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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 03-04-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING One of the most recognized and loved establishments in the county, The Watering Hole, is on its way to being revived at the hands of a county native. The Hole, as it is often referred to by locals, was recently purchased by Cruiser Crews. Raised in the family citrus business, Crews is taking a first step into the restaurant business, but not without the help of trusted colleagues and business minds. "We closed (on the sale) on Valentine's Day," said Crews amid the bustling of carpenters, electricians and contractors Thursday morning in the restaurant at 6813 U.S. 27 South. "We have a lot of work to do before we open, and everything is coming along." The Watering Hole layout will be just as valued patrons remember, but with a few added touches that Crews and his gang are sure everyone will be thrilled to see. Teresa and Vernon Hinote are colleagues and close friends of Crews and the couple will work closely in the managerial positions at the Hole. "Cruiser wanted someone he trusted and someone he was confident could run the business when he isn't available. My husband and I have know him for years. He's got a Hart, Streaks shut out rival Devils Drug bust nets sexual predatorPAGE3ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, March 4-5, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 27 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 79 56Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny and breezy Forecast Question: Do you think gasoline will top $4 per gallon soon? Next question: Do you think gasoline will top $4 per gallon soon? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Laura H. Farmer Age 93, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 92.8% No 7.2% Total votes: 97 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar7B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B NASCAR This Week3B Police Blotter2A Religion7B Sports On TV2B Index By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING At its regular meeting Monday night, by a vote of 3-2, the city council approved Ordinance 1320 Regulating Fences and Walls on its second reading, thus making it law. John Clark and Margie Rhoades were opposed. The ordinance has occupied the council since November 2010, and caused much frustration. During its first reading, for example, it was sent back to city staff, who were told to begin all over again. The new law dictates that all types of fence and wall are allowed between the front lot line and the front plane of a house, provided they are Fence law finally passes in Sebring News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY This is the boundary line for the homes in the Foster Beasley subdivision (left of post) and Wolfe Creek Ranch Properties. Subdivision neighbors are not happy about a proposed wooden fence Wolfe Creek wants to install. See FENCE, page 8A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park City Council took no action about using the Veterans Memorial Square for the annual Springtime on the Mall Festival, but did hear from a couple of people that were opposed to use of that section during their last Monday meeting. "You would not let them set up a festival in a cemetery. To us, that section is hallowed ground," said Kathleen Smith of the Lady's VFW Auxiliary. "It's like walking on their graves, and I am dead set against using that section for a festival." On Feb. 14, the city council passed a 3-2 motion to allow the Chamber of Commerce to use Veterans Square to provide entertainment and to put vendors along the roadside during their 32nd annual Springtime on the Mall. Ex-mayor Tom Macklin told the council that he was opposed to the move. "I don't have any preconceived notions that this will change anything, but I feel strongly enough about this about this that I want to get it off my chest and on the record," Macklin told the council. Macklin stated that last year council members voted against allowing that section for commercial purposes, and thought the issue was resolved. "Somewhere along the line, the Mall Festival AP debates use of Veterans Square during Mall Festival News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDG E It's like walking on their graves,' Kathleen Smith of the Avon Park VFW Lady's Auxiliary explained to city council last Monday about staging parts of the Springtime on the Mall Festival on Veterans Square. It's like walking on their graves' says opposition See VETERANS, page 8A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING County commi ssioners voted 4-0 to keep attorn ey Ross Macbeth, but asked to revie w his contract and install poli cy changes to control his billing. "At this particular time, I a m leaning towards the best financi al decision, which is to tighten up t he controls ... improve efficiency an d effectiveness of the departmen t, but not necessarily make a chan ge this way," Commissioner Do n Elwell said about keeping Macbe th as county attorney. Other commissioners held t he same sentiment. "Based on the intangibles we g et ...we've got a bargain ," Commissioner Greg Harris said. "Macbeth is the best deal we can find right now," Commissioner Jack Richie said. The commissioners agreed to look at the possibility of hiring an in-house attorney after receivin g complaints from taxpayers over t he amount Macbeth costs the coun ty in a year's time. Invoices f or Macbeth's services topp ed $355,000 last year. "I have received a lot of inp ut about this," board chair Barba ra Stewart said. Stewart opened the discussio n by limiting the topic to the choi ce at hand. She put a time limit of o ne hour on the topic and would n ot consider discussion abo ut Macbeth's billing, work product, or his character. "We are going to spend approx imately an hour on this because of the lengthy number of requests w e have for people not on the agend a. We will have to move from th is very important item to save enoug h time at the end of the agenda. I apologize, but we do allow peop le to fill out forms and speak at t he end of each meeting," Stewart sai d. "... We need to make sure this is not a personal discussion about M r. Macbeth. This is not a discussio n County to stick with Macbeth Policy changes suggested for county attorney, however Macbeth See COUNTY, page 8A Resurrecting a local landmark Watering Hole to re-open its doors soon PAGE12B News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Crews from Spurlock Roofing, Bobby Lee Aluminum and Dana Harris Inc., work together Thursday morning to convert the back patio area of The Watering Hole into a stage and 1500 square foot dance floor. The area was previously used to house a 14-foot alligator named Bully. See WATERING, page 3A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and PAGE2A

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Page 2ANews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. Please call 385-6155.SUBSCRIPTION RATES12 mo.7% FL taxTotal HOME DELIVERY$60.46$4.23$64.69 IN FLORIDA MAIL92.236.4698.69 OUT OF FLORIDA MAIL105.99105.99 Deadlines for subscription changes are noon on Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon on Thursday for the Friday edition, and noon on Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. Romona Washington … Publisher and Executive Editor863-385-6155, ext. 515 March 1 3711194041x:4Next jackpot $25 millionFeb. 26 5718244953x:5 Feb. 23 41132384049x:4 March 2 1323252833 March 1 1823272831 Feb. 28 58101932 Feb. 27 717193336 March 2 (n) 3051 March 2 (d) 0588 March 1 (n) 2221 March 1 (d) 3024 March 2(n) 48 2 March 2 (d) 71 1 March 1 (n) 48 5 March 1(d) 49 9 March 1 317232918 Feb. 25 68344013 Feb. 22 211353614 Feb. 18 1419222619 March 2 731505158 PB: 6 PP: 2Next jackpot $25 millionFeb. 26 413172145 PB: 10 PP: 5 Feb. 23 2932363949 PB: 29 PP: 3 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawing s are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center "Anation which forg ets its defenders will i tself be forgotten," actor G ary Sinise, quoting P resident Calvin C oolidge, recently wrote t o U.S. troops in a p oignant letter. "I hope t hese Letters from H ollywood'will help to l et you know that your n ation has not forgotten." Sinise, of course, is i nstantly recognizable a round the world for his u nforgettable portrayal of L t. Dan in "Forrest G ump." He is also one of A merica's most determ ined supporters of our a rmed forces, as his fine w ork with the USO d emonstrates. Sinise wrote the letter b ecause a fellow actor, D .B. Sweeney, asked for h is help after noticing a g laring void of enthusia sm for the military in T inseltown. It led S weeney to launch Letters from H ollywood," which gives c elebrities a unique c hance to reach out to m en and women in unif orm. Sweeney, who starred i n films such as "Eight M en Out," "Memphis B elle" and "The Cutting E dge," told The U nknown Soldiers that he b elieves a substantial n umber of Hollywood a ctors are oblivious to t he daily sacrifices being m ade by thousands of f ellow Americans in A fghanistan, Iraq and a round the world. "I don't think the m ajority really have v iews except what t hey've been handed," t he actor said. The Feb. 27 Academy A wards broadcast reinf orced Sweeney's point o f view. During the m arathon 185-minute t elecast, our men and w omen in harm's way r eceived no substantial r ecognition. In addition to keeping t he wars in Afghanistan a nd Iraq in our national c onsciousness, without l etting politics cloud the e xtraordinary accomp lishments of troops o rdered to carry out dang erous missions, S weeney thinks the film c ommunity has a respons ibility, especially in w artime, to portray the m ilitary fairly. "There have been some m ovies in Hollywood that d enigrate our troops with t he cliche that they're p oor, stupid or have no o ptions," Sweeney, who h eld a special 2008 s creening of the movie Two Tickets to P aradise" for troops in I raq, said. "I find the o pposite to be true; in f act, I know high-ranking o fficers who have turned d own higher salaries in t he private sector." Since launching the W eb site in partnership w ith the U.S. Army, S weeney has received h eartfelt letters for the t roops from celebrities l ike Oscar-winning actor C uba Gooding Jr., Rudy" star Sean Astin, T om Wilson of "Back to t he Future" fame, vamp ire slayer Kristy S wanson, rocker Ted The cutting edge See STARS, page 8A POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, March 2: Ashley Lauren Campbell, 26, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of Alprazolam Patricia Lyndell Chandler, 31, of Avon Park, was charged with six counts of violation of probation reference battery, forgery, utter forged instrument and fraudcredit card, and with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Joseph Thomas Dunihue, 35, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended. Rafael Escamilla, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Maria Yesenia Gomez, 24, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference breach of peace or disorderly conduct. Jerrod Jason Kowalski, 28, was charged with petit theft. Ryan Derrick Langford, 20, of Sebring, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference possession of cocaine. Fredy Alberto Medina, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with simple assault, and possession and or use of drug equipment. Valerie Molina, 25, of Sebring, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, and possession of a controlled substance without prescription. Amy Lynn Raposa, 26, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended. Andres Diaz Sanchez, 32, of Avon Park, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Frankie Smith, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference battery and false imprisonment. Dealexander Thompson, 18, of Sebring, was charged with child neglect. Phillip Lee Vitelli, 18, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, March 1: Jessilyn Michelle Gardiner, 26, of Battle Ground, Ind., was charged with battery. Robert William Hewett, 27, of Sebring, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference use of or possession Continued on page 8A Poker run, barbecue benefit Relay for LifeAVON PARK Ride for the Cure Poker Run and Barbecue is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Last bike out at 11 a.m. Cost is a $10 donation per hand. Start at the Tap Room, 205 W. Main St. in Avon Park, and end at Wild Turkey Tavern on U.S. 27 South. Last bike in at 2 p.m. Plus enter for chances to win gift cards and four-day passes to the 12 Hours of Sebring Race. Barbecue and refreshments will be available for donation to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Plus there will be live entertainment by radio D.J. Rooter Rush. For more details, call 452-5284. Presented by the members of teams The Wild Turkey Great Apes Team plus Awesome Brenda and Team Extraordinaire; supported by ABATE Inerstate Chapter. Blood mobile to be in Lake Placid LAKE PLACID Florida Blood CentersHighlands blood mobile will be at Seacoast National Bank from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today. All donors will receive a T-shirt and a mini physical when they donate. If you have not donated blood in the last 56 days, you are encouraged to do so. One donation can save the lives of three people. Call 382-4499 with questions. Lake Placid Street party features Chili Cook OffLAKE PLACID The Interlake Merchants Street Party, from 6-9 p.m. today, will find local businesses competing in a Chili Cook Off. Music will be provided by DJ Justin Morris and singers Julie and Becca Temple. There will be boats and watercraft demonstrations, off-road vehicles, police and fire safety, classic cars, motorcycles, trucks and the DARE car. Food vendors will be present. Interlake Boulevard will be closed between Oak and Magnolia Avenue to acco modate special events. nformation available on the Chili Cook off at 4654646, Kathy Allaire.Heartland Christian School plans flea market SaturdaySEBRING Heartland Christian School, 1160 Persimmon Ave., will hav e a flea market and bake sa le from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Reserve a table now fo r $20. Call Brenda Wilson at 385-3820.Ladies Guild has Tour of TablesAVON PARK Our Lady of Grace Ladies Guild presents a Tour of Tables salad luncheon and card party in the Grogan Center on Saturday, Marc h 19. Tour of tables begins at 11 a.m.; luncheon at 12 p.m. Card party follows. Tickets are $12 each. Call Debbie Augusta, 385 8872 or Parish office, 453 4757 for tickets.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will have karaoke by Bildi today. For more information and menu selection, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreig n Wars 3880 will host a game of Texas Hold'em a t 1 p.m. today. Music with Bud Followell. On Saturday, Ladies Auxiliar y bingo is set for 2 p.m., with early bird at 1:30 p.m For more information and menu selection, call 6995444. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have Texas Hold'em at 2 p.m. today. Music with Tom McGannon from 6-10 p.m Bingo bango is set for 2 p.m. Saturday. Music with Big Freddie from 6-10 p.m. For more informatio n, call 465-0131.Indiana Marshall County Day setSEBRING The annu al 2011 Hoosier Marshall County Day will begin with registration from 1011 a.m. and the program COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5B News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Sebring police partners, handler John Garrison (left) and K-9 JR, demonstrate their skill before the city council Monday night. Heroin, in a locked metal box, was hidden inside one of six cardboard containers. JR found it immediately. Here Sebring Chief of Police Tom Dettman hands Garrison back the discovered heroin. K-9 gives demonstration to council By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Tom Higginbotham of the Highlands County Health Department said Thursday that the wells for 14 homes in the Lake Placid area were being testing for pesticide contamination. According to Higginbotham, samples will be sent to a laboratory in Jacksonville to see if the wells contain Aldicarb, a pesticide used in citrus production. "Aldicarb is not a problem if used correctly, but when houses exist close to groves that use the pesticide, you have to make sure," Higginbotham said. The Aldicarb was reportedly misapplied to a citrus grove near Cloverleaf Road, but Higginbotham was not sure which grove might have been responsible for the mishap. Homes within 1,000 feet of the application are usually tested when an occurrence like this happens, and if any residue is discovered, the manufacturer of the pesticide will assist the home owner in a connection to the closest utility service, Higginbotham said. "In this case, it might be Placid Utilities, but if the samples come back negative, the manufacturer will continue to test every six months to insure that there is no contamination at no cost to the homeowners," Higginbotham added. "Right now, we are supplying the home owners with free drinking water, and we will 14 LP wells being tested for pesticide contamination Special to the News-SunSEBRING Efforts continue by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office to support Drug Free Highlands by monitoring alcohol sales to minors, as well as enforcing underage alcohol possession. This is evident by a recent Alcohol Compliance Check conducted by the agency's Safe Neighborhood Unit. Acompliance check is a tool used by law enforcement to identify licensed retailers that sell alcohol to underage purchasers. Sellers are aware of the fact that selling alcohol to underage individuals is a criminal offense. On Feb. 12 and 17, the Safe Neighborhood Unit conducted a total of 21 Alcohol Compliance Checks at several local alcohol vendors. Thirteen vendors were in compliance while eight failed to comply with the law. Each vendor not meeting the requirements of the law where arrested and given a Notice to Appear in court in early March 2011. If you suspect a business is selling alcohol to underage individuals you are encouraged to contact the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, your local law enforcement agency, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. If you call Crime Stoppers you have the option to remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward depending on the outcome of the information given. HCSO does Alcohol Compliance Checks Aldicarb was misapplied to a grove near Cloverleaf Road See WELLS, page 3A

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 3A LIMITED SPACE … CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better Grades MARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467 Best After School Program in SebringFREEPICKUP from: Kindergarten Learning Center, Cracker Trail, Sun-N-Lakes, Woodlawn, Fred Wild, Memorial, Hill Gustat, Sebring Middle/High Located on Kenilworth Sebring*Some Restrictions Apply Life Care, Not Day Care CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE € Aluminum € PVC Sets € Wicker Sets € Bars & Bar Stools € Glider Chairs € Swivel Chairs € Outdoor Rugs € Outdoor Fireplaces € Umbrellas € Gas Fire Pits NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED! o f his work product, it is not a discussion of his billing, e tcetera," Stewart directed. Stewart allowed Macbeth t o present the numbers he d eveloped for the meeting, w hich were given to the comm ission personally late M onday and not in the public a genda packet. Macbeth argued that based o n his presented numbers, his e xperience, staff and varying w orkload, Highlands County w as paying about the same p er capita as other similar c ounties. Sumter pays $2.88 per pers on for legal representation, S anta Rosa pays $1.81, H ighlands pays $2.68 and H ardee pays $3.07, according t o Macbeth's report. Those n umbers are calculated b efore litigation is factored i nto the equation. With litigation costs, Polk p ays $2.08 per person, Citrus p ays $3.52 and Highlands p ays $3.58 per capita. The discussion was directe d around a guess at what the county would need to replace Macbeth in personnel one attorney and two paralegals as determined by Elwell and the cost would be close to $240,000 without benefits the county pays Macbeth for contract work before litigation. "That was the first test," Elwell said. "If we could not pass the numbers, then there was no reason to go further." Commissioners asked Macbeth to forward his contract to the board and directed County Administrator Rick Helms to develop policy recommendations to restrict employee phone access to Macbeth. The commissioners also wanted to restrict access to Macbeth in other ways, suggesting that limited direction for case work only come from Helms and the board. Stewart suggested a possible requisition policy where department heads had to request permission for legal action and have it approved before Macbeth could begin billing for an action. Continued from page 1A c ontinue to do that until the r esults come back negative," H igginbotham said. "The s ampling and testing will t ake about 30 days." Homes already connected t o a utility service are not at r isk, but those with questions a re encouraged to call the Highlands County Health Department at 382-7219. Other information could be obtained from the Department of Health Pesticide Hotline, 1-800-6065810, or those who have questions about the pesticide can contact the Department of Agriculture at 1-850-6177917. Continued from page 2A Wells being tested in LP l ot of irons in the fire, but he h as worked non-stop and e xtremely hard to get this p lace up and running," T eresa Hinote said. Crews wouldn't say when T he Watering Hole will fully o pen. It closed last fall, r eportedly due to turmoil a mong the family that previo usly owned the restaurant. "Some of the staff will be r eturning. Eric Lorenz is the r eturning head chef and k itchen manager. He was h ere for three years before it s hut down. "JV(Jason Vendettuoli) is o ur floor manager, and we h ave a couple returning bart enders," Crews said. The Watering Hole's hours w ill remain the same, openi ng at 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. f or dinner Monday through S aturday. The bar closes at 2 a .m. Thursday through S aturday nights. "We've kept a lot of the s ame things. The menu is p retty much the same. We h ave downsized it a little but t hose steaks that everyone c omes here for will still be h ere. You know, with the g arlic," Crews asked with a s mile. Crews eventually plans to a dd new items to the menu b ut for now, it will be just as f olks remember. The most noticeable c hange that The Watering H ole is receiving is the d ance floor. The small area w ere the band played and g uests squeezed in for a d ance are no more. The construction guys w ere busy putting the finishi ng touches on a 1,500 s quare foot dance floor. The b and will also be in the same a rea located at the rear of t he restaurant where "Bully," a 14-foot-long alligator, l ived for years. Bully is now living the g ood life at Gatorama in P almdale. "It's going to be so great," s aid Hinote. "Everyone will have plenty of room to move and enjoy the bands." Crews plans to feature bands three nights a week. Local bands and musicians will start out and continue to provide entertainment, but Crews hopes to broaden the spectrum as the restaurant gets rolling. "It's not just going to be the same country band here every night. We want it to be different and to be fun," said Crews. Another change is that the restaurant will now accept all major credit cards and feature point-of-sale software and computers. It used to be a cash-only establishment. One thing that won't change is the name. "We aren't changing the name. It was purchased just like the building, the liquor license and everything else here. We will just be adding to it," explained Crews. The new name of the establishment will be Cowpoke's Watering Hole. The name comes from Crews'sailfish tournament boat that continuously makes a name for itself in the fishing world. The public should expect quality, dedication and service when they step into the restaurant, according to Crews. "I've had a car load or two of people come in throughout the week ready to eat," Crews said with a chuckle. "My goal is to be open very soon, but we aren't quite ready just yet." Continued from page 1A Board votes to keep Macbeth as attorney By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park Police Department served a warrant early Thursday morning for drugs which resulted in the arrest of a woman who is listed as a sexual predator. Anita Shantay Dunlap, 34, of 12 W. Thomas St., was arrested for possession of an illegal substance with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dunlap is also listed by the Highlands County Sheriff's Department as a sexual predator from a case in 2002 in Polk County under the name Anita Shantay Robinson, according to Rowan. "We didn't expect to get a lot out of this bust, but we are making a statement. This is about making sure that we eliminate this kind of activity in Avon Park. It is a quality-of-life issue," said APPD Chief Michael J. Rowan after the bust. According to Rowan, the warrant was served at 7:45 a.m. Thursday after t he APPD got tips that the re was drug activity in t he house. "We got a tip that the re was possible illegal na rcotics activity going on in the house. An investigatio n revealed that there was a l ot of traffic at the house at a ll hours," Rowan said "The warrant w as served effective ly without injury, an d our agency work ed with professiona lism," Rowan added Det. Chris ty Harbaugh and De t. Nathan Coogan received t he tip and worked the inves tigation that led to the arre st of Dunlap, Rowan said. During a search of t he house, 6.8 grams of a gre en leafy substance that test ed positive for marijuana w as found in addition to ele ctronic scales, mechanic al scales, plastic baggies and a grinder that also had a gre en substance inside. "This is part of a contin uing effort by our departme nt to make sure that we ke ep Avon Park clean," Row an said. AP drug bust nets sexual predator Dunlap Watering Hole to fill back up News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Cruiser Crews is the new owner of The Watering Hole in Sebring. News Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Hopeful employees (right) fill out applications at The Watering Hole on Thursday morning. Kitchen manager and head chef Eric Lorenz and manager Teresa Hinote discuss inventory alongside them (left). New owner Cruiser Crews closed on the beloved establishment just over two weeks ago. Crews hope to open the doors of the restaurant very soon. We've kept a lot of the same things. The menu is pretty much the same. We have downsized it a little but those steaks that everyone comes here for will still be here. You know, with the garlic'CRUISERCREWS owner Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Page 4ANews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com E lection day for the city of Sebring is Tuesday, and yet again we marv el at those individuals willi ng to take, actually compete f or, public leadership roles.We find office seekers especially a dmirable at a time when so much is in u pheaval and the challenges we face are s o, well, challenging. Think of all the esoteric knowledge e lected officials have to master, the endl ess decisions they have to make, all while l iving with the necessary inconvenience of b eing transparent and the embarrassment o f making mistakes in public. Adding to the burden of the actual work i s the fact that politicians are damned if t hey do and damned if they don't. Making d ecisions is a thankless task. Someone will a lways be unhappy. Of course, not every candidate is fit for o ffice every group has its share of the c lueless, the self-centered, the corrupt. And of course it is not all hair, shirts and s acrifice. There are rewards public service is as much about ego as it is about altruism, after all but the responsibilities do out weigh the perks, especially at the local level. Then there are the kurfuffles and conundrums. Take something as seemingly simple as creating a fence ordinance. Right away there are two conflicting schools of thought those people who see walls as good and necessary things, a source of security and privacy; and those who see walls as obstacles and impediments to nature, barricades cutting off views and the breeze. "Yes, yes. Walls help." "No, no. Walls hurt." After that, it gets really complicated. For example, a land owner's recent request to build two solid fences on his property lines revealed complexities on top of complexities. The owner, for reasons of security, asked the council for permission to build the fences eight feet tall. The Sebring fence ordinance, however, only allows eight foot fences to be installed between residential and non-residential property. But what is residential and what is nonresidential? In this case, the property is zoned for agriculture, but the city's future land use plan expects it to become residential. According to the state, future land use trumps current zoning. This means the property has to be treated as residential, even though there isn't a house on it at this time. As if that weren't enough, the property has been annexed into the city, the neighboring subdivision is not. This means two differing sets of fence rules are in play. Let's summarize. The council members faced two sets of unhappy people whose desires conflicted. In looking for solutions they had to consider not just the city's codes and legal definitions, but state mandates and county rules too. And they had to do this using Robert's Rules of Order, while observing the Sunshine Laws, and working, essentially, for free. The thing is, we're lucky there are people out there willing to take on this kind of stress and frustration. The least we can do is get out and vote, helping them ease into the misery It's a tough job, if you can't do it vote Uncle Sam is spending a lot of your tax dollars on programs that do the exact same thing as other federal programs, and you are paying the tab, a shocking new report shows. According to a report by the watchdog Government Accounting Office (GAO), Uncle Sam hosts 47 job-training programs, 44 of which do the same things. The federal government also runs 80 programs for what it calls the "transportation disadvantaged." Count em: 80 paid for by your tax dollars. The report cites a total of 82 other programs spread across 10 separate agencies that are supposed to improve what it calls "teacher quality" something of concern to local school districts and not Uncle Sam. It's a classic example of the left hand not being aware of what the right hand is doing, and it's costing us, the taxpayers, untold billions of our tax dollars. I agree with penny-wise Republican Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., who was outraged by the scandals uncovered in the report and has vowed "to get our fiscal house in order' saying "Now again, we have said enough is enough ." An equally outraged Oklahoma GOPsenator, Tom Coburn, said the report "confirms what most Americans assume about their government. We are spending trillions of dollars every year and nobody knows what we are doing. The executive branch doesn't know. The congressional branch doesn't know. Nobody knows." The GAO report was mandated by Congress the last time it raised the debt limit in January 2010. Coburn said the report makes lawmakers look like "jackasses." "We don't know what we're doing," Coburn said. It's about time they knew. This is the money we earned by the sweat of our brow and they're squandering it as if it were their money, not yours and mine. Think about it. How long would we survive if we spent our money over and over again on the same things at the same time? We'd be in the poor house which is where Uncle Sam lives these days while acting as if he is living in a huge mansion and waited upon by his servants, the taxpayers. This scandal is the result of an inexcusable inattention by the Congress, which in recent years has acted as if it had th e power to spend money the U.S. doesn't have, much of it on worthless programs, and pass ing the bill on to future generations. Republicans won control of the Hous e of Representatives in the 2010 Congressional elec tions by pledging t o trim the government's sails, seeking out wasteful programs and eliminating them Republicans plan to cut a whopping $61 billion from the current fiscal year's budget. That should be just the beginning. The GAO report pinpoints the areas where some of the cutting can and should be done. The report shows Congress where a lot of the waste can be found, advising: "Reducing or elim inating duplication, overlap o r fragmentation could potentially save billions of taxpay er dollars. The duplication is stagger ing, with some 33 areas loaded down with what it calls "overlap and fragment ation" in the federal government, including 56 program s across 20 agencies that deal with something called "fina ncial literacy," whatever that is. There are more than 2,10 0 data centers from only 43 2 a little more than a decade ago among 24 federal agencies. The GAO says Uncle Sam could save up to $200 billion over the next 1 0 years simply through consol idation. There are 20 programs among seven agencies that deal with homelessness. The GAO found $2.9 billion spe nt on the programs in 2009. "Congress is often to blame for fragmentation, GAO wrote, explaining that poten tial participants often have access problems as a result of the duplication. Moreover, there are 82 "distinct" teacher-quality pr ograms in 10 different agencies, many having "duplicat e sub-goals." Nine of them address teacher quality in math, science and related areas. There are 15 agencies in charge of 30 food-related laws. "Some of the oversigh t doesn't make any sense," according to the report. "Doesn't make any sense." I couldn't have said it better myself. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. This isn't mere duplication; it's unbridled idiocy Making Sense Michael Reagan W hy does the school board continue to degrade employees? E ditor: Over the last few weeks there has b een much written about the greed of u nions and how union folks make mass ive salaries while the rest of the count ry goes broke. People in Highlands C ounty may actually start believing t his misinformation. Just a few days ago the Highlands C ounty School Board refused to continu e bargaining with our local noni nstructional union. The school board w alked away from the bargaining table b ecause the union refused to accept t heir demand that the school board c ould fire any non-instructional e mployee without that employee being a ble to grieve the firing. Now, it has been years since the s chool board has given any of those f olks a raise. The wages that the school b oard pays are exceedingly meager. A p araprofessional starts at less than $ 13,000 per year. This salary is barely a bove the poverty level. In fact, this is a poverty level wage if the new e mployee has one dependent, as povert y level with one dependent is anything b elow $14,710. So, one has to ask, what motivates t he school board to degrade these peop le even further? Well they must view t hem from the business model. These a re not really people with whom you s hop, eat, or go to church, or more i mportantly people who teach your c hildren. They are merely replaceable p arts that can be gotten cheaper. If a p araprofessional stays on the job long e nough so that they are not getting p overty level wages, fire them and r eplace them with a cheaper employee. If you actually believe that H ighlands County non-instructional f olks are getting massive wages, go t alk to one at your local school or when y our child is dropped off by their f riendly bus driver. James F. Reid SebringUnions' game plan E ditor: Perhaps the principal way that libera ls hope to secure a lasting majority is b y rewarding their biggest benefactors, labor unions. Unions with a estimated membership of more than 15.7 million spends billions of dollars on campaigns throughout the United States in every election cycle. Incredibly, however, that exorbitant amount of money could further skyrocket if union officials are able to get Congress to pass their top legislative priority: "Employee Free Choice Act" deceptively named "Card Check". Card-check legislation would make the job of union organizers vastly easier by taking away employees'right to vote in a secret-ballot election. Currently this is how a union gets started: When a company retains unskilled management personnel, the employees with no one to file their grievances end up trying to form a union. Employees first have to find a union that will represent them. Once they do, then that union goes through the employees to find at least 30 percent of them to sign a union card. The union takes those signed union cards to the employer and requests recognition as the monopoly bargaining agent for all the employees of the company. The union officials know that the employee signature on the union card does not guarantee that this employee will vote for the union. Under current la the company has the right to request a secret ballot vote of the employees before the union is recognized by the employer. This secret ballot vote by the employer is done, because often employees have come under intense intimidation to sign the union card. This secret ballot vote gives an employee a safe way of saying yes or no to joining a union without undue pressure, just like when you vote when going to the polls on election day. But here's where the big change comes in. Under the "Employee Free Choice Act" a.k.a. "Card-Check", unions want to be automatically granted recognition as soon as they get signatures on a union card from the employees. Asecret ballot vote would not be held unless the union officials want one, which will never happen. After all, why would union officials jeopardize what is already guaranteed to them? How much money are the unions making per month? If an employee is charged a minimum monthly membership due of $25, and if there are an estimated union membership of 15.7 million people, you do the math. How much impact would card check have on union membership? If card check is passed it will allow unions to add approximately 1.5 million new members per year. How do you stop unions? Train your management personnel to treat your employees fair and equal with dignity and respect at all times. Wendy Griffin SebringFreedom crisis, who is next?Editor: The mass media are focused on protests in the Middle East; they express concern about safety for the masses in six-seven countries in the throes of revolution: freedom. Most interesting, because here in America now, some 200 million Americans are about to lose theirs. Not only has the middle class been devastated by layoffs, stagnant wages and higher prices, the very core of the right to work and decent wages (unions) may be gone. That means working people will revert back to the 1800s when the boss dictated the wage. The CEOs say unions are the culprit. How strange. The unions created the middle class for some 200 million people. If you are a retired employee, ask yourself what your pension is, if you still have one. As noted before, many working people, through the media, believe that President Obama was responsible for the current miserable crisis we face today. Again, please note that corporate America received $8 trillion (free) to save them from bankruptcy, but now that $2 trillion are aimed at laid off workers and their families, there is a great "hue & cry" about decreased deficits. Those who caused them want to "stem the tide," even though that means the victims (you) will have to suffer through it without much aid. You will continue to be victimized while corporate America hangs on to $2 trillion for more profits. Higher gas prices and more to come. How ironic, people in Middle East fighting for what we already have and are about to lose. Gabriel Read Avon Park EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 5A HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AND ELECTRONICS WASTE COLLECTIONSmall businesses please contact the Recycling Dept. for proper disposal of hazardous materials. Oil and Batteries accepted in unlimited quantities during this scheduled collection and also during normal operating hours at the Recycling Dept. 7 a.m. 3 p.m. The following is a list of commonly used household materials which will be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection:€ Solvents € Muriatic Acid € Cleaning Supplies € Brake Fluid € Hearing Aid Batteries € Used Oil € Rechargeable Batteries € Clothing Spot Cleaner € All Paints € Automotive Cleaners € White Out/Liquid Paper€ Paint Remover € Antifreeze € Liquid Auto Polishers € Wood Preservatives € Auto Batteries € Pool Chemicals € Carpet Cleaner € Water Sealers € Unknown Chemicals € Liquid Furniture Polish € Paint Thinner € Carburetor Cleaners € De-GreasersHOUSEHOLDSONLYACCEPTED ELECTRONICSEND OF LIFE ELECTRONICS: Computer, Monitors, Keyboards, Terminals, Televisions, Stereos, Printers, Fax Machines, VCRs, DVD Players, Video Cameras, Video Game Consoles, Wireless Devices. Barkley StreetSaturday March 5, 20118:30am till 2:30pmFor more information, call(863) 655-6400FREEFREE Sunday, March 6th, 2011 @ 6:00pmDo you need a miracle in your: € Health € Finances € Marriage € BusinessCome and join us. See what God will do for you!Life & Praise Ministries, Inc. 813 Memorial Dr., Sebring, FL. 33870*For directions, call 863-443-2349* Located by Comcast Cable & 2 blocks south of Memorial Elementary School. w ill start at 11 a.m. today at t he usual location in the M anatee Room in Homer's R estaurant, which is one b lock east of Walmart. All Marshall County resid ents and guests welcome.Precautionary boil water notice issuedLAKE PLACID Placid U tility Water system cust omers in the Tomoka H eights subdivision experie nced an emergency water s hut down from 11 p.m. W ednesday to 5:30 a.m. T hursday for emergency r epairs to a 10-inch water l ine on Grandview B oulevard. The effected a reas include Grandview B oulevard and Crestview T errace from the Rosewood D rive North/Crestview T errace intersection to the T omoka Boulevard North i ntersection. As a precaution, those a ffected by this shut down a re advised to bring to a r olling boil for one minute a ll water used for drinking, c ooking or brushing teeth. T his includes ice machines, s ode fountains, and drinking w ater fountains. This Precautionary Boil W ater Notice will remain in e ffect for two consecutive d ays until the bacteriological s amples show that the water i s safe to drink. For more information, c ontact the Placid Utilities W ater Department at 4026 786 or 699-3716.Square Dance at ButtonwoodSEBRING There will b e a square dance today at B uttonwood Bay. Nelson W akeman will be the caller. P hyllis Hathaway will return a s cuer. Early Rounds are at 7 p .m.; square dancing at 7:309 :30 p.m. All levels of s quare dancing will be c alled. Square dance attire is c asual/optional. Any questions, call Roger M cElfresh at 655-4243.Redneck Joe Band plays at Duffer'sSEBRING The Redneck J oe Band will be performing a t Duffer's Sports Grille f rom 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. S aturday. This is a three-piece band t hat will play a variety of s outhern rock, country and b lues. C.J. Hughes, of Lake P lacid, is the lead vocalist a nd guitar player who put t his local band together. T here is no cover charge. Today, Lee Allcorn and D ave McDonald will entert ain during dinner from 6-9 p .m. Southern Style Karaoke w ill take over at 9 p.m. to 1 a .m. Duffer's is at 6940 U.S. 27 N orth. Recreation Club plans yard saleSEBRING The Sebring R ecreation Club will host its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. (Lunch will be available on Friday). Abake sale will also be included.Tanglewood line dance is SaturdaySEBRING Tanglewood will host a line dance at 7 p.m. Saturday. Pauline Oliphant will lead and provide some instruction. All proceeds from this dance will be donated to the Tanglewood Residents' Cancer Benefit. Oliphant has generously offered her services free of charge. Admission is $4 for residents with badges, $6 for all others. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ice will be provided. Please bring your own drinks. There will be a 50/50 draw. Tanglewood is one-half mile north of the Sebring Walmart.Woman's Club holds flea marketSEBRING The GFWC Woman's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, is having a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday. Something for everyone. For information, call 382-0706.Dance Club hosts Golden Era Big BandSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club hosts big band ballroom dancing from 7-9:30 p.m. today at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to waltzes, cha-chas, foxtrots, rumbas, jitterbug and other favorites to the 16-piece Golden Era Big Band. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. The snack bar opens at 6 p.m. For more information, call 385-6671.Steak dinner benefits Project GraduationAVON PARK Project Graduation Steak Dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bill Jarrett Ford, 1305 U.S. 27 North. Donation is $7. The meal includes steak, baked potato, green beans and roll. All proceeds go to fund Avon Park High School Project Graduation.Fly-in breakfast is SaturdayAVON PARK Fly-in breakfast will be from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at Florida Aircraft Services (KAVO), 1535 State Road 64 West, in the Maintenance Hangar. Fly, drive or walk in to the Avon Park Executive Airport. Full breakfast includes casseroles and sticky buns. All for $5 donation. Served by Christ Lutheran Church LCMS, 1320 County Road 64 East. For information, call 471-2663.Craft sale heads to Fireman's FieldSEBRING Acraft sale will be held at the Highlands County Convention Center and Fireman's Field from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Handmade creations, unique items and gifts, liquor lamps, eyeball jewelry. Visit www.bucklecraftfair.com for coupons. For information, call (386) 8600092.Maryland Day is SaturdaySEBRING Maryland Day will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Homer's Smorgasbord in Sebring. Any questions, call 3811739 after 5 p.m.St. Francis Episcopal Church hosting fashion showLAKE PLACID A fashion show is set for noon Saturday at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 45 Lake June Road. This show is presented by the Lake Placid Woman's Club. Tickets are $25. Door prizes and entertainment to be provided. Please call Bette Tiernan, president, at 465-3163 for additional information.Caladium Co-op plans Trash and Treasure SaleLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative, 132 E. Interlake Blvd., will hold its annual Trash and Treasure Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a pulled pork luncheon served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The lunch will consist of a pulled pork sandwich accompanied by coleslaw and potato chips. Select from a variety of desserts for an extra charge.Mark and Clark coming to Sebring Village MondaySEBRING The Mark and Clark Show will be at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at Sebring Village. Words can hardly describe the incredible performances of these identical twins at identical grand pianos. From comedy to the dramatic interpretation of the classics, the two dynamos have enthralled audiences throughout the world. These CBS recording artists received gold albums in five countries throughout Europe. Mark and Clark's outstanding list of accomplishments also include many television appearances in addition to the Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas and the Johnny Carson shows. Ticketsare $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 386-0045 or Continued from page 2A LAURAH. FARMER Laura H. Farmer, age 93, of Sebring, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Sebring. She was born on April 11, 1917 in Amesbury, Mass., to Joseph E. and Bess M. Sargent Perkins. Mrs. Farmer had been a bookkeeper in real estate and has resided in Sebring since 1993, coming from North Braddock, Pa. She is survived by her sons, Andrew J. Farmer III and James E. Farmer, both of Sebring, Fla.; a sister, Dorothy Klinzing of Braddock Hills, Pa.; seven grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Farmer was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Joseph Farmer Jr., her son, George Allen Farmer, and her daughter, Gerrie Lynn Farmer. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. at the funer al home from 3-5 p.m Interment will take place at the Monogahela Cemete ry in North Braddock, P a. Arrangements have be en entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 83-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS Courtesy pho to The Sensuous Senator' characters of Senator Harry Douglas and his wife Lois arrive at the Tanglewood clubhouse in style on Wednesday evening in a limo provided by Alan Jay Automotive Network and driven by John Mandis. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Characters Senator Harry Douglas and his colleagues, Congressmen Clyde Salt and Jack Maguire, arrivedin style at Tanglewood onWednesday night. After a raucous press conference at which the Senator announced his bid for the Presidency, unruly members of the press had to be removed from the Tanglewood clubhouse with the assistance of Lt. Casey of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office. Following his announcement to run for the presidency, the senator's wife, Lois, left for Chicago and the senator's secretary and an agency escort arrived to keep the senator and the congressmen very busy. The mayhem continues this evening at 7 p.m. Join the Tanglewood Actors Guild f or their final performance of "The Sensuo us Senator". The opening night audience lov ed the hilarious play. Many claimed it was t he best performance to date by the Tanglewoo d Actors Guild and will be urging the ir friends and neighbors to be sure to see it. Tickets will be on sale at the door startin g at 6 p.m. The doors open at 6:30. Dessert at intermissionis included in the $10 tick et price. Tanglewood is a half mile north of t he Sebring Walmart. Sensuous Senator' takes Tanglewood by storm

