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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, January 13-14, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 6 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 65 42C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny and cooler Forecast Question: Would mega-casino resorts in Florida be good for the economy? Next question: Are there adequate services to help the homless locally? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at O nline I nside Obituaries Bradley A. Stayer Age 60, of Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 64.4% No 35.6% Total votes: 101 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion7B Sports On TV2B 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 5 5 8 8 5 5 4 4 PAGE12B B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgS EBRING School Superintendent Wally Cox sat down with the News-Sun Monday morn-i ng to explain the school districts perspective in the ongoing contract d ispute with the teachersunion. An impasse in negotiations was declared on Dec. 15. S teve Picklesimer, president of the Highlands County Education Association, sat down for an interv iew with the News-Sun to explain the teachers perspective in the s alary negotiations in an interview published Friday, Dec. 23. Cox said the only way to understand educational funding is to look at the big picture that the union ism istaken to rely on the budget line by line. Day to day, Cox said, one account could be way overstated, or expenses spread around. The key, said Cox, is to be aware that the budget, developed beforet he school year begins, is made of Cox says 1st goal is to save jobs District, union in impasse over teachers salary By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comLAKE PLACID Mayor John Holbrook had to weigh in on a tie vote to waive fees for the 2012 Caladium Festival during the Lake Placid Town Council meeting Monday night. Council member Mike Waldron made the motion to waive the cost of reserving and using the park for the annual event at the request of Eileen May of the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce. Since I was the author of the motion that waived the fee for the Lake Placid Country Future park fees waived for 2012 Caladium Festival B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK Gerald Snell, chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agencys Southside Division, wants the community to know it is hosting a four-day celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a world honored leader of the civil rights movement in this country, and recipient of the Noble Peace Prize. King was assassinated in April of 1968. The 2012 MLK Festival begins tonight in city council chambers with an oratorical contest among secondary students. Lois Jones, who with Cynthia Barrett organized the event, explained students were asked to write essays on two of Kings four principals of leadership the meaning of leadership itself; service; moral character; and unity. The students have to understand the concepts, and how King lived them, Jones said. They also have to show how they apply those principals themselves, or how groups to which they belong apply the principals. The contest begins at 6 p.m. Snell hopes families and individuals will come out to Memorial Field in Avon Park Saturday and Sunday Weekend full of events planned to honor MLK King News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS It seems like yesterday, Elizabeth Sottile (from left) and daughter Heather agreed Thursday morning as they visited the roadside memorial honoring Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Sgt. Nick Sottile, who was shot and killed five years ago during a traffic stop on U.S. 27. Its a new way of living, a new normal, Heather explained about the struggles the family has faced since the loss of her dad. Each year the family and members of law enforcement gather at the memorial between 3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m. to remember Sgt. Sottiles last call, which was made Jan. 12, 2007 at 3:22 p.m. Five years later, pain is still there See MLK, page 2A See COX, page 3A See FEES, page 3A B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comS EBRING The hardest part of being homeless is (having roof over my head and having to sit here every day, 53-year-old Walter Saunders said Thursday. Saunders is part of the growing homeless population in HighlandsC ounty. He can usually be found spending his days around the south S ebring Publix or CVS and admits to being homeless for quite a while after losing his disability payments. Ive been homeless for three or four years, Saunders said. I get up in a tent not too far from here. People like Saunders, no matter how they have become homeless, are the reason behind the Highlands County Coalition for theH omeless, which will soon be conducting the annual Point-in-Time s urvey to document the homeless population in Highlands County. Interim Director Johanna S outher is looking for volunteers within the community to help out in this endeavor. The survey is an important factor to the HCCH operation. Collecting good data on the number, characteristics, and servicen eeds of the sheltered and unshelCounting the homeless News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS W alter Saunders spends much of his time sitting on a bench near Publix in South Sebring. Saunders lost his d isability payments and has been living in a tent for the past three or four years. Volunteers needed for Point-in-Time survey See SURVEY, page 3A PAGE2 A Getting betterL ady Streaks show i mprovement in loss SPORTS, 1BViolent attackM an jailed for hitting a nother with fence post PAGE2 AModest growthE conomists expect s tate revenue to rise PAGE6 A
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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center In cities and towns across America, millions of littlec hildren dream of becoming firefighters, soldiers or leaders. In Bordentown, N.J., one little boy became all three. We lived about a half a block from a firehouse, Amy Moore told the Unknown Soldiers. Ben would always go to wheret he city workers were. Her son, future Army Spc. Benjamin Moore, felt an instant connection to those who put out fires. The littleb oy wanted to learn more about his heroes and their families. He knew everything about everyone, she said. On Sept. 11, 2001, as an a nguished Mayor Rudy Giuliani said the number of c asualties in New York would be more than any of us can bear, Ben watchede mergency workers risk everything to save the innoc ent. Just 65 miles from the epicenter of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, Ben, 14, resolved to becomea firefighter. He said, Mom, I want to be respected, Amy r ecalled. I want to wear the uniform, and I want people to look up to me. O n his 16th birthday, still coping with an impairment t hat affected his vision since early childhood, Ben signed up to train as a volunteer f irefighter. Two years later, he also became an emergency medical technician. As a young firefighter and EMT, Ben quietly displayedc ompassionate, gallant qualities. little baby died in his arms after he pulled the baby out of a car, Amy said. Id ont know why he never told us; he was just a humble m an. While lending a hand to h is fellow citizens was fulfilling, Ben thought he could do even more. As he struggled to decide between becoming a police officera nd going to college, his father, recognizing his sons dedication to duty, suggesteda military career. My husband and I dont r egret that at all, she said. s something (Ben ed to do. When the Army raised concerns about Moores vision and ordered further testing, Ben could have easily moved on. He had to go to the recruiting office a few times and really fight for it, Amy said. After finally passing his vision tests, Ben left for boot camp, and came back a totally different man than when he left, according to t he soldiers mom. Ayear later, in April 2010, the mature, battle-ready soldier would deploy to Afghanistan. But first, hiso lder brother, Patrick, had a favor to ask. Patrick proposed to his now-wife and asked Ben tob e his best man, she said. Ben was ecstatic. On Jan. 12, 2011, with roughly 60 combat patrols under his belt thus far duringt he deployment, Ben asked a soldier to give him a Bible before returning to the battlefield to sweep for roadside bombs. We think Ben had a premonition, his mother said. Later that day, Spc. Moore, 23, was killed by an enemy improvised explosive device in Ghazni province. He died alongside Staff Sgt. Omar Aceves, 30, and Cpl. Jarrid King, 20. As the Moores brought Bens flag-draped casket to his hometown from Delawares Dover Air Force Base, the ambulance he once drove, along with a Bordentown city fire truck, followed closely behind. On b ridges, firefighters stood atop their trucks to salute one of their own. Every single overpass on I-295 had an American flag, B ens mom recalled. When Bens personal effects were returned to his l oved ones, they were stunned to find a notebook containing a handwritten speech that he planned to deliver at his brothers wed-d ing. Ben saved a typed version to his laptop on Jan. 10, just two days before his death. As wedding guests wept, P atrick, 28, read his younger brothers toast. Remember to always live, laugh, love, and haven o regrets ... never look back at the hard times, Ben wrote. Always make the best of life like you do now. Cheers. I nstead of dreaming about becoming firefighters, soldiers, or leaders, little children in Bordentown now strive to be like Spc.B enjamin Moore. After all, Ben is now the citys honorary mayor. His death has affected many lives, and you could tell by the outpouring, Bens mother said. It helped us, but it also helped them to be able to have a hero. 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. The mayor of Bordentown S pc. Benjamin Moore, 23, of Bordentown, N.J., was killed i n Afghanistan on Jan. 12, 2011. Moore served as an EMT a nd volunteer firefighter before joining the Army. Photo courtesy the Moore family. SALT redirects monthly meetingSEBRING The H ighlands County Seniors and Law EnforcementT ogether (S.A.L.T.) Council w ill not hold its monthly meeting in January in lieuo f a planning session to be scheduled at a later date.T his planning meeting will address the schedule of meetings and trainings fort he remainder of 2012. Anyone with input as to t he direction of the Highlands County S.A.L.T. c hapter is invited to call president Janet Tindell at 4 43-0747 or Nell Hays of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office at 402-7 369. The S.A.L.T. Council is a p art of Triad, which is an organization of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, theN ational Sheriffs Association and the AARP. The purpose of this organization is to address the needs of seniors in the community especially as they relate to crime victimi zation and the fear of crime. Angels of Hope have yard saleSEBRING American C ancer team Angels of Hope will sponsor a yard s ale on Saturday. The event will be held at 6316 Cambridge Drive. All proc eeds from the sale will go to further the fight against cancer. The yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. Call 273-3762.Happy Days come to ReflectionsAVON PARK R eflections on Silver Lake will host a dance featuring H appy Days from 7:3010:30 p.m. today. Ticketsw ill be sold only at the door; cost is $5. Bring your own drinks and snacks; ice will be provided. For more information, call 452-5037. M onday at 6:30 p.m. is showtime at Reflections on Silver Lake featuring two outstanding artists. The first is comedian Dan St. Paul, who combines a sharp, c lean wit and a talent for c reating characters that appeals to audiences of alla ges. St. Paul has opened f or many superstars includ ing Jerry Seinfeld, Natalie Cole and Vince Gill. St. Paul is followed by the very talented Marti Capodiferro. Capodiferro pours her heart and souli nto her music and has a repertoire of hundreds of songs including Country,B roadway, Pop, s, s a nd s. This two-hour show is one to not miss and a bargain at $8. Tickets will be available at the door and open to the public. Call 452-5037.Destination Downtown Sebring is todaySEBRING Join the f estivities in downtown S ebring for the monthly Destination Downtown S ebring on from 5-8 p.m. today. Its fun for the CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 5A News-Sun staffAVON PARK A32-year-old Avon Park man is in Tampa General Hospital inc ritical condition after he was reportedly hit in the head with a fence post by another man following an argument Wednesday night. According to a Highlands County S heriffs Office report, victim Boyd Roberts and 29-year-old Samuel Scott Wiggins were drinking and became involved in an argument around 8:30 p.m. at 407 Gaster Roadi n Avon Park, with Roberts allegedly telling Wiggins I bet you could whoop my ---. W itnesses told deputies that Wiggins left the residence with Roberts following behind him a short time later. When Roberts cameo ut of the residence, Wiggins was standing outside the screened porch. The two continu ed to exchange words, at which point Wiggins took off his shirt and shoes, the report said. R oberts reportedly left the porch to confront Wiggins. When Roberts stepped outside, witnesses said, Wiggins immediately hit him in the head with a four-inch diame-t er fence post that was three feet long and fashioned as a club. Roberts did not attempt to hit Wiggins before he was struck, the report said. Wiggins, who has several arrests f or battery, reportedly got the post from a fire pit in the trailer park before returning to attack Roberts. Roberts immediately fell to the ground and Wiggins got on top ofh im and began punching him multiple times in the face, the report said. R oberts did not move after he was hit with the post and did not attempt to protect himself. R oberts, who sustained massive head injuries, was airlifted to Tampa with lifet hreatening injuries. Wiggins was charged with aggravated batter with a deadly weapon. He was beingh eld Thursday on $100,000 bond. Man airlifted after being attacked with fence post Wiggins GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE to enjoy a party. In addition to bounce houses, vendors will be on hand to sell a variety of items, like T-shirts. Homemade food, however, will be the star of the day, from barbecue to grilled chicken to desserts Deejays will provide music all day Saturday. Sunday, starting at 4 p.m., there will be a live music festival, featuring individuals and groups performing jazz and contemporary gospel. Sunday evening at 6 p.m., a special program memorializing those who have died as a result of gun violence is planned at Aline McWhite Memorial Park. Royston Dailey of Lake Placid will speak and a candlelight vigil will be held. Snell asks those coming to bring a white candle. Capping the celebration is the annual MLK Parade. Organized by Col. Shirley Johnson of the Avon Park Correctional Institute, the parades floats will give tribute to King. Line-up begins at 11:30 a.m. The parade begins at noon at the Sims Center and marches up North Delaney Avenue.Were really excited, said Snell. This is the first MLK Festival in Highlands County. Wehave something for everybody There is still room for vendors at Memorial Field Saturday and Sunday. Call Gerald Snell at 8736698. Booths are $40. Continued from page 1A MLKto be remembered with festive weekend Caylees Law clears panelTALLAHASSEE (AP Abill inspired by the Caylee Anthony case is advancing in the Florida Legislature, just dont call it Caylees Law The Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Thursday approved the measure that would make it a felony to give police false information about a missing child who dies or is seriously injured. The maximum penalty would be five years in prison for each false statement.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 13, 2012Page 3A 24/7; 7.444"; 3"; Black; 1/13/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 5 5 9 9 ROTARY CLUB OF LAKE PLACID; 3.639"; 10"; Black; r otary home show; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 6 6 0 0 News-Sun photo by BARRYFOSTER Construction is under way on a new pit lane at the Sebring International Raceway. As many as 64 cars from both the American LeMans Series and the World Endurance Championship are expected to take the green flag at the 60th Mobil 1 12 Hours of S ebring. That would be the biggest field in a quarter century. The new pit lane will exted past the east walkover bridge and past the track's medical facility. The American LeMans Series will hold their first official test session of 2012 at SIR next month. Making room for the racers e stimates, not hard figures. In order to truly ascertain revenues and expenditures, h e said, the fiscal years final figures are the place to look because every penny must be accounted for there. Where the rubber hits the r oad, Cox said, is the actual bottom line. That tells us how we did. We focus on the actual data. The financial statement is what is real, nott he proposed budget. Another key component, C ox said, is the fund balance, a cushion or savings a ccount to cover unexpected emergencies or mandates from the state. In stable financial times, Cox said, hes comfortablew ith a fund balance of 4 or 5 percent of the entire budget. Now, however, he feels a 6 percent fund balance is safer and more realistic. I n 2009, the school district was caught with a negative fund balance of almost $2.2 million. Since then, Cox said, his priority has been to build the cushion. In 2010, the fund balance had risen well into the positive, with almost $2.6 million in reserve. In 2011, it rose again to more than $2.9 million, but that is still only a 3 percent cushion. In order to remedy that, Cox said he relies on historical trends to predict needs and keep costs down. I know I will typically under spend about 1 percent of the appropriations, he said, adding falling revenues are the cause. s been hard. Its impacted a lot of programs. Our priority is that changes dont impact kids. In fact, $14 million has been cut from Highlands County revenues by the state over the past five years. Enrollment has dropped as well, meaning the district is allotted less funding by the state in the first place. Labor is one area where savings can be found, Cox said. I wish I could reward teachers. I respect them for doing all they do under pressure. They have the hardest job. Florida ranks 49th in the nation in terms of what it pays teachers. It shows they are way underpaid. My first priority is to save their jobs. We are trying to eliminate (what positions we have to) through attrition, not layoffs. There are positions we havent filled, in some cases we use a substitute. Cox said because of budget restraints he did not have the luxury of making choices that do the most good, but had to make choices that did the least harm. For example, one savings was to shift from teachers to para-professionals in the school media centers. s not better, Cox said, but its better than eliminating media centers. While there is talk in Tallahassee that state allocations to education may rise, Cox isnt ready to count on anything. I never build a budget based on any government presentations, he said. There are other needs in the state and the states budget has to balance. For example, Cox said he was asked by the state to hold back $2.4 million in jobs money this year. Cox said he and the school board were already discussing budget issues for the coming year. The potential in 20122013 is for worse, Cox said. I hope Im wrong. Continued from page 1A C lub, I just want to state ahead of time that upon the fee structure being implemented, there may be a fee in the future,W aldron said. The council does not have a finalized recreation fee ordinance in place nora resolution for fee struct ures. Council member Debra Worley seconded andv oted affirmative, and stated that she was not happy with any fees. I want to go on record again that I am against p ark fees, Worley said. Council members Ray Royce and Steve Bastardib oth voted against making exceptions, each from a d ifferent standpoint. Royce pointed out there were currently no fees, therefore nothing to waive, but did explain thath e understood budgeting was difficult without k now what costs were for park rentals. I think that what Ms. M ay is asking us to do is in advance waive the c harges if in fact a fee is established, Royce said. Bastardi opposed on m ore philosophical basis. Bastardi has taken a consistent stance in previous meetings that town taxpayers are shoulderingt he burden for those from outside the town limits, who are the majority of park users. Im a firm believer in p ark fees, Bastardi said. s a vicious circle. We a re trying to bring people into downtown for theb enefit of the taxpayers but unless you reduce the cost of government, and levy the fees, the very group we are trying tob enefit are still paying for the maintenance for the park, Bastardi said. The motion passed 3-2. Estimated fees at a prev ious meeting for the festival could run over $1,000 for deposits and rental. The council is scheduled to have a second hearing on a recreation fee ordinance at their next meeting on Jan. 23. Continued from page 1A tered homeless population i s a critical component of local homeless planning and program development, said Souther. The HCCH is one of m any organizations that promotes the welfare of those who are without homes or shelter. The organization needs volun-t eers to ensure that every person is counted and the correct data can be collect-e d for the point-in-time survey. e believe that unders tanding the size and characteristics of the entire h omeless population in a community not just people using shelters ise ssential to the effective planning and provision of h omeless assistance and prevention services, Souther stated. The homeless population in Highlands County is yeta nother issue that is continuing to grow with seemingl y little public interest. The point-in-time survey helps organizations like theH ighlands County Coalition for the Homeless a nd the Department of Children and Families collect the data to provide i nsight to legislatures about how the problem affects the state and local communities. There are several agenc ies that we want to get involved, said Souther. e are hoping to have social service agencies, churches, medical agen-c ies, groups like that. The count is an import ant part of ensuring that homeless individuals andf amilies can be taken care of by organizations and outreach programs. e want to have the n umber of beds available for homeless. The survey helps with that, Souther said. Thought the HCCH is c urrently not able to provide actual beds for the homeless population in Highlands County, it serves as the go-to place for refer-r als on how to get what one may need. The Coalition provides r eferral services. We work with different agencies like Agriculture and Labor,c hurch services and the county who provides housi ng services, said Souther. HCCH is hoping to get volunteers to aid in thep otential possibility of helping someone in need in t his community. The Coalition will focus greatly on Veterans this year during the survey and following, providing services tot hose who do not have a home. We need as many as possible (volunteersAny agencies or individuals thatw ant to help. We like for them to go out in groups of t wo during the day to count and also at night. It makes it easier and more accur ate, Souther said. Information regarding the HCCH survey will be available at a meeting on Tuesday and once again onJ an. 24. The meetings will provide insight as well as volunteer training for interested individuals or organizations. T he meetings/training will be held at Visions A DT, 4141 U.S. 27 N. Suite 15 in Sebring at 9:30a .m. Call the HCCH at 452-1086. Continued from page 1A Survey to count homeless in Highlands County Fees for Caladium Festival waived Cox says bottom line is the real figure to watch N ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY S uperintendent of Schools Wally Cox sat down for an interview recently. He would not, however, say whether he will be running for re-election this year. s a vicious circle. We are trying to bring people into downtown for the benefit of the taxpayers but unless you reduce the cost of government, and levy the fees, the very group we are trying to benefit are still paying for the maintenance for the park.STEVEBASTARDI town council member
