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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 03-16-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K By BARRY FOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Saturday,the 12 Hours of Sebring will celebrate its 60th anniversary on St. Patricks Day.The Race has fallen on the veneration day of the patron saint of the Emerald Isle only a handful of times in the six decades of racing here. Interestingly enough,it hasnt been until recently the race itself has actually fallen on March 17. The first St. Patricks Day 12 Hours was in 1979. Porsche didnt need the Luck othe Irishto assure themselves a podium finish, however. Bob Akin,Rob Mcfarlane and Roy Woods took the checkers in their Porsche 935. In fact,935s took the top six positions and it was not until Roger Mandevilles 13th-place finish that anything other than a Porsche crossed the finish line. On St. Patricks Day in 1990,it was a real Irishman,Derek Daly, who won the 12 Hours in a Nissan GTP-ZTX with co-driver Bob Earl. Daly later would tell reporters he NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, March 16-17, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 36 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 83 61Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Perfect weather for the Races Forecast Question: Should Avon Park pursue opening a public park on Lake Isis? Next question: Do you pay attention to who is leading the 12 Hours of Sebring on Race Day? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at O nline I nside Obituaries Bill Bursiek Age 84, of Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 59.3% No 40.7% Total votes: 81 Classifieds8A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Reveiws/Times11B Religion7B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, #1 front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 9 9 9 9 3 3 World of BeerA n intro to the many t ypes of ales and lagers PAGE1 2BOpen house on flood mapsR esidents can review the new f lood maps on March 22 PAGE2 ADevils on topA von Park tops Bozeman f or tourney title in LP PAGE1 B B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Revealing their f ormal evaluation of City Manager Julian Deleon officially Monday night, m embers of the city council were unanimous in their opinion that hisw ork has exceeded their expectations. The evaluation form has 24 different scoring items,from Presents policy-related information completely and accuratelyto Accepts responsibility for undesirable results. E ach quality or skill is given a rating,each worth a specific number of points:No basis for rating (0xceeds expectations (3xpectations (2ways meets expectations (1xpectations (0 Council gives Deleon an A Reviews are all 90 percent or higher Deleon 60THRUNNINGOFTHE12 HOURSOFSEBRING By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Latest numbers from the Southwest Florida Water Management District show the drought continues. As of March 7, aquifer levels had fallen to minus2.37. Last year at this time the aquifer level was minus-0.69. Historically, levels range between 0 to plus-8 at this time of year. In 2011,almost five inches of rain fell in January and February.This year we had only 0.11 inches of rain. What this means is that the ground is dry and covered in dead vegetation. Plants are dehydrated. Conditions are Forestry rangers the first line of defense By ED BALDRIDGE e d.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Tensions increased this week over a pro-p osed annual event in Highway Park as those who want a party o n Easter ran afoul of safety concerns stressed by Sheriff Susan Benton. Benton argued that having the g athering costs taxpayers more than $14,000 in salaries and overtime because of the 41 offi-c ers she called out for the event last year. B enton told the county commission March 6 that last years gathering blocked the flow of traffic and prohibited emergency v ehicles from entering the neighborhood. She also informed commissioners that the music wasv ulgar,where every other word was profanityand unpermitted c arnivals and pony rides happened last Easter. e cannot ignore the absolute disregard for county c ode and county ordinance, Benton said. Benton stated that the 10-yearo ld event has morphed from a gathering of community churche s to a wild party where drinking Sheriff clashes with Highway Park party goers Easter party has gotten out of hand, Benton says, but residents disagree Benton See FORESTRY,page 3A See DELEON,page 3A S ee PARTY,page 5A Who will catch the luck on St. Pattys Day? News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Krohn Racing team members ready the car for testing Thursday at the Sebring International Raceway. The team is hoping its green theme will bring luck on St. Patricks Day. See LUCK,page 7A PA GE2 A B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Hometowns and backgrounds are no matter to the fans of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring; fans come from all over to join with others to enjoy festivities. From locals to international travelers,fans pile into the race track grounds each and every year to eat,drink and party,all while watching some of the worlds fastest race cars. One festive group of locals continued their groups Race Week tradition by setting up at Turn 1 just outFans embrace fun News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS J avan Babcock (from left), Roland Bishop and Johnny Bedwell take a comfortable ride around their camps ite Thursday morning at the track in Sebring. Babcock built the motorized recliner and love seat specifically for Race Week. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Veteran race fans Texas Pete Adams (ladder Scott Key (standing Frying Gizzards Racing. The group has been attending the 12 Hours of Sebring for over 15 years. Ready for green flag to drop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday See FANS,page 6A

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C M Y K Earlier this year, Cpl. Philip McGeath was still alive. Today his smile is ac herished memory to his grieving mother. Im like a mama duck, Phyllis McGeath told The Unknown Soldiers. I knoww hen one of my ducklings isnt with me. P hyllisseven ducklings include two of Cpl.M cGeaths younger brothers, Lance Cpl. Kenneth McGeath and Pfc. Allen McGeath, who are also Marines. But the Arlington, Texas, mother alsof eels a great sense of responsibility for an eighth her eldest sons wife, Sarah. s suffering, the grieving mother said. Theyh ad a lot of dreams. One of those dreams was having children together. They had a baby boy name and a baby girl name picked out, Phyllis said. With only weeks remaining in the 25-year-old Marines first Afghanistan deployment, his loved ones were overwhelmed with excitement. Sarah was setting up their new apartment near North Carolinas Camp Lejeune, while the mama duck prepared to put her eldest son back under her wing. I let myself become complacent by accident, she said. I let myself feel it was over and hed be home. Philip wanted to join the Marine Corps ever since his family spent a few years in Okinawa, Japan, while his father, David McGeath, served as an airman. Though Philip flirted with Air Force and police careers, the very physical young man went to boot camp in 2008 and graduated a Marine. Despite the risks of post9/11 military service, Philips decision made his parents proud. I would always put on my brave face and cheer him on, his mother said. The Marine had to put on his own brave face after two of his five brothers decided to follow in his footsteps. At first, he wasnt real happy that his younger brothers were going to go in, their mother said. But when they made it through boot camp, he was ecstatic. Philip left for Afghanistan in July 2011. e loved him and supp orted him, Phyllis said, her voice cracking from emotion. This is what he wanted, and he wanted to do it well. Even though the comforts m any Americans take for granted were gone, Philip seemed to genuinely enjoy serving with the 1st Battalion, 6th MarineR egiment in southern Afghanistan. As darkness filled Afghanistans war-torn night skies, Philip called home on Christmas morning in America. He was excited, the mother said. I said: Keep your chin up; look to God. But watch where you walk. Always, Mom, the confident Marine replied. On Jan. 18, Cpl. McGeath was killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistans Helmand province. According to his mother, a suicide bomber ona motorcycle came and blew him up in a civilian square. She said three Marines were wounded, including one seriously, in the cowardly terrorist attack. It was such a sucker punch, Phyllis said less than two months after her son was killed. I never, ever, ever expected this. One of the Gold Star mothers only comforts is how fellow Marines responded to the tragedy. He was never alone, she said. I was told by several of his squad members at the memorial service how they all stood by him as he was laying on the stretcher Though angry at the terrorist who murdered her son and annoyed by the subsequent media obsession over Whitney Houstons death, Phyllis wont allow herself to become bitter. He lived a full life in 25 years, she said. We may not have thought it was done, but God thought it was. Her focus is now on making sure her devastated daughter-in-laws dreams stay alive. e want her to love a gain and have babies, Phyllis candidly explained. Philip wouldnt begrudge her any of that happiness. As Phyllis McGeath a djusts to life without one of her ducklings, she hopes a m edia-driven culture will start paying more attention tot he brave men and women who protect the pond. I just want people to understand that there is still a war going on, the mother off allen Marine Cpl. Philip McGeath said. T o find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the C reators Syndicate website at www.creators.com/. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, March 16, 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 14 11017192231x:5Next jackpot $2 millionMarch 10 71419314852x:5 March 7 589162045x:3 March 14 1012131425 March 13 56112835 March 12 67123036 March 11 914162129 March 14 (n 6321 March 14 (d 5260 March 13 (n 4614 March 13 (d 3765 March 14(n 309 March 14 (d 592 March 13(n 599 March 13 (d 561 March 13 1826314017 March 9 2610325 March 6 31621417 March 2 34101921 March 14 18414659 PB: 24Next jackpot $60 millionMarch 10 514172041 PB: 5 March 7 1235454647 PB: 12 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center Active Parenting N ow program comes to countyS EBRING The Childrens Advocacy Center is bringing the acclaimed Active Parenting Now program to communi-t y members. This workshop, geared towards parents of children 5-12 years old, is divided into three sessions with incentivesp rovided to those who attend. Active Parenting Now is sponsored by The School Board of Highlands Countya nd the Champion for Children Foundation. The classes for this session aref rom 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays March 20, 27 and April 3. Classes will be held in theF red Wild Elementary School, 1910 S. Highlands A ve. Homework help and child care provided by local honor society mem-b ers, light food and beverage will be available, as w ell as other incentives being provided for families in attendance. The curriculum shows how a parent can defusep ower struggles, use nonviolent methods for discip line, improve communication with their children as well as teach responsibilitya nd important values. Because there is so much t he material covers, parents are welcome to look over the website at www.activep arenting.com. Many free downloads have been made available. There is no charge to our parents for the materials,f ood, childcare and resources, just call to register and do ones best to attend all three sessions. There is a limit to howm any families can be served at a time, so call to r egister. Contact Saundra Bass at 471-5740 or 402-6 879, or Brittany Lauren, practicum student on behalf of Russell Sharp, prevention specialist, Children Advocacy Center,a t rsharp@hcbcc.org or 402-6879.Mountain Memories at Recreation ClubSEBRING Mountain Memories will be performing traditional Americana and Bluegrass music at the S ebring Recreation Club, 3 33 Pomegranate Ave., f rom 6-8 p.m. today. D oors open at 5 p.m. Concessions are available. Admission is $3.50 perp erson.Buddy Canova plays at Dance ClubSEBRING The H ighlands Social Dance C lub hosts dancing from 7 9:30 p.m. today at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway, where singles are always welcome. Have fun and dance the night away to the music of Buddy Canova. Bring your own bevera ge; ice is provided. Soft drinks, salads, sandwiches, pastries and ice cream are a vailable at the snack bar. Admission is $5 for m embers and $7 for nonm embers. Appropriate dress is required. F or more information, call 840 9038.AMVETS Ladies plan basket raffleSEBRING The A MVETS Ladies Auxiliary i s holding an Imagination Basket raffle from 5-6 p .m.. Saturday at the new AMVETS Post at 623 US 27 South. T ickets for the raffles w ill be available from 9:30 a .m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are 10 for $15 or a $15 purchase entitles one to also receive a free corned beef dinner. Baskets will be on display today at the Post. Along with the basket raffle, there will also be a 50/50 raffle, baskets of b ooze raffles, and a P eoples Choice award.Avon Park Lakes Association serves breakfastAVON PARK B reakfast will be served f rom 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Avon Park Lakes A ssociation Clubhouse, 2714 Nautilus Drive. Menu will include hom emade sausage gravy over biscuits or pancakes, scramble eggs and sausage CO MMUNITYBR IEFS C ontinued on page 5A C ourtesy photo C pl. Philip McGeath, 25, was killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistans H elmand province Jan. 18. The brave ducklings Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands County is releasing preliminary flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs ment. The new maps show the extent to which areas throughout Highlands County are at risk for flooding and will eventually replace the current effective flood maps that are more than 20 years old. T he County will be hosting a community open house to provide the public an opportunity to view the new preliminary maps from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural C enter, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. The open house will provide the public an opportunity to learn more about how properties may be impacted by the m ap update and what material and financial steps should be taken regarding decisions on the purchase, protection and insuring of property. T he maps have been developed by the South Florida and Southwest Florida Water Management Districts through a cooperative technical partnership with the Federal Emergency ManagementA gency (FEMAThe process has included an extensive, multi-year review of the changes brought about by environmental, land use and other natural and man-made factors using the besta vailable data and state-of-the-art aerial Open house on new flood maps planned at Harris Center Thursday See FLOOD, page 5A A ssociated PressT ALLAHASSEE The Florida Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to decide who can set tuition and fees at stateu niversities. The justices unanim ously said they would hear an appeal from a lower court decision thats ays the Legislature rather than Board of Governors h as that authority. Former Gov. Bob Graham and other chall engers contend that power shifted to the board when voters passed a state constitutional amendment creating the panel in 2002.G raham, who also served in the U.S. Senate, championed the amendment to curtail political interference with the universitiesb y lawmakers. The justices rejected the L egislatures argument that the case doesnt meritt heir attention but did not explain why in a brief order. The extent of the boards authority andw hether it includes tuitionand fee-setting are issues of such magnitude they should be resolved by the Supreme Court, thec hallengers argued. Both issues critically impact every public university in Florida, every student attending those universities now and in the foreseeable future, wrote attorney Robin Gibson on behalf of the challengers. Atrial judge earlier ruled in the Legislatures favor and the 1st District Court of Appeal agreed, saying its power to tax includes tuition and fees. The Legislature acknowledged the high court had grounds for jurisdiction because of the appellate court decision, but it argued thats not enough to warrant review by the justices. The lower court ruling was based on years of legal precedent regarding the Legislatures power of the purse, wrote legislative lawyers Daniel Brown and Christine Davis Graves. The decision did not create new law, alter existing law, or incorrectly construe the law Brown and Graves are with the Carlton Fields law firm, which the Legislature has hired to handle the case. The board at one point joined the lawsuit but withdrew after reaching a compromise with the Republican-controlled Legislature. That resulted in passage of a law saying the Legislature can raise tuition system-wide while the board can approve additional increases requested by each of the 11 schools. Court to hear tuition dispute

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C M Y K perfect for wildfires, especially given an early colds nap and drying winds all winter. E nter the Florida Forestry Service. In addition to beinga resource of information and advice, the Forestry Services most important role is the protection of life and property from wild fires. D ue to weather conditions, rangers have been busy. In 2011, local Station 775, lead by Senior Ranger Frank Gibbs, responded to 122 wildf ires that burned more than 3,000 acres. In a single 10day period earlier this year the station fought six different fires that consumed a total of 49 acres. On March 6, Station 775 invited the public to visit and learn about how wildfires are fought. Gibbs said 1998 was a watershed year for the state. That was the year the entire state was a virtual fire storm. e realized we were outgunned, Gibbs said. The state procured federal funding for major reforms and upgrades in equipment. Aprofessional 500-hour training course was inaugurated, stations were built and staffed with mobility in mind. For example, Station 775 has five rangers on staff, each cross trained on every piece of equipment. That means they can be loaned out to other stations anywhere in the state. New specially designed bulldozers were brought online. They have reinforced, enclosed cabs, supplied with charcoal filters, and the latest in hydraulic technology. Its actually a self-contained breathing apparatus to an extent, Gibbs said, it keeps most of the dust and the smoke out. Its a life line, but sitting in it is sort of like being in a coffin. T he low ground pressure dozers are designed for maximum access, wet or dry, a long a front line. They create 8-foot-wide fire breaks by removing all fuel with plowing discs behind and a Vshaped blade in the front. Theo bject is to remove every piece of vegetation until only the mineral soil is left. The job is dangerous, a ffected by wind shifts, the fuel involved and ground conditions. (Fire live, said Melissa Yunas, a m itigation specialist with the Forestry Service. It will hurt you quickly The tall fire watch towers that used to be ubiquitous throughout rural areas are obsolete and being dismantled, Gibbs said. Cells phones, for one thing, have made the reporting of fire quicker, but the Forestry service does not count on concerned citizens alone. Two times a day a fixedwing aircraft patrols Highlands County, looking for smoke and keeping an eye on controlled burns. It saves a lot of time, Gibbs said, and gives us a real-time satellite view. The plane makes it a lot safer In addition, the station has access to a helicopter out of Okeechobee. It helps with surveillance of a fire, but more importantly, it brings in water with a 300-gallon bucket to cool the fire so the rangers can get close enough to create the fire breaks. Local fire departments help, Gibbs said, by bringing in tanker trucks and helping to defend homes. The primary cause of wild fires is man. In certain times of the year, lightning takes its t oll. Man-made fires usually crop up between noon and 2 p.m., lightning fires typicallyh appen in the afternoon, after 4 p.m. T he best way people can protect themselves, especially if they live near wooded areas, is to create a 30-foot clear space around their p roperty. Keep it clean and green, Yunas said. Thats whath ome owners can do for us. She added that every minute s pent creating a fire break around a home at the last minute was that much time lost in fighting the fire itself. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 16, 2012Page 3A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 3/16/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 9 9 9 9 1 1 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comS EBRING As of Wednesday, 20 candidates are running for 11 elected offices in Highlands County. Qualifying week is fromn oon, June 4 until noon, June 8. Candidates may qualify in two ways. One way is by paying a percentage of thea nnual salary for the position sought. In a partisan election, it is 6 percent, 2 percent going to t he candidates political party. In a non-partisan contest, it is 4 percent. The other way to qualify is producing petition signaturec ards, signed by registered voters. In Highlands County a candidate must collect 633. As of Wednesday five incumbents were unopposed:C lerk of Courts Bob Germaine, Property Appraiser C. Raymond McIntyre, Tax Collector EricZ wayer, District 5 county commissioner Greg Harris; and District 2 school board member Donna Howerton. Incumbent School S uperintendent Wally Cox is being challenged by two candidates, William Hutchinson III and Roberta Peck. C andido Candi Garcia is registered to run against Sheriff Susan Benton. The Supervisor of E lections race is shaping up to be the most crowded. This is because incumbent Joe Campbell has announced his retirement. Four individualsa re running for the office: Richard J. Beebe, Susanna H. Bishop, David Flowers, and Peggy Ogg. There are two candidates, M aryAnn Lewis and Janet L. Shoop, for school board District 3, where J. Ned Hancock is retiring. T wo county commissioner seats are in play besides District 5. Barbara Stewarts retirement leaves District 1 open.S o far William D. Bennett and James L. Brooks are the only candidates for the seat. Incumbent commissioner Ron Handley has not indicat-e d an interest in running for the District 3 seat to which Gov. Rick Scott appointed him as a replacement for sus-p ended commissioner Jeff Carlson. Mark A. Pimentel and Michael Stone both seek the office. The primary election is on A ug. 14. Those wishing to vote must be registered by July 16. The general election is on Nov. 6. To be able to votet hen, one must be registered by Oct. 9. So far, 20 candidates running for 11 positions N ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY R angers Josh Watkins (lefton secure a dozer to its flat bed. Being a ranger is, a rewarding job, Ranger M ike Leicht said. The tasks are diversified throughout the year. You get something done. C ontinued from page 1A Forestry Dept. ready to battle wildfires Aperfect score is 72. M ayor Sharon Schuler gave Deleon 70 points, or 97.2 percent; Deputy MayorB renda Gray, 69 points, or 95.8 percent; Councilor T erry Heston, 67 points, or 93.1 percent; Councilor Paul Miller, 66 points, or 91.7 percent and Councilor Parker Sutherland, 65 points, or9 0.3 percent. Turned into a percentage, D eleons average score is 93.6 percent. Gray felt Deleon needed to m ore sensitive to residents on the Southside. She only r ated him as almost always meeting expectations when demonstrating an appreciat ion for the unique culture of the community. This was the lowest mark he received. The council was unanimous in saying it believedD eleon exceeded expectations regarding his interpersonal characteristics and skills. Council members agreed that Deleon demon-s trates the ability to work in harmony with others, minim izing conflict, fostering good will within the organi-z ation, in external relationships, with the public, and other governmental represent atives and interest groups. Miller wrote, I believe t hat Julian has faced some difficult people and situations, and has handled themw ell. Heston wrote, My expect ations align with Mr. Deleons: Work to continue to promote a conservative and sound financial future for the city; continue to pro-m ote economic development by growth in water supply to t he community and growth of the actual city limits; and continue to promote a posi-t ive, collaborative and inviting culture. S chuler said, Julian has used technology to streamline the city S utherland said, Overall, Mr. Deleons performance exceeds my expectations. Monday night Deleon said, Really, I am humbled.T hank you for the excellent reviews. He went on to list his accomplishments: The ongoing annexation program, pay-i ng off 40 percent of the citys debt, the new garbage c ans and the extension of city utilities. Keep up the good work Miller said. Continued from page 1A Deleon gets high marks from council FLAGLER BEACH(AP Flagler Beach Police say a man was killed after complaining about a barking dog. Police chief Dan Cody told the Daytona Beach News Journal the man was shot Wednesday night after he complained to his neighbor about the dog. The names of the victim and shooter were not immediately released. The man who fired the shot, though, was taken into custody. Man killed after complaining about barking dog

