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Title: The news-sun
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Publication Date: 02-24-2012
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN H ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, February 24-25, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 27 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 85 62C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny, warm and more humid F orecast Question: Should state lawmakers have immunity from having to testify in civil lawsuits? Next question: Should all high school students have to take at least one online course before they graduate? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Della Packer Age 50, of Avon Park Charles Wakelin Age 90, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 3.7% No 96.3% Total votes: 81 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Entertainment10B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Local Golf News4B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion7B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, #1 front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 2 2 7 7 6 6Knocked outD evils stopped by B erkley Prep in playoffs SPORTS, 1BOscar quiz Helpmay be needed t o find these answers LIVING, 12B Asobering message News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Second graders at Cracker Trail Elementary get a lesson on riding, horses and all things cowboy Wednesday morning when the Cracker Trail Riders made a brief stop at the s chool during their annual trek across the state. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The trail s tops here .. well, it did at least for a little while for the hundreds of cowboys andh orses moseying along the Cracker Trail Wednesday m orning. Students at Cracker Trail Elementary got to spend a little outdoor time Wednesday morning with some familiar friends as the Cracker Trail r iders made their annual appearance at CTE just b efore noon Wednesday and students and faculty were there to greet them. T he re-enactment of the ride, which follows the route c owboys used to drive their cattle across the state to market, is in its 25th year. It began in Bradenton and will end in Fort Pierce. s about 120 miles, said cowboy Don Hamsher. H amsher and his knowledgeable daughter, Sarah, e ntertained second graders with their horses and ridinge xpertise. The Hamshers are resid ents of Englewood, where Sarah is a fourth grader. How long have you been Cracker Trail Elementary a pit stop for annual ride By ED BALDRIDGE e d.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING Commissioners received a brief update on the unfinished special event ordinance Tuesday, but county staff explained it would not apply to the currentr equests for mud bogging at the Saddleridge development. I dont think it would be appropriate to use a special events ordinance for events on a property daily, weeklyo r monthly, County Development Services Director Mark Hill said during the commission meeting. Commissioner Greg Harris asked for the update at the end of the board meeting and was presented with suggested zoning and time scheduling charts by county staff. e were directed in December to draft an ordinance and we have been seeking input from the county attorney, various county departments, the Sheriffs Office and the Health Department, Hill explained. Hill advised that a county survey revealed more than 16 large special events yearly throughout the county, a majority of which are already within the municipalities. The board asked us to prepare an ordinance that would include all posOrdinance would regulate special events Swamp Hammock mud-bogging site not covered by proposal See ORDINANCE, page 7A See CRACKER, page 7A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Renee Napier, who lost her daughter to a drunk driver in 2002, prepares to hand the microphone to Eric S mallridge, the drunk driver who killed her daughter and another girl. They were at LPHS speaking to the s tudent body. B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Young people face a difficult time as they mature. Burdened with the beliefs that they will live forever and nothing bad will ever happen to them, some individuals make reckless choices leading to death and tragedy. This week, Highlands Countys high school students are listening to a cautionary tale of warning. Bringing that message to them is an unlikely team Renee Napier, whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver in 2002, and Eric Smallridge, the drunk driver who did the killing. It was the night before Mothers Day when Meagan Napier and Lisa Dickson, both 20 years old and best friends, were driving home from the beach in Pensacola when Smallridge, 24 at the time, lost control of his vehicle, crashing into Meagans car causing it to careen into a tree. Meagan and Lisas necks were instantly broken, the only saving grace being that neither suffered. Their families, however, have suffered terribly. When my sister-in-law gave me the news, Renee Napier said, looking directly into the audience of Lake Placid High School freshmen and seniors, I honestly didnt know how I would survive. I didt care if I lived or if I died. Napier said she spent Mothers Day with her four children as she had wished to, but they spent it together in a funeral home, and one of the children was in a coffin. In a trial 14 months later, when Mother, drunk driver who killed her daughter team up to educate students See STUDENTS, page 3A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Sebring resident Kim McIntyre has been waiting anxiously for the approval vote that would allow her and her family to keep their beloved potbellied pig Emma. Tuesday night, she got it. e get to keep her McIntyre said Wednesday morning. We had a feeling that they would let us, but we just had to wait it out. After nearly six months, the Sebring City Council approved the new animal ordinance allowing potbellied pigs to be kept as pets in a home inside city limits. Attorney Alison Copley researched other cities ordinances and collected what she thought was the best fit for the City of Sebring. The council required stipulations for the ordinance in 3-2 vote allows potbellied pig to stay in Sebring residence News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Emma the pet pig greets a visitor Thursday afternoon at her home in Sebring. See PIG, page 3A Stepping asideS tewart says she wont r un for re-election PAGE2 A

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C M Y K S cott and Cindy Pyeatt were sitting in a southwest O hio restaurant on the night of Feb. 4, 2011, when they realized something was wrong. e were trying to make s mall talk, and we just couldnt keep it up, Cindy t old The Unknown Soldiers. Their son, Cpl. Lucas Pyeatt, was on his very firstc ombat patrol in Afghanistan. The Marines m other could sense that her youngest son was in grave danger. I knew hed been killed, she said. The Pyeatts went home and made a futile attempt at getting a good nights sleep.T heir plan was to wake up early in the morning and get out of the house as soon as possible. If I leave, nobody can k nock on the door, the terrified military mom thought to h erself. Scott was up first on that S aturday morning, and after getting dressed, he went downstairs to nervously watch the sunrise while waiting for his wife. About the third or fourth time I went (to the door was getting light out, and I thought maybe were good to go, he recounted. Id ont think I sat back on the couch for a minute before the doorbell rang. As Scott walked to the d oor and Cindy came down the stairs, Lukes extraordinary life flashed before their e yes, appearing even brighter than the just-risen sun. Cindy fondly remembers her husband, a retired AirF orce chief master sergeant who was stationed in England at the time of Lukes birth, showing his little boy the big fighter jetsa nd quoting lines from Top Gun. He was Maverick and Scott was Goose, she said. Theyd pretend they were flying the planes. Young Luke was intellectually curious and intensely patriotic. You owe something to your country, and it is up to individuals to make a difference, his mother explained. ery early on, it wasi ngrained in him. He studied German and Russian, and in the run-up to his Afghanistan deployment, he began learning how to speak Pashto. Yet even while excelling academically, Lukey earned for an even bigger challenge. He wanted to be a Marine. He wanted us to sign in high school early, and I saidn o, Cindy explained. I thought that was an adult decision. Even though he was initially frustrated by his parentsefforts to protect him, Luke never lost sight of hisu ltimate goal. He wasnt trying to prove anything to anyone but himself, his dad said. He said I want to do this,a nd I want to do it right. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, February 24, 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 Feb. 21 61217212642x:3Next jackpot $2 millionFeb. 18 71837414551x:5 Feb. 14 293738394244x:2 Feb. 22 521313334 Feb. 21 618202335 Feb. 20 1018273035 Feb. 19 3791227 Feb. 22 (n 4428 Feb. 22 (d 2914 Feb. 21 (n 7083 Feb. 21 (d 5725 Feb. 22(n 307 Feb. 22 (d 205 Feb. 21(n 820 Feb. 21 (d 996 Feb. 21 928344017 Feb. 17 1922262913 Feb. 14 69173620 Feb. 10 627344414 Feb. 21 930394247 PB: 37Next jackpot $83 millionFeb. 18 2328505659 PB: 5 Feb. 14 35102627 PB: 27 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 Pilates in the Park Saturday SEBRING The Sebring G olds Gym is partnering with the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRAt he Parkseries one Saturday each month through May at 10 a.m. in downtown Sebrings Circle Park. This event is free fora nyone to attend and perfect for any exercise level. Future dates are March 24, April 21 and May 19. Participants are encoura ged to bring a mat or towel and enjoy 50 minutes of pilates. After the class,G old's Gym will give away one 30-day free membership and distribute freew eek-long passes for everyone who attends. F or more information on this event and others in downtown Sebring, visitw ww.DowntownSebring.or g/. Jay Smith plays at ReflectionsAVON PARK Reflections on Silver Lake will host a dance feat uring Jay Smith from 7:30-10:30 p.m. today. Cost is $5. Take your ownd rinks and snacks; ice will be provided. For more i nformation call 452-5037.Sidewalk Sounds looking for musiciansSEBRING Showcase your talents at DestinationD owntown Sebrings Sidewalk Sounds of Sebring from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 9. Solos, duos, and small e nsembles are welcome. Register by calling Chic C onsignment at 402-2442. Registration deadline isF riday, March 2. Ransom Band plays at DuffersA VON PARK The Ransom Band will be playing this Saturday night at Duffers Sports Grille. This local band will play f rom 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. It provides a variety of rock, blues and dance tunes for everyone to enjoy. There is no cover charge. Earlier Saturday afternoon will be the LesterK esselring Memorial Senior Karaoke Contest from 1-5 p.m. with Southern Style Entertainment providingm usic for singing. There will be prize money for the first, second and third place male and female winners. First gets $100, sec-o nd wins $75 and third wins $50. Seniors must be 55 and older to participate. Judges will select the top winners. The contest iss ponsored by Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center and will benefit Nu-HopeE lder Care Services. The $5 entry fee goes directly to Nu-Hope. Each contest-a nt recevies an appreciation gift. There will be d oor prizes. The Longshot Band will be playing country ando riginal music from 6-9 p.m. today. Reservations a re recommended. Southern Style Entertainment will provide music for dancing and singing from 9 p.m. to 1a .m. after Longshot plays. There is no cover charge f or any musical entertainment at Duffers, 2451 U.S. 27 South. For more details,c all 452-6339.Kayak tours planned for Arbuckle CreekAVON PARK Explore the prettiest and most pristine section of Arbuckle Creek on one of two kayakt ours planned Saturday. The northern most tip of the creek bordered by the Avon Park Air Force Range provides a majestic sceneo f wildlife while stretching through cypress strands, r anch land, and an occasional oak hammock. L aunch from the boat ramp on East Arbuckle Road off of State Road 64 in Avon Park at 10 a.m. This is a sixmile trip( which takes approximately four hours) with a break for lunch halfway (bring lunch). This trip is recommended for experiencedk ayakers at an Continued on page 5A C pl. Lucas Pyeatt hugs his mom, Cindy Pyeatt, in January 2 011 before deploying to Afghanistan. The Marine was killed in action on Feb. 5, 2011. Photo courtesy the Pyeatt family. This is my war S ee FIRST, page 8A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Cats and dogs will bark and meow in delight after Sunday evenings second annual Taste of Highlands County fundraiser benefiting the Highlands County Humane Society. Close to 20 local restaurants from all over the county will gather at 4 p.m. at the Agricultural Center at 4509 George Blvd. in South Sebring. The event is being headed for the second year in a row by Humane Society Treasurer and Event Coordinator Ann Smith. Smith, along with the rest of the Humane Society staff and volunteers, is excited about the returning event. This is our second year doing this. Last year was very successful so we thought we would do it again, Smith said. This years fundraiser will benefit the 60 dogs and 60 cats at the facility in a major way, Smith said. The Humane Society is a very important part of Highlands County. It is the communitys place, its not here just for us staff. It is very important that people remember that we run on donations only. e dont get any funding from the state or federal, we thrive off of donations, Smith said. The facilities current board is driven and focused on providing a safe and beautiful environment for the animals as they await their permanent homes. The Humane Society is currently at full capacity and is hoping that the fundraiser will aid in the expansion of the facility. The money raised this year will go directly to our building fund. We want to help these dogs and cats while they are here. They need to have a better, more humane life, said Smith. The expansion of the current facility is still in the works, but Smith and the rest of the staff are excited and anxious to get the work started with the help of the fundraiser and community. e have people in this community that donate religiously. Whether its $1 a month, $5 a month or $100 a month, we rely on this. Every little bit helps and this community has been committed and stepping up, Smith said. Smith invites the community out to enjoy food and fun Sunday evening at The Taste of Highlands fundraiser. The 20 restaurants will offer a variety of foods and desserts while other community entities will offer entertainment, gifts and prizes. Local restaurants donate all the food. We will have two restaurants outside grilling, a live band, and a dog agility course and contests. Inside we will have the food, music, cloggers and a Man, animal will unite for Taste of Highlands See TASTE, page 7A B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING County Commissioner Barbara Stewart announced late in a board meeting on Tuesday that she was not filing for re-election. Eight years ago when I ran for the c ounty commission, I stated at the time that I only intended to serve for a maximum of two terms. The past year or so, Ive rethought that decision really seriously and I came to the conclusion thatm y initial core belief in term limits, especially at the local level, still remains strong. Therefore, I want you tok now that I do not intend to file for reelection, Stewart told the commission. Stewart made it clear that she would remain active and engaged over the nextn ine months. ou will be beyond sorely missed and now we will have to begin to start reading our own packets,C ommissioner Don Elwell quipped. I am very surprised by that. I can say that your knowledge andr esearch that you do before each meeting will be very difficult for anyone to compete with.P ossibly even the four of us combined, Elwell said. You are by far the most prepared commissioner I have had the pleasure of working with. Sorry guys,E lwell added. Board Chairman Jack Richie clarified that she did not say she was going away. She said she was not going to run for the commissioner again. That doesn ot mean that you will have a free hand in any way, Richie said. She running for Supervisor of Elections? Elwell joked. s just a lot smarter than the four o f us combined, said Commissioner Greg Harris. There is indeed a tremendous a mount of knowledge there and it will be missed, Richie said. Stewart will not seek third term on county commission S tewart Humane Society fundraiser set for Sunday The money raised this year will go directly to our building fund. We want to help these dogs and cats while they are here.ANNSMITH Humane Society treasurer

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 24, 2012Page 3A FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 2/3,10,17,24; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 2 2 8 8 G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 2/24/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 2 2 7 7 8 8 Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Smallridge was found guilty and sentenced to two terms of 11 years to be served consecutively, Napierf ound herself overcome with feelings she never expected, feelings beyond the intense grief she endured. She saw that Smallridge did not have a criminal mind. He had beenr aised by loving parents and he never set out to hurt anyone. He was also young, had just finished college in April, and was looking forward to his life as much as Meagan and Lisah ad been theirs. There were no winners, Napier said. The guilty verdict and 22-years entence changed nothing. Her student audience had fallen silent, intent on the straight forwardw omen who held nothing back and obviously spoke from her heart. N apiers main lesson came next. It was about forgiveness. e all get hung up about forgiven ess, she said. It does not mean that everything is okay. It does not m ean a person shouldnt be punished. Forgiving is for the person offering it. It is healing. ou have to make a big effort to hate, Napier explained. Bitternessa nd hatred, they destroy you. I came to see an Eagle Scout, f rom a good family, a gifted athlete with the brightest future, as another life lost. I finally looked in his eyesa nd forgave him. At that point, a young man, d ressed in a black and white stripped jump suit, manacled at the wrists and ankles and accompanied by two s heriffs deputies, made his way to the front of the commons, shambling slightly as the ankle chains made it difficult to walk. Napier introduced him as Eric S mallridge. They exchanged a solemn look as she handed him the microphone. The student audience leaned forward. I was smart, Smallridge said. I made good grades. But I had a f lawed mindset. I thought I was 10 feet tall and bulletproof. H e told of joining friends and hanging out at a beach bar drinking beer. About how one beer lead to another. About how liquid courage told him he was fine to drive. DUIs, he said, happen to bad drivers who drive worse under the influence. That would never be him. I was a good driver. Everything would always be good, he said. I was fine to drive. Then it all came crashing down. Two girls paid the price. My parents w ere crushed, and I ended up in a prison cell looking through bars at rolls of razor wire. T he worst moment, Smallridge s aid, came during his trial. When he went to leave the bar that night, his truck wouldnt start. He called a friend for help. The f riend tried to stop him from driving and told him he was too drunk to drive. Smallridge, however, insisted h e jump start the vehicle. O n the stand, the friend related t hese facts. He was asked if he knew Meagan and Lisa. To Smallridges horror he replied yes, they were like his sisters something Smallridge had not known. Here was another person he had hurt deeply, leaving scars. Smallridge began the painful path of owning responsibility. He came to see his actions clearly and experienced deep remorse. When Napier contacted him to forgive him, they formed an unlikely alliance, determined to make a difference by speaking to students together whenever the special arrangements needed for Smallridge to travel could be arranged. Have a plan, both insisted to the students. Bad choices are going to be made, protect yourselves. Know what you are going to do if you become drunk. Call your par-e nts, call a friend, call a cab, have a plan B. Do not drive. D o not think it can never happen to you, they told the students. It can happen, and all it takes is a second. Continued from 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Eric Smallridge warned LPHS students about driving under the influence, and more the endless pain of remorse that comes with killing someone. Students get glimpse of human cost of DUI I was a good driver. Everything would always be good. I was fine to drive. Then it all came crashing down. Two girls paid the price. My parents were crushed, and I ended up in a prison cell looking through bars at rolls of razor wire.ERICSMALLRIDGE d runk driver who killed two women o rder to regulate animals within city limits, but McIntyre is still thrilled with the outcome. They have a few stipulat ions. We can only have up to two. There can be no breeding, which I wouldnt do anyway because boys are sometimes grouchy, and we have to have a vet health certificate and get them registered, McIntyre explained. The potbellied pig issue was one of six topics on the agenda that were handled during Tuesdays meeting. The council also approved allowing two hens per household city-wide. The split vote came as no surprise to McIntyre, who knew that Councilman John Griffin was against the idea of keeping a pig in the city limits since day one. Griffin spoke up about people complaining, but that was seven months ago and no one else has said anything since then, McIntyre said. Councilmen Griffin and Bud Whitlock have both been against the pig, as well as any other non-pet animals, in homes within city limits. However, Griffin and Whitlock were outnumbered 3-2 by Andrew Fells, John Clark and Scott Stanley, who each cast a vote in favor of the new animal ordinance. I was almost in tears. Id rather give the dogs away. Shes not noisy or anything like that and we love her. Shes a part of our family McIntyre said. McIntyre has yet to decide if she will be adding another potbellied pig to their family in the future. Right now she is solely focused on Emma, who will celebrate her third birthday next month. Continued from page 1A Pig can stay in home, and can have friend Associated PressMIAMI Astate legislator who admitted sending numerous inappropri-a te, harassing text messages using a hidden identity to a married federal prosecutor was home Thursday with his familya mid a federal investigation into possible stalking. Aspokesman said Rep. Richard Steinberg, a married Miami Beach Democrat, returned homef rom Tallahassee even though both legislative c hambers were in session. Steinberg, 39, and his wife have a young daughter. Its a family matter. Thats the number one prio rity, said Steinberg spokesman Christian Ulvert. Steinberg, responding to inquiries about thep robe from The Miami Herald, issued a statement a cknowledging that he sent inappropriate and unsolicited messages toM arlene FernandezKaravetsos, an assistant U .S. attorney in Miami he said he has known for 15 years. Steinberss pokesman also provided a copy to The Associated Press. I deeply regret and wholeheartedly apologize f or the disrespect that I have shown her, her husband and my constituents, Steinberg said in the statement. Mosti mportantly, words cannot express how sorry I am to my wife, for the disrespectI have shown her, and my entire family State Rep. admits to h arassing texts TALLAHASEE (AP The Florida Senate has honored a Clay County sheriffs deputy who was killed investigating a tip on a meth laboratory. The chamber passed a resolution on Thursday expressing its sympathy to the family and friends of David Adam White. His wife, Jennifer, was present as the resolution passed. The 35-year-old detective died last week aftera shootout at a Middleburg home. Senate honors slain Clay County detective

