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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 03-11-2011
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SFCCwins 12th straightPAGE1BJobless rate creeps upPAGE2AIrish gold on the tablePAGE12BNEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, March 11-12, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 30 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 68 42Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly sunny and cooler Forecast Question: Do you think Avon Park City Manager Bruce Behrens is doing a good job? Next question: Do you think the teacher merit pay and tenure bill will become law this time? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Merlyn Butterfield Age 85, of East Moline, Ill. Betty Carlton Cope Age 79, of Avon Park Patricia Anne Voges Age 91, of Sebring James H. Wedemeier Age 49, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 68.6% No 31.4% Total votes: 51 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar7B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Religion8B Police Blotter2A Sports On TV2B Index Remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour Saturday night Going green in Green Park 12 Hours of Sebring News-Sun file photo by KATARASIMMONS Race fans have been known to go through quite a lot of beverages. This year, they will be able to recycle them much easier right at the Raceway. After they get done with their art projects, that is. The Turn 10 camp even came up with its own logo for the group's recycling effort (above). Race fans revving up recycling efforts News-Sun photo by ROMONAWASHINGTO N Ms. Edna Bowers was recognized by the staff and residents at Royal Care on International Women's Day. With her are members of her family sons, Joe and Bud (Sandy) Bowers; daughter, Martha Bowers Lyle; granddaughters, Holly Lyle and Lesley Lyle; great-grandsons, Brad Booth and Dane Lyle; and niece, Christy Lyle. News-Sun staffAVON PARK It was a celebration of Mardi Gras, a recognition of International Women's Day and another day in the life of Edna "Boots" Bowers that she's not likely to forget. "It was all just a big, wonderful surprise to me," Bowers said. "I didn't know all that was going to happen; I just thought we were going to a party." Residents at Royal Care gathered in the dining room Tuesday night with colorful beads around their necks and anticipation of being entertained by the Avon Park High School Band, under the direction of Anthony Jones. But, before the band began to play, it was announced that Tuesday was also the 100th year for International Women's Day, "a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future." Pauline Au yang, from Royal Care's Activities Department, introduced Ms. Bowers, sharing a little of her history with the crowd. She was adopted at birth and was unsuccessful in finding her birth parents. Still, she had plenty of loving family with her Tuesday night. On hand to help her celebrate were three children, two grandchilBowers given chance to relive teen days Taking a trip back in time See BOWERS, page 8A By BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-Sun SEBRING Members of the famous Turn 10 encampment at the Sebring International Raceway have issued a challenge to their peers. They have declared themselves as the first "green" camp in Green Park during this year's Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. As always the Race fans have put their own spin on the effort. "Our motto is drink, recycle, repeat,'" said Turn 10 stalwart Lee Self. Last year, local Boy Scouts from Troop 846 partnered up with area Coca-Cola officials and began a coordinated recycling effort at the Raceway. There they harvested 22 bags of glass and plastic. It totaled out to 542 pounds of recyclable goods and that did not include another 14 bags or 400 pounds of aluminum. Turn 10 is one of the largest and most organized encampments at the 12 Hours, with a number of affiliated campgrounds also pledging support. Camp organizers said that by leading by example, they may be able to significantly increase the Boy Scouts efforts this year. "We already have contacted CocaCola and they are providing us with the bins," Self said. Additional campsites pledging to participate range from the larger groups such as McGruff's and FTroop to smaller enthusiast gatherings such as Camp LaBomba, the Loony Tunes, The Racing Flamingos and others. John Higgins of Coca-Cola has revealed this year that the company's recycling arm is bringing in a couple of special vehicles to aid in the effort. The first is a Portable Processing Center or PPC. The PPC was developed by Coca-Cola Recycling to fill the need for a cost-effective/efficient system for processing plastic and aluminum containers. It provides an automated system that separates and crushes aluminum Our motto is drink, recycle, repeat.'LEESELF Turn 10 group member See FANS, page 8A I got to play the bass drum and I haven't played it since 1940.'EDNABOWERS By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING ASebrin g teenager was transported to Tampa General in serio us condition on Wednesday aft er being struck by a car. Bryan K. Turner, 13, w as hit by a 1996 Nissan fou rdoor on Bassage Road, tw otenths of a mile from Spar ta Road, while he was lyin g face down in the east-boun d lane, a Florida Highw ay Patrol release said. According to the FH P, Turner was playing in t he road just after 7:30 p.m Boy, 13, run over by car FHP report says he was lying in road See BOY, page 8A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The numbe rs at the voting polls o n Tuesday were the lowest in decades. Of the 5,755 regi stered voters within the city of Sebring only 7 percent (424) voted in Tuesday's election of city council members. Deputy Supervisor of Elections Giselle Aceved o stated on Thursday mornin g that results will be offici al today. "They are holding a mee tFells wins spot on council Fells See FELLS, page 8A Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun

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Rummage sale to benefit Humane Society SaturdaySEBRING The H umane Society of H ighlands County will hold a rummage and book sale f rom 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on S aturday at the Bert J. Harris J r. Agriculture Center at G eorge Boulevard and U.S. 2 7. There will be many items f or sale, such as bicycles, f urniture, small appliances, c omputer items and books. Call Ann Smith at 2730 049 for more information.Two free computer classes at librariesThe Heartland Library C ooperative continues its m ission to offer free weekly c omputer classes to citizens o f Highlands County. C urrently, Introduction to P C's, Intermediate PC's and W eb Based Email are being o ffered at Lake Placid M emorial Library on W ednesdays, Sebring Public L ibrary on Fridays, and A von Park Public Library on T uesdays. Introduction to the I nternet, and Word P rocessing will also be o ffered. Introduction to the I nternet will allow users the c hance for hands-on experie nce in surfing the World W ide Web (www) in a cont rolled environment. The W ord Processing class will e ncompass text formatting, a nd teach users the cut, copy a nd paste functions. For schedules and inform ation, call Lake Placid M emorial Library at 6993 705, Sebring Public Library a t 402-6716 or Avon Park P ublic Library at 452-3803. Scribe's Night Out is SundaySEBRING At 6:30 p.m. o n the second and fourth S undays of each month at B rewster's Coffee House, S cribe's Night Out is a gathe ring of local writers who s hare readings of their work w ith the public. The H eartland Cultural Alliance s ponsors the event along w ith Bruce Rogers of B rewster's. The featured writer lineup for March includes Dottie Wexford (March 13), author of May Snow, and Jim Gulledge (March 27), author of Heartstrings and Funny Bones. Tentatively scheduled for April 10 is Dawn Batterbee Miller. After the featured writer, and a short break, the microphone is open to anyone who wants to share their writing, whether published or not. Books by published authors will be available for purchase at each event. To schedule a date to read as a featured author, contact Sherry Carlson by e-mail or phone at sherry@vistanet.net or (954) 319-2140.AARP offers Driver Safety ProgramSEBRING AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered from 1-4 p.m. March 16 and 17 at First Presbyterian Church, in their education building at 319 Poinsettia Ave., near downtown Sebring. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers payable to AARP. There is no written or driving test. The size of the class is limited. Call Arlyn Fisher at 3140401 to sign up for the class.LP Historical Society plans quarterly meetingLAKE PLACID At 2:30 p.m. Sunday will be the quarterly membership meeting of the Lake Placid Historical Society. Aprogram called Tidbits of History will be presented of these topics: Henderson Family; Tower of Happiness; and Melvil Dewey. Asurprise, well-known speaker will be at this event. There will also be a Melvil Dewey Look Alike Contest. Details are available at the Depot Musueum, 465-1771. Dues are payable. To make this museum all it can be, support and help are needed. The Depot Museum is at 12 Park Ave. The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday during the Saturday Market. Members and all interested persons are welcome. SHS Project Graduation plans chicken barbecueSEBRING Today there will be a chicken barbecue at Firemen's Field Main Entrance near the baseball stadium from 4-7 p.m. to help raise funds for this year's Project Graduation. Tickets are $7 per meal and includes a half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, roll, cookie and a drink. Carry out and dine in service will be available. Walk ups are welcome or tickets can be purchased in advance from Sebring High School and/or by calling 664-9511. There is a home varsity baseball game against Lake Wales for anyone interested in watching a local ball game after their meal.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will have a Legion E-board meeting at 2 p.m. today. Meal will be by Sons of the American Legion and music will be by Lora Patton. Adistrict meeting is set for 10 a.m. Saturday. Karoake with Naomi. For more information and menu selection, call 453-4553. The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have music by Joe and Jackie from 5-8 p.m. today. Karaoke by Cowbells from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For more information and menu selection, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host music with L&LDuo today. Bingo is set for 2 p.m. Saturday with early bird at 1:30 p.m. Horse races will be at 5:30 p.m. For more information and menu selection, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host Texas Hold'em at 2 p.m. today. Music with Larry Musgrave is set for 6-10 p.m. On Saturday, bingo bango is set for 2 p.m. and music with Steve and Peggy from 6-10 p.m. For more information and menu selection, call 465-0131. SEBRING AmVets Post 21 will serve a corned beef dinner from 57 p.m. Saturday. Karaoke by Peg and Perry to follow at 7 p.m.Appreciation Celebration Musical set for Andrea MathisSEBRING An Appreciation Celebration Musical for Andrea "Keete" Mathis will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Bountiful Blessings Church of God, Moments after making the m ost difficult decision of her l ife, Crissie Carpenter t hought she heard her husb and's voice, softly whisperi ng in her ear. "It is what it is," he said. Asimple saying, it was a lso Lance Cpl. Andrew C arpenter's favorite. And it g ave comfort to his wife, e ight months pregnant, as she m ade the crushing choice to r emove him from life support f rom roughly 4,500 miles a way, unable to fly to G ermany with her due date s o near. "I told his mom to hold his h and and that I didn't want to b e on the phone when it happ ened," the Marine's widow t old The Unknown Soldiers. I spoke to him three differe nt times they put the p hone up to his ear for me." Five days earlier, on V alentine's Day 2011, the l ove of Crissie's life was shot t hrough the neck by an e nemy sniper in Afghanistan. I t was a tragic moment that h er husband knew was comi ng, as evidenced by their f inal conscious phone call, w hich occurred three weeks b efore he was shot. "We said I love you'20 t imes before hanging up on t hat last phone call because I w ouldn't say goodbye," C rissie said. "I have a feeling t hat he knew." Andrew, 27, told his wife t hat he was often at the front o f combat patrols while serving in Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. He fought valiantly, but was also deeply worried about what would happen to his wife and unborn son, Landon, after he was killed. I hope the events of Feb. 28 in Columbia, Tenn., put the fallen hero's fears to rest. On that gray, somber Monday, I witnessed a city of 38,000 stand shoulder to shoulder with the Carpenters in a seminal display of genuine compassion and resounding patriotism. The funeral home's chapel and overflow room were packed beyond capacity. Thousands of citizens, including children and the elderly, stood in the cold mist to salute the hometown Marine's funeral procession. "It means so much to me," Crissie wants her fellow Tennesseans to know. "Andy was a hero he is a hero. Having everyone's support, even people I don't know, it makes you stronger. It's indescribable." In a memorial service full of touching moments, I learned about how Andrew, himself a child at heart, adored kids. He still collected action figures, even keeping the harmless secret from his wife. He loved to play soccer with his nephew, Caleb, an activity he missed deeply in Afghanistan, where millions of children still suffer in the shadows of terrorism. "He loved kids, and I really liked that about him," Crissie said. "He had a great, awesome personality a very nice, genuine person. I never heard him say anything mean about anyone." The only comforting aspect of the last three weeks'devastating events is Page 2ANews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. 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It is what it is' COMMUNITYBRIEFS The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, March 9: Paul Thomas Brophy, 44, of Englewood, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of cocaine. Porfirio Colndres, 36, of Lakeland, was charged with driving with license suspended or revoked. Hubert Edwards, 81, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery on a person 65 years of age or older. Danielle Adele Evans, 29, of Altamonte Springs, was arrested on two out-of-county warrants reference acquire controlled substance by misrepresentation and petit theft. Dylan Lawrance Lynn Harper, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment. POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 5A See SOLDIER, page 8A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Unemployment numbers were up slightly in January in Highlands County according to the Agency for Workforce Innovations' benchmark report, but another report shows that there are jobs available. Lots of jobs. The AWI press release dated Thursday shows Highlands County had a small bump in unemployed workers from 11.5 percent in December to 11.9 percent in January. The 2011 numbers were also slightly higher than the 11.4 percent unemployment rate of 2010. That amounts to 4,971 people seeking unemployment benefits, which is the same number calculated for December. The increase in percentage is due to a loss in available workers, the report showed. The local AWI office reported that Highlands lost 880 available workers, and there was a population drop in the county overall if 498 people from 2009 to 2010 from 99,713 to 99,215. Despite the fact that nearly 5,000 are drawing compensation, that does not mean there are not openings out there for those who want to work. "I don't really understan d why we are staying rig ht around 12 percent. We ha ve over 1,200 jobs listed th at are available," said Rog er Hood, director for t he Highlands AWI. "If people want a jo b right now, they could pro bably get one," Hood adde d. According to Hood, t he jobs are available across t he spectrum of industr y, except for construction. "We are looking for thr ee CEOs and have sever al administrative jobs ava ilable right now. We can ev en find some training f or someone if they do not me et all the skills needed to d o the job as advertised ," Hood offered. But the largest sector se eing a need for worker s, Hood said, was in agricu lture. "We need about 40 0 workers to pick and pa ck blueberries, but there a re both skilled and unskill ed jobs available," Hood said Florida's seasonal ly adjusted unemployme nt rate in January was 11 .9 percent, down slightly fro m the 12 percent clocked in December of last year. Despite the high rat e, officials with the Agen cy For Workforce Innovatio n show that 8,400 more jo bs were available in January, a Jobless rate rises, but work is available See JOBS, page 8A Continued on page 8A

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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 EDITORIAL& OPINION Page 4ANews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.com To help you remember, here are a few f acts about the custom, culled from w ebexhibits.org/daylightsaving. The goal of daylight saving is to take a n hour of daylight from the morning a nd add it to the evening. It turns out the idea of daylight saving h as been around for centuries. Benjamin F ranklin wrote about the concept in 1 784, although there was no interest in i t at the time. The first regular use of daylight savi ng came during World War I, when both E ngland and Germany made use of it. In the United States the idea has been p opular and in use for decades, although there have been many experiments and adjustments along the way. As recently as 2007 Congress set the time changes for the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday in November. One constant, though, has been the 2 a.m. moment of change, because it creates the fewest disruptions. It took years for daylight saving to standardize the United States, as in the '50s and '60s each locality could choose when to reset its clocks. For example, the state of Iowa alone had 23 different start and stop dates. And on one 35-mile long stretch of bus route between Ohio and West Virginia, passengers had to change their watches seven times. Today Arizona is the only state in the union that does not use daylight saving time, although the Navaho Nation, partially in Arizona, does follow the practice, while the Hopi Indians whose reservation is completely surrounded by the Navahos like Arizona, do not change their clocks. There are other little oddities about daylight saving. For example, scientists in Antarctica, which has no daylight in winter, and 24 hours of sunlight in the summer, use daylight saving time. This is so they can synchronize with their supply bases in Chile and New Zealand. For the most bizarre consequence, however, take a case of You've got time on your side I t is that time of year again. This Saturday night remember to set your clocks ahead an hour or you might miss church Sunday morning. I consider myself to be a decent citizen. I vote. I recycle. I don't litter. I yield to most pedestrian traffic. But when I received notice I was selected for jury service, I did what every red-blooded American does I wondered if I should pretend it got lost in the mail. "Notice? What notice? I've never seen any notice. Maybe this notice you speak of, maybe it had a little accident?" The draft has been gone for over 30 years. Today if you're like me, you consider "compulsory service" to be putting down a book to listen to a flight attendant go over the safety announcements. Plus, I suspected the phrase "No good deed ever goes unpunished," was written by a juror. But that still didn't stop me. No proverb was going to deter me. This was my chance to participate in a justice system of the people, by the people, for the people. I didn't even ask for a deferment. I was going against my instincts. I was stepping up to my civic duty enthusiasticallyeven if it was 7:30 AMacross townduring road construction. No prob. The notice stated jurors should dress "business casual." I've always considered business casual to be something ironed worn with uncomfortable shoes. Maybe it depends on your vocation. From the looks of some of the other jurors plodding along the halls of the courthouse their "business" was either a Crocs model, a lifeguard or an adult industry professional. It's justice who's blindas for the rest of us we see you! It was like their outfits were trying to increase their chances of being dismissed. "You're looking for someone who is impartial and has common sense. As you can see from my corduroy cut offs and Megadeth t-shirt clearly that's not me." I felt like some dingbat on a reality show who just realized the other housemates have a STRATEGY! When we reported for jury service, we were asked to sit in a large waiting room. We were given our badges. We were asked to fill out paperwork and turn it in. Then they called out a list of everyone who filled out the ir paperwork wrong or incom plete. Out of 80 people, about a third weren't able t o fill out the paperwork on th e first try. No butterfly ballot s or anything. Just a straightforward fill in the bubble and sign here questionnaire of eligibility. At first I thought this was a good argument against the death penalty obviously these folks shouldn't be able to dole out any punishment yo u can't go back and correct later. But afterwards, I thin k it was another attempt fee ble of course to get out o f serving. "If I don't know m y zip code, how am I gonna know reasonable doubt?'" But there I was: dressed appropriately, on time, paperwork correctly completed in black ink. Just a sitting duck, vulnerable wit h no exit strategy. I felt like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Not even a Koch brother could save me. We were told to wait for our names to be called. I read a couple of magazines More names were called. I scrolled Twitter. More nam es were called. I played iPhon e Scrabble and listened to the kvetching of the others with out a strategy. You'd think they had been forced to stack marbles in Siberia by the whining. Hours went by My name was never called. Finally at four in the afternoon, the announcement wa s made I had fulfilled my duty and could go home. That was it. I was done. Maybe I was over qualified. Maybe it's random. Maybe I should be happy about it. I literally sat around, did nothing and it was perform ing my civic duty. It made me feel like a member of Congress. Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and fill-in host at The Young Turks. Tina can be reached at tinadupuy@yahoo.com. Business casual for blind justice Guest Column Tina Dupuy EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated b y 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. Standing up for educators E ditor: Much attention has been g iven in recent weeks to e ducation "reform." While a f ocus on these important i ssues is welcome, the voices o f educators those of us w orking daily in classrooms a cross the nation have b een inexplicably ignored in t he debate. Educators were working to i mprove our public schools b efore it became trendy, and w e are eager to collaborate w ith parents, community l eaders and anyone else who s hares our vision. We offer n o "manifesto" and no easy a nswers, only the promise of h ard work and a chance to m ake a difference. We cannot move forward w ithout acknowledging the r eal challenges facing our p ublic schools. One out of every five child ren in our nation today l ives in poverty. Poor nutrit ion and health care and illite racy in the home, among o ther things, have a real i mpact on learning. Helping a ll students succeed requires a ddressing this whole spect rum of needs a fact i gnored by many "reforme rs." Too much of the debate h as focused on blaming t eachers. Yet, teachers are n ot the problem in education t oday, and neither are our u nions. Nobody wants u nqualified teachers in classr ooms. We need to focus on nurt uring great teachers, by s trengthening preparation b efore they enter the profess ion, and ensuring ongoing o pportunities for experie nced teachers to build their s kills. We must move away from t he current systems for evalu ating students and teachers. S tandardized tests are clearly n ot the solution, either for m easuring student achievem ent or judging their teache rs. We need to focus on m easuring the skills our child ren will need for the 21st C entury critical thinking, r eading comprehension and writing, and the ability to ask pertinent questions. And, we need to allow teachers and management to collaborate on new methods of evaluation that will give a better picture of what students are learning, and help teachers improve their practice. As an educator, I truly hope that this national debate will allow for real dialogue about the challenges facing our education system and the hard work and collaboration necessary to address them. Let's put aside the rhetoric and stop the blame and start working together to give all of our students the world class education they deserve. Timothy Boulay SebringFinding the right church for familyEditor: Churches, you can find one on almost every corner in Highlands County. No matter your faith the hard part is finding a church that is the right one for you and your family. Several years ago I made the rounds of visiting churches in an attempt to find a church where my boys and I would feel at home. At some of the churches I visited my boys were the only children. Others, well the truth is, we did not fit economically. I was made to feel that worshiping God came at a price. At others we felt invisible because we were not made to feel welcomed. Others were too big. And then I found my home. Afriend invited my boys and I to her church the day before Easter for an egg hunt and other fun things that children enjoy. Meeting Pastor Ron Norton and other members of the church that day I knew that I had found my church family. We were welcomed that Saturday with open arms full of love and have felt that love ever since. While I enjoy the Open Door Sunday School on Sunday mornings my boys are learning a lot in their Sunday school. Rather then fidgeting during the service the boys leave to attend children's church where they learn a lot, but on their level. Thursday night I can enjoy Bible study while the boys are happy joining in whatever the youth group has planned for that evening. We are not a rich church financially but as for the love of God ... we are rich indeed. From the youngest members to the oldest, we are family. My children have so many that are like grandparents to them that it is hard to count them. My family has been blessed to find this wonderful church family. We attend the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on Poinsettia Avenue in Sebring. The doors there are open to all. One of the things I take pride in is that we do not judge others at our church ... all are welcome. I do hope that if Jesus ever sends one of his disciples, dressed as they were in his day, that he would sit next to me so that I could welcome him. Diane Thibodeau Sebring BouquetImpressed with Downtown Sebring MerchantsEditor: Over 5 years ago, I recieved my first Boner Fishing Rod as a gift from a friend. It proved over the years to be my favorite rod, landing many snook, redfish, trout, permit and cobia in the 10,000 Islands. Last weekend, while fighting a black tip shark, the rod broke. Friday, March 4 I met Jim Hengy, owner of Boner Custom Fishing Rods, located at 239 N. Ridgewood Drive in downtown Sebring. Jim listened to my story, examined what was left, noting the style, length and action. To my surprise he replaced it at no charge. What a nice gift from a friend. What a nice gift to have a merchant like this in our town. Next time you need a special gift, go see Jim Hengy and his friendly staff. Larry Pepper Sebring

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MERLYN BUTTERFIELD Merlyn Butterfield, 85, of East Moline, Ill., died Sunday, March 6, 2011. Services are Friday, March 11 at 12:30 p.m. at SullivanPhillips Mortuary, East Moline. Inurnment will be at the Rock Island Arsenal. Merlyn was born July 3, 1925, in Moline Ill., the daughter of James Wilfred and Elsie (Smith) Heald. She married Dean Butterfield on Feb.12, 1944 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She worked at the Rock Island Arsenal and at Stanford University. She enjoyed singing in the choir, playing the piano and organ, crossword puzzles and counted cross stitch. She is survived by her husband, Dean; sons, Timothy (Jan) Butterfield, Des Moines, Iowa, Kent (Dana) Butterfield, Moline, Ill., Terry (Linda) Butterfield, Sebring, Fla., and Robert (Amanda) Butterfield, Oswego, Ill.; sisters, Ruth (Elliot) Park, Sheldon, Ill., and Sharon (Jim) Glaze, Ooltewah, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Eudean Heald; and sister, Elaine Beardsley. BETTYCARLTON COPE Mrs. Betty Carlton Cope, 79, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the University Village Nursing Home in Tampa. Mrs. Cope was born March 6, 1932 in Fort Meade, Fla. and was a longtime resident of Avon Park, Fla. Mrs. Cope worked in physical therapy at Walker Memorial Hospital for 29 years. She was a member of Avon Park Seventh Day Adventist Church and she was a graduate of Fort Meade High School. Mrs. Cope was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Thelma Leverette Martin; first husband, Randall Carlton, and son, Wayne Carlton. She is survived by her husband, Jay Cope, Tampa, Fla.; son, Byron Carlton, Chattanooga, Tenn.; daughter, Patricia Sullivan, Chattanooga, Tenn.; three step-children, John Cope, Esther Krumholz, David Cope; sister, Barbara Delgado, Tampa, Fla.; and grandchildren, Jonathan Clayton and Ashley Carlton. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13 at Hancock Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Hancock Funeral Home Fort Meade, Fla. 33841 863-285-8171 PATRICIAANNE VOGES Patricia Anne Voges, 91, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Friday, March 4, 2011, in Sebring. She was born Sept. 1, 1919, to William and Elizabeth (Orden) Martin in Philadelphia, Pa., and had been a resident of Sebring since 2001, coming from Merritt Island, Fla. She was a bookkeeper for retail carpet stores, opening 30 carpet barns in Ohio and retiring in 1985 after 40 years. She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Sebring. She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Perko of Sebring; granddaughter, Laura Ward, South Euclid, Ohio; great-grandchildre n, Kara, Amelia, Ruben an d Micah Gonzalez; sons-i nlaw, Ruben Gonzalez an d Eureke Gonzalez; an d friends, Fay Melanso n, Josephine House, Bo b Ushka and Betty Hancock AMemorial Mass w ill take place at a later dat e. Arrangements have be en entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com JAMES H, WEDEMEIE R Mr. James H. Wedemeie r, 49, of Avon Park, di ed Saturday evening, March 5, 2011 at Florida Hospit al Lak e Placid. A native of Pompan o Beach, Fl a., he mov ed to this ar ea 36 yea rs ago. He was preceded in dea th by sons, J.J. and Austin. H e is survived by his daughte r, Tiffany (Michael) Weave r, Avon Park; girlfriend, Eli sa Surnari, Avon Park; paren ts, Milton and Dol ly Wedemeier, Avon Par k; brothers, Duncan Web b, Ralph Romb, Milto n Wedemeier, and Dani el Wedemeier; sister, Heath er Wedemeier; and thr ee grandchildren. Amemorial service w ill be held on Sunday, Mar ch 13, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Fountain Funeral Home. Arrangements by: Fountain Funeral Hom e Avon Park 8 20 Martin Luther King B lvd. The musical will feature s everal guests and is in r ecognition of Mathis'more t han 40 years of faithful s ervice. For more information, call M inister Eugene R. Hicks at 2 73-6966.Tickets still available for Elvis W ade ShowSEBRING There are t ickets still available for the f ourth annual Elvis Wade S how at 7 p.m. Saturday at t he Sebring Civic Center. It i s going to be a fantastic s how with dancing. Bring y our own drinks and snacks; i ce and cups will be provide d. For ticket information, c all 382-8296.Reflections hosts dance with Frank EAVON PARK R eflections on Silver Lake w ill host a dance featuring F rank E from 7:30-10:30 p .m. today. Cost is $5. Take y our own drinks and snacks; i ce will be provided. For m ore information call 4525 037.Social Dance Club features SkylarksSEBRING The H ighlands Social Dance C lub will host Big Band b allroom dancing from 79 :30 p.m. today at 3400 S ebring Parkway. Dance the night away to w altzes, cha-chas, foxtrots, r umbas, jitterbug and other f avorites to the 10-piece S kylarks Band. Admission is $ 5 for members and $7 for n on-members. Appropriate d ress required. The snack bar opens at 6 p .m. For more information, call 3 85-6671Gigantic garage sale blow outSEBRING The eighth a nnual gigantic garage sale b low out will be from 9 a.m. t o 2 p.m. Saturday and S unday at Quality Inn C onference Center, 6525 U .S. 27 North. Bring your donated c anned and boxed food items t o benefit Helping Hand. Aportion of the gigantic g arage sale blowout proc eeds and items go to benefit H ighlands County Habitat f or Humanity. Y MCA plans a W estern PartySEBRING The H ighlands County Family Y MCAinvites the public to i ts "Best in the South" W estern Party from 6-11 p .m. Saturday. The cost is $ 15 per person. Enjoy food, l aughter and fun. Hank Mattson, the local c owboy poet, will be speaki ng. Paul Knatz will be t eaching line dancing. Tickets are available at the YMCAand proceeds go to benefit families in the community. Questions? Call 3829622.Social Singles sponsor dance on SaturdaySEBRING The Highlands County Social Singles will sponsor a monthly dance at the Sebring Woman's Club on Lakeview Drive at 7 p.m. Saturday. Everyone is welcome. The Skylarks will provide the entertainment.Hibiscus Garden Club plans plant saleAVON PARK Hibiscus Garden Club of Avon Park will have its plant sale and cuttings to share at Donaldson Park on Lake Verona this Saturday.Racing 4 Rights plans fundraising yard saleAVON PARK Having a special needs family member can be quite a challenge, with many needs not being met. State revenue has been reduced and it seems one of the first places to cut are those with very special needs. As the waiting list for the Florida Medicaid Waiver program continues to grow, there are many who go to adult day programs, outings in the community, who receive medical supplies and medicines whose funding sources are being cut or even discontinued. Racing 4 Rights is looking to fill that gap. The organization will have a fundraising yard sale at 114 E. Pine St. on Friday and Saturday. Go to the post office and look for signs.St. Catherine Parish Hall site for spaghetti dinnerSEBRING There will be a spaghetti dinner at St. Catherine Parish Hall from 4:15-7 p.m. Saturday. The hall is at 827 Hickory St. The meal consists of salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, meatballs, bread stick, desert, and beverages at a cost of $8 for adults and $4 for children.Sebring Hills hosts pancake breakfastSEBRING There will be a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the Sebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All the pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee or tea you want for only $3 members and $3.50 non-members.Heartland Christian plans Chili and Potato Bar' dinnerSEBRING Heartland Christian School will host a "Chili and Potato Bar" Dinner at Heartland Christian School from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Everything will be "green" in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Tickets are $5 per person, not to exceed $20 per family. Call 385-3850 for more information or to reserve tickets.Woman's Club to hear about obtaining better healthSEBRING The GFWC Woman's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, will meet at noon Monday. Members are asked to wear green in honor of St. Patrick's Day, and bring a covered dish food item for the luncheon. The International Affairs Department will host the event; Carolyn Henderson is the chair. The guest speaker will be Dr. John Pepper, a local chiropractor who specializes on several subjects for better health. His program theme will be five tips for feeling and looking younger. Since the emphasis for the International Affairs is empowering woman, Pepper will give some statistics about women around the world who also want to feel and look younger. Members are asked to bring towels and wash cloths for the Safe House project. The Passion for Fashion Show & Luncheon will be held Saturday, March 19. Phone (863) 658-1278 for tickets. If you would like to know more about the Woman's Club of Sebring, call 385-7268 for additional information. Visitors are always welcome.Buttonwood Bay plans arts and crafts sale/bake saleSEBRING Buttonwood Bay will host its annual "Springfest" arts and crafts sale/bake sale from 8-11 a.m. Saturday in the Buttonwood Bay recreation hall. Among the many featured handmade crafts there will be jewelry, scrubbies, florals, purses, quilted items, clay art, baby items, bird houses and more. Admission is free and door prizes will be given away. Coffee and doughnuts will be available for purchase. Buttonwood Bay is on U.S. 27 South, one mile south of U.S. 98 and 66. Call 655-2018 for more information.Sun 'N Lakes Recreation District plans spaghetti dinnerLAKE PLACID Sun 'N Lakes Lake Placid Recreation District will have its spaghetti and meatballs dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sun 'N Lakes Community Center, 440 S. Sun 'N Lakes Blvd.Cost is $6. Call 465-2850 or 4650336 for tickets. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011Page 5A LIMITED SPACE … CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 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! Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Butterfield Wedemeier OBITUARIES Associated PressST. PETERSBURG Two state legislators have filed bills that would require the state Division of Recreation and Parks to build golf courses in state parks in every region of Florida. Bills filed last week by Sen. John Thrasher and Rep. Patrick Rooney would create a Jack Nicklaus Golf Trail around Florida. The bills call for at least one Nicklaus-designed course to be built in state parks in all five regions of Florida. Rooney's version specifically names one park that has to get a Nicklaus course: Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Martin County on the east coast. The bills also say each course will be designed in an environmentally sens itive manner, and m ay include a hotel. The National Go lf Foundation says Flori da already has more golf cour ses than any other state: mo re than 1,000. Information from: St. Petersburg Times, http://tampabay.com 2 Florida lawmakers want golf courses in state parks Associated PressORLANDO Walt Disney World is endi ng its annual Grad Nite festivities for high s chool seniors after this year because of conc erns about scheduling and handling extra s pring attendance at the theme park. Officials at the park announced the news o n the Disney Parks Blog Wednesday, saying t he increased spring attendance has made it d ifficult to schedule the separate-ticket, afterh ours events. The four Grad Nite dates in A pril and May will take place as scheduled. Grad Nite is in its 40th year at the Florida park and in its 50th year at Disneyland in California. Disneyland will continue to hold Grad Nite. Disney World will offer Florida school groups a one-day, one-park ticket for $55 as a future alternative. The special passes will be valid any time during the year. 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Page 6ANews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.com 2227 U.S. 27 SOUTH SEBRING, FL 33870The News-Sun has openings for newspaper carriers in Avon Park, and Sebring. Reliable transportation, valid driver's license and insurance a must. Interested parties should stop in our Sebring office and complete an application or call 385-6155 ext. 522.Make Money While Everyone Else Sleeps! WITH A DELIVERY ROUTE TODAYMostly sunny68 / 42Winds: NNW at 8-16 mphPleasant with plenty of sunshine74 / 48Winds: E at 4-8 mphSATURDAYBright sunshine and pleasant79 / 50Winds: NE at 6-12 mphSUNDAYPleasant with sunshine79 / 52Winds: E at 6-12 mphMONDAYMostly sunny and pleasant79 / 55Winds: ENE at 7-14 mphTUESDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. Washington Washington 56/36 56/36 New York NewYork 56/37 56/37 Miami Miami 74/55 74/55 Atlanta Atlanta 56/39 56/39 Detroit Detroit 40/28 40/28 Houston Houston 73/52 73/52 Chicago Chicago 48/33 48/33 Minneapolis Minneapolis 42/30 42/30 Kansas City KansasCity 64/34 64/34 El Paso ElPaso 79/45 79/45 Denver Denver 64/29 64/29 Billings Billings 48/24 48/24 Los Angeles LosAngeles 68/52 68/52 San Francisco SanFrancisco 58/45 58/45 Seattle Seattle 52/40 52/40 Washington 56/36 New York 56/37 Miami 74/55 Atlanta 56/39 Detroit 40/28 Houston 73/52 Chicago 48/33 Minneapolis 42/30 Kansas City 64/34 El Paso 79/45 Denver 64/29 Billings 48/24 Los Angeles 68/52 San Francisco 58/45 Seattle 52/40 Rain will continue to soak New England today as a storm system crawls through the area. The torrential rainfall could lead to ” ooding problems from Burlington, Vt., to Boston, Mass., and Providence, R.I. With cold air funneling southward along the backside of the storm, snow will blanket parts of the eastern Great Lakes. Another system will bring light snow to the northern Plains. Otherwise, high pressure will provide bright sunshine for the Southeast, with a few clouds “ ltering onto the southern Plains. U.S. Cities National Forecast for March 11Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W):ssunny, pcpartly cloudy, ccloudy, shshowers, tthunderstorms, rrain, sfsnow ” urries, snsnow, iice. Albuquerque 68/37/s 68/39/s 67/38/pc Atlanta 56/39/s 70/48/s 68/48/pc Baltimore 54/33/pc 58/39/pc 54/31/pc Birmingham 58/40/s 71/47/s 69/50/pc Boston 54/37/r 52/38/c 49/30/c Charlotte 57/33/pc 67/41/s 68/40/s Cheyenne 52/25/s 52/28/pc 53/29/pc Chicago 48/33/s 45/29/sn 41/26/pc Cleveland 40/28/sn 42/30/c 35/20/pc Columbus 44/33/sf 50/35/c 44/29/pc Dallas 74/50/pc 72/52/s 70/54/c Denver 64/29/pc 61/31/pc 62/31/pc Detroit 40/28/sf 43/29/sn 39/21/pc Harrisburg 52/31/c 56/37/pc 51/29/pc Honolulu 82/67/s 83/69/s 83/70/s Houston 73/52/s 75/56/pc 75/59/c Indianapolis 50/36/s 50/31/pc 45/32/pc Jackson, MS 65/41/s 73/49/s 71/47/c Kansas City 64/34/pc 55/30/s 54/36/r Lexington 50/37/pc 57/35/pc 49/32/pc Little Rock 68/43/s 69/46/s 66/49/c Los Angeles 68/52/pc 68/50/s 68/53/pc Louisville 50/40/s 60/37/pc 54/36/pc Memphis 63/47/s 70/48/s 66/49/pc Milwaukee 44/34/s 44/28/sn 37/26/pc Minneapolis 42/30/pc 37/23/sn 35/27/pc Nashville 58/39/s 67/42/s 62/38/s New Orleans 66/48/s 71/56/s 73/55/c New York City 56/37/r 53/39/pc 53/34/pc Norfolk 58/37/pc 64/46/s 59/41/s Oklahoma City 72/39/pc 66/41/s 66/48/c Philadelphia 58/35/c 58/40/pc 55/34/pc Phoenix 83/56/s 82/56/s 82/56/s Pittsburgh 36/26/sn 46/33/r 41/24/c Portland, ME 46/34/r 47/31/sn 46/21/c Portland, OR 54/40/pc 54/42/c 54/45/r Raleigh 58/32/pc 69/43/s 65/39/s Rochester 44/32/sn 44/32/sn 37/19/sf St. Louis 60/39/s 60/32/pc 54/39/pc San Francisco 58/45/s 59/46/pc 61/52/pc Seattle 52/40/c 50/38/c 51/39/r Wash., DC 56/36/pc 61/43/s 58/36/pc Cape Coral 72/44/s 77/50/s 80/52/s Clearwater 66/48/s 71/51/s 76/56/s Coral Springs 72/50/s 75/57/s 78/59/s Daytona Beach 66/41/s 69/44/s 75/48/s Ft. Laud. Bch 74/54/s 75/61/s 77/63/s Fort Myers 72/46/s 77/52/s 80/54/s Gainesville 64/33/s 71/40/s 76/46/s Hollywood 75/50/s 76/56/s 78/56/s Homestead AFB 73/50/s 73/56/s 76/60/s Jacksonville 64/35/s 71/42/s 73/47/s Key West 70/59/s 73/64/s 76/66/s Miami 74/55/s 75/59/s 78/61/s Okeechobee 69/43/s 72/43/s 77/49/s Orlando 68/43/s 74/45/s 77/50/s Pembroke Pines 75/50/s 76/56/s 78/56/s St. Augustine 62/39/s 67/42/s 70/49/s St. Petersburg 66/49/s 73/52/s 78/56/s Sarasota 66/44/s 71/47/s 77/53/s Tallahassee 64/33/s 73/40/s 75/45/s Tampa 66/46/s 73/53/s 78/55/s W. Palm Bch 70/49/s 75/54/s 77/58/s Winter Haven 67/44/s 73/49/s 77/52/s Acapulco 88/68/s 90/70/s 89/70/s Athens 58/44/s 61/47/s 63/49/s Beirut 54/48/r 55/46/sh 59/52/s Berlin 45/33/sh 53/43/pc 60/47/pc Bermuda 70/62/pc 68/62/sh 69/61/s Calgary 22/8/pc 36/24/pc 45/33/s Dublin 46/39/sh 48/36/r 45/37/pc Edmonton 10/1/c 24/15/s 34/21/pc Freeport 72/55/s 75/57/s 75/58/s Geneva 56/42/s 57/46/c 51/46/r Havana 80/56/s 84/59/s 84/59/s Hong Kong 71/64/s 74/68/s 76/68/pc Jerusalem 47/39/r 50/39/r 54/39/sh Johannesburg 87/60/pc 87/60/s 83/58/pc Kiev 38/33/pc 46/28/s 45/32/pc London 52/40/pc 50/41/sh 53/48/pc Montreal 43/33/r 38/28/sn 28/10/sn Moscow 26/19/c 32/25/c 36/25/s Nice 57/47/c 60/47/r 61/48/r Ottawa 43/30/r 40/26/sn 33/5/sn Quebec 41/32/r 42/26/r 30/8/sn Rio de Janeiro 83/74/sh 84/74/sh 84/74/s Seoul 50/27/s 52/30/s 58/37/pc Singapore 84/77/r 84/77/t 85/76/sh Sydney 79/66/sh 84/66/sh 87/66/s Toronto 37/31/sn 45/28/sn 36/14/pc Vancouver 47/41/r 47/42/r 51/44/r Vienna 56/46/s 62/52/pc 65/52/c Warsaw 44/32/sh 47/32/s 58/43/s Winnipeg 36/-1/sn 15/-3/c 22/10/sn A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High ............................................ 12:25 a.m. Low ............................................... 6:05 a.m. High ............................................ 12:24 p.m. Low ............................................... 6:29 p.m. Mostly sunny today. Clear and chilly tonight. Pleasant tomorrow, Sunday and Monday with plenty of sunshine. Tuesday: mostly sunny and pleasant. As of March 11, 1911, Tamarack, Calif., had the greatest snow depth ever observed in the United States -471 inches. Mostly sunny today. Winds north-northwest 8-16 mph. Expect 8-12 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 40% and excellent drying conditions. Clear and chilly 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 Saturday Sunrise 6:40 a.m. 6:39 a.m. Sunset 6:33 p.m. 6:33 p.m. Moonrise 10:34 a.m. 11:25 a.m. Moonset none 12:41 a.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2011Jacksonville 64/35 Gainesville 64/33 Ocala 66/33 Daytona Beach 66/41 Orlando 68/43 Winter Haven 67/44 Tampa 66/46 Clearwater 66/48 St. Petersburg 66/49 Sarasota 66/44 Fort Myers 72/46 Naples 70/47 Okeechobee 69/43 West Palm Beach 70/49 Fort Lauderdale 74/54 Miami 74/55 Tallahassee 64/33 Apalachicola 62/38 Pensacola 61/45 Key West Avon Park 68/42 Sebring 68/42 Lorida 67/44 Lake Placid 71/39 Venus 72/39 Brighton 70/42 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 7:06 a.m. Low ............................................. 12:18 a.m. High .............................................. 5:03 p.m. Low ............................................... 9:51 a.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 70/59 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 11.94 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Sunday .......................................... 82 Low Sunday ........................................... 37 High Monday ......................................... 77 Low Monday .......................................... 49 High Tuesday ......................................... 83 Low Tuesday .......................................... 58 High Wednesday .................................. N.A. Low Wednesday .................................. 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that Andrew got a head start on meeting his little boy. "He isn't here yet," Crissie poignantly wrote of baby Landon in his father's funeral program. "Right now he's still in heaven with Andrew." I asked Crissie what she would tell Landon about his dad. "I want him to know how excited (Andrew) was about him, what happened in Afghanistan and why his father is a hero," she responded. "When he writes a school paper about who his hero is, I want him to write my dad.' "The simple fact of knowing what type of person Andy was, I think, will make Landon a better person, too," Crissie continued. The last song played at the celebration of Andrew's life was Sarah McLachlan's Angel,'which brought about 500 people, from battle-tested Marines to funeral home employees, to an authentic moment of reflection. "You are pulled from the wreckage Of your silent reverie You're in the arms of the angel May you find some comfort here." "Prayer and God are the main things getting me through this," Crissie said. "I feel at peace with the way it was supposed to be." To sum up this overwhelming post-9/11 ordeal of tragedy, selflessness, bravery and sacrifice, Crissie Carpenter returned to her husband's motto. "It is what it is." To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web site at www.creators.com. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011Page 8A Pool Enclosures & Rescreening Screen Rooms „ Vinyl & Glass RoomBobby Lee Aluminum Inc.863-453-254345 N.Central Ave.,Avon Park SERVING HIGHLANDS, HARDEE & POLK COUNTIESLicensed & Insured HC 01918 Rescreen Your Pool Enclosure or Screen Room COUPONREQUIRED CEILINGS 85¢ per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.10)WALLS 75¢ per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.00)Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. 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For more information, visit www.designerdentallp.com, then click on Dental ImplantsŽ, then call for your complimentary Dental Implant consultation. (D0140, D0330) Yours for a healthier life, Dr. Oliver ChipŽ Kinnunen, DN14875 Designer Dental 330 US Hwy 27 North € Lake Placid, FL863. 465.9090 Continued from page 2A dren, two great-grandchildren and a niece. "It doesn't matter where you come from. It doesn't, you can still excel in life," Bowers said. Au yang also announced that in 1936, Ms. Bowers was crowned Avon Park High School's homecoming queen. She played the bass drum and cymbals in the band. "I got to play the bass drum and I haven't played it since 1940," Bowers said. And then the fun began, the smiles popped up on all the faces in the room and tears began to well in the eyes of the honored guest. Jocelyn Merlo, the 201011 Homecoming Queen from Avon Park High School, was escorted into the room. She walked over to Ms. Bowers and presented her with a bouquet of flowers, a colorful necklace and bracelet. Flowers from the band were also presented to Ms. Bowers. "There were lots of tears flowing," Au yang said. Jones directed the band through a number of selections played many times at the high school football games. Throughout the miniconcert, Ms. Bowers tapped her feet, clapped her hands and enjoyed the music of the teenagers. She especially enjoyed the drum cadence played by the band. And then came the second surprise. Jones instructed a drummer to bring a bass drum up to place in front of Ms. Bowers, and once again she went back to the day of being in the band herself. She played a simple beat on the bass while the band played its final song, the Avon Park High School Song. At the end, Jones informed Ms. Bowers that if he should ever need a drummer, he knew where he could find one. He also enjoyed pointing out to his students that Ms. Bowers replied with a "Yes, sir" when asked a question. As the residents were returned to their rooms and family gathered around Ms. Bowers with hugs and kisses, there was one last surprise that no one expected. APHS Freshman Sweetheart Angie Patino bent down and told Ms. Bowers she wanted to give her the sweetheart sash she had been presented at Homecoming. As Patino placed it around Ms. Bowers neck, the tears flowed down her cheek. Before the evening was over, a tiara was placed on Ms. Bowers head and her family gathered around her for photos. Having her family with her during the celebration, was the biggest honor in Bower's book. "To have my family there with me was just so nice. I enjoyed it very much and I was so thrilled that they asked me to play with them in the band," Bowers said. News-Sun staff writer Samantha Gholar and publisher Romona Washington wrote this story. Continued from page 1A c ans and PETplastic bott les, then discards any t rash that is mixed in w ith the containers. The P PC's processing of the r ecovered material takes p lace behind the scenes, u sually after the event, c oinciding with clean-up a nd trash collection. The Portable P rocessing Center uses t he same technology as a s tandard Material R ecovery Facility (MRF) b ut is mounted on a tract or/trailer so that it can t ravel from event to e vent. At the Raceway, memb ers of the scout troop w ill be bringing the recyc lables to the PPC for s orting and recycling. "We also would like to t hank Highlands County a nd Allied Scrap in L akeland for helping r ecycling by serving as t he final destination for t he PETbottles and alum inum cans that will be c ollected," Higgins said. To help encourage fans t o recycle, Coca-Cola has d eveloped a new 24-foot e ducation vehicle which f eatures video screens, i nteractive displays and g ames designed to educ ate consumers about the b enefits of recycling, p lus prizes for particip ants in the games. That unit reportedly w ill be on display during t he Race weekend. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by ROMONAWASHINGTON Avon Park High School Freshman Sweetheart Angie Patino gets a hug from Edna Bowers after Angie presented Ms. Bowers with her sweetheart sash. At right is Ms. Bowers daughter, Martha Bowers Lyle. News-Sun photo by ROMONAWASHINGTON Avon Park High School band director Anthony Jones tells Edna Bowers that the next time he needs someone on the drum line, he's going to give her a call. Bowers gets to relive glory days when he was hit. Jayme Miller, 19, was driving the Nissan, but was unable to avoid Turner in time, and ran him over. Miller immediately pulled over after the accident, the report stated. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident. Turner remained in Tampa General o n Thursday in serious cond ition Thursday, but no oth er information was availab le at press time. Continued from page 1A ing at 9:30 a.m. Everything will be official then," Acevedo said. The deputy supervisor was confident that the present standings will also be the final standings. "There is one provisional vote. It won't make that much of a difference," said Acevedo. The provisional ballot is very unlikely to have any affect on the outcome of the election. Acevedo and the elections office are confident that there will not be a recount. Councilman-elect Andrew Fells led the pack of hopefuls with 308 votes. Current council members John Clark and Bud Whitlock retained their seats, with Clark finishing two votes ahead of Whitlock, 260-258. Margie Rhoades finished fourth with 224 votes, losing her seat on the council. According to the Supervisor of Elections office, many voters voted for only one or two candidates. Voters were able to choose three candidates in the election. The low turnout did not seem to surprise Fells, wh o had a theory as to why w as open about why the num bers are so low. "The municipal electio ns are not during a time perio d that people are used to vo ting. That's the main reaso n why it was so low," Fe lls explained. Fells hopes that in t he future that things could be different with the municip al elections. "I'd like to see it durin g the regular election cycl e. Unfortunately it has be en this way for a long tim e, and the councilmen sea ts aren't as long as other pos itions. Instead of a four-ye ar term we have a three," Fe lls said. Much hard work an d campaigning is over for t he councilmen-elect and Fe lls is ready to get started. "I am extremely excite d. I'm very happy the peop le put their trust in me as t he new city councilman an d I'm looking forward to t he challenges ahead," sa id Fells. The swearing in cerem ony will be held at 4 p.m. o n Monday, April 4. Continued from page 1A Fells tops vote count in Sebring election p ositive sign. "While Florida's unemp loyment rate is still u nacceptably high, we are s eeing positive signs that e mployers are starting to h ire," said Agency for W orkforce Innovation d irector Cynthia R. L orenzo on Thursday. Unemployment numb ers are usually released a round the 20th of the m onth, but every year the r esults for January are d elayed until March 10 f or "benchmarking," a p rocess where statewide s tatistics are marked and c ollated, and then F ebruary's numbers are r eleased on time. The next unemploym ent report is due out on M arch 25. Continued from page 2A Kaley Marie Herpin, 22, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference resisting/obstructing officer without violence. Roman Lee Marik, 28, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer. Jean Celeste McCall, 35, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, and possession and or use of drug equipment. Jonathan Eugene Reed, 28, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference failure to renew tag registration. Randall Scott Ritenour, 36, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference driving while license suspended or revoked. Johnathon Anthony Rosado, 25, of Lake Placid, was charged with DUI. Allen Richard Sampson, 22, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, possession of marijuana, two counts of lewd/lascivious behavior on a victim 12-16 years of age, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Thimothy Matthew Sampson, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with producing marijuana, possession of marijuana, and possession and or use of drug equipment. Martin Cruz Torres, 21, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended. Samantha Marie Townsend, 22, of Naples, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of oxycodone with intent to sell. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, March 8: Isaias Chavez-Aquino, 18, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Tony Lee Cooper, 24, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine. Scott Dewayne Donaldson, 35, of Sebring, was charged with aggravated battery. Bresur Forest, 43, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Gerald Chris Kosakowski, 61, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Kasey Megan Ledbetter, 25, of Moore Haven, was charged with violation of probation reference petit theft. Rafael Martinez Luna, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Leo Marshall, 24, of Chattahochee, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance reference battery on law enforcement officer. Mark Richard Martin, 35, of Lake Placid, was charged with failure to appear reference domestic violence battery. Tyrone James Nichols, 19, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended and violation of probation reference possession of cannabis. James Edward Pearson, 58, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Lorna Marie Scully, 49, of Sebring, was charged with driving with suspended or revoked license. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER Solider's motto helps family Fans make plans to recycle Jobs to be had, despite numbers I don't really understand why we are staying right around 12 percent. We have over 1,200 jobs listed.'ROGERHOOD Workforce director Boy run over by car