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 7A TODAYPartly sunny and breezy79 / 56Winds: ESE at 10-20 mphSunshine mixing with some clouds82 / 60Winds: ESE at 8-16 mphSATURDAYMostly cloudy, a t-storm possible81 / 58Winds: SW at 7-14 mphSUNDAYSunny to partly cloudy78 / 56Winds: NNE at 7-14 mphMONDAYMostly sunny and pleasant79 / 57Winds: E at 8-16 mphTUESDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. Washington Washington 50/38 50/38 New York NewYork 40/35 40/35 Miami Miami 78/66 78/66 Atlanta Atlanta 57/47 57/47 Detroit Detroit 43/36 43/36 Houston Houston 77/60 77/60 Chicago Chicago 48/34 48/34 Minneapolis Minneapolis 32/12 32/12 Kansas City KansasCity 48/28 48/28 El Paso ElPaso 73/41 73/41 Denver Denver 44/22 44/22 Billings Billings 38/19 38/19 Los Angeles LosAngeles 69/50 69/50 San Francisco SanFrancisco 61/46 61/46 Seattle Seattle 45/39 45/39 Washington 50/38 New York 40/35 Miami 78/66 Atlanta 57/47 Detroit 43/36 Houston 77/60 Chicago 48/34 Minneapolis 32/12 Kansas City 48/28 El Paso 73/41 Denver 44/22 Billings 38/19 Los Angeles 69/50 San Francisco 61/46 Seattle 45/39 A storm will spread a soaking rain across the Midwest today which will renew ” ooding concerns in the Ohio Valley. Along the front edge of the rain, the air will be cold enough for snow to fall from the upper Great Lakes to New York state. There will be an icy zone between the snow and rain across northern portions of Pennsylvania and southern New York state. A few spotty showers could dampen the Florida coast as well as South Carolina and Georgia. The lower Mississippi Valley to the central Plains will have pockets of rain. U.S. Cities National Forecast for March 4Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W):ssunny, pcpartly cloudy, ccloudy, shshowers, tthunderstorms, rrain, sfsnow ” urries, snsnow, iice. Albuquerque 58/30/s 56/31/s 61/38/pc Atlanta 57/47/c 61/47/sh 58/36/t Baltimore 48/33/pc 61/47/c 62/38/r Birmingham 64/55/c 67/40/t 56/36/pc Boston 29/29/s 48/39/c 53/41/r Charlotte 56/43/c 58/54/c 65/36/t Cheyenne 40/19/sn 48/28/pc 47/27/sn Chicago 48/34/r 38/21/sn 36/22/s Cleveland 44/37/r 46/31/r 32/17/sn Columbus 54/44/r 54/32/r 37/21/sn Dallas 74/47/pc 58/36/t 67/45/s Denver 44/22/sn 57/28/pc 59/27/c Detroit 43/36/r 46/26/r 33/17/sn Harrisburg 48/36/c 55/43/c 53/29/r Honolulu 81/69/r 77/70/sh 82/69/sh Houston 77/60/pc 70/42/t 64/45/pc Indianapolis 58/43/r 46/26/r 42/25/pc Jackson, MS 72/58/r 70/40/t 57/38/pc Kansas City 48/28/r 43/24/sn 48/31/pc Lexington 64/47/c 57/34/t 43/26/sn Little Rock 69/57/r 58/33/r 55/37/s Los Angeles 69/50/s 74/54/pc 70/53/c Louisville 62/51/c 57/33/t 47/29/pc Memphis 67/55/r 58/34/t 51/37/pc Milwaukee 46/35/r 36/20/sn 33/23/pc Minneapolis 32/12/c 25/8/pc 28/22/pc Nashville 66/53/c 62/34/t 50/31/pc New Orleans 71/64/r 75/50/t 61/46/pc New York City 40/35/s 52/45/c 56/40/r Norfolk 48/43/pc 65/50/pc 69/41/t Oklahoma City 64/35/sh 52/28/pc 59/37/pc Philadelphia 45/36/s 60/46/c 58/42/r Phoenix 76/50/s 76/52/pc 80/56/pc Pittsburgh 50/39/r 57/42/sh 43/23/sn Portland, ME 28/26/s 41/35/r 48/37/r Portland, OR 52/39/r 54/39/r 51/35/sh Raleigh 57/42/c 63/54/pc 65/38/t Rochester 42/35/i 49/34/r 35/15/sn St. Louis 64/39/r 44/26/r 48/32/s San Francisco 61/46/pc 60/51/r 57/45/sh Seattle 45/39/r 46/35/r 47/35/sh Wash., DC 50/38/pc 63/49/c 62/35/r Cape Coral 81/56/pc 83/61/s 81/60/c Clearwater 80/61/pc 81/63/s 79/59/t Coral Springs 76/66/pc 78/66/s 78/62/c Daytona Beach 74/58/pc 75/61/pc 77/54/t Ft. Laud. Bch 77/68/pc 78/68/s 80/64/c Fort Myers 82/57/pc 83/62/s 81/61/c Gainesville 76/53/pc 77/57/pc 76/46/t Hollywood 78/65/pc 79/64/s 80/62/c Homestead AFB 76/65/pc 78/65/s 78/61/c Jacksonville 72/53/pc 74/58/pc 74/46/t Key West 78/68/pc 78/70/s 80/70/c Miami 78/66/pc 80/67/s 80/65/c Okeechobee 75/62/pc 80/61/s 78/56/c Orlando 78/57/pc 80/58/s 78/57/t Pembroke Pines 78/65/pc 79/64/s 80/62/c St. Augustine 70/60/pc 73/61/pc 73/50/t St. Petersburg 81/60/pc 81/62/s 79/61/t Sarasota 81/58/pc 81/60/s 76/59/t Tallahassee 74/54/pc 75/57/c 71/39/t Tampa 81/59/pc 80/61/s 77/63/t W. Palm Bch 78/66/pc 78/67/s 79/62/c Winter Haven 78/56/pc 81/59/s 80/57/t Acapulco 90/68/s 90/68/s 88/72/s Athens 52/44/sh 53/46/c 64/50/sh Beirut 69/58/s 65/55/sh 68/61/s Berlin 48/34/s 45/23/c 36/18/s Bermuda 61/59/sh 63/62/sh 70/66/s Calgary 9/-1/sn 7/-3/sn 10/1/sn Dublin 48/37/pc 50/36/pc 46/37/pc Edmonton 0/-10/pc 2/-6/sn 9/-8/pc Freeport 74/58/pc 74/62/c 77/66/c Geneva 47/41/pc 52/35/c 49/25/s Havana 82/62/pc 86/65/s 79/63/t Hong Kong 67/63/pc 71/68/pc 75/68/sh Jerusalem 64/48/s 59/45/pc 68/52/s Johannesburg 82/56/pc 82/55/c 80/55/s Kiev 35/27/pc 38/23/pc 34/20/pc London 47/36/pc 50/34/pc 39/29/pc Montreal 32/31/sn 38/35/sn 36/15/sn Moscow 36/26/pc 37/21/sn 31/21/sn Nice 55/46/c 62/50/pc 68/52/s Ottawa 34/34/sn 40/32/sn 40/5/sn Quebec 25/22/sn 35/28/sn 34/14/sn Rio de Janeiro 80/72/r 80/72/sh 81/71/sh Seoul 44/24/s 40/26/pc 50/23/c Singapore 87/77/sh 87/77/r 87/77/t Sydney 83/62/pc 74/61/sh 77/61/c Toronto 42/37/i 48/33/r 36/10/sn Vancouver 45/41/r 49/33/pc 45/33/pc Vienna 45/41/s 55/34/s 41/23/pc Warsaw 41/30/s 37/25/t 32/20/sn Winnipeg 16/-10/s 11/-5/s 13/-10/c A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High .............................................. 8:18 a.m. Low ............................................... 1:54 a.m. High .............................................. 8:36 p.m. Low ............................................... 2:12 p.m. Partly sunny and breezy today. Partly cloudy tonight. Sunshine mixing with some clouds tomorrow. Sunday: mainly cloudy with a thunderstorm possible. Monday: sunny to partly cloudy. Tuesday: mostly sunny and pleasant. An area from New York to Vermont suffered one of its worst ice storms on record on March 4, 1991. Ice one inch thick accumulated between Buffalo and Rochester. Partly sunny and breezy today. Winds east-southeast 12-25 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 50% and excellent drying conditions. € Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. € Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. € All watering should take place before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. NewFirstFullLast Mar 4Mar 12Mar 19Mar 26 Today Saturday Sunrise 6:47 a.m. 6:46 a.m. Sunset 6:29 p.m. 6:29 p.m. Moonrise 6:23 a.m. 6:53 a.m. Moonset 6:32 p.m. 7:23 p.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2011Jacksonville 72/53 Gainesville 76/53 Ocala 78/55 Daytona Beach 74/58 Orlando 78/57 Winter Haven 78/56 Tampa 81/59 Clearwater 80/61 St. Petersburg 81/60 Sarasota 81/58 Fort Myers 82/57 Naples 82/58 Okeechobee 75/62 West Palm Beach 78/66 Fort Lauderdale 77/68 Miami 78/66 Tallahassee 74/54 Apalachicola 72/57 Pensacola 70/59 Key West Avon Park 79/56 Sebring 79/56 Lorida 76/60 Lake Placid 81/53 Venus 80/53 Brighton 78/58 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 1:24 a.m. Low ............................................... 7:55 a.m. High .............................................. 2:08 p.m. Low ............................................... 7:55 p.m. UV Index TodayThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 6 7 6 2 Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional SummaryShown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.Five-Day forecast for Highlands County 78/68 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 12.12 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Sunday .......................................... 85 Low Sunday ........................................... 53 High Monday ......................................... 88 Low Monday .......................................... 52 High Tuesday ......................................... 84 Low Tuesday .......................................... 59 High Wednesday .................................... 79 Low Wednesday .................................... 53Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 37% Expected air temperature ....................... 79 Makes it feel like .................................... 78BarometerMonday ...............................................30.04 Tuesday ...............................................30.12 Wednesday .........................................30.17PrecipitationMonday ...............................................0.00Ž Tuesday ...............................................0.43Ž Wednesday .........................................0.00Ž Month to date ..................................... 0.43Ž Year to date ......................................... 3.30Ž

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Page 8ANews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011www.newssun.com SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGES3750 U.S. 27 North, Unit C1 € 471-2277Next to Fairmount Cinema 6 € Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Closed Sunday Tobacco Products, Candy, Cold Beer, Housewares, Gifts & MORE!LOW PRICES € MANY GOOD BARGAINS € CLOSEOUTS!*Prices do not include tax. Natural Light and Natural IceAll Old Milwaukees Best … Reg, Lt, Ice12 Pack $6.99 Budweiser and Bud Light 12 Pack $10.99 Busch, Busch Light and Bud Ice18 Pack $11.29 Smoke Odor ExterminatorCandles/Spray Can $6.79/$5.79 Cigarette Style Little CigarsMany Brands $6.99 … $10.99 Carton305s and ROMY 3 Pack Deal $10.30 For 3 Misty $45.99 Carton Galaxy 100% ADDITIVE FREE Natural Cigarette $29.49 Carton Newport$50.49 Carton € 3 Pack Deal $5.19 Ea. Seneca $31.69 Carton N ugent and "Sopranos" t ough guy Tony Sirico. "I've been involved with W WP(Wounded Warrior P roject) since 2004 after g oing to Iraq with Jim G andolfini and witnessing w hat you proud patriots do f or God and your country," S irico, who played Paulie on t he hit HBO show, wrote to t he troops. "And I thought I w as a tough guy?!?! F ughedaboutit!" Aparticularly moving lett er was written by Gina E lise, who I had the pleasure o f meeting at a 2010 gatheri ng of military bloggers. E lise tirelessly travels the g lobe visiting injured service m embers and veterans, and p oses for pin-up calendars to b enefit the wounded. "Your sacrifices have s hown me that life is about g iving to and helping others. Y ou are my role models," E lise, whose charitable cale ndars can be purchased at p inupsforvets.com, said. Please know that we on the h ome front are thinking of you and wish every service member a safe return home." Elise got an overwhelming response to her letter from warriors fighting on America's post-9/11 battlefields. "It is such a morale booster when great Americans like you stand behind and support us," a U.S. service member serving his third overseas tour wrote to Elise from Afghanistan. Sweeney is hoping more Americans, especially celebrities earning exorbitant salaries, will reach out to the men and women protecting our way of life. "They don't join the Army for any other reason than to serve the country," Sweeney said of America's all-volunteer force. "We live in the greatest country in the world, and we're lucky to be born here." There was a time when supporting our military was a top priority in Hollywood, which included actors like Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda, who selflessly volunteered to risk their lives after Pearl Harbor. As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches, a new generation of stars, led by genuine patriots like Gary To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web site at www.creators.com. Continued from page 2A Photo courtesy U.S. Army/Samuel Phillips Actor D.B. Sweeney meets with military members at a 2008 event in Iraq. His continuing support of American soldiers is a rarity in Hollywood. of paraphernalia. Ronald Shane Kennedy, 35, of Lake Placid, registered as a sexual predator. John Bernard Moretto, 44, of Lake Placid, was charged with DUI. Enrique Rameriez, 32, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer without violence and neglect of a child. Gary William Reed, 51, of Lorida, was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked. Jeremy Anthony Resendiz, 20, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana. Orlando Antonio Rosado, 22, of Sebring, was charged with cruelty toward a child. Joshua Ernest Snell, 33, of Sebring, was charged with possession of a synthetic narcotic with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a specified area, possession and or use of drug equipment, two counts of failure to appear reference issue/obtain property with check, and violation of probation reference worthless check. Christina Michelle Vasquez, 38, of Lorida, was charged with resisting an officer without violence. Heather Ann Wall, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference domestic violence batter y Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun o nly 4 feet high. Between a 2 5-foot set back from the f ront property line and the f ront plane of a home, owne rs may build walls or fences u p to 6 feet high, but may not u se chain link. Side and backyard walls a nd fences located between t he front plane of the house a nd the rear lot line may r each 6 feet in height and c hain link is allowed. Only w alls or fences built to separ ate residentially zoned prope rty from commercial propert y, along the shared property l ine, may be up to 8 feet in h eight. All chain link fences, r egardless of height, must be b uilt with a top rail. Discussion at the meeting r evealed the subject of fences r emains a contentious issue. F or example, the owners of Wolfe Creek Ranch Property an undeveloped tract of land behind the Foster Beasley sub-division running parallel to Bassage Road wanted permission to install two 8-foot high stockade fences to protect the property's boundary. One fence would run eastwest behind the last line of houses in the subdivision; the other would run north-south along the east side of a small side street called ALane. Homeowners in the subdivision are not at all happy, however. The houses there are on large lots, the area sprinkled with pine trees. Typically the fences used there are four feet high and made of wire or chain link. Driving through the neighborhood, the effect is clean, open, quiet and rural. Carol Lewis, who shares a common property line with Wolfe Creek, said, "I don't have a problem with the height of the fence, it's the type of fence." She and her neighbors, she said, hate the idea of solid wood. Lewis said the area is home to many types of animals, from snakes to deer, and that even bears have been seen on occasion. Asolid fence will cut off their movement she said. She was even more upset, however, for safety reasons. "We are an asset," she said, "not because we are nosy neighbors but because we care." "If I hear anything over the fence I wouldn't be able to report it," said Danielle Schmidt, another neighbor. "I can't take a ladder to look over. I would be blocked. I couldn't see. I can offer no assistance. "Last July there was a horrendous fire back there. Animal movement is an issue, but it's mostly a fire issue." On one point everyone was agreed ATVdrivers, many from South Florida, have found their way in to Wolfe Creek and done damage. It is those drivers the fences are meant to keep out, said Greg Harshman, who is related to the owning family and was speaking on their behalf. "When we went out to assess the property," he said, "you could tell all kinds of hoodlums had been out there having wild parties. That's why we want to put in a fence to protect the property." He emphasized that the family used the site personally and enjoyed it. The owner is very aware of the fire danger, Harshm an said. That is why a 30-fo ot fire break has already be en created along the perimeter Because it is a large tra ct of land, and no one has an y idea of what the own er intends to do, the city counc il wants the owners to me et with city staff to create a development agreement. In the end, because of t he new ordinance which sa ys fences dividing residenti al from non-residential proper ty can be 8 feet high, Wol fe Creek got its fence, althoug h only the east-west portion. Just before the counc il members voted on the ord inance, City Attorney Micha el Swaine reminded them th ey can always bring the ord inance back for amendments Continued from page 1A b ecame the largest fundraiser for the c hamber," Macklin read from a prepared s tatement. "The issue has become money, not the m emorial. Interruption of vendor placem ent is a bigger deal than memorializing t hose who fell to protect our freedoms. I t's all about respect and honor." Macklin further urged the council to s et the debated section aside for just p atriotic events and memorial services. In response, the Chamber Executive D irector Dave Greenslade agreed that it w as about respect and honor, and that he f elt that having church choirs and vend ors along the main street would bring m ore attention to the memorials there. "For 30 years we have used that sect ion of the Mall," Greenslade said. There are vendors in that section, and a l ot of people, during the Christmas p arade. We view this as an opportunity to recognize the veterans in our communities. We have an opportunity to have several thousand people walk that section and view the monuments and hopefully understand the true meaning of why those monuments are there. "We are not going to put anything on any of the monuments, and the closest vendor will be along the street, over 15 feet from the closest monument. We have the deepest respect for that section and the entire Mall. We would never do anything to damage any section of the Mall," Greenslade added. Council made no motion to change their decision, but Mayor Sharon Schuler did point out that she and Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray were opposed to using that section. "I was not in favor of it, but Brenda and I were only two votes," Schuler said. Despite the Mayor's comments, Greenslade stressed that the chamber was always respectful of both the concerns of veterans and the charm provided by the mile-long green space on Main Street. "We have the utmost respect for all of our veteran's groups. And will not disrespect any section of the Mall. It is the jewel of Avon Park," Greenslade added. Continued from page 1A Stars show support for troops Fence ordinance passes, but not without more controversy I don't have a problem with the height of the (Wolf Creek) fence, it's the type of fence. We are an asset, not because we are nosy neighbors but because we care.'CAROLLEWIS property owner Veterans Square use during festival draws critics We view this as an opportunity to recognize the veterans in our communities. We have the deepest respect for that section of the Mall We would never do anything to damage that section of the mall.'DAVIDGREENSLADE APchamber director

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Call 863-453-6469. 1200Lost & Found 1100Announcements NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 5.341 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARINGNOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt Rule 5.341, Use of Time-Out and Physical Restraint for Students With Disabilities, Universal Breakfast Program, at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, March 14, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed rule. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Monday, March 14, 2011, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendent's office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to make changes to the policy in accordance with requirements set forth in recent Florida legislation. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: The District shall implement behavioral management interventions for disruptive students to prevent and reduce significant disruptive behavior and to provide for the physical safety and security of students and staff when students pose a threat to themselves and/or others. The focus shall be on the use of the least restrictive but effective intervention(s) for each student. The following interventions shall be available: Time Out (nonexclusion time out and exclusion time out), Seclusion and Physical Restraint. Manual physical restraint is the use of physical restraint techniques that involve physical force to restrict free movement of all or part of a student's body. It is a method to prevent a student from harming himself/herself or others and may only be implemented by trained, qualified school personnel. All intervention methods shall be documented and reported according to District policy. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendent's office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary March 4, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to Section 715.109, notice is hereby given that the following property will be offered for public sale and will sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash: A 1965 HILL DUMP TRAILER House Trailer, VIN Number HK111, and the contents therein, if any, abandoned by previous owner, SHELA LOUISE THORTON Villa del Sol Mobile Home Park, 911 S. Anglim Avenue, Lot 13, Avon Park, Florida 33825 on March 11, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. THE EDWARDS LAW FIRM PL 1901 Morrill Street Sarasota, Florida 34236 Tel. (941) 363-0110 By: /s/ Sheryl A. EdwardsFlorida Bar No. 0057495 February 23; March 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000019 RESIDENTIAL CREDIT SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff, vs. SEBASTIAN CORTES; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR SECURITY ATLANTIC MORTGAGE CO., INC.; PRAIRIE OAKS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; COUNTRY CLUB DOWNS OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure sale dated February 8, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000019 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein RESIDENTIAL CREDIT SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff and are SEBASTIAN CORTES are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., March 10, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: UNIT D, BUILDING 2, COUNTRY CLUB DOWNS, AS PER THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 1838, PAGE 136, AS AMENDED, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF PARCEL E AS DESCRIBED AND RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1795, PAGE 266, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID PARCEL; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04'43'' WEST ALONG THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF HAW BRANCH ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 266.24 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 55'17'' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 25.21 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57'40'' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 82.40 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02'40'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 14.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57'40'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02'20'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 14.70 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57'40'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02'20'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 5.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57'40'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 10.40 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 02'20'' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 5.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57'40'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 19.10 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 02'20'' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 7.30 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57'40'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 20.90 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 02'20'' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 21.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 February 25; March 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10-987-GCS HARVEY SCHONBRUN, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY WEEKS, STACEY WEEKS n/k/a Stacey M. McCartney, DODGE ENTERPRISES, INC., BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (USA), SUNTRUST BANK, LVNV FUNDING LLC, CACH, LLC, and MBNA AMERICA BANK, N.A. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lots 24 and 25, Block 263, of LAKE SEBRING Sheet No. 5, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 16, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of March, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of February, 2011. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk February 4, 11, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 10-1123-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MOHAMMED AKTHER, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the ``Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure'' entered in the above-styled action, the property described below will be sold by the Clerk of this Court at public sale, 11:00 a.m. on March 14, 2011, to the highest bidder, for cash at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867: Commencing at the Southeast corner of Block 4, of SUNSET BEACH SUBDIVISION, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 20, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, thence South 88 degrees 12' West a distance of 250 feet to a point; thence North 02 degrees 36' East a distance of 123.28 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 82 degrees 18'39'' West a distance of 196.24 feet to a point; thence North 03 degrees 19' East a distance of 165.89 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way line U.S. Highway No. 27 (also known as State Road No. 25); thence in a Southeasterly direction following the Southerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 27 along a curve to the right having a radius of 3,087.12 feet an arc distance of 200 feet to a point; thence South 02 degrees 36' West a distance of 123.28 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk February 25; March 4, 2011 Notice is hereby given that on 3/28/11 at 10:30 am the following mobile home will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S. 715.104. 1968 SKLY HS #SF765B Last Tennant: Grover R or Barbara Eaton Sale to be held at Danny P Carroll Family LLC dba Lakeshore MHP 101 US Hyw 27 S Sebring, FL 33870 863 385 7800 March 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that ON 03/28/2011 at 10:30 am the following vehicles will be sold for towing & storage charges pursuant to F.S. 713.78. 2001 TOYT 4D #2T1BR12E81C51118 4 ALL Sales to be held at Alan Jay Automotive Network 441 US 27N Sebring, Fl 33870 863 402 4210 March 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-04 IN RE: ESTATE OF RYAN M. DRURY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of RYAN M. DRURY, deceased, File Number PC 11-04, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was October 27, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $38,793.78 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Michael and Janice Drury 3427 Monza Drive Sebring, FL 33872 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 25, 2011. Person Giving Notice: Michael Drury GOSSETT LAW OFFICES, P.A. Gary R.Gossett, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0801194 Christopher L. Cober Florida Bar No. 74718 2221 US 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone (863)471-1119 Attorneys for Personal Representative February 25; March 4, 2011 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 March 4, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Robert M. Alexander P.O. Box 736 Sebring, FL 33871 Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives: /s/ James L. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 March 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-79 IN RE: ESTATE OF A RDIS R. HOOVER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ARDIS R. HOOVER, deceased, whose date of death was January 24, 2011, and whose social security number is 284-12-8083, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce A venue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-73 Division ________ IN RE: ESTATE OF JEROME PETER JUSTESEN a.k.a. JEROME P. JUSTESEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JEROME PETER JUSTESEN a.k.a. JEROME P. JUSTESEN deceased, File Number PC 11-73, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce A venue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was August 4, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $8,598.48 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Marilyn B. Justesen 2438 W. Nautilus Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 4, 2011. Persons Giving Notice: /s/ Marilyn B. Justesen 2438 W. Nautilus Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 /s/ Joseph Clifford Justesen 8 Amherst Road Malboro, New Jersey 07746 /s/ Peter Nels Justesen 608 Oakland Hills Drive; Apt. 608 Arnold, Maryland 21012 A ttorney for Persons Giving Notice: / s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 A von Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 March 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsCHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first da y your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:385-6155 News-Sun Classified Classified ads get fast results WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. 1050Legals Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeSusan Benton Sheriff 434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870Integrity € Quality Service € ProfessionalismTELECOMMUNIC A TOR Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218 Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E./A.D.E.A./Veterans Preference BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTEDAnnual Salary: $24,544Of fers this exciting car eer if you have what it takes to: JOIN OUR TEAM OF DEDICA TED PROFESSIONALS € Talk on the radio € Work on computers € Multi-task € Make sound decisions € Listen carefully € Handle stress Paid benefits include State of Florida Retirement, health/dental/life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. € 12 hour rotating shifts € High school diploma/G.E.D. required

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun March 4, 2011Page 11 A Immaculate 3 bedroom 2 bath pool home in prestigious Meadowlake.$259,900Directions: US 27 to East on CR 621 to Right on Holmes Road to Right at Meadowlake Entrance to your first Right to home on Right.Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home on pristine Lake Placid.$385,000Directions: US 27 South to West on Lake Mirror Drive to stop sign to Left on Placid View Drive, past boat ramp to home on Left.11:00 … 12:30 7 Meadowlake Circle N 1:30 … 3:00 3639 Placid View Drive LakeHuntleyAccess Boathouse Open House Saturday Mar ch 5th (863) 465-4158 Hosted by: Kim Johnson Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you!1996 FORDCROWN VICTORIA Regularly serviced, Looks and Runs GREAT! Excellent gas mileage, needs A/C work. $1700. 863-382-0310 9450Automotive for Sale1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO New professional restoration, very low miles includes Owner's Manuel. 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Mar 5th, 10am-5pm & Sun Mar 5th, 10am-4pm. Handmade creations, Unique items & gifts, Liquor lamps, Eyeball jewelry. visit www.bucklercraftfair.com for coupons / info 386-860-0092 7460Crafts & BazaarsCAR WANTED:I need a very good used car with rather low mileage. Do you have one for sale? Call 863-465-0978 7340Wanted to Buy SUN NLAKE 5034 Angelo Cir. Sat. Mar. 5th 7AM 12PM. SEBRING RECREATIONCLUB HUGE ANNUAL YARD SALE. 333 Pomegranate Ave., behind Sebring Police station. Fri-Sat, Mar 4-5, Fri 8AM-5PM, Sat 8AM-3PM. Clothing, decor, furniture, hardware, electronics, something for everyone. This is an exceptional sale! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING HILLS111 Swallow Ave, Fri-Sat, Mar 4th & 5th, 8am-2:30pm. Furniture, Jewelry, Clothing, & LOTS OF MISC ITEMS! SEBRING FALLSPARK1541 Caribbean Rd. off US 27 S. to Ryant Rd. Sat. Mar 5, 8am 4pm. Home decor, paint supplies, fish finder, trolling motor, household, brand clothes, Christmas decor, plates. Much More! SEBRING ANNUALGarage / Bake Sale "SEBRING Falls" MHP Sat. Mar. 5th, 8AM 12PM. Silent Auction everyone welcome! Donuts, coffee, hot dogs & cokes. Lots Of Goodies! SEBRING 4319Sebring Ave, Sat, 3/5, 8am-2pm. Baby items, lg men's clothes, china cabinet, refrigerator, new mini fridge, full size bed, desks, computers, keyboards, monitors, books.....LOTS of things for everyone! SEBRING -2 Family Sale 2333 Avalon Rd. ( off the Parkway) Fri & Sat Mar. 4 & 5 8AM 3PM. Clothing, household items, toys, children's clothes. Too Much To List! SEBRING -THE BEST GARAGE SALE! 1519 Vicki Dr. (behind Taco Bell) Thur Fri Sat 7AM 3PM. All Must Go. Don't miss out! SEBRING -Multi Family Sale, 3230 Marlin Dr, Fri-Sat-Sun, Mar 4-6, 8am-? Furniture, Big Screen TV, Household Items, Baby Clothes (NB-3T) Toys, Electronics, & LOTS MORE! SEBRING -MULTI FAMILY SALE 302 Sparrow Ave. Sat Mar 5, 8am-3pm. Everything from A to Z! SEBRING -HUGE SALE! 18 Years o f Worth of Items! 1108 Josephine Ct, Fri-Sat-Sun, Mar 4-5-6, 9am-5pm. Everything from tools, band saw, joiner/planer, rough cut lumber, toys, collectibles, home decor, clothing, Tiki Bar, kitchen items, organ, misc. Some building materials & furniture. Too much to list! A lot of good treasures. SEBRING -ESTATE SALE 4523 Desoto Rd, Fri-Sat, Mar. 4th & 5th, 8:00 am 6:00 pm. SEBRING ESTATE SALE 121 Corvette Ave (just off Thunderbird Rd.) Fri & Sat Mar. 4 & 5, 8AM 4PM & Sun Mar 6, 8AM 2PM. Nice Clean Sale! Collection of birds & birdhouses, garden & yard art. rabbits, apples, wrought iron pcs, Snapper mower, 1980's Sigma acoustic guitar, fishing tackle, bird bathes, trellises, golf clubs, tools, lg. stain glass windows, sofa bed, Rattan table, love seat, kitchen stuff, bookcase, linens, Corelle dishes, flatware, 5 recliners, formal dining room table w/ 6 chairs, rockers, washer & dryer, old quilts, microwaves, country benches, 14cu ft. Frigidaire freezer, Browning Nomad Stalker Bow, & Many More, Rain or Shine. No Early Bird Sales! SEBRING CHURCH YARD SALE! 1623 Carrington Ave (Golfview to Higson to Carrington), Thurs-Fri-Sat, Mar 3-4-5, 8am-3pm. Antique Clocks, Cameras, Table Saw, Lots of Books, Original Photos, Tools, & MORE! SEBRING -528 Von Maxcy Rd. (Francis I MHP) Thur FriSat Mar 4-5-6, 8AM 4PM. Fabric, household items, furniture. Something For Everyone Too Much To List! SEBRING -5 Family Sale! Harder Hall Area. 4111 Page Ave. Sat Mar. 5th, 8AM ? Lots of everything CHEAP. hsld. items, tools, fishing, furn., glass, children items, clothes.Much More! SEBRING -228 Whatley Blvd. Thur Fri Sat, Mar 3-4-5, 8Am 4PM. Antique books, tools, clothing, sm. appliances, household items. Too Much To List! SEB.YARDSALE, Rainbow Apostolic Church, 2203 Rainbow Ave., Sat. March 5, 7am-12pm. Clothes, shoes, dishes, misc. Variety of items. Proceeds to benefit church. LAKE PLACID-MULTI-FAMILY SALE! 26 Dog House Dr, off Henscratch Rd., Sat & Sun, Mar 5th & 6th, 8am-3pm. Toys, Tools, Clothes, Horse Tack, Automotive, Household Items, Tractor, & LOTS MORE! MARYLAND DAY MARCH 5, 2011 2-4 P.M. HOMER'S RESTAURANT (on the Sebring Parkway) FOR QUESTIONS CALL: 381-1739 (after 5 p.m.) LAKE PLACIDYard Sale / Bar B Que / Popcorn. 109 W. Interlake Blvd. Sat. Mar. 5th 8AM 1PM. at Toby's Clown Foundation. Something For Everyone! LAKE PLACIDMulti Famiy Sale 1057 Lake June Rd. at entrane of Leisure Lakes, Fri & Sat, Mar 4 & 5, 8am-? Something For Everyone. Too Much To List! LAKE PLACIDMOVING SALE! Placid Lakes, 257 Shepherd Rd, NW, Thrus-Fri-Sat, Mar 3-4-5, 9am-4pm. Some Furniture, Household Goods, Pressure Washer, Wm's Office Work Clothes (size 12), Reasonably Priced. LAKE PLACIDLakeside Village South Clubhouse, Holmes Ave, Sat, Mar 5th, 7:30am-1pm. Books, Baked Goods, Antiques, Household Items, Clothing, & LOTS OF MISC. LAKE PLACIDHuge Moving Sale! 338 Gleaming Ave. Sun N Lakes (CR29 to Concert Dr, follow signs) Fri & Sat Mar. 4 & 5, 8am -2pm. Couch, love seat, 2 dressers, washer, dryer, band saw, joiner, fishing poles. Tons Of Misc.! LAKE PLACIDAt Stuart Park on Interlake Blvd (across street from Wauchula State Bank), Sat, Mar. 5th, 8am-1pm. This sale is a fund raiser to help individuals with disabilities attend Summer Camp. HUGE FLEAMARKET Woman's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Dr, Fri-Sat, March 4th & 5th, 8am-2pm. Baker's Rack, Chain Saw, Household, Sm Appliances, Clothing, Jewelry, Bake Sale Items, Etc. Reasonable Prices! AVON PARKMulti Family Sale 12 W. Raymond St. ( off N. Lake Ave.) Fri & Sat Mar 4 & 5, 8AM-? Something For Everyone Too Much To List! AVON PARKLARGE SALE @ Storage Facility, across US 27 from South Florida Community College, Sat-Sun, Mar 5th & 6th, 7am-? Household Items, Furniture, Mattresses, Clothing & MUCH, MUCH MORE! AVON PARKClean Out Workshop! 5 E. Charles St. Fri & Sat Mar. 4 & 5, 8 AM ? Power & hand tools, some house goods, men's clothes and Bassett desk. Much More! SEBRING, FLESTATE SALE ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD! 4109 Loquat Rd, (FOLLOW SIGNS FROM YMCA) Sat., Mar 5th, 8am & Sun, Mar 6th, Noon-4pm. Maple, Cream & Blonde Mahogany BedRm Sets, Dishes, Chairs, Tables, Books, Clothing, COINS, & Much More! By The Furniture Doctors, 863-414-7388 7320Garage &Yard Sales TIRES 4205X50 ZR16 $30 863-382-6741 TIRES 2P235X65RX16 $25 863-382-6741 STOVE -Electric, Clean & Works Great! Also vent hood (does not match stove) Both $75. 863-382-2717 7310Bargain Buys REFRIGERATOR, PORTABLE,Magic Chef Black, 33''H x 21''W x 19''D. Used very little. $50. 561-502-7278 PAPER WEIGHT6'', Glass, with flower inside. $20. 863-873-7201 or 863-441-0448 MINI-FRIDGE W/FREEZER,Mblack, 3', 2 door, $80. 863-201-3769 KITCHEN TABLEGlass, w/4 chairs. $100. 863-201-3769 JENNY LINDCRIB (mattress & linens included). Like New! $70. 863-382-6360 HEDGE TRIMMERCraftsman, 18" blade,, 2 cycle engine. Very good condition. $40. 863-453-7027 EMBROIDERY SET-UPfor a Singer Quantum XL 5000 machie, includes thread. used once, $50 863-257-1873 EDGER, ECHO,Portable, 2 cycle engine. Very good condition. $50. 863-453-7027 DRAFTING T-SQUARE48'' Stainless Steel, $10. 863-873-7201 or 863-414-0448 CRAFTSMAN FLOORJACK, 3 ton. Like New, have original box. $55. 561-502-7975 7310Bargain Buys SHOPSMITH MARK5, with woodworking tools $500 Cash! 8636550342 HURRICANE SHUTTERSAluminum 15" wide. Total of 65 in varying lengths from 33" to 87", $10 each or take all for $350. 863-385-0759. FILING CABINETS:2-Drawer, $10; 3-Drawer, $15; LAMP: Stained Glass, Very Pretty!, $50; CURIO CABINETS: $100 for 1, $75 for the other; CUCKOO CLOCK: $100. 863-471-3504. DRILL PRESS34" bench radial Craftsman incl. HD bench on wheels $150 obo / LAWN MOWER Craftsman 195cc 22" self propelled mulcher 6.75hp excl. $200 obo 863-414-5038 COVER /ADCO for RV trailers 28' 7" X 31' 6", never opened still in orig,pkg. a bargin $150 863-453-7027 7300MiscellaneousSHOES FORSALE! All are almost brand new! Approximately 20 pair incl riding boots, dress shoes, athletic shoes, etc. Sizes 6 1/2 7. Will sell 1 pair or all. Make offer! 863-385-4610 7200Apparel &Household GoodsDAYBED TWINSize, White and Gold frame. $200 / KITCHEN SET table w/ 4 chairs, 2 leaves, white wash finish. $150. Both in excellent cond. 863-471-2863 7180FurnitureWASHER &DRYER KENMORE CLEAN GOOD CONDITION $150. 269-930-0428 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING (2)Available 3926 Kenilworth Blvd, 1500 sq ft, $550/mo : A/C, office, BA, lg overhead door, near Sebring High School. 640 Park St, 6400 sq ft, $2500/mo : A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. 941-416-2813 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING 20'X40'Warehouse, 12' overhead door, on busy Highway 27 across from Lakeshore Mall. 863-385-3474 6550Warehousesfor Rent SEBRING -2BR, 2BA, New kitchen & bath. 1026 Lake Sebring Dr.. Large yard, boat docking. Furniture available. $675 / $725. 863-386-9100 or 954-295-7194 SEBRING -Harder Hall Executive Home on Golf Course. 3BR, 2BR, 2CG, Nice screen porch, 1900 sq ft liv. Appl's included. 1 year lease, no smoke. $850/mo. + sec. dep. 863-381-3990. SEBRING -Harder Hall area, 2BR, 2BA, 1CG, screened porch. $750/mo. plus & security deposit. View by appointment. Call 863-381-6747, leave message. SEBRING -2BR with fenced yard & concrete shed/laundry. Will consider pets. $550/lmo + $400 security deposit. Extra pet deposit. 863-243-4580 LAKE PLACIDSun 'n Lake, 2BR, 1BA, 1CG, large scrn'd porch on back. New paint & carpet. $575/mo, + 1st/last/sec. Or For Sale By Owner, Owner Financing. 863-464-8555 or 863-465-6091 LAKE PLACID125 Pine Tree Dr, 3BR, 2BA on 2 acres. $850/mo. + $1150 security deposit. Pets OK. 423-802-6036. HOUSES /MOBILE HOMES Call for Availability NO Security NO Last NO Dogs 863-381-4410 or 863-381-5174 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -Country Club of Sebring. 2BR, 2BA, den, lanai, pool, beautifully furnished/decorated. Available April 1st. Call 863-386-0340. LAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, seasonal or monthly. Excellent furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, No smoking or dogs. $1450/mo. After season, rent reduced. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING FREE 1/2 mo rent, free cable, lg clean 1/1 tile floors. quiet / safe. No dogs 863-385-1999 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA & 1BR, 1BA available immediately. Includes laundry facility / water / sewage. 1st. & security. No Pets! 561-706-6743 LAKE PLACIDNewly remodled! 2/BR, 2/BA, screened patio, Washer / Dryer, Excellent Conditio n. Includes water. $500 monthly plus 1 mo. security. 954-695-8348 KEY LAKEVILLASLAKEFRONT LIVING IN SEBRING 2 Bedroom townhouse unit. Clean & quiet, Screen porch, Outside patio, Central air, Washer/Dryer hookup, $585/mo., first & security. No Pets. 863-465-2740 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS: 1BR, 1BA $495/mo +$200 security; Washer/Dryer, Microwave, WSG included. Pets Wlcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook ups. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-452-0469. 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 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. Weekly. or Monthy, starting at $150 wkly. Includes elec. & water. No Pets. 306 circle. 863-386-9100 or 954-295-7194. Or go to Bldg. and ask for John. 863-414-7535 LAKE PLACIDFully Furnished, Remodeled Studio Apt. Utilities paid except cable & telephone. Starting at $425-$475. No Pets/No Smoke. $400 security deposit. 863-243-4580 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING -Newer Community gated (not 55+), 2BA, 2BA, screened porch, tiled floors throughout, convenient location to US 27 & Hospital. Clubhouse & pool, lawn maintenance included. $750 Monthlly 863-840-1080 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA, tile floors throughout, screened porch, convenient location to US 27 and Hospital, (Not 55+) gated Community, Clubhouse & pool, vaulted ceilings. Lawn Maint. included. $800 monthly. 863-840-1083 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING -Mobile Home in Family Park. Needs TLC, but OK for occupancy. Great Starter Home! PRICED TO SELL! $1,800. 863-253-1014 SEBRING -MH in 55+ community. Comletely furn 1BR, Large BA, kitchen & D.R, L.R. & Dressing Rm. Lakefront, Boat Ramp w/gazebo. Pets Welcome. 2900 St Rd 17, N., Lot 20. 863-402-0037, no calls before 1 pm. PALM HARBORHOMES Short Sales/Repo's/Used Homes 3 or 4 Bedroom Doublewides Won't Last!! $3,500 40k John 800-622-2832, Ext. 210 A VON PARK12X46, 1BR, 1BA in A von Mobile Home Park. New gas cook stove, carport, screened room, shed, other recent updates. Reasonable lot rent. Asking $6500. 574-518-8483 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate WantedNC MOUNTAINSASHVILLE AREA Spotless, Fully Furnished, 3BR, 2BA Doublewide MH on beautiful tree lined 1/2 acre. Cable, FP, W/D, Dishes, Linens, Gas Grill.....just bring your toothbrush! Cool nights, 2300' elevation. $950/mo. 863-381-0611 4300Out-of-TownProperty LAKE PLACIDFlorida Vacant Residential Land, 603 Archie Summers Rd, MUST SELL! Lot is .26 acre (11,454 sq ft) with 83' Frontage & 138' Depth. Paved road access, with access to electricity at property line. Well water & septic tank are used in the neighborhood. It has sandy ground and a few trees. Perfect location for a home near Lake June-in-Winter Florida State Park where there is access to sailing, hiking, fishing & bird watching. If interested contact Margaret Hughes @ 888-878-8918, leave message. BEAUTIFUL LOTSin Sebring and Lake Placid areas. Golf and Lake Communities. $3900. email Lotsfor5000.com or Call Sal 863-633-0050 4220Lots for Sale A VON PARK-DUPLEX-VIILLA in Orangewood Acres Newly painted inside and out. New roof in 2009, New counter tops and sinks. All updated appliances incl. Excellent community. Own your own land. 863-257-1873 4180Duplexes for SaleWOW !LAKE PLACID Lake Front Condo fully furnished, 2BR, 1BA, covered parking. Bring your toothbrush. Only $54,500 Deb Worley Realtor. 863-465-0123 4170Lakefront Prop.For SaleMUST SELL!!!!!4 Acres Cleared Commercial US 27 Near Hwy 98 700 Ft. Frontage w/Turn Out 595K OBO ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED! Call John, 561-385-4099 4160Commercial Prop.For Sale 4100Homes for SaleLake PlacidSEBRING 3BR,2BA 1CG, CBS Home 303 Virginia Pl. $119,00 or 2BR, 2BA, MH 5151 Barnum St. $42,500 10% Down Owner Financing Call 863-835-1445 4080Homes for SaleSebring DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155 The Avon Park Housing Authority is now taking applications for North Central Heights Homes, a new Rent RestrictedŽ single family home development in Avon Park consisting of 20 Two Bedroom, 46 Three Bedroom and 4 Four Bedroom homes. Rents will average in the low $400s for 2 br. homes and low to mid $500 & $600s for the 3 & 4 Br. homes. Applications open for Avon Park residents only; February 14 … March 11, 2011 and all other applicants after March 11, 2011. For further information, contact: Avon Park Housing Authority at 863-452-4432, Ext. 2220 AVON PARKAFFORDABLE RENTRidgedale Apartments1, 2, 3 & 4 Br Apts Central Location, water & trash included Rent subsidized „ Based on household income. No Application Fee Call 863-452-4432 TTY 800-955-8771 EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY 6200UnfurnishedApartments Classified ads get fast results CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 711 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 711 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Sebring Blue Streak bats were able to pick up several much-needed runs in the top of the sixth to break open a pitcher's duel against Avon Park at Charles R. Head Field on Tuesday. "It was an awfully good game," said Sebring coach Bob Hoffner. Junior Aaron Hart pitched a top-notch game for the Streaks as the southpaw gave up just three hits and no runs in seven innings with one walk and five strike outs. "Aaron did a good job for us. He has been pitching well for us all year and did a great job," Hoffner said. On the other bench, Avon Park's defense held the line, giving up no runs until the sixth when an error gave Sebring the go ahead. "It was a well played game by both teams. Both teams made a lot of good plays. I am real proud of our guys of holding their composure," Red Devil head coach Whit Cornell said. "(Starting pitcher) Lane (Crosson) is a competitor. We are happy to have him, and he pitched a good game. No matter how these types of games turn out, I am proud of the guys." As well he should have been as up until the sixth inning, Crosson had matched Hart's effort by stifling the usually potent Sebring lineup. Coming into the game, the Blue Streak bats had scored in double figures in all but one game on the season that being a five-run effort put up against DeSoto Division I signee Brady Anderson. Apop-fly call in the fifth cut a Sebring rally short, and brought Streak coach Hoppy Rewis and Buck Rapp into a discussion with the umpiring squad and bought them both tickets to the stands. Sebring was able to pick up three in the sixth when junior Seth Abeln put one between second and the shortstop to get on base. Abeln went three-for-four for the night. Matt Randall followed with a hit and Evan Lewis a walk to load the bases before a Jesse Baker sacrifice fly sent Abeln home with a head-first slide. The Steaks bought insurance in the top of the seventh when Randall batted in Kyle Cunningham and David Griffin. Hart held the Red Devil batters at bay after that to end the game at 5-0 Sebring. The outcome puts Sebring at 7-0 for the year and drops Avon Park to 5-3. "We are a young team, but we are constantly improving," Cornell said. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt was an exhibition of efficiency that would have made Greg Maddux envious as McKeel Academy's Kyle Schackne shut down Lake Placid in a 6-1 Wildcat win Tuesday night at Roger Scarborough Memorial Stadium. Schackne went the whole way, striking out 10 and throwing just 79 pitches over his seven innings of work. The Dragons did push across an unearned run in the seventh, however, to spoil the shut out bid. With one out, Tyler Carr reached on an error and stole second. One out later, Terry Coyne's fly ball to left field wasn't handled, allowing Carr to come around with the scoreboard scratching run. McKeel had scored its' first run in the third, as Lake Placid starter Dylan WeberCallahan had been working nearly as well as Schackne. And even the one run wouldn't have been so bad, but it was the four-run fourth that the Wildcats put up that did the big damage. Weber-Callahan would go five innings, striking out six and walking one. "They're a goodhitting team," assistant coach Mark Callahan said. "When they got behind in counts, they battled and would do something to put the ball in play." Which is something the Dragons did as well, as they put men on base in most of the innings, but just couldn't come up with the timely hits. Two runners were left on base in the second, third and fifth innings to show that the chances were there and the game could well have been a much closer affair against one of the district favorites. The Wildcats added an insurance run in the fifth before the Dragons'seventhinning run provided for the final margin. The loss halted a fivegame winning streak for Lake Placid and evened the teams'district mark at 1-1. It is a mark the Dragons will have ample opportunity to improve upon as they face three straight district opponents, starting with Fort Meade tonight at home before taking on the Red Devils at Avon Park Tuesday and hosting Mulberry next Thursday. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, March 4, 2011 Page 3B MyFWC.comThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) passed new rules that affect hunting on many of the state's wildlife management areas. Most of these new rules apply to specific WMAs; however, two of them affect public hunting on a more statewide scale. One such statewide rule establishes youth turkey hunts on 78 FWC-managed areas, all of which support adequate turkey populations, and creates a youth turkey quota permit. Forty-nine of the 78 areas will require a youth turkey quota permit, and only those youths who will be less than 16 years old on the last day of the youth turkey hunt may apply for this opportunity. The youth turkey hunts on these WMAs will be two-day, Saturday-Sunday hunts and will occur the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey season on each particular WMA, beginning with the 2012 season. "We know the importance of exposing young people to hunting opportunities," said FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto. "The more our youth experience wildlife and nature, the more likely they are to grow up to appreciate these resources and to pass along outdoor traditions to future generations." These hunts will be available for youths younger than 16-years old who are supervised by and in the presence of an adult, 18 years of age or older, but only the youth will be allowed to harvest a turkey. Adult supervisors who don't have the required hunting license, turkey permit and management area permit won't be allowed to participate in the hunt. They will be allowed to supervise only. However, adult supervisors who do have the required license and permits will be allowed to "call" and otherwise participate in the hunt. But only the youths are allowed to harvest a turkey. The other statewide rule removes the one-gun restri ction on all hog quota hun ts using dogs. Currently, these "hog-do g" quota hunts allow only o ne hunter (permit-holder), o ne gun, one assistant and up to three dogs. An additional person al so may join the hunting party, if a guest permit is obtained in that person's name. But starting with the 201 112 hunting season, each pa rticipant will be allowed to hunt with a gun. Details about these ne w rules are available online at MyFWC.com/Commissio n, linked from the Feb. 23-2 4 meeting agenda. FWC adds youth turkey hunts, modifies hog-dog hunts on public lands Courtesy photo Licashia Williams poses with the bike she won via raffle at the Sebring Youth Football and Cheer Spring Conditioning Camp registration. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring Y outh Football and Cheer A ssociation would like to t hank everyone who came o ut to register for the S pring Conditioning Camp; t here was a great turnout f or both Football and C heer. Every participant that c ame and registered was g iven a free raffle ticket for a chance to win one boys a nd one girls bicycle. The lucky winners were K y'Rell Griffin and L icashia Williams, congratu lations to you both. Another Registration / Appreciation Day is planned for Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Highlands County Sports Complex. Another free raffle will be held for each child that registers for the Spring Conditioning Camp, this time SYF will be giving away a Netbook. Also, for the first fifty parents who register their child we will have a gift for them as well. Cost is $25 for Football and $10 for Cheer. SYF looks forward to seeing you there. Any questions please call Kim 381-5047. Great turnout for SYF registration Outta the Woods Tony Young Better start brushing u p on your turkey calling, because spring gobbler season is here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any combination, March means it' s time to start talkin' turkey. Youth hunters are sur e to benefit from a new rule passed by the Florid a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) tha t established a two-day Youth Spring Turkey Hunt on private property the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey season in each hunting zone. In Zone A(south of State Road 70), that weekend was Feb. 26-27 In the rest of the state that weekend falls on March 12-13. Only those under 16 years old are allowed to harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. No license or permit i s required of the youth or supervising adult, unles s the adult plans to help "call-in" the bird or oth erwise participate in the hunt. But adults are not allowed to do the shooting only the kids may harvest a bird. For safety reasons, th e FWC passed another rul e that limits the methods of take allowed during spring turkey hunts on wildlife management areas (WMAs), beginnin g with this spring turkey season. The new rule restricts firearms to shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns only, using shot no large r than No. 2. All legal bows and crossbows can also be used unless a particular WMAdoesn't allow them. But all rifles, pistols, buckshot and slugs are now prohibited during spring turkey hunts on WMAs. This new rule does no t Turkey Time See TURKEY, page 4B News-Sun photo by KIM GAUGER Aaron Hart went the distance Tuesday night, holding Avon Park scoreless in Sebring's 5-0 win. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Dylan Weber-Callahan battled, but couldn't quite hold off McKeel in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Wildcats. McKeel6Lake Placid1 Sebring5Avon Park0 Dragons downed by McKeel Blue Streaks blank Red Devils Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands Youth Football & Cheer Organization ( HYF) will be registering f or the upcoming fall footb all season. HYF is part of the Police A thletic League (PAL) A ssociation Sunshine C onference, is fully insured a nd has a contract with H ighlands County to play t heir home games at the H ighlands County Sports Complex on Field D PALoffers five divisions of football ranging from ages 5 15 which include Flag, Mighty-Mite, Pee Wee, Junior Varsity and Varsity (8th Grade Maximum) divisions that include weight limits with each division, with the exception of the Flag and Senior division which are unlimited weight. PALalso includes a cheerleading program with the same divisions as footHighlands Youth Football registrations are underway See HYF, p a g e 4B

