The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 03-23-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK March may come in like a lamb,but it always ends with food and fun in Avon Park with the annual Springtime on the Mall Arts and Crafts Festival. In its 33rd year,the festival will starts today at 9 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. The fun continues Saturday starting at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. in Downtown Avon Park on the Mile-Long Mall. I am really looking forward to my first Mall Festival as the organizer,said Laura Wade,Avon Park Chamber of Commerces By ED BALDRIDGE e d.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING Two are in jail and one at large Thursday in w hat appears to be a murder attempt as a payback for an armed robbery. Alonia Kieterria Hawk of 211 Williams Gray Ct.,was arrested Tuesday by theS ebring Police Department for allegedly driving Earl G len Butler to Sebring Monday night where he used a firearm in which he shot at the victim Oscar Brownat 631 Lemon Ave.,according to an arrest report. D et. Sgt. Nathan Coogan of the Avon Park Police D epartment said Thursday that Butler told police Brown robbed him at gunpoint of $139 on Sunday at 12:29 a.m. Butler,who was still at large and being sought bya uthorities at press time on Thursday,was already out on a $23,000 bond for charges stemming from an Aug. 28, 2011 arrest on two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer,firefighter or emergency worker; resisting withv iolence; possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession c ocaine and marijuana with intent to sell,according to the NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, March 23-24, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 39 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 85 64C omplete Forecast P AGE 12A Afternoon T-storms i n the area Forecast Question: Should e mployers be allowed to demand access to an applicants social network accounts? Next question: Should charges be filed in the shooting of Trayvon Martin? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online I nside Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 10.1% No 89.9% Total votes: 138 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, #2 front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 1 1 9 9 5 5 L et the games beginD ive into the world of The M ovie Review 11B B rown H awk B utler Police say shooting was payback for armed robbery Two in jail, alleged shooter being sought Strong StreaksS ebring lifters power to w in over county foes SPORTS, 1BScrambling for eggsF lashlight Egg Hunt returning t o benefit Humane Society PAGE2 A PAGE2 A Mall Festival opens today News-Sun file photo A variety of arts and crafts, as well as food an entertainment, will be offered during the Springtime on the Mall Festival that starts today in Avon Park. See SHOOTING,page 5A See MALL,page 7A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING Swamp Hammock organizers said on Thursday they still p lan to hold a fitness event despite threats of county code enforcement, and at least one county commissioner wanted answers from county staff why code enforcement was trying to blocke vents on agricultural land after already approving the eXtreme Fitness Challenge. e are moving forward with other agreements,Jeff Kennedy,a landm anager at Swamp Hammock Recreation Park said Thursday We have secured a contract with professional timers,bought a tram and have other agreements in place after the county agreed that it was a good use of the land. I asked Linda Conrad two days ago for the penalties if we are found in violation and she has still not responded. County staff made it clear during Tuesdays county commission meeting that they would enforce code that prohibits any commercial event held on agricultural lands,unless already Fitness event still on Organizers say county already gave go-ahead See SWAMP,page 5A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The long debated animal ordinance for the city of Sebring continued to cause slight disagreement Tuesday evening during the city council meeting. Council members John Griffin and Bud Whitlock strongly voiced their distaste for the ordinance,which allows animals such as potbellied pigs,chickens and horses in the city limits within the new stipulations set in place by the council. Griffin and Whitlock have been against the ordinance since the beginning,while Revised animal ordinance passed by Sebring Council See SEBRING,page 7A News-sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Darren Pennisi, sales manager for Allstar Car Sales in Sebring, checks the fuel gauge. A small percentage of our customers are requesting more economical vehicles, he said. When a consumer is looking for a working vehicle, like trucks, gas prices play little to no role in their buying decision, because the vehiclea cts as a tool to perform their job. Keep on truckin By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING The year has begun with a significant spike in auto sales. According to Deepa Seetharaman and Ben Klayman co-authors of an article,posted March 1 on reuters.com the annual sales rate (a highly scrutinized auto industry indicator) was expected to be between 14 and 14.4 million vehicles sold. Instead,in February it jumped to 15.1 vehicles. This was unexpectedly robust, because the auto industry is in its third year of a fitful recovery from the economic slump and bankruptcies of GM and Chrysler in 2009. The U.S. industry was selling nearly 17 million vehicles a year on average in the 10-year period ending in 2007,Seetharaman and Klayman wrote. Last year the industry sold 12.8 million vehicles. The authors add that rising gas prices are not expected to slow vehicle sales. According to Autodata,the average vehicle on the road is a record 10.8 years old. Industry analysts believe the increased demand stems from consumers who waited out the recession and now feel more secure about buying newer,more efficient vehicles. But,will rising gas prices affect what people choose to buy? Surprisingly,that hasnt happened yet. Gas prices not scaring truck buyers See TRUCKS,page 3A


C M Y K The honorary title of leaderis often bestowed on politicians,CEOs and even captains of sports teams. Yet only a precious few are willing to risk everything for those who follow them. As Cpl. Michael Ouellette led from the front in Afghanistan and Iraq,he didnt care about receiving medals or chasing glory. All he would talk about were the men he was with and how proud he was of them,his mother,Donna Ouellette,told The Unknown Soldiers.He didnt talk about the dangers. Growing up in Manchester,N.H.,Mike wasa normal,good-natured kid who occasionally caused some harmless mischief. He also enjoyed marathon chess matches with his brother. e had games that lasted three days,said Alan Ouellette,now 30. After high school,Mike attended culinary school and eventually landed in New Orleans. He was back in New Hampshire looking for work as a chef when the horrors of Hurricane Katrina shook him to the core. He was always looking to be a part of something bigger than himself,said his sister,Stephanie Ouellette, 33. Finally,he woke up one day and thought it was time. Mike decided to join the Marine Corps. I was proud of him for wanting to go,but we knew that he would be going to Iraq so that was kind of frightening,his mother said. But it was his choice. When the Marine deployed to war-torn Ramadi in 2006,he marveled at the accomplishments of the men and women in uniform around him,while also worrying that their sacrifices were being overlooked back home. One of the things hed always say is,t watch the news,because theyre not supportive of us, Stephanie said. Wre Page 2ANews-SunFriday, March 23, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 March 21 234101826x:2Next jackpot $5 millionMarch 17 303839434449x:5 March 14 11017192231x:5 March 21 36183034 March 20 45172732 March 19 812202326 March 18 610162829 March 21 (n 7694 March 21 (d 9638 March 20 (n 2033 March 20 (d 6093 March 21(n 846 March 21 (d 561 March 20(n 273 March 20 (d 260 March 20 1227373822 March 16 212161815 March 13 1826314017 March 9 2610325 March 21 3243535556 PB: 6Next jackpot $40 millionMarch 17 1114495558 PB: 30 March 14 18414659 PB: 24 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center CO MMUNITYBR IEFS A photograph of fallen Cpl. Michael Ouellette is held by his mother, Donna, and his sister, Stephanie. The Marine was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for heroism displayed in Afghanistan. Marine was example of true leadership Orchid Show this weekendSEBRING The sixth a nnual Orchid Show Orchids Gone Wildwill be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Ag Center,4509G eorge Blvd. The show is presented by the Orchid Society of Highlands County. Included in the show w ill be orchid vendors, supplies,beautiful displays,door prizes,raffles and a People's Choice Award. The general pub-l ic is invited to participate and enter the competition. Admission to the show is o nly $3 and children under 12 are free. For further information, c ontact:Lori Coon at 4143381 or Pete Otway at 6991 575.Pilates in the Park SaturdayS EBRING The Sebring Golds Gym is partnering with the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency( CRA) to host Pilates in the Parkseries one S aturday each month, including this Saturday, through May at 10 a.m. ind owntown Sebrings Circle Park. This event is free for a nyone to attend and perfect for any exercise level. Future dates are April 21 a nd May 19. After the class,Gold's Gym will give away one 30-day free membership and distribute free week-long passes fore veryone who attends. For more information on this event and others in Downtown Sebring,visit www.DowntownSebring.org /.Hahns art displayed for chambersSEBRING A new feature has been added to the Tri-Chamber mixer at theS ebring airport from 5-7 p.m. today The Heartland Cultural Alliance Gallery of Fine Art in the lobby of theS ebring Regional Airport will be open until 7 p.m. today to give chamber members a chance to see the art of James R. Hahn, an acclaimed Florida artist, who has created original paintings and a mural cele-b rating 60 years of racing.The artist will be in attendance.Altvater to give history of Sebring airportSEBRING Local historian Allen C. Altvater IIIw ill give a multi-media presentation on the history of the Sebring airfield at 5:30 p.m. today at the Highlands Museum of theA rts as a part of its continuing Journey Stories program. Photos and paint-i ngs are on loan from the Sebring Airport Authority, as well as the painting ofT ommy McGuires final mission donated by aviat ion artist Andrea Davide. Free to the public.Melvil Dewey to speak about renaming WiccoLAKE PLACID Eighty-five years ago next month,Melvil Deweyc hanged the name of Wicco to Lake Placid. To honor t hat occasion,Al Pelski will perform his Melvil Dewey impersonation andd iscuss early Lake Placid history today from noon u ntil 1 p.m. This will be the final presentation of the Lake P lacid Memorial Library speakers series this year. As in the past five presentations,this is a brown bag speakers series,so it isa ppropriate to bring your lunch. Pelski won the Melvil Dewey lookalike contest last year and has beenm aking a movie about Dewey. No reservations are r equired. For further information or to suggest topicso r speakers for next year, call Janet Mitchell,(317 797-6325,or the Lake Placid Memorial Library, 699-3705.Garage sale at Sea Services MuseumSEBRING The M ilitary Sea Services Museum will be having a Continued on page 5A See MARINE,page 7A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Saturday,April 7,is t wo weeks and a day away,but it is not too early to circle the calendar and make plans for the second Flashlight Egg Hunt at the Humane Society of Highlands County. e didnt know what to expect l ast year,said Judy Spiegel,the societys president. We admitted 8 00,but had to turn away more than 1,000. This year we have opened both trails and can accommodate1 ,200. The reason for the turnout b eyond supporting an excellent cause is the prizes hidden in many of the eggs. e will be giving away almost $4,000 cash and more than $30,000i n gift cards. There will be two $1,000 cash eggs,Spiegel said. O utrageous contests with $200 cash prizes take place before the after-dark egg hunt begins. Have funt rying to catch an egg dropped from 30 feet (no boiling it first),or find o ut who can toss an egg the farthest. It was insane last year,Spiegel said. We had the egg tossing con-t est in a small space people were throwing eggs so far they sailed over the concession stand and landed on p eoples heads. Wre using a bigger space this year. O n top of games and a real treasure hunt,the afternoon offers entertainment both DJ Money and the band Longshot will provide music and food will be for sale. P arking has been arranged with the International Raceway at Gate 4. Annett Buses will be shuttling people back and forth. Gates open at 4 p.m. The egg hunt starts at dark. Tickets are only $14 a piece. Given last years overwhelmingr esponse,Spiegel strongly urges everyone to buy them in advance. T ickets may be bought at Alan Jays GM Super Store at 441 U. S. 27 North; Encore Respiratory at 5606 U.S. 27 North; Game Time Arcade in the Lakeshore Mall; LakeP lacid Health Care Center at 125 Tomoka Blvd. South; and the Humane Society at 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd. Call Spiegel at 214-6508 or Cindy a t 381-9113 for more information. Scrambling for eggs will help animals H umane Society F lashlight Egg Hunt planned for April 7 SEBRING Sebrings This Partys 4 U Relay For Life team will have a parking lotsale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the News-Sun parking lot, 2 227 U.S. 27 South. Spaces are available to the public for $10,that covers a Relay donation. Any money you make from items you sell is yours to keep,unless you decide to donate more. Participants must provide their own tables. A nyone or any group that needs service hours or just has time to give back please let us know,people are needed to oversee the tables. Call 381-3243. Relay For Life team plans garage sale at News-Sun By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING There were no scripts or movied irectors Thursday morning in Sebring,but there was a very unique piece from a popular film at Hanger Prosthetics andO rthotics. Hanger patients were given the opportunity to meet Dan Strezmpka,a prosthetic expert who cre-a ted a prosthesis for a young female dolphin named Winter,who losth er tail in a crab trap several years ago. Last year,the feature f ilm Dolphin Tale depicted Strezmpka ( played by actor Morgan Freeman) creating the first ever prosthesis for am arine animal. Though the film was interesting, p arts of it were exaggerated,according to Strezmpka. The part where she bumps her tail against thew all and knocked it off, she didnt really do that, r evealed Strezmpka. Still,the fitting of a prosthesis on a dolphinw as just as difficult as the film depicted. It was not easy work. It was a challenge, Strezmpka said. T hough the fitting of a dolphin prosthesis was hard,Winter did make certain things in the world of prosthetics easi-e r. e used what we already knew and she taught us new things. Shes helped a lot and weu se some of the things that weve learned from her on our human patients n ow,Strezmpka said. One of the biggest t hings Winter gave the prosthetist was the idea for a new liner. T he film showed Winter resisting the prost hetic because it irritated her skin where it had been attached to her body. S trezmpka and Orlandobased prosthetist Kevin Carroll came up with the liner that literally saved Winters life. Its called the Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE,Strezmpka said. The flexible,gel-like l iner goes directly over Winters tale and protects her skin from the prosthes is. The liner does the same thing for human p atients. I wear one myself under my prosthetic,S trezmpka,who lost his leg in an accident at the a ge of 4,said. Hanger has brought together a team of wellq ualified prosthetists and orthotists that provide excellent services and support to local amputees. Strezmpkas colleague, a nd former competitor, Chuck Rathmanner has also devoted nearly three decades to healing and bettering the lives ofa mputees. Dolphin tail from Dolphin Tale visits Sebring clinic News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Hanger Prosthetist/Orthotist Chuck Rathmanner and D an Strzempka fitted 10-year-old Austin Hendry of Venus with a new prosthetic leg Thursday. Hendry was given the opportunity to see a prosthetic tale cre-a ted by Strzempka (rightinter, a young dolphin that lost her tale several years ago. See DOLPHIN,page 5A


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 23, 2012Page 3A NATIONAL LAND PARTNERS; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, HL-12-368; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 1 1 9 9 9 9 Americas Golf Outlet 3x10.5 BW0 0018232 D on Elwell,director of marketing for the Alan Jay A uto Network,says there is no doubt consumers are much more aware of gas mileage. They are more conscious and consideringo ptions,he said. Wre seeing more eagerness to t rade in (older model for more economical ones. Increased interest hasnt y et translated into new buying habits,however. D oug Gentry,of Bill Jarrett Ford at 1305 U.S. 27 North in Avon Park,saidt here were no changes in customer choices last month, at least at that dealership. Im shocked myself, Gentry said. Wre still s elling more trucks and SUVs. (The ratio small car sales hasnt changed. Gentry added sales had p icked up in January and February. He thinks one reas on trucks still sell well is their efficiency has been so improved many people aret rading in older models for those with better mileage. D ennis Kellner,of Warren Auto sales at 811 U. S. 27 South in Avon Park,said heh asnt seen a move to small, low-consumption cars either, d espite rising gas prices,nor does he expect a change anytime soon. I think it will take getting to $5 a gallon before you see p eople taking that leap,he said. When we hit $4 a gallon for the first time a fewy ears ago,it got frantic,but it had never happened before. Now weve seen ita nd survived it and its human nature its a case of been there,done that. Itw ill take another shock,like going to $5 a gallon,for people to react. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS E ven though gas prices have been rising steadily over the last two months, consumers are not yet looking for low consumption vehicles. Trucks still popular despite rising gas prices SANFORD (APThe parents of a black teen fatally shot by a neighborhood watchc aptain were meeting Thursday with U.S. Justice Department officials,hours before thousands of protesters were expected for a rally led by civil rights activist Al Sharpton. The parents of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin w ere meeting with Robert ONeill,the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, a nd Roy L. Austin Jr.,who is deputy assistant attorney general of the departments Civil Rights Division. M artins parents,Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton,were to discuss the police investigation into the shooting death of their son. The State Attornes Office is reviewing the case, which will be presented to a grand jury nextm onth. However,the Justice Department earlier this week agreed to open a federal civil r ights probe into the Feb. 26 shooting. Thousands expected at rally for slain teen