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C M Y K N o one supports low standards,or cutting corners. There are too many cautionary tales of students graduating with honors from high school only to discover theyr ead on a fifth-grade level. Obviously,we have to prep are our students for the real world of global competition. Our concern lies in the way t he higher standards are being introduced into the p ublic school system which is to say not at all. Instead,the state is demanding a complete reformation all at once. I ndividual students now face taking a more difficult t est,and needing to get more answers correct to score as well as before. S chools are faced with having to test most English l earners sooner and all disabled students for the first time. Their individual scores m ust be included in the schools evaluation. All of this means student scores will drop,making school averages drop,meaning school grades will drop. W e hope the community does not scapegoat teachers, a dministrators or sub-groups of students when this happens. P ainful as it is,raising standards is a needed rea djustment. We must have a rigorous school system one that truly prepares the next generation. Scores will right thems elves and rise in the long run. T hat is small comfort to students today,however,who have to weather the storm. Som uch hangs on a schools grade,that school administrat ors may be excused for being anxious. All the more reason to hold to a steady course,now that it has been decided. It is impor-t ant to follow through as well. The means must be provided to get the job done. We need to remember this change is more than benefi-c ial,it has been mandated and must happen. Florida received a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Acts annual yearly progress requirements only because itd eveloped an alternative. Some components of the new e valuation system,however, have not been worked through,and others havef aced criticism from the start. This is why we support s lowing the pace of the changes. The FCAT 2.0 is more robust. It was used for the first time in 2010-2011. Give students an opportunityt o get used to it. Wait a year before raising the scale score, r equiring them to get more correct answers to earn a proficient rank. W e applaud the state board for agreeing to a task force m ade up of teachers,administrators and parents so discussions may continue. The place to start is reconsidering t he wisdom of including all disabled students and those E nglish learners who do not yet read English,in a schools general population. Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, March 16, 2012www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGV ICKIE JONESE xt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANE xt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION After nearly 30 years of rapid growth that saved the sagging AM radio format the question is being serio usly asked:is conservative talk radio as we know i t on the way out? According to reports, conservative talk titan Rush Limbaugh has lost 141 advertisers due to his three-day,bordering-onslander verbal assault on G eorgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. The c ompany distributing his show has suspended his national advertising for two weeks. Various analysts note t hat former Arkansas Gov. M ike Huckabee is launching a radio show April 2 in direct competition with Limbaugh. There are rumblings that some stations m ight decide to replace Limbaugh with Huckabee.W hy? Huckabee has shown w ide appeal in his Fox News show where hec omes across as a thoughtf ul conservative who prefers discussing issues to polarizing polemics. Meanwhile,The Daily Beasts John Avlon points to a list that Premier Networks,which distributes Limbaugh and various other conservative talkers,p ut out containing 98 comp anies that dont want their ads on controversial political radio shows anymore. This comes,Avon w rites,at a particularly d ifficult time for rightwing talk radio. They are playing to a (sometimes literally) dying demographic. Rush & Co. rateb est among old,white m ales. They have been steadily losing women and young listeners,who are alienated by the angry, negative,obsessive approach to political conservations. Add to that thef act that women ages 24 55 are the prize advertising demographic,and you have a perfect storm emerging after Limbaughs Sandra Fluke comments. The bottom line:conservative political talk may be outdated business model. Talk to many young people and youll find most dismayed or amused by the anger and rage talk show hosts direct at those with whom they disagree. This is partly generational. Some top talk show hosts are baby boomers. Ive always said American politics will be better off when all of the baby boomers (except me) die off. Many baby boomers seem frozen in polarization stemming from the 1960sgreat war/anti-war divide. Much of talk radio IS hate radio. Republicans hate Democrats. Democrats hate Republicans. Conservatives hate liberals. Liberals hate conservatives. And they all hate moderates. When the liberal talk network Air America bombed big-time one reason was that its talkers tried copying the Limbaugh talk show model and offered strident liberal talk shows that tried to do t o conservatives what Rus h does to liberals. One tinyp roblem:Limbaugh has broadcasting talent and they didnt. T odays conservative talk is now experiencing e ntertainments traditional cyclical nature. The genre could eventually go the way of TV variety shows and soap operas. Plus,withh eightened competition from the Internet,social m edia,and an increasing number of Americans unwilling to continuea ccepting demonizing or demeaning polemics witho ut a strong push-back,the old formula is frayed. The lingering question: E xactly when did we make the shift where it was considered entertainmentto listen to a radio talk show host for three hours a dayf ive days a week demonize another political party and anyone who sympathized with it? When did negatively politically definingt alk become so much fun for millions and why? One r eason:a charismatic talk show host becomes a lis-t eners trusted friend whose viewpoint is believed and absorbed. Market forces propelled talk radio and now marketf orces seem poised to force its evolution. And what have been its key impacts? Greater citizen involvement,increased interest inp olitics and promoting the notions that compromise is a filthy word,big umbrella coalitions are for the weak,and that demonization and denigration of opponents can be fun and profitable in terms of revenue and in getting out the partisan vote. It makes sense that its time for an adaption or shift:after years of the dumbing downof American politics,its time for a smartening up which is apparently whats happening now with some of talk radios potential listeners who seem to crave hosts who have open minds versus perpetually open mouths. Joe Gandelman is a veteran journalist who wrote for newspapers overseas and in the United States. He has appeared on cable news show political panels and is Editorin-Chief of The Moderate Voice, an Internet hub for independents, centrists and moderates. CNN's John Avlon named him as one of the top 25 Centrists Columnists and Commentators. He can be reached at jgandelman@themoderatevoice.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Is conservative talk radio on the way out? Guest Column Joe Gandleman Make 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, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954;or e-mail editor@newssun.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months.Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun .All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY Save the blame game lets just get the job done We are concerned about the state Board of Educations decision to move ahead and raise the standards used in evaluating schools and individual students. Voters need to support GrimsleyEditor: Everyone in the community should give a big welcome home to Representative Denise Grimsley after her outstanding effort and results in the past legislative session. She is a shining example just why it is so vital to have representation from other than the big city metropolitan areas. She comprehends the needs of rural communities and residents and stands strong for them in every instance. The Florida Legislature needs more sincere elected officials with her moral and ethical values. I urge all in the area to ask and support her run for the Senate. All of Florida will benefit from her strong leadership in these challenging times. She has definitely demonstrated her ability to stand toe to toe with the most powerful men in the state with positive results that benefit residents in DeSoto, Glades,Hardee,Highlands, Okeechobee,Polk and St. Lucie counties. Pound for pound,Denise Grimsley is the most effective Legislator in the House of Representatives and has earned the right to serve in the Senate. Lets all help her to keep helping all of us. Austin R. Curry TampaCity should pursue Isis public beachEditor: A land owner on Lake Isis has offered to sell his land on the lake to the city of Avon Park to develop into a city park. He also offered to finance it. The land owner has stated he would like to see this because he remembers swimming in Lake Isis as a kid. This beautiful lake has no current public access. Needless to say,the Lake Isis landowners dont want anyone else to have access to theirlake. Even though all bodies of water in Florida, up to the high water mark,belong to the state and by extension,the citizens. The opposition to this proposed park is nothing more than a case of Ive got mine,and you cant have it. A new city beach on Lake Isis would benefit all the people of Avon Park and would not impede the current landowners from using the lake as well. It is only right for all the citizens to enjoy access to public bodies of water,not just those with the money to buy up the property around these beautiful lakes. The city should take up this offer and build a new public beach on Lake Isis. People should contact the Avon Park City Council and urge them to support this park proposal. D.B. Orr Avon Park BouquetWSVFD appreciates barbecue helpEditor: Chief Mann and the entire membership and board of directors of the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department extend their thanks for the following sponsors who so generously donated their time and/or goods to help us with our 37th annual barbecue:Cohan Radio Network,News-Sun,Sams Club and Winn-Dixie. This years annual barbecue was a great success and we couldnt have done it without the help of these sponsors. Their generosity is genuinely appreciated. 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C M Y K mapping and modeling techniques. You can identify your flood risk online at www.watermatters.org/flood plain or view the flood risk of your property in person at the Highlands County Development Services Department at 501 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. In addition to the open house, there will be a 90-day public comment period where property owners may submit an appeal showing scientific evidence that a map is in error. Residents can learn more about the flood map update and view a timeline of the mapping process and schedule of upcoming events at www.cfrpc.org/floodmapupdate/. For general questions and other inquiries, please contact Highlands County at 402-6650. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 16, 2012Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp main; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 9 9 9 9 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; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 9 9 9 9 0 0 l inks; Maxwell orange juice and coffee. Cost for adults will be $4 and children under 12 is $2.Don & Allen play at ReflectionsAVON PARK Reflections on Silver Lakew ill host a dance featuring Don & Allen from 7:301 0:30 p.m. today. Cost is $5. Bring your own drinks and snacks; ice will be provided. F or more information, call 452-5037.Sebring Village hosts St. Patricks Day DanceSEBRING Sebring Village will host a St. Patricks Day Dance from7 :30-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the clubhouse, one mile b ehind Walmart off Schumacher Road. M usic will be provided by Larry Musgrave. Cost is $3.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Coffee and ice will be provided. C all 386-0045 or 2730875 for more information.Womans Club plans rummage saleLAKE PLACID GFWC Lake Placid Woman's Club will hold it's annual rummage/bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 10 N. Main Ave.Ballroom Dancers celebrate holiday with danceLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will celebrate St. Patricks Day on Saturday at Eastside Christian Church fellowship hall. KeepinIt Green is the theme. There will be a prize for the best of show and the customary door prizes. Music will be provided by Professional DJs, Mike and Peg Johnston from Tampa. Organizers anticipate a few l ocal leprechauns doing their Irish jig and perhaps a song o r two at intermission. Bring green snacks; sandwiches will be available at 6 p.m., and soda and water available throughoutt he evening. Singles are welcome. The newest single h ost will be on hand to dance, along with the other dance hosts. A dmission is a $5 green donation at the door. The fell owship hall is two miles east on County Road 621 off U.S. 27.Author plans book signingSEBRING Telling o nes children bedtime stories is a timeless tradition shared by parents everywhere. In his new book, Adventures inT hackerville (published by AuthorHouse), Steven R. T hacker writes a new collection of stories that will helpc hildren and adults alike to imagine life in humor and the wonder of Gods design in nature. Thacker was inspired to w rite his book after hearing of his children reading bedtime stories to their children. I had stories from my past that I love to tell othersa bout, he says. It is Thackers desire and prayer that these stories will be used of God to stir up the hearts of children and adults alike. These stories will help spark their imaginations. Thacker was born in Southern Ohio in the early 1950s. He was raised by his maternal grandmother and mother who were a considerate influence in keeping him in church during his early years. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Debby Jo Steiner. God blessed them with two sons, Corey and Shawn. Now a grandparent, Thacker was inspired to write a childrens story after listening to his children read bedtime stories to their children. With the encouragement of his wife, h e wrote Adventures in Thackerville. Thacker has also written p oems and songs since he was a teenager and is in the process of publishing his first poetry collection, Seasons of Time. Now a snowbird in S ebring, Steve Thacker will b e having another book signi ng from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Lindas Books,2 03 N. Ridgewood Drive.Movie showing at Lake Placid LibraryL AKE PLACID The March schedule of Saturday Matinee films at the Lake Placid Memorial Library will include Super 8 (PG13 Saturday. The public is invited to attend these free show-i ngs at 2 p.m. S eating is limited. C hildren age 9 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.Avon Park gears up for Mall FestivalA VON PARK The 33rd Annual Mall Festival in charming downtown Avon Park to celebrate the historic mile-long Mall will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 23-24. Festivities include Bluegrassa nd Gospel music, bounce houses and children's activities, craft and art vendors, and the traditional pancake breakfast on Saturday morning. Get pancake breakfast tickets from any Avon Park Noon Rotarian. Admission to the festival is free. For more information, call the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce at 453-3350. Event sponsored by News-Sun, Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency, Century Link, Cohan Radio Group, Florida Hospital Heartland Division, Heartland National Bank, Highlands Independent Bank, Highlands Today, Mid Florida Credit Union, and Progress Energy. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS BILLBURSIEK Bill Bursiek, a former resident of Cygnet, Perrysburg, Fort Myers and Lake Placid passed away peacefully in Sebring on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. He was born Feb. 21, 1928 to William and Cora (Ream Bursiek in Jerry City. Agraduate of Cygnet High School, he married Betty Eidson on March 21, 1948; she survives along with three children: Cathie, Julie and Timothy. There are eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister and husband, Joyce and Richard Delauter of Leesburg, Fla., and sister-inlaw Linda (Eidson of Kent, Ohio. Bill Bursiek had been involved in construction management for many years and had served as president of the Elmwood Board of Education. He was active in Cygnet Little League. He wasa member of the Lutheran Church in Fort Myers and Trinity Lutheran in Lake Placid, a Past 33rd degree Master of North Baltimore Lodge F&AM 561, Araba Shrine in Fort Myers, Fla., Chapter and Council Valley of Toledo, Ohio. Amemorial service will be Friday, March 16, 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 25 Lake View St., Lake Placid, Fla., with a gathering of friends and family at Tomoka Heights Clubhouse. OBITUARIES Courtesy photo Members from the Sebring Breakfast Lions Club met with Peter Minning with the 12 Hours of Sebring to sign the contract to sell the 60th souvenir programs at the annual 12 h ours of Sebring this week. This is a service project and a money-making program to support the sight and hearing projects locally and through the Lions Club International, the l argest service organization in the world. Pictured (from left) are Lion members Amir Ghassemi, Mike Franchio, Max Riley and Manning. L ions Club selling programs at Races Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 was prevalent and the aroma of drugs was present. Benton stressed that the a ttendance had outgrown the space available in Highway Park, which created safety and sanitation concerns. She asked commissioners t o help her stop any event happening in Highway Park until an ordinance was in place to control the gathering. Additionally, Benton i ssued a press release on Wednesday informing the c ommunity that the event would be postponed until 2013 when a new SpecialE vent ordinance could be in place. Working together for a safe neighborhood, the community and county officials have agreed that the 2012 Community Easter Eventsw ill be postponed until 2013, the sheriff a nnounced. Moving forward, all future events will followH ighlands County and state guidelines for special e vents, the sheriffs announcement states. e commit to assist the H ighway Park planning committee to apply, using the county permitting p rocess for any 2013 events, the statement says. I n a boxed-in area at the bottom of the announcement, Benton makes it clear that should it become necessary, deputies and codee nforcement officers will be available to close any unpermitted vending, strictly enforce any noise and nuisance laws or ordinances, take control of traffic flow problems and close any car-n ivals, DJs or other venue events who operate without p ermit or outside regulation. Members of the community have a different view of the event, and want to con-t inue the yearly celebration without restrictions. I live in the community. I have family in the community. I like the event. If you d ont like the music, and apparently the sheriff doest like theirmusic, then dont come, said one resident of Highway Park onW ednesday who said she was afraid to be identified. There is no law that says we cant get together. They have no right to tell us wec ant get together, said another resident. A YouTube video shows scenes from last years event complete with families, foodv ending and dancing. The video also calls the sheriff racist and states that you s hould be allowed to drink what you want and smoke w hat you want. One event participant, who identified herself as Mrs. Black, wanted to stress that the community has hadt he event for years without incident. It is kind of neat. I no longer live there but go to the event every year. The sheriff said the music was vulgar, thats because it isn ot her kind of music, but to call a communitys music v ulgar just shows ignorance of the culture, Black said Wednesday. Other community leaders at the March 6 meeting alsov oiced their support of having the event. e are real people down there. We are trying to do better, and we will do better down there, said Vince Hill, one of the individuals who was trying to organizeg ospel music in the area at the Martin Luther King Sporting Complex. Hills attempt to reserve the park for a gospel concertw as turned down, but he stated that would not deter what others did on private property. e are trying to make t hings safer and safer. We will make it better with just a l ittle assistance, Hill said. Let us sit down and form ulate a plan and get the proper permitting, the sheriff asked during the commis-s ion meeting. Another member of the c ommunity, Artero Clark Lamont, informed the commission that people wereg oing to come to Highway Park because the event is established, no matter whatt he sheriff says. I am a lifelong resident o f Highway Park and I too am seriously concerned about the safety there,L amont said. But, how many people have been put i n handcuffs or in a police car? How many? Lamont said about arrests at thee vent. ou arrest a lot more p eople at the race track every year, he pointed out. I think Miss Benton is just afraid of the numbers. There has not been onea rrest since this started in 1998. Not one, Lamont said. e are not animals down there. We come in numbers,b ut we come in peace. When you see us in numbers, it is kind of frightening because t hey are afraid of the culture. You dont understand the community or the culture, soy ou want to do away with it, Lamont said, and thats not right. There is currently no ordinance to prohibit a blockp arty, but there are ordinances that prohibit vending along county right of ways. Continued from page 1A Party puts residents, sheriff at odds We are not animals down there. We come in numbers, but we c ome in peace. Y ou dont u nderstand the community or the c ulture, so you w ant to do away w ith it and thats n ot right.ARTEROCLARK L AMONT Highway Park resident Continued from page 2A Flood maps ready to be reviewed In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096

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C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunFriday, March 16, 2012www.newssun.com NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 3.639"; 6"; Black plus three; process phone discounts/centur; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 9 9 9 9 6 6 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 3.639"; 6"; Black plus three; process, descuentos telefonico; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 9 9 9 9 7 7 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 88353 liquor; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 9 9 9 9 8 8 s ide of the track. Javan Babcock and his group of c lose friends and family had just finished setting up their trailer and grill mid-morning Thursday. Afew from the lively g roup were busy riding around on their homemade m otorized sofa and recliner. The riders got plenty of stares and smiles as they rodet hrough the narrow streets of the grounds. He made them both, Sebring resident Roland Bishop said pointing toB abcock. Babcock had spent the previous weekend creating a m otorized loveseat just for the Race. I finished the couch pretty quick. I built it over the weekend. The recliner I builta couple of months ago, Babcock said. B oth the recliner and loveseat were situated and bolted onto motorized scoot-e rs and decorated with party essentials. T he recliner was equipped with a small portable grill; the couch had a full-sized cooler attached to the rear with spaces for plenty ofc ups and beverages. Last year we had a couch o n the lawnmower. It had a foozball table on the front of it, but it didnt work as well.T hese are better, said another group member John B edwell. Bedwell stated that the group has taken the sames pot on Turn 1 since 1979 and they continue to show up and show out every passing y ear. Just down the way, another g roup of friends known as Frying Gizzard Racing were putting up the last few touches to their camp near the Midway. B rothers Chris Key and Scott Key of Crystal Beach have been coming to the races for 30 years. The groupo f a dozen wasnt quite full Thursday morning only a bout half of the group was present but the men made sure that they had everythingt hey would need for the rest of their friends. Weve been in the same spot for about 15 years. We all met down here years agoa nd we come every year and meet up, Key said. With members from G eorgia, Florida and Texas, the group has grown used to t he party scene and embraces the atmosphere. e got here Wednesday morning and it was already more people than Ive evers een. Its going to be a lot of people. Its going to be a big year, Key said. Though it wasnt quite l unch time, Ken Hackett of Atlanta was showing off his g rilling skills and preparing tasty foods for his crew. The crew was nearly fini shed hanging their camp banner when they were spott ed making plans for the upcoming holiday. eve done all the big s tuff. All thats left is the banner and the LED lights. Well be all green for St. P atricks Day, Key said. The race fans never fail to d isappoint and the creativity, fun spirit and dedication of each fan is a definite reason why the 12 Hours of Sebring continues to be a successy ear after year. C ontinued from page 1A N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lisa Celentano and Don Elwell place chips around table Wednesday afternoon during the Hairpin Spin in Sebring. N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A large crowd takes to the dance floor Wednesday night during the annual Race Gala in Sebring. Fans know how to have a good time during Race Week News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Ken Hackett of Atlanta has the grill going nice and early Thursday morning at the track in Sebring.

