The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 03-25-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
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United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
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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 SAMANTHA GHOLAR s gholar@newssun.com SEBRING Flying museums circled the Sebring Regional Airport sky Saturday in formations over hundreds of aviation and war enthu-s iasts. The War Birds event brought unique military airplanes to Sebring for the public to enjoy. Several different types of aircraft were spread across the airport grounds but it was easy to see which was the crowdsf avorite. The training airplanes,both Navy a nd Air Force,stole the show just before noon as guests were glued to two planes preparing for a formation show. Commercial pilot and owner of a T -28 training airplane Luc Joly was busy preparing one of the training aircraft for the air presentation. What we do is training and instructional flights. I instruct andg et people up to speed. These planes are designed for training,Joly said. The New Yorker splits his time between commercial piloting and f lying for fun and describes it as his labor of love.Joly spends so much of his free time working on his personal plane in fact that his wife calls the aircraft the other woman. J oly has been in an aircraft practically since birth and purchased the T-28 in 1998. ve been in planes since I was a c hild. I used to sit in my dads lap and move the wheel and pretend I was flying; he was also a pilot,Joly explained. JolysT-28 Navy aircraft is a u nique aircraft that has a long war history.According to Joly,his airplane was built in 1957 and sent to NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, March 25, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 40 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 83 58C omplete Forecast PAGE 8A Some sun with a shower or T-storm F orecast Question: Should charges be filed in the shooting of Trayvon Martin? Next question: Should the Supreme Court overturn Obamacare? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Gilbert A. Rose Sr. Age 95, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 7A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 68.5% No 31.5% 099099401007 Total votes: 111 Arts & Entertainment8B Books7B B usiness1C Chalk Talk3C C lassifieds4C Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2B Dear Abby2B Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope2B Lottery Numbers2A March Madness4B Movie Times2B Pause & Consider2B Sports On TV2D Watershed6B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 7 7 8 8Acolorful Easter is easyC ool ideas to make eggs unforgettable LIVING, PAGE1 B B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Commissioners will take a look at establishing a charter for coun-t y government at their meeting Tuesday night. G inger Delegal,general counsel for the Florida League of Cities,will be on hand at a scheduled workshop to discussc harter governments and answer questions. C ommissioner Don Elwell,who encouraged the workshop and put the item on the stated short-term goal list for t he board,hopes for a large attendance at the meeting. s my hope that we get a packed house to atl east take a look at charter government,said Elwell on Friday. A charter for a county government is sometimes compared to ac onstitution and establishes the powers and limitations of a local government as w ell as the rights of citizens. Although just 20 counties out of 67 in F lorida have charters,more than 80 percent of the states population including the City of Avon Park operates under a charter style of government. According to the county agenda,a c harter can give additional powers to the citizens of a county as long as they are consistent with state laws. Examples could include the establishment within the charter of recall rules forc ommissioners or how some constitutional officers,like the tax collector or sheriff,can be appointed by the board instead of being elected. All I hope is that the citizens take a look at this and make their own decisions,Elwell said. County to take look at charter government Will hear presentation Tuesday night E lwell Associated PressORLANDO A neighborhood watch captain who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager last month in Florida is not racist and the facts will show he acted in self-defense as he originally told police,an attorney who says he represents the man said Friday. Orlando criminal defense attorney Craig Sonner said on CNNs Anderson Cooper 360 that he has advised 28year-old George Zimmerman to cooperate in the investigation into the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and that he believed his client was still in central Florida where the shooting happened. Zimmerman told Sanford police that he shot Martin after a fight Feb. 26 and that it was in self-defense. The lack of an arrest has brought outragey. Attorney: Watch captain not a racist Everyone loved himFriends talk about Trayvon Martin PAGE6A See WATCH,page 6A Dragons dominateL ake Placid rolls to win o ver Avon Park, 12-0 SPORTS, 1DHoedown partyC racker Trail celebrates 2 0th anniversary PAGE5 A War Birds rule the skies News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS H istoric warbirds practice unison take-offs and landings Saturday morning and take part in Formation a nd Safety Training. The warbirds will be participating in next weeks Sun n Fun 2012 in Lakeland. N ews-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS W arbirds fly in formation Saturday morning roaring over the Sebring R egional Airport. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Frankie Flowers of Mountain Dan Art carves a ribbon out of a stump of wood Saturday during the Springtime on the Mall Festival in Avon Park. Flowers is donating his time and talent to carve the ribbon, which will be painted purple and used to raise awareness for Epilepsy. More festival pictures on page 4A. Wooden art See SKIES page 4A


C M Y K News-Sun staffS EBRING Professionals in the medical field were recognized Thursday night during the Samaritans Touch fourth annual EveningU nder the Stars benefit dinner and awards presentation, held at the Historic Kenilworth Lodge. Tim Cook,CEO of Florida Hospital,waso nepresented witha Hero Awaron behalf of Florida H ospitalforthe generous contribution of health care services and in-kind dona-t ions to Samaritans Touch and the patientsthey serve. L ast year alone,Florida Hospital donated more than $1.5 million indiagnostic imaging,lab work,and outpatient servicest oSamaritans Touch patients,according to Rachel N awrocki,executive director of Samaritans Touch. These patientshave no i nsurance of any kind and are at or below 200 percent o f federal poverty guidelines. More than 150 people a ttended the dinner,according Nawrocki. Other award recipients i ncluded volunteer physicians,dentists,nurse practit ioners,PAs,and PTs. Those physicians recognized were Dr. Dennis Bassetti,Dr. Bipin Bhatt,Dr. Patrick Carruthers,Dr.D onald Dawkins,Dr. Jorge Gonzalez,Dr. Nancy High, D r. Terry Johnson,Dr. Thomas Lackey,Dr. Agustin L acsson,Dr. Olga Luepschen,Dr. David Misch, Dr. Suk Jin Moon,Dr. NahedN agib,Dr. C.B. Patel,Dr. Cary Pigman,Dr. Ernesto P inson,Dr. Regino Rodriguez,Dr. Jose Ruiz, Dr. Anthony Schaffer,Dr.R onald Sevigny,Dr. Vinod Thakkar,Dr. Glenn Thayer, Dr. Michael Tolentino,Dr. C lyde Vanterpool,Dr. Damon Welch,Dr. Daniel W elch,Dr. Phillip Wong and Dr. Betsy Wood. Practitioners recognized were Hannah Campbell, Richard Huber and LauraP inzon. Dentists recognized were D r. Leslie Celestina,Dr. Walter Girgen,Dr. William H olth,Dr. Paul Horton,Dr. Stephen Hulen,Dr. Michael Kirsch,Dr. AndrewKulick,D r. Michael Lamp,Dr. Ronald Owen,Dr. James O xer,Dr. Barbara Platte,Dr. Albert Ruiz,Dr. Tina Thomas and Dr. DavidW illey. Herb Weiss was recognized for his work in pharm acy. Physical therapists recogn ized were Jim Armstrong and Lana Turner. Special Hero Award honorees recognized along with Florida Hospital wereL abCorp,Positive Mobility, and Sunshine Radiology. 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PB:Power Ball Lottery Center CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Whats Up Downtown? meeting is TuesdayS EBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency will host its next monthly Whats Up Downtown?meeting at5 :30 p.m. Tuesday at McLanes Garden Cafe, 420 N. Ridgewood Drive. With tax season here, David Noel from the SmallB usiness Development Center will share some tax, accounting and corporation updates with the small business owners in atten-d ance. These monthly Whats Up Downtown? meetings are open to thep ublic and provide a forum to exchange ideas,information and events. Anyonew ho has an interest in Downtown Sebring is e ncouraged to attend. Visit DowntownSebring.org for more information. Adventure on tap at Scribes Night OutSEBRING The world of adventure writing will be explored at 6:30 p.m.t oday at Scribes Night Out when Jack Everett,a seas oned author from Liverpool,England,reads from his works as the fea-t ured reader at Brewsters Coffee House,just south of H ome Depot. SNO is a gathering of local writers every second a nd fourth Sunday evenings of each month. The usual agenda includes a featured reader,along with an open mike portion,with severalo ther writers reading samples of their work. The general public is invited and admission is free. Everett,who spends most of his winters in Sebring,says his first book w as published 30 years ago,adding hes not sure h ow many more hes written. As his website explains,Some are published,some are in p rogress and the others remain between the ears. He shares most of his book-writing efforts with co-author David Coles,an d says the two of them are adventure writerswho write in a wide range ofs tyles,including crime, fantasy,science-fiction, h istorical mystery and psy chological thrillers. For e xample,a novel about German soldiers stealing an atomic bomb from Los Alamos during World War II; another,what England m ight have been like after a 9-11-style attack; and a futuristic detective who s olves crimes on other planets. His website, www.jackleverett.me.uk, includes links to books ellers. SNO is sponsored by th e Heartland Cultural Alliance and Brewsters. For more i nformation,call co-coordin ators Larry or Elaine Levey at 385-8618. Dan Riley entertains at TanglewoodSEBRING T anglewood presents an e vening of comedy and music today. Dan Rileyw ill grace the stage at Tanglewood. S inger,multi-instrumen talist and comic Dan Riley m ade a name for himself as a n opening act to the s uperstars. In the 1980s Continued on page 7A As you may or may not know,Sebring HistoricalS ociety recently finished and published a commemorative book,The OneHundred Years of Sebring.I purchased it last week,and wanted tog ive you an overview,a glance inside. It is a book t hat I am certain you will want to get. The centennial book is d edicated to the memory of all the Sebring citizens w ho gave their lives in service to our country; and in honor of all of those Sebringites who have served over the last 100y ears. This edition takes a f resh,thorough look at Sebrings rich history; it honors the people,busi-n esses and organizations that have played a role in t he citys continuing growth and evolution. The writings offered are accu-r ate and interesting and many of the ads are memorials themselves, p aying tribute to families, or sincere joy for our cent ennial celebration. This book surely will become a treasured family keepsake and is a pleasure to read and enjoy. I n the beginning pages, you will find a copy of the Centennial Proclamation, read by Mayor Hensley at the Centennial Kick-Off Celebration on Jan. 6, 2012. Interesting storiesf ollow about George E. Sebring,and the Sebring f amily. There are highlights of Sebrings history with information from before George Sebring arrived int his town up until the new convention center was built at Firemens Field. The center itself is 32,000 square feet and cana ccommodate 3,200 people,is wind-resistant and can be used as a hurricane shelter. The book takes note of the Sebring Chamber of Commerce, the government,the history of city officials,listing all the mayors from 1913 through present day. It continues on with the Sebring Police Department,the Sebring Firemen,fire department and more. The centennial book talks about the Florida land boom of the s,and the bust in 1927, and how Sebring rallied together to help victims of the 1926 hurricane. It covers the history of tourism,cattle,citrus, schools,churches,clubs and organizations,the arts, medical facilities,music, families and people of Sebring,the newspapers, the airport,the raceway ... the list just goes on and on. The bottom line is,the centennial edition of the book,The One-Hundred Years of Sebring,makes for good reading,great knowledge,and a timeless treasure for your family. This commemorative book is offered for only $25 each,or $20 for two or more books. It really is priceless and quite a beauty to behold and helps support the Sebring Historical Society. Not only is it a great purchase, but the monies are put to good use. Centennial book worth a read Centennial Notebook See BOOK,page 5A C ourtesy photo Rachel Nawrocki, executive director of Samaritans Touch C are Center, presents a Hero Award to Florida Hospital Heartland CEO Tim Cook. The hospital last year made large d onations of equipment and services to the care center. Several recognized for help with Samaritans Touch During Evening U nder the Stars event News-Sun staffSEBRING The Highlands County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of reset citrus trees that has been ongoing since October. The thefts have taken place in the groves along Memorial Drive in Sebring. The trees have been pulled from rows near the road. The HCSO is seeking assistance in identifying the individual who is believed to be a suspect in several of these thefts. Anyone with information as to the identity of the person above,or with any other information about these cases,is requested to call Agriculture Deputy Fred Tagtmeier of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Unit at 863-402-7250. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226TIPS(8477or on the internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com Courtesy photo The HCSOis looking for information on this man captured on a surveillance camera stealing orange trees. HCSO seeking info on tree thefts CLEARWATER (APA teen has been convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of a St. Petersburg police officer last year. A jury deliberated four hours Friday before finding 17-year-old Nicholas Lindsey guilty in the shooting death of Officer David Crawford on Feb. 21,2011. Lindses attorneys did not deny that he killed Crawford. Rather,they claimed he fired at the officer out of panic and should have been convicted of manslaughter instead. That way,he would be eligible fora 30-year prison sentence instead of a life sentence without possibility of early release. Teen convicted in slaying of St. Pete police officer


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 25, 2012Page 3ATODAYSEDITORIAL 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION N o. Its not over. Well,okay,its kind of over. Butt he Republican nomination is not t otally-otally over. As it very well should be. How over? So over,the fat lady not onlys ang,she should be back in her h otel room kicking off her shoes easing into a recliner with the remote ino ne hand and digging deep into a three-pound box of m arzipan with the other. Yes,that over. Could have nailed this p uppy to the headboard a month ago,but after every sledgehammer-type primary door slam,Team Romney somehow managest o stumble in bright media glare on dead-flat asphalt, ripping knees out of focus group-approved,perfectly faded jeans,to lay bleedingo n the tarmac. First it was likes to be a ble to fire people,then not concerned about thev ery poor.Yeah,we kind of knew that. But now all those allusions to the front runner being a distant android or impassivec yborg or corporatized zombie have been shelved because one of his own staffers offered up a more perfect crystallization:the Etch-A-Sketchcandidate. The major difference being the childs toy works via magnetism,a concept that continues to elude the former Governor of Massachusetts. Hard to imagine a worse, more apt analogy. Gumby, perhaps. Yo-Yo Man. Slip and Slide. Speak and Spell. Silly String. Chutes and Ladders. Mister Potato Head. No,wait. Thats Newt. Funny thing is,Bain Capital owns Toys R Us,so Mitt will actually make money off his opponents frenzied press-conference accessorizings. Never let a little thing like fraudulence get in the way of profit,eh Mitt? Truly,you are a malleably nimble free-marketeer. Due to his chronic electile dysfunctionalism, Romney must accept responsibility for imbuing this race with its semblance of contest. In Fits and Spurts,and other proud S outhern states. Every time a new contender popsu p,however,the Super PAC count ry club types at Romney Inc. immediately conspire to pummel Candidate X with s uch a tsunami of negative ads that b efore long, Candidate Xs own family harbors misgivings aboutl unching with the kids. If uncle touches you in a bad p lace,use the whistle. Outspent 11 to 1 in Florida,Newt Gingrich p rovided the initial target of a patented Romney Inc. Airwave Carpet-Bombing. Now,fast forward,first to Michigan,and again toI llinois,with the victim named Rick Santorum; who continues to ooze from self-inflicted palm wounds, vainly praying that devouto utrage can surmount pockets deeper than the M ariana Trench. Mitt hasnt lost this n omination. Yet. But neither is he winning. His Super PAC is buying it for him like a dented TV console at an Everything For AD ollar Store year-end sale. This is all about money. Recent election results and pure motivation of his cadre of corporate cronies.R omney Inc. realizes fortunes can be exponentially multiplied if the government gets out of the taxation and regulation business. So,thats the plan, man. And,as we all know,it takes money to make money. Money talks and other stuff walks. Money makes the world go round, and maybe money cant buy you happiness,but it looks more and more like it can buy Romney Inc. top slot on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket. And once that happens,the Etch A Sketch will be turned over and severely shaken with a dizzy base profoundly unstirred. Will Durst is a political comedian who has performed around the world. He is a familiar pundit on television and radio. E-mail Will at durst@caglecartoons.com. Check out willandwillie.com Romney Inc. Guest Column Will Durst It puts me in a bad mood,if you want to know the truth. Ah,yes,you speak of recent comments by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, reported at CNSNews.com. He articulates Americas debt and deficit problems better than anyone in politics today. ou got that right. Daniels says the rate at which were piling on debt will lead to our ruin that no other outcome is mathematically possible. Regrettably,that is true and so obvious,a fifth-grader could figure it out. Consider:When George W. Bush assumed office,the national debt was $5.7 trillion. He nearly doubled it in eight years to $10.6 trillion. Some fiscal conservative he turned out to be. In 2002,Bush was the first to propose a $2 trillion budget. In 2008,he was the first to propose a $3 trillion budget. In six short years,spending soared by nearly 60 percent! Now President Obama wants to spend $3.8 trillion nearly double what we spent a decade ago! That doesnt sound so good. Sure,Obama inherited a horrible economy and high deficits,but the fact is he has grown our debt by more than $5 trillion in only three years. Our national debt now stands at $15.5 trillion! ou sure know how to make a man worry. ABCs JakeTapper will surely make you worry all the more. He broke down Americas finances by comparing them to a typical familys finances. If you remove eight zeros from Obamas proposed $3.8 trillion budget,you have $38,000 in annual spending. OK,I follow you. The problem is we only have $29,000 in revenue. So we are racking up $9,000 in new debt every year. Thats not so good. Heres whats worse:We already have a $155,000 debt on our credit card. Paying off that amount of debt with $38,000 in income would be hard under any circumstances. But were not only not paying it off,were growing it by $175 a week! oure a real downer,man. The truth is painful,no doubt. Daniels argues it is very possible that the U.S. can pass a point of no return. We could get to a point where we are so indebted and so bankrupt that the payments on the debt alone will eat up most of the budget. So what do we do to get out of this mess? Despite all this talk about taxing the rich,Daniels says there is no way we can tax our way out of our fiscal mess. We need to reform entitlement programs,such as Medicare,which are growing at massive rates,but cuts alone will not fix our mess. Then what will? Massive economic growth. We need policies that will unleash growth in America. We need broad-based tax reform to simplify taxes and encourage investment. We need leaders who arent afraid to lead. We need Americans to understand how serious our debt problem is. And we need them to press their legislators to come together to solve the problem. Good luck with that. More Americans are receiving government goodies now than are paying for them. They want the gravy train to keep rolling. That is certainly cause for worry. French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville predicted 176 years ago that the American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the publics money.Havent we already passed this point? Hey,after talking with you,Im not in a bad mood anymore. oure not? No,Im in a horrendously miserable mood and worried sick about the future of my country. Tom Purcell, a freelance writer is also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh TribuneReview, and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Email Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Debt, deficit picture one massive downer 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 EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY Guest Column Tom Purcell While its wrong to draw any conclusions regarding the incident itself just yet,it is a good thing Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee hass tepped away from the situation. The rest of the process h as to be objective,thorough and transparent,and new leadership will help this toh appen. Our focus here,however,is n ot on the specific incident, rather on the laws that created the opportunity for the incident the so-called stand your groundlaws. A ccording to Dennis Baxley,who sponsored the b ill in the Florida House of Representatives in 2005,the laws were never meant to bea n excuse for violence. There is nothing in the law that provides for the opportunity to pursue and confront individuals. It simply lets those who would-be victimsu se force in self-defense,he wrote in a piece for The New Y ork Times website March 21. Baxley said it was a violent confrontation followingt he hurricanes of 2004 between a property owner g uarding his ruined home and an intruder attempting to steal from it that was the catalyst for the law. The primary and preced ent-shattering legal change in stand-your-ground l aws is that an individual no longer has to retreat in the face of a perceived danger. F or more than 400 years, English law held a mans home is his castle.Within his own walls a homeowner may take action against an intruder including usingd eadly force. This was not the case outs ide the home,however. Outside,people were expected to take steps in order toa void physical force,including leaving the scene of a c onflict. Now,in Florida and 20 other states individuals may resort to deadly force when reasonably afraidfor their lives. C ritics of the laws arent as concerned about the provis ions set out in them,as they are with how the laws are applied one persons para-n oid vigilante is another persons vigilant hero. A s the case in Sanford shows,so-called self-defense killings raise enormous issues and complications. They must be handled withp rofessional diligence and complete due process. The stand-your-ground law is too broadly worded. If we are going to cede the power of deadly force to ordinaryc itizens they must be held accountable for their choices a nd actions. No one is opposed to people fighting for their lives,its the peoplef ighting inner demons we worry about. L aw enforcement agencies and the courts must develop a universal protocol that maintains a high bar of proof,is consistent case to case,i ncludes a detailed investigation and communicates openl y with the public. Otherwise laws meant to save lives will only add to theb ody count. Standing your ground has to be done on the high road Rallies took place in Sanford this week protesting the city police departments investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin. Martin,17 and unarmed,was shot Feb. 26 by a neighborhood watch captain who thought Martins presence in the gated neighborhood after dark was suspicious.