C M Y K O ur thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. And with the young man driving the car that struck him who stayed, summoned help and now hast o live with a terrible burden. Out of this dark,turbulent r eality,however,something strong,beautiful and luminous has blossomed. Thep ower of a community coming together to help a family a mong them. We dont mind saying the thought of so many people, many strangers to the family, gathering in a common effortt o support and comfort them makes us proud to live in H ighlands County. T o think of so many individuals taking time off to wash cars,or making time to bake and sell cookies,or reaching into their pockets and donating money or itemst o raffle all of this organized within hours by word of m outh (or Facebook) well, it gives us goose bumps. It is this almost reflexive r eaction that is the best of the American spirit. Sadly,with s o many challenges,so much fear,so much unknown,we often forget that part of our shared culture. We lose sight of the fact t hat we are a compassionate, generous people. W e forget that for every t wisted individual driven by dark impulses there are a 1,000 volunteer firefighters, or scout leaders,or people building Habitat forH umanity homes. In fact,as we watch the community rally and not for the first time we lose patience with those who sayA mericas best days are past, that we have lost our values and direction. Wve done nothing of the kind. From volunteer crews helping the victims of naturald isasters,to neighbors who look out for each other,this c ountry is filled with people who look beyond themselves. It breaks the heart that it t akes a tragedy to remind us of the best in ourselves. I f there is any comfort in the senseless,it is that Matthew will always be associated with a shining moment when we came together,puta side our differences and were a true community in his h onor. Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, March 23,, 2012www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONP ublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGV ICKIE JONESE xt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANE xt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Out of dark came light Life is bittersweet. To lose 7-yearold Matthew Waldrup to a sudden, tragic road accident is a pain hard to bear even for those who only know him by his shy smile in a photograph. We cant imagine how much worse it is for those who loved him. I dont know about you,butw atching the Republican prim ary season is making me feel like a judge on the The Gong Show. I watched or list ened to all three candidates after Tuesday nights I llinois primary. Im still crying. If Mitt,Newt and Rick had given those uninspiring speeches on Chuck Barrist wisted 1970s amateur talent show,the celebrity panelists would have ganggonged them in 30 seconds. T he speeches Romney, Santorum and Gingrich g ave were the least inspiring of this trying campaigns eason. Each one was too long,lacking in vision and boring as hell. I think Santorum is still delivering his Gettysburg Address. H asnt anyone on his staff ever heard the advice less is more? Dont any of these guys realize that their rambling,dull speech-e s are carried live on the cable channels? Win or lose,heres a free idea for one of them to try after the Louisiana primary on Saturday: First give a quick,sharp, inspiring,enthusiastic, Obama-bashing speech for the TV cameras. Use a teleprompter if you must or,if you want to look Reaganesque,write a few notes on some index cards. Then,after three minutes,say God bless America!or On to the White House!and exit stage right. Save the rehashes of your positions on healthcare or family values for your supporters in the room. Ditto for your sincere thanks to your loyal cousin Shirley and the assistant precinct captain of Peoria. I have a more strategic suggestion for our three contestants before The Republican Gong Sho gets to Tampa. If they are truly serious about wanting to beat Obama in the fall,thed better dump all their advisers now.They each need to find someone like a Michael Deaver or a Lyn Nofziger,the media geniuses who ran my fathers campaigns,and listen carefully. The cold truth is that at this pointt here is only one professional camp aign team in this never-ending primary and,like ito r not,its Romnes. The S antorum and Gingrich teams may be more cons ervative,but they are not well funded and there amateur league. Newt says Mitt cant b eat Obama,but he cant beat Romney or Santorum, and even Ron Paul beat him in Illinois. And Rick says Mitt will say whateverh e needs to say to win. Welcome to hardball polit ics,Rick. Lets face it. There is no r oad for Santorum or Gingrich to the White House,not even a dirt road. That is unfortunate. But now the primary hast urned into a Stop Romnecampaign and thats much more than unfortunate. Its destructive. And it only helpsO bama. Heres a suggestion for Newt and Rick if they insist on going one-on-one against Romney. Since primary loss after primary loss clearly isnt working, how about a game of Rock, Paper,Scissors and the loser goes home? Seriously,its time for Mitt to get some of his own ideas and not take them from Newt (energy) and from Rick (freedom Without his own big ideasand own vision thing,he will lose. Trust me. Most importantly,its time for Mitt to reach out to the conservatives. If he doesnt,he wot ever be president,either,and Obama will get four more years to continue his deconstruction of America. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan Revolution (St. Martins Press, 2011). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail Reagan@caglecartoons.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. The Republican Gong Show Making Sense Michael R eagan Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words.We have to make room for everybody.Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954;or e-mail editor@newssun.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY Enjoy Floridas springEditor: Spring begins.My calendar has i nformed me of the official beginning of this refreshing season,although Ive felt it outside for a few weeks now.As a Floridian,I know spring will be short but it will also be time to break out of y our everyday routine,release some stress,get out of the office and experience nature in Floridas state parks. Take the time this season to experience nature with all five of your senses seeing Floridas vistas,smelling newly bloomed flowers,feeling the sand between your toes,hearing the sounds of children playing and tasting the treats of your picnic basket in a state park. Spring is an optimum season to engross yourself in the natural andc ultural resources of Floridas state parks. There are so many opportunities f or new experiences and the special places to continue your old family traditions. Sometimes it is a hike in the forest,a walk on the beach,building sand cas-t les with your kids,watching a sunrise or a sunset,grilling lunch under a big oak tree,looking for a bird species to add to your life list or paddling your canoe on a long stretch of river. Itsa bout immersion,surrounding yourself with nature and coming away with a renewed appreciation for Floridas splendor. Sometimes you need a slow, relaxing experience and sometimes you might prefer a fast,exhilarating experience. I encourage you to spend time in Floridas award-winning state parks this season. Savor the atmosphere of spring and enjoy the Sunshine State in...the Real Florida. Donald V.Forgione Director Florida Park ServiceDont buy chicks and ducksEditor: As I walked through Raintree Flea Market Sunday,I saw a too-often sight around Easter. Baby chicks in cages peeping away. How sad that is part of Easter! Adults who say they respect life buying baby chicks for their children and they are going to their death! How sad the men and women who are allowed to sell baby chicks and ducks along U.S. 27 and we all know in two weeks they will surely be dead. Please parents,respect life and dont buy these chicks and ducks! Explain to your children about respect for life. You will be a better person for it! Happy Easter! Dave Bara SebringWake up, AmericaEditor: We do not have democracy in America,or we have been lied to for more than 200 years (aboutvernment of the people,for the people,by the people. We have a capitalist form of government,a government of the rich,for the rich and by the rich corporations. The rich corporations appoint their Good OlBoysto be our leaders, with millions of dollars in campaign contributions and once they get elected they are controlled by the rich corporations. What I cant understand is why intelligent people cant see the difference. The propaganda minister of Germany once said,ell the people a lie long enough,they will believe it. These people who cannot see beyond the nose on their face had better wake up before it is too late,because we are headed for a one-world socialist form of government. We will be a nation of the very rich and the very poor. We have already practically eliminated the middle class. We will no longer own our property; we will be share croppersof the government land,just as my grandparents and their parents once were before them. Doesnt this sound a lot like Socialist,or Communist Russia? Is that what you want in America? How my grandparents ever bought their own farm,I will never know; but they saved up enough nickels,dimes and pennies to finally buy up or pay off their farm. Even today our government is taking the land away from the people,with more and more taxes. Wake up America! Is this what you want in America? A Communist,or Socialist or Capitalist form of government? Don H. Streeter Sebring


C M Y K Highlands County Sheriff Offices website. W itnesses reported seeing Butler shooting through the front door of Browns house at 7:28 p.m. Monday and later chasing Brown across the railroad tracks to the west. When he caught Brown, Butler was seen standing over Brown and striking him in the head with the pistol. Brown was transported to Highlands Regional Medical Center and treated for his wounds,including an unconfirmed bullet graze,where identified Butler as the shooter. B rown was released and later arrested by the Avon Park Police Department for his alleged armed robbery of Butler on Sunday. Brown is currently being held without b ond in the Highlands County J ail on charges of armed robb ery,possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon a nd carrying a concealed weapon. Six bullet holes were reportedly identified in the front and side of 631 Lemon Ave.,which was occupied by a juvenile at the time of the s hooting. The bullets traveled t hrough the front door and w all with one exiting the rear of the residence through a window. Some bullets struck the furniture,the ceiling and back walls of the home, according to the report. T he report shows that H awk was charged with a ccessory to attempted second d egree murder because she drove Butler to Lemon Avenue,where he used a firearm in which he shot (at Brown multiple timesand that the act could have been imminently dangerous to another and evincing ad epraved mind regardless of h uman life although without a ny premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual. After the shooting Hawk allegedly drove Butler from the scene,the arrest report states. Additionally,Hawk was c harged with shooting into an occupied dwelling alsob ecause she allegedly drove Butler to the scene. Hawk is currently being held in Highlands County Jail without bond. Butler was still at large at press time and beings ought on charges of attempted murder,aggravated battery, possession of a weapon by a felon criminal mischief with damage to property,and shooting a deadly missile intoa dwelling. garage sale today and Saturday at 1402 Roseland Avenue in Sebring. The doors will be open at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.Highlands Social Dance ClubSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club hosts dancing from 79:30 p.m. today at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway and singles are welcome. Have fun and dance the night away to the music of the Skylarks Orchestra. The event is BYOB. Ice will be provided. Soft drinks,salads,sandwiches, pastries,and ice cream are available at the Snack Bar. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Appropriate dress is required. Call 840-9038.Aeromodelers show is SaturdayLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Aeromodelers model airplane flying club wants you to come and share the fun of model airplanes at their Fun Fly on Saturday. Gates open at 10 a.m.,airplanes are scheduled to fly throughout the day. At the show,youll have the opportunity to try handson flying,co-piloting with a club instructor.There will be aerobatics,flying demonstrations of many types of aircraft,static model airplane displays,and presentations on how radio control airplanes work. The air show is free,but a parking donation of $5 per car is appreciated. Food and drinks will be available. There will also be free door prizes. The flying field is west of U.S. 27 on Placid Lakes Boulevard,one mile north of State Road 70. For more information,call Jon Draper at 840-0440.Relay for Life Plant Sale SaturdaySEBRING American Cancer Societys Relay for Life Spring Plant Sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon (or until sold out) on Saturday at Bassett Electronics on U.S. 27 across from the Lakeshore Mall in Sebring. There will be lots of spring color selections for you to choose from. Please come and support cancer awareness.Classic Car Show is SaturdayLAKE PLACID The American Legion Placid Post 25 will host the fourth annual Classic Car Show on Saturday at the post home, 1490 U.S. 27 North Registration time is 10 a.m. and the registration fee is $10. Auxiliary will serve burgers along with the Legion bake sale. Entertainment provided by Frank E. Proceeds to benefit Good Shepherd Hospice of Sebring. For information,contact Connie at (863 (863Book signing canceledSEBRING Due to unforeseen circumstances, author Marlene C. Crouchs March 31 book signing event at Books-A-Million in Sebring has been canceled. For more information, contact Travis King at 888361-9473 or taking@tatepublishing.com/.Ballroom dance lessons stop April 3LAKE PLACID The Tuesday ballroom dance lesson at Fellowship Hall at Eastside Christian Church will be discontinued as of April 3 for the spring and summer months. Lessons will be resumed in the fall. YMCA accepts boats and carsSEBRING Got a car or a boat and not sure what to do with it? How about donating it to the Highlands County Family YMCA. Your donation will help out a child in the community learn how to swim or participate in a sports program. All proceeds will benefit our Strong Kids Campaign. The Y is a non-profit 5013C business. Call Dave www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 23, 2012Page 5A WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 2 2 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 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 3.639"; 6"; B lack; process phone discounts centur; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 1 1 9 9 7 7 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 3.639"; 6"; Black; process descuentos telefonicos; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 1 1 9 9 8 8 Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued from page 1A Shooting, robbery linked exempted,including those that benefit non-profitg roups. Kennedy recently put together a five-mile eXtreme Fitness Challenge April 28-29 (more informa-t ion is available at www.swamphammock.com) to raise funds for severaln on-profits after he says he got a green light from county staff. We met with (County Administrator) Ricky H elms,Commissioner Greg Harris,Development Services Director Mark Hill,C ode Enforcement Supervisor Linda Conrad a nd some other staff two weeks ago and they all told us that having this kind of event was a good idea and that we were good to go. Based on that government action,we have investe d a lot of money and time into this. Now to have them apparently reverse that deci-s ion is very frustrating, Kennedy said earlier in the w eek. e are moving forward despite the opinion of the c ounty attorney.They gave us permission in good faith without hesitation at that meeting and we are going with that,Kennedy saidT hursday. e are the ones operating in good faith at this point. I guess we will be forced to break the law. C ounty Commissioner Greg Harris was also concerned,and frustrated,T hursday about how county staff seemed to hindering S wamp Hammock and other event organizers. es,I was at a meeting with Jeff Kennedy and Gabe White. Yes,it was myu nderstanding too that they had a green light,said comm issioner Greg Harris Thursday. or us to tell them it was O K and then seek the attornes opinion to tell them n o,is wrong,Harris said. There was an understanding that those guys c ould have their event and they have invested a lot of money on that understanding. ou have my promise:I w ill get to the bottom of this,Harris added. Harris said he has scheduled meetings with Helms and Hill to stress his disp leasure about how the road blocks were erected after everyone seemed to be ina greement. Now I question if we are a llowed to have a Wild Game Dinner on agricultural property. I hope we are not zeroing in on this one property and focusing onw ays not to have an event. We have allowed similar e vents on agricultural land before. To do this at this time is wrong,Harris said. It is far from over and I will get to the bottom of t his. When we (the county are the problem,then there is a problem. I want to be t he solution,not the roadblock. e want to follow the law,but they have forced us into a corner with their deci-s ions,Kennedy said. Helms,Hill and Conrad had not returned calls at press time. C ontinued from page 1A Swamp Hammock fitness event still on tap O ne of Rathmanners patient was present Thursday morning for a fitting as well as to meet Strezmpka. Ten-year-old Austin Hendry has been coming to Hanger for the several years.R athmanner fitted Hendry for a new leg Thursday morning during Strezmpkas visit. Hendry,who lost his leg in an accident five years ago,was timid at first buto pened up about his time with Rathmanner. I was 5 when it happened. I started coming here at 6,Hendry said. Each prosthetic is different,whether it be for a 10 year old boy,a 6-year-old dolphin or 50 year old veteran. The staff at Hanger work hard to ensure the safety and comfort of their patients. A kid will go through a new leg every year,said Strezmpka. They are growing and they are kids, t hey just get beat up. I get a new one every t hree years,most adults get them every few y ears. Strezmpka fits Winter with a new prosthetic tail every three months. C ontinued from page 2A Dolphin tail inventor visits Sebring 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 c ouncil members John Clark, Andrew Fells and Scott Stanley felt regulating and changing the ordinance wouldnt do much harm. Somebodys got to lead the way, John, Fells said. G riffin fired back. ea, but its the wrong w ay ... I dont agree with it, Griffin said. Council member Whitlock echoed Griffins statements. I agree with you 100 percent, John. We dont need no chickens and pigs in the city, Whitlock said. Council members looked o ver the revised ordinance before attorney Mike Swaine read the changes in the absence of City Attorney Bob Swaine. The city attorney did a good job on making the changes and suggestions we presented, Fells said. Clark spoke up in agreement. I agree and I feel better with the expansion of the nuisance definition, Clark said. The ordinance was originally sent back for revisions during a previous council meeting, the main revision being the nuisance clause. The revised clause now states: No person shall keep, maintain or permit, either willfully or through failure to control, on any lot, parcel of land, or premises under his control any animal to act as or become a nuisance as defined in Ch. 9 of the Sebring Code. Once an animal becomes a nuisance through excessive noise, odor, etc. city officials may visit the property. The owner will be notified of said nuisance after inspection and officials may invoke the right to rid the property of the animal. The council voted 3-2 to approve the revised ordi-n ance, Whitlock and Griffin casting dissenting votes, and approved the scheduled upcoming public hearings for the month of April. helping people here, and were doing good things. After returning safely from Iraq and spending some timea t sea, Mikes military contract was about to expire as the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment prepared for a 2008 deployment toA fghanistan. Instead of sparing himself, he asked where to sign his name. Those were his guys, and they were family, his sisters aid. He was very clear about it. Afghanistan was much different from Iraq, and Mikes mother hoped he would be safer there. The last communication was him telling me how b eautiful the mountains looked with the snow, that he was OK, and thanks for thec are package, Donna said. On March 22, 2009, Cpl. O uellette, 28, and fellow Marine Cpl. Anthony Williams, 21, were killed when an improvised explosive device detonated inA fghanistans Helmand province. I cannot say enough about how terrible that day was, his sister said whilec ommending the Marine Corps for guiding her family t hrough the tragedys aftermath. Soon after Mikes death, i ncredible stories from the battlefield began to trickle in. The only people not surp rised were those who knew him best. W ith his left leg blown off and shrapnel embedded deep inside his skin, Mike called out and warned his Marines to brace for another attack.M oments later, enemy fire began, and his team was ready. Even as a corpsman worked to stem his massive bleeding, Cpl. Ouellette cont inued to direct the fire of his squad, an official military account reads. The valiant Marine, who refused to leave the battle-f ield until his entire squad was safe, later died in an ambulance. While his heroism earned him the nations second-highest militaryh onor, his loved ones knew what mattered most. It was very important to make sure they all came home, the fallen herosm other said. And they did, every last one he trained. Early last year, in one of the most rugged areas of southern Afghanistan, Marines took to a sandy hill-t op and started building a base. When they were fini shed, the installation was named Combat Outpost Ouellette, with Mikes pict ure and Navy Cross citation hanging inside. Responsibility for the remote outpost was recently transferred to the UnitedK ingdom. Thats when Donna Ouellette got something in the mail from a British commander. I got a letter saying that t hey would not change the name, she said. Im awed. True leaders are national treasures. Cpl. Michael Ouellette was one of them. He protected his men, his brother said. Thats whats most important about his legacy T o find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers, visit www.creators.com/. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 23, 2012Page 7A C OWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 3/23/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 1 1 9 9 3 3 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 88354 liqour; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 1 1 9 9 6 6 C ontinued from page 2A new executive director. This is always a fun event and the weather looks great. Im excited, Wade said, who was on the Mall at 5 a.m. for the vendor setup. T he vendor count this y ear is more 80, according t o Wade, with the unique a ddition of Mongolian B BQ. Traditionally, the festival hosts various arts and crafts, jewelry and other handcrafted items, but this year, church organizations will provide entertainment in Veterans Square from 10 a.m. today and starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. A dditionally, several different groups will provide bluegrass music Saturday at t he intersection of Lake Avenue and Main Street, according to the schedule. The Avon Park Noon Rotary will have their traditional pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30a .m. Saturday in front of Auto Options. In addition to the craft a nd food vendors, the Avon Park Depot Museum will also be accepting visitors,a ccording to Museum Director Elaine Levey. T he Museum and the air conditioned railroad dining car will be open and servingb everages as well as homemade apple, peach and p ineapple cobblers with ice cream. Close to the train and the other exhibits at the museum, a Model TFord will beo n display, along with an exhibit of the Tin Can T ourists. These auto-campers, carrying everything theyn eeded in their autos, were the pioneers of the snow b ird invasion. Their impact on Florida tourism during the era of the Model Tin the 1920s is still being felt, Levey said in a recent press release. Florida was a favorite destination of the Tin Can Tourists, camping out at m any a-Florida town, i ncluding Avon Park, where t hey spent a week in 1939 and again in 1940, the Museum press release said. A car show will be held near the library on Saturday. Cars must be registered b efore 8 a.m., with a drawi ng to be held at 1 p.m. Inside the Museum, visitors can see a demonstration of how railroads communi-c ated with each other via the t elegraph. A15-minute video, titled, FromF ounding to Freeze, which portrays the beginnings of A von Park, will be shown. F or more information, contact the Chamber ofC ommerce at 453-3350 or the Museum at 453-3525. C ontinued from page 1A Marine was a true leader C ontinued from page 1A N ews-Sun file photo More than 80 vendors are expected at the Springtime on the Mall Festival this weekend. Mall Festival starts today Sebring amends animal ordinance Courtesy photo Leoar Dennard was born March 22, 1912. She will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends on Saturday. Celebrating a century


