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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 03-09-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING Cuts in the state budget could directlye ffect Highlands County residents,Highlands County Clerk of Courts Bob Germaine said Thursday. Floridas Clerks are warning t hat the new budget in front of the legislature could lead to 900 layoffs statewide,according to an Associated Press report.T hat determination could come as soon as today,when the vote is taken in Tallahassee. Germaine confirmed that his office could have to cut up to three positions. e have a $1.8 million budget and the 7 percent purposed could lead to about $120,000 in cuts for us. We are already running as lean as possible. We are definitely looking at having to cut the part-time employees and possibly two or three full-time positions, Germaine said. The Florida Legislature sets the budget for county clerks, NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 33 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 84 63C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Afternoon T-storms possible in spots F orecast Question: Should student-initiated inspirational messages at school functions be allowed? Next question: Will a curbside recycling program lead you to recycle more items? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Billy Fortner Age 74, of Graceville Barbara Hart Age 65, of Sebring Wanda Haymaker Age 87, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 84.5% No 15.5% T otal votes: 97 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Reviews/Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, #3 front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 Reason to cheerC heerleaders load up on awards 1B B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING After almost a year of deliberations and research,the county commission voted 5-0 Tuesday tos eek a contract for curbside recycling with Choice E nvironmental. Choice was the only company that turned in a bid for t he recycling pickup when the deadline expired,but the Countys RecyclingC ommittee still wanted to continue the vetting process. Due Jan. 26,the sole prop osal was received was from Choice Environmental, C ounty Engineer Ramon Gavarrete said. The committee met on t hree occasions,according to Gavarrete,and there was e xtensive discussion about the company and their financial standing. T he committee supported Choice unanimously,but pointed out there were someq uestions about the financials, Gavarrete said. One of the major areas of c oncerns expressed by the members of was the financials a nd I just want to make sure that you and your staff and the Clerks staff feel comforta ble,Commissioner Barbara Stewart said. The scoring sheets show the l owest ranking for Choice by t he committee concerned financial statements where the company scored an average four out of 10 possible points. S tewart asked both the Choice made for curbside recycling See CHOICE,page 5A Germaine Clerk of Courts facing layoffs If proposed budget cut is approved News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS T he City of Sebring will assist with funding for renovations at Max Long Recreational Complex in Sebring, which w ould start with the renovation of the dugouts. Max Long makeover on the way? B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The City of Sebring stepped up to the plate with an agreement to fund one-third of the cost of needed renovations to the youth baseball fields at Max Long Recreational Complex. Sebring Youth Baseball board member Andrew Bible addressed the city council Tuesday evening at the first monthly meeting in hopes of getting the council on board with the project. Bible submitted a proposal that enhance the entire complex with the demolition of the sites 12 concrete dugouts to be the major project within the renovation. Those 12 concrete dugouts that have been there since at least since I played out there,we want to replace them with more modern,open-air dugouts,Bible said. The new proposed dugouts will be more adequate for ventilation as well as safety and security purposes, according to Bible. ve found various things out there from beer bottles to drug paraphernalia to other things and thats kind of hard to a 6or 7-year-old just trying to play baseball,said Bible. Along with the demolition and construction of new dugouts,Bible and the organization plans to get rid of six sets of concrete bleachers and replace them with modern aluminum bleachers. e would kind of flip-flop the bleachers and the dugouts so that the spectators would be closer to home plate and move the dugouts down towards the outfields,Bible explained. The plans would also include incorporating sun shades over the Sebring agrees to pay 33 percent of renovation costs Those 12 concrete dugouts that have been there since at least since I played out there, we want to replace them with more modern, open-air dugouts.ANDREWBIBLE Sebring Youth Baseball See CLERK,page 6A See CITY,page 6A Interplanetary boreL ife on Mars is no fun for John Carter REVIEW, 11BRide the TrackT ake a lap around R aceway on Sunday PAGE2 ABad crashA P man hurt in P olk pileup PAGE2 A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The grass shall soon be greener on the Circle,at least thats what the Sebring City Council hopes after approving a request for improvements to the area Tuesday evening. Public Works Director Ken Fields presented the council with four main projects that he hopes will bring the Circle back to life just in time for spring. Plans are to remove Spanish moss from the Circle trees,remove two trees that are in poor condition,prune trees and sprig grass in bare areas. As you have probably seen,the grass on the Circle is in pretty bad shape. Thats due to all the foot traffic from the special events and it is City of Sebring hopes to make Circle Park greener News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Circle Park will soon undergo improvements such as moss removal and tree pruning. See CIRCLE,page 6A


C M Y K Page 2ANews-SunFriday, March 9, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 March 7 589162045x:3Next jackpot $3 millionMarch 3 589162045x:3 Feb. 29 62027334245x:3 March 7 19272936 March 6 116193233 March 5 711202728 March 4 1012182435 March 7 (n 1020 March 7 (d 7569 March 6 (n 5573 March 6 (d 7912 March 7(n 459 March 7 (d 426 March 6(n 775 March 6 (d 310 March 6 31621417 March 2 34101921 Feb. 28 13104410 Feb. 24 527303812 March 7 1235454647 PB: 12Next jackpot $40 millionMarch 3 2930454749 PB: 35 Feb. 29 14112326 PB: 14 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center In the Sunday edition,the News Sun incorrectly spelled Lake Placid Chief Phil Williamsname. We would like to apologize for that mistake. A dditionally,to clarify,donations from holding CPR classes,First Aid classes,Self Defense classes and other events paid for the new fingerprinting equipment,not taxpayer dollars. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Ride the Race Track event is well into its second decade. A creation of former Sebring Chamber of CommerceE xecutive Director Mike Lee,this years event,set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at Sebring International Raceway,will be the first such event for the chambersn ewest executive director,Kristie Sottile. In fact,it will be Sottiles first time to actually ride the track as part of the chambers fundraiser. I t began with local drivers donating their time and race cars to give fans an on-track view of the Raceway. Over time,the Skip B arber Racing School became involved and it burgeoned into a large-scale event. Instructors from the Skip Barber Racing School now go out ing roups,taking carloads of people for laps around the track. During the ride,passengers have the opportunity to see the Raceway at speed. Each car has a chance top ass another vehicle and to be overtaken as well. Again this year,popular air personality from 99.1FM WWOJ John Meder will do a live radio remote tot alk with chamber members and happy riders. Nutn Fancy Grillin will be at the site cooking barbecue lunches. T hose who want to ride the track will board the cars at the Corvette Corral at Turn 17 just inside the entrance to the Raceway. Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 a t the track. They are available at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce. Call the Sebring Chamber of Commerce headquarters at 3858448 or visiting their website atw ww.sebring.org/.Bikini Contest planned on Race DayO ne of the Spring Break Party Zone activities that has been a classic since the beginning is the Bikini Contest to be held on Race Day, M arch 17,from 2-4 p.m. This year,it is sponsored by www.mymtp.tv. Summer R. TuckerSodrel,who heads the event,said between one and two dozen youngl adies compete each year. Some are locals,while others come from outside the county for the opportunity to win this years title as Miss MYMTP.TV We run it pageant style,the first round they come out in title sponsor T-shirts,then come back in their bikinis,Tucker-Sodrel said. Tucker-Sodrel said the VIP BackS tage Pass will be offered again this year. Credential holders will sit in the front row,judge the contestants,and h ave unlimited access to wings and beer as well as a chance to meet with the winners. The program has worked out really well,Tucker said. If you arei nterested in becoming a Back Stage Pass holder,it will cost $50 and the ticket must be purchased in advance. Ladies who want to compete m ust be at least 18 years of age. Contestants will receive a four-day Super Ticket to the Race as well asa goody bag. A full body shot,head shot and c ontact number are required. Those interested may contact via email at summer@fastlanepromotions.biz/. Ride the Race Track set for Sunday; Bikini Contest on Race Day COMMUNITYBRIEFS F rom a young age,Eric W. Herzberg was trying to make peace. I actually always thought he would b e a nuclear arms negotiator,his father said. He was always assessing the situation and trying to find the solution. I nstead of a diplomat,Eric became a Marine. But according to his dad,who a lso is named Eric Herzberg,peace remained his ultimate goal. He was a patriot from a very,very young age,his father said. Erics dad served in the Army,which m ay have spurred the bos intense loyalty to the red,white and blue. When his family moved to Canada for five years, the younger Eric would become incensed when television ads for the 1996 Olympics extolled the virtues of Canada over the United States. He would jump toward the TV and yell at it,his father said with a laugh. A fter moving back to his homeland, Eric tried out for the high-school football team in Severna Park,Md.,despite never having played a down in his life. It was an outcome of this philosophy t hat he had where he just wanted to challenge himself,particularly physically,his dad said. Football was just a part of it. The peacemaker Marine Lance Cpl. Eric W. Herzberg, 20, was killed while conducting combat operations in Iraqs Anbar province Oct. 21, 2006. Photo courtesy of the Michael G. Reagan Portrait Foundation. See SOLDIER,page 5A Correction Instructors needed for LPMS Junior AchievementLAKE PLACID Three instructors are needed for the Lake Placid Middle School Junior Achievement Program. This is a very rewarding experience for those who participate. Classes are one day per week. The selection of the day is the choice of the instructor,however once that selection is made,organizers ask that the selected day be consistent. Available class times are 9:23-10:11 a.m.; 11:41 a.m.12:29 p.m.; 12:33-1:21 p.m.; and 1:25-2:13 p.m. Wendy Larson of MidFlorida Credit Union is the team leader for the middle school program. Email her at wlarson@midflorida.com or call her direct line at 4650720.Tram drivers need for RacesSEBRING Many of the events and features at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring are run on volunteer power. Officials from the Sebring Jaycees are looking for a number of able hands to help with the duties of driving trams at this years Race. Basically,we need drivers that are 18 years of age and older,coordinator Greg Carr said. They would be responsible for shifts of around four to five hours. The trams are small trucks pulling trailers that will carry fans about the Raceway throughout the Race weekend. Those who volunteer their time will be rewarded with a four-day Superticket for this years 60th anniversary Race. The trams will ruin from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.Those wishing more information or to sign up,may call Carr at 385-4379.Mountain Memories play todaySEBRING Mountain Memories,featuring traditional Americana and bluegrass music,will perform from 6-8 p.m. today at the Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. Concessions available. Cost is $3.50 per person.Lake Olivia boat ramp closed for workAVON PARK Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department will close the Lake Olivia boat ramp at 2712 Nautilus Drive for repair and maintenance from Monday through Thursday,April 12. For further information on boat ramp closings contact the Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department at 402-6812.New York State Day is todaySEBRING New York State Day will be held today at Homers. Call 382-8431 for details.Red Hatters monthly bunco/luncheon setSEBRING The Red Hatters will have their monthly game of bunco and Dutch treat lunch today at the Caddy Shack Restaurant on Golfview Road at 11:30 a.m. There is a $2 donation to play bunco. Guests need not know how to play,and all Red Hatters are welcome. Any questions,call 3829882.Skylarks play at Dance ClubSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a dance from 7-9:30 p.m. today at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Singles are welcome. Have fun and dance the night away to the music of the Skylarks Orchestra. Bring your own beverage; ice will be provided. Soft drinks,salads,sandwiches, Continued on page 7A Special to the News-SunLAKE WALES An A von Park man was critically injured when the Ford E xpedition he was driving smashed into a semi truck that lost control on U.S. 27n ear Lake Wales on Tuesday. A ccording to the Polk County Sheriffs Office,a 1998 Volvo semi truckb eing driven by Loran Smith of Kissimmee,hauling a refrigerated box traile r filled with cheese was traveling southbound on U .S. 27 entered and crossed the grass median into the northbound lanes of the highway south of Warner University just before 5a .m. The semi was struck first by a maroon 2009 HarleyDavidson motorcycle being operated by 47-year-old Frederick Wood of Frostproof,and nearlys imultaneously by a gray 2003 Ford Expedition being d riven by Kevin Erb of Avon Park. The motorcyclist,Wood, was declared dead at thes cene. Erb was airlifted to L akeland Regional Medical Center in critical condition. Erbs two passengers J ulio Rivera,55,of Sebring and Christus McFarland w ere taken to Lake Wales Medical Center,treated and released. T wo more vehicles also struck the semi,causing a five-vehicle pileup that c ause another injury. Another crash occurred j ust south of the original wreck when a driver slowed due to the road blockage ahead and was rear-ended, but caused no injuries,anda third crash,caused when a driver slowed to look at the original accident,also caused no injuries. In total,there were three crashes involving nine vehicles and 12 people. T hese crashes and their causes are still under invest igation,the PCSOsaid in a press release. AP man injured in deadly Polk County crash


