<%BANNER%>
The news-sun
ALL ISSUES CITATION MAP IT! PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028423/01014
 Material Information
Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 03-09-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
regular
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000579631
oclc - 29858590
notis - ADA7478
lccn - sn 94003669
issn - 1074-8342
System ID: UF00028423:01014
 Related Items
Preceded by: Sebring news (Sebring, Fla.)
Preceded by: Avon Park sun

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Sebring International Raceway is beginning to awaken with the sights and sounds of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh From Florida. Motorists have been falling into their "spots" in the Raceway field set aside for early arrivals for weeks. Several RVs were parked in the staging area mid-morning on Tuesday, but there were no fans out and about. The Raceway staff members, however were the exact opposite. Bustling in and out of offices, the staff is beginning to feel the pull of Race Week as it quickly approaches. President and General Manager Tres Stephenson is excited about this year's Race Week. "Last year, we totaled 107,000 people during Race Week," said Stephenson, who is confident that the numbers will be well above last year's. "We are already 10 percent up from last year," started Stephenson. "Last year we had 33 cars (entered in the Race). This year we have 60." By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK "Let the man do his job" was a sentiment expressed by several people at the special meeting in Avon Park on Monday night. The meeting was called, according to Mayor Sharon Schuler, to discuss recent job description changes at city hall, but Schuler started off with a prepared statement about "transparency" over recent decisions made by City Manager Bruce Behrens. "I, for one, cannot get the city manager to communicate with me. He does not call me on any issue, and I think that when we change job descriptions and something that is out in the public and other employees can see that a raise is given, it is not something that this council does not need to know. We need to know before the citizens come to us. We need to know before the employees come to us," Schuler said. More than 60 people, mostly city employees, packed the audience to hear Schuler ask pointed questions to Behrens also and make statements about the city manager. "Alot of it is transparency. It seems that a lot of it, and lot of the job changes, is done behind closed doors," Schuler said. Schuler asked Behrens to describe what he thought his job Dragons edge MinersPAGE1BSebring election results onlinewww.newssun.comSFCC opens nature trailPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, March 9-10, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 29 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 83 63Complete Forecast PAGE 8A Mostly sunny and nice Forecast Question: Is the special meeting called by Avon Park mayor necessary? Next question: Do you think Avon Park City Manager Bruce Behrens is doing a good job? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Robert L. Adams Age 93, of Sebring Joyce Hollywood Age 57, of Sebring Paul R. Whetstine Age 83, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 21.3% No 78.7% Total votes: 61 Celebrations9B Classifieds9A Clubs & Organizations7B Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Fly Lady11B Friends & Neighbors6B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Police Blotter2A Sports On TV2B Index We need to let the man do his job' Avon Parkmayor questions city manager's actions at special meeting, but some wonder why News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Avon Park's City Manager Bruce Behrens listens to Mayor Sharon Schuler read a statement on Monday. Behrens spent the meeting defending decisions he made concerning job descriptions. Behrens asserted that everything he did was within his own job description and the city charter. News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDG E Avon Park's Mayor Sharon Schuler called a special meeting on Monday to discuss City Manager Bruce Behrens. Schuler expressed her concerns over recent decisions made by Behrens and said she hasn't been happy with the level of communication she's had with the city manager. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Coun ty Commissioners started the ir first round of budget prese ntations on Tuesday, an d everyone was asked to ma ke cuts in order to fix an $ 11 million deficit. "We are facing a hole. W e plugged the budget with $ 11 million, so we are looking f or $11 million," said Boa rd Chairwoman Barbara Stewa rt at the beginning of the pr esentations. "Government h as no money." The Boys and Girls Clu b of Highlands County, Rid ge Area Arc, the Champion f or Children Advocacy Cente r, Parks and Natural Resource s, Animal Control and t he Highlands County Libra ry System were all asked to make cuts to this year 's budget during the meeting. Commissioners comp limented each presenter an d expressed that their servic es were much needed in t he county, but the messa ge about trimming servic es remained consistent throug hout the discussion. "You have to cut," sa id Commissioner Jack Rich ie during the presentation b y the Ridge Area Arc. Stewart called for an ear ly start in the budget seaso n because of her concerns th at the trend this year is a conti nuation of a downturn in t he economy that started in 200 7. Stewart is the only com missioner of the four that w as seated during the last budg et season, and stated at an ear liService agencies told to trim fat County out to fill $11 million budget deficit See MAYOR, page 8A See COUNTY, page 8A By MARCIADUNN APAerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL Just a day away from landing, Discovery's astronauts received the first-ever live wake-up music in the history of the shuttle program Tuesday, a tune written in honor of the world's most traveled spaceship. Discovery is on the verge of ending its nearly 27-year flying career. It's scheduled to return to Earth at 11:57 a.m. today for the last time. The approach will take it across the northern half of the peninsula, meaning a loud sonic boom likely won't be heard in Highlands County as the shuttle passes overhead on a west-to-east track. NASAwill spend several months decommissioning Discovery, then send it to the Smithsonian Institution to live out its days. Before Tuesday morning, a shuttle crew had never awakened to a live music performance before from Mission Control. The lead guitarist of Big Head Todd and the Monsters performed a solo version of "Blue Sky." The group wrote the song at the request of the 2005 crew of Discovery, which returned NASAto orbit following the Columbia tragedy. It ended up the top vote-getter in NASA's pickthe-wake-up-music contest to mark the end of the shuttle program, just a few months away with only two mission remaining. Shuttle commander Steven Lindsey thanked Mission Control for the special recording. He didn't realize the acoustic performance was live until Todd Park Mohr radioed greetings. Discovery heading for final landing See SHUTTLE, page 8A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lisa Celentano talks about the 12 Obstacles of Sebring CrossFit Challenge, a new event to take place March 18 at the Sebring International Raceway. Race Week will feature more than just cars News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS All CrossFit Challenge participants will receive an official 12 Obstacles of Sebring t-shirt. 12 Hours of Sebring New events and activities set for Raceway See RACE, page 8A

PAGE 2

Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The South Florida Community College Museum of Florida Art and Culture is partnering with Archbold Biological Station to present its first outdoor environmental art and science exhibition, "Nine Natives: Wildflower Wayside Shrine," located on College Drive opposite the SFCC Highlands Campus. The exhibition features a walking trail through the scrub habitat with shrine boxes installed along the way. Each shrine box is dedicated to an endemic or endangered plant species found on the Lake Wales Ridge. The project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. The trail takes between 20 and 30 minutes to walk and is clearly marked by signs created by SFCC's Intermediate computer graphics students. Trail maps are located in a shrine box located outside of SFCC MOFAC. Each shrine box contains information on the plant it features as well as a book in which visitors can write their own observations. Visitors to the trail can also make rubbings from the shrine box covers. The trail will be open to the public daily. Mollie Doctrow, SFCC MOFAC curator, decided to create the exhibit after hearing about the scrub habitat located on the SFCC Highlands Campus. "I had been working in scrub habitat for a couple of years and have since come to appreciate its different kind of beauty," she said. "My hope is that this project brings attention to conserving and preserving it." SFCC student and Archbold Biological Station volunteer Chris Jennings is tracking and recording plants, animals and insects found along the trail using GPS coordinates. So far, seven endangered and/or threatened plants have been located along the trail. An indoor group exhibition featuring artists Reed Bowman, David Price, John Moran, Mark Deyrup, Carlton Ward Jr. and Doctrow will also be held inside SFCC MOFAC honoring these plants. The exhibition and trail opens to the public with a reception from 12:40-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in SFCC MOFAC. Scientists from Archbold Biological Station will identify the flora and fauna endemic to the Lake Wales Ridge, and author Carol Mahler will read passages from Florida literature that highlight features of the scrub habitat. "Aplace becomes sacred when people stop and take the time to notice what is around them," said Doctrow. "The exhibition is a chance for those in the community to learn about and appreciate what is living just outside their back doors." For more information on the trail and exhibit, call Doctrow at 784-7240. Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. Please call 385-6155.SUBSCRIPTION RATES12 mo.7% FL taxTotal HOME DELIVERY$60.46$4.23$64.69 IN FLORIDA MAIL92.236.4698.69 OUT OF FLORIDA MAIL105.99105.99 Deadlines for subscription changes are noon on Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon on Thursday for the Friday edition, and noon on Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. Romona Washington … Publisher and Executive Editor863-385-6155, ext. 515 March 5 5614232429x:4Next jackpot $2 millionMarch 2 3711194041x:4 Feb. 26 5718244953 March 7 26132128 March 6 1214222329 March 5 1115192231 March 4 223252830 March 7 (n) 391 7 March 7 (d) 1824 March 6 (n) 9299 March 7(n) 07 2 March 7 (d) 03 8 March 6 (n) 17 1 March 6(d) 27 1 March 4 269277 March 1 317232918 Feb. 25 68344013 Feb. 22 211353614 March 55 223314248 PB: 21 PP: 2Next jackpot $40 millionMarch 2 731505158 PB: 6 PP: 2 Feb. 26 413172145 PB: 10 PP: 5 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 Precautionary Boil Water Notice rescindedLAKE PLACID The March 3 "Precautionary Boil Water Notice" for the emergency water shutdown on Wednesday and Thursday, March 2-3, to all Placid Utility water system customers in Tomoka Heights on Grandview Boulevard and Crestview Terrace from the Rosewood Drive North/Crestview Terrace intersection to the Tomoka Boulevard North intersection including Crestview Court North is rescinded following the repair of the 10-inch water line and the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey showing that the water is safe to drink. Call Placid Utilities at 402-6786 or 699-3716.IDA/EDC board meets todaySEBRING The board meeting for the Industrial Development Authority and the Economic Development Commission will meet at 7:30 a.m. today in the SFCC Board Room in Building F, 600 W. College Drive.Elder Affairs' Program to present Medicare 101' workshopSEBRING Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders, an award-winning, volunteerbased program will be presenting a Medicare 101 workshop on Thursday at the Lake Placid Library, 205 W. Interlake Blvd. The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and will focus on what you need to know about Medicare when you turn 65 including the recent changes to Medicare benefits. In addition, it will address how to avoid becoming a victim of Medicare fraud. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, which offers one-on-one assistance and information at no cost to you. Locally, it is administered by the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, a non-profit focused on improving the lives of seniors. Specially-trained volunteers of the SHINE program can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, prescription dru g and health insurance ques tions by providing inform ation, comparing policies and helping with claims and appeals. Contact Robin Watt at the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at (813) 740-3888 or the Elder Helpline at 1-800963-5337. Ash Wednesday services plannedSEBRING Ash Wednesday services are planned at St. John United Methodist Church at 12 and 7 p.m. today, and at Atonement Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. today. The service at Atonement Lutheran Church will be led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox with the imposition o f ashes.Founders Garden Club meets ThursdayAVON PARK The March meeting of Avon Park's Founders Garden Club will be held Thursda y at the lovely home of Martha and Winkie Williams on Lake Byrd. Martha, an Avon Park Hig h School cheerleader in 1958, has been a life-long resident of Avon Park and has faithfully served as treasurer of the club for many years. Read Winkie Williams'life story in "A People's History of Avon Park, 2010." Guest speaker will be Darlene Foster, who will present a program on deluxe trees and shrubs an d native plants. The beauty of the new green leaves and flowers that have popped out on Avon Park' s trees and shrubs serves to remind all why we like to garden. Call Anita Helbig, club president, at 452-1927. Visitors are welcome. And don't forget to buy the blub's 2011 calendar in Albritton's Barbershop.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke by Megasounz today. For COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, March 7: Robert Michael Albaugh, 46, of Lake Placid, was charged with contempt of court for failure to pay child support. Lee Marvin Anderson, 25, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, second or subsequent offense. Emanuel Morrice Brown, 27, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Mateo Nicholas Castaneda, 20, had a status conference hearing for municipal ordinance violation. Joice Marie Channell, 56, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Ray Davila, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Larry Gene Dotson, 29, of Deltona, was charged with grand theft; uttering forged instrument; and forgery. Mary Magdalene Garcia, 41, of Wauchula, was charged with petit theft; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Rolando Garcia, 34, of Clewiston, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Larry William Langman, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with theft of a credit card; larceny or grand theft; burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, unarmed; fraudulent use of credit card to obtain goods. John Michael McConniel, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with damaging property, criminal mischief; and larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Henry Daniel McLendon, 45, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine, two counts. Robert Ray Molina, 34, of Miami, was charged on a Broward County warrant for stalking. Reynaldo Anastasio Molinar, 28, of Lake Wales, was charged with trafficking in stolen property; and giving false information to pawn broker. Jason David Parsons, 19, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or grand theft, three counts; burglary of unoccupied conveyance, unarmed, five counts; larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense, three counts; burglary of structure or conveyance, unarmed; trespassing property, not structure or conveyance; and larceny or petit theft, first degree. Ramon Perez Quinones, 25, of Sebring, was charged on out-ofcounty warrant for fraudulent use of rental property. Derian Orret Thelwell, 32, of Sebring, was charged with attempted manslaughter with firearm. Continued on page 5A Courtesy photo South Florida Community College student Mollie Ruble reads information on the plants that will be located inside the shrine boxes. Courtesy photo Shrine boxes featuring a endemic plant will be located along the trail. SFCC opens Wayside Shrine, walking trail Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Washpin Players, a group of thespians at Sebring Senior High School have been offering their production of Bamboozled to students free of charge this week. On Friday and Saturday night, members of the general public have an opportunity to see the production for a $3 admission fee. This is absolutely G rated and good for everybody from grandparents to grandkids," said Kareide ArthurMcGovern, class teacher and play director. Done in the Italian Comedia Del Arte style, Bamboozled is described as a high-energy performance, that sometimes sees characters leaving the stage and interacting with the audience during the action. The box office will open at 6:30 p.m. with the curtain to rise at 7 p.m. McGovern estimated the run time for the performance at a bit over an hour. "It probably will be the fastest hour of your life," she said. The 10-member cast are students in McGovern's theater class and have been performing the play for elementary students during assemblies earlier this week. SHS theater class putting on play Courtesy photo Pantalone (Brant Rakoski) threatens to beat Trufaldino (Caylinn Shurtleff) in the Washpin Players production of Bamboozled.' The play, done in the Commedia del Arte style, will be presented at the Smith Performing Arts Center at Sebring High School at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

PAGE 3

www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 3A o Marvin Panch NEW 2011 DODGE AVENGER $1000 REBATE OR 0% FOR 60 MOS. THE NEW 2011 CHRYSLERLEASE FROM $199 MO. No Dealer Fee, Plus Tax & Tag, State Fee, 0% WAC with ALLY, 0% in Lieu of Some Rebates. See Dealer for Lease Details.

PAGE 4

The main issue with M acbeth has to do with his b illing process, which has led t o significant overcharges in t he past. Another problem is that c ounty employees call M acbeth on their own to ask f or legal guidance regarding o fficial day-to-day business. T his leads to additional, o ften untracked billing. In 2010 Macbeth's services t opped $355,000. We think t his is too high a cost for a c ounty our size. At the March 1 commiss ion meeting, Macbeth told t he members that his services are actually a bargain that the county is paying about the same for his legal services as other similar counties are paying their appointed attorneys. He said, for example, Sumter County pays $2.28 per person for legal representation; Hardee County pays $3.07; and Highlands pays $2.68. With litigation factored into the equation, Macbeth said Highlands spends $3.58 per person. Commissioner Don Elwell said at the meeting he thought an attorney and two paralegals could be hired for approximately $240,000 a year. We believe the county would be better off with a staff attorney. There are reasons for this beyond saving money. Acounty attorney works on behalf of the people, not the county commissioners and certainly doesn't work at tax payer expense to benefit his or her law firm. Acounty attorney has to have the community welfare as his or her first priority. In our opinion, the appointed (not elected) Macbeth wields a great deal of power in the county for example, he reviews the agenda for county commission meetings and makes suggestions with very little supervision. Any lack of supervision is not a healthy situation no matter what county position is in question or who holds it. Democracy really only functions well when there is a balance of powers and individual accountability. We are not accusing Macbeth of impropriety. We are sure the situation is more a case of complaisance after years of service, which is one reason long-time public servants need direction and parameters to function successfully. All of this is why we are glad the commission is setting new ground rules. County employees will not be allowed to call Macbeth. Only Ricky Helms, the county administrator, and the board itself, will now be allowed to direct Macbeth. The commissioners also called for a review of Macbeth's contract and another audit of his bills. In other words, the commission made it clear to Macbeth that he may no longer act on his own, an d must adhere to the will of t he commission. He is an employee of the county, in other words, and not a fre estanding entity who can ma ke his own set of rules. This, we think, is a ve ry good thing. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Keeping a shorter leash W ell, at least the county commission's decision to monitor County Attorney Ross Macbeth m ore closely is a step in the right direct ion. Nothing in this world is free E ditor: Cutting entitlement prog rams is a common topic t hese days. According to W ebster's dictionary, entitlem ent is something one has a r ight to. Social Security, M edicare and pensions are e ntitlement programs. Why, b ecause to be eligible for t hese, one pays into them for y ears. In trying to eliminate the d eficit, these should be the l ast to consider. Every freeb ie should be eliminated f irst. It irritates me to hear p oliticians lumping all these o ther things with these prog rams. There are numerous peop le who have made welfare a w ay of life, never trying to b e self-supporting and many f illing income taxes claiming d ependents they have cont ributed nothing to their supp ort. We are encouraging our c hildren at a young age to h ave babies out of wedlock t he more they have, the large r their government check; e ven bragging they have n othing to worry about. T hey get a check each month f rom the government, paying t heir expenses such as rent, c hildcare, diapers, etc., prov iding healthcare free of c harge. Nothing in this world is f ree. When we don't pay for w hat we're getting, we are l iving at the expense of s omeone else. If some of t hese things were stopped, a l ot of these people would go t o work and these young g irls would quickly learn the i mportance of preparing to b e able to provide for thems elves, when they are no l onger getting that check. T hese boys who are in s chool because it is illegal to m iss who are just waiting to b e able to drop out, sell d rugs, rob or do some other c rime were forced to work to d efray some of the cost they a re causing, they would l earn to get their priorities in o rder. People will never learn to b e self-reliant as long as t hey get it given to them; t hat's just human nature, but t o have a good life we forfeit t hat nature. God didn't intent f or a few to provide for all, b ut He will provide if we l ive according to His Word, r ead it and heed it. It works. T hat's been my philosophy f or many years. Things have n ot always been roses, but H e always shows me the w ay. I'm approaching 88; I've n ever been on welfare. I came up in Depression days; I didn't have everything I wanted, but He only promises our needs. May we all work together to make this great country what our Lord Jesus Christ intended it to be. In the spirit of Christian love. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud SebringHigh speed rail would be good for governmentEditor: What is to me most striking is that in all of the stories concerning high speed rail between Tampa and Orlando there was no mention of the importance of this project to the U.S. government. High speed rail is of standout importance in France, China and Japan where these trains routinely carry passenger traffic between cities, frequently more efficiently than air travel for intermediate distances. As an important and growing element of the transportation industry in those countries, they have demonstrated their useful contribution to infrastructure. Yet, here rather than consider the importance to the nation as a whole, and the reason for a large dederal contribution to the project our governor only focused on short term costs and concerns that it might cost the state money. Never mind the support by referendum, and popular public voices, his excellency, the businessman's Governor, looks only to the so-called bottom line, as if even patriotic concerns must show a profit. Our roads are in disrepair, bridges in need of work, rail service and air travel stressed to the limit, yet an opportunity of jobs in the process are to be brushed aside because the "prospectus" does not guarantee profitability. Governor Scott, Florida is a peninsula, not an island. What's good for the country may in fact may also be good for Florida. After all we are all Americans as well as Floridians. Randy Ludacer Lake PlacidGovernor, please stay the courseEditor: Governor Scott, I am writing to you again in reference to not accepting the high speed rail. I met you when you were in Lake Placid on the campaign. I am a disabled Army veteran, and again I want to express my concern of taking the money like you are. It is the cities that will have the rail system, so let the mayors come up with the money for the hundreds that would use the rail and not the millions who could not, would not. You, Gov. Scott, is why I voted for you (a Democrat) instead of Alex Sink. I did not want a yes person to Obama's hold on the state of Florida. We the citizens are losing more and more daily; we do not need the burden of this $2.4 billion added to us. So please stay your course. C.F. Neeley Lake Placid BouquetsSoup Up the Arts' event a huge successEditor: The Art Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors who donated to our "Soup Up the Arts" event at Sebring High School. Our community's generosity sincerely helped the club help others in need. We would also like to thank the members who stuck this year out with Art Club. We are incessantly grateful for your dedication and diligent participation. Members like you are what make Art Club so wonderful to be in. This is our ninth year doing this event (Soup Up the Arts) and this year we have decided to donate $3,000 to the Alex Barajas family (with medical needs) and for scholarships for Sebring High School's graduating art seniors. We have been appreciatively victorious this year; as we have made and glazed over 500 bowls. Knowingly, these bowls would have been put to shame if there were no soup, bread, dessert, or drink to accompany them. Thus, Art Club would like to thank all of our sponsors and donators. All of you are amazing and will always have the vast assist and admiration of Art Club. Soup Up the Arts would have faltered miserably without your help. Therefore, officially, thank you Jean W. Moyer, Panera Bread, Alan Jay and Wildstein Family, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Zeno's, Sebring Firemen, Taylor Rental Center, Chicanes Restaurant, Beef O'Brady's, IHOP, SweetBay, Brewster's Coffee House, Blackman Properties LLC., Sonny's, Bob Evans, Lake Placid Health Center, Polk county Art teachers, Stephen Hulen, Jean Brown, Cowboy's, Blue Crab, Dr.Hulen, Yianna's Steakhouse, Starbuck, Mae Lee's International Deli, Captain D's, Christine Sebring, Village Inn, K-mart, Rick Hebert, Bobbi Berry, Juliet Perkins, Ruby Tuesday's, Dee's Place, Sirriano's, Don Jose, Haines City High School Art Class, Children Academy of Theatre and Champions for Children, and Lake Placid High School FFAmemeber s. We can never thank you enough, dear sponsors and community, for accompany ing or helping us out contin uously. We thank you for al l the time you have helped u s succeed in giving back before and, hopefully, the times to come. We genuine ly thank all those who suppor t the Visual Arts. Fermin Sa ja SHS Art Club Preside nt Concert was a celebration of lifeEditor: What an amazing evenin g. Last Thursday, my husband and I saw a performance by Pat and Donna Surface. They hail from Ely, Minn., and have achieved notoriety across the country Pat is a Grammy award winner. Donna, his wife, is a performance artist in sign language and accompanied the group, which included three local musicians Manny Pitino playing bass, Doug Andrews on the keyboard and Jim Robertson multitasking on fiddle, guitar an d mandolin. The concert was not onl y part of the SFCC ongoing Kaleidoscope series it was a memorial to Jo Brenner, a beloved community membe r who passed away 17 month s ago. Her husband Gene Brenner, who owns Brenne r Pottery on the historic dow ntown Sebring Circle, was th e performance sponsor. This moving tribute was really a celebration of life a s even Pat and Donna include d a song dedicated to Donna' s mother who passed last sum mer. What an uplifting even t hearing inspirational music sang, played and signed all evening. Songs like John Denver's "Country Roads", Leonard Cohen's "Halleluiah", and Jo's favorite, Dan Fogelberg's "Run for the Roses!" Guaranteed at some points there wasn't a dry eye in th e place. The intimate setting of th e small theater made for a feeling of sitting around your living room and celebrating life with good friends. We did not have the plea sure of knowing Jo Brenner, but judging from the heartfelt audience response, she was quite a generous and caring lady. Thank you SFCC, Gene Brenner, Pat and Donna, the band and th e wonderful audience for giv ing us a real night to remem ber. Angela and Jay Na sh Sebrin g Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail 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. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY

PAGE 5

Jack M. Tran, 18, of Sebring, was charged with lewd or lascivious battery, victim age 12-16, nine counts. Pedro Salvador Vasconcelos, 21, of Lorida, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Cristobal Velazquez Jr., 34, of Orlando, was charged with cruelty toward child, abuse without great harm; battery, second or subsequent offense; and disturbing the peace. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, March 6: Matthew Thomas Blankenship, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny of credit card; burglary of unoccupied conveyance, unarmed; larceny or grand theft; and illegal use of credit card to obtain goods. Aaron Andrew Doty, 19, of Sebring, was charged for taking wildlife roads/ right way, prohibited; and possession of gun with light, prohibited. Jose Luis Eslava, 33, of Rocky Mount, N.C., was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Maria Consuelo Hernandez, 39, of Sebring, was charged with permitting unauthorized person to drive. Charles Stanley Hunt, 31, of Lake Placid, was charged with disturbing the peace. Kevin Darnell Jefferson, 35, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Linda Denise Kooi, 50, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Dustin David Lang, 20, of Sebring, was charged for taking wildlife roads/right way prohibited; possession of gun with light prohibited; and discharged firearm in public. Ma'hya-Deen Al-Meen Mu'Min, 41, of Avon Park, was charged with attaching registration license plate not assigned; larceny, petit theft, first degree; failing to register motor vehicle; and driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Karen Shyanne Rice, 66, of Muncie, Ind., was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. John Henry Shirer, 59, of Sebring, was charged with purchase of cocaine; possession of cocaine. Melissa Michelle Smith, 38, of Lake Placid, was charged for obtaining property with worthless check. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, March 5: Maurilio, Antonio, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Donald Thomas Harper, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence; and cruelty toward child, infliction of physical or mental injury. Joseph Lawrence Heston, 23, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Robert Lester Mathews, 43, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use, two counts; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams, two counts. David Earl Matthews, 20, of Mineral Wells, Texas, was charged with crimes against person, corrupted by threatening public servant. Juste Pierre, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Miguel Angelo Sanchez, 41, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or neglect of child without great harm; domestic violence or simple assault, intent threat to do violence; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Brandi Nicole White, 19, of Frostproof, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, March 4: Alberto Arceo, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with conspiring to riot, disrupting education and affray, two counts; criminal mischief; possession of cannabis; possession of drug paraphernalia; breach of peace, disorderly conduct. Grover Leon Broxey, 41, of Live Oak, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for burglary of structure; and resisting arrest with violence. Octavio Gabriel Cisneros, 20, of Wauchula, was charged for no valid driver license. Vincent Edward DeLong, 20, of Boynton Beach, was charged with petit theft. Allen Sidney Edwards, 25, of Washington, D.C., was charged on an out-of-county warrant for selling, manufacturing or delivering drug. Carlos A. Juarbe, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, causing bodily harm; and domestic violence or battery, felony or domestic battery by strangulation. Francis Scott Key, 56, of Wauchula, was charged with battery on law enforcement officer; and resisting with violence. Marcus Douglas Lanfier, 26, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and refusing to submit to driving under the influence of alcohol test after license was suspended. Jose Luis Martin, 27, of Sebring, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Theodore S. McKeithan, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Robert Darnell Moore, 26, of Tampa, was charged on a Hillsborough County warrant for burglary of occupied dweling or conveyance. Alberto Resendiz Morales, 50, of Lake Placid, was charged with simple battery, touch or strike. Christopher Jere Pate, 21, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Jesus Rivas, 31, of Frostproof, was charged with burglary of tool; dealing in stolen property; and grand theft. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 5A Dr. Keatley Waldron Chiropractor13 Ryant Blvd. Sebring Westshore Plazawww.waldronchiropractic.com YEAH PACKERS!(863) 382-4445 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS LIMITED SPACE … CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 30 Get In Shape Learn Self Defense Improve Self Esteem Make Better Grades MARTIAL ARTS AMERICA471-2467 Best After School Program in SebringFREEPICKUP from: Kindergarten Learning Center, Cracker Trail, Sun-N-Lakes, Woodlawn, Fred Wild, Memorial, Hill Gustat, Sebring Middle/High Located on Kenilworth Sebring*Some Restrictions Apply Life Care, Not Day Care ATTENTION RVers!!! 10001 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33876(888) 859-5501 BUTTONWOOD BAY INVITES YOU TO TAKE A TOUR! Enter to WIN One of Three Free Stays! Wednesday, March 16th 1PM … 4 PMSign up Today Specials for New Guests! $ave Even More When You Bring A Buddy! m ore information and menu s election, call 453-4553. The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 L adies Auxiliary will meet at 4 p.m. today. The Men's A uxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. a nd the Post meeting is at 7 p .m. Bar bingo is set for 1 p .m. Thursday. For more i nformation and menu select ion, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will host music w ith Mike Claxton at 5:30 p .m. today. For more inform ation and menu selection, c all 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will host karaoke with F ireman from 5:30-8:30 p.m. t oday. Music by Franke is s et for 6-10 p.m. Thursday. F or more information and m enu selection, call 4650 131.Lunch Club W ednesday meets todaySEBRING Lunch Club W ednesday, a ladies netw orking club (career and c areer retired), will meet t oday and learn about NuSkin & New Tax Laws I nformation." Doors open at 1 1:30 a.m. at the Sebring E lks Lodge for members and g uests with showcases to p review and lunch to be s erved around 11:40 a.m. T he program starts at noon; c ost for lunch is $10. There's n o monthly dues. "Rise and Shine" speaker i s Lisa Thomas, NuSkin independent distributor and owner of two year-round Jackson Hewitt Tax Serive locations and during the tax season three other locations. She will also bring Kathleen Tillman, her operations manager, for any 2011 tax guestions. For more information, contact Diana Albritton at 381-8170.Sweet Adelines invite guestsAVON PARK The Heart of Highland Sweet Adelines invites guests to an evening filled with fun, music and good fellowship at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Avon Park Rotary, 20 S Verona Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Call 382-1269, 699-0743, 4521927.Sebring Country Estates plan business meetingSEBRING The Sebring Country Estates Civic Association Inc. will hold its monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (behind Walmart). The meeting is open to residents and guests of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivisions and is held every second Thursday of the month. New members are invited and welcome to come and share in the association's mission to preserve the neighborhood and to find ways of improving it. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Commodities to be distributedSEBRING March 2011 Commodities will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday at The Salvation Army, 3135 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. If you don't have a 2011 Commodities Card you can register in the office, receive the 2011 card and receive Commodities to take. If you have any other questions, call the Commodities Hotline at 3857548, ext. 306.Works in Faith plans estate saleSEBRING Works in Faith is hosting a large estate sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The organization is helping a family that was referred by the Special Victim Unit of the Highlands County Sheriff's Department. Proceeds from the sales will be going to support local missionaries from Highlands. One is going to travel to 11 countries for 11 months, one is going to Haiti to witness, and one family is traveling to Peru for four years to continue God's work. Some funds will also be used to help with the teen mothers. After the sale, the space will be utilized to sell tons of high quality fabric. There are more than 200 20-gallon totes full. To contribute, call 446-1367. The addresss of the sale is 917 Fielder Ave. Continued from page 2A Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES ROBERTL. ADAMS Robert L. Adams, 93, of S ebring, Fla. died on March 3 2011. He had lived at the P alms of Sebring and was r eceiving Good Shepherd H ospice Care. He was born in Van Buren Township, Putnam County, Ohio to Virgil and Ruth Adams. The family moved to I ndiana in 1927 and Robert g raduated from Lapaz High S chool, Lapaz, Ind., in 1 935. He married Mary E. M artin on Dec. 11, 1937. T hey celebrated their 72nd w edding anniversary just b efore she died on March 9, 2 010. Children surviving are D on (Barbara) Adams of F ort Wayne and Sebring, F la., Pat (Richard) Farmer o f Sebring, Fla., Ruth ( Rick) Peairs of Atascadero, C alif., and Bob (Nancy) A dams of Union, Ky. Also s urviving are 12 grandchild ren, 34 great-grandchild ren and one great-greatg randdaughter. Three grandc hildren and one greatg randdaughter are deceased. B rothers surviving are C lifford and Jim Adams of P lymouth, Ind. One brother, S tuart, and an infant sister, G ertrude Louise, preceded h im in death. Robert worked at K ingsbury Ordinance Plant, B all Band and Studebakers a s well as farmed an 80-acre f arm near Tyner, Ind. In 1 950 he sold that farm and b ought a 160-acre farm in C olumbia City, Ind. He f armed full time until 1972 w hen he went to work for t he Whitley County H ighway Department. The l ast four years he was the s uperintendent and he r etired at 62. They purc hased a home in Sebring in 1 979 and sold the farm. For s everal years they wintered i n Florida and summered in C olumbia City. He was an m ember of the ASC board, h elped assess property for T horncreek Township, was o n the school board, and a m ember of the Eagles in C olumbia City. He was a v olunteer and member of t he Sebring Recreational C lub and helped to maintain the shuffleboard courts. He loved to play shuffleboard and achieved State Pro status by winning points at many tournaments. He also had a workshop where he made many woodworking projects for his family. The viewing was held Tuesday, March 8 from 4-7 p.m. and the funeral will be on March 9 at 1 p.m. at Smith & Sons in Columbia City, Ind., and burial will be in South Park Cemetery. JOYCE A. HOLLYWOOD Joyce A. Hollywood, 57 of Sebring, Fla., died Saturday, March 5, 2011. Joyce was born in Washington, D.C., a graduate of Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Fla. She married Jerry Hollywood in 1975, moving to Sebring in 1978 and received her BAfrom Webber College, Babson Park, Fla. Joyce worked at Sebring High School for several years and at the time of her death she was serving as assistant registrar at South Florida Community College. She was a member of St. Catherine Junior Womens Club and the church choir. Joyce was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Avon Park. She had a love for music and enjoyed playing her white baby grand piano and also enjoyed crocheting. Joyce will be greatly missed for her unconditional love, compassionate heart, unique simplicity and her generosity. She is survived by her loving family, husband, Jerry; mother-in-law, Virginia Hollywood both of Sebring; children and their spouses, Christy and Michael Lynn, Gainesville, Fla.; Brandon and Amanda Hollywood, Sebring; and grandchildren, Carlie Jay Hollywood and Catherine Joyce Lynn. To honor Joyce's memory a music fund is being established at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for those who wish to contribute. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Grace. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park with a time of fellowship and refreshments at Grogan Center, Our Lady of Grace following the burial. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to: Morris Funeral Chapel Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0101 www.morrisfuneralchapel.com PAULRICHARD WHETSTINE Paul Richard Whetstine, 83, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 at his home. He was born Nov. 12, 1927, to John and Ava (Eakle) Whetstine, in Canton, Ill., and had been a resident of Okeechobee and Sebring since 1992, coming from Bettendorf, Iowa. He was a supervisor for the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, retiring in 1988 after over 26 years of service. He attended Canton, Ill. public schools and Allied Institute of Technology and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church in Sebring. Paul is survived by his wife, Eleanor Coleman Whetstine; daughter, Lynne (Rick) Culligan of Chicago, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters. Afuneral service will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Stephenson-Nelson Chapel, Sebring, with Rev. Ron Degenaro officiating. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Hope Hospice, 4840 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com Adams Hollywood

PAGE 6

Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com

PAGE 7

www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 7A

PAGE 8

The tough economy may h ave patrons clutching their w allets tight for many recrea tional and entertainment v entures, but 12 Hours of S ebring is not one of them. "We are doing well; the e conomy isn't affecting us. W e have loyal race fans and I t hink that's why," said S tephenson. This year's Race festivities w ill feature a few new sights a nd aspects that Stephenson a nd vice-president and direct or of sales and marketing, M ichelle DeLaney, are cert ain will be crowd pleasers. DeLaney described a few o f the new events that Race f ans are welcomed to enjoy t his year. "The Intercontinental Le M ans Cup will take place h ere this year. It's a six-race s eries," said DeLaney. There are 24 teams from o verseas. We've always had a n international spin, but this y ear is the most we've ever h ad." At sundown on Friday, M arch 18, Race fans will be i n for a treat as a Balloon G low will light up the track a nd provide beautiful spin on t he Races. Fans can look forward to t he traditional and well loved p arts of the 12 Hours includi ng the Gala, the Run the T rack and Ride the Track e vents, and of course the P arty Zone. The usual live music and entertainment, activities and refreshments will be available to the public. This year's bikini contest will be sponsored by the newly renovated Cowpoke's Watering Hole. The Party Zone will feature the Patron tent as well as a brand new item, the 12 Obstacles of Sebring. The Crossfit challenge is the newest addition to the 12 Hours scene and is headed by Lisa Celentano, hospitality and project manager. Celentano is thrilled about the challenge and invites everyone to pre-register for the event. The course consists of 12 obstacles (each in Crossfit style) that participants must finish. The participants are timed and the top three winners of each group will compete at the main event at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 18. The cost of the 12 Obstacles is $25 per entrant. The participants receive a Tshirt and unlimited beer from Budweiser. The winner of the adult category receives $150 and the teen (ages 13-19) gets $100. The course was constructed voluntarily by ex-Marine Mike Hines, owner of Double H Fencing. Proceeds from the event benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation which provides wounded and disabled law enforcement and military personnel exercise equipment. For race ticket information, call 1-800-626-7223 or visit sebringraceway.com. For information on the 12 Obstacles info, call Celentano at 655-1442 (extension 213). Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989 Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES d escription was, asked why he m ade the changes in job title f or Maria Sutherland to assist ant city manager, why he shuff led around duties in the city's f inance department and if he s igned an employment contract w ith Police Chief Michael J. R owan. Behrens explained that all of t hose decisions were within his j ob description outlined by the c ity charter, ordinances and the c ity policy manual. Behrens also asserted that h is changes were made to prov ide backup people to key p ositions within city hall. "If anything happens, there h as to be someone to step in. E specially in finance," Behrens s aid. "This is not some hidden r eorganization. We had a workl oad that ran our overtime over t he budget. I sat down with the d epartments and we reorgani zed some things around. We j ust finished this last week. I g athered input form the departm ent heads and the staff and t hen I made a decision." Other city council members r esponded that Behrens always r esponded to their questions in a timely fashion. "I called this because of my t ransparency issues and my p roblems with the city manage r. I do not know if he is comm unicating with the others," S chuler said after Councilman P aul Miller pointed out that he h ad no problems with the city m anager and communications. "We need to let him do his j ob," Miller said. "We brought h im in here as city manager, a nd we need to let the man do h is job. "We cannot be stepping on h is toes all the time. We do that a t the evaluation. What has b een done so far, I have no p roblem with him." "I will say that the city mana ger has been responsive to e very issue that I have asked," C ouncilman Parke Sutherland s aid. During the discussion about j ob changes within the finance d epartment, Chief Financial O fficer Renee Green refused to e laborate on some subjects b ecause of what she stated was a concern about backlash from a nother city employee, but r efused to say who that e mployee. "I am not going to say anything, because I will be retaliated against. I have no more comment," Green said. Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray pushed the issue, but Green stood fast on no comment about personnel because of her fears. "I want to get the chain of command here correct. So she is afraid of retaliation from the city manager, she's not afraid of us?" Gray asked. Green made it clear that it was not Behrens she was afraid of, but another co-worker and that she would go no further. "It's a sad picture that someone like Renee Green, who has worked as long as she has for the city, can be afraid to make a comment about policy and be retaliated against," Parke Sutherland said. Despite council concerns, no member of the council called for an investigation into the intimidation matter during the meeting. Schuler then pointed out it was the council's job to make sure that the budget was followed, stating that the job reclassification in the accounting department was followed by a raise of $1.80 per hour, and that other employees are concerned because "no one has gotten a raise in three years." Behrens explained that the raise was because the individual taking on the job had increased responsibilities actually outside the city's job classifications, but that the increase was well within the department's and city's budget. "I just make sure that the city is still following the policy that the council has set," Schuler said. "I might be wrong, and I have been wrong before." Former mayor Tom Macklin pointed out that a couple of employees were given raises before Behrens came into office, including Maria Sutherland, who was given a 10 percent increase in pay after she stepped down from the interim city manager position when Behrens was hired, and Public Works Director Julian Deleon, who received a $12,500 pay increase at the end of Maria Sutherland's term of office that was never approved by council. Macklin stated that in his opinion, Behrens was doing what the charter and the policy manual directed him to do. "I see no place where he has overstepped his authority in what he has done," Macklin said. Macklin also pointed out that Behrens asked council if they would like to oversee all of his changes at a previous meeting, and council declined. "He cracked the door, no one walked through it. If there is anyone who needs to be held accountable, I hold you people up there accountable," Macklin said. "This whole discussion is just in bad faith." Fire department union leader Warren West echoed Macklin's statements about Behrens. "I think we should give him an opportunity to do his job. We have changed the classification in the fire department more than once, and it has never had to come before the council," West said. Gray was still searching for a reason for the meeting at the end. "I've been trying to find out what this meeting was all about. When I called the city manager, he wasn't sure what the meeting was about. Why were certain people getting raises, and some are not? That's why I called the city manager," Gray said. "I am still as confused as when I came up here." But Schuler insisted that the meeting was about communications between the city manager and the council. "The main thing is transparency and communication. According to the charter, he needs to keep us abreast. We as a city council need to know what is going on before it comes out on the street," Schuler said. Behrens is scheduled for an evaluation later in March. Continued from page 1A er meeting that a continuing slide in ad valorem taxes is a problem for the county. "Traditionally, constitutional officers return some funds, and traditionally we have about $2 million left out of budget. That does not take into account the loss in ad valorem revenues this year," Stewart said during a Feb. 1 meeting. "We have to fill that hole," Stewart asserted Tuesday. Commissioners Don Elwell and Richie pushed hard for a $60,000 cut in the recreation budget spending already this year during a meeting on Feb. 22, showing their resolve to bring the budget into line with decreasing revenues. Although Stewart stated she thought the county should stick to this year's approved budget during that meeting, she also voted for the $60,000 cut. "At the last minute, the commission decided Well, we'll take a look at changing it'after the cities already had their budgets made up, and to me that is not fair for this year," Stewart said Feb. 22. But, despite those savings, Elwell and Richie are looking for more. "I know you are already frugal, but is there any way you could help us out further?" Elwell asked Jeff Roth, the director for t he Champion for Childr en Advocacy Center. When Recreation an d Parks made their present ation, Director Vicki Ponti us told the commission th at the Sports Complex w as not even meeting expect ations for revenue gener ation of 50 percent of expenses, although t he complex was very active. "In my opinion, we w ill never get there until we ru n our own concessions ," Pontius told commissio ners. "Put all the cost numbe rs on the table," Stewart sa id to Pontius. "Make sure yo u give us all the numbe rs included in your budgets. Stewart also asked to stop hiring until the com missioners were sure of where they stand overall. "I would like to ask t he commission to put a free ze on all vacancies until w e get further into the bud get," Stewart asked. Commissioners left ea ch of the departments to retu rn later in the year with the ir suggestions, but with a warning to closely revie w their budgets. "We are looking at reductions in every depa rtment. Instead of trying to micro-manage your depa rtment, we are asking you to make those decisions. If you don't do it enoug h, then we will practice it ," Elwell warned. Continued from page 1A Mayor grills manager in AP News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Avon Park's fire department union leader Warren West asks council to let City Manager Bruce Behrens do his job during a special meeting on Monday. If there is anyone who needs to be held accountable, I hold you people up there accountable. This whole discussion is just in bad faith.'TOMMACKLIN former mayor County tells agencies to make budget cuts "Did you just do that live?" Lindsey asked. "I did just do that live, and I believe it's a first in history," replied Mohr. "On behalf of Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and songwriters and artists everywhere, we just want to thank you so much for your courage and your bravery and your effort in just giving all of us a better shot at knowing more." Lindsey said he and his five crewmates wish everyone could see what astronauts see when they look down at Earth. "Hopefully, everybody will be able to do that one of these days," he said. "Hopefully sooner than later." On Monday, Mission Control beamed up a prerecorded message by actor William Shatner of 1960s "Star Trek" fame, in honor of Discovery's final mission. "Theme from Star Trek" was the music contest runner-up. Commander Stev en Lindsey and his crew test ed Discovery's flight system s on the eve of their retur n. Everything checked o ut fine. Discovery departed fro m the International Spa ce Station on Monday, leavin g behind a newly install ed storage compartment an d equipment platform, as well as the first humano id robot in space. The shutt le will wrap up its 13-d ay mission with a noontim e touchdown Wednesda y, weather permitting. Goo d weather is forecast. Discovery is the first of NASA's three shuttles to be retired. Many at NAS A contend that the fleet st ill has lots of flying lifetim e left. But the space agency is under presidential directio n to aim for true outer spac e, which means giving up t he shuttles, which are co nfined to orbit. Two shuttle launch es remain: Endeavour ne xt month and Atlantis at t he end of June. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Race Week to have new activities and a new race News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Motor homes sit parked outside the Sebring International Raceway on Tuesday, they will be permitted to enter the track early next Wednesday. Discovery ready to make landing today Did YouKNOW?EMERGENCY VEHICLESUpon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle,while en route to meet an existing emergency,the driver of every other vehicle shall,when such emergency vehicle is giving audible signals by siren,exhaust whistle, or other adequate device,or visible signals by the use of displayed blue or red lights,yield the right-of-way to the emergency vehicle and shall immediately proceed to a position parallel to,and as close as reasonable to the closest edge of the curb of the roadway,clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed,unless otherwise directed by any law enforcement officer.YOUCANBETICKETEDFORFAILINGTOPULL OVERANDSTOPWHENANAMBULANCE, POLICE, FIREOROTHEREMERGENCYVEHICLEIS TRAVELLINGTOMEETANEMERGENCY. BELOWISTHEFLORIDALAW.

