The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 02-03-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN H ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, February 3-4, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 15 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 80 63C omplete Forecast P AGE 12A Breezy with clouds and sun Forecast Question: Do you support the plan to privatize several south Florida prisons? Next question: Should Internet sales be taxed? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online I nside Obituaries Henry Compton Age 72, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 44.6% No 55.4% Total votes: 103 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Local Golf3B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion7B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, #1 front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 2 2 3 3 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING In a press release T uesday, School Superintendent Wally Cox announced he is seeking a fourth t erm of office. Our school system continues to lose revenue. We have lost approximately1 6.3 million dollars since 2007-08 due to circumstances beyond our control, C ox wrote. ith my previous experience as the districts finance director, my goal hasb een to protect direct services to our students and to save as many jobs as p ossible. I believe it would be difficult for a new superintendent to make the necessary budget cuts in order to balance our budget over the next foury ears. When I was elected in 2000, one of m y goals was that every school in Highlands County would achieve an A or B grade. In 2000, we had only threes chools three out of five, or 20 perCox running for re-election www.newssun .comThis Story Was First Reported Online At Wally Cox B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING When the initial tally was finished, 39 percent of the registeredR epublicans made their mark i n Highlands County Tuesday. Mitt Romney received 4,542 votes (43.29 percent)o ut of the 10,494 tallied by Supervisor of Elections Joe Campbell. Newt Gingrich followed Romney with 3,788 votes, or 3 6.1 percent. Rick Santorum captured 1,567 votes, or 14.94 percent and Ron Paul got 515, which w as 4.91 percent of the vote. The turnout was about what we expected, said Campbell around 9 p.m. on Tuesday night. O verall, the collection of t he votes on Tuesday went smoothly, with just one district having modem problems. District 18 had to call in via the phone. They are so far away, it would have taken them forever to get here, so we had them call in their votes. Their modem did not work right for some reason, Campbell said. District 18 polls are located at the Brighton Baptist Church at 24050 State Road 70. Around the South Central Region, Gingrich took DeSoto, Glades, Hardee and Okeechobee counties, according to the Associated Press. Romney was able to ca pture Polk County, and most of the metro areas, only edging out Gingrich by 1,373 votes in Duval County. Statewide, 775,023 Floridians voted for Romney, giving him the 50 state delegates with a 46.42 percent of the vote. Gingrich finished second in Florida with 31.93 percent of the 1,669,629 statewide voters. His tally was 533,097 votes. Santorum received 222,790 votes, 13.34 percent, and Ron Paul got 117,100 votes, 7.01 percent, statewide. Romney carries county, state Billy the kid is on the loose Still perfectW alker Academy girls r oll into district final SPORTS, 1BSuper adsS uper Bowl is make or b reak for advertisers PAGE1 2BQueen of the RaceS ebrings Hannah Shoop n amed Miss 12 Hours PAGE6 A See COX, page 3A PA GE2 A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING If you see Billy, do not be afraid. Hes just a goat. Highlands County Animal Control has been tracking h im since Wednesday, when calls began coming in from G olf Hammock about a goat on the golf course, according to Office Manager Pat Pablo. e have received four or five calls about him. People are not sure what to do when h e appears in their yard, but we will keep chasing him as l ong as we get calls, she said. B illy spottings have ranged from the northeast side of Highlands Hammock State Park near Golf H ammock, south of State Road 66 on Payne Road, the l atest call coming form a Highlands County deputy on Thursday morning, but he seems to evade capture by going places where Animal Control has no access. He is sure getting around. He keeps eluding us; we lost him in the woods around the park, Pablo said between laughs. He was last seen in a locked area owned by the DOTnear Payne Road, Pablo said. The Hammock park Hunt continues for wayward goat L L P P a a t t 8 8 5 5 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Sebring isnt the only Highlands County community celebrating a birthday this year. Lake Placid turns 85. The Historical Societys Depot Museum will be open Saturday and Sunday with special displays to commemorate the birth of the town. Like Sebring, Lake Placid was the vision of a single individual. Melvil Dewey who invented the Dewey Decimal System used to organize libraries arrived in 1927 at the age of 76. He planned to build a southern health and recreation resort similar to his club in Lake Placid, N.Y. When he arrived, the area around what was called Lake Stearns was already lightly settled, but unorganized. He bought 3,000 acres and began to build hotels and a golf course. Then he lobbied to have the name of the lake changed to Lake Placid. Unfortunately, his timing couldnt have been worse. The economy collapsed in 1929 and his dream of a great resort collapsed with it. The town, however, survived, Celebrate Lake Placids 85th birthday at the Depot Museum See GOAT, page 3A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING You first met Jayda Knight-Austin and her 130-pound bullmastiff Hoss back in early December when the 14-year-old was gearing up for a national championship dog show in Orlando. Continuing to impress judges with win after win, its only logical that Austin would be one of the few lucky dog handlers to be invited to the biggest dog show in the country the New York Westminster Kennel Club Show. In just less than a week, Austin, her parents and Hoss will load up their vehicle and hit the road for the 20hour drive to New York where Austin will participate in her first Westminster Show. s got the countdown going, said Jaydas proud mother Jackie Knight-Austin. Austin has been going non-stop since her Orlando show just before Christmas. e just got back from South Carolina last weekend. She did very well up there. Shes been doing a lot, Austin said. Practicing is definitely a good thing when it comes to this particular show. The Westminster Kennel Club Show is a internationally televised event that draws millions of viewers and thousands of attendees. The annual show is in its 136th year and will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden Feb. 13-14. Austin will face 109 other junior handlers, 11 of which are from Florida, however she will also be showing two dogs. She will be showing also a German pinscher for a lady who is part of our dog club here in Sebring, said Austin. She (the pinschers owner) has seen Jayda show many times before and Westminster up next for teen See KNIGHT, page 3A See DEPOT, page 3A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Life long Lake Placid resident/ Depot Museum co-director Jerry Pendarvis talks about the vast amount of historical artifacts that are on display at the Depot Museum in Lake Placid.


C M Y K Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Local a rtists and crafters will display their outstanding handiwork at Lake Placid Elementary School as an important part of the Country Fair. Entries in Amateur and Professional Adult and Student Divisions are judged tonight and all will be on display at the school Students in the Media Center, Adults in the cafeteria plus poetry in the copy room to the left (north cafeteria. Winners of Best in Class and Best of Show will be presented cash awards at the DeVane Park Gazebo at 3 p.m. Saturday for Adult winners and 2 p.m. Sunday for Students and Peoples Choice Awards. The Dr. William Shuck Craftsman Award in Woodworking, a wooden plaque, is presented at 3 p.m. Saturday to the best overall entry in Woodworking in memory of Dr. Shuck by HozC ompton. Additional Memorial Awards are given in memory of Mary Lou Krog in China Painting, Edna Kubic in Foods, Thelma Chase in Crafts, Harry McConnell in Woodcarving and Eileen Kruger in Poetry. Competition is keen and the work is beautiful, so dont miss these wonderful exhibits. Vans are available for transportation from Town Hall at DeVane Park to the exhibits at the school and to the high school parking lot. Former prize winners of the Lake Placid Arts and Crafts Country Fair will be on hand this weekend as well, to provide demonstrations of their various craft and art techniques. The demonstrations will take place in the outside corridor leading to the Lake Placid Elementary School cafeteria, weather permitting, both Saturday andS unday. Soldiers from the Armys 4 th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment had spent several hours securing a perilous southern Afghanistan village on Apr. 10, 2011, when Sgt.J amie Jarboe relayed an order to leave. The days mission was accomplished, and it was time to head back to base. Just follow me, Sgt. Jarboe said. The soldier recounted what happened next. I turned to my right, and b efore I put my foot on the ground, I hit the ground like a sack of potatoes, Jarboe t old the Unknown Soldiers. The scariest part was when I realized what happened. A n enemy sniper had shot Jamie just as he was leading t he Pale Riders, as his unit is known, out of the area. The blood was soaking m y clothes, and at this point I was like, Holy crap, Im r eally hurt, the 27-year-old warrior said. I remember looking at my hand, and it wouldnt even move, and thats when I started freakingo ut. As he lay in the bloods oaked mud of Afghanistan, unable to take cover as a firefight erupted all aroundh im, Jarboe thought of the woman he had just married o n Valentines Day and the two children at home who needed him. If Im going to s uccumb to these wounds, Jamie thought, then itll be on my own terms. Im not dying out here, the Frankfort, Ind., soldierr esolved. Im going to die someplace like America. After passing out, Jarboe later woke up at the first of many hospitals he wouldv isit in the United States. I made it, he thought. Im here. Despite his iron will, it is o ften difficult for Jarboe to speak, and its even harder for him to come to grips with t he fact that hes paralyzed from the chest down. But whenever he needed to pausef or a quick breather during our phone conversation, M elissa Jarboe, 32, spoke up to convey unconditional, unwavering support for her husband. I have an acceptance of a p ath that were all chosen for, Melissa said. We t alked about it before he left. Melissa demonstrates her f aith even during the toughest moments, such as the t ime when one of her daughters asked who shot Jamie. I said, I dont know, but I want you to pray for him, even if hes the enemy, she recalled. While God is a source of comfort, nothing could havep repared Melissa for seeing her husband in the hospital. The first time I got to see Jamie, I literally went into shock, she said. He wast rying to scream, but being hooked up to so many m achines, he couldnt talk. Having already deployed t o Iraq, Jamie knew the risks of war. What frustrated him about Afghanistan, however, w as rarely being able to see the enemy. oure always getting s hot at from really close range, he said. But because o f the buildings, trees and farmland, its hard to tell where its coming from. A s Jamie lay in a Colorado hospital bed awaiting a transfer back to Maryland, where he would have surgery the next day atJ ohns Hopkins University, the wounded soldier and his wife repeatedly cited the courage of the children as a constant source of renewables trength. Both girls forfeited their H alloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and spent (theh olidays) in the hospital with us, Melissa said. Never once have they complained. J amie and Melissa never thought their first year of marriage would take placem ostly inside hospital rooms. But ever since Sgt. J arboe bravely told his fellow soldiers to just follow me, support has poured into their lives via thousands of cards, emails and Facebookm essages. s all been very surprisi ng to me, the grateful wounded warrior said in a soft, quiet voice. J amie and Melissa both asked several questions a bout what was going on in my life, as hearing about the day-to-day experiences of o thers helps them feel connected to the outside world. Someday soon, they hope their lives will regain some sense of normalcy. My goal is to be done with the hospitals, Jamie said. I want to do what a father does and be what a husbands supposed to be. To find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features byo ther Creators Syndicate write rs and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. 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PB: Power Ball Lottery Center Country Fair Arts & Crafts to be displayed at LP Elementary CO MMUNITYBR IEFS P arkinsons Support Group hosts renowned Miami neurologistSEBRING The H ighlands County Parkinsons Support Group invites everyone to attend a free luncheon lecture by renowned Neurologist Dr.B runo Gallo from the University of Miami. An invited guest of Sebring, neurologist Dr. Bridgial Ramkisson, Dr.G allo works closely with the National Parkinson Foundation and specializes in deep brain stimulation and post-operative programming to benefitp atients suffering from Parkinson disease, essential t remors and dystonia. He is currently the Director of Intra-Operative Monitoringf or Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, A ssistant Professor of Neurology with University of Miami and recipient of the Peritz Scheinberg Clinical Neurology Award. T he lunch will begin at 12 p.m. and the lecture at 1 p .m., on Monday, Feb. 13, at Sebrings First Baptist Church fellowship hall, att he corner of Lemon and Pine Streets. Reservations a re required for lunch by Monday. Call 453-6589. The Highlands County P arkinsons Support Group normally meets the second Monday monthly, from S eptember through May at this location. They urge all P arkinsons patients, families, friends and care team members to attend their meetings and learn more about the disease. P arkinsons Disease, known as PD, is a progressive brain disorder. PD occurs when certain nerve cells (neurons the brain die or become impaired and leads to al oss of dopamine-providing nerve cells. The signs and s ymptoms of PD are: Tremors, slowness of movement, rigidity and difficulty with balance. Other signs include: Smallc ramped handwriting, stiff facial expressions, shuffling walk, muffled speech and depression. PD is not contagious and is noth ereditary, but occurs more in some families. To learn more, visit www.Parkinson.org.Grace Harmony singing Under The Oaks SundaySEBRING Under The O aks Opry will be held S unday from 1-4 p.m. at 3414 Beck Ave., just off Powerline Road. There w i ll be gospel music with special guests Grace Harmony. This is a family venue. N o alcohol allowed. AValentines and anniversary party will be held Feb. 12. For more information call 862-2530 771.Historical Society celebrates towns 85th birthdayLAKE PLACID Help celebrate Lake Placids 85th birthday by steppingb ack in time to Melvil D eweys 1927 era. See ar tif acts and photographs that l ink the present to this w orld famous figure. Also s pecial collection of early 1 900s Valentines. K ids of all ages will have fun and can tour the caboose. Visit the Depot Museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at 12 Park S t.Buttonwood Bay offers square dancingS EBRING There will b e a square dance at Buttonwood Bay at 7:30 p.m. today. The caller wil l be Nelson Wakeman. Square Dance attire is optional. For information call Roger McElfresh at 6554243.Golden Era Big B and to perform at Dance ClubS EBRING The Highlands Social Dance C lub hosts social dancing f rom 7-9:30 p.m. today at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Have some fun and dance the night away to the music o f Continued on page 5A Just follow me C ourtesy photo Army Sgt. Jamie Jarboe, 27, was on his third deployment when he was shot by an enemy s niper in Afghanistan. The wounded warrior is paralyzed from the chest down. News-Sun staffAVON PARK City manager Julian Deleon said this week that reconstruction of damaged sidewalks along South Lake Avenue will probably begin in about 30 days. The project affects the avenue between Walnut and Bell streets. The city is out sourcing the electrical work needed for the street lights that will be installed at the same time. Bidding for the work is one reason for the month long leadin time. The project should take 60 days to complete, as the existing sidewalk has to be removed before the new one can be installed. In addition to new lighting, road side parking for handicapped drivers will be added. Lake Ave. sidewalk work to begin in about a month Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 By CHRISTOPHER T UFFLEYchristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING In a telephone interview, county engineer Ramon Gavarette explained why he recommended the county commission reject of the federal grant to synchronize lights on U.S. 27. Every penny of federal dollars has strings attached, he said. We are given only a year to complete the project, but six to nine months of that time is taken up with paper work. Gavarette added that the grant does not provide the money up front, but reimburses the county afterwards. Im not going to spend Highlands County tax payer money if we cant get it back, he said. Gavarette had hoped, once it became clear to him the deadlines could not be met, to reassign the grant to Phase III of the Parkway, but this was rejected by the federal granting agencies. He added that Republican Congressman John Mica, the current chairman of the transportation committee, is introducing legislation to streamline the process of awarding and executing federal grants. Im crossing my fingers, Gavarette said. Rules dont leave enough time for grant


C M Y K becoming a vacation and r etirement center. Dewey died of a cerebral h emorrhage the day after Christmas in 1931, a disappointed man. His funeral was held at the First Presbyterian Church in towna nd his ashes returned to New York. To honor him, the Depot Museum at 12 Park Street has a new display featuring artifacts from the time Dewey was in Florida. KayT arr, director of the museum, hopes people stop by and try t o guess what some of the artifacts are or how they were used. There are photographs of historic buildings. ADVD is available featuringD ewey in his own words. The museums caboose will be open and children welcome to explore it. Individuals like Jerry P endarvis will be on hand to answer questions and reminisce. Pendarvis was the towns police chief from 1988 to 2000. He grew up in Lake Placid, left to join the Air Force, and returned years later. He remembers when the town only had two paved streets, Main Avenue and Interlake Boulevard. There were no traffic lights and only a couple of caution blinkers. The town was so small everyone knew everyone else, he said. He remembers Cecil High, who served on the town council and owned Cecils Sundries, one of the few early stores. Cecil was a wonderful friend to the town and us kids, Pendarvis said. Wed hang out in his store. Hes the one who told me to go into the service. The public school, now used by South Florida Community College, contained all grades kindergarten through high school. U.S. 27 wasnt built until the 1940s, Pendarvis said. State Road 8, which went through town, was the main road north. The (railroad a working depot, he remembered. I worked therea couple of summers, loading boxcars. I remember steam trains, but diesel engines were phased in during the s. The biggest way the town has changed, he added, is communication. There were very few telephones. It was mostly word of mouth, letters and telegrams. Saturday and Sunday, this history will be available to everyone, as well as a display of Valentine cards from the early 1900s. The museum will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. There is no admittance fee, Tarr said, but we exist on donations and they are very welcome. cent in the district that received an Aor B. At the end of the 2010-11 school year, all but two schools 14 out of 16 or 88 percent have received an Aor B grade. It is my desire to continue to strive to meet this goal over the next four years. Cox wrote he felt honored and privileged to work with the districts teachers, support employees, administrators and school board, and thanked the citizens of Highlands County for their support over the years. Two other individuals have already announced their intention to run for school superintendent. William Pep Hutchinson III, is an activist who has volunteered at schools, attended educational courses, and visited Tallahassee to talk to state legislators. Roberta Peck, a retired school teacher with 33 years of classroom experience is also running for the office. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Students strutted down the runway and showed off fashionable tuxedos and dresses at the AvonP ark High School annual prom fashion show. More than 20 students were cheered o n and photographed by their peers in gorgeous gowns and stylish tuxedos Thursday morning in the schools audi-t orium. Amy Lauver is one of the few who h elped organize the ninth annual affair. She and fellow classmate Shanteria Johnson greeted guests as they walkedi nto the show. The stores donated the clothes to us f or the fashion show to give us an idea of what they have there. Our prom is March 31 this year, Lauver said. Gayla Barrett and Leonardo Hudson served as the events emcees and enter-t ained the audience with descriptive narration. T he female models donned clothing f rom Robyn Lynee Boutique, which features nearly a dozen dress and gown d esigners. Male models were sporting tuxedos from Maxcys Menswear with featuredd esigners Calvin Kline, Jean Yves and Ralph Lauren. We have the store sponsor the show and we hope that students will go there for their prom clothes, Lauver said. Door prizes were donated to the students by several local businesses includ-i ng: a manicure/pedicure gift certificate from Top Nails, Outback gift cards, S tarbucks gift cards, Ridge Florist B outonniere and corsage gift certificate, culinary classes, spirit beads from F CCLA, MasterCuts gift basket, and Belk gift basket. The shows models were Norma B adillo, Celeste Breylinger, Michelle Cruz, Kishyra Felix, Brittany Gates, D eundra Gordon, Ashley Harris, MLynn McKibben, Kimberly Pagan, Ebony Rodriguez, Keijahandra Singh, Diana Tello, Shantonia Williams, Jamie Wires, Thierry Alcindor, BenjaminA uyang, Dawson Calero, Joshua Wayne Cobb, Cash Jackson, Kyle Jahna, Trey M arley, Akin Thomas, and Brad Torres. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 3, 2012Page 3A FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 2/3,10,17,24; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 2 2 8 8 LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 2/3,10,17,24; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 2 2 WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 7 7 Continued from page 1A ranger said he came from a round the road leading through the park to Hardee County. But no one has c alled in that he is missing, Pablo said. Hes not dangerous, Pablo added. Hes quite friendly and doesnt seem afraid of people. Billy is described as a pproximately 3-foot, 6 inches in height, dark brown or black in color, has large curly horns, a goatee and is male. I saw him in my yard, and at first I didnt know w hat he was. I have never seen a goat before, a caller t o the News-Sun said on Thursday. Billy has even made it to Facebook. oday we had a strange visitor in the park. He was a goat with big curving horns. Dont know where he camef rom, and he was last seen n ear Golf Hammock, w rote Mike Sawyer, a park ranger, on his social media wall. Despite rumors to the contrary, Billy is not part of a pack of wild Florida mountain goats. Continued from page 1A decided to let her. With her s howing two dogs she has a good chance to get on TV Both Hoss and the German pinscher Austin will also show are memberso f the working breed category, giving her double the chances of being named Best in Show. The Junior Showmanship p reliminaries will take place under two judges. Each judge selects four jun-i or handlers to advance to the finals. Atotal of eight finalists m eet in the ring for the Best Junior title on Tuesday e vening, according to the WKC website. Since the Junior Show w as added to the WKC Show in 1934, there have o nly been three winners from the state of Florida (1977, 1996, 2002 which were male handlers. Austin is hoping to change that statistic very soon. We are excited. We all are. Hoss is very excited too. If he sees us packing bags he gets extremely excited and will squeal veryl oud and sit at the door. She (Jayda his crate at home but she has to when we get ready to leave for a trip. He reallye njoys it, Austin said with a laugh. eve just had so much s upport from everyone, especially people in the community, Austin said. T he Junior Showmanship preliminaries will take p lace Feb. 13 with the finals to follow at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. The Sporting,W orking, Terrier, and Best In Show competition will b e televised Feb. 14 on USANetwork from 8-11 p.m. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Brad Torres escorts Kishyra Felix down the runway at the APHS Auditorium Thursday morning during the 9th annual Prom Fashion Show. APHS gets glamorous for Prom Fashion Show Goat eluding capture around Sebring Knight-Austin hoping for TVtime at Westminster Cox to seek another term The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Lake Placid celebrating 85th birthday News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS D epot Museum co-director Jerry Pendarvis, from left, and Depot Museum president Dick G erken ready displays about Melvil Dewey on Thursday for the upcoming 85th birthday celebration of the town of Lake Placid.


