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Title: The news-sun
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 03-06-2011
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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING New United Way of Central Florida director in Julie Fells has only been on the job about four months but already feels as though the organization can be much more than it is today. Fells, a Highlands County native who took over the director position this winter, came into the position right in the middle of the campaigns and decided to tackle the large task head on. "I started doing the campaigning myself," Fells said. "The previous director stepped down and I just stepped right in. "The campaigns are doing really well, pretty good so far. We are just above last year's total already," Fells said. United Way of Central Florida has been investing charitable gifts and donations into services that help change the lives of residents in Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties. United Way focuses on education, income and health, and the campaigns that Fells is now running helps to make huge contributions to many different partnerships. "We have 17 total organizations that we work with and service, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Early Learning Coalition, and Ridge Area Arc," Fells explained. Dragon Domination PAGE1CFreshen your lookPAGE1DMother, daughter team upPAGE1BNEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, March 6, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 28 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 80 53Complete Forecast PAGE 8A Thundershower Forecast Question: Do you think gasoline will top $4 per gallon soon? Next question: Is the special meeting called by Avon Park's mayor necessary? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries David Amburn Age 59, of Avon Park Carmela Guzman Age 11, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 6A News-Sun subscriber Steve Anguetill Sebring Good Morning To Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 84.3% No 15.7% 099099401007 Total votes: 83 Arts & Entertainment3D Business1B Chalk Talk7D Classifieds5B Community Briefs2A Community Calendar6C Crossword Puzzle2D Dear Abby2D Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscopes2D Lottery Numbers2A News from the Watershed5D Pause and Consider2D Personal Finance1B Police Blotter2A School Menus7C Sports On TV2B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com News-Sun photo by SCOTTDRESSEL Smoke billows out of an Indian Avenue home Friday morning. Nobody was injured in the fire, which required firefighters from three departments to extinguish. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Just before 7:20 a.m. on Friday morning, Katherine Staelens was sleeping in the living room when she heard a loud cracking noise in the kitchen of her rental home at 1301 Indian Drive. "I heard a loud crack, like glass breaking. Then I heard (her 4year-old daughter) Sierra crying," she said. I woke up and all I saw was smoke and fire." Katherine, her husband Mike, and their two young children, Sierra and 2-year-old Michael, recently relocated to Sebring from West Palm Beach when Mike Staelens started a new managerial position at the Chateau ƒlan. "I had just made it to work. She called me at 7:35 a.m. and I rushed back over here," Mike Staelens said. The West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department was first on the scene, and quickly got aid from the DeSoto City VFD and the City of Sebring fire departments, as well as Highlands County Fire Services and the Highlands County Sheriff's Office. The streets were filled with neighbors and onlookers who offered assistance to the couple and described the incident. Tori Mom, kids and dog escape from house fire in Sebring I woke up and all I saw was smoke and fire.'KATHERINESTAELENS fire victim By SCOTTDRESSEL scott.dressel@newssun.comSEBRING Less than two years aft er taking on the task of fixing the Sebrin g Chamber of Commerce, Greg Harris is ready for another challenge. Harris, who is also a county commi ssioner, confirmed on Friday that he is in line to take over as CEO of the Highlan ds County Family YMCA. The YMCAboard of directors must still approve the deal the vote is Monday night but Eric Zwayer, chairman of the YMCAboard, said that Harris was a unanimous decision of the selection committee, which is made up of about half of the board members. "He was clearly on top. He brings so much energy and passion and excitemen t; it's just infectious," Zwayer said Frida y. "He's excited about the Yand excited to d o the same things he did for the chamber an d bring that level of enthusiasm to the Yan d to the members." Zwayer said Mike Martino's rece nt departure as CEO of the YMCAwas a mutual decision. "Mike did a good job. He's been the re for seven years," he said. "I think it w as just time to go in a new direction and he Harris set to take over at YMCA Chamber CEO has to be approved by YMCA board Harris See FIRE, page 4A See HARRIS, page 7A News Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS New United Way director, Julie Fells (right) and board director Robin Scheck spend their morning at The Children's Advocacy Center. The center is one of United Way's partner organizations. Fells has big plans for the United Way organization in the upcoming months. Fells ready to take United Way to new heights See FELLS, page 7A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Bo Alvar ez Foundation's Taste of Sebring is planned today at Sun 'N Lake. The foundation was established in 2007 by Michelle Alvarez in honor of Alvarez's son, Bo, who drowned in 2005 when he was 2. Alvarez was resuscitated and su rvived, but suffered permanent bra in damage due to the incident. Bo's mot her created the foundation to promo te water safety and provide special nee ds children with services. Last year's event, held at the Sun N Lake restaurant brought more than 10 0 people, who all gathered for a wi ne tasting, which raised 3,500 and ben efited the SKY(Specialized Kare f or Youngsters) Program offered at Rid ge Area Arc in Avon Park. This year, the foundation will aga in be held at the Sun N Lake Golf Clu b and guests will be sampling foods fro m local restaurants. The Taste of Sebrin g Taste of Sebring today to benefit Alvarez Foundation See TASTE, page 7A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Park's mayor put out the request on Thursday for a special meeting to discuss department reorganization efforts by City Manager Bruce Behrens. Acall placed to Mayor Sharon Schuler from the News-Sun went unanswered on Thursday, but City Clerk Cheryl Tietjen confirmed that the mayor requested a special meeting for Monday at 5:30 p.m. after an attempt to get one together on Friday failed. The official agenda for the meeting lists "clarification of job descriptions" as the only item for discussion, but an email dated March 3 from Schuler states that she wants to discuss possible budget items and department reorganizations approved by Behrens. "The decision to have a special meeting has been brought about due to the reorganization of Renee's (Green) department again," the e-mail states. Green is the chief financial officer for the city, and Behrens approved a move to allow some of Green's responsibilities, as well as supervision of the city's utility billing, to be passed off to another employee. "It is important that the council understand that the reorganization of this department again, will not effect the budget," Schuler stated in her e-mail. "This is strictly a budget fact finding to assu re the council that the budg et that we set has not been com promised again." An earlier e-mail writt en per the direction of Behre ns and sent to all city depa rtment heads indicates nothin g that would hint that Behre ns broke city policy. "I was asked to inform t he Moves by AP city manager prompt special meeting Behrens See SPECIAL, page 4A

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Page 2ANews-SunSunday, March 6, 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 Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Medical & Nursing Home Malpractice Workers'Compensatioin Social Security Disability Automobile Accidents K A Y L O R R & & K A Y L O R R P A M A R K K K A Y L O R Lawyers, Past and Present. Helping the Injured Since 1968205 S. Commerce Ave € Sebring, Florida 863-382-1900 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Mike Jensen took over as the county extension director from Dr. John Alleyne six weeks ago. Alleyne continues to work as an extension agent here in Highlands County. Jensen interviewed for the position of director in November 2010 While here for the interview he toured Agventure the annual agriculture education event volunteers put on for every third-grader in the county. Then he called his wife. "I've got to get this job," he said he told her, having fallen in love with the county and its attitudes toward agriculture and education. Jensen and his family arrived from the upper peninsula of Michigan the middle of January. He was with the forestry service there, working with fire issues and protecting wild land while developing a relationship with the community. "I've been training all my life for this job," he said, exuding energy and excitement. What with meeting new people, learning the terrain and new routines, and working the county fair, he hasn't stopped since he's arrived. In fact, Jensen drove a chase car Monday, keeping up with a tour bus filled with people visiting county farms and ranches in out of the way places. The extension office has taken over the annual tour so he was doing everything from problem solving to taking out trash. He was excited so many people took advantage of the event. "It's wonderful seeing folks interested in Highlands County agriculture," he said. Jensen's goal is to keep professional growers in the area up to date on best management practices. "It will be better to self-regulate, before regulations are forced from the outside," he said. Jensen also hopes to encourage more backyard gardeners to make use of the extension office services. He wanted to remind everyone the extension office has a dedicated staff, including volunteer Master Gardeners who are on duty from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, ready and willing to answer questions, or give advice. New extension office director enjoying both county and job News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Mike Jensen recently moved from Michigan to take a job as Highlands County extension director. March 2 3711194041x:4Next jackpot $25 millionFeb. 26 5718244953x:5 Feb. 23 41132384049x:4 March 4 223252830 March 3 618262831 March 2 1323252833 March 1 1823272831 March 4 (n) 0067 March 4 (d) 2939 March 3 (n) 6479 March 3 (d) 0745 March 4(n) 79 7 March 4 (d) 79 2 March 3 (n) 13 3 March 3(d) 63 2 March 4 269277 March 1 317232918 Feb. 25 68344013 Feb. 22 211353614 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 Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK An Avon Park High School student was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly selling drugs to another student who had to be transported to the hospital. A15-year-old boy was charged with distribution on an amphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, a second-degree felony, and possession of a prescription drug without a prescription. According to arrest reports, the teen took the drugs from his mother's prescription bottle, and sold the Xanax pills to another student for $4 per pill. Additionally, he had asked the other student to hold the rest of the drugs for him, the report said. The student who purchased the prescription drug took one of the white pills and was unable to walk or stand on his own. Additionally, the student was described as having a "glassy look" in the repor t. After a brief search, fo ur pink and two white pi lls that were identified as Xanax were reported ly found in the pocket of t he student who had taken t he drug. The drugged stude nt allegedly identified the su spect as the one who so ld him the drugs, and aft er questioning by school of ficial, the teen admitted to acquiring and selling t he drugs, wrote APPD offic er Pablo Bermudez, wh o arrested York. The teen was transport ed to the Highlands Coun ty Jail for booking and th en forwarded to the Barto w Juvenile Detention Cente r. The drugged student w as transported to the hospit al by EMS, according to t he arrest report. No further informatio n was available on the st udent that purchased t he drugs. APHS student charged with selling Xanax at school POLICEBLOTTER By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The c itizens in Avon Park may b e faced with a choice w hen it comes to recyc ling, and a new offer m ay save them money e very month. After reading about a p roposal from Republic S ervices Inc. in the N ews-Sun on Wednesday, R egional Sales Manager f or Choice E nvironmental Jim W heatley sent an e-mail t o the city council offeri ng to do it cheaper. "We could save the city t he $93,000 they are p lanning on spending by p roviding the recycling s ervice for free, if the city a grees to a five-year cont ract for both trash and r ecycling," Wheatley told t he News-Sun on T hursday. "I sent an em ail to the mayor, deputy m ayor and the city mana ger. My company will p rovide the 65-gallon c ontainers for free as part o f the deal." City Solid Waste D irector Julian Deleon i nformed city council last w eek that he was looking a t doing the recycling at n o cost to the taxpayers in A von Park, but that he w ould have to eliminate o ne trash truck to do so. Republic offered a c harge $2.28 per month p er residence to pick-up t he recycling, and D eleon. Both companies are o ffering single-stream r ecycling, where the resid ents just have to put all o f their glass, cardboard, p aper and plastic into one c ontainer, but Choice is o ffering to pickup trash o nce a week and recyc ling every other week w hile Republic stated it AP may get another choice for recycling Special to the News-SunSEBRING Of the 16 l ocations checked in T hursday's Alcohol C ompliance Check cond ucted by the Highlands C ounty Sheriff's Office's S afe Neighborhood Unit, f our establishments f ailed. Those failing to comp ly with the law included: F amily Food, 1302 M emorial Drive, Avon P ark (defendant M ohammed Itayin); M &H, 2532 State Road 1 7 North, Avon Park ( defendant Meenaben P atel), J&S Foods, 3008 K emilworth Blvd., S ebring (efendant Lisa H asler) and Circle K, 3 030 U.S. 27, Sebring ( efendant Kathy Gomez). Acompliance check is a tool used by law e nforcement to identify l icensed retailers that sell a lcohol to underage purc hasers. Sellers are aware o f the fact that selling a lcohol to underage indiv iduals is a criminal o ffense. Each vendor not meeti ng the requirements of t he law was arrested and g iven a notice to appear i n court in early March 2 011. If you suspect a busin ess is selling alcohol to u nderage individuals you a re encouraged to contact t he Highlands County S heriff's Office, your l ocal law enforcement a gency, or Crime S toppers at 1-800-226T IPS. Four fail Alcohol Compliance Check See CHOICE, page 7A Tea Party gears up for meetingsSEBRING The Highlands Tea Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 for a discussion on Fair Tax: The Truth and The Facts with Steven Hayes, director of the Florida Fair Tax Educational Association Inc. He will give a presentation and discussion regarding the proposed Fair Tax plan and its details as outlined in HR25, a Bill of Legislation submitted to the 112th Congress on Jan. 5. The group will meet at Quality Inn. Buffet will be served at 5:45 p.m. for $8 plus tax and tip. Reservations are required by Tuesday at jenkan04@gmail.com. The group will also meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, again at Quality Inn, to hear from Mike Barry, Florida Region 16 coordinator of "Campaign for Liberty." He will speak on "Progressivism, the Philosophy," the beginning of the progressive movement. Come at 6 p.m. to enjoy the delicious buffet of ham dinner for only $8. For information call 6990743 or e-mail JLPARZ@embarqmail.com. SHSProject Graduation chicken barbecue March 11SEBRING On Friday, March 11 there will be a chicken barbecue held at Firemen's Field main entrance near the baseball stadium from 4-7 p.m. to help raise funds for this year's Sebring High School Project Graduation. Tickets are $7 per meal and include a half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, roll, cookie and a drink. Carry out and dine in service are available. Walk ups are welcome or tickets can be purchased in advance from Sebring High School and/or by calling 664-9511. There is a home varsity baseball game against Lake Wales for anyone interested in watching a local ball game after their meal. DeMolay serves spaghetti lunchSEBRING The young men of the DeMolay will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the Sebring Masonic Lodge, 1809 Home Ave. Donation is $7. The menu includes salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, dessert and beverage. Tickets are available at the door. Leisure Lakes to dedicate new Volunteer Fire HouseLAKE PLACID The residents of Leisure Lakes and surrouding area are pleased to announce that there will be a "Dedication and Open House" for the new Volunteer Fire House at the corner of Lake June Road and Lake June Boulevard (four miles west of U.S. 27 on Lake June Road). The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. The dedication itself will take place at 11 a.m. with County Commissioner Jack Richie and other county officials. This would be the perfect day for a family outing. Bring the kids out to see the fire engines and other equipment. They'll have a chance to meet those brave men and women who volunteer to protect their homes and neighborhood. Hot dogs and other light refreshments will be served after the dedication. As a show of appreciation, a bronze dedication plaque honoring these volunteers COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 6A 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 Thursday, March 3: Jonathan Robert Abad, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with burglary with assault or battery, two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon and criminal mischief. Richard Lory Brown, 58, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Christopher Andrew Cassel, 19, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference resisting arrest without violence and battery on a law enforcement Continued on page 7A

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 3A 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 Last week, I flew to O regon to attend another w riting workshop there. I f ind myself traveling to that p art of the world a couple of t imes a year to visit my m entors and learn more a bout my craft. When I take these trips, D on arranges the flights for m e. They are usually not d irect flights, which means I h ave to change planes somew here. This time the layover o ccurred in Houston, Texas. My flight to Oregon was u neventful, and the works hop I attended was fantast ic. Little did I know what w as going to happen M onday morning. The first hint of a problem c ame when I tried to use an e lectronic screen to check in. T he screen informed me that t he airline had changed my i tinerary for me, which was c onfusing because I certainly h adn't asked it to do that. Then I read that my flight o ut of Houston was schedu led to take off at 7:40 a.m. A s in, Tuesday morning. As i n, I was not getting home as s oon as I thought. While checking in via c omputer screen is conveni ent, it stinks when you want t o have questions answered. S o I decided to forgo the e lectronic for the human and a sked an employee what was g oing on. What was going on was t hat the plane that was to t ake me to Houston was d elayed about an hour and a h alf. This meant I was all b ut certain to miss the conn ecting Tampa flight, and if I wanted to get back to the S unshine State, I'd have to w ait until Tuesday morning. I tried to be nice to the w oman who told me all this, s ince I'm reasonably certain i t wasn't her fault. She c hecked in my suitcase and a ssured me I would find it in T ampa and that the airline w ould put me up somewhere f or the night. That reassured me a little, s ince I've never spent the n ight at an airport and really d idn't want the experience, e ven if it would make a g reat column. I did wind up having to call a number of people to explain the situation, including my dentist, who was expecting me in for a cleaning. I have to admit I wasn't totally sorry about having to cancel, even if I have a great dentist. Long story short, I missed my connecting flight, along with over a dozen other passengers. We were shuttled over to a cheap hotel which gave us clean rooms to sleep in. Afood voucher got me and a fellow passenger dinner in the hotel's restaurant, which we spent in pleasant conversation. I had to operate with just the clothes on my back and whatever was in my carry-on luggage, which didn't include a hairbrush or a toothbrush. It did, thankfully, include my medications, which was a blessing not only for me but anyone else who was going to encounter me on Tuesday. Fortunately, the Tuesday flight went off without a hitch. I got to the airport earlier than I needed to and whipped through security, which I will admit is handled very efficiently in Houston. By Tuesday afternoon I was back in warm Highlands County (Oregon was great, but warm doesn't describe the temperature up there by any means). I was worn out from the experience but glad to be home. Someday I'd like to visit someplace in Houston besides the airport or a hotel. I ask that you be kind to those disheveled passengers you may sometimes see dragging themselves along in an airport. They might have had their flights changed. Believe me, one day it could be you. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com A few hours in Houston Laura's Look Laura Ware In Tallahassee, nothing could be more in vogue than trimming government spending.But bad things happen when everybody jumps on the bandwagon without looking down the road, as could be the case with a fast-tracked proposal to set strict limits on growth in state revenue. This fad has been tried elsewhere, but its shortcomings forced an eventual rollback. The measure, sponsored by Fort Lauderdale Republican Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff and championed by Senate President Mike Haridopolos, was approved 5-2 along party lines in a subcommittee meeting before the formal start of the legislative session. It would write into the Constitution a new formula capping the amount of taxes and fees the state can collect, to limit the state budget from growing faster than the state's population and inflation. The measure would significantly tighten a constitutional revenue cap in place since 1994. Supporters say SJR 958 patterned after the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR would force responsible spending. The proposal would require excess revenue to be placed in reserve, used to reduce property taxes or put toward education as the plan phases in more restrictive revenue caps in coming years. The current cap prevents the state from raising revenue faster than the five-year average growth of personal income. Legislators can exceed that cap by a two-thirds vote. The proposed amendment would replace the personal income cap with a limit based on a fiveyear population growth average and an increase in the Consumer Price Index, which reflects inflation. Lawmakers would again need a super-majority vo te to override the cap. We're all for importing successf ul ideas from elsewhere. But deep cuts to Colorado's state and local budgets h ad such negative consequences, and so paralyzed that state's economy, th at voters suspended the TABOR reven ue caps for five years. Thankfully, Flori da Senate sponsors modified prior, fail ed attempts to apply the caps to local ta xing bodies as well as the state. Sti ll, locals might correctly fear the measu re could provide a foot in the door f or state lawmakers who want to com e back and tie knots in local purse strin gs as well. ... With such increasingly deep reven ue cuts, how could the state meet emer ging needs, or respond to new opportun ities, when existing responsibiliti es would be so squeezed? ... An editorial from the Miami Herald. Be careful spending cuts aren't too deep EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 3851954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sunhas a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Reader's Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation. Donald Trump, you're hired if'Editor: If you promote America first in all trade deals. If you promote saving America's electoral process by changing the 22nd Amendment to include all elected officials, nationwide to term limits, as the framers desired. If you put T. Bone Pickens as America's "Energy Czar" on your staff, in effect to make America free of foreign energy. You, Donald Trump, are the only person in the Republican party that can run against an incumbent that has a snowball's chance in hell of winning the election in 2012. Without promising the above changes in government, even you, Donald Trump, cannot win. America desperately needs someone to step forward in history to save our democracy. Great men in American history are very rare. They are victims of time and place. This is the time, but are you that man? In the private sector they, the union bosses, have been in bed with the companies for many years. The membership wage scale was reflected in this treason to the working class. However, the public sector unions are completely different. They should never have been allowed to exist. This is a problem only the Supreme Court should address. The teachers, the police, all public sectors should not be dictating to we the people," the taxpayers. This infringes on the very Constitution of these United States. Less than 12 percent of the United States is unionized. That 12 percent is offensive to 88 percent of all Americans who pay the wages to that 12 percent that are way out of line with the 88 percent wages. Americans must demand term limits for all elected officials in future elections. Billie E. Jewett SebringGrateful Scott was not around in 1956Editor: President Dwight Eisenhower put a down payment on the U.S. economy in 1956 by signing the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act. This wise investment in a modern, transformative transportation infrastructure in the form of 41,000 miles of interstate highways enabled the rapid movement of people and goods across the nation and was vital to our astounding economic progress for the next 50 years. Today it is China that is leading the world in a key next-generation transportation technology: high speed rail. China has already built 4,000 miles of rail featuring trains with average speeds of 120 mph or greater, and they plan to build an additional 10,000 miles of high-speed rail connecting all of China's major cities by 2020. And even in present generation transportation, China announced that they will build 45 new airports in the next five years. That's right, five years. Many will be built in poor and rural areas in order to facilitate the development of those regions. What are we doing one may ask? Today, in Florida, we see what dimwitted, highly partisan politicians can do for their constituents: nothing. What can they do for their friends: plenty. These modern day Republicans seem hell-bent on dragging their states and the whole country into some backward looking fiefdom. With anti-union fervor reminiscent of Carrie Nation they are determined to kill the middle class. Not that Florida was ever much of a union state and the near future surely predicts that Florida will remain a low wage state with a regressive governor who worships at the altar of low taxes at all costs. Now we have Governor Scott trying to cut the education budget as well as kill the high speed rail project. California welcomes Florida's share of the federal rail money and bully fo r them. It seems that President Eisenhower was the last Republican with a vision of moving the country forward. We c an all thank God that Governor Scott an d his ilk were not around in 1956. George He in Sebrin g BouquetsCommunity gets behind barbecueEditor: The West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department is thankful for our community members, for their support at our 36th annual barbecue held on Saturday, Feb. 26. We appreciate the donations from the community, especially in these trying economic times. The barbecue is our way of saying thanks to our community, which has s o generously given to us. The department thanks their sponsors: BPGas Station, Cohan Radio Network, Genpak, Sam's Club, Sysco the News-Sun, The Highlands Today, Walmart, Winn-Dixie, Aeromed as well as the countless volunteers, mem bers, board members for their help an d support. We couldn't have done it without you. The winter for the 50/50 drawing was "Chatty" and the two winners of the gas cards were Marge and Cork congratulations. Thank you once again for helping t o make our community event a success West Sebring Volunteer Fi re Department

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Page 6ANews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011www.newssun.com American Golf Cart 2833 Hwy 27 S. € Avon Park (863) 453-CART(2278)2007S Starting at $1595includes top, window & charger, NEW & USED TIRES & BATTERIES BATTERIES:Trojan PowerTron American Over 75 New & Used Carts To Choose From w ill be displayed in the d oorway of the new fire stat ion. Monetary donations of a ny amount would be greatly a ppreciated. The organizat ion hopes to raise enough m oney to offer a scholarship t o a promising student whose g oal is to be a firefighter. C hecks should be made p ayable to LLVFD, Attn: C hief Danny Holmes, 760 H enscratch Road, Lake P lacid, FL33875.Popular sausage roast in the parkLAKE PLACID E veryone's welcome to dine a t a delicious sausage roast i n Highlands Park Estates. C ome enjoy this afternoon o n the shores of Lake I stokpoga at the Highlands P ark Estates Beach Park f rom noon to 3 p.m. Grilled s ausages and hot dogs, b aked beans, salad, dessert a nd beverage will be served. D onation for adults is $5; c hildren, ages 5 to 12, is $2. To get to Beach Park turn e ast from U.S. 27 on County R oad 621 to Highlands Lake D rive (C19), north one and a h alf miles to turn east (right) o n Deerglen to Lake I stokpoga and the beachpark ( Nichele Boulevard centers o n the left before immediatel y turning right). For more i nformation, call 465-2468.Comedy night comes to TanglewoodSEBRING Tanglewood S pecial Events hosts two v ery talented entertainers t oday. The evening will start w ith Patrick and Matilda, c omedy at its best, and then f unny-man headliner Rick S tarr will entertain all with h is comedy show. Patrick and Matilda, Jamaican Me Laugh," feat ures the brilliant comedy s tar "Matilda Jamaica's No. 1 Comedienne" and her sidek ick, Second City-trained P atrick Murray. Also featuring guest pupp eteer, Nicole Murray with A ntonio, the Spanish ant, t his show delivers an incredi ble performance filled with l aughter that will not soon b e forgotten. Both shows are as clean as l ate night TV. Doors and s nack bar opens at 6:15 p.m. T ickets are $10 and are a vailable at the Tanglewood C lubhouse or at the door on s how night. Tanglewood is o ne-half mile north of W almart on U.S. 27. For i nformation, call 402-0763.Gem and Mineral Club meets TuesdaySEBRING On the seco nd Tuesday of each month H ighlands Gem and Mineral C lub holds its meetings at t he Church of Christ, 3800 S ebring Parkway, at 7 p.m. i n the rear fellowship hall. N o meetings during July, A ugust and September. There are no dues or m embership fees and all who a re interested in any form of l apidary, geology, archeolog y, fossils and gemstones are w elcome. Tuesday is the date for a m ost interesting an enlighte ning presentation for attend ees. Lee Fisher, teologist a nd teacher, will talk on Early Man in Florida." There will be opportunit ies for purchasing ores, m inerals, slabs, gems and f ossils from club materials a nd from members who have c ollected and now wish to s hare. The birthstones for March a re aquamarine, which r anges in color from light b lue to dark blue, and h eliotrope (otherwise known a s bloodstone), a dark-green c halcedony with red spots. If y ou have these stones in any f orm, bring them in and disp lay them. Call 453-7054.Knights plan breakfast brunchAVON PARK Knights of Columbus 14717 of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 E. Main St., will have a breakfast brunch today. Cost is $5 per person. Menu is scrambled eggs, biscuit and gravy, sausage, pancakes, apple sauce, orange juice and coffee. In the Grogan Center. For information call 453-4757.Knights plan Tootsie Roll Drive'AVON PARK The Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Grace Council 14717 will initiate its yearly event to assist those individuals with mental or physical disabilities. This campaign is better known as "The Tootsie Roll Drive". Members of the Knights of Columbus will accept donations on Monday and again Monday, March 14 at Walgreen's and Radio Shack. On Saturday March 19 and 26, Knights will also be collecting donations at Winn Dixie. Contributions received are donated to assist persons of all ages with mental or physical disabilities in Highlands County. Every contribution will assist these efforts to help others less fortunate. For information about this event or about joining the Knights of Columbus, call Cesar Pinzon at 452-6787 or Don Sliwicki at 402-0423.Butterfly Friends meet TuesdaySEBRING The Butterfly Friends will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center, Conference Room 3. Bring any seeds, plants or cuttings that you would like to share with the new butterfly gardeners. Make sure your pots and plants are bagged to protect the carpeting in the room. Members will be discussing the penta, milkweed and other plants related to butterfly gardening. For more information, contact Lucy Wheeler at 382-7465 or Betty Podmore at 385-2605.African Violet Society to meetAVON PARK The Heartland African Violet Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The March meeting will feature a guest speaker, Jean Marie Ross, who will present "Growing African Violets My Way". Ross, from Auburndale, is an experienced African violet grower, a member of the Lakeland African Violet Society, the African Violet Council of Florida, the Dixie African Violet Society, and the African Violet Society of America, in which she is a certified senior judge. Meetings are held in the Founders Hall Activities Room at Highland Ridge, 3003 E. Fairway Vista Drive, on the second Thursday of each month. For more information call 385-5765 or email Shirley.b@juno.com. Recreation Club plans eventsSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, at 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this week: Monday Ladies social club, 1 p.m.; shuffleboard scrambles, 1:15 p.m.; carryin dinner, 5:30 p.m.; 50-plus Anniversary Celebration, 6 p.m.; membership meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday Closed Election day. Wednesday Shuffleboard League Awards/Fun Day, 1:15 p.m.; line dancing lessons, 5:15 p.m.; line dancing, 6:15 p.m. Thursday Tate Invitational Parks Tournament, 9 a.m.; bingo, 7 p.m. Friday Mini-shuffleboard tournament, 1:15 p.m. Saturday FSAmeeting and dinner, 9 a.m.; ice cream shuffleboard, 1:15 p.m. For more information, call 385-2966.MARSP meets TuesdaySEBRING The Michigan Association of Retired Personnel (MARSP) will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the conference room at Sebring Public Library. The program will feature the DVD from the Lansing MARSPoffice with legislative issues and health, dental and vision insurance information. With the new governor in Michigan, there may be some changes made for retirees that we need to be made aware of. All retirees from the area are welcome to attend to be kept informed. Call 6556825 if you have questions.NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet on Tuesday at Homer's Smorgasbord in Sebring Square. Lunch is at 11 a.m., followed by the speaker and business meeting at noon. The guest speaker will be a representative of Princess Dianne Tours.Democratic Women host potluck dinnerSEBRING The Democratic Women's Club of Highlands County is hosting a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in celebration of National Women's History Month. The evening's festivities will include Ellis Robinson, chair of Ruth's List. Ruth's List was founded in April 2008. With EMILY's List concentrating on electing progressive Democratic women to the U.S. Congress and other federal offices, Ruth's List carries out the same mission for state and local offices in Florida. The event will be held at the Democratic Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway (next to Ruby Tuesdays) There will be drawings. Like-minded women are invited to attend. Seating is limited. Call 2144680.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke by Naomi at 4 p.m. today. The Sons of the American Legion will meet at 6 p.m. Monday. Bingo is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with an Auxiliary bake sale taking place during the games. For more information and menu selection, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday. For more information and menu selection, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have NASCAR Las Vegas on the screen at 3 p.m. today. Music will be with Wild Bill. On Monday, the Legion meets at 5:30 p.m., the Loyal Order of the Moose officers and House Committee meet at 6:30 p.m., the Women of the Moose meet at 7 p.m. and the Loyal Order of the Moose general meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For more information and menu selection, call 465-0131. SEBRING From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today the Sebring Elks 1529 will be offering a Country Breakfast Buffet (scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, hashbrowns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, fruit bowl, toast, coffee, tea, orange juice, etc.). Cost is $6. For more information, call 4713557. Mardi Gras will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Music by Don and Allen. Tickets: $7. Menu includes shrimp creole, rice and sausage and Mardi Gras cake. There will be prizes for "Best Dressed King and Queen." Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS DAVID CARLAMBURN David Carl Amburn, age 59, passed away March 3, 2011 in Avon Park, Fla. He was born in Palmer, Alaska to Raymond Carl and Naomi M. (Rodewald) Amburn. He was a teacher, and owned and operated the Lake Viola Mobile Home Park. He was of the Presbyterian faith and served in the United States Army. He had been a resident of Avon Park since 1999 coming from Indianapolis, Ind. He is survived by his mother, Naomi Amburn of Avon Park, Fla., and many aunts and uncles. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Avon Park, Fla. Burial will be in Indianapolis, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to the Irvington Presbyterian Church, 55 Johnson Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46219-6460. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida 33825 863-453-3101 CARMELASHIRLEY GUZMAN Miss Carmela Shirley Guzman, 11, of Avon Park, died Tuesday morning, March 1, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. She was born in Arcadia and moved to Avon Park when she was a year old. She was a student at Pa rk Elementary School and a member of the chorus. S he was Catholic and attend ed Our Lady of Grace Cathol ic Church. She is survived by h er parents, Telesforo an d Tuesday Guzman, Avo n Park; two sisters, Gabriel la and Estefani; and two brot hers, Joel and Jesus. Visitation will be he ld Monday evening, March 7, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Fountain Funeral Hom e, Avon Park. AMass of Christian Burial will be o n Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Churc h. Interment will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Fountain Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida 33825 863-453-3134 OBITUARIES Special to the News-SunSEBRING Bill Snyder is Highlands Art League's "March Artist of the Month". Born in South Florida, Snyder attended the University of Florida and later received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Tennessee State University. He did his masters and doctoral work in Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University. After 32 years in public administration as an art teacher, senior high principal, and district executive, he retired in 1990 to pursue his dream of creating oneof-a-kind art pieces. Snyder primarily creates wood sculptures and oil paintings, and is honored to have his work in private collections throughout the United States. Utilizing his fine arts background and a lifelong fascination with the look and feel of wood, he has designed and creat ed numerous full siz ed carousel horses. Over the past 10 years he has gradually shift ed emphasis to designin g equine subjects that foc us on the beauty and excit ement of real horses. On ly recently, he has turned to other subject matter such as flowers and insects. His work is incredib ly detailed and beautiful. B e sure to mark your calend ar and come by to meet Snyd er and view his works of art at the Yellow House Galle ry on 1989 Lakeview Dri ve from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Mar ch 11. Light food, beverage s, and music provided. Fr ee admission to the public. Bill Snyder's multi-talents earn him Artist of Month' designation Courtesy photo Bill Snyder, Highlands Art League's Artist of the Month for March, has over the past 10 years gradually shifted emphasis to designing equine subjects that focus on the beauty and excitement of real horses. News Sun photo by ROBYN BAKALU S Riders make their way down Main Street Saturday morning during a Ride for the Cure Poker Bike Run fundraiser in Avon Park. Wild Turkey Tavern/Great Apes and Awesome Brenda Team Extraordinaire have hosted four fund raisers for the upcoming Avon Park Relay for Life event scheduled for Mother's Day weekend, May 7-8 at the Avon Park High School Football Field. Poker Run for Relay for Life

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Special to the News-SunTALLAHASSEE The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has awarded the last round of homeless grand funding for 2010 totaling $1,979,844 million to local homelessness agencies in Florida to provide emergency housing for individuals and families who are homeless. One of those agencies is in Hardee County. "The award of these grant dollars to local homeless shelter providers will help to ensure safe housing is available to the men, women and children who are without a place of their own to live," said Tom Pierce, director of DCF's Office on Homelessness. The department is assisting 34 local agencies, which operate emergency or temporary housing facilities to serve those who have become homeless. Together, these 34 shelter facilities provide 1,465 beds to accommodate the homeless in 19 Florida counties. These shelters serve a wide range of population groups, from victims of domestic violence, single women with children, unaccompanied youth, families, persons with mental health or substance abuse issues, and adult men and women. The Emergency Shelter Grant awards are used to cover operating costs of the emergency housing, as well as to provide essential supportive services to the people living in the shelter. The grant can also be used to make needed repairs and renovations to the housing facility to ensure that it is safe and secure. The Emergency Shelter Grant is awarded to the Department annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to serve those smaller cities and counties in the state that do not receive this grant directly from the federal agency. Alpha and Ome ga Freedom Ministries w as awarded $95,000. 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"As I got m ore into the process, I got asked by what e nded up being three board members if I w ould consider doing that myself. Originally, t hat wasn't the intent at all, and the more I got a sked about that opportunity, the more I starte d thinking about it." Harris was hired as director and CEO of the Sebring Chamber of Commerce in July 2009. He replaced Sarah Pallone, who left after 15 months at the helm. Pallone took the job following the firing of then-CEO Dan Andrews for financial misconduct in November 2008. That was a challenging job, and the YMCA will have its own set of hurdles. "I really like challenges and the Yhas some challenges. The chamber is in really decent shape, so I thought this would be an opportunity to see if I couldn't help out at the Yand I think I can," Harris said. "I'm really, really excited about it. I do have mixed emotions because I absolutely love the chamber, but we should be able to transition somebody in here pretty quickly I would think." Harris said there are good people working at the YMCA, but "it needs some attention and I think I can get that thing going in the right direction very quickly. That's really the main reason I was excited for the opportunity is that challenge." Zwayer said that like most businesses, the YMCA which has around 1,200 members and a budget of nearly $1 million has struggled somewhat during the recession. "It has been tough. We've seen a reduction in our membership and retention has been an issue," he said. "Greg has a proven track record to be able to right the ship, so to speak. We felt out of almost 70 candidates that he was the man for the job. "There's a lot going on at the Yand t he facilities are very good, but I think wi th Greg's leadership they can be great." Harris said it was tough to make the dec ision to make a move, but he feels the cham ber will be fine. "We've got an outstanding board. O ur financial situation is great," he said. "All t he things that were put in place prior to me an d during my time has really paid dividends f or the chamber." Harris said that, assuming the boa rd approves his hiring, his first day at t he YMCAwould be April 4. Continued from page 1A The campaign total as of today is just at $400,000, according to Fells. The end of the year for United Way is in April and the final meeting will tell the exact amount of funds that have been raised this year. "I'm anticipating about $405,000 to $410,000 for this campaign," Fells said. For many, the campaigning and fund raising is a difficult task and a challenging career choice, but for Fells, it is a welcomed choice. Fells'husband, Sebring City Council hopeful Andrew Fells, is also busy trying to run a successful campaign. "We are both really passionate. I'm passionate about non-profit and he is passionate about government. We understand the time constraints and the schedules and we forgive each other," Fells said with a laugh. Fells is very familiar with the United Way as well as other non-profit organizations and is excited to be a part of it. "I enjoy it and I was brought up around non-profits. My mother worked with one, my uncle is the director of one. Apparently it's in my blood," Fells said with a laugh. Fells previously worked as the director for Boy Scouts of America for Highlands and Hardee counties another big job. "The biggest differen ce between that (Boy Scouts) a nd United Way is this is mo re business sided. With Bo y Scouts I did a lot of progra m planning, camp and grou p planning, but with this it's ne tworking and marketing," Fe lls explained. Fells is quite busy with h er new position, but she is devo ted to making the organizati on and the upcoming events su ccessful, such as the Day of Caring on May 4 when team s from local businesses wo rk together to complete servi ce projects along with partneri ng agencies. "It's a big job and it's fa st paced ,but I enjoy the cha llenges," Fells said. Continued from page 1A e vent will include live music b y the Chuck White & C ompany Jazz Trio. The fundraiser will be f rom 3-6 p.m. The cost is $30 p er person and $50 per coup le. The proceeds will help p rovide educational material about water safety and also subsidize swim classes for children in Highlands County. Call 471-9366 for more information. For more information on the foundation, go to www.boalvarezfoundation.or g Continued from page 1A would alternate pickups weekly. Additionally, Choice is also offering to cut the cost of trash pickup. "I can charge $10.15 per residence, just like in the county. Avon Park has a small amount of trash relatively," Wheatley said. Residents in Avon Park currently pay $20 per month for trash pickup. Deleon said Thursday that he would welcome a presentation to council by Choice, but he was not sure if the reduction in trash pickup would save residents money. "On the surface, it is less for just trash. The city picks up about two cubic yards of brush for residents, and Choice's rates for that are considerably higher," Deleon said. "I would have to look at all the numbers, pickup schedules and services to make sure that there would be a savings, but I would welcome a proposal." Deleon forwarded an email to the News-Sun on Thursday that showed he had invited Choice to contact him and submit a proposal. Continued from page 2A officer/firefighter. Alexis Markita Chandler, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference battery. Deane M. Christophers, 40, of Haines City, was charged with DUI. Gerrard Antoine Coleman, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with grand theft. Kinjonah Omari Coston, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with failure to appear reference driving while license suspended or revoked. Anita Shantay Dunlap, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession and or use of drug equipment. Michael Lawrence Giannino, 34, of Zolfo Springs, was charged with driving while license suspended. Michael Alberto Gonzalez, 24, of Dania, was charged with failure to appear reference DUI. Theresa May Jones, 38, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to purchase. Mark Anthony Lewis, 40, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference driving with license suspended or revoked. Kenneth Algin McGahee, 51, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference driving with license suspended or revoked. Joseph Jude O'Neill, 46, of Sebring, was charged with destroying/tampering with evidence, purchase of marijuana, and possession and or use of drug equipment. Edwin Padilla, 36, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference battery. Ann Marie Phillips, 47, of Sebring, was charged with DUI. Theodore Rashard Roux, 21, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine, resisting an officer without violence and possession and or use of drug equipment. Kathy Layport Sanders, 44, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of probation reference grand theft. Katina Irene Sims, 38, of Sebring, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and battery. C ontinued from page 2A Chamber's Harris is top choice to be new CEOat YMCA News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Regional Sales Manager for Choice Environmental Jim Wheatley shows the 65-gallon single-stream recycling container that he would give to residents of Avon Park for free' if the council signs a five-year contract with his company. Choice wants to offer AP another recycling option Fells leading United Way POLICEBLOTTER Taste of Sebring set for today at Sun 'N Lake Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Acelebration of Women's History Month will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 in South Florida Community College University Center Auditorium, Highlands Campus. The program will present a panel of six successful local women in a variety of fields: Sheriff Susan Benton; Mona Sutphen, executive director of the Highlands Art League; Dr. Melanie Bond of the Center for Great Apes; Dr. Hilary Swain of Archbold Biological Station; Betty Ford-Smith, Highlands County educator and nationally-recognized art collector; and Jennifer Mattison, businesswoman, college instructor, and coowner of Mattison Training Group. Each woman will be asked to speak briefly on her experiences: how she got to where she is, what challenges she faced along the way, how she overcame them, and what message she might bring to the young people of today. The program is a community partnership between the SFCC Humanities/ Social Sciences faculty and the American Association of University Women (AAUC). It is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dr. Charlotte Pressler, English and humanities professor, at 784-7247. SFCC celebrates Women's History Month Hardee County homeless shelter gets DCF grant