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C M Y K Ev en in testc razy Florida t here was not o ne word of regret h eard when it was a nnounced that F lorida would no l onger be subject to t he federal No C hild Left Behind A ct.F lorida was one of 10 states given waivers from NCLB by the Obama admin-i stration, largely because it and the other states had d emonstrated they had standards and programs in place that were sufficient to meetW ashingtons educational goals for the country. L eaving NCLB behind was welcome and overdue. The laws objectives were admirable, but its goals were simply unrealistic. S tatewide last year, just 10 percent of the schools achieved adequate yearly progress, the measure of expected improvementa mong all student subgroups. ... What was frustrating to educators was that NCLB measured not only a schoolso verall performance, but the performance of eight different student subgroups, likel ow-income, non-English speaking and the disabled. If those groups did not maket he desired benchmarks, the entire school was deemed n on-proficient. However well-intended, the law, as written, sets chools up for failure. While NCLB is no longer h anging over Florida, that is not to say that children will not be left behind as we move forward. A big part of the reason Florida received its waiver was because of its rigorouss tandards for all students, standards which just got t ougher this year and will get even tougher next year. Moreover, not only will s tudents and schools be expected to score well on the F lorida Comprehensive Assessment Test, they will be more closely measured on how much progress they m ake from year to year. Since its inception, testing has been used more to gradea nd degrade than to assess and diagnose. Insisting on h igh standards without providing solutions for those who cannot achieve thems imply sets too many children and schools up for failu re. An editorial from the Gainesville Sun. Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, February 24, 2012www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELE ditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports 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 No Child Left Behind wont be missed Another tremend ously talented American who had r iches and fame beyond most peoples dreams has killed herself with drugs. WhitneyH oustons life was wrecked and cut t ragically short at 48 because she became mired int he self-destructive hell of drug use. I n the late 1970s my birth brother was living in L.A. and working as aw riter on Laverne & Shirley, the number onerated TVshow in the count ry. It was pretty heady stuff for a 21-year-old kid f rom Ohio. I remember him telling me how cocaine and other drugs were becoming increasingly popular witht he creative crowd in Hollywood at the time. He had more money than God and he found himself facing a tough choice: Put his money up his nose like everyone else or leavet own. He chose to leave. Many o ther young people we know never made the right choice with drugs and their lives ended like Houstons. Sunday night at the A cademy Awards, Hollywood will be handing out Oscars to its brightest stars. At some point, tears will be shed for WhitneyH ouston. She will be remembered, as she should be, for her great singing. But you can bet your favorite movie stars Malibu beach house that the drug lifestyle that sent Houston to an early grave will be conveniently forgotten. Instead of pretending its chronic drug problem doesnt exist, or acting like choosing drugs is simply another lifestyle choice, Hollywood needs to take a strong stand against drug use. Illegal and legal. The Academy Awards this weekend would be a good place to start doing the right thing. As an industry, Hollywood needs to start saying No to drugs. Baseball is saying No. Pro football is saying No. Cycling, for Petes sake, is saying No. In the s my stepmother Nancy was saying No. In the s my 21-yearo ld birth brother had the sense to s ay No. Isnt it time for Hollywood and the rest of the entertainmenti ndustry to clean itself up? D r. Drew does what he can, but he can save onlyo ne celebrity drug addict at a time. H ollywood needs to do more than cry at funerals. It could do so much morei n the fight against drugs if its grownups had the guts to use Hollywoods enorm ous cultural influence for good (for a change W here are the Public Service Announcements, Mr. Spielberg or Ms. Jolie? Why arent Hollywoods best and brightest crankingo ut anti-drug PSAs? Why do we only hear people like Tony Bennett calling for the legalization of drugs? The answer is not to legalize drugs, its to getp eople to stop using them. Come on, Hollywood, c ome together. For all of us, help Stop the Madness now. Speak as an industry with one voice: No more drugs. I grew up in Hollywood as the son of an Academy Award-winning actress. My mother Jane Wyman lived to be 90, dammit. I want all the young talent to have the same opportunity my mother and so many others have had. Im tired of watching our Michael Jacksons, Heath Ledgers and Whitney Houstons die young because of drugs. The list goes on: Elvis, Chris Farley, John Belushi, and so many more. As a country we must stop glossing over the tragedy of drug abuse. We should learn a lesson and work on the solution.. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan Revolution (St. Martins Press, 2011). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his website at www.reagan.co m, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. Whitneys death should be a lesson Issues from clown car era persistEditor: As the Republican party winnows down its list of potential candidates, a few issues from the clown car era persist. (Rick tention declares himself Atrue conservative. After explaining his position on contraceptives he refuses to take a position on the resurgence of the chastity belt industry. Jury is still out. Michelle Bachman continuesto insist that knowing the location of John Waynes birthplace is of critical importance. Newt (Gingrich lac her hair, while Ron Paul argues for doing away with all paper money for a real gold standard. Marco Rubio, being given a little more leash by his gray eminence, Jeb Bush, has launched himself as a newly emerged expert on foreign affairs, particularly Afghanistan, Iran and of course, Cuba, having studied at the knee of no less an expert than Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who still pours the Koolaid for the Bay of Pigs veteransand the Bolart brothers, declaring the necessity of continuing our ineffectual embargo of Cuba. Marco, now warming to the possibility of being selected as vice president for the Republican candidate, is trying desperately to appear well informed, an uphill effort at best. At the recent CPAC convention he loudly repeated all of the current slogans popular with the group, showing his political acumen, and fellow traveler credentials. Yep, Im with Jeb. Randy Ludacer Lake PlacidMore good political leaders neededEditor: Feb. 14, a Tampa Tribune columnist referred to Sen. J.D. Alexander of Polk County as a petulant princeand his recent actions as chairman of the Senates budget committee as vile. The S enator is quoted as saying he has no confidence in the stewardship of USF based on their actions. If youre a late comer to this foray, read the article from Pam Iorio (former Tampa mayor) concerning the Senators actions and the effect on not only University of South Florida but the area. The Tampa Bay area/community needs more Iorios, Genshafts and fewer Alexanders. Max Glenn SebringGlobal powers must be calmedEditor: Global powers have collectively destroyed the American working class in America and around the world. These rogue corporations have also destroyed free elections in America. These rogue corporations have destroyed the sovereignty of many nations, where they have promoted unfair trade so as to destroy the host nation. They, rather than the governments of many nations, control all borders of these nations. They, global powers, collectively are a destroyer of nations. It is time for America to nationalize energy. For without stable energy prices, we will cease to exist as a nation. Let the American people decide. Put the nationalization of energy on the 2012 ballot. The outsourcing of our jobs and the outsourcing of our energy has to cease. Global Powers Can global powers and a free democracy co-exist? We the people cannot co-exist with global powers. They have destroyed the working class worldwide. It has also destroyed the sovereignty of all nations. They promote open borders worldwide. No nationseconomy can withstand the unfair trade deals they create. They have created world financial collapses. The United States working class has been destroyed by the off shoring of all of our jobs by global powers. T he lack of control of Americas energy corporations has been one of the contributors to Americas financial collapse; the high cost of fuel where American refineries sell gasoline on the world market to the highest bidder. They have completely ignored the fact that everything that is under the ground belongs to the American public. The people we elect to protect the public interest are failing to do their jobs. It is not in the public interest to sell our refined gasoline on the open market to the point of collapsing our financial markets. It does no good to spend trillions of dollars on placing troops around the world and then allow American corporations and global powers to destroy us from within. They, the global powers, have bankrupted all of our financial institutions. The American Building and Real Estate Market has been destroyed Without jobs, millions of Americans have lost their homes, for without jobs property taxes and mortgages cannot be paid. The American voting system is where public officials have been bought and paid for by the global powers. The American people must hold all public servants accountable for this financial problem, where global powers control our trading laws and our people are held captive to a monster called global power. The American government should freeze all global powersassets located in these United States. They have violated the property and voting rights of all Americans. Do we have a democracy where all people are equal? Global powers are in the driversseat of the American government; a nation that is supposed to be the shining light of freedom, where all people are equal under our Constitution. Billie E. Jewett Sebring Making Sense Michael Reagan 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. 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 dominate d 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

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C M Y K Intermediate level as the first half of the trip will require a strong paddle upstream (against the current). If you are a first-timer, beginner, or have a busy s chedule in the morning, plan on a very easy threem ile journey (approximately 1 1/2 hours) at 12:30 p.m. This trip is ideal for kids too. Launch from Thompsons Fish Camp at t he entrance to the Air Force Range. To register, call Sebring Kayak Tours at 202-0815.Big Red Bus heads to Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The Big Red Bus will visit Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 f rom 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Calls will be made to previous donors so an appointm ent time can be scheduled. If you havent donated before, stop by and it will only take approximately an h our of your time. Donors will receive a free movie voucher. I f you are a winterdonor and have not been contacted, call Peg Murray at 465-5707 or Terry Casey at 699-0774.Pilates in the Park This SaturdaySEBRING Golds Gym is partnering with the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency to h ost Pilates in the Park series one Saturday eachm onth through May at 10 a.m. in Downtown Sebrings C ircle Park.This event is free for anyone to attend and perfect for any exercise level. Come enjoy the beauty and charm of Downtown S ebrings Circle Park while i ncreasing your strength and flexibility. Participants are encouraged to bring a mat or towel and enjoy 50 minutes of pilates fun. After the class, Golds Gymwill give away one 30-day free membership and distribute free week-long passes for everyone who attends. .Sales benefit Relay for LifeAVON PARK Ayard sale at 2161 N. Sterling Road in Avon Park from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday will have all proceeds go to benefit Relay for Life. Asecond garage sale is planned for 12 W. LaGrande St., off of North Lake Avenue. Several families are involved in this sale, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday. Again, all proceeds will go to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.Emmanuel United Church of Christ has parking lot saleSEBRING Aparking lot sale is being held from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope St., 1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 on Hammock Road. This annual bargain huntersbonanza features a large selection of sale-priced household and l awn items, furniture, small appliances, jewelry, collectibles, hand tools, dishes, books and more. C offee and doughnuts are a vailable for early arrivals; hot dogs and sodas are served later. Call 471-1999.Indiana Marshall County Day setSEBRING The annual H oosier Marshall County Day will occur today at Homers Restaurant, one block east of Walmart in Sebring Square. The pro-g ram begins at 11 a.m. Registration is from 10-11 a.m. Meet in the ManateeR oom. Marshall County residents and guests are welcome.Sebring Utilities plans hydrant flushSEBRING The City of S ebring Utilities Department will begin its annual flushing o f fire hydrants on weekends starting today. Flushing will be done in the evening from9 p.m. to 2 a.m. to minimize inconvenience to customers. A t all times, the water remains safe for consumpt ion. If cloudiness or discoloration occurs after flushing in your area, flush the serv-i ce line by opening a faucet for 10 minutes. If water d oesnt clear, call 471-5112 during business hours or 471-0166 after hours.Skylarks play at Dance ClubSEBRING The H ighlands Social Dance Club hosts dancing at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway from 7-9:30 p.m. today. Have fun and dancet he night away to the music of the Skylarks Orchestra. B ring a beverage, ice provided. Soft drinks, hamburg-e rs and sandwiches will be available at the Snack Bar. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Appropriate dress isr equired. Call 471-0559.Woodcarving Show is SaturdaySEBRING The 15th annual Highlands Woodcarving Show, Artistry in Wood, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sebring Elks Lodge 1529, 2618 Kenilworth Blvd., at the northwest corner of Lakeview Drive. There will be a carving competition, vendors, carving demonstrations, door prizes and refreshments. Admission is $3. Call Bob Seybolt at 4716077.California Toe Jam Band plays at Music in the Park ConcertSEBRING California Toe Jam Band will bringt heir Oldies Rock n Roll to Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday. Concert admission is $5 per person (accompaniedc hildren 12 and under admitted free of charge). Bring a lawn chairs or blankets and flashlight. Proceeds benefit park improvements. Parke ntrance fee of $6 per vehicle (up to eight people per car) is waived after 6 p.m.o n concert nights. Call 3866094 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/hi ghlandshammock.Democratic Women meet SaturdayS EBRING The Democratic Womens Club o f Highlands County will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Democratic Headquarters next to Ruby Tuesdays. Call Elli Million at 3824 944.Senior Karaoke Contest to benefitN u-HopeAVON PARK The L ester Kesselring Memorial Senior Karaoke Contest will be held from 1-5 p.m. S aturday at Duffers Sports Grille. Prize categories for the top female and male singers will be $100 for first place, $75 for second, and$ 50 for third. Seniors age 55 or older are eligible to compete. There is a $5 entry fee to compete, with proceeds ben-e fiting Nu-Hope Elder Care Services. There is no cover c harge to watch the fun, so come on out, enjoy thee ntertainment and support a great cause. Call 452-6339.Garden Club plans annual card partySEBRING The Sebring Garden Club will hold its annual card party Thursday, March 1. Proceeds from thise vent benefit our Scholarship Fund for a worthy high school senior in Highlands County. There will be door prizes, a silent auction table and, as always, a delicious luncheon. The party will be at the Jack Stroup Civic Center in downtown Sebring from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 471-9979. Players may bring the games of their choice. Tickets are $8. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 24, 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 MARTIAL ARTS (pp top rhp ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 4 4 3 3 8 8 PAGE, WILLIAM J.; 5.542"; 3"; Black; main A; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 0 0 7 7 9 9 Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Follow the News-Sun www.twitter.com/thenewssun D ELLAPACKER Della Geraldine Packer, 5 0, of Avon Park, died Feb. 18, 2012 at her home. Born on July 17, 1961 in AvonP ark, and worked at Publix Deli in Fort L auderdale. She was a 1979 gradua te of Avon Park High School and was a member of B eulah Missionary Baptist Church in Avon Park. She is survived by her daughter, Christina Packer of Fort Lauderdale; sons,D erwyn Packer and Marcus Packer, both of Fort L auderdale; her mother, Viola Bell of Avon Park; sis-t er, Judy Bell of Avon Park; brother, Benjamin Wright of Columbus, Ga.; and nine grandchildren. Visitation will be from 68 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church. Afuneral service will be held at 11 a.m. S aturday, Feb. 25 at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church w ith the Rev. C.L. Carter officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview MemorialG ardens, Avon Park. Marions Community F uneral Chapel entrusted with the final arrangements. (863 CHARLES WAKELIN Charles Arthur Wakelin, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 inS ebring, Fla. He was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on July 19, 1921 to Elgin Arthur and Florence (LoveWakelin. He was am ember of Southside Baptist Church, a member of t he Evangelical Alliance Mission as a missionary inV enezuela from 1951-1970. He was a certified entomologist and was certified in pest control. He served with the Migrant Ministry,M issionary Gospel Fellowship from 1972-1982. He was a resident of Sebring since 1992 coming from M iami, Fla. He is survived by his w ife, Elsie Maude Wakelin, Sebring, Fla.; son, Douglas Arthur Wakelin, Sebring,F la.; daughter, Charlene (NilesVero B each, Fla.; sisters, Frances Berg, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and G ladys Hanson, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Halsey MatthewW akelin. Afuneral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Southside Baptist church with Rev.D avid Altman officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a .m. until service time. Burial will be immediatelyf ollowing the services. Contributions may be made in his memory to TEAM, P.O. Box 969, Wheaton, IL 60187. S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida stephensonnelsonfh.com Courtesy photo (From left) Betty Robinson, Barb Giese, Rich Weaver, Pat Weaver, Pat Farrer, Ken Giese, Alan Holmes and Nancy Holmes with the golf cart Holmes donated to R eflections on Silver Lake to be used in conjunction with charity fundraising efforts. Heading up ticket sales were Barb and Ken Giese, Betty Robinson and Pat Farrer. On Feb. 10, at the Reflections Sock Hop, the winning ticket was drawn and the golf cart w as awarded to Reflections residents Pat and Rich Weaver. Golf cart ticket sales totaled $4,195 and will be divided between the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes F oundations and Hope Hospice. The Sock Hop was also a fundraising event that generated $1,124. In addition to the previously mentioned charities, DJ Jim Stopa andE mcee Doug Grant requested that dance proceeds also be divided among Samaritans T ouch and the World War II Honor Flight Network. G olf cart donation raises $4,195 OBITUARIES P acker B y BRENDAN FARRINGTON APPolitical WriterTALLAHASSEE The Republican Senate primary race got personal Wednesday as former Sen. George LeMieux called Rep. Connie Mack IVthe Charlie Sheen of Florida politics because of past run-ins with the law, and Macks campaign responded that LeMieux is an extraordinary political hack who used his relationship with former Gov. Charlie Crist to become rich and powerful. LeMieux cited a Miami Herald review of Macks court records and financial documents to assert that Mack doesnt have the character or temperament to serve in the U.S. Senate. What we see is a 20-year pattern of misconduct, LeMieux said at a news conference. Road rage incidents, bar fights and arrests; unable to pay his own taxes while a member of Congress; sued by his condominium association, his yacht club, his lawyer; not paying his family support payment. LeMieux said attacking Mack on personal character issues is fair game because Mack has done the same for years, including calling Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich dangerous and erratic. Mack supports Mitt Romney for the GOPnomination. Likewise, LeMieux questioned Macks behavior. ou cant come away from a rap sheet like this and conclude anything other than Connie Mack the Fourth is the Charlie Sheen of Florida politics. In fact, that may be disrespectful to Charlie Sheen, LeMieux said. With a record like this Connie Mack the Fourth cannot be hired, in my view, to be a teacher, to be a bank officer or to be a policeman, let alone should he be hired to be a United States senator Sheen lost his job on wo and a Half Men after a drug-fueled meltdown. Sheen was also arrested in 2009 for suspicion of assaulting his now ex-wife. Mack has not faced such charges. Among the examples cited by LeMieux were Macks bar fight with thenAtlanta Braves outfielder Ron Gant in 1992, an arrest for resisting an officer without violence after an argument outside a Jacksonville nightclub in 1989, two road rage incidents in the late 80s, a late support payment to his first wife, a loan from his father so he could pay his federal income tax, an overdrawn checking account and failure to pay debts on time. Expecting to be attacked, Macks campaign issued a letter from campaign manager Jeff Cohen attacking LeMieux and his ties to Crist. LeMieux served as Crists deputy attorney general, ran Crists 2006 campaign for governor and served as chief of staff after Crist won the election. After leaving Crists office, LeMieux continue to advise the governor. LeMieux: Mack is Charlie Sheen of Fla. politics Connie Mack the Fourth is the Charlie Sheen of Florida politics. In fact, that may be disrespectful to Charlie Sheen.SEN. GEORGELeMIEUX candidate 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 live auction beginning at 7 (p.m. The Highlands County Sheriffs Office will be present along with its K-9 unit at the event along with Abby, a lovable Bison therapy dog and approximately 12 dogs on the agility course. Local businesses and individuals have donated numerous items for the live auction including gift certificates, massage sessions and a karaoke party. Smith hopes that the community will continue to support not only the Humane Society but local businesses as well. e hope that people will remember those restaurants when they go out to eat here in Highlands County and we hope that people will feel like this is their Humane Society; it is an extension of our humanity to help these animals, said Smith. Taste of Highlands County starts at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Ag Center when guests will be served all they can eat of Highlands Countys finest foods. Alive auction will follow dinner. Tickets are $25 for adults $15 for children and limited number will be available at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Highlands County Humane Society (7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd.) or the Sebring Chamber of Commerce (27 US Highway 27 North). For more information, contact Smith at 655-1522. sible special events in the county, not just mud bogging. And the proposed ordinance would only affect the un-i ncorporated areas of the county, Hill said. Hill also explained that the events covered were only the ones commercial in naturet hat had fees for attendees or vendors. The proposed ordinance had three categories of special events, based on size ofe vent based on participants. Each Special Event was subject for review by theS heriffs Office and Zoning Supervisor Linda Conrad. AMinor Special Event i ncluded 200 or fewer participants, including employees o f the event, and would be approved by county staff with department input. The county commission room holds 201 attendees, w hich should give you some idea of 200 participants, Hill said. If turned down, organizers of a minor event could appealt o the county commission. ARegular Special Event w ould consist of 201 to 1,000 attendees and either staff or the applicant can request thatr eview for approval be taken to the county commission for a pproval. AMajor Special Event involves more than 1,000 p articipants, is commercial in nature and all recommendations by the county departments and the sheriff are to be forwarded to the commis-s ion for review and approval. According to Hill, the proposed ordinance contains considerable detail for site plans, noise, lighting and sig-n age and limited events to six per year on any one property. Staff considered whether six or more events (a yearw ould require re-zoning, Hill said. Hill also advised that he had held discussion with Gabe White and JeffK ennedy, organizers of the proposed Swamp Hammock outdoor recreation facility and who were currently seeking approval for severale vents at Saddleridge. e have discussed this with a property owner, who was really proposing an outdoor theme park. We recommended that the property owner seek rezoning, Hill said. The proposed ordinance also includes a chart of what special events can be permitted in each zoning districts, a ccording to Hill, but did not cover Swamp Hammock. e have defined every e vent from large to small, from a lawnmower race to a c arnival to a fair to mud bogging and indicated what zoni ng they would be appropriate in, Hill said. e are greatly concerned a bout a property being used daily, weekly or monthly for a use like (Swamp Hammock), Hill added. We do not have what area is appropriate for a theme park in our zoning. That would be a different ordinance and a change to the LDRs (Land Development Regulations), said Hill. The schedule for the ordinance puts a final draft in front of the commissioners by mid-June, Hill said. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 24, 2012Page 7A JD FINANCIAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 2/3,10,17,24; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 0 0 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 88350-liquor; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 1 1 1 1 0 0 Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Ordinance would put special events in three categories Taste of Highlands County to benefit Humane Society riding? asked one of Mrs. Sandra Esserys second graders. Sarah counted the years on her fingers quickly. This is my third, no, fourth time riding, Hamsher stated. H amsher and her young colt, Leroy, stood along side their friends Isabella Park and her horse, Jitter Bug, also of Englewood andc owboy Cody Noordzy. Park and Hamsher answered several quest ions, both normal and odd ones, from curious second graders, while Noordzy entertained the students with his whip cracking. S ome of the students seemed unfamiliar with the animal and held no questions back. How do they use the rest room? one stud ent asked. Hamsher laughed lightly. They use it just like us, it just comes out back there, Hamsher said pointing towardt he rear of her friends horse. H amsher said goodbye to the students and joined her father as the three-minute warning was called for the riders. The riders saddled up and began the formation for the trek through the rest of Highlands County. As the cowboys and horses crossed Sparta Road and headed towards State Road 66 stu-d ents and faculty bid them all farewell. C ontinued from page 1A Cracker Trail ride makes stop at Cracker Trail Elementary News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Cowboys continue their trek across Highlands County to State Road 66 after a visit at C racker Trail Elementary school Wednesday morning. e have defined every event from large to small, f rom a lawnmower r ace to a carnival to a fair to mud bogging and i ndicated what z oning they would b e appropriate in.MARKHILL Development Services Director Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Associated PressMIAMI Violent crime at the nations schools is declining, and students and schools are reporting less bullying and gang activity. But new government data r eports an increase in cyber bullying and youth suicides. Cyber bullying issue has really moved to center stage and thats probably the next major challenge that school officials and others willh ave to address, said Ron Stephens, executive director of the National School Safety Center, a nonprofit advocacy organization. H e said the higher number of suicides wasnt surprising. I think thats a number well see increasing based on whats happening with all the cyber bullying, Stephens said. The number of violent deaths declined to 33 in the 2009-10 school year, the lowest number on record since the agencies began collecting data in 1992, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice on Wednesday. In the previous s chool year, there were 38 such deaths. Thefts and nonfatal violent crimes declined from 1.2 million in 2008 to 828,000 in 2010. Students perceive schools as being safer thant hey were, said Tom Snyder, a project director of t he National Center for Education Statistics While the data show a consistent decline across several indicators, therew ere increases in a few areas, including cyber bullying and suicides among youth age 5 18 outside of school. Some school safetya dvocates question whether the numbers are accurate at all, noting the data is collected through surveys and not incident based reporting. The federal reports grossly underestimate the extent of school violence, said Ken Trump, president of the National School Safety and Security Services, a Cleveland-based consulting firm. Veronica Joyner, president of Parents United for Better Schools in Philadelphia, said the numbers did not ring true to her. s underreported, J oyner said. Many of the administrators will not report serious incidents because it looks like theyre not doing their job at the school and that is part of their evaluation. S nyder said the report is based on seven surveys. We were showing fairly consistent patterns of decreases, he said. Of the 33 violent deaths involving students, staff ando thers on school campuses, 25 were homicides, five were suicides and three involved a law enforcement officer. Among youth agesf ive to 18, there were 17 homicides and one suicide that occurred on school grounds. The highest number of violent deaths at schools occurred in the 2006-07 school year, when there were 63. These tragic incidents are fortunately relatively rare, but its hard to interpret a change from one year to another, Snyder said. The numbers are lower but you dont know if its part of a national pattern or just reflecting random occurrences in those years. Report: Crime at US public schools on the decline

