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C M Y K B y BARRY FOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING A bright and sunny Saturday greeted the 60th anniversary of the oldest sports car endurance race as a bumper crop off ans were on hand to watch more than 60 cars take the green flag of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. There were extended opening cere monies at the starting line revolving around the cooperative efforts of the World Endurance Championship and the American Le Mans Series before the green flag fell at 10:31 a.m. It didnt take long for the first racing incident as the Luxury Racing Ferrari of Dominic Farnbacher hit the Flying Lizard Porsche of Jorg Bergmeister on the first full lap of the Race. A short time later,the first fullcourse yellow flag came out in response to the AF Corse Ferrari of Michael Waltrip having problems at Turn 10. All the while,the pole sitting Audi R-18s continued to run 12-3 like a freight train in the morning sun. What looked to be a record number of fans hung on the fences and stood atop campers,scaffolding and viewing mounds watching the action. As the Race began to settle in,fans meandered along the string of booths,displays and exhibits on either the general admission and Paddock midways. The Highlands County Economic Development Commission shared a booth with the Tourist Development Commission,talking to Race fans bout the finer points of Highlands County and handing out a number of premiums,including brightly colored rubber bracelets and postcards depicting the Crosly Hot Shot that won the inaugural six-hour race at Sebring with a pitch for Sebring as a business opportunity on the flip side. The EDC also encouraged fans to s ign up for one of 60 event posters autographed by artist Roger Warrick to be given away following the 60th anniversary affair. IDA/EDC Executive Director C hristina Anderson even spent some time handing out green beads to fans in honor of St. Patricks Day. The TDC reportedly took the opportunity to survey the fans in ane ffort to ascertain demographics of the crowd,and how they might be enticed to return to Highlands County for other events. The fans reported as well behaved during the early part of Race Week, with Highlands County Sheriffs Office officials reporting deputies had made a total of 12 arrests at the Sebring International Raceway. Most of those involved possession of alcohol by an underage persons, with some arrests also for possession of marijuana or controlled substances. Sunday, March 18, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 37 | 75 cents H ighLow 83 59C omplete Forecast PAGE 8A Sunshine, some clouds and warm F orecast Question: Do you pay attention to who is leading the 12 Hours of Sebring on Race Day? Next question: Do you blame President Obama for the rising gas prices? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Carolyn Gray Age 74, of Inverness Robert L. Heidnik Age 80, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 7A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 15.3% No 84.7% 099099401007 T otal votes: 85 Arts & Entertainment3B Books7B Business1C Classifieds3C Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2B Dear Abby2B Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope3B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2B Pause & Consider2B Sports On TV2D Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 7 7 8 8 PAGE1 BNEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun .com Ive read it. Its very readable. I would approve moving it to the next stepSHARONSCHULER mayor By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK A committee of citizens has completed its draft of a new city charter. The men Jim Barnard, Doug Eason,George Hall, Lester Roberts,and Joe Wright,along with the city councils liaison,Councilor Parke Sutherland,and city attorney Gerald Buhr as consultant met regularly over several weeks. The work is a complete and total rewrite,Buhr said, explaining that out-of-date content and surplus language had been edited out. In terms of policy,the provision for a Civil Service Board was removed. The rest,Buhr said,is condensed. In fact,the existing city Avon Park completes new city charter By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comAVON PARK A county committee that deals with federal grants will have to redo several votes because there was not a quorum when it made decisions. Susan BuChans,Highlands County Planner III/ supervisor,the county staffer who oversees the Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group,said Friday that she was told this was a common affair. Our attorney informed me this happens all the time. Its no big deal. We just haveto have the committee re-vote on motions that were passed in previous meetings, BuChans said. When asked if the committee followed Roberts Rules of Order,BuChans did not know because she has not read the by-laws. BuChans did not knowif the members elected without a quorum could vote or not in the revote. The Working Group byCounty committee has to redo votes See CHARTER,page 5A See VOTES,page 5A No vacationL ady Streaks stay busy o ver spring break SPORTS, 1DLocal landmark K enilworth Lodge is r ich in history PAGE2 A Centennial Notebook 60THRUNNINGOFTHE12 HOURSOFSEBRING Huge crowd watches Race run under sunny skies www.newssun .comRace results available online News-Sun photo by ALLAN AYALA The 60th anniversary of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida is off to a roaring start Saturday morning at Sebring International Raceway. More photos on page 4A.
C M Y K Did you know that the Kenilworth Lodge was built by the founder of this town?Y es, the hotel was built by G eorge Sebring in 1916. Mr. S ebring pictured the new Sebring as a delightful, wholesome community that would be populated with contented and happy people s eeking health, pleasure and h appiness. Early brochures described Mr. Sebrings dreams for his town in terms not far removed from those u sed by the founders of the various utopias that sprang u p from time to time in earlier history of the United States. The Kenilworth Lodge was constructed for well to do northern travelers to enjoy Mr. Sebrings town for the winter and possiblyr elocate later and many of t hem did. It had a short season of three months, frequently the usual pattern for g rand hotels in resort areas of the day. Many of them came to enjoy golf, swim-m ing, fishing, concerts, dinner shows and relaxing in F loridas sunshine. The season ran from just before New Years Day to late M arch or mid-April. Mr. Sebring was good friends with Mr. S. Davies Warfield, president of the S eaboard Atlantic Railway, and every train stopped in Sebring. This certainly made it easy to winter in Sebring at a time when railroad trav-e l was the only practical way to travel very far. The buildi ng was designed in the Mediterranean Revival style quite new to Florida in the e arly 1900s. George Sebring used the most modern metho ds and floor plans. The lodge featured pre-hung doors, a very modern method i n 1916, electricity throughout, an Otis elevator and more than the normal amount of bathrooms. All guest rooms had privateb aths, with the exception of 6 pairs of rooms which shared a bath between them, planned for families. Those are now suites with s itting rooms. The Kenilworth was built w ith a center, 4,000-squarefoot lobby and a grand staircase, with two wings one on either side. The Lodge was opened in t he season of 1916. By 1919, the Kenilworth was under construction again to enlargei t by extending the wings on e ither side to include more g uest rooms. This construction brought the main building to its present size. The Kenilworth was the g randest resort in the area. It has hosted a number of celebrities and notable g uests over the years. One of the most important events was a portion of the 1924G overnors Conference, which included governors of all the 42 states. Here are a few events coming up at the KenilworthL odge that you may find of i nterest; can call 385-0111 for more information: E verglades Bike Event April 4-6; Heartland Triathlon June 15-17; VW Car Show Summer ofL ove Aug. 3-5; Tour of Sebring Aug. 30-Sept. 2; S ebring Thunder Sept. 1416; Bridal Gala Sept. 2830; and Run to the Heartland Oct. 5-7. Areminder that the commemorative books are in,a nd Sebring Centennial merchandise as well; stop by the G reater Sebring Chamber of C ommerce and get your coffee table book Years of S ebring and your hat, Tshirt, lapel pin, grocery tote bag, cup or bumper sticker,a ll sporting the official Centennial logo. M ayor George Hensley urges all citizens, groups, clubs, societies and busi-n esses to join in the celebration. The Centennial P lanning Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. The publici s invited and encouraged to attend at the Jack Stroup ( Sebring) Civic Center. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Celebrate SebringCentennial, Go to the website, www.Sebring100.com, call6 55-5554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to g et involved. Thanks to the News-Sun for the opportunit y to keep everyone informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. R eference this article every Sunday and you wont m iss a thing. 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PB: Power Ball Lottery Center CO MMUNITYBR IEFS County to benefit from grantAproject in Highlands C ounty to educate residents about FloridaFriendly Landscaping was recently awarded a Community EducationG rant from the Southwest Florida Water Management District. The overall goal of the Community EducationG rant program is to actively engage adults in waterrelated issues including conservation, protection and preservation. The pro-g ram motivates communities to get involved in protecting their waterr esources through various educational activities. The Highlands County E xtension received a $3,540 grant to install s igns at a demonstration garden at the extension office to educate peoplea bout Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles. E xtension staff will also publish news articles and facts sheets, plus host four workshops. Applications for the D istricts 2013 Community Education Grant program w ill be available online at www.WaterMatters.org/Co mmunityGrants on April 1.F or more information, please call the Districts C ommunications Bureau at 1-800-423-1476 or (352796-7211, ext. 4757.Arnold to speak to Tea PartySEBRING The H ighlands Tea Party will meet Tuesday at Homers Restaurant in Sebring. Buffet is at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be J oe Arnold, a candidate w ho is challenging Rep. Tom Rooney for his seat. For more information, visit www.thehighlandste aparty.com/.Caregivers seminar setSEBRING Alzheimers AssociationF lorida Gulf Coast Chapt e r will host a caregiverssemi nar focusing on what to do when your loved one needs to live in a nursing home o n Friday. Keynote speaker Shirley Roberts, author of Doris Inc., will be speaking f rom 2-3 p.m. at Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road. She will share her experience in d ealing with a loved one w ith Alzheimers and tips o n transitioning to a nursing home. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVPby calling L isa Rodriguez at 3853444 by Tuesday.Beach Boppers to gatherS EBRING The Circle of Friends 18th annual Dance Party will be March 29 through April 1 at the h istoric Kenilworth Lodge in beautiful downtown S ebring. Theme is Fictional Characters. There will b e a great pool party during t he day and dancing in the evening (covered dish dinner Friday) on the 75-yearold wooden floor in the ballroom. M ail your $55 registraContinued on page 6A Penny Ogg is running for the position of Supervisor of Elections. An article Friday using an incorrect first name. The News-Sun apologizes for the error and appreciates the opportunity to set the record straight. Correction C ourtesy of Sebring Historical Society Kenilworth Lodge pictured in the 1920s. Kenilworth is rich in history C entennial Notebook Courtesy photo The West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the community members who so generously supported them March 10 with a boot drive that was held for Muscular Dystrophy Association.About $1,800 was raised for this wonderful cause. A special thanks to Chief Scott Mann, Assistant Chief Joe Romanik, Lt. Ryan Hill and firefighters Zach Muha, John Muha, Truman Bush, Luis Rodriguez, Ralph Meyers and Kevin Stoker in collecting the funds on U.S. 27 and the Sebring Parkway. WSVFD collects for MDA Special to the News-SunSEBRING Firefighters from West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department have been selected to support this years Mobile 1 12 Hours of Sebring Race. The 60th annual running of the 12 Hours brings thousands of welcomed guests to Highlands County each year. The track hires extra personal from area fire departments to help support the activities for the weekend and keep the visitors safe. s just another way we can help the citizens of Highlands County and its visitors, Chief Scott Mann said. Our guys love being out there meeting all kinds of people and supporting the events. Crews will work from Wednesday through Saturday andare stationed inthe Green Park command center with Highlands County sheriffs deputies. The Green Park command center was on loan from Hardee County and supports the Green Park area, a large area inside the track that many spectators gather to watch the race and unwind. Mann gave special thanks to the Sebring International Raceway and Mike Roberts for requesting West Sebrings support again this year. WSVFD support Race personnel Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun By BARRYFOSTER S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Afamiliar car to most Sebring fans is the recipient of this years Spirit of Sebring Award at the Amelia Island Concours dElegance. The Chaparral 2, as driven by Jim Hall and Hap Sharp, was awarded the unique trophy, fashioned from a chunk of concrete that once was part of Sebrings famous front stretch. The iconic ream of Sharp and Hall built race cars from 1963 through 1970. Chaparral cars was founded in 1962. The combination of the last names of the two founders resembled the Spanish word Chaparral, which means a forest of small yet robust trees. For many fans in the United States, the American marques 1965 win in the rain was evidence that America could win a first-class road race, outrunning the worlds top competition. Chaparral honored with Spirit of Sebring award
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 18, 2012Page 3ATODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. email@example.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.orgD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. email@example.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. firstname.lastname@example.org C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. email@example.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL& OPINION I s 244 years old. During the 20th century it was sold door-to-door. Many homesh ad it set up somewhere on some bookshelf, waiting to be needed when a kid had a homework assignment. I m talking about the Encyclopaedia Britannica.M ost of us remember encyclopedias, I hope: those multi-book founts of knowledge. Not so long ago, before there was something called the Internet, we relied on these things when we needed to learn about somet hing. Well, a moment of silence, if you please. According to an article at http://mediadecoder.blogs.nyt imes.com/, the print version of the Britannica is about to become extinct. The last one, for 2010, contains 32 volumes and weighs in at a hefty 129 pounds. The article states that the company will instead focus its energies on their onlinee ncyclopedias and school curriculum. It actions acknowledge the fact thats ites such as Wikipedia have changed the way we do r esearch. I admit to feeling a stab of sorrow when I read the story. Not just for the Britannica, but for the print encyclopedias as a whole. I dont think we had a Britannica, but I am almost certain growing up we had a set of encyclopedias at the house. They even had their own small bookcase in the dining room. There they patiently waited for one of us to pull out a volume to get that piece of information we needed for a school project. It reminds me of how we did research in college. I remember the large reference section at the University of South Floridas campus library. The books here were more special than the books in the other parts of the library, because we were not permitted to take them off the premises. I even remember the green covered indexes you used if you were looking for magazine articles on a particular subject. I dont remember what they were called (I suppose I could Google them to find out) but you would look up a subjec t in them and they would point you to magazine articles that discussed that particular subject. Then you hadt o track down the issue of that magazine, sometimes r esorting to microfilm. All in all, researching in the late s and early sw as quite different from today. Now, if we want to r esearch a subject we simply do a search for it online. We then get treated to far more i nformation than we need or want. There are advantages to online research, according to Jorge Cauz, president ofE ncyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. Its easier to update an online site than a paper book. And an online site can include multimedia; some-t hing print books cant quite pull off on their own. W hile Britannica is closing down shop, the WorldB ook is still printing their 22-volume set annually. According to a spokeswoman for World Book, Inc., their primary customersa re libraries and schools. It may be too soon to announce the death of the printed reference work. My mother-in-law, for example,i s not connected to the Internet except through me and Don. She is clear in her opinion that the print sources are superior. There are those who are undoubtedly more comfortable with print than the great online frontier. For them, libraries will still hold these references, which will sit patiently waiting to be needed once again. But I can see the end coming. If you still have a set of encyclopedias in your home, you might want to take a good look at them. They are in serious danger of becoming extinct. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. End of an era Lauras Look L aura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail email@example.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. Up to us to fight for our freedomEditor: There was an article in the Editorial & Opinion section of your paper on Wednesday, March 14th that was titled Media Aiding UN Takeover Plans. I want to thank the News-Sun so much for printing that very exposing article. I am very proud that the News-Sun finally seems to see what is going on in this country and the danger we are in as we approach the most critical election of our history. I hope articles like this will open folkseyes as to what is happening with the UN and their plans for a one world government. I would urge everyone to go to our website, www.thehighlandsteaparty.com, and educate theirselves by going to the left column under, Sustainability. These articles will be a shock to most people cause these plans were so well hidden for all these years. If people would also go to amazon.com and order a movie called Agenda for $15 they will never believe that this was actually the Socialists 40-year plan to take down America. They knew that because of the strength of America, there was no other way to get us down but from within; so the plan was to take us down morally. So, over all these years, little by little we just became accustomed to the things in life that were never before acceptable, (all part of their plan as sex before marriage, sexual activity on TV, having babies out of wedlock, taking God out of our schools, eliminating the teaching of history and our constitution, etc, etc. It was actually the plan and money from George Soros that created Womens Lib with the explicit purpose of breaking up the unity of the home by getting women out of it and out to work, leaving less and less time for family and creating more independency for them, which ultimately leads to divorce and now less time for family and more time for children to get into trouble. According to the Socialistsagenda, the last two things that needed to be done before they could take control of America is getting into our schools and into our media. They have done both of those things within the last couple of years and now they are ready. I cant urge (beg they are taking advantage of the fact that young folks are so busy working and trying desperately to take care of home and family that they have no time to listen to what is happening to their country. This is how they got this far over all these years. It was because my generation was the first of the working women, and were way too busy to listen, trying desperately to maintain the way of life we had before we worked. So, yes it is my generations fault that this all went on this long with no control, and because of us it is up to us to fight for our freedom in whatever way we can, cause now our children are too busy. Jeanne Parzygnat Sebring Editors note: Opinions expressed in the Letters to the Editor are those of the individual letter writers, not that of the News-Sun.American Dream could be lostEditor: Acurious factor has evolved in Republican policy. Abasic concept was smaller government, that includes individualism, private enterprise. Yet, these last 10 years have shown how they achieved their goals through government. Those who use research as the basis for their conviction should analyze, for example, how they maneuvered their objectives into legislation for more than a year on Obamacare. With help f rom five Democrats (four of whom will not seek re-election) they dragged out that bill, while including elements that later caused more problems for regular folks, working people. They eliminated laws prohibiting violation of regulations and ordinances, with no penalties. As noted before, if it is not written down, it is not a crime. They reduced the number of federal employees because of the Recession, thus causing a huge backlog on applications, etc., for social security and welfare. This resulted in the explosion of ID theft, stolen social security cards and driverslicenses, resulting in billions of corrupt dollars. Sadly, this is old news, but replicated again and again because there were no laws to prevent it. Only now has the government replaced some of those laws, regulations and procedures to control this epidemic. However, the Republicans want all of the taxpayers to foot the bill, not just corporate America that created it. For example, they have bitterly fought the effort to eliminate excessive benefits/exemptions, deductions and bonuses) the oil industry gained through government (which, by the way, was corporate America for eight years). To raise taxes for people who earn less than $200,000 a year while not raising taxes for the top one percent is puzzling if not ludicrous. Seventy percent of the people are already near poverty level. The standard rate of $7$10 an hour today is the minimum rate, with no benefits. The price of everything has gone up, gas being the latest severe blow. I contend the Republican policy is to relegate working people to the service sector, at the mercy of the employers. If they win, we lose the American Dream. Gabriel Read Avon Park It is because we want our young people today to be able to grow up with similarm emories that we strongly support creating a public beach on Lake Isis, and thankG eorge Hall for providing the city an opportunity to make it happen. W e are not without sympathy for home owners living on Lake Isis. Yes, a public beach will p robably mean more noise and traffic in the neighborhood, but this is a case wheret he greater good trumps inconvenience to the few. Lakes are public property. I t is illegal to close off public access. Additionally, tax doll ars are used to fund lake maintenance programs. It is completely unfair for taxpayers to be refused use of something they help pay for,a nd to which they have a right to in the first place. Atown that works together, that nurtures a culture of neighborliness, can weathert he storms of change. We all bemoan how the country seems to be fallinga part, dividing into groups that refuse to speak to each other, too many individualsg uided only by self-interest. Here is an opportunity for a g roup to show a willingness to compromise, to sacrifice a little in order to create something for everyone and to set a example of civic maturity. F inally, low tax rates may attract newcomers, but they dont keep them. Making Avon Park more than a pretty picture by pro-v iding safe places for people to relax and play or shop, or earn a living is the bestw ay to turn newcomers into old-timers. So, lets go for a swim t he waters fine. Lets go for a swim Th ere are fortunate people in this w orld whose childhood memories include family picnics, riding bicycles on shady side streets and gathering at a lake for a swim.