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Sebring, Fl 33875863-382-2949 visit us on the web at www.bowyerpt.com Also treating dizziness & balance BOWYERPHYSICALTHERAPY BOWYERPHYSICALTHERAPY 205 US 27 South, Sebring 382-1515 801 US 27 North, Avon Park 453-2525 WAL-MART, SEBRING 385-5371 WAL-MART, AVON PARK 452-7010 WAL-MART, LAKE WALES 676-0569 TODAYThundershower80 / 53Winds: SW at 7-14 mphMostly sunny77 / 55Winds: NNE at 6-12 mphMONDAYMostly sunny and pleasant82 / 59Winds: E at 7-14 mphTUESDAYMostly sunny, breezy and pleasant81 / 61Winds: ESE at 10-20 mphWEDNESDAYPartial sunshine80 / 55Winds: SSW at 10-20 mphTHURSDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Mon. Tue.Today Mon. Tue. Washington Washington 58/35 58/35 New York NewYork 54/39 54/39 Miami Miami 80/64 80/64 Atlanta Atlanta 58/35 58/35 Detroit Detroit 33/17 33/17 Houston Houston 66/45 66/45 Chicago Chicago 36/25 36/25 Minneapolis Minneapolis 26/19 26/19 Kansas City KansasCity 46/32 46/32 El Paso ElPaso 73/50 73/50 Denver Denver 53/24 53/24 Billings Billings 22/7 22/7 Los Angeles LosAngeles 68/52 68/52 San Francisco SanFrancisco 59/49 59/49 Seattle Seattle 43/32 43/32 Washington 58/35 New York 54/39 Miami 80/64 Atlanta 58/35 Detroit 33/17 Houston 66/45 Chicago 36/25 Minneapolis 26/19 Kansas City 46/32 El Paso 73/50 Denver 53/24 Billings 22/7 Los Angeles 68/52 San Francisco 59/49 Seattle 43/32 Strong thunderstorms will roll across parts of the Southeast today, while drenching rain causes ” ooding problems across the mid-Atlantic and New England. Colder air on the back side of the storm will bring some accumulating snow to parts of the interior Northeast, including northwestern Pennsylvania, upstate New York and northern New England. Sunshine will return behind the storm across much of the Plains and Mississippi Valley, along with cool temperatures. The Southwest will remain dry and mild. U.S. Cities National Forecast for March 6Shown 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 Mon. Tue.Today Mon. Tue. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Mon. Tue.Today Mon. Tue. Weather (W):ssunny, pcpartly cloudy, ccloudy, shshowers, tthunderstorms, rrain, sfsnow ” urries, snsnow, iice. Albuquerque 63/40/pc 64/37/pc 53/28/c Atlanta 58/35/r 61/41/s 62/47/pc Baltimore 57/32/r 51/31/s 52/30/pc Birmingham 54/33/pc 64/44/s 64/54/c Boston 54/38/r 39/26/r 42/28/s Charlotte 65/36/r 62/35/s 64/37/pc Cheyenne 42/17/sn 33/8/sn 22/12/sn Chicago 36/25/s 42/28/pc 45/32/c Cleveland 36/15/sn 34/17/s 42/29/pc Columbus 38/22/sn 43/30/s 54/36/pc Dallas 64/45/s 65/56/pc 74/48/c Denver 53/24/c 40/14/pc 31/11/sn Detroit 33/17/pc 37/23/s 39/24/pc Harrisburg 52/28/r 47/23/s 48/26/pc Honolulu 82/69/pc 82/70/pc 82/71/c Houston 66/45/s 68/58/pc 75/63/c Indianapolis 38/26/pc 49/33/s 57/40/c Jackson, MS 54/34/pc 64/47/s 68/61/c Kansas City 46/32/pc 48/33/pc 51/33/c Lexington 46/26/r 50/35/s 60/43/c Little Rock 52/37/s 58/43/pc 60/55/c Los Angeles 68/52/pc 66/46/sh 70/48/s Louisville 46/29/pc 54/38/s 61/45/c Memphis 48/34/pc 57/46/s 62/54/c Milwaukee 32/24/pc 40/28/pc 42/28/c Minneapolis 26/19/c 31/20/sn 36/23/sn Nashville 46/31/pc 58/41/s 64/47/c New Orleans 61/46/pc 66/58/s 73/64/c New York City 54/39/r 46/30/pc 46/34/s Norfolk 66/38/t 50/35/s 54/37/pc Oklahoma City 60/42/pc 58/45/pc 65/35/c Philadelphia 59/37/r 48/28/s 49/31/s Phoenix 78/56/pc 75/52/pc 71/47/s Pittsburgh 41/22/sn 40/23/s 51/32/pc Portland, ME 44/32/r 37/16/sn 37/18/s Portland, OR 50/35/pc 52/37/c 54/41/c Raleigh 68/35/t 59/33/s 64/35/pc Rochester 36/13/sn 32/12/pc 39/19/pc St. Louis 42/29/s 50/36/s 56/47/c San Francisco 59/49/sh 57/43/sh 61/43/s Seattle 43/32/pc 45/36/c 52/40/r Wash., DC 58/35/r 53/32/s 53/35/pc Cape Coral 81/56/t 80/57/s 84/61/pc Clearwater 78/55/t 76/58/s 81/63/s Coral Springs 80/62/t 80/64/s 80/68/pc Daytona Beach 78/49/t 71/55/s 74/60/s Ft. Laud. Bch 80/63/t 80/67/pc 80/69/pc Fort Myers 82/57/t 80/59/s 83/62/pc Gainesville 76/41/t 72/46/s 74/52/s Hollywood 80/63/t 82/65/pc 81/67/pc Homestead AFB 78/62/c 78/65/pc 78/68/pc Jacksonville 76/42/t 67/46/s 72/53/pc Key West 80/66/c 78/69/pc 79/71/pc Miami 80/64/t 80/67/pc 80/68/pc Okeechobee 80/56/t 77/56/s 79/62/s Orlando 80/52/t 76/54/s 81/60/s Pembroke Pines 80/63/t 82/65/pc 81/67/pc St. Augustine 76/46/t 66/55/s 69/57/s St. Petersburg 79/57/t 77/58/s 80/61/s Sarasota 76/53/t 75/55/s 82/60/pc Tallahassee 69/37/t 71/44/s 73/50/pc Tampa 77/57/t 76/56/s 78/60/s W. Palm Bch 82/62/t 79/64/s 80/66/s Winter Haven 81/53/t 76/55/s 81/60/s Acapulco 88/72/s 88/70/s 88/69/s Athens 61/50/c 50/36/r 44/32/r Beirut 72/60/pc 65/54/r 59/51/r Berlin 38/21/s 38/28/s 47/33/s Bermuda 67/65/s 68/62/pc 70/60/r Calgary 10/-4/sn 17/8/pc 27/15/s Dublin 45/32/c 47/34/pc 46/37/pc Edmonton 5/-10/pc 9/-3/s 13/3/s Freeport 80/66/c 78/63/s 78/62/s Geneva 51/33/s 55/38/s 51/38/s Havana 79/63/t 82/64/t 84/65/pc Hong Kong 72/66/c 70/63/r 64/61/r Jerusalem 73/47/pc 57/46/sh 58/42/r Johannesburg 83/55/c 83/54/pc 83/56/pc Kiev 32/23/sf 30/15/pc 28/18/s London 45/34/s 46/32/s 50/39/s Montreal 34/21/sn 27/7/sn 28/14/s Moscow 31/20/sn 25/14/c 27/16/s Nice 65/50/pc 59/41/s 54/40/s Ottawa 30/16/sn 31/8/pc 31/8/s Quebec 34/14/sn 25/3/sn 23/7/s Rio de Janeiro 81/73/sh 81/73/sh 83/74/sh Seoul 46/23/c 41/23/s 45/21/s Singapore 88/77/t 88/75/t 88/75/t Sydney 74/63/pc 77/64/pc 84/68/s Toronto 33/16/sn 36/15/s 32/17/pc Vancouver 46/33/s 47/33/pc 45/37/r Vienna 42/23/pc 38/26/s 45/35/s Warsaw 34/15/sf 31/21/pc 34/22/s Winnipeg 12/-12/sf 9/-9/s 16/3/pc A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High .............................................. 9:25 a.m. Low ............................................... 3:05 a.m. High .............................................. 9:47 p.m. Low ............................................... 3:20 p.m. Mostly cloudy today with a shower or thunderstorm around, mainly later. A shower or thunderstorm around during the evening; otherwise, mainly clear tonight. Mostly sunny tomorrow. Tuesday: mostly sunny and pleasant. A storm that had caused ” oods on the West Coast hit farther east on March 6, 1983. A tornado at Monroe, N.C., derailed a train. A shower or thunderstorm around today, mainly later. Winds west-southwest 7-14 mph. Expect 2-4 hours of sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation and average humidity 65%. € 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. FirstFullLastNew Mar 12Mar 19Mar 26Apr 3 Today Monday Sunrise 6:45 a.m. 6:44 a.m. Sunset 6:30 p.m. 6:31 p.m. Moonrise 7:24 a.m. 7:56 a.m. Moonset 8:14 p.m. 9:05 p.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2011Jacksonville 76/42 Gainesville 76/41 Ocala 77/44 Daytona Beach 78/49 Orlando 80/52 Winter Haven 81/53 Tampa 77/57 Clearwater 78/55 St. Petersburg 79/57 Sarasota 76/53 Fort Myers 82/57 Naples 80/61 Okeechobee 80/56 West Palm Beach 82/62 Fort Lauderdale 80/63 Miami 80/64 Tallahassee 69/37 Apalachicola 68/41 Pensacola 60/42 Key West Avon Park 80/53 Sebring 80/53 Lorida 80/55 Lake Placid 82/54 Venus 82/54 Brighton 81/56 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 2:36 a.m. Low ............................................... 8:32 a.m. High .............................................. 2:31 p.m. Low ............................................... 9:05 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. 4 5 4 1 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 80/66 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 12.05 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Tuesday ......................................... 84 Low Tuesday .......................................... 59 High Wednesday .................................... 79 Low Wednesday .................................... 53 High Thursday ....................................... 80 Low Thursday ........................................ 52Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 57% Expected air temperature ....................... 78 Makes it feel like .................................... 79BarometerTuesday ...............................................30.12 Wednesday .........................................30.17 Thursday .............................................30.19PrecipitationTuesday ...............................................0.43Ž Wednesday .........................................0.00Ž Thursday .............................................0.00Ž Month to date ..................................... 0.43Ž Year to date ......................................... 3.30Ž

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BUSINESS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, March 6, 2011 SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. EXPIRES 3/12/11PLUS TAX, TAG, & STATE FEES. www.WellsMC.com RAMUS 27 between Avon Park and SebringAVONPARK&SEBRING453-6644 LAKEPLACID&OTHERCITIESTOLLFREE1-888-453-6644 NO DEALER FEES Since 1931 RACE IN FOR SAVINGS # DX016B 2008 DODGE AVENGER RT#CX107A1 2003 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY#TX128A 2007 T OYOTA FJ CRUISER 4X4#X0148 #CY010 A 2008 JEEP COMPASS #CX130A 2007 DO DGE RAM 3500 MEGACAB DIESEL#TY041B #TX126A 2004 CHRYLER TOWN & COUNTRY#CY023A 2003 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT2003 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY LXI 2005 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT #CX1184 $ 32888 $ 11555 2006 CHRYSLER 300C $ 21888 $ 9388 $ 17888 $ 15888 $ 13888 $ 16888 2007 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN2007 HUMMER H3 $ 16555Nice $ 12888 $ 13488 $ 9888 #JY004B #X0161 CLEAN CERTIFIED ONE OWNER LOW MILES CREAM PUFF VERY CLEAN LEATHER LOADED NICE ONE OWNER CERTIFIED PEACEOF MIND HEMI SWEET RACE IN FOR SAVINGS By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Amother and daughter t eam have recently opened a new fulls ervice beauty salon in Sebring. Located a t 1101 Lakeview Drive directly across f rom the CVS, Innovations Hair Salon is a new twist on an old idea. "We had a salon before in S pringLake. We want everyone to know w e didn't leave, we just moved," said O lga Archo, mother in the stylist duo. The former salon, Olga's Hair Salon, w as in business from 1993 until this past J anuary. Innovations opened its doors o n Jan. 1. The past two months, daught er Nikki Louie, has been eagerly taking o n the difficulties of starting a new busin ess. "I love challenges, so to me there is n othing really hard'about starting s omething new," said Louie. Louie has been in business in Sebring f or the past six years and has 20 years of e xperience. Mother Olga has been s tyling hair her entire working life. The s alon also offers the services of Greg M artin, a part-time stylist with more t han 30 years of experience. The duo expressed their enthusiasm i n "transforming" their clients hair and g iving them just what they had hoped f or and more. The salon specializes in Redkin, M atrix and Chi products and offers r azor cuts, highlights, cuts, coloring, perms, various relaxers and the recently popular Brazilian Keratin straightening. The salon also specializes in hair replacement, waxing and permanent make-up all done in a private room. The staff at Innovations is also bilingual. The owners, Archo and Louie, will soon be adding massage and nail to their list of services. The salon itself is tranquil and inviting with plenty of space and great views as it sits adjacent to Lake Jackson. Innovations accepts walk-ins or appointments. Innovations Hair Salon is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.5 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.2 p.m. Appointments and inquires can be made by calling 382-2264. Mother, daughterteam up in new location News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Owner of Innovations Hair Salon, Olga Archo, removers curlers from client Viola Johnson's hair. Archo along with her daughter, Nikki Louie, are the owners of Innovations. The salon opened its doors two months ago. Special to the News-SunLAKELAND MidFlorida C redit Union is searching for a stud ent between the ages of 17 and 22 t o oversee its new social media prog ram as part of its teen initiative. The part-time position offers g reat pay and the equipment necess ary to do the job a flip video r ecorder and laptop and involves w riting blogs and posting videos geared towards existing and potential youth account holders. Additionally, the spokesperson will help create and host fun teen-oriented events in the credit union's service area. "We want to establish a meaningful connection with the youth in our communities and the best way to accomplish that is through someone their own age," stated Jill Davis, MidFlorida's senior vice president of marketing. "We're looking for someone who can not only identify with the younger generation, but will be able to post videos and blogs based on financial topics of interest to them." Along with plans to revamp and rebrand their existing youth account, MidFlorida is currently developing a new website that will be specifically designed for their younger audience and will be the forum for the new youth spokesperson's position. "Our goal with the new website and youth spokesperson is to provide a source of information and guidance to help them achieve financial independence and responsibility," Davis said. Interested candidates will need to upload a video, preferably on a financial tip or subject relevant to a young person's experience wi th banking, and a writing sampl e. Candidates may also submit a resume, although not required. To find out more specifics abo ut the contest to win this job, vi sit www.doyoufitthebill.com. The application deadline for t he job is April 1. MidFlorida seeks youth spokesperson for social media program Before the housing crisis, it wasn't uncommon for people to raid their home-equity piggybanks to pay off bills. Plummeting home values and tougher lending standards helped curb that practice, leading some people to engage in a far more disturbing habit: borrowing or withdrawing money from their retirement accounts to cope with financial hardship. There may be times when a loan or withdrawal from an IRAor 401(k) plan is your best or only option, but you should be aware of the possible impacts to your taxes and long-term savings objectives before raiding your nest egg. Many 401(k) plans let participants borrow from their account to buy a home, pay education or medical expenses, or prevent eviction or mortgage default. Generall y, you may be allowed to borrow up to half your vested balance up to a maximum of $50,000 or less if you have other outstanding 401( k) loans. Loans usually must be repaid within five years although the dead line may be extended if it's used to pu rchase your primary residence. If you leave your job, even involuntarily, you must pay off the loan immediately (usually with in 30 to 90 days) or you'll owe income tax on the remainder as well as a 1 0 percent early distribution penalty if you're under ag e 59 12. You might be tempted t o reduce your monthly 401( k) contribution, significantly reducing potential longterm savings. Think twice before tapping retirement plans Personal Finance Jason Alderman See DRAWING, page 3B CLASSIFIEDSPAGE5B

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Page 2BNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011www.newssun.com EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP FOR SEBRING CITY COUNCIL Promoting Cooperative Government Reasonable, Responsible Growth Promoting Cultural & Recreational Activities Fiscal Responsibility in Fees, Taxes & Budget Promoting Safety & Security for all City Residents Paid political advertisement by Bud Whitlock Campaign, approved by Bud Whitlock for City Council. Courtesy photo A llstate agents (back row, from left) Jason Andrews, Allan Dixon, Max Duke and (front row, from left) John Snyder and Jessica Hartline are shown presenting Linda Crowder (seated, far right) from the Children's Museum of the Highlands with checks totaling $5,000 as part of The Allstate Foundation Agency Hands in the Community' program. BUSINESS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Allstate agents Jason A ndrews, Allan Dixon, Max Duke, John S nyder and Jessica Hartline were on hand last w eek to present Linda Crowder from the C hildren's Museum of the Highlands with c hecks totaling $5,000 as part of The Allstate F oundation "Agency Hands in the C ommunity" program. The program, which began in 2003, recogn izes Allstate agents'volunteerism within the c ommunity and provides financial support to o rganizations through The Allstate F oundation. The Children's Museum of the Highlands, a 501 (3) corporation, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The museum provides a place for preschool and elementary age children to play and learn through a variety of hands on exhibits. Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation. The Allstate Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations on community initiatives that promote "safe and vital communities," "tolerance, inclusion, and diversity" and "economic empowerment." Teen driving and empowering victims of domestic violence have been priorities for the Foundation since 2005. Allstate Foundation makes donation to Children's Museum Special to the News-SunSEBRING Historic D owntown Sebring's monthl y Gallery Walk will be from 5 -8 p.m. Friday, March 11. D uring Gallery Walk, many D owntown Sebring merc hants offer extended hours s o attendees can shop in S ebring's charming bout iques and art galleries just in t ime for spring. Street vend ors will offer art and jewelr y along the sidewalks. B elow are some additional d etails specific for this M arch event: Mention this article at Full C ircle Gallerie and receive a n additional 5 percent off the storewide discount being offered Friday night. Gene Brenner Pottery & Craft Gallery on the Circle has a great selection of art works that has just arrived. Browse the new glass, wood, metal, puzzle boxes, hand made paper items and some really funky jewelry while enjoying wine and snacks. Participating Gallery Walk merchants include: Le Attique, Front Porch Dogs, Brenner Pottery & Gallery, Wild Artist Jewelry, Janet King Studio, Linda's Books, Children's Museum of the Highlands, Happy Owl, Steve and Company, Circle Salon, Captain Ron's Mercantile, Highlands Art League, Frames & Images, Sebring Antiques, Still Chic Consignment Boutique, Carrillo's Closet, Liz & Co, Kathy's Consignment, Etcetera, The Pier Group, Full Circle Gallerie and Net Patrol. Most offer fantastic giveaways and promotions during the event, which provides a unique shopping opportunity for attendees. For more information about Gallery Walk, visit www.GalleryWalkSebring.co m. Gallery Walk gears up for March Special to the News-SunSEBRING Jen Brown of K eller Williams Realty of H ighlands County was n amed a Cultural A mbassador by Keller W illiams Realty during an a ward ceremony held at the c ompany's annual convent ion in Anaheim, Calif., on F eb. 23. "We are proud to see Jen B rown honored as a Keller W illiams Cultural A mbassador," says Team L eader/Broker Jarrod Davis. Her work for others and p rojects are too numerous to m ention, which includes supp orting the March of Dimes, H ospice House, Hansen H ouse, annual scholarship p ledge drive, fire department f undraisers, Sebring Thunder C ar Show, Sebring Chamber, D owntown Sebring C ommittee, feeding the h omeless, and currently coc hairs the marketing for the u pcoming Sebring C entennial Celebration. S ebring is turning 100 years o ld in 2012 and there is going to be a full year of celebrations that Jen Brown will be involved with. "Jen Brown also provides free notary services to the community, and has offered a free cupcake at the local Gourmet Cupcake Shop for her customers on their birthday. Call her at 655-5554 for details. Her contributions to KWCares and our office, has made her a cultural leader in our office, so we are thrilled to see the company recognize what we have known." This honor is given to associates from each Keller Williams region each year who have demonstrated what it means to live and grow the company culture. Keller Williams culture can be encompassed in the idea that work is never more important than family, and the idea of succeeding in business by serving customers rather than self interest. "The Keller Williams culture has always been an important part of who we arein every decision we make at Keller Williams Realty of Highlands County, in fact, it is the main reason I joined this incredible company. This honor puts a wonderful spotlight on us all," Brown said. "I look forward to continuing to grow our culture, spreading the word about Keller Williams Realty and helping people in our community." Once chosen as a Cultural Ambassador, the honoree is challenged to help to continue to grow, inspire and motivate locally, while assisting with action plans for regional success. "I am honored and I take on the challenge," Brown said. Located at 2359 U.S. 27 South in Sebring, Keller Williams Realty of Highlands County opened in 2005 and has 40 associates that are available to serve all your real estate needs. To learn more about Keller Williams Realty, call Jarrod Davis at 386-4141 or visit www.kw.com. Brown named Cultural Ambassador for Keller Williams Realty Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Publix S upermarkets and Home I nstead Senior Care are role m odels for how older cust omers, clients and employe es should be treated. The West Central Florida A rea Agency on Aging, ( WCFAAA) has announced t he winners of the 2011 S enior-friendly Business of t he Year Awards, with Publix S upermarkets taking the l arge-business award and H ome Instead Senior Care of T ampa/Brandon receiving the s mall-business award. "We created this award as a way to recognize those b usinesses that go out of their w ay to treat seniors well," s aid Patty Suarez, Vice P resident of Marketing and C ommunications for W CFAAAand coordinator of t he awards process. "Our c ommunity has some shining e xamples of how business c an and should be done as it r elates to older workers, cust omers and clients. Publix a nd Home Instead have stell ar records in all these areas." The public was asked to n ominate "Senior-friendly" b usinesses that operated w ithin the areas served by WCFAAA: Highlands, Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee and Polk counties. "These two nominations rose to the top, not only for providing good service to their older customers and clients, but also for going out of their way to support older workers and needy seniors in the community. We are lucky to have these companies doing business in our community," Suarez adds. Highlights of the Publix nomination included their dedication to older workers, rewarding longevity of service, preparing employees for retirement and support charities that serve older adults, including the Polk Senior Games. Home Instead's nomination outshone others due to their hiring practices for older workers and for spearheading the Be a Santa to a Senior project, where they collected and delivered gifts to 500 lonely and isolated seniors during the holiday season. The Senior-friendly Business of the Years were presented by WCFAAA's board chair, Emma Hemness, PAat their annual gala and awards luncheon held at Pepin Hospitality Centre in Tampa on Feb. 1. Accepting the award for Publix Supermarkets were Shannon Patten, Media and Community Relations Manager and John Campbell, District Manager. Accepting the award for Home Instead was Kristi Campbell, owner of the Tampa and Brandon office of Home Instead. For more information about the Senior-friendly Business of the Year Award and other WCFAAAinitiatives, contact Patty Suarez at (813) 676-5616 or Patty.Suarez@gmail.com. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 3B Dear Registered Voter, This is a sample of the Optical Scan Paper Ballot that will be used for the March 8, 2011 City of Sebring Election. When you vote an Optical Scan Paper Ballot, you are actually “lling in (darkening) an oval on a paper ballot. The Golden Rule when voting an Optical Scan Paper Ballot is: COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVALŽ. Please remember this Golden Rule and follow it exactly. You will be furnished a marking device at the voting location. Mark this ballot and take it with you to use as a guide when you go to vote We will also have a Touch Screen Voting System at each precinct which will be used only for the disabled voter(s), and workers will be available to instruct you on the use of either system. Other points of interest that voters need to be aware of: EARLY VOTING: Early Voting will be conducted between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each weekday, beginning on Monday, February 21st and ending on Friday, March 4th, at the Supervisor of Elections Of“ce located at 580 South Commerce Ave., Room A201, Sebring. VOTING ON ELECTION DAY: The following polling places will be open on March 8, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Precinct(s) 7, 11S … Sebring Elks Lodge, 2618 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring Precinct(s) 8, 15S … Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring Precinct 9 … Boys and Girls Club, 111 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sebring Precinct 10 … Sebring Masonic Lodge, 1809 Home Ave., Sebring SPECIALNOTE: Voters registered in Precinct 11S will go to the Sebring Elks Lodge (Precinct 7) to vote and voters in Precinct 15S will report to the Sebring Recreation Club (Precinct 8) (listed above) to vote during this city election only. Be sure to check your voter card to see which precinct you live in. If you have a question about your polling location, please call the Election Of“ce at 863-402-6655. VOTER REGISTRATION AND ADDRESS CHANGES: To vote in this City of Sebring Election, you must have been a quali“ed registered voter in Florida by February 7, 2011 and you must be currently residing inside the City Limits of Sebring. If you were already registered in Florida prior to February 7, 2011 and you moved into the City of Sebring from another Florida County, or you moved within Highlands County from one address to another address inside the City of Sebring, you will be allowed to change your address and vote. If you moved into the City of Sebring from another State and did not register in the City of Sebring by February 7, 2011, you will not be allowed to vote in this election. ID REQUIRED: You must produce PICTUREANDSIGNATURE IDENTIFICATION before you will be allowed to vote. If you cannot produce picture and signature identi“cation, you will be required by law, to vote a provisional ballot. SIGNATURE UPDATES: If your signature has changed since you registered to vote, you may need to provide a signature update to the Elections Of“ce. Signatures on petitions and absentee ballots are always checked against the original voter registration signature, and it is the responsibility of the voter to be sure the signature is updated when it changes. If you need to update your signature, please call the Election Of“ce at 863-4026655 to have a form sent to you. If you have any other questions or you need to order an absentee ballot, please call the Supervisor of Elections Of“ce at (863) 402-6655. SAMPLE BALLOTOFFICIALBALLOT CITY OF SEBRING ELECTIONHIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA MARCH 8, 2011Kathy Haley City Clerk, City of Sebring 401(k) plan and IRAwithd rawals. Many 401(k) plans a llow hardship withdrawals t o pay for certain medical or h igher education expenses, f unerals, buying or repairing y our home or to prevent evict ion or foreclosure. You'll o we income tax on the withd rawal and often the 10 p ercent penalty as well. Unlike employer plans, w ith traditional IRAs you're a llowed to withdraw from y our account at any time for a ny reason. However, you'll p ay income tax on the withd rawal and often the 10 p ercent penalty as well. With Roth IRAs, you can w ithdraw contributions at any t ime, since they've already b een taxed. However, if you w ithdraw interest earnings b efore 59 12, you'll likely f ace that 10 percent penalty. Further tax implications. W ith 401(k) and traditional I RAwithdrawals, the money i s added to your taxable i ncome, which could bump y ou into a higher tax bracket o r even jeopardize certain tax c redits, deductions and e xemptions tied to your adjusted gross income (AGI). All told, you could end up paying half or more of your withdrawal in taxes, penalties and lost or reduced tax benefits. Losing compound earnings. Finally, if you borrow or withdraw your retirement savings, you'll lose out on the power of compounding, where interest earned on your savings is reinvested and in turn generates more earnings. You'll lose out on any gains those funds would have earned for you, which over a couple of decades could add up to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost income. Bottom line: Think long and hard before tapping your retirement savings for anything other than retirement itself. If that's your only recourse, be sure to consult a financial professional about the tax implications. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 4, 2011, go to www.practicalmoneyskills.com/summit2011 Continued from page 1B Special to the News-SunSEBRING The financial-services firm Edward Jones once again has been named a top company for training, ranking No. 11 on Training magazine's 2011 Training Top 125 list, according to Edward Jones financial advisors in the Sebring area. Edward Jones has been recognized on the list for 11 years in a row, dating back to the debut of the Training Top 50 in 2001. Edward Jones not only moved up the ranking dramatically to No. 11 this year from No. 31 in 2010 but also received special recognition for achieving one of the top scores in the evaluation and businessmetric section of the firms application. The 2011 rankings and special recognitions were announced at a Feb. 7 awards dinner during the magazines Training 2011 Conference and Expo in San Diego. "Edward Jones works constantly to provide our industry's best client ser vice," said Edward Jon es managing partner James D. Weddle. "Training throug hout our careers helps us deliver that. Edward Jon es is being recognized f or doing what it believes is right for our clients, t he firm and for those of us who work here." The firm has consistent ly earned high marks as an employer of choice in oth er national rankings. For t he 12th year, Edward Jon es was named one of Fortu ne magazine's "100 Be st Companies to Work F or 2011." The firm took t he No. 11 overall spot on t he prestigious list, also w as named to the No. 2 spot f or large companies and w as the highest ranking fina ncial-services firm. For t he third time, Edward Jon es financial advisors rank ed the firm Highest in Employee Advis or Satisfaction amon g Financial Investme nt Firms, according to t he 2010 study by J.D. Pow er and Associates. Edward Jones ranks No. 11 in Training Top 125' BUSINESS Special to the News-SunSEBRING United Way o f Central Florida-Highlands C ounty Division recently cele brated Publix Appreciation D ay by having board memb ers and partner agencies v isit all Highlands County P ublix locations. Publix represents nearly a t hird of the United Way camp aign, pledging more than $ 126,000. United Way doll ars raised in Highlands C ounty stay here in this comm unity and are distributed to a gencies that provide prog rams in the areas of educat ion, income, and health. Currently, United Way f unds 23 programs provided b y 17 agencies. Because Publix associates g ive so generously, United Way is able to fund critical programs to the people of Highlands County. United Way will have its annual meeting on April 20 where more than 50 local businesses, like Publix, that run workplace campaigns will be recognized. Campaign co-chair Dusty Johnson said, "We are currently at 98 percent of our goal, which is just over $400,000. I'm confident that we'll have an increase over last year." With the current economy, many of the local agencies are having increased demands for their services, but have experienced cuts from different funding sources. If you have any questions regarding United Way or running a workplace campaign, contact the Highlands County director, Julie Fells, at 4533401 or e-mail julie.fells@uwcf.org. United Way thanks Publix employees Courtesy photo United Way of Central Florida-Highlands County Division recently celebrated Publix Appreciation Day by having board members and partner agencies visit all Highlands County Publix locations. Publix named Senior-friendly Business of the Year Drawing from 401(k) can have its drawbacks Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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Perfect for entertaining!4297 North Course Ln.$274,900 GOLF VIEWS TOO! HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDAFULL COST OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICESFISCAL YEAR 2009-2010SECTION 62-708,FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODECOLLECTION: RESIDENTIAL$63.98 NON-RESIDENTIAL (1) DISPOSAL: RESIDENTIAL$93.17 NON-RESIDENTIAL (1) RECYCLING: RESIDENTIAL$21.47 NON-RESIDENTIAL (1) TOTAL COST PER USER$178.62 NOTES:(1) The county did not regulate non-residential users. (2) Tipping fees per ton for solid waste services during the 2009-2010 fiscal year were as follows:COST ELEMENTS COST PER USER Yard Trash$25.00 Construction/ Demolition Debris$25.00 Tires$100.00 Asbestos$150.00 Special to the News-SunTAMPA The U.S. Special O perations Command P arachute Demonstration T eam, known as the ParaC ommandos, are scheduled t o perform a free fall parac hute demonstration on M arch 12 during the Peace R iver Electric Coop annual m eeting at PRECO Park. The team is comprised of a ctive duty military or D epartment of Defense civili ans assigned to U.S. Special O perations Command at M acDill Air Force Base in T ampa. Most are combat veterans w ith Special Operations b ackground. Many served w ith the U.S. Army Special F orces, commonly known as t he elite Green Berets, while o thers served with U.S. Army R angers, the world's premier l ight infantry fighting force. The U.S. Air Force is well r epresented with specialized c ombat controllers, para-resc ue men and combat air c rewmen. The U.S. Navy is repres ented with U.S. Navy S EALs and Special Warfare C ombat Crewmen, and the U .S. Marine Corps is repres ented by Special Operations M arines. Special Operations C ommand was established in 1987 to bring Special Operations from all the services under one command headquarters. Special operators are highly skilled and trained in a variety of military missions ranging from direct combat to humanitarian assistance. The command has approximately 57,000 active duty, Reserve and National Guard soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and DoD civilians assigned to the headquarters, its four components and one sub-unified command. On any given day, more than 12,000 Special Operations Forces are deployed to more than 70 countries worldwide. Special Ops Parachute Team to participate in PRECO annual meeting BUSINESS Courtesy photo The U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, known as the Para-Commandos, are scheduled to perform a free fall parachute demonstration on March 12 during the Peace River Electric Coop annual meeting at PRECO Park in Hardee County. Associated PressTAMPA Federal officials are expecting a record year for U.S. agriculture exports. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says f arm and food products are expected to reach a record $135.5 billion in fiscal year 2011, w hich ends in September. Vilsack told The Associated Press that U.S. agriculture may have its best export year ever. Compared to fiscal 2010, export value is expected to grow 25 percent. Vilsack spoke Friday in Tampa at the Commodity Classic, a large convention and trade show for the U.S. corn, soybean, wheat, and sorghum industries that draws some 4,500 farmers from around the nation. Feds: US food, farm exports could have record year

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, March 6, 2011Page 5B 3 3 3 1 0 0 H w y . 2 7 7 S o u t h S e b r i n g , F L L 3 3 8 7 0 EOEE-mail:resumesebring@crosscountry-auto.com863-402-2786HIRING SUPERVISORS F o r r e m p l o y m e n t o p p o r t u n i t i e s s c a l l ƒC o m e e J o i n O u r W i n n i n g g T e a m A l s o o H i r i n g F u l l l & & P a r t t T i m e C u s t o m e r r S e r v i c e A s s o c i a t e s 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001433 DIVISION: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-NC1, Plaintiff, vs. ELIZABETH ANN CRISAFULLI, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 14, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001433 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006-NC1, is the Plaintiff and Elizabeth Ann Crisafulli, Jeffrey Crisafulli, a/k/a Jeffrey A. Crisafulli, Manor Hill Owners' Association, Inc., a/k/a Manor Hill Property Owners Association, Inc., Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 24th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 266, OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2501 SUNRISE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 15th day of February, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k March 6, 13, 2011 Lot 8, Block 1, PLACID PLAZA, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 23, 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 located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes (2004), at 11:00 a.m., on the 14th day of March, 2011. NOTICE: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. SIGNED this February 9, 2011. (SEAL) ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk February 27; March 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 09-1547-GCS HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK, a national banking association, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN S. HAILE, Individually and JOHN S. HAILE AS TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN S. HAILE REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 18, 1991 a/k/a the JOHN S. HAILE REVOCABLE TRUST UTD 7/18/91, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: IN THE COUNTY CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-00039 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF11 Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA L. TALLEY, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: A PART OF THE W 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SEC. 27, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL AND GO NORTH ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY THEREOF A DISTANCE OF 264 FEET; THENCE GO EAST AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY THEREOF A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE EAST AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY TO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID PARCEL; THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL; THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY 166.21 FEET; THENCE NORTH AND PARALLEL TO THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID POINT OF BEGINNING LESS DEDICATED ROAD RIGHT OF WAY ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF PROPERTY. and commonly known as: 1218 CAMARO DR., SEBRING, FL 33872; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on MARCH 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 22nd day of February, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk February 27; March 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-484GCS DIVISION: AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING, INC., Plaintiff, vs. MAHABIR PURAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 14, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-484GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc., is the Plaintiff and Mahabir Puran, John Doe n/k/a Roberto Madina, City of Sebring, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 24th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 13, BLOCK 58, OF ORIGINAL TOWN OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART. A/K/A 217 MANGO STREET, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 15th day of February, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001604 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. LARRY W. LANGMAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 14, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001604 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and LARRY W. LANGMAN; SHELLY D. LANGMAN; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THAT PORTION OF LOTS 4 AND 5, LYING NORTH OF STATE ROAD 621 RIGHT-OF-WAY, LOT 6, LESS STATE ROAD 621 RIGHT OF WAY; ALL OF LOTS 7,8,9,10, AND 11, BLOCK C, BREEZY POINT PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 52, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 917 LAKE JUNE ROAD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on February 15, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAIN Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09104250 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. March 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000217GCS BANKUNITED Plaintiff, vs. INGRID K. MARKLAND, if living and if deceased,any unknown party whomay claim as heir, devisee, grantee, assignee, lienor, creditor, trustee and other claimant, by, through under or against INGRID K. MARKLAND; HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF INGRID K. MARKLAND; JOHN DOE; MARY DOE AND/OR ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 27, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09000217GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. BANKUNITED is Plaintiff and INGRID K. MARKLAND, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF INGRID K. MARKLAND; JOHN DOE; MARY DOE AND/OR ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN; HEARTLAND NATIONALBANK; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash atIN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 759, OF SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 28th day of January, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 11-77 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT D. YOUNG, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT D. YOUNG, SR., deceased, whose date of death was January 21, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 530 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 6, 2011. Personal Representative: Helen Young 1454 Golf View Drive S Avon Park, Florida 33825 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001360 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES MO 2006-HE6 ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES MO 2006-HE6, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL A. SINGLETARY; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 14th day of February, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001360, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES MO 2006-HE6 ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES MO 2006-HE6, is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL A. SINGLETARY; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 15th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 92-93, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 88, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 15th day of February, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk February 27; March 6, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-63 IN RE: ESTATE OF PETER SCHEMM Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Peter Schemm, deceased, whose date of death was January 8, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 27, 2011. Personal Representative: Alfia Schemm 57 Primrose Road Hardwick NJ 07825 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com February 27; March 6, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-42 IN RE: ESTATE OF HELEN B. RICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HELEN B. RICE, deceased, whose date of death was December 26, 2010, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 6, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ John Ellis Rice 2640 W. Southampton Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 March 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-84 IN RE: ESTATE OF DANA RAY ANTHONY a.k.a. DANA R. ANTHONY NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DANA RAY A NTHONY a.k.a. DANA R. ANTHONY, deceased, whose date of death was January 23, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 6, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Gail Anthony 101 Fenton Avenue Laconia, New Hampshire 03246 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 A von Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 March 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2008-CA-001528 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-4, Plaintiff, vs. EDUARDO VAZQUEZ, ET AL, Defendants, AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated January 20, 2011 and entered in Case No. 2008-CA-001528 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTARMORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-4, is Plaintiff and EDUARDO VAZQUEZ; __ UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDUARDO VAZQUEZ, IF ANY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC, CORPORATION; HIGHLANDS COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s) are the 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., on the 15th day of MARCH, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 172, OF PLACID LAKES, A REPLAT OF BLOCKS 115-116-169-171-172-173 A ND PORTIONS OF BLOCKS 170 AND 175, PLACID LAKES, SECTION SIXTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 AT PAGE 98, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Street Address: 114 BARBARA AVE. NW, LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA 33852 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 17th day of February, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk February 27: March 6, 2011 1050Legals 1000 Announcements CLASSIFIEDS Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 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!ttorney for Personal Representative: James V. Lobozzo, Jr. Attorney for Helen Young Florida Bar Number: 274178 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 471-0751 E-Mail: jlobozzo@mllaw.net March 6, 13, 2011

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The meeting will be at the Supervisor of Elections office located at the Highlands County Government Center, 580 South Commerce Ave., Room A 201, Sebring, Florida. If a recess is needed during the meeting, it will be announced at the meeting. The entire canvassing board audit procedure is open to the public and may be viewed by the public in the front lobby of the Supervisor of Elections office in Room A201 at the Highlands County Government Center. The City of Sebring Canvassing Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to or participation in its activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact the Election Office at 863-402-6655 (voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: soe@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Note: Persons are advised that if they wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting, they will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based per Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes. Kathy Haley, CMC City Clerk City of Sebring March 6, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE CITY OF SEBRING CANVASSING BOARD The City of Sebring Canvassing Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. on March 8, 2011 to examine absentee ballots and early voting provisional ballots received up to that time for the City of Sebring Election. This meeting will be at the Supervisor of Elections office located at 580 South Commerce Avenue, Room 201A, Sebring, FL. After examination, these ballots will be processed and tabulated, however, no results will be released until after 7:00 p.m. in accordance with Florida Law. Any provisional ballots cast at the precinct(s) on election day, will be canvassed after 7:00 p.m. If a recess is needed during the meeting, it will be announced at the meeting. If the Canvassing Board needs to reconvene after the day of the election, the meeting will be in the office described above and will be advertised in the newspaper if time permits. If time doesn't permit, a notice of the meeting will be posted in same office. If known at the time of adjournment, the time and date will be announced at the conclusion of the Canvassing Board meeting on March 8, 2011. The entire Canvassing Board procedure is open to the public and may be viewed by the public in the front lobby of the Supervisor of Elections office in Room A201 at the Highlands County Government Center. The City of Sebring Canvassing Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to or participation in its activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact the Election Office at 863-402-6655 (voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: soe@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Note: Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting, is hereby advised that he will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based per Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes. Kathy Haley, CMC City Clerk City of Sebring March 6, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE The Heartland Workforce ad hoc Board Officer Nominating Committee will hold a meeting at 10 am on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Heartland Workforce One-Stop Career Center, 205 Carlton St., Wauchula, FL. Topic of the meeting is nominations for 2011-13 officers. Interested individuals should arrive no later than 9:55 am. For more information see agenda posted on the Heartland Workforce website at www.hwib.org March 6 2011 Insight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66 Sebring, FL 33875 Surplus Auction Vehicles, Misc Equipment Including City of Avon Park, School Board of Highlands County; School Board of Hendry County Saturday, March 12th at 9:00am February 27; March 6, 2011 1050Legals HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES / PURCHASING REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) The Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed proposals in the County Purchasing Department for: RFP 11-035 INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (ITS) MASTER PLAN AND DESIGN-BUILD CRITERIA PACKAGE Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Acting Director, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524; Fax: 863-402-6735, or by EMail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.org Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked with the name of the Proposer, and the RFP number and title "RFP 11-035 ITS MASTER PLAN AND DESIGN-BUILD CRITERIA PACKAGE" so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each submittal shall include (1) one original and (6) six copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, March, 31, 2011, at which time they will be opened. Proposals received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of proposals that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above referenced proposal opening. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any parts thereof. The award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible Proposer whose proposal and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the proposal. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This nondiscrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. A nyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, A DA Coordinaor at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: HYPERLINK "mail to: j minor@hcbcc.org" jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida HYPERLINK http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net February 27; March 6, 2011

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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 MARINE BATTERYMarine Trolling Battery, new MCA750, RC180. $70 83-273-1846 KITCHEN TABLEGlass, w/4 chairs. $100. 863-201-3769 7310Bargain Buys FISHING RODS& REELS. 4 new Shakespeare Ugly Stick with reels $90 863-273-1846 EMBROIDERY SET-UPfor a Singer Quantum XL 5000 machie, includes thread. used once, $50 863-257-1873 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 BOAT ANCHOR(2) 25lbs, $65, cash only please. 863-699-1119 7310Bargain Buys 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 7300Miscellaneous DAYBED 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 NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS! HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180FurnitureWASHER &DRYER KENMORE CLEAN GOOD CONDITION $150. 269-930-0428 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise SEBRING (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 GARAGE 32'X 60' BLOCK BUILDING, cement floor, 12' X 12' door, 100 amp electrical service. $450 monthly. S. Marion Rd, Avon Park 269-420-6331 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING 20'X40'Warehouse, 12' overhead door, on busy Highway 27 across from Lakeshore Mall. 863-385-3474 6550Warehousesfor RentSEBRING -Weekly/Multi-Week Condo Rentals Avail. Now. Located on Little Lake Jackson across from Harder Hall Golf Club. Lots of ammenities. Starting @ $500/wk. 863-385-5005, ext. 0 6320Seasonal Property 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. $725/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 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 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. 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING -Country Club of Sebring. 2BR, 2BA, den, lanai, pool, beautifully furnished/decorated. Available April 1st. Call 863-386-0340. 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING FREE 1/2 mo rent, free cable, lg clean 1/1 tile floors. quiet / safe. No dogs 863-385-1999 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 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 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -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 6100Villas & CondosFor RentSEBRING -UNFURNISHED 2203 Colma Ave., 2/BR, 1/BA & Patio. No smokers & no pets. $450 monthly, 1st. and last, plus $300 security deposit. 561-379-6823 or 561-965-4458 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsSEBRING -Mobile Home in Family Park. Needs TLC, but OK for occupancy. Great Starter Home! PRICED TO SELL! $1,800. 863-253-1014 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 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. SEBRING -2BR, 1.5BA in 55+ Park. All new inside, completely furnished, includes Washer/Dryer, 32'' flat screen TV. All new windows, FL Room, carport. Free yard sprinkler system. Best Park in Sebring! Low lot rent. Not in Pet Section. Priced to sell quick...by owner. Background check required by park owner. 863-382-0219 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 AVON PARK12X46, 1BR, 1BA in Avon 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 SaleAVON 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 SEBRING 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 SEBRING -BY OWNER, Pristine 2BR, 2BA, 1CG. Clean, safe, quite, well maint. area. Many retirees. Perfect cond. w/almost new roof & plush lawn. Interior in exc. cond. Golf course across street. For appt. 937-367-5518. 4080Homes for SaleSebringAVON PARKMediterranean Home on Lake Lillian, 3000 sq ft+ Guest Cottage. CHA, Fireplace, SunPorch, Open Stairway, & Much More! $249,000. 863-453-8955 or 863-453-0392 (eve). 4060Homes for SaleAvon Park 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial WAITRESSES -EXPERIENCED needed for high volume restaurant at 950 Sebring Square. Only experienced individuals need to apply! 863-382-2333 TRUCK DRIVERWANTED Clean driving record a must! Apply in person 3636 Desoto Rd. Sebring. 2100Help Wanted TRUCK DRIVEROver-the-Road. Must be able to stay out 3+ weeks at a time. Verifiable experience necessary. Clean driving record a must! Mechanical knowledge a plus. For information contact Linda @ 863-452-5959. TEACHERS NEEDED For Christian Preschool Substitute Teacher/10 days in March Assistant Teacher Needed Call 863-443-2344 SUNRISE COMMUNITYINC is currently accepting applications for the position of: Direct Support Staff. Qualified applicants must meet the following: 18 yrs. old, High school diploma or equivalent, 1 yr. experience medical, or childcare setting, must be able to pass law enforcement background screening and drug test. All interested can call for appt. and application informaton: Sunrise Community Inc. 1014 6th Ave. S., Wauchula, Fl. 33873. 863-773-0434 ext. 305 EOE / DFWP SEEKING WELLEXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE HELP P/T. Excellent billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are A MUST Fax resume to: 863-471-3206 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com NOBODY OFFERS you or your career more opportunity than Good Shepherd Hospice. For over 30 years, Good Shepherd has been providing care to the residents of Polk, Highlands and Hardee Counties. As we continue to grow to better serve our community, we are offering rewarding careers to experienced To ensure comfortable, clean and safe environment for our patients, their families and team members, we are seeking experience MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST The qualified candidate minimum of 3-8 years experience in full charge maintenance including in-depth knowledge of electrical/plumbing schematics and repairs. Basic safety knowledge concerning OSHA and NFPA required. Must be available for on-call/ emergency coverage and able to travel throughout central Florida area as needed. (Highlands/Hardee and Polk Counties) Learn more about the rewarding careers at Good Shepherd, and apply online at: www.goodshepherdhospice.org EOE MEDICAL OFFICEseeks experienced Insurance Biller PT/FT. Fax resume to 863-465-6385 LOCAL PRE-SCHOOLHIRING for several positions. Experience preferred but not required. Benefits available. Call 863-382-2727 to schedule an interview. HIGHLY MOTIVATED Individual needed for full-time General Office/Bookkeeper/Receptionist position with busy law practice. Needs to be able to work independently, and be extremely organized with attention to details. Excellent computer and communication skills are required. Send Resume to: Reply Box #2198 News Sun, 2227 US 27, S. Sebring, FL 33870 COMCAST OUTSIDESALES Contractor for COMCAST needs OUTSIDE SALES REPS to sell cable to homeowners. Earn $600+ weekly, will train. Must pass background check. Call Chris @ 863-381-6007 .CAREGIVERSNOW HIRINGFor caring, compassionate caregivers. You must be 21 yrs old with a HS Diploma/GED, pass a criminal & driving record check. Call HR between 9am and 4 pm M-F. 863-385-8558 or visit: ck381.ersp.biz/employment ARE YOURA HIGHLANDS COUNTY PREMIEREHAIRSTYLIST, LOOKING FOR AS SECURE PROFESSIONAL WORK PLACE? CALL DIANE 863-532-9440HOME CARERN, OT,PT, CNA/HHA needed for local visits in Highlands. Good Salary/Per Diem Rates Excellent Benefits Immediate Need !!! Call (863) 401-3550 or Fax Resume to (863)401-8199 2100Help WantedREGISTERED NURSE part time (20 hrs. per week). Dependable transportation is required. Home Health experience preferred in order to train and monitor, Personal Care Workers doing in-home services. Good oral and written communication skills are necessary. A non-clinical position. A pply in person at NU-HOPE ELDER CARE SERVICES, 6414 US HWY 27 South, Sebring. EOE DFWP 2100Help WantedBRICK MASONRYINSTRUCTOR Avon Park The Home Builders Institute is seeking a brick masonry instructor. Five years related experience plus HS diploma / equivalent required. For details, including qualifications, visit www.hbi.org/jobs. EOE/M/F/D/V UTILITY POLE INSPECTION Career Opportunity. Will train, valid drivers license & travel required. Long term employment. Contact Dennis @ 404-7911990 or dpremo@asplundh.com M/F/V/D/EOE 2050Job Opportunities 2000 EmploymentNEED TOBE WITH MY OWNER Beautiful cat (kitten at the time) showed up at our home, in the summer months, in the area of Pioneer Rd & CR 17. She had been declawed and well kept by her owner. Would love to return her to her family. Call 863-453-6469 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements 8000Recreation IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000591 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, F.S.B F/K/A WORLD SAVINGS BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. LATEEFAH HAWTHORNE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 14, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA000591 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as successor in interest to Wachovia Mortgage, F.S.B. f/k/a World Savings Bank, F.S.B., is the Plaintiff and Lateefah Hawthorne, Samuel Hawthorne, CitiFinancial Equity Services, Inc. are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 24th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 8 AND 9, HILTON HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 65, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A /K/A 128 COMPASS AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 15th day of February, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 2011 1050Legals DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155 LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. 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