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C M Y K Luke was contemplating college when a high school friend, Army Spc. Shawn Murphy, 24, was killed in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 10, 2006. Soon after Cindy gave her son the devastating news, he told her hed made a decision. I cant go to school, mom, Luke said. This is my war, and this is my obligation. Pyeatt brought the same selfless attitude to war-torn southern Afghanistan. He had been there only a few weeks when word got around that Marines were needed for a dangerous mission outside the wire of their base. This is my time, fellow 2nd Radio Battalion Marines quoted Luke as saying. Im going first since Im the team leader Tragically, Cpl. Pyeatts first combat mission would be his last. According to the Pentagon, the 24-year-old Marine was killed on Feb. 5, 2011, while conducting combat operations in Afghanistans Helmand Province. Lukes mom still wonders if they could have escaped the bad news by leaving their house before the military messenger arrived that morning. Still, the outpouring of love from their West Chester, Ohio, community, as well as their faith, comforts the Pyeatts. I was mad for a long time, but I dont feel angry anymore, the Gold Star mother said. I know Luke isnt gone. The night before my interview with the Marines parents, Scott sat down to reada letter Cpl. Lucas Pyeatt wrote to his family, including his sister, Emily, in case the worst happened in Afghanistan. After reading his words, it became clear that one day, the family would be reunited. I was impressed because he said I cant wait to be together again, but theres no hurry, the Gold Star father said. And thats Luke. To find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, February 24, 2012www.newssun.com LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 2/3,10,17,24; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 2 2 WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 7 7 Nextage 3x5 BW00017305 Continued from page 2A First combat mission was last for soldier who felt obligation By MIKE GLOVER Associated PressD ES MOINES, Iowa Lawmakers under pressure from constituents in the months after the Casey Anthony trial have found itsn ot easy to toughen penalties for parents who dont immediately report missing children. Seventeen states tried to p ass Caylees Law legislation named after Anthonys 2-year-old daughter whose 2008 disappearance in Florida was notr eported for a month but many of these efforts have failed or stalled over con-c erns that proposed changes were too broad, and in some cases, not necessary. Iowa ist he latest state to face difficulty trying to strengthen p enalties involving how and when parents report missing children. Lawmakers onW ednesday rejected a bill that would have required pare nts to know their children were safe in any 24-hour period. Ajury found Anthony not guilty in July in the death ofh er daughter, whose body was found in woods near her g randparentsOrlando home six months after she was reported missing. The trial,w hich was shown on live television, captivated the count ry, and her acquittal triggered outrage among hundreds of thousands of people w ho posted about the case on social media sites. Lawmakers also heard from constituents who urgedt hem to take action. They saw what they thought was an injustice. We need to have some response, said Iowa Rep. JulianG arrett, a Republican from Indianola. But passing legislation attempting to strengthen missing childrens laws hasb een difficult in many states. Only one, New Jersey, has put a new law on its books, said Rich Williams, a policy associate with the NationalC onference of State Legislatures Criminal Justice Program. T he Iowa legislative panel rejected the proposed law Wednesday after some ques-t ioned whether it was too vague. Marty Ryan, a lobbyi st for the Iowa chapter of the Sacramento, Calif.-based Justice Reform Coalition,s peculated that it would require parents to check in d aily with children sent to summer camp. Rep. Jeff Kaufmann, who co-sponsored the Iowa bill, acknowledged the measuren eeded work. We clearly are moving too fast on this, said K aufmann, R-Wilton. By not approving the bill, the panel made it likely thep roposal wouldnt meet a legislative deadline and w ould be dropped for this session. Unlike the Iowa proposal, W illiams said, most of the measures proposed in other s tatehouses require a parent to know a child is missing, avoiding the scenario of having to check on a child at camp. But he said manys tates have become stuck on determining the age in which t he proposals should apply. In some cases, lawmakers have questioned whethers tronger missing children laws are necessary. N ebraska state Sen. Tony Fulton said he was inspired by the Anthony case to introd uce the bill that would increase penalties for conc ealing a death. But at a hearing in January, Sen. Burke Harr of Omaha called the proposal a feel-good law that would make little differ-e nce in most homicide cases, including those involving a p arent accused of killing a child. If you have enough to p rove they dumped the body, you probably have enough to p rove that, at a minimum, theyre an accessory after the fact and probably responsible f or this crime, Harr said. Acommittee held a hearing Wednesday on the other N ebraska bill, which requires a parent or guardian to report a child missing within 72 hours, but lawmakers took no action. I n South Dakota, a bill was approved overwhelmingly by the state Senate that gives parents 48 hours to report am issing child. State Attorney General Marty Jackley said the measure is needed because the state dealt with its own case last year inw hich a mother in Winner gave birth and left the baby to die in a bathroom. The woman was prosecuted for manslaughter and desertiono f a child, Jackley said. The South Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers opposed the bill, saying it was toob road. The measure is set for a hearing this week in the House. T he Florida Legislature also is still considering a bill, but it has been changed tom ake it more narrowly focused on people who knowingly and willingl mislead police, resulting in the death of a child. S ome lawmakers say passing missing child reporting l egislation is not the solution because in a case such as Caylee Anthonys a measure forcing requirements on parents wouldnt have saved theg irl. Iowa Rep. Mary Wolfe, a Democrat from Clinton, s aid the lesson with the Anthony murder trial was not that penalties should bee nhanced for failing to report a missing child, but that prose cutors need to do a better job of building their cases. They didnt have the evid ence in that case, Wolfe said. Caylees Law proposal stalls in Iowa, other states MCTphoto Erin Andersen kneels in front of a memorial for Caylee A nthony Right in Orlando in July of 2011. A ssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida Gov. Rick Scott isl osing another agency head after just a year in office. J ack Miles, the secretary of the Department ofM anagement Services, resigned from his $140,000 a year job on Tuesday. Miles plans to stay in his post until March 31. M iles, who joined the Scott administration after retiring from the corporate world, becomes another in a line of officials who have lefti n the last few months. Two other agency heads announced their departures in January. One of those who left was Secretary of State Kurt Browning. Doug Darling, the head of a newly formed state agency designed to promote Gov. Rick Scotts campaign promise to create 700,000n ew jobs across Florida, resigned after just four m onths in his post. Miles said on Wednesday t hat it was time to step down and that he had promised Scott he would stay through his first two legislative sessions. M iles, 59, oversaw the department that acts as the administrative arm of state government dealing with everything from state build-i ngs to health insurance for state workers. While in office, he negotiated changes to the health insurance contracts that are projected to save the state $400 million over a two-year period. The agency had come under fire before Scott took office, including over how it supervised the constructiono f a new courthouse that critics called a Taj Mahal. We have done a lot to improve the image with theL egislature, Miles said. ere in a lot better shape. Scotts first big shakeup happened over the summer when Tallahassee insiderS teve MacNamara was brought in to take over as chief of staff. Former Department of Corrections Secretary EdwinB uss was fired in August after a series of clashes with Scott, who blamed philosophical differences over management style on the separation. Browning is now running for Pasco County schools superintendent. Gov. loses another agency head

