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: 02-05-2012
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 Sunday, February 5, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 16 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 81 62C omplete Forecast P AGE 14A Partly sunny with a shower possible F orecast Question: Should Internet sales be taxed? Next question: Will you watch the Super Bowl? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at O nline I nside Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 20% No 80% 099099401007 Total votes: 85 Arts & Entertainment5B Business9A Chalk Talk12B Classifieds11A Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 9 9 4 4 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Four Sebring men w ere arrested in connection to more than 20 burglaries that occurred over t he past several months, according to Nell Hays, Highlands County Sheriffs Office public information officer on Friday. R olando Josue Lopez, 18, Jonathon Alan Miller, 52, and Britten Lane Miller, 18, all of 1426 NancessoweeA ve., and James Levi Meredith, 17, of 1330 Fernvale Ave., are facing multip le counts of burglary, according to Hays. B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING County staff will present county commissioners with two options for an ew sheriffs building at their meeting on Tuesday. T he board has been working on finding the Sheriffs Office a new building form ore than five years, and has set aside $5 million in capital funds to build or purchase a n ew facility. The county agenda packet r eleased on Friday contained two building options presented by Administrative Project Manager Christopher R. Benson. T he possible facilities addressed by county staff included the Restoration Center Church, at the corner of State Road 66 and Sparta Road, and the Bank of America building on SouthR idgewood Drive in downtown Sebring. Staff has completed an extensive review and analysis of the two existing building options, Benson wrote in his agenda summary. Further consideration of adaptive reuse of an existing building will require costly professional services to develop accurate cost compo-n ents, Benson stated about staff looking at the two options. Bensons presentation also included just a brief description of the scope of his work and a one-page spreadsheet that outlined possible future cost components for each building. Benson estimated the purchase price of the 32,500square-foot Restoration CC to discuss sheriffs building Lopez J Miller Meredith B Miller Four charged in burglary spree Two options are Restoration Center, Bank of America building By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Beware Mortals read the signs spread along the edge of sidewalk at Woodlawn Elementary Thursday evening. Another warned visitors to turn back now. Parents and friends braved past the signs and spooky music and made their way to the open hallways were mythological creatures good and evil lurked in every corner. The Living Wax Museum at Woodlawn featured many characters quite a few of which most people already know Zeus, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Hades to name a few but also featured characters that are special to a book third graders at Woodlawn recently just finished reading. The students read The Lightning Thief.It took them about two months to read the book with all the other curriculum things we had going on, said instructor Candice Dickens. Dickens, along with fellow third grade teacher John Spencer, decided that the students needed more than just a regular reading experience. The duo wanted the students Book comes to life at WES Living Wax Museum News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Zeus waits patiently to come to life during Woodlawns Living Wax Museum. Mythical characters were portrayed by two third grade classes who recently finished reading The Lightning Thief. See STUDENTS, page 8A See FOUR, page 7A A reason to celebrate D evils top Dragons for district title SPORTS, 1BOn displayN ovaks work featured a t HCAgallery PAGE6 BPesky invaderA ir potato comes back s trong after freeze PAGE8 B C entennial NotebookAnother party p lanned to honor S ebrings 100th PAGE2A See SHERIFF'S, page 5A 46th Lake Placid Country Fair N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS L ou Quigley (centeromeliads he is selling Saturday during the Country Fair. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Celia Mathews of Georgia hands out candied almonds Saturday morning and said she has been a vendor at the Lake Placid Country Fair for the past 10 years. B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comL AKE PLACID Alarge crowd put a smile on the faces of food vendors as well as the many art enthusiasts that roamed DeVane Park Saturday morning amongst hundreds of vendors showing off their yummy food, beautiful art and unique toys and crafts. The 46th annual Lake Placid Country Fair offered everything from fresh, candied almonds to plant holders. Vendors were thrilled at the large number of attendees on the first day and at such an early hour as the festival returned to DeVane Park afterb eing moved due to renovations last year. Ive been doing this for 10 years. This is my fifth year here. I missed last year and Im sort of glad I did because I heard they had moved it out of the park and held it over there somewhere. Theres a lot of people here. Great turnout, said vendor Lou Quigley. Quigley is the owner of QGarden, an exotic plant business. Aresident of Dade City, Big crowd shows up for opening day See COUNTRY, page 3A


C M Y K B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING County staff made some advances on getting the proper permits on the Kenilworth building this week, but could not say whatc ounty records are already stored in the building, which has no working fire suppression. Gloria Rybinski, public i nformation officer and records custodian for the c ounty, answered an e-mail request sent to CountyA dministrator Ricky Helms on Wednesday for an update on the building. The signed and sealed plans have been provided toR on McClure, Rybinski wrote. McClure works as a carpenter for the County Parks and Recreation Department. A stop work order was issued for the new Supervisor of Elections Office on Dec. 29 by the city of Sebring because the building was not properly permitted. He (McClure dropped off a one page application for the Commercial Building Permit to the Engineering Department for it to be completed; the Engineering Department has consulted with the Building Department to ensure all aspects of the application p rocess are covered. Following this process the county submitted the application to the city of Sebring. We anticipate to have the per-m it on hand within a week. Work in the building will resume once permit has been issued, Rybinski said in her e-mail response. Q uestions about what was stored at the incomplete f acility brought a less sure from Rybinski. I dont have an inventory, but there are records from different BCC (Board of County Commission) departments and the Clerk ofC ourt, Rybinski replied. County staff accountability on the Kenilworth project has come into question by several county commissioners int he past months, and several deficiencies in due diligence have been pointed out by the board. ou think that when a project is being conceived you would put down and justify what your needs are, Commissioner Barbara Stewart said in a December meeting. Several citizens showed concern over the past few months about what commissioners were calling mistakes in handling the purchase and renovations of the b uildings at 4500 Kenilworth Blvd., and the purchase price of $1.2 million for what County Engineer Ramon Gavarrete called a shell of ab uilding. Estimates from county staff have reached as high as $2.2 million before the building is completed. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 K AYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; nursing above lottery; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 6 6 3 3 3 3 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; social security below lottery; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 6 6 3 3 4 4 F eb. 1 152338485253x:3Next jackpot $12 millionJan. 28 203234414245x:3 Jan. 25 4914183547x:4 Feb. 3 316182835 Feb. 2 27192732 Feb. 1 619243236 Jan. 31 310152829 Feb. 3 (n 9677 Feb. 3 (d 1388 Feb. 2 (n 3144 Feb. 2 (d 2815 Feb. 3(n 889 Feb. 3 (d 458 Feb. 2(n 004 Feb. 2 (d 733 Feb. 3 1520233517 Jan. 31 27143118 Jan. 27 43038412 Jan. 24 103941433 Feb. 1 813173459 PB: 35Next jackpot $200 millionJan. 28 533415459 PB: 13 Jan. 25 419282947 PB: 5 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center CO MMUNITYBR IEFS B y JENBROWN Special to the News-SunWere having another Centennial party. Yes! Its free and open t o the public to celebrate our 100-Year Young D owntown. The Sebring CommunityR edevelopment Agency is thrilled to host the G reater Sebring Chamber of Commerce February Mixer. Come network and enjoy the kick-off event for Downtown Sebringsn ewest campaign, I Love Downtown Sebring, w hich coincides with the citys 100th birthday and celebrates the wonderfult hings both residents and visitors love about our h istoric and charming downtown. Its a terrific setting for all to enjoyw ith wine, beverages, food, door prizes, great conversation and more a nd being located just south of The Circle, its a g reat way for the community to come together and celebrate the past 100 years and look toward the future of our beautifulc ity. This event will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 located in beautiful historic downtown Sebring at the Circle Professional Suites( entrance at 102 S. Ridgewood Drive). This l ittle known, indoor and outdoor venue will provide an intimate and special social event. The indoor area is a loft apart-m ent with hardwood floors and original brick walls that are amazing. The outdoor courtyard is complete with seatinga rea, twinkling lights and is a delight. This will be fun and we need support for the Centennial events planned. Areminder of a few upcoming events: Lakeshore Mall is having its Senior Expo during the malls 20th Anniversary Year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8; The Highlands County Fair Association is celebrating 75 Years of Heritage, with the fair dates of Feb. 10-18 at 781 Magnolia Ave.; The 29th Annual Roaring s Arts & Crafts Festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 in historic downtown Sebring with crafts, food and entertainment to enjoy; The Womens Club of Sebring and the Highlands Social Singles Club is hosting the One and Only Centennial Sweetheart Dance on Valentines Day from 710 p.m., at the Womens Club, 4260 Lakeview Drive, the exciting big band sounds of the 10piece orchestra The Skylarks will provide a full nights entertainment, as well as other pleasures, such as a Love Photo Booth XOXO, artist James R. Hahn and more. Mayor George Hensley urges all citizens, groups, clubs, societies and busiAnother Centennial party is planned Centennial Notebook Avon Park's Whats Up? meeting is T uesdayA VON PARK The Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency Main Street District will host its next Whats UpM ain Street? meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jacaranda Hotel, 19 E. Main St. These monthly meetings p rovide a discussion forum and place for ideas to be exchanged that relate to Avon Parks Main Street District. Anyone who has ab usiness, residence or is interested in the Main Street area is encouraged toa ttend. This meeting will also serve as the launch for the new Buy Main StreetA von Park program. For more information, v isit www.AvonParkCRA.com or call 224-6326.AP Friends celebrate Brushas lifeAVON PARK The Friends of the Avon ParkL ibrary invites the public to attend a celebration of l ife for Don Brusha in the library from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Catered heavyh ors doeuvres will be served. Reservations are n ot required. Lucy Derkman, a president of the Friends for many years, w ill be the speaker. Brusha served as Avon Parks public librarian for more than six years. He was an erudite, jovial manw ho was always ready to help or give advice to the Friends of the Library or to the public. He was a world traveler, a great cook and held a law degree as well as a masters degree in i nformation and library science. A beautiful, colored glass art chandelier, named onders of the Sea and given by an anonymous d onor to honor Brushas memory, already hangs from the ceiling of the librarys central reading room for the public to enjoy. T his remarkable piece o f hanging art is similar to theh uge Dale Chihuly chandelier that hangs in the Rotunda of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, b ut is on a smaller scale. The librarys chandelier w as made in individual pieces by the Viz Art Glas s Inc., California and was s hipped for assembly to Gene Brenner, a wellknown artist in Sebring.Stop Smoking classes set upI f youre ready to quit s moking now, register today for free. This is af ive-week program to b ecome tobacco-free and i ncludes free Nicotine Replacement Therapy( NRT) patches at no cost. M eetings are available on t he following dates, at the following times and loca-t ions: Program meets weekly from 3-4 p.m. Mondays, t hrough March 5, at Centr a l F lorida Health Care Inc., 9 50 C.R. 17-AW., Avon Park; From 5-6 p.m. T uesdays, through March 6, a t Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center C onference Room 3, secCourtesy photo Anytime Fitness of Avon Park hosted a Cornhole For Cancer event Jan. 28 at the Blue Lagoon Saloon. All proceeds, more than $2,000, went to Relay for Life. The tournament had 26 teams. The winning team of Shane Lillpop and Jeff Brock, both from Avon Park, were undefeated going into the championship. They lost the first round but came back and shut out their opponent, 23-0. Second place were Troy Maloyed and Darren Townsend f rom Sebring. Sponsors were The Blue Lagoon Saloon, Bernie Little Distributing, AP Gunsmoke, Chen Dental, Carlson Accounting, Harrells Fertilizer and Anytime Fitness of A von Park owners Ricky and Heidi Hayes. Pictured are (from left) Tammy Needham, event coordinator and manager of Anytime Fitness, Lillpop, Brock and Heidi Hayes. Cornhole for Cancer See 100th, page 8A C ontinued on page 5A Progress being made on elections building issues But what is stored there isnt known By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING City Attorney Bob Swaine will present the Sebring City Council will the second and final reading of the residential and lighted sign ordinances during Tuesday evenings meeting. The ongoing sign dispute has caused a little shuffling around of zoning classifications for certain buildings The residential ordinance is mainly being put into place to regulate the abundance of home occupation signs that have been placed in yards and to clear up the regulations regarding identifying signs.. The lighted sign issue has been discussed numerous times by the council and Swaine. The ordinance refers to a lighted sign as any sign that is illuminated by a light source located within or on the sign ... a sign that is illuminated by an external light source directed or aimed towards the sign. The illuminated sign issue was brought to the forefront after the Highlands County Fair Association expressed interest in installing a scrolling marquee sign at the fairgrounds. Council member John Clark was initially put off by the idea and worried that the sign would cause an issue for area residents. Both the residential sign ordinance and lighted sign ordinance will be put into place following Tuesdays meeting if council approves. Sign ordinance reaches final reading in Sebring Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 5, 2012Page 3A Musselman's; 11.25"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 6 6 3 3 8 8 Dr. Kendrick ortho; 3.639"; 5"; Black plus one; Spot R ed; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 6 6 3 3 9 9 Quigley sells unique plants such as bromeliads, at his business and frequents events similar the Country Fair reg-u larly. Local vendors also were impressed with the surprisingly large crowd at the first day of the fair Saturday. F ormer Highlands County School Board Member Rev. Richard Norris was busy serving up bratwurst Saturday mid-morning neart he center of DeVane Park. Great turnout and its really early, said Norris. This is our youth group. Weve been doing this for about 20 years. F unnel cakes, hot dogs, burgers and turkey legs were j ust a few of the other items available at the fair, which c ontinues today until 4 p.m. Toby the Clown and friends will be present along with more face painting, balloon animals, kids station, petv endors, safety demonstrations and much more. Todays fair schedule will highlight many of the local artists and crafters. B eginning at 2 p.m. today, awards will be handed out at the DeVane Park Gazebo for winners of the Best in Show and Best in Class in the stu-d ent and Peoples Choice divisions. Displays of artistsand crafterswork and live demonstrations will take place at Lake PlacidE lementary School today. Vans and shuttles are availa ble for transport from DeVane Park to the school. Continued from page 1A Country Fair continues today at DeVane Park in Lake Placid N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The Lake Placid Country Fair is packed with people Saturday morning at DeVane Circle. The event features about 200 v endors as well as local clubs/organizations and ends today at 4 p.m. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Yulia Rohwedee of Lake Placid engages her five-m onth-old son Donovan with a puppet Saturday i n Lake Placid. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Kayla Ragucci of Ft. Lauderdale has her portrait sketched by artist D avid Schmitzer on Saturday during the country fair. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The Rev. Richard Norris, Bob Sesko and Susan Norris sell bratwursts Saturday to help raise money for Trinity Lutheran youth group.