C M Y K B y DAVE BERMAN Florida TodayMELBOURNE Local tourism leaders are poised to unveil a new strategy to boost their industry promoting what they are calling the Hidden Gems of the Space Coast. The campaign,which has been 1 1/2 years in the making,centers on a new website and printed material touting local attractions beyond the ones most people know,such as the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. It includes seven half-day to full-day self-guided tours of nature, historic,archaeological and space-related venues. Among the attractions featured are the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge,the historic Pritchard House Museum in Titusville,the Air Force Space and Missile History Center and Turkey Creek Sanctuary in Palm Bay. The success of the effort would boost the local economy by increasing attendance at the attractions promoted, as well as providing more revenue for local hotels, restaurants,retail shops,fishing and other water recreation establishments throughout the Space Coast,tourism officials say. It can be a big deal,said Rob Varley,executivedirector of the Space Coast Office of Tourism. One of the goals of the hidden gems campaign is to persuade out-of-town tourists to spend more time in Brevard County by making them aware of all the Space Coast has to offer. Varley said the typical travel party is two or three people,and that party would spend an average of $341 a day while in Brevard. So the dollars can add up if tourism promoters can get more travel parties to spend four or five days here,instead of three,for example. The hidden gems website has seven detailed self-guided adventures,consisting of two to four attractions each,plus suggested nearby restaurants. The adventures and restaurants were researched and written up by local experts. The sites space adventure, for example,lists two space museums that are less-known than KSC,which is Brevards most popular paid tourist attraction. They are the U.S. Space Walk of Fame & Museum in downtown Titusville and the Air Force site just outside the security gate at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The four nature-focused adventures,called wildlife encounters,list attractions in four parts of the county north,central,south mainland and south beaches. e give them information that people here on the ground know,said Linda Brandt,chief executive officer of Merritt Island-based Brandt Ronat + Co.,who designed the hidden gems website and helped coordinate the gathering of text and photos for the site. The information might include the best time of the day or season of the year to see a manatee or scrub jay. Brandt said most of the sites highlighted are free or have low admission prices. This is an idea that has brewing for a long,long time,Brandt said. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, March 25, 2012www.newssun.com LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main a gold rush; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 7 7 6 6 PRECISION SAFE & LOCK; 5.542"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 03/11, 03/18, 03/25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 1 1 0 0 combat in the desert in the 1980s. The aircraft came out of the desert and was decommis-s ioned in 1987. Joly has acquired a complete military h istory of every place the plane has been since it was entered into the military for service andu se. After Joly purchased the airc raft in 1998,he spent countless hours restoring and preserving the aircraft to keep it f unctioning on the best level. These are authentic ... We try to keep these things flying as long as we can,Joly said. Joly is part of the North A merican Training Association that works to keep the aircraft in the best shape for shows and displays for the public. Fellow pilot and pilot airs how narrator Lisa Heidinger agreed with Joly on the preserv ation of the precious aircraft. These pilots have been e ntrusted with a precious piece of history.They are truly a flying museum. So instead of sitting them in one and letting them collect dust they bringt hem to the public. Its just like a boat,no one wants to see a beautiful boat on dry land,you want to see it in the water. P eople want to see these in the sky,Heidinger said. Heidinger is the narrator for the Trojan Horsemen Aviation group. The six-team group putso n formation airshows around the country. Heidinger tells the story of each of the planes as well as war history during the shows for guests and attendees. Formation flying is challenging. The challenge of form ation flying is the trusts of other pilots. Its a small areaa nd someone is supposed to watch your tail. These guys are usually Type A personalities, which makes it more challenging,Heidinger said with ac huckle. With their personalit ies the challenge becomes a comradery; they form a brotherhood up there. F lying gives pilots a sense of belonging and purpose, restoring the aircraft gives the wars that have been fought the opportunity to never be forgot-t en and the skies give them the freedom from everyday life. Whether in the sky or on the ground these aircraft and pilots are a unique part of the avia-t ion world. The War Birds event is used a s a stage for education on aircraft and military history asw ell as practiceand preparation. Most of the pilots present at Saturdays event will go on to participate in the Sun n Fun airshow in Lakeland beingh eld March 27-April 1. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS A warbird prepares to land Saturday at Sebring Regional Airport. N ews-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS L uc Jolys T-28 warbird. Skies fill with history Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Roland Bishop (from left), Susie Bishop, Hayden Bishop and Drew Bishop stroll through the Springtime on the Mall Festival on Saturday morning. The Bishop boys made sure to help campaign for their mom Susie who is running for the Highlands C ounty Supervisor of Elections position. Spring time on The Mall By LARRY MARGASAK Associated PressWASHINGTON Jon Greiners election t o the Utah Senate caused his firing as Ogden police chief. Philadelphia transit cop Matthew Arlen was barred from a local school board race in Pennsylvania. And New York state port official Terrence Hurleyw as knocked out of a county race. All were blindsided by a 1939 law that prohibits federal employees from running in partisan elections but also places the same restriction on state and local governmentw orkers whose jobs are connected to federal dollars. Three committee chairmen in the Senate and one in the House say its time to update the Hatch Act. Bills in both houses still would prohibit federal employees from par-t icipating in partisan political activities, while ending federal prohibitions on state a nd local government employees seeking elected office. The changes are enthusiastically supporte d by the Office of Special Counsel,the federal agency that enforces the Hatch Act. Fixing this law will cost taxpayers nothing and will demonstrate respect for the independence of state and local elections, said Carolyn Lerner,who runs the office. The law is named for its author,the late S en. Carl Atwood Hatch,a Democrat from New Mexico who served from 1933-49. It w as aimed at ending patronage abuses on Depression-era public works projects where people were sometimes coerced tow ork in a campaign as a condition for getting a job,or had to kick back a portion of t heir pay as a political contribution. Kristin DiCenso,an Illinois state worker, said the law prevented her from running fora court clerks position last year because part of her salary was paid with federal money and because she supervised departments that received federal funds. When someone is hatched out,its like a bad word,said the 40-year-old single mother. I was utterly deflated. Its insanity. Arlen,the policeman whose partner is an e xplosives detection dog trained with federal money,said,How much influence can my dog have over what I could do on the school board? Several state and local officials said in i nterviews they were investigated by the Office of Special Counsel after their opponents filed a complaint. Its not uncommon for them to be blindsided by the law,no one more than Greiner. The Ogden police chief was fired severalm onths ago after he was found to have violated the law because he was elected to the s tate Senate in 2006. Greines case,however,shows how loose the connection with federal funds can be. T he ex-chief said he signed a quarterly report for a federal grant to upgrade the p olice dispatch system money that was going to his county,not his department. The county said they needed a law enforcement signature and I was the point of contact for the grant. Nobody knew thisH atch thing was even there,Greiner said. Greiner,who served one four-year term, a lso was found to be covered under the law because a lieutenant in his department, assigned to a county law enforcement taskf orce,had applied for a federal grant for bullet-proof vests. G reiner not only was fired but said he was banned by the federal government from serving as a law enforcement officer in Utahf or 18 months. L awmakers, US agency favor Hatch Act changes Tourism officials tout Space Coasts hidden gems


C M Y K B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comS EBRING Train rides, bounce houses,ice cream and ponies were just a few of the things that kept kids busy Thursday evening at CrackerT rail Elementary School. The annual Hoedown celebration became even bigger this year with the incorporation of the 20th anniversary ofC TE. Hundreds of students,parents and faculty made theirw ay through the school grounds looking for more fun and entertainment. There wass omething there for everyone at the Hoedown; with over a d ozen activities and games kids didnt have to force a smile at all. P arent Teacher Organization (PTO) president N icole Cutolo was very pleased with her first Hoedown. It was wonderful. I have gotten so many complimentsa bout it,Cutolo said. This is Cutolos first year as P TO president and she took on the huge task of organizing the event on top of creating a2 0th year atmosphere. Second-grade HART instructor Mrs. Debbie McGuire complimented Cutolos Hoedown byd escribing it as the best Hoedown in 20 years. I really tried to get things there and have enough space and enough things for every-o ne to do. I wanted to take it back to what the old,traditional Hoedown was,Cutolos aid. With the help of four other PTO members DebbieA lbritton,vice president; Carrie Pye; Christina Hagen, t hird-grade instructor; and Jeannie Inagawa,assistant principal Cutolo was able top ull together the event. Second-grader Sydney L inville enjoyed her turn on the pony rides. It was so much fun. I want to do it again,Linville said with a huge smile as she dis-m ounted the pony. Cutolo enlisted the help of m any community members to create a memorable and impressive Hoedown fore veryone to enjoy. I just cant thank everyone enough. Gabe White came outw ith his monster swamp trucks and his trailer for h ayrides. Mike Danvoys did an incredible job with the Cracker Trail history. Het aught the kids so much. He and his family put on the ropi ng and rodeo show.The SFCC students volunteered and did such a great job. Coach (Aaronwis was on the grill. I have to recognizea ll these people,Cutolo said. At the end of the evening t wo teachers put the icing on the cake by puckering up with a pot-bellied pig. Fifth-grade i nstructor Ian Belanger collected the most pennies for the Relay For Life fundraisera nd Lewis collected the least. Both teachers shared a kiss w ith the lovable animal in the spirit of fun. People always asks why I d o this because its such a hard job,and it is. Its a lot of w ork but the months of planning the long hours at the school,it pays off. The best reward is seeing all the children that day laughing ands miling and playing. They will remember this day foreve r,Cutolo said. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 25, 2012Page 5A WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 2 2 1 1 6 6 News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR CTE student Lilly Byrd saddles up for a ride during the 20th Anniversary Hoedown at Cracker Trail Thursday evening. N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR C racker Trail second-grader Isabelle Iglesias gets her face painted by SFCC student athlete Caitlin Tribit during CTE 20th Anniversary Hoedown Thursday evening. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Elementary kids take turns at the baseball toss Thursday evening during Cracker Trail Elementars 20th Anniversary Hoedown. South Florida Community College student athletes, including shortstop Sam Morgan (right v olunteered throughout the evening. Cracker Trail celebrates 20 years in a big way S top by the Sebring Historical Society or the G reater Sebring Chamber of Commerce and get your coffee table book The OneHundred Years of Sebring and your hat,T-shirt,lapelp in,grocery tote bag,cup or bumper sticker,all sporting the official Centennial logo. Mayor George Hensley urges all citizens,groups, clubs,societies and businesses to join in the celebration. T he Centennial Planning Committee meets the first T hursday of each month at 4 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend,at the Jack Stroup (SebringvicC enter. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ CelebrateSebringCentennial, Go to the website, www.Sebring100.com,call 655-5554 or email events@sebring100.com to g et involved. Thanks to the News-Sun f or the opportunity to keep everyone informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. Reference this article every S unday and you wont miss a thing! Jen Brown is a member of the S ebring Centennial Committee. C ontinued from page 2A Book about 100 years is superb TALLAHASSEE (APThe father of a freshman in Florida A&M Universitys f amed marching band emailed the schools president in 2007 after getting a series of p anic-stricken phone calls. The son never described exactly what was happening,but he made it clear he feared getting beaten. I feel that my sons future could be in j eopardy,Donovan Crosby wrote to James Ammons in the email,which is part of public records obtained jointly by The Associated Press and Tallahassee Democrat. Hundreds of pages of records show years of repeated warnings about brutal hazing passed without any serious response from t he schools leadership until last Novembers beating death of drum major R obert Champion. Police files show that since 2007 nearly two dozen incidents involving the band,fraternities and other student groups have been investigated. B ut it wasnt until Champions death that the band director was initially fired,the band was suspended,student clubs were halted from recruiting new members and an anti-hazing task force was assembled. FAMU emails detail hazing warnings


C M Y K B y CHRISTINE ARMARIO AP Education WriterMIAMI Wearing a hoodie. Listening to music and talking on his cellphone. Picking up Skittles for hiss oon-to-be stepbrother. Friends say thats how they would have imagined 17year-old Trayvon Martin on a Sunday afternoon. S tarting a fight? Possibly high on drugs and up to no good? No,friends say that description of Martin from the neighborhood crimewatch volunteer who shot andk illed the unarmed black teenager doesnt match the y oung man they knew. Theres no way I can believe that,because hes nota confrontational kid,said Jerome Horton,who was one o f Martins former football coaches and knew him since he was about 5. It just wouldnt happen. Thats just not that kid. M artin was slain in the town of Sanford on Feb. 26 i n a shooting that has set off a nationwide furor over race and justice. Neighborhoodc rime-watch captain George Zimmerman,whose father is w hite and mother is Hispanic, claimed self-defense and has not been arrested,thoughs tate and federal authorities are still investigating. Since his death,Martins n ame and photographs in football jerseys,smiling a longside a baby,and staring into the camera in a gray hoodie have been held up by civil rights leaders and at rallies stretching from Miamit o New York demanding Zimmermans arrest. On Friday,President Barack Obama called the shooting a tragedy,vowed to get to the bottom of the case, and added:When I thinka bout this boy,I think about my own kids. S ince the slaying,a portrait has emerged of Martin as a laid-back young man who loved sports,was extremely close to his father,liked toc rack jokes with friends and, according to a lawyer for his family,had never been in trouble with the law. The son of divorced pare nts,he grew up in workingclass neighborhoods north of Miamis downtown. He and his father,a truck driver, were active in the Miramar Optimist Club,an organization that runs sports and academic programs for young people. Tracy Martin,the teens father,coached his sons football team. The boy was a swift athlete,according to a friend, and played a range of positions up to about age 14. After he stopped playing,he remained active in the organization,volunteering six daysa week from June through November of last year to help run the teams concession stand. Martin cooked hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken wings alongside his father at the stand. He loved talking to the kids,asking them what position they played and whether they were good,Horton recalled. He would call the mothers Maam,and if they had a stroller or an item they neede d help with,Martin stepped in. Everyone out there loved him,Horton said. Martin was tall and lanky only 140 pounds,according to the familys attorney and his nickname was Slimm. The teen spent a big part o f his week living with his father in a one-story,peachcolored home. Neighbor Fred Collins Jr. said he would see Trayvon Martin outside every week mowing the lawn andt rimming the trees. The teen also helped Collinsson learn h ow to ride a bike. He was coaching him, giving him words of advice,e ncouragement,Collins said. No one answered the door o n a recent afternoon,and a childs plastic tricycle sat in the driveway. Tracy Martin often recounted how his son savedh is life. The elder Martin had begun heating up some oil to f ry fish and fell asleep. The grease caught fire,and when Tracy Martin awoke and triedt o put out the flames,he spilled the oil on his legs, s everely burning himself. Trayvon Martin pulled his father out of the home andc alled 911. Martins parents kept a close eye on him,but they d idnt have to be too strict, since he stayed out of troub le,Collins said. However, he had recently been suspended from school for five days for tardiness,his English teacher,MichelleK ypriss,told the Orlando Sentinel. School officials did not respond to a request for comment. Martins father was not happy and grounded the teen for the duration of the sus-p ension. Trayvon Martin knew he w as wrong,Horton said. Martin dreamed of becoming a pilot. He had flown on school vacations to various places around the countryw ith his mother,skiing in Colorado one year,going off to Texas another. Theres no little black kids that want to be pilots,H orton joked with him when he was about 13. ell,ll be the first one, the teen replied. At Dr. Michael M. Krop High School,where Martin was a junior,he was on the quiet side,but he would sit in the middle of the classroom, participate in class and especially liked math. Schoolmates remembered his humorous side. Brrrrian!Trayvon would call out,rolling his rs as is done in Spanish,whenever 16-year-old Brian Paz got a phone call from his Colombian mother,the friend recalled. d just burst out laughing,Paz said. Paz and other friends said Martin liked rap music and funny movies. He had written some lyrics,though he hadnt had a chance yet to perform them. Martin was especially a fan of a student musical group at his school called Bison. He had two of the groups pins on his backpack and helped spread the word a bout shows. John Emmanuel,17,said the group was about encoura ging young men to be strong,independent leaders. Thats how we liked to think of ourselves, Emmanuel said. Martin had gone up to Sanford to visit his fathersf iancie,who lived there with her young son. Friends said Martin regarded the boy as his little brother and had been looking forward to watching the NBA All-Star game with him that weekend. O n that Sunday,Martin went out to get candy and an iced tea at a convenience s tore and was walking back to the fiancees townhouse. Zimmerman,28,spotted him a nd told a police dispatcher: This guy looks like he is up t o no good he is on drugs or something. After the shooting, Zimmerman claimed that Martin attacked him as hew as returning to his truck. But Martins friends said they find that hard to believe. They said they had never seen him fight at all. As far as attacking the guy without him attackingh im,no way,Horton said. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, March 25, 2012www.newssun.com CITY OF SEBRING; 3.639"; 3"; Black; notice meeting time; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 2 2 5 5 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 03/25/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 5 5 1 1 Everyone loved him Slain teens friends say he never picked a fight M CT People take part in a rally in Union Park in New York City on Wednesday held to protest the police handling of Trayvon Martin's shooting. Z immermans father is white and his mother is H ispanic and some have suggested racism as the motive. Sonner said that isn ot the case. I really think there are o ther issues in this case and that its not an issue of racism,said Sonner. I dont believe that George Zimmermans ar acist or that this was motivated by a dislike for A frican-Americans. Sonner did not immediately return voicemail mes-s ages left after hours to his office Friday night by The A ssociated Press. Zimmerman and his family have not spoken to them edia. Martin was returning to a friends home from a conv enience store when Zimmerman started followi ng him,telling police dispatchers he looked suspicious. At some point,the two got into a fight and Zimmerman pulled out hisg un. Zimmerman told police Martin attacked him after he had given up chasing the teenager and was returning to his sport utility vehicle. Sonner said Zimmermansn ose was broken and that the back of his head was gashed during the fight. The shooting ignited r esentment toward the p olice department and the p olice chief temporarily stepped down he said to let passions cool. Civil rights groups and others have held rallies f rom Florida to New York to Texas,saying the shooting was unjustified. Many of the protesters wore the same type of hoodie that Martin had on that day,suggesting his appearance and race had something to do with his death. The Justice Department and FBI are looking at poss ible civil rights violations and a grand jury next month could recommend charges against Zimmerman. S onner disagreed with the assessment of his client. He was not specific but said Z immerman and his wife had been part of a program i n which they mentored black teenagers. Sonner said he talked to the A frican-American mother of those teens and she didn t think he appeared racist. s look at the facts of what happened,said Sonner,who believes Zimmermans self-defense assertion will prove to be true. Continued from page 1A Watch captain not a racist, attorney says MCT Students in Sanford protest after the shooting of Trayvon Martin in February.