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, February 24, 2012Page 9A 1050Legals Notice is hereby given that Downtown Mini Storage LLC will sell at public auction at 195 S. Railroad Ave., Avon Park, Florida 33825 at 1:00 P.M. Saturday 3rd March 2012 to the highest bidder. Items held for Daniel Teague, hospital bed, vacuum, fishing rods, dryer, toys, girls bike, tool c hest, ladder, ice chests, truck box, king bed, TV, propane tank & stove, boxes & bags of unknown contents. February 22, 24, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 09001898GCS Division: Civil LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES 1 TRUST 2007-HE4 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE4 Plaintiff, v. DENNIS ELDER; AMANDA ELDER; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale, dated the 6th day of February, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 09001898GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES 1 TRUST 2007-HE4 ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-HE4 is Plaintiff, and DENNIS ELDER; AMANDA ELDER; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. B OB GERMAINE, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 AM at the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 on 7th day of March, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 12557 TO 12561 INCLUSIVE, 12562 AND 12563, UNIT 39, AVON PARK LAKES AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 82, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: 2022 West Oxnard Road, Avon Park, FL 33825. I f you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on February 7, 2012. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL February 17, 24, 2012 FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pamela Martin-Makuk, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of pussnbootsrags.com located at 2202 Pinewood Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 in Highlands County, Florida, intends to register said name with the Division of Corporations, Florida Department of State, pursuant to Section 865.09 of the Florida Statutes. February 24, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 09001544GCS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MARIE G. LOUIS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 15, 2012 and entered in Case No. 09001544GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and MARIE G. LOUIS; UNKNOWN SPOSUE OF MARIE G. LOUIS N/K/A MATTHEW LOUIS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 14th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 8, BLOCK 24, AVON PARK ESTATES UNIT II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10 AT PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1346 S. MUNSON RD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on February 16, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11013655 COUNTRY-CONV-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 2-F11013655 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-12-24 VICKY ANN SIKES AGUILERA Petitioner; and, JOSE REFUGIO SIKES AGUILERA, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jose Refugio Sikes Aguilera YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to: Vicky Ann Sikes Aguilera, Petitioner, 5601 N. Key, Sebring, Florida 33875, on or before March 29, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, either before service on Petitioner, or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. DATED: February 24, 2012 ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Kathy Whitlock As Deputy Clerk 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-42 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERTA SUCHMANTORENO a/k/a ROBERTA ANN SUCHMAN a/k/a BOBBI TORENO a/k/a BOBBI SUCHMAN TORENO a/k/a ROBERTA SUCHMAN a/k/a BOBBI ANN TORENO Deceased. N OTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Roberta Suchman-Toreno, deceased, whose date of death was December 7, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 24, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Valerie Goode 6601 SW 80th Street Ste 109 Miami, Florida 33143 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Cheryl Cheryl Silverman, Esq. Attorney for Valerie Goode Florida Bar Number: 373710 1533 Sunset Drive, Ste 120 Coral Gables, FL 33143 Telephone: (305 Fax: (305 E-Mail: Cheryl@cheryllawoffice.com February 24; March 2, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-45 IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT R. GRAVES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Robert R. Graves, deceased, whose date of death was June 11, 2010, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 0457, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate D ivision, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is 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 February 17, 2012. Personal Representatives: /s/ Deborah W. Honderick 5012 Lancer Drive Sebring, Florida 33876 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Charlotte C. Stone Attorney for Deborah W. HonderickF lorida Bar Number: 21297 Stone & Walder, P.L. 3200 US Hwy 27 S., Suite 304 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: Charlotte@Stoneand Walder.com February 17, 24, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-35 IN RE: ESTATE OF HAROLD J. KRUSE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Harold J. Kruse, deceased, whose date of death was December 17, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3701. The names and addresses of the personal representatives 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 February 17, 2012. Personal Representatives: Norman J. Kruse 2071 Camino Al Lago Menlo Park, California 94027 Stephanie S. Kruse 6352 Green Ranch Circle Reno, Nevada 89519 Attorney for Personal Representatives: Carol J. Wallace Florida Bar Number: 71059 Elder Law Firm of Clements & Wallace, P.L. 310 East Main Street Lakeland, Florida 33801 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 February 17, 24, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE #: 2011-CA-000771 DIVISION #: Bank of America National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, -vs.Gregory D. Luce and Katarzyna Luce, His Wife; Heartland National Bank; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Gregor D. Luce, WHOSE RESIDENCE IS: 1831 Nakomis Avenue, La Crosse, WI 54603 and Katarzyna Luce, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1211 Shamrock Drive, Sebring, FL 33875 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, t hough, under or against the named Defendant(s and the aforementioned named Defendant(s such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be in infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florid,a more particularly described as follows: LOT 20, BLOCK 4, ERIN PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 1211 Shamrock Drive, Sebring, FL 33875. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30 first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 8th day of February, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. February 17, 24, 2012 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-01 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JANIE MAE FLEMING Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Janie Mae Fleming, deceased, File Number PC 12-01, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was October 6, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $60,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address James Fleming 175 N. Dover Road Avon Park, FL 33825 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims w ith this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 17, 2012. Person Giving Notice: /s/ James Fleming 175 N. Dover Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. 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NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 31, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 11273GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A., is Plaintiff and REGINALD DENTON KNIGHT; et al., are Defendant(s I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 9, Block 43-A, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION TWO, according to the Plat as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 34, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Street Address: 3332 Thunderbird Road, Sebring, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 15th day of February, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk February 24; March 2, 2012N OTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit In and for Broward County, Florida, o n the 13th day of January, 2010, in the cause wherein ADORNO & YOSS, LLP., a limited liability partnership., is P laintiff, and FRED STERNBERG, an individual, BONNIE STERNBERG, an individual, BBBENTLEY, CORP., f/k/a Baxter International Corp., a dissolved Florida profit corporat ion, and BBBaxter LLC., a disolved Delaware limited liability company, are Defendants, being Case No. 09-020781-09 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the Defendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs right, title and interest in and to the following described REAL property in Highl ands County, Florida, to-wit: L OT 4, PLANTATION HILL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED I N PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA STREET ADDRESS FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY I S: 1706 West Stryker Road, Avon Park, FL. 33825 a nd on the 13th day of March, 2012, at the Commerce A venue entrance to the Highlands County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer f or sale all of the said defendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs, right, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, en-c umbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best b idder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction o f the above-described execution. D ated this, February 7, 2012 S USAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORID A B y: /s/ Lt. Jack Baily, Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr., D EPUTY SHERIFF I n accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, p ersons with disabilities needing a special accommodat ion to participate in this proceeding should contact the a gency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, F L 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD 1 -800-955-8771, or Voice (V Florida Relay Services. February 10, 17, 24; March 2, 2012 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, February, 24, 2012www.newssun.com SEBRING *WAREHOUSE REMNANT SALE Sat. Feb. 25th, 8am 4pm. Rain or Shine. 1160 Persimmon Ave. (next to Heartland Christian School Boxes full of sm. antiques/ collectibles, from Chicago/ Based Antique Business. M ourning locket, New c ostume jewelry, Treen ware, copper, candle sticks, linens, vintage lamp parts, yellow ware, vintage beads, amber & black glass necklaces, arts & crocks, small box c ollection. DonnaCollins Estate Sales www.estatesales.net SEB. -HUGE GARAGE sale Fri. & Sat. 3/24-25, 1044 Kerry Dr. Motor scooters, household, recliner chairs, more more! 863-385-2613. PLACID LAKESWork Shop Sale! Fri. Sat. 8. 118 Loquat Rd N.E. Jig saws, sanders, grinders, jointer, new mortise jig, shop light, weed eater, edger, cent ral vac unit, bass seats, rods & reels, stainless steel prop, softball bats & balls, child toys, car seats, bike, Barbie scooters, stroller, golf clubs, bed linens, Tea Rose & restaurant dishes, Candle W ick, Dooney Bourke purses, lots of misc. Men bring your wives. LAKE PLACID*MOVING SALE* L ots To Choose From (Sylvan Shores 1600 Cedarbrook St. Furniture, wall decor, china, household, shed, tools, riding lawn mower, '98 Chevy Tracker. Much More!! Sat. Feb. 25, 8am-5pm. LAKE PLACIDSun. 8 2pm. 112 NE Lake Front Ct. Foreclosure Sale! All Furniture Must GO! Bedroom sets, Dining Room table, Chairs & Hutch, Couches, Coffee Table, etc. AVON PARK4725 E. Avon Pines Rd., Sat., Feb. 25th, 8am ? TOO MUCH TO LIST!!!!! AVON PARK-MOVING SOON! 1206 Seasmans St. Fri & Sat, Feb 24& 25. Cast iron toys / collectibles, dishes, linens, knick knacks, clothing, books, p uzzles, crafts baseball cards. Lots More! Everything Priced T Sell! AVON PARKLAKES HUGE SALE 2132 N. Terrapin Rd. Fri, Feb 24th, 8am 5pm. Beds, refrigerator, tools, compressor, household items, chairs. Much More! AVON PARKLAKES *Multi Family Sale* 2515 N. arrowhead Rd. Fri & Sat., Feb 24 & 25, 8am -? antiq. furn., vintage, Precious Moments, household items, clothes, costume jewelry, misc. To Benefit mission Trip. AVON PARKMULTI FAMILY SALE! 11 W. Wolf St. Sat, Feb. 25th, 7am 2pm. We have tons of clothes / books / many other things you will absolutely love. See you there! 7320Garage &Yard Sales 7320Garage &Yard Sales TELEVISION W/VCRin One. 12". Excel. Cond. $40 Call 863-465-9615 SEARS HEATER/ 150,000 BTU / Construction Type with Blower. $85. 863-635-3824 RCA 27"TV, cable ready w / lt. wood entertainment center ( tall upright w/ storage below). $75. 201-707-9494 PATIO SET1 Table / 4 Chairs / White Resin. $25. 863-385-3459 GOLF BAG& CLUBS /Great Starter Set / Ladies. $25. 863-385-3459 GAMING CHAIRExcel. Cond. $80 Call 863-465-9615 FLEA MARKETCANOPY 20 ft. with all connections. $75. 863-657-2040 or 828-361-5884 COAT LADIES,"Guess" beige, petite/small. Worn once. $25 863-446-0972 7310Bargain Buys SONY 60"Vega 1080DPI HDTV $400 (w/ free 24" older TV color Rattan Set, (12 Chairs, removable pastel color cushions $400. 863-471-6298 SHOWCASES *Glass Various Sizes $50 each. Call 863-257-3592 GENERATOR **BRAND NEW** Craftsman 5600 watt. $500 Call 863-273-0951 7300M iscellaneous SOFA, LOVESEAT& OTTOMAN Beige w/blue piping & multi color cushions. Must see. $150 obo. Call 863-452-6466. BEDROOM SUITE* Queen Box Springs & Mattresses, Dresser with Large Mirror Light Wood. $400. Call 863-471-6287 7180F urnitureFULLY FURNISHEDHOME ALL Contents For Sale! Golf Hammock (Sebring pointment: 337-257-2224 7030Estate Sales 7000 MerchandiseLOCATION *LOCATION *LOCATION Office space on Sebring Pkwy., 1/4 mi E. of Walmart on Rt., Parkway Plaza. 600-1200 sq. ft. @ $1.00 per sq. ft. per mo. Great for Starter Business or Relocation. Call to show 863-446-1137 6600Business & OfficesFor RentL AKE PLACID* STEEL GARAGE 30' X 30' Electricity & Water Available. $200 Monthy. ( 124 Hallmark Avenue Call 863-465-4845 6550Warehousesfor Rent SEBRING -2BR, 2BA, W/D hook up, New kitchen, utility room, fenced yard. Sm. Pets (w/ deposit plus $400 deposit.863-243-4580 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 SEBRING */UNFURNISHED \* 3BR / 2BA/ No Pets & No Smokers. $750 Monthly. 1st., last, plus $300 secruity deposit. 1748 Koy Drive. 561-379-6823 or 561-965-4458 SEBRINGCOUNTRY ESTATES Newer Home. 3BR / 2BA / 2CG. W/D Hoop up, Tile throughout, Screened porch. Behind Walmart. 1st. & security. $875 mo. 863-659-4415 AVON PARKHOME Lake Front Estate, Private Setting. 2/1 All Appliances, Water, Garbage & Lawn Care included. $550/mo. 863-452-2299 6300U nfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished Houses SEB. -LG. 1/1, MOVE IN FREE 1/2 MO. 1 apt. tile floors, A/C, free cable. 1 apt. dishwasher incl., all util. Quiet, safe, no dogs, no last mo. 863-385-1999 LOOK! THEVillas Apartments 1300 Persimmon Court, Sebring, FL 33870 Accepting Applications for 1 and 2 BR Apts. Rents start at $413 for a 1 BR and $491 for a 2 BR. For Rental information, Please call: 863-385-4078 TDD 771 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsPLACID LAKESStudio Apartment. Kitchenette, pool w/d avail. Fully Furn. on golf course, monthly, yearly. $420. incl. elec, water & cable. No pets. 954-805-5630 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING 2/1Tile floors, nice yard, W/D hook up, no smoke or pets. Near High School. Queen Palm Ave. $525/mo. plus $500 security. Call 863-655-0982 6050D uplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING 2/2on Huge Lot. Double Carport. Completely remodeled w/privacy fence, Florida room, RV Pad & Hook up. In great location. No lot rent or HOA. Must see. $42,000. Call 863-446-1328 PALM HARBORHOMES New 2012 Models 15K Off Models 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 BEAUTIFUL5 acres on Selah Rd. Excel neighborhood. Double wide 3/2. 2 Barns, 2 wells w/pumps. Large Oak trees. Close to Golf courses & Highlands Hammock. Lots of Wildlife to observe & enjoy. Private, yet close to everything. $150,000. 863-285-6503 4260A creage for SaleLAKE PLACIDLake Clay Ground Floor Efficiency Condo Unit. $40,000. SEBRING 6 Unit Apt. Complex w/ over 100' frontage Dinner Lake. $180,000. LAKE PLACID 4 Unit Apt. Bldg. w/over 100' frontage on Lake Huntley. $160,000. For More Info / Call 773-868-6666 4160C ommercial Prop.For Sale LAKE PLACID** Sylvan Shores ** 2BR / 2BA. Pool, Remodeled Kitchen, ADT Alarm, Privacy Fence, Fireplace. $10,000. Down. Owner financing. $94,900. Call 863-446-2027 LAKE PLACID** Sylvan Shores ** 2BR / 2BA. Pool, Remodeled Kitchen, ADT Alarm, Privacy Fence, Fireplace. $10,000. Down. Owner financing. $94,900. Call 863-446-2027 LAKE PLACID* SYLVAN SHORES* 3BR / 2BA / 2cg / Home Office. New Paint, Carpet & Appliances. By Appointment Only. $125,000.00. 863-465-1111 4100Homes for SaleLake PlacidWHY RENTWHEN YOU CAN OWN for $55,000. 2/1 Near Lake Jackson. Nice, quiet area. 1622 total sq. ft. w/shade trees & carport. 1520 Hotiyee St. Sebring or Call Ed Goodyear @ 863-446-0957 Compton Realty Inc. 4080Homes for SaleSebringSEBRING SHORES4/2 home. Central heat & air, carport. Close to WalMart, Publix and Heartland Hospital. 1100 Highland Dr. $700/mo., first, last, and security. No pets. Call 863-533-5117 or 863-537-0506. 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialCOMPANION TOELITE Elderly Person. Honest Reliable Personable Excellent Driver. Call 863-658-2250 2300Work Wanted ZOLFO SPRINGSADMINISTRATIVE ASST./OFC. MANAGER General Office Duties, Phones, Data Entry. PAPERWORK. Attention to detail a must. 30-40 hrs/week. $9.00/hr to start. Call 863-773-4202 or fax resume to: 863-773-6193 SUNSHINE PAYDAYLOANS Full Time Clerk Needed To Travel among locations In Okeechobee, Clewiston, Labelle and Arcadia Cash Handling Experience A Plus Fax Resumes to: 863-678-2170 STANLEY STEEMER now accepting applications for CLEANING TECHNICIAN Good Driving Record, People Person. 863-655-2158 for instructions. 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 7 86-326-5179. Please email resume to: inspired2think@aol.com SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Part-time. Fax resume to: 866-593-0635 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com R OYAL CAREOF AVON PARK currently has a F/T Maintenance Manager position available. The applicant must have experience in maintenance supervision in a health care institution, knowledge of life safety, and local, state & federal codes. Applicant must also demonstrate knowledge in air-conditioning, heating, plumbing, mechanical and electric equipment generally used in health care institution. Salary based on experience. Applicant must apply in person at Royal Oak Care of Avon Park, 1213 W. Stratford Rd., Avon Park. EOE, M/F, DFWP. RESTAURANT HIRING*COOKS SERVERS DISH. BEV. CART Needed! Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in Person. Wed. Sat. 2pm -5pm. Call for directions only! 863-655-0900 PATIENT CARETECHNICIAN Needed for dialysis clinic Certified Hemodialysis Technician preferred, but will train right Phlebotomist. Must be able to pass a Background and Drug Screen check. Call Peggy at (863 382-9443 or fax resume (863 LOOKING FORP/T General Office Person, Bilingual a plus, Mon. Fri. 12pm 5pm. Possible F/T in the future. Call 863-402-0603 or Email to: sebringinsurance@gmail.com INSURANCE AGENT IN LAKE PLACID OFFICE REQUIRED 440 OR 220 LICENSE CONTACT SELENA AT 863-382-6611 EXPERIENCE THEJOYS AND REWARDS Of Being A Comfort Keeper If you have a passion for improving the quality of life for others while helping people live independently and happily in their own homes, you could be a Comfort Keeper! We are now hiring CNA, HHA and Homemaker Companion Positions in the Highlands County area. We offer flexible full-time or part-time hours. Cont act us to learn more about how you can develop a rewarding career enriching the lives of others with Comfort Keepers. Apply online today at: http://ck381.ersp.biz/employment 863-385-9100 CHURCH SECRETARYP/T needed. Absolutely must have experience in Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Word. Call 863-453-6681 CAREGIVER P/Tfor active in home clients in Sebring. 15 hrs. per week, in the morning. Exp. preferred, but not required. Position requires ability to perform moderate to heavy physical tasks. Interested persons should contact 3 85-1082 or 658-4931. 2100Help WantedFOR SALETURN KEY S IGN/GRAPHIC BUSINESS! Incl. All Equip. & lift truck. $45K. Call 863-452-5668 EGG DONOR:Loving couple seeks a caring Female to give the gift of life by becoming an Egg Donor. Must be between the ages of 19-29, drug free and in good health. Financial compensation $6000. Please contact Amy 561-361-8980 2050J ob Opportunities 2000 E mploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements 1050L egalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282011CA000516XXXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs DAFFNE E. VAZQUEZ; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE P URSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated February 10, 2012, entered in Case No. 282011CA000516XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, is the Plaintiff and DAFFNE E. VAZQUEZ; SEBRING HILLS ASSOCIATION, INC.; HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MANUEL LASTRA; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,are Defendants, I will sell, pursuant to Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on the 12th day of March, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 28, IN BLOCK 35, OF SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on February 10, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff AS DEPUTY CLERK February 24; March 2, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No. 11-CA-582 CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., a National Association, Plaintiff, -vsCALVIN O'BANNON, a/k/a CALVIN M. O'BANNON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CALVIN O'BANNON, BAR-B ARA ANN O'BANNON, DIAMOND R FERTILIZER CO., INC., a Florida corporation, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2, UNKNOWN TENANT #3, UNKNOWN TENANT #4, UNKNOWN TENANT #5, UNKNOWN TENANT #6, UNKNOWN TENANT #7 AND UNKNOWN TENANT #8, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that pursuant to a Final Judgment for Reformation, in Foreclosure and for Assessment of Reasonable Attorney's Fees entered by Circuit Court Judge John E. Duryea, in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein the cause is pending under docket number 11-CA-582, the Honorable Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, will offer for sale at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Hendry County Courthouse, Administration Department of the Clerk's Office, Second Floor, 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 14th day of March, 2012, within the legal hours of sale, the following described property: PARCEL 1: (HENDRY COUNTY Commence at the Southeast corner of Government Lot 1 in Section 14, Township 43 South, Range 28 East and run S 89 degrees 08' W, along the South boundary of Government Lot 1, a distance of 303 feet to the Point of Beginning of the parcel of land herein described; thence N 89 degrees 08' E 115 feet; thence N 0 degrees 23'00'' W, parallel to the East line of Government Lot 1, a distance of 147 feet; thence N 89 degrees 08' E, 50 feet; thence N 0 degrees 23'00'' W 308 feet to the South waters edge of the Old Caloosahatchee River; thence Westerly, along said waters edge 165 feet, more or less, to a point which bears N 0 degrees 23'00'' W, from the Point of Beginning; thence S 0 degrees 23'00'' E, 485.6 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL 2: Lots 15 and 16, Block 273, Lake Sebring Subdivision, Sheet 4, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 12, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. PARCEL 3: East one-half of Lot 4, Block 2, Section 13, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Town of Avon Park, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 33, of the Public Records of DeSoto (now Highlands PARCEL 4: Lots 45, 46 and 47, Hillcrest Groves Subdivision, Section 18, Township 33 South, Range 29 East, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 50, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Also described as the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-half of the Northwest one-quarter and the East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of said Section 18, Township 33 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida. P ERSONAL PROPERTY (AS TO CALVIN O'BANNON a/k/a CALVIN M. O'BANNON ONLY) Accounts and Other Rights to Payment: All rights to payment, whether or not earned by performance, including, but not limited to, payment for property or services sold, leased, rented, licensed, or assigned. This includes any rights and interests (including all liens or agreement against any account debtor or obligor of Debtor. Inventory: All inventory held for ultimate sale or lease, or which has been or will be supplied under contracts of service, or which are raw materials, work in process, or materials used or consumed in Debtor's business. Equipment: All equipment including, but not limited to, machinery, vehicles, furniture, fixtures, manufacturing equipment, farm machinery and equipment, shop equipment, office and record keeping equipment, parts, and tools. The Property includes any equipment described in a list or schedule Debtor gives to lender, but such a list is not necessary to create a valid security interest in all of Debtor's equipment. Instruments and Chattel Paper: All instruments, including negotiable instruments and promissory n otes and any other writings or records that evidence the right to payment of a monetary obligation, and tangible and electronic chattel paper. Farm Products and Supplies: All farm products including, but not limited to, all poultry and lives tock and their young, along with their produce, products and replacements; all crops, annual or perennial, and all products of the crops; and all feed, seed, fertilizer, medicines, and other supplies used or produced in Debtor's farming operations. Deposit Accounts: All deposit accounts including, but not limited to, demand, time, savings, passbook, and similar accounts. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 DATED this 10th day of January, 2012. BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ J.Bevis Deputy Clerk February 24; March 2, 2012 Classified ads get fast results WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876 Then shop till you drop! LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME?Search the News-Sun Classifieds e very Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00016442 RIDGE AREA ARC 1X3 AD # 00016618 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00016440DUMMY 2012 SHAMROCK HOUSE AD PROCESS COLOR 3X10.5 AD # 00017114

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, February 24, 2012Page 11A LINCOLN TOWNCAR2007. Mint cond. 48K mi. $19,500 firm. SOLD!!!!!! 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 Transportation TRAVEL TRAILERw/large Florida Room. Lots of extras. Asking $6,000. Call 863-385-8960. TRAVEL TRAILER2004 Arctic Fox Trailer 30', 2 slides. Sleeps 6. Smoke Free. 814-823-1460 ROAD KING44', 5th Wheel, 2012. 4 slide outs, 2 bdrm/2 bath. All options, Must sell! $44,000. Call 860-331-5208. ROAD KING2012 40'. Double slide outs, 2bdrm/den, washer, dryer, dual A/C, dishwasher, microwave. Loaded! Pet free/Smoke free. $27,900. Call 630-631-1795 8400RecreationalVehiclesBIG GUNSHOWHighlands County Fair Grounds Sebring, FLFEBRUARY 25TH & 26THSAT. 9-5; SUN. 9-4 Concealed Course At Show! Call 321-777-7455 8350Sporting GoodsRECUMBENT BICYCLES (11 $800 each. Used but not abused, Very Well Maintained. Call Paul 863-452-0678 8200Bikes & CycleE quipment ZODIAK 260Roll up w/Honda 2hp, 2011 model. Less than 7 hrs. Many Extras. $2150. Call 863-414-5115 or Eve. 863-655-9520. PORTA BOAT14ft. and 10hp, 4 stroke Nissan motor, both new/used. Paid $4,000. Sell for $2,900. Will send pictures. (Lake Placid 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida m ust be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 1 VERYSMALL Shorkie, male, adorable! Vet checked & first shots, raised with small children, $400. 765-265-0944. 7520Pets & SuppliesCASH **I BUY COINS & SILVER! ** Free Estimates /No Obligation. Call 412-996-4153 7340Wanted to Buy SEBRING1214Woodbury Ave., Sat. Only, Feb. 25th, 8am 1pm. Lots Of Stuff! Household Kitchen Furniture Office Garden. SEBRING **CARPORT SALE** 28 Mimi St, Francis I Mobile Estates. Fri. & Sat., Feb. 24 & 25, 8m 2pm. SEBRING *LAKESIDE ESTATES* Moving Estate Sale! 817 Ryan Rd. Fri & Sat Feb 24 & 25, 8am 2pm. Furn., tv's, lawn mower, household items, tools, home decor, sm. appl., clothing, bedspread sets, costume jewelry. SEBRING SAT.8 12pm. 4222 Lewis Ave. Multi-Family Sale! Misc. Items in-c luding Hot Tub! SEBRING FRI.Sat. 8 1pm. Josephine Lakeside Mobile Home Park 11501 US HWY 27 South Multi-Famiy Sale. SEBRING CHURCHYARD SALE Saturday, February 25th 7:00 am 12:30 pm Emmanuel United Church of Christ 1.8 miles west of US 27 On Hammock Road A Bargain Bonanza! Donuts, Coffee, Sodas, Hot Dogs. Information call 863-471-1999 SEBRING -FRI. & Sat. Feb 24 & 25, 6am-5pm. 1244 Kerry Dr. Awakening Youth Fundraiser Sale! Lots Of Clothes All Sizes, dishes & misc. A Non Profit Organization. Much Much More!! SEBRING SATURDAY ONLY! FEB. 25th 13th annual Spring Tanglewood Super Garage Sale located inside, plus additional tables outside our main hall! Over 125 family tables of items, tools, furniture, cookware, camping, fishing, golfing, dishes, decorations. A Super Large Sale! Coffee & Donuts available at 8am. Doors open at 8AMSaleends at Noon. Tanglewood is 1/2 mile N. of WalMart on US 27 SEBRING -MULTI FAMILY SALE! 905 Ranchero Dr., Fri & Sat, Feb 24 & 25, 8am 5pm. A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING TOO MUCH TO LIST! SEBRING *MULTIFAMILY SALE* 3317 DeSoto City Rd., Fri & Sat., Feb. 24 & 25, 8am 1pm. Stack tables, vcr tapes, clothes, craft items, Lots Of Misc. Cheap Prices. Rain Date 3/2 & 3/3. AVON PARK*ESTATE SALE* Fri & Sat, Feb 24 & 25, 8am-? 905 CR 17A West & N. Palm Dr. Furn, dishes, cookware, tools, clothes, 2 twin bed sets, books, motorized scooters, computer w/ back up, sm. appl., antiq. 16mm B & H movie projector, dryer, dine table w/ 4 chairs. Much More! 7320Garage &Yard SalesDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557