C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunS unday, February 5, 2012www.newssun.comANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 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 There is a general sigh of relief that swept Florida on Wednesday of last week. Relief that the primary was n ow over, and we would no longer be subject to the barrage of negative advertising that blanketed the state. Those of you living in t he remaining 46 states to hold primaries, brace yourselves. The race has e ntered an ugly stage and its likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future. T he two main adversaries in this storm of negativity are Mitt Romney a nd Newt Gingrich. Romney managed to take Florida on Tuesday afters pending $16-17 million on negative ads. Newt didnt spend quite as much but s till had a good number of jabs directed at the former Massachusetts governor. T he sad thing about negative campaigning is thatt hough a lot of us decry it as dirty and wrong, it often accomplishes its goals.M itt Romney probably figu res the millions of dollars hes spent on ads against G ingrich money well spent.They probably helped him secure his win. But these negative shots at each other come at a price. You cant look at Romney and Gingrich without thinking that they probably cant stand each other. They might still be able to be polite to each other in public, but its probably safe to say they are not best buds. Of course, there are those who say this is part of the process, that when its all over the party will kiss and make up and get behind whomever the nominee winds up being. Others will remind me that its always like this remember Clinton and Obama in ? Maybe I have a woefully short memory (what was I talking about?), but it seems to me that its gotten a lot more personal this time out. Or maybe it seems that the participants are taking it more personally. Im not sure. And, in my opinion, it will be very difficult for Romney and Gingrich to work together after all this mudslinging. I wonder how the loser will cope. Will he be able to stand up at the c onvention this summer and praise his opponent, t aking back everything th e y said during the campaign? T hats how it usually works, but can the party pull off this magic trick yeta nother time? There are people out t here trying to put a positive spin on all this vitriol. They say its strengtheningt he candidates.That its preparing them for the upcoming contest with P resident Obama. That it means there will be no surp rises when its all over. Frankly, I am troubled about all this.Were supposed to be opposed to the politics of personald estruction, arent we? But now its all right to trash your opponent if he stands in your way? To do what you can to destroy his personal reputation? Republicans can be very h ard on their own. Sometimes harder on fell ow Republicans than on their Democratic opponents. It seems to me they are playing especially rough now, and I wisht here was a way to get them to cut it out before irreparable harm is done if that hasnt happened already. P erhaps it is nave of me to think that these politicians might play nice this late in the game. Especially when playing dirty gets you what you want. But is it really too much to ask that the men who want my vote rise above this kind of nonsense? Two of them Santorum and Paul have more or less stayed out of the muck. So it can be done. Calm it down. Focus. Be the kind of candidate I will want to vote for instead of a lesser of two evils.For everyones sake, including your own. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Eating their own Now the Florida Legislature seems ready to try a new trick: turning publicw aters into private lands. What legally defines public and private ownership along thousands of mileso f navigable rivers and lakes in Florida is something called the ordinary high water mark. Basically it means that alll and thats submerged during the high water season is sovereign and accessib le to the public. Pending legislation would change the definition to set the ordinary highw ater mark much lower. In effect, it would turn thousands of acres of what are now submerged public lands over toa djacent private property owners. This legislation could lead to barbed wire and no trespassingsigns keepingF lorida kayakers, canoeists, boaters, birdwatchers, hunters and sports fishermen away from their favorite places att he edge of our lakes and rivers, warns the Florida Audubon Society. T he legislation, HB 1103 and SB 1362, is being pushed by agricultural interests and large property owners whos tand to see their holdings increase under a lower water mark definition. N ot surprisingly, opposing the measure are hunters, fishermen, hikers, boaters and others who enjoy Floridas rivers and lakes. Boaters could be arrested for standi ng on the shore fishing, Charles Pattison, of 1,000 Friends of Florida, told the Tampa Bay Times. Hunters could get arrested for hunting in marshes that are dry in the low water season. Floridas definition of the ordinary h igh water mark that separates public from private lands has stood legal m uster for decades. Lawmakers who now want to turn public waters into private lands do a disservice to Floridiansw ho want access to their states greatest natural treasures. An editorial from the Gainesville Sun. Dont turn public waters into private lands For much of Floridas modern history, developers have been turning water into land draining and filling swamps and marshes to build subdivisions and shopping centers. Most who manage debt have been firedEditor: Last August, Time magazine reported that the entire t op management of the Treasury Department is virtually vacant. More than a dozen important positions remain vacant because the Senate has not confirmed President Obamas appointees. This does not mean that the whole Senate voted to reject these appointees. It means that Senate Republicans have been able to abuse Senate rules to bottle these nominations up in committee. The Treasury isnt the only department affected. There are hundreds of officially vacant posts in the Executive Branch for the same reason. The Founding Fathers took no account of legislative committees when they wrote the Constitution. Committees were supposed to be workshops, not blocked arteries leading to a legislative stroke. I believe that the Senate has a responsibility to act on a Presidential appointment within a reasonable time, perhaps three months. An extraordinary controversy over a nomination might justify longer debate but partisan bickering does not. Treasury vacancies do matter. In the last several years the Treasury has had to administer bailouts for the auto and insurance industries. The Treasury has had to deal with reorganizing insolvent banks, with the European financial crisis and the mortgage meltdown. In addition, the Treasury is the Department charged with juggling the national debt. Where did this debt come f rom? Under a Republican President, Congress voted the U.S. into the Iraq War and the Afghan War. The Republican Speaker, JohnB oehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, will not raise taxes to pay for either of these wars, although they voted for military action. In the past few years, Republicans have run up an enormous debt, refused to raise taxes and ignored their Constitutional responsibility to confirm Presidential appointees. Bogged down in debt, they have essentially fired the professionals who manage that debt. Dale L. Gillis SebringFleecing by the oil industryEditor: The Keystone XLPipeline is not in the interest of the American taxpayers or of the American security, or will it make America self-independent on oil. The American taxpayers are again being fleeced by global powers. As for the jobs it will produce, most of the jobs will be outsourced to foreign companies. Canada has made a deal with Russia, India and China on the 1,700 miles of steel pipe, ignoring the American steel companies. Most of the American steel mills are now silent due to the outsourcing of all American industry. This caused widespread hardship on all Americans. My own relationship with the steel industry was cut short. I had more than 28 years in the steel industry when my plant was shut down. It was a top-of-theline steel plant. It about destroyed my hometown. It also destroyed the pensions and health insurance of thousands of steel workers. It also cost the American taxpayers millions of dollars. As for the oil that Keystone would produce, global powers control Americas oil; it would be put on the world market, going to the highest bidder. The Republican Party and Global Powers are in harmony with each other regarding outsourcing of the work on the Keystone XLPipeline and the oil would be exported and not used in these United States; therefore, there will be no taxes paid on this oil. Brings to mind another very serious oil problem, Americas emergency oil supply. Is Americas emergency oil supply being put in danger by the high price of oil? Where is the transparency or accounting of all transactions of the emergency oil supply being bought with the American tax dollars? The reason I question the security of this emergency oil supply is that several years back, oil companies slant drilled into the emergency oil supply stealing millions of barrels of the taxpayersoil. In todays world, that theft could all just be on paper transactions, where the oil was never delivered. I would ask and the American taxpayer would ask for a complete investigation on this matter on our emergency reserves of oil. Our Alaska pipelines diverts most of our oil to foreign markets. America is competing with the world market for itsown oil. The American taxpayer must demand that companies which outsource our jobs, get no tax breaks and are not allowed to dump their products on the American market. Our tax laws should not be controlled by global powers. Billie E. Jewett Sebring Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail 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


C M Y K G REEN COVE SPRINGS (AP pleaded guilty to kidnapping, r aping and murdering 7-yearold Somer Thompson, who w as dumped in a trash bin and later found in a landfill, the little girls twin brother addressed his sisters killer. ou know you did this, a nd now youre going to jail, 9-year-old Samuel Thompson said to Jarred Harrell. In a deal sparing Harrell the death penalty, the 26year-old Harrell was sen-t enced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Your punishment does absolutely not fit your crime, said Somers mother, Diena Thompson. Remember now, there is no safe place for you. You do not have an impenetrable c ell. There will be no peace i n the afterlife. Somer was a second-grader living in Orange Park, a s uburb south of Jacksonville. o nd floor, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring; From 6:45-7:45 p.m. T uesdays, through March 6, at Better Living Community Center, 24 E. Phoenix St., Lake Placid. For more information a bout attending any of the classes or to register, call toll-free (877 These classes are based ona curriculum developed by e x-smokers for those who want to become ex-smokers t hemselves.Shuffleboard games set at Recreation ClubSEBRING The S ebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this week: Monday Shuffleboard S crambles, 1:15 p.m.; membership meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday County Shuffleboard Tournament, 9 a.m. Wednesday Line dancing, 6:30 p.m. Thursday Pro only, Draw Doubles, Two Balls Shuffleboard in Avon Park at 9 a.m. Friday Mini Shuffleboard tournament, 1:15 p.m. For details, call 3852966.Washington County Day is TuesdaySEBRING Residents and former residents of Washington County, Ohio,, will meet for a luncheon at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Homers in Sebring. For more information, call Betty Hurte at 4520364.CAT offers Session One of classesAVON PARK The Childrens Academy of Theatre Inc. will offer Session One (Feb. 7 through March 22) of the following courses for children ages kindergarten through fifth grade: Choir and Acting course on Tuesdays; cost $60. Art of Impressions (Impression Art and Etiquette) course on Thursdays; cost $60. Session Two is for children ages sixth grade through 12th grade: Commercial Production course on Tuesdays; cost $70. Modeling and P hotography course on Thursdays; cost $70. Dance Lyrical/Hip H op course on Tuesdays and Thursdays; cost $70. T he courses will be at the Avon Park Community Center, 310 W. Main St. Some full or partial scholarships available upona pplication approval. Contact Krista Flores for more information by calling 212-0800 or Michelle Cathey at 449-0191.Thrivent Financial plans seminarS EBRING ThriventFinancial is hosting a financial seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at theG reaterSebringChamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North. Learn how to identify what is important in your life and set goals. Makes haring, saving and spending decisions that align with your values. Apply basic money management tools to help you budget, reduce debt and find money to save. Acomplimentary lunch will be served. RSVP required; call 863-3958448.Highlands YMCA looking for carsSEBRING Got a car and not sure what to do with it? How about donating it to the Highlands County Family YMCA. Your donation will help outa child in the community learn how to swim or participate in a sports program. All proceeds will benefit t he Strong Kids Campaign. The Yis a non-profit 5013C business. Questions? C all 382-9622. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 will host a Super Bowl party today; $25 per person. Call for more details. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday; Mens Auxiliary at 6 p.m. and theP ost meeting is at 7 p.m. Music by Tom McGannon f rom 5-8 p.m. Friday, and karaoke by Cowbell from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For details, call 453-9853. L AKE PLACID The VFWPost 3880 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Music with Mike Claxton onF riday; call for time. Any questions, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 Ladies will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A Sweetheart Dinner/Dance is set for Saturday, with social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each. Call 465-5707. SEBRING The Sebring Elks 1529 will offer golf at Golf Hammock at 8 a.m. Monday. The board meets at 7 p.m. Dance to the music of Frank E. from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For the dance only, cost is $5. There will be a dinner/dance set for Friday; call for details. For information, call 471-3557. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 5, 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 ADVANTAGE FLOOR COVERING; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 2/1,5; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 4 4 3 3 4 4 M ARTIAL ARTS (pp top rhp ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 4 4 3 3 8 8 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 8 8 8 8 Axxis Advertising 3x5 BW 00016660 Continued from page 2A News-Sun photo by S AMANTHAGHOLAR Aliana Barrera leads the pack of climbers on the bounce slide inflatable during the Kindergarten Learning Centers annual 100th Day Celebration. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR M rs. Drury Kindergartens class enjoys sno-cones after plenty of fun on bounce houses and inflatables during the KLCs annual 100th Day Celebration. 1 00th day of school celebrated at KLC COMMUNITYBRIEFS C hurch at $2 million, leaving about $3 million for renovations to fit the sheriffs needs. His brief overview of the Restoration Church showed that cost components would include parking reconfiguration and recon-s truction, extensive demolition and connection to Sebrings sewer system. Benson also stated that the mechanical equipment was approaching useful life cycle. T he church was built in 2001. The Bank of America Building cost components included structural engineering, envi-r onmental survey, parking reconfiguration and reconstruction, demolition of the exiting drive thru and a significant amount of the interior of the building and the replacement of all mechanical equipment. T he 33,621-square-foot, two-story bank was built in 1961 and the estimated purchase price was $2.65 million, according to Benson. The commission meeting is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Tueday at the GovernmentC enter on 600 S. Commerce Ave. Continued from page 1A n esses to join in the yearlong celebration. The C entennial Planning Committee meets the first Thursday of each month and the public is invited and encouraged to attend; its at4 p.m. at the Jack Stroup (Sebring. The C entennial board and Mayor Hensley hope that all people in the community get involved to help make this a great Centennial year. T hank you to all the terrific sponsors that are joining i n our Centennial year. They are helping to move Sebring into the next 100 years. Go to the website, www.Sebring100.com, likeu s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Celebrat e SebringCentennial, call 655-5554 or email events@sebring100.com to get involved. Special thanks to the N ews-Sun for the opportunity to keep everyone up to d ate and informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. Reference this article every Sunday for details andu pcoming events and you wont miss a thing. J en Brown is a member of the Sebring Centennial Committee. C ontinued from page 2A Sheriffs building on county commission agenda 100th year celebration continues to grow in Sebring Girls killer gets life in prison In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, February 5, 2012Page 7A hairpin spin; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, hairpin spin; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 6 6 1 1 2 2 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, ad #1-feb promo; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 6 6 1 1 3 3 A map provided by the Highlands County Sheriffs Office showing the locations hit by the burglary spree. These suspects are curr ently being held in the Highlands County Jail with t he exception of Britten Lane Miller who was released after posting $17,000 bond on Jan.7 All are or will be facing numerous counts of burglary a nd theft, Hays said. Britten Lane Miller and Meredith each have felony j uvenile charges against them, which makes their names and pictures public record, Hays said on Friday. Over a period of several m onths Highlands County was hit with a series of random burglaries from one end of the county to the other. As crime analysts worked to findl inks and extra patrol was conducted, sheriffs deputies w ere able to connect the dots, Hays wrote in a press release on Friday. This was a real team effort between patrol, the s afe neighborhood team and detectives, Sheriff Susan Benton said. H ays also stated, The city of Sebring Police Department c aught some of these same suspects in the act of committing car burglaries in the c ity. Between the information gathered with the city police, the crime analysis and numerous interviews, sheriff's office detectives haven ow cleared as many as 20 burglary cases throughout the county Five firearms, a riding lawn mower, car titles, a flats creen television and two golf carts have been recove red and returned to the victims, Hays said. Detectives are still worki ng to locate additional stolen property from these burglar ies. Further, evidence from other unsolved burglaries during the same time framec ontinues to be evaluated and processed in attempts to s olve more cases, Hays said. The investigation is ongoing and Hays requested that a nyone with information on these or any other residential burglaries to contact the sheriffs office at 402-7250. Anyone with information w ho wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS(8477c ontact Heartland Crime Stoppers at www.heartlandc rimestoppers.com/. C ontinued from page 1A Four jailed on burglary charges


