or parts of 16 states to be cleared by theJ ustice Departments civil rights division or a federal court before carrying out c hanges in elections. The states are mostly in t he South and all have a history of discriminating against minorities. The Florida counties covered by Section 5 areC ollier,Hardee,Hendry, Hillsborough and Monroe. Justice Dept. wants trial on state voting changes Associated PressNEW ORLEANS BPs settlement of lawsuits filed by more than 100,000 victims of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history goes a long way toward resolving pending claims. But will Americans who live along the Gulf go for it? BP expects to pay out $7.8 billion and anticipates that a separate claims fund run by Ken Feinberg will cease at some point. People waiting for money from Feinbers Gulf Coast Claims Facility can take what the settlement vehicles offer them or opt out and make a claim directly. BP expects to pay $7.8B in Gulf spill suit deal 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 BUSINESS B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, March 4, 2012 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars-specials; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 6 6 1 1 By DEE-ANN DURBIN and T OM KRISHER APAuto WritersDETROIT Gas prices are spiking. But this time, Detroit is ready. W hen prices soared in 2008, the citys three U.S. a utomakers were caught flatfooted. They didnt have competitive small cars andr elied on trucks and SUVs for profits. When gas prices p eaked at $4.12 in July of that year, sales from the Big Three plummeted more than 20 percent. That same month, sales of the fuel-sippingT oyota Corolla jumped 16 percent. F ast forward to February 2012. Overall U.S. auto sales rose 16 percent to 1.1 millionl ast month, largely on the strength of Detroits small c ars. The annual sales pace hit 15.1 million, the best rate in four years. T he difference: U.S. automakers spent billions in the last four years to roll out n ew models such as the Dodge Dart and Chevrolet C ruze. The timing is fortunate. Buyers are shifting to small cars again. Twenty-three percent of new-car sales weres mall cars in February, up from 17.9 percent in December, according to auto information site Edmunds.com. So far, the shift isnt as dramatic as it was in 2008,w hen small-car sales leaped to 27 percent of the market in May as gas suddenly spiked t o near $4 per gallon. But prices have never been as h igh at this time of year. The price of a gallon of gas is up 46 cents this year to an average of $3.74. Analysts say gas could hit $4.25 by lateA pril. It bodes well for Detroit, which has a newfound confidence that it can weather the pain at the pump. e are very well positioned as a company to thrivei n a world of escalating gasoline prices, Bill Ford, chairman of Ford Motor Co, told T he Associated Press in a recent interview. S ales of the Focus small car, which Ford rolled out last year, more than doubled to 23,350, making it the best February for the Focus in 12y ears. The new Focus gets up to 40 mpg on the highway, seven miles per gallon better than the 2008 model. The companys sales were up 14 percent in February compared to the same month lasty ear. The story is the same at General Motors Co. In July 2 008, Honda Motor Co. sold 12,266 Fit subcompacts, b esting the Chevrolet Aveo by nearly 5,000 cars. But GM recently replaced the unappealing, underpowered Aveo with the sportier Sonic. Thec ompany sold 8,000 Sonics in February, outselling the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris combined. As gas prices rise, Detroit is ready MCT W orkers assemble a preproduction 2013 Dodge Dart on the same assembly line as the J eep Patriot and Compass SUVs at Chrysler's Belvidere Assembly Plant inIllinois T here are many reasons why someone might leave their home unoccupied for months at a time:M aybe you moved to another state a nd your old house is languishing on the market;o r you can no longer afford your m ortgage so youre working out a short sale and couch-surfing at your sister's house; or you struck it rich and are tak-i ng a six-month, aroundthe-world cruise. I n each case, theres one very important person you should call well beforel ocking the door that last time your insurance a gent. Many people dont realize that their standardh omeowners policy wont provide full coverage if their home sits unoccupied f or a certain amount of time, says Ruth Stroup, a F armers Insurance Group agent from Oakland, Calif. The timeframe varies by state and insurance carrier, but typically its 30 or 60d ays. After that, you could be liable for losses related to theft or vandalism. Unoccupied or vacant homes are considered a h igher risk by insurers because no one lives on site to maintain and protect the property. Wevea ll seen news reports of aband oned or foreclosed homes that have been strippedo f their fixtures, overrun by squatt ers or simply vandalized. Also, if youre hoping that your insurer simply won't notice your house isu noccupied, think again. As Stroup points out, Insurance companies increasingly are doing routine inspections at policyr enewal time. If they find that the property is unoccup ied, chances are your policy won't be renewed. So what should you do if y ou find yourself in this situation? First, check your homeowners policy for l anguage regarding unoccupied or vacant homes. O nce you know that your house will be empty for more than the allowable time and before the deadline passes contact youri nsurer to find out whether they offer vacant home insurance. They may be Empty homes need additional insurance Personal Finance Jason Alderman S ee EMPTY, page 2B See DETROIT, page 2B Election 2012Fact check and look a t Super Tuesday PAGES5 AND7


C M Y K Don Johnson, GMs U.S. sales chief, said that threey ears ago, just 16 percent of the cars and trucks GM sold got over 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Now, its close to 40 percent. We believe that this puts us in a very strong competitive position, Johnson said Thursday. GMs sales rose 1 percent in February. E ven Chrysler Group, whose lineup skews toward SUVs and big cars, willb ecome a bigger player in the small car market this spring, when the new Dodge Dartg oes on sale. In the meantime, its Fiat 500 subcompact h ad its best month ever in February, helping Chryslers sales climb 40 percent. C arl Galeana, who owns a Fiat dealership north of D etroit, said sales were flat in the first part of the month but picked up the last two weeks as gas prices jumped. Shoppers were constantlya sking about the fuel economy of the 500, which can get u p to 38 miles per gallon on the highway, Galeana said. All of the sudden, boom! W ere starting to sell Fiats, Galeana said. J apanese carmakers are also benefitting. In 2008, they saw sales slide because t hey couldnt make their most efficient cars, like the Toyota Prius hybrid, quickly enough to satisfy demands. But this February, ToyotaM otor Corp.s sales rose, led by a 52 percent jump in the Prius. Honda Motor Co.s sales were also up, thanks toa 36-percent increase for the s mall Honda Civic. Bigger vehicles from both U .S. and Japanese automakers are also less vulnerable tog as spikes, since they get better gas mileage than they did in 2008. Fords new Explorer SUV, which came out last year, sits lower and is more a erodynamic to save fuel. It gets up to 28 miles per gallon on the highway; its 2008 predecessor didnt even get 20. Hondas new CR-Vgetsu p to 31 miles per gallon compared to 27 for the 2008 m odel. But many buyers are still choosing to downsize.D ennis Beshear of Monument, Colo., recently b ought a new Focus for his 100-mile round-trip commute to Denver. The advertising s alesman now gets around 35 miles per gallon, up from just 21 mpg in the 2006 Nissan Murano crossover SUVhe used to drive. He fills up theF ocus every third day, compared with every day and a half with the Murano. Gas prices were his main motive for buying. I had a feeling they were going to go up. They were j ust too good to be true, he said. F or automakers, theres tough competition ahead for small cars. Theyre trying to make them more profitable by loading them up with p ricey features such as leather seats and navigation systems. As a result, prices are rising. Vehicles sold for an average of $30,605 lastm onth, up almost 7 percent from a year earlier, mostly d ue to more luxurious small cars, according to the TrueCar.com automotivew ebsite. Companies that dont m ove fast enough in the small-car market will be hurt. The Honda Civic, C hevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus all gained market share in the compact car segment last month, with some of the sales coming at the expenseo f Toyotas aging Corolla, said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting for the LMC Automotive consulting firm. Thats a veryd ifferent story than 2008, when the Corolla was the r unaway best-seller in the s egment. The shift to smaller cars is becoming a regular pattern. Buyers also leaned to smaller cars at the beginning of lasty ear, when gas prices jumped 80 cents between February a nd May before moderating in the summer. Last March, when gas prices reached$ 3.74 per gallon, 23 percent of buyers purchased small c ars. But they went back into bigger cars once gas prices eased. E dmunds chief economist Lacey Plache said rising gas prices wont make buyers hold off on purchases altogether. Thats becauset heyre more confident about the jobs market and because cars on U.S. roads are getting so old that they have to be replaced. She says peoplew ill simply put more emphasis on fuel economy and cut b ack on the miles they drive. Page 2BNews-SunSunday, March 4, 2012www.newssun.com C OUNTRY CLUB REALTY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; open house; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 9 9 1 1 willing to make special provisions depending on the projected duration of vacancy. If your carrier doesnt offer such coverage, find one that does. Foreclosure or short sale. This is grim but critical information to know if youre losing your home through a foreclosure or short sale: Even if youve already moved out, youre still responsible for insuring the property until you no longer officially own it. If a prospective buyer slipped and fell, youd be liable for damages since you're still technically the owner, says Stroup. Landlord insurance. Many homeowners prefer to rent out their property until the real estate market rebounds. From the insurers perspective, this is preferable to leaving the house vacant, although its still considered riskier coverage because tenants are less likely than owners to protect and maintain the property. Landlord insurance covers the structure of the building as well as any personal belongings you leave on the premises against hazards such as fire, water damage, lightening, etc. It will reimburse you for lost rental income if the home becomes uninhabitable. Landlord policies are structured differently than homeowners coverage but often cost about the same, says Stroup. Homeowners policies typically provide considerable coverage for personal property, which you probably wouldnt need here because your renters are responsible for insuring their own things. To protect your current and future assets, always have sufficient loss and liability insurance on all your property and possessions. Better safe than sorry. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman on Twitter go to www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney Continued from page 1B Continued from page 1B BUSINESS Detroit eyes smaller cars MCT C hevrolet introduced the Sonic to compete with the Honda Fit. Empty homes still need protection By JULIE PACE Associated PressNEWYORK P resident Barack Obama, turning his political sights on snowy New Hampshire, demanded that Congress eliminate oil and gas com-p any subsidies that he called an outrageous government giveaway. T hough politically a long shot, the White House believes the idea resonatesa t a time of high gasoline prices. Lets put every single member of Congress on record: You cans tand with oil companies or you can s tand up for the American people, Obama said, reiterating an appeal he made last year as gasp rices were rising. The president also said R epublican charges that his policies are driving up gas prices wont pass a politi-c al bull-detector test and pointed to a chart that s howed decreasing U.S. dependence on foreign oil. His remarks came as r etail gasoline prices rose Thursday to a national average of $3.74 per gallon. Obama has repeatedly called for an end to about$ 4 billion in annual tax breaks and subsidies for oil and gas companies, government support that Obama has said is unwarranted at at ime of burgeoning profits and rising domestic product ion. s outrageous. Its inexcusable. Im asking Congress: Eliminate this oili ndustry giveaway right away, he told a crowd at Nashua Community College after touring the schools automotive lab. R epublican presidential contenders and GOPleaders in Congress denouncedO bamas appeal for ending subsidies and called on Obama to take further stepst o expand oil production in the United States. O bamas move was his latest and most direct appeal to Congresst o act on the tax breaks, a move that i s certain to get stiff Republican opposition and that failed even when Democrats con-t rolled both Houses of Congress. B ut an administration official said the White House expects Congress tos oon take up a measure ending some subsidies. T he official requested anonymity to avoid speaking publicly without authori zation. Later Thursday, Obama shifted his political focus to raising money for his reelection campaign, blitzingt hrough Manhattan for four high-dollar fundraisers. Obama defended his foreign policy record, from drawing down the war inI raq to ordering the raid that killed al-Qaida leader O sama bin Laden. 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C M Y K By PAULWISEMAN and CHRISTOP HER S. RUGABER APEconomics WritersWASHINGTON After years of bad news begetting more bad news, the American economy may finally be building momentum int he other direction. Aflurry of economic reports issued Thursday captured some solid recent gains: Companies are hiring. Factories and departments tores are busier. Americans are buying more cars. And the stock market just ended its best February in 14 years. But Thursdays reports also showed that a healthier job marketh asnt translated into bigger paychecks for workers or a surge in c onsumer spending. And the progress of the past few months is now threatened by a rise in gaso-l ine prices. On one hand, analysts say the e conomy may be on the verge of a virtuous cycle, in which stronger hiring fuels more consumer spending, which leads to even more hiring and spending. O n the other hand, even months of improvement have yet to d emonstrate that the cycle can sustain itself. When you get this sort of h odgepodge and not-so-good results, you start to see the true n ature of this recovery, said Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Floridas Institute forE conomic Competitiveness. Ahealthier job market hasnt produced bigger paychecks or a s urge in consumer spending. The housing market is still weak. A E uropean recession threatens to hold back U.S. growth. Thursdays reports showed an economy maintaining its growth 2 1/2 years after the official end oft he Great Recession: The number of people applying for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week to a four-year low. And automakers, such as Ford and Chrysler, and many retailers, including Target Corp. and Macys I nc., reported improved sales for February. At the same time, the governm ent said consumer spending flatlined in January after adjusting for i nflation. Manufacturing activity grew at a slower pace in February as factories received fewer ordersa nd had to pay more for raw materials. And construction spending slipped in January, the first monthl y drop since July. Another worrisome sign is that g as prices are headed toward $4 a gallon. All that comes even as a strong report this week on consumer confidence helped lift the Dow Jonesi ndustrial average past 13,000 for the first time since May 2008. Unemployment has dropped for five straight months. And the economy has generated nearly 2 million jobs over the past year. Once a virtuous cycle feeds on itself, optimistic consumers spend more, which motivates businesses to hire more. And so on. T hat still might happen. But consumers are struggling to sustain their confidence after the housing market collapsed and the resulting recession vaporized $7.8 trillion in household wealth from 2006 through mid-2011. The recovery is still bearing the scars of the recession and the crisis that led into it, Snaith said. E ven the Federal Reserve appears baffled by the economys u npredictability. Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers this week that ther ecovery remains uneven and modest by historical standards. Yet he also acknowledged that the F ed underestimated the job markets strength, which has led to s harp declines in unemployment. The Fed might need to re-examine its outlook and policies if that strength continues, he suggested. M iserly employers arent helping. Pay raises are all but invisible. Across the country, wages and salaries rose less ($25.5 billion January than in December ($29.9 billion) even though the economy added 243,000 jobs in the interim. That means, says Joel Naroff o f Naroff Economic Advisors, that the pay increases must have gone disproportionately to unemployed p eople who found work and began collecting a paycheck not the vast majority of workers who already had jobs. In fact, once inflation and taxes a re factored in, incomes fell in January. Higher gasoline prices are threatening to pinch consumers ju st a s they did last spring. Oil prices a re up 9 percent this year to nearly $ 109 a barrel. And gasoline prices are up 30 cents to $3.74 a gallon over the past month, according to A AAs Daily Fuel Gauge. Economists say todays prices probably wont do much damage t o the economy. Thats because the economy is healthier than it was early last year, when higher gas prices slowed growth and consumers cut back on clothes, food and other items. B ut if gasoline prices blow pas t $4.50 a gallon this summer, perhaps because of tensions over Irans nuclear program, all bets ar e o ff. Consumers could scale back. T hat would cool an economy that relies on consumer spending for 7 0 p ercent of its output. Expectations for economic g rowth this year are already mute d Beth Ann Bovino, senior economist a t Standard & Poors, expects growth to slow from a 3 percent a nnual rate at the end of last year to 2.1 percent this year and 2.3 percent in 2013. s a very subpar recovery s he says. Historically, after a recession ends, we would see 5 percent growth. ... I think we can survive $100 oil. But its going to make this pretty lousy recovery feel even worse. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 4, 2012Page 3B ADVANTAGE FLOOR COVERING; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 2/29;3/4; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 1 1 6 6 C OUTURE'S DISCOUNT; 7.444"; 10"; Black; only a few days left; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 9 9 0 0 MCT Craig Guerdat, 64, enters data into a spreadsheet to help with his wife's business Feb. 8 at their home in Raleigh, N.C. Guerdat has been out of full-time work since 2009. He lost a part-time job in December of 2011 and is struggling to find employment. BUSINESS Jobs picture brightens, but economy awaits liftoff When you get this sort of hodgepodge and not-so-good results, you start to s ee the true nature of t his recoverySEANSNAITH director of the University of C entral Floridas Institute for Economic Competitiveness Got something to buy,sell or trade? News-Sun classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 By SAM HANANEL Associated PressW ASHINGTON Afederal judge ruled Friday the National Labor Relations Board can require most private businesses to put up posters telling workers they have a legal right to form a union. But U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson limited how the board can enforce the requirement. She said simply failing to display the new NLRB poster isnt automatically a legal violation without other evidence of anti-union conduct. The ruling disappointed business groups that argued the new poster is too onesided and seems to encourage workers to join unions. The posters, to be displayed effective April 30, explain workersrights to bargain collectively, distribute union literature and engage in other union activities without reprisal. They also explain that workers have a right not to join a union. e are concerned that this decision will encourage frivolous lawsuits by unionsa gainst small business owners who refuse to comply said Karen Harned, an executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business, which challenged the poster rule. Harned said she expects her group and others to appeal the decision. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers also challenged the poster requirement in court. Despite the judges limit on enforcement, the decision is seen as a victory for unions. Labor leaders see the posters as a positive step in letting workers know their rights under the law. They believe the posters could discourage the practice in some companies of intimidating workers who want to organize a union. Aspokeswoman for the NLRB said agency attorneys were reviewing the decision and could not immediately comment. Judge: Government can require union posters at work


C M Y K B y JAYREEVES Associated PressTUSCALOOSA, Ala. T aking a break from laying sod in a tornado-torn neighb orhood, volunteer David Elliott cocked his head to the left. H e was trying to remember all the trips hes made to help rebuild after disasters. Elliott went to New Orleans seven times afterH urricane Katrina swamped the city in 2005, or was it eight? He was in Nashville, Tenn., after floodwaters inundated the city in 2010.H s been to Alabama three times since tornadoes killed a bout 250 people statewide in April. Wait: that was justl ast year? Ive lost track, said Elliott, of Sacramento, Calif. Rebuilding after storms is becoming a growth industrya s the United States is slammed by more natural disasters, and leaders of the response efforts say the nations recovery networkf unctions as well as it does because of a backbone of volunteers nicknamed disaster junkies. The small group of people like Elliott travel from tragedy to tragedy shoveling mud out of flooded houses and rebuilding neighborhoods laid waste by busted levees, tornadoes and wildfires. Often, they bring more helpers with them. No one knows exactly how many disaster junkies are active in the United States, but the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster says a core group of around 300 people travel the country at least six months out of each year performing such work. Based in Arlington, Va., the nonprofit group estimates several thousand more people are like Elliott and make several trips each year helping out after disasters. Often associated with churches or other religious groups and traveling at their own expense, these volunteers sleep in churches or mobile homes and frequently eat food provided by other volunteers. While volunteers and others provided labor worth some $147 million and donated another $200 million toward relief aid in 2008, the last year for which figures are available, some recovery projects still cant get off the ground because of the sheer number of disasters that struck the country in recent months, said James McGowan, associate executive director with National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. After all these disasters a cross the country our resources have really been stretched, said McGowan, whose organization includes 51 nonprofits. Weve beens truggling with it. Thousands of people volunteer regularly without approaching junkie status. The American Red Cross, which is part of McGowans organization, said 24,236 ofi ts volunteers helped out after 137 disasters in 46 states last y ear, but most went to only one or two sites. Dan Burton, a Samaritans Purse project manager who has worked on disaster recov-e ries from Atlanta to Alaska, said the junkies provide a knowledge base and experience level that many lessexperienced volunteers lack.M ajor disaster assistance work would be much more difficult without them, he said. Theres an array of jobs to do, and theyre just willing to do whatever it is that we have to do, said Burton, o verseeing the rebuilding of a home that was destroyed by a tornado in Alabama last year. With the spring severe weather season drawing near and as severe storms this week roughed up the country music resort city of Branson, Mo., and devastated a small town in Kansas volunteers are still cleaning up and rebuilding from 2011, whent he United States had a record 12 weather disasters t hat caused at least $1 billion in damage. Thats more major disasters than occurred all through the 1980s, according to theN ational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Aside from the dozens of tornadoes that damaged or destroyed about 24,000h omes in Alabama on April 27, there was the megatwister that pummeled Joplin, Mo.; flooding in the Northeast from Hurricane Irene in August; wildfires in Texas and other parts of the S outhwest; and flooding along the Mississippi River. And recovery work continuesa long the Gulf Coast from Katrina, the disaster that m any people say spurred them to service in the first place. T he devastation of Katrina compelled Julie Davis to help more than six years ago, and she and her husband Ken have been repeat volunteerse ver since. They once were snowbirds, or retirees who visited the South in search of warm weather each year, but now they spend weeks at at ime each winter performing volunteer work in disastert orn areas like Tuscaloosa, Ala. C hatting with Deloris Mack as her husband worked on the womans rebuilt house, Davis said volunteering is addictive. We are definitely junkies because you get it in your blood and just cant quit, said Davis, of Girard, Penn. s) just the satisfaction ofk nowing that you are helping someone, that they arent expecting anything and you just come up. Mack said such volunteers arent just random people who help out she believes they are sent by God. o me theyre angels. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, March 4, 2012www.newssun.com STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 3/4/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 8 8 1 1 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 3/4/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 8 8 2 2 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 8 8 3 3 Special to the News-SunORLANDO The D owntown Disney Resort Area Hotels has partnered with Walt Disney World to once again honor outstanding K-12 teachers with its2 012 A+ For Teachers at Downtown Disney essay contest. The fourth annual contest, which runs through April 13, asks students ing rades 1 through 12 to nominate their favorite teacher b y writing a brief essay of no more than 300 words and submitting it viaw ww.downtowndisneyhotels.com. The essay should e xplain how the teacher has made a difference in the students life and will be judged on its relevance to theme, creativity, originali-t y, and the merit of the teachers accomplishments a s outlined in the essay. Seven winners will be chosen, and those studentsa nd their favorite teacher nominees each will win a v acation prize package that consists of: Five-day / four-night a ccommodations (for up to four family members) at one of the Downtown D isney Resort Area Hotels Four free Walt Disney W orld one-day, one-park passes Four free tickets to the DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive theme park Complimentary breakfast at the hotel each day (for up to four family members) One $100 gas card ere excited to kick off our fourth annual contest to celebrate those teachers who truly make ad ifference in the lives of their students in spite of the many challenges their schools are facing, said Kevin Renzi, chairperson of the organizations market-i ng committee. Weve been amazed by the stories w eve received in prior years, so we look forward to selecting even more gift-e d teachers for the recognition they deserve. D owntown Disney Resort Area Hotels has awarded 60 vacation trips to deserving teachers and their students since starting the annuale ssay contest in 2009. Prior winners have been recogn ized for home schooling students struggling with challenging illnesses, per-s evering in their teaching careers despite life-threate ning medical conditions, supporting the work of nonprofit organizations, help-i ng their students excel academically, inspiring learning in the classroom, and o ther professional and personal feats. T his yearsA+ For Teachers at Downtown Disney contest winners will be notified directly by May 1, and also announced ont he hotelswebsite and Facebook page. Downtown Disney hotels to reward A-plus teachers Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Charter schools would be required to put management information on websites under a wide-ranging bill that cleared the Florida House on Friday. But opponents criticized a provision that would exempt charters from some public school reporting requirements. The legislation (HB 903 also will allow colleges and universities to sponsor charter schools. Rep. Janet Adkins, a Fernandina Beach Republican who is sponsoring the bill, said she wants to promote charter schools because they give parents more choices about how their children are educated. e have to move away from an education system that is focused on the institution and not on the student, Adkins said. Rep. Dwight Bullard, DMiami, said the bill continues to give charters an unfair advantage over traditional public schools by exempting them from reporting teachersevaluations to the Florida Department of Education .Bullard, who debated against the bill, also noted it does not require state approval for chartersevaluation plans. Charters are considered public schools and receive taxpayer funding. The difference is they are not run by elected school boards but by other entities, including for-profit management companies. What is it that were running from? Bullard asked. If we agree that they are in fact public schools why not hold them to the same standards? Adkins said 250 charters participating in the states federally funded Race to the Top grant program, which includes a focus on teacher merit pay, will have to comply with the same reporting requirements as regular public schools. MCT Jeff Street, center, helps volunteer Melissa Cullison, left, emerge from his destroyed house as she and volunteer Heather Thompson help with clean up efforts along Brady Street in Harrisburg, Ill., on Thursday. CHALKTALK Walker Academy plans Kindergarten RoundupAVON PARK Walker M emorial Academy is planning a kindergarten open house next month. The academy has full term dual accreditation. J oin in the Kindergarten Roundup on April 2. Call 453-3131 ext. 201 to sign up for a two-hour session at9 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. Visit the c lassroom, meet the principal, tour the campus, and ask questions for pre-testing. Cowgirls and Buckaroos must be 5 years old before Aug. 15, 2012. For financial assistance, check out StepUpForStudents.org.Pollard named to FSU Presidents ListTALLAHASSEE Courtney Pollard has been named to the Presidents List for the fall term of 2011 at Florida State University by receiving an A grade in each of her classes. She transferred to FSU after completing her degree at South Florida Community College. Courtney is the daughter of Roy and Lori Pollard, and the granddaughter of Buddy and Agnes Nelson and A.W. and Doris Pollard, all of Sebring. Snapshots Disaster junkies form backbone of US safety net when storms strike You get it in your blood and you just c ant quit. (Its) just the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping someone.JULIEDAVIS v olunteer State House OKs charter school accountability bill


C M Y K B y CALVIN WOODWARD Associated PressWASHINGTON Is there any impulse greater in politics than to promise peo-p le the sun and the moon? Each in their own way, the Republican candidates heading into Super Tuesday primaries are telling Americanst hey can have it all plentiful energy without pain at the pump, jobs without deeper debt, thriving factories like the days of yore, ar enaissance at every dusty turn. Call it the can-do spirit or, a s Barack Obama liked to put it, Yes we can. But, seriously.N o independent economist believes manufacturing will c ome rushing back against the global economic tide if the government merelyb acks off on taxes and regulations. The vastly complex e nergy market is not a Norman Rockwell painting that a president can create with brush strokes. Taps on a cold calculator tell a differ-e nt story than the rosy accounts of balanced budgets j ust ahead. In promising to unleash an energy production booml eading America to the promised land of cheap fuel, M itt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich (who promises a m oon colony) routinely ignore that the nation is already experiencing such a boom apparently without making a dimes worth ofd ifference at the gas station. Energy has become a prime source of contortions and distortions in the campaign as Republicans holdo ut false hopes to pressed consumers and Obama takes t oo much credit for developments that are beyond anyp residents influence. But there are other sources of have-it-all promises, too. Alook at some of those promises and how they stacku p against the facts:DebtROMNEY: Im going to deliver on more jobs, less debt, and smaller government. ... He (Obamat he national debt. I will cut, cap, and balance the budget. He passed Obamacare. Ill repeal it. He lost our AAA credit rating; Ill restore it. THE FACTS: Romneys tax-cut and spending plans fall far short of balancing the budget or making much of a dent, if any, in the national debt, now more than $15 trillion, according to independent analyses of the plan. He can cut taxes. He can cut debt. Its unlikely he can do both. An analysis by the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget finds that his plans probably would add significantly to deficits for the coming decade, deepening the debt by some $250 billion under a middle-of-the-road scenario or by as much as $2.15 trillion in the worst case. The group found a best-case scenario that could see the debt decline by as much as $2.25 trillion but considered that improbable. The group forecast even worse deficit results from the plans of Gingrich and Santorum. Only Ron Paul would seriously reduce the flow of red ink, through wrenching budget cuts that would dismantle much of the government and are far beyond anything the other candidates would do. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center said Romneys plan would reduce federal tax revenues by 16 percent in 2015 and increase the debt in that time. In blaming Obama for h aving lost our AAAcredit rating, Romney was referr ing to the Standard & Poors one-notch downgrade after Congress balked on Obamas push to raise the nations borrowing authoritya nd avoid default. The rating agency said the eventual d eal with lawmakers did not do enough to stabilize the debt path and cited the dif-f iculties of bridging the gap between the political part ies. That was a pox on both their houses, not just the White House.ManufacturingS ANTORUM: On the decline of the manufacturing work force: Thats just inexcusable all of it because government regula-t ion and government taxation.... The average manufacturing job in America pays $20,000 more a year than the average job in America. We can get those jobs back. T HE FACTS: Santorums assertion that rules and taxes a re solely to blame for closed factories flies in the face of Americas decadeslong transformation to a new economy and global forcesa nchoring the production of consumer goods in low-wage economies. Remaining manufacturing jobs pay better than usual because low-wagem anufacturing jobs have largely fled and are out of the equation. Building airplanes for Boeing, tractors for Caterpillar and big machinery and equipment for overseas customers is a highervalue enterprise than turning out the toys and consumer electronics now made in Asia. The U.S. remains a manufacturing powerhouse, and expanding that is a goal of both parties. But a revival of 20th century blue-collar America, flush with steady jobs from hard work, limited skills and numbing assembly-line repetition, is improbable and for the most part undesirable in the minds of economists on the left and right. They see Santorum, and to some extent Obama, tapping a nostalgic vein with their visions of manufacturing renewal. In 2008, John McCain got in hot water on his way to the GOPpresidential nomination from primary rival Romney, actually for speaking what most economists believe is the harder truth, that the manufacturing jobs of old are gone forever.EntitlementsGINGRICH: The duty of the president is to find a way to manage the federal government so the primary pain is on changing the bureaucracy. On theft alone, we could save $100 billion a year in Medicaid and Medicare if the federal gove rnment were competent. Thats a trillion dollars over 1 0 years. And the only people in pain would be crooks. THE FACTS: Asober look at the books shows leadersf rom both parties that painful choices must be m ade in entitlements. Medicare and Medicaid are running into trouble mainlyb ecause of an aging population, the cost of high-tech m edicine and budget woes. The number-crunchers say solving health care fraud a lone is not enough. Health care fraud investigations are already a big source of recovered money, surpassing fines and penalties collectedf or defense contracting fraud. EnergyOBAMA: After three decades of inaction, were gradually putting in place the toughest fuel economy standards in history for ourc ars and pickups. That means the cars you build w ill average nearly 55 miles per gallon by the middle of the next decade almost double what they get today. That means folks, every timet hey fill up, theyre going to be saving money. Theyll have to fill up every two weeks instead of every week. That saves the typicalf amily more than $8,000 at the pump over time. That means well cut our oil consumption by more than 2 million barrels a day. THE FACTS: Raising mileage standards is not pain-free, and Obama spoke about the benefits while excluding the costs. Compliance will add thousands of dollars to the cost of a car. The standards are going up in two stages. The second and most ambitious stage is expected to cost the auto industry more than $150 billion, raise the cost of the average new vehicle by $2,000, then save drivers up to $4,400 in gas over the life of the vehicle. Obamas estimate of $8,000 in savings refers to the substantial break in fuel purchases from both increases in mileage standards, but excludes the higher costs of buying the vehicle in the first place. SANTORUM: e can drive down prices, decrease our dependency on foreign oil. We can do it all, but we have a president who says no. We have a president who, when the opportunity to open up federal lands for mining and oil and gas d rilling, says no. We have a president whos we have a n opportunity to open up offshore, he says no. Deepwater, he says no. Alaska, he says no. Build a pipeline, he says no. G INGRICH: It comes down to a simple idea: What i f we had a program that enabled the American people to develop so much newe nergy that we were, in fact, no longer reliant on Saudi A rabia, Iraq, Iran? in a campaign ad on energy. ROMNEY: s going to t alk about how hes responsible for the increasing production of oil in this country, oil and gas in this country. Is he responsible for thei ncrease? No, I didnt think so. About Obama. THE FACTS: The reams of statistics on energy development are at odds withR epublican depictions of Obama as the President N o of energy. T he U.S. produced more oil in 2010 than it has since 2 003. More gas has been produced in each of Obamas three years in office than at any time since 1936. Coal mining is on the rebound.T he radioactive ore that fuels nuclear power plants h as come out of the ground faster every year in his presidency. P roduction from renewables, such as hydroelectric p ower, solar, wind and biofuels, is higher than ever before. Active U.S. oil rigs i ncreased 22.5 percent last year and the oil and gas extraction industry added 25,000 jobs, up 12 percent. As Romney suggested, t hough, Obama is not responsible for much if not most of the fossil-fuel revival because the industry determines what makesf inancial sense to do and many new wells were p lanned before he became p resident. The case can be made that Obama has not done enough or from an environmental viewpoint, that he has donet oo much. But the record shows growth in every sector. Still, hes drawn some lines that Republicans wante rased. He is against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, has put off drilling in the Atlantic Ocean and temporarily blocked theK eystone pipeline from Canada to Texas. Santorums claim that the U .S. could do it all and Gingrich, in holding out the prospect of $2.50 a gallon ag as if he becomes president, shortchange the forces that s hape the energy picture beyond a presidents influence. Among them: a bitterw inter in Europe that drove up demand and for oil and i ts price, growing demand in developing countries and political uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa hindering supplieso ver the last year. The U.S. gets no oil from I ran, despite Gingrichs suggestion otherwise, and only 13 percent of its oil comesf rom Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Eliminating dependence o n imports would require both a huge increase in domestic production and r educed demand, but Gingrich opposes fuel efficiency standards that are known to reduce the need for oil. A nd no one in the have-itall campaign is about to ask Americans to do without. Associated Press writers Dina C appiello, Tom Raum and Christopher S. Rugaber contributed to this report. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 4, 2012Page 5B DR. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 4, 2012Page 7B ELECTION2012 Preparing for Super TuesdayBYSTEVENTHOMMAMcClatchy NewspapersNone will wear capes we hope but the candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination are about to go Super. A s in Super Tuesday. A fter two months of campaigning largely in one state at a time, theyre in a coast-to-coast dash leading up to the March 6c aucuses and primaries in 10 Super Tuesday states: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts,N orth Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. T here will be 437 delegates up f or grabs on that one day, more than the 299 selected so far in all s tates that have voted. T hat wont be enough to clinch the nomination for anyone. It will take votes from 1,144 delegates att he Republican National Convention in Tampa to win. It is enough to offer a smorgasb ord of opportunity, though, and the four major candidates will spread out across the map ins earch of victories to brag about a nd delegates to add to their totals.T HE CANDIDATESFormer Massachusetts Gov. M itt Romney, leading the pack with 163 delegates so far, will look for wins everywhere, particularly Ohio. He should have Massachusetts in the bag, and h s also likely to dominate Virginia, where hes one of only two candidates on the ballot, a long with Texas Rep. Ron Paul. F ormer Sen. Rick Santorum of P ennsylvania, with 83 delegates so far, will focus on Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma and Tennessee. ell over half the country still has to vote, he told supporters bye mail Wednesday. I am prepared for this marathon race. Former House Speaker Newt G ingrich, who has 32 delegates, looks for a win in his former home state of Georgia, the biggestd elegate prize of the day with 76, as well as delegate wins in Ohio and Oklahoma. Winning next T uesday moves us toward Tampa i n a big way, Gingrich said Tuesday. Georgia is the biggest group of delegates out there on Super Tuesday, so this is a big d eal and it really, really matters. R ep. Ron Paul of Texas, with 19 delegates, aims at caucus s tates such as North Dakota where his loyal supporters can h ave outsized impact in the town hall-like meetings, and Virginia, where only he and Romney qualif ied for the primary ballot. Its very appropriate that the state of V irginia be involved in our revol ution thats going on, he said.T HE HISTORYGiven the universal role of caucuses and primaries in selecting delegates, and thus the majorp arty nominees, its easy to forget that they only became widespread starting in 1972 as a modern r eform meant to give more power to voters and take it away from party bosses. A s recently as 1968, a candidate such as Democrat Hubert Humphrey could jump in late with the backing of party elites, go to the convention without havi ng won a single primary himself, a nd win the nomination. T he idea of a Super Tuesday s tarted in 1988, when Southern D emocrats wanted to pool their p olitical strength to make sure the p arty reflected their more conserv ative views. Eight states in the S outh plus Oklahoma voted on t hat Super Tuesday. But Al Gore, Jesse Jackson and Michael D ukakis split the vote. Dukakis, a Massachusetts liberal, won the nomination and lost the generale lection. The day has produced mixed results over the years since, somet imes producing a split verdict as in 2008 when Democrat Barack Obama won 11 states and 847 delegates and Hillary Clinton won 12 states and 834 delegates and sometimes helping a candidate all but clinch as in 2004 w hen Democrat John Kerry swept 9 of 10 states. W hile it is a big day in the c ampaign, this years vote wont be that super. F irst, it will select just 19 percent of the delegates in 10 states. The Republican campaign will not even reach the halfway mark of delegates until March 24. Second, its a pale version of some earlier Super Tuesdays. I n 2000, 16 states held caucuses or primaries, the largest single day vote in history up to that p oint. In 2004, when only the Democrats had a contested nomin ation, 52 percent of the delegates n eeded for the nomination were up on Super Tuesday. Only 10 states voted that March 4, but t hey included such mega-states as California, New York and Ohio. And in 2008, the rush of states t o a Feb. 5 primary grew so large 23 that pundits searched for a new name. Some called it Mega T uesday, others Tsunami Tuesday. For Republicans, 38 percent of a ll delegates were awarded that d ay. For the Democrats, it was 40 percent.Follow Steven Thomma on Twitter: @stevethomma Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses affecting the Republican raceBelow is a map of the states participating in Super Tuesday this year (all times ETTotal delegates needed to win the GOPnomination under current rules: 1,144. OKLAHOMADelegates:43Polls close:8 p.m.Who votes:Registered RepublicansWho gets the delegates:Divided proportionally2008 GOPprimary winner:John McCain TENNESSEEDelegates:58Polls close:8 p.m.Who votes:All registered votersWho gets the delegates:Divided proportionally2008 GOPprimary winner:Mike Huckabee GEORGIADelegates:76Polls close:7 p.m. Who votes:All registered votersWho gets the delegates:Divided proportionally2008 GOPprimary winner:Mike Huckabee VIRGINIADelegates:49Polls close:7 p.m.Who votes:All registered votersWho gets the delegates:Winner takes all2008 GOPprimary winner:John McCain ALASKADelegates:27Polls close:midnight Who votes:Voters registered as Republican, nonpartisan or undeclared Who gets the delegates:Divided proportionally2008 GOPprimary winner:Mitt Romney N ORTH DAKOTADelegates:28Polls close:10 p.m. Who votes:Registered RepublicansWho gets the delegates:Divided proportionally2008 GOPprimary winner:Mitt Romney O HIODelegates:66Polls close:7:30 p.m.Who votes:Registered Republicans; unaffiliated voters may register as a Republican on election dayWho gets the delegates:Divided proportionally2008 GOPprimary winner:John McCain V ERMONTDelegates:17Polls close:7 p.m. Who votes:All registered votersWho gets the delegates:Winner takes all2008 GOPprimary winner:John McCain I DAHODelegates:32Polls close:9 p.m.Who votes:Registered Republicans; unaffiliated voters may register as a Republican on election dayWho gets the delegates:Divided proportionally2008 GOPprimary winner:John McCain M ASSACHUSETTSDelegates:41Polls close:8 p.m.Who votes:Registered Republicans and independentsWho gets the delegates:Divided proportionally2008 GOPprimary winner:Mitt RomneySOURCES: STATE ELECTION OFFICES, MCT, CNN O LIVER DOULIERY/ A BACAPRESS/MCTMitt RomneyFormer governor of Massachusetts JOE BURBANK/ O RLANDO SENTINEL/MCTRick SantorumFormer U.S. senator from Pennsylvania JOE BURBANK/ O RLANDO SENTINEL/MCTNewt GingrichFormer speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives CHRIS GANNON/MCTRon PaulU.S. representative from Texas Fighting for Republican delegatesThe four remaining candidates vying for delegates ahead of the Republican National Convention in August: For more McClatchy politics coverage visit Planet Washington: http://blogs.mcclatchydc.com/ washington/ 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 1 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 9 10


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C M Y K LIVING C SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, March 4, 2012 Talking with kids aboutSchool violence,which was little heard of until the 1999 Columbine,Colo.,school shooti ngs in which 12 students and a teacher w ere killed,is in the headlines again. Now the nation is dealing with shooti ngs at an Ohio high school,as well as other incidents,like a recent elementary school shooting in Seattle. As terrible and frightening as incidents like these are,they are rare. Although it may not seem that way, t he rate of crime involving physical h arm has been declining at U.S. s chools since the early 1990s. According to the Centers for Disease C ontrol and Prevention (CDCfewer than 1 percent of all homicides among school-age children happen on school grounds or on the way to and froms chool. The vast majority of students will never experience violence at s chool or in college. Still,its natural for kids and teens no matter where they go to school to worry about whether this type ofi ncident may someday affect them. How can you help them deal with these fears? The experts at KidsHealth.org offer advice on talking with kids about t hese tragedies,and what they watch or hear about them,to help put frightening information into a more balanced context.REACHING OUT TO YOUR KIDSIts important for kids to feel like they can share their feelings and know that their fears and anxieties are understandable. Rather than wait for your child to a pproach you,consider starting the conversation. You can ask what your child understands about these incidents and how they make him or her feel. S hare your own feelings too during a tragedy,kids may look to adults for their reactions. It helps kids to know that they are not alone in their anxieties. Knowing that their parents have similar feelings will help kidsl egitimize their own. At the same time,kids often need parents to help them feel safe. It may help to discuss in concrete terms what y ou have done and what the school is doing to help protect its students.WHAT SCHOOLS ARE DOINGMany schools are taking extra precautions to keep students safe. Some schools have focused on keeping weapons out by conducting random locker and bag checks,limiting entry and exit points at the school, a nd keeping the entryways under teacher supervision. Other schools use m etal detectors,such as those used in airport security. Lessons on conflict resolution have also been added to many schoolsc ourses to help prevent troubled students from resorting to violence. Peerc ounseling and active peer programs have also helped students become m ore aware of the signs that a fellow student may be becoming more trou-b led or violent. Another thing that helps make schools safer is greater awareness of problems such as bullying and discrimination. Many schools now have programs to fight these problems,and teachers and administrators know more about protecting students from violence.HOW KIDS PERCEIVE THE NEWSOf course,you are not your childs only source of information about school shootings or other tragic events that receive media attention. Kids are likely to repeatedly encounter news stories or graphic images on television, radio or the Internet,and such reports can teach them to view the world as a confusing,threatening or unfriendly place. U nlike movies or entertainment programs,news is real. But depending on y our childs age or maturity level,he or she may not yet understand the distinctions between fact and fantasy. By the time kids reach 7 or 8,however,w hat they watch on TV can seem all too real. F or some children,the vividness of a sensational news story can be intern alized and transformed into something that might happen to them. Ac hild watching a news story about a school shooting might worry,Could I be next? Could that happen to me? TV has the effect of shrinking the world and bringing it into your own living room. By concentrating on violent stories, TV news can also promote a meanworldsyndrome,which can give kids a misrepresentation of what the world and society are actually like.TALKING ABOUT THE NEWSTo calm fears about the news,parents should be prepared to deliver what psychologists call calm,unequivocal, but limited information.This means delivering the truth,but in a way that fits the emotional level of your child. The key is to be truthful,but not go into more detail than your child is interested in or can handle. Although its true that some things cant be controlled,parents should still give kids the space to share their fears.E ncourage them to talk openly about w hat scares them. Older kids are less likely to accept an e xplanation at face value. Their budding skepticism about the news and how its produced and sold might mask anxieties they have about the stories covered. If an older child is bothered about a story,help him or her cope with these f ears. An adults willingness to listen w ill send a powerful message.ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR PARENTSKeeping an eye on what TV news k ids watch can go a long way toward monitoring the content of what theyh ear and see about events like school s hootings. Here are some additional tips: Recognize that news doesnt have to be driven by disturbing pictures. Public television programs,newspapers o r newsmagazines specifically designed for kids can be less sensational and less upsetting ways for them to get information. Discuss current events with your c hild on a regular basis. Its important to help kids think through stories they h ear about. Ask questions:What do you think about these events? How do y ou think these things happen? Such questions can encourage conversation a bout non-news topics as well. Put news stories in proper cont ext. Showing that certain events are isolated or explaining how one event r elates to another helps kids make better sense of what they hear. Watch the news with your child to filter stories together. Anticipate when guidance will be necessary and avoid shows that arent appropriate for your childs age orl evel of development. If youre uncomfortable with the c ontent of the news or its inappropriate for your childs age,turn it off. For more health information f or parents,kids and teens,visit kidshealth.org. KidsHealth is from the health experts of Nemours,a nonprofit devoted to childrens health. 2012,The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealthParents can help children deal with their fears in the wake of recent school tragedies MIKE SIEGEL/SEATTLE TIMES/MCTAn 8-year-old girl,who was shot by another student at her Bremerton,Wash., elementary school,arrives at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center on Feb. 22.