PAGE 9

www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, March 9, 2011Page 9 A CLASSIFIEDS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000433GCS SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs MELYNDA E. RIGDON; UNKNONW SPOUSE OF MELYNDA E. RIGDON; EARL T. RIGDON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EARL T. RIGDON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THOUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 11, BLOCK 26, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on March 22, 2011. DATED THIS 15th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 15th day of February, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k March 2, 9, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28 2009 CA 001658 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, LEGATEES, DEVISEES, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, CREDITORS AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JOANNE E. FLAA A/K/A JOANNE FLAA, DECEASED, ET AL, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated February 14, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28 2009 CA 001658 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff and ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, LEGATEES, DEVISEES, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, CREDITORS AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JOANNE E. FLA A A/K/A JOANNE FLAA, DECEASED; MARY K. FLAA; ____, AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY K. FLAA, IF ANY; MANOR HILL OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; JOANNE E. FLAA A/K/A JOANNE FLAA, DECEASED; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims asheirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in another 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 22nd day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT ``A'' LEGAL DESCRIPTION EXHIBIT ``A'' The East unit of Lot 13, Block 278, Unit 13 Triplex, being more particularly described as follows: a portion of Lot 13, Block 278, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring Unit 13, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, at Page 71 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, said unit being one unit of a triplex which lies on Lot 13, said unit being further described as follows: Beginning at the northeasterly corner of said Lot 13, said corner being on the Southerly right of way of Granada Blvd.; run thence South 53 degrees 04'13'' East 102.68 feet; run thence South 36 degrees 19'48'' West 14.31 feet to the southeasterly corner of said triplex for Point of Beginning 1; run thence South 36 degrees 19'48'' West 24.71 feet; run thence through the common wall between the east and middle units of said triplex North 53 degrees 40'12'' West 54.00 feet; run thence North 36 degrees 19'48'' East 8.71 feet; run thence North 53 degrees 40'12'' West 14.00 feet; run thence North 36 degrees 19'48'' East 16.00 feet; run thence South 53 degrees 40'12'' East 68.00 feet to the Point of Beginning 1. Together with an exclusive easement for the yard for the East Unit as described in the Lot 13, Bloc k 278 Unit 13 Triplex Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions recorded in Official Records Boo k 979, Page 946, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Street Address: 5603 GRANADA BOULEVARD, UNIT 13, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 14th day of FEBRUARY, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLER K By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Cler k March 2, 9, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at CENTUR Y STORAGE BAYVIEW, 2609 BAYVIEW STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 on 3/31/11 at 9:00 AM. Contents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. C227 Beeman, Tina HOUSEHOLD GOODS F419 Gonzales, Phillip Alan HOUSEHOLD GOODS A077 Jarvis, Susen I. HOUSEHOLD GOODS G474 Turner, Joshua David HOUSEHOLD Sale being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash or Credit/Debit Card accepted. Contents to be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following the sale. CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863) 386-0880 March 9, 16, 2011 By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 March 2, 9, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000203 LITTON LOAN SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. JAMES C. CLERE AND CYNTHIA ANN HENDRIX a/k/a CYNTHIA A. HENDRIX Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated February 22, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000203 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein LITTON LOAN SERVICING, LP Plaintiff and are JAMES C. CLERE AND CYNTHIA ANN HENDRIX a/k/a CYNTHIA A. HENDRIX are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., March 23, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 44, IN BLOCK 114, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SIXTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 18, 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. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 23rd day of February, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 10-1231-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT A. GOSSAGE; TINA FONTANA; HAJOCA CORPORATION d/b/a GORMAN COMPANY, a Maine corporation; HORNERXPRESS-MANASOTA, INC., a Florida corporation; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the ``Stipulated Final Judgment as to Count IV of Complaint'' (the ``Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on February 15, 2011, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 24, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.: Lot 14, Block 11, of LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SECTION ONE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page(s) 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID Number: C-01-35-28-020-0110-0140 Lot 29, Block 7, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO. 3, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page(s) 43, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID Number: C-24-35-28-030-0070-0290 Lot 12, Block 7, of LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SECTION ONE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page(s) 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID Number: C-01-35-28-020-0070-0120 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. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 9, 16, 2011 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE The Heartland Workforce Executive Committee will hold a meeting at approx. 10:30 am on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Heartland Workforce One-Stop Career Center, 205 Carlton St., Wauchula, FL. Topic of the meeting is review and discussion of Region 19's proposed standards for Regional Workforce Board expenditures. Interested individuals should arrive no later than 10:25 am. For more information see agenda posted on the Heartland Workforce website at www.hwib.org March 9, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000867 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, vs. PARBATTI BHOLANAUTH, 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-CA000867 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for NovaStar Mortgage Funding Trust, Series 2007-2, is the Plaintiff and Parbatti Bholanauth, 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 22nd day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth ins said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 4 AND 5, IN BLOCK 159, OF SEBRING HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 97, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1523 WOLFE DR., 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/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk March 2, 9, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 09001468GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE BANK OF NEW YORK ON BEHALF OF CIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1; Plaintiff, vs. CAROLE BERTRAND, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROLE BERTRAND, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD, ET AL.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE, AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, IF ANY; SYLVAN SHORES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 14th, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM of the Courthouse, located at 430 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FLORIDA33870, at 11:00 AM on March 24, 2011, the following described property: LOT 314, OF SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION D, ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 13, OF PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 1550 Cedar Brook Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: February 15, 2011. In accordance with the Americans withDisailities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Highlands County Court, (863) 402-6591, or the Florida Relay Service number, 1-800-955-8771, for assistance. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy of Court (COURT SEAL) March 2, 9, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10-CA-000650 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. PAULETTE ROSE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida; I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOT 5, A PORTION OF VENUS PLAT NO. 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 32, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the NW corner of Said Venus Plat No. 2; thence North 88 degrees 14'56'' East along the North line of said Plat a distance of 1567.09 feet; thence South 04 degrees 04'39'' East a distance of 1162.66 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence South 89 degrees 16'17'' East A distance of 659.32 feet; thence South 00 degrees 43'43'' West a distance of 654.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 16'17'' West a distance of 640.33 feet; thence North 04 degrees 04'39'' West a distance of 656.31 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands lying and being in Highlands County, Florida and containing 436760 square feet, 10.027 acres More or Less. and commonly known as: 327 County Road 731, Lot 5, Venus, FL 33960, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the basement of the courthouse in the Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on March 22, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. 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. Disability Language: If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in ta program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the Courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this February 15, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 2, 9, 2011 1050Legals Posted: February 23, 2011 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PUBLIC NOTICE REAPPOINTMENT EVALUATION OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE JAMES M. HOPKINS WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins, West Palm Beach, Florida, is due to expire on October 14, 2011. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term. The basic jurisdiction of the United States magistrate judge is specified in Title 28, United States Code, Section 636. The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging and may include, but are not necessarily limited to the following: 1) Conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; 2) Trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; 3) Conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the district court; 4) Trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants; and 5) Assist the district court with any ``additional duties as are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Laws of the United States.'' At the request of the Chair of the Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, written comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the Court, and should be directed in a confidential/sealed envelope to Steven M. Larimore, Court Administrator Clerk of Court, United States District Court, 400 N. Miami Avenue, Room 8N09, Miami, FL 33128. Members of the Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel: John Mariani, Esq. Chair; Mr. J. Patterson Cooper, Nicole Daggs, Esq., Alexander Del Russo, Esq., Mr. George Elmore, KaiLi Fouts, Esq., John W. Little, Esq., Ryan McCabe, Esq., Ms. Mary Kay Murray, Denise Nieman, Esq., Mr. Harold Ostrow, David Prather, Esq., and John Whittles, Esq. C C o o m m m m e e n n t t s s m m u u s s t t b b e e r r e e c c e e i i v v e e d d n n o o l l a a t t e e r r t t h h a a n n 5 5 : : 0 0 0 0 P P . M M . , A A p p r r i i l l 1 1 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 If you wish to comment, please visit the Court's Internet site at: www.flsd.uscourts.gov and click on the link under the Public Notices section. THE DISTRICT COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER February 27, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 10-489GCS THE HOWARD E. HILL FOUNDATION, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ARMANDO PEREZ, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk of Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 22nd day of March, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., in the Jury Assembly Room at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Highlands County, Florida, to wit: Lot 8, Block 35, of PLACID LAKES SECTION 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 63, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: THE HOWARD E. HILL FOUNDATION, INC., Plaintiff, vs. ARMANDO PEREZ, ET AL.,, and the docket number of which is Number is Case No. 10-489GCS. 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, tot he provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, whose telephone number is (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. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 15th day of February, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 2, 9, 2011 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 9, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Wendy Kummer 6693 Rollin Drive Boston, New York 14025 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Paul S. Gravenhorst Paul S. Gravenhorst, Esq. Attorney for Wendy Kummer Florida Bar Number: 246778 HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP 515 East Los Olas Boulevard Suite 1200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone: (954) 525-1000 Fax: (954) 463-2030 E-Mail: paul.gravenhorst@hklaw.com March 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-75 IN RE: ESTATE OF STEPHEN G. VUKELIC NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Stephen G. Vukelic, deceased, whose date of death was March 25, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-510 IN RE: ESTATE OF KATHLEEN M. CREWS NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KATHLEEN M. CREWS, deceased, whose date of death was November 2, 2010, file number PC-10-510, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3867. 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 9, 2011. Personal Representative: ROBERT C. CREWS P.O. Box 1117 Avon Park, Florida 33826-1117 Attorney for Personal Representative: ASHLEY CALHOUN WINSHIP Florida Bar No. 0657591 Broad and Cassel 390 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 34772 Telephone: (407)839-4200 March 9, 16, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 11000054PCS IN RE: ESTATE OF JUAN H. VELEZ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Juan H. Velez, deceased, whose date of death was November 16, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3867. 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 9, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Mary Ann Velez Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Harry A. Shevin Harry A. Shevin, Esq. Florida Bar #984450 DOMNICK-SHEVIN, PL 5100 PGA Blvd. Suite 317 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Telephone: (561)630-5363 March 9, 16, 2011 dent'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 9, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Timothy J. Garman P.O. Box 6133 West Palm Beach, Florida 33405 Attorney for Personal Representative: WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com March 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-44 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY H. GARMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOROTHY H. GARMAN, deceased, whose date of death was A pril 21, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against deceIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1379 Division: CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased, Plaintiff(s), -vs.PABLO RODRIGUEZ and ROILAN RODRIGUEZ Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Roilan Rodriguez Last known address: 905 W. Pleasant St. Avon Park, FL 33826 Pablo Rodriguez Last known address: 18560 SE 24th Place Silver Springs, FL 34488 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose an Agreement for Deed for the following described property, to wit: Lot 9, Block 176, WOODLAWN TERRACE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 96, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before March 25, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on February 14, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GC 10-1179 Division: CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased, Plaintiff(s), -vs.JOSE L. GONZALES, JR., JENNIFER TABOR, JOSE LUIS GONZALES, SR., WARREN SNYDER and ELIZABETH SAGER, and STATE OF FLORIDA Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Elizabeth Sager Residence and Address unknown Last known address: 1570 W. Poinsettia Rd. Avon Park, FL or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose an Agreement for Deed for the following described property, to wit: The West 45 feet of Lot 4 and the East 30 feet of Lot 5, MORNING SUN MANOR, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 46, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before March 25, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on February 14, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2011 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155 GOING, GOING, GONE! NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIEDS GET RESULTS! DON'T DELAY, CALL TODAY, 385-6155

PAGE 10

Page 10ANews-Sun Wednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.co m PROFESSIONALSERVICEDIRECTORYPROFESSIONALSERVICEDIRECTORY Install doors, windows, flooring, plumbing & more!Licensed & InsuredLic# HM0096HANDYMAN BOBCall 863-452-5201 or 863-449-1744 Service € Repair € Supplies € Equipment Delivered Right to your DoorPool Service & Mobile Retail(863) 382-7728Fax (863) 402-2200 poolparadise101@aol.com www.poolparadiseonline.com Brad & Julie Kurtz Phone (863) 382-7551 FAX (863) 382-2750 1405 US 27 North Sebring, FL33870 C A M P B E L L  S S C O L L I S I O N C E N T E R , I N C Jim Campbell Owner DID YOU KNOW?THENEWSSUNPROFESSIONALSERVICEDIRECTORY ISONEOFTHEMOSTECONOMICAL&EFFECTIVEMEANSOFADVERTISINGTODAY? CALLJOYCE@ 863-385-6155OREMAIL: joyce.fettinger@newssun.com FORDETAILS!! WANDA KLINE WEIGHT LOSS & WELLNESSSee what one drop of your blood indicates as to YOUR nutritional health and well-being. By appointment only863-414-4066 LIVEBLOODANALYSISŽ &WILLIAMSJANITORIALCARPETCLEANING$1095 Per Room3 Rooms Minimum € Upholstery Cleaning € All Types of Flooring € Free EstimatesLic € Bonded € Ins(863) 214-1940 863-465-7491TREE SERVICE,INC.Joe Johnsons TRIMMING € REMOVAL SOD INSTALLATION € STUMP GRINDING LOT CLEARING € PRESSURE CLEANING Will Beat Any Written Estimate!Peoples Choice Award Free Estimates Licensed & Insured Avon Park (863) 453-2525 Lake Placid (863) 699-2525 Lake Wales (863) 679-9200 Sebring (863) 382-1515 Wauchula (863) 767-1515Sebring Fax (863) 382-9939 W al-Mart Loca tions: Lake Wales (863) 676-0569 Sebring (863) 385-5371 Avon Park (863) 452-7010 INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED No job is too small. We can take care of all your home repairs and maintenance needs.€ Small Flooring Jobs € Some Electric & Plumbing863-381-6677 Free Estimates Rogers Handyman ServicesRoger McCartney JRlicensed and insured Rockys Tree Service LLC863-382-239724 Hour Emergency ServiceServing All Central Florida Area€ Fully Insured € Tree Removal € Tree Trimming € Free Estimates € Tree Topping € Stump GrindingSebring,FL 33870 S&D TREE SERVICEMore For Your BuckŽLicensed & Insured / ISA Certified863-441-5154€ Tree Trimming € Tree Removal € Stump Grinding € Lot Clearing Will beat any quoteFree Stump Grinding with any Tree Removal 20 Years experience Excellent References Daily Weekly BiweeklyMonthly Janitorial Service Recently Relocated to Lake Placid Sebring Looking To Build New Clientele 863-243-1801 / Shelly A long$1000per hour NO JOB TOO SMALL WE DO IT ALLHOME REPAIRS € MAINTENANCE € YARDWe Will Beat Anyones Price Call For Free Estimate305-797-1942 Fair and Honest Service Based on Christian ValuesAre You or a Loved One Living Alone?€ Safety/Wellness Visitations € Life Management Assistance € Nursing Home Visitation & Reporting € Errand/Concierge ServicesPersonal Concierge Services€ item pick-up/delivery € grocery shopping € courier/delivery € petsitting € pet transport to vet or groomer € home security checks € meal pick-up/delivery € plus much,much more!!! (863) 382-8825www .kbcar eandconcier ge.com Trustworthy, Insured & Experienced Repairs Upgrades Training Installations Wi-fi SetupCall for appointment: 863-633-9232COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Freedom Lawn CareGet the freedom you deserveCarl Horton ~OwnerVet. & Sr. Discount € Lawn Maintenance € Landscaping € Small Tree Work € Clean Ups € Free Estimates863-655-2526 W e d d i n g g C h a p e l o f f L o v e Romantic Weddings Renewal Of Vows Commitment Ceremonies Designs For Your Cherished Moments Will Come To Your Location 4 Ministers on Staff863-385-5673 Nest Egg Bookeeping, Inc.Why pay accounting fees for bookkeeping? € Monthly Bill Pay € Bank Reconciliations € Correspondence € Insurance/Medicare AssistanceCall to see how we can help youƒ863-385-0888NESTEGGBOOK@YAHOO.COMSpecializing in individuals Ser vice A vailable 7 Days A W eek Website: extraordinaireairconditioning.com EXTRAORDINAIRE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING LLC 863-451-2399Mike & Kandy Sheldone CEO/Owner Lic# CAC 1816569All Service Calls $40 € Free Estimates € Licensed & Insured € Will Meet or Beat Any Price Family Owned &Operated with over 6 years experience Addison Lawn Care 863-441-0055 TAX DEED SALE: 4/13/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-7895 TAX DEED NO.: 10000789TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-7895 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C213429-06000001110 LOT 111 LINCOLN HEIGHTS SUB ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 42 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF DELORES BROWN SMITH UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 4/13/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 3/9/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK March 9, 16, 23, 30 TAX DEED SALE: 4/13/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-8510 10000788TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-8510 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C223529-03008200240 LOT 24 BLOCK 82 DESOTO CITY 2ND SUB ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 39 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF KEVIN CARPENTER; SANDRA CARPENTER UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 4/13/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 3/9/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK March 9, 16, 23, 30 TAX DEED SALE: 4/13/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-8038 10000787TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-8038 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C283429-09000000310 LOT 31 RIDGEWOOD EST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11 PAGE 27 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF A L WILLIAMS; NOVELLA WILLIAMS UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 4/13/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 3/9/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK March 9, 16, 23, 30 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-843-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WOODY'S TRUCKING, INC.; PROGRESS ENERGY SERVICE COMPANY, LLC; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION,Defendants. NOTICE OF SALEPURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, WOODY'S TRUCKING, INC., dated the 25th day of October, 2010, in Case No. 10-843-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and WOODY'S TRUCKING, INC. is the Defendant, I will sell tothe highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.. on the 24th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendant, WOODY'S TRUCKING, INC., and described as follows: The East 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 11, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, Less the East 25 feet for Road right-of-wayANDA portion of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of Section 16, Township 35 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northeast cornerof the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section 16; thence run South 89 degrees 07' 13'' West along the North line of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section, 264.75 feet to a point located on the West right-of-way of U.S. highway No. 27; thence South 05 degrees 00' 30'' East along said right-ofway, 379.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 07' 30'' West and parallel with said North line of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section, 1048.33 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 89 degrees 07' 30'' West, 715.89 feet, to a point located on the West line of the East Three-quarters (E 3/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section; thence South00 degrees 25' 51'' West and along said line 510.90 feet to a point located on the North right-of-way of State Road 66, said point also lying an arc of a curve having a radius of 5779.58 feet and a central angle of 07 degrees 25' 28''; thence in a Northeasterly direction and along said right-of-way and said curve 748.93 feet, said arc subtended by a chord which bears North 76 degrees 35' 50'' East for 748.41 feet; thence North 01 degrees 22 40 '' West, 348.44 feet to the Point of Beginning. Real Propertyor its address is commonly known as: 2023 North Isabelle Lake Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 AND 460 State Road 66, Sebring, FL 33870 Real Property tax identification number is: C-11-3328-A00-0220-0000 and C-16-35-29-A00-00320000. DATED on February 16, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said CourtBy /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk March 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals FIND A SWEETHEART OF A DEAL! Search the News-Sun classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

PAGE 11

www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, March 9, 2011Page 11 A Highlands County Sheriffs OfficeSusan Benton Sheriff 434 Fernleaf Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870Integrity € Quality Service € ProfessionalismTELECOMMUNIC A TOR Apply at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 402-7218 Drug Free Workplace/E.O.E./A.D.E.A./Veterans Preference BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE CONDUCTEDAnnual Salary: $24,544Of fers this exciting car eer if you have what it takes to: JOIN OUR TEAM OF DEDICA TED PROFESSIONALS € Talk on the radio € Work on computers € Multi-task € Make sound decisions € Listen carefully € Handle stress Paid benefits include State of Florida Retirement, health/dental/life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. € 12 hour rotating shifts € High school diploma/G.E.D. 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 Transportation RV 38'2010 5TH Wheel. EAGLE RIDGE by HEARTLAND, 2BR, 1BA, 2 slides, fiberglass, W/D, awning. All options. $29,000 obo. Immediate Sale! 321-437-5887 CAMPER -1999 PROWLER LS Excellent Condition, Super Slide-out, Queen Bed, Many Extras. $7500 OBO. 570-352-7766 2011 39FT. Monte Carlo 2 slides, 2BR, sleeps 8, CHA, washer / dryer, self contained, microwave and awning. Every option. Limited Edition. $23,500. MUST SELL! 630-631-1795 2010 BMXUTV 500 4 Seater, 4 X 4. $7400. 8633865445 2010 38'HY-LINE Travel Trailer Park Model. Very Clean. 2 Slide outs, W/D, Bayfront, non-smoke, no pets. Will Deliver. Lake Josephine RV Resort area. $21,000. 941-518-4040SEBRING RACESPOTSThree (3) Reserved Parking Spots on Turn 15. Great View, on Concrete. $400 each; Take Some or All! Call 863-381-9526 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 Recreation NOTICE Florida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. CHOCOLATE LAB10 months old MALE, AKC registered, health certificate, all shots. $100 863-382-8237 or 863-214-4451 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING COUNTRYESTATES 521 Volvo Ave. Fri & Sat, Mar 11 & 12, 8am 3pm. Collectibles, tools, jewelry, proof sets & coins, fishing equip., old banks, framed beer posters, household items & Lots Of Misc. SEBRING -HUGESALE! 1086 Lakeview Dr. (across from VFW). Fri & Sat Mar 11 & 12, 8am 2pm. Furn., collectibles, clothing, 2 boats, household items. Too Much To List! SEBRING -PARKING LOT SALE 2237 US 27, S. (Sebring Heart Cnt), Sat, March 12th, 7am-Noon. Computers, File Cabinets, Chairs, Clothing, Shoes & MUCH MORE!! SEBRING -Huge Sale! 5729 CR 17 S (Desoto City) Fri Sat Sun, Mar. 11-12-13., 8am ? Clothes, tools, household items, travel trailer. Too Much To List! SEBRING -BIGGGGG YARD SALE! 2454 Lakeview Dr. Fri Sat Sun Mar 11-12-13, Clean Under cover Furn., to knick knacks. Plus all in between. SEBRING -5713 Angelo Cir. Sat Mar. 12th, 7AM 2PM. Something for Everyone Too Much To List! SEBRING -3998 Eiland Dr, Hwy 66 to Payne Rd, corner Eiland & Payne, Thurs-Fri-Sat, Mar 10-11-12, 8am-2pm. Lots of good bargains... Something for Everyone! SEBRING -1203 Lake Sebring Blvd., Fri & Sat 3/11 & 3/12, 7AM ? Collectibles, furn., glassware, tools. Much 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. 7320Garage &Yard Sales LAKE PLACID-Multi Family Sale. 35 & 39 Cove Rd. Fri & Sat Mar 11 & 12, 8am 2pm. Patio furn., lg. bar, sleep sofa, fishing, household, mechanic / yard tools, Cargo trsiler & much more! 863-699-9473 FROSTPROOF -1901 S. Lake Reedy Blvd, Fri-Sat, Mar 11&12, 8am-4pm. Tools, Exercise Equipment, 7-pc Bedroom Set, Household Items, Jewelry, Clothing & Lots of Misc. BUTTONWOOD BAY Spring Arts / Crafts & Bake Sale Sat. March 12, 8AM to 11AM Recreation Center Free Adminission Door Prizes US 27 S 1mi. S of Rte. 98 & 66 AVON PARKMulti Family Yard & Bake Sale! 218 E. Walnut St. Sat Mar 12th, 8Am 2pm. Twin beds, cypress yard swing, household items, clothes,books, movies and CDs. Much More! AVON PARKHAIR DEPOT 2650 US 27, N., Sun, Mar 13th. Antiques, Nice Furniture, Solid Wood Hutch, Tables & Chairs, Tools, Table Saw, Mattresses, Lamps, Paintings, Milk Cans, Videos, Dishes, & Lots More! Must Downsize! AVON PARK3221 N. Cambridge Rd, Sat, Mar. 12th. Recvr's (HD) & Dishes, Stereo & TV Equip. & Cables, Computer Equip., Cycle/ATV Jack, Lg Gas Grill, Corning Ware, Microwave, Artwork, Clothing & LOTS MORE!! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WHEEL &TIRE (1) Large, LT 265/70 R17. $55, cash only please. 863-699-1119 VACUUM -Upright, excellent condition, clean as a whistle! $20 863-402-2285 TYPEWRITER -SHARP electric $30 863-471-2502 STOVE -Electric, Clean & Works Great! Also vent hood (does not match stove) Both $75. 863-382-2717 RECLINER -LAZYBOY, Ladies size, light blue coudoroy, in new condition w/arm covers. $75. 863-332-5012 PAPER WEIGHT6'', Glass, with flower inside. $20. 863-873-7201 or 863-441-0448 NAVAJO -Bracelet / watch band. Silver / turquoise, heavy. $80 863-402-2285 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 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 DS -PINK, like new w/case & 2 games. Asking $90 OBO. Call 863-381-1839. DRAFTING T-SQUARE48'' Stainless Steel, $10. 863-873-7201 or 863-414-0448 BOAT ANCHOR(2) 25lbs, $65, cash only please. 863-699-1119 BED EXTENDERfor Chevy Colorado truck. $75 863-243-1633 BARBIE DOLLHOUSE 4 ft w/furniture. Asking $90 OBO. Call 863-381-1839. 7310Bargain Buys 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 7300MiscellaneousDAYBED 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 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING (2)Available 3926 Kenilworth Blvd, 1500 sq ft, $550/mo : A/C, office, BA, lg overhead door, near Sebring High School. 640 Park St, 6400 sq ft, $2500/mo : A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. 941-416-2813 6750Commercial RentalGARAGE 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 -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent 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 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 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 6200UnfurnishedApartments 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 -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 Rentals 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 NO NEED FOR A BANK! Owner Financing 3BR, 1BA remodeled, NICE HOME! Woodlawn Elem. area. 1243 Fernvale Ave. 863-227-2717 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. 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 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 ARE YOURA HIGHLANDS COUNTY PREMIEREHAIRSTYLIST, LOOKING FOR AS SECURE PROFESSIONAL WORK PLACE? CALL DIANE 863-532-9440 2100Help WantedCAREGIVERSNOW 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 REGISTERED 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 Employment 8000Recreation LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what you're doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 385-6155 1200Lost & FoundTHE GREATER SEBRING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is now accepting resumes for the position of President/CEO. Applicants must possess a strong financial background with excellent administrative, organizational and marketing skills. Salary is competitive. Resumes will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, March 18. Finalists will be interviewed Friday, March 25. Send resumes to: Attention Search Committee Chair, Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870.HOME 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 NEED 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

PAGE 12

Page 12ANews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com TODAYMostly sunny and nice83 / 63Winds: SE at 8-16 mphNot as warm with a thunderstorm76 / 46Winds: W at 10-20 mphTHURSDAYMostly sunny70 / 45Winds: NNW at 10-20 mphFRIDAYSunny and pleasant75 / 50Winds: SE at 6-12 mphSATURDAYMostly sunny and pleasant79 / 55Winds: ENE at 7-14 mphSUNDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. Washington Washington 52/42 52/42 New York NewYork 44/35 44/35 Miami Miami 80/69 80/69 Atlanta Atlanta 62/43 62/43 Detroit Detroit 43/34 43/34 Houston Houston 73/45 73/45 Chicago Chicago 48/27 48/27 Minneapolis Minneapolis 37/19 37/19 Kansas City KansasCity 44/24 44/24 El Paso ElPaso 69/37 69/37 Denver Denver 54/30 54/30 Billings Billings 46/33 46/33 Los Angeles LosAngeles 78/54 78/54 San Francisco SanFrancisco 64/49 64/49 Seattle Seattle 54/43 54/43 Washington 52/42 New York 44/35 Miami 80/69 Atlanta 62/43 Detroit 43/34 Houston 73/45 Chicago 48/27 Minneapolis 37/19 Kansas City 44/24 El Paso 69/37 Denver 54/30 Billings 46/33 Los Angeles 78/54 San Francisco 64/49 Seattle 54/43 A potent storm system will bring another round of severe weather today, with its bullseye shifting into the Southeast. Alabama, western Georgia and the Florida Panhandle will especially be at risk where damaging winds, ” ooding rain, hail and tornadoes are possible. Rain and thunderstorms will drench the Ohio Valley, returning the possibility of ” ooding. Meanwhile, snow, some of which will be heavy, will blanket the Upper Midwest on the north side of this system. U.S. Cities National Forecast for March 9Shown 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 Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu. Fri.Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W):ssunny, pcpartly cloudy, ccloudy, shshowers, tthunderstorms, rrain, sfsnow ” urries, snsnow, iice. Albuquerque 60/32/s 68/38/s 67/37/s Atlanta 62/43/t 53/32/pc 57/41/s Baltimore 50/42/pc 56/40/r 54/33/pc Birmingham 68/39/t 55/33/pc 62/41/s Boston 38/30/s 43/38/r 51/39/r Charlotte 53/51/sh 65/34/t 57/33/s Cheyenne 46/30/s 58/32/s 52/23/pc Chicago 48/27/r 41/23/sf 45/33/c Cleveland 44/35/r 42/29/c 39/28/pc Columbus 52/38/r 46/29/sn 47/33/pc Dallas 66/40/s 70/48/s 75/47/s Denver 54/30/s 68/33/s 61/25/pc Detroit 43/34/r 42/27/sf 42/28/pc Harrisburg 44/38/pc 51/38/r 49/31/c Honolulu 82/71/pc 82/69/s 82/70/s Houston 73/45/s 72/43/s 73/53/s Indianapolis 54/33/r 43/26/sf 49/36/pc Jackson, MS 70/38/t 61/33/s 65/41/s Kansas City 44/24/c 51/34/s 63/34/pc Lexington 60/39/r 44/28/sn 47/35/pc Little Rock 58/35/c 59/36/s 65/45/pc Los Angeles 78/54/s 76/52/s 72/52/s Louisville 58/38/r 47/31/sn 53/40/pc Memphis 56/36/t 52/37/s 61/47/pc Milwaukee 44/27/r 38/24/sf 39/30/c Minneapolis 37/19/sn 33/23/pc 38/26/sn Nashville 66/39/t 48/32/c 55/39/pc New Orleans 74/50/t 65/44/s 65/48/s New York City 44/35/pc 50/44/r 53/37/r Norfolk 58/50/pc 69/46/r 52/39/pc Oklahoma City 58/33/s 67/41/s 72/41/s Philadelphia 49/39/pc 56/42/r 52/35/c Phoenix 80/53/s 84/56/s 83/56/s Pittsburgh 45/40/r 48/32/r 43/31/pc Portland, ME 36/23/s 40/34/sn 46/37/r Portland, OR 59/46/sh 55/42/r 54/40/c Raleigh 57/54/c 66/38/r 58/35/s Rochester 40/35/sn 47/32/r 41/30/sf St. Louis 50/31/c 49/32/pc 59/39/pc San Francisco 64/49/pc 60/47/pc 58/45/s Seattle 54/43/r 51/39/r 52/40/c Wash., DC 52/42/pc 58/39/r 54/36/pc Cape Coral 86/63/s 78/49/t 72/47/s Clearwater 82/66/s 73/51/t 67/51/s Coral Springs 80/67/pc 80/52/t 73/54/pc Daytona Beach 78/62/pc 74/44/t 64/43/s Ft. Laud. Bch 80/68/pc 81/53/t 73/56/pc Fort Myers 86/64/s 79/50/t 72/49/s Gainesville 79/61/pc 69/37/t 64/36/s Hollywood 80/66/pc 82/53/t 74/52/pc Homestead AFB 78/67/pc 78/54/t 72/53/pc Jacksonville 76/61/pc 68/38/t 64/37/s Key West 80/70/s 80/62/t 69/61/pc Miami 80/69/pc 80/54/t 73/55/pc Okeechobee 79/63/pc 80/49/t 69/46/s Orlando 82/62/pc 75/45/t 69/45/s Pembroke Pines 80/66/pc 82/53/t 74/52/pc St. Augustine 72/63/pc 68/42/t 60/41/s St. Petersburg 82/66/s 74/51/t 67/51/s Sarasota 80/64/s 72/51/t 68/47/s Tallahassee 75/55/t 67/37/s 67/37/s Tampa 80/65/s 74/50/t 69/48/s W. Palm Bch 80/65/pc 80/49/t 70/51/pc Winter Haven 83/63/s 75/46/t 69/46/s Acapulco 90/68/s 90/70/s 88/69/s Athens 48/36/sh 54/39/sh 58/44/s Beirut 53/44/r 51/44/r 54/45/s Berlin 47/35/sh 48/35/sh 48/31/sh Bermuda 71/64/s 71/66/sh 70/61/sh Calgary 43/26/pc 36/3/sn 19/17/c Dublin 46/39/pc 50/36/pc 46/37/sh Edmonton 29/12/pc 15/-5/sn 7/1/c Freeport 80/62/pc 77/60/t 72/55/pc Geneva 54/36/s 59/39/s 61/42/s Havana 86/65/s 81/60/t 80/58/pc Hong Kong 66/61/r 72/63/s 71/64/pc Jerusalem 48/37/r 44/38/r 47/37/r Johannesburg 84/57/pc 84/57/s 87/60/pc Kiev 36/20/s 40/30/s 48/33/pc London 52/41/pc 52/36/pc 50/37/pc Montreal 34/26/s 40/35/sn 37/36/sn Moscow 34/15/s 28/11/s 31/30/sf Nice 58/43/s 60/45/s 60/47/c Ottawa 30/23/pc 34/33/sn 37/36/sf Quebec 28/17/s 33/26/sn 39/35/i Rio de Janeiro 82/74/sh 83/73/sh 85/74/s Seoul 41/20/pc 46/27/s 50/30/s Singapore 85/75/r 86/75/r 84/77/r Sydney 88/68/pc 85/67/pc 80/65/r Toronto 38/35/sn 41/40/c 41/35/sf Vancouver 49/44/r 49/39/r 47/41/c Vienna 52/44/s 59/47/pc 60/46/pc Warsaw 44/35/s 44/37/sh 45/29/sh Winnipeg 28/6/c 34/19/c 34/3/c A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High ............................................ 11:05 a.m. Low ............................................... 4:44 a.m. High ............................................ 11:40 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:00 p.m. Mostly sunny and nice today. Mainly clear tonight. Considerable cloudiness, breezy and not as warm tomorrow with a shower or thunderstorm around. Friday: mostly sunny. Saturday and Sunday: sunny and pleasant. On March 9, 1995, a blinding dust storm on I-10 contributed to a 23-car accident with 10 fatalities near Wilcox, Ariz. Poor visibility helps cause many multiple vehicle crashes. Mostly sunny and nice today. Winds southeast 10-20 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 60% and good drying conditions. Mainly clear tonight. € 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 Thursday Sunrise 6:42 a.m. 6:41 a.m. Sunset 6:32 p.m. 6:32 p.m. Moonrise 9:07 a.m. 9:48 a.m. Moonset 10:51 p.m. 11:46 p.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2011Jacksonville 76/61 Gainesville 79/61 Ocala 80/61 Daytona Beach 78/62 Orlando 82/62 Winter Haven 83/63 Tampa 80/65 Clearwater 82/66 St. Petersburg 82/66 Sarasota 80/64 Fort Myers 86/64 Naples 83/63 Okeechobee 79/63 West Palm Beach 80/65 Fort Lauderdale 80/68 Miami 80/69 Tallahassee 75/55 Apalachicola 74/57 Pensacola 74/48 Key West Avon Park 83/63 Sebring 83/63 Lorida 80/62 Lake Placid 86/62 Venus 86/62 Brighton 82/63 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 4:39 a.m. Low ............................................... 9:27 a.m. High .............................................. 3:44 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:16 p.m. UV Index TodayThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 6 8 6 2 Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional SummaryShown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.Five-Day forecast for Highlands County 80/70 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 12.02 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Friday ............................................ 80 Low Friday ............................................. 57 High Saturday ........................................ 82 Low Saturday ......................................... 56 High Sunday .......................................... 82 Low Sunday ........................................... 37 High Monday ......................................... 77 Low Monday .......................................... 49Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 45% Expected air temperature ....................... 83 Makes it feel like .................................... 84BarometerSaturday .............................................29.94 Sunday ................................................30.05 Monday ...............................................30.13PrecipitationSaturday .............................................0.00Ž Sunday ................................................0.00Ž Monday ...............................................0.00Ž Month to date ..................................... 0.43Ž Year to date ......................................... 3.30Ž