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Sebring Elks Golf TourneySEBRING This month's Elks golf tournament will be held on Monday March 7 at Harder Hall Country Club. Cost for the 8 a.m. shotgun start is $32 per player. To register either your team or as an individual player, contact Jack McLaughlin at 471-3295, or by email at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com Check in not later than 7:45 a.m. in the Harder Hall Golf Course restaurant area.McFarling GolfSPRINGLAKE The 5th Annual James McFarling Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, March 5 at the SpringLake Golf Resort. The flighted, four-person scramble will tee off with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. For $50 per person, golfers get flight prizes, CTPfor men and women, goodie bags and lunch at Michael's restaurant. Proceeds will be awarded to scholarship recipients from the Highlands County Sertoma Junior Golf Tour. For more information, call John Delaney at 655-3686. Avon Park Mall Festival 5KAVON PARK The 26th Annual Avon Park Mall Festival 5K Run/Walk is set for Friday night, March 25, at the Old Armory Building at 6:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the building across from the tennis courts in Donaldson Park. Entry fee is $15 through March 21 and $20 from March 22 thru race day sign up. Tee shirts guaranteed to only the first 100 entrants, so sign up early. Those desiring an entry form may email cbrojek@comcast.net or call Chet at 385-4736. Mail your checks payable to Central Florida Striders, along with the signed application to Central Florida Striders, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL33872. The race benefits the boys and girls track teams at Avon Park High School.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING Wings of Faith Worship Center presents the First Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Country Club of Sebring. Check-in is from 7:30-8:15 a.m. with a Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Platinum Sponsor $500 includes one team of four golfers, one tee sign and two green signs; Gold Sponsor $300 includes one team of four golfers, one green sign; Silver Sponsor $150 includes one green sign, one tee sign; Bronze Sponsor $100 includes one green sign. Individual player $60 includes green fees, cart and lunch ($70 after March 26). Team of Four Golfers $240 includes green fees, cart and lunch ($280 after March 26). Make checks payable to: Wings of Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, FL 33871, or register online at wingsoffaithchristianworshipcenter.com Proceeds to be donated to scholarship program for graduates attending Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center. For more information, call Jason Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhankerson@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com .Our Lady of Grace eventAVON PARK Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church has a benefit event coming up, the First Annual Golf Tournament at River Greens Saturday, March 12 at 8 a.m. The cost of $60 per player includes golf, cart, golf shirt and lunch, while River Greens members pay just $35. Sponsorships are available, starting with a $100 hole sponsor for a sign only. AHole Sponsor with Sign, plus a fr ee foursome, is $300, a Co-Sponsor Sig n, plus free foursome, with perogative to f ly their banner is $400 and a Major Spons or is $1,500.Seminole Club Trail RunSEBRING The Highlands Semino le Club presents the first Seminole Trail Ru n 5K on Saturday, March 5, at the Sun-N Lake Preserve in Sebring. The cost is $15 per participant if regi stered by Tuesday, Feb. 15 and $20 aft er that day or on the day of race. Registration on race day begins at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m. Awards will be presented for top finis hers in major age groups. This is the first event of its kind for t he trails at the Preserve. Registration forms can be found at highlandsseminoles.org Call 386-9194 or email mantarayEM@eart hlink.net for more information."Doc Owen" Golf TourneyAVON PARK The Avon Park Noo n Rotary Club will host its Second Annu al David "Doc Owen" Golf tournament o n Saturday, April 16 at Highlands Rid ge North. The two-person scramble-format ent ry fee is $60 per person with prizes in flig ht groups, lunch, goodie bag and refres hments on the course. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun t ee time. Entry information and check payable to Avon Park Noon Rotary mailed to Ch et Brojek, 3310 Par Rd, Sebring, FL3387 2. Golfers should include their names an d handicaps along with their check. Those needing a form may ema il Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or call at 385-4736. Business entry of two-persons plus a hole sign for a total of $200 is availab le for the first time this year. All Rotary club members are urged to support participate in the event that ben efits local Rotary charity projects. Business hole signs for $100 are al so available by contacting Chet via email or phone.SHSBasketball CampSEBRING The SHS basketball pr ogram will be hosting a basketball cam p for boys and girls, in 2nd-6th grade, o n Monday, March 28, and Tuesday, Mar ch 29, from 8 a.m.4 p.m. The cost of the camp is $20 and is appropriate for players of all skill leve ls and experience. Current and former Streaks will be o n hand to help with the camp, which will al so feature contests, competitions and prizes. Campers can either bring their ow n lunch or purchase lunch there for a re asonable price. Please contact Coach Lee at 441-122 1, or by email at leem@highlands.k12.fl.u s Pickleball League ChampionshipSEBRING On Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m., the first ever South Centr al Florida Pickleball League Championsh ip will take place at the courts in Highlan ds Ridge. The league is made up of five comm unities in central Florida; Highlands Ridg e, Tanglewood, Solivita, Lake Ashton an d Rainbow Resort. Several of the finest pickleball playe rs in Florida will be competing and two of the best teams will do battle Solivi ta and Tanglewood. Anyone who is interested in learnin g about the "fastest growing sport in adu lt communities across the country" shou ld make their way to Highlands Ridge. Matches will run from 10 a.m. to t he finals at approximately 1p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston4415.746 New York3128.52513 Philadelphia3030.5001412New Jersey1743.2832712Toronto1744.27928 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami4317.717 Orlando3922.639412Atlanta3724.607612Charlotte2634.43317 Washington1545.25028 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago4118.695 Indiana2733.4501412Milwaukee2336.39018 Detroit2241.34921 Cleveland1149.1833012WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio5011.820 Dallas4416.733512New Orleans3528.55616 Memphis3428.5481612Houston3132.49220 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3722.627 Denver3626.581212Portland3427.5574 Utah3229.5256 Minnesota1547.2422312Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers4319.694 Phoenix3128.5251012Golden State2733.45015 L.A. Clippers2240.35521 Sacramento1544.2542612___ Tuesday's Games Indiana 109, Golden State 100 Orlando 116, New York 110 Dallas 101, Philadelphia 93 Toronto 96, New Orleans 90 Memphis 109, San Antonio 93 Milwaukee 92, Detroit 90 L.A. Lakers 90, Minnesota 79 Houston 103, Portland 87 Wednesday's Games Atlanta 83, Chicago 80 San Antonio 109, Cleveland 99 Golden State 106, Washington 102 Boston 115, Phoenix 103 Minnesota 116, Detroit 105 New York 107, New Orleans 88 Oklahoma City 113, Indiana 89 Denver 120, Charlotte 80 Portland 107, Sacramento 102 L.A. Clippers 106, Houston 103 Thursday's Games Orlando at Miami, late Denver at Utah, late Friday's Games Toronto vs. New Jersey at London, England, 3 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at New York, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Memphis, 8 p.m. Indiana at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Miami at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Charlotte at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia4016686203159 Pittsburgh3721781189162 N.Y. Rangers3328470181160 New Jersey2831460134165 N.Y. Islanders2432957177208 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3719781195148 Montreal3423775168165 Buffalo3025767179179 Toronto2827965167195 Ottawa2133951143201 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay3719781192192 Washington34201078170162 Carolina3025969186194 Atlanta26271163179208 Florida2630759160173WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit3918785214185 Chicago3523676208177 Nashville3223973162153 Columbus3124769171183 St. Louis2826965173186 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4015989210151 Calgary3324975200188 Minnesota3325672166170 Colorado2630860184219 Edmonton2135850160212 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3721680180163 Phoenix33221076186189 Los Angeles3524474178156 Dallas3423674174177 Anaheim3425573178187 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesday's Games Edmonton 2, Nashville 1, SO Vancouver 2, Columbus 1, SO San Jose 2, Colorado 1, SO Buffalo 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Washington 2, N.Y. Islanders 1, OT Carolina 2, Florida 1 Montreal 3, Atlanta 1 Boston 1, Ottawa 0 Calgary 6, St. Louis 0 Dallas 3, Phoenix 2 Wednesday's Games Toronto 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT New Jersey 2, Tampa Bay 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Minnesota 1 Chicago 6, Calgary 4 Anaheim 2, Detroit 1, OT Thursday's Games Tampa Bay at Boston, late Minnesota at N.Y. Rangers, late Toronto at Philadelphia, late St. Louis at Washington, late Buffalo at Carolina, late Ottawa at Atlanta, late Montreal at Florida, late Columbus at Edmonton, late Nashville at Vancouver, late Phoenix at Los Angeles, late Detroit at San Jose, late Friday's Games Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Columbus at Calgary, 9 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Baltimore301.000 Detroit51.833 Kansas City31.750 Seattle21.667 Los Angeles32.600 Boston22.500 Cleveland22.500 Minnesota22.500 Oakland22.500 Texas22.500 New York23.400 Tampa Bay14.200 Toronto14.200 Chicago03.000NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct Washington301.000 Atlanta31.750 Colorado31.750 Milwaukee31.750 San Francisco42.667 St. Louis21.667 Cincinnati32.600 Pittsburgh33.500 Philadelphia23.400 Florida12.333 Los Angeles24.333 San Diego12.333 Arizona25.286 Chicago13.250 Houston13.250 New York13.250 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Tuesday's Games Atlanta 3, Houston 0 Detroit (ss) 6, Philadelphia 2 Detroit (ss) 6, Toronto 2 Baltimore 12, Tampa Bay 6 Boston 5, Minnesota 0 Pittsburgh 2, N.Y. Yankees 0 St. Louis 7, Florida 1 Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Cincinnati (ss) 7, Oakland 6 Milwaukee 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Seattle 5, Texas 4 L.A. Angels 2, Cincinnati (ss) 1 Chicago Cubs 3, San Francisco 2 Kansas City 4, San Diego 3 Cleveland 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 Colorado 7, Arizona 4 Wednesday's Games Baltimore 6, Philadelphia 5 Washington 8, Florida 4 Minnesota 4, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Houston (ss) 6, Detroit 3 Atlanta 6, Boston 1 Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 4 N.Y. Yankees 6, Houston (ss) 5 Kansas City 11, L.A. Dodgers 5 Texas 10, L.A. Angels 6 Oakland 4, Cleveland 3 Milwaukee 12, Chicago Cubs 5 Cincinnati 7, Chicago White Sox 6 San Diego 7, Colorado 3 Arizona (ss) 5, Seattle 3 San Francisco 4, Arizona (ss) 2 Thursday's Games Washington vs. St. Louis (ss), late Pittsburgh vs. Toronto, late N.Y. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay, late Minnesota vs. Baltimore, late Philadelphia vs. Boston, late Detroit vs. Atlanta, late Florida vs. Houston, late St. Louis (ss) vs. N.Y. Mets, late Texas (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs, late Cleveland vs. Texas (ss), late Seattle vs. Chicago White Sox, late Kansas City at L.A. Angels, late Arizona vs. San Diego, late Oakland vs. Milwaukee, late San Francisco vs. Colorado, late L.A. Dodgers vs. Cincinnati, late Friday's Games Baltimore vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Washington at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Florida at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. San Francisco (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Boston vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 9:05 p.m.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association BOSTON CELTICSSigned F Troy Murphy. UTAH JAZZSigned coach Ty Corbin to a multiyear contract. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Baseball vs.Fort Meade,7 p.m.; Softball at Mulberry,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,1 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Sebring,1 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,9 a.m.; Girls Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Sebring,9 a.m. Sebring TODAY: Baseball at Osceola,7 p.m.; Softball at Osceola,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,1 p.m.; Girls Tennis hosts Heartland Conference Tournament,1 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,9 a.m.; Girls Tennis hosts Heartland Conference Tournament,9 a.m. SFCC TODAY: Baseball vs.St.Petersburg,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at St.Petersburg,5 p.m.; Softball at College of Central Florida,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.University of Tampa B Team,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Siena Heights (MI),6 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Baseball at Mulberry,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament, 1 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Sebring,1 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,9 a.m.; Girls Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Sebring,9 a.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Softball at Mulberry,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Hardee,4 p.m. A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . NASCAR Sam's Town 300 . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C CN N H H L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Montreal at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Akron at Kent State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Kansas at Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S N N o o o o n n Louisville at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N N N o o o o n n Virginia Tech at Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Gerogia at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 2 2 p p . m m . Michigan State at Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 2 2 p p . m m . Notre Dame at Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 p p . m m . South Carolina at Mississippi State . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 p p . m m . Villanova at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 p p . m m . Arkansas at Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 4 4 p p . m m . Purdue at Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 4 4 p p . m m .. Big South Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 6 6 p p . m m . Florida at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 6 6 p p . m m . Atlantic Sun Tournament . . . . . . . .. . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 8 8 p p . m m . Duke at North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 8 8 p p . m m . Ohio Valley Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Texas at Baylor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Miami at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Honda Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . PGA Honda Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Honda Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CG G Y Y M M N N A A S S T T I I C C S S S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . American Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CN N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Chicago at Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Miami at San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NB B O O X X I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Yordanis Despaigne vs. Ismayl Syllakh E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Saul Alvarez vs. Matthew Hatton . . . . . . . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 3B TO ADVERTISE ON THIS PAGE CALL ANGI 386-5626 Located Inside Inn On The Lakes Hotel € 3100 Golfview Rd. € Sebring, FL863-314-0348 FREE BEERWith Purchase of Appetizer or Entree! Great Golf Value Par 72 Championship Golf Course Golf Instruction & Practice Facility Full-service Caddyshack Restaurant & Bar Sebring GolfClub call 863-314-5919 or online at www.mysebring.com Located off Hwy 27 in Sebring 3118 Golfview Rd., Sebring, FL 33875 To schedule a tee time OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE (863) 382-0500 € 3201 Golfview Rd. € Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 3/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am … 1pm $36By 8, After 1 $29 Saturday & Sunday: $25 471-ZENO (9366)4325 Sun N Lake Blvd. SebringMon 3 9 Tues-Thurs 11 9 € Fri 11-10 Sat 3-10 € Closed Sunday402-22222934 US 27 S. 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Shirley Enochs finished third with a 95 while Florence Towell and Jean Haig tied for fourth with a 98 apiece. Ruth Kirk took Low Net honors with a 68 while Jo Thornburg was a shot back at 69. Tying for third were Alma Barefoot and Audrey Walker with dueling 70s. The Mezza Group played an event Monday, Feb. 28 with Frank Borgia taking A Group honors with a +1 and Jim Gulick taking second at -1. In B Group, Dennis Shank and Fred Latshaw tied for the top at +1 while Stan Grffiths had a whopping +12 to take C Group over David Mulligan's +1. Another tie was seen in D Group, with Joe Hyzny and Bob Topel each coming in at +1 and in E Group Curt Matterson's +3 topped Robin Geier's +2. Ken Spencer went +1 to win F Group with Bob Huges taking second with a 2. Roy Allen's +7 took the top spot in G Group by a point over Doc Thomas' +6 and Jim Reed edged Jerry Edwards in H Group +4-+3. I Group went to Jean Terrell and his +6, with second going to Lee Stark and his +1, while Rudy Pribble won J Group with a +3 over Paul Skidmore's +2 Don Meitz totaled +4 to win K Group with Larry Giangreco and Brad Johnston tying for second at even. And in L Group Janet Howland's +2 won the day over Bud Hill's even. The Messa Group will play again at Golf Hammock Monday, March 7, with check in at 7:45 a.m. For more information, call Joe Hyzny at 318-7960.Harder HallThe Ladies League played Throw Out Worst Holes, Front and Back, Five Handicap event on Thursday, Feb. 24. The winners were: First place, Patty Forest with 44; second place, Dori Landrum with 54; and third place, Phyliss Colby with 55. Chip-ins: No. 2, Liz Reinhardt; No. 6, Ronnie Hollander; No. 7, Patty Maxcy; and No. 17, Billie Aydelotte.Lake June West Golf ClubA Scramble was played on Thursday, Feb. 24. Winning first place was the team of Cal Billingsly, John Howarth, Ken Rowen, Wanda Jones, Rex Simmons and Diane Roush with 46; second place, Orville and Eva Huffman, Wanda Eades, Doris Babillis, Bill Brouhle with 47; and third place, Ron and Sylvia West, Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau, Tom and Margaret Schultz with 49. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8, Kim Fiers, 5-feet-11-inches. (Men), No. 2, Andy Ames, 6-feet-10-inches; and No. 4, Ken Rowen, 5-feet-7-inches.PinecrestOn Wednesday, March 2, the Men's Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points. Greg Mitchell, Bud Kammerman, Glen Miller and Bill Kays took top team honors with +12 while Rex Smolek, Bill Baker, Day and Doug Henderson were second with +10. Individually, Leigh Furnal topped A Division with +3 to stay ahead of Walt Casper and Joe Martini who tied for second with +2 apiece. Kammerman's +5 won B Division with Bob Luttrell and Jim Elliott tying for second at +4. Miller took C Division honors with a +8 while Art Reimel, Day, Russ Treiber and Vern Gates each came in with +3 to tie for second. D Division saw the big scoring as Lynn Fredrick totaled +11 for first and Darrell Bailey had +9 for second. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Men's Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Norm Grodin, Roger Godin, Ed Northrup and Art Demers; Kayle Hinkle, Bill Williamson, Jerry Linsley and Jack Litalien with +18. Individual winners were: A Division Tying for first/second places were Mike McCarville and Don Billy with +5 each. B Division First place, Bill Williamson with +11; and second place, Bill Baker with +10. C Division Tying for first/second places were Bud Kammerman and Ed Northrup with +9 each. D Division First place, Gordon Outman with +8; and second place, Art Demers with +7.Placid LakesThe Ment's Association played a Two Best Balls event Wednesday, March 2 with Bud Snyder, John Rosettis and Bruce Miseno winning with a -31. Cody Coates, Bob McMillian, Chuck Fortunato and John Goble took second with -27 and Darrell Gardner, Darrell Horney and Gene Ransom were third at _21. Getting closest to the pin was Fortunato who hit to within 11-feet, 6-inches from #2.River GreensThe Limited Group played a game Monday, Feb. 28. Winning first place was the team of Sharon and Bern Koster, Dianne and Ken Hill with plus-4.5; and second place, John and Kay Lemek, Janette and Tom Brouwer with plus1.5. Individual winners were: First place, Janette Brouwer with plus-6. The Morrison Group played a game on Monday, Feb. 28. Winning first place was the team of Bob Streeter, Len Westdale, Bob Wolf and Frank Conroy with minus-34; and second place, Romy Febre, Ray Delsasso, Lefty St. Pierre and Clark Austin with minus-31. The Men's Association played a Men's Day event on Saturday, Feb. 26. Winning first place was the team of David Kelly, Bob Streeter, Bob Wolf and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-40; second place, Jim Anderson, Harold Plagens, Johnny Wehunt and Peter March with minus-35; and third place, Cliff Aubin, Cecil Lemons, Keith Kincer and Neil Purcell with minus-33. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Hank Wunderlick, 4-feet-3-inches; No. 5, Bob Stevens, 3-feet-5-inches; No. 12, Ed Mosser, 3-feet-5-inches; and No. 17, John Hierholzer, 3-feet-1-inch. A Morning Scramble was played Friday, Feb. 25. Winning first place was the team of John and Laura Smutnick, Kenny and Carolyn Brunswick. The Friday Afternoon Scramble was played Feb. 25. Winning first place was the team of Dr. C. Seralde, Dave Petty, Jim Sizemore, Jody Ethun, Carol McClay and Jo Sherman with 14-under; and second place, Len and Rhonda Westdale, John Hierholzer, Dick Garceau, Joe Graf and Kay Conkle with 13-under. The Ladies Association played a pro am tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24. Winning first place was the team of Pat Kincer, Fran Neil, Carole McClay and Pauline Bridge with plus-7.5. Tying for second/third places were Marybeth Carby, Ann Purdy, Betty Leblanc and Elaine Keppler; Pat Gower, Gem Leslie, Colleen Hughes and Pat Graf with plus2.5 each. Individual winners were: First place, Pat Kincer with plus-7.5. Tying for second/third places were Pauline Bridge and Colleen Hughes with plus-5 each. The Men's Association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Winning first place was the team of Harold Kline, Johnny Wehunt, Cliff Steele and Fred Evans with plus-9.5. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Butch Smith, Dave Kelly, Don McDonald and Dave Petty; Len Westdale, Glenn Nelson, Joe Craigo and Jerry Edwards with plus-8 each. Individual winners were: A Flight (27-over): First place, Cliff Steele with plus-5.5; and second place, Tom Morway with plus-4. B Flight (22-26), First place, Butch Smith with plus-7.5; and second place, Stan Griffis with plus-3. C Flight (18-21): Tying for first/second/third places were Johnny Wehunt, Keith Kincer and Don McDonald with plus-1.5 each. D Flight (17-under): First place, Fred Evans with plus-4. Tying for second/third places were Glenn Nelson and Joe Craigo with plus-3 each. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Winning first place was the team of Anne Kelly, Pat Kincer (draw), Michele Koon and Nancy Long with minus-26; second place, Linda Therrien, Peggy Wehunt, Jeannine Persails and Fran Neil with minus-25; and third place, Joan Brode, Pat Graf, Laura Smutnick and Mary Beth Carby with minus-17. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Winning first place was the team of Frank Conroy, Gerry Page, Kay Delsasso and Tom Morway with minus-30; and second place, Jim See COUNTY, page 4B

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING NU-HOPE Elder Care Services annual golf tournament is just around the corner. The NU-HOPE Board of Directors has chosen to rename the golf tournament this year in memory of Sandy Foster, former Executive Director of NUHOPE Elder Care Services. Sandy passed away very unexpectedly in September of last year. Sandy loved golf and ran a very successful golf tournament for 13 years; in his memory the tournament will be renamed the "Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament." This year we are continuing with Sandy's passion for the tournament with flight, raffle and door prizes. In the last three years the field was full, with a wait list, so sign up soon! The first annual Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament will be held on April 9, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, at the Country Club of Sebring. The tournament will be a two-person scramble format. Entry fee will be $60 per person ($120 per team) which includes lunch afterwards and refreshments during the tournament. Registration forms are available at the Country Club of Sebring Pro Shop (John Vickers) or can be obtained via mail or fax by calling Debbie Slade at 3822134. Business sponsorships are also available for this event. The revenue from this event is used for the local match'amount this organization needs each year to secure federal and state grant funds in our effort to continue providing home and community-based services to the frail and needy elderly residents of Highlands and Hardee Counties. Come out and help us honor Sandy Foster, who had such a passion for the lives of seniors. a pply to private property, w here any legal rifle, shotg un, muzzleloader, crossb ow, bow or pistol can still b e used to take turkeys. One of the most coveted a nd sought-after game s pecies in Florida is the O sceola turkey, also known a s the Florida turkey. This unique bird is one of f ive subspecies of wild t urkey in North America. The Osceola lives only on t he Florida peninsula and n owhere else in the world, m aking it extremely popular w ith out-of-state hunters. They're similar to the E astern subspecies (found i n the Panhandle) but tend t o be a bit smaller and typic ally are darker with less w hite barring on the prim ary flight feathers of their w ings. The National Wild T urkey Federation and the F WC recognize any wild t urkey harvested within or s outh of the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Union, Bradford, Clay and Duval to be the Osceola subspecies. Eastern turkeys and hybrids are found north and west of these counties and into the Panhandle. The highly anticipated spring turkey season runs March 5 to April 10 in Zone Aand March 19 to April 24 in the rest of the state: zones B, C and D. The exception is Holmes County, where the season runs March 19 to April 3. Hunters may take bearded turkeys and gobblers only, and the daily bag limit is one. The season and possession limit on turkeys is two, except in Holmes County, where the season limit is one. Shotguns are the best choice when hunting turkeys, but if you're so inclined, you may use a rifle, muzzleloader or handgun, or you can try your luck with a bow or crossbow. Shooting hours on private lands are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, but on wildlife management areas (WMAs), you must quit hunting at 1 p.m. Of course, you can use turkey decoys to help entice that stubborn old bird, but you're not permitted to hunt turkeys with dogs, use recorded turkey calls or sounds, shoot them while they're on the roost or over bait. You also can't hunt them when you're within 100 yards of a game-feeding station when feed is present. To participate in spring turkey hunting, you'll need a Florida hunting license and a turkey permit. If you plan to pursue a gobbler on one of Florida's many WMAs, you also must purchase a management area permit. All of these licenses and permits are available at county tax collectors' offices, most retail outlets that sell hunting and fishing supplies, by calling 888HUNT-FLORIDA(4868356) or online at www.fl.wildlifelicense.com If you didn't put in for a special-opportunity or quota permit, don't worry. Several WMAs don't require them. Visit MyFWC.com/Hunting and, under "This Month's Hunting Opportunities," click on "Spring turkey: Where to hunt without a quota permit" to see a list of WMAs where you need only a hunting license, management area permit and turkey permit to hunt spring turkeys. Whether going solo after that elusive old tom or double-teaming a pair of birds with your buddy, March means spring gobbler season is here. Continued from 1B Page 4BNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011www.newssun.com E.O. 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A 5K event last year will be a bit longer this year. "We're going to run the entire track, starting and ending at the finish line, so it will be the full 3.7 mile Sebring circuit," said John Barben, who is heading up the event for the Sebring Hall of Fame Committee. The event will be held on the morning of March 12 and ispresented by Gold's Gym. "We do have some other sponsorship opportunities available as well," he said. Last year's inaugural run attracted more than 165 participants but registrar Jan Shoop said she expects more this year. "It's still pretty early but we're looking for about 200 this year. We had good feedback on last year's event so the numbers will probably be up," she said. As last year, there will be men's women's and senior's divisions with the top three in each category receiving a special medal. "It will have a map of the track on it they're going to be pretty nice," she said. Due to the length of t he event, the title has be en changed to "Run the Track. ". In the past, The commun ity has heldtwo other ru nning eventsin conjunctio n with Race Week activities. A5K event in 2002 as pa rt of the 50th Anniversa ry activities at the Sebrin g International Raceway and in 1986, a 10K run was he ld with participants starting at the track, then running u p Airport Road to Sebrin g Senior High School Proceeds from the race g o to the Sebring Hall of Fam e and the Gallery of Legen ds building. The Gallery of Legends is visited by thousands of fa ns each year in the paddock to see a wide array of cars th at have run the 12 Hours. It also is available f or other activities afterRa ce Weeksuch as banquet s, wedding receptions and sp ecial events. Pre-registration is $25 or $30 the day of the race. Registration will be held at 6:30 a.m. at the front gate of the Sebring Internation al Raceway, with the green fl ag set to drop at 7:45 a.m.. Those wanting more info rmation may call Shoop at 655-1442 ext 218 or ema il jashoop@sebringraceway. co m. Run the Race Track Turkey hunting season is just about here Anderson, Keith Kincer, Don McDonald and Romy Febre with minus-23. Tying for third/fourth places were the teams of Hank Wunderlick, Bill Mountford, Ken Brunswick and Cliff Steele; Bob Wolf, Clark Austin, Bob Biever and Harold Plagens with minus21 each.SpringLakeOn Wednesday, March 2, the SpringLake Women's Golf Association played a 2 Person Best Ball Net Tournament on the Panther Creek Course. The matches were very close and positions had to be determined by tie-breakers. With anet score of 60, the team of Dotti Blackwell and Marilyn Redenbarger was awarded a first place tiebreaker over Linda Pfleger and Jean Donahue. There was a four-way tie at net 61 between the teams of Debbie Delaney and Mary Cebula, Brenda Green and Donna Ryan, Jan Nelson and Joanne Koller and Yvonne Hennen and Joann Deweese for third through sixth place. Continued from 3B County Golf Scores After a beautiful month of February a nd some great trips out on area waters, S ebring Kayak Tours doesn't let up in M arch, offering several trips througho ut the month. Sunday March 6, 4 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle Creek / I stokpoga Park We will meet and launch from the b oat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off o f Hwy 98 in Sebring. We paddle u pstream to our favorite "get o ut/stretch/snack/swim" spot and then p addle our way back to the Park. This i s a late afternoon (sunset) trip with a pproximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. I deal for beginners and first-timers as w ell as seasoned paddlers. Saturday March 12, 9 a.m. Arbuckle Creek /Avon Park B ombing Range We will meet and launch from the b oat ramp on E Arbuckle Rd off of H wy 64 in Avon Park. We'll paddle u pstream to Lake Arbuckle at the e ntrance to the Bombing Range where w e will stop, get out, stretch have a s nack, and then paddle our way back to t he boat ramp. This trip is approxim ately 2 1/2 hours of paddling time at a very leisure pace. Ideal for beginners a nd first-timers as well as seasoned p addlers. Saturday March 19, 8 p.m. Moonlight Paddle Lake Jackson Watch a spectacular mixture of pink a nd orange hues as the sun sets on the shimmering waters of Lake Jackson. And then marvel at the beauty of a full moon. End your day with a very relaxing trip under the stars. We recommend that you have some kayaking experience. We will launch from Veteran's Beach and paddle our way across to the City Pier (where we will get out, stretch and have a snack) and then paddle our way back to Veteran's Beach (or vice versa depending on weather conditions). Sunday March 20, 4 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle Creek / Istokpoga Park We will meet and launch from the boat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 in Sebring. We'll paddle upstream to our favorite "get out/stretch/snack/swim" spot and then paddle our way back to the Park. This is a late afternoon (sunset) trip with approximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. Ideal for beginners and first-timers as well as seasoned paddlers. Saturday March 26, 10 a.m. Alafia River Lithia Springs Park The Alafia River is a narrow, twisting trail with large oak, cypress and cedar trees that line the banks and form a canopy overhead. Paddlers share the peace and quiet with wading birds and turtles. The Alafia is a fairly swift river, especially for central Florida, and some small shoals are exposed in low water creating small (very small) rapids... Yippee! We will meet at Lithia Springs Park and shuttle you to the launch site at Alderman Ford Park. This is a full day trip with approximately 3 1/2 4 hrs of paddling time including a break for lunch about halfway. Sunday March 27, 4 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle Creek / Istokpoga Park We will meet and launch from the boat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 in Sebring. We'll paddle upstream to our favorite "get out/stretch/snack/swim" spot and then paddle our way back to the Park. This is a late afternoon (sunset) trip with approximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. Ideal for beginners and first-timers as well as seasoned paddlers. All trips are $39 per person (single or tandem), $19 for those bringing their own kayaks. All reservations must be confirmed via phone or email no later than 24 hrs prior to the trip. Kayaking is a water activity you will get wet. so dress appropriately. Kayaking is also a year-round activity in Florida and Sebring Kayak Tours do not typically cancel tours due to "cooler" weather or due to rain, unless encounter dangerous thunder/lightning is encountered. Sebring Kayak Tours reserves the right to cancel any tours that do not meet the minimum amount of participants. Plenty of Kayak Tours on tap in March b all and cheerleading c ompetitions at the end of t he season. HYF will be registering p layers and cheerleaders f or these divisions on S aturday, March 5 at Beef O 'Brady's from 11 a.m.-3 p .m. for the upcoming fall f ootball and cheerleading s eason that begins in e arly July. Registration Fees are $ 75 each for Football and C heer or $65 each if you a re signing up multiple c hildren. There are limited spots a vailable for MightyM ite, Pee Wee and Junior V arsity Divisions. Flag and Varsity playe rs are needed and all d ivisions are open for C heerleading. For all players that h ave already registered w ith HYF, please come t o Beef's on Saturday for a sizing to measure you f or your equipment and u niforms. For additional informat ion regarding football, p lease call Tim Hooks at 5 59-9599, or Cliff Howell a t 253-7070, or Becky G rippo at 381-9760 for C heerleading. Continued from 1B HYF at Beef's Saturday First Annual Sandy Foster Memorial

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Associated PressWASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it will remove roughly 500 unapproved cold and allergy medications from the market as part of an ongoing crackdown on ineffective prescription drugs. The FDArequires companies to submit all new prescription drugs for scientific review before they are launched. However, thousands of drugs actually predate the FDA's drug regulations and have escaped scrutiny for decades. Most of the drugs targeted by the latest action are pills using untested combinations of decongestant and coughsuppressing ingredients. Since most Americans buy their cold medicines over the counter, the prescription medicines cited by the FDArepresent a small portion of the market. FDA's action does not affect any products sold over the counter. "We don't expect today's action to have a negative impact on consumers," said Deborah Autor, director of the FDA's Office of Compliance. "There are multiple other products available to treat cold, cough and allergy symptoms." The agency said manufactures who have not registered their products with the agency must halt production and shipments immediately. Among the drugs listed by the FDAare products like Pediahist, a cold formula labeled for patients as young as one month old. FDAregulations do not recommend cold medicines for any children under age 2. Other drugs combine two varieties of the same ingredient, such as the allergy-reliever antihistamine. Regulators called such combinations "irrational," and warned that they could cause excessive drowsiness. Doctors may not realize they are prescribing unapproved drugs because the products are often labeled just like FDA-approved products, according to the agency. Many of the older drugs cited by the FDAare man ufactured by multiple comp anies, often using differe nt ingredients and dosages. F or instance, a dozen compani es market a drug called Ronde c, according to the FDA's we bsite. "That's what makes the m so dangerous: they have the se shared names but differe nt ingredients and differe nt doses, so it's very easy f or medication errors to occur ," said Patti Gasdek Manolak is, a pharmacist and consultant www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 5B LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Call for Our Weekly Specials.AVON PARK 452-5800 SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872863-386-1060 Care You Can Trust, Service You DeserveŽ € Secured Memory Care Unit € Now Accepting Medicaid Diversion € Respite Care € Independent Living € Assisted Living Pool Enclosures & Rescreening Screen Rooms „ Vinyl & Glass RoomBobby Lee Aluminum Inc.863-453-254345 N.Central Ave.,Avon Park SERVING HIGHLANDS, HARDEE & POLK COUNTIESLicensed & Insured HC 01918 Rescreen Your Pool Enclosure or Screen Room COUPONREQUIRED CEILINGS 85¢ per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.10)WALLS 75¢ per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.00)Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. EXPIRES 03/31/11 Phifer Screen AVON PARK BINGO1091 W. Main St., Avon Park € 863-453-2727 (Corner of SR 64 & US 27) 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! MATINEE SUN & WED ELECTRONICPOWER TOUCH Lakeshore Car Wash 991USHwy27NorthSebring (863) 471-9274 LubeOil&Filter $22. 95 YourFullService Wash&DetailCenterŽ HEALTHYLIVING B y CAROLYN HENDERSON Special to the News-SunCurrently, there is a group o f people meeting in H ighlands County just for t hose folks who are in a careg iver's role. The meetings are open to a ny individual who is providi ng care to another. If you are a caregiver, you are encoura ged to attend these meetings o r simply connect online. ( Meeting times and online i nformation is listed at the e nd of this article). You can find valuable r esources to support you and y our loved ones. At this time in your life, y ou may be part of "the s andwich generation." As m ore baby boomers become b oth the caregiver of their e lder family members as well a s the parent for their own a dolescent children, there is n ow a need to understand f amily dynamics during this p hase of your lives. It's not easy to watch your l oved ones become elderly or a caregiver to your parent(s). A fter all, our society "says" a dults should be able to take c are of themselves, but as m ore seniors live well into t heir 80s and 90s, everyone i s going to be involved someh ow, in some way or with s omeone. Families dispersed across t he country, will be called u pon to provide elder care; if n ot today, then tomorrow. T his is why we have created a networking group to supp ort those who are going t hrough this phase of life. Often, people will become c aregivers suddenly without w arning. Your husband was d iagnosed with cancer and r equires extensive c hemotherapy. Your teenage s on wrecked his car resulting i n a brain injury, unable to t hink clearly or respond a ppropriately. Your mother's s troke left her without the u se of the right side of her b ody. At other times caregivi ng creeps up on you. You know Dad is forgett ing things and you slowly s tart handling some administ rative tasks and calling him m ore often. Then one day y ou realize, your dad is no l onger able to live safely on h is own. Regardless of how you b ecome a caregiver, whether i t is a terrible shock or someh ow slipped up on you, in t he hubbub of the day to day r outine, amidst the re-orient ation of your schedule, the s earch for resources and the f ears about the future, you p robably never stopped to think about exactly what happened. How did you get to this place? You probably didn't devise a plan to help you deal with the present situation or look ahead to what the future held in store. If you are like most family caregivers, you just went in to autopilot and started to do and do and do. Somewhere along the line, however, it is virtually important for you to stop, take a breath and try to gain some control over the situation rather than letting the situation control you. You must set boundaries for yourself or you will become so overwhelmed, you won't be able to handle any of the issues at hand. If you don't take charge of your life, you will become bitter and resentful and your self-esteem will ultimately suffer. You will lose sight of the reason you became a caregiver in the first place, which is because you love the person and want what's best for him/her. Obviously, you can't control everything that happens to you or your loved ones. If you could, you would make their disability or illness go away. You would banish caregiving from your life and bask in the heady air of health, wellness and normalcy. Even though you don't have the power to fix it, you do have the power to make active choices about how you are going to deal with the caregiving circumstances of your life. As a caregiver, you are constantly searching for answers to legal, medical, healthcare professional and financial questions. Since you have little time to find answers, you need to obtain this information as quickly as possible. Did you know that more than 75 percent of people, who care for their older parents or relatives, have children under 18 living at home? More than 50 percent of the caregivers are employed full time. One example of a resource enabling caregivers with serious time restraints is www.StrengthForCaring.com Make sure to take advantage of all of the resources available as they can help you make informed decisions quickly. The next need for caregivers is simplification. Being able to find ways to make your life easier is invaluable. (The writer Thoreau said it right. His thoughts were to Simplify, Simplify, Simplify). Figure out the things that absolutely must be done and do those first. Don't try to do everything at once. You can't. You will just cause yourself more stress. Do the important things. You will find the rest of the issues may sort themselves out. Of course, you'll want to be on the lookout for products and services that will help you fulfill your duties faster and easier. Acaregiver may need to assist a bed-confined patient with their personal hygiene needs. You may be responsible for bathing a loved one or feeding them. Once again, you want to find products and solutions helping you fulfill your duties effectively. Some services can help you save time and money are: grocery delivery, health care products and cost effective transportation such as utilizing senior buses or van availability. These services are there to assist you in making each task less complicated. When making such helpful choices, you will find gratification and peace of mind, don't forget to set aside some time for yourself. Get a pedicure. Enjoy a massage. Take a short walk in nature. These simple and easy pleasures will give you energy to face the next challenge. If you are a prayerful person, your faith can sustain you during these troubling times. If you are interested in learning more about this group, you can call the church office at Unity Life Enrichment Center at 4711122 or visit our website at: www.UnityofSebring.org. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The church address is 10417 S. Orange Blossom Blvd. in Sebring. You can also e-mail them at: TheCenter@vistanet.net. s A portion of this article was reprinted with permission from www.StrengthForCaring.com, which is part of the Caregiver Initiative from Johnson and Johnson as well as from the Highlands County Caregivers Network. Carolyn Henderson is a freelance writer and lives in Highlands County. Highlands County now has Caregivers Network DearPharmacist: One of my toenails has developed a yellowish-green fungus that won't go away. Can you help? A.M., Boulder, Colo. Answer: Toenail fungus (onychomycosis) is not merely an unsightly cosmetic problem, it sometimes causes physical pain, disfigurement or disability. Once you're infected with fungus, it spreads easily and it's tough to get rid of. This may shock you, but nail fungus is not a topical problem. You may see it on the surface, but those fungal spores are inside you causing dozens of other seemingly unrelated health problems. Medications aren't usually effective long-term because they kill the fungus temporarily, but they don't improve the health of the host (you) meaning the leftover spores will just start multiplying in the host again. If you take medication, you should also change your diet and lifestyle habits in order to prevent the fungus from taking hold again. Step one is no more sugar or grains. There is no shortage of drugs to kill fungus. Some of them include nystatin, griseofulvin, ketoconazole, fluconazole, itraconazole and terbinafine. Depending on the medication, it could cost you several hundred a month, and side effects range from minor nausea to hair loss and possibly liver or heart failure so make sure you remain monitored and take routine lab tests. Treatment could take up to a year. I told you fungus is stubborn. Sometimes people use a prescription nail lacquer called Penlac; I like this option because there are few if any side effects. All those creams, sprays, and gels containing anti-fungal ingredients are intended for less challenging skin infections, such as ringworm, jock itch, and athlete's foot, but you can certainly try them for toenail fungus. They're easy to find, and easy to use, and a safe place to start. I think storebrand generic equivalents offer consumers an even better deal because generics always save you money. The most promising natural is 100 percent tea tree oil, an inexpensive, widely available antiseptic oil from Australia. You can buy it an y any health food store and some pharmacies. Tea tree oil has anti-fung al properties because of the te rpenoids. One little study from 1994 conducted at the University of Rochester found that tea tree oil provided "full or partial resolu tion" for some 60 percent o f the study participants. One of my new buddies has been applying tea tree oil daily to his nail fungus for 12 weeks and the new growth is coming in norma l. That's awesome considerin g he's had that infection for about 40 years. If you'd like to try tea tre e oil, just apply it every morn ing and night to dry nails. Dab it on the area, and don 't give up because it may take several months before you see results. In the unlikely event that it irritates your skin, discontinue use. Did you know?Anew JAMAstudy foun d that using a cell phone for less than an hour speeds up brain activity in the area closest to the phone. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist' and Real Solutions.' For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Don't be the fungus among us Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Courtesy photo A group of county residents, who are in a caregiver's role, is now meeting here in Highlands County. Some of those meeting include (front row, from left) Marianne Cecere, Ellen Spindler and Bill Jones; (back row, from left) Rev. Andrew Conyer, Carolyn Henderson, Phyllis Day and Cork Henderson. Meets Tuesday at Unity Life Enrichment Centre in Sebring FDA cracks down on untested cold meds