C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunSunday, March 18, 2012www.newssun.com LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main a gold rush; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 7 7 6 6 The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Andrew Welborn of Tennessee serves up a bowl of jambalya on the Midway during the 12 Hours of Sebring. Phat Daddys e mployees including Jason Wind-Up Austin continue to return to the races each year. F estive camps filled the Zoo throughout the Sebring I nternational Raceway Saturday during for the 60th runn ing of the 12 Hours of Sebring. Cash Cooper, 3, and Cates Ryan,2, show their St. Patricks Day spirit at the Sebring International Raceway during the 12 Hours of Sebring Saturday. Tastes, faces and places at the Race Fans take a seat in front of the jumbo screen just inside the Party Zone at the Sebring International Raceway during the second hour of the 12 Hours of Sebring. Sebring resident Brittany Turner takes her turn at the Midway Bars Beer Pong table Saturday just before noon as part of the Jaycees fundraiser. Turner has been attending the 12 Hours of Sebring since she was 9 years old. Drivers zoom through Turn 1 at the start of the 60th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring Saturday. News-Sun photos by KATARA SIMMONS
C M Y K l aws require 50 percent plus one member for a quorum and states that Roberts Rules of Order will be used as standard operating procedures. I n a committee packet emailed to the News-Sun this week, BuChans stated that the chairman will direct the LMS/WG at the March 21m eeting, with assistance from the county attorney, to revote on all motions made in the Sept. 9, 2010, meeting, the Dec. 9, 2010, meeting, and the June 8, 2011, meet-i ng. The revote is due to the following reasons: 1) Ms. Maria Sutherland was not a member of the LMS/WG in the Dec. 9,2 010, Meeting. ) There was not a quor um of the LMS/WG members in the Sept. 9, 2010, and June 8, 2011, meetings according the Highlands County LMS/WG By-Laws. G ary Lee, an expert in parliamentary procedures for the F FAand resources teacher with The School Board of Highlands County, said noo fficial business should be conducted if there is no quor um present. s Roberts Rules 101, Lee said. I am not a registered parliamentarian, but I do train FFAmembers in parliament ary procedures and I am a parliamentarian by trade. If the current committed is OK with approving past motions, the process is simple. If they have a quorum with current members, theyj ust make a motion to approve all motions in previous meetings that were made without a quorum. If someone wanted to hold their feet to the fire, all the business w ould be null and void, Lee added. The thing to do is admit the problem, approve the previous adopted motions in the absence of the quorum. If any of the current memb ers object, or the vote fails, you could have a problem, L ee said. Lee was not sure if the Working Group members who would be present would be enough to create a quorum. B uChans nor Lee had any idea exactly what would be affected, but the motions included electing current chairman Scott Canaday ands everal new members, who technically cannot be included in accounting for a new quorum because they are not members of the workingg roup. eah, its a tangled mess. If they did not have a quo-r um, then all business conducted was unofficial, Lee said. H ighlands County Board chairman Jack Richie said F riday there should not be any problems. e made a mistake, but I t hink we can move forward. I was told this is not a concern. I t is not unusual. This should not affect anything, I was told, Richie said. The Working Group will m eet at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. A gricultural Center on George Boulevard. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 18, 2012Page 5A PRECISION SAFE & LOCK; 5.542"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 03/11, 03/18, 03/25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 1 1 0 0 N ATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, Ad#2 Bus V1,main,ff,r; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 1 1 7 7 C ENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, 03/18/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 2 2 8 8 Courtesy photo T he Telephone Pioneers Life Member Club wants to help Florida Hospital surgical patients recover comfortably with fluffy, heart-shaped pillows. Each of the 159 handmade pillows is unique in fabric and color. The Telephone Pioneers welcome new members, call 4659772 for information. From left are members Pat Jones, Florence Oaks and Burnice Hernandez. charter runs 28 pages, while the proposed charter is only eight. I have read it, Mayor Sharon Schuler said. Its very readable. I would approve moving it to the next step. Other council members also expressed their admiration for a job well done and unanimously agreed to proceed. The next step is preparing a referendum ballot for the general election in November. The proposed charter must be approved by the electorate. Acity charter acts as a municipalitys constitution. It outlines the powers of the city what it can and cannot do; how the government is organized; who the city officers are how they are chosen, what they do and so forth. Sutherland said the committee had unanimously agreed with its final draft. The committee had taken its time, going line by line over the rough draft presented by Buhr as a starting point. The members deliberated general issues and particular language as they worked through the text. The discussion of the civil service provision alone took an entire meeting, Sutherland said. Lester Roberts was at the Monday night meeting. He thanked the council for the opportunity to take part in creating the charter. It was an honor, he said, and I gave this my sincere consideration. We give you a document we hope fits the need and makes your job less cumbersome. Roberts also praised Buhr for clarifying the complicated process and Hall for keeping the committee focused. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A County committees votes didnt follow rules The thing to do is a dmit the problem, approve the previous a dopted motions i n the absence of t he quorum. If any o f the current m embers object, or the vote fails, you c ould have a p roblem.G ARYLEE parliamentary procedure e xpert P illow donation Charter re-write complete in AP FORTLAUDERDALE (APAretired Florida d octor came to the rescue of his own wife when she suffered cardiac arrest during a Caribbean cruise. Dr. Jim Lagocki of S ebring and his wife, Janet, were on a cruise to the island of Dominica when she fell ill Sunday. Lagocki tells the Sun Sentinel that his wife surv ived the heart attack because a portable defibrillator got her pulse going again. Air ambulances transp orted the couple Monday to Fort Lauderdale and then to their winter home in Sebring. Sebring woman has heart attack on cruise ship LARGO (AP C ounty detectives have busted a transcontinental crime ring that defrauded several banks of at least $3.1 million in the past foury ears. The arrests were announced Friday. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says the ringo perated a complicated racketeering scheme that i nvolved using fake documents to get credit cards and luxury vehicles which would then be resold overseas for sometimes doublet he value. Detectives arrested five people Thursday on charges of racketeering and conspiracy and are still lookingf or five others. International crime ring busted in Pinellas County Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The Florida Association of C ounties calls it a videoletter, but it looks and sounds more like a campaign ad. T he 60-second message urges Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would require counties to pay more into the Medicaid system including about $300 million in disputed past-due payments the video blames on state a ccounting errors. Scott spokesman Lane Wright said on Friday that the governor hasnt yet made a decision on the bill. Wright also was unsure w hether Scott, who was traveling Friday, had seen the video letter, apparently t he first of its kind sent to him. The video, also posted on the associations website, opens by showing a c ouple standing beside a f oreclosure sign in front of their home and closes with the word VETO in large capital letters. A female announcer ominously says the bill w ould increase local taxes hundreds of millions of dollars by making counties pay for mistakes by the states electronic Medicaid billing system. T hey include sending the same bill 15 times and c harging for an out-ofstate patient, she says. s politics as usual in Tallahassee, the announcer states. Veto the poli-t ics. Counties are required to pay a share of the costs for their residents who receive health care through the s tate-federal program that covers low-income and disabled patients. Besides the video, the association sent Scott a w ritten letter Thursday. Counties urge Scott t o veto Medicaid payment b ill
C M Y K t ion fee to Janice Adams at 403 Tulane Circle, Avon Park, FL33825. Contact the Kenilworth Lodge at (800 423-5939 for reservationsa nd mention it is for the Avon Park Beach Boppers Party (after Feb. 19, ticket price will be $55). There will be a scramble g olf tournament on Friday. Contact Sue Ankrum at (727 or questions. No refunds. Questions: C ontact Janice Adams at 452-1568 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or Sue Ankrum at (813 or e-mail email@example.com. C heck out the Avon Park Beach Boppers website at w ww.AvonParkBeachBopper s.com/.Humane Society board meeting todaySEBRING The Humane Society of Highlands County is holding its annual board meeting,w hich is open to the public, at 3 p.m. today. E veryone with interest in the shelter is invited to attend this important meet-i ng to meet the Board of Directors, employees and s ome of the animals. The meeting takes place at the shelter, 7321 HaywoodT aylor Blvd., near the Sebring Airport.Drum Circle todaySEBRING The Community Drum Circle will take place from 3-5 p.m.t oday behind the Sebring Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave, overlooking Lake Jackson. Everyone is welcome. B ring a chairor blanket, an instrument if you have one, s omething to drinkand a friend.For more informa-t ion contact Fred Leavitt, Primal Connection, 4028238, email firstname.lastname@example.org/. For more information on t he Primal Connection go to www.primalconnection.org/.Active Parenting Now program plannedSEBRING The Childrens Advocacy Center is bringing the acclaimed Active Parenting Now program to the community. This workshop, geared towards parents of children 5-12 years old, is divided into three sessions with incentives provided to those who attend. Active Parenting Now is sponsored by the Highlands County School Board and the Champion for Children Foundation. The classes for this session are March 20, 27 and April 3 from 6-8 p.m. in the Fred Wild Elementary School, 1910 S. Highlands Ave., Sebring. Homework help and child care will be provided by local honor society members, light food and beverage will be available, as well as other incentives being provided for families in attendance. The curriculum shows how a parent can defuse power struggles, use nonviolent methods for discipline, improve communication with their children as well as teach responsibilitya nd important values. Because there is so much the material covers, parents are welcome to look over the website at www.activepar-e nting.com, where many free downloads have been made available. There is no charge. Call to register. Contact SaundraB ass at 471-5740 or 4026879.S .A.L.T. meets TuesdayAVON PARK The Highlands County Seniorsa nd Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council will hold their first quarterlym eeting for 2012 at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. T he meeting will be held at the Jacaranda Hotel in Avon Park and will be spon-s ored by the Avon Park Police Department. Cmdr. J ason Lister will address attendees on Prescription and Over The Counter Drug Abuse and Operation Medicine Cabinet. The meet-i ng will begin at 10 a.m. and everyone is welcome to a ttend. After discussions at the January planning meeting,t he S.A.L.T. Council Board of Directors voted to hold q uarterly meetings during 2012 as opposed to monthly meetings as in previous y earsWoodcarvers show is todayLAKE PLACID The L ake Placid Art League at 127 Dal Hall Blvd. will hold its annual Lake Placid Woodcarvers Show from 1-4 p.m. today. This yearst heme for the carvers has been Bugs & Butterflies. T hese award-winning woodcarvers have really outdonet hemselves this year with a breath-taking display of beautiful, colorfully painted and detailed carvings. These delightful critters w ill be displayed along with many other stunning entries. This is an enjoyable free outing for art lovers all ages.Meals on Wheels annual meeting MondaySEBRING The annual meeting of Sebring Meals on Wheels will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the board room at the Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St. All in the community are invited to attend for the annual reports and election of new officers for the coming year.Stop smoking program offeredSEBRING If youre ready to quit smoking now register today for free for a five-week program to become tobacco-free, which includes Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) patches at no cost to you. Program will meet weekly at the following times, dates and locations: Mondays, March 19 to April 16, from 3-4 p.m., at South Florida Community College, Building B Room 12, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park. Tuesdays, March 20 to A pril 17, from 5-6 p.m., at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Conference Room 3, second floor, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. T uesdays, March 20 to April 17, from 6:45-7:45 p.m., at Florida Hospital HMC Lake Placid, 1210 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid. F or more information about attending this class or to register, please contact (877S oup Lunch Tuesday at UnionA VON PARK The Happy Crafters of Union Church in Avon Park ares ponsoring a Soup Lunch on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p .m. at The Rock, 106 Butler Ave. There will be various s oups to choose from, bread and dessert for $6 per pers on. There will also be some spring crafts available for sale. Proceeds go to missions and stay in the community.NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING National Active and Retired FederalE mployees Association (NARFE H ighlands County will meet on Tuesday at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring S quare. Lunch is at 11 a.m., followed by the speaker and business meeting at noon. Guest speaker will be MikeJ ensen, County Extension Director in Highlands County on Lake Watch. All current and retired federal employees (ands pouses) are invited to attend. F or more information, call L.R. Corky Dabe, presi-d ent, at 382-9447.Memory Loss Tapes documentary to be shownSEBRING On two separate dates, March 20 and March 27, the Alzheimers Association, Florida GulfC oast Chapter, will present The Memory Loss Tapes, shown on HBO, for caregivers taking care of a loved one with dementia and the general public Tuesday, March 27, from 10 a.m. until noon. The Memory Loss Tapes is a documentary that captures the devastating experience of memory loss from the point of view of the person with disease from the beginning of the journey to the end of the journey. The workshop will be hosted by Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid. For more information or to attend the workshop, please RSVPby Thursday, March 22. Please call Lisa Rodriguez, Program Specialist at 385-3444.Model Railroad Club to meetSEBRING All Sebring Model Railroad Club meets most months on the third Tuesday (March 21 month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, unlesso therwise directed. The club is exhibiting this month at the Lakeshore Mall March 23-25 and March 30 to April 1. S top by and enjoy their layout for free. Members run model railroads on their HO Gauge layout. Call Curtis Petersen at 3 82-6967.Events at local lodges and postsA VON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 in AvonP ark, will host the following events: Today NASCAR at 1 2:30 p.m. For details, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374,w ill host the following events: T oday Music with Bama Jam (call for time Monday LOOM Officers meet 6:30 p.m. House Committee meets andG eneral meeting 7:30 p.m. For details, call 465-0131. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Elks Lodge2 661 will host the following events: M onday Music by Chrissy (call for time Tuesday BPOE I ndoctrination meeting 7 p.m. Call the lodge at 4652661. SEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club at 333 Pomegranate Ave. will hostt he following activities: Monday 1:15 p.m., Shuffleboard scrambles. Tuesday 9 a.m., County Shuffleboard tournament. For details, call 385-2966. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, March 18, 2012www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 3/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 8 8 7 7 JEWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 3/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 6 6 0 0 6 6 Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Associated PressSAN DIEGO Jason Russell may be the most public face of InvisibleC hildren, the nonprofit group he co-founded to stop African war atrocities. He narrates a 30-minute video on warlord Joseph Kony thatw ent viral on the Internet. Less than two weeks after the videos smashing success, Invisible Children is facing the prospect of carrying on without Russell atl east for a while. He was briefly detained by police a nd hospitalized after running through streets in his underwear, screaming andb anging his fists on the pavement. D anica Russell said late Friday that her husband did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydra-t ion. She denied that alcohol or drug use triggered the b ehavior. e thought a few thousand people would see thef ilm, but in less than a week, millions of people around t he world saw it. While that attention was great for raising awareness about JosephK ony, it also brought a lot of attention to Jason and, because of how personal the f ilm is, many of the attacks against it were also very pers onal, and Jason took them very hard, she said. On our end, the focus remains only on his health, and protecting our family.W ell take care of Jason, you take care of the work, her statement continued. The message of the film remains the same: stop at nothing. San Diego police dispatcher transcripts show neighbors began calling around 11:30 a.m. Thursday to report that a man was run-n ing around in his underwear in the citys Pacific Beach neighborhood. (Subject, banging his hands on theg round, screaming, incoherent, the transcript says. People are trying to calm him down, hes been stopping traffic. Police Lt. Andra Brown s aid a 33-year-old man was taken to a hospital for medi cal evaluation. He was never arrested, and no charges are planned. At this point, the police departments involvement in t he matter is done, Brown said. Russell, a San Diego native and graduate of the University of SouthernC alifornias film school, narrates the video, which h as been viewed more than 80 million times on YouTube. In the video,R ussell talks to his young son, Gavin, about Kony and t he Lords Resistance Army. Gavins birth is shown at the beginning of the film. Ato ne point, the boy sums up what his dad does for a living. You stop the bad guys from being mean, he says. A t the videos conclusion Russell says, At the end of my life I want to say that the world we left behind is one Gavin can be proud of, onet hat doesnt allow Joseph Konys and child soldiers. Gavin replies: Im going to be like you dad. Im going to come with you to Africa. Leader of Kony video group to focus on health
C M Y K By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated PressSANFORD Calls made to police show that a blackt eenager was terrified as he tried to get away from the white neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him, and that the volunteer was notd efending himself as he has claimed, the teens family told The Associated Press on Saturday. Sanford police released e ight 911 calls late Friday. The neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman,t ells a dispatcher in the first call that he is following 17year-old Trayvon Martin. Hes ays Martin is running, but the dispatcher tells him not t o follow the teen. How can you claim selfdefense and you are thea ggressor? Tracy Martin, Trayvon Martins father, told t he APon Saturday. Zimmerman had called police to report a suspicious person walking through the gated community. He hass aid he shot the teen in selfdefense. Zimmermans father s aid in a letter to the Orlando Sentinel that his son, who is Hispanic, has been cruellya nd unfairly portrayed in the media as a racist. T he teen had gone to a convenience store to buy candy and was walking back t o his familys home in the neighborhood. This guy looks like he is up to no good. He is on drugs or something, Zimmermant old the dispatcher from his SUV. He added that the black teen had his hand in his waistband and was walking around looking at homes. These a-------. They always get away Z immerman said on a 911 call. H e has said he acted in self-defense, but Martins family said they are now more convinced than ever that Zimmerman should be charged in the shooting.S everal of the 911 calls made by neighbors describe some sort of scuffle or fight outside, someone yelling for help and a gunshot. (Zimmerman ing him, he was following him, and my son was afraid, Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martins mother, told the AP. He didnt know who this stranger was. Tracy Martin said the calls p aint a stark picture of what were his sons final moments. He was yelling for help, a nd no one could help him. He saw his life being taken a way from him, Tracy Martin said. The case has been turned o ver to the State Attorneys Office, which can decide w hether to file charges or present evidence to a grand jury. Trayvon Martins family said they will continue push-i ng for charges to be filed against Zimmerman. Were hoping this doesnt happen again to another family, and that America openst heir eyes ... even though this wont bring Trayvon back, we dont want there to be another Trayvon, Tracy Martin said. Moments after Z immermans first call, dispatchers were bombarded by seven 911 calls from frantic neighbors describing a fight between two men, screaminga nd then a gunshot. There is somebody screaming outside, one female caller said, as an unknown male voice can beh eard crying in the background. Then a shot is heard. Amale caller described a p hysical altercation between Martin and the shooter. I just heard a shot right b ehind my house, The caller said. Theyre wrestling right b ehind my porch. The guy is yelling Help.Im not going outside. E arlier Friday, Martins parents called on the FBI to t ake over the investigation, saying they no longer trusted the Sanford police department. Sanford police Sgt. David M orgenstern said the department stands by its investigat ion but welcomes help from any outside agency. FBI agent David Couvertier saidt he agency has been in contact with Sanford police. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s email@example.comSEBRING Theyve shed the pounds, now they wear the crowns as the newest TOPS (Taking offP ounds) members to make their goal weight. S even of the TOPS FL 487 members were recognized Wednesday morninga s the winners of the weight loss competition. J eanette Matheson, Bette Gillette, Pat Carfield, Judy Phillilps, Sharon Flaherty,L orraine Thompson and Sandy Power lost hundreds of pounds through the TOPS p rogram. The biggest winners of t he day were Phillips, Carfield and Flaherty. Phillilps was crowned Queen of Topsafter losing 93.5 pounds. Carfield wass econd runner up, losing 23.25 pounds and Flaherty c ame in third, losing 22.25 pounds. The three women lost a t otal of 139 pounds. Chapter secretary Shirley S labaugh commented on the hard work that each of the TOPS members puts in fort he program. They dont have a time frame, but they work hard to g et the pounds off and keep them off, Slabaugh said. A fter reaching their goal weight, a TOPS member can b ecome a KOPS (Keeping of Pounds) member once they have been seen by a physician and certified. e help each other. The TOPS ladies keep us enthusiastic about keeping weight off and we try to get them to join us, Slabaugh said. T he Sebring TOPS chapt er is one of thousands in the s tate of Florida. Groups work together to ensure that friends and family workh ard to live a healthy, happy life. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 18, 2012Page 7A 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 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 03/18/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 3 3 5 5 News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR (from left to right) Jeanette Matheson, Bette Gillette, Par Carfield, Judy Phillips, Sharon F laherty, Lorraine Thompson and Sandy Power are awarded TOPS biggest losers titles Wednesday morning. Each member shed pounds and reached their goal weight recently. CAROLYN GRAY Carolyn Elizabeth Gray, 74, of Inverness, died March 13, 2012 at her residence.C arolyn was born on Oct. 20, 1937 to the late Alonzo and Ethel Mathis. She moved to the Inverness area in 1985 from Avon Park. She worked for the old United Telephone Co. and the companies that followed for 39 years, having retired from their central office as a frame technician. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rutland, enjoyed reading, watching her favorite television programs, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, John C. Gray; two sons, John E. (BrendaVancleave, Miss. and Gregory A. (Suzanne Fla.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Terri Ann Valois, on June 24, 2007. Afuneral service will be conducted on Monday, March 19 at 2 p.m. from First Baptist Church of Rutland with Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Monday at the church until the time of service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness in charge. ROBERTHEIDNIK R obert L. Heidnik, 80, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring, Fla. Formerly a long-time resident of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Island and most recently of Avon Park, Fla., he also resided for a few years in Concord, Ohio. Bob was born in Euclid, Ohio and resided for many years in Madison, Ohio. He served his country with the U.S. Army in Korea, 1951-1953. Following the war he was a general contractor in Ohio and St. Croix. He was a past president of the Madison Booster Club and a founding member of the board of directors for Camp Arawak in St. Croix. He is survived by his son, Jeff, and his wife, Susan; and daughter Vicki Sumner, and her husband, Steve. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Cody, Jesse, Lauren, Brooke, Blaire. Donations may be made in his memory to Good Shepherd Hospice House, Somers House, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870. OBITUARIES TOPS crowns new queen MERRITTISLAND (APAuthorities say a woman who swerved to avoid a dog caused a crash that killed a central Florida man. A ccording to Florida Highway Patrol, a dog ran out in front of the womans car F riday night. Troopers say the woman veered into the oncoming lane as shea ttempted to avoid hitting the dog. FHPsays the womans car struck the dog anyway, along with the front of a pickup truck driven by Sam Crane of Merritt Island. Cranes truck flipped over and came to r est on its roof. Cranes 17-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries, as did the 69y ear-old woman driving the car. FHPsays Crane and the dog both died at t he scene. According to an FHPreport, alcohol was not a factor in the crash. Driver trying to avoid dog causes fatal crash Family: Man didnt kill black teen in self-defense NEWS-SUN 385-6155 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 LIVING B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, March 18, 2012 By Alex Kline/McClatchy-TribuneAs March is now upon us,we celebrate Womens History Month and c ommemorate the amazing ladies who took women from having no legal existence to being political leaders. The field is as vast as it is diverse,with martyrs,astronauts,poets and first ladies filling the outspoken and at times shocking role as revolutionaries.The memorable women said some incredible things and paved a solid road to equality,all while proving they were so much more than their necessary and important roles as wives,mothers and caregivers. The changes wrought by these women are best expressed through their own words.Read on for a brief history lesson on the important women of our past and for some inspiration to continue their work. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies,we are determined to foment a rebellion,and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation. Abigail Adams,first lady As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold the person down,so it means you cannot soar as you thought otherwise. Marian Anderson,singerMen,their rights and nothing more; women,their rights and nothing less. Susan B. Anthony,suffragistThose who dwell,as scientists or laymen,among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel Carson,marine biologist and authorI want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail,their failure must be but a challenge to others. Amelia Earhart,aviatorEnergy rightly applied can accomplish anything. Nellie Bly,investigative journalist Just dont give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration,I dont think you can go wrong. Ella Fitzgerald,jazz singere rely upon the poets,the philosophers and the playwrights to articulate what most of us can only feel,in joy or sorrow. They illuminate the thoughts for which we only grope; they give us the strength and balm we cannot find in ourselves. Helen Hayes,actress Mine eyes have seen the glory of the c oming of the Lord. He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored. Julia Ward Howe,social reformer and author Sometimes,I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? Its beyond me. Zora Neale Hurston,anthropologist and authorIf they want to hang me,let them. And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working c lass! Mary Harris J ones,labor o rganizerI have no power of submitting tamely to injustice inflicted either on me or on the slave. I will oppose it with all the moral powers with which I am endowed. I am no advocate of passivity. Lucretia Mott, feminist and abolitionistI can truthfully say I know of no other recreation that will do so much toward keeping a woman in good health and perfect figure than a few hours spent occasionally at trap shooting. Annie Oakley,markswomanI was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years,and I can say what most conductors cant say I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger. Harriet Tubman, slave,liberator of slaves and spySometimes questions are more important than answers. Nancy Willard, poet and writerThe thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. Roseanne Barr, actress Find out who you are and do it on purpose. Dolly Parton,singerWhen you find peace within yourself,you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. Peace Pilgrim, teacher,spiritual leader and peace prophetNever let a problem to be solved b ecome more important than the person to be loved. Barbara Johnson, best-selling writerI could not,at any age,be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never,for whatever reason,turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt,first ladyI am not afraid I was born to do this. Joan of Arc,Catholic saint and martyr Never give up,for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe,American abolit ionist and authorThe soul should always stand ajar. Ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. Emily Dickinson,American poetThough I am grateful for the blessings of wealth,it hasnt changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. Im just wearing better shoes. Oprah Winfrey,talk show host and producere all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.Anne Frank,Holocaust victimI am prepared to sacrifice every so-called privilege I possess in order to have a few rights. Inez Milholland,suffragistI was born to swing,thats all. Lil Hardin Armstrong,bandleader e are coming down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room. Bella Abzug,lawyer and congresswoman I do not know the word quit.Either I never did,or I have abolished it. Susan Butcher,Iditarod winnerNo one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt,first ladyNever limit yourself because of others limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination. Mae Jemison,astronautIn politics if you want anything said,ask a man. If you want anything done,ask a woman. Margaret Thatcher,British politicianI know God will not give me anything I cant handle. I just wish that He didnt trust me so much. Mother Theresa, social activistThe air is the only place free from prejudices. Bessie Coleman (topviatorLoosen your girdleand let er fly!Didrikson Zaharias (above), athleteLife is too large to hang out a sign: For Men Only. Barbara Jordan (left politicianSOURCES:BIOGRAPHY.COM, WWW.GREAT-INSPIRATIONAL-QUOTES.COM; HTTP://WWW.LOC.GOV/TEACHERS/CLASSROOMMATERIALS/PRESENTATIONSANDACTIVITIES/ PRESENTATIONS/WOMENS-WORDS/ALTERNATIVE.HTMLDont compromise yourself.You are all youve got. Janis Joplin (above), singerILLUSTRATIONS BY MICHAEL HOGUE/ DALLAS MORNING NEWS/MCT
C M Y K Dear Abby: I will graduate from college in June and be a social worker. I am psychic,although I dislike thatw ord because it conjures up visions of crystal balls, quacks and scams. For legitimate psychic individuals,it can be overwhelming to live this way. I first noticed my ability when I was young,but I repressed it because my folks thought I was imagining things. It began to resurge in college. This school is haunted,so I have become used to daily interactions with ghosts often in the dead of night. I also notice that during client counseling sessions images will pop into my head. I once gave a classmate the williesby perfectly describing the garden in her backyard having never laid eyes on it. My adviser says I must never tell my clients the things I seein them because it will frighten them. Its hard to separate my own thoughts and emotions from those of spirits around me. Im concerned about my psychic ability in relation to my clients. If I pick up on abuse in the mind of a child, for example,am I obligated to report it? Being psychic is as natural to me as my having blue eyes. It will never go away. I must now find the means to manage it. I dont want a career as a medium. Im dedicated to the profession I have chosen. Can you offer me advice? Gifted in New York Dear Gifted: Instead of using your visions to form judgments about your clients,use them to guide you during interviews. If you do,you will then be better equipped to provide concrete proof of the need for an intervention than revealing you sasomething that others cant see or wasnt disclosed to you. Many people have psychic abilities to a greater or lesser degree than you do,and those vibescan be invaluable. It is possible that your gift will give you insight into the individuals you will serve. I wish you success. Dear Abby: My wife has turned into a bona fide slug. We have been married 30 years. For half of them she stayed fit and trim,but over the past 15 she has put on 100 pounds and refuses to try to lose any of it. She also refuses to cook. I have to cook my own meals or we eat out. She no longer cleans (we pay a maidx with me. S he is obviously depressed and has taken several medications over the years to no avail. She has had lab work done,but nothing shows up. Because she doesnt have a job,she sits around in her pajamas all day playing on the computer or reading romance novels. Shell do laundry,but only after a month,when theres nothing left to wear. The other thing my wife likes to do is travel. The more expensive the trip,the more she loves it. Does God really expect me to live like this until I die? I have tried everything I can think of to help her. I dread going home every night. Advice,please? Living in Hell in West Virginia Dear Living in Hell: The marriage you have described isnt living,it is existing. Insist,as a condition of staying in the marriage,that your wife have a thorough physical and psychological evaluation. She appears to be depressed,withdrawn and possibly not in touch with reality. Her physical health is also at risk. Not every medication works on everyone. Your wifes weight gain may have made the dose she was taking ineffective or she may need a combination of drugs and talk therapy. Clearly she isnt happy in your marriagea nymore either,if shes escaping into romance novels instead of having a relationship with you. Please get her the help she appears to so desperately need. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 61054-0447. Page 2BNews-SunSunday, March 18, 2012www.newssun.com FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 3/16/12 p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 8 8 3 3 DIVERSIONS HOWTOFINISHTHISPUZZLEB y R. NORRIS & J.N. LEWIS ACROSS 1 Bestows on, with "to" 8 Forgoes scissors 13 Captivates 20 Fashionista's field2 1 Bring to the mix 22 "Sorry, Charlie" 2 3 Start to finish, e.g.? 24 Persevere, like a teamster?2 6 It may be abstract or concrete 27 Stopwatch users 29 Intent 30 "Gladiator" composer Z immer 31 Examines closely 33 Raise a glass to 36 Clerical residence 37 Really boring 3 9 Persevere, like a s tand-up comic? 4 2 Lang. of Jamaica 43 Dora the Explorer, for one 45 Cartoonist Keane 4 6 Ready 50 Place for a plunger inP lymouth 51 It's wet in Oaxaca 5 2 Infatuated, old-style 54 Display irritation 55 Sea debris 57 Warmup for college hopefuls, briefly5 8 Diamond strategy 59 Morning hrs. 60 "Voil!" 61 Hand-on-chest words 63 Careerbuilder.com l isting 64 Contingency phrase 66 Writer Lebowitz 68 Persevere, like a fre-q uent flier? 7 0 Challenging 71 Impose fraudulently 73 Rams' city: Abbr.7 4 Musician awarded t he Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 76 Julio's yesterday 79 Neighbor of Uru. 8 0 Isaac's eldest 82 Aussie runners8 3 Nonnegotiable, as a plan 85 Queequeg crewmate 8 7 Suds 88 Utah state flower 89 Aussie college 90 Do routine tire maintenance 91 Inspired mixture 92 Strands at a chalet, maybe9 4 Carpet 95 Persevere, like a very l oud organist? 98 Bean or noodle 100 Leipzig legwear 103 Where glasses may be raised?1 04 Strove to attain 1 06 Dip __ in: test the w ater 107 Manage moguls 108 Full of school spirit 110 Wealthy "Wind int he Willows" character 113 Persevere, like a golfer?1 17 Longtime CBS golf a nalyst Ken 119 Nintendo game with Pikachu 120 Nasty smile 1 21 Hall of talk 122 Scaredy-cats1 23 Surfer wannabe 124 Hero's hero D OWN 1 "If __ make it there ...": "New York, New York" lyric2 Like old records 3 Persevere, like a boxing promoter? 4 Set things right 5 Make tracks 6 Persevere, like a j udge? 7 Weigh station visitors 8 Grab a coffee, say 9 Central German river 1 0 "__ Fideles" 11 Forgo scissors 12 Cat lead-in 13 Sum of all parts 14 Cliff's pal on "Cheers" 15 Sun Devils' sch. 16 "Where Creativity Happens" retail chain 17 Mork, by birth 18 Harness straps 19 Get the feeling 25 Nosy? 28 Craze 32 Fitzgerald et al. 34 Planetary path35 "__ turns out ..." 36 Revolutionary army 37 Dutch city in many Vermeer paintings 38 First name in bombers 40 Poughkeepsie college 41 "Nerts!" 44 Antacid choice 47 Persevere, like a lightning rod installer? 48 Pal of Grover 49 Examination 53 Proposal with a nice r ing? 54 Buster 56 Works on the road 5 7 Ring out 5 8 One-named rocker 62 Carrie Nation's org. 63 High points 65 Kegger locale67 Pigged out 6 9 "Oh, I give up!" 70 Persevere, like a museum curator? 71 Susceptible to sunburn, probably72 Roughly 73 "Exodus" actor Mineo 75 Architect __ van derR ohe 77 The blahs 78 Rule 81 Beheld 82 Computer message 8 4 Arabic : ibn :: English : __ 8 6 Flirted with, with "at" 87 Calamine target8 8 Thread puller 9 1 Gelatin garnish 9 3 Branding iron wielder 96 Mementos9 7 Nearly birdied 9 9 Understood 100 Hinged fasteners 1 01 10th-century R oman emperor 1 02 Drenches 1 05 Involving warships 1 07 Dealer's dispenser 1 09 No longer in port 1 11 Soul singer India.__ 1 12 Poison and Pure P oison creator 1 14 "OMG! Spare me!" 1 15 Kyrgyzstan city 1 16 Card game shout 1 18 DOD division Solution on page 3B S pecial to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 2 0) Aries,even though your intentions are good,be careful with words this week. Rely on your actions and not just your words to convey the message. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,you are absolutely sure your work week will go your way. Considering you weigh all the facts in decisions, theres a strong chance youll be right. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,you are tempted to bend the truth a little this week. Be careful what you wish for,as it might be hard to recover a sense of trust if your actions are discovered. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,adjust your way of thinking to be more flexible. You should not always operate on a rigid schedule,but be more receptive to changes. Check with friends; see what they think. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo,you are aware of what lies ahead,but youre not eager to jump in and get started on the tasks that need your attention. Develop a plan and things will work out. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,your confidence returns this week but you are still treading carefully so as not to be disappointed later on. Trust in yourself and you likely wont be disappointed. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Establishing a balance between humility and selfconfidence is the key to being a well-rounded person,Libra. Therefore,dont take the power of positive thinking to the extreme. S corpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,although you are not overly excited about plans for the near future, you are capable of balancing fantasy with reality. Things will work out for the best. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius,this week you realize that you dont have as many answers as you thought you had. You can look for other answers by being in touch with friends and family. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Use this week as a time for renewal, Capricorn. Set lofty goals because this will serve as a challenge in order for you to really shine and you thrive on challenges. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,you may get caught up in your emotions about a certain person in your life. Take a step back and youll realize theres no reason to get so excited. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces,once you start focusing on what you want to do next,you find you have the motivation to get anything accomplished. Notable birthdaysMarch 18:Adam Levine, singer (33 Glenn Close,actress (65 March 20:Spike Lee,director (55 Matthew Broderick,actor (50Bob Costas,TV personality (60Keri Russell,actress (36 24:Peyton Manning,athlete (36 Put trust in yourself, Virgo Social worker looks for best way to use her psychic gifts Grandma!I heard my grandson call.Do you wantt o watch a program on television with me? Sure,I replied. W e got ourselves comfortable and watched a cartoon where all the figures were rockstars shaped like rocks. Id nevers een or heard of this program before. So,I watched i t unfold. How pleased and surprised I was to hear thesel ittle rocks giving praise to our Rock of Ages,God the F ather,Son and Holy Spirit. The theme of the song was the fruit of the Spirit. Not only did we have fun learning the words of thes ong; but,also,hand motions to help us rememb er it. Singing a Bible verse is a wonderful way to plant Gods Word in our heartsa nd minds. We had given our grands on a Bible for his birthday and he enjoyed finding special verses and highlightingt hem. This discipleship television program made it easy to take the next step and o pen his Bible to that verse. He proceeded to meticul ously highlight the verse and put a bookmark in place so he could find it easily. We continued to work t hrough the fruit as it is referred to in Galations 5:22,NKJV,But the fruit of the Spirit is love,joy, peace,longsuffering,kindness,goodness, faithfulness,gentleness,self-con-t rol. I love this verse as it reminds me that the Spirit of God living within m e is the One who enables me to produce this fruit. While our actions are the visible result,the fruit itself comes because ofw ho we are in Christ. The use of the singular, f ruit,may help us envision one grape in a cluster or the individual segments of ano range. As we yield ourselves more and more to the H oly Spirit,the fruit develops much like fruit on a tree or vinenaturally. Jesus once said that if the people didnt praise him,t he rocks would cry out. How clever to use these litt le cartoon rocks to bring children into a greater understanding of the Rock,t he Lord Jesus. It is on him they should build their lives a nd in whom they can find refuge in the storms of life. That evening,we did s ome singing ourselves as we sang along to Christian CDs. We held a pretend m ike and played instrumentssinging to an audie nce of stuffed toys. Thank God for creative minds which help our children grow spiritually and plant their feet firmly on theR ock of Ages. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a N ews-Sun correspondent. Our solid rock of ages Pause And Consider Jan Merop Dear Abby GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
C M Y K LOS ANGELES (AP B ang. Bang. Bang. Three bowling balls unexpectedly spring off a ramp raised high above everyone in the room,missing the intend-e d target a basket made out of duct tape and smashing into the floor before rolling in various directions. E veryone scatters as the renegade balls threaten to take out limbs,camera equipment and anything else in their path. Its just another day on the set of Unchained Reaction, the first spin-off from special-effects gurus Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage since launching their gonzo experiment series Mythbustersin 2003. This time,Hyneman and Savage are putting their power tools and bowling balls in the hands of amateurs for a reality TV take on Rube Goldberg machines. In each episode,two fiveperson teams of engineers, designers and the like are given five days and a warehouse full of tools and materials to create a contraption based on a simple theme, such as light vs. heavyor ire and ice.Then, Hyneman,Savage and a guest judge watch the competing mouse traps unfurl and declare which one is the most inventive. This isnt a competition show in which people are brought to the edge of their sanity,and you watch them collapse,Savage said duringa break from filming earlier this winter. Its a show where its fun to watch people build stuff. Its about the craft. Why do engineers and artists like doing what they do,and what happens when there pushed to silly limits? Hyneman and Savage,who also serve as the shos executive producers and have built intricate Rube Goldberg machines on Mythbusters, as well as one for a CocaCola commercial,said they w ere apprehensive when executives from the Discovery Channel first approached the duo about creating a show focusing onw himsical interconnected gadgets. If you boil it down,it could have been just a bunch of crap falling over,saidH yneman. But what these people are coming up with is crazy. Were not really giving them any guidance other than to have fun and follow this theme. What were finding is total surprise when we show up down here. Theve built these things that are really imaginative. T he Associated PressLOS ANGELES Sons comedy adaptationo f the 1980s TV series Jump Streetshould have n o trouble jumping past the competition this weekend with an opening domestic g ross in the $25 million to $30 million range. Starring Oscar-nominee Jonah Hill and Vo heartthrob Channing Tatum,t he film is a re-imagining of the series that gave Johnny Depp his start about y oung cops sent undercover to bust a high-school drug ring. Dr. SeussThe Lorax enters its third weekend w ith a shot at adding 20 million more environmentally-friendly dollars to its e ver-greening bank account. The Universal Pictures release will continue to be the top choice for families,f ollowing another impressive mid-week performance. Special to the News-SunSEBRING A group of local artists and music lovers, one only five weeks old,wereo n hand recently to enjoy the opening reception at Brewsters. Bruce Rogers has again filled his upgraded venue witha n eclectic blend of art creations from a mixed group of seasoned and emerging artists from Highlands County. The artists were complimenting then ew lighting and professional hanging system that was recently completed. T he themes of the paintings ranged from abstract,to surreal,to whimsical and represen-t ative,and really perkup the coffee shop,2191 U.S. 27 N orth. There were fish in cocktails,from local artist Linda Kegles series,t DrinkL ike a Fish,and some large scale abstract canvasses from a rtist James Ward. Other artists whose works are on display are Christine Yarbour,Ken Merop, Rosalind Vicenty,Pamela Joy Paralikis,Phyllis JonesB ehrens,Marian Zellers,Geri Chen,Jouetta Koning,Bernie P reblick,and Loretta DeWitt. The current exhibit ends April 11,and most of thew orks are for sale. Classical guitarist Kenny Summers had a v ery young fan,five-week-old Ben Dailey. Bens parents, Allison and Bill Dailey,have b een coordinating the art exhibits for Brewsters,and invite interested artists to contact them about participating in the upcoming spring show( April 15 through June 10). www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 18, 2012Page 3B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 HIGHLANDS COUNTY CONCERT BAND*; 3.639"; 6.5"; Black; season finale; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 5 5 3 3 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK South F lorida Community Colleges Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) will hold its Third Thursday program,A rt through Discovery: Bitner and Bogdanowitsch at 1 p.m. Thursday,March2 9 in SFCC MOFAC. Responding to environmental and abstract influ-e nces,artists Donne Bitner and Cheryl Bogdanowitsch t alk about the intuitive process for developing art. Their exhibition Wood,P aper,Paint can be viewed in SFCC MOFAC. Third Thursdays at MOFAC is a series that will e nhance and inspire the publics perspective on Florida art and culture. Each program focuses on a different MOFAC exhibition. The program is held every third Thursday of the month,is open to the publ ic,and is free. For more informatio n, c ontact Mollie Doctrow, M OFAC curator,at 7847240. SFCC MOFAC is on t he Highlands Campus,on the east wing of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. MOFAC Third Thursday presents Bitner and Bogdanowitsch ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo James Ward, Loretta DeWitt and Bernie Preblick at Brewsters. Artists hang out at Brewsters Courtesy photo Kenny Summers serenades Ben Dailey at Brewsters. C ourtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 recently held a Drug Awareness Poster Contest at the Hill-Gustat Middle School. Pictured are the three winners Jada Amarasa, Makala Stamboni and Gabriella Rossy and their winning posters. Poster contest Classified ads get results! 