C M Y K and s,he toured with the best:Sinatra,Bennett,S ammy,Cosby,Rivers, Dangerfield,Crystal ... the list goes on and on. Since then he has become a headliner,featured in theaters,b usiness conventions and cruise lines. Multi-talented, family-friendly and delightfully funny,he easily and masterfully connects with alla udiences. Rileyis best known for his brilliant music parodies. Doors and snack bar opens at 6:15 p.m.; show at7 p.m. Cost is $10. Tanglewood is one-half mile north of Walmart on U.S.2 7. Call 402-0763 for more information.Sebring Village plans Texas tripSEBRING Sebring Village Mobile Home Parkp resents a nine-day,eightnight trip to Texas this wint er. The trip will include a guided tour of San Antonio, San Fernando Cathedral, King Williams Historical District and El Mercado,N ational Museum of the Pacific War,George Bush G allery,LBJ Ranch,Mission San Jose and of course the Alamo,River Walk andm ore. For details,call Angie W archak at 471-2150.CAT offers Session TwoAVON PARK The Childrens Academy of Theatre Inc. will offerS ession Two (March 27 through May 3) of the following courses for children ages sixth grade through 12th grade: Commercial Productioncourse on T uesdays; Modeling and P hotographycourse on Thursdays; and Dance Lyrical/Hip Hopcourse on Tuesdays and Thursdays. C ost of each of the courses is $70. The courses will be at the Avon Park Community Center,310 W. Main St. Some full or partials cholarships are available upon application approval. Contact Krista Flores for more information by calling 212-0800 or Michelle Cathey at 449-0191.Auto Options joins Beasleys Bikers for Relay fundraiserAVON PARK Auto Options and Beasles Bikers presents its first Car and Motorcycle Show (all proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life) from noon to5 p.m. Saturday,March 31 at Auto Options on Main Street in Avon Park. Entry fee is $10. Categories include:Bikes P eoples Choice,Custom, Rat,Loudest Exhaust and Oldest; Cars Peoples Choice,Custom,Wackiest Ride,Loudest Stereo andO ldest. Come out and help kick cancer. Auto Options to donate one-half of inside salesprofits.Lake Placid Junior ROTC benefits from dinnerL AKE PLACID A fundfaiser benefit dinner for the Lake Placid High School Junior ROTC is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday.The dinner is being hosted by the VFWP ost 3880 Ladies Auxiliary at the Post home,621E corn er of Ebersole Street. Buy tickets in advance. Call 699-5444 for details.Womans Club plans Parade of FashionSEBRING The Womans Club of Sebring Inc. (across from VeteransB each on Lake Jackson, 4260 Lakeview Drive) prese nts an Easter Parade of Fashion at 11:30 a.m. Saturday,March 31. Ticketsa re $20; admission includes lunch,fashion show and d oor prizes. Call 655-0105.Shrine ladies to play bunco TuesdayA VON PARK The public is invited (men,too) to play b unco at the Highlands Shrine Club,2604 State Road 17 South,at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.The event is open to new or experienced play-e rs; cost is $3 per person. Call 471-2425.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK T he Combat Veterans Memorial VFW Post 9853 w ill have NASCAR on the screen at 2:30 p.m. today. Music by Tom McGannon from 5-8 p.m. Friday and Karaoke by Peg and Perryf rom 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For details,call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID T he Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have music with Wild Bill today. Call for time. The Moose Riders meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Music with Fireman on Wednesday,Franke on Thursday,BobKat on Friday and Burnt Creek Posse on Saturday.All music is from 6-10 p.m. A Moose Riders dinner is also set for Saturday. For details,call 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 BPOE board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday.An Initiation meeting is set for 7 p.m. Friday. For more information,call the lodge at 465-2661. T he VFW 3380 Ladies Auxiliary will host a Lake Placid Junior ROTC fundraiser beneft dinner on S aturday. Buy tickets in advance. Music with Patsy Howard is also planned. Call for time. Call 699-5444. SEBRING The Sebring Rainbow G irls will host a ham lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Masonic Lodge,1809 Home Ave. Cost is $7 per p erson. Menu includes ham, sweet potato casserole,green beans,apple sauce,dessert and beverage. Take out is available. The Sebring Recreation Club,333 Pomegranate Ave., will host Just Country in itsl ast concert of the season from 2-4 p.m. today; shuffleboard scrambles are set for 1:15 p.m. Monday; a minis huffleboard tournament is s cheduled for 1:15 p.m. Friday. Concessions/doors o pen at 5 p.m. and Mountai n Memories will perform from 6 -8 p.m. For details,call 385-2966. The Sebring Elks 1529 will have Wacky Wednesda y from 5-6:30 p.m. To dance only,the cost is $5. Music by Frank E. from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dance to Buddy Canova from 6:30-9:30 p.m F riday for $5. Food is available for purchase during b oth dances. The state golf t ournament and baked chick en banquet dinner is S aturday. For details,call 4 71-3557. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 25, 2012Page 7A M ARTIAL 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 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; dad ad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 2 2 1 1 9 9 A FFORDABLE CARE-C/O VALASSIS; 3.639"; 8"; B lack; affordable dentures IO25673; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 2 2 4 4 4 4 C ontinued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Associated PressWASHINGTON The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments onM onday over President Barack Obamas health care overhaul,the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,derisively labeled Obamacareby its opponents. A look at how the case will unfold before the court in question-andanswer form: Q:Whats this all a bout? A:The Supreme Court is h earing a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,whichi s Obamas signature domestic achievement. P assed by Congress in 2010,its aim is to provide health insurance to more than 30 million previously uninsured Americans,whilet rying to restrain costs and prevent disruptions to the m ajority already with coverage. Opponents say the law is unconstitutional;t heir chief argument is that Congress does not have the p ower to force unwilling Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine. Q :When will the court get started? A:Justices will begin h earing arguments shortly after 10 a.m. EDT Monday. T hey will hear six hours of arguments on several different issues on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Q:Which issues on w hich days? A:Mondays 90-minute argument is about whether court action is premature because no one yet has paid a fine for not having health insurance. Tuesdays two-h our argument will cover the central issue of whether C ongress overstepped its authority by requiring Americans to purchase health insurance starting in 2014 or pay a penalty.W ednesdays arguments will be split into two parts: Justices will hear 90 minutes of debate in the morning over whether the rest oft he law can take effect even if the health insurance mandate is unconstitutional and another hour Wednesday afternoon over whether the law goes too far in coercing states to expand the federalstate Medicaid program for low-income people by threatening to cut off federal aid to states that dont comply. Q:When will the justices rule? A:The court could decide any time,but complex cases argued in the spring normally produce decisions near the end of the courts session,scheduled for late June. Q:Is it possible that the justices wont decide whether the law is constitutional or not? A:It is possible. The first issue the court is discussing is whether an obscure tax law makes it too early for the Supreme Court to get involved. If they decide that the issue is premature,then the case will be dismissed without a binding ruling from the justices. Q:What did lower federal courts say? A:The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled that Congress over-s tepped its authority when lawmakers passed the insurance mandate,the only appeals court to come to that conclusion. The 6thU .S Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld the entire law,as did the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington,D.C.T he 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, V a.,ruled that the question was premature and the law cant be challenged in courtu ntil after 2015,when the first penalties for not havi ng insurance would be paid. Q:Who will be arguing for the law? A:Solicitor General D onald B. Verrilli,Jr. will argue for the government o n Monday and Tuesday. Deputy Solicitor General Edwin S. Kneedler willp resent part of the governments case on Wednesday, a nd Verrilli will do the rest. Information about Verrilli and the solicitor generalso ffice can be found here: http://www.justice.gov/osg/ index.html A courta ppointed lawyer,H. Bartow Farr III,will also a rgue that if government cannot require people to buy health insurance,all other provisions of the law can go into effect. Anotherc ourt-appointed lawyer, Robert Long,will also argue that the lawsuits challenging the insurance purchase requirement are premature because the penalty has yet to be imposed. Q :Who will be arguing against the law? A :Representing Florida on Monday will be Washington appellate lawyer Gregory G. Katsas. Former Solicitor GeneralP aul Clement,now in private practice,will represent Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday. Former Justice Department attorneyM ichael A. Carvin will represent the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Q:Can I go watch the arguments,and if I cant make it to Washington,canI watch on television or online? A:The Supreme Court does not allow live television or radio broadcasts from inside its building,so the only way Americans can actually see or hear the arguments live is to be inside the courtroom while lawyers and justices debate. There are seats reserved inside the courtroom for members of the public on a first-come,first-served basis,with some people allowed to stay for the entire argument while others have to leave the courtroom and give their seats to the next people in line after 3-5 minutes. The Supreme Court will also make the audio recording of the arguments available later the same day on its website: http://www.supremecourt.g ov/oralarguments/argumentaudio.aspx. Death NoticeGilbert A. Rose Sr.,95,of Sebring died Feb. 28,2012. His remains will be interred in the Berkley Common Cemetery. 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C M Y K B SE CTION With all due respect to Mr.Bunny,eggs really p lay the starring role at Easter.Here,FamilyFun m agazine gives you plenty of ways to let them s hine:color them with crayons,fill them with g oodies,perch them atop frilly pedestals,even g ive them a snorkeling vacation.Thats right g et em out of their shells! Naomi Shulman SURPRISE INSIDE E GGSAn un-eggs-pected treat hides in each of these colorful orbs. Kids can hunt for them,smash them open and enjoy.To keep the contents secret,Mom or Dad can handle the job of filling and capping. For extra fun,make a goldenegg holding a dollar.YOU WILL NEED:PushpinWhite eggsClean nail scissorsE gg dyeSkewers or chopsticksEgg cartonSmall trinketsPaper and penP aintbrushWhite glueMini cupcake liners (1 per egg 1.With the pushpin,make a small hole in one end of each egg. Using the nail scissors,expand the hole to be 1 inch w ide,then empty out the whites and yolks (they can be reserved for cooking).2.D ye the eggs and let them dry overnight by resting them on skewers or chopsticks set in a mug.3 .Place eggs,hole facing up,in the egg c arton. Fill each with trinkets.4.Cut narrow strips of paper and write a message,such as Crack Me,at the end of each strip.5 .Brush a thin coat of glue around the holes,then stick a message strip and a cupcake liner in place on each egg. Turn the eggs over and let the glue dry.Note:If you include edible surprises, use wrapped candies only and soak the emptied shells in a bleach solution (1 teaThese hard-boiled snorkelers are fully equipped for a dip in the blue (or green or pinkor a hilarious centerpiece,display a row of the finished dudes sitting in their dye-ving tanks.YOU WILL NEED:Egg dyeWhite eggs, hard-boiledPermanent marker3/4-inch round white adhesive labels1-inch-wide clear bottle topsSmall rubber bandsWhite glue or glue gun*Flexible strawsSelf-adhesive foamSmall clear glasses or bowls (optional 1.For each snorkeler, dye the bottom third of an egg,then let it dry.2.Draw eyes on a label and adhere it to the bottle top. Slip the rubber band around the egg,about a quarter of the way down. Glue the lid over a rubber band.3.Trim a straw 1 inch above and 2 inches below the flexible section. Bend it into a snorkel shape and glue it in place.4.Cut foam flippers (trace the template, below). Glue them to the egg,adhesive side down,and let dry. Stick the adhesive side to the display surface,or,if you like,to the inside of a small glass or bowl. With a pitcher,gently pour in dye until the egg is partly submerged.*Note:White glue is kidfriendly but requires drying time; using a glue gun is an adults job.(Idea by Tracy Ripon) DYE-VING DUDESHeres a clever use for leftover egg dye (and cardboard tubes),and the results are springtimelovely. For even more of a wow factor,use the trimmings to make matching collaged eggs (see Bonus Idea,below).FOR EACH TUFFET,YOU WILL NEED:2 coffee filtersEgg dye in various colors1-inch-tall segment of cardboard tubeWhite glue 1.Fold each filter into quarters and dip its edges and point into a different-color dye. Unfold the filters and let them dry on a paper towel or draped over an empty egg carton.2.When the filters are dry,fold them again and snip fringe along the edges. If you plan to make the collage eggs below,reserve the trimmings.3.Lay each filter flat. Lightly coat the outside of a tube segment with glue,then put it at the filters center. Gather the filter around the tube,adhering it to the sides. Repeat with the other filter. (For small eggs,double up the tube segments,fitting one inside the other.)BONUS IDEADont toss the coffee-filter trimmings from the tuffets; instead,use them to make pretty co llage eggs. Simply brush hard-boiled eggs with watered-down white glue,stick on the trimmings,and brush the eggs with another coat of glue. Let them dry for an hour.(Idea by A. J. Freund, auntpeaches. com)TIE-DYE TUFFETS MELTED-CRAYON EGGSWhen the most humble of art supplies meets the shell of a just-boiled egg,the crayon wax softens,and the colors swirl together in a magical way.The results are fast,fun and gorgeous. To begin,hard-boil white eggs. Remove them from the hot water with tongs or a slotted spoon,dry them,and rest them in an empty egg carton or on plastic bottle caps (an adults job). Color them with the crayonstips or remove the paper coverings and use the crayonssides. For a speckled effect,grate a crayon and sprinkle the bits over the eggs. The waxy eggs are very slippery,so take care when turning them to color the underside. When youre done coloring,leave them to dry for about an hour. CircuriousC irque-style act slated fo r S FCC stage March 31 PAGE8BNews-Sun Sunday, March 25, 2012 LIVING