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Contact Dennis @ 404-7911990 or dpremo@asplundh.com M/F/V/D/EOE 2050Job Opportunities IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10-987-GCS HARVEY SCHONBRUN, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY WEEKS, STACEY WEEKS n/k/a Stacey M. McCartney, DODGE ENTERPRISES, INC., BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (USA), SUNTRUST BANK, LVNV FUNDING LLC, CACH, LLC, and MBNA AMERICA BANK, N.A. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lots 24 and 25, Block 263, of LAKE SEBRING Sheet No. 5, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 16, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of March, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of February, 2011. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 4, 11, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-73 Division ________ IN RE: ESTATE OF JEROME PETER JUSTESEN a.k.a. JEROME P. JUSTESEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JEROME PETER JUSTESEN a.k.a. JEROME P. JUSTESEN deceased, File Number PC 11-73, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was August 4, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $8,598.48 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Marilyn B. Justesen 2438 W. Nautilus Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 4, 2011. Persons Giving Notice: /s/ Marilyn B. Justesen 2438 W. Nautilus Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 /s/ Joseph Clifford Justesen 8 Amherst Road Malboro, New Jersey 07746 /s/ Peter Nels Justesen 608 Oakland Hills Drive; Apt. 608 Arnold, Maryland 21012 Attorney for Persons Giving Notice: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 March 4, 11, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S. 83:801-809. Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M. FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011, at Highlands Self Storage Inc. 7825 S. George Blvd. Sebring, FL 33872. All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted. Any vehicle within sold for parts only. JONATHAN STUBBS UNIT #12 JEFF HOLLIDAY UNIT #19 DONNA PRESCOTT UNIT #33 March 11, 18, 2011 mitted, either temporarily or permanently, within Highlands Country Estates. Any single-family dwelling shall have minimum floor space of 1,000 square feet of living area, exclusive of porches, screen rooms, garages and patios. 3. No sign of any kind may be placed on any lot that reasonably appears to be visible from off the premises except that customary name and address signs and signs of not more than five (5) square feet advertising a lot for sale or rent may be placed on a lot. This restriction shall not be construed to prohibit the placing of any sign or notice on any lot that is required by law such as building permits. 4. All regulations of Highlands County and the State of Florida as of December 12, 2004 regarding animals and livestock shall be enforced. In addition, cattle will be limited to no more than 3 cattle per lot. 5. Perimeter or boundary fences separating lots may not be constructed of barb wire or chicken wire. 6. Steel or metal buildings may be placed, erected or constructed on any lot provided the exterior horizontal surfaces/walls are completely covered with brick, masonry, wood, wood appearing material or are painted. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prohibit metal roofs. 7. Outbuildings or any other structures may not be placed closer than 25 feet from any property line. 8. Television and/or radio antennas may be placed or kept on any lot that, so long as said antenna is in not excess of twenty-five (25) feet in height. Further any television and/or radio dish that is placed on any lot shall be placed to the rear of the residence constructed on said lot. 9. Semi-tractors/trailers or any portion thereof may not be parked overnight on the lot. 10. No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on any lot, nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood. 11. No lot shall be used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish, trash, or garbage, Trash and garbage and other such waste shall not be kept, except in sanitary containers. No garbage, trash, or rubbish shall be burned upon any lot. Nothing herein contained shall prevent any lot owner from depositing any garbage, rubbish, or trash on any roadside for collection as provided or permitting or required by any governmental body or any of its agencies or franchisees. 12. Invalidation of any one of these covenants by judgment or court order shall in no way affect any of the other provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect. 13. The owner of any lot within Highlands Country Estates may pursue any adequate remedy at law or equity against the person violating, attempting to violate or permitting the violation of any of these covenants it being the intent of these restrictive covenants that any lot owner shall have the right, privilege and authority of enforcing these regulations. and commonly known as: LOT 05-239, VENUS, FL 33960 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHTS TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 23rd day of February 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2011 1050Legals SEE EXHIBITS ``B'' AND ''C'' EXHIBIT ``B'' DESCRIPTION: A portion of the Northeast quarter of Section 22, Township 39 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida being described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 22, thence South 01 degrees 04'47'' East, along the East line of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22, a distance of 1332.73 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 01 degrees 04'47'' East a distance of 666.37 feet; thence North 88 degrees 50'38'' West 340.14 feet; thence North 00 degrees 59'48'' West a distance of 666.07 feet; thence South 89 degrees 01'16'' East a distance of 339.16 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 5.19 acres more or less. Subject to and together with the following described easements: The North 25 feet of the South half of Section 23, Township 39 South, Range 20 East, Highlands County, Florida. AND: The South 25 feet of the North half of Section 23, Township 39 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. AND: A perpetual easement of right of way for utilities, ingress and egress, over, through and along the South 15 feet of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22 for the use of Frances Pearce Roberts and shall insure to the benefit of her heirs, successors and/or assigns. AND: A proposed 50 foot side easement for utilities, ingress & egress over the following described property: Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 22, Township 39 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida; thence South 01 degrees 04'47'' East, along the East line of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22, a distance of 2665.46 feet, to the Southeast corner of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22; thence North 88 degrees 56'01'' West, along the South line of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22 a distance of 50.04 feet; thence North 01 degrees 04'47'' West a distance of 641.31 feet; thence North 88 degrees 58'38'' West a distance of 2671.35 feet, to a point on the West line of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22; thence North 00 degrees 24'49'' West, along said West line, a distance of 50.02 feet; thence South 08 degrees 58'38'' East a distance of 2670.77 feet; thence North 01 degrees 04'47'' West a distance of 1282.62 feet; thence North 89 degrees 03'54'' West a distance of 2655.76 feet, to a point on said West line; thence North 00 degrees 24'49'' West, along said West line, a distance of 50.01 feet; thence South 89 degrees 03'54'' east a distance of 2655.17 feet; thence North 01 degrees 04'47'' West a distance of 641.31 feet, to a point on the North line of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22; thence South 89 degrees 06'34''' East, along said North line a distance of 50.03 feet to the Point of Beginning. EXHIBIT ``C'' RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS For purposes of these covenants, the legal description encompassing: The North East 1/4 of Section 22, Township 39 South, Range 28 East, containing 165 acres in Highlands County, Florida. Subject to the following described easements: The North 25 feet of the South Half of Section 23, Township 39 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. And The South 25 feet of the North Half of Section 23, Township 39 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. And A perpetual easement of right of way for utilities and ingress and egress, over, through and along the South 15 feet of the above described property is for the use of Francis Pearce Roberts and shall insure to the benefit of her heirs, successors and/or assigns. Parcel ID No. C-22-39-28-A00-0030-0000 shall, hereinafter be known as Highlands Country Estates. LUIS VELEZ, fee owners of the following described real property: See Exhibit ``A'' Located in the County of Highlands, State of Florida, hereby makes the following declarations as to limitations restrictions, and uses to which the lots or tracts constituting such Highlands Country Estates may be put, and hereby specifies that such declarations shall constitute covenants to run with all the land, as provided by law, and shall be binding on all parties and all persons claiming by, through or under them, and for the benefit of and limitations on all future owners in such Highlands Country Estates. 1. The lots within Highlands Country Estates may not be further subdivided, or otherwise reduced in size in any manner. 2. Lots within Highlands Country Estates shall only be used for single-family residential purposes. No structure other than a single-family residence, attached garage, and up to three outbuildings, such as a workshop, barn or stable, or guest cottage shall be erected, placed or permitted to remain on any lot within Highlands Country Estates. No mobile home, modular home, manufactured home, park model, house trailer, dome house, A-frame, stilt house, or other house of peculiar or non-conventional appearance or construction shall be built, placed, occupied, or perIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-000711-GCS BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY VAHEDI, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, basement, of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Street, Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, at 11:00 a.m., on the 28th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: EAST 1/2 OF LOT 11, BLOCK 33, OF AVON PARK ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a: 2838 EAST TARKENTON ROAD, AVON PARK, FLORIDA 33825 ANY PERSON CLAIMING TO HAVE 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. ENTERED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 25th day of FEBRUARY, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK As Clerk, Circuit Court HIGHLANDS, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2011 Notice is hereby given that on 3/28/11 at 10:30 am the following mobile home will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S. 715.104. 1968 SKLY HS # SF765B Last Tennant: Grover R or Barbara Eaton Sale to be held at Danny P Carroll Family LLC dba Lakeshore MHP 101 US Hyw 27 S Sebring, FL 33870 863 385 7800 March 4, 11, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 11-122FCS MONA TRACEY, Petitioner and SHELDON TRACEY, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: SHELDON TRACEY LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 458 ALOHA AVE., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on, MONA TRACEY, whose address is 458 Aloha Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852, on or before April 15, 2011 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition.Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may review these documents upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office.WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: March 7, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Alice Perez Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-79 IN RE: ESTATE OF A RDIS R. HOOVER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ARDIS R. HOOVER, deceased, whose date of death was January 24, 2011, and whose social security number is 284-12-8083, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce A venue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 4, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Robert M. Alexander P.O. Box 736 Sebring, FL 33871 A ttorney for Co-Personal Representatives: / s/ James L. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 March 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000243 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trustee of IndyMac Residential Mortgage-Bascked Trust, Series 2005-L2, Residential Mortgage-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-L2 Plaintiff(s), vs. LUIS VELEZ, et al., Defendat(s) DIVISION NO. Section. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 22, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000243 of the Circuit Court of the 10GTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trustee of IndyMac Residential Mortgage-Backed Trust, Series 2005-L2, Residential Mortgage-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-L2 is the Plaintiff and LUIS VELEZ AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUIS VELEZ, IF MARRIED; HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, AN AGENCY OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: 1050Legals WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! Classified ads get fast results 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 The administration of the estate of GRACE LEONA RUTT A/K/A GRACE L. RUTT, deceased, whose date of death was December 5, 2010, file number PC11-89, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 11, 2011. Personal Representatives: /s/ Carol M. Farkash 2200 Keiper Road Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951 /s/ Hannah M. Eppel 2740 Nautilus Drive Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Clifford M.Ables III Attorney for CAROL M. FARKASH Florida Bar Number: 178379 CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 Fax: (863) 385-1284 March 11. 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-89 IN RE: ESTATE OF GRACE LEONA RUTT A/K/A GRACE L. RUTT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, March 11, 2011Page 11 A 1996 FORDCROWN VICTORIA Regularly serviced, Looks and Runs GREAT! Excellent gas mileage, needs A/C work. $1700. 863-382-0310 9450Automotive for Sale2010 ENCLOSEDtrailer 24'X 8'X 7' escape door GW 10,000 lb. $7500, 2005 20'X8' flat GW10,000 $3500, 2002 10'X7' utility GW 1,900 lb. $2500. 863-260-1709 9220Utility Trailers1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO New professional restoration, very low miles includes Owner's Manual. 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 8400RecreationalVehiclesPONTOON BOAT20 foot Bass Tracker, New deck, 50hp. Mercury, with trailer. $3500 715-573-8889 or come by at 150 Jade Way, Lake Placid. 8050Boats & Motors NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that 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 -Multi Family Sale 327 Tern Ave. (off Hammock Rd. to Heron Rd. L. on Tern) Sat 3/12 8am 1pm. Furn, clothes,household items. Too Much To List! SEBRING -Multi Family Sale 2005 Schlosser Rd. Sat 3/12 8am 2pm. Baby clothes, crib, tools, books, sm. appliances, household items. Much More SEBRING -MOVING SALE! 2802 Orange Grove Dr., Sat-Sun, Mar 12th & 13, 9am-6pm. Living Room, Bedroom & Some Kitchen Items. SEBRING -Huge Sale! 5729 CR 17 S (Desoto City) Fri Sat Sun, Mar. 11-12-13., 8am ? Clothes, tools, household items, travel trailer. 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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 WOODEN WHITEspiral reupholstered padded chairs (2) both for $40 863-382-6006 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 RECLINER -LAZYBOY, Ladies size, light blue coudoroy, in new condition w/arm covers. $75. 863-332-5012 NAVAJO -Bracelet / watch band. Silver / turquoise, heavy. $80 863-402-2285 MARINE BATTERYMarine Trolling Battery, new MCA750, RC180. $70 83-273-1846 FISHING RODS& REELS. 4 new Shakespeare Ugly Stick with reels $90 863-273-1846 DS -PINK, like new w/case & 2 games. Asking $90 OBO. Call 863-381-1839. DOG STROLLERfolding, Red & Black. Like new. $45. 863-452-1618 BOAT ANCHOR(2) 25lbs, $65, cash only please. 863-699-1119 BIRD BATHdecorative concrete. $20 863-382-6006 BED EXTENDERfor Chevy Colorado truck. $75 863-243-1633 BARBIE DOLLHOUSE 4 ft w/furniture. Asking $90 OBO. Call 863-381-1839. 7310Bargain Buys TOOL MAN'SDELIGHT 10" Delta table saw w/ access., Craftsman 10" radial saw, 15 1/2 drill press & 10" band saw, 8" Tradesman 5 sp. bench drill press. Call 863-471-6794 4-8 pm. 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 Merchandise SEBRING (2)Available 3926 Kenilworth Blvd, 1500 sq ft, $550/mo : A/C, office, BA, lg overhead door, near Sebring High School. 640 Park St, 6400 sq ft, $2500/mo : A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. 941-416-2813 GARAGE 32'X 60' BLOCK BUILDING, cement floor, 12' X 12' door, 100 amp electrical service. $450 monthly. S. Marion Rd, Avon Park 269-420-6331 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING 20'X40'Warehouse, 12' overhead door, on busy Highway 27 across from Lakeshore Mall. 863-385-3474 6550Warehousesfor RentSEBRING -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. 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 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -Fully Furnished2BR with fenced yard & concrete utility room w/Washer/Dryer. Will consider pets. $550/mo + $400 security deposit. Extra pet deposit. 863-243-4580 SEBRING -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 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -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 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 WHISPERING PINESVILLAGE 55 plus. 3BR, 2BA. Fully furnished & 3BR, 3BA, Partially furnished. Must see to appreciate. Call Mary 863-385-8806 VENUS -3/BR, 2/BA, large deck with pool & hot tub, 2 1/2 acres, Pole barn and fenced yard. Appliances stay. Rent or Leas w/ option to buy, considered. 863-441-5038 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 has closed 2 Model Centers. Save up to 60K on select models. Call 1-800-622-2832. A VON PARK12X46, 1BR, 1BA in A von Mobile Home Park. New gas cook stove, carport, screened room, shed, other recent updates. Reasonable lot rent. Asking $6500. 574-518-8483 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate WantedLAKE 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. 4220Lots for Sale Contact Usƒ By Phone (863) 385-6155 By Mail 2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870 By E-Mail www.newssun.com/contact/ 8000Recreation

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comTo say the South Florida Panthers are heating up is like saying the Miami Heat seem a tad sensitive lately. That's because with four wins over the last five days, SFCC has stretched its' winning streak to a red hot 12 games. Fittingly, the Panthers put up 12 runs in the 12th win of the streak, a 12-1 walloping of PascoHernando on the road Wednesday. Jared Hine went eight innings on the mound, surrendering just the one run while the offense pounded away. Brandon Kirby lead the way with five hits in six at bats, while Brett Clements went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI and Kyle Jackson was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Similarly, win number 11 saw SFCC notch, you guessed it, 11 runs in Tuesday's 11-7 win over visiting Sienna Heights from Michigan. Colby Fairfax picked up the win in relief with Kevin Welborn earning the save. But again, it was the offense that has been picking it up as Brad Harrison had three hits and three runs scored with Clements knocking in three with his three hits. The offense, in fact, broke into double digits in all four wins, toppling the University of Tampa B team and St. Petersburg by matching 11-4 scores Monday and Saturday, respectively. Adam Quiles picked up Monday's win with five strike outs in five innings while his batters more than backed him up. Cody Higgins had three doubles among his four hits on the day, Jackson had a double and went 2-for-4 and Kirby knocked in two while also going 2-for-4. Andres Lopez had a strong performance on the mound in Saturday's win at St. Pete, going eight innings and striking out eight. And the hot hitting saw Jackson with four hits and three RBI, Sam Morgan with three hits, a homer and four RBI and Kirby with three hits and two runs scored. "St. Pete threw a really good left-hander at us, one of the better guys around in (Brett) Lee," head coach Rick Hitt said. "Our hitters responded very well, with several tough at bats, fighting off pitches, working counts and getting some two-strike hits. We continue to work toward playing our best game yet, we have played well the last couple of weeks, but we are not sure we have played our best game yet. We hope those start as we head into the conference schedule at the end of the week." That would be this weekend, in fact, as after the Panthers host Linconland of Illinois Friday, the Suncoa st Conference slate begi ns Saturday with the first of a three-game series again st the State College of Florid a. Saturday, the two team s meet at Bradenton befo re returning to SFCC for a Monday match up and ba ck to Bradenton Wednesday to finish the series. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Just like the w eather, things were heati ng up on the Lady Blue S treak softball field T uesday night as they took o n the Lady Chargers of L iberty High School. The game would start off i n favor of Sebring, as Carly H offner worked through a s coreless first from the m ound and cont ributed to a 10-run b ottom of the frame. Consecutive walks w ere drawn by Kat O strander, Hoffner a nd Amanda G rimaldo to start t hings before Dino L ower knocked Ostrander in w ith a single to center. Emily Gilbert then took o ne for the team, getting hit b y a pitch to force Hoffner i n and one out later, Taryn O 'Bannon singled up the m iddle to score two. Lauren Welborn then w alked and Kim Perez sing led home a run and r eloaded the bases. Ostrander's second walk o f the inning brought home a run and Hoffner knocked one off the left-center field fence for a bases-clearing double. Lower added an RBI single to cap off the rally for a 10-0 Sebring lead. The Lady Chargers, however, were able to hit a few gaps to tally four runs of their own the next inning. Sophomore Taryn O'Bannon would smack a line drive straight to the pitcher who made a lightening-fast snag for the first out. Afielder's choice and a fly-out to the second baseman kept the score at 10-4 after two innings of play. The bats would really get going in the bottom of the third, as the girls added nine more runs, thanks to wellplaced singles and a few errors on the Charger's behalf. Highlighting the inning was a three-run triple by second baseman Lauren Welborn to put the 10-run mercy rule back in effect. Six outs later, the game ended with a score of 19-5. Head coach Joe Sinness explained that many of his girls were out of position on the night, four to be exact. "Some were playing positions that they have not even seen during practice and despite that those girls came through for us tonight," he said. "Our next game will be against the number one seed, Lake Wales. I'm hoping we can carry this confidence with us as we travel to play on Friday." SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, March 11, 2011 Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Emily Gilbert slides under the attempted tag for one of the 10 first-inning runs the Lady Blue Streaks put up in Tuesday's 19-4 win over visiting Liberty. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE J oy Donglasan returned from injury in fine fashion, winning two matches this week, though the Lady Streaks took their f irst loss of the season Monday against Okeechobee. Lady Streaks light up Chargers Sebring19Liberty4 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Kyle Jackson is one of many hot hitters for SFCC as they have now won 12 straight, with the four most recent wins all seeing the team reach double figures in scoring. Panthers run streak to 12 straight By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt had to come sometime a nd it could well be that b asking in the glow of winn ing the Heartland C onference Tournament put t he Sebring girls tennis team i nto a precarious state, resulti ng in Monday's loss to O keechobee the first match l oss of the season for the L ady Streaks. The team, however, recove red nicely in rolling past D eSoto Tuesday to move the s eason record to 11-1. The only loss to the Lady B ulldogs was in the No. 2 d oubles match, where coach J anie Hollinger did some e xperimenting with Amanda R ios and Alexis Szoka gett ing their first taste of varsity action. Despite the loss, the young duo showed some promise, winning three games. As for the rest of Tuesday's matches, only Micaela DeVane had much competition as her first set with Bree Simcic at No. 5 singles went to a tie-breaker, going 7-6 (7-4) before DeVane won the second set more handily, 6-3. Otherwise, the Streaks cruised with Kaley Walter going 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Joy Donglasan 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2, Nisha Patel 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 and Morgan Heston 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4. Walter and Sara Beth Rogers then teamed up for an Brahmans break tennis run News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Ricky Miller fires to first baseman Colby Delaney Tuesday in Lake Placid's 4-0 win over the Red Devils at Avon Park. Jared Hamlin Special to the News-SunSEBRING Blue Stre ak Football will start a new e ra this coming fall as he ad coach Jared Hamlin h as resigned to take the footba ll coaching duties at Coahul la Creek High School in nort hern Georgia. In seven years at Sebrin g, Hamlin posted a 41-30 recor d, including 9-2 records each of the last two seasons, an d helped send dozens of studen tathletes to play collegiately. "It has been a pleasu re having Coach Hamlin at serve as our head coach ," Sebring athletic direct or Terry Quarles said. "He is a quality coach and h as touched the lives of many of our students." Hamlin era ends By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK With the baseball season in full swing, Lake Placid was able to put away district rivals Avon Park 4-0 Tuesday at Head Field. "The kids played well. We played solid all the way through," said Lake Placid's coach Dan Coomes. Driving their record to 7-2 for the season, and 3-1 in District 9-3Aplay, the Dragons broke the pitching duel open in the top of the fifth when Dragon Ricky Miller singled off of Avon Park's Lane Crossen and was driven home two batters later when Colby Delaney plinked one into center. Green Dragon Dylan Weber-Callahan put the Devils down 1-2-3 in the seventh after throwing six strike outs and holding Avon Park to five hits. "Dylan went after it tonight. He told me that he was trying to pace himself earlier in the season, and I told him to let loose," Coomes said. "His pitch count was down, he only threw 60-some. He was hitting his spots all night." The loss dropped t he Devils to 6-4 on the seaso n, but the 2-2 district reco rd was not something Coa ch Whit Cornell was worri ed about this early in the seaso n. "One bad inning can le ad to a win or loss, that's wh at we preach all the time in hig h school baseball" Cornell sa id after the post-game gatherin g in the outfield. "I was just disappointed in the way we hit. It's a lon g season, and we've got a bunch of good players," he said. "If we take a little bett er approach at the plate, we w ill do better." Dragons out-ding Devils See TENNIS, p a g e 4B

