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C M Y K NEWS-SUNH ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, January 15, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 7 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 67 43C omplete Forecast PAGE 14A Mostly sunny and nice F orecast Question: Are there adequate services to help the homeless locally? Next question: Will the Mentors help the Town of Lake Placid become more efficient? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries James Carron Age 62, of Sebring O bituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 31.2% No 68.8% 099099401007 T otal votes: 61 Arts & Entertainment5B Business/Money9A Chalk Talk12B Classifieds11A Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Environment11B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscopes13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B News from the Watershed11B Pause and Consider13B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 6 6 1 1 By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgLAKE PLACID Agroup of volunteers in Lake Placid presented two suggestions to the town council geared to make purchasing and council packet assembly more efficient and transparent. Marlene Barger, chair of the group that is now called Mentors, led the presentation along with members Rachael Osbourne, Bill Compton and Jon Draper. Barger suggested two process improvement flow charts and explained that the group assessed the current processes, met with town employees and established their recommendations as the first step in a more efficient government. Mayor John Holbrook stressed that once the new processes were in place, even the council would be expected to adhere to them. There will be no spending outside this purchasing process, Holbrook directed. The packet process will apply to us as well as to the employees. Holbrook also passed out copies of Roberts Rules of Order and stressed that he would run a better organized meeting by set time limits for input and discussion. The name of the game is accountability. If we are not doing our best to run this town as efficient as we can, we need to be accountable for it, Holbrook said. Auditors told town officials they were in a good financial position, according to Barger, but there was a need for more employee training and accountability. LP Mentors out to add efficiency to town processes Centennial NotebookD ebut of a weekly item with details about the celebration PAGE2ARememberC ounty remembers Martin Luther King Jr. PAGE3A Timely tipsA dvice on how to s ave on your taxes PAGE2 A See MENTORS, page 7A Plans for elections building discussed B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING It is only a matter of weeks now before the Highlands County Fair sets up for its 75th year. In addition to special attractions and events plannedi n celebration, the Heartland Idol will be making a one time only appearance this year. Diana Walker, the force behind the talent shows success, said half the available contestant slots have been filled already. She recommends interested singers not to wait any longer because registration cut-off is Saturday, Jan. 21. This year the format will be different due to the contest taking place at the fair. There will be only one qualifying round, on Jan. 28, right before the fair opens. That starts at 11 a.m. and will continue until all singers have been heard. The semi-final and final sessions both occur on Feb. 12, during the fair. All portions of the contest take place at the Convention Center, which has Heartland Idol says See you at the Fair By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Local officials from S ebring and Highlands County held a meeting Jan. 6 on how to move forward w ith bringing the Kenilworth Building up to code. According to Sebring City A dministrator Scott Noethlich, he met with County Administrator Ricky Helms, C ounty Sebring Building Official Ed White, County Engineer Ramon Gavarrete and County Facilities ManagerD avid Flowers, who attended via telephone. The City of Sebring issued a stop work o rder on the new Supervisor of Elections building Dec. 29, explaining that proper b uilding permits were not in place. Noethlich said the meeting was to get the building back on track to meet proper codes. The end result is that theyve got s ome work to do, Noethlich said Friday. See PLANS, page 7A See IDOL, page 7A C harleyne and Peter Uznanski (above Saturday during the Downtown Sebring Cruise at the Circle. This was the first cruise of the new year with new daytime hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Sebring cruise is scheduled for the second Saturday of every month. Antique cars line the Circle and adjoining spokes Saturday during theS ebring Cruise. Spectators check o ut s variety of classic cars S aturday in downtown Sebring. News-Sun photos by KATARASIMMONS Classics cruise the Circle
C M Y K Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Noon Rotary and The Lake Placid Chamber ofC ommerce presented Eric Goudge the Teacher of the M onth at the monthly chamber meeting last week. LakeP lacid Noon Rotary member Lorraine Hutchins presented the award. Goudge grew up in northwest Missouri and attendedN orthwest Missouri State University and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Business Education. He moved to theS unshine State in 2006 and accepted a job at Lake Placid High School in the Business Department. In those two years in Lake Placid he taught accounting, computer applications and supervised the Dragon Bank, and at the same time coached track and field. He then moved to Tampa and worked on his Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with emphasis on Instructional Technology. Goudge returned to Highlands County after finishing his Masters degree and teaching at Middleton Magnet School in Tampa. He married his wife Erinafter returning to Lake Placid. Goudge began teaching English in 2010 and currently teaches freshman and sophomore English and coaches football, basketball and track and field. He is proud of the schools recent B rating and that it is the first high school in Highlands County to receive that high of a rating. Valerie James was present as Goudges assistant principal for the award of $50 and eacher of the Month. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING The Sebring City Council will hold its second monthly meeting Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Agenda items for the nights meeting are fewer compared to the first meeting this month, but include a few ongoing projects and ordinance changes. Arepresentative from Bowen & Sons will address the council in hopes of discontinuing an exclusive franchise. Correspondence between Brad Bowen and city employees reveal a short period of time that Bowen & Sons collected and disposed of construction waste for the city. The council will also discuss disbursing additional fees to the CivilSurv Design Group, Inc. CivilSurv is the engineering team responsible for the repaving and resurfacing projects that took place last February. CivilSurv has been in continued correspondence with the City of Sebring requesting additional fees for the asphalt remediation and professional services provided to the city. Council will also discuss two different change orders for the Airport Road Water Main Extension Project. Compass Construction, LLC is currently constructing the project and has requested the change order to keep the project in motion. The installation of a vent in the water line, as well as the import of clean fill to offset the muck material at the base of the water line, are the two projects that will be presented to the council Tuesday. The project is funded by a grant that covers 85 percent of both projects; the remaining 15 percent of the two change orders is proposed to be funded by the city. The two Planning and Zoning board member vacancies will be filled during Tuesdays evening. Three applicants Kathy Doherty, Steve Swan and Nadine Tedstone have each applied for the positions. Council will discuss and appoint two of the three applicants to the vacant positions. City Attorney Bob Swaine will present the council with guidance regarding the right-ofway (ROW Ave. The widening of Center Avenue and installation of a sidewalk in 2009 has created a ROWissue as well as an ongoing civil case with property owner Gingerlee Michellindo. Swaine will also present the draft ordinance for residentially zoned district signage. Swaine was instructed to re-draft the ordinance during a previous council meeting. B y JEN BROWN Centennial Marketing ChairThe Centennial Kick-Off C elebration on Jan. 6 was a huge success with a larger than expected crowd. Abig thanks to all who came out for the food, fun and music. H undreds showed up to help kick off the year long celebration. The Circle was full of excitement, as were the spoke streets. NorthR idgewood was filled with table and chairs; people sat and socialized and ate delicious food together. It was a true community event and at rue delight. The celebration began at City Hall, where the parade of dignitaries, alongw ith the vintage and new fire trucks, started their walking parade and the crowdc heered with joy once they turned onto the Circle. T he opening ceremony was fabulous. The Police Color Guard set the stagea nd Nellie Guzman-Ford took it and sang the national a nthem beautifully. Mayor George Hensley read the proclamation, and Dr. James McCall led all in prayer. The Sebring High School Bandk icked off the night filled with wonderful music. The W ings of Faith Praise and Worship band were amazing, as were the Back PorchR evival Band. The California Toe Jam Band got people up and dancing into the night. Aspecial thanks to Harry H avery for running the sound system for the entire event. The Mountain Dew Cloggers danced in the streets and entertained the diners. Local artist James R.H ahn painted live on-site and Tobys Clowns were giving o ut balloons to the children. Food was plentiful with the Sebring Firemen sellingo ut of their delicious barbecue chicken dinners about h alf way through the evening. The Boy Scouts were there with hot dogs and nachos, Sebring High Culinary Club was there withc hili, soups and cotton candy and the Sebring High Band B oosters had strawberry shortcake. Various food vendors had everything fromb urgers, wings and jalapeno poppers to fish, shrimp and g ator bites. Many enjoyed the old-fashioned Draft Style root beer and cream soda, fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade kettle corn, funnel cakes, ice cream and thev ery popular fried Oreos. For those who didnt know a lot of Sebrings history, they had the opportunity to learn more from historicv ideos and photo slides of the earliest years of the city. Rarely seen home movies of George Sebring and slides of yester-year were shown byt he Sebring Public Library on an inflatable jumbo movie screen. We want to say thank you to all the great sponsors thata re participating in our Centennial year. They are helping to move Sebring intot he next 100 years. Did you know? One hundred years ago, G eorge Sebring founded Sebring, nicknamed the city o n the circle. Sebring was founded in 1912. It was named after George Sebring,a pottery manufacturer from Ohio who developed the c ity. The village of Sebring, Ohio is also named for George E. Sebring and his family. O ur Sebring was chartered by the state of Florida in 1 913, and was selected as the county seat of Highlands County when the county wasc reated in 1921. Continuing on through 2012, Sebring will celebrate with special people and events, with the main focusb eing in October, since that is the birth month. Mayor George Hensley urges all citizens, groups, clubs, societies and business-e s to join in the year-long celebration. Go to the website, www.Sebring100.com, and follow on Facebook atw ww.facebook.com/Celebrat eSebringCentennial, call 655-5554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. S pecial thanks to the News-Sun for allowing us the opportunity to keepe veryone up to date and informed on our Centennial Celebration. R ead this article every Sunday for details and u pcoming events and you wont miss a thing.www.facebook.com/Cel ebrateSebringCentennial, call 655-5554 or email e email@example.com to get involved. Special thanks to the News-Sun for allowing us the opportunity to keepe veryone up to date and informed on our Centennial C elebration. Read this article every Sunday for details andu pcoming events and you wont miss a thing. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Change in garbage collectionsAVON PARK In o bservance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the city of Avon Park Public Works will pick up Mondays garbage onT uesday, and Tuesdays garbage on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday collection will remain the same. I f you have any questions, contact the Public Works Department at 4524429. SEBRING There will b e no changes in the city of Sebring garbage pick-up on Monday, but city officesw ill be closed.Highlands Park Estates meets todayL AKE PLACID The annual meeting of Highlands Park EstatesA ssociation will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the c lubhouse. The clubhouse is in the Beachpark on Lake Istokpoga at the end of Nichel, which becomes Deer Glen. Election ofo fficers and directors for the next year takes place d uring this meeting. The board is developing a wish list for future purc hases and inclusion in the next budget. Take part in t he decision making by attending the meetings. Stories from the Christmas B ird Count will be told. If you have seen any interesting birds or animals in the yard or neighborhood, come share the informationw ith neighbors. Everyone living in Highlands Park and guests are invited.Blues and Jazz come to BrewstersSEBRING Heartland C ultural Alliance in partnership with Brewsters Coffee House will presen t Brewsters in Blue, an interactive evening ofB lues and Jazz music at 6:30 p.m. today at Brewsters (on U.S. 27 ju s t south of Home Depot) introducing Gabriel Colladay. This is the first of a series of special mus ic al events. This is a free event. For more information, contact Travis Garcia at (863 il a t firstname.lastname@example.org, o r Fred Leavitt by email at i nfo@heartlandculturalall iance.org or by calling 402-8238. For more information o n the Heartland CulturalA lliance visit www.heartl andculturalalliance.org.Tickets going fast for Black Tie eventLAKE PLACID The H ighway Park Neighborhood Preservatio n Enhancement District Council is a local nonprofit organization founde d in 2004 to preserve and restore the Highway Park c ommunity of Lake Placid T he group has recently reo rganized and several fundraising events are planned for 2012. All proceeds of these events will be used to rev i t alize Highway Park (MLK Sports Complex, historical cemetery and establish a weekend Arts and Farmer s Market along U.S. 27). Continued on page 5A Centennial Notebook C entennial Celebration more than one event Water main project on agenda Goudge named Teacher of Month by LP Rotary, Chamber Courtesy photo Valerie James (leftS chool, was there to support Eric Goudge when he was n amed Teacher of the Month by the Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce and Lake Placid Noon Rotary. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 15, 2012Page 3A MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/15/12 p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 9 9 1 1 3 3 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comS EBRING Today Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be celebrating his 83rd birthday if he hadnt been assassinated on April 4,1 968. He was 39 years old and taken from his wife, Coretta Scott King, and four children. Tomorrow Avon Park, H ighway Park and Sebring are honoring the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate with commemorative parades. The biography written by t he Nobel Prize organization at the time of Kings award is the foundation of this biogra-p hical article. King was born on Jan, 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Ga. Hisf ather was pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, as h ad his grandfather before him. Like most black students at t hat time, King attended segregated schools growing up, g raduating high school when he was 15. He went to Morehouse College for his undergraduate degree, Crozer TheologicalS eminary in Pennsylvania to study for the ministry, and r eceived a doctorate from Boston University in 1955. After becoming pastor of t he Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala. i n 1954, King became increasingly active in the civil rights movement. A pivotal moment came in December of 1955 when he was selected to lead the Montgomery bus boycott that occurred after Rosa Parks,t ired after a long day at work, refused to give up her seat to a white man. While the boycott was a non-violent protest, ther esponse to it was not. King was arrested, his home was b ombed and he was subjected t o personal abuse. The success of the boycott, which lasted 382 days, helped propel King into leadership roles with the NationalA ssociation for the Advancement of Colored P eople and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. I n the 11 years between 1957 and 1968, King traveled m ore than 6 million miles, spoke over 2,500 times and wrote five books and numero us articles. He led a massive protest in Birmingham. Ala., many voting registration drives and organized the peaceful Marcho n Washington Aug. 28, 1963, which attracted 250,000 people. It was during the rally he gave his famous I Have a Dream speech. K ing was named Time magazines Man of the Year i n 1963. He was honored w ith the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. During those same 11 years, King was arrested more than 20 times, anda ssaulted at least four times. He was shot to death while s tanding on the balcony of his motel in Memphis, Tenn., where he was in support ofs triking garbage workers. Organizers of all three l ocal commemorative parades expressed hope that the entire community turns o ut to honor King, an outstanding American. The Avon Park parade begins at the Sims Center at 100 E. Ernest E. Sims St. Itl ines up at 11:30 a.m. Monday and at noon will travel north up South Delaney Avenue to Memorial Field. The MLK Jr. Festival,w hich opened Saturday, will still be in progress with vend ors, food and music. H ighway Parks parade lines up at 10 a.m. Monday at Rodneys Auto Repair and Towing at 240 Crestmore Drive. The parade starts at 11a .m., marching to a commemorative program at the A ction Revival Family Worship Center at Washington Street andW illiams Avenue. In Sebring, the Washington H eights Concerned Citizens have a memorial parade planned for Monday too. I t lines up at 1:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club on the corner of Center Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, then will marchu p MLK Boulevard to Bountiful Blessings Church of God at 820 MLK Blvd. There will be a program at the church with entertain-m ent, speeches and free seafood, said Robert Saffold, o ne of the organizers. 3 parades help mark MLK Jr. Day News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Marvin Haynes of the Avon Park Youth Academy prepares to fry some fish Saturday during the Martin Luther King Jr. festival at Memorial Field in Avon Park. National Hurricane Center chief to retire in JuneMIAMI National Hurricane Center DirectorB ill Read has announced plans to retire June 1. Read says in a statement Saturday from the Miamibased hurricane center thath e intended to stay on the job no longer than five years. Read has been in the post since 2008. Read says one reason he c hose June 1 is to give his successor a chance to take over just as this years sixmonth hurricane season begins. Read also says he has some unspecifiedo pportunities that will become available this summ er. The hurricane center is a unit of the NationalO ceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA s ays there have been 63 tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean basin during Reads tenure at the center. T he search for a replacement will begin immedia tely. Information from Associated Press.Winn-Dixie CEO Lynch to step downJ ACKSONVILLE The chief executive officer of Winn-Dixie is stepping d own as the Florida-based supermarket chain merges w ith Bi-Lo LLC. CEO Peter Lynch told employees in a letter Friday that hell stay on for another 60 to 120 days.S outh Carolina-based BiLo purchased Winn-Dixie for about $560 million in December. The combined company will have about 690 stores a nd 63,000 workers in eight southern states. Jacksonville-based WinnDixie Stores Inc. will become a privately heldB i-Lo subsidiary. Replacing Lynch as Winn-Dixies chief will be Randall Onstead, currently Bi-Los chairman. L ynch has been WinnDixie CEO since 2005. In his letter Lynch says he helped the chain return to profitability after ite merged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2006. That included remodeling more than half of Winn-Dixies stores andn ew marketing campaigns. Information from Associated Press.NH dogs eat food laced with fish hooks, killing 1SOMERSWORTH, N.H. New Hampshire police say two dogs ate food thatw as filled with fish hooks, killing one and injuring the o ther. ASomersworth woman has told police she believess omeone threw a piece of food laced with fish hooks i nto her backyard. She thinks it was most likely a piece of meat. Her twoD oberman pinschers ate it, and one died. Capt. Russ Timmons t ells Fosters Daily Democrat ( http://bit.ly/ysHLwZ ) that investigators have visited local stores that sell fish hooks to try to determine who may have recentlyb ought some, but no suspects have been identified. Information from: Fosters D aily Democrat. NE WSSN APSHOTS