PAGE 13

By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The Blue S treaks'winning ways on the t ennis courts continued this p ast weekend as both the boys a nd girls squads took team h onors at the Heartland C onference Tournament F riday and Saturday. Played in Avon Park, the b oys took four of the five sing les titles, with Brian Miller r oaring back from an early d eficit to take a 7-5,6-0 win o ver Hardee's Juan Mier at t he No. 1 slot. Sebring also got singles w ins from Andrew Keith at N o. 3, who rolled to a 6-0, 60 win, Sam Galati at No. 4 a nd Abhi Shah. Shah's win was a straights et 6-4, 6-1 breeze compared t o the three set, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 r ally that Galati endured for h is win over Lake Placid's N ic Yacaboni. Andrew Midence then t eamed up with Miller to take a 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 1 doub les and Keith and Galati t ooke a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2. The only title not gotten by a Blue Streak went to a Red D evil as Avon Park's Dawson C olero took the No. 2 singles t rophy with a 6-3, 6-4 win o ver Midence. Back at the Sebring High S chool Courts, the Lady S treaks provided a virtual r epeat of what the boys were d oing, taking all but one sing les title and getting firsts in b oth doubles finals. Sebring's only falter in the f inals was at No. 1 singles w here Kaley Walter was tryi ng to atone for her lone loss o f the regular season thus far, t o DeSoto's Kayla Muse. Muse cruised to a 6-0 first s et win, but Walter stormed b ack to dominate a 6-1, second-set win. The third set proved quite a battle, with Muse hanging on for a 6-4 win. With Joy Donglason out for recent matches due to injury, the No. 2 singles slot needed to be filled. Nisha Patel filled in nicely and took a first-place trophy home to boot, taking a 6-2, 6-2 win before Kelly Broen earned her own trophy with a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 3. Morgan Heston battled with Lake Placid freshman Hannah Waller and came away with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 4 and Micaela DeVane won No. 5 singles by a 6-4, 6-4 margin over Entrinity Packett of DeSoto. Walter did walk away with a first, as she and Patel got past Lady Dragons'Jalitza Serrano and Deta Waller for the No. 1 doubles title. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, March 9, 2011NASCAR This WeekPage 4 B Courtesy photo With head coach Joanne Bostanche, from left, Lake Placid's Hannah Waller, Deta Waller and Jalitza Serrano show off their medals won at last weekend's Heartland Conference Tennis Tournament. Courtesy photo From left, Morgan Heston, Micaela DeVane, Kaley Walter, Joy Donglason, Kelly Broen and Nisha Patel serve as an elated backdrop to the first-place trophies each won at the Heartland Conference Tennis Tournament. News-SunSEBRING The Inaugural Seminole T rail Run 5K at Sun & Lakes Preserve a rea drew a spirited field of 40 particip ants. Race organizer Erin McCarta's chall enging trail test of wills proved to be l ots of fun for the Seminole Booster f und-raiser. Only two runners took a spill on the r ough terrain, and no one had a major i njury. Kim Price, of Avon Park, won the r ace and top female position in a fine 2 4:48 and young twelve-year old Danny C ool, also of Avon Park, won top male h onors in 26:31. Overall Female Winner: Kim Price 24:48 Overall Male Winner: Danny Cool 26:31 Female Master: Paula Jean Lunt 25:08 Male Master: Ron Bednosky 29:42 Female Grand Master: Lois Hotchkiss 34:50 Male Grand Master: Carl Cool 33:34 Female Age Group Finishers(14 & Under) Savannah Oldfield 34:44 (25-29) Holly Kelsey36:52, Maria Fabela 40:46 (30-34) Sarah Smith 36:23, Meagan Bell 1:04:35 (35-39) Kelly Griffin 28:22, Lori Ashworth 33:07 ( 40-44 ) Vicki Musselman 28:21, Julia Miller 44:52 (45-49) Pam Farr 31:45, Susie Whitehead 42:21 (55-59) Martie Brooker 35:18, Peggy EssexKlammer 40:08 (65-69) Fran Rolston 59:25.Male Age Group Finishers(14 & Under) Dane Kelsey, Jr; 51:38 (15-19) Zach Farr 30:13 (25-29) Raulie Raulerson 28:25, Calvin Crowell 47:14 (30-34) Carlos Torres 31:08, Dane Kelsey 51:38, David Bell 1:04:37 (35-39) Bryant Musselman 27:07, Carolos Torres 41:46, Randal Ennis 47:16 (40-44) Steve Ashworth 29:46 (50-54) John Whitehead 34:03, Steve Farr 34:26 (55-59) Dr. Mike McLeod 33:35 ( 65-69 ) Cliff Ables 42:00. Price, Cool take inaugural Semionle Trail Run Heartland goes Sebring's way By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID It sure wasn't pretty, Monday's 4-3, 8-inning win for the Lady Dragons over visiting Fort Meade but as the saying goes, a win is a win and Lake Placid has been seeing their fair share thus far this season. But in the rematch against a Lady Miner team that the Dragons had trounced 12-6 on Feb. 25, such a high-scoring affair was not going to be on a clear and chilly night. Both teams had plenty of chances, as well as gave each other plenty of chances with errors too numerous to list. But while extra runners were allowed to reach base, a sparkling defensive play would keep them there. Such as in the first, when a throw home by shortstop Taylor Test cut down a runner at the plate to end the inning. Or the six-three-two double play with runners on second and third in the second inning. An infield single would plate a run for Fort Meade in the frame, but the damage was limited to that lone score. The Dragon bats, meanwhile, were feeling the chill of the air and the confusion of a consistently erratic strike zone. Into the fourth it was still the slim 1-0 lead for the Miners before a run in the top of the frame on a single to center doubled the lead to two. But a soon-to-be familiar trio would bring Lake Placid back in the bottom of the inning. Arnetia Gobourne started it with a single to center, followed by another shot up the middle by Ashley Wells. Gobourne raced to third and as the throw came that way, Wells alertly made it to second. Cheyenne Wise followed with a base-knock to left that brought Gobourne home and when the ball got past the left fielder, Wells came in with the tying run. Again, each team would have their chances, as Breauna Corley's two-out double couldn't be brought in the fifth. Fort Meade had one on in the sixth when a pop to short center froze the runner on first, allowing a quick-thinking Gobourne, the center fielder, to scoop it up after it hit the grass and race to second for the force. Adropped third strike and an error then loaded the bases for the Miners, but start er Laine Weber-Callahan snar ed a comebacker and threw to first to retire the side. The southpaw retired t he side in order to give her tea m a shot in the bottom of t he seventh to avoid ext ra innings, and it looked to be going that way when Kay la McMahon rocketed a shot to third that couldn't be handl ed cleanly followed by Jeri ca Worely reaching when h er pop to short center found t he turf to put runners on fir st and third with nobody o ut and Weber-Callahan comin g up. But the hard-hitting lef ty was promptly plunked by t he first pitch to load the bases Apitcher to catcher fiel der's choice kept the winnin g run from coming in, as d id the ensuing pop-up that t he Lady Dragons squeak past Miners News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Breauna Corley ripped a fifth-inning double Monday, and though she was stranded, the Lady Dragons came back for a 4-3 win over Fort Meade. See DRAGONS, page 3B Boys, girls both win titles By TIM REYNOLDS APSports WriterMIAMI Havin g LeBron James, Dwya ne Wade and Chris Bo sh together was supposed to be the Miami Heat formu la for many championships And it might. Someday Right now, it isn't. Wi th the playoffs a little mo re than a month away, time is running out. So maybe it was fittin g that Heat coach Er ik Spoelstra had his back to the wall of Miami's pra ctice court Monday wh en trying his best to clear u p "Crygate." Here was h is clarification: He sa w glossy eyes, but heard n o whimpering. Ultimately, little of th at matters. Aday aft er Spoelstra said there was "a couple guys crying in t he locker room" in t he moments that follow ed Sunday's 87-86 loss to t he Chicago Bulls the late st entry in a growing list of last-second chances go ne awry whether tea rs were falling or not is irre levant. Shots aren't falling. That's the bigger iss ue for the Heat, who have lo st four straight and are ear ly in their toughest stretch of the season. Portland, har dly a slouch from the su ddenly surging Weste rn Conference, visits o n Tuesday. Kobe Bryant an d the two-time defendin g Miami's Wade says We're fine' See WADE, page 3B We're a team that no one wants to see in the first round' DWAYNEWADE 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 for the second Sebring Hall of Famerun. A5K event last year will be a bit longer this year. "We're going to run the entire track, starting an d ending at the finish line, so it will be the full 3.7-mi le Sebring circuit," said Joh n Barben, who is heading u p the event for the Sebrin g Hall of Fame Committee. The event will be held o n the morning of March 1 2 and ispresented by Gold 's Gym. "We do have some oth er sponsorship opportuniti es available as well," he said Run the Race Track set for March 12 See RUN, page 3B

PAGE 14

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 entry fee is $60 per person with prizes in flight groups, lunch, goodie bag and refreshments on the course. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun tee time. Entry information and check payable to Avon Park Noon Rotary mailed to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Rd, Sebring, FL 33872. Golfers should include their names and handicaps along with their check. Those needing a form may email 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 available for the first time this year. All Rotary club members are urged to support participate in the event that benefits local Rotary charity projects. Business hole signs for $100 are also available by contacting Chet via email or phone.SHSBasketball CampSEBRING The SHS basketball program will be hosting a basketball camp for boys and girls, in 2nd-6th grade, on Monday, March 28, and Tuesday, March 29, from 8 a.m.4 p.m. The cost of the camp is $20 and is appropriate for players of all skill levels and experience. Current and former Streaks will be on hand to help with the camp, which will also feature contests, competitions and prizes. Campers can either bring their own lunch or purchase lunch there for a reasonable price. Please contact Coach Lee at 441-1221, or by email at leem@highlands.k12.fl.us .Sandy Foster MemorialSEBRING NU-HOPE Elder Care Services annual golf tournament is just around the corner. The NU-HOPE Board of Directors has chosen to rename the golf tournament this year in memory of Sandy Foster, former Executive Director of NU-HOPE Elder Care Services. Sandy passed away very unexpectedly in September of last year. Sandy loved golf and ran a very successful golf tournament for 13 years; in his memory the tournament will be renamed the "Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament." This year we are continuing with Sandy's passion for the tournament with flight, raffle and door prizes. In the last three years the field was full, with a wait list, so sign up soon! The first annual Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament will be held on April 9, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, at the Country Club of Sebring. The tournament will be a two-person scramble format. Entry fee will be $60 per person ($120 per team) which includes lunch afterwards and refreshments during the tournament. Registration forms are available at the Country Club of Sebring Pro Shop (John Vickers) or can be obtained via mail or fax by calling Debbie Slade at 382-2134. Business sponsorships are also available for this event. The revenue from this event is used for the local match'amount this organization needs each year to secure federal and state grant funds in our effort to continue providing home and communitybased services to the frail and needy elderly residents of Highlands and Hardee Counties. Come out and help us honor Sandy Foster, who had such a passion for the lives of seniors. EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB x-Boston4615.754 d-Chicago4418.7102.5 d-Miami4320.6834 Orlando4024.6257.5 Atlanta3726.58710 New York3329.53213.5 Philadelphia3230.51614.5 Indiana2735.43519.5 Charlotte2637.41321 Milwaukee2338.37723 Detroit2341.35924.5 New Jersey1943.30627.5 Toronto1746.27030 Washington1646.25830.5 Cleveland1250.19434.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB d-San Antonio5112.810 Dallas4617.7305 d-L.A. Lakers4519.7036.5 d-Oklahoma City3923.62911.5 Denver3727.57814.5 Portland3627.57115 New Orleans3729.56115.5 Memphis3629.55416 Phoenix3229.52518 Utah3331.51618.5 Houston3332.50819 Golden State2735.43523.5 L.A. Clippers2440.37527.5 Sacramento1546.24635 Minnesota1550.23137 d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot --Sunday's Games Chicago 87, Miami 86 L.A. Lakers 99, San Antonio 83 Detroit 113, Washington 102 Philadelphia 125, Golden State 117, OT New York 92, Atlanta 79 New Orleans 96, Cleveland 81 Oklahoma City 122, Phoenix 118, OT Memphis 104, Dallas 103 Boston 89, Milwaukee 83 Monday's Games L.A. Clippers 92, Charlotte 87 Portland 89, Orlando 85 New York 131, Utah 109 Chicago 85, New Orleans 77 Memphis 107, Oklahoma City 101 Dallas 108, Minnesota 105 Houston 123, Sacramento 101 Tuesday's Games L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, late Golden State at Cleveland, late Philadelphia at Indiana, late Milwaukee at Washington, late Portland at Miami, late Houston at Phoenix, late Today's Games Chicago at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Golden State at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Utah at Toronto, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Boston, 7:30 p.m. New York at Memphis, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Sacramento, 10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia4019686208174 Pittsburgh3821884193166 N.Y. Rangers3529474193164 New Jersey3031464139168 N.Y. Islanders25321060184213 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3819884199152 Montreal3623779176167 Buffalo3225872189187 Toronto2928967173202 Ottawa2234953147206 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington37201084178167 Tampa Bay3721882196200 Carolina3126971191201 Atlanta27281165184214 Florida2631961165184WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit3919886219193 Chicago3723680218182 Nashville3324975167156 Columbus3126870180196 St. Louis2928967182198 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4216993216155 Calgary3524979207193 Minnesota3425775171174 Colorado2631860185224 Edmonton2335854169215 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3822682185167 Dallas3623779184186 Phoenix34231078191194 Los Angeles3625577183163 Anaheim3526575182193 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday's Games New Jersey 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 7, Philadelphia 0 Washington 3, Florida 2, OT Buffalo 3, Minnesota 2, OT Calgary 3, Nashville 2 Vancouver 3, Anaheim 0 Monday's Games Washington 2, Tampa Bay 1, SO St. Louis 5, Columbus 4, SO Dallas 4, Los Angeles 3, OT Tuesday's Games Ottawa at New Jersey, late Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, late Edmonton at Philadelphia, late Buffalo at Pittsburgh, late Boston at Montreal, late Chicago at Florida, late Colorado at Minnesota, late Vancouver at Phoenix, late Nashville at San Jose, late Today's Games Edmonton at Washington, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Dallas, 9 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Kansas City73.700 Detroit84.667 Minnesota63.667 Texas64.600 Baltimore43.571 Los Angeles55.500 Seattle44.500 Boston45.444 Cleveland45.444 New York45.444 Toronto45.444 Oakland46.400 Chicago26.250 Tampa Bay27.222NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct San Francisco93.750 Atlanta73.700 St. Louis63.667 Washington53.625 Cincinnati64.600 Milwaukee64.600 Colorado54.556 Florida44.500 San Diego44.500 Philadelphia56.455 Pittsburgh56.455 New York45.444 Chicago46.400 Los Angeles47.364 Arizona49.308 Houston28.200 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Monday's Games Florida 4, Atlanta 3, 10 innings Washington 14, Houston 9 Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 10, Minnesota 4 Boston 6, Baltimore (ss) 5 N.Y. Yankees (ss) 7, Philadelphia 1 Detroit 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Chicago White Sox (ss) 16, Cleveland 16, tie Chicago Cubs 14, L.A. Angels 13 Milwaukee 15, Cincinnati 2 Arizona (ss) 8, Kansas City (ss) 6 Chicago White Sox (ss) 12, Arizona (ss) 1 Seattle 6, Oakland 3 L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 1 Baltimore (ss) 0, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 0, tie Kansas City (ss) 11, San Diego 3 San Francisco 4, Texas 1 Tuesday's Games Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Florida vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Boston (ss) at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (ss) vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Mets (ss) at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Wednesday's Games Washington vs. Florida at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Baltimore (ss) at Sarasota, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Colorado vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego (ss) vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. San Diego (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Boston at Fort Myers, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 7:05 p.m. Thursday's Games Toronto vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington (ss) at Viera, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Florida at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. L.A. Angels (ss) at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: Boys/Girls at Sebring,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Softball at McKeel,5:30 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Sonrise,7 p.m.; Softball at Pemayetv Emahakv,5:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Sebring,7 p.m. Sebring 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. MONDAY: Softball at Hardee,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Avon Park,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Avon Park,4 p.m. SFCC WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Pasco-Hernando,3 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Sante Fe,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Lincolnland (Ill.),6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at State College of Florida,2 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,6 p.m. Avon Park 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. MONDAY: Boys Tennis vs.Sebring,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Sebring,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at DeSoto,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.DeSoto,4 p.m. 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 W WE E D D N N 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 p p . m m . Big East Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Big East Tournament .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Northeast Conference Tournament . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Big East Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Big Sky Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TH H U U R R 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 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Big 12 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 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Big Ten Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Big Ten Tournament . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 p p . m m . Big East Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . ACC Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Big East Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Big 12 Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . PGA WGC Cadillac Championship . . . . G G O O L L F F 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Puerto Rico Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . L.A. Lakers at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Denver at Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TT N N T T LIVESPORTSONTV NBA Spring Training NHL Page 2BNews-Sun Wednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.co m 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE (863) 382-0500 € 3201 Golfview Rd. € Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 3/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am … 1pm $36By 8, After 1 $29 Saturday & Sunday: $25 GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ

PAGE 15

www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 3B 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 #X0150 2008 DODGE AVENGER RT#CX107A1 #X0147 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE#CX147A #TY032A 2008 JEEP COMPASS #CX130A 2007 DODGE 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 $ 16999 $ 17888 $ 17888 $ 15888 $ 11999 $ 16888 2009 CHRYSLER PTCRUISER2008 TOYOTATUNDRA $ 25888ONE OWNER $ 12888 $ 13488 $ 9888 #JY004B #X0161 CERTIFIED CERTIFIED ONE OWNER LOW MILES CREAM PUFF CERTIFIED LEATHER LOADED NICE ONE OWNER CERTIFIED HEMI SWEET RACE IN FOR SAVINGS 2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 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 c atcher snared and then c aught a runner off base. So into extras it went and c onsecutive errors on the first t wo batters of the eighth a llowed the tie-breaker to c ome in before WeberC allahan could get out of it w ith a strike out and two c omebackers. But then that trio came a round in the order again, w ith Gobourne drawing a l ead-off walk and moving to s econd when Wells'grounder w as fielded cleanly at seco nd, but a moment of indecis ion allowed both runners to b e safe. Wise then ended it with a shot to left that brought Gobourne in easily and a hustling Wells in with just a bit more drama. "The girls have been hitting it well, but we just had trouble bringing them in tonight," head coach Alesia Cheshire said. "It's been a real good year for us and the girls are really working hard and are into it. They're very committed." Now 6-3 on the season, the Dragons were to face Tenoroc in a home district match up Tuesday before hitting the road Friday for a contest at McKeel. Continued from 1B Dragons dig one out champion Lakers, who just happened to roll a San Antonio team that embarrassed the Heat last week, stop by Thursday. The Spurs visit next Monday. Even with that, the Heat confidence remains. "We're a team that no one wants to see in the first round," Wade said. "We lose every game from here on out, somebody's got to see us in the first round. And the Miami Heat isn't really a team you want to see in the first round. "We're fine." That's debatable. Despite the "Big Three" averaging a combined 69.9 points, 22.4 rebounds and 13.3 assists, the Heat have clear issues, including consistency at point guard and center along with the bench. They're 43-20, the league's sixth-best record not the pace James grew accustomed to when he was the lone true superstar with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who had been among the league's very best. They've had their moments, like a big Christmas win against the Lakers, a lategame rally to win at Oklahoma City, a run of 2 1 victories in 22 games fro m Nov. 29 through Jan. 9. Th at run started after Jam es bumped Spoelstra on the w ay to a huddle in Dallas an d speculation started rainin g that the Heat were already fi nished. Take that stretch awa y, though, and the Heat are 2 219. "At the end of the da y, we're in a good position rig ht now, in the Easte rn Conference and in the who le league," James said. "We g et a win, we'll be all right." James was saying the oth er day that he'd rather get blow n out in a game than lose at t he buzzer, and at this point, i t's easy to see why he thinks th at way. The Heat have lost 11 games already this season in which they had a chance to take the lead or tie the score in the final 12 seconds of regul ation or overtime. The team is shooting 1 for 19 in those s ituations, and the one make a dunk by James again st Memphis in November to t ie the game came in a gam e the Heat lost on a Rudy G ay jumper as time expired. Continued from page 1B Last year's inaugural run attracted more than 165 participants but registrar Jan Shoop said she expects more this year. "It's still pretty early but we're looking for about 200 this year. We had good feedback on last year's event so the numbers will probably be up," she said. As last year, there will be men's women's and senior's divisions with the top three in each category receiving a special medal. "It will have a map of the track on it they're going to be pretty nice," she said. Proceeds from the race go to the Sebring Hall of Fame and the Gallery of Legends building. The Gallery of Legends is visited by thousands of fans each year in the paddock to see a wide array of cars that have run the 12 Hours. It also is available for other activities afterRace Weeksuch as banquets, wedding receptions and special 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 International Raceway, with the green flag set to drop at 7:45 a.m.. Call Shoop at 655-1442 ext 218 or email jashoop@sebringraceway.com. Continued from page 1B Run the Track March 18 Wade says Heat OK NEWS-SUN

PAGE 16

Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com Changes in the Nationwide Series title format have had little practical effect thus far. Sprint Cup drivers have won all three races. Carl Edwards has a “ rst, a second and a wreck so far. At the scene of his misfortune, Phoenix, Edwards likely had his strongest car. One of Daytonas Cinderella stories, Brian Keselowski, has failed to make the field in the two races since. There is cause for optimism in the Dale Earnhardt Jr. camp. The most popular driver is off to a solid start. It was sort of refreshing to see Tony Stewart angry at “ nishing second. Being at the top of the points standings was little consolation for Tony the Tiger. The bitterness came out in Greg Bif”e. His radio remarks were caustic after pit-road mistakes cost him dearly at Vegas. How the team reacts will be worth watching. The “rst four races are almost a microcosm of the season. The series visits a restrictor-plate track, a ”at mile, an intermediate track and a short track. No road courses till the summer, though. The Sams Town 300 was a fuel-mileage race, which is the principal reason Mark Martin won it. Fuel conservation was also a powerful factor in Danica Patricks fourth-place “nish, best ever by a woman driver in the series. The hometown Busch brothers performed disastrously in Las Vegas. Kyle erred badly in the Nationwide race, and Kurt took himself out with a Sprint Cup spin. Kurts recovery kept him tied with Stewart at the top of the standings, though. Its unusual for Jimmie Johnson to be almost invisible at Las Vegas, which he was this time around after winning four of the previous seven races at the track. Whos hot: Dating back to 2010, Carl Edwards has won three of the past “ ve Sprint Cup races. ... In the Nationwide Series, Danica Patrick is coming off a fourthplace “nish, best ever by a woman driver. Whos not: The season has been fruitless so far for Jamie McMurray, 29th in points, and Jeff Burton, 31st. Burton is already 63 points behind, which is the equivalent of 252 under the system formerly used. Edwards V E R S U SThe two former associates had a tiff in the Las Vegas garage area, and Conway called the cops. NASCAR responded by putting Gordon on probation. Each has a claim against the other, and, yes, they involve money. What happened? Officials have attempted to downplay the physical confrontation. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: The fact that Gordon was punished „ if NASCAR probation can be described as punishment „ suggests that he got the best of, uh, whatever happened between the two.ŽROBBY GORDON VS. KEVIN CONWAYBy Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekWhy would the NASCAR Hall of Fame change its induction ceremonies from May to January? Apparently, the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway draw crowds to the financially challenged Hall anyway. The idea is to draw crowds independent of the NASCAR races at the nearby track ƒ and give the Hall another big payday. Still, it seems a bit insensitive from the fans perspective, doesnt it? If a fan traveled from out of town for the ceremonies, wouldnt it be convenient to include a race in the plans? This years inductions will go off on May 23. The January inductions are to begin next year. The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authoritys Tim Newman said, We believe we can complement the star-studded main event with a full slate of activities that will draw fans from around the country.Ž One possibility? A Charlotte-based fan preview, similar to the one conducted in Winston-Salem by Winston back in the pre-Nextel/Sprint days. That event was held at Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Hard to compare „ Mark Martin has 1,052 total starts in NASCARs three principal touring series. He won for a record 49th time in the Nationwide Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedways Sams Town 300. Since it is fashionable these days, some are comparing Martins career starts in three series to Richard Pettys record 1,199 in one. The notion seems dubious, and, by the way, if series are going to be compared, Pettys 15 races in NASCARs long-forgotten Convertible Division should be counted. That would make Pettys total 1,214, but its still not much of a comparison since Petty never raced in what are now the Nationwide and Camping World Truck series. Trivia time „ When was the last time two members of the same family entered a (now) Sprint Cup race ranked first and second in points? It was the second race of the 1988 season, after Bobby Allison edged son Davey in the Daytona 500. Entering Sundays third race of the current season, brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch were ranked first and second, respectively. Kurt Busch remains tied for first place. He and Tony Stewart each have 113 points. Kyle Busch fell from first to 14th. Good citizen ƒ good guy … Before the LVMS weekend began, driver Morgan Shepherd helped Las Vegas police apprehend a shoplifter „ the 69-year-old Shepherd ran down the suspect „ and Carl Edwards spontaneously agreed to serve as best man in a wedding of fans. M23ThJidtit Hall changes include changing induction time By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekThree races do not a season make, but those three races have certainly given Ford Motor Company reason for optimism where its Sprint Cup program is concerned. Ford drivers have won two of the seasons three races to date. The auto manufacturers Fusion brand took the first three positions in the Daytona 500. Go back to the end of 2010 and Fords Carl Edwards has won three of the past five races. Perhaps the season is too young to draw broad conclusions, but one is obvious. The Blue Oval Camp is flourishing. Performance has dramatically improved. By the proud standards of Ford racing history, 2010 was a dreary year in NASCAR. Fords first 2010 victory was the seasons 21st race. By seasons end, and in spite of Edwards victories in the final two races, the Ford winning percentage was only .111 „ four victories in 36 races. At the moment, the winning percentage is .667. That wont last, but its a good sign. We have been performing really well, and its just a joy to drive these race cars right now,Ž said Edwards after winning the Kobalt Tools 400. You look at the way we qualified (third) and ran. The Fords are back and strong. ƒ Its great to drive these race cars. This is the best start to a season that Ive ever had. Daytona could have gone any way. There was a lot of luck involved in our good finish at Daytona. Phoenix was a very strong performance from everyone, but we had bad luck there. I felt (in Las Vegas) we had a solid, top-three car all day. Those are three different types of tracks, with success on all three, so Im really excited about the season. This is a great start.Ž The man most responsible for development of Fords FR9 engine, Doug Yates, said, Weve done a lot of work on this engine, and I think we all saw how the performance was at the end of last year by winning a couple of a races. Weve done our homework, not only on power but also the cooling system, so Im really proud of that.Ž Two Ford drivers reside in the current top 10 in points. Edwards is third, and A.J. Allmendinger is ninth.Ford Toughens Up In New SeasonEdwards brand is back with a vengeance after poor 2010 seasonJohn Clark/NASCAR This WeekCarl Edwards is showing that Ford is back to running competitively after a tough 2010 season (four wins in 36 races). Edwards, who has won three of the past five Sprint Cup races, has worked wonders with Doug Yates Ford FR9 engine. Besides Edwards, another Ford driver, A.J. Allmendinger is in the top 10 in points after three 2011 races. FORD RE-EMERGENCEHoF Ceremony PricesThe NASCAR Hall of Fame has announced three ticket packages for admission to the second induction ceremony, to be held on Monday, May 23, at the Charlotte Convention Centers Crown Ballroom adjacent to the Hall of Fame. A VIP Package is $150. Premium Admission is $75. Regular Admission is $55. The Hall of Fames second class includes Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, Bud Moore, David Pearson and Lee Petty. For more information, go to www.nascarhall.com. R. Gordon Conway Sprint Girl, 45 and BoredomThis Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053. Dear NASCAR This Week, I have been watching NASCAR for a long, long time. The coverage is awesome, the cars a lot safer than ever, and they told the drivers have at itŽ and they have since. I have noticed during the races, after the driver wins and is celebrating, there is a hot-looking girl that stands behind the winner in a black leather suit. Who is that? She reminds me of the Hat ManŽ of the 80s, Bill Brodrick, who would greet drivers with Unocal 76. Another problem I see is with former driver Kyle Petty. I notice each week he wears a hat with 45Ž and black duct tape over the number. Why? Will Garcia Manistee, Mich. The woman is the Sprint GirlŽ „ there are several „ and she represents the series sponsor, basically giving Sprint exposure in victory lane. No. 45 is in memory of Kyle Pettys son, Adam, who was killed in a racing accident in 2000. Dear NASCAR This Week, Having now watched what was formerly called the Busch Clash and now the Gatorade Duels, many viewers seem to be as bored as I am. This morning in the Evansville, Ind., newspaper, on their sports page was a big story about this two-by-two, so-called racing. For the most part, the spectators are already bored. NASCAR is making some changes to prevent permanent hookups between cars, but already some of the teams have overcome those changes. Supposedly ƒ the drivers like this new style of racing. At the end of (the Daytona 500), I would be willing to bet that those same drivers will be beyond exhausted trying to drive two cars instead of one. For my part, this two-by-two racing is interesting, but far less than exciting. David Qualkenbush Huntingburg, Ind. The racing, from communication from fans, seems to have mostly been panned. It will be interesting to see if the surprise ending changes that perception. McMurray Banking in straights16 Banking in turns 1-4Distance: ............... 0.533-mile oval Length of frontstretch: .......650 ft. Length of backstretch: .......650 ft. Miles/Laps: .266.5 mi. = 500 laps26 to 30 March 20Aug. 27BRISTOL DATA BRISTOL DATA PIT ROAD TURN1TURN2TURN3TURN4FINISH START PIT ROAD Race: Food City Jeff Byrd 500 Where: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (.533 mi.), 500 laps/266.5 miles. When: Sunday, March 20 Last years winner: Jimmie Johnson, Chevy. Qualifying record: Ryan Newman, Dodge, 128.709 mph, March 21, 2003. Race record: Charlie Glotzbach, Chevy, 101.074 mph, July 11, 1971. Last week: Fords Carl Edwards captured his first victory of the season at Las Vegas but his third in his past five, dating back to 2010. Edwards took advantage of a mistake on pit road by runner-up Tony Stewarts team. That mistake forced Stewart to change four tires while Edwards needed only two. Race: Scotts EZ Seed 300 Where: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (.533 mi.), 300 laps/159.9 miles. When: Saturday, March 19. Last years winner: Justin Allgaier, Dodge. Qualifying record: Greg Biffle, Ford, 127.132 mph, March 26, 2004. Race record: Brad Keselowski, Chevy, 93.509 mph, Aug. 22, 2008. Last week: Mark Martin, the series all-time leader in victories, collected career victory No. 49 at Las Vegas. The Chevy driver took advantage of fuel issues by the field who had been racing ahead of him near the end. It was tire failure, however, that kept Brad Keselowski out of victory lane. Race: Too Tough To Tame 200 Where: Darlington (S.C.) Raceway (1.366 mi.), 147 laps/200.802 miles. When: Saturday, March 12. Last years winner: Todd Bodine, Toyota. Qualifying record: Timothy Peters, Toyota, 170.845 mph, Aug. 14, 2010. Race record: Bobby Hamilton, Dodge, 133.645 mph, March 14, 2003. Last race: Kyle Busch, in a Toyota, dominated the series stop at Phoenix, and his average finish, in three weekend races in separate series, was 1.33. Another Cup visitor,Ž Clint Bowyer, finished second in a Chevy.SPRINT CUP NATIONWIDE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK All times EasternSprint CupFood City Jeff Byrd 500, 1 p.m., March 20Nationwide SeriesScotts EZ Seed 300, 2 p.m., March 19Truck SeriesToo Tough To Tame 200, 5 p.m., Saturday AlltimesEaster n 2011 STANDINGSSprint Cup Pts.1. Tony Stewart 113 Kurt Busch 113 3. Carl Edwards 7 Juan Pablo Montoya 7 5. Ryan Newman 10 6. Paul Menard 17 7. Martin Truex Jr. 18 Denny Hamlin 18 9. A.J. Allmendinger 19 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 22 Mark Martin 22 12. Jimmie Johnson 26 Kasey Kahne 26Nationwide Series1. Reed Sorenson 111 2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2 3. Jason Leffler 5 4. Danica Patrick 13 5. Justin Allgaier 16 6. Trevor Bayne 24 7. Aric Almirola 26 8. Kenny Wallace 27 9. Mike Bliss 29 10. Joe Nemechek 30Camping World Truck Series1. Matt Crafton 71 2. Clay Rogers 1 3. Cole Whitt 3 4. Johnny Sauter 4 5. Timothy Peters 5 6. Austin Dillon 8 7. Jeffrey Earnhardt 9 8. Max Papis 10 9. Miguel Paludo 12 10. Ron Hornaday 14

PAGE 17

www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 5B T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local clubs a nd organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the respons ibility of the group to update t he News-Sunon any changes i n this listing by calling 3856 155, ext. 516; send any c hanges 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.WEDNESDAY Adult Children of A lcoholics and Dysfunctional F amilies. New Life Group m eets Wednesdays at 11:30 a .m. at Grace Bible Church, 4 453 Thunderbird Road, S ebring. Call 4460 461.www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live music i s from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. AmVets Ladies Auxiliary P ost 21 meets at 11 a.m. the s econd Wednesday at Blue C rab Restaurant, Sebring. All m embers welcome. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, on corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. All c lasses and support groups are a t 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the second Wednesday o f the month from 10:30 a.m. to n oon at Southern Lifestyle A ssisted Living of Lake Placid, 1 297 U.S. 27 North. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., S ebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. Call 381-9005 or 3 81-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. the s econd and fourth Wednesday a t the club, 12921 U.S. 98, S ebring. Call 655-4007. Heartland Herpetological S ociety meets 7 p.m., second W ednesday, Room 315, C racker Trail Elementary S chool, Sebring. Call 385-6826 o r 465-2228 for details.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children w ith special needs, which r esumes in September. Highlands County N arcotics Anonymous meets a t 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1 513 S. Highlands Ave., Avon P ark. Call the 24-hour hotline 18 00-850-7347 or (941) 6160 460. Highlands County Traffic S afety Committee meets 10 a .m., conference room 3, H ighlands County Agri-Civic C enter, Sebring, second W ednesday. Highlands Senior Center is o pen every Wednesday from 9 a .m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubh ouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway ( the old Lions Club). Two live b ands to dance to and great l unches. All area seniors are i nvited to join the festivities. Call 3 86-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2 606 State Road 17 South, A von Park (between Avon Park a nd Sebring) meets from 8:3010:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Call 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Steak night on the second Wednesday of each month. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Garden Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday (from September through May) for socialization and at 1 p.m. for dessert and beverage, followed by a meeting and gardening program at the Lake Placid Woman's Club, 10 N. Main Ave. Call 465-6106. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday at the lodge for a chapter night and enrollment. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 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. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 1-3 p.m. second Wednesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Heron's Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Wednesdays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 Aerie members meet at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homer's Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:307:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 food available 5-7 p.m. Entertainment 5-8 p.m. 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Men's Auxiliary membership meeting is at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 659-4541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets from 1-2 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Founders Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held at members' homes. Phone 452-1927 for more information. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 6553274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Disabled American Veterans Ridge Chapter 49 meets 7 p.m., American Legion Building, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring, second Thursday. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last year's dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. Call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland African Violet Society meets at 2:30 p.m. every second Thursday at Founders Hall Activities Room at Highlands Ridge, 3003 E. Fairway Vista Drive. Visitors are welcome. Call Shirley at 3855765 for details.Heartland Amputee Group meets at noon every second Thursday (October through April) at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring, for a brown-bag lunch. Beverages provided. It is open to all levels of amputees, both recent and experienced, their family members and friends. Call 385-1196 or e-mail to hal loinc@embarqmail.com.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Federated Republican Women meet second Thursday at Inn on the Lakes, Golfview Drive, Sebring. Social hour and Dutch treat dinner is at 5 p.m. Meeting begins at 6 p.m. All Republicans are invited. For further information, call 453-6783. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m., at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m. on second Thursday, Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Lakeview Drive. For more details, call 471-9829. Highlands County 9-12 Project meets from 5-7 p.m. on the second Thursdays of each month at Beef O'Brady's. Highlands Little Theatre Youth Showstoppers meet at 6 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Learn what to do back stage as well as on stage. All youth between 6 and 18 are invited to attend. Call 385-2175. Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, at 6-8 p.m. has country and bluegrass music played by Country Grass. Donation $3 for single, and $5 for couple. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Chapter 260 Order of The Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. Call 4654345. Lake Placid China Painters Club meets 10 a.m. on second Thursday at 10 North Main Ave., Lake Placid from September through May. For more details, call 465-2256. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT) a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Marine Corps League Cracker Trail Detachment 1004 meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call John Kelley at 386-0524. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). Call Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 7735714. Peace of Highlands County meets at 2 p.m. second Thursday at Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring. Anon-profit, interdenominational organization that sponsors programs promoting peace. Call Paul K. Ferrell at 214-5522. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, call Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Ridge Area Writers meet at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcome. Call 465-5254. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has an officers meeting at 7 p.m. and general meeting at 8 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggersdance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382-3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 6990743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. House Committee meeting at 10 a.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-1:30 and plays bingo at 1:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. Contact Wendy at 863-382-2022.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets at 6 p.m. second Friday at the Oaks of Avon in AvonPark. Call 3853444. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only Call 471-1448. Avon Park Breakfast Rota ry Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Clu b building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games a t 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave ., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m. EZ Intermediate classes are a t 10 a.m., and Intermediate clas ses are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflection on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for furthe r information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a.m. Friday. Call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at sam dunn@samdunn.net. Heartland AIDS Network meets 9 a.m., second Friday, Heartland Professional Plaza Learning Center, Sebring. Heartland Clubs meet at 3:30 p.m. on the second Frida y of each month at Placid Lakes Town Hall Building, 2010 Placi d Lakes Blvd. Call 699-6773. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the area's Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 385-6671. Lake Country Cruisers has a car show from 5-8 p.m. second Friday at Woody's Bar-B-Q parking lot, Lake Placid. There is a live disc jockey and door prizes. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fr y from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 pe r person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Ca ll 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Togethe r) meets the second Friday each month at 10 a.m. in the confer ence room of Florida Hospital Home Care Services located a t 4005 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. For more information contact Grac e Plants at 273-1421. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 1292 1 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 don ation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 dona tion. For reservations, call 385 8647 or 471-3557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. t o closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. Call 3852966 or leave a name, numbe r and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves steak by the ounce from 5:30-7 p.m. every fourth Friday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lesson s, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. COMMUNITYCALENDAR