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 16, 2012Page 7A COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 3/16/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 9 9 9 9 2 2 J C PENNEY; 11.25"; 10"; Black plus three; process, pricing proposition ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 9 9 9 9 5 5 Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 had won the endurance class ic carrying a four-leaf clover sent to him by his grandmother in Ireland. Twice since the turn of the 21st century, the Race hasf allen on St. Patricks Day, and Audi won both times i n 2001 with an R8, then with an R-10 in 2007. However, luck may have f igured into competition in the GTdivision in 2001 as t he Konrad Saleen SR7 upset the powerful Corvette factory team. It was a back-and-forth b attle with the Konrad team in the end having fewer problems (and better luck the Corvettes. On St. Patricks Day 2007, S ebring fans were treated to what was judged the most exciting finish to date in the American Le Mans Series as Jamie Melo in the RisiC ompetizione Ferrari bumped his way to victory f ollowing a nail-biting, wheel-to-wheel finish, win-n ing against Jorg Bergemeister in the Flying L izard Porsche. Was that luck? It depends on who you ask. This year the Race not only falls on St. Patricks Day, buti s the 60th anniversary of Americas premier sports car race. And who will catch the eye of Lady Luck this year? Dyson Racing has Steven K ane driving its new Lola. Kane, born in Northern I reland, could re-create Dalys 1990 St. Patricks dayw in. There also are a number of c ars with green in their livery including Black Swan Racing, the aptly named Green Hornet Racing, Extreme Speed Motorsportsw ith the Tequila Patron Green swirled about their Ferraris and the green Ferrari of Krohn Racing. es, I know its not Kelly G reen, but it is green. I mean, green is green, said Krohn r epresentative Barbara Burns. In racing it seems,c ompetitors will take all the luck they can get. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS G reen Hornet Racing mechanic, Dan Cross of New Hampshire, installs nuts and bolts on a racecar Thursday morning during the test runs. The 12 Hours of Sebring will kick off Saturday at 10:30 a.m. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS T equila Patron Team Manager Tony Leith hoists a team banner outside the Patron paddock on Thursday morning at the Sebring International Raceway. Luck of the Irish may be a factor with Race on St. Patricks Day

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 16, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-99 GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RONNIE T. CARTER, SR., SANDRA CARTER, RICHARD R. HOWARD, SR.,IBERIA BANK, and DISCOVER BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on March 7, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 4, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: Lot 8, Villa Florcita, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 13, Page 12, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida Address: 1506 Marianela Manor, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k March 16, 23, 2012 I N 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 o r 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 Disa bilities 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 CLER K March 9, 16, 2012 IN 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. 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. 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 PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Proposals Heartland Workforce Investment Board, Inc., d/b/a Heartland Workforce, has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP to solicit applications from organizations with the expertise and capacity to design, administer, and deliver Year-Round Youth Services in DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands Counties. The RFP is posted on the Heartland Workforce website at www.hwib.org. Completed proposals must be submitted no later than 3:00 pm on April 27, 2012. March 16, 2012call 711. March 16, 23, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 10-32 GCS BANK OF THE WEST, Plaintiff, v. SEBRING HOTEL VENTURE NO. 1, L.P., et al.D efendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause on March 6, 2012, the Clerk will sell the real and personal property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: PARCEL 1 LOT 1, IN BLOCK 31, OF A RE-PLAT OF A PORTION OF UNIT 3, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2 T OGETHER WITH THAT PORTION OF BILTMORE DRIVE (NOW VACATED PER O.R. BOOK 1296, PAGE 979); BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 1, IN BLOCK 31; THENCE RUN SOUTH 71 DEGREES 58'00'' WEST 25.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 18 DEGREES 02'00'' WEST, 471.15 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 142.32 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 09 DEGREES 49'18.7''; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID CURVE 24.40 FEET, SAID ARC SUBTENDED BY A CHORD WHICH BEARS NORTH 50 DEGREES 39'54'' EAST, 24.37 FEET TO A POINT OF A REV ERSE CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 175.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 50'08''; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID CURVE 2.55 FEET, SAID ARC SUBTENDED BY A CHORD WHICH BEARS NORTH 46 DEGREES 10'18.7'' EAST, 2.55 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 18 DEGREES 02'00'' EAST, 481.11 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT: THE SOUTH 127.00 FEET OF THE EAST 275.00 FEET OF LOT 1, BLOCK 31, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF UNIT 3, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1, BLOCK 31, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF UNIT 3, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 71 DEGREES 58'00'' W, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 1, BLOCK 31 FOR A DISTANCE OF 275.00 FEET; THENCE N 18 DEGREES 02'00'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 127.00 FEET; THENCE N 71 DEGREES 58'00'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 275.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 1, BLOCK 31; THENCE S 18 DEGREES 02'00'' E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 1, BLOCK 31 FOR A DISTANCE OF 127.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND EQUIPMENT AND FURNITURE, WHETHER ANY OF THE FOREGOING IS OWNED NOW OR ACQUIRED LATER; ALL ACCESSIONS, ADDITIONS, REPLACEMENTS, AND SUBSTITUTIONS RELATING TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING; ALL RECORDS OF ANY KIND RELATING TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING; ALL PROCEEDS RELATING TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING (INCLUDING INSURANCE, GENERAL INTANGIBLES AND OTHER ACCOUNTS PROCEEDS) at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m., on April 3, 2012, in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Stautes. 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. DEFENDANT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IS NOT BOUND BY THE SIXTY (60 POSED BY SECTION 45.032, FLORIDA STATUTES, UPON MOTIONS FOR DISTRIBUTION OF SURPLUS PROCEEDS. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA DATE: March 7, 2012 By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (8637 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, 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 CERTIFICATEHOLD-E RS 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; D efendant(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 a t 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 March, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk 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. 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000831 Divison BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. NATALIE DEJESUS HERNANDEZ, AS CUSTODIAN FOR DORA G. BETANCOURT, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 5, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: UNIT 3-E, THE MANORS II: MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF BLOCK A OF W.F. JOHNSONS FIRST ADDITION TO THE CITY OF AVON PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RU NORTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF BLOCK A, FOR A DISTANCE OF 214.50 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 32.50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 133.68 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 32.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 133.68 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 13 W. RAYMOND ST., AVON PARK, FL 33825; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of March, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10000458GCS BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff(s vs. DUSTIN MARK KOPTA, et al., Defendant(s DIVISION NO. S ection. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 7th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10000458GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY is the Plaintiff and DUSTIN MARK KOPTA and EMILY A. LASWELL are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th d ay of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: Lots 7012, 7013 and 7014, of AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 22, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 18, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. and commonly known as: 2124 N. SHAMROCK RD, AVON PARK, FL 33825 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHTS TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE D ATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 7th day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000386 Divison BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, vs. JUDITH M. PERALTA, CARLO PERALTA, RAUL PERALTA, YILIANS PERALTA, WEDGEWOOD VILLAS CONDOMINIUM OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC. F/K/A WEDGEWOOD VILLAS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 5, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 2 OF WEDGEWOOD VILLAS CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 652, AT PAGE 806, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 3727 EDGEWATER DR UNIT #13, SEBRING, FL 33872; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of March, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION REF #: PC 11-539 UCN: IN RE: ESTATE OF ROCKY A. WATSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS T he administration of the estate of ROCKY ALLEN WATSON, deceased, whose date of death was January 29, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF T HIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. T he date of first publication of this Notice is March 16, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Benita Jo Watson 28 Linda St., Lot 65 Sebring, FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Debra L. Dandar DEBRA L. DANDAR TAMPA BAY ELDER LAW CENTER DLD@DandarLaw.net 5509 West Gray Street, Suite 201 Tampa, FL 33609 Phone: 813-282-3390, Ext. 210 Fax: 813-287-0895 Florida Bar No. 118310 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE March 16, 23, 2012 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000572 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. LIZZETTE SANCHEZ LEMAITRE A/K/A LIZZETTE SANCHEZ, et al, Defendant(s N OTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 06, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000572 of the Circuit Court of the T ENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff and LIZZETTE SANCHEZ LEMAITRE A/K/A LIZZETTE SANCHEZ; FIA CARD SERVICES, NA F/K/A BANK OF AMERICA, NA (USA Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 3rd day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 4, BLOCK 12, TOWN OF AVON PARK, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA (OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART) A/K/A 414 W CIRCLE STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on March 8, 2012. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, March 16, 2012www.newssun.com DUMMY 2012 SHAMROCK HOUSE AD PROCESS COLOR 3X10.5 AD # 00017465 HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 2X4 AD # 00017877 PING PONGTABLE & Accessories. $50. Call 863-257-1174 MATERIALS -TOBUILD 8' X 10' Metal Shed, w/ Florida Wind Code. $100. 201-707-9494 KING BED& Box Spring. $50 Call 863-873-6154 DISHWASHER WHIRLPOOLused. Good cond. Asking $50. Call 863-382-2668 CHAIR BLUE,wood arms/legs. Excel cond. $25 Call 863-446-0972 CHAIR -Wall Hugger Recliner (Tan Kane's Furn., Excellent condition. $60. 863-471-3456 7310Bargain Buys AIR COMPRESSOR/ Coleman, 60 gallon capacity, 6 HP motor, 220 volt, vertical. In excellent condition. $300. Call 863-991-5806 (1LIFT CHAIR / Dark green. $400. (2 underwater camera, XL men's & Lg Woman's, complete sets, Like New! 863-257-1174 7300MiscellaneousFULLY FURNISHEDHOME A LL Contents For Sale! Golf Hammock (Sebring Call for appointment: 863-385-5905 7030Estate Sales 7000 MerchandiseLOCATION *LOCATION *LOCATION Office space on Sebring Pkwy., 1/4 mi E. of Walmart on Rt., Parkway Plaza. 600-1200 sq. ft. @ $1.00 per sq. ft. per mo. Great for Starter Business or Relocation. Call to show 863-446-1137 6600Business & OfficesFor RentROOMMATE WANTED.to share 3/2 in Quiet Gulf Community w/pool. Call 863-991-5159 6450Roommates Wanted SUN 'NLAKES of Sebring 1930 sq. ft. Lease / Lease Option / Sell, 3BR, 2BA, Huge Den, Din. Room, 2C. Gar. Large corner lot. All price nego. small down, Owner financing. Call 954-270-5242 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 3BR (possible 4BR LARGEfenced yard with Citrus trees. Nice area, Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr $600 mo., + 1st & Sec. 863-446-1861 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 6300U nfurnished HousesAVON PARK304 Ernest E Sims St. (off Memorial Dr drive & yard, W/D hook-up, AC. $575 mo., Plus 1st., last & sec. No Smoke/ Pets. 863-453-6996 or 863-451-1030 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. 6200UnfurnishedApartments N ORTH 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, screen 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 S EBRING -1BR, 1BA. T ile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $425/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. R ELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 1BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedA partmentsSEBRING GREAT LOCATION! Beautiful 2BR, 1BA, 2CP Duplex; close to mall & US 27. W/D, screen porch, new carpet Appl's incl., ceiling fans. A/C, No Smoke. CALL 786-499-0611 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 R entalsVENUS -New 4BR, 2BA (jacuzzi in master BA ) A/C, tile, W/D, porch, w/option of 20 acres. 8 horse barn, privacy fence, 1 block from Hwy 27. 731 CR 201. 305-725-0301 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent PALM HARBORHOMES 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 EXT 210 LAKE PLACIDOPEN HOUSE Lakeside Village Mobile Home Park. March 17th 12-4pm. for the Entire Park. View all homes for sale in this 55 plus community. Now is the time to buy low priced homes. LAKE PLACID2005 3/2. Screened Porch, Shed, Carport, Partially Furn. 55+ Park. $67,000. Call 863-699-5995. 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING 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 SaleLAKE PLACID* SYLVAN SHORES* 3BR / 2BA / 2cg / Home Office. New Paint, Carpet & Appliances. By Appointment Only. $125,000.00. 863-465-1111 4100Homes for SaleLake PlacidCOMMERCIAL GRADE3200 sq ft Home built in 1962, selling at cost, will barter for portion of price, recent renovations. Negotiable flexible deal. Approx. $150,000. Adjoining 1/3 acre lot available. For details Call 863-202-5579 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 Real EstateCAR WASHFOR SALE 1 Auto & 4 Self Serve Bays. In Avon Park on HWY 27. Asking $400,000 w/Financing or Lease or possible trade. Call 863-257-0305 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 FinancialHAVE YOUHIT YOUR INCOME CEILING? Consider 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 TREE SERVICEIS SEEKING Exp. Tree Climber & Laborer. Drivers License Required. Call Joe at 863-465-7491 SUNSHINE PAYDAYLOANS Full Time Clerk Needed To Travel among locations In Okeechobee, Clewiston, Labelle and Arcadia Cash Handling Experience A Plus Fax Resumes to: 863-678-2170 SPANCRETE EXTRUDER OPERATOR/BATCH PLANT OPERATOR Needed for local precast hollowcore company. Experience with precast concrete manufacturing required. Email resume/salary to: j uliem@floridaprecastind.com or Fax: 863-655-1215 SEBRING FULLTime, Experienced Maintenance Person with References, needed for Condo Complex. Drug Free Workplace. 863-385-1263 RN -or LPN FT / PT Experience required, Bi-lingual preferred. Fax resume to 863-382-3324 or Email to: exec.assistant@samaritanstouch.org MEDICAL RECEPTIONISTfor busy Pediatric office in Lake Wales. Computer literate, Electronic Medical Record experience preferred, Bilingual. Will train. Please email resume to: cfmsonni@gmail.com or fax resume to 863-471-9340 INSURANCE AGENT IN LAKE PLACID OFFICE REQUIRED 440 OR 220 LICENSE CONTACT SELENA AT 863-382-6611 HOME HEALTHAGENCY Seeking Employees in Highlands County: RN's, LPN's, CNA's, HHA's. Please call 813-935-5555 or email: apolloadvanced@gmail.com E XPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Contact us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 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 1100Announcements C ITY OF SEBRING I NVITATION TO BID T he City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purc hasing Department for: I TB #12-013: MATERIAL & LABOR TO HAUL LIME & DISP OSE OF DOMESTIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT C LASS B RESIDUALS Commodity Code 962-39 (REVISED D OCUMENT) S pecifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website at: mysebring.com. or by cont acting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or email: kirkzimmerman@myseb ring.com at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave Sebring, FL 33870. If obtaining documents via the website, it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the d ocument.Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with t he bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid. B ids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing O ffice Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, of the o fficial time clock in the purchasing office. There will be a m andatory pre-bid conference beginning at the Cemetery R oad WWTP on March 26, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rej ected. The City will not be responsible for the late delivery o f any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in p erson, by mail, of any other type of delivery service.The s ubmitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, but n ot limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government E qual Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secr etary of Labor on May 21, 1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804 v isions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. & sect;287.133, et seq, as amended) and the provisions in F la. Stat. §287.134, et seq, as amended, regarding discrimination.The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and t he award; if an award is made, will be made to the most r esponsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate t hat the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to waive irregularities i n the bid. K irk Zimmerman, CPPB P urchasing AgentSebring, FloridaMarch 16, 21, 2012 ***************************************** H IGHLANDS COUNTY L EGAL NOTICES **************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands C ounty Board of County Commissioners and are b ei ng published in the font, size, and leading as per t heir specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000433 METLIFE HOME LOANS, A DIVISION OF METLIFE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DORIS H. TRAVIS, et ux., et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on March 7, 2012 in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, basement, of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Street, Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, at 11:00 a.m., on the 3rd day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: 8845 & 8846, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 27, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a: 3001 W VERONA ROAD, AVON PARK, FLORIDA 33825 ANY PERSON CLAIMING TO HAVE 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. ENTERED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 8th day of MARCH, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK As Clerk, Circuit Court HIGHLANDS, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk March 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-676GCS SECTION NO. Civil MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION f/k/a MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. CHARLES D. SMYTH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES D. SMYTH; MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment entered on March 6 2012 in this case in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the real property described as: Lots 21 and 22, Block 35, SEBRING LAKES U NIT 2C, according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 7, Page 10, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Physical Address: 13304 W. Waterway Drive, Sebring, FL 33875-9672 will be sold at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, on 4th day of April, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Highlands County Courthouse, 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk DATE: March 7, 2012 March 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 12-33-GCS MARK A. SESSUMS, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID TAYLOR & ASSOCIATES, LLC, assignee of CHASE MANHATTAN BANK; RONALD JAMES WHEELER; SESSUMS LAW GROUP, P.A., AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEI NG FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, DAVID TAYLOR & ASSOCIATES, LLC, assignee of CHASE MANHATTAN BANK; RONALD JAMES WHEELER; and SESSUMS LAW GROUP, P.A. dated the 5th day of March, 2012, in Case No. 12-33-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which MARK A. SESSUMS is the Plaintiff and DAVID TAYLOR & ASSOCIATES, LLC, assignee of CHASE MANHATTAN BANK; RONALD JAMES WHEELER; and SESSUMS LAW GROUP, P.A. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 4th day of April, 2012 the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants DAVID TAYLOR & ASSOCIATES, LLC, assignee of CHASE MANHATTAN BANK; RONALD JAMES WHEELER; and SESSUMS LAW GROUP, P.A., and described as follows: Lot 13, in Block 14, of SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, SECTION B, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 63, of the Public R ecords of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 1724 Second Terrace, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. Real Property Tax Identification Number is: C-29-36-30-020-0140-0130. DATED on March 6, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. March 16, 23, 2012 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 the relief demanded in the petition. DATED: February 24, 2012 ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Kathy Whitlock As Deputy Clerk 1050L egalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the f irst day it runs to make sure it iscorrect.Sometimesinstruction s over the phone are misunderstood and an error c an occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon a s we can. I f We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00017493 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00017494