C M Y K We believe spending $6.5 million for a 4.1-mile section of road in these times of financial uncertainty isu nwise particularly because we think there is little benefit in the extension. P hase III would roughly parallel both U. S. 27 and Memorial Drive to the east,t hen bend west to intersect with Memorial at South F lorida Community College. It is difficult to understand the gain in anothern orth/south roadway that doesnt reach Avon Park p roper at one end, and terminates in the middle of Phase I a limited access roadway designed to skirt Sebring along its eastern boundaries at the other. In other words, the extens ion will only be really useful to SFCC students and staff who live in east Sebring. For everyone else, it essentially goes from nowhere to nowhere. In terms of paying for the r oad, it is true $3 million is coming from the Florida Department ofT ransportation, but $3.5 million will come from the local option gas tax. We feel thosef unds could be used for more urgent transportation needs. B esides the usefulness and funding issues, however, are serious questions of safety. P hase III will be a twolane road. That means drivers c aught behind slower traffic on what is called a parkway may take passing risks that endanger everyone. More troubling still, the c urrent plan calls for College Drive to become a main e ast/west corridor to U. S. 27 from the parkway. This is not a good fit. C ollege Drive is relatively narrow. It twists and turns its way through the SFCC cam-p us, where the majority of college parking lot entrances a nd exits open directly into it. We are very concerned t raffic along College Drive would not only increase, but s peed up as well. Acollege campus and main artery dont mix. On the other hand, we cant support the option pro-p osed by the college a complicated Yshaped inters ection redirecting traffic north up Memorial Drive, instead of west into the s chool. For one thing, it means Memorial Drive would deliv-e r heavier traffic onto Avon Park neighborhood streets. F or another, more land would have to be purchased and new engineering studiesd one. Estimates are a safer solution might cost as much a s an additional $500,000, and certainly no less than $380,000. To add those costs to an already multiple million dollar project is reckless. I n fact, it seems to us irrational to spend any money at a ll on Phase III, and we recommend canceling the project. Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, February 3, 2012www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 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 Not a good idea From the very beginning the NewsSun has had reservations about Phase III of the Parkway, which will go north from the right angle turn on Phase I to the intersection of College and Memorial drives in Avon Park. The GOPnominating contest moves next toN evada, where theres a betting line on every fight. Heres a look at the oddsf or Romney vs. Gingrich. In the category of Falsely Characterizing Obama, Romney uses EuropeanS ocialist, which is powerful and connects well with x enophobic voters. Gingrich relies on Saul Alinsky Radical. Alinsky,t he Chicago populist who died in 1972, was best k nown for fighting on behalf of the poor and middle class so drumming away at this obscure reference isnt helpingG ingrich. Edge: Romney. In the Whats My Fake L ine? category, most registered Republicans are counting on the fact thata nything beats community organizer. So, Gingrich c alls himself an historian, while Romney professes to be a business-m an. Neither candidate cares for politician, although thats what t heyve each been for most of their adult lives. Edge: R omney. In the all-important Wives category, Gingrichs total of three is hard to top. Romney has only beenm arried once, although his great grandfather did flee to Mexico with at least five wives to escape U.S. monogamy laws. Edge: Gingrich. When it comes to E xaggerated Job Creation Claims, Gingrich boasts t hat he helped create an astounding 27 million jobs during the Reagan and Clinton administrations. The math and politics aref uzzy, but who wouldnt vote for 27 million new jobs? Romney can only claim 120,000 jobs most coming at places likeS taples and Sports Authority long after his tenure. Unfortunately for Gingrich, GOPvoters believe that government cant create jobs, thus negating his 27 million. Edge: Romney. Gingrich easily wins the Who I Want You to Think of When You Think of Me competition. Gingrich deftly cites Ronald Reagan in his answers to all questions. Romney, on the other hand, doesnt seem to relate to anyone in his past although he does, oddly, have a large photo of his father, George, on his campaign bus. He also used to mention his IrishS etter Seamus, until word got out that he once strapped Seamus to the roof of the f amily car for a 12-hour drive to Canada. Edge: Gingrich. Fawning Over Hispanics is an important category inF lorida, and Gingrich hired former advisors to Sen. M arco Rubio along with several other local Hispanic leaders. ButR omney trumped that by having his son Craig narr ate campaign ads in Spanish. Edge: Romney. Theres keen competition in the category of Personal Attacks, event hough both men claim theyd rather not stoop to s uch things. Romney calls Gingrich a failed leader; Gingrich says Romney is timid and confused; Romney labels Gingrich highly erratic; Gingrich says Romney is full of pious baloney. Edge:e ven. In the Wackiest Idea category, Gingrich appeared t o have it wrapped up when he declared that stud ents should be hired as school janitors. Then, in a stunning move, Romney bested him by announcing that he favors self depor-t ation of illegal immigrants. Edge: Romney. In the Whose Tax Returns are More Damning category, Gingrich has a lot of splaininto do about the $1.6 million he wasp aid by Freddie Mac to teach history. But R omneys return not only revealed bank accounts in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, it put the lie to a fundamentalG OPclaim. If low tax rates for the wealthy Romney paid about 15 percent% are supposed to spur job creation, then how manyj obs did Romney create with over $40 million that he earned the last two years? None. Edge: Romney. Its a tight one. The best Romney and Gingrich backers can hope for is that it never comes down to the category all pageant hopefuls dread most: Congeniality. Peter Funt is a writer and speaker and can be reached at www.CandidCamera.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. GOP faces the odds Candid Thoughts Peter Funt 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, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY Church is not a good neighborEditor: We wonder why people dont go to church? Well, maybe this is why. The church pastor keeps blocking my exit at my backyard gate, where I just use it to remove things I need to, or for easier access where my friends can come help me, as I am a 50-year-old homeowner of 13-plus years here in Sebring. The church before this one blacktopped the parking lot and before that church, I remember when the church lot was a dirt lot and when I bought my home all the houses on my street had alley access to our back gates. My neighbors are astounded. When the church first got here, they made me my own (private parking entrance. In the last year they put a big barbecue barrel stoker right on my property line by my fence. I wrote a letter asking the pastor to move the grill, where someone could easily stand on it and access my backyard, as I have been broken into many times. He claims I wrote nasty letters. The letters I wrote (which were two on his church door, in an envelope only spoke truth. What kind of man of God blocks a 50-year-old womans back exit, on purpose, and puts a barbecue grill against my fence, but never has used it? They have made my back fence look terrible with piled up trash, wood and anything they felt. He said to me as he stood up on his barbecue grill, he wont move it and he will fence in the church and my back exit. My neighbors are in disbelief of the way I have been treated. I pray and know God will take care of it. It takes $300 to get an access of easement as the police told me when I called them to sign a complaint. I was here 10 years before them and its not fair, if you ask me. Aman of God? What happened to love thy neighbor I had to ask him last to move the basketball nets (huge against my fence. Wendy Boggs Sebring Proposals prove they are out of touchEditor: Im glad the GOPis putting their candidates and ideas on display for Florida voters so that my neighbors and friends can see how out of touch with the middle classs reality the Republicansproposals are. We need to make sure they take their ideas with them when they leave Florida because theyre not what we need. The Republican candidates would erase decades of progress from abandoning struggling homeowners, taking away a womans right to choose with no exceptions, and breaking up families with their out of touch plans for immigration reform. What Ive seen so far has convinced me beyond a doubt that theyre simply wrong for Florida. Theyre just so out of touch. I know one thing: Progress isnt going back to when my friends could be denied health insurance for a preexisting condition. And it isnt bringing back the policies that drove our economy to the brink of another Great Depression and allowed Wall Street to write their own rules. But for 2012 Im sticking by President Obama. Hes standing up for the middle class and keeping his word on everything from health care reform to making college more affordable. Hes the right pick for Florida. Valari Fauntleroy Lake Placid


C M Y K By DAVID ESPO A PSpecial CorrespondentN ewt Gingrich leads the competition for comebacks with two in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Hell need onem ore, and soon, if hes going to make good on his vow to r emain a credible contender until the party convention next summer. W ith a lopsided loss to Mitt Romney in the Florida p rimary on Tuesday night, the former House speaker is looking at a potentially b leak and even winless February as the prelude to Super Tuesday on March 6. He confronts a significant disadvantage in campaignf unding and the appearance of a gender gap in the polls in Florida, where he trailed the winner by nearly 20 points among women.R omney has grown more polished and confident in d ebates, while Gingrich faces a struggle to regain thed iscipline that helped carry him to an upset victory in the South Carolina primary on Jan. 21. The former House speaker a cknowledged little or none of this in a speech to a smallish crowd in Orlando following his drubbing. I think Florida did somet hing very important, coming on top of South Carolina. It is now clear that this will be a two-person race between the conservative leader, Newt Gingrich, and the Massachusetts moderate, he said. Actually, Florida Republicans gave Romney about 46 percent of the vote. It was the largest percentage captured by any contender so far in the four states that have voted in the GOPrace. Ominously for Gingrich, it was also close to a majority, a threshold that would debunk his oft-repeated observation that the former Massachusetts governor loses more votes than he wins. Despite the obstacles, Gingrich has shown ample evidence of the political skill that once made him speaker of the House, an achievement no one in his party had managed for 40 years. Twice, his campaign has appeared to run aground: last summer, and again in the two weeks before the Iowa caucuses. The first time, he lost the s ervices of virtually all of his senior staff in a mass resi gnation. For them, the last straw was when Gingrich and his w ife, Callista, embarked on a vacation cruise to the Greek Isles at a time the campaign was desperately short of money. W ith characteristic bravado, he announced he had decided not to run a consultant-centric campaign. I am very different than n ormal politicians, and normal consultants found that v ery hard to deal with, said the man who made sure heh ad a phalanx of them when he was speaker, protecting the GOPmajority in the House. Tom Perdue, a Republican s trategist from Gingrichs old home state of Georgia, had a different view. s not uncommon for a candidate to become delu-s ional and thats what I think you are seeing here. Or not. Gingrich fashioned his first comeback over months as others rose in the polls to challenge Romney, then fell back. He shone in debates, occasionally stepping in like something of a GOPfather figure, scolding his squabbling rivals and reminding them that the objective was to defeat Barack Obama. By late December, he had reemerged as the biggest threat to Romney in the Iowa caucuses. Then the attack ads began, financed by Restore Our Future, an outside organization set up to aid the former Massachusetts governor. Lacking the funds to respond on his own the reason his campaign nearly collapsed in the first place and without an outside group to aid him, Gingrich announced he would run a relentlessly positive campaign. It was an impossible pledge from a man whose political style has been defined by combativeness in a career that spans three decades. A nd within days, he proved it. I dont object to being o utspent. I object to lies. I object to negative smear campaigns, he told reporters. Relentless, yes. But posit ive? To the dismay of aides, he took the bait, and lashed out at Romney rather focusing on Obama. I think these guys hire consultants who get drunk, s it around and write stupid ads, he said at one point ofh is rivals, speaking lessthan-presidentially. t he Golden Era Big Band. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriated ress required. Snack bar o pens at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for members and $7 f or non-members. For more information, call 385-6671.G reen Camp residents gather todaySEBRING Green Camp, Ohio residents in Florida, friends and neighbors will meet at Homers at 11 a.m. today. Graduates, friends, neighbors and relatives are invit-e d to attend this annual e vent. For further information, call 465-0161 or becks hel@embarqmail.com.Commodities to be distributed todaySEBRING C ommodities Distribution for February will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30-3:30p .m. today at The Salvation Army, 3135 Kenilworth Blvd. I f you already have your 2012 Commodities Card, pick up your commodities int he drop-off lane. If not, you must come inside and register for the new 2012 year.Y ou will then receive your new card and commodities. Call 385-7548 with quest ions.Strides for Seniors is SaturdaySEBRING Strides for Seniors, a one-mile run/walk or 5K run/walk, will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds of this event benefit NUHOPE Elder Care Services for supporting the elderly of Highlands and Hardee counties There is a $20 entry fee; $10 for kids age 12 and under. Contact NUHOPE Elder Care Services at 382-2134f or further information.Hoosier Days is SaturdayS EBRING Hoosier Days in Sebring will be Saturday at Homers Smorgasbord (corner of U.S. 27, across fromW almart). Sign-in at 11 a.m. and eat at noon.W omans Club accepts flea market donationsSEBRING The GFWC W omans Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, is accepting donations from 9-1 1 a.m. today and Saturday. Contributions will be a ccepted from 9-11 a.m. each Friday and Saturday in February. T he flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon F riday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. Call 382-0706 for additional details.Willow Gate plans community garages aleSEBRING The Willow G ate community is having its annual garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. No early sales. Coffee and cookies will be sold at the clubhouse.W illow Gate is at the end of Thunderbird Road, off U.S. 27. Parking is limited.Ballroom Dancers host dance SaturdayLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will host a danceS aturday at the fellowship hall of Eastside Christian Church. Music will be provided by Allen at his keyboard, one of the favoritesi n the area. Hours are 6:309 p.m. and sandwiches will be available at 6 p.m. Sodaa nd water will be available throughout the evening. The fellowship hall is two m iles east on County Road 621 off U.S. 27.PASR Citrus Chapter meets WednesdaySEBRING The Citrus C hapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Inn on the Lakes. A ll former Pennsylvania school staff members and t heir guests are invited to attend the meeting. For information or reserv ations, call 314-0219 no later than today. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 3, 2012Page 5A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 4 4 2 2 0 0 M ARTIAL ARTS (pp top rhp ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 4 4 3 3 8 8 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 2/3/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 2 2 1 1 Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Death noticeHenry B. Compton Jr., 72, of Sebring died Jan. 31, 2012. Arrangements are being handled by StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 MCT Newt Gingrich addresses supporters in Orlando after his loss Tuesday to Mitt Romney (belowy. Analysis: Gingrich needs win before Super Tuesday In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


C M Y K B y BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Since she was a little girl, Hannah Shoop has been going to the 12 Hours of Sebring grand prix of endurance. For years she had watched the selectionp rocess of the annual race queen as other young ladies were awarded the crown and scepter, wishing that one day they could be hers. That day has come, and not only has she b een selected as Miss 12 Hours, but Shoop will reign over the year that marks the 60th anniversary of America 's premier endurance sports car race. The 21-year-old Florida State University senior has faced her disappointments over they ears. She was 15 years old when the track moved the minimum agefrom 18 up toto 21 y ears of age. I thought man, Im never going to get it, she said. H owever, dreams do come true as Shoop will reign over the Mobil 1 12 Hours of S ebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. I think that it is such an honor and Ireally have looked up to all the girls that have been selected before, she said. In all fairness, Shoop hasnt been sitting a round waiting for the day of the crown. In addition to her studies in Special Science E ducation at Florida State University,Shoop also is a coach for basketball and softball for Trinity CatholicSchool in Tallahassee D uring her high school career at Sebring, Shoop played a number of different sports a nd said the transition to race queen has been ... interesting. Instead of seeing myself in a basketball u niform or volleyball uniform, its now going to be a sash and crown, she said with a laugh. A lthough she has been attending the 12 Hours since before she can remember, Shoop h as never met anybody famous. That may change this year as Hollywood star Patrick Dempsy plans to field an LMP2 at the oncearound-the-clock classic. Shoop does have a team of choice Audi. I just love the Audi cars and the team, she said. Theyre my favorite. Audi will debut its R-18 at the Mobil 1 12 Hours this year. Shoops parents, John and Jan Shoop, are b oth well known in the Sebring community and are delighted at their daughters success i n achieving this long-sought goal. e are so proud of Hannah, said mom Jan Shoop. This will be an exciting time for her. It has already started to get more exciting, a s the first fan has set up in the rodeo area in front of the raceway headquarters. Gates officially open for the fans on March 14, with the green flag set to drop on the 60th anniversary race on St. Patrick's Day morning. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, February 3, 2012www.newssun.com CRA6x10.5 color #00016615 HLT3x10.5 color #00016614 C ourtesy photo S ebrings Hannah Shoop has been named 2 012 Miss 12 Hours of Sebring. Shoop crowned Miss 12 Hours of Sebring


C M Y K B y MICHAELLIEDTKE APTechnology WriterS AN FRANCISCO Facebook is baring its business soul. T he unveiling came late Wednesday when the company that depends on people to share their lives online filed its plans to raise $5 billion ina n initial public offering of stock. Its a revelatory moment that prospective investors, curious competitors and nosy reporters haveb een awaiting for two years. During that time, Facebook e stablished itself as a communications hub ande merged as a threat to the Internets most powerful company, Google Inc. As with almost anything crafted by a bunch of lawyersa nd bankers, the 197-page prospectus that Facebook filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is filled with boilerplatel egalese and mind-numbing numbers. But there were some juicy details in there, too. Above all, the documents confirmed what everyone had been hearing: Facebook is very profitable and getting stronger. The company Mark Zuckerberg started with some friends in 2004 has seen its annual revenue soar from $777 million in 2009 to $3.7 billion last year. Facebooks earnings have grown at a similar rate too, ballooning from $122 million in 2009 to $668 million last year. Facebook ended 2011 with $3.9 billion in cash. Thats a relatively small amount compared to the nearly $45 billion that Google has in the bank. Facebooks prosperity has been fueled by a steady expansion of its audience, making its website a more attractive marketing vehicle for ads, which account for most of the companys revenue. Facebook ended last year with 845 million users, up 39 percent from 608 mil-l ion at the end of 2010. Those users share their interests and preferences prodigiously. Facebook recorded a daily average of 2.7 billion likesa nd comments during the final three months of last y ear. Facebook has become so a ddictive that more than half its audience 483 million users log in every day. Facebooks revenue total disappointed some peoplew ho pored through the documents. One reason: The company generates about $4.39 in revenue per user. That is a surprisingly low numbers aid University of Notre Dame finance professor Tim Loughran, who studies IPOs. Googles annual revenue of nearly $38 billion works out to more than $30 per user of its services. Facebook needs to find more ways to get revenue from their users, Loughran said. Facebook listed its most promising expansion opportunities as Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, Russia and South Korea. The company, based in Menlo Park, Calif., eventually hopes to make its service available in China if it can navigate rules requiring online content to be censored if the Chinese government considers it to be objectionable or obscene. The IPO filing gives some clue when Facebook is likely to surpass 1 billion users. If it can add users at roughly the same pace as last year, Facebook should surpass the1 billion mark this summer. As it is, Facebook already generates 44 percent of its revenue outside the U.S. Thec ompany is also developing other sources of revenue beyond online advertising faster than Google. Advertising accounted for 85p ercent of Facebooks revenue last year. It made up 96 p ercent of Googles. Facebooks other revenues ources include the 30 percent cut of sales it takes from game makers and other external applications companies that sell things on its website. T he big question is whether Facebooks numbers are impressive enough to fetch the lofty IPO price. Its still too early in the processf or Facebook to reveal how much it intends to ask for its shares, but Wednesdays filing provides some clues. Facebook valued its Class B common stock at $29.73 at the end of December, down slightly from appraisals of $30.07 in June and September. If this unfolds like most hot IPOs, Facebook will probably try to sell its shares at a premium. That could mean an IPO price in the $35 to $40 range. Investor demand, though, ultimately will dictate the pricing. Facebook still hasnt listed how many outstanding shares it has, but the documents make it possible to make a rough estimate of the companys market value at the end of last year. Financial notes in the filing show Facebook calculated it had about 2.9 billion fully diluted shares at t he end of December. That works out to a market value of about $86 billion, based on F acebooks $29.73-per-share self-appraisal. At that price, the nearly 534 million shares that the 2 7-year-old Zuckerberg owns a re worth about $16 billion. The filing indicates Zuckerberg will sell an unspecified number of sharesi n the IPO to cover a tax bill for exercising a stock option to buy 120 million shares. Zuckerberg has been collect-i ng a $500,000 salary but that w ill fall to one dollar next year at his own request, according to the filing. O ther big winners in the IPO include: Facebook cofounder and old Zuckerberg friend, Dustin Moskovitz, w ho owns nearly 134 million shares; venture capital firm Accel Partners, which owns 201 million shares; Russiani nvestor DSTGlobal Ltd., which owns 131 million shares; and former PayPal CEO Peter Thiel, who ownsn early 45 million shares. Hundreds of other Facebook employees could become millionaires because they receive stock as part of their compensation. Facebook has about 3,200 employees now, nearly 2,000 more than it did two years ago. Facebook also shared some of its biggest worries in the filing. Among other things, it cited Googles ability to use its dominance in Internet search to promote its Google Plus social network. Facebook also frets the possibility that regulators in Europe and the U.S. may impose tougher privacy rules that would make it more difficult for the company to stockpile information about its users. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 3, 2012Page 7A JD FINANCIAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 2/3,10,17,24; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 0 0 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 88347liquorIO2025PP6; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 4 4 2 2 MCT Documents filed for Facebooks IPOreveal that it closed 2010 with 845 million users. Facebook surrenders its privacy in IPO documents The documents confirmed what everyone had been hearing: Facebook is very profitable and getting stronger Associated PressNEWYORK Asecret police document shows that the New York PoliceD epartment recommended increasing surveillance of thousands of Muslims and their mosques based solely on their religion. T he Associated Press obtained a copy of a May 2006 NYPD intelligence report on Iran. It says police should expand clandestine opera-t ions at Shiite mosques. It then lists mosques a round the Northeast. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said the NYPD never considers religion in its policing policies. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has saidp olice only go where investigative leads take them. But the document lists no leads justifying spying at Shiite mosques. T he document will likely renew debate over how the NYPD views Muslims in America. Activists in the Muslim community recently soughtK ellys resignation over a video shown to 1,500 offic ers saying that Muslims wanted to infiltrate and dominate the U.S. NYPD document: Collect intel at Shia mosques AUBURNDALE (AP Authorities went high tech to catch some central Florida cattle rustlers. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says red-light cameras helped detectives track down two men accused of stealing more than a dozen cows from an Auburndale pasture. The cows were taken from Ed Davisfarm in December. The Ledger reports 37year-old Andres Trujillo and 29-year-old Yoinel DeVeraGuiterrez were arrested this week. They face charges of grand theft of livestock and dealing in stolen property. Red-light camera footage shows a truck registered to Trujillo running a light the day of the thefts. It matched the description of a vehicle used in other cattle thefts. Detectives found footage of the pair selling cattle in an auction that day. Accused cattle rustlers caught on tape