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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, March 18, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.Thursday. For information contact (239 0390.Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 471-0924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages.Choir practice at5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:4526556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service,7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. T elephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule:8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m. Childrens Church;6 p.m.evening worship.Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m.supper;6 p.m.Bible Study and Prayer;6:30 p.m.Adult Choir Practice;6 p.m.childrens choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs.Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m.Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, a nd missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet.First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E.Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:385-5154.Dr. David E.Richardson, senior pastor; Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.;Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky G otsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D. Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship,1 0:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month.The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552. Home phone:214-3025.Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Ken Geren, interim pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C.Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service,6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3823695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757.Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor.Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169; email, email@example.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., firstname.lastname@example.org;Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retired Rev.J.Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R.McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe.Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m.and noon MondayFriday;9 a.m.Saturday.Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m.Saturday, 5 p.m.Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m.Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass;5 p.m.Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center).Confession:every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215.Father Michael J. Cannon.Mass schedule:Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.;Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 465-7065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor.Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons,a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. A lzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:3850358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 382-1343. Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off site Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N.Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. P ine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S.Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825.Minister:Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service.Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870;385-7443.We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway.Our hours of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W. Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Don Seymour, Senior Pastor.Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP W hen we walk or ride our bike down a multi-purpose trail,do we appreciate them anicured look of it? When we go to a park with our children,are we pleased at h ow nice the trails look,how safe the playground is and how clean the r estrooms are? Or when we decide to play sports,do we even notice how well the fields and courts are kept up? Sometimes we all take things in stride and dont really put mucht hought into all the hard work that goes into these simple things. But w hat if no one did these tasks? What if the trails were overgrown and the playground was unsafe?W hat if we didnt have these great places to visit due to lack of care a nd maintenance? The Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department wants to make sure that doesnt happen. The groundskeepers are out and aboute very week to ensure that citizens have a nice,safe place to recreate. M ike Lewis,Parks and Recreation supervisor/Sports Complex manager. appreciates his crew. Theg rounds-keeping crew consists of s upervisor Mike Lewis,assistant supervisor Larry Howard,Benny Banda,Tim Neese,Dan Burgess, Bobby Wyche,Dan Jamison and Bob Keefe. T he county Parks & Recreation crew is responsible for the upkeep of 39 parks,which include 37 boat ramps. They also maintain multi-use trails and the Sports Complex.T hese guys keep the grass mowed, weed-eated,edged and looking good. They take care of the pavilions and buildings,including restrooms at all the parks. That includesm inor plumbing and electrical repairs,painting,stocking and cleaning. They also maintain football fields,softball fields and basketball courts. They are responsible for the upkeep of four boardwalksi n the various parks. They clean, repair,paint and blow off these w alkways on a regular schedule. Highlands County is fortunate to have a crew of dedicated workersw ho enjoy what they do and who they work with. County parks H.L. Bishop Park is located on Lake June ( 10 Clubhouse Rd. a nd is a favorite of the public. Amenities include:playground, a sketball court,fishing pier,boardwalks,permitted swimming area, restrooms,and picnic facilities. Lake Istokpoga Park,720 A ccess Rd (off Hwy 98) has many improvements that attracts daily activities including picnic and fishing,as well as fishing tournaments. It has picnic facilities,bathrooms,n ature trails,a large fishing pier and boardwalk and a double boat ramp. Windy Point Park,65 Windy Point Rd. Located on the south side of Lake Istokpoga has many ameni-t ies for outdoor enthusiasts. It has a double boat ramps,restrooms,picnic facilities,a nature trailand youth fishing on site. Preserve of Sun N Lakes is a 1 350-acre nature preserve. Several ponds and marshy areas are scattered within the property making it an ideal bird watching site. The Preserve is located at the west end of Sun N Lake Blvd in Avon Park.I t has bird watching,nature and offroad bike trails and shore fishing. Desoto City Park has a softball field and picnic facilities for public use and is located on 5 acresi n a park-like setting. Located 6305 State Rd 17 A South. Lincoln Heights Park has a softball field plus basketball courts and a playground for public use. Located on the corner of Murial St and School St in Sebring. Martin Luther King Park is located in the Highway Park subdiv ision,has a basketball court,picnic pavilion,lighted baseball field and playground. Located 118 WilliamsA ve in Lake Placid.Boat RampsAvon Park Arbuckle Creek (Burnt Out Bridge 7600 Arbuckle Ck Rd. Lake Adelaide, 2124 N West Shore Rd. Lake Damon, 1065 W Lake Damon Drive L ake Denton, 800 Lake Denton A ccess Rd. L ake Glenada, 2475 US Hwy 27 S. Lake Lelia (Gator Lake Martin Rd. Lake Letta, 2490 E Victoria Lane Lake Lotela, 1005 Lake Lotela Drive Lake Olivia, 2712 Nautilus Drive Lake Pioneer, 100 Lake Pioneer Boat Ramp Rd Lake Viola, 1500 Oak Park Ave Little Lake Bonnet, 2300 Little Lake Bonnet Drive Little Lake Redwater, 3026 Holiday Beach Drive S ebring A rbuckle Creek Rd, 6401 E Arbuckle Creek Rd Dinner Lake, 2400 Yachting Rd Istokpoga Park, 720 Istokpoga P ark Access Rd Lake Josephine, 425 Lake J osephine Shore Rd Lake Josephine, (Sentinel Pt 1 540 Lake Josephine Drive Lake Josephine, 2430 Oak Beach Blvd. Lake Sebring, 6264 Memorial Dr R ed Beach Lake, 6700 Commerce D rive Wolf Lake, 6346 Lakeside Drive West Lorida L ake Istokpoga (Cow House Rd. 2 011 Lake Blvd. Lake Placid H L Bishop Park, 10 Lake June Clubhouse Rd. Lake Childs,150 Harris Drive Lake Childs, (off Placid View Drive) Lake Francis, 300 Cloverleaf Rd. Lake Istokpoga Windy Point, 65 Windy Point Rd. Lake Istokpoga (Boggy Branch 6 23 Lakesedge Drive L ake Apthorpe, 271 E Cemetery R d. Lake Carrie, 1022 Jonquil St. Lake Placid (Lake Childs H arris Drive. Lake Placid (Lake Childs) (off P lacid View Drive) Lake Clay (East side Clay Drive Lake Clay (North side C lay Drive Lake Huntley, 125 Lake Huntley D rive Lake Huntley, 250 Anderson St Lake Persimmon, 150 Hillside Drive Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarilyt hose of the News-Sun. The groundskeepers of Highlands County hard at work for you N ews From The W atershed C orine Burgess
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 18, 2012Page 7B 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 email@example.com Web site: redeemeravon.com .The church is at 839 HowesWay, Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.The Rev.Jim Kurtz, rector.Church office 3857649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Phone:4650051.Rev.Elizabeth L.Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service.Come see what makes us different. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Way Church EFCA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring.Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays.The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway firstname.lastname@example.org .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Like to sing? Come join the choir.Visitors always welcome.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School.Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Church phone:385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Rev.Gary Kindle, pastor. Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes:9:15 a.m. Sunday.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AMe ach Sunday.Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782to 2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., Avon Park.Pastor:Rev.John C. Grodzinski.Sunday service at 9:30 a.m.Sunday school will resume in the fall.Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 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, email@example.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail email@example.com.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone:385-3234;Fax:385-2759; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W. Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.;Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.;Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.;Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes.Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary;contemporary worship is at 11 a.m.Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m.in the educational building. Wednesday:6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high schoolursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday):grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.;grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.;grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.Call the church office for more information about the classes offered.Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship s ervice to help them grow in their s piritual 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, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 t he Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, 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 Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. 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C M Y K BUSINESS C SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, March 18, 2012CLASSIFIED PAGE3 C By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics WriterW ASHINGTON A sharp jump in gas prices drove a measure of U.S. consumer costs up in February. But outside higher pump prices, inflation stayed mild. T he Labor Department said Friday that the consumer price index rose 0.4 percent in February, the largest increase in 10 months. Gas prices rose 6 percent to account for most of the gain. F ood prices were unchanged for the first time in 19 months. And e xcluding food and energy,socalled coreprices rose just 0.1 percent. I n the past 12 months,consumer prices have risen 2.9 percent,the same year-over-year change as last month. Core prices have increased 2.2 p ercent over the same period. Thats lower than Januarys year-over-year figure. Mild inflation allows the Fed to maintain its low interest-rate policy. Most economists expect inflation t o remain in check this year. The prices of agricultural comm odities such as corn and cotton have come down. And while more Americans are working,few areg etting big pay raises. That has limited retailersability to charge more. Still,gas prices keep rising and could slow growth if consumers cutb ack on other purchases. The average price for a gallon of gas on Friday was $3.83,according to AAA. Thats 32 cents higher than a month ago. T he Fed noted the increase Tuesday after its one-day policy m eeting. Fed policymakers said they expect rising energy prices to tem-p orarily boost inflation but longerterm inflation should remain stable. The Fed also reiterated its plan to keep its short-term interest rates near zero until at least 2014. A report Wednesday indicated that inflation pressures also arent increasing much at the wholesale level. The producer price index,which measures price changes before theyr each the consumer,rose 0.4 percent. The gain was largely because o f higher gas prices. Excluding food and gas,core wholesale prices rose just 0.2 percent A small amount of inflation can be good for the economy. It encourages businesses and consumers to spend and invest money sooner rather than later,before inflatione rodes its value. Lower price growth also leaves more money in consumerspockets, boosting their buying power and supporting economic growth. The jump in gas and food prices e arly last year limited American ability to buy other goods,slowing t he economy. US consumer prices up because of higher gas costs Special to the News-SunWAUCHULA Peace River Electric Cooperativer ecently welcomed 874 member-owners to its 72nd annual membership meeting in Wauchula,exceeding the previous years record-breaking total of 823 registrants. With the addition of members spouses and children,vendors,and employees,attendance swelled to an estimated 2300 people. Throughout the event,the cooperative provided free hotdogs,ice cream,snow cones,soft drinks,and more. A climbing wall,bounce house,inflatable slide,and horse rides kept the younger set busy,while adults enjoyed the musical talents of local musicians. Tim Williams,Gatorlands resident gator expert,entertained all ages with a show featuring one of the theme parks trademark reptiles, plus other creatures such as a tarantula and boa constrictor. Gatorlands 110-acre park in Orlando,containing thousands of gators and crocs,is open year-round. Williams has appeared on Jack Hannahs Animal Adventures,the Today Show, Good Morning America,and many other nationally syndicated television shows. The annual meetings theme,a salute to local first responders,included police, firefighters,EMTs,SWAT team members,and many more. First responders brought with them an ambulance,fire trucks,an airboat, and even Tampa General Hospitals Aeromed helicopter. Our lives depend on the selfless dedication of our first responders,said PRECO chief of marketing and member services officer Nell McCauley. Our desire was to provide a setting where our members could meet and thank these important public servants personally. Bill Mulcay,CEO,and the board of directors addressed members during a brief business meeting,which was followed by an informal question-and-answer session. At the end of the day,a drawing was conducted to give away more than 200 door prizes,including the grand prize:a retired 2000 extended-cab pickup truck belonging to the cooperative. PRECO serves nearly 35,000 member/consumers in Highlands,Brevard,DeSoto, Hardee,Hillsborough,Indian River,Manatee,Osceola, Polk and Sarasota counties, through almost 4,000 miles of power lines. PRECO annual meeting sets record Courtesy photo T ampa General Hospitals Aeromed helicopter made an appearance at PRECOs annual meeting honoring first responders. PRECO honors first responders Courtesy photo Gatorlands Tim Williams entertained PRECOs record crowd with his gator and small animal show. L osing your spouse is one of lifes most stressful e vents. Ironically,its during that time of grief,wheny oure probably not thinking clearly or focusing on s uch matters,that youre expected to make many important financial decis ions that will impact the rest of your life. Although there are certain actions you must take right away to ensure yourc urrent financial security, several major decisions with long-term consequences should probably be postponed until you'veh ad a chance to reflect on how and where you w ant to spend the rest of your life. I f your spouse primarily handled the finances or youre not up to the task alone,ask a trusted relative or friend to help you sorto ut the following information: Gather legal and financial documents that will give a better sense ofw here you stand financially,including:wills,trusts and powers of attorney; mortgage and car title; tax returns; bank,loan and credit card statements; safe deposit box contents; insurance plans; and income sources. Compile outstanding bills and monitor due dates to avoid late charges or penalties for:utilities; mortgage/rent; health,auto and homeowners insurance premiums; car,student and personal loans; and credit cards. If your spouse was still working,contact his or her employer regarding unpaid salary,benefits,life insurance and retirement accounts. This is particularly important if they provide your health insurance. Other critical actions to take within the first month or two include: Contact companies where you have joint accounts and convert them to your name only. Also close any accounts that were in his or her name only that you dont wish to maintain. If your spouse was eligible for Social Security, you and your children may qualify for Survivor Benefits. Call (800 1213 or visit www.ssa.gov. Similarly,if your spouse was a veteran,contact the VA regarding possible survivor benefits (www.vba.va.gov/survivors). Pay attention to income tax filing dates,particularly if you file quarterly estimated taxes. While the IRS may waive penalty fees on a late filing or underpaymentr elated to your spouses death,youre still responsib le for any taxes or interest owed. C all 800-829-1040 or read Filing Late and/or Paying Lateat www.irs.gov. D on't make irreversible financial decisions until youve had a chance adjust to your new status. For example,some peop le rush to pay off their mortgage,only to discover later that the house is too large or they cant afford the taxes and upkeep. Others feel pressured to move closer to family members,only to discover that they miss their former life. Other long-range planning suggestions: Rewrite your will and other documents that outline how youd like your financial and health matters handled if you die, become disabled or become seriously ill. Until you have a better handle on your new living expenses,live frugally especially if youre used to having two incomes. And finally,an update on my recent column about repaying overdue income taxes. The IRS just announced that for 2011 taxes due April 17,2011,it will offer a six-month grace period on failure-to-pay penalties for certain taxpayers facing economic hardship. They also doubled the threshold for filing a streamlined installment repayment agreement (where you dont have to supply a detailed financial statement) from $25,000 in taxes owed to $50,000. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 23 go to www.practicalmoneyskills.co m/summit2012. A financial to-do list for the recently widowed Personal Finance J ason Alderman By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology WriterNEW YORK Small businesses from coffee shops to plumbers will soon be able to accept credit cards through PayPal,using a small triangular card reader attached to a smartphone. PayPal unveiled a mobile payments service Thursday targeting merchants that dont already have full-fledged payments systems in place. Called PayPal Here,the service will let customers pay using credit cards, PayPal accounts or,in the U.S.,checks. They wont need a PayPal account to pay by credit card or check. It rivals existing mobile payment services such as Square. PayPal and its parent company,eBay Inc.,have been trying to push into offline commerce as the line between online and in-store shopping blurs. EBay recently launched a service that lets people use their PayPal accounts to pay for merchandise in Home Depot stores,a program that will likely expand to other large retailers. EBay CEO John Donahoe said PayPal is giving merchants the tools to give customers more ways to buy things. What consumers are looking for is the ability to shop anytime,anywhere, Donahoe said in a phone interview, adding that merchants need only a smartphone to accept payments through this new service. PayPal launches mobile payments service