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 16, 2012Page 11A DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557CHEVROLET CAMEROI ROC Z 1987. 82,750 mi. T-Tops. Great shape & paint job. $6800 obo. Call 231-420-3033 or 863-699-0134. 9420Antiques Classics 9000 Transportation ROAD KING44', 5th Wheel, 2012. Fiberglass, 4 slide outs, 2 bdrm/2 bath. All options, Must sell! $44,000. Call 941-894-5219. 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 8400RecreationalVehiclesPONTOON 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 that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING FRI.Sat. 8 3pm. 221 Lark Ave. Very Large 2 Family Sale of Household items, Clothes, TV., & jewelry. SEBRING -Huge Sale! 1501 Riley Ave., Thur, Fri & Sat, 15, 16 &17, 8am 3pm. Clothing, shoes & purses, home decor, jewelry, TV, entertain.center, s ewing materials & Much Much More! SEBRING -Whispering Pines Park on Brunns Rd. (back of park & 17, 9-4, 2328 Glen Dr Child's car seat, microwave, Ham radio equip., weed eater, golf shirts, guitar, stringed instruments, Costume jewelry & More! SEBRING -Multi Family Sale! 1377 Lake Josephine Dr. Sat. Mar. 17th, 8 am ? Children's clothing, games & toys, household items. Football throw. Much Much More! SEBRING -GARAGE / SIDEWALK SALE! DOWNTOWN at the CIRCLE. Over 40 vendors, Mar. 17, 7am 1pm. SEBRING -BIG YARD SALE! 614 North Franklin St. Fri / Sat 16/17, 8am-4pm. Household Items & More !! SEBRING -6614 Matanzas Dr. off Sun N Lake Blvd., Fri & Sat, Mar 16 & 17, 7:30-2:30. Weslo Momentum Elliptical, poker table, queen size headboard, steel French doors. Too Much To List! P LACID LAKESFri. Sat. 8 2pm. 116 Lemon Rd. NE. Household, furn., tools, misc & much more! LAKE PLACIDFri. Sun. 8 ?. 251 Hillside Dr. off of Lake Francis Rd. Household, small appliances, S-10 Truck Topper, small chest freezer & more! LAKE PLACIDFri. Sat. 8 1pm. 1741 Lake Clay Dr. Estate/Yard Sale. Whole House! Lots of items. Everything must Go! LAKE PLACIDFri. Sat. 8 1pm. 620 CR 29. Misc. Household items, clothing, stools, weight rack w/weights, vacuum cleaner & much more. AVON PARK-Nice Whole House Sale! Orangewood Acres. Fri, Sat & Sun, Mar 16, 17 & 18, 8am 4pm. 1601 E. Orangewood Ct. 33825. Rain or Shine Extensive Hummel collection and other nice figurines, including Bell Collection, Fenton, Amberina, & Satin, Czeck, Fitz & Floyd, Bavarian goodies plates. Furn., Full to Qn. 4 poster bed (no mattress w/ dresser mirror stand, Like new arts & crafts style full bed box spring pillow top mattress, bureau w/ mirror 2 stands, Cracker Barrel rocker, Sm. Carved trunk, Sm. armoire, roll top d esk, patio set, Thomasville print sofa, Nice pedestal table & 4 chairs, beveled glass front cabinet open w/ drawer for storage. Small ladies clothes/well kept. Donna Collins Estate Sales w ww.estatesale.net AVON PARKSat. 8 ?. 223 Margarete Dr. Multi Family Sale. Tables, baby items, toys. Too much to list! AVON PARKDownsizing! 1995 W County Line Rd., Sat & Sun, Mar 17 & 18, 8 5, Stove, dresser, bed frame, TV stand, clothes, household items, toys, edger, eng. stand, arrow target jogger stroller, free weight bench w/ access., Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WHEEL CHAIRInvacare. New! $100 Call 863-452-0304 TABLES -Coffee & End (set condition. $65. 863-471-3456 SWIVEL ROCKERCHAIR Needs heavy cleaning. Good construction. Serviceable. Free. Call 863-452-0269 7310B argain BuysRIDGE AREA ARC 1X3 AD # 00017759

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C M Y K alms.comSEBRING The 2011 American Le Mans Series championship-winning car of Dyson Racing will return to action for six races of the 2012 ALMS season. M ichael Marsal and Eric L ux will be driving the No. 20 Lola B09/86-Mazda starting on the streets of Long Beach on April 14th and in the seasons remaining sprint races. e welcome Michael and Eric to the team, said Chris Dyson, Vice President and Sporting Director of Dyson Racing. They are quick and focused drivers. They possess the commitment needed to be successful both on and off the track.We have been very impressed with the rate of development that Michael has shown in testing with us over the last year, first in our Lola World Junior Car program at Monticello Motor Club and last December when he stepped into the LMP1 car at Sebring. He has really stepped up and is ready for the challenge of prototype racing. Eric did a superb job to capture the LMPC title last year. I was keeping an eye on him and in the midst of a tough title fight, he was able to match or better his rivals and keep his composure down the stretch.We like his approach. There are some drivers that have a built-in aura of success and Michael and Eric have that. They will be great additions to the grid under our banner Marsal finished second in his rookie year in GrandAm Grand Sports in the Turner Motorsports BMW he shared with Joey Hand. The duo scored two wins and seven podiums, taking the championship battle to the last lap of the season. He continued to hone his race craft last year in the competitive GS class in the BMWhe again shared with Hand. Joining a team like Dyson Racing is an unbelievable opportunity for me, noted Marsal. Ive known Chris for a long time, and for him to bring Eric and me into this program is a huge vote of confidence. I know that stepping up to a prototype is going to be a new challenge, but it is one that Im very excited about. Ive tested the car, and the performance is just incredible.I think Eric and I are going to be great co-drivers and I just cant wait to get back into the Lola again.Long Beach cant come soon enough. Eric Lux contested the full ALMS season with Genoa Racing in LMPC last year, He won two races along with four podiums and won the Prototype Challenge Championship. He is at Sebring this week racing with CORE autosport in the PC class. This is a dream come SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, March 16, 2012 Page 3B Courtesy photo Team Falken taking its paces at Sebring International Raceway. S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING The much anticipated week of Americas premier sports car endurance race has arrived and Team Falken Tire has completed the final pre-season test before the seasonopening event. After spending over a m onth on modifying their n ew Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, the team is ready to compete in the 60th Anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. In a two-day test in February, the American Le M ans Series team continued to find the proper balance in the new race car, faced with finding a completely new race setup and the development of the Falken Tire Azenis race slicks. The team felt they had progressed from the first test to the second, but still felt additional improvements could be made. The car handled really well and we were bettering our times from the last testh ere at Sebring, said driver M artin Ragginger. Hopefully we can come back Thursday with what we would see as our best set up. The first three of the four test sessions ran smoothly, with Sellers, Martin Ragginger and Wolf Henzler r otating seat time in the car. ere still struggling for a little speed, said Team Falken Tire driver Bryan Sellers. But weve been able to run through a lot of differe nt things for the cars set up, and weve been able to find things that help. Sellers pitted with twenty minutes to go in the final sess ion, sensing an issue with the car. After returning to the garage, the team located the problem to the drive line, forcing the pre-season test to c ome to premature close. T he unusual occurrence failed to shake the team, who immediately went to work on narrowing in on the complic ations that ended the session early. Although there are no on track activities for the Falken T ire Team, Wednesday was Team Falken Tire makes final Sebring 12 Hour preparations See FALKEN, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Colton Brock goes airborne to bring down this drive in Avon Parks Tuesday win at the Lake Placid Spring Break Tournament. By BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Fans at this y ears Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh F rom Florida can see a local m an will be competing on track at the Sebring International Raceway. Sebrings own John Dean II will be running one of four cars he is helping to field in MAZDASPEEDs Playboy Mx-5 Cup competition, taking the green flag today at Noon. Deans father also John was well known for his winning ways both in the Sports Car Club of America, as a Firestone Firehawk Series driver and as a local commentator during the 12 Hours on the Grand Prix Radio Network. Now his son has stepped into the motorsports arena. T he younger Dean also has made his mark behind the w heel in a number of differe nt motorsports venues including drifting and sportscar racing. In fact, it was his success in drifting that gave rise to his business moniker Sick Sideways. Sick, being now the common parlance for excellence and sideways, for his skill in sliding cars at will about the track. Im somewhat well known for being ridiculous behind the wheel when Im in a drifting competition thats where I came up with the term, he said. Plus they connect it with racing wh en they see that were headquartered in Sebring. D eans entry into The 2012 MX-5 Playboy Cup C hampionship is the product o f several years of hard work and perseverance. Racing professionally is a goal I have worked hard towards my whole life, he said. It is really hard to get your break in this sport, and I owe this amazing opportunity to my sponsors, Projections Research, Inc. and Sick Sideways. To finally get a chance to prove myself, and start a career, is something Ill never forget. Dean said he picked the Mazda Mx-5 Cup because the Sebrings Dean taking it to another level By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID After a couple of close calls, with late-game jitters followed by a riveting comeback, put Avon Park at 2-0 in Lake Placid Spring Break Tournament play, the Devils made it a clean sweep Wednesday, topping Panama Citys Deane Bozeman School 3-0, to take the title. Having just hung 20 runs on the board in their Tuesday win, the Bucks found themselves held down by Lane Crosson. After a couple of early threats were gotten past, the senior right-hander settled in and wound up with a complete game two-hitter. The Avon Park offense, however, was being held in check as well at least for three innings. But in the fourth, consecutive singles from Alfred Big Red Brown and Anthony Carruthers got it started, with both runners moving to second and third on an error following Carruthershit. Torri Pringle then brought Brown in with a single, though, before Mason Jahnas fly out, Pringle was caught stealing for two quick outs. But Kyle Kelly took one for the team to get on base and Matt Roberts reached on an error, with Colton Brock courtesy running for Carruthers coming in to score. Tyrone Perry then drove Kelly in with one of his two hits on the day, for the 3-0 lead that Crosson would make stand. e got out of a few jams the first few innings, head coach Whit Cornell said. They hit a lot right at us too. But Lane really threw the ball well against a very good team. The win was a thriller, no doubt, but it didnt have quite the chill factor as the day before. For five innings, LaBelles Tyler OFarrel had held the Red Devils in check Tuesday. But a late charge brought Avon Park back for a 5-4 win in the second round of the Lake Placid Spring Break Tournament at the Roger Scarborough Memorial Sports Complex. The Cowboys had built up a small lead with a run in the second and two more in the bottom of the fifth on an Alton Burton double. But the Devil bats began to awaken with two runs in the top of the sixth. LaBelle added another in Devils blank Bucks for Tourney title See AP, Page 4B C ourtesy photo Dyson Racing will be rolling with the No. 16 Dyson Racing Lola-Mazda LMP1 entry in Saturdays 60th Anniversary Mobil I Twelve Hours of Sebring, and will b e adding the No. 20 Lola B09/86-Mazda later in the ALMS season. Dyson Racing to enter second car for 2012 season See DYSON, Page 4B See DEAN, Page 4B News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sebrings own John Dean II will be driving his No. 16 Mazda in the MAZDASPEEDs Playboy Mx-5 Cup competition today at Sebring International Raceway.