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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 23, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 10-32 GCS BANK OF THE WEST, Plaintiff, v. S EBRING HOTEL VENTURE NO. 1, L.P., et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause on March 6, 2012, the Clerk will sell the real and personal property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: PARCEL 1 LOT 1, IN BLOCK 31, OF A RE-PLAT OF A PORTION OF UNIT 3, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. PARCEL 2 TOGETHER WITH THAT PORTION OF BILTMORE DRIVE (NOW VACATED PER O.R. BOOK 1296, PAGE 979); BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 1, IN BLOCK 31; THENCE RUN SOUTH 71 DEGREES 58'00'' WEST 25.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 18 DEGREES 02'00'' WEST, 471.15 FEET TO A POINT LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHWEST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 142.32 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 09 DEGREES 49'18.7''; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID CURVE 24.40 FEET, SAID ARC SUBTENDED BY A CHORD WHICH BEARS NORTH 50 DEGREES 39'54'' EAST, 24.37 FEET TO A POINT OF A REVERSE CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST, HAVING A RADIUS OF 175.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 50'08''; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID CURVE 2.55 FEET, SAID ARC SUBTENDED BY A CHORD WHICH BEARS NORTH 46 DEGREES 10'18.7'' EAST, 2.55 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 18 DEGREES 02'00'' EAST, 481.11 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT: THE SOUTH 127.00 FEET OF THE EAST 275.00 FEET OF LOT 1, BLOCK 31, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF UNIT 3, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1, BLOCK 31, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF UNIT 3, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 71 DEGREES 58'00'' W, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 1, BLOCK 31 FOR A DISTANCE OF 275.00 FEET; THENCE N 18 DEGREES 02'00'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 127.00 FEET; THENCE N 71 DEGREES 58'00'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 275.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION OF THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 1, BLOCK 31; THENCE S 18 DEGREES 02'00'' E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 1, BLOCK 31 FOR A DISTANCE OF 127.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND EQUIPMENT AND FURNITURE, WHETHER ANY OF THE FOREGOING IS OWNED NOW OR ACQUIRED LATER; ALL ACCESSIONS, ADDITIONS, REPLACEMENTS, AND SUBSTITUTIONS RELATING TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING; ALL RECORDS OF ANY KIND RELATING TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING; ALL PROCEEDS RELATING TO ANY OF THE FOREGOING (INCLUDING INSURANCE, GENERAL INTANGIBLES AND OTHER ACCOUNTS PROCEEDS) at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 a.m., on April 3, 2012, in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Stautes. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DEFENDANT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IS NOT BOUND BY THE SIXTY (60 POSED BY SECTION 45.032, FLORIDA STATUTES, UPON MOTIONS FOR DISTRIBUTION OF SURPLUS PROCEEDS. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA DATE: March 7, 2012 By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000831 Divison BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. NATALIE DEJESUS HERNANDEZ, AS CUSTODIAN FOR DORA G. BETANCOURT, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 5, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: UNIT 3-E, THE MANORS II: MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF BLOCK A OF W.F. JOHNSONS FIRST ADDITION TO THE CITY OF AVON PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RU NORTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF BLOCK A, FOR A DISTANCE OF 214.50 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 32.50 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF 133.68 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 32.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 133.68 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 13 W. RAYMOND ST., AVON PARK, FL 33825; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of March, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10000458GCS BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff(s vs. DUSTIN MARK KOPTA, et al., Defendant(s DIVISION NO. S ection. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 7th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10000458GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY is the Plaintiff and DUSTIN MARK KOPTA and EMILY A. LASWELL are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: Lots 7012, 7013 and 7014, of AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 22, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 18, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. and commonly known as: 2124 N. SHAMROCK RD, AVON PARK, FL 33825 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHTS TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU M UST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE 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 16, 23, 2012 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON APRIL 17, 2012, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Kortney Wright 121 Mary Cazarin 205 Karen Van Zant 319 Linda Switzer 356 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. March 23, 30, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000386 Divison BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, vs. JUDITH M. PERALTA, CARLO PERALTA, RAUL PERALTA, YILIANS PERALTA, WEDGEWOOD VILLAS CONDOMINIUM OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC. F/K/A WEDGEWOOD VILLAS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 5, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the prop-e rty situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 2 OF WEDGEWOOD VILLAS CONDOMINIUM, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 652, AT PAGE 806, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 3727 EDGEWATER DR UNIT #13, SEBRING, FL 33872; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 4, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of March, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk March 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28 09001642GCS TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. MELTON, AARON J., et. al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 28 09001642GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MEGER TO CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, is Plaintiff, and, MELTON, AARON J., et. al., are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870, at the hour of 11 A.M. on the 10th day of April, 2012, the following described property: The West 100 feet of the North half of the Northwest quarter of the Southwest quarter of the Southwest quarter of SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, Less and Except that portion of the West 100 feet of the North half of the Northwest quarter of the Southwest quarter of the Southwest quarter, SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST described as: Begin at the Southwest corner of the West 100 feet of the North half of the Northwest quarter of the Southwest quarter of the Southwest quarter; thence East 100 feet along the South boundary thereof; thence North 270 feet along the East boundary thereof to a point; thence Southwesterly to a point on the West boundary thereof 150 feet from the Point of Beginning; thence South 150 feet to the Point of Beginning. And Also Commence at the Southwest corner of the North half of the Northwest quarter of the Southwest quarter of the Southwest quarter of SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST; thence North 0 degrees 22'00'' East 150.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence North 39 degrees 45'44'' East 157.56 feet; thence South 0 degrees 22'00'' West 67.4 feet; thence Southwesterly to the Point of Beginning. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 15th day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk March 23, 30, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: GC12-255 C.P.A. RENTAL, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN D'ESPIES, individually; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEVIN D'ESPIES, individually; TRACEY E. ALFERO, individually; the UNITED STATES of AMERICA; UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS B Y, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Unknown Spouse of Kevin D'Espies YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a foreclosure action on the following property in Okeechobee County, Florida: Lot 36, OAK ISLAND, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page(s Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you, UNKNOWN SPOUSE of K EVIN D'ESPIES, individually; and KEVIN D'ESPIES, individually; TRACEY E. ALFERO, individually; the UNITED STATES of AMERICA; UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney below: Wesley R. Harvin, II, Esq. 306 NW 4th Street Okeechobee, FL 34972 Tel: 863.824.7179 On or before April 24th, 2012, 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 fro the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. BOB GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 23, 30, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA G ENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11-898 GCS FIRSTBANK PUERTO RICO d/b/a FIRSTBANK FLORIDA, Plaintiff, v. GREENLODGE, LLC, et. al., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO DEFENDANT, EDWARD G. TOUCHTON, JR. TO 49.08 Fla. Stat. YOU, Edward G. Touchton, Jr., ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Osceola County, Florida located at 3012 SR 17 North, Sebring, Florida 33870, and more particularly described as: Lots 12 through 16, inclusive, and Lots 32 through 36, inclusive and that closed road adjoining Lots 32 through 36, inclusive, Sunset Heights Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 61, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, bearing Folio No. S18-3429-130-0000-0120 and street add ress of 3012 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870 (``Real Property'' has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, within two weeks from the first date of publication o n or before April 6, 2012, to Plaintiff's counsel, Thompson Berges P.A. at the following address: Brickell Bay Office Tower, 1001 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 2014, Miami, Florida 33131, and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled court; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief prayed for in the verified complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun. DONE AND ORDERED in Highlands County, Florida on this 20th day of March 2012. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk March 23, 30, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION REF #: PC 11-539 UCN: IN RE: ESTATE OF ROCKY A. WATSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROCKY ALLEN WATSON, deceased, whose date of death was January 29, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 16, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Benita Jo Watson 28 Linda St., Lot 65 Sebring, FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Debra L. Dandar DEBRA L. DANDAR TAMPA BAY ELDER LAW CENTER DLD@DandarLaw.net 5509 West Gray Street, Suite 201 Tampa, FL 33609 Phone: 813-282-3390, Ext. 210 Fax: 813-287-0895 Florida Bar No. 118310 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE March 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-97 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT KAUTZ Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT KAUTZ, deceased, whose date of death was February 26, 2012, and whose social security number is 328-24-5708, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, March 23, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE NO. 12-33-GCS MARK A. SESSUMS, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID TAYLOR & ASSOCIATES, LLC, assignee of C HASE MANHATTAN BANK; RONALD JAMES WHEELER; SESSUMS LAW GROUP, P.A., AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendants, DAVID TAYLOR & ASSOCIATES, LLC, assignee of CHASE MANHATTAN BANK; RONALD JAMES WHEELER; and SESSUMS LAW GROUP, P.A. dated the 5th day of March, 2012, in Case No. 12-33-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which MARK A. SESSUMS is the Plaintiff and DAVID TAYLOR & ASSOCIATES, LLC, assignee of CHASE MANHATTAN BANK; RONALD JAMES WHEELER; and SESSUMS LAW GROUP, P.A. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 4th day of April, 2012 the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendants DAVID TAYLOR & ASSOCIATES, LLC, assignee of CHASE MANHATTAN BANK; RONALD JAMES WHEELER; and SESSUMS LAW GROUP, P.A., and described as follows: Lot 13, in Block 14, of SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, SECTION B, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 63, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 1724 Second Terrace, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. Real Property Tax Identification Number is: C-29-36-30-020-0140-0130. DATED on March 6, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. March 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-99 GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RONNIE T. CARTER, SR., SANDRA CARTER, RICHARD R. HOWARD, SR.,IBERIA BANK, and DISCOVER BANK, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on March 7, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 4, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: Lot 8, Villa Florcita, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 13, Page 12, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida Address: 1506 Marianela Manor, Lake Placid, Florida 33852. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk March 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000572 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. LIZZETTE SANCHEZ LEMAITRE A/K/A LIZZETTE SANCHEZ, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 06, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000572 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is the Plaintiff and LIZZETTE SANCHEZ LEMAITRE A/K/A LIZZETTE SANCHEZ; FIA CARD SERVICES, NA F/K/A BANK OF AMERICA, NA (USA Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 3rd day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 4, BLOCK 12, TOWN OF AVON PARK, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA (OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART) A/K/A 414 W CIRCLE STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus 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 8, 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 F11006314 COUNTRYCAL-SPECFHLMC-R-jmyers-Team 2 F11006314 **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. M arch 16, 23, 2012 than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. March 16, 23, 2012 1050L egalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