PAGE 18

SEBRING "The S ensuous Senator" was a s mash hit. Ticket sales starte d slowly, but as word spread a fter opening night, more and m ore people flocked to buy t ickets.The play directed b y Joe Morano andstarring D arwin Liverance, Delores S mith, Howard Johnson, J udy Chastain, Marcie T aylor, Ron Schilffarth, T heresa Reynolds and Tom M app also f eaturedCarolyn Whitcomb, C indy and John Gorman, D ollie Maleszyk, Dottie K attalia, Renee Menard and W ayne Roswell in the press c orps. No play can be a success w ithout the dedicated work o f those behind the scenes. In t he control booth were S uzanne Schilffarth, stage m anager; Doug Sheppard on s ound and Jerry Bernstein on l ights. Nola Bernstein and N ancy Waitkus handled back s tage duties while Shirley F razier led the stage hands. S usanJohnson assembled a g reat group of volunteers in h er role ashouse manager. A lain Menard and his crew s erved dessert at intermiss ion.Needless to say, there w ere many others who w orked for weeks to see this p roduction succeed. Bright and early Saturday m orning, Ron Schilffarth led a large group that took away s et decorations, dismantled t he set and cleaned up the h all whilebasking in the g low of yet another successf ul production by the T anglewood Actors Guild. We would be remiss if we d idn't say a special thank you t o Alan Jay Automotive N etwork for supplying the l imo and driver (John M andis), which helped to c reate the impression of an i mportant political event. The H ighland County Sheriff's O ffice also added authenticit y as officers Casey, Barcinas a nd Proctor helped with c rowd control and assisted in e scorting unruly members of t he press off the premises. Thanks go out to our d essert sponsors; Heartland N ational Bank, Florida H ospital and Edward Jones A lan J. Holmes,for their o ngoing support. As well, we t hank our program advertise rs: Paragon Lawn Care, N ewsom Eyes, Goin Postal, A lligator Pack & Ship, Alan J ay Automotive Network, Dr. A lbert Ruiz, Visions Koin K orner, OnTop Concrete C oatings, Wells Insurance, E ye Specialists of MidF lorida, Digital Hearing Aid O utlet, Safekill Pest Control, S tewart's Mobile Village, C hristine's Golf Carts, Willie W atch, Creative Crafts by D esign, Lakeside RV, Hayes A utomotive, Photography by J erry, Ray Dawsey Pressure W ashing, Wauchula State B ank and Central Florida R oofing & Aluminum. Wein Tanglewood are very f ortunate to have great facilit ies in which we can stage l ive theatre productions and t he Tanglewood Actors G uildlooks forward to pres enting more great plays in t he 2011/2012 season. Saturday evening, Pauline O liphant, line dance teacher e xtraordinaire, donated her t ime and talent to lead an e njoyable evening of line d ancing, which netted $433 f or the Cancer Benefit. Sunday evening 700 peop le were entertained in the Tanglewood Clubhouseby Patrick Murrayand his very funny puppet, Matilda. Their act was followed by stand-up comedian Rick Starr. On Monday, the Tanglewood Residents' Cancer Benefit presented two checks totalling $68,000to Denise Benavides of the American Cancer Society. This was the result of months of work by hundreds of volunteers. The first check, in the amount of $57,900 was for Cancer Research in general and the second check, in the amount of $10,100 is targeted at Breast Cancer Research. On hand for the check presentation were representatives of our major sponsors; Sebring Custom Carts, Heartland National Bank,Edward Jones-Alan J. Holmes, Bill Jarrett Ford, Hometown America and Young at Heart Travel. The presentation took place following a slide show reviewing all of the cancer related events this year. Wednesday, March 16, TMAC (Tanglewood Master Activities Committee) will meet at 3 p.m. under the direction of our new chair and co-chair, Peggy Grandsard and Bill Rulli.Chairs of the 26 volunteer committees meet monthlyto report on their activities and to discuss issues of common concern. Each year, Tanglewood residents eagerly await Resident Appreciation Days when Hometown America sponsors two fun-filled days of activities for the residents. On March 22 there will be a series of in-park tournaments andon March 23 management will treat residents to a day of free entertainment and food. Residents are reminded to pick up their tickets at the Activity Director's office. LAKE PLACID Feb. 26, the dance committee had a complete sell out. They sold 187 tickets. The theme of the dance was to honor the USAand Canada; all wore their country colors or uniforms if they could still get in to them since it was a patriotic dance. Music was provided by Larry Musgrave. All had a wonderful time. The dance committee donated $400 to our Military Committee so they could use it to ship boxes to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Feb. 28 we had our coed coffee. Our emcee was Donna Vandenbergh; our coffee makers were Diane Bennett and Shirley York. Manager, George Susco told everyone they have got to pick up after their dogs. It is not very fair for a neighbor or the workers in the park that do the mowing. He also said residents keep finding cigarette butts around the pool area. Please keep our pool area nice and clean, put your chairs back where you found them and use the containers that are provided for your discarded cigarettes. Laura Bailey led us in song for the residents present for their birthday. We all sang to Bud Hathaway and Marcia Collier. We had no one celebrating their anniversary present. Paula Bannister came forward to tell the residents that we are doing very well with our respect for life of loved ones and friends we want to remember; this is evident by the number of name cards that are stretched across the beams in the clubhouse. We will be having the baskets on display at various functions to bid on. Tickets are $1 each or 11 tickets for $10. We have more than 20 baskets to bid on. She was happy to report that we have earned more than $700 already. The men will be going to Duffer's for the Mustangs Day Out on Tuesday, March 15. Ladies Day Out will be at Michael's beginning at 11:30 a.m. on March 15. Bill Alberton told the residents that they will be having the Original 13 Colonies party at the Golden Corral on Wednesday, March 23 beginning at 2:30 p.m. The price will be $10 and tickets can be purchased from him or Farmer Bill. Jim Becker told the group that the last dance will be Saturday, March 19, with the music by Frank E. The theme of the dance will be a Mardi Gras party. Tickets are on sale now. Ann Pritchard announced the Spring Musical, which is going to be Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be obtained from Arlene Dammer or from Ann. The cost is $3.50 and should be purchased on or before March 19. Marilyn Cromer announced that the Holiday Committee will be putting on a St. Patrick's dinner the traditional corned beef, cabbage, potatoes. The cost is $6 per person. The Military Committee will be having their soup and sandwich dinner Sunday, March 13 beginning at 5 p.m. The selection of foods is to be announced. Wednesday, March 30 Sherry White announced at her committee meeting will be putting on a chili dinner. Tickets will be $6 each and the proceeds will go towards Relay for Life, to help them attain their goal. Tony Barriga told the group that the Highlands County Military Ball is going to be Saturday, April 9 at the Chalet ƒlan. He said he would like to see our men and women who were in the service try to attend. For more information about obtaining tickets, check with him. Our Sunshine Report was not available at this time. Our Ladies Coffee was March 1. We had 27 ladies attend. Vickie Echelsberry made the coffee and presided over the meeting. She told the group that we had 71 re sidents attend the carry-in di nner Thursday evening. S he thanked her committee for a ll their help. She asked for a volunteer for the Mar ch meetings. She welcom ed Kathy George fro m Senecaville, Ohio. Next w e all sang Happy Birthday to Marcia Collier. Pau la Bannister gave us a progre ss report on the up and comin g Relay For Life program th at will be April 8-9. The com mittee is selling luminaries in honor of Alice Jacobson or your loved ones who are su rvivors or have died from ca ncer. We have 22 baskets th at will be displayed at t he Monday and Tuesday coff ee meetings. Tickets will be so ld to bid on the baskets. Th ey will also be selling Alice 's bright colored love bead s. Before ending the meetin g, Arlene Clouston read a sto ry about a "One Day Job." We have one very prou d grandmother who lives in o ur Tropical Harbor Park. H er name is Marion Jones. H er granddaughter, Kasey Con n, won the Miss Fort Mye rs USAbeauty contest t he evening of Feb. 27. She com peted against 12 other girls in front of 10 judges. She w ill now go on to compete f or Miss Florida in July. She is a senior at Lake Placid Hig h School. Speaking of beauty co ntests, our little great-gran ddaughter Carmen Perez cam e in as first runner-up for t he Little Miss Moore Hav en contest on Feb. 26. She al so won Miss Photogenic. She is the great-granddaughter of Barbara and George Kellehe r. ScoreboardWoodhaven Estates bridge scoresSEBRING Here are th is week's Bridge scores f or Woodhaven Estates. Party Bridge First plac e, Marilyn Bauer; second plac e, Sandy Wickstrom; and thi rd place, Jeanne Sisson. Duplicate Bridge: Fir st place, Bill Tedford an d Shirley Breckenridge; secon d place, Laurie LaBerge an d Jeanne Sisson; and thi rd place, Erma Hofford an d Margaret Bousfield. Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com Courtesy photo The Tanglewood Residents' Cancer Benefit presented two checks totalling $68,000to Denise Benavides of the American Cancer Society last week. The first check, in the amount of $57,900 was for cancer research in general and the second check, in the amount of $10,100 is targeted at breast cancer research. FREINDS& NEIGHBORS Tanglewood B y Neil Simpson Tropical Harbor Estates By Barbara Kelleher Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect.

PAGE 19

www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9 2011Page 7B CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy photo In February, the Sebring Elks 1529 welcomed Philip Zachefsky (from left), Mildred Jo' Duke and Delores Dee' Bernhard as new members. New Sebring Elks Courtesy photo Elk of the Month for February is Peg Murray and Elk of the Month for March is Evelyn Clough. This is a double presentation for these two ladies because they became Elks together, w ork special events together, work Bingo together and help where ever they can. T hey also share ideas with Exalted Ruler John Russo. Lake Placid Elks of the Month Courtesy photo GFWC Lake Placid Woman's Club held its annual Fashion Show on March 5 at the St. FrancisEpiscopal Church fellowship hall. Attendees were treated to the appearance of the Highlands Sweet Adeline's chorus and an R'-rated fashion show featuring items made from recyclable things to remind everyone to Recycle, Reuse and Reduce the amount of refuse.Participating merchants from Lake Placid and Sebring provided clothes and accessories suited for the theme of Traveling Into Spring.' The event was chaired by Mitzi Eggleston. LP Woman's Club holds fashion show Courtesy photo J im Lewis spoke to the Avon Park Noon Rotary Club about project Harvest Aviation last week. The missionary pilots f lying out of the Hardee County airport to help deliver supplies, medical provisions, mail and packages to missionaries serving in Belize, Honduras and Guatemala. Lewis informed club members that Harvest Aviation Institute also provides flight training and aviation maintenance programs and youth education and mentoring services. Those interested in learning more about Harvest Aviation may do so on the Internet at www.harvestaviation.org Lewis speaks to APRotary NEWS-SUN€ 385-6155

PAGE 20

Hibiscus Garden ClubAVON PARK The H ibiscus Garden Club of A von Park met Feb. 10 in t he home of Pat Kincer. Plans for the annual Plant S ale and cutting giveaway w ere finalized. The event h as been moved to D onaldson Park on Lake V erona due to better access a nd safety. Time is 8 a.m. to n oon. There will be a variety o f plants: azaleas, begonias, g eraniums, nun orchids, blue i ris and patio plants (small 4 -foot by 7-foot bear root o ak trees, crepe myrtle are f ree). After a long and cold w inter, members will share w hat we have. The program was given by P resident Nina Seibold. P rinted handouts were given o n care of gardening tools, s uggested plantings at this t ime and care of same. S eibold demonstrated the p runing of crepe myrtle, w hich is so often butchered. I t requires a very sunny l ocation to flower. The l avender crepe myrtle was g iven to hostess Pat Kincer. Maxine Floyd drew the l ucky number for a bright p otted impatiens. Next meeting will be M arch 10 with Shirley F oster.TOPS FL Club 487SEBRING On March 2, T OPS 487, Sebring had 18 T OPS and eight KOPS givi ng the pledges after the e xercises. Roll call had the c hapter with a net loss of 25 p ounds. Best Loser was Pat C arfield. Judy Alger received the $4 f or KOPS in leeway under g oal for two months straight. Yes-Yeses are portion control, exercise, monitor the salt, water, good breakfast, protein and fruit. The 25-cent contest had 17 winners at 30 cents each and Lillian Orton won $2.30 in the 10-cent contest. Leslie Maschue has two more weeks to win the Mystery Gift and Carol DeArmit found more wrappers on the Attendance Box. Leslie Maschue reported we had a great week on the "Card Game" contest. The elections of the officers for 2011 were held: Leader is Judy Phillips, CoLeader is Leslie Maschue, Secretary is Shirley Slabaugh, Treasurer is Bette Gillett. Appointed by the new Leader: WeightRecorder is Carolyn Patterson and Assistant Weight Recorder is Lillian Orton. Call 382-7716 or 3149485.TOPS FL Club 632SEBRING The club meets every Monday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour. For more information, contact Judy O'Boyle at (863) 260-0831. O'Boyle called the meeting to order and members recited the pledge to the flag and the KOPS and TOPS both said their respective pledges, then sang "I Love My TOPS Club," led by Larue Wilbur. Linda Hall presented the program today and told members to take a good look at ourselves to determine what we promise ourself we will not do and what we actually do. Several good suggestions she gave included weighing and measuring everything that goes into our mouths. Everyone should buy a good food scale to weigh our portions on, because we do have a tendency to underestimate how much we're eating. Members were encouraged to set short term goals that can be reached within a few weeks and told to get rid of all of their fat clothes. Once we're out of them, sell them, give them away, but get rid of them. The roll was called by Karen Goodwin with 40 members present. Losses were good again this week. The Best Loser of the Week for the second week in a row was Beverly Dittmar. Yes-Yeses for the coming week are fish, cauliflower and sugar-free Jell-O. The Secretary's Report was read and approved. Nancy McConkey kept the fourweek Travel Gift for her first week and if she loses for three more weeks, the gift is hers. O'Boyle made some announcements and then Mary Anderson gave a report on the contest and handed out prizes as awards to the weight loss members who's names were drawn from this week's Weight Loss Box. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com STAINMASTERBRAVADO TEXTURE$330sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERIMPECCABLE PLUSH$379sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERWESTMINSTERBERBER$359sq ft installed w/pad POWER ALLEYPLUSH$259sq ft installed w/pad EVANSTONBERBER12x15 Ft$225sq ft installed w/padAREA RUGS TOO! TARKETT LAMINATE$199sq ft Visit Our 10,000 sq ft Showroom and See For Yourself Today! Stainmaster CARPET SALE OUTDOOR CARPET69¢sq ft FORTHENEWYEAR! Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Inn on the Lakes was the scene Feb. 26 for the creation of the latest Florida Society, Sons of the American Revolution chapter. Highlands Chapter, SAR will serve Highlands County. The chartering ceremony was conducted by Philip Tarpley, Southwest Regional vice president. Tarpley was assisted by several other members of the Florida Society and by the Color Guard from Saramana Chapter, SAR of which he is a member and past president. Highlands Chapter, SAR was welcomed into the work of serving the citizens of Highlands County. The charter president for the new chapter is "Woody" Woodard, Lake Placid. Vice president John Frey, secretary George Frey, treasurer Michael Flood and William H. Van Duzer, chaplain, will serve as the other charter officers, all of Sebring. Any male 18 years and older wanting informatio n on possible membersh ip who can trace his lineage to a Patriot ancestor th at helped to protect this fled ging nation in the late 1700 s, can contact Woodard at 465-7345 or Flood at 47 16381. The SAR Official Pled ge reads: "We descendants of the American Revolutio n who, by their sacrifice s, established the Unit ed States of America, reaffir m our faith in the principles of liberty and o ur Constitutional Republ ic and solemnly pledge ou rselves to defend the m against every foe." As members, the organ ization does that when th ey support the aspirations of the young people by reco gnition programs Eag le Scouts, JROTC Cadets an d in our schools. They al so fulfill their pledge wh en they recognize firefighter s, EMTs, police personnel an d by supporting they troop s, both past and presen t, wherever they have serve d. Highlands Chapter of SAR forms in Sebring Courtesy pho to Taking part in the Sons of the American Revolution, Highlands Chapter charter ceremony were (from left) Rev. Dr. Randy Moody, FLSSAR chaplain; Phil Tarpley, SW Regional vice president, FLSSAR; and local officers Willian Van Duzer, Mike Flood, George Frey, John Frey and Highlands Chapter president Woody' Woodard. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring E lks Club recently donated $ 2,000 to South Florida C ommunity College to cont inue funding an endowed s cholarship for needy and d eserving students. The $ 1,000 scholarship is availa ble for the 2011 academic y ear. The Sebring Elks Club b egan funding this scholars hip for SFCC students in 2 007. It has donated $12,000 t o the scholarship since its i nception. "In the past, we a warded one-time scholars hips for high school stud ents, but they could only r eceive it once," said Richard S tover, Sebring Elks Lodge 1 529 trustee. "SFCC has w onderful programs, and we w anted to create a scholars hip that recipients would be e ligible for every year. We d ecided to create this endowed scholarship with SFCC." To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be under the age of 26 and have graduated from a high school in Highlands County, must be a United States citizen, must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at SFCC on a minimum of a one-half time basis, must demonstrate financial need, and must have a grade point average of 3.0 on all past high school or college work. Preference will be given to children of Elks Club members, Elks Club members themselves, and U.S. veterans who are also members of Elks Club. For each of its endowed scholarship funds, the SFCC Foundation, Inc. maintains a spending policy of 4.0 percent of the endowment corpus calculated on a threeyear running average. The funds are eligible to be matched dollar for dollar by the Philip A. Benjamin matching program of the state of Florida and may be used to cover any expense associated with educational costs. Students can apply for this scholarship or learn more about it through the SFCC Financial Aid Office at 4536661, ext. 7254. Sebring Elks Club donates to scholarship Courtesy photo Deanne Shanklin (right), Resource Development Specialist, SFCC Foundation, Inc., accepts a donation toward their endowed scholarship from Heide Stover, president, Sebring Elk's Lodge 1529. Snapshots Courtesy photo Lake Placid Elks Lodge's Lady Elk of the Month is Pam Rosenberg. She has been second vice president and member just a little more then a year. She has had great success in organizing many of the events at the lodge. Rosenberg's hard work, high energy and positive attitude has been a great asset to the lodge. LP Lady Elk of the Month CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at theNews-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.

PAGE 21

Samuel Gonzalez-AlanizLatisha and Gilberto Gonzalez Sr. of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Samuel, on Feb. 26, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Samuel weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 17.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Christina Carlisle and Larry Stidham of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Gilbert Alaniz and Hortencia Gonzalez. Tilleen BentleyMerideth and Joshua Bentley of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Tilleen Beatrix, at 1:23 p.m. on March 3, 2011 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Tilleen weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Dave and Alane Pace. Paternal grandparents are Cathy Bentley, Debra Bentley and Steven Bentley.Ariona CamposErica Resendiz and Rudy Campos of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter, Ariona Lynn, at 6:46 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2011 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Ariona weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Carlos and Lynn Resendiz. Paternal grandparents are Rodolfo and Maria Campos.Bethany DartyElizabeth Darty and James Hall of Zolfo Springs announce the birth of a daughter, Bethany Makayla, at 12:03 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Bethany weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Beverly Wills of Zolfo Springs and Roger Darty of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are Larry and Becky Hall of Arkansas.Dalton HanchellHeather Bentley and Justin Hanchell of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Dalton Lee, at 10:46 a.m. on Feb. 23, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Dalton weighed 8 pounds, 2.5 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Lynn Bentley and Tracy Bentley of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Paul Hanchell of Bradenton, Kimberly Hanchell of Southbend and Donna Butch.Madilyn KoptaCasey McKinney and Dustin Kopta of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Madilyn Elaine, at 1:44 a.m. on Feb. 25, 2011 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Madilyn weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Larry and Elaine McKinney. Paternal grandparents are Darren and Debbie Kopta.Keoni PasquinoJenny and Anthony Pasquino of Lake Placid announce the birth of a son, Keoni Rey at 7:48 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2011 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring.Rose RockhillKrista and Justin Rockhill of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Rose Ann, at 1:05 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Rose weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Leeland Schlehuber of Avon Park and Sylvia Daawn Belonga of Saint Ignace. Paternal grandparents are Joseph Rockhill and Nancy Rockhill, both of Sebring and Winnifred Stahleneckur of Burlington.Baylee SelphRebekah and Christopher Selph of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Baylee Marie, at 7:19 a.m. on March 6, 2011 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Baylee weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Susan and Thomas Wahlgren. Paternal grandparents are Darlene Sierra and Jeffrey Selph.Jeremiah SwintonFalone and Roger Swinton of Avon Park announce the birth of a son, Jeremiah Issac, on March 2, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Jeremiah weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Vonda Henry of Avon Park. Paternal grandfather is Lamar Middleton of Syracuse, N.Y.Britley ThiemeChristin and Scott Thieme of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Britley Nicole, at 7:57 a.m on March 1, 2011 in Winter Haven. Britley weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 17.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Gale Spurlock, Allen and Debbie Spurlock Maternal great-grandparents are Vern a Dean of Sebring and Maxine Spurloc k of Interlachen. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Carolyn Thieme. Paternal greatgrandmother is Ida Thieme of Kansa s. Carson ToddNeysa and Scott Todd of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daugh ter, Carson Reese, at 9:16 a.m. on March 5, 2011 at Highlands Regiona l Medical Center, Sebring. Carson weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Mitch and Pamela Rice. Paternal grandparents are Tommy and Dena Todd.Emmalyn ToothmanCandice and Nathaniel Toothman o f Wauchula announce the birth of a daughter, Emmalyn Caydee Faith, at 10:54 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2011 at Florid a Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Emmalyn weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ronald Kilpatrick of Bowling Green, Janet Spell of Wauchula, and J.T. Pridgeon of Lake Placid. Paternal grandparents are Nellie an d Jay Toothman of Polk City, Krystal Schuck of West Palm Beach and Kevin Carver of Winter Haven.Eli ValdezRoxy Torres and Rick Valdez of Wauchula announce the birth of a so n, Eli R., at 7:54 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medica l Center, Sebring. Eli weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparentsare Rosalva and Jaime Torres of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are Delia an d Richard Valdez of Zolfo Springs. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 9B CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births,engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring, FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Births CELEBRATIONS BrittainBuddy and Mary Lou B rittain celebrated their 55th w edding anniversary on M arch 3. They were married M arch 3, 1956 in Gaffney, S .C. by Probate Judge W.R. D ouglas. They lived in C herryville, N.C. on Marys G rove Road before moving to Sebring in 1991. "We are thankful for an abundant life and hope for eternal life together which God has promised to those who believe and receive the Lord Jesus as Savior." The couple make their home in Sebring Hills. 55th Anniversary Buddy and Mary Lou Brittain Christopher OwenArmy Pfc. Christopher H. O wen has graduated from B asic Combat Training at F ort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of t raining, the soldier studied t he Army mission and r eceived instruction and t raining exercises in drill a nd ceremonies, Army histor y, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. Owen graduated in 2006 from Sebring High School. Snapshots HUMVEESMIXESCH IVIED ENTITLEARENAOUTINLA TEACHERTONALSPANNED HAREVIETNAMVETSCOME RAVEFLEWEONSRACE ATRESTDROOLEDSEVENS CHARLESSOLESFLYINTO ESTSLAWDADFRINTSB AGATESVFEEDME MTVAVATARGARNERVIS CHIPSINREPOTCOSSACK CELLVINCEVAUGHNTREE AFLATCOANCHORSRAIMI BEATITMSTEURDUNCAN EDGEDINMESASTENDONS ELEVONRODSUNNIS LOVEDONESVWHITENESS IGOTOUELEFIATRSVPS MRIVESTALVIRGINSEEG AECEDESLAVEOSUINT SSERURHATEDNAPNTS CROSSWORDSOLUTION Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Associated PressLONDON Prince C harles could be forgiven for f eeling a bit grumpy these d ays. Close to many people's r etirement age, he's still waiti ng for the position he was g roomed for: King of E ngland. And he's preparing f or the wedding that will m ake his eldest son Prince W illiam and Kate Middleton t he fresh new faces of a m onarchy sorely in need of r enewal. That leaves Charles, who o nce cut a dashing figure hims elf, something of a forgotten m an. He is sandwiched between h is mother Queen Elizabeth I I, treasured for her steadfast d ignity and devotion to duty since her coronation in 1953, and William, who carries a hint of the late Princess Diana's glamour wherever he goes. "He's in a very tricky position," said Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine. "By next year his mother will have been on the throne for 60 years, she's the only monarch many of us have ever known. When she came in, she was very young with two small children and there was huge empathy for her, but Charles won't get that when he comes to the throne." He said the failure of Charles'marriage to Diana and the role that his current wife, Camilla, played in that doomed union has given the public too much information about the man who would be king. "We've heard his private telephone conversations," Little said, referring to embarrassing intimate calls that were intercepted and published, giving Britons a glimpse into Charles'fantasies. "The mystique is well and truly gone, so he will come to the throne with all that baggage. Charles has always been rather eclipsed, by Diana, and now by his older son, who is about to marry a beautiful bride. Charles just accepts that for the foreseeable future the spotlight will shine on William and Catherine, as we're going to have to start calling Kate." Charles'problems with Diana are ancient history, and Camilla's tattered image as "the other woman" has to a substantial degree been repaired, but there has been lasting damage to the prince's reputation. He looks and sounds tired, generating little excitement with his public appearances. The 62-year-old prince even seemed a bit out of sorts when William and Middleton happily announced their engagement in November, commenting that it was about time since the young couple had "played house long enough." It is hard to remember the halcyon days when he was seen as a stylish young bachelor linked to some of the most beautiful women in Europe. Prince Charles seems like forgotten man at William and Kate's wedding

PAGE 22

Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com Oriental Medical Clinic of Florida, P.A. TRADITIONALCHINESEMEDICINEWe specialize in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine To help you in the treatment of:€ Pain Management € Chronic Disease € Weight Loss € Wellness Enhancement Jeanie O. Lee, D.A.O.M.Acupuncture Physician3101 Medical Way Sebring, Florida386-5050 € Neck Pain € Sciatica € Knee Pain € Numbness € Shoulder Pain € Pinched Nerves € Low Back Pain € Hip Pain € Muscle Spasm € Pain Extending Down the Arms or Legs € Herniated DiscWe know your experience with us will be beneficial! Dr. Sabina Khadim, M.D.863-471-25054639 Sun N Lake Blvd. € Sebring, FLINTERVENTIONAL PAINAND SPINE CENTERS Work Injuries € Sports Injuries € Auto AccidentsConditions treated: www.GreatSpineCare.comWe know your experience with us will be beneficial! Visit www.bestopenmri.com to see why we have theƒ € Best Results € Best Care € Best Price Its Your Choice. 2821 US HWY 27 N € SEBRINGMost major insurance and credit cards accepted. The Only Upright MRI in Highlands County Your Complete Imaging CenterPrenatal Ultrasound Session Session Includes:€ Two colorized, 4D thermal prints € CD Gallery of high-res 3D & 4D images € DVD showing Babys movement € Sex Determination (On Request) COMPLETE Package$99 Spiral CT Lung Screening Early DetectionMay save your life. Spiral CT Lung Screening for Lung Cancer Saves Lives...162,000 people die each year of lung cancer, BUT, with early detection 132,000 people can be saved.… According to a research study, New England Journal of Medicine 10/26/06 Upright’ MRI The revolutionary design of FONARs Upright’ MRI allows patients to simply walk in, sit down and be scanned while you watch a 42" TV.The Upright’ MRI allows all parts of the body, particularly the spine and joints, to be imaged in the weight bearing state. BEST Care BEST Results BEST PriceUpright MRI € Open MRI € CT Scan Ultrasound X-Ray € Bone Density Most major insurance/ credit cards accepted.*BEST rates average 25% less than Hospitals863-471-BEST2821 US HWY 27 N € SEBRING Its Your Choice...Choose BEST Introducing the first 100% invisible custom digital hearing aid. Do you hear but not understand? Do you struggle to hear in noise? Wish there was an invisible solution? This hearing aid was made just for you. Miniscopic’ is designed for people who want an invisible hearing aid with state-of-the-art digital sound processing technology. It is 100% invisible in the ear and uses Imagine’Vivid Speech technology designed to improve hearing in restaurants, cars and noisy gatherings. Wherever you are, focus on the sounds that are important to you. Special to the News-SunSEBRING During times of e mergency it is important to have r eliable communication links. V olunteer radio operators from the C ivil Air Patrol (CAP) receive o ngoing training in order to provide v aluable communication channels w hile fulfilling their emergency s ervices mission. The CAPcommunications netw ork is a ready force for homeland s ecurity and the protection of life a nd property. Its members are t rained to professional standards. T he nationwide CAPcommunicat ion system has 840 high-frequency r adio stations, 5,000 fixed-land r adio stations and 10,000 mobile r adios, deployed in every state, the D istrict of Columbia and Puerto R ico. ACAPradio communication s eminar was held on Saturday at the S ebring Airport boardroom. Due to t he centralized location, the training a ttracted radio specialists from a cross the state to learn about important updates to the organization's communication system and procedures. The event is a first of its kind communications seminar for the area. It was hosted by the CAP Highlands County Senior Squadron and co-sponsored by Group 5 and Florida Wing. Group 5 is one of seven sub-units in the state and comprises a 10-county area in Southwest Florida. The participants were welcomed by Group 5 Commander Lt. Col. Fran Gleockler of Sebring and Major Robert Bayless, Group 5 Communications Officer from Sarasota. The featured speaker was Lt. Col. Bruce McConnell, Florida Wing Communication Officer. McConnell provided information about the upgrades made to the statewide system, clarified recent changes in regulations and included instructions for maintaining the new equipment and using the improved system for tracking equipment inventory. More than 35 participants from Florida's CAPsquadrons attended the day-long event. Participants representing both senior and cadet squadrons came from Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, Titusville and several other Southwest Florida locations. There were even "snowbirds" from Michigan and Pennsylvania. The expanded schedule included time for an open discussion period allowing participants to ask the experts questions. "It is important to take the time now to get everyone on the same page when we have a missing airplane or a storm is bearing down on us, we need to be ready to step up the operation tempo and work as a team," Bayless said. Many of the attendees commen ted about the information sessio n and expressed thanks to the Sebrin g Airport Authority and Airport Ca fe for their role in making the trainin g events successful. Civil Air Patrol, the official au xiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a non-profit organization with 58,00 0 members nationwide. CAPin its A ir Force auxiliary role, performed 9 0 percent of continental U.S. inlan d search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Resc ue Coordination Center and was cre dited by the AFRCC with saving 7 2 lives in fiscal year 2009. Its volunteers also perform hom eland security, disaster relief an d courier drug missions at the reque st of federal, state and local agencie s. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the more than 23,00 0 young people currently participa ting in CAPcadet programs. CA P has been performing missions f or America for 68 years. CAP volunteers provide vital communication link in an emergency Courtesy photo A CAP radio communication seminar was held on Saturday at the Sebring Airport board room.

PAGE 23

Associated PressNEWYORK There's a new romance in publishing and it's happening online. Avon Books announced Monday that it has set up a digital romance imprint, Avon Impulse, where books by new and established authors will be released electronically, with paper editions available on demand. The imprint begins next week with an e-novella by Katherine Ashe, "ALady's Wish," and "multiple titles" are planned each month. Avon Books is an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The digital market has been especially strong f or romance fiction, in pa rt because fans can read e-ed itions in public without fear of embarrassment. Avon al so cited decreased shelf space in physical stores as a reaso n for starting Avon Impulse. DearAbby: I am a 50y ear-old gay man. On New Y ear's Eve, there was a b lock party on the street I l ive on. My neighbors, Tim" and "Marie," are a g ood-looking 30-ish couple. I was watching the firew orks when Marie sat down n ext to me and said, "Tim a nd I would like to get to k now you better. How about w e drop by for drinks some n ight after we put the kids to b ed?" She said this while s troking my upper thigh with h er hand. I find the idea of being i ntimate with her husband a ppealing, but I have never been with" a woman and I d on't think I want to be. It s eems to me the most prud ent approach would be to p ass on this opportunity, but h ow do I do it without o ffending or causing embarr assment for one of my n eighbors? Caught in the Fireworks, Houston DearCaught: Does this n eighbor know your sexual o rientation? If the answer is n o, just thank her and tell h er you're not into threes omes. Because it has taken y ou so long to give her an a nswer, she probably won't be surprised that a liaison is not your cup of tea. However, if she does know, tell her with a wink: "Thanks for the offer I'm not into threesomes. But you can send Tim over anytime." DearAbby: After 30 years of marriage, my husband is more interested in watching politics on TVthan interacting with me. We are, by mutual consent, no longer intimate but he totally ignores me. He will talk to anyone who looks his way, but he doesn't talk to me. His idea of doing something together is driving around the countryside for four hours looking at the scenery. He'll lie on the couch and watch TVor read while I'm a few feet away and not say more than a dozen words to me all day. I can't do this much longer. What do you suggest? Neglected Wife in Greenville, S.C. DearNeglected Wife: Perhaps you should spend less time with your husband. Couples who spend a lot of time together can find conversation difficult because they have nothing fresh to bring to it. Do some things with female friends so you won't feel so shut in and isolated. This way you will have more experiences you can discuss. Also schedule some diversions you can enjoy together that don't involve conversation. How about a movie or a play, or a volunteer activity you can both be involved in? If this doesn't help, then consider counseling. DearAbby: I don't understand why people need others to take sides in an argument. If someone is upset and wants to cut someone out of his/her life, why does that person expect family and friends to do the same even if the disagreement had nothing to do with them? Some of them lie to force the issue. I just don't understand especially because we're talking about adults. Puzzled in Coon Rapids, Minn. DearPuzzled: They do it to punish (and isolate) the person they're mad at. However, if you make plain to the manipulator because that's what the person is that you will not be dragged into the middle of something that's not your business, you'll be better off. P.S. What makes you think that all adults act like adults? Surely I'm not the only person who has seen a grown-up behave like a 5year-old. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular.' Send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 11B THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU PG13(Matt Damon,Emily Blunt)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30RANGOPG(Animated Voices by Johnny Depp,Abigail Breslin)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30TAKE ME HOME TONIGHTR(Topher Grace,Anna Faris)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15HALL PASSR(Owen Wilson)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30GNOMEO & JULIET 2DG(Animated)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15THE KINGS SPEECHR(Geoffrey Rush,Colin Firth)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 03/04 Thursday 03/10 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee COMING SOONMar 18 THE LINCOLN LAWYER SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGES3750 U.S. 27 North, Unit C1 € 471-2277Next to Fairmount Cinema 6 € Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Closed Sunday Tobacco Products, Candy, Cold Beer, Housewares, Gifts & MORE!LOW PRICES € MANY GOOD BARGAINS € CLOSEOUTS!*Prices do not include tax. Natural Light and Natural IceAll Old Milwaukees Best … Reg, Lt, Ice12 Pack $6.99 Budweiser and Bud Light 12 Pack $10.99 Busch, Busch Light and Bud Ice18 Pack $11.29 Smoke Odor ExterminatorCandles/Spray Can $6.79/$5.79 Cigarette Style Little CigarsMany Brands $6.99 … $10.99 Carton305s and ROMY 3 Pack Deal $10.30 For 3 Misty $45.99 Carton Galaxy 100% ADDITIVE FREE Natural Cigarette $29.49 Carton Newport$50.49 Carton € 3 Pack Deal $5.19 Ea. Seneca $31.69 Carton E.O. Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue € Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsŽEmail: kochcon@strato.netState Certified License #CGC1515338 € ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS € RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL DESIGN € REMODELING € ALUMINUM € ROOFING€ Carports, Patios, Siding, Fascia€ SEAMLESS GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS DIVERSIONS V-2By PETER A. COLLINS ACROSS 1 Desert Storm transports 8 Is sociable 13 Annoyed with persistent petty attacks 20 Qualify 21 Contest site 22 1994 Red Hot Chili Peppers album 23 Rabbi or mullah 24 Like most Western music 25 Went over completely 26 March ___ 27 John McCain and John Kerry 30 Dog command 31 Gig for a deejay 33 Sped 34 For-EV-er 35 Steeplechase, e.g. 36 Idle 38 Emulated a hungry wolf 40 Common rolls 42 River crossed by the Longfellow Bridge 44 Clogs at the bottom? 45 Arrive at by air 46 Repair shop figs. 47 British P.M. after Lloyd George 49 Ward, to the Beaver 50 Payday, often: Abbr. 51 Crash-investigating org. 52 Striped stones 55 What "Arf! Arf!" or "Meow!" may mean 57 "The Real World" airer 60 2009 hit film with subtitled scenes 62 Earn 63 Word on either side of "ˆ" 66 Contributes 68 Transfer, as at a nursery 70 "The Charge of the Light Brigade" figure 72 Block component 73 "Wedding Crashers" co-star, 2005 76 Evolutionary chart 77 Key of Chopin's "Polonaise-Fantaisie" 79 Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, once, on "S.N.L." 80 "Spider-Man" director 81 "Get lost!" 83 Ft. Collins setting 84 Abbr. on a currency exchange board 85 Toy company behind yo-yos 86 Entered carefully 88 Canyonlands National Park features 90 Bands on the run? 91 Aircraft control surface 93 Good name for a surveyor? 94 Some Muslims 95 Those near and dear 98 Quality of new-fallen snow 101 "___ Pieces" (Peter and Gordon hit) 102 Congolese river 104 Nondemocratic rule 105 Short answers? 106 Kind of scan, for short 107 Keepers of the flame? 111 E.R. readout 112 Old nuclear watchdog: Abbr. 113 Dutch city ESE of Utrecht 114 Toil 115 The Beavers of the N.C.A.A. 116 QB's miscue 117 Newcastle-toLondon dir. 118 Play that introduced the word "robot" 119 Anathematic 120 Break, of a sort 121 Some Windows systems DOWN 1 Eighth Hebrew letter 2 Discovers 3 Post-flood locale 4 The other way around 5 Old verb ending 6 About 16,900 ft., for 3-Down 7 Letter's end? 8 The situation 9 Tree with very hard timber 10 TV title character who said "I'm not an Amazon" 11 Covered, as cookware 12 Some gunfire 13 Overhead ___ 14 Cadence syllables 15 "Let's make ___ true Daily Double" 16 Plant with purple flowers 17 Name of 13 popes 18 Gold and silver, but not bronze 19 ___ City, Fla. 28 Antiquity, poetically 29 Demise 32 Course for new U.S. arrivals 35 King on un trono 36 A-one service? 37 Setting for part of 2005's "Munich" 39 Royal name in Norway 40 Use for skating 41 Break down 43 Infernal 45 Big name in mustard 48 Sloppy, as a kiss 50 Sword: Fr. 53 ___-X 54 "Oh, joy!," e.g., typically 55 Inane 56 ___ Miller (Julie Christie title role with 57-Down) 57 Warren Beatty title role with 56-Down 58 Group with a board of governors 59 Weekly since 1955, with "The" 61 Type in again, as a password 62 "After you" 63 Vessel seen just below the surface? 64 Hired gun, in gang slang 65 Coils 67 Clotting agent 69 Plastic used in piping 71 Subs 74 Marcel Marceau, e.g. 75 [This makes me mad!] 78 Satisfied, for a while at least 80 #2's 82 Home recorder 85 Repair shop job 87 Teetotaler 89 U.S.S.R. part: Abbr. 90 What may help one live and learn? 92 Classic hair removal brand 94 Catch some flies 95 Some beans 96 Meanies 97 Hack 98 Overly caffeinated 99 Pooped 100 Some NCOs 103 "___ Enchanted" (2004 film) 104 V 108 U.R.L. ender 109 Brewhouse fixture 110 Code-breaking grp. 12345678910111213141516171819 202122 232425 2627282930 3132333435 363738394041 42434445 464748495051 5253545556 575859606162636465 666768697071 7273747576 77787980 8182838485 8687888990 91929394 9596979899100 101102103104105 106107108109110111 112113114115116 117118119120121 Solution on page 9B Neighbor taken aback by block party proposition Are you always at full throttle? I know that I lived this way for many years. The main reason I was always rushing was that I felt like I was behind and playing catch up. This was a vicious cycle that was perpetuated by staying up too late just so I could get one more thing done. When you don't get enough sleep you have no energy. This lack of sleep causes you to be irritable. When your unpleasant mood reaches that level it is best to just go take a nap before you say things that you wish you had not said. If you persist in pushing yourself then there are other things that you may need to be aware of. Most accidents occur when you are in a hurry. Think about the last time you fell, what was going on? Were you running to get the phone? Hurrying down stairs to put a load of laundry in the washing machine or were you late for work and racing to get in the car and leave? Then what happens when you finally make it to the car; that foot gets heavy and you think you can shave a few minutes by fudging the speed limit just a little. Let me tell you, hurrying never did get you there on time when you were already late to start with. All it did was set you up for an accident and if you were lucky, you got stopped by the police officer. This may have saved you from an even worse fate of hurting yourself or one of your children. When we are rushing around our brain does not work efficiently. We can't think. Logic goes right out the window. That is why common sense is a scarce commodity when we are in trying to play catch up. All it takes to get hold of your senses is to stop the hyper speed merri-go-round by jumping in right where we are. Do not try to play catch-up. We establish simple habits that form the foundation of a life that is peaceful. This month's habit is ge tting dressed, to lace up shoes as soon as you get up in the morning. One tip for making this habit easier is to pick out your clothes the night before. This one habi t starts your day on a calm note. You can accomplish a whole lot more in a day when you slow down and take one thing at a time. We have always prided ourselves at being able to multi-task. Well, this is a li e we tell ourselves so we hav e permission to rush. When you try to do two things at once; neither one of them get done. While your attentions are pulled in two different directions your body gets beaten up. Slow down, you don't have to live this way. Just one little habit will start yo u on a journey of slow and steady. As each habit becomes automatic; your routines will bring this pea ce to your life. All it takes fro m you is a commitment to tak e babysteps. What is your speed? You may find that a little dose o f calm is better than any adrenaline or caffeine diet you have ever been on. For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her Web site and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections' published by Random House and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter' published by Simon and Schuster. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley. Used by permission in this publication. You can't always be pedal to the metal FLY Lady Leanne Ely Dear Abby Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Online romance? Publisher starts e-romance imprint