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Road trips, varied weather conditions and now even illness have sought to take down the Sebring girls tennis team, but the season of success continued Friday as all five singles players advanced to the finals of the five-team Heartland Conference Tournament. Each of the doubles squads had reached Saturday's semifinals as well, though final results of tournament were not yet available at press time. And while not to quite the same degree, the turnaround of the Lake Placid program was in evidence as No. 4 singles player, Hannah Waller had reached the singles final and both doubles teams had made it to the semifinals, along with the Avon Park No. 1 doubles team. Heading into the tournament, the Lady Streaks were fresh off a 7-0 win over Lake Wales Thursday, with a mixed and matched line-up. Lake Placid ladies enjoying resurgent season SPORTS C SECTION Inside This Section Kayak Tours . . .4C Run the Race Track . . .4C News-Sun Sunday, March 6, 2011 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Colby Delaney rips this first-inning single, and strained a quadricep in the process, but gutted it out on the mound in his complete-game win over Fort Meade. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Nate Greene pitched a complete-game, four-hit game Thursday in Sebring's 10-1 win over Hardee. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Deta Waller couldn't advance in the No. 2 singles at the Heartland Conference Tournament, but her Lake Placid doubles team made it to Saturday's semifinals. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAnd the hits just keep on c oming. The Sebring baseball squad c ontinued its'heavy-hitting w ays Friday and held off a l ate Kowboy rally in t opping Osceola 11-9 o n the road. Every Blue Streak in t he starting line-up had a t least one hit and they s eemed to get off the b us swinging as they s cored five runs in the t op of the first inning. Starting pitcher Corbin H offner doubled in two in the f rame and a bases-loaded w alk drawn by Alex Griffin a dded another before Seth A beln singled one in. Another two came around i n the second and Hoffner was setting the Kowboys down and keeping them off the board. The lead grew to 8-0 with a run in the third, but Osceola, fresh off a 6-3 Tuesday win over Lake Wales, wasn't going to stay silent for long. Edwin Rios solved Hoffner for a two-run homer in the bottom of the third, and a single run scored for the Kowboys in the fourth to make it an 8-3 game. With his pitch count rising, Hoffner was relieved after five innings, having given up just the three runs while striking out six, and two more Sebring runs in the top of the sixth seemed to put this one just about on ice. But Rios was at it again, doubling home two runs in a four-run sixth to shave the lead to 10-7. The Blue Streaks then tacked on an insurance run in the top of the seventh, and left-hander Aaron Hart was called upon to close it out. Before he could, however, JR Charles knocked a two-run homer over the fence to heighten the anxiety a bit more. But it soon ended as Hart struck out two and move Sebring to 5-0 on the regular season, 10-0 including preseason tournament action and 3-0 in district play. The win came on the heels of Thursday night's 10-1 blowout of visiting Hardee at Firemen's Field. Though, unlike the fast start Friday night, it took the Streaks a while to get the offense going. Nate Greene struggled with his control early, walking two with one out in the second before a Dalton Hewett single loaded the bases. Kramer Royal then lofted a deep fly to left, scoring Kalan Royal, for a 1-0 Wildcat lead. Murrel Winter, meanwhile, was keeping the Sebring batters off balance and chopping his variety of off-speed pitches into numerous groundouts, seven through the first Blue Streaks still spotless Sebring11Osceola9 Sebring10Hardee1 See SEBRING, page 5C By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID "You're a better team than that," were the words of head coach Dan Coomes to his Green Dragon squad after Tuesday night's 6-1 loss to McKeel. The lads certainly took that to heart in Friday's 11-0 wipeout of visiting Fort Meade. "We just didn't execute in that (Tuesday) game and (McKeel) did," Coomes explained. "We had a lot of twostrike swings tonight, put the ball in play and got some base hits out of it. If we play that game, we'll be all right." Put the ball in play, they certainly did as, after starting pitcher Colby Delaney worked around a hit batter and walk to get out of a scoreless top of the first, the offense went to work. Ricky Miller drew a walk to start the bottom of the first before a chopper to third o ff the bat of Terry Coyne w as thrown away, allowing Mill er to come all the way aroun d for a score and sendin g Coyne to second. Delaney then singled to left, with two strikes, b ut wound up grimacing in pa in as his dash to first strained a quadriceps. Replaced on the bases by a courtesy runner, Delan ey went right to work o n trying to stretch his l eg out and loosen up t he rapidly growing knot "It was a big kn ot and I could massage it out," father and assi stant coach Fr ed Delaney said. "But it wou ld knot right back up." Fortunately, he had amp le time to do what he could as the Lake Placid offense co ntinued to roll. Kyle Barber drew a wa lk and Tyler Carr ripped one u p the middle to score Coy ne Green Dragon domination Lake Placid11Ft. Meade0 See LP, page 3C Lady Streaks staying strong News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Avon Park's Kayla Lockhart lunges for a return in Friday's Heartland Confernce Tournament action on the Sebring tennis courts. While not advancing to the singles finals, Lockhart had helped her No. 1 doubles team advance to Saturday's semifinals. See TENNIS, page 3C By Bob Wattendorf, Jason Dotson, Marty Mann and Allen Martin Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionThe prespawn period f or Florida largemouth b ass can produce some of t he most exciting fishing o f the year, and 2011 has c ertainly started out e xciting. Since bass tune into e nvironmental triggers s uch as day length, lunar c ycle and water temperat ure, timing of the actual s pawn can vary. Generally, once water t emperatures rise above 5 8 degrees, the bedding p rocess begins and may c ontinue until temperat ures are in the midto u pper-70s. Acouple of days b efore full or new moons i n late February, March o r early April are often p remier spawning times f or Florida bass. Remember, triggering w ater temperatures vary s ignificantly based on d epth, sun exposure and c urrents. Individual anglers, g uides and tournaments s tatewide are reporting i ncredible catches. Check t hese examples: Lake Tohopekaliga ( "Toho") Gerald S windle of Warrior, Ala., c aught 80 pounds, 13 o unces of bass during a t hree-day tournament. To a ccomplish that, he avera ged over 5 pounds per b ass in his five-fish bag l imits each day, coming c lose to the all-time r ecord of 85 pounds. Lake Kissimmee T om Rewis of Orange C ity and Doug Chance of D eleon Springs combined f or a five-bass stringer t hat topped 40 pounds a m ark considered hall owed ground to win t he Capt. Tony Strickland M emorial Bass T ournament out of Camp M ack in February. That is m ore than an average of 8 pounds per bass, with t heir largest being 10.71 p ounds. The team of D ustin Bozeman of L akeland and Chris M axwell of Winter Haven h ad the big fish with a 1 0.76-pounder. That is not all. Zack M ack from Murfreesboro, T enn., hooked, fought, l anded, weighed and r eleased a 14-pound, 2o unce Florida largemouth b ass on Lake Kissimmee, c lose to the river's m outh, on Feb 2. Mack Florida bass fishing is on fire See BASS, page 4C

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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.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 free foursome, is $300, a Co-Sponsor Sign, plus free foursome, with perogative to fly their banner is $400 and a Major Sponsor is $1,500."Doc Owen" Golf TourneyAVON PARK The Avon Park Noon Rotary Club will host its Second Annual David "Doc Owen" Golf tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Highlands Ridge 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 Sandy Foster MemorialSEBRING NU-HOPE Elder Ca re Services annual golf tournament is ju st around the corner. The NU-HOPE Board of Directors h as chosen to rename the golf tournament th is year in memory of Sandy Foster, form er Executive Director of NU-HOPE Eld er Care Services. Sandy passed away very unexpected ly in September of last year. Sandy loved golf and ran a very su ccessful golf tournament for 13 years; in his memory the tournament will be renamed the "Sandy Fost er Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament." This year we are continuing wi th Sandy's passion for the tournament wi th flight, raffle and door prizes. In the last three years the field was fu ll, with a wait list, so sign up soon! The first annual Sandy Fost er Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tourname nt 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-perso n scramble format. Entry fee will be $60 per person ($12 0 per team) which includes lunch afte rwards and refreshments during the tourn ament. Registration forms are available at the Country Club of Sebring Pro Sho p (John Vickers) or can be obtained via ma il or fax by calling Debbie Slade at 38 22134. Business sponsorships are also ava ilable for this event. The revenue from this event is used f or the local match'amount this organizatio n needs each year to secure federal and sta te grant funds in our effort to continue pr oviding home and community-based ser vices to the frail and needy elderly res idents of Highlands and Hardee Countie s. Come out and help us honor Sand y Foster, who had such a passion for t he lives of seniors. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston4515.750 New York3129.51714 Philadelphia3130.5081412New Jersey1843.2952712Toronto1745.27429 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami4319.694 Orlando4023.635312Atlanta3725.5976 Charlotte2635.4261612Washington1545.25027 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago4218.700 Indiana2734.4431512Milwaukee2337.38319 Detroit2241.3492112Cleveland1249.1973012WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio5111.823 Dallas4516.738512New Orleans3628.56316 Memphis3429.5401712Houston3132.4922012Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3822.633 Denver3726.587212Portland3427.557412Utah3230.5167 Minnesota1548.2382412Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers4419.698 Phoenix3228.5331012Golden State2734.44316 L.A. Clippers2240.3552112Sacramento1544.25427 ___ Thursday's Games Orlando 99, Miami 96 Denver 103, Utah 101 Friday's Games New Jersey 116, Toronto 103 Chicago 89, Orlando 81 Philadelphia 111, Minnesota 100 Oklahoma City 111, Atlanta 104 Boston 107, Golden State 103 Cleveland 119, New York 115 New Orleans 98, Memphis 91 Dallas 116, Indiana 108 Phoenix 102, Milwaukee 88 San Antonio 125, Miami 95 L.A. Lakers 92, Charlotte 84 Saturday's Games Toronto vs. New Jersey at London, England, late Minnesota at Washington, late Indiana at Houston, late Sacramento at Utah, late Charlotte at Portland, late Denver at L.A. Clippers, late Sunday's Games Chicago at Miami, 1 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 6 p.m. Golden State at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. New Orleans at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Milwaukee, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia4017686205162 Pittsburgh3721882190164 N.Y. Rangers3429472186164 New Jersey2931462136166 N.Y. Islanders2432957177208 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3819783197149 Montreal3523777172165 Buffalo3025868181182 Toronto2927967170197 Ottawa2234953147206 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay3720781193194 Washington35201080173164 Carolina3126971191201 Atlanta26281163180211 Florida2631759160177WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit3919785215188 Chicago3623678213179 Nashville3323975165153 Columbus3126769176191 St. Louis2827965175189 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4016989210154 Calgary3424977204191 Minnesota3425674169171 Colorado2630860184219 Edmonton2235852164214 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3821682183164 Los Angeles3624476179156 Phoenix33231076186190 Dallas3423775177181 Anaheim3525575182190 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursday's Games Boston 2, Tampa Bay 1 Minnesota 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Toronto 3, Philadelphia 2 Washington 3, St. Louis 2 Carolina 3, Buffalo 2, OT Ottawa 3, Atlanta 1 Montreal 4, Florida 0 Edmonton 4, Columbus 2 Nashville 3, Vancouver 0 Los Angeles 1, Phoenix 0 San Jose 3, Detroit 1 Friday's Games New Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 1, OT N.Y. Rangers 4, Ottawa 1 Chicago 5, Carolina 2 Calgary 4, Columbus 3 Anaheim 4, Dallas 3, OT Saturday's Games St. Louis at N.Y. Islanders, late Buffalo at Philadelphia, late Vancouver at Los Angeles, late Pittsburgh at Boston, late Chicago at Toronto, late Florida at Atlanta, late Montreal at Tampa Bay, late Detroit at Phoenix, late Edmonton at Colorado, late Dallas at San Jose, late Sunday's Games Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 12:30 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Washington at Florida, 5 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Nashville at Calgary, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Anaheim, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Kansas City51.833 Baltimore41.800 Texas52.714 Minnesota42.667 Detroit53.625 Los Angeles43.571 Boston33.500 Cleveland33.500 Seattle23.400 New York24.333 Oakland24.333 Toronto25.286 Chicago14.200 Tampa Bay15.167NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct San Francisco72.778 Atlanta52.714 Cincinnati52.714 Milwaukee42.667 St. Louis42.667 San Diego32.600 Washington32.600 Philadelphia43.571 Colorado33.500 New York33.500 Pittsburgh44.500 Houston24.333 Los Angeles26.250 Arizona27.222 Florida14.200 Chicago15.167 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Thursday's Games Houston 5, Florida 3 Pittsburgh 4, Toronto 1 Atlanta 4, Detroit 3 Tampa Bay 1, N.Y. Yankees 1, 10 ings Minnesota 2, Baltimore 0 Philadelphia 2, Boston 0 St. Louis (ss) 7, Washington 5 N.Y. Mets 3, St. Louis (ss) 0 Milwaukee 11, Oakland 9 Texas (ss) 11, Cleveland 9 Texas (ss) 8, Chicago Cubs 7 Chicago White Sox 6, Seattle 1 Kansas City 8, L.A. Angels 2 San Diego 6, Arizona 4 San Francisco 7, Colorado 5 Cincinnati 3, L.A. Dodgers 1 Friday's Games Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 4 St. Louis 10, Houston 2 Atlanta (ss) 6, Washington 4 N.Y. Mets 4, Florida 3 Toronto 7, Atlanta (ss) 5 Baltimore 6, Detroit 2 Philadelphia 7, Pittsburgh 4 Cleveland 6, Colorado 2 L.A. Angels 3, Chicago White Sox 1 San Francisco (ss) 7, Milwaukee 2 Cincinnati 3, Seattle 1 Texas 6, Oakland 3 Kansas City 5, Chicago Cubs 4 San Diego 3, Arizona 2 Boston 5, N.Y. Yankees 3 San Francisco (ss) 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Saturday's Games Detroit (ss) vs. Toronto, late Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay, late Washington vs. N.Y. Yankees, late Florida vs. Boston (ss), late Boston (ss) vs. Baltimore, late Detroit (ss) vs. Houston (ss), late Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, late Houston (ss) vs. St. Louis, late N.Y. Mets vs. Atlanta, late San Francisco vs. Oakland, late L.A. Angels vs. Milwaukee, late Chi. White Sox vs. Cleveland (ss), late Colorado vs. Kansas City, late San Diego vs. Chicago Cubs, late Cincinnati vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Cleveland (ss) vs. Seattle, late Texas vs. Arizona, late Sunday's Games N.Y. Yankees vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia (ss) at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Florida at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (ss) vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Washington at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee (ss) vs. Oakland (ss) at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Softball vs.Ft.Meade,6:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Avon Park,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Tenoroc,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis at LaBelle,4:15 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.LaBelle,4:15 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys/Girls at Sebring,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Softball at McKeel,5:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys/Girls Tennis vs.Okeechobee,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Winter Haven,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Liberty,7 p.m.; Boys/Girls Tennis vs.DeSoto,4 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys/Girls Tennis vs.Lake Placid,4 p.m.; Track and Field vs.Frostproof, DeSoto,4:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Wales,7 p.m.; Softball at Lake Wales,5:30/7:30 p.m. SFCC MONDAY: Baseball vs.University of Tampa B Team,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Siena Heights (MI),6 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Pasco-Hernando,3 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Sante Fe,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Lincolnland (Ill.),6 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Softball at Mulberry,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Hardee,4 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball at Sante Fe,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.Mulberry,4:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Softball vs.Tenoroc,5:30/7:30 p.m. P P R R E E M M I I E E R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Blackpool vs. Chelsea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NASCAR Kobalt Tools 400 . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X XN N H H L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CM M L L B B P P R R E E S S E E A A S S O O N N S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . . W W G G 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 S SU U N N D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Kentucky at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 2 2 p p . m m . Missouri Valley Tournament Final . . . . . . C C B B S S 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Miami at Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 4 4 4 p p . m m . Wisconsin at Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 8 8 p p . m m . West Coast Conference Tournament . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . West Coast Conference Tournament . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . West Coast Conference Tournament . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Southern Conference Tournament . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Big East Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 2 2 p p . m m . Big East Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 p p . m m . Sun Belt Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Horizon League Tournament . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Summit League Tournament . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E G G Y Y M M N N A A S S T T I I C C S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Alabama at Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2W W O O M M E E N N ' S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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"This was a tough match b ecause we had three of our t op five singles players out ill a nd had to move our younger p layers up," head coach Janie H ollinger said. "They all s tepped up to the challenge." The only girl in her usual s pot, Kaley Walter, rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 1 sing les while Nisha Patel, up to N o. 2 from her normal No. 3 s pot, had little trouble with a 6 -1, 6-1 win. Micaela DeVane then batt led to a 7-5 win in her opene r at No. 3 before settling in a nd cruising to a 6-1 win in t he second set. Teaoni Coker had an easier e ffort at No. 4 with a 6-2, 6-1 w in before Sarah Beth R ogers had a similar opening s et to DeVane. Perhaps battling some n erves in her new spot, R ogers held on for a 7-5 win i n the opening set but then f ound her groove for a 6-2 w in to close it out. Walter and Patel then t eamed up for a 6-2, 6-0 win a t No. 1 doubles and Morgan H eston joined DeVane in taki ng the No. 2 match 6-1, 6-1 t o move the team to 8-0 on t he year. For the Lady Dragons, t hey too came into the weeke nd tournament on a winning n ote, having swept Clewiston a t home Thursday. Jalitza Serrano and Deta W aller won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, respect ively, by 6-4, 6-4 and 6-4, 62 scores before Stephanie R odriguez swept the No. 3 m atch 6-0, 6-0 though, g iven her dominating perf ormance, Rodriguez was p robably done before Serrano a nd Waller were finished. Hannah Waller then had a s imilarly dominant effort in h er 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4 and Jenna Blount only lost two games in her 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 5. In Pro-Set scoring doubles action, Serrano and Deta Waller went 8-1 at No. 1 while Rodriguez and Hannah Waller cruised 8-0. "All our girls are so good and so close in ability level, that the rankings could very well change on a weekly basis," head coach Joanne Bostanche said. "(Jenna) just moved to the No. 5 position this week and won decisively in her first competitive match. It's a coach's dream as well as nightmare to have such talented players and only being able to play the top five. When these girls have a year's worth of coaching and experience under their belts, we very well could have seven girls that could all play and win in the top three slots." After the tournament, both teams are right back to regular season action as Sebring hosts Okeechobee Monday and DeSoto Tuesday while Lake Placid welcomes LaBelle to the Dragon Courts Tuesday. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 3C ELECT WHO?This is a campaign against Melanoma. One in 72 people will contract the disease. You must elect yourself to lead against it. It is a potential matter of life and death.Melanoma*Usually a non-symptomatic growth on the skin with multiple colors and irregular edges.We can protect you against this silent killer. We are your skin police. Call now, elect a proactive preventative skin team.American Institute of Dermatology, P.A.Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. Julie Iellimo, P.A.-C Jennifer Wolf, P.A.-C Medicare and all major insurances accepted in network* New Patients Welcome863-386-0786*individual must call for veri“cation of bene“ts. This is not a guarantee. Special to the News-Sun SEBRING Whereas Tuesday's weather had cooperated with the Sebring Senior Softball League action, Thursday, March 3, saw a very blustery day at the Highlands County Sports Complex, playing tricks with the sailing softballs. The Silent Salesman and Millers Heating and Air Conditioningengaged in a real thriller, with the lead changing hands several times until the seventh inning, when Millers scored three runs to take the lead for good, a 17-16 win. Millers'Pete Mathews was up to the task in the eighth inning as he retired Salesman's heavy hitters that had three home runs earlier in the game. The Salesman again had all players with at least one hit andone run scored. Lacking timely hitting was a problem as fourteen runners were left stranded on base. Going 3-for-5 with a home run were Jim Longman, Bob Fahnestock and Russ "Spider" McMinn. Also belting a homer was Bob Roth. Going 3-for-4 were Les Smith and Stu Hayner. Al Taratuta had 3-for-5 and Ray Concepcion was 2-for-3 and awalk. Millers'Jim Hensley had a 3-for-4 with a triple and home run. Kyle Saunders was 3-for-4 with a homer and Don Sheets was 3-for-4 with a double. Ed Lindberg went 4-for-4. Bob Fox had 3-for-4 and Pete Mathews, Syd Collins and Dale DeMar each had 2for-3. The Rebels overshadowed the Blue Jays 18-3 with Tony Caristo having 3-for-3, including a double and Fred Boyd 3-for-4 with a double. Jim Strietzel was 4-for-4 while Rick Vancuren and Stan Turl eachhad 3-for-3. Hitting 2-for-3 were John Degnen, Rollie Carlson and Jim Munroe. The Blue Jays had little to report except Earl Richardson was 3-for-4 and Jimmy Johnson had 2-for-4. Highlands Merchants rolled over Allstate Insurance 13-7with Glenn Minic having 2-for-4 with a home run. Harold Dinel was 3-for-3 with a triple. The 3-for-4 hitters were Mike Jurmu including a double, Ron Lewis, Don Ward, Cal Bready and Charlie Quinn. Bob Burley was 2-for-4. Allstate's mentionable players were Don Day 2-for4 including a double, Glenn Wearsh 2-for-4 and Marvin Knutilla 2-for-3. The Sebring Seventy and Over Softball League played Tuesday, but the March 1 wind did not come in roaring like a lion. Some of thesesenior players did the breezingaround the bases instead. Millers Heating and Air Conditioningwon over the Rebels 15-11. Millers'superstar was Kyle Saunders, going for the cycle with not only a single, double, triple but his home run was a grand slam. Rod Palmer had 3-for-4 including a home run. Pete Mathews was 3-for-4 and four others had two hits each. The Rebels Elwood Black had 4-for-4 including a double. Having 3-for-4 were Jack Grosso, Diz Jones and Stan Turl. Allstate Insurance flew over the Blue Jays with a 1 410 win. For Allstate Moe Pier, Do n Day, Marvin Knutilla an d Galo Gonzales all hit 2-for3. The Blue Jays had o ne home run hit. Richard Godfrey went 3for-4 with a double and a triple, while five others h ad two hits each. The Silent Salesman cam e to the ball park with a repe at performance on their min ds as they had won over t he league's leading Merchan ts the last time they met. However, the Merchan ts were determined not to let it happen again. The Salesman stay ed close, trailing only 7-4 aft er five innings. Then, the Merchants beg an ripping the ball aroun d, through and overt he Salesman's fielders wi th many drives going for tripl es and homers for a final sco re of 20-6. Having a respectable d ay at bat for the Salesman we re Jim Longman 2-for-3 with a triple and Russ Moody wi th three singles. The Merchants Lar ry Ambuel was 2-for-4 inclu ding a home run. Ron Lewis tripled in his 3for-4 and Bob Burley hit a double. Adouble and triple we re included with Mike Jurmu 's 2-for-4. Shawn Kildoff was 3-for -3 and four other batters h ad two hits each. Thanks to the new spect ators that have been interest ed and attended the games. Two more weeks remain in the season withgames eve ry Tuesday and Thursday mor nings at 10 a.m. Weather shift keeps Sebring Senior League on its' toes w ith another run coming in w hen the ball was overrun b y the center fielder. ANevada Weaver walk l oaded the bases and Dylan W eber-Callahan singled to l eft to bring Barber home. Brandon Wells then prod uced one of those product ive at bats that Coomes was t alking about. With two strikes on and l ooking to protect, Wells w as fooled by an off-speed p itch, but made contact, s ending a slow chopper t oward third. It went as a third-to-first g round out, but brought a nother run in to make it a 5 -0 lead. Coyne added one more to i t with a two-out RBI single t hrough the left side before t he inning was complete. The question now was if D elaney would be able to c ontinue, and if so, still be e ffective. Aone-out walk and i nfield single in the second m ay have created some d oubt, but the senior righth ander induced a pop up and t hen blew a third strike past t he next batter to get out of t he inning. The offense then continu ed to pile up the runs Consecutive singles from B arber and Carr started the s econd and after Carr stole s econd, Weber-Callahan b rought both runners home w ith a single to center. Wells then got plunked on t he helmet with a curve b efore an error allowed B rody Carr to reach and W eber-Callahan to come home. Miller followed with a single to score two and the lead was 11-0. T.J. Daughtry provided a brief scare when he blasted the first pitch of the third way back in center, chasing Weaver to the wall before he could haul it in for a long out. From there, only two more runners would reach the rest of the way, with Delaney getting five of his nine strike outs over the next two-and-two-thirds innings before the mercyrule took effect in the fifth. "Colby was just a bulldog, pounding it in there," Coomes said. "He gutted it up and just said let's go." Now 2-1 in district play, the Dragons face district and county rival Avon Park Tuesday at Charles R. Head Field. Continued from 1C News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Ricky Miller steps on home plate for the first of six, firstinning runs in Lake Placid's 11-0 win over Fort Meade Friday. LP cruises behind Delaney effort Continued from 1C News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Kelly Broen comes to the net to send this return back in her Friday win at No. 3 singles at the Heartland Conference Tournament. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Tennis tournament follows winning Thursdays

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h as witnesses and pictures. Lake Toho Mark D etweiler, who operates a m arina there, recently r eported consistent 24to 2 6-pound stringers of fish j ust about every weekend. Tim Coughlin, an FWC b iologist involved in habit at restoration and e nhancement in the K issimmee chain, noted t hat some of the agency's e arliest and most persiste nt efforts took place on t hese lakes, from drawd owns and tussock r emoval to transplanting n ative vegetation and scraping spawning areas. Chemical treatments are routinely necessary to maintain plants at desirable densities so they provide areas for fish to feed and spawn. It is immensely satisfying when you see efforts like this pay off. Lake Okeechobee Brandon McMillan of Belle Glade won the FLWOutdoors Tournament and set a tour record in February with a 106-pound, 10-ounce, four-day winning weight. Lake Okeechobee is coming back, after the FWC came to its aid with special regulations, habitat improvement projects and even a restocking effort, according to FWC biologist Don Fox, who has spent nearly 30 years working on the lake. Rodman Reservoir Fishing guide Sean Rush of Ocala reported, "Rodman may be the hottest trophy bass lake anywhere right now!" He recently documented a one-day trip for two clients who caught and released 50 bass, including one over 12 pounds. Orange Lake The FWC modified the existing slot limit here to promote future supplies of trophy bass, by allowing harvest of just one bass per angler, per day, if longer than 24 inches. However, anglers who return their catches to the water can still record them for posterity. The FWC encourages bass anglers to apply for a "Big Catch" recognition certificate ( MyFWC.com/Fishing ) for any bass longer than 24 inches or over 8 pounds caught in Florida. Coupons and the opportunity to win a fishing trip with Shaw Grigsby, tournament angler and host of "One More Cast," encourage anglers to document trophy bass caught in Orange Lake, OrangeLake.MyFWC.com The water level on Orange Lake is low, concentrating bass but making fishing patterns challenging. To help increase your success, check with locals, review FWC quarterly fishing forecasts ( MyFWC.com/Fishing ) or listen to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida's audio updates ( www.WildlifeFlorida.org ). The FWC has always considered largemouth bass a premier draw for local anglers and tourists and worked to ensure safe and sustainable quality bass fishing opportunities. This past year, however, we redoubled our efforts to reach out to the public, to work with stakeholders involved in the fishing industry, and to review all aspects of our bass fishery management efforts. The result is an evolving Long-Term Black Bass Management Plan for Florid a ( MyFWC.com/Fishing ) to make Florida the undispute d bass fishing capital of the world. If fishing success stories like those reported here con tinue to pile up, we are wel l on our way. Page 4CNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011www.newssun.com 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. 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Expires 03/31/11 RATES YOUVE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT GOLF SEBRINGS FRIENDLIEST GOLF COURSE VOTED #1 LOCAL COURSE 2010 2222 GOLF HAMMOCK DR., SEBRING863-382-2151golfhammockcc@embarqmail.com Coupon Required FRIDAY1:00 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 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. Saturday March 12, 9 a.m. Arbuckle Creek/Avon Park Bombing R ange 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 upstream to Lake A rbuckle at the entrance to the B ombing Range where we will stop, g et out, stretch have a snack, and then p addle our way back to the boat ramp. This trip is approximately 2 1/2 h ours of paddling time at a very leisure p ace. Ideal for beginners and firstt imers as well as seasoned paddlers. 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 s himmering waters of Lake Jackson. And then marvel at the beauty of a f ull moon. End your day with a very relaxing t rip under the stars. We recommend that you have some k ayaking experience. We will launch from Veteran's Beach a nd paddle our way across to the City P ier (where we will get out, stretch and h ave 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 firsttimers 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 Special to the News-SunSEBRING 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 ofFame run. A5K 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 t he track on it they're going to be pretty nice," she said. 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.. For more information, ca ll Shoop at 655-1442 ext 218 or email jashoop@sebringrac eway.com. Run the Race Track Continued from 1C Florida bass are bringing in plenty of big fish stories

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t hree innings. But in the third, after A beln reached on an error a nd stole second with two o uts, Matt Randall sent a sing le to center to even things u p at 1-1. The defense then came to l ife in the third as, after a G reene strike out to open the i nning, Randall made a nice c harge and throw on a g rounder to short. After a Hewett double to l eft, Abeln then made a divi ng stab of a one-hopper to t hird and threw across to r etire the side. Hewett's hit would be the l ast for Hardee on the night a s Greene set the side down i n order in each of the last t hree innings. But it was still 1-1 heading i nto the fifth with Winter k eeping the Blue Streak bats c ooled. The bottom of the fifth, h owever, saw Sebring about t o bring the order around for t he third time with, by now, a b etter idea of how to heat t hings up. Griffin beat out an infield single and Abeln dropped down a bunt and legged it out. Randall walked before Even Lewis'fielder's choice brought Griffin in to break the tie. Jesse Baker then broke it open with a bases-clearing double into the left-center field gap. Hoffner was intentionally walked and one out later, Johnny Knight split the rightcenter field gap for an RBI double. Kyle Cunningham followed with a single to left, scoring two, and after Griffin walked, Abeln punched one through the left side for an RBI to make it a 9-1 game. "(Winter) kept us off balance and he throws strikes, so he was tough," Sebring head coach Hoppy Rewis said afterward. "But we got our hits at the right time. Nate didn't have his best stuff but he battled through. We're a little thin with pitching right now, and with three games in a week, it's tough. But he got through and gave up just the one run." www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 5C News-Sun photo by KIM GAUGER A bove: Corbin Hoffner fires to first-baseman Nate Greene on this pick-off attempt during Friday's 11-9 win for the Blue Streaks at Osceola. Below: Johnny Knight laced an RBI double in Sebring's eight-run fifth Thursday night. Continued from 1C Sebring stays undefeated on season

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests o nly. Post is at 528 N. Pine S t., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Highlands Shrine Club, 2 604 State Road 17 South, at 2 -4 p.m. has a new country m usic group, the Twi-Lites, a long with Dianne Thompson w ho sings music from the '40s a nd '50s. Donation $3 for sing le, and $5 for couple. R efreshments available. E veryone welcome. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. C all 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualif ied guests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p .m. Lodge phone number 4 52-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3827 731. No dues, fees or weighi ns. For details on the organiz ation, go to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary S oldiers AvonPark P athfinder Club meets from 9 a .m. to noon every first and t hird Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., A von Park. Call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. C all 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2 259 offers NASCAR racing in t he pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar o pen and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 9 8, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Society for Creative A nachronism (Local C hapter: Shire of Stagridge) m eets at 2 p.m. first and third S unday at Brewster's Coffee H ouse on U.S. 27 in Sebring. C all 214-5522. The Artists'Group at South F lorida Community College will h old a critique clinic the first S unday of every month, 2-4 p .m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, A von Park. Professional local a rtists will discuss and evalua te participants'paintings. The f ee is $5 with a two painting l imit. For more information, call 7 84-7346. U.S. Military Vets M otorcycle Club meets at 1 p .m. on the first Sunday of e ach month at VFW Post 9 853, State Road 64 West and N orth Oliva Drive. For informat ion call Hocky at (954) 5924 847 Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p .m. at the post, 2011 SE L akeview Drive, Sebring. Call 3 85-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. 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. Call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 202-0647. Ambucs a local charity that assists people with disabilities, meets at noon every first Monday at R.J. Gator's Sea Grill and Bar, Sebring. The meeting is open to the public. Call 386-4387. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. Legion and auxiliary boards meet at 6 p.m. General meeting at 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. AvonPark Veterans Honor Guard meets first Monday at the American Legion Post 69, AvonPark. Call 382-0315. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. Call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. Call 314-8877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. Call 402-6540. Highlands Stamp Club meets the first Monday. Talk and swap at St. John's United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. Call Bob Gleisner at 471-6526 or Budd Steinke at 382-9373. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for details. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branchmeets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Patriots Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month September through May at the Church of the Redeemer Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly across from Wells Motor Company, three-tenths of a mile north of the South Florida Community College stoplight. Call 471-2096. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. Call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jim's house. Call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Women of the Moose has chapter meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 382-8782. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has a joint officers meeting on the first Monday of each month at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. The Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday for chapter enrollment, refreshments and trivia pursuit. Call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. Call Judy O'Boyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444.TUESDAY Aging Advocacy Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Nu-Hope Conference Room at 11:30 a.m. for a brown bag lunch with the meeting starting at noon. Contact Debbie Slade at 382-2134 Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Ex-POW Highlands County Chapter, meets 6 p.m. Call Ted Biever, 382-3285, for meeting place. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. Call 452-2385. Avon Park Lakes Association has Women's Salad Bar at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call president Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice president Linda Webster at 385-1124. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at Buttonwood Bay meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month November through March. We invite anyone interested in expanding their computer knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Happy Paws Dog Obedience Club Inc. meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Obedience classes are available. All welcome. Call 4719778. Heartland Dog Club Inc. of Florida meets at 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday at Homer's Buffet, Sebring. Obedience classes (all breeds) are held on Wednesday evenings at Sun N Lake Elementary School. Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog testing available. AKC-pointed shows held annually in April. Call 3857474 or 385-7803 or visitwww.HeartalndDogClubFlorida .org. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Community Orchestra rehearses each Tuesday in the Green Room of the South Florida Community College Performing Arts Theater, 5:307:30 p.m. Entrance is at the rear of the building. String players especially needed. Strings call Eugene Longo at 699-1975; winds call Kim Houser at 453-6049 for more information. Highlands County Parkinson's Support Group meets at 1 p.m. second Tuesday at the Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring. For details, 453-6589 or 452-2053. Highlands Gem and Mineral Club meets 7 p.m., second Tuesday, Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. Club does not meet in July, August or September. Call 453-7054. Highlands Tea Party has an educational and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 699-0743. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 2-4:30 p.m. second Tuesday at Nu-Hope of Highlands County, 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Optional education/refresher session from 2-3 p.m. Support group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. This is a free support group fro all patrients with insulin pumps, or for those who want to know more about them. Call 414-6444 for information. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Call 385-0987. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 Auxiliary meets 8 p.m. every second Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Call 385-0987. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. Call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. LAKEPLACIDLIONSClub meets at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. for dinner)the second Tuesday each month at Herons Garden, 501 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call Jeanne at 699-0743. Lake Placid Moose has a general meeting and a Moose Legion meeting at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3880 meets 10 a.m. second Tuesday at 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444 for details. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands RegionalMedical Center second floor class room. Friends and family are welcome. Call Janet Turvey at 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuc h of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. National Association for the Advancement of Colore d People, Highlands County Branch executive meeting meets 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday at RCMA/Hopewell Center in room 16. Call All Hinson at 399-2243, Rev. Robert Walker at 414-6474 o r Davette Thompson at (312) 543-5983.. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Churc h, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup. c om. Call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more informa tion on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Placid Lake s Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near th e library in downtown Sebring. Call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smoke free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5 7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. Call 6553920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. an d table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. Call Scott Albritton a t 402-1819. The Sons of AMVETS meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at th e Post, 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Toby's Clown Alley has its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday at the Clown Foundation, 109 W Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6 -7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Communit y Bible Church, 1400 CR-17A N., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. Call 452-1093. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. The ladies auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. every second Tuesday. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has sandwiches a t 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Page 6CNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011www.newssun.com AVON PARK 452-5800 € SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530We Could Have Saved This One! 3 ROOMS AND HALLA room or an area up to 250 sq. ft. living/ dining room combos or great rooms count as two rooms. Must present coupon at time of cleaning. Stanley Steemer residential only. Certain restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 03/31/11.$9900 COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of March 7-11 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Chili, saltine crackers, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, corn cobbettes, tossed salad, Colby Jack cheese stick, cherry berry fruit bar, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, cheeseburger pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Barbecue sandwich, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, carrots and dip, vanilla clodhoppers, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, cheeseburger pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, great northern beans, cheddar cheese stick, rosy applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Lunch Asian chicken nuggets, salsa, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, PBJ sandwich meal, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, baked french fries, corn, carrots and dip, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Chili, saltine crackers, corn cobbettes, tossed salad, cherry berry fruit bar, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, dried blueberries, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Barbecue sandwich, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, vanilla clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, great northern beans, rosy applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, Sun Chips, tossed salad, peach cup, assorted juice, assorted milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Chili, saltine crackers, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, corn cobbettes, tossed salad, Colby Jack cheese stick, cherry berry fruit bar, strawberry fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Barbecue sandwich, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, carrots and dip, vanilla clodhoppers, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, great northern beans, cheddar cheese stick, rosy applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Ultimate Breakfast Round, orange juice, chocolate milk, sausage biscuit, apricot cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Mama Sofia's cheeseburger pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, salsa, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, PBJ sandwich meal, corn, carrots and dip, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Maple waffle stick, string cheese, orange juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Chicken nuggets, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, egg noodles, carrots and dip, strawberry cup, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, very berry juice bar, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Chicken biscuit, grape juice, chocolate milk, hard cooked egg, giant graham, apple juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, green beans, vanilla clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Hard cooked egg, giant graham, apple juice, chocolate milk, chicken biscuit, grape juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Macaroni and cheese, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, broccoli, diced pears, cherry berry fruit bar, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Sausage biscuit, apricot cup, chocolate milk, Ultimate Breakfast Round, orange juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, corn, great northern beans, fruit cocktail cup, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Manager's choice, assorted milk. Lunch Mama Sofia's cheeseburger pizza, MamaSofia's cheese pizza, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mixed vegetables, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch Chicken nuggets, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, carrots and dip, strawberry cup, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, green beans, vanilla clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Macaroni and cheese, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, broccoli, diced pears, cherry berry fruit bar, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, great northern beans, fruit cocktail cup, assorted milk. Friday Lunch Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, mixed vegetables, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted milk. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 7C Free Cordless Upgrade on all Cellular Shades Ending March 31, 2011 Celebrating 25 Years!Customer Rebates up to $50 per window. Select Styles to choose Hurry, Ends April 30th, 2011 E.O. 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LIVING D SECTION News-Sun Sunday, March 6, 2011 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesFAMILYFEATURES W ith the cold lifting and new spring collections hitting the shelves, it's the perfect time to change up your home and wardrobe with fresh new styles that reflect the joyful mood and bright colors of spring. Glade has partnered with style expert Giuliana Rancic to help women transform their look and surroundings for the new season. Together they are sharing what's in this season and introducing two new limited edition home fragrances Bring on the Blossoms and Sparkle of Spring. As an entertainment journalist and co-host of E!'s "Fashion Police," Rancic is an expert in today's fashion a nd aims to inspire women to celebrate the season by updating their look this spring. From home dŽcor to w ardrobe, Rancic shares firsthand how surroundings, especially in the home, can affect mood. "Spring is my favorite time of year because it's a new awakening in the fashion world. I love exploring a ll the new trends and updating my surroundings with bright, happy colors that lift my mood," says Rancic. With a few new accessories and the limited-edition fragrances from Glade, your home will look as fresh as i t smells." In order to help other women rejuvenate their look and surroundings, Rancic shares her top five tips to s tay on-trend and feel fresh and exhilarated in time for spring:nReinforce Ruffles.Spring is all about feeling pretty and feminine, and designers are pumping up the volume with ruffles. Whether on a throw pillow, journal or jacket, this season we'll be seeing gorgeous fabrics and textures draped and ruffled into fabulous creations. nRevitalize Home Fragrance.Glade Limited Edition Spring Collection fragrances refresh the home and wipe away the doldrums left behind when winter fades. The Glade Sparkle of Spring Premium Room Spray looks as good as it smells, and the hints of citrus help you create an energized vibe during the day.nBright Colors, Fresh Look.What's more perfect for spring than bright, cheerful colors? Take advantage of the season's uplifting hues and make lips pop with orangey pink lipstick. nWake Up Happy.Start the day with colors that awaken your senses. Make your bedroom environment happy with a bright, cheerful new duvet or throw.nGo forGeometric Jewels.Cool, geometric shapes are everywhere this spring. Clean, straight lines and bold color accents make a perfect pair. Added perk? You don't have to spend a lot to achieve this look Giuliana recently discovered a pair of bold emerald green earrings for just $8! For more information on the Glade Limited Edition Spring Collection, visit www.glade.com.GiulianaRancicand thetwoaccessories shecan'tlivewithoutGiuliana Rancic is an entertainment journalist, television personality, producer and author. As the co-host of E! News alongside Ryan Seacrest and E!'s "Fashion Police" alongside Joan Rivers, Giuliana is always at the forefront of fashion and pop culture. Born in Naples, Italy, Giuliana and her family moved to the United States when she was a little girl. Her love affair with television journalism began before she could even speak English she learned the language by watching TV. She attended the University of Maryland, where she received a B.A. in Journalism and earned her Master's degree in Journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. Giuliana splits her time between Los Angeles and Chicago. She resides in both cities with her husband, entrepreneur and talk show host, Bill Rancic. Atrue style aficionado, the accessories she can't live without this spring are a long printed scarf and Glade Sparkle of Spring Premium Room Spray.