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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 SOLD!!!! 5100Mobile HomeLots for Sale PARK MODELFOR SALE EXCELLENT CONDITION AFFORDABLE LOT RENT AVON MOBILE HOME PARK 55 PLUS PARK SORRY NO PETS (863 PALM HARBORHOMES Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go Save Up To 35K! 800-622-2832 ext 210 M OBILE HOMESFOR SALE AFFORDABLE LOT RENT AVON MOBILE HOME PARK 55 PLUS PARK SORRY NO PETS 863-453-3415 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 M obile HomesSTATE GRAZINGLEASE B ID #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 4220L ots for SaleCOMMERCIAL GRADE3200 sq ft Home built in 1962, selling at cost, will barter for portion of price, recent renovations. Negotiable flexible deal. Approx. $150,000. Adjoining 1/3 acre lot available. For details Call 863-202-5579 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 Real EstateCAR WASHFOR SALE 1 Auto & 4 Self Serve Bays. In Avon Park on HWY 27. Asking $400,000 w/Financing or Lease or possible trade. Call 863-257-0305 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 Financial WE ARE SEEKING someone interested in serving as a Music Minister for our congregation. The position would be a "volunteer ministry." Also, seeking a volunteer to work with our Youth program. If you are interested please contact our office at 863-453-5334. TREE SERVICEIS SEEKING Exp. Tree Climber & Laborer. Drivers License Required. Call Joe at 863-465-7491 SPANCRETE EXTRUDER OPERATOR/BATCH PLANT OPERATOR Needed for local precast hollowcore company. Experience with precast concrete manufacturing required. Email resume/salary to: juliem@floridaprecastind.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 w here 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 l east 2 years of Register Dietitian experience is required. Please contact in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Strafford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825. (863 RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANTFT One Year Related Exp. Required Apply in Person at Ridge Area Arc 1 20 W College Drive, Avon Park, Fl. EOE/Drug Free Workplace 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. Computer literate, Electronic Medical Record experience preferred, Bilingual. Will train. Please email resume to: cfmsonni@gmail.com or fax resume to 863-471-9340 LAWN SERVICE/ Hiring PT Help / Experience Preferred in Commercial Lawn Care. Call 863-314-0969 CERTIFIED NURSINGASSISTANTS, compare and see the difference? I know what you are thinking, "I've got a good thing going, why should I change?" But, you'll never know if you don't go check it out, will you? Royal Care Of Avon Park is looking for hardworking, reliable and compassionate C. N. A.'s to work FT weekends, to join our staff. If this describes you, then contact: Maria Perez, Royal Care of Avon Park. (863 EOE, M/F, DFWP. 2100H elp WantedJOB 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 be 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 S panish 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 recjobs@berry.net 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000433 METLIFE HOME LOANS, A DIVISION OF METLIFE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DORIS H. TRAVIS, et ux., et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on March 7, 2012 in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, basement, of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Street, Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, at 11:00 a.m., on the 3rd day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: 8845 & 8846, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 27, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a: 3001 W VERONA ROAD, AVON PARK, FLORIDA 33825 ANY PERSON CLAIMING TO HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ENTERED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 8th day of MARCH, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK As Clerk, Circuit Court HIGHLANDS, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk March 16, 23, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-676GCS SECTION NO. Civil MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION f/k/a MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. CHARLES D. SMYTH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES D. SMYTH; MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment entered on March 6 2012 in this case in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the real property described as: Lots 21 and 22, Block 35, SEBRING LAKES UNIT 2C, according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 7, Page 10, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Physical Address: 13304 W. Waterway Drive, Sebring, FL 33875-9672 will be sold at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, on 4th day of April, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Highlands County Courthouse, 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk DATE: March 7, 2012 March 16, 23, 2012 1050L egalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2011-619-GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, TRUSTEE FOR CSMC 2011-3, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, in its capacity as Servicer, 7360 S. Kyrene Road Tempe, AZ 85283, Plaintiff, NORMA A. MEJIA MARADIAGA A/K/A NORMA A. MEJIA, CARLOS L. LUNA A/K/A CARLOS R. LUNA,a nd CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: NORMA A. MEJIA MARADIAGA A/K/A NORMA A. MEJIA: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Highlands, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: LOT 13, BLOCK 14, OF HIGHLANDS ESTATES SECTION B, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Commonly known as 125 Washington Blvd. Lake Placid, Florida 33852. You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 2878 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, Florida 32308, at least thirty (30 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. Dated this 19th day of March, 2012. CLERK OF COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk March 23, 30, 2012 Classified ads get fast results AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00017493 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00017494 RIDGE AREA ARC 1X3 AD # 00017759 C M Y K


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C M Y K B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAvon Park head coach Whit Cornell has often said this season that his Red Devil squad keeps finding ways to win. They did so again Tuesday night, in harrowing fashion a nother staple of the season w ith a 6-5, extra-inning win at Frostproof. Tyrone Perry got it started with a lead-off double, followed by Lane Crosson getting hit by a pitch. Asacrifice by Trey M arley moved the runners up and both came in when Alfred Brown reached on an error, for a 2-0 Avon Park lead. Starting pitcher Brad Torres worked a one-twothree bottom of the inning. Both squads were scoreless in the second, though the Bulldogs cut into the lead in the third on a Marcus Ramos RBI single. B ut the Devils answered right back in the fourth, with hits from Kyle Kelley, Matt Roberts and Perry loading the bases. Crosson got plunked again, forcing Kelley in for a 3-1 lead. It held into the fifth, when control problems and somes loppy defense got the better o f Torres. With two out, an error, single and another error made it 3-2. Awalk followed, with a single and three more walks tall ied three more runs and put Frostproof up 5-3. Even with the little letdown, Avon Park has shown all season the will to rally. And that they did in the sixth when, with two out and Mason Jahna on second, Perry blasted one over the center-field fence for a tworun shot that evened it back up at 5-5. SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, March 23, 2012 Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Mackenzie Hunt got the game-winning hit when she c onnected for a two-run homer Tuesday. Courtesy photo The Sebring High School Track and Field athletes competed this past weekend at Disneys Track and Field Showcase alongside several hundred athletes from Canada, New York, Georgia and several other states.Nine Blue Streak athletes came home with medals.Each event consisted of approximately 60 athletes competing for a position in the top 8. SHS medalists were, from left, Roneika Freeman 5th place in Discus, Donavon White 3rd place in High Jump, Taylor Tubbs 2nd place in the 1600m (new school record of 5:07) and 3rd place in 800m (new school record of 2:22). Shalontay Rose took 2nd place in High Jump, Colton Dillon 3rd place in Pole Vault, Destiny McCartney 7th place in 100m hurdles, Hannah Schroeder 3rd place in 3200m, Xavier Richbow 6th place in Shot Put and 8th place in Discus while Blake Fort took 4th in Pole Vault.All the athletes that competed did a great job and represented SHS well. Blue Streaks do the work at Disney N ews-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Colton Brock came on for a crucial and effective relief a ppearance in the Devils 6-5 win at Frostproof Tuesday. B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comA VON PARK Still looking for their first S uncoast Conference win Tuesday, the Lady P anthers of South Florida Community College had c ertainly seen their share of bad breaks. But a little diligence and a big break that went their way saw the gals get themselves into the win column with a 4-2 decision over the Lady Eagles of Polk State College. Cooper Citys Jessica Griffin got the start on the mound for the Panthers and was struggling with her location in the first. After a slap single to left from Sarah Aylesworth opened the game, shortstop Taylor Upchurch snared a rocket of a line drive off Michelle Sextons bat. The hard shot continued when Jennifer Hamil powered one over the fence in left for a 2-0 Polk lead. Awalk followed, before Griffin could work her way out of it without any further damage. I just didnt feel right, s he said. Between innings I went to the b ullpen and tried working it out. T hat she did, as the Eagle threats grew ever l ess threatening as the game went on. South Floridas bats began to pick up and came back to tie it in the bottom of the third. Morgan Huhn drew a lead-off walk and was bunted over to second by Lake Wales Shaneque Simmons. Bre Shearin and Mackenzie Hunt then followed with back-to-back RBI doubles to draw the Panthers even at 2-2. An infield single started the top of the fourth for Polk, but from that point on, Griffin threw nine straight ground ball outs to carry the team through the sixth. Though it was in the bottom of the fifth that the Panthers had the ultimate what if moment. With one out, Simmons powered a hit virtually Lady Panthers get conference win SFCC4PSC2 Avon Park6Frostproof5 Devils eke out another one See SFCC, Page 3B S ee AP, Page 3B By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentSEBRING It was a battle of hometown rivals as Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring met at the Firemans Field house Tuesday, March 20, for a boys weightlifting meet Sebring would come out on top with an overall team total of 48 points, followed by Lake Placid with 32 and Avon Park with 18. Jeyson Flores independently took on the 119-pound weight class with his total lift of 240 pounds. In the 129s, Jeff Satines impressive lift of 460 earned the blue ribbon for the Red Devils, while Lake Placids Keplite Charite and John Gervais took second and third with their lifts of 335 and 280, respectively. Julian Martinez took home the win for Lake Placid in the 139-pound class with a lift of 430 with teammate Marquavian Copeland coming in second with 335. Sebrings Shaquille Williams was a close third with his total lift of 330. Lake Placid also took first and second place wins in the 154 class thanks to Andrew Berry with a 420 total to Johnnny Vegas 350 and followed by Avon Parks Austin Englehart lift of 315. Sebring then took the two leading spots in the 169pound class. Ty Johnsons lift of 485 earned first place with 365 locking in second for Jesus Gomez, followed by Vicente Barajas of Lake Placid with 350. Damion Thompson powered 545 pounds in the 183 class to take first place for Sebring with teammate Jeremiah Acosta tying with Lake Placids Pierce Cloninger at a total lift of 480. Acosta wound up taking second place due to the ruling that the lighter competitor earns the higher seed. In the 199-pound class, Markanthony Miranda pushed a 585 total for first Sebring powers to County win News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Damion Thompson gets this clean-and-jerk up on his way to winning the 183-pound weight class with 545 pounds in total lifts Tuesday. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The NCAAbasketball tournament drives sports fans crazy this time of year with bracket busters, upsets, buzzer beaters and Cinderellas dominating the headlines. Lake Placid softball caught the fever and decided to hold its own tournament for the first time in years. Teams were seeded based on their regular season records. e have the bulls-eye on our backs, just like Kentucky, observed regular season champion Yates Insurance manager Doran Quigg, whose steady hand and managerial acumen earned Yates the No. 1 seed. On Tuesday, March 20, Yates (13-8f against No. 4 seed Lockhart Service (8-13 Yates got off to an early 10-0 lead and never looked back en route to a 20-8 win. It was their eighth straight win over Lockhart this year. Cliff Bluml (two doubles Ron Hanish (triplef Stanley (double, home run paced Yates with four hits each. Joe Hedges made a spectacular running catch in left field for the play of the game. Ray Hensleys solid pitching and a solid Yates defense kept Lockhart in single digits. For Lockhart, Bill Gallagher (two doubles four hits, Darrel Richards homered and Harland Newby had three hits and pitched a complete game. In what may have been the greatest comback since Lazarus, No. 2 seed Central Security (11-10) outslugged No. 3 seed Seminole Tire (10-11) 43-42. Due to player early departures, most hitters on both sides batted ten times. Central trailed 19-4, but rallied to tie and send the March Madness hits Lake Placid Softball See LP, Page 4B See STREAKS, Page 3B