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A mplified telephones distributionSEBRING Hearing I mpaired Persons will dist ribute amplified telephones t o Florida residents who h ave a hearing or speech l oss, in the conference room a t Nu-Hope of Elder Care S ervices, 6414 U.S. 27 S outh, from 10 a.m. to 1 p .m. Thursday, March 17. By appointment only. Call ( 941) 743-8347.Community outreach events setAce Homecare community o utreach events for March i nclude: Today 8 a.m., Health F air, Sebring Village, S chumacher Road; 10 a.m., H ealth Fair, Highland V illage, Villa Road, Sebring. Monday 8 a.m., H ealth Fair, Brookside B luffs, State Road 17, Zolfo S prings; 10 a.m., Health F air, NuHope Elder S ervices, 310 N. 8th Ave., W auchula; 1 p.m., C aregivers Support Group, C rown Pointe Assisted L iving Community, Sun 'N L ake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday 7:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lakeside Gardens, County Road 621, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Heron's Landing, Heron's Landing Lane, Lake Placid; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday 8 a.m., Health Fair, Neibert's, U.S. 98, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Palm Estates, U.S. 98, Lorida. By PAULRETTIG Special to the News-SunRemember the day astronaut Neil A rmstrong took the first step for m ankind on the surface of the moon sayi ng, "One small step for man, one giant s tep for mankind?" It was a tremendous event, watched b y everyone the world over. Asimilar event took place in 1999 h ere in Florida without the fanfare, but i nstilling hope for those in need of prim ary health care who couldn't afford it a nd who didn't qualify for assistance l ike Medicare and Medicaid. Thanks to the love and caring attitude o f Diana Furr, that event will be rememb ered by many as "a life saving event." While Neil's may sell space-tourism t ickets for the future, don't look for me u p there, I'll still be a greeter'at the d oor of Samaritan Touch Care Center on H erring Avenue in Sebring, where the r eal life-changing events happen everyd ay. And now with God's leading, we will s oon open our second clinic in Lake P lacid. The God event's just keep happ ening; "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." Matthew 25:40 KJV, is our motto. Samaritan's Touch Care Center has recently experienced another exciting transition in leadership, founder Diana Furr has retired and Rachel Nawrocki has taken on the role of executive director. STCC provides Highlands County uninsured, needy families with access to complete, high quality medical care as an expression of God's unfailing love. "Rachel Nawrocki is a highly qualified leader that will take STCC into the future," said Kim Schlosser, president of the STCC Board of Directors. "Rachel has actively stepped into her new role as Executive Director. We will certainly miss Diana who served since its inception. "We all wish Diana the very best in her decision to retire and travel with her husband Bud. We would also like to thank Bud Furr for his many years of legal leadership donated to STCC." "It is my privilege to be a part of this fantastic organization. Samaritan's Touch truly is a frontline health care ministry. We offer care by meeting the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients. "I am excited to see what God has in store in the coming years at STCC," Nawrocki said. Samaritan's Touch Care Center is a 501C3 Christian humanitarian organization that provides primary medical care to anyone who is without medical insurance, with an income below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines. Working with many physicians and healthcare facilities, STCC's patients receive complete healthcare thanks to supporters throughout Highlands County who donate time, talents, services, and funding. Since its inception in May of 2007, STCC has provided donated medical care estimated at over $10 million in value to more than 15,000 patients. If you wish to contact STCC information about services or volunteering, we are located at 3015 Herring Ave. in Sebring and can be reached by phone at 471-1870. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011www.newssun.com Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. 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We learn at a n early age to use s unscreen to avoid t he sun's harmful r ays and skin canc er. Skin cancer of t he feet is not nece ssarily related to e xcessive sun exposure. Skin c ancer of the feet is more o ften related to viruses, e xposure to chemicals, c hronic inflammation or irrit ation or inherited traits. Most of the time they are p ainless areas with a history o f cracking, bleeding or u lceration. The three most common a re: Basal Cell Carcinoma O ne of the least aggressive s kin cancers in the body. B asal Cell cancers may a ppear as pearly white b umps or patches that may o oze or crust like an open s ore. Squamous Cell C arcinoma Most common f orm of skin cancer on the feet. It often begins as a small scaly bump. Sometimes there is a history of cracking or bleeding. It can look like a plantar wart, skin fungus or an ulcer. Although usually painless, it may be itchy. Malignant Melanoma One of the deadliest skin cancers. On the feet it may even occur on the toenails. As it grows, extending deeper into the skin, the more serious and life threatening it becomes. Since its appearance can vary, it is nicknamed "The Great Masquerader". Although it can look like a common brown-black spot, it can also be pink or red. When taking a closer look it may have an irregular border, changes in color and be bigger than 6mm. They can look like a mole, blood blister, ingrown nail, plantar wart, ulcer, bruise or foreign body. Do you have a suspicious lesion on your feet? Familiarize yourself with the ABCD's.ABCD's of melanoma Asymmetry of shape: one half does not look like the other Border is irregular: scalloped, ragged Color is uneven: multiple shades ranging from white to tan to brown to black occasionally some red as well Diameter is larger than 6mm in most cases Remember skin cancer of the feet may have a very different appearance than those on the rest of your body. If your podiatrist suspects a skin cancer, a skin biopsy will be performed. This is a simple procedure in which a small sample of the that lesion is sent to a specialized laboratory. If you notice a suspicious mole, bump or patchy area on the foot please have the area checked immediately. Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Care Center are on U.S. 27. For more information call 314-9255 or www.Gentlefootcarecenter.com Do you know your ABCD's? Courtesy photo A malignant melanoma is one of the deadliest skin cancers. On the feet it may even occur on the toenails. As it grows, extending deeper into the skin, the more serious and life threatening it becomes. Footprints Dr. Olga GarciaLuepschen Samaritan's Touch ready for next phase Snapshots Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN By MIKE STOBBE APMedical WriterATLANTA American adults have a significantly higher rate of obesity than their neighbors to the north, a new study says. About 24 percent of Canadians are obese compared to more than 34 percent of Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Wednesday. Researchers looked at height and weight data taken in surveys in both countries during 2007-09. The two countries have different racial demographics. The United States has more black and Hispanic people, and both have higher rates of obesity. But even looking solely at white people, there was still a big difference a 26 percent obesity rate in Canada compared to 33 percent in the United States. It's not clear why that is, said study-co-author Cynthia Ogden, an epidemiologist with the CDC's National Center for Heal th Statistics. "We share this bord er and many other things. I t's a question we need to investigate more," sa id Ogden, whose co-autho rs included a researcher at Statistics Canada. Another mystery: In ch ildren there was little diffe rence. The childhood obes ity rate was 15.5 percent in the United States and 1 2 percent in Canada, but t he difference was not statis tically significant. This study is the fir st time the CDC has com pared American obesi ty rates with another countr y. The report adds to a grow ing pile of studies th at show Americans are le ss healthy than people in oth er developed nations. For example, a 200 6 Harvard Medical Scho ol study found that America ns are 42 percent more like ly than Canadians to have di abetes, 32 percent more lik ely to have high blood pre ssure, and 12 percent mo re likely to have arthritis. Study: US has much higher obesity rate than Canada

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The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sunon any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail toeditor@newssun.com;or mail them to News-SunCommunity Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 4711448. AvonPark Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m., EZ Intermediate classes are at 10 a.m., and Intermediate classes are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflection on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a.m. Friday. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the area's Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 385-6671. Italian-American Social Club of Highlands County's Social Night with games and snacks every first and third Friday of each month from 6:30-9 p.m. Apotluck dinner also on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. with social hour following. For more information, call Jeanne at 3821945. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. MOM's Club meets at 10:30 a.m. first Friday at the First United Methodist Church on Pine Street in Sebring. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation.Smoke-free environment. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 S.E. Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY Airborne (Paratrooper) Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. every first Saturday at Bob Evans Restaurant, Sebring. All paratroopers and their guests are invited. For details, call Joe Noto at 4520106. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 24 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 4523803. Car Show from 5-8 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Woody's BBQ. Proceeds benefit Hope Hospice.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Chapter 601 meets at Golf Hammock Restaurant in the Golf Hammock Country Club at noon. Any service person who was awarded the Purple Heart is invited to attend and bring their wife or husband. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. For details, call 382-2208. Highlands Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 825 Sunbird Terr. (Community Center off Thunderbird Road). Call Bob Seybolt at 471-6077. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) South Central Florida Chapter Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday at the Military Sea Services Museum on Kenilworth and Roseland. The monthly members luncheon is on the third Saturday of each month at noon (except holidays). Location is at Kenilworth Lodge. For further information call Roy Whitton at 465-7048. Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 601 meets at noon on the first Saturday at Sunrise Restaurant. All recipients and wives of the Purple Heart are welcome. Call 471-9190 or 465-7074 for details. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Paratrooper breakfast every first Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at Bob Evans. Call John Schumacher at 382-8648. Scleroderma Support Group meets from 9:30-10:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month at Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Road. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers line dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6553920. Twelve Step Study Group for Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at firs t building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Roa d 621 E., Lake Placid. Laides auxiliary dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. For more details call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and mus ic is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hour s from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, a t 2-4 p.m. has a new country music group, the Twi-Lites, along with Dianne Thompson who sings music from the '40 s and '50s. Donation $3 for single, and $5 for couple. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Fo r details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in secon d floor conference roomNo. 3 a t Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, g o to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers AvonPark Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth S t., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 7B COMMUNITYCALENDAR RELIGION The Heartland Harmonizers ChorusPresentsBarbershop Show TimeSaturday March 12, 2011South Florida Community College Theatre2 Great Shows 1:59 pm & 6:59 pmAll tickets $15.FeaturingOn DemandŽSounds of Sebring € Heartland Harmonizers Sebring High School Chorus Tickets Available from any memberJacaranda Hotel „ AP Kenilworth Lodge „ Sebring Home & Office Essentials „ LP863.471.0706 Blessing of the A nimals is SaturdaySEBRING ABlessing o f the Animals service will b e held in the parking lot o f St. John United M ethodist Church at 10 a .m. Saturday. The B lessing of the Animals S ervice is a witness to G od's and the church's l ove, care and concern for c reation. St. Francis of A ssisi, patron saint to all a nimals, will be recognized i n the Blessing Service. S tewardship of all creation w ill be emphasized. The service will include p raying, singing, blessing o f the animals by the Rev. L ynne Josselyn and S cripture reading. Bring y our children, animals and a lawn chair. Coffee and t reats will be available foll owing the service. St. John United M ethodist Church is at 3 214 Grand Prix Drive. F or more information, call t he church office at 3821 736.Second Blessings garage sale is SaturdayAVON PARK First U nited Methodist Church o f Avon Park's Second B lessings garage sale is f rom 8:30-11:30 a.m. S aturday at 200 S. Lake A ve.Jorge will appear in concertAVON PARK Violin V irtuoso Jaime Jorge will a ppear in concert at the A von Park Seventh-day A dventist Church at 1410 W Avon Blvd. Anyone is i nvited to attend the free C hristian concert featuring J aime Jorge, a world class v iolinist at 6 p.m. S aturday. The concert will f eature music ranging from f avorite hymns to contemp orary praise songs. Jorge has played in a m ultitude of setting from h igh school auditoriums to C arnegie Hall. He has p layed in 40 countries on f ive continents and has r eleased 16 albums. Besides being an accomp lished musician, Jorge has a n inspiring story to share. B orn and raised in commun ist Cuba, he was offered m any opportunities i ncluding offers to study in M oscow with some of the g reatest musicians of our t ime if only he and his f amily would renounce t heir belief in God. They r efused. When Jorge was 1 0, miraculously, his famil y was given an opportunit y to leave Cuba and come t o this country. The concert is free and i s designed for people of a ll ages and denominat ions. For more informat ion, call 453-6641.CrossOver to play at St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING C rossOver, a southern g ospel family singing g roup from Mahaffey, Pa., w ill be in concert at 6 p.m. S unday at St. John United M ethodist Church. As a f amily they are thankful to g o anywhere and sing and w itness to others about the s aving grace and knowle dge of Jesus Christ. The group began its music ministry at the Pennsylvania State Singing Convention in Martinsburg, Pa. and has sung at other gospel sings, cruises and church services reaching out to hurting hearts through their personal testimony and the message in their songs. St. John United Methodist Church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For more information, call 382-1736. Alove offering will be taken.So Loved to perform at First Assembly of GodSEBRING So Loved, a musical duo composed of Bill and Judy Williams from Lebanon, Ind., will be featured in a gospel concert at 11 a.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd. Bill and Judy were music directors at First Assembly for several years before moving back to Indiana to begin a ministry of traveling and sharing the gospel in music and song. Their concerts feature songs that will appeal to all age levels. They invite all their friends in the Sebring area to join them in this "homecoming" concert. There is no charge for the concert. An offering will be received. Call 3856431 for information.Bethel Baptist plans revival meetingsLAKE PLACID Oldfashioned revival meetings will be held Sunday through Friday, March 11 at Bethel Baptist Church, 216 E. Park St. (off Interlake Boulevard, near the water tower and athletic fields). On Sunday, the service times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Monday-Friday at 6:30 p.m. Evangelist Mike Patterson and his family will work the meetings to encourage and to share God's Word with the church. Don and Carol Merritt will be singing. Their music is fitting and uplifting to the Lord. For more information, visit the church's Web site, www.visitbethelbaptist.co m, or call 633-9294 The Rev. Luke Knickerbocker is the church's pastor.Confection Connection is TuesdayLAKE PLACID The Women's Ministries Bible study, Confection Connection, will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, 119 E. Royal Palm St. Come for an evening of fellowship, fun and a study in God's Word.Spring Trash and Treasure Sale setSEBRING St. John United Methodist Church will hold its annual Spring Trash and Treasure Sale in the fellowship hall on March 11 and 12. On Friday, sale hours will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday hours will be from 8 a.m. to noon. Something for everyone. Lunch will be available. St. John is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive, just west of Walmart. For further information, call Ruth Harrison at 402-0696 or the church office at 382-1736.Ladies Spring Fling brunch is March 12AVON PARK The women of First Christian Church of Avon Park will Snapshots J aime Jorge Continued on page 10B

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Page 8BNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. 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, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 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 Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. 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 and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. 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 7 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 to May our youth group meets. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 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, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. 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. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 3:30 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family and Youth Center). Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: 2:303:15 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 9-10 a..m. Sundays, or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, 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. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church."Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION A tonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING The T ransfiguration of our Lord S unday worship service will b e led by Deacon David T horesen. March birthdays w ill be celebrated during c offee hour this morning. Council meets at 6 p.m. M onday. Lent schedule begins at 6 p .m. Wednesday for Ash W ednesday service led by t he Rev. Jefferson Cox with t he Imposition of Ashes. Midweek Lenten service is f rom March 16 through April 1 3. Start with soup, sandw ich and pie supper at 5:30 p .m. Service of the Word at 6 :15 p.m. led by Lois Hess, E d Graff and Ron F itzpatrick. Jim Helwig will b e the organist. The Litany's w ill be titled "Affirming The A sh Heap," a series compari ng Jesus and Job. Why do b ad things happen to good p eople? Palm Sunday service is A pril 17, led by Deacon D ave Thoresen with Holy E ucharist. Maundy Thursday service i s at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 1 with Rev. Jefferson Cox. Good Friday service is at 7 p.m. April 22. Easter Sunday service will be led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox with Holy Eucharist. Brunch follows worship service.Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK "Building Spiritual Dimensions" (Ephesians 3:16-21) will be the message presented by Larry Roberts, minister. There will be a fellowship dinner immediately following the morning worship for all members and guests. The Timothy Class will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. For information, call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK The Sunday of the Transfiguration Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled "Wrong Mountain!." Ash Wednesday, March 9 begins at 6 p.m. with a potluck supper with Divine Worship with imposition of ashes at 7 p.m. The pastor will begin a series of sermons on The Miracles of Lent. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 4712663 or search the Internet for christlutheranavonpark.org. This is a LCMS congregation.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled "The White Horse of Deception" at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, "What the Outside Reveals" based on the Scripture Matthew 17:1-9. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Missionary Baptist ChurchSEBRING This week members will celebrate Communion together. Pastor Ken Lambert will have a sermon on the meaning of Communion, so members are prepared to partake with a grateful heart. Lou Pankuch will sing the beautiful song, "Broken and Spilled Out." Deaf interpretation is provided so that deaf people, who use ASL, can "hear" the word of God, and participate in the service by singing and sharing prayer requests. Families with a deaf member can worship together as a family. The church is at 1708 LaGrange Ave., Sebring. First Baptist Church of Placid Lakes LAKE PLACID On Sunday Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon titled "The Certainty Series! The Uplifting Hand s of The Lord!" with regards to Luke 1:57-66. The church is at the corn er of Washington and Kemper avenues. For more information, ca ll 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or e-mail placidlakes@hotmail.comFirst Christian ChurchAVON PARK Who do you live your life for? Are you living for yourself, you r spouse, your children, your parents or The Almighty? This week's sermon is titled "Living your Life for God, Party 1." The pastor will discuss the question all should ask everyday, "Will I give into apathy or give int o the Almighty?" This Sunday at 6 p.m. Thomas Shelton will be in concert. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail Church News Courtesy photo Last Generation Ministries will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God, Lake Placid. Last Generation sings Bill Gaither'-style music. Their ministry has been well received throughout the country. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church ( ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview D rive., Sebring. David Thoresen, D eacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim H elwig, organist/choir director. W orship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy E ucharist is every Sunday. Coffee h our on the first and third Sunday o f each month. Council meeting on t he first Monday of month; Ladies G roup WELCAmeets at noon seco nd Monday of month with lunch. B ring a dish to pass. Church V egetable Garden Club meets as n eeded. Labyrinth Prayer Garden o pen seven days a week to congret ation and community. Like to sing? C ome join the choir. Visitors always w elcome. Come grow with us. P hone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 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 seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Children's Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. 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, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8:15 and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10 and 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, adult and college age, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group (ages 1118), 4-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gail Sparks, director of youth ministry. 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 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Sunda y School 9 a.m., Worship 10:3 0 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Praye r Shawl Ministry on the second an d fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m for women who love God and cro cheting. Visit us at our church We b site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on life's journey, you're we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP f irstchristianap@embarqm ail.com. The church Web s ite is w ww.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the L ord's Table this Sunday m orning will be Howard L ewis and Diane Beidler. C ommunion will be served b y Carol Chandler, Betty H arcourt, Bob Harcourt and J ayne Weldy. Greeting the congregation w ill be Betty Simpson. M ichael and Carol Graves w ill work with Children's C hurch. Lighting the candles d uring the month of March w ill be Catherine Baker. D iane Thibodeau will be w ith the children in the nurse ry during the month of M arch. The pastor's sermon is t itled "The Woman at the W ell," John 4:13. Jesus c rossed all barriers to share t he gospel and we who foll ow Him must do no less. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850352 for information.First Presbyterian Church A. R. P.AVON PARK On Sunday morning, the pastor's sermon is titled "Household of God" based on Ephesians 2:19-22. Maxine Johnson, adult Sunday school teacher, continues the study of David in II Samuel Chapter 10, which tells of the defeat of the Ammonites and Syrians. Members are asked to bring non-perishable items for the Church Service Center. On Monday, the Crafty Ladies meet from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. On Wednesday, Mary Circle will meet at 1 p.m. On Thursday, Men's Fellowship will meet at The Depot for breakfast at 7 a.m. They will return to church for a short Bible study and then will do a work project at a member's home. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For more information, call the church office at 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church, ARPSEBRING "Does Paul Need an Alibi? Part II" is the title of Sunday morning's sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. First United Methodist Church of Sebring SEBRING The Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message, "The True Vine" with Scripture from John 15:1-17. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. the "Growing with God" family night continues in the Family Life Center. Fine Food and Fellowship "Chicken" Dinner is Sunday following the church services. This will benefit the youth fund for Music Camp this summer. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the 10:50 a.m. Worship Service. Visit the Web site at www.sebringfirstumc.com. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Call the church office for information at 385-5184.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moore's sermon this week will be "The Beatitudes" with Scripture from Matthew 5:1-12. Services will also include Walle Woodworth singing "Three Wooded Crosses," Bev LeBeck singing "Led by the Master's Hand," The Heartland Singers will sing "Jesus is the Cornerstone," and Little Heartland Singers will sing "Blessed by The Name." The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix); phone number 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Rev. Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service. Claude Burnett, pastoral assistant, will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, "Instructions About Worship," is taken from I Timothy 2 and 3. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the Sunday morning and evening services. The Wednesday evening service will be a praise, prayer and Bible study time.Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the Transfiguration of Our Lord Sunday, the sermon will be based on the 17th chapter of Matthew. The Busy Bodies meet at 9 a.m. Monday in Burke Hall. The WELCAmeeting is at 1 p.m. Tuesday followed by the Worship and Music Committee meeting at 3 p.m. The Midweek Worship Service, Fragrance Free, starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Vision Team meets on Thursday at 10 p.m., followed by the J.O.Y. meeting at 2 p.m. an d choir practice at 3:30 p.m. The Vision Team meets o n Friday at 2 p.m. St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday the Rev. Ronald De Genaro 's sermon topic will be "The Transfiguration" taken from Matthew 17:1-9. Boy Scouts meet Monday at 7 p.m. Men's Fellowship and Prayer Breakfast is Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. St. John Youth meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING Pastor Kei th Simmons will preach on "Who is Missing from Rev val? I Am!" and the gospel reading will be on Revelation 21-7. Sunday school will be le d Continued from page 8B RELIGION Church News Continued on page 10B

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by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying "Instructions About Worship," taken from the Scripture I Timothy 2:1-6, 3:14-16.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. David Altman will speak from the "It's All About Jesus" series in the Sunday morning worship service. He will speak from the "House of Prayer" series in the evening worship hour. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information call 385-0752.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING "Let Your Light Shine" is the title of Sunday morning's sermon given by the Rev. Phil Laucks. The Scripture is II Kings 5:1-19.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Service starts at 9:55 AM. The pastor's sermon is "Transfigured, Transformed Translated."The Way ChurchSEBRING "Get Read y for Warfare" is the title of Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum' s message with Scripture fro m Joshua Chapter 1. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood. The church phone is 471-6140; the pastor's cell is 214-619 0. For church information and the pastor's messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011www.newssun.com Full Service Automotive Center Clint CoolOwner/Technician Over 15 Years Exp. ASE/Factory Certi“ed4320 US 27 North € Sebring HONESTY WITH A SMILEŽ Coupon Required EXPIRES 3/31/11 Coupon Required EXPIRES 3/31/11 Coupon Required EXPIRES 3/31/11CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DIAGNOSISFREENot valid with any other offer.ROTATE & BALANCE FOR LIFEFREEWith purchase of 4 new tires. Not valid with any other offer.BRAKE INSPECTIONFREENot valid with any other offer. Continued from page 9B Church News be having their annual Ladies Spring Fling brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12 at the church at 1016 W. Camphor St. and would like to invite all women to attend. The theme this year is "Spring is a time for renewal." Bring your mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend, neighbor, or someone new. The more, the merrier. This is for ladies only. There will be entertainment, food and fun for all who attend. Tickets are $4 each and can be purchased at the church office Monday-Friday or by calling 453-5334.Ladies Guild offers Tour of TablesAVON PARK Our Lady of Grace Ladies Guild presents a Tour of Tables sala d luncheon and card party in the Grogan Center on Saturday, March 19. Tour of tabl es is at 11 a.m.; the luncheon follows at 12 p. m. Card party following. Tickets are $12 each. Call Debbie Augusta, 385-8872 or Parish office, 4534757 for tickets Continued from page 7B Snapshots RELIGION Courtesy photo The Wacaster Family will be in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 12 and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 13 at the Living Waters Church of God, 4571 Sparta Road in Sebring. Do you know that the Bible mentions at least 20 countries that are still here today? Hi, my name is Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from "The Way," and I'd like to have a word with you. It seems God is very interested to give us the details of real places and the names of real countries. Abraham came from Ur in Babylon (today Iraq). Moses grew up in Egypt. David was born in Israel, and so on. Interestingly, these detailed places and countries will have a great role in the end-times. Israel will be re-born as a nation (it happened in 1948). They will be surrounded by enemies like Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Gaza. Listen to what they proclaim: "Come, they say, let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more." (Psalm 83:4, NIV) Is this not exactly the cry of Israel's enemies? But that is not the end. There is a nation to the far north of Israel that will come down and attack Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). What nation would that be? Take a world map and look to see who is in the far north of Israel: Russia. But they will not come alone. The second country mentioned to come to destroy Israel is you guessed it Iran (Persia in biblical times until 1935). Even the European Union (EU) is mentioned as the revived fourth kingdom, the Roman Empire (Daniel 3 and 7). The EU will play a major role in biblical end-times. In Revelation, the last book of the Bible, God talks about the kings from the East (Revelation 16:12) and an incredible army of 200 million (Revelation 9:16). Guess who claimed a li ttle while ago to have just such an enormous army? Did you guess China? You are right. They too will march toward Israel, the valley of Armageddon to be specific. You see, the Bible is no t an ancient dusty book without relevance for today. It is more up to dat e then next week's newspaper. So what about America ? Is it mentioned? No, it is not. But why? Is America not the lead ing nation in the world with the greatest military power? Are there not mor e Christians in America the n anywhere else in the world? Yes, yes and yes. But something is going to happen to America that will change everything. A n estimated 100 million Christians will suddenly disappear from America. It's called the rapture (Fir st Corinthians 15:51-52 and First Thessalonians 4:1318). It will leave America in a big mess. It could hap pen any time. By the way are you staying or going? Yes, the stage is set for the second coming of Jesus. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor of The Way Church. He teaches An Evening in Prophecy' at Homer's Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month. Bible tells of real places and people Guest Column Reinhold Buxbaum The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunSEBRING Dr. Robert L. Alderman will be the guest speaker for the March Bible Conference at Maranatha Baptist Church, March 6-9. Meetings will be at 6 p.m. each evening and on Sunday at 9 and 10:15 a.m. Alderman has served in pastoral ministry for over a half-century. He was senior pastor of the Shenandoah Baptist Church of Roanoke, Va. from 1971-2004, then was designated the church's "Minister at Large," allowing him to travel and minister throughout the United States and around the world. He holds a D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. "Dr. Bob" is known for the wit and warmth he employs, presenting vital truths from God's Word in an interesting and easy-to-listen-to preaching style. This will be his second visit to Maranatha and his return is much anticipated. The Maranatha congregation extends a cordial welcome to friends from the community to share in this opportunity. The church is in Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road, two miles east of State Road 17 North in Sebring. Call 382-4301 or 471-1414. Alderman to be Maranatha Bible Conference speaker Waycaster Family concert set for March 12 Dr. Robert Alderman I know sometimes this column may sound preachy. It is not meant to offend, but to make you think. There are built-in consequences to our actions. God planned it that way. God's rules (The Ten Commandments) were written for our protection, not to keep us from pleasure. God loves us enough to let us know what the consequences for our actions will be. The seventh commandment says, "Thou shalt not commit adultery." If you are married to someone and have an affair with someone you are not married to, that is adultery. If you start having sex with people before you ever get married, you are committing adultery with each new partner because the Bible teaches that the intimacy of sex binds us together spiritually. Each subsequent partner increases the possibility of sexually transmitted diseases. I personally saw a friend die of AIDS. He had repented of his sin and had asked God to forgive him. He asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior. He spent the last year of his life going to schools across the state teaching teens about the consequences of sexual sin, whether heterosexual or homosexual. Once you give yourself to someone in this manner, you then feel you have no reason to say "no" to anyone else. You lose your sense of selfworth, or at the very least, it diminishes. It makes it very difficult to commit to any one person. You're never satisfied with any partner. Sooner or later they let you down and you look for someone better, but you keep being let down. Unless you repent, ask God to save you from hell, which is the ultimate price for sin, and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, you will never find happiness in any relationship. You will never find God's perfect mate for you. True happiness only comes from God and following His plan. Romans 6:23 says, "for the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Jeremiah 29:13 says, "And ye shall seek me, and ye shall find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." This verse is talking about seeking God. Please seek Him before it is too late. Let me know if you do. I care. Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo.com The problem with promiscuity: Part 2 The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID A dam's Voice will appear i n concert Sunday morni ng at the Lake Placid C hurch of the Nazarene, 5 12 W. Interlake Blvd. ( three blocks west of the c ircle). The concert will be in t he morning service of t he church. Adam's Voice is made u p of David and Charlene A dams and Jeremy Fox. T he Adams'have been s inging together since 1 989. In 1997, Fox joined t hem as their bass player a nd then joined them as a v ocalist. Adam's Voice has perf ormed in many venues i ncluding singing the n ational anthem at the I ndianapolis Colts games a nd also the Cincinnati R eds. Several of their songs r eceive frequent airtime o n the radio and they h ave appeared on numero us television broadcasts. T he trio has been the feat ured vocalists of at least t hree Nazarene General A ssemblies and also the M 7 conference. For a true worship e xperience, visit the Lake P lacid Church of the N azarene at 10:45 a.m. S unday. For more inform ation, call Pastor Tim T aylor at 446-1339. Adam's Voice to appear at Lake Placid Nazarene Read II Peter 1:5-7 Some 50 years ago t here was a boy about 10 y ears old living on the s treets of Jacksonville. H is name was John. His real father was in p rison, his step-father w as in jail and his mothe r was an alcoholic. The b oy was sometimes seen d igging in Dumpsters b ehind places of busin ess. The owner of one of t he businesses took it u pon himself to find out a bout the boy. As the m an considered the b oy's situation, he talked w ith some of his friends a t church. Eventually, t he man and five of his f riends decided they w ould try to help the b oy. Working with the local a uthorities, they were a ble to gain foster care o f the boy and placed h im with a loving C hristian family. The men pooled their t ime and resources and h elped the youngster w ork his way through h igh school and then c ollege. During this t ime, the young man g ave his life to Christ a nd decided he wanted t o be a full-time C hristian worker. Well, his six mentors c ame forward again and h elped him work his way t hrough seminary. Today, J ohn is retired after servi ng as a pastor in Florida f or 35 years. Just think of the hund reds of lives that he has t ouched for Christ and a ll because one person i n loving kindness s tooped to help a young b oy. F loyd Rider is a Lake Placid resident and longtime Sunda y school teacher. Loving kindness Guest Column Floyd Rider RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Friday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sun'sfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun

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By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticMatt Damon and Emily Blunt fall in love and flee shadowy figures in the immensely stylish romantic thriller "The Adjustment Bureau." If only the ending lived up to the build-up. Damon and Blunt have crazy, sexy chemistry from the very first moment they meet, in the gleaming men's room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, of all places. They're a real treat to watch together he's reserved and sort of smart-alecky, she's quickwitted and flirty and the contrast in their appearances and personalities just works. You want them to end up with each other, despite the many elaborate and creative obstacles that thrust themselves in the couple's path over several years and across New York City's five boroughs. With all that heat and hype, you long for a climax worthy of the dedication their characters (and the actors) have given. Instead, writer-director George Nolfi's film takes all that dazzle and wraps things up with a fizzle: Following intelligent debates about the nature of free will, "The Adjustment Bureau" ends in an overly simplistic, heavyhanded religious allegory that leaves you wondering, really? Is that it? That it's based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, whose writing has been the inspiration for such groundbreaking scifi films as "Blade Runner" and "Minority Report," represents even more of a letdown. Dick's dark, paranoid vision sadly goes soft. But it's got a lot going for it, for a while. "The Adjustment Bureau" is shot beautifully, the stark cinematography from Oscar-winner John Toll reflecting the isolation and frustration Damon's character feels. Damon stars as David Norris, a young and up-andcoming congressman who's on the verge of losing his bid for the U.S. Senate at the film's start. While practicing his concession speech in the men's bathroom, where he thinks he's alone, he runs into Blunt's character, Elise. He's a kid who grew up without much family in a rough part of Brooklyn; she's a sophisticated, British ballet dancer. But their attraction is palpable; they kiss impetuously, and then she runs off. David's instantly, and understandably, smitten. But as it turns out, that was the only time he was ever supposed to see Elise. His life and all our lives, according to the film are managed by The Adjustment Bureau, men in tailored suits and fedoras who make sure everyone and everything follows a predetermined plan. If anyone steps out of line by accident, a little nudge here or there steers things back to their proper course. When David learns from Richardson, (played with perfect, "Mad Men"-style cool by John Slattery), one of the man adjusters assigned to his case, that he and Elise can never be together, he's naturally more inspired than ever to track her down. Anthony Mackie is his usual charismatic self as another bureau member, who's a little more sympathetic to David's cause, while Terence Stamp makes a huge impression in just a few scenes, as always, as a far more rigid enforcer. (In case you hadn't noticed, it's an excellent cast.) And so David and Elise hook up and go on the run, using the Adjustment Bureau's own tricks for being everywhere and seeing everything all at once. Yes, this involves wearing silly, magical hats and running through myriad, secret doors, but it also makes exciting leaps in time and space and asks us to do the same as the couple dashes from one portal to the next through hidden passageways all over New York City. One second they may be at the foot of the Statue of Liberty; next, they're in the outfield at Yankee Stadium. It's reminiscent of "Inception" in its striking visuals and the assumptions it requires us to make, but it moves so fluidly, and it's in the name of a love that seems so perfect, you may as well give in. But that's right about when you'll get your heart broken. We won't give too much away. But after raising intriguing philosophical questions about determinism, "The Adjustment Bureau" gives into the saddest, softest fate of all. David and Elise and we as viewers deserve more. And we should be able to choose it for ourselves. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 11B THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU PG13(Matt Damon,Emily Blunt)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30RANGOPG(Animated Voices by Johnny Depp,Abigail Breslin)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30TAKE ME HOME TONIGHTR(Topher Grace,Anna Faris)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15HALL PASSR(Owen Wilson)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30GNOMEO & JULIET 2DG(Animated)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15THE KINGS SPEECHR(Geoffrey Rush,Colin Firth)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 03/04 Thursday 03/10 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee COMING SOONMar 18 THE LINCOLN LAWYER DearAbby: For several years, a group of ladies at work have held fundraisers so they could participate in cancer charity walks. We have all donated willingly, but someone recently pointed out something disturbing. Every year, this group travels to a different location for the walk, using the funds they have raised for the charity. There is a walk within driving distance. The funds they raise could be donated to the cause instead of spent on flights, hotels, meals, etc. One of them commented that they "might as well get something out of it." Are we wrong to feel this is not a good thing? Someone said we're paying for their vacation. At this point we are confused about the whole mess. Any comments? Baffled in New England DearBaffled: You're not wrong. Any monies raised the way these "ladies" have done should have been donated to cancer research. The comment your co-worker made to you was revealing. What you have described sounds like fraud. What those women should have "gotten out of it" was the satisfaction of knowing they were doing something for a worthy cause. This would not include treating themselves to a group vacation. If you continue to support this effort, the check(s) should be made payable to the charity. DearAbby: Are there any rules of etiquette involving unwanted guests at funerals? While I have many loved ones and friends, I have also made a few enemies in my life. I have made clear to my husband that I do not want "certain people" to be allowed to attend my funeral when I die. I have always found it distasteful when folks show up at funerals for someone they disliked or didn't know well. It ruins it for those who really did love the deceased. I do not want my enemies trying to make themselves feel better by showing up and pretending they cared. My husband is against the idea. I made him promise that he'd do this for me because, even though I'll be dead and may no t care then, I do care very much now. P.S. My husband wants to know how one would keep people away from a funeral in the first place. Plannin'Ahead in Soddy-Daisy, Ten n. DearPlannin': Let's hold a good thought that you'll be around for a long, long time and outliv e your enemies. However, if that doesn' t happen, a way to ensure that only those you want to attend your funeral will b e there is to make it "invita tion only." And when you r death is announced in the newspaper, it should be stated that the service wil l be private. DearAbby: I have bee n seeing the same gynecolo gist for eight years. I trus t her with my health and m y privacy. She recently moved to a new practice and I would like to follow her. My problem is the wife of one of my coworkers is an employee in the new office, and I'm worried that patient confi dentiality may not extend to "pillow talk." How do I handle this delicate situation? Values My Privacy in South Carolin a DearValues: Handle it by having a frank talk wit h your gynecologist, explai ning that one of your coworkers is married to an employee in the new office, and asking her how she plans to guarantee yo ur privacy. Explain that you would like to remain her patient but that this has raised a red flag for you. 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. To receive a collection of Abby's most memorable and most frequently requested poems and essays, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) Charity fundraisers may be walking away with donations DIVERSIONS Dear Abby Damon's stylish Adjustment Bureau' ends in fizzle Movie Review The Adjustment Bureau' Rating: PG-13 (brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image) Running time: 99 minutes Review: (of 4) Univerisal Picture Matt Damon stars as David Norris and Emily Blunt stars as Elise Sellas in The Adjustment Bureau.' By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticLOS ANGELES Take Me Home Tonight," a bout a group of friends o n a wild, all-night advent ure, wallows in '80s nost algia, from big hair and a cid-washed jeans to oneh it wonders like "Safety D ance" and "Come on E ileen." So we thought we'd go b ack and revisit that magic al time of wretched e xcess and choose the five b est movies that came out t he year "Take Me Home T onight" is set: 1988. It'll b e rad, I promise. "Big": Tom Hanks c ould not be more winning a s a little boy trapped in a m an's body in this highc oncept delight from d irector Penny Marshall. H anks already had proven h is comic chops on the TV s eries "Bosom Buddies" at t his point, and in movies l ike "Bachelor Party" and Splash," but "Big" a llowed him to show the f ull range of his charm, a nd it earned him his first O scar nomination. "Beetlejuice": A q uintessential early Tim B urton movie, with its c heeky humor, wild visua ls and gleefully subvers ive vibe. Michael Keaton d oes some of the best w ork of his career as the t itle character, a horny, f oul-mouthed zombie who h elps a couple of recent g hosts scare away the o bnoxious new owners of t heir idyllic Connecticut h ome. The great supporti ng cast includes Alec B aldwin, Geena Davis and C atherine O'Hara, and the s core from Burton's freq uent collaborator, Danny E lfman, perfectly complem ents the film's playful e nergy. "Dangerous L iaisons": John M alkovich is freakishly s exy and seductive, and G lenn Close is every bit h is intellectual equal, in d irector Stephen Frears' a daptation of Choderlos d e Laclos'novel about b ored aristocrats deceivi ng and manipulating each o ther in 18th century F rance. The strong supp orting cast features M ichelle Pfeiffer as well a s a young Uma Thurman a nd Keanu Reeves. N ominated for seven O scars, including best pict ure, it won three. "Die Hard": Just a b ig, booming action flick, a n unapologetic blockb uster, and very much a p roduct of its time. Bruce W illis is front and center, a t the height of his '80se ra popularity, in one of t he main roles that would d efine his varied career. A s New York cop John M cClane, he's quick-witt ed and ready for anything and he delivers a line t hat would become his sign ature. "AFish Called W anda": Delightfully silly a nd so very, very British. A screwball comedy that's p recise in its sloppiness, w ith proper humor that c ouldn't be more profane. J amie Lee Curtis, Kevin K line, Michael Palin and T om Georgeson set out to s teal $20 million in diam onds, but naturally endi ng up double-crossing e ach other. Palin's "Monty P ython" cohort John C leese, who co-wrote the s cript, is at his deadpan b est as the unwitting l awyer who gets dragged i nto their scheme, and K line earned a supportinga ctor Oscar for his hilario usly volatile performance. 5 best movies made in 1988

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Friday, March 4, 2011 Photo courtesy of Getty Images W hat defines classic style?"Aclassic is something that has stood the test o f time and proven to be the best in its class," s aid Warren. "It's of high quality and is meant to l ast to be passed on through the generations." W arren says that while you might invest in an H & M shirt that will last a couple of seasons, a L acoste polo will be around and in style l ong enough to hand down to your kids. "There's definitely a timelessness to these t hings," said Hogerty, "they have an ability to t ranscend eras." Modern takes on vintage designs are cropping u p all over the place. From the clothes modeled o n fashion runways to the paint colors in your l ocal hardware store, there seems to be a bit of a r etro revival going on. Armour isn't surprised. "The world is changing faster than ever," she s aid, "and we have seen such instability over t he past few years in a vast array of sectors, t hat I think people are embracing the classics, i n part, out of the stability and comfort that t hey provide." The women also noted that as budgets have t ightened, people want to shop smarter. This m eans investing in items that won't go out of s tyle and won't break the bank. H ow to incorporate c lassic style into your lifeIf you'd like to bring some freshly vintage s tyle to your home or wardrobe, the Matchbook m avens have these tips:nStudy the classic tastemakers, such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis. By studying, one can get an idea of what classic pieces will stand the test of time.nWhen buying that new coat or pair of shoes, think about what is well made and will last through the years those will invariably be the classics in your wardrobe.nWhen it comes to color, black is always in style and can complement any outfit. Black slacks, ballet flats, cardigan or coat you can't go wrong.nShort red nails, black mascara sometimes it's the simple things that add a classic pep to your step.To get some classic style on a budget:nRummage through flea markets for underappreciated, timeless gems at a steal.nVisit consignment shops for wardrobe bargains.nSpruce up what you have a coat of paint on a piece of furniture can do wonders.nAlittle pizzazz goes a long way. Maybe you can't afford the yards of lavish fabric you want for curtains or a sofa but try using some for a throw pillow.Top 5 classic pieces for your home:1.Monogrammed towels 2.Good china (Finish your set with pieces from www.replacements.com or www.chinaandcrystal.com.) 3.Fine art that speaks to you (Some resources for inexpensive art: www.art.com, www.20x200.com, www.ugallery.com.) 4.Fresh blooms they'll brighten up any room 5.Unique, over-sized coffee table books (about your favorite artists, vacation destinations, fashion designers, etc.) can take a coffee table from boring to spectacularTop 10 classic musts for every wardrobe : 1.Acrisp, well-fitted white oxford 2.Black cigarette pants 3.Atrench coat 4.Acashmere sweater (Land's End is a great resource for cashmere, both inexpensive and high-quality.) 5.Black ballet flats 6.Little black dress 7.Flattering pair of dark wash denim jeans 8.Ablack pencil skirt 9.Awrap dress (they're flattering on nearly every figure) 10.Invest in one trendy piece per season which you can add to your classic wardrobe. Classic jewelry and accessories:1.Pearl studs (high quality replicas are just as good as the real thing) 2.Apearl necklace 3.Yellow-gold charm bracelet 4.Dark sunglasses 5.Asilk square scarf (to tie around your hair or your handbag) Living a Stylish LifeEmbracing the spirit of classic style is about more than what you wear or how you decorate your home. The creators of www.MatchbookMag.com say it's about approaching life with certain joie de vivre that celebrates even the little things that make life a bit more stylish. In their eyes, that Matchbook-type girl:nViews the world through rosecolored glasses.nLoves to throw dinner parties, but has been known to burn the roast.nIs the first to laugh at her own bad jokes.nPaints her nails bright coral when she's feeling blue.nIs infinitely curious and always up for a grand adventure.nCould happily live off of red velvet cake.nHas a signature shade of lipstick.nPens hand-written notes to her grandmother.nHas a skip in her step and a twinkle in her eye. Visit www.MatchbookMag.com for fashion and dŽcor inspiration, interviews with the hottest style makers, as well as glimpses behind the scenes of some of your favorite style icons. FAMILYFEATURES Agirl should be two things: classy and fabulous." Coco ChanelYou may have heard the saying that everything old is new again, but there are some things that just never go out of style. But what is "classic style" and how can you incorporate those special touches into your every day? Jane Lilly Warren, Katie Armour and Fallon Hogerty are the creative forces behind www.MatchbookMag.com, an online magazine that serves as a guide to a charmed life." The women of Matchbook delight in a variety of classic styles and icons from Chanel and Jackie O to contemporary style makers such as John Derian and Jemma Kidd. Here, they share the basics about classic style for home dŽcor as well as for the w ardrobe. A cheery scarf tied to a purse adds a touch of whimsy and keeps this practical a ccessory close at hand. Pretty gold charms not only look stylish, they make great conversation pieces.