C M Y K Dear Abby: My daughter j ust celebrated her first birthday,and Im trying to come to terms with the fact that my father isnt a baby person.He has tried hold-i ng Krissyonly twice. He and his wife showed up to her party an hour and a half late and left early. The gift they brought was for a much younger,smaller baby, and the price tag from a budget store was still on it. The gift cost less than $10. Dad and his wife are not poor; in fact,they are wealthy. Dad isnt in good health, so I hate being mad at him. I dont know how many more years hell be around. Should I talk to him about this,or just let him sit it out and do practically nothing to be a part of his only grandchilds life? My in-laws are happily involved with Krissy. What do I tell her when shes old enough to wonder why Grandpa never sees her? Melancholic Mom in Michigan Dear Melancholic Mom: If it will make you feel better to talk to your father about this,by all means do so. But keep in mind that he comes from a generation of men who didnt necessarily relate to babies. Also,if hes in poor health,it may be a reason why hes not eager to hold her. Its possible he may relate better to his grandchild when shes old enough to talk and interact with him. Tackle the question about how to respond to your daughter when shes old enough to question his absence if the issue arises. Its possible he may no longer be around by then. And if thats the case,hope hes more generous in his estate planning than he was on her first birthday. Dear Abby: My mom is divorced. She lives alone in an isolated area and has been diagnosed with severe depression. About a year ago,while she was staying with my sister Susie,my sister looked through Moms online accounts and discovered that Moms fiance is a prisoner. She also saw that Mom has been using a service to send large amounts of money to his prison account. Susie has continued to log onto Moms account. She tracks the amount of money shes sending this prisoner and reads the letters he sends to her. The content of some of them is scary. He insists Mom keep their relationshipa secret,that she meet him upon his release from prison and marry him immediately. Its apparent that I have two problems one,that Susie is tracking Moms private dealings. The other,that my mother is sending money she cant afford to a prisoner w ith a history of fraud and domestic abuse. What should I do? Desperate For Answers Dear Desperate: Contact t he warden of the prison, explain what has been going on and express your concerns,which are valid. It is entirely possible that your mother isnt the only lonely and vulnerable woman this prisoner has been extorting money from. I have heard in the past from prison guards who have warned me that this is often a scam,and one that is quite common. In fact,the prisoners sometimes collaborate with one another in writing these communications to make them more effective. Dear Abby: I was married for five years to a man I was afraid of. He was controlling,uptight and never let me out of his sight. When we divorced,I was happy, and I thought that would be the end of it. However,I find myself going back to him every time he calls,in spite of knowing who he is and what he did to me. Why cant I get over him and move on? Back at Square One in Oklahoma Dear Back at Square One: Possibly because you are co-dependent,have low self-esteem and are afraid hes the only man you can get. You would rather settle for the familiar than possibly have no one. Because the path youre on is destructive, please get some counseling to help you establish healthie r relationships. D ear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline P hillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 6 9440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included). Page 2BNews-SunSunday, March 25, 2012www.newssun.com FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 3/25/,28 p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 2 2 0 0 6 6 DIVERSIONS GREGSLISTB y R. NORRIS & J. 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Southern Colonies 98 Material studied byW atson and Crick 100 Durban dollar 101 Meat shunners1 03 __ pop: Weezer genre 106 Plot 110 24-Down malady 111 Lad 112 Trade war group? 115 24 undevelopedp hotos of Old Faithful? 118 More peculiar 1 19 Non-PC? 120 Taking some cuts, s ay 121 Corrida cheer1 22 Baby's wake-up gadget? 1 25 Setting for many King novels 126 Palindromic poohbah 1 27 Seedy joint 128 __ the bud1 29 Glorify 130 Hoover, e.g. 1 31 Amanda of "The Whole Ten Yards" 132 Lacks the skills for DOWN 1 Ruling group 2 Catherine of __ 3 Secret to the max 4 A little one will "do ya," i n old ads 5 Blowup: Abbr. 6 Perfect score, to Paolo 7 Consequence 8 Taedong River capital 9 Valentine recipient, perhaps 10 Bribe 11 Infuse with oxygen 12 It's tough to be in a lot of it 13 Garage job 14 Places of refuge 15 U-__ 16 Odds and ends1 7 Word coiner? 1 8 "Don't come any closer, Zombie!"? 24 Plastered ones 29 Photog's setting 30 MLBer with the most career seasons of 100plus 25-Across 32 End-of-proof letters 33 Bathsheba's husband 34 Bolivian bear 4 0 It'll help you slow down 41 Game pieces 43 Truman's secretary ofs tate 45 Second-string squads 48 Old 123-Down foe 49 Immensely5 0 Vega's constellation 52 Farm newborn 5 3 Drer work 55 "I cannot tell __" 56 Trickle 58 Ill-gotten gains 59 Mark up or down, maybe 6 1 NW city nicknamed "The City of Trees" 6 6 Everest aide 6 8 Autobahn auto 70 Sommer of "A Shot in the Dark" 71 Universal donor'st ype, for short 7 2 Director Martin 73 Student stressor 74 Bank manager? 79 With 93-Across, s picy cuisine 8 0 Prison workers' respite? 81 Heir's burden 82 Skosh84 1960s album with a cover photo of its band crossing the street 86 Pigeonlike South A merican bird 87 "Does this __ bell?"8 9 __ school 9 1 Quash 95 Actor/composer Novello 97 "__: Miami" 9 9 Creative output 1 02 Sparkly 104 Like some small racecars 1 05 __-cat: sandlot game 107 Maximally 108 Adirondacks lake 109 Emphatic refusal 111 Medicinal Asian leaf 1 13 Sarge's superior 1 14 Tough mount to mount 116 Not loco 117 Gymnast Korbut1 22 Econ. yardstick 123 Cold War foe of 48Down 124 Hosp. employee Solution on page 3B F lirting can be costly. In the movie,Anne of Green Gables,Anne has distinctively,beautiful red hair. But Anne is embar-r assed by it. So,when Gil, a boy in her class,calls her Carrots,she is incensed, resolving to punish him with silence.Eventually,hea dmits his teasing remark was because he liked her. He was flirting and got burned for a time. But,our adversary,Satan, p uts intriguing temptations in our path to entice us and draw us in. I recall a temptation that overtook us a long time ago when we were invited tol isten to a time-share presentation. At the time,our k ids were still in school and we convinced ourselves we could vacation with thema nd to offer it to missionaries on leave. W hile visiting the East Coast,the representative offered for us to go see a resale property on the West Coast.We left our deposita nd drove there,forging ahead without seeking G ods counsel. However,once we saw it, we knew it wasnt foru s.We counted the cost of ownership realizing how i mprudent it would be.We called the office to cancel and get our money refunde d. But,they were no longer there. Panic gripped us. How stupid we had been. Wep rayed fervently something we should have done before leaving our check with them. Stressed to the max,we persevered to find the o rganization and,by Gods grace,found them and received our deposit back. Though owning a timeshare isnt sinful in itself, for us it was not the rightw ay to go and,therefore,a temptation we should have r esisted.We let our desires (no matter how noble) get in the way of wisdom andd irection from God. We were enticed and had f lirted with temptation.We played with fire and almost got burned.Thank God that he is merciful and speaks to the issue of temptation int he Bible as we see in 1 Corinthians 10:13,NKJV, w here it says,No temptation has overtaken you except such as is commont o man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to b e tempted beyond what you are able,but with the temptation will also maket he way of escape,that you may be able to bear it. When temptation comes o ur way,we must first seek God and realize that we are b eing given an opportunity to make a right choice. In this way,we will flee and not flirt. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Flee ... dont flirt Pause And C onsider Jan Merop Special to the News-SunAquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,your desire to help a person in need this week is paramount. Find some new ways to exhibit compassion and surprise a loved one with a random act of kindness. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces,you will soon find you have the momentum to implement any change you desire. Start making a list of your plans. Aries (March 21-April 20) Aries,kick back and let your fantasy world take over your conscious thoughts. You can use a little time lost in a land of utmost happiness this week. Taurus (April 21-May 21) This is not the week to try to do everything solo,Taurus. Involve your friends and family members as much as possible. At the very least youll have a host of able bodies. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,people are likely to offer you advice this week. While the advice might be unsolicited,take it into consideration and you might just be better for it. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,address any unresolved projects this week. Youre riding on a wave of very positive energy that will fuel you as you tie up all those loose ends. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo,try to keep your cool this week,even if stress levels are rising and you cant seem to get anything done. Maintain your composure and everything willw ork out. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,expect to get a lot done this week. An extra hop in your step ise nabling you to accomplish all your goals. Offer your help to Pisces when you get a free moment. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra,focus on the things in life that provide you pleasure. This will help balance out anything that might be bothering you. Youll find this balance is right up your alley. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) What you desire and what you experience are starting to meld,Scorpio. Be sure that you position yourself correctly to maximize the benefits of this scenario. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius,now is the time to reach for something bold and big. Think about any changes you can make that will involve a leap of faith and then get started on the goal. Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 20) Carpicorn, encourage others to tacklea problem with a different mindset. Things are looking up for you,so dont be afraid to offer some advice. Notable birthdaysMarch 25:Sarah Jessica Parker,actress (47 26:Martin Short,comic actor (62 Mariah Carey,singer (42 March 27:Lady Gaga, singer (26Elle Macpherson,model (48 March 28:Piers Morgan, journalist (47 Ewan McGregor,actor (41 Aries, let your fantasy world take over your thoughts Mom wants Grandpa at arms length to come a little closer Horoscope Dear Abby GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K B y MANUEL VALDES Associated PressSEATTLE A D emocratic senator from Connecticut is writing a bill that would stop the practice of employers asking job applicants for their Facebooko r other social media passwords,he told The Associated Press on Thursday. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said that such a practice is an unreasonable invasion of privacy for people seeking work. These practices seem to be spreading,which is why federal law ought to address them. They go beyond the borders of individual states and call for a national solution,said Blumenthal,who first spoke to Politico on Wednesday. The AP reported this week that some private and public agencies around the country are asking job seekers for their social media credentials. The practice has alarmed privacy advocates, but the legality of it remains murky. Experts say the terms of service for Facebook and other sites dont carry much weight in these cases. The Department of Justice regards it as a federal crime to enter a social networking site in violation of those terms,but the agency said during recent congressionalt estimony that such violations would not be prosecuted. The practice is more prevalent among public agencies,s uch as police departments and 911 dispatchers. Blumenthal said his bill will have some exceptions, such as some federal andl ocal law enforcement agencies,or national security departments. He said it would include private companies with government con-t racts for highly classified work. By MELISSA NELSON A ssociated PressO CALA NATIONAL FOREST Erika Faulk and her cousin, Gale Robinson,could have met up for a weekend spa retreat or planned a shopping excursion,butt he two middle-aged,suburban moms opted for weekend learning to shoot guns,build campfires and track deer deep in the Ocala National Forest. F aulk,Robinson and about 100 other women were taking part in a three-day workshop called Becoming an Outdoors-Woman. The program began two decades ago in Wisconsin and has spread to4 0 states and Canada as a way to teach women the skills needed to e njoy outdoor activities. In Florida, three workshops are held in different parts of the state throughout they ear. Organizers say the sessions are so popular they usually fill up j ust days after they are announced. Faulks 18-year-old-son laughed at her when she told him she was planning a weekend of camping in the woods. He said,You are paying money to do this,go outside? You dont w ant to go to a Ritz Carlton? Faulk said. Faulk,who is from the Tampa a rea,took classes in archery,boating and firearms. Robinsons s chedule included a class in outdoor cooking. Robinson,who lives in the Atlanta area,had not beenc amping since she was child. But the two cousins,both in their 50s and in the pharmaceutical sales b usiness,said they had a blast sleeping in bunk beds in a cabin s hared with other women,hiking in the woods and experiencing the great outdoors. The program began in 1991 in Wisconsin after researchers at theU niversity of Wisconsin-Stevens Point studied why women were less l ikely than men to participate in some outdoor activities,said Lynne Hawk,an education specialist witht he Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and director of the Florida program. The women didnt feel like they had the skills to be confident and c omfortable to be outdoors doing these activities,Hawk said. The Wisconsin program was an enormous success and spread from there,she said. States tailor theirw orkshops to outdoor activities common in their areas and teach w hatever survival skills are needed in the region. Florida joined the program in 1 995. The state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission usually holds workshops every year near T allahassee,Ocala and West Palm Beach. T he Florida program includes courses in boating,kayaking, whitetail deer,fishing,knot tying and outdoor photography. Instructors even teach students h ow to back a boat trailer into the water and how to tie a boat up to a d ock. e think part of the whole boating safety program is learningt o control the boat,control the trailer and to know the knots necessary to secure the boat to the d ock,said Dot Goodwin,a boating safety instructor. The husband m ight want to be in the boat and then the wife would have to put the boat in the water with the trailer and then bring the trailer away so she needs to know how to operatei t also. Debbie Hanson had a tough time maneuvering a trailer hitched to theb ack of a truck through a series of traffic cones and into the lake. What can I say other than it took me five hours,the Estero woman said to roars of laughter from herc ompanions when finally she completed the task in about 20 minutes with Goodwins careful coaching. Julia Beasley,from Altha,met her sister Dottie Love,who lives inN orth Carolina,for the weekend. The sisters joked that they are wilderness opposites Julie has spent little time in the great outdoors and Dottie loves to camp, fish and hunt. Shes 100 percent and Im like five,Beasley said,comparing their e nthusiasm for the outdoors. Love has gone to Becoming an Outdoors-Woman events in NorthC arolina for more than 10 years. The Ocala program was Beasles f irst. The sistersclass choices reflected their differences. Beasley learned about bird watching,cooking outdoors,and making orna-m ents from plant leaves. Love got tips on deer hunting. D espite their different tastes,the sisters shared a cabin in the national park and ate together at commu-n al meals. It was a good time for us to get together as sisters,which w ve never really done before,and I think its great. Its a good thing for all women to get out and dot heir own thing,Beasley said. Floridas next Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is o ffered in November in the West Palm Beach area. P rograms are offered in most states at various times throughout the year. http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/bow/map. aspx www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 25, 2012Page 3B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 03/11/12 and 03/25/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 0 0 9 9 E .O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; p/u seam; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 4 4 2 2 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 03/25/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 5 5 0 0 LIFESTYLES Instead of spas, women opt for hunting and fishing S ue Cocking/Miami Herald/MCT F irefighter/paramedic Anne Keller builds a campfire out of primitive materials in 2009 at the FWC's "Becoming an Outdoors Woman'' workshop in Palm Beach County. CROSSWORDSOLUTION Senator: Employers shouldnt seek social network passwords