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Have you ever gone cavi ng or hiked a mile up a m ountain? Though I've never gone c aving as in crawling into a hole in the side of a mount ain and exploring I have g one on guided tours of c aves and found them fascin ating. Yet, it is still not my f avorite adventure being u nderground in the side of a m ountain. However caves h old beautiful, impressive s ecrets. The darkness, dirt and d ank coolness must spell a dventure and discovery for s pelunkers. Without them, w e wouldn't know about the i ncredible stalactites and stal agmites that hang down and s tick up in splendid, artistic f ormations. It causes us to wonder. W hy such beauty in virtually u nseen places? Hiking for me is far more e njoyable. I love being outdoors and b reathing in the pristine air o f the mountains. I delight in t he openness and freedom I f eel. Climbing to heights t hat open to unimaginably m ajestic vistas are sure r ewards. Like the time we took a g rueling, mile high hike. T here was much beauty a long the way with a stream rippling alongside the steep path we were on. But, at the top, beauty beyond our hopes awaited. A plateau of the clearest lake I'd ever seen fed by a thundering waterfall took our breath away. This same waterfall continuously fed the stream that had been splashing and dancing alongside us as we climbed. The highway below is not visible from this protected, circular environment. People drive by unaware of the hidden beauty. Yet, the music of the waterfall never stops singing whether anyone hears it or not. God, the Creator of all things, places beauty in unseen places because. He is inherently beautiful and whether we can see it or not, he creates it. And, then, should we happen upon it, we are blessed, inspired and awed. His winsome artistry declares his glory much like the night sky that is far denser with stars and planets than our natural eye can see. Whether in the bosom of the earth or atop a mountain peak, the joy of it all is that we can never escape his presence. As Psalm 139: 7a8a, in The Message, asks, "Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?If I climb to the sky, you're there!If I go underground, you're there!" His beauty is all encompassing and he never sleeps. Whether we see him in action or not, even unseen places declare his glory; and, we can declare with the Psalmist, "In Your presence is fullness of joy."Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a NewsSun correspondent and an award-winning writer. 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Seneca $31.69 Carton DIVERSIONS ADDUCATIONALTVBy JOHN LAMPKIN ACROSS 1 Shrimp kin 6 Eclipse shadow 11 Grain layer 15 Pennsylvanie, e.g. 19 Bellow's "The Adventures of __ March" 20 "Air Music" Pulitzer winner, 1976 21 Like Hubbard's cupboard 22 Very attractive 23 Amherst sch. 24 Bowlers have them 25 Documentary about a Ravi Shankar concert tour? 27 Sitcom about an endearing dimwit? 30 Reserved 31 Geometry figure 32 On __-to-know basis 33 Hypothetical primates 35 Not at all excited 37 Entered gradually 39 Waste, as time 43 Show about a nonsensical grain grinder? 48 Giant in the woods 50 "Great taste" beers, familiarly 51 Summer goal, maybe 52 "No __!" 54 Pressed for payment 55 "__ all in your mind" 56 Moral principles 59 Lincoln Ctr. site 61 Prolonged pain 62 Hopi home 64 Symbol on the film poster for Eastwood's "Hang 'Em High" 67 Mt. Shasta's state 69 Box for practice 70 Drama about an opinionated military? 73 Sheep's kin 77 In concert 79 Natural sponge 80 Telescope eyepiece 82 Brooks of country 85 Boston Coll. conference since 2005 87 Confident comeback 89 JFK posting 90 Ill will 92 "Mayor" author 95 Former USSR member 96 Ankle bones 98 Early stage 100 Talk show about words like "zeppelin" and "dirigible"? 103 Many a texting whiz 104 10,000 square meters 106 Lampblack 107 Sioux enemies 108 Starbucks size 111 Attending USC, e.g. 115 Like some drilling 119 Sitcom about a team of aromatherapists? 122 Financial show about the fermented honey market? 124 Straight up 125 Bizarre 126 Procter & Gamble razor 127 Cowardly Lion's farmhand alter ego 128 Of the kidneys 129 Got together 130 Really smell 131 Ice cream brand 132 Nonplus 133 Until now DOWN 1 "Straight Up" singer Abdul 2 Bit of tongue-wagging 3 Mescal source 4 Joker 5 Twitter source 6 Modern folklore 7 "Le __ d'Arthur" 8 Payoff 9 Do over, as a kitchen 10 "Are not!" comeback 11 Hardly big shots? 12 Like a bump on a log 13 Goddess of the hunt 14 Straightened up 15 New newts 16 Inner tube shapes 17 Hewed 18 Little shaver 26 Tried to get a seat 28 "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country" speaker 29 More despicable 34 1955 Argentine coup victim 36 First name in nature photography 38 Chalet backdrop 39 Drama about an Asian virus? 40 Sphere opening 41 Property claim 42 Feminine title 43 Air traffic images 44 Like the sky during fireworks 45 On a liner, say 46 Liner's primary section 47 Disguised, briefly 49 Wharf on the Seine 53 Old-timey words of emphasis 57 WWII Axis general 58 Earthworm environs 60 Short film maker? 63 Drama about an obnoxious superhero? 65 Cone head? 66 Big heads 68 Rh™ne city 71 Juanita's "a" 72 Entangled 74 Last Olds made 75 Quemoy neighbor 76 Scarecrow's lack 78 Eschew 81 BP competitor 82 Pace 83 Only daughter of Elizabeth II 84 Abundant 86 Terra __ 88 Rembrandt's contemplative subject 91 Gossip 93 Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Roz 94 "I Saw __ Again": 1966 hit 97 Appraised items on a PBS "Roadshow" 99 Had a hankering 101 Frantic 102 Villain to "avoid" in 1980s Domino's Pizza ads, with "the" 105 Insolent 107 Resistance unit 109 Edit 110 Dieter-friendly 112 Like fruitcakes 113 Oater actor Lash 114 Like crackerjacks 115 General Bradley 116 Grand affair 117 Diet 118 Black Hills st. 120 Zeus' spouse 121 "Brave New World" drug 123 Puzzle finisher's cry Solution on page 6D Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, think about a point you want to make and then carefully form your words. You want to leave no room for misunderstanding with a pending situation. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, after some careful consideration, take matters into your own hands. Whether this will work to your advantage still remains to be seen. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, once you commit to an idea this week, there is no turning back. So you'd better be sure this is the path you want to take. Others aren't so sure. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, be appreciative and grateful when others are being friendly. Oftentimes people want to do right by others without an ulterior motive. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, seek some professional advice when some unwanted health symptoms arise. It's never good to risk your health for the sake of convenience. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, you will get just what you have been asking for. But once you get your hands on the prize, you may find it's not as great as you had expected. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Look twice before you leap, Libra, because it will not be easy to reverse what you do once the plan is in motion. Leo is along for the ride on this adventure. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 2 2) Scorpio, you can be hop eful that there will be a sudd en change in your current situ ation, but chances are thin gs will be more gradual, esp ecially starting this week. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-De c. 21) Sagittarius, ma ke things a little easier on you rself this week by making a few changes. Dine out o ne night and let the beds g o unmade a few days. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Ja n. 20) Capricorn, whi le socializing you may find th at you have to chat with som e people you'd rather avoid. B e personable this week an d avoid arguments. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Fe b. 18) Aquarius, it has taken a lot of patience to make it through the last few month s. But finally the silver lining is in sight, so sit back and enjo y the respite. Pisces (Feb. 19-Marc h 20) Pisces, the early part of the week is bound to be fill ed with a lot of activity. B ut come Thursday things win d down quite nicely. Famous birthdaysMarch 6 Rob Reine r, singer, 66; March 7 Jen na Fisher, actress, 37; March 8 Kat Von D, tattoo artist, 2 9; March 9 Juliette Binoch e, actress, 47; March 10 Carr ie Underwood, singer, 2 8; March 11 Thora Birc h, actress, 29; March 12 Li za Minnelli, singer, 65. There is no room for misunderstanding this week, Aries DearAbby: In our family, pets a re irreplaceable, full-fledged, b eloved members. One of them was a beautiful, very affectionate cat we h ad rescued as an abandoned kitten. T ragically, he didn't make it t hrough an operation we hoped w ould save his life. His death was a n eedless accident, and we are writi ng this in the hope that you will p rint itso no other animals will die i n a similar fashion. On the day before he died, he s uddenly stopped eating and drinki ng. He became lethargic and vomite d several times. Our vet diagnosed h im with a bowel obstruction. A pparently, he had eaten a piece of a palm from Palm Sunday. Unable t o pass through his system, it had p erforated his bowel. The damage was too extensive to fix. The vet later told us about many other items he had removed throughout his experience: Q-tips, cotton balls, coins, twist ties, string, buttons, Easter grass, Christmas tree icicles, etc. Abby, please warn your readers to pick up anything that's small enough for a pet to put in its mouth, and to keep anything a pet might be tempted to taste out of reach. In Mourning in Pennsylvania DearIn Mourning: I'm sorry about the untimely loss of your adored pet. I, too, hope your letter will alert pet owners as well as parents and caregivers of small children. DearAbby: Do dreams have a meaning? I have the same disturbing dream over and over again. I wake up feeling anxious and can't fall back to sleep. Do you have any advice or suggestion on what I can do about this? You have helped many people; can you help me? Sleepless in Kansas City DearSleepless: Some dreams have a "meaning" others do not. Your dream may be an attempt by your subconscious to work through something in your life that you haven't been able to resolve consciously, which is why the dream is recurring. Because the dream is causing sleeplessness and anxiety, it may help to discuss it with a psychologist. Just talking about it may help the problem go away. DearAbby: Our group has a problem. One of the women takes out her dental floss and uses it at the table regardless of where we are a restaurant, banquet, anyplace. We have all asked her please not to, but she's the type who, if you tell her she's wrong, insists she's always right. According to her, flossing one's teeth at the table is acceptable. She's in her 60s and she's a representative for our AARPgroup, which means she attends a great many functions. There has been a lot of talk about this, and it has made a lot of people uncomfortabl e. She reads your column as we al l do. So please address this subject. Thank you. Grossed Out in Massachuse tts DearGrossed Out: With pleasure! Flossing one's teeth should be done in private, in the powder room. Under no circumstances is i t proper to do it at the dinner table. For her to insist upon doing it in spite of being told it makes others uncomfortable is extremely rude, s o tell her to chew on that. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Tasty temptations around the home can be deadly to pets and kids Blossoms and songs in unseen places Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 Dear Abby

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING The National D ance Company of Ireland p resents Rhythm of the D ance at South Florida C ommunity College at 7:30 p .m. Monday, March 14 in t he SFCC Theatre for the P erforming Arts. This twoh our dance and music extrava ganza contains a wealth of I rish talent. The performance w ill not simply entertain, but e xcite, dazzle, and ultimately u plift your spirits. The show is an inspiring e pic, reliving the journey of t he Irish Culture throughout h istory. Using modern art f orms of dance and music, t his richly costumed show m arries the contemporary a nd the ancient. Combining t raditional dance and music w ith the most up to date stage t echnology, the show is a 1 ,000-year-old journey exec uted with all the advantages o f the modern day stage s how. With a young and gifted cast of 17 dancers, five musicians and three Irish tenors, the show has won critical acclaim across 44 countries and four continents, to more than 5 million fans. It is internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step shows in the world. Much to the delight of audiences everywhere the company now performs many of the old classic Irish ballads such as Danny Boy, Star of County Down, The Kerry Dancers, Carrickfergus, Molly Malone, Trotting to the Fair, and Phil the Fluthers Ball. Each of the three gifted young Irish Tenors graduated from Dublin City University. The show tells the story of a decade's long war between the Celtic clans of Leinster and Ulster. These once peaceful people, were driven into battle by their rulers lust for land and power. Following the last great battle of their time, both rulers stood no more. With the Emerald Isle left in ruins, two great Celtic warriors now stand to rebuild what is lost. As the new generation comes to power, with them comes a glimmer of hope, the hope that one day the Emerald Isle shall stand united and peace shall reign over the lands once more. Frozen in time, our journey begins. We pick up as two young Celtic warriors, Niamh of Ulster and Eoin of Leinster, meet to discuss the future of their clans. This is the first encounter that the two Celtic clans have had since the passing of the old rulers. They beat the floor in question and answer until all terms are discussed and an agreement is made. As the beat of the drum echoes through their hearts, all is still and the Rhythm of the Dance begins. The performance is a benefit for the Historical Society of Avon Park. Your support will help with much needed repairs and improvements, including concrete projects, electrical work, painting, air conditioning, and flooring and roof repair. SunTrust Bank is the major sponsor for this performance. There are a limited number of tickets remaining, ranging from $19 to $25 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 7847178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front the of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MondayFriday. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 3D Established 19311600 US 27 South € Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, 385-0125 111 E. Circle St. Avon Park, 453-3101 Chris T.Nelson Craig M. Nelson Darin S. MacNeil W .W LUMBER CO. 465-3331Hwy. 27 S. Lake Placid"We're More Than Just Lumber" COMPLETE Building SuppliesPlease support the above businesses. They have made this page possible. Inspirational Thoughtsby Patricia Valentine THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502 Residential Commercial Mobile Homes"Small Enough to Know You Large Enough to Serve You"500 South Lake Avenue 382-8300 453-3019 THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502St.Luke 5:5-6,And Simon answering said unto him, Master,we have toiled all the night,and have taken nothing:nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done,they inclosed a great multitude of fishes:and their net brake.ŽIn the above scriptures,Peter chose to obey Jesus and as a result he experienced a stunning display of divine power.In our obedience to God and His word it may sometime require doing some things that appear to be unreasonable.Our obedience to God should never be based on whether something seems fitting to our way of thinking.That is not to say God always bypasses common sense,but oftentimes what He requires of us may not appear reasonable or match our preconceived ideas. Disobedience will cause us to miss out on what God has in stored for us.Nothing pleases a parent more than to have their children walking in obedience.God is even more pleased when His children are walking in obedience.Be Blessed! Attend the Church of Your Choice! Newborns € Children € AdolescentsOFFICE HOURS: Rajeswari Sonni, M.D., F.A.A.P. Praveen Krishnadas, M.D., F.A.A.P. Anoop Palta, M.D., F.A.A.P. Maria B. Asis, M.D., F.A.A.P Maria C. Perez, M.D. David Kleczek, P.A.-C. Amy Grimes, P.A.-C. Megan Neff, ARNP Mercy L. Seralde, M.D., F.A.A.P.Avon Park Pediatrics,P.A. & Sebring Pediatrics,LLCWe accept most Major Insurance and Medicaid SEBRING382-0770AVON PARK453-7337 Specializing in the treatment of € Allergies € Asthma € Attention Deficit Disorder Immunizations € Check-ups €Obesity Counciling SEBRING: MON. … FRI. … 8:30AM … 5:00PMSATURDAY … 8:30AM … 12:00 NOON … SEBRING ONLYAVON PARK: MON. & WED. … 8:30AM … 7:00PM TUES., THURS., & FRI. … 8:30AM … 5:00PM LAKE PLACID699-1414 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-Sun"My own painting is all a bout light and contrast, but I t hink sometimes my students a re skeptical about the value o f the dull and drab colors t hat I tell them are necessary i n a painting," says painter a nd teacher Anne Watson. "In order for the beauty of l ight and color to be seen w ithout garish glare, the g reyer, more subdued colors a nd values are important, in a ddition to the darkest darks. Think of your own life','I t ell them. After raucous p eriods of highs and lows, d oesn't every human heart l ong for the peaceful quiet of m undane, everyday exist ence? It is in those still m oments that we sometimes t ake for granted, that we are a ble to see the greatest beaut y, and receive the greatest i nspirations." Next Tuesday evening, W atson invites everyone to j oin her and the Highlands A rt League's Marketing Group at the Yellow House Gallery (1989 Lakeview Drive, next to the library) for the weekly Art Sparks!' event, when award-winning photographer Bruce Behrens will present a workshop in "Finding the Light". For all artists and photographers who wish to develop their skills in capturing light in their work, this free workshop is a rare opportunity. Behrens work has earned awards in photojournalism and commercial photography, as well as wedding and pictorial portraiture, including the prestigious Master of Photography Degree from the Professional Photographers of America, their highest award. His awards and credentials go on and on, but more even exciting is this chance to glean some what he as learned through the years, to apply to one's own work. This Art Sparks! event will begin promptly at 6pm to take advantage of the best of artists'light'at the end of the day. Bring your camera, some of your own work, and your questions, and please come a little early to be ready to begin on time. For additional information on the workshop, please phone (407) 403-2427. Watson teaches painting in oils and acrylics, drawing and digital media at the Highlands Art League in Sebring, as well as in Avon Park and Lake Placid, and features a broad range of commercial and personal artwork. She may be reached at anne@annewatsonstudio.co m or by phone at 449-0822. Art Sparks!' to feature photgrapher Courtesy photo Anne Watson will bring some of her photographs for her painting The Cobalt Vase' to hear photographer Bruce Behrens' suggestions and expertise at his Finding the Light' workshop on Tuesday at the Yellow House Gallery's Art Sparks event. All are invited to do the same. Rhythm of the Dance performs March 14 Courtesy photo T he National Dance Company of Ireland presents Rhythm of the Dance at South Florida Community College on Monday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. Special to the News-SunAVONPARK Comedians Johnny Roberts and Rick Chapman present an entertaining afternoon of comedy, impressions, singing, and audience participation during their South Florida Community College Matinee Series performance at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus. Roberts is known as "The Southern Fried Comedian." He uses his distinctive humor to deliver a barrage of one-liners, ad-libs, and clean jokes while playing the guitar and singing his original songs. He follows the comic style of Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, and George Burns. Roberts prides himself in presenting a hard-driving, laugh-aminute performance. He has appeared nationwide on television and radio and has shared the stage with some of the country’s biggest stars and personalities, including performing at the Grand Ole Opry. Chapman is known as the "Man of Over 100 Voices." His singing voice for many of his characters that makes audiences feel as if the original artists are performing; his impressions are hilarious, unique, and unforgettable. Chapman’s impressions include celebrities such as George Burns, Louis Armstrong, Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Stewart and more. He has appeared at t he Stardust Hotel in L as Vegas, Disneyland, Chur ch Street Station and h as appeared on stage wi th Jimmy Durante, B.B. Kin g, Frank Sinatra Jr., and t he Lawrence Welk Orchestra The 2011 Matinee Seri es is sponsored by Je an Moyer, Dr. and Mr s. Placido M. Roquiz Jr., an d Drs. Abe and Carmeli ta Lim. Tickets range from $1 0 to $15 and may be pu rchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.sout hflorida.edu. Tickets m ay also be purchased by ca lling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting t he SFCC Box Office in t he front of the SFCC Theat re for the Performing Art s, 600 W. College Drive, fro m 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m Monday-Friday. Johnny Roberts, Rick Chapman set for SFCC Matinee Series Courtesy pho to Comedian Johnny Roberts will persent an afternoon of fun during SFCC' Matinee Series Tuesday. Special to the News-SunSEBRING It will be a squeaky clean c omedy show on Saturday, March 12 at D uffer's Sports Grille when Ted Holum takes t o the stage. Holum, known as "The Clean Comic," has a ppeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno a s well as other shows such as Showtime TV Comedy Special, The Phil Donahue Show w ith Robert Klein and Phyllis Diller, Comedy N ight with Martin Mull. His facial express ions will keep everyone entranced and l aughing in their seats. In addition to Leno, Diller, Klein and D onahue, he has performed on stage with J erry Seinfeld, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Reba M cIntire, Ray Charles and the Beach Boys j ust to name a few. He has also performed on s everal cruise lines and traveled all over the c ountry doing comedy shows. This month's comedy show will have an a dditional bonus of four comedians instead of t hree. The price remains the same at $10 for t he entire event which is from 8-10 p.m. Opening for Holum on stage will be Nick C at, an angry black man trapped inside an A sian man with a Jewish mother. Failed out from the priesthood, Nick Cat h as some riotous cynical confessions to make on what it's like being an Asian in America without owning a nail salon or dry cleaners; on his lousy luck with the ladies; and on fooling his parents into thinking he's getting his Ph.D in physics. He has appeared on "Last Cylon Standing," a short film made for the SciFi Channel. After Nick Cat's performance, Sean "G" Grant, of Miami, will tickle everyone's funny bone. Grant became America's College Comedy Champion in 2008 sponsored by Jimmy Kimmel Live and ABC network. He attended Florida State University where he studied creative writing, theater and film. Grant landed a guest role on Tyler Perry's hit sitcom "Meet the Browns," TBS'number one rated TVshow. Clean comedy show coming to Duffer's on March 12 Nick Cat A.Z. See CLEAN, page 4D

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Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK Michael M iles presents "From S enegal to Seeger," an e vening dedicated to the b anjo, during the South F lorida Community College K aleidoscope Series at 7:30 p .m. Saturday, March 12 in t he SFCC University Center A uditorium. The program features m usic, literature, history, poli tics, and humor. The American story of the b anjo begins with its arrival t o America from Africa on s lave ships, followed by its u se in minstrel shows, war s ongs, barndances, protest m usic, New Orleans, blueg rass, and innumerable twists a nd turns that eventually prop elled it into the 21st century. Armed with numerous banj os, stirring songs, news clipp ings, old journals, and the w ritings of Walt Whitman, C arl Sandburg, Woody G uthrie, and Pete Seeger, M iles paints a surprising, p oignant, political, and h umorous portrait of this i nstrument that has spilled i nto the heart of America. Amusician, composer, musical playwright, and actor, Miles is a rare artist who combines talents from numerous artistic disciplines. He is a creative force who has produced a remarkable catalog of musical works-recordings, books, and stage productions. Miles is an educator and author, with over a decade of university teaching experience at Villanova University and VanderCook College of Music. As a musician and vocalist, Miles groundbreaking work on the banjo has put him in a category all his own. It is no surprise that other banjoists of great renown, notably Pete Seeger and Bela Fleck, have chosen to collaborate with him on original works of music. In November 2004, From Senegal to Seeger finished an exhilarating 10-week run at the renowned Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Miles has also performed at the Kennedy Center and Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC; the Royal Opera Theatre in Marrakesh, Morocco; Ravinia Festival and the Chicago Humanities Festival in Chicago, and numerous other cultural organizations and festivals. The season sponsors are Charles and Anne Reynolds, Dr. and Mrs. Witford Reid/Sebring Pain Mgmt, and Dr. Richard and Elina Campbell. The performance sponsor wishes to remain anonymous. Tickets range from $21 to $24 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front the of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 West College Drive, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, March 6, 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 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 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 Courtesy photo Michael Miles will entertain with his banjo during South Florida Community College's Kaleidoscope Series on March 12. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Michael Miles to present an evening of banjo music at SFCC Before Holum takes to the stage, comedian A.Z., who is known for his distinctive voice that is easy on the ears and his extreme idiot like qualities, will amaze the crowd. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., this high energy comedian also offers a clean act with no cursing or sex talk. A.Z. makes people feel good about themselves while making fun of himself. A.Z. has a character named Bongo Bill, a beatnik that thinks he is going to be on Johnny Carson an d the Ed Sullivan show an d it's in the 1960s. It is recommended to purchase tickets in advan ce since seating is limited an d last month's show was so ld out. Tickets are available at Duffer's Sports Grill e, 6940 U.S. 27 North. F or details, call 382-633 9. Dinner reservations al so can be made from 6-7:3 0 p.m. The club will be clos ed to the public after 5:30 p.m to accommodate all sho w participants. Continued from page 3D Clean comedy show planned at Duffer's Courtesy pho to Ted Holum, known as The Clean Comic,' has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as other shows such as Showtime TV Comedy Special, The Phil Donahue Show with Robert Klein and Phyllis Diller, Comedy Night with Martin Mull. On March 12 he will be on stage at Duffer's Sports Grille.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 5D 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. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8:15 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 Bruc e 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 lPLACESTOWORSHIP Spring is almost here and soon lawns and landscapes will need some extra tender loving care in the form of fertilizers. Like most things in life, fertilizer can be very useful if used properly. Alittle time, education and effort on your p art can not only make your yard g reener and healthier, it can help t he environment. Plant nutrition dates to the 19th c entury. Justus von Liebig (12 May 1 803-18 April 1873) made huge s trides regarding fertilizers and is a ctually known as the "father of t he fertilizer industry." He made m ajor contributions to the agricult ural and biological fields. AGerman chemist and professor, L iebig devised the modern laborat ory-oriented teaching method, and f or such innovations, he is regarde d as one of the greatest chemistry t eachers of all time. (Wikipedia) H e is credited for discovering n itrogen as a necessary plant nutrie nt. Today, fertilizer would seem to be a magical combination of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other nutrients. It is designed to make lawns green and healthy by supplementing nutrients in the soil. When fertilizer is applied correctly, it can indeed help with growth, pest and environmental damage, reduction of weeds and replacement of nutrients. But did you know that if fertilizer is used incorrectly it can do quite a bit of damage to the environment? According to the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), "recent studies reveal that rising nitrite levels in many local water bodies can be traced to fertilizer. Nitrate is a form of nitrogen that is found in inorganic fertilizers. When fertilizer is required and applied correctly, the lawn absorbs the nitrogen. However, fertilizers applied improperly can run off lawns and into local water bodies, harming water quality and threatening the plants and animals that depend on clean water for survival." To assist with this eveincreasing challenge, the SWFWMD has started a campaign to focus on Florida-Friendly fertilizing tips. By visiting their Web site at WaterMatters.org/fertilizing, citizens can get helpful information on proper fertilizing techniques. The Web site even offers videos for those that don't want to read. Some of the steps they offer are: Testing your soil. Many soils already have the necessary amount of one or more of the required nutrients for plants. If you were to test your soil and find it high in phosphorus, then you would need to buy a fertilizer with little or no phosphorus content. Know when to apply fertilizer. The proper time to apply fertilizer is when the grass is growing. Whe n applied to dormant lawns and plants, the nutrients simply aren't necessary and wastes time and money. In fact, it actually harms the environment by running off or leaching through the soil and ente ring near by bodies of water. Choose slow-release fertilizer The lawn will benefit by a longer lasting nutrient release and fewer nutrients will be wasted. Other tips include proper application, what type of fertilizers to buy, how to water-in fertilizer and many more helpful ideas. By fertilizing properly, not only are you going to save time and money, you will actually be helping the environment and keeping the nearby water bodies clean and healthy. Take some time to visit SWFWMD's Web site WaterMatters.org/fertilizing. All the information is free and if followed, the instructions just may save you plenty of cash and make your yard the envy of neighborhood. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assistin g the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). Fertlizing properly will help your lawn and the environment News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Fertilizing properly can help your yard stay green and healthy and can help the environment.

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By CHRIS TALBOTT APEntertainment WriterNASHVILLE, Tenn. K ip Moore long ago got over t he jitters playing in front of a live audience. Then he s tepped on the Ryman A uditorium stage this week. With hundreds of country m usic radio executives from a round the nation watching d uring Universal Music N ashville's Country Radio S eminar showcase and his f irst single out March 14, it w as arguably the most import ant performance of his c areer. And he had just a little bit o ver 3 minutes to try and earn s pins. "It had to have been easily t he most nerve-racking exper ience that I've ever had, h ands down," Moore said. Moore nailed it in the W ednesday performance and g ot an enthusiastic reaction f rom the crowd. If he pers uaded a few program direct ors to play his new song, Mary Was the Marrying K ind," he might just have t aken the first step toward s uperstardom. Hundreds of country acts m ake their way to Nashville e ach year with the same goal a s Moore. It's one of the l argest gatherings of country r adio executives and almost e very major, minor and aspiri ng country artist roams the h alls of the Nashville C onvention Center. No expense is spared wini ng, dining and wooing cove ted airplay, still the golden r ing for artists seeking to e xploit the reach of the n ation's largest radio format. T here's swag, manicures, e xclusive performances, food a nd a river of booze. Acts usually travel the c ountry on nomadic radio tours, hitting stations one by one in weeks or even months long journeys that Moore described as "emotionally draining." The fishin-the-barrel quality of CRS gives artists a unique opportunity to sing for a mass of key contacts. Kasey Buckley and Amanda Watkins of new duo Miss Willie Brown decided to skip the road work for now and focus on CRS. They want radio executives on their team, and CRS gives them three days to introduce themselves to as many potential teammates as possible. "We can't just like hold a meeting with them" Buckley said. "This is everyone we want to have relationships with, build relationships with in one place. So we know they're going to be here. We dress up, put some makeup on, do some push-ups and come here." There is plenty of proof out there that the glad-handing and back slapping works. Radio play remains the most direct way for country acts to reach record and ticket buyers. ANo. 1 single can mean millions of dollars and push an act from the bar scene to arenas. Jason Aldean, whose duet with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay," is the No. 1 song on Billboard's country chart this week, started attending CRS with producer and mentor Michael Knox long before he had a record deal. Knox "kind of took me under his wing when I first got to Nashville. I was like his pet or his little brother," Aldean joked. "He used to take me around and just introduce me to everybody, and he said, Look, if you ever get a recording career, this is what you're going to have to do. Get used to it.'So that's what we did." The work and the quality of his songs paid off. "Don't You Wanna Stay" is his sixth No. 1 song and he's the hottest male act in the genre right now. For every Aldean, though, there are hundreds of artists who fail to connect for one reason or another. Hit-level radio airplay is hard to come by and it's almost impossible to gain admittance to the club. Making it more maddening is no one can really quantify what makes a hit or why certain acts resonate with program directors. The Randy Rogers Band tours relentlessly, just earned its thi rd Academy of Country Mus ic Awards nomination for to p vocal group and recent ly played on "The Tonig ht Show with Jay Leno". Th ey have some supporters in radio, but have mostly gott en a lukewarm response despi te a reputation as one of cou ntry's best live acts. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Fat Tuesday is M arch 8 but Duffer's Sports G rille will be celebrating M ardi Gras on Ash W ednesday, March 9, since t hat is the typical Midweek B lues & Jazz Night. Two Bits, consisting of C huck White and Tony S uazo, both of Sebring, will b e Four Bits when Dave N aylor, of Sebring, joins t hem on trumpet and Manny P atino, of the Miami area, w ill be playing bass. They w ill play a variety of jazz for t he event. White and Suazo have b een regularly playing blues a nd jazz on Wednesday n ights at Duffer's and they p erform with various other b ands in the area. White p lays saxophone and Suazo p lays guitar. They will kick the evening o ff with some dinner music a nd then jazz it up a bit at 7 p .m. with Naylor and Patino t aking the stage. Naylor has been the leader o f the Highlandaires Band for t he past 11 years and is the f ounder and member of the E manon Jazz quartet. He also p erforms with Heartland O rchestra, Highlands Pops C oncert Band, Lakeland Jazz O rchestra, PGO Little Big B and, The Celebration Brass Q uintet and the newly f ormed ensemble, The Big B rass. He is an adjunct trump et instructor at South F lorida Community College i n Avon Park. Naylor has directed bands a nd been a trumpet instructor i n New York for several y ears. He was a featured s olist with the U.S. Navy B and in Washington, D.C. for f our years and did three n ational tours as a solist. He t oured with the Les & Larry E lgart Band, Vaughn Monroe a nd Sammy Kaye. In addition to the trumpet, Naylor plays the piccolo trumpet and flugelhorn. He moved to Sebring full time in 1995. Patino has more than 50 CD/LPrecordings and countless performances throughout the world accompanying several top artists in various genres such as Latin, jazz and pop. He has authored two music-related instructional books. He was part of the adjunct music faculty at Miami-Dade Community College where he also received his music degree. He currently freelances throughout South Florida in jazz trio and quartet settings. There is no cover charge to enjoy the music at Duffer's during the Mardi Gras celebration. ANew Orleans style menu as well as the regular menu is available. There will be King Cake and beads handed out. Duffer's is at 6940 U.S. 27 North. For reservations or more details, call 382-6339. Page 6DNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011www.newssun.com 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 Special to News SunAVON PARK The eighth annual Heartland Harmonizers'Barbershop Show will be held at South Florida Community College Auditorium at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased at the door or by calling 386-5098, 6550541, or 471-0706. The Heartland Harmonizers, a chorus of 65 men under the direction of Bob Thiel, will sing a collection of four-part harmony tunes in a show titled "Barbershop Show Time." Also appearing on the show will be guest quartet "On Demand", a former Florida Sunshine District Quartet Champion, plus the "Sounds of Sebring", Sebring High School Show Chorus, Sebring High School Boys Barbershop Chorus and several chapter quartets. On Demand is a quartet consisting of four talented young men who all agree on their love for music. They have been together since March 2007, and already racked up a fourth, third, and second international finish in the Barbershop Harmony Society's Bank of America International Collegiate Barbershop Quartet contest. They also won the Sunshine District Quartet Championship in 2008. The singers in this quartet are: bass Amos Velez has been singing barbershop ever since he was in the 10th grade. Throughout his barbershop journey, Amos has been fortunate enough to sing with some of the top collegiate quartets in recent years. He is the first person to win six collegiate quartet medals. In the tenor spot is Tristan St. John. Tristan is pursuing a career also working at Disney and is a parttime chef. Singing lead is Eddie Mejia is the baritone of Spanglish, the 2010 3rd place Collegiate Bronze Medalists. Raised in Miami, Eddie got hooked while in middle school 10 years ago, and has been barbershopping ever since. On top of his quartet, he is also part of the 2010 third place and 2011 second place youth chorus HD, where he serv es as the chorus manager an d baritone section leader of the group. Eddie current ly attends Miami Da de College, where he is wor king towards a degree in Music, and still resides in Miami. Lastly, singing baritone is Jamie Breedon. Jamie is a third generation barbe rshopper from Jacksonvill e. He is a graduate of t he University of North Flori da with a degree in Crimin al Justice and is also a licens ed insurance agent. The Sebring Chapter of the Barbershop Harmon y Society was formed in 200 1, primarily through t he efforts of Sounds of Sebring. It began with a core group of 12 men, an d has steadily grown to i ts present size. Any man who likes to sing is invited to join the m on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in t he chorus room of Sebrin g High School on Kenilwor th Boulevard. Each year a portion of t he proceeds from the annu al show are donated to a desi gnated charity. Heartland Harmonizers' Barbershop Show March 12 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT CROSSWORDSOLUTION Courtesy pho to On Demand, a former Florida Sunshine District Quartet Champion, will perform during the March 12 Heartland Harmonizers' Barbershop Show at South Florida Community College Auditorium. Courtesy photo Manny Patino plays bass and will perform at Mardi Gras. Courtesy photo Dave Naylor plays trumpet and will be performing at the Mardi Gras event at Duffer's on Wednesday. Courtesy photo Tony Suazo (left), who plays guitar, and Chuck White, who plays saxophone, will kick off the Mardi Gras event at Duffer's Sports Grille at 6 p.m. Wednesday by playing some jazz music. Dave Naylor, who plays trumpet, and Manny Patino, who plays bass, will later join them on stage at 7 p.m. Duffer's offers a taste of New Orleans Tuned in: Country music acts woo radio airplay at showcase

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK New s tudents march off to coll ege with grand plans and h igh expectations, but too o ften they get lost in a fog o f deadlines and competing d emands, without really u nderstanding how to navig ate college life or how to m ake the most of experie nces beyond the classroom. Now, South Florida C ommunity College is crea ting an extensive, first-year l earning experience that will g uide new students through t heir first year of college a nd provide them with the b asic foundation they need t o thrive and succeed. The 16-hour orientation p rogram, called the Guide to P ersonal Success (GPS), has b een in the works since 2 009, when SFCC's Quality E nhancement Plan (QEP) T askforce was charged with i dentifying and developing a p rogram that would enhance t he learning experience for S FCC students and also m eet a criteria for the coll ege's 2011 reaffirmation of a ccreditation by the S outhern Association of C olleges and Schools ( SACS). By surveying nearl y 700 students, faculty, s taff, and business leaders a bout possible improvement p rograms, the taskforce f ound that well over half s upported the first-year l earning experience. According to Erik C hristensen, QEPSteering C ommittee co-chair, physics p rofessor, and chair of S FCC's Natural Sciences D epartment, first-year l earning experiences have b een embraced by freshmen a t colleges and universities a ll over the nation. E xtensive evaluations of t hese programs find that stud ents who participate in a f irst-year learning experie nce are significantly more l ikely to earn better grades, c onnect with their peers t hrough college activities, and finish their education. "We want to help students get started off on the right foot," Christensen said. "The taskforce has spent a year looking at data and talking to students. We found out that many of them are unprepared for college." At this stage, the taskforce has completed a report about the Guide to Personal Success for SACS, said Dr. Michele Heston, QEP Steering Committee cochair and director of Nursing Education. The report explains why firstyear learning experience was selected, how it will be implemented, and what students will learn from completing it. Once SACS gives its blessing, the curriculum will be finalized and instructors will be trained and credentialed to teach the course to an anticipated 1,400 students a year. In fall 2012, the Guide to Personal Success will be launched as a pilot program for approximately 100 students. In spring 2013, the course becomes mandatory for all new students who are seeking an associate degree or entering an occupational program of at least 600 hours as well as transfer students who have acquired fewer than 30 credit hours. An online version will be available to new students who are enrolling in online courses exclusively. By completing the course, students earn one hour of college credit. The first component of GPS is a four-hour orientation, which freshmen must complete before registering for their first academic term of classes. Students will learn how to create a class schedule, register for classes, complete financial aid forms, navigate the college's Internet-based Panther Central and Panther Den, get a student identification card, and perform other vital tasks. At the end of this orientation, students will register for their classes. During the first six weeks of their first academic term, freshmen will complete a mandatory 12-hour orientation course. Students will become familiar with college services, cooperative education and work study opportunities, successful study techniques, communicating with instructors, student rights, and other important topics as well as academic, social, and community activities. "The research is abounding in that if you can engage students outside the classroom, if they participate in sports or a club or anything, they are much more likely to stay in college," Christensen said. "The transition from high school or careers is a very key time," Dr. Heston said. "The purpose of our firstyear learning experience is to help students become more focused, more confident, and more prepared for college." "The plan is still in the development stage," Christensen said. "It's not engrained in granite. We're still moving things around." In addition to Christensen and Dr. Heston, the steering committee includes Elizabeth Andrews, coordinator of Academic Foundations and preparatory writing professor, and Judy Zemko, Counseling Department chair. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 7D REDUCED MLS#215882 BEAUTIFUL SETTING MLS#214922 CANAL FRONT MLS#215618 MLS#216403 NEW LISTINGTHE PRESERVEATSUN NLAKE Lovely 3/2/2 with family room and bonus room located in golfing community. Over 2600 total sq. ft. Split bedroom floor plan. Corner lot.$204,900Barbara Bonasera 863-441-0168Email: barbarabonasera@yahoo.comLAKEACCESS Fish from your dock or out on the lake. Lovely 3 BR, 2 B with split bedroom plan. Pergo flooring. Doors and guest bath wheelchair accessible. Fenced yard.$119,900MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE 3/2/2 Lovingly maintained home shows like a model. Tray ceilings, all appliances, large shed with attic, beautifully landscaped, extended driveway.$159,900POOL HOME Charming 3 BR, 2B pool home. Built in 2005. Cathedral ceiling, plant shelves, kitchen open to dining area. French doors to rear covered, screened patio and caged pool. Insulated garage.$134,900 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. CHALKTALK Guide to Personal Success will steer SFCC freshmen in right direction Courtesy photo HCS English teacher Bonnie Viehman and thirdgrade teacher Tish Pyles have recently begun a cooperative reading program at Heartland Christian School between third-and seventh-grade students. Studentsare partneredtogether with a mentor' and collaborate on illustrating and writing books at least one time per week. Sean Hall (third grade) is shown with reading buddy Jeremy Lim (seventh grade). Courtesy pho to Heartland Christian School participates in the AAA Safety Patrol program annually withthe fourth-grade class. Members of safety patrol are chosen based on achieving good grades and filling out an application stating why safety is important. This year's safety patrol members recently received their rank of service, and include (from left) Jabez Asuncion, sargeant; Levi Zimmer, captain; Paige Kaser, lieutenant; Brett McHugh, special headmaster assignment team; Ruby Max Giannino, lieutenant; Stephanie Cheng Tam-Hee, sargeant.Also pictured is fourth-grade teacher and sponsor Sara Arnold. Heartland Christian School Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community College's ( SFCC) Nursing Education D epartment honored students i n all nursing programs during a weeklong Nursing Student W eek, Feb. 2026. Nursing S tudent Week was established t o distinguish the dedication a nd enthusiasm of Florida's n ursing students. This year's t heme "Bright Minds Fueling a Bright Future: The Future N ursing is in our Hands" a cknowledges the hard work o f student nurses and the i mpact they will have on the i mage of nursing for the rest o f their careers. Nursing Student Week reco gnizes SFCC nursing stud ents, demonstrates their prof essionalism, and distinguishe s the students'commitment t o the nursing profession. The Nursing Student Week is a way that SFCC Nursing facu lty can demonstrate our comm itment to our students and to t he nursing profession," said Michele Heston, director, Nursing Education. "We want to encourage and motivate them as much as possible." Educational and inspirational films, nursing trivia games, giveaways of nursing instruments, seminar and webinars, discounted nursing T-shirts and healthy snacks during clinical sessions have been hosted by SFCC Nursing faculty in honor of Nursing Student Week. Students had the opportunity to attend a safety awareness seminar to learn self defense skills; listen to a childbirth education guest speaker; and take a field trip to the local blood bank to give back to the community. "Nursing Student Week has been great," said Sarah Norris, first year R.N. student. "The faculty has shown how much they appreciate and value the hard work we put into the Nursing program with everything they have done for us this week. The faculty definitely stay connected to the students and try to add a little fun into the nursing program." The SFCC Student Nurses Association (SNA) planned a bone marrow drive to coincide with Nursing Student Week as a way to give back to the community. "Although we've only had six potential bone marrow donors register so far, we will continue to register interested people," said Amy Wuthrich, president of SFCC SNA. "We are really excited to have the opportunity to make such an impact in a Leukemia patient's life." For more information about SFCC Nursing programs, contact the SFCC Nursing Education Department at 7847225. South Florida CC honors student nurses Courtesy photo Linda Farms (left) and Jennifer Perdian, first year R.N. students, learned self defense skills during the safety awareness seminar during Nursing Student Week. Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING New United Way of Central Florida director in Julie Fells has only been on the job about four months but already feels as though the organization can be much more than it is today. Fells, a Highlands County native who took over the director position this winter, came into the position right in the middle of the campaigns and decided to tackle the large task head on. I started doing the campaigning myself, Fells said. The previous director stepped down and I just stepped right in. The campaigns are doing really well, pretty good so far. We are just above last years total already, Fells said. United Way of Central Florida has been investing charitable gifts and donations into services that help change the lives of residents in Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties. United Way focuses on education, income and health, and the campaigns that Fells is now running helps to make huge contributions to many different partnerships. We have 17 total organizations that we work with and service, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Early Learning Coalition, and Ridge Area Arc, Fells explained. Dragon Domination PAGE1CFreshen your lookPAGE1DMother, daughter team upPAGE1BNEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, March 6, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 28 | 75 cents www.newssun.com HighLow 80 53Complete Forecast PAGE 8A Thundershower Forecast Question: Do you think gasoline will top $4 per gallon soon? Next question: Is the special meeting called by Avon Parks mayor necessary? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries David Amburn Age 59, of A von Park Carmela Guzman Age 11, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 6A News-Sun subscriber Steve Anguetill Sebring Good Morning To Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 84.3% No 15.7% 099099401007 Total votes: 83 Arts & Entertainment3D Business 1B Chalk Talk 7D Classifieds 5B Community Briefs2A Community Calendar6C Crossword Puzzle2D Dear Abby 2D Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscopes 2D Lottery Numbers2A News from the Watershed5D Pause and Consider2D Personal Finance1B Police Blotter 2A School Menus 7C Sports On TV 2B Index locally owned community mindedHeartlandNational Bank Avon Park800 West Main St.863.453.6000Lake Placid600 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.699.1300Sebring327 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1300Sun n Lake North5033 U.S. Hwy 27 N.863.386.1322www.heartlandnb.com News-Sun photo by SCOTTDRESSEL Smoke billows out of an Indian Avenue home Friday morning. Nobody was injured in the fire, which required firefighters from three departments to extinguish. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Just before 7:20 a.m. on Friday morning, Katherine Staelens was sleeping in the living room when she heard a loud cracking noise in the kitchen of her rental home at 1301 Indian Drive. I heard a loud crack, like glass breaking. Then I heard (her 4year-old daughter) Sierra crying, she said. I woke up and all I saw was smoke and fire. Katherine, her husband Mike, and their two young children, Sierra and 2-year-old Michael, recently relocated to Sebring from West Palm Beach when Mike Staelens started a new managerial position at the Chateau lan. I had just made it to work. She called me at 7:35 a.m. and I rushed back over here, Mike Staelens said. The West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department was first on the scene, and quickly got aid from the DeSoto City VFD and the City of Sebring fire departments, as well as Highlands County Fire Services and the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. The streets were filled with neighbors and onlookers who offered assistance to the couple and described the incident. Tori Mom, kids and dog escape from house fire in Sebring I woke up and all I saw was smoke and fire.KATHERINESTAELENS fire victim By SCOTTDRESSEL scott.dressel@newssun.comSEBRING Less than two years aft er taking on the task of fixing the Sebrin g Chamber of Commerce, Greg Harris is ready for another challenge. Harris, who is also a county commi ssioner, confirmed on Friday that he is in line to take over as CEO of the Highlan ds County Family YMCA. The YMCAboard of directors must still approve the deal the vote is Monday night but Eric Zwayer, chairman of the YMCAboard, said that Harris was a unanimous decision of the selection committee, which is made up of about half of the board members. He was clearly on top. He brings so much energy and passion and excitemen t; its just infectious, Zwayer said Frida y. Hes excited about the Yand excited to d o the same things he did for the chamber an d bring that level of enthusiasm to the Yan d to the members. Zwayer said Mike Martinos rece nt departure as CEO of the YMCAwas a mutual decision. Mike did a good job. Hes been the re for seven years, he said. I think it w as just time to go in a new direction and he Harris set to take over at YMCA Chamber CEO has to be approved by YMCA board Harris See FIRE, page 4A See HARRIS, page 7A News Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS New United Way director, Julie Fells (right) and board director Robin Scheck spend their morning at The Childrens Advocacy Center. The center is one of United Ways partner organizations. Fells has big plans for the United Way organization in the upcoming months. Fells ready to take United Way to new heights See FELLS, page 7A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Bo Alvar ez Foundations Taste of Sebring is planned today at Sun N Lake. The foundation was established in 2007 by Michelle Alvarez in honor of Alvarezs son, Bo, who drowned in 2005 when he was 2. Alvarez was resuscitated and su rvived, but suffered permanent bra in damage due to the incident. Bos mot her created the foundation to promo te water safety and provide special nee ds children with services. Last years event, held at the Sun N Lake restaurant brought more than 10 0 people, who all gathered for a wi ne tasting, which raised 3,500 and ben efited the SKY(Specialized Kare f or Youngsters) Program offered at Rid ge Area Arc in Avon Park. This year, the foundation will aga in be held at the Sun N Lake Golf Clu b and guests will be sampling foods fro m local restaurants. The Taste of Sebrin g Taste of Sebring today to benefit Alvarez Foundation See TASTE, page 7A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Parks mayor put out the request on Thursday for a special meeting to discuss department reorganization efforts by City Manager Bruce Behrens. Acall placed to Mayor Sharon Schuler from the News-Sun went unanswered on Thursday, but City Clerk Cheryl Tietjen confirmed that the mayor requested a special meeting for Monday at 5:30 p.m. after an attempt to get one together on Friday failed. The official agenda for the meeting lists clarification of job descriptions as the only item for discussion, but an email dated March 3 from Schuler states that she wants to discuss possible budget items and department reorganizations approved by Behrens. The decision to have a special meeting has been brought about due to the reorganization of Renees (Green) department again, the e-mail states. Green is the chief financial officer for the city, and Behrens approved a move to allow some of Greens responsibilities, as well as supervision of the citys utility billing, to be passed off to another employee. It is important that the council understand that the reorganization of this department again, will not effect the budget, Schuler stated in her e-mail. This is strictly a budget fact finding to assu re the council that the budg et that we set has not been com promised again. An earlier e-mail writt en per the direction of Behre ns and sent to all city depa rtment heads indicates nothin g that would hint that Behre ns broke city policy. I was asked to inform t he Moves by AP city manager prompt special meeting Behrens See SPECIAL, page 4A