C M Y K Dear Abby: I am a 64year-old healthy widow with no children. I retired a yeara go after a successful 42-year career. I am financially sound. I couldnt wait to retire because my job was demanding,and toward the end it had become extremely stressful. About two months into retirement and after taking a few trips I began feeling worthless and guilty for being nonproductive. I tried a part-time job,but it wasnt my thing. Im now considering another part-time job,volunteering or returning to school. I have always wanted to further my education and get a graduate degree,but I dont know if Im too old to meet the demands. I feel like I lost my identity when I stopped working. I know it had to end one day, but I still have a lot of energy and want to engage in some activity that will revive my self-worth. At this point,I dont know what that will be. Your thoughts and guidance would be greatly appreciated. Searching for Mein Texas Dear Searching: Not everyone ages at the same rate. Some people wear out faster than others do. Today, for various reasons not all of them financial many seniors choose to remain in the business world. Their work ethic and experience are valuable assets. If you think a graduate degree would be challenging and would help you in a new career,then by all means,go for it. When people tell me they are thinking of retiring,I always ask,And what will you be retiring TO?because I am convinced that retiring to nothingis neither physically nor emotionally healthy for individuals who are used to being active. Dear Abby: I bought my aunt,uncle and two teenage cousins gift cards from an online retailer a year and a half ago. I checked with them in advance to see if this might be something thed use. Six months ago,I noticed in my order history that only one of the cards had been redeemed. I hate to see the money go to waste. Should I call my relatives? I f I do,what do I say? Its possible they just havent gotten around to using the cards. Should I reprint the cards and send them with a reminder note? (Maybe the cards were lost?) Should I send my relatives a check and use the cards myself? Chalk it up to a loss? That one kills me! I suppose if I hadnt seen the order history,I would never have known whether the cards had been used. What doyou think I should do? Conflicted in Connecticut Dear Conflicted: Use the direct approach. Contact your relatives and tell them that while reviewing your account history,you noticed that three of the four gift cards you sent have not been used. Ask if they would like to have them printed out again,if by chance they were lost or if they would prefer you send them a check for the value of the cards. To contact them isnt rude, and it shouldnt be awkward. In fact,it may be appreciated. Dear Abby: My wife says I am always wrong. Is she right? Tongue in My Cheek Dear Cheek: Not this time. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. 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Our dear friend,Sam Goertz,whor ecently moved from earth to heaven,fit that description. While most w ould think twice about inviting a new couple with three growing sons two teens and one pre-teen to dinner,Sam and Flossie not only invited us; but theirf aces were wreathed with hope and expectancy that w d say yes. A friendship developed as we interacted in one anoth-e s homes,church,ministry and prayer over the years. E ven after we became empty nesters,Sam always remembered to ask and pray for our sons,ever eager to hear about their lives andw alk with the Lord. He gladly listened and offered a dvice; though,at times,his answers surprised me. Once I shared with Sam m y frustration with the decisions of one of our s ons. I fully expected him to take my side. Instead,he looked off i nto the distance for a moment. Then he made eye contact with me and said, Sometimes its hard to know who God is raising, t he parents or the children. What a lesson I learned from this simple,profound and even humorous insight. His prayers came from a h eart abandoned to God. And perhaps it is that abandonment that set him apart. He was no stranger to suffering and loss. He exhibited vul-n erability and authenticity in every circumstance. Though he may have ques-t ioned his lot,he always returned to the goodness of God and his relationship with him t hrough Jesus Christ. And before you knew it, whether it was his wifes stay in a nursing home or the loss of both his legs late in life,Sam trusted God. Her eceived each as a new assignment from his heave nly Father and reached out to others with encouragement and the hope of theg ospel. He responded to joys w ith the same exuberant abandon. When in his seventies he remarried another missionary lady,Burness,it was with gusto,joy,excite-m ent and sheer delight. Everyone was blessed by t heir marriage. Whether in joy or sorrow, Sam blessed the Lord T hese few memories are only the tip of the iceberg. M any Bible passages could describe Sams godly character. But when I think ofS am,I see him exemplifying Psalm 103:1,NKJV, Bless the Lord,O my soul; a nd all that is within me, bless His holy name! O ne in a million! He inspires us to live with the same abandon to God. Selah Jan Merop is a News-Sun correspondent. Guest columnsa re the opinion of the writer, n ot necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. One in a million P ause And C onsider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries,you typically have a lot of energy and feel the need to come in first in everything you do. Today that trait will work to your advantage at work. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,you wont necessarily feel comfortable when a friend asks fora favor. But in this instance you simply need to go along for the ride to ruffle the least feathers. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,your social energy this week is helping to bring the right people into your inner circle. Be sure to pay one particular person a good deal of attention. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,financial issues are certainly keeping you on your toes,although you are hoping for a respite. Go with the flow for now and find a better way to organize. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Keep trying to win over someone who is not entirely on board with your line of thinking,Leo. A little more persuasion and theresa good chance you can get another supporter. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,youre energy and attention span is a bit scattered this week but could be just enough to find a new way to take care of things. Experiment with fun activities. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra,you have an uncanny ability to tune into the way people think and operate. You can put this knowledge to work at the workplace and find success in new ventures. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 2 2) Scorpio,a family member needs help getting through a rough time. You may be the only one who can provide the comfort and help your loved one needs and deserves. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Put your creative energy to good use, Sagittarius. It could mean renovating a part of your home or discovering a new hobby to keep you busy. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,try to tackle an easy financial project this week. It could involve brown-bagging your lunch or saving loose change for a vacation fund. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Dont fret,Aquarius. People are paying attention to you even if they seem distracted on the surface. Take every opportunity to be on your best behavior this week. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces,it may seem like a struggle right now, but you will find out that almost any obstacle can be overcome if you set your mind to it. Notable birthdaysMarch 4:Chaz Bono, Activist (43 Jake Lloyd,Actor (23 March 6:Rob Reiner, Director (66 Rachel Weisz,Actress (41 March 8:Kat Von D,Tattoo artist (30 Juliette Binoche,Actress (48Timbaland, Music producer (41 Scorpio, help a family member through rough times Horoscope One year into her retirement widow seeks new purpose Dear Abby Associated PressNEWARK,N.J. The owner of the Newark,N.J.,funeral home that handled services for Whitney Houston says the home had nothing to do with a photograph that surfaced showing the singers body in an open casket. But Carolyn Whigham of Whigham Funeral Home and two pastors say they do know who took the photo that ran in the National Enquirer. They just arent identifying the person and say thats up to the Houston family. Defending Whigham,the Rev.Ronald Slaughter of nearby St. James AME Church said Thursday the funeral home had no role in this shameful betrayal. The 48-year-old Houston died Feb. 11 in California. Whigham says she determined the photo was taken Feb. 17,a day before the funeral. Funeral home denies role in Houston casket photo


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 4, 2012Page 3C church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 B OOM BOOM'S; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 3/4/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 6 6 0 0 3 3 M y jewelry box 3x3 00017606 By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie CriticProject Xsuggests what i t might look like if the teen romp Superbadhad been s hot with the first-person, hand-held aesthetic of Cloverfield except itn ever achieves the hilarity of the former or the thrills of the l atter. Its mainly an excuse to show hot,young women c avorting drunk and topless in a swimming pool,in a bouncy house,with a dog, with each other in musicvideo style montages edited tot he insistent thump of house music. So if you ever wanted to see Girls Gone Wild blown up on the big screen, well then,hooray for you.T his is your lucky day. But the feature debut from N ima Nourizadeh,directing from a script by MichaelB acall (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Matt Drake,does indeed have some semblance of a plot,flimsy though it may be. (Todd Phillips,director oft he Hangovermovies,is one of the films producers.) Shy,sweet-faced Thomas (Thomas Mann and his fast-talking,super-c onfident best friend Costa (Oliver Costa) insists that they need to throw the mother of all ragers at his Pasadena home to celebrate. It will make them popular,Costa promises and more importantly,it will get them laid. Tagging along is their nerdy, awkward pal J.B. (Jonathan D aniel Brown),who thinks hes more sophisticated than h e really is. So if youre keeping score at home,Thomas ist he Michael Cera figure, Costa is Jonah Hill and J.B. is Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Thomasparents just happen to be going out of townf or their wedding anniversary, and they dont even begin to suspect that Thomas and his friends have the potential for hedonism. But they do,andt heve enlisted the mostly unseen (and undeveloped) Dax (Dax Flame everything. Although,like the recent Chronicle,which also was based on the wellworn found-footage concept, Project Xeventually must rely on other sources and perspectives. Things spiral out of control pretty quickly as a couple thousand people show up andt rash the place,which admittedly does get amusing and p rovides an escalating energy. Costas nearly incessant chatter offers consistent laughs,a lthough its clear pretty quickly that he (like the film i tself) is woefully one-note. Theres a cute subplot involving the scrawny 12-year-olds C osta has hired as security guards and the run-ins they have with Thomasannoyed neighbors. But only about an hour in, Project Xgrows repetitive and starts running out of steam,and you begin to wonder what could possibly occur over the remaining 30 minuteso r so. And not to get all momish,but it does send a disturbi ng message to teens under the guise of edgyentertain-m ent. If you provide a setting and the means for strangers to get hammered,it will make you cool. If you are a young woman w ho wants approval,you must get naked and give up the goods. The one girl who gets the benefit of any sort of charac-t erization is Thomaschildhood friend Kirby (Kirby Bliss Blanton),who has tomboyish,girl-next-door cool as well as blonde,Blake Lively-esque good looks. Shes just part of the elaborate fantasy that the films target audience will gladly buy into without question. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo Jonathan Daniel Brown, Oliver Cooper and Thomas Mann in Warner Bros. Pictures Project X. Hangover comes quickly in hormonal Project X Movie Review Project X Rating: R (crude and sexua l content throughout, nudity, drugs, drinking, pervasive language, reckless behavior and mayhem)R unning time: 88 minutes R eview: (of 4 S pecial to the News-SunFROSTPROOF Do you l ive or work in Avon Park, or did you graduate from Avon Park High School? If so,the Frostproof Rotary Club might have $1,000 fory our talents. Time is running short to become part of Frostproofs big money talent show, which is back for anotherg o-round,thanks to the Rotary Club,with the $1,000 grand prize awardedo n March 24 at the shos finals. The clubs fifth annual Frostproofs Got Talent! show will hold its prelimin ary rounds on March 9-10 at the Ramon Theater in Frostproof,with the top actsm oving on to the $1,000 finals. The contest is open to a nyone who lives or graduated high school in Avon Park,Babson Park,Fort Meade,Frostproof or Lake Wales. Show time all nights is 7 p.m. Contestants will be a ssigned one of the two opening night dates based on their schedules and avail-a bility. Applications to enter and its free to enter area vailable online at www.frostproofchamber.co m They are also available at Frostproof City Hall of the Frostproof chamber offices.O nly the first 36 acts entered will be allowed to p erform. A complete set of rules and eligibility requirements,as well as a breakdown of the different age categories,are outlined int he entry application. Tickets for each nights performances are $10 for anyone over age 12. Childrens tickets for eachs how are also available for $5 each. Adult tickets for all three shows are $25,and childrens tickets for all three shows are just $10 anda re available at Frostproof City Hall. They will also be sold at the door.R efreshments will be sold at the theater each night,and a 50-50 drawing will be held. A ll proceeds from the event go towards helping f und the clubs high school scholarships and many other community initiativesi ncluding the Teachers Appreciation Breakfast and p urchasing dictionaries for all fifth-grade students in Frostproof. Frostproof Rotary looking for Avon Park talent Frostproofs G ot Talent to begin March 9 GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Visitors to the South Florida Community College Museum of Florida Art and Cultures (SFCC MOFAC) Wildflower Wayside Shrine can now view a new relief printmaking exhibit during their walk along the trail. Made by students and community members who attended a printmaking workshop at SFCC,the exhibition includes eight plaques featuring the flora and fauna of the trail. Artists whose plaques are located on the trail are Rose Besch,Kiri Crommet,Toni Crunkleton,Mollie Doctrow,Cathy Futral, Michael Kemp,Emmie Pereira,and Karla Respress. The plaques allow the community to become more involved in the development of the trail and provide even more detail about the plants and animals that can be seen on the trail, said Mollie Doctrow,SFCC MOFAC curator. Located on the SFCC Highlands Campus,the Wildflower Wayside Shrine is a walking trail through scrub habitat with shrine boxes and trail plaques installed along the way. Each shrine box and trail plaque is dedicated to an endemic or endangered plant species found on the Lake Wales Ridge. The trail takes between 20 and 30 minutes to walk and is clearly marked by signs. The trail is open to the public daily and was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, call Doctrow at 784-7240 or visit the Wildflower Wayside Shrine website at http://mofac.org/wayside/. Page 4CNews-SunSunday, March 4, 2012www.newssun.com S FCC-PERFORMING ARTS CENTER; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, PO#0089463 ricky,andy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 9 9 2 2 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Special to the News-SunA VON PARK Dana Daniels,along with his sidekick,a psychic parrot,closeso ut another entertaining season of SFCC Matinee Series p erformances with his comedy and magic act at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday,March 20,in theS FCC Theatre for the Performing Arts,Highlands Campus. D aniels has been entertaining audiences for the past 2 5 years at corporate events, Las Vegas stages,and on television. He got his start at Disneyland as the youngestc omedian ever to be cast in the famous Golden Horseshoe Revue. Since then,he has won many of the top awards in magic and comedy and has opened for headliners such as Tony O rlando,Charo,Gary Shandling,Vince Gill,and Amy Grant. T ogether with his psychic parrot,Luigi,Daniels sets out t o prove that his little green friend is truly clairvoyant by performing off the wallm agic blended with rapid-fire clean comedy and audience participation. D aniels has been awarded some of the top honors in m agic such as Comedy Magician of the Year and Stage Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood,Calif.H is many television appearances include Stand Up Live, Evening at the Improv,CBS Morning Show,Masters of Illusions,Lance Burtons Guerilla Magic,and the bestselling clean comedy series o n DVD,Thou Shalt Laugh 4. The 2012 Matinee Series i s sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Bassetti,Lampe and K iefer Hearing Aid Center, Inc.,and The Palms of Sebring RetirementC ommunity. Tickets range from $13 to $17 and may be purchased o nline 24 hours a day,seven days a week,at http://perf ormances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 863-784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC BoxO ffice Monday-Friday,11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m,located in the front the of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts,600 West College Drive,Avon Park. Comedian, magician Dana Daniels performing at SFCC ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT C ourtesy photo Dana Daniels, along with his sidekick, a psychic parrot, will perform at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Archeologist Nathan Lawres presents The Muskhogean Way of War:A n Anthropological Perspective on Creek and Seminole Combat Behaviorsduring the Kissimmee ValleyA rchaeological and Historical Conservancs speaker series at 7 p.m. onT hursday,March 15,in Building G,Room 202, SFCC Highlands Campus.T he presentation is free and open to the public. W arfare is a topic that has received a high level of attention in the anthropo-l ogical literature since the inception of the discipline. M uch of the literature,however,has focused on the origins and causes of warfare rather than the behavior associated with it.T hroughout the 16th and 19th centuries,Europeans a nd Americans employed tactics and instituted laws that sought to subjugateN ative Americans and a ppropriate their lands. The Muskogenean peoples of the southeastern Unites States resisted this process by employing a distinct seto f behaviors during combat. These behaviors provided them with substantial success against both Europeans and Americans. L awres received his B.A. in Anthropology (Honors from the University ofC entral Florida and is currently a candidate in the Department ofA nthropology at UCF. He is an archaeological field a ssistant for the Seminole Tribe of Floridas Tribal Archaeology Section. Hisr esearch interests include the origins of warfare, i ndigenous warfare patterns,Woodland and Mississippian archaeology, Native cultures of the Southeast,fire behavior andt he effects of fire on cultural resources,and archaeol ogical applications of LiDAR. Call Anne Reynolds at 4 41-4803. KVAHC presents archaeologist Nathan Lawres Special to the News-SunL AKE PLACID The Lake Placid China Painters are presenting their annual Peacock Palette TeaMarch 11 int he Caladium Arts & Crafts Co-op,132 Interlake Blvd. This year,the free tea will be in honor of Chris Filip,longtime resident,c hina painting teacher and member of the Caladium A rts and Crafts Co-op. After losing her husband George Filip,local musi-c ian and builder,she has decided to move out to the P acific Northwest and live with her daughter,watercolor artist Joilynn Littleton,and her husband,Bob,out on ElizaI sland,a small Island nine miles out in the bay off B ellingham,Wash. She will continue to china paint,teach and show in al ocal gallery. The Lake Placid China P ainters will be displaying their beautiful hand painted china and hold lived emonstrations of this fine art. The artists will offer unique hand painted p ieces for show and for sale. Some of the highl ights of the Tea are the live demonstrations,the silent auction,where exceptional pieces by members of the WorldO rganization of Porcelain Artists are offered and the door prizes awarded every half hour. Chriss son, Gary Filip,will be playing the piano and guitar. China Painters to honor Filip Relief printmaking on display at MOFAC Courtesy photo C reated by Avon Park High School student Toni C runkleton, the longleaf pine is one of eight plaques featuring a variety of plants and animals that can be found along the Wildflower Wayside Shrine Trail. Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and LOS ANGELES (AP The alleged ringleader of a series of burglaries at the homes of celebrities hasp leaded no contest to stealing from Lindsay Lohan and reality star Audrina Patridge. Nicholas Prugo entered the plea Friday in Los Angeles and is expected to serve two years in state prison. Neither Lohan or Patridge, a star of The Hillsseries, attended the hearing. The plea came in exchange for Prugo testifying against three other people suspected of helping him break into the homes of stars. Prugo will be sentenced May 4,or after the cases against the remaining defendants have concluded. The 21-year-old had also been charged with conspiracy and burglarizing the homes of Orlando Bloom,Paris Hilton and Rachel Bilson,but those counts were dropped. Celebrity burglary suspect takes plea deal