C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Several revisions to school board rules regarding teachers anda dministrators will be considered by the school board Tuesday. As of July 1, 2011 new state statutes eliminated continuing contracts, also know as tenure. The revision to rule 6.18 reflects that change. Now when new teachers, or experienced teachers new to Highlands County, enter the district they will receive a one-school-year probationary contract. During that year, a teacher may be dismissed without cause or may resign without a breach of contract. Aprobationary contract may not be awarded more than once to same employee unless the employee was rehired after a break in service for which an authorized leave of absence was not granted. Once teachers have completed the probationary contract and been re-appointed for the subsequent school year, an annual contract will be awarded. Members of the administ rative staff will be given contracts of no more than three years on the condition that renewal of the contract from year to year will be based ona n annual review ... and renewed only when acceptable and satisfactory service has been rendered. The first 97 days of the initial contract will serve as a probationary period. After serving three years satisfactorily, administrative staff may have fixed contracts of up to three years at a time, again based on successful reviews and evaluations. Aproposed change to Rule 6.37, which deals with suspension and dismissal, would change the time allowed for requesting a hearing in answer to a petition of dism issal. Employees under annual or professional service contracts would have 15 days to respond. Employees undera continuing contract would h ave 30 days. Rule 6.40, which deals with assessment of employees, reflects the new state statutes requiring teacher and administrator annual evaluations. Evaluation of instructional personnel and school administrators shall include indicators of student learning growth. Student learning growth is determined by a formula and based on student test scores. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test is the primary, but not exclusive, source of student growth data. Contract rules to be updated to match state statutes Page 8ANews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012www.newssun.com COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; feb. ads p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 4 4 3 3 0 0 ap rotary; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; ap rotary; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 8 8 2 2 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 2/5/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 8 8 7 7 t o engage themselves in the story as well as master the skills that are set up by the state Department of E ducation. ere not just reading a b ook and doing the old school book report and t eaching a skill. We want to g et them hooked to learning a nd hooked to reading, especially, said Dickens. Greek gods and goddesses f illed one room, shouting at s pectators after they dropped i n change at each station to see the wax characters come to life. There are jars at each stat ion. You drop in a penny or a ny amount of change you want and the characters come to life and recite their lines. Some of these charac-t ers are really nice and some had bad attitude problems. Dont take it personal, its just from the book, warned Spencer. T he money collected from e ach of the jars will be donated to a worthy cause. The money goes to a charity called Charity Water. The charity builds wells forp eople and communities that dont have running water e xplained Spencer. As the parents and family members made there way from Mount Olympus to the Underworld to Camp HalfB lood and to Monsters and Mortals, they found some very unusual characters along the way. T here was Medusa, who was busy trying to get child ren to stare into her eyes. P oseidon complained about his siblings, Ares was as m ean as could be in Mount Olympus and Hades warned mortals to steer clear of the Underworld. Other characters were also p resent, like Hephaestus and, of course, Percy Jackson h imself, the books main character. The Living Wax Museum w as quite impressive and t ook the work of many st udents and teachers and parents to pull it all together. They worked so hard and t hey got a lot of help. We had former students come back and help. We had some of the high schools IB students come do some painting anda rt students, parents, faculty members. So many people w orked to pull this off, said D ickens. T he event was a huge succ ess and dozens of family members and friends cameo ut to show support of not only students, but the teachers who have gone out oft heir way and thought out of the box to help students gain a love of reading. Weve had some kids who have already finished the whole book series in justa couple of months because of this book and this project, Spencer said. Each of The Lightning Thief series books is on a f ifth-grade reading level. Continued from page 1A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Members of The School Board ofH ighlands County will be discussing proposed changes to several rules during their scheduled workshop Tuesday afternoon. T wo of the rules pertain to students. With new rule 5.18, the district will recognize the Interstate Compact onE ducational Opportunities for Military Children, which addresses the needs of educa-t ional transition issues faced by military families. Those issues include enrollment ande ligibility, educational records, placement, attend ance and graduation. The rule will direct the superintendent to developp rocedures to assist students of military families and r emove barriers to their educational success. Rule 5.341 deals with the management of disruptive classroom behavior amongs tudents with disabilities, especially when students p ose a threat to themselves or others. The focus shall be on the use of the least restric-t ive, but effective intervention for each student. O nly three methods of intervention are allowed time out, seclusion and physi cal restraint. Time outs come in two forms. Astudent able to observe classroom activities, but not participate in them; orn ot allowed to participate or observe. Seclusion means a student is removed from the class to another non-stimulatingr oom for a predetermined time. The rule would require t hat students be under constant observation by trained personnel. Students may not be locked or closed into a room that is unlit. Any space used must meet the rules oft he State Fire Marshall. Physical restraint refers only to manual techniques that involve physical force to restrict the students freem ovement. It is a method to prevent a student from harming himself/herself or others, the rule reads. Physical restraints hould only be used in an emergency situation when an immediate and significantt hreat to the student or others exists. No mechanical restraints, o r manual restraint restricting a students breathing are a llowed. The rule requires restraint to be used only by trained,q ualified school personnel. Those individuals must have a nnual refresher training. In addition, all instances of time outs, seclusion and restraint shall be documented and reported. The use ofp hysical restraint and seclusion shall be monitored and a nalyzed at the school and district level, as well as in the classroom. T he district must identify the staff members to be t rained in physical restraint, and develop the training for those individuals. I n a new component of the rule, the superintendent will be required to develop a plan for reducing the use of restraint and seclusion.Advanced academics to expandIn new school board rule 4 .15, advanced academics will extend to the elementary a nd middle schools. Classifications will be used to determine placement, with priority given to those students identified as gifted. All fifth-grade classes will p articipate in a school level science fair. All advanced academic teachers shall have a gifted endorsement or be workingt oward an endorsement by taking one class a year. The same methods will be used in selecting and placing students in middle schoola dvanced academic programs. Teachers will have to meet the same requirementsa s those at the elementary level. In addition, they will participate in staff develop-m ent activities at the district level. M iddle school advanced academic classes will be offered in the four contenta reas: language arts, mathematics, social studies and scie nce. Every student in the advanced academic program will participate in a school level science fair.Allowing private school students top lay sportsT he school board will also discuss extending participat ion in extracurricular activities to private school students. Students schooled by t heir families at home already have that opportunity. Private school students would be eligible to take parti n an interscholastic or intrascholastic sport at the middle or high school zoned for their residence. The students must meet all Floridas tatutes, requirements and rules established by the s chool board and FHSAA bylaws. School board to discuss several new rules Tuesday Students make book come to life News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR S pectators watch characters from The Lightning Thief come to life Thursday evening at Woodlawn Elementary School. 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C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING – Shannon Dunn thought the time was j ust right to finally venture out on her own and fulfill one of her lifelong dreams. “I’ve been a stylists for 12 years,” Dunn said. “I’ve been in the corporate world for 10 and have managed two corporate salons.” Dunn is formerly the manager of MasterCuts in the Lakeshore Mall. Through Dunn’s expertise and creative thinking, Lakeshore Mall saw its very first hair show. Dunn has had a loyal clientele and feels that leaving the corporate world to pursue her own small business is the best decision for her. “It was just the right time,” Dunn said when asked why she decided to venture out in a recovering economy. “I love the location, my landlord is great and it was j ust right,” Dunn said. The newest addition to Highlands County’s salon business is Dunn’s Flipping Out Salon. Located at 3605 Sebring Parkway next to Goin’Postal, Dunn is happy with the decision she made to pursue her own salon. “I opened up on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I thought ‘what a wonderful day to open up.’Everyone has a dream right,” Dunn stated. The salon currently offers hair, waxing and massage services. Dunn is working on service expansion; nail services will be offered in the future. Currently Flipping Out offers a licensed massage therapist and barber services. “I just don’t want this to grow for me I want to give other people the chance to grow with me. I hope this will expand to help everyone broaden in their own fields,” Dunn said. Dunn hopes to continue to bring affordable, good services to her clientele with her new salon. The uniqueness of Dunn’s style is certainly enough to keep the old clients and have new ones come through the door. “I like to play with different colors. I always do things for breast cancer awareness, especially during that month, and Locks of Love,” Dunn said. All in all, Dunn plans to continue her style and sophisticated services to the old and new alike. “My clients just have so much faith in me. I’ve been pleasantly humbled,” Dunn said. “I really love my job and my customers. I’m 12 years into it and I still love it just as much, if not more, than I did on the first day.” Dunn specializes in color, cuts, highlights, up-do’s and bridal and wedding parties. Flipping Out Salon offers discount days including $10 Tuesdays (hair cuts). Flipping Out Salon is opened Monday (appointment only) from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for massages. Hair and other services are available from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For appointments or more information regarding salon packages and services call 402-4605. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012Page 9A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 2/5/12; 0 0 0 1 6 5 8 5 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 2/5/12; 0 0 0 1 6 5 8 6 JEWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 2/5,12,19,26; 0 0 0 1 6 5 9 1 BUSINESS News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR (From left to right) Salon owner/cosmetologist Shannon Dunn stands proudly in the recently opened Flipping Out Salon. Dunn and her team, massage therapist Christal Snider and stylist Kim Hart-Elder, welcome customers new and old to the establishment. Former MasterCuts manager opens Flipping Out Salon Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID – Jeanne Warner and Wes Tanner, sales associates with CENTURY21 Compton Realty, were recognized as the top agents for the fourth quarter. Warner was named the office’s top producing sales associate with a total of $976,800 in sales volume with more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry. She holds a broker associate license. Warner was a sales manager for two successful real estate companies for many years before returning to sales. She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and professionalism to the office. She is well versed in all areas of real estate. Tanner was named the top producing listing associate with a total of $1,356,900 in listing volume. Tanner is a native Floridian; he relocated from Naples to Lake Placid in 2005. As an executive fo r APAC and an area manage r he generated the company multi-million dollars annually. He acquired his real Estate license in 2008.Tanner offers full service real estate assistance specializing in commercial, development and real estate investments. “Century 21 Compton Realty is pleased to recognize both Jeanne Warne r and Wes Tanner with this honor. “They are leaders and innovators, empowering local homebuyers and sellers with valuable information, helping them to make informed real estate decisions,” said Susan Compton, Broker o f Century 21 Compton Realty. Century 21 Compton recognizes its top producing associates Special to the News-SunSEBRING – Couture’s Discount, Inc., parent corporation of Couture’s Art Gallery & Frame Shop recently sold the commercial property housing the gallery and frame shop and announced the closing of the Sebring store. The store will hold a gigantic moving sale to clear its substantial inventory of art and home decor rather than move it to the Sarasota location. Custom framing operations will cease in Sebring with last orders taken on Feb 20. All framing equipment will be moved after that date, and the store will continue to liquidate the art and decor inventory until March 15 when the store will close and all remaining inventory will be moved to Sarasota. Couture’s will continue to operate their online and mobile art and gallery operations from their Sarasota location. “We struggled with this decision, but the sluggish economy in Highlands County and the cultural and art opportunities in Sarasota, where we have a good customer base, make it a good business decision for us. “We have been in business in Sebring for 15 years and have so many wonderful friends and customers here that the decision was indeed a difficult one,” Dick Couture said. Dick and Allora Couture will maintain their Lake Istokpoga home for return visits to Highlands County, but will relocate their primary residence to their Sarasota home. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012www.newssun.com josh thompson; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, josh thompson concert; 0 0 0 1 6 6 2 7 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 0 0 0 1 6 6 3 5 By NEILSIMPSON Special to the News-SunSEBRING – Two of Sebring’s more prominent doctors are major sponsors of the Tanglewood Residents’ Cancer Benefit again this year. Dr. Vinod Thakkar and Dr. P.J. Patel have been amazed by Tanglewood’s ability to raise so much money each year for cancer research and are thrilled to help out. Thakkar was raised in India and moved to New Jersey in 1973 where he spent five years in medical school before discovering Sebring in 1979 with its great weather, abundance of cattle and oranges and only one traffic light. When Thakkar, a gastroenterologist, and his wife, an anesthetist, arrived in Sebring there weren’t many doctors and there was a real need for specialists with the skills this young couple possessed. The Thankkars raised their son and daughter in Sebring. Taking the kids to Lakeland for gymnastics was too much, so Thakkar joined with the YMCAto build the gymnastics centre. Lacking theater opportunities for the children led to the Thakkar Pavilion at the Highlands Little Theatre. Their daughter now practices law in Tampa and their son is a cancer specialist in Charlotte, N.C. The Thakkars have two grandsons, one granddaughter and a fourth grandchild on its way. The community focus has continued with the Thakkar Foundation, which was established in 1984-85. The foundation distributes its resources equally in five areas: sports, natural disasters, international aid, education in Sebring and miscellaneous events. As a supporter of the American Cancer Society, Tanglewood’s Cancer Benefit was a natural fit. Patel was also born in India but soon moved to Ocala where he attended high school. He graduated from University of South Florida and went to Columbia Medical School where he earned his Gasterenterology Fellowship. In 2003 Patel brought his advanced skills in cancer staging and diagnosis to Sebring, looking to settle in a small town close to home. Thakkar’sexcellent reputation made it an even easier decision to locate here. Patel’s wife is a biochemist in cancer research. They have two boys, ages 9 and 6. Patel is following Dr. Thakkar's example of giving back to the community. He is proud to be helping with funding for the International Baccalaureate program at Sebring High School, is a board member of NUHOPE Hospice as well as being a supporter of the cultural programs at South Florida Community College. Patel was asked to be the guest speaker at Tanglewood's Luminary event in 2009. That led to the doctors’ongoing support for the Tanglewood Residents’ Cancer Benefit. Thakkar and Patel have been joined in their practice by Dr. Avalos and have opened a satellite office on U.S. 27 North, close to Tanglewood. Their practice serves an aging population and they want everyone to be proactive about all aspects of their health with a special focus on diet and exercise. Prevention is key and they urge seniors to continue having colonoscopies. To emphasize this message, there will be a special raffle at the Feb. 21 Tanglewood Residents’ Cancer Benefit. The doctors will offer two free colonoscopies and dinner out on the town. They suggest that wives buy a ticket so they may give the gift of healthy living to their husbands. Thakkar, Patel give back to giving community BUSINESS Courtesy photo Dr. Vinod Thakkar (seated) and Dr. P.J. Patel are quite involved with the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit. This year the duo is offering a special raffle for the Feb. 21 event.