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C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, March 9, 2012www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 8 63-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION A breach of right to free speechEditor: Last week I called (a radio station) asking (an announcer) to inform the general public about a Youth Enrichment Program on Saturday at Avon Park Middle School. He immediately told me that I was banned on that station. I asked him why. He said that I should call (the station manager). I called ... and he said that he heard me insult Corporate America. Since he owned a corporation, I had insulted him, that he would not allow me to insult Corporate America that way. I asked him if he had heard everything I said, that I had referred specifically to three corporate industries: Banking, insurance and real estate. His was the radio broadcasting industry. He implied that I opposed capitalism. We had a brief conversation with definitely opposing views, so I am banned from his radio stations. I was non-plussed. I had discussed issues with (an announcer) on the radio for six to seven years, sometimes rather heatedly. When he didnt cut me off, we agreed to disagree. Being banned from the radio was a first for me and puzzling. Did that make me unpatriotic? Was I a danger to other listeners, a threat to capitalism or corporate America or society? Was revealing the philosophy and practice of todays corporate America, the very genesis of our horrific economic crisis, a truly bad thing? Or could this be a badge of courage to stand up for regular folks who had been devastated by subprime mortgages (serious violations) and fraudulent foreclosure practices, thus increasing their plight? I had even questioned the media for manipulating the primary campaign to insure a prolonged up one to the August Republican convention in Tampa. They pursued the anyone but Romney campaign, but they still printed my letters. One newspaper editor said I expressed points of view that others did not. No, this was a breach of my right of free speech. A number of people in Highlands County with whom I associate dont agree with my stand on issues, but they dont shun me; they accept me, but oppose my philosophical positions. They did not perceive me as a threat, but maybe misguided. Sadly, we are witnessing the destruction of the middle class and further enrichment of Corporate America at the expense of working people, a real tragedy. Gabriel Read Avon ParkAn unprecedented attack on freedomEditor: When the Obama Administrations healthcare financing plan was signed into law, President Obama and Congress promised that funds under the new law would not cover abortions. This has now been proven to be empty rhetoric. Why? Because the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS mandated that the health care law, private health insurance plans must cover the full range of FDAapproved contraception in which category HHS explicitly included the abortioninduced drug Ella. This mandate includes a so-called religious employer exemption, yet the exemption is so narrowly defined that most religious schools, colleges, hospitals and charitable organizations serving the public do not qualify. Even an expanded definition of religious employer would fail to protect non-religiously affiliated organizations, individuals and even religiously affiliated health insurers whose pro-life consciences are nonetheless violated. This is an unprecedented attack on the freedom of conscience of millions of Americans, eviscerating their freedom of choice to purchase private insurance that does not violate their ethical, moral or religious objections. I hope all readers will contact their elected representatives in Washington, D.C. and voice outrage over this anti-life mandate. Willie Clyde Cloud Sebring BouquetCircle of Speed was joint effortEditor: Last week Downtown Sebring proved once again why our downtown is such a great destination. The Circle of Speed was literally a roaring success, with a much larger crowd than we could h ave ever anticipated. For The Heartland Riders, P lan B Promotions, and the chamber of commerce, this was our first year working together with this event and we know from our experience with Run to the Heartland that there is always a learning curve. We are fortunate to have wonderful friends and supporters that offer great advice and solutions to fix the flaws. We look forward to presenting The New and Improved Circle of Speed next year. The Heartland Riders Association would like to take this opportunity to thank the SVRAfor taking the time out of their busy schedule to join us and allowing Sebring to view the cars that helped make it famous. Asincere thank you to the Community Redevelopment Agency for providing assistance with the entertainment and the use of the stage. The Shony Tannon Group was awesome. Someone we can never thank too much is Budweiser and Bernie Little Distributors for their unwavering support over the years. Jon Hendrick, Cy Barrett and Derek Melvin are a joy to work with and are always there for us and we appreciate you all so much. Also, our faithful sponsors who know how much work goes into an event and are always willing to lend a hand. Thank you News-Sun, Creative Printing, Gene Brenner, and Book Pest Control. To Sebring Public Works, Police and Fire Departments, you are all appreciated and are a true asset to this city. We have listened to our a udience and helpers and we will address our shortcomi ngs so we have a much better event next year. And in closing we would like to thank the Sebring Chamber of Commerce and their volunteers for allowing us to revive this event and take it to the next level. Lora Todd Heartland Riders Association, Inc.HCA art show better than some of the bestEditor: I just returned home after attending my first Heartland Culture Alliance-sponsored art show opening at the Kenilworth Lodge. I took my 11-year-old son who actually had his first piece of digital photography exhibited and I even got my mom out of the house. We all had a really good time. But, just saying we had a really good time is not enough to say and let me tell you why. I am a product of Southern California socialization. In both San Diego and Los Angeles I was exposed frequently to lots and lots of art and stuf that people claimed were art. I have a cousin who is a successful artist in Santa Monica with his own gallery and print shop. Most of the print artists in West LA, Venice and Santa Monica come to his shop to have their prints made. I helped him in managing the gallery for a short time. Every Friday night found us making the gallery opening circuit. Wine, cheese, hot chicks, paintings, etchings, sculpture, performance art, more wine and cheese, etc. My cousin and I were the self-proclaimed Art Police. We loved to get filled with free wine and check out the people as well as the art. For the most part, we saw fake art, fake people and fake conversations about fake art. People were insecure in a place that showed giants. The art museums an d galleries in LACounty are some of the best in the world. So, to get to my point. What was incredibly different about this opening is that I saw some very good art, real art. And, I met a lot of artists. And they were real people. Amazing, it was. Really amazing. People that created beaut iful and thought-provoking pieces of art and everyone of whom I spoke with were really genuine human beings who could converse and, lived on earth. I found it strikingly refreshing and motivating. Nice people, Im telling you. Nice approachable people with very positive friendly attitudes and I dont think I saw one beret or anyone dressed in black. Not even an entourage in the place. This place we happen to live, no matter what its faults has a lot of beauty to it. I also think it's pregnant. Something really good is gestating in Highlands County and the community found in the Heartlands Cultural Alliance is a vital element in a new birth on the way. Michael Pirkka la Sebring I ve been self-employed for many years, which has made me an expert on tax preparation. With tax season upon us, my email queue isf illing up with questions from readers. Q: My dog is panting heavily. What could it be? North Dakota Norm A : You appear to have the wrong advice column, but it could be that your dog is self-employed and has fallen behind on his quarterly IRSp ayments. Contact the IRS and negotiate a biscuit installment plan immediate-l y. Q: My wife says we can get a big deduction byd onating our underwear to charity. True? Fred Philly A: I remember news reports about the Clintonsd educting boxes of old underwear back in the 1 990s, but dont get your hopes up. Its doubtful your deduction will be as big as the one generated by Bills boxers. Q : I am self-employed and earned $50,000 last year. I c an make more working longer hours, but it seems like every extra dollar ist axed at 50 percent. Concerned in Colorado A : I hate to break it to you, but you are mostly correct. You are in the 25-perc ent federal income tax bracket. Social Security and Medicare total 15.3 percent (though there is a temporary 2 percent break). Statei ncome tax is 3.07 percent and local is 1 percent. Every dollar you earn beyond your c urrent income is taxed at 44.37 percent. Q : My dog stopped panting, but nowm y wife is panting! North Dakota Norm A: Dont worry. Panting is a common affliction for Americans this time of year, as they spend precious hoursc omplying with complex tax laws. Give your wife some bourbon. Q : Someone told me that I am paying taxes on gasoline, u tility bills, retail goods and many other things I am not even aware of. Perturbedi n Pennsylvania A: That is correct. If you w ere to calculate all the taxes you are paying, you would discover that well more than half your income is funding one tax or anoth-e r. If America doesnt get its spending under control, y oud better hold tight to your wallet, because taxes are going to get worse. Q : Didnt Franklin Delano Roosevelt say of Social S ecurity that no damn politician will ever take it away? Curious in North Carolina A : FDR did say that and, boy, was he right. Politicians have expanded the program well beyond its initial focus and now the only thingp oliticians are taking away is our money. Q: This may sound dumb, b ut what is a tax bracket? U ncertain in Utah A: Atax bracket is a heavy metal object that the government uses to hit you over the head every time yo u succeed in earning more money. Q: Americans need to pay higher taxes like they do in Europe. Determined in Delaware A : Do you really want America to be more like Europe? Most European countries have high govern ment spending, high unemployment, slow growth rates, high inflation and governments on the verge of bankruptcy. Come to think of it, America is more like Europe t han Europe, so prepare to p ay high taxes like they do i n Europe. Q: My wife is still pantin g, but were out of scotch What now? North Dakota Norm A: Youll have to go to the state-run liquor store and buy more and pay a big f at state tax markup in the process. Q: If people are sick and tired of paying taxes, they should do what I did: Vote for Obama! I havent paid a penny in taxes in more thant hree years! Out of Work in Ohio A: Now theres a though t Tom Purcell, a freelance writer i s also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh TribuneReview, and is nationally syndicated exclus ively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Email Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com/. Ask the tax prep expert Guest Column Tom Purcell Put me back in the game, coach, is an oft-heard refrain in the lore of high school athletics.Not so fast, comes a cautionary note from Tallahassee. Better to sit this one out. R ep. Ronald Renuart, RPonte Vedra Beach, is a physician turned state legislatorw ho worries that head injuries are not taken seriously enough in high school andy outh athletic leagues. And there is cause to w orry; an estimated 140,000 high school athletes suffer concussions each year inA merica. ... Renuart is sponsoring a bill t hat would require that young athletes who sustain apparent head injuries be taken out of the game and not be allowed to return to competition with-o ut a doctors clearance. In addition, both parents and athletes would be required to s ign consent forms. ... Renuarts bill has the backing of the Florida High School Athletic Association and the National Football League,w hich has been grappling with the long-term effects of concussions among professional athletes in recent years. This legislation will help r aise awareness and protect young athletes from the risk of concussions and other pre-v entative brain injuries, Nat Moore, former Miami Dolphins receiver, told law-m akers recently. For the kidssake, I urge lawmakers .. to pass this legislation now and send it to the governors desk. We all know that thes tate of Florida is in the forefront of athletics and to not p rotect our resources is crazy Hes right. For the kids sake pass this bill. An editorial from the Gainesville Sun. B ill to protect young athletes the right play EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYM ake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same a ddress; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com


C M Y K Young Eric made the team, and after graduation,he didt want the physical challenges to end. After terrorists attacked his beloved country o n Sept. 11,2001,he started seriously thinking about joining the military. e never wavered or gave it a second thought,hisf ather said. He said,This is my purpose. The war in Iraq had reached one of its most viol ent,uncertain stages when E ric finished boot camp in O ctober 2005. He said something Ill never forget,Erics father s aid as his voice became q uiet. He said,I want to go t o Iraq,and I want to go there as soon as possible. I remember exactly where we were when he said that, h e continued. As a dad, youre scared to death,but I couldnt have been more proud of him. Eric,20,was serving in I raqs volatile Anbar province with 3rd Battalion,2nd M arine Regiment when his dads doorbell rang about1 0:30 p.m. on Oct. 21,2006. Two Marines were standing in the rain on his front porch. ime just froze,he said. I knew why they were there,a nd I really wasnt going to let them in. After being informed that his son was killed earlier that day while conducting combato perations,the elder Eric nearly landed on a selfdestructive path. I try to describe it as walking on the edge of a razor blade,the Gold Star father explained. You cant d o it for very long,and you will have to fall on one side or the other. He said it was tempting to numb the pain with alcohola nd pills. I can remember being so b roken,Eric said. I just didnt care. T hrough faith,however, the father became determined to turn his sons death into something positive for the nation he left behind. I just marvel at the way he was so selfless,the father said. I dont know if I could do what he did. He launched a website w ww.ericwherzberg.com to remember his son. He worked with the mother of one of Erics fellow Marines to launch scholarship programs in Maryland and Florida. He also challenged h imself to run the grueling Marine Corps Marathon. If I had thought of Eric as a victim,I dont think I could have functioned,the dade xplained. But he was doing somet hing that he chose and something that he loved. P eace is hard to find for this fallen heros family, friends and fellow Marines. Peace is also hard to find in Iraq,which experiencedd ecades of tyranny and war. But thanks to patriots like Lance Cpl. Eric W. Herzberg, at least theres a chance. To find out more about Tom S ileo, visit the Creators S yndicate website at www.creators.com/. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 9, 2012Page 5A FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 3/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 5 5 WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 2 2 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 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 0 0 4 4 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 7 7 5 5 6 6 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The H eart of Florida Section of the American Planning Association,Florida Chapter presented an Award of Excellence to the FrancesA rchbold Hufty Learning Center and Adrian Archbold L odge at its annual meeting in Winter Haven. The buildings were recognized fort heir energy efficiency, water savings and sustaina bility. The newly constructed buildings were recently cer-t ified Platinum in the U.S. Green Building Councils LEED (Leadership in E nergy and Environmental Design) program. This is t he highest designation for a commercial building project and one of only 12 designees in the state. The Learning Center and L odge were built with effic iency and aesthetics in m ind. Archbolds late chairman,Frances Archbold Hufty once said of the b uildings design,it must be distinctive but not eccentric. As a winner at the loc a l chapter level,Archbold B iological Station will now g o on to compete in the American Planning Associations statewide competition. G reen building tour s, n ative landscape tours, g uided nature trail tours and K -12 educational field trips will soon be offered at the Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center. Contact the Archbold Biological Stations office at (863 465-2571 for the upcoming e vent schedule or visit w ww.archbold-station.org f or more information. New Archbold buildings win recognition Courtesy photo Archbold Executive Assistant Debbie Upp (left Highlands County Commissioner Barbara Stewart accept a n Award of Excellence for Green Projects on behalf of Archbold Biological Station. M ARTIAL ARTS (pp main; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 9 9 9 9 County Administrator Ricky Helms and Jerome Kaszubowski,the Clerks business director,several times if they were comfortable with Choice. I have not done an indepth review of it. I believe staff has looked at it,Helms said. I think we can build in the necessary safeguards in case of non-performance. Gavarrete pointed out that Choice was already doing an excellent job with solid waste hauling form a residential stand point. The number of complaints we have received are way below what is allowed by your contract,Gavarrete told commissioners. Choice will stick to their current pickup schedule of twice a week but will split what is collected. One pickup will be for household trash and the other will be for just recycling, Gavarrete said. County staff will now hold meetings with Choice to negotiate a contract for the service,which will be returned to the board for a final vote. Continued from page 1A BILLY FORTNER Billy Ray Fortner,74,of Graceville went to be with the Lord,Monday,March 5,2 012 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday,March 9,2012 at the Chapel of James &L ipford Funeral Home with Revs. Raymond OQuinn and JeffWard officiating. Burial will follow in Collins Mill Cemetery with James &L ipford Funeral Home directing. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday,4-6 p.m.. Mr. Billy was born inR ainesville, Ala. on Aug. 18,1937. Hel ived his early years in Avon Park and m oved to Graceville in 1980. A retired carpenter,Mr. Billy loved planting andw orking in his greenhouse. Preceded in death by his b eloved wife,Sarah Bessie Budd Fortner; parents, Vaniel Edward and Freida Louise Stockman Fortner; brother,Charles Fortner; twos isters,Geneva Farmer and Mary Rose Elder; and two g randchildren,Tara Batts and Joani Batts. Survived by one son, J ohnny Ray Fortner and wife Candy of Graceville; two d aughters,Freda Louise Adams of Graceville,and Shari Marie Moffatt and husband Russell of Two Egg, Fla.; three sisters VirginiaH arvey,Gladys Mae Cox of Avon Park,Fla.,and Juanita Roper of Frostproof,Fla.; five grandchildren,Sarah Batts,Chrissy Deon,Lacy V.A dams,Jennifer Fortner,and David Ray Adams; stepgrandchildren,John Barnes and Jesse Barnes; 17 greatgrandchildren,a host ofn ieces,nephews,and other relatives and friends. BARBARA HART Barbara Hart,65,of S ebring,Fla.,passed away Monday,March 5,2012,in Sarasota,Fla. She was bornF eb. 16,1947,to W.F. and Mabel Irene (Albritton Mills in Havana,Fla.,andh ad been a resident of Sebring since 1974,coming f rom Tampa,Fla. She was a secretary and bookkeeper in the real estate field and am ember of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was of the A ssembly of God faith and enjoyed fishing,reading and working crossword puzzles. She loved the outdoors and spending time with her fami-l y,especially her grandchildren. B arbara is survived by her husband of 46 years, Jerry Hart of Sebring;d aughter,Kimberly Christine Elder of Sebring; son,Curtis A (Michelle Sebring; brother,Tommy G. Mills of Crawfordville,Fla.; sisters,Annette (Paul) Willis of Sarasota,Fla. and Jeanette( Calvin) Pierce of Crawfordville,Fla.; and grandchildren,Danielle, Dakotah,Aaron,Kayla and Austin. She was preceded ind eath by brothers,Steve H. Mills; James D. Mills and Dan Mills. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.T hursday,March 8,2012,at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home,Sebring. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday,March 9,2012,in theS tephenson-Nelson Chapel with Rev. Jack White officiating. Arrangements weree ntrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home S ebring,Florida 333870 863-385-015 w ww.stephensonnelsonfh.com WANDA HAYMAKER W anda Lois Haymaker, 87,of Sebring,Fla. passed a way March 4,2012 with her son and daughter-in-law by her side. She was born April 19,1924 in Columbus, Ind.,the daughter of Elmera nd Ethel Quick. She is survived by her loving son L arry (Ginny) Haymaker and grandson Jason (Amy Haymaker; a great-grand-d aughter,Abigail Haymaker; her beloved sister,Fayetta H aymaker; and several nieces and nephews,and her l ong-time best friends, V elma Jean and Chester T homas of Shelbyville,Ind. and Sebring,Fla. W anda was preceded in d eath by her loving husband of 57 years,Earl DeanH aymaker,and her beloved s ister,Velma Ritz of C olumbus,Ind.,and an i nfant sister,Lavernne Quick. W anda and Dean were charter members of H eartland Christian Church in Sebring and active members of the Sebring Hills P roperty Owners A ssociation. She and Dean moved to N aples,Fla. in 1965 where they built and operated Haymakers Apartments. In1 991 they moved to Sebring, Fl. to be near their son and his wife. Wanda enjoyed working in h er yard and growing flowe rs. She was also an excellent seamstress and cook and e uchre player. Cremation is being hand led by the National Cremation Society of Sarasota,Fla. A celebration of her life will take place ath er home at 309 S. Egret St., Sebring,Fla on Sunday March 11,2012 at noon. Friends and family are invit-e d to participate. OB ITUARIES Fortner Continued from page 2A Soldier was a patriot from the start Choice to pick up recycling Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunFriday, March 9, 2012www.newssun.com JC PENNEY; 11.25"; 10"; Black plus three; process, main pricing proposit; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 w ho handle everything from traffic tickets,court files a nd child support payments, and Germaine said the cuts over the last few years havea lready impacted his office. e were cut 11 percent two years ago,but the r equirements are still the same. So far we have been a ble to adapt and provide the same level of service, Germaine said. There is no determination yet on exactly what willh ave to be cut. I hope they dont take the entire 7 percent form the clerks budget. They could share it with the State Attorneys and the public defenders,but we will have to see,Germaine said. G ermaine also said that other employees may have to take furloughs in addition to the layoffs to make the budget reconcile after the proposed cuts take effect in July. This could cause delays i n civil court. Criminal (court criteria and we really make criminal a priority,but the civil court could experience d elays,Germaine said. I spoke with all the judges last week when this first came up and I can say they are all supportive ofo ur office. They all said they w ould do anything they could to help us out. They have been real supportive ofo ur office,Germaine said. Germaine explained that t his year was especially bad for his budget because of t he decrease in collections in other areas. Folks are not paying because they do not have the m oney. Its as simple as that. We are working withf olks on collections and setting up payment schedules. B ut a lot of folks just dont have the money,Germaine said. e are all concerned about this. A lot of the women who work in our office have already had their h usbands laid off. I will know when we take a close l ook at the overall budget and where we can make o ther cuts,said Germaine. Continued from page 1A bleachers for spectators. Those would be for shade but for also some foul ball protection,said Bible. The preliminary cost of t he demolition and re-construction of the dugouts alone is estimated to be $100,000. e are coming to you as a council to join with us so that we can present to RPAC( the county Recreation and P arks Advisory Committee) t o help fund this project, Bible said. As Bible continued his e xplanation of costs and b enefits of the project,council members chimed in. I think this is great but I m not sure how this is going to fly with some of the RPAC members,but we can g ive it a shot,John Griffin said. C ouncil President Scott Stanley followed Griffins s tatement. Whats the plan if RPAC doesnt commit to 66.5? asked Stanley. I think this a great plan,I guess Im going to promote that this is done in phases. Part of the issue is trying to get equitable funding. d prefer on something like this do it a third,a third and a third,suggested C ouncilman John Clark. Clark went on to suggest taking care of the bleacher issue by moving the bleachers to the desired location (if the bleachers are mobile) until the first phase of construction was completed. I think lights are a have to,its a safety issue,a nobrainer. The dugouts,I cert ainly agree. I played in t hose dugouts,so there really old and worn out. They werent that greatw hen they were brand new, Clark said. C lark suggested deferring the bleachers and sun shades for a later time,which would lower the cost of the entire project from $173,100 to$ 100,000. Stanley agreed and added that each entity ( City of Sebring,RPAC and Youth Baseball) could commit to one-third of the over-a ll costs. From the one-thirds pers pective,I think that RPAC will like that and will go for that. I also think that theyw ill go for this particular project. Its a great project. I think RPAC will consider it p retty heavily. It all comes down to,you k now,what you are willing to share. We are going to have to take a lead and bid this stuff. We are going to have to be the lead agency,C ity Administrator Scott Noethlich said. After the brief discussion, Clark asked Bible what he thought of the project being done in phases. d like to get as much as w e can done as quick as we c an,for uniformity sake. If we are going to do one dugout we should do 12d ugouts,Bible said. Theve got these two t ournaments in July. Obviously they dont want to be under construction during the tournament,they cant be. I think whatever wed ecide to do we need to work diligently to get it d one,said Councilman Andrew Fells. Noethlich stated that the C ity currently has $138,000 unrestricted funds in the i nfrastructure budget,which could be used to fund their third of the project. C lark made a motion that the City approve the proposed request from Youth B aseball of Sebring and will contribute one-third of the c ost of the project not to exceed $58,000. The City will provide one-third of the budget not to exceed $58,000. Letsc larify; its understood that if RPAC puts 20 and you only raise 20 then we put 20 and you do as much as you can for $60,000,Stanley told Bible. The motion was passed u nanimously. C ontinued from page 1A City to help fund Max Long fix-up News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS The proposed renovations at Max Long Recreational C omplex also call for replacing the original concrete bleachers with aluminum seats. exasperated by the overgrowth of the trees not allowing enough sunlight int here,Fields said. The Circle has become increasingly neglected over the past years. Fields has placed rye grass in the parkt o help improve the look, but that is just a temporary fix. Fields has met and spoken with former Tree Boardm ember and Division of Forestry employee Mike Sawyer,who has given insight on how to improve the Circle. He suggested that we r emove some of the Spanish moss from some of the trees ( and) we remove two of the trees that are in poor condition,hollowed out and start-i ng to rot away,Fields said. Sawyer also suggested p runing out the trees,which will allow more sunlight to reach the grass in Circle Park and sprigging grass in t he areas that have become bare. re not going to get to a point where we can say Oh we have lush,beautifulg rass year round in the Circle.One,we have way too many trees; and two, people walk all over it all the time. Youre never goingt o have perfect grass down there,said Council member Andrew Fells. eah. Its going to be a constant battle,Fieldsr eplied. I think its gotten worse over the past couple years because we havent been pruning out the trees and there is a lot of moss int here,Councilman John Griffin said. C ouncil member John Clark agreed with Fells. I think we need to e mbrace the fact that grass and shade dont work. So I d ont want to spend a whole lot of money. I agree with you on trying to make it look pretty,but we have so m any activities which is great ... I dont know how much of this $6,500 or $7,500 is grass,but Id like to minimize that and say, Look we do what we can when we can,said Clark. Fields ensured Clark and the rest of the council that very little of the total cost oft he project will be used for grass. e would try to aerate that ground to break it up some of that compaction,F ields said. Oh,its like concrete, said Clark. That hasnt been done in years. Plus with all the work we did on the Circle lasty ear it really didnt help, Griffin added. F ells made a motion to proceed with the project as presented. The councila pproved the motion unanimously. S awyer will work as a consultant for the project at no cost to the City of Sebring. Continued from page 1A Circle trees to get pruning Clerk office may face job losses