C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunS unday, January 15, 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 Y ouve probably heard rumors that Dec. 21 of this y ear marks the end of the world. There are people out there who seriously believe this, based on the Mayan calendar and that its upposedly ends then. There is a lot of inform ation out there about this that a serious and thoughtful writer would spendt ime perusing so she could write an informative colu mn about the phenomenon. Instead, you have me, so you will have to settle f or some casual commentary with a number of snarky comments. For one thing, even if the Mayan calendar endso n Dec. 21 (and a quick search of the Internet indicates it may not) we dont know why it did. Maybe they got tired of writingo ut the dates. Maybe, according to one cartoon I h eard about, they simply ran out of paper. A nd besides, why should we get all worked up about the Mayans calendar? Whats so special about it? Does it come with pictureso f cute kittens? Does it eliminate Daylight Savings Time, which I admit would be a vast improvement over ours? What? S ome say that Dec. 21 will not bring apocalypse but some sort of spiritual enlightenment. If thats the case I hereby petition Congress to move our election date to Dec. 21, because voters will need all the enlightenment they can get this year. But there are those who are saying that we dont have to wait until December for the end of the world to come. Oh, no. According to a former Worldwide Church of God preacher, the end is coming much sooner then that May 27. According to an article on www.goddiscussion.com, Ronald Weinland claims that we are now in what he called the important half a time that has to occur before Jesus returns on May 27. Weinland was also quoted as saying that the United States would collapse and that there would be a nuclear war before Jesus came back. According to another article on the website, he seems to get these ideas from the book of Revelation. He also claimst hat God made him a prophet back in 1997. W einland and his church, the Church of God PKG (Preparing for theK ingdom of God) has been preaching this date at least s ince the end of 2010. In a video I saw of Mr. Weinland, he warns that t hose who mock God and his prophet will die from a long illness, being eaten from the inside out. I am not the kind of pers on who mocks God. But I have no problem poking at those who make crazy claims such as those Mr. Weinland has made. I n fact, he may be the one who needs the warni ng. The test of a prophet in the Bible was simple:S ee if what he says comes true. If it did, then yep, he was a prophet. If it didnt, he was false and not to be feared. W hile the United States isnt doing as well as I or most people would like, I do not think were in imminent danger of col-l apse, at least in the next five months. When its still standing on May 27, what will Mr. Weinland say for himself? Will he admit he is a false prophet? I bet he doesnt. The socalled modern day prophets never do. They say they misunderstood something, or they were misunderstood, or try to wiggle out of it in some form or fashion. Ive yet to see one of these guys admit that they were simply not who they claimed to be. My prediction? The world will still be here on May 28, 2012. And Im not claiming to be a prophet, just a simple columnist who thinks she knows when someone is selling a load of peanut butter. Well see whos right in a few months. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. The end of the world in 2012 Lauras Look L aura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. 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. Tomake 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. Mr. President: Do you really think you are riding high with the rate of unemployment standing at a whopping 8.5 percent? 8.5 percent! Wow!! Perhaps we should take a real good look at the real numbers. The rate of unemployment was 7.8 percent when you took office, and look how much money you have spent since then trying to improve it. Remember that before you took office our deficit was about $400 billion. Now its well over a trillion $1.5 trillion, more or less, and the national debt totals $15 trillion. Can you even begin to count to 15 trillion, much less deal with that number? Moreover, as of December there were 6 million fewer jobs than there were in December 2007. You know, when the younger George Bush was president. Oh, and by the way, using the bestcase scenario, Mr. Obama, you will end up 4 million short at the end of this year. By the way, lets not forget that the Congress was controlled by your party from January 2007 to January 2011. And they held the purse strings! There are also 170,000 fewer people looking for jobs now, and 42,000 of the new jobs end up being temporary jobs during the Christmas season only. Also while you are touting the unemployment numbers remember that they are national numbers and elections, even though they are national, really take place at the state level; there, Mr. President, it doesnt look so good. Lets look at the unemployment numbers in some key states: Florida: 10 percent Ohio: 8.5 percent Pennsylvania: 7.9 percent Michigan: 9.85 percent Do those numbers worry you, Mr.President? They should. Lets look at some more, shall we? In Illinois, your home state, the unemployment rate stands at 10 percent. In Nevada, it is 13 percent. And California, the Bluest of the Blue, it is at 11.3 percent. Do you really think you cant be beaten with numbers like that? Even Ron Pauls chances of winning the White House look good against these numbers! Republicans need to take a good look at these numbers and run against them, not against each other, and if they do they will win. Remember, it really is the economy, stupid, and when thats faltering nothing else matters. Oh! And lets not forget that unemployment in the black community is at a whopping 15.8 percent that is a full point higher than when you took office. Do you expect that black voters will ignore the damage youve done to the economy and to them? Fat chance. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martins Press, 2011). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Some inconvenient facts for Mr. Obama Making Sense Michael Reagan But the decision actually makes sense. I t does beg the question raised by Councilman Ray Royce: How can you waive a fee you have not yet enacted?I ronically, the first public hearing for the proposed ordinance was next on the agenda. A dditionally, the News-Sun is in agreement with Councilman Steve B astardi that users should carry the burden of cost for certain recreation facilities, especially pay-for-play parks. Theb urden is too much for the small group of taxpayers within the town limits. S o why waive this potential fee? Since the fees are not already in place, organizers have no idea what their costs are going to be this upcoming year. That makes it hard to budget andi mpossible to determine if you want to even hold an event, especially one that i s as popular as the Caladium Festival Yes, there could come a date where a festival as popular as this one becomes economically unfeasible without gov-e rnment money. But government should not be in the promotion business, just the policy one. A greeing with unknown fees is not a smart decision for the rest of the world, although some governments blindlyt rust that hired professionals will be fair. Not smart. E veryone agrees that to every rule there needs to be an exception, or at least some practical application. Ano bvious example would be speeding to get to a hospital when your passenger is b leeding to death or having a baby. Yes, those who are on the way to medical facilities are technically breaking the law, but in some instances that can be overlooked because a life is ats take. No one will probably die if a fee is c harged to the chamber, but the argument still applies. There are just times when a rule should not be enforced. The council made the fair decision to f orego the fees until all the data was in t his year. The council also made it very clear that there could be fees next year. But only after the upcoming resolution was passed and everyone had some time to make arrangements. N o one spoke of slippery slopes or about making exceptions to everyone based on this single decision. No one t hrew out any of the common arguments g overnment uses when it does not want t o apply just enforcement. Each member of the council voted t heir own mind, which created a tie that the mayor had to break, but each still m ade it clear where they stood on the o verall discussion. I t was open and transparent without t he behind-the-scenes discussions, and the choices were reached with public deliberation. Thats good government. The decision on the value of the C aladium Festival, Lake Placids signature tourism event, didnt happen. R ightfully so. B ut it is a discussion for next year. Lake Placids fee decision split, but the right choice Lake Placid voted Monday to waive their upcoming recreation fees for the Chamber of Commerces 2012 Caladium Festival, possibly setting a precedence of selective enforcement.
C M Y K A ssociated PressANAHEIM, Calif. Police detained a man in connection with the latest stabbing death of a homeless man in Orange County as a task forced investigated if there were any links to the slayings of three other homeless men, believed to be the work of a serial killer. The dead man was found between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday near a fast-food restaurant at the intersection of La Palma Avenue and Imperial Highway in Anaheim, police said. Witnesses followed a man who ran from the restaurant parking lot and led police to him, Anaheim police Deputy Chief Craig Hunter told the Orange County Register. He was taken to the Anaheim Police Department for quest ioning. Police set up a massive containment area at the crime scene in a search for the killer and scoured nearby neighborhoods, including a mobile home park, the Los Angeles Times reported. Atask force of law enforcement officers from Anaheim, Placentia, Brea, Orange County Sheriffs Department and the FBI was formed to investigate the killings of three other homeless men found stabbed to death in north Orange County since mid-December. James Patrick McGillivray, 53, was killed near a shopping center in Placentia on Dec. 20; Lloyd Middaugh, 42, was found near a riverbed trail in Anaheim on Dec. 28; and Paulus Smit, 57, was killed outside a Yorba Linda l ibrary on Dec. 30. Police suspect all three were victims of a serial killer. It was not known if the latest death was connected to the other killings, but the Times said the task force is investigating any possible links. Authorities did not release any information on the man they took into custody. The Register said they declined to speculate if he was behind the earlier homeless slayings, but Hunter acknowledged that in a very general sense he matched the physical description of person suspected in the killings. By ERICAWERNER A ssociated PressWASHINGTON P resident Barack Obama is promoting his efforts to make government more effi-c ient and to persuade companies to bring jobs back to t he U.S. from overseas. He rolled out those election-year ideas this pastw eek and used his radio and Internet address Saturday to urge Congress and the priv ate sector to get on board. Right now, we have a 2 1st century economy, but weve still got a government organized for the 20th century, Obama said. Over the years, the needs ofA mericans have changed, but our government has not. In fact, its gotten even more complex. And that has to change. On government reorganization, Obama wants a guar-a ntee from Congress that he could get a vote within 90 d ays on any idea to consolidate federal agencies, provided his plan saves money and cuts the government. His first order of businessw ould be to merge six major trade and commerce agencies into one, eliminating the Commerce Department, among others. T he proposal is a challenge to congressional Republicans because it embraces the traditional GOPgoal of smaller government. These changes will make it easier for small-business owners to get the loans and support they need to sell their products around thew orld, he said. Obama is also promising n ew tax incentives for businesses that bring jobs to the U.S. instead of shippingt hem overseas, and he wants to eliminate tax breaks for c ompanies that outsource. ouve heard of outsourcing. Well, this is i nsourcing, said Obama. And in this make or break moment for the middle class and those working to get into the middle class, thatse xactly the kind of commitment to country that we need. Obama went so far as to bring several U.S.-madep roducts to display in his weekly video a padlock, a candle, some socks and a pair of boots to demon-s trate his commitment to made-in-America manufacturing. Republicans used their weekly address to promotet he Keystone XLproject to carry oil from Canada to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. Under a GOP-written provision Obama signed into lawj ust before Christmas as part of a tax bill, the president f aces a Feb. 21 deadline to decide whether the $7 billion pipeline is in then ational interest. The GOPis pounding O bama over the issue, saying its a question of whether he wants to create j obs and import energy from a close friend and ally, or lose jobs and see Canadian oil go to Asia instead. If the Keystone XL p ipeline isnt built, Canadian oil will still be produced and transported, said Sen. John Hoeven, RN.D. But instead of comingt o our refineries in the United States, instead of c reating jobs for our people, instead of reducing ourd ependence on Middle Eastern oil and keeping down the cost of fuel for American consumers that oil will be sent to China. O bama had sought to delay the project. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 15, 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 BORDER TOWN CANTINA; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 1/15,18; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 8 8 8 8 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 9 9 5 5 The HPNPED Council is hosting its first Black TieE vent and Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Chateau lan Hotel Conference Center. Keynote speakers will be DarnellS mith, group vice president, and Tony Jenkins, market president, of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. There will be food, music,e ntertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 a couple or $50 a single and are nearly sold out. An Easter Gospel Concert C ompetition will be held April 8 at the MLK Sports Complex in Highway Park.T he winner of the competition will perform at the 2012 Black Expo South inJ acksonville and compete in the expos gospel competit ion for a cash prize. Black Expo hosted the 2011 Gospels Best competitionf or Northeast Florida. LPPD offers First Aid, CPR classesLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid PoliceD epartment will hold its next American Heart A ssociation First Aid class at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The American Heart AssociationC PR certification class will follow at 5:30 p.m. T hursday. Call the department at 699-3757 or go to w ww.lppd.com for further details.Anne Frank show benefits cancer driveSEBRING As one of this years events for the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit, theH ighlands Little Theatre has graciously provided T anglewood with a special performance of The Diaryo f Anne Frankat 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $20 each. Half of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Cancer Benefit.Drum Circle gathers today in SebringS EBRING The Primal C onnection Community Drum Circle will take place behind the Sebring Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave., overlooking Lake Jackson, from 3-5 p.m. today. Everybody is welcome. Bring a chair or blanket. Bring an instrument if you have one. Bring something to drink. Bring a friend all ages. Join the Primal Connection and make a joyo us sound. No experience n ecessary. Play along, dance o r just enjoy the music. Some percussion instruments will be available for the publ ic to use. This is a fun event f or the whole family. F or more information, c ontact Fred Leavitt, Primal Connection, at 402-8238, or b y e-mail at email@example.com. For more information on the Primal C onnection go to the website at http://www.primalconnect ion.org. P rimal Connection is sponsored in part by the s tate of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural A ffairs, Florida Council on A rts and Culture, and the N ational Endowment for the A rts.NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING NARFE C hapter 288 of Highlands County will meet on Tuesday at Homers Buffeti n Sebring Square. Lunch is at 11 a.m., followed by the speaker and business meet-i ng at noon. The guest speaker will be Dale Pflug from the Tea Party speaking on the Constitution of the United States of Americaa nd the need to return to it. All current and retired f ederal employees (and spouses) are invited to attend. F or more information, call L .R. Corky Dabe, president, at 382-9447.Events planned at posts, lodgesA VON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will have karaoke with Naomi at 4 p.m. today. F or more information, call 4 53-4553. LAKE PLACID The first annual Karaoke contest (first round sored by Lake Placid Moose L egion 2374 will be today. Registration is at 2 p.m. The c ontest begins at 3 p.m. F inal round is set for Sunday, Jan. 22. Cost is $5 e ntry fee (90 percent payb ack), door prizes and 50/50. Burgers and hot dogs hot off the grill. Call fort ime of music with Firemen. The Loyal Order of theM oose meets at 6:30 p.m. M onday, followed by the Women of the Moose andt he general meeting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 465-0131. T he Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 BPOE board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The BPOE Indoctrination is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. On Saturday, Feb. 11 will be aS weetheart Dinner/Dance. S ocial hour is 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6:30 p.m. Get ticketse arly for $15 each. Any questions, call 465-2661. Las Vegas Casino Night att he fabulous Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 on Saturday, Jan. 21. Socialh our 6:30 p.m.; games begin 7 p.m. Cost $10 per person, includes $10 in chips. EnjoyC raps, horse races, Chinese auction, Texas Holdem, roulette, door prizes every3 0 minutes, over 100 prizes! End of evening cash yourw innings into prizes. Tickets available at bar. Open to the public. Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Death noticeJames Joseph Carron 62, of Sebring, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 in Sebring, Fla. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. C ourtesy photo The Sebring Elks with the help of the Bingo players donated food for three needy famil ies during the holidays. As Exalted Ruler, Dick Holmes and Wainetta had the privilege of delivering the gifts. This is just one of many ways the Sebring Elks provide communit y outreach. E lks give helping hand Obama challenges Republicans on goal they embrace 4th homeless man in month killed in South California
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C M Y K By TAMARALUSH and NEBI QENA A ssociated PressTAMPA The Kosovoborn American citizen accused of plotting bomb attacks around Tampa was al oner who had grown increasingly radical in his Muslim faith and publicly railed against Jews and Christians in videos he posted on theI nternet, according to relatives and friends. Sami Osmakacs life in the U.S. began about a dozeny ears ago, when he was 13 and his family immigrated to the U.S., according to a video he posted on YouTube. Those who know Osmakac said hem ostly kept to himself as a high schooler who loved rap music and rapped about bombs and killing in a song he made with a friend. As heg rew older, they said, he grew increasingly confrontational: One Tampa-area activist said Osmakac physi-c ally threatened him, and Osmakac was jailed on charges that he head-butted a Christian preacher as the two argued over religion outside aL ady Gaga concert. Osmakac, 25, is now jailed on a federal charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and couldf ace life in prison if convicted. U.S. authorities say he planned to use a car bomb, assault rifle and other explo-s ives in an Islamist-inspired attack on various locations around Tampa, including a sheriffs office. His family in Florida has s aid the charges are untrue. Family members told the APthat Osmakac was born in the village of Lubizde in Kosovo, a tiny hamlet ofs cattered houses near the Cursed Mountains, a row of snowcapped peaks that divide Kosovo from Albania. The area is home to manya dherents to Sufism, a mystical Islamic order whose members often pray over thet ombs of revered saints. The Osmakacs are followers of a Sufi sect that has its owns hrine just outside the village. Kosovos tiny Roman C atholic minority also resides in the area, as the village next to Lubizde, Dedaj, is comprised entirely of Roman Catholic ethnicA lbanians. Osmakac spent his early years in a home shared among his father and two uncles, but difficult livingc onditions and simmering ethnic intolerance sent the family searching for prosperity elsewhere. Osmakacs family, like many who fled,b rought their traditional trade of baking to what are now Croatia and Bosnia, where they have remained since Yugoslavias break-up after as eries of ethnic wars in the 1990s. Osmakacs family was in Bosnia during the bloodi-e st of all those wars, which left more than 100,000 dead, and eventually fled toG ermany and then the U.S. As a child, Osmakac was a quiet and fun boy, said his aunt Time Osmankaj. She said his family regularly sent money home to relatives trying to eke out a living as thew ars left those who remained extremely poor. Osmankaj said the family returned to Kosovo, which declared its independencef rom Serbia in 2008, for visits during the summer months. But in recent years they noticed a change in Sami, who now grew a beard,d onned religious garments, and was frequently accompanied by two devout Muslims from Albania and two from Bosnia. He also began tos hun his relatives during his trips to Kosovo. His aunt said she learned o f his last visit in October 2011 through neighbors and that she did not meet withh im. Authorities in Kosovo have said he used those visits t o meet with Islamic radicals there. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 15, 2012Page 7A WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 7 7 6 6 9 9 In the audits we anal yzed over the last three years, they found there were i ssues with the procurement process, Barger said. The Mentors also explained that the council packet assembly processn eeded refinement in order to give decision makers and the public time to participate. e are trying to set the building blocks for a more efficient government. All of y ou need to be in the process, Barger said. One of the problems is communications going up and going down. P ackets to the council will still be posted four days before a meeting on the website and then distributed to council, but presentersw ould begin putting their packets together 14 days b efore a meeting. Thanks for getting into the process. This was somet hing that was missing when I joined the council. This is way business should be handled, council member Mike Waldron told the men-t ors. Council voted 4-0 to implement the ideas and recommended that March 1 would be the target startingd ate for the two proposed processes. Speaking of the countys next step, Noethlich said thatS ebring was waiting on the as built plans before work c ould move forward. Once we get and approve the plan, a temporary CO( certificate of occupancy) can be issued as the work progresses, Noethlich said. N oethlich also stated that the fire suppression system, p artially installed after the county purchased the building, still had two or three items that needed to be repaired before it could bei nspected and passed. In response to public concerns, the commission directed Helms to give a full accounting of the series of events surrounding the purchase of the building at 4500 K enilworth Blvd. after Gavarrete described the $2.2 million project a shell of ab uilding. The building was purc hased in 2008 for $1.2 million, but Commissioner Barbara Stewart questionedt he purchase because of the needs assessment for more county space conducted by f ormer County Administrator Carl Cool. She called the due d iligence process performed by county staff as very unprofessional. Helms516-page report included items like certifi-c ates for occupancy for units 102, 103 and 104, but did not include that area currently used for county paperwork storage. Sebring building officials claimed that the certificates, i ssued in 2007, were only temporary and did not allow for permanent use for elec-t ions training or storage. Using a building to even s tore paperwork without a CO is against building codes. After Helmsreport, an i nterlocal agreement was discovered that showed the county could rely on its own i nspectors to clear the building, but the permitting had to b e approved by the City of Sebring. Additionally, paperwork showing the installation of the fire suppression systema nd the failed fire inspections were absent from the report. An email addressed to Helms asking about the Kenilworth building was not replied to by press time. Continued from page 1A Plans for building discussed Mentors hope to help towns efficiency Continued from page 1A ample seating no need for l awn chairs. Walker said performers might be surprised at the amount ofs pace the centers stage provides. Broad gestures will n ot be out of place as long as they wow the judges. The judges have been selected. Individual abilityt o analyze performances is a key quality, but even more i mportant is the ability to give useful feedback. In addition to being fun, and t hrilling, participants benefit from professional advice. Vickie Jones, a News-Sun a d executive, has been a judge since the Heartland I dol began. Shannon Reed won the 2010 Idol and is an experi-e nced singer. Melanie Boulay has j udged the contest before. She is active at the Highlands Little Theatre where she has performed, produced and directed. L arry Moore, also a veteran judge, teaches the perf orming arts. T here will also be a new judge representing the Highlands County FairA ssociation. Don Elwell and David F lowers will be tag-teaming as emcees. Walker said sponsorships a re still available. Rates are lower because of the differe nces in format. While the Heartland Idol will not be serving, food will be available. For more information, or t o register, go to Facebook Group Heartland Idol. C ontinued from page 1A Idol heads to County Fair Friends: Florida bomb plot suspect was radical, loner
C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunSunday, January 15, 2012www.newssun.com Diva Exchange; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; make good; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 9 9 0 0 0 0 JEWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 5"; Black; january ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 5 5 7 7 24/7; 7.444"; 3"; Black; 1/15/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 8 8 3 3 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 1/15/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 8 8 6 6 NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunF lorida panthers are off to a rough start in 2012, with t hree deaths documented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission( FWC). Last year, 24 Florida panther deaths were recorded, b ut FWC biologists also observed 11 radio-collared f emales giving birth to 32 panther kittens. Overall, the known number of newborn panthers in 2011 appears to have offset the known num-b er of panther deaths. Today, an estimated 100 to 160 adults of this federally endangered species live in Florida. Panthers almost disappeared from the wild in this state when their num-b ers fell to fewer than 30 in the 1970s. Since then, their p opulation has been increasing. Collisions with vehicles continues to be the greatest source of human-causedm ortality to this long-tailed cat that can weigh up to 160 pounds and grow to 6 feet or longer. Already, in just the first w eek of 2012, there were two documented deaths of panthers hit by vehicles on highways in Collier County, where the greatest concentration of panthers in the state is found. The third fatality was caused by a fight with another panther. Among the 24 documented panther deaths in 2011, nine deaths, or more than a third, were due to collisions with vehicles. Florida panther deaths are most often the result of o ne of two things: collisions with vehicles or aggression from other panthers, said Kipp Frohlich, head of the Imperiled SpeciesM anagement Section at the FWC. e cant control panthers fighting when they are defending their territory; thati s a part of nature. But we can do something about human-caused panther mortalities. People who slow down and drive carefully in rural areas, especially where panther crossings are identified, can make a difference in conservation of this endangered species. It is especially important to slow down and keep a careful lookout at dawn or dusk, when panthersa re most likely to be on the move, Frohlich said. T he FWC continues to work with many partners to conserve and increase habitat available to panthers on both public and privatel ands. This is a critical step to ensuring the survival of panthers, the official state animal of Florida. People are encouraged to r eport sightings of an injured or dead panther by calling the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922 on a cell phone. Another option is texting Tip@MyFWC.com (standard usage fees may apply). For more information on Florida panthers, go to www.floridapanthernet.org/. Photo courtesy of MyFWC.com Last year, 24 panthers were killed in Florida, but 32 kittens were born. 3 Florida panthers have already died this year After 24 deaths, 32 births documented in 2011 Photo courtesy of MyFWC.com A panther kitten during a medical exam. SALTLAKE CITY(AP AUtah man who lost his class ring six months after he bought it is getting the keepsake back 45 years later, thanks to some Facebook detective work. Brent Aguirre said his mother was disappointed when the 1966 Bonneville High School graduate lost the ring, which is gold toned with a deep blue stone. s a beautiful ring, he told KSL-TV. I remember mom and dad forked out pretty good money for it. He assumed the ring was at the bottom of Pineview Reservoir, not far from the Great Salt Lake, and wrote it off when he left to fight in Vietnam. The military service turned into an Air Force career that led him through nine different moves across the world and finally back to his hometown of Ogden. It wasnt until the fall that Aguirre received a Facebook message from a couple in nearby Sandy, saying they wanted to get in touch with him. He brushed it off, but they contacted him again, telling him theyd found a ring with his name inscribed in cursive script. Utah man gets lost class ring back 45 years later through Facebook
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 15, 2012Page 9A ROTARY CLUB OF LAKE PLACID; 3.639"; 10"; Black; rotary home show p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 6 6 1 1 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 1/15/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 8 8 2 2 Unless you raise chickens, the literal meaning of Dont put all your eggs in one basket probably doesnt apply. But we all know what the phrasei mplies: Dont deposit all your money in one investment vehicle or you may risk losing it all. Think about employees who invested their entire 401(k balances in company stock, then loste verything when the company folded (think Enron So how do you make sure your money is properly diversified? Many financial experts advise using asseta llocation, a financial strategy that seeks to balance risk and return by dividing your assets among differenti nvestment classes such as stocks, bonds and money market securities. The riskier the investment, the g reater its potential for financial reward over the long haul. However, r iskier investments have greater shortterm loss potential just consider how the stock market got pounded in 2008. O ne challenge with asset allocation is determining your appetite for risk. W ould you lose sleep investing in a fund that might potentially lose money, or are you willing to risk temporary losses for the possibility your account may grow faster? A ge also plays a role: The closer retirement looms, the less time your i nvestments have to recover from a downturn before you need them. On the other hand, if retirement is 20 years away, youve got plenty of time tor ecover from market blips. Diversification within risk categories is also impor-t ant. Clearly its not prudent to invest in only a few stocks. Thats why mutual funds are so popul ar: They pool money from many investors and buy a broad spectrum of securities. Thus, if one company in thef und goes bankrupt, the overall impact is lessened. Many folks dont have the expertise or time to build a diversified investment portfolio with the proper a sset mix. Thats why most 401(k brokerages like Schwab and Fidelityo ffer portfolios with varying risk profiles, from extremely conservative ( e.g., mostly treasury bills or money market funds) to very aggressive (stock in small businesses or from emerging markets in developing countries). T ypically, each portfolio is comprised of various investments that c ombined reach the appropriate risk level. For example, a moderately conservative portfolio might contain 55 to 60 percent bonds, 35 to 40 percent stocks and 5 to 10 percent cash equivalents. Usually, the more aggressivet he portfolio, the higher percentage of stocks it contains (i.e., higher risk/higher reward). Another possibility is the so-called targeted maturity (or lifecyclef unds offered by many 401(k and brokerages. With these, you choose the fund closest to your planned retirement date and the fund manager picks an appropriate invest-m ent mixture. As retirement approaches the fund is continually rebalanced to become more conservative. A lthough convenient, this one-sizefits-all approach may not suit your individual needs; for example, youm ay want to invest more or less aggressively, or may not like some of t he funds included. Also, check the funds prospectus to ensure fees charged are competitive. I s wise to consult a financial planning professional when deciding the b est fund mixture for your situation. If you dont have a financial advisor, visit www.fpaforfinancialplanning.org for help locating one. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. Sign up for his freem onthly e-Newsletter at www.practicalm oneyskills.com/newsletter. Diversify your investments BUSINESS/MONEY Personal Finance J ason Alderman Special to the News-SunS EBRING At the State of the Company address, Dave Wilde, president of Nextage Realty International, announcedt hat local Realtors, The Elliott Team Norm and Mandy Elliott of Nextage Floridian Living Realty, ranked as third in the nationf or most closed residential real estate transactions the l ast quarter of 2011, and for the month of December, theyr anked fourth in Closed sides and ninth in Gross Commission Income. I n addition, Barbara Bonasera, ranked sixth the month of December in closed sides. This is a hot market and m ore than 50 percent of the sales are cash, Mandy Elliott said. e dont let the news about the economy influenceu s from doing our job for our customers. We are a large family with six children so we havel aser focus; sellers want to sell and buyers want to buy regardless of the economy N orm Elliott said. Almost 400 homes sold last year within 30 days, if the home is priced well, shows well, and you have as trong agent and company behind it, the house will sell, Bonasera said. Jeff and Terri Futch own the local real estate fran-c hise, Nextage Floridian Living Realty. We are proud of our entire office, we are current-l y small but strong. The name says it all, we are the next agein the real estate i ndustry. Because of the unique Nextage business model our agents are able to work in the wereal estate worldi nstead of the typical Ireal estate world. When agents work toward a common objective as a team, the consumer ist he winner, Terri Futch said. N extage Floridian Living Realty is at 2031 U.S. 27 S.i n Sebring. They can be reached at 658-1737. Local real estate team ranks third in nation S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Health Care Centerw elcomes Michelle Jackson as their new marketing director. Lake Placid is Jacksons hometown. She graduated from Lake Placid HighS chool in 1993 and is looking forward to giving back to the community that she has been a part of for so long. I remember coming to Lake Placid Health Care as ac hild singing songs and making cards for the residents for G irl Scouts. It is nice to see that after all these years the staff is still just as nice, com-p assionate and willing to help. The facility is beautiful a nd has undergone a lot of changes in appearance. Even from my first interview I knew this was a team I wanted to be a part of, Jacksons aid. Jackson has been in the h ealthcare industry for 18 years and has experience in a variety of fields ranging fromm arketing, social work and medical records. H er knowledge of skilled nursing and long term care is a perfect fit for providinge xcellent customer service and helping families and patients adjust to the transition of life changes. I understand the concerns and even fears that are associated with entering into ac are facility. That is why I am here; to help with any quest ions patients and families may have about Lake Placid Health Care Center, commu-n ity resources, insurance and advance directives, Jackson s aid. The Lake Placid Health Care Center team has welcomed Jackson and is looking forward to building com-m unity relations and continuing to provide excellent care. T o arrange for an informative in-service or have questions about Lake Placid HealthC are Center, call Jackson at 465-7200 or email mjacks firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their website at www.gulfcoasthealthcare.com ands elect Lake Placid Health Care Center for a virtual tour of the facility. Jackson Jackson new director of marketing at LP Health Care
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ASBURY, LAWANA BROWN AND DEVON BUTLER; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summ ary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 1, 2011, and entered in Case No. 11-380-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-5 NOVASTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-5, is Plaintiff and VINCENT J. ASBURY, LAWANA BROWN AND DEVON BUTLER, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the 1st day of February, 2012, the following described property as set f orth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8 BLOCK 7 AND THAT PART OF LOT 9 BLOCK 7 DESCRIBED AS: BEGIN AT THE NE CORNER OF SAID LOT 9; RUN SOUTH WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH B OUNDARY OF LOT 9 A DISTANCE OF 126.89 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF LOT 9 A DISTANCE OF 27 FEET; THENCE IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF LOT 9 TO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF LOT 9, 27 FEET SOUTH OF THE NE CORNER OF LOT 9; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF LOT AND ALONG WESTERLY ROAD RIGHT OF WAY TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING ALL IN SOUTHSIDE PARK SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO AN UNRECORDED PLAT OF SOUTHSIDE PARK SUBDIVISION BY C.E. HAWKINS DATED 02/10/1948 BEING A SUBDIVISION OF ALL THE NW QUARTER AND WEST 193.0 FEET OF THE SW QUARTER OF GOVERNMENT LOT 7 SECTION 26 LYING WEST OF THE ACL R/W AND ALL OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE GOVERNMENT LOT 8 OF SECTION 27 ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT SURVEY LYING EAST OF SAL R/W OF TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH RANGE 28 EAST IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Located: 1312 Strong Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825 and all fixtures and personal property located t herein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, this 2nd day of November, 2011. Bob Germaine Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk January 8, 15, 2012 PUBLIC AUCTION: FEBRUARY 03, 2012 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING: 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 2008 DODGE 2B3KA43R58H116472 January 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-754 GCS SECTION NO. Civil MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. ROBERT L. TANKERSLEY; LINDA TANKERSLEY; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following real property in Highlands County, Florida: LOTS 6 AND 7, BLOCK M, OF SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED AT PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Physical Address: 2816 Duane Palmer Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Highlands County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to the Complaint, if any, to Gregory A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801, on or before February 14, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATE: December 30, 2011 BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk January 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001665 WELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. SUCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. JEFFOERY SCOTT KEITH A/K/A JEFFOERY S. KEITH A/K/A JEFFOERY KEITH, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 19, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001665 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and JEFFOERY SCOTT KEITH A/K/A JEFFOERY S. KEITH A/K/A JEFFOERY KEITH; SUNTRUST BANK; 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 22nd day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 6, ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY, UNIT 14, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2227 PLEASANT DRIVE, 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 December 20, 2011. 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 F09107520 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. 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-327GCS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. KOSTAS VASSILAKOPOULOS, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 15, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-327GCS 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 KOSTAS VASSILAKOPOULOS; CAROLINE VASSILAKOPOULOS; SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; TENANT #1 N/K/A DEAN COLFAY N/K/A DEAN COLFAY are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the h ighest 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 24th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 45, IN BLOCK 281, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5616-5620 GRANADA BOULEVARD, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on December 30, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08017180 BANKAMERICA2-FNMA--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 8, 15, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-545 IN RE: ESTATE OF JASON EDWARD DAYMON JR. aka MICHAEL DAVID YARROW Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JASON EDWARD DAYMON JR. aka MICHAEL DAVID YARROW, deceased, whose date of death was November 30, 2011, and whose social security number is 266-84-3304, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and add resses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 15, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Brooke Shook 3938 Cincinnati Street North Port, FL 34286 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Susan T. Rhodes Florida Bar No. 321151 The Rhodes Law Firm, LLC 370 East Interlake Blvd.L ake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: 863-465-2899 1050Legals 1050L egalsHaving something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00015890