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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, March 4, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 31 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 69 43C omplete Forecast PAGE 8A Cooler with a morning shower or T-storm F orecast Question: Is George Boulevard the best place to build a new sheriffs office headquarters? Next question: Do you support the e ffort to repeal the tourism tax? w ww.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online O bituaries Violet Kinyon Age 99, of Avon Park and Sebring Arthur F. Parks Jr. Age 84, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 7A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 55.6% No 44.4% 099099401007 T otal votes: 63 Arts & Entertainment3C Book7C Chalk Talk4B Classifieds5D Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2C Dear Abby2C Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope2C Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2C Pause & Consider2C Sports On TV2D 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 7 7 5 5 7 7 8 8 B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING A group of voters calling t hemselves Citizens for Government Accountability decided Thursday to seek signatures to repeal the 2 percent tourismt ax. e are not getting what was promi sed,said organizer Bill Youngman. The law says they had to put together a plan,and they did. The plan calls for 32 p ercent to be used for promotion and advertising,29 percent is supposed to go to administration,17 percent is to go for arts and culture,12 percent for local events and 10 percent for the lakes. Thatsn ot happening,Youngman said. Youngman laid out some options the group could take,including the repeal,ande xplained that the tourism tax was not a b ad thing,in fact it did good,but thef unds were not allocated correctly. The county commissioners could reopen the discussion andi nstitute a sunset, which is the overall goal of the effort led by Youngman. But only Commissioners Barbara Stewart and Greg Harris,who voted against a similar motion last year,orn ew Commissioner Ron Handley could make a new motion. I dont think Stewart or Harris will reopen that discussion,and appealing to Commissioner Handley is an option we could take,Youngman said. A lot more is being spent on administration and several other areas are not being supported at all. Here is flier from 2002 where the public was told one thing and now we are doing another,Youngman said. The flier,developed by Citizens for a Healthy Economy,an activist group that promoted a yes vote on the tax,included groups like the Highlands Art League and events like the Avon Park Mall Festival. Group to pursue tourism tax repeal Citizens to begin collecting signatures e are not getting what was promised.BILL YOUNGMAN repeal effort organizer Blue Streak revengeS ebring pays back Lake P lacid for earlier defeat SPORTS, 1DSuper TuesdayW hats at stake in the p owerhouse primary PAGE7 BModern crime fightingL ake Placid police get d igital fingerprinting PAGE2 A See TOURISM,page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Surrounded by a few pieces from a new race-themed project, artist James Hahn relaxes at his new Sebring gallery located at Majestic Cove in Sebring. By BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Fans at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring are well acquainted with TequilaPatrn the presenting sponsor of the American Le Mans Series, the organizationthat has sanctioned the grand prix of endurance for better than a decade. The muralist for Patrns Platinum Clubat the Sunrise Bank Atlantic Center is James R. Hahn,who owns and operates his newest gallery at Majestic Cove here in Sebring. Patrn executives called James R. Hahn Productions,Hahns company,after seeing examples of his work online. They were looking for an artist to create concepts for their multimillion dollar clubs and bars,he said. Hahn designed a 50-foot mural that now stretches around the top of the Sunrise facility,blending renderings of sports icons with images ofPatrn and Hahn puts a special touch on Sebring culture See HAHN,page 5A Circle of Speed waves green flag on Race festivities N ews-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS B oth young and old enjoy race cars on display Thursday evening during the Circle of Speed at downtown S ebring. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS The Sebring Circle was packed with people Thursday evening during the Circle of Speed, an annual event featuring live music, unlimited beer, brats and historic race cars. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Heartland Riders Association members Doyle Book and Mike Bussell tend to a grill full of bratwursts Thursday. B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Max Long R ecreation Complex may get revamped Youth Baseball of S ebring gets its proposal approved by the Sebring Council Tuesday. S ebring City Council members will discuss the future of the complex along with other items at them onths first meeting. A request from Youth Baseball o f Sebring,Inc. has been submitted to the city for partnership in the improvement of current d ugouts and bleacher seating at t he complex off Lakewood Road. The organization hopes to get t he City of Sebring on board as a partner along with the Recreation a nd Parks Advisory Committee Council to discuss Max Long, Circle improvements S ee SEBRING,page 7A



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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING One of the most recognized and loved establishments in the county, The Watering Hole, is on its way to being revived at the hands of a county native. The Hole, as it is often referred to by locals, was recently purchased by Cruiser Crews. Raised in the family citrus business, Crews is taking a first step into the restaurant business, but not without the help of trusted colleagues and business minds. We closed (on the sale) on Valentines Day, said Crews amid the bustling of carpenters, electricians and contractors Thursday morning in the restaurant at 6813 U.S. 27 South. We have a lot of work to do before we open, and everything is coming along. The Watering Hole layout will be just as valued patrons remember, but with a few added touches that Crews and his gang are sure everyone will be thrilled to see. Teresa and Vernon Hinote are colleagues and close friends of Crews and the couple will work closely in the managerial positions at the Hole. Cruiser wanted someone he trusted and someone he was confident could run the business when he isnt available. My husband and I have know him for years. Hes got a Hart, Streaks shut out rival Devils Drug bust nets sexual predatorPAGE3ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, March 4-5, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 27 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 79 56Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny and breezy Forecast Question: Do you think gasoline will top $4 per gallon soon? Next question: Do you think gasoline will top $4 per gallon soon? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Laura H. Farmer Age 93, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 92.8% No 7.2% Total votes: 97 Classifieds 9A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar7B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living 5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 11B NASCAR This Week3B Police Blotter 2A Religion 7B Sports On TV 2B Index By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING At its regular meeting Monday night, by a vote of 3-2, the city council approved Ordinance 1320 Regulating Fences and Walls on its second reading, thus making it law. John Clark and Margie Rhoades were opposed. The ordinance has occupied the council since November 2010, and caused much frustration. During its first reading, for example, it was sent back to city staff, who were told to begin all over again. The new law dictates that all types of fence and wall are allowed between the front lot line and the front plane of a house, provided they are Fence law finally passes in Sebring News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY This is the boundary line for the homes in the Foster Beasley subdivision (left of post) and Wolfe Creek Ranch Properties. Subdivision neighbors are not happy about a proposed wooden fence Wolfe Creek wants to install. See FENCE, page 8A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park City Council took no action about using the Veterans Memorial Square for the annual Springtime on the Mall Festival, but did hear from a couple of people that were opposed to use of that section during their last Monday meeting. You would not let them set up a festival in a cemetery. To us, that section is hallowed ground, said Kathleen Smith of the Ladys VFW Auxiliary. Its like walking on their graves, and I am dead set against using that section for a festival. On Feb. 14, the city council passed a 3-2 motion to allow the Chamber of Commerce to use Veterans Square to provide entertainment and to put vendors along the roadside during their 32nd annual Springtime on the Mall. Ex-mayor Tom Macklin told the council that he was opposed to the move. I dont have any preconceived notions that this will change anything, but I feel strongly enough about this about this that I want to get it off my chest and on the record, Macklin told the council. Macklin stated that last year council members voted against allowing that section for commercial purposes, and thought the issue was resolved. Somewhere along the line, the Mall Festival AP debates use of Veterans Square during Mall Festival News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDG E Its like walking on their graves, Kathleen Smith of the Avon Park VFW Ladys Auxiliary explained to city council last Monday about staging parts of the Springtime on the Mall Festival on Veterans Square. Its like walking on their graves says opposition See VETERANS, page 8A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING County commi ssioners voted 4-0 to keep attorn ey Ross Macbeth, but asked to revie w his contract and install poli cy changes to control his billing. At this particular time, I a m leaning towards the best financi al decision, which is to tighten up t he controls ... improve efficiency an d effectiveness of the departmen t, but not necessarily make a chan ge this way, Commissioner Do n Elwell said about keeping Macbe th as county attorney. Other commissioners held t he same sentiment. Based on the intangibles we g et ...weve got a bargain , Commissioner Greg Harris said. Macbeth is the best deal we can find right now, Commissioner Jack Richie said. The commissioners agreed to look at the possibility of hiring an in-house attorney after receivin g complaints from taxpayers over t he amount Macbeth costs the coun ty in a years time. Invoices f or Macbeths services topp ed $355,000 last year. I have received a lot of inp ut about this, board chair Barba ra Stewart said. Stewart opened the discussio n by limiting the topic to the choi ce at hand. She put a time limit of o ne hour on the topic and would n ot consider discussion abo ut Macbeths billing, work product, or his character. We are going to spend approx imately an hour on this because of the lengthy number of requests w e have for people not on the agend a. We will have to move from th is very important item to save enoug h time at the end of the agenda. I apologize, but we do allow peop le to fill out forms and speak at t he end of each meeting, Stewart sai d. ... We need to make sure this is not a personal discussion about M r. Macbeth. This is not a discussio n County to stick with Macbeth Policy changes suggested for county attorney, however Macbeth See COUNTY, page 8A Resurrecting a local landmark Watering Hole to re-open its doors soon PAGE12B News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Crews from Spurlock Roofing, Bobby Lee Aluminum and Dana Harris Inc., work together Thursday morning to convert the back patio area of The Watering Hole into a stage and 1500 square foot dance floor. The area was previously used to house a 14-foot alligator named Bully. See WATERING, page 3A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and PAGE2A

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Page 2ANews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. 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Sinise, of course, is i nstantly recognizable a round the world for his u nforgettable portrayal of L t. Dan in Forrest G ump. He is also one of A mericas most determ ined supporters of our a rmed forces, as his fine w ork with the USO d emonstrates. Sinise wrote the letter b ecause a fellow actor, D .B. Sweeney, asked for h is help after noticing a g laring void of enthusia sm for the military in T inseltown. It led S weeney to launch Letters from H ollywood, which gives c elebrities a unique c hance to reach out to m en and women in unif orm. Sweeney, who starred i n films such as Eight M en Out, Memphis B elle and The Cutting E dge, told The U nknown Soldiers that he b elieves a substantial n umber of Hollywood a ctors are oblivious to t he daily sacrifices being m ade by thousands of f ellow Americans in A fghanistan, Iraq and a round the world. I dont think the m ajority really have v iews except what t heyve been handed, t he actor said. The Feb. 27 Academy A wards broadcast reinf orced Sweeneys point o f view. During the m arathon 185-minute t elecast, our men and w omen in harms way r eceived no substantial r ecognition. In addition to keeping t he wars in Afghanistan a nd Iraq in our national c onsciousness, without l etting politics cloud the e xtraordinary accomp lishments of troops o rdered to carry out dang erous missions, S weeney thinks the film c ommunity has a respons ibility, especially in w artime, to portray the m ilitary fairly. There have been some m ovies in Hollywood that d enigrate our troops with t he cliche that theyre p oor, stupid or have no o ptions, Sweeney, who h eld a special 2008 s creening of the movie Two Tickets to P aradise for troops in I raq, said. I find the o pposite to be true; in f act, I know high-ranking o fficers who have turned d own higher salaries in t he private sector. Since launching the W eb site in partnership w ith the U.S. Army, S weeney has received h eartfelt letters for the t roops from celebrities l ike Oscar-winning actor C uba Gooding Jr., Rudy star Sean Astin, T om Wilson of Back to t he Future fame, vamp ire slayer Kristy S wanson, rocker Ted The cutting edge See STARS, page 8A POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, March 2: Ashley Lauren Campbell, 26, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of Alprazolam Patricia Lyndell Chandler, 31, of Avon Park, was charged with six counts of violation of probation reference battery, forgery, utter forged instrument and fraudcredit card, and with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Joseph Thomas Dunihue, 35, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended. Rafael Escamilla, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Maria Yesenia Gomez, 24, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference breach of peace or disorderly conduct. Jerrod Jason Kowalski, 28, was charged with petit theft. Ryan Derrick Langford, 20, of Sebring, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference possession of cocaine. Fredy Alberto Medina, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with simple assault, and possession and or use of drug equipment. Valerie Molina, 25, of Sebring, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, and possession of a controlled substance without prescription. Amy Lynn Raposa, 26, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended. Andres Diaz Sanchez, 32, of Avon Park, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Frankie Smith, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference battery and false imprisonment. Dealexander Thompson, 18, of Sebring, was charged with child neglect. Phillip Lee Vitelli, 18, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, March 1: Jessilyn Michelle Gardiner, 26, of Battle Ground, Ind., was charged with battery. Robert William Hewett, 27, of Sebring, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference use of or possession Continued on page 8A Poker run, barbecue benefit Relay for LifeAVON PARK Ride for the Cure Poker Run and Barbecue is set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Last bike out at 11 a.m. Cost is a $10 donation per hand. Start at the Tap Room, 205 W. Main St. in Avon Park, and end at Wild Turkey Tavern on U.S. 27 South. Last bike in at 2 p.m. Plus enter for chances to win gift cards and four-day passes to the 12 Hours of Sebring Race. Barbecue and refreshments will be available for donation to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Plus there will be live entertainment by radio D.J. Rooter Rush. For more details, call 452-5284. Presented by the members of teams The Wild Turkey Great Apes Team plus Awesome Brenda and Team Extraordinaire; supported by ABATE Inerstate Chapter. Blood mobile to be in Lake Placid LAKE PLACID Florida Blood CentersHighlands blood mobile will be at Seacoast National Bank from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today. All donors will receive a T-shirt and a mini physical when they donate. If you have not donated blood in the last 56 days, you are encouraged to do so. One donation can save the lives of three people. Call 382-4499 with questions. Lake Placid Street party features Chili Cook OffLAKE PLACID The Interlake Merchants Street Party, from 6-9 p.m. today, will find local businesses competing in a Chili Cook Off. Music will be provided by DJ Justin Morris and singers Julie and Becca Temple. There will be boats and watercraft demonstrations, off-road vehicles, police and fire safety, classic cars, motorcycles, trucks and the DARE car. Food vendors will be present. Interlake Boulevard will be closed between Oak and Magnolia Avenue to acco modate special events. nformation available on the Chili Cook off at 4654646, Kathy Allaire.Heartland Christian School plans flea market SaturdaySEBRING Heartland Christian School, 1160 Persimmon Ave., will hav e a flea market and bake sa le from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Reserve a table now fo r $20. Call Brenda Wilson at 385-3820.Ladies Guild has Tour of TablesAVON PARK Our Lady of Grace Ladies Guild presents a Tour of Tables salad luncheon and card party in the Grogan Center on Saturday, Marc h 19. Tour of tables begins at 11 a.m.; luncheon at 12 p.m. Card party follows. Tickets are $12 each. Call Debbie Augusta, 385 8872 or Parish office, 453 4757 for tickets.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will have karaoke by Bildi today. For more information and menu selection, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreig n Wars 3880 will host a game of Texas Holdem a t 1 p.m. today. Music with Bud Followell. On Saturday, Ladies Auxiliar y bingo is set for 2 p.m., with early bird at 1:30 p.m For more information and menu selection, call 6995444. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have Texas Holdem at 2 p.m. today. Music with Tom McGannon from 6-10 p.m Bingo bango is set for 2 p.m. Saturday. Music with Big Freddie from 6-10 p.m. For more informatio n, call 465-0131.Indiana Marshall County Day setSEBRING The annu al 2011 Hoosier Marshall County Day will begin with registration from 1011 a.m. and the program COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5B News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Sebring police partners, handler John Garrison (left) and K-9 JR, demonstrate their skill before the city council Monday night. Heroin, in a locked metal box, was hidden inside one of six cardboard containers. JR found it immediately. Here Sebring Chief of Police Tom Dettman hands Garrison back the discovered heroin. K-9 gives demonstration to council By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Tom Higginbotham of the Highlands County Health Department said Thursday that the wells for 14 homes in the Lake Placid area were being testing for pesticide contamination. According to Higginbotham, samples will be sent to a laboratory in Jacksonville to see if the wells contain Aldicarb, a pesticide used in citrus production. Aldicarb is not a problem if used correctly, but when houses exist close to groves that use the pesticide, you have to make sure, Higginbotham said. The Aldicarb was reportedly misapplied to a citrus grove near Cloverleaf Road, but Higginbotham was not sure which grove might have been responsible for the mishap. Homes within 1,000 feet of the application are usually tested when an occurrence like this happens, and if any residue is discovered, the manufacturer of the pesticide will assist the home owner in a connection to the closest utility service, Higginbotham said. In this case, it might be Placid Utilities, but if the samples come back negative, the manufacturer will continue to test every six months to insure that there is no contamination at no cost to the homeowners, Higginbotham added. Right now, we are supplying the home owners with free drinking water, and we will 14 LP wells being tested for pesticide contamination Special to the News-SunSEBRING Efforts continue by the Highlands County Sheriffs Office to support Drug Free Highlands by monitoring alcohol sales to minors, as well as enforcing underage alcohol possession. This is evident by a recent Alcohol Compliance Check conducted by the agencys Safe Neighborhood Unit. Acompliance check is a tool used by law enforcement to identify licensed retailers that sell alcohol to underage purchasers. Sellers are aware of the fact that selling alcohol to underage individuals is a criminal offense. On Feb. 12 and 17, the Safe Neighborhood Unit conducted a total of 21 Alcohol Compliance Checks at several local alcohol vendors. Thirteen vendors were in compliance while eight failed to comply with the law. Each vendor not meeting the requirements of the law where arrested and given a Notice to Appear in court in early March 2011. If you suspect a business is selling alcohol to underage individuals you are encouraged to contact the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, your local law enforcement agency, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. If you call Crime Stoppers you have the option to remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward depending on the outcome of the information given. HCSO does Alcohol Compliance Checks Aldicarb was misapplied to a grove near Cloverleaf Road See WELLS, page 3A

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Macbeth argued that based o n his presented numbers, his e xperience, staff and varying w orkload, Highlands County w as paying about the same p er capita as other similar c ounties. Sumter pays $2.88 per pers on for legal representation, S anta Rosa pays $1.81, H ighlands pays $2.68 and H ardee pays $3.07, according t o Macbeths report. Those n umbers are calculated b efore litigation is factored i nto the equation. With litigation costs, Polk p ays $2.08 per person, Citrus p ays $3.52 and Highlands p ays $3.58 per capita. The discussion was directe d around a guess at what the county would need to replace Macbeth in personnel one attorney and two paralegals as determined by Elwell and the cost would be close to $240,000 without benefits the county pays Macbeth for contract work before litigation. That was the first test, Elwell said. If we could not pass the numbers, then there was no reason to go further. Commissioners asked Macbeth to forward his contract to the board and directed County Administrator Rick Helms to develop policy recommendations to restrict employee phone access to Macbeth. The commissioners also wanted to restrict access to Macbeth in other ways, suggesting that limited direction for case work only come from Helms and the board. Stewart suggested a possible requisition policy where department heads had to request permission for legal action and have it approved before Macbeth could begin billing for an action. Continued from page 1A c ontinue to do that until the r esults come back negative, H igginbotham said. The s ampling and testing will t ake about 30 days. Homes already connected t o a utility service are not at r isk, but those with questions a re encouraged to call the Highlands County Health Department at 382-7219. Other information could be obtained from the Department of Health Pesticide Hotline, 1-800-6065810, or those who have questions about the pesticide can contact the Department of Agriculture at 1-850-6177917. Continued from page 2A Wells being tested in LP l ot of irons in the fire, but he h as worked non-stop and e xtremely hard to get this p lace up and running, T eresa Hinote said. Crews wouldnt say when T he Watering Hole will fully o pen. It closed last fall, r eportedly due to turmoil a mong the family that previo usly owned the restaurant. Some of the staff will be r eturning. Eric Lorenz is the r eturning head chef and k itchen manager. He was h ere for three years before it s hut down. JV(Jason Vendettuoli) is o ur floor manager, and we h ave a couple returning bart enders, Crews said. The Watering Holes hours w ill remain the same, openi ng at 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. f or dinner Monday through S aturday. The bar closes at 2 a .m. Thursday through S aturday nights. Weve kept a lot of the s ame things. The menu is p retty much the same. We h ave downsized it a little but t hose steaks that everyone c omes here for will still be h ere. You know, with the g arlic, Crews asked with a s mile. Crews eventually plans to a dd new items to the menu b ut for now, it will be just as f olks remember. The most noticeable c hange that The Watering H ole is receiving is the d ance floor. The small area w ere the band played and g uests squeezed in for a d ance are no more. The construction guys w ere busy putting the finishi ng touches on a 1,500 s quare foot dance floor. The b and will also be in the same a rea located at the rear of t he restaurant where Bully, a 14-foot-long alligator, l ived for years. Bully is now living the g ood life at Gatorama in P almdale. Its going to be so great, s aid Hinote. Everyone will have plenty of room to move and enjoy the bands. Crews plans to feature bands three nights a week. Local bands and musicians will start out and continue to provide entertainment, but Crews hopes to broaden the spectrum as the restaurant gets rolling. Its not just going to be the same country band here every night. We want it to be different and to be fun, said Crews. Another change is that the restaurant will now accept all major credit cards and feature point-of-sale software and computers. It used to be a cash-only establishment. One thing that wont change is the name. We arent changing the name. It was purchased just like the building, the liquor license and everything else here. We will just be adding to it, explained Crews. The new name of the establishment will be Cowpokes Watering Hole. The name comes from Crewssailfish tournament boat that continuously makes a name for itself in the fishing world. The public should expect quality, dedication and service when they step into the restaurant, according to Crews. Ive had a car load or two of people come in throughout the week ready to eat, Crews said with a chuckle. My goal is to be open very soon, but we arent quite ready just yet. Continued from page 1A Board votes to keep Macbeth as attorney By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Park Police Department served a warrant early Thursday morning for drugs which resulted in the arrest of a woman who is listed as a sexual predator. Anita Shantay Dunlap, 34, of 12 W. Thomas St., was arrested for possession of an illegal substance with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dunlap is also listed by the Highlands County Sheriffs Department as a sexual predator from a case in 2002 in Polk County under the name Anita Shantay Robinson, according to Rowan. We didnt expect to get a lot out of this bust, but we are making a statement. This is about making sure that we eliminate this kind of activity in Avon Park. It is a quality-of-life issue, said APPD Chief Michael J. Rowan after the bust. According to Rowan, the warrant was served at 7:45 a.m. Thursday after t he APPD got tips that the re was drug activity in t he house. We got a tip that the re was possible illegal na rcotics activity going on in the house. An investigatio n revealed that there was a l ot of traffic at the house at a ll hours, Rowan said The warrant w as served effective ly without injury, an d our agency work ed with professiona lism, Rowan added Det. Chris ty Harbaugh and De t. Nathan Coogan received t he tip and worked the inves tigation that led to the arre st of Dunlap, Rowan said. During a search of t he house, 6.8 grams of a gre en leafy substance that test ed positive for marijuana w as found in addition to ele ctronic scales, mechanic al scales, plastic baggies and a grinder that also had a gre en substance inside. This is part of a contin uing effort by our departme nt to make sure that we ke ep Avon Park clean, Row an said. AP drug bust nets sexual predator Dunlap Watering Hole to fill back up News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Cruiser Crews is the new owner of The Watering Hole in Sebring. News Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Hopeful employees (right) fill out applications at The Watering Hole on Thursday morning. Kitchen manager and head chef Eric Lorenz and manager Teresa Hinote discuss inventory alongside them (left). New owner Cruiser Crews closed on the beloved establishment just over two weeks ago. Crews hope to open the doors of the restaurant very soon. Weve kept a lot of the same things. The menu is pretty much the same. We have downsized it a little but those steaks that everyone comes here for will still be here. You know, with the garlicCRUISERCREWS owner Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Page 4ANews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com E lection day for the city of Sebring is Tuesday, and yet again we marv el at those individuals willi ng to take, actually compete f or, public leadership roles.We find office seekers especially a dmirable at a time when so much is in u pheaval and the challenges we face are s o, well, challenging. Think of all the esoteric knowledge e lected officials have to master, the endl ess decisions they have to make, all while l iving with the necessary inconvenience of b eing transparent and the embarrassment o f making mistakes in public. Adding to the burden of the actual work i s the fact that politicians are damned if t hey do and damned if they dont. Making d ecisions is a thankless task. Someone will a lways be unhappy. Of course, not every candidate is fit for o ffice every group has its share of the c lueless, the self-centered, the corrupt. And of course it is not all hair, shirts and s acrifice. There are rewards public service is as much about ego as it is about altruism, after all but the responsibilities do out weigh the perks, especially at the local level. Then there are the kurfuffles and conundrums. Take something as seemingly simple as creating a fence ordinance. Right away there are two conflicting schools of thought those people who see walls as good and necessary things, a source of security and privacy; and those who see walls as obstacles and impediments to nature, barricades cutting off views and the breeze. Yes, yes. Walls help. No, no. Walls hurt. After that, it gets really complicated. For example, a land owners recent request to build two solid fences on his property lines revealed complexities on top of complexities. The owner, for reasons of security, asked the council for permission to build the fences eight feet tall. The Sebring fence ordinance, however, only allows eight foot fences to be installed between residential and non-residential property. But what is residential and what is nonresidential? In this case, the property is zoned for agriculture, but the citys future land use plan expects it to become residential. According to the state, future land use trumps current zoning. This means the property has to be treated as residential, even though there isnt a house on it at this time. As if that werent enough, the property has been annexed into the city, the neighboring subdivision is not. This means two differing sets of fence rules are in play. Lets summarize. The council members faced two sets of unhappy people whose desires conflicted. In looking for solutions they had to consider not just the citys codes and legal definitions, but state mandates and county rules too. And they had to do this using Roberts Rules of Order, while observing the Sunshine Laws, and working, essentially, for free. The thing is, were lucky there are people out there willing to take on this kind of stress and frustration. The least we can do is get out and vote, helping them ease into the misery Its a tough job, if you cant do it vote Uncle Sam is spending a lot of your tax dollars on programs that do the exact same thing as other federal programs, and you are paying the tab, a shocking new report shows. According to a report by the watchdog Government Accounting Office (GAO), Uncle Sam hosts 47 job-training programs, 44 of which do the same things. The federal government also runs 80 programs for what it calls the transportation disadvantaged. Count em: 80 paid for by your tax dollars. The report cites a total of 82 other programs spread across 10 separate agencies that are supposed to improve what it calls teacher quality something of concern to local school districts and not Uncle Sam. Its a classic example of the left hand not being aware of what the right hand is doing, and its costing us, the taxpayers, untold billions of our tax dollars. I agree with penny-wise Republican Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., who was outraged by the scandals uncovered in the report and has vowed to get our fiscal house in order saying Now again, we have said enough is enough . An equally outraged Oklahoma GOPsenator, Tom Coburn, said the report confirms what most Americans assume about their government. We are spending trillions of dollars every year and nobody knows what we are doing. The executive branch doesnt know. The congressional branch doesnt know. Nobody knows. The GAO report was mandated by Congress the last time it raised the debt limit in January 2010. Coburn said the report makes lawmakers look like jackasses. We dont know what were doing, Coburn said. Its about time they knew. This is the money we earned by the sweat of our brow and theyre squandering it as if it were their money, not yours and mine. Think about it. How long would we survive if we spent our money over and over again on the same things at the same time? Wed be in the poor house which is where Uncle Sam lives these days while acting as if he is living in a huge mansion and waited upon by his servants, the taxpayers. This scandal is the result of an inexcusable inattention by the Congress, which in recent years has acted as if it had th e power to spend money the U.S. doesnt have, much of it on worthless programs, and pass ing the bill on to future generations. Republicans won control of the Hous e of Representatives in the 2010 Congressional elec tions by pledging t o trim the governments sails, seeking out wasteful programs and eliminating them Republicans plan to cut a whopping $61 billion from the current fiscal years budget. That should be just the beginning. The GAO report pinpoints the areas where some of the cutting can and should be done. The report shows Congress where a lot of the waste can be found, advising: Reducing or elim inating duplication, overlap o r fragmentation could potentially save billions of taxpay er dollars. The duplication is stagger ing, with some 33 areas loaded down with what it calls overlap and fragment ation in the federal government, including 56 program s across 20 agencies that deal with something called fina ncial literacy, whatever that is. There are more than 2,10 0 data centers from only 43 2 a little more than a decade ago among 24 federal agencies. The GAO says Uncle Sam could save up to $200 billion over the next 1 0 years simply through consol idation. There are 20 programs among seven agencies that deal with homelessness. The GAO found $2.9 billion spe nt on the programs in 2009. Congress is often to blame for fragmentation, GAO wrote, explaining that poten tial participants often have access problems as a result of the duplication. Moreover, there are 82 distinct teacher-quality pr ograms in 10 different agencies, many having duplicat e sub-goals. Nine of them address teacher quality in math, science and related areas. There are 15 agencies in charge of 30 food-related laws. Some of the oversigh t doesnt make any sense, according to the report. Doesnt make any sense. I couldnt have said it better myself. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. This isnt mere duplication; its unbridled idiocy Making Sense Michael Reagan W hy does the school board continue to degrade employees? E ditor: Over the last few weeks there has b een much written about the greed of u nions and how union folks make mass ive salaries while the rest of the count ry goes broke. People in Highlands C ounty may actually start believing t his misinformation. Just a few days ago the Highlands C ounty School Board refused to continu e bargaining with our local noni nstructional union. The school board w alked away from the bargaining table b ecause the union refused to accept t heir demand that the school board c ould fire any non-instructional e mployee without that employee being a ble to grieve the firing. Now, it has been years since the s chool board has given any of those f olks a raise. The wages that the school b oard pays are exceedingly meager. A p araprofessional starts at less than $ 13,000 per year. This salary is barely a bove the poverty level. In fact, this is a poverty level wage if the new e mployee has one dependent, as povert y level with one dependent is anything b elow $14,710. So, one has to ask, what motivates t he school board to degrade these peop le even further? Well they must view t hem from the business model. These a re not really people with whom you s hop, eat, or go to church, or more i mportantly people who teach your c hildren. They are merely replaceable p arts that can be gotten cheaper. If a p araprofessional stays on the job long e nough so that they are not getting p overty level wages, fire them and r eplace them with a cheaper employee. If you actually believe that H ighlands County non-instructional f olks are getting massive wages, go t alk to one at your local school or when y our child is dropped off by their f riendly bus driver. James F. Reid SebringUnions game plan E ditor: Perhaps the principal way that libera ls hope to secure a lasting majority is b y rewarding their biggest benefactors, labor unions. Unions with a estimated membership of more than 15.7 million spends billions of dollars on campaigns throughout the United States in every election cycle. Incredibly, however, that exorbitant amount of money could further skyrocket if union officials are able to get Congress to pass their top legislative priority: Employee Free Choice Act deceptively named Card Check. Card-check legislation would make the job of union organizers vastly easier by taking away employeesright to vote in a secret-ballot election. Currently this is how a union gets started: When a company retains unskilled management personnel, the employees with no one to file their grievances end up trying to form a union. Employees first have to find a union that will represent them. Once they do, then that union goes through the employees to find at least 30 percent of them to sign a union card. The union takes those signed union cards to the employer and requests recognition as the monopoly bargaining agent for all the employees of the company. The union officials know that the employee signature on the union card does not guarantee that this employee will vote for the union. Under current la the company has the right to request a secret ballot vote of the employees before the union is recognized by the employer. This secret ballot vote by the employer is done, because often employees have come under intense intimidation to sign the union card. This secret ballot vote gives an employee a safe way of saying yes or no to joining a union without undue pressure, just like when you vote when going to the polls on election day. But heres where the big change comes in. Under the Employee Free Choice Act a.k.a. Card-Check, unions want to be automatically granted recognition as soon as they get signatures on a union card from the employees. Asecret ballot vote would not be held unless the union officials want one, which will never happen. After all, why would union officials jeopardize what is already guaranteed to them? How much money are the unions making per month? If an employee is charged a minimum monthly membership due of $25, and if there are an estimated union membership of 15.7 million people, you do the math. How much impact would card check have on union membership? If card check is passed it will allow unions to add approximately 1.5 million new members per year. How do you stop unions? Train your management personnel to treat your employees fair and equal with dignity and respect at all times. Wendy Griffin SebringFreedom crisis, who is next?Editor: The mass media are focused on protests in the Middle East; they express concern about safety for the masses in six-seven countries in the throes of revolution: freedom. Most interesting, because here in America now, some 200 million Americans are about to lose theirs. Not only has the middle class been devastated by layoffs, stagnant wages and higher prices, the very core of the right to work and decent wages (unions) may be gone. That means working people will revert back to the 1800s when the boss dictated the wage. The CEOs say unions are the culprit. How strange. The unions created the middle class for some 200 million people. If you are a retired employee, ask yourself what your pension is, if you still have one. As noted before, many working people, through the media, believe that President Obama was responsible for the current miserable crisis we face today. Again, please note that corporate America received $8 trillion (free) to save them from bankruptcy, but now that $2 trillion are aimed at laid off workers and their families, there is a great hue & cry about decreased deficits. Those who caused them want to stem the tide, even though that means the victims (you) will have to suffer through it without much aid. You will continue to be victimized while corporate America hangs on to $2 trillion for more profits. Higher gas prices and more to come. How ironic, people in Middle East fighting for what we already have and are about to lose. Gabriel Read Avon Park EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 5A HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AND ELECTRONICS WASTE COLLECTIONSmall businesses please contact the Recycling Dept. for proper disposal of hazardous materials. Oil and Batteries accepted in unlimited quantities during this scheduled collection and also during normal operating hours at the Recycling Dept. 7 a.m. 3 p.m. The following is a list of commonly used household materials which will be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Solvents Muriatic Acid Cleaning Supplies Brake Fluid Hearing Aid Batteries Used Oil Rechargeable Batteries Clothing Spot Cleaner All Paints Automotive Cleaners White Out/Liquid Paper Paint Remover Antifreeze Liquid Auto Polishers Wood Preservatives Auto Batteries Pool Chemicals Carpet Cleaner Water Sealers Unknown Chemicals Liquid Furniture Polish Paint Thinner Carburetor Cleaners De-GreasersHOUSEHOLDSONLYACCEPTED ELECTRONICSEND OF LIFE ELECTRONICS: Computer, Monitors, Keyboards, Terminals, Televisions, Stereos, Printers, Fax Machines, VCRs, DVD Players, Video Cameras, Video Game Consoles, Wireless Devices. Barkley StreetSaturday March 5, 20118:30am till 2:30pmFor more information, call(863) 655-6400FREEFREE Sunday, March 6th, 2011 @ 6:00pmDo you need a miracle in your: Health Finances Marriage BusinessCome and join us. See what God will do for you!Life & Praise Ministries, Inc. 813 Memorial Dr., Sebring, FL. 33870*For directions, call 863-443-2349* Located by Comcast Cable & 2 blocks south of Memorial Elementary School. w ill start at 11 a.m. today at t he usual location in the M anatee Room in Homers R estaurant, which is one b lock east of Walmart. All Marshall County resid ents and guests welcome.Precautionary boil water notice issuedLAKE PLACID Placid U tility Water system cust omers in the Tomoka H eights subdivision experie nced an emergency water s hut down from 11 p.m. W ednesday to 5:30 a.m. T hursday for emergency r epairs to a 10-inch water l ine on Grandview B oulevard. The effected a reas include Grandview B oulevard and Crestview T errace from the Rosewood D rive North/Crestview T errace intersection to the T omoka Boulevard North i ntersection. As a precaution, those a ffected by this shut down a re advised to bring to a r olling boil for one minute a ll water used for drinking, c ooking or brushing teeth. T his includes ice machines, s ode fountains, and drinking w ater fountains. This Precautionary Boil W ater Notice will remain in e ffect for two consecutive d ays until the bacteriological s amples show that the water i s safe to drink. For more information, c ontact the Placid Utilities W ater Department at 4026 786 or 699-3716.Square Dance at ButtonwoodSEBRING There will b e a square dance today at B uttonwood Bay. Nelson W akeman will be the caller. P hyllis Hathaway will return a s cuer. Early Rounds are at 7 p .m.; square dancing at 7:309 :30 p.m. All levels of s quare dancing will be c alled. Square dance attire is c asual/optional. Any questions, call Roger M cElfresh at 655-4243.Redneck Joe Band plays at DuffersSEBRING The Redneck J oe Band will be performing a t Duffers Sports Grille f rom 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. S aturday. This is a three-piece band t hat will play a variety of s outhern rock, country and b lues. C.J. Hughes, of Lake P lacid, is the lead vocalist a nd guitar player who put t his local band together. T here is no cover charge. Today, Lee Allcorn and D ave McDonald will entert ain during dinner from 6-9 p .m. Southern Style Karaoke w ill take over at 9 p.m. to 1 a .m. Duffer's is at 6940 U.S. 27 N orth. Recreation Club plans yard saleSEBRING The Sebring R ecreation Club will host its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. (Lunch will be available on Friday). Abake sale will also be included.Tanglewood line dance is SaturdaySEBRING Tanglewood will host a line dance at 7 p.m. Saturday. Pauline Oliphant will lead and provide some instruction. All proceeds from this dance will be donated to the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit. Oliphant has generously offered her services free of charge. Admission is $4 for residents with badges, $6 for all others. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Ice will be provided. Please bring your own drinks. There will be a 50/50 draw. Tanglewood is one-half mile north of the Sebring Walmart.Womans Club holds flea marketSEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, is having a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday. Something for everyone. For information, call 382-0706.Dance Club hosts Golden Era Big BandSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club hosts big band ballroom dancing from 7-9:30 p.m. today at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to waltzes, cha-chas, foxtrots, rumbas, jitterbug and other favorites to the 16-piece Golden Era Big Band. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. The snack bar opens at 6 p.m. For more information, call 385-6671.Steak dinner benefits Project GraduationAVON PARK Project Graduation Steak Dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bill Jarrett Ford, 1305 U.S. 27 North. Donation is $7. The meal includes steak, baked potato, green beans and roll. All proceeds go to fund Avon Park High School Project Graduation.Fly-in breakfast is SaturdayAVON PARK Fly-in breakfast will be from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at Florida Aircraft Services (KAVO), 1535 State Road 64 West, in the Maintenance Hangar. Fly, drive or walk in to the Avon Park Executive Airport. Full breakfast includes casseroles and sticky buns. All for $5 donation. Served by Christ Lutheran Church LCMS, 1320 County Road 64 East. For information, call 471-2663.Craft sale heads to Firemans FieldSEBRING Acraft sale will be held at the Highlands County Convention Center and Firemans Field from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Handmade creations, unique items and gifts, liquor lamps, eyeball jewelry. Visit www.bucklecraftfair.com for coupons. For information, call (386) 8600092.Maryland Day is SaturdaySEBRING Maryland Day will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring. Any questions, call 3811739 after 5 p.m.St. Francis Episcopal Church hosting fashion showLAKE PLACID A fashion show is set for noon Saturday at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 45 Lake June Road. This show is presented by the Lake Placid Womans Club. Tickets are $25. Door prizes and entertainment to be provided. Please call Bette Tiernan, president, at 465-3163 for additional information.Caladium Co-op plans Trash and Treasure SaleLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative, 132 E. Interlake Blvd., will hold its annual Trash and Treasure Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a pulled pork luncheon served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The lunch will consist of a pulled pork sandwich accompanied by coleslaw and potato chips. Select from a variety of desserts for an extra charge.Mark and Clark coming to Sebring Village MondaySEBRING The Mark and Clark Show will be at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at Sebring Village. Words can hardly describe the incredible performances of these identical twins at identical grand pianos. From comedy to the dramatic interpretation of the classics, the two dynamos have enthralled audiences throughout the world. These CBS recording artists received gold albums in five countries throughout Europe. Mark and Clarks outstanding list of accomplishments also include many television appearances in addition to the Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas and the Johnny Carson shows. Ticketsare $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 386-0045 or Continued from page 2A LAURAH. FARMER Laura H. Farmer, age 93, of Sebring, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 in Sebring. She was born on April 11, 1917 in Amesbury, Mass., to Joseph E. and Bess M. Sargent Perkins. Mrs. Farmer had been a bookkeeper in real estate and has resided in Sebring since 1993, coming from North Braddock, Pa. She is survived by her sons, Andrew J. Farmer III and James E. Farmer, both of Sebring, Fla.; a sister, Dorothy Klinzing of Braddock Hills, Pa.; seven grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. Mrs. Farmer was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Joseph Farmer Jr., her son, George Allen Farmer, and her daughter, Gerrie Lynn Farmer. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 4, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. at the funer al home from 3-5 p.m Interment will take place at the Monogahela Cemete ry in North Braddock, P a. Arrangements have be en entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 83-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS Courtesy pho to The Sensuous Senator characters of Senator Harry Douglas and his wife Lois arrive at the Tanglewood clubhouse in style on Wednesday evening in a limo provided by Alan Jay Automotive Network and driven by John Mandis. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Characters Senator Harry Douglas and his colleagues, Congressmen Clyde Salt and Jack Maguire, arrivedin style at Tanglewood onWednesday night. After a raucous press conference at which the Senator announced his bid for the Presidency, unruly members of the press had to be removed from the Tanglewood clubhouse with the assistance of Lt. Casey of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office. Following his announcement to run for the presidency, the senators wife, Lois, left for Chicago and the senators secretary and an agency escort arrived to keep the senator and the congressmen very busy. The mayhem continues this evening at 7 p.m. Join the Tanglewood Actors Guild f or their final performance of The Sensuo us Senator. The opening night audience lov ed the hilarious play. Many claimed it was t he best performance to date by the Tanglewoo d Actors Guild and will be urging the ir friends and neighbors to be sure to see it. Tickets will be on sale at the door startin g at 6 p.m. The doors open at 6:30. Dessert at intermissionis included in the $10 tick et price. Tanglewood is a half mile north of t he Sebring Walmart. Sensuous Senator takes Tanglewood by storm

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 7A TODAYPartly sunny and breezy79 / 56Winds: ESE at 10-20 mphSunshine mixing with some clouds82 / 60Winds: ESE at 8-16 mphSATURDAYMostly cloudy, a t-storm possible81 / 58Winds: SW at 7-14 mphSUNDAYSunny to partly cloudy78 / 56Winds: NNE at 7-14 mphMONDAYMostly sunny and pleasant79 / 57Winds: E at 8-16 mphTUESDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. Washington Washington 50/38 50/38 New York NewYork 40/35 40/35 Miami Miami 78/66 78/66 Atlanta Atlanta 57/47 57/47 Detroit Detroit 43/36 43/36 Houston Houston 77/60 77/60 Chicago Chicago 48/34 48/34 Minneapolis Minneapolis 32/12 32/12 Kansas City KansasCity 48/28 48/28 El Paso ElPaso 73/41 73/41 Denver Denver 44/22 44/22 Billings Billings 38/19 38/19 Los Angeles LosAngeles 69/50 69/50 San Francisco SanFrancisco 61/46 61/46 Seattle Seattle 45/39 45/39 Washington 50/38 New York 40/35 Miami 78/66 Atlanta 57/47 Detroit 43/36 Houston 77/60 Chicago 48/34 Minneapolis 32/12 Kansas City 48/28 El Paso 73/41 Denver 44/22 Billings 38/19 Los Angeles 69/50 San Francisco 61/46 Seattle 45/39 A storm will spread a soaking rain across the Midwest today which will renew ooding concerns in the Ohio Valley. Along the front edge of the rain, the air will be cold enough for snow to fall from the upper Great Lakes to New York state. There will be an icy zone between the snow and rain across northern portions of Pennsylvania and southern New York state. A few spotty showers could dampen the Florida coast as well as South Carolina and Georgia. The lower Mississippi Valley to the central Plains will have pockets of rain. U.S. Cities National Forecast for March 4Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W):s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Albuquerque 58/30/s 56/31/s 61/38/pc Atlanta 57/47/c 61/47/sh 58/36/t Baltimore 48/33/pc 61/47/c 62/38/r Birmingham 64/55/c 67/40/t 56/36/pc Boston 29/29/s 48/39/c 53/41/r Charlotte 56/43/c 58/54/c 65/36/t Cheyenne 40/19/sn 48/28/pc 47/27/sn Chicago 48/34/r 38/21/sn 36/22/s Cleveland 44/37/r 46/31/r 32/17/sn Columbus 54/44/r 54/32/r 37/21/sn Dallas 74/47/pc 58/36/t 67/45/s Denver 44/22/sn 57/28/pc 59/27/c Detroit 43/36/r 46/26/r 33/17/sn Harrisburg 48/36/c 55/43/c 53/29/r Honolulu 81/69/r 77/70/sh 82/69/sh Houston 77/60/pc 70/42/t 64/45/pc Indianapolis 58/43/r 46/26/r 42/25/pc Jackson, MS 72/58/r 70/40/t 57/38/pc Kansas City 48/28/r 43/24/sn 48/31/pc Lexington 64/47/c 57/34/t 43/26/sn Little Rock 69/57/r 58/33/r 55/37/s Los Angeles 69/50/s 74/54/pc 70/53/c Louisville 62/51/c 57/33/t 47/29/pc Memphis 67/55/r 58/34/t 51/37/pc Milwaukee 46/35/r 36/20/sn 33/23/pc Minneapolis 32/12/c 25/8/pc 28/22/pc Nashville 66/53/c 62/34/t 50/31/pc New Orleans 71/64/r 75/50/t 61/46/pc New York City 40/35/s 52/45/c 56/40/r Norfolk 48/43/pc 65/50/pc 69/41/t Oklahoma City 64/35/sh 52/28/pc 59/37/pc Philadelphia 45/36/s 60/46/c 58/42/r Phoenix 76/50/s 76/52/pc 80/56/pc Pittsburgh 50/39/r 57/42/sh 43/23/sn Portland, ME 28/26/s 41/35/r 48/37/r Portland, OR 52/39/r 54/39/r 51/35/sh Raleigh 57/42/c 63/54/pc 65/38/t Rochester 42/35/i 49/34/r 35/15/sn St. Louis 64/39/r 44/26/r 48/32/s San Francisco 61/46/pc 60/51/r 57/45/sh Seattle 45/39/r 46/35/r 47/35/sh Wash., DC 50/38/pc 63/49/c 62/35/r Cape Coral 81/56/pc 83/61/s 81/60/c Clearwater 80/61/pc 81/63/s 79/59/t Coral Springs 76/66/pc 78/66/s 78/62/c Daytona Beach 74/58/pc 75/61/pc 77/54/t Ft. Laud. Bch 77/68/pc 78/68/s 80/64/c Fort Myers 82/57/pc 83/62/s 81/61/c Gainesville 76/53/pc 77/57/pc 76/46/t Hollywood 78/65/pc 79/64/s 80/62/c Homestead AFB 76/65/pc 78/65/s 78/61/c Jacksonville 72/53/pc 74/58/pc 74/46/t Key West 78/68/pc 78/70/s 80/70/c Miami 78/66/pc 80/67/s 80/65/c Okeechobee 75/62/pc 80/61/s 78/56/c Orlando 78/57/pc 80/58/s 78/57/t Pembroke Pines 78/65/pc 79/64/s 80/62/c St. Augustine 70/60/pc 73/61/pc 73/50/t St. Petersburg 81/60/pc 81/62/s 79/61/t Sarasota 81/58/pc 81/60/s 76/59/t Tallahassee 74/54/pc 75/57/c 71/39/t Tampa 81/59/pc 80/61/s 77/63/t W. Palm Bch 78/66/pc 78/67/s 79/62/c Winter Haven 78/56/pc 81/59/s 80/57/t Acapulco 90/68/s 90/68/s 88/72/s Athens 52/44/sh 53/46/c 64/50/sh Beirut 69/58/s 65/55/sh 68/61/s Berlin 48/34/s 45/23/c 36/18/s Bermuda 61/59/sh 63/62/sh 70/66/s Calgary 9/-1/sn 7/-3/sn 10/1/sn Dublin 48/37/pc 50/36/pc 46/37/pc Edmonton 0/-10/pc 2/-6/sn 9/-8/pc Freeport 74/58/pc 74/62/c 77/66/c Geneva 47/41/pc 52/35/c 49/25/s Havana 82/62/pc 86/65/s 79/63/t Hong Kong 67/63/pc 71/68/pc 75/68/sh Jerusalem 64/48/s 59/45/pc 68/52/s Johannesburg 82/56/pc 82/55/c 80/55/s Kiev 35/27/pc 38/23/pc 34/20/pc London 47/36/pc 50/34/pc 39/29/pc Montreal 32/31/sn 38/35/sn 36/15/sn Moscow 36/26/pc 37/21/sn 31/21/sn Nice 55/46/c 62/50/pc 68/52/s Ottawa 34/34/sn 40/32/sn 40/5/sn Quebec 25/22/sn 35/28/sn 34/14/sn Rio de Janeiro 80/72/r 80/72/sh 81/71/sh Seoul 44/24/s 40/26/pc 50/23/c Singapore 87/77/sh 87/77/r 87/77/t Sydney 83/62/pc 74/61/sh 77/61/c Toronto 42/37/i 48/33/r 36/10/sn Vancouver 45/41/r 49/33/pc 45/33/pc Vienna 45/41/s 55/34/s 41/23/pc Warsaw 41/30/s 37/25/t 32/20/sn Winnipeg 16/-10/s 11/-5/s 13/-10/c A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High .............................................. 8:18 a.m. Low ............................................... 1:54 a.m. High .............................................. 8:36 p.m. Low ............................................... 2:12 p.m. Partly sunny and breezy today. Partly cloudy tonight. Sunshine mixing with some clouds tomorrow. Sunday: mainly cloudy with a thunderstorm possible. Monday: sunny to partly cloudy. Tuesday: mostly sunny and pleasant. An area from New York to Vermont suffered one of its worst ice storms on record on March 4, 1991. Ice one inch thick accumulated between Buffalo and Rochester. Partly sunny and breezy today. Winds east-southeast 12-25 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 50% and excellent drying conditions. Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering should take place before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. NewFirstFullLast Mar 4Mar 12Mar 19Mar 26 Today Saturday Sunrise 6:47 a.m. 6:46 a.m. Sunset 6:29 p.m. 6:29 p.m. Moonrise 6:23 a.m. 6:53 a.m. Moonset 6:32 p.m. 7:23 p.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 72/53 Gainesville 76/53 Ocala 78/55 Daytona Beach 74/58 Orlando 78/57 Winter Haven 78/56 Tampa 81/59 Clearwater 80/61 St. Petersburg 81/60 Sarasota 81/58 Fort Myers 82/57 Naples 82/58 Okeechobee 75/62 West Palm Beach 78/66 Fort Lauderdale 77/68 Miami 78/66 Tallahassee 74/54 Apalachicola 72/57 Pensacola 70/59 Key West Avon Park 79/56 Sebring 79/56 Lorida 76/60 Lake Placid 81/53 Venus 80/53 Brighton 78/58 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 1:24 a.m. Low ............................................... 7:55 a.m. High .............................................. 2:08 p.m. Low ............................................... 7:55 p.m. UV Index TodayThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 6 7 6 2 Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional SummaryShown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.Five-Day forecast for Highlands County 78/68 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 12.12 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Sunday .......................................... 85 Low Sunday ........................................... 53 High Monday ......................................... 88 Low Monday .......................................... 52 High Tuesday ......................................... 84 Low Tuesday .......................................... 59 High Wednesday .................................... 79 Low Wednesday .................................... 53Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 37% Expected air temperature ....................... 79 Makes it feel like .................................... 78BarometerMonday ...............................................30.04 Tuesday ...............................................30.12 Wednesday .........................................30.17PrecipitationMonday ...............................................0.00 Tuesday ...............................................0.43 Wednesday .........................................0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.43 Year to date ......................................... 3.30