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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, March 25, 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 Florida is full of unusual and amazing creatures. Taketheb lue-tailed mole skink,Eumeces egregious lividus, as an example. These shy crea-t ures may be seen occasionally as a quick flash of neon blue before escapingu nder a nearby rock or other dark place. Most folks only get a quick glimpse at these lizard like critters because they are so elusive. And who can blame them? They are on the feder-a l list of threatened and endangered species. S kinks resemble salamanders, but they are actually reptiles. Unlike salamanders,skinks dontu ndergo any type of metamorphoses. They have scales and lay h ard eggs,just like lizards. All skinks have long tails,short legs and slender cylindrical bodies. These creatures can burrow underground and maneuver beneath thee arth with little effort; thus the name mole skink. T he body of the blue-tailed mole skink is shiny and brownish in color. Juveniles generally have ab lue tail that takes up more than half of the creatures length. They grow to be from three to six inches in length and often share habitat with the sand skink,which is alsoe ndangered. The two do not compete with each other. The sand skink feeds underground,while the blue-tailed mole skink hunts on the surface. Their diet consists ofc ockroaches,spiders,crickets and other insects,making it a great natural insecticide. As the juveniles grow older, their tails begin to turn pink. Theyh ave two faint light lines on the upper sides of their bodies. They have five toes on each foot. In late winter breeding males display colorful,orange sides. These shy creatures are generall y found hiding under rocks,leaf litter or brush in an effort to stay c ool. Because of their body shape, they can easily escape predators by going underground. T hey have tiny legs that are used only when they are on the s urface for swimming through the sand. Another clever trick to escape predators is breaking off their colorful tails. This distracts the predator and allows the skink time to geta way. Mole skinks live in well-drained s andy upland soils above 100 feet. They prefer habitats with scattered shrubs and lichens. They requirel oose sand for burrowing,which is w hy they are found on the Lake Wales Ridge. They prefer sand pine s crub where dominant vegetation includes sand pine and rosemary. They also enjoy longleaf pine and turkey oak combinations. The most important component for the skinki s loose sand in which it can burrow. I n these dry communities,the mole skinks occupy pockets with leaf litter and enough moisture top rovide food and nesting. The s pecies needs the moisture to keep cool and regulate its temperature i nternally. Although the blue-tailed mole skink is a small creature,it has a very large appetite. They eat insects that most humans considerp ests and they help mange the insect population. B ecause of the elusiveness of the creature,they have been a difficult study.Another reason thatr esearches are challenged by learning about this skink,is rarity. In 1965 there were an estimated 50,000 acres of available habitat for these creatures. Within 20y ears,about 65 percent of the skinks habitat has been lost. Many areas that these skinks once lived have been converted by agriculture and development.A nother reason for the skinks demise is suppression of fire. Without the fires to maintain the ecosystems they live in,the scrub gets too thick and old to be qualityt o the creature. Often other vegetation will encroach into the area and change the habitat completely. Since the skinks require loose sand,this is a recipe for disaster as far as thesec reatures are concerned. Without proper land management and prot ection,the blue-tailed mole skinks will eventually die off because the necessary habitat will be unavail-a ble. If we want to protect these creat ures,it is vital that the few adequate sites remaining be protected. In addition to protection of these areas,proper management of the land is critical. Corine Burgess is and Environmental S pecialist for the Highlands County P arks and Natural Resources D epartment. Guest columns are the o pinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. The shy and elusive blue-tailed mole skink News From T he Watershed C orine Burgess Courtesy photo The body of the blue-tailed mole skink is shiny and brownish in color. J uveniles generally have a blue tail that takes up more than half of the creaturs length.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 25, 2012Page 7B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion.Coffee hour following services.Newcomers welcome.Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com .The church is at 839 HowsWay, Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m.until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m.service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.The Rev.Jim Kurtz, rector.Church office 385-7649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Phone:465-0051. Rev.Elizabeth L.Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service.Come see what makes us different. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Way Church EFCA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring.Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays.The Way 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:4716140, Church Cell Phone:2733674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month.Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass.Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed.Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Like to sing? Come join the choir.Visitors always welcome.Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School.Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and 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, 3853232.Rev.Gary Kindle, pastor. Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes:9:15 a.m. Sunday.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday.Educational opportu-n ities 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., AvonPark. Pastor:Rev.John C.Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m.Sunday school will resume in the fall.Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 4536858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship 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:C hoirs;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.Webs ite www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;3864900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way.Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.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.weareu nion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.;evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone:385-3234;Fax:385-2759;email: covpres@strato.net ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W.Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours:8:3012:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone:453-3242.The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday;Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday.Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Worship Service, 11 a.m.;Tuesday:Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.;Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.;Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes.Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m.in the sanctuary;contemporary worship is at 11 a.m.Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m.in the educational building.Wednesday:6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school nursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies.Children/youth music ministry (Thursday):grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.;grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.;grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.Call the church office for more information about the classes offered.Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday:Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 3857548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825.(863. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.;Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United 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 98) Sebring.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday.Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday. Church office phone:655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday;Bible studies throughout the week.4711999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult (Atria 2. Star Wars: Fate of the J edi, Apocalypse by Troy D enning (Del Rey 3 Kill Shot by Vince Flynn (Atria 4. 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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, March 25, 2012www.newssun.com p roject graduation; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; project graduation; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 1 1 5 5 6 6 Special to the News-Sun A VON PARK Circurious closes out the South Florida C ommunity College 2011-12 Artist Series season with a cirque-style performance at7 :30 p.m. Saturday,March 31 in the SFCC Theatre for the P erforming Arts. Indulge your curiosities and celebrate your senses as aerialists,a crobats,contortionists, escape artists,singers,and indescribable feats reignite y our belief in human potential. C ircurious is a heart-stopping,mindboggling display of artistry and athleticism. The audience will enjoy a combination of circus tent,c oncert hall,and Broadway stage performances in one fantastic evening. Performers in Circurious are world record holders,Broadway performers,two-time grand champion winners from New Yorks Apollo Theatre,original Coney Island side show entertainers,and worldrenowned aerialists performing breathtaking feats. This performance is sponsored by Dr. Dini H. Rada/Heartland Pathology Associates,Drs. Abe and Carmelita Lim,and Drs.A udwin and Patrice Nelson. T ickets range from $33 to $ 39 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day,seven days a week,at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purc hased by calling the SFCC B ox Office at 784-7178 or by v isiting the SFCC Box Office in the front of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday,at 600 W. College Drive. Circurious performance set March 31 at SFCC C ourtesy photo Circurious will close out the Artist Season at South Florida C ommunity College with its performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Craft Cooperative announces instructor Jeni Novak will teach a two-day seminar on watercolor techniques from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31 and from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday,April 1. All the supplies needed for this two-day seminar are included in the cost,which is $75. A $35 deposit is required t o reserve a place in the class. The final payment is due at the start of the class. The instructor asks that studentsa rrive 15 minutes early. Day one includes techniques on water features such as lakes,streams,etc.,s ky features such as skies, clouds,sunrises,etc.,and trees such as palms and pines,etc. There will be a potluck l unch on the first day.The second day of instruction includes rocks,cliffs,stones, etc. and a recap of all tech-n iques. The co-op is at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. Call 6995940 or 273-9098 or visit www.caladiumarts.org/. Novak to teach watercolor seminar at Lake Placid Caladium Cooperative ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community Colleges Museum of Florida Art and Culture presents itsf inal exhibition of the season,ood, Paper,Paint:Bitner and Bogdanowitschnow through May 9. Well-known Central Florida artists Donne Bitner and CherylB ogdanowitsch exhibit their colorful, intriguing and whimsical paintings and sculpture. Working intuitively,Bitners mixed-media paintings have a dreamlike quality while Bogdanowitsch creates gesturing,wooden figures withs ticks,branches and roots. In the Lower Lobby Gallery located i n the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts,patrons can view the SFCC Juried Student Art Exhibition featuring a vari-e ty of artwork created by SFCC students. The work will be on display M arch 28-May 4. An awards reception will be held Thursday,April 19,at 12:30 p.m. MOFAC will hold its Third Thursday program Art through Discovery:B itner and Bogdanowitschat 1 p.m. Thursday. R esponding to environmental and abstract influences,Bitner and Bogdanowitsch will talk about the intu-i tive process for developing art. Third Thursdays at MOFAC is a series that will enhance and inspire thep ublics perspective on Florida art and culture. Each program focuses on a diff erent MOFAC exhibition. The program is held every third Thursday of the month,is open to the public,and is free. SFCC MOFAC is open to the public W ednesday,Thursday,and Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m.,one hour prior to each A rtist and Matinee Series performance and by appointment for group tours. For more information,contact Mollie D octrow,MOFAC curator,at 863-7847 240. SFCC MOFAC is located on the Highlands Campus,on the east wing of the SFCC Theatre for the PerformingA rts. SFCC MOFAC featuring works of Bitner and Bogdanowitsch Night Visitor by Donne Bitner Forest Dweller by Cheryl Bogdanowitsch Y MCA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 03/25/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 4 4 1 1 Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876


C M Y K BUSINESS C SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, March 25, 2012 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, Ad#2 Bus V1,main,ff,r; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 1 1 7 7 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 8CLASSIFIED PAGE4 C News-Sun F rances Vassell outside her new salon Shear Innovations. By ANGIE BARR S pecial to the News-SunS EBRING Shear Innovations Unisex Salon opened its doors on Jan. 6 at 4141 U.S. 27 N. Suite 11 in Sebring. B usiness owner Frances Vassell former resident of Long Island,N.Y. and more recently of Avon Park,has big plans for the b usiness with the intent over time,to expanding and offering more and more servi ces to the community. Vassell presently works with stylist Maybelle Ku,eventually hiring more stylists and barbers as the business progresses. When asked what Vassell feels is a plus f or the business opening where it is it all comes down to its location. The salon is in a good area with surrounding businesses to attract people,Vassell said. I want to be able to cater for people of d ifferent age groups. Many salons in Highlands County cater for the older generat ion,but I want to attract all ages,including younger people,and also have good prices. To encourage this apart from services s uch as perms,colors,haircuts,waxing, manicures and pedicures feathering and tensile,keratin treatments,and extensions w ill also be offered,Vassell said. e will also be offering lice treatments t oo,which will be available by appointment only. Vassell went on to say that the salon business hours will eventually be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.,seven days a week. P resent business hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. and closing each day as needed,depending on the appointment requirements. Call Frances Vassell at 658-2406. Owner has big plans for Shear Innovations salon Special to the News-SunWAUCHULA Hannahs House,aW auchula-based center for women and children affected by domestic violence, recently received $8,000 from Peace River Electric Cooperativs OperationR ound Up Charitable Foundation to purchase furn iture for its newly-constructed apartment complex. T he 17-unit apartments provide a safe haven for f amilies while helping them to reestablish themselves through counseling,educational activities and vocational training. H annahs House is counting on local community p artners to provide the funding needed to furnish the entire complex. The center is dedicated to working with community agencies to assist residentsi n Hardee County and surrounding areas,who are experiencing the hardship of domestic violence and homelessness. Along with shelter, H annahs House provides food,medical assistance, c lothing and transportation to gain employment or a higher education. O peration Round Up is a program made possible by t he generosity and compassion of Peace River Electric Cooperativs member-consumers. Funds are raised for local w orthy individuals and charitable organizations by rounding upmonthly energy bills,on a voluntary basis,to the next dollar. PRECO Foundation supports womens shelter in Hardee Courtesy photo Julian Tip Tharp, Operation Round Up board president, shares grant check to provide furnishings for domestic violence shelter with Lorraine Gillispie, Hannahs House executive director. Associated PressNEW YORK Watching the numbers on t he gas pump tick ever h igher can boil the blood a nd lead the mind to wond er:Why are gasoline prices so high? Many stand accused, i ncluding oil companies, t he president,Congress, a nd speculators on Wall Street. Others assume that the earth is just running out of oil. The reality,economists s ay,is fairly simple,but it isnt very satisfying for a driver looking for someone to blame for his $75 fillup. Last year,the average price of gasoline was higher than ever,and it hasnt gotten any better this year. The average price nationwide is $3.88 per gallon, the highest ever for March. Ten states and the District o f Columbia are paying m ore than $4. Q:What determines the price of gasoline? A:Mainly,its the price o f crude oil,which is used to make gasoline. Oil is a g lobal commodity,traded on exchanges around the What makes gas prices rise? See GAS,page 3C


C M Y K Page 2CNews-SunSunday, March 25, 2012www.newssun.com DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 03/11, 03/18, 03/25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 8 1 1 1 1 chamber page; 7.444"; 15"; Black; chamber pg; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 4 4 9 9 BUSINESS S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Centers mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ especially to the kids. The Childrens Museum of the Highlands has partnered with Florida Hospital to update an interactive educational area featuring hands-on health-c are tools. By teaching children a bout their bodies and how to care for them,we are empowering the next generation andh elping them lead healthier l ives,said Florida Hospital P erformance Improvement M anager and Childrens M useum board member Meredith Lutz. Florida Hospital donated s crub outfits and lab coats to the Childrens Museum to pair with their existing x-ray light box,patient table and wheelchair for a fun interactive experience. A particular highlight of the area is the assorted x-ray films showing a snake and a teddy bear,and the wheelchair skills test. The Children's Museum of the Highlands,which opened in 1990,is a non profit 501C3 corporation dedicated to p roviding fun learning exper iences for children and their f amilies. The museum is o pen Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p .m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $4 per person for childrena nd adults. Call 385-5437 or v isit www.childrensmuseu mhighlands.com/. Florida Hospital helps Childrens Museum teach about health Courtesy photo F lorida Hospital Heartland Medical Center donated scrub outfits and lab coats to the Childrens Museum to pair with t heir existing x-ray light box, patient table and wheelchair for a fun interactive experience. Shown in the work area are (from left) Sydney Lutz, Joey Collier and Allie Collier. S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK Youve got the idea. Now you need to know how get on yourw ay. Starting Your Business is a class that teaches just that. From how to determine feasibility and legals tructure to the type of license you will need,this class covers all the essen-t ials that will help you get started. Starting Your Business i s a free seminar presented by the Small Business D evelopment Center at University of South Florida. It is designed for persons thinking of startinga small business or who have started a business andw ant to make sure they did it correctly. It will be held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesdayat South Florida CommunityC ollege Corporate and Continuing Education Room T05. The seminarw ill be presented by David Noel,Certified Business Analyst with the SBDC. S eating is limited,so call Noel at 784-7378 to reserve a seat in the seminar or for further information. Help offered for starters of small businesses Its hard to think o f any act more generous than adopting a child.M any adoptive parents I know tell me i s the most personally rewarding thing theve ever done. B ut adoption isnt cheap. Related expenses can quickly mount to tens of thousands of dol-l ars. Fortunately,the IRS provides significant tax incentives for people who adopt,including the adoption tax credit and an exclusionf rom taxable income for expenses paid through an e mployers adoption assistance program. S everal IRS rules policies and dollar limits for adoption tax credits and exclusions have changed for 2012: Depending on your income l evel,you may be able to claim a non-refundable tax credit for up to $12,650 for qualified expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. Af ew adoption credit rules and definitions: The adoption credit is per child; thus the amount doubles if you adopt two children in the same year. For your adoption expenses to be eligible,the child must be under age 18 or physically or mentally unable to care for himself or herself. Non-refundablemeans you can claim a credit for only up to the tax amount you owe. Qualified adoption expensesinclude adoption fees,court costs,attorney fees and travel expenses (including meals and lodging while away from home). See IRS Form 8839 at www.irs.gov for details. If your modified adjusted gross income is $189,710 to $229,710,the credit amount you can claim gradually reduces; over $229,710,you cannot claim any credit. Families who adopt special needs children are entitled to claim the full $12,650 credit, even if their out-of-pocket expenses were less than that amount. Special n eeds childrenare those the state determines cannot ors hould not be returned to their p arents home and who probably wont be adopted unless a ssistance is provided. This group may include older children,siblings,children with disabilit ies and those currently in foster care. If the child is a U.S. citizen or resident alien,the following rules apply for boths uccessful and failed adoptions: F or expenses paid before the adoption is final,take thec redit on the following years tax return. For expenses paid in the year the adoption is finalized,take the credit on thaty ears return. For expenses paid in the year after finalization,take the credit in the year paid. Because its nonrefunda ble,if the credit due to you exceeds a given years tax liability,you may carry any remaining credit forward for up to five years,until youve used it up. If the child you adopt is a foreign national,you may only claim the tax credit or exclude employer-paid benefits after the adoption has become final. In addition,if the adoption is ultimately unsuccessful,you cannot collect the credit for those expenses. In addition to the tax credit,you also may be able to exclude from your gross income for tax purposes any employer-paid amounts under a qualified adoption assistance program,whether paid to you or a third party. See Form IRS 8839. Adoption should not be entered lightly.A good place to start your research is the governments Child Welfare Information Gateway at www.childwelfare.gov. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. Financial impact of adoption Personal Finance Jason Alderman