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HOPE 3-on-3SEBRING The First Annual HOPE Community 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place Saturday, April 2 at the Sebring High School gym from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at a cost of $5 per player. The tournament will have male and female brackets consisting of threeorfour player teams from ages 7-18-years old. Registration forms can be found in the front office at Sebring High School and must be turned in by Friday, March 18. For more information, contact Lavaar Scott at 214-3880 or email LaV39@yahoo.com.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 entr y fee is $60 per person with prizes in flig ht 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 an d handicaps along with their check. Those needing a form may email Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or call a t 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 ben efits local Rotary charity projects. Business hole signs for $100 are also available by contacting Chet via email o r 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 level s 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 441-122 1, or by email at leem@highlands.k12.fl.u s Sandy Foster MemorialSEBRING NU-HOPE Elder Care Services annual golf tournament is just around the corner. The NU-HOPE Board of Directors ha s chosen to rename the golf tournament this year in memory of Sandy Foster, fo rmer Executive Director of NU-HOPE Elder Care Services. Sandy passed away very unexpectedl y 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 ($12 0 per team) which includes lunch afterwards and refreshments during the tour nament. 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 organi zation needs each year to secure federal and state grant funds in our effort to co ntinue providing home and communitybased services to the frail and needy eld erly residents of Highlands and Hardee Counties. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB x-Boston4616.742 New York3429.5401212Philadelphia3331.51614 New Jersey2043.3172612Toronto1747.26630 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami4321.672 Orlando4124.631212Atlanta3727.5786 Charlotte2638.40617 Washington1647.2542612Central Division WLPctGB y-Chicago4518.714 Indiana2737.4221812Milwaukee2538.39720 Detroit2342.35423 Cleveland1252.1883312WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB x-San Antonio5212.813 Dallas4618.7196 New Orleans3829.5671512Memphis3630.54517 Houston3333.50020 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City4023.635 Denver3727.578312Portland3727.578312Utah3431.5237 Minnesota1650.2422512Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers4619.708 Phoenix3329.5321112Golden State2836.4381712L.A. Clippers2540.38521 Sacramento1547.2422912x-clinched playoff spot ___ Tuesday's Games L.A. Lakers 101, Atlanta 87 Golden State 95, Cleveland 85 Philadelphia 110, Indiana 100 Milwaukee 95, Washington 76 Portland 105, Miami 96 Phoenix 113, Houston 110 Wednesday's Games Chicago 101, Charlotte 84 New Jersey 94, Golden State 90 Oklahoma City 110, Philadelphia 105, OT Utah 96, Toronto 94 L.A. Clippers 108, Boston 103 New York 110, Memphis 108 Milwaukee 110, Cleveland 90 Minnesota 101, Indiana 75 New Orleans 93, Dallas 92 San Antonio 111, Detroit 104 Orlando 106, Sacramento 102 Thursday's Games L.A. Lakers at Miami, late New York at Dallas, late Denver at Phoenix, late Friday's Games Portland at Charlotte, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Detroit at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia4119688212175 Pittsburgh3921886196167 N.Y. Rangers3530474195169 New Jersey3032464140170 N.Y. Islanders26321062188216 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3820884200156 Montreal3723781180168 Buffalo3226872190190 Toronto29281068176206 Ottawa2334955149207 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington38201086183167 Tampa Bay3821884200203 Carolina31261072193204 Atlanta28281167187216 Florida2731963168186WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit3920886220195 Chicago3724781223189 Nashville33241076169159 Columbus3126971183200 St. Louis3028969186201 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4316995220158 Calgary3624981211196 Minnesota3525777176176 Colorado2632860187229 Edmonton2337854170224 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3922684188169 Dallas3623880187190 Los Angeles3725579185164 Phoenix34231179194198 Anaheim3626577187195 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesday's Games Ottawa 2, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Toronto 3, OT Philadelphia 4, Edmonton 1 Pittsburgh 3, Buffalo 1 Montreal 4, Boston 1 Florida 3, Chicago 2 Minnesota 5, Colorado 2 Vancouver 4, Phoenix 3, OT San Jose 3, Nashville 2, OT Wednesday's Games Tampa Bay 4, Chicago 3, SO Calgary 4, Dallas 3, SO Washington 5, Edmonton 0 Atlanta 3, Carolina 2, OT St. Louis 4, Columbus 3, OT Los Angeles 2, Detroit 1 Anaheim 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Thursday's Games Buffalo at Boston, late Philadelphia at Toronto, late Ottawa at Florida, late Montreal at St. Louis, late Minnesota at Nashville, late Calgary at Phoenix, late Vancouver at San Jose, late Friday's Games Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Columbus, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 9 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Kansas City84.667 Seattle64.600 Boston75.583 Texas75.583 Detroit86.571 Minnesota65.545 New York65.545 Baltimore55.500 Los Angeles66.500 Oakland57.417 Cleveland47.364 Tampa Bay47.364 Toronto47.364 Chicago37.300NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct San Francisco104.714 Washington73.700 Cincinnati84.667 St. Louis74.636 Atlanta75.583 Colorado75.583 Milwaukee75.583 Philadelphia76.538 Florida55.500 Pittsburgh67.462 San Diego56.455 New York57.417 Los Angeles58.385 Arizona510.333 Chicago48.333 Houston310.231 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Tuesday's Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Atlanta 4 Philadelphia 4, Baltimore 3 Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 2, 10 innings Pittsburgh 5, Minnesota 2 Houston (ss) 5, N.Y. Mets (ss) 4 Boston (ss) 3, Houston (ss) 2 Boston (ss) 8, St. Louis 7 Florida 9, Detroit 5 Washington 4, N.Y. Mets (ss) 3, 10 innings Seattle 1, San Francisco 0 Oakland 6, San Diego 2 Cincinnati 5, Kansas City 2 Arizona 16, Cleveland 4 Chicago White Sox 9, Colorado (ss) 8 L.A. Angels 2, Texas 1 L.A. Dodgers 7, Milwaukee 1 Colorado (ss) 4, Chicago Cubs 0 Wednesday's Games Philadelphia 5, Detroit 3 Baltimore (ss) 11, Minnesota 2 Washington 8, Florida 4 St. Louis 6, Atlanta 1 Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3, 11 innings N.Y. Mets 7, Houston 2 San Diego (ss) 9, Cleveland 2 Colorado 8, L.A. Angels 1 Cincinnati 15, San Diego (ss) 5 San Francisco 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Seattle 9, L.A. Dodgers 4 Kansas City 13, Chicago Cubs 4 Texas 9, Oakland 2 Milwaukee 11, Arizona 8 N.Y. Yankees 4, Pittsburgh 2 Boston 2, Baltimore (ss) 1 Thursday's Games N.Y. Mets vs. Florida, late Toronto vs. Minnesota, late Boston vs. Tampa Bay, late St. Louis vs. Atlanta, late N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia, late N.Y. Mets vs. Washington (ss), late Kansas City (ss) vs. L.A. Angels (ss), late San Diego vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Colorado vs. Milwaukee, late San Francisco vs. Cincinnati, late Cleveland vs. Chicago Cubs, late Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. Texas, late L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Seattle, late Kansas City (ss) vs. Oakland, late Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, late Washington (ss) vs. Houston, late Detroit vs. Florida, late Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. Arizona, late Friday's Games Philadelphia vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 1:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss) at Tampa, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Florida vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Arizona vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Oakland (ss) at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Oakland (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 6:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: 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 TODAY: 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. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Softball at DeSoto,5:30/7 p.m.; Track hosts quad meet,4:30 p.m. SFCC TODAY: 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. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Hillsborough,5 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Basetball vs.Frostproof,7 p.m.; 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. M M L L B B P P R R E E S S E E A A S S O O N N S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . 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Golf HammockThe Ladies Golf Association played an Even Holes event Wednesday, March 9. Winning the first flight was Laura Kebberly with a 34, followed by a twoway tie for second between Carol Troup and Joyce Stanley with 36 apiece. Marian Passafume took fourth in the flight with a 38. Marge Pederson and Alma Barefoot then notched a tie for first in the second flight, each carding a 35, with Cinday Dall taking second with a 36 and Joan Armbruster and Nancy Senior tying for fourth with 39 each. On Monday, March 7, the Mezza group played individual pro-am points at Golf Hammock Country Club. In A group, taking first place with a minus 3, was Chip Curcio and tying for second place at minus 4 was Jim Gulick and Kendall Griffin. Frank Borgia and Mike Lajiness tied for first with a minus 2 in B group while Bobby Culbert took first place in C group with plus 5 and Pat Dell was in second place with a minus 1. Curt Matterson had a plus 5 to take first place in D group and Harvey Kecesnes was at plus 3 for second place. There was a tie inE group for first place between Doug Haire and Danny Geirer with aplus 6. There was also a tie in F group for first place between Bob Hughes and Jean Terrell at plus 2. Jim Reed took first place in G group with a plus 5 and Bob King in second place with a plus 4. Rudy Pribble had a plus10 to take first plce in H group and Paul Skidmore with a plus 6 for second place. Bob Fidlin had a plus 3 totake first place in I group while Larry Giangreco had a plus 3 for second place. There was a tie for first place in J group at plus 3 between Janet Howland and Don Tiemans. In K group Tom Nelligan had a plus 5 to take first place and Bud Hill in second place with a plus 4. Next week will be a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Golf Hammock. Please arrive early to register. For more information, call Pete at 3821280.Harder HallThe Ladies League played a Pro-Am Points event Wednesday, March 7 and saw Doris Cunningham and Lorraine Forcier each come in with a +3. Donna Maki was next at +2 and Sue Herriman finished at +1 The Ladies League played a Low Putts event on Thursday, March 3. Winning first place was Donna Maki with 28. Tying for second/third places were Margarette Sheets and Pat Rice with 29 each. The Ladies League played a pro am points event on Monday, Feb. 28. The winners were: First place, Patty Foorest with plus-8; second place, Norma Gerring with plus-6; and third place, Doris Cunningham with plus-3.Lake June West Golf ClubA Scramble was played on Thursday, March. 3. Winning first place was the team of Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau, Bob and Verna Knishka, Del and Dee Block with 48; second place, John and Virginia Simmons, Tom and Bonnie Pandeford, Don Boulton and Wanda Jones with 49; and third place, Ron Hesson, John Howarth, John and Helene Mellon, Jane Roush and Diane Roush with 51. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 2, Norma Colyer, 6-feet; and No. 8, Verna Knishka, 8-feet-11-inches. (Men), No. 4, Rob Martin, 5-feet-1-inch.PinecrestThe Men's Association played Individual and Pro-Am Points Wednesday, March 9. Leigh Furnal, Dave Pertendra, Gerry Geouque and Ron Geouque took first in the team event with +22, with Bob Watkins, Keith Strickland, Dale Stekl and Art Lewis taking second with +17. Furnal then went on to win A Division with +11, staying just ahead of Gary Wilkins +10. Strickland won B Division with +8 as Bob Luttrell took second with +7. Gerry Geouque, Lynn Fredrick, Doug Henderson and Gordon Outman all tied for the top spot in C Divison with +7 and Dorrell Herron won D Division with +11 while Don Brubaker and Bill Kays tied for second with +8.River GreensThe Morrison Group played Tuesday, March 8 with Keith Kincer, Cliff Steele, Tim Thomas and Harold Plagens winning with a -38. Lefty St. Pierre, Dave Stoddart, John March and Joe Craigo were second at 28. A Men's Day event was played Saturday, March 5 and Cecil Lemons won Flight 1 with a 63, ahead of the 65 brought in by Jim Anderson and the 66 from Vince Boever. Flight 2 had Hank Wunderlich winning with a 61, Harold Plagens in second with a 63 and Frank Conroy third with 67. Bob Stevens won Flight 3 with a 60 while Don McDonald and Ed Mosser tied for second with dueling 66s. Flight 4 went to Harold Kline and his 66 with Neil Purcell scoring a 68 for second and Wayne Carlin a 69 for third. For closest to the pin, Jim Cercy was 3-feet, 2inches from #2, Frank Conroy 5-feet from #3, Bob Stevens 15-feet, 7inches from #4 and Jonny Wehunt 6-feet, 3-inches from #5. A Friday Afternoon Scramble was played March 4 and saw Jeff and Norma Davies, Curt and Glenn Nelson and Dick and Gale Garceau win with a -16. Taking second, with a 14, were C. Seralde, Jim Sisemore, Tom Stewart, Dale Duncan and Dick and Jo Sherman. An AM Scramble was playd Friday, March 4, with Jeannie and Leo Persails, Bob Streeter and Cliff Steele taking the win. The Morrison Group played on Thursday, March 3 with Ray DelSasso and Harold Kline tying for first with John Smutnick and Lefty St. Pierre at 125. Tom Morway and Len Westdale then tied for third with Hank Wunderlich and Paul Johnson at 131. Ken Brunswich and Gil Heier were next at 131 while Wayne Carlin and Bob Biever finished with a 135. A Ladies Pro-Am was played Thursday, March 3 with Nancy Long, Michele Koon, Dianne Stoddart and Jan Stevens winning with +10 1/2. Diane Evans, Babe McDonald, Pat Kincer and Anne Purcell scored a +1 to tie for second with Bev Rudd, Penny Anderson, Peggy Wehunt and Betty LeBlanc. In the individual competition, Koon's +5 topped Ann Purdy's +3. A Men's Pro-Am was played Wednesday, March 2. Wayne Carlin, Dave Petty, Cecil Lemons and Jim Cercy took first with +26, while Romy Febre, Gerry Page, John Hierholzer and Keith Kincer were second with +16 1/2. Glenn Nelson, Curt Nelson, Joe Craigo and Paul Johnson were third at +13 and Brian Van Slooten, Dick McClay, Bob Streeter and Cliff Steele were fourth at +12 1/2. Individually, A Flight went to Tom Morway at +6 with Febre second at +5. Dave Petty's +12 won B Flight ahead of Lemons' +8 for second while Hierholzer won C Flight with +11 and McClay was second with +7. D Flight went to Craigo at +5 and Leo Persails was second with +4 1/2. The Morrison Group played on Tuesday, March 1 wtih Don McDonald, Butch Smith, Ken Brunswick and Romy Febre winning with a -33. Joe Graf, Cliff Aubin, Harold Plagens and Harold Kline were second at -29 and a tie for third at -27 was seen between the teams of Cliff Steele, Bob Stevens, Jim Anderson and Gil Heier and Bob Biever, John Smutnick, Jim Cercy and Frank Conroy. The Golfette's played on Monday, March 1 and saw Anne Kelly with the First Flight Low Gross with a 78. Taking second was Linda Therrien at 88 while Peggy Wehunt won the Low Net with a 66 and Betty LeBlanc was second with 71. In the Second Flight, Fran Neil won Low Gross with 91, ahead of Carole McClay's 97 with Pat Gower's 66 winning Low Net ahead of Penny Anderson's 68. Jeannine Persails had Low Gross in the Third Flight at 99 with Diane Evans winning a match of cards for second with a 107. Pattie Wedge won Low Net with a 71 and Pat Graf won a match of cards to take second with a 72.SpringLakeThe SpringLake Women's Golf Association held their annual Club Championship Tournament on Monday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 9. This covered play onthe Cougar Trail Course on day one and the Panther Creek Course on day two. Last year's Club Champion, Teri Swisher,made it two in a row after www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011Page 3B TO ADVERTISE ON THIS PAGE CALL ANGI 386-5626 Located Inside Inn On The Lakes Hotel € 3100 Golfview Rd. € Sebring, FL863-314-0348 FREE BEERWith Purchase of Appetizer or Entree! 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shooting an 86and a 78 fora grossof164. Jean Donahue is the new Super Senior Champion with a gross score of 198 96 on Cougar and 102 on Panther. We extend our congratulations to both ofthese ladies as they are a fineexample of the women who play in our league and also are representatives on the interclub team.. Flight A winners are as follows: 1st place Gross Pearl Bradford with an 81and an 87 for a 168;2nd placeBrenda Green, 88and84for172 and 3rd place was won by Debbie Delaney with 90and 93 for a 183. Net winner in Flight A was Dotti Blackwell with a 73and 64for137. Marsi Benson won 2nd place with67and 75 for142. Carol Rathwas the Flight B Gross winner after shooting92 and 82, totaling 174. Roberta Briggs won second place with 88 and 92 for 180. Marilyn Redenbarger, 89 and 98, for 187, was third place winner. Flight B Net 1st place winner was Pam Ferguson, 60 and 73 for a total 133; 2nd place was Linda Pfleger, 71 and 68 for 139 and in 3rd place was Judy Dunn who had 77 and 78 for a 155. Jan Nelson: 92/99/191 was winner of first place Gross in Flight C with Rosie Foote: 99/94/193 in second and Sharon Warner: 93/106/199, third. Netwinners in Flight Cwere Carolyn Irvine: 68/74/142, Joann Deweese: 72/72/144, and Margaret Mazzola: 73/74/147. Flight D Gross was won by Julia Starr, 1st place, with 98/108 for a total 206; in 2nd place was Carole Frederick: 105/104/209 and RuthAnn Payne was third with 112/109 for 221. Net Flight D winners were: Kay Gorham: 59/78/137; Chris Murchie: 70/77/147; and Dottie Williams: 85/83/168. There was a Pick Your Partner two day event held at Spring Lake Golf Resort ending on Thursday,March 3. Tuesday's format on the Panther Creek course was One Best Ball (net of handicap). Tied atFirst inthe A Flight were Lawens/Danko and Brochu/Rath at 61 strokes. Tied at the top of B Flight were Eastep/Schroeder and Docherty/Weekley, alsoat 61 strokes. On Thursday, we played Cougar Trail andboth net scores were counted and added to Day 1. The two-day winner of the A Flight was Ron Brochuand Bart Rathat 192 strokes. Second Place was taken by Ken Kirbyand Bob Hinde at 205. There was a tie for third Place at 206between Dave Kamish and Bob Berg and the team of Bill Lawens and John Danko. Fifth Place went to Dwight Demitz and Ray Albert at 207 (who came back from a net 70 on Day 1). The B Flight was won by Dave Docherty and Howard Weekley with 202 strokes. Second Place at 203 was a tie between Will David and Bob Marshall and the team ofBill Schauwecker and Gerry Esty. Fourth Place at 204went to the Bohanon brothers, Red and Bo, and Fifth Place at 206 went to the team of Vern Hernly and George Thomas, both of whom shot net 69's. Thursday's play was led by the sparkling net 64 of Ron Brochu and the net 66 of Ken Kirby. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.com Dr. Keatley WaldronChiropractorwww.waldronchiropractic.com(863) 382-4445 13 Ryant Blvd. Sebring Westshore PlazaACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 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 throughout t he 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 Hwy 6 4 in Avon Park. We'll paddle upstream to Lake A rbuckle at the entrance to the Bombing R ange where we will stop, get out, s tretch have a snack, and then paddle o ur way back to the boat ramp. This trip is approximately 2 1/2 hours o f paddling time at a very leisure pace. I deal for beginners and first-timers as w ell 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 trip u nder 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 have a snack) and then paddle our way back to Veteran's Beach (or vice versa depending on weather conditions). Sunday March 20, 4 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle Creek/ Istokpoga Park We will meet and launch from the boat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 in Sebring. We'll paddle upstream to our favorite "get out/stretch/snack/swim" spot and then paddle our way back to the Park. This is a late afternoon (sunset) trip with approximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. Ideal for beginners and first-timers as well as seasoned paddlers. Saturday March 26, 10 a.m. Alafia River Lithia Springs Park The Alafia River is a narrow, twisting trail with large oak, cypress and cedar trees that line the banks and form a canopy overhead. Paddlers share the peace and quiet with wading birds and turtles. The Alafia is a fairly swift river, especially for central Florida, and some small shoals are exposed in low water creating small (very small) rapids... Yippee! We will meet at Lithia Springs Park and shuttle you to the launch site at Alderman Ford Park. This is a full day trip with approximately 3 1/2 4 hrs of paddling time including a break for lunch about halfway. Sunday March 27, 4 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle Creek/ Istokpoga Park We will meet and launch from the boat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 in Sebring. We'll paddle upstream to our favorite "get out/stretch/snack/swim" spot and then paddle our way back to the Park. This is a late afternoon (sunset) trip with approximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. Ideal for beginners and firsttimers as well as seasoned paddlers. All trips are $39 per person (single or tandem), $19 for those bringing their own kayaks. All reservations must be confirmed via phone or email no later than 24 hrs prior to the trip. Kayaking is a water activity you will get wet. so dress appropriately. Kayaking is also a year-round activity in Florida and Sebring Kayak Tours do not typically cancel tours due to "cooler" weather or due to rain, unless encounter dangerous thunder/lightning is encountered. Sebring Kayak Tours reserves the right to cancel any tours that do not meet the minimum amount of participants. Plenty of Kayak Tours on tap in March Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID In W ednesday's action for the L ake Placid Senior Softball L eague, Yates Insurance (126 ) widened their lead to two g ames with a hard fought 242 2 win over Lake Placid M arine (8-9). Yates overcame a 12-1 d eficit to snatch victory from t he jaws of defeat with Jim R adcliff hitting two home r uns over the fence. Jim Morgan (two doubles) h ad four hits, while Dusty H ensley (double, home run) a nd Victor Rodriguez had t hree hits each. For the Mariners, Rod P almer (double, home run) h ad five hits.Dick Cook a nd Howard Carney (two d oubles) had four hits each. Seminole Tire (10-8) fell t wo games behind Yates in t he standings by virtue of t heir 20-18 loss to Lockhart ( 7-10). Dave Reed continued his a ssault on opposition pitchi ng with three roundtrippers, t wo of them grand slams and 1 2 RBI. Barry Hurlbut and Cliff B luml chipped in with four h its, while Ray Wilson and D ick Cook had three hits each. For The Noles, Bob Richards had four hits and played exceptional outfield defense. The Three Hit Club included Don Cunningham, Kyle Saunders, Mike Jurmu (home run) and Tom Walsh. Central Security (7-10) finished off a winning week by toppling Schooni's (8-10) 13-6. Central's defense turned in numerous nifty plays to keep The Restauranteurs off the scoreboard and on the bench. Ken Farano flashed both leather and bat, driving in five runs and coming up with numerous defensive stops at third base. Brian Pluta had three hits and made two stellar catches in left field. Central Security owner and outfielder Dana Hurlbut homered and turned in his own highlight catch to back the solid pitching of JC Brown. The biggest crowd pleaser for Central was 93-year old Al Chipps smashing a single between first and second. For Schooni's, only an outof-park home run by Bob Poulin was worthy of mention. Monday action in Lake Placid Senior Softball witnessed a "Clash of the Titans" as Yates Insurance and Seminole Tire, tied for the league lead, squared off against each other. When the smoke had cleared, Yates squeaked out a 23-22 victory. Manager Dusty Hensley led the way with three home runs and nine RBI. His supporting cast included Jim Morgan with four hits (two doubles, triple), while Barry Hurlbut (double, triple, home run), Bill Gallagher (triple), Jim Radcliff (double, triple) and winning pitcher Victor "V-Rod" Rodriguez contributed three hits each to the cause. Pacing the Tiremen were Jess Hathaway (double, home run) and Don Cunningham (double, triple) with four hits each. The Three Hit Club included Kyle Saunders (triple), Mo Pier (triple), Bob Richards, Tom Walsh and Gary Van. Octogenarian George Quay smashed a single and coaxed three walks. Schooni's defeated Lake Placid Marine 21-14. Bob Roth and Ed Engler (two triples) led The Restauranteurs'attack with five hits each. Winning pitcher Bob Poulin (double) had four, and John Buja (double), Jeff Stanley (double), Fred Moore, Harlan Newby and manager Darrell Richards (two doubles) had three hits each for the victors. On the Mariners'side, Jim Hensley (double) and speedy Richard Rivera (three doubles) had four hits each. Manager Jim Guild (two doubles) and Larry Oser had three hits. Central Security continued their improved second-half play with a 20-16 win over Lockhart Service Center. Manager Duke Hensley had two doubles, a triple and a homer. Left Fielder Brian Pluta shagged two difficult flies with runners on to end the game. For Lockhart, Hall of Famer Dave Reed continued his torrid hitting with three out-of-the-park homers, one a grand slam and 10 RBI. Yates increases Lake Placid League lead Continued from 3B Golf scores from around the county 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles. Monday's match welcomed back Donglasan to the team after missing the last few matches due to injury. She returned in fine form, getting back into her No. 2 singles slot and moving Patel back to her spot at No. 3. But that duo picked up the only two wins in singles for Sebring, as well as the lone doubles win. Donglasan bounced back from a 2-6, opening-set loss to Vanessa Watt to win the next two 6-4, 6-1 to take the match. Patel had an easier time with Beth Turner, winning 6-1, 6-1. The pair then teamed u p to win the No. 2 doubl es match 8-4. But Walter fell at No. 1 singles, Kelly Broen at N o. 4 and Morgan Heston at N o. 5 before the Lady Brahma ns clinched the match win wi th Samantha Rivera an d Katherine Ragamat dow ning Walter and Broen in N o. 1 doubles. "Okeechobee is a ve ry strong team," Holling er said. "Our girls played the ir best tennis against them butthey experienced the ir first loss of the season." The girls were schedul ed to host Lake Plac id Thursday, though the d ay long dose of rain left t he match likely to be resche duled. Continued from 1B Tennis takes first loss The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Metro ServicesMost people would not go a day or a week without eating, yet it's common to go a night or week or even longer without once getting a good night's rest. That reality is potentially very harmful, as sleep can influence productivity, memory, mood, and alertness. To ensure you're getting sufficient and beneficial rest, consider the following tips. Keep a regular sleep schedule. Maintaining a regular bedtime and wakeup schedule helps alert the body to when it's time to go to sleep and wake up. While it's common to abandon such a routine on weekends, it's best to avoid completely deviating from a weekly sleep schedule every Friday and Saturday night. Keep as consistent a sleep schedule as possible, even on weekends. Sleep when it's dark outside. Nap afficionados will heap praise on the value of a daily middday nap. However, napping during the daytime could be the equivalent of stealing from Peter to pay Paul. While a daytime nap might be the rejuvenating boost you need in the middle of the day, it could very well be that you're tired during the day because you didn't sleep well overnight after taking a mid-afternoon nap. Make things as comfortable as possible. Some people need absolute silence when sleeping, while others need to listen to music. Each individual is different, but creating a serene and soothing sleep environment can help ensure a quality night's rest. Sleep on an adequate mattress. Sleeping problems often result from older mattresses that have worn out their welcome. Look for one that provides both comfort and support. Couples should also be sure their mattress is big enought to comfortably fit two people. Keep eyes off the clock. It's probably a product of human nature, but many people, upon waking up in the middle of the night, quickly glance at the nearest clock. This should be avoided, as it often makes people start thinking about the sleep they're missing, indirectly making it more difficult to get back to sleep. Get your exercise. Exercise is beneficial in many ways, not the least of which is promoting a better night's sleep. However, exercise also gets many people amped up, so it's best to finish an exercise several hours before bedtime to allow your heart rate to return to normal and your mind to calm down. Stop eating and consuming caffeine several hours before bed. Eating shortly before bed can cause digestive problems, making it difficult to fall asleep or enjoy a good night's rest. It's also best to avoid caffeine and any other stimulants in the hours leading up to bedtime. Make the bed simply a place to sleep. When you watch television from bed or work from bed, this can make it difficult to fall asleep in bed. In general, it's best to reserve the bed solely for sleeping. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011Page 5B 130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida863-385-3497Mon. Fri. 9am 4pm Closed Wednesdays 100% INVISIBLE100% amazing Largest American made hearing aid company The only 100% custom, invisible, digital and fully programmable hearing aid. Deep Canal aid with Comfort Fit Designed to be removed daily to promote better ear health Virtually no whistling or buzzing Natural sounding Custom designed for your ear Works great on the phone CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE € Aluminum € PVC Sets € Wicker Sets € Bars & Bar Stools € Glider Chairs € Swivel Chairs € Outdoor Rugs € Outdoor Fireplaces € Umbrellas € Gas Fire Pits NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED! HEALTHYLIVING Many children c ause disruptions i n class, do not pay a ttention during l essons and drop o ut of school early, l eaving parents and t eachers wondering w hy. The answer in s ome cases may be a n undiagnosed v ision problem, w hich can cont ribute to poor s chool performance and d elinquency. National studies show t hat 20-25 percent of more t han 39 million children a re at risk to suffer from u ndetected vision probl ems. Children's eyes are o ne of the most basic tools t hey use for learning. I mpaired vision in children c an seriously affect learni ng abilities and contribute t o the development of b ehavior problems, such as a ttention deficit disorder. C hildren with vision probl ems are often not even a ware of their difficulty, n or do they complain or s eek help. They have no p oint of reference when t hey're young, and assume e veryone sees as they do. E arly discovery and treatm ent can prevent many of t hese problems. Parents are often unsure a bout when a child should h ave their first eye exam. F indings from a study cond ucted by the Southern C ollege of Optometry in M arch of 2008 showed that o f the 36 percent of child ren who had never had an e ye exam by the age of 5, 9 1 percent of their parents s tated that they had passed t he vision screening cond ucted by the child's pediat rician. In their minds, their c hild had no visual issue. About 20 percent of t hese same children failed t he comprehensive screeni ng conducted by the S outhern College of O ptometry faculty. Parents need to realize t hat the vast number of s chool and pediatric vision s creenings do not test the c hild's vision up close, t hey only test the child at d istance. This reflects the e rroneous premise that if a c hild can see the board at s chool, then they must not h ave a vision problem. N othing could be further f rom the truth. Vision screenings are o ffered by many schools, a nd while they represent a p ositive effort to discover t hose students suffering f rom a vision problem, t hey also miss 30-40 perc ent of binocular vision d isorders in children. Binocular vision disord ers represent problems w ith both eyes working t ogether. Children with t hese types of problems h ave no difficulty passing a v ision screening. They can o ften see 20/20 at distance w ith each eye individually; h owever, when using both e yes at near distances (i.e. r eading) they may have a p roblem converging ( pulling their eyes in) or accommodating (keeping things in focus at near). If a child cannot look at something up close without discomfort, they won't. Unfortunately, these children are all too often mislabeled as "problem" children because they can't seem to stay focused in the classroom. Between 60-80 percent of my pediatric patients taking attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications have been diagnosed with binocular vision disorders, all of which are successfully treated with either vision therapy or glasses. This is not to say, of course, that some children do not need these behavioral medications, but it is critical to have their eyes examined first. If there is a family history of vision problems, the first exam should occur around the age of 6 months. Not every eye doctor offers this type of pediatric examination, so be sure to check with the office when making the appointment to be sure that your doctor is comfortable with this. If there is no family history of eye problems, the child's first eye exam should occur around the age of 3, and yearly thereafter. In addition to checking a child's visual acuity and eye muscle coordination, a pediatric examination will also include an examination of their overall eye health. Children are susceptible to many of the same ocular diseases as adults, although at a much lower rate. Vision is the process of obtaining meaning from what is seen. It is more than clearness of sight. Good vision encompasses the ability to use the eyes for extended periods of time without discomfort, to analyze and interpret information, and to respond to what is being seen. Good vision involves normal binocular vision, accommodation (focusing at near), ocular motility, and vision information processing skills, which allow us to respond to our surroundings. Just about every parent makes sure that their child has their first dental exam before entering kindergarten. Make sure to have their eyes examined by an optometrist as well. After all, this is how they learn. Valerie Moulds is a board certified optometric physician practicing in Sebring and is Arizona and Florida certified in diagnostics and therapeutics. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Arizona Optometric Association and Florida Optometric Association. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Pediatric vision problems are common Focal Point Dr. Valerie Moulds Community outreach events Ace Homecare comm unity outreach events f or the upcoming we ek include: Today 7 a.m., Heal th Fair, Arc residenc e, Pleasant Street, Avo n Park; and 9 a.m., Heal th Fair, Avon Park Meal Sit e, Main Street, Avon Park. Monday 8 a.m ., Health Fair, Hammo ck Estates, Hammock Roa d, Sebring; and 1 p.m ., Caregivers Suppo rt Group, Crown Poin te Assisted Livin g Community, Sun 'N La ke Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday 8 a.m ., Health Fair, Sebrin g Bluffs, U.S. 27, Sebrin g; 10:30 a.m., Health Fa ir, Fair Havens, Apartmen ts, Spinks Road, Sebring; an d 1 p.m., Health Fa ir, Groves, behind Sebrin g Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday 9 a.m ., Health Fair, Avon Pa rk Meal Site, Main Street. Thursday 9 a.m ., Health Fair, Maranat ha Village, Arbuckle Cre ek Road, Sebring; and 10:3 0 a.m., Caregivers su pport group, Balmor al Assisted Living Facilit y, 93 Balmoral Road, C R 621, Lake Placid. Easy ways to get a better night's sleep Metro Services NEWS-SUN

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Page 6BNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.com Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. Lakeshore Car Wash 991USHwy27NorthSebring (863) 471-9274 LubeOil&Filter $22. 95 YourFullService Wash&DetailCenterŽ LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Call for Our Weekly Specials.AVON PARK 452-5800 SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530 DearPharmacist: Heart disease r uns in my family so naturally, I'm w orried. Afriend told me that brushing y our teeth can prevent heart disease. I w as polite, but I don't believe him. Can t his be true? K.M., Sanibel Answer: You're friend is right, so h ow important is oral hygiene? In a w ord, very. In 2005 researchers at C olumbia University Medical Center f ound that the bacteria that grow in y our mouth (promoting the formation o f plaque on your pearly whites and c ausing gum disease) are the exact s ame germs that contribute to plaque f orming in your arteries to cause heart d isease. Sounds to me like a darned good reas on to brush and floss each day. If you a void bacon because of cholesterol c oncerns, I actually found bacon-flav ored dental floss on the Internet. Earlier this year, researchers in L ondon published a study that lends m ajor support to the recommendation t o keep the mouth clear of plaque. The r esearchers looked at results from the S cottish Health Survey, which collected h ealth data from more than 11,000 men a nd women, a representative sampling o f the general population of Scotland. O ver a period of eight years the r esearchers recorded 555 cardiovascul ar "events," 170 of which were fatal. When I say "events" I mean heart attacks, strokes and similar problems. Now here's where the study gets really interesting, from a tooth-brushing point of view. Even allowing for things like smoking, obesity, and poor diet, the London researchers found that those who reported that they seldom or never brushed their teeth were 70 percent more likely to experience a cardiovascular event than those who paid greater attention to dental care. Seventy percent. It's so easy to brush and floss your teeth, and it impacts the health of your most important muscle. Even people with dentures have to be vigilant about plaque formation, you are not immune. Everyone should visit a dental hygienist twice a year for a thorough exam and cleaning. I'm shy about x-rays, so I just opt for the cleaning when I go. A good dentist office will respect your wishes and not pressure you for x-rays each time. Here's another idea to make your mouth healthier and less of a host to plaque forming bacteria. Scrape your tongue. You can buy a tongue scraper at any pharmacy and all you have to do is use it after you brush your teeth. Draw the scraper gently down your tongue a few times, and rinse it after each scrape. That brownish white gunk that comes off your tongue? That's mostly bacteria. Flushing that down the sink is much better than swallowing them. This is great for people with bad breath too. For under $10 you can get a new toothbrush, tongue scraper and floss, the pay-off is that you're protecting your ticker while making yourself more kissable. What's not to love?!Did you know?Anew study suggests that taking ibuprofen two or three times per week may cut your risk for Parkinson's disease. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist' and Real Solutions.' For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Brush up: artery clogging bacteria begins in the mouth Metro Services One study showed that good oral hygiene led to a 70 percent reduction in cardiovascular events.' Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen With winter's cold weather passing and the sunshine beginning to peek through the clouds, it's time for kids to escape the clutches of the television and embrace the playground. Whether it's participating in a game of tag, playing a sport or having fun in the sandbox, plenty of children will be active on their feet this summer. However, a day in the sun can end with a day at the doctor's office if the proper safety measures are ignored. Before children catch a glimpse of the giant slide at the pool, the oversized toys at the park or the exciting rides at the amusement park, prepare them with the right footwear and protect them with the right care. These tips could save your child's soles this summer: Carefully observe your child's walking patterns. Does your child have toes that point in or out, have knock-knees or other gait abnormalities? These problems can be corrected if they are detected early and treated by a podiatrist. Children's feet change size rapidly so always have your child's feet measured each time you purchase new shoes. When shopping for shoes, look for stiff material on either side of the heel, adequate cushioning and a built-in arch. The shoe should bend at the ball of the foot, not in the middle of the shoe. Flipflops are very popular and not a very good choice for shoe gear. They will cause bunions, hammer toes and many other problems. Limit the tim e children wear platform or heele d shoes and alternate with good quality sneaker o r flat shoes. Hightops generally help prevent ankle sprains Sturdy sandals are a great choice to allow feet to breathe and protect from bad surfaces. Don't wear shoes that need a "break-in" period. Good shoes should feel comfortable right away. For athletic activities, choose a shoe that is designed for the sport you r child will be playing. Never pack brand new shoes for your children to wear on vacation. When applying sunscreen, don't forget about putting some on your child's feet. Additionally, always remember to reapply. Lack of complaints by a youngster is not a reliable sign. The bones of growing feet are so flexib le that they can be twisted and distorted without the child being aware. Foot doctors examine your children's feet. They need to be able to carry them throughout their lives. Most of us will wal k enough to circumvent the Earth four times in a lifetime. Dr. Joni Jones is a podiatrist in Sebring who can be reached at 382-3228, stop by her office at 206 West Center Avenue, Sebring or mail to P.O. Box 1719, Sebring, FL 33871. Taking care of your feet is not child's play Foot Care Dr. Joni Jones Associated PressCHICAGO Two health groups are hoping a hungry caterpillar will take a bite out of childhood obesity. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle tells about a caterpillar who munches his way through a variety of foods. The American Academy of Pediatrics and a group affiliated with former President Bill Clinton hope to use the book to help kids make nutritious food choices and lead healthier lives. The groups announc ed plans Tuesday to send mo re than 17,000 pediatricia ns special copies of the boo k, along with growth char ts and parent handouts o n healthy eating. Dr. Marion Burton, he ad of the pediatrics academ y, says the campaign can tea ch kids healthy habits and a love of reading. The author says he hop es his caterpillar will be a happy reminder for kids to grow healthy. Groups hope Hungry Caterpillar' helps fight fat SUZETTE LABOY Associated PressDAVIE William G onzalez's world collapsed w hen his wife of more than 5 0 years was diagnosed with A lzheimer's disease four y ears ago. The 78-year-old C uban immigrant knew little a bout the scourge that was g radually robbing his wife of a lifetime of memories. Today, the Air Force vetera n struggles to run his home i n Davie, Fla., while serving a s sole caretaker for his 74y ear-old wife Ida. In increasing numbers, H ispanics are facing the w renching prospect of helpi ng a loved one battle the most common form of dementia. The population of elderly Hispanics is projected to grow the fastest of all U.S. racial and ethnic groups in coming years, from just under 3 million in 2008 to 17.5 million in 2050, according to the Federal Interagency Forum on AgingRelated Statistics. That has Alzheimer's groups pushing to raise awareness among Hispanics who are living longer, into the decades when the risk rises dramatically. The Alzheimer's Association "Know the 10 Signs" workshop in Spanish is being offered at the more than 70 chapters nationwide. Asupport group started by The Latino Alzheimer's & Memory Disorders now meets twice monthly in different Chicago locations. In Milwaukee, the Latino Geriatric Center provides screenings for memory loss and support groups. Complications from Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death for nonHispanics and 12th-leading cause of death among Hispanics, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Yet the nation's largest, private nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research the Alzheimer's Association warns that the number of older Hispanics with Alzheimer's and related dementias could rise more than sixfold from fewer than 200,000 cases today to as many as 1.3 million by 2050. "We want to make sure we increase concern and awareness as much as we can and extend our services and support," said Janis Robinson, an association official. Experts say some Hispanics are reluctant to make medical appointments, which can create long delays from when symptoms are first noticed until a neurologist is seen. Move to boost Hispanics' awareness of Alzheimer's HEALTHYLIVING