PAGE 24

Page 12BNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com



PAGE 1

By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Sebring International Raceway is beginning to awaken with the sights and sounds of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh From Florida. Motorists have been falling into their spots in the Raceway field set aside for early arrivals for weeks. Several RVs were parked in the staging area mid-morning on Tuesday, but there were no fans out and about. The Raceway staff members, however were the exact opposite. Bustling in and out of offices, the staff is beginning to feel the pull of Race Week as it quickly approaches. President and General Manager Tres Stephenson is excited about this years Race Week. Last year, we totaled 107,000 people during Race Week, said Stephenson, who is confident that the numbers will be well above last years. We are already 10 percent up from last year, started Stephenson. Last year we had 33 cars (entered in the Race). This year we have 60. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Let the man do his job was a sentiment expressed by several people at the special meeting in Avon Park on Monday night. The meeting was called, according to Mayor Sharon Schuler, to discuss recent job description changes at city hall, but Schuler started off with a prepared statement about transparency over recent decisions made by City Manager Bruce Behrens. I, for one, cannot get the city manager to communicate with me. He does not call me on any issue, and I think that when we change job descriptions and something that is out in the public and other employees can see that a raise is given, it is not something that this council does not need to know. We need to know before the citizens come to us. We need to know before the employees come to us, Schuler said. More than 60 people, mostly city employees, packed the audience to hear Schuler ask pointed questions to Behrens also and make statements about the city manager. Alot of it is transparency. It seems that a lot of it, and lot of the job changes, is done behind closed doors, Schuler said. Schuler asked Behrens to describe what he thought his job Dragons edge MinersPAGE1BSebring election results onlinewww.newssun.comSFCC opens nature trailPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, March 9-10, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 29 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 83 63Complete Forecast PAGE 8A Mostly sunny and nice Forecast Question: Is the special meeting called by Avon Park mayor necessary? Next question: Do you think Avon Park City Manager Bruce Behrens is doing a good job? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Robert L. Adams Age 93, of Sebring Joyce Hollywood Age 57, of Sebring Paul R. Whetstine Age 83, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 21.3% No 78.7% Total votes: 61 Celebrations 9B Classifieds 9A Clubs & Organizations7B Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Fly Lady 11B Friends & Neighbors6B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 11B Police Blotter 2A Sports On TV 2B Index We need to let the man do his job Avon Parkmayor questions city managers actions at special meeting, but some wonder why News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Avon Parks City Manager Bruce Behrens listens to Mayor Sharon Schuler read a statement on Monday. Behrens spent the meeting defending decisions he made concerning job descriptions. Behrens asserted that everything he did was within his own job description and the city charter. News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDG E Avon Parks Mayor Sharon Schuler called a special meeting on Monday to discuss City Manager Bruce Behrens. Schuler expressed her concerns over recent decisions made by Behrens and said she hasnt been happy with the level of communication shes had with the city manager. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Coun ty Commissioners started the ir first round of budget prese ntations on Tuesday, an d everyone was asked to ma ke cuts in order to fix an $ 11 million deficit. We are facing a hole. W e plugged the budget with $ 11 million, so we are looking f or $11 million, said Boa rd Chairwoman Barbara Stewa rt at the beginning of the pr esentations. Government h as no money. The Boys and Girls Clu b of Highlands County, Rid ge Area Arc, the Champion f or Children Advocacy Cente r, Parks and Natural Resource s, Animal Control and t he Highlands County Libra ry System were all asked to make cuts to this year s budget during the meeting. Commissioners comp limented each presenter an d expressed that their servic es were much needed in t he county, but the messa ge about trimming servic es remained consistent throug hout the discussion. You have to cut, sa id Commissioner Jack Rich ie during the presentation b y the Ridge Area Arc. Stewart called for an ear ly start in the budget seaso n because of her concerns th at the trend this year is a conti nuation of a downturn in t he economy that started in 200 7. Stewart is the only com missioner of the four that w as seated during the last budg et season, and stated at an ear liService agencies told to trim fat County out to fill $11 million budget deficit See MAYOR, page 8A See COUNTY, page 8A By MARCIADUNN APAerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL Just a day away from landing, Discoverys astronauts received the first-ever live wake-up music in the history of the shuttle program Tuesday, a tune written in honor of the worlds most traveled spaceship. Discovery is on the verge of ending its nearly 27-year flying career. Its scheduled to return to Earth at 11:57 a.m. today for the last time. The approach will take it across the northern half of the peninsula, meaning a loud sonic boom likely wont be heard in Highlands County as the shuttle passes overhead on a west-to-east track. NASAwill spend several months decommissioning Discovery, then send it to the Smithsonian Institution to live out its days. Before Tuesday morning, a shuttle crew had never awakened to a live music performance before from Mission Control. The lead guitarist of Big Head Todd and the Monsters performed a solo version of Blue Sky. The group wrote the song at the request of the 2005 crew of Discovery, which returned NASAto orbit following the Columbia tragedy. It ended up the top vote-getter in NASAs pickthe-wake-up-music contest to mark the end of the shuttle program, just a few months away with only two mission remaining. Shuttle commander Steven Lindsey thanked Mission Control for the special recording. He didnt realize the acoustic performance was live until Todd Park Mohr radioed greetings. Discovery heading for final landing See SHUTTLE, page 8A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lisa Celentano talks about the 12 Obstacles of Sebring CrossFit Challenge, a new event to take place March 18 at the Sebring International Raceway. Race Week will feature more than just cars News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS All CrossFit Challenge participants will receive an official 12 Obstacles of Sebring t-shirt. 12 Hours of Sebring New events and activities set for Raceway See RACE, page 8A

PAGE 2

Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The South Florida Community College Museum of Florida Art and Culture is partnering with Archbold Biological Station to present its first outdoor environmental art and science exhibition, Nine Natives: Wildflower Wayside Shrine, located on College Drive opposite the SFCC Highlands Campus. The exhibition features a walking trail through the scrub habitat with shrine boxes installed along the way. Each shrine box is dedicated to an endemic or endangered plant species found on the Lake Wales Ridge. The project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. The trail takes between 20 and 30 minutes to walk and is clearly marked by signs created by SFCCs Intermediate computer graphics students. Trail maps are located in a shrine box located outside of SFCC MOFAC. Each shrine box contains information on the plant it features as well as a book in which visitors can write their own observations. Visitors to the trail can also make rubbings from the shrine box covers. The trail will be open to the public daily. Mollie Doctrow, SFCC MOFAC curator, decided to create the exhibit after hearing about the scrub habitat located on the SFCC Highlands Campus. I had been working in scrub habitat for a couple of years and have since come to appreciate its different kind of beauty, she said. My hope is that this project brings attention to conserving and preserving it. SFCC student and Archbold Biological Station volunteer Chris Jennings is tracking and recording plants, animals and insects found along the trail using GPS coordinates. So far, seven endangered and/or threatened plants have been located along the trail. An indoor group exhibition featuring artists Reed Bowman, David Price, John Moran, Mark Deyrup, Carlton Ward Jr. and Doctrow will also be held inside SFCC MOFAC honoring these plants. The exhibition and trail opens to the public with a reception from 12:40-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in SFCC MOFAC. Scientists from Archbold Biological Station will identify the flora and fauna endemic to the Lake Wales Ridge, and author Carol Mahler will read passages from Florida literature that highlight features of the scrub habitat. Aplace becomes sacred when people stop and take the time to notice what is around them, said Doctrow. The exhibition is a chance for those in the community to learn about and appreciate what is living just outside their back doors. For more information on the trail and exhibit, call Doctrow at 784-7240. Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. Please call 385-6155.SUBSCRIPTION RATES12 mo.7% FL taxTotal HOME DELIVERY$60.46$4.23$64.69 IN FLORIDA MAIL92.236.4698.69 OUT OF FLORIDA MAIL105.99105.99 Deadlines for subscription changes are noon on Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon on Thursday for the Friday edition, and noon on Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. Romona Washington Publisher and Executive Editor863-385-6155, ext. 515 March 5 5614232429x:4Next jackpot $2 millionMarch 2 3711194041x:4 Feb. 26 5718244953 March 7 26132128 March 6 1214222329 March 5 1115192231 March 4 223252830 March 7 (n) 391 7 March 7 (d) 1824 March 6 (n) 9299 March 7(n) 07 2 March 7 (d) 03 8 March 6 (n) 17 1 March 6(d) 27 1 March 4 269277 March 1 317232918 Feb. 25 68344013 Feb. 22 211353614 March 55 223314248 PB: 21 PP: 2Next jackpot $40 millionMarch 2 731505158 PB: 6 PP: 2 Feb. 26 413172145 PB: 10 PP: 5 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 Precautionary Boil Water Notice rescindedLAKE PLACID The March 3 Precautionary Boil Water Notice for the emergency water shutdown on Wednesday and Thursday, March 2-3, to all Placid Utility water system customers in Tomoka Heights on Grandview Boulevard and Crestview Terrace from the Rosewood Drive North/Crestview Terrace intersection to the Tomoka Boulevard North intersection including Crestview Court North is rescinded following the repair of the 10-inch water line and the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey showing that the water is safe to drink. Call Placid Utilities at 402-6786 or 699-3716.IDA/EDC board meets todaySEBRING The board meeting for the Industrial Development Authority and the Economic Development Commission will meet at 7:30 a.m. today in the SFCC Board Room in Building F, 600 W. College Drive.Elder Affairs Program to present Medicare 101 workshopSEBRING Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders, an award-winning, volunteerbased program will be presenting a Medicare 101 workshop on Thursday at the Lake Placid Library, 205 W. Interlake Blvd. The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and will focus on what you need to know about Medicare when you turn 65 including the recent changes to Medicare benefits. In addition, it will address how to avoid becoming a victim of Medicare fraud. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, which offers one-on-one assistance and information at no cost to you. Locally, it is administered by the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, a non-profit focused on improving the lives of seniors. Specially-trained volunteers of the SHINE program can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, prescription dru g and health insurance ques tions by providing inform ation, comparing policies and helping with claims and appeals. Contact Robin Watt at the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging at (813) 740-3888 or the Elder Helpline at 1-800963-5337. Ash Wednesday services plannedSEBRING Ash Wednesday services are planned at St. John United Methodist Church at 12 and 7 p.m. today, and at Atonement Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. today. The service at Atonement Lutheran Church will be led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox with the imposition o f ashes.Founders Garden Club meets ThursdayAVON PARK The March meeting of Avon Parks Founders Garden Club will be held Thursda y at the lovely home of Martha and Winkie Williams on Lake Byrd. Martha, an Avon Park Hig h School cheerleader in 1958, has been a life-long resident of Avon Park and has faithfully served as treasurer of the club for many years. Read Winkie Williamslife story in A Peoples History of Avon Park, 2010. Guest speaker will be Darlene Foster, who will present a program on deluxe trees and shrubs an d native plants. The beauty of the new green leaves and flowers that have popped out on Avon Park s trees and shrubs serves to remind all why we like to garden. Call Anita Helbig, club president, at 452-1927. Visitors are welcome. And dont forget to buy the blubs 2011 calendar in Albrittons Barbershop.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke by Megasounz today. For COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, March 7: Robert Michael Albaugh, 46, of Lake Placid, was charged with contempt of court for failure to pay child support. Lee Marvin Anderson, 25, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, second or subsequent offense. Emanuel Morrice Brown, 27, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Mateo Nicholas Castaneda, 20, had a status conference hearing for municipal ordinance violation. Joice Marie Channell, 56, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Ray Davila, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Larry Gene Dotson, 29, of Deltona, was charged with grand theft; uttering forged instrument; and forgery. Mary Magdalene Garcia, 41, of Wauchula, was charged with petit theft; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Rolando Garcia, 34, of Clewiston, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Larry William Langman, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with theft of a credit card; larceny or grand theft; burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, unarmed; fraudulent use of credit card to obtain goods. John Michael McConniel, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with damaging property, criminal mischief; and larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Henry Daniel McLendon, 45, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine, two counts. Robert Ray Molina, 34, of Miami, was charged on a Broward County warrant for stalking. Reynaldo Anastasio Molinar, 28, of Lake Wales, was charged with trafficking in stolen property; and giving false information to pawn broker. Jason David Parsons, 19, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or grand theft, three counts; burglary of unoccupied conveyance, unarmed, five counts; larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense, three counts; burglary of structure or conveyance, unarmed; trespassing property, not structure or conveyance; and larceny or petit theft, first degree. Ramon Perez Quinones, 25, of Sebring, was charged on out-ofcounty warrant for fraudulent use of rental property. Derian Orret Thelwell, 32, of Sebring, was charged with attempted manslaughter with firearm. Continued on page 5A Courtesy photo South Florida Community College student Mollie Ruble reads information on the plants that will be located inside the shrine boxes. Courtesy photo Shrine boxes featuring a endemic plant will be located along the trail. SFCC opens Wayside Shrine, walking trail Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Washpin Players, a group of thespians at Sebring Senior High School have been offering their production of Bamboozled to students free of charge this week. On Friday and Saturday night, members of the general public have an opportunity to see the production for a $3 admission fee. This is absolutely G rated and good for everybody from grandparents to grandkids, said Kareide ArthurMcGovern, class teacher and play director. Done in the Italian Comedia Del Arte style, Bamboozled is described as a high-energy performance, that sometimes sees characters leaving the stage and interacting with the audience during the action. The box office will open at 6:30 p.m. with the curtain to rise at 7 p.m. McGovern estimated the run time for the performance at a bit over an hour. It probably will be the fastest hour of your life, she said. The 10-member cast are students in McGoverns theater class and have been performing the play for elementary students during assemblies earlier this week. SHS theater class putting on play Courtesy photo Pantalone (Brant Rakoski) threatens to beat Trufaldino (Caylinn Shurtleff) in the Washpin Players production of Bamboozled. The play, done in the Commedia del Arte style, will be presented at the Smith Performing Arts Center at Sebring High School at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

PAGE 3

www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 3A o Marvin Panch NEW 2011 DODGE AVENGER $1000 REBATE OR 0% FOR 60 MOS. THE NEW 2011 CHRYSLERLEASE FROM $199 MO. No Dealer Fee, Plus Tax & Tag, State Fee, 0% WAC with ALLY, 0% in Lieu of Some Rebates. See Dealer for Lease Details.

PAGE 4

The main issue with M acbeth has to do with his b illing process, which has led t o significant overcharges in t he past. Another problem is that c ounty employees call M acbeth on their own to ask f or legal guidance regarding o fficial day-to-day business. T his leads to additional, o ften untracked billing. In 2010 Macbeths services t opped $355,000. We think t his is too high a cost for a c ounty our size. At the March 1 commiss ion meeting, Macbeth told t he members that his services are actually a bargain that the county is paying about the same for his legal services as other similar counties are paying their appointed attorneys. He said, for example, Sumter County pays $2.28 per person for legal representation; Hardee County pays $3.07; and Highlands pays $2.68. With litigation factored into the equation, Macbeth said Highlands spends $3.58 per person. Commissioner Don Elwell said at the meeting he thought an attorney and two paralegals could be hired for approximately $240,000 a year. We believe the county would be better off with a staff attorney. There are reasons for this beyond saving money. Acounty attorney works on behalf of the people, not the county commissioners and certainly doesnt work at tax payer expense to benefit his or her law firm. Acounty attorney has to have the community welfare as his or her first priority. In our opinion, the appointed (not elected) Macbeth wields a great deal of power in the county for example, he reviews the agenda for county commission meetings and makes suggestions with very little supervision. Any lack of supervision is not a healthy situation no matter what county position is in question or who holds it. Democracy really only functions well when there is a balance of powers and individual accountability. We are not accusing Macbeth of impropriety. We are sure the situation is more a case of complaisance after years of service, which is one reason long-time public servants need direction and parameters to function successfully. All of this is why we are glad the commission is setting new ground rules. County employees will not be allowed to call Macbeth. Only Ricky Helms, the county administrator, and the board itself, will now be allowed to direct Macbeth. The commissioners also called for a review of Macbeths contract and another audit of his bills. In other words, the commission made it clear to Macbeth that he may no longer act on his own, an d must adhere to the will of t he commission. He is an employee of the county, in other words, and not a fre estanding entity who can ma ke his own set of rules. This, we think, is a ve ry good thing. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com Keeping a shorter leash W ell, at least the county commissions decision to monitor County Attorney Ross Macbeth m ore closely is a step in the right direct ion. Nothing in this world is free E ditor: Cutting entitlement prog rams is a common topic t hese days. According to W ebsters dictionary, entitlem ent is something one has a r ight to. Social Security, M edicare and pensions are e ntitlement programs. Why, b ecause to be eligible for t hese, one pays into them for y ears. In trying to eliminate the d eficit, these should be the l ast to consider. Every freeb ie should be eliminated f irst. It irritates me to hear p oliticians lumping all these o ther things with these prog rams. There are numerous peop le who have made welfare a w ay of life, never trying to b e self-supporting and many f illing income taxes claiming d ependents they have cont ributed nothing to their supp ort. We are encouraging our c hildren at a young age to h ave babies out of wedlock t he more they have, the large r their government check; e ven bragging they have n othing to worry about. T hey get a check each month f rom the government, paying t heir expenses such as rent, c hildcare, diapers, etc., prov iding healthcare free of c harge. Nothing in this world is f ree. When we dont pay for w hat were getting, we are l iving at the expense of s omeone else. If some of t hese things were stopped, a l ot of these people would go t o work and these young g irls would quickly learn the i mportance of preparing to b e able to provide for thems elves, when they are no l onger getting that check. T hese boys who are in s chool because it is illegal to m iss who are just waiting to b e able to drop out, sell d rugs, rob or do some other c rime were forced to work to d efray some of the cost they a re causing, they would l earn to get their priorities in o rder. People will never learn to b e self-reliant as long as t hey get it given to them; t hats just human nature, but t o have a good life we forfeit t hat nature. God didnt intent f or a few to provide for all, b ut He will provide if we l ive according to His Word, r ead it and heed it. It works. T hats been my philosophy f or many years. Things have n ot always been roses, but H e always shows me the w ay. Im approaching 88; Ive n ever been on welfare. I came up in Depression days; I didnt have everything I wanted, but He only promises our needs. May we all work together to make this great country what our Lord Jesus Christ intended it to be. In the spirit of Christian love. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud SebringHigh speed rail would be good for governmentEditor: What is to me most striking is that in all of the stories concerning high speed rail between Tampa and Orlando there was no mention of the importance of this project to the U.S. government. High speed rail is of standout importance in France, China and Japan where these trains routinely carry passenger traffic between cities, frequently more efficiently than air travel for intermediate distances. As an important and growing element of the transportation industry in those countries, they have demonstrated their useful contribution to infrastructure. Yet, here rather than consider the importance to the nation as a whole, and the reason for a large dederal contribution to the project our governor only focused on short term costs and concerns that it might cost the state money. Never mind the support by referendum, and popular public voices, his excellency, the businessmans Governor, looks only to the so-called bottom line, as if even patriotic concerns must show a profit. Our roads are in disrepair, bridges in need of work, rail service and air travel stressed to the limit, yet an opportunity of jobs in the process are to be brushed aside because the prospectus does not guarantee profitability. Governor Scott, Florida is a peninsula, not an island. Whats good for the country may in fact may also be good for Florida. After all we are all Americans as well as Floridians. Randy Ludacer Lake PlacidGovernor, please stay the courseEditor: Governor Scott, I am writing to you again in reference to not accepting the high speed rail. I met you when you were in Lake Placid on the campaign. I am a disabled Army veteran, and again I want to express my concern of taking the money like you are. It is the cities that will have the rail system, so let the mayors come up with the money for the hundreds that would use the rail and not the millions who could not, would not. You, Gov. Scott, is why I voted for you (a Democrat) instead of Alex Sink. I did not want a yes person to Obamas hold on the state of Florida. We the citizens are losing more and more daily; we do not need the burden of this $2.4 billion added to us. So please stay your course. C.F. Neeley Lake Placid BouquetsSoup Up the Arts event a huge successEditor: The Art Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors who donated to our Soup Up the Arts event at Sebring High School. Our communitys generosity sincerely helped the club help others in need. We would also like to thank the members who stuck this year out with Art Club. We are incessantly grateful for your dedication and diligent participation. Members like you are what make Art Club so wonderful to be in. This is our ninth year doing this event (Soup Up the Arts) and this year we have decided to donate $3,000 to the Alex Barajas family (with medical needs) and for scholarships for Sebring High Schools graduating art seniors. We have been appreciatively victorious this year; as we have made and glazed over 500 bowls. Knowingly, these bowls would have been put to shame if there were no soup, bread, dessert, or drink to accompany them. Thus, Art Club would like to thank all of our sponsors and donators. All of you are amazing and will always have the vast assist and admiration of Art Club. Soup Up the Arts would have faltered miserably without your help. Therefore, officially, thank you Jean W. Moyer, Panera Bread, Alan Jay and Wildstein Family, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Zenos, Sebring Firemen, Taylor Rental Center, Chicanes Restaurant, Beef OBradys, IHOP, SweetBay, Brewsters Coffee House, Blackman Properties LLC., Sonnys, Bob Evans, Lake Placid Health Center, Polk county Art teachers, Stephen Hulen, Jean Brown, Cowboys, Blue Crab, Dr.Hulen, Yiannas Steakhouse, Starbuck, Mae Lees International Deli, Captain Ds, Christine Sebring, Village Inn, K-mart, Rick Hebert, Bobbi Berry, Juliet Perkins, Ruby Tuesday's, Dees Place, Sirrianos, Don Jose, Haines City High School Art Class, Children Academy of Theatre and Champions for Children, and Lake Placid High School FFAmemeber s. We can never thank you enough, dear sponsors and community, for accompany ing or helping us out contin uously. We thank you for al l the time you have helped u s succeed in giving back before and, hopefully, the times to come. We genuine ly thank all those who suppor t the Visual Arts. Fermin Sa ja SHS Art Club Preside nt Concert was a celebration of lifeEditor: What an amazing evenin g. Last Thursday, my husband and I saw a performance by Pat and Donna Surface. They hail from Ely, Minn., and have achieved notoriety across the country Pat is a Grammy award winner. Donna, his wife, is a performance artist in sign language and accompanied the group, which included three local musicians Manny Pitino playing bass, Doug Andrews on the keyboard and Jim Robertson multitasking on fiddle, guitar an d mandolin. The concert was not onl y part of the SFCC ongoing Kaleidoscope series it was a memorial to Jo Brenner, a beloved community membe r who passed away 17 month s ago. Her husband Gene Brenner, who owns Brenne r Pottery on the historic dow ntown Sebring Circle, was th e performance sponsor. This moving tribute was really a celebration of life a s even Pat and Donna include d a song dedicated to Donna s mother who passed last sum mer. What an uplifting even t hearing inspirational music sang, played and signed all evening. Songs like John Denvers Country Roads, Leonard Cohens Halleluiah, and Jos favorite, Dan Fogelbergs Run for the Roses! Guaranteed at some points there wasnt a dry eye in th e place. The intimate setting of th e small theater made for a feeling of sitting around your living room and celebrating life with good friends. We did not have the plea sure of knowing Jo Brenner, but judging from the heartfelt audience response, she was quite a generous and caring lady. Thank you SFCC, Gene Brenner, Pat and Donna, the band and th e wonderful audience for giv ing us a real night to remem ber. Angela and Jay Na sh Sebrin g Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail 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. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY

PAGE 5

Jack M. Tran, 18, of Sebring, was charged with lewd or lascivious battery, victim age 12-16, nine counts. Pedro Salvador Vasconcelos, 21, of Lorida, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Cristobal Velazquez Jr., 34, of Orlando, was charged with cruelty toward child, abuse without great harm; battery, second or subsequent offense; and disturbing the peace. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, March 6: Matthew Thomas Blankenship, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny of credit card; burglary of unoccupied conveyance, unarmed; larceny or grand theft; and illegal use of credit card to obtain goods. Aaron Andrew Doty, 19, of Sebring, was charged for taking wildlife roads/ right way, prohibited; and possession of gun with light, prohibited. Jose Luis Eslava, 33, of Rocky Mount, N.C., was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Maria Consuelo Hernandez, 39, of Sebring, was charged with permitting unauthorized person to drive. Charles Stanley Hunt, 31, of Lake Placid, was charged with disturbing the peace. Kevin Darnell Jefferson, 35, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Linda Denise Kooi, 50, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Dustin David Lang, 20, of Sebring, was charged for taking wildlife roads/right way prohibited; possession of gun with light prohibited; and discharged firearm in public. Mahya-Deen Al-Meen MuMin, 41, of Avon Park, was charged with attaching registration license plate not assigned; larceny, petit theft, first degree; failing to register motor vehicle; and driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Karen Shyanne Rice, 66, of Muncie, Ind., was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. John Henry Shirer, 59, of Sebring, was charged with purchase of cocaine; possession of cocaine. Melissa Michelle Smith, 38, of Lake Placid, was charged for obtaining property with worthless check. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, March 5: Maurilio, Antonio, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Donald Thomas Harper, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting officer, obstruction without violence; and cruelty toward child, infliction of physical or mental injury. Joseph Lawrence Heston, 23, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Robert Lester Mathews, 43, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use, two counts; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams, two counts. David Earl Matthews, 20, of Mineral Wells, Texas, was charged with crimes against person, corrupted by threatening public servant. Juste Pierre, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Miguel Angelo Sanchez, 41, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or neglect of child without great harm; domestic violence or simple assault, intent threat to do violence; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Brandi Nicole White, 19, of Frostproof, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, March 4: Alberto Arceo, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with conspiring to riot, disrupting education and affray, two counts; criminal mischief; possession of cannabis; possession of drug paraphernalia; breach of peace, disorderly conduct. Grover Leon Broxey, 41, of Live Oak, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for burglary of structure; and resisting arrest with violence. Octavio Gabriel Cisneros, 20, of Wauchula, was charged for no valid driver license. Vincent Edward DeLong, 20, of Boynton Beach, was charged with petit theft. Allen Sidney Edwards, 25, of Washington, D.C., was charged on an out-of-county warrant for selling, manufacturing or delivering drug. Carlos A. Juarbe, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, causing bodily harm; and domestic violence or battery, felony or domestic battery by strangulation. Francis Scott Key, 56, of Wauchula, was charged with battery on law enforcement officer; and resisting with violence. Marcus Douglas Lanfier, 26, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and refusing to submit to driving under the influence of alcohol test after license was suspended. Jose Luis Martin, 27, of Sebring, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Theodore S. McKeithan, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Robert Darnell Moore, 26, of Tampa, was charged on a Hillsborough County warrant for burglary of occupied dweling or conveyance. Alberto Resendiz Morales, 50, of Lake Placid, was charged with simple battery, touch or strike. Christopher Jere Pate, 21, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Jesus Rivas, 31, of Frostproof, was charged with burglary of tool; dealing in stolen property; and grand theft. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 5A Dr. Keatley Waldron Chiropractor13 Ryant Blvd. Sebring Westshore Plazawww.waldronchiropractic.com YEAH PACKERS!(863) 382-4445 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 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 ATTENTION RVers!!!10001 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33876(888) 859-5501BUTTONWOOD BAY INVITES YOU TO TAKE A TOUR!Enter to WIN One of Three Free Stays!Wednesday, March 16th 1PM 4 PMSign up Today Specials for New Guests! $ave Even More When You Bring A Buddy! m ore information and menu s election, call 453-4553. The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 L adies Auxiliary will meet at 4 p.m. today. The Mens A uxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. a nd the Post meeting is at 7 p .m. Bar bingo is set for 1 p .m. Thursday. For more i nformation and menu select ion, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will host music w ith Mike Claxton at 5:30 p .m. today. For more inform ation and menu selection, c all 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will host karaoke with F ireman from 5:30-8:30 p.m. t oday. Music by Franke is s et for 6-10 p.m. Thursday. F or more information and m enu selection, call 4650 131.Lunch Club W ednesday meets todaySEBRING Lunch Club W ednesday, a ladies netw orking club (career and c areer retired), will meet t oday and learn about NuSkin & New Tax Laws I nformation. Doors open at 1 1:30 a.m. at the Sebring E lks Lodge for members and g uests with showcases to p review and lunch to be s erved around 11:40 a.m. T he program starts at noon; c ost for lunch is $10. Theres n o monthly dues. Rise and Shine speaker i s Lisa Thomas, NuSkin independent distributor and owner of two year-round Jackson Hewitt Tax Serive locations and during the tax season three other locations. She will also bring Kathleen Tillman, her operations manager, for any 2011 tax guestions. For more information, contact Diana Albritton at 381-8170.Sweet Adelines invite guestsAVON PARK The Heart of Highland Sweet Adelines invites guests to an evening filled with fun, music and good fellowship at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Avon Park Rotary, 20 S Verona Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Call 382-1269, 699-0743, 4521927.Sebring Country Estates plan business meetingSEBRING The Sebring Country Estates Civic Association Inc. will hold its monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (behind Walmart). The meeting is open to residents and guests of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivisions and is held every second Thursday of the month. New members are invited and welcome to come and share in the associations mission to preserve the neighborhood and to find ways of improving it. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Commodities to be distributedSEBRING March 2011 Commodities will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday at The Salvation Army, 3135 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. If you dont have a 2011 Commodities Card you can register in the office, receive the 2011 card and receive Commodities to take. If you have any other questions, call the Commodities Hotline at 3857548, ext. 306.Works in Faith plans estate saleSEBRING Works in Faith is hosting a large estate sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The organization is helping a family that was referred by the Special Victim Unit of the Highlands County Sheriffs Department. Proceeds from the sales will be going to support local missionaries from Highlands. One is going to travel to 11 countries for 11 months, one is going to Haiti to witness, and one family is traveling to Peru for four years to continue Gods work. Some funds will also be used to help with the teen mothers. After the sale, the space will be utilized to sell tons of high quality fabric. There are more than 200 20-gallon totes full. To contribute, call 446-1367. The addresss of the sale is 917 Fielder Ave. Continued from page 2A Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES ROBERTL. ADAMS Robert L. Adams, 93, of S ebring, Fla. died on March 3 2011. He had lived at the P alms of Sebring and was r eceiving Good Shepherd H ospice Care. He was born in Van Buren Township, Putnam County, Ohio to Virgil and Ruth Adams. The family moved to I ndiana in 1927 and Robert g raduated from Lapaz High S chool, Lapaz, Ind., in 1 935. He married Mary E. M artin on Dec. 11, 1937. T hey celebrated their 72nd w edding anniversary just b efore she died on March 9, 2 010. Children surviving are D on (Barbara) Adams of F ort Wayne and Sebring, F la., Pat (Richard) Farmer o f Sebring, Fla., Ruth ( Rick) Peairs of Atascadero, C alif., and Bob (Nancy) A dams of Union, Ky. Also s urviving are 12 grandchild ren, 34 great-grandchild ren and one great-greatg randdaughter. Three grandc hildren and one greatg randdaughter are deceased. B rothers surviving are C lifford and Jim Adams of P lymouth, Ind. One brother, S tuart, and an infant sister, G ertrude Louise, preceded h im in death. Robert worked at K ingsbury Ordinance Plant, B all Band and Studebakers a s well as farmed an 80-acre f arm near Tyner, Ind. In 1 950 he sold that farm and b ought a 160-acre farm in C olumbia City, Ind. He f armed full time until 1972 w hen he went to work for t he Whitley County H ighway Department. The l ast four years he was the s uperintendent and he r etired at 62. They purc hased a home in Sebring in 1 979 and sold the farm. For s everal years they wintered i n Florida and summered in C olumbia City. He was an m ember of the ASC board, h elped assess property for T horncreek Township, was o n the school board, and a m ember of the Eagles in C olumbia City. He was a v olunteer and member of t he Sebring Recreational C lub and helped to maintain the shuffleboard courts. He loved to play shuffleboard and achieved State Pro status by winning points at many tournaments. He also had a workshop where he made many woodworking projects for his family. The viewing was held Tuesday, March 8 from 4-7 p.m. and the funeral will be on March 9 at 1 p.m. at Smith & Sons in Columbia City, Ind., and burial will be in South Park Cemetery. JOYCE A. HOLLYWOOD Joyce A. Hollywood, 57 of Sebring, Fla., died Saturday, March 5, 2011. Joyce was born in Washington, D.C., a graduate of Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Fla. She married Jerry Hollywood in 1975, moving to Sebring in 1978 and received her BAfrom Webber College, Babson Park, Fla. Joyce worked at Sebring High School for several years and at the time of her death she was serving as assistant registrar at South Florida Community College. She was a member of St. Catherine Junior Womens Club and the church choir. Joyce was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Avon Park. She had a love for music and enjoyed playing her white baby grand piano and also enjoyed crocheting. Joyce will be greatly missed for her unconditional love, compassionate heart, unique simplicity and her generosity. She is survived by her loving family, husband, Jerry; mother-in-law, Virginia Hollywood both of Sebring; children and their spouses, Christy and Michael Lynn, Gainesville, Fla.; Brandon and Amanda Hollywood, Sebring; and grandchildren, Carlie Jay Hollywood and Catherine Joyce Lynn. To honor Joyces memory a music fund is being established at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for those who wish to contribute. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Grace. Funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park with a time of fellowship and refreshments at Grogan Center, Our Lady of Grace following the burial. Condolences may be expressed at www.morrisfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to: Morris Funeral Chapel Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0101 www.morrisfuneralchapel.com PAULRICHARD WHETSTINE Paul Richard Whetstine, 83, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 at his home. He was born Nov. 12, 1927, to John and Ava (Eakle) Whetstine, in Canton, Ill., and had been a resident of Okeechobee and Sebring since 1992, coming from Bettendorf, Iowa. He was a supervisor for the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, retiring in 1988 after over 26 years of service. He attended Canton, Ill. public schools and Allied Institute of Technology and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church in Sebring. Paul is survived by his wife, Eleanor Coleman Whetstine; daughter, Lynne (Rick) Culligan of Chicago, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters. Afuneral service will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Stephenson-Nelson Chapel, Sebring, with Rev. Ron Degenaro officiating. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Hope Hospice, 4840 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com Adams Hollywood

PAGE 6

Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com

PAGE 7

www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 7A

PAGE 8

The tough economy may h ave patrons clutching their w allets tight for many recrea tional and entertainment v entures, but 12 Hours of S ebring is not one of them. We are doing well; the e conomy isnt affecting us. W e have loyal race fans and I t hink thats why, said S tephenson. This years Race festivities w ill feature a few new sights a nd aspects that Stephenson a nd vice-president and direct or of sales and marketing, M ichelle DeLaney, are cert ain will be crowd pleasers. DeLaney described a few o f the new events that Race f ans are welcomed to enjoy t his year. The Intercontinental Le M ans Cup will take place h ere this year. Its a six-race s eries, said DeLaney. There are 24 teams from o verseas. Weve always had a n international spin, but this y ear is the most weve ever h ad. At sundown on Friday, M arch 18, Race fans will be i n for a treat as a Balloon G low will light up the track a nd provide beautiful spin on t he Races. Fans can look forward to t he traditional and well loved p arts of the 12 Hours includi ng the Gala, the Run the T rack and Ride the Track e vents, and of course the P arty Zone. The usual live music and entertainment, activities and refreshments will be available to the public. This years bikini contest will be sponsored by the newly renovated Cowpokes Watering Hole. The Party Zone will feature the Patron tent as well as a brand new item, the 12 Obstacles of Sebring. The Crossfit challenge is the newest addition to the 12 Hours scene and is headed by Lisa Celentano, hospitality and project manager. Celentano is thrilled about the challenge and invites everyone to pre-register for the event. The course consists of 12 obstacles (each in Crossfit style) that participants must finish. The participants are timed and the top three winners of each group will compete at the main event at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 18. The cost of the 12 Obstacles is $25 per entrant. The participants receive a Tshirt and unlimited beer from Budweiser. The winner of the adult category receives $150 and the teen (ages 13-19) gets $100. The course was constructed voluntarily by ex-Marine Mike Hines, owner of Double H Fencing. Proceeds from the event benefit the Wounded Warrior Foundation which provides wounded and disabled law enforcement and military personnel exercise equipment. For race ticket information, call 1-800-626-7223 or visit sebringraceway.com. For information on the 12 Obstacles info, call Celentano at 655-1442 (extension 213). Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com ROOFING SPECIALIST SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY SINCE 1989Shingles Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Mobile Home Roofovers -FULLYLICENSED & INSURED385-4690State Lic # RC 0066817 QUALITY WORK AT A REASONABLE PRICE FREEESTIMATES d escription was, asked why he m ade the changes in job title f or Maria Sutherland to assist ant city manager, why he shuff led around duties in the citys f inance department and if he s igned an employment contract w ith Police Chief Michael J. R owan. Behrens explained that all of t hose decisions were within his j ob description outlined by the c ity charter, ordinances and the c ity policy manual. Behrens also asserted that h is changes were made to prov ide backup people to key p ositions within city hall. If anything happens, there h as to be someone to step in. E specially in finance, Behrens s aid. This is not some hidden r eorganization. We had a workl oad that ran our overtime over t he budget. I sat down with the d epartments and we reorgani zed some things around. We j ust finished this last week. I g athered input form the departm ent heads and the staff and t hen I made a decision. Other city council members r esponded that Behrens always r esponded to their questions in a timely fashion. I called this because of my t ransparency issues and my p roblems with the city manage r. I do not know if he is comm unicating with the others, S chuler said after Councilman P aul Miller pointed out that he h ad no problems with the city m anager and communications. We need to let him do his j ob, Miller said. We brought h im in here as city manager, a nd we need to let the man do h is job. We cannot be stepping on h is toes all the time. We do that a t the evaluation. What has b een done so far, I have no p roblem with him. I will say that the city mana ger has been responsive to e very issue that I have asked, C ouncilman Parke Sutherland s aid. During the discussion about j ob changes within the finance d epartment, Chief Financial O fficer Renee Green refused to e laborate on some subjects b ecause of what she stated was a concern about backlash from a nother city employee, but r efused to say who that e mployee. I am not going to say anything, because I will be retaliated against. I have no more comment, Green said. Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray pushed the issue, but Green stood fast on no comment about personnel because of her fears. I want to get the chain of command here correct. So she is afraid of retaliation from the city manager, shes not afraid of us? Gray asked. Green made it clear that it was not Behrens she was afraid of, but another co-worker and that she would go no further. Its a sad picture that someone like Renee Green, who has worked as long as she has for the city, can be afraid to make a comment about policy and be retaliated against, Parke Sutherland said. Despite council concerns, no member of the council called for an investigation into the intimidation matter during the meeting. Schuler then pointed out it was the councils job to make sure that the budget was followed, stating that the job reclassification in the accounting department was followed by a raise of $1.80 per hour, and that other employees are concerned because no one has gotten a raise in three years. Behrens explained that the raise was because the individual taking on the job had increased responsibilities actually outside the citys job classifications, but that the increase was well within the departments and citys budget. I just make sure that the city is still following the policy that the council has set, Schuler said. I might be wrong, and I have been wrong before. Former mayor Tom Macklin pointed out that a couple of employees were given raises before Behrens came into office, including Maria Sutherland, who was given a 10 percent increase in pay after she stepped down from the interim city manager position when Behrens was hired, and Public Works Director Julian Deleon, who received a $12,500 pay increase at the end of Maria Sutherlands term of office that was never approved by council. Macklin stated that in his opinion, Behrens was doing what the charter and the policy manual directed him to do. I see no place where he has overstepped his authority in what he has done, Macklin said. Macklin also pointed out that Behrens asked council if they would like to oversee all of his changes at a previous meeting, and council declined. He cracked the door, no one walked through it. If there is anyone who needs to be held accountable, I hold you people up there accountable, Macklin said. This whole discussion is just in bad faith. Fire department union leader Warren West echoed Macklins statements about Behrens. I think we should give him an opportunity to do his job. We have changed the classification in the fire department more than once, and it has never had to come before the council, West said. Gray was still searching for a reason for the meeting at the end. Ive been trying to find out what this meeting was all about. When I called the city manager, he wasnt sure what the meeting was about. Why were certain people getting raises, and some are not? Thats why I called the city manager, Gray said. I am still as confused as when I came up here. But Schuler insisted that the meeting was about communications between the city manager and the council. The main thing is transparency and communication. According to the charter, he needs to keep us abreast. We as a city council need to know what is going on before it comes out on the street, Schuler said. Behrens is scheduled for an evaluation later in March. Continued from page 1A er meeting that a continuing slide in ad valorem taxes is a problem for the county. "Traditionally, constitutional officers return some funds, and traditionally we have about $2 million left out of budget. That does not take into account the loss in ad valorem revenues this year," Stewart said during a Feb. 1 meeting. We have to fill that hole, Stewart asserted Tuesday. Commissioners Don Elwell and Richie pushed hard for a $60,000 cut in the recreation budget spending already this year during a meeting on Feb. 22, showing their resolve to bring the budget into line with decreasing revenues. Although Stewart stated she thought the county should stick to this years approved budget during that meeting, she also voted for the $60,000 cut. "At the last minute, the commission decided Well, well take a look at changing itafter the cities already had their budgets made up, and to me that is not fair for this year," Stewart said Feb. 22. But, despite those savings, Elwell and Richie are looking for more. I know you are already frugal, but is there any way you could help us out further? Elwell asked Jeff Roth, the director for t he Champion for Childr en Advocacy Center. When Recreation an d Parks made their present ation, Director Vicki Ponti us told the commission th at the Sports Complex w as not even meeting expect ations for revenue gener ation of 50 percent of expenses, although t he complex was very active. In my opinion, we w ill never get there until we ru n our own concessions , Pontius told commissio ners. Put all the cost numbe rs on the table, Stewart sa id to Pontius. Make sure yo u give us all the numbe rs included in your budgets. Stewart also asked to stop hiring until the com missioners were sure of where they stand overall. I would like to ask t he commission to put a free ze on all vacancies until w e get further into the bud get, Stewart asked. Commissioners left ea ch of the departments to retu rn later in the year with the ir suggestions, but with a warning to closely revie w their budgets. We are looking at reductions in every depa rtment. Instead of trying to micro-manage your depa rtment, we are asking you to make those decisions. If you dont do it enoug h, then we will practice it , Elwell warned. Continued from page 1A Mayor grills manager in AP News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Avon Parks fire department union leader Warren West asks council to let City Manager Bruce Behrens do his job during a special meeting on Monday. If there is anyone who needs to be held accountable, I hold you people up there accountable. This whole discussion is just in bad faith.TOMMACKLIN former mayor County tells agencies to make budget cuts Did you just do that live? Lindsey asked. I did just do that live, and I believe its a first in history, replied Mohr. On behalf of Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and songwriters and artists everywhere, we just want to thank you so much for your courage and your bravery and your effort in just giving all of us a better shot at knowing more. Lindsey said he and his five crewmates wish everyone could see what astronauts see when they look down at Earth. Hopefully, everybody will be able to do that one of these days, he said. Hopefully sooner than later. On Monday, Mission Control beamed up a prerecorded message by actor William Shatner of 1960s Star Trek fame, in honor of Discoverys final mission. Theme from Star Trek was the music contest runner-up. Commander Stev en Lindsey and his crew test ed Discoverys flight system s on the eve of their retur n. Everything checked o ut fine. Discovery departed fro m the International Spa ce Station on Monday, leavin g behind a newly install ed storage compartment an d equipment platform, as well as the first humano id robot in space. The shutt le will wrap up its 13-d ay mission with a noontim e touchdown Wednesda y, weather permitting. Goo d weather is forecast. Discovery is the first of NASAs three shuttles to be retired. Many at NAS A contend that the fleet st ill has lots of flying lifetim e left. But the space agency is under presidential directio n to aim for true outer spac e, which means giving up t he shuttles, which are co nfined to orbit. Two shuttle launch es remain: Endeavour ne xt month and Atlantis at t he end of June. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Race Week to have new activities and a new race News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Motor homes sit parked outside the Sebring International Raceway on Tuesday, they will be permitted to enter the track early next Wednesday. Discovery ready to make landing today Did YouKNOW?EMERGENCY VEHICLESUpon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle,while en route to meet an existing emergency,the driver of every other vehicle shall,when such emergency vehicle is giving audible signals by siren,exhaust whistle, or other adequate device,or visible signals by the use of displayed blue or red lights,yield the right-of-way to the emergency vehicle and shall immediately proceed to a position parallel to,and as close as reasonable to the closest edge of the curb of the roadway,clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed,unless otherwise directed by any law enforcement officer.YOUCANBETICKETEDFORFAILINGTOPULL OVERANDSTOPWHENANAMBULANCE, POLICE, FIREOROTHEREMERGENCYVEHICLEIS TRAVELLINGTOMEETANEMERGENCY. BELOWISTHEFLORIDALAW.