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C M Y K 3-on-3 Hoops for HOPE TourneySEBRING 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,f rom 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. G irls can have a maximum of six teams in each age group, from 7-9, 10-12, 13-15 a nd 16-18. T here 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.Tennis Youth Day of PlaySEBRING The Highlands County Tennis Association is planning a Youth Fun Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Thakkar Tennis Center in the Country Club of Sebring. The game of tennis has been identified as one of the fastest growing sports. The HCTA, along with USTAFlorida, is committed to promoting and developing the game as an enjoyable sport that contributes to good health, fun competition and a sport to play for a lifetime. In an effort to promote and develop tennis in Highlands County, the HCTAis hosting this fun-filled day of basic tennis instruction and drills. HCTAvolunteers will be assisting Horace Watkins, USPTACertified Tennis Pro, introducing basic, fun, tennis activities to youth from elementary to middle school ages. There is no charge and a hot dog and drink combo will be available for $1. There will also be a drawing at the end of the day for a special prize. Boys and girls are invited to come out any time during the 10 a.m.-4 p.m. time frame to participate in the activities. Racquets are available, but please bring your own if you have one. For more information, call Lynda at 471-0389.STARS SoftballSEBRING Special STARS Coed Softball League began Sunday, March 4, at the Highlands County Sports Complex. Partners in the community will play softball with special athletes. Coaches are needed as well as partners in the community to play on the teams. Teams must have three women, three men and four special athletes on the field at all times. The roster can have up to 15 people on it. Men use a 12-inch ball and women use an 11-inch ball. Male partners in the community use wooden bats while everyone else can use any bat. Youth age 16-18 can participate b ut their parents must sign a waiver. There will be practices from 3-5 p.m., March 11 and 18. T he 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. A free lunch, pictures and awards are presented at the tournament. 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 n ame on shirts worn by a team or players with questions, can call Special STAR S Coordinator Cindy Marshall at 452-1295, ext. 124 or 443-0438.Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annu al Scholarship Golf Tournament will be onS aturday, 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 ca rt 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 38 15706 or Jerome Matthews at 273-2533. Submit entries by Monday, March 26. All proceeds benefit college-bound senior graduates, Class of 2012.6th Annual Sottile TourneyLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Associations Annual Ni ck 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. Bill Jarrett Ford is helping 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 organization proceeds to youth sports in Lake Placid, and has donated more than $2-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 Philadelphia2518.581 Boston2319.548112New York1924.4426 New Jersey1529.3411012Toronto1429.32611 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3111.738 Orlando2816.6364 Atlanta2419.558712Washington932.2202112Charlotte635.1462412Central Division WLPctGB Chicago369.800 Indiana2516.6109 Milwaukee1924.44216 Cleveland1625.39018 Detroit1627.37219WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio2813.683 Memphis2417.5854 Dallas2420.545512Houston2420.545512New Orleans1033.23319 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3210.762 Denver2419.558812Minnesota2221.5121012Utah2022.47612 Portland2023.4651212Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers2716.628 L.A. Clippers2417.5852 Phoenix2022.476612Golden State1822.450712Sacramento1429.32613 ___ Wednesdays Games Indiana 111, Philadelphia 94 New Jersey 98, Toronto 84 New York 121, Portland 79 Houston 107, Charlotte 87 L.A. Lakers 107, New Orleans 101, OT Milwaukee 115, Cleveland 105 San Antonio 122, Orlando 111 Chicago 106, Miami 102 Detroit 124, Sacramento 112 Boston 105, Golden State 103 L.A. Clippers 96, Atlanta 82 Phoenix 120, Utah 111 Thursdays Games Washington at New Orleans, late Charlotte at Dallas, late Oklahoma City at Denver, late Minnesota at Utah, late Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, late Fridays Games New Jersey at Orlando, 7 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at New York, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Chicago, 8 p.m. Toronto at Memphis, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma Cty, 9:30 p.m. Boston at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Milwaukee at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers4418795192150 Pittsburgh4221589219173 Philadelphia4022787223197 New Jersey4025585195182 N.Y. Islanders28311167164211 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston4026383223170 Ottawa36251082218209 Buffalo3329975178201 Toronto3032868202217 Montreal28321167188198 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida33231379171193 Washington3628678189197 Winnipeg3329874186197 Tampa Bay3230771197234 Carolina26291567183211WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis4518898186139 Detroit4424391219171 Nashville4121789200179 Chicago3825884213209 Columbus2241751161226 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4221892223182 Colorado3830480191193 Calgary33251278176193 Minnesota29311068150194 Edmonton2736761185209 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas3927583188188 Phoenix36251181192186 San Jose34251078189178 Los Angeles33251278159154 Anaheim30301171177196 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Wednesdays Games Colorado 5, Buffalo 4, SO Montreal 3, Ottawa 2, SO Winnipeg 5, Dallas 2 Edmonton 3, Columbus 0 Phoenix 5, Vancouver 4 Anaheim 4, Detroit 0 Thursdays Games Colorado at New Jersey, late Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, late Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, late St. Louis at Carolina, late Toronto at Tampa Bay, late Boston at Florida, late Phoenix at Calgary, late Nashville at San Jose, late Fridays Games Montreal at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Washington at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Detroit81.889 Toronto102.833 Boston72.778 Seattle103.769 Oakland93.750 Los Angeles65.545 Minnesota76.538 Kansas City66.500 Baltimore45.444 New York58.385 Cleveland37.300 Texas37.300 Chicago38.273 Tampa Bay38.273NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct Los Angeles72.778 Miami63.667 San Francisco84.667 Houston74.636 Chicago65.545 Colorado66.500 Washington55.500 San Diego67.462 Milwaukee56.455 St. Louis45.444 Philadelphia57.417 Cincinnati58.385 Pittsburgh47.364 New York37.300 Arizona39.250 Atlanta210.167 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Wednesdays Games Detroit 7, N.Y. Mets 6, 10 innings Toronto 7, N.Y. Yankees 5 Houston 4, St. Louis 3 Pittsburgh 11, Baltimore 5 Miami 4, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota 6, Philadelphia 4 San Diego 9, Cincinnati 4 San Francisco 2, Cleveland 2, 10 ings Milwaukee 10, Chicago Cubs 2 Colorado (ssexas 1 Chicago White Sox 9, L.A. Angels 7 San Diego 8, Arizona (ss Atlanta 6, Washington 5 L.A. Dodgers 9, Cincinnati 1 Seattle 6, Kansas City 2 Colorado (ssss Thursdays Games Baltimore vs. Detroit, late Atlanta vs. Philadelphia (ss N.Y. Yankees vs. Washington, late Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota,late Toronto vs. Houston, late N.Y. Mets vs. Miami, late Philadelphia (ssampa Bay, late St. Louis vs. Boston, late Arizona vs. Chicago Cubs (ss San Diego vs. Milwaukee, late Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland, late Kansas City vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Cincinnati vs. L.A. Angels, late Oakland vs. Texas, late Chicago Cubs (ss San Francisco vs. Seattle, late Fridays Games Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota (ss Myers, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Baseball at Mulberry,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at DeSoto,6 p.m.; Softball at DeSoto,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.Avon Park,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Avon Park,4 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Baseball at Avon Park,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Avon Park,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Hardee,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Hardee,6 p.m.; Softball at Hardee,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at DeSoto,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Winter Haven,4 p.m.; Boys Weightlifting hosts County Meet,4:30 p.m. SFCC TODAY: Baseball at Polk State,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball vs.Polk State,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,6 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Baseball vs.Sebring,7 p.m.; JB Baseball at Sebring,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Frostproof,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Frostproof,6 p.m.; Boys Tennis a t Lake Placid,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Lake Placid,4 p.m.; Boys Weightlifting at County Meet,Sebring,4:30 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 4 4 p p . m m . Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco . . . . . . . W W G G N N N N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Miami atPhiladelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . New Jersey at Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . S an Antonio at Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NN N H H L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . St. Louis at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT T E E N N N N I I S S F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . ATP BNP Paribas Open . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . ATP BNP Paribas Open . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . ATP BNP Paribas Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C CTimes, games, channels all subject to change A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . NASCAR St. Patricks Day 300. . . . . . . E E S S P P N NW W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 a a . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 6 6 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . EuroPGA Andalucia Open. . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . P GA Transitions Championship. . . . . . G G O O L L F F 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L PGA RR Donnelly Founders Cup . . . . G G O O L L F F 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Toshiba Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Andalucia Open. . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Transitions Championship. . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Transitions Championship. . . . . . . N N B B C C 4 4 p p . m m . L PGA RR Donnelly Founders Cup . . . . G G O O L L F F 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Toshiba Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FB B O O X X I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Tim Coleman vs. Kendall Holt . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Matthew Macklin vs. Sergio Martinez . . . H H B B O OC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . T exas vs. Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 : : 4 4 0 0 p p . m m . Alabama vs. Creighton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 2 2 : : 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Virginia vs. Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 2 2 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . St. Bonaventure vs. Florida State . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 : : 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . T BD vs. North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 4 4 : : 4 4 0 0 p p . m m . N orfolk State vs. Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 6 6 : : 5 5 0 0 p p . m m . St. Louis vs. Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 7 7 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . Lehigh vs. Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 7 7 : : 2 2 0 0 p p . m m . Ohio vs. Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 9 9 : : 2 2 0 0 p p . m m . Long Island vs. Michigan State . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 9 9 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . Xavier vs. Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 9 9 : : 5 5 0 0 p p . m m . TBD vs. Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 1 1 a a . m m . NIT Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . 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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club will be holding its Second Annual CAN-AM Tournament on Saturday, March 24. It will be a two-person, flighted scramble, pairing two Americans with two Canadians Tee times can be chosen, beginning at 8 a.m. The fee of $50 per person includes golf, cart, cash prizes and a burger bar. There will also be a charitable 50/50 drawing. This years event is titled The Americans Revenge, as the Canadians came out victorious last year. Pick up a registration form at the pro shop, or call 3822151 and have one faxed to you. Golf HammockLast Monday, March 12, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am golf atG olf Hammock Country Club. In A group Jim Gulick was in first place with plus 4 and Frank Borgia in second place with plus 1. Les Campbell scored plus 7 to take first place in B group and Dave Baker scored plus 5 for second place. Bob Topel in first place with a plus 2 in C group and a three-way tie for second place was seen between Doug Haire,Joe Martini and David Shank at even. Bobby Culbert took first place in D group with plus 4 and Stan Griffis in second place at minus 1. Curt Matterson was in first place in E group with plus 7 and Kathy Baker was at plus 1 for second place. Joe Hyzny scored a plus 4 to take f irst place in F group and Bob Kecskes in second place with plus 2. In G group Dick Botelho shot a plus 1 0 for first place and Ken Spencer was at plus 4 for second place. Harold Traxler scored a plus 6 to take first place in H group while Doc Thomas was even for second place. In I group Jim Reed took first place with plus 3 in second place Jerry Patterson was at minus 1 and in 3rd place Bob Fidlin at minus 2. There was a tie for fisrt place in J group between Larry Giangrecco and Bud Hill at plus 1. In K group there was also a tie for first place between Bill Young and Karl Mellor at plus 4. Ron Geouque scored a plus 5 to take the lead in L group and Lee Starkl in second place with plus 3. Tom Nelligan was in first place in M g roup with plus 5 and Janet Howland in second place with plus 2. Next Monday, March 19, the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 8 a.m. For more information call 414-2110Harder HallThe Ladies League played a Pro-Am Points tournament on Monday, March 12. T he winners were: First place, Mary Ryan with plus-6; and second place, Joyce Himler with plus-3. The Ladies League played Waterloo Throw Out Waterhole on Thursday, March 8. The winners were: First place, Arlene Glendenning with minus-37; second place, Pat Chance with 37; and third place, Lorraine Forcier with 38.Lake June WestA Scramble was played on Thursday, March 8. W inning first place was the team of Ron and Sylvia West, Dick and Nancy Reaney, Ron and Carol Ebert with 49. Tying for second/third places were the teams of John and Shelly Byron, Bob and Verna Knishka, Joe and Joyce Swartz; Dick Denhart and Jane Roush, Bob and Elaine Orr, Frank Gallagher and Joann McGill with 50 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Wanda Jones, 6-feet-11-inches; and No. 8, Lynn Martin, 10-feet-3-inches. (Men inches. The Low Gross, Low Net, Low Putts, flighted event was played and the 2012 Champion was Virginia Simmons. Flight A Low Gross First place, Barbara Dean with 134; second place, Eva Huffman with 138; and third place, Annie Hall with 139. Low Net First place, Virginia Simmons with 98; second place, Verna Knishka with 103; and third place, Kim Fiers with 110. Flight A Low Putts Kim Fiers with 56. Flight B Low Gross First place, Elaine Orr with 138. Tying for second/third places were Donna Palmatier and Sylvia West with 146 each. Low Net First place, Lynn Martin with 97; second place, Doris Weeks with 106; and third place, Charlene Schofield with 111. Flight B Low Putts Tying for first/second places were Donna Palmatier and Lynn Martin with61. F light C Low Gross First place, Barbara Cash with 148; second place, Laurie Lorig with 155; and third place, Jan Mann with 164. L ow Net First place, Pat Asmus with 96. Tying for second/third places were Betty Bevard and Alda Marksberry with 111 each. Flight C Low Putts, Barbara Cash with 64. Birdie Pins 9. They were: Kim Fiers, Annie Hall, Joyce Swartz, Barbara Dean, Eva Huffman, Kay Kalusniak, Sylvia West, Charlene Schofield and Doris Weeks.Placid LakesThe Mens Assocation played a 1 Best Ball Front, 2 Best Ball Back event on Wednesday, March 14, where a match of cards was needed to determine the winner. John Goble, Darrell Horney and David Moiles -25 won out over the 25under brought in by John Moss, Bruce Misen, Ed Bartusch and Howard Ticknor. Tom Lacy, John Rosettis and Tom Bramos were third at -20. Bruce Miseno had closest to the pin on the day, getting to a mere 1-foot, 10-inches from No. 2. The Rally For the Cure Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament was played on Tuesday, March 13, and also saw a match of cards to declare a winner. Bill and Barb Lockwood teamed up with Ray Deryckcrc and Becky George to score a -23, as did the team of Tom and Von Lacy with Pat Haas and Janice Geiger. The Lockwood team got the nod for first after the cards were matched. Taking third in the tournament was t he team of Mark Ponsler, Bruce Miseno, Karen Wallin and David Raciti. Tom Lacy had closest to the pin for t he men, sticking it 6-feet from No. 2, with Rose Hunter getting to 6-feet, 8inches from No. 11 to lead the ladies. And in the Closest Drive to the Line contest on No. 4, Carol Jones was literally on the line. The three-day Mens Golf Assocation Club Championship was completed on Saturday, March 10, with John Moss totaling 242 over 54 holes to be crowned champion. John Goble was the Flight A winner, at 253, wtih Bob McMillan totaling 269 to top Flight B. The MGA Senior Club Championship was also determined from March 7-10, with Russ Isaacs taking top honors with a 253. Flight A saw Bud Snyder take the title with a 267, while Howard Ticknor claimed the top spot in Flight B with a 309 total.River GreensThe Morrison Group played a game Monday, March 12. Winning first place was the team of Jim Cercy, Peter March, Joe Graf and Al Farrell with minus-35; and second place, Bill Mountford, Frank Conroy, Bob Stevens and Gil Heier with minus30. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, March 10. Winning first place was the team of Bob Stevens, Tim Thomas, Gary Riddle and Russ Rudd with minus-47; second place, Paul Nelson, Hank Wunderlich, F red Evans and George Brode with m inus-42; and third place, Johnny Wehunt, Glenn Nelson, Kaci Kody and Bob Streeter with minus-40. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Harold Plagens, 2-feet-11-inches; No. 5, Tim Thomas, 1-foot-5-inches; No. 12, HankW underlich, 6-feet-8-inches; and No. 17, Bill Mountford, 5-feet. An Evening Scramble was played on Friday, March 9. Winning first place was the team of John and Laura Smutnick, Carol Long and Jim Sizemore with minus-7; and second place, Don and Jody Ethun, Roman and Mary Belobradich, Jack Sayre and Don McDonald. The Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Thursday, March 8. Winning first place was the team of Fran Neil, Bev Rudd, Jody Ethun and Jeannine Persails; and second place, Jay Stevens, Donna Johnson and Janet Regan. Individual winners were: First place, Bev Rudd with plus-1.5; second place,J anet Regan with plus-4.5; and third place, MaryBeth Carby with plus-4. The Morrison Group played a game o n Thursday, March 9. The winners were: First place, Paul Johnson and Johnny Wehunt with m inus-23; and second place, Don McDonald and Ken Brunswick with minus-16; Tying for third/fourth places were Keith Kincer and Harold Plagens; Bob Streeter and Jim Cercy with minus-14 each. The Mens Association played a ProAm tournament on Wednesday, March7. Winning first place was the team of Bob Plunkett, B.C. Roberts and Johnny Wehunt with plus-8; second place, Roman Belobradich, Don Ethun, Gary Riddle and Cliff Steele with plus-3.5; and third place, Jerry Hemminger, John Yoder and Glenn Nelson with plus-3. Individual winners: A Flight First place, Romy Febre with plus-4; and second place, Cliff Steele with plus-3.B Flight First place, Bob Wolf with plus-5; and second place, B.C. Roberts with plus-4. C Flight First place, Bob Plunkett with plus-5.5; and second place, Keith Kincer with plus-4. D Flight First place, Guest of Anderson with plus-4; and second place, JerryH emminger with plus3. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, March 6. Winning first place was the team of Ray Delsasso, Don McDonald (draw Cercy and Paul Johnson with minus38; and second place, Romy Febre, Ken Brunswick, Tim Thomas and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-25. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, M arch 6. Winning first place was the team of Linda T herrien, Fran Neil, Lucy Roberts and Jeannine Persails with minus-25; and second place, April Bienik, Pat Gower (draw Nicholson and Jody Ethun with minus-21. T he Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, March 3. The winners were: A Flight First p lace, Jim Anderson with 61; and second place, John Smutnick with 63. Tying for third/fourth places were Larry Roy and Tom Morway with 68 each. B Flight First place, Harold Plagens with 6 3; and second place, Dick Garceau with 64. Tying for third/fourth places were Gil Heier and Len Westdale with6 6 each. C Flight First place, Don McDonald with 65. Tying for second/third places were Hank Wunderlich and Ken Brunswick with 66 each. D Flight Tying for first/second places were Johnny Wehunt and Leo Persails with 63 each. Third place, Lefty St. Pierre with 66. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Anderson, 1 foot-3-inches; No. 5, Ron Jenson, 12-feet; No. 12, Larry Roy, 5-feet-9.5inches; and No. 17, Al Farrell, 10-feet2-inches. An Evening Scramble was played on F riday, March 2. Winning first place was the team of J. and L. Smutnick, Dick Sherman, Don McDonald and Bev Rudd with minus-12. Tying for second/third places were Russ Rudd, Tom Stewart, Dan Petty, Dick and Gayle Garceau; Don and Jody Ethun, Joe and Pat Graf a nd Jerry Lewis with minus-11 each. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, March 1. W inning first place was the team of Fred Evans, Ray Delsasso, Bob Streeter and Plagens with minus-36; and second place, Harold Plagens, Bob Wolf, Joe Graf and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-34. The Mens Association played a ProAm tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Winning first place was the team of B.C. Roberts, Joe Craigo, Bob Plunkett and Peter Bridge with plus-10. Tying for second/third places were Larry Roy, J.R. Messier, Leo Persails and Jim Anderson; Gil Heier, Bob Streeter, Old Wolf and Russ Rudd with plus-9.5 each. Individual winners were: A Flight (29-overy Roy with plus-7; and second place, Jim Anderson with plus-6. B Flight (24-28 First place, Cliff Aubin with plus-5.5; and second place, B.C. Roberts with plus-4.5. C Flight (19-23 Joe Graf with plus-5; and second place, Keith Kincer with plus-4.5. D Flight (18-under Craigo with plus-4.5. Tying for second/third places were Don Pelfrey and Guest of Pelfrey with plus-3 each.SpringLakeOn Wednesday, March 14, the SpringLake Womens Golf Association played a 4 Person Team Pro-Am Points Tournament on the Cougar Trail course. First place team comprised of Teri Swisher, Brenad aGreen, Rosie Foote and Rebecca Shatney who finished with plus 19 points over their quota of 75. T here was a tie for second place at plus 14between the team of Julia Starr, Dotti Blackwell, Joan Gann and a blind draw, and the team of Terrie Austin, Rita Jaskowski, Donna Ryan and Patty Miller. The tie-breaker was won by the Starr team and the Austin team was awarded third place. O n Tuesday, March 13, the Spring Lake Mens Golf Association spon-s ored a Two Man Team Points competition in which each player got three mulligans on the Front Nine and three on the Back Nine of the round played on the Cougar Trail course. I n this Points event, a bogey counted one, a par counted 2 points, a birdiec ounted 4 points and an eagle counted 6 points, all net of handicap per hole. A net triple bogie counted one point against the team. The team finishing in first place with 119 points was Gerry Esty and Jack Hoerner. Using his Mulligans, Gerry Esty came in with a net 57. Finishing in second place at 117 points was Charlie Keniston and Bob R ogers. Mr. Keniston took big advantage of the Mulligans and scored a net 54. Limping into third place was old Dan Porter the Lake Placid Flash and his partner, Ken Rohr, with a team total of 1 13 points, aided strongly by 14 points received on the 11th hole alone. Both players got 4 on the par 5 hole, b ut Ken had one handicap stroke that gave him a net eagle worth 6 points and Dan got two strokes for handicap which gave him a net double eagle worth 8 points. On Thursday, March 8, the Spring Lake Mens Golf Association concluded t heir annual Net Handicap Championship. D ay 2 of this event was held on the Panther Creek course and consisted of Flights A (0-10 handicap), B (11-16 hcp), Flight C (17-18 hcp) and D (1925 hcp). In Flight A, John Starks, who had a net 69 on Day 1, held on with a net 72 total 141 to take first place. Jan Hard took second place with a steady 71,73 144. Bob Hinde took third with 71, 75 146, and Gary Behrendt came in fourth at 72, 75 -147. Flight B winner was Bart Bartholomy with scores of 68, 66, total 134. Joe Austin was second with 75, 68 143 and Bart Rath came in third with scores of 75, 69 144. Dave Kamish was fourth with 70, 77 147. In the C Flight, Gerry Esty turned in terrific net scores of 68, 67 135 to take first place. Ken Rohr posted 70, 68 138 to take second place. Thirdand fourth-place money was tied between Dale Stevens and Gene Hearn at 142 total. The lowest total net score of 129 won Flight D for Charlie Keniston, who scored net 59 and net 70. Dave Docherty scored very consistently 70, 70 140 to take second place in D Flight. Richie Eastep came apart at the seams on Day 2 with 64, 79 143, but still took third place. 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C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunFriday, March 16, 2012w ww.newssun.com SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; march ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 2 2 the busiest day of the 12 Hours of Sebring event, transitioning from a testing set up to a set up build to withstand the legendary event. The Falken crew had to virtually take the car completely apart and rebuild it, even though it has only done a couple hundred miles, said Team Manager D errick Walker. Now is when we start putting in new assemblies such as the new engine and the new gear box; you go through the whole car and you assemble it as though its ready to do twenty-four hours but youre doing twelve. e have to sit together tonight and go over the data weve been collecting over the past two days, said Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler. Then well decide how well continue from here moving into tomorrow. The first official practice s ession of the sports car event began Thursday, March 15 at 10 a.m. The 60th Anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh f rom Florida takes the green flag, Saturday, March 1 7 at 10:30 a.m. Continued from 1B Falken working toward 12 Hours S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Drew Whittaker, a retired Canadian millwright, makes the 1,600-mile trek every winter to Lake Placid. He stays at Camp Florida and enjoys softball as the first baseman for Central Security. With his gregarious personality, he is a favorite of the Camp Florida denizens. They come watch him play wearing gold shirts, Centrals team colors, andc heering on their favorite n eighbor. Many of my fans are retired coffin makers from Indiana, explained Drew. Guess watching me play is a lot livelier than their working days. On Monday, March 12, m ost of the Drew Crew had already begun their northern migration. Those still here watched Central Security lose 28-25 to Lockhart Service. Drew had three hits, as did Duke Hensley (two doubles), Jim Hensley (double (two doubles Victor Rodriguez and Fred Moore had four hitse ach, while fellow Canadian Rod Palmer had five, including a home run. For the winning Lockharts, Darrel Richards ( two doubles, triple) and Paul Stephenson (double each had six hits. P aul Brand (four doubles) and Bill Gallagher ( double, home run) each had five, while Howard C arney added four. Ninety-four-year-old Al Chipps had three hits and two runs scored. Joe Alviano, one of five Canadians on the Lockhart team, knocked in the goahead runs in the last inning. Red-hot Seminole Tire won their sixth straight game in a come-frombehind 22-21 squeaker over Yates Insurance. Manager Dick Cook turned in a sparkling unassisted double play to thwarta Yates rally in the top of the last inning, then drove in the tying run in the bottom half before Jim Guild ended the game with a two out walk-off hit. Cook (two doubles Chet Johnson, Frank Hedges, and Chuck OHara had four hits each for t he Noles. For Yates, Joe Hedges (double (triple Pitcher Ray Hensley had three hits and a walk, while Doran Quigg had three hits and two walks. In Wednesday, March 14, action, Lockhart Service (8-12 over Seminole Tire (10-10 The loss ended the Noles win streak at six, the longest in the league thisy ear. D arrel Richards (double), Tom Ashley and Bill Gallagher (triple, home run) paced the winners with four hits, while Ross Anderson was a home run short of the cycle. Al Chipps, showing no s igns of age, had two hits and coaxed two walks. For Seminole Tire, Dick Cook (two doublesd Chuck OHara (double four hits each Skip Raller added a home run. The Drew Crew watched their hero help lead Central Security (10-10 victory over Yates Insurance (12-8 Because of the Seminole T ire loss, Yates backed into the regular season title. Drew smashed a two-run double in the first, much tot he delight of his Camp Florida followers, and m ade a fine stop at first and beat the runner to the bag in a race that could best be described as the tortoise v s., well, another tortoise. Duke Hensley hit two round-trippers for Central, and Mike Kratt added another. Hot-hitting Victor Rodriguez hit for the cycle. For Yates, Joe Hedges (double, triplery Pixley had four hits each. Doran Quigg added a double and a triple, while pitcher Ray Hensley had three hits and a walk. After the game, Drew was asked what he planned to do back in Canada this summer. Drink Canada dry, he responded with a smile. It was not known whether he was referring to his favorite beverage or to his lifestyle. For further league information, go to www.lpsoftball.com Drew Crew enlivens Lake Placid Softball t he bottom of the inning, when Steven Sodrel doubled home a run, to inch the lead back out to 4-2, but the boys from the Park werent quited one yet. Three more runs came across in the top of the seventh, highlighted by back-toback triples from Perry andC rosson. Perrys was hit so hard that the low line-drive skipped off the infield dirt and still had enough juice to split the gap and reach the outfield fence. Crossons was a more traditional gapper, a wellstruck, arcing shot that reached nearly the same spot, though on a different trajectory. Anifty role-reversal then took place as Crosson came on in relief of Brock for the Cowboys final at bat. And it started off with A ustin Garcia blasting a shot deep into right-center field. B rock, who had moved to r ight with the pitching switch, raced back and to his right and made a leaping, over-the-shoulder catch. From there, Crosson worked his way through the rest of the inning to secure the win and send the Devils to the tournament title game. This was a good week for us, Cornell said. We played some quality teams, some good hitting teams. We pitched well, played solid defense and found ways to win some ball games. Avon Park gets back into regular season action Monday, hosting county rival Sebring at Charles R. Head Field at 7 p.m. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lane Crosson watches his triple soar toward the fence in right-center, bringing home Tyrone Perry, who had tripled just before him, in Tuesdays comeback win over LaBelle. AP finds ways to win Special to the News-Sun SEBRING The Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE Elder Care Services Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 14, at Highlands Ridge Golf Clubs North Course in Avon Park. This event, sponsored by MIDFLORIDACredit Union, is a two-person scramble with handicapped flights. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards ceremony and lunch, sponsored by the Palms of Sebring, will follow. The event will also include a putting contest, awards for closest to the pin, and a holein-one contest sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. Registration is $60 per player, or $120 per 2-person team. Sponsorships are also available. Entries may be submitted to NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, 6414 US Hwy 27 S., Sebring FL33876. All funds raised will be used locally to enhance services to seniors living in Highlands and Hardee Counties. This will be the 15th year that the agency has held its signature fundraising event. Last year the name was changed to the Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE Elder Care Services Golf Tournament as a tribute to NU-HOPEs former Executive Director who passed away in September of 2010. Sandy, an avid golfer and active member of the community, also served as the tournament coordinator each year. Through his passion, leadership and inspiration, this event has raised over $290,000 for elder services within our community. Members of the community can help support this important event by entering a team, becoming a sponsor, or donating a gift certificate(s or other items to be used in our fundraising raffle. For more information, please visit www.nuhopeeldercare.org or contact:Laurie Murphy, NUHOPE Elder Care Services, Inc., 382-2134, or fax, 3824546, or email, murphyl@nuhope.org Nu-Hope Memorial Golf Tournament true, added Lux.year ago, I would not haveb elieved I would be about to embark on this new chapter. I am thrilled to be working with Mike Marsal.H e and I have worked together in the past. I think t his is going to be a large turning point in his career. A nd to be driving for Dyson Racing there is r eally nothing better when you think about American sports car racing: Dyson Racing is the first name that comes to your mind. I remember being a kid watching Dyson cars race around the track and am still speechless that I have this opportunity to be here. Dyson Racing continues their preparation here for the 60th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh by Florida. At last years Sebring 12 Hours, Dyson Racing claimed first-place ALMS points in the combined ALMS/ILMC race on its way to a strong year that saw the team win the LMP1 Drivers Championship with Chris Dyson and Guy Smith, the Team Championship, the M anufacturers C hampionship with Mazda, the Tire Championship with Dunlop and the MICHELINGREEN X Challenge. The 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrn begins with the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on Saturday on March 17. T he race, set for 10:30 a.m., will be broadcast at noon March 18 on ABC and s hown live on ESPN3. The race is available to international audiences on MotorsTVin Europe, Fox Latin America, Rogers Sportnet in Canada, ESPN International, Fox Mideast and on ALMS.com Visit ALMS.com for information on tickets anda rea accommodations. Follow the Series on Twitter ( @almsnotes ), #Sebring12, Facebook and our official YouTube channel. Continued from 1B Dyson to add new car, readies for series first race series has the least amount of barriers for entry, Mazda is also known for giving talented drivers that perform well, the chance and means to move up through the ranks, which is perfect for those of us who dont have bags of money and rely purely on results and sponsorship. This makes for a great starting point for me. In any other series, your career is over before it starts. For several years Dean has been a driving coach, working as a contractor for the Skip Barber Racing School as well as hiring out on a private basis. In January he launched his shop on Maple Street in Sebring, building and fabricating cars for himself as well as his clients. e build race cars, we transport them, we restore them basically everything to do with race cars, he said. My coaching services also are part of the business. At last report, Dean said there were Dodge Vipers, an Acura NSX and some Porsches in addition to a cadre of Mazda MX5 cup cars in the garage as part of his roster of cars in various states of repair or restoration, In addition to racing this year, Deans business also is doing a number of other promotionals, such as being a sponsor on the 10th anniversary of the bikini contest a staple of the annual Spring Brake Party Zone at the track. Next on the list is a foray with Nissan. Dean said he is in negotiations with them to run a factory-backed pro team in a two-year deal. The idea is to run a full SPEED World Challenge schedule as well as some other series, For those headed to the raceway, Dean will be easily recognized in the white, No. 16 Mazda MX5 car. s the brightest, white car out there, he said Continued from 1B Dean getting started on home track The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN By JOE KAY Associated PressDAYTON, Ohio South Florida introduced the NCAAtournament to the Big Easts nastiest defense Wednesday night, putting more than just a chill into a California team that had never seen anything like it. The Bulls allowed only 13 points in the first half and brushed their way to a 65-54 victory. South Florida (21-13 plays No. 5 seed Temple in Nashville on Friday, a matchup of teams known for gritty defense. Few have been better than this one for the first 20 minutes on the NCAA stage. California (24-10t score over the last 8:55 of the first half, missing 10 shots and turning it over twice while South Florida pulled ahead 36-13. Freshman point guard Anthony Collins, a thinbuilt player with a youthful face that reminds coach Stan Heath of a 12-year-old kid, played like a star in his first NCAAtournament game, scoring 12 points. South Fla works over Cal in NCAA tourney