C M Y K LOS ANGELES (AP Nicollette Sheridan told jurors on Thursday that she was shocked and humiliated after being struck in the head by the creator of Desperate Housewiveson the set of the hit ABC show. The actress was the first witness called during her trial alleging that she was fired after a dispute with creator and executive producer Marc Cherry. She is seeking more than $6 million in damages. At the request of her attorney,Patrick Maloney,the actress demonstrated the blow by striking her lawyer in court. Sheridan contended it was a hard blow,although attorneys for Cherry and ABC claimed it was a light tap meant to give the actress some direction for a scene. Sheridan told jurors that Cherry appeared stunned after the hit and later apologized to her. Wearing a navy blue suit and white blouse,Sheridan split the day testifying about the shos early years and the dispute with Cherry. Her character Edie Britt was killed off in the shos fifth season,when she was earning $175,000 an episode. By then,she also had been granted a portion of the seriesprofits by that point and was slated to earn $250,000 an episode if she remained on the series through the seventh season. Cherry and ABC have denied wrongdoing. Special to the News-SunLAKE WALES Tickets are on sale for two special concerts and a reception during Bok Tower Gardens21st International Carillon Festival that began Saturday duringt he Gardenspeak bloom season. Six of the worlds leading c arillonneurs representing the United States,The Netherlands and Belgium will perform daily concerts on the 60-bell Taylor carillon housedi n the Singing Tower. Continuing through March 11,the festival will debut five world premieres of original carillon compositions. Visitb oktowergardens.org to purchase tickets online. At 7:30 p.m. today,Live at the Gardens presents Curtis on Tour,featuring some of the worlds most gifted young performers from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Roberto Diaz, Curtis president and renowned violinist,will perform with guitar faculty member Jason Vieaux,and students Nadir Khashimov,violin,and Eric Han,cello. In addition to Paganinis last guitar quartet,aganinis Q uartet in A minor,M.S. 42, the program will include a commissioned piece for strings and guitar by Zhou Tian,Zhou Red Trees, Wrinkled Cliffs;odly Duo for Violin and Cello;a nd an arrangement of Piazzollas Oblivion for G uitar and Strings.Tickets are $25 per person. Founded in 1925 by Edward Boks wife Mary Louis Curtis Bok,Curtis iso ne of the worlds finest music schools. Individually tailored study with a faculty of leading musicians has nurtured a long line of great per-f ormers,from such legends as Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber,to current stars Juan Diego Flrez,Alan Gilbert,Hilary Hahn,Jennifer Higdon,Leila Josefowicz and Lang Lang. Curtis provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its students,ensuring that admissions are based solely on artistic promise. Teaming youthful exuberance with seasoned artistry,students learn by doing,performing frequently and often collaborating side-by-side with their teachers. O n Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., the Moonlight Concert will be performed by Geert Dhollander from Antwerp, Belgium. The concert will be followed by a reception at 8:30 p.m. where the public isi nvited to meet other guest carillonneurs including Sue B ergren,Naperville,Ill.; Dennis Curry,Bloomfield Hills,Mich.; Malgosia Fiebig, The Netherlands; George Gregory,San Antonio,Tex.;a nd Julianne Vanden Wyngaard,Grand Rapids, Mich. The standing reception in the Visitor Center will include desserts of chocolated ipped fruit,cake pops and glazed fruit tartlets,and late night hors doeuvres of artichoke dip,brie pastries and gourmet cheeses along with beer and wine. Each reception ticket is $25 per person and includes all refreshments. Daily concerts will be performed at 1 and 3 p.m. with weekend concerts at 11 a.m.,1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Visitors will be able to watch performances on a monitor located behind the Peace Lantern near the Singing Tower.Carillonneurs will meet visitors at the S inging Tower moat gate near the Information Booth following the concerts. These concerts are included with general admission. Hours will be extended from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in theB lue Palmetto Caf and Tower & Garden Gift Shop d uring the festival. Admission to the festival is included with general Gardensadmission: $12 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12. Members andc hildren under age 5 are admitted free. After 5 p.m.,on Tuesday,admission is $6 for adults and $1.50 for children ages 5 to 12. V isitors who purchase a new,gift or upgraded Sustainer level or above membership will receive a coupon code for a buy one, get one free ticket to attend the Moonlight Concert and Mix & Mingle Reception on Tuesday.The offer ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Call (863 group tour reservations and to purchase event tickets. Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Friday night,the Highlands Art League has events in all three buildings at the ArtistV illage. The Yellow House Gallery will feature Don Kah and Max Gooding as their Artists of the Monthfor March,in conjunction withS ebrings Destination Downtown.The Opening Reception is from 5-8 p.m.W ine and light hors doeuvres will be served,and guitarist Kenny Summers willp rovide the music. Kah is known for his intric ately designed collage paintings with constantly unfolding details,inspired byn ature. Goodings watercolors and ink sketches all have a bold,fun,and relaxed style. Both artists have won numerous awards locally and across the country. Gooding has been the p oster artist for the previous two Highlands Art Leagues N ovember Arts and Crafts Festivals. Barry Foster of Cohan R adio Group presents a history of the 12 Hours of Sebring a t Highlands Museum of the Arts. This program is free to t he public at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit at MOTA consists of art and photographs relating to Hendricks Field and the Sebring InternationalR aceway.The centerpiece of the exhibit is an original watercolor of Tommy McGuires final mission, donated by aviation artistA ndrea Davide. At the Visual Arts Center, The Hals Gals and Pals,am ember group that paints every Tuesday at the Art League,will host an exhibito f some of their best works of the season. T his venue will be the future site of a new restaurant at the Artists Village,on thew aterfront in downtown Sebring. T he Yellow House Gallery, which is next door to the Sebring Public Library at 1989 Lakeview Drive,is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.T uesday through Friday,and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. S aturdays.Artistswebsites and museum hours can be found at www.highland-s artleague.org. all 385-5312 or visit w ww.destinationdowntownsebring.com www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 4, 2012Page 5C COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; march p/u ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 6 6 9 9 LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main a gold rush; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 7 7 6 6 C ourtesy photo M ax Gooding is one of two artists chosen to be featured at t he Yellow House Gallery in March. Goodings watercolors and ink sketches have helped him become the poster artist for the previous two Highlands Art Leagues November Arts a nd Crafts Festivals. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Three events planned at Highlands Art League Tickets on sale for Bok Tower Gardens Curtis on Tour concert By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY A P Music WriterN EW YORK Even before Darren Howard entered the NFL,the defensive end had dreams of being in the music business.H e was a DJ in high school and by the time he was in college,hed created a rag-t agrecording studio in the basement of his residence. s always been somet hing I loved,said Howard. I knew one day that I w ould transform to that. So after Howard retired in 2009,the former NewO rleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles player j umped into making records. He started his own label,Empyre,and signed a pop and R&B singer that hes confident about. B ut Howard admits he hasnt yet had what hed c all success,calling the music industry fickle. The music business is f unny. Some artists go 10, 15 years of making records b efore they ever recoup and make any money,said Howard. The label can be t he same,because there depending on the artist. Hopefully it wont take that long. This week,the National F ootball League offered an assist to current and former players like Howard who are trying to find their footing in a business that can bej ust as unforgiving as football. Its player engagement d ivision paired with New York Universitys CliveD avis Institute of Recorded Music,part of the Tisch School of the Arts,for the Business of Music Boot Camp.The camp had keym usic figures from mogul Davis to record company executives and managers offering their insights in intimate sessionsw ith the players. Each player was then paired with a mentor. The music game,its not just finding the talent. Its what you do with that talent that ultimately determines your level of success,said Jeffrey Rabhan,the institutes department chair and a mentor in the program. Given that sports can be considered entertainment itself,its not surprising that some athletes migrate into the field. Magic Johnson may be among the biggest success stories,with his theaters and other ventures. S haquille ONeal was a recording artist and actually had a platinum album. Chris Webber,Metta World Peace and others have also triedt heir hand in the music business,and Roy Jones Jr. had a record label BodyH ead (whose financial troubles,according to a recent Sports Illustrated article,m ay be part of the reason the forty-something boxer is s till in the ring). While Rabhan noted there have been a smatter-i ng of athletes who have made it in the music indust ry,unfortunately,the stories of those who have not had successes are a longer list,so were trying to change that. A bout 70 players applied to be a part of the four-day p rogram,and 20 were accepted. Among those who took part in the camp weref ormer Oakland Raider Justin Fargis,New York G iants player Marvin Austin,St. Louis Rams player Brandon Lloyd,and T orry Holt,who played for the Rams and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Troy Vincent Jr.,the NFLs vice president forp layer engagement,said the league created the program after player surveys showed a strong interest in the entertainment field,particu-l arly music. The NFL already does a broadcasting b oot camp to ready players for media careers,and aH ollywood boot camp is planned for April at Universal Studios,and will include such talent as Oscar-nominated directorJ ohn Singleton. Vincent said there was also a real concern that players have jumped into the industry but then floun-d ered because they dont have the expertise. It doesnt matter how much money you have or you think you have. Money does not equal success, said Vincent,who retired as a Washington Redskin in 2006. Its proper planning, its educating yourself in the subject matter,having the right people with you, the right guidance,and not making an emotional decision. which often times thats NFL gives guidance to its music hopefuls Sheridan testifies about getting hit


C M Y K Page 6CNews-SunSunday, March 4, 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 listing in this directory,call the NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.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.orshiping 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 471-0924. 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, FL 33825.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:4526556. 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. T elephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.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 with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m.Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, a nd 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, FL 33852 (863Website: 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 the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky G otsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. 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, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship,1 0:30 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 at 6 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, FL 33870 (A half 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, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the 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.A nursery 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 and 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 3823695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757.Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor.Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English. 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. A lzheimers 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; (863on the 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, FL 33870.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, FL 33875.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.A free 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. P ine St., Sebring, FL 33870. 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, FL 33870;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, FL 33825-1118.707 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 Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. 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 ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. 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 M anaging natural lands has its challenges. Once upon a time,nature took care of keeping the land healthy and balanced. Wildfire was ah uge part of the natural process. The majority of Florida was,and continues to be,covered in pine forests, which are considered fired ependent ecosystems. As populations increased and land-s capes were changed, the natural process slowed and c hanged significantl y. Without fire,plant communit ies change into different types of ecosystems. W hen wildfires were a common occurrence,they would sweep through the pine forests and kill the weak and unhealthy trees. Thisa llowed the healthier,larger pines the nutrients,space, s unlight and water they needed to grow into huge,beautiful trees. Another phenome-n on that occurs without fire i s succession,which is when one ecosystem takes over another,completely changing its makeup. When this happens,all the flora and faunat hat depend on that ecosystem will either die off or move to another suitable area. Without the flames to keep t he pines from growing too close together,the trees will compete for the limited amount of water,nutrition and sunlight. When pine treesg row unchecked,they also become more susceptible to disease and insects. In order to provide the necessary forage,shelter and nesting areas for the creatures that live int he pine forests,the trees must be spaced apart,healthy a nd certain plants must be available. Since fire isnt always practical or popular inm any areas,mankind has come up with other ways to k eep the pine forests healthy. Thinning pine stands becomes necessary when the canopy of pines has closed, allowing little or no sunlightt o reach the ground. The pines become so dense that it i s difficult for wildlife to navigate through them. The vegetation dies because it iss haded out and does not receive the necessary light. D ense stands allow an ideal place for pine beetles to thrive. When pine trees aret oo close together,their growth rate decreases. S elective thinning is an excellent way to provide wildlife habitat while promoting tree growth. Once the canopy of a pine forest iso pened up,wildlife returns to the area. In addition,the r emaining,healthy trees will begin to grow wider and taller. Sunlight,once again,c an reach the forest floor stimulating herbaceous plant g rowth that many wildlife species prefer. Rainfall will reach the ground,giving thep ine roots and ground cover much needed moisture. B ecause the density of trees is reduced,pine beetles are less of a threat. Selectively thinning pines allows them to extend their branches andr oots. Another reason to select ively thin is safety. Thinning can be an effective tool for wildfire hazardr eduction through the crea tion of defensible space. Defensible space refers to an area surrounding a house or neighborhood where the vegetation has been modified tor educe wildfire threat and which provides an opportunity for firefighters to work effectively and safely. The crowns of standing l ive and dead trees represent one of the primary fuel sources contributing to wildfire hazard in forested communities.(JohnC hristopherson,Forest Thinning & Defensible Space) Selective thinning is a process where individual trees are selectively removedf rom the stand. Tree selection is based on position,form a nd health. It is similar to weedingout the bad plants in a garden. By removing thes ickly,thin trees,those remaining are allowed to t hrive with the additional space,nutrients,sunlight and water. According to Forest Management Solutions, selectively thinning 30 percent of trees in an unhealthy f orest will eliminate 93 percent of future tree death and lower potential for cata-s trophic fire. Removal of biom ass (brush and unhealthy vegetation and trees) makes the area more resistant to disease and provides an improved habitat for wildlife.F orest-stand thinning has been a silvicultural practice since the early 18th century. Thinning the number of trees to open the forest floor tol ight and also to reduce the competition for soil moisture can promote additional development of grass and shrub species along with the ani-m als whose habitat depends on a healthy understory. Removing competing vegetation and high-risk trees results in the reduction of tree mortality because ther emaining trees become healthier. M any forests have been growing without fire for hundreds of years. Cutting downt rees can be viewed by some as a destructive or harmful a ct. In reality,if done properly, it improves the condition of the forest. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion o f the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Thin is in: Managing natural areas through selective thinning Courtesy photo A healthy pine forest consists of trees that are spaced apart, allowing necessary sunlight and rainfall to reach the forest floor. Healthy forests provide the necessary forage, shelter and nesting areas for the creatures that live there. News From T he W atershed Corine Burgess