C M Y K p astries,and ice cream are available at the snack bar. Admission is $5 for memb ers and $7 for non-members. Appropriate dress required. F or more information call 840-9038.Benton to discuss local law enforcementLAKE PLACID C elebrate Womens History Month with Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton. Benton is the next speaker in the Lake Placid Memorial Librarys Brown Bag Speakers Series from noon to 1 p.m. today. Benton is Floridas first female sheriff who did not t ake over the position from her husband. With 30 years o f law enforcement,she is serving her second term in this elected position. On the second and fourth Fridays of January through M arch the library is hosting a variety of speakers in the l ibrarys conference room from noon until 1 p.m. Bringing a carry-in lunch is optional. Since this is the 85th anniversary of the renaming o f the town of Lake Placid, A l Pelski will discuss Lake Placid history in the final presentation of the speakers series this year. Pelski won t he Melvil Dewey look-alike contest last year and has been making a movie about D ewey. T he movie is being produced by the Lake Placid Historical Society,thanks to a grant from the Highlands C ultural Alliance. No reservations are required. For further information,call Janet Mitchell at 4 65-5234,or the Lake Placid Memorial Library at 6993705.Sebring Hills host pancake breakfastSEBRING There will be a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the S ebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. (two streets south of Thunderbird). All the pancakes,sausage, o range juice,coffee or tea y ou want for only $3 members and $3.50 for non-members.YMCA garage sale to benefit Strong KidsSEBRING The Highlands County YMCA is requesting Items of Value to be sold at our garage sale Saturday. This fundraiser will benefit children in our community through a Scholarship Foundation called the Strong Kids Campaign. This foundation gives them a means to participate in programs at the YMCA such as soccer,gymnastics, basketball,cheerleading,etc. If you have something of value you would like to donate to the sale just drop it by the Y at the corner of Hammock and Lakewood Road. Any questions,call 382-9622.Buttonwood Bay plans arts and crafts sale/bake saleSEBRING Buttonwood Bay will host its annual SpringfestArts and Crafts sale/bake sale from 8-11 a.m. Saturday in the B uttonwood Bay recreation hall. Among the many featured handmade crafts,there w ill be jewelry,florals,purses,quilted items,gourds, jams,dollies,doll clothes, w ood pens,miscellaneous sewn items,cards,birdhouse s,banners and much more. Admission is free and door prizes will be given away. C offee and doughnuts will be available for purchase. Buttonwood Bay is on U.S. 27 South,one mile south of U.S. 98 and 66. Call 655-2018 for more informat ion.AMVETS plan grand opening of new postSEBRING AMVETS P ost 211 will have the grand o pening of its new post at 623 U.S. 27 South at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.All welcome.Unity Life plans Creativity Fair and Plant SaleS EBRING Dont miss o ut on craft shopping and book browsing in air conditioned comfort. Twenty-five v endors will sell their original works including primitive crosses,pet photograp hy,paintings,carved jewelr y boxes,stationery,croc heted,knitted,and sewn items,and hand made jewelr y (resin,brass and bronze, crocheted,beaded). Bette Northrops pottery,sculpture and archaeological inspired masks and jewelry will alsob e sold. For children and the young at heart,face paintingm ay be purchased. Readers will enjoy the variety of books for sale adventure,p oetry,humorous anecdotes, a nd history. Authors Jack Everett, Cynthia Schumacher,JimG ulledge and Larry and Elaine Levey will sign their works. Refreshments and treats sold will benefit the churchs youth group. A 50/50 raffle tickets will b e on sale for church f undraising. The plant sale portion of the fair will be held outside. A dditional plant vendors are still welcome. All attending will receive a free door prize ticket (drawings will be after the fair) and a program of vendors,demonstrators and advertisers. The fair is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Unity Life Enrichment Centre, 10417 S. Orange Blossom Blvd. Admission is free.Morning Market is SaturdayLAKE PLACID Saturday Morning Market will take place on Saturday in Stuart Park in beautiful uptown Lake Placid. This will be the last market for this season. It will reopen in October. Food and free entertainment.Movie showing at the Lake Placid LibraryLAKE PLACID The March schedule of Saturday Matinee films at the Lake Placid Memorial Library includes The Majestic (PGThe public is invited to attend these free showings at 2 p.m. Seating is limited. Children age 9 or younger must be accompa-n ied by an adult.Hibiscus Garden Club has plant saleAVON PARK The Hibiscus Garden Club of Avon Park will hold its annual plant sale and cuttingg iveaway from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Donaldson Park (there will be ample and safe parking). Members will have a wide v ariety of plants they have grown,for sale,at a reasonable price. Pecans are also available.G ardner to talk about diet at Parkinsons Support meetingSEBRING The P arkinsons Disease Support Group for the Highlands C ounty area will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Sebring (corner of Pine Street and Lemon Street). T he program this month will be with speaker Brenda G ardner,dietitian,on Good Nutrition for Parkinsons. All persons with P arkinsons disease and their families are welcome to a ttend. There is no charge. For more information,call Marva Jensen at 453-6589. T he Highlands County Parkinsons Disease Support Group is part of the national n etwork of support groups affiliated with the American P arkinsons Disease Association. More than one million Americans have Parkinsons Disease. Today people with P arkinsons disease and their families can find help and information from their local support groups.LPPD offers First Aid, CPR classesLAKE PLACID The n ext Lake Placid Police Department First Aid class will be Tuesday at Lake Placid Holiday Inn. The next Lake Placid P olice Department CPR class will be Wednesday at Lake Placid Holiday Inn. Participants will receive American Heart Associationc ertifications. Call 699-3757 to register. For more information go to the web at www.lppd.com. Reduced rate for private c lasses for a business or mobile home park available in Highlands or Hardee County.AP Lakes has spaghetti dinnerAVON PARK Spaghetti dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the Avon Park Lakes clubhouse,2714 Nautilus Drive. Cost for adult is $7; children under 10 is $3.50. Meal includess alad,roll,dessert and beverage; dine in or take-out.W omans Club to hear about conservationSEBRING The GFWC W omans Club of Sebring will meet at noon Monday at 4260 Lakeview Drive. TheC onservation Department will host the event. The coc hairwomen will be Vicki Porter and Pat Gangemi. Everyone is encouraged to wear green in honor of St. Patricks Day. T he meal will be catered sub sandwiches from Publix D eli and other items provided by the committee. There is an $8 donation,and thel uncheon is by previous reservation only. T he speaker for the day will be Christy Reed from the Highlands CountyR ecycling Administration. Members are asked to bring twin size sheets and p illow cases for the Safe House endeavor. T he building is for rent; call 382-1415 for details. For more information about the Womans Club of Sebring,call 385-7268 fora dditional information. Visitors are always welcome.Kah, Gooding Reception is todaySEBRING Sponsored by D estination Downtown Sebring and Highlands Art L eague a reception featuring artists of the month Don Kah and MaxGooding will be held from 5-8 p.m. today at the Yellow House Gallery,1 989 Lakeview Drive. Entertainment,wine and light hors doeuvres will be served. 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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 eachMISCELLANEOUSm erchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750( additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT T RANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001785GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-21, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES E. ANDERSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES E. ANDERSON; JUDITH ANDERSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUDITH F. ANDERSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOTS 7683, 7684, 7685, 7686 AND 7687 AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 24, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2304 North Roxbury Road Avon Park, FL 33825 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on March 27, 2012. DATED THIS 1ST 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 pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 1st day of December, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k March 9, 16, 2012 If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863TDD (800Florida Relay Service in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-12-24 VICKY ANN SIKES AGUILERA Petitioner; and, JOSE REFUGIO SIKES AGUILERA, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jose Refugio Sikes Aguilera YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Vicky Ann Sikes Aguilera, Petitioner, 5601 N. Key, Sebring, Florida 33875, on or before March 29, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner, or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for t he relief demanded in the petition. DATED: February 24, 2012 ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Kathy Whitloc k A s Deputy Clerk 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 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11000889GCS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONP laintiff vs POLINICE, DAVID J., ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DAVID J. POLINICE, 2437 NORTH HIGHLANDS BLVD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 DAVID J. POLINICE, 2319 N. CARPENTER RD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 DAVID J. POLINICE, 2319 N SE 16TH TER., CAPE CORAL, FL 33991 DAVID J. POLINICE, 2136 SW 19TH PL., CAPE CORAL, FL 33991 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID J. POLINICE, 2437 NORTH HIGHLANDS BLVD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID J. POLINICE, 2319 N. CARPENTER RD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID J. POLINICE, 2319 N SE 16TH TER., CAPE CORAL, FL 33991 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID J. POLINICE, 2136 SW 19TH PL., CAPE CORAL, FL 33991 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 1745 AND LOT 1746 OF AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 92, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, and you are required 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 March 2, 9, 2012N OTICE OF PUBLIC AVAILABILITY S tatement of Basis E nvironmental Restoration ProgramSite LF-42 Avon Park Air Force Range A von Park, Florida T he corrective action proposed by the Air Force consists of three activities: 1 ) Removal of contaminated soil above residential levels 2) Monitored natural attenuation of groundwater plumes 3 ) Institutional Controls to prevent residential development a nd use of groundwater A lthough the Air Force is proposing a corrective action for Site LF-42, a final decision has not been made. Public inp ut on the proposed corrective action is an important cont ribution to the decision-making process. All comments rec eived will be reviewed and considered. Public Review Period March 9, 2012 April 22, 2012 The Statement of Basis is available at the Avon Park Air Force Range H eadquarters, Building 29 F or further information contact: T ish Matty Air Force Environmental Restoration Program 6 CES/CEVR 7 621 Hillsborough Loop Drive, Bldg 30 MacDill AFB, FL 33621 ( 813) 828-0776 Patricia.Matty@us.af.mil Please submit written comments to: John Winters Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection 2 600 Blair Stone Road, MS 4535 Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400 850-245-8999 John.Winters@dep.state.fl.us M arch 9, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282010CA000552XXXXXX GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs CHESTER G. MAXCY, JR.; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 27, 2012, entered in Case No. 282010CA000552XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, is the Plaintiff and CHESTER G. MAXCY, JR.; JANNICE PANTAJA; PNC BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell, pursuant to Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on the 26th day of March, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 26, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on February 27, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff AS DEPUTY CLERK March 9, 16, 2012N OTICE OF PUBLIC AVAILABILITY S tatement of Basis E nvironmental Restoration ProgramSite SS-100 Avon Park Air Force Range A von Park, Florida T he corrective action proposed by the Air Force consists of three activities: 1 ) Removal of contaminated soil above industrial/commercial levels 2) Monitored natural attenuation of groundwater plumes 3 ) Institutional Controls to prevent residential development a nd use of groundwater Although the Air Force is proposing a corrective action for S ite SS-100, a final decision has not been made. Public i nput on the proposed corrective action is an important contribution to the decision-making process. All comments r eceived will be reviewed and considered. P ublic Review Period March 9, 2012 April 22, 2012 T he Statement of Basis is available at the A von Park Air Force Range H eadquarters, Building 29 For further information contact: T ish Matty A ir Force Environmental Restoration Program 6 CES/CEVR 7621 Hillsborough Loop Drive, Bldg 30 M acDill AFB, FL 33621 (813 P atricia.Matty@us.af.mil P lease submit written comments to: John Winters F lorida Dept. of Environmental Protection 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 4535 T allahassee, FL 32399-2400 8 50-245-8999 J ohn.Winters@dep.state.fl.us March 9, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-69 IN RE: ESTATE OF EDITH PATRIARCA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDITH PATRIARCA, deceased, whose date of death was January 25, 2012, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-4884, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 2, 2012. Personal Representatives: /s/ Louis Mooney 5430 Riva Ridge Wesley Chapel, Florida 333544 /s/ Anna Chiavetta Mohney f/k/a Anna Chiavetta 605 Haddington Lane Peachtree City, Georgia 30269 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER 30 East Main Street Avon Park, Florida 33825 Telephone: (863 March 2, 9, 2012 PUBLIC AUCTION: MARCH 30, 2012 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 1999 FORD 1FTSE34S9XHA62225 March 9, 2012 OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 2 AND ALONG THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY LINE OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY TO THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY MARL PIT IN SECTION 3, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 29 E, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH EASEMENT IS ALSO EXPRESSLY RESERVED TO THE GRANTOR, ITS HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, TOGETHER WITH THE EASEMENT RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 1 517, PAGE 790, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street address: 5335 Whippoorwill Road, Sebring, Florida 33875 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60 NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863voice863 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limi-t ations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff DEPUTY CLERK March 2, 9, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 08-001621-GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-FXD1 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FXD1, Plaintiff, v. KATHRYN L. BERTONIERE and THOMAS D. BERTONIERE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment entered in the above entitled action on the 21st day of February, 2012, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder(s cash in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes, at the Jury Assembly Room, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, beginning at 7:00 a.m. on the 20th day of March, 2012, on the following described property: A PORTION OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST; THENCE RUN S 83 DEGREES 31'25'' W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 3,992.28 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 83 DEGREES 31'25'' W ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 338.07 FEET; THEN N 0 DEGREES 08'50'' W AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1,296.39 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF AN EXISTING 50.00 FOOT PRIVATE ROAD EASEMENT; THENCE RUN N 83 DEGREES 31'22'' E ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID 50.00 FOOT PRIVATE ROAD EASEMENT FOR A DISTANCE OF 338.07 FEET; THENCE RUN S 0 DEGREES 08'50'' E PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1,296.40 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING: A PORTION OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST; THENCE RUN S 83 DEGREES 31'25'' W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 4,330.35 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 08'50'' W AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1,037.11 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 00 DEGREES 08'50'' W A DISTANCE OF 259.28 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF AN EXISTING 50 FOOT PRIVATE ROAD EASEMENT; THENCE RUN N 83 DEGREES 31'22'' E ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID EXISTING PRIVATE ROAD EASEMENT FOR A DISTANCE OF 338.07 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 08'50'' E AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2 FOR A DISTANCE OF 259.28 FEET; THENCE S 83 DEGREES 31'22'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 338.07 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 50 FOOT WIDE PERPETUAL, NON-EXCLUSIVE ROAD EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER THE EXISTING PRIVATE ROAD THAT BEGINS AT PAYNE ROAD ON THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 2, MEANDERS IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION ACROSS THE NORTHEAST QUARTER Public Review Period March 9, 2012 April 22, 2012 T he Statement of Basis is available at the Avon Park Air Force Range Headquarters, Building 29 For further information contact: T ish Matty A ir Force Environmental Restoration Program 6 CES/CEVR 7 621 Hillsborough Loop Drive, Bldg 30 MacDill AFB, FL 33621 ( 813) 828-0776 Patricia.Matty@us.af.mil P lease submit written comments to: J ohn Winters F lorida Dept. of Environmental Protection 2 600 Blair Stone Road, MS 4535 T allahassee, FL 32399-2400 8 50-245-8999 J ohn.Winters@dep.state.fl.us M arch 9, 2012 1050Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC AVAILABILITY Statement of Basis Environmental Restoration ProgramSite OT-59Cattle Dip Vats OT-59A, OT-59C, and OT-59D Avon Park Air Force Range Avon Park, Florida The corrective action proposed by the Air Force consists of four activities: 1) Removal of contaminated soil above industrial/commercial levels 2) Groundwater treatment for arsenic at Site OT-59D 3)Monitored natural attenuation of groundwater plumes 4) Institutional Controls to prevent residential development and use of groundwater Although the Air Force is proposing a corrective action for Site OT-59, a final decision has not been made. Public input on the proposed corrective action is an important contribution to the decision-making process. All comments received will be reviewed and considered.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-53 I N RE: ESTATE OF MARY ANN RONK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Mary Ann Ronk, deceased, whose date of death was October 3, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-0715, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER B ARRED. 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 2, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Charlotte C. Stone Charlotte E. Stone, Esq. 3200 U.S. Highway 27S, Suite 304 Sebring, Florida 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Charlotte C. Stone Attorney for Charlotte C. Stone, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 21297 Stone & Walder, P.L. 3200 US Highway 27 South, Suite 304 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 March 2, 9, 2012 1050L egals 1000 A nnouncements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155