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C M Y K Dear Pharmacist: My son takes an antibiotic for acne and I need one for urinary tract infections. My questioni s not about natural alternatives,I dont believe in that stuff. I just want to know what the side effects are of antibiotics and any others afety precautions. Thanks for letting you pick your brain. T.E.,Decatur,Illinois Answer: There are well o ver 100 antibiotics and they are the single most frequently prescribed medication ofo ur time. Some people with viral and fungal infections are often prescribed antibi-o tics,which only target bacteria. Big mistake. A ntibiotics are actually derived from mold/fungus so its recommended that youa void antibiotics if you have any fungal infection or vario us immune system disorders. The first patented antibiotic was penicillin. We have hundreds of prescriptiona ntibiotics today,but prior to that,doctors prescribed coll oidal silver,turmeric,oregon grape root,oregano oil, olive leaf extract,garlic oro ther naturally-occurring antimicrobials. These are all s till available in health food stores for others who are interested. Physicians often prescribe a ntibiotics based on the tissue that is infected. So your son is taking doxycycline,ad rug that penetrates the skin cells well,while you are on an antibiotic that goes intoy our kidney,bladder and/or urethra with the sole task of a nnihilating foreign bacteria that have taken up residence. Kids with ear infections areo ften given cephalexin or amoxicillin because those t wo drugs really get into the ear canal. Some experts suggest taking your antibiotic on an empty stomach to achieveh igher blood levels but this often backfires. As a pharm acist for 23 years,ve noticed that people commonly throw up when they dot his so I think its better to take your antibiotic with f ood (and keep it down) than to take it on an empty stomach and potentially lose it. The final word on this should come from your personal health care advisor. A ntibiotics are stupid, they cant distinguish bad bacteria from good ones which means your camp of friendly flora or probioticsi s destroyed. So to answer your question about longterm side effects,they are tied to the potent drug mugging effect,meaning antibi-o tic drugs literally mug you of your probiotics. You said you dont believe i n dietary supplements,but I would be remiss if I didnt suggest a probiotic supple-m ent (especially those containing lactic acid bacteria) w hich rejuvenates your gut integrity and replenishes your friendly camp of goodg ut bugs. B complex would be e xcellent too. I promise you,poor probiotic status can lead to unspeakable misery,with problems that put you on am edication merry-go-round. Short term effects are indig estion,stomach pain,gas, nausea,constipation and irritable bowel symptoms.L ong-term suppression of probiotics can lead to weight g ain,yeast overgrowth,vaginal yeast infections,skin p roblems,chronic fatigue, body aches,joint pain, i mmune suppression and a leaky gut (which then promotes sudden food sensitivities to wheat and dairy for example). That last one is al ife-changer! S uzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 16, 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 Antibiotics are stupid; its up to you to be smart Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen MCT S ome antibiotics, like cephalexin or amoxicillin, work best on ear infections. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

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C M Y K Third in a four-p art series While diabetes negativelya ffects the body from head to toe,it can be con-t rolled successfully with guidance and treatment from a team ofm edical specialists. Knowing who the team playersare and what theyd o is essential to making sure that you are always in c ontrol of your diabetes. By following your doctorsrecommendations and askingi mportant questions about your care,you will fully u nderstand what it takes to treat and control diabetes.Primary care physicianA family physician or i nternist plays the important role of coordinator. They are often the first doctor ones ees after a diabetes diagnosis. They make referrals to o ther specialists on the treatment team. When choosing a primary care doctor,ask if t hey refer to a podiatrist for diabetes complications in the feet.EndocrinologistAn endocrinologist is a specialist who is sometimesr eferred by the primary care physician. This specialist treats many internal diseases and is often called upon to care for a diabetic having difficulty controlling the disease. PodiatristA podiatrist,also known as a podiatric physician isu niquely qualified to treat the foot and ankle. Diabetes can limit or restrict nerve function,as well as blood flow to the feet. Because oft his,patients with diabetes can develop foot complications which may cause amputation if left untreated. If you have diabetes or are at risk for the disease,have a podiatrist check your feet at least twice a year for symptoms,such as a loss of sensation,burning or tingling. In fact,diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic,lower-limb amputations in the world. To find a podiatrist physician in your area,visit www.todayspodiatrist.com/.DentistPatients with diabetes are more susceptible to gum disease and infections in the mouth due to excess bloods ugar; so keeping up with regular dentist appointments is important. Make sure your dentist knows if you have diabetes and dont neglecty our six-month appointments.O phthalmologist/ optometristSimilar to how diabetes restricts blood flow to thef eet,diabetes can also affect blood flow to the eyes which results in diabetic eye dis-e ase. This condition is highly preventable if the disease i s managed properly. You should visit your eye doctor for an exam once a year.Vascular surgeonDiabetes can increase the chances for the developmento f several vascular diseases. Your risk of vascular disease i ncreases with the length of time you have had diabetes and your risk can bei ncreased if you have high blood pressure,if you s moke,dont exercise,are overweight,or eat a high-fat diet. Make sure a vasculars urgeon is part of your team.PharmacistSuccessfully managing diabetes usually requires taking prescription medication. Talk with your pharmacist toe nsure you understand the risks of using over-thecounter (OTC) with prescribed medications. D r. Joni Jones is a podiatrist in Sebring who can be reached at 382-3228, stop by her office at 206 West Center Avenue, S ebring or mail to P.O. Box 1719, Sebring, FL 33871-1719. T his information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, March 16, 2012www.newssun.com 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; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 9 9 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1 .736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 3 3 APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 7 7 HEALTHYLIVING Your diabetes management team Foot Care Dr. Joni Jones Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 Outreach scheduleAce Homecare will offer the following community outreach events: Today 9 a.m.,Health F air,Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street,Avon Park; 10:30 a.m.,Health Fair, Highlands Village,Villa Road,Sebring Monday 10 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Chatham Pointe,Stenstom Road,Wauchula; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe assisted living Community,Sun n Lake Boulevard,Sebring Tuesday 8 a.m., Health Fair,Sebring Bluffs, U.S. 27,Sebring; 10 a.m., Health Fair,Fair Havens, Apartments,Spinks Road, Sebring; 1 p.m.,Health Fair,Groves,behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27 Sebring Wednesday 9 a.m., Health Fair,Avon Park Meal Site,Main Street, Avon Park; 10:30 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Crown Pointe,assisted living facility,Sun n Lake Boulevard,Sebring.Elder Affairs SHINE Program seeks volunteersThe Florida Department of Elder Affairs,along with the West Central Florida A rea Agency on Aging, invites you to join the a ward-winning SHINE team of volunteers. This program helps elders make informed decisions about Medicare, health insurance and pre-s cription drug plans. If you would like additional information about this exciting opportunity and would like to become aS HINE volunteer in Hillsborough,Hardee, Highlands,Manatee and Polk Counties,please call the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at 813-740-3888,ext. 5593.Get help with your Medicare costsSHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) volunteer counselors from the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging are available to help Medicare beneficiaries learn if they qualify for additional benefits. If they are eligible, SHINE volunteers can provide application assistance. If you or someone you know needs help with your Medicare costs,you can call 1-800-96-ELDER or 1800-963-5337 and speak with a SHINE counselor More than 86,500 Medicare beneficiaries in Florida are likely eligible for,but are not enrolled in a p rogram called Extra Help. This program offers quali fied beneficiaries assistance with their Part D (prescription drug plan) costs. In addition,many individuals may qualify for assis-t ance paying their Part B premiums. Many of those who need help the most dont know about these valuable bene-f its and how SHINE can help. SHINE provides educational materials and free unbiased insurance counseling to Florida elders,caregivers and family members. Our goal is to help elders understand and receive the health insurance coverage they need through Medicare,Medicaid, Prescription Assistance, Long-Term Care Planning and Insurance and other health care issues. If youd like more information and assistance,call the toll-free Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.SNAP can help pay for groceries Attention citizens who are 60 years of age or older: Are you having trouble making ends meet? Could you use a little help with your grocery bill? Do you live in Hillsborough, Manatee,Polk,Highlands o r Hardee County? If so,the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) may be able to help you pay fors ome of your groceries. The West Central Florida Area Agency on Agings Aging Resource Center hasa team of specialists who c an help you complete your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance application over the phone. If you would like assistance in applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),call 800-96ELDER or 800-963-5337.Elder Helpline availableThe Elder Helpline provides information for older adults and their caregivers by helping callers make informed decisions about available assistance. It is the starting point in getting connected with programs or services that can meet the needs of the older adult or caregiver. For more information, please contact (800 96Elder or (800 or visit www.AgingFlorida.com/. HEALTHNEWSSNAPSHOTS A RA ContentYou may think you already know a lot about hearing loss and treatment, but some of the facts surrounding this prevalent problem for instance that,a ccording to the Better Hearing Institute (BHI11 percent of Americans report having hearing difficulties could surprise you. Here are some realities that may make your econsider what you think you know about your hearing,what puts it at risk and what you can do if you suffer a hearing loss: Surprising fact No.1 Not everyone w ho has hearing loss is old. In fact, most people with hearing problems (65 percent) are younger than 65,BHIr eports. And,more children and teenagers are experiencing hearing loss. Nearly one in fiveAmerican teensn ow has some level of hearing loss, according to a 2010 study by r esearchers at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston. While you may think the volume dial o n Johnns iPod is directly related to his hearing problems,theres more to t he story,researchers say.Which leads to the next fact. Surprising fact No. 2 Threats to our hearing lurk in places you might not expect. Protecting your ears whilee ngaging in activities you know are loud such as attending a rock conc ert or a visiting a shooting range is only the start. Gradual hearing damage can begin to occur with prolongede xposure to sounds of just 85 decibelsroughly the volume generated by a k itchen blender. So while that MP3 player may be a contributing factor to a childs hearing l oss,its not the only one. In fact,very loud toys those that emit 90 decibels or more can be a risk factor,too, according to the American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association.H earing experts take the toy risk so seriously,that every November the Sight and Hearing Association publishes a list of the noisiest toys. Surprising fact No. 3 Loud noise i snt the only thing that can damage hearing. In reality,many outside factors from some medications to ab low to the head can cause hearing loss. Pressure differences between the i nside and outside of the eardrum can be harmful,putting SCUBA divers and frequent flyers at risk. Diseases like sickle cell anemia,kidney disease,toxoplasmosis and evenh erpes have been linked to hearing loss. Chemotherapy drugs,loop diureti cs and some antibiotics also can affect your hearing. Even large quantities of aspirin (salicylates) may cause hearingl oss. Surprising fact No. 4 Hearing loss n ot only affects your ability to hear and your quality of life,it may even hurt your earning potential. The BHI r eports that untreated hearing loss may decrease your income by up to $30,000 a year. The good news is that treating hearing loss with hearing aids can reduce the risk to your income by 90 to1 00 percent if your hearing loss is mild,and from 65 to 77 percent if its moderate to severe. Which leads to fact five. Surprising fact No. 5 Hearing aids c hange lives. Technology has made modern hearing aids more effective, versatile,convenient and discreet thane ver before. Advances like completely-in-canal s tyles make it virtually impossible for observers to know if someone is wearing a hearing aid. Wireless hearing aids can even stream sound directly from your TV,M P3 player or radio to your hearing aids,all without a relay device. T he aids automatically transition from one device to another when you move from room to room. S urprising fact No. 6 Despite the prevalence of hearing loss,less than 15 p ercent of American adults who get a physical exam this year will also have their hearing screened by their physic ian or nurse during that exam,a BHI survey indicates. The vast majority of doctors in todays health care system dont include hearing health as a routine parto f annual exams,despite the fact that more than 95 percent of those with hearing loss could benefit from hearing aids,Dr. Sergei Kochkin,executive director of BHI,said in a press releasea nnouncing the survey. Surprising facts about hearing loss ARAContent Loud music through your earbuds isnt the only way to damage your hearing.