C M Y K HYFCarwash, RegistrationSEBRING The Highlands Youth Football and Cheer Organization (HYFC will be having a Car Wash fundraiser at Advanced Auto Parts at the corner of US 27 and the Sebring Parkway on Saturday,M arch 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All monies earned or donated will be used to purchase equipment and uniforms for the boys and girls. F or more information, please call Tim Hooks at 414-2873, Cliff Howell at 2537 070 or Chrissi Merrick at 381-8623 for C heerleading.Hammock Can-Am TourneySEBRING Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club will be holding its Second Annual CAN-AM Tournament on Saturday, March 24. It will be a two-person, flighted scramble, pairing two Americans with two Canadians Tee times can be chosen, beginning at 8 a.m. The fee of $50 per person includes golf, cart, cash prizes and a burger bar, there will also be a charitable 50/50 drawing. This years event is titled The Americans Revenge, as the Canadians came out victorious last year. Pick up a registration form at the pro shop, or call 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 MIDFLORIDACredit Union, is a two-person scramble with handicapped flights. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards ceremony and lunch, sponsored by the Palms of Sebring, will follow. The event will also include a putting contest, awards for closest to the pin, anda 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. 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 murphyl@nuhope.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 developing the game as an enjoyable sport that contributes to good health, fun competition and a sport to play for a lifetime. I n an effort to promote and develop tennis in Highlands County, the HCTAis h osting this fun-filled day of basic tennis instruction and drills. H CTAvolunteers will be assisting Horace Watkins, USPTACertified Tennis P ro, introducing basic, fun, tennis activities to youth from elementary to middle school ages. There is no charge and a hot dog and drink combo will be available for $1. There will also be a drawing at the end of the day for a special prize. Boys and girls are invited to come out any time during the 10 a.m.-4 p.m. time frame to participate in the activities. Racquets are available, but please bring your own if you have one. For more information, call Lynda at 471-0389.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 Philadelphia2621.553 Boston2421.5331 New York2324.4893 Toronto1532.31911 New Jersey1533.3131112Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3411.756 Orlando3018.625512Atlanta2720.5748 Washington1134.24423 Charlotte737.1592612Central Division WLPctGB Chicago3910.796 Indiana2618.5911012Milwaukee2124.46716 Cleveland1727.3861912Detroit1630.3482112WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio3014.682 Memphis2519.5685 Dallas2721.5635 Houston2522.532612New Orleans1135.23920 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3512.745 Denver2621.5539 Utah2422.5221012Minnesota2325.4791212Portland2125.4571312Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers2918.617 L.A. Clippers2620.565212Phoenix2324.4896 Golden State1925.432812Sacramento1729.3701112___ Tuesdays Games Indiana 102, L.A. Clippers 89 Miami 99, Phoenix 95 New York 106, Toronto 87 Houston 107, L.A. Lakers 104 Utah 97, Oklahoma City 90 Sacramento 119, Memphis 110 Milwaukee 116, Portland 87 Wednesdays Games Chicago 94, Toronto 82 Orlando 103, Phoenix 93 New York 82, Philadelphia 79 Atlanta 103, Cleveland 102, OT Washington 108, New Jersey 89 Oklahoma City 114, L.A. Clippers 91 Golden State 101, New Orleans 92 San Antonio 116, Minnesota 100 Denver 116, Detroit 115 L.A. Lakers 109, Dallas 93 Thursdays Games Indiana at Washington, late Golden State at Houston, late L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, late Boston at Milwaukee, late Utah at Sacramento, late Memphis at Portland, late Fridays Games Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Indiana, 7 p.m. New York at Toronto, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Denver at Utah, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-N.Y. Rangers4620799201161 Pittsburgh4521696239184 Philadelphia4223892232206 New Jersey4227589201191 N.Y. Islanders30321171174218 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston4227387236178 Ottawa37271084221214 Buffalo35291080190207 Toronto3234872210232 Montreal28331369191206 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida36241385183201 Washington3730680198208 Winnipeg3431876196211 Carolina30291575197218 Tampa Bay3233771202247WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-St. Louis46208100192146 Detroit4425593225181 Nashville4223892209192 Chicago4225892229214 Columbus2343753167236 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4321995224184 Colorado4030585196196 Calgary34261482183201 Minnesota30321070155199 Edmonton2936866196216 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas4028585193195Los Angeles36251284172160 Phoenix36261284194192 San Jose36271082199191 Anaheim32321175189209 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot ___ Tuesdays Games Dallas 4, Phoenix 3, SO N.Y. Islanders 5, Toronto 2 Florida 2, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 8, Winnipeg 4 Chicago 5, Columbus 1 New Jersey 1, Ottawa 0 Edmonton 6, Nashville 3 Colorado 2, Calgary 1, OT Los Angeles 5, San Jose 2 Wednesdays Games Buffalo 3, Montreal 0 Carolina 3, Florida 1 N.Y. Rangers 2, Detroit 1, OT Chicago 2, Vancouver 1, OT Anaheim 4, St. Louis 3 Thursdays Games Washington at Philadelphia, late Nashville at Pittsburgh, late Edmonton at Tampa Bay, late Calgary at Minnesota, late Vancouver at Dallas, late Colorado at Phoenix, late St. Louis at Los Angeles, late Boston at San Jose, late Fridays Games Toronto at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Washington, 7 p.m. Carolina at Columbus, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Florida, 7:30 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Detroit133.813 Toronto154.789 Oakland145.737 Kansas City117.611 Minnesota128.600 Seattle128.600 Boston97.563 Los Angeles98.529 New York109.526 Baltimore69.400 Chicago611.353 Cleveland511.313 Tampa Bay511.313 Texas512.294NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct San Francisco126.667 St. Louis106.625 Los Angeles96.600 San Diego118.579 Colorado98.529 Houston98.529 Philadelphia99.500 Miami78.467 Arizona811.421 Cincinnati811.421 Milwaukee710.412 Pittsburgh710.412 Chicago812.400 Washington510.333 Atlanta613.316 New York412.250 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Tuesdays Games Detroit 7, Atlanta 2 St. Louis 6, Houston 1 Tampa Bay 3, Miami 2 Philadelphia 4, Baltimore 1 Texas 6, Chi. Cubs (ss Oakland 5, Chi. Cubs (ss Kansas City 6, L.A. Angels 4 L.A. Dodgers 7, Milwaukee 6 Seattle 8, Cincinnati 1 Arizona 4, San Francisco 3 N.Y. Mets 2, Washington 0 N.Y. Yankees 10, Pittsburgh 3 Toronto 9, Boston 2 San Diego 10, Colorado 6 Wednesdays Games Pittsburgh 6, Boston 5 Toronto 6, Baltimore 3 Minnesota 7, Detroit 3 N.Y. Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 2 St. Louis 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Atlanta 3, Washington 2, 10 innings Chicago White Sox 13, Seattle 8 San Diego 3, L.A. Dodgers 0 San Francisco 5, Cleveland 3 Kansas City 8, Oakland 3 Arizona 0, Milwaukee 0, tie Thursdays Games Philadelphia vs. Toronto, late Miami vs. Atlanta, late Baltimore vs. Minnesota, late Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh, late Washington vs. St. Louis, late Houston vs. N.Y. Mets, late Cleveland vs. San Diego, late Chicago Cubs vs. Texas (ss Kansas City (ss Kansas City (ss Colorado vs. San Diego, late N.Y. Yankees vs. Boston, late Texas (ss San Francisco vs. Colorado, late Fridays Games St. Louis vs. Miami at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss Tampa, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (ss Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss Sox (ssucson, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Toronto vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss Goodyear, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Baseball vs.Frostproof,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Frostproof,6 p.m.; Softball at Avon Park,5:30/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.LaBelle,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at DeSoto,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.DeSoto,6 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs. LaBelle,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at LaBelle,4 p.m.; Track hosts meet,4:45 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Baseball at Lake Wales,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Bartow,6 p.m.; Softball at Kathleen,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.Avon Park,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Avon Park,6 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.DeSoto,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Avon Park,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Kathleen,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Lake Gibson,4 p.m.; Track at L ake Placid,4:45 p.m. SFCC T ODAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,6 p.m. THURSDAY,March 29: Softball vs.St.Petersburg,5 p.m. FRIDAY,March 30: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,6 p.m. SATURDAY,March 31: Baseball at Hillsborough,1 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Baseball vs.DeSoto,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Lake Placid,5:30/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Sebring,7 p.m.; JVBaseball vs.Sebring,6 p.m.; Boys Tennis at M ulberry,3:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Sebring,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball at Mulberry,6/7:30 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 SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . 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C M Y K through the third baseman and reached second. Shearin then sent a dying quail out to right center, sending Simmons on her way to third. But a diving catch made for the second out and Simmons scurrying back toward second. The incoming throw got away, though, allowing Simmons to get back safely and keeping the inning alive. Which was a good thing, because in a matter of moments, Hunt took one out of the yard for a two-run homer and gave South Florida the lead. Griffin did surrender a walk in the top of the seventh, to Aylesworth, but catcher Amanda Labrador threw her out trying to steal. And Griffin then got the final two outs on grounders to seal the deal. The good fortune was continuing in the night cap of the twin bill, with the Panthers carrying a 5-2 lead into the sixth. But as second-game starter Kim Martin described, we were winning until the top of the sixth. Then the lights blew out because there was an accident on 27, so they suspended the game. The team looked to stay on the right track Thursday, witha travel date at Hillsborough before returning home Thursday, March 29, to face St. Petersburg. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The 13th annual Special STARS Softball Classic will be this Saturday, March 24, at the Highlands County Sports Complex. Partners in the local community will play coed slowpitch softball with individuals with disabilities. There are six local teams. There will also be a skill level competition for those with disabilities who are just learning the fundamentals of the game. Athletes have been training for the past three weeks. Team sponsors are Avon Park Youth Academy, coached by Pete Zeegers; Coffee News, coached byA ndy Basso; Beef OBradys led by Amy Torres; Florida Hospital Heartland Division, coached by Jaime B ustamante; Duffers Sports Grille, coached by Garrett M artinez; and Dees Place, l ead by Tim Ritenour. South Florida Community College is the major All-Star sponsor for the tournament because of the funding they provide through a grant which provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to further develop their motor and socialization skills. Other All-Star sponsors are Sebring Elks Lodge 1529, Highlands Sertoma Club and Aaction Pest Control. David and Doris Magowan and the Heartland Riders Association also made a donation to pay for the free lunches given away to all the athletes competing in the tourney. The skill level is sponsored by Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center with Bank of America volunteers assisting. T hese individuals have been practicing four different skills and will compete for medals on Saturday. T hey will be tested on throwing, fielding, batting a nd running to a base. P laying action begins at 8 a.m. There will be an opening ceremony at 7:45 a.m. The Avon Park High School Junior ROTC will present the American flag followed by the national anthem. Markevin Smith, an Avon Park High School student who is a special athlete on one of the teams, will sing the national anthem. The public is invited to come and cheer on the local teams. There will be a concession stand selling doughnuts, coffee, hot dogs, chips, sodas and other items to benefit Special STARS. There will be a Home Run Derby open to anyone. It will be $5 for 10 balls a nd the winner will get half of the money raised in their d ivision while the other half goes to Special STARS. Each batter selects their own pitcher. T here will be three different levels men, women and s pecial athletes. Other tournament sponsors i nclude Heacock Insurance Agency, Reflections on Silver Lake, Highlands Independent Bank, Beta Sigma Phi, StephensonNelson Funeral Home, King Equipment, Jim and Carol Phipps and Donna Lyles. The Highlands County B oard of Commissioners allow Special STARS to use the fields at no cost. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 23, 2012Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 5 5 Century Link 3x15 COLOR 00018227 Courtesy photo These Special STARS athletes represent each local team playing this Saturday in the 13th annual Special STARS Softball Classic at the Highlands County Sports Complex in Sebring. Local team sponsors include Beef O Bradys, Duffers Sports Grille, Coffee News, Avon Park Youth Academy, Florida Hospital Heartland Division, Dees Place and Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center. Special STARS ready to play ball Continued from 1B SFCC gets in Suncoast win column Colton Brock then came on in relief and worked through the sixth and seventh, keeping the Bulldogs off the board. And though the Devils would threaten in the seventh, Brown would be stranded at third, sending it into extras. But in the eighth, Roberts would draw a lead-off walk and steal second. Then, with two outs, he came in on a Marley single to left for a 6-5 lead. Stephen Flowers then came on to close it out, but saw Casey Thomas reach on an error. Thomas moved to second on a Seddon Henry bunt, but Flowers induced a pop to first for the second out and fired a third strike for the final out to move Avon Parks record to 10-4 on the season. The Red Devils look to continue their winning ways with a district contest tonight, facing DeSoto at Charles R. Head Field at 7 p.m. Continued from 1B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Tyrone Perry had four hits, including the game-tying, two-run homer in Tuesdays win at Frostproof. AP moves to 10-4 with 6-5 win place as Blue Streak Robert Hennegar trailed for second with 470 and Green Dragon Bo Rydeckis total of 365 earned third place. E. Lewis of Avon Park led the 219 class with a total lift of 615 pounds. Sebrings Javarers Murphy took home second place with a 555 total as Malachi McLean tracked closely behind at 545. R ed Devil Dylan Brown powered a personal best of 625 in the 238-pound class to take first place with Sebrings Kyle Yarbrough earning second with a total lift of 580 and Green Dragon Conner Wrenn taking third with 555. Blue Streaks Ezell Gammage and Pat Morris held the heavyweight class with their individual lifts of 575 and 530 pounds. This is our third meet and were progressing really w ell so far this year, sa id head coach Steve Berry. eve got some really good competitors in most of the weight classes and most of our weight classes are full, which makes a good team. Were making gai ns from week to week and Im really proud of them, said Red Devil coach Dwayne Council of his team. Theyve been working really hard and were increasing ten to fifteen pounds each week. These teams will compete in the Travis Todd Invitational in Avon Park next week before making their way to districts with the hopes of putting some state titles under their belts. Continued from 1B Streaks lead lifters at County meet


C M Y K game into extra innings. The Noles scored 10 runs in the top of the first extra, only to witness the Securitymen come back and tally eleven in the bottom half to win it and advance to the championship game. Jim Hensley and Wild Bill Destafano each hit for the cycle, with Destefano homering in his last three atbats. Rod Palmer and Victor Rodriguez each had eight hits. For Seminole Tire, everyone in the lineup had at least four hits, with Dick Cook (home run and Skip Raller seven. In the championship game on Wednesday, March 21, Central Security road the excellent pitching of Pete Matthews to an 18-9 win over Yates Insurance. After giving up 42 runs yesterday, I was due, quipped Matthews, who chipped in with three hits of his own. Jim Guild (home run, triple) and Wild Bill Destefano (double, triple had four hits each, while Jim Hensley homered. For Yates, Joe Hedges was a highlight reel on defense with three outstanding catches in left field. Hedges (double Hanish, Jeff Stanley (two doubles, triple), and Don Ward had three hits each. Following the game, players and families had a feast, with covered dishes provided by the better cooks. Trophies were presented to Yates Insurance for winning the league championship and Central Security for winning the Lake Placid version of March Madness. Newly elected officers Ray Hensley (PresidentVictor Rodriguez (VP Carney (Treasurer) thanked all who participated and wished them a safe return next year. Aspecial plaque was presented to George Quay, longtime player and postgame grill master. The league saluted him for his dedication not only to senior softball, but also for his military service in World War II. He is the last WWII vet to ever play in the league. He will be missed. New grill master Chuck OHara wished to thank his grill crew of Lois Stuart, Dick Card, and Alan Cook. All supplies for the cookouts were purchased in Lake Placid from local merchants. Afinal thank you goes out to the four team sponsors. Without their support, Lake Placid softball would not be possible. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, March 23, 2012w ww.newssun.com SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; march ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 2 2 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 1 1 Golf HammockThe Golf Hammock Ladies finished t heir two-day Club Championshop tournament on Wednesday, March 21. Club Champion Marian Passafume finished with a total of 169 for the win while Laura Kebberly was the runner up at 171. I n the First Flight, Low Gross went to Ruth Harris at 186, with Lorraine Friend winning the Low Net with a 140. Low Gross in the Second Flight saw Shirley Enochs with a 189 total and Low Net went to Joyce Stanleys 139. Third Flight Low Gross went to the 210 brought in by Joan Armbruster and a tie for Low Net was had by Mary Cripps and Jean Edwards. Last Monday, March 19, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points a t Golf Hammock Country Club. In A group, Mike Winchester had plus 1 for first place and Mike Lajiness was in second place with plus 2. B group saw a three-way tie for first place between Harvey Kecskes, Dave Baker and Bob Topel at minus 2. Joe Martini scored plus 6 to take first place in C group and Curt Matteson totaled plus 3 for secondp lace. In D group Stan Griffis made plus 5 to take first place and Joe Hyzny was in second place with plus 3. Bob Kecskes made a plus 4 to take f irst place in E group and Jack Schell f inished in second place with plus 1. There was a tie for first place in F group bertween Kathy Baker and Harold Traxler at minus 2. In G groiup Bill Alesi was in first p lace with plus 7 in G group while Bob Fidlin took second place at plus 6 andJ anet Regan placed third with plus 5. Larry Giangreco was in first place in H group with plus 3 and Bill Katcher was at p lus 2 foor second place. Karl Mellor was in f irst place in I group with plus 4 and a threeway tie for second place between Pete Mezza,Jen Terrell and Janet Howland. In J group Frank Branca shot a plus 7 to take first place and a tie for second place between Dan Bartik and Tom Nelligan at plus 1. Next week the Mezza Grouip will play at Golf H ammock beginning at 8 a.m. For more information call 414-2110.Harder HallThe Ladies League played a Pro-AmP oints event on Monday, March 19. The winners were: F irst place, Mary Hayes with plus-4; second place, Jackie Christopher with p lus-3; and third place, Donna Maki with plus-2. Chip-ins: No. 8, Doris Cunningham; No. 9, Ronna Mason; and No. 14, Donna Maki. T he Ladies League played a Throw Out Holes Starting With Fs minus Onehalf Handicap Thursday, March 15. The winners were: First place, Sue Herriman with 60; second place, Barb Ebert with 62; and third place, Joyce Himler with 63.5. Chip-ins: No. 4, Joyce Himler; and N o. 10, Margaret Sheets. Hole-In-One was made by Bob Poirier on Feb. 10, Hole No. 9, 90 yards, using a 7-iron. The feat was witnessed by Emil Meltz. Congratulations Bob!Lake June WestA Scramble was played on Thursday, March 15. Winning first place was the team of Joe and Joyce Swartz, Frank Gallagher, Joanne McGill, Mario Cappelletti and Norm Grubbs with 46; second place, Andy and Karen Ames, Bob and Elaine Orr, Ken Rowen and Don Boulton with 48; a nd third place, Orville and Eva Huffman, Margaret Schultz, John and Gloria Huggett and George Cloud with 49. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Mellon, 4-feet-5-inches. (Men G ivens, 6-feet-10.5 inches; and No. 4, George Cloud, 7-feet4 -inches.SpringLakeO n March 19 and 21, the SpringLake Womens Golf Association held their annual club championship tournament onb oth Cougar Trail (Monday C reek (Wednesday). There were four flights with both gross and net awards made. Teri Swisher repeated as Club Champion this year with a two-day total of 168. Lou Cannon took the Super Senior (70 and overy with a total of 175 strokes for the two days. In Flight A, first place Gross was won by Judy Dunn with 172 strokes; followed by Linda Pfleger (181 M arsi Benson (184 The Net winners were Brenda Green (141errie Austin (151 and Shirley Reeb (165 Flight B Gross was won by Judy DeVries at 180 strokes; second place Gross went to Dotti Blackwell at 182, and third place was won by Debbie Delaney with 189 strokes. The B Flight Net winners were Carol Rath at 143, Barb Stevens at 143 also and Rosie Foote at 146. Taking first place in C Flight Gross was Sharon Warner at 187 followed by Roberta Briggs (196 w ith 198 strokes. C Flight Net winners were Joanne Koller with a net 143, Ann McWilliams at 147 and Joan Gann (149 In the D Flight, Gross winners were Patty Miller in first with 199 strokes followed by Kay Gorham at 203 and Carole Frederick at 208. The Net winners in D were Dottie W illiams at 145, Joann Deweese also at 145 and Diana Ackling with 151. On Tuesday, March 20, the Spring Lake Mens Golf Association sponsored a Four Man Team Scramble on the Cougar Trail course. Teams were evenly balanced with total team handicaps of 64 or 65 and scoring was done on a scratch basis. Each player had to make at least two drives in the round. It was a very tight competition with all seven teams scoring from 62 (10 under) to 66 (6 under par). Winning first place with 62 strokes was the team of Gary Behrendt, Ken W illey, Bob Berg and Jim Foote. There was a tie for second at 63 strokes, between John Starks, Wayne N elson, Vern Hoffman and Jack H oerner and the team of Bill Lawens, Ken Rohr, Ed Clay and a Blind. There was a tie for fourth place at 64 s trokes between Kirby Gann, Bo B ohanon, Richie Eastep and Charlie Keniston and the team of Bob Hinde, Joe Austin, Gerry Esty and Larry Colclasure. 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C M Y K S pecial to the News-SunBRADENTON At just 49 y ears old,Eleanor Coupland had a heart attack. As a nurse, she knew the symptoms,but never thought it could happen to her. C oupland wants to share her story of survival in hopes of helping other women recognize the symptoms of a heart attack before it is tool ate. e all have a little sense of denial. I had chest paina nd this intense pain in my jaw,she said. But I ignored it. H eart disease is the leading cause of death among A merican women,according to the American Heart Association. I n fact,it kills more women than breast cancer e very year. After Couplands heart attack,she had a stent procedure and bypass surgery. While she says she felt better,l ife was far from normal. She had to leave her job and spent a lot of time resting. While Couplands body was weak,her spirit wasu nrelenting. I tried to make the best of i t; I still traveled and did my best to stay active. Couplands cardiologist, A nthony Pizzo,M.D., F.A.C.C,of Bradenton Cardiology Center even gave her a portable defibrillator to take on her travels in case she h ad another episode. Pizzo says,It is import ant,not only to have the right equipment on hand,but also to recognize the symp-t oms. omen can have chest p ain as a heart attack symptom. However,its important for women to recognize that chest tightness or pain may not appear,as cardiac warn-i ng signs in women differ from men,Pizzo shares. F emale heart attack symptoms include: Shortness of breath Chest discomfort Dizziness,lightheadedn ess or fainting Sweating Unexplained fatigue or w eakness Pressure in the lower chest,often confused for indigestion Back pain N ow at 66 years old and with a recently implanted biv entricular defibrillator, Coupland says she is feeling great. T his summer,she plans to travel across Canada with her h usband in an RV. Coupland is so thankful for the care she received at Bradenton Cardiology Center and now understands thes ymptoms of a heart attack. She has this advice for other w omen:When in doubt, check it out. Pizzo agrees saying,It is b etter to be safe than sorry. If the symptoms are caused by s omething else,that is even better. I would much rather diagnose a patient with indig estion than a heart attack. For more information,visit www.BradentonCardiology.c om or call 941-748-2277. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 23, 2012Page 5B BEST HEARING CENTER; 5.542"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 4 4 INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 0 0 HEALTHYLIVING Women need to recognize heart attack symptoms Metro H eart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women. T here isnt a week that goes by that an eye doctor doesnt get a call from a patient saying,Theres blood on my eye!Whilet his can have a rather frightening appearance,it is usually quite benign. Most of the time someone else notices the blood reda ppearance on the eye first. Some patients may complain of mild irritation along with what looks to be blood on the sclera (the white part oft he eye),although the majority of patients usually have no symptoms at all. T he cause of the redness is exactly what it looks likea broken blood vessel on thes urface of the eye is hemorrhaging and blocking the v iew of the sclera. This is what is known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. Itm ay be the result of coughing or straining too hard, h ypertension (high blood pressure),trauma,takingb lood thinners (i.e. coumadin, aspirin,or vitamin E), o r a bleeding disorder. Laughing or sneezing too hard,beingc onstipated,vomiting,or lifting too much weight can also cause a blood vessel tob reak. While no treatment is required for this type ofh emorrhage to resolve,artificial tear drops have proven b eneficial for relieving any mild to moderate discomfort associated with the condi-t ion. A cold compress applied to the affected eye t wice daily for 10 minutes can also be helpful. In addition,any elective use of aspirin or vitamin E should be discontinued for3 -4 days to help with resolution of the hemorrhage. Patients who have been prescribed blood thinners should check with the pre-s cribing doctor prior to discontinuing any medications on their own. Subconjunctival hemorrhages usually clear on theiro wn within 7-10 days. Larger hemorrhages may take several weeks to clear.P atients should let their eye doctor know if the blood does not clear completely Valerie Moulds is a board certified optometric physicianp racticing in Sebring. This information is not intended to d iagnose, treat or cure your condition. Theres blood on my eye Focal Point Dr. Valerie Moulds