C M Y K By DANIEL WAGNER and CHRISTINA REXRODE A P Business WritersThe young banker whose d ramatic public resignation stung Goldman Sachs this week joins officials from every corner of the government in questioning whethert he august investment house deals honestly with all its clients. In separate cases,judges, lawmakers and regulatorsh ave suggested the bank ignores conflicts of interest and sells to its clients invest-m ents it knows are weak,all in the pursuit of profit. The resignation W ednesday by Greg Smith,a 33-year-old banker for G oldman in London,was a shot from within Goldmans ranks. In an Op-Ed articlef or The New York Times, Smith said the bank sells f inancial products that we are trying to get rid of. It makes me ill how callously people talk about ripping their clients off,Smithw rote. The essay was widely circ ulated online,and Smith became a trending topic on Twitter. But his charges wereo nly the latest embarrassment for Goldman,which h as built a sterling reputation over 143 years on Wall Street. T he bank paid $550 million in 2010 to settle civil charges that it misled investors while selling them investments in the U.S.h ousing market as the bubble burst even as Goldman reaped hundreds of millions from its own bets against housing. A congressional committee recommended that law e nforcement authorities look into a series of deals thatG oldman sold while executives derided them in emails as junk,crapand another profane adjective. And last month,a D elaware court nearly blocked a merger between Kinder Morgan and El Paso, two energy companies, because Goldman had ties tob oth companies,raising questions about a conflict of interest. This is the latest entry into a long-running narrative that they dont put their clients first,said Michael Robinson,a former official with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If your business is built on trust,thats not going to fly. Robinson,who now works for Levick Strategic Communications,a public relations company,said regu lators,Congress and prosecutors are almost certain to look into Smiths claim that Goldman sold investments to clients that it wanted to getr id of. The SEC,the FBI and fede ral prosecutors in Manhattan declined comment. A spokesman forG oldman also declined comment. L egal experts said the bar for proving wrongdoing by executives at the bank would b e high. The real danger for Goldman,Robinson said,is that clients will lose faith and abandon it. Whether what there d oing is legal or not,it sure is going to keep them in the headlines and remind people that they cant always trust what there hearingf rom their banker,he said. On Wednesday,as Smiths e ssay was read millions of times on the Timeswebsitea nd circulated by countless others online,Goldmans leadership suggested he had not portrayed the banks culture accurately. It is unfortunate that all of you who worked so hard through a difficult environment over the last few years now have to respond to this,G oldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein and President Gary Cohn wrote in an open letter to employees. Blankfein,57,has been at the helm of Goldman through one of the most trying times for the bank. He was named CEO in June 2006 and was at the helm during the financial crisis in 2008,when Goldman took $10 billion in bailout money. He is regarded as an intelligent and hardworking banker,though not the most c harismatic among his peers. A published report last month suggested Blankfein was considering stepping aside this summer,thoughB lankfein has not said so publicly. M ichael Farr,president of the Farr,Miller & Washington investment firm,w hich owns Goldman stock, predicted Blankfein would weather this just fine. These are tough people with resilient attitudes who a re focused on the bottom line,Farr said,and Blankfein has delivered nicely. Senators questioned B lankfein and other Goldman executives an April 2010 subcommittee hearing.A subcommittee report said Goldman marketed four setso f complex mortgage securities to investors but failed to t ell them the securities were very risky. T he committee report also said Goldman secretly bet against the clients and deceived them about the bets so that they would pay forG oldmans earlier,doomed housing investments. Subcommittee chairman Sen. Carl Levin,D-Mich., questioned the accuracy oft he executivestestimony. Did anyone ever really think that Goldman was doing what was best for their clients?said Rep. Brad Miller,D-N.C.,a regular critic of the banking industry who serves on the House Financial Services Committee. Goldman may have denied it,but I never really believed their denials. The Delaware case illustrates Goldmans reach. The state judge declined to block the Kinder Morgan-El Paso d eal but expressed misgivings. Goldman advised El Paso,owned a 19 percent stake in Kinder Morgan and controlled two of KinderM organs board seats. The judge,Leo Strine, s aid Goldman took steps to separate its advisers to each company,but said the effortsw ere not effective. This kind of furtive b ehavior engenders legitimate concern and distrust, he wrote. I n his essay,Smith wrote that young bankers could become leaders at Goldman by getting clients to invest in the stocks or other prod-u cts that we are trying to get rid of because they are not seen as having a lot of potential profits. He also said bankers could hunt elephants,a practice he explained this way:Get y our clients some of whom are sophisticated,and some of whom arent to t rade whatever will bring the biggest profit to Goldman. Call me old-fashioned, he concluded,ut I dont like selling my clients a product that is wrong for them. Smith did not present specifics about the banks marketing to customers. The young banker,a R hodes Scholarship finalist in 2002 who attended Stanford University,still had not spoken publicly Thursday beyond the Times Op-Ed. A Twitter account that a ppeared to be Smiths had b een protected Thursday, meaning only his confirmed f ollowers could read it. A ny regulatory or criminal probe of Goldman that grows from Smiths charges would face high hurdles,legal e xperts said. The recent SEC c harges against Goldman r elied on misleading statem ents in the marketing mater ials Goldman produced to s ell the risky deal. In a well-known 2003 case that didnt involve Goldman, regulators accused a research analyst from Merrill Lynch of pushing companies that he insulted in private. But that c ase relied on rules that gove rn published research about stocks and do not apply to s ales pitches. To defend itself against charges that it sold bad investments,Goldman would only need to prove that the investments it sold were suitablefor clients. T hats a looser standard than the rules for investmenta dvisers,who are required to a ct in their clientsbest i nterests. While these may be rev el ations to the marketplace, t hey likely are not revelations to anyone inside Goldman or to the securitie s regulators,said Jacob Frenkel,a former SEC enforcement attorney now practicing with the firmS hulman Rogers. Goldmans clients tend to b e so loyal because there a mong the top tier of i nvestors,with enough assets that the law consider s them capable of making i nvestment decisions with l ess disclosure by their bro k ers,he said. For some investors,the case against Goldman isa lready closed. Joe Gordon managing partner at Gordon Asset Management in North Carolina,said he has not recommended investing in Goldman since before 2008 We just wanted to avoid t he black-box hedge-fund companies and anything lik e them,Gordon said. William Atwood,execut ive director of the Illinois State Board of Investment, w hich handles public e mployeesretirement fund s, said he was not convinced that Wall Street had changed i ts ways,despite an outcry since the 2008 crisis. He said the board droppe d Goldman as an investmentm anager four years ago. o say theres still arrogance on Wall Street is like saying the sky is still blue,A twood said. Theres this sense of entitlement,this outrageous compensation that people still get andt hink somehow they earned i t. Page 2CNews-SunSunday, March 18, 2012www.newssun.com E DWARD JONES/ED BURNSIDE***; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; main a, 03/18/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 2 2 7 7 MCT Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO of the Goldman Sachs Group, testifies before the Senate at a hearing on the role of investment banks during the financial crisis in 2010. BUSINESS Goldman manifesto echoes past questions Associated PressApples latest iPad drew die-hard fans to stores in the U.S. and nine other countries Friday,many of whom lined up for hours to be among the first to buy one. The third version of the iPad went on sale at 8 a.m. local time,with 25 other countries getting it a week later. The new model,at prices starting at $499 in the U.S.,comes with a faster processor,a much sharper screen and an improved camera,though the changes arent as big as the upgrade to the iPad 2. I dont think its worth the price but I guess Im a victim of society,Athena May said in Paris. About 450 people lined up outside Apples Ginza store in downtown Tokyo. Some had spent the night sleeping outside the store. In Madison, Wis.,people brought reclining lawn chairs for naps,while a few played games on older iPads. In London,Dipak Varsani, 21,got in line at 1 a.m. Thursday and said he was drawn by the new devices better screen. ouve got clearer movies and clearer games,he said. I use it as a multimedia device. In Hong Kong,a steady stream of buyers picked up their new devices at preset times at the citys sole Apple store after entering an online lottery. The system,which required buyers to have local ID cards, also helped thwart visitors from mainland China Apples fastest growing market who have a reputation for scooping up Apple gadgets to get them earlier and avoid sales tax at home. A release date in China has not yet been announced. Kelvin Tsui,a 26-year-old hospital worker in Hong Kong,was allowed to buy two and planned to sell the second to make money. Two years after the debut of the first iPad,the devices launch has become the second-biggest gadget eventof the year,after the annual iPhone release. Customers could have ordered iPads ahead of time to arrive at home Friday,but many came for the atmosphere. People always stop to talk to us,Harry BarringtonMountford,22,said in London. I am exhausted though,I have only had about 45 minutes of sleep. Christos Pavlides got to a downtown Philadelphia store at 10 p.m. Thursday and was the first in line. He already owns the two previous iPad models and several iPhones and figures the new iPad was next. Despite competition from Apple fans snap up new iPad around the world
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 18, 2012Page 3C IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000507 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff vs. MARIA MONTALBANO, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 8th, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 2009-CA-000507 in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is the Plaintiff, and MARIA MONTALBANO, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 8, BLOCK 20, OF SUN N LAKE ESTATE OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and bet bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 A.M. on 5th day of April, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: March 9, 2012. Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak March 18, 25, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA001136AOOOXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, FOR HOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff, vs. JULIE M. WHITNEY; CHRISTOPHER C. WHITNEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 2nd day of March, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282009CA001136AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, FOR HOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, is the Plaintiff and JULIE M. WHITNEY; CHRISTOPHER C. WHITNEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S CHRISTOPHER C. WHITNEY IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNT Y COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 36, BLOCK EE, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VII, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 3rd day of March, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION C ASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000160 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3 Plaintiff, vs. DENISE M. JOHNSTON; LAWRENCE J. AGULNICK; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; PENNSYLVANIA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S ERTY; D efendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 1, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000160, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR TBW MORTGAGE-BACKED TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3 is Plaintiff and DENISE M. JOHNSTON; LAWRENCE J. AGULNICK; UNKNOWN PERSON(S POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; PENNSYLVANIA HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY; are defendants. I will sell 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, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 27th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 29, 30, 31 AND 32, BLOCK G, OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as o f the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 2nd day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000532 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. ADLIN HIND SIMMONS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 01, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000532 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and ADLIN HIND SIMMONS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ADLIN HIND SIMMONS N/K/A REFUSED NAME; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 27th d ay of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: UNIT 2-C, THE MANORS: COMMENCE AT A POINT AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 1, BLOCK 7, SECTION 15, TOWNS HIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST AND THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE AVENUE SAID POINT BEING 25.00 FEET WEST OF THE CENTER LINE OF LAKE AVENUE; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 02 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.00 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0 DEGREES 02 MINUTES EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET; THENCE WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 85.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 02 MINUTES WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET; THENCE EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 85.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. ALL LYING AND BEING IN LOT 1, BLOCK 7, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1408 N. LAKE AVENUE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on March 2, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L.P .O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10101689 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 4-F10101689 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. March 11, 18, 2012 1050Legals R EQUEST FOR PROPOSAL E CONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS G ENERAL STATEMENT The Industrial Development Authority of Highlands County, Inc. (IDA out the year in order to carry out its mission in the community. In practicing good stewardship of funds provided to the organization, it is the policy of the IDA that signifi-c ant purchase of goods and/or services, which may be competitive in nature, shall be accomplished through a Request for Proposal (RFP i s receiving the best possible product or service at the lowest possible price. That does not imply that decisions made to purchase goods and services for the IDA will be m ade solely upon the best price, but that price is a signific ant factor all other things being equal. T he IDA reserves the right to accept or reject any and all p roposals. If those providing a proposal that conforms to the specifications of the RFP also have an alternate proposal they would like to submit at the same time, the alternate proposal will be accepted for review and considera-t ion. Alternate proposals only will not be accepted or reviewed. The IDA is managed under ss. 159.44-159.53 and is wholly funded by the Highlands County Board of C ounty Commissioners. The IDA is exempt from payment o r collection of state sales tax in the state of Florida. If your firm is qualified, willing and able to provide the s cope of services outlined hereafter, please have your proposal delivered in a sealed envelope clearly marked ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS PROPOSAL By: MARCH 27, 2 012 K ristina Anderson E xecutive Director Highlands County I ndustrial Development Authority One East Main ST A von Park, FL 33825 S PECIFICATIONS To conduct a 2012 Economic Impact Analysis related to t he activity at the Avon Park Air Force Range and tenants including State of Florida Juvenile Academy, Florida Nat ional Guard and Avon Park Correctional Institution, in conj unction with a Defense Reinvestment Grant Award by Enterprise Florida, INC (EFI O pportunity (DEO tified for activities according to the Scope of Services and r eporting dates as outlined below. S cope of Services: To Obtain and format for distribution information that prof iles the analysis of the economic impact of the Avon Park A ir Force Range and activities related to Highlands County businesses, residents and economy; including specific imp act on Highlands county largest economic sector, south Florida agriculture.Specific services needed include deliv-e ry of raw statistical data obtained for the analysis construction prior to June 20, 2012. Providing a draft analysis d ocument for comment editing and further refining with Community and Range input by July 30, 2012. Services should result in a final report that can be duplicated and is d elivered to the Highlands County IDA Executive Director prior to September 20, 2012. Statistical data and final rep ort will also be incorporated into other market and website areas and contractor should be available for consultat ion regarding integration issues through December 30, 2012. I nclude in Proposal: Written proposals should reflect the approximate rate for analytical services and Economic Impact report compilation for Avon Park Air Force Range and tenants. Including the direct impacts of special operations, environmental flight and compliance and revenue generating programs, as well as, indirect impacts calculated for special opera-t ions, deployments and range tenants to show the Ranges benefit to the local community. Economic impacts measu rements would include output (sales revenue generated to local vendors), employment (jobs created and retained), and earning (salary and total compensation annually. The Ranges existing employment and wage is critical for the direct impact measurement and should include private subcontracted employees as long as the Full Time Employment figures for Highlands County residents and regional residents are separately identified. Analysis should include current benefits of job creation and retention, skills development for Highlands County and impact on local vendors. Supplemental vendor and earnings data from nearby local venues for comparison, which should be compiled as part of the raw statistical data identified as a primary service. An important component of the final analysis is a projection of future benefit potential should the on-site landing strip receive certification. As such, services and needs of the projection should be itemized and reported separately. If any significant fees or one-time expenses are expected in connection with the initial set up of this new business relationship, they should be identified in the proposal separate from any other rate quote. Any questions about this Request for Proposal should be directed to: Kristina Anderson, Executive Director, Highlands County Industrial Development Authority, One East Main Street, Avon Park, FL 33825. Telephone 888-388-4233. March 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-82 IN RE: ESTATE OF RUTH AUDREY RIFE aka RUTH A. RIFE aka RUTH LARGE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUTH AUDREY RIFE aka RUTH A. RIFE aka RUTH LARGE, deceased, whose date of death was February 9, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 18, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ DONALD PAUL LARGE 32801 HWY 44 NORTH, #40 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 /s/ Clifford M. Ables III FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379 March 18, 25, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-71 IN RE: ESTATE OF DANIEL GORDON BENNETT a.k.a. DANIEL G. BENNETT D eceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified than an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of DANIEL GORDON BENNETT a.k.a. DANIEL G. BENNETT, deceased, File Number PC 12-71: by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was December 20, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $14,083.22 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Stephenson Nelson Funeral Home 111 E. Circle St., Avon Park, FL 33825 James A. Bennett, Trustee of the Daniel G. Bennett Trust 3417 SE 49th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34480 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET F ORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 11, 2012. Person Giving Notice: /s/ James Archie Bennett f/k/a Jeanne Denise Whitt 3417 SE 49th Avenue Ocala, Florida 34480 /s/ Virgina G. Bennett 2817 Palo Verde Drive Avon Park, Florida 33825 /s/ Vanda Ann Simpson 311 Johnson Road Sugarloaf, Florida 33042 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: email@example.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863 March 11, 18, 2012 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2010-CA-001285 BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC. Plaintiff v s CURTIS HIGGINS; BRENDA HIGGINS; RHS INDUSTRIES INC.; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS, and OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named defendant is deceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final Judgment entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 36, IN BLOCK 22, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 4124 Ramiro Street Sebring, FL 33872 Parcel I.D.: C043428-02002200360 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Street, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m. on March 27, 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 WITH THE CLERK OF COURT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 2nd day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 1050L egalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000014 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASS ETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-13 Plaintiff, vs. DERRICK J. ROBINSON, A/K/A DERRICK JERONE R OBINSON; et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS TO: DERRICK J. ROBINSON AND TERESA M. R OBINSON including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lien holders, a nd trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents, or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: Lot 13 and 14, Block 3, Highlands Park Estates, Section D, a Subdivision according to the Plat or Map thereof described in Plat Book 4, at Page(s County, Florida. M ore commonly known as 111 Eversole Avenue, Lake Placid, FL 33852 This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, whose address is 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550, Cypress Creek, FL 33309, on or before 30 days after date of first publication, which is April 10, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Witness my hand and seal of this Court on the 28th day of February, 2011. Robert W. Germaine, Clerk Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 1050LegalsIN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000919 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND, Plaintiff, vs. ALONZO B. JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALONZO B. JOHNSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, 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 TENANT #2; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOTS 4424 AND 4425, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT 14, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1902 N. Carmel Rd. Avon Park, FL 33825 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on March 28, 2012. DATED THIS 2ND 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 2nd day of March, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 1050Legals F ree ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under t he Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. 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C M Y K Page 4CNews-SunSunday, March 18, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001126 Divison WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE D. SIBREL, PATRICIA M. SIBREL A/K/A PATRICIA MAE SIBREL 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 February 8, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 1, BLOCK 1, NORMANDY SHORES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 97, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 196 LAKE DRIVE BLVD, SEBRING, FL 33875; 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 16, 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 8th day of February, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000154 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. BARRY JACKSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BARRY JACKSON; WALLACE J. JACKSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WALLACE J. JACKSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S 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 #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: ALL OF LOT 18 AND THE NORTH 30 FEET OF LOT 17, BLOCK 182, WOODLAWN TERRACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1229 Glenwood Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on March 28, 2012. DATED THIS 2nd 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 2nd day of March, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-469 GCS SULLIVAN D. CURRAN, Plaintiff -vsNORTH RIDGEWOOD, INC., a Florida corporation, MARIA E. DUGARTE, INDIVIDUALLY, EUGENE O'ST EEN, INDIVIDUALLY, REPUBLIC NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY LLC, a Florida limited liability company, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION, DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO, and DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 7, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. on April 3, 2012, in the Jury Assembly Room located in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 the following described property: Highlands County alcoholic beverage license #: 3 8-01283 5 COP Dated this 8th day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk March 18, 25, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-94 IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES M. HUMPHRIES AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES M. HUMPHRIES, deceased, whose date of death was December 19th, 2011, and whose social security number is 265-16-9540, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. 