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 4, 2012Page 7C 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 HowesWay, 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 E ucharist 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, FL 33852.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 what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird 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 CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay 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 WELCA meets 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 3 85-0797. 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. T raditional 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 (385-2782to 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 (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday 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 round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;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 NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 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 Osbeck.A small 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.A nursery 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, FL 33872.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 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors 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, FL 33825. 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:4533345.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. R idgewood 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 A place 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. Darrell 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, FL 33825.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, FL 33870.385-0107.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 schoolursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday):grades 3-5 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, 699-0132.Call the c hurch 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, FL 33876.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:4536641 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.A salet akes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE 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,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, ContemporaryWorship in the FLC at 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, FL 33825.(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, FL 33872.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 Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesda y. 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.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP H ARDCOVER FICTION 1.Lone Wolfby Jodi P icoult (Atria) 2.Celebrity in Deathby J.D.Robb (Putnam Adult 3.A Perfect Bloodby Kim Harrison (Harper Voyager) 4.Kill ShotbyVince Flynn (Atria) 5.rivate Gamesby J ames Patterson, Mark S ullivan (Little, Brown) 6 .Defending Jacobby William Landay (Delacorte Press) 7.The Wolf Giftby Anne Rice (Knopf 8.e Got Your Numberby Sophie Kinsella (Dial Press 9.The Shadow Patrol b y Alex Berenson (Putnam 1 0./22/63by Stephen King (Scribner) 11.Sonoma Roseby Jennifer Chiaverini (Dutton 1 2.Death Comes to P emberleyby P.D.James (Knopf 13.Home Frontby Kristin Hannah (St. Martins) 1 4.A Dance with D ragonsby George R.R. Martin (Bantam 1 5.The House I Loved byTatiana de Rosnay (St. Martins) HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1.American Sniper:The autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S.M ilitary Historby Chris K yle, Jim DeFelice and S cott McEwen (Morrow) 2.Abundance:The Future Is Better Than You Thinkby Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler (Free Press) 3.The End of Illnessby David Agus (Free Press) 4.Killing Lincoln:The S hocking Assassination that Changed AmericaF oreverby Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co.) 5.he World of Downtown AbbebyJ essica Fellowes (St. M artins) 6.Steve Jobs:A Biographby Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster) 7 .Indivisible:Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before Its Too Lateby James Robison and Jay W.Richards (FaithWords) 8.The Start-Up of You by Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha (Crown) 9.es! 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C M Y K B y LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentSEBRING As senior year winds down, Sebring's Savana Fisher is preparing for college just like many of her peers. However, her journey is j ust a bit different-graduating at the ripe, young age of sixteen, Fisher learned how to grow up fast to keep up with the pace of older girls as she continued through both her school and golf career. Her hours of hard work and dedication have paid off, as was illustrated Thurday afternoon when she committed to playing for the Webber Warriors. For most athletes, the scouting process is always the trickiest; being in the right place at the right time so-to-speak. You have got to hope the scout comes to a game you're doing well in, as well as maintain a level mindset in knowing that someone who could possibly hold the key to your future is watchSPORTS D SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, March 4, 2012 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Dino Lower nearly knocked the cover off this pitch, sending it deep, though foul, to left in Sebrings loss to visiting Lake Wales Friday night. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING It may be somewhat of a down year for Lake Wales softball, as the team brought an uncharacteristic 3-4 record into Sebring Friday night. But that is never a reason to take a team with such a strong tradition and program lightly, as evidenced by the Lady Highlanders 15-3 win over the Streaks. Then again, that may have been part of the problem. s tough because the ability is there, but mentally, if one thing goes wrong, they lose focus, Sebring head coach Joe Sinness said. They tighten up and lose sight of why theyre out here, which is to have fun. Things started out well enough, with starting pitcher Haley Pack working around a Kaley Jo Smith lead-off single to get through a scoreless top of the first. The Lady Streaks then took the lead in the bottom of the frame as Jayme Faircloth lead off with a walk and moved to second on a Tayla DeSilva single to left. Dino Lower looked to do some damage and rocketed a deep fly to left. But the potential baseclearer hooked foul and merely went for a long strike before Lower tattooed another pitch, though right at DeVonna Moore at third for a line-out. Carly Hoffner popped out next, though a wild pitch during her at bat moved the runners to second and third. And during Alison Hoffners at bat, an eventual walk, wild pitches brought both Faircloth and DaSilva in for a 2-0 lead. Trouble began to brew in the second, however, as Carneshia Thompson bunted for a hit and moved to second when a potential double play was turned too slowly, putting runners at first and second. With fielders then in motion for a potential bunt, a liner to third was snared by DaSilva, who then threw behind the runner at second to Lower, who alertly came in from center field, for an unconventional 5-to-8 double play. But a walk to Moore followed and consecutive singles from Tyra Hodge and Smith plated two runs to even things up. Sebring threatened right back, with a Loren Eures lead-off single and a two-out Faircloth walk. But Lake Wales start er Kelsey Oller worked out of it to keep things even. Pack would hold the Highlanders down in the top of the third and the Streaks then took the lead back. Lower reached on an error and Carly Hoffner walked before the runners moved to second and third on a wild pitch. Alison Hoffners bouncer back to the mound couldnt advance them, but Packs ground-out to short brought Lower in for a 3-2 lead. Alead that would be shortlived, however, as things fell apart in the fourth. An error on a Moore grounder got the inning started and as Sebring is all too familiar with against the Highlanders, if given the opening, they will take Lady Streaks downed by Highlanders See LADIES, Page 4D News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Committing to Webber Thursday, Sebrings Savana Fisher was joined by, back row, left to right, Sebring coach Lisa Lovett, Athletic Director Chris Cook and Susie Gentry. Front row, left to right, mother Julie Burg, Webber head coach Nancy Nichols, Fisher, Wes and Brandy Fisher. Fisher to become Warrior See FISHER, Page 4D By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentS EBRING Those infamous Friday night lights do not always necessarily associate with football. R ather, the lights glowing across Lake Jackson lit the w ay as Lake Placid visited F iremens Field after taking the win over the Streaks just one week ago. This drove both teams as they fought for county bragging rights once again, only this time the scoreboard would fall in Sebrings favor as they took the 7-3 win. The combined pitching efforts of Sebrings Jordan Baker and Lake Placids Pike Cloninger kept the game scoreless for the first two innings. In the bottom of the third, however, Sebring would see six hits in a row that would result in a 5-0 gain. Among those contributing hits were Alex Griffins RBI single that would bring in the first run of the night, soon followed by another RBI single from Wyatt Johnson. Two more RBIs would come from Kyle Cunningham and Cullen Lovett to peak the innings five-run advancement. The Dragons would not back down just yet, and held a tight defense in the fourth to not allow any more Steaks across the plate. That is until Seth Abeln added another run-scoring base-knock for Sebring in the bottom of the fifth, and as Nate Greene drove in Lovett, Sebring saw seven runs over the Dragons. Yet to be silenced, Lake Placid drove in three runs of their own in the top of the sixth to put a dent in those insurance runs and to remind the Streaks of the threats they faced a week prior. After Cloninger drew a walk to load the bases, Rick Millers single would put the first run on the board for the Dragons as he drove in Tyler Carr. This same hit loaded the bases as Rufino Gutterez stepped into the batters box. After his RBI single, a fielding error would later allow a third run for lake placid to see a 7-3 score as the final inning rolled around. The top of the seventh inning would remain scoreless, and given the home field advantage that granted Lake Placid the win last week, Sebring would not take their last at bat as the 7-3 win went down in the official scorebook. Lake Placid head coach Dan Coomes said, We probably hit the ball as hard as they did, they just had more of them find the holes. Thats the way the game is played; its base hits, and we had two pitchers that really struggled tonight and when that happens youre going to get beat. He went on to explain that, due to a cancelled game earlier this week, he tried to get all the pitchers into tonights game to keep their arms Blue Streaks rally for revenge News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Cullen Lovett slides safely into third, just around the tag of Dragon third baseman Heath H arris in Sebrings Friday win. See SEBRING, Page 4D News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Mason Jahna follows through on his swing, but the Devils saw their winning streak stopped by Ft. Meade Thursday. Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Thursday, March 1, only f our teams played at the Highlands County Sports C omplex in the Sebring 7 0s Softball league. Silent Salesman took on the first-place Millers Heating and Air Conditioning team. The thriller went into extra innings before the Salesman emerged victorious by a relatively low score of 11-10. At the end of six innings, Millers had a lead of 8-4 only to see the Salesman tie the game at 9-9 after eight innings. Abase-running blunder sent the game into extra innings as the Salesmans winning run failed to score on a would-be sacrifice fly. In the ninth the same player who failed to score in the eighth inning drove in the winning run with a solid base hit. Good managing in the final two innings by Pete Mathews almost put the game in Millersfavor. Doing their normal thing for the Salesman were Kyle Saunders, 4for-5 with a triple, and Bob Roth, 3-for-5 including a double. Jerry Murphy had a good day, going 4-for-4 with a double. Helping the cause with three base hits each we re Lloyd Noaker and Ken Crandall. M illers players doing their part were Doug H ammond, with three hits i ncluding a home run. Ray Concepcion was 3for-3 with two doubles, Jim Longman drove out a double and Don Sheets and Victor Rodriquez each had three hits. Allstate Insurance and Royal Palms Bowling Center finished with a 216 win for Allstate. The top hitter for Allstate was John Penna having two hits with a home run. All having three hits were Russ Moody, Gene Phillips and Dick Harmic. while the winning pitcher was Rudy Pribble. Palms Don Cunningham again drove out a home run for his team. Bob MacCarrick was 3for-3 with 2 triples and going 2-for-3 were Shaun Kilduff and Dick Schiltz. There are only two more weeks of play and we encourage anyone to come out to the Complex and watch the activity. It is free and entertaining. On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the weather was very agreeable at the Highlands County Sports Complex in Salesmen take one in extras See SENIORS, Page 3DCLASSIFIED PA GE5D N ews-Sun sports staffAvon Parks string of shutouts, as well as its winning ways on the baseball field, were halted Thursday in a non-district battle with visiting Fort Meade. The Miners struck first, w ith single runs in the first and third innings, before the Red Devils tied it with two in the bottom of the fourth. But a two-spot in the top of the sixth nabbed the win for Fort Meade when Avon Park couldnt bring any more across. The Devils get into district play Tuesday at county rival Lake Placid. The Lady Dragons, meanwhile, kept up their turnArea results See SCORES, Page 4D


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 James McFarling 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. Cost of the four-person, flighted scramb le will be $50 per person, which includes team prizes, closest to the pin awards and lunch, 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 Coun ty 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. T he four-man scramble with handicap f lights 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 Clu b 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 Philadelphia2215.595 Boston1817.5143 New York1818.500312Toronto1125.3061012New Jersey1126.29711 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami288.778 Orlando2314.622512Atlanta2115.5837 Washington728.2002012Charlotte430.11823 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago308.789 Indiana2212.6476 Milwaukee1422.38915 Cleveland1321.38215 Detroit1225.3241712WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio2511.694 Memphis2115.5834 Dallas2116.568412Houston2116.568412New Orleans927.25016 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City297.806 Denver2017.541912Portland1818.50011 Minnesota1819.4861112Utah1718.4861112Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2113.618 L.A. Lakers2214.611 Phoenix1620.4446 Golden State1419.424612Sacramento1224.33310 ___ Thursdays Games Oklahoma City 105, Orlando 102 Phoenix 104, Minnesota 95 L.A. Clippers 108, Sacramento 100 Miami 107, Portland 93 Fridays Games Memphis 102, Toronto 99 Atlanta 99, Milwaukee 94 Boston 107, New Jersey 94 Chicago 112, Cleveland 91 Denver 117, Houston 105 New Orleans 97, Dallas 92 Philadelphia 105, Golden State 83 San Antonio 102, Charlotte 72 Utah 99, Miami 98 L.A. Lakers 115, Sacramento 107 Phoenix 81, L.A. Clippers 78 Saturdays Games Oklahoma City at Atlanta, late Milwaukee at Orlando, late Cleveland at Washington, late Indiana at New Orleans, late Detroit at Memphis, late Utah at Dallas, late Minnesota at Portland, late Sundays Games New York at Boston, 1 p.m. Miami at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. New Jersey at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Golden State at Toronto, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston, 7 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. LEAGUE LEADERS Scoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL375 237103528.8 Durant, OKC362 219100928.0 James, MIA355 23797627.9 Love, MIN270 24283224.5 Westbrook, OK32118185023.6 Wade, MIA23615062423.1 Ellis, GOL26613770922.2 Aldridge, POR30614075322.1 D. Williams, NJ26017678021.7 Griffin, LAC29513372421.3 Howard, ORL27619774920.2 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Howard, ORL13542055515.0 Love, MIN139 32746613.7 Bynum, LAL10630541112.8 Cousins, SAC16324140411.5 Griffin, LAC105 27037511.0 Humphries, NJ12723035710.5 Gortat, PHX9827737510.4 Gasol, LAL10726637310.4 Noah, CHI13923337210.1 Monroe, DET14922337210.1 Assists GAMESASTAVG Nash, PHX3336211.0 Rondo, BOS252449.8 Calderon, TOR363178.8 Paul, LAC292438.4 D. Williams, NJ362988.3 Rubio, MIN373048.2 Parker, SAN352798.0 Wall, WAS352707.7 Rose, CHI282147.6 Steals GAMESSTLAVG Conley, MEM34862.53 Rubio, MIN37852.30 Paul, LAC29652.24 Shumpert, NYK29592.03 Iguodala, PHL37711.92 Lowry, HOU35661.89 Allen, MEM33611.85 Westbrook, OK36651.81 Blocked Shots GamesBLKAVG Ibaka, OK361123.11 McGee, WAS35902.57 Jordan, LAC34872.56 Howard, ORL37832.24 Gasol, MEM36792.19 Smith, ATL36762.11 Bynum, LAL32672.09 Dalembert, HOU37711.92EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers4115789175130 Pittsburgh3721579202166 Philadelphia3521777209191 New Jersey3623577180174 N.Y. Islanders2629961151193 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3821379204143 Ottawa3424876200194 Buffalo2927866157180 Toronto2928765191200 Montreal25301060169181 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida30211272158179 Winnipeg3127870173186 Washington3227569172183 Tampa Bay3028666180216 Carolina24271361168193WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit4319389208151 St. Louis4018787166130 Nashville3720781181165 Chicago3524777200194 Columbus1938745148212 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4116890206156 Colorado3328470168175 Calgary29251169157178 Minnesota28271066143178 Edmonton2533656170192 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Phoenix3322975168160 San Jose3323773178160 Dallas3426573171176 Los Angeles29231270138137 Anaheim28271066164182 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Montreal 5, Minnesota 4, SO Boston 4, New Jersey 3, OT Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 N.Y. Rangers 3, Carolina 2 Winnipeg 7, Florida 0 Columbus 2, Colorado 0 Calgary 4, Phoenix 2 Vancouver 2, St. Louis 0 Buffalo 1, San Jose 0 Fridays Games New Jersey 5, Washington 0 Chicago 2, Ottawa 1 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, OT Detroit 6, Minnesota 0 Dallas 3, Edmonton 1 Anaheim 3, Calgary 2 Saturdays Games N.Y. Islanders at Boston, late Toronto at Montreal, late Tampa Bay at Carolina, late Nashville at Florida, late Columbus at Phoenix, late Pittsburgh at Colorado, late Buffalo at Vancouver, late Anaheim at Los Angeles, late St. Louis at San Jose, late Sundays Games Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 12:30 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 4 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 6 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 7 p.m.SCORING LEADERSPlayerGames GAPTS Malkin, PIT56374279 Stamkos, TB64453378 Giroux, PHI59235275 Spezza, OTT66284472 Kessel, TOR64323668 Lupul, TOR64254166 Karlsson, OTT65155166 H. Sedin, VAN65135366 D. Sedin, VAN64283664 Hossa, CHI65273663 Kovalchuk, NJ59253762 4 tied with 61 pts.BASEBALLNational League ATLANTA BRAVESAgreed to terms with RHP Jairo Asencio, RHP Brandon Beachy, RHP Jaye Chapman, RHP Erik Cordier, RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Cory Gearrin, RHP Tommy Hanson, RHP J.J. Hoover, RHP Craig Kimbrel, RHP Cristhian Martinez, RHP Kris Medlen, RHP Todd Redmond, RHNP Julio Teheran, RHP Anthony Varvaro, RHP Arodys Vizcaino, LHP Luis Avilan, LHP Robert Fish, LHP Mike Minor, LHP Jonny Venters, INF Freddie Freeman, INF Brandon Hicks, INF Tyler Pastornicky, OF Jose Constanza and OF Jason Heyward on one-year contracts. HOUSTON ASTROSAgreed to terms with OF J.D. Martinez on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSAgreed to terms with LHP Ross Detwiler, LHP Atahualpa Severino, RHP Cole Kimball, RHP Ryan Mattheus, RHP Ryan Perry, RHP Henry Rodriguez, RHP Craig Stammen, C Wilson Ramos, C Jhonatan Solano, INF Ian Desmond, INF Danny Espinosa, INF Steve Lombardozzi, INF Chris Marrero, INF Tyler Moore and OF Eury Perez on one-year contracts. Renewed the contracts of RHP Drew Storen and OF Roger Bernadina.FOOTBALLNational Football League ARIZONA CARDINALSDesignated DE Calais Campbell their non-exclusive franchise player. ATLANTA FALCONSDesignated CB Brent Grimes their franchise player. BALTIMORE RAVENSDesignated RB Ray Rice their franchise player. PITTSBURGH STEELERSReleased LB James Farrior and DE Aaron Smith. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERSDesignated S Dashon Goldson their franchise player. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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. THURSDAY: Baseball at Hardee,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Hardee,6 p.m.; Softball vs. Frostproof,5:30/7:30 p.m. Sebring 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. THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Brooks-DeBartolo,4 p.m.; JV Baseball at Okeechobee,6 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.Lake Region,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Lake Region,4 p.m.; Boys Weightlifting vs.LaBelle,Hardee,4:30 p.m. SFCC MONDAY: Baseball vs.University of Tampa B team,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Hesston College,Kansas,4 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.Pasco-Hernando,5 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Lincolnland,Ill.,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,2 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Baseball at Lake Placid,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Lake Placid,6 p.m.; Softball at Frostproof,5:30/7:30 p.m. T HURSDAY: Baseball vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Softball vs.DeSoto,5:30/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Tenoroc,7 p.m.; Softball at Sonrise Christian,5 p.m.; N N B B A A S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . 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C M Y K Associated PressDELRAYBEACH Andy Roddick had three chances to close out Kevin Anderson on Friday night, and failed each time. The third set was even worse. Roddick lost 2-6, 7-6 (9 6-4 to the seventh-seeded South African in the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships. Theres not often I can look back at my career and say a serve lost me the match, Roddick said. But, today, that was the case. Ive made a career of getting my first serves in. One of Roddicks three match points was on his own serve, but he couldnt get his first opportunity in. He eventually netted a backhand slice. Anderson, who never before survived three match points in a match, next plays top-seeded John Isner, who advanced with a solid 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 8 seed Bernard Tomic of Australia. I just settled down a bit better and was getting better looks at his serve, Anderson said. Roddick saved three set points in the second, but pushed a forehand long on the final point of the tiebreaker. Anderson squandered a 2-0 lead in the deciding set, but he moved ahead for good when he broke Roddick for the final time in the fifth game. Despite the loss, Roddick feels his game is getting into better shape after dealing with a right hamstring and right ankle injury this season. I played OK this week, Roddick said. I returned a little bit better. I flowed a little bit better than a week ago. Its just a matter of getting my percentage better on my serve. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 4, 2012Page 3D 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 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 3/4/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 8 8 0 0 By BARRYWILNER A ssociated PressNEWYORK Encouraging defensive players to be aggressive, hit hard and not back down is standard procedure in pro football. Paying them to injure the opposition is not. New Orleans Saints players and at least one assistant coach, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, maintained a bounty pool of up to $50,000 the last three seas ons, the NFLsaid Friday. Payoffs came for inflicting game-ending injuries. Among the targets were Brett Favre and Kurt Warner, with knockouts worth $1,500 and cart-offs $1,000. Payments doubled or tripled for the playoffs, and, according to an investigation by NFLsecurity, pool amounts reached their height in 2009 the year the Saints won the Super Bowl. It was a terrible mistake, and we knew it was wrong while we were doing it, Williams said after the league said between 22 and 27 defensive players were involved in the program he administered, with the knowledge of coach Sean Payton. Instead of getting caught up in it, I should have stopped it. I take full responsibility for my role, added W illiams, now the defensive coordinator in St. Louis. I a m truly sorry. I have learned a hard lesson and I guarantee that I will never participate in or allow this kind of activity to happen again. Williams, the Saints organization and the players involved face hefty fines and possible suspensions. The team could lose draft picks when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hands out punishment. It is our responsibility to protect player safety and the integrity of our game, and this type of conduct will not be tolerated, Goodell said. e have made significant progress in changing the culture with respect to player safety and we are not going to relent. We have more work to do and we will do it. The NFLsaid its findings were corroborated by multiple, independent sources. Asked about potential criminal charges, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said: e believe that any violation of league rules should and will be handled by the commissioner All payouts for specific performances in a game, including interceptions or causing fumbles, are against NFLrules. The NFLalso warns teams against such practices before each season. Saints players contributed cash to the pool, at times large amounts, and in some cases the money pledged was directed against a specific p erson, the NFLsaid. The payments here are particularly troubling because they involved not just payments for performance,but also for injuring opposing players, Goodell said in a statement. The bounty rule promotes two key elements of NFLfootball: player safety and competitive integrity Cart-offs are defined by the NFLas a player being carried off the field; knockouts as when a player cannotr eturn to the game. The league absolved Saints owner Tom Benson of any blame, but said the investigation showed Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis knew about the pay for performance program. Although head coach S ean Payton was not a direct participant in the funding or administration of the program, he was aware of the a llegations, did not make any detailed inquiry or otherwise s eek to learn the facts, and failed to stop the bounty prog ram. He never instructed his assistant coaches or players that a bounty program was improper and could not continue, the NFLsaid. When informed about it earlier this year, the NFLsaid Benson directed Loomis to ensure that any bounty program be discontinued immediately. However, the NFLs report said evidence showed Loomis didnt carry out Bensons directions and that in 2010 Loomis denied any knowledge of a bounty program. There is no evidence that Mr. Loomis took any effective action to stop these practices, the NFLsaid. The NFLfound no evidence of similar bounty programs within the league, but several Redskins told The Washington Post that Williams had a similar system as defensive coordinator for the team. Former defensive end Philip Daniels, now Washingtons director of player development, said he believed Williams paid off big hits with fines collected from players for being late to meetings or practices. Rather than pocket that money or whatever, he would redistribute it to players who had good games or good practices, said Daniels, who added the most he received was $1,500 for a four-sack game against Dallas in 2005. I think it is wrong the way theyre trying to paint (Williams), Daniels told the Post. He never told us to go out there and break a guys neck or break a guys leg. It was all in the context of good, hard football. Benson responded to the NFLs report saying: I have been made aware of the NFLs findings relative to the Bounty Ruleand how it relates to our club. I have offered, and the NFLhas received, our full cooperation i n their investigation. While the findings may be troubling, we look forward to putting this behind us and winning more championships in the future for our fans. The NFLs most infamous bounty case occurred in 1989w hen Eagles coach Buddy Ryan was accused of putting a bounty on Cowboys players. On Thanksgiving Day, C owboys coach Jimmy Johnson accused Ryan of putt ing a bounty on Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman and p lacekicker Luis Zendejas before a 27-0 Philadelphia victory. Ryan and his players denied the charges and NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue found no evidence of wrongdoing. The NFLbegan its Saints investigation in early 2010 after allegations surfaced that quarterbacks Warner of Arizona and Favre of Minnesota had been targeted. After interviewing several Saints who denied the bounty program existed and after the player who originally made the allegations recanted, the league couldnt prove anything. However, Goodell said the NFLrecently received significant and credible new information and the inves tigation was re-opened during the latter part of the 2011 season. Warner, who retired after the 2009 season, responded to a fans comment on Twitter that even if the Saints had a bounty program a playoff hit on Warner was clean. Warner tweeted, I would have to agree with you!!! I dont want to say that there was an attempt to injure, but I definitely think there were games where I could tell you that it seemed that they went beyond what was normal in regard to when they were going to hit me or how they were going to hit me, Warner said on the NFL Network. Again, not with the intention necessarily of hurting me, but knocking me out of my game to get me to think about things differentl y. If by chance they hit me and knocked me out of the game, maybe thats a benefit for them. Favres agent, Bus Cook, said he was unaware of the investigation until Friday. He said the Saints should have been penalized for several hard, late hits during the 2 009 NFC championship game and that he believed the contact was not coincidental. It was pretty obvious that the intent was to take Bretto ut of the game, and it happened the week before with Kurt Warner, too, Cook said. I dont know anything about whether it was by design or whatever, but I think a lot of p eople shared that same viewpoint that there were some hits that didnt get called. Cook, however, said Favre never suggested to him he was maliciously targeted. Thats part of football, getting hit, Cook said. Brett never complained to me one way or another After the news broke F riday, tackle Joe Staley of the San Francisco 49er tweeted: Just seeing all ther eports about the Saints D. I knew there was something fishy about getting punched in the face during our playoff game The 49ers beat the Saints 36-32 in the NFC divisional playoffs. A P Sports Writers Janie McCauley in San Francisco and Dave Campbell in Minneapolis contributed to this story NFL: Saints violated Bounty Rule News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Though Morgan Huhn made solid contact on this swing, the Lady Panthers recent offensive woes continued in Thursdays sweep by the visiting Raiders of Seminole State. After a strong stretch, trips to Palm Beach and Broward saw the SFCC scoring drop off, losing three out of four. The dry spell continued against Seminole in 9-0 a nd 11-4 losses. South Florida traveled to Ocala Saturday to face the College of Central Florida before returning home for a Monday contest with Hesston College of Kansas. Lady Panther claws n eed some sharpening Sebring. T he Silent Salesman tang led with the Highlands Merchants, hoping to avenge a 33-20 trouncing the last time they met. Before the game started, Gary Vanthournout, the interim manager, told the team, Lets win one for Al. Al Taratuta, the team manager, is currently in the hospital. The Salesman took it to heart and played its best game of the year. With a 6-5 lead in the third inning, they held the Merchants scoreless over the last six innings for a 15-5 win. The Salesmans defense would certainly make ESPN highlights if such were possible. Dazzling plays by Salesmans fielders were too numerous to mention one by one. Leading the base-hit barrage were Kyle Saunders and Bob Roth with four hits each. Gary Vanthournout and Richard Godfrey rapped out three singles each. The Merchants having three hits each were Bob Fahnestock, Ross Anderson and Jack Definney. Harry Bell and Dick Ostreck each were credited with two hits. Millers Heating and Air Conditioning had a 15-10 win over Royal Palms Bowling Center. Doug Hammond was high hitter with a triple and a double. John Schmidt went 4-for4 and Victor Rodriquez had three hits. Bobby Fulcher, Jim Longman and Ron Lewis each had two hits. Palms Bob MacCarrick had a double in his 4-for-4 times up. Don Cunningham and Moe Pier went 3-for-4, while Cal Bready and Dick Schiltz had two hits each. Allstate Insurance toppled Buttonwood Bay with a 21-10 win. At the top of the fifth inning, Allstate had a great triple play around the horn. Bill Todd had a triple in his 5-for-5 times up. Gene Phillips also had five hits, and having four hits each were Rudy Pribble, Dennis Birkholz, John Penna and Russ Moody. Buttonwood Bays John Degnen had a double in his four hits. Fred Boyd was 3-for-4 with a double and Tom Moose Morrissette and Rich Vancuren each had three hits. Continued from 1D Senior season winding down Roddick loses to Anderson at Delray Beach Associated PressSALTLAKE CITY Devin Harris converted a three-point play with 4.5 seconds and the Utah Jazz snapped the Miami Heats nine-game winning streak with a 99-98 victory on Friday night. LeBron James had 35 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocked shots for Miami, but passed on the final possession to Udonis Haslem, who missed a long jumper at the buzzer. Dwyane Wade chipped in 31 points and six rebounds. Shane Battier also added 18 points for the Heat (288), who were playing without All-Star Chris Bosh. Al Jefferson came up with 20 points and six rebounds to lead the Jazz (17-18 straight win. Five other players scored in double figures for Utah, led by C.J. Miles with 14 points off the bench. e are a very confident team, Wade said. We never feel like we are out of the game. You just have to keep chipping away. We have guys that can make plays on both ends of the floor, so we are always very confident that we can get back into the game, especially on the road, to give ourselves the opportunity to win. Miami had won all nine games in its streak by more than 10 points. Jazz snap Heats 9-game win streak


C M Y K Page 4DNews-SunSunday, March 4, 2012w ww.newssun.com 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 american cancer society; 5.542"; 6"; Black; American cancer society; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 8 8 9 9 advantage. Consecutive singles followed, to score a run, and after a sacrifice bunt, three more hits brought home three more runs. Acontroversial balk was called to bring home another, and two more came home ona single and wild pitch to make it a seven-run frame and a 9-3 Lake Wales lead. The Lady Streaks tried to battle back, with a one-out Emily Gilbert single and two out DaSilva walk, but were unable to bring any morer uns plateward. Two Highlander runs came across in the fifth, with freshman Hannah Lollis on in relief, though further damage was avoided when the Hoffner cousin combo came up with a pick-off, withc atcher Alison throwing to cousin Carly at first to nab a napping Thompson. Facing the now 11-3 deficit, the wind seemed somewhat out of the Blue Streak sails, as three straight ground outs made for a quickb ottom of the fifth and four more runs came across in the top of the sixth to soon end this one early on the mercy rule. s just a lot of the little things we need to keep working on, Sinness said. Theg irls just need to relax, play the way they know how and have fun. Well keep at it. The team will have most of the week to recuperate before heading to DeSoto Friday. Continued from 1D Ladies in blue let down in loss ing your every move. Savana's case, however, w as slightly different. Her new coach, Nancy N ichols, explained that she had seen Savana at a tournament and took an immediate interest in her. However, she was going to h ave to wait a few years, seeing as how Fisher was in her s eventh grade year playing for Heartland Christian. Avon Park golf coach Susie Gentry, whose son Greg plays for the mens team at Webber, put the two back in touch with each other for Fishers senior year. N ichols had Savana come doing to play with a current t eam member and, as she w ould put it, That's all it was. I try very hard to recruit local players. Savana wanted to be close to home and still play college golf and we were the best option for her, so were excited. Nichols is hoping to build the women's team as strong a s the men's at Webber and f eels Fisher will be a good core for them to build on. s got a good long game, shes working on her chipping and she's an excellent putter Coach Nichols admired Fishers credibility both on and off the course, noting her involvement with the family business and local church. I think Im getting a very mature, responsible young lady even though she is only sixteen years old; Im very excited. Savana is well-liked and respected, I'm sure she will be a good voice piece for us. As driven as she is, Fisher has already been avidly preparing for this collegiate level of play. Ive been working on my swing overall, just trying to g et it fine-tuned. My putting saves me a lot o f strokes, but when Ive got a wedge in my hands sometimes I choke but Im wor ki ng on it. A mong those supporting F isher on her big day was her mother Julie Burg, father and step-mother Wes and Brandy Fisher, as well as grandparents and high school coach Lisa Lovett who all agreed that she should have no trouble making the transition and foresee a bright future ahead. Fisher knows that, without t he support of her family and friends, she would not be where she is today. F isher also credits her nine-year involvement with the Sertoma Junior tour for bringing her to this accomplishment and keeping her focused throughout the summer. Even after her college education, Fisher hopes to stick with golf throughout her life. She plans to study business, possibly in the field of marketing and advertising, and utilize her studies somewhere in the golf world. Continued from 1D Fisher focuses future at Webber warm. Coomes reminded his team that, no matter the circumstances, even if it involves playing one game in two weeks, you still have to go out and play. e played good defense and we ran the bases okay, were just not swinging the bats as well as Id like. Redemption Week, as Abeln called it, has been fresh on the mind of the Streaks. e didnt beat Lake W ales and we lost to Lake P lacid, but we came out tonight and turned on the switch. e wanted to get back on track, and I think they came out a bit more focused tonight than they have been the last few games, said S ebring coach Buck Rapp. e swung the bats a lot better tonight, we got a good starting pitching performance from Jordan and the guys just stepped up and did their job. Baker wouldnt take the credit for himself, though. The offense really helped us out, he said. It was a great team effort tonight a great team win. The Streaks have the early part of the week off before welcoming BrooksDeBartolo in for a game Thursday. Lake Placid has another cross-county battle Tuesday, hosting Avon Park, before heading to Hardee for a Thursday matchup. Continued from 1D Sebring atones for loss News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN L ake Placid catcher Brandon Wells reaches back to catch this foul pop in Fridays contest against the Blue Streaks at Firemens Field. C ourtesy photos The Lady Blue Streaks, from left, Morgan Heston, Micaela DeVane, Nisha Patel, Kaley Walter, Kelly Boern and Joy Donglasan, celebrated their Heartland Conference tournament win and continued the positive mood with a 7-0 win over Haines City Thursday. around of a season with backto-back drubbings of Avon Park and Gateway Charter. Home for both contests, Lake Placid topped the Lady Devils by an 11-1 score on Tuesday and really opened up the floodgates Thursday, plating 22 runs while shutting out the Griffins. The team fell Friday at Clewiston to a strong Lady Tiger team, however, 8-7 in a wild, back-and-forth affair. The scoring started with a triple from Laine WeberCallahan in the second, who proceeded to score when the throw to third got away. Clewiston responded with a five-run third, though just four were earned. The Dragons came back to tie it with four in the fourth on a Raveen Gobourne RBI single and a Taylor Test tworun double. The Tigers went back on top with a single run in the bottom of the frame but Lake Placid got an RBI triple from Test in the sixth and reclaimed a 7-6 lead. But with two on and two out in the bottom of the sixth, a Clewiston hit brought home the difference makers though the batter was thrown out trying to stretch the hit to a double for the final out, both runners had crossed the plate before the out w as made. Now 5-3 on the season, the Lady Dragons have a big rematch Thursday at home against Frostproof, a team they toppled earlier this season for the first time in a long time. In college baseball action, the Panthers of SFCC came back down to the .500 mark with an 8-4 loss at PascoHernando. South Florida will face the Conquistadors again Wednesday, after a doubleheader with Linconland of Illinois Saturday and a match-up with the University of Tampas B team Monday. Continued from 1D Scores up and down around the county By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe winning ways are back on track for the Lady Blue Streak tennis squad. After stumbling to their first season loss against George Jenins on Tuesday, Feb. 21, Sebring has bounced back in a big way. Awin over Kathleen got the run started, which was followed by a sweep through the Heartland Conference Tournament last weekend. Then came a win over Lake Wales this past Tuesday at home before the ladies headed to Haines City Thursday to face the Hornets. Though it was the Streaks doing the stinging with a dominant, 7-0 win. Only one game was lost in the entire match, that coming in Joy Donglasans 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles over Jane Combs. Otherwise, it was shutouts across the board, with 6-0, 6-0 wins going to Kale Walter at No. 1 singles, Nisha Patel at No. 2, Kelly Broen at No. 4 and Morgan H eston at No. 5. The doubles combos were no less dominant, as Walter and Donglasan teamed up at No. 1 to win 8-0, as did Broen and Micaela DeVane at No. 2. Now 9-1 on the season, the girls travel to Okeechobee Monday and host Bartow Tuesday. Lady Streaks sting Hornets Associated PressPORTST. LUCIE New York Mets third baseman David Wright was scratched from the lineup for the intrasquad game on Saturday because of soreness on his left side. The Mets say he has stiffness near his ribcage and will be replaced by Zach Lutz in the lineup. Wright says he understands the decision to sit out, noting if it was a real game, obviously I would be playing. But they wanted to try to take it slow, especially this early in the spring. Wright felt stiffness on Monday and was limited in workouts early in the week. Mets manager Terry Collins says its more important for Wright to be healthy for the Mets Grapefruit League opener against the Washington Nationals on Monday night. Mets scratch 3B Wright with left side soreness The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 4, 2012Page 5D IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY C ASE NO.: 2010-CA-000094 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. Plaintiff, vs. 3 TEAM HOLDINGS, LLC; RICARDO GOMEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO 805; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2 AS TO 805; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO 807; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 1, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000094 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. f/k/a COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff and 3 TEAM HOLDINGS, LLC are defendant(s der for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNT Y C OURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., March 21, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 12 AND 13, BLOCK 46, PLACID LAKES SECTION FIVE, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, ON PAGE 65, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF LOT 12, BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE EASTERLY MOST CORNER OF SAID LOT 12; THENCE SOUTH 39 DEGREES 00'44'' WEST, ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 12, A DISTANCE OF 125.00 FEET TO A POINT ON A CURVE TO THE LEFT AND CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST; THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS: RADIUS OF 975.00 FEET; CENTRAL ANGLE OF 3 DEGREES 12'24'' AND A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 52 DEGREES 35'28'' WEST, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 54.57 FEET, THENCE NORTH 36 DEGREES 08'00'' EAST, 125.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF WASHINGTON BOULEVARD NORTHWEST, SAID POINT BEING ON A POINT ON A CURVE TO T HE RIGHT AND CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST; THENCE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE AND SAID CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS: A RADIUS OF 1100.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 3 DEGREES 10'10'' AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 52 DEGREES 34'21'' EAST, FOR AN ARC DISTANCE OF 60.