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T he Community Calendar p rovides a brief listing of l ocal clubs and organizat ions who meet on a regul ar basis. It is the respons ibility of the group to u pdate the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing b y calling 385-6155, ext. 5 16; send any changes by e -mail to editor@newss un.com;or mail them to N ews-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 S outh, Sebring, FL33870.FRIDAY Alcoholics A nonymous One Day At A Time group meets for a c losed discussion at 9:30 a .m. Monday and Friday a t Covenant Presbyterian C hurch, 4500 Sun N L akes Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 314-0891. Alzheimer's A ssociation Support G roup meets at 6 p.m. s econd Friday at the Oaks o f Avon in AvonPark. For d etails, call 385-3444. American Legion Post 2 5 hosts a fish fry from 57 p.m. at the post, 1490 U .S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost i s $6. Shrimp also is a vailable for same price. O pen to the public. T ickets in the lounge on F riday night. Lounge h ours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 7 4 has karaoke from 7 p .m. until final call at the p ost, 528 N. Pine St., S ebring. Post open at n oon. Happy Hour from 46 p.m. Members and g uests only. For details, c all 471-1448. Avon Park Breakfast R otary Club meets 7 a .m., Rotary Club buildi ng. Bridge Club of S ebring (American C ontract Bridge Club) p lays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 F ernleaf Ave., Sebring. F or details, call 385-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers B eginner classes are at 9 a .m., EZ Intermediate c lasses are at 10 a.m., a nd Intermediate classes a re at 11 a.m. every F riday at Reflection on S ilver Lake, Avon Park. C all Julie for further inform ation at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners S quare Dance Club o ffers a class in Lake P lacid at the Sunshine RV R esort from 9-11 a.m. F riday. For more informat ion, call Sam Dunn at 3 82-6792 or e-mail him at s amdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland AIDS N etwork meets 9 a.m., s econd Friday, Heartland P rofessional Plaza L earning Center, Sebring. Heartland Clubs meet at 3 :30 p.m. on the second F riday of each month at P lacid Lakes Town Hall B uilding, 2010 Placid Lakes B lvd. Call 699-6773. Highlands Social D ance Club hosts ballr oom dancing every F riday, October through M arch 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 fry from 57 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 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 Together) meets the second Friday each month at 10 a.m. in the conference room of Florida Hospital Home Care Services located at 4005 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. For more information contact Grace Plants at 2731421. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBL Duplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 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 lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 6995444. 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. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 2-4 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 69 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 452-3803. Cancer Support Group meets from 1011:30 a.m. at Christ Fellowship Church, 2935 New Life Way, Sebring, hosted by Sue and Kristi Olsen. Call 446-1284 or 385-2974. 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 voluntee r, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 452-0006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 1 7 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancak e breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. N o setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking Amonthly social is planned at 6:30 p.m. on the second Saturday at the club. There will be dinner and music provide d for dancing. Reservation s are required by calling www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011Page 7B SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. 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Page 8BNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.com RELIGION Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call theNews-Sunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-4521136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 3865055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail:office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 453-6681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL33852 (863) 4653721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). AdultLifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5-MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANAgroups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL33870, 3850049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 3:30 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family and Youth Center). Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 9-10 a..m. Sundays, or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 3826676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church."Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 3821343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship Service meet s at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evenin g Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (o ff site); Wednesday Praye r Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:3 0 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public readin g room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible an d the Christian Science textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Bake r Eddy are our only preachers. All ar e welcome to come and partake o f the comfort, guidance, suppo rt and healing found in the lesson sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 70 0 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park FL33825. Minister: Larr y Roberts. Sunday Worshi p Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m Nursery facilities are available a t every service. Bible Study : Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible cen tered classes for all ages Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443 We would like to extend an inv itation for you and your family t o visit with us here at Sebrin g Parkway. Our hours of servic e are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m .; Sunday Worship Service, 1 0 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 70 7 W. Main St. Randall Ruper t, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday schoo l begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages ; morning worship at 10:45 a.m .; and evening service at 6 p.m Wednesday evening service is a t 7 p.m. with special services fo r children and adults. Special serv ices once a month for senior s (Prime Time) and Ladies min istries. If you need any mor e information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e PLACESTOWORSHIP A tonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING The first Sunday i n Lent worship service will be led b y the Rev. Jefferson Cox with H oly Eucharist. Midweek Lenten service March 1 6 through April 13 start with s oup, sandwich and pie supper at 5 :30 p.m. Service of the Word at 6 :15 p.m., led by Lois Hess, Ed G raff and Ron Fitzpatrick. Jim H elwig will be the organist. The L itany's will be titled "Affirming T he Ash Heap," a series comparing J esus and Job. Palm Sunday service, April 17 w ill be led by Deacon Dave T horesen with Holy Eucharist. Maundy Thursday service, April 2 1 will be with the Rev. Jefferson C ox at 7 p.m. Good Friday service, April 22 w ill be at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday service at 9:30 a .m. will be led by the Rev. J efferson Cox with Holy Eucharist. B runch follows worship service in t he fellowship hall. Bible study and discussion is at 1 0 a.m. Thursdays, led by Sharon P almer. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK "Christian W arfare (2 Timothy 2: 4) will be t he message presented by Larry R oberts, minister. There will be a teen fellowship and supper following the evening worship. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest. Ave. Call 453-4692Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK The First Sunday in Lent Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled "Light into the Wilderness." Wednesday, March 16 Midweek Lenten Devotions begin at 6 p.m. with a soup and sandwich supper with service at 7 p.m. The Rev. John Hirst will preach on "The Miraculous Tearing of the Temple Curtain." The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east the Avon Park High School. Call 471-2663 or visit christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled "Possessed By Vision" at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, "Angels in Waiting!" from the Scripture Matthew 4:1-11. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK For Sunday morning, the Rev. Jon Beck will speak at the Sunday morning and evening services. Nursery is available for both services. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon titled "Mary's Example of Contentment The Key To Our Spiritual Growth" with regards to Luke 2:1-7. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com.First Christian ChurchAVON PARK Last Sunday members looked into the book of Ecclesiastes in the sermon "Living Your Life for God." This week this sermon will be finished in Part 2, looking at how life is fragile, and how we need to love The Lord with everything we've got. There will be no Sunday evening study this week, but there will be the Monday ladies study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is the annual Chili Cook-Off at 6 p.m. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The church Web site is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lord's Table this Sunday morning will be Anna Coley and Linda Correll. Communion will be served by Betty Harcourt, Carol Chandler, Gretchen Ames and Jayne Weldy. Greeting the congregation will be Diane Beidler. Michael and Carol Graves will work with children's church. Lighting the candles during the month of March will be Catherine Baker. Diane Thibodeau will be with the children in the nursery during the month of March. The Rev. Juanita Robert's sermon is titled "AFew Good Men" with the Scripture taken from Matthew 9:35 10:4. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 385-0352.First Presbyterian ChurchAVON PARK On Sunday, March 13 the pastor's sermon is titled "God's Knowledge" based o n Psalm 130:1-6. Maxine Johnson, adult Bible study teacher, continues the study of David in II Samuel Chapter 11 which tells the story of David and Bathsheba. Wendy Garcia teaches the yout h class. At 2 p.m., there will be a training session for elders and deacons conducted by the pastor. On Monday, the Crafty Ladies will meet from 10 a.m. until noon This will be there last session before displaying the crafts they have made and packing them up t o send to our denomination's gift shop at Bonclarken in Flat Rock, N.C. On Tuesday, the Session will meet at 6 p.m. Family Potluck will be at 6 p.m Wednesday. Bring a meat or vegetable dish, salad or dessert. Table service and beverages will be pro vided. Guest speakers will be Eric and Wanda Neal. They will speak on the youth camps that are held each summer. An offering for "Camp for Kids" will be taken. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call the church office at 453-3242. Snapshots Continued on page 9B

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011Page 9B RELIGION EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee h our following services. N ewcomers welcome. Call 4535 664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web s ite: redeemeravon.com. The c hurch is at 839 Howe's Way, A von Park (two miles north of S un 'N Lake Boulevard, across f rom Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, F L33870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. M idweek service on Wednesday a t 6 p.m. Sunday School for all a ges at 9 a.m. The nursery is o pen 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes a fter the 10 a.m. service ends. W ednesday: Adult Bible study, 9 :30 a.m. Visitors are always welc ome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. C hurch office 385-7649, for more i nformation. St. Francis of Assisi E piscopal Church, 43 Lake J une Road, Lake Placid, FL 3 3852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. E lizabeth L. Myers, Rector. S unday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a .m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. C ome see what makes us differe nt. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a .m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; W ednesday services at 7 p.m. W e offer "Kid City" Children's M inistry throughout all services, a nd there are variosu other c lasses for teens, married coup les, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. ( For registration call: 385-3111). C heck us out on the Web at w ww.sebringgrace.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and R estoration Ministries, (nond enominational) 2200 N. Avon B lvd., AvonPark, FL33825. P hone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. S unday service: Sunday School, 1 0 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. W ednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. P astor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church ( ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview D rive., Sebring. David Thoresen, D eacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, t hird and fifth Sunday each m onth, and Rev. Jefferson Cox o n the second and fourth Sunday o f each month. Jim Helwig, o rganist/choir director. Worship s ervice at 9:30 a.m.; Holy E ucharist is every Sunday. C offee hour on the first and third S unday of each month. Council m eeting on the first Monday of m onth; Ladies Group WELCA m eets at noon second Monday of m onth with lunch. Bring a dish to p ass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 4712663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 3857848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-1163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site atwww.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., AvonPark. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Children's Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at:www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8:15 and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10 and 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 314-0482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.n et Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 4021684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page atwww.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL33875; 471-1122; email unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. ACongregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:covpres@strato.net; Web site:www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4533242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, adult and college age, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group (ages 11-18), 4-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gail Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site,http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 3852438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girl s, second and fourth Wednesday s, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Cente r for Worship Sunday: Sunda y School, 9:45 a.m.; Holines s meeting, 11 a.m.; and Prais e meeting and lunch, noon Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m .; and Women's Ministries, 7 p.m Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. Fo r more information, visit the We b sit e www.salvationarmysebring.co m or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodis t Church, 105 S. Pine St ., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C Bryant, pastor. Tradition al Worship Service at 8:10 an d 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in th e FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Scho ol at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodi st Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m Sundays with Rick Heilig, you th director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunda y worship service is broadcast ove r WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services First United Methodis t Church, 200 South Lake Avenu e, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 453 3759, R. James Weiss, Pasto r, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worsh ip 10:30 a.m. Bible study thir d Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m Prayer Shawl Ministry on the se cond and fourth Friday of th e month at 2 p.m. for women wh o love God and crocheting. Visit u s at our church Web site: www.fum cap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (ove rlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placi d, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ba ll. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pa storal assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Lovin g nursery care provided ever y Sunday morning. Yout h Fellowship, 5 p.m. Bib le Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies an d Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to kno w Christ and make Him known. Ca ll the church office at 465-2422 o r check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m .; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m ., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nurse ry provided for all services. Phon e 382-1736 www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake Unite d Methodist Church, 817 0 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98 ) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weave r Jr., Pastor. Worship servic e starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: PLACESTOWORSHIP First United Methodist Church of Sebring SEBRING The Rev. A .C. Bryant will bring on S unday the message "The W orld Hates Jesus" with S cripture from John 15:182 5. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. t he "Growing with God" f amily night continues in the F amily Life Center. SAK Comedy Club is t onight at 6 p.m. in the F amily Life Center. Plan now to attend the E aster Celebration and Egg H unt for children coming up S aturday, April 23. Call the church office for i nformation at 385-5184. T he church is downtown at 1 26 S. Pine St. Visit the Web s ite at www.sebringfirst umc.comHeartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moore's sermon this week will be "Three I Ams" with Scripture from Romans 1:1416. Service will also include George Kelly singing "My Lord and I;" Stan Skidmore singing "You Raised Me Up;" and The Heartland Singers singing "New Shoes." The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix), phone 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID On Saturday, the Youth Group will host a Relay for Life Car Wash from 9 a.m. to noon on the church campus at the lighthouse. Claude Burnett, pastoral assistant, will preach Sunday on the Lenten theme, "He Chose the Nails" at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service. Senior Pastor Rev. Fred Ball will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service at Rob Reynolds Hall. Lake Placid Health Care Worship Service at 3:45 p.m. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, phone 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, "Qualifications for Spiritual Leaders," is taken from I Timothy 3. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the Sunday morning and evening services.Resurection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the First Sunday of Lent, the sermon will be based on the fourth chapter of Matthew. The Busy Bodies meet at 9 a.m. Monday in Burke Hall. The Healing/Prayer Shawl meeting is at 1 p.m., the Lenten services begin at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday (Fragrance Free at the evening service). Choir Practice begins at 3:30 on Thursday.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the sermon topic will be "Song of Forgiveness" taken from Psalm 32. AARPDriver's Course is at 8 a.m. Friday, March 18.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. David Altman will speak in the morning worship service from the "It's All About Jesus" series, a study of Colossians. Children's church and a nursery are available. The Awana clubs meet at 5:30 p.m. The pasto r will speak in the 6 p.m. wo rship hour from the "House of Prayer" series. Tuesday at 11 a.m. Forever Friends will meet featuring the SIM Troubadours. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information call 385-0752.The Way ChurchSEBRING "Rahab and the Spies" is the title of Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum's message with scripture from Joshua chapter 2. On Saturday there will b e a work day at the church beginning at 8 a.m. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 4716140; the pastor's cell is 214-6190. For church info rmation and the pastor's me ssages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 8B RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Friday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sun'sfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Church News

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Associated Press CRANSTON, R.I. The Cranston School Committee has v oted to keep a prayer banner on public display at a city high school, even if it means a costly legal battle against the A merican Civil Liberties Union. The committee Monday v oted 4-3 to keep the banner at Cranston West that starts "Our Heavenly Father ..." and ends w ith "Amen." The ACLU has said it will sue the school board if the banner remains. The ACLU says the banner v iolates the constitutional separation of church and state. The banner that urges students to do their best has been hanging in the school since the late 1950s. Last year the ACLU asked the school to remove it after getting a complaint from a parent. Students are not required to recite the banner's message. About 200 people attended Monday's meeting, with most supporting the banner. There is so much conflict i n marriages today. The d ivorce rate is higher than it h as ever been and the kids g et caught in the middle. A nd there are more single m oms now than ever before i n history. Single motherh ood may be the most diffic ult job in the world. Again, t he children suffer, but so d oes the mom. It is easy for society to c riticize the young mother w ho abandons her children. I t is easy to judge the abus ive young parent. What we o lder folks tend to forget is t hat we had family or neighb ors or a mate to help us at l east part of the day (with t he exception of military w ives who often have to go i t alone). It is impossible to give l ove if you haven't been g iven any. I once read an a nalogy that went somet hing like this: Picture your heart as a reservoir of love, a love tank if you will. When you are loved, your tank gets full and you then have love to put in someone else's tank. When your tank is empty, you have no love to share with others. We tend to think of love as a cuddly good feeling. Actually, that feeling comes from giving and receiving love. It is not love itself, but a byproduct of it. When a parent spanks a child (not beats) for doing something that could cause injury or other harm, that parent is loving that child. That parent is trying to teach the child not to do harmful things. Without love the parent wouldn't care if there was harm. Love is an action. It protects, nurtures, serves, encourages, plays, laughs, disciplines and instructs. If we love our parents, we obey them. If we love God, we obey Him. The Bible tells wives to obey their husbands. It also tells wives to love their husbands and children (Titus 2:4). Never does the Bible instruct us to love anyone because they deserve it. If we only love deserving people (who's to determine that?) who will show love to the unlovable? God does. Jesus Christ died on a cruel cross for the thieves, robbers, murderers, drug pushers, and everyone who would put their trust in Him. God loves the unlovable. God has a plan. God teaches us how to love. He set the supreme example. Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo.com Special to the News-SunSEBRING The ladies quartet "Forever B e Sure" will be featured in the third offeri ng of the Winter Concert series at M aranatha Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Friday, M arch 18. "Forever Be Sure" was established in 2 008 for the composing, arranging and perf orming of sacred music. An outgrowth of a f amily ministry, the ladies quartet is comp rised of extended family and friends who s hare a common passion for sacred music. C ombining rich, biblical lyrics with tasteful, c ulturally-appropriate music, they offer a f ull selection of fresh vocal, piano and i nstrumental music, as well as musical d rama. Examples can be viewed on their W eb site at www.ForeverBeSure.com. Afourth and final concert in the 2011 s eries will feature the gifted and dynamic d uet team of The Matthews Brothers at 7 p .m. Saturday, April 2. The Maranatha congregation extends a c ordial welcome to friends from the commun ity to share these events. The church is located in Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road, two miles east of State Road-17 North in Sebring. For more information, call 382-4301 or 382-8594. KOC serving fish during LentAVON PARK The Knights of Columbus Council 14717 of Avon Park will be serving a delicious baked fish dinner starting today and continuing during the six weeks of Lent. Adifferent entree will be offered each week, including herb-crusted tilapia, baked stuffed flounder, cod loin, catfish and shrimp/tuna marinara. The cost of the meal is $8, which includes three side dishes, dessert, roll and beverage. Dinner will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Grogan Center at Our Lady of Grace Church. Carry-outs will be available.3 congregations to hold baptisms at Sunridge BaptistSEBRING Three congregations will be brought together on Sunday with the observance of baptism, utilizing the baptistry in the sanctuary of Sunridge Baptist Church at 3704 Valerie Blvd. During the morning worship service, beginning at 10:45 a.m., Sunridge Baptist Church will observe the ordinance of baptism at the beginning of the worship service for two of their new members. Rev. Tim Finch, the new pastor at Sunridge Baptist Church, will baptize his members. At the end of the morning worship service, Rev. Errol Palmer, pastor of Community of Grace Baptist Church of Sebring, will baptize new members of that congregation. The Community of Grace Baptist Church has been using the facilities of Sunridge Baptist Church for their worship services for at least the last 18 months, and the two congregations have had several joint worship services during that time, as well as coordinated and staffed Vacation Bible School together. At the evening worship service beginning at 6:30 p.m., the New Birth Baptist Church of Sebring, with Rev. Lucious Holley as pastor, will baptize new members of their congregation. In recent months, the New Birth congregation has had several baptism services in the baptistry of the sanctuary at Sunridge Baptist Church, as their current meeting facility does not have a baptistry. Call 382-3695.Saint James Parish celebrates RitesLAKE PLACID The Parish of Saint James Catholic Church in Lake Placid, will joyfully celebrate the combined Rites of Signing and Sending. The Rites are for adults who have been discerning for many months how their desire to become members of the Catholic faith. They have been participating in the Catholic inquiry Process known as RCIA. Father Michael Cannon will celebrate two of the rites during the Vigil Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. These Rites are major steps for an adult who desires to become Catholic. During the Rites, the sponsors and godparents will affirm that they believe the catechumens (the unbaptized) and candidates (baptized Christians who are not in full communion with the Catholic Church) have taken their desire to become Catholic very seriously and are ready to proceed. The parish community will also participate in the Rite by praying for the catechumens and candidates. Father Cannon will then send the "soon to be Elect" to Epiphany Cathedral in Venice on Sunday, where Bishop Frank Dewane will accept them and they will celebrate the Rite of the Elect. All parishes throughout the diocese will be present for this event. The Bishop, in the name of the Church, carries out the act of admitting the catechumens and candidates as the Elect. St. James is extremely proud of this group of candidates, the RCIATeam Members, as well as the sponsors and godparents. FBC of Lake Placid plans eventsLAKE PLACID First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, located at 119 E. Royal Palm Street in Lake Placid, will host the following events this week: Acar wash will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church parking lot, supporting youth summer programs. Donations are greatly appreciated. Hot-dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase. The Primetimers will host a covered dish luncheon at noon on Monday. in fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish and a friend. Paul von Merveldt Sr. will be speaking about estate planning and senior tax needs.Handbell concert plannedLAKE PLACID The Praise Ringers of First Presbyterian Church will host a handbell concert entitled Expressions of Faith featuring The Praise Ringersaccompanied by the Worship Singers, piano and organ at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Sweets will be served in the courtyard at 3:30 p.m. This concert is in partial fulfillment of the Master's Thesis of K. Joy TollChandler, choir director, fo r the Concordia University Master of Church Music program. The church is at 117 N. Oak Ave. Call 465-2742.Memory, aging seminar setSEBRING Sebring Christian Church is happy to sponsor another free "Normal Memory and Aging" Seminar on Friday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No reservations will be required this time as we w ill serve only light refreshments. MBACoordinator Kathleen Houseweart from Sarasota Memorial Hospita l Memory Disorder Clinic will help participants unde rstand the normal changes that occur in memory as w e age, what isn't normal and what we can do to preserve brain function. On Sunday, March 20, Grace Harmony in concert at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free but they will gratefull y accept a love offering. The church is at 4514 Hammock Road (the last church on the right just before you enter the park). Call 382-6676.Upward Basketball awards March 21SEBRING First Baptist Sebring will hold a n UpWard Awards Celebratio n for all those parents and children, coaches, announc ers and workers who were involved in UpWard baske tball or cheerleading this year, on Monday, March 21 at 6 p.m., in the church sanctuary. This year's special guest is Robyn Slain, a professional basketball entertaine r from the Orlando area. The church is at 200 East Cente r St.Lenten Services set at St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. Lynne Josselyn will be the speaker at the first of four mid-week 30-minute Lente n Services beginning at noon Wednesday, March 16 in th e church sanctuary. Services are planned for the same time on March 23, 30 and April 6 all reflecting on John 3:16. Avariety of vocal and instrumental music will be featured. After each half-hour serv ice, a soup lunch will be served in the fellowship hall. The church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive. Call the church office at 382-1736. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.com AVON PARK BINGO1091 W. Main St., Avon Park € 863-453-2727 (Corner of SR 64 & US 27) 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! MATINEE SUN & WED ELECTRONICPOWER TOUCH 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 SEAMLESS GUTTERS … Specials5 INCH GUTTERS$2.99PER LINEAR FOOT6 INCH GUTTERS$3.99PER LINEAR FOOTMany Colors Available RELIGION Courtesy photo Forever Be Sure' will be featured in the third offering of the Winter Concert Series at Maranatha Baptist Church on March 18. Snapshots Forever Be Sure in concert March 18 Read Luke 15:11-24 Several years ago in the Lake Placid area there lived a man of the Baptist persuasion that many of us called "Uncle Joe." He wasn't really our uncle, but we called him that as a sign of respect. He was a working man, a dragline operator by profession. (I got this story from a man who worked with Uncle Joe for many years). Aunt Lois had given Uncle Joe a list of things to pick up at the store and started down one of the aisles between the rows of groceries, he was suddenly confronted by a dirty, slovenly, drunken woman. As I think about this story, I wonder if my reaction at that point might not have been to quickly get into another aisle. But the Bible that Uncle Joe lived by told him that here was a person who needed help. Believe it or not, Uncle Joe stopped and talked to her for a minute or two and then loaded her into his truck and took her home to Aunt Lois. Now I ask you men, what would your wife say if you brought home such a "prize?" Well, fortunately, Aunt Lois read and believed in the same Bible as Uncle Joe. In a little bit, Aunt Lois had the woman in the bathtub, scrubbing her good. She found some suitable clothes and got the woman dressed and seated at the supper table. That evening as they sat and talked with her, they learned that she was originally from Kentucky. She had not been home or had contact with her family in several years, as she had drifted into a rather unsavory lifestyle and was ashamed to go home. They talked with her and read some Scripture (perhaps Luke 15:11-24) and encouraged her to go home. The next morning Uncle Joe took her to the bus station, got her a ticket to her hometown, gave her money for food along the way and put her on the bus. We will never know what happened in Kentucky, but I have often wondered if my faith is as strong as that of Uncle Joe Stidham. How about you? Floyd Rider is a Lake Placid resident and a long-time Sunday school teacher. How strong is your faith? Guest Column Floyd Rider Do you feel loved? You should The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ R.I. school board votes to keep prayer on display

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It's a shame that no one in the family is willing to point out to your volatile sister-in-law that the "annoyance" she's feeling is selfish and insensitive. However, because no one is, it might be better that Anita be excluded from family gatherings in which she might feel her son is getting short shrift. And you should ask the person who is repeating her complaints to you to please stop sharing them. That should solve your problem. DearAbby: I am a married man, but not happily. I have been taking the kids on play dates with a neighbor woman who has been kind enough to meet with the children and doesn't seem to care too much that I'm a guy. As you can imagine, most women will not bother to befriend a man they know is married. She has two kids who are close in age to mine. She is 19 years younger than I am and lives with her boyfriend. I have fallen in love with her. I know I can't tell her, and I doubt she feels the same toward me. When we part, we do hug each other. It makes me feel fantastic, something I haven't experienced for a long time. Should I continue getting together with her or should I avoid her? I fee l both happy and sad when I see h er because I realize she is basically out of reach. Perplexed in Wiscons in Dear Perplexed: You feel lonely and isolated. It is understandable that you would be drawn to whatever warmt h you can get, but this youn g woman is not the answer to your problem. Call a halt to this relationship so that you can work on your rea l problem which is your unhappy marriage. Once you sort that out, everything else will fall into place. But continuing to see this woman as things are will only perpetuate your pain. DearAbby: Afew months ago I ran into an old friend at the spa. She told me to call her and pla n to get together with her. I have called her, but she never seems receptive to actually getting together. She called me once and invited me over to sit by the pool, but that's been the extent of it. We're both married wit h children and work part time. I feel as though I'm bothering her when I call since she never makes an effort to return my calls o r accept my invitations. However, when we run in to each other at events or the spa, she's chatty and friendly. Should I stop putting o ut the effort? Can't Figure It O ut DearCan't: Yes. You'v e taken the first step, and th e second. The ball is now in her court. Stop calling and let her make the next move. If she doesn't, she was probably making poli te conversation when she su ggested you get together. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know.' To order, send a business-sized, selfaddressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.) Attention paid to dying boy embitters his jealous aunt Dear Abby By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticIt, like, totally pains me to say this, but "Take Me Home Tonight" is a bummer. Anostalgic homage to the romantic-comedy romps of the 1980s, "Take Me Home Tonight" cycles through all the conventions of the genre without breathing any new life into them, or offering characters who are developed well enough to make us care about them. Director Michael Dowse's film isn't a full-on John Hughes parody, like "Not Another Teen Movie," but it still may as well come with a checklist at the door, just so you can keep track of all the 80s cliches. It would make the whole experience a little more fun and interactive. There's the wild, all-night party that brings together people from varying social strata, the nerdy guy who finally gets the girl of his dreams, the pretty, popular girl who's tired of being pretty and popular. And like the similarly big-haired, acid-washed "Hot Tub Time Machine," it wallows in the period kitsch, complete with one-hit wonders like "Safety Dance" and "Come On Eileen" (although, thankfully, the Eddie Money song of the same name as the film's title is nowhere to be found). But once you get past giggling at how ridiculous we all looked back then, you realize there isn't much story there to keep you hooked. Topher Grace, the film's star, actually helped come up with that story, and the movie itself exists in a bit of a time warp; "Take Me Home Tonight" was shot back in 2007, and is just now seeing the light of day. So just to make the whole exercise feel even more weirdly dated, Grace in real life is now 32. In the movie, though, the year is 1988, and Grace's character, Matt Franklin, has just graduated from MIT. But instead of landing some prestigious engineering job, he's working at a video store at the mall and living at home with his parents in Los Angeles'San Fernando Valley. (For all you true fans out there, Matt and his friends went to Shermer High School the fictional high school where John Hughes set his tales.) But as is so often the case in these movies, this reserved guy goes a little crazy over one long night. Along for the ride are his twin sister, Wendy (Anna Faris), and his obligatory, wacky best friend, Barry (Dan Fogler, essentially doing a Sam Kinison impression). They all go to an endof-summer bash because they know that Tori (Teresa Palmer), the beautiful, blonde prom queen Matt's secretly loved from afar, will be there. Back in high school, Tori wouldn't give Matt the time of day on her Swatch watch. But now that she thinks he's a big-time banker with Goldman Sachs, she's suddenly interested. Naturally, all his lies will catch up with him, and his moment of truth will come before a massive group of people. But first, Barry does insane amounts of cocaine and winds up in a creepy threesome (the only scene that's truly funny or unexpected) and Wendy must decide whether to marry her longtime boyfriend, a jerk named Kyle (Chris Pratt). Since he's so clearly wrong for her, there's never any tension in this subplot. Grace ordinarily has a ton of natural likability he's got that boy-next-door thing going, combined with a confident, deadpan sense of humor. Here, it's such a foregone conclusion that Matt and Tori will end up together despite the brief contrivances in their way, there's no point in wasting the energy to root for them. You may as well busy yourself with your Rubik's Cube. 1980s homage Take Me Home Tonight' is a bummer Movie Review Take Me Home Tonight' Rating: R language, sexual content and drug use) Running time: 97 minutes Review: (of 4) Relativity Media Topher Grace stars as Matt Franklin and Dan Fogler stars as Barry Nathan in Take Me Home Tonight.' By DENISE LAVOIE Associated PressBOSTON Jeff K inney has made more t han enough money writi ng about one Wimpy Kid t o live comfortably for the r est of his life. But thinking about the m illions of kids he reaches e ach month through the p opular children's website P optropica.com makes him k eep his day job. "It's the other great love o f my life," said Kinney, a uthor of the best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid" b ook and movie series. It's very difficult to walk a way from an audience of 1 0 million kids a month. T o know that you can m ake a positive impact on w hat they're learning and w hat they're experiencing o nline is sort of addictive." The books are told from t he perspective of Greg H effley, a self-centered m iddle school boy whose a ngst over growing up a nd dealing with bullies, g irls and sibling rivalry a mong other things is c onveyed in funny stories a nd simple sketches. On P optropica, kids create t heir own avatars and can p lay and learn while e xploring virtual islands t hrough storytelling. Next week, Kinney will b ring his "Wimpy Kid" b ooks to Poptropica with a n ew Wimpy Wonderland i sland. Amovie, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," was r eleased last year, and a s econd movie, "Diary of a W impy Kid 2: Rodrick R ules," is set to be r eleased March 25. Kinney, the father of t wo boys, sees himself as p art author, part cartoonist, p art Web designer and all D ad. "There's a lot of junk in t he world for kids, and we t ry not to add to that. We t ry to create something t hat's quality," said K inney, who lives in P lainville, a small town a bout 30 miles southwest o f Boston, on the Rhode I sland border. In 2001, while he was w orking on the book, he t ook a job at the Bostonb ased Family Education N etwork, a business unit o f Pearson PLC, publisher o f the Financial Times and P enguin books. He worked a s a design director for v arious websites, includi ng funbrain.com, a popul ar kids'site for online e ducational games. Parts o f "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" w ere first published on f unbrain in 2004. In 2007, the Family E ducation Network l aunched Poptropica, a site K inney came up with w hile mowing his lawn. In a little over three years, P optropica has become o ne of the largest virtual w ebsites for pre-teens, a veraging 8 million to 10 m illion unique visitors m onthly. Kinney's boss, Jess B rallier, said Kinney's w ork on the "Wimpy Kid" b ooks and Poptropica may l ook easy but Kinney does t hings over and over until t hey're just right. Kinney i s creative director and e xecutive producer of P optropica, and he works o n every aspect of the site, f rom creating the islands t o making sure the chat w ith historic characters is p reprogrammed so kids h ave no real contact with a nyone else using the site. Wimpy Kid' author keeps day job on kids' website

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Friday, March 11, 2011FAMILYFEATURES Y es, there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It's found in each blade of grass growing in Ireland's lush pastures. Small herds of cows graze freely, and the milk, rich in beta-carotene from the grass, produces butter and cheeses of an exceptionally golden hue. Thousands of years before the Irish discovered potatoes, dairy cows, milk and butter were being woven into the fabric of Irish society, according to the Cork Butter Museum in Cork City, Ireland. The Cork Butter Exchange, a market created by the merchants of Cork City in 1769, was in its time, the largest butter market in the world, exporting as far away as Europe and America. Today, dairy products continue to play an important role in Irish cooking. Cooperatives of farmers, creameries and cheesemakers provide delicious Irish butter and cheeses throughout the U.S. under the Kerrygold label. Here are some iconic recipes from some stars of Irish cooking, using Kerrygold cheeses and butter. To learn more about Kerrygold, and for where-to-buy information, visit www.kerrygold.com/usa. Roasted Root Vegetable Soup Serves 4 to 6 "You can substitute pumpkin, turnip or celeriac for the swede (rutabaga), or just use a mixture this is a very flexible recipe." Neven Maguire, chef/owner of the renowned MacNean House and Restaurant in Blacklion, County Cavan, Ireland; popular TVcooking star and cookbook author1 small swede (rutabaga) cut into cubes 2 carrots, cut into cubes 1 parsnip, cut into cubes 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) Kerrygold Irish Butter 1 onion, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 1 quart (4 cups) vegetable stock 1/2 cup single cream (orsubstitute half and half) Salt and freshly ground black pepper Preheat oven to 400¡F. Place swede, carrots and parsnip on baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season generously and roast for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown and tender, shaking baking sheet occasionally to ensure even cooking. Meanwhile, heat remaining tablespoon olive oil and butter in large heavy-based pot, and add onion, celery, garlic and thyme. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until softened but not browned, stirring occasionally. Add roasted root vegetables to pan and then pour in stock. Bring gently to boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes until completely tender, stirring occasionally. PurŽe with a hand blender until completely smooth. To serve, stir cream into soup. Gently heat through and season to taste, then ladle into warmed bowls. Note: You don't have to add the cream if you're watching the calories, but you might need a little extra stock to thin the soup.Cheese ToastiesServes 4 to 6 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) Kerrygold Irish Butter 8 slices firm, country-style white bread 1 package (7 ounces) Kerrygold DublinerCheese, grated 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives Salt and freshly ground black pepper Butter bread and arrange cheese over half of the slices, buttered side down. Sprinkle with chives and cover with remaining slices, buttered side up. Preheat a griddle or large non-stick frying pan and cook sandwiches two at a time 2 minutes each side until golden brown and cheese has melted. Keep hot. To serve, cut the cheese toasts into fingers. Brown Soda BreadMakes 2 loaves"This is an all-purpose and relatively foolproof recipe based on several I collected while researching The Country Cooking of Ireland.'" author Colman Andrews, whose Irish cookbook won the 2010 James Beard Foundation award for Best International Cookbook and Cookbook of the Year3 1/2 cups stone-ground whole wheat flour, preferably Irish orIrish-style 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour, preferably Irish, orpastry flour, plus more fordusting 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1teaspoon softened Kerrygold Irish Butter, plus more for greasing 1 3/4 to 2 cups room-temperature buttermilk Preheat oven to 375¡F. Mix wheat flour, white flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Work butter into mixture with your fingers. Form a well in the middle of flour mixture and pour buttermilk into the well. Form your hand into a rigid claw and stir dough slowly but steadily in a spiral motion, starting in the middle and working outwards. Dough should be soft but not too wet or sticky. (Start with 1 3/4 cups buttermilk, gradually adding, if necessary, to achieve the right consistency.) Turn dough out onto a floured board. Flour your hands lightly, then shape dough into a flat rectangle about 2 inches high. Cut dough in half lengthwise with a wet knife, then gently push each half into a lightly greased glass or foil loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the tops of the loaves are nicely browned. Serve this bread with plenty of Kerrygold Irish Butter.DublinerShepherd's PieMakes 4 to 6 servings"Our family loves a hearty shepherd's pi e after a long day working on the farm. Because our cows produce milk to make Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese, we like to add some shredded Dubliner to the potat o crust." Donal Murphy, Kerrygold dairy farmer, Bandon, County Cork, IrelandPotato Topping: 1 1/4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons Kerrygold Irish Butter 1/3 cup milk 1 cup shredded Kerrygold DublinerCheese 1/2 teaspoon salt Filling: 1 pound lean ground beef 2 tablespoons Kerrygold Irish Butter 1 medium onion, chopped 4 small carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick 2 tablespoons flour 3/4 cup Guinness Stout 3/4 cup beef stock 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed Preheat oven to 375¡F and lightly butter an 11x 7-inch baking dish. Cook potatoes in boiling water for 15 minut es or until very tender; drain well. Mash with butter and milk until smooth, the n stir in cheese and salt and set aside. Crumble beef into a medium skillet and cook until no longer pink; remove from skillet and set aside. In same ski llet, melt butter. Add onion and carrots ; cook for 10 minutes over medium heat to softe n, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute more. Add Guinness, stock, thyme and sal t; cook and stir until mixture is slightly thickened then stir in peas and cooked beef. Spoon into prepared baking dish then spread potato mixture over the top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or unti l top is lightly browned. Rhubarb CrumbleServes 6"Crumbles are the ultimate comfort food. Vary the fruit according to the season." Darina Allen, founder of the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, County Cork, Ireland Brown Soda Bread, Roasted Root Vegetable Soup and Cheese Toasties Rhubarb Crumble DublinerShepherd's P ie Filling: 1 1/2 pounds rhubarb, cut in 1/2-inch slices 1/2 cup sugar Crumble: 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) Kerrygold Irish Butter 4 ounces (scant 1 cup) white flour, preferably unbleached 1/4 cup superfine sugar Preheat oven to 350¡F. In bowl, mix filling ingredients; turn into a 1-quart (4 cups) capacity pie dish. Rub butter into flour just until mix ture resembles coarse breadcrumbs, then stir in sugar. Sprinkle this mixture over rhubarb in the pie dish. Bake for 30 to 45 min utes until topping is cooked and gold en. Serve with whipped cream and so ft brown sugar, or try stirring a little Amaretto into your cream. Recipe adapted from the "Ballymaloe Cookery Course Book" published by Kyle Cathie.