C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunFriday, February 3, 2012www.newssun.com INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 5 5 By GARYFINEOUT Associated PressT ALLAHASSEE A divided Florida House panel on Wednesday moved ahead with a bare-bones budget for the coming year that raisest he cost of college in the state, eliminates thousands of state jobs and cuts health care programs. The $69.2 billion budget a lso provides more money for the states public schools and sets aside money to pay for a sprinkling of tax cuts, including a small cut in thec orporate income tax sought by Gov. Rick Scott. The House is also proposing at hree-day back to school sales tax holiday in August. e have a balanced b udget that funds the state priorities without raising t axes or fees, said Rep. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring and House budget chairman. T he human cost of the proposal, however, was on v iew when a group of Jefferson County residents pleaded with lawmakers to spare a state prison in the rural Panhandle county thath as been targeted for closing by the Scott administration. T he House budget relies on savings associated with the closings of several prisons,a lthough the House is not backing a move to close a w omens prison in Hillsborough County recommended by the governor. I beg you, I implore you to help us, said Kirk Reams, Jefferson County clerk of the court. Democrats tried to change the budget to save the prisonb ut their effort was defeated when nearly all Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee voted against the proposal. Rep. RichG lorioso, R-Plant City and chairman of the House budget committee that oversees prisons, said the Democratic plan would throw his budgeto ut of balance. Lawmakers entered the session with a more than $1 billion budget shortfall and a desire to avoid tax hikes ino rder to fill the gap. The House budget relies on cuts across the budget to achievet hat goal, including slashing money to higher education, closing prisons and cuttingp ayments to hospitals and nursing homes. T he budget also puts additional limits on Medicaid including putting a cap ont he number of emergency room visits that adults can m ake in one year. While the budget does calls for layoffs and prison closings, it keeps intact a perk for thousands of statee mployees who pay very little for health insurance. H ouse members agreed to keep state employee health insurance premiums at theirc urrent levels even though the cost for state is expected t o go up by nearly $50 million. Most rank-and-file state w orkers pay $50 a month for individual coverage and $180 a month for family coverage. About 32,000 employees and state officials including the governor and many legislators pay$ 8.34 a month for individual coverage or $30 a month for family coverage. Many oft hese employees are among the highest paid in state government. G rimsley defended the decision to keep premiums u nchanged, noting that state workers have not gotten a pay raise in several yearsa nd last year they were asked to start paying part of t heir pension costs. e have done a lot to state employees the last few years, Grimsley said. Scott and his wife are e nrolled in the state health insurance program and pay o nly $30 a month for coverage. The governor in his budge t proposal recommended making all state workers pay t he same amount for health insurance. He said Wednesday that he s till planned to ask legislators to make the change even though it would raise premiums for some workers. The right thing is that we all should pay the same premium, Scott said. Thatsw hat I believe should happen and Ill be looking into it. No one likes anything to gou p. I just want to be fair to everybody Another place where the H ouse and Scott do not agree is on college tuition. T he House budget calls for an eight percent tuition hike for both colleges and stateu niversities, although state universities have the power t o raise tuition up to 15 percent without legislative approval. Scott said this week that the state should keep tuitionr ates flat this year. e have to do what the p rivate sector has done and what every family has done, tighten our belts, he said. Look at how we can save money. How do we reduce c osts rather than raise tuition? ou dont think that way i n business, you know, gosh, it costs them more to do things so let me raise my prices. Grimsley, however, contended that Scott lacks thep ower to block the tuition hike if it remains in the budget. She defended the hike, saying that college remains affordable in Floridaa nd that the states tuition rates for in-state residents remain among the lowest in the country. The budget does include m ore than $1 billion more for public schools that Scott was seeking. But the boost will only increase per-student funding by 2.27 per-c ent. Thats because a big chunk of the extra moneyw ill help cover the cost of increased enrollment and cover the loss of local prop-e rty taxes due to dropping property values.Senate considers taxing Internet salesSome Florida lawmakers w ant to force online retailers to collect the states sales taxes. ASenate committee on Thursday agreed to move ab ill (SB 7206 require online retailers such a s Amazon.com to collect the states 6 percent sales tax if the retailer has a ware-h ouse or provides commissions to Florida residents w ho direct customers to the website. Floridians are supposed to p ay taxes for online purchases but theres no way to enforce the law. Other states have tried to go after online retailers but many of those laws are being challenged inc ourt. The Senate bill which could have an uphill battle in the House would require the state to hold sales taxh olidays to return to taxpayers an amount equal to whats collected online.House begins floor debate on redistrictingRedistricting is headed for final action in theR epublican-controlled Florida Legislature. But critics say the maps v iolate two new state constitutional amendments. The House began floor d ebate on Thursday with a final vote expected today. T he plans then return to the Senate, which already has passed its own set of con-g ressional and legislative maps. T hree groups in the Fair Districts coalition, which sponsored the anti-gerrymandering amendments, contend the maps drafted by bothc hambers are defective. The mapsRepublican s ponsors deny those allegations, so the issue is likely to be decided in court. A final vote in the Senate could come quickly. The H ouse plans include a proposed compromise congressional map. House and S enate leaders also have agreed to accept the map the other chamber has drawn for itself. House moves ahead with $69.2 billion state budget We have a balanced budget that funds the s tate priorities w ithout raising t axes or fees.DENISEGRIMSLEY State representative


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, February 3, 2012Page 9A Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 10-CA-1182GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JUDITH M. ABBATE, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on January 4, 2012, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on February 15, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT ``A'' EXHIBIT ``A'' BEGIN at the Southeast Corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 16, Township 35 South, Range 29 East; thence Westerly following the South Boundary of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 16, a distance of 264.75 feet to its intersection with the Westerly right of way line of State Road No. 25, said last described point being marked with a 4 inch diameter concrete monument; thence Northwesterly following the Westerly right of way Line of said State Road No. 25, a distance of 550 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continuing on a Northwesterly direction following the Westerly right of way line of said State Road No. 25 a distance of 200 feet; thence Westerly and parallel to the South Boundary of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 16 a distance of 300 feet; thence Southeasterly and parallel to said State Road No. 25, a distance of 200 feet; thence Easterly and parallel to the South Boundary of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 16 a distance of 300 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Property Address: 7423 U.S. Highway 27 South, Sebring, Florida 33870 Tax ID Number: C-16-35-29-A00-0090-0000 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k January 27; February 3, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-537 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARGARET R. TAYLOR, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARGARET R. TAYLOR, deceased, whose date of death was September 1, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the co-personal representatives and the co-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 r equired to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 3, 2012. Co-Personal Representatives: /s/ Margaret Anna Beach-McLaughlin 229 Dickinson Road Webster, New York 14580 /s/ Paul A. Taylor 450 Hollybrook Road Rochester, New York 14623 Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives: /s/ Natalie R. Wilson WILSON LAW, P.L. NATALIE R. WILSON Florida Bar No. 0027231 Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives 1125 Bartow Road, Suite 300 Lakeland, Florida 33801 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 February 3, 10, 2012 The Sebring Regional Airport & Industrial Park Community Redevelopment Agency has filed its Annual Financial Report for fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 with the Clerk of Courts, Highlands County, Florida as required by Section 218.32, Florida Statutes. The Annual Financial Report is available for viewing at the Sebring Airport Authority office located at 128 Authority Lane, Sebring, FL 33870 or at the Highlands County Clerk of Courts office, 600 South Com-m erce Street, Sebring, FL 33870 during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. January 3, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000670 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. SIMON LORENZO BROWN, JR., et al., Defendants. THIRD AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 29, entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000670 of the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will 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, in, at 11:00 a.m. and on the 15th day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment: Lot 16, GRAN-LORE RANCHETTES, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 13, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Together with that certain 1993 Fleetwood Mobile Home Identification #FLFLP70A21273SK and FLFLP70B21273SK. TOGETHER WITH all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, rights, appurtenances, rents royalties,mineral, oil and gas rights and profits, water rights and stock and all fixtures now or hereafter attached to the property. **ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.** WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on January 18, 2012. 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 this notice no later than seven (7 proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V visa Florida Relay Service. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit and County Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk January 27; February 5, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-12-24 VICKY ANN SIKES AGUILERA Petitioner; and, JOSE REFUGIO SIKES AGUILERA, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jose Refugio Sikes Aguilera YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Vicky Ann Sikes Aguilera, Petitioner, 5601 N. Key, Sebring, Florida 33875, on or before February 14, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner, or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED: January 11, 2012 ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Kathy Whitlock As Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000719 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. TERRY K. COLLIER, ET AL. D efendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: BENJAMEN K. COLLIER, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants Current residence unknown, but whose last known address was: 1727 LAKE CLAY DRIVE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 16, IN BLOCK 10, OF SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, SECTION A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 81, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, on or before March 6, 2012 or within thirty (30 first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867, either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 26th day of January, 2012. ROBERT GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk February 3, 10, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: GC-11-000854 TAYLOR BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP. Plaintiff, vs. C LARA LUCK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLARA LUCK; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; PLACID LAKES AVIATION ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. FKA PLACID LAKES AVIATION ASSOCIATION, INC., AN INVOLUNTARILY DISSOLVED CORPORATION, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CLARA LUCK A/K/A CLARA D. LUCK 421 ARCHER ROAD LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 OR 1856 MAINE DR ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL 60007 OR 951 W BELDEN AVE., APT. 3R CHICAGO, IL 60614 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLARA LUCK 421 ARCHER ROAD LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 OR 1856 MAINE DR ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL 60007 OR 951 W BELDEN AVE., APT. 3R CHICAGO, IL 60614 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 21, OF PLACID LAKES, SECTION 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Mark A. Buckles, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 19th day of January, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (941 within two (2 notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD941 800-955-8770. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk January 27; February 3, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 11-545 GCS KONDAUR CAPITAL CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL DOANE A/K/A DANIEL A. DOANE; TAMMY DOANE; DANIEL DOANE A/K/A DANIEL A. DOANE; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, ET AL Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: TAMMY DOANE; DANIEL DOANE A/K/A DANIEL A. DOANE whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 10, BLOCK 38, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or before February 28, 2012 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at County, Florida, this 19th day of January, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK January 27; February 3, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE #: 2011-CA-000626 DIVISION #: Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff, -vs.Peggy Ann Baisden a/k/a Peggy Ann Yarbrough a/k/a/ Peggy A. Yarbrough a/k/a Peggy Yarbrough, Surviving Spouse of Alfred G. Yarbrough, Deceased; Bank of America, National Association; Uknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Peggy Ann Baisden a/k/a Peggy Ann Yarbrough a/k/a/ Peggy A. Yarbrough a/k/a Peggy Yarbrough, Surviving Spouse of Alfred G. Yarbrough, Deceased; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT W HOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 2433 north Primrose Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s and the aforementioned named Defendant(s such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florid,a more particularly described as follows: LOTS 1718, 1719 AND 1720, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 92, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 2433 North Primrose Road, Avon Park, FL 33825. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30 first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 20th day of January, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 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. January 27; February 3, 2012 NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that Sebring Mini Storage, Too and Sebring Mini Warehouse intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property under the Florida Self Storage Facility Act Statues (section 83.80-83.809). The owner will sell at public auction on or after February 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at 1500 Lakeview Drive, 1251 Hawthorne, 542 Lemon, and 531 O-mul-la-oee. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, February 3, 2012www.newssun.com OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT Experienced Ophthalmic Assistant Positions available, COA preferred but not required. Please send resume to: Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida Attn: Human Resources 5032 US 27 N Sebring, Fl 33870 or Fax to 863-385-7442 or Email to cgrice@EyesFl.Com MECHANIC NEEDEDGrove Equipment, Sprayers, Spreaders Mowers, Tire Changing, Truck Servicing & Power Units. Experienced people only need to apply. Benefits, Retirement & Vacation. Call Frostproof (863 7:00 am 5:00 pm. DFW-EOE HOLIDAY INNEXPRESS & SUITES Lake Placid has an opening for an Experienced Full Time Night Auditor. 11pm to 7am. Applicant must have previous hotel night auditor experience. Apply in person at 608 S. Lakeview Rd., Lake Placid EXPERIENCED P/TFLOOR TECH NEEDED. Maintaining Tile floors in a commercial setting. Apply in person @ 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd. Sebring Fl. BUSY EYECLINIC has openings in all positions. Full time/part time. 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Box 991 Lake Placid 33852. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100Announcements NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING F OR A VARIANCE REQUEST HEARING NO. 1709 Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adj ustment on the 14th day of February, 2012, beginning at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners Board Room, Highlands County G overnment Center Building, 600 South Commerce Ave., S ebring, Florida, to consider a variance to allow for a front yard setback of 10.5 feet instead of the required 25 feet to place an attached carport, within the area described as f ollows: approximately 1/6 acre located south of Sebring a nd northwest of Lake Placid on Woodside Drive, between V enetian Parkway and Oak Grove Street; the address bei ng 176 Woodside Drive, Lake Placid, Florida; and legally described as follows: Lot 48, Block 1, Venetian Village Revised, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat B ook 11, Page 12, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. 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AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated February 8, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 129 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on February 16, 2012, the following described property: Lot 6 TOGETHER with One Half or 25 feet of Lot 7 abutting Lot 6, LESS a 10 foot strip for alleyway at the rear of the property, in Block 187, of WOODLAWN TERRACE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, at Page 96 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. DATED this 25th day of January, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 27; February 3, 2012 PUBLIC AUCTION: FEBRUARY 24, 2012 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING: 1102 KERSEY ST. 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C hildren & Baby Items ( clothing, toys, accessories, etc) Furn., Household Items, Much More. 863443-2754 AVON PARK*Bonnet Lake Camp grounds* In Club House, 2825 SR 17 S, Sat, Feb 4, 8am 11am. Treasurers / Bargains & Something for Everyone! Coffee & Donuts for sale!! 7320G arage &Yard Sales WASTE WATERTOTE for RV, 22 gallon. New cond. & 30 Adjustable Ladder alum., 5' 2 sided or 10' extension. New Price $100 obo. Call 863-385-3118 VINTAGE FISHERModel STV873 Stereo Speakers (2 Mint condition. $100 863-382-6312 TREE POLETRIMMER $15. 863-382-0555 TOOL BOX4 Drawer / Hinge Top / Craftsman. $10. 863-655-3728 T HOMASVILLE ARMOIRE/ Natural Wood, Very Good Condition / Like New $100 863-243-6352 SPECTRACIDE -2 Gallon Back Sprayer. $30. 863-382-0555 SONY 3way Stereo tower speakers. Pair. Model SS-F5000-P/150 watt. 10 hrs. used. Mint. $100 863-382-6312 SOFA 84"3 CUSHION. Mauve, green & b lue floral stripes on light background w/wood trim. $75 cash. Call 863-385-7467. 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SEARS 51/2'' cordless trim saw 19.2 volt, no battery, $25. SEARS 19.2 volt cordless JIG SAW, no battery, $25. Call 863-453-7027. 