C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunSunday, January 15, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000569 GCS U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as trustee, Plaintiff, vs. LUZ M. VARGAS, et al., Defendant(s CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 28, 2011, in the above-styled cause, the Clerk of Circuit Court shall sell the subject property at public sale on the 24th day of January, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Highlands County Courthouse, in the Basement, Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 on the following described property: Lot 15, Block 1, Harder Hall Country Club II, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 13, at Page 46, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Address: 4059 Santa Barbara Drive, Sebring, Florida 33875. Dated: December 27, 2011. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk (Court Seal January 8, 15, 2012 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-706CGS DIVISION/JUDGE: J. David Langford JERRY ROCCO, Plaintiff, vs WISSAM ELZOOR, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment dated January 4, 2012, entered in Case No. 2011-706-CGS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands C ounty, Florida, wherein JERRY ROCCO, is the Plaintiff and WISSAM ALZOOR is the Defendant, I will sell, pursuant to Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 590 S. Commerce A ve., Sebring, FL 33870, on the 30th day of January, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 59, BLOCK 74, PLACID LAKES SECTION 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; PARCEL C-14-37-29-071-0740-0590. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on January 5, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. January 15, 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 11-172 GCS ESPERER, LLC, a Virginia Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, -vsLILLIAN PARK, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, BERNARD WINKLER, and HERITAGE BANK OF FLORIDA, a banking association, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: PARCEL 1: A parcel of Land comprising of all or part of Block A, Block 65, Lots 5 to 11 inclusive and lots 27 to 30 inclusive of Block 77, a 20 foot strip of land between Blocks 65 and 77, Beach Drive and Block B; PLAT OF UNIT ONE OR LAKE LILLIAN SECTION HIGHLANDS LAKE SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, at Page 77, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida being more particularly d escribed as follows: COMMENCE at the Northeast Corner of said Block A for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence South 38 degrees 39'21'' East along the East Line of said Block A, same line also being the Westerly right of way line of U.S. Highway 27 for 437.91 feet; (the next 3 calls are along said Westerly right of way line of US Highway 27); thence South 34 degrees 02'59'' East for 400.76 feet; thence South 57 degrees 51'58'' West for 38.00 feet; thence Southeasterly along a curve concave to the Southwest, having a radius of 2993.67 feet, central angle of 6 degrees 33'45'', a chord bearing of South 28 degrees 51'09'' East along the arc for 342.89 feet; thence North 85 degrees 50'21'' West crossing Lots 11 and 27, Block 77, Beach Drive and Block B for 470 feet, more or less, to the shoreline of Lake Lillian; thence meander said shoreline in a Northerly and Northwesterly direction for 940 feet, more or less, to the intersection of a line that bears South 5 degrees 22'34'' East from Lake Lillian Drive; thence North 5 degrees 22'34'' West for 72 feet, more or less, to the intersection of a curve concave to the North, said curve being the Northerly Line of said Block A; thence Easterly along said curve having a radius of 651.20 feet, central angle of 29 degrees 09'22'', chord bearing North 65 degrees 55'02'' East along the arc for 331.38 feet to a point of tangency; thence North 51 degrees 20'39'' East for 105.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. a t public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room located in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes (2008 A.M. on the 7th day of February, 2012. NOTICE: 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 SIGNED this 11th day of January, 2012. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 15, 22, 2012 PUBLIC AUCTION: FEBRUARY 10, 2012 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING: 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 2002 KIA KNAFB121225135144 2008 DODGE 1B3HB48BX8D630611 January 15, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000096 DIVISION: AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. HENRY BARRY, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 8, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000096 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Aurora Loan Services, LLC, is the Plaintiff and Henry Barry, Joanne M. Barry, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the 1050LegalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557
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Call John @ 863-453-5600. SEBRING 640Park St. 6400 sq ft, $1600/mo: A/C, office, BA, 8 o verhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. Call Chip Boring 863-385-0077 or Cell 863-381-1298 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING -STORAGE RENTALS 12' X 30' with 10' X 10' Doors. 602 Park Street, Sebring,Fl. Call 863-385-7486 6550Warehousesf or 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 PLACID 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. 6300U nfurnished Houses 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 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING FREE1/2 mo. rent special. Free cable. Large clean 1/1. New paint, tile floors, central A/C. Quiet/safe. No Dogs. Call 863-385-1999 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, s creen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. RENTED!!!! AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $495 mo. + $200 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 3 86-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with Balcony Overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -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 6150FurnishedA partmentsSEBRING 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 & CondosF or Rent 6000 R entalsSEBRING 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 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 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 P roperty. 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' on 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.For SaleSEBRING -Villa's At Pine Key. By Owner! 3BR, 2BA, 2CG, enclosed FL. Room, Gated Community w/ Clubhouse & Pool. Close to Everything! $149,900. 863-402-1934 4120Villas & CondosF or 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 Real Estate 3000 F inancialSEEKING 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. MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT/FLOOR TECH Royal Care of Avon Park currently has a Full Time Maintenance / Floor Tech position available. The applicant must have experience in electrical, plumbing, heating & cooling systems, must also have experience using floor buffer. Perform routine maintenance repair work. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park. (863( 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. LYKES CITRUSMANAGEMENT DIVISION has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant at its Lake Placid office. Qualified applicants w ill have at least 5 years experience in performing Administrative duties to include providing support to the General Manager and his team., manage calendars and appointments, gather data a nd 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 email@example.com or apply in person at the lake Placid office located at 7 Lykes Rd, Lake Placid, Fl. L ykes Citrus Management Division is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace, M/F/D/V. IMMEDIATE OPENINGFor Part Time Medical Records Employee. Willing to work 20 hrs/week. Send resume in Word Format to: firstname.lastname@example.org. EXPERIENCED DIALYSISNurse needed for a Nurse Management Position. Please contact Mickey at (863863 or email resume to email@example.com DIRECTOR OFCHRISTIAN EDUCATION For the First Presbyterian Church of Sebring Florida. Competitive salary, generous benefits. Check requirements at: fpc-sebring.org. 2100H elp WantedA/C SERVICETECH needed for fast growing well established HVAC company. 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. 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 t he neighborhood of the YMCA ball field. Reward! FOUND!!!!!! 1200Lost & Found 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsHIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ( HCBCC) G ENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING I NVITATION TO BID (ITB T he Board of County Commissioners (BCC C ounty, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the C ounty Purchasing Department for: ITB 12-023 ADVERTISING DELINQUENT REAL E STATE TAXES NIGP COMMODITY/ SERVICES CODE: 915-71 I TB 12-024 ADVERTISING DELINQUENT TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES NIGP COMMODITY / S ERVICES CODE: 915-71 S pecifications may be obtained by downloading from our w ebsite: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" w ww.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Interim Purchasing Manager/Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department 4320 George Blvd., Se-b ring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 8 63-402-6735; or E-Mail: HYPERLINK mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid sub-m ittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purc hasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, February 16, 2012, at which time they w ill be opened. Bids received later than the date and time a s specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type o f delivery service. O ne or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above bid opening. H ighlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the a ward of this ITB. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners ( HCBCC/COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or reject any o r all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The B oard reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the BCCs functions, including one's a ccess to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should c ontact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice or by e-mail: email@example.com. Requests for Computer-Assisted Realtime Technology services or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in adv ance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department H ighlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" w ww.hcbcc.net January 8, 15, 2012basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 7th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 4, BLOCK 50, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION S IX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 228 CUMQUAT ROAD N.E., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 15th day of December, 2011. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE d firstname.lastname@example.orgLAKE PLACID Senior night is meant for, hopefully, fond memoriesa s another outgoing class of studentathletes take their home field for onef inal time. Such memories w ere made Friday night as the Lady D ragons stormed past Fort Meade by a 6-0 s core. Senior Brittany Collison added to her impressive goal total of the season, pushing it to 31 for a nearly two-goal-per-game average for the now 14-1-2 Dragons. Collison also picked up an assist for a fellow seni or when her cross from the right zipped past a mass of Miner defendersa nd found the foot of Kayla D iDominico, who redirected it to the b ack of the net. Sophomore Jenna B lount somewhat crashed the senior celebration with two goals of her own, but SPORTS B SE CTION Inside This Section Heat fall in Denver . . .3B USF tops Seton Hall . . .3B P ackers, Giants learn from past3B News-Sun Sunday, January 15, 2012 Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring Senior Seventy Softball League began the winter season Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Highlands County Sports Complex. Six teams comprise the league and there was plenty of bat contact the first day. Highlands Ridge ran over Buttonwood Bay, 27-7, with Bobby Fox going 3-for-4 including a home run. Harry Bell was 4-for-4 with a triple while Glenn Wearsh and Dick Ostreck each had 4-for-4 including a double. Buttonwood Bays Moose Tom Morrissette and Bob Myers were each 3for-3. Royal Palms had a 22-12 win over Allstate Insurance. PalmsBob MacCarrick was 2-for-5 including a triple, Don Cunningham went 4-for-4 and Shaun Kildorff was 3-for-4. Allstates Ross (Stiver Mimm had 5-for-5 and Rudy Pribble, Gene Hanford and Billy Todd each reached 3for-5. To start the season, the Silent Salesman and Millers Heating and Air Conditioning played a good, low-scoring game with the Salesman coming out on top 12-4. Fred Moore started the season off with a bang collecting three hits, including a home run. Helping the team effort with a double and triple each were Kyle Saunders and Bob Roth. Jerry Murphy had a good game going 3-for-3. Gary Vanthournout led off the first inning with a triple and Richard Godfrey contributed a double. Millers Heating and Airs Doug Hammond, Dave Crotser and Jim Quartier each had a double with three times at bat. On Thursday, Royal Palm had a 24-15 victory over Highlands Merchants, with Cal Breadys 4-for-4 included a triple. Don Cunningham was 4for-4 and Moe Pier had 4-for5 with a double. Highlands Ridge had a real 3-for-5 hayday for Harry Bell, Marvin Knutilla, Glenn Wearsh, Ross Anderson and Bobby Fulcher. Thursday the Rebels and Silent Salesman had a real shootout, combing for 44 runs. The lead changed sides several times until the Rebels slacked off in the last four innings. The Salesman prevailed in the end 25-19. Fred Moore was perfect at the plate going 5-for-5. Bob Roth connected for four hits including a double. Banging out three hits each were Gary Vanthournout, Ken Filppula and Lloyd Noaker. Kyle Saunders tripled and Jerry Murphy rapped out a double. Buttonwood Bay had Charlie Murowski hitting 4for-5. Jack Grosso and Joh n Detnen each were 4-for-4. Diz Jones and Rollie Carlson each had 3-for-4. Millers Heating and Air had a 10-8 win over Allstate Insurance with Doug Hammond going 3-4 with a double. Victor Rodriquez and Ray Concepcion each were 3-for3. Everyone is invited to come and watch the games every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Bleachers are furnished at the Highlands County Sports Complex just behind the train station in Sebring. Sebring Seniors off and swinging N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Brittany Collison added her 30th and 31st goals of the season in the Lady Dragons 6-0 win over Ft. Meade Friday. N ews-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBOR N Meghan Williams goes airborne to make one of many saves Friday night against Frostproof. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Matt Taylor tries to convert a reverse Friday night in Sebrings loss to visiting Winter Haven. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentSEBRING The Sebring Lady Streaks said their sad good-byes to senior s tarters Brittany Birdsall, Jennifer Cochran, Jayme Faircloth, Mekenzie Hargaden, Justus Martin and Meghan Williams on Firemans Field Friday night as they hosted Frostproof in a non-district soccer game. Although things started off early for Sebring, with Faircloth putting early pressure on the Bulldog goalie after just four minutes of play, it was Sebrings defense, lead by W illiamstotal of six saves for the night, that would hold down the fort for the first half. Despite Sebrings stellar defense, the Frostproof forwards had come with determination and put the first ball in the net after a free kick in the Lady Streaks cap off season See SEBRING, Page 4B By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comSEBRING It was one week ago that Sebring found itself in a similar positionw ith the Blue Devils of Winter Haven. We told them in the locker room at halftime, were in t he same place we were last week, head coach Princeton H arris said. It was 35-30 at the half last game, 25-20 this game. What the Streaks hoped to avoid, however, was the second-half meltdown that saw them get outscored 41-13. And while they did put up a much better fight, it wasnt quite enough in Fridays 61-45 loss to the district-leading Devils. Central Florida signee DeVon Walker started the nightsscoring with a putback, but Jared Cannon and Josh Austin both scored and Matt Taylor split a pair at the line for a 5-2 Sebring lead. Winter Haven tied it on a Kendrick Holland three-point play and, after Taylor made one-of-two from the charity strip, the Devils struggled at the line, making just one-ofsix to keep things even. Decaris Jones then made a spinning lay-up, but Winter Haven scored twice to take the lead. Jones got the lead back with a trey and Michael Weston bulled inside for a score to push the lead to 1310. T he Devils got a long two to close the gap, but on an inbounds play with 2.6 seconds left, Jonathan Tookes got offa three-pointer that found nothing but the bottom of the n et as the buzzer sounded for a 16-12 lead after one. B ut the Streaks offense would go cold in the second q uarter, not getting their first basket until the 3:05 mark with a Jones jumper. Prior to that, Winter Haven got a free throw each from Holland and Walker, with a Demetrick Jordan three-point play and a Chance McSpadden drive to regain the lead at 1916. After Jones J cut it to one, Jordan got inside again and Holland hit a short jumper in the lane. Taylor scored inside but so did Darius James to make for the 25-20 Blue Devil lead at the half. The Streaks would cut it down to two, at 27-25 on another Jones three, but this was where Winter Haven started to pull away, scoring 13 straight points to push it to 40-25. Two straight scores, however, cut into the lead before the end of the period as Jones connected again from downtown and put back an offensive rebound to make it 40-30 heading into the fourth. Blue Devils too much for Streaks Winter Haven61S ebring45 Frostproof1Sebring0 Lake Placid6Ft. Meade0 See HOOPS, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Green Dragon Vicente Barajas shows his foot control Thursday against Sebring. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentNothing makes a win sweeter than when it is accomplished on the prestigious and long-awaited Senior Night. For Blues Streaks Josh Bowyer, Marcelo Gori, Francisco Hidalgo, Jordan Poulos, Donavon White and Adam Younes, topping Lake Placid Thursday night 2-1 would make a bittersweet memory for their last game played on Firemans Field. Things would start off in Lake Placids favor, scoring the first and only goal of the opening half. As play resumed, however, control of the ball shifted as Hidalgo, determined to go out with a bang, scored the first goal for Sebring. Not long after, Lake Placid had a penalty kick opportunity that fell short and was blocked by goalkeeper Ethan Smith. Estebinson Joseph also saw himself soon toe-totoe with the Lake Placid keeper as he attempted a penalty. Although his shot was deflected, Joseph quickly recovered and was able to score the goal to put Sebring in the lead. The Streaks were at Hardee Saturday afternoon and finish out the regular season at Frostproof Friday. The Green Dragons also end their regular season Friday, hosting Moore Haven at Roger Scarborough Memorial Stadium. Sebring Senior Night success Sebring2Lake Placid1 Lake Placid buries Lady Miners See LP, Page 4B
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.A P softball registrationAVON PARK Avon Park Girls Softball will be holding registration for girls, ages 4-15, on Saturdays, Jan. 28 andF eb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the girls field on Anoka Street. N eed to bring a copy of the childs birth certificate. A ny questions, please call Kim Bennett at 443-1043.Barajas Foundation 5KLAKEPLACID The inaugural Alex Barajas Foundation 5K Run/Walk will take off on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Lake Placid Christian School at 148 E. Interlake Blvd. The Alex Barajas Foundation was established by family and friends to honor the way the former Dragon lived his life. He faced cancer twice during his young life, doing so with strength that inspired all those around him. Through the adversity, his faith and determination shone through. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting education so that others can acheive their dreams through a college education. It is also dedicated to the research to finding a cure for brain tumors. For more information, call the Lake Placid Chamber at 465-4331.Sebring Senior SoftballSEBRING Asenior 70-and-over softball league began 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.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 at 8 a.m on Saturday, Jan. 28. T he half marathon (13.1 miles feature overall male and female awards, age group awards in 5-year age divisions, d eluxe 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 through January 20 and $45 after January 21 and on race day. O nly pre-registered are guaranteed shirt size, so sign up early. Entry fee for the 5K is $17 prior to January 20 and $22 after. You may receive an email application form by contacting Chet Brojek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 385-4736. Mail entries to Highlands Hammock Half, C/O Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL33872. Checks made payable to Central Florida Striders. Proceeds of the race benefit Highlands H ammock 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 Clubo f 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 a nd lunch. Contests: Great prizes for Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Make checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions contact Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or Jerome Matthews at 2732533. Submit entries by Monday, March 26. All proceeds benefit college-bound senior graduates, Class of 2012.GOLS Indoor Soccer LeagueAVON PARK Registration for GOL S 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 Soccerin 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 Coa ch Severn at 452-1250 or Coach Virkler at 385-3235.Rotary Day at the Ball ParkAVONPARK ABarbeque benefitting the South Florida State College baseball and softball programs will be held Saturday, Feb. 4. Tickets are $8, which gets you pull ed pork, cole slaw, baked beans, bun and ice tea from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Action on the field gets underway with a baseball doubleheader beginning at Noon and a softball doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. 