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SFCCwins 12th straightPAGE1BJobless rate creeps upPAGE2AIrish gold on the tablePAGE12BNEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, March 11-12, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 30 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 68 42Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Mostly sunny and cooler Forecast Question: Do you think Avon Park City Manager Bruce Behrens is doing a good job? Next question: Do you think the teacher merit pay and tenure bill will become law this time? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Merlyn Butterfield Age 85, of East Moline, Ill. Betty Carlton Cope Age 79, of A von Park Patricia Anne Voges Age 91, of Sebring James H. Wedemeier Age 49, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 68.6% No 31.4% Total votes: 51 Classifieds 9A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar7B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living 5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 11B Religion 8B Police Blotter 2A Sports On TV 2B Index Remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour Saturday night Going green in Green Park 12 Hours of Sebring News-Sun file photo by KATARASIMMONS Race fans have been known to go through quite a lot of beverages. This year, they will be able to recycle them much easier right at the Raceway. After they get done with their art projects, that is. The Turn 10 camp even came up with its own logo for the groups recycling effort (above). Race fans revving up recycling efforts News-Sun photo by ROMONAWASHINGTO N Ms. Edna Bowers was recognized by the staff and residents at Royal Care on International Womens Day. With her are members of her family sons, Joe and Bud (Sandy) Bowers; daughter, Martha Bowers Lyle; granddaughters, Holly Lyle and Lesley Lyle; great-grandsons, Brad Booth and Dane Lyle; and niece, Christy Lyle. News-Sun staffAVON PARK It was a celebration of Mardi Gras, a recognition of International Womens Day and another day in the life of Edna Boots Bowers that shes not likely to forget. It was all just a big, wonderful surprise to me, Bowers said. I didnt know all that was going to happen; I just thought we were going to a party. Residents at Royal Care gathered in the dining room Tuesday night with colorful beads around their necks and anticipation of being entertained by the Avon Park High School Band, under the direction of Anthony Jones. But, before the band began to play, it was announced that Tuesday was also the 100th year for International Womens Day, a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Pauline Au yang, from Royal Cares Activities Department, introduced Ms. Bowers, sharing a little of her history with the crowd. She was adopted at birth and was unsuccessful in finding her birth parents. Still, she had plenty of loving family with her Tuesday night. On hand to help her celebrate were three children, two grandchilBowers given chance to relive teen days Taking a trip back in time See BOWERS, page 8A By BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-Sun SEBRING Members of the famous Turn 10 encampment at the Sebring International Raceway have issued a challenge to their peers. They have declared themselves as the first green camp in Green Park during this years Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. As always the Race fans have put their own spin on the effort. Our motto is drink, recycle, repeat, said Turn 10 stalwart Lee Self. Last year, local Boy Scouts from Troop 846 partnered up with area Coca-Cola officials and began a coordinated recycling effort at the Raceway. There they harvested 22 bags of glass and plastic. It totaled out to 542 pounds of recyclable goods and that did not include another 14 bags or 400 pounds of aluminum. Turn 10 is one of the largest and most organized encampments at the 12 Hours, with a number of affiliated campgrounds also pledging support. Camp organizers said that by leading by example, they may be able to significantly increase the Boy Scouts efforts this year. We already have contacted CocaCola and they are providing us with the bins, Self said. Additional campsites pledging to participate range from the larger groups such as McGruffs and FTroop to smaller enthusiast gatherings such as Camp LaBomba, the Loony Tunes, The Racing Flamingos and others. John Higgins of Coca-Cola has revealed this year that the companys recycling arm is bringing in a couple of special vehicles to aid in the effort. The first is a Portable Processing Center or PPC. The PPC was developed by Coca-Cola Recycling to fill the need for a cost-effective/efficient system for processing plastic and aluminum containers. It provides an automated system that separates and crushes aluminum Our motto is drink, recycle, repeat.LEESELF Turn 10 group member See FANS, page 8A I got to play the bass drum and I havent played it since 1940.EDNABOWERS By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING ASebrin g teenager was transported to Tampa General in serio us condition on Wednesday aft er being struck by a car. Bryan K. Turner, 13, w as hit by a 1996 Nissan fou rdoor on Bassage Road, tw otenths of a mile from Spar ta Road, while he was lyin g face down in the east-boun d lane, a Florida Highw ay Patrol release said. According to the FH P, Turner was playing in t he road just after 7:30 p.m Boy, 13, run over by car FHP report says he was lying in road See BOY, page 8A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The numbe rs at the voting polls o n Tuesday were the lowest in decades. Of the 5,755 regi stered voters within the city of Sebring only 7 percent (424) voted in Tuesdays election of city council members. Deputy Supervisor of Elections Giselle Aceved o stated on Thursday mornin g that results will be offici al today. They are holding a mee tFells wins spot on council Fells See FELLS, page 8A Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun

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Rummage sale to benefit Humane Society SaturdaySEBRING The H umane Society of H ighlands County will hold a rummage and book sale f rom 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on S aturday at the Bert J. Harris J r. Agriculture Center at G eorge Boulevard and U.S. 2 7. There will be many items f or sale, such as bicycles, f urniture, small appliances, c omputer items and books. Call Ann Smith at 2730 049 for more information.Two free computer classes at librariesThe Heartland Library C ooperative continues its m ission to offer free weekly c omputer classes to citizens o f Highlands County. C urrently, Introduction to P Cs, Intermediate PCs and W eb Based Email are being o ffered at Lake Placid M emorial Library on W ednesdays, Sebring Public L ibrary on Fridays, and A von Park Public Library on T uesdays. Introduction to the I nternet, and Word P rocessing will also be o ffered. Introduction to the I nternet will allow users the c hance for hands-on experie nce in surfing the World W ide Web (www) in a cont rolled environment. The W ord Processing class will e ncompass text formatting, a nd teach users the cut, copy a nd paste functions. For schedules and inform ation, call Lake Placid M emorial Library at 6993 705, Sebring Public Library a t 402-6716 or Avon Park P ublic Library at 452-3803. Scribes Night Out is SundaySEBRING At 6:30 p.m. o n the second and fourth S undays of each month at B rewsters Coffee House, S cribes Night Out is a gathe ring of local writers who s hare readings of their work w ith the public. The H eartland Cultural Alliance s ponsors the event along w ith Bruce Rogers of B rewsters. The featured writer lineup for March includes Dottie Wexford (March 13), author of May Snow, and Jim Gulledge (March 27), author of Heartstrings and Funny Bones. Tentatively scheduled for April 10 is Dawn Batterbee Miller. After the featured writer, and a short break, the microphone is open to anyone who wants to share their writing, whether published or not. Books by published authors will be available for purchase at each event. To schedule a date to read as a featured author, contact Sherry Carlson by e-mail or phone at sherry@vistanet.net or (954) 319-2140.AARP offers Driver Safety ProgramSEBRING AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered from 1-4 p.m. March 16 and 17 at First Presbyterian Church, in their education building at 319 Poinsettia Ave., near downtown Sebring. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers payable to AARP. There is no written or driving test. The size of the class is limited. Call Arlyn Fisher at 3140401 to sign up for the class.LP Historical Society plans quarterly meetingLAKE PLACID At 2:30 p.m. Sunday will be the quarterly membership meeting of the Lake Placid Historical Society. Aprogram called Tidbits of History will be presented of these topics: Henderson Family; Tower of Happiness; and Melvil Dewey. Asurprise, well-known speaker will be at this event. There will also be a Melvil Dewey Look Alike Contest. Details are available at the Depot Musueum, 465-1771. Dues are payable. To make this museum all it can be, support and help are needed. The Depot Museum is at 12 Park Ave. The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday during the Saturday Market. Members and all interested persons are welcome. SHS Project Graduation plans chicken barbecueSEBRING Today there will be a chicken barbecue at Firemens Field Main Entrance near the baseball stadium from 4-7 p.m. to help raise funds for this years Project Graduation. Tickets are $7 per meal and includes a half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, roll, cookie and a drink. Carry out and dine in service will be available. Walk ups are welcome or tickets can be purchased in advance from Sebring High School and/or by calling 664-9511. There is a home varsity baseball game against Lake Wales for anyone interested in watching a local ball game after their meal.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 will have a Legion E-board meeting at 2 p.m. today. Meal will be by Sons of the American Legion and music will be by Lora Patton. Adistrict meeting is set for 10 a.m. Saturday. Karoake with Naomi. For more information and menu selection, call 453-4553. The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have music by Joe and Jackie from 5-8 p.m. today. Karaoke by Cowbells from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For more information and menu selection, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host music with L&LDuo today. Bingo is set for 2 p.m. Saturday with early bird at 1:30 p.m. Horse races will be at 5:30 p.m. For more information and menu selection, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host Texas Holdem at 2 p.m. today. Music with Larry Musgrave is set for 6-10 p.m. On Saturday, bingo bango is set for 2 p.m. and music with Steve and Peggy from 6-10 p.m. For more information and menu selection, call 465-0131. SEBRING AmVets Post 21 will serve a corned beef dinner from 57 p.m. Saturday. Karaoke by Peg and Perry to follow at 7 p.m.Appreciation Celebration Musical set for Andrea MathisSEBRING An Appreciation Celebration Musical for Andrea Keete Mathis will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Bountiful Blessings Church of God, Moments after making the m ost difficult decision of her l ife, Crissie Carpenter t hought she heard her husb ands voice, softly whisperi ng in her ear. It is what it is, he said. Asimple saying, it was a lso Lance Cpl. Andrew C arpenters favorite. And it g ave comfort to his wife, e ight months pregnant, as she m ade the crushing choice to r emove him from life support f rom roughly 4,500 miles a way, unable to fly to G ermany with her due date s o near. I told his mom to hold his h and and that I didnt want to b e on the phone when it happ ened, the Marines widow t old The Unknown Soldiers. I spoke to him three differe nt times they put the p hone up to his ear for me. Five days earlier, on V alentines Day 2011, the l ove of Crissies life was shot t hrough the neck by an e nemy sniper in Afghanistan. I t was a tragic moment that h er husband knew was comi ng, as evidenced by their f inal conscious phone call, w hich occurred three weeks b efore he was shot. We said I love you20 t imes before hanging up on t hat last phone call because I w ouldnt say goodbye, C rissie said. I have a feeling t hat he knew. Andrew, 27, told his wife t hat he was often at the front o f combat patrols while serving in Afghanistans volatile Helmand province with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. He fought valiantly, but was also deeply worried about what would happen to his wife and unborn son, Landon, after he was killed. I hope the events of Feb. 28 in Columbia, Tenn., put the fallen heros fears to rest. On that gray, somber Monday, I witnessed a city of 38,000 stand shoulder to shoulder with the Carpenters in a seminal display of genuine compassion and resounding patriotism. The funeral homes chapel and overflow room were packed beyond capacity. Thousands of citizens, including children and the elderly, stood in the cold mist to salute the hometown Marines funeral procession. It means so much to me, Crissie wants her fellow Tennesseans to know. Andy was a hero he is a hero. Having everyones support, even people I dont know, it makes you stronger. Its indescribable. In a memorial service full of touching moments, I learned about how Andrew, himself a child at heart, adored kids. He still collected action figures, even keeping the harmless secret from his wife. He loved to play soccer with his nephew, Caleb, an activity he missed deeply in Afghanistan, where millions of children still suffer in the shadows of terrorism. He loved kids, and I really liked that about him, Crissie said. He had a great, awesome personality a very nice, genuine person. I never heard him say anything mean about anyone. 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It is what it is COMMUNITYBRIEFS The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, March 9: Paul Thomas Brophy, 44, of Englewood, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of cocaine. Porfirio Colndres, 36, of Lakeland, was charged with driving with license suspended or revoked. Hubert Edwards, 81, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery on a person 65 years of age or older. Danielle Adele Evans, 29, of Altamonte Springs, was arrested on two out-of-county warrants reference acquire controlled substance by misrepresentation and petit theft. Dylan Lawrance Lynn Harper, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment. POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 5A See SOLDIER, page 8A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Unemployment numbers were up slightly in January in Highlands County according to the Agency for Workforce Innovations benchmark report, but another report shows that there are jobs available. Lots of jobs. The AWI press release dated Thursday shows Highlands County had a small bump in unemployed workers from 11.5 percent in December to 11.9 percent in January. The 2011 numbers were also slightly higher than the 11.4 percent unemployment rate of 2010. That amounts to 4,971 people seeking unemployment benefits, which is the same number calculated for December. The increase in percentage is due to a loss in available workers, the report showed. The local AWI office reported that Highlands lost 880 available workers, and there was a population drop in the county overall if 498 people from 2009 to 2010 from 99,713 to 99,215. Despite the fact that nearly 5,000 are drawing compensation, that does not mean there are not openings out there for those who want to work. I dont really understan d why we are staying rig ht around 12 percent. We ha ve over 1,200 jobs listed th at are available, said Rog er Hood, director for t he Highlands AWI. If people want a jo b right now, they could pro bably get one, Hood adde d. According to Hood, t he jobs are available across t he spectrum of industr y, except for construction. We are looking for thr ee CEOs and have sever al administrative jobs ava ilable right now. We can ev en find some training f or someone if they do not me et all the skills needed to d o the job as advertised , Hood offered. But the largest sector se eing a need for worker s, Hood said, was in agricu lture. We need about 40 0 workers to pick and pa ck blueberries, but there a re both skilled and unskill ed jobs available, Hood said Floridas seasonal ly adjusted unemployme nt rate in January was 11 .9 percent, down slightly fro m the 12 percent clocked in December of last year. Despite the high rat e, officials with the Agen cy For Workforce Innovatio n show that 8,400 more jo bs were available in January, a Jobless rate rises, but work is available See JOBS, page 8A Continued on page 8A

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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 EDITORIAL& OPINION Page 4ANews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.com To help you remember, here are a few f acts about the custom, culled from w ebexhibits.org/daylightsaving. The goal of daylight saving is to take a n hour of daylight from the morning a nd add it to the evening. It turns out the idea of daylight saving h as been around for centuries. Benjamin F ranklin wrote about the concept in 1 784, although there was no interest in i t at the time. The first regular use of daylight savi ng came during World War I, when both E ngland and Germany made use of it. In the United States the idea has been p opular and in use for decades, although there have been many experiments and adjustments along the way. As recently as 2007 Congress set the time changes for the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday in November. One constant, though, has been the 2 a.m. moment of change, because it creates the fewest disruptions. It took years for daylight saving to standardize the United States, as in the s and s each locality could choose when to reset its clocks. For example, the state of Iowa alone had 23 different start and stop dates. And on one 35-mile long stretch of bus route between Ohio and West Virginia, passengers had to change their watches seven times. Today Arizona is the only state in the union that does not use daylight saving time, although the Navaho Nation, partially in Arizona, does follow the practice, while the Hopi Indians whose reservation is completely surrounded by the Navahos like Arizona, do not change their clocks. There are other little oddities about daylight saving. For example, scientists in Antarctica, which has no daylight in winter, and 24 hours of sunlight in the summer, use daylight saving time. This is so they can synchronize with their supply bases in Chile and New Zealand. For the most bizarre consequence, however, take a case of Youve got time on your side I t is that time of year again. This Saturday night remember to set your clocks ahead an hour or you might miss church Sunday morning. I consider myself to be a decent citizen. I vote. I recycle. I dont litter. I yield to most pedestrian traffic. But when I received notice I was selected for jury service, I did what every red-blooded American does I wondered if I should pretend it got lost in the mail. Notice? What notice? Ive never seen any notice. Maybe this notice you speak of, maybe it had a little accident? The draft has been gone for over 30 years. Today if youre like me, you consider compulsory service to be putting down a book to listen to a flight attendant go over the safety announcements. Plus, I suspected the phrase No good deed ever goes unpunished, was written by a juror. But that still didnt stop me. No proverb was going to deter me. This was my chance to participate in a justice system of the people, by the people, for the people. I didnt even ask for a deferment. I was going against my instincts. I was stepping up to my civic duty enthusiasticallyeven if it was 7:30 AMacross townduring road construction. No prob. The notice stated jurors should dress business casual. Ive always considered business casual to be something ironed worn with uncomfortable shoes. Maybe it depends on your vocation. From the looks of some of the other jurors plodding along the halls of the courthouse their business was either a Crocs model, a lifeguard or an adult industry professional. Its justice whos blindas for the rest of us we see you! It was like their outfits were trying to increase their chances of being dismissed. Youre looking for someone who is impartial and has common sense. As you can see from my corduroy cut offs and Megadeth t-shirt clearly thats not me. I felt like some dingbat on a reality show who just realized the other housemates have a STRATEGY! When we reported for jury service, we were asked to sit in a large waiting room. We were given our badges. We were asked to fill out paperwork and turn it in. Then they called out a list of everyone who filled out the ir paperwork wrong or incom plete. Out of 80 people, about a third werent able t o fill out the paperwork on th e first try. No butterfly ballot s or anything. Just a straightforward fill in the bubble and sign here questionnaire of eligibility. At first I thought this was a good argument against the death penalty obviously these folks shouldnt be able to dole out any punishment yo u cant go back and correct later. But afterwards, I thin k it was another attempt fee ble of course to get out o f serving. If I dont know m y zip code, how am I gonna know reasonable doubt? But there I was: dressed appropriately, on time, paperwork correctly completed in black ink. Just a sitting duck, vulnerable wit h no exit strategy. I felt like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Not even a Koch brother could save me. We were told to wait for our names to be called. I read a couple of magazines More names were called. I scrolled Twitter. More nam es were called. I played iPhon e Scrabble and listened to the kvetching of the others with out a strategy. Youd think they had been forced to stack marbles in Siberia by the whining. Hours went by My name was never called. Finally at four in the afternoon, the announcement wa s made I had fulfilled my duty and could go home. That was it. I was done. Maybe I was over qualified. Maybe its random. Maybe I should be happy about it. I literally sat around, did nothing and it was perform ing my civic duty. It made me feel like a member of Congress. Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and fill-in host at The Young Turks. Tina can be reached at tinadupuy@yahoo.com. Business casual for blind justice Guest Column Tina Dupuy EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated b y 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. Standing up for educators E ditor: Much attention has been g iven in recent weeks to e ducation reform. While a f ocus on these important i ssues is welcome, the voices o f educators those of us w orking daily in classrooms a cross the nation have b een inexplicably ignored in t he debate. Educators were working to i mprove our public schools b efore it became trendy, and w e are eager to collaborate w ith parents, community l eaders and anyone else who s hares our vision. We offer n o manifesto and no easy a nswers, only the promise of h ard work and a chance to m ake a difference. We cannot move forward w ithout acknowledging the r eal challenges facing our p ublic schools. One out of every five child ren in our nation today l ives in poverty. Poor nutrit ion and health care and illite racy in the home, among o ther things, have a real i mpact on learning. Helping a ll students succeed requires a ddressing this whole spect rum of needs a fact i gnored by many reforme rs. Too much of the debate h as focused on blaming t eachers. Yet, teachers are n ot the problem in education t oday, and neither are our u nions. Nobody wants u nqualified teachers in classr ooms. We need to focus on nurt uring great teachers, by s trengthening preparation b efore they enter the profess ion, and ensuring ongoing o pportunities for experie nced teachers to build their s kills. We must move away from t he current systems for evalu ating students and teachers. S tandardized tests are clearly n ot the solution, either for m easuring student achievem ent or judging their teache rs. We need to focus on m easuring the skills our child ren will need for the 21st C entury critical thinking, r eading comprehension and writing, and the ability to ask pertinent questions. And, we need to allow teachers and management to collaborate on new methods of evaluation that will give a better picture of what students are learning, and help teachers improve their practice. As an educator, I truly hope that this national debate will allow for real dialogue about the challenges facing our education system and the hard work and collaboration necessary to address them. Lets put aside the rhetoric and stop the blame and start working together to give all of our students the world class education they deserve. Timothy Boulay SebringFinding the right church for familyEditor: Churches, you can find one on almost every corner in Highlands County. No matter your faith the hard part is finding a church that is the right one for you and your family. Several years ago I made the rounds of visiting churches in an attempt to find a church where my boys and I would feel at home. At some of the churches I visited my boys were the only children. Others, well the truth is, we did not fit economically. I was made to feel that worshiping God came at a price. At others we felt invisible because we were not made to feel welcomed. Others were too big. And then I found my home. Afriend invited my boys and I to her church the day before Easter for an egg hunt and other fun things that children enjoy. Meeting Pastor Ron Norton and other members of the church that day I knew that I had found my church family. We were welcomed that Saturday with open arms full of love and have felt that love ever since. While I enjoy the Open Door Sunday School on Sunday mornings my boys are learning a lot in their Sunday school. Rather then fidgeting during the service the boys leave to attend childrens church where they learn a lot, but on their level. Thursday night I can enjoy Bible study while the boys are happy joining in whatever the youth group has planned for that evening. We are not a rich church financially but as for the love of God ... we are rich indeed. From the youngest members to the oldest, we are family. My children have so many that are like grandparents to them that it is hard to count them. My family has been blessed to find this wonderful church family. We attend the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on Poinsettia Avenue in Sebring. The doors there are open to all. One of the things I take pride in is that we do not judge others at our church ... all are welcome. I do hope that if Jesus ever sends one of his disciples, dressed as they were in his day, that he would sit next to me so that I could welcome him. Diane Thibodeau Sebring BouquetImpressed with Downtown Sebring MerchantsEditor: Over 5 years ago, I recieved my first Boner Fishing Rod as a gift from a friend. It proved over the years to be my favorite rod, landing many snook, redfish, trout, permit and cobia in the 10,000 Islands. Last weekend, while fighting a black tip shark, the rod broke. Friday, March 4 I met Jim Hengy, owner of Boner Custom Fishing Rods, located at 239 N. Ridgewood Drive in downtown Sebring. Jim listened to my story, examined what was left, noting the style, length and action. To my surprise he replaced it at no charge. What a nice gift from a friend. What a nice gift to have a merchant like this in our town. Next time you need a special gift, go see Jim Hengy and his friendly staff. Larry Pepper Sebring

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MERLYN BUTTERFIELD Merlyn Butterfield, 85, of East Moline, Ill., died Sunday, March 6, 2011. Services are Friday, March 11 at 12:30 p.m. at SullivanPhillips Mortuary, East Moline. Inurnment will be at the Rock Island Arsenal. Merlyn was born July 3, 1925, in Moline Ill., the daughter of James Wilfred and Elsie (Smith) Heald. She married Dean Butterfield on Feb.12, 1944 in Coeur dAlene, Idaho. She worked at the Rock Island Arsenal and at Stanford University. She enjoyed singing in the choir, playing the piano and organ, crossword puzzles and counted cross stitch. She is survived by her husband, Dean; sons, Timothy (Jan) Butterfield, Des Moines, Iowa, Kent (Dana) Butterfield, Moline, Ill., Terry (Linda) Butterfield, Sebring, Fla., and Robert (Amanda) Butterfield, Oswego, Ill.; sisters, Ruth (Elliot) Park, Sheldon, Ill., and Sharon (Jim) Glaze, Ooltewah, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Eudean Heald; and sister, Elaine Beardsley. BETTYCARLTON COPE Mrs. Betty Carlton Cope, 79, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the University Village Nursing Home in Tampa. Mrs. Cope was born March 6, 1932 in Fort Meade, Fla. and was a longtime resident of Avon Park, Fla. Mrs. Cope worked in physical therapy at Walker Memorial Hospital for 29 years. She was a member of Avon Park Seventh Day Adventist Church and she was a graduate of Fort Meade High School. Mrs. Cope was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Thelma Leverette Martin; first husband, Randall Carlton, and son, Wayne Carlton. She is survived by her husband, Jay Cope, Tampa, Fla.; son, Byron Carlton, Chattanooga, Tenn.; daughter, Patricia Sullivan, Chattanooga, Tenn.; three step-children, John Cope, Esther Krumholz, David Cope; sister, Barbara Delgado, Tampa, Fla.; and grandchildren, Jonathan Clayton and Ashley Carlton. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13 at Hancock Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Hancock Funeral Home Fort Meade, Fla. 33841 863-285-8171 PATRICIAANNE VOGES Patricia Anne Voges, 91, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Friday, March 4, 2011, in Sebring. She was born Sept. 1, 1919, to William and Elizabeth (Orden) Martin in Philadelphia, Pa., and had been a resident of Sebring since 2001, coming from Merritt Island, Fla. She was a bookkeeper for retail carpet stores, opening 30 carpet barns in Ohio and retiring in 1985 after 40 years. She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Sebring. She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Perko of Sebring; granddaughter, Laura Ward, South Euclid, Ohio; great-grandchildre n, Kara, Amelia, Ruben an d Micah Gonzalez; sons-i nlaw, Ruben Gonzalez an d Eureke Gonzalez; an d friends, Fay Melanso n, Josephine House, Bo b Ushka and Betty Hancock AMemorial Mass w ill take place at a later dat e. Arrangements have be en entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com JAMES H, WEDEMEIE R Mr. James H. Wedemeie r, 49, of Avon Park, di ed Saturday evening, March 5, 2011 at Florida Hospit al Lak e Placid. A native of Pompan o Beach, Fl a., he mov ed to this ar ea 36 yea rs ago. He was preceded in dea th by sons, J.J. and Austin. H e is survived by his daughte r, Tiffany (Michael) Weave r, Avon Park; girlfriend, Eli sa Surnari, Avon Park; paren ts, Milton and Dol ly Wedemeier, Avon Par k; brothers, Duncan Web b, Ralph Romb, Milto n Wedemeier, and Dani el Wedemeier; sister, Heath er Wedemeier; and thr ee grandchildren. Amemorial service w ill be held on Sunday, Mar ch 13, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Fountain Funeral Home. Arrangements by: Fountain Funeral Hom e Avon Park 8 20 Martin Luther King B lvd. The musical will feature s everal guests and is in r ecognition of Mathismore t han 40 years of faithful s ervice. For more information, call M inister Eugene R. Hicks at 2 73-6966.Tickets still available for Elvis W ade ShowSEBRING There are t ickets still available for the f ourth annual Elvis Wade S how at 7 p.m. Saturday at t he Sebring Civic Center. It i s going to be a fantastic s how with dancing. Bring y our own drinks and snacks; i ce and cups will be provide d. For ticket information, c all 382-8296.Reflections hosts dance with Frank EAVON PARK R eflections on Silver Lake w ill host a dance featuring F rank E from 7:30-10:30 p .m. today. Cost is $5. Take y our own drinks and snacks; i ce will be provided. For m ore information call 4525 037.Social Dance Club features SkylarksSEBRING The H ighlands Social Dance C lub will host Big Band b allroom dancing from 79 :30 p.m. today at 3400 S ebring Parkway. Dance the night away to w altzes, cha-chas, foxtrots, r umbas, jitterbug and other f avorites to the 10-piece S kylarks Band. Admission is $ 5 for members and $7 for n on-members. Appropriate d ress required. The snack bar opens at 6 p .m. For more information, call 3 85-6671Gigantic garage sale blow outSEBRING The eighth a nnual gigantic garage sale b low out will be from 9 a.m. t o 2 p.m. Saturday and S unday at Quality Inn C onference Center, 6525 U .S. 27 North. Bring your donated c anned and boxed food items t o benefit Helping Hand. Aportion of the gigantic g arage sale blowout proc eeds and items go to benefit H ighlands County Habitat f or Humanity. Y MCA plans a W estern PartySEBRING The H ighlands County Family Y MCAinvites the public to i ts Best in the South W estern Party from 6-11 p .m. Saturday. The cost is $ 15 per person. Enjoy food, l aughter and fun. Hank Mattson, the local c owboy poet, will be speaki ng. Paul Knatz will be t eaching line dancing. Tickets are available at the YMCAand proceeds go to benefit families in the community. Questions? Call 3829622.Social Singles sponsor dance on SaturdaySEBRING The Highlands County Social Singles will sponsor a monthly dance at the Sebring Womans Club on Lakeview Drive at 7 p.m. Saturday. Everyone is welcome. The Skylarks will provide the entertainment.Hibiscus Garden Club plans plant saleAVON PARK Hibiscus Garden Club of Avon Park will have its plant sale and cuttings to share at Donaldson Park on Lake Verona this Saturday.Racing 4 Rights plans fundraising yard saleAVON PARK Having a special needs family member can be quite a challenge, with many needs not being met. State revenue has been reduced and it seems one of the first places to cut are those with very special needs. As the waiting list for the Florida Medicaid Waiver program continues to grow, there are many who go to adult day programs, outings in the community, who receive medical supplies and medicines whose funding sources are being cut or even discontinued. Racing 4 Rights is looking to fill that gap. The organization will have a fundraising yard sale at 114 E. Pine St. on Friday and Saturday. Go to the post office and look for signs.St. Catherine Parish Hall site for spaghetti dinnerSEBRING There will be a spaghetti dinner at St. Catherine Parish Hall from 4:15-7 p.m. Saturday. The hall is at 827 Hickory St. The meal consists of salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, meatballs, bread stick, desert, and beverages at a cost of $8 for adults and $4 for children.Sebring Hills hosts pancake breakfastSEBRING There will be a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the Sebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All the pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee or tea you want for only $3 members and $3.50 non-members.Heartland Christian plans Chili and Potato Bar dinnerSEBRING Heartland Christian School will host a Chili and Potato Bar Dinner at Heartland Christian School from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Everything will be green in honor of St. Patricks Day. Tickets are $5 per person, not to exceed $20 per family. Call 385-3850 for more information or to reserve tickets.Womans Club to hear about obtaining better healthSEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, will meet at noon Monday. Members are asked to wear green in honor of St. Patricks Day, and bring a covered dish food item for the luncheon. The International Affairs Department will host the event; Carolyn Henderson is the chair. The guest speaker will be Dr. John Pepper, a local chiropractor who specializes on several subjects for better health. His program theme will be five tips for feeling and looking younger. Since the emphasis for the International Affairs is empowering woman, Pepper will give some statistics about women around the world who also want to feel and look younger. Members are asked to bring towels and wash cloths for the Safe House project. The Passion for Fashion Show & Luncheon will be held Saturday, March 19. Phone (863) 658-1278 for tickets. If you would like to know more about the Womans Club of Sebring, call 385-7268 for additional information. Visitors are always welcome.Buttonwood Bay plans arts and crafts sale/bake saleSEBRING Buttonwood Bay will host its annual Springfest arts and crafts sale/bake sale from 8-11 a.m. Saturday in the Buttonwood Bay recreation hall. Among the many featured handmade crafts there will be jewelry, scrubbies, florals, purses, quilted items, clay art, baby items, bird houses and more. Admission is free and door prizes will be given away. Coffee and doughnuts will be available for purchase. Buttonwood Bay is on U.S. 27 South, one mile south of U.S. 98 and 66. Call 655-2018 for more information.Sun N Lakes Recreation District plans spaghetti dinnerLAKE PLACID Sun N Lakes Lake Placid Recreation District will have its spaghetti and meatballs dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sun N Lakes Community Center, 440 S. Sun N Lakes Blvd.Cost is $6. Call 465-2850 or 4650336 for tickets. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011Page 5A LIMITED SPACE CALLTODAY! 5 DAYS a week$ 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! Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Butterfield Wedemeier OBITUARIES Associated PressST. PETERSBURG Two state legislators have filed bills that would require the state Division of Recreation and Parks to build golf courses in state parks in every region of Florida. Bills filed last week by Sen. John Thrasher and Rep. Patrick Rooney would create a Jack Nicklaus Golf Trail around Florida. The bills call for at least one Nicklaus-designed course to be built in state parks in all five regions of Florida. Rooneys version specifically names one park that has to get a Nicklaus course: Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Martin County on the east coast. The bills also say each course will be designed in an environmentally sens itive manner, and m ay include a hotel. The National Go lf Foundation says Flori da already has more golf cour ses than any other state: mo re than 1,000. Information from: St. Petersburg Times, http://tampabay.com 2 Florida lawmakers want golf courses in state parks Associated PressORLANDO Walt Disney World is endi ng its annual Grad Nite festivities for high s chool seniors after this year because of conc erns about scheduling and handling extra s pring attendance at the theme park. Officials at the park announced the news o n the Disney Parks Blog Wednesday, saying t he increased spring attendance has made it d ifficult to schedule the separate-ticket, afterh ours events. The four Grad Nite dates in A pril and May will take place as scheduled. Grad Nite is in its 40th year at the Florida park and in its 50th year at Disneyland in California. Disneyland will continue to hold Grad Nite. Disney World will offer Florida school groups a one-day, one-park ticket for $55 as a future alternative. The special passes will be valid any time during the year. 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Page 6ANews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.com 2227 U.S. 27 SOUTH SEBRING, FL 33870The News-Sun has openings for newspaper carriers in Avon Park, and Sebring. Reliable transportation, valid drivers license and insurance a must. Interested parties should stop in our Sebring office and complete an application or call 385-6155 ext. 522.Make Money While Everyone Else Sleeps! WITH A DELIVERY ROUTE TODAYMostly sunny68 / 42Winds: NNW at 8-16 mphPleasant with plenty of sunshine74 / 48Winds: E at 4-8 mphSATURDAYBright sunshine and pleasant79 / 50Winds: NE at 6-12 mphSUNDAYPleasant with sunshine79 / 52Winds: E at 6-12 mphMONDAYMostly sunny and pleasant79 / 55Winds: ENE at 7-14 mphTUESDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. Washington Washington 56/36 56/36 New York NewYork 56/37 56/37 Miami Miami 74/55 74/55 Atlanta Atlanta 56/39 56/39 Detroit Detroit 40/28 40/28 Houston Houston 73/52 73/52 Chicago Chicago 48/33 48/33 Minneapolis Minneapolis 42/30 42/30 Kansas City KansasCity 64/34 64/34 El Paso ElPaso 79/45 79/45 Denver Denver 64/29 64/29 Billings Billings 48/24 48/24 Los Angeles LosAngeles 68/52 68/52 San Francisco SanFrancisco 58/45 58/45 Seattle Seattle 52/40 52/40 Washington 56/36 New York 56/37 Miami 74/55 Atlanta 56/39 Detroit 40/28 Houston 73/52 Chicago 48/33 Minneapolis 42/30 Kansas City 64/34 El Paso 79/45 Denver 64/29 Billings 48/24 Los Angeles 68/52 San Francisco 58/45 Seattle 52/40 Rain will continue to soak New England today as a storm system crawls through the area. The torrential rainfall could lead to ooding problems from Burlington, Vt., to Boston, Mass., and Providence, R.I. With cold air funneling southward along the backside of the storm, snow will blanket parts of the eastern Great Lakes. Another system will bring light snow to the northern Plains. Otherwise, high pressure will provide bright sunshine for the Southeast, with a few clouds ltering onto the southern Plains. U.S. Cities National Forecast for March 11Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun. Today Sat. Sun. Weather (W):s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Albuquerque 68/37/s 68/39/s 67/38/pc Atlanta 56/39/s 70/48/s 68/48/pc Baltimore 54/33/pc 58/39/pc 54/31/pc Birmingham 58/40/s 71/47/s 69/50/pc Boston 54/37/r 52/38/c 49/30/c Charlotte 57/33/pc 67/41/s 68/40/s Cheyenne 52/25/s 52/28/pc 53/29/pc Chicago 48/33/s 45/29/sn 41/26/pc Cleveland 40/28/sn 42/30/c 35/20/pc Columbus 44/33/sf 50/35/c 44/29/pc Dallas 74/50/pc 72/52/s 70/54/c Denver 64/29/pc 61/31/pc 62/31/pc Detroit 40/28/sf 43/29/sn 39/21/pc Harrisburg 52/31/c 56/37/pc 51/29/pc Honolulu 82/67/s 83/69/s 83/70/s Houston 73/52/s 75/56/pc 75/59/c Indianapolis 50/36/s 50/31/pc 45/32/pc Jackson, MS 65/41/s 73/49/s 71/47/c Kansas City 64/34/pc 55/30/s 54/36/r Lexington 50/37/pc 57/35/pc 49/32/pc Little Rock 68/43/s 69/46/s 66/49/c Los Angeles 68/52/pc 68/50/s 68/53/pc Louisville 50/40/s 60/37/pc 54/36/pc Memphis 63/47/s 70/48/s 66/49/pc Milwaukee 44/34/s 44/28/sn 37/26/pc Minneapolis 42/30/pc 37/23/sn 35/27/pc Nashville 58/39/s 67/42/s 62/38/s New Orleans 66/48/s 71/56/s 73/55/c New York City 56/37/r 53/39/pc 53/34/pc Norfolk 58/37/pc 64/46/s 59/41/s Oklahoma City 72/39/pc 66/41/s 66/48/c Philadelphia 58/35/c 58/40/pc 55/34/pc Phoenix 83/56/s 82/56/s 82/56/s Pittsburgh 36/26/sn 46/33/r 41/24/c Portland, ME 46/34/r 47/31/sn 46/21/c Portland, OR 54/40/pc 54/42/c 54/45/r Raleigh 58/32/pc 69/43/s 65/39/s Rochester 44/32/sn 44/32/sn 37/19/sf St. Louis 60/39/s 60/32/pc 54/39/pc San Francisco 58/45/s 59/46/pc 61/52/pc Seattle 52/40/c 50/38/c 51/39/r Wash., DC 56/36/pc 61/43/s 58/36/pc Cape Coral 72/44/s 77/50/s 80/52/s Clearwater 66/48/s 71/51/s 76/56/s Coral Springs 72/50/s 75/57/s 78/59/s Daytona Beach 66/41/s 69/44/s 75/48/s Ft. Laud. Bch 74/54/s 75/61/s 77/63/s Fort Myers 72/46/s 77/52/s 80/54/s Gainesville 64/33/s 71/40/s 76/46/s Hollywood 75/50/s 76/56/s 78/56/s Homestead AFB 73/50/s 73/56/s 76/60/s Jacksonville 64/35/s 71/42/s 73/47/s Key West 70/59/s 73/64/s 76/66/s Miami 74/55/s 75/59/s 78/61/s Okeechobee 69/43/s 72/43/s 77/49/s Orlando 68/43/s 74/45/s 77/50/s Pembroke Pines 75/50/s 76/56/s 78/56/s St. Augustine 62/39/s 67/42/s 70/49/s St. Petersburg 66/49/s 73/52/s 78/56/s Sarasota 66/44/s 71/47/s 77/53/s Tallahassee 64/33/s 73/40/s 75/45/s Tampa 66/46/s 73/53/s 78/55/s W. Palm Bch 70/49/s 75/54/s 77/58/s Winter Haven 67/44/s 73/49/s 77/52/s Acapulco 88/68/s 90/70/s 89/70/s Athens 58/44/s 61/47/s 63/49/s Beirut 54/48/r 55/46/sh 59/52/s Berlin 45/33/sh 53/43/pc 60/47/pc Bermuda 70/62/pc 68/62/sh 69/61/s Calgary 22/8/pc 36/24/pc 45/33/s Dublin 46/39/sh 48/36/r 45/37/pc Edmonton 10/1/c 24/15/s 34/21/pc Freeport 72/55/s 75/57/s 75/58/s Geneva 56/42/s 57/46/c 51/46/r Havana 80/56/s 84/59/s 84/59/s Hong Kong 71/64/s 74/68/s 76/68/pc Jerusalem 47/39/r 50/39/r 54/39/sh Johannesburg 87/60/pc 87/60/s 83/58/pc Kiev 38/33/pc 46/28/s 45/32/pc London 52/40/pc 50/41/sh 53/48/pc Montreal 43/33/r 38/28/sn 28/10/sn Moscow 26/19/c 32/25/c 36/25/s Nice 57/47/c 60/47/r 61/48/r Ottawa 43/30/r 40/26/sn 33/5/sn Quebec 41/32/r 42/26/r 30/8/sn Rio de Janeiro 83/74/sh 84/74/sh 84/74/s Seoul 50/27/s 52/30/s 58/37/pc Singapore 84/77/r 84/77/t 85/76/sh Sydney 79/66/sh 84/66/sh 87/66/s Toronto 37/31/sn 45/28/sn 36/14/pc Vancouver 47/41/r 47/42/r 51/44/r Vienna 56/46/s 62/52/pc 65/52/c Warsaw 44/32/sh 47/32/s 58/43/s Winnipeg 36/-1/sn 15/-3/c 22/10/sn A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High ............................................ 12:25 a.m. Low ............................................... 6:05 a.m. High ............................................ 12:24 p.m. Low ............................................... 6:29 p.m. Mostly sunny today. Clear and chilly tonight. Pleasant tomorrow, Sunday and Monday with plenty of sunshine. Tuesday: mostly sunny and pleasant. As of March 11, 1911, Tamarack, Calif., had the greatest snow depth ever observed in the United States -471 inches. Mostly sunny today. Winds north-northwest 8-16 mph. Expect 8-12 hours of sunshine with average relative humidity 40% and excellent drying conditions. Clear and chilly 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 Saturday Sunrise 6:40 a.m. 6:39 a.m. Sunset 6:33 p.m. 6:33 p.m. Moonrise 10:34 a.m. 11:25 a.m. Moonset none 12:41 a.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 64/35 Gainesville 64/33 Ocala 66/33 Daytona Beach 66/41 Orlando 68/43 Winter Haven 67/44 Tampa 66/46 Clearwater 66/48 St. Petersburg 66/49 Sarasota 66/44 Fort Myers 72/46 Naples 70/47 Okeechobee 69/43 West Palm Beach 70/49 Fort Lauderdale 74/54 Miami 74/55 Tallahassee 64/33 Apalachicola 62/38 Pensacola 61/45 Key West Avon Park 68/42 Sebring 68/42 Lorida 67/44 Lake Placid 71/39 Venus 72/39 Brighton 70/42 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 7:06 a.m. Low ............................................. 12:18 a.m. High .............................................. 5:03 p.m. Low ............................................... 9:51 a.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 70/59 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 11.94 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Sunday .......................................... 82 Low Sunday ........................................... 37 High Monday ......................................... 77 Low Monday .......................................... 49 High Tuesday ......................................... 83 Low Tuesday .......................................... 58 High Wednesday .................................. N.A. Low Wednesday .................................. N.A.Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 28% Expected air temperature ....................... 68 Makes it feel like .................................... 66BarometerMonday ...............................................30.13 Tuesday ...............................................30.12 Wednesday ...........................................N.A.PrecipitationMonday ...............................................0.00 Tuesday ...............................................0.00 Wednesday .........................................0.00 Month to date ..................................... 0.43 Year to date ......................................... 3.30