C M Y K A ssociated PressA heart device might save your life but leave you miserable. That awful possibility is the reason for new advice urging doctors to talk more honestly with people who have very weak hearts and are considering pumps,pacemakers,new valves or procedures to open clogged arteries. Too often,patients with advanced heart failure dont realize what they are getting into when they agree to a treatment,and doctors assume they want everything possible done to keep them alive,says the new advice, published Monday by the American Heart Association and endorsed by other medical groups. It calls for shared decision making when patients face a chronic condition that often proves fatal and they need to figure out what they really want for their remaining days. If they also have dementia or failing kidneys, t he answer may not be a heart device to prolong their lives. atients may feel that the treatment was worse than the disease,said Dr. Larry Allen of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. One of his former patients is an example:a 74-year-old man too weak to go shopping or walk around his neighborhood. He was so miserable that doctors thought he would feel better with a mini artificial heart a $100,000 left ventricular assist device to make his heart pump better. The man suffered bleeding problems,needed a breathing machine and spent 10 weeks in the hospital. He and his wife hated that his device kept him tethered to a power supply or gave him only a few hours of freedom on battery power. Some models last longer. They came to us a couple months after he went home and said his quality of life was not what he wishedand asked to have the pump t urned off,Allen said. The man died about a year ago. By contrast,former Vice President Dick Cheney,71, has been living with a heart assist device since the summer of 2010 and reports doing well for noin his recent memoir. Cheney,who had the first of five heart attacks at age 37,proudly shows off the long-life batteries he wears in a vest. Every day,I walk in and o ut of hospitals meeting husbands with sick wives,child ren with sick parents and parents with sick children. I find myself saying the same t hing over and over again. Make sure you take care of yourself because you will be no help to them if youre sick. T oo often,care givers put their own health aside to care for the ones they love. One study has found the health and mortality of hun-d reds of heavy cares givers that means the c are givers that provide ADLs (activities of daily liv-i ng) over several years has resulted high in rates of depression,poor eating habits,chronic illness and unintended weight loss. This study should not be t aken lightly. I you are a care giver who regularly helps your loved ones with ADLs its critical for you to find time to rest,exercise,e at right,socialize and take a break from care giving every now and then. There are skilled facilities that provide respite care; respite care is as ervice that is provided by skilled nursing facilities like t he Oaks at Avon where you can schedule a well-neededb reak. Your loved ones would we receive a round the clock nursing,meals,and laundry services,recreation and much more. There are several different forms of r espite care to choose from in your home or in ours. R espite care is not covered by insurance or Medicare,as it is considered c ustodial care and not skilled care. Most respite care is privately paid (i.e. paid by the individual or family out of pocket). The good newsa bout respite care is that there are a range of options to put together an affordable plan. Additionally,it is important for families toc onsider the value of respites benefits. H ere are a few local and national resources:A lzheimer's Association 134 Ridgewood Dr.,Sebring, 385-3444; Florida Department of Elderly Affairs; Oaks at Avon,4535200; Area Agency on Aging; Elder Hotline,800963-5337; and Nu-HopeE lder Care Services. These agencies are all available to help care givers,if its to look for funding or just as as upport system. As health care providers,the care givershealth is just as important as our patients. Angel Wiggins is admissions marketing director for the Oaks at Avon. She can be reached at 453-5200. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. D ear Pharmacist: I took the stool test you recommended called GI Effects by Metametrix Labs,and its positive for high levels of ab acteria called H. Pylori. My doctor is treating me aggressively since it causes ulcers and stomach cancer. Im so glad you recommended thist est,it sheds light on all my symptoms.! What natural supplements can help? S.N.,Gainesville Answer: Awesome,its g reat to hear good feedback, and that youve discovered the underlying cause of yourp ain. Nothing bugs me more than people getting treated with 17 different antibioticsa nd long-term acid blockers, which may help temporarily b ut tend to wreak a lot of havoc in some individuals because of the drug mugginge ffect and high incidence of i ntestinal hyperpermeability (termed leaky gut). Most people take a breath test to find H. pylori,you dont necessarily need a stool test. L ots of you reading this are infected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and dont know it because you only associatew ith ulcers,reflux,bloating, nausea or a deep gnawing pain in your stomach. Oh no, there are many more symptoms,including frequentb elching (its almost uncontrollable),a change in appetite (usually reducedu nexplained weight loss, joint or muscle pain,chronic fatigue and lots of psycho-l ogical symptoms. Seriously,the bug best k nown for causing gastric and duodenal ulcers can also mess with your head. H.p ylori can put you in a brain fog where you feel like you cant figure anything out, make clear decisions or con-c entrate well. It can even contribute to depression. N ow,what are you going to do since youve been diagnosed with H. pylorii nfection. Follow your physicians a dvice,and discuss all my suggestions below.Ask him about the following naturalt reatments,in no particular o rder: Mastic gum:Shown in a 2010 Phytomedicine study to eradicate H. pylori,the researchers used 350 mil-l igrams three times daily for 14 days. Cranberry juice:Not the sugary beverages,I mean pure cranberry juice (or sup-p lements). You can make your own at home,too. Probiotics:These supplements dont eradicate H. pylori but restoring yourf riendly microflora reduces colonization of bad bacteria. d supplement,versus eatingy ogurt. Coconut oil:This contains monolaurin,a natural anti-f ungal and anti-microbial; this is a totally harmless a pproach to help eradicate H. pylori. Include about two teaspoons a day in your diet. B roccoli sprouts:They c ontain sulforaphanecompounds which repair gastric mucosa even after its beend amaged by H. pylori. A 2011 study suggests broccoli sprouts helps reduce risk of H pylori induced gastric cancer. Also,in Cancer P revention Research 2009, r esearchers concluded that Daily intake of sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprouts for two months reduces H. pylori colonizat ion...There is no correlation with alfalfa sprouts. Health food stores sell broccoli extracts called I3C a nd another version called DIM. Oregano and garlic:Two spices you should cook wit h t o your hearts content. You can also buy supplements of Oregano Oiland Aged G arlic Extractif you want a more potent dose. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, March 23, 2012www.newssun.com GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 8 8 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 9 9 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 3 3 L AMPE & KEIFFER; 3.639"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 6 6 APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 7 7 NEWELL, STEVE/HEARTLAND POPS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 3 /21,23,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 1 1 5 5 8 8 Care givers need to remember to take care of themselves, too HEALTHYLIVING H. Pylori may be bugging you, causing psychological symptoms Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen Guest Column Angel Wiggins Advice urges wider sharing of heart care decisions


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 23, 2012Page 7B M ILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, millers AC-V3; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 6 6 7 7 6 6 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 Breastfeeding classes plannedS EBRING Florida Hospital's breastfeeding class instructors are certified lactation consultants with experience in breastfeedings upport. A variety of topics are covered,including benefits to mother and baby,getting started,positioning,latch,m aintaining milk supply, going back to work,and community resources. In addition,mothers may attend La Leche Leaguem eetings on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Florida Hospital. P articipants may register at the registration desk at Florida Hospital Heartlando r call 863-402-3258. The following classes h ave been scheduled: Wednesday,March 28, from 7-8:30 p.m..,at FloridaH ospital Heartland in Sebring on Sun n Lake B lvd.,Conference Room 3. Wednesday,May 2, from 7-8:30 p.m.,at Florida Hospital Heartland in Sebring on Sun n LakeB lvd.,Conference Room 3. Call Jill Jernigan at 4023 258 for more information.Childbirth education classes plannedS EBRING Florida Hospitals childbirth education classes focus on informi ng and preparing parents for the childbirth experience. I nstructors are certified childbirth educators with experience in labor support. Topics covered include c omfort measures such a breathing patterns,relaxation and massage,medications and epidural,and medical options such as induction and cesarean birth. Infant care and postpartum care are also included. Each class meets one n ight per week for four weeks. The course fee is $40. It is recommended that all support persons planning toa ttend the birth accompany mom to class. Participants may register at the registration desk at Florida Hospital Heartlando r call 863-402-3258. Students should bring two pillows and a beach towel or blanket to class. The following classes have been scheduled: Wednesdays,April 425,from 6:30-9 p.m.,at F lorida Hospital Heartland in Sebring on Sun n Lake Blvd. Thursdays,May 3-24, from 6:30-9 p.m.,at Florida H ospital Heartland in Sebring on Sun n Lake Blvd. Call Jill Jernigan at 4023258 for more information.Outreach scheduleA ce Homecare offers the following community outr each events: Monday 9 a.m.,Coping with Transitions,Resthavena ssisted living facility,off S.R. 64,Resthaven Road, Z olofo Springs; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe assisted living C ommunity,Sun n Lake Boulevard,Sebring. Tuesday 9 a.m.,Health Fair,Groves,behind Sebring Diner,U.S. 27 Sebring. W ednesday 10:30 a.m., Health Fair,Lake Placid Meal Site,Interlake Boulevard,Lake Placid; 9 a.m.,Health Fair,Avon ParkM eal Site,Main Street,Avon Park; 1 p.m.,Health Fair, T anglewood,U.S. 27 HEALTHYLIVING Snapshots By DR. KELLY PEPPER S pecial to the News-SunSpring is a beautiful time of the year,unless thism eans suffering with hay fever,itchy eyes,itchy skin, runny nose or asthma. Fortunately there are some simple,natural strategies tou se instead of antihistamines or steroids (which actually worsen the underlying problems that are causing the allergies). 1. Boost the immune syst em When we talk about allerg ies,boosting the immune system is integral to relief. Eliminate things that canw eaken the immune system such as high sugar and r efined foods. Substitute, instead,nutritional ammo such as carrots,spinach, sweet potatoes,garlic and broccoli. Wallop stress withp rayer,meditation,deep breathing techniques,mass age,acupuncture and going for a walk in nature. 2. Elimination dietsU nderlying food sensitivities can trigger the same p ost-nasal drip,runny nose, and sinusitis symptoms as environmental allergies.E limination diets are fairly simple. Cut out the most common culprits,which i nclude dairy,wheat,eggs and soy.At the end of two w eeks,you will know if food sensitivities are involved by a vast improvement or resolution of your symptoms. Add one foodg roup at a time back into your diet every three days until you identify the offender 3. Optimize gut health Many of our immune system challenges are caused by an underlying gut dysfunction. These problems can begin in the stomachw ith inadequate enzyme and acid production. Food that has not been digested properly then makes its way into the intes-t ines to rot,putrefy and ferment. Not a pretty situation. Hence,our resident gut flora do not flourish well,setting up the stage for dysbiosis, unwanted and unhealthyb acteria,fungi and parasites, and leaky gut. T hese conditions pave the way for allergies and multiple sensitivities. Correctiono f this problem begins by supplementing with enzyme a nd acid support for the stomach and probiotics for the intestines. Some dietary changes may be necessary if there is yeast or fungal over-g rowth. 4. A healthy life demands a healthy liver The liver is responsible for metabolizing all of theh istamine that is being released by numerous cells i n the body.When the liver is distressed or congested the removal of histamine ando ther offending substances is backed up,worsening our allergy symptoms. A distressed liver may not show up in blood work until i t is 80 percent compromised. Functional questionnaires may be helpful in uncovering liver distress. Eliminating or reducingu nnecessary drugs,alcohol, caffeine and environmental stressors needs to be considered. Feeding the liver cruciferous vegetables,beet greens and milk thistle helps in restoring function to the l iver. 5. Healthy adrenals Y our adrenal glands function as the braking system for your immune system bys ecreting cortisol to keep the immune response from going unrestrained. C ommon symptoms of adrenal dysfunction include l ack of energy,fatigue,sleep disturbances,muscle and joint pain,migraines,low sex drive,chronic stress and poor memory.Adrenal func-t ion can be easily assessed with saliva testing. If adrenal dysfunction exists,caffeine and sugar need to be eliminated from the diet. Foods and whole food supplements rich in the B and C complexes nourish the adrenals. Supportive h erbs include licorice, rehmannia,rhodiola and Korean ginseng. 6 Move well and rest well There are numerous studies and testimonials that regu lar exercise can improve or help resolve seasonal allerg ies. Exercise helps to burn off accumulated stress that taxes the adrenals,liver,gut and immune system. Regular exercise cani mprove the function of these systems. Likewise,adequate sleep is necessary to help these systems regenerate and recharge. Several ways to control allergies M etro T here are several natural ways to help control your allerg ies.