C M Y K IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA001136AOOOXX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, FOR HOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff, vs. JULIE M. WHITNEY; CHRISTOPHER C. WHITNEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 19th day of December, 2011, and entered in Case No. 282009CA001136AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, FOR HOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA FUNDING CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5, is the Plaintiff and JULIE M. WHITNEY; CHRISTOPHER C. WHITNEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 36, BLOCK EE, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VII, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 7, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 31st day of January, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk February 5, 12, 2012 Spring Lake Improvement District Notice of Intent to Apply For Federal Assistance Spring Lake Improvement District is complying with the requirements of 7CFR 1780.19(a) by publishing this Notice of Intent to Apply for a loan/grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Utilities Service. This project will consist of implementation of an updated Storm Water Management Plan, in conformance with the requirements of the South Florida Water Management District. The project will include excavation of lakes and canals, construction of water management areas for improving water quality and overall storm water improvements. Any written questions or comments may be directed to: Mr. Joe DeCerbo, District Manager Spring Lake Improvement District 115 Spring Lake Blvd. Sebring Florida 33876-6143 @ (863) 655-1715 February 5, 8, 12, 15, 2012 P U B L I C C N O T I C E A v o n n P a r k k A i r r F o r c e e R a n g e R e s t o r a t i o n n A d v i s o r y y B o a r d M e e t i n g g N o t i c e The next Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting for the A von Park Air Force Range (AFR) Environmental Restoration Program (ERP) will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at the Jacaranda Hotel, 19 East Main Street, Avon Park, Florida 33825. The purpose of the RAB is to update the public on the environmental cleanup progress at the Range and allow the public the opportunity to provide input for the Program. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Erik Swanson at (863) 452-4137 or via e-mail at erik.swanson3.ctr@us.af.mil. February 5, 2012 IN THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-19 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF LAWRENCE E. WOEHLERT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LAWRENCE E. WOEHLERT, deceased, whose date of death was December 10, 2011, and the last four digits of whose social security number is 7291, is pending in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 29, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Goebel Kent Reece 16 Century Boulevard Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael T. Heider, CPA Attorney for Petitioner, Goebel K. Reece Michael T. Heider, P.A. Florida Bar Number: 30364 10300 49th Street North Clearwater, Florida 33762 Telephone: (888)483-5040 Fax: (888)615-3326 E-Mail: admin@heiderlaw.com January 29; February 5, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC-11-170 MARK E. GOSE, Plaintiff Vs A IRPORT DEVELOPMENT, INC. a Florida corporation, and JERE D. CREED, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jere Creed 1755 SE 7th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for a receivership and an audit and to dissolve a corporation has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE, of BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 325 North Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before March 12, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated this 31st day of January, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (SEAL) February 5, 12, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 07001067 GCS Division: LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF MAY 1, 2006 GSAMP TRUST 2006-HE3, Plaintiff, Vs. YOEL R. PEREZ A/K/A YOEL RAFAEL PEREZ; JANY MANEIRO; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR THE SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING, LLC; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION TENANT #1 N/K/A MELINA PANTOJA, AND TENANT #2 N/K/A MARCOS PANTOJA Defendants. AMENDED RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 5, 2012, and entered in Case No. 07001067 GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF MAY 1, 2006 GSAMP TRUST 2006-HE3 is Plaintiff and YOEL R. PEREZ A/K/A YOEL RAFAEL PEREZ; JANY MANEIRO; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR THE SPECIALIZED LOAN SERVICING, LLC; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION TENANT #1 N/K/A MELINA PANTOJA, AND TENANT #2 N/K/A MARCOS PANTOJA; are defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bider for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT at 11:00 A.M. on THE 22nd day of February, 2012; the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 920 AND 921, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 90, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. AS DESCRIBED IN MORTGAGE BOOK 1914 PAGE 1983 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 30th day of January, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy of Court February 5, 12, 2012 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 28-2009-CA-001370 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2 Plaintiff, vs. FICHOT; ESTATE OF ROSE M.; DOE; JOHN; DOE; JANE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE; HEIRS; DEVISEES; GRANTEES; ASSIGNEES; LIENOR; CREDITORS; TRUSTEES; ALL OTHER WHO CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF ROSE M. FICHOT; DECEASED, ET AL Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE; HEIRS; DEVISEES; GRANTEES; ASSIGNEES; LIENORS; CREDITORS; TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING A N INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ROSE M. FICHOT 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. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOT 412, SECTION ``D'', SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 13, 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 23rd day of January, 2012. 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C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012www.newssun.co m 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 10-000621-GCS SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. JOSHUA DIEDRICH and A NGELA DAWN FAULKNER, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Summary Judgment entered in the above-styled action, the property described below will be sold by the Clerk of this Court at a Public Sale, at 11:00 a.m. on February 22, 2012, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 430 South Commerce A venue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867: Lot 11, Block 10, of Highland Park Estates, Section H, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk February 5, 12, 2012 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION A CCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON FEBRUARY 22, 2012, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Lorimar Cuencas 207 Tori Trinder 232 Linda Switzer 356 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. January 29; February 5, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11000652GCS TCM FLORIDA IX, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. FREEDOM LAND TRUST LLC, a foreign limited liability company, GEORGE A. BECKHAM, and GLENDA J. BECKHAM, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO S45.031, FLA. STAT. TO ALL DEFENDANTS AND A LL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on January 23, 2012, in Case No.: 11000652GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which TCM FLORIDA IX, LLC is the Plaintiff, and FREEDOM LAND TRUST LLC, et al., are the Defendants, I, Bob Germaine, the Highlands County Clerk of the Court, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lots 9 and 10 in Block 18, and Lot 3, Block 19, of Town of Avon Park, in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, according to the official plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, of the Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida (of which Highlands County was formerly a part). The sale will be held on February 16, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., or soon thereafter, to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth in this Final Judgment, in the Highlands County Court House, Jury A ssembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, in accordance with S45.031, Fla. Stat. 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on the 23rd day of January, 2012. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Court (court seal) By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 29; February 5, 2012 1050LegalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified Classified ads get fast results DUMMY 2012 5X21.5 SERVICE DIRECTORY AD # 00015557


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012Page 13 A CAR TRAILER6' x 16'. Brakes, Dual Wheels. Very good cond. $1800 Call 863-385-2391 9220Utility Trailers TRIKE 2003Yamaha, 650cc. 5400 mi. Lots of extras. $8900. Call 863-655-4528 SCOOTER 2008SUZUKI BURGMAN 400, pin stripping,matching trunk, 3,400 miles, in great condition. Call 863-453-7027 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 TransportationFOR SALEFalcon II tow bar with accessories. Roadmaster Guardian shield. Gen-turi generator exhaust system. Whispering Pines. 270-556-6847. 8450Motor HomesROAD KING44', 5th Wheel, 2012. 4 slide outs, 2 bdrm/2 bath. All options, Must sell! $44,000. Call 860-331-5208. 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING FRANCISII MHP ANNUAL GARAGE SALE, 2800 Real McCoy Dr, Sat, Feb 11th, 8am-2pm. Crafts, Bake Sale, Raffle, Snack Bar also available. SEBRING -GARAGE SALE February 9, 10 & 11, 8am-? 211 Wren Avenue, Sebring Hills. Pool table, household. SEBRING -2911 Las Vegas Blvd., Fri & Sat, Feb. 10th & 11th, 8am 1pm. Clothing (men's women's & childrens), Toys & Misc. Too Much To List! LAKE PLACIDAlpine Village, Bake & Rummage Sale, RAIN or SHINE! (mostly enclosed), 18 Center St, US 27 S. to 70 E., 1/4 mi on left, Fri, Feb 10, 7am-2pm, Sat, Feb 11, 7am-Noon. Furniture, Major & Minor appliances, Microwaves, CD's, Gas Grill, Many Household items, Camping & Fishing Equip, Garden Tools, Like new Dish Washer, Crafts & Magnetic Picture Frames, Plants, Flowers, Produce & Refreshments. 7320Garage &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), wooden cabinets. Mint condition. $100 863-382-6312 7310Bargain Buys TREE POLETRIMMER $15. 863-382-0555 TOOL BOX4 Drawer / Hinge Top / Craftsman. $10. 863-655-3728 THOMASVILLE 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 SINK -Stainless Steel, Double w/ Swing Faucet. $12. 863-655-3728 REFRIGERATOR FRIGIDAIRELocking Wine/Beverage refrigerator. Black, excel cond. $100 Call 863-399-1977 MATTRESS, TWIN,w/box spring & headboard. $50 Call 703-909-1133 GREEN PLANTERin Rattan Stand. $30. 863-382-6006 GOLF BALLS/ GOOD USED / PER DOZEN $2. 863-385-2605 FRAMED ARTPRINT Leroy Neiman's "Show Jumping" 33" x 27". $100 Call 863-699-1119 EXERCISE BENCHBy AB w/ Video & Directions. $12. 863-655-3728 DESK MATfor Office Chair. $15. 863-382-6006 COMPUTER DESK/ Light Cherry Wood $40. 863-453-3398 CHEST -Diamond plate, aluminum, 48" long, good for pickup or trailer. Very Nice! $90. 863-453-7027 BRAKE CONTROLLERfor Trailers. Tekonsha Prodigy. This is a Quality Controller. $25. 863-453-7027 5 TIRES215 / 65R 16. Will Pass Inspection. $15. 863-655-3728 7310Bargain BuysBROYHILL FONTANA* Light Wood Twin beds (2) with matching night stand and Jamison Mattresses. $290. SOLD!!!! 7300MiscellaneousDIRT DEVILRoom mate sweeper $20. MAGELLAN Roadmate GPS #1412 used 3 times $50. AUDIOVOX two way radios $10. BUG ZAPPER, $5. 5 gal. gas can $5. 1 gal. gas can $2. ADCO, TYVEK R.V. cover, NEW, fits trailers 28'7'' to 31'6'' $125. BED EXTENDER, NEW, for Ford F-150, aluminum pipe, $50. 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. 7300Miscellaneous 7180Furniture 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 3BR, 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 PARKLAKES 3BR, 2BA, 2Car garage, Fenced in back yard. $800 per month. Call 863-453-9544 Leave message. 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. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING LOVELY,Newly painted & furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets! Utilities & cable included $425/mo 863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING PINEKey Villa. Gated Community. 2/2, Pool. Very Nice. $750/mo. + $500 security. Call 863-382-2812 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING -(2) Double Wide, C/H/A, Quiet Area, Children OK. No Pets. (1) 3BR, 1 1/2BA & (1) 2BR, 2BA. 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 -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 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 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 5050Mobile 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. Cathedral 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 PlacidSEBRING 3/2.Large garage. Fenced in Yard. 100 x 150. $65,000. Call 863-314-0130 4080Homes for SaleSebringOPEN HOUSE/ GREAT LOCATION 2917 Wallace Dr. (off Hammock Rd.) Like New Manufactured Home. Sunday Feb, 5th, 1 3 PM. 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial 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. Please email resume to: inspired2think@aol.com SEND REPLYto Box 114, The News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL,33870.MAINTENANCE PERSON NEEDED F/T for large assisted living facility. Someone who has knowledge of repairing A/C's small general repairs, floor care, painting and various other duties. problem solving ability a must. Salary based on experience. SELF STARTERMONEY MOTIVATED LIKE TO WORK OUTSIDE. Highland County area. Outside sales, door to door, store front, & events. Expd. Easy Sale. $15-$20 possible. Call Ed: 352-217-9937 SATELLITE INSTALLATIONTECH Needed, must have Truck/Van & basic tools, will train. Send resume to floridatotalcom@verizon.net OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT Experienced Ophthalmic Assistant Positions available, COA preferred but not required. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Blue Streak Benji Toney is now a Tiger. The senior was a part of Wednesdays national signing day, inking his name to accept a scholarship to attend Benedict College in Columbia, SC, with his family on hand. (Former Blue Streak Jamaa Massaline went there, so he was a good source, Toney said. I went for a visit and the coaches were real receptive and it felt like the place I wanted to go. Toney battled back from a late-season knee injury that kept him out of post-season all-star showcases, but his play on the field was hard to deny as he was a consistent and explosive force on defense. Looking to major in criminal justice, Toney is anxious for the next chapter of his life. Im ready to go as soon as possible, he said. Not everyone gets this chance andI want to make the most of it. Primarily a defensive lineman for the Streaks, Toney also saw some time standing upright as a linebacker, utilizing his speed, as well as on the offensive side of the ball as a fullback when those tough, crucial yards were needed. I know I will need to get bigger, faster and stronger he said. But I want to play my first year, so Im going to put in the work. And while his head coach, LaVaar Scott, knows Toney will do his part on the field, he knows the importance of other aspects. It was good to have had someone there, in Jamaa, he said. Someone who knew the school, knew the coaches. And someone who graduated. You get a kid that goes there, plays and graduates, it makes it easier for the next kids. And thats what my job is all about, getting them this opportunity, Scott continued. Wins and losses keep my job, but this is, to me, the most important part. B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK The stands were packed, the energy was high and the intensity palpable as the Lady Devils and Green Dragons squared off in Fridays District 10-4Atournament championship. And it was the intensity provided by the Avon Park defense, along with perhaps a little bit of nerves, that helped thel adies in red claim the district crown with a 54-36 w in over new rival Lake P lacid. N ot a new rival, in the literal sense, as the county competitors have been familiar foes over the years. But it was this season, for the first time in a long time, that the Lady Dragons had joined the battle forcing a narrow two-point Devil win in December before knocking them for a loop in a 24-point win in January. But with that loss still a recent memory, Avon Park came out with a heightened energy and a more focused plan. e came out determined to defend our home court, head coach Paulette Daley said. We made some changes defensively and the girls were really focused. Stalwart senior guard Brekayla English got the ball rolling with a drive to start the scoring, with Johntavia Perry soon adding a pair of free throws surrounding a Kunshe Wilson score for Lake Placid for a 4-2 Lady Devil lead. Standout junior Alex Coyne would even it up on a drive from the left, but Connie Dewberry rattled in a three to put Avon Park back on top. The Dragons, however, would put together a run, with a Coyne steal and score and two inside buckets from Jamacia Gayle, while the Devils would muster just one English free throw for a 10-8 Lake Placid lead after one. The back-and-forth battle continued into the second period, with each side of the gym erupting with each teams score. Toryana Jones rained in a three to start the quarter, with another English free throw making it a 12-10 Avon Park lead. But the Dragons got it back with an Arnetia Gobourne score, off a dish from Coyne, and a Gayle put-back. At this point, however, the Devil defense would tighten the screws, intensifying their box-and-one to limit Coynes opportunities and limiting Lake Placid to plenty of forced shots that were missing badly. This helped a run that saw Avon Park roll off the next 15 points. Jones drained another three and Perry worked inside for two scores. Kayla Wilson put back an offensive rebound, English drove the lane for two and Jones capped the run with a fast break lay-up that had the lead at a now commanding 27-14. Coyne would answer with a buzzer-beating three pointer, to cut the lead to an even 10 at the half. Lake Placid head coach Jackie Coyne had mentioned after Tuesdays win over DeSoto that her squad was a second-half team, and that a deficit at the break was almost a bonus. But that 10-point hole was a deep one and was made even deeper with six straight Lady Devil points began the third. Perry followed her own missed jumper and put it in, SPORTS B SE CTION Inside This Section S uper Bowl matchup . . .4B Noles land top QB . . .4B News-Sun Sunday, February 5, 2012 N ews-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE Above: Connie Dewberry leads the celebration of the Lady Red Devils after Fridays win clinched the District 10-4A title. Below: Coach Paulette Daley and senior Brekayla English embrace to savor the moment of their first district championship. Lady Devils, District Champs Avon Park54Lake Placid36 See AP, Page 3B B y BARRYFOSTER S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING It looks to be an epic Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida with both the American Le Mans Series and the World Endurance Championship boasting allstar line-ups. O fficials of the new FIA W orld Endurance Championship have released their roster with the new Audi R-18 Le Mans Prototypes to be challenged at Sebring by the Rebellion Toyota. Also in the mix are LMPs from Lola, Pescalaro and Honda. Meanwhile, the American L e Mans Series presented by T equila Patron gets underway in earnest next week with four days of test and tune sessions. Monday and Tuesday will see support series cars including IMSALites and the GT3 series. Wednesday and Thursday the 12 Hour contenders will take to the track with nearlyt wo dozen teams on the rost er. Le Mans Prototypes signed up include the Muscle Milkentry of Pickett Racing plus a pair of cars from Level 5 motorsports both teams will field Honda Performance Development cars. Also slated to run is Pecom Racings Oreca. Awide range of GTentries Winter testing this week at SIR Photo courtesy of ALMS.com K rohn Racing and its Ferrari F458 GT will be one of a slew o f teams at Sebring International Raceway this week for winter testing. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Benji Toney, with parents Arnold and Mary by his side, signs his letter of intent to attend Benedict College and play for the Tigers. Also on hand for the special moment were, left to right, sisters Teara Hunter, Ardaje Toney and brother Arnold Toney Jr. Toney now a Tiger S ee SIR, Page 4B Courtesy photo Vicente Moore lead six Blue Streaks out of their wrestling district tournament to qualify for regionals next week. Moore took first in the 182-pound weight class, Josh Figur won at 170 and Chris DeJesus p laced second at 160. Also finishing in the top four to advance were Dalton Helvey, Nathan Franklin and Dakota Slade. Six Streaks move on Special to the News-SunSEBRING The heavy h itting continued in Sebring 60-plus Softball League action this past week, as the Cubs topped the White Sox, 14-13, and the Red Sox doubled up the Angels, 22-11, on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Tallying three hits each for the victorious Cubs were Larry Ambuhl, Don Dobbert, Robert Fanstock and John Buja. Ambuhl drove in the difference maker in the bottom of the eighth, to help Rudy Pribble get the win on the mound. Chuck Fluharty nearly hit for the cycle for the Pale Hose, getting two singles, a double and a triple, while George Lavorie also collected four hits in the losing effort. In the other contest, the Red Sox got four hits from Dick Ostreck and Bob Poulin, with Jim Radcliffe, Todd Marti n, Fred Knell, Mel Gross and Harry Bell each totaled three hits. Spider McMinn and Russ Moody had four hits apiece for the Angels, with Woody Woodward, Gene Phillips, Brian Balcombe, Larry Lane and Brian Pluta each collecting three base-knocks. And those scores were actually tame compared to the action Monday, Jan. 30, with the Red Sox edging the Cubs by a 27-26 score. Earl Richardson paced the Sox attack with a grand slam home run, with Jesse Hathaway also going deep and adding a single and double. Billy Todd had four hits, as did winning pitcher Dick Ostreck, with Fred Knell also adding three hits. The Cubs got five hits from John Buja, four each Sebring 60s still sluggin See 60s, Page 4B