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. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 18, 2012. Personal Representative: Patricia Grant 60 Steeplechase Dr. Newman, GA 30263 Attorney for Personal Representative: ANDREW B. JACKSON ATTORNEY AT LAW Attorneys for Personal Representative 1 50 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE P.O. BOX 2025 SEBRING, FL 33871-2025 Telephone: (863 Florida Bar No. 0038826 March 18, 25, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09-001689-GCS HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as successor by trustee to Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Indenture Trustee under that certain Indenture dated as of February 1, 2005, as the same may be amended from time to time, for the benefit of the SBA and the holders of the Business Loan Express SBA Loan-Backed Notes, Series 2005-1, as their interests may appear subject to the Multi-Party Agreement dated February 1, 2005, Plaintiff, v. RAINBOW VILLAGE OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, INC., JEFFREY D. TORBERT, LINDA L. TOBERT, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 29, 2012 entered in Case No. 09-001689-GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as successor trustee to Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Indenture Trustee under that certain Indenture dated as of February 1, 2005, as the same may be amended from time to time, for the benefit of the SBA and the holders of the Business Loan Express SBA Loan-Backed Notes, Series 2005-1, as their interests may appear subject to the Multi-Party Agreement dated February 1, 2005, is the Plaintiff, and RAINBOW VILLAGE OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, INC., JEFFREY D. TORBERT, and LINDA L. TORBERT, are the Defendants, the ClerK of the Court shall sell the subject property at a public sale on March 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to the highest bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes, the following-described property set forth in said Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 6 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 7, BLOCK 6, LAKEVIEW HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 70A OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; and LOT 25, LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY, AND LOT 26, BLOCK 124, LA PALOMA SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 44 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Dated this 2nd day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak as Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10000913GCS BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff(s vs. JUSTIN T. GLENN, et al., Defendant(s DIVISION NO. Section. 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. 10000913GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH J udicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY is the Plaintiff and JUSTIN T. GLENN and BETH A. GLENN 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 day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: A PORTION OF LOT 3, BLOCK 6, LYING IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 3, BLOCK 6; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 06'25'' EAST AND ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT A DISTANCE OF 264.94 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 45'40'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 122.13 TO A POINT ON THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST; THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION AND ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE LEFT (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 60.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 60 DEGREES 41'02'' AND A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 25 DEGREES 43'15'' WEST) A ARC DISTANCE OF 63.55 FEET; THENCE NORTH 16 DEGREES 47'45'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 222.38 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 45'4.0'' EAST AND ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF 76.30 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AN INGRESS AND EGRESS EASEMENT MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF LOT 3, BLOCK 6, LYING IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A POINT WHERE THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF ALBRITTON ROAD INTERSECTS THE WEST LINE OF LOT 3, BLOCK 6; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 01'17'' WEST AND ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF 353.46 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 45'40'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 415.81 FEET TO A POINT ON THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH; THENCE CONTINUE IN A EASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 25.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 49 DEGREES 40'47'') A ARC DISTANCE OF 21.68 FEET TO THE POINT OF REVERSE CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST; THENCE IN A EASTERLY, NORTHERLY THEN WESTERLY DIRECTION AND ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE OT THE LEFT (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 60.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 279 DEGREES 21'34'') A ARC DISTANCE OF 292.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF REVERSE CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH; THENCE CONTINUE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION AND ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT; (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 25.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 49 DEGREES 40'47'') A ARC DISTANCE OF 21.68 FEET TO THE PINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 45'40'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 415.74 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 10'17'' EAST AND ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. a nd commonly known as: 990 N DEER LAKE 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 N O 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 DATE 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 18, 25, 2012 tance of 745.69 feet to a point; thence S 44'00" W for a distance of 316.93 feet to a point on the West line of the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23; thence S 1'43" E along said West line for a distance of 1816.05 feet to the SW corner of the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23; thence N 89'30" E along the South line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23 for a distance of 688.92 feet to a point; thence N 0'55" W for a distance of 2584.29 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. 1050L egalsLots 125 and 126, of LAKE GROVES, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Pages 11 and 12, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Lots 124 and 140 and portion of 123; also that are lying between the West shoreline of Lake Sirena and said Lot 140 and portion of Lot 123 hereinafter described, all as shown on the plat of LAKE GROVES as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 11, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Begin at the Southwest corner of aforesaid Lot 124 in the center of a 40 foot street as shown on said plat of Lake Groves, run thence N 0'30" W along the center of said street a distance of 670.00 feet to the center line of another 40 foot street; run thence N 81'32" E a distance of 937.23 feet to the West shoreline of Lake Sirena; run thence South and East along said shoreline for a distance of 500 feet more or less to a point and intersecting the Northerly prolongation of the East line of aforesaid Lot 140, run thence S 0'30" E along said East line for a distance of 486.68 feet to the Southeast corner of said Lot 140, run thence S 89'02" W along the South line of said Lots 1 40 and 124 for a distance of 1320.00 feet to the Point or Place of Beginning. Lots 139, 141, 142, 146 and 147, LAKE GROVES, according to the plat thereof recorded in plat Book 1, Page 11, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel 3 Legal "A" A portion of Section 14, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the SW corner of the SE 1/4 (SE corner of the SW 1/4 Section 14; thence N 0'22" E along the West line of the SE 1/4 of said Section 14 for a distance of 954.08 feet to a point on the Northerly line of Cloverleaf Road; thence S 59'27" East along said Northerly line for a distance of 596.17 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue along the Northerly line of Cloverleaf Road for a distance of 11.00 feet to the Point of Curvature of a circular curve to the left having a redius of 507.00 feet, a central angle of 39'30" and a chord b earing of S79'42" E; thence in an Easterly direction along said curvature for an arc distance of 347.83 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence in an Easterly direction along said curvature for an arc distance of 347.83 feet to the Point of Tan-g ency; thence N 80'03" East still along said Northerly line for a distance of 134.92 feet to the Point of Curvature of a circular curve to the left having a radius of 881.00 feet, a central angel of 23'18" and a chord bearing of N 69'24" E; thence along said curvature, which is the Northerly line of Cloverleaf Road, for an arc distance of 364.24 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence N 57'45" E still along said Northerly line for a distance of 488.90 feet to a point on the Westerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; thence N 7'20" W, along said Westerly right-of-way line for a distance of 229.51 feet to a point; thence S 89'00" W parallel with the South line of said Section 14 for a distance of 38.00 feet to a point; thence meander in a Westerly direction along the centerline of an existing canal for a distance of 1105 feet, more or less to a point; thence S 38'38" W for a distance of 246 feet, more or less to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Legal "B" A portion of Section 23, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the N 1/4 corner (NE corner of the NW 1/4 thence N 89'00" East along the North line of said Section 23 for a distance of 39.47 feet to the P OINT OF BEGINNING; thence S 0'33" E for a distance of 2655.58 feet to a point on the South line of the N 1/2 of said Section 23; thence N 89'30" East, along the South line of the N 1/2of said Section 23, for a distance of 1363.91 feet to the SE corner of the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of said Section 23;thence N 1'32" W, along the East line of the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 for a distance of 1663.09 feet to the SW corner of the N 3/4 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of said Section 23; thence N 89'17" East, along the South line of the North 3/4 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 for a distance of 655.08 feet to a point on the West right-of-way line of US Highway No. 27; thence N 7'20" W along the West right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 27 for a distance of 1006.38 feet to a point on the North line of said Section 23; thence S 89'00" W along the North line of said Section 23 for a distance of 1844.06 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Legal "C" A portion of Section 14, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: BEGIN at the SW corner of the S E 1/4 (SE corner of the SW 1/4 14; thence N 89;00" E, along the South line of said Section 14, for a distance of 1883.81 feet to the Westerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; thence N 7'20" W along said Westerly right-of-way line for a distance of 943.98 feet t a point on the South line of Cloverleaf Road; thence S 57'45" W along the South line of Cloverleaf Road for a distance of 465.35 feet to the Point of Curvature of a circular curve to the right having a radius of 931.00 feet, a central angle of 23'18" and a chord bearing of S 69'24" W, thence in a Westerly direction along said curvature for an arc distance of 384.91 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence S 80'03" W for a d istance of 134.92 feet to the Point of Curvature of a circular curve to the right having a radius of 557.00 feet, a central angle of 39'30" and a chord bearing of N 79'42" W; thence along said curvature for an arc distance of 382.14 feet to a point; thence N 24'27" West (not tangent to the last described curve) for a distance of 20.55 feet to a point; thence S 38'38" W for a distance of 394.03 feet to a point; thence N 53'30" W for a distance of 310.80 feet to a point on the West line of SE 1/4 of said Section 14; thence S 0'22" W along the West line of the SE 1/4 for a distance of 503.66 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Parcel 4 Parcel A: A portion of the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: BEGIN at the NE corner of the NW 1/4 of Section 23; thence S 89'00" W along the North line of said Section 23 for a distance of 493.00 feet to a point; thence S 43'00" W for a distance of 95.63 feet to a point; thence S 0'55" E for a distance of 2584.29 feet to a point on the South line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23; thence N 89'30" E along the South line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23 for a distance of 629.34 feet to the SE corner of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23; thence N 1'26" W along the East line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23 for a distance of 2656.73 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS AND EXCEPT A portion of Section 23, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the NE corner of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23 (SE corner of the SW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 36 S, Range 29 E); thence S 1'26"); thence S 1'26" E along the East line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23 for a distance of 1328.40 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue S 1'26" E along said East line for a distance of 1328.33 feet to the SE coner of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23; thence S 89'30" W along the South line of the NW 1/4 of said Section 23 for a distance of 39.75 feet to a point; thence N 0'33" W for a distance of 1327.69 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Parcel B: A portion of the E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: BEGIN at the NE corner of the NW 1/4 of Section 23; thence S 89'00" W along the North line of said Section 23 for a distance of 493.40 feet to a point; thence S 43'00" W for a distance of 95.63 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue S 43'00" W for a dis1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: GC-11-00679 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GRADY SMOAK GROVES, INC., a Florida corporation, and MAPEHO, INC., a F lorida corporation, GEORGE P. MASON, JR., individually, MARILYN SMOAK MASON, individually, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on February 27, 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 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: See attached Exhibit "A." DATED this 28 day of February, 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. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Exhibit "A" Parcel 1 That part of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 16, Township 38 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, lying East of U.S. Highway No. 27 (State Road No. 25 acres thereof being more particularly described as f ollows: Begin at a point the East right-of-way of said U.S. Highway No. 27 (State Road No. 25 where it is intersected by the by the North line of said Section 16; run thence N 89'15" E along the North line of said Section 16 for a distance of 1,222.43 feet to the N 1/4 corner; run thence S 0'23" West along the East line of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of said Section 16 for a distance of 437.01 feet to a point; run thence S 89'26" W for a distance of 1,220.56 feet to the East right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; run thence N 0'15" W along the East right-of-way line of said U.S. Highway No. 27 for a distance of 437.65 feet to the Point of Beginning, LESS AND EXCEPT the N 25 feet thereof, and LESS additional right-of-way conveyed to the State of Florida, by deed recorded in O.R. Book 322, Page 515, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. AND That part of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4, Section 16, Township 38 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, lying East of U.S. Highway No. 27 (State Road No. 25 larly described as follows: Commence at a point on the East right-of-way line of said U.S. Highway No. 27 (State Road No. 25 by the North line of said Section 16; run thence S 0'15" E, along the East right-of-way line of said U.S. Highway No. 27 for a distance of 437.65 feet to the Point of Beginning; continue thence S 0'15" E along the East right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 27 for a distance of 357.10 feet to a point; run thence N 89'22" E for a distance of 1219.05 feet to a point; run thence N 0'23" E along the East line of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of said Section 16 for a distance of 357.10 feet to a point; run thence S 89'36" W for a distance of 1220.56 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 2 The S 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 and a 100 foot strip along the East boundary of the Fractional NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 except the strip of land 33 feet wide on the East side of the S 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 22, Township 36 S, Range 29 E, in Highlands County, Florida. Parcel 2A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: GC-11-00678 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LAKE PLACID CHURCH OF CHRIST, INC.,a Florida non-profit corporation, and GEORGE P. MASON, JR., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on February 27, 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 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: See attached Exhibit "A." DATED this 28 day of February, 2012. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk March 9, 16, 2012 Exhibit "A" A portion of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 30, Township 36 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County, Florida, lying North of U.S. Highway 27 and East of Cemetery Road, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 30; thence South 89'45" East, along the North line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 30.02 feet; thence South 01'02" East, along the East right of way of Cemetery Road, 60.04 feet; thence South 89'45" East, parallel to the said North line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 744.64 feet; thence South 01'02" East, 1.00 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continuing South 01'02" East, 830.87 feet to a point on the North right of way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; thence South 53'12" East, along said right of way 66.72 feet; thence South 43'23" East, along said right of way, 309.67 feet to a point on a curve concave to the Southwest, said curve having for its elements a radius of 4668.66 feet, an i ncluded angle of 03'00" and a chord which bears South 51'43" East; thence run Southeasterly, along the arc of said curve and along the said North right of way, an arc distance of 297.41 feet to a point on the South line of the Southwest 1 /4 of the Northwest 1/4; thence North 89'56" East, along said South line, 77.82 feet to the Southeast corner of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4; thence North 00'42" West, along the East line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4, 1272.42 feet; thence North 89'45" West, 585.46 feet to the Point of Beginning. Together with non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress and utility purposes lying 60.04 feet South of the North line of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 at the western terminus of said easement; contiguous with the right of way for Cemetery Road, and 61.0 feet south of the north line of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 at the eastern terminus of said easement, said easement extending 1,330.96 feet more or less east of the road right of way for Cemetery Road, and subject to non-exclusive easement granted to Bob Paul, Inc. recorded in O.R. Book 1614, Pages 1674 through 1680, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 1069 US Highway 27 North, Lake Placid, FL 33852. The Real Property tax identification number is C-30-36-30-A00-0340-0000. 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001200 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Plainitff, vs. JAMES PAUL BAKER, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; TAMARIND S. BAKER, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; UNKNOWN TENANT(S POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; BARRON VAN HOUTEN D/B/A VAN HOUTENS KENNELS; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s JAMES PAUL BAKER Last Known Address 1333 Cowhouse Rd Lorida, FL 33857 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: A SQUARE 5 ACRE TRACT LYING IN THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: STARTING AT AN IRON PIPE THE 1/4 SECTION CORNER OF THE EAST LIE OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, THENCE N 0 DEGREES 45' E A DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 45' E A DISTANCE OF 466.74 FEET TO A A POINT, THENCE WEST 466.74 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE S 0 DEGREES 45' W A DISTANCE OF 466.74 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE EAST 466.74 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a 1333 COWHOUSE RD, LORIDA, FL 33857 CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001200 Our File Number: 10-07276 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before April 9, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30 Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (8632 ing days of your receipt of this Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 27th day of February, 2012. BOB GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court B y: /s/ Lisa Tantillo As Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 11000531GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,A S TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-11 Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL C. FRISELL; JAMIE M. FRISELL; UNKNOWN PERSON(S JECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 8, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11000531GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-11 is Plaintiff and MICHAEL C. FRISELL; JAMIE M. FRISELL; UNKNOWN PERSON(S PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell 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, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 5th day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 735, SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA.A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Clerk March 18, 25, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000036 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGEL OAN TRUST 2006-FF11, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF11, Plaintiff, vs. MARIA T. SUAREZ, et al., Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Maria T. Suarez and Unknown Spouse of Maria T. Suarez last known residence: 308 Jay Avenue, Sebring, FL 33872 and all persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendants. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 363, OF SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Aldridge Connors, LLP, plaintiff's attorney, at 7000 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 307, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, within 30 days of the first date of publication of this notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before April 10, 2012 on plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on February 28, 2012 Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk M arch 11, 18, 2012 IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000490 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ND, Plaintiff, vs. BARBARA MEINERS JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BARBARA MEINERS JOHNSON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S 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 ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 132, GOLF HAMMOCK, UNIT III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2797 Duffer Rd. Sebring, FL 33872 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on March 28, 2012. DATED THIS 2ND 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 2nd day of March, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012Having 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! 314-9876 WANT NEW FURNITURE Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds 314-9876 Then shop till you drop!