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS G ENERAL STATEMENT The Industrial Development Authority of Highlands County, I nc. (IDA out the year in order to carry out its mission in the community. In practicing good stewardship of funds provided t o the organization, it is the policy of the IDA that significant purchase of goods and/or services, which may be c ompetitive in nature, shall be accomplished through a Request for Proposal (RFP i s receiving the best possible product or service at the lowest possible price. That does not imply that decisions m ade to purchase goods and services for the IDA will be made solely upon the best price, but that price is a signific ant factor all other things being equal. The IDA reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals. If those providing a proposal that conforms to the specifications of the RFP also have an alternate pro-p osal they would like to submit at the same time, the alternate proposal will be accepted for review and consideration. Alternate proposals only will not be accepted or reviewed. The IDA is managed under ss. 159.44-159.53 and is wholly funded by the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners. The IDA is exempt from payment o r collection of state sales tax in the state of Florida. If your firm is qualified, willing and able to provide the scope of services outlined hereafter, please have your proposal delivered in a sealed envelope clearly marked ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS PROPOSAL By: MARCH 26, 2012 Kristina Anderson Executive Director Highlands County Industrial Development Authority One East Main ST Avon Park, FL 33825 SPECIFICATIONS To conduct a 2012 Economic Impact Analysis related to the activity at the Avon Park Air Force Range and tenants including State of Florida Juvenile Academy, Florida National Guard and Avon Park Correctional Institution, in conjunction with a Defense Reinvestment Grant Award by Enterprise Florida, INC (EFI Opportunity (DEO Scope of Services: Provide artwork and graphic design in regards to a new logo for the Highlands County Industrial Development Authority and Economic Development Authority. Include in Proposal: Written proposals should reflect the approximate rate for analytical services and Economic Impact report compilation for Avon Park Air Force Range and tenants and the direct impacts of special operations, environmental flight and compliance and revenue generating programs, as well as, indirect impacts calculated for special operations, deployments and range tenants to show the Ranges benefit to the local community. Analysis should include current benefits of job creation and retention, skills development for Highlands County and a projection of future benefit potential should the on-site landing strip receive certification in the future. If any significant fees or one-time expenses are expected in connection with the initial set up of this new business relationship, they should be identified in the proposal separate from any other rate quote. Any questions about this Request for Proposal should be directed to: Kristina Anderson, Executive Director, Highlands County Industrial Development Authority, One East Main Street, Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone 888-388-4233. March 4, 2012 1050Legals NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 6.912 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt Rule 6.912, Terminal Pay, at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, A pril 3, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School S treet, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, F lorida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 d ays after publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed rule. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to update in accordance with annual review and implement statutory changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: The School Board shall provide terminal pay at normal retirement or disability retirement to a member of the instructional, professional administrative, or non-instructional staff or his/her beneficiary, if service is terminated by death as defined in this policy. Normal retirement and disability retirement as used in this subsection shall mean retirement under the Florida Retirement System (FRS ture. Normal retirement is defined as 62 years of age or 30 years of service. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41, 1012.22 and 1012.23, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary March 4, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001279 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. M ICHAEL A. WILLIAMS A/K/A MICHAEL ALLEN WILLIAM; CLERK OF COURT, HIGHLAND COUNTY, FLORIDA; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC. F/K/A SPRING LAKE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; SUNTRUST BANK; CHRISTINA L. LEE A/K/A CHRISTINA LOIS LEE; STEVEN M. GUELFF D.M.D. P.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 22nd day of February, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001279, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL A. WILLIAMS A/K/A MICHAEL ALLEN WILLIAM; CLERK OF COURT, HIGHLAND COUNTY, FLORIDA; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC. F/K/A SPRING LAKE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; SUNTRUST BANK; CHRISTINA L. LEE A/K/A CHRISTINA LOIS LEE; STEVEN M. GUELFF D.M.D. P.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 21st day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, BLOCK F, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 22nd day of February, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA001869AOOOXX SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC., Plaintiff, vs. AVERY T. MILLS; STEPHANIE S. MILLS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S JECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 22nd day of February, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282009CA001869AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC. is the Plaintiff and AVERY T. MILLS and STEPHANIE S. MILLS, and UNKNOWN TENANT(S IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 16, BLOCK 22, OF THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF RIVER RIDGE RANCHES, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1993 CARRIE-CRAFT MOBILE HOME, HAVING VIN's FLFLP7OA21422CG AND FLFLP7OB21422CG, AND TITLE #S65709286 AND 65709287 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 23rd day of February, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282010CA000341AOOOXX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DOROTHY L. ALLEN A/K/A DOROTHY ALLEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOROTHY L. ALLEN A/K/A DOROTHY ALLEN; UNKNOWN TENANT(S SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 22nd day of F ebruary, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282010CA000341AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and DOROTHY L. ALLEN A/K/A DOROTHY ALLEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOROTHY L. ALLEN A/K/A DOROTHY ALLEN and UNKNOWN TENANT(S SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 21st day of March, 2012, the following described p roperty as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LAKEWOOD TERRACE, SH1, LOT 12 AND WEST HALF OF LOT 13, BLOCK 99, BOOK 1356, PAGE 969, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 22nd day of February, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 4, 11, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001244 LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE6, Plaintiff, vs. SHAUN MERCURE A/K/A SHAUN R. MERCURE, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 27, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001244 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CERT IFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE6, is the Plaintiff and SHAUN MERCURE A/K/A SHAUN R. MERCURE; MICHELLE MERCURE A/K/A MICHELLE L. MERCURE A/K/A MICHELLE BROWNING; 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 21st day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 22, 24 AND 28, LAKE ANOKA BEACH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND THAT PORTION AT VACATED FRED PLACE DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF FRED PLACE OF LAKE ANOKA BEACH SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 24 OF SAID SUBDIVISION; THEN RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST AND ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FRED PLACE A DISTANCE OF 87.60 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 24; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST AND ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FRED PLACE A DISTANCE OF 87.60 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 28; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 50.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 908 W. FRED PLACE, 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 27, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08076640 EMC-CONV--Team 3-F08076640 **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. March 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-60 IN RE: ESTATE OF DORIS ANN WHITT a.k.a. DORIS BOYD WHITT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DORIS ANN WHITT a.k.a. DORIS BOYD WHITT, deceased, whose date of death was November 9, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-4832, 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 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. T he date of first publication of this Notice is March 4, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Jeanne Denise Knudtson f/k/a Jeanne Denise Whitt 4319 Sebring Avenue Sebring, Florida 33875 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33825-0400 Telephone: (863 March 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11000845GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT RELATING TO IMPAC SECURED ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3 Plaintiff vs RIVERO, DANNY, ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DANNY RIVERO, 3135 NW 1ST ST, MIAMI, FL 33125 DANNY RIVERO, 205 BALLARD ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 33825 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 10, BLOCK 5, AVON PARK ESTATES, UNIT III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-C ORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 43, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to 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. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 16th day of February, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk February 26; March 4, 2012 1050L egalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-55 IN RE: ESTATE OF ANNIE B. YOUNG Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of ANNIE B. 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C M Y K Page 6DNews-SunSunday, March 4, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000890 PHH Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, vs. CAROL MAULDIN a/k/a CAROL MAULDING, INDIVIDUALLY AD AS SURVIVING JOINT TENANT OF MELL V. DEAN, DECEASED. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 20, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000890 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff and CAROL MAULDIN a/k/a CAROL MAULDING, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS SURVIVING JOINT TENTANT OF MELL V. DEAN, DECEASED are defendant(s bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., March 14, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 29, LAKE CHARLOTTE SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 24, 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. I f you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 T ampa, FL 33614 (813 (813 February 26; March 4, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW, 2609 BAYVIEW STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 on 03/22/12 at 9:00 AM. Contents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. K767 August, Brenda HOUSEHOLD GOODS F419 Gonzales, Phillip Alan HOUSEHOLD GOODS L1010 Walker, Teresa HOUSEHOLD GOODS Sale being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash or Credit/Debit Card accepted. Contents to be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following the sale. CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863 March 4, 11, 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 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-586GCS SECTION NO. Civil MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION f/k/a MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. SHIKHA MASIH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHIKHA MASIH; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment entered on February 20, 2012 in this case in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the real property described as: Lot 3, Block ``F'', SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 10, Page 21, in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 2925 Duane Palmer Blvd., Sebring, FL 33876 will be sold at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, on 14th day of March, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Highlands County Courthouse, 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk DATE: February 202, 2012 February 26; March 4, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-CA-000607-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLTON L. WILSON, individually, and LEAH WILSON, individually, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the ``Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on February 29, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 21, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: Lot 10, in Block 10, of SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION A, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 81, of the Public R ecords of Highlands County, Florida. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 1724 Amber Lane, Lake Placid, FL 33825-5885. The Real Property tax identification number is C-29-36-30-010-0100-0100. 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. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 4, 11, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-716-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. COREY STEIN and MICHELE STEIN, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the ``Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on February 29, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 21, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: Lot 15, HAWK'S LANDING SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 16, Page 58, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Address: 3007 Hawks Landing Circle, Sebring, Florida 33875-5335 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. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 4, 11, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2011CA000320A000XX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT3, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT3, Plaintiff vs. TIMOTHY MICHAEL CANNON, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated February 9, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 2011CA000320AOOOXX in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT3, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT 3, is the Plaintiff, and TIMOTHY MICHAEL CANNON, SR., et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 5, BLOCK M, LAKE JACKSON HEIGHTS ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 52 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and bet bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 A.M. on 20th day of March, 2012. 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: February 10, 2012. Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp March 4, 11, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813 (813 March 4, 11, 2012 1050L egalsCITY OF SEBRING 3X10.5 AD # 00017586


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 4, 2012Page 7D 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 t elephone reception. With High School Diploma, some college preferred Computer experience a must Experience with Electronic Medical Rec ords a plus. Must be able to travel the Central Florida Counties. Fax resumes with references to 863-299-7666 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100AnnouncementsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. PC 12-37 IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANK J. FUSICK, aka FRANK J. FUSICK, JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FRANK J. FUSICK, aka FRANK J. FUSICK, JR., deceased, File Number PC 12-37, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 26, 2012. Personal Representative: THOMAS D. MARKOWSKI 115 112th Avenue NE #517 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Attorney for Personal Representative: DOREEN DOE, P.A. P.O. Box 55037 St. Petersburg, FL 33732 (727 FL BAR #0471781 February 26; March 4, 2012 1050L egalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is c orrect. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified Classified ads get fast results DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


C M Y K Page 8DNews-SunSunday, March 4, 2012www.newssun.com LIKE NEW/ Enclosed trailer 14' X 7' with Extras. $3800. 2986 N. Tivoli Road, Avon Park Lakes. 9220Utility Trailers 9000 T ransportation TRAVEL TRAILERw/large Florida Room. Lots of extras. Asking $6,000. Call 863-385-8960. 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 & FishingSuppliesZ ODIAK 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 RecreationSCOOTER RUNSgood. New Batteries. $250 Call 863-655-2037. 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that a ll dogs and cats sold in Florida m ust be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520P ets & 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 furn., Qn. mattress, B ball goal.( Park on lake lot). Much More! SEBRING FRI.SAT. 8 4pm. Grace Bible Church, Thunderbird Rd. Huge Sale! Baby items & more! Come Help Families with Cancer Medical Expenses. LAKE PLACIDSun In Lakes Fri. 3/9 7 ? 140 Ida Ave. Moving Sale! Everything must go! Too much to list! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WALKER METALwith Wheels. Good Working Condition. $20. 863-873-3801 VCR TAPESApprox. 100 (vast assortment $25. 863-402-2285 TRAP -Small animal. Racoons, Cats, etc. $30. 863-453-4234 SPANISH MOSS/ Yours For The Picking! Call 863-453-3627 SOFA /BED, Blue tone, Very Good Condition. $100. 863-659-1019 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 R.V. COVERNEW fits trailers 28' 7" to 31' 6". BY ADCO. Never opened! A Bargain at $75. 863-453-7027 7310B argain Buys MOTORCYCLE HELMETS(2 silver, size medium. Both for $75. 863-453-7027 LAZY BOYRecliner / Burgundy/ Excellent clean condition. $100. 863-382-6006 LATTICE /White Vinyl / 4' X 8' / 6 Sheets for $36. 863-465-7554 J OHNSON /Small Engine Stand. $ 50. 863-471-1975 GUITAR /SAMICK Electric with Amplifier. $100. 863-471-1975 GOLF CARTTire & Wheels. Like New. (4 FREEZER UPRIGHT.Amana. White. Excel cond. $100 Call 863-632-2193 or 863-632-2192 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. 863-659-1019 BOOKS WESTERNS20 for $10 Call 863-385-1563 B IKE RACK,ALLEN 530RR HITCH RACK $49, 863-655-0049 BASEBALL TICKETSDetroit Tigers VS. P hillies. (2 Great seats plus parking ticket to game. Lakeland. Call 863-453-3621 A/C &HEATER, Window unit, 7000 BTU, Fedders, 120 volt, works excellent. $75. 863-402-2285 25" TV.Philips Magnovox smart sound, w/ 2 remotes. Excellent condition. $35. 863-382-6006 7310Bargain BuysGENERATOR **BRAND NEW** Craftsman 5600 watt. $500 Call 863-273-0951 7300MiscellaneousSOFA, LOVESEAT& OTTOMAN Beige w/blue piping & multi color cushions. Must see. $150 obo. Call 863-452-6466. 7180F urniture 7180F urnitureFULLY FURNISHEDHOME ALL Contents For Sale! Golf Hammock (Sebring pointment: 337-257-2224 7030E state Sales 7000 MerchandiseLOCATION *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 Rent SEBRING 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Rentals Available. $350-$600/mo. Call 863-655-3504 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 SEBRING *COTTAGE 1BR/1BA 1309-B Osceola Ave. off Lakeview Dr. Private, Quiet, washer/dryer hookup, N ew central air/heat. $450/mo. incl. lawn serv. No Pets! Call 863-465-9100 AVON PARKHOME Lake Front Estate, Private Setting. 2/1 All Appliances, Water, Garbage & Lawn Care included. $550/mo. RENTED!!!!! 6300Unfurnished HousesBEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. 8 63-446-1822 6200UnfurnishedApartments 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. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -2BR, 1.5BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $575/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. RELAX 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 s moke or pets. Close to Hospitals & Schools. Queen Palm Ave. $525/mo. plus $500 security. 863-655-0982 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING 2/2on Huge Lot. Double Carport. Completely remodeled w/privacy fence, Florida room, RV Pad & H ook 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. SOLD!! P ALM HARBORHOMES New 2012 Models 15K Off Models 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 HomesF or 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 4260Acreage for SalePLACID LAKES.Lakefront Property 3/2/2. $120,000. Carry on contract with reasonable down payment. Call 863-464-0531 4170L akefront Prop.For SaleLAKE PLACIDLake Clay Ground Floor Efficiency Condo Unit. $40,000. S EBRING 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 4160Commercial Prop.For SaleLAKE PLACID** Sylvan Shores ** 2 BR / 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 4100Homes for SaleLake Placid SEBRING 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 SaleSebringLAKE PLACID2005 3/2. Screened Porch, Shed, Carport, Partially Furn. 55+ Park. $67,000. Call 863-699-5995. 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialAUTO /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 PERSONAL CAREASSISTANTS Per Diem positions available for In Home services to frail, elderly persons. Competitive rate of pay and vehicle allotment, reliable transportation is required. Apply at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services. 6414 U.S. 27 South Sebring. EOE DFWP. P ATIENT CARETECHNICIAN Needed for dialysis clinic Certified Hemodialysis Technician preferred, but will 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: 352-217-993 INSURANCE AGENT IN LAKE PLACID OFFICE REQUIRED 440 OR 220 LICENSE CONTACT SELENA AT 863-382-6611 HOME HEALTHAGENCY Seeking Employees in Highlands County: RN's, LPN's, CNA's, HHA's. Please call 813-935-5555 or email: apolloadvanced@gmail.com 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. 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