C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, January 13, 2012www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIAL 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.org S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. email@example.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. email@example.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. firstname.lastname@example.org B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION We hope Avon Park Mayor Sharon Schuler is sitting down when she reads this it is a compliment.I n this weeks city council vote to rescind a donation of s urplus equipment from a worthy cause, Schuler made a difficult choice based onp rinciple and good government. The earlier decision to m ake the donation had been controversial from the beginn ing some citizens and city councilors being concerned about what they saw as favored treatment. While the donation met the l etter of the law in that it was not prohibited neither was it specifically allowed. Additionally, city ordinance defining the process of discarding surplus property states surplus equipmentw orth less than $500 requires submitted proposals. T he donation came about because the former city council member who is spearheading the return of Little League Baseball in theS outhside knew of the surplus mower and asked the city to donate it for baseball diamond maintenance. Getting around the need f or a written proposal though benefiting a good cause was really possible because of who asked the favor. People, however, are sick and tired of insider connections and information, or even the perception of privilege and favor. The donation appeared to be an example of that. Personal gain was never a factor benefiting childrenw as the point but, that doesnt change the fact that known rules were ignored. S chuler is correct when she reminds us of past histor y. Some of Avon Parks current challenges were born out of well-intended, but arrogant, thinking the weknow-best-so-pay-no-atten-t ion-to-that-man-behind-thecurtain style of leadership. In fact, open government is still a fuzzy concept among governments, including Avon Parks. Schuler, however, shows s he has been listening and becoming thoughtful. N ow dont think that were getting all soft and cuddly. Avon Park has a long way to go. After years of conflict, d enial and recrimination, however, it is a breath of fresh air to see some lessons learned and the public good put first. Thank you, MayorS chuler. In the meantime, we hope the Little League finds the kind of support it needs. Providing a safe place, organized play and supervision within walking distance of home is one of the best things adults can do for their children. Anyone got a spare mower? Following rules S chuler Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY Freedom is a t wo-edged sword, in that it grants us the o pportunity to destroy our ownd estiny should we make wrong choices. But it doesnt have to be that way, should we choose to l earn from others mistakes. The voice of reason beckons those who are willing tol isten: Czech Republic president Vaclav Klaus sounded the warning bell regarding our economy last summer while in Berlin. ith the way your American government has been going, Klaus said, you might be able to catch up with us in terms of our problems very soon. Klaus was not kidding. Klaus was referring to Americas snowballing debt and unbridled spending as compared to the dilemma faced by our European neighbors across the pond. Klaus said much of Europes demise is due to over-regulation, an out-of-control welfare system, new and more sophisticated forms of protectionism, and continuously growing legal and regulatory burdens on business. Sound familiar? Klaus may as well have been describing policies under the current administration, and left unchecked, it would be arrogant for us to expect a better outcome. Klaus has clout and knows what hes talking about. He earned a doctorate in economics, but it is the degree he earned from the school of hard knocks that carries the most weight. Having survived both the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia and later, Soviet communism, Klaus has a comprehensive understanding of good and evil and liberty and suppression; his words should be taken seriously. During the speech, Klaus blamed Europes severe economic plight largely on its social democratic system drenched with entitlements that has all but choked the last breath out of the Eurozones economy. Czech central bank Governor Miroslav Singer concurred in a Jan. 8 Reuters interview expressing that bailouts have done little to solve problems in Europe, but much to feed them. Recent history does not bode well for those following the Keynesian economics theory that ramped-up government spending spurs economic growth. Speaking about the deficit spending during the Great Depression in 1939, FDRs Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. said, We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we ever spent before and it does not work. Morgenthau went on to say, After eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started...and an enormous debt to boot. Japan tried the same thing in the 1990s to no avail. Sure, its tempting to cherry-pick snippets of positive information like the recent drop to 8.5 percent unemployment to make the case that the European bailout prototype viz-a-viz Obama Stimulus bill helped the financial state of our union during a time of crisis. This line of reasoning suggests that a federal program paying someone to tear up a road and then to rebuild it in effect injects cash into the economy, thus creating more jobs. It didnt work during the Great Depression, it didnt work in Japan, it isnt working in Europe, and the wasting of billions of dollars on an ill-conceived Stimulus bill did not spur healthy growth. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is bent on the myth that the extension of unemployment benefits will miraculously create jobs and stimulate economic growth. Im tempted to send Ms. Pelosi a beach bucket with a note attached asking her to use the bucket to bail out water from the deep end of one of her California constituents swimming pools and then try to redistribute that water to the shallow end of the pool to see if it makes a difference. It wont. Despite popular belief, there is no Obama Stash buried in the White House Rose garden, therefore, shuffling around the same money cannot grow the economy. Left alone, our economy was designed to heal itself overtime, but, unfortunately, without apology or regret, Obamas European-style intervention has muddied the waters and the process leaving in its wake, the hope that he is limited to one term or America may indeed catch up with Europe as Klaus so warned. Susan Stamper Brown is an opinion page columnist, motivational speaker and military advocate who writes about politics, the military, the economy and culture. Reach Susan at email@example.com, her Web site www.susanstamberbrown.com and Facebook. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Marching behind Europe toward the cliffs edge Guest Column Susan Stamper Brown
C M Y K w hole family with the following activities: Live entertainment by A dam Martin Newly-opened McLanes Garden Cafe Highlands Art Leagues Yellow House Monthly Artist Reception free a dmission The Childrens Museum of the Highlands -f ree admission Dining at area cafes Volunteers are needed and pets are welcome. Call Linda Tucker at 382-2649. For more information about the monthly DestinationD owntown events, visit www.DestinationDowntown S ebring.com/.Womans Club plans Bunco partyS EBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring w ill host a Bunco party on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 4260 Lakeview Drive. Game startsa t 12:30 p.m.; cost is $3, w hich includes dessert. P hone 402-1415 or 5134 295.Peter Graves Orchestra plays atD ance ClubSEBRING The H ighlands Social Dance C lub hosts social dancing from 7-9:30 p.m. today att he Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Have fun and dance the night away to them usic of the Peter Graves Orchestra. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. The Snack Bar opens at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information, call 385-6671.Scotland Travelogue to begin Speaker SeriesLAKE PLACID Imagine the excitement ofr eceiving a trip to Scotland if your surname is Scottish and your church has historical ties to Scotland. Senior Pastor Ray C ameron, of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Placid, will give a travelogue of his trip in the first of a series of speakers in Lake Placid Memorial Librarys Brown Bag Speakers Series from noon to 1 p.m. today. Agraduate of Erskine Theological Seminary, Cameron has been at the local church for 13 years. On the second and fourth Fridays of January through March the library will host a variety of speakers in the librarys conference room. On Friday, Jan. 27 Highlands County Quilt Guild president Sue Tharp w ill discuss quilting. Judy Buchanan of Highlands Hammock State Park willh ighlight the attractions of the countys state park on Feb. 10, and Willie Johns of t he Seminole tribe in Brighton will tell about the h istory and culture of the S eminoles on Feb. 24. In homage to Womens H istory Month, Highlands C ounty Sheriff Susan Benton will talk about being Floridas first female sheriff on March 9. Since this year is the 85th anniversary of the r enaming of the town of L ake Placid, March 23 focus w ill be on Lake Placid histor y with Melville Dewey l ook-alike Al Pelski. Call Janet Mitchell, 4655234, or the Lake Placid Memorial Library, 699-3705.Library Cooperative offers classesT he Heartland Library C ooperative continues its m ission to offer free weekly computer classes to citizens o f Highlands County. Currently, Introduction to PCs, Intermediate PCs and Web Based E-mail are beingo ffered at Lake Placid Memorial Library onW ednesdays, Sebring Public L ibrary on Fridays and Avon Park Public Library on Tuesdays. Internet Basics and Word Processing will also be offered. Internet Basics will allow users the chance for hands-o n experience in surfing the W orld Wide Web (www controlled environment. The Word Processing class wille ncompass text formatting and teach users the cut, copy and paste functions. For schedules and information, call Lake Placid Memorial Library at 6993705, Sebring Public Library at 402-6716 or Avon Park Public Library at 452-3803. Boy Scouts hold annual blood driveThe fifth annual Boy S cout Blood Drive will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Sebring location is 6550 U.S. 27 N. (across from Highlands Inn The Lake Placid location will be at Lake Placid Hardware at 199 U.S. 27 N. (behind Seacoast National Bank). All participants will receive a fandango voucher that can be redeemed for a free movie ticket, a free tshirt (while supplies last and other surprises.Sebring Spanish Aglow to meetSEBRING The Sebring Spanish Aglow cordially invite the public to its regular meeting that occurs each second Saturday of every month at Spring Lake Community Center (209 Spring Lake Blvd. B Spring Lake). Take U.S. 27 to U.S. 98 (east then turn left onto Spring Lake Boulevard. The C ommunity Center is on the right side. The event is 9 a.m. S aturday. Breakfast will be s erved (donations welcomed); the meeting will be afterwards (with singing, sharing and surprises). C all Rosa Gutierrez B enton at 655-9163. T he guest speaker this month is Pastor Susana Mingrino.SunTrust Relay team hosts barbecueAVON PARK Avon P ark Relay for Life SunTrust Team is kicking off the newy ear with a barbecue fundraiser. T he date has been set for Saturday, from 6-11 p.m., at the Oasis, behind Reeds Motel on U.S. 27 South. The $25 donation includes entertainment, door prizes and a barbecue chicken or rib dinner and all the fixings. You can dine in or carry out. Proceeds benefit the Avon Park Relay for Life. For more information, contactS hirley Viets at 368-1721 or Elizabeth Lee at 443-2385.Humane Society plans sale-a-thonSEBRING The Humane Society announces its second annual Sale-athon from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.S aturday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center. T he public is asked for donations of furniture, jewelry, tools, collectibles/ antiques, pet products andg eneral household items. C lean wearable clothing only will be excepted. For more information call P at Hoffer at 835-1491 or the Humane Society Shelter at 655-1522.Spring Lake UMC has garage saleSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane inS ebring (one quarter mile east of hardware store on U.S. 98), will have its annual garage sale from 8 a.m. to2 p.m. Saturday. There will be pre-loved t reasures and a bake sale. They will be serving breakf ast (french toast and sausage and breakfast casserole) and lunch (vegetableb eef soup, Italian sausages and sloppy joes).Good Dog course offered at YMCASEBRING Highlands C ounty YMCA(100 YMCA Lane) will offer a New Y ears dog obedience and behavioral modification course, Good Dog. Thec ourse is being offered to all citizens and visitors of H ighlands County. You do not have to be a member of the YMCAto partake. T his is a six-week course, which will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday. The class meets e ach Saturday for approximately one hour. The classes a re held under cover at the basketball courts to keep owner and dog cool along with protecting us from possible summer showers. Good Dog is geared towards dogs of all ages and levels. The course will focus on good manners, obedience and behavioral modifications. Upon completion of this course, you will havel earned how to communicate better with your dog and have fun doing it. Many t echniques are utilized including positive reinforcement to help motivate both you and your dog. Some of the exercises you w ill be instructed in include: sit, down, stand, stay, come, heel/walking on a loose lead and more. Topics to be addressed are geared towardse ach individual student; i.e., calm greetings, jumping, barking, biting and other problem solving techniques. The instructor will be M onica with 30-plus years of experience in dog training and behavior modifications. She has titled dogs in AKC, Search and Rescue, Cadaver Dogs, Narcotics, Trackinga nd Evidence Indication, Personal Protection, Therapy D ogs and Registered Service Dogs. Puppies and dogs must be c urrent on their vaccinations. Cost is $50. Space is limited. C all 655-9080.Sebring Hills plans pancake breakfastS EBRING There will be a pancake breakfast from 8 -10 a.m. Saturday at the Sebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All the pan-c akes, sausage, orange juice, coffee or tea you want for o nly $3 members and $3.50 non-members. Theres a special treat this month with the Fletcher M usic Center providing organ music from 8:15-10 a.m.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853w ill host music by Big Freddie from 5-8 p.m. today. Karaoke by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For details, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have music with Bob Weed from 6-10 p.m. today. The district meeting isa t 1 p.m. Saturday. Music with Written in Red from 61 0 p.m. Saturday. Call the Lodge at 465-0131 for details. T he Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will host a S weetheart Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Feb. 11. Social hour is 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6:30 p.m. Get tickets early for $15 each. Any questions,c all 465-2661. The Veterans of Foreign W ars Post 3880 will have music with Mike Claxton today. Call 699-5444. SEBRING S ebring Elks 1529 will have Doing It Right playing music today. Call 471-3557. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 13, 2012Page 5A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; hospice (cornerstone 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 3 3 7 7 MARTIAL ARTS (pp TRHP, Main; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 5 5 3 3 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 1/13/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 5 5 1 1 Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS BRADLEYSTAYER Bradley A. Stayer, 60, of Lake Placid, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2012 at the Florida Hospital Lake Placid. He was born on July 14, 1951 in Coatsville, Pa., to parents Vernon and Markeata (Metzger. Bradley moved to the Lake Placid area in 1960 from Pennsylvania and was a carpenter in the construction industry. He was a retired member of the Lake Placid Jaycees, an active member with the Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 and Memorial United Methodist Church in Lake Placid. Bradley loved spending time with family and friends and enjoyed softball in his younger years and more recently, pool with his friends. Mr. Stayer is preceded in death by his son, Brice, and both parents, and is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Debbie; daughter, Brittney Davila (Luis granddaughter, Zoe Davila; a sister, Linda Stayer; brothers, Bruce, Brian, Brent and Brooks Stayer. Aservice to celebrate Bradleys life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., Lake Placid, with Pastor Claude Burnett celebrating. Words of comfort to the family and a video tribute can be seen by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.co m. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home 504 W. Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, 465-4134 OBITUARIES
C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunFriday, January 13, 2012www.newssun.com HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 1/11-22; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 7 7 5 5 0 0 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/13/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 5 5 6 6 A ssociated PressTALLLAHASSEE State economists expect modest growth in tax collections int he coming year. Preliminary estimates unveiled on T hursday show economists expect state taxes to grow in the next 18 months, but not enough to make a large dent in the states n early $2 billion budget shortfall. I wouldnt expect it to help the Legislature in having a lot of new money said Amy Baker, coordinator of the Office of Economic and Demographic Research. E conomists will meet all day to come up with a final figure. State lawmakers will use the estimates to draw up a new budget. Senate President Mike Haridopolos, however, has suggested that legislators may wantt o wait until later in the year before starting work on the budget. T he states fiscal year starts on July 1 and usually legislators wait until early May before passing the annual budget. Lawmakers started their annual session early this year ino rder to deal with the once-a-decade job of drawing new maps for Congressional and l egislative districts. Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, said many senators agree with Haridopolos aboutp ostponing any work on the budget until later in the year. Whats the rush? Latvala asked. That attitude has not been shared by leading House Republicans who say theres no r eason that legislators cant finish all their work within their normal 60-day calendar. Latvala said that if the economy continues to recover, theres a chance that lawmakers could have more money and avoid the needf or the same level of budget cuts that were approved last year. Im not going to support the same level of cuts that I supported last year, said Latvala. The preliminary figures show a range of p ossible scenarios from the state receiving about $70 million less in taxes over the next 1 8 months to growing nearly $200 million. A ssociated PressTALLAHASSEE S enate and congressional redistricting maps won committee approval on Wednesday, buoyed by the unanimous support ofR epublican lawmakers. Democrats were sharply split, but the GOPhas solid majorities in both Florida legislative chambers. T he votes in the Senate Reapportionment Committee were a prelude to floora ction in that chamber next week on its plans for the 40 Senate and 27 congression-a l districts. The 120-member House is moving a bit s lower with final committee action expected late next week on maps for itself andC ongress. Senate Democratic L eader Nan Rich of Weston withdrew her proposals for changes in both maps after getting opposition from some of her own members.R ich said shed offer revised versions when floor d ebate begins Tuesday. She said she didnt expect those changes to be drastic. R egardless, they are unlikely to be adopted if the c ommittee votes are any indication although her proposals might come into play i n potential court challenges. It appears to me that there are some parts of these maps that can bei mproved to ensure that we are complying with the standards in our constitution, Rich told the panel. Rich contends the comm ittee-sponsored plans would violate a pair of a mendments that voters adopted in 2010. They prohibit gerrymanderingi ntended to benefit incumbents or political parties while also protecting the ability of racial and language minorities to electc andidates of their choice. Amendments 5 and 6, as well, require lines to follow city, county and geographic boundaries when possible. T he new district lines also must comply with the federal Voting Rights Acta nd undergo Justice Department or court review because of past racial dis-c rimination in five of Floridas 67 counties. R ich drew her plans without consulting other senators, which she saidw ould have violated amendments, but she did g et help from the Florida Democratic Party. When questioned whether that might violate the amendments, Rich said SenateD emocrats lack staff support and asked who drew t he Republican map? Her maps would have reduced some of the largep ercentages of voting age blacks in several districts what critics call packing that now are represented by African American D emocrats while leaving enough for most to keep their black-majority or minority-access status. They also would havem oved some of those Democratic-voting blacks to what now are Republican districts, making them more competitive, while creatinga new black-majority Senate district in Palm B each County. C ourtesy photo DEX, publisher of CenturyLink Phone Book, and Keep Highlands County Beautiful team u p with area home owners associations to recycle phone books in 2011. Christy Reed (from left), recycling program manager, joined Martile Blackman and Thelma Pyle, KHCB directors, and Mark Delaney, chairman of Keep Highlands County Beautiful, to present checks to the winners Vaughn Whitesides,Buttonwood Bay first place, $300; Richard Loomis, Covered Bridge second place, $200; and Gene Reese, Leisure Lakes $100. All together, these home owners associations recycled 6,299 phone books. Phone book challenge Senate panel approves redistricting maps State economists continue to predict modest growth Boost wont make a dent in budget deficit MIAMI (AP has dropped from fifth to 11th in a nationwide rank-i ng that compares education achievement, standards and spending across the states. Education Weeks annua l Quality Counts report gave the state a C-plus overall, down from a Bminus the year before. The drop was largely driven by weaker studentp erformance and less student funding. A chievement gains on fourth and eighth grade math and reading weres maller than in previous years and overall performa nce also lagged. Lawmakers cut education spending by nearly 8 percent in 2011. S tate drops in schools ranking Florida to shut 7 prisonsT ALLAHASSEE The Florida Department of Corrections is closings even prisons and four work camps. Corrections o fficials said no inmates will be released early as a result of the agencys cons olidation plan. Those prisons closing include Broward Correctional Institution, Demilly CorrectionalI nstitution, Gainesville Correctional Institution Hillsborough Correctional Institution, Indian River Correctional Institution,J efferson Correctional Institution and New River C orrectional Institution.