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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 Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Medical & Nursing Home Malpractice WorkersCompensatioin Social Security Disability Automobile Accidents KAYLO R R & & KAYLO R R P.A. MAR K K KAYLOR Lawyers, Past and Present. Helping the Injured Since 1968205 S. Commerce Ave Sebring, Florida 863-382-1900 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Mike Jensen took over as the county extension director from Dr. John Alleyne six weeks ago. Alleyne continues to work as an extension agent here in Highlands County. Jensen interviewed for the position of director in November 2010 While here for the interview he toured Agventure the annual agriculture education event volunteers put on for every third-grader in the county. Then he called his wife. Ive got to get this job, he said he told her, having fallen in love with the county and its attitudes toward agriculture and education. Jensen and his family arrived from the upper peninsula of Michigan the middle of January. He was with the forestry service there, working with fire issues and protecting wild land while developing a relationship with the community. Ive been training all my life for this job, he said, exuding energy and excitement. What with meeting new people, learning the terrain and new routines, and working the county fair, he hasnt stopped since hes arrived. In fact, Jensen drove a chase car Monday, keeping up with a tour bus filled with people visiting county farms and ranches in out of the way places. The extension office has taken over the annual tour so he was doing everything from problem solving to taking out trash. He was excited so many people took advantage of the event. Its wonderful seeing folks interested in Highlands County agriculture, he said. Jensens goal is to keep professional growers in the area up to date on best management practices. It will be better to self-regulate, before regulations are forced from the outside, he said. Jensen also hopes to encourage more backyard gardeners to make use of the extension office services. He wanted to remind everyone the extension office has a dedicated staff, including volunteer Master Gardeners who are on duty from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, ready and willing to answer questions, or give advice. New extension office director enjoying both county and job News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Mike Jensen recently moved from Michigan to take a job as Highlands County extension director. 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A15-year-old boy was charged with distribution on an amphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, a second-degree felony, and possession of a prescription drug without a prescription. According to arrest reports, the teen took the drugs from his mothers prescription bottle, and sold the Xanax pills to another student for $4 per pill. Additionally, he had asked the other student to hold the rest of the drugs for him, the report said. The student who purchased the prescription drug took one of the white pills and was unable to walk or stand on his own. Additionally, the student was described as having a glassy look in the repor t. After a brief search, fo ur pink and two white pi lls that were identified as Xanax were reported ly found in the pocket of t he student who had taken t he drug. The drugged stude nt allegedly identified the su spect as the one who so ld him the drugs, and aft er questioning by school of ficial, the teen admitted to acquiring and selling t he drugs, wrote APPD offic er Pablo Bermudez, wh o arrested York. The teen was transport ed to the Highlands Coun ty Jail for booking and th en forwarded to the Barto w Juvenile Detention Cente r. The drugged student w as transported to the hospit al by EMS, according to t he arrest report. No further informatio n was available on the st udent that purchased t he drugs. APHS student charged with selling Xanax at school POLICEBLOTTER By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The c itizens in Avon Park may b e faced with a choice w hen it comes to recyc ling, and a new offer m ay save them money e very month. After reading about a p roposal from Republic S ervices Inc. in the N ews-Sun on Wednesday, R egional Sales Manager f or Choice E nvironmental Jim W heatley sent an e-mail t o the city council offeri ng to do it cheaper. We could save the city t he $93,000 they are p lanning on spending by p roviding the recycling s ervice for free, if the city a grees to a five-year cont ract for both trash and r ecycling, Wheatley told t he News-Sun on T hursday. I sent an em ail to the mayor, deputy m ayor and the city mana ger. My company will p rovide the 65-gallon c ontainers for free as part o f the deal. City Solid Waste D irector Julian Deleon i nformed city council last w eek that he was looking a t doing the recycling at n o cost to the taxpayers in A von Park, but that he w ould have to eliminate o ne trash truck to do so. Republic offered a c harge $2.28 per month p er residence to pick-up t he recycling, and D eleon. Both companies are o ffering single-stream r ecycling, where the resid ents just have to put all o f their glass, cardboard, p aper and plastic into one c ontainer, but Choice is o ffering to pickup trash o nce a week and recyc ling every other week w hile Republic stated it AP may get another choice for recycling Special to the News-SunSEBRING Of the 16 l ocations checked in T hursdays Alcohol C ompliance Check cond ucted by the Highlands C ounty Sheriffs Offices S afe Neighborhood Unit, f our establishments f ailed. Those failing to comp ly with the law included: F amily Food, 1302 M emorial Drive, Avon P ark (defendant M ohammed Itayin); M &H, 2532 State Road 1 7 North, Avon Park ( defendant Meenaben P atel), J&S Foods, 3008 K emilworth Blvd., S ebring (efendant Lisa H asler) and Circle K, 3 030 U.S. 27, Sebring ( efendant Kathy Gomez). Acompliance check is a tool used by law e nforcement to identify l icensed retailers that sell a lcohol to underage purc hasers. Sellers are aware o f the fact that selling a lcohol to underage indiv iduals is a criminal o ffense. Each vendor not meeti ng the requirements of t he law was arrested and g iven a notice to appear i n court in early March 2 011. If you suspect a busin ess is selling alcohol to u nderage individuals you a re encouraged to contact t he Highlands County S heriff's Office, your l ocal law enforcement a gency, or Crime S toppers at 1-800-226T IPS. Four fail Alcohol Compliance Check See CHOICE, page 7A Tea Party gears up for meetingsSEBRING The Highlands Tea Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 for a discussion on Fair Tax: The Truth and The Facts with Steven Hayes, director of the Florida Fair Tax Educational Association Inc. He will give a presentation and discussion regarding the proposed Fair Tax plan and its details as outlined in HR25, a Bill of Legislation submitted to the 112th Congress on Jan. 5. The group will meet at Quality Inn. Buffet will be served at 5:45 p.m. for $8 plus tax and tip. Reservations are required by Tuesday at jenkan04@gmail.com. The group will also meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, again at Quality Inn, to hear from Mike Barry, Florida Region 16 coordinator of Campaign for Liberty. He will speak on Progressivism, the Philosophy, the beginning of the progressive movement. Come at 6 p.m. to enjoy the delicious buffet of ham dinner for only $8. For information call 6990743 or e-mail JLPARZ@embarqmail.com. SHSProject Graduation chicken barbecue March 11SEBRING On Friday, March 11 there will be a chicken barbecue held at Firemens Field main entrance near the baseball stadium from 4-7 p.m. to help raise funds for this years Sebring High School Project Graduation. Tickets are $7 per meal and include a half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, roll, cookie and a drink. Carry out and dine in service are available. Walk ups are welcome or tickets can be purchased in advance from Sebring High School and/or by calling 664-9511. There is a home varsity baseball game against Lake Wales for anyone interested in watching a local ball game after their meal. DeMolay serves spaghetti lunchSEBRING The young men of the DeMolay will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the Sebring Masonic Lodge, 1809 Home Ave. Donation is $7. The menu includes salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, dessert and beverage. Tickets are available at the door. Leisure Lakes to dedicate new Volunteer Fire HouseLAKE PLACID The residents of Leisure Lakes and surrouding area are pleased to announce that there will be a Dedication and Open House for the new Volunteer Fire House at the corner of Lake June Road and Lake June Boulevard (four miles west of U.S. 27 on Lake June Road). The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. The dedication itself will take place at 11 a.m. with County Commissioner Jack Richie and other county officials. This would be the perfect day for a family outing. Bring the kids out to see the fire engines and other equipment. Theyll have a chance to meet those brave men and women who volunteer to protect their homes and neighborhood. Hot dogs and other light refreshments will be served after the dedication. As a show of appreciation, a bronze dedication plaque honoring these volunteers COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 6A 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 Thursday, March 3: Jonathan Robert Abad, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with burglary with assault or battery, two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon and criminal mischief. Richard Lory Brown, 58, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. Christopher Andrew Cassel, 19, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference resisting arrest without violence and battery on a law enforcement Continued on page 7A

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 3A 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 Last week, I flew to O regon to attend another w riting workshop there. I f ind myself traveling to that p art of the world a couple of t imes a year to visit my m entors and learn more a bout my craft. When I take these trips, D on arranges the flights for m e. They are usually not d irect flights, which means I h ave to change planes somew here. This time the layover o ccurred in Houston, Texas. My flight to Oregon was u neventful, and the works hop I attended was fantast ic. Little did I know what w as going to happen M onday morning. The first hint of a problem c ame when I tried to use an e lectronic screen to check in. T he screen informed me that t he airline had changed my i tinerary for me, which was c onfusing because I certainly h adnt asked it to do that. Then I read that my flight o ut of Houston was schedu led to take off at 7:40 a.m. A s in, Tuesday morning. As i n, I was not getting home as s oon as I thought. While checking in via c omputer screen is conveni ent, it stinks when you want t o have questions answered. S o I decided to forgo the e lectronic for the human and a sked an employee what was g oing on. What was going on was t hat the plane that was to t ake me to Houston was d elayed about an hour and a h alf. This meant I was all b ut certain to miss the conn ecting Tampa flight, and if I wanted to get back to the S unshine State, Id have to w ait until Tuesday morning. I tried to be nice to the w oman who told me all this, s ince Im reasonably certain i t wasnt her fault. She c hecked in my suitcase and a ssured me I would find it in T ampa and that the airline w ould put me up somewhere f or the night. That reassured me a little, s ince Ive never spent the n ight at an airport and really d idnt want the experience, e ven if it would make a g reat column. I did wind up having to call a number of people to explain the situation, including my dentist, who was expecting me in for a cleaning. I have to admit I wasnt totally sorry about having to cancel, even if I have a great dentist. Long story short, I missed my connecting flight, along with over a dozen other passengers. We were shuttled over to a cheap hotel which gave us clean rooms to sleep in. Afood voucher got me and a fellow passenger dinner in the hotels restaurant, which we spent in pleasant conversation. I had to operate with just the clothes on my back and whatever was in my carry-on luggage, which didnt include a hairbrush or a toothbrush. It did, thankfully, include my medications, which was a blessing not only for me but anyone else who was going to encounter me on Tuesday. Fortunately, the Tuesday flight went off without a hitch. I got to the airport earlier than I needed to and whipped through security, which I will admit is handled very efficiently in Houston. By Tuesday afternoon I was back in warm Highlands County (Oregon was great, but warm doesnt describe the temperature up there by any means). I was worn out from the experience but glad to be home. Someday Id like to visit someplace in Houston besides the airport or a hotel. I ask that you be kind to those disheveled passengers you may sometimes see dragging themselves along in an airport. They might have had their flights changed. Believe me, one day it could be you. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com A few hours in Houston Lauras Look Laura Ware In Tallahassee, nothing could be more in vogue than trimming government spending.But bad things happen when everybody jumps on the bandwagon without looking down the road, as could be the case with a fast-tracked proposal to set strict limits on growth in state revenue. This fad has been tried elsewhere, but its shortcomings forced an eventual rollback. The measure, sponsored by Fort Lauderdale Republican Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff and championed by Senate President Mike Haridopolos, was approved 5-2 along party lines in a subcommittee meeting before the formal start of the legislative session. It would write into the Constitution a new formula capping the amount of taxes and fees the state can collect, to limit the state budget from growing faster than the states population and inflation. The measure would significantly tighten a constitutional revenue cap in place since 1994. Supporters say SJR 958 patterned after the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights, or TABOR would force responsible spending. The proposal would require excess revenue to be placed in reserve, used to reduce property taxes or put toward education as the plan phases in more restrictive revenue caps in coming years. The current cap prevents the state from raising revenue faster than the five-year average growth of personal income. Legislators can exceed that cap by a two-thirds vote. The proposed amendment would replace the personal income cap with a limit based on a fiveyear population growth average and an increase in the Consumer Price Index, which reflects inflation. Lawmakers would again need a super-majority vo te to override the cap. Were all for importing successf ul ideas from elsewhere. But deep cuts to Colorados state and local budgets h ad such negative consequences, and so paralyzed that states economy, th at voters suspended the TABOR reven ue caps for five years. Thankfully, Flori da Senate sponsors modified prior, fail ed attempts to apply the caps to local ta xing bodies as well as the state. Sti ll, locals might correctly fear the measu re could provide a foot in the door f or state lawmakers who want to com e back and tie knots in local purse strin gs as well. ... With such increasingly deep reven ue cuts, how could the state meet emer ging needs, or respond to new opportun ities, when existing responsibiliti es would be so squeezed? ... An editorial from the Miami Herald. Be careful spending cuts arent too deep EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 3851954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sunhas a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Readers Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation. Donald Trump, youre hired ifEditor: If you promote America first in all trade deals. If you promote saving Americas electoral process by changing the 22nd Amendment to include all elected officials, nationwide to term limits, as the framers desired. If you put T. Bone Pickens as Americas Energy Czar on your staff, in effect to make America free of foreign energy. You, Donald Trump, are the only person in the Republican party that can run against an incumbent that has a snowballs chance in hell of winning the election in 2012. Without promising the above changes in government, even you, Donald Trump, cannot win. America desperately needs someone to step forward in history to save our democracy. Great men in American history are very rare. They are victims of time and place. This is the time, but are you that man? In the private sector they, the union bosses, have been in bed with the companies for many years. The membership wage scale was reflected in this treason to the working class. However, the public sector unions are completely different. They should never have been allowed to exist. This is a problem only the Supreme Court should address. The teachers, the police, all public sectors should not be dictating to we the people, the taxpayers. This infringes on the very Constitution of these United States. Less than 12 percent of the United States is unionized. That 12 percent is offensive to 88 percent of all Americans who pay the wages to that 12 percent that are way out of line with the 88 percent wages. Americans must demand term limits for all elected officials in future elections. Billie E. Jewett SebringGrateful Scott was not around in 1956Editor: President Dwight Eisenhower put a down payment on the U.S. economy in 1956 by signing the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act. This wise investment in a modern, transformative transportation infrastructure in the form of 41,000 miles of interstate highways enabled the rapid movement of people and goods across the nation and was vital to our astounding economic progress for the next 50 years. Today it is China that is leading the world in a key next-generation transportation technology: high speed rail. China has already built 4,000 miles of rail featuring trains with average speeds of 120 mph or greater, and they plan to build an additional 10,000 miles of high-speed rail connecting all of Chinas major cities by 2020. And even in present generation transportation, China announced that they will build 45 new airports in the next five years. Thats right, five years. Many will be built in poor and rural areas in order to facilitate the development of those regions. What are we doing one may ask? Today, in Florida, we see what dimwitted, highly partisan politicians can do for their constituents: nothing. What can they do for their friends: plenty. These modern day Republicans seem hell-bent on dragging their states and the whole country into some backward looking fiefdom. With anti-union fervor reminiscent of Carrie Nation they are determined to kill the middle class. Not that Florida was ever much of a union state and the near future surely predicts that Florida will remain a low wage state with a regressive governor who worships at the altar of low taxes at all costs. Now we have Governor Scott trying to cut the education budget as well as kill the high speed rail project. California welcomes Floridas share of the federal rail money and bully fo r them. It seems that President Eisenhower was the last Republican with a vision of moving the country forward. We c an all thank God that Governor Scott an d his ilk were not around in 1956. George He in Sebrin g BouquetsCommunity gets behind barbecueEditor: The West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department is thankful for our community members, for their support at our 36th annual barbecue held on Saturday, Feb. 26. We appreciate the donations from the community, especially in these trying economic times. The barbecue is our way of saying thanks to our community, which has s o generously given to us. The department thanks their sponsors: BPGas Station, Cohan Radio Network, Genpak, Sams Club, Sysco the News-Sun, The Highlands Today, Walmart, Winn-Dixie, Aeromed as well as the countless volunteers, mem bers, board members for their help an d support. We couldnt have done it without you. The winter for the 50/50 drawing was Chatty and the two winners of the gas cards were Marge and Cork congratulations. Thank you once again for helping t o make our community event a success West Sebring Volunteer Fi re Department

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Page 6ANews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011www.newssun.com American Golf Cart 2833 Hwy 27 S. Avon Park (863) 453-CART(2278)2007S Starting at $1595includes top, window & charger, NEW & USED TIRES & BATTERIES BATTERIES:Trojan PowerTron AmericanOver 75 New & Used Carts To Choose From w ill be displayed in the d oorway of the new fire stat ion. Monetary donations of a ny amount would be greatly a ppreciated. The organizat ion hopes to raise enough m oney to offer a scholarship t o a promising student whose g oal is to be a firefighter. C hecks should be made p ayable to LLVFD, Attn: C hief Danny Holmes, 760 H enscratch Road, Lake P lacid, FL33875.Popular sausage roast in the parkLAKE PLACID E veryones welcome to dine a t a delicious sausage roast i n Highlands Park Estates. C ome enjoy this afternoon o n the shores of Lake I stokpoga at the Highlands P ark Estates Beach Park f rom noon to 3 p.m. Grilled s ausages and hot dogs, b aked beans, salad, dessert a nd beverage will be served. D onation for adults is $5; c hildren, ages 5 to 12, is $2. To get to Beach Park turn e ast from U.S. 27 on County R oad 621 to Highlands Lake D rive (C19), north one and a h alf miles to turn east (right) o n Deerglen to Lake I stokpoga and the beachpark ( Nichele Boulevard centers o n the left before immediatel y turning right). For more i nformation, call 465-2468.Comedy night comes to TanglewoodSEBRING Tanglewood S pecial Events hosts two v ery talented entertainers t oday. The evening will start w ith Patrick and Matilda, c omedy at its best, and then f unny-man headliner Rick S tarr will entertain all with h is comedy show. Patrick and Matilda, Jamaican Me Laugh, feat ures the brilliant comedy s tar Matilda Jamaicas No. 1 Comedienne and her sidek ick, Second City-trained P atrick Murray. Also featuring guest pupp eteer, Nicole Murray with A ntonio, the Spanish ant, t his show delivers an incredi ble performance filled with l aughter that will not soon b e forgotten. Both shows are as clean as l ate night TV. Doors and s nack bar opens at 6:15 p.m. T ickets are $10 and are a vailable at the Tanglewood C lubhouse or at the door on s how night. Tanglewood is o ne-half mile north of W almart on U.S. 27. For i nformation, call 402-0763.Gem and Mineral Club meets TuesdaySEBRING On the seco nd Tuesday of each month H ighlands Gem and Mineral C lub holds its meetings at t he Church of Christ, 3800 S ebring Parkway, at 7 p.m. i n the rear fellowship hall. N o meetings during July, A ugust and September. There are no dues or m embership fees and all who a re interested in any form of l apidary, geology, archeolog y, fossils and gemstones are w elcome. Tuesday is the date for a m ost interesting an enlighte ning presentation for attend ees. Lee Fisher, teologist a nd teacher, will talk on Early Man in Florida. There will be opportunit ies for purchasing ores, m inerals, slabs, gems and f ossils from club materials a nd from members who have c ollected and now wish to s hare. The birthstones for March a re aquamarine, which r anges in color from light b lue to dark blue, and h eliotrope (otherwise known a s bloodstone), a dark-green c halcedony with red spots. If y ou have these stones in any f orm, bring them in and disp lay them. Call 453-7054.Knights plan breakfast brunchAVON PARK Knights of Columbus 14717 of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 E. Main St., will have a breakfast brunch today. Cost is $5 per person. Menu is scrambled eggs, biscuit and gravy, sausage, pancakes, apple sauce, orange juice and coffee. In the Grogan Center. For information call 453-4757.Knights plan Tootsie Roll DriveAVON PARK The Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Grace Council 14717 will initiate its yearly event to assist those individuals with mental or physical disabilities. This campaign is better known as The Tootsie Roll Drive. Members of the Knights of Columbus will accept donations on Monday and again Monday, March 14 at Walgreens and Radio Shack. On Saturday March 19 and 26, Knights will also be collecting donations at Winn Dixie. Contributions received are donated to assist persons of all ages with mental or physical disabilities in Highlands County. Every contribution will assist these efforts to help others less fortunate. For information about this event or about joining the Knights of Columbus, call Cesar Pinzon at 452-6787 or Don Sliwicki at 402-0423.Butterfly Friends meet TuesdaySEBRING The Butterfly Friends will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agriculture Center, Conference Room 3. Bring any seeds, plants or cuttings that you would like to share with the new butterfly gardeners. Make sure your pots and plants are bagged to protect the carpeting in the room. Members will be discussing the penta, milkweed and other plants related to butterfly gardening. For more information, contact Lucy Wheeler at 382-7465 or Betty Podmore at 385-2605.African Violet Society to meetAVON PARK The Heartland African Violet Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The March meeting will feature a guest speaker, Jean Marie Ross, who will present Growing African Violets My Way. Ross, from Auburndale, is an experienced African violet grower, a member of the Lakeland African Violet Society, the African Violet Council of Florida, the Dixie African Violet Society, and the African Violet Society of America, in which she is a certified senior judge. Meetings are held in the Founders Hall Activities Room at Highland Ridge, 3003 E. Fairway Vista Drive, on the second Thursday of each month. For more information call 385-5765 or email Shirley.b@juno.com. Recreation Club plans eventsSEBRING The Sebring Recreation Club, at 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host the following events this week: Monday Ladies social club, 1 p.m.; shuffleboard scrambles, 1:15 p.m.; carryin dinner, 5:30 p.m.; 50-plus Anniversary Celebration, 6 p.m.; membership meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday Closed Election day. Wednesday Shuffleboard League Awards/Fun Day, 1:15 p.m.; line dancing lessons, 5:15 p.m.; line dancing, 6:15 p.m. Thursday Tate Invitational Parks Tournament, 9 a.m.; bingo, 7 p.m. Friday Mini-shuffleboard tournament, 1:15 p.m. Saturday FSAmeeting and dinner, 9 a.m.; ice cream shuffleboard, 1:15 p.m. For more information, call 385-2966.MARSP meets TuesdaySEBRING The Michigan Association of Retired Personnel (MARSP) will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the conference room at Sebring Public Library. The program will feature the DVD from the Lansing MARSPoffice with legislative issues and health, dental and vision insurance information. With the new governor in Michigan, there may be some changes made for retirees that we need to be made aware of. All retirees from the area are welcome to attend to be kept informed. Call 6556825 if you have questions.NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet on Tuesday at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring Square. Lunch is at 11 a.m., followed by the speaker and business meeting at noon. The guest speaker will be a representative of Princess Dianne Tours.Democratic Women host potluck dinnerSEBRING The Democratic Womens Club of Highlands County is hosting a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in celebration of National Womens History Month. The evenings festivities will include Ellis Robinson, chair of Ruths List. Ruths List was founded in April 2008. With EMILYs List concentrating on electing progressive Democratic women to the U.S. Congress and other federal offices, Ruths List carries out the same mission for state and local offices in Florida. The event will be held at the Democratic Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway (next to Ruby Tuesdays) There will be drawings. Like-minded women are invited to attend. Seating is limited. Call 2144680.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke by Naomi at 4 p.m. today. The Sons of the American Legion will meet at 6 p.m. Monday. Bingo is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with an Auxiliary bake sale taking place during the games. For more information and menu selection, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday. For more information and menu selection, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have NASCAR Las Vegas on the screen at 3 p.m. today. Music will be with Wild Bill. On Monday, the Legion meets at 5:30 p.m., the Loyal Order of the Moose officers and House Committee meet at 6:30 p.m., the Women of the Moose meet at 7 p.m. and the Loyal Order of the Moose general meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For more information and menu selection, call 465-0131. SEBRING From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today the Sebring Elks 1529 will be offering a Country Breakfast Buffet (scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, hashbrowns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, fruit bowl, toast, coffee, tea, orange juice, etc.). Cost is $6. For more information, call 4713557. Mardi Gras will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Music by Don and Allen. Tickets: $7. Menu includes shrimp creole, rice and sausage and Mardi Gras cake. There will be prizes for Best Dressed King and Queen. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS DAVID CARLAMBURN David Carl Amburn, age 59, passed away March 3, 2011 in Avon Park, Fla. He was born in Palmer, Alaska to Raymond Carl and Naomi M. (Rodewald) Amburn. He was a teacher, and owned and operated the Lake Viola Mobile Home Park. He was of the Presbyterian faith and served in the United States Army. He had been a resident of Avon Park since 1999 coming from Indianapolis, Ind. He is survived by his mother, Naomi Amburn of Avon Park, Fla., and many aunts and uncles. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Avon Park, Fla. Burial will be in Indianapolis, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to the Irvington Presbyterian Church, 55 Johnson Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46219-6460. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida 33825 863-453-3101 CARMELASHIRLEY GUZMAN Miss Carmela Shirley Guzman, 11, of Avon Park, died Tuesday morning, March 1, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. She was born in Arcadia and moved to Avon Park when she was a year old. She was a student at Pa rk Elementary School and a member of the chorus. S he was Catholic and attend ed Our Lady of Grace Cathol ic Church. She is survived by h er parents, Telesforo an d Tuesday Guzman, Avo n Park; two sisters, Gabriel la and Estefani; and two brot hers, Joel and Jesus. Visitation will be he ld Monday evening, March 7, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Fountain Funeral Hom e, Avon Park. AMass of Christian Burial will be o n Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Churc h. Interment will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery. Fountain Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida 33825 863-453-3134 OBITUARIES Special to the News-SunSEBRING Bill Snyder is Highlands Art Leagues March Artist of the Month. Born in South Florida, Snyder attended the University of Florida and later received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Tennessee State University. He did his masters and doctoral work in Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University. After 32 years in public administration as an art teacher, senior high principal, and district executive, he retired in 1990 to pursue his dream of creating oneof-a-kind art pieces. Snyder primarily creates wood sculptures and oil paintings, and is honored to have his work in private collections throughout the United States. Utilizing his fine arts background and a lifelong fascination with the look and feel of wood, he has designed and creat ed numerous full siz ed carousel horses. Over the past 10 years he has gradually shift ed emphasis to designin g equine subjects that foc us on the beauty and excit ement of real horses. On ly recently, he has turned to other subject matter such as flowers and insects. His work is incredib ly detailed and beautiful. B e sure to mark your calend ar and come by to meet Snyd er and view his works of art at the Yellow House Galle ry on 1989 Lakeview Dri ve from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Mar ch 11. Light food, beverage s, and music provided. Fr ee admission to the public. Bill Snyders multi-talents earn him Artist of Month designation Courtesy photo Bill Snyder, Highlands Art Leagues Artist of the Month for March, has over the past 10 years gradually shifted emphasis to designing equine subjects that focus on the beauty and excitement of real horses. News Sun photo by ROBYN BAKALU S Riders make their way down Main Street Saturday morning during a Ride for the Cure Poker Bike Run fundraiser in Avon Park. Wild Turkey Tavern/Great Apes and Awesome Brenda Team Extraordinaire have hosted four fund raisers for the upcoming Avon Park Relay for Life event scheduled for Mothers Day weekend, May 7-8 at the Avon Park High School Football Field. Poker Run for Relay for Life

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Special to the News-SunTALLAHASSEE The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has awarded the last round of homeless grand funding for 2010 totaling $1,979,844 million to local homelessness agencies in Florida to provide emergency housing for individuals and families who are homeless. One of those agencies is in Hardee County. The award of these grant dollars to local homeless shelter providers will help to ensure safe housing is available to the men, women and children who are without a place of their own to live, said Tom Pierce, director of DCFs Office on Homelessness. The department is assisting 34 local agencies, which operate emergency or temporary housing facilities to serve those who have become homeless. Together, these 34 shelter facilities provide 1,465 beds to accommodate the homeless in 19 Florida counties. These shelters serve a wide range of population groups, from victims of domestic violence, single women with children, unaccompanied youth, families, persons with mental health or substance abuse issues, and adult men and women. The Emergency Shelter Grant awards are used to cover operating costs of the emergency housing, as well as to provide essential supportive services to the people living in the shelter. The grant can also be used to make needed repairs and renovations to the housing facility to ensure that it is safe and secure. The Emergency Shelter Grant is awarded to the Department annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to serve those smaller cities and counties in the state that do not receive this grant directly from the federal agency. Alpha and Ome ga Freedom Ministries w as awarded $95,000. The shelt er in Wauchula will expan d from 10 beds to 61 beds to serve Hardee County, an d surrounding counties. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 7A LIMITED SPACE CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better GradesMARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467Best 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 GUARANTEED WEIGHT LOSS!CALL TODAY (863) 471-2500 LOSE YOUR WEIGHT FOR THE LAST TIME!13 Ryant Blvd. SebringCorner of 27 & Ryant Blvd.SAVE 50% OFF ENROLLMENT FEES Hurry! Offer Ends Soon! w as going to explore other opportunities as w ell. Harris didnt start out seeking the YMCA j ob. Instead, he was helping to find a new C EO to replace Martino. I was mentoring a person that I thought w ould make a good CEO, he said. As I got m ore into the process, I got asked by what e nded up being three board members if I w ould consider doing that myself. Originally, t hat wasnt the intent at all, and the more I got a sked about that opportunity, the more I starte d thinking about it. Harris was hired as director and CEO of the Sebring Chamber of Commerce in July 2009. He replaced Sarah Pallone, who left after 15 months at the helm. Pallone took the job following the firing of then-CEO Dan Andrews for financial misconduct in November 2008. That was a challenging job, and the YMCA will have its own set of hurdles. I really like challenges and the Yhas some challenges. The chamber is in really decent shape, so I thought this would be an opportunity to see if I couldnt help out at the Yand I think I can, Harris said. Im really, really excited about it. I do have mixed emotions because I absolutely love the chamber, but we should be able to transition somebody in here pretty quickly I would think. Harris said there are good people working at the YMCA, but it needs some attention and I think I can get that thing going in the right direction very quickly. Thats really the main reason I was excited for the opportunity is that challenge. Zwayer said that like most businesses, the YMCA which has around 1,200 members and a budget of nearly $1 million has struggled somewhat during the recession. It has been tough. Weve seen a reduction in our membership and retention has been an issue, he said. Greg has a proven track record to be able to right the ship, so to speak. We felt out of almost 70 candidates that he was the man for the job. Theres a lot going on at the Yand t he facilities are very good, but I think wi th Gregs leadership they can be great. Harris said it was tough to make the dec ision to make a move, but he feels the cham ber will be fine. Weve got an outstanding board. O ur financial situation is great, he said. All t he things that were put in place prior to me an d during my time has really paid dividends f or the chamber. Harris said that, assuming the boa rd approves his hiring, his first day at t he YMCAwould be April 4. Continued from page 1A The campaign total as of today is just at $400,000, according to Fells. The end of the year for United Way is in April and the final meeting will tell the exact amount of funds that have been raised this year. Im anticipating about $405,000 to $410,000 for this campaign, Fells said. For many, the campaigning and fund raising is a difficult task and a challenging career choice, but for Fells, it is a welcomed choice. Fellshusband, Sebring City Council hopeful Andrew Fells, is also busy trying to run a successful campaign. We are both really passionate. Im passionate about non-profit and he is passionate about government. We understand the time constraints and the schedules and we forgive each other, Fells said with a laugh. Fells is very familiar with the United Way as well as other non-profit organizations and is excited to be a part of it. I enjoy it and I was brought up around non-profits. My mother worked with one, my uncle is the director of one. Apparently its in my blood, Fells said with a laugh. Fells previously worked as the director for Boy Scouts of America for Highlands and Hardee counties another big job. The biggest differen ce between that (Boy Scouts) a nd United Way is this is mo re business sided. With Bo y Scouts I did a lot of progra m planning, camp and grou p planning, but with this its ne tworking and marketing, Fe lls explained. Fells is quite busy with h er new position, but she is devo ted to making the organizati on and the upcoming events su ccessful, such as the Day of Caring on May 4 when team s from local businesses wo rk together to complete servi ce projects along with partneri ng agencies. Its a big job and its fa st paced ,but I enjoy the cha llenges, Fells said. Continued from page 1A e vent will include live music b y the Chuck White & C ompany Jazz Trio. The fundraiser will be f rom 3-6 p.m. The cost is $30 p er person and $50 per coup le. The proceeds will help p rovide educational material about water safety and also subsidize swim classes for children in Highlands County. Call 471-9366 for more information. For more information on the foundation, go to www.boalvarezfoundation.or g Continued from page 1A would alternate pickups weekly. Additionally, Choice is also offering to cut the cost of trash pickup. I can charge $10.15 per residence, just like in the county. Avon Park has a small amount of trash relatively, Wheatley said. Residents in Avon Park currently pay $20 per month for trash pickup. Deleon said Thursday that he would welcome a presentation to council by Choice, but he was not sure if the reduction in trash pickup would save residents money. On the surface, it is less for just trash. The city picks up about two cubic yards of brush for residents, and Choices rates for that are considerably higher, Deleon said. I would have to look at all the numbers, pickup schedules and services to make sure that there would be a savings, but I would welcome a proposal. Deleon forwarded an email to the News-Sun on Thursday that showed he had invited Choice to contact him and submit a proposal. Continued from page 2A officer/firefighter. Alexis Markita Chandler, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference battery. Deane M. Christophers, 40, of Haines City, was charged with DUI. Gerrard Antoine Coleman, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with grand theft. Kinjonah Omari Coston, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with failure to appear reference driving while license suspended or revoked. Anita Shantay Dunlap, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession and or use of drug equipment. Michael Lawrence Giannino, 34, of Zolfo Springs, was charged with driving while license suspended. Michael Alberto Gonzalez, 24, of Dania, was charged with failure to appear reference DUI. Theresa May Jones, 38, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to purchase. Mark Anthony Lewis, 40, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference driving with license suspended or revoked. Kenneth Algin McGahee, 51, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference driving with license suspended or revoked. Joseph Jude ONeill, 46, of Sebring, was charged with destroying/tampering with evidence, purchase of marijuana, and possession and or use of drug equipment. Edwin Padilla, 36, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference battery. Ann Marie Phillips, 47, of Sebring, was charged with DUI. Theodore Rashard Roux, 21, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine, resisting an officer without violence and possession and or use of drug equipment. Kathy Layport Sanders, 44, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of probation reference grand theft. Katina Irene Sims, 38, of Sebring, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and battery. C ontinued from page 2A Chambers Harris is top choice to be new CEOat YMCA News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Regional Sales Manager for Choice Environmental Jim Wheatley shows the 65-gallon single-stream recycling container that he would give to residents of Avon Park for free if the council signs a five-year contract with his company. Choice wants to offer AP another recycling option Fells leading United Way POLICEBLOTTER Taste of Sebring set for today at Sun N Lake Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Acelebration of Womens History Month will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 in South Florida Community College University Center Auditorium, Highlands Campus. The program will present a panel of six successful local women in a variety of fields: Sheriff Susan Benton; Mona Sutphen, executive director of the Highlands Art League; Dr. Melanie Bond of the Center for Great Apes; Dr. Hilary Swain of Archbold Biological Station; Betty Ford-Smith, Highlands County educator and nationally-recognized art collector; and Jennifer Mattison, businesswoman, college instructor, and coowner of Mattison Training Group. Each woman will be asked to speak briefly on her experiences: how she got to where she is, what challenges she faced along the way, how she overcame them, and what message she might bring to the young people of today. The program is a community partnership between the SFCC Humanities/ Social Sciences faculty and the American Association of University Women (AAUC). It is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dr. Charlotte Pressler, English and humanities professor, at 784-7247. SFCC celebrates Womens History Month Hardee County homeless shelter gets DCF grant