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C M Y K By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comTAMPAThat it was a heartbreaking loss was clear from the Avon Park bench Tuesday night when the Devils came up short, 6854, to Berkeley Prep in the Region 3-4Aplayoff semifinals on the same floor thath ad propelled their Final Four run two seasons ago. They were bigger than us and theyre good, saidA von Park head coach Luther Clemons after the g ame. We had some shots that we normally get that w e just did not hit. Thats all there is to it. We played o ur game. We always play what we have. We had seven players and brought up three freshmen. We played what we had. They were bigger and they played well, he continued. I think they were a little surprised we stuck with them as long as we did. The Devils (21-8 Buccaneers (21-7 at 12-12 after the first period, despite the obvious height advantage Berkeley held with 6 Justin Gray and 6 Nelson Aghalor. And with a continued Avon Park urgency and aggressiveness, the Bucs would only force a 28-26 lead at the half. It was clear that Berkeley keyed on Marcus Dewberry, holding one of Avon Parks top shooters down, while feeding Gray, who picked up 24 points shooting from everywhere. Berkeley lead for most of the second half, keeping the scrappy Devils at bay, but was not able to strengthen their lead until five minutes from the final buzzer, when the gap widened to 55-44. After that, Avon Park could not come within eight points, as Gray heated up the scoring and controlled the defensive boards. Although the loss bumped Avon Park from the state playoffs, Clemons was not disappointed with the Red Devil run to the regionals. o get to this point, this group of young men understand that unless you get to the state championship, there will be losses, Clemons said. It does not matter how many games we win or lose. They are big, they are By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK The South Florida Panthers kept up their recent winning ways Monday, with a 4-2 win over Webber, continuing their unbeaten streak to six straight games, though head coach Rick Hitt saw a bit of a departure from last weeks hot streak. e did not swing it very well, he said. Our approach was a bit different from the week prior. We were taking our way into pitchers counts and then guessing a bit. But we figured out a way to win and that was good to see. SFCC looked on its way to continuing to figure things out as this busy part of the schedule continued Wednesday night against Seminole State College. But the offense again struggled and a late rally saw the Raiders leave town with a 6-4 win. Starting pitcher Justin Machado stranded a runner in the first, but the Panthers also stranded Taylor Layner after his lead-off single, before giving the visitors a gift of a run in the second.. Blake Prince drew a walk to start the frame and moved to second on a pitch that short-hopped catcher Joe Jusino. Prince then went to third on a grounder to second and scored on a Thomas Kelly sacrifice fly to center. The South Florida offense didnt click in itshalf of the second, though Machado worked a perfect top of the third to keep the lead at one. The Panthers threatened in the bottom of the third, with second baseman Lucas Bagnara drawing a walk and appearing to advance to second on Evan Lewisbunt, By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Three teams got their track and field seasons underway Tuesday, with the Green Dragons playing host to Avon Park and DeSoto. The Lady Dragons were rather rude hosts, dominating their side of the meet with 227 points, with the Lady Red Devils taking second with 123 and the Bulldogs third with 95. Weightlifter and cheerleader Salina Walker showed her diversity even further with wins in both the 1,600and 3,200-meter runs, while also adding a win with Lexi Siegle, Taylor Clark and Bailey Fitch-Roberts in the 4X800 relay. Volleyball and soccer player Taylor Miller also showed her all-around abilities with wins in the hurdles events, the long jump and as part of the 4X400 relay team with FitchRoberts, Rhoni Gavagni and Gayle Shaquavia. Gavgni, the AllHeartland volleyball player of the year, would also geta win in the triple jump and Cierra Carlini-Smith would get a Lake Placid win in the 800-meter run. For Avon Park, Takesha Williams got a win in the 200-meter dash and high jump, while teammates Sierra Burns and Imani Tate got secon and third, respectively, in the discus throw. On the boys side of the meet, DeSoto would take top honors with 220.5 points, with Lake Placid second at 179.5 and the Devils third at 138. The Dragons were paced by distance specialist Dalton Shelton, a state qualifier in Cross Country this past fall, who won both Dragons, Devils get track season started B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comA team trying to get over the break-even mark would e xpect to fight tooth-and-nail for every point. A nd the Lady Dragons of the Lake Placid tennis courts c ertainly did that Tuesday, edging visiting DeSoto 4-3, with two matches going to tie-breakers. At No. 1 Singles, Deta Waller bounced back from a 6-4 loss in the opening set to Alejandra Plymale to even it up with a 6-4 win. The match then went to two tie-breakers, with both girls unwilling to give an inch. After Playmale eked out a 7-6 win in the first tie-break, she settled it once and for all with a 7-4 win in the second. Wallers younger sister, Hannah, also found herself going and extra set at No. 3 Singles. After a convincing 6-0, first-set win over Nancy Gamez, Gamez brought her game up a few notches in the second set. This Waller, however, prevailed going 7-6, (7-1 the win. L ady Dragon Stephanie Rodriguez couldnt force any extra sets against Carolina G arcia at No. 2 singles, falling 6-3, 6-1, but Lake Placid, trailing 2-1 at this point, would soon surge intot he lead in the last two singles positions. At No. 4, Claire LeBla nc fended off Heide Guerrero by a 6-2, 6-4 score, while Jenna Blount, at No. 5, took care of Selina Guererro in straight sets by matching 6-3, 6-3 scores. The Lady Bulldogs, however, tied the match up at 3-3 w hen Plymale and Garcia swept past Deta Waller and Rodriguez, 8-0. B ut the pairing of Hann ah Waller and LeBlanc clinched the match win for the Dragons by topping Gamez and Heide Guererro, 8-2. This match was play ed w ith great determination and consistency, head coach Jennifer Holda said. The girls are coming to the net Sebring felled for first time SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, February 24, 2012 Page 4B N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Hannah Waller keeps her eyes locked in before smashing a backhand Tuesday as Lake Placid edged DeSoto. B y BARRYFOSTER S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING From zero to sixtyit will have been21,918 days, 526,009 hours, 21,560,480 minutes or 1,893.628,800 seconds give or take a few ticks and tocks. Thatsactually 60 y earssince the first green f lag dropped on the inaugural 12 Hours of Sebring in 1952. First away on that bright and sunny morning in 1952 was the Jaguar XK120 of Charles Schott and Morris Carroll. Which car willlead the pack this year to the checkered flag has been the subject of much speculation but whoever it is, will have won the 60th anniversary ofA merica s oldest and most p restigious road race. Over the course of the years, hundreds of different car makes have completed thousands of laps in simply attempting to finish the 12 Hours of Sebring, much less win it. There have been a number of different sanctioning bodies as well. The first 12 Hours ran under the auspices of the American AutomobileA ssociation. T his year the duo of the AmericanLe Mans Series and the World Endurance Championship will sanction the competition. The track has been reconfigureda number oftimes. Cars ran onrunways of the Sebring airportthen were takenoff the runways the length has gone from 5.2 miles to 3.7 miles. Turns and viewing areas have been added and takena way, a new hotel has been b uilt, support raceshave changed, there have been 12 Hours Zero to 60 for SIR See 60, Page 3B Lady Dragons serve up a win See TENNIS, Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Taylor Miller cleared the hurdles in fine fashion Tuesday, winning both the 110and 300-meter events in Tuesdays season-opening meet at Lake Placid. And theyre off See TRACK, Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Panther second baseman Lucas Bagnara catches Seminoles Clay Gibson in a rundown Wednesday night, but the visiting Raiders would get away with a 6-4 win to give SFCC its first loss in seven games. Panthers tripped up See SFCC, Page 4B News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE A disconsolate Avon Park bench looks on during the waning moments of Tuesdays R egion 3-4A semifinal playoff loss at Berkeley Prep. Bucs hijack Devil state bid B erkeley68Avon Park54 See DEVILS, Page 4B

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C M Y K SYF RegistrationSEBRING Sebring Youth Football and Cheer will hold registrations on Saturday Feb. 25, at The LakeShore Mall in front of Hibbett Sports from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Bring a copy of your BirthC ertificate and registration fee. You can register for Spring and Fall for $90 or you can register for Spring for $35 and Fall for $75. W e are currently seeking applications for Head Coaches for the Flag and Mitey M ite Football divisions ages 5-8, also s eeking Cheer Coaches for all divisions; ages 5-14. If interested in coaching, please call Amy 381-4801 or Ron 381-5488.YMCA Soccer sign-upSEBRING The YMCASpring Soccer sign-up deadline is Monday, Feb. 27. This league is for ages 3-14. For questions call 382-9622.Doc Owen Golf TourneyAVONPARK The Avon Park Noon Rotary club will host itsThird Annual David Doc Owen Golf tournament on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Highlands Ridge North. The two-person scramble-format entry fee is $60 per person with prizes in flight groups, lunch, goodie bag, and refreshments on the course. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun tee time. Entry information and check payable to Avon Park Noon Rotary mailed to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Rd, Sebring, FL33872. Golfers should include their names and handicaps along with their check. Those needing a form may email tourney director cbrojek@comcast.net or call him at 385-4736. Business entry of two-persons plus a hole sign for a total of $200 is available for the first time this year. Business hole signs for $100 are also available by contacting Chet via email or phone.Hammock ScrambleSEBRING Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club will be holding a 2-person scramble on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. Cost is $60 per team, with full payout for the top three places for men, ladies and co-ed teams a skins pot will also be available. Call the pro shop or stop by for a registration form. Must have your registration form in to pro shop by Thursday, Feb. 23. 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. with 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 lunch, which will follow in Michaels Restaurant. There will be a $10,000 Hole In One prize on No. 16, as well as major prize packages on all Par 3s. Proceeds benefit the Highlands County Sertoma Jr. 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 sho tgun start 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf ca rt and lunch, along with great prizes for Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions call Alvin Walters at 3815706 or Jerome Matthews at 273-2533. Submit entries by Monday, March 26 All proceeds benefit college-bound senior graduates, Class of 2012.Florida Trail AssociationThe Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter has one more outing scheduled for the month of February. Saturday, Feb. 25 Activity: Bike ride, approx 20 mil es 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 t he restaurant. Contact: Eileen Valachovic, 956-2145, for meet time and other information.Art League Golf ClassicAVONPARK Pinecrest Golf Club will host the 2nd Annual Golf Classic to benefit the programs of Highlands Art League on Saturday, March 10. Coffee and doughnuts will be available at the 7:30 a.m. registration, and play will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cohan Radio Group is sponsoring the $2000 Hole-in-One contest, and team prizes are provided by Barben Fruit Company. The cost is $55 per person with $5 mulligans available. Players are flighted by handicap, ind ividuals are welcome. Free refreshments will be served durin g play with lunch and awards to follow. There will be door prizes and raffles with something to appeal to everyone! To sign up, call Barb Hall at 452-051 2 or the pro shop at 453-7555.Cattlemen Golf TourneySEBRING The Highlands County Cattlemen Association will be hosting its Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 10, at the Sebring Municipal Golf Course. The four-person scramble format w ill tee off with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $60 per player, with teams being seeded according to handicap. Door prizes will be available and a steak lunch is provided as well. For more information, contact Andrew Fells by phone at 381-0183 or by email at andrew.fells@yahoo.com EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia2014.588 New York1717.5003 Boston1517.4694 Toronto1023.303912New Jersey1025.2861012Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami267.788 Orlando2212.647412Atlanta1914.5767 Washington726.21219 Charlotte428.1252112Central Division WLPctGB Chicago278.771 Indiana2112.6365 Cleveland1318.41912 Milwaukee1320.39413 Detroit1124.31416WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio2310.697 Dallas2113.618212Houston2014.588312Memphis1915.559412New Orleans825.24215 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City267.788 Portland1816.529812Denver1816.529812Minnesota1717.500912Utah1517.4691012Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers2011.645 L.A. Lakers2013.6061 Golden State1317.433612Phoenix1420.412712Sacramento1122.33310 ___ Tuesdays Games Cleveland 101, Detroit 100 Indiana 117, New Orleans 108, OT Miami 120, Sacramento 108 Memphis 89, Philadelphia 76 Portland 137, San Antonio 97 Wednesdays Games Oklahoma City 119, Boston 104 Indiana 102, Charlotte 88 New Orleans 89, Cleveland 84 Toronto 103, Detroit 93 Sacramento 115, Washington 107 Orlando 108, New Jersey 91 New York 99, Atlanta 82 Chicago 110, Milwaukee 91 Houston 93, Philadelphia 87 Minnesota 100, Utah 98 Golden State 106, Phoenix 104 L.A. Lakers 96, Dallas 91 L.A. Clippers 103, Denver 95 Thursdays Games New York at Miami, late Orlando at Atlanta, late San Antonio at Denver, late L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, late Fridays Games No Games, All-Star weekend LEAGUE LEADERS Scoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL34420794228.5 Durant, OKC33119791527.7 James, MIA31921988327.6 Love, MIN25823479925.0 Westbrook, OKC29716178023.6 Ellis, GOL23913365122.4 Aldridge, POR28913471322.3 D. Williams, NJ25316875622.2 Griffin, LAC27211866321.4 Howard, ORL25318469020.3 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Howard, ORL12439852215.4 Love, MIN13231744914.0 Bynum, LAL10127037112.8 Griffin, LAC10225035211.4 Cousins, SAC14521836311.3 Gasol, LAL10424835210.7 Humphries, NJ12321433710.5 Gortat, PHX9026535510.4 Gasol, MEM7326934210.1 Noah, CHI1252123379.9 Assists GAMESASTAVG Nash, PHX3133910.9 Rondo, BOS222109.5 Calderon, TOR332958.9 Paul, LAC262238.6 Rubio, MIN342848.4 D. Williams, NJ342788.2 Parker, SAN322547.9 Rose, CHI251927.7 Lowry, HOU322447.6 Wall, WAS332517.6 Steals GAMESSTLAVG Conley, MEM32792.47 Rubio, MIN34802.35 Paul, LAC26592.27 Shumpert, NYK28562.00 Lowry, HOU32631.97 Allen, MEM31591.90 Westbrook, OKC33621.88 Iguodala, PHL34631.85 Teague, ATL33581.76 Blocked Shots GamesBLKAVG Ibaka, OKC331063.21 McGee, WAS33882.67 Jordan, LAC31802.58 Gasol, MEM34742.18 Howard, ORL34722.12 Smith, ATL33692.09 Bynum, LAL29592.03 Dalembert, HOU34651.91EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers3815581161118 New Jersey3520474168162 Philadelphia3319773198181 Pittsburgh3421573186160 N.Y. Islanders2527858140176 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3620274194134 Ottawa3222872190185 Toronto2924765181184 Buffalo2627759150176 Montreal24271058160167 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida27201165144162 Winnipeg2926765157175 Washington2926563161173 Tampa Bay2726660166197 Carolina23261157158181WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit4118284191141 St. Louis3617779152121 Nashville3519676168155 Chicago3321773191179 Columbus1835743142198 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver3816682195147 Calgary2823965143161 Colorado3027464155169 Minnesota2624961131154 Edmonton2330652159178 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3120769170148 Phoenix3021969157151 Los Angeles27221266129135 Dallas3026464155167 Anaheim25251060154171 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games Phoenix 5, Los Angeles 4, SO Buffalo 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 New Jersey 4, Toronto 3, OT Pittsburgh 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Columbus 6, San Jose 3 Philadelphia 5, Winnipeg 4, OT Dallas 3, Montreal 0 Tampa Bay 3, Anaheim 2 Nashville 3, Vancouver 1 Chicago 2, Detroit 1 Edmonton 6, Calgary 1 Wednesdays Games Ottawa 5, Washington 2 Boston 4, St. Louis 2 Colorado 4, Los Angeles 1 Thursdays Games San Jose at Toronto, late Anaheim at Carolina, late Minnesota at Florida, late Vancouver at Detroit, late St. Louis at Nashville, late Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, late Dallas at Chicago, late Phoenix at Calgary, late Philadelphia at Edmonton, late Fridays Games Vancouver at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Montreal at Washington, 7 p.m. Colorado at Columbus, 7 p.m. Boston at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.SCORING LEADERSPlayerGames GAPTS Malkin, PIT53334073 Stamkos, TB59422870 Giroux, PHI55234770 Spezza, OTT62273966 Kessel, TOR60313364 H. Sedin, VAN60135164 Lupul, TOR60233962 D. Sedin, VAN59263561 Karlsson, OTT61134760 Kovalchuk, NJ54253459 Pominville, BUF60233659 Datsyuk, DET59164359 3 tied with 58 ptsBASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with INF Cristian Guzman on minor league contract. DETROIT TIGERSAgreed to terms with LHP Matt Hoffman, LHP Andy Oliver, LHP Adam Wilk, INF Hernan Perez and OF Andy Dirks on one-year contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALSAgreed to terms with RHP Louis Coleman and RHP Greg Holland one-year contracts. LOS ANGELES ANGELSAgreed to terms with RHP Jason Isringhausen on minor league contract. NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with RHP David Aardsma on one-year contract. Placed LHP Pedro Feliciano on 60-day DL. TEXAS RANGERSNamed Tony Fernandez special assistant to the general manager. TORONTO BLUE JAYSAgreed to terms with RHP Rick VandenHurk on one-year contract. National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESPromoted Marti Wolever to assistant general manager, amateur scouting.BASKETBALLWNBA WASHINGTON MYSTICSSigned G Dominique Canty.FOOTBALLCanadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOSSigned WR Matt Carter. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERSNamed Will Plemons defensive line coach and Chip Garber linebackers coach.COLLEGENEW MEXICOPromoted Jeff Mills to defensive coordinator. Named Kevin Cosgrove inside linebackers coach. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Baseball vs.Sebring,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Sebring,6 p.m.; Softball at Immokalee,6/8 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Avon Park,1 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Sebring,1 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Avon Park,9 a.m.; Girls Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Sebring,9 a.m. Sebring TODAY: Baseball at Lake Placid,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Lake Placid,6 p.m.; Softball at Haines City,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Avon Park,1 p.m.; Girls Tennis hosts Heartland Conference Tournament,1 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Avon Park,1 p.m.; Girls Tennis hosts Heartland Conference Tournament,1 p.m. SFCC T ODAY: Baseball vs.Dundalk 6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball vs.University of Tampa (B team,doubleheader),1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.College of Central Florida,5 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball at Broward,4 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Baseball vs.Hardee,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Victory Christian,6 p.m.; Boys Tennis hosts Heartland Conference Tournament,1 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Sebring,1 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Tennis hosts Heartland Conference Tournament,9 a.m.; Girls Tennis at H eartland Conference Tournament,Sebring,9 a.m. N N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . All-Star Celebrity Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . NBA Rising Stars Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . N BA All-Star Saturday Night . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TN N H H L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . NASCAR DRIVE-4COPD 300, Qual. . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . NASCAR DRIVE-4COPD 300 . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NW W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Wake Forest at Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . North Carolina at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 6 6 p p . m m . Oklahoma at Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NG G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . LPGA HSBC Womens Champions . . . . G G O O L L F F 2 2 p p . m m . PGA Accenture Match Play Champs. . . G G O O L L F F 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Mayakoba Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n PGA Accenture Match-Play Champs. . . G G O O L L F F 2 2 p p . m m . P GA Accenture Match-Play Champs. . . . N N B B C C 2 2 p p . m m . LPGA HSBC Womens Champions . . . . G G O O L L F F 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Mayakoba Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FB B O O X X I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Juan Carlos Burgos vs. Cristobal Cruz . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Devon Alexander vs. Marcos Maidana . . . H H B B O OC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . L oyola (Md. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Marquette at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Vanderbilt at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N N N o o o o n n Virginia Tech at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 4 N N o o o o n n Notre Dame at St. Johns . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . LSU at Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 2 2 p p . m m . V illanova at Georgetown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 2 2 p p . m m . Texas A&M at Oklahoma State . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . North Carolina State at Clemson . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 4 4 4 p p . m m . Missouri at Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 p p . m m . 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C M Y K Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Seminole Tire and Lockhart Service Center are two Lake Placid businesses specializing in auto repair and service. Both deliver quality auto maintenance at a reasonable price. Their rivalry, however, does not end as business competitors. Both sponsor teams in the Lake Placid Senior Softball League. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, all teams played six-inning double headers to make up for a cancellation. Seminole and Lockhart squared off against each other, with a free oil change riding on the outcome. The teams, however, split their twin bill. Seminole Tire took the opener 21-17, but Lockhart came back to win the nightcap, 24-23, in extra innings. For Seminole Tire (5-9 hitting stars included Dick Cook (home run, triple Skip Raller with seven hits each in the combined stats. Robert Anderson hit two round-trippers in the nightcap. For Lockhart (5-9 Darrel Richards had seven hits. Bill Gallagher had a grand slam homer and the walk-off hit in the nightcap. Norm Grubbs also homered for Lockhart. In the marquee matchup of the week, Central Security and Yates Insurance battled for first place in their double header. When the smoke had cleared, the teams remained tied for first by splitting their twinbill. Yatestight defense prevailed 18-8 in the opener, but the Securitymen rallied to win the nightcap 15-14. It was the eighth one-run game of the season for Central. With the tying and winning runs on base for Yates and two out, Central pitcher Victor Rodriguez speared a rocket liner by Ed Engler that was ticketed for extra bases to secure the win. In the second game, Duke Hensley had four hits for Central Security (9-5 while Rodriguez and Pete Matthews chipped in with three each. For Yates Insurance (9-5 Cliff Bluml (two doubles ahoo Stanley (three doubles), and Joe Hedges (double the combined stats. Don Ward, Gary Pixley, and Ray Hensley each had five hits. In league action on Monday, Feb. 20, Lockhart fell to Central Security 2416. Manager Darrel Richards had four hits (triple Paul Stephenson had three, while 94 year old catcher Al Chipps chipped in with a hit and scored a run. For the Securitymen, Mike Kratt and Glenn Minnick had four hits each. Manager Duke Hensley had a home run and two doubles for the winners. Seminole Tire did not fare much better. They came out on the short end of a 38-8 thrashing by Yates Insurance. The Noles were led by Dick Cook with five hits (home run Wearsch with four hits. For Yates, Cliff Bluml (two doubles, triple ahoo Stanley (two triples) had a six-pack of hits each. Manager Doran Quigg had five hits, while Bill Card, Joe Hedges, Gary Pixley and Don Ward were all in The Four Hit Club. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, February 24, 2012Page 3B MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 6 6 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 2 2 7 7 7 7 off-track events created as well. The crowd size has varied butwith few exceptions, it has grown each year. The 2012 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida is scheduled to be one of the biggeste ver. So many teams have signed up that pit road had to belengthened to accommodate new pit areas for the cars. Fans who can, are being encouraged to park outside the track and ride the trams to try and eliminate the traffic jams seen during the 50th anniversary race. Those who attend this years race will see a rare collection of historic vehicles on display at the Gallery of Legends juxtaposed with the newest of the new on the track. More names will be added to the Sebring Hall of Famew hile fans enjoy themselves a t the Spring Break Party Zone. The run-up to this years Sebring has been impressive, with major on-track events by the Sports Car Club of America, The Porsche Club of America, the American Le Mans Series, The Mx-5 Winter Tour and the Sports Car Vintage Racing Association. It is little wonder that the 12 Hours of Sebring is considered the premier road race in North America and second only to the 24 Hours ofL eMans in world importance. T o find out how long until the green flag drops, visit http://sebringraceway.com/ Continued from 1B 60 years has seen a lot of change for 12 Hours more and driving the ball down. Im really impressed with their play and am looking forward to a very challenging Heartland Conference match this weekend and expect great results. Now 3-2 on the season, the Lake Placid ladies head to Sebring for the conference m eet, beginning today at 1 p.m. and continuing Saturday morning at 9 a.m. The Lady Blue Streaks, meanwhile, cruising along with a 5-0 record in the early going, ran into a roadblock in the form of visiting George Jenkins Tuesday. The Lady Eagles came to town and swooped away with a 6-1 win, with Sebrings Nisha Patel getting the only win. Patel, returning to the lineup after an injury sidelined her for the last few matches, came back swinging with a 62, 6-4 win over Andrea Loret-demola, at No. 2 singles. But Kaley Walter, Joy Donglasan, Kelly Broen and Morgan Heston all fell at Nos 1, 3, 4 and 5 Singles, respec-t ively. Walter and Donglasan put up a strong fight at No. 1 doubles, falling 8-6, with P atel and Michaela DeVane also giving a push before f alling 8-4 at No. 2. B efore hosting the Heartland Conference meet this weekend, the Lady Streaks hosted Bartow Thursday, in hopes of getting back on track. Continued from 1B Tennis tournament this weekend News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lady Dragon Stephanie Rodriguez reaches up for this overhand smash Tuesday. By BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSixty years is a long time, and when you hold an endurance race with dozens of competitors, the statisticsm ount up quickly. Those who want to be in the know may want to pick up the new offering byS ebring International Raceway Press Officer and h istorian Ken Breslauer. Sebring 12 Hours is the o fficial record book of Americas Greatest Sports C ar Race and encompasses statistics and information from the original six-hour Sam Collier Memorial race held at the Sebring Air Terminal on New Years Eve of 1950 to last years Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh From Florida. The 144-page softcover edition chronicles every car and driver to turn a wheel at the Sebring course. The famous, the not so famous and even those who did not want to be known. e had one driver listed as John Marshall,said Breslauer. In fact, that was Miles Collier, who didnt want his mother to know he was racing. Breslauer said that finding records which dont match up with race photos represented a great challenge in producing an accurate record of thep ast 60 years of racing at Sebring. e get pictures like that all the time. Those also may result in changes to the r ecord book, he said. The quest for a complete and accurate accounting has b een exhaustive. Breslauer has reviewed e verything from original lap charts, to accounts and d escriptions of the races, to live interviews with team members and participants. As part of the book, there are diagrams of the original track configuration and how it has changed over the years, as well as photos of the top 10 drivers in each of the Sebring races. There are 600 different photos, he said. We tried to include color pictures whenever we could. It was a lot of work. Leading into the book are photos of some of the past features of the track such as the original pit structure, which was demolished in 1999, and the famous MG Bridge. In addition to the participants and vehicles in each of the races, the average speed,d istance, margin of victory, fastest lap and race leaders also are included. When cars did not finish, t he reason for retiring the vehicle also is listed E ven the weather and attendance figures for each r ace are included. Wrapping up the book is an e xtensive All-Time Sebring Driver Index. From Rauno Aaltonen to Steve Zwiren, the appendix lists the years each one of them appeared at the track.. The book is a limited edition, with only 1,000 copies printed. Breslauers first book, the hardcover Sebring: The Official History of Americas Greatest Sports Car Race already is out of print. I see it on eBay every once in a while, he said. The new record book retails for $40 and is available only at the Sebring International Raceway headquarters. New book details history of 12 Hours Seminole, Lockhart square off the 1,600and 3,200 meter runs. Lake Placid also got a win in the 800 from David Villalobos, with Keplet Charite winning both the 110and 300-meter hurdles. Avon Park picked up event wins from Jodeci Jones in the high jump, Louis Estevenson in the shot put and Masco Louis in the discus. The Green Dragons were at Sebring Thursday, as the Blue Streaks opened up their season with Hardee and Lake Region joining in the fourteam meet. The Red Devils, meanwhile, get back into action Tuesday at Bartow. Continued from 1B Track season starts News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Avon Parks Takesha Williams won the girls high jump, clearing 4-feet, 4inches at Tuesdays seasonopening meet at Lake Placid. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K stronger than us, he added. e tried to use our speed and quickness, but like I said, we did not get the shots we usually get. Berkeley keyed on Avon Parks Reggie Baker, who still managed to lead the Devils in scoring with 20. Baker, a senior along with Romello Roberts, who scored nine, will be missed next year, according to Clemons, who stated it was time to begin again. e win together and we lose together. We pray together and we stay together, Clemons said. It was tough. It hurt, but well be back. which also saw the throw seem to get away to put two on. But with the ball deflecting off Lewisback, he was ruled to have been running inside the baseline and called out, with Bagnara being returned to first. Layner, however, got things going again with a single to right, but was soon out at second when David Samperi grounded into a fielders choice. Jordan Rivera then was plunked by a pitch to load the bases, but Sam Morgans soft liner toward right was snared by the Seminole first baseman to retire the side. The Raiders added a run to the lead, on a Tanner Pollack RBI single, but SFCC got that run back in the bottom of the fourth. Kevin Schubert doubled into the left-center field gap and came in on Tayler Andersons single up the middle to make it a 2-1 game. The Panthers then scored three in the fifth to break out on top. Anderson hit a groundrule, RBI double and Jusino brought two home with a single to left to make it 4-2 after five. But that would be the last score of the night for the home team and the bullpen wouldnt be able to hold the lead as the Raiders rallied behind a Darryl Knight home run to get away with the win. South Florida will be right back at it tonight against Baltimore-area Dundalk Community College on itsannual southern tour, before facing the University of Tampas B team in a Saturday afternoon double header. Special to the News-SunSEBRING In youth sports it is often too easy to get caught up in getting equipment together, making sure you have your uniform, getting to practice and, of course, winning the game of football, that you have to stop and think about how you got to where you are today. Several key people within each youth sports organization work diligently behind the scenes to get ready for the upcoming season, but the community around us are the best supporters and most important contributors. Working together towards a common goal and providing a youth program that fosters mentoring, teamwork and sportsmanship is crucial to the development of the young men and women of Highlands County. Highlands Youth Football and Cheer (HYFC newest league to Highlands County and the community has been very supportive of the association. o give back to our community is important because without the support of your community and parents, youth sports would not be possible said Cliff Howell, Executive Director for the organization. On Saturday, Feb. 11, in an effort to give back to the community, several players, parents and coaches of the Highlands Eagles visited the Palms of Sebring to hand out carnations to celabrate Valentines Day This event was very special to all the HYFC members and it brought great joy to both them and to all the residents at the Palms of Sebring. o see those little facess smiling as they handed off carnations to the residents; the pure happiness and love that filled the air as HYFC walked down the hallways, every person in the Palms had a smile on their face. said Chrissi Merrick, Cheer Director. The kids really enjoyed giving out the carnations to the residents; they kept coming back and asking for more flowers so they could give out more. Some of the residents got very emotional when the kids were handing them the flowers and wishing them happy Valentines Day. Theyre so happy and she is even signing to us said Mitey Mite cheerleader Emily Sodrel. Atender moment was caught as Junior Varsity Player Cole Howell was giving a flower to a resident of the Palms. It just makes you feel warm inside when you do something nice for others, Howell said. One of the gentlemen that I gave a flower to was very surprised. He said Thank you so much,and then told me that he hoped we win every game this season and to Go Get EmTiger. It was really cool. It is just so important that we, as role models, coaches and mentors instill more than just about the game of football or cheerleading with our kids, said Kay Howell, Public Relations Director for the Eagles. Teaching them to be respectful and showing compassion for others is a life lesson that will reward them over and over for many years to come. Doing this together as a group truly demonstrates the unity of our organization. HYFC would like to thank Mrs. Nancy Hawk, Activities director for the Palms for coordinating the event and helping the team make this Valentines Day wonderful and loving for all the residents. Country Club of SebringLast Friday, Feb. 17, the Hyzny/Mezza Group played IndividualP ro-Am Points at the Country Club of Sebring. Jim Gulick was in first place with p lus 1 in A group and Murray Campbell in second place with even. In B group, Dave Mangold was in f irst place with plus 2 and Joe Martini was in second place at even. Randy Greene shot a plus 7 that was g ood for first place in C group, while Bob Topel shot a plus 5 for second place. Billy Parr scored plus 3 for first place in D group and Jack Schell in second place with plus 2. In E group Doug Haire shot a plus 3 for first place and Paul Brown in second place with plus 2. Norm Dominna was in first place with plus 4 and Jimmy Berg shot a plus 3 for second place. This group plays at The Country Club of Sebring on Wednesday and Friday. Please arrive by 7:30 a.m. to register. For more information or to play, call 382-1280 or 414-2110.Golf HammockThe Ladies League played a Queen Bee Low Net Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The Queen Bee Winner was Ruth Kirk with a 61. Florence Towell took top honors in the First Flight with a 65, with Jeannie Fivecoat winning a tie-breaker for second with 68. Betty Clarke, also with a 68, settled for third. In the Second Flight, Anne Coffey won with a 63, three ahead of Joyce Stanleys 66 for second, which was also three ahead of Wanda Hasties 69 for third. Nancy Senior topped the Third Flight with a 64, while Mary Cripps a nd Alma Barefoot both came in with 67s. After a match of cards, Cripps was awarded second and Barefoot third. L ast Monday, Feb. 20, the Mezza Group played Individual ProA m Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. Jim Gulick scored a 37 for plus 6 in A group for first place and Fred Latshaw ins econd place at plus 2. Gary Galle was at plus 2 for first place in B group and Les Campbell in second place at even. Capt Billy Parr made plus 3 that was good for first place in C group and Joe Martini at minus 2 for second place. Bob Topel played very well to take first place in D group with plus 7, while Bob Hughes in second place with plus4. In F group, Janet Regan was in first place with plus 2 and Gerry Geouque in second place at even. Joe Hamilton scored plus 8, that was good for first place in G group, with Ken Spenser carding a plus 4 for second place. Harold Traxler shot a plus 4 to take first place in H group and Dennis Latshaw was in second place with plus1. In I group, Jerry Patterson had a plus 6 for first place and Bob Fidlin took second place with plus 4. B ill Katcher was in first place with plus 5 in J group and in second place Pete Mezza had plus 1. Bud Hill scored a whopping plus 8 to take first place in K group and Brad Johnston was in second place with a plus 2. Next Monday, Feb. 27, the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 8 a.m. Please arrive early to register. This will be a modified shotgun. For more information or to play with this group, call Pete Mezza at 4142110.Harder HallT he Ladies League played a pro am points event on Monday, Feb. 20. The winners were: First place, Nancy Jankovic with plus-6. Tying for second through fifth places were Kay Maker, Joyce H imler, Arlene Glendenning and Diane Darroch with plus-5 each. The Ladies League played the Even Holese vent on Thursday, Feb. 16. The winnecrs were: First place, Jan Saliba with 29.5; and second place, Diane Darroch with 30.5. Tying for third/fourth/fifth places w ere Pat Rowbotham, Rose Huizenga and Joyce Himler with 31 each. Chip-in: No. 1, Billie Aydelotte; and No. 8, Doris Herrick.SpringLakeThe SpringLake Womens Golf A ssociation played their winter Eclectic Tournament on Monday, Feb. 20, and Wednesday, Feb. 22. The scores for Monday were recorded and then all had the opportunity to improve on each hole on Wednesday. After the second day scores were recorded, the results were calculated and the best score for each hole was used to determine the winners. This was a Low Net Tournament on the Panther Creek course. Flight A winners consisted of Marsi Benson 63, Gail Whiting 64 and Maggie Robb 66. W inning positions in the B Flight were Mary Cebula, who had the best score of the tournament, a staggering 59. Marilyn Redenbarger 63 claimed second place and Barb Stevens 66 took third. C Flight was won by Jan Nelson in a tiebreaker over Roberta Briggs with a 64 and Ann McWilliams took third with 68. The D Flilght players also made a very good showing. Diana Ackling had 61 to win first place and Patty Miller won the tiebreaker for second place over Kay Gorham with a 64 The Spring Lake Mens Golf Association held an Individual Net Points Flighted competition on the Cougar Trail course on Tuesday, Feb. 21. In this tournament, points are s cored on a per hole handicap basis where a net bogey counts as 1 point, a net par counts 2, a net birdie counts 4, and a net eagle counts 8 points. There were three flights for this e vent. In the A Flight, Jan Hard won first p lace with 49 points, including 2 net eagles and 5 net birdies. There was a tie for second place at 45 points between Charlie Scoven and Ken Kirby. The B Flight was won by Bo Bohanon with 49 points which included 1 net eagle, 7 net birdies, and 6 net p ars. Jack Hoerner came in second place w ith 47 points and Joe Austin was third with 46 points. K en Rohr won first place in the C Flight with 51 points. Second place went to Chips Ryan with 50 points, which included the days only Double Eagle. Larry Colclasure took third with 49 points. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, February 24, 2012w ww.newssun.com HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 1 1 3 3 64 WEST COLLISION; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 2/10,24; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 7 7 9 9 0 0 Continued from 1B SFCC stopped by Seminole Courtesy photo Highlands Eagle Cole Howell hands out flowers to this Palms of Sebring resident as part of the Highlands YouthF ootball and Cheer Valentines Day outing to give back to the community that supports them. Highlands Eagles give back News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Reggie Baker scored a team-high 20 points in the final game of his standout high school career. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Continued from 1B Devils road ends in semis