C M Y K McFarling Golf ScrambleSEBRING SpringLake Golf Resort will be hosting the 6th Annual James McFarling Golf Scramble on Saturday, March 10, on the Panther Creek course. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. w ith a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Cost of the four-person, flighted scramble will be $50 per person, which includes team prizes, closest to the pin awards and l unch, which will follow in Michaels Restaurant. T here will be a $10,000 Hole In One p rize on No. 16, as well as major prize packages on all Par 3s. Proceeds benefit the Highlands County Sertoma Junior Golf Tour Scholarship Fund. To register, or for more information, contact John Delaney at 655-3686.Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, March 31, at the Country Club of Sebring. The four-man scramble with handicap flights has a $65 entry fee per person. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. 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.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 Womans Club of Sebring, P.O.Box 8174, Sebring, FL33872. Registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 13. To obtain an entry form or more information contact Johnell West at 382-0824. The proceeds are to benefit the Womens Club of Sebring Scholarship Fund 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 (westan 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 Philadelphia167.696 Boston1210.545312New York815.3488 New Jersey816.333812Toronto816.333812Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami176.739 Atlanta167.6961 Orlando149.6093 Washington419.17413 Charlotte320.13014 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago196.760 Indiana166.727112Milwaukee1012.455712Cleveland813.3819 Detroit520.20014WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio159.625 Dallas1410.5831 Houston1310.565112Memphis1211.522212New Orleans419.1741012Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City184.818 Denver158.652312Utah129.571512Portland1310.565512Minnesota1112.478712Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers137.650 L.A. Lakers149.60912Golden State812.4005 Phoenix814.3646 Sacramento715.3187 ___ Thursdays Games Memphis 96, Atlanta 77 Chicago 105, New York 102 San Antonio 93, New Orleans 81 Sacramento 95, Portland 92 Golden State 119, Utah 101 Denver 112, L.A. Clippers 91 Fridays Games Toronto 106, Washington 89 Miami 99, Philadelphia 79 Orlando 102, Cleveland 94 Minnesota 108, New Jersey 105 Detroit 88, Milwaukee 80 Houston 99, Phoenix 81 Oklahoma City 101, Memphis 94 Boston 91, New York 89 Indiana 98, Dallas 87 L.A. Lakers 93, Denver 89 Saturdays Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, late Orlando at Indiana, late L.A. Clippers at Washington, late Dallas at Cleveland, late New Orleans at Detroit, late New Jersey at New York, late Houston at Minnesota, late Oklahoma City at San Antonio, late Chicago at Milwaukee, late Charlotte at Phoenix, late L.A. Lakers at Utah, late Golden State at Sacramento, late Denver at Portland, late Sundays Games Memphis at Boston, 12 p.m. Toronto at Miami, 1 p.m. LEAGUE LEADERS Scoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL25014867929.5 James, MIA23315964229.2 Durant, OKC21213659427.0 Love, MIN18316957625.0 Anthony, NYK16113047823.9 Rose, CHI16611047023.5 Aldridge, POR2139852522.8 Westbrook, OKC18110448021.8 Ellis, GOL1528340821.5 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Howard, ORL8327235515.4 Love, MIN9321731013.5 Bynum, LAL5817022812.0 Varejao, CLE9614824411.6 Griffin, LAC6415421810.9 Cousins, SAC8913822710.8 Gasol, MEM5119024110.5 Humphries, NJ8514422910.4 Assists GAMESASTAVG Nash, PHX201989.9 Rondo, BOS141299.2 Paul, LAC151369.1 Rubio, MIN232028.8 Calderon, TOR242108.8 D. Williams, NJ232008.7 Rose, CHI201608.0 Lowry, HOU211688.0 Parker, SAN241837.6 Miller, DEN231667.2 Steals GAMESSTLAVG Conley, MEM21542.57 Paul, LAC15362.40 Rubio, MIN23532.30 Shumpert, NYK19392.05 Westbrook, OKC22452.05 Lowry, HOU21422.00 Teague, ATL23451.96 Iguodala, PHL23441.91 Blocked Shots GamesBLKAVG McGee, WAS23703.04 Jordan, LAC20603.00 Ibaka, OKC22612.77 Gasol, MEM23522.26 Howard, ORL23512.22 Dalembert, HOU23492.13 Thomas, CHA16332.06 Camby, POR20391.95 Bynum, LAL19371.95EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers3212569136100 Philadelphia3014666167145 Pittsburgh2918462157132 New Jersey2819359138142 N.Y. Islanders2122749122146 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3215266175108 Ottawa2720761161166 Toronto2619658156152 Buffalo2124648122151 Montreal1923947134142 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida24151159128139 Washington2620456141145 Winnipeg2423654129147 Tampa Bay2223549141170 Carolina1925947135164WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit3516171167121 St. Louis3013767125102 Nashville3117466146135 Chicago2917765169158 Columbus1432634120174 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver3115567164128 Minnesota2519757120131 Calgary2422654124141 Colorado2625254133148 Edmonton2026545133148 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose2914664142112 Los Angeles25171060114114 Dallas2622254134143 Phoenix2221852131138 Anaheim1924846132154 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Detroit 4, Vancouver 3, SO Carolina 3, Boston 0 New Jersey 5, Montreal 3 Philadelphia 4, Nashville 1 Winnipeg 2, Tampa Bay 1, OT Minnesota 1, Colorado 0 Edmonton 8, Chicago 4 San Jose 5, Dallas 2 Fridays Games N.Y. Islanders 2, Ottawa 1, OT Florida 2, Winnipeg 1 St. Louis 1, Los Angeles 0 Calgary 3, Chicago 1 Columbus 3, Anaheim 2, OT Saturdays Games Pittsburgh at Boston, late New Jersey at Philadelphia, late Washington at Montreal, late Vancouver at Colorado, late Toronto at Ottawa, late Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders, late Los Angeles at Carolina, late Florida at Tampa Bay, late St. Louis at Nashville, late Minnesota at Dallas, late San Jose at Phoenix, late Detroit at Edmonton, late Sundays Games Boston at Washington, 12:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 1 p.m. Winnipeg at Montreal, 2 p.m.SCORING LEADERSPlayerTeamGAPTS Malkin PIT273259 Giroux PHI193857 Stamkos TB332255 H. Sedin VAN114354 Tavares NYI223153 Hossa CHI203353 Datsyuk DET143953 Toews CHI272552 D. Sedin VAN223052 Lupul TOR203252 Kessel TOR262551 Eberl EDM203050 Spezza OTT203050 Selanne ANH183149 3 tied with 48 pts.BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESPromoted Kevin Cummings to director of ballpark operations. CHICAGO WHITE SOXAgreed to terms with 1B Dan Johnson on a minor league contract. CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with 1B Casey Kotchman on a one-year contract. National League CHICAGO CUBSAgreed to terms with RHP Matt Garza on a one-year contract. COLORADO ROCKIESAgreed to terms with RHP Matt Belisle on a two-year contract. LOS ANGELES DODGERSAgreed to terms with RHP Todd Correy on a oneyear contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERSAgreed to terms with RHP Shaun Marcum on a one-year contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBAFined Dallas owner Mark Cuban $75,000 for his criticism of NBA officiating following a 95-86 loss to Oklahoma City on Feb. 1 and fined Dallas coach Rick Carlisle $35,000 for kicking a ball into the stands with 9:34 remaining in the game. HOUSTON ROCKETSAssigned F Marcus Morris to Rio Grande Valley (NBADL LOS ANGELES CLIPPERSAgreed to terms with F Kenyon Martin on a oneyear contract. MILWAUKEE BUCKSPlaced G Darington Hobson on waivers.FOOTBALLNational Football League DENVER BRONCOSNamed Mike Sullivan director of football administration. OAKLAND RAIDERSNamed Steve Hoffman special teams coordinator.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NHLFined New Jersey F Patrik Elias $2,500 for boarding Montreal F Mike Blunden in a Feb. 2 game. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETSAssigned C Andrew Joudrey to Springfield (AHL DETROIT RED WINGSRecalled G Joey MacDonald from Grand Rapids (AHL MINNESOTA WILDTraded F Casey Wellman to the N.Y. Rangers for C Erik Christensen and a conditional 2013 seventh-round draft pick. Reassigned F Chad Rau to Houston (AHL MONTREAL CANADIENSRecalled RW Aaron Palushaj from Hamilton (AHL NEW JERSEY DEVILSPlaced C Adam Henrique on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 24. OTTAWA SENATORSRecalled F Jim OBrien from Binghamton (AHL PITTSBURGH PENGUINSSigned C Joe Vitale to a two-year contract extension. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGReassigned F Pierre-Cedric Labrie to Norfolk (AHLCOLLEGECONNECTICUTAnnounced mens basketball coach Jim Calhoun is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Boys Basketball at District Tournament,Mulberry,TBD; Baseball at Bill Jarrett Tournament,Avon Park,TBD TUESDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Tournament,Avon Park,TBD; Boys Tennis vs.Hardee, 4:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Hardee,4:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Tournament,Avon Park,TBD Sebring MONDAY: Boys Basketball at District Tournament,Kathleen,7 p.m.; Baseball at Bill Jarrett Tournament,Avon Park,TBD; Girls Tennis at Lake Gibson,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Tournament,Avon Park,TBD; Softball vs.Hardee, 5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at All Saints Academy,4 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Bill Jarrett Tournament,Avon Park,TBD SFCC M ONDAY: Baseball at Indian River State College,2:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Daytona State College,4 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Broward College,5 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at College of Central Florida,1 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Baseball hosts Bill Jarrett Tournament,TBD; Boys Tennis at DeSoto,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.DeSoto,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at District Tournament,Mulberry,TBD; Baseball hosts Bill Jarrett Tournament,TBD W EDNESDAY: Baseball hosts Bill Jarrett Tournament,TBD N N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 6 6 p p . m m . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; s ports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 1 1 3 3 W ELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 6 6 3 3 6 6 English drove for two and Imani Tate muscled one in u nderneath. Coyne the canned a trey and Kunshe Wilson stoppedand-popped a short jumper on the break to breath a little life into the Dragons. English answered with a three-pointer of her own, however, but Coyne was starting to heat up. A floater and two more three pointers got the visiting crowd going with visions of a comeback. B ut the Devils mixed in a Jones drive, inside scores from English and Perry, and a free throw from Dewberry to hold off any runs and push the lead back to 43-30 headi ng into the final eight minutes. Having given the home crowd a sense of both relief and excitement at what was s eeming like the inevitable, Avon Park held on in a somew hat sloppy fourth. W ith both teams in the bonus, free throw chances were at a premium, though neither team took much advantage, with Lake Placid going 4-of-9 in the fourth and the Devils hitting 3-of-8. But, though Coyne would score on a nice drive to cap off her game-high 22 points, the Lad Devils would get an English drive and inside scores from Perry and Tate in the waning moments that soon lead to celebration and added another title for the City of Champions. ow, was the first word for a while from a drained D aley afterward. Ive been trying every year for this. Ive been here five years and this is my first district championship. Weve had our ups and downs all year, but these girls really responded tonight. And though the competition was fierce, Daley had nothing but praise for the heights Lake Placid reached this season. (Coach Coyne remarkable job there, she has turned that program around, she said. For us, I was digging to find the last district championship we won and had a really hard time. So we told the girls that this was their chance to do something that hasnt been done in years. Which they did with a balanced scoring effort that saw three in double figures. English lead the way with 16, followed closely by Jones13 and Perrys 12. Outside the other locker room, coach Coyne accepted her teamsfate. oull have nights like t his, she said. We had an off night and they played a great game. It wasnt a matter of effort, the girls played their hearts out, but it was a game where the ball just wast going in the basket. (Coach Daley great adjustments and I give them a lot of credit. It was a great match-up, but we will just take a day off and make a new goal, which is regionals. With both teams qualifying for the state playoffs by reaching the district title game, Avon Park will host District 9-4Arunner up, Academy of the Holy Names, Thursday at 7 p.m. Lake Placid will head to Tampa to face the Lady Crusaders Thursday. Tampa Catholic trailed the Jaguars at the half Friday night, but rode a 27-point third quarter to a 62-45 win. Continued from 1B N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE This battle under the boards between, from left, Imani Tate, Kunshe Wilson, Jamacia Gayle and Johntavia Perry, was but one example of the intensity with which Fridays district title game was played. AP claims crown, hosts Academy of the Holy Names Thursday News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Far left: Toryana Jones hit two three pointers among her 13 p oints in helping the Lady Devils to Fridays win. Near left: A lex Coyne dishes off a no-look pass and would score a g ame-high 22 points, but it wasnt nearly enough to overcome Avon Park.