C M Y K A ssociated PressPITTSBURGH (AP Penn State University President Rodney Erickson had comforting words but few answers to tough questions at a town hall meeting with alumni in Pittsburgh in the wake of the schools child sex abuse scandal. Erickson is attempting to repair the schools image more than two months after former football assistant coach Jerry Sanduskys arrest on abuse charges brought controversy, criticism and contemplation to Penn State. Erickson was greeted by polite applause at the 90minute meeting, the first of three sessions with alumni this week. The second one is being held Thursday evening near Philadelphia. He said critics have accused the university of having problems with openness and communication but that the school will do better in the future. But Jean Spadacene was shocked to learn that Erickson hasnt even spoken to Joe Paterno since the longtime coach was fired in early November. I would think one of the first things on his to-do list would be to send a note to Joe. And he didnt do that, she said. Dave Hrinak, a 1980 graduate who lives near Pittsburgh, said before the meeting that he has one main message for Erickson. Never again let anybody get as much power as Joe Paterno had, Hrinak said, adding that he feels that way even though he respects Paterno and is a season ticket holder at football games. The most sustained and passionate applause of the evening came from a questioner who suggested that the entire board of trustees step down, but Erickson failed to build on the emotion. I think the board will have to make those decisions, said Erickson. Asked for how many defendants Penn State is paying legal fees, Erickson replied that was a difficult question to answer. He said the school will start posting details of what the crisis has cost in legal and other fees next week. After one questioner called the treatment of Paterno unconscionable on Wednesday, Erickson responded by saying that We will certainly want to honor Joe as the future unfolds. Pressed for details later in the evening on what that meant, he replied that there were no plans in place yet, but there will be. Erickson also said that the board of trustees will certainly have to speak to how that decision to fire Paterno was made, but he didnt criticize the board. No, I supported their decision, Erickson said after the event. Paterno, a legendary figure in sports, was replaced last week by New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill OBrien. He has described the scandal as one of the great sorrows of his life and has said that in hindsight he wishes he had done more after allegations against Sandusky were raised. The alumni meeting came as investigators re-interview current and former employees of Penn States athletic department as part of the case against the 67-year-old Sandusky, whos charged with sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. Sandusky remains out on $250,000 bail. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 13, 2012Page 7A FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 1/6,13,20,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 6 6 JD FINANCIAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 1/6,13,20,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 7 7 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Process color; 88344 publix liqour; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 5 5 9 9 B y KASIE HUNT Associated PressG REER, S.C. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on T hursday insisted he is pro-life and said hes raising the issue on the campaign trail to counter his rivalsattacks. I understand that there are some attack ads coming my way that question his commitment to life, Romney t old reporters gathered at a motorcycle dealership in Greer, S.C. Obviously its i mportant for me to remind people that Im pro-life. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrichs campaign is running ads in South Carolina attacking Romney forc hanging his position on abortion. Its part of an onslaught of negative ads Romney is facing in the first-in-theSouth primary, some from his rivals and some from their wealthy SuperPAC allies. Romney arrived in South Carolina W ednesday and held a rally in Columbia, where he added extra emphas is to his typical campaign speech focused on protecting life. Im convinced that the principles of opportunity, and freedom and the protection of life were not temporary but are permanent, Romney saidW ednesday. And on Thursday, campaigning in the conservative Upstate, he r epeated life, life twice as he recited the Declaration of Independence. Gingrich has been hammering away a t Romneys claim to conservative credentials, calling Romney a Massachusetts moderate. Gingrich s aid Thursday he intends to emphasize Romneys views on social issues such as a bortion, gun control and gay marriage in the days leading up to South Carolinas Jan. 21 primary. Romney also is defending his record as a venture capitalist, repeating hisc ontention that the company he ran was set up to save businesses where possible, although hes admitted that in private business, these efforts arent always fruitful. Romney came to South Carolina Wednesday as the unmistakable front-r unner in the GOPpresidential sweepstakes. But many of the states voters a re conservative Christians and tea party supporters, and Romney struggled here four years ago. He came in fourth. Romney said Thursday the environment has changed enough that he could win here. Four years ago, we were really focused on Iraq and what was happening t here and the surge. And that was an area that really was in John McCains wheelhouse, Romney said. Now thee conomy is the issue people are most concerned about. Thats in my wheelhouse. This is a time when people care about the economy and the scale of gove rnment. Its the message of the tea party, its the message of the Republican Party, he said. Romney was leaving South Carolina Thursday to hold a midday rally in WestP alm Beach where absentee voters are already mailing in ballots. The primary is Jan. 31. But first he stopped to admire the motorcycles on display at Cherokee Trikes and More after he wrapped up the rally in the back warehouse. He stoodw ith an array of motorcycles behind him as he took reportersquestions but r efused to sit on a motorcycle and pose for pictures. Instead, he joked: And, what, put a helmet on, Dukakis style? M CT Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses supporters at The Hall at Senate's End in Columbia, S.C., W ednesday. Romney tells S. Carolina voters hes pro-life candidate For alumni, few answers from Penn State president Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio A state panel on Thursdayu pheld its decision that a Cincinnati landlord discriminated against a black girl by posting a White Only sign at a swimmingp ool. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission voted 4-0 against reconsidering its finding from last fall. Therew as no discussion. The group found on Sept. 29 that Jamie Hein, who is white, violated the Ohio Civil Rights Act by posting the sign at a pool at thed uplex where the teenage girl was visiting her pare nts. The parents filed a discrimination charge with the commission and moved out of the duplex in the racially diverse city to avoid sub-j ecting their family to further humiliating treatment the commission said in a release announcing its finding. A n investigation revealed that Hein in May posted on the gated entrance to the pool an iron sign that stated Public Swimming Pool,W hite Only, the commission statement said. Several witnesses confirmed that the sign was posted, and the landlord indicated that she posted itb ecause the girl used chemicals in her hair that would m ake the pool cloudy according to the commission. Panel sticks to White O nly pool sign ruling
C M Y K By CHRISTINAREXRODE A PBusiness WriterNEWYORK Barbie has been an astronaut, ana rchitect, a Nascar driver, and a news anchor. Now, theres an online movement to get her to attempt what could be herb iggest feat yet: going bald to fight cancer. AFacebook page titled Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Lets see if we can get it made was started a few daysb efore Christmas. By Wednesday afternoon, the p age had more than 15,000 fans. The goal is to get toy maker Mattel Inc. to create ab ald Barbie in support of children with cancer. F riends Rebecca Sypin and Jane Bingham, who live on opposite coasts but have both been affected by the disease, hatched the idea for thes ocial media movement because Barbie is an influent ial childrens toy. Bingham has lost her hair due to chemotherapy treat-m ents to treat lymphoma. Sypins 12-year-old daught er, Kin Inich, also lost her hair this year in her own battle to treat leukemia. M attel didnt return calls on Wednesday seeking comment, but the women said t hey have contacted the company through some general f orm letters. In return, they said, theyve received form letters that say Mattel doest accept ideas from outside sources. T he women say a bald Barbie would provide a huge platform to raise awareness for children with cancer. Barbie, all 11.5 inches of her, is one of the best-known toys of all time. She can sellf or $10 at Wal-Mart or $7,000 on eBay. Shes taken o n all sorts of incarnations throughout her nearly 53 years of existence, crushing stereotypes and showing little girls that they can bew hatever they want to be. Theres been an elegant Grace Kelly Barbie; a Barbie in thigh-high pink boots; a tattooed Barbie; a pregnantB arbie friend, and another Barbie friend in a wheelchair. B ut Barbie has also been dissed for not being as socially responsible as she couldb e. Shes best known for her curves, which long have s parked complaints by womens groups that say she imposes an unachievablep hysical standard on young girls. She was also lambasted when a talking version u ttered an exclamation about math class being hard. T he friends who started the Beautiful and Bald Barbie movement arent natural activists. Sypin, 32, is a special-education teachers aidei n Lancaster, Calif. Bingham, 41, is a photographer in Sewell, N.J. ere not demanding that the company do anything, Sypin said Wednesday. ere just hoping somebodys ees this and can help us make it happen. O verall, Sypin said shes been pleased with the response to the Facebook page. One fan of the Facebook page wrote ofM attel: If they are making dolls that are inspiring young girls with careers then why not make a doll that would inspire young girls who ared ealing with Cancer. Some commenters suggested the friends take the movement further and extend it to boys. So, over the week-e nd, they started an accompanying Facebook page, Bald G.I. Joe Movement. Hasbro Inc., the maker of G.I. Joe, didnt immediatelyr eturn a call for comment. The movement has its critics, too. Some people have told the women to just take a normalB arbie and shave her hair off to make the same point. Bingham posted photos where she did just that resulting in patchy, unattractive clumps on Barbies head.S he also posted digitally doctored pictures of a bald B arbie to show how beautiful the doll could be. And to people who say that i t makes more sense to just donate to cancer research r ather than to buy a bald Barbie? lot of these people wouldnt have even thought about doing that without thism ovement, Bingham said. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, January 13, 2012www.newssun.com idol; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; idol; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 3 3 9 9 6 6 WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 5 5 3 3 Bald Barbie? Group wants doll to help children with cancer Associated PressORLANDO Casey Anthony told a psychiatristt hat she became pregnant with her daughter, Caylee, after passing out at a party when she was 18 years old, according to depositions in which the doctor said testsg ave no indication that Anthony was mentally ill a s she faced her murder trial. The 25-year-old A nthony was acquitted last July of killing her 2-yearo ld daughter, Caylee, in a trial that captured the nations attention. Anthony didnt know who fathered Caylee, the psychiatrist,J eff Danziger, recounted in a deposition that was u nsealed by a Florida judge and released Wednesday. Danzigeri nterviewed Anthony five times over two years but n ever testified at her murder trial. wo beers, possibly g iven another drug. Woke up passed out, said Danziger, reading from n otes he took during an interview with Anthony in N ovember 2010. Dont remember anything at a party, age 18. This is how she said she got pregnant. Anthony is serving a y ear of probation at an undisclosed location in Florida on a check fraud charge. Anthony showed no evidence of mental illness and had normal results on ap sychological test, Danziger said in the depos ition. He described that as surprising, given her circumstances in the Orange County Jail as a suspect in her daughters slaying. Hert emperament was calm, cooperative and pleasant, he said. ou would expect that would provoke somem easure of distress, whether someone genuinely did it, whether someone was falsely accused, Danziger said. If my child was missing and I was in jail being accused of it, I probably wouldnt eat and wouldnt be cheerful and wouldnt be able to read. Danziger said he was reluctant to recount all the information Anthony told him during his interviews with her, especially allegations that she had been sexually abused and her contention that her father played a role in covering up Caylees death. Anthony told the psychiatrist that her father had found Caylees drowned body in the familys swimming pool, helped disposed of it and then covered it up. During the trial, George Anthony denied playing any role in Caylees disappearance or death. Defense attorneys said during the trial that Anthonys father molested her when she was young, and Anthony told Danziger the same thing. George Anthony vehemently denied the allegation on the witness stand and defense attorneys provided no evidence to support it. As he has repeatedly said prior to the trial, during the trial and after the trial he never molested any member of his family including Casey Anthony George Anthonys attorney, Mark Lippman, said. A nthony says she became pregnant after party A ssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Floridas elections chief is resigning from his job after the states Jan. 31 presidential primary. Secretary of State Kurt Browning told Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday that he wants to go back to his home in Pasco County. Browning was the elections supervisor for that county for 26 years. s stressful every Sunday afternoon when you have to load up the car and head north, Browning said. Browning, 53, says he has no immediate plans, although he says hes considering running for Pasco County school superintendent. His wife works as a school nurse for the district. His last day on the job will be Feb. 17. s not the reason Im going home, he added. Its to be with my wife, my family and my community Browning was first tapped by former Gov. Charlie Crist as secretary of state. It marked the first time that the job was filled by someone with lengthy experience in running elections. Florida voters in 1998 changed the job of secretary of state from an elected position to an appointed one. Browning worked for Crist from January 2007 until April 2010 when he retired as required under a state alternative retirement program that allows employees to draw retirement benefits as well as a full salary. But the Scott administration asked him to return in January 2011. He has been earning just under $140,000 a year. I commend his dedication to overseeing orderly, fair and error-free elections and ensuring Floridas elections system is secure and defended from fraud, Scott said in a statement about Brownings departure. It was during Brownings first go-round as secretary of state that Florida ditched touchscreen voting machines for most voters and shifted to optical scan machines that rely on paper ballots. Many urban counties had installed touchscreen machines in the wake of the chaotic 2000 presidential election that resulted in legal battles and recounts. In his second stint, Browning has been responsible for defending a controversial election law passed last year by state legislators. After lawmakers passed the bill which put new limits on voter registration drives and reduced early voting days Browning ordered that the law be put in place in most Florida counties. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 13, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000214 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ANNYVIES B. LUIS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 03, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000214 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 ANNYVIES B. LUIS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANNYVIES B. LUIS N/K/A GEORGE PEREZ; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; 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 30th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3, BLOCK 31, OF LAKE HAVEN ESTATES SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 61, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5415 LAKE HAVEN BOULEVARD, SEBRING, FL 33875 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 January 4, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10008434 COUNTRY-SPECFNMA--Team 2 **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. January 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000264 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. CHRIS C. COOK, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 03, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000264 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and CHRIS C. COOK; 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 30th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 17 AND 18, BLOCK 7, AVON PARK LAKES, RED HILL FARMS ADDITION, UNIT D, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 49 AND 53, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2714 W GAFFNEY ROAD, 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 January 4, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10003656 COUNTRYCAL-SPECFHLMC--Team 2 **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. January 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000837 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-20 Plaintiff, vs. PAMELA V. RAMSAY, A/K/A PAMELA V. PEART; et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS TO: PAMELA V. RAMSAY, A/K/A PAMELA V. PEART AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAMELA V. RAMSAY, A/K/A PAMELA V. PEART including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lien holders, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents, or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: Lot 86, Lincoln Heights Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 42, of the public records of Highlands County, Florida. More commonly known as 4530 High Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA, whose address is 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550, Cypress Creek, FL 33309, on or before 30 days after date of first publication, which is February 8, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit 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 27th day of December, 2011. Robert W. Germaine, Cler k Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 6, 13, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000293 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN C. CARTER, et al,D efendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 03, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000293 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA i s the Plaintiff and JOHN C. CARTER; NATALIE K. CARTER; JAMES M. GUNNIGLE; VALERIE C. GUNNIGLE; 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 30th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: T HAT PART OF LOT 13 OF LAKE JACKSON COVE ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 13 OF LAKE JACKSON COVE, THENCE SOUTH 30 DEGREES 07 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SANDRA BOULEVARD A DISTANCE OF 129.77 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 59 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 57.85 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 29 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST ACROSS L OT 13 A DISTANCE OF 100.34 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF FAIRMOUNT DRIVE, THENCE SOUTH 86 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF FAIRMOUNT DRIVE A DISTANCE OF 65.46 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 1850 SANDRA BOULEVARD, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on January 4, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09113734 WELLSLPS-SPECFHLMC--Team 1 **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. January 13, 20, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT F OR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-516 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF R OBERT W. KING Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Robert W. King, deceased, whose date of death was June 4, 2011, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-7573, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3701. The names of the Petitioner and the Petitioner's attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3 TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3 THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 11, 2012. Petitioner: Shirley A. King 6001 Bay Lane Sebring, FL 33876 Attorney for Petitioner: Elaine McGinnis Florida Bar No. 725250 UAW Legal Services Plan 2454 McMullen Booth Road Bldg. B-Suite 425 Clearwater, FL 33759 (727877 January 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-536 IN RE: ESTATE OF KEITH IVAN DUNKLEBERGER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KEITH IVAN DUNKLEBERGER, deceased, whose date of death was November 15, 2011, and whose social security number is 265-62-4912 is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. 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 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 6, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Jana Thorpe P.O. Box 6 Wauchula FL 33873 Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 January 6, 13, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-490 IN RE: ESTATE OF ALBERT EDWARD McKEE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the file number are indicated above. The address of the court is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are indicated below. if you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim against the decedent's estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is June 5, 2010. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 6, 2012. Personal Representative: KEVIN MCKEE 38 Elwood Avenue Hicksville, NY 11801 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 308714 Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, Floirda 33870 (863 January 6, 13, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11000693GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE C ERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4 Plaintiff vs HENDRY, REBA, ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WILLIAM E. HENDRY A/K/A WILLIAM EUGENE HENDRY 2300 N. MCCULLOUGH ROAD AVON PARK, FL 33825 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, t hrough, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Highlands County, Florida: PARCEL ONE THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 131.29 FEET THEREOF. PARCEL TWO WEST 196.85 FEET OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, in the NEWS SUN or on or before February 07, 2012; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 27th day of December, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk January 6, 13, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION C ASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000610 REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC. Plainitff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASS IGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF HELEN KELLEY, DECEASED; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HELEN KELLEY, DECEASED; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF H OUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT(S PROPERTY Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HELEN KELLEY, DECEASED Last Known Address 4225 LAMANCHA CIRCLE SEBRING, FL 33872 UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF HELEN KELLEY, DECEASED Last Known Address 4225 LAMANCHA CIRCLE SEBRING, FL 33872 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 43, IN BLOCK 27, ON SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000610 Our File Number: 11-03438 a/k/a 4225 LAMANCHA CIRCLE, SEBRING, FL 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road,Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before February 7, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30 this Notice in THE NEWS SUN 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. T his notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (8632 ing days of your receipt of this Notice of Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 28th day of December, 2011. BOB GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk January 6, 13, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 11-739 GCS HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-1, Plaintiff, vs. ANGEL L. CHABRIER, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANGEL L. CHABRIER, AURORA DEJESUS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AURORA DEJESUS, RHS INDUSTRIES, INC. RETIREMENT FUND, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, AND UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. Notice of Action TO: Angel L. Chabrier Residence Unknown Unknown Spouse of Angel L. Chabrier R esidence Unknown Aurora Dejesus Residence Unknown U nknown Spouse of Aurora Dejesus Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s ties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 2, BLOCK 4, SUN N LAKES ESTATES HOLIDAY COUNTRY CLUB SECTION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 92, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: 204 GOLFPOINT DRIVE, HIGHLANDS, FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Steven J. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, January 13, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-374 GCS WAUCHULA STATE BANK Plaintiff, HARVEY C. MART, and MAZAL DEVELOPERS, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a SUMMARY F INAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS dated January 4, 2012, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 A.M., on February 1, 2012, the following described property s set forth in said SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS, to wit: See Exhibit ``A'' attached herto and made a part hereof by this reference Parcel Id: C-03-36-29-120-AAA0-0000 Commonly known as: 2910 Grand Concourse, S ebring, FL 33875 EXHIBIT ``A'' The South Half of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 6, Township 36 South, R ange 29 East, Highlands County, Florida. Also known as Tract 424 of Sebring Lakes Acres Unit 3 Unrecorded. AND The North Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 6, Township 36 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida. Also known as Tract 425 of Sebring Lakes Acres Unit 3 Unrecorded. AND The South Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 6, Township 36 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida. Also known as Tract 426 of Sebring Lakes Acres Unit 3 Unrecorded. AND The North Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 6, Township 36 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida. Also known as Tract 440 of Sebring Lakes Acres Unit 3 Unrecorded. AND The South half of the Southeast quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 6, Township 36 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida. Also known as Tract 441 of Sebring Lakes Acres Unit 3 Unrecorded. AND The North Half of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section 6, Township 36 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida. Also known as Tract AAA of Sebring Lakes Acres Unit 3 Unrecorded. AND That portion of the East Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter lying North of the Centerline of Grand Concourse West and North and West of a drainage canal, Section 6, Township 36 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida. Also known as Tract RR of Sebring Lakes Acres Unit 3 Unrecorded. Together with: Doublewide Mobile Home, Year 2000, make Mert, Title Number: 81810491, ID #FLHMBFP101745727A and Title Number: 81810577, ID #FLHMBFP101745727B. Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 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, tot he provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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 January 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000711 Division Civil WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA M. TORRES AND BRUCE L. TORRES AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on January 3, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: THE EAST 16.51 FEET OF LOT 7 AND ALL OF LOT 8, BLOCK 25, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE(S CORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a nd commonly known as: 4242 MASERATI ST., SEBRING, FL 33872; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 4th day of January, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 13, 20, 2012 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME STATUTE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the ``Fictitious Name Statute'', Chapter 865.09, Florida Statutes will register with the Division of Corporations, Department of State State of Florida, upon receipt of proof of the publication of this notice, the fictitious name to-wit: F F L L O O R R I I D D A A H H O O S S P P I I T T A A L L H H E E A A R R T T L L A A N N D D M M E E D D I I C C A A L L C C E E N N T T E E R R I I N N T T E E R R N N A A L L M M E E D D I I C C I I N N E E S S P P E E C C I I A A L L I I S S T T S S Under which the below named party/parties will engage in business at 6801 US Hwy 27 North, Suite B-2 Sebring, Florida 33870 That the party/parties interested in said business enterprise is/are as follows: F F l l o o r r i i d d a a H H o o s s p p i i t t a a l l H H e e a a r r t t l l a a n n d d M M e e d d i i c c a a l l C C e e n n t t e e r r d d / / b b / / a a o o f f A A d d v v e e n n t t i i s s t t H H e e a a l l t t h h S S y y s s t t e e m m / / S S u u n n b b e e l l t t , I I n n c c . Dated at Orlando, Orange County, Florida, December 20, 2011. December 23, 2011 Insight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66, Sebring FL 33875 SURPLUS AUCTION Vehicle, Equip, Misc Including: City of Avon Park, Highlands County Sheriffs Office Saturday, January 14th at 9:00am January 6, 8, 13, 2012 1050L egalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 13, 2012Page 11A 2008 -SUZUKI BURGHMAN 400 with matching trunk, 3,450 miles. Very nice bike. Call 83-453-7027 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 T ransportationPUMA TRAVELTRAILER 2010 32', two slide outs, air, awning, King ISLAND bed, $17,700 Must sell! Non smoker. Will deliver. Lake Wales, Fla. 863-660-8539 8400RecreationalVehiclesINFLATABLE BOAT9 ft. / Oars / Foot pump / Electric pump /Trolling motor / Battery / Trailer / Cover. $450 863-382-6741 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that a ll dogs and cats sold in Florida m ust be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520P ets & SuppliesFEMALE KITTENfree to good home, approximately 12 weeks old, lives inside, litter box trained, great personality, black & gray tortoise, 863-385-8423. 7520Pets & SuppliesPOWER WASHERDeWalt Commercial DP 3750, 2 different power settings, 4 w heel trailer and manual included. Perfect condition, used very little, $1,000. Call 863-453-0921. 7380Machinery & Tools S PRING LAKEMULTI FAMILY SALE! 809 Ryan Rd. Sat, Jan 14, 8am 5pm. Sm. appliances, Collectibles, Christmas deco., Household items, Clothing (mens & womens SEBRING1086 LAKEVIEWDr. Thur-Fri -Sat, Jan 12-13-14, 8am-4pm, Furn., Christmas decor, Collectibles,Clothes, Household items, electronics, Tools, & More! EVERYTHING MUST GO!! S EBRINGNEIGHBORHOODSALE! Lancer Dr 5104 / 5103 / 5121 / 5112, Fri & Sat, Jan 13 & 14, 8am 2pm. Furn., clothes,Household items, Too Much To List! SEBRING **ESTATE SALE ** Thur Fri Sat, Jan 12 13 14, 8am 4pm, 2290 Lakeview Dr. Wicker twin beds & stand, refrig., buffet set, wood carvings, vintage portable bar, crystal, needle work & crewel, tiny oak chair, large Thomasville cabinet, jewelry chest, Royal Dalton stoneware, kitchen sets, dishes, desks, recliners, Gothic ceiling light, gourmet kitchen t ools, bookcases, BBQs, yard tools. Lots More! *Rain or Shine Donna Collins Estate Sales www.estatesales.net SEBRING THUR.FRI. 7-12. 2320 Jackson Hts. Dr. Baby items, home decor and misc. items. SEBRING SAT.8 2pm. 723 Summit Dr. off Lakeview, behind Faith Luthern Church. TV cart, toys, toddler bed, 2 car seats, clothes & lots more. Don't miss this one! SEBRING -1327 Sudan Mission Rd.(off Sparta Rd.) Fri & Sat, Jan 13 & 14, 7am -1pm. DVD Colection being sold, man's clothing (50-54 household items. Too Much To List! SEBRING -1105 Highlands Dr., Thur-Fri-Sat, Jan 12-13-14, 8am ? Clothing, Household Items & lots of misc.! LAKE PLACIDRummage Sale! Garage Sale! Soup Sale! Corner of CR 29 & Sun 'n Lakes Blvd. Community Church of God Sat., Jan 14th, 8am-Noon. AVON PARKLake Bonnet Village off SR 17 between Avon Park & Sebring, Annual Baked Goods & Garage Sale. Coffee & Donuts & Funnel Cakes. Jan 14th, 8am 11am. 7320G arage &Yard Sales WINTER COATLADIES, off white, small petite, worn once. New $90. Now $30. Must sell! 863-446-0972 WASHER &DRYER Kenmore set. Heavy Duty. Large capacity. Runs great. $100 Call 863-458-2047 TOWING HITCH complete for Ford Focus. Nearly New. $75. 863-382-6741 SPORT COATsize 40 short. $10 863-699-0352 SHARP ENTERTAINMENTCENTER $40 Call 863-453-3104 SHAKESPEARE UGLYSTICK Rod & Reels, New 4 for $100 Call 863-273-1846 PRODIGYBRAKEController. This i in good condition. $45. 863-453-7027 PILLOW TOPTWIN SIZE BED w/mattress cover, like new. Very firm. $50 863-458-2047 OAK -Drop leaf table (40"oval w/ padded seat, excel. cond. $95. 863-465-5866 / 231-590-6535 EXERCISE BICYCLE$10. 863-382-2717 / 574-527-3889 END TABLES(2 iron. Very Nice! $40. obo 863-471-2502 COUCH LIGHTBLUE 72" used 5 months. Must sell. New $500. Now $100 Call 863-446-0972 CHEST -Diamond plate, aluminum, 4 8" long, good for pickup or trailer. Very Nice! $90. 863-453-7027 CARPET SHAMPOOER.Bissell Power Steamer. Only used twice. Like new. $75 Call 863-453-3104 BROILER OVENBlack & Decker, White. $15 cash 863-471-2502 BOOKS WESTERNS.Box of 80 for $40 Call 863-385-1563 BERKLEY FUSIONROD & Reel (3 Call 863-273-1846 BEDSPREAD -Full / Queen size / Floral. $15. 863-699-0352 7310Bargain Buys KITCHENAIDE REFRIG.Like New! 22 cu ft., Blk. w/ Ice maker & water, Top freezer. $300. Loveseat & Chair, multi color, Hand carved frt. trim. $150 863-414-2403 or 239-887-394 GENERATOR 5000watt. Used once. $ 450 Call 863-464-0531 7300Miscellaneous USED -Sofas, bdrm. sets, misc. chairs, dining sets, hutches, bar stools, end tables & art work. Fri 10am-4pm & Sat 10am-3pm. Pieces of the Past. Downtown 313 Circle Park Dr.. Other appt. time call 863-386-9100 MATTRESS QUEENsize w/box spring & bed rail. $80 Call 863-257-4995 7180FurnitureCOMPLETE HAMRADIO STATION Please call for more information. 863-402-1696 or 863-873-1051 7100T V, Radio, & StereoSMALL UPRIGHTDEEP FREEZE WORKS GREAT! $50. 863-382-2717 / 574-527-3889 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseSTORE FRONTFOR RENT! 1600 sq. ft. Excellent Location. Downtown Avon Park. Asking $800 per mo. Call John @ 863-453-5600. 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING -STORAGE RENTALS 12' X 30' with 10' X 10' Doors. 602 Park Street, Sebring,Fl. Call 863-385-7486 6550Warehousesfor Rent SEBRING CANALHome. Great Location! 2/2, 1 car garage w/screen porch. Fenced yard. Appliances incl. $675/mo. + security. No Smoke. 1 Year lease. Call 863-381-3990 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-402-1142 P LACID LAKES3BR, 2BA, Newer home. Quiet area, Green Belt. Near Lake June. No smoking or pets. $850/mo. 863-699-1119 or cell 863-840-3698. LAKE PLACIDSylvan Shores Newer / Nice 2BR, 2BA, Screened room, Garage, Very Clean. Non Smoker. $675 monthly 863-441-2844 or 863-465-3838 AVON PARKLAKES 3BR, 2BA, 2Car garage, Fenced in back yard. $800 per month. Call 863-453-9544 Leave message. AVON PARKGUEST HOME Lake Front Estate, Private Setting. 2/1 All Appliances, Water, Garbage & Lawn Care. $600/mo. 863-452-2299 6300U nfurnished Houses B EAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets O K. $595 month. Medical Way. 863-446-1822 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1 BR $495 mo. + $200 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with Balcony Overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsAVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -Small nicely furnished Apartments! 1BR, 1BA. Deposit $100. Monthly $375 with 6 month lease. Pay own electric. 863-385-1806 SEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. 1BR, 1BA, & Studios. 2nd. floor walk up, No pets. Starting at $400 mthly. Background check a must! Call 863-386-9100 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING 2/1Villa. Wood floors, new fans. Very Nice. W/D, Fridge, tile floors, Patio, very private, newly renovated. $500/mo. Call 561-967-7161. 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent 6000 RentalsS EBRING 2/1Central Air & Heat, W/D Hook up. On it's own lot. Close to shopping. No Pets. $450 + Deposit. Call 863-840-0494 or 863-465-1451 5150Mobile HomesFor RentSEBRING -TRIPLE WIDE HOME / CORNER LOT / ON OWNED LAND IN SEBRING FALLS. PRICE REDUCED TO $55,000. MOTIVATED SELLER. JOE PICIOR, SANDERS REALTY GROUP. Res. 699-5687 OR Bus. 465-1400 PALM HARBORHOMES New 2012 Models 1 5K Off Models 800-622-2832 ext 210 AVON PK** PICTURE THIS NEW YR ** 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 HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate WantedLAKE PLACIDGround Floor Efficiency Condo unit on Lake Clay, $50,000. Sebring 6 unit Apt. Complex w/over 100' o n Dinner Lake frontage, $200,000. lake Placid 4 unit Apt. Building w/over 100' Lake Huntley Frontage, $180,000. For more information call: 773-868-6666 4160Commercial Prop.F or Sale SEBRING -Villa's At Pine Key. By Owner! 3BR, 2BA, 2CG, enclosed FL. Room, Gated Community w/ Clubhouse & Pool. Close to Everything! $149,900. 863-402-1934 LAKE PLACIDOpen House 245 Country Club Dr. Sat. 11-2. 2/2/1 Lake Grassy Canal Front Villa. Offered by Mid Florida Real Estate Sales. 4120V illas & CondosFor SaleSEBRING -2BR, 2BA, 2 Car. Gar., Lg. Split Bedroon Plan. Wood & Tile Floors, Lg. Kit., Appli. included. Great Location! 1612 Ridge St. (Jackson Heights 863-314-0333 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 R eal Estate 3000 FinancialSEEKING EMPLOYMENT.Mature, responsible Christian Lady looking for employment in Lake Placid. Former business owner, computer & phone savvy. Retail, bookkeeping & many job skills. Please call & leave message @ 863-659-1341 2300Work Wanted TREE SERVICEIS SEEKING Exp. Tree Climber & Exp. Laborer. Call Joe at 863-465-7491 TEACHERS NEEDEDFull Time For 2 yr. old. Class at a Christian Private School. Call 863-443-2344 & Leave a Message. A/C SERVICETECH needed for fast growing well established HVAC c ompany. Great co-workers! 5+ years experience. Full benefits/bonuses. Apply in person with resume to 20 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Phone 699-5455 for interview, fax resume to 699-9758 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. IMMEDIATE OPENINGFor Part Time Medical Records Employee. Willing to work 20 hrs/week. Send resume in Word Format to: email@example.com. 2100H elp Wanted LYKES CITRUSMANAGEMENT DIVISION has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant at its Lake Placid office. Qualified applicants will have at least 5 years experience in performing Administrative duties to include providing support to the General M anager and his team., manage calendars and appointments, gather data and compile reports, prepare presentations, compose correspondence, order and track agricultural and office materials, organize meetings and correspond with vendors, send out bids and compile results. In addition this position requires excellent organizational and communication skills, experience in computer network maintenance and proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint software. A basic working knowledge of agricultural operations is a plus but not required. Lykes Citrus Management Division offers competitive wages and a benefit package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance, 401(k cation and holidays. Qualified applicants should email their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply in person at the lake Placid office located at 7 Lykes Rd, Lake Placid, Fl. Lykes Citrus Management Division is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V. HIGHLANDS COUNTY OUTSIDE SALES If 150-$200 A Week will help you Part Time, I need people who need And want to work. Easy Sales. Good for Students and Retirees. Call Ed: 352-217-9937 EXPERIENCED DIALYSISNurse needed for a Nurse Management Position. Please contact Mickey at (863863 or email resume to email@example.com 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment LOST PARTSIAMESE MALE CAT on 1/7 in area of Harder Hall. Nerve damaged back legs, walks funny. REWARD! 863-382-7138 LOST BOSTONTERRIER Female, in the neighborhood of the YMCA ball field. Reward! FOUND!!!!!! 1200Lost & FoundCHECK 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 1100A nnouncements 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001296 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS ISAC 2006-5 MTG PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-5 TRUST FUND, Plaintiff, vs. ARMANDO D. SOTERO, JR. A/K/A ARMANDO SOTERO, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated January 03, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001296 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS ISAC 2006-5 MTG PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SER IES 2006-5 TRUST FUND, is the Plaintiff and ARMANDO D. SOTERO, JR. A/K/A ARMANDO SOTERO; WENDY HELLER-SOTERO; TENANT #1 N/K/A DAWN KNOWLES, and TENANT #2 N/K/A SHAWN KNOWLES 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 30th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3, IN BLOCK 234, OF EAST PALMHURST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3623 ELLINGTON AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on January 4, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09079483 COUNTRY-CONV B/C--Team 2 **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. January 13, 20, 2012 AVON PARK HOUSING 1 X3 AD # 00015469 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00015468 RIDGE AREA ARC 1X3 AD # 00015550CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00015850 DUMMY 09 CARRIERS 2X5 AD # 00015471 r n fbb rt n r
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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING For Lady Streak basketball coach MikeL ee, the long-standing motive of the regular season i s improvement to be playing better in January than in N ovember. In other words, to be at y our best come district tournament time. And while progress is surely being made, it isnt yet quite enough to get them over the top, such as Tuesdays 38-31 loss to the visiting Lady Braves of Lake Gibson. Down 19-13 at the half, Sebring jumped back into it in the third with Allie Mann canning a three and Jamiese Wiley getting free inside fora score to cut it to 19-18. But the Braves answered w ith a Marian Johnson follow and a Dee Patton threepointer to reclaim the sixpoint margin. K hamira Ancrum then caught fire, however, hitting t hree of four free throws and putting back an offensive r ebound to make it a 25-23 game heading into the fourth. L ake Gibson would score five of the first six points of the final quarter, though a Shalontay Rose free throw did cut it to 3025 with 2:15 left to play. Moments later, Mann ripped one through the net for a long two-pointer and it was suddenly a 30-27 game. But a Brave basket and then three free throws from Patton pushed it back to a 3527 margin before Mann hit another three to make it a f ive-point game with 42 seco nds left. From there, however, it was time to slow the clock down by fouling and the B raves made three-of-six down the stretch to seal the win. Our defense kept us in it a nd we had it down to five, with the ball, Lee said. But then we turned it over and had to foul. The loss, though, was another in a pattern that shows the mantra is, indeed, working. Losing by seven to Lake Gibson this time around after having been bested by the Braves by 17 in early December. The Streaks had been trouned, 64-36, by Avon Park Boys fall by three at Lakeland-Kathleen SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, January 13, 2012 Page 3B N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Allie Mann lead Sebring with 9 points in Tuesdays 38-31 loss to the visiting Lady Braves of Lake Gibson. Lady Blue Streaks are inching closer Lake Gibson38S ebring31 See STREAKS, Page 4B S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Senior Softball Association began its 20th season this week at the Lake June Ballfield. League President Ray Hensley is the only senior still playing from the inaugural 1993 season. F our teams compose the l eague, down from six in previous years. Prior to the first game on Monday, Jan. 9, the players paused for a moment of silence in memory of Mike Jurmu, a fine hitter who died this past summer in a plane crash. The players also said a prayer for Dusty Hensley, a great all-around player currently battling cancer. In opening-day action, Central Security squeezed out a 23-22 win overL ockhart Service Center. M anager Duke Hensley, Dustys brother, led the way with five hits, including a double and a grand slam. Victor Rodriguez (two doubles) and Bill Destefano had four hits each. Central owner Dana Hurlbut was a home run short of the cycle. Drew Whittaker drove in the winning run with a clutch hit in the last inning. For Lockhart, Paul Stephenson had five hits (two doubles) with Paul Brand (twot riples) and Bill Gallagher ( triple) getting four hits each. Norm Grubbs added a double and a home run. Yates Insurance bested Seminole Tire 27-20. Manager Doran Quigg led by example with five hits. The Four Hit Club included Gary Pixley, Joe Hedges, ahoo Stanley (home run and Dave Hoffman. Seminole Tire was paced by Larry Osers five hits (two triples). Chet Johnson had four hits and Don Ward had three,i ncluding a triple. O n Wednesday, Jan. 11, Yates Insurance made it two in a row by winning an 18-17 squeaker over Central Security. Bill Card and Gary Pixley paced Yates with four hits each. Pixleys right-field catch in the last inning stranded the tying run on base after Central had scored five runs in a furious rally, all coming with two outs. Duke Hensley hit for the cycle for Security, and Victor Rodriguez hit a home run. H ensley also circled the b ases on a pop-up that bounced off the third basemans head and rolled away before anyone could retrieve it. Lockhart beat Seminole Tire in a 29-23 slugfest. Lockharts Ian McCuaig had five hits (triple Bill Gallagher (double Howard Carney (triple Tom Ashley had four hits each. Paul Brand smashed two doubles, and Harland Newby added a triple. Chet Johnson, Dick Cook, and Larry Oser had five hitse ach for the Noles. S kip Raller (home run Glenn Wearsch added four hits each. Ray Wilson chipped in with three hits, including a home run. Lake Placid Seniors start 20th softball season News-Sun file photo by LAUREN WELBORN Estebinson Joseph had two goals and an assist in Sebrings 3-0 win over visiting Tenoroc Tuesday night. Filemon Chavez set up Josephs first goal for a 1-0 Blue Streak lead at the half. Joseph would double the lead with a goal in the second half before his cross set up Riley Watson for the final margin to move Sebring to 10-5-1 on the season. The team hosted Lake Placid Thursday night and travels to Hardee Saturday for a 4:30 p.m. contest. The Lady Streaks, looking for atonement from Mondays match at Lake Placid, which saw the Dragons get a last-minute tie, host the Lady Bulldogs of Frostproof tonight, travel with the boys to face Hardee Saturday before hosting the District 13-3A tournament Tuesday. Streaks stop Tenoroc By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comComing off a loss to Lake Gibson and a nail-biting win against Sebring last week, the Lady Red Devils new year had started off kind of rocky. But they found a nice pick-me-up Tuesday night in the Lady Panthers of Mulberry, breaking out early and never being challenged in a 58-11 win to move to 10-3 on the season and 5-0 in District 10-4Astandings. The Avon Park boys had seen their undefeated streak go down at the T-Mac Holiday Tournament in mid-December and had opened the new year with a resounding loss at Winter Haven on Tuesday, Jan. 3. But they too got the ship righted against Mulberry, with their 41 secondhalf points nearly matching the Panthers total for the night in the 76-47 win Tuesday. The Devils now stand at 12-3 on the season and are 4-0 in district play to top the standings. The Lady Devils host Frostproof tonight in a district contest while the boys are on the road to face the Bulldogs. Panthers no match for Red Devils By ANNE M. PETERSONAssociated Press PORTLAND, Ore. Portlands pick and roll nearly undid the Magic. Orlando led by 23 points against the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night, but allowed Portland to close to within three points in the final minutes. The reason? Portland figured out how to work the pick and roll around Dwight Howard. eah, we saw something, Blazers guard Jamal Crawford said. e saw that it was keeping Howard away from the basket. Ultimately, it was too late for the Blazers, and the Magic survived the rally to win 107-104. Howard had 13 points and 13 rebounds. It got tough for us late in the game, Howard shrugged. The Blazers closed in on the Magic when Nicolas Batums layup and LaMarcus Aldridges wide-open jumper made it 96-93 with 2:38 left. Hedo Turkoglu answered for Orlando with a layup and a 3pointer that appeared to seal the victory. But Portland narrowed it again when Crawford and Wesley Matthews hit consecutive layups to make it 102-99 with 32.1 seconds to go. After Jason Richardson made a free throw, Crawfords finger-roll layup kept it close, but J.J. Reddick made four foul shots down the stretch. Aldridge made a 3pointer with 2.9 seconds left as the rally fell short. Magic survive late rally to beat Blazers See MAGIC, Page 4B By JEFFLATZKE Associated PressEven in a busy offseason, NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart is squeezing in time for some dirtt rack racing at the Chili Bowl. After a surprising late run to his third championship, Stewart reorganized his Sprint Cup team by bringing in new crew chief Steve Addington and luring back former crew chief Greg Zipadelli to be his competition director. So, instead of going to Australia to race for a third straight offseason, he stayed closer to home to get prepared to defend his title. With all that business to tend to, there was still time f or a little fun namely, the Rumble in Fort Wayne back home in Indiana and the ChiliB owl in Tulsa, Okla. Stewart had a successful run in Chili Bowl qualifying Wednesday night, winning his qualifier and earning the third and final spot in Saturday nights main event on a quarter-mile, indoor track. In between, hes flying to Florida to do testing for the Daytona 500. Obviously, with the changes that we had with the Cup team, we needed to be around a little more than we were last year, Stewart said in a telephone interview. So, we stayed home. And if youre going to stay home, then theres two things that were definitely going to hit and thats going to Fort Wayne and running before New Years and then youre going to come to the Chili Bowl. Atwo-time champion, Stewart is back for the first time since failing to defend his Golden Driller trophy in 2008. There are three nights of qualifying to get everyone lined up for the main event, and Stewart did well enough that he wont have to post a series of strong finishes Saturday night just to get to the finale. Stewart first raced in the Chili Bowl in 1993, when he took over Jeff Gordons ride. He says he remembers leading on the final lap of a preliminary race, only to make a mistake and fall to 14th place at the finish line. I honestly thought I was going to get fired after the first race that I ran, Stewart said. Instead, he got another Stewart mixing fun with Daytona testing See STEWART, Page 3B