C M Y K world. The main U.S. oil b enchmark has averaged $103 per barrel this year. The oil used to make gasoline at many U.S. coastal refineries has averaged $117 per barrel. O il prices have been high in recent months because global oil demand is expected to reach a record this year as the developing nations ofA sia,Latin America and the Middle East increase their need for oil. There have also been minor supply disruptions in South Sudan,Syria and Nigeria. And oil pricesh ave been pushed higher by traders worried that nuclear t ensions with Iran could lead to more dramatic supply disruptions. Iran is the worldst hird largest exporter. Q:How are gasoline p rices set? A:When an oil producer sells to a refiner,they generally agree to a price set on an exchange such as the NewY ork Mercantile Exchange. After the oil is refined into g asoline,it is sold by the refiner to a distributor,again pegged to the price of whole-s ale gasoline on an exchange. Finally,gas station owners s et their own prices based on how much they paid for their last shipment,how much theyw ill have to pay for their next shipment,and,perhaps most importantly,how much their c ompetitor is charging. Gas stations make very little profi t on the sale of gasoline. They want to lure drivers into their convenience stores to buy coffee and soda. Oil companies and refiners h ave to accept whatever price the market settles on it has no relation to their cost of doing business. When oil prices are high,oil companies make a lot of money,but they cant force the price of oil up. Q :Are oil prices manipulated by speculators on Wall S treet? A:Investment in oil futures contracts by pension funds, mutual funds,hedge funds, exchange traded funds ando ther investors who arent going to actually use oil has risen dramatically in the last decade. Much of this money is betting that oil prices willr ise. It is possible that this has inflated the price of oil and therefore gasoline somewhat. But investors can also bet that prices will go down, and they do. Studies of the effects of speculation on oil markets suggest that it probably increases volatility,but that it doesnt have a major effect on average prices. Q:Are politicians to blame for high prices? A:Politicians cant do much to affect gasoline prices because the market for oil is global. Allowing increased drilling in the U.S. would contribute only small amounts of oil to world supply,not nearly enough to affect prices. The Associated Press conducted a statistical analysis of 36 years of monthly inflation-adjusted gasoline prices and U.S. domestic oil production and found no statistical correlation between oil that comes out of U.S. wells and the price at the pump. Over the last three years,domestic oil p roduction has risen and gasoline prices rose sharply. I n the 1980s and 1990s,U.S. production fell dramatically, and prices did too. R eleasing oil from emergency supplies held in the S trategic Petroleum Reserve could lead to a temporary dip in prices,but the marketm ight instead take it as a signal that there is even less oil supply in the world than t hought,and bid prices higher. Any price relief from a r elease of reserves would be temporary. Politicians can,however, help reduce the total amount drivers pay at the pump. Theyc ould lower gasoline taxes and they can help get more fuel efficient cars into showrooms by mandating fuel economy improvements or subsidizing the cost of alternative-fueled vehicles. Thef irst new fuel economy standards since 1990 are just now g oing into effect. Last summer the Obama Administration and automakers agreed to toughen standards further in 2016. T he U.S. fleet is now more fuel efficient than ever,and gasoline demand in the U.S. has fallen for 52 straight weeks. The U.S. is nevera gain expected to consume as much gasoline as it did in 2006. That means that while drivers are paying more than they used to,they would have been paying much more if they consumed as much gasoline as they did in the middle of the last decade. Q:Are prices high because the world is running out of oil? A:Not yet. Prices are high b ecause theres not a lot of oil that can be quickly and easily b rought to market to meet demand or potential supply disruptions from natural dis-a sters or political turmoil. Like most commodities,the n eed for oil is so great that people will pay almost anything,in the short term,to gett heir hands on what might be the last available barrel at any given moment. B ut substantial new reserves of oil have been f ound in shale formations in the United States,in the Atlantic deep waters off of Africa and South America, and on the east coast ofA frica. Canada has enormous reserves,and production is growing fast there. The Arctic,which is largely unexplored,is thought to have 25 percent of the worlds known reserves. A ll of this oil,however is hard to get and expensive to p roduce. That leads analysts to believe that oil will never stay much below $60 a barrel for an extended period again. As soon as oil prices fall,pro-d ucers will stop developing this expensive oil until demand,and high prices, return. Current high prices have f ueled a boom in oil exploration that is sure to bring more crude to the market in coming years. But it is not here yet,so for now,pump prices and frustration are expected to remain high. Jonathan Fahey of the Associated Press can be reached at twitter.com/JonathanFahey Special to the News-SunL AKE PLACID Archbold Biological Stations Ecology Summer Camp will have the theme of In Search of the Mini-B easties.The week-long camps are scheduled throughout June and July. The camps are hands-on, active learning experiencesd esigned to stimulate curiosity,foster appreciation and teach children about sciencea nd the endless wonders of the natural world. Activities highlight Florida scrub,oneo f the most threatened ecosystems in North A merica. Campers check live-traps for small animals,collect andi nvestigate insects,examine tiny life with microscopes, s wim in a pristine sinkhole lake,interact with Archbolds research biologists,go on a ranch safari,take a night hike without flashlights (its not as dark as you think!), p lay games,and make crafts. The Ecology Summer Camp schedule is: Session 1 June 11-15 for ages 10-12; Session 2 June 18-22 for ages 7-9; Session 3 June 25-29 for ages 10-12; Session 4 July 9-13 for a ges 7-9; Session 5 July 16-20 for ages 10-12; and Session 6 July 23-27 for ages 7-9. The camps are from 9 a.m. t o 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sessions 3 and 4 will offer an A fternoon Add-on (until 5:30 p.m.),but this will be extended to other sessions ifd emand exists. There is also an optional Thursday evening p rogram from 8:30-10:30 p.m. with a night hike. Camp will be headquartered in the bright,new Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center,the LEED P latinum certified green building at Archbold. This building is easily accessible from Archbolds main drive. Camp registration materia ls are available mid-March. Sessions fill very quickly.All registration materials listed are required to reserve a spot in camp. Phone registrationsa re not accepted. However, credit card payments can be made over the phone afterf axed registration materials are received. Credit card payments are also accepted ons ite. Cost for each camp session i s $150 and includes all camp materials and an afternoon snack. Campers must providet heir own lunch. Contact the Archbold educ ation office at 465-2571,ext 276 or visit www.archboldstation.org/station/html/education/scrubecol for additional information. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, March 25, 2012Page 3C DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 3/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 8 8 7 7 JEWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 3/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 6 6 0 0 6 6 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 03/25/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 4 4 8 8 Archbold to host Ecology Summer Camp ARTS& LEISURE BUSINESS Special to the News-SunAVON PARK In this day and age,cell phones are more than a means to call someo ne; they have become a portable office, entertainment system,calendar and phone. L earn to save time and energy by using your phone and tablet devices at the Smart Phone and Tablets Technology workshop series offered by the South Florida Community College (SFCCE ducation Department. In these workshops,students will learn the major components of smartphones and tablets,how to use settings to manage device setup,set appointments and alarms in a calendar,store names,addresses,phone numbers, a nd email addresses in contacts,and how to send and receive email with attachments. The first workshop focuses on Android s martphones and tablets. It is from 1-5 p.m. Friday in Building T,Room 20,Highlands C ampus. The course number (CRN2 and the workshop costs $35. The second workshop focuses on Apple smartphones and tablets. It is from 1-5 p.m. Friday,April 6 in Building T,Room 20,Highlands Campus.T he course number (CRN workshop costs $35. For more information,contact the SFCC, Corporate and Community Education Department,Lorrie Key at 784-7033. To register,call 784-7405. 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C M Y K Page 4CNews-SunSunday, March 25, 2012www.newssun.com I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA J UVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. JP12-000061-XX IN THE INTEREST OF: D.L. DOB 11/21/06 D .C. DOB 02/13/09 D .C. DOB 02/25/11 Minor children SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR T ERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: UNKNOWN FATHER YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Terminat ion of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in the a bove styled Court by the Department of Children & Families, seeking the termination of your parental rights to: D .L. a black female child born November 21, 2006 mother Tachia Lawson a nd you are hereby commanded to personally appear before the Honorable Sheryl D. Snodgrass, a M agistrate/hearing officer in the Juvenile Division of the C ircuit Court in and for Highlands County, State of Florida, on the 25th day of April, 2012 at 10:00 A.M., at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, Courtroom 1A. YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at 1968 Sebring Parkway, Sebring FL 33870, Telephone (8637 proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD or Voice (V ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK DATED THIS 22ND DAY OF MARCH, 2012. By: /s/ Anita E. Reiley Deputy Clerk (Clerk's Seal March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282009CA000695XXXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-RM1, Plaintiff, vs DIMITRI RAVELO A/K/A DIMITRI J. RAVELO; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 20, 2012, entered in Case No. 282009CA000695XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-RM1, is the Plaintiff and DIMITRI RAVELO A/K/A DIMITRI J. RAVELO; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell, pursuant to Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on the 17th day of April, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK 256, SEBRING SUMMIT, UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on March 21, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k AS DEPUTY CLERK March 25; April 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-469 GCS SULLIVAN D. CURRAN, Plaintiff -vsNORTH RIDGEWOOD, INC., a Florida corporation, MARIA E. DUGARTE, INDIVIDUALLY, EUGENE O'STEEN, INDIVIDUALLY, REPUBLIC NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY LLC, a Florida limited liability company, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION, DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO, and DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 7, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. on April 3, 2012, in the Jury Assembly Room located in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 the following described property: Highlands County alcoholic beverage license #: 3 8-01283 5 COP D ated this 8th day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k A s Deputy Clerk March 18, 25, 2012 Tampa, FL 33614 (813 (813 March 25; April 1, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001922 PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. CLYDE J. BROWN A/K/A CLYDE BROWN AND MICHELLE A. BROWN A/K/A MICHELLE AMANDA MILLER; BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; PINE & LAKE OF SEBRING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 1, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-001922 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff and CLYDE J. BROWN A/K/A CLYDE BROWN AND MICHELLE A. BROWN A/K/A MICHELLE AMANDA MILLER are defendant(s sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., April 17, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 84, OF PINE AND LAKE SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 08-1440-GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MARY BETH BINKLEY-GILL A/K/A MARYBETH B. GILL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY BETH BINKLEY-GILL A/K/A MARYBETH B. GILL; SCOTT L. GILL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SCOTT L. GILL; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, C REDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; LEISURE LAKES HOME OWNERS CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LEINORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S TENANT #2; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 37, BLOCK 31, LEISURE LAKES, SECTION F OUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3006 Brooklands Ave Lake Placid, FL 33852 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on April 17, 2012. DATED THIS 21st DAY OF MARCH, 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 21st day of March, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 25; April 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001197 Divison GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. DONALD L. PAGE, ALICE I. PAGE, PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS 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 20, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 36, BLOCK 283, PLACID LAKES SECTION 20, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 259 BIMINI STREET NE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-0000; 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 17, 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 21st day of March, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 25; April 1, 2012I N THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000162 Divison BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JENNIFER CURRY, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER CURRY, 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 20, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 4, BLOCK S, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 211 DEERWALK AVE., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; 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 17, 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 21st day of March, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 25; April 1, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10000913GCS BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff(s vs. JUSTIN T. GLENN, et al., Defendant(s DIVISION NO. Section. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 7th, 2012, and entered in Case No. 10000913GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY is the Plaintiff and JUSTIN T. GLENN and BETH A. GLENN are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th day of April, 2 012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: A PORTION OF LOT 3, BLOCK 6, LYING IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 3, BLOCK 6; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 06'25'' EAST AND ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT A DISTANCE OF 264.94 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 45'40'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 122.13 TO A POINT ON THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST; THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION AND ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE LEFT (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 60.00 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 60 DEGREES 41'02'' AND A CHORD BEARING OF NORTH 25 DEGREES 43'15'' WEST) A ARC DISTANCE OF 63.55 FEET; THENCE NORTH 16 DEGREES 47'45'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 222.38 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 45'4.0'' EAST AND ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF 76.30 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AN INGRESS AND EGRESS EASEMENT MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF LOT 3, BLOCK 6, LYING IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1 /4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A POINT WHERE THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF ALBRITTON ROAD INTERSECTS THE WEST LINE OF LOT 3, BLOCK 6; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 01'17'' WEST AND ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF 353.46 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 45'40'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 415.81 FEET TO A POINT ON THE ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH; THENCE CONTINUE IN A EASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 25.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 49 DEGREES 40'47'') A ARC DISTANCE OF 21.68 FEET TO THE POINT OF REVERSE CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE WEST; THENCE IN A EASTERLY, NORTHERLY THEN WESTERLY DIRECTION AND ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE OT THE LEFT (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 60.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 279 DEGREES 21'34'') A ARC DISTANCE OF 292.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF REVERSE CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH; THENCE CONTINUE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION AND ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT; (CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 25.00 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 49 DEGREES 40'47'') A ARC DISTANCE OF 21.68 FEET TO THE PINT OF TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 45'40'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 415.74 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 10'17'' EAST AND ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 990 N DEER LAKE RD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHTS TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT 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 18, 25, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000507 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff vs. MARIA MONTALBANO, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 8th, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 2009-CA-000507 in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is the Plaintiff, and MARIA MON1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 11000531GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK,A S TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-11 Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL C. FRISELL; JAMIE M. FRISELL; UNKNOWN PERSON(S JECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 8, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11000531GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-11 is Plaintiff and MICHAEL C. F RISELL; JAMIE M. FRISELL; UNKNOWN PERSON(S PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 5th day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 735, SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk March 18, 25, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA P ROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-82 IN RE: ESTATE OF RUTH AUDREY RIFE aka RUTH A. RIFE aka RUTH LARGE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUTH AUDREY RIFE aka RUTH A. RIFE aka RUTH LARGE, deceased, whose date of death was February 9, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 18, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ DONALD PAUL LARGE 32801 HWY 44 NORTH, #40 OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 /s/ Clifford M. Ables III FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379 March 18, 25, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-94 IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES M. HUMPHRIES AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES M. HUMPHRIES, deceased, whose date of death was December 19th, 2011, and whose social security number is 265-16-9540, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF 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 W ITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER B ARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 18, 2012. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 25, 2012Page 5C JOB 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 Spanish REQUIRED *Experience with H2A Temporary Agriculture Program preferred EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE: *Bachelor's degree in related field *Proven successful leadership experience *5 plus years of experience in human resources CHARACTERISTICS: *Honest, fair respectful of others *Excellent communication skills *Team player *Positive attitude *Ambitious, dedicated, self motivated *Passionate *Organized *Broad-thinking *Innovative *Analytical *Solution and results oriented APPLICATION INSTRUCTION: Please submit cover letter and resume to recjobs@berry.net CERTIFIED NURSINGASSISTANTS, c ompare 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. 2100Help Wanted 2000 E mploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be h appy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100A nnouncements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


C M Y K Page 6CNews-SunSunday, March 25, 2012www.newssun.com CHEVROLET CAMEROI ROC Z 1987. 82,750 mi. T-Tops. Great shape & paint j ob. $6800 obo. Call 231-420-3033 or 863-699-0134. 9420A ntiques Classics FORD BRONCO1989 Heavy Duty, 4 wheel drive, like new tires. $1000 Call 863-699-0752 1996 FORDF250 w/ TOPPER, 64,000 miles. $1900 Call 863-699-0134 9200Trucks 9000 T ransportationR OAD KING44', 5th Wheel, 2012. Fiberglass, 4 slide outs, 2 bdrm/2 bath. All options, Must sell! $44,000. Call 941-894-5219. 8400RecreationalVehiclesSHOT GUNCharles Daily. 12 gauge, over & under/full & modified. Vent rib, 30" barrels. Very good cond. $595. Lake Placid Call 863-465-6749 8270Firearms9 FOOTINFLATABLE BOAT, trailer, foot pump, electric pump, oars, trolling motor, battery, $425, 863-382-6741. 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation YORKIE/LHASA APSO,Brindle. 6 mo. First shots. Includes Crate & Runner. Free to good home ADOPTED!!!!NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that a ll dogs and cats sold in Florida m ust be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520P ets & SuppliesENGINE HEAVYDuty Industrial Engine. 2 cyl. 18hp output shaft. 1 7/16 diameter. $395. Call 863-471-3162 7380Machinery & ToolsWANTED TOBUY Trailer for 18' Pontoon Boat. Call 863-465-2364 or 863-699-0307. 7340W anted to Buy SEBRING YARDSale Fri., Sat. Mar. 30, 31 Huge Moving Sale Lots of Everything 8-12 Each Day 3810 Thunderbird Hill Cir. SEBRING -*MULTI FAMILY SALE!* 4119Lakewood Rd., Fri & Sat, Mar 23 & 24, Antiq., furn., tools, jewelry, books,, linens,clothes, guitars, glassware, fish. equip., 2 boats motors trailers, misc. Much More! LAKE PLACIDFri. 8 3pm. 449 Bright Hill Ave. Highlands Park Estates off Highlands Lake Dr. Women's clothing, Mannequin & tons of household. LAKE PLACID** ESTATE SALE ** Rain or shine. Complete Contents For Sale! Sat & Sun Mar 24 & 25, 8am 1pm. 11300 S. Jefferson Ave. 33852 7320Garage &Yard Sales VCR TAPESApprox. 100 (vast assortment $25. 863-402-2285 SILVER SOLDER/ Lead Free / 5 1/2 lbs. $55. 863-402-2285 COMPLETE TRAILERHITCH FOR FORD FOCUS, $50. 863-382-6741. A/C &HEATER, Window unit, 7000 BTU, Fedders, 120 volt, works excellent. $75. 863-402-2285 7310Bargain Buys GENERATOR -NEW Briggs & Stratton, 305, 10HP OHV, 2 50' electric cables, 5 gal. gerry jugs (for gas Shed 6' X 3 1/2'W X 5'H. Complete. $500 863-385-4701 AIR COMPRESSOR/ Coleman, 60 gallon capacity, 6 HP motor, 220 volt, vertical. In excellent condition. $300. Call 863-991-5806 (1LIFT CHAIR / Dark green. $400. (2 underwater camera, XL men's & Lg Woman's, complete sets, Like New! 863-257-1174 7300M iscellaneous 7180Furniture 7000 Merchandise SUN 'NLAKES of Sebring 1930 sq. ft. Lease / Lease Option / Sell, 3BR, 2BA, Huge Den, Din. Room, 2C. Gar. Large corner lot. All price nego. small down, Owner financing. Call 954-270-5242 SEBRING 3BR. (POSSIBLE 4 BR BA. Large fenced yard with Citrus Trees. Nice Area. Indian Street off Lakeview Dr. $700/mo. + 1st. & Sec. RENTED!!! SEBRING 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Rentals Available. $350-$600/mo. Call 863-655-3504 SEBRING -2BR, 1BA, 1CG, Partially F enced Yard. Pets OK!! $650 Monthly. 1st. & Security Deposit. 3437 Sparta Cir. Call 863-385-3101 LAKE PLACID3BR, 2BA, Living Rm., Dining Rm., Den, Kitchen, W/D hookup, 1CG. No Pets! $700 Mo. 1st & $500 sec. dep. Call 863-840-2013 or 863-699-0897 BEAUTIFUL SINGLEFAMILY HOME. Great location. Close to Shopping, H ospital, Schools & Restaurants. $825/mo. + Utlities. Call 571-247-5829 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING -*Beautifully Furnished Home* Country Club of Sebring. 2BR, 2BA, Large Kitchen, Dining Rm., Living Rm., Den, Lani & Pool. Available April 20th thru Nov. 1st. No Pets! Price per month. $1100. 863-386-0340. 6250Furnished Houses BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. 863-446-1822 AVON PARKSHADY OAKS APTS 1 & 2 BR Fully renovated units, W/D hookups. Laundry service available. Senior Discount. 863-257-0017 AVON PARKApartment with Balcony Overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 2 BEDROOM/11/2BATH VILLA ON CANAL TO LAKE GRASSY. FURNISHED, WASHER/DRYER, NEW A.C. 305-310-6162**NOW LEASING**PARK PLAZAA BRAND NEW RENTAL COMMUNITY LOCATED IN AVON PARK, FL SPACIOUS 2BR 2BA APARTMENT HOMES.* *ONLY $585/mo.** A MUST SEE! *********************Please Call 863-257-4603 for more information. RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 1BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -1BR, 1BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $425/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 8 63-381-1861. 6200U nfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING LOVELY,Newly painted & f urnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets! Utilities & cable included $425/mo 863-655-1068 6150F urnishedApartmentsSEBRING 2/1,New kitchen Cabinets, Tile Floor, Inside Laundry Room, Eat In Kitchen. $550/mo + $300 security. 4911 Manatee Dr. 863-446-7274 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsV ENUS -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 NEW HOME STIMULUS 5K For Your Used Mobile Home Any Condition 800-622-2832 ext 210 MOBILE HOMESFOR SALE AFFORDABLE LOT RENT AVON MOBILE HOME PARK 55 PLUS PARK SORRY NO PETS 863-453-3415 F URN. *WHISPERINGPines Village* 55+ 24'x44' Dbl. wide w/ screened porch, shed, carport. 2BR, 2BA, remodeled Kit. w/ pull out shelves. Great cond. $27,000. 863-471-6387 CRYSTAL LAKECLUB, 1987 14x54 single wide. Fully furnished, $6500. See it at: http://tinyurl.com/7a5vq2y or call 863-382-6167. 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, D uplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate WantedSTATE GRAZINGLEASE BID #BPLA2011-001 Section 28, Township 35 South, Range 31 East Highlands County 1,395 +/acres For a complete bid package call Ann Henson (850 http://www.dep.state.fl.us/lands/ buy_bid.htm---Bid Deadline is April 13, 2012 1:00p.m. EST ---March 21, 30; April 6, 2012 4260Acreage for SaleSEBRING OWNERMUST SELL! Builder/Investment Lots in Spring Lake, a Golf Community. Owner will finance, no credit check. Only $5K with $500 down. 772-343-9602 4220Lots for 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 R eal 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 F inancialLAWN SERVICE/ Hiring PT Help / Experience Preferred in Commercial Lawn Care. Call 863-314-0969 2100H elp Wanted 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. 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 SEEKING EXPERIENCEDDialysis RN or will train the right person for a state -of-the-art dialysis clinic. We offer an excellent salary and benefit package. Please call Peggy at 863-382-9443 or fax resume to 863-382-9242. ROYAL CAREOF AVON PARK is seeking a Dietitian with experience in Long Term Care. This is a contract where the successful candidate will work 40 hours per month evaluating the nutritional needs of residents in compliance with industry accepted standards. Position is available immediately. At least 2 years of Register Dietitian exper ience is required. Please contact in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Strafford Rd., Avon Park, Fl. 33825. (863 RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANTFT One Year Related Exp. Required Apply in Person at Ridge Area Arc 120 W College Drive, Avon Park, Fl. E OE/Drug Free Workplace OUTSIDE SALESEXP'D $80-$150 Up per day. Paid weekly. Could receive overrides from other workers. Call Ed: 352-217-9937 ADVERTISING SALESASSISTANT We Are Expanding! We have a new position available, in Sebring for an ADVERTISING SALES ASSISTANT Responsibilities: Scheduling Client appointments. Maintaining advertising schedules, Client relations and assist Multi Media Account Executive. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK Lake Placid softball got back on the winning track Friday night, taking a 12-0 win at Avon Park in five innings. After a strong start to the season, going 5-2, the Lady Dragons had dropped four straight two close ones to Clewiston and DeSoto and two trouncings by Frostproof and Mulberry. ere not really where I had expected us to be, head coach Alesia Cheshire said. But were really a young team, with five freshman, two sophomores and two juniors. So were making some mistakes, but theyre learning and getting good experience for the years to come. Friday provided a breather of sorts against the struggling Lady Devils, with Shannon Huber starting things off by reaching on a dropped third strike, stealing second and moving to third on a throwing error. From there, she came in on a Raveen Gobourne ground out and Lake Placid was up 1-0. Laine Weber-Callahan worked around a lead-off Mackenzie Myers single to hold the lead and began the second by drawing a walk. Younger sister Anne WeberCallahan then singled to left before wild pitches brought Laine in and moved Anne to third. Carly Hopper and Cheyenne Wise drew walks to load the bases, before a wild pitch allowed Anne to score. One out later, Gobourne reached on an error that brought all the runners home and the lead now stood at 6-0. Avon Park was getting their swings in and making solid contact, but were unable to put much together at once. The Dragons, meanwhile, added three in the third and three more in the fourth, including an Arnetia Gobourne inside-the-park home run. Breauna Corley then pitched the final two innings to seal the win. Now back to .500 at 6-6, Lake Placid will have the week to get ready for a little payback in Fridays home rematch with Mulberry. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK They did it again, those Red Devils oft he diamond, though in somewhat different fashion i n Friday nights 9-4 win over DeSoto. R ecently, Avon Park was finding ways to win by gett ing a lead and then hanging on for dear life such as last Mondays 9-3 lead over Sebring that wound up as an 11-10 win. But Fridays affair saw the visiting Bulldogs get out to the early lead. Xavier Payne looked to get DeSoto on the board by drawing a lead-off walk in the third, stealing second and third. But a Devyn Steele grounder to first baseman Tyrone Perry was fired home to wipe Paynes potential run off the board. The Bulldogs stayed on the attack, however, as Garrett Anderson was hit bya pitch and Chris Steele singled to right to bring the runs home for a 2-0 lead. Two walks and an error added a DeSoto run in the fourth and the lead stood at 3-0 midway through the contest but then the Devils caught fire. Trey Marley started the bottom of the fourth with a single to left. Alfred Brown then walked and Anthony Carruthers was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Marley and Brown came in when Torri Pringle reached on an error, and Carruthers run came in on a Mason Jahna line-drive single to left. Pringle would spring plateward on a wild pitch to put Avon Park on top, but they werent done. Matt Roberts single to score Jahna, stole second and scored when Perry ripped one through the right side. Lane Crosson and Marley each drew walks and Brown reached on an error that brought two runs in. Pringle then finished it off with a sacrifice fly to deep center and when the dust settled on the bottom of the fourth, nine runs had come across. Perry then came on in relief and mowed through the Bulldog order. Ahit by pitch to the speedy Payne in the seventh lead to one more DeSoto score on a stolen base and a couple passed balls, but there was really little threat at this point as Perry ended it with one of his three strike outs. Now 11-4 on the season, the Devils have a re-match looming as they visit the Blue Streaks Monday. SPORTS D SE CTION Inside This Section T ebowmania . . .3D Heat wins, make statement. .3D Kentucky wins . . .5D Clearwater beckons Schmidt . .5D News-Sun Sunday, March 25, 2012 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Taylor Layner got things started with this first-inning home run in the Panthers 4-1 win Friday night. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Trey Marley takes his lead off second as DeSoto shortstop Garrett Anderson readies for the pitch in Avon Parks 9-4 win over the Bulldogs Friday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE The final heat of the boys 100-meter dash is off and running in Thursdays meet at Firemens Field, with Avon Park getting a first and second from Lacey Turner and Shavarious Wooden, respectively, in the event. Though it would be t he Blue Streaks that took the overall meet win. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Laine Weber-Callahan is a picture of both grace and fierce determination as she fires the ball plateward. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE T hats Matt Roberts coming in to make a running catch Friday in the Devils win over visiting DeSoto. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Thursdays five-team track and field meet at Firemens Field saw a sweep by the host Blue Streaks, with the boys just edging out Frostproof byt hree points, 112-109, while t he girls cruised by a wider margin over the Lady Bulldogs, 174-106. On the boys side, Avon Park finished third with 69 points, Hardee fourth with 60 and Walker Memorial fifth with two. T he Lady Wildcats of Hardee were third with 61 points while Avon Park tallied four for fourth. Lacey Turner and Shavarious Wooden earned some points for the Red Devils in the short distances, taking first and second, respectively in the1 00-meter dash and second a nd third in the 200. The Sebring boys started to make some noise as the distances got longer, with Damian Foster taking second in the 800 and Evan Wilburn taking first in the 1,600 with a time of 4 :53.90. Wilburn and Eric Foster then went first and second, respectively, in the 3,200, then Avon Parks Steve Roberts won the 300-meter hurdles after taking third in the 100-meter distance of the event. Blue Streaks Warren G iller and Cameron Cobb t ook second and third in the 300 hurdles. Avon Park had some strong relay results, with Wooden, Turner, Theory Alcendor and Damian Lovett winning the 4X100 and Roberts, Alcendor, T yler Johnson and Romello Roberts taking second in the 4X400. Onto the field events, the Blue Streaks got some much needed points with Donavan White taking second in the high jump and fourth in both the long and triple jumps. S ebring got a one-two f inish in the pole vault as Colton Dillon cleared 14 feet and Brian Cobb 11. Xavier Richbow got a Blue Streak win in the shot put, heaving it 42-feet, 3inches, with Red Devil Estevenson Louis taking Streaks sweep meet See TRACK, Page 6D Devil charge buries Bulldogs By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK The Suncoast Conference schedule had not been kind to the South Florida Community College Panthers in the early going as the team dropped its first five games. Aseries sweep at the hands of Hillsborough started it, before Polk State College took the first two games of their series. But the Panthers scratched out a 4-3 win to nab one from the Eagles and hobbled into the series with the conference-leading State College of Florida. After Mondays 9-3 loss to the Manatees, the Panthers found themselves at 1-6 and looking up at the rest of the conference. But Wednesday saw South Florida hold on for an 8-5 win in Bradenton, and Fridays 4-1 home win showed that SFCC might be back on track. Taylor Layner got it started with a first-inning home run, tatooed over the right-field fence. But the story of the day was starter James Gray, who held SCF in check all game long and gave the Panther bullpen a much-needed break. The 6-foot-4 freshman right-hander from Northeast High School in St. Petersburg, went the full nine innings, surrendering just one run on six hits, while striking out six. Now 3-6 in conference play, South Florida has given the Manatees (6-3 two of their three losses and have edged back toward the pack, with Hillsborough and Polk now both standing at 4-4. The Panthers how have a week-long break in the schedule, getting back into action at home Friday, March 30, to start another series with the Hawks of Hillsborough. Panthers paw back into race SFCC4SCF1 Avon Park9DeSoto4 Lady Dragons cruise Lake Placid12Avon Park0