C M Y K By BARRYWILNER Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS MVP quarterbacks on marquee franchises. Arematch of a nail-biter from four years ago, featuring many of the same key characters. Madonna and plenty of Manning Eli, and Peyton, too. T his Super Bowl certainly has all the makings of another thriller, the perfect finish to a season that began in turmoil and wound up the most successful in league history. The NFLcouldnt have planned it any better. s actually been a very fun week here, said Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, seeking his fourth Super Bowl ring in 11 seasons, and doing it in the city where archrival Peyton Manning has worked for 13 years if not for much longer, given his health issues and disagreements with Colts management. Its a bit surreal to be playing in Indys home stadium and to be practicing at their facility Its been even weirder for Eli Manning to have led the Giants here, only to find hiss uperb season and chase for a second championship overshadowed by big brother. The most popular storyline t his week has been Peytons pain in his neck. O r, rather, his status followi ng three neck surgeries in 19 months; whether the Colts will keep him around, at the cost of a $28 million roster bonus due in March; and whether hes truly feuding with owner Jim Irsays rebuilding organization. Eli, who will surpass his brother for NFLtitles with a victory Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium yes, Peytons Place claims his siblings issues are irrelevant to this game, in which New York (12-7 Im proud of Peyton. Ive talked to him this week. None of that comes up, Eli said. When I talk to Peyton, he does a great job of trying to keep me relaxed. (We) talk a little football and talk about New England some. Hes supported me this week. I know h s just working hard trying to get healthy and Im going to support him on that. While Eli would own two championships with a victory, to one for Peyton, Brady could tie his childhood quarterbacking hero, Joe Montana, and Terry Bradshaw with four. Coach Bill Belichick would equal Chuck Noll with the same number. To get it, the Patriots (15-3 must protect their crown jewel. Four years ago, Brady was banged around so much by New York that it turned the Super Bowl in the Giants favor. Yes, they needed David Tyrees miracle pin-the-ballagainst-the-helmet catch, then Plaxico Burresstouchdown reception to shatter NewE nglands perfect season. But that victory was built on the relentless pressure applied to Brady. T he formula hasnt changed. We feel that we certainly h ave a very strong group of men in the front, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. s just the way we play and prefer to play. Its a pressure group, and we have played better in the back end as well, probably as a result of the ball having to come out faster than it has at certain times during the year Brady certainly remembers the pain, physically and emotionally, from the beating he took on the field and the scoreboard. Any time you lose, its a tough thing, Brady said. eve lost one Super Bowl. I remember waking up in Arizona the next morning after an hour of sleep thinking, That was a nightmare, that didnt happen.After time, you learn to move on and get over it. The Giants got all over Brady again during their regular season 24-20 win at Foxborough, the last time the Patriots lost. That victory preceded a four-game slide, and New York eventually slipped to 7-7 before turning it around. Adding to the juicy potential of a down-to-the-wire reprise of 2008, both teams barely made it to Indy. The Patriots needed backup cornerback Sterling Moore stripping the ball from Baltimore receiver Lee Evansi n the end zone in the final seconds, then for Billy Cundiff to miss a 32-yard field goal that would have forced overtime. The Giants went into overtime in San Francisco, using two botched punt returns by the 49ers to advance. We feel very fortunate to be here, and Im pretty sure they do, too, Patriots Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince W ilfork. But we also know we deserve to be here, and t hey know they deserve it. We are two very good and very c onfident teams. Teams owned by two of the key figures in solving the 4 1/2-month lockout of the players last year. New Englands Robert Kraft shuttled back and forth from the meetings to his dying wifes bedside late in the negotiating process. Myra Kraft passed away days before the lockout was resolved. H is players wore a patch with her initials MHK on the left side of their jerseys this season. The fact that she was so dear to me and all of our players are wearing her initials above their heart is an endearing thing, Kraft said. What she represented is important and I hope that special sense of spirit comes through. Giants owner John Mara p layed an equally important role in the labor negotiations, a nd when both teams reached t he Super Bowl, Kraft mentioned a certain karma about the matchup. Im not necessarily happy to be playing Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, Ill tell you that, Mara joked. But yeah, Im very happy for Bob because he put his heart and soul into those negotiations during a very difficult time for him and his family, so I think the success theyve had is well-deserved. When they finally kick off Sunday, the two biggest stars will be Brady and Manning yes, Eli. Not halftime performer Madonna, but the quarterbacks on whose arms, wits a nd leadership this Super Bowl will turn. They are both leaders on the field, Wilfork said. I think that position you have to be smart, you have to be intelligent. I think you have to understand whats going ona round you. I think both those guys have that. O n Sunday, well see which one adds to his championship legacy with another Super Bowl ring. By JAYREEVES A ssociated PressBIRMINGHAM, Ala. One of the nations top high school quarterbacks is bound for Florida State. Hueytowns Jameis Winston signed to play for the Seminoles on Friday at an indoor sports complex in Birmingham before teammates, family, friends and a handful of Florida State fans. Im ready to get this started, Winston said. ESPN and Rivals.com both rate Winston as the nations top quarterback and among the 15 best overall prospects. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound dual threat quarterback was MVPof the UnderArmour All-American Game after going 8-of-9 passing for 178 yards and two touchdowns. He committed to the Seminoles in August but was at an all-star game on signing day and waited to make it official. W instons decision is a big boost for a Florida State class that ESPNU had already rated No. 2 nationally behind Alabama, which also heavily pursued Winston. He said that getting admitted to Stanford was an honor that made him think, but its been decided for a while that he would go to Florida State. Winston is also an outfielder and pitcher who could be a high draft pick in pro baseball. Baseball America rates him as the No. 64 prospect in the upcoming draft. I want to be in the top round, Winston said. He wouldnt say whether he would still go to Florida State if he were drafted that high. Being able to play both s ports in college was a deciding factor for him. If I wasnt going to be able to play baseball, I wasnt going to go to that school, Winston said. Winston passed for 2,424 yards, ran for 1,065 and accounted for 44 touchdowns as a senior. He was second behind Alabama signee T.J. Yeldon in the voting for Alabamas Mr. Football. Hueytown coach Matt Scott said Winstons phenomenal football knowledge and competitiveness set him apart. s the most vicious player on Friday night Ive ever been around, Scott said. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012w ww.newssun.com S PRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; feb. ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 4 4 3 3 7 7 champions club; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; champions club; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 6 6 2 2 8 8 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 2/5/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 6 6 3 3 1 1 will take to the track including Corvette Racing, the Porsches of Team Falken Tire and Flying Lizards, Extreme Speed Motorsports, and Krohn Racing will field their new Ferrari F458s while BMWMotorsports will be working out a pair o f their cars as well. For star power, Dempsey Racing will attend the test session with their Hewle tt Packard/Future Electronics Oreca FLM09. It was unclear if team owner and Hollywoodcelebrity Patrick Dempsey would be in for this weeks test. Fans wishing to watch can purchase tickets for $10 per day. Track officials say there will be no paddock admission or overnight camping for this event. Continued from 1B SIR to fill up, heat up this week from Larry Ambuhl and Robert Fanstock and three apiece from Fred Richardson, and Gary Tankeresley. The White Sox also got past the Angels, by a 2220 score, in Mondays play. Ken Farano had five h its, Bob Roth four and winning pitcher J.C. B rown, Craig Sutcliff and Curt Brown added three each. For the Angels, Charl ie Quinn belted five base hits, Brian Pluta tatered one over the fence among his four hits and Les Osbeck, Ross McMinn and Russ Moody all added t hree hits. Continued from 1B 60s softball slugfests Top QB Winston chooses Florida St Super matchups everywhere with Patriots-Giants


C M Y K Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Meryl Streep may have been nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady,” but Argentine critics panned the film during its premiere in Buenos Aires on Thursday. The film opened in Argentine theaters amid a furor over the Falkland Islands, which Thatcher’s Britain and Argentina fought a brief and bloody war over 30 years ago. In the movie, Thatcher is shown ordering Britain’s military to sink the Argentine warship Belgrano, which killed 323 Argentine sailors and remains controversial because the ship was considered to be outside the war zone. She also dismisses the entreaties of the American ambassador to settle the dispute peacefully, suggesting that as a woman, she’s had to “go to war every day” to maintain her hold on power. Reducing the war to a question of feminism “is absurd, to say the least,” the daily Clarin wrote in Thursday’s review. Others praised Streep’s acting, but panned the script as being just mediocre. “Acharacter so controversial for her own citizens, the citizens of the world and especially for Argentines, Thatcher deserves a better movie,” huffed La Nacion. Buenos Aires and London have escalated a war of words ahead of the anniversary of Argentina’s ill-fated invasion of the islands on April 2, 1982. More than 900 were killed in the war. Britain has sent its most advanced warship, the HMS Dauntless, to the islands, as well as Prince William, an Air Force helicopter pilot, ahead of the anniversary. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012Page 5B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 1 5 5 5 8 FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHO; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 2/5/12; 0 0 0 1 6 5 8 3 SEBRING – The Friends of Highlands Hammock present the popular California Toe Jam Band in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Always one of our Heartland favorites, California Toe Jam plays well loved Oldies.Their family-friendly shows have brought smiles to countless faces over the last three decades. California Toe Jam was formed in 1984 by Harry Havery and Rodney Hollinger. Asenior at Sebring High School, Havery put together a band for homecoming. Rodney Hollinger, the school’s guidance counselor, joined in as did band director Roger Nubern. Other students – Jay Grubb, Richie Shepard, and Mike McElfresh – rounded out the band, while a student disc jockey, Sean Szoka, took care of soundman duties. “Roger Nubern had a penchant for wearing flip flops to practice, and he had, shall we say, unattractive feet,” shares Havery. “Some might even call them offensive.”When it came time to name the band, those feet became the inspiration for the band name. Since the theme for homecoming that year was “Back to the Beach,” they added California to the name in reference to songs they would play from the Beach Boys. Thus the California Toe Jam Band was born. The faces have changed over the years, but the founding members remain. Currently the band is comprised of Harry Havery on vocals and guitar, Rodney Hollinger on keys, sax, trumpet, guitar and vocals, TJ Kinyon on bass, and Rodney Havery on the drums. Bil Kovacs serves as the official sound and lights guy. Bil has worked sound and lights for some of the best known musical acts in the country and is currently the technical director for South Florida State College’s Theatre of the Performing Arts. Until recently, this good time rock and roll band was in retirement mode. On Saturday, Feb. 25, they return to Highlands Hammock State Park for Music in the Park. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and a flashlight. Picnic baskets are welcome or plan to enjoy delicious barbecue from Rollin’Smoke BBQ. They will have their huge barbecue sandwiches and amazing hand cut fries, along with other great things to eat. Paradise hotdogs will also be here with hot dogs and all the trimmings. Concert admission is $5 per person (accompanied children 12 & under admitted free of charge.). Proceeds benefit park improvements. Park entrance fee of $6 per vehicle (up to eight people per car) is waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights. Call 386-6094 for more information or www.FloridaStateParks.org/h ighlandshammock .Did you know?On Saturday, Feb. 11 there will be a 5K walk/run to benefit Junior Achievement. The event begins at 8 a.m. and entry forms are available at the Ranger Station or at the event on race day. Dorothy L. Harris is a Park Services Specialist with Highlands Hammock State Park. California Toe Jam Band playing at Hammock Feb. 25 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo Local musicians making up the ever-popular California Toe Jam Band will be bringing music to Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, Feb. 25. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK — The Chenille Sisters, a folk trio, performs during South Florida Community College’s Matinee Series at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. AChenille Sisters performance is a blending of three uniquely gifted souls into a musical phenomenon thats more poignant, funny and entertaining than any single performer anywhere. What these three women have in common are heavenly voices, a lot of witty wisdom and a passion for connecting with their audiences. Each sister shines her own particular kind of light. Cheryl Dawdy draws on her background as a balladeer to tell stories with human emotion, from sorrow to wonder to tenderness,all delivered with a smile. With her broad vocal range, Grace Morand can project a powerful note. Her performance is as much musical theater as it is singing, with one reviewer inviting the audience to relish the experience of her “silly putty face.” Connie Huber’s musical acumen is as varied as it is powerful. Her deft guitar playing is a strong element in the musical mix, as well as her rich vocal presence. So while these are very different women with very different histories and experiences, it’s the union of the three that makes them a force. Their paths first merged on the small stage of an Ann Arbor bistro in 1985. Over the years they’ve crisscrossed the map, amassing tens of thousands of fans. The 2012 Matinee Series is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Bassetti, Lampe and Kiefer Hearing Aid Center, Inc., and The Palms of Sebring Retirement Community. Tickets range from $14 to $19 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 863-784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., located in the front the of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 Wes t College Drive, Avon Park. Folk trio to perform at SFCC Matinee Series on Feb. 14 Guest Column Dorothy L. Harris Courtesy photo The Chenille Sisters will be on stage at SFCC Feb. 14. WASHINGTON (AP) — Author and activist Maya Angelou hopes for a time when Black History Month will no longer be needed to explain the contributions of African-Americans. “We want to reach a time when there won’t be Black History Month, when black history will be so integrated into American history that we study it along with every other history,” she said in an interview from her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Wednesday. “That’s the hope, and we have to continue to work until that is true, until that becomes a fact.” In the meantime, she said, she will continue to put the history out there. Angelou is hosting an hour-long syndicated radio special on the civil rights era that will air throughout this month on abou t 200 public radio stations across the country. Her special features Grammy award-winning singer Mary J. Blige, Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, economist and Bennett College President Julianne Malveaux, and professor Nikky Finney, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for poetry. Angelou, 83, said she hopes the program sends a message that “the work of making our country more than it is today” is unfinished. Maya Angelou hosts Black History Month special Thatcher film panned in Argentina