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C M Y K By MILLIE RICHMOND Special to the News-SunSEBRING There was a c elebration going on! At sundown on March 7 (Adar 13 on the Hebrew calendar)J ews ushered in the festival of Purim. This is the day to read the megillah,the scroll o f Esther,and rejoice. But it also is a day to remember. P erhaps a little history is in order. More than 4,000 years ago, in the land of Persia (today called Iran),King Ahasuerusr uled. After a dispute with his wife,Vashti,he decided to find another queen. And find one he did,in the beautiful Jewess,Esther. But for some time,Esther hid her Jewish identity. S hortly after Esther became the queen,her b eloved cousin,Mordechai, offended the grand vizier (Hamanw down to him. This so enraged Haman that he told the kingt he Jews refused to obey his laws and he sought the kings permission to kill all of them living in Persia. Believing his trusted advisor,the kingg ranted his request. One of Esthers servants brought her a copy of the edict with a plea from Mordecai for her to go to the king and beg mercy for her people. Now,in those times, one did not simply request an appointment with the king. In fact,Esther could have met d eath by not waiting for the king to summon her. F ortunately,Esther was a wise woman and had a plan. Esther prepared a banquet a nd invited the king and Haman to attend. Both were delighted. During the e vening,the king asked his wife what she desired. F inally,Esther revealed to him that she was a Jewess and that one of his advisors was plotting to kill her people. Her desire was that thek ing would spare them. The outraged king demanded to know who dared to harm his queen and her people. Once Haman had been identified, the king denounced him and made Mordechai his vizier.( It should be added that earlier,Mordechai had uncovered a plot against the king,thus saving the kings life). Hamans orders were overturned and a new edict was issued,giving Jews the rightt o assemble and protect themselves. In modern times Purim thrives as a major Jewish holiday. It is celebrated in syna-g ogues with the reading of the Megillah. Whenever Hamans name is mentioned in the story telling,congregants drown out his name with foot stomping,greggors (a kind of rattle from the congregation. In Jewish homes,special foods are shared and Purim parties host guests dressed in cos-t ume. B ut Purim,especially in these troubled times,also gives cause to remember.J ews and others have endured too many Hamans throughout history. Now I srael exists to ensure, ever again.Never again a Haman or a Hitler or anyone whose goal is to wipe out populations simply because they do not agree with them. May our world leaders be not only as wise as Esther, b ut as determined to protect its citizens and allow them to protect themselves from the threats of the dangerous few. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 16, 2012Page 7B JD FINANCIAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 3/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 6 6 BORDER TOWN CANTINA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 3/14,16; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 9 9 8 8 3 3 RELIGION Courtesy photo The Boss, Lil L and the Girls dressed as a rock group and to the delight of the Temple I srael Congregation in Sebring, presented a Purim Shpiel (a short play) based on the scroll of Esther. Jews usher in the festival of Purim Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING This is the fourth Sunday in Lent. Worship service with Communion will be led byR ev. Jefferson Cox. Worship Assistant is Ron Fitzpatrick. Lector/Communion Assistant is Sue Cushman. W ednesday,March 21, the leader will be Ron Fitzpatrick and the message will be You Shall Love the Lord With All YourH eart.March 28,the leader will be Ed Graff and the message will be GoT herefore and Make Disciples of All Nations.Christ Lutheran Church, LCMSAVON PARK This Sunday,Pastor ScottM cLean will be preaching a sermon entitled Looking U p and Lifting Up. Wednesday,March 21 join us for a Soup Supper at 6 p.m. The theme for Lenten d evotional is The Trials of Jesus,The Voice of C aiaphasby Pastor David Nabinger. The church is at 1320 CR 64,east the AvonP ark High School. For more information, c all 471-2663 or online at www.christlutheranavonpark.org/.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Matter. T he keynote is from Proverbs:ilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? The church is at 146 N. Franklin Street.Christian Training ChurchS EBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled The Nations Are Angryat the Sunday morning service.T he Wednesday night Bible study is studying the Gospel of John. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID The message for this Sunday is Why Do I Exist?Also on March 18,we will beb ringing our monthly service to the Lake Placid Care C enter at 1:30 p.m. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 PeaceA ve. in Lake Placid,two miles east of U.S. 27 on C R 621. Call 465-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristS EBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver t he Sunday morning sermon Sassalvationwith Scripture taken fromN umbers 21:4-9. The church is 1.7 miles w est of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 orv isit www.sebringemmanuelucc.com/.First Baptist Church, Avon ParkAVON PARK First Baptist Church Avon Park, Rev. Jon Beck is Senior Pastor. Primera BautistaM ision Pastor is Johnattan Soltero. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. Call 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net/. Church News Continued on page 9B Lewises in concert SundayLAKE PLACID Bill and Linda Lewis, (gospel music from theh eart) will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday at First Baptist Church of Lake Placid,119 E. Royal Palm St. F or more information, call 465-3721 or visit www.fbclp.com/.S hepherd to teach at SIM ConferenceS EBRING Dr. Rick Shepherd will be the Bible teacher at the nextB ible and Missionary Conference sponsored by S IM in Sebring. The conference runs from Sunday through Friday,M arch 18-23. Dr. Shepherd has s erved with the Prayer and Spiritual Awakening Team of the Florida Baptist Convention since the year2 000. Before t hat he pastored inF lorida, Texas a nd Tennessee. Dr. Shepherds doctorate is f rom Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is one of the authors in the ollowing God Serieso f books. He has ministered not only in the USA but overseas as well. He says,I am always glad to encourageb elievers and witness to listening hearts. W orld mission updates will be brought byS amantha Smith. Samantha is an SIM missionary to Burkina Faso, West Africa,one of the poorest nations in thew orld. The opening service is Sunday at 3:30 pm. Monday through Friday, the sessions are at 10a .m. and 7 p.m. The SIM Chapel is on Schlosser Road off Sparta Road in Sebring. The conference is free and open to everyone.Union Church Crafters host soup lunchAVON PARK The Happy Crafters of Union Church in Avon Park are sponsoring a soup lunch on Tuesday. It will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Rock,106 Butler Ave. There will be various soups to choose from, bread and dessert,for $6 per person. Also,some spring crafts will be available for sale. Proceeds go to missions and stays in the community.Ditchfield Family at MaranathaSEBRING The Ditchfield Family Singers will be featured at 7 p.m.,on Friday, March 23,in the last of the Winter Concert Series at Maranatha Baptist Church. Using an combination of solos,duets,quartets and ensemble numbers, the singers will display their love for Jesus Christ with an outstanding inspirational program of hymns and gospel songs. Featured will be the remarkable solo voice of Stephen Snapshots Shepherd RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridas paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send email to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information, call 385-6155,ext. 516. Continued on page 10B

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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, March 16, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.Thursday. For information contact (239 0390.Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine;andA waiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 471-0924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages.Choir practice at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:4526556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service,7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule:8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m. Childrens Church;6 p.m.evening worship.Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m.supper;6 p.m.Bible Study and Prayer;6:30 p.m.Adult Choir Practice;6 p.m.childres choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs.Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m.Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, 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, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet.First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E.Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:385-5154.Dr. David E.Richardson, senior pastor; Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.;Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky Gotsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell S t., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D. Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. F undamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month.The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552. Home phone:214-3025.Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Ken Geren, interim pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C.Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3823695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757.Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor.Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com;Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retired Rev.J.Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R.McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe.Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m.and noon MondayFriday;9 a.m.Saturday.Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m.Saturday, 5 p.m.Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m.Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass;5 p.m.Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center).Confession:every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215.Father Michael J. Cannon.Mass schedule:Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.;Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 465-7065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor.Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. 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; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:3850358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 382-1343. Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off site Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N.Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S.Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825.Minister:Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service.Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870;385-7443.We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway.Our hours of service are:Sunday Bible Class,9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene o f AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W. Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Don Seymour, Senior Pastor.Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION I was snuggling down in my easy chair with a riveting book inh and when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage shared with me an observation. I just was thinking,she began very seriously,that we have nott aken a trip lately. We once went to Thailand for several weeks,which was wonderful. One of the delightful things of that trip was visiting the elephantr anch and riding the elephants. As we were in line to ride the elephants the person in charge took one look at me and said,No,no. He said something in some language I could not understand andt hen proceeded to pair my wife up with another woman and insisted I r ide the elephant alone. From what I got out of his gestures and tone of voice was he thought I was tooh eavy to ride an elephant. Being compared with an elephant and b eing on the losing side of the comparison,is not something I enjoyed experiencing. I have been insulted quite a bit throughout my life,and this cer-t ainly was one of them. Being the congenial gentleman that I am,I s ubmitted to his evaluation and rode the elephant by myself. I did a lot of bouncing,deliberately,on my elephant ride. I hope that ele-p hant remembers me. We have had other trips and have enjoyed ourselves tremendously. But when she asked about the last trip we took,I could not bring intof ocus our last trip. Not world travelers,of course, but we do like to take little jaunts here and there just to get away from the rat race. To participate int he rat raceI suppose you have to be a rat. It is good to get away from other rats and associate with rats you do not know. Nothing really came of my wifes observation. She just men-t ioned it,then the subject was dropped,and we went on to what w e were doing. Several days later I was about to take the trip of my life. I bought some ink cartridges for my printer and happened to buy the w rong kind. The way the world operates today is that you cannot make a mistake and then take the product back and exchange it for the right one. The only way I couldg et any satisfaction about this was to call the company and put in a r equest to have this ink exchanged for the right cartridge. I got the number and called the company.That was the beginningo f my trip around the world. The first stage of this trip was punching in numbers. I am not sure of the purpose for punching in numbers in order to get to some-b ody that can help you. What happened to the good old days where you actually talked to a person you could understand what they were saying? For about 15 minutes,I punched i n number after number after number. I thought for a moment that I w as reading the book of Numbers in the Old Testament. I do not mind numbers when they add up.H owever,what I really do not like are arbitrary numbers that a bsolutely make no sense to me. Of course,many things do not make any sense to me. Finally,after punching numbers until my fingers began to bleed,Ig ot an actual human voice. Ah,the great satisfaction of actually e ncountering a living,breathing human being on the telephone. I took a moment to enjoy the moment. It was not to last long. A s I began listening to the voice on the other end of the phone,I became a little puzzled. I heard the voice,she came through loud and clear but I had no idea what shew as saying. I said quite a few times when the conversation warranted, Huh. After a few minutes of this,I realized the person I was talking tow as in the Philippines. How I got to the Philippines,I will never know. I am not saying that the young womans English was bad, just that my ears were not able to catch the nuances of her phrases. N ot getting any satisfaction from this young woman in the P hilippines,she transferred me to someone in India. I had just got accustomed,or so I thought,to theF ilipino accent and now I was hearing someone talk to me from I ndia with a completely different accent. I spent a few minutes in India and what we talked about I have no idea. I just wanted to exchange myi nk cartridges for the correct ones. I am not sure what somebody in I ndia has to do with my problem. Not getting any satisfaction from the chap in India,I was transferred t o someone in Idaho. I wanted cartridges not potatoes. After some quasi-delightful minutes in Idaho,I came to the excruciating conclusion that it would be worth my while,not to mention the c ash involved,to just forget the whole thing and throw those cart ridges away and buy new ones. On my way to buy a new cartridge,I thought of a verse of Scripture. For now we see through a glass,darkly; but then face to face:now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known(1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV). I am looking forward to that final trip where I will see Him face to face,no misunderstanding then. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or em ail jamessnyder2@att.net/. The c hurch web site is www.whatafellows hip.com/. Guest columns are the o pinon of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. How I went around the world in 90 minutes Guest Column Rev. James L. Snyder

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 16, 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 HowsWay, 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 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Phone:465-0051. 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 isa church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided.Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:4716140, Church Cell Phone:2733674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 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 CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month.Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass.Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Like to sing? Come join the choir.Visitors always welcome.Come grow with us. Phone 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 fellowshipw ith 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, 3853232.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 (385-2782to2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., AvonPark. Pastor:Rev.John C.Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m.Sunday school will resume in the fall.Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 4536858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service9 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-TraditionalS ervice each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings dur-i ng Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;3864900.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.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way.Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church onS aturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. 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;email: covpres@strato.net ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W.Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours:8:3012:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone:453-3242.The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday;Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday.Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m.;Tuesday:Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.;Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.;Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes.Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m.in the sanctuary;contemporary worship is at 11 a.m.Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m.in the educational building.Wednesday:6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school nursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies.Children/youth music ministry (Thursday):grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.;grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.;grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.Call the church office for more information about the classes offered.Nurseryi s provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special ChildrensC hurch offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School,9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday:Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or c all Major Bruce Stefanik at 3857548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, 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, FL 33825.(863. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.;Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday.Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday. Church office phone:655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday;Bible studies throughout the week.4711999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the L ords Table this Sunday morning will be Sharron Campbell and Diane Beidler. C ommunion will be served by Carol Chandler and Franny Goff. Womens Sunday will be celebrated and all particip ants will be from the female members of the congregation. The speaker will b e Marla Null from the Worship Committee and her s ermon is titled ATribute to Great Women,Past and P resentProverbs 31:27-29. C hildrens Church leaders f or Sunday will be Mike and Carol Graves. Call 385-0352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On Sunday morning,Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon will be The Lords Supperbased on I Corinthians 11:17-34. T he choirs introit will be In Holy Reverence,Lord, We Comeand the anthem In You,Weare One. SThe adult Sunday school c lass is continuing their study of David in II Samuel Chapter 23 which talks about Davids mighty men. Wendy Garcia teaches the youthc lass and they discuss how the Bible applies to issues today. On Wednesday,Pastor Johnson will lead the Bibles tudy on the topic The Basics of the Faith.The Family Potluck will be at 6p .m. Guest speaker is Chip Sherer,president of the Bonclarken ConferenceC enter in Flat Rock,N.C. The Christian Education C ommittee and Youth are hosts. An offering will be taken for the youth to assistt hose desiring to go to camp. The church is at 215 E. C ircle St.(with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringS EBRING Help Me Write My Sermonis the title of Sunday mornings message given by guest speaker,Cecil Hess.First United Methodist Church of SebringS EBRING Rev.A.C. Bryants message will be the fourth and fifth words of Christ Forsaken & Thirst with Scripture from Mark1 5:34 and John 19:28. The Bell Choir will provide the special music. A n Old Fashioned Revival will be held Sunday through Wednesday,March 25-28. C all 385-5184. The church is at 126 South Pine St. Visit t he website at www.sebringfirstumc.com/.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday will be Never too old! with Scripture from Phillippians 3:12-21. T he service will also includeHeartland Singers singing Promises One by One;and Darlene,Gail, Dorothy,Kay,and Walles inging Were You There When They Crucified My Lord.Offering music will be Mr. Liming playing fiddle solo and Walle Woodworths inging Hes the God of the Mountain. Tuesday night adult Bible study is Evolution Creation The Big BangT heorytaught by Pastor Ted Moore. Wednesday young adult a nd childrens programs taught by George Kelly, Amanda and Jon Armentrouta nd Toby Cribbs. The church is at 2705 A lternate Route 17 South in Sebring. Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service. T he sermon is called Courage to Be a Humble Hero. Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the New SongC ontemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. The theme of the sermon will be The Solid Rock and the Sinking Sand. T he church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information call 465-2422.P arkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday m orning Bible lesson The Wedding at Canais taken from the second chapter oft he gospel of John. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the m essages Sunday morning and evening. The Wednesday evening s ervice will be praise,prayer and interactive Bible study. N ext Sunday,March 25,will be the end-of-the-month-sing and fellowship.St. John United M ethodist Church S EBRING The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr.s message will be Temptation: F ameat all three services. Biblical reference is from Mark 1:12-13. S mall Steps 4 Health meets Monday at 10 a.m. UMW Mission Study of H aiti is Saturday at 9 a.m. N ursery is provided at all services.T he Way Church EFCAS EBRING Youth leader Zac Tsai will be preaching Sunday morning. The Way Church EFCA is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive,Sebring. Pastor is Reinhold B uxbaum. Church phone is 471-6140. Pastors cell is 2 73-3674. For church information and the pastors messages, g o to www.thewaychurch.org/. Continued from page 7B RELIGION

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C M Y K By RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Business WriterLOS ANGELES WalM art pledged to help introduce Hollywoods emerging o nline movie locker system to its customers,many of whom have never owned any-t hing digital in their lives. People who own DVDs or B lu-ray discs from five participating movie studios will be able to permanently a ccess them on Wal-Marts Vudu online streaming service by paying $2 per movie. The offer applies regardless of where customers boughtt he discs,but they must bring them to a store in person. The right to access a high-definition version of a DVD will cost $5; Blu-ray conversionsw ill already be in high definition. T he move announced Tuesday is meant to give con-s umers confidence that the discs they buy today wont be obsolete in a few years. Its also designed to familiarize people who have relied ond isc sales with buying and collecting movies digitally. Lots of people are facing this dilemma of Do I buy a physical DVD,or what aboutt his digital movie?said John Aden,executivevice president for general merchandising at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. e think this is a huge opportunity for us to break down that wall between those two. In October,Warner Bros. was the first studio to launch a new system for online movie storage and playback called UltraViolet. The system is meant to allow consumers to watch movies they have bought on DVD or Bluray on multiple devices including tablet computers and smartphones,which have no slots for discs. Wal-Marts Vudu now joins the UltraViolet platform. UltraViolet has gotten a rocky review because it requires signing up to at least two different websites and hasnt worked well on all devices. Studios are hoping that having a Wal-Mart employeeg uide consumers through the sign-up process will make it e asier to understand and use. So far,only about 1 million people have signed up forU ltraViolet. The early adopter,or d igerati if you will,are probably pretty good at being able to convertmovies to digital f ormats,Ron Sanders,president of Warner Home Video, said in an interview. I think there are a lot of people who arent so technologicallys avvy who probably need help. Thats the need WalMart addresses. Wal-Mart said it will offer the disc-to-digitalconver-s ion service starting April 16 at the 3,500 outlets nationw ide that have a photo center. Employees are being t rained to help customers sign up for an account with both Vudu and UltraViolet, both of which are needed to make the system work fully.P eople will have their discs stamped to prevent multiple people from using the same disc for online access. Wal-Mart will become the f irst independent retailer to actively participate in the UltraViolet system,which had relied until now on studio-owned websites and online service Flixster,which is owned by Warner Bros. That will make it more accessible to millions of people and could entice other retailers to participate. Consumers have often gone to Wal-Mart looking for deals on DVDs and end up buying other things such asg roceries or clothing. The retailer hopes the conversion s ervice creates the same foot traffic while keeping up with the new ways people want tow atch movies. Meanwhile,Hollywood w ants to boost flagging sales of DVDs and ease people into buying digital versions, w hich remain a small fraction of movie purchases. Studios want to encourage people to buy discs rather than rent them from Redbox,Netflix oro ther companies because purchases are more profitable. Five major studios are participating in UltraViolet: Viacom Inc.s Paramount,C omcast Corp.s Universal, Sony Corp.,Time Warner I nc.s Warner Bros. and News Corp.s 20th Century Fox. T he Walt Disney Co., which is developing its own online storage system called KeyChest,is not involved in UltraViolet or in the Wal-M art offer. For now,movies saved to UltraViolet arent compatible with iCloud,the online storage service run by Apple Inc.N or is it compatible with movie purchases made at Amazon.com Inc.,which allows all purchased movies to be played back online. Studios hope that if WalMart entices more consumers to sign up,eventually Disney, Apple and Amazon will be persuaded to participate as well. And in a first for Page 10BNews-SunFriday, March 16, 2012www.newssun.com 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 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 3/2,16; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 4 4 HIGHLANDS SENIOR CENTER,INC.; 3.639"; 2.5"; Black; 3/16/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 9 9 9 9 4 4 (Dadield and the versatile arrangements of the My Three SonsQuartet. The Ditchfield FamilyS ingers have been featured on nationwide television and have traveled extensively. They make their home in Sarasota,where they minis-t er on the worship team of their home church when not on the road. The congregation extends a cordial welcome to friends from the community to share this concert. There is no charge,but a love offering will be received. The church is located in Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road,two miles east of S.R. 17 N. in Sebring. For more information,call 382-4301 or 382-8594.Jorgensen at CrossroadsSEBRING Evangelist Jim Jorgensen will be at Crossroads Fellowship on Saturday,March 24,at 6 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10 a.m. In 1993,Pastor Jim Jorgensen,along with his wife Daphne and their two daughters,Debra and Kristen,were sent as missionaries to the Dominican Republic. The Lord quickly expanded their influence within this nation and used P astor Jim as an integral part in forming the largest church network in the Santo Domingo area of the Dominican Republic. I n 1996,the Lord led Pastor Jim and Wife, Daphne,to found Sound The Trumpet Ministries International,creating a mis-s ions door from the United States to the Dominican Republic and vice versa. Since this time the Lord has expanded the ministry to the nations of Spain,Bolivia, Mexico,and commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Forresters bring message to Calvary ChurchSEBRING The Forresters will bringing a message in song at 10 a.m. Sunday,March 25,at Calvary Church on Hammock Road.Hands Rappers Dance Team present programSEBRING The Hands Rappers Dance Team of Crossroads Fellowship will present The 12 Hours of Praise and Worshipfrom 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 14,at 605 State Road 66. Any questions,call 6550212 or e-mail mail@crossroadsfl.com/.Flea market plannedS EBRING Crossroads Fellowship,located at 605 S.R. 66 in Sebring,is havinga Flea Market Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,on Saturday,M arch 31. For information, call Janet at 655-0212.Holy Week scheduleLAKE PLACID The host church for Holy Week this year will be First Baptist Church of Lake Placid at 119 E. Royal Palm St. The phone number is 465-3721 and the website is www.fbclp.com/. The community service time will be 12-12:30 p.m., on the following days,along with noted speakers: Monday,April 2 Michael Cannon from St. James Catholic Church; Tuesday, April 3 Fred Ball from Memorial United Methodist Church; Wednesday,April 4Ray Cameron from First Presbyterian Church; Thursday,April 5 Ray Culpepper from Eastside Christian Church; and Friday,April 6 Brett Morey from First Baptist Church of Lake Placid. Music by Bill Lewis Ministries. Lunch will not be served this year. Sponsored by the Lake Placid Christian Ministerial Association. Continued from page 5B I had a woman in one of my churches who was per-h aps the biggest whiner that I have ever known. She was always depressed. Her husband,Charles,had a good job in a steel mill and madev ery good money.This man bent over backwards to give his wife,Selby,the whiner, anything she wanted. He cleaned house,did the laun-d ry and did things that she should have been doing but did not do,because she was too busy laying around feeling sorry for herself. Charles was very talented a nd built her the house she wanted. He made all kinds o f beautiful and functional items for the house. If she whined about something,hed id or made or bought whatever it was that would stop t he whining. Im not sure if he did these things because he loved her or because he wanted to shut her up. On her side,Selby did n othing but complain about Charles. No matter what he d id for her,or gave her,it was never enough,and her depression was his fault.A bout the only thing that she may have legitimately comp lained about,was that Charles wasnt the most affectionate person in thew orld. He may have been that way to keep her from hurting him as her griping o bviously did,or maybe his lack of affection was part of t he reason for her griping. Whatever the reason,he seemed to be a very caring person. One Sunday morning, S elby came into church and as usual was complaining about her husband. I had heard about all I could stomach,so I said to her,Selby instead of always griping about what you want,andw hat you need to make you happy,why dont you stop focusing on yourself,go home and for a change,try to make your husbandh appy? Of course,she didnt understand so I explained to her that a major cause of depression is extreme self centeredness,and that thep ath to happiness lies not in things or what others do for u s,but in what we do for others. In trying to make Charles happy,you will beh appy,I said. She reluctantly agreed to t ry and went home. The following Sunday when Selby entered the church,the hang dog look was gone and in its place was a very prettys mile. She ran up to me exclaiming It works! It w orks! It really works! I had forgotten about our conversation and asked herw hat it was that works. I did what you said.She said. I did what you said! I spent the entire week trying to make Chuck happy and Ih ave never been so happy, and I dont think he has either. T his wasnt a cure-all for Selby but it was a beginning. F or probably the first time In her life,Selby chose to accept responsibility for her unhappiness. She was finally realizing that her self-cen-t eredness had made her and those around her miserable, and more importantly she was willing to change. Over time,Selby began to see and appreciate the many blessings that had been hers alla long. As she changed her focus from me,me,me to Charles she and Charles were not only much happier, but many physical ailmentsw ith which she had suffered, gradually disappeared. Making someone else happy,could be and should be a way of life. You donth ave to be wealthy to give to others. A smile,a kind word, opening a door for a person whose hands are full,complimenting others,giving simple acknowledgment oft he other persons life,can all enrich someone elses l ife and make our own so much happier. Selfishness destroys marr iages,friendships,relationships,and lives. It creates t ension in the workplace, and causes us to ignore the needs of others. All of us are blessed with jobs,home, families,friends etc. If wea rent happy,maybe we need to look at the many l ives around us that we can make happy. Whatever we give,will be g iven back to us. If you walk around with a frown on y our face,dont be surprised if you get the same from those who pass you. Be thep erson everyone likes to see coming,not he one whose face cold freeze water. The f irst sign that a person has gone away from God,is an u ngrateful heart. Be thankful to God for what you have, and share the blessings. Fred Jeans is chaplain at Kenilworth Care &R ehabilitation Center. Guest c olumns are the opinon of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Dont be a whiner RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT Guest Column Fred Jeans Snapshots The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN MCT Movie companies would rather people buy DVDs than rent them at places like Red Box, which is why Wal-Mart is offering disc-to-digital. Walmart to bridge online gap with disc-to-digital