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, March 23, 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.childres choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs.Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m.Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, a nd missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet.First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E.Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:385-5154.Dr. David E.Richardson, senior pastor; Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.;Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky G otsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D. Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship,1 0:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month.The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552. Home phone:214-3025.Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Ken Geren, interim pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C.Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service,6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3823695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757.Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor.Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com;Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retired Rev.J.Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R.McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe.Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m.and noon MondayFriday;9 a.m.Saturday.Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m.Saturday, 5 p.m.Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m.Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass;5 p.m.Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center).Confession:every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215.Father Michael J. Cannon.Mass schedule:Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.;Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 465-7065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor.Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons,a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. A lzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:3850358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 382-1343. Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off site Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N.Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. P ine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S.Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825.Minister:Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service.Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870;385-7443.We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway.Our hours of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W. Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Don Seymour, Senior Pastor.Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING This Sunday is the fifth Sunday in Lent. Worship service withC ommunion will be led by Deacon David Thoresen. Worship assistant is Jim Fiedler,Communion assistant is Ron Fitzpatrick,andl ector is Sue Cushman. Wednesday is Soup Supper. The theme for Wednesdays service is You Shall Love the Lord with AllY our Heartby Ron Fitzpatrick,and on March 28 it will be Go Therefore and Make Disciples of All Nationsby Ed Graff.Christ Lutheran Church, LCMSAVON PARK This Sunday Pastor Scott McLeanw ill preach a sermon titled Promises,Promises.Join m embers for a Soup Supper on Wednesday.The theme for Lenten devotional is The Trials of Jesus The Voice of Herodby PastorJ ohn Hirst. The church is at 1320 C ounty Road 64,east of the Avon Park High School. Call 471-2663 or online at christ-l utheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Reality.Thek eynote is from Deuteronomy 32:3,4 ... Declare the greatness of our God! His work is perfect. The church is at 146 N. F ranklin St.Christian Training Church S EBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled Seeing What He Sees:Part at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesdayn ight Bible study is studying the Gospel of John.Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID All are i nvited for Singspiration a good old fashioned gospel sing on Sunday.Then on Wednesday the church will host the music ministry ofT om Shelton. Eastside Christian Church i s at 101 Peace Ave.,two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621. Phonen umber is 465-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Rev. George M iller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, Seeing Jesus,Seeing God, with Scripture from John 12:20-36. T he church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.F aith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morning,the church cele-b rates the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Guest Pastor Ron E ngel will deliver his message based on all three readings of the day:Jeremiah3 1:31-34,Psalm 119:9-16, Hebrews 5:1-10 and Mark 1 0:35-45. Bible Study on Tuesday is Religions of the World (Focusing on the U.S.led by Roy Allen. P re-Lent Service Soup and Sandwich Dinner will be W ednesday. Plans are under way to start a Beth Moore Bibles tudy on Esther. This is a nine-week study. If interested call the office so enough books can be ordered. Thes tudy is scheduled to start on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.,in the fellowship hall on April 9, after Easter. The study may also take place on Fridaym ornings or Saturdays mornings. Call 385-7848 or email faithlutheransebring@embarqmail.com. The phone number to F aiths Closet is 385-2782.First Christian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK PBPWMGINFWMYwow,what a sermon title. See what thisa cronym stands for ... do you think you know? Pastor Greg R atliff will bring this sermon with Scripture coming from 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13. Int his sermon,the pastor will remind us that we are forgive n when God is at work in us. This church will join Eastside Christian Church in Lake Placid for an upcomingO ld Fashioned Sing Spiration. F irst Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind theW achovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com. The church website isw ww.firstcchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the L ords Table this Sunday morning will be Juanita Roberts and Linda Ellis. Communion will be served by Joyce Winstel andC atherine Baker. Childrens Church leaders for Sunday will be Mike and Carol Graves. The pastors sermon is titled The River of Life,t aken from Revelation 22:19. S ervices for Maundy Thursday will start at 7 p.m. Good Friday service beginsa t 10 a.m. Easter Sunday service:Sunday school is 9 a .m. and the worship service follows at 10:30 a.m. Call 385-0352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning,Pastor BobJ ohnsons sermon will be Unity Within Diversity based on I Corinthians 12:131. T he choirs introit will be In Holy Reverence,Lord, We Comeand the anthem will be Once Upon a Tree. The adult Sunday school c lass is continuing their study of David in II Samuel Chapter 24 in which God punishes David. On Wednesday,Johnson w ill lead the Bible study on the topic The Basics of the Faith. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with twoe ntrances on Lagrande Street). For questions,call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Sowing a nd Reapingis the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A.P eer. Youth Group will be transp orted to Lakeshore Mall on Tuesday for the movie October Baby.Pick-up: 6:30 p.m. at the mall (unless other arrangements haveb een made). Fellowship covered dish Church News Continued on page 9B


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 23, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion.Coffee hour following services.Newcomers welcome.Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com .The church is at 839 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 church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid 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, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone:385-3234;Fax:385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W. Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.;Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.;Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.;Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes.Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary;contemporary worship is at 11 a.m.Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m.in the educational building. Wednesday:6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high schoolursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday):grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.;grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.;grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.Call the 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, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit 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. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION supper will be Wednesday in fellowship hall. Join the group for a tripto Israel presented by Bob andB arbara Wood. Bring a covered dish to share; beverages will be provided. For more information,call 385-0107.First United Methodist Church of SebringS EBRING Rev.A.C. Bryants message will be the fifth word of Christ Thirst with Scripture from John 19:28. Call the church office for i nformation at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 1 26 S. Pine St. Visit the website at www.sebringfirstumc.com.Grace Pointe ChurchS EBRING Grace Pointe Church is at the S ebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. Tuesday home Bible study is a new series,Seeing What Abraham Saw. Abrahams greatest ordeall eads to his greatest blessings from God. Members are going to follow Abraham and see what he saw and apply it to our lives. S unday morning worship will have the pastor continuing the series Possession Preparationthe Israelites had preparations to make.T he same is true today. If we want to take possession of something,we must make preparation to do so. Knowing what to do andh ow to do it will make all the difference. WOW Radio will be a p owerful tool to reach people everywhere. Go to www.wowradionetwork.com.C lick on the Praise Him tab. Anyone wishing to join F riday night Bible study with GoToMeeting,let the pastor know by calling (8636 58-2534. Visit www.gracepointeministries.net. This w ill connect to you to Ustream. Ustream is available (live or 24/7) of all services in Sebring.H eartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sundayw ill be Two Brothers,Two Crosses,and Two Choices, with Scripture from Luke2 3:32-33. Communion is offered during the service w eekly. The service will also include Heartland Singerss inging Somebody Prayed for Me,and Walt M alinowski singing At the Cross. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix ber 314-9693.M emorial United Methodist ChurchL AKE PLACID Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the Heritage WorshipS ervice and the Celebration Worship Service. The S anctuary Choir will present special music. Pastor Fred Ball will p reach at the New Song contemporary service in Rob R eynolds Hall. Bible fellowship will meet in the Lighthouse at 6 p.m., led by Pastor Fred Ball. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information,call4 65-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, s Word Saves,is taken from John 3:11-21. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bringt he Sunday morning message. The Sunday evening service will be the end-ofthe-month-sing,followed by fellowship time. TheW ednesday evening service will be praise,prayer and interactive Bible study. T here will be an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday,April 8.St. John United Methodist Church SEBRING The Rev. S hiela Swangers message will be Temptation:Testing G odat all three services. Biblical reference is from Mark 1:12-13.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Rev. Clyde Weavers sermon willb e Denial Is Costly. Fellowship follows the service.The Way Church EFCASEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums message will focus on demons. T he Difference Makers Youth meet Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. M arch 24 the youth will hold a car wash at Advance Auto Parts South beginninga t 9 a.m. The Way Church EFCA i s at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The pastor is Reinhold Buxbaum. Thec hurch phone is 471-6140; the pastors cell is 273-3674. F or church information and the pastors messages,go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 8B R ELIGION GUIDELINES: The N ews-Sunp ublishes religion news on Fridays. T he submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be c onsidered for publication in the following Fridas paper. S ubmit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,N ewsS un, 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For i nformation,call 385-6155,ext. 516.


C M Y K Car wash, bake sale at SunridgeSEBRING The S unridge Baptist Church announces two simultaneous e vents on Saturday.The youth of the church will have a car wash along the front of the building (Valerie Boulevard) ande xtending around to the paved parking lot on the e ast side of the building from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. In addition,there will be bakedg oods for sale. This event will raise f unds for the youth to attend Acquire the Firemusic event next month. S pecial activities will continue on Sunday,which is High Attendance Sunday. S unday School classes are competing with each other t o invite the highest number of people to attend Bible study at 9 a.m. with prizes awarded to the class with the most. The churchsm onth-long focus on sharing the gospel with all 50 states, all 10 provinces of Canada, and the U.S. territories (North American Missions) continues,and there will be a North American Missions B oard speaker in the morning worship service. S unridge Baptist Church is at 3704 Valerie Blvd. at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Valerie Boulevard, directly across the street from Florida Hospital. For m ore information,call 3823695.New pastor joins Adventist ChurchAVON PARK Avon P ark Seventh-day Adventist Church was hungry for a new pastor. Associate PastorR ick Szilagyi had accepted a call to another church in Florida. Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher,lonesome for ice and snow,hadg one to pastor a church in M ichigan. Senior Pastor Paul Boling was scheduled for major surgery. Therefore,the arrival of Ryan Amos and his wifew as especially welcome news. He is a fourth generation Seventh-day AdventistC hristian. His father,grandf ather and great-grandfather all served as church elders. Amos has carried the family tradition a bit further by studying for a bachelorsd egree in theology and psychology at Atlantic Union College. After graduation,h e served as a church pastor in Rochester,N.H. He cont inued his education by studying for a masters degree at Liberty University in Lynchburg,Va. While studying for his masters,he served as youth director in Virginia. Amos accepted the call and arrived December 2011. With him was his relatively new wife,Kayleigh. Theyw ere married in August 2010. He is especially intere sted in helping young people and young married coup les to cement a firm relationship with Jesus,the t ruest friend.Forresters bring m essage in songSEBRING The F orresters will be bringing a message in song at 10 a.m. S unday at Calvary Church Hammock Road. P lan to attend and support this great group.First Baptist Church hosts Holy WeekLAKE PLACID First B aptist Church of Lake Placid,119 E. Royal Palm S t.,will be the host church for Holy Week,April 2-6. The churchs phone is 4653721 and website is www.fbclp.com. Community service time is from 121 2:30 p.m. (lunch will not be served this year). M ondays speaker is Michael Cannon of St. James Catholic Church. Tuesdays speaker is Fred B all of Memorial United Methodist Church. Wednesdays speaker is Ra y C ameron of First Presbyterian Church. Thursdays speaker is RayC ulpepper of Eastside Christian Church. andF ridays speaker is Brett Morey of First Baptist C hurch of Lake Placid. Music by Bill Lewis Ministries. This event is sponsored by the Lake Placid Christia n M inisterial Association.Roberts speaks at Sebring Christian ChurchSEBRING Shirley Roberts,author of Doris INC,will be at Sebring Christian Church from 2-3 p.m. today to offer a free Caregivers Seminar. Roberts will share her expe rience in dealing with al oved one with Alzheimer s and the transition of placing that loved one in a nursing home. She will offer valuable and insightful tips on making the transition ase asy as possible on all con cerned. Light refreshments will be s erved. Sebring Christian Church is at 4514 Hammock Road. For more information call Lately,I have noticed a lot of news regarding alla spects of the body. According to one report I read,this is a multibillion dollar-a-year business. I never knew my body wasw orth so much money. Im tempted to sell it,or at least rent it out on a part-timeb asis. I did not know how big of a deal this was until onen ight this past week I had a little trouble sleeping. O ne reason I have trouble falling asleep is my deep fear of falling. Actually,itsn ot the fall that worries me so much as that sudden s top. For some inexplicable reason I always stop three inches past the floor. I would not worry so much about falling asleep ifI knew I was going to fall on my pillow instead of the f loor. However,I cant count on anything these days. Not even my fingers. I once woke up in the middle of the night engaged i n a vicious life or death pillow fight. Unfortunately, the pillow won and I cannot f ind anyone to take my case. I did find one lawyer but he was three-sheets-to-thewind and my case was nob reeze. One fear I have in the middle of the night is falling into the hands of some vicious nightmareb ecause of my horsing around the day before. My w ife keeps nagging me about my daytime activitiesb ut I have a hard time harnessing these erratic urges. Often when I have trouble going to sleep or when I wake up in the middle oft he night and cant get back to sleep I simply get up quietly so as not to disturb the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and turn on thet elevision. I once disturbed her; when I came to,I vowed never to repeat that offense. You would think with so many channels on television there would be something interesting to watch in the middle of the night. Something that would make the time spent profitably. Unfortunately,the nighttime airwaves are devoted to things holding no interest for anybody still clutching to a slim strand of sanity. You do not have to be crazy to watch nighttime TV; it is just a consequence of watching nighttime TV. What I do not understand is why they run so many infomercials for exercise equipment at two oclock in the morning. Who in their right mind is up that time of night? I know Im not. Using my remote,I channel surfed for probably 20 minutes and found nothing but people demonstrating exercise equipment and taunting me that I need to begin an exercise regimen ifI am going to live a healthy life. One mans healthy life is another mans pain in the back,the knees and the elbows. After all this exercise,I only end up with a tennis elbow and athletes foot. Not only exercise equipment,but also a good portion of these infomercials touts on the latest fad diet. According to one commercial I can lose all the weightI want to lose in a sixmonth period for only six easy payments of $99 which they would gladly charge to my credit card account. Call right now,they invite through the televisions creen,for this special onetime offer. This special one-time o fferis conveniently offered every night. The only weight being lost isf rom my checking account. If anyone ever had a gander a t my checkbook,they would readily see that my goose is cooked. Perhaps Ic ould start a new fad diet: Cooked Goose. I could mark et myself as the Cooked Goose Gourmet. All this hype made me hungry,so I raided the refrigerator and kidnapped at asty snack and immediately put it out of its misery and i nto my middle-age spread. I say enough is enough. I am tired of other peoplet elling me how to take care of my body. It takes all the s trength and energy I have to drag my body from one place to another,let alone a dding exercise to my daily schedule. For a person my age I get plenty of exercise,more than I really need. A typicald ay for me always includes a rigid exercise regime; jumping to conclusions, running my mouth even when Im told to be quietf rom You Know Who and throwing my weight around e very chance I get. After a full day of this,I am thor-o ughly exhausted. For my money,its my body and Ill exercise it if I have to,thank you. However,right now,I havem ore important things to do. Places to go. People do see. Experiences to enjoy. I cant think of any right now,but anything is bettert han some artificial exercise program. Who do you think I am? Jack LaLane? With all this emphasis on exercise,I wish some of these people would exercise the right to keep their viewpoint to themselves. In my opinion,the apostle Paul had the right attitude about all of this. I like what he writes to a young man by the name of Timothy. For bodily exercise profiteth little:but godliness is profitable unto all things,having promise of the life that now is,and of that which is to come(1 Timothy 4:8 KJV). The body exercised is no substitute for the daily exercise of godliness. To exercise godliness is to make the best possible use of each day. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at (352 jamessnyder2@att.net. The web site is whatafellowship.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun Page 10BNews-SunFriday, March 23,, 2012www.newssun.com FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 3/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 7 7 5 5 FIRST ASSEMBLY GOD (RETAIL 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 1 1 3 3 9 9 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 1 1 9 9 4 4 RELIGION Its my body; Ill exercise it if I have to Guest Column Rev. James L. Snyder Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Soft Gospel Soundsof Carol and George Kline willb e in concert once again at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Southside Baptist Church, 379 S. Commerce Ave.,across from the courthouse in downtown Sebring. Their performance at the Forever FriendsG athering,a lunch ministry offered through Southside Baptist Church,is open to the public. A $4 donation secures a seat and a great hot lunch. Originally from Pennsylvania,the K lines make their home here in Sebring,giving concerts and shows all across the Sunshine State throughout the winter months. But they travel from spring into fall,performing at various churches,retirement communities,dinner shows,campgrounds,RV rallies, etc. Their summer tour this year beginsa t the beautiful Treasure Lake Resort in Branson,Mo.,and their gospel concerts include a wide variety of southern gospel favorites,many done in the style of Elvis Presles gospel greats. CarolK lines voice has been likened to that of the late Patsy Cline when she sings Just A Closer Walk With Thee,which was just one of two gospel songs recorded by the late country singer. T he Klines have performed on three Carnival cruise ships,and a fourth show cruise is planned for March 2013. After starting with a gospel group in the early 1980s,Carol Kline continued to add new programs and a wide variety of country,Big Band,and oldies favorites to their music repertoire. They have long been a popular singing pair ande njoy sharing their close harmony, whether singing gospel greats,or performing those all-time country and popular favorites. Visit their website at www.carolkline.net for schedulingi nformation. Come let your spirit by renewed by the Soft Gospel Sounds of Carol and George Kline in the Ministry Center adjacent to Southside Baptist Church,3 79 S. Commerce Ave.,Sebring at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Call the church office at 385-0752 for more information. Country Love and Gospel concert planned Snapshots GENEVA (APThe Rev. Jesse Jackson says he is working to lead a delegation of religious figures to Syria to help find an end to the violence that has wracked the country. Jackson said that an internatonal delegation of religious leadersis trying to go to Moscow and Damascus if thell let us in. He didnt elaborate on who would else would be part of the group but said you never know which voice will finally resonate. Jackson says the delegation would press for an immediate cease-fire,aid access and the start of political negotiations between the government and the opposition. The civil rights leader has a long record of mediating in conflicts and has previously met with Syrias President Bashar Assad before the start of the current violence. Jackson aims to lead religious delegation to Syria