C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, March 9, 2012www.newssun.com W W A A N N D D A A L L O O I I S S H H A A Y Y M M A A K K E E R R Wanda Lois Haymaker, 87, of Sebring, Fl passed away March 4, 2012 with her son and daughter-in-law by her side. She was born April 19, 1924 in Columbus, Indiana, the daughter of Elmer and Ethel Quick. She is survived by her loving son Larry (Ginny Jason (Amy Abigail Haymaker her beloved sister Fayetta Haymaker and several nieces and nephews, and her long-time best friends, Velma Jean and Chester Thomas of Shelbyville, Indiana and Sebring, Fl. Wanda was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, Earl Dean Haymaker, and her beloved sister, Velma Ritz of Columbus, In, and an infant sister Lavernne Haymaker. Wanda and Dean were charter members of Heartland Christian Church in Sebring and active members of the Sebring Hills Property Owners Association. She and Dean moved to Naples, Fl in 1965 where they built and operated Haymakers Apartments. In 1991 they moved to Sebring, Florida to be near their son and his wife. Wanda enjoyed working in her yard and growing flowers. She was also an excellent seamstress and cook and euchre player. Cremation is being handled by the National Cremation Society of Sarasota, Fl. A celebration of her life will take place at her home at 309 S. Egret Street, Sebring, Fl on Sunday March 11, 2012 at noon. Friends and family are invited to participate. B B I I L L L L Y Y R R A A Y Y F F O O R R T T N N E E R R Billy Ray Fortner, 74 of Graceville went to be with the Lord, Monday, March 5, 2012 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Revs.Raymond O'Quinn and Jeff Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Collins Mill Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home d irecting. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.. Mr. Billy was born in Rainesville, AL on August 18, 1937. He lived his early years in Avon Park and moved to Graceville in 1980. A retired carpenter, Mr. Billy loved planting and working in his greenhouse. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Sarah Bessie Budd Fortner, parents Vaniel Edward and Freida Louise Stockman Fortner; brother Charles Fortner, two sisters Geneva Farmer, Mary Rose Elder, two grandchildren Tara Batts and Joani Batts. Survived by one son Johnny Ray Fortner and wife Candy, Graceville; two daughters Freda Louise Adams, Graceville, Shari Marie Moffatt and husband Russell, Two Egg, FL; three sisters Virginia Harvey, Gladys Mae Cox, Avon Park, FL, Juanita Roper, Frostproof, FL; five grandchildren Sarah Batts, Chrissy Deon, Lacy V. Adams, Jennifer Fortner, David Ray Adams; step grandchildren John Barnes, Jesse Barnes; seventeen great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. B B A A R R B B A A R R A A H H A A R R T T Barbara Hart, 65, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, in Sarasota, Fl. She was born February 16, 1947, to W.F. and Mabel Irene (Albritton had been a resident of Sebring since 1974, coming from Tampa, FL. She was a Secretary and Bookkeeper in the real estate field and a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was of the Assembly of God faith and enjoyed fishing, r eading and working crossword puzzles. She loved the outdoors and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Barbara is survived by her husband of 46 years, Jerry Hart of Sebring; daughter, Kimberly Christine Elder, Sebring; son, Curtis A. (Michelle Sebring; brother, Tommy G. Mills, Crawfordville, FL; sisters, Annette (Paul Jeanette (Calvin grandchildren, Danielle, Dakotah, Aaron, Kayla and Austin. She was preceded in death by brothers, Steve H. Mills; James D. Mills and Dan Mills. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2012, in the Stephenson-Nelson Chapel with Rev. Jack White officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 333870 863-385-015 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com 1050LegalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and a n error can occur. If this happens t o you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 N ews-Sun Classified 1100Announcements***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY L EGAL NOTICES ***************************************** T he following legal notices are from the H ighlands C ounty Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-547 CCS EMARK CORPORATION, a Florida corporation d/b/a LAKEVIEW MOBILE COURT Plaintiff, vs DEREK GREEN Defendant NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: A 1960 SIDO Mobile Home bearing ID#463507, Title #15002649, and all personal property located in the home at 2207 Oceanview Street, Sebring, FL 33870, or at the mobile home park at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 29th day of March, A.D., 2012. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court (Seal Deputy Clerk *In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6500 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDDV 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service. March 9, 16, 2012 1050L egalsprofessional service directory 5x21.5 00015557


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 9, 2012Page 11A Dummy county the shamrock 3x10.5 00017465 HCSO telecommunicator 2x3 00017765 AP Housing Authority 1x3 000174 93 AP Housing Authority 1x3 00017494 Ridge Area ARC 1x3 00017759 9000 Transportation LUXURY BYDESIGN 2007, 36' Travel Trailer. Slideout, Lg. hot water heater, W/D, 2 flat screens, microwave, lots of storage space, queen bed, couch hide-a-bed, makes queen bed, fully loaded. Excel cond. Non Smoker, very clean, only lived in winter months. Must Sell! $14,450 obo. No reasonable offer refused. Call 260-740-1329 ARCTIC FOX2004 Travel Trailer 30', 2 s lides. Sleeps 6. Smoke Free. 814-823-1460 8400R ecreationalVehiclesPONTOON 24'w/2005 50hp Yamaha. Runs perfect. All safety equip. incl. $3650 obo. Call 863-414-3832 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationSCOOTER RUNSgood. New Batteries. $250 Call 863-655-2037. 7560Medical Supplies& EquipmentNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate a nd proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SALE: 10''RADIAL ARM SAW, very good, on ridged roll-around tables $75, 618-558-7111. L ESCO 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 7380M achinery & ToolsC ASH **I BUY COINS & SILVER! ** Free Estimates /No Obligation. C all 412-996-4153 7340Wanted to Buy SEBRING **MULTI FAMILY SALE ** 9263 Bridle Path Fri & Sat, Mar 9 & 10, 8am 2pm. Lots of children's clothes, toys, household items. Much More! SEBRING FRI.SAT. 8 4pm. Elliott Rd. Community Sale!. Multiple Families selling Antiques, collectibles, household, fridge & stove. SEBRING *SUN N LAKE MULTI F AMILY SALE! 3919 Santiago St. Fri & Sun, Mar 9 & 11, 7am-3pm. Remodeling Sale Cabinets, Carpeting, Fans, Appliances, Closet Doors. Much More! SEBRING -TRASH & TREASURE SALE! at St. John United Methodist Church 3214 Grand Prix Dr., Fri. Mar. 9, 8am 3pm & Sat. Mar. 10, 8am 12pm. Something For Everyone! SEBRING -SAT. 3/10, 7am-? 4713 C ooper Drive (off Thunderbird appliances, furniture, dishes, room A/C, garden tiller, light fan, lots of nice things! SEBRING -Huge Sale! 1310 S Canal Blvd., Fri & Sat., Mar. 2 & 3 and also on Mar. 9 & 10, 8:30 am 5 pm. Lots Of Everything Too Much To List! SEBRING -AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY INDOOR SALE! 528 N. Pine St. Fri-Sat, Mar. 9th & 10th, 8am 2pm. SEBRING **MULTIFAMILY SALE** 1465 Carington Ave, off Higson/ Harder Hall, Sat., Mar. 10th, 8 am ? Nurse scrubs, Table & Chairs, TV, Toys, Clothes, Household, Ladies Items, Collectibles, Fishing misc. & More! LAKE PLACIDSunshine RV Resort Sat. March 10th, 8 2pm. 303 SR. 70 just East of 27. Garage Sale & Bake Sale! Tools, golf, clothes, appliances, something for everyone. Held in the Rec Hall. LAKE PLACIDLeisure Lake. Thur. Sat. 8:30-4:30. 1139 Winter Green St. Moving Sale!!! Nice Clean Furniture & Household Items. LAKE PLACIDFri. Sat. 8 ?. 1010 Tennyson St. Tools, fishing, china, household & misc. items. 621 East to H allmark, follow signs. LAKE PLACIDMOVING & ESTATE SALE! Leisure Lakes. 3265 Forrest View Ave. Fri & Sat .Mar. 9 & 10, 8AM 2PM. No Early Birds! BUTTONWOOD BAY Spring Arts / Crafts & Bake Sale S at. March 10, 8AM to 11AM Recreation Center Free Adminission Door Prizes US 27 S 1mi. S of Rte. 98 & 66 AVON PARK2029 W. Hibiscus Rd., Sat. Mar. 10 th, 8am 4pm. 2 5' X 8' Trailers, tools, bicycles, '78 Camaro, Harley Davidson parts. Much More! AVON PARKThur. Sat. 8 5. 3 Lake Byrd Blvd. off Stryker Rd. Furn., clothing, Christmas decor, odds & ends. AVON PARK* RAIN OR SHINE 913 W Lake Damon Dr. (River Green Sat, Mar 9 & 10, 9AM 2PM. Glass top Rattan table w/2 chairs, 3 drawer Day bed w/ Simmons matt., new roller blades.Something for Everyone! AVON PARK *HUGE SALE* 30 W. Orange St. (off N.Lake Ave. Mar 9/10, 8am/5pm. Christmas decor, 2 /26" bikes, hand tools, golf clubs & bag, linens & Antiques. Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales 7320G arage &Yard Sales WALKER METALwith Wheels. Good Working Condition. $20. 863-873-3801 TRAP -Small animal. Racoons, Cats, etc. $30. 863-453-4234 SPANISH MOSS/ Yours For The Picking! Call 863-453-3627 RECLINER /BLUE One Year Old, $100. 863-385-2605 R.V. COVERNEW fits trailes 28' 7" to 31' 6". BY ADCO. Never opened! A Bargain at $75. 863-453-7027 MOTORCYCLE HELMETS(2 silver, size medium. Both for $75. 863-453-7027 LATTICE /White Vinyl / 4' X 8' / 6 Sheets for $36. 863-465-7554 GOLF CARTTire & Wheels. Like New. (4 FREEZER UPRIGHT.Amana. White. Excel cond. $100 Call 863-632-2193 or 863-632-2192 COFFEE TABLEW/drawers for Storage. $50 Call 863-453-0569 BOOKS WESTERNS20 for $10 Call 863-385-1563 BOOKS -Paper Back & Hard Back, Westerns & Other Popular Authors. 160 books. $40. 863-385-2605 B IKE RACK,ALLEN 530RR HITCH RACK $49, 863-655-0049 BABY CARSEAT, Walker, Slide, Maternity Pants & Tops, M-L. Avon Park. $10. Call 863-657-2040 AQUARIUM 42Plus gallon w/accessories. $100 Call 863-458-2176 7310B argain Buys 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 RentROOMMATE WANTED.to share 3/2 in Quiet Gulf Community w/pool. Call 863-991-5159 6450Roommates Wanted SEBRING **VILLA ** 1BR / 1BA 1309-B Osceola Ave. off Lakeview Dr. Private, Quiet, washer / dryer hookup, New central air/heat. $450/mo. incl. lawn serv. No Pets! Call 863-465-9100 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 6300Unfurnished HousesPLACID ARMSAPARTMENTS 108 Arron Dr. Lake Placid Florida 33852 863-465-6676 TDD 800-955-8771 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS 1 Bedroom Unit $498-$692 2 Bedroom Unit $550-$697 3 Bedroom Unit $601-760 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER & EMPLOYER. NORTH AVONPARK 1BR, 1BA, G/W/S paid, you pay electric. No pets, 1 yr. lease. Deposit $300. $400 Monthly. Call 863-873-5433 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, s creen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. 863-446-1822 AVON PARKSHADY OAKS APTS 1 & 2 BR Fully renovated units, W/D hookups. Laundry service available. Senior Discount. 863-257-0017 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 SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $425/mo. C all Gary Johnson, 8 63-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis VillasL uxurious 1BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6000 RentalsSEBRING 2/1,Carport. Country setting, fenced back yard. Front and back screened porch. $575 Call 863-385-2349 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent 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!! PALM HARBORHOMES New 2012 Models 15K Off Models 800-622-2832 ext 210 LAKE PLACID2005 3/2. Screened Porch, Shed, Carport, Partially Furn. 55+ Park. $67,000. Call 863-699-5995. AVON PARK** PRICE REDUCED ** Furn. 2BR, 2BA, With Land. Rent Free. Renovated / Painted / New Laminate / Carpets. Kit Cupboards. Just bring toothbrush. 863-453-4338 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING BEAUTIFUL5 acres on Selah Rd. Excel neighborhood. Double wide 3/2. 2 Barns, 2 wells w/pumps. Large Oak trees. Close to Golf courses & Highlands Hammock. Lots of Wildlife to observe & enjoy. Private, yet close to everything. $150,000. 863-285-6503 4260Acreage for SaleSEBRING OWNERMUST SELL! Builder/Investment Lots in Spring Lake, a Golf Community. Owner will finance, no credit check. Only $5K with $500 down. 772-343-9602 4220Lots for SalePLACID LAKES.Lakefront Property 3/2/2. $120,000. Carry on contract with reasonable down payment. Call 863-464-0531 4170Lakefront Prop.For Sale LAKE 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 SaleL ake PlacidSEBRING 3/2on 5 acres, next to Highl ands Hammock Park. 863-441-1218 4080H omes for SaleSebring 4000 Real Estate 3000 F inancialAUTO /TRUCK MECHANIC EXPERIENCED Own Tools and Transportation. Full or Part Time OK! Call Ted 412-720-7219. 2300Work WantedHAVE YOUHIT YOUR INCOME CEILING? C onsider a career in Real Estate! Evening Classes Start March 19th Call Kristy with CENTURY 21 Compton Realty @ 863-465-4158 for a brochure and more details. 2250Schools& Instruction SUNSHINE PAYDAYLOANS Full Time Clerk Needed T o Travel among locations In Okeechobee, Clewiston, Labelle and Arcadia Cash Handling Experience A Plus Fax Resumes to: 863-678-2170 RN -or LPN FT / PT Experience required, Bi-lingual preferred. Fax resume to 863-382-3324 or Email to: exec.assistant@samaritanstouch.org PATIENT 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 2100H elp WantedOUTSIDE SALESEXP'D $80-$150 Up per day. Paid weekly. Could receive overrides from other workers. Call Ed: 352-217-9937 INSURANCE AGENT I N 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. EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enr iching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 DRIVERS BOXTruck Contract Carrier Opportunitiesavailable for residential home deliveries of appliances and home goods for local major retailer. This is a 7 day a week operation, with gross potential earnings of $120k plus annually. The individual must have the ability to secure a 24/26 white box truck with lift gate 2007 or newer. Immediate opportunities for contractors in the Sebring area. Candidate must have a professional can do attitude and appearance. All contract opportunities are pending criminal b ackground, MVR, and drug test results that satisfy our customer requirements. For more information in regards to this opportunity, call Delane at (813 416-5174. BUSY MEDICALOFFICE LOOKING FOR FRONT DESK RECEPTIONIST Full-Time Monday-Friday Immediate Opening Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in Medical office front desk and telephone reception. With High School Diploma, some college preferred Computer experience a must Experience with Electronic Medical Records a plus. M ust be able to travel the Central Florida Counties. Fax resumes with references to 863-299-7666 BUSY EYECLINIC has openings in all positions. Full time/part time. Send resume to : P.O. Box 991 Lake Placid 33852. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment WANT NEW FURNITURE Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds 314-9876 Then shop till you drop!