PAGE 9

www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, March 9, 2011Page 9 A CLASSIFIEDS IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000433GCS SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs MELYNDA E. RIGDON; UNKNONW SPOUSE OF MELYNDA E. RIGDON; EARL T. RIGDON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EARL T. RIGDON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THOUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 11, BLOCK 26, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on March 22, 2011. DATED THIS 15th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 15th day of February, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k March 2, 9, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28 2009 CA 001658 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, LEGATEES, DEVISEES, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, CREDITORS AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JOANNE E. FLAA A/K/A JOANNE FLAA, DECEASED, ET AL, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated February 14, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28 2009 CA 001658 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff and ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, LEGATEES, DEVISEES, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, CREDITORS AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JOANNE E. FLA A A/K/A JOANNE FLAA, DECEASED; MARY K. FLAA; ____, AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY K. FLAA, IF ANY; MANOR HILL OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; JOANNE E. FLAA A/K/A JOANNE FLAA, DECEASED; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims asheirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in another 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 22nd day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT ``A'' LEGAL DESCRIPTION EXHIBIT ``A'' The East unit of Lot 13, Block 278, Unit 13 Triplex, being more particularly described as follows: a portion of Lot 13, Block 278, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring Unit 13, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, at Page 71 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, said unit being one unit of a triplex which lies on Lot 13, said unit being further described as follows: Beginning at the northeasterly corner of said Lot 13, said corner being on the Southerly right of way of Granada Blvd.; run thence South 53 degrees 04'13'' East 102.68 feet; run thence South 36 degrees 19'48'' West 14.31 feet to the southeasterly corner of said triplex for Point of Beginning 1; run thence South 36 degrees 19'48'' West 24.71 feet; run thence through the common wall between the east and middle units of said triplex North 53 degrees 40'12'' West 54.00 feet; run thence North 36 degrees 19'48'' East 8.71 feet; run thence North 53 degrees 40'12'' West 14.00 feet; run thence North 36 degrees 19'48'' East 16.00 feet; run thence South 53 degrees 40'12'' East 68.00 feet to the Point of Beginning 1. Together with an exclusive easement for the yard for the East Unit as described in the Lot 13, Bloc k 278 Unit 13 Triplex Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions recorded in Official Records Boo k 979, Page 946, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Street Address: 5603 GRANADA BOULEVARD, UNIT 13, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 14th day of FEBRUARY, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLER K By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Cler k March 2, 9, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at CENTUR Y STORAGE BAYVIEW, 2609 BAYVIEW STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 on 3/31/11 at 9:00 AM. Contents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. C227 Beeman, Tina HOUSEHOLD GOODS F419 Gonzales, Phillip Alan HOUSEHOLD GOODS A077 Jarvis, Susen I. HOUSEHOLD GOODS G474 Turner, Joshua David HOUSEHOLD Sale being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash or Credit/Debit Card accepted. Contents to be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following the sale. CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863) 386-0880 March 9, 16, 2011 By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 March 2, 9, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000203 LITTON LOAN SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. JAMES C. CLERE AND CYNTHIA ANN HENDRIX a/k/a CYNTHIA A. HENDRIX Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated February 22, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000203 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein LITTON LOAN SERVICING, LP Plaintiff and are JAMES C. CLERE AND CYNTHIA ANN HENDRIX a/k/a CYNTHIA A. HENDRIX are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., March 23, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 44, IN BLOCK 114, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION SIXTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 18, 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. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 23rd day of February, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 10-1231-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT A. GOSSAGE; TINA FONTANA; HAJOCA CORPORATION d/b/a GORMAN COMPANY, a Maine corporation; HORNERXPRESS-MANASOTA, INC., a Florida corporation; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the ``Stipulated Final Judgment as to Count IV of Complaint'' (the ``Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on February 15, 2011, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on March 24, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.: Lot 14, Block 11, of LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SECTION ONE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page(s) 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID Number: C-01-35-28-020-0110-0140 Lot 29, Block 7, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO. 3, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page(s) 43, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID Number: C-24-35-28-030-0070-0290 Lot 12, Block 7, of LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SECTION ONE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page(s) 6, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID Number: C-01-35-28-020-0070-0120 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. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 9, 16, 2011 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE The Heartland Workforce Executive Committee will hold a meeting at approx. 10:30 am on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Heartland Workforce One-Stop Career Center, 205 Carlton St., Wauchula, FL. Topic of the meeting is review and discussion of Region 19's proposed standards for Regional Workforce Board expenditures. Interested individuals should arrive no later than 10:25 am. For more information see agenda posted on the Heartland Workforce website at www.hwib.org March 9, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000867 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, vs. PARBATTI BHOLANAUTH, 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-CA000867 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for NovaStar Mortgage Funding Trust, Series 2007-2, is the Plaintiff and Parbatti Bholanauth, 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 22nd day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth ins said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 4 AND 5, IN BLOCK 159, OF SEBRING HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 97, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1523 WOLFE DR., 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/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk March 2, 9, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 09001468GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE BANK OF NEW YORK ON BEHALF OF CIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1; Plaintiff, vs. CAROLE BERTRAND, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROLE BERTRAND, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD, ET AL.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE, AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, IF ANY; SYLVAN SHORES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 14th, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM of the Courthouse, located at 430 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FLORIDA33870, at 11:00 AM on March 24, 2011, the following described property: LOT 314, OF SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION D, ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 13, OF PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 1550 Cedar Brook Street, Lake Placid, FL 33852. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: February 15, 2011. In accordance with the Americans withDisailities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Highlands County Court, (863) 402-6591, or the Florida Relay Service number, 1-800-955-8771, for assistance. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy of Court (COURT SEAL) March 2, 9, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10-CA-000650 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. PAULETTE ROSE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida; I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOT 5, A PORTION OF VENUS PLAT NO. 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 32, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the NW corner of Said Venus Plat No. 2; thence North 88 degrees 14'56'' East along the North line of said Plat a distance of 1567.09 feet; thence South 04 degrees 04'39'' East a distance of 1162.66 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence South 89 degrees 16'17'' East A distance of 659.32 feet; thence South 00 degrees 43'43'' West a distance of 654.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 16'17'' West a distance of 640.33 feet; thence North 04 degrees 04'39'' West a distance of 656.31 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands lying and being in Highlands County, Florida and containing 436760 square feet, 10.027 acres More or Less. and commonly known as: 327 County Road 731, Lot 5, Venus, FL 33960, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the basement of the courthouse in the Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on March 22, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. 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. Disability Language: If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in ta program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863) 534-4686 (voice), (863) 534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the Courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. Dated this February 15, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 2, 9, 2011 1050Legals Posted: February 23, 2011 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PUBLIC NOTICE REAPPOINTMENT EVALUATION OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE JAMES M. HOPKINS WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins, West Palm Beach, Florida, is due to expire on October 14, 2011. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term. The basic jurisdiction of the United States magistrate judge is specified in Title 28, United States Code, Section 636. The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging and may include, but are not necessarily limited to the following: 1) Conduct of most preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; 2) Trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; 3) Conduct of various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from the judges of the district court; 4) Trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants; and 5) Assist the district court with any ``additional duties as are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Laws of the United States.'' At the request of the Chair of the Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, written comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the Court, and should be directed in a confidential/sealed envelope to Steven M. Larimore, Court Administrator Clerk of Court, United States District Court, 400 N. Miami Avenue, Room 8N09, Miami, FL 33128. Members of the Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel: John Mariani, Esq. Chair; Mr. J. Patterson Cooper, Nicole Daggs, Esq., Alexander Del Russo, Esq., Mr. George Elmore, KaiLi Fouts, Esq., John W. Little, Esq., Ryan McCabe, Esq., Ms. Mary Kay Murray, Denise Nieman, Esq., Mr. Harold Ostrow, David Prather, Esq., and John Whittles, Esq. C C o o m m m m e e n n t t s s m m u u s s t t b b e e r r e e c c e e i i v v e e d d n n o o l l a a t t e e r r t t h h a a n n 5 5 : : 0 0 0 0 P P . M M . , A A p p r r i i l l 1 1 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 If you wish to comment, please visit the Court's Internet site at: www.flsd.uscourts.gov and click on the link under the Public Notices section. THE DISTRICT COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER February 27, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 10-489GCS THE HOWARD E. HILL FOUNDATION, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ARMANDO PEREZ, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk of Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 22nd day of March, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., in the Jury Assembly Room at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Highlands County, Florida, to wit: Lot 8, Block 35, of PLACID LAKES SECTION 3, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 63, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: THE HOWARD E. HILL FOUNDATION, INC., Plaintiff, vs. ARMANDO PEREZ, ET AL.,, and the docket number of which is Number is Case No. 10-489GCS. 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, tot he provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, whose telephone number is (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. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 15th day of February, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 2, 9, 2011 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 9, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Wendy Kummer 6693 Rollin Drive Boston, New York 14025 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Paul S. Gravenhorst Paul S. Gravenhorst, Esq. Attorney for Wendy Kummer Florida Bar Number: 246778 HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP 515 East Los Olas Boulevard Suite 1200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone: (954) 525-1000 Fax: (954) 463-2030 E-Mail: paul.gravenhorst@hklaw.com March 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-75 IN RE: ESTATE OF STEPHEN G. VUKELIC NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Stephen G. Vukelic, deceased, whose date of death was March 25, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-510 IN RE: ESTATE OF KATHLEEN M. CREWS NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KATHLEEN M. CREWS, deceased, whose date of death was November 2, 2010, file number PC-10-510, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3867. 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 9, 2011. Personal Representative: ROBERT C. CREWS P.O. Box 1117 Avon Park, Florida 33826-1117 Attorney for Personal Representative: ASHLEY CALHOUN WINSHIP Florida Bar No. 0657591 Broad and Cassel 390 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 34772 Telephone: (407)839-4200 March 9, 16, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 11000054PCS IN RE: ESTATE OF JUAN H. VELEZ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Juan H. Velez, deceased, whose date of death was November 16, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3867. 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 9, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Mary Ann Velez Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Harry A. Shevin Harry A. Shevin, Esq. Florida Bar #984450 DOMNICK-SHEVIN, PL 5100 PGA Blvd. Suite 317 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Telephone: (561)630-5363 March 9, 16, 2011 dent'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 9, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Timothy J. Garman P.O. Box 6133 West Palm Beach, Florida 33405 Attorney for Personal Representative: WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com March 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-44 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY H. GARMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOROTHY H. GARMAN, deceased, whose date of death was A pril 21, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against deceIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 10-1379 Division: CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased, Plaintiff(s), -vs.PABLO RODRIGUEZ and ROILAN RODRIGUEZ Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Roilan Rodriguez Last known address: 905 W. Pleasant St. Avon Park, FL 33826 Pablo Rodriguez Last known address: 18560 SE 24th Place Silver Springs, FL 34488 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose an Agreement for Deed for the following described property, to wit: Lot 9, Block 176, WOODLAWN TERRACE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 96, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before March 25, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on February 14, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GC 10-1179 Division: CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased, Plaintiff(s), -vs.JOSE L. GONZALES, JR., JENNIFER TABOR, JOSE LUIS GONZALES, SR., WARREN SNYDER and ELIZABETH SAGER, and STATE OF FLORIDA Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Elizabeth Sager Residence and Address unknown Last known address: 1570 W. Poinsettia Rd. Avon Park, FL or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose an Agreement for Deed for the following described property, to wit: The West 45 feet of Lot 4 and the East 30 feet of Lot 5, MORNING SUN MANOR, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 46, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before March 25, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on February 14, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk February 16, 23; March 2, 9, 2011 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155 GOING, GOING, GONE! NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIEDS GET RESULTS! DONT DELAY, CALL TODAY, 385-6155

PAGE 10

Page 10ANews-Sun Wednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.co m PROFESSIONALSERVICEDIRECTORYPROFESSIONALSERVICEDIRECTORY Install doors, windows, flooring, plumbing & more!Licensed & InsuredLic# HM0096HANDYMAN BOBCall 863-452-5201 or 863-449-1744 Service Repair Supplies Equipment Delivered Right to your DoorPool Service & Mobile Retail(863) 382-7728Fax (863) 402-2200 poolparadise101@aol.com www.poolparadiseonline.com Brad & Julie Kurtz Phone (863) 382-7551 FAX (863) 382-2750 1405 US 27 North Sebring, FL33870 CAMPBELL S S COLLISION CENTER , INC. Jim Campbell Owner DID YOU KNOW?THENEWSSUNPROFESSIONALSERVICEDIRECTORY ISONEOFTHEMOSTECONOMICAL&EFFECTIVEMEANSOFADVERTISINGTODAY? CALLJOYCE@ 863-385-6155OREMAIL: joyce.fettinger@newssun.com FORDETAILS!! WANDA KLINE WEIGHT LOSS & WELLNESSSee what one drop of your blood indicates as to YOUR nutritional health and well-being. By appointment only863-414-4066 LIVEBLOODANALYSIS &WILLIAMSJANITORIALCARPETCLEANING$1095 Per Room3 Rooms Minimum Upholstery Cleaning All Types of Flooring Free EstimatesLic Bonded Ins(863) 214-1940 863-465-7491TREE SERVICE,INC.Joe Johnsons TRIMMING REMOVAL SOD INSTALLATION STUMP GRINDING LOT CLEARING PRESSURE CLEANING Will Beat Any Written Estimate!Peoples Choice Award Free Estimates Licensed & Insured Avon Park (863) 453-2525 Lake Placid (863) 699-2525 Lake Wales (863) 679-9200 Sebring (863) 382-1515 Wauchula (863) 767-1515Sebring Fax (863) 382-9939 W al-Mart Loca tions: Lake Wales (863) 676-0569 Sebring (863) 385-5371 Avon Park (863) 452-7010 INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED No job is too small. We can take care of all your home repairs and maintenance needs. Small Flooring Jobs Some Electric & Plumbing863-381-6677 Free Estimates Rogers Handyman ServicesRoger McCartney JRlicensed and insured Rockys Tree Service LLC863-382-239724 Hour Emergency ServiceServing All Central Florida Area Fully Insured Tree Removal Tree Trimming Free Estimates Tree Topping Stump GrindingSebring,FL 33870 S&D TREE SERVICEMore For Your BuckLicensed & Insured / ISA Certified863-441-5154 Tree Trimming Tree Removal Stump Grinding Lot Clearing Will beat any quoteFree Stump Grinding with any Tree Removal 20 Years experience Excellent References Daily Weekly BiweeklyMonthly Janitorial Service Recently Relocated to Lake Placid Sebring Looking To Build New Clientele 863-243-1801 / Shelly A long$1000per hour NO JOB TOO SMALL WE DO IT ALLHOME REPAIRS MAINTENANCE YARDWe Will Beat Anyones Price Call For Free Estimate305-797-1942 Fair and Honest Service Based on Christian ValuesAre You or a Loved One Living Alone? Safety/Wellness Visitations Life Management Assistance Nursing Home Visitation & Reporting Errand/Concierge ServicesPersonal Concierge Services item pick-up/delivery grocery shopping courier/delivery petsitting pet transport to vet or groomer home security checks meal pick-up/delivery plus much,much more!!! (863) 382-8825www .kbcar eandconcier ge.com Trustworthy, Insured & Experienced Repairs Upgrades Training Installations Wi-fi SetupCall for appointment: 863-633-9232COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Freedom Lawn CareGet the freedom you deserveCarl Horton ~OwnerVet. & Sr. Discount Lawn Maintenance Landscaping Small Tree Work Clean Ups Free Estimates863-655-2526 Weddin g g Chapel o f f Love Romantic Weddings Renewal Of Vows Commitment Ceremonies Designs For Your Cherished Moments Will Come To Your Location 4 Ministers on Staff863-385-5673 Nest Egg Bookeeping, Inc.Why pay accounting fees for bookkeeping? Monthly Bill Pay Bank Reconciliations Correspondence Insurance/Medicare AssistanceCall to see how we can help you863-385-0888NESTEGGBOOK@YAHOO.COMSpecializing in individuals Ser vice A vailable 7 Days A W eek Website: extraordinaireairconditioning.com EXTRAORDINAIRE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING LLC 863-451-2399Mike & Kandy Sheldone CEO/Owner Lic# CAC 1816569All Service Calls $40 Free Estimates Licensed & Insured Will Meet or Beat Any Price Family Owned &Operated with over 6 years experience Addison Lawn Care 863-441-0055 TAX DEED SALE: 4/13/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-7895 TAX DEED NO.: 10000789TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-7895 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C213429-06000001110 LOT 111 LINCOLN HEIGHTS SUB ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4 PAGE 42 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF DELORES BROWN SMITH UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 4/13/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 3/9/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK March 9, 16, 23, 30 TAX DEED SALE: 4/13/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-8510 10000788TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-8510 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C223529-03008200240 LOT 24 BLOCK 82 DESOTO CITY 2ND SUB ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 39 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF KEVIN CARPENTER; SANDRA CARPENTER UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 4/13/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 3/9/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK March 9, 16, 23, 30 TAX DEED SALE: 4/13/2011 CERT. NO.: 07-8038 10000787TDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, HOLDER OF TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER 07-8038 ISSUED 5/31/2008, HAS FILED SAME IN MY OFFICE AND HAS MADE AN APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED TO BE ISSUED THEREON, SAID CERTIFICATE EMBRACES THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: C283429-09000000310 LOT 31 RIDGEWOOD EST ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11 PAGE 27 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA THE ASSESSMENT OF SAID PROPERTY UNDER SAID CERTIFICATE ISSUED WAS IN THE NAME(S) OF A L WILLIAMS; NOVELLA WILLIAMS UNLESS THE SAID CERTIFICATE SHALL BE REDEEMED A CCORDING TO LAW, THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED THEREIN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, 590 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FL 33870 IN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S BOARDROOM, ON 4/13/2011 AT THE LEGAL HOUR OF SALE, 10:00 A.M. DATED THIS 3/9/2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURTS BY: /S/ MISTY BLACKBURN DEPUTY CLERK March 9, 16, 23, 30 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-843-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WOODY'S TRUCKING, INC.; PROGRESS ENERGY SERVICE COMPANY, LLC; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION,Defendants. NOTICE OF SALEPURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, WOODY'S TRUCKING, INC., dated the 25th day of October, 2010, in Case No. 10-843-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and WOODY'S TRUCKING, INC. is the Defendant, I will sell tothe highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M.. on the 24th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendant, WOODY'S TRUCKING, INC., and described as follows: The East 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 11, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, Less the East 25 feet for Road right-of-wayANDA portion of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of Section 16, Township 35 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northeast cornerof the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section 16; thence run South 89 degrees 07' 13'' West along the North line of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section, 264.75 feet to a point located on the West right-of-way of U.S. highway No. 27; thence South 05 degrees 00' 30'' East along said right-ofway, 379.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 07' 30'' West and parallel with said North line of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section, 1048.33 feet for the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 89 degrees 07' 30'' West, 715.89 feet, to a point located on the West line of the East Three-quarters (E 3/4) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section; thence South00 degrees 25' 51'' West and along said line 510.90 feet to a point located on the North right-of-way of State Road 66, said point also lying an arc of a curve having a radius of 5779.58 feet and a central angle of 07 degrees 25' 28''; thence in a Northeasterly direction and along said right-of-way and said curve 748.93 feet, said arc subtended by a chord which bears North 76 degrees 35' 50'' East for 748.41 feet; thence North 01 degrees 22 40 '' West, 348.44 feet to the Point of Beginning. Real Propertyor its address is commonly known as: 2023 North Isabelle Lake Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 AND 460 State Road 66, Sebring, FL 33870 Real Property tax identification number is: C-11-3328-A00-0220-0000 and C-16-35-29-A00-00320000. DATED on February 16, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said CourtBy /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk March 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals FIND A SWEETHEART OF A DEAL! Search the News-Sun classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

PAGE 11

www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, March 9, 2011Page 11 A 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 Transportation RV 38'2010 5TH Wheel. EAGLE RIDGE by HEARTLAND, 2BR, 1BA, 2 slides, fiberglass, W/D, awning. All options. $29,000 obo. Immediate Sale! 321-437-5887 CAMPER -1999 PROWLER LS Excellent Condition, Super Slide-out, Queen Bed, Many Extras. $7500 OBO. 570-352-7766 2011 39FT. Monte Carlo 2 slides, 2BR, sleeps 8, CHA, washer / dryer, self contained, microwave and awning. Every option. Limited Edition. $23,500. MUST SELL! 630-631-1795 2010 BMXUTV 500 4 Seater, 4 X 4. $7400. 8633865445 2010 38'HY-LINE Travel Trailer Park Model. Very Clean. 2 Slide outs, W/D, Bayfront, non-smoke, no pets. Will Deliver. Lake Josephine RV Resort area. $21,000. 941-518-4040SEBRING RACESPOTSThree (3) Reserved Parking Spots on Turn 15. Great View, on Concrete. $400 each; Take Some or All! Call 863-381-9526 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 Recreation NOTICE Florida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. CHOCOLATE LAB10 months old MALE, AKC registered, health certificate, all shots. $100 863-382-8237 or 863-214-4451 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING COUNTRYESTATES 521 Volvo Ave. Fri & Sat, Mar 11 & 12, 8am 3pm. Collectibles, tools, jewelry, proof sets & coins, fishing equip., old banks, framed beer posters, household items & Lots Of Misc. SEBRING -HUGESALE! 1086 Lakeview Dr. (across from VFW). Fri & Sat Mar 11 & 12, 8am 2pm. Furn., collectibles, clothing, 2 boats, household items. Too Much To List! SEBRING -PARKING LOT SALE 2237 US 27, S. (Sebring Heart Cnt), Sat, March 12th, 7am-Noon. Computers, File Cabinets, Chairs, Clothing, Shoes & MUCH MORE!! SEBRING -Huge Sale! 5729 CR 17 S (Desoto City) Fri Sat Sun, Mar. 11-12-13., 8am ? Clothes, tools, household items, travel trailer. Too Much To List! SEBRING -BIGGGGG YARD SALE! 2454 Lakeview Dr. Fri Sat Sun Mar 11-12-13, Clean Under cover Furn., to knick knacks. Plus all in between. SEBRING -5713 Angelo Cir. Sat Mar. 12th, 7AM 2PM. Something for Everyone Too Much To List! SEBRING -3998 Eiland Dr, Hwy 66 to Payne Rd, corner Eiland & Payne, Thurs-Fri-Sat, Mar 10-11-12, 8am-2pm. Lots of good bargains... Something for Everyone! SEBRING -1203 Lake Sebring Blvd., Fri & Sat 3/11 & 3/12, 7AM ? Collectibles, furn., glassware, tools. Much 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. 7320Garage &Yard Sales LAKE PLACID-Multi Family Sale. 35 & 39 Cove Rd. Fri & Sat Mar 11 & 12, 8am 2pm. Patio furn., lg. bar, sleep sofa, fishing, household, mechanic / yard tools, Cargo trsiler & much more! 863-699-9473 FROSTPROOF -1901 S. Lake Reedy Blvd, Fri-Sat, Mar 11&12, 8am-4pm. Tools, Exercise Equipment, 7-pc Bedroom Set, Household Items, Jewelry, Clothing & Lots of Misc. BUTTONWOOD BAY Spring Arts / Crafts & Bake Sale Sat. March 12, 8AM to 11AM Recreation Center Free Adminission Door Prizes US 27 S 1mi. S of Rte. 98 & 66 AVON PARKMulti Family Yard & Bake Sale! 218 E. Walnut St. Sat Mar 12th, 8Am 2pm. Twin beds, cypress yard swing, household items, clothes,books, movies and CDs. Much More! AVON PARKHAIR DEPOT 2650 US 27, N., Sun, Mar 13th. Antiques, Nice Furniture, Solid Wood Hutch, Tables & Chairs, Tools, Table Saw, Mattresses, Lamps, Paintings, Milk Cans, Videos, Dishes, & Lots More! Must Downsize! AVON PARK3221 N. Cambridge Rd, Sat, Mar. 12th. Recvr's (HD) & Dishes, Stereo & TV Equip. & Cables, Computer Equip., Cycle/ATV Jack, Lg Gas Grill, Corning Ware, Microwave, Artwork, Clothing & LOTS MORE!! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WHEEL &TIRE (1) Large, LT 265/70 R17. $55, cash only please. 863-699-1119 VACUUM -Upright, excellent condition, clean as a whistle! $20 863-402-2285 TYPEWRITER -SHARP electric $30 863-471-2502 STOVE -Electric, Clean & Works Great! Also vent hood (does not match stove) Both $75. 863-382-2717 RECLINER -LAZYBOY, Ladies size, light blue coudoroy, in new condition w/arm covers. $75. 863-332-5012 PAPER WEIGHT6'', Glass, with flower inside. $20. 863-873-7201 or 863-441-0448 NAVAJO -Bracelet / watch band. Silver / turquoise, heavy. $80 863-402-2285 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 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 DS -PINK, like new w/case & 2 games. Asking $90 OBO. Call 863-381-1839. DRAFTING T-SQUARE48'' Stainless Steel, $10. 863-873-7201 or 863-414-0448 BOAT ANCHOR(2) 25lbs, $65, cash only please. 863-699-1119 BED EXTENDERfor Chevy Colorado truck. $75 863-243-1633 BARBIE DOLLHOUSE 4 ft w/furniture. Asking $90 OBO. Call 863-381-1839. 7310Bargain Buys 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 7300MiscellaneousDAYBED 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 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING (2)Available 3926 Kenilworth Blvd, 1500 sq ft, $550/mo : A/C, office, BA, lg overhead door, near Sebring High School. 640 Park St, 6400 sq ft, $2500/mo : A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. 941-416-2813 6750Commercial RentalGARAGE 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 -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent 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. 2220LAKE 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 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 6200UnfurnishedApartments 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 -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 Rentals 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 NO NEED FOR A BANK! Owner Financing 3BR, 1BA remodeled, NICE HOME! Woodlawn Elem. area. 1243 Fernvale Ave. 863-227-2717 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. 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 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 ARE YOURA HIGHLANDS COUNTY PREMIEREHAIRSTYLIST, LOOKING FOR AS SECURE PROFESSIONAL WORK PLACE? CALL DIANE 863-532-9440 2100Help WantedCAREGIVERSNOW 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 REGISTERED 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 Employment 8000Recreation LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 385-6155 1200Lost & FoundTHE GREATER SEBRING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is now accepting resumes for the position of President/CEO. Applicants must possess a strong financial background with excellent administrative, organizational and marketing skills. Salary is competitive. Resumes will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, March 18. Finalists will be interviewed Friday, March 25. Send resumes to: Attention Search Committee Chair, Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870.HOME 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 NEED 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

PAGE 12

Page 12ANews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com TODAYMostly sunny and nice83 / 63Winds: SE at 8-16 mphNot as warm with a thunderstorm76 / 46Winds: W at 10-20 mphTHURSDAYMostly sunny70 / 45Winds: NNW at 10-20 mphFRIDAYSunny and pleasant75 / 50Winds: SE at 6-12 mphSATURDAYMostly sunny and pleasant79 / 55Winds: ENE at 7-14 mphSUNDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. Washington Washington 52/42 52/42 New York NewYork 44/35 44/35 Miami Miami 80/69 80/69 Atlanta Atlanta 62/43 62/43 Detroit Detroit 43/34 43/34 Houston Houston 73/45 73/45 Chicago Chicago 48/27 48/27 Minneapolis Minneapolis 37/19 37/19 Kansas City KansasCity 44/24 44/24 El Paso ElPaso 69/37 69/37 Denver Denver 54/30 54/30 Billings Billings 46/33 46/33 Los Angeles LosAngeles 78/54 78/54 San Francisco SanFrancisco 64/49 64/49 Seattle Seattle 54/43 54/43 Washington 52/42 New York 44/35 Miami 80/69 Atlanta 62/43 Detroit 43/34 Houston 73/45 Chicago 48/27 Minneapolis 37/19 Kansas City 44/24 El Paso 69/37 Denver 54/30 Billings 46/33 Los Angeles 78/54 San Francisco 64/49 Seattle 54/43 A potent storm system will bring another round of severe weather today, with its bullseye shifting into the Southeast. Alabama, western Georgia and the Florida Panhandle will especially be at risk where damaging winds, ooding rain, hail and tornadoes are possible. Rain and thunderstorms will drench the Ohio Valley, returning the possibility of ooding. Meanwhile, snow, some of which will be heavy, will blanket the Upper Midwest on the north side of this system. U.S. Cities National Forecast for March 9Shown 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 Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W):s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Albuquerque 60/32/s 68/38/s 67/37/s Atlanta 62/43/t 53/32/pc 57/41/s Baltimore 50/42/pc 56/40/r 54/33/pc Birmingham 68/39/t 55/33/pc 62/41/s Boston 38/30/s 43/38/r 51/39/r Charlotte 53/51/sh 65/34/t 57/33/s Cheyenne 46/30/s 58/32/s 52/23/pc Chicago 48/27/r 41/23/sf 45/33/c Cleveland 44/35/r 42/29/c 39/28/pc Columbus 52/38/r 46/29/sn 47/33/pc Dallas 66/40/s 70/48/s 75/47/s Denver 54/30/s 68/33/s 61/25/pc Detroit 43/34/r 42/27/sf 42/28/pc Harrisburg 44/38/pc 51/38/r 49/31/c Honolulu 82/71/pc 82/69/s 82/70/s Houston 73/45/s 72/43/s 73/53/s Indianapolis 54/33/r 43/26/sf 49/36/pc Jackson, MS 70/38/t 61/33/s 65/41/s Kansas City 44/24/c 51/34/s 63/34/pc Lexington 60/39/r 44/28/sn 47/35/pc Little Rock 58/35/c 59/36/s 65/45/pc Los Angeles 78/54/s 76/52/s 72/52/s Louisville 58/38/r 47/31/sn 53/40/pc Memphis 56/36/t 52/37/s 61/47/pc Milwaukee 44/27/r 38/24/sf 39/30/c Minneapolis 37/19/sn 33/23/pc 38/26/sn Nashville 66/39/t 48/32/c 55/39/pc New Orleans 74/50/t 65/44/s 65/48/s New York City 44/35/pc 50/44/r 53/37/r Norfolk 58/50/pc 69/46/r 52/39/pc Oklahoma City 58/33/s 67/41/s 72/41/s Philadelphia 49/39/pc 56/42/r 52/35/c Phoenix 80/53/s 84/56/s 83/56/s Pittsburgh 45/40/r 48/32/r 43/31/pc Portland, ME 36/23/s 40/34/sn 46/37/r Portland, OR 59/46/sh 55/42/r 54/40/c Raleigh 57/54/c 66/38/r 58/35/s Rochester 40/35/sn 47/32/r 41/30/sf St. Louis 50/31/c 49/32/pc 59/39/pc San Francisco 64/49/pc 60/47/pc 58/45/s Seattle 54/43/r 51/39/r 52/40/c Wash., DC 52/42/pc 58/39/r 54/36/pc Cape Coral 86/63/s 78/49/t 72/47/s Clearwater 82/66/s 73/51/t 67/51/s Coral Springs 80/67/pc 80/52/t 73/54/pc Daytona Beach 78/62/pc 74/44/t 64/43/s Ft. Laud. Bch 80/68/pc 81/53/t 73/56/pc Fort Myers 86/64/s 79/50/t 72/49/s Gainesville 79/61/pc 69/37/t 64/36/s Hollywood 80/66/pc 82/53/t 74/52/pc Homestead AFB 78/67/pc 78/54/t 72/53/pc Jacksonville 76/61/pc 68/38/t 64/37/s Key West 80/70/s 80/62/t 69/61/pc Miami 80/69/pc 80/54/t 73/55/pc Okeechobee 79/63/pc 80/49/t 69/46/s Orlando 82/62/pc 75/45/t 69/45/s Pembroke Pines 80/66/pc 82/53/t 74/52/pc St. Augustine 72/63/pc 68/42/t 60/41/s St. Petersburg 82/66/s 74/51/t 67/51/s Sarasota 80/64/s 72/51/t 68/47/s Tallahassee 75/55/t 67/37/s 67/37/s Tampa 80/65/s 74/50/t 69/48/s W. Palm Bch 80/65/pc 80/49/t 70/51/pc Winter Haven 83/63/s 75/46/t 69/46/s Acapulco 90/68/s 90/70/s 88/69/s Athens 48/36/sh 54/39/sh 58/44/s Beirut 53/44/r 51/44/r 54/45/s Berlin 47/35/sh 48/35/sh 48/31/sh Bermuda 71/64/s 71/66/sh 70/61/sh Calgary 43/26/pc 36/3/sn 19/17/c Dublin 46/39/pc 50/36/pc 46/37/sh Edmonton 29/12/pc 15/-5/sn 7/1/c Freeport 80/62/pc 77/60/t 72/55/pc Geneva 54/36/s 59/39/s 61/42/s Havana 86/65/s 81/60/t 80/58/pc Hong Kong 66/61/r 72/63/s 71/64/pc Jerusalem 48/37/r 44/38/r 47/37/r Johannesburg 84/57/pc 84/57/s 87/60/pc Kiev 36/20/s 40/30/s 48/33/pc London 52/41/pc 52/36/pc 50/37/pc Montreal 34/26/s 40/35/sn 37/36/sn Moscow 34/15/s 28/11/s 31/30/sf Nice 58/43/s 60/45/s 60/47/c Ottawa 30/23/pc 34/33/sn 37/36/sf Quebec 28/17/s 33/26/sn 39/35/i Rio de Janeiro 82/74/sh 83/73/sh 85/74/s Seoul 41/20/pc 46/27/s 50/30/s Singapore 85/75/r 86/75/r 84/77/r Sydney 88/68/pc 85/67/pc 80/65/r Toronto 38/35/sn 41/40/c 41/35/sf Vancouver 49/44/r 49/39/r 47/41/c Vienna 52/44/s 59/47/pc 60/46/pc Warsaw 44/35/s 44/37/sh 45/29/sh Winnipeg 28/6/c 34/19/c 34/3/c A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High ............................................ 11:05 a.m. Low ............................................... 4:44 a.m. High ............................................ 11:40 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:00 p.m. Mostly sunny and nice today. Mainly clear tonight. Considerable cloudiness, breezy and not as warm tomorrow with a shower or thunderstorm around. Friday: mostly sunny. Saturday and Sunday: sunny and pleasant. On March 9, 1995, a blinding dust storm on I-10 contributed to a 23-car accident with 10 fatalities near Wilcox, Ariz. Poor visibility helps cause many multiple vehicle crashes. Mostly sunny and nice today. Winds southeast 10-20 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 60% and good drying conditions. Mainly clear tonight. 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 Thursday Sunrise 6:42 a.m. 6:41 a.m. Sunset 6:32 p.m. 6:32 p.m. Moonrise 9:07 a.m. 9:48 a.m. Moonset 10:51 p.m. 11:46 p.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 76/61 Gainesville 79/61 Ocala 80/61 Daytona Beach 78/62 Orlando 82/62 Winter Haven 83/63 Tampa 80/65 Clearwater 82/66 St. Petersburg 82/66 Sarasota 80/64 Fort Myers 86/64 Naples 83/63 Okeechobee 79/63 West Palm Beach 80/65 Fort Lauderdale 80/68 Miami 80/69 Tallahassee 75/55 Apalachicola 74/57 Pensacola 74/48 Key West Avon Park 83/63 Sebring 83/63 Lorida 80/62 Lake Placid 86/62 Venus 86/62 Brighton 82/63 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 4:39 a.m. Low ............................................... 9:27 a.m. High .............................................. 3:44 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:16 p.m. UV Index TodayThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 6 8 6 2 Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional SummaryShown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.Five-Day forecast for Highlands County 80/70 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 12.02 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Friday ............................................ 80 Low Friday ............................................. 57 High Saturday ........................................ 82 Low Saturday ......................................... 56 High Sunday .......................................... 82 Low Sunday ........................................... 37 High Monday ......................................... 77 Low Monday .......................................... 49Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 45% Expected air temperature ....................... 83 Makes it feel like .................................... 84BarometerSaturday .............................................29.94 Sunday ................................................30.05 Monday ...............................................30.13PrecipitationSaturday .............................................0.00 Sunday ................................................0.00 Monday ...............................................0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.43 Year to date ......................................... 3.30