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that Andrew got a head start on meeting his little boy. He isnt here yet, Crissie poignantly wrote of baby Landon in his fathers funeral program. Right now hes still in heaven with Andrew. I asked Crissie what she would tell Landon about his dad. I want him to know how excited (Andrew) was about him, what happened in Afghanistan and why his father is a hero, she responded. When he writes a school paper about who his hero is, I want him to write my dad. The simple fact of knowing what type of person Andy was, I think, will make Landon a better person, too, Crissie continued. The last song played at the celebration of Andrews life was Sarah McLachlans Angel,which brought about 500 people, from battle-tested Marines to funeral home employees, to an authentic moment of reflection. You are pulled from the wreckage Of your silent reverie Youre in the arms of the angel May you find some comfort here. Prayer and God are the main things getting me through this, Crissie said. I feel at peace with the way it was supposed to be. To sum up this overwhelming post-9/11 ordeal of tragedy, selflessness, bravery and sacrifice, Crissie Carpenter returned to her husbands motto. It is what it is. To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web site at www.creators.com. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011Page 8A Pool Enclosures & Rescreening Screen Rooms Vinyl & Glass RoomBobby Lee Aluminum Inc.863-453-254345 N.Central Ave.,Avon Park SERVING HIGHLANDS, HARDEE & POLK COUNTIESLicensed & Insured HC 01918 Rescreen Your Pool Enclosure or Screen Room COUPONREQUIREDCEILINGS 85 per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.10)WALLS 75 per sq. ft. (Reg. $1.00)Some restrictions apply. Not valid with any other offer. 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For more information, visit www.designerdentallp.com, then click on Dental Implants, then call for your complimentary Dental Implant consultation. (D0140, D0330) Yours for a healthier life, Dr. Oliver Chip Kinnunen, DN14875 Designer Dental 330 US Hwy 27 North Lake Placid, FL863. 465.9090 Continued from page 2A dren, two great-grandchildren and a niece. It doesnt matter where you come from. It doesnt, you can still excel in life, Bowers said. Au yang also announced that in 1936, Ms. Bowers was crowned Avon Park High Schools homecoming queen. She played the bass drum and cymbals in the band. I got to play the bass drum and I havent played it since 1940, Bowers said. And then the fun began, the smiles popped up on all the faces in the room and tears began to well in the eyes of the honored guest. Jocelyn Merlo, the 201011 Homecoming Queen from Avon Park High School, was escorted into the room. She walked over to Ms. Bowers and presented her with a bouquet of flowers, a colorful necklace and bracelet. Flowers from the band were also presented to Ms. Bowers. There were lots of tears flowing, Au yang said. Jones directed the band through a number of selections played many times at the high school football games. Throughout the miniconcert, Ms. Bowers tapped her feet, clapped her hands and enjoyed the music of the teenagers. She especially enjoyed the drum cadence played by the band. And then came the second surprise. Jones instructed a drummer to bring a bass drum up to place in front of Ms. Bowers, and once again she went back to the day of being in the band herself. She played a simple beat on the bass while the band played its final song, the Avon Park High School Song. At the end, Jones informed Ms. Bowers that if he should ever need a drummer, he knew where he could find one. He also enjoyed pointing out to his students that Ms. Bowers replied with a Yes, sir when asked a question. As the residents were returned to their rooms and family gathered around Ms. Bowers with hugs and kisses, there was one last surprise that no one expected. APHS Freshman Sweetheart Angie Patino bent down and told Ms. Bowers she wanted to give her the sweetheart sash she had been presented at Homecoming. As Patino placed it around Ms. Bowers neck, the tears flowed down her cheek. Before the evening was over, a tiara was placed on Ms. Bowers head and her family gathered around her for photos. Having her family with her during the celebration, was the biggest honor in Bowers book. To have my family there with me was just so nice. I enjoyed it very much and I was so thrilled that they asked me to play with them in the band, Bowers said. News-Sun staff writer Samantha Gholar and publisher Romona Washington wrote this story. Continued from page 1A c ans and PETplastic bott les, then discards any t rash that is mixed in w ith the containers. The P PCs processing of the r ecovered material takes p lace behind the scenes, u sually after the event, c oinciding with clean-up a nd trash collection. The Portable P rocessing Center uses t he same technology as a s tandard Material R ecovery Facility (MRF) b ut is mounted on a tract or/trailer so that it can t ravel from event to e vent. At the Raceway, memb ers of the scout troop w ill be bringing the recyc lables to the PPC for s orting and recycling. We also would like to t hank Highlands County a nd Allied Scrap in L akeland for helping r ecycling by serving as t he final destination for t he PETbottles and alum inum cans that will be c ollected, Higgins said. To help encourage fans t o recycle, Coca-Cola has d eveloped a new 24-foot e ducation vehicle which f eatures video screens, i nteractive displays and g ames designed to educ ate consumers about the b enefits of recycling, p lus prizes for particip ants in the games. That unit reportedly w ill be on display during t he Race weekend. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by ROMONAWASHINGTON Avon Park High School Freshman Sweetheart Angie Patino gets a hug from Edna Bowers after Angie presented Ms. Bowers with her sweetheart sash. At right is Ms. Bowers daughter, Martha Bowers Lyle. News-Sun photo by ROMONAWASHINGTON Avon Park High School band director Anthony Jones tells Edna Bowers that the next time he needs someone on the drum line, hes going to give her a call. Bowers gets to relive glory days when he was hit. Jayme Miller, 19, was driving the Nissan, but was unable to avoid Turner in time, and ran him over. Miller immediately pulled over after the accident, the report stated. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident. Turner remained in Tampa General o n Thursday in serious cond ition Thursday, but no oth er information was availab le at press time. Continued from page 1A ing at 9:30 a.m. Everything will be official then, Acevedo said. The deputy supervisor was confident that the present standings will also be the final standings. There is one provisional vote. It wont make that much of a difference, said Acevedo. The provisional ballot is very unlikely to have any affect on the outcome of the election. Acevedo and the elections office are confident that there will not be a recount. Councilman-elect Andrew Fells led the pack of hopefuls with 308 votes. Current council members John Clark and Bud Whitlock retained their seats, with Clark finishing two votes ahead of Whitlock, 260-258. Margie Rhoades finished fourth with 224 votes, losing her seat on the council. According to the Supervisor of Elections office, many voters voted for only one or two candidates. Voters were able to choose three candidates in the election. The low turnout did not seem to surprise Fells, wh o had a theory as to why w as open about why the num bers are so low. The municipal electio ns are not during a time perio d that people are used to vo ting. Thats the main reaso n why it was so low, Fe lls explained. Fells hopes that in t he future that things could be different with the municip al elections. Id like to see it durin g the regular election cycl e. Unfortunately it has be en this way for a long tim e, and the councilmen sea ts arent as long as other pos itions. Instead of a four-ye ar term we have a three, Fe lls said. Much hard work an d campaigning is over for t he councilmen-elect and Fe lls is ready to get started. I am extremely excite d. Im very happy the peop le put their trust in me as t he new city councilman an d Im looking forward to t he challenges ahead, sa id Fells. The swearing in cerem ony will be held at 4 p.m. o n Monday, April 4. Continued from page 1A Fells tops vote count in Sebring election p ositive sign. While Floridas unemp loyment rate is still u nacceptably high, we are s eeing positive signs that e mployers are starting to h ire, said Agency for W orkforce Innovation d irector Cynthia R. L orenzo on Thursday. Unemployment numb ers are usually released a round the 20th of the m onth, but every year the r esults for January are d elayed until March 10 f or benchmarking, a p rocess where statewide s tatistics are marked and c ollated, and then F ebruarys numbers are r eleased on time. The next unemploym ent report is due out on M arch 25. Continued from page 2A Kaley Marie Herpin, 22, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference resisting/obstructing officer without violence. Roman Lee Marik, 28, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer. Jean Celeste McCall, 35, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, and possession and or use of drug equipment. Jonathan Eugene Reed, 28, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference failure to renew tag registration. Randall Scott Ritenour, 36, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference driving while license suspended or revoked. Johnathon Anthony Rosado, 25, of Lake Placid, was charged with DUI. Allen Richard Sampson, 22, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, possession of marijuana, two counts of lewd/lascivious behavior on a victim 12-16 years of age, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Thimothy Matthew Sampson, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with producing marijuana, possession of marijuana, and possession and or use of drug equipment. Martin Cruz Torres, 21, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended. Samantha Marie Townsend, 22, of Naples, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of oxycodone with intent to sell. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, March 8: Isaias Chavez-Aquino, 18, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Tony Lee Cooper, 24, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine. Scott Dewayne Donaldson, 35, of Sebring, was charged with aggravated battery. Bresur Forest, 43, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Gerald Chris Kosakowski, 61, was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Kasey Megan Ledbetter, 25, of Moore Haven, was charged with violation of probation reference petit theft. Rafael Martinez Luna, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Leo Marshall, 24, of Chattahochee, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance reference battery on law enforcement officer. Mark Richard Martin, 35, of Lake Placid, was charged with failure to appear reference domestic violence battery. Tyrone James Nichols, 19, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended and violation of probation reference possession of cannabis. James Edward Pearson, 58, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Lorna Marie Scully, 49, of Sebring, was charged with driving with suspended or revoked license. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER Soliders motto helps family Fans make plans to recycle Jobs to be had, despite numbers I dont really understand why we are staying right around 12 percent. We have over 1,200 jobs listed.ROGERHOOD Workforce director Boy run over by car

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Contact Dennis @ 404-7911990 or dpremo@asplundh.com M/F/V/D/EOE 2050Job Opportunities IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 10-987-GCS HARVEY SCHONBRUN, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY WEEKS, STACEY WEEKS n/k/a Stacey M. McCartney, DODGE ENTERPRISES, INC., BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (USA), SUNTRUST BANK, LVNV FUNDING LLC, CACH, LLC, and MBNA AMERICA BANK, N.A. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lots 24 and 25, Block 263, of LAKE SEBRING Sheet No. 5, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 16, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on the 24th day of March, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of February, 2011. BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 4, 11, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-73 Division ________ IN RE: ESTATE OF JEROME PETER JUSTESEN a.k.a. JEROME P. JUSTESEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JEROME PETER JUSTESEN a.k.a. JEROME P. JUSTESEN deceased, File Number PC 11-73, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was August 4, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $8,598.48 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Marilyn B. Justesen 2438 W. Nautilus Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 4, 2011. Persons Giving Notice: /s/ Marilyn B. Justesen 2438 W. Nautilus Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 /s/ Joseph Clifford Justesen 8 Amherst Road Malboro, New Jersey 07746 /s/ Peter Nels Justesen 608 Oakland Hills Drive; Apt. 608 Arnold, Maryland 21012 Attorney for Persons Giving Notice: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 March 4, 11, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale of the contents of self-storage unit(s) in default of contract per F.S. 83:801-809. Units will be sold by sealed bid at 10:00 A.M. FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011, at Highlands Self Storage Inc. 7825 S. George Blvd. Sebring, FL 33872. All units contain household goods unless otherwise noted. Any vehicle within sold for parts only. JONATHAN STUBBS UNIT #12 JEFF HOLLIDAY UNIT #19 DONNA PRESCOTT UNIT #33 March 11, 18, 2011 mitted, either temporarily or permanently, within Highlands Country Estates. Any single-family dwelling shall have minimum floor space of 1,000 square feet of living area, exclusive of porches, screen rooms, garages and patios. 3. No sign of any kind may be placed on any lot that reasonably appears to be visible from off the premises except that customary name and address signs and signs of not more than five (5) square feet advertising a lot for sale or rent may be placed on a lot. This restriction shall not be construed to prohibit the placing of any sign or notice on any lot that is required by law such as building permits. 4. All regulations of Highlands County and the State of Florida as of December 12, 2004 regarding animals and livestock shall be enforced. In addition, cattle will be limited to no more than 3 cattle per lot. 5. Perimeter or boundary fences separating lots may not be constructed of barb wire or chicken wire. 6. Steel or metal buildings may be placed, erected or constructed on any lot provided the exterior horizontal surfaces/walls are completely covered with brick, masonry, wood, wood appearing material or are painted. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prohibit metal roofs. 7. Outbuildings or any other structures may not be placed closer than 25 feet from any property line. 8. Television and/or radio antennas may be placed or kept on any lot that, so long as said antenna is in not excess of twenty-five (25) feet in height. Further any television and/or radio dish that is placed on any lot shall be placed to the rear of the residence constructed on said lot. 9. Semi-tractors/trailers or any portion thereof may not be parked overnight on the lot. 10. No noxious or offensive activity shall be carried on any lot, nor shall anything be done thereon which may be or may become an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood. 11. No lot shall be used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish, trash, or garbage, Trash and garbage and other such waste shall not be kept, except in sanitary containers. No garbage, trash, or rubbish shall be burned upon any lot. Nothing herein contained shall prevent any lot owner from depositing any garbage, rubbish, or trash on any roadside for collection as provided or permitting or required by any governmental body or any of its agencies or franchisees. 12. Invalidation of any one of these covenants by judgment or court order shall in no way affect any of the other provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect. 13. The owner of any lot within Highlands Country Estates may pursue any adequate remedy at law or equity against the person violating, attempting to violate or permitting the violation of any of these covenants it being the intent of these restrictive covenants that any lot owner shall have the right, privilege and authority of enforcing these regulations. and commonly known as: LOT 05-239, VENUS, FL 33960 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHTS TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 23rd day of February 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2011 1050Legals SEE EXHIBITS ``B'' AND ''C'' EXHIBIT ``B'' DESCRIPTION: A portion of the Northeast quarter of Section 22, Township 39 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida being described as follows: Commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 22, thence South 01 degrees 04'47'' East, along the East line of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22, a distance of 1332.73 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South 01 degrees 04'47'' East a distance of 666.37 feet; thence North 88 degrees 50'38'' West 340.14 feet; thence North 00 degrees 59'48'' West a distance of 666.07 feet; thence South 89 degrees 01'16'' East a distance of 339.16 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 5.19 acres more or less. Subject to and together with the following described easements: The North 25 feet of the South half of Section 23, Township 39 South, Range 20 East, Highlands County, Florida. AND: The South 25 feet of the North half of Section 23, Township 39 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. AND: A perpetual easement of right of way for utilities, ingress and egress, over, through and along the South 15 feet of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22 for the use of Frances Pearce Roberts and shall insure to the benefit of her heirs, successors and/or assigns. AND: A proposed 50 foot side easement for utilities, ingress & egress over the following described property: Begin at the Northeast corner of Section 22, Township 39 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida; thence South 01 degrees 04'47'' East, along the East line of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22, a distance of 2665.46 feet, to the Southeast corner of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22; thence North 88 degrees 56'01'' West, along the South line of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22 a distance of 50.04 feet; thence North 01 degrees 04'47'' West a distance of 641.31 feet; thence North 88 degrees 58'38'' West a distance of 2671.35 feet, to a point on the West line of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22; thence North 00 degrees 24'49'' West, along said West line, a distance of 50.02 feet; thence South 08 degrees 58'38'' East a distance of 2670.77 feet; thence North 01 degrees 04'47'' West a distance of 1282.62 feet; thence North 89 degrees 03'54'' West a distance of 2655.76 feet, to a point on said West line; thence North 00 degrees 24'49'' West, along said West line, a distance of 50.01 feet; thence South 89 degrees 03'54'' east a distance of 2655.17 feet; thence North 01 degrees 04'47'' West a distance of 641.31 feet, to a point on the North line of the Northeast quarter of said Section 22; thence South 89 degrees 06'34''' East, along said North line a distance of 50.03 feet to the Point of Beginning. EXHIBIT ``C'' RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS For purposes of these covenants, the legal description encompassing: The North East 1/4 of Section 22, Township 39 South, Range 28 East, containing 165 acres in Highlands County, Florida. Subject to the following described easements: The North 25 feet of the South Half of Section 23, Township 39 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. And The South 25 feet of the North Half of Section 23, Township 39 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. And A perpetual easement of right of way for utilities and ingress and egress, over, through and along the South 15 feet of the above described property is for the use of Francis Pearce Roberts and shall insure to the benefit of her heirs, successors and/or assigns. Parcel ID No. C-22-39-28-A00-0030-0000 shall, hereinafter be known as Highlands Country Estates. LUIS VELEZ, fee owners of the following described real property: See Exhibit ``A'' Located in the County of Highlands, State of Florida, hereby makes the following declarations as to limitations restrictions, and uses to which the lots or tracts constituting such Highlands Country Estates may be put, and hereby specifies that such declarations shall constitute covenants to run with all the land, as provided by law, and shall be binding on all parties and all persons claiming by, through or under them, and for the benefit of and limitations on all future owners in such Highlands Country Estates. 1. The lots within Highlands Country Estates may not be further subdivided, or otherwise reduced in size in any manner. 2. Lots within Highlands Country Estates shall only be used for single-family residential purposes. No structure other than a single-family residence, attached garage, and up to three outbuildings, such as a workshop, barn or stable, or guest cottage shall be erected, placed or permitted to remain on any lot within Highlands Country Estates. No mobile home, modular home, manufactured home, park model, house trailer, dome house, A-frame, stilt house, or other house of peculiar or non-conventional appearance or construction shall be built, placed, occupied, or perIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-000711-GCS BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY VAHEDI, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, basement, of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Street, Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, at 11:00 a.m., on the 28th day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: EAST 1/2 OF LOT 11, BLOCK 33, OF AVON PARK ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a: 2838 EAST TARKENTON ROAD, AVON PARK, FLORIDA 33825 ANY PERSON CLAIMING TO HAVE 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. ENTERED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 25th day of FEBRUARY, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK As Clerk, Circuit Court HIGHLANDS, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 2011 Notice is hereby given that on 3/28/11 at 10:30 am the following mobile home will be sold at public auction pursuant to F.S. 715.104. 1968 SKLY HS # SF765B Last Tennant: Grover R or Barbara Eaton Sale to be held at Danny P Carroll Family LLC dba Lakeshore MHP 101 US Hyw 27 S Sebring, FL 33870 863 385 7800 March 4, 11, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 11-122FCS MONA TRACEY, Petitioner and SHELDON TRACEY, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: SHELDON TRACEY LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 458 ALOHA AVE., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on, MONA TRACEY, whose address is 458 Aloha Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852, on or before April 15, 2011 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition.Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office.WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DATED: March 7, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Alice Perez Deputy Clerk March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-79 IN RE: ESTATE OF A RDIS R. HOOVER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ARDIS R. HOOVER, deceased, whose date of death was January 24, 2011, and whose social security number is 284-12-8083, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce A venue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 4, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Robert M. Alexander P.O. Box 736 Sebring, FL 33871 A ttorney for Co-Personal Representatives: / s/ James L. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 March 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000243 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trustee of IndyMac Residential Mortgage-Bascked Trust, Series 2005-L2, Residential Mortgage-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-L2 Plaintiff(s), vs. LUIS VELEZ, et al., Defendat(s) DIVISION NO. Section. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 22, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000243 of the Circuit Court of the 10GTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trustee of IndyMac Residential Mortgage-Backed Trust, Series 2005-L2, Residential Mortgage-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-L2 is the Plaintiff and LUIS VELEZ AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUIS VELEZ, IF MARRIED; HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, AN AGENCY OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of March, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: 1050Legals WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! Classified ads get fast results 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 The administration of the estate of GRACE LEONA RUTT A/K/A GRACE L. RUTT, deceased, whose date of death was December 5, 2010, file number PC11-89, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 11, 2011. Personal Representatives: /s/ Carol M. Farkash 2200 Keiper Road Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951 /s/ Hannah M. Eppel 2740 Nautilus Drive Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Clifford M.Ables III Attorney for CAROL M. FARKASH Florida Bar Number: 178379 CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 Fax: (863) 385-1284 March 11. 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-89 IN RE: ESTATE OF GRACE LEONA RUTT A/K/A GRACE L. RUTT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, March 11, 2011Page 11 A 1996 FORDCROWN VICTORIA Regularly serviced, Looks and Runs GREAT! Excellent gas mileage, needs A/C work. $1700. 863-382-0310 9450Automotive for Sale2010 ENCLOSEDtrailer 24'X 8'X 7' escape door GW 10,000 lb. $7500, 2005 20'X8' flat GW10,000 $3500, 2002 10'X7' utility GW 1,900 lb. $2500. 863-260-1709 9220Utility Trailers1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO New professional restoration, very low miles includes Owner's Manual. 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 8400RecreationalVehiclesPONTOON BOAT20 foot Bass Tracker, New deck, 50hp. Mercury, with trailer. $3500 715-573-8889 or come by at 150 Jade Way, Lake Placid. 8050Boats & Motors NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that 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 -Multi Family Sale 327 Tern Ave. (off Hammock Rd. to Heron Rd. L. on Tern) Sat 3/12 8am 1pm. Furn, clothes,household items. Too Much To List! SEBRING -Multi Family Sale 2005 Schlosser Rd. Sat 3/12 8am 2pm. Baby clothes, crib, tools, books, sm. appliances, household items. Much More SEBRING -MOVING SALE! 2802 Orange Grove Dr., Sat-Sun, Mar 12th & 13, 9am-6pm. Living Room, Bedroom & Some Kitchen Items. 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! 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 LAKE PLACIDLeisure Lakes. 1215 Wildflower St. Sat & Sun Mar 12 & 13, 8am 3pm. Lots of baby stuff, toys, furn., dryer, Tazz collectibles. Too Much To List! LAKE PLACID3-FAMILY HUGE SALE! 855 Lake June Rd, Sat, Mar 12th, 8am-? Lots of Stuff!! 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. 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! 7320Garage &Yard SalesBUTTONWOOD 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 PARKHuge Moving Sale! 1978 N.Cardnial Rd. Thur Fri SatSun, Mar 10-11-12-13, 8am 5pm. Lots of household items, kids stuff, clothes, baby things, furn. & Much More! 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 WOODEN WHITEspiral reupholstered padded chairs (2) both for $40 863-382-6006 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 RECLINER -LAZYBOY, Ladies size, light blue coudoroy, in new condition w/arm covers. $75. 863-332-5012 NAVAJO -Bracelet / watch band. Silver / turquoise, heavy. $80 863-402-2285 MARINE BATTERYMarine Trolling Battery, new MCA750, RC180. $70 83-273-1846 FISHING RODS& REELS. 4 new Shakespeare Ugly Stick with reels $90 863-273-1846 DS -PINK, like new w/case & 2 games. Asking $90 OBO. Call 863-381-1839. DOG STROLLERfolding, Red & Black. Like new. $45. 863-452-1618 BOAT ANCHOR(2) 25lbs, $65, cash only please. 863-699-1119 BIRD BATHdecorative concrete. $20 863-382-6006 BED EXTENDERfor Chevy Colorado truck. $75 863-243-1633 BARBIE DOLLHOUSE 4 ft w/furniture. Asking $90 OBO. Call 863-381-1839. 7310Bargain Buys TOOL MAN'SDELIGHT 10" Delta table saw w/ access., Craftsman 10" radial saw, 15 1/2 drill press & 10" band saw, 8" Tradesman 5 sp. bench drill press. Call 863-471-6794 4-8 pm. 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 Merchandise SEBRING (2)Available 3926 Kenilworth Blvd, 1500 sq ft, $550/mo : A/C, office, BA, lg overhead door, near Sebring High School. 640 Park St, 6400 sq ft, $2500/mo : A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. 941-416-2813 GARAGE 32'X 60' BLOCK BUILDING, cement floor, 12' X 12' door, 100 amp electrical service. $450 monthly. S. Marion Rd, Avon Park 269-420-6331 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING 20'X40'Warehouse, 12' overhead door, on busy Highway 27 across from Lakeshore Mall. 863-385-3474 6550Warehousesfor RentSEBRING -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. The Avon Park Housing Authority is now taking applications for North Central Heights Homes, a new Rent Restricted single family home development in Avon Park consisting of 20 Two Bedroom, 46 Three Bedroom and 4 Four Bedroom homes. Rents will average in the low $400s for 2 br. homes and low to mid $500 & $600s for the 3 & 4 Br. homes. Applications open for Avon Park residents only; February 14 March 11, 2011 and all other applicants after March 11, 2011. For further information, contact: Avon Park Housing Authority at 863-452-4432, Ext. 2220 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -Fully Furnished2BR with fenced yard & concrete utility room w/Washer/Dryer. Will consider pets. $550/mo + $400 security deposit. Extra pet deposit. 863-243-4580 SEBRING -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 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -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 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 WHISPERING PINESVILLAGE 55 plus. 3BR, 2BA. Fully furnished & 3BR, 3BA, Partially furnished. Must see to appreciate. Call Mary 863-385-8806 VENUS -3/BR, 2/BA, large deck with pool & hot tub, 2 1/2 acres, Pole barn and fenced yard. Appliances stay. Rent or Leas w/ option to buy, considered. 863-441-5038 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 has closed 2 Model Centers. Save up to 60K on select models. Call 1-800-622-2832. A VON PARK12X46, 1BR, 1BA in A von Mobile Home Park. New gas cook stove, carport, screened room, shed, other recent updates. Reasonable lot rent. Asking $6500. 574-518-8483 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate WantedLAKE 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. 4220Lots for Sale Contact UsBy Phone(863) 385-6155By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ 8000Recreation

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comTo say the South Florida Panthers are heating up is like saying the Miami Heat seem a tad sensitive lately. Thats because with four wins over the last five days, SFCC has stretched its winning streak to a red hot 12 games. Fittingly, the Panthers put up 12 runs in the 12th win of the streak, a 12-1 walloping of PascoHernando on the road Wednesday. Jared Hine went eight innings on the mound, surrendering just the one run while the offense pounded away. Brandon Kirby lead the way with five hits in six at bats, while Brett Clements went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI and Kyle Jackson was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Similarly, win number 11 saw SFCC notch, you guessed it, 11 runs in Tuesdays 11-7 win over visiting Sienna Heights from Michigan. Colby Fairfax picked up the win in relief with Kevin Welborn earning the save. But again, it was the offense that has been picking it up as Brad Harrison had three hits and three runs scored with Clements knocking in three with his three hits. The offense, in fact, broke into double digits in all four wins, toppling the University of Tampa B team and St. Petersburg by matching 11-4 scores Monday and Saturday, respectively. Adam Quiles picked up Mondays win with five strike outs in five innings while his batters more than backed him up. Cody Higgins had three doubles among his four hits on the day, Jackson had a double and went 2-for-4 and Kirby knocked in two while also going 2-for-4. Andres Lopez had a strong performance on the mound in Saturdays win at St. Pete, going eight innings and striking out eight. And the hot hitting saw Jackson with four hits and three RBI, Sam Morgan with three hits, a homer and four RBI and Kirby with three hits and two runs scored. St. Pete threw a really good left-hander at us, one of the better guys around in (Brett) Lee, head coach Rick Hitt said. Our hitters responded very well, with several tough at bats, fighting off pitches, working counts and getting some two-strike hits. We continue to work toward playing our best game yet, we have played well the last couple of weeks, but we are not sure we have played our best game yet. We hope those start as we head into the conference schedule at the end of the week. That would be this weekend, in fact, as after the Panthers host Linconland of Illinois Friday, the Suncoa st Conference slate begi ns Saturday with the first of a three-game series again st the State College of Florid a. Saturday, the two team s meet at Bradenton befo re returning to SFCC for a Monday match up and ba ck to Bradenton Wednesday to finish the series. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Just like the w eather, things were heati ng up on the Lady Blue S treak softball field T uesday night as they took o n the Lady Chargers of L iberty High School. The game would start off i n favor of Sebring, as Carly H offner worked through a s coreless first from the m ound and cont ributed to a 10-run b ottom of the frame. Consecutive walks w ere drawn by Kat O strander, Hoffner a nd Amanda G rimaldo to start t hings before Dino L ower knocked Ostrander in w ith a single to center. Emily Gilbert then took o ne for the team, getting hit b y a pitch to force Hoffner i n and one out later, Taryn O Bannon singled up the m iddle to score two. Lauren Welborn then w alked and Kim Perez sing led home a run and r eloaded the bases. Ostranders second walk o f the inning brought home a run and Hoffner knocked one off the left-center field fence for a bases-clearing double. Lower added an RBI single to cap off the rally for a 10-0 Sebring lead. The Lady Chargers, however, were able to hit a few gaps to tally four runs of their own the next inning. Sophomore Taryn OBannon would smack a line drive straight to the pitcher who made a lightening-fast snag for the first out. Afielders choice and a fly-out to the second baseman kept the score at 10-4 after two innings of play. The bats would really get going in the bottom of the third, as the girls added nine more runs, thanks to wellplaced singles and a few errors on the Chargers behalf. Highlighting the inning was a three-run triple by second baseman Lauren Welborn to put the 10-run mercy rule back in effect. Six outs later, the game ended with a score of 19-5. Head coach Joe Sinness explained that many of his girls were out of position on the night, four to be exact. Some were playing positions that they have not even seen during practice and despite that those girls came through for us tonight, he said. Our next game will be against the number one seed, Lake Wales. Im hoping we can carry this confidence with us as we travel to play on Friday. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, March 11, 2011 Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Emily Gilbert slides under the attempted tag for one of the 10 first-inning runs the Lady Blue Streaks put up in Tuesdays 19-4 win over visiting Liberty. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE J oy Donglasan returned from injury in fine fashion, winning two matches this week, though the Lady Streaks took their f irst loss of the season Monday against Okeechobee. Lady Streaks light up Chargers Sebring19Liberty4 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHN E Kyle Jackson is one of many hot hitters for SFCC as they have now won 12 straight, with the four most recent wins all seeing the team reach double figures in scoring. Panthers run streak to 12 straight By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt had to come sometime a nd it could well be that b asking in the glow of winn ing the Heartland C onference Tournament put t he Sebring girls tennis team i nto a precarious state, resulti ng in Mondays loss to O keechobee the first match l oss of the season for the L ady Streaks. The team, however, recove red nicely in rolling past D eSoto Tuesday to move the s eason record to 11-1. The only loss to the Lady B ulldogs was in the No. 2 d oubles match, where coach J anie Hollinger did some e xperimenting with Amanda R ios and Alexis Szoka gett ing their first taste of varsity action. Despite the loss, the young duo showed some promise, winning three games. As for the rest of Tuesdays matches, only Micaela DeVane had much competition as her first set with Bree Simcic at No. 5 singles went to a tie-breaker, going 7-6 (7-4) before DeVane won the second set more handily, 6-3. Otherwise, the Streaks cruised with Kaley Walter going 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Joy Donglasan 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2, Nisha Patel 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 and Morgan Heston 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4. Walter and Sara Beth Rogers then teamed up for an Brahmans break tennis run News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Ricky Miller fires to first baseman Colby Delaney Tuesday in Lake Placids 4-0 win over the Red Devils at Avon Park. Jared Hamlin Special to the News-SunSEBRING Blue Stre ak Football will start a new e ra this coming fall as he ad coach Jared Hamlin h as resigned to take the footba ll coaching duties at Coahul la Creek High School in nort hern Georgia. In seven years at Sebrin g, Hamlin posted a 41-30 recor d, including 9-2 records each of the last two seasons, an d helped send dozens of studen tathletes to play collegiately. It has been a pleasu re having Coach Hamlin at serve as our head coach , Sebring athletic direct or Terry Quarles said. He is a quality coach and h as touched the lives of many of our students. Hamlin era ends By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK With the baseball season in full swing, Lake Placid was able to put away district rivals Avon Park 4-0 Tuesday at Head Field. The kids played well. We played solid all the way through, said Lake Placids coach Dan Coomes. Driving their record to 7-2 for the season, and 3-1 in District 9-3Aplay, the Dragons broke the pitching duel open in the top of the fifth when Dragon Ricky Miller singled off of Avon Parks Lane Crossen and was driven home two batters later when Colby Delaney plinked one into center. Green Dragon Dylan Weber-Callahan put the Devils down 1-2-3 in the seventh after throwing six strike outs and holding Avon Park to five hits. Dylan went after it tonight. He told me that he was trying to pace himself earlier in the season, and I told him to let loose, Coomes said. His pitch count was down, he only threw 60-some. He was hitting his spots all night. The loss dropped t he Devils to 6-4 on the seaso n, but the 2-2 district reco rd was not something Coa ch Whit Cornell was worri ed about this early in the seaso n. One bad inning can le ad to a win or loss, thats wh at we preach all the time in hig h school baseball Cornell sa id after the post-game gatherin g in the outfield. I was just disappointed in the way we hit. Its a lon g season, and weve got a bunch of good players, he said. If we take a little bett er approach at the plate, we w ill do better. Dragons out-ding Devils See TENNIS, p a g e 4B