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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Still pretty new to the sport itself, and even newer to her current and future position, Taylor Millers innate ability has secured her the chance to take her game and academics to the college level. She will shed her Dragon green, but stay with the airborne theme asa blue-clad Seahawk with Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale. Ive only played soccer two years, Miller said. And I played as a defender just half of the season this year, which will be the position Ill be playing at Broward, so I will need to train hard this summer Astandout volleyball player at Lake Placid as well, Millers athleticism is apparent, and considering the Dragon summer conditioning program for the volleyball team, she is no stranger to putting in the hard work. After the soccer season ended, she tried out at both Broward and Webber and received the offer of a scholarship from both, but a few factors swung the decision toward the coast. I really liked the coach, Miller said. We meshed well and he has a lot of passion for his team and soccer And then there was the family factor. Both my parents attended the school and I have family in the area, so it felt really comfortable with it. By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID So many ways a game can go. Achance can be taken a dvantage of, or an opportunity can be snapped away. S uch was the case T uesday night as the Green Dragons held off visiting Avon Park in a 4-1 win, to open both teamsdistrict schedule. Heath Harris and Brad Torres squared off on the mound, meaning hits were likely going to be at a premium this night. And they certainly were with the two right-handers pounding the strike zone Harris would strike out seven in seven innings, Torres five through six each walking just one batter. Both defenses were up to task too, keeping it a scoreless affair until the bottom of the third. Thats when Torres walked his lone batter of the night, Laine Daum, to lead off the inning. Tyler Carr followed with a bloop single to right and when Nevada Weavers sacrifice bunt attempt got pasta charging Trey Marley, the bases were loaded with nobody out. e just got caught there, Avon Park head coach Whitt Cornell said. The timing of the pitch wasa little off and Trey was a little too aggressive, got a little too close and the bunt got past. But Torres reached back and struck out the next two hitters to nearly get out of it. But Pike Cloninger looked the other way on an outside fastball and laced it down the line in right for a bases-clearing triple. Josh Montero followed the same tactic with a single to right to bring Cloninger in for a 4-0 lead. lot of good pitchers like to stay away, so we tell the kids to take the approach of going the other way SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, March 9, 2012 Page 3B N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Nevada Weaver races around third, at head coach Dan Coomes beseeching, in Lake Placids 4-1 win over Avon Park Tuesday night. Third-inning rally lifts Dragons Lake Placid4Avon Park1 See LP, Page 4B Courtesy photo Members of the EDGE Comets pose with their National Champion Banner after the Mardi Gras National Championship in Lakeland on Sunday, March 4. S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Forget the American archetype of blonde cheerleader in tight sweater pining for the muscled quarterback. T he world of cheer no longer means sideline squads that exist solely to support other teams. The EDGE All Stars from Sebring are no exception to this rule. E DGE Cheer Center, home o f the EDGE All Stars, is the training center for over 120 athletes that compete in cheerleading in addition to the students in tumbling and hip hop classes. These athletes began working on routines filled with tumbling, stunting, jumping and dancing skills in June. Through hard work and major dedication and sacrifices of time, these young people have learned how to work as a team in order to make these routines come together for their competition season. Athletes on the competition teams represent Highlands, Hardee, Polk and Okeechobee Counties. And so far the 2011-2012 season is proving to be a great one for the six competitive teams that train for hours every week for those two minutes and thirty seconds at competitions on the weekends. The EDGE Twinkles are made up of nine girls, ages 4-5, that compete in the Tiny 1 Division. They placed first at the EDGE shines on the competition floor See EDGE, Page 3B Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Jodi Bluml is a Minnesota native who enjoys the Florida sun and watching her husband Cliff play senior softball inL ake Placid. S he also has spent her life working in internet technology and designing websites, lpsoftball.com is her creation. I did lpsoftball.com for the many players who want their families up north to know what they do in Florida w inters, said Jodi as she kept score for Cliffs Yates Insurance team. This way, they can see pictures and rosters and read the accounts of the games. In Wednesday action, Jodis scoring pen worked overtime in recording a 29-28 win by Yates Insurance (126) over Lockhart Service (612). Ron Hanish, Joe Hedges ( two doubles), Wood Hoffman, Jeff Stanley (double) and Gary Pixley each had five hits, with Pixley get-t ing the walk-off winner. For Lockhart, Darrel R ichards, Bill Gallagher, Rod Palmer and Howard Carney e ach hammered home runs. Richards had five hits, w hile Carney, Tom Ashley (two doubles Grubbs (three doubles four hits each. Dick Cooks Seminole Tire (9-9 league, made it five wins in a row with a 29-18 win over Central Security (9-9 The two teams are now tied for second, each three games behind Yates Insurance with three games to play. Ray Wilson, Jim Guild, and Skip Raller (home run each had five hits, while Cook chipped in with four (two doubles Gallo Gonzalez made a dazzling catch in left field for the play of the game. The Noles were aided by the return to action of injured players Glenn Wearsch and Rick Marshall. The two combined for eight hits, with Wearsch pitching the victory. For Central Security, Mike Kratt and Dana Hurlbut each had four hits. On Monday, Jodi had her old-fashioned scoring pen working as Yates bested Central Security 25-20. Central was leading by one run with Yates batting with two out and none on in the last inning. One more out and Central would have its tenth one-run game of the year and a tie for first with Yates. The resilient Yates team, however, put up six runs to go ahead, then disposed of the Central hitters in the bottom half of the inning to take a two-game lead in the standings. Don Ward was the hitting star for Yates with five hits, including a grand slam home run and a key double in the late rally. Bluml used all of his 6 frame to haul in a long drive by Duke Hensley for the play of the game. Pete Matthews pitched exceptionally well considering the high winds for the Securitymen. Jim Lorne added a roundtripper. Seminole Tire made new manager Dick Cook look like a genius with their fourth straight win under his leadership by defeating Lockhart LP Seniors go hightech See SENIORS, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lake Placids Taylor Miller put pen to paper Thursday morning, signing to attend and play soccer at Broward College. Back row, left to right: Assistant Principal Valerie James, assistant coach Manolo Resendiz, head coach John Merlo, athletic director Cindy Rivers. Front row, left to right: brother Ricky, mother Jodi, Miller and father Rick. Taylor Miller is going coastal See MILLER, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Zac Taylors good-luck ritual, helmet taps before an upcoming at bat, werent quite enough Wednesday as the SFCC Panthers fell to visiting Pasco-Hernando, 74. Panthers cant hold off PascoHernando


C M Y K STARS SoftballSEBRING Special STARS Coed Softball League began 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 it. Men use a 12-inch ball and women use a n 11-inch ball. Male partners in the community use w ooden bats while everyone else can use any bat. Youth age 16-18 can participate but their parents must sign a waiver. There will be practices from 3-5 p.m., March 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. 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 also be March 24. 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.SYFGarage SaleSEBRING Sebring Youth Football and Cheer will hold a garage sale and registration on Saturday, March 10, at Rons Automotive beginning at 7 a.m. If you have anything you would like to donate please call Ron at 381-5488.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 scramble 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 County Sertoma Jr. Golf Tour Scholarship Fund. To register, or for more information, contact John Delaney at 655-3686.Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, March 31, at the Country Club of Sebring. The four-man scramble with handicap flights has a $65 entry fee per person. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch, along with great prizes for Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions call Alvin Walters at 3815706 or Jerome Matthews at 273-2533. Submit entries by Monday, March 26.A ll proceeds benefit college-bound senior graduates, Class of 2012.Art League Golf ClassicA VONPARK Pinecrest Golf Club will host the 2nd Annual Golf Classic to b enefit the programs of Highlands Art L eague 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 .6th Annual Sottile TourneyLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Associations Annual Nick Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament is Saturday, April 14, at the Placid Lakes Country Club. The event is a four-person scramble with cash prizes for the winning teams in each flight, hole-in-one prizes at three holes as well as other prizes. Golfers tee off at 8 a.m. and the cost is $100 per person or $400 for a team. Entry fee includes Greens Fee, Cart, Beverages and a spectacular feast including jumbo shrimp, pulled pork, BBQ chicken and all the accoutrements. For the sixth consecutive year, Bill Jarrett Ford is helping to underwrite the event, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 hole-sponsors and lunch tickets are included with most sponsorship levels. Proceeds from this tournament directly benefit youth sports in Lake Placid and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nick Sottile Memorial Scholarship Fund. Nicholas Nick Sottile was a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper and hometown hero killed in the line of duty in January of 2007. LPAAdonates all the organizations proceeds to youth sports in Lake Placid. LPAAhas donated more than two-million dollars to youth sports since its inception. For more information, contact Laura Teal 441-0729 or Darrell Heckman at 441-0417. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia2317.575 Boston2018.5262 New York1821.462412Toronto1326.333912New Jersey1327.32510 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami309.769 Orlando2515.625512Atlanta2316.5907 Washington929.2372012Charlotte532.13524 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago338.805 Indiana2314.6228 Milwaukee1524.38517 Cleveland1423.37817 Detroit1326.33319WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio2612.684 Memphis2315.6053 Dallas2317.5754 Houston2119.5256 New Orleans930.2311712Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City318.795 Denver2218.550912Minnesota2119.5251012Utah1919.5001112Portland1920.48712 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2215.595 L.A. Lakers2316.590 Phoenix1721.447512Golden State1521.417612Sacramento1326.33310 ___ Wednesdays Games Utah 99, Charlotte 93 Toronto 116, Houston 98 Washington 106, L.A. Lakers 101 Philadelphia 103, Boston 71 Miami 89, Atlanta 86 Oklahoma City 115, Phoenix 104 Minnesota 106, Portland 94 Chicago 106, Milwaukee 104 New Jersey 101, L.A. Clippers 100 San Antonio 118, New York 105 Cleveland 100, Denver 99 Sacramento 99, New Orleans 98 Memphis 110, Golden State 92 Thursdays Games Orlando at Chicago, late Dallas at Phoenix, late Fridays Games New Jersey at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Utah at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Portland at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. New York at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 9 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers4216791180137 Pittsburgh4021585212170 Philadelphia3721781213193 New Jersey3724579184176 N.Y. Islanders2829965155195 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3923381214154 Ottawa3525878209201 Buffalo3128870166188 Toronto3030767200209 Montreal25321060174189 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida31221274163184 Winnipeg3227872176187 Washington3228670175188 Tampa Bay3129668187226 Carolina25271565177203WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis4218791174132 Detroit4321389211156 Nashville3821783188171 Chicago3625779203200 Columbus2138749156216 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4118890211166 Colorado3529474178181 Calgary30251272164185 Minnesota28291066144187 Edmonton2634658175198 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas3626577179180 Phoenix3325975173170 San Jose3324874181166 Los Angeles31231274147143 Anaheim29281068170188 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Wednesdays Games Buffalo 3, Carolina 2, OT Pittsburgh 3, Toronto 2 Thursdays Games Buffalo at Boston, late N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, late Florida at Philadelphia, late Tampa Bay at Washington, late Los Angeles at Columbus, late N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, late Anaheim at St. Louis, late Colorado at Nashville, late San Jose at Dallas, late Minnesota at Phoenix, late Montreal at Edmonton, late Winnipeg at Vancouver, late Fridays Games Florida at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Calgary, 9 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Boston301.000 Detroit501.000 Seattle51.833 Los Angeles21.667 Oakland42.667 Kansas City32.600 Toronto32.600 Baltimore22.500 Cleveland22.500 Minnesota33.500 Texas22.500 New York23.400 Tampa Bay14.200 Chicago03.000NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct Houston41.800 Milwaukee21.667 San Francisco32.600 Chicago22.500 Cincinnati22.500 Los Angeles11.500 New York22.500 Washington22.500 Philadelphia23.400 Pittsburgh23.400 Colorado12.333 Miami12.333 Arizona14.200 Atlanta14.200 San Diego14.200 St. Louis02.000 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Wednesdays Games Washington 3, St. Louis 3, tie N.Y. Mets 7, Miami 0 Baltimore 6, Minnesota 0 Detroit 5, Atlanta 1 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Yankees 0 Toronto (ss Houston 10, Philadelphia 3 Toronto (ss Texas 6, San Diego (ss Chicago Cubs 6, Kansas City 4 San Diego (ss San Francisco 8, Colorado 6 Oakland 3, L.A. Dodgers 3, tie Seattle 6, L.A. Angels 4 Milwaukee 10, Chicago White Sox 6 Cleveland 10, Arizona 2 Thursdays Games N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto, late Atlanta vs. Baltimore, late Houston vs. Washington, late Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, late Tampa Bay (ss Boston vs. St. Louis, late Detroit vs. Tampa Bay (ss Miami vs. N.Y. Mets, late L.A. Angels vs. Cleveland, late San Francisco vs. San Diego, late Cincinnati vs. Milwaukee, late Seattle vs. Chicago Cubs, late Oakland vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Chicago White Sox vs. Texas, late Kansas City vs. Colorado, late Fridays Games St. Louis vs. Minnesota at Ft Myers, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Houston at Kissimmee,1:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss. Yankees at Tampa, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Atlanta (ss 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix,3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cincinnati (ss Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Washington vs. Miami at Jupiter, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Boston at Fort Myers,7:05 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with 2B David Adams, OF Zoilo Almonte, RHP Dellin Betances, LHP Cesar Cabral, C Francisco Cervelli, 2B Corban Joseph, RHP George Kontos, 3B Brandon Laird, OF Justin Maxwell, OF Melky Mesa, RHP Brad Meyers, RHP William Mitchell, RHP Ivan Nova, SS Eduardo Nunez, SS Ramiro Pena, RHP David Phelps, RHP Michael Pineda, C Austin Romine and RHP Cory Wade on one-year contracts. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Softball at Mulberry,6:30 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball hosts Spring Break Tournament,vs.LaBelle,6:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball hosts Spring Break Tournament,vs.Bozeman,6:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Baseball vs.Hardee,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Hardee,6 p.m.; Softball at DeSoto, 5:30/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY: Track and Field at Lake Highland Prep,10 a.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Blue Devil Classic,Winter Haven,TBA SFCC T ODAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,2 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,1 p.m.; Softball at Pasco-Hernando,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,3 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball at St.Petersburg,5 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Baseball vs.Tenoroc,7 p.m.; Softball at Sonrise Christian,5 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Spring Break Tournament,Lake Placid,vs.Hardee,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Spring Break Tournament,Lake Placid,vs.LaBelle,1:30 p.m. M M L L B B P P R R E E S S E E A A S S O O N N F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 9, 2012Page 3B 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 Golf HammockThe Ladies League played a Low Gross and Low Net event on Wednesday March 7. Winning Low Gross in the First Flight, with an 87, was Laura Kebberly, while Marian Passafume was one shot behind, at 88, for second. In Low Net for the First Flight, Florence Towell took first with a 64 and Lorraine Friend was second with a 68. Taking Second Flight Low Gross h onors was Wanda Hastie with a 95. Trudy Stowe was second for the flight with a 100. Low Net for the Second Flight went to Nancy Porcari and her 68, with Nancy Senior second at 69. Last Monday, March 5, the Monday the Mezza Group played IndividualP ro-Am golf at Golf Hammock Country Club. In A group Mike Winchester was in first place with plus 3 and in second place was Frank Borgia at even. D avid Mulligan took first place at minus 1 and there was a tie between Les Campbell and Dave Baker at even in B group. C group saw Doug Haire scored plus 2, and in second place a tie between Joe Martini and Bob Topel at even. Paul Brown made plus 6 in D group for first and Bobby Culbert was in second place with plus 2. Curt Matterson scored plus 2 in E group and a tie between ShortyC rocker and Danny Geier at minus 1 in second place. Jack Schell was in first place with plus 3 in F group and Kathy Baker was in second place with plus 1. In G group, Ned Bauer scored plus 9 for first place and Gerry Geouque was in second place with plus 4. Dick Botelho scored plus 3 to take first place in H group and tied for second placew as Bob Morrison and Janet Regan at plus 1. Greg Brewer took first place with plus 8 in I group, and Harold Traxlers plus 2 took second place. Doc Thomas made a p lus 5 that was good for first place in J g roup and Bill Alesi made plus 3 for second place. I n K group Jim Freese finished in first place with plus 3 and a tie in second place between Larry Giangreco and Geoge Privetera at even. Ron Geouque made a plus 3 to take first place in L group and Karl Mellor ins econd place with plus 1. Next week the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 8 a.m. T he banquet will be at the Golf Hammock restaurant starting at 2 p.m. For more information, call 4142110.Harder HallThe Ladies League played a Pro-Am Points event on Monday, March 5. The winners were: First place, Jolly Ryan with plus-4; second place, Pat Chance with plus-3; and third place, Lorraine Forcier with plus-2. The Ladies League played a Total Score Minus Putts full handicap event Thursday, March 1. The winners were: First place, Jackie Christopher with 30;t ying for second/third places were Lorraine Forcier and Diane Darroch with 31 each.Lake June WestA Scramble was played on Thursday, March 1. Winning first place was the team of Ron a nd Sylvia West, Walt Nagel, Jane Roush, Ott and Maxine Wegner with 47; second place, Ron Hesson, George Cloud, John and Gloria Huggett, Jim and Helen Mellon with 48; and third place, John and Shelly Byron, Margaret Schultz, Norm Grubbs, Ron and Carol Cobert with 49. C losest to the pin: (Ladies Diane Roush, 3-feet-3-inches; and No. 8, Marie Ailor, 5-feet-7-inches. (Men No. 4, Bob Orr, 3-feet-4-inches. The Mens Association played their 2012 tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Bill Hintz had a Hole-In-One on No. 12, 146 yards, he was using a 5-iron. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Joe Switz, 1-foot-4-inches; No. 4, Pete Otway, 8feet-8-inches; and No. 8, Claude Cash, 4-feet-7-inches. No other scores were available.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, March 6, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association played Day One of their annual Flight Championship on the Cougar Trail course. T he A Flight (0-10 hcp John Starks with net 69, Jan Hard and Bob Hinde with net 71, and Gary Behrendt with a net 72. The B Flight (11-16 hcp Day 1 included Bart Bartholomy at net 68, Dave Kamish at 70, Bo Bohanon at 71, and Pat Shatney and Vince Ferreti tied at 73. C Flight (17-18 hcp G erry Esty at net 68, Ken Rohr at 70, Gene Hearn at 71 and Dale Stevens at 72. The D Flight (19-25 hcp pulverized by the Man from Bahston, Charlie Keniston, who turned in one of his best rounds, a net 59. Other D leade rs were Ed Clay at 63, Richie Eastep at 64 and Dave Docherty at 70. The final round of the Flight Championship will be held Thursday a nd reported next week. Jamfest Mega Jam in January and second at the Mardi Gras Nationals in March. Members are Baxley Hines, Jasmine Delgado, Harley Richards, Brooklyn Reed, Emma Sevigny, Riley Sevigny, Ellie Grace Whitehouse, Lynlee Baker and Zowy DeMeere. The EDGE Novas compete in the Youth 1 Division and this team is comprised of 18 girls, age 6-12. They placed third at UCA Regionals in December, second at Jamfest in January, fifth at Florida State Championships in February, and second again at Mardi Gras Nationals in March. Members are Noemi Vargas, Mimi Guzman, Becca Temple, Vivian Rhodes, Emma Baird, Ansley Katsanis, Paige Benton, Kristal Deery, Hannah Edwards, Cassidy Turner, Abby Bernardo, Tori West, Lilly Byrd, Arreona Hawthorne, Taylor Simmons, Lauren Lower, MacKenna Crawford and Halley Shiers. The EDGE Comets, a true powerhouse of talent, are made up of 22 boys and girls, ages 5-8, and they compete as Mini 2. They have placed first at UCARegionals, Jamfest, and second at the Florida State Championships. At the Mardi Gras Nationals, they were crowned the National Champion of the Mini 2 Division. Members are Shane Dale, Addy Gose, Hayli Simmons, Tori Morris, Karlee Baker, Miya Hawthorne, Ashley Bible, Morgan Hancock, Emily Katsanis, Anna Piccione, Kinsley White, Madeline Swaine, Corin Smith, Kassidy Caputo, K arissa Baker, Madi Culverhouse, Madison Austin, Emma Rowe, Jenson Dewitt, Christiana Tomblin, Greer Smoak and Star Parker. The EDGE Eclipse team is a Junior 2 team of 20 boys and girls, ages 8-14. Competing in a very tough division, they have grown throughout the season, placing second at UCARegionals and Jamfest, fourth at Florida State Championships, and fifth at Mardi Gras Nationals. Members are Emily B ennett, Juliana Jackson, Jordan Jackson, Jocelyn Jackson, Sara Heier, Jessica Schalk, Mariah Wyatt, Jessica Townsend, Shelby Ziegler, Kylie Caputo, Chelsea Feickert, Isabella Knott, Skylar Cook, Reed Forsee, Riley Taylor, Keelan Beevis, Sabrina Deery, Haley Hill, Ashton Coffey and Lorelei Strickland. Members filling in for injuries include Jessie Kovens and Quanteja Bostic. EDGE Odyssey is our Junior 3 Coed team, made up of boys and girls ages 7-14. They have placed second at UCARegionals, first at Jamfest, second at Florida Championships, and third at Mardi Gras Nationals. Members are Spencer Thompson, Kami McGrath, Taylor Granata, Anna Roberts, Stephanie Roberts, Katie Carol, Sydney Donovan, Juliana Jackson, Lindsey Day, Kayla Albritton, Madison Hancock, Alexis Newgent, CarolineT aylor, Sarahi Rivera, Sariah Barajas, Adrianna Springsteen, Brittany Tucker, M adison Leaphart, Maci Leaphart, Rilian Smith, Haley White and Genesis Moro. Alternate member is Taylor Mendez. The EDGE Galaxy is the oldest and most advanced team. They compete in the S enior Coed 4 division and the team is made of 31 male and female members, ages 8-1 8. They placed first at UCA Regionals, third at NCA R egionals, and second at Jamfest Nationals. This team is headed to Orlando this weekend to compete at UCAAll Star International Championships at Disney World, one of the largest championship competitions of the cheerleading season. Members are Josh Heflin, Jorge Vicens, Trey Blair, Chris Hawthorne, Kyle Smith, Joey Burnside, Ben Ayuang, Jamar McPherson, Damian Thompson, Kiersten McSheffrey, Tarryn Paterson, Merry Roberts, Gracie Smoak, Quanteja Bostic, Brittany Welch, Brittney Carlisle, Taylor Clark, Dallas Carlisle, Anslee Kinslow, Megan Crews, Anna Roberts, Darby Farr, Taylor Granata, Sami Jo Hawkins, Cheyenne Sexton, Sumer Lewis, Jordan Sinness, Cayli Watt, Petey Biron, Lexie Delgado and Kami McGrath. Alternate members include Madison Grubb and Jessie Kovens. Each of the teams will be heading to their final competition, the NCAInternational Championships, in Daytona Beach on Saturday, April 21. In preparation for this, the teams, along with the Rec. Cheer and Hip Hop classes, will be performing at the Annual EDGE Spirit Expo being held at the Highlands County Fair Convention Center on Friday, April 13. This event is open to the public to see what all of these amazing athletes representing our community can do. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 5-11, and free for ages 4 and under. Tickets go on sale on Monday, March 19 at t he EDGE Cheer Center, located at 502 Maple Ave. in Sebring. You can also purchase them directly from one of our team members. Event sponsorships are also still available along with purchasing a vendor booth at the event. For more information, call the EDGE at (863 Continued from 1B EDGE bringing home plenty of hardware Courtesy photo EDGE Eclipse performs one of their pyramids at competition. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Second Annual Mary Toney H.O.P.E. Foundation Basketball Tournament will tip off at the Sebring High School Gym on Saturday, March 17, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be male and female brackets for teams of three to four players broken down into age groups. Girls can have a maximum of six teams in each age group, from 7-9, 10-12, 1315 and 16-18. There will be a maximum of eight boys teams in each of those same age groups. Cost is $5 per player and firstand second-place prizes will be given. The two younger age groups, for boys and girls, will start their games at 8:30 a.m., with the older two age groups beginning play at 1 p.m. All teams need to report to the gym 30 minutes prior to the first game of their division. There will be concessions, music and a guest speaker, along with plenty of basketball fun, so come spend the last day of Spring Break supporting Helping Other People Elevate. Registration deadline is Thursday, March 15. For more information, contact LaVaar Scott in Sebring at 214-3880, Teon Robinson in Lake Placid at 201-3826, or Ricardo Wright in Avon Park at 253-2313. 3-on-3 Hoops for HOPE Tourney