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Ive been involved with W WP(Wounded Warrior P roject) since 2004 after g oing to Iraq with Jim G andolfini and witnessing w hat you proud patriots do f or God and your country, S irico, who played Paulie on t he hit HBO show, wrote to t he troops. And I thought I w as a tough guy?!?! F ughedaboutit! Aparticularly moving lett er was written by Gina E lise, who I had the pleasure o f meeting at a 2010 gatheri ng of military bloggers. E lise tirelessly travels the g lobe visiting injured service m embers and veterans, and p oses for pin-up calendars to b enefit the wounded. Your sacrifices have s hown me that life is about g iving to and helping others. Y ou are my role models, E lise, whose charitable cale ndars can be purchased at p inupsforvets.com, said. Please know that we on the h ome front are thinking of you and wish every service member a safe return home. Elise got an overwhelming response to her letter from warriors fighting on Americas post-9/11 battlefields. It is such a morale booster when great Americans like you stand behind and support us, a U.S. service member serving his third overseas tour wrote to Elise from Afghanistan. Sweeney is hoping more Americans, especially celebrities earning exorbitant salaries, will reach out to the men and women protecting our way of life. They dont join the Army for any other reason than to serve the country, Sweeney said of Americas all-volunteer force. We live in the greatest country in the world, and were lucky to be born here. There was a time when supporting our military was a top priority in Hollywood, which included actors like Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda, who selflessly volunteered to risk their lives after Pearl Harbor. As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches, a new generation of stars, led by genuine patriots like Gary To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web site at www.creators.com. Continued from page 2A Photo courtesy U.S. Army/Samuel Phillips Actor D.B. Sweeney meets with military members at a 2008 event in Iraq. His continuing support of American soldiers is a rarity in Hollywood. of paraphernalia. Ronald Shane Kennedy, 35, of Lake Placid, registered as a sexual predator. John Bernard Moretto, 44, of Lake Placid, was charged with DUI. Enrique Rameriez, 32, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer without violence and neglect of a child. Gary William Reed, 51, of Lorida, was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked. Jeremy Anthony Resendiz, 20, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana. Orlando Antonio Rosado, 22, of Sebring, was charged with cruelty toward a child. Joshua Ernest Snell, 33, of Sebring, was charged with possession of a synthetic narcotic with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a specified area, possession and or use of drug equipment, two counts of failure to appear reference issue/obtain property with check, and violation of probation reference worthless check. Christina Michelle Vasquez, 38, of Lorida, was charged with resisting an officer without violence. Heather Ann Wall, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference domestic violence batter y Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun o nly 4 feet high. Between a 2 5-foot set back from the f ront property line and the f ront plane of a home, owne rs may build walls or fences u p to 6 feet high, but may not u se chain link. Side and backyard walls a nd fences located between t he front plane of the house a nd the rear lot line may r each 6 feet in height and c hain link is allowed. Only w alls or fences built to separ ate residentially zoned prope rty from commercial propert y, along the shared property l ine, may be up to 8 feet in h eight. All chain link fences, r egardless of height, must be b uilt with a top rail. Discussion at the meeting r evealed the subject of fences r emains a contentious issue. F or example, the owners of Wolfe Creek Ranch Property an undeveloped tract of land behind the Foster Beasley sub-division running parallel to Bassage Road wanted permission to install two 8-foot high stockade fences to protect the propertys boundary. One fence would run eastwest behind the last line of houses in the subdivision; the other would run north-south along the east side of a small side street called ALane. Homeowners in the subdivision are not at all happy, however. The houses there are on large lots, the area sprinkled with pine trees. Typically the fences used there are four feet high and made of wire or chain link. Driving through the neighborhood, the effect is clean, open, quiet and rural. Carol Lewis, who shares a common property line with Wolfe Creek, said, I dont have a problem with the height of the fence, its the type of fence. She and her neighbors, she said, hate the idea of solid wood. Lewis said the area is home to many types of animals, from snakes to deer, and that even bears have been seen on occasion. Asolid fence will cut off their movement she said. She was even more upset, however, for safety reasons. We are an asset, she said, not because we are nosy neighbors but because we care. If I hear anything over the fence I wouldnt be able to report it, said Danielle Schmidt, another neighbor. I cant take a ladder to look over. I would be blocked. I couldnt see. I can offer no assistance. Last July there was a horrendous fire back there. Animal movement is an issue, but its mostly a fire issue. On one point everyone was agreed ATVdrivers, many from South Florida, have found their way in to Wolfe Creek and done damage. It is those drivers the fences are meant to keep out, said Greg Harshman, who is related to the owning family and was speaking on their behalf. When we went out to assess the property, he said, you could tell all kinds of hoodlums had been out there having wild parties. Thats why we want to put in a fence to protect the property. He emphasized that the family used the site personally and enjoyed it. The owner is very aware of the fire danger, Harshm an said. That is why a 30-fo ot fire break has already be en created along the perimeter Because it is a large tra ct of land, and no one has an y idea of what the own er intends to do, the city counc il wants the owners to me et with city staff to create a development agreement. In the end, because of t he new ordinance which sa ys fences dividing residenti al from non-residential proper ty can be 8 feet high, Wol fe Creek got its fence, althoug h only the east-west portion. Just before the counc il members voted on the ord inance, City Attorney Micha el Swaine reminded them th ey can always bring the ord inance back for amendments Continued from page 1A b ecame the largest fundraiser for the c hamber, Macklin read from a prepared s tatement. The issue has become money, not the m emorial. Interruption of vendor placem ent is a bigger deal than memorializing t hose who fell to protect our freedoms. I ts all about respect and honor. Macklin further urged the council to s et the debated section aside for just p atriotic events and memorial services. In response, the Chamber Executive D irector Dave Greenslade agreed that it w as about respect and honor, and that he f elt that having church choirs and vend ors along the main street would bring m ore attention to the memorials there. For 30 years we have used that sect ion of the Mall, Greenslade said. There are vendors in that section, and a l ot of people, during the Christmas p arade. We view this as an opportunity to recognize the veterans in our communities. We have an opportunity to have several thousand people walk that section and view the monuments and hopefully understand the true meaning of why those monuments are there. We are not going to put anything on any of the monuments, and the closest vendor will be along the street, over 15 feet from the closest monument. We have the deepest respect for that section and the entire Mall. We would never do anything to damage any section of the Mall, Greenslade added. Council made no motion to change their decision, but Mayor Sharon Schuler did point out that she and Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray were opposed to using that section. I was not in favor of it, but Brenda and I were only two votes, Schuler said. Despite the Mayors comments, Greenslade stressed that the chamber was always respectful of both the concerns of veterans and the charm provided by the mile-long green space on Main Street. We have the utmost respect for all of our veterans groups. And will not disrespect any section of the Mall. It is the jewel of Avon Park, Greenslade added. Continued from page 1A Stars show support for troops Fence ordinance passes, but not without more controversy I dont have a problem with the height of the (Wolf Creek) fence, its the type of fence. We are an asset, not because we are nosy neighbors but because we care.CAROLLEWIS property owner Veterans Square use during festival draws critics We view this as an opportunity to recognize the veterans in our communities. We have the deepest respect for that section of the Mall We would never do anything to damage that section of the mall.DAVIDGREENSLADE APchamber director

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Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary March 4, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to Section 715.109, notice is hereby given that the following property will be offered for public sale and will sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash: A 1965 HILL DUMP TRAILER House Trailer, VIN Number HK111, and the contents therein, if any, abandoned by previous owner, SHELA LOUISE THORTON Villa del Sol Mobile Home Park, 911 S. Anglim Avenue, Lot 13, Avon Park, Florida 33825 on March 11, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. THE EDWARDS LAW FIRM PL 1901 Morrill Street Sarasota, Florida 34236 Tel. (941) 363-0110 By: /s/ Sheryl A. EdwardsFlorida Bar No. 0057495 February 23; March 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000019 RESIDENTIAL CREDIT SOLUTIONS, INC. Plaintiff, vs. SEBASTIAN CORTES; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR SECURITY ATLANTIC MORTGAGE CO., INC.; PRAIRIE OAKS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; COUNTRY CLUB DOWNS OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure sale dated February 8, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000019 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein RESIDENTIAL CREDIT SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff and are SEBASTIAN CORTES are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., March 10, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: UNIT D, BUILDING 2, COUNTRY CLUB DOWNS, AS PER THE DECLARATION OF COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 1838, PAGE 136, AS AMENDED, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF PARCEL E AS DESCRIBED AND RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 1795, PAGE 266, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF SAID PARCEL; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 04'43'' WEST ALONG THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF HAW BRANCH ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 266.24 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 55'17'' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 25.21 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57'40'' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 82.40 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02'40'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 14.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57'40'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02'20'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 14.70 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57'40'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02'20'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 5.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57'40'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 10.40 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 02'20'' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 5.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57'40'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 19.10 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 02'20'' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 7.30 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 57'40'' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 20.90 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 02'20'' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 21.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 February 25; March 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10-987-GCS HARVEY SCHONBRUN, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY WEEKS, STACEY WEEKS n/k/a Stacey M. McCartney, DODGE ENTERPRISES, INC., BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (USA), SUNTRUST BANK, LVNV FUNDING LLC, CACH, LLC, and MBNA AMERICA BANK, N.A. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lots 24 and 25, Block 263, of LAKE SEBRING Sheet No. 5, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 16, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of March, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of February, 2011. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk February 4, 11, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 10-1123-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MOHAMMED AKTHER, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the ``Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure'' entered in the above-styled action, the property described below will be sold by the Clerk of this Court at public sale, 11:00 a.m. on March 14, 2011, to the highest bidder, for cash at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870-3867: Commencing at the Southeast corner of Block 4, of SUNSET BEACH SUBDIVISION, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 20, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, thence South 88 degrees 12' West a distance of 250 feet to a point; thence North 02 degrees 36' East a distance of 123.28 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 82 degrees 18'39'' West a distance of 196.24 feet to a point; thence North 03 degrees 19' East a distance of 165.89 feet to a point on the Southerly right-of-way line U.S. Highway No. 27 (also known as State Road No. 25); thence in a Southeasterly direction following the Southerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 27 along a curve to the right having a radius of 3,087.12 feet an arc distance of 200 feet to a point; thence South 02 degrees 36' West a distance of 123.28 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk February 25; March 4, 2011 Notice is hereby given that on 3/28/11 at 10:30 am the following mobile home will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S. 715.104. 1968 SKLY HS #SF765B Last Tennant: Grover R or Barbara Eaton Sale to be held at Danny P Carroll Family LLC dba Lakeshore MHP 101 US Hyw 27 S Sebring, FL 33870 863 385 7800 March 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that ON 03/28/2011 at 10:30 am the following vehicles will be sold for towing & storage charges pursuant to F.S. 713.78. 2001 TOYT 4D #2T1BR12E81C51118 4 ALL Sales to be held at Alan Jay Automotive Network 441 US 27N Sebring, Fl 33870 863 402 4210 March 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-04 IN RE: ESTATE OF RYAN M. DRURY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of RYAN M. DRURY, deceased, File Number PC 11-04, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was October 27, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $38,793.78 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Michael and Janice Drury 3427 Monza Drive Sebring, FL 33872 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 25, 2011. Person Giving Notice: Michael Drury GOSSETT LAW OFFICES, P.A. Gary R.Gossett, Jr. Florida Bar No. 0801194 Christopher L. Cober Florida Bar No. 74718 2221 US 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone (863)471-1119 Attorneys for Personal Representative February 25; March 4, 2011 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 March 4, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Robert M. Alexander P.O. Box 736 Sebring, FL 33871 Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives: /s/ James L. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 March 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-79 IN RE: ESTATE OF A RDIS R. HOOVER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ARDIS R. HOOVER, deceased, whose date of death was January 24, 2011, and whose social security number is 284-12-8083, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce A venue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-73 Division ________ IN RE: ESTATE OF JEROME PETER JUSTESEN a.k.a. JEROME P. JUSTESEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JEROME PETER JUSTESEN a.k.a. JEROME P. JUSTESEN deceased, File Number PC 11-73, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce A venue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was August 4, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $8,598.48 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Marilyn B. Justesen 2438 W. Nautilus Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 4, 2011. Persons Giving Notice: /s/ Marilyn B. Justesen 2438 W. Nautilus Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 /s/ Joseph Clifford Justesen 8 Amherst Road Malboro, New Jersey 07746 /s/ Peter Nels Justesen 608 Oakland Hills Drive; Apt. 608 Arnold, Maryland 21012 A ttorney for Persons Giving Notice: / s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 A von Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 March 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsCHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first da y your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:385-6155 News-Sun Classified Classified ads get fast results WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. 1050Legals Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeSusan Benton Sheriff 434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870Integrity Quality Service ProfessionalismTELECOMMUNIC A TOR Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218 Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E./A.D.E.A./Veterans Preference BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTEDAnnual Salary: $24,544Of fers this exciting car eer if you have what it takes to: JOIN OUR TEAM OF DEDICA TED PROFESSIONALS Talk on the radio Work on computers Multi-task Make sound decisions Listen carefully Handle stress Paid benefits include State of Florida Retirement, health/dental/life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. 12 hour rotating shifts High school diploma/G.E.D. required

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SEBRING -HUGE SALE! 18 Years o f Worth of Items! 1108 Josephine Ct, Fri-Sat-Sun, Mar 4-5-6, 9am-5pm. Everything from tools, band saw, joiner/planer, rough cut lumber, toys, collectibles, home decor, clothing, Tiki Bar, kitchen items, organ, misc. Some building materials & furniture. Too much to list! A lot of good treasures. SEBRING -ESTATE SALE 4523 Desoto Rd, Fri-Sat, Mar. 4th & 5th, 8:00 am 6:00 pm. SEBRING ESTATE SALE 121 Corvette Ave (just off Thunderbird Rd.) Fri & Sat Mar. 4 & 5, 8AM 4PM & Sun Mar 6, 8AM 2PM. Nice Clean Sale! Collection of birds & birdhouses, garden & yard art. rabbits, apples, wrought iron pcs, Snapper mower, 1980's Sigma acoustic guitar, fishing tackle, bird bathes, trellises, golf clubs, tools, lg. stain glass windows, sofa bed, Rattan table, love seat, kitchen stuff, bookcase, linens, Corelle dishes, flatware, 5 recliners, formal dining room table w/ 6 chairs, rockers, washer & dryer, old quilts, microwaves, country benches, 14cu ft. Frigidaire freezer, Browning Nomad Stalker Bow, & Many More, Rain or Shine. No Early Bird Sales! SEBRING CHURCH YARD SALE! 1623 Carrington Ave (Golfview to Higson to Carrington), Thurs-Fri-Sat, Mar 3-4-5, 8am-3pm. Antique Clocks, Cameras, Table Saw, Lots of Books, Original Photos, Tools, & MORE! SEBRING -528 Von Maxcy Rd. (Francis I MHP) Thur FriSat Mar 4-5-6, 8AM 4PM. Fabric, household items, furniture. Something For Everyone Too Much To List! SEBRING -5 Family Sale! Harder Hall Area. 4111 Page Ave. Sat Mar. 5th, 8AM ? Lots of everything CHEAP. hsld. items, tools, fishing, furn., glass, children items, clothes.Much More! SEBRING -228 Whatley Blvd. Thur Fri Sat, Mar 3-4-5, 8Am 4PM. Antique books, tools, clothing, sm. appliances, household items. Too Much To List! SEB.YARDSALE, Rainbow Apostolic Church, 2203 Rainbow Ave., Sat. March 5, 7am-12pm. Clothes, shoes, dishes, misc. Variety of items. Proceeds to benefit church. LAKE PLACID-MULTI-FAMILY SALE! 26 Dog House Dr, off Henscratch Rd., Sat & Sun, Mar 5th & 6th, 8am-3pm. Toys, Tools, Clothes, Horse Tack, Automotive, Household Items, Tractor, & LOTS MORE! MARYLAND DAY MARCH 5, 2011 2-4 P.M. HOMER'S RESTAURANT (on the Sebring Parkway) FOR QUESTIONS CALL: 381-1739 (after 5 p.m.) LAKE PLACIDYard Sale / Bar B Que / Popcorn. 109 W. Interlake Blvd. Sat. Mar. 5th 8AM 1PM. at Toby's Clown Foundation. Something For Everyone! LAKE PLACIDMulti Famiy Sale 1057 Lake June Rd. at entrane of Leisure Lakes, Fri & Sat, Mar 4 & 5, 8am-? Something For Everyone. Too Much To List! LAKE PLACIDMOVING SALE! Placid Lakes, 257 Shepherd Rd, NW, Thrus-Fri-Sat, Mar 3-4-5, 9am-4pm. Some Furniture, Household Goods, Pressure Washer, Wm's Office Work Clothes (size 12), Reasonably Priced. LAKE PLACIDLakeside Village South Clubhouse, Holmes Ave, Sat, Mar 5th, 7:30am-1pm. Books, Baked Goods, Antiques, Household Items, Clothing, & LOTS OF MISC. LAKE PLACIDHuge Moving Sale! 338 Gleaming Ave. Sun N Lakes (CR29 to Concert Dr, follow signs) Fri & Sat Mar. 4 & 5, 8am -2pm. Couch, love seat, 2 dressers, washer, dryer, band saw, joiner, fishing poles. Tons Of Misc.! LAKE PLACIDAt Stuart Park on Interlake Blvd (across street from Wauchula State Bank), Sat, Mar. 5th, 8am-1pm. This sale is a fund raiser to help individuals with disabilities attend Summer Camp. HUGE FLEAMARKET Woman's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Dr, Fri-Sat, March 4th & 5th, 8am-2pm. Baker's Rack, Chain Saw, Household, Sm Appliances, Clothing, Jewelry, Bake Sale Items, Etc. Reasonable Prices! AVON PARKMulti Family Sale 12 W. Raymond St. ( off N. Lake Ave.) Fri & Sat Mar 4 & 5, 8AM-? Something For Everyone Too Much To List! AVON PARKLARGE SALE @ Storage Facility, across US 27 from South Florida Community College, Sat-Sun, Mar 5th & 6th, 7am-? Household Items, Furniture, Mattresses, Clothing & MUCH, MUCH MORE! AVON PARKClean Out Workshop! 5 E. Charles St. Fri & Sat Mar. 4 & 5, 8 AM ? Power & hand tools, some house goods, men's clothes and Bassett desk. Much More! SEBRING, FLESTATE SALE ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD! 4109 Loquat Rd, (FOLLOW SIGNS FROM YMCA) Sat., Mar 5th, 8am & Sun, Mar 6th, Noon-4pm. Maple, Cream & Blonde Mahogany BedRm Sets, Dishes, Chairs, Tables, Books, Clothing, COINS, & Much More! By The Furniture Doctors, 863-414-7388 7320Garage &Yard Sales TIRES 4205X50 ZR16 $30 863-382-6741 TIRES 2P235X65RX16 $25 863-382-6741 STOVE -Electric, Clean & Works Great! Also vent hood (does not match stove) Both $75. 863-382-2717 7310Bargain Buys REFRIGERATOR, PORTABLE,Magic Chef Black, 33''H x 21''W x 19''D. Used very little. $50. 561-502-7278 PAPER WEIGHT6'', Glass, with flower inside. $20. 863-873-7201 or 863-441-0448 MINI-FRIDGE W/FREEZER,Mblack, 3', 2 door, $80. 863-201-3769 KITCHEN TABLEGlass, w/4 chairs. $100. 863-201-3769 JENNY LINDCRIB (mattress & linens included). Like New! $70. 863-382-6360 HEDGE TRIMMERCraftsman, 18" blade,, 2 cycle engine. Very good condition. $40. 863-453-7027 EMBROIDERY SET-UPfor a Singer Quantum XL 5000 machie, includes thread. used once, $50 863-257-1873 EDGER, ECHO,Portable, 2 cycle engine. Very good condition. $50. 863-453-7027 DRAFTING T-SQUARE48'' Stainless Steel, $10. 863-873-7201 or 863-414-0448 CRAFTSMAN FLOORJACK, 3 ton. Like New, have original box. $55. 561-502-7975 7310Bargain Buys SHOPSMITH MARK5, with woodworking tools $500 Cash! 8636550342 HURRICANE SHUTTERSAluminum 15" wide. Total of 65 in varying lengths from 33" to 87", $10 each or take all for $350. 863-385-0759. FILING CABINETS:2-Drawer, $10; 3-Drawer, $15; LAMP: Stained Glass, Very Pretty!, $50; CURIO CABINETS: $100 for 1, $75 for the other; CUCKOO CLOCK: $100. 863-471-3504. DRILL PRESS34" bench radial Craftsman incl. HD bench on wheels $150 obo / LAWN MOWER Craftsman 195cc 22" self propelled mulcher 6.75hp excl. $200 obo 863-414-5038 COVER /ADCO for RV trailers 28' 7" X 31' 6", never opened still in orig,pkg. a bargin $150 863-453-7027 7300MiscellaneousSHOES FORSALE! All are almost brand new! Approximately 20 pair incl riding boots, dress shoes, athletic shoes, etc. Sizes 6 1/2 7. Will sell 1 pair or all. Make offer! 863-385-4610 7200Apparel &Household GoodsDAYBED TWINSize, White and Gold frame. $200 / KITCHEN SET table w/ 4 chairs, 2 leaves, white wash finish. $150. Both in excellent cond. 863-471-2863 7180FurnitureWASHER &DRYER KENMORE CLEAN GOOD CONDITION $150. 269-930-0428 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING (2)Available. 3926 Kenilworth Blvd, 1500 sq ft, $550/mo : A/C, office, BA, lg overhead door, near Sebring High School. 640 Park St, 6400 sq ft, $2500/mo : A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. 941-416-2813 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING 20'X40'Warehouse, 12' overhead door, on busy Highway 27 across from Lakeshore Mall. 863-385-3474 6550Warehousesfor Rent SEBRING -2BR, 2BA, New kitchen & bath. 1026 Lake Sebring Dr.. Large yard, boat docking. Furniture available. $675 / $725. 863-386-9100 or 954-295-7194 SEBRING -Harder Hall Executive Home on Golf Course. 3BR, 2BR, 2CG, Nice screen porch, 1900 sq ft liv. Appl's included. 1 year lease, no smoke. $850/mo. + sec. dep. 863-381-3990. SEBRING -Harder Hall area, 2BR, 2BA, 1CG, screened porch. $750/mo. plus & security deposit. View by appointment. Call 863-381-6747, leave message. SEBRING -2BR with fenced yard & concrete shed/laundry. Will consider pets. $550/lmo + $400 security deposit. Extra pet deposit. 863-243-4580 LAKE PLACIDSun 'n Lake, 2BR, 1BA, 1CG, large scrn'd porch on back. New paint & carpet. $575/mo, + 1st/last/sec. Or For Sale By Owner, Owner Financing. 863-464-8555 or 863-465-6091 LAKE PLACID125 Pine Tree Dr, 3BR, 2BA on 2 acres. $850/mo. + $1150 security deposit. Pets OK. 423-802-6036. HOUSES /MOBILE HOMES Call for Availability NO Security NO Last NO Dogs 863-381-4410 or 863-381-5174 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -Country Club of Sebring. 2BR, 2BA, den, lanai, pool, beautifully furnished/decorated. Available April 1st. Call 863-386-0340. LAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, seasonal or monthly. Excellent furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, No smoking or dogs. $1450/mo. After season, rent reduced. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING FREE 1/2 mo rent, free cable, lg clean 1/1 tile floors. quiet / safe. No dogs 863-385-1999 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA & 1BR, 1BA available immediately. Includes laundry facility / water / sewage. 1st. & security. No Pets! 561-706-6743 LAKE PLACIDNewly remodled! 2/BR, 2/BA, screened patio, Washer / Dryer, Excellent Conditio n. Includes water. $500 monthly plus 1 mo. security. 954-695-8348 KEY LAKEVILLASLAKEFRONT LIVING IN SEBRING 2 Bedroom townhouse unit. Clean & quiet, Screen porch, Outside patio, Central air, Washer/Dryer hookup, $585/mo., first & security. No Pets. 863-465-2740 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS: 1BR, 1BA $495/mo +$200 security; Washer/Dryer, Microwave, WSG included. Pets Wlcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook ups. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-452-0469. 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 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. Weekly. or Monthy, starting at $150 wkly. Includes elec. & water. No Pets. 306 circle. 863-386-9100 or 954-295-7194. Or go to Bldg. and ask for John. 863-414-7535 LAKE PLACIDFully Furnished, Remodeled Studio Apt. Utilities paid except cable & telephone. Starting at $425-$475. No Pets/No Smoke. $400 security deposit. 863-243-4580 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING -Newer Community gated (not 55+), 2BA, 2BA, screened porch, tiled floors throughout, convenient location to US 27 & Hospital. Clubhouse & pool, lawn maintenance included. $750 Monthlly 863-840-1080 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA, tile floors throughout, screened porch, convenient location to US 27 and Hospital, (Not 55+) gated Community, Clubhouse & pool, vaulted ceilings. Lawn Maint. included. $800 monthly. 863-840-1083 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING -Mobile Home in Family Park. Needs TLC, but OK for occupancy. Great Starter Home! PRICED TO SELL! $1,800. 863-253-1014 SEBRING -MH in 55+ community. Comletely furn 1BR, Large BA, kitchen & D.R, L.R. & Dressing Rm. Lakefront, Boat Ramp w/gazebo. Pets Welcome. 2900 St Rd 17, N., Lot 20. 863-402-0037, no calls before 1 pm. PALM HARBORHOMES Short Sales/Repo's/Used Homes 3 or 4 Bedroom Doublewides Won't Last!! $3,500 40k John 800-622-2832, Ext. 210 A VON PARK12X46, 1BR, 1BA in A von Mobile Home Park. New gas cook stove, carport, screened room, shed, other recent updates. Reasonable lot rent. Asking $6500. 574-518-8483 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate WantedNC MOUNTAINSASHVILLE AREA Spotless, Fully Furnished, 3BR, 2BA Doublewide MH on beautiful tree lined 1/2 acre. Cable, FP, W/D, Dishes, Linens, Gas Grill.....just bring your toothbrush! Cool nights, 2300' elevation. $950/mo. 863-381-0611 4300Out-of-TownProperty LAKE PLACIDFlorida Vacant Residential Land, 603 Archie Summers Rd, MUST SELL! Lot is .26 acre (11,454 sq ft) with 83' Frontage & 138' Depth. Paved road access, with access to electricity at property line. Well water & septic tank are used in the neighborhood. It has sandy ground and a few trees. Perfect location for a home near Lake June-in-Winter Florida State Park where there is access to sailing, hiking, fishing & bird watching. If interested contact Margaret Hughes @ 888-878-8918, leave message. BEAUTIFUL LOTSin Sebring and Lake Placid areas. Golf and Lake Communities. $3900. email Lotsfor5000.com or Call Sal 863-633-0050 4220Lots for Sale A VON PARK-DUPLEX-VIILLA in Orangewood Acres Newly painted inside and out. New roof in 2009, New counter tops and sinks. All updated appliances incl. Excellent community. Own your own land. 863-257-1873 4180Duplexes for SaleWOW !LAKE PLACID Lake Front Condo fully furnished, 2BR, 1BA, covered parking. Bring your toothbrush. Only $54,500 Deb Worley Realtor. 863-465-0123 4170Lakefront Prop.For SaleMUST SELL!!!!!4 Acres Cleared Commercial US 27 Near Hwy 98 700 Ft. Frontage w/Turn Out 595K OBO ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED! Call John, 561-385-4099 4160Commercial Prop.For Sale 4100Homes for SaleLake PlacidSEBRING 3BR,2BA 1CG, CBS Home 303 Virginia Pl. $119,00 or 2BR, 2BA, MH 5151 Barnum St. $42,500 10% Down Owner Financing Call 863-835-1445 4080Homes for SaleSebring DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155 The Avon Park Housing Authority is now taking applications for North Central Heights Homes, a new Rent Restricted single family home development in Avon Park consisting of 20 Two Bedroom, 46 Three Bedroom and 4 Four Bedroom homes. Rents will average in the low $400s for 2 br. homes and low to mid $500 & $600s for the 3 & 4 Br. homes. Applications open for Avon Park residents only; February 14 March 11, 2011 and all other applicants after March 11, 2011. For further information, contact: Avon Park Housing Authority at 863-452-4432, Ext. 2220 AVON PARKAFFORDABLE RENTRidgedale Apartments1, 2, 3 & 4 Br Apts Central Location, water & trash included Rent subsidized Based on household income. No Application Fee Call 863-452-4432 TTY 800-955-8771 EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY 6200UnfurnishedApartments Classified ads get fast results CASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 711 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 711 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Sebring Blue Streak bats were able to pick up several much-needed runs in the top of the sixth to break open a pitchers duel against Avon Park at Charles R. Head Field on Tuesday. It was an awfully good game, said Sebring coach Bob Hoffner. Junior Aaron Hart pitched a top-notch game for the Streaks as the southpaw gave up just three hits and no runs in seven innings with one walk and five strike outs. Aaron did a good job for us. He has been pitching well for us all year and did a great job, Hoffner said. On the other bench, Avon Parks defense held the line, giving up no runs until the sixth when an error gave Sebring the go ahead. It was a well played game by both teams. Both teams made a lot of good plays. I am real proud of our guys of holding their composure, Red Devil head coach Whit Cornell said. (Starting pitcher) Lane (Crosson) is a competitor. We are happy to have him, and he pitched a good game. No matter how these types of games turn out, I am proud of the guys. As well he should have been as up until the sixth inning, Crosson had matched Harts effort by stifling the usually potent Sebring lineup. Coming into the game, the Blue Streak bats had scored in double figures in all but one game on the season that being a five-run effort put up against DeSoto Division I signee Brady Anderson. Apop-fly call in the fifth cut a Sebring rally short, and brought Streak coach Hoppy Rewis and Buck Rapp into a discussion with the umpiring squad and bought them both tickets to the stands. Sebring was able to pick up three in the sixth when junior Seth Abeln put one between second and the shortstop to get on base. Abeln went three-for-four for the night. Matt Randall followed with a hit and Evan Lewis a walk to load the bases before a Jesse Baker sacrifice fly sent Abeln home with a head-first slide. The Steaks bought insurance in the top of the seventh when Randall batted in Kyle Cunningham and David Griffin. Hart held the Red Devil batters at bay after that to end the game at 5-0 Sebring. The outcome puts Sebring at 7-0 for the year and drops Avon Park to 5-3. We are a young team, but we are constantly improving, Cornell said. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt was an exhibition of efficiency that would have made Greg Maddux envious as McKeel Academys Kyle Schackne shut down Lake Placid in a 6-1 Wildcat win Tuesday night at Roger Scarborough Memorial Stadium. Schackne went the whole way, striking out 10 and throwing just 79 pitches over his seven innings of work. The Dragons did push across an unearned run in the seventh, however, to spoil the shut out bid. With one out, Tyler Carr reached on an error and stole second. One out later, Terry Coynes fly ball to left field wasnt handled, allowing Carr to come around with the scoreboard scratching run. McKeel had scored its first run in the third, as Lake Placid starter Dylan WeberCallahan had been working nearly as well as Schackne. And even the one run wouldnt have been so bad, but it was the four-run fourth that the Wildcats put up that did the big damage. Weber-Callahan would go five innings, striking out six and walking one. Theyre a goodhitting team, assistant coach Mark Callahan said. When they got behind in counts, they battled and would do something to put the ball in play. Which is something the Dragons did as well, as they put men on base in most of the innings, but just couldnt come up with the timely hits. Two runners were left on base in the second, third and fifth innings to show that the chances were there and the game could well have been a much closer affair against one of the district favorites. The Wildcats added an insurance run in the fifth before the Dragonsseventhinning run provided for the final margin. The loss halted a fivegame winning streak for Lake Placid and evened the teamsdistrict mark at 1-1. It is a mark the Dragons will have ample opportunity to improve upon as they face three straight district opponents, starting with Fort Meade tonight at home before taking on the Red Devils at Avon Park Tuesday and hosting Mulberry next Thursday. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, March 4, 2011 Page 3B MyFWC.comThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) passed new rules that affect hunting on many of the states wildlife management areas. Most of these new rules apply to specific WMAs; however, two of them affect public hunting on a more statewide scale. One such statewide rule establishes youth turkey hunts on 78 FWC-managed areas, all of which support adequate turkey populations, and creates a youth turkey quota permit. Forty-nine of the 78 areas will require a youth turkey quota permit, and only those youths who will be less than 16 years old on the last day of the youth turkey hunt may apply for this opportunity. The youth turkey hunts on these WMAs will be two-day, Saturday-Sunday hunts and will occur the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey season on each particular WMA, beginning with the 2012 season. We know the importance of exposing young people to hunting opportunities, said FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto. The more our youth experience wildlife and nature, the more likely they are to grow up to appreciate these resources and to pass along outdoor traditions to future generations. These hunts will be available for youths younger than 16-years old who are supervised by and in the presence of an adult, 18 years of age or older, but only the youth will be allowed to harvest a turkey. Adult supervisors who dont have the required hunting license, turkey permit and management area permit wont be allowed to participate in the hunt. They will be allowed to supervise only. However, adult supervisors who do have the required license and permits will be allowed to call and otherwise participate in the hunt. But only the youths are allowed to harvest a turkey. The other statewide rule removes the one-gun restri ction on all hog quota hun ts using dogs. Currently, these hog-do g quota hunts allow only o ne hunter (permit-holder), o ne gun, one assistant and up to three dogs. An additional person al so may join the hunting party, if a guest permit is obtained in that persons name. But starting with the 201 112 hunting season, each pa rticipant will be allowed to hunt with a gun. Details about these ne w rules are available online at MyFWC.com/Commissio n, linked from the Feb. 23-2 4 meeting agenda. FWC adds youth turkey hunts, modifies hog-dog hunts on public lands Courtesy photo Licashia Williams poses with the bike she won via raffle at the Sebring Youth Football and Cheer Spring Conditioning Camp registration. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring Y outh Football and Cheer A ssociation would like to t hank everyone who came o ut to register for the S pring Conditioning Camp; t here was a great turnout f or both Football and C heer. Every participant that c ame and registered was g iven a free raffle ticket for a chance to win one boys a nd one girls bicycle. The lucky winners were K y'Rell Griffin and L icashia Williams, congratu lations to you both. Another Registration / Appreciation Day is planned for Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Highlands County Sports Complex. Another free raffle will be held for each child that registers for the Spring Conditioning Camp, this time SYF will be giving away a Netbook. Also, for the first fifty parents who register their child we will have a gift for them as well. Cost is $25 for Football and $10 for Cheer. SYF looks forward to seeing you there. Any questions please call Kim 381-5047. Great turnout for SYF registration Outta the Woods Tony Young Better start brushing u p on your turkey calling, because spring gobbler season is here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any combination, March means it s time to start talkin turkey. Youth hunters are sur e to benefit from a new rule passed by the Florid a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) tha t established a two-day Youth Spring Turkey Hunt on private property the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey season in each hunting zone. In Zone A(south of State Road 70), that weekend was Feb. 26-27 In the rest of the state that weekend falls on March 12-13. Only those under 16 years old are allowed to harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. No license or permit i s required of the youth or supervising adult, unles s the adult plans to help call-in the bird or oth erwise participate in the hunt. But adults are not allowed to do the shooting only the kids may harvest a bird. For safety reasons, th e FWC passed another rul e that limits the methods of take allowed during spring turkey hunts on wildlife management areas (WMAs), beginnin g with this spring turkey season. The new rule restricts firearms to shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns only, using shot no large r than No. 2. All legal bows and crossbows can also be used unless a particular WMAdoesnt allow them. But all rifles, pistols, buckshot and slugs are now prohibited during spring turkey hunts on WMAs. This new rule does no t Turkey Time See TURKEY, page 4B News-Sun photo by KIM GAUGER Aaron Hart went the distance Tuesday night, holding Avon Park scoreless in Sebrings 5-0 win. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Dylan Weber-Callahan battled, but couldnt quite hold off McKeel in Tuesdays 6-1 loss to the Wildcats. McKeel6Lake Placid1 Sebring5Avon Park0 Dragons downed by McKeel Blue Streaks blank Red Devils Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands Youth Football & Cheer Organization ( HYF) will be registering f or the upcoming fall footb all season. HYF is part of the Police A thletic League (PAL) A ssociation Sunshine C onference, is fully insured a nd has a contract with H ighlands County to play t heir home games at the H ighlands County Sports Complex on Field D PALoffers five divisions of football ranging from ages 5 15 which include Flag, Mighty-Mite, Pee Wee, Junior Varsity and Varsity (8th Grade Maximum) divisions that include weight limits with each division, with the exception of the Flag and Senior division which are unlimited weight. PALalso includes a cheerleading program with the same divisions as footHighlands Youth Football registrations are underway See HYF, p a g e 4B