C M Y K M iracle League DayLAKEPLACID The Student Support Services Department of the Highlands County School Board, in conjunction with The Miracle League for Highlands County, will be hosting thet hird annual Miracle League Day at the Glades Electric Members Miracle League Field at Lake June Park on Friday, March 30, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. T he day will be sponsored by Taco Bell and Tina Thomas, DMD. T he event will provide a day of baseb all-related events for more than 170 special-needs school children of all ages from schools around Highlands County. The day will include baseball, kickball, batting cages and a dunk tank. Parents of the children are enouraged to attend. For more information, call Isaac Durrance at 381-7401.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.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. M ake checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions call Alvin Walters at 3815706 or Jerome Matthews at 273-2533. S ubmit entries by Monday, March 26. All proceeds benefit college-bound s enior 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.Church League SoftballSEBRING The new season for church leagues will be starting in May and there is room for new teams. There are three opportunities to get involved. First, if you have 12 or more people, men and women, from your church, ages 16 and up, that would like to form a team, call for a flyer with information. Secondly, if you have three or four players, call other churches and see if you can combine players to form a team, then call for a flyer. Finally, if you are just by yourself and want to play, call up and ask to be put on an existing team, or form a new one if enough players sign up. Regular church attendance is mandatory, which means more than just showing up regularly every Christmas. You may call Calvary Church at 3864900, or Lester Osbeck at 446-1139, for a flyer or to sign up as an individual for a team. Call soon, as registration needs to be in by Monday, April 30. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia2721.563 Boston2522.532112New York2325.4794 Toronto1632.33311 New Jersey1534.3061212Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3511.761 Orlando3118.633512Atlanta2820.5838 Washington1135.23924 Charlotte738.1562712Central Division WLPctGB Chicago3910.796 Indiana2719.5871012Milwaukee2225.46816 Cleveland1728.37820 Detroit1631.34022WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio3114.689 Memphis2520.5566 Dallas2722.5516 Houston2622.542612New Orleans1235.25520 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3612.750 Utah2622.54210 Denver2622.54210 Minnesota2326.4691312Portland2226.45814 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers3018.625 L.A. Clippers2621.553312Phoenix2424.5006 Golden State1926.422912Sacramento1730.3621212___ Fridays Games Milwaukee 112, Charlotte 92 Phoenix 113, Indiana 111 Toronto 96, New York 79 Orlando 93, Cleveland 80 Atlanta 93, New Jersey 84 Miami 88, Detroit 73 Oklahoma City 149, Minnesota 140,2OT Philadelphia 99, Boston 86 San Antonio 104, Dallas 87 L.A. Lakers 103, Portland 96 Utah 121, Denver 102 Saturdays Games Memphis at L.A. Clippers, late Atlanta at Washington, late Charlotte at New Jersey, late Detroit at New York, late Toronto at Chicago, late Dallas at Houston, late San Antonio at New Orleans, late Indiana at Milwaukee, late Sacramento at Golden State, late Sundays Games Phoenix at Cleveland, 3 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. Utah at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Washington at Boston, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Miami at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Golden State at Portland, 9 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-N.Y. Rangers4621799202165 x-Pittsburgh4621698244185 Philadelphia4323894234207 New Jersey4227690204195 N.Y. Islanders30321171174218 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston4228387237180 Ottawa37281084222219 Buffalo36291082194208 Toronto3334874214235 Montreal29331371196207 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida36241486184203 Washington3730882202214 Winnipeg3531878200214 Carolina30301575198223 Tampa Bay3333773205249WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-St. Louis46209101192147 Detroit4425593225181 Nashville4224892210197 Chicago4225892229214 Columbus2443755172237 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4421997226185 Colorado4031585198199 Calgary34261583185204 Minnesota31321072158201 Edmonton3036969200220 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Los Angeles37251286173160 Phoenix37261286197194 Dallas4029585194197 San Jose37271084201192 Anaheim32321175189209 ___ Fridays Games Toronto 4, New Jersey 3, SO Edmonton 2, Florida 1, SO Buffalo 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 Winnipeg 4, Washington 3, OT Columbus 5, Carolina 1 Montreal 5, Ottawa 1 Saturdays Games Calgary at Dallas, late Minnesota at Buffalo, late N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, late Pittsburgh at Ottawa, late Montreal at Philadelphia, late N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, late Carolina at Detroit, late Winnipeg at Nashville, late Boston at Los Angeles, late Vancouver at Colorado, late Phoenix at San Jose, late Sundays Games Edmonton at Columbus, 3 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 5 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Florida, 5 p.m. New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Anaheim, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Phoenix, 9 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Detroit143.824 Toronto174.810 Oakland145.737 Los Angeles128.600 Seattle128.600 Kansas City129.571 New York129.571 Minnesota1210.545 Boston98.529 Baltimore89.471 Chicago812.400 Cleveland612.333 Tampa Bay612.333 Texas614.300NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct St. Louis126.667 San Francisco128.600 San Diego139.591 Los Angeles107.588 Houston109.526 Colorado1010.500 Chicago1012.455 Philadelphia911.450 Miami79.438 Cincinnati912.429 Arizona812.400 Milwaukee711.389 Pittsburgh712.368 Atlanta713.350 Washington512.294 New York513.278 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Fridays Games Detroit 7, Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta 9, N.Y. Mets 4 N.Y. Yankees (ss N.Y. Yankees (ss Baltimore 6, Boston 5 St. Louis 2, Miami 1 Houston 5, Washington 1 L.A. Angels (ss L.A. Dodgers 17, Chicago White Sox 4 Kansas City 2, L.A. Dodgers 0 Chicago Cubs 10, Colorado 8 Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 5 L.A. Angels (ss Texas 4, San Francisco 1 Chicago White Sox 6, Arizona 3 San Diego 5, Cincinnati 2 Saturdays Games Atlanta vs. Toronto, late Houston vs. Pittsburgh, late Boston (ss Washington vs. Baltimore, late N.Y. Yankees vs. Detroit, late St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets, late Philadelphia vs. Boston (ss Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota, late San Francisco (ssss late Colorado vs. San Francisco (ss L.A. Angels vs. Texas, late Cleveland vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Cincinnati (ssss Chicago White Sox vs. Milwaukee, late San Diego (ss Kansas City vs. Arizona, late Sundays Games Minnesota vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Philadelphia (ss Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (ssss Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Houston (ss Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Detroit (ss. Yankees at Tampa, 1:05 p.m. Houston (ss 1:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Milwaukee (ss Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee (ss Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid 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 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 Lake Placid,4:45 p.m. SFCC T HURSDAY: Softball vs.St.Petersburg,5 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,1 p.m. MONDAY,April 2: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,6 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Baseball at Sebring,7 p.m.; JVBaseball vs.Sebring,6 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Mulberry,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 SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . 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By NOAH TRISTER Associated PressAUBURN HILLS, Mich. LeBron James and the Miami Heat were thinking about a lot more than basketball Friday. All anyone needed to do was look at their shoes. James and Dwyane Wade were among several Miami players who took the floor with messages on their sneakers about the death of an unarmed black teenager who was shot by a neighborhood crimewatch volunteer in a suburb of Orlando, Fla. The Heat made quick work of the Pistons in an 88-73 victory, but the focus afterward was on the teams decision to speak out. Miami also posed for a picture earlier in the day wearing team-logo hoodies. Trayvon Martin was wearing a hooded sweatshirt when he was shot last month. As leaders, as role models, were happy that were able to shed light on a situation that we feel isnt right, James said. Thats why we did that today James had 17 points and 10 assists, and Wade added 24 points for Miami, which won its fourth straight. The game itself was unremarkable, but the Heat attracted attention well before the opening tip. Martin was killed as he was returning to a gated community, carrying candy and iced tea. Aneighborhood crime-watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, said he acted in self-defense. He has not been arrested, though state and federal authorities are still investigating. Protests have popped up nationwide in recent days, and Wade posted a photo of himself wearing a hooded shirt to his Twitter and Facebook pages Friday morning. A couple hours later, James posted another photo this one of 13 Heat players, all wearing team-logo hoodies, their heads bowed, their hands stuffed into their pockets. Just a sign of support from us and our team, Wade said. Im glad that everybody really was on board with it and wanted to do it, because a lot of times its hard for guys to take that leap and step out and get into the political world. For us, we just want to support his family, in memory of him. Players took the floor with messages such as RIPTrayvon Martin and We want justice scrawled on their shoes. Miami then took control of the game early. The Heat led by 26 in the third quarter, although Detroit did rally to make it respectable. Brandon Knight scored 18 points for the Pistons, who have lost five of six. e knew exactly how they were going to defend us, but we werent able to do much against them, Detroit coach Lawrence Frank said. e kept trying to move the ball through the forest of hands, and they were getting all kinds of tips and deflections. Detroit trailed 72-57 after three and cut the deficit to single digits early in the fourth. After Jonas Jerebkos reverse dunk on a breakaway made it 74-65, the Heat took a timeout with 8:58 to play. Wade made a floater to start a 102 run. Detroit was without guard Rodney Stuckey, out with a sore left big toe. Ben Gordon, who made all nine of his 3-point attempts in a 45-point effort at Denver on Wednesday night, went 0 for 4 from beyond the arc and scored 10 points. Miamis Joel Anthony returned to the lineup after missing Tuesdays win over Phoenix with a sprained left ankle. He scored six points. The Heat shot 57 percent in the first half and finished the second quarter strong. Wades layup off a pass from James with 4.3 seconds remaining made it 59-36, and Chris Bosh blocked Will Bynums attempt at a driving layup at the other end. B y MARK LONG Associated PressFlorida graduate and lifelong Gators fan Mike Beattie followed every development of the Tim Tebow trade. After it finally ended, his wife turned to him and said, Do we have to start rootingf or the Jets? I guess so, he responded. And there it is: the definition of Tebowmania. Many of the same people who adored Tebow during his four years in Gainesville, Fla., followed everything he d id in Denver. And now that the quarterback has been traded to the New York Jets, they almost certainly will do the same. Even if it is the hated Jets. He transcends cities and teams, said Randy Echevarria, president of the Jacksonville Beach Gator Club. It just doesnt matter to Tebow fans. And there are legions of t hem and its a group thats ever growing. His flocks of fans have as much to do with his faitha nd image as his football skills. A devout Christian, Tebow has been a role model since h is days at Florida, when he led the Gators to two nationa l championships and captured the 2007 Heisman Trophy. Between mission trips overseas, prison ministry, hospital visits, charity work and fan events, Tebow has become one of professional sports most compelling and polarizing athletes. His ardent supporters praise his good deeds and eagerly point out that he has won football games at every level since Pop Warner. He became must-see TV last season while winning seven of his first eight starts, many of them in come-frombehind fashion, and converted nonbelievers. Sales of his jersey ranked second in the NFLin 2011, behind only league MVP Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, and could be found at stadiums thousands of miles from Denver. His every move drew attention, none bigger than his sideline prayer that set off the Tebowing craze. But Tebow critics also lurk around every corner, waiting for him to fail. They mocked his unorthodox throwing motion and his paltry completion percentage( 46.5), and dissected every i n-game facial expression from coach John Fox and executive John Elway. The bottom line, though, was Tebow got attention from people everywhere. s humble, works his tail off, is quick with a smile a nd has a larger-than-life personality, Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said. s just a good person, and he stands for all the right things. Religiously, no matter what side youre on, you realize hes a good human being who represents his faith and his family in the right way. He always represented the Gators in the rightw ay, and hes a guy that Gator fans will always love. No doubt many Broncos fans feel the same way. V alda Edson, a 13-yearold girl from Parker, Colo., w as having trouble dealing with news of Tebows depart ure from Denver. So she decided to write h im a letter. I dont know too much about football, but I know for sure youre an amazing player, she wrote. Whichever team you end up on I will root for you. ... I hope you go to a great team and win. Im so glad you came to the Broncos. Denver got a taste of Tebow. Just to let you know, I will always cheer for you. Love you. I hope to meet you someday With Tebow on the move, fans in Denver are making a last dash for memorabilia. Eric LaBeaux, who works at Sportsfan in Littleton, Colo., said the sporting goods store sold every remaining Tebow jersey this week. s amazing, he said. Ive been a Broncos fan since the s. Ive watched their good and bad. I wasnt a huge fan, per se, but I like what he did for the community. In our store, hes made us a mint. You dont get sports guys like that anymore upstanding. Hes going to make money for stores in the Big Apple, too. At the Jets Shop in midtown Manhattan on Thursday, a steady stream of customers stopped by hoping to buy Tebow jerseys. The store didnt have any premade ones yet, so many fans took advantage of a sale on personalized apparel to make their own Tebow jerseys. And thats before he had even picked up a playbook. Amid pressure from fans, Tebow took over as Denvers quarterback following a 1-4 start last season. He led the Broncos to the playoffs for the first time in six years. In the postseason, Tebow threw the game-winning touchdown pass on the first play of overtime to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23. Denver lost the following week at New England, 4510. Although he energized the team, Tebows long, looping delivery led to some accuracy issues. And with his eagerness to run, hes hardly the prototypical pocket passer. His fans dont care. s interesting that people keep saying he cant play in the NFLand yet teams are lining up to get him, Echevarria said. Indeed, Tebows hometown Jaguars and the St. Louis Rams showed interest. Many figured he would be lock to land in Jacksonville, where his fame surely would boost sluggish ticket sales and make the team relevant nationally for the first time in five years. But in the end, Tebow went to the Jets in exchange for fourthand sixth-round draft picks. The Broncos also received a seventh-rounder in return. Some Tebow fans question the destination. Thats got to be probably the toughest thing for Tebow, said Mike McBride, a member of the Clay County Gator Club outside Jacksonville. One of the most critical cities in sports is New York, worse than any place in the nation. If theyre winning, fine. If theyre losing, they want you tarred and feathered and sent pack-i ng. But McBride, whose wife, daughter and daughter-inlaw all proudly wore No. 15 B roncos jerseys in Jaguars country, also believes Tebow could use the larger platform t o better share his faith. s different from e veryone else, McBride said. Ill always watch T ebow hoping hes an anomaly in a league where so many guys get to the top and get the big purse and either get in trouble or dont play to the big purse. This kid is full motor. He might not be the best quarterback, but its not because hes not giving full effort. The region that might have the toughest time dealing with Tebows latest stop is South Florida, where the Dolphins are king and the Gators rank closely behind in the football-fervent state. Can those Dolphins fans who love Tebow really root for him now that he plays for the AFC East rival Jets? I was hoping he would wind up going to the Dolphins, said Henry Rivera, a Miami native now playing baseball at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. And no w that hes playing against our biggest rival, its heartbreaking. Teammate Trevor Freeman, who was sitting a row behind Rivera as they watched the New York Yankees play an intrasquadg ame in Tampa, on T hursday, was quick to chime in. s not about the Jets; its about Tim Tebow! Freeman said. Another teammate, Will Palmerton, lived in Gainesville last year and is a G ators fan. I dont know if hes going to quite fit in, Palmerton said. Abetter fit wouldve been Jacksonville. I mean, Ill still root for him ... maybe not for the Jets to win, but for him to do well. Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, who went to graduate school in Gainesville, expects Tebow to experience somec ulture shock in New York. He also feels there will be some conflicted Tebow fans. Oh, Im sure there will b e, he said. Sure will. The Beatties are among t hose. Mike Beatties initial react ion when he learned Tebow was landing with the Jets? I was disgusted, said Beattie, a CPAin Tampa. I just thought the Jets would be a horrible place for him. They have a loud-mouth, obnoxious coach and a divided locker room. That whole franchise is a mess. I could pick 25 other teams that would be a better fit. The Jets didnt seem to make any sense. But Tebows there now, for better or worse, leaving Beattie no choice. I want him to do well, Beattie said. If he doesnt play, then Im not going to care. But it he gets on the field, then Im going to root for him with everything Ive got. ___ APSports Writers Rachel Cohen in New York, Pat Graham and Arnie Stapleton in Denver, and Ben Walker in Tampa, Fla., contributed to this report. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 25, 2012Page 3D HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 4 4 8 8 5 5 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; march p/u ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 5 6 6 9 9 MCTphoto Tim Tebow sure was excited after scoring a touchdowna gainst the Steelers in last seasons playoff win. But while they plan to still follow him, many of Tebows fans arent too thrilled that he is now a New York Jet. Thanks to loyal following, Tebowmania transcends Heat beat Pistons 88-73 for fourth straight win C M Y K