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C M Y K LAURAN NEERGAARD A PMedical WriterW ASHINGTON Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially shouldt ake heed they are most at risk. Federal health officials are considering whether anyone born between 1945 and 1965s hould get a one-time blood test to check if their livers harbor this ticking time bomb. The reason: Twothirds of people with hepatitis C are in this age group,m ost unaware that a virus that takes a few decades to do i ts damage has festered since their younger days. The issue has taken new u rgency since two drugs hit the market last summer that p romise to cure many more people than ever was possible. And research published Monday says testing millions of the middle-aged to findt hose who need the pricey treatment would be worth the c ost, saving thousands of lives. One of every 33 baby b oomers are living with hepatitis C infection, says Dr. J ohn Ward, hepatitis chief at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most people will be surprised, because its a silent epidemic. D ont think you need to worry? Yes, sharing a needle w hile injecting illegal drugs is the biggest risk factor for becoming infected with this b lood-borne virus. But before 1992, when widespread testing of the blood supply began, hepatitis C commonly was spread through bloodt ransfusions. Plus, a one-time experiment with drugs way b ack in high school or college could have been enough. Asking someone about a r isk that happened 20 to 30 years ago is a lot to ask, s ays Ward. Hence the quest for a new strategy. About 3.2 million A mericans are estimated to have chronic hepatitis C, but at least half of them may not k now it. The virus, which affects 170 million people w orldwide, can gradually scar the liver and lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. It is a l eading cause of liver transplants. ACDC study published Monday analyzed a decade of death records and found ani ncrease in death rates from hepatitis C. In fact, in 2007 t here were 15,000 deaths related to hepatitis C, higher than previous estimates a nd surpassing the nearly 13,000 deaths caused by the b etter-known AIDS virus. Perhaps more surprising, three-fourths of the hepatitisd eaths occurred in the middle-aged, people 45 to 64, researchers reported in A nnals of Internal Medicine. Mortality will continue to g row for the next 10 to 15 years at least unless we do something different to find and treat the silent sufferers,W ard says. CDCs current guidelines recommend testing people known to be at high risk, and until last summer there was-n t much enthusiasm even for that step: the reasons are the year-long, two-drug treatment promised to cure only 40 percent of people; treat-m ent was so grueling that many patients refused to try it and treatment could cost up to $30,000. Two new drugs Vertex Pharmaceuticalstelaprevira nd Merck & Co.s boceprevir are starting to change t hat pessimism. Research suggests adding one of them to standard therapy can boostc ure rates as high as 75 percent. While still full of side e ffects, they can allow some people to finish treatment in just six months. They add to the price, however, another $1,000 to $4,000 a week.D rugs that promise to work even better have begun testi ng. Those advances are fueling CDC deliberations ofw hether to change testing guidelines to recommend that a nyone born between 1945 and 1965 get a one-time screening. Asecond CDC-f unded study published Monday analyzed models of that option, and concluded it h ad the potential to save 82,000 lives. A third study published Monday from Stanford University looked more closely at the price tag, andc oncluded the new tripletherapy would be cost-effective for people with advanced disease. Its still cheaper thana transplant costing well over $ 100,000. But not everyone with hepatitis C will go on to suffer serious liver damage. For those with mild disease, that analysis concluded someg ene testing to predict who might really need the costlier triple therapy rather than the older drugs would be a good next step. Its not clear how quickly t he CDC will settle the boomer-screening question. B ut doctors at New Yorks Montefiore Medical Center have started raising the issuew ith boomers. And Montefiore internist Dr. Gary Rogg says a number of patients have sought testing after seeing hepatitis-aware-n ess ads from the drugs manufacturers. Now its considered a curable disease, that makes all the difference, saysR ogg, who was surprised at some longtime patientstest results. Even a nurse he knows learned she had it, and the only risk she could recall wasa blood transfusion during surgery when she was 10 y ears old. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 24, 2012Page 5B LAMPE & KEIFFER; 3.639; 4; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 2 2 5 5 INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25; 12; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 5 5 HEALTHYLIVING Hepatitis C deaths up, baby boomers most at risk MCT S ufferers of hepatitis C often have to take daily injections to try to keep the disease at bay.