C M Y K Service 25-24. Cook had four hits, including a home run. Joining the Four Hit Parade were Chet Johnson, Larry Oser (triple Hedges. For Lockhart Service, manager Darrel Richardsa nd Rod Palmer homered. H oward Carney and Norm Grubbs had five hits (double Stephenson banged out two doubles and Bill Gallagher had a double and a triple. Dont forget to check l psoftball.com for further league information. Lake Placid head coach Dan Coomes said. Sometimes thats hard for them to do and its a ground-out to shortstop, but that was a clutch hit by Pike. Avon Park then looked to cut into the lead when Tyrone Perry singled up the middle to start the top of the fourth. But while Lane Crossens hard smash looked headed for right, second baseman Ricky Miller snagged it and s tarted a 4-6-3 double play. That would come back to hurt all the more as Marley and Alfred Big Red Brown followed with consecutive singles before Harris could get out of the inning. Another Devil chance came in the sixth, with Perry again leading off with a single. Looking to stay aggressive, a hit-and-run was put on and, with Perry off with the pitch, Crossen again made solid contact, smashinga frozen rope. It was, however, right at Dragon first baseman Morgan Lott, who snared the line drive and took the short step to first for the double play. Avon Park finally got onto the board in the top of the seventh, when the Lake Placid defense got a little dicey. Brown reached on an error and Torri Pringle induced Harrislone walk of the game. But Harris struck out the next batter, then got a comebacker for a force at second, but a pop-up just beyond the infield in short right was dropped and Brown came in to score. The ensuing pop-up, however, was handled and this one was in the books. (Harris ball really well and keeping his pitch count down by throwing strikes, Coomes said. He threw 75-percent strikes tonight, just 84 pitches, and had real good command. ere still not hitting the ball real well, too many flyb alls, he continued. But were making progress and learning how to win. After starting the regular season with three straights hut out wins, the Devils dropped their second, having fallen to Fort Meade last Thursday, 4-2. Both games, we just didt do what we do, which is to get guys on, set the table and execute, Cornell said. couple times we were a bit too aggressive, but thats Avon Park baseball, being aggressive. You cant teach them to be aggressive, you either have it or you dont, and we do. Sometimes the intensity will have guys trying to do too much, but we can work on that. The Devils hosted Mulberry Thursday night and face visiting Tenoroc tonight, while the Dragons were at Hardee Thursday. Both teams will then renew acquaintances next week with Lake Placid hosting their annual Spring Break Tournament and welcoming Hardee, DeSoto, LaBelle and Bozeman, along with Avon Park. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, March 9, 2012w ww.newssun.com MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 1 1 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Tyrone Perry had two of A von Parks four hits, but w as left waiting on deck when the final out was made Tuesday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Pike Cloninger laces this pitch down the right field line for a bases-loaded triple, keying Lake Placids 4-1 win. Continued from 1B LP gets better of AP By STEVEN WINE Associated PressMIAMI Touchdown, Peyton Manning. T he former Indianapolis Colts quarterback landed late W ednesday afternoon in South Florida, drawing the a ttention of local TVnews helicopters and NFLfans e verywhere. His private plane arrived at a small airport 30 minutes from the Miami Dolphins complex, but he then rode off in a different direction with the news media in pursuit. When his van reached Miami Beach, it pulled over in a church parking lot, and Manning emerged to tell reporters South Florida might not be his final destination. Manning has a condo here and has been working out with former Colts teammate Reggie Wayne, who lives in South Florida. Mannings not necessarily Dolphins-bound, he said. I have no idea who wants me, what team wants me, how this process works, Manning said. I dont know if its like college recruiting where you go take visits. I mean, this is all so new to me. One TVstation broadcast the interview live, even staying with the audio feed when the video turned shaky. Manning landed in South Florida just four hours after he bid the Colts goodbye at a news conference in Indianapolis. They cut the injured quarterback rather than pay a $28 million bonus due this week. The Dolphins are one of s everal teams expected to court Manning, but a person familiar with their plans said Manning wasnt in town to m eet with the team. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condit ion of anonymity because the Dolphins hadnt comm ented on Manning. Other teams considered p otential suitors for Manning include the Cardinals, Broncos, Chiefs, Jets, Seahawks, Titans and Redskins. I literally have not had one conversation with anyone about these teams, Manning said. It has been so hard for me trying to figure out some closure with my situ ation with the Colts. ... I havent thought about teams and I dont know who is interested, I really dont. T his is all new to me. But look, the Miami Dolphins have a great organization, a g reat history there, they have new people in place. And so y ou have no idea what teams are interested. W hen the Dolphins hired Joe Philbin as coach in January, team officials privately said owner Stephen Ross would strongly pursue Manning if he became available. The team has started 16 quarterbacks since Dan Marino retired. The incumbent is Matt M oore, who played well last year after Chad Henne was sidelined in Week 4 by a season-ending shoulder injury. B ut there are doubts that Moore is a franchise quarterback, and if the Dolphins d ont sign Manning, they may pursue the PackersMatt F lynn or try to trade up from the No. 8 spot and draft a q uarterback in the first round in April. Henne is a free agent and unlikely to return. Miami has developed a recent habit for big-name acquisitions. The Heat landed LeBron James and Chris Bosh, and the Marlins added four AllStars and manager Ozz i e Guillen in a recent spree. Heat guard Dwyane Wade tweeted that he liked the ideao f Manning joining the Dolphins. W ade said, peyton that number 18 wld look gr8 in a d olphins uniform..steve ross lets go.. marlins & heat s tyle..All in. James also endorsed the notion of Manning joining the Dolphins. Hey, Im just saying, I heard the Dolphins need a quarterback, he said. And Peyton is available. AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami contributed to this report. Manning lands in Miami, final destination unknown Continued from 1B Seniors t aking it down to the wire As for her future goals, Miller has an eye toward being a sports broadcaster, though that is a bit further down the road. My goal now is to succeed these next two years and get a lot better, she said. Hopefully I can then transfer to Florida State and maybe play soccer there as well. Millers ability, along with her tenacity and passion for the sport, will serve her well in trying to turn that hope into reality. 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C M Y K Seizures, suicide and murder have triggered the ban of K2 and bath salts. Will more people have tod ie in order ban the latest jewelry cleaner? Once again doctors and scientists are being ignored and dealers are continuous-l y pushing these dangerous and potentially deadly drugs on our society. Theyve recently come up with another that experts are sure will create thes ame effects. Jewelry cleaner, also k nown as Cosmic Blast, is synthetic cocaine and its making its way to thes helves of convenience stores. T he package says Mix with 1 cup water, add jewelry and shake for 20 seconds. The directions are purposely misleading, butf or some reason people know exactly what to do w ith it and dealers now think they have a new way to hide from the law. E ach of the synthetic drugs we have seen have h ad severe impact on the body, but this new ingredient could spread changes int he body for days. In the past weve seen the main ingredient MDPV ( a stimulant and hallucinogen) in the Cosmic Blast, b ut dealers are also adding Naphyrone, the ingredient that spreads changes in theb ody for days. According to toxicologist D r. Christopher Long, This is a whole new toxic dimension. Theres no stops o your body temperature goes up over 100, maybe 1 06, 7, 108 in which case youd fry your own brains. Youd cook your brains in your skull and when it does this then youb ecome completely crazy This is extremely scary f or many people, including parents, law enforcement, drug prevention specialist,d octors and lawmakers. There are so many things t hat need to be done to address synthetic drugs and it seems that once one isb anned another is hitting the shelves. Is this something H ighlands County needs to worry about? Absolutely. H ave we had any instances with it yet? And is it being sold in Highlands County? After contacting the Highlands County SheriffsO ffice, we have learned that Highlands County has not had any instances of this as of yet and it has not yet been determined if this hasr eached our convenience stores in Highlands County. However this is a new synthetic drug just on the market. Cosmic Blast is defin itely something that parents, teachers, school r esource officers and the entire community need to be aware of. W e all need to be an advocate against the sale in H ighlands County. If you are ever somewhere that sells this destructive drug, make it known to the owner what itd oes to people and what havoc it could bring to our c ommunity. For more information, to join our email list or ques-t ions please email us at asherley@drugfreehighlands.or g or find us on Facebook & Twitter. Amanda Sherley is project coordinator for Drug Free H ighlands. Guest columns are t he opinion of the writer, and not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Low Vision Group to meetS EBRING The Low Vision Information Group is meeting on Thursday at noon at St. John United Methodist Church on GrandP rix Drive in Sebring in their education building. The featured speaker is Dr. Ralph Bourjolly and his topic will be VisionR ehabilitation 2012. Bourjolly, a board certified optometric physician, obtained his degree from New England College ofO ptometry in Boston, Mass. Bourjolly brings more than 18 years of specializede xperience in glaucoma management, contact lenses, Lasik co-mangement,c ataract co-management, dry eye and allergic managem ent. Known as The Computer Geek for the Eyes,B ourjolly occupies his professional time as a strong a dvocate for the advancement of Electronic Medical Records (EMR This information group is hosted by HandicappedA mericans Love of Life Organization. I f you would like to be on our post-card list for announcements, or for anyo ther information, please call H.A.L.L.O. at 385-1196, e mail: halloinc@embarqmail.com or write: H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, S ebring, FL33872. Also join them on FaceBook at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. T he March meeting is the last of the season for the group. The group will be resuming the lectures in October.Outreach scheduleA ce Homecare will offer the following community outreach events: Today: 7 a.m., Health Fair, ARC Residence, PleasantS treet, Avon Park. Monday: 8:30 a.m., Health Fair, Hammock Estates, Hammock Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe assist-e d living Community, Sun n Lake Boulevard, Sebring. T uesday: 7:30 a.m., H ealth Fair, Lakeside Gardens, C.R. 621, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Herons Landing, Herons Landing Lane, Lake Placid;1 0 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S.2 7 Sebring. Wednesday: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Neiberts, U.S. 98, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Palm Estates, U.S. 98,L orida. Thursday: 9 a.m., Health Fair, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Ck. Road, Sebring; 10:30 a.m., Caregivers support group, Balmoral assist-e d living Facility 93 Balmoral Road, C.R. 621, L ake Placid. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 9, 2012Page 5B I NFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 0 0 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 3.639"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 6 6 HEALTHYLIVING Snapshots Dangerous new drug being sold as jewelry cleaner Guest Column Amanda Sherley