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, late Denver at New England, late 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. Rangers271045811886 Philadelphia2612456142124 New Jersey2417250119124 Pittsburgh2217448128113 N.Y. Islanders152063698129 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston281115714877 Ottawa2415654143144 Toronto2216549137134 Buffalo1919543110125 Montreal1620739110119 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida2114850110120 Washington2317248123123 Winnipeg2018545112126 Tampa Bay1722438118150 Carolina1523737118150WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago2613557144127 St. Louis251265611292 Detroit2715155138101 Nashville2415452118117 Columbus1226529105145 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver2814359147110 Minnesota2216650103110 Colorado2320248117127 Calgary2119547110127 Edmonton1623436112126 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose241155311894 Los Angeles211585097100 Dallas2417149119123 Phoenix2018747114118 Anaheim1422735109136 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Detroit 3, Phoenix 2, SO Dallas 5, Los Angeles 4, SO Boston 2, Montreal 1 Philadelphia 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Ottawa 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Carolina 5, Tampa Bay 2 Vancouver 3, St. Louis 2, OT Nashville 3, Colorado 2, OT San Jose 2, Winnipeg 0 Chicago 5, Minnesota 2 Calgary 1, Anaheim 0, OT Fridays Games Washington 4, Tampa Bay 3 Columbus 4, Phoenix 3 Buffalo 3, Toronto 2 Pittsburgh 4, Florida 1 Anaheim 5, Edmonton 0 Saturdays Games Chicago at Detroit, late Colorado at Dallas, late New Jersey at Winnipeg, late N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, late Ottawa at Montreal, late Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders, late Boston at Carolina, late San Jose at Columbus, late Minnesota at St. Louis, late Philadelphia at Nashville, late Los Angeles at Calgary, late Sundays Games Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 5 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 7 p.m. San Jose at Chicago, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 9 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS H. Sedin VAN114152 Stamkos TB301949 D. Sedin VAN193049 Giroux PHI183149 Kessel TOR242448 Lupul TOR192847 Malkin PIT182846 Spezza OTT182846 Hossa CHI172946 Pominville BUF152944 Datsyuk DET133144 4 tied with 43 pts.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia83.727 New York65.5452 Boston46.400312Toronto48.333412New Jersey39.250512Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando83.727 Atlanta84.66712Miami84.66712Charlotte210.167612Washington110.0917 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago112.846 Indiana83.7272 Cleveland56.4555 Milwaukee47.3646 Detroit39.250712WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio84.667 Dallas75.5831 Memphis46.4003 Houston47.364312New Orleans38.273412Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City102.833 Denver84.6672 Portland74.636212Utah64.6003 Minnesota47.364512Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers94.692 L.A. Clippers53.625112Phoenix47.3644 Sacramento48.333412Golden State37.300412___ Thursdays Games Atlanta 111, Charlotte 81 Memphis 94, New York 83 Milwaukee 102, Detroit 93 Cleveland 101, Phoenix 90 Orlando 117, Golden State 109 Fridays Games Detroit 98, Charlotte 81 Indiana 95, Toronto 90 Philadelphia 120, Washington 89 Houston 103, Sacramento 89 Minnesota 87, New Orleans 80 Chicago 88, Boston 79 Dallas 102, Milwaukee 76 San Antonio 99, Portland 83 New Jersey 110, Phoenix 103 L.A. Lakers 97, Cleveland 92 Denver 117, Miami 104 Saturdays Games Minnesota at Atlanta, late Golden State at Charlotte, late Boston at Indiana, late Philadelphia at Washington, late Toronto at Chicago, late Portland at Houston, late New York at Oklahoma City, late New Orleans at Memphis, late New Jersey at Utah, late Sacramento at Dallas, late L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, late Sundays Games Golden State at Detroit, 6 p.m. Utah at Denver, 8 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 9 p.m. LEAGUE LEADERS Scoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL1499440631.2 James, MIA1198432529.5 Durant, OKC1087130825.7 Anthony, NYK947428025.5 Ellis, GOL824522124.6 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Howard, ORL4412316715.2 Love, MIN5510716214.7 Varejao, CLE537012311.2 Gasol, MEM218810910.9 Griffin, LAC28588610.8 Assists ASTAVG Rondo, BOS10210.2 Nash, PHX10110.1 Lowry, HOU849.3 Calderon, TOR1089.0 Paul, LAC708.8BASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOXAgreed to terms with OF Ryan Sweeney on a one-year contract. CLEVELAND INDIANSNamed Adam Everett special assistant to baseball operations. Agreed to terms with INF Chin-lung Hu, INF Argenis Reyes and RHP Willy Lebron on minor league contracts. National League ATLANTA BRAVESAgreed to terms with INF Jack Wilson and OF Martin Prado on one-year contracts. CHICAGO CUBSAgreed to terms with RHP Kerry Wood on one-year contract. NEW YORK METSAgreed to terms with INF Ronny Cedeno on a one-year contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESAgreed to terms with RHP Kyle Kendrick on oneyear contract. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Boys Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.LaBelle, 6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Soccer at District Tournament,Frostproof,TBD,6 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Mulberry, 6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Girls Soccer hosts District Tournament,vs.McKeel,8 p.m. THURSDAY: Girls Soccer hosts District Tournament,vs.Auburndale,if necessary,8 p.m.; Wrestling at Avon Park,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Soccer at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer hosts District Tournament, title game,7 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at District Tournament,Frostproof,TBD,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Girls Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Boys Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p .m. N N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Houston at Baltimore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K Associated PressTAMPA Given the chance to make a good impression, South Florida capitalized. Ron Anderson scored 14 points and helped the Bulls come back to make No. 24 Seton Halls return to the rankings look like a short one with a 56-55 win Friday night. Anderson had six points in a game-ending 14-3 run, Jawanza Poland made a long 3-pointer to tie it at 53 and Toaryln Fitzpatricks threepoint play put the Bulls (108, 3-2 Big East) ahead for good with just under a minute to go. It says a lot about our team, Anderson said. We really wanted this win. I think everybody could see that. Seton Hall, ranked for the first time in 11 years, trimmed its deficit to one on its only field goal in the final six minutes. Jordan Theodore led the Pirates (15-3, 4-2 points but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 opportunity with a chance to put his team ahead with 3.8 seconds remaining. I think theyre a top-tier (Big East home, Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard said. Theyre going to be in every game because of their size. South Florida outscored Seton Hall 14-2 on secondchance points. Poor offensive execution against USFs 1-3-1 zone doomed Seton Hall down the s tretch. Coming out of a timeout during the crucial stretch in which Anderson made a layup and Poland followed with his 3-pointer that wiped o ut the remainder of what had been a 10-point lead, the Pirates had two turnovers and a shot clock violation. Our guys really hung tough, USF coach Stan Heath said. Theres a lot of big plays made offensive ly and defensively Heath added it was huge to beat a top-25 opponent. e knew Seton Hall was on a roll, Heath said. In our league youre going to get a lot of opportunities with so many good teams. Its something that we need to do because we want to have a good year P atrik Audas putback with 24 seconds remaining was Seton Halls only field goal after Aaron Cosbys 3-pointer put the Pirates up 52-42. Fuquan Edwin scored a career-high 28 points Tuesday night to help the Pirates cruise past DePaul in their first game as a ranked team since 2001. By JOSEPH WHITE Associated PressWASHINGTON Troy Brouwer got his first career hat trick, and Alex Ovechkin also scored Friday night as the Washington Capitals tooka 4-3 victory that handed the Tampa Bay Lightning a sixth straight loss. Brouwer scored in each period for the Capitals, who have won six straight at home and six of eight overall to move back into playoff position in the Eastern Conference. Tomas Vokoun made 28 saves to follow up his 1-0 shutout of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday. Washington is 11-9-1 since Dale Hunter replaced Bruce Boudreau as coach in late November. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 15, 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 ADVANTAGE FLOOR COVERING; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 1/11,15; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 7 7 6 6 4 4 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 8 8 9 9 Associated PressDENVER The Denver Nuggets pressed the pace and then turned it up a notch in the fourth quarter. And the Miami Heat couldnt keep up, especially once Dwyane Wade was injured. Ty Lawson scored 24 points in his return to the lineup, and the Nuggets sent the Heat to their third straight loss with a 117-104 victory on Friday night. When they crashed our defense, they got 3s and w hen we tried to stay home, they got layups, said LeBron James, whose 35 points led the Heat. They just broke us down too many times. They broke our defense down too many times and they were able to pretty much get anything they wanted. Nene added 17 points for the Nuggets, who won their 10th in a row against the Heat in Denver. Rudy Fernandez and Al Harrington each had 15 points. Lawson, who was held out of Wednesdays game against New Jersey because of a right foot sprain, also had nine assists. My emphasis at every timeout was dont stop running, Nuggets coach GeorgeK arl said. Try to run every possession. I dont know if they didnt want to play that pace, but Wade getting hurt p robably helped us. Wade scored 12 points b efore landing awkwardly on h is right ankle after trying to block a shot with 7:24 remaining. He lay on the floor for several moments before gingerly making his way to the bench. He did not return and remains questionable for the Heats next game Tuesday at home against San Antonio. I hope I can play. Its my birthday, Wade said as he soaked the foot in a bucket of ice. Wade said X-rays were negative but he described the sprain as very painful. Unfortunately, when the bug hits you, it hits you, said Wade, who also straineda calf during an overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers two nights ago. Ill just continue to get therapy. Nothing I can do. Stuff like that happens in sports. Chris Bosh added 17 points for Miami, which was outscored 31-23 in the fourth quarter. The Nuggets led by as many as 19 points in the period, the largest deficit Miami has dealt with this season. This was a tough one tonight, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. Sometimesy oure never quite as good as you think you are or as bad as you think you are. They play well here. Theyre relentless in the open court. But well get better. Well go home, get healthy and get ready for an inspirational game on Tuesday H arrington hit a bank shot and connected on a 3-pointer on successive possessions before Udonis Haslem made a pair of free throws for Miami near the end of the t hird, and Denver took an 8681 lead into the final period From there, the Nuggets took control, scoring the first nine points of the fourth to go in front 95-81. The run included a breakaway dunk by Fernandez and three points on free throwsa fter Wade drew a technical for arguing over a charging call and then fouled Nene in the lane. J ames made one of two free throws to break up the string but the Nuggets kept up the pressure, as Andre Miller converted a three-p oint play and Nene drove in for a layup around a dunk by Bosh. It was huge, Lawson s aid of the Nuggetsstrong finish. Dre running the offense, getting everybodyi nvolved, getting easy shots from steals to rebounds, thats what we need to keep doing. Get stops and then run out. That probably sparkedo ur team winning. Trailing by as many as 14 points in the first quarter,M iami pulled within 55-53 at halftime when James swisheda 3-pointer over Danilo Gallinari with 31 seconds lefti n the second period. NOTES: Nene matched a season high with 12 rebounds. ... Wade went without a blocked shot, ending a career high-tying string of 11 consecutive games with at least one. ... Miami last w on at the Pepsi Center on Jan. 29, 2002, 100-94 in OT. ... James has scored more than 30 points in his last five games against Denver but hes 2-3 in that span. Nuggets hand Heat third straight loss By BARRYWILNER Associated PressAthletes and coaches dont live in the past. They do get enlightened and, sometimes, uplifted from it. The Green Bay Packers and New York Giants have good memories from recent postseasons. Green Bay went from sixth-seeded NFC wild cardt o Super Bowl champion a y ear ago. New York used a similar route to win the 2007 NFL championship winning at Lambeau Field on the way. They meet Sunday in the final game of the divisional r ound. In going 15-1, including winning all eight home games, the Packers established themselves as the cream of the NFLthis season. They have gotten healthy during their bye. They beat the Giants 38-35 in the Meadowlands on Dec. 4. Most significantly, they discovered how to win inl ast years surge to the title. I think we learned a lot last year being a six seed and having to go on ther oad, star quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. You t ake on a different attitude as a team as the road team g oing into a hostile environment. I think that prep ares us for the mindset that the opposing team is going to have. It is a different feeling, and last year we just got in and this year we had a run and got a bye. So it is a different feeling, but last year really helped. Just as 2007 certainly helped the Giants. They fell to New England in the season finale that year, completing the Patriotsundefeated record, but gained so much confidence from that loss that they were not intimidated when they met up with the Patriots in the Super Bowl. The Giants won 17-14. That defeat five weeks ago to the Packers also brought confidence. New York fell to 6-6 with that fourth straight loss, but won three of its last four to take the NFC East, then easily handled Atlanta 24-2 in the wild-card round last Sunday. ere extremely excited to have all of our key guys intact that were going to ride with going through this postseason, safety Antrel Rolle said, noting that defensive end Osi Umenyiora and linebacker Michael Boley didnt play against Green Bay but will this time. ere excited. Were excited about the opportunity thats ahead of us and were excited about playing t ogether and understanding the defense, understanding each other, understanding that this guy is going to be next to us and hes fighting with everything he has. No visitor has won at Lambeau Field since Miami managed the feat on Oct. 17, 2010. The Giants were blown out 45-17 in Game 15 of that season when they were in position to make the playoffs. But coach Mike McCarthy knows there is more to be learned from this edition of the Giants, the team that challenged his Packers as much as anyone in 2011. There is a reason why we are both playing in this game. We are two of the last four teams in the NFC, McCarthy said. They are playing well and they wouldnt be here if they were not, so to me, that is to be expected. I think they are playing better than when they played us and earlier in the season they had some tough defeats also. It is playoff football and they are a very good football team. Before the Giants and Packers renew their rivalry, Houston (11-6) will be at Baltimore (12-4 Sunday. Baltimore has been very good in each of John Harbaughs four seasons as coach, but this is the first time the Ravens are playing a home game after three successive wild-card appearances. The Ravens were 8-0 at h ome, including a 29-14 victory over Houston in October. If you look at wild card weekend, I dont think that t here was one home team that lost the whole weeke nd, Lewis said. When you get into that, it plays a big momentum. Its a big momentum swing for you. Its just hard to win on the road. I dont care who you are, I dont care how good you are, its hard to win on the road. For us to work as hard as we did, get 12 wins, do the things we were supposed to do, and now get this home playoff game, we have positioned ourselves to be in the right place. Now we have to go finish it. Houston is 0-5 in meetings with Baltimore, but its first postseason game, in its 10th season, was a strong victory over Cincinnati last Saturday. s been pretty onesided so, weve got to get on the board, tackle Eric Winston said. At the same time, youve got to look back on it and I dont thinka lot of that stuff is going to have a lot of bearing on this game either, though. So, theres different guys, theres a different situation and we all know from past experiences that playoffs, funny things happen in the playoffs and games turn out a lot different than they did in the regular season. So hopefully we can hold true to that." Packers, Giants get boost from history MCTphoto A aron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers learned a lot f rom last years playoff run. It is a different feeling, but last year really helped. AARONRODGERS Green Bay quarterback Brouwers hat trick leads Caps USF rallies to beat No. 24 Seton Hall
C M Y K S pecial to the News-SunSUN N LAKE When golfers get together over a game, sometimes theresa little money on the line for the winners. For the month of December, two informal mens golf groups at Sun N Lake Golf Club playedf or charity, donating their daily bets on Tuesday and Saturday mornings to The Salvation Army in H ighlands County. Participation varies by w eek, but between one a nd two dozen players joined in each Tuesday and Saturday. On Saturday, the group presented a check for $1,142 to Major Bruce Stefanek at the Sun N Lake Clubhouse. Sun N Lake staff pro Andy Kessling made the presentation on behalf of all the participants. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, January 15, 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 24/7; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 1/15/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 8 8 4 4 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 1/15/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 9 9 1 1 4 4 News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Jayme Faircloth makes a sliding attempt to wrest the ball away from Frostproofs Cathrine Kincaid Friday night. 1 1th minute. However, these forwards were a bit too eager and saw an offside call that would take away the point. The Blue Streak defense was able to clear the ball to their offenders and some more pressure was put on Frostproof as the last 15 minutes wound down, however, this would not be enough to score before the end of thef irst half. Heather Bloemsma took the first shot on goal for Sebring in the second half,b ut it would be yet another block by the Frostproof g oalie. As they sent the ball back u p field to the Bulldog offense, they would take a s hot of their own minutes later that also wouldnt see its way past Williams. Afoul in the box allowed for Bloemsma to approach a penalty kick opportunity. Again, the Bulldog goalie stood her ground and would not let the ball find its way to the back of the net. Frostproof soon spoiled the night with the first and only goal of the match, barely squeaking one in through the corner of the goal beyond the reach of Williams. Haylee Peters and Martin challenged the Bulldog defense one last time before the final whistle, but wouldf all just short. We could have had a better last game, but we had a good season. Something just lacked tonight but were looking ahead to Districts, said Cochran of her last reg-u lar season game as a Blue Streak. Standing next to her was Martin, who added We grew together and had a lot of heart; I thank God for these girls and the amazing season we had. Captain Ashley Longabaugh agreed, We improved a lot and hung with teams we didnt expect we could. Were set for districts and looking forward to improving even more next year Head coach Paul Brown had the same sort of opinions for the night and the season as a whole. Regarding Sebrings total o f seven shots on-goal that couldnt sneak past Frostproof, he said, You cant win games if you dont score goals and we missed a few opportunities to do so. Brown credits the girls hard work as they prepare to take on McKeel Academy in the first round of the District playoffs Tuesday night at Firemans field. Continued from 1B Sebring hosts district tournament this week Jones would hit another three to cap off his scoring for the night with a gamehigh 18, and Tookes would hit another buzzer-beating three at the end of the game, but a six-point margin over the final eight minutes provided for the final score. Still, it was a far cry from the 33-point loss seven days earlier. You see signs of us being able to play with them, Harris said. onight I didnt have to say much before the game, because I could see they were more focused. We had 13 turnovers in the first half and were still only down five. But I keep telling them, just take care of these next few district games and we can get a second or third seed and face these guys again in the championship on a neutral court. As a coach I can see that were still getting better, I see a lot of positives, he continued. Im telling you, if we can fix just a couple o f things, we could end up district champions. The next step toward that is a home match-up with Lake Gibson Friday before facing Kathleen Tuesday, Jan. 24, in district games t hat will go a long way to determine tournament seeding. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Decaris Jones hit four three-pointers as part of his gamehigh 18 points Friday night. Hoops sees Streaks with district hopes senior Taylor Miller got into the act as well with a score to end the regular season on a high note for Lake Placid. Undefeated in district play, the Lady Dragons now head to the District 10-2A Tournament in Frostproof where they will take the field Tuesday at 6 p.m. Continued from 1B LP ladies get top district seed News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Taylor Miller gets a leg up on this Lady Miner for control of the ball in Lake Placids Senior Night win Friday. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE After keeping it close through the first eight minutes, April Wallace and the Lady Streaks hada hard time keeping up with Winter Haven in Thursdays 75-32 loss to the district leaders. Lake Placids boys basketball struggled as well, falling 58-34 to visiting Okeechobee Thursday night. Tough Thursday for Lady Streaks, Green Dragons Sun N Lake golfers donate to Charity Courtesy photo Pictured presenting the check with Kesling areg roup members (left to r ight): Larry Reno, Bruce Chapman, Tuesday group leader Gene Beuth, Saturday leader Larry Krick, Stefanek, Bill Feasby, Kessling, Bob Butz, Neal Roche, Tom Kosty and Tom Butler.