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C M Y K By MIKE SCHMIDT For The Associated PressIt happens every spring. I have been going to Clearwater, Fla., in late February since 1972. I didnt realize it, this was my 40th anniversary. Wow, got to be some memories. Id been the Philliessecond-round pick the previous summer. Whoop-de-do, better than third round, right? Well, a little, but back then we all went to minor league camp. Not like today when a high draft choice can negotiate a trip to the big camp. Minor league spring training back then was the closest thing to boot camp in sports. For starters, my meal money couldnt buy me a salad today. We were all lodged ina little flea-bag three-story hotel, except for the married guys. For those of us who went to college, it was like a worn-out frat house that showed the years of abuse by a bunch of kids on their own every spring. The perfect place for us. Of course, some coaches were assigned to monitor the goings-on and enforce curfew each night. Hah! Then there was the actual training. Or torture, as it should have been called. We got to have some fun in the mornings hitting, fielding, showing our stuff to the staff who would place us on various teams. The problem came in the afternoons, right on schedule. Thats when the conditioning phase of camp was administered. Understand, back then spring training was mainly for that, training. Most guys came to camp to get themselves into some form of playing shape. Many had to work in the offseason, there were no personal trainers or health clubs. So the camp instructors were ready to see who could survive each afternoon. There were conditioning drills that made sense. Then there was one drill in which wed run for 20 minutes in a giant circle, and theyd hit a fungo that you either caught or had to chase. Surviving that drill was the main focus of early camp. Who would breeze, who would vomit and who would need an ambulance? Back then every m inute on the field was in uniform, now they wear shorts and T-shirts. I realize now why no one broke curfew: We were exhausted. After a pretty good showing in the minors and a decent winter ball stint, I became a big league roster player. Clearwater, Year 2. Things were a bit different big league meal money, big league hotel, fancy car, nice clothes and some leftover energy for night life. More importantly, the third base job was mine to lose, which I did by suffering a dislocated shoulder by diving for a ground ball in the final game of the spring. Jack Russell Stadium was our home, a beautiful old park in a tough neighborhood where the charge was $20 to park or risk having your tires slashed. Over the years, we had often had big names in the crowd. One dayI saw Bob Crane, the star of Hogans Heroes, sitting next to my wife. Hmmm. Where was Col. Klink? 1973 started badly and got worse. I stunk and was the brunt of negativity all year. But things changed in September as I met my wife to be. Off to winter ball again, return home to get married in February and Clearwater here we come. Year 3, this time one of those married guys. That was a big year, 1974. Almost won an MVP. I figured it out: Not where you hold the bat or how far you stride, just get married. Ill never forget my first night out with Donna in downtown Clearwater. Went to see The Exorcist and I hid behind the row in front of me most of the movie. S cariest movie ever, must have scared me straight to 1 4 productive seasons in a row. Clearwater, endless memories. In 1980 during a lockout of camps Lefty, Tug andI rented a sport fishing boat and lived aboard it for a week. We came back the next spring me and Steve Carlton and Tug McGraw as World Series champs. In 1989 I called it a career. I needed time away from the game and the Phillies needed time away from me. Clearwater was no longer our spring home. We sold our condo and I seemed never to return. Only a call from an old teammate in 2000, thenPhillies manager Larry Bowa, opened the door for me to come back. Spring training in Clearwater again, but only for a week as a guest instructor. The city had changed the old minor league complex was remodeled and I had a field named after me. How cool was that? Even better, the players were eager to listen to the old-timer. I was part of the Phillies family again, but this time the aura seemed different. There was a sense of appreciation like I never imagined there could be. It seemed they wanted me there. After 10 years in exile, it felt great. So great I decided to embark on a job in baseball. And wouldnt you know, the job was in Clearwater as manager of the Class A Clearwater Threshers. This was not just a month in the spring. It was that, plus the entire summer. Whew! Summers in Clearwater are hot, even hotter when youre i n last place, getting the heck beat out of you every n ight. The bright side was the experience of getting to know those young men and affecting their lives in some positive way. Even though we had a losing season, Ill never see it as anything but p ositive and one of my fondest Clearwater memories. U nfortunately, the season was cut short by a hurricane. So for 40 years, minus a few in the 1990s, Clearwater has been a great spring home. From Jack Russell Stadium to Bright House F ield, the West Coast Hotel to the condo at Innisbrook, p eanut butter-and-jelly to a gourmet chef, torture to training, the lowest-paid player to the highest-paid, i t all happened in Clearwater, Fla., spring home of the Philadelphia Phillies and me. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 25, 2012Page 5D 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 AMERICA'S GOLF OUTLET; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 3/23,25,28; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 2 2 3 3 2 2 By PAULNEWBERRY A ssociated PressATLANTAThey ran up and down the court, two storied programs going toe to toe. In the end, Kentucky was just too big, too quick, too good for Indiana. The top-seeded Wildcats moved another step closer to the only goal that matters in the Bluegrass State, shaking off a rather quiet night from freshman star Anthony Davis to pull away from the H oosiers 102-90 in the South Regional semifinals Friday. It was a war and Indiana played great, Kentucky coach John Calipari said. e just happened to play a little bit better Kentucky (35-2 had too many weapons. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 24 points, Doron Lamb 21 and three of their teammates not Davis, mind you were in double figures. With that, the Wildcats dispatched the team that beat them back in early December and are off to a regional final for the third year in a row. Theyll face Baylor on Sunday for a trip to the Final Four. I feel like we did a pretty good job, said KentuckysD arius Miller, who added 19 points. So did Indiana. It was a very intense game. It was up and down for the most part. It was a fun game to be a part of, the way that both teams played. Davis wasnt his usual dominating self after picking up two early fouls. He finished with nine points and 12 rebounds. So it was left to another of Kentuckys super freshmen to take the starring role. Kidd-Gilchrist had a double-double, also snatching 10 r ebounds. In the huddles during timeouts, Michael was the guy firing us up, teammate Twany Beckham said. It showed with his play Marquis Teague chipped in with 14 points and Terrence Jones 12. Christian Watford had 27 points to lead the Hoosiers (27-9 73-72 before Christmas but ended a comeback season with a loss to their border rival. Still, there was nothing to ashamed of, coming up two victories shy of the Final Four after winning a total of 28 games the previous three seasons. Clearly, Indiana has regained its usual place among the college basketballb luebloods under coach Tom Crean. Theres a lot of good things that have happened, Crean said. This team has a lot of tremendous character, theres no doubt about that. But Big Blue is moving on. e scored 90 points, Crean said. Theyre a really good team. Theyve got a lot of guys. Theyve got a guy coming off the bench (Miller whos going to be a firstround draft pick. Indianas freshman star, Cody Zeller, had 20 points, while Victor Oladipo provided a spark in the backcourt with 15 before fouling out. Kidd-Gilchrist just kept pounding the ball inside, drawing foul after foul on the Hoosiers, then knocking down the free throws. He went 10-for-10 at the line. He wasnt the only one making free throws. Kentucky was a dead-eye 35of-37 at the line, compared to 13-of-17 for the Hoosiers. s not any big deal, Kidd-Gilchrist said. Were just taking our time with freet hrows. Jones, who had only four points in the December meeting, signaled this would be a different night by scoring Kentuckys first five points in the rematch. That set the tone for a shootout, both teams running and gunning in an exhilarating display that kept fans in both blue and red on their feet most of the time. There certainly wasnt much to fear on the inside in the opening half, not with the two big men, Davis and Zeller, both spending much of the period on the bench, each saddled with two fouls. Davis sat for the final 14:05 of the half, the Wildcats not wanting to take any chance on their best player picking up another foul. T he 6-foot-10 center had two early blocks, but Indiana altered its offensive philosophy when he went to the bench. The Hoosiers started pounding the ball inside without fear of having it swatted away especially Watford. The hero of the first game Watford made a buzzerbeating 3-pointer had 17 points by halftime, includinga short jumper with 3 1/2 minutes left that capped a 21-1 0 stretch pushing the Hoosiers into the lead. Calipari quickly called a timeout with his team trailing 43-39, and Teague slammed the ball in frustration. It was just a minor blip. Miller hit a jumper, Indianas Tom Prichard botched a left-handed dunk, and the Wildcats raced the other way, tying it up just like that on Jonestip-in. They led 50-47 at the half and never surrendered their advantage the rest of the way. Davis wasnt completely out of the loop. He also had three blocks, including an emphatic stuffing of Zeller when the Indiana big man tried to go under the basket and flip it in backhanded. Davis reached out his right hand and squashed the ball o ut of bounds. He looks to have an even bigger impact against Baylor. This game is over, Davis said. I have to just block it out and go on to Sundays game. Indiana had hoped for some more magic at the Georgia Dome, where they capped a surprising run to the championship game in 2002 before losing to Maryland. After that, the Hoosiers fell on hard times. The scandalous regime of K elvin Sampson left a massive rebuilding job for Crean, w hose first three years were downright hideous 28-66 overall, 8-46 in the Big Ten, a stunning fall for a program of Indianas stature. This season, they turned it all around with a perform ance befitting the logo worn by many of their faithful who d escended on Atlanta, Were Back. But this is Cat-lanta, a frequent site of the S outheastern Conference tournament and familiar surroundings for Kentucky and its fans. T he Georgia Dome is hos ting the Final Four in 2013, and the Wildcats view it as merely a stopping-off point this year on the way to their ultimate goal. Calipari arrived in t he Bluegrass State three years ago with a one-and-done philosophy sign a bunch of the best high schools playerse very season, even if you k now most of em are bound for the NBAafter their freshman year. It produced a regional final i n 2010 and a trip to the Final Four last year. This time, nothing le ss than cutting down the nets after the last game will do. This, Kidd-Gilchrist said, is a good team. Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at w ww.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 Top-seeded Kentucky knocks off Indiana 102-90 Schmidt: 40 years later, Clearwater still beckons


C M Y K Page 6DNews-SunSunday, March 25, 2012w ww.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 2 2 1 1 7 7 second with a throw of 41feet, 4-inches and Sebrings Cody Cook placing third at 41-feet, 3-inches. Cook then bested his seed distance in the discus by ane ven seven feet, launching it 129 feet for the win. On the ladies side of the meet, Sebring got a double w in from Blake Fort, who won the 100-meter dash in 1 3.59 and the pole vault, c learing nine-feet. Kristina Williams got a third-place finish in the 200 and Tamra McMahon and Ashley White went second and third, respectively, in the 400 for the Lady Streaks. Hannah Schroeder cruised to a 26-second differential in her 800-meter run win, while Taylor Tubbs went for a near 30-second margin in her 1,600-meter win. E rin Lamb earned four points for taking third in the 3,200 and then Destiny McCartney took care of business in both hurdle distances, winning the 100 and 300. Haylee Peters and Justus Martin went second and third i n the 100 hurdles and Kristina Williams and Fort were third and fourth in the 300. P eters, Williams and McCartney were joined by Imani Powell to win the 4X100, McMahon, Schroeder, Allie Mann and Laura Eshelman took second in the 4X400 and Mann, Schroeder, Katherine Stoll and Cassandra Marentes won the 4X800. T he Lady Streaks th en padded their lead in the field events, with Emily Helterhoff taking first in the high jump, with Shalantay Rose taking second. M cKenzie Hargaden took third in the pole vault, with Justus Martin fourth. McCartney took second i n the long jump and Rose won t he triple jump, while Alexxis Harris and Ronika Freeman were second and third in the shot put. F reeman then won the discus, with a toss of 82-feet, 2inches, with Harris third and Denise Constant fourth. S ebring will be back in action Tuesday at La ke Placid as the Dragons host a meet starting at 4:45 p.m. Continued from 1D Track meet goes Sebrings way News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE T op left: Blake Fort took home two wins Thursday, in the 100-meter dash as well as the pole v ault. Top center: Jarviel Hart spanned 18-feet, 10-inches in his long jump attempt to earn a point for Avon Park Thursday. Top r ight: Justus Martin cleared 8-feet, 6inches in the pole vault, earning two p oints for the Lady Streaks in T hursdays meet at Firemens Field. Left: Cody Cooko utdid his seed distance by seven feet to win the discus throw Thursday.