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C M Y K DearPharmacist: My friends daughter has rickets,I didnt think that was possible in this day and age. How do I protect my kids? A.E., Boston, Massachusetts A nswer: Rickets is the result of vitamin D deficiency and it causes bowed legs and spinal deformity in children. Low D in adults con-t ributes to osteoporosis. Vitamin D turns into a hormone in your body, and emerging studies suggest that statin cholesterol-lowering drugs are drug muggers of vitamin D (and CoQ10 Y ou can test your vitamin D levels, the blood test is i nexpensive. Just as an aside, if you are low in D, you are probably low in Atoo. Upping your vitamin D with supplementation can helpo ffset drug mugging from statins, control auto-immune disorders, improve blood sugar levels, reduce cell damage that leads to cancer,a nd help with conjunctivitis. People with gluten intolerance (and Celiac disease need to know vitamin D is essential to close tight junctions so unwanted proteins do not leak out into your bloodstream. Vitamin D keeps zonulin in check so simply put, a deficiency in vitamin D can worsen intestinal hyperpermeability and i ncrease auto-antibodies. Back to rickets, since that is my focus today. Why is rickets making a comeback? I can answer that in a single word: Sunscreen. Early last year a smatteringo f stories alerted people in the United Kingdom that a 1 2 year-old girl complaining of aching legs had been found so deficient in vitaminD that she was in a pre-rickets condition. It turned outh er mom had been slathering her with SPF 50 sunscreen every day before she went outdoors. Anumber of UK doctors then stepped forwardt o acknowledge that rickets was becoming more common. Rickets can cause deformed legs and spines and that simply should not be happening. If you want to protect your kids, let them get some of the sunshine vitamin! You can eat it too. Vitamin D is found in cod liver oil, wild-caught coldwater seafood and egg yolks. Some people shy away from seafood (due to mercuryc oncerns) and from eggs (because of cholesterol conc erns which I dont agree with). Milk and cereals fortif ied with Vitamin D may not be ideal either, due to dairy o r grain sensitivities.So what are you going to do? Even if you have a healthy diet of lean grass-fed meats, organic fruits and vegetables, and nuts, I still think you should bare some skin int he sun. At this time of year, getting sunshine for 10 to 20 m inutes several days a week is impossible if you live in t he northern latitudes. Also, depending on upbringing, religious beliefs and personal preferences, some parents teach modesty with their daughters. They insist on l ong sleeves, skirts, pants or head cover-ups. If this is the c ase, a D supplement is part icularly essential in reduci ng risk for rickets and a dult-onset auto-immune diso rders. S uzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real S olutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 9, 2012Page 7B BEST HEARING CENTER; 5.542"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 4 4 GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 8 8 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; h ealthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 9 9 D R. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 3 3 APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 7 7 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 3/9/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 7 7 5 5 8 8 HEALTHYLIVING Vitamin D helps from head to toe S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING As an Iyengar yoga practioner for more than2 0 years, certified yoga instructor Dr. Nancy Dale introduces the postures, body integration, and breathing techniques that contribute toh ealth and wellness through this traditional yoga practice. What is yoga?The word yoga means union, stressing a mental/physicali ntegration of the mind and body through various levels o f asanas or postures and pranayama, a rhythmic control of the breath, toi mprove body alignment, build strength, and quiet the r estless mind in order to focus on the attainment of this goal. Iyengar yoga is a researched yoga disciplined eveloped more than 70 years ago by BKS Iyengar, stressing integration of body and mind with an approach firmly based on individuald evelopment and practice. Dale is teaching a yoga class again, this time in the serenity of her log home. Classes are small. F irst-time yoga students welcome. Walk-ins are welcome to try out a class for a small fee. The class focuses on various levels of asanas withp ersonal instruction and attention to correct form for t he greatest benefit. Interested yoga practioners and new students are invitedt o join in a variety of familiar poses and new ones to a ddress personal levels of practice. Each class begins with the yoga breath for healing, calming the mind and bodyt hen proceed through various asanas. Each class will finish under the stars on the screened patio (weather permitting) and the restorative savassana. C lasses are held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays for all levels welcome. Call Dale at 214-8351 or e-mail nancydalephd@gmail.com for details and directions, or visith er website at www.nancydalephd.com/. Dale offers yoga class C ourtesy photo Dr. Nancy Dale is a certified yoga instructor and is offering classes in Ivengar yoga. Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen Associated PressAnyone with a Twitter account can now be among the first to know about food recalls with a new servicet he Department of Agriculture is rolling out. The USDAsays statespecific food safety alerts for meat, poultry, andp rocessed egg products are included as well as information on how to protect foodd uring severe weather events. Up until now recalls have b een announced in news r eleases and on a general USDATwitter feed. The agencys Food Safety and Inspection Service says state feeds willb etter provide information directly to people affected by recalls. Food recalls often involve specific states where food was distributed. T he alerts can be followed by listing your state's two-letter designation fol-l owed by underscore then FSISAlert. Florida, for example. isF L_FSISALERT. USDA to begin issuing food recall alerts on Twitter GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT F ROM THE SOURCE TALLAHASSEE Florida pharmacists would be able to give vaccinations for pneumonia and shingles under a bill that's going to Gov. Rick Scott. The measure (HB 509 received final passage Wednesday in the Florida Senate by a 36-1 vote. It previously passed in the House. If Scott signs the bill, Florida would join 46 other states that already allow pharmacists to give the shots. The bill is a compromise with doctors and includes a provision allowing the shots only if prescribed by a physician. Bill lets pharmacists in state give some types of vaccinations


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, March 9, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listingin this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239 0390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families; Joy Loomis, music director; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. orchestra rehersal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 6 p.m. evening worship. Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. mission programs. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services withC hildrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6p .m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863ebsite: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at theR OC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study a nd Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31 Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCAS EBRING This is the third Sunday in Lent. Worship service with Communion will be led by Rev. Jefferson Cox. Worshipa ssistant/lector is Ed Graff. Eucharist assistant is Jim Fiedler. Wednesday is the soup supper at 5 p.m., followedb y worship service titled Why Have You Forsaken Me? led by Lois Hess. Soup suppers will be every Wednesday at 5 p.m.,t hrough March 28. Tuesday is the WELCA Salad Luncheon and pro-g ram. Ladies, members and visitors are welcome to share lunch and enjoy an interest-i ng program presented by Lois Hess.Christ Lutheran Church, ELCAAVON PARK Pastor S cott McLean will preach a sermon Sunday titled Bragging Rights. Wednesday is a soup supper and worship. The theme forL enten devotional is The Trials of JesusThe Voice o f Pilate by Pastor Richard Norris. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east theA von Park High School. For more information, call 4712663 or online at christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morningi s titled Substance. The keynote is from Psalms 116 :7, ...the Lord has dealt bountifully with you: The church is at 146 N. F ranklin St.C hristian Training Church SEBRING Associate M inister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled Seeing What He Sees at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bibles tudy will not meet on March 14.Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID The S outhern Gospel Ministry of Don and Wilma Robinson w ill be Wednesday. Don plays the piano, trumpet and s ings; Wilma shares in the singing. There is no charge for the event; a love offering will be taken and there are seven projects on CD or cas-s ette that are available for a donation. There will not be Agape Cafe this Sunday. Eastside Christian Church i s at 101 Peace Ave., two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621. Phone number is 465-7065.E mmanuel United Church of ChristS EBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, Love Wins, with Scripture taken from Psalm 19. T he church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock RoadC all 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday m orning, the church celebrates the third Sunday of L ent. The leader, Ken Hall, will deliver his sermon titled Christ the Wisdom and Power of God from IC ornithians 1:18-31. Bible study on Sunday is Religions of the World (Focusing on the U.S. by Roy Allen Tuesday. 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, Pre-Lent Service Soup & Sandwich Dinner, followed by the 6 p.m. Lenten Service. T hursday, join the Faithful Followers for a potluck luncheon, a devotional and fellowship. Middle and high school y outh will on Friday, March 16 enjoy a light dinner, movie and planning for they ear of activities to do. No charge, just come with a good attitude.First Christian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Is The B ible Relevant & Reliable is the question the pastor w ill answer this Sunday with from II Timothy 3:16, which states All Scripture is Godbreathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correct-i ng and training in righteousness. Without God meaning e nds; but with God relevancy and reliability begins. Sunday is a free seminar Provide and Protect by BillT wadell from Florida Christian College. Twadell will bring information about how to provide and protect the family by an estate plan-n ing attorney who will answer: Should you have a will or trust? Who is a good guardian for your children? When does your healthcarea gent make critical decisions for you? How can you preserve assets for loved ones? Guests will receive a complimentary Wills PlannerG uide or may use a free Internet Wills Planner account. The seminar will beh eld at 6 p.m. Sunday evening. Dont miss out on the a nnual Chili Cook-Off at 6 p.m. Wednesday There will b e plenty of food, fun and fellowship to be had by everyone. F irst Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. C amphor St. (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or tor equest information. The church website is w ww.firstcchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table on Sunday will be Juanita Roberts and LindaE llis. Communion will be served by Chris Baker, Diane Beidler and Carol Chandler. Childrens church leaders f or Sunday will be Mike and Carol Graves. The pastors sermon for Sunday is titled The Lamb and the Three Angels, takenf rom Revelation 14:1-7. For more information, call the church office at 385-0 352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor BobJ ohnsons sermon will be Authority in the Church b ased on I Corinthians 11:216. Special music will be provided by Margaret Phillips and Ruth Mann. T he adult Sunday school RELIGION Church News Continued on page 9B


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 9, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Way Church EFCA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each m onth. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year roundfice phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com 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 to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 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. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett. Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. 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, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m. in the educational building. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school and nursery and childrens ministry; 7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 6990132. Call the church office for m ore information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School,9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC 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, FL33825. (863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web s ite: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.; High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on 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. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir andPLACESTOWORSHIP class is continuing its study of D avid in II Samuel Chapter 22 and the four main themes of Davids song of deliverance. On Wednesday, Johnson will lead the Bible study on the topic The Basics of the Faith. There will be no choir practice this week. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Christian R elationships II is the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. First United Methodist Church o f Sebring SEBRING Rev. A.C. Bryants sermon this third Sunday in Lent is Promise to a Sinner and a Favor to a Disciple with Scripture taken f rom Luke 23:43 and John 19:2527. The youth choir will provide the special music. The Bloodmobile will be in the church parking lot from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Call the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit t he website at www.sebringfirstumc.comHeartland Christian Church SEBRING Pastor Ted M oores sermon this Sunday during the Praise and Worship service will be The Hand in the Coconut! with Scripture from Mark 8:36. T he service will also include Stan Skidmore singing Had It Not Been, and Little Heartland Singers Mini Concert. Adult Bible study is Evolution Creation The Big Bang Theory taught by Pastor Ted Moore. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix phone number 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Service. Pastor Jerry McCauley will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall on the subject, A Look At The Lords Prayer from the Sermon on the Mount. An Evening of Worship and Inspiration on Sunday with C rossover Quartet from Pennsylvania presenting southern gospel music family-style and M emorial United Methodist Quartet presenting gospel music. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. The phone number is 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, The Word Became Flesh, is taken from the first chapter of the gospel of John. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message.St. John United Methodist Church SEBRING The Rev. Ronald D e Genaro Jrs message will be Temptation: Riches at all three services. Biblical reference is from Mark 1:12-13. Trash and Treasure sale is Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. CrossOver Gospel Concert is Saturday at 6 p.m. Nursery is provided at all services.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake U nited Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weaver's sermon for Sunday morning will be The Wisdom of Denial. Fellowship follows thes ervice.The Way Church EFCASEBRING The Way Church celebrates becoming an EFCA church. The message will be given by Glen Schrieber, southeast district superintendent of theE vangelical Free Church of America. A celebration dinner will follow the worship service. The Way Church EFCAis at 1 005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The pastor is Reinhold Buxbaum. The c hurch phone is 471-6140; the pastors cell is 273-3674. For church information and the pastors messages, go to www.thewaychurch.org. C ontinued from page 8B RELIGION RELIGION GUIDELINES: T he N ews-Sunp ublishes r eligion news on Fridays. T he submission deadline i s 5 p.m. Monday to be c onsidered for publication i n the following Fridas paper. S ubmit items to theN ews-Sunsf rom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toe ditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,N ews-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S outh,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 3856 155,ext. 516.


C M Y K Special to the News-SunA VON PARK The Community Bible Church at 1400 County Road 17ANorthw ill celebrate a triumphant day in its 29-year history. The p roperty is free of debt. On Sunday a mortgage burning will take place in them orning worship service. Founding pastor, the Rev. T om Schankweiler, will be the guest speaker in that service and special music will be rendered by family members. A commemorative service willb e conducted at 6 p.m. and celebrations will follow in the f ellowship hall on this first Founders Day. The public is invited. S chankweiler founded the Missionary Aviation Ministry s even years earlier in Summerfield and made regular flights to Haiti and islands o f the Caribbean. In searching for a better location for that ministry, he was attracted to Avon Park because of its excellent airport. S chankweiler searched for property where he could also fulfill a vision to start a new church and develop a community for winter residents whow ould join him and his family in these efforts. T hey discovered a 20-acre p lot of land at 1400 CR 17A North. It was overgrown by d ense tropical vegetation and large oak trees. Aswamp covered a good portion of thee astern part of the property. Alot was cleared at the s outheast boundary and the first mobile home was set up. Awell was drilled, but the w ater was contaminated from chemicals used in the nearby orange groves. Local officials did not allow them to move into their new home, soS chankweiler rented a house on Memorial Drive for his wife Sally and their four children in 1983. They began conducting w orship services in their home, as well as a Christian D ay School for children of the families who attended the c hurch. While residing in the city, land clearing was begun in earnest and a new well wasd rilled. This time the aquifer was reached and the water w as pure. The pastor was able to move his family to the new site. An addition to theirm obile home was constructed for a place of worship. T he section nearest 17A was perfect for the future permanent church and school. A ground breaking ceremony took place in 1985 and thef irst of the three-phase worship center was completed in 1 986. While raising funds for phase two of the church, somem obile homes were set up to accommodate childrens mini stry and a cafeteria. The four Schankweiler children worked along side their pare nts and volunteers doing whatever was necessary to make the ministry succeed. Aspiritual retreat called Camp Meeting was estab-l ished in January that year. Snow Birds taking refuge from the cold up north have joined local people and visitors from across Florida fromt hen until now for worship services and the preaching of G ods Word. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, March 9, 2012www.newssun.com BOYS & GIRLS CLUB; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, keister family fiddle; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 7 7 6 6 3 3 RELIGION C ourtesy photo During Sundays special service, Community Bible Church will burn its mortgage, 29 years after the land including the Orange Blossom Fellowship Community was bought. R ev. and Mrs. Tom Schankweiler Community Bible Church prepares to burn mortgage Temple Israel celebrates PassoverSEBRING Temple Israel of Highlands County, 1305 Temple Israel Drive,w ill celebrate Passover with aTraditional Seder at the Synagogue at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6. The meal includesa choice of brisket or chicke n, from soup to nuts. This Passover dinner is open to the community. Reservations are required and the cost is $46 for non-m embers. For more information and reservations, call 382-7744. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, March 28.CrossOver in concert twice this weekendSEBRING CrossOver, a Southern gospel group from Central Pennsylvania, w ill perform as part of the St. John Concert Series at 6 p.m. Saturday. The group has performed throughout Pennsylvania and theS outheast at churches, malls and private parties. S t. John United Methodist Church is at 2314 Grand Prix Drive (justb ehind Walmart). Call 3821736 for information. C rossOver will also be at Memorial United Methodist Church, Lake Placid onS unday at 6 p.m. To begin this evening of praise and worship, the m ens quartet of Memorial Claude Burnett, Charles R eynolds, Dan Durrance and Jack Sanders will open the evening with presentations of their gospel music. T he church is at 500 Kent Ave., east of U.S. 27 behind the tower, overlooking Lake Clay.Special service at Faith Missionary BaptistSEBRING Marriage on earth is designed to be precious and Holy. This Sunday will be spec ial at Faith Missionary Baptist Church, as the pastor will share what the Bible says about this marvelous event. T he opportunity will be given to married couples to hold hands and renew their marriage vows to each other. The church is at 1708 LaGrange Ave.Georges to perform at Leisure Lakes BaptistLAKE PLACID Gospel music with a Nashville style, featuring Julian and Bonnie George will be performed this Sunday at Leisure LakesB aptist Church during the continuation of the winter concert series. The husband and wife musical team will make their second appearance in Highlands County. Following the morning service there will be dinner on the grounds served in t he church fellowship hall. All are welcome. The church is at the w estern end of Lake June. From U.S. 27, take Lake June Road to Miller, turn-i ng north on Wildflower. C all 699-0671.Drama Team at DeesS EBRING The Drama Team will be at Dees Place, 128 N. RidgewoodD rive in Sebring, from 6-9 p.m., on Saturday, March1 0. Cost: Free donations accepted. Food: Snacks and desserts. C ome see the dramas put on by the youth of First A ssembly of God. You will b e blessed.Klatt to present organ recitalL AKE PLACID Joshua Klatt will present an organ recital at FirstP resbyterian Church, 117 N. Oak Ave., at 4 p.m. Sunday with sweets in the courtyard at 3:30 p.m. The program will include piecesb y J. S. Bach and Cesar Franck as well as hymn arrangements and works bym odern composers. Klatt studied organ with P itagoras Goncalves, a native of Brazil, at Pensacola Christian Collegea nd holds both a bachelor of arts and a master of arts degree in Music. He graduated from his bachelors degree with honors and ful-f illed his master's program as a graduate assistant working in the colleges secretarial office. Alongtime member of First Presbyterian Church, Klatt has also served as a substitute organist at severalc hurches in Sebring.Bookman speaks at Bible ConferenceSEBRING Dr. Doug Bookman is the guest speaker for the March Bible Conference at Maranatha Baptist Church, March 1114. Meetings will be at 6 p.m. each evening and Sunday at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. The subject of the conference will be Behold the Lamb of God, rehearsing the events of the Passion W eek. B ookman has served on the faculties of PillsburyC ollege and The Masters College, and currently is professor of New Testament at Shepherds Theological Seminary in Cary, N.C. He also served as National M inistries representative with Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. He and hisw ife, Dianne, live in Cary, N.C. The Maranatha congregation extends a cordial welcome to friends from the c ommunity to share in this opportunity. The church is at Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road, two miles east of State Road 17 N For more information, call 382-4301 or 214-4859.Prime Timers host l uncheonLAKE PLACID Prime T imers of First Baptist Church, 119 E. Royal Palm St., will host a covered dish l uncheon at noon Monday in the fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish tos hare and a friend. Last Generation Ministries Mike and Karen Matieszyn will bes inging.Leisure Lake ladies learn about organizationL AKE PLACID L eisure Lakes Baptist Church announces the third annual Ladies Luncheonw ill be held Tuesday at the c hurch. The theme, How the Virtuous Woman Got So Much Done, will featureM ary Frances Ballard, a C hristian journalist from Yorktown, Va. She will be speaking on a biblical andC hristian approach to personal and home organization using the five Ps of Orderly Places. The speaker is the author of an organizing book, Orderly Places, a feature writer for the James River Journal, and a contributor to the Chicago Tribunesd aily press blog, Room and Yard. Leisure LakesBonnie M iesse will also be providing music with her autoharp. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and runs through 2 p.m. There is no charge for the event; a love offering will be taken. All area women are invited to RSVPthe church office through Monday by calling 699-0671 to reserve a place. The church is at the western end of Lake June. From U.S. 27, travel west on Lake June Road to Miller Avenue turning north on Wildflower. Snapshots Special to the News-SunAVON PARK It was with joyful anticipation and thankful hearts that First Presbyterian Church of Avon Park celebrated its 50th anniversary on Feb. 5. The worship service was attended by 170 people. The choirs introit was Joyful Thanks and their two special anthems were Lead OnO King Eternal and Be Thou My Vision. Rev. John Rogers, former pastor from 1979 to 1986, gave a brief remembrance of his time here. Following the service, members and friends adjourned to the fellowship hall where a catered meal was served by the Palms of Sebring. To begin the program, Rev. Darrell Peer, pastor of the Sebring Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, presented the church with a new podium with the insignia of the ARP denomination. A30-minute DVD of the past 50 years was shown highlighting the building of the church in 1962 and the addition in 1994, the elders and deacons, events of the church such as fellowship, missions, work days, womens ministries, craft group, youth, mens fellowship, Christmas activities and choir. Letters from former pastors and former members and friends were read. Distinguished guests were recognized such as former pastors, visiting elders and deacons and two ladies who were of two of the original 21 charter members and baptized in this church. Rev. John Rogers then gave a talk reminiscing about how he and his family were welcomed here and accepted after the long tenure of the previous beloved pastor, Rev.W.O. Ragsdale. He mentioned events and steps the church took to acquire growth and adopt new outreach areas. Humorous events were also recalled. To close his talk, Rev. Rogers challenged the church to continue to rely on God for guidance and strength in the next 50 years. The 50th anniversary committee, under the leadership of Chairman Nelson Crews, thanks everyone who had a part in the success of this celebration. First Presbyterian of AP celebrates 50th anniversary