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HOPE 3-on-3SEBRING The First Annual HOPE Community 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place Saturday, April 2 at the Sebring High School gym from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at a cost of $5 per player. The tournament will have male and female brackets consisting of threeorfour player teams from ages 7-18-years old. Registration forms can be found in the front office at Sebring High School and must be turned in by Friday, March 18. For more information, contact Lavaar Scott at 214-3880 or email LaV39@yahoo.com.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 entr y fee is $60 per person with prizes in flig ht 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 an d handicaps along with their check. Those needing a form may email Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or call a t 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 ben efits local Rotary charity projects. Business hole signs for $100 are also available by contacting Chet via email o r 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 level s 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 441-122 1, or by email at leem@highlands.k12.fl.u s Sandy Foster MemorialSEBRING NU-HOPE Elder Care Services annual golf tournament is just around the corner. The NU-HOPE Board of Directors ha s chosen to rename the golf tournament this year in memory of Sandy Foster, fo rmer Executive Director of NU-HOPE Elder Care Services. Sandy passed away very unexpectedl y 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 ($12 0 per team) which includes lunch afterwards and refreshments during the tour nament. 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 organi zation needs each year to secure federal and state grant funds in our effort to co ntinue providing home and communitybased services to the frail and needy eld erly residents of Highlands and Hardee Counties. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB x-Boston4616.742 New York3429.5401212Philadelphia3331.51614 New Jersey2043.3172612Toronto1747.26630 Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami4321.672 Orlando4124.631212Atlanta 3727.5786 Charlotte2638.40617 Washington1647.2542612Central Division WLPctGB y-Chicago4518.714 Indiana2737.4221812Milwaukee2538.39720 Detroit2342.35423 Cleveland1252.1883312WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB x-San Antonio5212.813 Dallas4618.7196 New Orleans3829.5671512Memphis3630.54517 Houston3333.50020 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City4023.635 Denver3727.578312Portland3727.578312Utah 3431.5237 Minnesota1650.2422512Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers4619.708 Phoenix3329.5321112Golden State2836.4381712L.A. Clippers2540.38521 Sacramento1547.2422912x-clinched playoff spot ___ Tuesdays Games L.A. Lakers 101, Atlanta 87 Golden State 95, Cleveland 85 Philadelphia 110, Indiana 100 Milwaukee 95, Washington 76 Portland 105, Miami 96 Phoenix 113, Houston 110 Wednesdays Games Chicago 101, Charlotte 84 New Jersey 94, Golden State 90 Oklahoma City 110, Philadelphia 105, OT Utah 96, Toronto 94 L.A. Clippers 108, Boston 103 New York 110, Memphis 108 Milwaukee 110, Cleveland 90 Minnesota 101, Indiana 75 New Orleans 93, Dallas 92 San Antonio 111, Detroit 104 Orlando 106, Sacramento 102 Thursdays Games L.A. Lakers at Miami, late New York at Dallas, late Denver at Phoenix, late Fridays Games Portland at Charlotte, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Detroit at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia4119688212175 Pittsburgh3921886196167 N.Y. Rangers3530474195169 New Jersey3032464140170 N.Y. Islanders26321062188216 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3820884200156 Montreal3723781180168 Buffalo3226872190190 Toronto29281068176206 Ottawa2334955149207 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington38201086183167 Tampa Bay3821884200203 Carolina31261072193204 Atlanta28281167187216 Florida2731963168186WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit3920886220195 Chicago3724781223189 Nashville33241076169159 Columbus3126971183200 St. Louis3028969186201 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver4316995220158 Calgary3624981211196 Minnesota3525777176176 Colorado2632860187229 Edmonton2337854170224 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose3922684188169 Dallas3623880187190 Los Angeles3725579185164 Phoenix34231179194198 Anaheim3626577187195 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games Ottawa 2, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Toronto 3, OT Philadelphia 4, Edmonton 1 Pittsburgh 3, Buffalo 1 Montreal 4, Boston 1 Florida 3, Chicago 2 Minnesota 5, Colorado 2 Vancouver 4, Phoenix 3, OT San Jose 3, Nashville 2, OT Wednesdays Games Tampa Bay 4, Chicago 3, SO Calgary 4, Dallas 3, SO Washington 5, Edmonton 0 Atlanta 3, Carolina 2, OT St. Louis 4, Columbus 3, OT Los Angeles 2, Detroit 1 Anaheim 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Thursdays Games Buffalo at Boston, late Philadelphia at Toronto, late Ottawa at Florida, late Montreal at St. Louis, late Minnesota at Nashville, late Calgary at Phoenix, late Vancouver at San Jose, late Fridays Games Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Columbus, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 9 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Kansas City84.667 Seattle64.600 Boston75.583 Texas75.583 Detroit86.571 Minnesota65.545 New York65.545 Baltimore55.500 Los Angeles66.500 Oakland57.417 Cleveland47.364 Tampa Bay47.364 Toronto47.364 Chicago37.300NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct San Francisco104.714 Washington73.700 Cincinnati84.667 St. Louis74.636 Atlanta75.583 Colorado75.583 Milwaukee75.583 Philadelphia76.538 Florida55.500 Pittsburgh67.462 San Diego56.455 New York57.417 Los Angeles58.385 Arizona510.333 Chicago48.333 Houston310.231 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Tuesdays Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Atlanta 4 Philadelphia 4, Baltimore 3 Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 2, 10 innings Pittsburgh 5, Minnesota 2 Houston (ss) 5, N.Y. Mets (ss) 4 Boston (ss) 3, Houston (ss) 2 Boston (ss) 8, St. Louis 7 Florida 9, Detroit 5 Washington 4, N.Y. Mets (ss) 3, 10 innings Seattle 1, San Francisco 0 Oakland 6, San Diego 2 Cincinnati 5, Kansas City 2 Arizona 16, Cleveland 4 Chicago White Sox 9, Colorado (ss) 8 L.A. Angels 2, Texas 1 L.A. Dodgers 7, Milwaukee 1 Colorado (ss) 4, Chicago Cubs 0 Wednesdays Games Philadelphia 5, Detroit 3 Baltimore (ss) 11, Minnesota 2 Washington 8, Florida 4 St. Louis 6, Atlanta 1 Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3, 11 innings N.Y. Mets 7, Houston 2 San Diego (ss) 9, Cleveland 2 Colorado 8, L.A. Angels 1 Cincinnati 15, San Diego (ss) 5 San Francisco 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Seattle 9, L.A. Dodgers 4 Kansas City 13, Chicago Cubs 4 Texas 9, Oakland 2 Milwaukee 11, Arizona 8 N.Y. Yankees 4, Pittsburgh 2 Boston 2, Baltimore (ss) 1 Thursdays Games N.Y. Mets vs. Florida, late Toronto vs. Minnesota, late Boston vs. Tampa Bay, late St. Louis vs. Atlanta, late N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia, late N.Y. Mets vs. Washington (ss), late Kansas City (ss) vs. L.A. Angels (ss), late San Diego vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Colorado vs. Milwaukee, late San Francisco vs. Cincinnati, late Cleveland vs. Chicago Cubs, late Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. Texas, late L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Seattle, late Kansas City (ss) vs. Oakland, late Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, late Washington (ss) vs. Houston, late Detroit vs. Florida, late Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. Arizona, late Fridays Games Philadelphia vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 1:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss) at Tampa, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Florida vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Arizona vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Oakland (ss) at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Oakland (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 6:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: 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 TODAY: 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. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Softball at DeSoto,5:30/7 p.m.; Track hosts quad meet,4:30 p.m. SFCC TODAY: 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. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Hillsborough,5 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Basetball vs.Frostproof,7 p.m.; 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. M M L L B B P P R R E E S S E E A A S S O O N N S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NS S N N O O W W B B O O A A R R D D I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . U.S. Grand Prix. . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Big Ten Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N N N o o o o n n ACC Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 2 2 p p . m m . Big T en Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 p p . m m . ACC Conference Tournament . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . Patriot League 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 p p . m m . ACC Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . Conference USA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S N N o o o o n n America East Tournament . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 p p . m m . SEC Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 1 1 p p . m m . ACC T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 4 / / E E S S P P N N 1 1 : : 4 4 0 0 p p . m m . Big Ten Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 2 2 p p . m m . MEAC T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 3 3 p p . m m . ACC Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . SEC T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 4 4 p p . m m . Big Ten Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 p p . m m . Southland T ournament Final . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 6 6 p p . m m . Pac-10 Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 6 6 p p . m m . Big 12 Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 6 6 p p . m m . MAC T ournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 8 8 p p . m m . Big West Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . Big East Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . W AC Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . PGA Puerto Rico Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 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 Toshiba Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n PGA WGC Cadillac Championship . . . . G G O O L L F F 2 2 p p . m m . PGA WGC Cadillac Championship . . . . . N N B B C C 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Puerto Rico Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Toshiba Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Utah at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NB B O O X X I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Sergiy Dzinziruk vs. Sergio Martinez . . . . H H B B O O LIVESPORTSONTV NBA NHL MLB Preseason Page 2BNews-Sun Friday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.co m

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Golf HammockThe Ladies Golf Association played an Even Holes event Wednesday, March 9. Winning the first flight was Laura Kebberly with a 34, followed by a twoway tie for second between Carol Troup and Joyce Stanley with 36 apiece. Marian Passafume took fourth in the flight with a 38. Marge Pederson and Alma Barefoot then notched a tie for first in the second flight, each carding a 35, with Cinday Dall taking second with a 36 and Joan Armbruster and Nancy Senior tying for fourth with 39 each. On Monday, March 7, the Mezza group played individual pro-am points at Golf Hammock Country Club. In A group, taking first place with a minus 3, was Chip Curcio and tying for second place at minus 4 was Jim Gulick and Kendall Griffin. Frank Borgia and Mike Lajiness tied for first with a minus 2 in B group while Bobby Culbert took first place in C group with plus 5 and Pat Dell was in second place with a minus 1. Curt Matterson had a plus 5 to take first place in D group and Harvey Kecesnes was at plus 3 for second place. There was a tie inE group for first place between Doug Haire and Danny Geirer with aplus 6. There was also a tie in F group for first place between Bob Hughes and Jean Terrell at plus 2. Jim Reed took first place in G group with a plus 5 and Bob King in second place with a plus 4. Rudy Pribble had a plus10 to take first plce in H group and Paul Skidmore with a plus 6 for second place. Bob Fidlin had a plus 3 totake first place in I group while Larry Giangreco had a plus 3 for second place. There was a tie for first place in J group at plus 3 between Janet Howland and Don Tiemans. In K group Tom Nelligan had a plus 5 to take first place and Bud Hill in second place with a plus 4. Next week will be a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Golf Hammock. Please arrive early to register. For more information, call Pete at 3821280.Harder HallThe Ladies League played a Pro-Am Points event Wednesday, March 7 and saw Doris Cunningham and Lorraine Forcier each come in with a +3. Donna Maki was next at +2 and Sue Herriman finished at +1 The Ladies League played a Low Putts event on Thursday, March 3. Winning first place was Donna Maki with 28. Tying for second/third places were Margarette Sheets and Pat Rice with 29 each. The Ladies League played a pro am points event on Monday, Feb. 28. The winners were: First place, Patty Foorest with plus-8; second place, Norma Gerring with plus-6; and third place, Doris Cunningham with plus-3.Lake June West Golf ClubA Scramble was played on Thursday, March. 3. Winning first place was the team of Art Schmeltz, Betty Billau, Bob and Verna Knishka, Del and Dee Block with 48; second place, John and Virginia Simmons, Tom and Bonnie Pandeford, Don Boulton and Wanda Jones with 49; and third place, Ron Hesson, John Howarth, John and Helene Mellon, Jane Roush and Diane Roush with 51. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 2, Norma Colyer, 6-feet; and No. 8, Verna Knishka, 8-feet-11-inches. (Men), No. 4, Rob Martin, 5-feet-1-inch.PinecrestThe Mens Association played Individual and Pro-Am Points Wednesday, March 9. Leigh Furnal, Dave Pertendra, Gerry Geouque and Ron Geouque took first in the team event with +22, with Bob Watkins, Keith Strickland, Dale Stekl and Art Lewis taking second with +17. Furnal then went on to win A Division with +11, staying just ahead of Gary Wilkins +10. Strickland won B Division with +8 as Bob Luttrell took second with +7. Gerry Geouque, Lynn Fredrick, Doug Henderson and Gordon Outman all tied for the top spot in C Divison with +7 and Dorrell Herron won D Division with +11 while Don Brubaker and Bill Kays tied for second with +8.River GreensThe Morrison Group played Tuesday, March 8 with Keith Kincer, Cliff Steele, Tim Thomas and Harold Plagens winning with a -38. Lefty St. Pierre, Dave Stoddart, John March and Joe Craigo were second at 28. A Mens Day event was played Saturday, March 5 and Cecil Lemons won Flight 1 with a 63, ahead of the 65 brought in by Jim Anderson and the 66 from Vince Boever. Flight 2 had Hank Wunderlich winning with a 61, Harold Plagens in second with a 63 and Frank Conroy third with 67. Bob Stevens won Flight 3 with a 60 while Don McDonald and Ed Mosser tied for second with dueling 66s. Flight 4 went to Harold Kline and his 66 with Neil Purcell scoring a 68 for second and Wayne Carlin a 69 for third. For closest to the pin, Jim Cercy was 3-feet, 2inches from #2, Frank Conroy 5-feet from #3, Bob Stevens 15-feet, 7inches from #4 and Jonny Wehunt 6-feet, 3-inches from #5. A Friday Afternoon Scramble was played March 4 and saw Jeff and Norma Davies, Curt and Glenn Nelson and Dick and Gale Garceau win with a -16. Taking second, with a 14, were C. Seralde, Jim Sisemore, Tom Stewart, Dale Duncan and Dick and Jo Sherman. An AM Scramble was playd Friday, March 4, with Jeannie and Leo Persails, Bob Streeter and Cliff Steele taking the win. The Morrison Group played on Thursday, March 3 with Ray DelSasso and Harold Kline tying for first with John Smutnick and Lefty St. Pierre at 125. Tom Morway and Len Westdale then tied for third with Hank Wunderlich and Paul Johnson at 131. Ken Brunswich and Gil Heier were next at 131 while Wayne Carlin and Bob Biever finished with a 135. A Ladies Pro-Am was played Thursday, March 3 with Nancy Long, Michele Koon, Dianne Stoddart and Jan Stevens winning with +10 1/2. Diane Evans, Babe McDonald, Pat Kincer and Anne Purcell scored a +1 to tie for second with Bev Rudd, Penny Anderson, Peggy Wehunt and Betty LeBlanc. In the individual competition, Koons +5 topped Ann Purdys +3. A Mens Pro-Am was played Wednesday, March 2. Wayne Carlin, Dave Petty, Cecil Lemons and Jim Cercy took first with +26, while Romy Febre, Gerry Page, John Hierholzer and Keith Kincer were second with +16 1/2. Glenn Nelson, Curt Nelson, Joe Craigo and Paul Johnson were third at +13 and Brian Van Slooten, Dick McClay, Bob Streeter and Cliff Steele were fourth at +12 1/2. Individually, A Flight went to Tom Morway at +6 with Febre second at +5. Dave Pettys +12 won B Flight ahead of Lemons +8 for second while Hierholzer won C Flight with +11 and McClay was second with +7. D Flight went to Craigo at +5 and Leo Persails was second with +4 1/2. The Morrison Group played on Tuesday, March 1 wtih Don McDonald, Butch Smith, Ken Brunswick and Romy Febre winning with a -33. Joe Graf, Cliff Aubin, Harold Plagens and Harold Kline were second at -29 and a tie for third at -27 was seen between the teams of Cliff Steele, Bob Stevens, Jim Anderson and Gil Heier and Bob Biever, John Smutnick, Jim Cercy and Frank Conroy. The Golfettes played on Monday, March 1 and saw Anne Kelly with the First Flight Low Gross with a 78. Taking second was Linda Therrien at 88 while Peggy Wehunt won the Low Net with a 66 and Betty LeBlanc was second with 71. In the Second Flight, Fran Neil won Low Gross with 91, ahead of Carole McClays 97 with Pat Gowers 66 winning Low Net ahead of Penny Andersons 68. Jeannine Persails had Low Gross in the Third Flight at 99 with Diane Evans winning a match of cards for second with a 107. Pattie Wedge won Low Net with a 71 and Pat Graf won a match of cards to take second with a 72.SpringLakeThe SpringLake Womens Golf Association held their annual Club Championship Tournament on Monday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 9. This covered play onthe Cougar Trail Course on day one and the Panther Creek Course on day two. Last years Club Champion, Teri Swisher,made it two in a row after www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011Page 3B TO ADVERTISE ON THIS PAGE CALL ANGI 386-5626 Located Inside Inn On The Lakes Hotel 3100 Golfview Rd. Sebring, FL863-314-0348 FREE BEERWith Purchase of Appetizer or Entree! Great Golf ValuePar 72 Championship Golf Course Golf Instruction & Practice Facility Full-service Caddyshack Restaurant & Bar Sebring GolfClubcall 863-314-5919 or online at www.mysebring.com Located off Hwy 27 in Sebring 3118 Golfview Rd., Sebring, FL 33875 To schedule a tee time OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE(863) 382-0500 3201 Golfview Rd. 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shooting an 86and a 78 fora grossof164. Jean Donahue is the new Super Senior Champion with a gross score of 198 96 on Cougar and 102 on Panther. We extend our congratulations to both ofthese ladies as they are a fineexample of the women who play in our league and also are representatives on the interclub team.. Flight A winners are as follows: 1st place Gross Pearl Bradford with an 81and an 87 for a 168;2nd placeBrenda Green, 88and84for172 and 3rd place was won by Debbie Delaney with 90and 93 for a 183. Net winner in Flight A was Dotti Blackwell with a 73and 64for137. Marsi Benson won 2nd place with67and 75 for142. Carol Rathwas the Flight B Gross winner after shooting92 and 82, totaling 174. Roberta Briggs won second place with 88 and 92 for 180. Marilyn Redenbarger, 89 and 98, for 187, was third place winner. Flight B Net 1st place winner was Pam Ferguson, 60 and 73 for a total 133; 2nd place was Linda Pfleger, 71 and 68 for 139 and in 3rd place was Judy Dunn who had 77 and 78 for a 155. Jan Nelson: 92/99/191 was winner of first place Gross in Flight C with Rosie Foote: 99/94/193 in second and Sharon Warner: 93/106/199, third. Netwinners in Flight Cwere Carolyn Irvine: 68/74/142, Joann Deweese: 72/72/144, and Margaret Mazzola: 73/74/147. Flight D Gross was won by Julia Starr, 1st place, with 98/108 for a total 206; in 2nd place was Carole Frederick: 105/104/209 and RuthAnn Payne was third with 112/109 for 221. Net Flight D winners were: Kay Gorham: 59/78/137; Chris Murchie: 70/77/147; and Dottie Williams: 85/83/168. There was a Pick Your Partner two day event held at Spring Lake Golf Resort ending on Thursday,March 3. Tuesdays format on the Panther Creek course was One Best Ball (net of handicap). Tied atFirst inthe A Flight were Lawens/Danko and Brochu/Rath at 61 strokes. Tied at the top of B Flight were Eastep/Schroeder and Docherty/Weekley, alsoat 61 strokes. On Thursday, we played Cougar Trail andboth net scores were counted and added to Day 1. The two-day winner of the A Flight was Ron Brochuand Bart Rathat 192 strokes. Second Place was taken by Ken Kirbyand Bob Hinde at 205. There was a tie for third Place at 206between Dave Kamish and Bob Berg and the team of Bill Lawens and John Danko. Fifth Place went to Dwight Demitz and Ray Albert at 207 (who came back from a net 70 on Day 1). The B Flight was won by Dave Docherty and Howard Weekley with 202 strokes. Second Place at 203 was a tie between Will David and Bob Marshall and the team ofBill Schauwecker and Gerry Esty. Fourth Place at 204went to the Bohanon brothers, Red and Bo, and Fifth Place at 206 went to the team of Vern Hernly and George Thomas, both of whom shot net 69s. Thursdays play was led by the sparkling net 64 of Ron Brochu and the net 66 of Ken Kirby. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.com Dr. Keatley WaldronChiropractorwww.waldronchiropractic.com(863) 382-4445 13 Ryant Blvd. Sebring Westshore PlazaACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 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 throughout t he 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 Hwy 6 4 in Avon Park. Well paddle upstream to Lake A rbuckle at the entrance to the Bombing R ange where we will stop, get out, s tretch have a snack, and then paddle o ur way back to the boat ramp. This trip is approximately 2 1/2 hours o f paddling time at a very leisure pace. I deal for beginners and first-timers as w ell 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 trip u nder 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 have a snack) and then paddle our way back to Veterans Beach (or vice versa depending on weather conditions). Sunday March 20, 4 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle Creek/ Istokpoga Park We will meet and launch from the boat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 in Sebring. Well paddle upstream to our favorite get out/stretch/snack/swim spot and then paddle our way back to the Park. This is a late afternoon (sunset) trip with approximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. Ideal for beginners and first-timers as well as seasoned paddlers. Saturday March 26, 10 a.m. Alafia River Lithia Springs Park The Alafia River is a narrow, twisting trail with large oak, cypress and cedar trees that line the banks and form a canopy overhead. Paddlers share the peace and quiet with wading birds and turtles. The Alafia is a fairly swift river, especially for central Florida, and some small shoals are exposed in low water creating small (very small) rapids... Yippee! We will meet at Lithia Springs Park and shuttle you to the launch site at Alderman Ford Park. This is a full day trip with approximately 3 1/2 4 hrs of paddling time including a break for lunch about halfway. Sunday March 27, 4 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle Creek/ Istokpoga Park We will meet and launch from the boat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 in Sebring. Well paddle upstream to our favorite get out/stretch/snack/swim spot and then paddle our way back to the Park. This is a late afternoon (sunset) trip with approximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. Ideal for beginners and firsttimers as well as seasoned paddlers. All trips are $39 per person (single or tandem), $19 for those bringing their own kayaks. All reservations must be confirmed via phone or email no later than 24 hrs prior to the trip. Kayaking is a water activity you will get wet. so dress appropriately. Kayaking is also a year-round activity in Florida and Sebring Kayak Tours do not typically cancel tours due to cooler weather or due to rain, unless encounter dangerous thunder/lightning is encountered. Sebring Kayak Tours reserves the right to cancel any tours that do not meet the minimum amount of participants. Plenty of Kayak Tours on tap in March Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID In W ednesdays action for the L ake Placid Senior Softball L eague, Yates Insurance (126 ) widened their lead to two g ames with a hard fought 242 2 win over Lake Placid M arine (8-9). Yates overcame a 12-1 d eficit to snatch victory from t he jaws of defeat with Jim R adcliff hitting two home r uns over the fence. Jim Morgan (two doubles) h ad four hits, while Dusty H ensley (double, home run) a nd Victor Rodriguez had t hree hits each. For the Mariners, Rod P almer (double, home run) h ad five hits.Dick Cook a nd Howard Carney (two d oubles) had four hits each. Seminole Tire (10-8) fell t wo games behind Yates in t he standings by virtue of t heir 20-18 loss to Lockhart ( 7-10). Dave Reed continued his a ssault on opposition pitchi ng with three roundtrippers, t wo of them grand slams and 1 2 RBI. Barry Hurlbut and Cliff B luml chipped in with four h its, while Ray Wilson and D ick Cook had three hits each. For The Noles, Bob Richards had four hits and played exceptional outfield defense. The Three Hit Club included Don Cunningham, Kyle Saunders, Mike Jurmu (home run) and Tom Walsh. Central Security (7-10) finished off a winning week by toppling Schoonis (8-10) 13-6. Centrals defense turned in numerous nifty plays to keep The Restauranteurs off the scoreboard and on the bench. Ken Farano flashed both leather and bat, driving in five runs and coming up with numerous defensive stops at third base. Brian Pluta had three hits and made two stellar catches in left field. Central Security owner and outfielder Dana Hurlbut homered and turned in his own highlight catch to back the solid pitching of JC Brown. The biggest crowd pleaser for Central was 93-year old Al Chipps smashing a single between first and second. For Schoonis, only an outof-park home run by Bob Poulin was worthy of mention. Monday action in Lake Placid Senior Softball witnessed a Clash of the Titans as Yates Insurance and Seminole Tire, tied for the league lead, squared off against each other. When the smoke had cleared, Yates squeaked out a 23-22 victory. Manager Dusty Hensley led the way with three home runs and nine RBI. His supporting cast included Jim Morgan with four hits (two doubles, triple), while Barry Hurlbut (double, triple, home run), Bill Gallagher (triple), Jim Radcliff (double, triple) and winning pitcher Victor V-Rod Rodriguez contributed three hits each to the cause. Pacing the Tiremen were Jess Hathaway (double, home run) and Don Cunningham (double, triple) with four hits each. The Three Hit Club included Kyle Saunders (triple), Mo Pier (triple), Bob Richards, Tom Walsh and Gary Van. Octogenarian George Quay smashed a single and coaxed three walks. Schoonis defeated Lake Placid Marine 21-14. Bob Roth and Ed Engler (two triples) led The Restauranteursattack with five hits each. Winning pitcher Bob Poulin (double) had four, and John Buja (double), Jeff Stanley (double), Fred Moore, Harlan Newby and manager Darrell Richards (two doubles) had three hits each for the victors. On the Marinersside, Jim Hensley (double) and speedy Richard Rivera (three doubles) had four hits each. Manager Jim Guild (two doubles) and Larry Oser had three hits. Central Security continued their improved second-half play with a 20-16 win over Lockhart Service Center. Manager Duke Hensley had two doubles, a triple and a homer. Left Fielder Brian Pluta shagged two difficult flies with runners on to end the game. For Lockhart, Hall of Famer Dave Reed continued his torrid hitting with three out-of-the-park homers, one a grand slam and 10 RBI. Yates increases Lake Placid League lead Continued from 3B Golf scores from around the county 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles. Mondays match welcomed back Donglasan to the team after missing the last few matches due to injury. She returned in fine form, getting back into her No. 2 singles slot and moving Patel back to her spot at No. 3. But that duo picked up the only two wins in singles for Sebring, as well as the lone doubles win. Donglasan bounced back from a 2-6, opening-set loss to Vanessa Watt to win the next two 6-4, 6-1 to take the match. Patel had an easier time with Beth Turner, winning 6-1, 6-1. The pair then teamed u p to win the No. 2 doubl es match 8-4. But Walter fell at No. 1 singles, Kelly Broen at N o. 4 and Morgan Heston at N o. 5 before the Lady Brahma ns clinched the match win wi th Samantha Rivera an d Katherine Ragamat dow ning Walter and Broen in N o. 1 doubles. Okeechobee is a ve ry strong team, Holling er said. Our girls played the ir best tennis against them butthey experienced the ir first loss of the season. The girls were schedul ed to host Lake Plac id Thursday, though the d ay long dose of rain left t he match likely to be resche duled. Continued from 1B Tennis takes first loss The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Metro ServicesMost people would not go a day or a week without eating, yet its common to go a night or week or even longer without once getting a good nights rest. That reality is potentially very harmful, as sleep can influence productivity, memory, mood, and alertness. To ensure youre getting sufficient and beneficial rest, consider the following tips. Keep a regular sleep schedule. Maintaining a regular bedtime and wakeup schedule helps alert the body to when its time to go to sleep and wake up. While its common to abandon such a routine on weekends, its best to avoid completely deviating from a weekly sleep schedule every Friday and Saturday night. Keep as consistent a sleep schedule as possible, even on weekends. Sleep when its dark outside. Nap afficionados will heap praise on the value of a daily middday nap. However, napping during the daytime could be the equivalent of stealing from Peter to pay Paul. While a daytime nap might be the rejuvenating boost you need in the middle of the day, it could very well be that youre tired during the day because you didnt sleep well overnight after taking a mid-afternoon nap. Make things as comfortable as possible. Some people need absolute silence when sleeping, while others need to listen to music. Each individual is different, but creating a serene and soothing sleep environment can help ensure a quality nights rest. Sleep on an adequate mattress. Sleeping problems often result from older mattresses that have worn out their welcome. Look for one that provides both comfort and support. Couples should also be sure their mattress is big enought to comfortably fit two people. Keep eyes off the clock. Its probably a product of human nature, but many people, upon waking up in the middle of the night, quickly glance at the nearest clock. This should be avoided, as it often makes people start thinking about the sleep theyre missing, indirectly making it more difficult to get back to sleep. Get your exercise. Exercise is beneficial in many ways, not the least of which is promoting a better nights sleep. However, exercise also gets many people amped up, so its best to finish an exercise several hours before bedtime to allow your heart rate to return to normal and your mind to calm down. Stop eating and consuming caffeine several hours before bed. Eating shortly before bed can cause digestive problems, making it difficult to fall asleep or enjoy a good nights rest. Its also best to avoid caffeine and any other stimulants in the hours leading up to bedtime. Make the bed simply a place to sleep. When you watch television from bed or work from bed, this can make it difficult to fall asleep in bed. In general, its best to reserve the bed solely for sleeping. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011Page 5B 130 S. 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National studies show t hat 20-25 percent of more t han 39 million children a re at risk to suffer from u ndetected vision probl ems. Childrens eyes are o ne of the most basic tools t hey use for learning. I mpaired vision in children c an seriously affect learni ng abilities and contribute t o the development of b ehavior problems, such as a ttention deficit disorder. C hildren with vision probl ems are often not even a ware of their difficulty, n or do they complain or s eek help. They have no p oint of reference when t heyre young, and assume e veryone sees as they do. E arly discovery and treatm ent can prevent many of t hese problems. Parents are often unsure a bout when a child should h ave their first eye exam. F indings from a study cond ucted by the Southern C ollege of Optometry in M arch of 2008 showed that o f the 36 percent of child ren who had never had an e ye exam by the age of 5, 9 1 percent of their parents s tated that they had passed t he vision screening cond ucted by the childs pediat rician. In their minds, their c hild had no visual issue. About 20 percent of t hese same children failed t he comprehensive screeni ng conducted by the S outhern College of O ptometry faculty. Parents need to realize t hat the vast number of s chool and pediatric vision s creenings do not test the c hilds vision up close, t hey only test the child at d istance. This reflects the e rroneous premise that if a c hild can see the board at s chool, then they must not h ave a vision problem. N othing could be further f rom the truth. Vision screenings are o ffered by many schools, a nd while they represent a p ositive effort to discover t hose students suffering f rom a vision problem, t hey also miss 30-40 perc ent of binocular vision d isorders in children. Binocular vision disord ers represent problems w ith both eyes working t ogether. Children with t hese types of problems h ave no difficulty passing a v ision screening. They can o ften see 20/20 at distance w ith each eye individually; h owever, when using both e yes at near distances (i.e. r eading) they may have a p roblem converging ( pulling their eyes in) or accommodating (keeping things in focus at near). If a child cannot look at something up close without discomfort, they wont. Unfortunately, these children are all too often mislabeled as problem children because they cant seem to stay focused in the classroom. Between 60-80 percent of my pediatric patients taking attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications have been diagnosed with binocular vision disorders, all of which are successfully treated with either vision therapy or glasses. This is not to say, of course, that some children do not need these behavioral medications, but it is critical to have their eyes examined first. If there is a family history of vision problems, the first exam should occur around the age of 6 months. Not every eye doctor offers this type of pediatric examination, so be sure to check with the office when making the appointment to be sure that your doctor is comfortable with this. If there is no family history of eye problems, the childs first eye exam should occur around the age of 3, and yearly thereafter. In addition to checking a childs visual acuity and eye muscle coordination, a pediatric examination will also include an examination of their overall eye health. Children are susceptible to many of the same ocular diseases as adults, although at a much lower rate. Vision is the process of obtaining meaning from what is seen. It is more than clearness of sight. Good vision encompasses the ability to use the eyes for extended periods of time without discomfort, to analyze and interpret information, and to respond to what is being seen. Good vision involves normal binocular vision, accommodation (focusing at near), ocular motility, and vision information processing skills, which allow us to respond to our surroundings. Just about every parent makes sure that their child has their first dental exam before entering kindergarten. Make sure to have their eyes examined by an optometrist as well. After all, this is how they learn. Valerie Moulds is a board certified optometric physician practicing in Sebring and is Arizona and Florida certified in diagnostics and therapeutics. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Arizona Optometric Association and Florida Optometric Association. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Pediatric vision problems are common Focal Point Dr. Valerie Moulds Community outreach events Ace Homecare comm unity outreach events f or the upcoming we ek include: Today 7 a.m., Heal th Fair, Arc residenc e, Pleasant Street, Avo n Park; and 9 a.m., Heal th Fair, Avon Park Meal Sit e, Main Street, Avon Park. Monday 8 a.m ., Health Fair, Hammo ck Estates, Hammock Roa d, Sebring; and 1 p.m ., Caregivers Suppo rt Group, Crown Poin te Assisted Livin g Community, Sun N La ke Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday 8 a.m ., Health Fair, Sebrin g Bluffs, U.S. 27, Sebrin g; 10:30 a.m., Health Fa ir, Fair Havens, Apartmen ts, Spinks Road, Sebring; an d 1 p.m., Health Fa ir, Groves, behind Sebrin g Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday 9 a.m ., Health Fair, Avon Pa rk Meal Site, Main Street. Thursday 9 a.m ., Health Fair, Maranat ha Village, Arbuckle Cre ek Road, Sebring; and 10:3 0 a.m., Caregivers su pport group, Balmor al Assisted Living Facilit y, 93 Balmoral Road, C R 621, Lake Placid. Easy ways to get a better nights sleep Metro Services NEWS-SUN

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Page 6BNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.com Some Risks Are Worth Taking. Your Health Isnt One of Them. First, 32 people die every day of skin cancer in the USA. Second, most skin cancer deaths are preventable. Therefore, forgiveness is the chance to prevent skin cancer with a Dermatology skin exam. Therefore, forgiveness is the Lord offering you free will to not be a statistic. SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE. OR LET US DO IT FOR YOU.Darrin A. Rotman, M. D. Julie L. Iellimo, P. A. C. Jennifer A. Wolf, P. A. C.863-386-0786Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. Lakeshore Car Wash 991USHwy27NorthSebring (863) 471-9274 LubeOil&Filter $22. 95 YourFullService Wash&DetailCenter LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Call for Our Weekly Specials.AVON PARK 452-5800 SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530 DearPharmacist: Heart disease r uns in my family so naturally, Im w orried. Afriend told me that brushing y our teeth can prevent heart disease. I w as polite, but I dont believe him. Can t his be true? K.M., Sanibel Answer: Youre friend is right, so h ow important is oral hygiene? In a w ord, very. In 2005 researchers at C olumbia University Medical Center f ound that the bacteria that grow in y our mouth (promoting the formation o f plaque on your pearly whites and c ausing gum disease) are the exact s ame germs that contribute to plaque f orming in your arteries to cause heart d isease. Sounds to me like a darned good reas on to brush and floss each day. If you a void bacon because of cholesterol c oncerns, I actually found bacon-flav ored dental floss on the Internet. Earlier this year, researchers in L ondon published a study that lends m ajor support to the recommendation t o keep the mouth clear of plaque. The r esearchers looked at results from the S cottish Health Survey, which collected h ealth data from more than 11,000 men a nd women, a representative sampling o f the general population of Scotland. O ver a period of eight years the r esearchers recorded 555 cardiovascul ar events, 170 of which were fatal. When I say events I mean heart attacks, strokes and similar problems. Now heres where the study gets really interesting, from a tooth-brushing point of view. Even allowing for things like smoking, obesity, and poor diet, the London researchers found that those who reported that they seldom or never brushed their teeth were 70 percent more likely to experience a cardiovascular event than those who paid greater attention to dental care. Seventy percent. Its so easy to brush and floss your teeth, and it impacts the health of your most important muscle. Even people with dentures have to be vigilant about plaque formation, you are not immune. Everyone should visit a dental hygienist twice a year for a thorough exam and cleaning. Im shy about x-rays, so I just opt for the cleaning when I go. A good dentist office will respect your wishes and not pressure you for x-rays each time. Heres another idea to make your mouth healthier and less of a host to plaque forming bacteria. Scrape your tongue. You can buy a tongue scraper at any pharmacy and all you have to do is use it after you brush your teeth. Draw the scraper gently down your tongue a few times, and rinse it after each scrape. That brownish white gunk that comes off your tongue? Thats mostly bacteria. Flushing that down the sink is much better than swallowing them. This is great for people with bad breath too. For under $10 you can get a new toothbrush, tongue scraper and floss, the pay-off is that youre protecting your ticker while making yourself more kissable. Whats not to love?!Did you know?Anew study suggests that taking ibuprofen two or three times per week may cut your risk for Parkinsons disease. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Brush up: artery clogging bacteria begins in the mouth Metro Services One study showed that good oral hygiene led to a 70 percent reduction in cardiovascular events. Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen With winters cold weather passing and the sunshine beginning to peek through the clouds, its time for kids to escape the clutches of the television and embrace the playground. Whether its participating in a game of tag, playing a sport or having fun in the sandbox, plenty of children will be active on their feet this summer. However, a day in the sun can end with a day at the doctors office if the proper safety measures are ignored. Before children catch a glimpse of the giant slide at the pool, the oversized toys at the park or the exciting rides at the amusement park, prepare them with the right footwear and protect them with the right care. These tips could save your childs soles this summer: Carefully observe your childs walking patterns. Does your child have toes that point in or out, have knock-knees or other gait abnormalities? These problems can be corrected if they are detected early and treated by a podiatrist. Childrens feet change size rapidly so always have your childs feet measured each time you purchase new shoes. When shopping for shoes, look for stiff material on either side of the heel, adequate cushioning and a built-in arch. The shoe should bend at the ball of the foot, not in the middle of the shoe. Flipflops are very popular and not a very good choice for shoe gear. They will cause bunions, hammer toes and many other problems. Limit the tim e children wear platform or heele d shoes and alternate with good quality sneaker o r flat shoes. Hightops generally help prevent ankle sprains Sturdy sandals are a great choice to allow feet to breathe and protect from bad surfaces. Dont wear shoes that need a break-in period. Good shoes should feel comfortable right away. For athletic activities, choose a shoe that is designed for the sport you r child will be playing. Never pack brand new shoes for your children to wear on vacation. When applying sunscreen, dont forget about putting some on your childs feet. Additionally, always remember to reapply. Lack of complaints by a youngster is not a reliable sign. The bones of growing feet are so flexib le that they can be twisted and distorted without the child being aware. Foot doctors examine your childrens feet. They need to be able to carry them throughout their lives. Most of us will wal k enough to circumvent the Earth four times in a lifetime. Dr. Joni Jones is a podiatrist in Sebring who can be reached at 382-3228, stop by her office at 206 West Center Avenue, Sebring or mail to P.O. Box 1719, Sebring, FL 33871. Taking care of your feet is not childs play Foot Care Dr. Joni Jones Associated PressCHICAGO Two health groups are hoping a hungry caterpillar will take a bite out of childhood obesity. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle tells about a caterpillar who munches his way through a variety of foods. The American Academy of Pediatrics and a group affiliated with former President Bill Clinton hope to use the book to help kids make nutritious food choices and lead healthier lives. The groups announc ed plans Tuesday to send mo re than 17,000 pediatricia ns special copies of the boo k, along with growth char ts and parent handouts o n healthy eating. Dr. Marion Burton, he ad of the pediatrics academ y, says the campaign can tea ch kids healthy habits and a love of reading. The author says he hop es his caterpillar will be a happy reminder for kids to grow healthy. Groups hope Hungry Caterpillar helps fight fat SUZETTE LABOY Associated PressDAVIE William G onzalezs world collapsed w hen his wife of more than 5 0 years was diagnosed with A lzheimers disease four y ears ago. The 78-year-old C uban immigrant knew little a bout the scourge that was g radually robbing his wife of a lifetime of memories. Today, the Air Force vetera n struggles to run his home i n Davie, Fla., while serving a s sole caretaker for his 74y ear-old wife Ida. In increasing numbers, H ispanics are facing the w renching prospect of helpi ng a loved one battle the most common form of dementia. The population of elderly Hispanics is projected to grow the fastest of all U.S. racial and ethnic groups in coming years, from just under 3 million in 2008 to 17.5 million in 2050, according to the Federal Interagency Forum on AgingRelated Statistics. That has Alzheimers groups pushing to raise awareness among Hispanics who are living longer, into the decades when the risk rises dramatically. The Alzheimers Association Know the 10 Signs workshop in Spanish is being offered at the more than 70 chapters nationwide. Asupport group started by The Latino Alzheimers & Memory Disorders now meets twice monthly in different Chicago locations. In Milwaukee, the Latino Geriatric Center provides screenings for memory loss and support groups. Complications from Alzheimers is the sixth-leading cause of death for nonHispanics and 12th-leading cause of death among Hispanics, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Yet the nations largest, private nonprofit funder of Alzheimers research the Alzheimers Association warns that the number of older Hispanics with Alzheimers and related dementias could rise more than sixfold from fewer than 200,000 cases today to as many as 1.3 million by 2050. We want to make sure we increase concern and awareness as much as we can and extend our services and support, said Janis Robinson, an association official. Experts say some Hispanics are reluctant to make medical appointments, which can create long delays from when symptoms are first noticed until a neurologist is seen. Move to boost Hispanics awareness of Alzheimers HEALTHYLIVING