C M Y K LP Spring Ball Sign-upsLAKEPLACID Lake Placid Youth Baseball is accepting registrations for TBall, Baseball and Softball for children ages 5-10. The deadline for registration is Thursday, Jan. 19. Please contact Sheri Griffin with any Tball or baseball questions at 441-1955 and Todd Moore with any softball questions at 214-5894.P ost 74 ScrambleS UN N LAKE The American Legion Post 74 will host a Scramble at the Sun N Lake Golf Clubs Turtle Run course on Saturday, Jan. 14, with an 8:30a .m. shotgun start. Three flights will be made up from t eam handicaps, with competitions for closest to the pin, longest drive and a h ole-in-one contest sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and Alan Jay Auto. C ost is $50 per person, with a $5 mulligan available per golfer. Refreshments will be available during play and a lunch follows golf at the American Legion Post 74 at 528 Pine St. in Sebring. To sign up your team, contact Paul Morris at 446-2064, or Ed Bates at 4491198. Make checks payable to American Legion Post No. 74, 471-1448.Sebring Senior SoftballSEBRING Asenior 70-and-over softball league will begin Tuesday, Jan. 10. Interested players must have been born in 1943 or before. It will be a drafted league. Games will be played at the Highlands County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. All interested softball players should contact Harry Bell at 382-0542 or see him at the Sports Complex on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.Ultimate FrisbeeSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAwill be hosting an eight-week Ultimate Frisbee season beginning Saturday, Jan. 14. Games will be held each Saturday at 9 a.m. at the YMCASoccer Fields, with 5to 10-player teams, made up of males and/or females ages 13 and up. Entry fee is $100 per team, with registration ending on Wednesday, Jan. 11 all skill levels are welcome. For any questions and more information, contact the YMCAat 382-9622.SFCC Volleyball CampAVONPARK The Lady Panther Volleyball program will be holding a four-day camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 24, 26, 31 and Feb. 2 at the Panther Gym for players grades 5-8. Cost is $60 and the camp runs each evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact SFCC Volleyball head coach Kim Crawford at 784-7037 or Kimberly.Crawford@southflorida.edu .SFCC Alumni GameAVONPARK South Florida Panther baseball will celebrate itspast with an Alumni Game Weekend on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Panther Field. The game will feature former Panther players squaring off with the 2012 SFCC squad at 1 p.m. After the game, the teams will host a BBQ dinner at 5 p.m. in the Panther Gym. All former players, coaches and families are invited.Hammock Half MarathonSEBRING The 4th Annual Highlands Hammock Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk are set for Hammock State Park a t 8 a.m on Saturday, Jan. 28. The half marathon (13.1 milesill feature overall male and female awards, age group awards in 5-year age divisions, deluxe tee-shirts and plenty of refreshments. There is also a team competition in the half marathon with runners forming teams of two, three or four individuals to cover the 13.1-mile distance. The 5K Run/Walk will feature custom medals to all participants. Entry fee for the half marathon is $35 t hrough January 20 and $45 after January 21 and on race day. Only pre-registered are guaranteed shirt size, so sign up early. E ntry fee for the 5K is $17 prior to January 20 and $22 after. Y ou may receive an email application form by contacting Chet Brojek at cbroj firstname.lastname@example.org or 385-4736. Mail entries to Highlands Hammock H alf, C/O Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL33872. Checks made payable to Central Florida Striders. Proceeds of the race benefit Highlands Hammock State Park. Come join the challenge of running trails in our beautiful state park.Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, March 31, at the Country Club of Sebring. The four-man scramble with handicap flights has a $65 entry fee per person. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Contests: Great prizes for Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions contact Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or Jerome Matthews at 2732533. Submit entries by Monday, March 26. All proceeds benefit college-bound senior graduates, Class of 2012.AP Dixie RegistrationAVON PARK Registration for Dixie Youth Baseball of Avon Park will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Durrah Martin Baseball Complex from 9 a.m.-Noon. Cost is $65 for the first child and $5 off for each additional child in immediate family must bring Birth Certificate and recent picture. Registrations are also being accepted at Top Shop during regular business hours Any questions Please Call Chris Tolar at (863GOLS Indoor Soccer LeagueAVON PARK Registration for GOLS Indoor Soccer League is Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to Noon at First Baptist Church of Avon Park. Sign-ups will take place in the Family Life Center (old Avon Park Recreation Center across from the tennis courts downtown Avon Park). The GOLS Indoor Soccer League is a co-ed league for 13to 18-year olds. Registration is $12 and is limited to the first 40 players to sign up. For insurance purposes, please bring identification with proof of age. Each team plays one game a week at 6:30 p.m. (Tuesday or Thursday) from Feb. 14-Apr. 19, ending with a tournament. GOLS (Goals Of Life and Soccer its ninth year as a ministry of First Baptist Church of Avon Park. Participants learn soccer and team skills from certified coaches. For more information, contact Coach Severn at 452-1250 or Coach Virkler at 385-3235. WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 7 Houston 31, Cincinnati 10 New Orleans 45, Detroit 28 Sunday, Jan. 8 New York Giants 24, Atlanta 2 Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23, OT DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 14 New Orleans at San Francisco, 4:30 p.m. Denver at New England, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Houston at Baltimore, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 4:30 p.m. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 22 TBD PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu NFC vs. AFC SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 5 At IndianapolisEASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers27945811883 Philadelphia2512454139122 New Jersey2417250119124 Pittsburgh2117446124112 N.Y. Islanders151963696126 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston271115514676 Ottawa2315652140144 Toronto2215549135131 Buffalo1819541107123 Montreal1619739109117 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida2113850109116 Washington2217246119120 Winnipeg2017545112124 Tampa Bay1720438113141 Carolina1423735113148W ESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA St. Louis251255511089 Chicago2513555139125 Detroit261515313599 Nashville2315450115115 Columbus1126527101142 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver2714357144108 Minnesota2215650101105 Colorado2320147115124 Calgary2019545109127 Edmonton1622436112121 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose231155111694 Los Angeles21157499395 Dallas2317147114119 Phoenix2017646109111 Anaheim1322632104135 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games N.Y. Rangers 2, Phoenix 1, SO Vancouver 5, Tampa Bay 4, SO Minnesota 5, San Jose 4, SO Boston 5, Winnipeg 3 Toronto 2, Buffalo 0 N.Y. Islanders 5, Detroit 1 Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 2, Carolina 1 St. Louis 3, Montreal 0 Chicago 5, Columbus 2 Nashville 4, Colorado 1 Calgary 6, New Jersey 3 Anaheim 5, Dallas 2 Wednesdays Games Washington 1, Pittsburgh 0 New Jersey 2, Edmonton 1, OT Thursdays Games Montreal at Boston, late Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, late Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, late Carolina at Tampa Bay, late Phoenix at Detroit, late Vancouver at St. Louis, late Colorado at Nashville, late San Jose at Winnipeg, late Minnesota at Chicago, late Anaheim at Calgary, late Dallas at Los Angeles, late Fridays Games Tampa Bay at Washington, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Columbus, 7 p.m. Toronto at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS H. Sedin VAN113950 Kessel TOR242448 Giroux PHI183048 Stamkos TB291847 Lupul TOR192847 D. Sedin VAN182947 Malkin PIT172845 HossaCHI172845 Spezza OTT162844 Eberle EDM172643 Pominville BUF142943 Datsyuk DET133043 3 tied with 42 pts.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia73.700 New York64.6001 Boston45.444212Toronto47.364312New Jersey29.182512Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami83.727 Orlando73.70012Atlanta74.6361 Charlotte28.200512Washington19.100612Central Division WLPctGB Chicago102.833 Indiana73.7002 Cleveland45.444412Milwaukee36.333512Detroit28.2007WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio74.636 Dallas65.5451 Memphis36.3333 Houston37.300312New Orleans37.300312Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City102.833 Portland73.7002 Denver74.636212Utah64.6003 Minnesota37.3006 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers84.667 L.A. Clippers53.6251 Phoenix45.444212Sacramento47.364312Golden State36.333312___ Tuesdays Games Houston 82, Charlotte 70 Washington 93, Toronto 78 Philadelphia 112, Sacramento 85 Dallas 100, Detroit 86 Chicago 111, Minnesota 100 Oklahoma City 100, Memphis 95 Milwaukee 106, San Antonio 103 Utah 113, Cleveland 105 Portland 105, L.A. Clippers 97 Golden State 111, Miami 106, OT L.A. Lakers 99, Phoenix 83 Wednesdays Games Indiana 96, Atlanta 84 Sacramento 98, Toronto 91 New York 85, Philadelphia 79 Chicago 78, Washington 64 Oklahoma City 95, New Orleans 85 Dallas 90, Boston 85 San Antonio 101, Houston 95, OT Denver 123, New Jersey 115 L.A. Lakers 90, Utah 87, OT Orlando 107, Portland 104 L.A. Clippers 95, Miami 89, OT Thursdays Games Charlotte at Atlanta, late New York at Memphis, late Detroit at Milwaukee, late Cleveland at Phoenix, late Orlando at Golden State, late Fridays Games Detroit at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Houston, 8 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. New Jersey at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Miami at Denver, 10:30 p.m. LEAGUE LEADERS Scoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL1348636430.3 James, MIA1067829029.0 Anthony, NYK887326626.6 Durant, OKC1087130825.7 Ellis, GOL704219123.9 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Love, MIN519614714.7 Howard, ORL3710714414.4 Cousins, SAC506011011.0 Gasol, MEM20779710.8 Griffin, LAC28588610.8 Assists ASTAVG Rondo, BOS9110.1 Nash, PHX869.6 Lowry, HOU759.4 Calderon, TOR999.0 Paul, LAC708.8BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANSExtended their player development contract with Carolina (Carolina through the 2014 season. LOS ANGELES ANGELSAgreed to terms with 1B Kendrys Morales on a one-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with OF Preston Mattingly on a minor league contract. National League HOUSTON ASTROSClaimed OF Fernando Martinez off waivers from New York (NLy Villar for assignment. Named Joe Pettini bench coach, Matt Sinatro major league catching and advance scouting coordinator, Dan Radison special assistant to the general manager/player development and Mike Elias special assistant to the general manager/scouting. MILWAUKEE BREWERSAgreed to terms with C Paul Phillips on a minorleague contract. Claimed INF Jeff Bianchi off waivers from Chicago (NL NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with OF Scott Hairston on a one-year contract. Named Conor Brooks and Shaun McNamara professional scouts. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSAgreed to terms with RHP Ryan Vogelsong on a two-year contract.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association SAN ANTONIO SPURSWaived F Ike Diogu. Signed F Malcolm Thomas.FOOTBALLNational Football League BUFFALO BILLSNamed William Inge assistant defensive line coach. INDIANAPOLIS COLTSNamed Ryan Grigson general manager. NEW YORK JETSNamed Tony Sparano offensive coordinator. SEATTLE SEAHAWKSSigned RB Vai Taua.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NEW YORK RANGERSAssigned F Erik Christensen to Connecticut (AHL ST. LOUIS BLUESAssigned F Evgeny Grachev to Peoria (AHL Cade Fairchild from Peoria.COLLEGEBAYLORAnnounced junior QB Robert Griffin III will enter the NFL draft. FLORIDANamed Brent Pease offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. GEORGIAAnnounced junior TE Orson Charles will enter the NFL draft. HAWAIINamed Thom Kaumeyer defensive coordinator. KANSASNamed Clint Bowen special teams coordinator and defensive assistant, and Jeff Blasko assistant special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. N.C. STATEPromoted linebackers coach Jon Tenuta to associate head coach for defense. SMUNamed Jason Phillips an assistant football coach. TEXAS TECHNamed Art Kaufman defensive coordinator. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Boys Basketball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p .m.; Girls Soccer vs.Fort Meade,6:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Sub-Sectional Q ualifier,LaBelle,5 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.LaBelle, 6/7:30 p.m. S ebring T ODAY: Boys Basketball vs.Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Sub-Sectional Qualifier,LaBelle,5 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Soccer at Hardee,4:30 p.m.; Wrestling at Palmetto Invite,10 a.m. T UESDAY: Girls Soccer hosts District Tournament,vs.McKeel,8 p.m. A von Park TODAY: Boys Basketball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Weightlifting at Sub-Sectional Qualifier,LaBelle,5 p.m. MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. N N F F L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . New Orleans at San Francisco . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 8 8 p p . m m . D enver at New England . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S N N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Chicago at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . M iami at Denver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Toronto at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NN N H H L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Washington. . . . . . S S U U N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Chicago at Detroit. . . . . . . . . N N B B C CT T R R A A C C K K A A N N D D F F I I E E L L D D S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . O lympica Marathon Trials . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CTimes, games, channels all subject to change B 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 . Teon Kennedy vs. Chris Martin . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Joburg Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 7 7 p p . m m . PGA Sony Open in Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Joburg Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 7 7 p p . m m . PGA Sony Open in Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FC 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 S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 a a . m m . Connecticut at Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 N N o o o o n n Kentucky at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 p p . m m . North Carolina State at Wake Forest . . . . . 4 4 4 4 1 1 p p . m m . T exas at Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Mississippi at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 2 2 p p . m m . North Carolina at Florida State . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 p p . m m . UAB at Southern Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 3 3 p p . m m . Oklahoma State at Baylor . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Oregon at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 p p . m m . Colorado at Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N LIVESPORTSONTV National Football League NBA Transactions National Hockey League Page 2BNews-SunFriday, January 13, 2012www.newssun.com
C M Y K Associated PressNEWYORK Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris says he has agreed to coach the Washington Redskinsdefensive backs. Im a football coach. This is what I do, its who I am, Morris told the Tampa Bay Times, which reported his hiring Thursday. Morris will be reunited with general manager Bruce Allen, who was the GM in Tampa Bay when Morris returned from a one-year stint as Kansas States defensive coordinator to coach the Buccaneers defensive backs. Morris was Tampa Bays defensive backfield coach for four seasons. He replaced Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator in 2008 and Tampa Bay promoted him to head coach in 2009 replacing Jon Gruden. He had a 17-31-0 record in three years as head coach. The Buccaneers fired Morris on Jan. 2. chance and has turned in a series of strong performances over the years in Tulsa winning it in 2002 and 2007 and he comes back whenever he can. s kind of a combination of things, in all reality. As drivers, this is one of the biggest races of the year Stewart said. Youve got over 260 cars that are running this week. Its a tough field of cars and drivers and its the biggest Midget race of the year. Then once you get aside from that, kind of on the personal side, this is about the only time all year that you get all these different guys, your buddies from different parts of the country, its about the only time you ever get around each other NASCAR Nationwide champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. also is in the field, and sharing a plane with Stewart to and from Daytona. Theres also a star-studded cast from the World of Outlaws, USAC and other series. These kind of are special events. You dont get points for it. Its just bragging rights, Stewart said. What we do with the Cup series, its a lot of work but I enjoy it. Its fun doing that too. It wouldnt hurt my feelings if we didnt have to go test. Im not a big fan of that any way from a drivers side. ... Its really important for us to do, obviously, getting ready for Daytona. But I enjoy the racing stuff obviously. Thats what I live, eat, breathe and sleep. Starting with Daytona, hell be back entrenched in the Sprint Cup soon enough. With the changes, he said it feels like hes somewhat starting over after edging out Carl Edwards for the title by winning the last race at Homestead on Nov. 20. He had decided before the late surge that he planned to replace crew chief Darian Grubb, and he went ahead with the change even after winning it all. Thats obviously something thats going to be a learning curve for Steve and I to learn each other. Im excited about having Zipadelli on board and Im excited about Addington, too. I think hell be a good addition to the team, Stewart said. And Im sad that Darian has moved on but we just felt like we needed to make that change. We just werent having the kind of season that we were looking for but obviously something changed there those last 10 weeks and then we got going. Stewart said he only wished he had 30 hours in each day and 400 days in each year to savor it all. It hasnt felt like much of an offseason. In all honesty, if thats what it feels like every year because you win a championship, Im all for having it, he said. It hasnt been unpleasant by any means. Im not miserable and wore out and tired. Theres some things would have liked to do this winter that I didn get a chance to do. Golf HammockThe Golf Hammock Ladies played a Partners event on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Taking first place was the duo of Joyce Stanley and Trudy Stowe with a 56, and were followed by a secondplace tie. Cindy Dall and Audrey Walthers teamed up to card a 58 with Florence Towell and Nancy Senion also coming in with a 58. O ne shot back was another tie, at 59, between the team of Donnalou Adkins and Jean Haig, along with Wanda Hastie and Nancy Porcari. Any ladies wishing to golf with us at Golf Hammock, please call Wanda Hastie at 386-5286. Last Monday, Jan. 9, the Mezza Group played Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. The winners in A group were, in first place Les Campbell with plus 6, second place Mike Lajiness at plus 2. There was a tie for first place in B g roup between Joe Hyzny and Bobby Culbert at plus 2 and David Mulligan in second place with plus 1. Curt Matterson won first place with plus 2 and in seccond place Dick Botelho at even in C group. Bob Topel won first place in D group with plus 5 and in second place Harold Traxler was at minus 4. Tony Frances scored big with a plus 9 for first place in E group and Jim Reed in second place with plus 1. Janet Regan also scored well to lead in F group with plus 4 and a tie between Bob Morrison and Larry Heeley with minus 2 in second place. G group saw Don Meitz take first place with plus 5 while Doc Thomas was at plus 4 for second and Bob Fidlin in third place with plus 3. B ill Glenn was in first place in H group with plus 4 and a tie between Trudy Perkins and Karl Mellor at plus1. Bill Katcher scored a plus 5 to win first place in I group and Janet Howland with plus 1 in second place. Next Monday, Jan. 16, will be a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. at Golf Hammock. Please arrive early to register. This is a co-ed group and is open to the public. F or more information, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280 or 414-2 110.Harder HallWith Harder Halls newly expanded greens, which can make for some difficult putting, perhaps the best strategy is to avoiding putting alto-g ether. That plan was put into effect twice on Tuesday, Jan. 10, as both Paul Howard and Bob Nealon s core holes-in-one. Both aces came on the 116-yard, par-3 fifth hole, with each golfer using a 6-iron to cover the distance and find the pin. For Howard, his reported 11th holein-one was witnessed by Eldon McCubben, with Marty Simpson, Marco Amatucci and Mike Cote bearing witness to Nealons. The Ladies League played a Pro-Am Points event on Monday, Jan. 9. S hirley Holt and Sue Davis each came in with +3 totals, while Diane Darroch scored a +2. D oris Cunningham and Elaine Hettinga each turned in totals of +1. Helen Sayre and Donna Maki both had chip-ins on No. 14. The Ladies League played Pro-Am Points on Monday, Jan. 2, with Sue Davis claiming the top spot with +8. A rlene Glendenning was just behind with +7 for second, Ronna Mason in third at +5 and Elaine Hettinga in fourth at +3. Kay Maher and Glendenning each had chip-ins, at No. 1 and No. 8, respectively.Lake June WestA mixed scramble was played on Thursday, Jan. 5. Winning first place was the team of Ken Rowen, Art Schmeltz, Wanda Jones and Betty Billau with 51; and second place, Pete and Mary McNamee, Bob and Verna Knishka and Margaret Schultz with 52. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Byron, 1-foot-7-inches; and No. 8, Mary McNamee, 13-feet-7.5inches. (Men John Givens, 16-feet10-inches. The mens association played a Mens L eague event on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Winning first place w as the team of Claude Cash, Joe Swartz, Bob Knishka and Bob W illiams; and second place, Dick Denhart, Pete McNamee, Don Boulton and John Ruffo with 47. C losest to the pin: No. 8, Joe Swartz, 8feet-5-inches. T he ladies association played a Ladies League event on Monday, Jan. 2. Winning first place was the team of Helene Mellon, Verna Knishka, Jan Mann and Barbara Cash with 36; second place, Joyce Swartz, Elaine Orr, Lynn Martin and Janice Barringer with 38; and third place, Wanda Jones, Sylvia West, Kay Kalusniak and Betty Bevard with 40. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Helene Mellon, 8-feet-4-inches; No. 4, Kay Kalusniak, 19-feet-10-inches; and No.8 Betty Billau, 11-feet-8-inches.Placid LakesThe Mens Association played a Team Low Net event Wednesday, Jan. 11. Taking first, with a 194, were John Moss, Roger Thompson and John Rosettis, with Tom Lacy, Russ Isaacs, Darrell Horney and David Raciti second at 201. Bill Lockwood, John Goble and David Moiles took third with a 206, while Lacy had closest to the pin for the day, getting to 8-feet, 7-inches from No. 6. The Womens Golf Assocation played a Throw Out 3 Worst Holes, Gross Score event on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Barb Moriarity came in with a 41 for f irst, Bobbie Miller was second with a 45 and Emily Bootier was third at 49. Taking fourth was Carol Olsen with a 50 and Karen Wallin was fifth with 51. Von Lacy had closest to the pin, hitting to 8-feet, 6-inches from No. 11 and Alice Bitzer had a chip-in on No. 9.SpringLakeOn Wednesday, Jan. 11, the SpringLake Womens Golf Association played a 2-Person Team-Best Ball Net Flighted Tournament. This was a pick your partner event whereby the handicap of the 2-person team had to be within 10 strokes of each other. The winners of Flight A were Teri Swisher and Gail Whiting with a net score of 63. Second place was won by the team of Marsi Benson and Judy Dunn with a net 67. Flight B winners were Dotti Blackwell and Rosie Foote with net 64; while Linda Pfleger and Jean Donahue c ame in second with net 68. Flight C was won by the tandem of Sharon Warner and Chris Murchie and their net 65; Terrie Austin and Joan Gann were second with net 69. T he winners of the D Flight were Joann Deweese and Patty Miller who had a net 58 and Joanne Koller and Karen Schauwecker took second place with a net 65. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, January 13, 2012Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 6 6 3 3 ROAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 1/6,13,20,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 2 2 24/7; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 1/13/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 5 5 7 7 Continued from 1B Stewart just cant get enough racing Morris agrees to coach Redskins defensive backs Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155