C M Y K B y CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticYes, there is life on Mars i n John Carter, and its deadly dull. T hese are not words you would expect to use in describing a film from A ndrew Stanton, director of the Oscar-winning Pixar favorites Finding Nemo and WALL-E, whos making his live-action debut. Andy et there they are, and theyre inescapable. Except for a strong cast, a few striking visuals and some unexpected flashes of humor, John Carter is just a dreary, convoluted trudge a soull ess sprawl of computer-generated blippery converted to3 -D. Its the unfortunate film thats loaded with exposition and yet still ends up being massively confusing. It probably will also seem r ather derivative, but thats because the source material, Edgar Rice Burroughsclassic pulp tale APrincess of Mars, has been so influen-t ial on pop culture in general and science fiction specifically for the past century. Youll see glimmers of Superman in our heros leaping ability, some Star Wars in the insect-like flight vehicles and a whole lotta vatar in the lanky alien creatures who inhabit Mars, as well as the interplanetary romance that blossoms. John Carter himself, played with rugged, independent quiet by Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch, seems akin to Clint Eastwoods Man With No Name. And his smartalecky, deadpan quips in the face of adventure and danger recall the glibness of Indiana Jones. Still, the film as a whole may seem impenetrable for the uninitiated. From a script by Stanton, Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon, John Carter finds the title character, a Civil War veteran prospecting for gold, suddenly transported from the vast, craggy landscape of the American West t o the vast, craggy landscape of Mars (or Barsoom, as its known here). There he finds himself in the middle of a different kind of civil warb etween various species. He becomes the prisoner of the six-limbed, greenskinned, giant warrior Tharks, led (through motion-c apture performances) by the benevolent Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe); his daughter, Sola (Samantha Morton and the gruff Tal Hajus (Thomas Haden Church Meanwhile, the humanoid factions from Helium and Zodanga are battling for control of the whole planet. Heliums Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins) is being forced by her father (Ciaran Hinds Zodangan leader Sab Than (Dominic West) in hopes of achieving a truce. The devious Sab Than has other plans in mind, with some encouragement from Matai Shang (played by the ever-reliable bad guy Mark Strong), one ofa trio of troublemaking, shape-shifting Therns. You keeping up so far? You need a flow chart? Youre not alone. Anyway, Dejah escapes and John Carter rescues her or at least thinks he rescues her. Wearing little more than a bra, a loincloth and s ome henna tattoos, Dejah is an impossible mix of beauty, brains and butt-kickingp rowess. Shes a scientist AND a swordswoman and John Carter is refreshing in allowing its female lead to be every bit the equal of her m ale counterpart. From here, John Carter must decide whether to remain a stoic loner and go back to Earth or stay andf ight the good fight for the betterment of another planet. There are plenty of battles to be had with various creatures (in which Kitsch is as nearlyn ude as Collins is, so everyones happy) but also way t oo much chatty nonsense about ancient scripture andg ates and goddesses and some blue, sparkly weapon thingy that gives its bearer super-duper powers. None of this provides John Carter with the sort of rousing, crowd-pleasing momentum that a long-gestating blockbuster with a reported budget of $250 mil-l ion should have; it all seems rather dense and self-serious. Thankfully, theres the pleasingly goofy creature who becomes John Carters de facto animal companion. Hes sort of a monster-dog hybrid: an overgrown pug with a sweet, smushy face, incredible speed and boundless enthusiasm. This gives John Carter something in common with yet another pop-culture phenomenon, The Artist: The dog is the best part. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 9, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 3/9/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 DIVERSIONS DearAbby: My sisters and I grew up in a horrible household with our mother. She was not only OK witht he severe abuse and neglect we suffered, she encouraged it. Now grown up, my sisters have moved out of state and have noc ontact with her. My contact with Mom is limited although I live close to her.M y sisters want her to know nothing about them, and they are very cautious. R ecently, one of them had a beautiful baby. Im h appy for her. Because of the abuse she suffered during our childhood it wasd ifficult for her to conceive, so this seems like a m iracle. I was given the news on the condition that Mom is not to know about the baby, nor is anyone whot alks to her aunts, uncles, children, grandchild ren and our cousins. If I dont keep my promise, my sisters will cut me out oft heir lives, too. Im angry about it. I didn t hurt them, MOM did. I went through the same nightmare they experie nced. How do I deal with all of this now? Prisoner of the Past DearPrisoner: Your sisters have dealt with thea buse they suffered by going away, leaving all reminders behind. You chose to maintain contact with your mother. You havem any valid reasons to be angry, but please do not a im your anger at your sisters for wanting to protectt hemselves from someone who condoned and encouraged their abuse. Because you are having difficulty with your emo-t ions, contact Childhelp to find the location of a qualified counselor near you. The toll-free number is 800-422-4453 and its web-s ite is www.childhelp.org. With professional help, you will be able to finally work through the feelings you have been avoiding for so long and start your own healing. DearAbby: We have two sons, a toddler and an infant. Im a stay-at-home mom who plays in the mud, sand and dirt with her boys. I wear my bathing suit or a T-shirt and shorts. Later, well take a bath or shower together. Its safer a nd easier for me to be in the large, deep tub with them. We have bubbles,s ing songs and make silly hairdos with shampoo. The b oys never touch my body or point to my parts. My husband thinks I s hould be more modest, but Im the one who nursed t hem. Im the one they watch on the potty to learn. My nudity is never sexual in any way. Do you think its OK for my boys to seem e in the buff? Carefree Mommy in S arasota DearCarefree Mommy: There is a differenceb etween interacting with your very young boys and b eing sexually provocative. I see no harm in what youre doing. Be modest w hen the kids are a little older, but for now theres no danger of them building an unhealthy mother fixation. DearAbby: In the past you have asked readers to tell you their pet peeves. You know what really irksm e? Its when a man I havent seen for many y ears runs into me and has changed to the point ofb eing unrecognizable lost most or all his hair, stomach sagging to his groin and totally out of shape and the first thingh e says to me is, Oh, youve gained weight! What can I say to these fools without slamming a mirror over their headsb ecause apparently they dont own one? Not The Only Chubby One in Texas DearNot: Try this: Have YOU looked in the mirror lately? Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Daughter raised in abusive home burdened by past Dear Abby F rank Conner/Disney/MCT Star Taylor Kitsch tries to avoid creatures in "John Carter." Trip to Mars is no fun in John Carter Movie Review John Carter Rating: PG-13 (intense s equences of violence and action)R unning time: 131 minutes Review: (of 4 B y CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticLets just get something out of the way off the top: Silent House creates the illusion that its a hauntedhouse thriller crafted in one long, continuous shot. The camera followsE lizabeth Olsen around a creepy, creaky lake house thats under renovationa nd were right there with her for every bump, jump and thump of her heart. T his isnt exactly the case, and husband-andw ife directors Chris Kentis and Laura Lau acknowledge as much they actu-a lly pieced together several long takes to create one s eemingly seamless feature-length film, a process that must have required a great deal of planning, choreography, breath-h olding and prayer to pull off in its own right. B ut once you realize that what youre watching is a trick albeit onet hats beautifully executed from a technical standp oint with a final twist thats really a gimmick, its novelty loses a bit of its l uster. Still, Olsen always makes the movie watchable. She has to she appears in nearly everys ingle frame and the fact that shes dressed in a flimsy, cleavage-baring Tshirt and frequently photographed from aboved oesnt hurt. Olsen stars as Sarah, a 2 0-something woman helping her father (AdamT rese) and uncle (Eric Sheffer Stevens) fix up the familys longtime, dilapidated summer home in hopes of selling it. Thep lace is boarded up from the inside, so its pitch black even in the daytime, and anyone walking around must carry al antern or flashlight to see where theyre going. This is crucial to creating a sense of tension and fear: We all feel like were wandering around in the dark together. Kentis and Lau, who previously directed the stripped-down, 2004 hit thriller Open Water offer an unsettling vibe from the beginning. Its clear that something disturbing has gone on here; in particular, the conversations between Sarah and her uncle are just a bit off in tone. Along-lost friend (Julia Taylor Ross) shows up with fond memories of playing together as little girls but strangely, Sarah cant even place her. So its no shocker that Sarah quickly comes undone in this claustrophobic setting as her paranoia escalates. It could happen to any of us, and heres a young woman who seems a bit shaky and lost already. Silent House features several genuine scares and giggle-inducing jumps and, since this isnt your typically over-edited contemporary horror movie, they dont feel screechy or cheap. mounting feeling of fear. But once the ultimate twist is revealed, you may find yourself feeling frustrated or even disgusted rather than frightened. Rated R for disturbing violent content and terror. Running time: 88 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. Silent House an impressive gimmick LOS ANGELES (AP A teenage activist has collected more than 200,000 signatures in an effort to change the R rating of the teen-focused documentary Bully.e. The 17-year-old Katy Butler met Wednesday with MPAAofficials and delivered four boxes of papers containing the signatures she collected online. She is urging the organization to change the films rating from R to PG-13 so more young people can see it. Bully follows five young bullying victims and their experiences during the school year. Joan Graves of the MPAA says that though Bully is a wonderful film, the organizations primary responsibility is to provide information to parents about filmscontent. Bully earned an R rating because of its use of profanity. Teenager petitions to change R rating for Bully


C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, March 9, 2012 SOURCES: DICTIONARY.COM, TEACH-NOLOGY, SCHOLASTIC ARTWORK MCT BYHE ATHERSV OKOSMcClatchy Newspaperso uldnt it be great if your kids were informed about our political process, and they d idnt tune out as election season tunes up? W e talked to some experts on the topic of kids and politics; here are their tips on how t o get kids interested in Decision 2012, even if they wont be old enough to vote for another p residential election or two.Linda EllerbeeThrough her Nick News program on Nickelodeon, the critically lauded newswoman has spent nearly two decades giving kids a voice on current events. How parents can help: Over and over on Nickelodeon, I have to keep saying: Our job is not to talk to kids; our j ob is to listen to kids.When you listen to a kid, youre showing respect. And when you show respect to a kid, y ou find out that they probably know more than you think they do, and that they have opinions. U se campaign ads as a learning o pportunity:If youre watching TVwith your k ids which is always a good idea talk to them a bout what theyre seeing: Is this a fair ad? Does that mean, if you dont think this ad is fair, that maybe t hat candidate isnt fair? Discussion starters: Why couldnt a pare nt say to a kid: Who do you think I should vote for?Let the kid know that its not a test, and they dont have to agree with you.T HEJOURNALISTValirie Morgan, former kid reporter for Scholastic NewsM organ was a high school freshman during the 2008 presidential election and is especially interested in news about g oing green, health care and immigration. She got interested in politics through her parents, adding that although her opinions occasionally d iffer from theirs, they have good conversations about the issues. What should adults do? Bring it to our level, come up with some controversial topics and let us debate. Debating is the most fun way for k ids my age to get involved, arguing out their ideas. What should adults not do?The only thing I personally w ouldnt want is a one-sided interpretation of politics, like if your teacher is just telling you about her ideas. You have t o have the whole storyTHE KIDSuzanne Freeman, executive editor, Scholastic News OnlineS cholastic is a school resource that teachers can use in classrooms; its Kids Press Corps is a group of students (ages 9-14 who report on the election from their hometowns. According to voting on Scholastics website, the top issues concerning kids are the economy, the environment and the war in Afghanistan.Her tips for sparking interest: 1.Answer questions, but keep it simple. If you dont know the answer, look it u p together.2.Ask kids questions that might spark their curiosity. What do you think about a woman being president? If you could ask a president ial candidate a question, what would it be?3.Find out what theyre talking about in class and figure out how to connect to it.4.Allow them to get involved. Visit www.scholastic.com; vote in a poll; check out the candidateswebsites.THE EDUCATORBallot:Asheet of paper or a computer lineup where you cast your vote; a method of secretly voting. Campaign:The competition for votes, and all the activities (ads, speeches to getting votes. Candidate:Someone running for a political office. Caucus:Another way (besides primaries that political parties pick nominees; a series of meetings to discuss candidates and vote. Debate:Ameeting or assembly where candidates discuss their opposing viewpoints. Delegate:Amember of a political party who helps determine the partys presidential nominee. Delegates are usually longtime party members, and they vote on the nominee at the partys national convention (see below Electoral College:Agroup of delegates from each state that elects the president and vice president, based on how people in their states voted. Each state has a different number of delegates based on its population. There are 538 electoral votes. Acandidate must get half of them, 270, or more to win. National convention:Each major political party holds a national convention after the primaries and caucuses. Based on the results of the primaries, the party officially elects its nominee for president. Nominee:Aperson who is chosen to run for political office. Poll:Asampling of how people feel about nominees and issues, and how they mig ht vote. Political party:Agroup formed based on shared political beliefs or opinions. There are two major parties Republican and Democratic. Primary:Apreliminary election in which members of each party vote for candidates to represent them in the general election.VOCABThe ElectionDay Disaster (Capital Mysteries Series #10), by Ron Roy (Random House Childrens Books, ages 6-9)The presidential election is less than a week away, but KC and Marshall have more important things on their minds their Halloween party at the White House! The morning after the costume party, though, KC and Marshall wake up to a trick, not a treat. Someone has posted damaging photos of the president on the Internet, photos that were digitally doctored! Will they ruin President Thorntons chances for a second term? Or can KC and Marshall rescue the election? See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House, by Susan E. Goodman (Bloomsbury USA, ages 8-12, revised edition expected July 2012)Everyone is discussing the presidential election on TV, in class, over the dinner table. Lots of talk, but what does it mean? See How They Run explains our countrys most important decision-making process VOTING and how and why kids might want to get involved. Democracy is serious business, but you can laugh and learn at the same time. Presidential Races: Campaigning for the White House, by Arlene Morris-Lipsman (Lerner Publishing, ages 12-15Follow the changes in presidential campaign strategies from the nations early leaders to 21st century contenders. Meet the personalities that have defined the office, from George Washington to Barack Obama, the nations first African American president. Learn how strategies to pick candidates, raise money, run campaigns, sway voters, and elect leaders have evolved. And see if you can predict what lies ahead for Americans in upcoming presidential elections. Election Day, by Lynn Peppas (Crabtree Publishing, ages 5-8)Election Day is an important day when citizens choose a leader. But not every country has elections. Young readers will learn about democracy and its history, how a polling station works, and how votes are counted on Election Day. Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts, by Syl Sobel (Barrons Educationa l Series, ages 7-12)Young readers will be fascinated by attention-catching facts as they read about major presidential campaigns, from George Washingtons election in 1789 to Barack Obamas victory in 2008.BOOKS