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday,March 18, 2012Page 5C DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-145 GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RONNIE T. CARTER, SR. SANDRA CARTER, IBERIA BANK,DISCOVER BANK, RICHARD R. HOWARD, SR., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on February 27, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 26, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: Lot 27, HAWK'S LANDING SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Bok 16, Page 58, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. A ddress: 3040 Hawks Landing Circle, Sebring, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2012 1050L egalsJOB DESCRIPTION: TITLE: Human Resources Generalist REPORTS TO: VP Human Resources LOCATION: Lake Placid, Florida & Hendersonville, NC. POSITION PURPOSE: The HR Generalist is responsible for supporting the east coast district through strategic partnership to ensure we are meeting our growth plans. Support operations to ensure safety & compliance, labor recruitment and retention strategies, compensation and benefits administration. Support performance and development efforts and local HRIS efforts for employee data management. JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the VP of Human Resources, the Human Resources Generalist will support the newly developed operations in Lake Placid, Florida and Hendersonville, North Carolina through strategic partnership, and creativity in delivering corporate strategies at the local level. The successful candidate will b e a seasoned professional who enjoys being a strategic business partner and possesses high energy, excellent verbal and written communication skills. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *Willing to travel intermittently between North Carolina and Florida as needed *HR support to production management, including labor recruitment *Lead HR initiatives and ensure alignment to company and district production goals *Ensure culture is commensurate to our values and guiding principles *Coordinates training programs *Coordinate and maintain employee information in HRIS *Provide advice and counsel to production management *Support employee performance and development plans for the district *Support labor initiatives that attract and retain labor *Ensure safety and compliance *Support health and wellness programs at a local level *This is a "hands on" role Other projects/duties as assigned KNOWLEDGE OF SKILLS: *Ability to partner and influence local leadership *Ability to engage others and leverage their skills to get tasks done *Skills in HRIS data management *Excellent organizational skills and follow up skills *Computer literate:Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc *Knowledge of Federal/State labor laws, regulations, etc. *Excellent verbal and written communication skills *Excellent bilingual skills English and Spanish REQUIRED *Experience with H2A Temporary Agriculture Program preferred EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE: *Bachelor's degree in related field *Proven successful leadership experience *5 plus years of experience in human resources CHARACTERISTICS: *Honest, fair respectful of others *Excellent communication skills *Team player *Positive attitude *Ambitious, dedicated, self motivated *Passionate *Organized *Broad-thinking *Innovative *Analytical *Solution and results oriented APPLICATION INSTRUCTION: Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 2100H elp WantedCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, p lease call us:3 14-9876 News-Sun C lassified
C M Y K Page 6CNews-SunSunday, March 18, 2012www.newssun.comAXXIS ADVERTISING 2X4 AD # 00018121 HIGHLANDS CO. SHERIFFS DEPT. 2X4 AD # 00017877 AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00018034CHEVROLET CAMEROI ROC Z 1987. 82,750 mi. T-Tops. Great shape & paint job. $6800 obo. Call 231-420-3033 or 863-699-0134. 9420Antiques ClassicsFOR SALE1998 Ford E-150 Conversion Van 135K Miles Cold A/C TV/VCR/Electric Bed Great Shape Must See. Call 863-273-8044 $4500 OBO 9250Vans 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 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that a ll 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 & SuppliesWANTED TOBUY Trailer for 18' Pont oon Boat. Call 863-465-2364 or 863-699-0307. 7340Wanted to Buy SPRING LAKEFri. Sat. March 23rd 24th. 9 5pm. 8516 Hampshire Dr. Village Four. Household Sale! SEBRING YARDSale Lots of Variety Items including Collectibles. 8 a.m. 2 p.m. 3/23 1608 Crescent Dr. off SE Lakeview LAKE PLACIDFri. Sun. 8 ?. 251 Hillside Dr. off of Lake Francis Rd. Household, small appliances, S-10 Truck Topper, small chest freezer & more! COMMUNITY GARAGESALE AVON PARK REFLECTIONS ON SILVER LAKE 1850 US 27, South S at, March 24th, 8am 1pm 100's of Residents Selling 1000's of Items! AVON PARKLots of Misc. Items Selling for 15 at $3.00. Also 1 Golf Cart Trailer & Sm. Trailer & Much More at Reflections by the Laundry Room. 3/24 7320Garage &Y ard Sales TABLES -Coffee & End (set condition. $65. 863-471-3456 SWIVEL ROCKERCHAIR Needs heavy cleaning. Good construction. Serviceable. Free. Call 863-452-0269 PING PONGTABLE & Accessories. $50. Call 863-257-1174 KING BED& Box Spring. $50 Call 863-873-6154 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 W oman's, complete sets, Like New! 863-257-1174 7300Miscellaneous 7180FurnitureFULLY FURNISHEDHOME ALL Contents For Sale! Golf Hammock (Sebring Call for appointment: 863-385-5905 7030Estate Sales 7000 MerchandiseROOMMATE 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 3BR. (POSSIBLE 4 BR BA. Large fenced yard with Citrus Trees. Nice Area. Indian Street off Lakeview Dr. $700/mo. + 1st. & Sec. 863-446-1861 SEBRING 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Rentals Available. $350-$600/mo. Call 863-655-3504 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 AVON 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. 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R ELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 1BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING 2/1,New kitchen Cabinets, Tile Floor, Inside Laundry Room, Eat In Kitchen. $550/mo + $300 security. 4911 Manatee Dr. 863-446-7274 6050D uplexes for RentSEBRING 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 RentalsVENUS -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 RentAVON PARKPark Model w/Enclosed Florida Room & Shed. Lakefront, Fully Furnished, Metal Roof. Lot 130 Adelaide Shores RV Resort. Asking $10,000. Call 705-435-9460 5100Mobile HomeLots for Sale PALM HARBORHOMES Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go Save Up To 35K! 800-622-2832 ext 210 CRYSTAL LAKECLUB, 1987 14x54 single wide. Fully furnished, $6500. See it at: http://tinyurl.com/7a5vq2y or call 863-382-6167. 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSTATE GRAZINGLEASE BID #BPLA2011-001 Section 28, Township 35 South, Range 31 East Highlands County 1,395 +/acres For a complete bid package call Ann Henson (850 http://www.dep.state.fl.us/lands/ buy_bid.htm---Bid Deadline is April 13, 2012 1:00p.m. EST ---March 21, 30; April 6, 2012 4260Acreage for SaleSEBRING OWNERMUST SELL! Builder/Investment Lots in Spring Lake, a Golf Community. Owner will finance, no credit check. Only $5K with $500 down. 772-343-9602 4220Lots for 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 R eal EstateC AR 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 r esume/salary to: email@example.com or Fax: 863-655-1215 SEBRING FULLTime, Experienced Maintenance Person with References, needed for Condo Complex. Drug Free Workplace. 863-385-1263 ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK is seeking a Dietitian with experience in Long Term Care. This is a contract where the successful candidate will work 40 hours per month evaluating the nutritional needs of residents in compliance with industry accepted standards. Position is available immediately. At least 2 years of Register Dietitian exper ience is required. Please contact in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Strafford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825. (863 RN -or LPN FT / PT Experience required, Bi-lingual preferred. Fax resume to 863-382-3324 or Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org OUTSIDE SALESEXP'D $80-$150 Up per day. Paid weekly. Could receive overrides from other workers. Call Ed: 352-217-9937 MEDICAL RECEPTIONISTfor busy Pediatric office in Lake Wales. 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C M Y K By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent LAKE WALES For some high schoolers, Spring Break means sunny beaches and time off from school. For athletes, however, it can be a slightly different story involving early morning practices and a game or two to stay in shape. This was true for the Sebring varsity softball team, who traded in flip flops for their cleats as they headed to Lake Wales on Friday for a tournament. The first team the girls took on was definitely full of fresh faces. Out-of-Door Academy is fairly new to the spring season, and the Streaks overtook the Thunder in a 16-0 victory. Everyone hit well, and I dont think we had any errors, said head coach Joe Sinness. Some of my bench players came in for me in the last three innings and showed me they can produce results when I need them. While the victory was definitely a sweet one, the Streaks knew they had to keep focus as the next team on their bracket was the much more familiar Lake Wales Highlanders. Known for their skill level, Lake Wales has been quite the threat to Sebring in competing for previous district titles. Leading the way in the bottom of the first was Jayme Faircloth, who crossed the plate first for Sebring after Dino Lowers RBI double. AHoffner pair of RBIs from cousins Carly and Alison brought in Lower and Tayla DaSilva to grant the Streaks a 3-1 advantage as the top of the third rolled around. However, Lake Wales would creep back into it as they added one run in the third and then two in the fourth to tie and then take the lead 4-3. Despite strong efforts from the Sebring offense, they could not break past Lake Walessturdy defense. One RBI and a sac fly later the Lady Highlanders were now at a 6-3 lead after the top of the fifth. Sebring was not ready to throw in the towel just yet, and as one Lake Wales runner tested the limits of the Sebring defense she saw herself tagged out by the diving reach of DaSilva after a successful rundown. However, this would allow one more Lake Wales runner across the pentagon to see a 7-3 lead before finalizing the win after the bottom of the seventh with a final score of 9-3. ere definitely improving, said Sinness. We dont give up, but we dont fight hard enough to get back into the game. We just have to find a way to fight back. Sinness also complimented his defense, as well as the combined pitching efforts of Hannah Lollis and Carly Hoffner who pitched the entire first and second game, respectfully. On the other side of the field, Faircloth and Carly Hoffner lead the Streak offense with a total of five hits apiece for the night. Hoffner also brought in three RBI while Amber Hicks and Emily Gilbert drove in two during the first game while Lollis held down the fort with seven strike outs and no walks. Sebring took on McKeel Academy and Cocoa Beach as play continued Saturday. alms.comSEBRING Dempsey Racing principals and codrivers Patrick Dempsey and Joe Foster confirmed today the teams entry into the American Le Mans Series (ALMS partial schedule of races this year, fulltime competition in future seasons, and a return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, possibly as soon as 2013. T he announcement was made in a press conference at the 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida where Dempsey and Foster w ere joined by Silicon Tech Racing (STR Richard and their teammates Duncan Ende and Dane Cameron. Richard, Ende and Cameron are co-driving in t his weekends Sebring event in the Silicon Tech/Dempsey Racing No. 025 Future Electronics/HP/STANDD/Po unce Consulting/Racers Roast Oreca FLM09 in the Prototype Challenge (PC division. The race marked the worldwide debut of Dempsey Racing in prototype sports c ar competition with the expansion to the P2 class scheduled to start within the next few ALMS events. ere excited to compete for the first time at Sebring, with our STR partners, as well as take the additional step of an eventual entry into the P2 field, Dempsey said. s no secret that I really enjoyed my experience at Le Mans in 2009, and would love to go back with our own effort.We have a history of taking things one step at a time, and this is just the next SPORTS D SE CTION Inside This Section Upsets in NCAA . . .3D S ebring 70s softball . . .4D Night at the Races . . .6D News-Sun Sunday, March 18, 2012 And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne Afunny thing happened just a little bit ago. Just before 10 p.m. Friday night, I was at the same time overjoyed and yet cringing. See, its March Madness time, and of course I joined in the festivities by filling out three brackets and sending them into the ESPN annual contest. Which thus made me a player, invested me, gave me reason to get into the outcomes of the games all the more. Sure, no money is on the l ine, but that pride factor of filling out a bracket better than most is something I, we, and millions of others a pparently hold close. So, being into it and hopi ng my picks panned out, I m ight have been gutwrenched to see Norfolk State getting the better of Missouri. For I knew in at least two of my three brackets, I had Mizzou getting at least a few rounds in. Brackets busted See NCAA, Page 3D P hoto courtesy of alms.com Dempsey Racing principals and co-drivers Patrick Dempsey and Joe Foster discussed the teams future plans Friday, before taking to the track in Saturdays 6 0th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Dempsey Racing Confirms ALMS P2 Program, Le Mans Return Were excited to compete for the first time at Sebring. PATRICKDEMPSEY Dempsey Racing principal See DEMPSEY, Page 5D News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Hannah Lollis pitched the Lady Streaks to a complete-game win over Out of Door Academy Friday at the Lake Wales Spring Break Tournament. Lady Streaks stay busy on Break And Theyre Off ... Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring 60s Softball League crowned itschampion Wednesday, March 14, as the White Sox outlasted the Red Sox by a 19-15 score to take the title. Four Pale Hose players collected four hits apiece, Curt Brown, Bill Scrase, Gary Steeves and John Kloet, while Bob Roth, Don Cunningham and Craig Sutcliff each swatted out three safties. J.C. Brown got the win on the mound for the champs. The Red Sox were paced by the three hits each from Todd Martin, Jim Radcliff, Jesse Hathaway, Harry Bell and Mel Gross, though it wasnt enough as losing pitcher Dick Ostreck just couldnt hold back the charging offense of the White Sox. The championship matchup was set up in Monday, March 12, action, with the Red Sox topping the Cubs, 21-11, and the White Sox getting past the Angels by a 13-11 score. In the first contest, Todd Martin and Jim Radcliff had four hits each, with Radcliff also belting a home run. Hathaway, Gross and winning pitcher Ostreck had three hits apiece. The Cubs got four hits from Larry Ambuhl and Kyle Saunders, with Robert Fawnstock taking one over the fence among his three hits. Also adding three hits were Bobby Richards and Don Dobbert. On the other field, the White Sox got the win behind the pitching of J.C. Brown, along with his three hits. Cunningham, Kloet, George Lavoie and Bob Roth also had three hits each in the winning effort. White Sox take 60s N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The LMPs were the first to reach turn one as the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida got started Saturday morning. The first leg of the American LeMans Series kicked off under mostly sunny skies before an estimated 175,000 fans at the legendary Sebring International Raceway. Racing continued throught the day before its scheduled 10:30 p.m. finish. Go to www.newssun.com for the full race wrap-up.
C M Y K Golf Hammock Can-Am TournamentSEBRING Golf Hammock Golf and C ountry Club will be holding its Second Annual CAN-AM Tournament on Saturday, M arch 24. It will be a two-person, flighted scramb le, pairing two Americans with two Canadians T ee 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 382-2151 and have one faxed to you.Nu-Hope TourneySEBRING The Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE Elder Care Services Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 14, at Highlands Ridge Golf Club North Course in Avon Park. This event, sponsored by MIDFLORID ACredit Union, is a two-person scramble with handicapped flights. R egistration will begin at 7:30 a.m., w ith 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 hole-in-one contest sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. Registration is $60 per $120 per 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 County. 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. Members of the community can help to support this important event by entering a team, becoming a sponsor, or donating gift certificate(s in our fundraising raffle. For more information, please visit www.nuhopeeldercare.org or contact Laurie Murphy, NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc., 382-2134, or fax at 3824546, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.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 HCTA, along with USTAFlorida, i s committed to promoting and develo ping 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 tennisi nstruction and drills. HCTAvolunteers will be assisting Horace Watkins, USPTACertified Tennis Pro, introducing basic, fun, tennis activit ies to youth from elementary to middle school ages. T here is no charge and a hot dog and d rink 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.Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, March 31, at the Country Club of Sebring. The four-man scramble with handicap flights has a $65 entry fee per person. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch, along with great prizes for Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions call Alvin Walters at 3815706 or Jerome Matthews at 273-2533. Submit entries by Monday, March 26. All proceeds benefit college-bound senior graduates, Class of 2012.6th Annual Sottile TourneyLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Associations Annual Nick Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament is Saturday, April 14, at the Placid Lakes Country Club. The event is a four-person scramble with cash prizes for the winning teams in each flight, hole-in-one prizes at three holes as well as other prizes. Golfers tee off at 8 a.m. and the cost is $100 per person or $400 for a team. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, beverages and a spectacular feast including jumbo shrimp, pulled pork, BBQ chicken and all the accoutrements. 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 organizations 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 Philadelphia2519.568 Boston2320.535112New York2024.4555 Toronto1529.34110 New Jersey1530.3331012Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3211.744 Orlando2916.6444 Atlanta2519.568712Washington1033.23322 Charlotte636.1432512Central Division WLPctGB Chicago3610.783 Indiana2517.5959 Milwaukee2024.45515 Cleveland1625.3901712Detroit1628.36419WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio2913.690 Memphis2418.5715 Dallas2520.556512Houston2420.5456 New Orleans1034.22720 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3311.750 Denver2420.5459 Minnesota2223.4891112Utah2122.4881112Portland2123.47712 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers2816.636 L.A. Clippers2418.5713 Phoenix2222.5006 Golden State1823.439812Sacramento1529.34113 ___ Fridays Games Orlando 86, New Jersey 70 Miami 84, Philadelphia 78 Atlanta 102, Washington 88 New York 115, Indiana 100 Portland 100, Chicago 89 Toronto 114, Memphis 110, OT San Antonio 114, Oklahoma City 105 Sacramento 120, Boston 95 Phoenix 109, Detroit 101 Milwaukee 120, Golden State 98 L.A. Lakers 97, Minnesota 92 Saturdays Games Houston at L.A. Clippers, late Toronto at Charlotte, late New York at Indiana, late Philadelphia at Chicago, late New Orleans at New Jersey, late Boston at Denver, late Golden State at Utah, late San Antonio at Dallas, late Sundays Games Atlanta at Cleveland, 3 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Minnesota at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Washington at Memphis, 6 p.m. Orlando at Miami, 7 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers4419795194155 Pittsburgh4321591224175 Philadelphia4122789226199 New Jersey4125587196182 N.Y. Islanders28321167166214 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Ottawa37251084220210 Boston4027383225176 Buffalo3329975178201 Toronto3132870205218 Montreal28321268189200 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida34231381177195 Washington3629678191200 Winnipeg3429876189199 Tampa Bay3231771198237 Carolina27291569185211WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis4519898186141 Detroit4424391219171 Nashville4121890201181 Chicago3925886217210 Columbus2241751161226 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4220892219177 Colorado3830581191194 Calgary34261280181197 Minnesota29311068150194 Edmonton2836763188210 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas3928583189192 Phoenix35261181188186 San Jose35251080191179 Los Angeles34251280163156 Anaheim30311171179200 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Fridays Games Ottawa 2, Montreal 1, OT Winnipeg 3, Washington 2 Chicago 4, Dallas 1 Edmonton 3, Calgary 1 Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 2 Saturdays Games Philadelphia at Boston, late Pittsburgh at New Jersey, late Carolina at Minnesota, late N.Y. Islanders at Montreal, late Toronto at Ottawa, late Colorado at N.Y. Rangers, late St. Louis at Tampa Bay, late Buffalo at Florida, late Columbus at Vancouver, late Nashville at Los Angeles, late Detroit at San Jose, late Sundays Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m. Columbus at Calgary, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Nashville at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Carolina at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Detroit101.909 Toronto122.857 Oakland113.786 Seattle115.688 Boston74.636 Kansas City86.571 Los Angeles86.571 Minnesota88.500 New York78.467 Baltimore56.455 Cleveland48.333 Tampa Bay39.250 Texas39.250 Chicago310.231NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct Los Angeles83.727 San Francisco104.714 Miami74.636 St. Louis65.545 Houston76.538 Colorado77.500 San Diego78.467 Pittsburgh67.462 Chicago68.429 Milwaukee68.429 Philadelphia68.429 Washington57.417 Cincinnati69.400 Arizona59.357 New York39.250 Atlanta311.214 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Fridays Games Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2 N.Y. Yankees 4, Washington 3, 10 ings St. Louis 5, Miami 0 Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 0 Baltimore 3, Minnesota (ss Detroit 9, N.Y. Mets 0 Kansas City 9, Milwaukee (ss San Diego 8, L.A. Angels (ss Seattle (ssss San Francisco 3, Chicago Cubs 2 L.A. Dodgers 5, Texas 2 L.A. Angels (ss Arizona 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Atlanta 9, Houston 5 Minnesota (ss Cincinnati 4, Colorado 3 Oakland 6, Seattle (ss Saturdays Games St. Louis vs. Detroit, late Boston (ssss Houston vs. N.Y. Yankees, late Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh, late Toronto (ssss Minnesota vs. Miami (ss Miami (ssashington, late Toronto (ss Atlanta (ss. Mets, late Baltimore (ssss Seattle vs. Chicago White Sox, late Milwaukee vs. L.A. Angels, late Chicago Cubs (ssss Cincinnati vs. Cleveland, late Arizona vs. Texas (ss Oakland (ssss Texas (ssss L.A. Dodgers (ss San Frncisco (ssss Kansas City vs. San Diego, late Sundays Games Baltimore (ss1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (ss Kissimmee, 1:05 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. THURSDAY: Baseball at Westwood,4 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Sebring,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Sebring,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 MONDAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Polk State,5 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball at State College of Florida,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball at Hillsborough,5 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 S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . 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C M Y K By BETH RUCKER A ssociated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. Ohio coach John Groce doest want anyone to confuse Marchs madness with magic. He knows the upsets happen for a reason. His 13th-seeded Bobcats limited Michigans talented perimeter game and came up with late stops to get a 65-60 win over the Wolverines on Friday night in the second round of the NCAAtournaments Midwest Regional. s not like I waved a magic wand for this game, Groce said. Were top 15 in 3-point defense all year for the most part. Its something we do well. They may have made a shot, but we knew what we were doing. Ohio (28-7 another team feeding the madness in Nashville. No. 12 seed South Florida survived 3-of-27 shooting in the first half to beat fifthseeded Temple 58-44 two days after getting a firstround win over California in Dayton, and a program in only its third NCAAtournament now has a chance to make an even bigger statement on Sunday. Obviously, were trying to create and build a history and build a tradition even more so, South Florida coach Stan Heath said. We dont have much, but we have a little bit. Our guys, we talked about leaving some footprints in the sand. I told this group, weve already done a little bit. But lets try to make it bigger. I think the guys know that theres more opportunity for us. There were no upsets in Nashvilles East Regional games on Friday, just close calls. Cincinnati, the No. 6 seed, jumped out to a comfortable lead that helped it withstand a late rally by Texas and win 65-59. The Longhorns (20-14 looked as if they had missed their wake-up call and opened the game 1 of 14 from the field while the Bearcats (25-10 to a 16-2 lead. After trailing 31-17 at halftime, the young Longhorns attacked, hitting five of their first seven from 3-point range and shooting 50 percent for the second half. With 3:44 to play, Texas Jonathan Holmes hit a layup to tie the game at 52. Cincinnati scored the next six points and went 5 of 6 at the free throw line in the final 36 seconds to close out the game. e probably are more comfortable playing if its a close game, Bearcats coach Mick Cronin said. Cincinnati will face thirdseeded Florida State after the Seminoles trailed for nearly 35 minutes before pulling outa 66-63 win over St. Bonaventure. It was a bit of a scare for Florida State (25-9 off its first ever Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title in a season in which the Seminoles beat both North Carolina and Duke twice. Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton cautioned against thinking his Seminoles took St. Bonaventure (20-12. Not with NBAprospect Andrew Nicholson on the roster. They were well prepared. Theyre loaded with talent. They executed very well, Hamilton said. Were very fortunate to come away with the victory. They won their league. Some teams from the Atlantic 10 have done really well in the NCAAtournament. So have teams from the Mid-American Conference, and Ohio is this seasons tournament champion. Ohio had the Wolverines on their heels throughout the game, but Michigans Trey Burke hit a 3 with 4:12 left to cut it to 63-60. The Wolverines took rushed shots the rest of the way, missing all five of them four from the freshman Burke. On Burkes third miss, fourth-seeded Michigan (2410) got the rebound but Evan Smotrycz lost control of the ball in front of the Wolverines bench, and Walter Offutt grabbed it. Offutt was fouled by Smotrycz and sank both of his free throws with 6.8 seconds left to preserve the win. Ohio shot 51.2 percent an d held Michigan to 40.7 percent shooting, including 7 for 23 from 3-point range, typically the Wolverinescomfort zone. Its not the first time Groce and the Bobcats have found themselves advancing in the tournament against expectations. A14th-seeded Ohio tea m bounced third-seeded Georgetown from the 2010 tournament with a 97-83 victory before losing to Tennessee two days later. Groce learned a few le ssons from that experience and hopes they will give Ohio another shot at pulling off the unexpected. e have to get our rest now, he said. We have to eat, hydrate, take care of our bodies and our minds. No magic needed. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 18, 2012Page 3D 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 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; march p/u ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 6 6 9 9 Yet, at the same time, just the invigoration of seeing a No. 15 seed toppling a No. 2 seed was riveting, exciting and I was all into it and rooting for the Spartans from the Virginia school. I took solace in thinking, as much as it sunk a certain segment of my picks, it surely wreaked havoc on tons of others as well. And then, within three h ours, there were the Mountain Hawks of Lehigh getting the better of the venerable Blue Devils of Duke another 15-2 seed toppling. Again, I was elated, anxious for the final buzzer to sound on yet another underdog doing the unthinkable. All the while knowing that I had Duke going substantially far in my picks. I believe to the championship in one, at least. At 5 p.m. Friday, I looked up my brackets and saw one that it was within the top 200,000 of the millions played in the 97th percentile. Once the Spartans and Mountain Hawks results were in, a part of me was fully expecting to see thatr anking plummet substantially. Even knowing that there were a gajillion others that h ad likely had their selection totals ruined, I still felt that i t would hurt me plenty in t he standings. And yet, looking at my three brackets, from the percentile and rank mode, I now have TWO that are in the 96.5 percentile, ranked 228,255. And you know, it just shows, for all the casual partakers of any number of the bracket challenges out there that favor team names for results, team colors, blindfolded dart throws or, like me, just a quick instinctual run through, that most stick with the flow, go chalk and got busted just like me. And I wouldnt have it any other way. F or it is the mass of us that expect one thing, only t o be uplifted, elated and brought along for the ride of an underdog tipping the odds. Acollection of castoffs that didnt get the big program offers, banding togeth er to better the elite. Theres something about t hat that resonates within all of us, and has me heartened t his evening. That was until just now, when I delved into my brackets for a closer look. In one, I have Duke as the national champ, in another, the Final Four, and in one, the Elite Eight. But then again, Im sure i s the same for millions of others who, despite seeing their brackets blown to smithereens, were still likely enjoying the outcomes this night. Dan Hoehne is the News-Sun Sports Editor. He can be reached at email@example.com. Continued from 1D NCAA underdogs are bracket breakers Ohio, USF contribute to NCAA madness By EDDIE PELLS Associated PressOh, those fabulous 15s. Did they leave your bracket in shambles? Join the club. And sit back and enjoy this one. Because 10 or 15 years from now, they still might be talking about Friday the 16th as the day the 15s rose up and produced one of the greatest episodes in NCAAtournament history. First, 15th-seeded Norfolk State knocked off Missouri. Later, another 15, Lehigh, beat Duke. A nd, just for good measure, No. 13 Ohio beat Michigan 65-60, making this the first time that three t eams seeded 13th or higher all won on the same day. e messed up some brackets! We messed up some brackets! Norfolk senior Kyle OQuinn exclaimed after he spear-h eaded Norfolks 86-84 upset over Missouri. And then, in a moment of exhilarated candor: We even messed up my bracket. He didnt know the half of it. Because while the Norfolk celebration was winding down, Lehigh enrollment 4,700 and based in Bethlehem, Pa. knocked off a team you might have heard of: Duke. Final score, 75-70. Before Friday, there had been a total of four 2-15 upsets since the bracket was expanded to 64 teams in 1985. After Friday, there are six. I told them they needed to suspend disbelief, L ehigh coach Brett Reed said. Because there are so many naysayers, so many prognosticators. N one of them could have guessed this. And, in fact, none of them did. According to ESPN, there w ere 4,728 perfect brackets out of 6.45 million early in the day before the upsets began. A fter: Not a single one. But this day was about m ore than the brackets and o ffice pools that drive so much of the madness each March. Theres another element to it: America loves an underdog. When Michigan plays Ohio State, millions of fans watch, thousands of alumni show their passion and bragging rights are on the line. But theres nothing too cute and cuddly about watching two behemoth powerhouses collide. Now, when Michigan plays plain olOhio? Thats a different deal. Thats a chance for everyone outside of Ann Arbor to pull for the little guy a chance for sports fans to watch five players who didnt wind up at theb ig school have their day on the floor with five who did and see how things really stack up. This game will take you to incredible highs, and it w ill also take you to incredible lows, Duke coach M ike Krzyzewski said. Thats the name of the game, and today is one of those incredible lows. Aday like this seems all the more fitting this year one thats been plagued by scandal, conference-shifting money grabs and a general sense that college sports dont have much to do with college anymore. Make no mistake the NCAAcertainly doesnt put on the best tournament around for free. Its a $10.8 billion enterprise, bankrolled by CBS and its partners an enterprise that feeds directly into many of the problems that wont go away. B ut those five guys on the floor for Norfolk State or Ohio or Lehigh well, on days like this, its hard t o imagine theyre part of those problems. C oming up, theyll try to become the Next Small T hing in college basketball. Theyll hope to follow the lead of underdogs from Final Fours past Butler or VCU or George Mason. How did those teams get there? Maybe Lehigh forward John Adams put it best. e thought we could match up very well against them, he said after the win over Duke. We all believed it, and we showed it on the floor. Everybody bought into that idea. And the rest is history, as they say Norfolk State, Lehigh lead memorable day of upsets MCTphoto L ehighs Gabe Knuston (42 p lay at the Greensboro Coliseum Friday, March 16, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. MCTphoto N orfolk State center Kyle OQuinn, left, reacts as Norfolk State upset Missouri, 86-84 Friday in NCAA Tournament play. We were very fortunate to come away with the victory. LEONARDHAMILTON Florida St. head coach
C M Y K Associated PressFORTMYERS Jon Lester worked on something he hopes he doesnt have to spend much time doing during the regular season: pitching out of jams. Joe Mauer made his first spring training start at first base for a Minnesota Twins split squad in a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Lester walked one and hit two batters while giving up two runs and five hits in four innings. He struck out two in his fourth spring training start. ouve got to grind it out when youre not feeling that great, whether its physically or mechanically, said Lester, who had been slated to pitch five innings but was pulled after four because he already had thrown 81 pitches, 47 strikes. s a good thing to work on, pitching out of jams. You might as well practice it here. Thats obviously ideal, Lester said. I dont want all of those baserunners. It was just one of those nights. I wanted to go that extra inning. Ill hopefully get there next time. Hopefully, itll be a little bit smoother than this one. The night went smoothly for Mauer, who played 18 games at first base last season while Justin Morneau dealt with post-concussion problems. This marks the first time the three-time American League batting champion has had to practice playing first base during the preseason. Morneau went 0 for 4 as the designated hitter. Mauer said working with Twins guest instructors Tom Kelly and Paul Molitor among others has helped him understand the nuances of playing the corner position. o be able to get some work has helped a lot, said Mauer, who was unsure how much he would have to leave his preferred position of catcher. I dont know. I just want to be more prepared for whatever they need me to do. If they need me over there a lot, Ill do it. Last year, the more I played over there, the more comfortable I felt. Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis went 1 for 2 with an RBI single. Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire left the team for the weekend in order to attend the funeral of his father-in-law. Bench coach Scott Ullger ran the teams split squad liked Mauers work at first base. He does good, Ullger said. Very good. Athletes are athletes. Im sure he could play shortstop if he wanted to. He has made some nice plays over there. Hes got the footwork down whereas last year, we just threw him out there. Obviously, hes our catcher, but we like to have that versatility, and we like to have his bat in the lineupother than a t DH, h e said. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, March 18, 2012w ww.newssun.com HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 5 5 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; p/u com; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 4 4 3 3 24/7; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 03/18/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 6 6 3 3 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Tuesday, March 13, at the Highlands County Sports Complex, several unusual games took place. Highlands Merchants and Allstate Insurance had a sudden scoring turnaround. Allstate was in the lead in the top of the eighth inning by one run. Then, the Merchants came up to bat and scored 16 runs to win the game 26-13. Merchants top hitters were Don Day, who had a good day with a home run in his fourh its. H e was playing shortstop and also made several great defensive plays. Jim Hensley had a homer in his three hits and Bob Fox had a triple, while Harry Bell went 6-for-6. Ross Anderson and Dick O streck each had five hits and Sid Collins and Bob Fahnestock each produced four hits. Allstates Dennis Birkholz had the lone home run for Allstate. Bill Todd went 5-for-5 and Gene Hanford ripped four hits. Jerry Kaufman and John Penna each had three hits. Tuesday, the battle for seco nd place in the standings between Silent Salesman and Royal Palms Bowling Center turned out to be a laugh. Palms scored five runs in t he bottom of the first inning to take the lead. From there it was all downh ill for the Salesman as they took an 18-8 scrubbing. A win would have moved the Salesman to a tie for seco nd place. Good pitching and good defense by Royal Palms made the difference as the Salesman only had 18 base runners and left 10 of them stranded. Bob Roth got his usual three hits, including a home run, and Galo Gonzalez had a double six others had two hits each. Palms Charlie Quinn clobbered 4-for-4, including a home run, while Dale Baughman ripped a home run and a double. Also displaying their home run ability were Don Cunningham and Cal Bready. Bob Iott had a 3-for-4 day. Millers Heating and Air Conditioning squeezed by Buttonwood Bay with a 10-8 win. Millers Bobby Fulcher slammed a home run. Victor Rodriquiz had 4-for4 including a triple. Doug Hammond managed a double and Harley Smith had 3-for-3. Buttonwood Bays Jim Munroe and John Degnen each belted out a double. Fred Richardson, Tom Moose Morrissette and Nelson Richardson had three hits apiece to help with their scoring eight runs. On Thursday, March 15, the Silent Salesman and Highlands Merchants tangled for third place in the league standings. The Merchants took a commanding lead 16-10 after six innings, but the Salesman did not give up. In the eighth inning, Bob Roth raced home from third with the tying run, while the Merchants defense took a nap. With the score 17-17, the winning run died on secondb ase and so did the Salesmans hopes, as the Merchants outscored them in the extra inning 5-0 to gain t he win, 22-17. The Salesman had enough hits to win as every player had a t least one hit and all but one scored at least one run. T he downside was 14 men left on base. L eading the Salesman at bat was Bob Roth, the teams .800 hitter, with 4-5. Galo Gonzalez connected for four hits including a triple. Having 3-for 5 with a double was Doran Quigg. Going 4-for-5 were Richard Godfrey and Jerry Murphy. Collecting three base hits was Ken Crandall. Highlands Merchants hushed the Salesman with players like Bob Fahnestock, 6-for-6 including two do ubles. Harry Bell went 5-5 with a double. Other double hitters were Rod Palmer, Marvin Knutilla, Ross Anderson and Don Day. A dding to the Salesmans defeat were Dick Ostreck, Bob Fox and Jack DeFinney all having three hits each. Millers Heating and A ir Conditoning overpoweredR oyal Palms Bowling Center with a 19-11 win. Millers Ron Lewis, Ji m Longman and Ray Concepcion were the high hitters each having a double. Victor Rodriquez went 5for-5 and Harley Smith was 4for-5. David Croster managed 3for-5 and others with two hits e ach were John Schmidt, Chuck OHara and Bobby Fulcher. Palms Charlie Quin n u ncorked a home run in is 3for-4 at bats. Dick Schiltz ripped a triple and double. Dale Baughman managed a double and Don Cunningham went 3-for-4. Allstate Insurance whipp ed Buttonwood Bay 13-3. All having 3-for-4 in the ir batting turns were Jerry K aufman, Dennis Birkholz and Gene Hanford for Allstate. Buttonwoods Ji m Delahunt had 4-for-4 and Fred Richardson was 3-for-4. Jack Grosso reached base three times, while Jim Munroe and Earl Richardsone ach went 2-for-4. This was the final week of softball for the Seventy and Over League. The League Standin gs wound up with Millers H eating and Air Conditionin g at 15-5, Royal Palms Bowling Center 12-8, a third place tie of Highlands Merchants and Allstate Insurance at 11-9, Silent Salesman 10-10 and Buttonwood Bay 1-19. It has been a good season weather wise and a lot of good-byes were said until next season. Sebring 70s wrap up season Associated PressTAMPA Derek Jeter sensed that Andy Pettitte wanted to pitch again. Three months shy of his 4 0th birthday, Pettitte ended his brief retirement Friday. The left-hander signed a minor league deal with the Yankees with an invitation to spring training. I knew he was itching ... thinking about it, but a lot of people say that, Jeter said before Saturdays game against Houston. The New York shortstop was a little surprised Pettitte decided to comeback after not pitching last season. He retired, mainly, because he wanted to spend t ime with his family, but maybe momma got tired of him a little bit, Jeter saidw ith a smile. He didnt talk about it at all last year, and then he started talking about it this year If Pettittes comeback is successful and hes added to the major league roster, hew ould get a $2.5 million, one-year contract. Pettitte said during a conference call Friday his desire to work is back. He has pitched in the m ajors for 16 seasons, 13 with the Yankees. s great, Jeter said. Hell add to our team on the field, off the field. A ndys just a good person. Pettitte is not expected to be ready to break camp with the team when spring training ends early next month. He has been throwing off a mound. One thing with Andy is, he works extremely hard, Jeter said. Its obvious that hes been working out, its n ot like hes coming off the c ouch. Pettitte last played in 2010, when he went 11-3 and was an All-Star. He is 240-138 lifetime with the Yankees and Houston, and has gone 1910 with a 3.83 ERAin 42 career postseason starts. What an amazing guy Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher said. What an amazing sports figure. What an exciting moment for everybody in his locker room and also the Yankee universe in general. New York currently has four starters, besides Pettitte, looking to fill three rotation spots behind opening day pitcher CC Sabathia a nd Hiroki Kuroda. Playing with the Yankees, nothing surprises me, New York right-hander F reddy Garcia said. Garcia, Ivan Nova, Phil Hughes and Michael Pineda a re competing for starting spots. No, not really, Garcia said when asked if the P ettitte signing affects him. Im still doing my stuff. Im here to pitch. Thats what Im going to do. Garcias bruised right hand still has some swelling, but he is set to resume playing catch. The right-hander took a grounder off the hand last Wednesday against Toronto and will miss his next scheduled start Monday. Jeter sensed Pettitte had desire to pitch again MCTphoto Andy Pettitte looks to once again don the Yankee pins tripes, ending his one-year retirement to sign a minorl eague deal with the club. Maybe momma got tired of him a little bit. DEREKJETER Yankee shortstop Mauer plays first for Twins in win over Red Sox
C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 18, 2012Page 5D DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 03/11, 03/18, 03/25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 1 1 1 1 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 03/18/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 3 3 6 6 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 03/18/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 3 3 7 7 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 03/18/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 4 4 0 0 step toward that goal. Dempsey Racings move to P2 comes with the support of longtime team partner Mazda, Richard and STR, second-year sponsor Trina Solar and new partners GNC Beverages and Motegi Racing Wheels. Dempsey Racing has also entered into an agreement with Michelin to supply tires for the teams P2 entry in its debut season of competition this year. Additional partners for the P2 effort will be announced in the near future. Our long-term partner Mazda has been analyzing ways to demonstrate its SKYACTIVTechnology within the ACO rules format, and we as a team would like to be ready if such an opportunity arises, Foster said. In the meantime, we are very excited about partnering with Trina Solar, GNC Beverages and Motegi Racing for our initial foray into the P2 ranks. The team will be acquiring a Judd-powered Lola B12-80 Coupe in the next few weeks and will begin a testing program prior to its ALMS race debut later this season. With its entry into both P2 and PC in 2012, this season will the biggest year of operation in the history of Dempsey Racing. The team has had an amazing progression in its partnerships and ability to provide value, Dempsey said. We are working hard on putting together additional partners to help get us back to Le Mans but also being able to compete at fantastic venues like Sebring, Daytona, Indianapolis, Road Atlanta and others will make this season a thrill for me as a driver as well as team owner The 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrn began with the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on Saturday on March 17. The race, set for 10:30 a.m., will be broadcast at noon March 18 on ABC andwas shown live on ESPN3. Follow the Series on Twitter, @almsnotes, #Sebring12, Facebook and our official YouTube channel. Continued from 1D Dempsey Racing here, has eye on LeMans MCTphoto Y es, it is t t h h a a t t P atrick Dempsey, Dr. McDreamy, that was taking to the track in the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on Saturday. By BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Sebrings John Dean II started his Race Week at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Fresh From Florida by earning his first career win at his first professional MAZDASPEED r ace at his home track. Deans victory came on the heels of a third-place finish in the Thursday SCCAPro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup season opener. The lead changed hands repeatedly amongst three drivers during Fridays race but it was on the final lap, with just two turns remaining, that contact between Dean and teammate Christian Szymczak moved race-leader Szymczak wide. That allowed Deans Projections Research /Sick Sideways Mazda MX-5 to vault to the front pursued by the third man in the battle Elliott Skeer. Coming out of the final turn it became a drag racew ith Dean beating Skeer to the finish line by just 0.045-second to take the victory. D eans ProMoMo racing teammate Szymczak comp leted the podium, finishi ng third. e have a lot of friends and family here, obviously, its the home track, Dean said. My dad was the announcer at the 12 Hours of Sebring for 21 years, so I grew up around it. Talking about the late race contact, Dean was apologetic The victory here is a litt le bit bittersweet; Im really happy about the victory but Christian and I made a little contact in Turn 15 and that pushed him back a little bit, he said. I feel terrible about that. If you look at the results, its still Sick Sideways on the podium, both of us, and for us, the team and Projections Research, it means a lot tos tart the season off on such a good foot. Szymczak said he was disappointed to see his win s lip away in the closing corners, but leaves with a podium finish in his first Playboy MX-5 Cup weekend. Hopefully this is shaping up to be a great season and a good season for SickS ideways where we can collect some points in all these races. Hopefully fini sh on the podium every t ime and keep clicking them off and get some good championship points in there. T he Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Pro Series class ran concurrently with the Playboy MX-5 Cup. The Playboy Mazda MX5 Cup returns to action for Round Three at Maz da Raceway Laguna Seca, May 10-12. Dean gets first win N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Various Prototype and GT class cars make their way around Turn One at the start of the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida Saturday. 12 Hours gets underway News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The Ferrari team works against the clock to get their driver back on the track Saturday morning shortly after the start of the 60th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring. A Ferrari pit-stop The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sebrings own John Dean II drove his No. 16 Mazda to victory in the MAZDASPEEDs Playboy Mx-5 Cup comp etition Friday.
C M Y K Page 6DNews-SunSunday, March 18, 2012w ww.newssun.com A ir Alpha; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, upper rhp; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 1 1 2 2 I DEAL GOLF w/o; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, tent sale; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 2 2 4 4 A night at the Races News-Sun photos by ED BALDRIDGE Above: Music is always a staple of the 12 Hours festivities, with bands performing throughout the evenings. Above right: There are those that take the term conversion van to a whole other level. Below right: Food carts offer a virtual plethora of comfort food for all tastes around the Paddock. Below left: And fans, as well, come out in all shapes, sizes, appearnaces and get-ups during the nights at the races.