C M Y K By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie CriticRecently,I made the mistake of joking on Twitter about the possibility of a Team Peeta vs. Team Galed ynamic,referring to the two young men who hold special places in the heart of Katniss Everdeen,the 16-year-old heroine of The HungerG ames. Some people played along but many were appalled att he very idea of something as cliched and flimsy as a love triangle defining they oung woman theve come to admire so fiercely from S uzanne Collinsbest-selling trio of novels,the first adaptation of which makes itsw ay to the screen this weekend amid great fervor and e xpectation. I learned very quickly: These people do not mess around when it comes to Katniss. T hose same fans should be thoroughly satisfied with the f aithfulness of Gary Ross film,with its propulsive nature and vivid imagery:am ix of decadent costumes and architecture and harsh, u nforgiving exteriors. At its center is Jennifer Lawrence, an ideal choice to play this s trong,independent young woman. Those who saw her Oscar-nominated performance in 2010s Winters Bonealready were aware ofh er startling screen presence her natural beauty, instincts and maturity beyond her years. And yet theres a youthful energy ande ven a vulnerability that make her relatable to the c ore,target audience of female fans. Lawrence ise ndlessly watchable,and she better be,since shes in nearly every single shot of Ross film. And speaking of Ross,he m ay seem an unlikely choice to direct a movie about a futuristic,fascist world in which teenagers must fight each other to the death in ane xploitative display of national loyalty and pride. He is,after all,the man behind such clever,charming and uplifting films as Dave,Pleasantvilleand Seabiscuit.But those movies,while based on high-concept premises,ultimately had pointed things to say about politics and society.The methodology of The Hunger Gamesmay be more complicated but its darkly satirical message is unmistakable. The script adheres rather closely to Collinsnovel no surprise there since she co-wrote it with Ross and Billy Ray although it does truncate some of the subplots that give the book its greatest emotional heft as well as soften the brutal violence of the games themselves,ostensibly in the name of securing a PG-13 rating. Still,the makers of The Hunger Gameshave managed the difficult feat of crafting a film that feels both epic and intimate at once. A post-apocalyptic version o f North America has been divided into 12 districts. E very year,a teenage boy and girl from each are selected randomly at the Reapingand sent to the opulent,art deco Capitol, where there made over, trained and primed to fight each other until one is lefts tanding in the sprawling arena. Gamesmakers manipulate their surroundings, ruman Show-style; Wes Bentley,sporting fiendishf acial hair,functions as a sadistic version of Christof i n a control room on high. Every minute of competit ion is breathlessly broadcast to the nation,with viewers rooting for and betting on their favorites; having a sympathetic back story isc rucial,and similarities to reality shows like Survivor or even American Idolare clearly intended. Even the programs host (StanleyT ucci in an upswept blue do) has a huge personality but isnt so outlandish that you couldnt image him as the face of some top-rated primetime game show. Katniss lives with her widowed mother and beloved younger sister,Prim,in the distant District 12,known for its poverty and mining a place visually reminiscent of the Ozarks of Winters Bone.An expert hunter witha bow and arrow,she spends her days seeking food for her family in the forest with her best friend,the hunky Gale (Liam Hemsworth). Some of the strongest moments in The Hunger Gamesare not the big action sequences,where the effects tend to look a bit cheesy,but rather the quieter exchanges like the ones Lawrence and Hemsworth effortlessly share. But when Prims name is called at the Reaping, Katniss springs into action to volunteer instead. This is one of those scenes in which you dont need to have read the book to feel emotionally engaged; the drama and the tears feel real,and there not overplayed. Katniss male counterpart is Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson the bakers sweet but bland son. Together there to receive mentoring from the frequently inebriated Haymitch (Woody Harrelson),the last winner from District 12; the characters rough edges have been buffed significantly and its not an improvement. Elizabeth Banks is nearly unrecognizable as Effie, their garish,perky escort. They also undergo mandated m akeovers from their stylist, Cinna (Lenny Kravitz in ani nspired bit of casting he and Lawrence have a lovely rapport together). Theres never any question as to whether Katnissw ill win there are two more books waiting to be made into movies after this one so the challenge comes from maintaining as ense of tension and immersion in this dystopian world as competitors drop off one by one,which Ross and Co. achieve. The Hunger Gamesruns nearly two and a half hours in length but is the rare film that never drags and doesnt overstay its welcome. It could keep running as long as Katniss does,and wed want to be right there every heart-pounding step of the way. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, March 23, 2012Page 11B Fairmount 1x6 00018205 DIVERSIONS Dear Abby: Years ago I lostm y beautiful wife. We had been married for more than 30 years. I boughta plot at the cemet ery for both of us, and shes buried there now. I have since remarried and have been blessed with another won-d erful wife. There are no spaces left next to the e xisting plot,although I would like to be placed between both my wivesw hen the time comes. Any recommendations? Mr. In-Between Dear Mr. In-Between: You have a couple of options. One would be to ask if your cemetery per-m its double-depthburials,in which one vault is p laced on top of another. Or,if you wish,upon your demise you could choosec remation for yourself and have your ashes divided a nd placed with both wives. I discussed your question w ith a wonderful lady,Lisa Carlson,executive director of the Funeral Ethics O rganization. Shes a mine of commonsense informat ion on the subject of death and funerals a subject many people find difficult to discuss. Lisa reminded me that y ears ago,funerals were handled at home and by the community,and children grew up understanding what would happen when a death occurred. However, as we turned death over tof uneral directors,much of that common knowledge h as been lost. The average adult plans only one funeral in a lifetime,and few schools teach us what our choices and rights are orh ow to save money on funerals. Readers,the Funeral Ethics Organization publishes free,state-specificp amphlets on the subject of funeral consumer rights. To download one for your state,visit its website, funeralethics.org,or send a business-size SASE to Funeral Ethics Organization,87 Upper Access Road,Hinesburg, VT 05461,for a print version. 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If he was passionate, attentive and verbal butn ow has withdrawn,ask him a simple question:Do you still want to be married to me?If he cant answer that one,its time to ask yourself an important question:Am I better off withh im or not?" If the answer is no, a ccept the fact that its time to end the marriage. Dear Abby is written by Abigail V an Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby atw ww.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 9 0069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send your name and mailing a ddress, plus check or money order for $14 (U.S. funds Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) Doubling up at cemetery makes room for two wives Dear Abby Both intimate and epic, Hunger Games should satisfy fans C ourtesy Murray Close/MCT Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks, leftviews Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) after The Reaping ceremony in The Hunger Games. Cinna (Lenny Kravitz, from left), Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) and Peeta Mellark Josh Hutcherson in The Hunger Games. Movie Review The Hunger Games Rating: PG-13 (intense violent thematic material, disturbing images involving teens) Running time: 142 minutes Review: (of 4 WASHINGTON (AP says he meant no offense when he joked at a presidential fundraiser featuring Michelle Obama that America might not be ready for a white first lady. My remarks,although spoken with satirical jest,were not meant to offend or embarrass anyone especially the first lady,De Niro said in a statement. 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C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, March 23, 2012 SOURCES:THE HUNGER GAMEST RILOGY; SCHOLASTIC;WWW. THEHUNGERGAMES MOVIE.COM.CHARACTERS K atniss E verdeen:The main character of the Hunger Games, Katniss lives in District 12 with her mother and sister, Primrose. Herf ather died in a mining accident when she was 11. Katniss provides for her family by illegally hunting outside the district fence and by trading att he Hob,a black market. When her sister is picked for the 74th annual Hunger Games, Katniss volunteers to take her place.Peeta Mellark:Katnissfellow District 12 tribute in the 74th Games,Peeta grew up in the districts merchant area. His parents are bakers,and he once purposely burned bread so he could give it to Katniss and her family, w ho were on the verge of starvation. Although she is unaware, Peeta has long had a crush on her.Gale H awthorne:Katnissbest friend in D istrict 12,Gale lost his father in the same mining accident that killed Katnissfather. He illegally hunts with Katniss and provides for his mother and younger siblings. He vows to protect and care for Katnissfamily when she goes to the Games.Primrose Everdeen:Katnisslittle sister,Primrose has a gentle disposition and a talent for healing. Effie Trinket:A woman from the Capitol,Effie is the official escort for the District 12 tributes.Haymitch Abernathy:District 12s only living Hunger Games victor, Haymitch must act as the tributes mentor,despite a penchant for heavy drinking.President Snow:The leader of Panem,Snow is a cruel man who keeps tight control over his country.Cinna:The assigned stylist for District 12,Cinna becomes a trusted friend and ally to Katniss. Immerse yourself in the world of The Hunger GamesSociety as we know it has fallen and has been replaced by the authoritarian nation of Panem. Residents live in tightly controlled districts and do what they can to avoid dying before their time.Yet death still may find them,simply by the luck of the draw.Because in this new society,the children must compete yearly in a fight to the death The Hunger Games. This is the future and the setting of the dark,dystopian and extremely popular trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The first book,The Hunger Games,was released to critical acclaim in 2008 and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for than 180 consecutive weeks.Now,the seriesfirst movie is due out March 23. In case you havent gulped down the fast-paced books,heres a primer on The Hunger Gamesto get you up to speed on everything from the main characters to the Games and districts. Merrie Leininger,Kim Ossi and Wendy Zang,McClatchy-TribuneTHE REAPINGOnce a year,every district child ages 12 to 18 has his or her name placed in a lottery. One boy and one girl are chosen from each district in a televised ceremony.Those selected are known as tributes. Some children,known as careers,train their whole lives for the Hunger Games. But poorer children are most likely to be chosen because adding your name more than once to the drawing nets you a tessera a stingy supply of grain and oil. A teen may do this for each of their family members as well,and the entries are cumulative. THE HUNGER GAMESOnce a child is chosen,they are given just a few minutes to say goodbye to family and friends. They are then swept off to the Capitolv ia train,where they are given a makeover and introduced to the country by television. Those who gain favor from wealthy viewers can receive sponsorships of food,supplies or medicine during the survival game. The Hunger Games are played in an outdoor arena,of sorts,but the landscape varies each year. Its part of the challenge presented by the head gamemaker. Cameras capture tributes every move so the whole nation can watch as the children fight for their lives.Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) P HOTOS BY MURRAY CLOSE/LIONSGATEKatniss Everdeen awaits the tribute lottery with other District 12 residents in The Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen prepares to fight for survival in The Hunger Games. The mockingjay pin, a gift from a friend in District 12,is Katniss special token for the H unger Games.SCHOLASTIC P AI/SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS/MCTAn interpretation of where Panems districts lay in relation to each other. THE CAPITOLThe residents of the Capitol are frivolous, wasteful people who live in luxury without want or hunger, but they are still closely watched at all times.They are obsessed with entertainment and fashion, and many have altered their appearance to accord with the latest trends. DISTRICT 1 Known for: Luxury Purpose: Provide the Capitol with the most decadent and exceptional goods, including diamonds and gems. Notable:Wealthiest district outside the Capitol. Considered a careerdistrict, where children are specially trained for the Games.PANEMPanem is what is left of North America,years after droughts,storms and rising sea levels devastated the food supply. Battles for what remained resulted in an authoritarian government based in the Capitol,in an area presumed to be near the Rocky Mountains,with 13 districts spread out from there. About 75 years before the first novel begins,a rebellion known as the Dark Days took place. The districts rose up against the Capitol,but they were unsuccessful,and District 13 was reportedly w iped out completely.All the districts are surr ounded by fences,and residents are not permitte d to travel between them. F ollowing the Dark Days,the Hunger Games w ere established as both a punishment and a warn ing to never again rebel. DISTRICT 2Known for: Masonry Purpose: Supply the bricks, stones and mortar on which Panem is built. Notable: This is also the district where Panems Peacekeepers (police trained and where weapons are manufactured.Also a career district. DISTRICT 3Known for: Electronics Purpose: Bring innovation to Panem by studying the art, skill and craft of technology. Notable: Most citizens in this district work in factories making things like televisions, automobiles and explosives. DISTRICT 4Known for: Fishing Purpose: Bring the bounty of the sea to the whole nation of Panem. Notable: One of the wealthier districts.Also a career district. DISTRICT 5Known for: Power Purpose: Generate the power to keep all of Panems lights shining brightly. Notable: Reported to have a low number of tesserae-claiming children.DISTRICT 6Known for: Transportation Purpose: Wherever your destination may be, you couldnt get there without us. Notable: Among the products made here:hover cars. DISTRICT 7Known for: Lumber Purpose: Bring Panem the finest lumber nature can provide, from the forest to the mills. Notable: Heavily wooded.Tributes from here are usually good with axes.DISTRICT 8Known for: Textiles Purpose: Make all of Panem look good, from the runways of the Capitol to the cobblestone streets of the lowliest Districts. Notable: Factories make all clothes, including Peacekeeper uniforms. Urban, industrial area with rundown tenements. DISTRICT 9Known for: Grain Purpose: No nutritious diet could be complete without the grains we grow. Notable: The breadbowl of Panem. DISTRICT 10Known for: Livestock Purpose: Provide Panem with the freshest, tastiest, most tender meats from pasture to plate. Notable: In the 74th Hunger Games, this district sends a boy with a crippled foot. DISTRICT 11Known for: Agriculture Purpose: Keep Panem nourished and strong with the fruits and vegetables we cultivate. Notable: Almost everything grown goes to the Capitol.Tracker jackers genetically altered killer wasps are a danger here. DISTRICT 12Known for: Mining Purpose: Venture deep within the earth to extract the coal which keeps Panem going. Notable: One of the poorest, most ridiculed districts.Food is scarce, and some residents turn to the black market to feed their families. DISTRICT 13Known for:Nuclear technology, graphite miningNotable:One of the original districts, 13 was reportedly obliterated by the Capitol during the uprisings and is uninhabitable. 1 7 3 4 C 2 1 0 9 5 6 1 1 8 12 13 District No. LEGENDReviewMovie should satisfy fans PAGE11B