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Sebring Elks Golf TourneySEBRING This months Elks golf tournament will be held on Monday March 7 at Harder Hall Country Club. Cost for the 8 a.m. shotgun start is $32 per player. To register either your team or as an individual player, contact Jack McLaughlin at 471-3295, or by email at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com Check in not later than 7:45 a.m. in the Harder Hall Golf Course restaurant area.McFarling GolfSPRINGLAKE The 5th Annual James McFarling Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, March 5 at the SpringLake Golf Resort. The flighted, four-person scramble will tee off with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. For $50 per person, golfers get flight prizes, CTPfor men and women, goodie bags and lunch at Michaels restaurant. Proceeds will be awarded to scholarship recipients from the Highlands County Sertoma Junior Golf Tour. For more information, call John Delaney at 655-3686. Avon Park Mall Festival 5KAVON PARK The 26th Annual Avon Park Mall Festival 5K Run/Walk is set for Friday night, March 25, at the Old Armory Building at 6:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the building across from the tennis courts in Donaldson Park. Entry fee is $15 through March 21 and $20 from March 22 thru race day sign up. Tee shirts guaranteed to only the first 100 entrants, so sign up early. Those desiring an entry form may email cbrojek@comcast.net or call Chet at 385-4736. Mail your checks payable to Central Florida Striders, along with the signed application to Central Florida Striders, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL33872. The race benefits the boys and girls track teams at Avon Park High School.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING Wings of Faith Worship Center presents the First Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Country Club of Sebring. Check-in is from 7:30-8:15 a.m. with a Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Platinum Sponsor $500 includes one team of four golfers, one tee sign and two green signs; Gold Sponsor $300 includes one team of four golfers, one green sign; Silver Sponsor $150 includes one green sign, one tee sign; Bronze Sponsor $100 includes one green sign. Individual player $60 includes green fees, cart and lunch ($70 after March 26). Team of Four Golfers $240 includes green fees, cart and lunch ($280 after March 26). Make checks payable to: Wings of Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, FL 33871, or register online at wingsoffaithchristianworshipcenter.com. Proceeds to be donated to scholarship program for graduates attending Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center. For more information, call Jason Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhankerson@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com.Our Lady of Grace eventAVON PARK Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church has a benefit event coming up, the First Annual Golf Tournament at River Greens Saturday, March 12 at 8 a.m. The cost of $60 per player includes golf, cart, golf shirt and lunch, while River Greens members pay just $35. Sponsorships are available, starting with a $100 hole sponsor for a sign only. AHole Sponsor with Sign, plus a fr ee foursome, is $300, a Co-Sponsor Sig n, plus free foursome, with perogative to f ly their banner is $400 and a Major Spons or is $1,500.Seminole Club Trail RunSEBRING The Highlands Semino le Club presents the first Seminole Trail Ru n 5K on Saturday, March 5, at the Sun-N Lake Preserve in Sebring. The cost is $15 per participant if regi stered by Tuesday, Feb. 15 and $20 aft er that day or on the day of race. Registration on race day begins at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m. Awards will be presented for top finis hers in major age groups. This is the first event of its kind for t he trails at the Preserve. Registration forms can be found at highlandsseminoles.org. Call 386-9194 or email mantarayEM@eart hlink.net for more information.Doc Owen Golf TourneyAVON PARK The Avon Park Noo n Rotary Club will host its Second Annu al David Doc Owen Golf tournament o n Saturday, April 16 at Highlands Rid ge North. The two-person scramble-format ent ry fee is $60 per person with prizes in flig ht groups, lunch, goodie bag and refres hments on the course. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun t ee time. Entry information and check payable to Avon Park Noon Rotary mailed to Ch et Brojek, 3310 Par Rd, Sebring, FL3387 2. Golfers should include their names an d handicaps along with their check. Those needing a form may ema il Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or call at 385-4736. Business entry of two-persons plus a hole sign for a total of $200 is availab le for the first time this year. All Rotary club members are urged to support participate in the event that ben efits local Rotary charity projects. Business hole signs for $100 are al so available by contacting Chet via email or phone.SHSBasketball CampSEBRING The SHS basketball pr ogram will be hosting a basketball cam p for boys and girls, in 2nd-6th grade, o n Monday, March 28, and Tuesday, Mar ch 29, from 8 a.m.4 p.m. The cost of the camp is $20 and is appropriate for players of all skill leve ls and experience. Current and former Streaks will be o n hand to help with the camp, which will al so feature contests, competitions and prizes. Campers can either bring their ow n lunch or purchase lunch there for a re asonable price. Please contact Coach Lee at 441-122 1, or by email at leem@highlands.k12.fl.u s Pickleball League ChampionshipSEBRING On Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m., the first ever South Centr al Florida Pickleball League Championsh ip will take place at the courts in Highlan ds Ridge. The league is made up of five comm unities in central Florida; Highlands Ridg e, Tanglewood, Solivita, Lake Ashton an d Rainbow Resort. Several of the finest pickleball playe rs in Florida will be competing and two of the best teams will do battle Solivi ta and Tanglewood. Anyone who is interested in learnin g about the fastest growing sport in adu lt communities across the country shou ld make their way to Highlands Ridge. Matches will run from 10 a.m. to t he finals at approximately 1p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston4415.746 New York3128.52513 Philadelphia3030.5001412New Jersey1743.2832712Toronto1744.27928 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami4317.717 Orlando3922.639412Atlanta 3724.607612Charlotte2634.43317 Washington1545.25028 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago4118.695 Indiana2733.4501412Milwaukee2336.39018 Detroit2241.34921 Cleveland1149.1833012WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio5011.820 Dallas4416.733512New Orleans3528.55616 Memphis3428.5481612Houston3132.49220 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3722.627 Denver3626.581212Portland3427.5574 Utah3229.5256 Minnesota1547.2422312Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers4319.694 Phoenix3128.5251012Golden State2733.45015 L.A. Clippers2240.35521 Sacramento1544.2542612___ Tuesdays Games Indiana 109, Golden State 100 Orlando 116, New York 110 Dallas 101, Philadelphia 93 Toronto 96, New Orleans 90 Memphis 109, San Antonio 93 Milwaukee 92, Detroit 90 L.A. Lakers 90, Minnesota 79 Houston 103, Portland 87 Wednesdays Games Atlanta 83, Chicago 80 San Antonio 109, Cleveland 99 Golden State 106, Washington 102 Boston 115, Phoenix 103 Minnesota 116, Detroit 105 New York 107, New Orleans 88 Oklahoma City 113, Indiana 89 Denver 120, Charlotte 80 Portland 107, Sacramento 102 L.A. Clippers 106, Houston 103 Thursdays Games Orlando at Miami, late Denver at Utah, late Fridays Games Toronto vs. New Jersey at London, England, 3 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at New York, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Memphis, 8 p.m. Indiana at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Miami at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Charlotte at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia4016686203159 Pittsburgh3721781189162 N.Y. Rangers3328470181160 New Jersey2831460134165 N.Y. Islanders2432957177208 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3719781195148 Montreal3423775168165 Buffalo3025767179179 Toronto2827965167195 Ottawa2133951143201 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay3719781192192 Washington34201078170162 Carolina3025969186194 Atlanta26271163179208 Florida2630759160173WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit3918785214185 Chicago3523676208177 Nashville3223973162153 Columbus3124769171183 St. Louis2826965173186 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4015989210151 Calgary3324975200188 Minnesota3325672166170 Colorado2630860184219 Edmonton2135850160212 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3721680180163 Phoenix33221076186189 Los Angeles3524474178156 Dallas3423674174177 Anaheim3425573178187 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games Edmonton 2, Nashville 1, SO Vancouver 2, Columbus 1, SO San Jose 2, Colorado 1, SO Buffalo 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Washington 2, N.Y. Islanders 1, OT Carolina 2, Florida 1 Montreal 3, Atlanta 1 Boston 1, Ottawa 0 Calgary 6, St. Louis 0 Dallas 3, Phoenix 2 Wednesdays Games Toronto 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT New Jersey 2, Tampa Bay 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Minnesota 1 Chicago 6, Calgary 4 Anaheim 2, Detroit 1, OT Thursdays Games Tampa Bay at Boston, late Minnesota at N.Y. Rangers, late Toronto at Philadelphia, late St. Louis at Washington, late Buffalo at Carolina, late Ottawa at Atlanta, late Montreal at Florida, late Columbus at Edmonton, late Nashville at Vancouver, late Phoenix at Los Angeles, late Detroit at San Jose, late Fridays Games Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Columbus at Calgary, 9 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Baltimore301.000 Detroit51.833 Kansas City31.750 Seattle21.667 Los Angeles32.600 Boston22.500 Cleveland22.500 Minnesota22.500 Oakland22.500 Texas22.500 New York23.400 Tampa Bay14.200 Toronto14.200 Chicago03.000NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct Washington301.000 Atlanta31.750 Colorado31.750 Milwaukee31.750 San Francisco42.667 St. Louis21.667 Cincinnati32.600 Pittsburgh33.500 Philadelphia23.400 Florida12.333 Los Angeles24.333 San Diego12.333 Arizona25.286 Chicago13.250 Houston13.250 New York13.250 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Tuesdays Games Atlanta 3, Houston 0 Detroit (ss) 6, Philadelphia 2 Detroit (ss) 6, Toronto 2 Baltimore 12, Tampa Bay 6 Boston 5, Minnesota 0 Pittsburgh 2, N.Y. Yankees 0 St. Louis 7, Florida 1 Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Cincinnati (ss) 7, Oakland 6 Milwaukee 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Seattle 5, Texas 4 L.A. Angels 2, Cincinnati (ss) 1 Chicago Cubs 3, San Francisco 2 Kansas City 4, San Diego 3 Cleveland 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 Colorado 7, Arizona 4 Wednesdays Games Baltimore 6, Philadelphia 5 Washington 8, Florida 4 Minnesota 4, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Houston (ss) 6, Detroit 3 Atlanta 6, Boston 1 Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 4 N.Y. Yankees 6, Houston (ss) 5 Kansas City 11, L.A. Dodgers 5 Texas 10, L.A. Angels 6 Oakland 4, Cleveland 3 Milwaukee 12, Chicago Cubs 5 Cincinnati 7, Chicago White Sox 6 San Diego 7, Colorado 3 Arizona (ss) 5, Seattle 3 San Francisco 4, Arizona (ss) 2 Thursdays Games Washington vs. St. Louis (ss), late Pittsburgh vs. Toronto, late N.Y. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay, late Minnesota vs. Baltimore, late Philadelphia vs. Boston, late Detroit vs. Atlanta, late Florida vs. Houston, late St. Louis (ss) vs. N.Y. Mets, late Texas (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs, late Cleveland vs. Texas (ss), late Seattle vs. Chicago White Sox, late Kansas City at L.A. Angels, late Arizona vs. San Diego, late Oakland vs. Milwaukee, late San Francisco vs. Colorado, late L.A. Dodgers vs. Cincinnati, late Fridays Games Baltimore vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Washington at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Florida at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. San Francisco (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Boston vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 9:05 p.m.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association BOSTON CELTICSSigned F Troy Murphy. UTAH JAZZSigned coach Ty Corbin to a multiyear contract. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Baseball vs.Fort Meade,7 p.m.; Softball at Mulberry,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,1 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Sebring,1 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,9 a.m.; Girls Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Sebring,9 a.m. Sebring TODAY: Baseball at Osceola,7 p.m.; Softball at Osceola,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,1 p.m.; Girls Tennis hosts Heartland Conference Tournament,1 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,9 a.m.; Girls Tennis hosts Heartland Conference Tournament,9 a.m. SFCC TODAY: Baseball vs.St.Petersburg,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at St.Petersburg,5 p.m.; Softball at College of Central Florida,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.University of Tampa B Team,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Siena Heights (MI),6 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Baseball at Mulberry,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament, 1 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Sebring,1 p.m. SATURDAY: Boys Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,9 a.m.; Girls Tennis at Heartland Conference Tournament,Sebring,9 a.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Softball at Mulberry,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Hardee,4 p.m. A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . NASCAR Sams Town 300 . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C CN N H H L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Montreal at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Akron at Kent State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Kansas at Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S N N o o o o n n Louisville at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N N N o o o o n n Virginia Tech at Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Gerogia at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 2 2 p p . m m . Michigan State at Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 2 2 p p . m m . Notre Dame at Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 p p . m m . South Carolina at Mississippi State . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 p p . m m . V illanova at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 p p . m m . Arkansas at Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 4 4 p p . m m . Purdue at Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 4 4 p p . m m . Big South T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 6 6 p p . m m . Florida at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 6 6 p p . m m . Atlantic Sun Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 8 8 p p . m m . Duke at North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 8 8 p p . m m . Ohio V alley Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Texas at Baylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Miami at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Honda Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . PGA Honda Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Honda Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CG G Y Y M M N N A A S S T T I I C C S S S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . American Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CN N B B A A F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Chicago at Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Miami at San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NB B O O X X I I N N G G F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . Yordanis Despaigne vs. Ismayl Syllakh E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Saul Alvarez vs. Matthew Hatton . . . . . . . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 3B TO ADVERTISE ON THIS PAGE CALL ANGI 386-5626 Located Inside Inn On The Lakes Hotel 3100 Golfview Rd. Sebring, FL863-314-0348 FREE BEERWith Purchase of Appetizer or Entree! Great Golf ValuePar 72 Championship Golf Course Golf Instruction & Practice Facility Full-service Caddyshack Restaurant & Bar Sebring GolfClubcall 863-314-5919 or online at www.mysebring.com Located off Hwy 27 in Sebring 3118 Golfview Rd., Sebring, FL 33875 To schedule a tee time OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE(863) 382-0500 3201 Golfview Rd. Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 3/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am 1pm $36By 8, After 1 $29 Saturday & Sunday: $25 471-ZENO (9366)4325 Sun N Lake Blvd. SebringMon 3 9 Tues-Thurs 11 9 Fri 11-10 Sat 3-10 Closed Sunday402-22222934 US 27 S. (Publix Shopping Center) Sebring Tues -Thur 3 9 Fri Sat 3 10 Closed Sunday & MondaySERVING HIGHLANDS FOR MORETHAN 25 YEARS ZENOS WE DELIVER! Small Personal Pizza or 6 WingsWith purchase of a large 16" 2 Topping Pizza at $14.99 FREENot valid with any other offer. Expires 03/31/11 RATES YOUVE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT GOLF SEBRINGS FRIENDLIEST GOLF COURSE VO TED #1 LOCAL COURSE 2010 2222 GOLF HAMMOCK DR., SEBRING863-382-2151golfhammockcc@embarqmail.com Coupon RequiredFRIDAY1:00 pmSHOTGUN SPECIAL $ 24CALL FOR TEE TIMESExpires 03-31-11 18 HOLES7am-8am....$27008am-Noon..$3300Noon-2pm..$2700After 2pm...$2300All Rates Includes Tax 9 HOLES7am-3pm....$1800After 3pm...$1500Weekend Rates7am-2pm....$25002pm Close..$2000 Golf HammockThe Golf Hammock Ladies played a Low Gross, Low Net event on Wednesday March 2. In the Low Gross standings, Marian Passafume won out with an 88, one ahead of Laura Kebberlys 89 for second place. Shirley Enochs finished third with a 95 while Florence Towell and Jean Haig tied for fourth with a 98 apiece. Ruth Kirk took Low Net honors with a 68 while Jo Thornburg was a shot back at 69. Tying for third were Alma Barefoot and Audrey Walker with dueling 70s. The Mezza Group played an event Monday, Feb. 28 with Frank Borgia taking A Group honors with a +1 and Jim Gulick taking second at -1. In B Group, Dennis Shank and Fred Latshaw tied for the top at +1 while Stan Grffiths had a whopping +12 to take C Group over David Mulligans +1. Another tie was seen in D Group, with Joe Hyzny and Bob Topel each coming in at +1 and in E Group Curt Mattersons +3 topped Robin Geiers +2. Ken Spencer went +1 to win F Group with Bob Huges taking second with a 2. Roy Allens +7 took the top spot in G Group by a point over Doc Thomas +6 and Jim Reed edged Jerry Edwards in H Group +4-+3. I Group went to Jean Terrell and his +6, with second going to Lee Stark and his +1, while Rudy Pribble won J Group with a +3 over Paul Skidmores +2 Don Meitz totaled +4 to win K Group with Larry Giangreco and Brad Johnston tying for second at even. And in L Group Janet Howlands +2 won the day over Bud Hills even. The Messa Group will play again at Golf Hammock Monday, March 7, with check in at 7:45 a.m. For more information, call Joe Hyzny at 318-7960.Harder HallThe Ladies League played Throw Out Worst Holes, Front and Back, Five Handicap event on Thursday, Feb. 24. The winners were: First place, Patty Forest with 44; second place, Dori Landrum with 54; and third place, Phyliss Colby with 55. Chip-ins: No. 2, Liz Reinhardt; No. 6, Ronnie Hollander; No. 7, Patty Maxcy; and No. 17, Billie Aydelotte.Lake June West Golf ClubA Scramble was played on Thursday, Feb. 24. Winning first place was the team of Cal Billingsly, John Howarth, Ken Rowen, Wanda Jones, Rex Simmons and Diane Roush with 46; second place, Orville and Eva Huffman, Wanda Eades, Doris Babillis, Bill Brouhle with 47; and third place, Ron and Sylvia West, Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau, Tom and Margaret Schultz with 49. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8, Kim Fiers, 5-feet-11-inches. (Men), No. 2, Andy Ames, 6-feet-10-inches; and No. 4, Ken Rowen, 5-feet-7-inches.PinecrestOn Wednesday, March 2, the Mens Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points. Greg Mitchell, Bud Kammerman, Glen Miller and Bill Kays took top team honors with +12 while Rex Smolek, Bill Baker, Day and Doug Henderson were second with +10. Individually, Leigh Furnal topped A Division with +3 to stay ahead of Walt Casper and Joe Martini who tied for second with +2 apiece. Kammermans +5 won B Division with Bob Luttrell and Jim Elliott tying for second at +4. Miller took C Division honors with a +8 while Art Reimel, Day, Russ Treiber and Vern Gates each came in with +3 to tie for second. D Division saw the big scoring as Lynn Fredrick totaled +11 for first and Darrell Bailey had +9 for second. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Mens Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Norm Grodin, Roger Godin, Ed Northrup and Art Demers; Kayle Hinkle, Bill Williamson, Jerry Linsley and Jack Litalien with +18. Individual winners were: A Division Tying for first/second places were Mike McCarville and Don Billy with +5 each. B Division First place, Bill Williamson with +11; and second place, Bill Baker with +10. C Division Tying for first/second places were Bud Kammerman and Ed Northrup with +9 each. D Division First place, Gordon Outman with +8; and second place, Art Demers with +7.Placid LakesThe Ments Association played a Two Best Balls event Wednesday, March 2 with Bud Snyder, John Rosettis and Bruce Miseno winning with a -31. Cody Coates, Bob McMillian, Chuck Fortunato and John Goble took second with -27 and Darrell Gardner, Darrell Horney and Gene Ransom were third at _21. Getting closest to the pin was Fortunato who hit to within 11-feet, 6-inches from #2.River GreensThe Limited Group played a game Monday, Feb. 28. Winning first place was the team of Sharon and Bern Koster, Dianne and Ken Hill with plus-4.5; and second place, John and Kay Lemek, Janette and Tom Brouwer with plus1.5. Individual winners were: First place, Janette Brouwer with plus-6. The Morrison Group played a game on Monday, Feb. 28. Winning first place was the team of Bob Streeter, Len Westdale, Bob Wolf and Frank Conroy with minus-34; and second place, Romy Febre, Ray Delsasso, Lefty St. Pierre and Clark Austin with minus-31. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, Feb. 26. Winning first place was the team of David Kelly, Bob Streeter, Bob Wolf and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-40; second place, Jim Anderson, Harold Plagens, Johnny Wehunt and Peter March with minus-35; and third place, Cliff Aubin, Cecil Lemons, Keith Kincer and Neil Purcell with minus-33. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Hank Wunderlick, 4-feet-3-inches; No. 5, Bob Stevens, 3-feet-5-inches; No. 12, Ed Mosser, 3-feet-5-inches; and No. 17, John Hierholzer, 3-feet-1-inch. A Morning Scramble was played Friday, Feb. 25. Winning first place was the team of John and Laura Smutnick, Kenny and Carolyn Brunswick. The Friday Afternoon Scramble was played Feb. 25. Winning first place was the team of Dr. C. Seralde, Dave Petty, Jim Sizemore, Jody Ethun, Carol McClay and Jo Sherman with 14-under; and second place, Len and Rhonda Westdale, John Hierholzer, Dick Garceau, Joe Graf and Kay Conkle with 13-under. The Ladies Association played a pro am tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24. Winning first place was the team of Pat Kincer, Fran Neil, Carole McClay and Pauline Bridge with plus-7.5. Tying for second/third places were Marybeth Carby, Ann Purdy, Betty Leblanc and Elaine Keppler; Pat Gower, Gem Leslie, Colleen Hughes and Pat Graf with plus2.5 each. Individual winners were: First place, Pat Kincer with plus-7.5. Tying for second/third places were Pauline Bridge and Colleen Hughes with plus-5 each. The Mens Association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Winning first place was the team of Harold Kline, Johnny Wehunt, Cliff Steele and Fred Evans with plus-9.5. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Butch Smith, Dave Kelly, Don McDonald and Dave Petty; Len Westdale, Glenn Nelson, Joe Craigo and Jerry Edwards with plus-8 each. Individual winners were: A Flight (27-over): First place, Cliff Steele with plus-5.5; and second place, Tom Morway with plus-4. B Flight (22-26), First place, Butch Smith with plus-7.5; and second place, Stan Griffis with plus-3. C Flight (18-21): Tying for first/second/third places were Johnny Wehunt, Keith Kincer and Don McDonald with plus-1.5 each. D Flight (17-under): First place, Fred Evans with plus-4. Tying for second/third places were Glenn Nelson and Joe Craigo with plus-3 each. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Winning first place was the team of Anne Kelly, Pat Kincer (draw), Michele Koon and Nancy Long with minus-26; second place, Linda Therrien, Peggy Wehunt, Jeannine Persails and Fran Neil with minus-25; and third place, Joan Brode, Pat Graf, Laura Smutnick and Mary Beth Carby with minus-17. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Winning first place was the team of Frank Conroy, Gerry Page, Kay Delsasso and Tom Morway with minus-30; and second place, Jim See COUNTY, page 4B

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING NU-HOPE Elder Care Services annual golf tournament is just around the corner. The NU-HOPE Board of Directors has chosen to rename the golf tournament this year in memory of Sandy Foster, former Executive Director of NUHOPE Elder Care Services. Sandy passed away very unexpectedly in September of last year. Sandy loved golf and ran a very successful golf tournament for 13 years; in his memory the tournament will be renamed the Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament. This year we are continuing with Sandys passion for the tournament with flight, raffle and door prizes. In the last three years the field was full, with a wait list, so sign up soon! The first annual Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament will be held on April 9, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, at the Country Club of Sebring. The tournament will be a two-person scramble format. Entry fee will be $60 per person ($120 per team) which includes lunch afterwards and refreshments during the tournament. Registration forms are available at the Country Club of Sebring Pro Shop (John Vickers) or can be obtained via mail or fax by calling Debbie Slade at 3822134. Business sponsorships are also available for this event. The revenue from this event is used for the local matchamount this organization needs each year to secure federal and state grant funds in our effort to continue providing home and community-based services to the frail and needy elderly residents of Highlands and Hardee Counties. Come out and help us honor Sandy Foster, who had such a passion for the lives of seniors. a pply to private property, w here any legal rifle, shotg un, muzzleloader, crossb ow, bow or pistol can still b e used to take turkeys. One of the most coveted a nd sought-after game s pecies in Florida is the O sceola turkey, also known a s the Florida turkey. This unique bird is one of f ive subspecies of wild t urkey in North America. The Osceola lives only on t he Florida peninsula and n owhere else in the world, m aking it extremely popular w ith out-of-state hunters. Theyre similar to the E astern subspecies (found i n the Panhandle) but tend t o be a bit smaller and typic ally are darker with less w hite barring on the prim ary flight feathers of their w ings. The National Wild T urkey Federation and the F WC recognize any wild t urkey harvested within or s outh of the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Union, Bradford, Clay and Duval to be the Osceola subspecies. Eastern turkeys and hybrids are found north and west of these counties and into the Panhandle. The highly anticipated spring turkey season runs March 5 to April 10 in Zone Aand March 19 to April 24 in the rest of the state: zones B, C and D. The exception is Holmes County, where the season runs March 19 to April 3. Hunters may take bearded turkeys and gobblers only, and the daily bag limit is one. The season and possession limit on turkeys is two, except in Holmes County, where the season limit is one. Shotguns are the best choice when hunting turkeys, but if youre so inclined, you may use a rifle, muzzleloader or handgun, or you can try your luck with a bow or crossbow. Shooting hours on private lands are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, but on wildlife management areas (WMAs), you must quit hunting at 1 p.m. Of course, you can use turkey decoys to help entice that stubborn old bird, but youre not permitted to hunt turkeys with dogs, use recorded turkey calls or sounds, shoot them while theyre on the roost or over bait. You also cant hunt them when youre within 100 yards of a game-feeding station when feed is present. To participate in spring turkey hunting, youll need a Florida hunting license and a turkey permit. If you plan to pursue a gobbler on one of Floridas many WMAs, you also must purchase a management area permit. All of these licenses and permits are available at county tax collectors offices, most retail outlets that sell hunting and fishing supplies, by calling 888HUNT-FLORIDA(4868356) or online at www.fl.wildlifelicense.com. If you didnt put in for a special-opportunity or quota permit, dont worry. Several WMAs dont require them. Visit MyFWC.com/Hunting and, under This Months Hunting Opportunities, click on Spring turkey: Where to hunt without a quota permit to see a list of WMAs where you need only a hunting license, management area permit and turkey permit to hunt spring turkeys. Whether going solo after that elusive old tom or double-teaming a pair of birds with your buddy, March means spring gobbler season is here. Continued from 1B Page 4BNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011www.newssun.com E.O. Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsEmail: kochcon@strato.net State Certified License #CGC1515338 ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL DESIGN REMODELING ALUMINUM ROOFING Carports, Patios, Siding, Fascia SEAMLESS GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Dr. Keatley WaldronChiropractorwww.waldronchiropractic.com(863) 382-4445 13 Ryant Blvd. Sebring Westshore PlazaACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS FRIDAY SENIOR SAINTS HIGH GAMES Joe Spitale . . . . . . . .232 Virgial Crandall . . . . . . .225 Joyce Wilkinson . . . . . .223 Roger Stevenson . . . . . .206 Jean Webster . . . . . . .181 Joanne Ray . . . . . . . .164 HIGH SERIES Dale Wilkinson . . . . . . .634 Cindy Darling . . . . . . .626 Gil Bennett . . . . . . . .611 Jim McLaughlin . . . . . .563 Dave Harper . . . . . . . .563 Kay Gray . . . . . . . . .543 Barbara Galonwalk . . . . .468 HEARTLAND MIXED HIGH GAMES, WITH HANDICAP Pam Sullivan . . . . . . . .282 Daniel Kline . . . . . . . .281 George Corcoran . . . . . .269 Wayne Daffron . . . . . . .263 Barbara Cash . . . . . . .261 Mychelle Deshazo . . . . . .259 HIGH SERIES, WITH HANDICAP Troy Kline . . . . . . . . .779 Kristy Goggins . . . . . . .732 Ken Long . . . . . . . . .727 Chere Young . . . . . . . .711 Dennis Raczkowski . . . . .706 Chelsea Davis . . . . . . .695 HIGHLANDS WOMEN HIGH GAMES Donna Carlson . . . . . . .196 Barbara Gaiownik . . . . . .189 Gina Favors . . . . . . . .181 Christine McGann . . . . . .181 HIGH SERIES Barbara Gaiownik . . . . . .528 Donna Carlson . . . . . . .518 Gloria Wilkerson . . . . . .503 HIGHLANDS MEN HIGH GAMES Joe Stacey . . . . . . . .279 Mike Freese . . . . . . . .279 Frank Peterson . . . . . . .279 HIGH SERIES Michael Lamere . . . . . .746 Mark Davis . . . . . . . .725 Mike Freese . . . . . . . .717 HOUSEWORK DODGERS HIGH GAMES Barbara Fletcher . . . . . .227 Kayleen Gray . . . . . . . .205 Barbara Beacham . . . . . .190 HIGH SERIES Jeanne Roozeboom . . . . .569 Susie Kirkman . . . . . . .530 Jo Shook . . . . . . . . .495K K e e g g e e l l B B o o w w l l i i n n g g C C e e n n t t e e r r L L e e a a g g u u e e S S c c o o r r e e s s SEBRING From bicycles to high speed prototypes the historic 17-turn circuit at the Sebring International Raceway has hosted nearly every kind of vehicle possible Again thisyear, there will be foot-power as runners take to the track forthe second Sebring Hall ofFamerun. A 5K event last year will be a bit longer this year. Were going to run the entire track, starting and ending at the finish line, so it will be the full 3.7 mile Sebring circuit, said John Barben, who is heading up the event for the Sebring Hall of Fame Committee. The event will be held on the morning of March 12 and ispresented by Golds Gym. We do have some other sponsorship opportunities available as well, he said. Last years inaugural run attracted more than 165 participants but registrar Jan Shoop said she expects more this year. Its still pretty early but were looking for about 200 this year. We had good feedback on last years event so the numbers will probably be up, she said. As last year, there will be mens womens and seniors divisions with the top three in each category receiving a special medal. It will have a map of the track on it theyre going to be pretty nice, she said. Due to the length of t he event, the title has be en changed to Run the Track. . In the past, The commun ity has heldtwo other ru nning eventsin conjunctio n with Race Week activities. A5K event in 2002 as pa rt of the 50th Anniversa ry activities at the Sebrin g International Raceway and in 1986, a 10K run was he ld with participants starting at the track, then running u p Airport Road to Sebrin g Senior High School Proceeds from the race g o to the Sebring Hall of Fam e and the Gallery of Legen ds building. The Gallery of Legends is visited by thousands of fa ns each year in the paddock to see a wide array of cars th at have run the 12 Hours. It also is available f or other activities afterRa ce Weeksuch as banquet s, wedding receptions and sp ecial events. Pre-registration is $25 or $30 the day of the race. Registration will be held at 6:30 a.m. at the front gate of the Sebring Internation al Raceway, with the green fl ag set to drop at 7:45 a.m.. Those wanting more info rmation may call Shoop at 655-1442 ext 218 or ema il jashoop@sebringraceway. co m. Run the Race Track Turkey hunting season is just about here Anderson, Keith Kincer, Don McDonald and Romy Febre with minus-23. Tying for third/fourth places were the teams of Hank Wunderlick, Bill Mountford, Ken Brunswick and Cliff Steele; Bob Wolf, Clark Austin, Bob Biever and Harold Plagens with minus21 each.SpringLakeOn Wednesday, March 2, the SpringLake Womens Golf Association played a 2 Person Best Ball Net Tournament on the Panther Creek Course. The matches were very close and positions had to be determined by tie-breakers. With anet score of 60, the team of Dotti Blackwell and Marilyn Redenbarger was awarded a first place tiebreaker over Linda Pfleger and Jean Donahue. There was a four-way tie at net 61 between the teams of Debbie Delaney and Mary Cebula, Brenda Green and Donna Ryan, Jan Nelson and Joanne Koller and Yvonne Hennen and Joann Deweese for third through sixth place. Continued from 3B County Golf Scores After a beautiful month of February a nd some great trips out on area waters, S ebring Kayak Tours doesnt let up in M arch, offering several trips througho ut the month. Sunday March 6, 4 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle Creek / I stokpoga Park We will meet and launch from the b oat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off o f Hwy 98 in Sebring. We paddle u pstream to our favorite get o ut/stretch/snack/swim spot and then p addle our way back to the Park. This i s a late afternoon (sunset) trip with a pproximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. I deal for beginners and first-timers as w ell as seasoned paddlers. Saturday March 12, 9 a.m. Arbuckle Creek /Avon Park B ombing Range We will meet and launch from the b oat ramp on E Arbuckle Rd off of H wy 64 in Avon Park. Well paddle u pstream to Lake Arbuckle at the e ntrance to the Bombing Range where w e will stop, get out, stretch have a s nack, and then paddle our way back to t he boat ramp. This trip is approxim ately 2 1/2 hours of paddling time at a very leisure pace. Ideal for beginners a nd first-timers as well as seasoned p addlers. Saturday March 19, 8 p.m. Moonlight Paddle Lake Jackson Watch a spectacular mixture of pink a nd orange hues as the sun sets on the shimmering waters of Lake Jackson. And then marvel at the beauty of a full moon. End your day with a very relaxing trip under the stars. We recommend that you have some kayaking experience. We will launch from Veterans Beach and paddle our way across to the City Pier (where we will get out, stretch and have a snack) and then paddle our way back to Veterans Beach (or vice versa depending on weather conditions). Sunday March 20, 4 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle Creek / Istokpoga Park We will meet and launch from the boat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 in Sebring. Well paddle upstream to our favorite get out/stretch/snack/swim spot and then paddle our way back to the Park. This is a late afternoon (sunset) trip with approximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. Ideal for beginners and first-timers as well as seasoned paddlers. Saturday March 26, 10 a.m. Alafia River Lithia Springs Park The Alafia River is a narrow, twisting trail with large oak, cypress and cedar trees that line the banks and form a canopy overhead. Paddlers share the peace and quiet with wading birds and turtles. The Alafia is a fairly swift river, especially for central Florida, and some small shoals are exposed in low water creating small (very small) rapids... Yippee! We will meet at Lithia Springs Park and shuttle you to the launch site at Alderman Ford Park. This is a full day trip with approximately 3 1/2 4 hrs of paddling time including a break for lunch about halfway. Sunday March 27, 4 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle Creek / Istokpoga Park We will meet and launch from the boat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 in Sebring. Well paddle upstream to our favorite get out/stretch/snack/swim spot and then paddle our way back to the Park. This is a late afternoon (sunset) trip with approximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. Ideal for beginners and first-timers as well as seasoned paddlers. All trips are $39 per person (single or tandem), $19 for those bringing their own kayaks. All reservations must be confirmed via phone or email no later than 24 hrs prior to the trip. Kayaking is a water activity you will get wet. so dress appropriately. Kayaking is also a year-round activity in Florida and Sebring Kayak Tours do not typically cancel tours due to cooler weather or due to rain, unless encounter dangerous thunder/lightning is encountered. Sebring Kayak Tours reserves the right to cancel any tours that do not meet the minimum amount of participants. Plenty of Kayak Tours on tap in March b all and cheerleading c ompetitions at the end of t he season. HYF will be registering p layers and cheerleaders f or these divisions on S aturday, March 5 at Beef O 'Brady's from 11 a.m.-3 p .m. for the upcoming fall f ootball and cheerleading s eason that begins in e arly July. Registration Fees are $ 75 each for Football and C heer or $65 each if you a re signing up multiple c hildren. There are limited spots a vailable for MightyM ite, Pee Wee and Junior V arsity Divisions. Flag and Varsity playe rs are needed and all d ivisions are open for C heerleading. For all players that h ave already registered w ith HYF, please come t o Beefs on Saturday for a sizing to measure you f or your equipment and u niforms. For additional informat ion regarding football, p lease call Tim Hooks at 5 59-9599, or Cliff Howell a t 253-7070, or Becky G rippo at 381-9760 for C heerleading. Continued from 1B HYF at Beefs Saturday First Annual Sandy Foster Memorial

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Associated PressWASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it will remove roughly 500 unapproved cold and allergy medications from the market as part of an ongoing crackdown on ineffective prescription drugs. The FDArequires companies to submit all new prescription drugs for scientific review before they are launched. However, thousands of drugs actually predate the FDAs drug regulations and have escaped scrutiny for decades. Most of the drugs targeted by the latest action are pills using untested combinations of decongestant and coughsuppressing ingredients. Since most Americans buy their cold medicines over the counter, the prescription medicines cited by the FDArepresent a small portion of the market. FDAs action does not affect any products sold over the counter. We dont expect todays action to have a negative impact on consumers, said Deborah Autor, director of the FDAs Office of Compliance. There are multiple other products available to treat cold, cough and allergy symptoms. The agency said manufactures who have not registered their products with the agency must halt production and shipments immediately. Among the drugs listed by the FDAare products like Pediahist, a cold formula labeled for patients as young as one month old. FDAregulations do not recommend cold medicines for any children under age 2. Other drugs combine two varieties of the same ingredient, such as the allergy-reliever antihistamine. Regulators called such combinations irrational, and warned that they could cause excessive drowsiness. Doctors may not realize they are prescribing unapproved drugs because the products are often labeled just like FDA-approved products, according to the agency. Many of the older drugs cited by the FDAare man ufactured by multiple comp anies, often using differe nt ingredients and dosages. F or instance, a dozen compani es market a drug called Ronde c, according to the FDAs we bsite. Thats what makes the m so dangerous: they have the se shared names but differe nt ingredients and differe nt doses, so its very easy f or medication errors to occur , said Patti Gasdek Manolak is, a pharmacist and consultant www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 5B LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Call for Our Weekly Specials.AVON PARK 452-5800 SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872863-386-1060 Care You Can Trust, Service You Deserve Secured Memory Care Unit Now Accepting Medicaid Diversion Respite Care Independent Living Assisted Living Pool Enclosures & Rescreening Screen Rooms Vinyl & Glass RoomBobby Lee Aluminum Inc.863-453-254345 N.Central Ave.,Avon Park SERVING HIGHLANDS, HARDEE & POLK COUNTIESLicensed & Insured HC 01918 Rescreen Your Pool Enclosure or Screen Room COUPONREQUIREDCEILINGS 85 per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.10)WALLS 75 per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.00)Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. EXPIRES 03/31/11 Phifer Screen AVON PARK BINGO1091 W. Main St., Avon Park 863-453-2727 (Corner of SR 64 & US 27) 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! MATINEE SUN & WED ELECTRONICPOWER TOUCH Lakeshore Car Wash 991USHwy27NorthSebring (863) 471-9274 LubeOil&Filter $22. 95 YourFullService Wash&DetailCenter HEALTHYLIVING B y CAROLYN HENDERSON Special to the News-SunCurrently, there is a group o f people meeting in H ighlands County just for t hose folks who are in a careg ivers role. The meetings are open to a ny individual who is providi ng care to another. If you are a caregiver, you are encoura ged to attend these meetings o r simply connect online. ( Meeting times and online i nformation is listed at the e nd of this article). You can find valuable r esources to support you and y our loved ones. At this time in your life, y ou may be part of the s andwich generation. As m ore baby boomers become b oth the caregiver of their e lder family members as well a s the parent for their own a dolescent children, there is n ow a need to understand f amily dynamics during this p hase of your lives. Its not easy to watch your l oved ones become elderly or a caregiver to your parent(s). A fter all, our society says a dults should be able to take c are of themselves, but as m ore seniors live well into t heir 80s and 90s, everyone i s going to be involved someh ow, in some way or with s omeone. Families dispersed across t he country, will be called u pon to provide elder care; if n ot today, then tomorrow. T his is why we have created a networking group to supp ort those who are going t hrough this phase of life. Often, people will become c aregivers suddenly without w arning. Your husband was d iagnosed with cancer and r equires extensive c hemotherapy. Your teenage s on wrecked his car resulting i n a brain injury, unable to t hink clearly or respond a ppropriately. Your mothers s troke left her without the u se of the right side of her b ody. At other times caregivi ng creeps up on you. You know Dad is forgett ing things and you slowly s tart handling some administ rative tasks and calling him m ore often. Then one day y ou realize, your dad is no l onger able to live safely on h is own. Regardless of how you b ecome a caregiver, whether i t is a terrible shock or someh ow slipped up on you, in t he hubbub of the day to day r outine, amidst the re-orient ation of your schedule, the s earch for resources and the f ears about the future, you p robably never stopped to think about exactly what happened. How did you get to this place? You probably didnt devise a plan to help you deal with the present situation or look ahead to what the future held in store. If you are like most family caregivers, you just went in to autopilot and started to do and do and do. Somewhere along the line, however, it is virtually important for you to stop, take a breath and try to gain some control over the situation rather than letting the situation control you. You must set boundaries for yourself or you will become so overwhelmed, you wont be able to handle any of the issues at hand. If you dont take charge of your life, you will become bitter and resentful and your self-esteem will ultimately suffer. You will lose sight of the reason you became a caregiver in the first place, which is because you love the person and want whats best for him/her. Obviously, you cant control everything that happens to you or your loved ones. If you could, you would make their disability or illness go away. You would banish caregiving from your life and bask in the heady air of health, wellness and normalcy. Even though you dont have the power to fix it, you do have the power to make active choices about how you are going to deal with the caregiving circumstances of your life. As a caregiver, you are constantly searching for answers to legal, medical, healthcare professional and financial questions. Since you have little time to find answers, you need to obtain this information as quickly as possible. Did you know that more than 75 percent of people, who care for their older parents or relatives, have children under 18 living at home? More than 50 percent of the caregivers are employed full time. One example of a resource enabling caregivers with serious time restraints is www.StrengthForCaring.com Make sure to take advantage of all of the resources available as they can help you make informed decisions quickly. The next need for caregivers is simplification. Being able to find ways to make your life easier is invaluable. (The writer Thoreau said it right. His thoughts were to Simplify, Simplify, Simplify). Figure out the things that absolutely must be done and do those first. Dont try to do everything at once. You cant. You will just cause yourself more stress. Do the important things. You will find the rest of the issues may sort themselves out. Of course, youll want to be on the lookout for products and services that will help you fulfill your duties faster and easier. Acaregiver may need to assist a bed-confined patient with their personal hygiene needs. You may be responsible for bathing a loved one or feeding them. Once again, you want to find products and solutions helping you fulfill your duties effectively. Some services can help you save time and money are: grocery delivery, health care products and cost effective transportation such as utilizing senior buses or van availability. These services are there to assist you in making each task less complicated. When making such helpful choices, you will find gratification and peace of mind, dont forget to set aside some time for yourself. Get a pedicure. Enjoy a massage. Take a short walk in nature. These simple and easy pleasures will give you energy to face the next challenge. If you are a prayerful person, your faith can sustain you during these troubling times. If you are interested in learning more about this group, you can call the church office at Unity Life Enrichment Center at 4711122 or visit our website at: www.UnityofSebring.org. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The church address is 10417 S. Orange Blossom Blvd. in Sebring. You can also e-mail them at: TheCenter@vistanet.net. s A portion of this article was reprinted with permission from www.StrengthForCaring.com, which is part of the Caregiver Initiative from Johnson and Johnson as well as from the Highlands County Caregivers Network. Carolyn Henderson is a freelance writer and lives in Highlands County. Highlands County now has Caregivers Network DearPharmacist: One of my toenails has developed a yellowish-green fungus that wont go away. Can you help? A.M., Boulder, Colo. Answer: Toenail fungus (onychomycosis) is not merely an unsightly cosmetic problem, it sometimes causes physical pain, disfigurement or disability. Once youre infected with fungus, it spreads easily and its tough to get rid of. This may shock you, but nail fungus is not a topical problem. You may see it on the surface, but those fungal spores are inside you causing dozens of other seemingly unrelated health problems. Medications arent usually effective long-term because they kill the fungus temporarily, but they dont improve the health of the host (you) meaning the leftover spores will just start multiplying in the host again. If you take medication, you should also change your diet and lifestyle habits in order to prevent the fungus from taking hold again. Step one is no more sugar or grains. There is no shortage of drugs to kill fungus. Some of them include nystatin, griseofulvin, ketoconazole, fluconazole, itraconazole and terbinafine. Depending on the medication, it could cost you several hundred a month, and side effects range from minor nausea to hair loss and possibly liver or heart failure so make sure you remain monitored and take routine lab tests. Treatment could take up to a year. I told you fungus is stubborn. Sometimes people use a prescription nail lacquer called Penlac; I like this option because there are few if any side effects. All those creams, sprays, and gels containing anti-fungal ingredients are intended for less challenging skin infections, such as ringworm, jock itch, and athletes foot, but you can certainly try them for toenail fungus. Theyre easy to find, and easy to use, and a safe place to start. I think storebrand generic equivalents offer consumers an even better deal because generics always save you money. The most promising natural is 100 percent tea tree oil, an inexpensive, widely available antiseptic oil from Australia. You can buy it an y any health food store and some pharmacies. Tea tree oil has anti-fung al properties because of the te rpenoids. One little study from 1994 conducted at the University of Rochester found that tea tree oil provided full or partial resolu tion for some 60 percent o f the study participants. One of my new buddies has been applying tea tree oil daily to his nail fungus for 12 weeks and the new growth is coming in norma l. Thats awesome considerin g hes had that infection for about 40 years. If youd like to try tea tre e oil, just apply it every morn ing and night to dry nails. Dab it on the area, and don t give up because it may take several months before you see results. In the unlikely event that it irritates your skin, discontinue use. Did you know?Anew JAMAstudy foun d that using a cell phone for less than an hour speeds up brain activity in the area closest to the phone. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Dont be the fungus among us Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Courtesy photo A group of county residents, who are in a caregivers role, is now meeting here in Highlands County. Some of those meeting include (front row, from left) Marianne Cecere, Ellen Spindler and Bill Jones; (back row, from left) Rev. Andrew Conyer, Carolyn Henderson, Phyllis Day and Cork Henderson. Meets Tuesday at Unity Life Enrichment Centre in Sebring FDA cracks down on untested cold meds