7300MiscellaneousUSED -Sofas, bdrm. sets, misc. chairs, dining sets, hutches, bar stools, end tables & art work. Fri 10am-4pm & Sat 10am-3pm. Pieces of the Past. Downtown 313 Circle Park Dr.. Other appt. time call 863-386-9100 7180Furniture REFRIGERATOR 3yr. Frigidaire Gallery Series. 25 cu. ft. white, side by side w/ice & water in door. $400 Call 863-417-3305 CERAMIC TOPSTOVE Frigidaire Gallery Series. 3 yr. 30", white w/regular & convection oven. $300. Call 863-471-3305. 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING 640Park St. 6400 sq ft, $1600/mo: A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. Call Chip Boring 863-385-0077 or Cell 863-381-1298 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING -STORAGE RENTALS 12' X 30' with 10' X 10' Doors. 602 Park Street, Sebring,Fl. Call 863-385-7486 6550Warehousesfor Rent SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-402-1142 PLACID LAKES3BR, 2BA, Newer home. Quiet area, Green Belt. Near Lake June. No smoking or pets. $795/mo. 863-699-1119 or cell 863-840-3698. LAKE PLACID3BR, 2BA, on Lake Carrie with access to Lake June. Boat dock & Boat house. $795 month / month, first & security. Pets OK! 786-285-5026 AVON PARK2BR, 1 1/2Ba, Single Family Applian., W/D Hook-up, C/H/A, 1 car gar., Completely renovated. $650 mo., 1st./ last/ deposit. Avail. March 15th. No Pets. 863-443-0392 6300Unfurnished Houses AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $495 mo. + $200 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 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. 1 st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. 1BR, 1BA, & Studios. 2nd. floor walk u p, No pets. Starting at $400 mthly. Background check a must! Call 863-386-9100 6150FurnishedA partmentsSEBRING PINEKey Villa. Gated Community. 2/2, Pool. Very Nice. $750/mo. + $500 security. Call 863-382-2812 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING -(2 Quiet Area, Children OK. No Pets. (11 Call 863-840-0494 or 863-465-1451 HANDYMAN SPECIALS!Quiet mobile home community has older mobile homes FOR SALE. Close to Historic Downtown Sebring, shopping, lakes & schools. Repairs are required but have great potential for minimal cost. HOMES MUST REMAIN IN PARK-very affordable lot rent. Must pass a criminal background check. Own your home for as little as $500.00. You read right! Homes won't last. Call for appointment. 786-255-3188 5150Mobile HomesFor RentSEBRING -TRIPLE WIDE HOME / CORNER LOT / ON OWNED LAND IN SEBRING FALLS. PRICE REDUCED TO $55,000. MOTIVATED SELLER. JOE PICIOR, SANDERS REALTY GROUP. Res. 699-5687 OR Bus. 465-1400 SEBRING -SAFE, SECURE, GATED COMMUNITY. 2BR, 1BA Central Heat & Air, W/D, Deck. Totally Furnished, Like New $26,000 obo. Comes w/ Golf Cart. Low Lot Rent. Very Well Located. Call 863-414-5284 SEBRING -FURNISHED 2BR / 2BA with land 60'x120' 2 enclosed porches, 12'x32' carport, 12'x30' Florida room, in 55+ park, $38,500 or best cash offer by Feb. 25, 863-458-0442. SEBRING -**PARK MODEL** 15' X 35' with 10' X 22' Enclosed Florida Room,, 55 Plus Park. 1BR, 1BA, Heat & Air., New Roof, 15' X 15' Shed. Excellent Condition! 765-603-7764 PALM HARBORHOMES NEW HOME STIMULUS 5K For Your Used Mobile Home Any Condition 800-622-2832 ext 210 AVON PARK** PRICE REDUCED ** Furn. 2BR, 2BA, With Land. Rent Free. Renovated / Painted / New Laminate / Carpets. Kit Cupboards. Just bring toothbrush. 863-453-4338 5050M obile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING -Villa's At Pine Key. By Owner! 3BR, 2BA, 2CG, enclosed FL. Room, Gated Community w/ Clubhouse & Pool. Close to Everything! $149,900. 863-402-1934 4120Villas & CondosFor Sale LAKE PLACIDSylvan Shores 2/2. Pool, remodeled kitchen, ADT alarm, privacy fence, fireplace, guest cottage. $10,000. down. Owner financing. $99,500. Call 863-465-7838 LAKE PLACID2/2 Block Home. Cathed ral ceiling in Living & Dining Room. Water access Lake Carrie, a place for your boat at dock for only $10 monthly. Assoc. fees only $30 monthly. $129,900. Call Rhonda 772-321-4984 4100Homes for SaleLake Placid SEBRING 3/2.Large garage. Fenced in Yard. 100 x 150. $65,000. Call 863-314-0130 OPEN HOUSE/ GREAT LOCATION 2917 Wallace Dr. (off Hammock Rd. Like New Manufactured Home. Sunday Feb, 5th, 1 3 PM. 4080H omes for SaleSebring 4000 R eal Estate 3000 Financial DO YOUNEED HELP Taking care of your Elder loved Ones? Lots of TLC. Please call 863-465-5999. CERTIFIED MEDICALSECRETARY Exp. in ICD/CPT coding, insurance billing, front desk, etc. I desire to be a member of Highlands County Community, where I am able to fish on my days off, and, eventually retire in that quiet relaxing setting that Highlands County offers. Please call Teri @ 239-462-9652. Thank You. 2300Work Wanted WE AREseeking someone interested in serving as a Music Minister for our congregation. The position would be a "volunteer ministry." We are also seeking a volunteer to work with our Youth program. If you are interested please contact our office at 863-453-5334. TEACHER NEEDED For 2-yr. old Class, at a Christian Private School, in Avon Park. Experience Needed. Full Time Position. Call 863-443-2344 & Leave Message. SEVERAL TUTORSNEEDED for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Monday Thursday 2:30-5:00. Mileage paid @ $.50/mile. Compensation is $25/hour. Year round position. To start as soon as possible Call 786-326-5179. 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C M Y K B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING As fax machines burned hot all around the country, Highlands County joined in National Signing Day with offensive lineman Patric Morris signing a scholarship to attend DivisionI AACharleston Southern University in Charleston, SC. s exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time, Morris said. After visiting the campus last June, Morris knew the Buccaneers were a good fit, although he will be making a switch in position. They want me to try playing center, which Ive never played before, he said. I will be doing a lot of snapping to get ready But for the three year varsity starter, hard work is not going to get in his way. Even as a junior, he was our best lineman, head coach LaVaar Scott said. He had some injury problems, but he worked hard to get back and then he was right back at it, pancaking people. It feels real good to have a player going to a Division I school, Scott continued. And hes a smart kid. Making the switch to center, making the calls at the line, hell be able to pick it up and do well. Morris will major in Business and will have the chance to block for a familiar face, as Avon Parks Teddy Allen was the teams leading rusher last season. Im a bit reluctant, Morris said, alluding to the nerves of making the break from home and family. But I know I have to do it at some point, take that next step. B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK It was a sea of green in the city of red Tuesday night as the Lake Placid faithful took their s eats in hopes of seeing their Lady Dragons take the next step in this turnaround season. The Ladies from the Lake did just that, running past DeSoto, 62-37, to advance to the District 10-4A Tournament title game Friday night. And while the Dragonsh ad handled the Lady Bulldogs twice during the regular sea-s on, they werent quite runaways, with Decembers 604 4 win being trimmed to 5543 in January. We knew wed have to try and slow down number 5 ( Tishonna Riley) and number 15 (Ladeja Dennis Placid head coach Jackie Coyne said. And while they didnt Lady Dragons roll to title game By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK Having just watched county rivalL ake Placid secure itsspot i n the District 10-4Atournament title game, the Lady Red Devils of Avon Park could well have been caught looking past their own opponent Tuesday night. But that wasnt at all the case in the 56-22 semifinal w in over Frostproof, with a stifling, turnover creating defense that set the tone early and paved the way to the easy win. Johntavia Perry totaled 18 points to lead the Devils, with Brekayla English adding 11 as Avon Parks entire rosterg ot some court time throughout the contest. The win sets up the season rubber match against theL ady Dragons for the ultimate prize. T wo prizes, in fact, as a win would secure not only t he district championship, but also a home game to start the s tate playoffs. The Lady Devils came back late to take a 52-50 win at home against Lake Placid, before being shell-shocked ina 54-30 loss at the Dragons lair in January. I know they are over that ( loss), head coach Paulette Daley said. With every loss y ou have to learn from it. You have to prepare and learn f rom the mistakes you made. And to help ensure that mindset takes hold, Daley plans for her girls to put in the work. e are going to get in the g ym, get the girls ready an d w ork on some things, she said. I know Lake Placid is g oing to come in ready and I know we are going to be r eady. It is going to be interesting. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. tonight in the Avon Park High School gym, which promises to be rocking with a blend of red and green. Lady Devils lock up title game slot SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, February 3, 2012 Page 3B District title clash on tap News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Alex Coyne went for a team-high 20 points Tuesday nighti n Lake Placids district tournament win over DeSoto. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Brekayla English follows through on a free throw in Tuesdays rout of Frostproof. A von Park56F rostproof22 L ake Placid62D eSoto37 See LP, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Morgan Huhn made this diving catch in the Lady Panthers opener Tuesday, but South Florida dropped both ends of the doubleheader against Central Florida. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentAVON PARK The South Florida Community College softball team took on visiting College of Central Florida Tuesday to kick off the regular season but fell just short in the opener of the twin bill with a final score of 3-1. s a start, said head coach Carlos Falla. We made two mistakes that wouldve kept the game closer. e had six freshmen starting and nerves came into play. CCF just came back from a four-win tournament and we were just a little fresh. Led by starting pitcher Julia Deyoe, the Panthers held down any offensive threats until the top of the third when a well-placed double to deep left field put CCF up 1-0. The Lady Panthers were quick to respond with a run of their own to settle the score as Breanna Shearin ripped one up the middle to bring Lexi Belardi safely across the plate. However, CCF took advantage of their last atbat in the seventh, blasting a home run that would peak their two-run lead. As the team raked the field and prepared for the second game, Falla said, Everyone is going to play this game so we can see different combinations and setups and see what works for us. Not much did in the nightcap, as Central Florida rolled to an 8-0 win, giving the Lady Panthers more work to put in. South Florida was on the road Thursday at Lake Sumter and return home for a Saturday matinee against Palm Beach State at 1 p.m. Lady Panthers drop twinbill News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Flanked by parents Mark and Maria, along with, left to right, assistant coach Jim Howard, head coach LaVaar Scott and athletic director Chris Cook, Sebrings Patric Morris joined in the national signing day festivities by making his commitment to Charleston Southern University on Wednesday. Morris is South Carolina bound Courtesy photo Lisette Marasigan goes up for two of her 11 points in the Lady Eagles 60-12 district semifinal win on Tuesday. Special to the News-SunLAKE WALES Undefeated through a remarkable regular season, the Lady Eagles of Walker Memorial are looking to make it a clean sweep through the District 7-2Atournament at the Vanguard School in Lake Wales. The Eagles cruised through the season, averaging nearly 53 points per game and giving up an average of just 24 per contest. Another lopsided victory was seen Tuesday with a 6012 win over Oasis Christian School of Winter Haven. Walker jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back, with a tough defense creating turnovers and turning them into fastbreak opportunities. The Lady Eagles lead 21-2 after one, 35-6 at the half and pitched a third-quarter shutout, going 13-0 for a 48-6 lead heading into the final eight minutes. Lisette Marasigan lead 10 players in the scoring column with 11 points, with Kristelle Lagabon adding 10 and Rachel Reid eight. Reid also added 15 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots to her crowded stat sheet. More gaudy stats were seen as Toni Garcia had 10 rebounds, Lagabon had 10 steals and six assists and Breauna Washington pulled down nine rebounds. Now 18-0, Walker Memorial looks to claim the district tournament championship Saturday night against All Saints Academy of Winter Haven a team they topped by 11 and 10 points during the regular season. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. at Vanguard. One step closer to perfection Walker60Oasis12


C M Y K A P softball registrationAVON PARK Avon Park Girls Softball will be holding registration for girls, ages 4-15, on Saturday, Feb. 4, from9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the girlsfield on A noka Street. Need to bring a copy of the childs birth certificate. Any questions, please call Kim Bennett a t 443-1043.Scholarship GolfS EBRING The Second Annual S cholarship 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. Contests: Great prizes for Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions contact Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or Jerome Matthews at 2732533. Submit entries by Monday, March 26. All proceeds benefit college-bound senior graduates, Class of 2012.GOLS Indoor Soccer LeagueAVON PARK Registration for GOLS Indoor Soccer League is Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to Noon at First Baptist Church of Avon Park. Sign-ups will take place in the Family Life Center (old Avon Park Recreation Center across from the tennis courts downtown Avon Park). The GOLS Indoor Soccer League is a co-ed league for 13to 18-year olds. Registration is $12 and is limited to the first 40 players to sign up. For insurance purposes, please bring identification with proof of age. Each team plays one game a week at 6:30 p.m. (Tuesday or Thursday) from Feb. 14-Apr. 19, ending with a tournament. GOLS (Goals Of Life and Soccer its ninth year as a ministry of First Baptist Church of Avon Park. Participants learn soccer and team skills from certified coaches. For more information, contact Coach Severn at 452-1250 or Coach Virkler at 385-3235.Rotary Day at the Ball ParkAVONPARK ABarbeque benefitting the South Florida State College baseball and softball programs will be held Saturday, Feb. 4. Tickets are $8, which gets you pulled pork, cole slaw, baked beans, bun and ice tea from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Action on the field gets underway with a baseball doubleheader beginning at Noon and a softball doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.Womens Club TourneySEBRING The Sebring Womens Club will be hosting itssecond annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 18, on the Turtle Run Course at Sun N Lake. Check-in is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The tournament is a 4-person scramble format, open to both men and women. Cost is $55 per player, or $220 per team, and includes 18 holes of golf, cart fee, lunch and prizes. Aputting contest is available, as well as a $2,000 Hole-In-One prize being sponsored by The Cohan Radio Group. Entry forms are available at local pro shops and are to be sent to The WomansC lub of Sebring, P.O.Box 8174, Sebring, FL33872. Registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 13. To obtain an entry form or more inform ation contact Johnell West at 382-0824. The proceeds are to benefit the W omens Club of Sebring Scholarship F und and numerous community service projects.Florida Trail AssociationThe Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter has plenty of outings schedule for the month of February. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4-5 Activity: Trail Maintenance come for the day or overnight Location: Green Swamp, Lakeland, FLMeet at Rock Ridge Rd. gate. Directions: From US-98 in north Lakeland turn east on Rock Ridge Rd., at fork bear left and continue 4.2 miles to gate on your left. From SR-33 in Polk City travel north, turn left (west Still Rd., turn left on Rock Ridge Rd., after 2 or 3 miles gate will be on your right. Bring water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection, and camping gear if camping. Contact: Bob Yost at 644-5448 or bobalinks3@yahoo.com for meet up time and other information. Saturday, Feb. 11 Activity: Trail Maintenance Location: Willingham Trail Avon Park Bombing Range. Meet at Log Cabin Building No. 600. Contact: Bob Hummel at 471-1814. Also RSVPto the chapter online Meetup page at www.meetup.com/HeartlandFTA/calendar Saturday, Feb.18 Activity: Day Hike approx. 5 miles Location: KICCO Wildlife Management Area off SR 60 east of Lake Wales. Meet at entrance to Westgate River Ranch Resort on right when traveling east. Description: The trail is a part of the Florida National Scenic Trail system. Wildlife is abundant and includes white-tailed deer, alligators, feral hogs, bald eagles wild turkeys, hawks, wading birds, and sandhill cranes. Bring: Hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. Contacts: David Waldrop at 605-3587, for meet-up time and other details. Saturday, Feb. 25 Activity: Bike ride, approx 20 miles followed by lunch (optionalhe Other Place in Polk City. Location: Van Fleet Trail, Berkley Rd. (CR 665), Polk City (This is a rails-totrails paved trail, running through farm and woodlands. Restrooms are available at the picnic shelter at the 10 mile mark where we will take a short break. Bring: Bicycle, sun and bug protection, snacks, water, and helmet. Cost: Only for your own lunch at the restaurant. Contact: Eileen Valachovic at 863-9562145, for meet-up time and other information. WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 7 Houston 31, Cincinnati 10 New Orleans 45, Detroit 28 Sunday, Jan. 8 New York Giants 24, Atlanta 2 Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23, OT DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 14 San Francisco 36, New Orleans 32 New England 45, Denver 10 Sunday, Jan. 15 Baltimore 20, Houston 13 N.Y. Giants 37, Green Bay 20 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 22 New England 23, Baltimore 20 N.Y. Giants 20, San Francisco 17, OT PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu AFC 59, NFC 41 SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis New England vs. N.Y. Giants, 6:20 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia166.727 Boston1110.524412New York813.381712New Jersey815.348812Toronto716.304912Southeast Division WLPctGB Atlanta166.727 Miami166.727 Orlando139.5913 Washington418.18212 Charlotte320.1301312Central Division WLPctGB Chicago186.750 Indiana156.714112Milwaukee1011.476612Cleveland812.4008 Detroit420.16714WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB Dallas149.609 San Antonio149.609 Houston1210.545112Memphis1110.5242 New Orleans418.182912Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City174.810 Denver147.6673 Utah128.600412Portland139.591412Minnesota1012.455712Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers136.684 L.A. Lakers139.591112Phoenix813.3816 Golden State712.3686 Sacramento615.2868 ___ Tuesdays Games Boston 93, Cleveland 90 Indiana 106, New Jersey 99 Atlanta 100, Toronto 77 New York 113, Detroit 86 Memphis 100, Denver 97, OT Golden State 93, Sacramento 90 L.A. Lakers 106, Charlotte 73 Wednesdays Games Orlando 109, Washington 103 Philadelphia 98, Chicago 82 Boston 100, Toronto 64 New Jersey 99, Detroit 96 Oklahoma City 95, Dallas 86 Phoenix 120, New Orleans 103 Indiana 109, Minnesota 99 Milwaukee 105, Miami 97 San Antonio 99, Houston 91 Portland 112, Charlotte 68 L.A. Clippers 107, Utah 105 Thursdays Games Memphis at Atlanta, late Chicago at New York, late New Orleans at San Antonio, late Portland at Sacramento, late Utah at Golden State, late Denver at L.A. Clippers, late Fridays Games Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 7 p.m. Minnesota at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. New York at Boston, 8 p.m. Indiana at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 10:30 p.m. LEAGUE LEADERS Scoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL24314365930.0 James, MIA22515662329.7 Durant, OKC19812955826.6 Love, MIN17815955625.3 Anthony, NYK14311542623.7 Rose, CHI15410443823.1 Aldridge, POR2019449722.6 Westbrook, OKC175 9645921.9 Griffin, LAC1697141021.6 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Howard, ORL8225733915.4 Love, MIN9120930013.6 Bynum, LAL5716121812.1 Varejao, CLE9313622911.5 Griffin, LAC6315021311.2 Cousins, SAC8713422111.1 Gasol, MEM4617722310.6 Humphries, NJN8213822010.5 Assists GAMESASTAVG Nash, PHX191899.9 Rondo, BOS131229.4 Paul, LAC141279.1 Rubio, MIN221928.7 D. Williams, NJN221868.5 Calderon, TOR231938.4 Lowry, HOU201598.0 Rose, CHI191477.7 Parker, SAN231767.7 Steals GAMESSTLAVG Paul, LAC14352.50 Conley, MEM19472.47 Shumpert, NYK17372.18 Westbrook, OKC21452.14 Rubio, MIN22472.14 Teague, ATL22452.05 Lowry, HOU20402.00 Blocked Shots GamesBLKAVG McGee, WAS22663.00 Jordan, LAC19552.89 Ibaka, OKC21582.76 Gasol, MEM21482.29 Dalembert, HOU22482.18 Thomas, CHA16332.06EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers3212569136100 Philadelphia2914664163144 Pittsburgh2918462157132 New Jersey2719357133139 N.Y. Islanders2022747120145 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3214266175105 Ottawa2720660160164 Toronto2619658156152 Buffalo2124648122151 Montreal1922947131137 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida23151157126138 Washington2620456141145 Winnipeg2322652126144 Tampa Bay2223448140168 Carolina1825945132164WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit3416169163118 Nashville3116466145131 St. Louis2913765124102 Chicago2915765164147 Columbus1332632117172 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver3115466161124 Minnesota2419755119131 Colorado2624254133147 Calgary2322652121140 Edmonton1926543125144 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose2814662137110 Los Angeles25161060114113 Dallas2621254132138 Phoenix2221852131138 Anaheim1924745130151 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games New Jersey 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO Winnipeg 2, Philadelphia 1, SO Pittsburgh 5, Toronto 4, SO Boston 4, Ottawa 3 N.Y. Islanders 5, Carolina 2 Buffalo 3, Montreal 1 Tampa Bay 4, Washington 3, OT Nashville 5, Minnesota 4 Detroit 3, Calgary 1 Anaheim 4, Phoenix 1 Edmonton 3, Colorado 2 Vancouver 3, Chicago 2, OT San Jose 6, Columbus 0 Wednesdays Games N.Y. Rangers 1, Buffalo 0, SO Toronto 1, Pittsburgh 0 Florida 4, Washington 2 Dallas 6, Anaheim 2 Los Angeles 3, Columbus 2 Thursdays Games Carolina at Boston, late Montreal at New Jersey, late Nashville at Philadelphia, late Winnipeg at Tampa Bay, late Minnesota at Colorado, late Chicago at Edmonton, late Detroit at Vancouver, late Dallas at San Jose, late Fridays Games N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Chicago at Calgary, 9 p.m. Columbus at Anaheim, 10 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS Malkin PIT273259 Giroux PHI183755 Stamkos TB332154 Tavares NYI223153 Hossa CHI203353 Datsyuk DET143953 H. Sedin VAN114253 D. Sedin VAN223052 Lupul TOR203252 Toews CHI272451 Kessel TOR262551 Spezza OTT203050 Neal PIT272148 Karlsson OTT840483 tied with 47 pts.BASEBALLAmerican League NEW YORK YANKEESSent RHP Kevin Whelan outright to Scranton/WilkesBarre (IL SEATTLE MARINERSAgreed to terms with INF Carlos Guillen on a minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYSAgreed to terms with RHP Francisco Cordero on a oneyear contract. Designated OF Darin Mastroianni for assignment. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATESAgreed to terms with RHP Juan Cruz on a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSAgreed to terms with RHP Chad Durbin on a minor-league contract. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Boys Basketball at Fort Meade,6/7:30 p.m.; Softball at Pre-Season Classic, Clewiston,5:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at District Tournament,Mulberry,TBD. TUESDAY: Boys Tennis vs.Hardee,4:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Hardee,4:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Wrestling at District Tournament,TBD MONDAY: Boys Basketball at District Tournament,Kathleen,7 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Lake Gibson,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Tennis at All Saints Academy,4 p.m. SFCC T ODAY: Baseball vs.Broward College,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball vs.Sante Fe College,Doubleheader,Noon; Softball vs.Palm Beach State College,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Indian River State College,2:30 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Boys Basketball at Windermere Prep,5:30/7 p.m. T UESDAY: Boys Basketball at District Tournament,Mulberry,TBD N N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . C leveland at Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 8 8 p p . m m . N.Y. Knicks at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Lakers at Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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C M Y K By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIRAMAR Tracy Howard says he expects the NCAAto impose sanctions against Miami. He wants to play for the Hurricanes anyway. The defensive back rated as the nations best by some recruiting services has chosen the Hurricanes, giving Miamis rebuilding efforts a huge boost. Howard played his high school ball for state power Miramar High and turned down Florida and Florida State, among others. Howard signed his letter Wednesday. He largely ignored Miami during his recruiting saga, and until the last few days was considered likely to sign with Florida. Miami is the subject of an NCAAinvestigation because of claims made by a former booster, who said he supplied athletes and recruits with extra benefits from 2002 through 2010. Its unknown when the NCAAinquiry will end. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, February 3, 2012Page 3B E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 2 2 2 2 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 6 6 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 2/3,17; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 4 4 0 0 Golf HammockThe Ladies Golf Association played a Low Gross/Low Net event Wednesday, Feb.1. T aking the Low Gross in the First Flight was Laura Kebberly with an 83, while Marian Passafume was second at 90. Low Net for the flight went to Carol Troup and her 63, with Lorrraine Friend and Betty Clarke tying for second with 65s. In the Second Flight, Joyce Stanley won Low Gross with a 93 and Wanda Hastie was second with a 97. L ow Net for the flight saw Joan A rmbruster come in with a 65 for first and Eleanor Short take second with a 67. Last Monday, Jan. 30, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am golf at Golf Hammck Country Club. Frank Borgia made plus 4 in A group for first place and Mike Lajiness in second place at minus 1. In B group fisrt place was Mike Winchester at plus 6 and a tie between Harvey Kecskes and Stan Griffis was at plus 3 for second place. C group saw a tie for first place between Pat Dell and Bobby Culberson at plus 5. Doug Haire took first place in D group with plus 2 and Dick Botelho in second place at minus 1. Tony Frances played well with a plus 8 to take first place in E group and Gerry Geouque at even. In F group Bill Alesi was in first p lace with plus 2 and Ned Bauer in s econd place at even. Wayne Meyer scored plus 4 that ws good for first place in G group and Bob H ughes at plus 3 for second place. In H group Don Meitz was in first place with plus 5 and Larry Hedley in second place with plus 2. Harold Traxler made plus 6 that was good for first place in I group and Jim Freese in second place with plus1. Bill Katcher scored plus 2 in J group for first place and Jean Terrrell in second place with plus 1. Ron Geouque made plus 5 in K group and Janet Howland was even for second place. Next Monday the Mezza Group will have a modified shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. at Golf Hammock CC. Please arrive early to register. For more infore information, call Pete Mezza at 414-1210.Harder HallT he Ladies League played an event this past Monday, Jan. 30. The winners were: First place, Mary Ryan with plus-4. Tying for second/third places were Joyce Himler and Carol Grimm with plus-2 each. Chip-in: No. 6, Mary Ryan; and No. 18, Helen Sayre. The Ladies League played a Low Putts event last Thursday, Jan. 26. The winners were: First place, Billie Aydelotte with 28. Tying for second/third/fourth/fifth/sixth places were Joyce Flemming, Marilyn Armstrong, Helen Sayre, Donna Maki and Diane Darroch with 33 each. Chip-ins: No. 1, Lorraine Forcier; No. 3, Helen Sayre; No. 5, Liz Reinhardt; and No. 10 and 11, Donna Maki.Lake June WestA Scramble was played on Thursday, Jan. 26. Tying for first/second/third/fourth places were the teams of Ron Hesson, CharlotteM athew, Bob and Verna Knishka, Bill Hintz and Don Boulton; Joe and Joyce Swartz, Wayne Eades, Walt Nagle, Jean Westerfield and Cal Billingsley; Doyan Eades, Larry Heath, John and Gloria Huggett Mario Cappelletti and Jane Roush; John and Kim Givens, Kim Fiers, Betty Brevard, Ken Rowen andG eorge Cloud with 49 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Jane Roush, 1-foot-8-inches; and No. 8, Joyce Swartz, 7-feet-9-inches. (Men inches. The Mens Association played a Mens League event on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Tying for first/second/third places were the teams of Claude Cash, Cal Billingsley, Rod Martin, Pat Houlihana nd Walt Nagel; Dick Denhart, Art Schmeltz, Ott Wegner, Bill Brouhle and Joe Swartz; Doyan Eades, Mario C appelletti, Howard Langston, Bob Knishka and Angelo Iorlano with 38 each. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Jim Lynch, 5-feet-4.75-inches; No. 4, John S immons, 6-feet-4-inches; and No. 8, Ron Vanmeter, 13-feet-8-inches. The Ladies Association played a L adies League event on Monday, Jan. 23. Winning first place was the team of M ary McNamee, Elaine Orr, Doris Weeks and Laurie Lorig with 35. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Helene Mellon, Margaret Schultz, Carol Colbert and Marie Ailor; Jane Roush, Kim Givens, Donna Palmatier and Barbara Cash with 38 each. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Virginia S immons, 3-feet-4-inches; No. 4, Betty Billau, 3-feet-5-inches; and No. 8, Doris Weeks, 10-feet-8-inches.Placid LakesThe Mens Association played a Two-Man, Best Balls Scramble event last Wednesday, Jan. 25. Winning first place were Ken B urnette and Larry Kress with 64.2; second place, Frank Fisher and Jim H ays with 64.4; and third place, Darrell G ardner and David Moiles with 66.2. The Mens Association played a One Best Ball Front, Two Best Balls Back event last Tuesday, Jan. 24. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Von Lacy, Linda Archambault and Janice Geiger; Bobbie Miller, Pat Haas and Dee Dee Harstine with minus-13 each. Third place, Sue Mackey, Andrea Burdick, Barb Moriarity and Helen Hunter with minus-9. Closest to the pin: No. 13, Karen Wallin, 15-feet-2-inches.River GreensThe Golfettes played a Flighted Tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 31, and saw Anne Kelly win the first flight Low Gross, while Dianne Stoddart had Low Net for the flight. The Second Flight Low Gross went to Peggy Wehunt with Pat Kincer taking Low Net. Jeannine Persails had Low Gross for the Third Flight, with Babe McDonald and Donna Johnson tying for Low Net. Fourth Flight Low Gross honors went to Kay Conkle and Sally Sworak had Low Net. The Morrison Group played a 4, 3, 2 Repeat event on Tuesday, Jan. 31. T he team of Gil Heier, Bill Mountford, Harold Plagens and Clark Austin came out on top with a -40, while Don McDonald, Bob Stevens, Dick Garceau and Leo Persails were s econd at -38. Keith Kincer, Fred Evans, Butch Smith and Ken Brunswick were third at -34. The Morrison Group hit the course Monday, Jan. 30, for a Pro-Am Points event. Frank Conroy, Fred Evans, Al Farrell and Gil Heier came in with +19, to edge out the +18 brought in by Clark Austin, Bob Streeter, Tim Thomas andG ordon Clauws. The Limited Group played Team and I ndividual Pro-Am Points on Monday, Jan. 30. Denny Yockey, John Hierhaltzer, Berk Hyde and Carolyn Hyde totaled +12 for the team win, with Ed and Judy Ward, Dennis and Sherry Delisle takings econd with +9. Individually, Dennis Delisle had a +6 1/2 for first, Yockey had +6 for second and Carolyn Hyde and F. Charlier tied for third with +4 apiece. A Mens Day event was played on Saturday, Jan. 28, and saw Bill M ountford, Russ Rudd, Butch Smith and Leo Persails take first with -43. Bill Roberts, Len Westdale, Tom M orway and Tim Thomas were second at -35, with Ken Koon, Joe Craig, BobW olf and Don McDonald third at -34. Lefty St. Pierre, Fred Evans, Bob Stevens and Frank Conroy were fourth a t -31. Getting closest to the pin were T. Smutnick getting to 12-feet, 4-inchesf rom No. 3, Leo Persails getting to 9feet, 2-inches from No. 5, Russ Rudd hitting to within 4-feet, 10-inches from No. 12 and Harold Plagens to 5-feet, 2inches from No. 17. A Ladies Pro-Am was played on Thursday, Jan. 26, with Dianne Stoddart, Peggy Wehunt, Kay Conkle and Gerrie Leslie totaling +8 1/2 for the win. Betty Leblanc, Anne Purcell, Janet R egan and Babe McDonald were second at +6 while Carol Roy, Jeannine Persails, Anne Kelly and Linda Therrienw ere third at +4 1/2. Leslie won, individually, with +7, Therrien was next at +6 1/2, Wehunt third at +4 1/2 and Betty Wallace was fourth at +4. The Morrison Group teed it up on Thursday, Jan. 26, and had Kenny Brunswick, Tim Thomas, Joe Graf andL eo Persails take first with -40. Len Westdale, Jim Cercy, Don McDonald and Wayne Carlin were second at -35, with Ray Delsasso, Frank Conroy, Ken Koon and Lefty St. Pierre third at -30. Romy Febre, Keith Kincer, Paul Johnson and Fred Evans were fourth at -29. A Mens Pro-Am was played on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Leo Persails, Gordon Clauws, Al Farrell and Lefty St. Pierre won with a +7 and Clark Austin, Larry Roy, Keith Kincer and Gil Heier were second at +6. F rank Conroy, Bob Wolf, Fred Evans and Terry Lewis tied for third at +2 with John Yoder, Tim Thomas, Johnny Wehunt and Dave Stoddart. Individually, J.R. Messier won A flight with +8 1/2, with Romy Febre second at +3 1/2. B Flight went to Frank Controys +3, with Vince Boever second at +1 1/2. C Flight was won by Gil Heiers +6 1/2, with Leo Persails second at +4 and Lefty St. Pierre won D Flight with +4, over John Yoders +3 1/2 for second. The Golfettes took to the course on Tuesday, Jan. 24, wth Peggy Wehunt, Pat Kincer, Betty Wallace and Peggy Nicholson taking first with a -25. Linda Therrien, Fran Neil, Pat Gower and Lucy Roberts were second at -19, with Laura Smutnick, Jeannine Persails and Patti Wedge third at -17. The Morrison Group played a round on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Bob Stevens, Gordon Clauws, Cliff Steele and Frank Conroy took first with -28, three ahead of the -25 brought in by Jim Cercy, Kenny Brunswick, Bob W olf and Len Westdale.S pringLakeOn Tuesday, Jan. 31, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association conducted a Four Man Team (ABCD players which the Best 2 Balls (net of handicap) on the Front Nine and the Best 3 Balls on the Back Nine made up the score. This was played on the Panther Creek course, which has three new or reconfigured holes. The winning team was made up of Gerry Esty, Dale Stevens, John Schroeder and a Blind. They got first place with a score of 160 strokes. Taking second place with 161 net strokes was Bill Lawens, Kirby Gann, Will David and a Blind. Third place, at 163 strokes, went to the team of Charlie Scoven, John Delaney, Leon Van and Bob Berg. Coming in fourth place was Jan Hard, Wayne Nelson, Larry Meisner and Vern Hoffman with 165 strokes. With the course in great shape and the beautiful weather, the golfing was really fun. By MARK LONG Associated PressGAINESVILLE Florida coach Will Muschamp said all last season that for the Gators to challenge for the Southeastern Conference title they needed to upgrade both lines of scrimmage. He moved closer to getting it done Wednesday. Muschamps second recruiting class included eight defensive linemen and the top-rated offensive tackle in the country. The Gators, however, finished with just eight offensive players. The 23-player class, ranked fourth by ESPNU, could improve if receiver Stefon Diggs ends up in Gainesville. The 6-foot-1 wideout from Olney., Md., will announce his decision Feb. 10. Muschamp wanted to sign more, but he lost out on four players on national signing day. Receiver Nelson Agholor picked Florida State, cornerback Tracy Howard selected Miami, defensive end Leonard Williams chose Southern Cal and offensive lineman Avery Young preferred Auburn. Florida signs 23 players to letters of intent Howard picks Miami, giving Canes class a boost The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K By BRENTKALLESTAD Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida State literally went heavy on defense in another highly ranked recruiting class pulled in by coach Jimbo Fisher and his staff. The Seminoles landed two of the nations topranked defensive linemen Wednesday in 290-pound defensive end Mario Edwards, Jr., and 310pound defensive tackle Eddie Goldman. The hard thing to find is big, athletic people, Fisher said. The bigger and the more athletic they are the better off you are as a football team. Edwards, who played for Ryan High School in Denton, Texas, hopes to wear the uniform no. 15 worn at Florida State in the 1990s by his father. The 6-4 Edwards was named national defensive player of the year by USA Today. The recruits are being counted on to strengthen a Seminole defense that was among the nations best in 2011. They also picked up the countrys fastest prep player in receiver Marvin Bracy, who recorded the fastest 55 meters time in the world last month when he was clocked at 6.08 seconds. The Orlando two-sport star would miss the beginning of Florida States fall practice if he qualifies for the U.S. Olympic team this summer. They signed 10 mo re Wednesday in a group that also includes linebackers Markuss Eligwe and Reggie Northrup and defensive backs Colin Blake, Ronald Darby and P.J. Williams. Other Seminole signe es include quarterback Sean McGuire from Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, NJ and tight end Christo Kourtzidis from Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif. By CHRIS JENKINS Associated PressMILWAUKEE Brandon Jennings scored 31 points, including three 3-pointers in a critical stretch of the fourth quarter, and Milwaukee beat Miami 105-97 on Wednesday night for the Buckssecond win over the Heat this season. Jennings also had eight assists while Drew Gooden added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks, who have won three straight. LeBron James scored a season-high 40 points, including a highlight-reel windmill dunk at the end of his huge first quarter. James had 24 points in the first quarter, the most points any player has scored in a quarter this season, according to STATS LLC. Dwyane Wade added 23 points for the Heat, but it wasnt enough to beat a Bucks team that also recently knocked off the Los Angeles Lakers. Bucks fans chanted overrated in the final minutes of the game. Milwaukee trailed 60-47 at the half but closed the gap in the third quarter. Jennings3-pointer cut Miamis lead to 62-60 with 8:25 left in the third, and the Heat went into the fourth with a 79-76 lead. Ersan Ilyasova converted a three-point play to tie the score at the start of the fourth, and Jennings hit a running layup to give the Bucks an 81-79 lead with 11:06 left. Milwaukees fourth-quarter run continued, and the Bucks led 87-82 when Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored inside. The Heat than drew a shotclock violation with the ball in Jameshands, and Jennings hit a 3-pointer on the other end to give Milwaukee a 90-82 lead with 6:40 to go. After a pair of free throws by Gooden, Wade missed a contested layup, and Jennings hit another 3-pointer. James missed a long jumper and Jennings drilled yet another 3, giving the Bucks a 98-82 lead. With Milwaukee later leading 101-92, James was called for traveling in transition with just over two minutes left. The Bucks beat the Heat 91-82 in Miami on Jan. 22, Miamis lowest scoring output of the season. But the Heat didnt have Dwyane Wade for that game because of a sprained right ankle, and the Bucks did have Andrew Bogut. Now Wade is back, and Bogut will be out until at least late March with a left ankle fracture. Milwaukee has played well without Bogut, the No. 1 pick in the 2005 draft. Coming into Wednesdays game, Milwaukee had won three of its last four including a home win over the Lakers last Saturday. Wednesdays game had all the makings of a Heat blowout early on, thanks to James. Already off to a sizzling start, James finished the first quarter in memorable fashion. With under a minute left in the quarter, he took the ball away from Milwaukees Beno Udrih, took a couple of steps and finished with a powerful windmill dunk with 32.9 seconds left. As if that wasnt enough, James then hit a 3 with 2.2 seconds left in the quarter. Jameshuge dunk drew a gasp, then a roar from the crowd. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, February 3, 2012w ww.newssun.com HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 1 1 3 3 ROAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 2/3,10,17,24; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 9 9 exactly stop Riley, who scored a game-high 25, the Dragon defense held the rest of the team to just 12. It was a defense that created turnovers throughout the evening, leading to easy, breakout scores. Often times with point guard Alex Coyne poking at a dribble from behind then releasing for a lofted pass and fast break. Six Coyne points, in fact, helped carry Lake Placid during an early dry patch, which saw DeSoto hanging in thered own just 12-9 late in the f irst. But Kunshe Wilson worked inside for two, Jamacia Gayle took a no-look pass from Coyne for a score in the paint and Coyne finished the run with a drive fora more comfortable 18-9 lead a fter one. The lead was made even more comfortable with 10 straight Dragon points to start the second, starting with one of those Coyne pokeand-release fast breaks, followed by another that lead to a Wilson score. Wilson got a more traditional assist from Coyne on her next score before Bria Wilson hit a jumper in thel ane and Gayle took a Coyne feed and popped it in from 10-feet. The Bulldogs would halt t he run with a Riley bucket and free throw, though R aveen Gobourne answered with a score inside. A nother Riley free throw was answered with a Kunshe W ilson score and after Dennis drove to two, Gayle put back an offensive rebound to make it a 34-15 game at the half. It was a little sloppy early on and I think a little bit of nerves were a factor, coach Coyne said. But the girls responded. They certainly did, though DeSoto made things a bit interesting in the opening minutes of the third. Dennis hit a long two and Riley scored to answer scores from Gayle and Coyne. Bianca Robinson then hit a three-pointer, but Gayle and Wilson each scored before Riley got inside for two. But then Coyne took over for a personal six-point run. She followed a baseline floater with consecutive steals and lay-ins, then Gaylef ollowed suit with her own steal and drive. By the time Riley scored again, on a put-back, the q uarter was coming to an end and the lead stood at 50-26. A rnetia Gobourne and S hativia Clarke sandwiched a Coyne free throw with baskets to start the fourth and soon it was time to empty the benches for the final minutes of the win. The Dragons were lead by Coynes 20 points, with Kunshe Wilson adding 14 and Gayle 12. eve been balanced like that all season, with no one person having to shoulder the scoring load, coach Coyne said. We just go to where the mismatches are, we find the open girl. The point guards job is to be the floor general and Alex did a good job of that tonight. And so Friday nights championship game will be an all-county affair, with a much anticipated rematch with Avon Park. The Lady Devils made a valiant comeback to take thef irst meeting by a 52-50 score before the Dragons w on the second contest going away, 54-30. I knew early in the season that they had it in them. It w as just a matter of them buying in, coach Coyne s aid. They bought in and here we are. It will be a good g ame Friday and we feel good. We see were a secondhalf team and even if were down at half, its almost like weve got them where we want them. By reaching the title game, both teams are qualified for the state playoffs, with the winner getting a first-round home game while the losing team has to hit the road. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Kunshe Wilson leans in to hit this jumper for two of her 1 4 points Tuesday night. LP to face AP in district showdown Special to the News-Sun LAKE PLACID In Lake Placid senior softball, Central Security, after losing three of their first four games by one run, has won four in a row to tie Yates Insurance for the league lead. On Monday, Jan. 30, Security bested Lockhart Service Center 21-10. Glenn Minich and Duke Hensley (home runh ad four hits, with winning p itcher Victor Rodriguez, Bill Destefano, Fred Moore, Dana Hurlbut (triple Drew Whittaker getting three hits each. For Lockhart, the Three Hit Club included Paul Stephenson (double T om Ashley. Seminole Tire rallied for four runs in the last inning to topple Yates Insurance 24-23 in a see-saw game that saw five lead changes. Dick Cook paced the Noles with five hits, while Manager Jim Guild (double and Rick Marshall (two doubles) had four hits each. Guild, just back from hip replacement surgery, had the walk-off game winning hit. Manager Doran Quigg led Yates with four hits. Jeff Stanley smashed a long triple off the fence and five other Yates players had three hits each. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Central Security (5-3s quared off against Yates I nsurance (5-3 them for the league lead with a 23-17 win. The balanced Central attack had nine players with three hits each. Duke Hensley again homered, and Dana Hurlbut m ade a basket catch on the last play to seal the win. For Yates, Joe Hedges had four hits (two triples Jeff Stanley smashed a bases-loaded triple. Stanley missed a grand slam homer by a half-step on a good relay to the plate by the Central defense. Cliff Bluml, Ed Engler (doubled Gary Pixley had three hits each. Lockhart Service (3-5) staged a furious six-run rally in the last inning to upend Seminole Tire (3-5) 23-22. Bill Gallagher led Lockhart with five hits (three doubles, home run J oe Alvino had four hits ( three doubles, triple) including the game-winning, walk-off hit. Paul Brand (three doubles) had four hits as did Howard Carney, who scored the winning run. Ian McCuaig added a r ound-tripper. For Seminole Tire (3-5 Hugh Grimaldi led the way with four hits. The Three Hit Club included Chet Johnson, Larry Oser, Jim Guild and Chuck OHara. Central Security makes it four in a row Special to the News-SunS EBRING More than 400 cars are expected in this w eekend for the 2012 edition of the 48-Hours at S ebring. Many of the competitors r olled into town Wednesday at the Sebring International Raceway for the largest single gathering of Porsche cars in North America. Drivers from all over the United States and some from overseas come to Sebring with Porsches ranging from Porsche Cup cars to simple street models l ooking to run to the front of the pack. R ace teams generally are part of the action, with such w ell-known names as KellyMoss, The Racers Group a nd Orbit dotting the paddock with their operations. In fact, in 2008, there were over 100 factory-prepared racers at Sebring. It was the single largest collection of Porsche Cup cars in the world at the time. Competitors come in all skill levels, some running against each other, while s ome battle the clock in autocross affairs. I s a natural for Porsche to come to Sebring. T he marque holds more single records at Sebring t han any other manufacturer including the longest overall winning streak. The event will be open for $10 per day with tickets available at the gate. There will be no overnight camping and no paddock access for spectators. 48 Hours at SIR Bucks beat Heat again Fla. 