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C M Y K First in a four-part series T he American Podiatric Medical Associations Diabetes is a Family Affair campaign encourages those with diabetes, as well as those at risk, to discuss the disease with family members. Diabetes has a tendency to be passed down from parents to children. Ethnicity plays a large factor in a persons risk for developing diabetes. African-Americans are nearly twice as likely to develop the disease as Caucasian Americans. Nearly 24 million American children and adults have the disease, including four million African-Americans. Because diabetes is prevalent in the African-American community, treating the disease requires proper education, understanding, a trusting relationship between the patient and healthcare provider and support from family and community. Close to six million Americans have diabetes and dont know it. The feet, which are often overlooked during regular medical check-ups, can reveal the first signs and symptoms of diabetes and other serious medical conditions. Diabetes can damage nerves (neuropathy legs and feet, reducing the ability to feel pain. A decrease in the ability to detect pain along with poor blood flow can cause small s ores and cuts on the feet to heal slowly. This can lead to development of a wound also called a diabetic foot ulcer. Up to 25 percent of people with diabetes develop foot ulcers, which can escalate into gangrene, bone infection and possibly even lower limb amputation. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations. Acomprehensive foot care treatment plan can reduce amputation rates by 45-85 percent, according to the American Diabetes Association. Podiatrists are medically trained to treat foot conditions that result from the disease, such as neuropathy, infection and diabetic ulcers. They are an integral part of a diabetes management team. The type and severity of complications suffered as a result of diabetes vary from person to person. For this reason, treating diabetes requires a team a pproach encompassing healthcare providers from different specialties, including a podiatrist, a dentist, an optometrist, a vascular specialist, an endocrinologist, an infectious disease specialist and a primary care physician. Dr. Joni Jones is a podiatrist in Sebring who can be reached at 382-3228, stop by her office at 206 West Center Avenue, Sebring or mail to P.O. Box 1719, Sebring, FL 33871-1719. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, February 24, 2012www.newssun.com APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639; 2; Black; 2/3,10,17,24; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 2 2 6 6 BEST HEARING CENTER; 5.542; 3; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 2 2 7 7 GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736; 3; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 3 3 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639; 3; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 4 4 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1 .736; 3; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 8 8 DearPharmacist: Have you noticed the trend of celebrities dying from medications? I can think of MichaelJ ackson, Amy Winehouse, and most recently Whitney Houston? Do you think they should restrict the use of painkillers to prevent this? T.W., Birmingham, Ala. A nswer: No, people in pain should not have to suffer because others abuse their medicine. At the time of my writing, Whitneys death has not been officially ruled as drug-related, although her history would make it seem obvi-o us. Regardless of the coroners ruling, I think its important we not lay 100 p ercent of the blame on medicine for celebrity deaths. The intention of these medications is n ot to cause death, its to offer temporary relief to millions of users who take a s directed. Tranquilizers can ease grief and anxiety. Analgesics relieve pain and offer quality of life. It is the misuse and abuse of analgesics and tranquilizers often combined with alcoholt hat have a deadly impact, not the medicine itself. If someone cuts their w rists, do you blame the knife? Many people are outraged at the medication, or their makers, but youc ant possibly understand the other side of this story unless youve been there y ourself. Imagine this. You have a medical condition that affects your nervous system like multi-p le sclerosis, or perhaps you have low back pain from a car accident. In other w ords, its a pain that is hard to see unlike a broken leg in a cast. You can tolerate the pain if you takeh ydrocodone every day. Youve lost your job because of your disabilities, so y oure not dressed as sophisticated as the other customers. Pharmacist Jones is skeptical of you, she thinks you might be an addict, and he doesnt like you showing up in herp harmacy every 30 days like clockwork for your 60 pills. She fears you will b ring your friends, and word will get out that she dispenses narcotics to pretty much anyone. Y ou forgive her judgement, you just need your medicine so you can get out o f bed every morning and get through your day. One day you are turned away b ecause your doctor prescribed 180 tablets instead of 60. The physician o nly wrote for that large amount because he knows that you can no longer afford to see him monthly, so he p rescribed enough to hold you over for three months (this practice is not u ncommon). Maybe you live out of t own, so he prescribes a lot. Regardless, the pharmacist perceives 1 80 tablets as excessiveand tells you shes out of stock. In pain, and shame, you or your wife (or caretaker o ther pharmacies until a compassionate pharmacist fills your prescription. Fair? Pharmacists are naturally cautious a bout what they dispense, but when celebrities die from drugs, it occurs because of a series of very bad decis ions, not the medicine itself. Restricting medicine at the pharmacy l evel will never stop the problem and besides, chronic pain patients should n ever have to pay the price for substances abusers. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This informat ion is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Dont suffer because celebrities make bad choices HEALTHYLIVING Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Free diabetes classes offeredSEBRING The Highlands County HealthD epartment (HCHD offering Diabetes SelfM anagement Education (DSME Wellness and Diabetes Education Program. This program serves Highlands County residents of all ages,e specially those with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes. These classesa re free of charge and prov ided by a Certified Diabetes Educator. Classes in English are scheduled in Sebring on March 12-14 from 5:30-8:30p .m. and on March 19-21 from 8:30-11:30 a.m at the Highlands County Health Department (located at 7205 S. George Blvd. conferencer oom A). Enrollment is limited and registration is r equired. To register and for more information, contactt he HCHD Wellness and Diabetes Education Program, at 863-382-7228 or 863-3827294. Outreach scheduleAce Homecare has p lanned the following community outreach events: Monday 9 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Resthaven assisted living facility, off S.R. 64, Resthaven Road,Z olofo Springs; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe assisted livingC ommunity, Sun n Lake Boulevard, Sebring. T uesday 9 a.m., Health F air, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27 Sebring; 10:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid. Wednesday 9 a.m., Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street, Avon Park. Thursday 10:30 a.m., Caregivers support group,B almoral assisted living F acility 93 Balmoral Road, C .R. 621, Lake Placid. Snapshots Podiatrists are integral part of diabetes management team Foot Care Dr. Joni Jones MCT Podiatrists are key when it comes to keeping a diabetics feet healthy. Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 By LINDAA. JOHNSON A PBusiness WriterTRENTON, N.J. Federal regulators have approved new suppliers fort wo crucial cancer drugs, easing critical shortages that had been ratcheting up fears that patients, particularly children withl eukemia, would miss lifesaving treatments. But there are currently 2 83 separate prescription drugs in short supply or unavailable nationwide,a nd regulators and manufacturers say shortages are a l ong-term problem that will continue to give patients and doctors nightmares. O n Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration s aid it will temporarily allow importation of a replacement drug for Doxil, a drug for recurrent ovarian or bone marrow cancer. TheJ ohnson & Johnson drug hasnt been available for n ew patients for months because J&Js contract manufacturer had to shutd own production over serious quality lapses. T he FDAalso has approved a new supplier for a preservative-free version o f methotrexate, a crucial drug for children with a type of leukemia called ALL, for lymphomas and for the bone cancero steosarcoma. The version with preservatives, the one thats been scarce, can be toxic or cause paralysis in children and other patientsg etting the drug either by injections into spinal cord f luid or at very high doses. The FDAalso has a pproved the release of a b atch manufactured by Ben Venue Laboratories Inc., shortly before it closed several factories at its complex in Bedford, Ohio, due tos erious quality problems. That closing was what turned the periodic methotrexate shortage that began in late 2008 into ac risis almost overnight, with fears that kids would begin missing treatmentsw ithin weeks. e have made real progress ... We believe that( suppliers) will be able to meet the demands of p atients in the U.S. market for the two drugs indefinitely, FDADr.C ommissioner Margaret A. Hamburg told The A ssociated Press in an exclusive interview. Its a huge relief for us. Numerous medical and drugmaker groups, alongw ith the White House, applauded the news but c autioned that much still must be done to resolve all the problems causing short-a ges. The FDAincreasingly h as been able to prevent shortages, mainly due to a sixfold increase in manuf acturers voluntarily notifying the FDAwhen they anticipate shortages and agency efforts to expedite any approvals needed forn ew production lines, Hamburg said. Thanks to such notice, the agency prevented 195 drug shortages in 2011,m ostly late in the year after President Obama issued an e xecutive order giving FDA additional resources toa ddress the shortages. FDA: New suppliers to ease 2 cancer drug shortages

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 24, 2012Page 7B 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 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542; 10.5; Black plus three; process, 2/24/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 2 2 7 7 9 9 Courtesy photo S ebring Mayor George Hensley and his wife Nancy (left preview of October Baby held at Grace Bible Church last week. RELIGION By MELISSAMAIN S pecial to the News-SunS EBRING Cameras flashed as community and c hurch leaders from Highlands County walked the red carpet in high fashion atG race Bible Church on Feb. 17. The red carpet event was h osted by Choices Pregnancy Care Center to give people a sneak peak of the upcoming m ovie, October Baby which will be shown at Lakeshore Mall theatre on March 23-25. Members of the communit y were able to learn about the services offered by Choices PCC and preview October Baby. The audience was captivate d as they watched the beautiful and energetic 19-yearold Hannah collapse on stage during her debut theatricalp erformance in college. Hannahs doctor informs her t hat her difficult birth is the reasons for her medical problems, which include asthma,s eizures and other complications. This revelation is soon f ollowed by another more startling one. She was adopted after a failed abortion a ttempt. The anger, bewilderment and frustration she experiences prompt her to begin a journey to discover her past. Along the way, shed iscovers love and the power of forgiveness. Choices Pregnancy Care Center shared this dramatic film with members of thec ommunity in an effort to expose them to the central truth of the movie every life is beautiful. C hoices PCC helps women who are experiencing p lanned, unplanned, or unwanted pregnancies with free pregnancy tests, medicalr eferrals, peer counseling, and education regarding c hildbirth, parenting and adoption. For those choosing to raise t heir babies, Choices provides needed items through the first 18 months. Emotional, as well as material, support is given tow omen. Doulas, specially trained to provide comfort and moral support during the labor and delivery process, will accompany the mothersd uring this time and offer emotional support. Preview of October Baby held at Grace Bible Church Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING This is the first Sunday in Lent. Worship service with Communion will be led byD eacon David Thoresen. Worship assistant will be Ron Fitzpatrick, Eucharist assistant will be Jim Fiedler, and lector will beR on Fitzpatrick. Sunday evening is the Agape Communion service, followed by ham/ham loaf dinner. Everyone is wel-c ome; bring a dish to pass or dessert meat and beverage provided. S haron Palmer will lead Thursdays Bible study. Lent schedule: W ednesday, Feb. 29 Soup and Supper, 5:30 p.m., foll owed by worship service titled Prepare the Way led by Ron Fitzpatrick at6 :15 p.m. Soup Suppers will be at 5:30 p.m. every W ednesday through March 28. Sunday, March 4 Winter Visitor Appreciation Brunch and program, followingm orning worship. Everyone welcome. T uesday, March 6 Council meeting at 6 p.m.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a s ermon Sunday morning titled Why Me? The theme for Lenten devotional is The Trials of Jesus The Voice of Peterb y Pastor Scott McLean. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information call4 71-2663 or online at christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morningi s titled Christ Jesus. The keynote is from Isaiah 62:11, Say to Daughter Zion, See, your Savior comes! T he church is at 146 N. Franklin St.C hristian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring them essage titled Revelation 11: Part 2 at the Sunday morning service. TheW ednesday night Bible study is studying the G ospel of John. Emmanuel United Church of ChristS EBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver Sunday mornings sermon titled Chatter, with Scripture taken from Psalm5 0:1-7, 23. The church is 1.7 miles w est of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 orv isit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morning the church celebrates the First Sunday of Lent. The church leader,K en Hall, will deliver his sermon titled God Tests His People from the Epistle Lesson of the Day, James 1:12-18. T he middle and high school youth will be holding a 30-Hour Famine today. The youth will be collecting food to helpr estart Faith's Food Pantry at the church.First Christian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Who do you know is worthy to stand before the throne of God? II Thessalonians 1:3-1 2 is an encouraging passage speaking to the church reminding all that God is just and will take care of us as long as we are glorifyingJ esus by living for Him. Standing Worthy is the sermon that the pastor willb ring this week. In this sermon, the pastor will be encouraging us to perseverei n our faith knowing that God is in control and will t ake care of us even when we are suffering. Sunday 6 p.m., the c hurch is hosting another Movie Night, so join this w onderful family-friendly movie full of laughter. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind theW achovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail us at f irstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request informa-t ion. The church website is w ww.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING Childrens Church leaders for Sundayw ill be Juanita Roberts and Sherry Kunsak. 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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, February 24, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239 0390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families; Joy Loomis, music director; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. orchestra rehersal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 6 p.m. evening worship. Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. mission programs. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages s tarts 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 Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863ebsite: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, S ebring, 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 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, 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 Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday n ight meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of C hrist, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We w ould 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 Nazaren e 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-17 A North (truck routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP During the last political election cycle, we were promised change but I have not seen any of it, especially in my pants pocket. T hen something wonderful happ ened. I was taking some mail to the post office and as I got out of my truck, I noticed a penny on the ground. At my age, if I have to bend down I make sure there are at least two or three things to do while I am down there. Asingle penny just will not do it for me. After all, what can you do with a penny? As I looked at that penny, I saw another penny, then another, then s everal. By the time I was done, t here was a pile of 20 pennies there. Now that is something to bend down for. I know what they say, a penny f or your thoughts. Here was 20 pennies and I did not have to think too much about bending down and c ollecting all 20 and put into my pants pocket. Nothing is quite as melodious as change jingling in my p ants pocket. I walked into the post o ffice with my pocket jingling with s ome spare change. Some may complain that 20 pennies does not really amount to very much. I remember what wise old Benjamin Franklin said, Apenny saved is a penny earned. I am not s ure what he would say about a penny rescued or even 20 pennies rescued, but I think he would have had something very witty to say about it. The Gracious Mistress of the P arsonage would say to me somet hing to the effect that 20 pennies cannot buy a good lunch. Who needs a good lunch when you got 20 pennies jingling in your pants pocket? The better part of wisdom on my part would be to allow these 2 0 spare pennies be my little s ecret. Afew days after finding this penny cache, my wife made a com-m ent that changed my week. What are you going to do with the extra day this year? I had no idea what she was talking about. Normally, I have no extra days to spare. Even if I happen to catch up on my chores on one day, there are always the next days chores staring me in the face. I was not a Beatles fan but I did understand their one song that talked about eight days a week. I have often thought I might be ablet o get caught up if there was an extra day in the week. Then, on scrutiny of the facts at hand, my good wife would find something for me to do on that eighth day. G etting back to her extra day question. I had no idea what she was talking about and so I responded with a very sophisticated, huh? What are you going to do with t he extra day we have this year? I searched the cobwebs of my memory and could not find any-t hing resembling her comment. She saw the quizzical look on my face, m ore quizzical than normal, and realized I had no idea what she was talking about. t you know we have an extra day this year? I did not know that so I pled with her to explain what she was t alking about. I was thinking she was going to give me a day off so I could do nothing, then on second thought I do not believe she would do something like that. Not her! This is leap year and the month o f February has 29 days instead of the normal 28. I thought for a moment and understood what she was talking about. I had forgotten this was leap year, which gives us an extra day. Instead of 365 days this year, we will enjoy 366 days. I am not quite sure who arranged this phenome-n on but the extra day is tacked on to the end of February. I have often thought it would be great to be born on Feb. 29. That w ay you only celebrate your birthd ay every four years. Instead of being 60 years old, I would be 15. Then a very terrible thought rumbled through my mind. I r emembered what it was like to be 1 5. No way in the world would I ever want to be 15 again. Imagine taking 60 years to get to 15 and t hen staying there for four years. Talk about dragging out your misery? My wife gave me, as usual, some f odder for my thinking. What w ould I do with an extra day? The more I thought about this the more things I thought I could do on that extra day. By the time I got through thinking about all the things I could do with an extra day I was exhausted and needed to sit down for a cup of coffee. In orderf or me to satisfy all my proposed projects, I would need at least one extra day a month, and I would not complain about one extra day a week. I really do not think having an extra day is going to make much difference for me. The Bible says, This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Psalms 118:24 KJV). S omeone said, today is the first day of the rest of my life. And so it i s. Enjoy the day you have, is my philosophy of life. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box8 31313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs S hores. Call him at (352 e -mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those oft he News-Sun staff. My leap year quandry: Anybody have a day to spare? RELIGION Guest Column Rev. James L. Snyder

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 24, 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-mailr edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9a .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 e vening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year roundfice phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up 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 childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org P RESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morn-i ng worship: Informal service, 8 a.m.; traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m. in the educational building. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school and nursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 6990132. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have as pecial Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 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 P ark, FL33825. (863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer S hawl 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.memorialumc.com Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP Scripture taken from Luke 12:13-21. F or more information, call 385-0352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor Bob Johnson's sermon will be Avoiding Idolatry based on I Corinthians 10:1-22. The choirs introit will be Joyful Thanks and the anthem will be Let the Words of My Mouth. T he adult Sunday school class is continuing its study o f David in II Samuel Chapter 22 in which David writes a song of deliverance. T he Family Gathering meets at 6 p.m. O n Monday, the Crafty Ladies will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. On Wednesday, Pastor Johnson will lead the Bible study on the topic The Basics of the Faith. On Saturday, March 3, the W omens Ministries will hold their quarterly luncheon at noon in the fellowship hall. Mary Circle is hostess. The church is at 215 E. C ircle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For questions, call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Jason and Kim Smith, from Word ofF aith, will lead in the Sunday morning worship; followed by the guest speak-e r, the Rev. Frank vanDalen, executive director of World Witness.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted M oores sermon this Sunday will be Salvation C onsidered with scripture from: I Peter 1:10-12 Communion is offered during the service weekly The service will also include guest singer BrianR ichardson, the Heartland Singers singing The Masters Hand and a Little Heartland Singers concert Tuesday night adult Bible s tudy is The Big Bang Theory taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Come early for snacks. Wednesday night young a dult and childrens programs are taught by George Kelly, Amanda and Jon Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a freem eal. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South inS ebring (behind Publix Call 314-9693Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Claude Burnett will preacha t the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration S ervice. Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service in R ob Reynolds Hall. Nursery care is available at the Creepy Crawly Clubhouse. The Church is at 500 Kent A ve. For information, please phone 465-2422Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday m orning Bible lesson, Fruits of Redemption, is taken from Galatians 5 and6 Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the S unday morning service. The Sunday evening service will be the end-of-themonth-sing, followed by fell owship time.St. John United Methodist Church S EBRING The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jrs message will be Temptation:P ower at all three services. Biblical reference is from Mark 1:12-13. Small Steps 4H ealth meets Monday. Lighthouse meets Tuesday. N ursery is provided at all services.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. S unday service starts at 9:55 A M. Rev. Clyde Weavers sermon will be Grafted and Adopted. John Schinder w ill share his musical ministry. Fellowship follows th e s ervice.The Way Church SEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums message will be Angels Part One. Missionaries Anna and Colter Brown who serve in Honduras, will be sharing their ministry. Ahymn sing will take place in the evening at 6:30 pm. The Difference Makers Youth meet Sunday andW ednesday Evenings. T he Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood D rive. Church phone is 471 6 140 and the pastors cellis 273-3674. For church inform ation and the pastors mess ages go to www.thewaychurch.org/. C ontinued from page 7B RELIGION Church News RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes relig ion news on Fridays. T he submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridasp aper. Submit items to the N ews-Sunsf rom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For i nformation,call 385-6155,ext. 516.