PAGE 13

By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The Blue S treakswinning ways on the t ennis courts continued this p ast weekend as both the boys a nd girls squads took team h onors at the Heartland C onference Tournament F riday and Saturday. Played in Avon Park, the b oys took four of the five sing les titles, with Brian Miller r oaring back from an early d eficit to take a 7-5,6-0 win o ver Hardees Juan Mier at t he No. 1 slot. Sebring also got singles w ins from Andrew Keith at N o. 3, who rolled to a 6-0, 60 win, Sam Galati at No. 4 a nd Abhi Shah. Shahs win was a straights et 6-4, 6-1 breeze compared t o the three set, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 r ally that Galati endured for h is win over Lake Placids N ic Yacaboni. Andrew Midence then t eamed up with Miller to take a 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 1 doub les and Keith and Galati t ooke a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2. The only title not gotten by a Blue Streak went to a Red D evil as Avon Parks Dawson C olero took the No. 2 singles t rophy with a 6-3, 6-4 win o ver Midence. Back at the Sebring High S chool Courts, the Lady S treaks provided a virtual r epeat of what the boys were d oing, taking all but one sing les title and getting firsts in b oth doubles finals. Sebrings only falter in the f inals was at No. 1 singles w here Kaley Walter was tryi ng to atone for her lone loss o f the regular season thus far, t o DeSotos Kayla Muse. Muse cruised to a 6-0 first s et win, but Walter stormed b ack to dominate a 6-1, second-set win. The third set proved quite a battle, with Muse hanging on for a 6-4 win. With Joy Donglason out for recent matches due to injury, the No. 2 singles slot needed to be filled. Nisha Patel filled in nicely and took a first-place trophy home to boot, taking a 6-2, 6-2 win before Kelly Broen earned her own trophy with a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 3. Morgan Heston battled with Lake Placid freshman Hannah Waller and came away with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 4 and Micaela DeVane won No. 5 singles by a 6-4, 6-4 margin over Entrinity Packett of DeSoto. Walter did walk away with a first, as she and Patel got past Lady DragonsJalitza Serrano and Deta Waller for the No. 1 doubles title. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, March 9, 2011NASCAR This WeekPage 4 B Courtesy photo With head coach Joanne Bostanche, from left, Lake Placids Hannah Waller, Deta Waller and Jalitza Serrano show off their medals won at last weekends Heartland Conference Tennis Tournament. Courtesy photo From left, Morgan Heston, Micaela DeVane, Kaley Walter, Joy Donglason, Kelly Broen and Nisha Patel serve as an elated backdrop to the first-place trophies each won at the Heartland Conference Tennis Tournament. News-SunSEBRING The Inaugural Seminole T rail Run 5K at Sun & Lakes Preserve a rea drew a spirited field of 40 particip ants. Race organizer Erin McCartas chall enging trail test of wills proved to be l ots of fun for the Seminole Booster f und-raiser. Only two runners took a spill on the r ough terrain, and no one had a major i njury. Kim Price, of Avon Park, won the r ace and top female position in a fine 2 4:48 and young twelve-year old Danny C ool, also of Avon Park, won top male h onors in 26:31. Overall Female Winner: Kim Price 24:48 Overall Male Winner: Danny Cool 26:31 Female Master: Paula Jean Lunt 25:08 Male Master: Ron Bednosky 29:42 Female Grand Master: Lois Hotchkiss 34:50 Male Grand Master: Carl Cool 33:34 Female Age Group Finishers(14 & Under) Savannah Oldfield 34:44 (25-29) Holly Kelsey36:52, Maria Fabela 40:46 (30-34) Sarah Smith 36:23, Meagan Bell 1:04:35 (35-39) Kelly Griffin 28:22, Lori Ashworth 33:07 ( 40-44 ) Vicki Musselman 28:21, Julia Miller 44:52 (45-49) Pam Farr 31:45, Susie Whitehead 42:21 (55-59) Martie Brooker 35:18, Peggy EssexKlammer 40:08 (65-69) Fran Rolston 59:25.Male Age Group Finishers(14 & Under) Dane Kelsey, Jr; 51:38 (15-19) Zach Farr 30:13 (25-29) Raulie Raulerson 28:25, Calvin Crowell 47:14 (30-34) Carlos Torres 31:08, Dane Kelsey 51:38, David Bell 1:04:37 (35-39) Bryant Musselman 27:07, Carolos Torres 41:46, Randal Ennis 47:16 (40-44) Steve Ashworth 29:46 (50-54) John Whitehead 34:03, Steve Farr 34:26 (55-59) Dr. Mike McLeod 33:35 ( 65-69 ) Cliff Ables 42:00. Price, Cool take inaugural Semionle Trail Run Heartland goes Sebrings way By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID It sure wasnt pretty, Mondays 4-3, 8-inning win for the Lady Dragons over visiting Fort Meade but as the saying goes, a win is a win and Lake Placid has been seeing their fair share thus far this season. But in the rematch against a Lady Miner team that the Dragons had trounced 12-6 on Feb. 25, such a high-scoring affair was not going to be on a clear and chilly night. Both teams had plenty of chances, as well as gave each other plenty of chances with errors too numerous to list. But while extra runners were allowed to reach base, a sparkling defensive play would keep them there. Such as in the first, when a throw home by shortstop Taylor Test cut down a runner at the plate to end the inning. Or the six-three-two double play with runners on second and third in the second inning. An infield single would plate a run for Fort Meade in the frame, but the damage was limited to that lone score. The Dragon bats, meanwhile, were feeling the chill of the air and the confusion of a consistently erratic strike zone. Into the fourth it was still the slim 1-0 lead for the Miners before a run in the top of the frame on a single to center doubled the lead to two. But a soon-to-be familiar trio would bring Lake Placid back in the bottom of the inning. Arnetia Gobourne started it with a single to center, followed by another shot up the middle by Ashley Wells. Gobourne raced to third and as the throw came that way, Wells alertly made it to second. Cheyenne Wise followed with a base-knock to left that brought Gobourne home and when the ball got past the left fielder, Wells came in with the tying run. Again, each team would have their chances, as Breauna Corleys two-out double couldnt be brought in the fifth. Fort Meade had one on in the sixth when a pop to short center froze the runner on first, allowing a quick-thinking Gobourne, the center fielder, to scoop it up after it hit the grass and race to second for the force. Adropped third strike and an error then loaded the bases for the Miners, but start er Laine Weber-Callahan snar ed a comebacker and threw to first to retire the side. The southpaw retired t he side in order to give her tea m a shot in the bottom of t he seventh to avoid ext ra innings, and it looked to be going that way when Kay la McMahon rocketed a shot to third that couldnt be handl ed cleanly followed by Jeri ca Worely reaching when h er pop to short center found t he turf to put runners on fir st and third with nobody o ut and Weber-Callahan comin g up. But the hard-hitting lef ty was promptly plunked by t he first pitch to load the bases Apitcher to catcher fiel ders choice kept the winnin g run from coming in, as d id the ensuing pop-up that t he Lady Dragons squeak past Miners News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Breauna Corley ripped a fifth-inning double Monday, and though she was stranded, the Lady Dragons came back for a 4-3 win over Fort Meade. See DRAGONS, page 3B Boys, girls both win titles By TIM REYNOLDS APSports WriterMIAMI Havin g LeBron James, Dwya ne Wade and Chris Bo sh together was supposed to be the Miami Heat formu la for many championships And it might. Someday Right now, it isnt. Wi th the playoffs a little mo re than a month away, time is running out. So maybe it was fittin g that Heat coach Er ik Spoelstra had his back to the wall of Miamis pra ctice court Monday wh en trying his best to clear u p Crygate. Here was h is clarification: He sa w glossy eyes, but heard n o whimpering. Ultimately, little of th at matters. Aday aft er Spoelstra said there was a couple guys crying in t he locker room in t he moments that follow ed Sundays 87-86 loss to t he Chicago Bulls the late st entry in a growing list of last-second chances go ne awry whether tea rs were falling or not is irre levant. Shots arent falling. Thats the bigger iss ue for the Heat, who have lo st four straight and are ear ly in their toughest stretch of the season. Portland, har dly a slouch from the su ddenly surging Weste rn Conference, visits o n Tuesday. Kobe Bryant an d the two-time defendin g Miamis Wade says Were fine See WADE, page 3B Were a team that no one wants to see in the first round DWAYNEWADE 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 for the second Sebring Hall of Famerun. A5K event last year will be a bit longer this year. Were going to run the entire track, starting an d ending at the finish line, so it will be the full 3.7-mi le Sebring circuit, said Joh n Barben, who is heading u p the event for the Sebrin g Hall of Fame Committee. The event will be held o n the morning of March 1 2 and ispresented by Gold s Gym. We do have some oth er sponsorship opportuniti es available as well, he said Run the Race Track set for March 12 See RUN, page 3B

PAGE 14

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 entry fee is $60 per person with prizes in flight groups, lunch, goodie bag and refreshments on the course. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun tee time. Entry information and check payable to Avon Park Noon Rotary mailed to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Rd, Sebring, FL 33872. Golfers should include their names and handicaps along with their check. Those needing a form may email 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 available for the first time this year. All Rotary club members are urged to support participate in the event that benefits local Rotary charity projects. Business hole signs for $100 are also available by contacting Chet via email or phone.SHSBasketball CampSEBRING The SHS basketball program will be hosting a basketball camp for boys and girls, in 2nd-6th grade, on Monday, March 28, and Tuesday, March 29, from 8 a.m.4 p.m. The cost of the camp is $20 and is appropriate for players of all skill levels and experience. Current and former Streaks will be on hand to help with the camp, which will also feature contests, competitions and prizes. Campers can either bring their own lunch or purchase lunch there for a reasonable price. Please contact Coach Lee at 441-1221, or by email at leem@highlands.k12.fl.us.Sandy Foster MemorialSEBRING NU-HOPE Elder Care Services annual golf tournament is just around the corner. The NU-HOPE Board of Directors has chosen to rename the golf tournament this year in memory of Sandy Foster, former Executive Director of NU-HOPE Elder Care Services. Sandy passed away very unexpectedly in September of last year. Sandy loved golf and ran a very successful golf tournament for 13 years; in his memory the tournament will be renamed the Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament. This year we are continuing with Sandys passion for the tournament with flight, raffle and door prizes. In the last three years the field was full, with a wait list, so sign up soon! The first annual Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament will be held on April 9, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, at the Country Club of Sebring. The tournament will be a two-person scramble format. Entry fee will be $60 per person ($120 per team) which includes lunch afterwards and refreshments during the tournament. Registration forms are available at the Country Club of Sebring Pro Shop (John Vickers) or can be obtained via mail or fax by calling Debbie Slade at 382-2134. Business sponsorships are also available for this event. The revenue from this event is used for the local matchamount this organization needs each year to secure federal and state grant funds in our effort to continue providing home and communitybased services to the frail and needy elderly residents of Highlands and Hardee Counties. Come out and help us honor Sandy Foster, who had such a passion for the lives of seniors. EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB x-Boston4615.754 d-Chicago4418.7102.5 d-Miami4320.6834 Orlando4024.6257.5 Atlanta3726.58710 New York3329.53213.5 Philadelphia3230.51614.5 Indiana2735.43519.5 Charlotte2637.41321 Milwaukee2338.37723 Detroit2341.35924.5 New Jersey1943.30627.5 Toronto1746.27030 Washington1646.25830.5 Cleveland1250.19434.5WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB d-San Antonio5112.810 Dallas4617.7305 d-L.A. Lakers4519.7036.5 d-Oklahoma City3923.62911.5 Denver3727.57814.5 Portland3627.57115 New Orleans3729.56115.5 Memphis3629.55416 Phoenix3229.52518 Utah3331.51618.5 Houston3332.50819 Golden State2735.43523.5 L.A. Clippers2440.37527.5 Sacramento1546.24635 Minnesota1550.23137 d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot --Sunday's Games Chicago 87, Miami 86 L.A. Lakers 99, San Antonio 83 Detroit 113, Washington 102 Philadelphia 125, Golden State 117, OT New York 92, Atlanta 79 New Orleans 96, Cleveland 81 Oklahoma City 122, Phoenix 118, OT Memphis 104, Dallas 103 Boston 89, Milwaukee 83 Monday's Games L.A. Clippers 92, Charlotte 87 Portland 89, Orlando 85 New York 131, Utah 109 Chicago 85, New Orleans 77 Memphis 107, Oklahoma City 101 Dallas 108, Minnesota 105 Houston 123, Sacramento 101 Tuesday's Games L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, late Golden State at Cleveland, late Philadelphia at Indiana, late Milwaukee at Washington, late Portland at Miami, late Houston at Phoenix, late Today's Games Chicago at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Golden State at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Utah at Toronto, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Boston, 7:30 p.m. New York at Memphis, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Sacramento, 10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia4019686208174 Pittsburgh3821884193166 N.Y. Rangers3529474193164 New Jersey3031464139168 N.Y. Islanders25321060184213 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3819884199152 Montreal3623779176167 Buffalo3225872189187 Toronto2928967173202 Ottawa2234953147206 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington37201084178167 Tampa Bay3721882196200 Carolina3126971191201 Atlanta27281165184214 Florida2631961165184WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit3919886219193 Chicago3723680218182 Nashville3324975167156 Columbus3126870180196 St. Louis2928967182198 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4216993216155 Calgary3524979207193 Minnesota3425775171174 Colorado2631860185224 Edmonton2335854169215 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3822682185167 Dallas3623779184186 Phoenix34231078191194 Los Angeles3625577183163 Anaheim3526575182193 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday's Games New Jersey 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 7, Philadelphia 0 Washington 3, Florida 2, OT Buffalo 3, Minnesota 2, OT Calgary 3, Nashville 2 Vancouver 3, Anaheim 0 Monday's Games Washington 2, Tampa Bay 1, SO St. Louis 5, Columbus 4, SO Dallas 4, Los Angeles 3, OT Tuesday's Games Ottawa at New Jersey, late Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, late Edmonton at Philadelphia, late Buffalo at Pittsburgh, late Boston at Montreal, late Chicago at Florida, late Colorado at Minnesota, late Vancouver at Phoenix, late Nashville at San Jose, late Today's Games Edmonton at Washington, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Dallas, 9 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Kansas City73.700 Detroit84.667 Minnesota63.667 Texas64.600 Baltimore43.571 Los Angeles55.500 Seattle44.500 Boston45.444 Cleveland45.444 New York45.444 Toronto45.444 Oakland46.400 Chicago26.250 Tampa Bay27.222NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct San Francisco93.750 Atlanta73.700 St. Louis63.667 Washington53.625 Cincinnati64.600 Milwaukee64.600 Colorado54.556 Florida44.500 San Diego44.500 Philadelphia56.455 Pittsburgh56.455 New York45.444 Chicago46.400 Los Angeles47.364 Arizona49.308 Houston28.200 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Monday's Games Florida 4, Atlanta 3, 10 innings Washington 14, Houston 9 Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 10, Minnesota 4 Boston 6, Baltimore (ss) 5 N.Y. Yankees (ss) 7, Philadelphia 1 Detroit 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Chicago White Sox (ss) 16, Cleveland 16, tie Chicago Cubs 14, L.A. Angels 13 Milwaukee 15, Cincinnati 2 Arizona (ss) 8, Kansas City (ss) 6 Chicago White Sox (ss) 12, Arizona (ss) 1 Seattle 6, Oakland 3 L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 1 Baltimore (ss) 0, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 0, tie Kansas City (ss) 11, San Diego 3 San Francisco 4, Texas 1 Tuesday's Games Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Florida vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Boston (ss) at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (ss) vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Mets (ss) at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Wednesday's Games Washington vs. Florida at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Baltimore (ss) at Sarasota, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Colorado vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego (ss) vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. San Diego (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Boston at Fort Myers, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 7:05 p.m. Thursday's Games Toronto vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington (ss) at Viera, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Florida at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. L.A. Angels (ss) at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: Boys/Girls at Sebring,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Softball at McKeel,5:30 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Sonrise,7 p.m.; Softball at Pemayetv Emahakv,5:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Sebring,7 p.m. Sebring 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. MONDAY: Softball at Hardee,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Avon Park,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis vs.Avon Park,4 p.m. SFCC WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Pasco-Hernando,3 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Sante Fe,4 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Lincolnland (Ill.),6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at State College of Florida,2 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,6 p.m. Avon Park 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. MONDAY: Boys Tennis vs.Sebring,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Sebring,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at DeSoto,7 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.DeSoto,4 p.m. 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 W WE E D D N N 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 p p . m m . Big East Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Big East Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Northeast Conference T ournament . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Big East Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Big Sky T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TH H U U R R 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 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Big 12 Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 2 2 p p . m m . Big East T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Big Ten Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Big Ten Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 p p . m m . Big East T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . ACC Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Big East T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Big 12 Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . PGA WGC Cadillac Championship . . . . G G O O L L F F 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Puerto Rico Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . L.A. Lakers at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Denver at Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T LIVESPORTSONTV NBA Spring Training NHL Page 2BNews-Sun Wednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.co m 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE(863) 382-0500 3201 Golfview Rd. Sebring(863) 382-0744for 9 Hole Executive RatesPrices good thru 3/31/10 Incl. Tax & CartMonday thru Friday:8am 1pm $36By 8, After 1 $29 Saturday & Sunday: $25 GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

PAGE 15

www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 3B 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 #X0150 2008 DODGE AVENGER RT#CX107A1 #X0147 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE#CX147A #TY032A 2008 JEEP COMPASS #CX130A 2007 DODGE 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 $ 16999 $ 17888 $ 17888 $ 15888 $ 11999 $ 168882009 CHRYSLER PTCRUISER2008 TOYOTATUNDRA $ 25888ONE OWNER $ 12888 $ 13488 $ 9888#JY004B #X0161 CERTIFIED CERTIFIED ONE OWNER LOW MILES CREAM PUFF CERTIFIED LEATHER LOADED NICE ONE OWNER CERTIFIED HEMI SWEET RACE IN FOR SAVINGS 2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 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 c atcher snared and then c aught a runner off base. So into extras it went and c onsecutive errors on the first t wo batters of the eighth a llowed the tie-breaker to c ome in before WeberC allahan could get out of it w ith a strike out and two c omebackers. But then that trio came a round in the order again, w ith Gobourne drawing a l ead-off walk and moving to s econd when Wellsgrounder w as fielded cleanly at seco nd, but a moment of indecis ion allowed both runners to b e safe. Wise then ended it with a shot to left that brought Gobourne in easily and a hustling Wells in with just a bit more drama. The girls have been hitting it well, but we just had trouble bringing them in tonight, head coach Alesia Cheshire said. Its been a real good year for us and the girls are really working hard and are into it. Theyre very committed. Now 6-3 on the season, the Dragons were to face Tenoroc in a home district match up Tuesday before hitting the road Friday for a contest at McKeel. Continued from 1B Dragons dig one out champion Lakers, who just happened to roll a San Antonio team that embarrassed the Heat last week, stop by Thursday. The Spurs visit next Monday. Even with that, the Heat confidence remains. Were a team that no one wants to see in the first round, Wade said. We lose every game from here on out, somebodys got to see us in the first round. And the Miami Heat isnt really a team you want to see in the first round. Were fine. Thats debatable. Despite the Big Three averaging a combined 69.9 points, 22.4 rebounds and 13.3 assists, the Heat have clear issues, including consistency at point guard and center along with the bench. Theyre 43-20, the leagues sixth-best record not the pace James grew accustomed to when he was the lone true superstar with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who had been among the leagues very best. Theyve had their moments, like a big Christmas win against the Lakers, a lategame rally to win at Oklahoma City, a run of 2 1 victories in 22 games fro m Nov. 29 through Jan. 9. Th at run started after Jam es bumped Spoelstra on the w ay to a huddle in Dallas an d speculation started rainin g that the Heat were already fi nished. Take that stretch awa y, though, and the Heat are 2 219. At the end of the da y, were in a good position rig ht now, in the Easte rn Conference and in the who le league, James said. We g et a win, well be all right. James was saying the oth er day that hed rather get blow n out in a game than lose at t he buzzer, and at this point, i ts easy to see why he thinks th at way. The Heat have lost 11 games already this season in which they had a chance to take the lead or tie the score in the final 12 seconds of regul ation or overtime. The team is shooting 1 for 19 in those s ituations, and the one make a dunk by James again st Memphis in November to t ie the game came in a gam e the Heat lost on a Rudy G ay jumper as time expired. Continued from page 1B Last years inaugural run attracted more than 165 participants but registrar Jan Shoop said she expects more this year. Its still pretty early but were looking for about 200 this year. We had good feedback on last years event so the numbers will probably be up, she said. As last year, there will be mens womens and seniors divisions with the top three in each category receiving a special medal. It will have a map of the track on it theyre going to be pretty nice, she said. Proceeds from the race go to the Sebring Hall of Fame and the Gallery of Legends building. The Gallery of Legends is visited by thousands of fans each year in the paddock to see a wide array of cars that have run the 12 Hours. It also is available for other activities afterRace Weeksuch as banquets, wedding receptions and special 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 International Raceway, with the green flag set to drop at 7:45 a.m.. Call Shoop at 655-1442 ext 218 or email jashoop@sebringraceway.com. Continued from page 1B Run the Track March 18 Wade says Heat OK NEWS-SUN

PAGE 16

Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com Changes in the Nationwide Series title format have had little practical effect thus far. Sprint Cup drivers have won all three races. Carl Edwards has a rst, a second and a wreck so far. At the scene of his misfortune, Phoenix, Edwards likely had his strongest car. One of Daytonas Cinderella stories, Brian Keselowski, has failed to make the field in the two races since. There is cause for optimism in the Dale Earnhardt Jr. camp. The most popular driver is off to a solid start. It was sort of refreshing to see Tony Stewart angry at nishing second. Being at the top of the points standings was little consolation for Tony the Tiger. The bitterness came out in Greg Bife. His radio remarks were caustic after pit-road mistakes cost him dearly at Vegas. How the team reacts will be worth watching. The rst four races are almost a microcosm of the season. The series visits a restrictor-plate track, a at mile, an intermediate track and a short track. No road courses till the summer, though. The Sams Town 300 was a fuel-mileage race, which is the principal reason Mark Martin won it. Fuel conservation was also a powerful factor in Danica Patricks fourth-place nish, best ever by a woman driver in the series. The hometown Busch brothers performed disastrously in Las Vegas. Kyle erred badly in the Nationwide race, and Kurt took himself out with a Sprint Cup spin. Kurts recovery kept him tied with Stewart at the top of the standings, though. Its unusual for Jimmie Johnson to be almost invisible at Las Vegas, which he was this time around after winning four of the previous seven races at the track. Whos hot: Dating back to 2010, Carl Edwards has won three of the past ve Sprint Cup races. ... In the Nationwide Series, Danica Patrick is coming off a fourthplace nish, best ever by a woman driver. Whos not: The season has been fruitless so far for Jamie McMurray, 29th in points, and Jeff Burton, 31st. Burton is already 63 points behind, which is the equivalent of 252 under the system formerly used. Edwards V E R S U SThe two former associates had a tiff in the Las Vegas garage area, and Conway called the cops. NASCAR responded by putting Gordon on probation. Each has a claim against the other, and, yes, they involve money. What happened? Officials have attempted to downplay the physical confrontation. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: The fact that Gordon was punished if NASCAR probation can be described as punishment suggests that he got the best of, uh, whatever happened between the two.ROBBY GORDON VS. KEVIN CONWAYBy Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekWhy would the NASCAR Hall of Fame change its induction ceremonies from May to January? Apparently, the May races at Charlotte Motor Speedway draw crowds to the financially challenged Hall anyway. The idea is to draw crowds independent of the NASCAR races at the nearby track and give the Hall another big payday. Still, it seems a bit insensitive from the fans perspective, doesnt it? If a fan traveled from out of town for the ceremonies, wouldnt it be convenient to include a race in the plans? This years inductions will go off on May 23. The January inductions are to begin next year. The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authoritys Tim Newman said, We believe we can complement the star-studded main event with a full slate of activities that will draw fans from around the country. One possibility? A Charlotte-based fan preview, similar to the one conducted in Winston-Salem by Winston back in the pre-Nextel/Sprint days. That event was held at Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Hard to compare Mark Martin has 1,052 total starts in NASCARs three principal touring series. He won for a record 49th time in the Nationwide Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedways Sams Town 300. Since it is fashionable these days, some are comparing Martins career starts in three series to Richard Pettys record 1,199 in one. The notion seems dubious, and, by the way, if series are going to be compared, Pettys 15 races in NASCARs long-forgotten Convertible Division should be counted. That would make Pettys total 1,214, but its still not much of a comparison since Petty never raced in what are now the Nationwide and Camping World Truck series. Trivia time When was the last time two members of the same family entered a (now) Sprint Cup race ranked first and second in points? It was the second race of the 1988 season, after Bobby Allison edged son Davey in the Daytona 500. Entering Sundays third race of the current season, brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch were ranked first and second, respectively. Kurt Busch remains tied for first place. He and Tony Stewart each have 113 points. Kyle Busch fell from first to 14th. Good citizen good guy Before the LVMS weekend began, driver Morgan Shepherd helped Las Vegas police apprehend a shoplifter the 69-year-old Shepherd ran down the suspect and Carl Edwards spontaneously agreed to serve as best man in a wedding of fans. M23ThJidtit Hall changes include changing induction time By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekThree races do not a season make, but those three races have certainly given Ford Motor Company reason for optimism where its Sprint Cup program is concerned. Ford drivers have won two of the seasons three races to date. The auto manufacturers Fusion brand took the first three positions in the Daytona 500. Go back to the end of 2010 and Fords Carl Edwards has won three of the past five races. Perhaps the season is too young to draw broad conclusions, but one is obvious. The Blue Oval Camp is flourishing. Performance has dramatically improved. By the proud standards of Ford racing history, 2010 was a dreary year in NASCAR. Fords first 2010 victory was the seasons 21st race. By seasons end, and in spite of Edwards victories in the final two races, the Ford winning percentage was only .111 four victories in 36 races. At the moment, the winning percentage is .667. That wont last, but its a good sign. We have been performing really well, and its just a joy to drive these race cars right now, said Edwards after winning the Kobalt Tools 400. You look at the way we qualified (third) and ran. The Fords are back and strong. Its great to drive these race cars. This is the best start to a season that Ive ever had. Daytona could have gone any way. There was a lot of luck involved in our good finish at Daytona. Phoenix was a very strong performance from everyone, but we had bad luck there. I felt (in Las Vegas) we had a solid, top-three car all day. Those are three different types of tracks, with success on all three, so Im really excited about the season. This is a great start. The man most responsible for development of Fords FR9 engine, Doug Yates, said, Weve done a lot of work on this engine, and I think we all saw how the performance was at the end of last year by winning a couple of a races. Weve done our homework, not only on power but also the cooling system, so Im really proud of that. Two Ford drivers reside in the current top 10 in points. Edwards is third, and A.J. Allmendinger is ninth.Ford Toughens Up In New SeasonEdwards brand is back with a vengeance after poor 2010 seasonJohn Clark/NASCAR This WeekCarl Edwards is showing that Ford is back to running competitively after a tough 2010 season (four wins in 36 races). Edwards, who has won three of the past five Sprint Cup races, has worked wonders with Doug Yates Ford FR9 engine. Besides Edwards, another Ford driver, A.J. Allmendinger is in the top 10 in points after three 2011 races. FORD RE-EMERGENCEHoF Ceremony PricesThe NASCAR Hall of Fame has announced three ticket packages for admission to the second induction ceremony, to be held on Monday, May 23, at the Charlotte Convention Centers Crown Ballroom adjacent to the Hall of Fame. A VIP Package is $150. Premium Admission is $75. Regular Admission is $55. The Hall of Fames second class includes Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, Bud Moore, David Pearson and Lee Petty. For more information, go to www.nascarhall.com. R. Gordon Conway Sprint Girl, 45 and BoredomThis Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053. Dear NASCAR This Week, I have been watching NASCAR for a long, long time. The coverage is awesome, the cars a lot safer than ever, and they told the drivers have at it and they have since. I have noticed during the races, after the driver wins and is celebrating, there is a hot-looking girl that stands behind the winner in a black leather suit. Who is that? She reminds me of the Hat Man of the s, Bill Brodrick, who would greet drivers with Unocal 76. Another problem I see is with former driver Kyle Petty. I notice each week he wears a hat with and black duct tape over the number. Why? Will Garcia Manistee, Mich. The woman is the Sprint Girl there are several and she represents the series sponsor, basically giving Sprint exposure in victory lane. No. 45 is in memory of Kyle Pettys son, Adam, who was killed in a racing accident in 2000. Dear NASCAR This Week, Having now watched what was formerly called the Busch Clash and now the Gatorade Duels, many viewers seem to be as bored as I am. This morning in the Evansville, Ind., newspaper, on their sports page was a big story about this two-by-two, so-called racing. For the most part, the spectators are already bored. NASCAR is making some changes to prevent permanent hookups between cars, but already some of the teams have overcome those changes. Supposedly the drivers like this new style of racing. At the end of (the Daytona 500), I would be willing to bet that those same drivers will be beyond exhausted trying to drive two cars instead of one. For my part, this two-by-two racing is interesting, but far less than exciting. David Qualkenbush Huntingburg, Ind. The racing, from communication from fans, seems to have mostly been panned. It will be interesting to see if the surprise ending changes that perception. McMurray Banking in straights16 Banking in turns 1-4Distance:............... 0.533-mile oval Length of frontstretch:. .......650 ft. Length of backstretch:. .......650 ft. Miles/Laps:.266.5 mi. = 500 laps26 to 30 March 20Aug. 27BRISTOL DATA BRISTOL DATAPIT ROADTURN1TURN2TURN3TURN4FINISH START PIT ROAD Race: Food City Jeff Byrd 500 Where: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (.533 mi.), 500 laps/266.5 miles. When: Sunday, March 20 Last years winner: Jimmie Johnson, Chevy. Qualifying record: Ryan Newman, Dodge, 128.709 mph, March 21, 2003. Race record: Charlie Glotzbach, Chevy, 101.074 mph, July 11, 1971. Last week: Fords Carl Edwards captured his first victory of the season at Las Vegas but his third in his past five, dating back to 2010. Edwards took advantage of a mistake on pit road by runner-up Tony Stewarts team. That mistake forced Stewart to change four tires while Edwards needed only two. Race: Scotts EZ Seed 300 Where: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (.533 mi.), 300 laps/159.9 miles. When: Saturday, March 19. Last years winner: Justin Allgaier, Dodge. Qualifying record: Greg Biffle, Ford, 127.132 mph, March 26, 2004. Race record: Brad Keselowski, Chevy, 93.509 mph, Aug. 22, 2008. Last week: Mark Martin, the series all-time leader in victories, collected career victory No. 49 at Las Vegas. The Chevy driver took advantage of fuel issues by the field who had been racing ahead of him near the end. It was tire failure, however, that kept Brad Keselowski out of victory lane. Race: Too Tough To Tame 200 Where: Darlington (S.C.) Raceway (1.366 mi.), 147 laps/200.802 miles. When: Saturday, March 12. Last years winner: Todd Bodine, Toyota. Qualifying record: Timothy Peters, Toyota, 170.845 mph, Aug. 14, 2010. Race record: Bobby Hamilton, Dodge, 133.645 mph, March 14, 2003. Last race: Kyle Busch, in a Toyota, dominated the series stop at Phoenix, and his average finish, in three weekend races in separate series, was 1.33. Another Cup visitor, Clint Bowyer, finished second in a Chevy.SPRINT CUP NATIONWIDE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK All times EasternSprint CupFood City Jeff Byrd 500, 1 p.m., March 20Nationwide SeriesScotts EZ Seed 300, 2 p.m., March 19Truck SeriesToo Tough To Tame 200, 5 p.m., Saturday AlltimesEaster n 2011 STANDINGSSprint Cup Pts.1. Tony Stewart 113 Kurt Busch 113 3. Carl Edwards 7 Juan Pablo Montoya 7 5. Ryan Newman 10 6. Paul Menard 17 7. Martin Truex Jr. 18 Denny Hamlin 18 9. A.J. Allmendinger 19 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 22 Mark Martin 22 12. Jimmie Johnson 26 Kasey Kahne 26Nationwide Series1. Reed Sorenson 111 2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2 3. Jason Leffler 5 4. Danica Patrick 13 5. Justin Allgaier 16 6. Trevor Bayne 24 7. Aric Almirola 26 8. Kenny Wallace 27 9. Mike Bliss 29 10. Joe Nemechek 30Camping World Truck Series1. Matt Crafton 71 2. Clay Rogers 1 3. Cole Whitt 3 4. Johnny Sauter 4 5. Timothy Peters 5 6. Austin Dillon 8 7. Jeffrey Earnhardt 9 8. Max Papis 10 9. Miguel Paludo 12 10. Ron Hornaday 14

PAGE 17

www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 5B T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local clubs a nd organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the respons ibility of the group to update t he News-Sunon any changes i n this listing by calling 3856 155, ext. 516; send any c hanges 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.WEDNESDAY Adult Children of A lcoholics and Dysfunctional F amilies. New Life Group m eets Wednesdays at 11:30 a .m. at Grace Bible Church, 4 453 Thunderbird Road, S ebring. Call 4460 461.www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live music i s from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. AmVets Ladies Auxiliary P ost 21 meets at 11 a.m. the s econd Wednesday at Blue C rab Restaurant, Sebring. All m embers welcome. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, on corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. All c lasses and support groups are a t 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the second Wednesday o f the month from 10:30 a.m. to n oon at Southern Lifestyle A ssisted Living of Lake Placid, 1 297 U.S. 27 North. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., S ebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. Call 381-9005 or 3 81-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. the s econd and fourth Wednesday a t the club, 12921 U.S. 98, S ebring. Call 655-4007. Heartland Herpetological S ociety meets 7 p.m., second W ednesday, Room 315, C racker Trail Elementary S chool, Sebring. Call 385-6826 o r 465-2228 for details.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children w ith special needs, which r esumes in September. Highlands County N arcotics Anonymous meets a t 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1 513 S. Highlands Ave., Avon P ark. Call the 24-hour hotline 18 00-850-7347 or (941) 6160 460. Highlands County Traffic S afety Committee meets 10 a .m., conference room 3, H ighlands County Agri-Civic C enter, Sebring, second W ednesday. Highlands Senior Center is o pen every Wednesday from 9 a .m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubh ouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway ( the old Lions Club). Two live b ands to dance to and great l unches. All area seniors are i nvited to join the festivities. Call 3 86-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2 606 State Road 17 South, A von Park (between Avon Park a nd Sebring) meets from 8:3010:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Call 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Steak night on the second Wednesday of each month. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Garden Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday (from September through May) for socialization and at 1 p.m. for dessert and beverage, followed by a meeting and gardening program at the Lake Placid Womans Club, 10 N. Main Ave. Call 465-6106. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday at the lodge for a chapter night and enrollment. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 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. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jims Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 1-3 p.m. second Wednesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Herons Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Wednesdays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 Aerie members meet at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homers Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:307:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 food available 5-7 p.m. Entertainment 5-8 p.m. 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Mens Auxiliary membership meeting is at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 659-4541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimers Association Support Group meets from 1-2 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Founders Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held at members homes. Phone 452-1927 for more information. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts, an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 6553274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Disabled American Veterans Ridge Chapter 49 meets 7 p.m., American Legion Building, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring, second Thursday. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last years dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. Call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland African Violet Society meets at 2:30 p.m. every second Thursday at Founders Hall Activities Room at Highlands Ridge, 3003 E. Fairway Vista Drive. Visitors are welcome. Call Shirley at 3855765 for details.Heartland Amputee Group meets at noon every second Thursday (October through April) at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring, for a brown-bag lunch. Beverages provided. It is open to all levels of amputees, both recent and experienced, their family members and friends. Call 385-1196 or e-mail to hal loinc@embarqmail.com.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Federated Republican Women meet second Thursday at Inn on the Lakes, Golfview Drive, Sebring. Social hour and Dutch treat dinner is at 5 p.m. Meeting begins at 6 p.m. All Republicans are invited. For further information, call 453-6783. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m., at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m. on second Thursday, Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Lakeview Drive. For more details, call 471-9829. Highlands County 9-12 Project meets from 5-7 p.m. on the second Thursdays of each month at Beef OBradys. Highlands Little Theatre Youth Showstoppers meet at 6 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Learn what to do back stage as well as on stage. All youth between 6 and 18 are invited to attend. Call 385-2175. Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, at 6-8 p.m. has country and bluegrass music played by Country Grass. Donation $3 for single, and $5 for couple. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Chapter 260 Order of The Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. Call 4654345. Lake Placid China Painters Club meets 10 a.m. on second Thursday at 10 North Main Ave., Lake Placid from September through May. For more details, call 465-2256. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorns, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT) a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Marine Corps League Cracker Trail Detachment 1004, meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call John Kelley at 386-0524. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). Call Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 7735714. Peace of Highlands County meets at 2 p.m. second Thursday at Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring. Anon-profit, interdenominational organization that sponsors programs promoting peace. Call Paul K. Ferrell at 214-5522. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, call Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Ridge Area Writers meet at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcome. Call 465-5254. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6554007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has an officers meeting at 7 p.m. and general meeting at 8 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 382-3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adeline s Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 6990743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. House Committee meeting at 10 a.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-1:30 and plays bingo at 1:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. Contact Wendy at 863-382-2022.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. Alzheimers Association Support Group meets at 6 p.m. second Friday at the Oaks of Avon in AvonPark. Call 3853444. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only Call 471-1448. Avon Park Breakfast Rota ry Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Clu b building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games a t 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave ., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m. EZ Intermediate classes are a t 10 a.m., and Intermediate clas ses are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflection on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for furthe r information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a.m. Friday. Call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at sam dunn@samdunn.net. Heartland AIDS Network meets 9 a.m., second Friday, Heartland Professional Plaza Learning Center, Sebring. Heartland Clubs meet at 3:30 p.m. on the second Frida y of each month at Placid Lakes Town Hall Building, 2010 Placi d Lakes Blvd. Call 699-6773. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 385-6671. Lake Country Cruisers has a car show from 5-8 p.m. second Friday at Woodys Bar-B-Q parking lot, Lake Placid. There is a live disc jockey and door prizes. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fr y from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 pe r person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Ca ll 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose, Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Togethe r) meets the second Friday each month at 10 a.m. in the confer ence room of Florida Hospital Home Care Services located a t 4005 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. For more information contact Grac e Plants at 273-1421. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 1292 1 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 don ation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 dona tion. For reservations, call 385 8647 or 471-3557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. t o closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. Call 3852966 or leave a name, numbe r and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves steak by the ounce from 5:30-7 p.m. every fourth Friday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lesson s, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. COMMUNITYCALENDAR