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Washington Washington 58/35 58/35 New York NewYork 54/39 54/39 Miami Miami 80/64 80/64 Atlanta Atlanta 58/35 58/35 Detroit Detroit 33/17 33/17 Houston Houston 66/45 66/45 Chicago Chicago 36/25 36/25 Minneapolis Minneapolis 26/19 26/19 Kansas City KansasCity 46/32 46/32 El Paso ElPaso 73/50 73/50 Denver Denver 53/24 53/24 Billings Billings 22/7 22/7 Los Angeles LosAngeles 68/52 68/52 San Francisco SanFrancisco 59/49 59/49 Seattle Seattle 43/32 43/32 Washington 58/35 New York 54/39 Miami 80/64 Atlanta 58/35 Detroit 33/17 Houston 66/45 Chicago 36/25 Minneapolis 26/19 Kansas City 46/32 El Paso 73/50 Denver 53/24 Billings 22/7 Los Angeles 68/52 San Francisco 59/49 Seattle 43/32 Strong thunderstorms will roll across parts of the Southeast today, while drenching rain causes ooding problems across the mid-Atlantic and New England. Colder air on the back side of the storm will bring some accumulating snow to parts of the interior Northeast, including northwestern Pennsylvania, upstate New York and northern New England. Sunshine will return behind the storm across much of the Plains and Mississippi Valley, along with cool temperatures. The Southwest will remain dry and mild. U.S. Cities National Forecast for March 6Shown 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 Mon. Tue.Today Mon. Tue. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Weather (W):s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Albuquerque 63/40/pc 64/37/pc 53/28/c Atlanta 58/35/r 61/41/s 62/47/pc Baltimore 57/32/r 51/31/s 52/30/pc Birmingham 54/33/pc 64/44/s 64/54/c Boston 54/38/r 39/26/r 42/28/s Charlotte 65/36/r 62/35/s 64/37/pc Cheyenne 42/17/sn 33/8/sn 22/12/sn Chicago 36/25/s 42/28/pc 45/32/c Cleveland 36/15/sn 34/17/s 42/29/pc Columbus 38/22/sn 43/30/s 54/36/pc Dallas 64/45/s 65/56/pc 74/48/c Denver 53/24/c 40/14/pc 31/11/sn Detroit 33/17/pc 37/23/s 39/24/pc Harrisburg 52/28/r 47/23/s 48/26/pc Honolulu 82/69/pc 82/70/pc 82/71/c Houston 66/45/s 68/58/pc 75/63/c Indianapolis 38/26/pc 49/33/s 57/40/c Jackson, MS 54/34/pc 64/47/s 68/61/c Kansas City 46/32/pc 48/33/pc 51/33/c Lexington 46/26/r 50/35/s 60/43/c Little Rock 52/37/s 58/43/pc 60/55/c Los Angeles 68/52/pc 66/46/sh 70/48/s Louisville 46/29/pc 54/38/s 61/45/c Memphis 48/34/pc 57/46/s 62/54/c Milwaukee 32/24/pc 40/28/pc 42/28/c Minneapolis 26/19/c 31/20/sn 36/23/sn Nashville 46/31/pc 58/41/s 64/47/c New Orleans 61/46/pc 66/58/s 73/64/c New York City 54/39/r 46/30/pc 46/34/s Norfolk 66/38/t 50/35/s 54/37/pc Oklahoma City 60/42/pc 58/45/pc 65/35/c Philadelphia 59/37/r 48/28/s 49/31/s Phoenix 78/56/pc 75/52/pc 71/47/s Pittsburgh 41/22/sn 40/23/s 51/32/pc Portland, ME 44/32/r 37/16/sn 37/18/s Portland, OR 50/35/pc 52/37/c 54/41/c Raleigh 68/35/t 59/33/s 64/35/pc Rochester 36/13/sn 32/12/pc 39/19/pc St. Louis 42/29/s 50/36/s 56/47/c San Francisco 59/49/sh 57/43/sh 61/43/s Seattle 43/32/pc 45/36/c 52/40/r Wash., DC 58/35/r 53/32/s 53/35/pc Cape Coral 81/56/t 80/57/s 84/61/pc Clearwater 78/55/t 76/58/s 81/63/s Coral Springs 80/62/t 80/64/s 80/68/pc Daytona Beach 78/49/t 71/55/s 74/60/s Ft. Laud. Bch 80/63/t 80/67/pc 80/69/pc Fort Myers 82/57/t 80/59/s 83/62/pc Gainesville 76/41/t 72/46/s 74/52/s Hollywood 80/63/t 82/65/pc 81/67/pc Homestead AFB 78/62/c 78/65/pc 78/68/pc Jacksonville 76/42/t 67/46/s 72/53/pc Key West 80/66/c 78/69/pc 79/71/pc Miami 80/64/t 80/67/pc 80/68/pc Okeechobee 80/56/t 77/56/s 79/62/s Orlando 80/52/t 76/54/s 81/60/s Pembroke Pines 80/63/t 82/65/pc 81/67/pc St. Augustine 76/46/t 66/55/s 69/57/s St. Petersburg 79/57/t 77/58/s 80/61/s Sarasota 76/53/t 75/55/s 82/60/pc Tallahassee 69/37/t 71/44/s 73/50/pc Tampa 77/57/t 76/56/s 78/60/s W. Palm Bch 82/62/t 79/64/s 80/66/s Winter Haven 81/53/t 76/55/s 81/60/s Acapulco 88/72/s 88/70/s 88/69/s Athens 61/50/c 50/36/r 44/32/r Beirut 72/60/pc 65/54/r 59/51/r Berlin 38/21/s 38/28/s 47/33/s Bermuda 67/65/s 68/62/pc 70/60/r Calgary 10/-4/sn 17/8/pc 27/15/s Dublin 45/32/c 47/34/pc 46/37/pc Edmonton 5/-10/pc 9/-3/s 13/3/s Freeport 80/66/c 78/63/s 78/62/s Geneva 51/33/s 55/38/s 51/38/s Havana 79/63/t 82/64/t 84/65/pc Hong Kong 72/66/c 70/63/r 64/61/r Jerusalem 73/47/pc 57/46/sh 58/42/r Johannesburg 83/55/c 83/54/pc 83/56/pc Kiev 32/23/sf 30/15/pc 28/18/s London 45/34/s 46/32/s 50/39/s Montreal 34/21/sn 27/7/sn 28/14/s Moscow 31/20/sn 25/14/c 27/16/s Nice 65/50/pc 59/41/s 54/40/s Ottawa 30/16/sn 31/8/pc 31/8/s Quebec 34/14/sn 25/3/sn 23/7/s Rio de Janeiro 81/73/sh 81/73/sh 83/74/sh Seoul 46/23/c 41/23/s 45/21/s Singapore 88/77/t 88/75/t 88/75/t Sydney 74/63/pc 77/64/pc 84/68/s Toronto 33/16/sn 36/15/s 32/17/pc Vancouver 46/33/s 47/33/pc 45/37/r Vienna 42/23/pc 38/26/s 45/35/s Warsaw 34/15/sf 31/21/pc 34/22/s Winnipeg 12/-12/sf 9/-9/s 16/3/pc A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High .............................................. 9:25 a.m. Low ............................................... 3:05 a.m. High .............................................. 9:47 p.m. Low ............................................... 3:20 p.m. Mostly cloudy today with a shower or thunderstorm around, mainly later. A shower or thunderstorm around during the evening; otherwise, mainly clear tonight. Mostly sunny tomorrow. Tuesday: mostly sunny and pleasant. A storm that had caused oods on the West Coast hit farther east on March 6, 1983. A tornado at Monroe, N.C., derailed a train. A shower or thunderstorm around today, mainly later. Winds west-southwest 7-14 mph. Expect 2-4 hours of sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation and average humidity 65%. 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. FirstFullLastNew Mar 12Mar 19Mar 26Apr 3 Today Monday Sunrise 6:45 a.m. 6:44 a.m. Sunset 6:30 p.m. 6:31 p.m. Moonrise 7:24 a.m. 7:56 a.m. Moonset 8:14 p.m. 9:05 p.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 76/42 Gainesville 76/41 Ocala 77/44 Daytona Beach 78/49 Orlando 80/52 Winter Haven 81/53 Tampa 77/57 Clearwater 78/55 St. Petersburg 79/57 Sarasota 76/53 Fort Myers 82/57 Naples 80/61 Okeechobee 80/56 West Palm Beach 82/62 Fort Lauderdale 80/63 Miami 80/64 Tallahassee 69/37 Apalachicola 68/41 Pensacola 60/42 Key West Avon Park 80/53 Sebring 80/53 Lorida 80/55 Lake Placid 82/54 Venus 82/54 Brighton 81/56 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 2:36 a.m. Low ............................................... 8:32 a.m. High .............................................. 2:31 p.m. Low ............................................... 9:05 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. 4 5 4 1 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 80/66 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 12.05 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Tuesday ......................................... 84 Low Tuesday .......................................... 59 High Wednesday .................................... 79 Low Wednesday .................................... 53 High Thursday ....................................... 80 Low Thursday ........................................ 52Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 57% Expected air temperature ....................... 78 Makes it feel like .................................... 79BarometerTuesday ...............................................30.12 Wednesday .........................................30.17 Thursday .............................................30.19PrecipitationTuesday ...............................................0.43 Wednesday .........................................0.00 Thursday .............................................0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.43 Year to date ......................................... 3.30

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BUSINESS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, March 6, 2011 SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. EXPIRES 3/12/11PLUS TAX, TAG, & STATE FEES. www.WellsMC.com RAMUS 27 between Avon Park and SebringAVONPARK&SEBRING453-6644 LAKEPLACID&OTHERCITIESTOLLFREE1-888-453-6644 NO DEALER FEES Since 1931 RACE IN FOR SAVINGS # DX016B 2008 DODGE AVENGER RT#CX107A1 2003 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY#TX128A 2007 T OYOTA FJ CRUISER 4X4#X0148 #CY010 A 2008 JEEP COMPASS #CX130A 2007 DO DGE RAM 3500 MEGACAB DIESEL#TY041B #TX126A 2004 CHRYLER TOWN & COUNTRY#CY023A 2003 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT2003 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY LXI 2005 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT #CX1184 $ 32888 $ 115552006 CHRYSLER 300C $ 21888 $ 9388 $ 17888 $ 15888 $ 13888 $ 168882007 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN2007 HUMMER H3 $ 16555Nice $ 12888 $ 13488 $ 9888#JY004B #X0161 CLEAN CERTIFIED ONE OWNER LOW MILES CREAM PUFF VERY CLEAN LEATHER LOADED NICE ONE OWNER CERTIFIED PEACEOF MIND HEMI SWEET RACE IN FOR SAVINGS By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Amother and daughter t eam have recently opened a new fulls ervice beauty salon in Sebring. Located a t 1101 Lakeview Drive directly across f rom the CVS, Innovations Hair Salon is a new twist on an old idea. We had a salon before in S pringLake. We want everyone to know w e didnt leave, we just moved, said O lga Archo, mother in the stylist duo. The former salon, Olgas Hair Salon, w as in business from 1993 until this past J anuary. Innovations opened its doors o n Jan. 1. The past two months, daught er Nikki Louie, has been eagerly taking o n the difficulties of starting a new busin ess. I love challenges, so to me there is n othing really hardabout starting s omething new, said Louie. Louie has been in business in Sebring f or the past six years and has 20 years of e xperience. Mother Olga has been s tyling hair her entire working life. The s alon also offers the services of Greg M artin, a part-time stylist with more t han 30 years of experience. The duo expressed their enthusiasm i n transforming their clients hair and g iving them just what they had hoped f or and more. The salon specializes in Redkin, M atrix and Chi products and offers r azor cuts, highlights, cuts, coloring, perms, various relaxers and the recently popular Brazilian Keratin straightening. The salon also specializes in hair replacement, waxing and permanent make-up all done in a private room. The staff at Innovations is also bilingual. The owners, Archo and Louie, will soon be adding massage and nail to their list of services. The salon itself is tranquil and inviting with plenty of space and great views as it sits adjacent to Lake Jackson. Innovations accepts walk-ins or appointments. Innovations Hair Salon is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.5 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.2 p.m. Appointments and inquires can be made by calling 382-2264. Mother, daughterteam up in new location News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Owner of Innovations Hair Salon, Olga Archo, removers curlers from client Viola Johnsons hair. Archo along with her daughter, Nikki Louie, are the owners of Innovations. The salon opened its doors two months ago. Special to the News-SunLAKELAND MidFlorida C redit Union is searching for a stud ent between the ages of 17 and 22 t o oversee its new social media prog ram as part of its teen initiative. The part-time position offers g reat pay and the equipment necess ary to do the job a flip video r ecorder and laptop and involves w riting blogs and posting videos geared towards existing and potential youth account holders. Additionally, the spokesperson will help create and host fun teen-oriented events in the credit unions service area. We want to establish a meaningful connection with the youth in our communities and the best way to accomplish that is through someone their own age, stated Jill Davis, MidFloridas senior vice president of marketing. Were looking for someone who can not only identify with the younger generation, but will be able to post videos and blogs based on financial topics of interest to them. Along with plans to revamp and rebrand their existing youth account, MidFlorida is currently developing a new website that will be specifically designed for their younger audience and will be the forum for the new youth spokespersons position. Our goal with the new website and youth spokesperson is to provide a source of information and guidance to help them achieve financial independence and responsibility, Davis said. Interested candidates will need to upload a video, preferably on a financial tip or subject relevant to a young persons experience wi th banking, and a writing sampl e. Candidates may also submit a resume, although not required. To find out more specifics abo ut the contest to win this job, vi sit www.doyoufitthebill.com. The application deadline for t he job is April 1. MidFlorida seeks youth spokesperson for social media program Before the housing crisis, it wasnt uncommon for people to raid their home-equity piggybanks to pay off bills. Plummeting home values and tougher lending standards helped curb that practice, leading some people to engage in a far more disturbing habit: borrowing or withdrawing money from their retirement accounts to cope with financial hardship. There may be times when a loan or withdrawal from an IRAor 401(k) plan is your best or only option, but you should be aware of the possible impacts to your taxes and long-term savings objectives before raiding your nest egg. Many 401(k) plans let participants borrow from their account to buy a home, pay education or medical expenses, or prevent eviction or mortgage default. Generall y, you may be allowed to borrow up to half your vested balance up to a maximum of $50,000 or less if you have other outstanding 401( k) loans. Loans usually must be repaid within five years although the dead line may be extended if its used to pu rchase your primary residence. If you leave your job, even involuntarily, you must pay off the loan immediately (usually with in 30 to 90 days) or youll owe income tax on the remainder as well as a 1 0 percent early distribution penalty if youre under ag e 59 1. You might be tempted t o reduce your monthly 401( k) contribution, significantly reducing potential longterm savings. Think twice before tapping retirement plans Personal Finance Jason Alderman See DRAWING, page 3B CLASSIFIEDSPAGE5B

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Page 2BNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011www.newssun.com EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP FOR SEBRING CITY COUNCIL Promoting Cooperative Government Reasonable, Responsible Growth Promoting Cultural & Recreational Activities Fiscal Responsibility in Fees, Taxes & Budget Promoting Safety & Security for all City Residents Paid political advertisement by Bud Whitlock Campaign, approved by Bud Whitlock for City Council. Courtesy photo A llstate agents (back row, from left) Jason Andrews, Allan Dixon, Max Duke and (front row, from left) John Snyder and Jessica Hartline are shown presenting Linda Crowder (seated, far right) from the Childrens Museum of the Highlands with checks totaling $5,000 as part of The Allstate Foundation Agency Hands in the Community program. BUSINESS Special to the News-SunSEBRING Allstate agents Jason A ndrews, Allan Dixon, Max Duke, John S nyder and Jessica Hartline were on hand last w eek to present Linda Crowder from the C hildrens Museum of the Highlands with c hecks totaling $5,000 as part of The Allstate F oundation Agency Hands in the C ommunity program. The program, which began in 2003, recogn izes Allstate agentsvolunteerism within the c ommunity and provides financial support to o rganizations through The Allstate F oundation. The Childrens Museum of the Highlands, a 501 (3) corporation, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The museum provides a place for preschool and elementary age children to play and learn through a variety of hands on exhibits. Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation. The Allstate Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations on community initiatives that promote safe and vital communities, tolerance, inclusion, and diversity and economic empowerment. Teen driving and empowering victims of domestic violence have been priorities for the Foundation since 2005. Allstate Foundation makes donation to Childrens Museum Special to the News-SunSEBRING Historic D owntown Sebrings monthl y Gallery Walk will be from 5 -8 p.m. Friday, March 11. D uring Gallery Walk, many D owntown Sebring merc hants offer extended hours s o attendees can shop in S ebrings charming bout iques and art galleries just in t ime for spring. Street vend ors will offer art and jewelr y along the sidewalks. B elow are some additional d etails specific for this M arch event: Mention this article at Full C ircle Gallerie and receive a n additional 5 percent off the storewide discount being offered Friday night. Gene Brenner Pottery & Craft Gallery on the Circle has a great selection of art works that has just arrived. Browse the new glass, wood, metal, puzzle boxes, hand made paper items and some really funky jewelry while enjoying wine and snacks. Participating Gallery Walk merchants include: Le Attique, Front Porch Dogs, Brenner Pottery & Gallery, Wild Artist Jewelry, Janet King Studio, Lindas Books, Childrens Museum of the Highlands, Happy Owl, Steve and Company, Circle Salon, Captain Ron's Mercantile, Highlands Art League, Frames & Images, Sebring Antiques, Still Chic Consignment Boutique, Carrillos Closet, Liz & Co, Kathys Consignment, Etcetera, The Pier Group, Full Circle Gallerie and Net Patrol. Most offer fantastic giveaways and promotions during the event, which provides a unique shopping opportunity for attendees. For more information about Gallery Walk, visit www.GalleryWalkSebring.co m. Gallery Walk gears up for March Special to the News-SunSEBRING Jen Brown of K eller Williams Realty of H ighlands County was n amed a Cultural A mbassador by Keller W illiams Realty during an a ward ceremony held at the c ompanys annual convent ion in Anaheim, Calif., on F eb. 23. We are proud to see Jen B rown honored as a Keller W illiams Cultural A mbassador, says Team L eader/Broker Jarrod Davis. Her work for others and p rojects are too numerous to m ention, which includes supp orting the March of Dimes, H ospice House, Hansen H ouse, annual scholarship p ledge drive, fire department f undraisers, Sebring Thunder C ar Show, Sebring Chamber, D owntown Sebring C ommittee, feeding the h omeless, and currently coc hairs the marketing for the u pcoming Sebring C entennial Celebration. S ebring is turning 100 years o ld in 2012 and there is going to be a full year of celebrations that Jen Brown will be involved with. Jen Brown also provides free notary services to the community, and has offered a free cupcake at the local Gourmet Cupcake Shop for her customers on their birthday. Call her at 655-5554 for details. Her contributions to KWCares and our office, has made her a cultural leader in our office, so we are thrilled to see the company recognize what we have known. This honor is given to associates from each Keller Williams region each year who have demonstrated what it means to live and grow the company culture. Keller Williams culture can be encompassed in the idea that work is never more important than family, and the idea of succeeding in business by serving customers rather than self interest. The Keller Williams culture has always been an important part of who we arein every decision we make at Keller Williams Realty of Highlands County, in fact, it is the main reason I joined this incredible company. This honor puts a wonderful spotlight on us all, Brown said. I look forward to continuing to grow our culture, spreading the word about Keller Williams Realty and helping people in our community. Once chosen as a Cultural Ambassador, the honoree is challenged to help to continue to grow, inspire and motivate locally, while assisting with action plans for regional success. I am honored and I take on the challenge, Brown said. Located at 2359 U.S. 27 South in Sebring, Keller Williams Realty of Highlands County opened in 2005 and has 40 associates that are available to serve all your real estate needs. To learn more about Keller Williams Realty, call Jarrod Davis at 386-4141 or visit www.kw.com. Brown named Cultural Ambassador for Keller Williams Realty Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Publix S upermarkets and Home I nstead Senior Care are role m odels for how older cust omers, clients and employe es should be treated. The West Central Florida A rea Agency on Aging, ( WCFAAA) has announced t he winners of the 2011 S enior-friendly Business of t he Year Awards, with Publix S upermarkets taking the l arge-business award and H ome Instead Senior Care of T ampa/Brandon receiving the s mall-business award. We created this award as a way to recognize those b usinesses that go out of their w ay to treat seniors well, s aid Patty Suarez, Vice P resident of Marketing and C ommunications for W CFAAAand coordinator of t he awards process. Our c ommunity has some shining e xamples of how business c an and should be done as it r elates to older workers, cust omers and clients. Publix a nd Home Instead have stell ar records in all these areas. The public was asked to n ominate Senior-friendly b usinesses that operated w ithin the areas served by WCFAAA: Highlands, Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee and Polk counties. These two nominations rose to the top, not only for providing good service to their older customers and clients, but also for going out of their way to support older workers and needy seniors in the community. We are lucky to have these companies doing business in our community, Suarez adds. Highlights of the Publix nomination included their dedication to older workers, rewarding longevity of service, preparing employees for retirement and support charities that serve older adults, including the Polk Senior Games. Home Insteads nomination outshone others due to their hiring practices for older workers and for spearheading the Be a Santa to a Senior project, where they collected and delivered gifts to 500 lonely and isolated seniors during the holiday season. The Senior-friendly Business of the Years were presented by WCFAAAs board chair, Emma Hemness, PAat their annual gala and awards luncheon held at Pepin Hospitality Centre in Tampa on Feb. 1. Accepting the award for Publix Supermarkets were Shannon Patten, Media and Community Relations Manager and John Campbell, District Manager. Accepting the award for Home Instead was Kristi Campbell, owner of the Tampa and Brandon office of Home Instead. For more information about the Senior-friendly Business of the Year Award and other WCFAAAinitiatives, contact Patty Suarez at (813) 676-5616 or Patty.Suarez@gmail.com. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 3B Dear Registered Voter, This is a sample of the Optical Scan Paper Ballot that will be used for the March 8, 2011 City of Sebring Election. When you vote an Optical Scan Paper Ballot, you are actually lling in (darkening) an oval on a paper ballot. The Golden Rule when voting an Optical Scan Paper Ballot is: COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL. Please remember this Golden Rule and follow it exactly. You will be furnished a marking device at the voting location. Mark this ballot and take it with you to use as a guide when you go to vote. We will also have a Touch Screen Voting System at each precinct which will be used only for the disabled voter(s), and workers will be available to instruct you on the use of either system. Other points of interest that voters need to be aware of: EARLY VOTING: Early Voting will be conducted between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each weekday, beginning on Monday, February 21st and ending on Friday, March 4th, at the Supervisor of Elections Ofce located at 580 South Commerce Ave., Room A201, Sebring. VOTING ON ELECTION DAY: The following polling places will be open on March 8, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Precinct(s) 7, 11S Sebring Elks Lodge, 2618 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring Precinct(s) 8, 15S Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring Precinct 9 Boys and Girls Club, 111 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sebring Precinct 10 Sebring Masonic Lodge, 1809 Home Ave., Sebring SPECIALNOTE: Voters registered in Precinct 11S will go to the Sebring Elks Lodge (Precinct 7) to vote and voters in Precinct 15S will report to the Sebring Recreation Club (Precinct 8) (listed above) to vote during this city election only. Be sure to check your voter card to see which precinct you live in. If you have a question about your polling location, please call the Election Ofce at 863-402-6655. VOTER REGISTRATION AND ADDRESS CHANGES: To vote in this City of Sebring Election, you must have been a qualied registered voter in Florida by February 7, 2011 and you must be currently residing inside the City Limits of Sebring. If you were already registered in Florida prior to February 7, 2011 and you moved into the City of Sebring from another Florida County, or you moved within Highlands County from one address to another address inside the City of Sebring, you will be allowed to change your address and vote. If you moved into the City of Sebring from another State and did not register in the City of Sebring by February 7, 2011, you will not be allowed to vote in this election. ID REQUIRED: You must produce PICTUREANDSIGNATURE IDENTIFICATION before you will be allowed to vote. If you cannot produce picture and signature identication, you will be required by law, to vote a provisional ballot. SIGNATURE UPDATES: If your signature has changed since you registered to vote, you may need to provide a signature update to the Elections Ofce. Signatures on petitions and absentee ballots are always checked against the original voter registration signature, and it is the responsibility of the voter to be sure the signature is updated when it changes. If you need to update your signature, please call the Election Ofce at 863-4026655 to have a form sent to you. If you have any other questions or you need to order an absentee ballot, please call the Supervisor of Elections Ofce at (863) 402-6655. SAMPLE BALLOTOFFICIALBALLOT CITY OF SEBRING ELECTIONHIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA MARCH 8, 2011Kathy Haley City Clerk, City of Sebring 401(k) plan and IRAwithd rawals. Many 401(k) plans a llow hardship withdrawals t o pay for certain medical or h igher education expenses, f unerals, buying or repairing y our home or to prevent evict ion or foreclosure. Youll o we income tax on the withd rawal and often the 10 p ercent penalty as well. Unlike employer plans, w ith traditional IRAs youre a llowed to withdraw from y our account at any time for a ny reason. However, youll p ay income tax on the withd rawal and often the 10 p ercent penalty as well. With Roth IRAs, you can w ithdraw contributions at any t ime, since theyve already b een taxed. However, if you w ithdraw interest earnings b efore 59 1, youll likely f ace that 10 percent penalty. Further tax implications. W ith 401(k) and traditional I RAwithdrawals, the money i s added to your taxable i ncome, which could bump y ou into a higher tax bracket o r even jeopardize certain tax c redits, deductions and e xemptions tied to your adjusted gross income (AGI). All told, you could end up paying half or more of your withdrawal in taxes, penalties and lost or reduced tax benefits. Losing compound earnings. Finally, if you borrow or withdraw your retirement savings, youll lose out on the power of compounding, where interest earned on your savings is reinvested and in turn generates more earnings. Youll lose out on any gains those funds would have earned for you, which over a couple of decades could add up to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost income. Bottom line: Think long and hard before tapping your retirement savings for anything other than retirement itself. If thats your only recourse, be sure to consult a financial professional about the tax implications. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 4, 2011, go to www.practicalmoneyskills.com/summit2011 Continued from page 1B Special to the News-SunSEBRING The financial-services firm Edward Jones once again has been named a top company for training, ranking No. 11 on Training magazines 2011 Training Top 125 list, according to Edward Jones financial advisors in the Sebring area. Edward Jones has been recognized on the list for 11 years in a row, dating back to the debut of the Training Top 50 in 2001. Edward Jones not only moved up the ranking dramatically to No. 11 this year from No. 31 in 2010 but also received special recognition for achieving one of the top scores in the evaluation and businessmetric section of the firms application. The 2011 rankings and special recognitions were announced at a Feb. 7 awards dinner during the magazines Training 2011 Conference and Expo in San Diego. Edward Jones works constantly to provide our industrys best client ser vice, said Edward Jon es managing partner James D. Weddle. Training throug hout our careers helps us deliver that. Edward Jon es is being recognized f or doing what it believes is right for our clients, t he firm and for those of us who work here. The firm has consistent ly earned high marks as an employer of choice in oth er national rankings. For t he 12th year, Edward Jon es was named one of Fortu ne magazines Be st Companies to Work F or 2011. The firm took t he No. 11 overall spot on t he prestigious list, also w as named to the No. 2 spot f or large companies and w as the highest ranking fina ncial-services firm. For t he third time, Edward Jon es financial advisors rank ed the firm Highest in Employee Advis or Satisfaction amon g Financial Investme nt Firms, according to t he 2010 study by J.D. Pow er and Associates. Edward Jones ranks No. 11 in Training Top 125 BUSINESS Special to the News-SunSEBRING United Way o f Central Florida-Highlands C ounty Division recently cele brated Publix Appreciation D ay by having board memb ers and partner agencies v isit all Highlands County P ublix locations. Publix represents nearly a t hird of the United Way camp aign, pledging more than $ 126,000. United Way doll ars raised in Highlands C ounty stay here in this comm unity and are distributed to a gencies that provide prog rams in the areas of educat ion, income, and health. Currently, United Way f unds 23 programs provided b y 17 agencies. Because Publix associates g ive so generously, United Way is able to fund critical programs to the people of Highlands County. United Way will have its annual meeting on April 20 where more than 50 local businesses, like Publix, that run workplace campaigns will be recognized. Campaign co-chair Dusty Johnson said, We are currently at 98 percent of our goal, which is just over $400,000. Im confident that well have an increase over last year. With the current economy, many of the local agencies are having increased demands for their services, but have experienced cuts from different funding sources. If you have any questions regarding United Way or running a workplace campaign, contact the Highlands County director, Julie Fells, at 4533401 or e-mail julie.fells@uwcf.org. United Way thanks Publix employees Courtesy photo United Way of Central Florida-Highlands County Division recently celebrated Publix Appreciation Day by having board members and partner agencies visit all Highlands County Publix locations. Publix named Senior-friendly Business of the Year Drawing from 401(k) can have its drawbacks Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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Page 4BNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011www.newssun.com COUNTRY CLUB REALTY 863-382-6575www .CountryClubRealtyofSebring.comTWO LOCATIONSTOSERVE YOU GOLF HAMMOCK 1 Hammock Circle Sebring, FL 33872 COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING 4800 Haw Branch Rd. Sebring, FL 33875863-382-6575PINECREST GOLF CLUBOPEN HOUSE TODAY!1PM-3PM US 27 N to (R ) on Memorial to (L) on SR 17 to (R ) on Hollyhurst Dr to home on (R ).MOVE IN READY! OVERLOOKS #16 at Pinecrest, this nice 2/2 on almost 1/2 acre hs been recently updated with all neutral colors! New carpet, tile, cabinets, appliances, well, irrigation system, hot water heater and roof! Circular drive too! 1850 Hollyhurst Dr. $105,900 PARKSIDE VILLAGE GREAT NEW PRICE!US 27 to Hammock Rd. Models located on S. side of Hammock Rd. across from entrance to Gold Hammock & Country Club Realty (Model Flag).ONE MODEL LEFT!DECORATEDMODEL! 3/2/2 with open/spacious floor plan, sun room, breakfast bar, dining area, interior laundry, dedicated outlets for generator, decorative stone, exterior patio and beautiful landscaping maintained by the Assn. Never occupied model home! Furniture/accessories available 1/2 price! Builder Warranty.4115 Hammock Rd.$123,500 COUNTRY WALK SPECTACULAR!US 27 to W on CR 621/Lake June Rd. to straight on Miller Rd. to (R) on Wildflower to (R) on Bluebird Ave. to home on (L).ENTICING WATERFRONT!WALK TO MARINA Gorgeious & perfect on private cul-de-sac at Country Walk on Lake Carrie! Clubhouse & marina just a few steps away, this home boasts neutral paint & tile, cathedral ceiling, bright kitchen, open plan w/2 spacious bedrooms & baths, dining/great room, Florida room & screened lanai overlooking a private pond. 3153 Bluebird Ave.$139,900 MARTHA ESTATES FLAWLESS!US 27 to Sparta Rd to (R ) on Bassage to (L) on Ma Tee to (R ) on Indian to home at end on (R ). From SR 66 to Sparta to (L) on Bassage, etc.CANAL TO LAKE CHARLOTTE! PRACTICALLY LIKE NEW 3 bed 2 bath 2 car garage home on a canal leading to lovely Lake Charlotte. Open floor plan with an abundance of natural light. Glass enclosed lanai with canal view. Lake views from the front! 1310 Indian Dr.$160,000 GOLFHAMMOCK A MUST SEE! US 27 to Hammock Rd turn (R) into second entrance of Golf Hammock, veer left on Lost Ball, turn (L) on Dog Leg to home on (L).PRIVATE & GORGEOUS!LUXURIOUS LANAI w/ private backyard too! 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With tiled living room, wood floor in the great room, crown molding & gorgeous stone work! Romantic Jacuzzi tub too! 3028 Lost Ball Dr. $224,900 COUNTRY CLUB OF SEBRING QUARTZ!US 27 to Hammock Rd to (L) on 635 to (R ) into the Country Club of Sebring to (L ) on Wynstone Dr to home on (R ).GOLF COURSE BEAUTY! GREAT VIEW OF #8 GREEN from the awesome Florida room! This 3/2/2 is impeccable & move-in ready. Beautiful quartz counter tops, luxurious master bath w/cherry cabinets & soaker tub. THIS IS A MUST SEE today! 2937 Wynstone Dr.$229,900 HIGHLANDS RIDGE SUNNY VERANDASebring Pkwy to (L) on Home Ave to (L) on 17N, (R ) on Altvater Rd into Highlands Ridge, (L) on Carter Creek Dr, (R) on North Course Lane, to home on the (R).ON THE GOLF COURSE!AMAZING HOME ON #9 FAIRWAY has gorgeous paver driveway and walkway to the double front door. Opens to a gorgeous open floor plan, high ceilings, island kitchen, wood cabinets, eat-in-caf, and sunny veranda room with arches. Perfect for entertaining!4297 North Course Ln.$274,900GOLF VIEWS TOO! HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDAFULL COST OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICESFISCAL YEAR 2009-2010SECTION 62-708,FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODECOLLECTION: RESIDENTIAL$63.98 NON-RESIDENTIAL (1) DISPOSAL: RESIDENTIAL$93.17 NON-RESIDENTIAL (1) RECYCLING: RESIDENTIAL$21.47 NON-RESIDENTIAL (1) TOTAL COST PER USER$178.62 NOTES:(1) The county did not regulate non-residential users. (2) Tipping fees per ton for solid waste services during the 2009-2010 fiscal year were as follows:COST ELEMENTS COST PER USER Yard Trash $25.00 Construction/ Demolition Debris$25.00 Tires $100.00 Asbestos $150.00 Special to the News-SunTAMPA The U.S. Special O perations Command P arachute Demonstration T eam, known as the ParaC ommandos, are scheduled t o perform a free fall parac hute demonstration on M arch 12 during the Peace R iver Electric Coop annual m eeting at PRECO Park. The team is comprised of a ctive duty military or D epartment of Defense civili ans assigned to U.S. Special O perations Command at M acDill Air Force Base in T ampa. Most are combat veterans w ith Special Operations b ackground. Many served w ith the U.S. Army Special F orces, commonly known as t he elite Green Berets, while o thers served with U.S. Army R angers, the world's premier l ight infantry fighting force. The U.S. Air Force is well r epresented with specialized c ombat controllers, para-resc ue men and combat air c rewmen. The U.S. Navy is repres ented with U.S. Navy S EALs and Special Warfare C ombat Crewmen, and the U .S. Marine Corps is repres ented by Special Operations M arines. Special Operations C ommand was established in 1987 to bring Special Operations from all the services under one command headquarters. Special operators are highly skilled and trained in a variety of military missions ranging from direct combat to humanitarian assistance. The command has approximately 57,000 active duty, Reserve and National Guard soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and DoD civilians assigned to the headquarters, its four components and one sub-unified command. On any given day, more than 12,000 Special Operations Forces are deployed to more than 70 countries worldwide. Special Ops Parachute Team to participate in PRECO annual meeting BUSINESS Courtesy photo The U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, known as the Para-Commandos, are scheduled to perform a free fall parachute demonstration on March 12 during the Peace River Electric Coop annual meeting at PRECO Park in Hardee County. Associated PressTAMPA Federal officials are expecting a record year for U.S. agriculture exports. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says f arm and food products are expected to reach a record $135.5 billion in fiscal year 2011, w hich ends in September. Vilsack told The Associated Press that U.S. agriculture may have its best export year ever. Compared to fiscal 2010, export value is expected to grow 25 percent. Vilsack spoke Friday in Tampa at the Commodity Classic, a large convention and trade show for the U.S. corn, soybean, wheat, and sorghum industries that draws some 4,500 farmers from around the nation. Feds: US food, farm exports could have record year

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, March 6, 2011Page 5B 3 3 31 0 0 Hwy . 2 7 7 South Sebring , F L L 33870 EOEE-mail:resumesebring@crosscountry-auto.com863-402-2786HIRING SUPERVISORS Fo r r employment opportunitie s s callCom e e Join Our Winnin g g Team! Als o o Hiring Ful l l & & Par t t Time Custome r r Service Associates 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001433 DIVISION: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-NC1, Plaintiff, vs. ELIZABETH ANN CRISAFULLI, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 14, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001433 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006-NC1, is the Plaintiff and Elizabeth Ann Crisafulli, Jeffrey Crisafulli, a/k/a Jeffrey A. Crisafulli, Manor Hill Owners' Association, Inc., a/k/a Manor Hill Property Owners Association, Inc., Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 24th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 266, OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2501 SUNRISE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 15th day of February, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k March 6, 13, 2011 Lot 8, Block 1, PLACID PLAZA, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 23, 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 located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes (2004), at 11:00 a.m., on the 14th day of March, 2011. NOTICE: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. SIGNED this February 9, 2011. (SEAL) ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk February 27; March 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 09-1547-GCS HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK, a national banking association, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN S. HAILE, Individually and JOHN S. HAILE AS TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN S. HAILE REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 18, 1991 a/k/a the JOHN S. HAILE REVOCABLE TRUST UTD 7/18/91, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: IN THE COUNTY CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-00039 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF11 Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA L. TALLEY, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: A PART OF THE W 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SEC. 27, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL AND GO NORTH ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY THEREOF A DISTANCE OF 264 FEET; THENCE GO EAST AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY THEREOF A DISTANCE OF 165 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE EAST AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY TO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID PARCEL; THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID PARCEL; THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY 166.21 FEET; THENCE NORTH AND PARALLEL TO THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID POINT OF BEGINNING LESS DEDICATED ROAD RIGHT OF WAY ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF PROPERTY. and commonly known as: 1218 CAMARO DR., SEBRING, FL 33872; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on MARCH 15, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 22nd day of February, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk February 27; March 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-484GCS DIVISION: AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING, INC., Plaintiff, vs. MAHABIR PURAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 14, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-484GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc., is the Plaintiff and Mahabir Puran, John Doe n/k/a Roberto Madina, City of Sebring, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 24th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 13, BLOCK 58, OF ORIGINAL TOWN OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART. A/K/A 217 MANGO STREET, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 15th day of February, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001604 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. LARRY W. LANGMAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 14, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001604 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and LARRY W. LANGMAN; SHELLY D. LANGMAN; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 24th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THAT PORTION OF LOTS 4 AND 5, LYING NORTH OF STATE ROAD 621 RIGHT-OF-WAY, LOT 6, LESS STATE ROAD 621 RIGHT OF WAY; ALL OF LOTS 7,8,9,10, AND 11, BLOCK C, BREEZY POINT PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 52, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 917 LAKE JUNE ROAD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on February 15, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAIN Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09104250 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC**See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. March 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000217GCS BANKUNITED Plaintiff, vs. INGRID K. MARKLAND, if living and if deceased,any unknown party whomay claim as heir, devisee, grantee, assignee, lienor, creditor, trustee and other claimant, by, through under or against INGRID K. MARKLAND; HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF INGRID K. MARKLAND; JOHN DOE; MARY DOE AND/OR ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 27, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09000217GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. BANKUNITED is Plaintiff and INGRID K. MARKLAND, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF INGRID K. MARKLAND; JOHN DOE; MARY DOE AND/OR ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN; HEARTLAND NATIONALBANK; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash atIN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 4th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 759, OF SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A 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 28th day of January, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 11-77 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT D. YOUNG, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT D. YOUNG, SR., deceased, whose date of death was January 21, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 530 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 6, 2011. Personal Representative: Helen Young 1454 Golf View Drive S Avon Park, Florida 33825 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001360 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES MO 2006-HE6 ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES MO 2006-HE6, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL A. SINGLETARY; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 14th day of February, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001360, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE ASSET BACKED SECURITIES CORPORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES MO 2006-HE6 ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES MO 2006-HE6, is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL A. SINGLETARY; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 15th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 92-93, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 88, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 15th day of February, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk February 27; March 6, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-63 IN RE: ESTATE OF PETER SCHEMM Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Peter Schemm, deceased, whose date of death was January 8, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is February 27, 2011. Personal Representative: Alfia Schemm 57 Primrose Road Hardwick NJ 07825 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com February 27; March 6, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-42 IN RE: ESTATE OF HELEN B. RICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HELEN B. RICE, deceased, whose date of death was December 26, 2010, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 6, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ John Ellis Rice 2640 W. Southampton Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 March 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-84 IN RE: ESTATE OF DANA RAY ANTHONY a.k.a. DANA R. ANTHONY NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DANA RAY A NTHONY a.k.a. DANA R. ANTHONY, deceased, whose date of death was January 23, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 6, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Gail Anthony 101 Fenton Avenue Laconia, New Hampshire 03246 A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 A von Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 March 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2008-CA-001528 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-4, Plaintiff, vs. EDUARDO VAZQUEZ, ET AL, Defendants, AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated January 20, 2011 and entered in Case No. 2008-CA-001528 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTARMORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-4, is Plaintiff and EDUARDO VAZQUEZ; __ UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDUARDO VAZQUEZ, IF ANY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC, CORPORATION; HIGHLANDS COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s) are the 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., on the 15th day of MARCH, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 172, OF PLACID LAKES, A REPLAT OF BLOCKS 115-116-169-171-172-173 A ND PORTIONS OF BLOCKS 170 AND 175, PLACID LAKES, SECTION SIXTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 AT PAGE 98, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Street Address: 114 BARBARA AVE. NW, LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA 33852 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 17th day of February, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk February 27: March 6, 2011 1050Legals 1000 Announcements CLASSIFIEDS Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 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!ttorney for Personal Representative: James V. Lobozzo, Jr. Attorney for Helen Young Florida Bar Number: 274178 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 471-0751 E-Mail: jlobozzo@mllaw.net March 6, 13, 2011

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The meeting will be at the Supervisor of Elections office located at the Highlands County Government Center, 580 South Commerce Ave., Room A 201, Sebring, Florida. If a recess is needed during the meeting, it will be announced at the meeting. The entire canvassing board audit procedure is open to the public and may be viewed by the public in the front lobby of the Supervisor of Elections office in Room A201 at the Highlands County Government Center. The City of Sebring Canvassing Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to or participation in its activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact the Election Office at 863-402-6655 (voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: soe@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Note: Persons are advised that if they wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting, they will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based per Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes. Kathy Haley, CMC City Clerk City of Sebring March 6, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE CITY OF SEBRING CANVASSING BOARD The City of Sebring Canvassing Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. on March 8, 2011 to examine absentee ballots and early voting provisional ballots received up to that time for the City of Sebring Election. This meeting will be at the Supervisor of Elections office located at 580 South Commerce Avenue, Room 201A, Sebring, FL. After examination, these ballots will be processed and tabulated, however, no results will be released until after 7:00 p.m. in accordance with Florida Law. Any provisional ballots cast at the precinct(s) on election day, will be canvassed after 7:00 p.m. If a recess is needed during the meeting, it will be announced at the meeting. If the Canvassing Board needs to reconvene after the day of the election, the meeting will be in the office described above and will be advertised in the newspaper if time permits. If time doesn't permit, a notice of the meeting will be posted in same office. If known at the time of adjournment, the time and date will be announced at the conclusion of the Canvassing Board meeting on March 8, 2011. The entire Canvassing Board procedure is open to the public and may be viewed by the public in the front lobby of the Supervisor of Elections office in Room A201 at the Highlands County Government Center. The City of Sebring Canvassing Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to or participation in its activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact the Election Office at 863-402-6655 (voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: soe@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Note: Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting, is hereby advised that he will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based per Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes. Kathy Haley, CMC City Clerk City of Sebring March 6, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE The Heartland Workforce ad hoc Board Officer Nominating Committee will hold a meeting at 10 am on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Heartland Workforce One-Stop Career Center, 205 Carlton St., Wauchula, FL. Topic of the meeting is nominations for 2011-13 officers. Interested individuals should arrive no later than 9:55 am. For more information see agenda posted on the Heartland Workforce website at www.hwib.org March 6 2011 Insight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66 Sebring, FL 33875 Surplus Auction Vehicles, Misc Equipment Including City of Avon Park, School Board of Highlands County; School Board of Hendry County Saturday, March 12th at 9:00am February 27; March 6, 2011 1050Legals HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES / PURCHASING REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) The Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed proposals in the County Purchasing Department for: RFP 11-035 INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (ITS) MASTER PLAN AND DESIGN-BUILD CRITERIA PACKAGE Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Acting Director, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524; Fax: 863-402-6735, or by EMail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.org Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked with the name of the Proposer, and the RFP number and title RFP 11-035 ITS MASTER PLAN AND DESIGN-BUILD CRITERIA PACKAGE so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each submittal shall include (1) one original and (6) six copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, March, 31, 2011, at which time they will be opened. Proposals received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of proposals that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above referenced proposal opening. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any parts thereof. The award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible Proposer whose proposal and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the proposal. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This nondiscrimination policy involves every aspect of the Boards functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. A nyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, A DA Coordinaor at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: HYPERLINK "mail to: j minor@hcbcc.org" jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida HYPERLINK http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net February 27; March 6, 2011