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C M Y K B y MESFIN FEKADU Associated PressNEWYORK Rihanna i s known for making bold statements, from her often sexually charged music to her tattoos to even the hue of her hair. B ut her latest decision a musical pairing with the man who three years ago left her bloodied and bruised has left some questioning her judgment. O n Monday, after days of teasing, Rihanna and Chris B rown debuted two songs featuring each other. Brown sings and raps on the remixo f Rihannas sexually charged song Birthday C ake, and she appears on a new version of his upbeat tune Turn up the Music. Fans have been split about the topic: Some supportR ihanna and Browns collaborations, others condemn it. T he topic was still trending on Twitter on late Tuesday, with plenty of tweets criti-c izing Rihanna for embracing her former abuser. R ihanna, 24, seemed to address the controversy Tuesday when she won besti nternational female artist at the Brit Awards. At times when I feel misu nderstood, my fans always remind me that its OK to be m yself, Rihanna said. But Bill Werde, editorial director of the music magazine Billboard, says Rihannas decision to makem usic with Brown could disappoint some of her supporters. I think there are people out there that feel betrayed (by has every right to be an indi-v idual ... she has every right to date who she wants to date a nd be with whoever she wants to be with. Shes a grown woman. But you just need to recognize that then the fans have every right tof eel how theyre going to feel about that. Emails to both Brown and Rihannas record labels asking for more information ont he songs went unreturned Tuesday, and while Rihannas representative had no comment, Browns publicist did not return a request for comment. When rumors about the collaboration sparked last week, both stoked the talk about it. Brown, 22, tweeted: Let them be mad!!!! We make music. Dont like it, dont listen! On Tuesday, after weighing some of the negative feedback, he tweeted: You are not GODS to judge us. U have no say! Positivity & LOVE! My fans make a difference. The release of the songs comes three years after Brown attacked his thengirlfriend on the eve of the Grammys, leaving her with a split lip, a black eye ando ther injuries. Later that year, when she addressed the assault in an interview with ABC, she went into detail about how Brown punched and bit her during an argument thatt urned violent. She said Brown had no soul in his e yes and she had no idea how the beating would end. She also warned other women facing domestic violence to not let themselvesb ecome blinded by love. I think the existence of these (songss still kind of struggling with that, as many humansw ould, said Werde. Rihanna and Brown have been on friendly terms for some time. Theyve tweeted each other, and he recently wished her a happy birthday on Twitter. She has also said that shes happy about his success and enjoys his music. Sandra Ramos, who founded the womens shelter Strengthen Our Sisters in 1970, says she hasnt seen many abusers change, and that victims like Rihanna get caught up in this cycle. She should be working on herself and not allowing herself to be near her addiction, her temptation, whos this guy that purports to be charming when he is a batterer, Ramos said. Hec ould have killed her After Brown pleaded guilty to a felony charge, he saw his career plummet: A former Billboard artist of the year, he lost endorsements and his third album, Graffiti, released 10 months after his attack, was a commercial disappointment. Arestraining order prevented him from being close to Rihanna and he was put on probation (whichr emains in effect). Since then, hes returned to the top of the music charts, releasinga slew of hit songs and the album F.A.M.E. (ForgivingA ll My Enemies), which won him his first Grammy this month. He also made his physical return to the Grammys, the same night Rihanna performed (the restraining order is no longer in effect). Brown performed twice at the show, which drew criticism. But now Rihanna may face criticism as well. Werde, who expects the songs to find success, says he doesnt believe shell lose any of her endorsements, but adds that image could change. This will be white-hot for a few minutes in the big scheme of things and then it will die down. But whats going to be left behind is the complicated residue of who Rihanna is as a role model, he said. E ven before the songs were officially released, Billboard addressed the matter in open letters to Rihanna and Brown. In Rihannas let-t er, Billboard said her pairing with Brown was not cool, to a whole lot of people. oung girls look up to people like you to guidet hem through circumstances too complex for them to t ackle on their own, and by granting Chris Brown an iota of tolerance, you implicitlye ncourage others to consider doing the same, the letter r ead. With great power comes great responsibility is a schmaltzy sentiment, but its fitting here like it or not, you have a differentl evel of power than most of us schmoes because of your p op superstardom, and a different level of responsibility in your personal life than iny our music because of the tabloid-infected culture we l ive in. Its a burden that is not fair to you, or anyone in pop culture, but its one youh ave to accept. Rihanna is currently a spokeswoman for Nivea, and h as endorsed CoverGirl and Gucci in the past. In N ovember, she said in an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that her goal is to be her true self, and not necessarily a rolem odel to others. I used to worry about it a lot, but then I realized the message I really want to send is not perfection, its individuality, she said. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, February 24, 2012www.newssun.com HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; 5.542; 10.5; Black plus three; process, 2/22,24,26; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 0 0 7 7 4 4 Special Miracle Story u nfolds SundayS EBRING If ever someones life was a series of miracles, thats what describes Louise Pankuch. From salvation, through t hree episodes of cancer, through 10 years in a Christian cult, Lous survival has been one miracle after another. L ous story is a powerful testimony to Gods grace, mercy and unfailing love. Everyone is invited to this Special Miracle StoryS unday with Lou at 11 a.m. Sunday at Faith Missionary Baptist Church. The addressi s 1708 LaGrange Ave. It will be interpreted for the deaf.Cases plan special singLAKE PLACID Bethel B aptist Church is having a special Sing Unto the Lord t his Sunday morning, featuring special guest Don and Kim Case from Michigan. They have been singing gospel music for more than2 7 years. Brother Case plays the accordion as they sing. T hey will bless your heart with their sincere and unique way of singing. P astor John Hankins and the church invites the public t o attend for a day of spiritual uplift. The church is at 216 E. P ark St. For more information, call the church office at 633-9294.Special concert set for Church of NazareneAVON PARK Gods Bible School and CollegeC hoir will be in concert at 7 p.m. Monday at Avon Park C hurch of the Nazarene. The beautiful blending of voices of the choir is only surpassed by the wonderfuls pirit these young folk exhibit. There is no admission fee, but a freewill offering will be received. The church is at7 07 W. Main St. Call 4525165 for further information.St. John plans Trash and Treasure SaleSEBRING St. John United Methodist Church will hold its Big Spring Trash and Treasure Sale onF riday and Saturday, March 9-10. Friday sale hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.;S aturday hours are from 8 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be available on F riday. St. John is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive (just b ehind Walmart). Call the church office, 382-1736.St. James plans Italian nightLAKE PLACID St. James Catholic Church Oktoberfest Committee hosts Italian Saturday Nightse very other Saturday night in the social hall, 3380 Placid V iew Drive. Gearing up for 2012 Oktoberfest, the committee is sponsoring Italiand inners available to the public. The proceeds will offset e xpenses, which allows the community to attend free at the Oktoberfest 2012 in O ctober. Bring your own wine and glass and join with the community for an Italian dinner of stuffed shells, meatballs,s alad, garlic toast, drinks and dessert starting 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Call to purchase tickets ($12C atholic Church Office at 465-3215 or Kathy DeRosa a t (954 RELIGION Rihanna could draw criticism for songs with Brown MCT Rihanna has collaborated with Chris Brown on songs, despite the fact he assaulted her three years ago. ENTERTAINMENT Associated PressNEWYORK Aretha Franklin says Cissy Houston raised her daughter Whitney Houston well and that an interview where Franklin said parents need to make sure children leave home prepared was taken out of context. Franklin released a statement Wednesday, four days after Houstons funeral. She was expected to sing at the funeral in Newark, N.J., Houstons hometown, but bowed out because of leg spasms she said she suffered after a concert at Radio City Music Hall the night before. She performed again at Radio City the night of Houstons funeral, and paid tribute to Houston as a very fine young lady In an interview about Houston on NBCs Today show last week, Al Roker asked Franklin about Houstons superstardom. Franklin said: I think parents have to really talk to their children before they leave home ... (that they leave home prepared, really. She left home with all the right things. After Franklin didnt attend the funeral, there were some reports that Houstons mother was upset over Franklins comments and that Franklin was uninvited, a charge Franklin denies. Cissy Houston and I have been longtime friends for almost 50 years. I have four invitations and parking passes that were sent to me for the funeral, Franklin said. Cissy does not need ridiculous speculation and neither do I particularly at this time. Franklin also said her full statement This is no reflection on Cissy or Nippys upbringing, using a nickname for Houston wasnt aired (a request for comment wasnt immediately returned by the Today show). Aretha Franklin says Whitney Houstons mother raised her well

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C M Y K By CHRISTYLEMIRE A PMovie Critic Wanderlust would provide an intriguing double feature with the acclaimed indied rama Martha Marcy May Marlene. Both are about people who s earch for their true selves in woodsy communes, get s ucked into the brainwashing and insularity by a charismatic leader and eventually struggle to escape. One of these films contains p oop jokes. Guess which one it is. Yes, Wanderlust proudly wears its sketch-comedy origins on its sleeve (except for the communes resident nudist, that is), and that meanst he gags are as hit-and-miss as youd imagine. David W ain (Role Models directs from a script he cowrote with longtime friend and collaborator Ken Marino, but its clear that a lot ofi mprov took place, as well. Thats the bread and butter for these guys and their cast members, with whom theyve worked in the past on TV( The State, Childrens Hospital) and in movies et Hot American Summer, The Ten). Some jokes get hammered into the ground repeatedly; others go on well past the point of cringe-inducing awkwardness, which is the point. But some do reach the levels of brilliant, unfettered lunacy to which they aspire. One extended scene had me curled up in a ball in my seat, watching through splayed fingers across my eyes. Nothing gory happens its just Paul Rudd talking to himself in the bathroom mirror but its wonderfully, agonizingly weird, and a great showcase of his ability to be daring as well as likable. Rudd and Jennifer Aniston co-star as George and Linda,a happily married couple struggling to make do in M anhattan. But like so many Americans the past few y ears, they lose their jobs and find they can no longer afford the apartment they just bought (Linda Lavin is perfectly dry as their real estatea gent). Reluctantly, they drive down to Atlanta to stay with Georges blowhard brother, Rick (Marino lives in a McMansion withh is obnoxious son and selfmedicating wife (Michaela Watkins, who finds the delicacy in teetering on the brink of coming unhinged). Along the way, though, they stop for the night at a bed and breakfast in northern Georgia. Turns out the place is a hippie enclave called Elysium, run by the selfappointed, self-satisfied guru Seth. (Justin Theroux is awesomely arrogant in the role and virtually unrecognizable beneath his Christ-like hair and beard). The air is thick with pot smoke and the sound of didgeridoos and the scent of patchouli, and George and Linda dont quite fit in at first. But they end up liking it there so much and liking the version of themselves that its permissiveness brings o ut that they end up staying for a couple weeks. This s ets up all kinds of fish-outof-water antics, especially for Rudd, who serves as thes traight man at the center of these zany caricatures. Kathryn Hahn, Lauren A mbrose, Jordan Peele, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Alan A lda and a startlingly naked Joe Lo Truglio all get chances to shine. There is no real momentum, though, but rather as eries of moments: George feels uncomfortable shouting out his emotions. George feels uncomfortable having people watch him on the toilet. George feels uncomfortable with Elysiums free-lovep hilosophy even though he has an opportunity to s leep with the gorgeous Eva (a game Malin Akerman). Linda, whos bounced around throughout her adult life trying various jobs with-o ut ever feeling fulfilled, finds a spiritual home here and wants to move in for good. What will become of their marriage which isn ever really in question, this is a comedy, after all provides a minimal amount of tension. Your expectations are crucial here. If youre looking for structure, cohesion and narrative drive, youll be frustrated and maybe even a little bored. If you can be as openminded as the drugged-up denizens of Elysium, then its all good, brother. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, February 24, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736; 6; Black; movie listings; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 2 2 7 7 1 1 DearAbby: I h ave been married to Roman for 13 years. He has always been a man of few words whod idnt initiate much on his own, so I stepped up to bat and did everything. I took over all aspects of our marriedl ife from bill paying to home maintenance to r omance. He would tell me how grateful he was to me for doing it. H is adult daughters from a previous marriage have a lways been cold to me, and I recently found out why. It turns out Roman made up horrible, untrue stories behind my back. Hep ainted himself as the victim of abuse. His daughters s taged an intervention to save their dad, and Roman went along with them. Hec leared out our bank accounts, hid money and a ssets and filed for divorce. I was stunned. Abby, he went along with t he charade for a week until his guilt got the better of him, and he admitted he h ad made it all up. He claims he doesnt want to d ivorce me after all. He said he made up the stories to get his daughtersattention. Roman and I are now g oing through counseling, and I am assuming responsibility for my part in this mess. He harbors strong resentment toward me and resorted to passive-aggressive revenge. Were bothd oing our best to establish forthright, honest and open l ines of communication. The problem is his daughters still believe the lies. They hate me and wont speak to their fatheru nless he divorces me. Im not sure what to do. Roman has lost his family and he may lose me, too. The damage is so widespread I dontk now what can be regained. Have you any advice for me? Older, Wiser and Heartbroken DearOlder, Wiserand Heartbroken: Your letter made me furious. It proves that with your husband no good deed goes unpunished. Had you not taken on the functions your husband avoided, your credit would be shot, your house would be a wreck and y our sex life nonexistent. And for this your husband slandered you? That he would l ie to his daughters about you is disgusting. That he then made a money grab and hid assets is appalling.W hat have you to gain from continuing this marriage? If I were you, Id contact a divorce lawyer and a forensic accountant, divide thea ssets and let the daughters take care of their ingrate of a father. DearAbby: My husband and I belong to a supper club comprised of four cou-p les. We have enjoyed our m onthly gatherings for years and have developed a strong bond with each cou-p le. As a rule, each one takes turns hosting the e vent in their home. The recent behavior of one hostess has us baffled. F or starters, Lynn sometimes seats herself and her husband at a separate t able, even though theres room at the main table. S he also involves herself with activities I consider rude taking calls on her cell, perusing Facebook, doing paperwork. Itsb eginning to feel as though we are an obligation rather than wanted guests. Members of our group have been hesitant to discuss this with her because we dont want to create ten-s ion in the group we have come to hold dear. Any sugg estions? Getting Served a Cold Dish DearGetting Served: It appears there is already ten-s ion in the group you have come to hold dear. For a host to behave the way Lynn has is rude. Whoever in the group is closest toL ynn should have a chat with her about it preferably face-to-face and ask her to explain. Its possible that the responsibility of hosting has become too much for her. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Husbands lies have broken marriage DIVERSIONS Dear Abby Photo by Gemma La Mana Paul Rudd stars as George and Jennifer Aniston stars as Linda in Universal Pictures anderlust. Laughs are hit and miss in Wanderlust Movie Review Wanderlust Rating: R sexual content, graphic nudity, language and drug use) Running time: 98 minutes Review: (of 4 Associated PressLONDON London organizers say the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics will be themed A Symphony of British Music a hit-packed journey ranging from classical composer Edward Elgar to chart-topping singer-songwriter Adele. Artistic director Kim Gavin says the Aug. 12 show will be an elegant mashup of British music packed with recognizable songs arranged symphonically. The London Symphony Orchestra will provide musical backing. Gavin, who has overseen tours for the band Take That and directed the 2007 Princess Diana memorial concert, says the closing ceremony will be the biggest after-show party the show being the sport. The creative team revealed some details of the closing ceremony Thursday, but are keeping the names of many artists involved under wraps. The games start July 27. British music mashup at Olympic closing ceremony Associated PressJ UNEAU, Alaska Current and former aides to Sarah Palin lashed out W ednesday at HBOs Game Change, describi ng the upcoming films d epictions of her on the 2008 campaign trail as sick and inaccurate. None of the aides said they have yet seen the movie, which debutsM arch 10, and some said they had asked for an opportunity to screen the f ilm but had been denied. Trailers for the film, w hich is based on the bestselling book chronicling the 2008 presidential race, have beenr eleased, however, and some snippets appear to cast Palin in an unfavorable light. As portrayed by Julianne Moore, Palin is seen complaining abouth ow shes being handled by political advisers and mumbling about missing her baby, who was born in A pril 2008. In one snippet, campaign strategist Steve Schmidt, portrayedb y Woody Harrelson, describes her as being on the verge of a nervous b reakdown. Aides said none of that jibes with their own exper iences with the former A laska governor, and they defended her vigorously Wednesday. Jason Recher, who handled vice presidential road operations for theM cCain-Palin campaign, called Palin one of the most engaged public ser-v ants Id ever observed. Tom Van Flein, her former personal attorney, called h er diligent, sharp and enthusiastic about the campaign. M eg Stapleton, a former spokeswoman, said that she, unlike some of the others who worked with Palin during the campaign, had not been contacted by anyone associated with either the book or movie. They dont want to hear anything good, she said, her voice full of passion. We all know Palin sells and the dramatization of Palin sells even more. This is sick. They mock Gov. Palin, you mock Gov. Palin, as weak and unable to cope and press forward, she told reporters on the conference call. And the movie and the trailer ... say that. And yet look with your own eyes at what she and her family have endured and inspired over the last few years. Any lesser man would have hanged himself by now. So whos weak? Recher noted that Palin wasnt the primary focus of the book, and he said he told screenwriter and co-executive producer Danny Strong that the book absolutely, unequivocally did not accurately reflect his time with the McCain campaign. Director Jay Roach last month said he wrote a long letter to Palin seeking an interview with her to help the film, but I got a very quick email back from her attorney saying, I checked, she declined. Palin aides lash out at HBOs Game Change

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C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, February 24, 2012 1.For the first time, the best picture category this year features nine nominees. Which of the following statements is not true?A .Nine was nominated for four Oscars, winning none.B. District 9 was nominated f or four Oscars, winning none.C. 91/2W eeks was nominated f or one Oscar and three R azzies, winning none.D.T he nine nominations received b y They Shoot Horses, Dont T hey? was the most for a film n ot nominated for best picture.2.W oody Allen scored his 15th b est screenplay nomination for Midnight in Paris. Which one of t he following movies did not net him a writing nomination?A .AliceB.Deconstructing HarryC.Radio DaysD. Vicky Cristina Barcelona3.The Help is the only of this years best picture nominees to gross more than $100 million in North America. What was the last best pict ure winner that also was the highestg rossing nominee?A.The DepartedB.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingC. Million Dollar BabyD .Slumdog Millionaire4.The Help has a chance to land winners for best actress (Viola Davis) and supporting actress (Octavia Spencer or Jessica Chastain). Which was the last movie to win both female acting categories?A.ChicagoB.MoonstruckC.The PianoD.Shakespeare in Love5.Aside from best picture, those acting nods were the only other nominations received by The Help. What was the last best picture winner to receive no other nonacting nominations?A.Driving Miss DaisyB.MartyC.Grand HotelD.None6.This years two nominated songs will not be performed on the show, thus depriving viewers of a live rendition of Man or Muppet (from The MuppetsWhich of the following statements is not true?A.The Rainbow Connection was a best song nominee from The Muppet Movie but lost to It Goes Like It Goes from Norma Rae.B.K ermit the Frog sang The R ainbow Connection on the t elecast with a cameo by G eorge Burns.C. The First Time It Happens was a best song nominee from The Great Muppet Caper but lost to ArthursTheme (Best That You Can Do).D .The Muppets Take Manhattan w as nominated for original s ong score but lost to Purple Rain.7.C hristopher Plummer (Beginners and Max von Sydow ( Extremely Loud & Incredibly C lose) are both 82y ear-old supporting actor nominees. Who was older when he or she won an acting O scar?A.Melvyn DouglasB .Gloria StuartC .J essica TandyD .N o one8.I n his supporting actor-nominated role in My Week With Marilyn, Kenneth Branagh plays Laurence Olivier, who won best actor for Hamlet. Who previously won an Oscar for playing an Oscar winner?A.Cate BlanchettB.Robert Downey Jr.C.W illiam PowellD.Barbra Streisand9.Lets see how much youve been paying attention. Which one of the following films was not nominated for any Oscars this year?A.The Adventures of TintinB.AnonymousC.Real SteelD.Super 81 0.Woody Allen, George Clooney and Brad Pitt scored nomin ations in multiple categories this y ear. Which of these actors has been n ominated in five different categories i n his career?A .W arren BeattyB .K enneth BranaghC .George ClooneyD .O rson Welles11.T his year Meryl Streep r eceived her 17th acting nomination for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. How many of Streeps nominations have c ome for playing real-life peop le?A.5B.7C.9D.1 112.With Eddie Murphy having d ropped out, Billy Crystal is back as h ost for the ninth time. What won best p icture the first time he hosted?A. Driving Miss DaisyB.Out of AfricaC.Rain ManD. Unforgiven13.S teven Spielbers War H orse received six nominations this y ear, including best picture. Which horse movie won the most Oscars?A The Black StallionB.The Horse WhispererC.National VelvetD.Seabiscuit14.Last years show offered the awkward host pairing of Anne Hathaway and James Franco. Which of the following was not an Oscar show host combination?A.Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Paul HoganB.Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor and Walter MatthauC.John Huston, Burt Reynolds, Rock Hudson and Diana RossD .Bob Hope, David Niven, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Rosalind Russell and Donald Duck1 5.Which of the following statem ents is not true about best supporti ng actress nominee Melissa M cCarthy (BridesmaidsA.J enny McCarthy is her cousin.B.She majored in textiles at S outhern Illinois University.C.She was asked to leave Second Citys touring company because she kept changing classic sketches.D .S he was in the movie Charlies Angels.A NSWERS1 C. 1/2W eeks received no O scar nominations. 2 D. Although the movie did ne t Penelope Cruz a best supporting actress Oscar. 3. A. Estimated gross box office for The Departed topped $289 million worldwide. 4 D. Gwyneth Paltrow and Judi D ench won the lead and supporting a ctress categories, respectively, for Shakespeare in Love (1998 Moonstruck (1987 (1993 p orting actress Oscars. 5 C. Grand Hotel (1931-32 w on for its sole nomination, best pi c ture. 6. B. But that would have been cool. 7. D. Tandy, who won best actre ss for Driving Miss Daisy (1989 w as the oldest acting winner at age 80. Stuart was 87 upon her best supporting actress nomination for itanic, but she didnt win. 8. A. Blanchett won best supporting actress for playing four-time Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004 9. D. Tintin is up for original score, Anonymous for costume design and Real Steel for visual effects. 10. B. Branaghs supporting actor nomination this year for My Week with Marilyn follows his adapted screenplay nomination for Hamlet (1996 ination for Swan Song (1992is lead actor and director nominations for Henry V (1989 11. B. Yes, were counting Streeps take on Susan Orlean in Adaptation, even though we wouldnt vouch for its verisimilitud e. And no, were not counting fictionalized portrayals in The Devil Wears Prada and Postcards from the Edge. 12. A. Driving Miss Daisy wo n on the March 26, 1990, telecast. 13. C. National Velvet (1945 won two (Anne Revere for supportin g actress and Robert J. Kern for film editing), though Seabiscuit (2003) had the most nominations with seven (winning zero 14. C. David Niven, not Rock Hudson, worked with Huston, Reynolds and Ross on the April 2, 1974, telecast, though Hudson was a host the previous year with Carol Burnett, Michael Caine and Charlton Heston. 15. C. She was never in Second City.PHOTOS COURTESYTHE MOVIE STUDIOSB y Mark Caro Chicago TribuneIts time for the 22nd annual Os-Caro Quiz, which is so tough, so vexing, that it may very well render you silent.The Help Midnight in Paris The Muppets Branagh and Michelle Williamsin My Week With Marilyn. Streep in The Iron Lady ar Horse McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone in Bridesmaids. Youll need a little Help with this Oscar challenge MCT