C M Y K C M Y K C M Y K C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012www.newssun.com www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012Page 7B COUTURE'S DISCOUNT; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, double truck 2/5/12; 0 0 0 1 6 5 7 7 HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, history race '' 2012; 0 0 0 1 6 6 3 2 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 2/5,12,19; 0 0 0 1 6 5 9 6 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunSEBRING –The Heartland Cultural Alliance will present the Art of Jeni Novak in a oneperson show at the HCA Gallery of Fine Art in the Sebring Regional Airport. The artists reception will take place at the Sebring Airport from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. Wine, refreshments and snacks will be available. Classical guitar will be played by Kenny Summers. This event is free to the public. Novak is a native Floridian, and raised in the Tampa Bay area. Her artistic abilities became apparent at a very young age and she developed a unique style in various mediums of the arts. She attended Sierra College in Northern California acquiring her degree in Art. Her outstanding abilities became apparent to the college staff and Dean of Humanities, and she was asked to become an art instructor upon completion of her degree. Novak chose to return to Lake Placid in 2000. She has taught art for the past 30 years, following her dream to share the wonders of art with others. Novak’s sculptures, paintings and ceramics can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide. She was chosen to act as ambassador for “Fiesta Colors Inc.” She traveled the United States teaching the unique ceramic painting technique. Novak has also received personal training by Terry Madden, and became a certified Terry Madden Teacher. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and talents with others. For more information contact Fred Leavitt at 402-8238, or email info@heartlandculturalalliance.org. For more information on the Heartland Cultural Alliance, visit www.heartlandculturalalliance.org.Jeni Novaks work featured in HCA Gallery of Fine Art Courtesy photo The Art of Jeni Novak is on display in a one-person show at the Heartland Cultural Alliance Gallery of Fine Art in the Sebring Regional Airport. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK –Gazing at the walls of South Florida Community College’s Theatre for the Performing Arts Upper Level Gallery, visitors to its newest exhibition will be captivated by the watercolor batik paintings of Jan Fetters. The artwork is on display for the public now through March 9, on the SFCC Highlands Campus. The upper level gallery is designated as a community artist gallery and showcases exceptional artists from our surrounding area. Fetters’collection features her unique style of using Watercolor Batik, which is a process of layering paint and wax. While describing the process, Fetters said, “The process of layering paint and melted wax is tedious, but I love working on these pieces, sometimes for weeks.” The artwork she is featuring at SFCC shows her wide range of talent and interest in painting a variety of landscapes and objects. “Recently, I’ve been really drawn to painting images with a Japanese influence,” she said. “I’m really enjoying exploring that region’s influence on art.” She is mostly a self-taught artist, but has attended several workshops by nationally known artists such as Frank Webb, Jan Kunz, and Rose Edin. Recently, she attended La Romita Art School in Terni, Italy where she painted and sketched on location. “I have been painting in watercolor and oils for over 20 years, but only after retirement in 1992 could I devote all my time and energy to becoming a professional artist,” Fetters said. “Painting is something I’ve always loved to do and I am truly enjoying my second career.” Fetters has had her art showcased in Ohio and locally at the Lake Wales Art Center, Lake Wales Public Library, Watercolor Magic Magazine and most recently in the Florida Watercolor Society Online Show for 2012. Fetters is also a Yellow House Studio Artist in Sebring and an associate member of the Florida Watercolor Society. The upper level gallery is open to the public before and after all theatre performances or by appointment with the Art Department. Contact the SFCC Art Department at 784-7195. The SFCC Museum of Florida At and Culture (MOFAC) is open from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday for additional public viewings of the gallery.Upper Level Gallery showcases new artist Courtesy photo Jan Fetters will have some of her watercolor batik paintings on display at South Florida Community Colleges Theater for the Performing Arts Upper Level Gallery from now through March 9.


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, February 5, 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) 6710390. 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 at 5 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+) begin at 6:30 PM. 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. Children’s 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. children’s choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. mission programs. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children’s Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God’s Heart and Sharing God’s Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: 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 God’s love.” For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother’s Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell 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. Children’s 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 and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 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 Lord’s Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; “Building God’s 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 men’s 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) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church." Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, 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.; Children’s 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 Scriptures’by 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 route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (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 This winter has been fairly mild so far. Most of us Highlands County residents have only had to cover our plants once or twice this year. But, after the cold weather passes by, not only do our landscape plants begin to show signs of life, the exotic species also begin to thrive. One of the exotic plants that is very had to kill is Dioscorea bulbifera, which is the scientific name for air potato. This pest is an exotic plant that has caused severe damage to the environment and costs taxpayers millions of dollars a year to control. Exotic plants and animals are species that have come from other areas and do not belong in the area they are now in. They choke out native vegetation and severely limit the diversity of our natural world. The effects of exotic plants on native species are staggering; of the 958 species listed under the Endangered Species Act as threatened or endangered, approximately 400 are at risk due to invasive species (Wilcove et al 1998). Invasive species cause an estimated $137 billion per year in losses in the United States alone (Pimental et al 2000). Once they have invaded an area, removal is extremely challenging; therefore the most effective and least expensive way to control invasions is to prevent them. Everyday decisions made by ordinary citizens are critical in the fight against these pests. One of the exotic plants that is ominous in the Heartland is air potato. This hearty vine is a native of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. It came to the sunshine state around 1905. Since the early days of its arrival it has spread throughout Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Air potato is actually a member of the yam family. Because it has the ability to displace native species and disrupt the natural processes of nature, it has been listed as one of Florida’s most invasive plant species since 1993. It was placed on the Florida Noxious Weed List by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in 1999. It is considered one of the most serious exotic plant invaders in the state. Therefore, it is illegal to propagate, transport or possess. Air potato invades a variety of natural areas including pinelands and hammocks. It grows roughly eight inches per day and climbs to the tops of trees and forms a mat that weighs down and shades the native plants in its path. Once it gets a hold of an area, it covers everything in its path. Even though the stems and foliage of the vine die back in the winter, the plant is still dangerous because of the bulbs. Each time the vine drops a “potato” or bulb, another plant grows from it. Once the potatoes fall and are buried under the soil and leaf litter, they are difficult to see and dig up. Even the potato the size of a pea will start a new plant, which is one of the reasons this invasive exotic is so difficult to control. In addition to its rapid growth and propagation, air potato has no natural enemies in Florida; therefore it continues to grow out of control with nothing to stop it. As a food and shelter source, it has little or no value to the native wildlife. The Heartland is not immune to this silent invader. Just drive through any neighborhood with vacant lots and it’s plain to see that the vine is taking over. It also thrives on roadsides and in disturbed areas. It has been know to climb up telephone and power poles and do severe damage, even shorting out transformers. Air potato is easy to recognize. It is a twining herbaceous vine with stems growing as long as 60 feet in length. The vines are round and slightly angled in cross section. They produce a bulb (tuber) that looks similar to a potato, which is generally a tan color and can be small or large. The leaf is green, heart shaped, basally lobed and it quickly tapers to a point at the leaf tip. Now is the time to fight back. Air potato can be battled by picking up every bulb that hits the ground before it sprouts. Once the bulbs are removed, the vine can be treated with herbicide. Follow up for collecting bulbs that may have been missed is necessary. Each individual can make a difference by facing this invader head on. The native plants and animals are depending on us. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Air potato: An invader that comes back after the cold weather News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Air potato is easy to recognize. It is a twining herbaceous vine which are round and slightly angled in cross section. They produce a bulb (tuber) that looks similar to a potato, which is generally a tan color and can be small or large. The leaf is green, heart shaped, basally lobed and it quickly tapers to a point at the leaf tip.


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, February 5, 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 r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howe’s 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) 8350869. 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” Children’s 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.sebringg race.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. Faith’s Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is 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 (AALC) American 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) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, 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 serv-ices 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; Men’s Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 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 children’s church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, 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, Children’s & 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 Kid’s World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lord’s 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 Manufacturer’s Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children’s 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 God’s Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children’s 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.; Children’s/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; Women’s 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 children’s ministry; 7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday): grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 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 Children’s 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 Deacon’s 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) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army – Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women’s 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.salvationarm ysebring.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) 453-3759, R. 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 Methodis t 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.memo rialumc.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 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didn’t reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and you’ll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. We’re 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 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. TakenŽ by Robert Crais (Putnam) 2. Private: Number 1 SuspectŽ by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) 3. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets NestŽ by Stieg Larsson (Knopf) 4. Believing the LieŽ by Elizabeth George (Dutton Adult) 5. Death Comes to PemberleyŽ by P.D. James (Knopf) 6. 11/22/63Ž by Stephen King (Scribner) 7. The LitigatorsŽ by John Grisham (Doubleday)Death Comes to PemberleyŽ by P.D. James (Knopf) 8. Raylan: A NovelŽ by Elmore Leaonard (William Morrow) 9. Death of Kings: A NovelŽ by Bernard Cornwell (Harper) 10. Darker After MidnightŽ by Lara Adrian (Delacorte) 11. A Dance with DragonsŽ by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 12. Pineapple GrenadeŽ by Tim Dorsey (Morrow) 13. Locked OnŽ by Tom Clancy and Mark Greany (Putnam Adult) 14. The Best of MeŽ by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 15. The Rope: An Anna Pigeon NovelŽ by Nevada Barr (Minotaur) HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Ameritopia: The Unmaking of AmericaŽ by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions) 2. The End of Illness by David Agus (Free Press) 3. American Sniper: The autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military HistoryŽ by Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice and Scott McEwen (Morrow) 4. Steve Jobs: A BiographyŽ by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster) 5. Taking People with You: The Only Way to Make Big Things HappenŽ by David Novak (Portfolio) 6. QuietŽ by Susan Cain (Crown) 7. Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America ForeverŽ by Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co.) 8. Deliciously G-Free: Food So Flavorful thyll Never Believe Its Gluten-FreeŽ by Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Ballantine) 9. The Psychology of Wealth: Understand Your Relationship with Money and Achieve ProsperityŽ by Charles L. Richards (McGrawHill) 10. Through My EyesŽ by Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker (Harper) 11. Fairy Tale InterruptedŽ by RoseMarie Terenzio (Gallery) 12. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and RedemptionŽ by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House) 13. Thinking, Fast and SlowŽ by Daniel Kahneman (Ferrar, Straus & Giroux) 14. Strategic VisionŽ by Zbigniew Brzezinski (Basic Books) 15. Strategy for YouŽ by Rich Horwath (Greenleaf) MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS 1. BonnieŽ by Iris Johansen (St. Martins) 2. The Girl Who Played with FireŽ by Stieg Larsson (Vintage) 3. The Girl with the Dragon TattooŽ by Stieg Larsson (Vintage) 4. A Lady Never SurrendersŽ by Sabrina Jeffries (Pocket) 5. The Jefferson KeyŽ by Steve Berry (Ballantine) 6. Tom Clancy Presents: Act of ValorŽ by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi (Berkley) 7. One for the MoneyŽ by Janet Evanovich (St. Martins) 8. A Game of ThronesŽ by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 9. Skeleton CoastŽ by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (Berkley) 10. You...AgainŽ by Debbie Macomber (Mira) 11. Smokin SeventeenŽ by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 12. The SentryŽ by Robert Crais (Berkley) 13. ToysŽ by James Patterson & Neil McMahon (Vision) 14. A Storm of SwordsŽ by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 15. Mr. and Miss AnonymousŽ by Fern Michaels (Zebra) TRADE PAPERBACKS 1. The HelpŽ by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam Adult) 2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseŽ by Jonathan Safran Foer (Mariner) 3. The Girl with the DragonTattooŽ by Stieg Larsson (Vintage) 4. Heaven is for Real: A Little Boys Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and BackŽ by Todd Burpo, Sonja Burpo, Colton Burpo and Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson) 5. BossypantsŽ by Tina Fey (Back Bay/Reagan Arthur) 6. The Tigers Wife: A NovelŽ by Tea Obreht (Random House) 7. The Girl Who Played with FireŽ by Stieg Larsson (Vintage) 8. The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksŽ by Rebecca Skloot (Broadway) 9. 10th AnniversaryŽ by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Grand Central Publishing) 10. OutliersŽ by Malcolm Gladwell (LB/Back Bay) 11. The HarbingerŽ by Jonathan Cahn (Frontline) 12. The New Jim CrowŽ by Michelle Alexander and Cornel West (New Press) 13. Unlikely FriendshipsŽ by Jennifer S. Holland (Workman) 14. LethalŽ by Sandra Brown (Grand Central) 15. Blood, Bones & ButterŽ by Gabrielle Hamilton (Random House) BOOKS PUBLISHERSWEEKLYBEST-SELLERS


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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012Page 11B wacaster family; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; wacaster family; 0 0 0 1 6 5 2 0 DUMMY 2012; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 2/5,12,19,22; 0 0 0 1 6 5 8 1 By SUE MANNING Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Parents have months to get ready for a baby. Experts say the countdown should include prep time for pets too. Ababy changes everything for a pet — from how its home looks, smells and sounds to what the rules are. Low energy, friendly, social dogs are the most adaptable pets, while independent, excitable, high maintenance, busybody dogs are the least adaptable, said San Francisco veterinarian and animal behaviorist Sophia Yin. “Little dogs can be more jealous and more snippy,” said Lynn Sullivan, community health program manager for The BirthPlace at Santa Monica-UCLAMedical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. When Saya Barrett learned she and husband Jack were going to have a baby, she worried that their 15-pound, 5-year-old poodle, Latte, would be jealous. Instead, Barrett said, Latte “was curious. He could hear her little noises from the crib but had no idea what they were or where they were coming from. He figured it out pretty soon though. He did what any other confused dog would do — looked around, sniffed, then soon found her in her crib.” Almost immediately, she said, they knew “Latte would be a good big brother” to baby Aila, now 4 months old: “Latte is very good to her. He will lick her hands and feet if we are sitting on the couch together.” While Latte adjusted easily, Yin said making some changes before the baby arrives can help a pet and ease new parent anxieties. Maybe your dog needs to learn some basic commands like sit, down or stay, she said. If your dog is used to jumping in your lap or up onto furniture, new boundaries should be set before the baby comes home. Maybe you have to move the cat’s litter box to make way for a crib. If your dog is uncomfortable around visitors, add some social activities like trips to the dog park. You can buy CDs or find online recordings of baby sounds, including rattles and cries, Yin said. Pairing noises with treats will make the newness easier to accept. Use baby powder, shampoo and lotions before the baby is born. While the baby is still at the hospital, take a shirt or blanket the baby has used and let your pet get familiar with the scent, Sullivan said. Atrip to the vet will assure that pets don’t have fleas, parasites or other problems, but cat owners who are pregnant must also guard against toxoplasmosis, Sullivan said. The parasite that causes it is most often found in cat feces, so use gloves or get someone else to change litter boxes. Cats can be an ideal pet for new parents because they often ignore the baby, but they are also curious and can jump and crawl, Sullivan said, recalling an incident when her son, now grown, was an infant and her cat wouldn’t stay out of the crib. “When she scratched the baby, that was it,” Sullivan said. She immediately found a new home for the cat. “Infants are helpless,” Sullivan said. “No matter how good-natured a pet is, never leave any pet alone with a baby.” Yin said when she talks about cats and babies, the same question always comes up — can a cat suck the life out of a baby while trying to lick milk off the infant’s face? Not true, she says: “Cats will not suck the air from a newborn, but they do like to snuggle up to a warm body.” Cats don’t like sticky surfaces, so to keep cats away from a crib, cover the outside with sticky paper or double-sided tape. When babies start moving and crawling, that poses new challenges for pets, especially fearful dogs. “Their first response is to get away,” said Yin. “As long as they can do that, it’s OK. But when the object keeps coming after them and corners them, they might become defensive.” Most dogs will accept their new roles as pal and protector, Yin said, but there might be reasons they can’t, don’t or won’t. Maybe you have an older dog with arthritis. Getting pounced on by a young child could hurt, causing the dog to snap. Dogs may also lash out in response to rough or even mean-spirited behavior from children, like spitting or wrestling. If a dog pants for no reason or won’t lean into a child for a hug, that could be a sign that the dog feels stressed by the child’s presence, Yin said. “Some children are very aggressive with animals and they need to learn early how to treat animals,” she said. New mothers might also consider a dog walker or even doggie daycare to give everyone a break, Yin said. Finally, don’t take on a baby and a puppy at the same time. “That,” said Yin, “would be like having twins.” HOME Baby on the way? Make time to prepare your pet Metro Services Bringing a new child home changes things for your pet, who will have to get used to the fact he or she isnt the baby of the family anymore. A baby changes everything for a pet „ from how its home looks, smells and sounds to what the rules are Some children are very aggressive with animals and they need to learn early how to treat animalsSOPHIAYIN veterinarian and animal behaviorist