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 15, 2012Page 5B Idol; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; idol; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 3 3 9 9 6 6 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; january ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 6 6 0 0 S pecial to the News-SunA VON PARK Kathy Kosins presents Ladies of Cool at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, n the SFCC University CenterA uditorium. This is the third performance of the J azz Series, which is held in the intimate 245-seat auditorium. K osins, a native of Detroit, Mich., has explored t he vocal jazz idiom of the west coast cool school with particular emphasis on t hose extraordinary singers of the 1940s and s that were household names to jazz and pop fans alike. Kosins is an accomplishedi nterpreter of jazz and has a voice and style that shares that intimate and alluring quality found in The Ladies of Cool. I n addition to her extremely busy touring perf ormance schedule, Kosins is equally in demand as a c linician in collegiate vocal jazz programs throughout the country. Education is a passion to her, but so is b ringing fresh interpretat ions to some remarkable music that resonates with all audiences. The four women Kosins p ays tribute to are Anita O Day, June Christy, Chris Connor, and Julie London. ODay is known for her career with Gene Krupas band, followed by stints with Woody Herman and Stan Kenton before embarking on a solo career. Christy also became famous in the Stan Kenton Orchestra and is best remembered for her interpretations of Something Cool and Midnight Sun. Connor w as discovered by Christy and is best known for her signature song All About Ronnie. London is best r emembered for her interp retation of the ballad Cry Me ARiver. The SFCC Jazz Series Season Sponsors are Tom and Nancy Mitchell, John and Evelyn Mills, an anonymous donor, Lake Placid J ournal and Agri-Leader by Highlands Today. The performance sponsor is Charles and Anne Reynolds. T icket prices are $23 and $25 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven d ays a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. T ickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at (863 7 178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office MondayF riday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p .m., located in the front of the SFCC Theatre for theP erforming Arts, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park. Kosins to present Ladies of Cool for SFCC Jazz Series ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo Kathy Kosins presents Ladies of Cool at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, n the SFCC University Center Auditorium. Special to the News-SunLAKELAND Polk Museum of Art will offer art c lasses for students of all ages and experience levels from Jan. 30 to March 6. Preregistration is required. Fees vary by class. C lasses include digital photography, pastel portraiture, ceramics, paper coiling, knitting, silk painting, Asian brush painting and more. S pring Art classes give students the opportunity to assoc iate with others with like i nterests and learn new skills in a laid-back atmosphere. Whether youre a beginner or a longtime artist, we base our course offerings on the underlying belief that most individuals want to be lifelong learners. As such, weo ffer classes and instruction for all ages and experience. All Museum instructors are certified art teachers and/or art professionals. F or more details visit www.PolkMuseumofArt.org/ c lasses/. PMoA offers art classes S pecial to the News-SunLAKELAND Polk Museum of Art will be hostt o a Creative Studies Series session titled Igniting Your Passion and Purpose: Activating It into Community from 5 to 7:30p .m. Saturday, Jan. 21. The cost for the program is $10 for Museum members and $15 for non-members. The presenter is Rick Zalanka. From the time of ancient G reek philosophers, the contemplation of man's purpose a s evidenced by his passion has inspired and confused many. The question Why arew e here? ignites debate on how best to live a meaningful l ife. In this discussion, the group will explore the obstacles to finding one's passion and purpose, the reasons for getting off the intentionalp ath, and how activation becomes a key element in our s ense of productivity. The group will address questions such as: How do our beliefs play roles in helping or hindering our progress? How do we recog-n ize reactivity vs. intention in the activation of community? Is it possible to release long-held thoughts and emotional roadblocks that hindero ur progress? How do we create a mindset of productivity? Why do we lose humor when we need it the most? Zalanka has been a l icensed mental health counselor for more than 20 years, a nd much of his practice includes being a life coach and consultant to businessesr egarding employee relationships and productivity. T he Center for Creative Studies is a group of adults who get together on the third Saturday of every month to share an evening of intellec-t ual stimulation while enjoying wine and hors doeuvres. C all 863-688-5423, or visit www.PolkMuseumofArt.org/ events/. Creative Studies Group to explore lifes purpose at PMoA LOS ANGELES (AP The Artist waltzed away with its first wins of Hollywoods awards season. The black-and-white o de to the silent-film era directed by Michel Hazanavicius led winnersw ith four honors at Thursdays 17th annual CriticsChoice Awards,p resented by the 250 members of the Broadcast F ilm Critics Association. The Artist took the top prize, best picture, asw ell honors for best score, costume design and direct or. I made a silent movie, French director Hazanavicius joked in English while acceptingt he award for best picture. I dont like to speak so m uch. The Help, the adaptation of Kathryn Stockettsb est-selling novel about black maids speaking out a bout their white employers during the civil-rights movement, followed b ehind The Artist with three wins in the ceremonys acting categories: Viola Davis as best actress, Octavia Spencera s best supporting actress and the films cast as best acting ensemble. I absolutely knew I wanted to be an actorb ecause I wanted to be somebody, an emotional D avis said. Artist wins 4 Critics Choice Awards
C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, January 15, 2012www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 7 7 7 7 1 1 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida C ommunity Colleges Community Education will hold a Wayside Shrine Nature Writing Workshop from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday in Building T, Room 20, at the SFCCH ighlands Campus. Using selections from a wide range of Florida authors, Instructor Carol Mahler will discuss and illustrate the various strategies of nature writing. Participants will tour the W ildflower Wayside Shrine Trail and view the shrine boxes, created by artist Mollie Doctrow, that showcase some endangered scrub plants. Afterwards, participants will exper-i ment with nature writing. Formats will include considerations of short readings, close observations of nature, and writing exercises. The registration fee is $20. Participants may register in Building B on the HighlandsC ampus or at any SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact Lauren Redick, Community Education at 784-7034. SFCC is also is offering a W ayside Shrine Visual/Literacy Workshop from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Building T, Room 20. Participants in this workshop will make simple journals and tour the Wildflower Wayside Shrine naturet rail. Participants will learn journaling techniques that they can use on the trail. Mollie Doctrow, curator, SFCC Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC), will presents trategies for recording visual observations of nature. She will also explain how to build a visual/literary journal page, so that it includes both art and literary elements. Participants should bring their own cameras and wear com-f ortable shoes. All supplies for making the journals will be provided. Register in Building B on the SFCC Highlands Campus or at anyS FCC campus or center. For more information, call Lauren Redick, Community Education specialist, at 453-6661 or 784-7388. SFCC plans pair of Wayside Shrine workshops E lvis Presley w as born on Jan. 8, 1935 and he died on Aug. 16,1 977. He left a l egacy that continues toi nspire many fans to this day. In a ddition to his mansion, Graceland, his mountain of hit records and his popularm ovies, Elvis still connects with collectors decades after his untimely death. Beloved b y millions, Elvis was a star among stars. R ecently, I made my way to Memphis, Tenn. to pay homage to the King of Rock n Roll. Visiting Graceland was a truly moving experi-e nce. Elvisfamous home is both a museum and a memorial. While the living room and kitchen certainly were throwbacks to the 1970s, the u pstairs bedrooms were off limits in keeping with Elvis t radition of only meeting guests on the main floor of the home. Graceland visitors are only allowed to tour the main floor and lower areaso f the main house. The most interesting room w as the famed Jungle Room located just off of the kitchen. Decorated in typicall ate 1960s/early 1970s era exotica furniture and access ories, this room was Elvis informal music room where he played the guitar ands ang with his friends. My visit was met with a few surprises. For instance, I d id not realize that Elvis was a twin. I did not know that h e was born in Tupelo, not Memphis. At Graceland, there were significant yet respectful crowds. The staff members were true profes-s ionals; helpful in every way. Collectors are devoted to Elvis and what some call Elvis-abilia, in a manner that differs from that of o ther celebrities or rock stars. Elvis was an icon, and w hile his hit records are valuable on todays secondary market, it is his global appeal that has attracted so many collectors to Elviso bjects. Elvis made a career out of c onnecting with his audiences. Whats more, his personal decisions to serve int he military and to support American causes contribute t o his widespread popular appeal. Elvis raised funds to help construct Hawaiisf amed U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, assisted in the fight against drug abuse, and h elped underprivileged children. He was immortalized o n a U.S. postage stamp in 1992. The Elvis stamp remains the most publicized stamp in U.S. history, yet its collectible value is ratherl ow since so many over 500 million were distributed. Many Elvis collectibles are quite pricey. His bejeweled stage costumes are on view at Graceland and some h ave sold to collectors ranging from $30,000 to $300,000. An early career l eather jacket brought $37,000 from one collector a t a sale. In the costume exhibition area at Graceland, fans can see Elvisgold records, movie costumes, PriscillaP resleys wedding gown, and daughter Lisa Maries infant clothes. Elvis was an avid collector of American automobiles, namely Cadillacs dating from the 1950s thru the 1 970s. His classic cars are on display in a special exhibit at Graceland. I n addition, Elvis recordings continue to bring high p rices. ASun Record 45 rpm recording of Thats All Right in its original paper sleeve sold for $1,100. Major fine artists also h elped to further immortalize Elvis. Andy Warhols pop art masterpiece of Elvis Presley from 1963 entitled, Single Elvis, in silkscreen ink on a silvered background sold at auction for $3.3 mill ion. Its good to be King. Its even better to collect the King. Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraise r, author, and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide. As seen on NBCs TheT onight Show and Comedy Centrals The Daily Show, Dr. L ori appears on Lifetime Television. Visit www.DrLoriV.com, www.Facebook.com/DoctorLori, or call (888 Graceland: The rock n roll estate Courtesy photo G racelands famed Jungle Room. Art & Antiques Dr. Lori
By JAKE COYLE A PEntertainment WriterNEWYORK Stephen Colbert isnt running for president at least not yet. D uring Thursday nights episode of The Colbert Report, Colbert legally transferred his super political action committee to hisf riend and Comedy Central cohort Jon Stewart. D ropping by from The Daily Show, Stewart happi-l y signed the documents and accepted the post, which was ceremonially observed by the two holding hands and bodily transferring the PACp owers. The move potentially paves the way for Colbert to enter the Republican presidential primary in SouthC arolina, his home state. Campaigning politicians are prohibited from simultaneously running super PACs. But Colbert only hinted at such a decision, which he had grandly hyped ahead of Thursdays show. In flirting candidate style, he announced that he is forming an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my possible candidacy for the president of the United States of South Carolina. Patriotically colored ball oons were released in the studio while a graphic screamed Im Doing It! Stewart and Colbert hashed out the peculiarl egalities of their arrangement. With Colberts lawyer (and former chairman of the Federal Election Commission) Trevor Pottero n hand, they spelled out that while Colbert was legall y forbidden from participating in strategy and advertis-i ng with the super PAC, he could still talk about his plans on his TVshow and even volunteer for the super PAC. S tewart declared Colbert vice president of youth outreach for the super PAC, which was renamed The Definitely Not Coordinatedw ith Stephen Colbert Super PAC. Along with Potter, the three joined hands like a sports team and with thick irony cheered in unison: Non-coordination! In 2007, Colbert attempted to enter the South Carolina primary but was stymied by filing fees. The super PAC could very well eliminate any such financial concerns. Colbert hasnt publically revealed the amount raised from viewer contributions by the PAC, but on Thursday he r epeatedly hinted that it was a shockingly large amount. Colbert has otherwise b een very transparent about the PACs workings, using it to parody the current sys-t ems contradictions and potential conflicts of interest. Political action commit-t ees stem from a 2010 Supreme Court decision that changed the rules of corporate political donations. A Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday found that Colbert is polling ahead of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman in SouthC arolina. According to the survey, Colbert has 5 percent of the vote and Huntsman has 4 percent. Upon reading those results o n The Report on Wednesday, Colbert said: This just got real. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 15, 2012Page #B FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 11.25"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 1 /15/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 8 8 0 0 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Colbert preps prez run, transfers PAC to Stewart MCT Stephen Colbert (lefted control of his Super PAC to Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart Thursday night. Forming an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my possible candidacy for the president of the United States of South Carolina By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. Muhammad Alis wife says the boxing great iss till a big kid who enjoys his birthday parties. T he three-time heavyweight boxing champion will celebrate a milestoneb irthday Tuesday when he turns 70. Ali will be surr ounded by friends who are gathering Saturday evening for a privateb irthday party at the Muhammad Ali Center in h is hometown of Louisville. Muhammad likes celebrations that involve him and are centered aroundh im, Lonnie Ali said. s still a big kid in that a rea. He loves birthdays. Lonnie Ali said its the first of five parties for Alio ver the next couple of months. L onnie Ali says the champ will be surrounded by close friends and peop le who have been fixtures in his life at the party Saturday night, including his trainer AngeloD undee. The party is doubling as a $1,000 perp erson fundraiser f or the center, which is seen as al egacy to Alis humanitarian causes. The lessons this man knows innately ... are the things were trying to passo n to future generations, to encourage them to be great and find greatness within like Muhammad as a young man here inL ouisville, Lonnie Ali said. The party will include performances by Grammy Award winners David Foster and John Mellencamp and others. The guest list includes NBC journalists Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Bryant Gumbel, Academy Award winning director Leon Gast, three-time heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis, University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and University of Kentucky coach John Calipari. Also invited to the celebration were Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, three American hikers who were imprisoned in Iran. Ali sent a letter to the Iranian government asking for the trios release. Lonnie Ali said the boxing legend has mixed feelings about the landmark birthday. s glad hes here to turn 70, but he wants to be reassured he doesnt look 70, Lonnie Ali said. The couple chose Louisville and the Ali Center for the first party because, this is his home. This is where he started. These are the people who supported him, Lonnie Ali said. Even with all the planning for the birthday celebration, Lonnie Ali is still unsure what to get her husband. s hard to get something for someone who has everything, she said. Birthday bash set for Ali Ali Boxing legend turns 70 on Tuesday The Associated PressMark Wahlberg plays a master smuggler in Contraband, but he couldt steal great reviews from the nations critics this week. The action thriller is opening to a lukewarm response. APMovie Critic Christy Lemire was on the generous side, saying: This is a solid genre picture that knows exactly what it is, has no delusions of grandeur and carries out its task in entertaining and occasionally even suspenseful fashion. She gave the movie two and a half stars out of four. Faring even worse was Joyful Noise, starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton as rivals fighting for creative control of a smalltown church choir. Lemire gave the film one and a half stars out of four, writing: If some incarnation of Gleewere to be developed for the Christian Broadcasting Network, it would probably look a lot like Joyful Noise. Heres a look at how these movies fared on the top review websites as of Friday afternoon. Each score is the percentage of positive reviews for the film: e Need to Talk About Kevin: Metacritic, 71; Movie Review Intelligence, 76.2; Rotten Tomatoes, 83. Average: 76.7. The Iron Lady: Metacritic, 54; Movie Review Intelligence: 58.9; Rotten Tomatoes, 54. Average: 55.6. Contraband: Metacritic, 52; Movie Review Intelligence: 55.6; Rotten Tomatoes, 46. Average: 51.2. Joyful Noise: Metacritic, 44; Movie Review Intelligence: 51.1; Rotten Tomatoes, 39. Average: 44.7. Movie Scores: How the critics rated the new movies Associated PressPASADENA, Calif. Getting ready to host theG olden Globes again, Ricky Gervais says hed rather get laughs than gasps but he cherishes the gasps, too. G ervais drew a sharp reaction to his jokes as host last year, with actorR obert Downey Jr. calling the evening mean-spirited. He joked Friday that hec ame back partly to annoy the people who s aid hed never be invited back. The Globes will take place today. H e said at a news conference that hes not tryi ng to hurt anyone or give them a bad night, but ultimately doesnt care what people think. He said: I stand by my jokes. A sked who his targets would be this year, he s aid: Targets isnt a word Id use. Subjects.Spike Lee to host Obama fundraiser in New YorkWASHINGTON (AP Director Spike Lee will hold a high-dollar fundraiser for President Barack Obama next week at his New York home. A Democratic official says the president will attend the fundraiser for his re-election bid. About 40 people are expectedt here next Thursday, with tickets costing $35,800 p er person. Gervais hosting Golden Globes C M Y K www.newssun.com News-Sun l Sunday, January 15, 2012 Page 7B