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, March 6, 2011Page 7B 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. required1996 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. One Owner Rare Find Great Price 863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation2010 BMXUTV 500 4 Seater, 4 X 4. $7400. 8633865445SEBRING RACESPOTSThree (3) Reserved Parking Spots on Turn 15. Great View, on Concrete. $400 each; Take Some or All! Call 863-381-9526 8400RecreationalVehiclesNORDITRAC -Easy Ski Exerciser, with electronic counter. $50. 863-699-9190 8350Sporting Goods2011 BASSBOAT PRO 16.5, 40 hp Mercury motor, all accessories on trailer. Never Wet $10,000 Firm. 863-633-8574. 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationCHOCOLATE LAB10 months old MALE, AKC registered, health certificate, all shots. $100 863-382-8237 or 863-214-4451 7520Pets & SuppliesCRAFT SALEHighlands County Convention Center @ Fireman's Field, Sat. 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 & BazaarsSEBRING -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 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 -117 Winston Rd. ( Spring Lake Village I) 98 to Lakeview Blvd. Left on Candler Ter. to Winston Rd. Thur -Fri Sat, Mar. 10-11-12. 7:30 am ? Lots of clothing & household items. 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! 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 WHEEL &TIRE (1) Large, LT 265/70 R17. $55, cash only please. 863-699-1119 TYPEWRITER -SHARP electric $30 863-471-2502 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 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 MARINE BATTERYMarine Trolling Battery, new MCA750, RC180. $70 83-273-1846 KITCHEN TABLEGlass, w/4 chairs. $100. 863-201-3769 7310Bargain Buys FISHING RODS& REELS. 4 new Shakespeare Ugly Stick with reels $90 863-273-1846 EMBROIDERY SET-UPfor a Singer Quantum XL 5000 machie, includes thread. used once, $50 863-257-1873 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 BOAT ANCHOR(2) 25lbs, $65, cash only please. 863-699-1119 7310Bargain Buys 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 7300Miscellaneous DAYBED 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 NEW FURNITURE FOR LESS! HIGHPOINT FURNITURE OUTLET STORE 2346 U.S. 27 N, SEBRINGNorthofLowes&acrossfrom HomeDepot 7180FurnitureWASHER &DRYER KENMORE CLEAN GOOD CONDITION $150. 269-930-0428 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise SEBRING (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 GARAGE 32'X 60' BLOCK BUILDING, cement floor, 12' X 12' door, 100 amp electrical service. $450 monthly. S. Marion Rd, Avon Park 269-420-6331 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING 20'X40'Warehouse, 12' overhead door, on busy Highway 27 across from Lakeshore Mall. 863-385-3474 6550Warehousesfor RentSEBRING -Weekly/Multi-Week Condo Rentals Avail. Now. Located on Little Lake Jackson across from Harder Hall Golf Club. Lots of ammenities. Starting @ $500/wk. 863-385-5005, ext. 0 6320Seasonal Property 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. $725/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 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 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. 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING -Country Club of Sebring. 2BR, 2BA, den, lanai, pool, beautifully furnished/decorated. Available April 1st. Call 863-386-0340. 6250Furnished Houses SEBRING FREE 1/2 mo rent, free cable, lg clean 1/1 tile floors. quiet / safe. No dogs 863-385-1999 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 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 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -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 6100Villas & CondosFor RentSEBRING -UNFURNISHED 2203 Colma Ave., 2/BR, 1/BA & Patio. No smokers & no pets. $450 monthly, 1st. and last, plus $300 security deposit. 561-379-6823 or 561-965-4458 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsSEBRING -Mobile Home in Family Park. Needs TLC, but OK for occupancy. Great Starter Home! PRICED TO SELL! $1,800. 863-253-1014 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 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. SEBRING -2BR, 1.5BA in 55+ Park. All new inside, completely furnished, includes Washer/Dryer, 32'' flat screen TV. All new windows, FL Room, carport. Free yard sprinkler system. Best Park in Sebring! Low lot rent. Not in Pet Section. Priced to sell quick...by owner. Background check required by park owner. 863-382-0219 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 AVON PARK12X46, 1BR, 1BA in Avon 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 SaleAVON 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 SEBRING 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 SEBRING -BY OWNER, Pristine 2BR, 2BA, 1CG. Clean, safe, quite, well maint. area. Many retirees. Perfect cond. w/almost new roof & plush lawn. Interior in exc. cond. Golf course across street. For appt. 937-367-5518. 4080Homes for SaleSebringAVON PARKMediterranean Home on Lake Lillian, 3000 sq ft+ Guest Cottage. CHA, Fireplace, SunPorch, Open Stairway, & Much More! $249,000. 863-453-8955 or 863-453-0392 (eve). 4060Homes for SaleAvon Park 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial WAITRESSES -EXPERIENCED needed for high volume restaurant at 950 Sebring Square. Only experienced individuals need to apply! 863-382-2333 TRUCK DRIVERWANTED Clean driving record a must! Apply in person 3636 Desoto Rd. Sebring. 2100Help Wanted TRUCK DRIVEROver-the-Road. Must be able to stay out 3+ weeks at a time. Verifiable experience necessary. Clean driving record a must! Mechanical knowledge a plus. For information contact Linda @ 863-452-5959. TEACHERS NEEDED For Christian Preschool Substitute Teacher/10 days in March Assistant Teacher Needed Call 863-443-2344 SUNRISE COMMUNITYINC is currently accepting applications for the position of: Direct Support Staff. Qualified applicants must meet the following: 18 yrs. old, High school diploma or equivalent, 1 yr. experience medical, or childcare setting, must be able to pass law enforcement background screening and drug test. All interested can call for appt. and application informaton: Sunrise Community Inc. 1014 6th Ave. S., Wauchula, Fl. 33873. 863-773-0434 ext. 305 EOE / DFWP SEEKING WELLEXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE HELP P/T. Excellent billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are A MUST Fax resume to: 863-471-3206 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com NOBODY OFFERS you or your career more opportunity than Good Shepherd Hospice. For over 30 years, Good Shepherd has been providing care to the residents of Polk, Highlands and Hardee Counties. As we continue to grow to better serve our community, we are offering rewarding careers to experienced To ensure comfortable, clean and safe environment for our patients, their families and team members, we are seeking experience MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST The qualified candidate minimum of 3-8 years experience in full charge maintenance including in-depth knowledge of electrical/plumbing schematics and repairs. Basic safety knowledge concerning OSHA and NFPA required. Must be available for on-call/ emergency coverage and able to travel throughout central Florida area as needed. (Highlands/Hardee and Polk Counties) Learn more about the rewarding careers at Good Shepherd, and apply online at: www.goodshepherdhospice.org EOE MEDICAL OFFICEseeks experienced Insurance Biller. PT/FT. Fax resume to 863-465-6385 LOCAL PRE-SCHOOLHIRING for several positions. Experience preferred but not required. Benefits available. Call 863-382-2727 to schedule an interview. HIGHLY MOTIVATED Individual needed for full-time General Office/Bookkeeper/Receptionist position with busy law practice. Needs to be able to work independently, and be extremely organized with attention to details. Excellent computer and communication skills are required. Send Resume to: Reply Box #2198 News Sun, 2227 US 27, S. Sebring, FL 33870 COMCAST OUTSIDESALES Contractor for COMCAST needs OUTSIDE SALES REPS to sell cable to homeowners. Earn $600+ weekly, will train. Must pass background check. Call Chris @ 863-381-6007 .CAREGIVERSNOW HIRINGFor caring, compassionate caregivers. You must be 21 yrs old with a HS Diploma/GED, pass a criminal & driving record check. Call HR between 9am and 4 pm M-F. 863-385-8558 or visit: ck381.ersp.biz/employment ARE YOURA HIGHLANDS COUNTY PREMIEREHAIRSTYLIST, LOOKING FOR AS SECURE PROFESSIONAL WORK PLACE? CALL DIANE 863-532-9440HOME CARERN, OT,PT, CNA/HHA needed for local visits in Highlands. Good Salary/Per Diem Rates Excellent Benefits Immediate Need !!! Call (863) 401-3550 or Fax Resume to (863)401-8199 2100Help WantedREGISTERED NURSE part time (20 hrs. per week). Dependable transportation is required. Home Health experience preferred in order to train and monitor, Personal Care Workers doing in-home services. Good oral and written communication skills are necessary. A non-clinical position. A pply in person at NU-HOPE ELDER CARE SERVICES, 6414 US HWY 27 South, Sebring. EOE DFWP 2100Help WantedBRICK MASONRYINSTRUCTOR Avon Park The Home Builders Institute is seeking a brick masonry instructor. Five years related experience plus HS diploma / equivalent required. For details, including qualifications, visit www.hbi.org/jobs. EOE/M/F/D/V UTILITY POLE INSPECTION Career Opportunity. Will train, valid drivers license & travel required. Long term employment. Contact Dennis @ 404-7911990 or dpremo@asplundh.com M/F/V/D/EOE 2050Job Opportunities 2000 EmploymentNEED TOBE WITH MY OWNER. Beautiful cat (kitten at the time) showed up at our home, in the summer months, in the area of Pioneer Rd & CR 17. She had been declawed and well kept by her owner. Would love to return her to her family. Call 863-453-6469 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements 8000Recreation IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000591 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, F.S.B F/K/A WORLD SAVINGS BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. LATEEFAH HAWTHORNE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 14, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA000591 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as successor in interest to Wachovia Mortgage, F.S.B. f/k/a World Savings Bank, F.S.B., is the Plaintiff and Lateefah Hawthorne, Samuel Hawthorne, CitiFinancial Equity Services, Inc. are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 24th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 8 AND 9, HILTON HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 65, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Road trips, varied weather conditions and now even illness have sought to take down the Sebring girls tennis team, but the season of success continued Friday as all five singles players advanced to the finals of the five-team Heartland Conference Tournament. Each of the doubles squads had reached Saturdays semifinals as well, though final results of tournament were not yet available at press time. And while not to quite the same degree, the turnaround of the Lake Placid program was in evidence as No. 4 singles player, Hannah Waller had reached the singles final and both doubles teams had made it to the semifinals, along with the Avon Park No. 1 doubles team. Heading into the tournament, the Lady Streaks were fresh off a 7-0 win over Lake Wales Thursday, with a mixed and matched line-up. Lake Placid ladies enjoying resurgent season SPORTS C SECTION Inside This Section Kayak Tours . . .4C Run the Race Track . . .4C News-Sun Sunday, March 6, 2011 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Colby Delaney rips this first-inning single, and strained a quadricep in the process, but gutted it out on the mound in his complete-game win over Fort Meade. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Nate Greene pitched a complete-game, four-hit game Thursday in Sebrings 10-1 win over Hardee. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHN E Deta Waller couldnt advance in the No. 2 singles at the Heartland Conference Tournament, but her Lake Placid doubles team made it to Saturdays semifinals. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAnd the hits just keep on c oming. The Sebring baseball squad c ontinued itsheavy-hitting w ays Friday and held off a l ate Kowboy rally in t opping Osceola 11-9 o n the road. Every Blue Streak in t he starting line-up had a t least one hit and they s eemed to get off the b us swinging as they s cored five runs in the t op of the first inning. Starting pitcher Corbin H offner doubled in two in the f rame and a bases-loaded w alk drawn by Alex Griffin a dded another before Seth A beln singled one in. Another two came around i n the second and Hoffner was setting the Kowboys down and keeping them off the board. The lead grew to 8-0 with a run in the third, but Osceola, fresh off a 6-3 Tuesday win over Lake Wales, wasnt going to stay silent for long. Edwin Rios solved Hoffner for a two-run homer in the bottom of the third, and a single run scored for the Kowboys in the fourth to make it an 8-3 game. With his pitch count rising, Hoffner was relieved after five innings, having given up just the three runs while striking out six, and two more Sebring runs in the top of the sixth seemed to put this one just about on ice. But Rios was at it again, doubling home two runs in a four-run sixth to shave the lead to 10-7. The Blue Streaks then tacked on an insurance run in the top of the seventh, and left-hander Aaron Hart was called upon to close it out. Before he could, however, JR Charles knocked a two-run homer over the fence to heighten the anxiety a bit more. But it soon ended as Hart struck out two and move Sebring to 5-0 on the regular season, 10-0 including preseason tournament action and 3-0 in district play. The win came on the heels of Thursday nights 10-1 blowout of visiting Hardee at Firemens Field. Though, unlike the fast start Friday night, it took the Streaks a while to get the offense going. Nate Greene struggled with his control early, walking two with one out in the second before a Dalton Hewett single loaded the bases. Kramer Royal then lofted a deep fly to left, scoring Kalan Royal, for a 1-0 Wildcat lead. Murrel Winter, meanwhile, was keeping the Sebring batters off balance and chopping his variety of off-speed pitches into numerous groundouts, seven through the first Blue Streaks still spotless Sebring11Osceola9 Sebring10Hardee1 See SEBRING, page 5C By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Youre a better team than that, were the words of head coach Dan Coomes to his Green Dragon squad after Tuesday nights 6-1 loss to McKeel. The lads certainly took that to heart in Fridays 11-0 wipeout of visiting Fort Meade. We just didnt execute in that (Tuesday) game and (McKeel) did, Coomes explained. We had a lot of twostrike swings tonight, put the ball in play and got some base hits out of it. If we play that game, well be all right. Put the ball in play, they certainly did as, after starting pitcher Colby Delaney worked around a hit batter and walk to get out of a scoreless top of the first, the offense went to work. Ricky Miller drew a walk to start the bottom of the first before a chopper to third o ff the bat of Terry Coyne w as thrown away, allowing Mill er to come all the way aroun d for a score and sendin g Coyne to second. Delaney then singled to left, with two strikes, b ut wound up grimacing in pa in as his dash to first strained a quadriceps. Replaced on the bases by a courtesy runner, Delan ey went right to work o n trying to stretch his l eg out and loosen up t he rapidly growing knot It was a big kn ot and I could massage it out, father and assi stant coach Fr ed Delaney said. But it wou ld knot right back up. Fortunately, he had amp le time to do what he could as the Lake Placid offense co ntinued to roll. Kyle Barber drew a wa lk and Tyler Carr ripped one u p the middle to score Coy ne Green Dragon domination Lake Placid11Ft. Meade0 See LP, page 3C Lady Streaks staying strong News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Avon Parks Kayla Lockhart lunges for a return in Fridays Heartland Confernce Tournament action on the Sebring tennis courts. While not advancing to the singles finals, Lockhart had helped her No. 1 doubles team advance to Saturdays semifinals. See TENNIS, page 3C By Bob Wattendorf, Jason Dotson, Marty Mann and Allen Martin Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionThe prespawn period f or Florida largemouth b ass can produce some of t he most exciting fishing o f the year, and 2011 has c ertainly started out e xciting. Since bass tune into e nvironmental triggers s uch as day length, lunar c ycle and water temperat ure, timing of the actual s pawn can vary. Generally, once water t emperatures rise above 5 8 degrees, the bedding p rocess begins and may c ontinue until temperat ures are in the midto u pper-70s. Acouple of days b efore full or new moons i n late February, March o r early April are often p remier spawning times f or Florida bass. Remember, triggering w ater temperatures vary s ignificantly based on d epth, sun exposure and c urrents. Individual anglers, g uides and tournaments s tatewide are reporting i ncredible catches. Check t hese examples: Lake Tohopekaliga ( Toho) Gerald S windle of Warrior, Ala., c aught 80 pounds, 13 o unces of bass during a t hree-day tournament. To a ccomplish that, he avera ged over 5 pounds per b ass in his five-fish bag l imits each day, coming c lose to the all-time r ecord of 85 pounds. Lake Kissimmee T om Rewis of Orange C ity and Doug Chance of D eleon Springs combined f or a five-bass stringer t hat topped 40 pounds a m ark considered hall owed ground to win t he Capt. Tony Strickland M emorial Bass T ournament out of Camp M ack in February. That is m ore than an average of 8 pounds per bass, with t heir largest being 10.71 p ounds. The team of D ustin Bozeman of L akeland and Chris M axwell of Winter Haven h ad the big fish with a 1 0.76-pounder. That is not all. Zack M ack from Murfreesboro, T enn., hooked, fought, l anded, weighed and r eleased a 14-pound, 2o unce Florida largemouth b ass on Lake Kissimmee, c lose to the rivers m outh, on Feb 2. Mack Florida bass fishing is on fire See BASS, page 4C

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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.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 free foursome, is $300, a Co-Sponsor Sign, plus free foursome, with perogative to fly their banner is $400 and a Major Sponsor is $1,500.Doc Owen Golf TourneyAVON PARK The Avon Park Noon Rotary Club will host its Second Annual David Doc Owen Golf tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Highlands Ridge 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 Sandy Foster MemorialSEBRING NU-HOPE Elder Ca re Services annual golf tournament is ju st around the corner. The NU-HOPE Board of Directors h as chosen to rename the golf tournament th is year in memory of Sandy Foster, form er Executive Director of NU-HOPE Eld er Care Services. Sandy passed away very unexpected ly in September of last year. Sandy loved golf and ran a very su ccessful golf tournament for 13 years; in his memory the tournament will be renamed the Sandy Fost er Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament. This year we are continuing wi th Sandys passion for the tournament wi th flight, raffle and door prizes. In the last three years the field was fu ll, with a wait list, so sign up soon! The first annual Sandy Fost er Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tourname nt 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-perso n scramble format. Entry fee will be $60 per person ($12 0 per team) which includes lunch afte rwards and refreshments during the tourn ament. Registration forms are available at the Country Club of Sebring Pro Sho p (John Vickers) or can be obtained via ma il or fax by calling Debbie Slade at 38 22134. Business sponsorships are also ava ilable for this event. The revenue from this event is used f or the local matchamount this organizatio n needs each year to secure federal and sta te grant funds in our effort to continue pr oviding home and community-based ser vices to the frail and needy elderly res idents of Highlands and Hardee Countie s. Come out and help us honor Sand y Foster, who had such a passion for t he lives of seniors. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston4515.750 New York3129.51714 Philadelphia3130.5081412New Jersey1843.2952712Toronto1745.27429 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami4319.694 Orlando4023.635312Atlanta 3725.5976 Charlotte2635.4261612Washington1545.25027 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago4218.700 Indiana2734.4431512Milwaukee2337.38319 Detroit2241.3492112Cleveland1249.1973012WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio5111.823 Dallas4516.738512New Orleans3628.56316 Memphis3429.5401712Houston3132.4922012Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3822.633 Denver3726.587212Portland3427.557412Utah 3230.5167 Minnesota1548.2382412Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers4419.698 Phoenix3228.5331012Golden State2734.44316 L.A. Clippers2240.3552112Sacramento1544.25427 ___ Thursdays Games Orlando 99, Miami 96 Denver 103, Utah 101 Fridays Games New Jersey 116, Toronto 103 Chicago 89, Orlando 81 Philadelphia 111, Minnesota 100 Oklahoma City 111, Atlanta 104 Boston 107, Golden State 103 Cleveland 119, New York 115 New Orleans 98, Memphis 91 Dallas 116, Indiana 108 Phoenix 102, Milwaukee 88 San Antonio 125, Miami 95 L.A. Lakers 92, Charlotte 84 Saturdays Games Toronto vs. New Jersey at London, England, late Minnesota at Washington, late Indiana at Houston, late Sacramento at Utah, late Charlotte at Portland, late Denver at L.A. Clippers, late Sundays Games Chicago at Miami, 1 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 6 p.m. Golden State at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. New Orleans at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Milwaukee, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia4017686205162 Pittsburgh3721882190164 N.Y. Rangers3429472186164 New Jersey2931462136166 N.Y. Islanders2432957177208 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3819783197149 Montreal3523777172165 Buffalo3025868181182 Toronto2927967170197 Ottawa2234953147206 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay3720781193194 Washington35201080173164 Carolina3126971191201 Atlanta26281163180211 Florida2631759160177WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit3919785215188 Chicago3623678213179 Nashville3323975165153 Columbus3126769176191 St. Louis2827965175189 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4016989210154 Calgary3424977204191 Minnesota3425674169171 Colorado2630860184219 Edmonton2235852164214 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3821682183164 Los Angeles3624476179156 Phoenix33231076186190 Dallas3423775177181 Anaheim3525575182190 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Boston 2, Tampa Bay 1 Minnesota 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Toronto 3, Philadelphia 2 Washington 3, St. Louis 2 Carolina 3, Buffalo 2, OT Ottawa 3, Atlanta 1 Montreal 4, Florida 0 Edmonton 4, Columbus 2 Nashville 3, Vancouver 0 Los Angeles 1, Phoenix 0 San Jose 3, Detroit 1 Fridays Games New Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 1, OT N.Y. Rangers 4, Ottawa 1 Chicago 5, Carolina 2 Calgary 4, Columbus 3 Anaheim 4, Dallas 3, OT Saturdays Games St. Louis at N.Y. Islanders, late Buffalo at Philadelphia, late Vancouver at Los Angeles, late Pittsburgh at Boston, late Chicago at Toronto, late Florida at Atlanta, late Montreal at Tampa Bay, late Detroit at Phoenix, late Edmonton at Colorado, late Dallas at San Jose, late Sundays Games Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 12:30 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Washington at Florida, 5 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Nashville at Calgary, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Anaheim, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Kansas City51.833 Baltimore41.800 Texas52.714 Minnesota42.667 Detroit53.625 Los Angeles43.571 Boston33.500 Cleveland33.500 Seattle23.400 New York24.333 Oakland24.333 Toronto25.286 Chicago14.200 Tampa Bay15.167NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct San Francisco72.778 Atlanta52.714 Cincinnati52.714 Milwaukee42.667 St. Louis42.667 San Diego32.600 Washington32.600 Philadelphia43.571 Colorado33.500 New York33.500 Pittsburgh44.500 Houston24.333 Los Angeles26.250 Arizona27.222 Florida14.200 Chicago15.167 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Thursdays Games Houston 5, Florida 3 Pittsburgh 4, Toronto 1 Atlanta 4, Detroit 3 Tampa Bay 1, N.Y. Yankees 1, 10 ings Minnesota 2, Baltimore 0 Philadelphia 2, Boston 0 St. Louis (ss) 7, Washington 5 N.Y. Mets 3, St. Louis (ss) 0 Milwaukee 11, Oakland 9 Texas (ss) 11, Cleveland 9 Texas (ss) 8, Chicago Cubs 7 Chicago White Sox 6, Seattle 1 Kansas City 8, L.A. Angels 2 San Diego 6, Arizona 4 San Francisco 7, Colorado 5 Cincinnati 3, L.A. Dodgers 1 Fridays Games Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 4 St. Louis 10, Houston 2 Atlanta (ss) 6, Washington 4 N.Y. Mets 4, Florida 3 Toronto 7, Atlanta (ss) 5 Baltimore 6, Detroit 2 Philadelphia 7, Pittsburgh 4 Cleveland 6, Colorado 2 L.A. Angels 3, Chicago White Sox 1 San Francisco (ss) 7, Milwaukee 2 Cincinnati 3, Seattle 1 Texas 6, Oakland 3 Kansas City 5, Chicago Cubs 4 San Diego 3, Arizona 2 Boston 5, N.Y. Yankees 3 San Francisco (ss) 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Saturdays Games Detroit (ss) vs. Toronto, late Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay, late Washington vs. N.Y. Yankees, late Florida vs. Boston (ss), late Boston (ss) vs. Baltimore, late Detroit (ss) vs. Houston (ss), late Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, late Houston (ss) vs. St. Louis, late N.Y. Mets vs. Atlanta, late San Francisco vs. Oakland, late L.A. Angels vs. Milwaukee, late Chi. White Sox vs. Cleveland (ss), late Colorado vs. Kansas City, late San Diego vs. Chicago Cubs, late Cincinnati vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Cleveland (ss) vs. Seattle, late Texas vs. Arizona, late Sundays Games N.Y. Yankees vs. Houston at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia (ss) at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Florida at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (ss) vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Washington at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee (ss) vs. Oakland (ss) at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Softball vs.Ft.Meade,6:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Avon Park,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Tenoroc,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis at LaBelle,4:15 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.LaBelle,4:15 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys/Girls at Sebring,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Softball at McKeel,5:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys/Girls Tennis vs.Okeechobee,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Winter Haven,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Liberty,7 p.m.; Boys/Girls Tennis vs.DeSoto,4 p.m. THURSDAY: Boys/Girls Tennis vs.Lake Placid,4 p.m.; Track and Field vs.Frostproof, DeSoto,4:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Wales,7 p.m.; Softball at Lake Wales,5:30/7:30 p.m. SFCC MONDAY: Baseball vs.University of Tampa B Team,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Siena Heights (MI),6 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Pasco-Hernando,3 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Sante Fe,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Lincolnland (Ill.),6 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Softball at Mulberry,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Hardee,4 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball at Sante Fe,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.Mulberry,4:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Softball vs.Tenoroc,5:30/7:30 p.m. P P R R E E M M I I E E R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Blackpool vs. Chelsea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NASCAR Kobalt Tools 400 . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X XN N H H L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CM M L L B B P P R R E E S S E E A A S S O O N N S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . . W W G G 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 S SU U N N D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Kentucky at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 2 2 p p . m m . Missouri Valley Tournament Final . . . . . . C C B B S S 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Miami at Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 4 4 4 p p . m m . W isconsin at Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 8 8 p p . m m . West Coast Conference Tournament . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . West Coast Conference Tournament . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . West Coast Conference Tournament . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Southern Conference Tournament . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Big East Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 2 2 p p . m m . Big East Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 p p . m m . Sun Belt Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Horizon League T ournament . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Summit League Tournament . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C C O O L L L L E E G G E E G G Y Y M M N N A A S S T T I I C C S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Alabama at Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2W W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Big Ten Tournament Final. . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 5 5 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . SEC Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 5 5 p p . m m . Baylor at Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 5 5 p p . m m . Atlantic 10 Tournament Final . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Big East Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F S SU U N N 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 CN N B B A A S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Chicago at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Lakers at San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . N.Y Knicks at Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . 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This was a tough match b ecause we had three of our t op five singles players out ill a nd had to move our younger p layers up, head coach Janie H ollinger said. They all s tepped up to the challenge. The only girl in her usual s pot, Kaley Walter, rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 1 sing les while Nisha Patel, up to N o. 2 from her normal No. 3 s pot, had little trouble with a 6 -1, 6-1 win. Micaela DeVane then batt led to a 7-5 win in her opene r at No. 3 before settling in a nd cruising to a 6-1 win in t he second set. Teaoni Coker had an easier e ffort at No. 4 with a 6-2, 6-1 w in before Sarah Beth R ogers had a similar opening s et to DeVane. Perhaps battling some n erves in her new spot, R ogers held on for a 7-5 win i n the opening set but then f ound her groove for a 6-2 w in to close it out. Walter and Patel then t eamed up for a 6-2, 6-0 win a t No. 1 doubles and Morgan H eston joined DeVane in taki ng the No. 2 match 6-1, 6-1 t o move the team to 8-0 on t he year. For the Lady Dragons, t hey too came into the weeke nd tournament on a winning n ote, having swept Clewiston a t home Thursday. Jalitza Serrano and Deta W aller won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, respect ively, by 6-4, 6-4 and 6-4, 62 scores before Stephanie R odriguez swept the No. 3 m atch 6-0, 6-0 though, g iven her dominating perf ormance, Rodriguez was p robably done before Serrano a nd Waller were finished. Hannah Waller then had a s imilarly dominant effort in h er 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4 and Jenna Blount only lost two games in her 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 5. In Pro-Set scoring doubles action, Serrano and Deta Waller went 8-1 at No. 1 while Rodriguez and Hannah Waller cruised 8-0. All our girls are so good and so close in ability level, that the rankings could very well change on a weekly basis, head coach Joanne Bostanche said. (Jenna) just moved to the No. 5 position this week and won decisively in her first competitive match. Its a coachs dream as well as nightmare to have such talented players and only being able to play the top five. When these girls have a years worth of coaching and experience under their belts, we very well could have seven girls that could all play and win in the top three slots. After the tournament, both teams are right back to regular season action as Sebring hosts Okeechobee Monday and DeSoto Tuesday while Lake Placid welcomes LaBelle to the Dragon Courts Tuesday. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 3C ELECT WHO?This is a campaign against Melanoma. One in 72 people will contract the disease. You must elect yourself to lead against it. It is a potential matter of life and death.Melanoma*Usually a non-symptomatic growth on the skin with multiple colors and irregular edges.We can protect you against this silent killer. We are your skin police. Call now, elect a proactive preventative skin team.American Institute of Dermatology, P.A.Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. Julie Iellimo, P.A.-C Jennifer Wolf, P.A.-C Medicare and all major insurances accepted in network* New Patients Welcome863-386-0786*individual must call for verication of benets. This is not a guarantee. Special to the News-Sun SEBRING Whereas Tuesdays weather had cooperated with the Sebring Senior Softball League action, Thursday, March 3, saw a very blustery day at the Highlands County Sports Complex, playing tricks with the sailing softballs. The Silent Salesman and Millers Heating and Air Conditioningengaged in a real thriller, with the lead changing hands several times until the seventh inning, when Millers scored three runs to take the lead for good, a 17-16 win. MillersPete Mathews was up to the task in the eighth inning as he retired Salesmans heavy hitters that had three home runs earlier in the game. The Salesman again had all players with at least one hit andone run scored. Lacking timely hitting was a problem as fourteen runners were left stranded on base. Going 3-for-5 with a home run were Jim Longman, Bob Fahnestock and Russ Spider McMinn. Also belting a homer was Bob Roth. Going 3-for-4 were Les Smith and Stu Hayner. Al Taratuta had 3-for-5 and Ray Concepcion was 2-for-3 and awalk. MillersJim Hensley had a 3-for-4 with a triple and home run. Kyle Saunders was 3-for-4 with a homer and Don Sheets was 3-for-4 with a double. Ed Lindberg went 4-for-4. Bob Fox had 3-for-4 and Pete Mathews, Syd Collins and Dale DeMar each had 2for-3. The Rebels overshadowed the Blue Jays 18-3 with Tony Caristo having 3-for-3, including a double and Fred Boyd 3-for-4 with a double. Jim Strietzel was 4-for-4 while Rick Vancuren and Stan Turl eachhad 3-for-3. Hitting 2-for-3 were John Degnen, Rollie Carlson and Jim Munroe. The Blue Jays had little to report except Earl Richardson was 3-for-4 and Jimmy Johnson had 2-for-4. Highlands Merchants rolled over Allstate Insurance 13-7with Glenn Minic having 2-for-4 with a home run. Harold Dinel was 3-for-3 with a triple. The 3-for-4 hitters were Mike Jurmu including a double, Ron Lewis, Don Ward, Cal Bready and Charlie Quinn. Bob Burley was 2-for-4. Allstates mentionable players were Don Day 2-for4 including a double, Glenn Wearsh 2-for-4 and Marvin Knutilla 2-for-3. The Sebring Seventy and Over Softball League played Tuesday, but the March 1 wind did not come in roaring like a lion. Some of thesesenior players did the breezingaround the bases instead. Millers Heating and Air Conditioningwon over the Rebels 15-11. Millerssuperstar was Kyle Saunders, going for the cycle with not only a single, double, triple but his home run was a grand slam. Rod Palmer had 3-for-4 including a home run. Pete Mathews was 3-for-4 and four others had two hits each. The Rebels Elwood Black had 4-for-4 including a double. Having 3-for-4 were Jack Grosso, Diz Jones and Stan Turl. Allstate Insurance flew over the Blue Jays with a 1 410 win. For Allstate Moe Pier, Do n Day, Marvin Knutilla an d Galo Gonzales all hit 2-for3. The Blue Jays had o ne home run hit. Richard Godfrey went 3for-4 with a double and a triple, while five others h ad two hits each. The Silent Salesman cam e to the ball park with a repe at performance on their min ds as they had won over t he leagues leading Merchan ts the last time they met. However, the Merchan ts were determined not to let it happen again. The Salesman stay ed close, trailing only 7-4 aft er five innings. Then, the Merchants beg an ripping the ball aroun d, through and overt he Salesmans fielders wi th many drives going for tripl es and homers for a final sco re of 20-6. Having a respectable d ay at bat for the Salesman we re Jim Longman 2-for-3 with a triple and Russ Moody wi th three singles. The Merchants Lar ry Ambuel was 2-for-4 inclu ding a home run. Ron Lewis tripled in his 3for-4 and Bob Burley hit a double. Adouble and triple we re included with Mike Jurmu s 2-for-4. Shawn Kildoff was 3-for -3 and four other batters h ad two hits each. Thanks to the new spect ators that have been interest ed and attended the games. Two more weeks remain in the season withgames eve ry Tuesday and Thursday mor nings at 10 a.m. Weather shift keeps Sebring Senior League on its toes w ith another run coming in w hen the ball was overrun b y the center fielder. ANevada Weaver walk l oaded the bases and Dylan W eber-Callahan singled to l eft to bring Barber home. Brandon Wells then prod uced one of those product ive at bats that Coomes was t alking about. With two strikes on and l ooking to protect, Wells w as fooled by an off-speed p itch, but made contact, s ending a slow chopper t oward third. It went as a third-to-first g round out, but brought a nother run in to make it a 5 -0 lead. Coyne added one more to i t with a two-out RBI single t hrough the left side before t he inning was complete. The question now was if D elaney would be able to c ontinue, and if so, still be e ffective. Aone-out walk and i nfield single in the second m ay have created some d oubt, but the senior righth ander induced a pop up and t hen blew a third strike past t he next batter to get out of t he inning. The offense then continu ed to pile up the runs Consecutive singles from B arber and Carr started the s econd and after Carr stole s econd, Weber-Callahan b rought both runners home w ith a single to center. Wells then got plunked on t he helmet with a curve b efore an error allowed B rody Carr to reach and W eber-Callahan to come home. Miller followed with a single to score two and the lead was 11-0. T.J. Daughtry provided a brief scare when he blasted the first pitch of the third way back in center, chasing Weaver to the wall before he could haul it in for a long out. From there, only two more runners would reach the rest of the way, with Delaney getting five of his nine strike outs over the next two-and-two-thirds innings before the mercyrule took effect in the fifth. Colby was just a bulldog, pounding it in there, Coomes said. He gutted it up and just said lets go. Now 2-1 in district play, the Dragons face district and county rival Avon Park Tuesday at Charles R. Head Field. Continued from 1C News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Ricky Miller steps on home plate for the first of six, firstinning runs in Lake Placids 11-0 win over Fort Meade Friday. LP cruises behind Delaney effort Continued from 1C News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Kelly Broen comes to the net to send this return back in her Friday win at No. 3 singles at the Heartland Conference Tournament. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Tennis tournament follows winning Thursdays

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h as witnesses and pictures. Lake Toho Mark D etweiler, who operates a m arina there, recently r eported consistent 24to 2 6-pound stringers of fish j ust about every weekend. Tim Coughlin, an FWC b iologist involved in habit at restoration and e nhancement in the K issimmee chain, noted t hat some of the agencys e arliest and most persiste nt efforts took place on t hese lakes, from drawd owns and tussock r emoval to transplanting n ative vegetation and scraping spawning areas. Chemical treatments are routinely necessary to maintain plants at desirable densities so they provide areas for fish to feed and spawn. It is immensely satisfying when you see efforts like this pay off. Lake Okeechobee Brandon McMillan of Belle Glade won the FLWOutdoors Tournament and set a tour record in February with a 106-pound, 10-ounce, four-day winning weight. Lake Okeechobee is coming back, after the FWC came to its aid with special regulations, habitat improvement projects and even a restocking effort, according to FWC biologist Don Fox, who has spent nearly 30 years working on the lake. Rodman Reservoir Fishing guide Sean Rush of Ocala reported, Rodman may be the hottest trophy bass lake anywhere right now! He recently documented a one-day trip for two clients who caught and released 50 bass, including one over 12 pounds. Orange Lake The FWC modified the existing slot limit here to promote future supplies of trophy bass, by allowing harvest of just one bass per angler, per day, if longer than 24 inches. However, anglers who return their catches to the water can still record them for posterity. The FWC encourages bass anglers to apply for a Big Catch recognition certificate ( MyFWC.com/Fishing) for any bass longer than 24 inches or over 8 pounds caught in Florida. Coupons and the opportunity to win a fishing trip with Shaw Grigsby, tournament angler and host of One More Cast, encourage anglers to document trophy bass caught in Orange Lake, OrangeLake.MyFWC.com. The water level on Orange Lake is low, concentrating bass but making fishing patterns challenging. To help increase your success, check with locals, review FWC quarterly fishing forecasts ( MyFWC.com/Fishing) or listen to the Wildlife Foundation of Floridas audio updates ( www.WildlifeFlorida.org). The FWC has always considered largemouth bass a premier draw for local anglers and tourists and worked to ensure safe and sustainable quality bass fishing opportunities. This past year, however, we redoubled our efforts to reach out to the public, to work with stakeholders involved in the fishing industry, and to review all aspects of our bass fishery management efforts. The result is an evolving Long-Term Black Bass Management Plan for Florid a ( MyFWC.com/Fishing) to make Florida the undispute d bass fishing capital of the world. If fishing success stories like those reported here con tinue to pile up, we are wel l on our way. Page 4CNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011www.newssun.com 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. 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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 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. Saturday March 12, 9 a.m. Arbuckle Creek/Avon Park Bombing R ange We will meet and launch from the b oat ramp on E Arbuckle Rd off of H wy 64 in Avon Park. Well paddle upstream to Lake A rbuckle at the entrance to the B ombing Range where we will stop, g et out, stretch have a snack, and then p addle our way back to the boat ramp. This trip is approximately 2 1/2 h ours of paddling time at a very leisure p ace. Ideal for beginners and firstt imers as well as seasoned paddlers. 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 s himmering waters of Lake Jackson. And then marvel at the beauty of a f ull moon. End your day with a very relaxing t rip under the stars. We recommend that you have some k ayaking experience. We will launch from Veterans Beach a nd paddle our way across to the City P ier (where we will get out, stretch and h ave 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 firsttimers 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 Special to the News-SunSEBRING 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 ofFame run. A5K 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 senior s divisions with the top three in each category receiving a special medal. It will have a map of t he track on it theyre going to be pretty nice, she said. 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.. For more information, ca ll Shoop at 655-1442 ext 218 or email jashoop@sebringrac eway.com. Run the Race Track Continued from 1C Florida bass are bringing in plenty of big fish stories

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t hree innings. But in the third, after A beln reached on an error a nd stole second with two o uts, Matt Randall sent a sing le to center to even things u p at 1-1. The defense then came to l ife in the third as, after a G reene strike out to open the i nning, Randall made a nice c harge and throw on a g rounder to short. After a Hewett double to l eft, Abeln then made a divi ng stab of a one-hopper to t hird and threw across to r etire the side. Hewetts hit would be the l ast for Hardee on the night a s Greene set the side down i n order in each of the last t hree innings. But it was still 1-1 heading i nto the fifth with Winter k eeping the Blue Streak bats c ooled. The bottom of the fifth, h owever, saw Sebring about t o bring the order around for t he third time with, by now, a b etter idea of how to heat t hings up. Griffin beat out an infield single and Abeln dropped down a bunt and legged it out. Randall walked before Even Lewisfielders choice brought Griffin in to break the tie. Jesse Baker then broke it open with a bases-clearing double into the left-center field gap. Hoffner was intentionally walked and one out later, Johnny Knight split the rightcenter field gap for an RBI double. Kyle Cunningham followed with a single to left, scoring two, and after Griffin walked, Abeln punched one through the left side for an RBI to make it a 9-1 game. (Winter) kept us off balance and he throws strikes, so he was tough, Sebring head coach Hoppy Rewis said afterward. But we got our hits at the right time. Nate didnt have his best stuff but he battled through. Were a little thin with pitching right now, and with three games in a week, its tough. But he got through and gave up just the one run. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 5C News-Sun photo by KIM GAUGER A bove: Corbin Hoffner fires to first-baseman Nate Greene on this pick-off attempt during Fridays 11-9 win for the Blue Streaks at Osceola. Below: Johnny Knight laced an RBI double in Sebrings eight-run fifth Thursday night. Continued from 1C Sebring stays undefeated on season

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T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 1-9 p.m. Live music is f rom 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests o nly. Post is at 528 N. Pine S t., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Highlands Shrine Club, 2 604 State Road 17 South, at 2 -4 p.m. has a new country m usic group, the Twi-Lites, a long with Dianne Thompson w ho sings music from the s a nd s. Donation $3 for sing le, and $5 for couple. R efreshments available. E veryone welcome. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 lounge is open from 1-7 p .m. Card games start at 1:30 p .m. The lodge is open to m embers and their guests. C all 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. H orseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualif ied guests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p .m. Lodge phone number 4 52-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second f loor conference roomNo. 3 at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N L ake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3827 731. No dues, fees or weighi ns. For details on the organiz ation, go to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary S oldiers AvonPark P athfinder Club meets from 9 a .m. to noon every first and t hird Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., A von Park. Call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 s erves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. C all 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2 259 offers NASCAR racing in t he pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar o pen and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 9 8, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Society for Creative A nachronism (Local C hapter: Shire of Stagridge) m eets at 2 p.m. first and third S unday at Brewsters Coffee H ouse on U.S. 27 in Sebring. C all 214-5522. The ArtistsGroup at South F lorida Community College will h old a critique clinic the first S unday of every month, 2-4 p .m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, A von Park. Professional local a rtists will discuss and evalua te participantspaintings. The f ee is $5 with a two painting l imit. For more information, call 7 84-7346. U.S. Military Vets M otorcycle Club meets at 1 p .m. on the first Sunday of e ach month at VFW Post 9 853, State Road 64 West and N orth Oliva Drive. For informat ion call Hocky at (954) 5924 847 Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p .m. at the post, 2011 SE L akeview Drive, Sebring. Call 3 85-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN W ITH ME family group meets a t 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church o n Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix i s. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal C hurch, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. 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. Call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 202-0647. Ambucs, a local charity that assists people with disabilities, meets at noon every first Monday at R.J. Gators Sea Grill and Bar, Sebring. The meeting is open to the public. Call 386-4387. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. Legion and auxiliary boards meet at 6 p.m. General meeting at 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. AvonPark Veterans Honor Guard meets first Monday at the American Legion Post 69, AvonPark. Call 382-0315. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. Call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. Call 314-8877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. Call 402-6540. Highlands Stamp Club meets the first Monday. Talk and swap at St. Johns United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. Call Bob Gleisner at 471-6526 or Budd Steinke at 382-9373. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for details. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branchmeets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Patriots Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month September through May at the Church of the Redeemer Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly across from Wells Motor Company, three-tenths of a mile north of the South Florida Community College stoplight. Call 471-2096. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. Call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jims house. Call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Women of the Moose has chapter meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 382-8782. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has a joint officers meeting on the first Monday of each month at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. The Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday for chapter enrollment, refreshments and trivia pursuit. Call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. Call Judy OBoyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444.TUESDAY Aging Advocacy Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Nu-Hope Conference Room at 11:30 a.m. for a brown bag lunch with the meeting starting at noon. Contact Debbie Slade at 382-2134 Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Ex-POW Highlands County Chapter, meets 6 p.m. Call Ted Biever, 382-3285, for meeting place. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. Call 452-2385. Avon Park Lakes Association has Womens Salad Bar at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call president Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice president Linda Webster at 385-1124. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at The Rock, Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at Buttonwood Bay meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month November through March. We invite anyone interested in expanding their computer knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Happy Paws Dog Obedience Club Inc. meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Obedience classes are available. All welcome. Call 4719778. Heartland Dog Club Inc. of Florida meets at 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday at Homers Buffet, Sebring. Obedience classes (all breeds) are held on Wednesday evenings at Sun N Lake Elementary School. Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog testing available. AKC-pointed shows held annually in April. Call 3857474 or 385-7803 or visitwww.HeartalndDogClubFlorida .org. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Community Orchestra rehearses each Tuesday in the Green Room of the South Florida Community College Performing Arts Theater, 5:307:30 p.m. Entrance is at the rear of the building. String players especially needed. Strings call Eugene Longo at 699-1975; winds call Kim Houser at 453-6049 for more information. Highlands County Parkinsons Support Group meets at 1 p.m. second Tuesday at the Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring. For details, 453-6589 or 452-2053. Highlands Gem and Mineral Club meets 7 p.m., second Tuesday, Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. Club does not meet in July, August or September. Call 453-7054. Highlands Tea Party has an educational and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 699-0743. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 2-4:30 p.m. second Tuesday at Nu-Hope of Highlands County, 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Optional education/refresher session from 2-3 p.m. Support group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. This is a free support group fro all patrients with insulin pumps, or for those who want to know more about them. Call 414-6444 for information. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Call 385-0987. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 Auxiliary meets 8 p.m. every second Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Call 385-0987. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. Call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. LAKEPLACIDLIONSClub meets at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. for dinner)the second Tuesday each month at Herons Garden, 501 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call Jeanne at 699-0743. Lake Placid Moose has a general meeting and a Moose Legion meeting at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3880 meets 10 a.m. second Tuesday at 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444 for details. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands RegionalMedical Center second floor class room. Friends and family are welcome. Call Janet Turvey at 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuc h of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. National Association for the Advancement of Colore d People, Highlands County Branch executive meeting meets 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday at RCMA/Hopewell Center in room 16. Call All Hinson at 399-2243, Rev. Robert Walker at 414-6474 o r Davette Thompson at (312) 543-5983.. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Churc h, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup. c om. Call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more informa tion on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Placid Lake s Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near th e library in downtown Sebring. Call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smoke free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5 7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. Call 6553920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. an d table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dees Restaurant, Sebring. Call Scott Albritton a t 402-1819. The Sons of AMVETS meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at th e Post, 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Tobys Clown Alley has its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday at the Clown Foundation, 109 W Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6 -7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Communit y Bible Church, 1400 CR-17A N., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. Call 452-1093. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. The ladies auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. every second Tuesday. For more details, call 699-5444. 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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of March 7-11 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Chili, saltine crackers, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, corn cobbettes, tossed salad, Colby Jack cheese stick, cherry berry fruit bar, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, cheeseburger pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Barbecue sandwich, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, carrots and dip, vanilla clodhoppers, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, cheeseburger pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, great northern beans, cheddar cheese stick, rosy applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Lunch Asian chicken nuggets, salsa, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, PBJ sandwich meal, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, baked french fries, corn, carrots and dip, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Chili, saltine crackers, corn cobbettes, tossed salad, cherry berry fruit bar, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, dried blueberries, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Barbecue sandwich, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, vanilla clodhoppers, assorted juice, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, great northern beans, rosy applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, Sun Chips, tossed salad, peach cup, assorted juice, assorted milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Chili, saltine crackers, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, corn cobbettes, tossed salad, Colby Jack cheese stick, cherry berry fruit bar, strawberry fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Barbecue sandwich, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, carrots and dip, vanilla clodhoppers, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, great northern beans, cheddar cheese stick, rosy applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Ultimate Breakfast Round, orange juice, chocolate milk, sausage biscuit, apricot cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Mama Sofias cheeseburger pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, salsa, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, PBJ sandwich meal, corn, carrots and dip, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Maple waffle stick, string cheese, orange juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Chicken nuggets, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, egg noodles, carrots and dip, strawberry cup, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, very berry juice bar, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Chicken biscuit, grape juice, chocolate milk, hard cooked egg, giant graham, apple juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, green beans, vanilla clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Hard cooked egg, giant graham, apple juice, chocolate milk, chicken biscuit, grape juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Macaroni and cheese, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, broccoli, diced pears, cherry berry fruit bar, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Sausage biscuit, apricot cup, chocolate milk, Ultimate Breakfast Round, orange juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, corn, great northern beans, fruit cocktail cup, very berry juice bar, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Managers choice, assorted milk. Lunch Mama Sofias cheeseburger pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mixed vegetables, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, fresh apple slices, apple juice, grape juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. KINDERGAR TEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch Chicken nuggets, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, carrots and dip, strawberry cup, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, green beans, vanilla clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Macaroni and cheese, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, broccoli, diced pears, cherry berry fruit bar, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, great northern beans, fruit cocktail cup, assorted milk. Friday Lunch Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, mixed vegetables, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted milk. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 7C Free Cordless Upgrade on all Cellular Shades Ending March 31, 2011 Celebrating 25 Years!Customer Rebates up to $50 per window. Select Styles to choose Hurry, Ends April 30th, 2011 E.O. 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LIVING D SECTION News-Sun Sunday, March 6, 2011 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesFAMILYFEATURES W ith the cold lifting and new spring collections hitting the shelves, its the perfect time to change up your home and wardrobe with fresh new styles that reflect the joyful mood and bright colors of spring. Glade has partnered with style expert Giuliana Rancic to help women transform their look and surroundings for the new season. Together they are sharing whats in this season and introducing two new limited edition home fragrances Bring on the Blossoms and Sparkle of Spring. As an entertainment journalist and co-host of E!s Fashion Police, Rancic is an expert in todays fashion a nd aims to inspire women to celebrate the season by updating their look this spring. From home dcor to w ardrobe, Rancic shares firsthand how surroundings, especially in the home, can affect mood. Spring is my favorite time of year because its a new awakening in the fashion world. I love exploring a ll the new trends and updating my surroundings with bright, happy colors that lift my mood, says Rancic. With a few new accessories and the limited-edition fragrances from Glade, your home will look as fresh as i t smells. In order to help other women rejuvenate their look and surroundings, Rancic shares her top five tips to s tay on-trend and feel fresh and exhilarated in time for spring:nReinforce Ruffles.Spring is all about feeling pretty and feminine, and designers are pumping up the volume with ruffles. Whether on a throw pillow, journal or jacket, this season well be seeing gorgeous fabrics and textures draped and ruffled into fabulous creations. nRevitalize Home Fragrance.Glade Limited Edition Spring Collection fragrances refresh the home and wipe away the doldrums left behind when winter fades. The Glade Sparkle of Spring Premium Room Spray looks as good as it smells, and the hints of citrus help you create an energized vibe during the day.nBright Colors, Fresh Look.Whats more perfect for spring than bright, cheerful colors? Take advantage of the seasons uplifting hues and make lips pop with orangey pink lipstick. nWake Up Happy.Start the day with colors that awaken your senses. Make your bedroom environment happy with a bright, cheerful new duvet or throw.nGo forGeometric Jewels.Cool, geometric shapes are everywhere this spring. Clean, straight lines and bold color accents make a perfect pair. Added perk? You dont have to spend a lot to achieve this look Giuliana recently discovered a pair of bold emerald green earrings for just $8! For more information on the Glade Limited Edition Spring Collection, visit www.glade.com.GiulianaRancicand thetwoaccessories shecantlivewithoutGiuliana Rancic is an entertainment journalist, television personality, producer and author. As the co-host of E! News alongside Ryan Seacrest and E!s Fashion Police alongside Joan Rivers, Giuliana is always at the forefront of fashion and pop culture. Born in Naples, Italy, Giuliana and her family moved to the United States when she was a little girl. Her love affair with television journalism began before she could even speak English she learned the language by watching TV. She attended the University of Maryland, where she received a B.A. in Journalism and earned her Masters degree in Journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. Giuliana splits her time between Los Angeles and Chicago. She resides in both cities with her husband, entrepreneur and talk show host, Bill Rancic. Atrue style aficionado, the accessories she cant live without this spring are a long printed scarf and Glade Sparkle of Spring Premium Room Spray.