PAGE 18

SEBRING The S ensuous Senator was a s mash hit. Ticket sales starte d slowly, but as word spread a fter opening night, more and m ore people flocked to buy t ickets.The play directed b y Joe Morano andstarring D arwin Liverance, Delores S mith, Howard Johnson, J udy Chastain, Marcie T aylor, Ron Schilffarth, T heresa Reynolds and Tom M app also f eaturedCarolyn Whitcomb, C indy and John Gorman, D ollie Maleszyk, Dottie K attalia, Renee Menard and W ayne Roswell in the press c orps. No play can be a success w ithout the dedicated work o f those behind the scenes. In t he control booth were S uzanne Schilffarth, stage m anager; Doug Sheppard on s ound and Jerry Bernstein on l ights. Nola Bernstein and N ancy Waitkus handled back s tage duties while Shirley F razier led the stage hands. S usanJohnson assembled a g reat group of volunteers in h er role ashouse manager. A lain Menard and his crew s erved dessert at intermiss ion.Needless to say, there w ere many others who w orked for weeks to see this p roduction succeed. Bright and early Saturday m orning, Ron Schilffarth led a large group that took away s et decorations, dismantled t he set and cleaned up the h all whilebasking in the g low of yet another successf ul production by the T anglewood Actors Guild. We would be remiss if we d idnt say a special thank you t o Alan Jay Automotive N etwork for supplying the l imo and driver (John M andis), which helped to c reate the impression of an i mportant political event. The H ighland County Sheriff's O ffice also added authenticit y as officers Casey, Barcinas a nd Proctor helped with c rowd control and assisted in e scorting unruly members of t he press off the premises. Thanks go out to our d essert sponsors; Heartland N ational Bank, Florida H ospital and Edward Jones A lan J. Holmes,for their o ngoing support. As well, we t hank our program advertise rs: Paragon Lawn Care, N ewsom Eyes, Goin Postal, A lligator Pack & Ship, Alan J ay Automotive Network, Dr. A lbert Ruiz, Visions Koin K orner, OnTop Concrete C oatings, Wells Insurance, E ye Specialists of MidF lorida, Digital Hearing Aid O utlet, Safekill Pest Control, S tewart's Mobile Village, C hristine's Golf Carts, Willie W atch, Creative Crafts by D esign, Lakeside RV, Hayes A utomotive, Photography by J erry, Ray Dawsey Pressure W ashing, Wauchula State B ank and Central Florida R oofing & Aluminum. Wein Tanglewood are very f ortunate to have great facilit ies in which we can stage l ive theatre productions and t he Tanglewood Actors G uildlooks forward to pres enting more great plays in t he 2011/2012 season. Saturday evening, Pauline O liphant, line dance teacher e xtraordinaire, donated her t ime and talent to lead an e njoyable evening of line d ancing, which netted $433 f or the Cancer Benefit. Sunday evening 700 peop le were entertained in the Tanglewood Clubhouseby Patrick Murrayand his very funny puppet, Matilda. Their act was followed by stand-up comedian Rick Starr. On Monday, the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit presented two checks totalling $68,000to Denise Benavides of the American Cancer Society. This was the result of months of work by hundreds of volunteers. The first check, in the amount of $57,900 was for Cancer Research in general and the second check, in the amount of $10,100 is targeted at Breast Cancer Research. On hand for the check presentation were representatives of our major sponsors; Sebring Custom Carts, Heartland National Bank,Edward Jones-Alan J. Holmes, Bill Jarrett Ford, Hometown America and Young at Heart Travel. The presentation took place following a slide show reviewing all of the cancer related events this year. Wednesday, March 16, TMAC (Tanglewood Master Activities Committee) will meet at 3 p.m. under the direction of our new chair and co-chair, Peggy Grandsard and Bill Rulli.Chairs of the 26 volunteer committees meet monthlyto report on their activities and to discuss issues of common concern. Each year, Tanglewood residents eagerly await Resident Appreciation Days when Hometown America sponsors two fun-filled days of activities for the residents. On March 22 there will be a series of in-park tournaments andon March 23 management will treat residents to a day of free entertainment and food. Residents are reminded to pick up their tickets at the Activity Directors office. LAKE PLACID Feb. 26, the dance committee had a complete sell out. They sold 187 tickets. The theme of the dance was to honor the USAand Canada; all wore their country colors or uniforms if they could still get in to them since it was a patriotic dance. Music was provided by Larry Musgrave. All had a wonderful time. The dance committee donated $400 to our Military Committee so they could use it to ship boxes to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Feb. 28 we had our coed coffee. Our emcee was Donna Vandenbergh; our coffee makers were Diane Bennett and Shirley York. Manager, George Susco told everyone they have got to pick up after their dogs. It is not very fair for a neighbor or the workers in the park that do the mowing. He also said residents keep finding cigarette butts around the pool area. Please keep our pool area nice and clean, put your chairs back where you found them and use the containers that are provided for your discarded cigarettes. Laura Bailey led us in song for the residents present for their birthday. We all sang to Bud Hathaway and Marcia Collier. We had no one celebrating their anniversary present. Paula Bannister came forward to tell the residents that we are doing very well with our respect for life of loved ones and friends we want to remember; this is evident by the number of name cards that are stretched across the beams in the clubhouse. We will be having the baskets on display at various functions to bid on. Tickets are $1 each or 11 tickets for $10. We have more than 20 baskets to bid on. She was happy to report that we have earned more than $700 already. The men will be going to Duffers for the Mustangs Day Out on Tuesday, March 15. Ladies Day Out will be at Michaels beginning at 11:30 a.m. on March 15. Bill Alberton told the residents that they will be having the Original 13 Colonies party at the Golden Corral on Wednesday, March 23 beginning at 2:30 p.m. The price will be $10 and tickets can be purchased from him or Farmer Bill. Jim Becker told the group that the last dance will be Saturday, March 19, with the music by Frank E. The theme of the dance will be a Mardi Gras party. Tickets are on sale now. Ann Pritchard announced the Spring Musical, which is going to be Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets can be obtained from Arlene Dammer or from Ann. The cost is $3.50 and should be purchased on or before March 19. Marilyn Cromer announced that the Holiday Committee will be putting on a St. Patricks dinner the traditional corned beef, cabbage, potatoes. The cost is $6 per person. The Military Committee will be having their soup and sandwich dinner Sunday, March 13 beginning at 5 p.m. The selection of foods is to be announced. Wednesday, March 30 Sherry White announced at her committee meeting will be putting on a chili dinner. Tickets will be $6 each and the proceeds will go towards Relay for Life, to help them attain their goal. Tony Barriga told the group that the Highlands County Military Ball is going to be Saturday, April 9 at the Chalet lan. He said he would like to see our men and women who were in the service try to attend. For more information about obtaining tickets, check with him. Our Sunshine Report was not available at this time. Our Ladies Coffee was March 1. We had 27 ladies attend. Vickie Echelsberry made the coffee and presided over the meeting. She told the group that we had 71 re sidents attend the carry-in di nner Thursday evening. S he thanked her committee for a ll their help. She asked for a volunteer for the Mar ch meetings. She welcom ed Kathy George fro m Senecaville, Ohio. Next w e all sang Happy Birthday to Marcia Collier. Pau la Bannister gave us a progre ss report on the up and comin g Relay For Life program th at will be April 8-9. The com mittee is selling luminaries in honor of Alice Jacobson or your loved ones who are su rvivors or have died from ca ncer. We have 22 baskets th at will be displayed at t he Monday and Tuesday coff ee meetings. Tickets will be so ld to bid on the baskets. Th ey will also be selling Alice s bright colored love bead s. Before ending the meetin g, Arlene Clouston read a sto ry about a One Day Job. We have one very prou d grandmother who lives in o ur Tropical Harbor Park. H er name is Marion Jones. H er granddaughter, Kasey Con n, won the Miss Fort Mye rs USAbeauty contest t he evening of Feb. 27. She com peted against 12 other girls in front of 10 judges. She w ill now go on to compete f or Miss Florida in July. She is a senior at Lake Placid Hig h School. Speaking of beauty co ntests, our little great-gran ddaughter Carmen Perez cam e in as first runner-up for t he Little Miss Moore Hav en contest on Feb. 26. She al so won Miss Photogenic. She is the great-granddaughter of Barbara and George Kellehe r. ScoreboardWoodhaven Estates bridge scoresSEBRING Here are th is weeks Bridge scores f or Woodhaven Estates. Party Bridge First plac e, Marilyn Bauer; second plac e, Sandy Wickstrom; and thi rd place, Jeanne Sisson. Duplicate Bridge: Fir st place, Bill Tedford an d Shirley Breckenridge; secon d place, Laurie LaBerge an d Jeanne Sisson; and thi rd place, Erma Hofford an d Margaret Bousfield. Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com Courtesy photo The Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit presented two checks totalling $68,000to Denise Benavides of the American Cancer Society last week. The first check, in the amount of $57,900 was for cancer research in general and the second check, in the amount of $10,100 is targeted at breast cancer research. FREINDS& NEIGHBORS Tanglewood B y Neil Simpson Tropical Harbor Estates By Barbara Kelleher Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect.

PAGE 19

www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9 2011Page 7B CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy photo In February, the Sebring Elks 1529 welcomed Philip Zachefsky (from left), Mildred Jo Duke and Delores Dee Bernhard as new members. New Sebring Elks Courtesy photo Elk of the Month for February is Peg Murray and Elk of the Month for March is Evelyn Clough. This is a double presentation for these two ladies because they became Elks together, w ork special events together, work Bingo together and help where ever they can. T hey also share ideas with Exalted Ruler John Russo. Lake Placid Elks of the Month Courtesy photo GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club held its annual Fashion Show on March 5 at the St. FrancisEpiscopal Church fellowship hall. Attendees were treated to the appearance of the Highlands Sweet Adelines chorus and an R-rated fashion show featuring items made from recyclable things to remind everyone to Recycle, Reuse and Reduce the amount of refuse.Participating merchants from Lake Placid and Sebring provided clothes and accessories suited for the theme of Traveling Into Spring. The event was chaired by Mitzi Eggleston. LP Womans Club holds fashion show Courtesy photo J im Lewis spoke to the Avon Park Noon Rotary Club about project Harvest Aviation last week. The missionary pilots f lying out of the Hardee County airport to help deliver supplies, medical provisions, mail and packages to missionaries serving in Belize, Honduras and Guatemala. Lewis informed club members that Harvest Aviation Institute also provides flight training and aviation maintenance programs and youth education and mentoring services. Those interested in learning more about Harvest Aviation may do so on the Internet at www.harvestaviation.org Lewis speaks to APRotary NEWS-SUN 385-6155

PAGE 20

Hibiscus Garden ClubAVON PARK The H ibiscus Garden Club of A von Park met Feb. 10 in t he home of Pat Kincer. Plans for the annual Plant S ale and cutting giveaway w ere finalized. The event h as been moved to D onaldson Park on Lake V erona due to better access a nd safety. Time is 8 a.m. to n oon. There will be a variety o f plants: azaleas, begonias, g eraniums, nun orchids, blue i ris and patio plants (small 4 -foot by 7-foot bear root o ak trees, crepe myrtle are f ree). After a long and cold w inter, members will share w hat we have. The program was given by P resident Nina Seibold. P rinted handouts were given o n care of gardening tools, s uggested plantings at this t ime and care of same. S eibold demonstrated the p runing of crepe myrtle, w hich is so often butchered. I t requires a very sunny l ocation to flower. The l avender crepe myrtle was g iven to hostess Pat Kincer. Maxine Floyd drew the l ucky number for a bright p otted impatiens. Next meeting will be M arch 10 with Shirley F oster.TOPS FL Club 487SEBRING On March 2, T OPS 487, Sebring had 18 T OPS and eight KOPS givi ng the pledges after the e xercises. Roll call had the c hapter with a net loss of 25 p ounds. Best Loser was Pat C arfield. Judy Alger received the $4 f or KOPS in leeway under g oal for two months straight. Yes-Yeses are portion control, exercise, monitor the salt, water, good breakfast, protein and fruit. The 25-cent contest had 17 winners at 30 cents each and Lillian Orton won $2.30 in the 10-cent contest. Leslie Maschue has two more weeks to win the Mystery Gift and Carol DeArmit found more wrappers on the Attendance Box. Leslie Maschue reported we had a great week on the Card Game contest. The elections of the officers for 2011 were held: Leader is Judy Phillips, CoLeader is Leslie Maschue, Secretary is Shirley Slabaugh, Treasurer is Bette Gillett. Appointed by the new Leader: WeightRecorder is Carolyn Patterson and Assistant Weight Recorder is Lillian Orton. Call 382-7716 or 3149485.TOPS FL Club 632SEBRING The club meets every Monday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m. The meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. and lasts approximately one hour. For more information, contact Judy OBoyle at (863) 260-0831. OBoyle called the meeting to order and members recited the pledge to the flag and the KOPS and TOPS both said their respective pledges, then sang I Love My TOPS Club, led by Larue Wilbur. Linda Hall presented the program today and told members to take a good look at ourselves to determine what we promise ourself we will not do and what we actually do. Several good suggestions she gave included weighing and measuring everything that goes into our mouths. Everyone should buy a good food scale to weigh our portions on, because we do have a tendency to underestimate how much were eating. Members were encouraged to set short term goals that can be reached within a few weeks and told to get rid of all of their fat clothes. Once were out of them, sell them, give them away, but get rid of them. The roll was called by Karen Goodwin with 40 members present. Losses were good again this week. The Best Loser of the Week for the second week in a row was Beverly Dittmar. Yes-Yeses for the coming week are fish, cauliflower and sugar-free Jell-O. The Secretarys Report was read and approved. Nancy McConkey kept the fourweek Travel Gift for her first week and if she loses for three more weeks, the gift is hers. OBoyle made some announcements and then Mary Anderson gave a report on the contest and handed out prizes as awards to the weight loss members whos names were drawn from this weeks Weight Loss Box. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com STAINMASTERBRAVADO TEXTURE$330sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERIMPECCABLE PLUSH$379sq ft installed w/pad STAINMASTERWESTMINSTERBERBER$359sq ft installed w/pad POWER ALLEYPLUSH$259sq ft installed w/pad EVANSTONBERBER12x15 Ft$225sq ft installed w/padAREA RUGS TOO! TARKETT LAMINATE$199sq ft Visit Our 10,000 sq ft Showroom and See For Yourself Today! Stainmaster CARPET SALE OUTDOOR CARPET69sq ft FORTHENEWYEAR! Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Inn on the Lakes was the scene Feb. 26 for the creation of the latest Florida Society, Sons of the American Revolution chapter. Highlands Chapter, SAR will serve Highlands County. The chartering ceremony was conducted by Philip Tarpley, Southwest Regional vice president. Tarpley was assisted by several other members of the Florida Society and by the Color Guard from Saramana Chapter, SAR of which he is a member and past president. Highlands Chapter, SAR was welcomed into the work of serving the citizens of Highlands County. The charter president for the new chapter is Woody Woodard, Lake Placid. Vice president John Frey, secretary George Frey, treasurer Michael Flood and William H. Van Duzer, chaplain, will serve as the other charter officers, all of Sebring. Any male 18 years and older wanting informatio n on possible membersh ip who can trace his lineage to a Patriot ancestor th at helped to protect this fled ging nation in the late 1700 s, can contact Woodard at 465-7345 or Flood at 47 16381. The SAR Official Pled ge reads: We descendants of the American Revolutio n who, by their sacrifice s, established the Unit ed States of America, reaffir m our faith in the principles of liberty and o ur Constitutional Republ ic and solemnly pledge ou rselves to defend the m against every foe. As members, the organ ization does that when th ey support the aspirations of the young people by reco gnition programs Eag le Scouts, JROTC Cadets an d in our schools. They al so fulfill their pledge wh en they recognize firefighter s, EMTs, police personnel an d by supporting they troop s, both past and presen t, wherever they have serve d. Highlands Chapter of SAR forms in Sebring Courtesy pho to Taking part in the Sons of the American Revolution, Highlands Chapter charter ceremony were (from left) Rev. Dr. Randy Moody, FLSSAR chaplain; Phil Tarpley, SW Regional vice president, FLSSAR; and local officers Willian Van Duzer, Mike Flood, George Frey, John Frey and Highlands Chapter president Woody Woodard. CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring E lks Club recently donated $ 2,000 to South Florida C ommunity College to cont inue funding an endowed s cholarship for needy and d eserving students. The $ 1,000 scholarship is availa ble for the 2011 academic y ear. The Sebring Elks Club b egan funding this scholars hip for SFCC students in 2 007. It has donated $12,000 t o the scholarship since its i nception. In the past, we a warded one-time scholars hips for high school stud ents, but they could only r eceive it once, said Richard S tover, Sebring Elks Lodge 1 529 trustee. SFCC has w onderful programs, and we w anted to create a scholars hip that recipients would be e ligible for every year. We d ecided to create this endowed scholarship with SFCC. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be under the age of 26 and have graduated from a high school in Highlands County, must be a United States citizen, must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at SFCC on a minimum of a one-half time basis, must demonstrate financial need, and must have a grade point average of 3.0 on all past high school or college work. Preference will be given to children of Elks Club members, Elks Club members themselves, and U.S. veterans who are also members of Elks Club. For each of its endowed scholarship funds, the SFCC Foundation, Inc. maintains a spending policy of 4.0 percent of the endowment corpus calculated on a threeyear running average. The funds are eligible to be matched dollar for dollar by the Philip A. Benjamin matching program of the state of Florida and may be used to cover any expense associated with educational costs. Students can apply for this scholarship or learn more about it through the SFCC Financial Aid Office at 4536661, ext. 7254. Sebring Elks Club donates to scholarship Courtesy photo Deanne Shanklin (right), Resource Development Specialist, SFCC Foundation, Inc., accepts a donation toward their endowed scholarship from Heide Stover, president, Sebring Elks Lodge 1529. Snapshots Courtesy photo Lake Placid Elks Lodges Lady Elk of the Month is Pam Rosenberg. She has been second vice president and member just a little more then a year. She has had great success in organizing many of the events at the lodge. Rosenbergs hard work, high energy and positive attitude has been a great asset to the lodge. LP Lady Elk of the Month CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at theNews-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.

PAGE 21

Samuel Gonzalez-AlanizLatisha and Gilberto Gonzalez Sr. of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Samuel, on Feb. 26, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Samuel weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 17.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Christina Carlisle and Larry Stidham of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Gilbert Alaniz and Hortencia Gonzalez. Tilleen BentleyMerideth and Joshua Bentley of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Tilleen Beatrix, at 1:23 p.m. on March 3, 2011 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Tilleen weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Dave and Alane Pace. Paternal grandparents are Cathy Bentley, Debra Bentley and Steven Bentley.Ariona CamposErica Resendiz and Rudy Campos of Avon Park announce the birth of a daughter, Ariona Lynn, at 6:46 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2011 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Ariona weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Carlos and Lynn Resendiz. Paternal grandparents are Rodolfo and Maria Campos.Bethany DartyElizabeth Darty and James Hall of Zolfo Springs announce the birth of a daughter, Bethany Makayla, at 12:03 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Bethany weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Beverly Wills of Zolfo Springs and Roger Darty of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are Larry and Becky Hall of Arkansas.Dalton HanchellHeather Bentley and Justin Hanchell of Sebring announce the birth of a son, Dalton Lee, at 10:46 a.m. on Feb. 23, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Dalton weighed 8 pounds, 2.5 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Lynn Bentley and Tracy Bentley of Sebring. Paternal grandparents are Paul Hanchell of Bradenton, Kimberly Hanchell of Southbend and Donna Butch.Madilyn KoptaCasey McKinney and Dustin Kopta of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Madilyn Elaine, at 1:44 a.m. on Feb. 25, 2011 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Madilyn weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Larry and Elaine McKinney. Paternal grandparents are Darren and Debbie Kopta.Keoni PasquinoJenny and Anthony Pasquino of Lake Placid announce the birth of a son, Keoni Rey at 7:48 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2011 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring.Rose RockhillKrista and Justin Rockhill of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Rose Ann, at 1:05 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Rose weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Leeland Schlehuber of Avon Park and Sylvia Daawn Belonga of Saint Ignace. Paternal grandparents are Joseph Rockhill and Nancy Rockhill, both of Sebring and Winnifred Stahleneckur of Burlington.Baylee SelphRebekah and Christopher Selph of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Baylee Marie, at 7:19 a.m. on March 6, 2011 at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Baylee weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Susan and Thomas Wahlgren. Paternal grandparents are Darlene Sierra and Jeffrey Selph.Jeremiah SwintonFalone and Roger Swinton of Avon Park announce the birth of a son, Jeremiah Issac, on March 2, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Jeremiah weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Vonda Henry of Avon Park. Paternal grandfather is Lamar Middleton of Syracuse, N.Y.Britley ThiemeChristin and Scott Thieme of Sebring announce the birth of a daughter, Britley Nicole, at 7:57 a.m on March 1, 2011 in Winter Haven. Britley weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 17.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Gale Spurlock, Allen and Debbie Spurlock Maternal great-grandparents are Vern a Dean of Sebring and Maxine Spurloc k of Interlachen. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Carolyn Thieme. Paternal greatgrandmother is Ida Thieme of Kansa s. Carson ToddNeysa and Scott Todd of Lake Placid announce the birth of a daugh ter, Carson Reese, at 9:16 a.m. on March 5, 2011 at Highlands Regiona l Medical Center, Sebring. Carson weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Mitch and Pamela Rice. Paternal grandparents are Tommy and Dena Todd.Emmalyn ToothmanCandice and Nathaniel Toothman o f Wauchula announce the birth of a daughter, Emmalyn Caydee Faith, at 10:54 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2011 at Florid a Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Emmalyn weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Ronald Kilpatrick of Bowling Green, Janet Spell of Wauchula, and J.T. Pridgeon of Lake Placid. Paternal grandparents are Nellie an d Jay Toothman of Polk City, Krystal Schuck of West Palm Beach and Kevin Carver of Winter Haven.Eli ValdezRoxy Torres and Rick Valdez of Wauchula announce the birth of a so n, Eli R., at 7:54 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medica l Center, Sebring. Eli weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparentsare Rosalva and Jaime Torres of Wauchula. Paternal grandparents are Delia an d Richard Valdez of Zolfo Springs. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 9B CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births,engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring, FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Births CELEBRATIONS BrittainBuddy and Mary Lou B rittain celebrated their 55th w edding anniversary on M arch 3. They were married M arch 3, 1956 in Gaffney, S .C. by Probate Judge W.R. D ouglas. They lived in C herryville, N.C. on Marys G rove Road before moving to Sebring in 1991. We are thankful for an abundant life and hope for eternal life together which God has promised to those who believe and receive the Lord Jesus as Savior. The couple make their home in Sebring Hills. 55th Anniversary Buddy and Mary Lou Brittain Christopher OwenArmy Pfc. Christopher H. O wen has graduated from B asic Combat Training at F ort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of t raining, the soldier studied t he Army mission and r eceived instruction and t raining exercises in drill a nd ceremonies, Army histor y, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. Owen graduated in 2006 from Sebring High School. Snapshots HUMVEESMIXESCH IVIED ENTITLEARENAOUTINLA TEACHERTONALSPANNED HAREVIETNAMVETSCOME RAVEFLEWEONSRACE ATRESTDROOLEDSEVENS CHARLESSOLESFLYINTO ESTSLAWDADFRINTSB AGATESVFEEDME MTVAVATARGARNERVIS CHIPSINREPOTCOSSACK CELLVINCEVAUGHNTREE AFLATCOANCHORSRAIMI BEATITMSTEURDUNCAN EDGEDINMESASTENDONS ELEVONRODSUNNIS LOVEDONESVWHITENESS IGOTOUELEFIATRSVPS MRIVESTALVIRGINSEEG AECEDESLAVEOSUINT SSERURHATEDNAPNTS CROSSWORDSOLUTION Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Associated PressLONDON Prince C harles could be forgiven for f eeling a bit grumpy these d ays. Close to many peoples r etirement age, hes still waiti ng for the position he was g roomed for: King of E ngland. And hes preparing f or the wedding that will m ake his eldest son Prince W illiam and Kate Middleton t he fresh new faces of a m onarchy sorely in need of r enewal. That leaves Charles, who o nce cut a dashing figure hims elf, something of a forgotten m an. He is sandwiched between h is mother Queen Elizabeth I I, treasured for her steadfast d ignity and devotion to duty since her coronation in 1953, and William, who carries a hint of the late Princess Dianas glamour wherever he goes. Hes in a very tricky position, said Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine. By next year his mother will have been on the throne for 60 years, shes the only monarch many of us have ever known. When she came in, she was very young with two small children and there was huge empathy for her, but Charles wont get that when he comes to the throne. He said the failure of Charlesmarriage to Diana and the role that his current wife, Camilla, played in that doomed union has given the public too much information about the man who would be king. Weve heard his private telephone conversations, Little said, referring to embarrassing intimate calls that were intercepted and published, giving Britons a glimpse into Charlesfantasies. The mystique is well and truly gone, so he will come to the throne with all that baggage. Charles has always been rather eclipsed, by Diana, and now by his older son, who is about to marry a beautiful bride. Charles just accepts that for the foreseeable future the spotlight will shine on William and Catherine, as were going to have to start calling Kate. Charlesproblems with Diana are ancient history, and Camillas tattered image as the other woman has to a substantial degree been repaired, but there has been lasting damage to the princes reputation. He looks and sounds tired, generating little excitement with his public appearances. The 62-year-old prince even seemed a bit out of sorts when William and Middleton happily announced their engagement in November, commenting that it was about time since the young couple had played house long enough. It is hard to remember the halcyon days when he was seen as a stylish young bachelor linked to some of the most beautiful women in Europe. Prince Charles seems like forgotten man at William and Kates wedding

PAGE 22

Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com Oriental Medical Clinic of Florida, P.A.TRADITIONALCHINESEMEDICINEWe specialize in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine To help you in the treatment of: Pain Management Chronic Disease Weight Loss Wellness Enhancement Jeanie O. Lee, D.A.O.M.Acupuncture Physician3101 Medical Way Sebring, Florida386-5050 Neck Pain Sciatica Knee Pain Numbness Shoulder Pain Pinched Nerves Low Back Pain Hip Pain Muscle Spasm Pain Extending Down the Arms or Legs Herniated DiscWe know your experience with us will be beneficial!Dr. Sabina Khadim, M.D.863-471-25054639 Sun N Lake Blvd. Sebring, FLINTERVENTIONAL PAINAND SPINE CENTERSWork Injuries Sports Injuries Auto AccidentsConditions treated: www.GreatSpineCare.comWe know your experience with us will be beneficial! Visit www.bestopenmri.com to see why we have the Best Results Best Care Best PriceIts Your Choice.2821 US HWY 27 N SEBRINGMost major insurance and credit cards accepted. The Only Upright MRI in Highlands County Your Complete Imaging CenterPrenatal Ultrasound SessionSession Includes: Two colorized, 4D thermal prints CD Gallery of high-res 3D & 4D images DVD showing Babys movement Sex Determination (On Request) COMPLETE Package$99 Spiral CT Lung ScreeningEarly DetectionMay save your life.Spiral CT Lung Screening for Lung Cancer Saves Lives...162,000 people die each year of lung cancer, BUT, with early detection 132,000 people can be saved. According to a research study, New England Journal of Medicine 10/26/06 Upright MRIThe revolutionary design of FONARs Upright MRI allows patients to simply walk in, sit down and be scanned while you watch a 42" TV.The Upright MRI allows all parts of the body, particularly the spine and joints, to be imaged in the weight bearing state.BEST Care BEST Results BEST PriceUpright MRI Open MRI CT Scan Ultrasound X-Ray Bone DensityMost major insurance/ credit cards accepted.*BEST rates average 25% less than Hospitals863-471-BEST2821 US HWY 27 N SEBRING Its Your Choice...Choose BEST Introducing the first 100% invisible custom digital hearing aid.Do you hear but not understand? Do you struggle to hear in noise? Wish there was an invisible solution?This hearing aid was made just for you.Miniscopicis designed for people who want an invisible hearing aid with state-of-the-art digital sound processing technology. It is 100% invisible in the ear and uses ImagineVivid Speech technology designed to improve hearing in restaurants, cars and noisy gatherings. Wherever you are, focus on the sounds that are important to you. Special to the News-SunSEBRING During times of e mergency it is important to have r eliable communication links. V olunteer radio operators from the C ivil Air Patrol (CAP) receive o ngoing training in order to provide v aluable communication channels w hile fulfilling their emergency s ervices mission. The CAPcommunications netw ork is a ready force for homeland s ecurity and the protection of life a nd property. Its members are t rained to professional standards. T he nationwide CAPcommunicat ion system has 840 high-frequency r adio stations, 5,000 fixed-land r adio stations and 10,000 mobile r adios, deployed in every state, the D istrict of Columbia and Puerto R ico. ACAPradio communication s eminar was held on Saturday at the S ebring Airport boardroom. Due to t he centralized location, the training a ttracted radio specialists from a cross the state to learn about important updates to the organizations communication system and procedures. The event is a first of its kind communications seminar for the area. It was hosted by the CAP Highlands County Senior Squadron and co-sponsored by Group 5 and Florida Wing. Group 5 is one of seven sub-units in the state and comprises a 10-county area in Southwest Florida. The participants were welcomed by Group 5 Commander Lt. Col. Fran Gleockler of Sebring and Major Robert Bayless, Group 5 Communications Officer from Sarasota. The featured speaker was Lt. Col. Bruce McConnell, Florida Wing Communication Officer. McConnell provided information about the upgrades made to the statewide system, clarified recent changes in regulations and included instructions for maintaining the new equipment and using the improved system for tracking equipment inventory. More than 35 participants from Floridas CAPsquadrons attended the day-long event. Participants representing both senior and cadet squadrons came from Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, Titusville and several other Southwest Florida locations. There were even snowbirds from Michigan and Pennsylvania. The expanded schedule included time for an open discussion period allowing participants to ask the experts questions. It is important to take the time now to get everyone on the same page when we have a missing airplane or a storm is bearing down on us, we need to be ready to step up the operation tempo and work as a team, Bayless said. Many of the attendees commen ted about the information sessio n and expressed thanks to the Sebrin g Airport Authority and Airport Ca fe for their role in making the trainin g events successful. Civil Air Patrol, the official au xiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a non-profit organization with 58,00 0 members nationwide. CAPin its A ir Force auxiliary role, performed 9 0 percent of continental U.S. inlan d search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Resc ue Coordination Center and was cre dited by the AFRCC with saving 7 2 lives in fiscal year 2009. Its volunteers also perform hom eland security, disaster relief an d courier drug missions at the reque st of federal, state and local agencie s. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the more than 23,00 0 young people currently participa ting in CAPcadet programs. CA P has been performing missions f or America for 68 years. CAP volunteers provide vital communication link in an emergency Courtesy photo A CAP radio communication seminar was held on Saturday at the Sebring Airport board room.

PAGE 23

Associated PressNEWYORK Theres a new romance in publishing and its happening online. Avon Books announced Monday that it has set up a digital romance imprint, Avon Impulse, where books by new and established authors will be released electronically, with paper editions available on demand. The imprint begins next week with an e-novella by Katherine Ashe, ALadys Wish, and multiple titles are planned each month. Avon Books is an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The digital market has been especially strong f or romance fiction, in pa rt because fans can read e-ed itions in public without fear of embarrassment. Avon al so cited decreased shelf space in physical stores as a reaso n for starting Avon Impulse. DearAbby: I am a 50y ear-old gay man. On New Y ears Eve, there was a b lock party on the street I l ive on. My neighbors, Tim and Marie, are a g ood-looking 30-ish couple. I was watching the firew orks when Marie sat down n ext to me and said, Tim a nd I would like to get to k now you better. How about w e drop by for drinks some n ight after we put the kids to b ed? She said this while s troking my upper thigh with h er hand. I find the idea of being i ntimate with her husband a ppealing, but I have never been with a woman and I d ont think I want to be. It s eems to me the most prud ent approach would be to p ass on this opportunity, but h ow do I do it without o ffending or causing embarr assment for one of my n eighbors? Caught in the Fireworks, Houston DearCaught: Does this n eighbor know your sexual o rientation? If the answer is n o, just thank her and tell h er youre not into threes omes. Because it has taken y ou so long to give her an a nswer, she probably wont be surprised that a liaison is not your cup of tea. However, if she does know, tell her with a wink: Thanks for the offer Im not into threesomes. But you can send Tim over anytime. DearAbby: After 30 years of marriage, my husband is more interested in watching politics on TVthan interacting with me. We are, by mutual consent, no longer intimate but he totally ignores me. He will talk to anyone who looks his way, but he doesnt talk to me. His idea of doing something together is driving around the countryside for four hours looking at the scenery. Hell lie on the couch and watch TVor read while Im a few feet away and not say more than a dozen words to me all day. I cant do this much longer. What do you suggest? Neglected Wife in Greenville, S.C. DearNeglected Wife: Perhaps you should spend less time with your husband. Couples who spend a lot of time together can find conversation difficult because they have nothing fresh to bring to it. Do some things with female friends so you wont feel so shut in and isolated. This way you will have more experiences you can discuss. Also schedule some diversions you can enjoy together that dont involve conversation. How about a movie or a play, or a volunteer activity you can both be involved in? If this doesnt help, then consider counseling. DearAbby: I dont understand why people need others to take sides in an argument. If someone is upset and wants to cut someone out of his/her life, why does that person expect family and friends to do the same even if the disagreement had nothing to do with them? Some of them lie to force the issue. I just dont understand especially because were talking about adults. Puzzled in Coon Rapids, Minn. DearPuzzled: They do it to punish (and isolate) the person theyre mad at. However, if you make plain to the manipulator because thats what the person is that you will not be dragged into the middle of something thats not your business, youll be better off. P.S. What makes you think that all adults act like adults? Surely Im not the only person who has seen a grown-up behave like a 5year-old. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular. Send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011Page 11B THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU PG13(Matt Damon,Emily Blunt)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30RANGO PG(Animated Voices by Johnny Depp,Abigail Breslin)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30TAKE ME HOME TONIGHTR(Topher Grace,Anna Faris)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15HALL PASSR(Owen Wilson)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30GNOMEO & JULIET 2DG(Animated)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15THE KINGS SPEECHR(Geoffrey Rush,Colin Firth)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 03/04 Thursday 03/10 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee COMING SOONMar 18 THE LINCOLN LAWYER SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGES3750 U.S. 27 North, Unit C1 471-2277Next to Fairmount Cinema 6 Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Closed Sunday Tobacco Products, Candy, Cold Beer, Housewares, Gifts & MORE!LOW PRICES MANY GOOD BARGAINS CLOSEOUTS!*Prices do not include tax. Natural Light and Natural IceAll Old Milwaukees Best Reg, Lt, Ice12 Pack $6.99 Budweiser and Bud Light 12 Pack $10.99Busch, Busch Light and Bud Ice18 Pack $11.29 Smoke Odor ExterminatorCandles/Spray Can $6.79/$5.79Cigarette Style Little CigarsMany Brands $6.99 $10.99 Carton305s and ROMY 3 Pack Deal $10.30 For 3 Misty $45.99 CartonGalaxy 100% ADDITIVE FREE Natural Cigarette $29.49 Carton Newport$50.49 Carton 3 Pack Deal $5.19 Ea.Seneca $31.69 Carton E.O. Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsEmail: kochcon@strato.net State Certified License #CGC1515338 ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL DESIGN REMODELING ALUMINUM ROOFING Carports, Patios, Siding, Fascia SEAMLESS GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS DIVERSIONS V-2By PETER A. COLLINS ACROSS 1 Desert Storm transports 8 Is sociable 13 Annoyed with persistent petty attacks 20 Qualify 21 Contest site 22 1994 Red Hot Chili Peppers album 23 Rabbi or mullah 24 Like most Western music 25 Went over completely 26 March ___ 27 John McCain and John Kerry 30 Dog command 31 Gig for a deejay 33 Sped 34 For-EV-er 35 Steeplechase, e.g. 36 Idle 38 Emulated a hungry wolf 40 Common rolls 42 River crossed by the Longfellow Bridge 44 Clogs at the bottom? 45 Arrive at by air 46 Repair shop figs. 47 British P.M. after Lloyd George 49 Ward, to the Beaver 50 Payday, often: Abbr. 51 Crash-investigating org. 52 Striped stones 55 What Arf! Arf! or Meow! may mean 57 The Real World airer 60 2009 hit film with subtitled scenes 62 Earn 63 Word on either side of 66 Contributes 68 Transfer, as at a nursery 70 The Charge of the Light Brigade figure 72 Block component 73 Wedding Crashers co-star, 2005 76 Evolutionary chart 77 Key of Chopin's Polonaise-Fantaisie 79 Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, once, on S.N.L. 80 Spider-Man director 81 Get lost! 83 Ft. Collins setting 84 Abbr. on a currency exchange board 85 Toy company behind yo-yos 86 Entered carefully 88 Canyonlands National Park features 90 Bands on the run? 91 Aircraft control surface 93 Good name for a surveyor? 94 Some Muslims 95 Those near and dear 98 Quality of new-fallen snow 101 ___ Pieces (Peter and Gordon hit) 102 Congolese river 104 Nondemocratic rule 105 Short answers? 106 Kind of scan, for short 107 Keepers of the flame? 111 E.R. readout 112 Old nuclear watchdog: Abbr. 113 Dutch city ESE of Utrecht 114 Toil 115 The Beavers of the N.C.A.A. 116 QB's miscue 117 Newcastle-toLondon dir. 118 Play that introduced the word robot 119 Anathematic 120 Break, of a sort 121 Some Windows systems DOWN 1 Eighth Hebrew letter 2 Discovers 3 Post-flood locale 4 The other way around 5 Old verb ending 6 About 16,900 ft., for 3-Down 7 Letter's end? 8 The situation 9 Tree with very hard timber 10 TV title character who said I'm not an Amazon 11 Covered, as cookware 12 Some gunfire 13 Overhead ___ 14 Cadence syllables 15 Let's make ___ true Daily Double 16 Plant with purple flowers 17 Name of 13 popes 18 Gold and silver, but not bronze 19 ___ City, Fla. 28 Antiquity, poetically 29 Demise 32 Course for new U.S. arrivals 35 King on un trono 36 A-one service? 37 Setting for part of 2005's Munich 39 Royal name in Norway 40 Use for skating 41 Break down 43 Infernal 45 Big name in mustard 48 Sloppy, as a kiss 50 Sword: Fr. 53 ___-X 54 Oh, joy!, e.g., typically 55 Inane 56 ___ Miller (Julie Christie title role with 57-Down) 57 Warren Beatty title role with 56-Down 58 Group with a board of governors 59 Weekly since 1955, with The 61 Type in again, as a password 62 After you 63 Vessel seen just below the surface? 64 Hired gun, in gang slang 65 Coils 67 Clotting agent 69 Plastic used in piping 71 Subs 74 Marcel Marceau, e.g. 75 [This makes me mad!] 78 Satisfied, for a while at least 80 #2's 82 Home recorder 85 Repair shop job 87 Teetotaler 89 U.S.S.R. part: Abbr. 90 What may help one live and learn? 92 Classic hair removal brand 94 Catch some flies 95 Some beans 96 Meanies 97 Hack 98 Overly caffeinated 99 Pooped 100 Some NCOs 103 ___ Enchanted (2004 film) 104 V 108 U.R.L. ender 109 Brewhouse fixture 110 Code-breaking grp. 12345678910111213141516171819 202122 232425 2627282930 3132333435 363738394041 42434445 464748495051 5253 54 55 56 57585960 6162 636465 66 67 6869 70 71 72 7374 75 76 77 7879 80 81 8283 84 85 86 878889 90 91 9293 94 9596 97 98 99100 101 102 103104 105 106 107108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 Solution on page 9B Neighbor taken aback by block party proposition Are you always at full throttle? I know that I lived this way for many years. The main reason I was always rushing was that I felt like I was behind and playing catch up. This was a vicious cycle that was perpetuated by staying up too late just so I could get one more thing done. When you dont get enough sleep you have no energy. This lack of sleep causes you to be irritable. When your unpleasant mood reaches that level it is best to just go take a nap before you say things that you wish you had not said. If you persist in pushing yourself then there are other things that you may need to be aware of. Most accidents occur when you are in a hurry. Think about the last time you fell, what was going on? Were you running to get the phone? Hurrying down stairs to put a load of laundry in the washing machine or were you late for work and racing to get in the car and leave? Then what happens when you finally make it to the car; that foot gets heavy and you think you can shave a few minutes by fudging the speed limit just a little. Let me tell you, hurrying never did get you there on time when you were already late to start with. All it did was set you up for an accident and if you were lucky, you got stopped by the police officer. This may have saved you from an even worse fate of hurting yourself or one of your children. When we are rushing around our brain does not work efficiently. We cant think. Logic goes right out the window. That is why common sense is a scarce commodity when we are in trying to play catch up. All it takes to get hold of your senses is to stop the hyper speed merri-go-round by jumping in right where we are. Do not try to play catch-up. We establish simple habits that form the foundation of a life that is peaceful. This months habit is ge tting dressed, to lace up shoes as soon as you get up in the morning. One tip for making this habit easier is to pick out your clothes the night before. This one habi t starts your day on a calm note. You can accomplish a whole lot more in a day when you slow down and take one thing at a time. We have always prided ourselves at being able to multi-task. Well, this is a li e we tell ourselves so we hav e permission to rush. When you try to do two things at once; neither one of them get done. While your attentions are pulled in two different directions your body gets beaten up. Slow down, you dont have to live this way. Just one little habit will start yo u on a journey of slow and steady. As each habit becomes automatic; your routines will bring this pea ce to your life. All it takes fro m you is a commitment to tak e babysteps. What is your speed? You may find that a little dose o f calm is better than any adrenaline or caffeine diet you have ever been on. For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out her Web site and join her free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections published by Random House and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter published by Simon and Schuster. Copyright 2010 Marla Cilley. Used by permission in this publication. You cant always be pedal to the metal FLY Lady Leanne Ely Dear Abby Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Online romance? Publisher starts e-romance imprint

PAGE 24

Page 12BNews-SunWednesday, March 9, 2011www.newssun.com