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T he Community Calendar p rovides a brief listing of l ocal clubs and organizat ions who meet on a regul ar basis. It is the respons ibility of the group to u pdate the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing b y calling 385-6155, ext. 5 16; send any changes by e -mail to editor@newss un.com;or mail them to N ews-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 S outh, Sebring, FL33870.FRIDAY Alcoholics A nonymous One Day At A Time group meets for a c losed discussion at 9:30 a .m. Monday and Friday a t Covenant Presbyterian C hurch, 4500 Sun N L akes Blvd., Sebring. For d etails, call 314-0891. Alzheimers A ssociation Support G roup meets at 6 p.m. s econd Friday at the Oaks o f Avon in AvonPark. For d etails, call 385-3444. American Legion Post 2 5 hosts a fish fry from 57 p.m. at the post, 1490 U .S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost i s $6. Shrimp also is a vailable for same price. O pen to the public. T ickets in the lounge on F riday night. Lounge h ours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4 65-7940. American Legion Post 7 4 has karaoke from 7 p .m. until final call at the p ost, 528 N. Pine St., S ebring. Post open at n oon. Happy Hour from 46 p.m. Members and g uests only. For details, c all 471-1448. Avon Park Breakfast R otary Club meets 7 a .m., Rotary Club buildi ng. Bridge Club of S ebring (American C ontract Bridge Club) p lays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 F ernleaf Ave., Sebring. F or details, call 385-8118. Grand Prix Cloggers B eginner classes are at 9 a .m., EZ Intermediate c lasses are at 10 a.m., a nd Intermediate classes a re at 11 a.m. every F riday at Reflection on S ilver Lake, Avon Park. C all Julie for further inform ation at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners S quare Dance Club o ffers a class in Lake P lacid at the Sunshine RV R esort from 9-11 a.m. F riday. For more informat ion, call Sam Dunn at 3 82-6792 or e-mail him at s amdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland AIDS N etwork meets 9 a.m., s econd Friday, Heartland P rofessional Plaza L earning Center, Sebring. Heartland Clubs meet at 3 :30 p.m. on the second F riday of each month at P lacid Lakes Town Hall B uilding, 2010 Placid Lakes B lvd. Call 699-6773. Highlands Social D ance Club hosts ballr oom dancing every F riday, October through M arch 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 fry from 57 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 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 Together) meets the second Friday each month at 10 a.m. in the conference room of Florida Hospital Home Care Services located at 4005 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. For more information contact Grace Plants at 2731421. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBL Duplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 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 lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 6995444. 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. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 2-4 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 69 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 452-3803. Cancer Support Group meets from 1011:30 a.m. at Christ Fellowship Church, 2935 New Life Way, Sebring, hosted by Sue and Kristi Olsen. Call 446-1284 or 385-2974. 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 voluntee r, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 452-0006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 1 7 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancak e breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. N o setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking Amonthly social is planned at 6:30 p.m. on the second Saturday at the club. There will be dinner and music provide d for dancing. Reservation s are required by calling www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011Page 7B SUPPORTYOUR 385-3497HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OLDEST ESTABLISHED HEARING AID OFFICE130 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring Mon. 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Page 8BNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.com RELIGION Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call theNews-Sunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 471-0924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and evening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-4521136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 3865055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail:office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 453-6681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL33852 (863) 4653721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). AdultLifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5-MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANAgroups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 655-1878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church, 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-theMonth-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 3823695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL33870, 3850049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 3:30 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family and Youth Center). Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: 2:30-3:15 p.m. Saturdays, 7:15-7:45 a.m. first Friday, 9-10 a..m. Sundays, or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 3826676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 3821343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship Service meet s at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evenin g Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (o ff site); Wednesday Praye r Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:3 0 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public readin g room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible an d the Christian Science textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Bake r Eddy are our only preachers. All ar e welcome to come and partake o f the comfort, guidance, suppo rt and healing found in the lesson sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 70 0 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park FL33825. Minister: Larr y Roberts. Sunday Worshi p Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m Nursery facilities are available a t every service. Bible Study : Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible cen tered classes for all ages Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443 We would like to extend an inv itation for you and your family t o visit with us here at Sebrin g Parkway. Our hours of servic e are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m .; Sunday Worship Service, 1 0 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 70 7 W. Main St. Randall Ruper t, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday schoo l begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages ; morning worship at 10:45 a.m .; and evening service at 6 p.m Wednesday evening service is a t 7 p.m. with special services fo r children and adults. Special serv ices once a month for senior s (Prime Time) and Ladies min istries. If you need any mor e information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e PLACESTOWORSHIP A tonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING The first Sunday i n Lent worship service will be led b y the Rev. Jefferson Cox with H oly Eucharist. Midweek Lenten service March 1 6 through April 13 start with s oup, sandwich and pie supper at 5 :30 p.m. Service of the Word at 6 :15 p.m., led by Lois Hess, Ed G raff and Ron Fitzpatrick. Jim H elwig will be the organist. The L itanys will be titled Affirming T he Ash Heap, a series comparing J esus and Job. Palm Sunday service, April 17 w ill be led by Deacon Dave T horesen with Holy Eucharist. Maundy Thursday service, April 2 1 will be with the Rev. Jefferson C ox at 7 p.m. Good Friday service, April 22 w ill be at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday service at 9:30 a .m. will be led by the Rev. J efferson Cox with Holy Eucharist. B runch follows worship service in t he fellowship hall. Bible study and discussion is at 1 0 a.m. Thursdays, led by Sharon P almer. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK Christian W arfare (2 Timothy 2: 4) will be t he message presented by Larry R oberts, minister. There will be a teen fellowship and supper following the evening worship. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest. Ave. Call 453-4692Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK The First Sunday in Lent Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled Light into the Wilderness. Wednesday, March 16 Midweek Lenten Devotions begin at 6 p.m. with a soup and sandwich supper with service at 7 p.m. The Rev. John Hirst will preach on The Miraculous Tearing of the Temple Curtain. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east the Avon Park High School. Call 471-2663 or visit christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled Possessed By Vision at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, Angels in Waiting! from the Scripture Matthew 4:1-11. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK For Sunday morning, the Rev. Jon Beck will speak at the Sunday morning and evening services. Nursery is available for both services. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon titled Marys Example of Contentment The Key To Our Spiritual Growth with regards to Luke 2:1-7. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com.First Christian ChurchAVON PARK Last Sunday members looked into the book of Ecclesiastes in the sermon Living Your Life for God. This week this sermon will be finished in Part 2, looking at how life is fragile, and how we need to love The Lord with everything weve got. There will be no Sunday evening study this week, but there will be the Monday ladies study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday is the annual Chili Cook-Off at 6 p.m. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The church Web site is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Anna Coley and Linda Correll. Communion will be served by Betty Harcourt, Carol Chandler, Gretchen Ames and Jayne Weldy. Greeting the congregation will be Diane Beidler. Michael and Carol Graves will work with childrens church. Lighting the candles during the month of March will be Catherine Baker. Diane Thibodeau will be with the children in the nursery during the month of March. The Rev. Juanita Roberts sermon is titled AFew Good Men with the Scripture taken from Matthew 9:35 10:4. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 385-0352.First Presbyterian ChurchAVON PARK On Sunday, March 13 the pastors sermon is titled Gods Knowledge based o n Psalm 130:1-6. Maxine Johnson, adult Bible study teacher, continues the study of David in II Samuel Chapter 11 which tells the story of David and Bathsheba. Wendy Garcia teaches the yout h class. At 2 p.m., there will be a training session for elders and deacons conducted by the pastor. On Monday, the Crafty Ladies will meet from 10 a.m. until noon This will be there last session before displaying the crafts they have made and packing them up t o send to our denomination's gift shop at Bonclarken in Flat Rock, N.C. On Tuesday, the Session will meet at 6 p.m. Family Potluck will be at 6 p.m Wednesday. Bring a meat or vegetable dish, salad or dessert. Table service and beverages will be pro vided. Guest speakers will be Eric and Wanda Neal. They will speak on the youth camps that are held each summer. An offering for Camp for Kids will be taken. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call the church office at 453-3242. Snapshots Continued on page 9B

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011Page 9B RELIGION EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee h our following services. N ewcomers welcome. Call 4535 664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web s ite: redeemeravon.com. The c hurch is at 839 Howes Way, A von Park (two miles north of S un N Lake Boulevard, across f rom Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, F L33870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. M idweek service on Wednesday a t 6 p.m. Sunday School for all a ges at 9 a.m. The nursery is o pen 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes a fter the 10 a.m. service ends. W ednesday: Adult Bible study, 9 :30 a.m. Visitors are always welc ome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. C hurch office 385-7649, for more i nformation. St. Francis of Assisi E piscopal Church, 43 Lake J une Road, Lake Placid, FL 3 3852. Phone: 465-0051. Rev. E lizabeth L. Myers, Rector. S unday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a .m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. C ome see what makes us differe nt. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a .m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; W ednesday services at 7 p.m. W e offer Kid City Childrens M inistry throughout all services, a nd there are variosu other c lasses for teens, married coup les, prime-timers, and Bible s tudies in Spanish. Kid City Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. ( For registration call: 385-3111). C heck us out on the Web at w ww.sebringgrace.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and R estoration Ministries, (nond enominational) 2200 N. Avon B lvd., AvonPark, FL33825. P hone: 452-9777 or 453-3771. S unday service: Sunday School, 1 0 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. W ednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. P astor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church ( ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview D rive., Sebring. David Thoresen, D eacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, t hird and fifth Sunday each m onth, and Rev. Jefferson Cox o n the second and fourth Sunday o f each month. Jim Helwig, o rganist/choir director. Worship s ervice at 9:30 a.m.; Holy E ucharist is every Sunday. C offee hour on the first and third S unday of each month. Council m eeting on the first Monday of m onth; Ladies Group WELCA m eets at noon second Monday of m onth with lunch. Bring a dish to p ass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 4712663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 3857848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-1163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site atwww.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., AvonPark. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Childrens Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at:www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8:15 and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10 and 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 314-0482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.n et Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church, a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 4021684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page atwww.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL33875; 471-1122; email unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. ACongregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:covpres@strato.net; Web site:www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 4533242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, adult and college age, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group (ages 11-18), 4-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gail Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site,http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 3852438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girl s, second and fourth Wednesday s, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Cente r for Worship. Sunday: Sunda y School, 9:45 a.m.; Holines s meeting, 11 a.m.; and Prais e meeting and lunch, noon Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m .; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. Fo r more information, visit the We b sit e www.salvationarmysebring.co m or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodis t Church, 105 S. Pine St ., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C Bryant, pastor. Tradition al Worship Service at 8:10 an d 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in th e FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Scho ol at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodi st Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m Sundays with Rick Heilig, you th director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunda y worship service is broadcast ove r WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services First United Methodis t Church, 200 South Lake Avenu e, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 453 3759, R. James Weiss, Pasto r, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worsh ip 10:30 a.m. Bible study thir d Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m Prayer Shawl Ministry on the se cond and fourth Friday of th e month at 2 p.m. for women wh o love God and crocheting. Visit u s at our church Web site: www.fum cap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (ove rlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placi d, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ba ll. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pa storal assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Lovin g nursery care provided ever y Sunday morning. Yout h Fellowship, 5 p.m. Bib le Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies an d Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to kno w Christ and make Him known. Ca ll the church office at 465-2422 o r check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m .; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m ., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nurse ry provided for all services. Phon e 382-1736 www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake Unite d Methodist Church, 817 0 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98 ) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weave r Jr., Pastor. Worship servic e starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: PLACESTOWORSHIP First United Methodist Church of Sebring SEBRING The Rev. A .C. Bryant will bring on S unday the message The W orld Hates Jesus with S cripture from John 15:182 5. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. t he Growing with God f amily night continues in the F amily Life Center. SAK Comedy Club is t onight at 6 p.m. in the F amily Life Center. Plan now to attend the E aster Celebration and Egg H unt for children coming up S aturday, April 23. Call the church office for i nformation at 385-5184. T he church is downtown at 1 26 S. Pine St. Visit the Web s ite at www.sebringfirst umc.comHeartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be Three I Ams with Scripture from Romans 1:1416. Service will also include George Kelly singing My Lord and I; Stan Skidmore singing You Raised Me Up; and The Heartland Singers singing New Shoes. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix), phone 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID On Saturday, the Youth Group will host a Relay for Life Car Wash from 9 a.m. to noon on the church campus at the lighthouse. Claude Burnett, pastoral assistant, will preach Sunday on the Lenten theme, He Chose the Nails at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service. Senior Pastor Rev. Fred Ball will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service at Rob Reynolds Hall. Lake Placid Health Care Worship Service at 3:45 p.m. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, phone 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Qualifications for Spiritual Leaders, is taken from I Timothy 3. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the Sunday morning and evening services.Resurection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the First Sunday of Lent, the sermon will be based on the fourth chapter of Matthew. The Busy Bodies meet at 9 a.m. Monday in Burke Hall. The Healing/Prayer Shawl meeting is at 1 p.m., the Lenten services begin at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday (Fragrance Free at the evening service). Choir Practice begins at 3:30 on Thursday.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the sermon topic will be Song of Forgiveness taken from Psalm 32. AARPDrivers Course is at 8 a.m. Friday, March 18.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. David Altman will speak in the morning worship service from the Its All About Jesus series, a study of Colossians. Childrens church and a nursery are available. The Awana clubs meet at 5:30 p.m. The pasto r will speak in the 6 p.m. wo rship hour from the House of Prayer series. Tuesday at 11 a.m. Forever Friends will meet featuring the SIM Troubadours. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information call 385-0752.The Way ChurchSEBRING Rahab and the Spies is the title of Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums message with scripture from Joshua chapter 2. On Saturday there will b e a work day at the church beginning at 8 a.m. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 4716140; the pastors cell is 214-6190. For church info rmation and the pastors me ssages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 8B RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Church News

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Associated Press CRANSTON, R.I. The Cranston School Committee has v oted to keep a prayer banner on public display at a city high school, even if it means a costly legal battle against the A merican Civil Liberties Union. The committee Monday v oted 4-3 to keep the banner at Cranston West that starts Our Heavenly Father ... and ends w ith Amen. The ACLU has said it will sue the school board if the banner remains. The ACLU says the banner v iolates the constitutional separation of church and state. The banner that urges students to do their best has been hanging in the school since the late 1950s. Last year the ACLU asked the school to remove it after getting a complaint from a parent. Students are not required to recite the banners message. About 200 people attended Mondays meeting, with most supporting the banner. There is so much conflict i n marriages today. The d ivorce rate is higher than it h as ever been and the kids g et caught in the middle. A nd there are more single m oms now than ever before i n history. Single motherh ood may be the most diffic ult job in the world. Again, t he children suffer, but so d oes the mom. It is easy for society to c riticize the young mother w ho abandons her children. I t is easy to judge the abus ive young parent. What we o lder folks tend to forget is t hat we had family or neighb ors or a mate to help us at l east part of the day (with t he exception of military w ives who often have to go i t alone). It is impossible to give l ove if you havent been g iven any. I once read an a nalogy that went somet hing like this: Picture your heart as a reservoir of love, a love tank if you will. When you are loved, your tank gets full and you then have love to put in someone elses tank. When your tank is empty, you have no love to share with others. We tend to think of love as a cuddly good feeling. Actually, that feeling comes from giving and receiving love. It is not love itself, but a byproduct of it. When a parent spanks a child (not beats) for doing something that could cause injury or other harm, that parent is loving that child. That parent is trying to teach the child not to do harmful things. Without love the parent wouldnt care if there was harm. Love is an action. It protects, nurtures, serves, encourages, plays, laughs, disciplines and instructs. If we love our parents, we obey them. If we love God, we obey Him. The Bible tells wives to obey their husbands. It also tells wives to love their husbands and children (Titus 2:4). Never does the Bible instruct us to love anyone because they deserve it. If we only love deserving people (whos to determine that?) who will show love to the unlovable? God does. Jesus Christ died on a cruel cross for the thieves, robbers, murderers, drug pushers, and everyone who would put their trust in Him. God loves the unlovable. God has a plan. God teaches us how to love. He set the supreme example. Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo.com Special to the News-SunSEBRING The ladies quartet Forever B e Sure will be featured in the third offeri ng of the Winter Concert series at M aranatha Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Friday, M arch 18. Forever Be Sure was established in 2 008 for the composing, arranging and perf orming of sacred music. An outgrowth of a f amily ministry, the ladies quartet is comp rised of extended family and friends who s hare a common passion for sacred music. C ombining rich, biblical lyrics with tasteful, c ulturally-appropriate music, they offer a f ull selection of fresh vocal, piano and i nstrumental music, as well as musical d rama. Examples can be viewed on their W eb site at www.ForeverBeSure.com. Afourth and final concert in the 2011 s eries will feature the gifted and dynamic d uet team of The Matthews Brothers at 7 p .m. Saturday, April 2. The Maranatha congregation extends a c ordial welcome to friends from the commun ity to share these events. The church is located in Maranatha Village off Arbuckle Creek Road, two miles east of State Road-17 North in Sebring. For more information, call 382-4301 or 382-8594. KOC serving fish during LentAVON PARK The Knights of Columbus Council 14717 of Avon Park will be serving a delicious baked fish dinner starting today and continuing during the six weeks of Lent. Adifferent entree will be offered each week, including herb-crusted tilapia, baked stuffed flounder, cod loin, catfish and shrimp/tuna marinara. The cost of the meal is $8, which includes three side dishes, dessert, roll and beverage. Dinner will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Grogan Center at Our Lady of Grace Church. Carry-outs will be available.3 congregations to hold baptisms at Sunridge BaptistSEBRING Three congregations will be brought together on Sunday with the observance of baptism, utilizing the baptistry in the sanctuary of Sunridge Baptist Church at 3704 Valerie Blvd. During the morning worship service, beginning at 10:45 a.m., Sunridge Baptist Church will observe the ordinance of baptism at the beginning of the worship service for two of their new members. Rev. Tim Finch, the new pastor at Sunridge Baptist Church, will baptize his members. At the end of the morning worship service, Rev. Errol Palmer, pastor of Community of Grace Baptist Church of Sebring, will baptize new members of that congregation. The Community of Grace Baptist Church has been using the facilities of Sunridge Baptist Church for their worship services for at least the last 18 months, and the two congregations have had several joint worship services during that time, as well as coordinated and staffed Vacation Bible School together. At the evening worship service beginning at 6:30 p.m., the New Birth Baptist Church of Sebring, with Rev. Lucious Holley as pastor, will baptize new members of their congregation. In recent months, the New Birth congregation has had several baptism services in the baptistry of the sanctuary at Sunridge Baptist Church, as their current meeting facility does not have a baptistry. Call 382-3695.Saint James Parish celebrates RitesLAKE PLACID The Parish of Saint James Catholic Church in Lake Placid, will joyfully celebrate the combined Rites of Signing and Sending. The Rites are for adults who have been discerning for many months how their desire to become members of the Catholic faith. They have been participating in the Catholic inquiry Process known as RCIA. Father Michael Cannon will celebrate two of the rites during the Vigil Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. These Rites are major steps for an adult who desires to become Catholic. During the Rites, the sponsors and godparents will affirm that they believe the catechumens (the unbaptized) and candidates (baptized Christians who are not in full communion with the Catholic Church) have taken their desire to become Catholic very seriously and are ready to proceed. The parish community will also participate in the Rite by praying for the catechumens and candidates. Father Cannon will then send the soon to be Elect to Epiphany Cathedral in Venice on Sunday, where Bishop Frank Dewane will accept them and they will celebrate the Rite of the Elect. All parishes throughout the diocese will be present for this event. The Bishop, in the name of the Church, carries out the act of admitting the catechumens and candidates as the Elect. St. James is extremely proud of this group of candidates, the RCIATeam Members, as well as the sponsors and godparents. FBC of Lake Placid plans eventsLAKE PLACID First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, located at 119 E. Royal Palm Street in Lake Placid, will host the following events this week: Acar wash will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church parking lot, supporting youth summer programs. Donations are greatly appreciated. Hot-dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase. The Primetimers will host a covered dish luncheon at noon on Monday. in fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish and a friend. Paul von Merveldt Sr. will be speaking about estate planning and senior tax needs.Handbell concert plannedLAKE PLACID The Praise Ringers of First Presbyterian Church will host a handbell concert entitled Expressions of Faith featuring The Praise Ringersaccompanied by the Worship Singers, piano and organ at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Sweets will be served in the courtyard at 3:30 p.m. This concert is in partial fulfillment of the Masters Thesis of K. Joy TollChandler, choir director, fo r the Concordia University Master of Church Music program. The church is at 117 N. Oak Ave. Call 465-2742.Memory, aging seminar setSEBRING Sebring Christian Church is happy to sponsor another free Normal Memory and Aging Seminar on Friday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No reservations will be required this time as we w ill serve only light refreshments. MBACoordinator Kathleen Houseweart from Sarasota Memorial Hospita l Memory Disorder Clinic will help participants unde rstand the normal changes that occur in memory as w e age, what isnt normal and what we can do to preserve brain function. On Sunday, March 20, Grace Harmony in concert at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free but they will gratefull y accept a love offering. The church is at 4514 Hammock Road (the last church on the right just before you enter the park). Call 382-6676.Upward Basketball awards March 21SEBRING First Baptist Sebring will hold a n UpWard Awards Celebratio n for all those parents and children, coaches, announc ers and workers who were involved in UpWard baske tball or cheerleading this year, on Monday, March 21 at 6 p.m., in the church sanctuary. This years special guest is Robyn Slain, a professional basketball entertaine r from the Orlando area. The church is at 200 East Cente r St.Lenten Services set at St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. Lynne Josselyn will be the speaker at the first of four mid-week 30-minute Lente n Services beginning at noon Wednesday, March 16 in th e church sanctuary. Services are planned for the same time on March 23, 30 and April 6 all reflecting on John 3:16. Avariety of vocal and instrumental music will be featured. After each half-hour serv ice, a soup lunch will be served in the fellowship hall. The church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive. Call the church office at 382-1736. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, March 11, 2011www.newssun.com AVON PARK BINGO1091 W. Main St., Avon Park 863-453-2727 (Corner of SR 64 & US 27) 7 NIGHTS A WEEK! MATINEE SUN & WED ELECTRONICPOWER TOUCH 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 SEAMLESS GUTTERS Specials5 INCH GUTTERS$2.99PER LINEAR FOOT6 INCH GUTTERS$3.99PER LINEAR FOOTMany Colors Available RELIGION Courtesy photo Forever Be Sure will be featured in the third offering of the Winter Concert Series at Maranatha Baptist Church on March 18. Snapshots Forever Be Sure in concert March 18 Read Luke 15:11-24 Several years ago in the Lake Placid area there lived a man of the Baptist persuasion that many of us called Uncle Joe. He wasnt really our uncle, but we called him that as a sign of respect. He was a working man, a dragline operator by profession. (I got this story from a man who worked with Uncle Joe for many years). Aunt Lois had given Uncle Joe a list of things to pick up at the store and started down one of the aisles between the rows of groceries, he was suddenly confronted by a dirty, slovenly, drunken woman. As I think about this story, I wonder if my reaction at that point might not have been to quickly get into another aisle. But the Bible that Uncle Joe lived by told him that here was a person who needed help. Believe it or not, Uncle Joe stopped and talked to her for a minute or two and then loaded her into his truck and took her home to Aunt Lois. Now I ask you men, what would your wife say if you brought home such a prize? Well, fortunately, Aunt Lois read and believed in the same Bible as Uncle Joe. In a little bit, Aunt Lois had the woman in the bathtub, scrubbing her good. She found some suitable clothes and got the woman dressed and seated at the supper table. That evening as they sat and talked with her, they learned that she was originally from Kentucky. She had not been home or had contact with her family in several years, as she had drifted into a rather unsavory lifestyle and was ashamed to go home. They talked with her and read some Scripture (perhaps Luke 15:11-24) and encouraged her to go home. The next morning Uncle Joe took her to the bus station, got her a ticket to her hometown, gave her money for food along the way and put her on the bus. We will never know what happened in Kentucky, but I have often wondered if my faith is as strong as that of Uncle Joe Stidham. How about you? Floyd Rider is a Lake Placid resident and a long-time Sunday school teacher. How strong is your faith? Guest Column Floyd Rider Do you feel loved? You should The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE R.I. school board votes to keep prayer on display

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Sebring NOW SHOWINGFriday 03/11 Thursday 03/17 Suick CinemasInformation 385-9980 Office 385-9908New Dolby Digital SoundAll Seats $6.00for Matinee COMING SOONWe will be featuring: Mar 18 THE LINCOLN LAWYER DIVERSIONS DearAbby: My 3-year-old son is terminally ill. My sister-in-law, Anita, has a son who is a year old. Anita always wants to compete for attention between the two boys. She makes nasty comments to family members, suggesting that her son is ignored while mine gets all the attention. No one says anything to her because theyre afraid of her blowups. I dont know how much longer I can live with this. It is hard enough watching my son slip away a little more each day, but having to deal with this has pushed me over the edge. How can I handle a crazy in-law in this situation? Falling Apart in Illinois DearFalling Apart: Please accept my sympathy for the heartache you are experiencing. Its a shame that no one in the family is willing to point out to your volatile sister-in-law that the annoyance shes feeling is selfish and insensitive. However, because no one is, it might be better that Anita be excluded from family gatherings in which she might feel her son is getting short shrift. And you should ask the person who is repeating her complaints to you to please stop sharing them. That should solve your problem. DearAbby: I am a married man, but not happily. I have been taking the kids on play dates with a neighbor woman who has been kind enough to meet with the children and doesnt seem to care too much that Im a guy. As you can imagine, most women will not bother to befriend a man they know is married. She has two kids who are close in age to mine. She is 19 years younger than I am and lives with her boyfriend. I have fallen in love with her. I know I cant tell her, and I doubt she feels the same toward me. When we part, we do hug each other. It makes me feel fantastic, something I havent experienced for a long time. Should I continue getting together with her or should I avoid her? I fee l both happy and sad when I see h er because I realize she is basically out of reach. Perplexed in Wiscons in Dear Perplexed: You feel lonely and isolated. It is understandable that you would be drawn to whatever warmt h you can get, but this youn g woman is not the answer to your problem. Call a halt to this relationship so that you can work on your rea l problem which is your unhappy marriage. Once you sort that out, everything else will fall into place. But continuing to see this woman as things are will only perpetuate your pain. DearAbby: Afew months ago I ran into an old friend at the spa. She told me to call her and pla n to get together with her. I have called her, but she never seems receptive to actually getting together. She called me once and invited me over to sit by the pool, but thats been the extent of it. Were both married wit h children and work part time. I feel as though Im bothering her when I call since she never makes an effort to return my calls o r accept my invitations. However, when we run in to each other at events or the spa, shes chatty and friendly. Should I stop putting o ut the effort? Cant Figure It O ut DearCant: Yes. Youv e taken the first step, and th e second. The ball is now in her court. Stop calling and let her make the next move. If she doesnt, she was probably making poli te conversation when she su ggested you get together. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know. To order, send a business-sized, selfaddressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included.) Attention paid to dying boy embitters his jealous aunt Dear Abby By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticIt, like, totally pains me to say this, but Take Me Home Tonight is a bummer. Anostalgic homage to the romantic-comedy romps of the 1980s, Take Me Home Tonight cycles through all the conventions of the genre without breathing any new life into them, or offering characters who are developed well enough to make us care about them. Director Michael Dowses film isnt a full-on John Hughes parody, like Not Another Teen Movie, but it still may as well come with a checklist at the door, just so you can keep track of all the s cliches. It would make the whole experience a little more fun and interactive. Theres the wild, all-night party that brings together people from varying social strata, the nerdy guy who finally gets the girl of his dreams, the pretty, popular girl whos tired of being pretty and popular. And like the similarly big-haired, acid-washed Hot Tub Time Machine, it wallows in the period kitsch, complete with one-hit wonders like Safety Dance and Come On Eileen (although, thankfully, the Eddie Money song of the same name as the films title is nowhere to be found). But once you get past giggling at how ridiculous we all looked back then, you realize there isnt much story there to keep you hooked. Topher Grace, the films star, actually helped come up with that story, and the movie itself exists in a bit of a time warp; Take Me Home Tonight was shot back in 2007, and is just now seeing the light of day. So just to make the whole exercise feel even more weirdly dated, Grace in real life is now 32. In the movie, though, the year is 1988, and Graces character, Matt Franklin, has just graduated from MIT. But instead of landing some prestigious engineering job, hes working at a video store at the mall and living at home with his parents in Los AngelesSan Fernando Valley. (For all you true fans out there, Matt and his friends went to Shermer High School the fictional high school where John Hughes set his tales.) But as is so often the case in these movies, this reserved guy goes a little crazy over one long night. Along for the ride are his twin sister, Wendy (Anna Faris), and his obligatory, wacky best friend, Barry (Dan Fogler, essentially doing a Sam Kinison impression). They all go to an endof-summer bash because they know that Tori (Teresa Palmer), the beautiful, blonde prom queen Matts secretly loved from afar, will be there. Back in high school, Tori wouldnt give Matt the time of day on her Swatch watch. But now that she thinks hes a big-time banker with Goldman Sachs, shes suddenly interested. Naturally, all his lies will catch up with him, and his moment of truth will come before a massive group of people. But first, Barry does insane amounts of cocaine and winds up in a creepy threesome (the only scene thats truly funny or unexpected) and Wendy must decide whether to marry her longtime boyfriend, a jerk named Kyle (Chris Pratt). Since hes so clearly wrong for her, theres never any tension in this subplot. Grace ordinarily has a ton of natural likability hes got that boy-next-door thing going, combined with a confident, deadpan sense of humor. Here, its such a foregone conclusion that Matt and Tori will end up together despite the brief contrivances in their way, theres no point in wasting the energy to root for them. You may as well busy yourself with your Rubiks Cube. 1980s homage Take Me Home Tonight is a bummer Movie Review Take Me Home Tonight Rating: R language, sexual content and drug use) Running time: 97 minutes Review: (of 4) Relativity Media Topher Grace stars as Matt Franklin and Dan Fogler stars as Barry Nathan in Take Me Home Tonight. By DENISE LAVOIE Associated PressBOSTON Jeff K inney has made more t han enough money writi ng about one Wimpy Kid t o live comfortably for the r est of his life. But thinking about the m illions of kids he reaches e ach month through the p opular childrens website P optropica.com makes him k eep his day job. Its the other great love o f my life, said Kinney, a uthor of the best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid b ook and movie series. Its very difficult to walk a way from an audience of 1 0 million kids a month. T o know that you can m ake a positive impact on w hat theyre learning and w hat theyre experiencing o nline is sort of addictive. The books are told from t he perspective of Greg H effley, a self-centered m iddle school boy whose a ngst over growing up a nd dealing with bullies, g irls and sibling rivalry a mong other things is c onveyed in funny stories a nd simple sketches. On P optropica, kids create t heir own avatars and can p lay and learn while e xploring virtual islands t hrough storytelling. Next week, Kinney will b ring his Wimpy Kid b ooks to Poptropica with a n ew Wimpy Wonderland i sland. Amovie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, was r eleased last year, and a s econd movie, Diary of a W impy Kid 2: Rodrick R ules, is set to be r eleased March 25. Kinney, the father of t wo boys, sees himself as p art author, part cartoonist, p art Web designer and all D ad. Theres a lot of junk in t he world for kids, and we t ry not to add to that. We t ry to create something t hats quality, said K inney, who lives in P lainville, a small town a bout 30 miles southwest o f Boston, on the Rhode I sland border. In 2001, while he was w orking on the book, he t ook a job at the Bostonb ased Family Education N etwork, a business unit o f Pearson PLC, publisher o f the Financial Times and P enguin books. He worked a s a design director for v arious websites, includi ng funbrain.com, a popul ar kidssite for online e ducational games. Parts o f Diary of a Wimpy Kid w ere first published on f unbrain in 2004. In 2007, the Family E ducation Network l aunched Poptropica, a site K inney came up with w hile mowing his lawn. In a little over three years, P optropica has become o ne of the largest virtual w ebsites for pre-teens, a veraging 8 million to 10 m illion unique visitors m onthly. Kinneys boss, Jess B rallier, said Kinneys w ork on the Wimpy Kid b ooks and Poptropica may l ook easy but Kinney does t hings over and over until t heyre just right. Kinney i s creative director and e xecutive producer of P optropica, and he works o n every aspect of the site, f rom creating the islands t o making sure the chat w ith historic characters is p reprogrammed so kids h ave no real contact with a nyone else using the site. Wimpy Kid author keeps day job on kids website

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Friday, March 11, 2011FAMILYFEATURES Y es, theres a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Its found in each blade of grass growing in Irelands lush pastures. Small herds of cows graze freely, and the milk, rich in beta-carotene from the grass, produces butter and cheeses of an exceptionally golden hue. Thousands of years before the Irish discovered potatoes, dairy cows, milk and butter were being woven into the fabric of Irish society, according to the Cork Butter Museum in Cork City, Ireland. The Cork Butter Exchange, a market created by the merchants of Cork City in 1769, was in its time, the largest butter market in the world, exporting as far away as Europe and America. Today, dairy products continue to play an important role in Irish cooking. Cooperatives of farmers, creameries and cheesemakers provide delicious Irish butter and cheeses throughout the U.S. under the Kerrygold label. Here are some iconic recipes from some stars of Irish cooking, using Kerrygold cheeses and butter. To learn more about Kerrygold, and for where-to-buy information, visit www.kerrygold.com/usa. Roasted Root Vegetable Soup Serves 4 to 6 You can substitute pumpkin, turnip or celeriac for the swede (rutabaga), or just use a mixture this is a very flexible recipe. Neven Maguire, chef/owner of the renowned MacNean House and Restaurant in Blacklion, County Cavan, Ireland; popular TVcooking star and cookbook author1 small swede (rutabaga) cut into cubes 2 carrots, cut into cubes 1 parsnip, cut into cubes 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) Kerrygold Irish Butter 1 onion, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 1 quart (4 cups) vegetable stock 1/2 cup single cream (orsubstitute half and half) Salt and freshly ground black pepper Preheat oven to 400F. Place swede, carrots and parsnip on baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season generously and roast for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown and tender, shaking baking sheet occasionally to ensure even cooking. Meanwhile, heat remaining tablespoon olive oil and butter in large heavy-based pot, and add onion, celery, garlic and thyme. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until softened but not browned, stirring occasionally. Add roasted root vegetables to pan and then pour in stock. Bring gently to boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes until completely tender, stirring occasionally. Pure with a hand blender until completely smooth. To serve, stir cream into soup. Gently heat through and season to taste, then ladle into warmed bowls. Note: You dont have to add the cream if youre watching the calories, but you might need a little extra stock to thin the soup.Cheese ToastiesServes 4 to 6 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) Kerrygold Irish Butter 8 slices firm, country-style white bread 1 package (7 ounces) Kerrygold DublinerCheese, grated 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives Salt and freshly ground black pepper Butter bread and arrange cheese over half of the slices, buttered side down. Sprinkle with chives and cover with remaining slices, buttered side up. Preheat a griddle or large non-stick frying pan and cook sandwiches two at a time 2 minutes each side until golden brown and cheese has melted. Keep hot. To serve, cut the cheese toasts into fingers. Brown Soda BreadMakes 2 loavesThis is an all-purpose and relatively foolproof recipe based on several I collected while researching The Country Cooking of Ireland. author Colman Andrews, whose Irish cookbook won the 2010 James Beard Foundation award for Best International Cookbook and Cookbook of the Year3 1/2 cups stone-ground whole wheat flour, preferably Irish orIrish-style 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour, preferably Irish, orpastry flour, plus more fordusting 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1teaspoon softened Kerrygold Irish Butter, plus more for greasing 1 3/4 to 2 cups room-temperature buttermilk Preheat oven to 375F. Mix wheat flour, white flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Work butter into mixture with your fingers. Form a well in the middle of flour mixture and pour buttermilk into the well. Form your hand into a rigid claw and stir dough slowly but steadily in a spiral motion, starting in the middle and working outwards. Dough should be soft but not too wet or sticky. (Start with 1 3/4 cups buttermilk, gradually adding, if necessary, to achieve the right consistency.) Turn dough out onto a floured board. Flour your hands lightly, then shape dough into a flat rectangle about 2 inches high. Cut dough in half lengthwise with a wet knife, then gently push each half into a lightly greased glass or foil loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the tops of the loaves are nicely browned. Serve this bread with plenty of Kerrygold Irish Butter.DublinerShepherds PieMakes 4 to 6 servingsOur family loves a hearty shepherds pi e after a long day working on the farm. Because our cows produce milk to make Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese, we like to add some shredded Dubliner to the potat o crust. Donal Murphy, Kerrygold dairy farmer, Bandon, County Cork, IrelandPotato Topping: 1 1/4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons Kerrygold Irish Butter 1/3 cup milk 1 cup shredded Kerrygold DublinerCheese 1/2 teaspoon salt Filling: 1 pound lean ground beef 2 tablespoons Kerrygold Irish Butter 1 medium onion, chopped 4 small carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick 2 tablespoons flour 3/4 cup Guinness Stout 3/4 cup beef stock 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed Preheat oven to 375F and lightly butter an 11x 7-inch baking dish. Cook potatoes in boiling water for 15 minut es or until very tender; drain well. Mash with butter and milk until smooth, the n stir in cheese and salt and set aside. Crumble beef into a medium skillet and cook until no longer pink; remove from skillet and set aside. In same ski llet, melt butter. Add onion and carrots ; cook for 10 minutes over medium heat to softe n, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute more. Add Guinness, stock, thyme and sal t; cook and stir until mixture is slightly thickened then stir in peas and cooked beef. Spoon into prepared baking dish then spread potato mixture over the top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or unti l top is lightly browned. Rhubarb CrumbleServes 6Crumbles are the ultimate comfort food. Vary the fruit according to the season. Darina Allen, founder of the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, County Cork, Ireland Brown Soda Bread, Roasted Root Vegetable Soup and Cheese Toasties Rhubarb Crumble DublinerShepherds P ie Filling: 1 1/2 pounds rhubarb, cut in 1/2-inch slices 1/2 cup sugar Crumble: 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) Kerrygold Irish Butter 4 ounces (scant 1 cup) white flour, preferably unbleached 1/4 cup superfine sugar Preheat oven to 350F. In bowl, mix filling ingredients; turn into a 1-quart (4 cups) capacity pie dish. Rub butter into flour just until mix ture resembles coarse breadcrumbs, then stir in sugar. Sprinkle this mixture over rhubarb in the pie dish. Bake for 30 to 45 min utes until topping is cooked and gold en. Serve with whipped cream and so ft brown sugar, or try stirring a little Amaretto into your cream. Recipe adapted from the Ballymaloe Cookery Course Book published by Kyle Cathie.