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C M Y K By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie WriterT he TV show that made Johnny Depp a star is little more than a jumping-off p oint for the big-screen Jump Street,a rowdy, raunchy update that aims for laughs over action and deliv-e rs them intermittently. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are surprisingly amusing together in a mismatchedp airing of newbie cops sent undercover as high school k ids to root out a drug ring. A couple of guest appearances from the TV show almost make the movie worth seeing o n their own (the identity of the cameo perps has been widely reported,but wew ont name names here; even if youve read about them,t he way they pop up will be a nice surprise). The R-rated gross-out h umor,language and violence dont add up to the J u mp Streetyou might fondly remember. B ut then,other than for Depps presence,how manyp eople fondly remember the show,anyway? This is not a property requiring respect and devotion to the source material to satisfy longtime fans,so the filmmakers wisely make a 21 Jump Streetall their own. They dump the idea on its head,poke not-so-polite fun at the original and offer a spot-on summation of Hollywoods vapid approach t o remakes,couching the commentary in cop jabber about reviving LAs mori-b und program that places youthful-looking police moles in high schools. Two of the recruits are H ills Morton Schmidt and Tatums Greg Jenko. A brisk,clever prologue spells out their back-story, Schmidt as a high school uber-geek,Jenko as a dopey stud,with the two becomingu nlikely best buddies years later at the police academy. Sent back to school as undercover brothers,the two flash back on old teen anxieties and encounter plenty of new ones as they struggle to fit in while tracing the source of a dangerous new hallucinogen that erodes users inhibitions in insanely comical fashion. Hill shares story credit with screenwriter Michael Bacall,but what little actual story is here serves only as the setup for an anythinggoes approach by the cast and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (making their live-action debut after collaborating on the animated hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs). Everything about the movie the car chases,the shootouts,the teen kegger, the goofy idiocy of the characters is pushed to the extreme. Some of the absurd violence is funny,some is pointlessly mean and nasty enough to jar viewers out of the action now and then. Ice Cube pops in occasionally with some foul-mouthed fun as Schmidt and Jenks perpetually seething police captain,while Brie Larson is adorably fetching as the high-school hottie Schmidt might actually have a shot with this time around. Hill and Tatums odd-couple act is the best thing about Jump Street,both playing the straight man yet managing to make their partnership much funnier than the hit-and-miss jokes and action really are. The movies nimble pacing also helps,sneaking in some slick,wily tidbits and poweri ng through the many gags that would fall flat if you had another second or two to think about them. It doesnt work all of the t ime,or even most of the time,but it does work enough of the time to make Jump Streetmore enjoyable than most of Hollywoodsu nimaginative remakes and updates.Casa de mi PadreThis is a total goof,of course. Thats obvious even before Will Ferrell,dressed in a cowboy hat and a neckerchief sitting astride a horse in the Mexican desert,opens his mouth and utters his first overly enunciated Spanish words. Its clear from the titles:a grainy,bloody,Tarantinostyle montage of melodramatic spaghetti Western imagery,featuring Christina Aguilera belting out the bombastic theme song. The affection for B-movies and telenovelas is clear in this sendup from Matt Piedmont (making his directing debut) and writer Andrew Steele,longtime collaborators of Ferrells from Saturday Night Livand Funny or Die. But the premise,which would have been just fine as a sketch,feels as if its been stretched awfully thin to fill an entire feature. Still,you have to give everyone involved credit for just going for it. That starts with Ferrell himself,speaking solid Spanish (albeit with an Americanized accent) as Armando Alvarez,a dimwitted ranchero whose successful businessman brother, Raul (Diego Luna),is the star of the family as far as their father (the late Pedro Armendariz Jr.) is concerned. When Raul brings home his stunningly beautiful fiancee (Genesis Rodriguez it further seals his superiorit y. But it turns out Raul is a drug dealer locked in a turf war with the powerful Onza (Lunas friend and frequent co-star Gael Garcia Bernal). I ntentional continuity errors,missing frames and cheap production values abound. Rated R for bloody viol ence,language,and some sexual content and drug use. In Spanish with English subtitles. 84 minutes. Two stars out of four. Christy Lemire,AP Movie CriticJeff, Who Lives at HomeMark Duplass has said that he and his brother,Jay, look to the veteran Belgian filmmaking brothers JeanPierre and Luc Dardenne for artistic inspiration,with their naturalistic,documentarystyle approach to telling feature stories. Thats evident once again in this sweet,slight tale told with simple intimacy and a deadpan tone to its absurd humor. Not much happens over a meandering day in suburban Baton Rouge,La., but it all builds to a climax that makes the journey worthwhile. Jason Segel plays the titular character,a 30-year-old slacker who still lives in the basement of his childhood home. Inspired by the M. Night Shyamalan movie Signs,he believes there are no coincidences,that everything happens for a reason if youre willing to open your m ind and pay attention to the daily details that can determine your fate. And so a simple errand for his widowed,enabling moth-e r (Susan Sarandon in a lovely,understated performance) turns into a weird and winding adventure involving pickup basketball,amateurs leuthing and an elusive man named Kevin. The Duplasses create the sensation that were just following along wherever Jeff takes us,without judgment. Ed Helms and Judy Greer costar. Rated R for language including sexual references and some drug use. 82 minutes. Three stars out of four. Christy Lemire,AP Movie Critic www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 16, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 3/16/12 ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 8 8 2 2 DIVERSIONS Dear Abby: I recently begang oing to a new doctor after the one I had been using retired. I like her. She shows ag enuine interest in my well-being, seems to diagnosew ell and I get good results from her treatments. She doesnt keep mew aiting and has a charming, warm personality. S o whats the problem? Shes not very clean. There is sometimes dirt under herf ingernails. Her white coat is tattered and filthy,and w hen she gets close theres an odor thats less than pleasant. Once after touching me,she washed her hands by sticking her fin-g ertips under cold water for a few seconds no soap o r scrubbing. She had not washed before touching me. There are so many good t hings about her I hate to lose her as a doctor. Shell b e insulted if I say anything. If I cancel an appointment,it will raise q uestions and lead to hurt feelings. What do I do? Freaked Out in Albany Dear Freaked Out: Find another doctor. (I wast empted to say,Run for your life!) As warm, charming,caring and attentive as your doctor may be, her poor hygiene is a dan-g er to your health. That she would present herself to p atients in the condition you have described andp ractice such poor hygiene makes me wonder how qualified she is to practice medicine. One other thing you s hould consider doing because you like her is to write her a letter explaining why you wont be seeing her anymore. She obvi-o usly needs a wake-up call. Dear Abby: My mother is dying of old age and heart failure. Its not unexpected and we are preparing for the end to come soon. The problem is Im not a good housekeeper,and I am in marginal health. My husband is disabled and is, frankly,a slob. I have given up trying to keep a clean house while caring for him, my mother and myself. I just dont have the strength to do ita ll,and my husband does nothing except lie around on his bed watching TV or sleepinga ll day. I know when my mother passes, p eople will want to come here to visit or bring food. My house is sod irty and deplorable I dont want anyone to come here. W hat should I do? I have thought about hiring a service,but Im not sure I cana fford it. Any other suggestions? Overwhelmed And Tired in Texas Dear Overwhelmed: Please accept my sympathy for the impending loss ofy our mother. Even when death is accepted as i nevitable,it is nonetheless heart wrenching. Ill offer two suggestions: T he first is to talk to your religious adviser about y our concerns,because its possible some volunteers from your mothers church or your own might be kind enough to help you get your house in order to receive guests after the funeral. The other would bet o request that guests meet afterward at the church reception hall or funeral home for refreshments. D ear Abby: I find it hard to deal with my P.E. t eacher. She is rude,mean and she always calls meo ut. When you need to make a correction on your test,she throws the quiz at you and then you have to pick it up. She is veryi mpatient also. Do you have any advice on how to deal with such a person? Done With Her in North Carolina D ear Done With Her: Your teacher appears to be a troubled woman. The way to deal with her would be for your parents and the parents of any other students she is treating this way to bring it to the attention of the principal of the school so it can be addressed. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Doctor fails to earn clean bill of health Dear Abby Jump Street update manages some laughs Courtesy of Scott Garfield/Columbia Pictures/MCT Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum star in Columbia Pictures' action comedy "21 Jump Street." Movie Review Jump Street Rating: R (crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teend rinking and some violence) Running time: 109 minutes Review: (of 4 Hilary Bronwyn Gay/ C ourtesy Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush/MCT J ason Segel, left, plays Jeff and Ed Helms plays Pat in Jeff, Who Lives at Home, from Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush. 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C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, March 16, 2012 Mug/ Seidel glass or a pint glassAMBEROctoberfest Mrzen Vienna American-style AMBERABV Sweet to mild malt flavor with medium hop bitterness 5.0-6.5 4.1-6.5 4.5-5.7 5.5-8.0 %BOCKHeller bock/Maibock Bock Doppelbock Eisbock BOCK6.0-8.0 6.3-7.5 6.5-8.0 9.0-12.0 ABV Rich malty flavor Stange glass or Tom Collins glass % TypeType DARKTulip pint glass American-style dark Mnchner Dunkel Schwarzbier 4.0-5.5 4.5-5.6 3.8-5.0 ABV Malt flavor throughout, moderately sweetDARK% Type Becker pint glass or mug/ Seidel glassLIGHTAmerican Lite Tropical-style Belgian-style American Standard American Premium Munich helles LIGHT2.9-4.5 3.8-5.0 4.0-6.0 4.1-4.8 4.6-5.1 4.5-5.6 ABV Very little hop bitterness or flavor %Bohemianor Czech-style German-style American-style PILSNER4.0-5.0 ABV Medium to high hop bitternessPILSNER Pilsner glass % 4.1-5.4 5.0-6.0 TypeType An introduction to the major types of ales and lagers AMBER/RED AMBER/ REDABV Medium to high hop and toasted malt flavors Tumbler pint glass American Amber Irish Red Ale Imperial/Double Red Ale 4.5-5.7 4.0-6.5 7.9-10.5 % P ALE4.5-5.5 4.5-5.7 4.0-6.0A lcohol By V olume (AVB)Nonic pint glassNonic p int glass BITTER3.0-3.8 3.7-4.8 3.7-4.8 IPA5.1-7.6 6.0-12.0 7.5-10.5 ABV ABV Goblet or chalice % % %STRONGLight Heavy Export Scotch Ale SCOTTISH & IRISHABV Rich malty flavors and aromas 2.8-4.0 3.5-4.1 4.0-4.9 6.5-10.0 % English American BARLEY WINEABV Intensely malty with caramel flavor and bitter hop Tulip/ snifter glass 8.0.0 8.0.0 % Thistle glass Thistle glass English Belgian OLD ALEABV Sweet nutty malt and fruit flavors 6.0-9.0 7.0-11.0 % Flavored Wheat Ale White Ale Hefeweizen Weizenbier Belgian-style Dunkelweizen Weizenbock WHEAT4.0-8.0 4.5-6.0 4.5-6.2 4.3-5.6 4.8-5.2 4.5-6.0 6.5-9.6 ABV These kinds of ales have very low hop, and a wheaty flavor. Weizen glass % Wheat ales use malted wheat in 40-60% of the recipe, which puts them into the speciality beer category.Wheres the Hefeweizen?Pronounced h op flavor India Pale Ale Belgian IPA Imperial/ Double IPA Medium to high bitterness Pronounced hop flavor with caramel or nutty maltPALEOrdinary Special Extra Special Pale Ale American-style Belgian-style Type Type Type Type Type Type Type TypeDARKEnglish mild English-style American-style German-style Belgian-style BROWN2.5-4.1 3.5-6.0 4.2-6.0 4.3-5.5 6.0-10.0 ABV Toasted with nutty malt flavor and little hop Mug or pint glass % Brown Porter Robust Baltic PORTER3.8-5.2 4.8-6.0 5.5-9.5 ABV Roasted malt taste with light to firm hop Imperial pint glass % Tulip pint glass Dry Stout Oatmeal Stout Sweet Stout (chocolate, coffee) Imperial Stout Imperial Russian STOUT3.2-5.5 3.3-6.1 4.5-6.5 7.8-9.0 8.0-13.0 ABV Roasted taste with low sweetness, high bitterness % Type Type TypeThis is a beginners guide to the main styles of ales and lagers,and is not meant to be the definitive beer bible. Specialty, h ybrids,cream,smoked and steamed beers are not shown. Some Belgian beers have been included under the main styles. W hat is in beer?T he three main ingredients are water,malt ( barley grain that has been kiln dried) and hops (a cone-like fruit grown on vines). From the combination of these ingredients and the fermenting yeast used during brewing come the many colors,flavors and aromas of beer. The most common beer styles are ales and lagers. When other ingredients are used to e nhance the flavor such as wheat,pumpkin, honey,spices,fruit,smoked malt or chile pepp ers,the beer is known as a specialty beer. The alcohol content of beer is measured in percent by volume (ABVThe low end is a round 2 percent,rising up to a sky-high 25 percent. Most beers have an ABV of 4 to 6 percent. Ales are made with a top-fermenting yeast (yeast that gathers at the surface at the start of the brewing) at temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees for two to three weeks. Top-fermenting yeasts produce phenols,which impart spicy undertones,and esters,which provide fruity flavors and aromas. Ales are usually higher in alcohol than lagers. The ale family includes pale, amber/red,strong and dark. SOURCES:THE BREWERS ASSOCIATION GUIDE TO AMERICAN CRAFT BEER,2009, BREWERS ASSOCIATION;2008 BJCP STYLE GUIDELINES;WASHINGTON BREWERS GUILD;SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY, REFERENCE LIBRARIANS; SAMUELADAMS.COM/WORLD_OF_BEER.ASPX;WWW.BEERTUTOR.COM;GREATBREWERS.COM;BEERADVOCATE.COM;WWW.BEERHISTORY.COM;WWW.GLOBALMALT.COMBeer triviaQ: What country is the worlds No.1 beer producer? A::China. The U.S. is second followed by Russia and Brazil,out of the 169 countries around the world brewing beer today. Lagers are made with a bottom-fermenting yeast (the yeast gathers and sinks to the bottom during brewing) at cooler temperatures,between 45 and 55 degrees for four to six weeks and then stored cold at temperatures between 30 and 40 degrees. Cold storage keeps acids and other by-products from forming,producing a clean and crisp taste. The lager family includes light, pilsner,amber,bock and dark. Most lagers are less alcoholic than ales. G raphics and text by Mark Nowlin/The Seattle Times Xxx xx STYLEX.X-X.X ABV Xxxx xxxA lcohol By Volume C olor range F lavors, taste or aromas %Suggested s tyle of glass for this beer. Type Chart key