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C M Y K For many sports enthusiasts, making contact is whatr eal competition is all about. Youth football is an integral p art of American culture and the Super Bowl is the most watched annual event on tel-e vision. Soccer, which fills huge stadiums the world over, is among the most popu lar youth sports in the United States. Other contact s ports like lacrosse, from Native American tradition and British Rugby have become popular as well. All these sports require m iles of running with quick stops and starts per game. Competition is usually on grass fields, which give so players may change direction quickly. It also provides a soft landing surface on w hich to crash. Injuries are inevitable in c ontact sports. The lower extremities an athletes steering, accelerator and braking systems are particularly susceptible. Butw ith proper conditioning, equipment and technique, competitors in contact sports have successful, healthy playing sessions. P odiatric physicians, specialists in care of the lower extremity, not only treat athletes injuries and get them back into competition as soon and as safely possible, but also helps athletes get into a condition that minimizes their risk of injury to the foot and ankle.Preventing overuse injuriesThe time a football, soccer or lacrosse player spends in an actual game represents only a tiny fraction of time spent in practice, conditioning for competition. Practice involves hours of running, repetitive drills and scrimmages every day. While conditioning exercises in practice will strengthen and improve flexibility in the lower extremity, the repeated stress of practice may bring on chronic or overuse injuries. These injuries can nag at a player and hamper, if not end, a session of competition. Overuse injuries also come from faulty biomechanics of the feet how the lower extremity physically adjusts to the ground. If an athlete has flat feet, which tend to pronate (out-toe sively high arches, which often supinate (in-toe extensive running and cutting can produce chronicallystrained ankles. Before taking the practice field, its wise to be examined by a podiatric physician specializing in sports medicine, who will identify any biomechanical abnormalities thati ncrease the chance of injury. The podiat rist may recommend specific exercises to strengthena nd improve flexibiilty of the foot and ankle, or recomm end taping or padding of the foot o r ankle before practice and competition. Apodiatrist may also prescribe orthoses, customized shoe inserts that correct biome-c hanical problems by re-distributing the bodys weight. Podiatric physicians say proper stretching and warmup before and after home workouts, practice and before games go far to prevent over-u se injuries to the supporting structures of the lower e xtremity.Warm-up and cooldown exercises should take five to 10 minutes and should be conducted in a stretch/hold/relax patt ern, without any bouncing or pulling. When muscles are properly warmed up, the strain on muscles, tendons and joints is reduced.Crashes, bumps and bruises Football players, who today more than ever combine size with speed, experience high-impact collision on virtually every play. Lacrosse players check much like hockey players, but wear thin pads on the arms and shoulders. Rugby players wear no padding at all. Though technically soccer is not a contact sport, players of any age will tell you that high-speed collisions, kicks in the shin and body contact happens all the time. The foot and ankle bear the brunt of the crashes, bumps and bruises of contact sports. Feet get stepped on, kicked, jammed, twisted and cut. Quick changes in direction and hard tackling can lead to sprains and fractures of the ankle. Impact or trauma injuries are more serious than overuse injuries and require recovery time away from the practice and gamef ield. Immediate treatment should i nclude the RICE formula: Rest, Ice, Compression andE levation. Trauma injuries should always be t reated by a medical professional, such a s a podiatrist and be fully healed before returning to the field. Players who lie about how an injury feels, or take pain killers to playt hrough a trauma injury, are not helping their team by doing so, but rather putting themselves in danger of aggravated or permanent injury.FootwearCleats are the footwear of choice for all contact sports down to the youth leagues.C leats are generally safe for young ankles, say podiatrists. Cleats should be light, flexible and always fit properly. Uppers should be supple (noh and-me-downs please) and there should be at least a fingers width separating the tip of the big toe and the end of the shoe. Laces should be tight. When shopping for cleats, wear the same style of socks you intend to wear in competition. Shop in the afternoon, when the feet are naturally slightly swollen. Investing in proper footwear for a young athlete is much less expensive than medical treatment later.Injuries and treatmentsKeeping the lower extremity healthy is so important to an athlete that most all professional football and soccer teams have a team podiatrist and treats minor problems like corns, calluses and blisters and major things like fractures and dislocations. The following are the most common injuries suffered in contact sports: Ankle sprains Making contact on a firmly planted ankle can forcibly invert the joint and damage ligaments,r esulting in a sprain. Immediate treatment, using t he RICE formula to reduce swelling is important to quick healing. Any spraint hat doesnt show improvement in three days should be checked by a podiatric or f amily physician. Fractures Fractures are m ore serious injuries that require immediate medical attention. Casting and sometimes surgery is required to immobilize fractures and setb reaks. Requiring 10-12 weeks for rehabilitation, a fracture or a break essentially ends a season of competition in any contact sport. Stress fractures There are two distinct kinds of frac-t ures that require vastly different treatments. Stress fract ures are incomplete cracks in bone caused by overuse. Stress fractures heal with compete rest. Extra padding in shoes helps prevent them. T urf toes Turf toe is a painful jam or hyperextension of the big toe. The condition is more common on artificial turf, but can happeno n grass as well. Immediate treatment includes the RICE regimen and wearing a stiffer shoe prevents aggravation of the injury. Splinting the toe or special orthoses can also help. Contact Sports Tips: 1. Pay attention to injury. Dont play hurt. 2. Dont let children use running shoes for contact sports. Wear sportspecific shoes. 3. Warm up properly. Condition yourself safely in the off season. Dr. Joni Jones is a podiatrist in Sebring who can be reached at 382-3228, stop by her office at 206 West Center Avenue, Sebring or mail to P.O. Box 1719, Sebring, FL 338711719. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 3, 2012Page 5B LAMPE & KEIFFER; 3.639"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 2 2 5 5 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 4 4 HEALTHYLIVING Contact sports and your feet Metro Services Contact sports like football can put feet at risk, but there are ways to be safe. Foot Care Dr. Joni Jones Stroke and osteoporosis screenings coming to SebringSEBRING Residents l iving in and around the Sebring, Florida community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone frac-t ure. Emmanuel United Church of Christ will host Life Line Screening on Feb. 29 at 3115 Hope Street in Sebring. F our key points every person needs to know: Stroke is the third l eading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent w arning signs prior to their stroke Preventive ultras ound screenings can help you avoid a stroke Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient Screenings identify potential cardiovascularc onditions such as blocked arteries and irregu lar heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteriesi n the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart d isease. Abone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also o ffered and is appropriate for both men and women. Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to com-p lete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877237-1287 or visit ourw ebsite at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-regist ration is required.Special meeting for Low Vision Information GroupSEBRINNG Aspec ial meeting has been arranged for the Low Vision Information Group to meet on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at noon at St. JohnU nited Methodist Church on Grand Prix Drive in Sebring in their Education Building. Featured speaker is Dr. Sonya Braudway, a low vision specialist from the Center for Retina and Macular Diseases. Dr. Braudways topic will be Whats in your pocket? Portable Low Vision Aides for the Visually Impaired. Assistive devices come in many forms. Some are more appropriate for use at home, and some are useful for visual tasks away from home. From reading labels and price tags in the store, to seeing flight departure gates at the airport, there are many visual challenges outside the home environment that can be addressed with specific low vision aides. This presentation will review traditional approaches and new low vision equipment for people on the go. There will be time for questions and answers after the lecture. This information group is hosted by Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. If you would like to be on our post-card list for announcements, or for any other information, please call H.A.L.L.O. at 385-1196, email: halloinc@embarqmail.com or write: H.A.L.L.O., P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872. Also join them on FaceBook at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. Snapshots Continued on page 6B MIAMI (APAcombination of tough new laws and a high-profile crackdown is chipping away atF loridas dubious distinction as the nations leading illicit source of powerful prescription painkillers for drug addicts and dealers, federal and state officialss aid Wednesday. New U.S. Drug E nforcement Administration figures show that the number of oxycodone pillsp urchased by Florida doctors dropped 97 percent f rom 2010 to 2011, mainly due to a state law that took effect July 1 banning clinics and doctors from dispensing them. Y et the DEAnumbers also show a 14 percent d rop in Florida pharmacy purchases of oxycodone over the same time period,e ven counting a small increase in the first three m onths of 2011. The decline at pharmacies coincided with the take-d own in February of a network of Broward Countybased pill mills that u sed some 1,600 Internet sites to attract thousands of a ddicts and drug dealers. About 85 people, including at least 13 doctors, have been arrested in South Florida over the pasty ear on pill mill-related charges, according to federal prosecutors. U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said Wednesday at a prescription pill abuse summit in Lexington, Ky., thatf ewer people are coming from out of state to Florida t o buy painkillers. Im hoping to dry up this pipeline that we have between South Florida and Kentucky and Tennesseea nd Ohio, Ferrer said. ere not going to let up. Floridas efforts were further bolstered when thes tate last year finally launched a prescription drug monitoring program aimed at curbing doctorshopping and tracking physicians who prescribe unusually large amounts of oxycodone and other painkillers. The program had to overcome opposition from Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who questioned it as an intrusion into privacy and possibly ineffective. Taken together, the actions sent a clear message to others that the diversion of (legal maceutical painkillers would not be tolerated said Mark R. Trouville, chief of the Miami DEA office. These statistics indicate that the message has been delivered. DEA: sharp d rop in o xycodone purchases


C M Y K DearPharmacist: Youve s aid that stress causes higher levels of the hormone cortisol and that causes weight gain and disease. I have lost my home and dealing witht he emotional fall out and the anguish of scaling down and moving. How can I control cortisol as I deal with this grief? My good health is all I have left. M.L., Palm Beach Answer: Sorry about your loss. Cortisol is produced by your adrenal glands and helps regulate the speed at which you turn food into fuel, and hence your blood sugar levels; it supports immune function and bone health. Its not a bad guy unless it gets too high, or flat-lines after prolonged periods of stress. Stress is by far the number one reason that cortisol levels become elevated. Excessive amounts cause you to hold weight in your mid-section (think belly fat High cortisol means more infections and higher incidence of hypertension, osteoporosis (brittle bones reflux, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and stroke. Stress can make you terribly sick by upping your cortisol hormone. Conventional medicines answer is usually a benzodiazepine-type of tranquilizer such as Xanax, Valium or Ativan which provides a quick fix. Supplements help you with the stress response better because they dont cause addiction, and they can lower cortisol, unlike drugs. Reducing cortisol is good for your waist line. Even if you cant eliminate stress, and have to go through it, you can still improve your bodys response to the stress. This is important. Make the word adaptogen your best friend because adaptogenic herbs are your best solution to stress. Four of my favorite are ashwagandha, ginseng, rhodiola and gotu kola. Well-designed scientific studies have revealed undeniable stress-relieving qualities. You should not need all four, just pick one to try based on its other properties and potential side effects. Ask your doctor if its right for you before buying them at the health food store. Google these herbs to learn about them. Its okay to switch them out every few months. Adaptogens often take a few weeks to begin working. Ashwagandha improves endurance, provides instant calm, fights fatigue, reduces inflammation and enhances sex drive. Panax ginseng also enhances sex drive, while improving energy levels, mental focus and wellb eing. Rhodiola, which thrives in freezing cold Siberia, improves stamina, cognitive function, melancholy and ability to cope.G otu kola herb offers a mild, relaxing sense of virtual euphoria. Take Gota kola when you need it to kick back and relax, the way you might enjoy a glass of wine. Speaking of alcohol, this may be an effective stress-reducer but its going to make a mess of your cortisol over time. Id prefer you drink green tea, in most people that provides instant calm. Treat yourself to massage. In 2005 University of Miami researchers reviewed some scientific studies and found that a single massage can reduce cortisol levels by an amazing 31 percent! Yoga is another way to find peace and calm. More meditation means less medication. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, February 3, 2012www.newssun.com APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 2/3,10,17,24; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 2 2 6 6 BEST HEARING CENTER; 5.542"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 2 2 7 7 GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 3 3 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 8 8 HEALTHYLIVING Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands County Parkinsons Support Group invites everyone to attend a free luncheon lecture by renowned Neurologist Dr.B runo Gallo from the University of Miami. An invited guest of Sebring neurologist Dr. Bridgial Ramkisson, Dr. Gallo works closely with the National ParkinsonF oundation and specializes in deep brain stimulation and post-operative programming to benefit patients suffering from Parkinson disease,e ssential tremors and dystonia. He is currently the Director of Intra-Operative Monitoring for Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Assistant Professor of Neurology with University ofM iami and recipient of the Peritz Scheinberg Clinical Neurology Award. The lunch will begin at 12 p.m. and the lecture at 1 p.m.,o n Monday, Feb. 13, at Sebrings First Baptist Church fellowship hall, at the corner of Lemon and Pine Streets. Reservations are required for lunch by Monday. Call 453-6589. T he Highlands County Parkinsons Support Group normally meets the second Monday monthly, from September through May att his location. They urge all Parkinsons patients, families, friends and care team members to attend their meetings and learn more about the disease. Parkinsons Disease, k nown as PD, is a progressive brain disorder. PD occurs when certain nerve cells (neurons the brain die or becomei mpaired and leads to a loss of dopamine-providing nerve cells. The signs and symptoms of PD are: Tremors, slowness of movement, rigidity and difficulty with balance. O ther signs include: Small cramped handwriting, stiff facial expressions, shuffling walk, muffled speech and depression. P D is not contagious and is not hereditary, but occurs more in some families. To learn more, visit www.Parkinson.org. Parkinsons Group hosts renowned neurologist Elder Affairs SHINE Program seeks volunteersTAMPA The Florida D epartment of Elder Affairs, along with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, invites y ou to join the award-winn ing SHINE team of volunteers. This program helps elders make informed decisions about Medicare, health insurance and prescription drug plans. S HINE volunteers prov ide individual counseling and assistance to elders and t heir caregivers about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare plan choices, long-term care planning and prescription discount drugp rograms. Volunteers may also m ake educational presentat ions to community groups and participate in local health fairs, senior fairs and other outreach and educational events. If you would like additional information about this exciting opportunity and would like to become aS HINE volunteer in H illsborough, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee and Polk Counties, please call the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at 813-740-3888, ext. 5593.Elder Helpline availableT he West Central Florida Area Agency on Agings Elder Helpline offers support for the growing numbers of caregivers and their aging parents. T he Elder Helpline provides information for older adults and their caregivers by helping callers make informed decisions about available assistance. It is the starting point in getting connected with programs or services that can meet the needs of the older adult or caregiver. For more information, please contact (800 96Elder or (800 or www.AgingFlorida.com/.Get help with your Medicare costsS HINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) volunteer counselors fromt he West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging are a vailable to help Medicare beneficiaries learn if they qualify for additional benefits. If they are eligible, SHINE volunteers can pro-v ide application assistance. If you or someone you k now needs help with your Medicare costs, you can call 1-800-96-ELDER or 1-8 00-963-5337 and speak with a SHINE counselor M ore than 86,500 Medicare beneficiaries in Florida are likely eligiblef or, but are not enrolled in a program called Extra Help. This program offers qualif ied beneficiaries assistance with their Part D (prescript ion drug plan) costs. In addition, many individuals may qualify for assistance paying their Part B premiums. Many of those whon eed help the most dont know about these valuable benefits and how SHINE can help. SHINE provides educational materials and free unbiased insurance counsel-i ng to Florida elders, caregivers and family members. O ur goal is to help elders understand and receive the health insurance coverage they need through Medicare, Medicaid,P rescription Assistance, Long-Term Care Planning and Insurance and other health care issues. The program is operated by theF lorida Department of Elder Affairs and the states 11 Are Agencies on Aging. Locally, its operated by the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging. If youd like more information and assistance, call the toll-free Elder Helpline at 1-800963-5337.SNAP help availableAttention citizens who are 60 years of age or older: Are you having trouble making ends meet? Could you use a little help with your grocery bill? Do you live in Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk, Highlands or HardeeC ounty? If so, the Supplemental Nutrition AssistanceP rogram (formerly known as Food Stamps) may be able to help you pay for some of your groceries. The West Central FloridaA rea Agency on Agings Aging Resource Center ha s a team of specialists who c an help you complete your Supplemental NutritionA ssistance application over t he phone. If you would like assistance in applying for theS upplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, call 800-96ELDER or 800-9635337.Outreach scheduleAce Homecare will host the following community outreach events Feb. 3: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Sebring Village,S chumacher Road, Sebring; 10 a.m., Health Fair,H ighlands Village, Villa R oad, Sebring Feb. 6: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Brookside Bluffs, S.R. 1 7, Zolfo Springs; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Chatham Pointe, Stenstom Road, Wauchula; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group Crown Pointe assisted living community, Sun n Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Feb. 7: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Sebring Bluffs, U.S. 27, Sebring; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Fair Havens, Apartments, Spinks Road, S ebring; 1 p.m., Health F air, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27 Sebring. Feb. 8: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Neiberts, U.S. 98, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Palm Estates, U.S. 98, Lorida Feb. 9: 8 a.m., Doctors Panel, Tanglewood, U.S. 27, Sebring; 10 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road, Sebring. Continued from page 5B Snapshots Fight belly fat with adaptogens Metro Services S tress can up cortisol levels, which can lead to a wider waistline. Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 3, 2012Page 7B RELIGION I am rather old-fashioned in some areas of my life, which I do not intend to upgrade to current standards.I do not believe in changing s omething unless it really needs to be changed. Acrazy phobia is going around these days suggesting that if something is old, it must not bea ny good and if it is new, it must be good. I think old Solomon was right when he said, there is no new thing under the sun.( Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV). So, I am never intimidated by some new gizmo or gadg-e t that comes down the line. One of the things I have no intention of upgrading is int he area of giving credit. I believe in giving credit w here credit is due. After all, I need all the credit I can get these days. I f somebody does something that blesses me, I am b eholden to give them their due credit. I am under the opinion that if I give enough people enough credit that one day I just may be able toc ash in. This all came to me this p ast week when I had my visit to the dentist. I make it a rule that once a decade to v isit my dentist whether I need to or not. The thing that s purred my visit to the dentist this time was one of my fillings had fallen out. A ctually, I am assuming it fell out because where it used to be was a hole in my tooth. Upon pondering the situation to its logical con-c lusion, I must have eaten my filling. This dental hygienic situation brought me to my latest visit with my dentalh ygienist. While I was there, I thought I would save time, i f not money, and have my teeth cleaned. Every decadeI like to have my teeth cleaned. According to my dentists records, the last time I had my teeth cleaned was 13 years ago. So, it ist ime. Because it was so long since my last visit with the dentist, he insisted on taking pictures of all my teeth. I h ope to get copies so I can post it on my Facebook. After all, what would my Facebook be without pictures of teeth? I had forgotten the whole procedure of dental photography. It took an entire hour to photograph all my teeth one at a time. During thes ixty minutes of my photography shoot, I had to keep my mouth open. I have neverh ad my mouth open for so long in all my life. After this, I have a new a ppreciation for women. How they keep their mouth o pen for so long is one of those mysteries husbands will never be able to unrav-e l. The upshot of my visit w ith the dentist was I had a clean bill of health regarding my teeth and gums. I must have been doing something right to have such healthyt eeth and gums for a person my age. W hen the dentist said a person my age, I was not sure if he was insulting meo r congratulating me for good health. Being the gent leman that I am, I took the latter. I don't know what you're d oing, the dentist said cheerfully as I left his office, just keep it up. With that, I left the dentist office. I thought a lot about what h e said and I have come to a major conclusion. I like giving credit where credit is due, so I had to think long and hard about whom toc redit for my good dental health. C ertainly, I could congratulate the Gracious Mistresso f the Parsonage on her superb dietary work in the kitchen. Without doubt, it pays to eat the right food if you are going to have goodh ealth. But I think it goes much further than this. What am I doing to credit such a good dental health report? T hen it came to me. Have you ever given serious thought about something for so long, you seem to be getting nowhere, and then a ll of a sudden, it hits you? I know what I can credit my excellent dental health. Apple Fritters. That is right. The reason I have good teetha nd good gums is because of a consistent diet of Apple Fritters. After all, everybody knows the main ingredient of an Apple Fritter is an Apple.T here is nothing better for a person than an Apple. Where the Fritter comes in i s very simple. The Fritter part of an Apple Fritter is the means by which my bodyc an assimilate the nutritional aspects of the Apple. The F ritter facilitates the good parts of the Apple to every part of my body. T herefore, with a deep sense of humility and gratef ulness, I credit my dental health to the regular consumption of Apple Fritters. Afriend of mine recently suggested that I might bea ddicted to Apple Fritters, but I kindly remonstrated h im by explaining I am addicted to good dental health. M y spiritual health is a different matter. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you f aultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion andp ower, both now and for ever. Amen (Jude 1:24-25 KJV). God gets all the credit in my life for my spiritualh ealth now and forever. The Rev. James L. Snyder is past or of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in SilverS prings Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyd er2@att.net. The church web site is whatafellowship.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Giving credit where its due Guest Column Rev. James L. Snyder Tommy Brandt sings at Leisure LakesLAKE PLACID Highlands Countys own Nashville recording star Tommy Brandt will be in concert at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Leisure Lake Baptist Church. Brandt has delighted groups across America with his country gospel music. Called by many the heart and voice of todays Christian Country Music, Brandt has been awarded the 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 Male Vocalist of the Year in Inspirational Country Music. He has had 11 Number 1 songs on the music charts and has performed on some of the largest stages and churches around the country. The church is at the western end of Lake June. From U.S. 27 take Lake June Road to Miller, turning north on Wildflower. For further information contact the church office at 699-0671.Hymn fest tells story of Prayer GardenLAKE PLACID A delightful selection of arrangements from the First Presbyterian Church music department will be presented in a hymn fest, In the Garden. The hymn fest will bell the story of how the churchs prayer garden came to be. The hymn fest will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 with sweets served in the garden at 3:30 p.m. Featured artists will include The Worship Singers, First Kids, GospelHeirs, Praise Team leaders Tim and Barbara Sewell, organists Mary Karlson, Joshua Klatt and Joy Toll Chandler, as well as the First Presbyterian Church Orchestra and congregational singing. The church is at 117 N. Oak Ave. Call 465-2742 for more details.Mark will speak at Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID Eastside Christian Church will host Timothy Mark at 6;30 p.m. Wednesday. As a singer, songwriter, author, and conference speaker, Mark has ministered across the United States since 1988. He has been involved in ministry on five continents and enjoys an outstanding reputation for ministry. The live event will feature a number of new songs from his new CD, What I Believe. There will be something for everyone. Plan now to attend this special event.Paul Todd in concert Feb. 10SEBRING Paul Todd Concert will be at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at Faith Lutheran Church. Todd is most famous for his unique c oncerts. The experience of a Paul Todd concert is totally different from anything anyone has ever seen before. Although Todd is first and foremost a Christian artist, his concerts also include original, classical, popular and Broadway selections. Todd accompanies himself by playing six keyboards simultaneously. His fingers and feet move at lightningfast speed, which the audience can see on a large mirror set up behind the keyboards. Known also for his smooth and powerful vocals, he combines talent with a sparkling wit to help make his concerts an unforgettable family night out. Tickets available for only $10 per person; children 12 and under are free. Purchase your tickets in the church office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Faiths Closet Tuesday through Friday or 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; or on the day of the concert at the church.United hosts English Tea on Feb. 11SEBRING Unity Life Enrichment Centre is hosting the third annual Heartland Traditional English Tea at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. All women and young ladies are invited to experience this wonderful tradition while helping raise much needed funds for local use and Women for Women Snapshots Continued on page 10B


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, February 3, 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, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239 0390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families; Joy Loomis, music director; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. orchestra rehersal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 6 p.m. evening worship. Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. mission programs. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services withC hildrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6p .m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863ebsite: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at theR OC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study a nd Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31 Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING This is the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. The Sunday worship service withC ommunion will be led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox. Worship assistant will be Ron Fitzpatrick, eucharist assistant is Ed Graff and lector is Sue Cushman. T oday is also Souper Bowl Sunday. Pancake breakfast follows morning worship. The mens group is hosting this event. Breakfast consists of all the pan-c akes you can eat, sausage patties, fruit cup and fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee. Please bring a can of soup to be donated to the New Testament Mission. Everyone is welcome. The birthday celebrationh as been postponed until Feb. 19 because of Souper Bowl Sunday C ouncil meeting is Tuesday in the choir/council meeting room.Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK The Avon Park Church of Christ will be celebrating its 99th anniversary this Sunday. The message will be deliv-e red by Frank Parker. The Lords Supper is served every Sunday. F ollowing the morning worship, dinner will be served in the multipurpose room to all members andt heir guests. Ashort devotional service will follow the dinner. There will be no evening service. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 2 00 S. Forest. Ave. Call 453-4692 Christ Lutheran Church LCMSA VON PARK This Sunday morning, Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled Out of Desolate Places Comes Our Eternal Destiny. The church is at 1320 County R oad 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 471-2663 or search the Internet for c hristlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message t itled Two Witnesses at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is studying the Gospel of John. Eastside Christian C hurchLAKE PLACID The church will host Timothy Mark at 6;30 p.m. Wednesday. As a singer, songw riter, author and conference speaker, Mark has ministered a cross the United States since 1988. There will be something for everyone. Plan now to attend this s pecial event. E astside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Ave., two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621. The phone number is 465-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Guest speaker Jean Blough will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, APlace to B elong, with Scripture from I Timothy 2:8-15. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morni ng the church celebrates the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. PastorG ary Kindles sermon will be titled Whos In Charge from Psalm 1 47:1-11. Tuesday is Open Prayer Time and a Bible study with the pastor (in book of John T ai Chi is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays in the fellowship hall ( no charge). AARPis doing tax preparation ( no charge) at Faith Mondays and Wednesdays, for walk-ins only. For any questions, come and do not call the church directly. L WML(Lutheran Womens Missionary League) will have its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall at the church. The Paul Todd Concert will be at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. Cost is $10 perp erson; children 12 and under are free. Purchase tickets at the church office from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. M onday through Friday.; in Faiths Closet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.T uesday through Friday or 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; or on the day of concert at the church.First Baptist Church Avon P arkA VON PARK Rev. Jon Beck is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Avon Park. First Sunday Fellowship Chili Dinner/SuperB owl/Pounding for the Parishs s tarts at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Nursery is available for the morning service. The church is located at 100 N. Lake Ave. Call 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net.First Christian Church Avon ParkA VON PARK Saturday at 1 0:30 a.m. will be the first ever Teen-M.O.P.S. meeting. What is that? This is a program for mothers by mothers especially for teenm oms. There is no cost for this program and childcare will be provided. If you are a teen mom, or know of one, come see what M.O.P.S. (mothers of pre-school-e rs) is all about. If you (or they) cant make this meeting, then plan for the March 3 meeting. Keep on Keeping On is the sermon that the pastor will bringt his week. He will remind attendees that without Jesus as the center of our focus, we remain lost. Philippians 3:1-14 will be the Scripture that he will use to securet his thought. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor St.( behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with anyq uestions or to request information. The church website is w ww.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of ChristS EBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Bob and Betty Harcourt. Communion will be served by Carol Chandler, Teresa Williams,P eggy Cousin and Elissa Crothers. Greeting the congregation are Church News Continued on page 10B


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 3, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each 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 WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year roundfice phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is p art of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange B lossom 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. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org 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, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m. in the educational building. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school and nursery and childrens ministry; 7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 6990132. Call the church office for 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, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday S chool, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.; High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com. Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on 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. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION I t is hard to believe that we have just finished the Christmas season again and entered into another new year. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.D uring the midst of all the fun and festivities, I do hope that Christ still remained the center of your lives and that He will continue to be on the forefront of your livese ven more throughout 2012. This will be my personal goal as well. Lets reminisce for a moment over what took place during the Christmas Season and the begin-n ing of 2012. Think of what sticks out in your mind the most. For some, the food was delicious; espe-c ially, the chocolate cookies, pies, and candies. The bargains in the stores were fantastic. TheC hristmas lights were so beautiful. Lets not forget about those old c lassic Christmas movies. It is fun singing Christmas carols too and reading about the birth of Christ. W hile reflecting over all these special times that happen more t hrough the Christmas season, my heart goes out to those who were less fortunate this year and going through very hard times and possibly still going through difficultt imes. When I think of what Ive been through in the past and what some of you may be going through now, the song that comes to my mind is Hark! The Herald AngelsS ing by Felix Mendelssohn and the passage of scripture in Luke 2:1-21 because of the word peace mentioned. The words of the first verse to t he song are as follows: Hark! The herald angels sing, glory to the newborn King; Peace on earth, andm ercy mild; God and sinners reconciled! Joyful all ye nations, rise, join the triumph of the skies; witht hangelic hosts proclaim, Christ is born in Bethlehem.Hark! The h erald angels sing, Glory to the new born King! (Felix Mendelssohn). The words Peaceo n earth parallels to the words in Luke 2:14, Glory to God in the h ighest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Keep in mind that all ofL uke 2:1-21 pertains to the announcement of the birth of Christ. A t this point, you might be wondering so what does this have to do with me, especially considering the suffering that Im goingt hrough? Gods word gives many examples of people suffering and going through difficult times, espe-c ially in the Old Testament. One example given is in Isaiah 9; a true story is told of suffering in Galilee.V erse 1 and 2 speaks of the oppression and of those who walked in d arkness, including the Gentiles. However, God acted on behalf of His people by delivering them andg iving them great light by way of the Messiah (verse 2Verse 3-5 s hows how God blessed the nation and gave them great joy. The oppression of the people in Isaiah 9 was only one example. People still suffer today, and Godi s the same as He was back then. Isaiah 9:6, 7 tells about the birth of Christ and prophesies His purpose and position of not only for the lives of those in Galilee, but alsof or us today. For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is Given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor,M ighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, of the increase of His government and peace therew ill be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judg-m ent and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of t he Lord of hosts will perform this. Luke 2:1-21 is fulfilled prophecy o f Isaiah 9:6, 7. Of course, it is still being fulfilled today. My p rayer for you is that God would grant you His unending peace. Ify ou know Jesus as your savior, than you have the Holy Spirit, and through His power you may havep eace. Gods word speaks of this gift in John 14:25-27 when Jesus C hrist was with His original disciples of earth. He was assuring them that He would still be with us after His resurrection. These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you in all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give t o you; not as the world gives do I g ive to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Leslie Deese is a Sebring resident. She can be reached at ljb_628@yahoo.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not nece ssarily those of the News-Sun staff. Let the Prince of Peace guide you through your troubles Come To T he River Leslie Deese


C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunFriday, February 3, 2012www.newssun.com w acaster family; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; wacaster family; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 2 2 0 0 Walter and Anna Coley. T he pastors sermon is titled The Parable of the R ich Fool from Luke 12:13-21. February is designated as Stewardship Month and the whole program is designatedt o stewardship giving from our hearts. For more information, call 385-0352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled Shout to God, based on Psalm 47. T he choirs introit will be Joyful Thanks and the two anthems will be Lead On, O King Eternal and Be Thou My Vision. Guest speakerw ill be Rev. John Rogers. The adult Sunday school class is continuing their study of David in II Samuel Chapter 23 in which the Bible tells of Davids mighty men. Following worship service, the congregation will be celebrating the churchs 50th anniversary with a catered meal, a DVD of the churchs history, letters of congratulation and a special presentation. There will be no youth group. Johnson will lead the midweek Bible study on The Basics of the Faith. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For questions, call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Human Nature is the title of Sunday mornings sermon taken from the Scripture Matthew 5:1-4. Saturday, Feb. 11 is Dinner and Movie Night at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Ameal will be provided. Bring a side dish and snack to share. The featured movie is Oklahoma.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message Peter Defends God's Grace with Scripture taken f rom Acts 11:1-18. Holy Communion will be served. Call the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the website at www.sebringfirstumc.com.Grace Pointe ChurchS EBRING Grace Pointe Church is at 200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills club-h ouse. Tuesday the home Bible s tudy of Unveiling New Testament Mysteries series continues. Call 658-2534 for directions. Sunday morning worship service the Making the Wilderness APasture river renewal series continue. The Mens Fellowship chili challenge cook-off wasa great success with five e ntries. The ladies supplied dessert. If you would like to participate in a Friday night Bible study with Go-ToMeeting, call 658-2534. Ustream available (live 24/7) of all services in Sebring. Log on to ustream.tv and then enter gracepointetv in the search box. Visit www.gracepointeministries.net. Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday morning will be Who Is Worthy ToOpen The Book with Scripture from: Revelation 5:1-14. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will also include Wally Woodworth singing The King, Heartland Singers singing Bring Back, Darlene Gardner and Marlene Groeneveld singing Hes Ever Interceding and Walter Malinowski singing I Came Here ToStay Tuesdays adult Bible study is Evolution Creation- The Big Bang Theory taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Come early for snacks. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix phone 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service. P astor Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song Contemporary Worship S ervice in Rob Reynolds Hall. The youth will have a Super Bowl party at the Lighthouse at 5 p.m. B ible fellowship will meet in the chapel at 6 p.m. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Justified by Faith in Christ, is taken from Galatians 2 (King JamesV ersion). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morning and evening messages. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayera nd Bible study.St. John United Methodist Church SEBRING The sermon topic for all three services Sunday will be Searching for Jesus! with biblical reference from Mark 1:29-39. Holy Communion will be served. Small Steps 4 Health meets Monday at 10 a.m. Lunch Bunch meets Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Calligraphy class meets Thursday at 2 p.m. Nursery is provided at all services.The Way ChurchSEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums message will be The Finances of a Christian. Monday, Reinhold will speak at Night of Prophecy at Homers restaurant at 6:30 p.m. The Difference Makers Youth meet Sunday and Wednesday evenings. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. Call the church phone at 471-6140; pastors cell is 273-3674. For church information and the pastors messages, go to www.thewaychurch.org. C ontinued from page 8B RELIGION International. This organization helps provide the nece ssary tools to women survivors of war, civil strife a nd other conflicts, so they can move from crisis and poverty to stability and selfsufficiency. For reservations and for personal and corporate sponsorships, call Unity at 471-1122 or e-mail Unity@vistanet.net.Second Blessings sale is SaturdayAVON PARK First U nited Methodist Church of Avon Parks Second Blessings garage sale is from 8:301:30 a.m. Saturday at 200 S. Lake Ave.Memorial United Methodist celebrates 90th anniversaryLAKE PLACID Lake P lacid's Memorial United M ethodist Church will o bserve the 90th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration Feb. 11 and 12. Adinner and a program with Rev. Bill Oakley speaking will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 in R ob Reynolds Hall, Cost: $5 donation. R ev. Dave Woerner will d eliver the message Sunday i n a combined service with Rev. Ernie Dorrell singing and reading Scripture. A covered dish dinner will follow the worship service at noon with singing lead by Charles Reynolds anda ctivities for children. Bill Lewis, popular gospel singer and ministerw ell known for his talent a nd spirit-filled concerts, w ill be in the Sanctuary for a concert at 6 p.m. Alove offering will be taken. M emorial United Methodist is at 500 Kent A ve., behind the tower. Call 465-2422 for addit ional information.Old-time Southern Gospel returns to SEBRING The Soft Gospel Sounds of Carol and George Kline will be in concert once again at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive (behind Walmart), just offU .S, 27. After adding concerts in both Texas and Tennessee to their busy s chedule this year, the K lines are back to their home church. C all the church office at 3 82-1736.Spaghetti dinner at St. JohnsSEBRING St. John United Methodist Churchs spaghetti dinner will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14 with serving times of 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Walk-ins are limited. Call the church office at 382-1736 for reservations. Cost is $7. St. John United Methodist Church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive (just behind Walmart). St. Agnes plans lasagna dinnerS EBRING ALasagna D inner will be served from 4 :30-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 8 at St. Agnes Episcopal C hurch, 3840 Lakeview Drive. Dinner includes l asagna, salad, Italian bread, i ce cream, ice tea and coff ee. T ickets are $8 for adults a nd $5 for kids 12 years a nd under. Tickets are available from parishioners or at the door. For more informatio n, call 385-7649.Soup Supper planned for Feb. 21A VON PARK Church of the Redeemer in Avon Park is holding the annual S oup Supper beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. There will be many differ-e nt soups made in the kitchens of the ladies of th e church. This year there will also be homemade breads to go with the soup, and dessert and coffee are included. Tickets are $5 and can b e purchased by calling 3140984. Bring friends and e njoy the food and the fellowship. The church is just off U.S. 27 and south of the RaceTrak station.Hubbard to speak at MaranathaSEBRING Dr. Donald R. Hubbard will be the g uest speaker for the February Bible Conference a t Maranatha Baptist C hurch, Feb. 5-8. Meetings will be at 6 p.m. each evening and onS unday morning at 9 and 10:15 a.m. D r. Hubbard is a gifted communicator and is heard d aily over the BBN network. He is the former Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, New York City and of Bibletown Community Church in Boc a Raton.The church is located in Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road, 2 miles east of SR-17N in Sebring.Call 382-4301 or 471-1414. C ontinued from page 7B Snapshots T here is a new Haman? Who is Haman? He is the son o f Hammedatha, the Agagite. So what has that to do with biblical prophecy? Hi, my name is Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from The W ay Church, and I like a word with you. Haman was the adviser to king Xerxes who ruled over the entire Persian world kingd om. Haman was obsessed with a hatred for the Jews a nd planed to wipe them off the face of the earth. But God had other plans and so a Jewish girl named Esther became queen and singlehandedly saved the entire Jewish population of that t ime. It was 479 BC. W ell, there is a modern day H aman. His name is M ahmaud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran. In 1935 Persia changed its name to I ran. In 633-651 AD Muslims c onquered Persia and since then there is a growing antiJewish sentiment. Today, Ahmadinejad has the same feelings towards the Jews t hen Haman did: Lets wipe the Jews off the face of the earth. Ahmadinejad believes that all Jews will be killed when the 12th Imam comes. Within the Shiite, (which is predominate in Iran), it is prophesied that there is ac oming 12th Imam who is the great spiritual savior. This I mam is named Abu al-Qasim Muhammad or also called Muhammad al Mahdi. He iss aid to have been born the son of the 11th Imam, Hasan A l-Askari and his wife, the granddaughter of an Emperor. Most accounts of the story say that al Mahdi went into hiding as a child around thea ge of 5 in about the 13th century. It said he has been in hidingin a well and will soon emerge from it. Ahmadinejad also believes t hat he speed up the coming of this Moslem Messiah if t here is war and unrest. That is why he would welcome war with the little Satan Israel and the big Satan America. R ecently, Irans supreme religious leader, Ayatollah AliK hamenei, has held several meetings with his economic and military advisers and told t hem to prepare for war. It includes the execution of those Iranians who opposet he regime. Oh, and by the way, Russia announced recently that an attack on Iran is an attack on Russia. Interesting. Ezekiel 3 8 tells us that in the end t imes Rosh, the country to the far north together with Persia (IranI srael. Just a coincidence? You decide. Y es, the stage is set for the second coming of Jesus! Reinhold Buxbaum is Pastor of The Way Church, he teaches An Evening in Prophecy at H omers Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. on February 6. No purchase is necessary. 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C M Y K By FRAZIER MOORE A PTelevision WriterNEWYORK In an era when Beyonce and Jay-Z are music royalty, when Barack Obama is the nations chief executive, and when black stars in the cast of a TVshow are commonplace, it may be hard to grasp the magnitude of what Don Cornelius created once he got his Soul Train rolling. Yes, the syndicated series delivered the music of Earth Wind & Fire, the Jacksons, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder into Americas households, infusing them with soul in weekly doses. Yes, it gave viewers groovy dances and Afro-envy, helping get them hip to a funky world that many had never experienced, or maybe even suspected. But it was more than that. Before BETwould give African-Americans their own channel, and before black music and faces found their way to MTVvideos as well as network dramas and comedies, Soul Train became a pioneering outlet for a culture whose access to television was strictly limited. Most of what we get credit for is people saying, I learned how to dance from watching Soul Train back in the dayCornelius told Vibe magazine in 2006. But what I take credit for is that there were no black television commercials to speak of before Soul Train.There were few black faces in those ads before Soul Train. And what I am most proud of, he added, is that we made television history Soul Train (which went on for 35 seasons) didnt make history just by influencing the music charts. It served as a pop-culture preview and barometer of fashion, hairstyles and urban patois. By some measure, Soul Train was the equivalent of Dick Clarks American Bandstand, although belatedly. Arriving on the wave of the Civil Rights Era, it premiered 13 years after Bandstand went national, then took a while longer to attract local stations to air it and advertisers to support it. From there, it became a Saturday afternoon ritual as soul and rap artists (and white artists, too, including Elton John and David Bowie) showed off their latest releases while kids responded on the dance floor. When you come up with a good idea, you dont have to do a whole lot, Cornelius told The New York Times in 1996 in describing his shows formula. The idea does it for you. On Soul Train (the hippest trip in America, the announcer proclaimed, across the tracks of your mind) the host, of course, was Cornelius, but to describe him as the black Dick Clark is somewhat misleading. (Abit like calling Pat Boone the white Little Richard, as David Bianculli noted in his Dictionary of Teleliteracy For Cornelius, the difference was all in the execution, as he told The Associated Press in 1995. If I saw American Bandstandand I saw dancing and I knew black kids can dance better; and I saw white artists and I knew black artists make better music; and if I saw a white host andI knew a black host could project a hipper line of speech and I DID know all these things, then it was reasonable to try, he said. On his show, Cornelius was the epitome of cool, witha baritone rumble that recalled seductive soul maestro Barry White, and an unflappable manner. He laced his show with pro-social messages directed at his black audience. DearAbby: Over the years Ive stayed in touch with my childhood bestf riend, Claire. We talk a few times a year and I attended her wedding 10 years ago. In the intervening years, h er husband, Kirk, has cheated on her multiple times and was once arrested by an undercover cop when he tried to meet a 14year-old for a sexual liai-s on. Despite it all, Claire has chosen to stay with h im. I have made peace with the fact that it is her decision and, because shel ives in another state, it hasnt affected my life in a ny practical way until now. I am being married next year, and Claire has expressed excitement ata ttending my wedding. Id like to invite her, but not K irk. I think he would be too much of a distraction for me. There will bee nough people keeping an eye on the kids, but I know i f I see him talking to my niece or nephew, it will make me extremelyu ncomfortable. God forbid, if he did something inappropriate, it would end my f riendship with Claire. Am I worrying too m uch? I dont want to hurt my friend, but I also dont want to put any child in harms way or have my memory of the day marredw ith scanning the crowd to make sure Kirk isnt doing anything suspect. Your opinion would be helpful. Apprehensive Bride-to-Be DearApprehensive: Y ou need to be up front and sort this out with C laire before issuing an invitation. It is possible that her husband is legally enjoined from having contact with minors and couldn ot attend your wedding even if invited. If you prefer that he not attend, you need to have the courage to say so. It probably wontb e the first time she has heard it. But safety of the young people, not to mention your peace of mind, must come first. DearAbby: Afew months ago I joined a small church. It had a signup sheet for people to bring food to an event. The information requested included my name and email address. The person in charge of the church email added me to the announcements list, ands ent every email as a cc instead of a blind copy. N ow people I never gave my email address to (and would not have given it to) a re replying all, sending messages to everyone and e mailing me directly. It bothers me that they do this. Im not sure how to approach them about this problem. I guess the restd ont have issues with it, but I do. E-Peeved in Oklahoma D earE-Peeved: You have two choices: Got hrough the hassle of changing your email a ddress and notifying your friends and family, or simply hit delete when oneo f those emails pops up. I vote for the latter. As you stated, its a small church. DearAbby: I have been i n a relationship with Danny for two years. Hes smart, charming and funny. However, after we argue Im always the onet o start talking to try to come to a solution or a compromise. Danny never takes the initiative. I think he has a problem communicating with me about his feelings. What should I do? Talker in Portland, Maine D earTalker: If after two years your boyfriend is unwilling or unable to resolve disagreements in an adult fashion, yous hould suggest couples counseling. It could avert serious problems in the future if you decide to invest more time in thisr elationship. Write Dear Abby at w ww.DearAbby.com. Abby s hares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $14 to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 3, 2012Page 11B DIVERSIONS D ear Abby By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticI f a movie is cheesy and knows its cheesy if it embraces the soft, gooey tex-t ure and pungent aroma of its own fromage does that m ake it any more palatable as a meal? That is the question to pond er while watching Big Miracle, a rousing, feelgood, family-friendly animal adventure which has the added benefit of being basedo n a true story. Its a weird hodgepodge, mixing the large cast and the melodrama of a 1970s disaster movie with the small-town quirkiness of Northern Exposure, with just a touch of the big-haired a mbition of Broadcast News. A t its center are three gray whales a mother, father and baby who found themselves trapped within the quickly forming Arctic icen ear Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost point in the United States, in 1988. The effort to free them in the open water brought together a dis-p arate alliance of environmental activists, oil executives, journalists, native peop le and even the Soviets toward the end of the Cold W ar, and it fascinated viewers worldwide. Director Ken Kwapis (Hes Just Not ThatI nto You, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) includes a rchival footage of the Big Three anchors in their heyday Dan Rather, Tom B rokaw and Peter Jennings reporting the story from the climate-controlled comfort of their New York studios. Meanwhile, John Krasinski p lays Adam, the boyishly enthusiastic local TVreporter who breaks the story. Hes been toiling away at the top of the world but would love tog et down to the lower 48, and hopes this is his ticket out o f town. He gets some help from an adorable little nativeb oy (Ahmaogak Sweeney who looks up to him as a big brother as well as from his idealistic ex-girlfriend, Greenpeace leader Rachel( Drew Barrymore). But soon everyones invading this small, remote town for a piece of the action, which sets up all the fish-out-o f-water scenarios youd expect. The visitors are illequipped for the extreme w eather, including Kristen Bell as a self-serious Los A ngeles TVreporter whos hoping these trapped whales will carry her to a network.T hen theres Ted Danson as an oil executive who wants to d rill in the region but directs his considerable financial resources toward the effort in h opes of looking more Earthfriendly. And then there are Rob Riggle and James LeGros as a couple of bumbling buddies from Minneapolis whoa rrive with their homemade ice-melting contraption; LeGros in particular is doing his best William H. Macy from Fargo. E very five minutes some other star shows up in a supp orting role. Heres John Michael Higgins as ap ompous news anchor; theres Dermot Mulroney as a nononsense National Guard colonel. And look: Its Stephen Root playing the gov-e rnor of Alaska. What makes these two-dimensional types tolerable is that the actors recognize that theyre playing two-dimensional types, andt hey have a little fun with that not to the point of all-out parody, but enough to let us know that theyre in on the joke. Meanwhile, the locals are consistently bemused by thec luelessness of their visitors. They also gouge the hell out of them for hotel rooms and lunches at the lone restaurant. Joking aside, though, K wapis creates genuine suspense as the scores of volunt eers struggle against time and the elements to free thesec reatures. Some moments feel hokey and wedged in, like the images of families around the world gathered in front of their televisions, watchingw ith worry. Acouple of blossoming romances feel like afterthoughts (although one of them really happened). Like a whale itself, Big M iracle is large and unwieldy but it also has its moments of splendor. Darren Michaels/MCT Animal-loving volunteer Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore) offers comfort to one of the trapped whales in the rescue adventure Big Miracle, inspired by the incredible true story that touched the world. Big Miracle unwieldy, but has suspense Movie Review Big Miracle Rating: PG (language R unning time: 107 minutes R eview: (of 4 Bride wants to keep friends lecherous husband off guest list Don Cornelius took Soul Train on pioneering trip MCT Don Cornelius committed suicide on Wednesday. Fairmount ad


C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, February 3, 2012 One-minute commercials during Super Bowl I cost $75,000 on NBC and $85,000 on CBS. (Both networks broadcast the game.) One 30-second commerc ial during the last Super Bowl cost a round $3 million (thats $100,000 a second). The average 30-second commercial price reached $1 million for the first time in 1995. The $2 million mark was first topped in 2000, and commercial costs reached $3 million for the first time in 2009. Commercial slots during the first quarter typically are the most expensive, with slots in the fourth quarter the least expensive. Fifty-one percent of people surv eyed by The Nielsen Company in January 2010 said they watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. Also, commercials viewed during the first quarter tended to be the most remembered and the most liked. The second-half kickoff of Super Bowl I had to be replayed because NBC was airing a Winston cigarettes commercial when the kickoff took place. Researchers at the University of B uffalo tracked 529 Super Bowl commercials from 1989-2005 and found t hat companies with the 10 most-liked a ds each year saw their stock prices i ncrease a quarter of a percent on the M onday after the Super Bowl. With companies that advertise during theS uper Bowl having an average market value of about $30 billion, that quarter-percent gain represented about an $80 million increase in one day. Farrah Fawcett and Joe Namath promoted Noxzema in the first high-p rofile Super Bowl ad, aired in 1973 during Super Bowl VII. The commerc ial featured Fawcett playfully spreadi ng Noxzema shaving cream across N amaths face. Budweisers Clydesdales first appeared during Super Bowl XX in 1986 and have been in more than a dozen Super Bowl ads. Seventeen dot-com companies advertised during Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000, making up almost half of the advertisers. But that number dropped to three the following year because of the dot-com bust. One of the three survivors was E*Trade, which featured a monkey riding a horse past failed dotcom companies. AOLwas the sponsor of the infamous wardrobe malfunction halftime show with Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake (Super Bowl XXXVIII, 2004). In the year after Go Daddy advertised in Super Bowl XXXIX (2005 the first time, the domain name registrar saw its active sites increase by 136 percent. That boosted Go Daddy to become the worlds largest Web hosting firm. One of the worst-received Super Bowl commercials was Just for Feets Kenya Mission spot during Super Bowl XXXIII (1999 white mercenaries in a Humvee chased a Kenyan runner, gave him a drug-laced drink that knocked him unconscious, then put running shoes on him under the motto of To serve and protect feet. Just for Feet sued its advertising agency the suit later was dropped and filed for bankruptcy later that year. Apples groundbreaking, George O rwell-inspired commercial during Super Bowl XVIII (1984 introduced consumers to the Macintosh personal computer. It also ushered in a new era of Super Bowl commercials and is widely considered t he most impacting Super Bowl ad ever. The original plan called for the Apple commercial to run Jan. 1 duringc ollege bowl games, but the commercial was pushed back to the Super Bowl because Macintoshs launch date was scheduled for late January. Apple bought 90 seconds of commercial time for Super Bowl XVIII. But when Apples board of directors strongly disliked the commercial, Apple sold 30 seconds of its slot and, eventually, decided to run t he commercial anyway. The commercial cost almost $1 million to produce and ran only one other time on television early morning on a small Idaho television station so that the commercial would be eligible for advertising awards. Apple sold 72,000 Macintosh computers during the first 100 days the product was available after Super Bowl XVIII 44 percent above projections. The following year, during Super Bowl XIX, Apple followed up its super effort with one of the worst ads in Super Bowl history. Sales dropped after the Lemmings commercial, Apple suffered through financial difficulties, and the company didnt advertise in another Super Bowl for more than a decade. New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms (Super Bowl XXI, 1987 w as the first player to be filmed on the field after a Super Bowl for an Im going to Disney World commercial. The Wheres the beef? line from the Wendys commercial during Super Bowl XVIII in 1984 worked its way into the world of politics later that year. Walter Mondale helped gain the Democratic nomination for president by asking, Wheres the beef? when criticizing Gary Harts campaign platform. Burger Kings Herb the Nerd c ampaign during Super Bowl XX in 1986 is considered one of the biggest flops in Super Bowl advertising history. Consumers showed little interest in following the campaigns theme of finding Herb, who had never eaten at Burger King, and the multimillion dollar campaign is still remembered for the wrong reasons. Master Lock is considered one of Super Bowl advertisings greatest success stories. The small company paid $107,000 for a 30-second spot during Super Bowl VIII in 1974, and the gamble paid off big-time. In that commercial, a sharpshooter shot a bullet from a high-powered rifle into a Master Lock padlock, but the padlock remained locked. Public trust in its products enabled the small company to become the worlds largest manufacturer of padlocks. Although Super Bowl commercials used up most of Master Locks annual advertising budget, the company aired commercials in 21 Super Bowls before announcing in 1997 it no longer would advertise during the game. Spuds MacKenzie, Bud Lights official party dog, made his Super Bowl debut in 1987 during Super Bowl XXI. Although a male in commercials, Spuds a ctually was a female bull terrier named Honey Tree Evil Eye. The Coca-Cola commercial featuring Mean Joe Greene sharing a Coke and a smile with a kid consistently rates as one of the favorite Super Bowl commercials. However, the commercial did not debut during a Super Bowl. The ad first aired during the 1 979 regular season, then aired in the following Super Bowl (XIV The Mean Joe Coke commercial led to a 1981 made-for-TVmovie titled The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid, in which Greene played himself. The first Bud Bowl was held in 1989, during Super Bowl XXIII. Using stop-action to play out the game, producers needed about 10 hours to shoot two seconds of commercial action. assup became a part of the American vocabulary because of an Anheuser-Busch commercial that first aired on Monday Night Football, but hit it big during Super Bowl XXXIV (2000 Coca-Colas peace-promoting commercial featuring young people from around the world singing Id like to teach the world to sing made its Super Bowl debut in 1972 in Super Bowl VI. The commer cial, titled Hilltop, aired for six y ears. The commercial was recreated f or Super Bowl XXIVin 1990 and included some of the original commercials actors and their children. Louie, one of Budweisers lizards that first appeared at Super Bowl XXXII in 1998, made it onto the paint scheme of the car driven by NASCARs Ricky Craven. For Super Bowl XXVI, broadcast on CBS in 1992, Frito-Lay sponsored Foxs In Living Color Super Halftime Party that tempted viewers to switch over to the rival network during halftime of the game. The next year, Frito-Lay became the first national sponsor of the Super Bowls halftime show, which featured Michael Jackson. MillerCoors aired a one-second commercial for its Miller High Life brand during Super Bowl XLIII in 2009. The ad did not run in all parts of the country. MillerCoors had to purchase the spot through local NBC outlets because Anheuser-Busch held exclusive national alcohol advertising rights for the Super Bowl. McDonalds reported a sales increase of 22 percent after advertising in Super Bowl III. The Journal of Advertising R esearch reported in 2004 that movies promoted during a Super Bowl earnedt wice as much at the box office during their debut week than movies not promoted during a Super Bowl. Publishers Clearing House began announcing its winner on live television during Super Bowl broadcasts in 1995,f or Super Bowl XXIX. Nervous that the winner would not be home, a member of t he PCH prize patrol posed as a Super B owl commercial surveyor and called t he winner the weekend of the big game t o learn whether the winner would be watching at home. At Super Bowl XXVIII (1994 Reebok aired a commercial near the end of the game that was filmed and edited during the game. To promote its InstaPump shoes, Reebok purchased the last spot of the game. The commer-c ial was supposed to be delivered to NBC with five minutes to spare, but instead was turned in a little less than three minutes before air time. TNS Media Intelligence research discovered that from 1990-2009, Anheuser-Busch spent $311.8 million on Super Bowl advertisements. The rest of the top five biggest spenders: PepsiCo ($254.2 million General Motors ($80.5 millionWal t Disney ($71.6Time Warner ($64.8 During that 20-year period, according to TNS, the Super Bowl generated $2.17 billion of network sales, with 210 advertisers and more than 1,400 commercials.BYDAVIDTHOMAS/MCCLATCHYNEWSPAPERSThe teams on the field arent the only ones with Super Bowl game plans. T he companies that will push their products and services from the stage of t he worlds largest single-day sporting event have been planning since the final seconds of last years game. C ompanies have thrived and nose-dived based on Super Bowl viewersopinions of their brand all based on television commercials. With the countdown clock ticking for advertisers, here are some things to k now about Super Bowl commercials:The Super Bowl is a make-or-break night for advertisers1973: Farrah Fawcett and Joe Namath promoting Noxzema. 1984: Apples George Orwellinspired commercial. Budweiser verses Bud Light in the battle of the Bud Bowl. MCT ILLUSTRA