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A mplified telephones distributionSEBRING Hearing I mpaired Persons will dist ribute amplified telephones t o Florida residents who h ave a hearing or speech l oss, in the conference room a t Nu-Hope of Elder Care S ervices, 6414 U.S. 27 S outh, from 10 a.m. to 1 p .m. Thursday, March 17. By appointment only. Call ( 941) 743-8347.Community outreach events setAce Homecare community o utreach events for March i nclude: Today 8 a.m., Health F air, Sebring Village, S chumacher Road; 10 a.m., H ealth Fair, Highland V illage, Villa Road, Sebring. Monday 8 a.m., H ealth Fair, Brookside B luffs, State Road 17, Zolfo S prings; 10 a.m., Health F air, NuHope Elder S ervices, 310 N. 8th Ave., W auchula; 1 p.m., C aregivers Support Group, C rown Pointe Assisted L iving Community, Sun N L ake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday 7:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lakeside Gardens, County Road 621, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Herons Landing, Herons Landing Lane, Lake Placid; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday 8 a.m., Health Fair, Neiberts, U.S. 98, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Palm Estates, U.S. 98, Lorida. By PAULRETTIG Special to the News-SunRemember the day astronaut Neil A rmstrong took the first step for m ankind on the surface of the moon sayi ng, One small step for man, one giant s tep for mankind? It was a tremendous event, watched b y everyone the world over. Asimilar event took place in 1999 h ere in Florida without the fanfare, but i nstilling hope for those in need of prim ary health care who couldnt afford it a nd who didnt qualify for assistance l ike Medicare and Medicaid. Thanks to the love and caring attitude o f Diana Furr, that event will be rememb ered by many as a life saving event. While Neils may sell space-tourism t ickets for the future, dont look for me u p there, Ill still be a greeterat the d oor of Samaritan Touch Care Center on H erring Avenue in Sebring, where the r eal life-changing events happen everyd ay. And now with Gods leading, we will s oon open our second clinic in Lake P lacid. The God events just keep happ ening; Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40 KJV, is our motto. Samaritans Touch Care Center has recently experienced another exciting transition in leadership, founder Diana Furr has retired and Rachel Nawrocki has taken on the role of executive director. STCC provides Highlands County uninsured, needy families with access to complete, high quality medical care as an expression of Gods unfailing love. Rachel Nawrocki is a highly qualified leader that will take STCC into the future, said Kim Schlosser, president of the STCC Board of Directors. Rachel has actively stepped into her new role as Executive Director. We will certainly miss Diana who served since its inception. We all wish Diana the very best in her decision to retire and travel with her husband Bud. We would also like to thank Bud Furr for his many years of legal leadership donated to STCC. It is my privilege to be a part of this fantastic organization. Samaritans Touch truly is a frontline health care ministry. We offer care by meeting the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients. I am excited to see what God has in store in the coming years at STCC, Nawrocki said. Samaritans Touch Care Center is a 501C3 Christian humanitarian organization that provides primary medical care to anyone who is without medical insurance, with an income below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines. Working with many physicians and healthcare facilities, STCCs patients receive complete healthcare thanks to supporters throughout Highlands County who donate time, talents, services, and funding. Since its inception in May of 2007, STCC has provided donated medical care estimated at over $10 million in value to more than 15,000 patients. If you wish to contact STCC information about services or volunteering, we are located at 3015 Herring Ave. in Sebring and can be reached by phone at 471-1870. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011www.newssun.com Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. 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We learn at a n early age to use s unscreen to avoid t he suns harmful r ays and skin canc er. Skin cancer of t he feet is not nece ssarily related to e xcessive sun exposure. Skin c ancer of the feet is more o ften related to viruses, e xposure to chemicals, c hronic inflammation or irrit ation or inherited traits. Most of the time they are p ainless areas with a history o f cracking, bleeding or u lceration. The three most common a re: Basal Cell Carcinoma O ne of the least aggressive s kin cancers in the body. B asal Cell cancers may a ppear as pearly white b umps or patches that may o oze or crust like an open s ore. Squamous Cell C arcinoma Most common f orm of skin cancer on the feet. It often begins as a small scaly bump. Sometimes there is a history of cracking or bleeding. It can look like a plantar wart, skin fungus or an ulcer. Although usually painless, it may be itchy. Malignant Melanoma One of the deadliest skin cancers. On the feet it may even occur on the toenails. As it grows, extending deeper into the skin, the more serious and life threatening it becomes. Since its appearance can vary, it is nicknamed The Great Masquerader. Although it can look like a common brown-black spot, it can also be pink or red. When taking a closer look it may have an irregular border, changes in color and be bigger than 6mm. They can look like a mole, blood blister, ingrown nail, plantar wart, ulcer, bruise or foreign body. Do you have a suspicious lesion on your feet? Familiarize yourself with the ABCDs.ABCDs of melanoma Asymmetry of shape: one half does not look like the other Border is irregular: scalloped, ragged Color is uneven: multiple shades ranging from white to tan to brown to black occasionally some red as well Diameter is larger than 6mm in most cases Remember skin cancer of the feet may have a very different appearance than those on the rest of your body. If your podiatrist suspects a skin cancer, a skin biopsy will be performed. This is a simple procedure in which a small sample of the that lesion is sent to a specialized laboratory. If you notice a suspicious mole, bump or patchy area on the foot please have the area checked immediately. Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Care Center are on U.S. 27. For more information call 314-9255 or www.Gentlefootcarecenter.com Do you know your ABCDs? Courtesy photo A malignant melanoma is one of the deadliest skin cancers. On the feet it may even occur on the toenails. As it grows, extending deeper into the skin, the more serious and life threatening it becomes. Footprints Dr. Olga GarciaLuepschen Samaritans Touch ready for next phase Snapshots Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN By MIKE STOBBE APMedical WriterATLANTA American adults have a significantly higher rate of obesity than their neighbors to the north, a new study says. About 24 percent of Canadians are obese compared to more than 34 percent of Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Wednesday. Researchers looked at height and weight data taken in surveys in both countries during 2007-09. The two countries have different racial demographics. The United States has more black and Hispanic people, and both have higher rates of obesity. But even looking solely at white people, there was still a big difference a 26 percent obesity rate in Canada compared to 33 percent in the United States. Its not clear why that is, said study-co-author Cynthia Ogden, an epidemiologist with the CDCs National Center for Heal th Statistics. We share this bord er and many other things. I ts a question we need to investigate more, sa id Ogden, whose co-autho rs included a researcher at Statistics Canada. Another mystery: In ch ildren there was little diffe rence. The childhood obes ity rate was 15.5 percent in the United States and 1 2 percent in Canada, but t he difference was not statis tically significant. This study is the fir st time the CDC has com pared American obesi ty rates with another countr y. The report adds to a grow ing pile of studies th at show Americans are le ss healthy than people in oth er developed nations. For example, a 200 6 Harvard Medical Scho ol study found that America ns are 42 percent more like ly than Canadians to have di abetes, 32 percent more lik ely to have high blood pre ssure, and 12 percent mo re likely to have arthritis. Study: US has much higher obesity rate than Canada

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The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sunon any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail toeditor@newssun.com;or mail them to News-SunCommunity Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 4711448. AvonPark Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m., EZ Intermediate classes are at 10 a.m., and Intermediate classes are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflection on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a.m. Friday. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 385-6671. Italian-American Social Club of Highlands Countys Social Night with games and snacks every first and third Friday of each month from 6:30-9 p.m. Apotluck dinner also on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. with social hour following. For more information, call Jeanne at 3821945. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. MOMs Club meets at 10:30 a.m. first Friday at the First United Methodist Church on Pine Street in Sebring. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation.Smoke-free environment. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 S.E. Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY Airborne (Paratrooper) Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. every first Saturday at Bob Evans Restaurant, Sebring. All paratroopers and their guests are invited. For details, call Joe Noto at 4520106. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 24 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 4523803. Car Show from 5-8 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Woodys BBQ. Proceeds benefit Hope Hospice.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Chapter 601 meets at Golf Hammock Restaurant in the Golf Hammock Country Club at noon. Any service person who was awarded the Purple Heart is invited to attend and bring their wife or husband. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. For details, call 382-2208. Highlands Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 825 Sunbird Terr. (Community Center off Thunderbird Road). Call Bob Seybolt at 471-6077. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) South Central Florida Chapter Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday at the Military Sea Services Museum on Kenilworth and Roseland. The monthly members luncheon is on the third Saturday of each month at noon (except holidays). Location is at Kenilworth Lodge. For further information call Roy Whitton at 465-7048. Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 601 meets at noon on the first Saturday at Sunrise Restaurant. All recipients and wives of the Purple Heart are welcome. Call 471-9190 or 465-7074 for details. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Paratrooper breakfast every first Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at Bob Evans. Call John Schumacher at 382-8648. Scleroderma Support Group meets from 9:30-10:30 a.m. second Saturday of each month at Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Road. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers line dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6553920. Twelve Step Study Group for Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at firs t building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Roa d 621 E., Lake Placid. Laides auxiliary dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. For more details call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and mus ic is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hour s from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, a t 2-4 p.m. has a new country music group, the Twi-Lites, along with Dianne Thompson who sings music from the s and s. Donation $3 for single, and $5 for couple. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Fo r details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in secon d floor conference roomNo. 3 a t Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, g o to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers AvonPark Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth S t., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 7B COMMUNITYCALENDAR RELIGION The Heartland Harmonizers ChorusPresentsBarbershop Show TimeSaturday March 12, 2011South Florida Community College Theatre2 Great Shows 1:59 pm & 6:59 pmAll tickets $15.FeaturingOn DemandSounds of Sebring Heartland Harmonizers Sebring High School Chorus Tickets Available from any memberJacaranda Hotel AP Kenilworth Lodge Sebring Home & Office Essentials LP863.471.0706 Blessing of the A nimals is SaturdaySEBRING ABlessing o f the Animals service will b e held in the parking lot o f St. John United M ethodist Church at 10 a .m. Saturday. The B lessing of the Animals S ervice is a witness to G ods and the churchs l ove, care and concern for c reation. St. Francis of A ssisi, patron saint to all a nimals, will be recognized i n the Blessing Service. S tewardship of all creation w ill be emphasized. The service will include p raying, singing, blessing o f the animals by the Rev. L ynne Josselyn and S cripture reading. Bring y our children, animals and a lawn chair. Coffee and t reats will be available foll owing the service. St. John United M ethodist Church is at 3 214 Grand Prix Drive. F or more information, call t he church office at 3821 736.Second Blessings garage sale is SaturdayAVON PARK First U nited Methodist Church o f Avon Parks Second B lessings garage sale is f rom 8:30-11:30 a.m. S aturday at 200 S. Lake A ve.Jorge will appear in concertAVON PARK Violin V irtuoso Jaime Jorge will a ppear in concert at the A von Park Seventh-day A dventist Church at 1410 W Avon Blvd. Anyone is i nvited to attend the free C hristian concert featuring J aime Jorge, a world class v iolinist at 6 p.m. S aturday. The concert will f eature music ranging from f avorite hymns to contemp orary praise songs. Jorge has played in a m ultitude of setting from h igh school auditoriums to C arnegie Hall. He has p layed in 40 countries on f ive continents and has r eleased 16 albums. Besides being an accomp lished musician, Jorge has a n inspiring story to share. B orn and raised in commun ist Cuba, he was offered m any opportunities i ncluding offers to study in M oscow with some of the g reatest musicians of our t ime if only he and his f amily would renounce t heir belief in God. They r efused. When Jorge was 1 0, miraculously, his famil y was given an opportunit y to leave Cuba and come t o this country. The concert is free and i s designed for people of a ll ages and denominat ions. For more informat ion, call 453-6641.CrossOver to play at St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING C rossOver, a southern g ospel family singing g roup from Mahaffey, Pa., w ill be in concert at 6 p.m. S unday at St. John United M ethodist Church. As a f amily they are thankful to g o anywhere and sing and w itness to others about the s aving grace and knowle dge of Jesus Christ. The group began its music ministry at the Pennsylvania State Singing Convention in Martinsburg, Pa. and has sung at other gospel sings, cruises and church services reaching out to hurting hearts through their personal testimony and the message in their songs. St. John United Methodist Church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For more information, call 382-1736. Alove offering will be taken.So Loved to perform at First Assembly of GodSEBRING So Loved, a musical duo composed of Bill and Judy Williams from Lebanon, Ind., will be featured in a gospel concert at 11 a.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd. Bill and Judy were music directors at First Assembly for several years before moving back to Indiana to begin a ministry of traveling and sharing the gospel in music and song. Their concerts feature songs that will appeal to all age levels. They invite all their friends in the Sebring area to join them in this homecoming concert. There is no charge for the concert. An offering will be received. Call 3856431 for information.Bethel Baptist plans revival meetingsLAKE PLACID Oldfashioned revival meetings will be held Sunday through Friday, March 11 at Bethel Baptist Church, 216 E. Park St. (off Interlake Boulevard, near the water tower and athletic fields). On Sunday, the service times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Monday-Friday at 6:30 p.m. Evangelist Mike Patterson and his family will work the meetings to encourage and to share Gods Word with the church. Don and Carol Merritt will be singing. Their music is fitting and uplifting to the Lord. For more information, visit the churchs Web site, www.visitbethelbaptist.co m, or call 633-9294 The Rev. Luke Knickerbocker is the churchs pastor.Confection Connection is TuesdayLAKE PLACID The Womens Ministries Bible study, Confection Connection, will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, 119 E. Royal Palm St. Come for an evening of fellowship, fun and a study in Gods Word.Spring Trash and Treasure Sale setSEBRING St. John United Methodist Church will hold its annual Spring Trash and Treasure Sale in the fellowship hall on March 11 and 12. On Friday, sale hours will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday hours will be from 8 a.m. to noon. Something for everyone. Lunch will be available. St. John is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive, just west of Walmart. For further information, call Ruth Harrison at 402-0696 or the church office at 382-1736.Ladies Spring Fling brunch is March 12AVON PARK The women of First Christian Church of Avon Park will Snapshots J aime Jorge Continued on page 10B

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Page 8BNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. 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, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 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 changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. 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 and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. 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 7 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 to May our youth group meets. 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 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 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; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 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, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. 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. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 3:30 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family and Youth Center). Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: 2:303:15 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 9-10 a..m. Sundays, or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. 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; Marco Gallardo, 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. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunda y Worship Service, 9 a.m.; Sunda y Bible Class, 10:15 a.m.; Sunda y Evening Service, 6 p.m .; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION A tonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING The T ransfiguration of our Lord S unday worship service will b e led by Deacon David T horesen. March birthdays w ill be celebrated during c offee hour this morning. Council meets at 6 p.m. M onday. Lent schedule begins at 6 p .m. Wednesday for Ash W ednesday service led by t he Rev. Jefferson Cox with t he Imposition of Ashes. Midweek Lenten service is f rom March 16 through April 1 3. Start with soup, sandw ich and pie supper at 5:30 p .m. Service of the Word at 6 :15 p.m. led by Lois Hess, E d Graff and Ron F itzpatrick. Jim Helwig will b e the organist. The Litanys w ill be titled Affirming The A sh Heap, a series compari ng Jesus and Job. Why do b ad things happen to good p eople? Palm Sunday service is A pril 17, led by Deacon D ave Thoresen with Holy E ucharist. Maundy Thursday service i s at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 1 with Rev. Jefferson Cox. Good Friday service is at 7 p.m. April 22. Easter Sunday service will be led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox with Holy Eucharist. Brunch follows worship service.Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK Building Spiritual Dimensions (Ephesians 3:16-21) will be the message presented by Larry Roberts, minister. There will be a fellowship dinner immediately following the morning worship for all members and guests. The Timothy Class will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. For information, call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK The Sunday of the Transfiguration Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled Wrong Mountain!. Ash Wednesday, March 9 begins at 6 p.m. with a potluck supper with Divine Worship with imposition of ashes at 7 p.m. The pastor will begin a series of sermons on The Miracles of Lent. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 4712663 or search the Internet for christlutheranavonpark.org. This is a LCMS congregation.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled The White Horse of Deception at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, What the Outside Reveals based on the Scripture Matthew 17:1-9. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Missionary Baptist ChurchSEBRING This week members will celebrate Communion together. Pastor Ken Lambert will have a sermon on the meaning of Communion, so members are prepared to partake with a grateful heart. Lou Pankuch will sing the beautiful song, Broken and Spilled Out. Deaf interpretation is provided so that deaf people, who use ASL, can hear the word of God, and participate in the service by singing and sharing prayer requests. Families with a deaf member can worship together as a family. The church is at 1708 LaGrange Ave., Sebring. First Baptist Church of Placid Lakes LAKE PLACID On Sunday Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon titled The Certainty Series! The Uplifting Hand s of The Lord! with regards to Luke 1:57-66. The church is at the corn er of Washington and Kemper avenues. For more information, ca ll 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or e-mail placidlakes@hotmail.comFirst Christian ChurchAVON PARK Who do you live your life for? Are you living for yourself, you r spouse, your children, your parents or The Almighty? This weeks sermon is titled Living your Life for God, Party 1. The pastor will discuss the question all should ask everyday, Will I give into apathy or give int o the Almighty? This Sunday at 6 p.m. Thomas Shelton will be in concert. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail Church News Courtesy photo Last Generation Ministries will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God, Lake Placid. Last Generation sings Bill Gaither-style music. Their ministry has been well received throughout the country. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer.Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howes Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer Kid C ity Childrens Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, prime-timers, and Bible s tudies in Spanish. Kid City Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church ( ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview D rive., Sebring. David Thoresen, D eacon, Spiritual Leader. Jim H elwig, organist/choir director. W orship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy E ucharist is every Sunday. Coffee h our on the first and third Sunday o f each month. Council meeting on t he first Monday of month; Ladies G roup WELCAmeets at noon seco nd Monday of month with lunch. B ring a dish to pass. Church V egetable Garden Club meets as n eeded. Labyrinth Prayer Garden o pen seven days a week to congret ation and community. Like to sing? C ome join the choir. Visitors always w elcome. Come grow with us. P hone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 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 seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Childrens Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. 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, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8:15 and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10 and 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 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: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net 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. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. 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, adult and college age, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group (ages 1118), 4-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gail Sparks, director of youth ministry. 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 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and 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,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Sunda y School 9 a.m., Worship 10:3 0 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Praye r Shawl Ministry on the second an d fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m for women who love God and cro cheting. Visit us at our church We b site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on lifes journey, youre we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP f irstchristianap@embarqm ail.com. The church Web s ite is w ww.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the L ords Table this Sunday m orning will be Howard L ewis and Diane Beidler. C ommunion will be served b y Carol Chandler, Betty H arcourt, Bob Harcourt and J ayne Weldy. Greeting the congregation w ill be Betty Simpson. M ichael and Carol Graves w ill work with Childrens C hurch. Lighting the candles d uring the month of March w ill be Catherine Baker. D iane Thibodeau will be w ith the children in the nurse ry during the month of M arch. The pastors sermon is t itled The Woman at the W ell, John 4:13. Jesus c rossed all barriers to share t he gospel and we who foll ow Him must do no less. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850352 for information.First Presbyterian Church A. R. P.AVON PARK On Sunday morning, the pastors sermon is titled Household of God based on Ephesians 2:19-22. Maxine Johnson, adult Sunday school teacher, continues the study of David in II Samuel Chapter 10, which tells of the defeat of the Ammonites and Syrians. Members are asked to bring non-perishable items for the Church Service Center. On Monday, the Crafty Ladies meet from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. On Wednesday, Mary Circle will meet at 1 p.m. On Thursday, Mens Fellowship will meet at The Depot for breakfast at 7 a.m. They will return to church for a short Bible study and then will do a work project at a members home. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For more information, call the church office at 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church, ARPSEBRING Does Paul Need an Alibi? Part II is the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. First United Methodist Church of Sebring SEBRING The Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message, The True Vine with Scripture from John 15:1-17. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. the Growing with God family night continues in the Family Life Center. Fine Food and Fellowship Chicken Dinner is Sunday following the church services. This will benefit the youth fund for Music Camp this summer. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the 10:50 a.m. Worship Service. Visit the Web site at www.sebringfirstumc.com. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Call the church office for information at 385-5184.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be The Beatitudes with Scripture from Matthew 5:1-12. Services will also include Walle Woodworth singing Three Wooded Crosses, Bev LeBeck singing Led by the Masters Hand, The Heartland Singers will sing Jesus is the Cornerstone, and Little Heartland Singers will sing Blessed by The Name. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix); phone number 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Rev. Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service. Claude Burnett, pastoral assistant, will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Instructions About Worship, is taken from I Timothy 2 and 3. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the Sunday morning and evening services. The Wednesday evening service will be a praise, prayer and Bible study time.Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the Transfiguration of Our Lord Sunday, the sermon will be based on the 17th chapter of Matthew. The Busy Bodies meet at 9 a.m. Monday in Burke Hall. The WELCAmeeting is at 1 p.m. Tuesday followed by the Worship and Music Committee meeting at 3 p.m. The Midweek Worship Service, Fragrance Free, starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Vision Team meets on Thursday at 10 p.m., followed by the J.O.Y. meeting at 2 p.m. an d choir practice at 3:30 p.m. The Vision Team meets o n Friday at 2 p.m. St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday the Rev. Ronald De Genaro s sermon topic will be The Transfiguration taken from Matthew 17:1-9. Boy Scouts meet Monday at 7 p.m. Mens Fellowship and Prayer Breakfast is Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. St. John Youth meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING Pastor Kei th Simmons will preach on Who is Missing from Rev val? I Am! and the gospel reading will be on Revelation 21-7. Sunday school will be le d Continued from page 8B RELIGION Church News Continued on page 10B

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by the Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying Instructions About Worship, taken from the Scripture I Timothy 2:1-6, 3:14-16.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. David Altman will speak from the Its All About Jesus series in the Sunday morning worship service. He will speak from the House of Prayer series in the evening worship hour. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information call 385-0752.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Let Your Light Shine is the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Phil Laucks. The Scripture is II Kings 5:1-19.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. Service starts at 9:55 AM. The pastors sermon is Transfigured, Transformed Translated.The Way ChurchSEBRING Get Read y for Warfare is the title of Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum s message with Scripture fro m Joshua Chapter 1. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood. The church phone is 471-6140; the pastors cell is 214-619 0. For church information and the pastors messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011www.newssun.com Full Service Automotive Center Clint CoolOwner/Technician Over 15 Years Exp. ASE/Factory Certied4320 US 27 North Sebring HONESTY WITH A SMILE Coupon Required EXPIRES 3/31/11 Coupon Required EXPIRES 3/31/11 Coupon Required EXPIRES 3/31/11CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DIAGNOSISFREENot valid with any other offer.ROTATE & BALANCE FOR LIFEFREEWith purchase of 4 new tires. Not valid with any other offer.BRAKE INSPECTIONFREENot valid with any other offer. Continued from page 9B Church News be having their annual Ladies Spring Fling brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12 at the church at 1016 W. Camphor St. and would like to invite all women to attend. The theme this year is Spring is a time for renewal. Bring your mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend, neighbor, or someone new. The more, the merrier. This is for ladies only. There will be entertainment, food and fun for all who attend. Tickets are $4 each and can be purchased at the church office Monday-Friday or by calling 453-5334.Ladies Guild offers Tour of TablesAVON PARK Our Lady of Grace Ladies Guild presents a Tour of Tables sala d luncheon and card party in the Grogan Center on Saturday, March 19. Tour of tabl es is at 11 a.m.; the luncheon follows at 12 p. m. Card party following. Tickets are $12 each. Call Debbie Augusta, 385-8872 or Parish office, 4534757 for tickets Continued from page 7B Snapshots RELIGION Courtesy photo The Wacaster Family will be in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 12 and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 13 at the Living Waters Church of God, 4571 Sparta Road in Sebring. Do you know that the Bible mentions at least 20 countries that are still here today? Hi, my name is Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from The Way, and Id like to have a word with you. It seems God is very interested to give us the details of real places and the names of real countries. Abraham came from Ur in Babylon (today Iraq). Moses grew up in Egypt. David was born in Israel, and so on. Interestingly, these detailed places and countries will have a great role in the end-times. Israel will be re-born as a nation (it happened in 1948). They will be surrounded by enemies like Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Gaza. Listen to what they proclaim: Come, they say, let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more. (Psalm 83:4, NIV) Is this not exactly the cry of Israels enemies? But that is not the end. There is a nation to the far north of Israel that will come down and attack Israel (Ezekiel 38-39). What nation would that be? Take a world map and look to see who is in the far north of Israel: Russia. But they will not come alone. The second country mentioned to come to destroy Israel is you guessed it Iran (Persia in biblical times until 1935). Even the European Union (EU) is mentioned as the revived fourth kingdom, the Roman Empire (Daniel 3 and 7). The EU will play a major role in biblical end-times. In Revelation, the last book of the Bible, God talks about the kings from the East (Revelation 16:12) and an incredible army of 200 million (Revelation 9:16). Guess who claimed a li ttle while ago to have just such an enormous army? Did you guess China? You are right. They too will march toward Israel, the valley of Armageddon to be specific. You see, the Bible is no t an ancient dusty book without relevance for today. It is more up to dat e then next weeks newspaper. So what about America ? Is it mentioned? No, it is not. But why? Is America not the lead ing nation in the world with the greatest military power? Are there not mor e Christians in America the n anywhere else in the world? Yes, yes and yes. But something is going to happen to America that will change everything. A n estimated 100 million Christians will suddenly disappear from America. Its called the rapture (Fir st Corinthians 15:51-52 and First Thessalonians 4:1318). It will leave America in a big mess. It could hap pen any time. By the way are you staying or going? Yes, the stage is set for the second coming of Jesus. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor of The Way Church. He teaches An Evening in Prophecy at Homers Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month. Bible tells of real places and people Guest Column Reinhold Buxbaum The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunSEBRING Dr. Robert L. Alderman will be the guest speaker for the March Bible Conference at Maranatha Baptist Church, March 6-9. Meetings will be at 6 p.m. each evening and on Sunday at 9 and 10:15 a.m. Alderman has served in pastoral ministry for over a half-century. He was senior pastor of the Shenandoah Baptist Church of Roanoke, Va. from 1971-2004, then was designated the churchs Minister at Large, allowing him to travel and minister throughout the United States and around the world. He holds a D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Bob is known for the wit and warmth he employs, presenting vital truths from Gods Word in an interesting and easy-to-listen-to preaching style. This will be his second visit to Maranatha and his return is much anticipated. The Maranatha congregation extends a cordial welcome to friends from the community to share in this opportunity. The church is in Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road, two miles east of State Road 17 North in Sebring. Call 382-4301 or 471-1414. Alderman to be Maranatha Bible Conference speaker Waycaster Family concert set for March 12 Dr. Robert Alderman I know sometimes this column may sound preachy. It is not meant to offend, but to make you think. There are built-in consequences to our actions. God planned it that way. Gods rules (The Ten Commandments) were written for our protection, not to keep us from pleasure. God loves us enough to let us know what the consequences for our actions will be. The seventh commandment says, Thou shalt not commit adultery. If you are married to someone and have an affair with someone you are not married to, that is adultery. If you start having sex with people before you ever get married, you are committing adultery with each new partner because the Bible teaches that the intimacy of sex binds us together spiritually. Each subsequent partner increases the possibility of sexually transmitted diseases. I personally saw a friend die of AIDS. He had repented of his sin and had asked God to forgive him. He asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior. He spent the last year of his life going to schools across the state teaching teens about the consequences of sexual sin, whether heterosexual or homosexual. Once you give yourself to someone in this manner, you then feel you have no reason to say no to anyone else. You lose your sense of selfworth, or at the very least, it diminishes. It makes it very difficult to commit to any one person. Youre never satisfied with any partner. Sooner or later they let you down and you look for someone better, but you keep being let down. Unless you repent, ask God to save you from hell, which is the ultimate price for sin, and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, you will never find happiness in any relationship. You will never find Gods perfect mate for you. True happiness only comes from God and following His plan. Romans 6:23 says, for the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Jeremiah 29:13 says, And ye shall seek me, and ye shall find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. This verse is talking about seeking God. Please seek Him before it is too late. Let me know if you do. I care. Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo.com The problem with promiscuity: Part 2 The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID A dams Voice will appear i n concert Sunday morni ng at the Lake Placid C hurch of the Nazarene, 5 12 W. Interlake Blvd. ( three blocks west of the c ircle). The concert will be in t he morning service of t he church. Adams Voice is made u p of David and Charlene A dams and Jeremy Fox. T he Adamshave been s inging together since 1 989. In 1997, Fox joined t hem as their bass player a nd then joined them as a v ocalist. Adams Voice has perf ormed in many venues i ncluding singing the n ational anthem at the I ndianapolis Colts games a nd also the Cincinnati R eds. Several of their songs r eceive frequent airtime o n the radio and they h ave appeared on numero us television broadcasts. T he trio has been the feat ured vocalists of at least t hree Nazarene General A ssemblies and also the M 7 conference. For a true worship e xperience, visit the Lake P lacid Church of the N azarene at 10:45 a.m. S unday. For more inform ation, call Pastor Tim T aylor at 446-1339. Adams Voice to appear at Lake Placid Nazarene Read II Peter 1:5-7 Some 50 years ago t here was a boy about 10 y ears old living on the s treets of Jacksonville. H is name was John. His real father was in p rison, his step-father w as in jail and his mothe r was an alcoholic. The b oy was sometimes seen d igging in Dumpsters b ehind places of busin ess. The owner of one of t he businesses took it u pon himself to find out a bout the boy. As the m an considered the b oys situation, he talked w ith some of his friends a t church. Eventually, t he man and five of his f riends decided they w ould try to help the b oy. Working with the local a uthorities, they were a ble to gain foster care o f the boy and placed h im with a loving C hristian family. The men pooled their t ime and resources and h elped the youngster w ork his way through h igh school and then c ollege. During this t ime, the young man g ave his life to Christ a nd decided he wanted t o be a full-time C hristian worker. Well, his six mentors c ame forward again and h elped him work his way t hrough seminary. Today, J ohn is retired after servi ng as a pastor in Florida f or 35 years. Just think of the hund reds of lives that he has t ouched for Christ and a ll because one person i n loving kindness s tooped to help a young b oy. F loyd Rider is a Lake Placid resident and longtime Sunda y school teacher. Loving kindness Guest Column Floyd Rider RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun

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By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticMatt Damon and Emily Blunt fall in love and flee shadowy figures in the immensely stylish romantic thriller The Adjustment Bureau. If only the ending lived up to the build-up. Damon and Blunt have crazy, sexy chemistry from the very first moment they meet, in the gleaming mens room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, of all places. Theyre a real treat to watch together hes reserved and sort of smart-alecky, shes quickwitted and flirty and the contrast in their appearances and personalities just works. You want them to end up with each other, despite the many elaborate and creative obstacles that thrust themselves in the couples path over several years and across New York Citys five boroughs. With all that heat and hype, you long for a climax worthy of the dedication their characters (and the actors) have given. Instead, writer-director George Nolfis film takes all that dazzle and wraps things up with a fizzle: Following intelligent debates about the nature of free will, The Adjustment Bureau ends in an overly simplistic, heavyhanded religious allegory that leaves you wondering, really? Is that it? That its based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, whose writing has been the inspiration for such groundbreaking scifi films as Blade Runner and Minority Report, represents even more of a letdown. Dicks dark, paranoid vision sadly goes soft. But its got a lot going for it, for a while. The Adjustment Bureau is shot beautifully, the stark cinematography from Oscar-winner John Toll reflecting the isolation and frustration Damons character feels. Damon stars as David Norris, a young and up-andcoming congressman whos on the verge of losing his bid for the U.S. Senate at the films start. While practicing his concession speech in the mens bathroom, where he thinks hes alone, he runs into Blunts character, Elise. Hes a kid who grew up without much family in a rough part of Brooklyn; shes a sophisticated, British ballet dancer. But their attraction is palpable; they kiss impetuously, and then she runs off. Davids instantly, and understandably, smitten. But as it turns out, that was the only time he was ever supposed to see Elise. His life and all our lives, according to the film are managed by The Adjustment Bureau, men in tailored suits and fedoras who make sure everyone and everything follows a predetermined plan. If anyone steps out of line by accident, a little nudge here or there steers things back to their proper course. When David learns from Richardson, (played with perfect, Mad Men-style cool by John Slattery), one of the man adjusters assigned to his case, that he and Elise can never be together, hes naturally more inspired than ever to track her down. Anthony Mackie is his usual charismatic self as another bureau member, whos a little more sympathetic to Davids cause, while Terence Stamp makes a huge impression in just a few scenes, as always, as a far more rigid enforcer. (In case you hadnt noticed, its an excellent cast.) And so David and Elise hook up and go on the run, using the Adjustment Bureaus own tricks for being everywhere and seeing everything all at once. Yes, this involves wearing silly, magical hats and running through myriad, secret doors, but it also makes exciting leaps in time and space and asks us to do the same as the couple dashes from one portal to the next through hidden passageways all over New York City. One second they may be at the foot of the Statue of Liberty; next, theyre in the outfield at Yankee Stadium. Its reminiscent of Inception in its striking visuals and the assumptions it requires us to make, but it moves so fluidly, and its in the name of a love that seems so perfect, you may as well give in. But thats right about when youll get your heart broken. We wont give too much away. But after raising intriguing philosophical questions about determinism, The Adjustment Bureau gives into the saddest, softest fate of all. David and Elise and we as viewers deserve more. And we should be able to choose it for ourselves. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 4, 2011Page 11B THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU PG13(Matt Damon,Emily Blunt)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30RANGO PG(Animated Voices by Johnny Depp,Abigail Breslin)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30TAKE ME HOME TONIGHTR(Topher Grace,Anna Faris)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15HALL PASSR(Owen Wilson)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30GNOMEO & JULIET 2DG(Animated)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15THE KINGS SPEECHR(Geoffrey Rush,Colin Firth)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 03/04 Thursday 03/10 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee COMING SOONMar 18 THE LINCOLN LAWYER DearAbby: For several years, a group of ladies at work have held fundraisers so they could participate in cancer charity walks. We have all donated willingly, but someone recently pointed out something disturbing. Every year, this group travels to a different location for the walk, using the funds they have raised for the charity. There is a walk within driving distance. The funds they raise could be donated to the cause instead of spent on flights, hotels, meals, etc. One of them commented that they might as well get something out of it. Are we wrong to feel this is not a good thing? Someone said were paying for their vacation. At this point we are confused about the whole mess. Any comments? Baffled in New England DearBaffled: Youre not wrong. Any monies raised the way these ladies have done should have been donated to cancer research. The comment your co-worker made to you was revealing. What you have described sounds like fraud. What those women should have gotten out of it was the satisfaction of knowing they were doing something for a worthy cause. This would not include treating themselves to a group vacation. If you continue to support this effort, the check(s) should be made payable to the charity. DearAbby: Are there any rules of etiquette involving unwanted guests at funerals? While I have many loved ones and friends, I have also made a few enemies in my life. I have made clear to my husband that I do not want certain people to be allowed to attend my funeral when I die. I have always found it distasteful when folks show up at funerals for someone they disliked or didnt know well. It ruins it for those who really did love the deceased. I do not want my enemies trying to make themselves feel better by showing up and pretending they cared. My husband is against the idea. I made him promise that hed do this for me because, even though Ill be dead and may no t care then, I do care very much now. P.S. My husband wants to know how one would keep people away from a funeral in the first place. PlanninAhead in Soddy-Daisy, Ten n. DearPlannin: Lets hold a good thought that youll be around for a long, long time and outliv e your enemies. However, if that doesn t happen, a way to ensure that only those you want to attend your funeral will b e there is to make it invita tion only. And when you r death is announced in the newspaper, it should be stated that the service wil l be private. DearAbby: I have bee n seeing the same gynecolo gist for eight years. I trus t her with my health and m y privacy. She recently moved to a new practice and I would like to follow her. My problem is the wife of one of my coworkers is an employee in the new office, and Im worried that patient confi dentiality may not extend to pillow talk. How do I handle this delicate situation? Values My Privacy in South Carolin a DearValues: Handle it by having a frank talk wit h your gynecologist, explai ning that one of your coworkers is married to an employee in the new office, and asking her how she plans to guarantee yo ur privacy. Explain that you would like to remain her patient but that this has raised a red flag for you. 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. To receive a collection of Abbys most memorable and most frequently requested poems and essays, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) Charity fundraisers may be walking away with donations DIVERSIONS Dear Abby Damons stylish Adjustment Bureau ends in fizzle Movie Review The Adjustment Bureau Rating: PG-13 (brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image) Running time: 99 minutes Review: (of 4) Univerisal Picture Matt Damon stars as David Norris and Emily Blunt stars as Elise Sellas in The Adjustment Bureau. By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticLOS ANGELES Take Me Home Tonight, a bout a group of friends o n a wild, all-night advent ure, wallows in s nost algia, from big hair and a cid-washed jeans to oneh it wonders like Safety D ance and Come on E ileen. So we thought wed go b ack and revisit that magic al time of wretched e xcess and choose the five b est movies that came out t he year Take Me Home T onight is set: 1988. Itll b e rad, I promise. Big: Tom Hanks c ould not be more winning a s a little boy trapped in a m ans body in this highc oncept delight from d irector Penny Marshall. H anks already had proven h is comic chops on the TV s eries Bosom Buddies at t his point, and in movies l ike Bachelor Party and Splash, but Big a llowed him to show the f ull range of his charm, a nd it earned him his first O scar nomination. Beetlejuice: A q uintessential early Tim B urton movie, with its c heeky humor, wild visua ls and gleefully subvers ive vibe. Michael Keaton d oes some of the best w ork of his career as the t itle character, a horny, f oul-mouthed zombie who h elps a couple of recent g hosts scare away the o bnoxious new owners of t heir idyllic Connecticut h ome. The great supporti ng cast includes Alec B aldwin, Geena Davis and C atherine OHara, and the s core from Burtons freq uent collaborator, Danny E lfman, perfectly complem ents the films playful e nergy. Dangerous L iaisons: John M alkovich is freakishly s exy and seductive, and G lenn Close is every bit h is intellectual equal, in d irector Stephen Frears a daptation of Choderlos d e Laclosnovel about b ored aristocrats deceivi ng and manipulating each o ther in 18th century F rance. The strong supp orting cast features M ichelle Pfeiffer as well a s a young Uma Thurman a nd Keanu Reeves. N ominated for seven O scars, including best pict ure, it won three. Die Hard: Just a b ig, booming action flick, a n unapologetic blockb uster, and very much a p roduct of its time. Bruce W illis is front and center, a t the height of his se ra popularity, in one of t he main roles that would d efine his varied career. A s New York cop John M cClane, hes quick-witt ed and ready for anything and he delivers a line t hat would become his sign ature. AFish Called W anda: Delightfully silly a nd so very, very British. A screwball comedy thats p recise in its sloppiness, w ith proper humor that c ouldnt be more profane. J amie Lee Curtis, Kevin K line, Michael Palin and T om Georgeson set out to s teal $20 million in diam onds, but naturally endi ng up double-crossing e ach other. Palins Monty P ython cohort John C leese, who co-wrote the s cript, is at his deadpan b est as the unwitting l awyer who gets dragged i nto their scheme, and K line earned a supportinga ctor Oscar for his hilario usly volatile performance. 5 best movies made in 1988

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Friday, March 4, 2011 Photo courtesy of Getty Images W hat defines classic style?Aclassic is something that has stood the test o f time and proven to be the best in its class, s aid Warren. Its of high quality and is meant to l ast to be passed on through the generations. W arren says that while you might invest in an H & M shirt that will last a couple of seasons, a L acoste polo will be around and in style l ong enough to hand down to your kids. Theres definitely a timelessness to these t hings, said Hogerty, they have an ability to t ranscend eras. Modern takes on vintage designs are cropping u p all over the place. From the clothes modeled o n fashion runways to the paint colors in your l ocal hardware store, there seems to be a bit of a r etro revival going on. Armour isnt surprised. The world is changing faster than ever, she s aid, and we have seen such instability over t he past few years in a vast array of sectors, t hat I think people are embracing the classics, i n part, out of the stability and comfort that t hey provide. The women also noted that as budgets have t ightened, people want to shop smarter. This m eans investing in items that wont go out of s tyle and wont break the bank. H ow to incorporate c lassic style into your lifeIf youd like to bring some freshly vintage s tyle to your home or wardrobe, the Matchbook m avens have these tips:nStudy the classic tastemakers, such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis. By studying, one can get an idea of what classic pieces will stand the test of time.nWhen buying that new coat or pair of shoes, think about what is well made and will last through the years those will invariably be the classics in your wardrobe.nWhen it comes to color, black is always in style and can complement any outfit. Black slacks, ballet flats, cardigan or coat you cant go wrong.nShort red nails, black mascara sometimes its the simple things that add a classic pep to your step.To get some classic style on a budget:nRummage through flea markets for underappreciated, timeless gems at a steal.nVisit consignment shops for wardrobe bargains.nSpruce up what you have a coat of paint on a piece of furniture can do wonders.nAlittle pizzazz goes a long way. Maybe you cant afford the yards of lavish fabric you want for curtains or a sofa but try using some for a throw pillow.Top 5 classic pieces for your home:1.Monogrammed towels 2.Good china (Finish your set with pieces from www.replacements.com or www.chinaandcrystal.com.) 3.Fine art that speaks to you (Some resources for inexpensive art: www.art.com, www.20x200.com, www.ugallery.com.) 4.Fresh blooms theyll brighten up any room 5.Unique, over-sized coffee table books (about your favorite artists, vacation destinations, fashion designers, etc.) can take a coffee table from boring to spectacularTop 10 classic musts for every wardrobe : 1.Acrisp, well-fitted white oxford 2.Black cigarette pants 3.Atrench coat 4.Acashmere sweater (Lands End is a great resource for cashmere, both inexpensive and high-quality.) 5.Black ballet flats 6.Little black dress 7.Flattering pair of dark wash denim jeans 8.Ablack pencil skirt 9.Awrap dress (theyre flattering on nearly every figure) 10.Invest in one trendy piece per season which you can add to your classic wardrobe. Classic jewelry and accessories:1.Pearl studs (high quality replicas are just as good as the real thing) 2.Apearl necklace 3.Yellow-gold charm bracelet 4.Dark sunglasses 5.Asilk square scarf (to tie around your hair or your handbag) Living a Stylish LifeEmbracing the spirit of classic style is about more than what you wear or how you decorate your home. The creators of www.MatchbookMag.com say its about approaching life with certain joie de vivre that celebrates even the little things that make life a bit more stylish. In their eyes, that Matchbook-type girl:nViews the world through rosecolored glasses.nLoves to throw dinner parties, but has been known to burn the roast.nIs the first to laugh at her own bad jokes.nPaints her nails bright coral when shes feeling blue.nIs infinitely curious and always up for a grand adventure.nCould happily live off of red velvet cake.nHas a signature shade of lipstick.nPens hand-written notes to her grandmother.nHas a skip in her step and a twinkle in her eye. Visit www.MatchbookMag.com for fashion and dcor inspiration, interviews with the hottest style makers, as well as glimpses behind the scenes of some of your favorite style icons. FAMILYFEATURES Agirl should be two things: classy and fabulous. Coco ChanelYou may have heard the saying that everything old is new again, but there are some things that just never go out of style. But what is classic style and how can you incorporate those special touches into your every day? Jane Lilly Warren, Katie Armour and Fallon Hogerty are the creative forces behind www.MatchbookMag.com, an online magazine that serves as a guide to a charmed life. The women of Matchbook delight in a variety of classic styles and icons from Chanel and Jackie O to contemporary style makers such as John Derian and Jemma Kidd. Here, they share the basics about classic style for home dcor as well as for the w ardrobe. A cheery scarf tied to a purse adds a touch of whimsy and keeps this practical a ccessory close at hand. Pretty gold charms not only look stylish, they make great conversation pieces.

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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, March 4, 2012 www.newssun.com Volume 93/Number 31 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 69 43Complete Forecast PAGE 8A Cooler with a morning shower or T-storm Forecast Question: Is George Boulevard the best place to build a new sheriffs office headquarters? Next question: Do you support the effort to repeal the tourism tax? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Violet Kinyon Age 99, of Avon Park and Sebring Arthur F. Parks Jr. Age 84, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 7A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 55.6% No 44.4% 099099401007 T otal votes: 63 Arts & Entertainment3C Book 7C Chalk Talk 4B Classifieds 5D Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2C Dear Abby 2C Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope 2C Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 2C Pause & Consider2C Sports On TV2D 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 7 7 5 5 7 7 8 8 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING A group of voters calling themselves Citizens for Government Accountability decided Thursday to seek signatures to repeal the 2 percent tourism tax. We are not getting what was promised,said organizer Bill Youngman. The law says they had to put together a plan,and they did. The plan calls for 32 percent to be used for promotion and advertising,29 percent is supposed to go to administration,17 percent is to go for arts and culture,12 percent for local events and 10 percent for the lakes. Thats not happening,Youngman said. Youngman laid out some options the group could take,including the repeal,and e xplained that the tourism tax was not a bad thing,in fact it did good,but the funds were not allocated correctly. The county commissioners could reopen the discussion and institute a sunset, which is the overall goal of the effort led by Youngman. But only Commissioners Barbara Stewart and Greg Harris,who voted against a similar motion last year,or new Commissioner Ron Handley could make a new motion. I dont think Stewart or Harris will reopen that discussion,and appealing to Commissioner Handley is an option we could take,Youngman said. A lot more is being spent on administration and several other areas are not being supported at all. Here is flier from 2002 where the public was told one thing and now we are doing another,Youngman said. The flier,developed by Citizens for a Healthy Economy,an activist group that promoted a yes vote on the tax,included groups like the Highlands Art League and events like the Avon Park Mall Festival. Group to pursue tourism tax repeal Citizens to begin collecting signatures We are not getting what was promised.BILL YOUNGMAN repeal effort organizer Blue Streak revengeSebring pays back Lake Placid for earlier defeat SPORTS,1DSuper TuesdayWhats at stake in the powerhouse primary PAGE7BModern crime fightingLake Placid police get digital fingerprinting PAGE2A See TOURISM,page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Surrounded by a few pieces from a new race-themed project, artist James Hahn relaxes at his new Sebring gallery located at Majestic Cove in Sebring. By BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Fans at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring are well acquainted with TequilaPatrn the presenting sponsor of the American Le Mans Series, the organizationthat has sanctioned the grand prix of endurance for better than a decade. The muralist for Patrns Platinum Clubat the Sunrise Bank Atlantic Center is James R. Hahn,who owns and operates his newest gallery at Majestic Cove here in Sebring. Patrn executives called James R. Hahn Productions,Hahns company,after seeing examples of his work online. They were looking for an artist to create concepts for their multimillion dollar clubs and bars,he said. Hahn designed a 50-foot mural that now stretches around the top of the Sunrise facility,blending renderings of sports icons with images ofPatrn and Hahn puts a special touch on Sebring culture See HAHN,page 5A Circle of Speed waves green flag on Race festivities News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Both young and old enjoy race cars on display Thursday evening during the Circle of Speed at downtown Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS The Sebring Circle was packed with people Thursday evening during the Circle of Speed, an annual event featuring live music, unlimited beer, brats and historic race cars. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Heartland Riders Association members Doyle Book and Mike Bussell tend to a grill full of bratwursts Thursday. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Max Long Recreation Complex may get revamped Youth Baseball of Sebring gets its proposal approved by the Sebring Council Tuesday. Sebring City Council members will discuss the future of the complex along with other items at the months first meeting. A request from Youth Baseball of Sebring,Inc. has been submitted to the city for partnership in the improvement of current dugouts and bleacher seating at the complex off Lakewood Road. The organization hopes to get the City of Sebring on board as a partner along with the Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee Council to discuss Max Long, Circle improvements See SEBRING,page 7A