C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, January 15, 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: email@example.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., email@example.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31 Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. 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 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Branson, Mo. native Denny Yeary and Friends bring variety to the third performance of South Florida Community CollegesM atinee Series at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus. Yeary is known as Mr. Entertainer and Bransons best and lowest basss inger, having spent over 26 years with the infamous Blackwood Quartet and the Foggy River Boys Singing hits Big Bad John, Ghostriders in the Sky and Elvira, Yearys voice will shake the rafters. W ith more than 20 years of performing in Branson, Yeary has become a B ranson legend. He plays guitar, banjo, fiddle, keyboards, and records back-up vocals on many of Bransons starsr ecordings. He does voice-overs for the Promenade of Stars Christmas Parade a nd other television and radio productions. Joining Yeary on stage is Brad Baer. Originally from Chicago, Baer gives Yeary all he can handle on stage inB ranson and on concert tours. As a great side man, he has a humor and pers onality that crowds love, and he plays the keyboard Also joining Yeary is comedian Pat C apuzzi. His credits include convent ions, concerts, charity roasts, golf tournaments, special events, comedy clubs, night clubs and cruise ships. He has appeared with such celebrities as Al Martino, Bobby Rydell, Jerry Vale,J ulius LaRosa, and the Four Aces, to name but a few. He is also a popular face in Las Vegas and recently appeared at Caesars Palace. Also taking the stage is Trey Dees. H e was born and raised in rural south central Arkansas, in the same area where legends such as Glen Campbell, Jim Ed Brown, Johnny Cash and Charlie Rich were born and raised. Dees was raised on the music of theg reat days of Vegas, The Grand Ole Opry, and Southern gospel He spent 10 y ears performing around Arkansas before moving to Branson, where he currently performs his own show at theB ranson Mall Entertainment Complex. After six seasons, Dees has performed m ore than 500 shows in dozens of theaters, resorts, and festivals in Branson. The show is a must-see for anyone who enjoys rich laughter and great singing like the Oak Ridge Boys andt he Statler Brothers. Enjoy a stroll down memory lane with harmonies and v ocal styles ranging from golden oldies to classic country and gospel. The 2012 Matinee Series is spons ored by Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Bassetti, Lampe and Kiefer Hearing Aid Center, I nc., and The Palms of Sebring Retirement Community T ickets range from $13 to $17 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling theS FCC Box Office at 863-784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office M onday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m, located in the front the of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600W est College Drive, Avon Park. Bransons Denny Yeary takes SFCC stage Jan. 24 Courtesy photo Branson, Mo. native Denny Yeary and F riends bring variety to the third performance of South Florida CommunityC olleges Matinee Series at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Do you love the visual arts? Do you have an interest in Florida history, archaeology, or cul-t ure? For an enriching, educational experience become a docent for South Florida Community CollegesM useum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC). SFCC MOFAC will hold a docent meeting and lunch for new and returning MOFAC docents at 11:30a .m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in the SFCC Theatre for the P erforming Arts Lobby, SFCC Highlands Campus. SFCC MOFAC docents g reet visitors and provide an entertaining and educat ional aspect to the viewing experience. Docents also have the opportunity to attend training workshops, learn aboute xhibits, and visit other regional art museums. T hey volunteer one hour or more a week during regular museum hours. Docents experience a v ariety of educational and social opportunities, said Mollie Doctrow, SFCC MOFAC curator. They get a behind the s cenes look at how exhibits are put together and often get to meet and work beside the artists. They also get to work w ith a community of people who are interested in art and history SFCC MOFAC provides an exhibition venue for contemporary Florida regionala rtists and preserves Floridas history and heri tage through its art. The museum also serves as a repository for the dis-c overies unearthed by members of the Kissimmee V alley Archaeological and Historical Conservancy. SFCC MOFAC also offers a variety of educational programs including its ThirdT hursdays series and handson art workshops. C ontact Doctrow, curator, SFCC MOFAC, at 863-7847240 or by e-mail at doc-t firstname.lastname@example.org/. SFCC MOFAC plans docent meeting
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 15, 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 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Private: Number 1 Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown 2. Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly (St. Martins) 3 Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (Knopf 4. 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C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunSunday, January 15, 2012www.newssun.com ap rotary; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; ap rotary; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 9 9 9 9 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; january ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 5 5 9 9 church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT BYCHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticLOS ANGELES Everyone wants to be a multi-hyphenate. No one w ants to be pigeonholed. A nd so basketball players try to be rappers and rappers try to be basketball players. Jessica Simpson sells shoes a nd Jennifer Lopez sells perf ume. But while actors often try to be singers Eddie Murphys Party All the Time, anyone? singers also frequently venture intoa cting. Sometimes they c arve out impressive second c areers for themselves; sometimes, theyre Britney Spears in Crossroads. This week, we see several m usicians whove made the transition from the recording studio to the big screen. Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton co-star in the gospel comedy Joyful Noise, while Mark Wahlberg plays a master smuggler in Contraband. So heres a look at five great music stars who became great actors. For sake of argument, performers like Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and even the aforementioned J.Lo, who had their roots in both art forms simultaneously, dont count. Were talking about people who were primarily known as singers (or rappers, etc. the leap: Frank SinatraThe Chairman of the Board was, of course, a major pop star who caused a frenzy among screaming bobbysoxers in the 1940s before crafting a major movie career for himself. Sinatra won an Academy Award for best supporting actor in 1953s From Here to Eternity and earned a best-actor nomination for 1955s The Man With the Golden Arm. Early film roles naturally were in musicals, including Anchors Aweigh (1945 Town (1949 Kelly. The original Oceans Eleven (1960 t o play it smooth as master thief Danny Ocean, while the political thriller TheM anchurian Candidate (1962 h im with his greatest performance.Bette MidlerThe Divine Miss M forged h er career belting out tunes on Broadway, at nightclubs and in bathhouses (with a then-unknown Barry Manilow as her accompa-n ist) a petite woman with a larger-than-life stage presence. But she wowed the world with her acting abilities in her first major film role in 1979s The Rose, playing a self-destructive,d rug-addicted rock star inspired by Janis Joplin. The p erformance earned her an Oscar nomination for best actress; a second nomination would come for 1991s For the Boys. Standout comicr oles include Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Outrageous Fortune and The First Wives Club. And just try to watch Beachesw ithout crying.CherShes a diva whos had highs and lows and been around forever. But Cher was a singer and variety television star (with then-husband Sonny Bono) known for her big, flamboyant personality before putting together a string of strong, eclectic film performances in the s and s, including Mask, The Witches of Eastwick and Tea With Mussolini. She won a bestactress Oscar as the hardheaded Loretta in 1987s Moonstruck (and before that was nominated for best supporting actress for 1983s Silkwood). Her last film role was ... well, it was providing the voice of a lioness under Kevin Jamescare in 201s Zookeeper. But Cher is always full of surprises, so as her Burlesque ballad goes we havent seen the last of her.Will SmithThe former Fresh Prince o f Bel-Air transformed himself into a two-time Oscar nominee, going from catchyr ap tunes and sitcom laughs to heavyweight roles in Ali and The Pursuit of H appyness. Smith is the epitome of a movie star, w ith talent and charm for days. Hes proven he can do it all, from comedy (the Men in Black movies) to action (the Bad Boysm ovies) to romance (Hitch) to sci-fi (I Am Legend) to serious dramas (Seven Pounds first major role, in 1993s Six Degrees of Separation, showed he was confidente nough to juggle multiple genres within the same film. A t this point, I would say hes crossed over so completely, hes known more for his acting than for his music.Justin TimberlakeI was very tempted to put D wight Yoakam in this spot. Or Mos Def, or even Ice Cube. But JTis just too powerful. He has long since transcended his Mickey Mouse Club and boy-band origins to become not just a formidable solo performer but also an actor of surprising range. Following dramatic supporting roles in Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan, he was charismatic as hell as the ambitious Sean Parker in The Social Network. This year, he proved he can be both a romantic lead (Friends With Benefits) and an action star (In Time), while reinforcing his strengths as a comedian (Bad Teacher). And then there are his Saturday Night Live appearances, which granted spoof his pop-star youth, but they also allow him to show off that sharp comic timing. Think of any other examples? Share them with AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire through Twitter: http://twitter.com/christylemire. P ASADENA, Calif. (APThe Showtime television network says it is preparing a new documentary on former Vice President Dick Cheney. Showtime said Thursday that filmmaker R .J. Cutler, who made The War Room about Bill Clintons presidential campaign in 1992, will make the film. Cutler called Cheney, who was George W. Bushs vice president, perhaps the single most influen-t ial non-president in the nations political history. He promised a balanced and multid imensional look at Cheney. Last weekend, Cutler placed ads in the Casper Star-Tribune newspaper asking residents if they had any footage or still pictures of Cheney. The former vice president lived inW yoming as a teen and attended the University of Wyoming. He represented Wyoming in Congress from 1979 to 1989. Maybe somebody has a home video somewhere that we havent heard about thatw ed just like to see, said Ryan Gallagher, associate producer at Actual Reality Pictures. Showtime making Cheney doc 5 music stars who became movie stars M CT Frank Sinatra (leftimberlake both used music stardom to launch successful m ovie careers.
C M Y K By MITCH STACY Associated PressCRYSTALRIVER Opponents of two proposed nuclear power reactors in west-central Florida told aN uclear Regulatory Commission panel on Thursday that the units will upset the delicate balance of the rural areas water systema nd present a health risk. Supporters of Progress Energys plan to build the electricity-generating reactors in Levy County, about 10 miles northeast of the utilitys existing nuclear plant in Crystal River, said the company has a good environmental track record and that the new plant will bolster the areas meager tax base. The hearing before a threejudge panel of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board the judicial arm of the NRC addressed a legal challenge to Progress Energys application to license the plants. The NRC is expected to complete an environmental impact statement this spring and a formal trial on the challenge could happen as early as October. The Nuclear Information and Resource Center, as well as two Florida environmentalg roups, formally challenged Progress Energys assertion that the reactors at the 3,000acre site would have only a small impact on area wetlands, the floodplain, groundwater and wildlife. This project would take Florida back 100 years, when we viewed wetlands as worthless, said 90-year-old Lee Bidgood Jr., who described himself as a longtime environmental activist. s save some wetlands. Progress Energy said the plant will pump water for its cooling towers three miles from the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Only 1 percent of the water for the plant would be pumped from the delicate Floridan Aquifer, mostly for drinking and other uses, utility spokesman Tim Leijedal said. Water will be expelled to the Gulf of Mexico via anoth-e r pipeline. The site includes 722 acres of wetlands from a former timber-harvesting area. While supporters see nuclear energy as a way to reduce dependence on foreign fuel and cut climate-changing air pollution, critics cite such problems as ever-increasing construction costs, the still unsolved issue of spent-fuel disposal and potential radiation hazards if something goes wrong, such as Japans nuclear disaster following an earthquake and tsunami. Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, representing Physicians for Social Responsibility, said the new nuclear units just arent worth the risk. Its been proven, she said, that even low levels of radiation can cause cancer. Nuclear power is not the a nswer to global warming, Ringenberg told the judges. It is not clean, it is not green, it is not safe and it is not renewable. M any of the 50 or so people who attended the hearing at a Crystal River hotel said they supported the project, including two commissioners fromL evy County, population 41,000, whose tax base and economy would benefit. Also, Progress Energy has been a good corporate neighbor and major participant in protecting the environment around the existing Crystal River plant, said John Siefert of the Citrus County Economic Development Council. Robert Smith, who said his home near Inglis would be just over a mile from one of the proposed reactors, complained that Progress Energy has been slow to answer his questions about how the plant will affect his familys health, quality of well water and other issues. Any of you people who want to live 6,800 feet from a nuclear site, come on up and hurrah for it, Smith said. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 15, 2012Page 11B 24/7; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 1/15/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 8 8 5 5 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 1/15/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 8 8 7 7 A PPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; apple day; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 9 9 2 2 AFFORDABLE CARE**********; 3.639"; 8"; Black; IO25419; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 9 9 7 7 CR OSSWORDSO LUTION The Everglades snail kite, a hawkt hat soars through our southern marshes, has a diet that consists mainly of the Florida apple snail. Thism edium-sized hawk has a wing span of about 45 inches and a slender, hooked beak. Preferring an areat hat is a relatively open freshwater marsh, its diet r equires adequate populations of apple snails. In addition, they require some brush a nd trees where they can perch and nest. The water level must be suffic iently stable to prevent loss of the food supply through drying out of the surface. Unfortunately, drainage ofs ome of the marshes has destroyed many of the areas that the hawk and a pple snails would normally dwell. Another problem for the Everglades kite is that many of the marshes are covered with water hyacinth. The kites feed by sight and must be able to visu-a lly see the snails in the water. Therefore, when the water is covered b y these invasive plants, the area is useless to the hawk that is so dependent on these snails for food. T he Florida apple snail is the largest freshwater snail in North America and g ets its name from the large, rounded shell that houses it. These snails are unique in that they have both a gill and a n air sac that functions as a lung. They lay their eggs in clusters on a solid object above the waterline usually in April or May. In order for the apple snail to reproduce, they require waterd epths of 4-8 inches. So if the water level is low, the reproduction process could be eliminated for the year. Although, there are three species of apple snails in Florida, only one is native. The Florida apple snail is distinguished from the others by its low, rounded shell spike. In contrast to the native snails, the i nvasive varieties feed on many types of aquatic and terrestrial plants. One of t he favorite foods of channeled apple snails (the exotic kind considered a serious problem in manya reas. In addition, they can host the rat lung worm that can be problematic to h umans. These species can survive out of water and can hibernate in the mud during the cold months. A s you can imagine, this is a problem for the Florida apple snail, since the invasive variety is in competition for food and space. To complicate matters futher, these exoitc snails have fewi f any natural enemies. In addition, the channeled apple snail will continually eat the native vegetation in an area, even until it is gone, leaving little for the native snail to feast on. The Florida apple snail also contributes as a food source for other creatures such as turtles, fish, alligators and wading birds. The value of this snail isn ot only its uniqueness, but that it is the favorite food of the Everglades kite. L ike everything else in nature, it is all a delicate balance. One species depends on another for its survival.T hus, just looking at the scenario of the Everglades snail kite and the Florida a pple snail, we see that in order for both to survive, we must conserve our marshes for their habitat, their food s ources and their feeding grounds. Who would have thought that a snail the size of golf ball could be so important? Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest c olumns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. A delicate balance: the Everglades snail kite and the Florida apple snail C ourtesy photo The Everglades snail kite has a diet that consists mainly of the Florida apple snail. Exotic species of snails have moved in to many marshes and taken over, leaving declining numbers of this important creature. The well being of both creatures is vital to their survival. N ews From T he W atershed Corine Burgess MIAMI (APAfederal judge on Thursday urged federal and state environmental officials to take real, concrete steps toward reducing pollution in the Everglades and move away from the court battles that have stalled progress for more than two decades. Saying he is committed to holding governments feet to the fire, U.S. District Judge Alan Gold pressed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Florida to work out the differences in competing Everglades restoration plans and come up with a guaranteed way to pay for the costly work. Elsewise, what were doing is going around in circles, again, trying to fine-tune something without the ability to implement it, Gold said. We ought to be able to state clearly what we can do and cant do. The hearing was the latest of many in a lawsuit originally filed in 2004 by the Miccosukee Indian tribe whose reservation is in the Everglades claiming state and federal agencies have repeatedly failed to enforce Clean Water Act standards in the vast wetlands. An even older lawsuit over many of the same issues dates to 1988. Last year under Golds watch, the EPAproposed a new $1 billion restoration plan focused on expanding huge manmade, buffering marshes used to filter phosphorous from the water before it flows into the Everglades. The phosphorous comes from fertilizer used on farms such as sugar plantations. Judge urges progress on Everglades pollution fixes ENVIRONMENT Nuke plant opponents voice concerns This project would take Florida back 100 years, when we viewed wetlands as worthlessLEEBIDGOODJR. environmental activist