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Have you ever gone cavi ng or hiked a mile up a m ountain? Though Ive never gone c aving as in crawling into a hole in the side of a mount ain and exploring I have g one on guided tours of c aves and found them fascin ating. Yet, it is still not my f avorite adventure being u nderground in the side of a m ountain. However caves h old beautiful, impressive s ecrets. The darkness, dirt and d ank coolness must spell a dventure and discovery for s pelunkers. Without them, w e wouldnt know about the i ncredible stalactites and stal agmites that hang down and s tick up in splendid, artistic f ormations. It causes us to wonder. W hy such beauty in virtually u nseen places? Hiking for me is far more e njoyable. I love being outdoors and b reathing in the pristine air o f the mountains. I delight in t he openness and freedom I f eel. Climbing to heights t hat open to unimaginably m ajestic vistas are sure r ewards. Like the time we took a g rueling, mile high hike. T here was much beauty a long the way with a stream rippling alongside the steep path we were on. But, at the top, beauty beyond our hopes awaited. A plateau of the clearest lake Id ever seen fed by a thundering waterfall took our breath away. This same waterfall continuously fed the stream that had been splashing and dancing alongside us as we climbed. The highway below is not visible from this protected, circular environment. People drive by unaware of the hidden beauty. Yet, the music of the waterfall never stops singing whether anyone hears it or not. God, the Creator of all things, places beauty in unseen places because. He is inherently beautiful and whether we can see it or not, he creates it. And, then, should we happen upon it, we are blessed, inspired and awed. His winsome artistry declares his glory much like the night sky that is far denser with stars and planets than our natural eye can see. Whether in the bosom of the earth or atop a mountain peak, the joy of it all is that we can never escape his presence. As Psalm 139: 7a8a, in The Message, asks, Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?If I climb to the sky, youre there!If I go underground, youre there! His beauty is all encompassing and he never sleeps. Whether we see him in action or not, even unseen places declare his glory; and, we can declare with the Psalmist, In Your presence is fullness of joy.Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a NewsSun correspondent and an award-winning writer. 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Shastas state 69 Box for practice 70 Drama about an opinionated military? 73 Sheeps kin 77 In concert 79 Natural sponge 80 Telescope eyepiece 82 Brooks of country 85 Boston Coll. conference since 2005 87 Confident comeback 89 JFK posting 90 Ill will 92 Mayor author 95 Former USSR member 96 Ankle bones 98 Early stage 100 Talk show about words like zeppelin and dirigible? 103 Many a texting whiz 104 10,000 square meters 106 Lampblack 107 Sioux enemies 108 Starbucks size 111 Attending USC, e.g. 115 Like some drilling 119 Sitcom about a team of aromatherapists? 122 Financial show about the fermented honey market? 124 Straight up 125 Bizarre 126 Procter & Gamble razor 127 Cowardly Lions farmhand alter ego 128 Of the kidneys 129 Got together 130 Really smell 131 Ice cream brand 132 Nonplus 133 Until now DOWN 1 Straight Up singer Abdul 2 Bit of tongue-wagging 3 Mescal source 4 Joker 5 Twitter source 6 Modern folklore 7 Le __ dArthur 8 Payoff 9 Do over, as a kitchen 10 Are not! comeback 11 Hardly big shots? 12 Like a bump on a log 13 Goddess of the hunt 14 Straightened up 15 New newts 16 Inner tube shapes 17 Hewed 18 Little shaver 26 Tried to get a seat 28 I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country speaker 29 More despicable 34 1955 Argentine coup victim 36 First name in nature photography 38 Chalet backdrop 39 Drama about an Asian virus? 40 Sphere opening 41 Property claim 42 Feminine title 43 Air traffic images 44 Like the sky during fireworks 45 On a liner, say 46 Liners primary section 47 Disguised, briefly 49 Wharf on the Seine 53 Old-timey words of emphasis 57 WWII Axis general 58 Earthworm environs 60 Short film maker? 63 Drama about an obnoxious superhero? 65 Cone head? 66 Big heads 68 Rhne city 71 Juanitas a 72 Entangled 74 Last Olds made 75 Quemoy neighbor 76 Scarecrows lack 78 Eschew 81 BP competitor 82 Pace 83 Only daughter of Elizabeth II 84 Abundant 86 Terra __ 88 Rembrandts contemplative subject 91 Gossip 93 Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Roz 94 I Saw __ Again: 1966 hit 97 Appraised items on a PBS Roadshow 99 Had a hankering 101 Frantic 102 Villain to avoid in 1980s Dominos Pizza ads, with the 105 Insolent 107 Resistance unit 109 Edit 110 Dieter-friendly 112 Like fruitcakes 113 Oater actor Lash 114 Like crackerjacks 115 General Bradley 116 Grand affair 117 Diet 118 Black Hills st. 120 Zeus spouse 121 Brave New World drug 123 Puzzle finishers cry Solution on page 6D Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, think about a point you want to make and then carefully form your words. You want to leave no room for misunderstanding with a pending situation. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, after some careful consideration, take matters into your own hands. Whether this will work to your advantage still remains to be seen. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, once you commit to an idea this week, there is no turning back. So youd better be sure this is the path you want to take. Others arent so sure. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, be appreciative and grateful when others are being friendly. Oftentimes people want to do right by others without an ulterior motive. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, seek some professional advice when some unwanted health symptoms arise. Its never good to risk your health for the sake of convenience. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, you will get just what you have been asking for. But once you get your hands on the prize, you may find its not as great as you had expected. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Look twice before you leap, Libra, because it will not be easy to reverse what you do once the plan is in motion. Leo is along for the ride on this adventure. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 2 2) Scorpio, you can be hop eful that there will be a sudd en change in your current situ ation, but chances are thin gs will be more gradual, esp ecially starting this week. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-De c. 21) Sagittarius, ma ke things a little easier on you rself this week by making a few changes. Dine out o ne night and let the beds g o unmade a few days. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Ja n. 20) Capricorn, whi le socializing you may find th at you have to chat with som e people youd rather avoid. B e personable this week an d avoid arguments. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Fe b. 18) Aquarius, it has taken a lot of patience to make it through the last few month s. But finally the silver lining is in sight, so sit back and enjo y the respite. Pisces (Feb. 19-Marc h 20) Pisces, the early part of the week is bound to be fill ed with a lot of activity. B ut come Thursday things win d down quite nicely. Famous birthdaysMarch 6 Rob Reine r, singer, 66; March 7 Jen na Fisher, actress, 37; March 8 Kat Von D, tattoo artist, 2 9; March 9 Juliette Binoch e, actress, 47; March 10 Carr ie Underwood, singer, 2 8; March 11 Thora Birc h, actress, 29; March 12 Li za Minnelli, singer, 65. There is no room for misunderstanding this week, Aries DearAbby: In our family, pets a re irreplaceable, full-fledged, b eloved members. One of them was a beautiful, very affectionate cat we h ad rescued as an abandoned kitten. T ragically, he didnt make it t hrough an operation we hoped w ould save his life. His death was a n eedless accident, and we are writi ng this in the hope that you will p rint itso no other animals will die i n a similar fashion. On the day before he died, he s uddenly stopped eating and drinki ng. He became lethargic and vomite d several times. Our vet diagnosed h im with a bowel obstruction. A pparently, he had eaten a piece of a palm from Palm Sunday. Unable t o pass through his system, it had p erforated his bowel. The damage was too extensive to fix. The vet later told us about many other items he had removed throughout his experience: Q-tips, cotton balls, coins, twist ties, string, buttons, Easter grass, Christmas tree icicles, etc. Abby, please warn your readers to pick up anything thats small enough for a pet to put in its mouth, and to keep anything a pet might be tempted to taste out of reach. In Mourning in Pennsylvania DearIn Mourning: Im sorry about the untimely loss of your adored pet. I, too, hope your letter will alert pet owners as well as parents and caregivers of small children. DearAbby: Do dreams have a meaning? I have the same disturbing dream over and over again. I wake up feeling anxious and cant fall back to sleep. Do you have any advice or suggestion on what I can do about this? You have helped many people; can you help me? Sleepless in Kansas City DearSleepless: Some dreams have a meaning others do not. Your dream may be an attempt by your subconscious to work through something in your life that you havent been able to resolve consciously, which is why the dream is recurring. Because the dream is causing sleeplessness and anxiety, it may help to discuss it with a psychologist. Just talking about it may help the problem go away. DearAbby: Our group has a problem. One of the women takes out her dental floss and uses it at the table regardless of where we are a restaurant, banquet, anyplace. We have all asked her please not to, but shes the type who, if you tell her shes wrong, insists shes always right. According to her, flossing ones teeth at the table is acceptable. Shes in her 60s and shes a representative for our AARPgroup, which means she attends a great many functions. There has been a lot of talk about this, and it has made a lot of people uncomfortabl e. She reads your column as we al l do. So please address this subject. Thank you. Grossed Out in Massachuse tts DearGrossed Out: With pleasure! Flossing ones teeth should be done in private, in the powder room. Under no circumstances is i t proper to do it at the dinner table. For her to insist upon doing it in spite of being told it makes others uncomfortable is extremely rude, s o tell her to chew on that. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Tasty temptations around the home can be deadly to pets and kids Blossoms and songs in unseen places Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Classified ads get results! Call 385-6155 Dear Abby

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING The National D ance Company of Ireland p resents Rhythm of the D ance at South Florida C ommunity College at 7:30 p .m. Monday, March 14 in t he SFCC Theatre for the P erforming Arts. This twoh our dance and music extrava ganza contains a wealth of I rish talent. The performance w ill not simply entertain, but e xcite, dazzle, and ultimately u plift your spirits. The show is an inspiring e pic, reliving the journey of t he Irish Culture throughout h istory. Using modern art f orms of dance and music, t his richly costumed show m arries the contemporary a nd the ancient. Combining t raditional dance and music w ith the most up to date stage t echnology, the show is a 1 ,000-year-old journey exec uted with all the advantages o f the modern day stage s how. With a young and gifted cast of 17 dancers, five musicians and three Irish tenors, the show has won critical acclaim across 44 countries and four continents, to more than 5 million fans. It is internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step shows in the world. Much to the delight of audiences everywhere the company now performs many of the old classic Irish ballads such as Danny Boy, Star of County Down, The Kerry Dancers, Carrickfergus, Molly Malone, Trotting to the Fair, and Phil the Fluthers Ball. Each of the three gifted young Irish Tenors graduated from Dublin City University. The show tells the story of a decades long war between the Celtic clans of Leinster and Ulster. These once peaceful people, were driven into battle by their rulers lust for land and power. Following the last great battle of their time, both rulers stood no more. With the Emerald Isle left in ruins, two great Celtic warriors now stand to rebuild what is lost. As the new generation comes to power, with them comes a glimmer of hope, the hope that one day the Emerald Isle shall stand united and peace shall reign over the lands once more. Frozen in time, our journey begins. We pick up as two young Celtic warriors, Niamh of Ulster and Eoin of Leinster, meet to discuss the future of their clans. This is the first encounter that the two Celtic clans have had since the passing of the old rulers. They beat the floor in question and answer until all terms are discussed and an agreement is made. As the beat of the drum echoes through their hearts, all is still and the Rhythm of the Dance begins. The performance is a benefit for the Historical Society of Avon Park. Your support will help with much needed repairs and improvements, including concrete projects, electrical work, painting, air conditioning, and flooring and roof repair. SunTrust Bank is the major sponsor for this performance. There are a limited number of tickets remaining, ranging from $19 to $25 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 7847178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front the of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MondayFriday. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 3D Established 19311600 US 27 South Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home4001 Sebring Parkway Sebring, 385-0125 111 E. Circle St. Avon Park, 453-3101 Chris T.Nelson Craig M. Nelson Darin S. MacNeil W .W LUMBER CO. 465-3331Hwy. 27 S. Lake PlacidWere More Than Just Lumber COMPLETE Building SuppliesPlease support the above businesses. They have made this page possible. Inspirational Thoughtsby Patricia Valentine THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502 Residential Commercial Mobile HomesSmall Enough to Know You Large Enough to Serve You500 South Lake Avenue 382-8300 453-3019 THIS SPACE AVAILABLECALL 385-6155, Ext. 502St.Luke 5:5-6,And Simon answering said unto him, Master,we have toiled all the night,and have taken nothing:nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done,they inclosed a great multitude of fishes:and their net brake.In the above scriptures,Peter chose to obey Jesus and as a result he experienced a stunning display of divine power.In our obedience to God and His word it may sometime require doing some things that appear to be unreasonable.Our obedience to God should never be based on whether something seems fitting to our way of thinking.That is not to say God always bypasses common sense,but oftentimes what He requires of us may not appear reasonable or match our preconceived ideas. Disobedience will cause us to miss out on what God has in stored for us.Nothing pleases a parent more than to have their children walking in obedience.God is even more pleased when His children are walking in obedience.Be Blessed! Attend the Church of Your Choice! Newborns Children AdolescentsOFFICE HOURS: Rajeswari Sonni, M.D., F.A.A.P. Praveen Krishnadas, M.D., F.A.A.P. Anoop Palta, M.D., F.A.A.P. Maria B. Asis, M.D., F.A.A.P Maria C. Perez, M.D. David Kleczek, P.A.-C. Amy Grimes, P.A.-C. Megan Neff, ARNP Mercy L. Seralde, M.D., F.A.A.P.Avon Park Pediatrics,P.A. & Sebring Pediatrics,LLCWe accept most Major Insurance and Medicaid SEBRING382-0770AVON PARK453-7337 Specializing in the treatment of Allergies Asthma Attention Deficit Disorder Immunizations Check-ups Obesity Counciling SEBRING: MON. FRI. 8:30AM 5:00PMSATURDAY 8:30AM 12:00 NOON SEBRING ONLYAVON PARK: MON. & WED. 8:30AM 7:00PM TUES., THURS., & FRI. 8:30AM 5:00PM LAKE PLACID699-1414 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunMy own painting is all a bout light and contrast, but I t hink sometimes my students a re skeptical about the value o f the dull and drab colors t hat I tell them are necessary i n a painting, says painter a nd teacher Anne Watson. In order for the beauty of l ight and color to be seen w ithout garish glare, the g reyer, more subdued colors a nd values are important, in a ddition to the darkest darks. Think of your own life,I t ell them. After raucous p eriods of highs and lows, d oesnt every human heart l ong for the peaceful quiet of m undane, everyday exist ence? It is in those still m oments that we sometimes t ake for granted, that we are a ble to see the greatest beaut y, and receive the greatest i nspirations. Next Tuesday evening, W atson invites everyone to j oin her and the Highlands A rt Leagues Marketing Group at the Yellow House Gallery (1989 Lakeview Drive, next to the library) for the weekly Art Sparks! event, when award-winning photographer Bruce Behrens will present a workshop in Finding the Light. For all artists and photographers who wish to develop their skills in capturing light in their work, this free workshop is a rare opportunity. Behrens work has earned awards in photojournalism and commercial photography, as well as wedding and pictorial portraiture, including the prestigious Master of Photography Degree from the Professional Photographers of America, their highest award. His awards and credentials go on and on, but more even exciting is this chance to glean some what he as learned through the years, to apply to ones own work. This Art Sparks! event will begin promptly at 6pm to take advantage of the best of artistslightat the end of the day. Bring your camera, some of your own work, and your questions, and please come a little early to be ready to begin on time. For additional information on the workshop, please phone (407) 403-2427. Watson teaches painting in oils and acrylics, drawing and digital media at the Highlands Art League in Sebring, as well as in Avon Park and Lake Placid, and features a broad range of commercial and personal artwork. She may be reached at anne@annewatsonstudio.co m or by phone at 449-0822. Art Sparks! to feature photgrapher Courtesy photo Anne Watson will bring some of her photographs for her painting The Cobalt Vase to hear photographer Bruce Behrens suggestions and expertise at his Finding the Light workshop on Tuesday at the Yellow House Gallerys Art Sparks event. All are invited to do the same. Rhythm of the Dance performs March 14 Courtesy photo T he National Dance Company of Ireland presents Rhythm of the Dance at South Florida Community College on Monday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. Special to the News-SunAVONPARK Comedians Johnny Roberts and Rick Chapman present an entertaining afternoon of comedy, impressions, singing, and audience participation during their South Florida Community College Matinee Series performance at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus. Roberts is known as The Southern Fried Comedian. He uses his distinctive humor to deliver a barrage of one-liners, ad-libs, and clean jokes while playing the guitar and singing his original songs. He follows the comic style of Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, and George Burns. Roberts prides himself in presenting a hard-driving, laugh-aminute performance. He has appeared nationwide on television and radio and has shared the stage with some of the countrys biggest stars and personalities, including performing at the Grand Ole Opry. Chapman is known as the Man of Over 100 Voices. His singing voice for many of his characters that makes audiences feel as if the original artists are performing; his impressions are hilarious, unique, and unforgettable. Chapmans impressions include celebrities such as George Burns, Louis Armstrong, Jack Benny, Johnny Carson, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Stewart and more. He has appeared at t he Stardust Hotel in L as Vegas, Disneyland, Chur ch Street Station and h as appeared on stage wi th Jimmy Durante, B.B. Kin g, Frank Sinatra Jr., and t he Lawrence Welk Orchestra The 2011 Matinee Seri es is sponsored by Je an Moyer, Dr. and Mr s. Placido M. Roquiz Jr., an d Drs. Abe and Carmeli ta Lim. Tickets range from $1 0 to $15 and may be pu rchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.sout hflorida.edu. Tickets m ay also be purchased by ca lling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting t he SFCC Box Office in t he front of the SFCC Theat re for the Performing Art s, 600 W. College Drive, fro m 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m Monday-Friday. Johnny Roberts, Rick Chapman set for SFCC Matinee Series Courtesy pho to Comedian Johnny Roberts will persent an afternoon of fun during SFCC Matinee Series Tuesday. Special to the News-SunSEBRING It will be a squeaky clean c omedy show on Saturday, March 12 at D uffers Sports Grille when Ted Holum takes t o the stage. Holum, known as The Clean Comic, has a ppeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno a s well as other shows such as Showtime TV Comedy Special, The Phil Donahue Show w ith Robert Klein and Phyllis Diller, Comedy N ight with Martin Mull. His facial express ions will keep everyone entranced and l aughing in their seats. In addition to Leno, Diller, Klein and D onahue, he has performed on stage with J erry Seinfeld, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Reba M cIntire, Ray Charles and the Beach Boys j ust to name a few. He has also performed on s everal cruise lines and traveled all over the c ountry doing comedy shows. This months comedy show will have an a dditional bonus of four comedians instead of t hree. The price remains the same at $10 for t he entire event which is from 8-10 p.m. Opening for Holum on stage will be Nick C at, an angry black man trapped inside an A sian man with a Jewish mother. Failed out from the priesthood, Nick Cat h as some riotous cynical confessions to make on what its like being an Asian in America without owning a nail salon or dry cleaners; on his lousy luck with the ladies; and on fooling his parents into thinking hes getting his Ph.D in physics. He has appeared on Last Cylon Standing, a short film made for the SciFi Channel. After Nick Cats performance, Sean G Grant, of Miami, will tickle everyones funny bone. Grant became Americas College Comedy Champion in 2008 sponsored by Jimmy Kimmel Live and ABC network. He attended Florida State University where he studied creative writing, theater and film. Grant landed a guest role on Tyler Perrys hit sitcom Meet the Browns, TBSnumber one rated TVshow. Clean comedy show coming to Duffers on March 12 Nick Cat A.Z. See CLEAN, page 4D

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Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK Michael M iles presents From S enegal to Seeger, an e vening dedicated to the b anjo, during the South F lorida Community College K aleidoscope Series at 7:30 p .m. Saturday, March 12 in t he SFCC University Center A uditorium. The program features m usic, literature, history, poli tics, and humor. The American story of the b anjo begins with its arrival t o America from Africa on s lave ships, followed by its u se in minstrel shows, war s ongs, barndances, protest m usic, New Orleans, blueg rass, and innumerable twists a nd turns that eventually prop elled it into the 21st century. Armed with numerous banj os, stirring songs, news clipp ings, old journals, and the w ritings of Walt Whitman, C arl Sandburg, Woody G uthrie, and Pete Seeger, M iles paints a surprising, p oignant, political, and h umorous portrait of this i nstrument that has spilled i nto the heart of America. Amusician, composer, musical playwright, and actor, Miles is a rare artist who combines talents from numerous artistic disciplines. He is a creative force who has produced a remarkable catalog of musical works-recordings, books, and stage productions. Miles is an educator and author, with over a decade of university teaching experience at Villanova University and VanderCook College of Music. As a musician and vocalist, Miles groundbreaking work on the banjo has put him in a category all his own. It is no surprise that other banjoists of great renown, notably Pete Seeger and Bela Fleck, have chosen to collaborate with him on original works of music. In November 2004, From Senegal to Seeger finished an exhilarating 10-week run at the renowned Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Miles has also performed at the Kennedy Center and Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC; the Royal Opera Theatre in Marrakesh, Morocco; Ravinia Festival and the Chicago Humanities Festival in Chicago, and numerous other cultural organizations and festivals. The season sponsors are Charles and Anne Reynolds, Dr. and Mrs. Witford Reid/Sebring Pain Mgmt, and Dr. Richard and Elina Campbell. The performance sponsor wishes to remain anonymous. Tickets range from $21 to $24 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office in the front the of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 West College Drive, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, March 6, 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 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 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 Courtesy photo Michael Miles will entertain with his banjo during South Florida Community Colleges Kaleidoscope Series on March 12. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Michael Miles to present an evening of banjo music at SFCC Before Holum takes to the stage, comedian A.Z., who is known for his distinctive voice that is easy on the ears and his extreme idiot like qualities, will amaze the crowd. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., this high energy comedian also offers a clean act with no cursing or sex talk. A.Z. makes people feel good about themselves while making fun of himself. A.Z. has a character named Bongo Bill, a beatnik that thinks he is going to be on Johnny Carson an d the Ed Sullivan show an d its in the 1960s. It is recommended to purchase tickets in advan ce since seating is limited an d last months show was so ld out. Tickets are available at Duffers Sports Grill e, 6940 U.S. 27 North. F or details, call 382-633 9. Dinner reservations al so can be made from 6-7:3 0 p.m. The club will be clos ed to the public after 5:30 p.m to accommodate all sho w participants. Continued from page 3D Clean comedy show planned at Duffers Courtesy pho to Ted Holum, known as The Clean Comic, has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as other shows such as Showtime TV Comedy Special, The Phil Donahue Show with Robert Klein and Phyllis Diller, Comedy Night with Martin Mull. On March 12 he will be on stage at Duffers Sports Grille.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 5D 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. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8:15 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 Bruc e 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 lPLACESTOWORSHIP Spring is almost here and soon lawns and landscapes will need some extra tender loving care in the form of fertilizers. Like most things in life, fertilizer can be very useful if used properly. Alittle time, education and effort on your p art can not only make your yard g reener and healthier, it can help t he environment. Plant nutrition dates to the 19th c entury. Justus von Liebig (12 May 1 803-18 April 1873) made huge s trides regarding fertilizers and is a ctually known as the father of t he fertilizer industry. He made m ajor contributions to the agricult ural and biological fields. AGerman chemist and professor, L iebig devised the modern laborat ory-oriented teaching method, and f or such innovations, he is regarde d as one of the greatest chemistry t eachers of all time. (Wikipedia) H e is credited for discovering n itrogen as a necessary plant nutrie nt. Today, fertilizer would seem to be a magical combination of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other nutrients. It is designed to make lawns green and healthy by supplementing nutrients in the soil. When fertilizer is applied correctly, it can indeed help with growth, pest and environmental damage, reduction of weeds and replacement of nutrients. But did you know that if fertilizer is used incorrectly it can do quite a bit of damage to the environment? According to the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), recent studies reveal that rising nitrite levels in many local water bodies can be traced to fertilizer. Nitrate is a form of nitrogen that is found in inorganic fertilizers. When fertilizer is required and applied correctly, the lawn absorbs the nitrogen. However, fertilizers applied improperly can run off lawns and into local water bodies, harming water quality and threatening the plants and animals that depend on clean water for survival. To assist with this eveincreasing challenge, the SWFWMD has started a campaign to focus on Florida-Friendly fertilizing tips. By visiting their Web site at WaterMatters.org/fertilizing, citizens can get helpful information on proper fertilizing techniques. The Web site even offers videos for those that dont want to read. Some of the steps they offer are: Testing your soil. Many soils already have the necessary amount of one or more of the required nutrients for plants. If you were to test your soil and find it high in phosphorus, then you would need to buy a fertilizer with little or no phosphorus content. Know when to apply fertilizer. The proper time to apply fertilizer is when the grass is growing. Whe n applied to dormant lawns and plants, the nutrients simply arent necessary and wastes time and money. In fact, it actually harms the environment by running off or leaching through the soil and ente ring near by bodies of water. Choose slow-release fertilizer The lawn will benefit by a longer lasting nutrient release and fewer nutrients will be wasted. Other tips include proper application, what type of fertilizers to buy, how to water-in fertilizer and many more helpful ideas. By fertilizing properly, not only are you going to save time and money, you will actually be helping the environment and keeping the nearby water bodies clean and healthy. Take some time to visit SWFWMDs Web site WaterMatters.org/fertilizing. All the information is free and if followed, the instructions just may save you plenty of cash and make your yard the envy of neighborhood. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assistin g the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). Fertlizing properly will help your lawn and the environment News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Fertilizing properly can help your yard stay green and healthy and can help the environment.

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By CHRIS TALBOTT APEntertainment WriterNASHVILLE, Tenn. K ip Moore long ago got over t he jitters playing in front of a live audience. Then he s tepped on the Ryman A uditorium stage this week. With hundreds of country m usic radio executives from a round the nation watching d uring Universal Music N ashvilles Country Radio S eminar showcase and his f irst single out March 14, it w as arguably the most import ant performance of his c areer. And he had just a little bit o ver 3 minutes to try and earn s pins. It had to have been easily t he most nerve-racking exper ience that Ive ever had, h ands down, Moore said. Moore nailed it in the W ednesday performance and g ot an enthusiastic reaction f rom the crowd. If he pers uaded a few program direct ors to play his new song, Mary Was the Marrying K ind, he might just have t aken the first step toward s uperstardom. Hundreds of country acts m ake their way to Nashville e ach year with the same goal a s Moore. Its one of the l argest gatherings of country r adio executives and almost e very major, minor and aspiri ng country artist roams the h alls of the Nashville C onvention Center. No expense is spared wini ng, dining and wooing cove ted airplay, still the golden r ing for artists seeking to e xploit the reach of the n ations largest radio format. T heres swag, manicures, e xclusive performances, food a nd a river of booze. Acts usually travel the c ountry on nomadic radio tours, hitting stations one by one in weeks or even months long journeys that Moore described as emotionally draining. The fishin-the-barrel quality of CRS gives artists a unique opportunity to sing for a mass of key contacts. Kasey Buckley and Amanda Watkins of new duo Miss Willie Brown decided to skip the road work for now and focus on CRS. They want radio executives on their team, and CRS gives them three days to introduce themselves to as many potential teammates as possible. We cant just like hold a meeting with them Buckley said. This is everyone we want to have relationships with, build relationships with in one place. So we know theyre going to be here. We dress up, put some makeup on, do some push-ups and come here. There is plenty of proof out there that the glad-handing and back slapping works. Radio play remains the most direct way for country acts to reach record and ticket buyers. ANo. 1 single can mean millions of dollars and push an act from the bar scene to arenas. Jason Aldean, whose duet with Kelly Clarkson, Dont You Wanna Stay, is the No. 1 song on Billboards country chart this week, started attending CRS with producer and mentor Michael Knox long before he had a record deal. Knox kind of took me under his wing when I first got to Nashville. I was like his pet or his little brother, Aldean joked. He used to take me around and just introduce me to everybody, and he said, Look, if you ever get a recording career, this is what youre going to have to do. Get used to it.So thats what we did. The work and the quality of his songs paid off. Dont You Wanna Stay is his sixth No. 1 song and hes the hottest male act in the genre right now. For every Aldean, though, there are hundreds of artists who fail to connect for one reason or another. Hit-level radio airplay is hard to come by and its almost impossible to gain admittance to the club. Making it more maddening is no one can really quantify what makes a hit or why certain acts resonate with program directors. The Randy Rogers Band tours relentlessly, just earned its thi rd Academy of Country Mus ic Awards nomination for to p vocal group and recent ly played on The Tonig ht Show with Jay Leno. Th ey have some supporters in radio, but have mostly gott en a lukewarm response despi te a reputation as one of cou ntrys best live acts. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Fat Tuesday is M arch 8 but Duffers Sports G rille will be celebrating M ardi Gras on Ash W ednesday, March 9, since t hat is the typical Midweek B lues & Jazz Night. Two Bits, consisting of C huck White and Tony S uazo, both of Sebring, will b e Four Bits when Dave N aylor, of Sebring, joins t hem on trumpet and Manny P atino, of the Miami area, w ill be playing bass. They w ill play a variety of jazz for t he event. White and Suazo have b een regularly playing blues a nd jazz on Wednesday n ights at Duffers and they p erform with various other b ands in the area. White p lays saxophone and Suazo p lays guitar. They will kick the evening o ff with some dinner music a nd then jazz it up a bit at 7 p .m. with Naylor and Patino t aking the stage. Naylor has been the leader o f the Highlandaires Band for t he past 11 years and is the f ounder and member of the E manon Jazz quartet. He also p erforms with Heartland O rchestra, Highlands Pops C oncert Band, Lakeland Jazz O rchestra, PGO Little Big B and, The Celebration Brass Q uintet and the newly f ormed ensemble, The Big B rass. He is an adjunct trump et instructor at South F lorida Community College i n Avon Park. Naylor has directed bands a nd been a trumpet instructor i n New York for several y ears. He was a featured s olist with the U.S. Navy B and in Washington, D.C. for f our years and did three n ational tours as a solist. He t oured with the Les & Larry E lgart Band, Vaughn Monroe a nd Sammy Kaye. In addition to the trumpet, Naylor plays the piccolo trumpet and flugelhorn. He moved to Sebring full time in 1995. Patino has more than 50 CD/LPrecordings and countless performances throughout the world accompanying several top artists in various genres such as Latin, jazz and pop. He has authored two music-related instructional books. He was part of the adjunct music faculty at Miami-Dade Community College where he also received his music degree. He currently freelances throughout South Florida in jazz trio and quartet settings. There is no cover charge to enjoy the music at Duffers during the Mardi Gras celebration. ANew Orleans style menu as well as the regular menu is available. There will be King Cake and beads handed out. Duffers is at 6940 U.S. 27 North. For reservations or more details, call 382-6339. Page 6DNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011www.newssun.com 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 Special to News SunAVON PARK The eighth annual Heartland HarmonizersBarbershop Show will be held at South Florida Community College Auditorium at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased at the door or by calling 386-5098, 6550541, or 471-0706. The Heartland Harmonizers, a chorus of 65 men under the direction of Bob Thiel, will sing a collection of four-part harmony tunes in a show titled Barbershop Show Time. Also appearing on the show will be guest quartet On Demand, a former Florida Sunshine District Quartet Champion, plus the Sounds of Sebring, Sebring High School Show Chorus, Sebring High School Boys Barbershop Chorus and several chapter quartets. On Demand is a quartet consisting of four talented young men who all agree on their love for music. They have been together since March 2007, and already racked up a fourth, third, and second international finish in the Barbershop Harmony Societys Bank of America International Collegiate Barbershop Quartet contest. They also won the Sunshine District Quartet Championship in 2008. The singers in this quartet are: bass Amos Velez has been singing barbershop ever since he was in the 10th grade. Throughout his barbershop journey, Amos has been fortunate enough to sing with some of the top collegiate quartets in recent years. He is the first person to win six collegiate quartet medals. In the tenor spot is Tristan St. John. Tristan is pursuing a career also working at Disney and is a parttime chef. Singing lead is Eddie Mejia is the baritone of Spanglish, the 2010 3rd place Collegiate Bronze Medalists. Raised in Miami, Eddie got hooked while in middle school 10 years ago, and has been barbershopping ever since. On top of his quartet, he is also part of the 2010 third place and 2011 second place youth chorus HD, where he serv es as the chorus manager an d baritone section leader of the group. Eddie current ly attends Miami Da de College, where he is wor king towards a degree in Music, and still resides in Miami. Lastly, singing baritone is Jamie Breedon. Jamie is a third generation barbe rshopper from Jacksonvill e. He is a graduate of t he University of North Flori da with a degree in Crimin al Justice and is also a licens ed insurance agent. The Sebring Chapter of the Barbershop Harmon y Society was formed in 200 1, primarily through t he efforts of Sounds of Sebring. It began with a core group of 12 men, an d has steadily grown to i ts present size. Any man who likes to sing is invited to join the m on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in t he chorus room of Sebrin g High School on Kenilwor th Boulevard. Each year a portion of t he proceeds from the annu al show are donated to a desi gnated charity. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Show March 12 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT CROSSWORDSOLUTION Courtesy pho to On Demand, a former Florida Sunshine District Quartet Champion, will perform during the March 12 Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Show at South Florida Community College Auditorium. Courtesy photo Manny Patino plays bass and will perform at Mardi Gras. Courtesy photo Dave Naylor plays trumpet and will be performing at the Mardi Gras event at Duffers on Wednesday. Courtesy photo Tony Suazo (left), who plays guitar, and Chuck White, who plays saxophone, will kick off the Mardi Gras event at Duffer's Sports Grille at 6 p.m. Wednesday by playing some jazz music. Dave Naylor, who plays trumpet, and Manny Patino, who plays bass, will later join them on stage at 7 p.m. Duffers offers a taste of New Orleans Tuned in: Country music acts woo radio airplay at showcase

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Special to the News-SunAVON PARK New s tudents march off to coll ege with grand plans and h igh expectations, but too o ften they get lost in a fog o f deadlines and competing d emands, without really u nderstanding how to navig ate college life or how to m ake the most of experie nces beyond the classroom. Now, South Florida C ommunity College is crea ting an extensive, first-year l earning experience that will g uide new students through t heir first year of college a nd provide them with the b asic foundation they need t o thrive and succeed. The 16-hour orientation p rogram, called the Guide to P ersonal Success (GPS), has b een in the works since 2 009, when SFCCs Quality E nhancement Plan (QEP) T askforce was charged with i dentifying and developing a p rogram that would enhance t he learning experience for S FCC students and also m eet a criteria for the coll eges 2011 reaffirmation of a ccreditation by the S outhern Association of C olleges and Schools ( SACS). By surveying nearl y 700 students, faculty, s taff, and business leaders a bout possible improvement p rograms, the taskforce f ound that well over half s upported the first-year l earning experience. According to Erik C hristensen, QEPSteering C ommittee co-chair, physics p rofessor, and chair of S FCCs Natural Sciences D epartment, first-year l earning experiences have b een embraced by freshmen a t colleges and universities a ll over the nation. E xtensive evaluations of t hese programs find that stud ents who participate in a f irst-year learning experie nce are significantly more l ikely to earn better grades, c onnect with their peers t hrough college activities, and finish their education. We want to help students get started off on the right foot, Christensen said. The taskforce has spent a year looking at data and talking to students. We found out that many of them are unprepared for college. At this stage, the taskforce has completed a report about the Guide to Personal Success for SACS, said Dr. Michele Heston, QEP Steering Committee cochair and director of Nursing Education. The report explains why firstyear learning experience was selected, how it will be implemented, and what students will learn from completing it. Once SACS gives its blessing, the curriculum will be finalized and instructors will be trained and credentialed to teach the course to an anticipated 1,400 students a year. In fall 2012, the Guide to Personal Success will be launched as a pilot program for approximately 100 students. In spring 2013, the course becomes mandatory for all new students who are seeking an associate degree or entering an occupational program of at least 600 hours as well as transfer students who have acquired fewer than 30 credit hours. An online version will be available to new students who are enrolling in online courses exclusively. By completing the course, students earn one hour of college credit. The first component of GPS is a four-hour orientation, which freshmen must complete before registering for their first academic term of classes. Students will learn how to create a class schedule, register for classes, complete financial aid forms, navigate the colleges Internet-based Panther Central and Panther Den, get a student identification card, and perform other vital tasks. At the end of this orientation, students will register for their classes. During the first six weeks of their first academic term, freshmen will complete a mandatory 12-hour orientation course. Students will become familiar with college services, cooperative education and work study opportunities, successful study techniques, communicating with instructors, student rights, and other important topics as well as academic, social, and community activities. The research is abounding in that if you can engage students outside the classroom, if they participate in sports or a club or anything, they are much more likely to stay in college, Christensen said. The transition from high school or careers is a very key time, Dr. Heston said. The purpose of our firstyear learning experience is to help students become more focused, more confident, and more prepared for college. The plan is still in the development stage, Christensen said. Its not engrained in granite. Were still moving things around. In addition to Christensen and Dr. Heston, the steering committee includes Elizabeth Andrews, coordinator of Academic Foundations and preparatory writing professor, and Judy Zemko, Counseling Department chair. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, March 6, 2011Page 7D REDUCED MLS#215882 BEAUTIFUL SETTING MLS#214922 CANAL FRONT MLS#215618 MLS#216403 NEW LISTINGTHE PRESERVEATSUN NLAKE Lovely 3/2/2 with family room and bonus room located in golfing community. 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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. CHALKTALK Guide to Personal Success will steer SFCC freshmen in right direction Courtesy photo HCS English teacher Bonnie Viehman and thirdgrade teacher Tish Pyles have recently begun a cooperative reading program at Heartland Christian School between third-and seventh-grade students. Studentsare partneredtogether with a mentor and collaborate on illustrating and writing books at least one time per week. Sean Hall (third grade) is shown with reading buddy Jeremy Lim (seventh grade). Courtesy pho to Heartland Christian School participates in the AAA Safety Patrol program annually withthe fourth-grade class. Members of safety patrol are chosen based on achieving good grades and filling out an application stating why safety is important. This years safety patrol members recently received their rank of service, and include (from left) Jabez Asuncion, sargeant; Levi Zimmer, captain; Paige Kaser, lieutenant; Brett McHugh, special headmaster assignment team; Ruby Max Giannino, lieutenant; Stephanie Cheng Tam-Hee, sargeant.Also pictured is fourth-grade teacher and sponsor Sara Arnold. Heartland Christian School Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South F lorida Community Colleges ( SFCC) Nursing Education D epartment honored students i n all nursing programs during a weeklong Nursing Student W eek, Feb. 2026. Nursing S tudent Week was established t o distinguish the dedication a nd enthusiasm of Floridas n ursing students. This years t heme Bright Minds Fueling a Bright Future: The Future N ursing is in our Hands a cknowledges the hard work o f student nurses and the i mpact they will have on the i mage of nursing for the rest o f their careers. Nursing Student Week reco gnizes SFCC nursing stud ents, demonstrates their prof essionalism, and distinguishe s the studentscommitment t o the nursing profession. The Nursing Student Week is a way that SFCC Nursing facu lty can demonstrate our comm itment to our students and to t he nursing profession, said Michele Heston, director, Nursing Education. We want to encourage and motivate them as much as possible. Educational and inspirational films, nursing trivia games, giveaways of nursing instruments, seminar and webinars, discounted nursing T-shirts and healthy snacks during clinical sessions have been hosted by SFCC Nursing faculty in honor of Nursing Student Week. Students had the opportunity to attend a safety awareness seminar to learn self defense skills; listen to a childbirth education guest speaker; and take a field trip to the local blood bank to give back to the community. Nursing Student Week has been great, said Sarah Norris, first year R.N. student. The faculty has shown how much they appreciate and value the hard work we put into the Nursing program with everything they have done for us this week. The faculty definitely stay connected to the students and try to add a little fun into the nursing program. The SFCC Student Nurses Association (SNA) planned a bone marrow drive to coincide with Nursing Student Week as a way to give back to the community. Although weve only had six potential bone marrow donors register so far, we will continue to register interested people, said Amy Wuthrich, president of SFCC SNA. We are really excited to have the opportunity to make such an impact in a Leukemia patients life. For more information about SFCC Nursing programs, contact the SFCC Nursing Education Department at 7847225. South Florida CC honors student nurses Courtesy photo Linda Farms (left) and Jennifer Perdian, first year R.N. students, learned self defense skills during the safety awareness seminar during Nursing Student Week. 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