C M Y K By BETH HARRIS A ssociated PressLOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Clippers couldnt hit a basket in the final four minutes of regulation. The Miami Heat could barely make free throws. Two tired teams coming off road losses the night before staggered into overtime. Then the Clippers took over. They outscored Miami 9-3 in the extra session and earned the biggest win of their young season, 95-89 Wednesday night. s good to get a win and get it by grinding it out, said Blake Griffin, who had 20 points and 12 rebounds. Their next test against one of the leagues power teams comes Saturday against the Lakers. Chris Paul had 27 points, 11 assists and one turnover in nearly 45 minutes, Caron Butler added 20 points, and Chauncey Billups had 12 for the Clippers, 9-2 against Miami at home since 2001-02. DeAndre Jordan had 11 rebounds and six blocked shots to set the tone defensively. They didnt surprise us, said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, who got ejected with 5 seconds left. We have great respect for them. That was great compelling playoff basketball in early January LeBron James had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the 200th double-double of his career, Mario Chalmers added 18 points, Dwyane Wade 17 and Chris Bosh had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, who have lost their last four games against the Clippers at Staples Center. They are a good team, they are a really good team, Bosh said. They are going to have some battles and adversity is going to come. Well see how they handle it and just keep playing. The Heat were coming off an overtime loss to Golden State, while the Clippers had lost at Portland a night earlier. In overtime, James, Bosh and Wade missed on a combined seven shots. Miamis Big Three struggled in the fourth quarter, as well, combining to go 3 for 8. James missed three consecutive baskets in overtime and he was 6 of 10 from the line in the final 5:49 of regulation. Chalmers hit a 3-pointer for Miamis only points in the extra session. The Heat were 20 of 34 from the line, with James accounting for eight of their 14 misses. Ive been shooting the ball particularly well from the free throw line, but tonight I didnt make enough. So I put our free throw shooting on me, he said. Its kind of a rhythm when it trickles down to everybody else, so Ive got to concentrate a little more and knock them down when I get fouled. Wade added, We havent missed this many free throws on this team, probably ever The Clippersshooting nearly let them down in the final 4 minutes of regulation when they missed on seven straight possessions, but were bailed out by Miamis own problems. The Clippers led by two with 27 seconds left in regulation before James tied it 86 on a free throw. The Clippers called their final timeout and Paul dribbled around with James hounding him before putting upa shot that missed as time expired, forcing the Heat to the third overtime of their trip. e defended and gave ourselves a chance to win, and thats all you can a sk for, James said. So we can be satisfied. I mean, you dont like to lose, but were not going to hang our heads about this one. With the Clippers trailing 84-83, Billups got fouled by James on a 3pointer with 27 seconds left in regulation and made all three free throws. The Clippers finished 17 of 23 from the line. The Heat won two video reviews in the final 16 seconds of regulation, but they failed to make a field goal in the final 7:32. lot of times we were able to get LeBron to the rim and thats what we wanted, Wade said. Its not always going to go in, but we can leave here with our heads up high, knowing that we stuck to our game plan. We just didt get the win. Neither team led by more than three points in a physical fourth quarter that featured Wade knocking Paul to the court and Norris Cole and Mo Williams colliding. Theres a lot of guys out there that, if you look at them, they like to lift a lot of weights, so it is going to be physical, James said. These are two teams that have high hopes, so when that kind of clash happens, its going to be physical. Notes: The Clippers went 1-1 in their first back-to-back of the shortened season. ... The Heat are 5-3 in four back-to-back sets. ... Paul evened his career rivalry with good friend James at six wins apiece. We hate to lose to each other, Paul said. ... The game drew a standing room only crowd of 19,341. The Clippers have sold out all five of their home games and 17 straight dating to last season. ... Celebs attending included Rihanna, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Sinbad, Gabrielle Union, and former Los Angeles Angels teammates Jered Weaver and John Lackey. Union is Wades girlfriend. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, January 13, 2012w ww.newssun.com SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/30/11; Jan 2012; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 3 3 9 9 7 7 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 5 5 2 2 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 5 5 3 3 in late November and then came oh so close in a 39-38l oss last Friday night. A nd in match-ups against Kathleen, a 22-point loss in December turned into a seven-point margin last Thursday. ere close, Lee said. The hard work, hustle and effort is there. Our defense has gotten much better, but offensively we need to hand le the ball better. At times well run the offense just right and get good looks, but sometimes it will get a little too fast and it gets a little hectic. Patton had a game-high 17 with four three-pointers, and Johnson added eight for the B raves. Mann lead the Streaks with 9, followed by 8 from Wiley, six from Ancrum and five from Rose. Sebring looked for more signs of improvement T hursday when they faced district-leading Winter Haven. The Sebring boys, similarly, view the pre-district schedule more as practice for when their real season begins against district opponents. But while they pushed front-running Winter Haven last Friday, they fell short, and did the same Tuesday ina 49-46 loss at Kathleen, to fall to 0-2 in district play. But the team will have it chances in the coming weeks, with a Winter Haven rematch tonight, a first meeting with Lake Gibson next Friday and games against Kathleen and Gibson the following week. Continued from 1B Streaks, boys and girls, close but no cigar News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jazmin House goes up for two Tuesday in Sebrings close loss to Lake Gibson. e played pretty well for 38 minutes, and then we were just awful against the presses and the traps, and the high pick and roll at the end, Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said. The Magic (7-3 of 27 3-point attempts, a season high. By the end of the third quarter, all of Orlandos starters were in double figures. Redick finished with 17 points off the bench forO rlando. T urkoglu, Jameer Nelson and Ryan Anderson each had 16. Crawford had 24 points off the bench for the Blazers (7-3 their previous games at home this season, including a 105-97 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. But the victory may have cost them energy-wise against the Magic. The Blazers allowed Orlando to open the game with an easy 8-0 run, which included three straight layups and a dunk by Richardson. The Magic pushed the l ead to 26-15 late in the first quarter after Chris Duhons 3-pointer. Orlando, one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the league, made 6 of 8 in the first quarter alone as they built a 36-22 lead. They got off to a fast start, and at that point you have to play almost perfect to win the game, Crawford said. Orlando went on to lead by 20 points before the break, but Portland closed to 57-47 on Gerald Wallaces layup with a minute left and the Blazers trailed 62-50 at the break. The Magic made 11 of 18 3-point attempts in the half,a nd shot 63 percent overall f rom the field. Howards slam dunk midway through the third quarter gave the Magic their biggest margin of the game at 81-58. When we are focused we are a good team, Nelson s aid. We were focused tonight for 38 minutes. The Blazers closed to 9080 on Wallaces 3-pointer with 8:01 left in the game. Portland inched closer when Matthews made a 3pointer and Wallace hit a pair of free throws to close to 96-89 with 3:56 to go. Orlando was well-rested, having not played since a 104-97 victory atS acramento on Sunday. Aldridge finished with 23 for Portland. NOTES: Magic forward Quentin Richardson, out with a sprained left ankle, could return on Monday when the Magic visits the Knicks. Richardson, averaging 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds a game, has missedt hree games. ... Crawford extended his NBArecord with his 34th 4-point play in the first half. ... Orlando just missed besting the Trail Blazersrecord for most 3pointers made in a half by an opponent. Milwaukee made 12 against Portland in January 2001. ... The Magicm ade nine of 19 free throws, for a season-low 47.4 percent. Continued from 1B Magic hang on to best Blazers MCTphoto Hedo Turkoglu and the Magic had just enough to outlast the Portland Trailblazers Wednesday night. Clippers outlast Heat 95-89 in overtime MCTphoto C lippers guard Chris Paul tries to muscle the ball away from Miamis Norris Cole Wednesday night. Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN
C M Y K B y MIKE STOBBE APMedical WriterATLANTA College-age drinkers average nine drinks when they get drunk, gov-e rnment health officials said Tuesday. That surprising statistic is part of a new report highlighting the dangers of binged rinking, which usually means four to five drinks at a time. Overall, about 1 in 6 U.S. adults surveyed said theyh ad binged on alcohol at least once in the previous month, though it was moret han 1 in 4 for those ages 18 to 34. And thats likely an undere stimate: Alcohol sales figures suggest people are buyi ng a lot more alcohol than they say they are consuming. Health officials estimate thata bout half of the beer, wine and liquor consumed in the U nited States by adults each year is downed during binge drinking. I know this sounds astounding, but I think then umbers were reporting are really an underestimate, s aid Dr. Robert Brewer, who leads the alcohol program at the Centers for DiseaseC ontrol and Prevention. The CDC report is based o n telephone surveys last year of more than 450,000 a dults. They were asked about their alcohol drinking i n the past month, including the largest number of drinks they had at one time. Binge drinking is generall y defined as four drinks for women and five for men in a p eriod of a few hours. Binge drinkers ages 18 to 24 reported nine drinks, or one more than the national average of eight drinks. B ut those numbers are likely averages for all e pisodes of binge drinking, Brewer said, citing other studies. T he number of drinks per binge went down with age, t o less than six for those ages 65 and older. Binge drinking may be considered socially accept-a ble to many, a fun night out at the bar. And many d ont see it as a sign of a serious drinking problem. Indeed, experts say fewer t han 20 percent of binge drinkers would be medically diagnosed as alcoholics. B ut health officials say binge drinking accounts for more than 40,000 deaths each year. It contributes to p roblems like violence and drunk-driving accidents and longer-term issues like canc er, heart disease and liver failure. It is possible that a round of binge drinking could lead to acute alcohol poisoning. But how many drinks at one sitting could kill you depends on many factors, i ncluding how big you are, what you consumed and how quickly you did it. Other findings of the report: Binge drinking continues to be most common in men, people who have been to college, and those with incomes of $75,000 or mor e. Only about 4 percent of people 65 and older binge drink, far fewer than adults in other age groups. But they do it more often five times a month, on average. Younger adults average closer to four episodes per month. The upper Midwest co nt inues to report the highest p revalence of binge drinking. Wisconsin topped the l ist in 2010 with nearly 26 percent of adults saying the y had at least one binge drink-i ng episode in the previous m onth. West Virginia, at just under 11 percent, was at the other end of the spectrum. Online: CDC report: h ttp://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/ A cocktail content calculator: h ttp://bit.ly/dBPYre www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 13, 2012Page 5B BEST HEARING CENTER; 5.542"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 5 5 I NFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; 1/6,13,20,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 5 5 1 1 HEALTHYLIVING CDC: Young adults down 9 drinks when they binge M CT Football fans drink beer out of funnels during a tailgate party before a Wisconsin game. I know this s ounds a stounding, but I think the numbers were reporting are really an u nderestimate.DR. ROBERTBREWER CDC GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
C M Y K By MIKE STOBBE APMedical WriterATLANTA For the first time in 45 years, homicide has fallen off the list of the nations top 15 causes of death, government health officials said Wednesday. Murder dropped enough in 2010 that it was overtaken at No. 15 by a respiratory illness called pneumonitis that is seen mainly in people 75 and older. This is the first time since 1965 that homicide failed to make the list, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDCs latest annual report on deaths contained several nuggets of good news: The infant mortality rate dropped to an all-time low of 6.14 deaths per 1,000 births in 2010. It was 6.39 the year before. U.S. life expectancy for a child born in 2010 was about 78 years and 8 months, up about a little more than one month from life expectancy for 2009. Heart disease and cancer remain the top killers, accounting for nearly half the nations more than 2.4 million deaths in 2010. But the death rates from them continued to decline. Deaths rates for five other leading causes of death also dropped in 2010, including stroke, chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents, flu/pneumonia and blood infections. But death rates increased for Alzheimersdisease, which is the nations sixthleading killer, for kidney disease (No. 8 liver disease and cirrhosis (No. 12s disease (No. 14 tis. Homicide has historically ranked fairly low on the list. Its highest ranking in the past decade was 13th, in 2001, and that was due in part to the 9/11 attacks. Murder rates have been decline in recent years in New York City, Detroit, Washington and other major cities. It was long thought that violent crime increased in a troubled economy, and that is what happened in the 1970s. But criminologists have had difficulty explaining the recent declines, and some have simply chalked it up to good police work. Dear Pharmacist: I cant g ive up sodas. Ive been downing them daily since c hildhood, but I know theyre bad for me. Can you suggest a healthier drink t hats still sweet but has fewer calories? R.L., Plantation A nswer: I posted recipes for natural healthy soda at my website, so today Im going to tell you to try chai! In China, Russia and India, the word chai simply m eans tea. In America, not too long a go, some clever marketing f olks decided to use the word for a special blend containing aromatic spices native to India, and now you c an find chai drinks everywhere. Yay. E ven when you order Masala chai in cafes or I ndian restaurants, youre getting way less sugar than w hat youd get in a soda, a couple of teaspoons versus nine or 10, which is typical f or non-diet soda pop. I f you learn to make your o wn chai at home, you can substitute stevia, agave or honey as your sweetener, and its still going to offer grand health benefits. Im a huge tea fanatic myself, and chai is one of my favorites along with matcha, tulsi and rooibos.C hai starts with black tea, a powerful antioxidant which has anti-cancer compounds in and of itself. The individual spices that m ake up chai are also medicinally active: Cinnamon: Several recent studies confirm cinnamons ability to controlb lood sugar. Its sold in oral s upplement form just for that purpose. Cinnamon is warming and eases digestive upset as well as flatulence. Ginger: Good for digestion, and especially helpful with nausea and morning sickness. Ginger,b eing a strong anti-inflammatory may help with arthritis, reduce cholesterol, protect against colds and lower blood pressure. Is chai sounding good to you yet? Cloves: Agreat digestive aid, this spice also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial action. In mice, it proved to be an aphrodisiac, woo hoo! And when clove oil is applied topically, it almost instantly relieves toothache pain. Cardamom: This antioxidant spice contains anti-cancer compounds, and it has well-known aphrodisiac power. Good for urinary infections, clarity of mind, heartburn, bloating and bad breath. There are thousands of chai recipes. Some include fennel which is good for menopausal problems and breaking fevers. Saffron, on e of my favorite spices ever, isa powerful immune and mood booster. Anise helps w ith coughs and is a digestive aid, no surprise there. See the pattern? C hai contains healthy spices that help you digest m eals, thats why you should replace your after-dinner Frangelico with chai. Sam buys Bhakti Chai, and mixes this with frothedv anilla almond milk for a delicious chai latte that I c rave when its snowing or right after a big dinner. And dont think chai is j ust for the winter months. If youve never tried iced chai, o r chai smoothies youre in for a treat. No matter how you drink i t, chai is still better for you than soda because it offers impressive health benefits, and being low in sugar, its easy on your waistline. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 2 4-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more informat ion, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your cond ition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, January 13, 2012www.newssun.com LAMPE & KEIFFER; 3.639"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 3 3 APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 4 4 GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 9 9 POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 5 5 0 0 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 5 5 4 4 HEALTHYLIVING S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Tens of mill ions of Americans suffer with daily heartburn or other symptoms of reflux such as regurgitation, chronic cough, hoarseness and dental erosions. Until recently these people facede ither lifetime of daily medications, and often incomp lete resolution of their symptoms, or the risks of invasive surgery. Now they have a better option. The new Transoral I ncisionless Fundoplication procedure, or TIF, using the innovative EsophyX device is performed completely without incisions and isn ow available exclusively from T.C. Lackey II, D.O. at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Dr. Lackey is the first specialist in the HighlandsC ounty to be trained on the TIF procedure. The TIF procedure can significantly improve quality of life for our patients, said Dr. Lackey. Gastroesophageal RefluxD isease (GERD anatomical problem which n eeds an anatomical solution. Reflux medication like PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) can help relieve patientsheartburn symp-t oms but dont solve the underlying anatomical problems or prevent further disease progression. Even on PPIs many patients are stillu nable to eat the foods they want or have to sleep sitting up to reduce nighttime reflux. In addition recent studies have shown that longt erm use of PPIs can lead to inadequate absorption of minerals such as calcium and can result in bone fractures. After the TIF procedure, clinical trials show that most patients can eata nd drink foods they avoided for many years. eflux no l onger impacts their life like it previously did. The TIF procedure represents the revolutionary next step in the evolution of sur-g ery. TIF requires neither abdominal incisions nor internal dissection, making it a truly minutely invasive surgical procedure to effec-t ively treat GERD. With millions of Americans suffering with daily symptoms of reflux and many not fully satisfied with their current treatment therapy, TIFo ffers an excellent alternative. Recent studies show that TIF can reduce patients dependency on medications with 79 percent of patients remaining off their dailym edications after two years and experiencing a dramatic i mprovement in their quality of life, said Dr. Lackey. e are very excited to be able to offer our patients the same incredible benefits asm ore invasive procedures without incisions. For more information, contact Florida Lakes Surgical, 917 Mall RingR d,, Sebring, FL338708515, call 402-5600 or visit www.endogastricsolutions.c om/. Sebring doctor offers no-scar surgery for heartburn Chai tea has impressive health benefits Dear Pharmacist S uzy Cohen B y JULIE PACE Associated PressWASHINGTON Michelle Obama h as gotten a new commitment from medical schools to boost training and research for the treatment of veteransw ith post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health injuries. The initiative is part of the first l ady's Joining Forces campaign, which focuses on issues affecting veterans a nd their families. Mrs. Obama announced the commitment from more than 100 medicals chools during an appearance Wednesday at Virginia Commonwealth U niversity in Richmond. The schools are agreeing to step up training for medical students in how to treat PTSD and traumatic brain injury, increase research into the conditionsa nd share new information and best practices. M rs. Obama emphasized that while most troops come home from combat with few or no mental health issues,t hose who do should not see it as a source of shame or weakness. The Defense Department estimates t hat nearly 213,000 military personnel have suffered traumatic brain injuries i n Iraq and Afghanistan since 2000. An earlier report by the Rand Corp. think tank estimated that 300,000 veterans of both conflicts suffered posttraumatic stress disorder or majord epression. Fewer than half had sought treatment for PTSD over the preceding y ear and nearly 60 percent of those reporting a probable brain injury weren't evaluated by a physician foro ne. This is a long-term issue for the nation, said Brad Cooper, the execu-t ive director of Joining Forces. There is no new funding associated w ith the initiative, and medical schools will make their own decisions about how to integrate more training and research into PTSD and traumatic brain injury into their curriculum. T he first lady also headlined fundraisers in Richmond and C harlottesville, Va., on Wednesday to raise money for the Democratic National Committee and PresidentB arack Obamas re-election campaign. First lady tackling medical treatment for vets MCT Michelle Obama addresses soldiers Wednesday in Fort Bragg, N.C. Homicide drops off US list of top causes of death First time since 1965 The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K O n Dec. 9, Newt Gingrich made a startling statement on cable TV: The Palestinians are an invented people. Is he right? Hi, my name is Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from The Way Church, and I like a word with you. Did Gingrich ever step on a lot of toes with that statement! But what is the truth? Lets look at history. The name Palestine goes all the way back to the people called Philistines. They lived in the area of what is known today as the Gaza strip. The Bible makes numerous remarks about them. They were always the enemy of the Israelites. When Rome wiped out every trace of Jews in Israel in the war of 135 AD under the emperor Hadrian, the Roman province was renamed Syria Palestina. Some Arabs relocated to Palestina from Syria, but over all the land stayed very barren and unpopulated until the 20th Century. After Rome, it was the Ottoman Empire that controlled Palestine. In 1785, only 200,000 mostly Arabs populated the land. In 1850, the number grew to 350,000. As Israelis started to come back to their homeland, that number grew to 1.9 million in 1948 and today there are7 million people living in Israel. Palestine was never an independent state and never had a king or president. In 1922, the English captured Jerusalem and in 1948 the UN decided to create a new state of Israel and to create a new Arab state. The Jews accepted the UN mand ate, but the Arabs did not. That led to numerous wars in the region and to this day no peace is found in the Middle East. Biblically, it is very clear that the Jews will once again come to their homeland in the end times. Ezekiel chapters 36-37 are very precise about that: I will multiply the number of people upon you, even the whole house of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. I will increase the number of men and animals upon you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more then before. (Ezekiel 36:10-11 NIV) Yes, the stage is set for the second coming of Jesus. Reinhold Buxbaum is Pastor of The Way Church. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Atonement Lutheran C hurch, ELCAS EBRING This Sunday is the Second Sunday after Epiphany. The Sunday worship service with Communion will be led byD eacon David Thoresen. Lector/Assistant will be Ron Fitzpatrick. Bible study will resume Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. withS haron Palmer as leader. Agape dinner with pot roast and moose roast with coffee provided will be at 5 p.m. on Jan. 22. Please bringa dish to pass such as salad or dessert. Informal worship service with Communionf ollows. Everyone welcome.Avon Park Church of ChristA VON PARK The Sunday morning message will be delivered by FrankP arker. The Lords Supper is served every Sunday. T he Sunday evening service will be adevotional with a finger food fellowship to follow. There will be a dinner at a l ocal restaurant for all members and their guests on T uesday evening. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. ForestA ve. For information call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSSEBRING This Sunday morning, Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled What WillY ou Do with the Body? The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 471-2663o r search the Internet for christlutheranavonpark.org/.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Life. The keynotei s from Psalms 118:14,17, The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation...shall not die butl ive, and declare the works of the Lord. The church is at 146 N. Franklin Street.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring them essage titled Witnesses of Truth: Part 8 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is studying the Gospel ofJ ohn. E astside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID S unday morning at 10:15 a.m. there will be a very spec ial Yellow Ribbon Rally. Presented by Cecil Todd, founder and president ofR evival Fires Ministry, the rally is dedicated to celebrati ng our freedoms, supporting our troops who are valiantly serving our country in Iraq, honoring our veterans and providing Bibles for our sol-d iers deployed to Iraq. Revival Fires Ministry has a ssisted in the Bible distribution program for our troops during the past foury ears. During this time more than 100,000 Bibles have b een provided to our soldiers by Revival Fires. The ministry provided 50,000 Bibles d uring Desert Storm. After the rally will be the monthly potluck. Then, to round out the day, members will head over to the LakeP lacid Care Center for the monthly Worship Service in the Alzheimers unit at 1:30. This Sunday there will be a special presentation by J ose Maldonado from Christian Financial R esources. Due to the potluck, the Agape Cafe willb e closed this week. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Avenue in Lake Placid, two miles east of U.S. 27 on C.R 621. Call4 65-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will delivert he Sunday morning sermon, The Lord Calls, with S cripture taken from I Samuel 3:1-20. The church is 1.7 miles w est of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road Call 471-1999 or visit s ebringemmanuelucc.com/.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morning, thechurch cele-b rates Second Sunday after Epiphany. Pastor Gary Kindles will be delivering his sermon entitled A Second Time from Jonah 3:1-5, 10. Open Prayer Time is T uesday night and Wednesday Bible study is on t he book of John. Faiths Closet/Thrift Shop offers donated items that are in good condition for resale. Overstocked items areo ffered at half-price one week each month. Surplus i tems are also donated to other needy people and organizations. This week as hipment is going to the eastern area of the Navajo N ation. Help is available to individuals who come to the Thrift Shop with an emerg ency need. Faiths Closet/Thrift Shop hours are: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Form ore information, call 3852782.First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Created B y God To Do Good is this weeks Sunday morning ser-m on that Pastor Greg Ratliff will be delivering with Ephesians 2:10 as the Scripture: For we are Gods handiwork, created in ChristJ esus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Arey ou prepared to do good as God would have for you to d o? Sunday, Jan. 29, the church will be viewing then ewly released movie Courageous at 6 p.m. No a dmission will be charged. If you would like a ticket call the church office during the w eek, Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. until 3 p.m. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W.C amphor St. (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or email email@example.com/.n. The church website isw ww.firstchristianap.com/.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be HowardL ewis, Diane Beidler and Anna Coley. Communion will be served. Greeting the congregatio n will be Paul and SharonW iseman. Helping us to celebrate Laity Sunday is Alice Wright, whose sermon is titled, From Darkness Into Light, with Scripture from Ephesians 2:8-10. For more information, ca ll 385-0352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On S unday morning, Pastor Bo b Johnsons sermon is entitled Singleness and Calling b ased on I Corinthians 7:25 39. T he choirs introit will be The Lord, He is God and the anthem will be Be Thou M y Vision. S unday School is available for all ages. The adult Sunday school class is continuing their study of David i n II Samuel 19 in which David returns to Jerusalem. Wendy Garcia is teaching t he youth class and their le s sons discuss how the Bible applies to life today. The Combined 50th Anniversary Committee wi ll m eet at 2 p.m. The Womens Ministries Executive Board w ill meet at 4 p.m. On Monday, Jan. 16, the church office will be closed T he Crafty Ladies will meet and the choir will practice. W ednesday Bible study, e ntitled The Basics of the Faith, will be led by Pasto r B ob Johnson. The Family Potluck will be at 6 p.m. Rev. Tim Ostuerlund wills peak on his trips to China. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID Pastor Ray Cameron of First Presbyterian Church, 117 N. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 13, 2012Page 7B LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 1/6,13,20,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 4 4 8 8 2 4/7; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 1/13/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 5 5 8 8 64 WEST COLLISION; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 1/13/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 6 6 2 2 RELIGION Who are the Palestinians? Guest Column Reinhold Buxbaum Courtesy photo Everyone is invited to hear the Ditchfield Family Singers in concert in the Tabernacle at Avon Park Camp, across from Walmart, on Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. There is no direct charge for the concert, but an offering will be received. The Ditchfield Family of Sarasota have been performing for 15 years and will be sharing a wide variety of music, from traditional hymns to contemporary songs of praise, with solos, duets, trios, quartets, and the full-family ensemble. 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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, January 13, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun t hat 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 c ome 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 B ible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+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; Scott King, interim youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6:30p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:00 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 453-6681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. 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 c hanging Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863ebsite: www.fbclp.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible S tudy, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CA THOLIC 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, email@example.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., firstname.lastname@example.org; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31 Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. T hursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Oak Ave., Lake Placid, will continue a four-week sermon series, Forgiveness Myths. Christians know that forgiveness is not optional. We cannot stand before a holy God without forgiveness. And forgiven people are called to for-g ive. First Presbyterian Church of SebringS EBRING Christian Conflict is the title of Sunday mornings sermon, with Scripture taken from Matthew 3:1-12 and Galatians 5:16-23. Y outh Group meets Tuesday afternoon for middle school and high school students in the fellow-s hip hall for Bible study, sport activities, homework time and dinner. T hursday will be the Bonclarken Gift Workshop, 9:30 a.m.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING The Rev. A.C. B ryant will bring the message at all three services this Sunday morning: Peter Meets Cornelius from Acts 10:23-43. Call the church office for inform ation at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine St. T he website is www.sebringfirst umc.com/.Grace Pointe ChurchS EBRING Grace Pointe Church is at 200 Lark Ave. in the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. T uesday in Home Bible Study Pastor Zimmer starts a new series Unveiling New Testament Mysteries. The word mystery is used 21 times in the New T estament. This new study will unveil the truths that lie behind the mysteries. For the kids, Bible study and crafts. S unday, the River renewal sermon series continues with Making the Wilderness a Pasture. V isit www.gracepointeministries.net/. Call (863H eartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted M oores sermon this Sunday will be If You Are Religious with S cripture from James 1:22-27. Communion is offered during the s ervice weekly. The service will also include the H eartland Singers singing I Thirst and Mary VanHooreweghe a nd Flossi Moore singing God, Shed His Grace On Us. Tuesday night adult Bible study is Evolution, Creation, the BigT heory taught by Pastor Ted M oore. Wednesday young adult and childrens programs are taught by George Kelly, Amanda and JonA rmentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a free meal. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchL AKE PLACID Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and theC elebration Service in the Sanctuary. Pastor Jerry McCauley will p reach at the New Song Contemporary Worship Service in R ob Reynolds Hall on the subject Glorious Victory In 2012. The Worship Praise Band will lead thes ervice The Church is at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morni ng Bible lesson Preserving a Remnant is taken from Genesis 45 ( King James Version). Pastor Jim S caggs will bring the Sunday morning and evening worship messages. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and bible study, continuing in I Corinthians 1.St. John United Methodist Church SEBRING Faith: Eyes to S ee the Unseen with biblical refe rence from Hebrews 11:1-3 will be the message at all three Sunday services. Director of Christian Education David Averill will be preaching. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Nursery is provided at all services.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING What is the Church? is the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by theR ev. Don Davis. Scripture will be t aken from I Corinthians 12:27-31 and 13:1-13.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. David A ltman will speak from the book of Philippians in the Sunday morning worship service. Childrens church and a nursery are available. H e will speak on, The Profit of Doctrine evening worship service. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. Call 385-0752.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8 170 Cozumel Lane. Rev. Clyde Weavers Sunday morning sermon will be Having Gifts, Use Them. Potluck follows the service.The Way Church SEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums Sunday morning mess age will be The New Covenant. The Lords Supper will be o bserved. T he Difference Makers Youth meet Sunday and Wednesdaye venings. The Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. Church phone is 471-6140 and the pastors cell is 273-3674. For church information and the pastors messages go to www.thew aychurch.org/. Continued from page 7B RELIGION
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 13, 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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; 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, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Special service for deafSEBRING Aspecial S unday morning for all deaf, and those interested in deaf m inistry will be held at 11 a.m. today at Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Amissionary couple, Mike and Glenda Coupe, will explain their passion for the Lord, the deaf and the geographical location of Dominica. The church is at 1 708 LaGrange Ave. Ladies Birthday Party setA VON PARK The w omen of First Christian Church of Avon Park would like to invite all women toa ttend the annual Ladies B irthday Party at the church a t 1016 WCamphor St. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 p .m. T he program will feature a drama of a female from the B ible done by Jimmie Butts of Avon Park. There will be food, fellowship and fun at the party. Tickets are $4 each and can be purchasedb y contacting the church office at 453-5334. The deadline is Wednesday.G arage sale is SaturdaySEBRING Spring Lake U nited Methodist Church at 8170 Cozumel Lane in Sebring (one quarter milee ast of hardware store on U.S. 98) will have its annual g arage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. There will be pre-loved t reasures and a bake sale. They will be serving breakf ast (French toast and sausage and breakfast casser ole) and lunch (vegetable beef soup, Italian sausages and sloppy joes).Rvivial at Bethel BaptistLAKE PLACID Bethel Baptist Church, 216 E. Park St., invites the public toa ttend revival services beginning Sunday through Friday. G uest speaker will be Evangelist Dale Augiar and guest singers will be Dona nd Carol Merritt from New York. E vangelist Augiar wil be teaching the adult Bible class Sunday morning andp reaching during the evangelistic service. T he Merritts will also be singing at each hour service. S unday night service will begin at 6 p.m. and the evening services Monday through Friday will begin at 7 p.m. Call 633-9294.Organ concert planned SundayLAKE PLACID The H ighlands County Community is invited to an organ concert given by Dr.J ohn Behnke at the First Presbyterian Church, Lake Placid, 117 N. Oak Ave., onS unday starting at 4 p.m. Treats will be served in our c ourtyard at 3:30 p.m. For more information, you may call 465-2742. D r. John Behnke is Professor of Music at C oncordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin where he teaches organ and directs The Alleluia Ringers, Concordias touring handbellc hoir. Dr. Behnke is also the director of the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble, a community handbell choir sponsored by ConcordiaU niversity and comprised of 14 auditioned members from the Milwaukee metropolitan area. He is also organist at Historic Trinity Evangelical.L utheran Church in downtown Milwaukee where he plays on an 1878 Schuelke organ. Acomplete works listing c an be found online at www.johnbehnke.com/.W omens Winter Event plannedS EBRING The Orange Blossom Baptist Association i s sponsoring a Womens Winter Event, AWord Fitly Spoken..., Saturday, Jan.2 8. Registration is from 8:30-9 a.m. and the confere nce is from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Sebrings fellowship hall, 200 E. Center Ave., just off the Dircle in downtown Sebring. T his day events theme is based on AWord Fitly S poken ... (Proverbs 25:11) a nd is a must for moms, grandmoms, teachers, nurses and women in a nurturing role. The program contains praise and worship, book study, lunch, ministry networking and testimonies, panel discussion and prayer. Program guests include Cindy Finch (local pastors wife, teacher, former house p arent in childrens home); Helen Yates (pastors wife, former Florida Baptist C onvention Womens Missions and Ministries D epartment president, and regional consultant, Region 5 ); Suzette Gibson (recording secretary, Florida Bapti s t Convention Womens Missions and Ministries D epartment, former regional consultant, Region 7); Mary RELIGION RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in t he following Fridas paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 3852453; send e-mail to email@example.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. C ontinued on page 10B Snapshots
C M Y K SEBRING With the C hristmas/New Year celebrations over, we now enter the Florida winter season with frigid temperatures and our lawns looking like aH alloween display dressed with all kinds of weird protective covers on flowers and shrubs. Thankfully, wintery days are normally short livedp resuming our meteorologists are correct. It is, however, sad to hear the destruction of tomato crops in such a short time plus the expense growers face with these freezes. W e do say with pride how attractive our park looked, e specially Christmas Eve. As we returned from church the view was so impressive witht he lighted luminaries and decorative homes. One cannot h elp thinking, perhaps Bethlehem appeared this way to strangers entering the city those many years ago. We do thank John Haag (andh elpers) for their efforts organizing, placing, lighting a nd storing the containers for another year. Also, thank you to Wendy Johnson for organ-i zing the Christmas Eve party which approximately 50 folks e njoyed. Kudos to all. Welcome back to Gail Friesen, one of our newer res-i dents; Gary Amell and Alan Roberts; Paul Demler and Mary Eggers. Also, welcome t o Calvin and Marjorie Cerda who have purchased the form er Dupree residence on Woodbine. Calvin and Marjorie are formerly from Claremont, N.H., but now reside in North Carolina. HalJ ohnson will tell you we now have five families from Claremont wintering at Town and Country. Welcome to all recent Snowbird returnees. Congratulations to Bill and Connie Mullen on CooperS treet, the January selection for Home of the Month by o ur managers. Enjoy the honor and the $25 gift certificate to a favorite restaurant. Election of officers was held at the JanuaryH omeowners Association meeting on Jan. 2. Mark Sims was elected vice president; Bette Chapel re-elected as treasurer; Ron Ross votedi nto the trustee position. Completing the Home Owners Association Board is Hal Johnson, president; Daphne Rigel, secretary; Ray Young, trustee. Sincere thanks to Bill Wyse, retiring vice pPresident, after six years service. Thank you also to Ruth Lee for her service as Trustee. Congratulations to the new members and all officers for service and leadership. We realize the Boards job is not always easy but we do pray for guidance as they make decisions relating to the park constituents. Thank you also to Daphne Rigel for completing the 2012 Town and Country directory. Daphnes role as secretary covers many facets and we recognize her for accepting these additions so graciously and willingly. We also appreciate Janet Johns for compiling and printing the monthly newsletter. Also to Michelle Johns for selling breakfast tickets monthly. Steve Rainey, a Medicaid specialist, conducted an informative seminar concerning SeniorsAsset and Family Estate (SAVE) Planning at the clubhouse on Jan. 9. Steve has been in business for more than 20 years and is considered by many to be one of the foremost authorities in Medicaid planning. Thank you for sharing information concerning this very important subject. Our managers advise the 15 mph speed limit is being violated by golf cart and vehicle drivers alike. Also, underage children are operating golf carts illegally. Obedience to vehicle rules applies to ourr esidents and all visitors or contractors entering the park. We urge everyone to be vigilant and respect rules of the park. U pcoming activities include: Park breakfast will be 8-9 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 14. Destination for a second Ladies Luncheon onW ednesday, Jan. 25 will be announced. All regular activities are ongoing according to previous schedules. Note our garbage pickup dates haveb een changed to Tuesday and Fridays. Our annual park-wide yard s ales will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 28. Many folks have signedu p for this event so listen up, Sebring! Refreshments and b aked goods will be available for purchase at the clubhouse starting 8 a.m. Wendy hasg ate help and golf cart service for those needing assistance. V ehicles are not allowed into the park but parking is available along Cooper Road. Welcome to all visitors; check out model homes and resales,b oth of which are available. The Diary of Anne Frank i s the current production of Highlands Little Theatre showing Jan. 13-29. Of par-t icular interest, our own Allan Grossman is directing and L inda, his wife, has a leading role. Allan and Linda are active participants of the L ittle Theater but this is Allans first director role in a number of years. Best wishes to both! Great news concerning C rystal Trombley. Her surgery went well and presuming test results are acceptable, she and Larry will be traveling south soon. Needless to say,t hey are anxious to be in Sebring and we are so thankf ul for the good news. Marian Hibbard continues to recuper-a te well from knee surgery and is working very hard at her physical therapy. John Haag is recovering slowly from near pneumonia plus isw earing a knee brace. My hubby, Chuck, is nearly back to normal after a knee problem for nearly a month. Shirley Lowe had surgery onT uesday, Jan. 10. We trust her recuperation will go well. Sincere sympathy is extended to Gary and Joyce Glassbrook on the passing of Garys mother on Jan. 2. She had been a Lake Placid resident since 1986. Congratulations to Lee and Shirley Lundgren on the birth of a new great grandchild, Aubrey Elise, to daughter Michelle (and Aaron) in Minnesota. Shirley has been north for two weeks enjoying and assisting the family. January birthdays include Shirley Lowe, Carl Gibbons, Helen and George Dambrowitz, Julia Hennebery, Bill Mattson, Larry Garbert, Tom Bogaczyk, Claudia McManus and Jerry Shipley. Congratulations to all! LAKE PLACID Baby, its cold outside. When you lose 40 degrees in one day, you notice it. We covered up our outside flowers hoping to get them safely through this cold spell. The cold wind wasa blast from the past, if you were walking or riding your bicycle, it made you think of the northern winters that you had left behind. Our emcee, Peggy Sue Teague, greeted us on our first Monday morning coffee in the New Year, Jan. 2. Don and Ruth Ann Walls made the coffee and furnished the doughnuts. The reason for the doughnuts, just because they wanted to. Blood pressure checks were taken as they are on the first Monday of the month. Carol Oldham and BarbaraB roadbent will check them before the coffee in the library. Peggy Sue read off all the birthdays but only Jim Hogana nd Kay Weber stood up. We sang Happy Birthday to them with the help of a new pianist, Ruth Ann Walls. The anniversary couples wereS tephen and Nancy Matiarz and Ray and Shirley York. Our Sunshine Gal read the names of people in our park who need our prayers and bestw ishes: Andy Anderson, Bob Smith, Bub Dawson and Stephen Marziarz. BarbaraM yers has passed away, formerly of this park. Former residents Jerry and J oyce Springman were visiting friends Pat and Bart Wahl a nd it was so good to see them at the coffee. Jerry and Joyce used to lead the water exercis-e s when they lived here. Monday afternoon line d ancing classes started under the direction of Helen Todd. Even if you havent ever done it before, go and have a good time. Barbara Broadbentsl ow aerobics class starts on Wednesday and Friday. Grace B eckers exercise class on Tuesday and Thursday, come and lose those pounds thaty ou put on over the holidays. The Harbor Lites Book G roup will meet Jan. 19 at Paula Bannisters home. We will be discussing the book, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese and Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo. The first dance of the seas on is coming on Saturday, Jan. 28. Larry Musgrave will be providing the music from 7-10 p.m. The theme is the s and s, so dressa ccordingly if you can. Eunice Brown held the l adies coffee meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Carol Noelm ade the coffee. There were 24 women present. Paula Bannister and Carol Noel took it upon themselves to update the first aid kit so its helpfult o those in need. Paula Bannister is already working on Relay for Life and told us how things are progressing. s. Judy Muise continues to h old Water Color Paint classes in her home on Thursday mornings and afternoons. The Military Soup and Sandwich meal is planned for Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. On the menu will be bean soup, chickens oup and ham salad sandwiches. Come and enjoy. Everyone is looking forward to the Hobby Show that is planned for Sunday after-n oon, Feb. 19. Tables are going if you havent signed up yet, please do so. Heather Snoddy and Marilyn Cromer are in charge of the show. M onday evening, Jan. 2, was the Homeowners Association meeting. Prior to the meeting was the ice cream social held from 6-7 p.m. Ont he agenda was to announce the names of the people elected to the Board that had takenp lace earlier in the day. The three elected were Vicki Echelberry, Ed Cromer andL ouis Wackershauser. It was the evening when all chairpers ons make a report of their committees for the year. Nella TenBroeke has again t aken the job of arranging to have the Tropical Harbor telep hone directory printed on Jan. 15. If you have a change of address or phone number, please call Lynn in the office. The Tropical Harbor Mens B reakfast Group goes out to eat the first Tuesday of each m onth at 8 a.m. Up to now theyve been going to the Family Restaurant. P eople ask me about my granddaughter, Chantel W hite, the archaeologist. Thank you. At present, she is not on a dig in a foreign count ry. She is finishing her Ph.D. at B.U. and has moved to South Bend, Ind., to begin a position as a visiting researcher at theU niversity of Notre Dame. She is working in the Department of Anthropology and setting up a paleoethnobotany laboratory to analyzet he charred seeds from a 4,500-year-old archaeological s ite in Jordan along the Dead Sea. Woodhaven Estates bridgeHere are the bridge scores f or this week: Party Bridge: First: Doris Sorgen; Second: Sandra Wickstrom; Third: Ray Krahn Duplicate Bridge: First: L aurie LaBerge and Jeanne Sisson; second: Ken Meyer and Ray Krahn; third: Pauline Biggerstaff and Dee Hayes. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, January 13, 2012www.newssun.com MCKINNEY SEWING; 3.639"; 8"; Black; 1/11,13; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 7 7 6 6 5 5 Lou Hendry (pastors wife, Florida Baptist Conventions Sanctity of Human Life director with Florida Baptist Childrens Homes, former pregnancy care center director); and Pam Whitaker (director of Campus Ministries, Florida Baptist Childrens Homes, Lakeland). For registration form and tickets for lunch ($10 each person), contact the Orange Blossom Baptist Association by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 452-1282. Deadline for ticket purchase is Monday. New Life Anglican Fellowship moving to new locationLAKE PLACID New Life Anglican Fellowship, an orthodox Anglican parish in the Gulf Atlantic Diocese of the Anglican Church of North America, is moving its place of worship to the Lake Placid Womans Club at 10 North Main Avenue on Sunday. The fellowship has outgrown its previous place of worship at 370 East Interlake Blvd. The worship service, which is a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary praise and worship songs, is held every Sunday morning, followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments. New Life Anglican Fellowship is a missionary fellowship out of Servants of Christ Anglican Church in Gainesville. The Rt. Rev. Neil Lebhar, Bishop of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese, has given the task of establishing an orthodox Anglican presence in Highlands County to Deacon Susan T. Rhodes and her husband, David W. Rhodes, both of whom are local attorneys.Happening at Sebring Christian ChurchSEBRING Tom Shelton will be in concert 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at Sebring Christian Church. No cost for the concert, buta love offering will be accepted. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28 will be a Relay For Life Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year, the church is accepting donations for the sale from the public and all money for the sale will go directly to Relay for Life. If you have items you would like to donate to this sale call the church office at 382-6676. Sunday Jan. 29, Grace Harmony is in concert 6:30 p.m. No cost for the concert, but a love offering will be accepted. Continued from page 9B Perhaps we do not stop and think often, but every decision has a consequence.O f course, we may not keep records of many of those decisions but the effects are before us. Another sobering thought is that the decisionsw hether good or bad have results. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. (Galatians 6:7 S ince we learn best by example, Almighty God t hrough His Word has given us living examples of good and bad choices and thee ffects of each. We are able to learn from those who m ake decisions for selfish interest contrasted to those who consider the effect on others; those who act with unsettled convictions asc ontrasted to others who have a fixed goal and purp ose; those who act rashly matched against those who stop and think of the conse-q uences on self and others. Achans decision to see, c ovet, and take (Joshua 7:20,21) was selfish and did not consider the effect ono thers, whereas Esther based her decision If I perish, I perish (Esther 4:16 w holly on how it would effect her nation of people. D avids rash decision with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:25) effected many others tragically. Josephs decision when faced with a familiars ituation (Genesis 39:7-9 carefully considered the consequences on others and therefore, made the right choice. Samsons life was adversely effected because of his unsettled convictions( Judges 16:15-17) but Daniels fixed purpose and g oal safely guided him through some difficult decisions. (Daniel 1:8Ananias and Sapphiras decision to lie/deceive (Acts 5:1-10i n sharp contrast to Barnabaschoice to be open and honest. (Acts 4:34-37 Now, two facts regarding decisions/choices: First,t here are decisions we make where the effects cannot be changed/reversed. Second, there are bad choices thatw e make than can be reversed before the full effect takes place. Davids affair with Bathsheba resulted in deaths which could not ber eversed but, thanks to Gods mercy, David could b e forgiven. (Psalm 51The thousands of Jews present on Pentecost were told youh ave taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and p ut to death (Acts 2:23 Jesus, the Messiah. There was an effect they could not change but again by the amazing grace throughJ esus and His death they could be forgiven. (Acts 2 :36-41) Naaman made the decision to keep his leprosyw hen he refused to obey the simple instructions of J ehovah God. After some persuasion from his servants, he reversed hisc hoice and was cleansed. (2 Kings 5:1-14) The younger son decided to ask the f ather for his portion of the inheritance and when he r eceived it wasted his possessions with prodigal living. (Luke 15:13When he was down with the swine, he woke up and realized heh ad made a bad choice. What is interesting about his wake up call is that he followed through with his promise made while in the hog pen. How often is this not the case? In a situa-t ion caused by wrong choices, one will make all kinds o f promises to their Creator or others to help them out of the mess, and when things improve, many forget the promises. Frank Parker can be reached a t email@example.com. G uest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun Decision, decisions RELIGION FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Guest Column F rank Parker Snapshots Town and Country Mobile Home Park By Janet Day Tropical Harbor Estates By Arlene Clouston
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, January 13, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 1/13/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 5 5 5 5 By CHRISTYLEMIRE A PMovie CriticI f some incarnation of Glee were to be developed for the Christian B roadcasting Network, it would probably look a lot l ike Joyful Noise. Youve got your squeakyclean reworkings of pop tunes from various decades, which are intended to pleasev iewers of all ages; some romance, although nothing too hot and heavy; and a large dollop of prayer, as the characters struggle to find answers with the Lords help. Its really rather cannyt he way writer-director Todd Graffs film caters to these l arge, wholesome audiences ones that are largely underserved in mainstream multiplex fare all at once. But that doesnt mean its e ffective as entertainment. Especially during the musical numbers which theoretically should serve as the most rousing source of emo-t ion, since the film is about a gospel choir theres a weird disconnect, a sense that the songs are simultaneously overproduced and hollow, and repeated cutaways to reaction shots of singers nodding and smiling further undermine their cohesion. A powerful performance of Michael Jacksons Man in the Mirror toward the start is a rare exception. If theres one useful nugget to be gleaned here,t hough, its that virtually anything can be turned into a gospel song; apparently eah by Usher could be about Jesus if you wanted itt o be. Aprogressive push for contemporary music vs. the tug of traditional spiritual tunes is at the core of Joyful Noise and represents the primary source of tension. Thats how little is at stake here. When the church choir in depressed, small-town Pacashau, Ga., loses its leader (Kris Kristofferson) toa heart attack, veteran singer Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah is tapped to take over, rather than the late directorsw idow, G.G. Sparrow (Dolly Parton). Vi Rose is a modest, conservative Christian nurse r aising her two teenage kids on her own while her husb ands away serving in the Army. G.G. is all sass and big hair and folksy metaphors, usually involving animals: Theres alwaysf ree cheese in the mousetrap, but trust me, the mice there aint happy. Its who you might imagine Partons Steel Magnolias character had become a couple decades later, if you were top onder such questions. Anyway, Vi Rose and G .G. hurl passive-aggressive barbs at each other in a continuation of a long-standing hatred thats never fully explained, and probablys hould have been. Guess they just plain dont like each other. So when G.G.s nebulously naughty grandson, Randy (Jeremy Jordanm oves back to town and promptly falls for Vi Roses blossoming, 16-year-old songbird daughter, Olivia (Keke Palmers animosity boils over and threatens to destroy the entire choir as we know it right as theyre gaining momentum in the annual National Joyful Noise Competition. Graff, who previously directed the similarly musical Camp and Bandslam, jumps around awkwardly between catfights, performances and s urreptitious snuggle sessions between the two young stars, both of whom can really sing (Jordan has appeared on Broadway in Bonnie and Clyde). Sometimes Graff veers wildly off course, as he does w ith a subplot in which a female church singer has sex w ith one of her fellow choir members, and when he dies soon afterward, shes branded as a man-killer throughout the nationwide gospelchoir circuit. Afantasy duet in which G.G. and her late h usband sing and dance in the front yard goes on for ane ternity. Theres also a subplot in which Randy tries to prove himself to Vi Rose by taking her teenage son with Aspergers syndrome (Dexter Darden wing; clearly the film means well by including this storyline but it feels wedged-in from a narrative perspective. Except for a climactic confrontation in which Vi Rose finally snaps and unleashes her frustration on the rebellious, ungrateful Olivia, very few sounds in Joyful Noise ring true. D earAbby: I have been accepted to a school thats the alma mater of several of my relatives. My mother, several aunts and otherf amily members all belonged to one sorority at this college. They are urging me to pledge there and uphold the family tradition. T hey say they had some of the best times of their lives as members of thats orority chapter. The members do well academically, as the sorority insists on it.T hey made lifelong friends, and their sorority c ontacts have been extremely helpful personally and professionally. A lthough this chapter is very exclusive and accepts o nly the best-of-the-best, I will have no problems getting in, not only because of my academic record but also because Im a lega-c y. So whats the problem? T his sorority chapter still uses the paddle. Technically they dont haze that is, have any initiation stunts but they do u se the paddle for disciplinary purposes. When I mention my conc erns about the paddling to my mother and aunts, they say I should suck it up, as the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages.O ne of my aunts said she thinks the rules and discipline would be beneficial for me because she considers me kind of a wildc hild. Abby, I dont know if y ou know anything about sororities, but Im askingf or an objective opinion from someone not directly involved. Possibly Paddled Pledge D earP.P.P.: I joined a sorority in college, and I NEVER heard of a sorority hitting pledges or active members. Some fraternitiesm ay have allowed it, but certainly not sororities. Whether your aunt thinks you could use the discipline is beside the point. Striking someone with a paddle is assault with a weapon. Ayoung man died a short time ago in Florida because of the kind of hazing this national organization is winking at. Are young women who behave that way really the kind of people you would like to be lifelong friends? If not, then pass on that sorority! D earAbby: My son is chronologically 12 and the s ize of an adult, but emotionally he is age 5. Hes a moderately functioningc hild with autism, ADHD and behavioral issues. P LEASE let people know that just because they cant see a disability does not mean there isnt one. I often get dirty looks andr ude comments, and I am extremely frustrated with i t. Being nice or ignoring it does no good. I know my sons behavi or can be childish, rude or inappropriate at times. I h ave been fighting this battle every day since he was 2. I have seen every doctora nd therapist available and exhausted every resource I could find, and now we h ave either aged out or my son isnt bad enough to b e eligible. However, he is still difficult to handle, and I still need to buy groceries and run errands. Sometimest hat parent you are giving the dirty looks to is near the end of her rope and could use a little compassion or at least silence from the peanut gallery. What you see isnt always whaty ou get. Struggling Mom in L ong Beach, Miss. DearStruggling Mom: Please accept my sympathy. As you and other parents of children with dis-a bilities deal with the realities of daily living, the last thing you (or they criticism from strangers. If someone makes a commento r gives you a look, you should say, My son cant help himself; hes autistic. Its the truth. Dear Abby is written by Abigail V an Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Sorority sisters who support paddling are behind the times DIVERSIONS Dear Abby M CT D olly Parton (leftrow and Queen Latifah stars as Vi Rose Hill in Joyful Noise. Joyful Noise never really sings Movie Review Film Title Rating: PG-13 (some language, including a sexual reference) Running time: 118 minutes R eview: (of 4 By LYNN ELBER APTelevision WriterPASADENA, Calif. The producers of Desperate Housewives say the series finale will leave a few loose ends hanging, but cautioned fans against awaiting a reunion movie. Creator Marc Cherry said that eight seasons have given the ABC series time to plumb the depths of the characters played by Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman and others in the ensemble cast. Desperate Housewives will air its final episode this spring. Hes very satisfied with where the series stands, Cherry told the Television Critics Association on Tuesday, the actors alongside him. Cherry contrasted Desperate Housewives with Sex and the City, which did fewer episodes and followed its HBO run with two big-screen movies. Referring to the Middle East-set Sex and the City 2, which received largely negative reviews, Cherry quipped: Im just never sending these gals to Dubai. He remained mostly mum about how his series will conclude, saying some old, familiar characters will return, but that the rest is a secret and Im being hyperprotective of it. Fellow executive producer Bob Daily said the last year of Desperate Housewives will include echoes of season one and serve as a bookend to it. Whatever the final act, its one that Cherry said hes been carrying in his head since the show went on the air. Although the shows writers are embellishing his vision, the general premise has always been the same, he said. Hes also going to keep his promise to make a cameo appearance before the lights go out on Wisteria Lane. Im gonna do a Hitchcock, he said, referring to Alfred Hitchcocks tradition of popping up in his films. The hair and makeup people will go through more hell that day than they ever have. Desperate Housewives creator chills movie hopes Im just never sending those girls to Dubai.MARCCHERRY show creator Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876
C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, January 13, 2012 Just a few simple projects a month, and you can make this the year your house stays in tip-top shapeB YJOAN MORRIS/CONTRACOSTATIMESREID BROWN/SAN JOSE MERCURYNEWS /MCT FEBRUARYY ou know whats romantic? Fixing that leaky toilet. Well, no, its not, but it will be more appreciated than that $ 26 box of chocolates. To check for leaks, add a drop or two of food coloring in the tank at bedtime. If the water i n the bowl is tinged the same color, your flapper is leaking. Its an easy fix by replacing the mechanism. And while youre in a bathroom state of mind, how about replacing those old shower heads with low-flow models? Check with your water provider for deals or discounts. Afew minutes of w ork can save a lot of water and money throughout the year.MARCHC an you feel it? Spring is just around the corner. Time to get the house and yard ready for the warm weather and s unshine. Start by fixing window screens, repairing sagging fences and arbors, and making sure your deck is s hipshape. Now would be a good time to give the deck a good cleaning and a fresh coat of sealer. Check for dry and rotted wood. Consider renting a power washer to scrub the deck, siding, driveway and even your house. And heres something we dont think about often: the mailbox. Do you need a new one? Or maybe the o ld one would look better with a new paint job? Stretch those creative muscles and paint a unique design.JUNEBefore you hang the stars and stripes for Flag Day, check your flagpole holder to make sure it's still secure. As we reach the midway point in the year, check that list of projects you made in J anuary. How are you doing? Rethink the list by moving some projects to theb ottom, some to the top and adding a few more. Then look at all those "once a year" chores, such as cleaning behind the refrigerator and vacuuming coils, checking and replacing, if needed, thew ater hoses to the washing machine, checking for leaks under the sinks and d ishwasher, and testing circuit breakers. If you haven't already, label the breakers so you'll know what switch controls what part of the house.JULYWe may be cranking up the air conditioner this month, so make sure the condensation drip tube flows freely. And take the time to update your emergency kit. Dont have one? Then make o ne. Experts recommend a three-day supply of drinking water and food youd ont have to refrigerate or cook; first aid supplies; a portable NOAAweather r adio; a wrench and other basic tools; a flashlight; work gloves; emergency cooking equipment; portable lanterns;f resh batteries for each piece of equipment; clothing; blankets; baby items; p rescription medications; extra car and house keys; extra eyeglasses; credit cards and cash; important documents, including insurance policies.OCTOBERU gh, its time to clean those gutters and downspouts. For fun, replace a downspout with a decorative rain chain. Arain barrel or two wouldnt go amiss, either. Time to start wrapping up the house for the coming winter, and dont forget the hot water heater. If its warm to the touch and in an unheated garage or utility room, invest in an insulating blanket. Decorators may hate those ceiling fans, but they can help move warm air around your house. Reverse the fans to blow upward in the winter, pushing warm air across the ceiling and down the walls.NOVEMBERY ou may have some unexpected company this month, and were not talking about crazy Uncle Harry and Aunt Prudence. Were talking, gulp, mice and rats who will be looking for a home in your garage and house. Seal holes in the foundation especially those around pipes and wires and look for places where they might sneak in. An easy way is to plug holes with steel wool. Make sure doors fit at the bottom. Have your fireplace and chimney inspected and cleaned before lighting fires. Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and replace batteries.JANUARYN ew year, fresh start. Instead of making resolutions, make a list of projects you want to complete this y ear, then post it somewhere that youll see it every day. Nothing like a little guilt to motivate you. Be careful w hen taking down those holiday decorations. Pack and label the boxes, invest in some Christmas light reels to keep those strands tidy youll thank us later and take some time to cull out any broken ornaments or decorations you dont care for.APRILA fresh coat of paint can brighten up the old homestead. Not up to painting? Then get outside and scrub that a luminum siding and wash down the stucco. While youre at it, check for damage. Fixing cracks and breaks now c an prevent trouble down the road. And as long as were in a cleaning mood, those windows can use a wash (use newspaper to wash and dry for a streak-free finish). Inside, clean your blinds, ceiling fans and heating/air conditioning vents. Schedule a checkup on your heating and cooling system.MAYAh, May. Memorial Day. Backyard barbecues. Smart you, working on your deck in the spring. Now its time to pull out the Weber and fire up the grill. But before striking a match, remove rust f rom the grill with a little elbow grease and a stiff brush. Freshen up the trimo n your home, wash off your driveway and check for damage that may have w orsened over the winter. This also would be a good time to check the foundation around your home andc rawl space, looking for signs of termite damage. You also can expect to f ind ants out and about. Keep them out of your home by sealing cracks and putting bait traps around. Be careful using them around children and pets.AUGUSTIf youre planning a vacation this month, update your security with door and window alarms, motion-sensor lights and timers. Dont forget to stop newspaper and mail deliveries, and a sk a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on things. Give them contact informa-t ion in case theres an emergency. If youre planning a staycation, how a bout devoting a few hours to organize your gardening and household tools in your garage or shed. Sell or donatet ools that you arent using. Seriously? How many drills and rusty pruners d oes one person need?SEPTEMBERT ake a look at your landscape with an eye toward safety. Your trees grew this spring and summer. Are they crowding power lines or brushing against your roof? Contact a professional to trim them. Check for plants growing too close to the foundation. They can encourage insect damage, weaken the foundation or create a fire hazard. And as loath as we are to admit it, cooler weather is just around the corner. Caulk windows and doors, add weather stripping and new sweeps on doors, and check to see if youve got enough insulation in your attic or crawl spaces and that loose insulation isnt blocking vents.DECEMBERT he first rule of hanging holiday lights and decorations: Stay off the roof. Not only is it dangerous to be up there, you can damage tiles and create leaks in the roof. Dont hammer directly into the roof to secure decorations; youre only asking for problems when it starts raining. If you followed our advice in January about storing lights and decorations, youll be thanking us now when its much easier to work with them. But still be mindful of damaged cords and old lights that may malfunction. Consider replacing older lights with newer LED lights that are safer and more energy efficient.