C M Y K Page 12BNews-SunSunday, January 15, 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 **HIGHLANDS COUNTY CONCERT BAN; 5.542"; 6"; Black; 1/15,18; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 8 8 1 1 S pecial to the News-SunSix Highlands County t eachers were awarded Splash! school grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. M ary Margaret Hull, District lead communications coordinator, attributes the effectiveness of the grant program in HighlandsC ounty to the strong partnership with Highlands County Schools. DorotheaS trickland, Highlands County science curriculum specialist, serves as theD istricts liaison to teachers and helped get the word out. The District recognizes the critical role STEM education science, technology,e ngineering and mathematics plays in preparing stud ents for the future, said Hull. With the help of the grant program, students will learn the importance of protecting and conservingF loridas water resources through STEM-based educat ion projects. The Highlands County awardees are: Cedric Bullard, Avon Park High School, will r eceive $1,416. Students will conduct in-class and field investigations to learn whati mpacts water quality. Cheryl Moffat, Career Academy, will receive $864. Students will conduct field studies, learning about thee ffects of agriculture on water quality. Tanya Koehler, Cracker Trail Elementary School, will receive $2,973. Students willc onduct water tests, learning about the water cycle, watersheds, water conservationa nd water quality. Kathy Robinson, Lake Country Elementary School,w ill receive $2,999. Students will build a hydroponic gard en and visit a local commercial farm to see water-conserving farming on a larges cale. Lydia Tubbs, Lake P lacid Middle School, will receive $2,999. Students will conduct a field study of the Peace River through the Hardee County OutdoorC lassroom, observing aquifer modeling. JoLynne Crout, Park Elementary School, will receive $3,000. Students willi nvestigate the cause-andeffect relationships of natural s ystems and build mock water ponds in and out of the classroom. T his year 157 Splash! grants were awarded across the Districts 16-county region to educate students on Floridas water. T he goal of the Splash! school grant program is to provide teachers with funding to enhance student knowledge of freshwaterr esources issues. Splash! school grants provide up to $3,000 per school on a reim-b ursement basis and are available to public, charter and private school teachers. P ast Splash! grant projects include student monitoring o f local water quality, environmental field studies and outreach campaigns designedt o encourage water conservation. I n addition to Splash! grant funding, the District offers free teacher professional development workshops and curriculum materi-a ls. The publications are correlated to Floridas Next G eneration Sunshine State Science Standards and can also be ordered on theD istricts website at WaterMatters.org/publicat ions/. Highlands County teachers awarded Splash! grants CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunSnyder High School graduate J.W. W esson graduated summa cumlaude from Texas A&M University on Dec. 16 with a major in computer science. Wesson, who was the SHS Valedictorian, will attend Texas Mays BusinessSchool to complete his masters degree in management informa-t ion systems. He is a software developer for Capsher Technolegies in College Station. He is the son of Jay and Tammy Wesson, and the grandson of Judy and Frank Welch of Avon Park. Wesson graduates from Texas A&M S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK Archaeologist Ryan Murphy will present The CottageH ill Midden: ALate Archaic Shell Ring in Sarasota, during the Kissimmee Archaeological and Historical ConservancysS peaker Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Building G, Room 102, South Florida Community College Highlands Campus. The presentation is free and open to the public. The Hill Cottage Midden is a Late Archaic Shell Ring that is part of the Palmer Site in Sarasota County. The site is significant and has been studied by a number of professional archaeologists including Dr. Adeline Bullard, Dr. George Luer, and Marion Almy. It was concluded that the site had beena bandoned around 1275 B.C. and was repopulated several hundred years later by the early Manasota Culture. Shell rings dating to the LateA rchaic can be found along the coast in the Southeastern United States between South Carolina and Florida. These unique features provide archaeologists with some of the earliest examples of monument construction within the region, suggesting an increasing social complexity. Murphy graduated from the University of Central Florida majoring in anthropology. He is a candidate for a masters in arts degree in humanities with a concentration in history fromC alifornia State University. Murphy also holds certificates in museum studies, non-profit management, grant proposal writing, andb usiness administration. Currently, he is the curator for Historic Spanish Point in Osprey, responsible for the management and care of a nearly 20,000 object collection, the preservation of several historic buildings, as well as the ongoing conservation of the Palmer Site (8S502 For more information, call Anne Reynolds at 863-4413966. Archaeologist Ryan Murphy to speak at SFCC on Thursday M CT Nomvuyo Mzamane, a South African native, speaks to girls at the Oprah Winfrey L eadership Academy for Girls that opened recently in South Africa. Mzamane resigned as assistant head of operations at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia to become the academys permanent head. Associated PressHENLEY-ON-KLIP, S outh Africa Oprah Winfrey makes no apologies for spending millions on an elite school for underprivileged SouthA frican girls. But shes also looking for ways to make h er money stretch further to help more struggling Africans. W infrey spoke Friday on the eve of the first graduat ion at her school. Of the 75 students who started at the Oprah Winfrey LeadershipA cademy for Girls in 2007, 72 who will graduate Saturday. A ll are headed to universities in South Africa and t he United States to pursue such studies as medicine, law, engineering and economics. Across South Africa, m ore than half a million members of the class of 2011 disappeared before the 496,000 remaining took their final exams. Only a quarter of those who gradua ted did well enough to qualify for university study. Were taking a victory lap here, for transformation, Winfrey said. Every single girl is going to leave here with something greatert o offer the world than her body S outh Africa is struggling to overcome the inequalities of apartheid, which endedi n 1994. The country has too few schools at all leve ls, and many lack such basics as libraries and are staffed by undereducatedt eachers. Earlier this week, a stampede at a Johannesburg univ ersity campus killed a mother who had accompan ied her son to an in-person application day. Thousands were vying for a few hundred spots at the university. Winfrey, who spent $40 m illion on her campus, said her focus was just to change one girl, affect one persons life. But she acknowledged hers is not a sustainable model for most p eople in most countries. Another new class starts a t Winfreys school next week. But to help more young Africans, Winfrey said she would be working with established philanthrop ies to identify schools around the developing w orld that can be strengthened with money. She hopes to adapt some o f the practices of her school, including creating s trong support networks for students. It takes a lot of support, i t takes a whole team, she said, saying teachers and communities would have to b e active participants. Her focus on girls was n ot among the strategies she would change. Winfrey said studies have shown helping girls helps entire communities, in partb ecause girls and women give back so much. I know what its like to be a poor girl with your hearts desire to do well in the world, she added. Winfrey celebrates 1st graduates from South Africa girls academy
C M Y K DearAbby: I retired two years ago at age 50 after working for 30 years. My wife and I are financiallys ecure and Im enjoying every day of my retirement. However, my wife who is younger wont be eligible to retire from her job for another five years. She is becoming more and more abrasive toward me. I suspect its because shes jealous of my retirement status. She constantly accuses me of being lazy. Abby, I dont sit around all day. In addition to doing the yard work, house upkeep, and repair and maintaining our cars, I do all the grocery shopping, help with the laundry, dishes, general cleanup and take care of our pets. Despite all this, my wife still bemoans my sleeping late in the morning (9 a.m. going to a regular job like she does. Im still young enough to get another job. Should I go back to work until she retires? Should Be Happy in Tampa DearShould Be Happy: Thats not a bad idea, but dont start looking until your wife has told you plainly why she has become abrasive. Wouldnt it be interesting if all she wanted was for you to have a cup of coffee with her in the morning? It would be a shame if you went back to work only to realize that something else was causing her change in attitude. You deserve to know whats going on because you do not appear to be lazy quite the contrary. DearAbby: Im an adult woman, working full time for my parents as their store manager. I do a lot of office work for my dad, who hates computer work. He has an eBay business on the side, which I manage for him. My problem is, eBay shows me what Dad has shopped for every time I log on. Some of the items are ofa personal, intimate nature, and Im not comfortable knowing about them. Im glad my parents have a healthy marriage, but its WAYtoo much information for me. As a family, we dont communicate well, so I dont know how to handle this. My husband had no suggestions, so I turn to you. Really Dont Want To Know DearReally: Try this: Send your father an email telling him that you feel some of the items he is buying online are not things thata daughter should be seeing. Include as an attachment your letter to me. That should do the trick. D earAbby: My grandmother recently bought me a plane ticket to go visit her. In the airport on the way back home, the flight was overbooked and I agreed to be bumped to another flight in exchange for a free ticket to be used or given to someone else within a year. My mother says the free ticket belongs to my grandmother because she paid for it. I say I should use it for myself because it is compensation for the lost time and trouble of switching flights. What do you think? Minnesota Traveler DearTraveler: Your mother has a point. Offer the ticket to your grandmother. If youre lucky, shell tell you to keep and enjoy it. If she doesnt, at least youll know you did the right thing. (When you give in the true spirit of giving, it will come back to you or so it implies in Ecclesiastes.) DearAbby: I sneeze a lot at work. I dont know if its the dust or what. When I do, someone always says bless you afterward. I dont care to be blessed, but I think people would be insulted if I told them it isnt necessary. Should I tell them not to? Already Blessed in Iowa DearAlready Blessed: If you prefer that nobody say bless you, you should say so. But do it BEFORE your next sneezing attack so yourc o-workers will be forewarned. Im sure theyll abide by your wishes unless they just say it out of habit. And then its a kneejerk reaction, not a blessing. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 15, 2012Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 1/13/12 p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 6 6 5 5 DIVERSIONS ST OUTAN DTH INB y PETER A. COLLINS ACROSS 1 See-through dessert 6 "It's just __ said ..." 9 Rite site 14 Shooter's setting 19 Oriole-related, e.g. 20 Pugsley, to Gomez 2 1 Carried 2 2 "That's __!": mom's admonition 23 "My priest has met Pulitzer-winning playwright Henley"? 26 Hull parts, often 27 Gator tail? 28 Secant's reciprocal 29 Princess from A lderaan 30 Have a blast, with "up"3 1 Outcome 3 3 Greenish-yellow fruit 3 5 Gonzaga University c ity 37 Goofballs 3 9 Dinner served on a wooden strip? 41 Blast from Babe? 4 5 New York Harbor's __ Island 46 Suffix with Carmel 47 Edible green pod 48 She walked Asta 50 Graceful woman 52 Made a jumper, maybe5 6 Tide during the m oon's first quarter 57 Star in Virgo5 9 Member of the fam 61 Polynesian drink 62 Protect, as during ag ym routine 64 Relieved remark 6 8 Neat time 70 Bill's "excellent a dventure" partner 71 Compliment to a young genius? 75 Efron of "High School Musical" 7 6 What Nixon and Kennedy have in com-m on? 77 Insect with eyespots on its wings 78 Black, to Balzac 79 Pitching stats 81 Sushi fish 8 3 Risky meeting 85 Lobster meat source 88 Bits of progress 90 Uses a Kindle9 4 Key with three s harps: Abbr. 95 Premium coffee variety 96 One-eighty 98 Turn __ ear1 00 Small compartment for lifting self-esteem? 102 Nonsense talk from an inner city? 1 07 Son of Isaac 1 08 Verbena family plant 109 Like magma1 11 Big house locale 115 Columbia et al. 116 First light 1 18 Workshop grippers 1 20 Novelist Buntline 121 Pola of the silents1 22 Reason for foggy c oop windows? 125 Caused to submit 1 26 Guadalajara-toPuerto Vallarta direcc in 127 __ later date 128 Hollywood's Hayek 1 29 Focused look 130 Director of the lastf our Harry Potter films 131 "Can't Help Lovin' __ Man" 132 Lock on top? DOWN 1 "Aladdin" heavy 2 Skirt 3 Beers for dieters 4 __-di-dah 5 Bridge opening 6 More than wonders 7 Drive-in chain with carhops 8 Complicit 9 Crunched muscles 10 Southeastern pine 11 Shipbuilding dowel 12 No voter 13 Go over and over 14 Deceptions 1 5 Preview 1 6 Dancer's technique 17 Surfing, say 18 Word with board or boy 24 Powdered rock used a s an abrasive 2 5 "__ people ..." 32 Bummed 3 4 Kinfolk: Abbr. 36 Omega preceder 38 Sty fare 40 Rx amts. 41 Friend of Harry and Hermione 42 Mandolin kin4 3 Source of an alley r acket 44 Court event 49 When the Sugar Plum Fairy appears in "The Nutcracker" 51 Fan setting 53 1815 battle site 5 4 Even once 55 Senior, to Junior58 Guy who's high in a loft? 60 Patron of workers 6 3 Santana's "__ Como V a" 6 5 Buck passer, briefly? 6 6 65-Down feature 6 7 Aquarium denizen 69 __-cone 71 Share ending 72 Manual reader 73 Culinary herb 74 Oust7 5 Athens : omega :: L ondon : __ 8 0 Speech therapy candidate 82 Sharon of "Boston Public" 84 Wise 86 Pantry annoyance 87 Nursery cry 89 Save for later9 1 '60s Batman portrayer 92 Set off 93 Satirist Mort 97 Over there, old-style 99 Retrieve 1 01 McCartney, notably 1 02 Flashes 103 Attack, as one's w ork 104 Puzzle 105 Record label founde d by Diddy 1 06 Insert more rounds 1 10 1990s treaty a cronym 112 Electronic monitor site 113 Crawls (with 114 Writer Ferber and others 117 Region1 19 Aspiring GP's exam 123 Some NFL r eceivers 124 One in a jam, maybe Solution on page 11B Things were not easy then. I feltu nprepared to handle the untold responsibilities and decisions of single parenting. Lord, if you would sit here beside me and tell me what to do, Ill do it, I prayed. H e must have calmly smiled as he reminded me that he would never leave meo r forsake me; was changeless; and, had my best interests at heart. B ut, sometimes when my plate overflowed, my flesh c ried out for his physical presence and immediate deliverance. H owever, Gods assurances usually came through h is peace that passes understanding; unexpected provisions; words of encouragement and faithful presence of family and friends; and, thee xtraordinary joy of motherhood. J esus draws us closer to him because he is the answer to our every need. How oftent he Lord waits so he can show us his grace. R ecently, I was reading in Isaiah 55:6-7, NKJV, where it says, Seek the Lord while H e may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake His way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return tot he Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. The economic woes of our d ay, the unsettled international scene, the joblessness, h opelessness and expectation that government apart from God cans omehow fix it all, seem far more overwhelming than any individual concerns; yet they are equallyi mportant to our God. However, the answer is the same. Imagine him sayi ng, Come to me. Give me my rightful place in your life and in your nation and trustm e with the outcome. Im all sufficient, all powerful, all knowing and almighty. Myt houghts are higher than yours. W e have tunnel vision and focus on our problems instead of our problems olver. He will accomplish his purposes according to his s overeign knowledge. In light of the extraordinary national and world events that have us sitting on the edge of our seats, letsr emember to seek the Lord while he may be found. J esuspromised return may be closer than we think. In the meantime, his words i n Isaiah 55 and 2 Chronicles 7:14 parallel each other. He p romises that he will hear from heaven and heal our land if those called by his n ame will humbly pray, seek his face and turn from their wicked ways. God may still be found. He invites us to come with ourw hole hearts. He is our answer in troubling times; in fact, all the time. Selah Jan Merop is a News-Sun corres pondent. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun Our answer in troubling times P ause And C onsider Jan Merop Man busy in retirement gets no respect from working wife Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, youre in a good mood, and you begin to express your inner child this week. You want to participate in as many activities as you can. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, your idealistic view of work this week may win you extra points with the boss. This is especially true if you continue to put your head down and work hard. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, although the week proves to be very busy, somehow youre able to sail through without a worry. Thats ideal for keeping stress levels at a minimum. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, things seem to be even keel at home, but there is something that will pop up this week that will catch you off guard. Stay alert and you will handle it effectively. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23 Leo, your physical energy is high this week, and that gives you a little more hop in your step. It also enables you to get a lot of things accomplished. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22 Virgo, you like to work behind the scenes and not be the center of attention. But this week you may be even more out of the limelight than ever. Others may wonder if youre there. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra, instead of always taking the advice of others when something important arises, trust your own instincts on what to do. You might be surprised how well it works. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 2 2) Scorpio, you could have a series of very productive days this week. You are at the top of your professional game and are actually enjoying the feeling of power. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, getting together with a few coworkers or friends and having a night out could be just what you need this week. Its time to relax and kick back. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) You have specific goals, Capricorn. But you cant let ambition rule your life. Sometimes it is best to just enjoy the moment and the people around you. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, others may want you to explore uncharted territory. While momentarily sceptical, you soon could realize this is an opportunity that does not come along too ofte Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, though you may try to keep your feelings to yourself this week, it wont be hard for others to discern your mood. Notable birthdaysJan. 15: Chad Lowe, Actor (44 Allen, Choreographer (42 Jan. 17: Michelle Obama, First Lady (48 Megan York, Actress (19 Jan. 19: Katey Sagal, Actress (58 Rainn Wilson, Actor (46; Jan. 21 Emma Lee Bunton, Singer (36 Energy is high this week, Leo Horoscope Dear Abby GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
C M Y K LIVING 14B PA GE News-Sun Sunday, January 15, 2012 Did You Know? Because of a holiday, the 2012 tax deadline is April 17.Everyone can do their taxes for free with IRS Free File. Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC for working families, yet 20 percent overlook it. Eighty percent of taxpayers get a refund.IRS2GO is a new smartphone app that lets you track your refund.No phone? Visit Wheres My Refund? at www.irs.gov.The official website, www.irs.gov, has a new look, and the latest info. F AMILYFEATURES Who isnt looking to save a little money these days? Here are some easy ways you can save money on preparing your taxes, as well as ways you might be able to pay out a little less.IRSFreeFile: MoreSavings,LessTaxingLooking for a fast, easy and free option to do your taxes? IRS Free File allows everyone to prepare and e-file their federal tax returns for free. And, the step-by-step, brand-name software offered by IRScommercial partners helps you find the tax breaks you are due. 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