C M Y K Page 12BNews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012www.newssun.com IMC CONCERTS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 02/04/11; 0 0 0 1 5 5 2 3 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 2/5,12,19,26; 0 0 0 1 6 5 9 3 CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID – Lakeview Christian School students recenlty hosted a True Science Workshop presented by Project Creation, a traveling creation education ministry based in Tennessee. The kindergarten through fifth-grade students participated in hands-on chemistry lab experiences appropriate to each age level as they learned abut chemical reactions, viscosity and density, heat transfer, water electrolysis, testing and changing acidity, cross-linking polymers, and changing states of matter. Third-grader Landon Smoak found out that “Science is fun!” His classmate, Madyson D'Espies, agreed that science is fun, adding “but it can be hard sometimes”. Fifth-grader Mitchel Coker said, “I learned that putting two liquids together can make a solid, and that white is heavier than blue because it is more dense.” Cody Colding, another fifth-grader, said, “I enjoyed combining raisins with water and baking soda causing the raisins to ‘dance’.” Rebecca Spohn, a fifthgrader, reached this conclusion, “I learned that science is not only what we think happened, but it is what God has done in nature.” Third-grader Faith Zahn thought the day was great, but she was “freaking out over the test at the end.” Students learned that science is interesting and fun. Each one had a favorite activity, but all of the secondgrade students agreed the projects they enjoyed the most were making an electric pickle, creating Silly Putty, and mixing and then eating ice cream. Lakeview Christian School has classes for pre-kindergarten through the fifthgrade. Registration for 2012 2013 school year is available by contacting the school office at 465-0313. The school is holding a prime rib dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Feb. 25, to help with partial scholarships for next year. Tickets are $25 at the school office. Lakeview Christian students host science workshop Special to the News-SunAVON PARK –South Florida Community College’s Brain Bowl team recently participated in the National Academic Quiz Tournament’s (NAQT) sectional competition and tied for fifth amongst 24 colleges from Florida and Georgia. This placing advances the team to the national tournament, where they will compete against other two-year community and state college teams from around the United States at Gulf Coast State College, Feb. 24 and 25. This is the second time SFCC’s Brain Bowl team has made it to the national tournament. “I believe we have a good chance this year,” Dr. Dale McDaniel, SFCC Brain Bowl team advisor said. “Justin Finch, Andria Mass, and Alex Nichols have participated in Brain Bowl the last two years and bring experience to the team, and Nathan Schwann, a dual-enrollment student from DeSoto High School, ranked second individually in the sectional tournament.” While the Brain Bowl team participates in NAQTtournaments, the NAQTis not affiliated with Brain Bowl. “The NAQTis an organization that hosts quiz tournaments across the country,” McDaniel said. “Brain Bowl is a state of Florida community college activity. In Brain Bowl competitions, we only compete against other Brain Bowl teams from Florida’s community and state colleges.” In addition to the NAQTtournament this month, the team will also compete in the Regional Brain Bowl Tournament at Valencia College on Feb. 11. If the team is successful, it will advance to the State Brain Bowl Tournament in March. Brain Bowl Team advances to national tournament Courtesy photos Students at Lakeview Christian School conducted many experiments during their True Science Workshop. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN CROSSWORDSOLUTION


C M Y K DearAbby: My live-in boyfriend is a total ditz when it comes to challenges. He claims it’s because he’s a city boy, but I think it’s just plain laziness. When something needs to be repaired, he looks the other way and expects me to be “Miss FixIt.” It doesn’t matter what’s wrong – the car, the washer, plumbing, even issues with bills. It becomes my job. I want him to challenge himself sometimes. I’ve never known a man who won’t venture into something that’s not familiar. Is there anything I can say or do to let him know I want him to help, or am I stuck with a male damsel in distress? – Role-Reversal in Bridgeport, Conn. DearRole-Reversal: I’m sure you have told your boyfriend more than once that you want him to help. If he is as lacking in mechanical and organizational ability as you have implied, perhaps it’s better that you be the fixer than have him destroy whatever needs to be repaired. Because you feel you’re being taken advantage of, have him call a repairman and pay for the service calls. And while you’re at it, start a list of the positive things he adds to your relationship. If you come up with a minus instead of a plus, perhaps you should throw him back and keep fishing. D earAbby: My niece, “Sara,” is considerably overweight at the age of 9. I’m becoming very concerned that she’ll become diabetic by the time she’s in her teens. She has a horrible habit of literally shoveling food into her mouth as fast as she can, sometimes with both hands. She’s obviously eating too quickly to stop when she’s full. Now that she’s no longer a little girl, what was a bad habit has turned into disgusting table manners. I live far away, so I have few opportunities to suggest that she slow down or “take princess bites.” Her mother is very resentful of criticism, and she’s allowing Sara her bad habit. I’m worried not only about my niece’s poor table manners, but also her health. Any suggestions? – Worried Aunt, Tupelo, Miss. DearWorried Aunt: Is Sara’s mother obese? If so, the problem may be not only the speed with which your niece is eating but also what kinds of foods she’s being served at home. Be smart and don’t make this about disgusting table manners. Because you’re concerned about your niece’s health, talk to both parents and ask what Sara’s pediatrician says about her weight and what possible solutions have been suggested. But do not make it appear that you’re criticizing their parenting or they’ll shut you out. DearAbby: People occasionally tell me I look like a famous person. They can be mere acquaintances, people I don’t know or people I don’t want to know. I’ve never seen the resemblance, and since this famous person is known for poor judgment and bad behavior I regard it as an insult. People seem shocked when I respond with an insult. How do they expect me to respond? I can’t imagine walking up to someone and saying, “You look like ...” even if it were true. This is finally starting to bother me. How should I respond? – Not Villainous – Yet DearNot Villainous (Yet): People may be shocked when you answer them with an insult because they were not trying to be insulting. Rather than become defensive, try this: Smile and say, “You know, I hear that all the time. But I assure you we are not related – and I don’t act like ____ either.” Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and hanwww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, February 5, 2012Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 2/3/12 p/u; 0 0 0 0 1 6 6 1 7 DIVERSIONS UNDERCOVERCOPSEBy R. NORRIS & J. NICHOLS LEWIS ACROSS 1 Voice of Mr. Magoo 7 Eponymous German aeronaut 15 "Baloney!" 20 Immediately 21 __ Fagan, Billie Holiday's birth name 22 Left on board 23 San __: holiday VIP, in Italy 24 Pudding starches 25 Stuns at the altar 26 *Supercorporation's revenues 28 Ladd and Freed 30 Shot 31 Hi-__ monitor 32 *Lithium or sodium, e.g. 38 Singer Minogue 40 Clever comeback 42 Villain's demise, usually 43 Water filter brand 45 *House arrestee's device 48 Pupil's place 49 Final words 51 1997 U.S. Open champ 52 Latin clarifier 54 Music symbols 55 *One blowing off steam 59 Half of a rhyming incantation 63 Stadium souvenirs 64 Taipan's frypan 65 "Star Wars'' royalty 66 "The Story of Civilization" co-author Ariel or Will 67 Verdi's "__ tu" 68 Boomer's kid, probably 69 Different ones are hidden in 12 starred answers 71 Cacophony 72 Prefix with perfect 73 Military school freshmen 75 Hammer end 76 Chicken __ 77 Near-eternity 78 Chicken supplier to much of the fast-food industry 79 *Having one Corkonian parent, maybe 82 Record holder? 83 Eddie of men's clothing 85 Battleship letters 86 Butterflies 87 Ruiner of a perfect report card 90 *Liable to spontaneously combust 95 Springfield's Flanders 96 Draft again 98 Some navels 99 Narrow groove 101 *"Gypsy" star 103 NBA position 104 "South Park" rating 107 Every seven days 108 *Freud essay based on a mythical monster 112 Frenzy 114 Alcohol, vis--vis driving ability 118 Unpolished 119 Clubs for pros 120 Little biters 121 Protect in glass, say 122 Hogwash 123 It may be regular 124 Vegas job DOWN 1 Beatles hair style 2 Not straight up 3 *Cereal pitched by a trio 4 Like some knees 5 Bruins' sch. 6 Signet-bearing jewelry 7 Zorba's snore? 8 Skyward, in Hebrew 9 Toon Le Pew 10 Buddy 11 Ambient music pioneer 12 Opp. of express 13 "Deathtrap" dramatist Levin 14 Twangy 15 __ bottoms 16 *Popular music magazine VIP 17 Piece keeper 18 "All __ is but imitation of nature": Seneca 19 Mg. and kg. 27 Go after 29 Free, in France 33 K-O connection 34 Japanese carp 35 Fifth-century scourge 36 Songwriter DiFranco 37 Mormons, initially 39 Landlocked Asian country 40 Composer Bartk 41 Siberian city 43 Mental impression 44 Catching the worm? 46 Onion relative 47 Lyrical tribute 50 Sgt.'s superiors 53 Duck 55 Craggy crest 56 1985 Kate Nelligan title role 57 Athletic supporter? 58 It's in an old way 60 *Place to go to launch in Florida 61 Set free 62 In awe 64 Guitar great Montgomery 66 Twice cinq 68 TV princess 69 Business card no. 70 Foul caller 71 "Stupid me!" 74 *"Dallas" character who died in Pam's season-long dream 75 Bingo setting 76 Soft attention-getter 77 Can 79 Bit of a giggle 80 Mysterious character 81 Fertility goddess 82 M.I.T. grad, often 84 "I'm here to help" 86 Like calls whose source isn't determined 87 Rush find 88 Pay in your pocket 89 Still product 91 Giant sound 92 Call-day link 93 Cheap saloon 94 Adherents' suffix 97 "The magic word" 100 Cornell University city 102 Squeezing (out) 103 Hex 105 Tricky billiards shot 106 Run like __ 109 "... kissed thee __ killed thee": Othello 110 "Jurassic Park" costar 111 Acoustical unit 112 Marble not used as a shooter 113 Jackie's "O" 115 "Mamma __!" 116 "Nova" network 117 Blood system letters Solution on page 12B Along with the usual busyness in 2011, super busyness took over as we helped my parents pack for a move nearer to my brother and his family.This was accomplished the beginning of September followed by a fall car trip to visit family. After Thanksgiving with my parents, we headed to North Carolina to celebrate our grandchildren’s birthdays.After being home for a couple of weeks, we accelerated into preparation mode for a surprise Christmas visit to Pennsylvania with Ken’s mom and family. Home at last late New Year’s Day, we began catching up, fully expecting to stay put for a long while. But, two surgeries … one for my daughter-by-love in North Carolina and one for my mom on the East Coast found us in motion again with only one day home between trips. In the midst of all of this, we realized that our 30th wedding anniversary was approaching. Weconsidered what we might do.Where would we go for a nice dinner? Did we want to walk the beach or should we head up to Orlando? The practical side of me kicked in as I reminded Ken of the cost of all the recent trips. He looked up at me and said that we had been doing for everyone in the family … and gladly. “But what about us?” That stopped me in my tracks. What about us? In the hurried activities of daily living and unexpected situations, how easy to lose the focus of that unique oneness that is “us.” And, so, we considered how we might plan something special that expressed who we are as a couple and still stay within budget. When God created Eve from one of Adam’s ribs, he said in Genesis 2: 23a and 24, NKJV, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh … Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Time with family is so important. But, time with one another is, too. What would we both enjoy that was not too far from home? We didn’t want to simply fill the hours.We wanted to experience them … together. As we explored the Internet, we found a place in St. Augustine that would help us create a special memory … a quiet place where we can spend a couple of days reminiscing, dreaming and thanking God for his gracious gift of giving “us” to each other 30 years ago. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. What about us? Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) — With so many things on your plate, Aries, you just may feel like throwing in the towel early. However, if you give it a little more effort you may be surprised. Taurus (April 21-May 21) — Taurus, don’t worry yourself sick over a pressing situation this week. You’ll figure out a way to handle it and things will work out for the best. Gemini (May 22-June 21) — Gemini, you only have one person on your mind, but this person may be completely unaware that you are thinking about him or her. Maybe you can drop a few hints. Cancer(June 22-July 22) — Cancer, your trusting nature will pay dividends for all those around you this week, including yourself. Friends and family will appreciate your reliability. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) — Leo, sweating the small stuff could cause you to miss the bigger picture. Don’t worry too much about minor inconveniences, and you’ll be happier for it. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) — Virgo, you might not be able to please everyone all of the time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try. Friends, family members and coworkers will appreciate the effort. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Libra, confidence when making tough decisions will inspire loyalty in those around you. Make these decisions carefully and explain them clearly to others. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Scorpio, make the most of an upcoming opportunity to spend time with loved ones. Reconnecting with friends and family will be just what the doctor ordered. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) — Lots of people are in your corner this week, Sagittarius. Make the most of that support and remember to thank those supporters along the way. Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 20) — Capricorn, you’re not one for accepting handouts, but when the offer for assistance comes in, it may be too difficult to pass up. Think on it carefully. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) —Aquarius, unwind from pressures at the office with a little respite. Along weekend and some time spent at a nearby resort are just what you need to recharge the batteries. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Pisces, it has been an uphill battle, but you are finally at the crest of that tall mountain. Now you can coast for a little while. Notable birthdaysFeb. 5: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Actress (50); Feb. 6: Axl Rose, Singer (50); Feb. 7: Ashton Kutcher, Actor (34); Feb. 8: John Grisham, Author (57); Feb. 9: Travis Tritt, Singer (49); Feb. 10: Laura Dern, Actress (45); Feb. 11: Taylor Lautner, Actor (20). Taurus, dont worry yourself sick over a situation Woman is put out with man who wont fix whats broken Horoscope Dear Abby


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